After a traumatic childhood experience where he almost drowns in the lake while fishing, Mr. Saridakis becomes determined to buy the lake and build an amusement park over it. However Tiffany refuses to sell the lake, so he uses his Crawdaunt to scare away all the people who go there to fish.
Crawdaunt and Ash's Corphish have a battle to decide the fate of the lake, but Team Rocket interferes. During the battle to save Crawdaunt, Mr. Saridakis is knocked into the lake, where he is saved by Galea and Dragonair. He realizes that it was Galea and Dragonair that saved him all those years ago, and in gratitude he decides to cancel his plans.
| Crawdaunt is Mr. Saridakis's only known Pokémon. While Ash and his friends were fishing, Ash caught a heavy Crawdaunt. Seeing that it is ferocious, Ash releases Corphish to battle it. The Crawdaunt easily defeats Ash's Corphish as Corphish was the pre-evolved form of Crawdaunt. Crawdaunt leaves after defeating Corphish, destroying their rods in the process.
Tiffany comes up to the group and she mentions about how the Crawdaunt scared all the Pokémon and customers away from the lake. They search for it after their revived ambition. Everyone goes different directions to search for the giant crab. Tiffany finds it between a bed of rocks. However, they find out that Crawdaunt belongs to Mr. Saridakis.
After Ash's training with Galea, it was time for Corphish's rematch against Crawdaunt. This time, Corphish was able to get the upper hand. Team Rocket comes by and interrupts their battle by stealing Crawdaunt and Ash's Pikachu. May's Squirtle saves them with its newly learned Rapid Spin and Team Rocket blasts off.
Mr. Saridakis falls off the boat and Dragonair rescues Saridakis. Realizing that Dragonair saved his life before, he decides to declare Ash the winner of the battle.
|Debut||On Olden Pond|
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