He is next seen on Cinnabar Island, where Team Rocket is after his blood for betraying them. He steps in to save Red—an innocent bystander—and even endures a Night Shade attack to protect Red. The two escape on Blaine's Rapidash after Red's Gyarados causes a distraction. As they ride, Blaine confesses to Red that he used to be a Team Rocket scientist, and he notices that there is a fireball catching up to them. When Red's Poliwrath fails to put it out, Blaine realizes that they are actually being chased by Team Rocket's Moltres; a grunt insinuates that Blaine was there when Team Rocket captured it at the Indigo Plateau.
While battling Moltres, Blaine catches sight of Red's "strange "stone." Recognizing it as the Old Amber, Blaine begs Red to trust him, takes Red's Gyarados, and sends Red with the Old Amber to his secret laboratory. Blaine intends to hold off Moltres until Red can return with an Aerodactyl, meeting Moltres in the air. But when Red fails to show, Blaine despairs, revealing that Mewtwo has escaped and Blaine must find it, or else Mewtwo may destroy them all. He also confesses that he was the one to created Mewtwo.
- Fire Spin