When magnetic waves from a malfunctioning satellite cause the Magnemite in Vermilion City to start acting strangely, Ren is determined to protect his partner Francois. Ash and Goh try to escort Ren and Francois out of the city, but other Magnemite at... (more)tack and eventually cause Francois to assimilate into a massive, Magnemite-like being. During the ordeal, Ren recalls how he met Francois and reflects on the bond they’ve formed since then. A struggle ensues, but Ren stands his ground, and Francois snaps out of its confusion! The other Magnemite also stop rampaging, and Ren and Francois return to the place they met, now with an even stronger friendship.