Red is underwater on Route 19, using his Itemfinder to locate HM03, Surf, which he wants in order to go to the Seafoam Islands (and because Blue has Surf already). Just as Red finds the HM, a wild Dragonite forces him out of the water.
Red realizes that to get Surf, he has to lure Dragonite out of the water. He sends Pikachu down, secured with Ivysaur's vines, to give Dragonite an electric shock. Pikachu is then yanked out of the water, the enraged Dragonite following. Red's Snorlax immediately ambushes Dragonite; unfortunately, their combined weights cause the platform that Red is standing on to crumble.Red decides to snatch the HM before surfacing, but Dragonite, noticing what Red is doing, destroys the HM and attacks Red. A boulder falls onto Red's leg, pinning him as Red runs out of air. At that moment, Gyarados and Misty—who has a mermaid tail—appear. Gyarados attacks Dragonite while Misty swims down to rescue the semi-unconscious Red. In his delirium, Red understandably mistakes Misty for a mermaid.
Red surfaces, coughing, and finds himself on a Starmie. He sees Gyarados and the Dragonite battling and, recognizing Gyarados, orders him to use Hyper Beam. Gyarados's and Dragonite's attacks clash in a battle of titans, and finally Dragonite collapses.
Red is relieved, but then Misty appears, holding the broken HM and scolding Red. If Red wants to cross the ocean, she says, he should come to her: Misty, the water-type Pokémon expert.
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