there was going to be a story where the group come across a wild Roobeo training in Goldune Desert, Ash and Cole try and catch it, Ash fails, Cole puts up a good fight and almost catches it but fails also, so they leave. The arrive in Goldune City. end of story.
Next story Ash has his gym battle, wins the battle. Cole goes up next, but before his battle Roobeo arrives and wants to battle cole one last time, he does, he defeats Roobeo, and catches it.