We are back to the present as Madoka is with Hiyama. They see Meguro dating some man she met on a dating app. However, things look suspicious when some company copies Meguro’s design and is accused of plagiarism.
Interestingly, Madoka made it to Team Rocket, taking over Silph Co while battling the four youngest sisters. It’s funny to see Meguro act so childish to the man she is dating, Sakaki Sabuchiu, the marketing department manager for Cosme Rocket. It looks pretty suspicious, as it reminds me of Team Rocket. He is not what he seems as Madoka sees Sakaki trip a child running around with an ice cream. The kid drops it, and he tries to calm the child creepily. It pretty much sets the tone of what kind of person he is.
Of course, Madoka mentions that Meguro doesn’t have the shadow of nine tails. Yep, Meguro’s personality reminds her of a Vulpix. It’s not too surprising, given her cheerful and energetic personality. Madoka obviously wants one but can’t catch it in Red, but Hiyama has one.
But yes, Meguro is excited about her relationship with Sakaki as she thought about deleting the dating app. Madoka tells her to hold off for one apparent reason. However, things are about to change for the worse.
Apparently, ADVenture finds out that Meguro’s design for a shampoo bottle got blatantly stolen. Of course, Meguro doesn’t think much of it as it could harm her relationship. Of course, things get a bit suspicious as Meguro watches the video of Sakaki’s presentation. Meanwhile, Hiyama and Madoka at the bar restaurant see Sora playing Pokemon Violet and Scarlet. He discovers a cute Eevee.
When he encounters it, it is a Ditto. The funny thing is when Hiyama sees Ditto copy his Clefable, he seems amazed. So, Sakaki has the personality of a Ditto as Maguro sees a smiley face carrot slice, which looks suspicious. It appears he stole the idea but won’t admit it as he subtly laughs.
Eventually, calls come into ADVenture to cancel their contracts with accusations they copied Cosme Rocket’s work. Madoka and Meguro went to one of their clients to sort things out. That is when they ran into Midori as she seemed smug seeing Madoka in an unfortunate situation of having accusations of plagiarism thrown at ADVenture.
Eventually, Madoka tells Meguro not to ignore her as she takes her to a restaurant. Meguro wants to give up and have someone else do the design. Madoka doesn’t want her to give up as it’s not like her. Meguro eventually admits to having her design stolen from her computer but doesn’t think of it as she really wants this relationship to work.
Of course, Madoka mentions that the fake won’t surpass the original. To encourage Meguro, she showed the magazine ad about hair bleach that Meguro worked on. Madoka admits that this led her to get a job at ADVenture and that her favorite designer wouldn’t stand to have her work plagiarized. The Vulpix inside Meguro finally evolves into Ninetales as the screen shows Madoka using that firestone. Of course, in a scene while Meguro is showing, we see Sakaki hacking into the encrypted folder to steal design files.
As for the next date, Meguro’s phone is going off, and Meguro wonders why. Well, it’s because the internet discovered that Cosme Rocket has been stealing designs, designers are calling the company out, and customers are boycotting their product.
Meguro doesn’t take Sakaki’s feelings for love when he gets exposed for plagiarizing designs. Meguro gives Sakaki the burn he deserves for stealing designs by exposing him for stealing her designs. Madoka provides the KO with a hit to Sakaki by showing all the tweets complaining about Sakaki stealing their designs with their “Fire Blast” attack. Seeing him fall to the ground in despair as Meguro curses his entire descendants for a thousand years is funny.
The moral of the story? Don’t plagiarize people’s ideas. The funny thing is that she goes off to her next date with a government office worker. Basically, she dumped him, but of course, he served it. Why do you want to date someone who steals someone else’s ideas? It just brings their integrity into question.