A Staravia Is Born!

On their way to Oreburgh City for Ash's first Sinnoh Gym battle, our heroes meet Rosebay, who's concerned about the dwindling population of flying Pokémon in the forest. Ash sends his Starly to investigate and soon discovers that Team Rocket is behind it-they've set up a net to trap the Pokémon, and Starly gets caught as well! After Jessie and James leave Meowth to guard their catch, a captured Hoothoot hypnotizes him into letting the Pokémon go.