i don’t know how to explain to you just how dumb this game’s plot is.
these guys, team Great Rocket, come through in a blimp and steal everyone’s cards and you have to face them in card fights to get them back. they lock up the club masters quite literally, the water club is locked in their own pool and forced to tread water!! this aint yu-gi-oh and theres no mystical stakes, its just pieces of cardboard.
speaking of which! team great rocket prints their own cards. why anyone honors this is never explained. they also have their own minor rules sometimes. did i mention they have their own huge fucking island? they do and you go there and it’s populated with a bunch of rude people who fucking love trading card games
this Big Bad’s motivation is that you should only play to win. nothing about stealing cards or anything, so i think the writer(s?) [easiest job in the world btw] forgot their own plot at this point. you beat him twice and suddenly he realizes he’s having fun playing a card game and has a change of heart. he then comes out of left field about how friendship is great and gives you a togepi coin as a sign of friendship
"that solves that dispute then, wouldn’t you say, <playername>?"
i guess so dude, whatever!