On their way to Shoyo City, our heroes make a stop in Koboku Town, where they encounter a Kabigon sleeping in the middle of town, snoring so loudly that the noise is unbearable. Every year at the end of the harvest, Kabigon comes to clear out the roots from the town's crops. Kabigon gets to eat its fill of tasty roots, and the townspeople get their fields plowed in the process. Afterward, they throw a Harvest Festival, and the Lord of Shobonne Castle plays the Pokémon Flute--the only thing that can wake Kabigon up after a big meal. But this year he's refusing to attend. Satoshi and friends ask for Lord Shabboneau's help, and he admits that Princess Allie of the nearby Parfum Palace took his Pokémon Flute. Our heroes try to retrieve it, but the princess refuses - until she notices Pikachu. She challenges Satoshi to a battle. If she loses, she'll give up the Pokémon Flute--but if she wins, she gets to keep Pikachu. A Thunderbolt from Pikachu messes up Trimmien's fur and Allie ...
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