A group of Pokémon attack Norman, but he easily defeats them, impressing his interviewer. The woman reveals that he is the new gym leader of Petalburg City and she asks after his family, whom Norman says are moving from Johto to join him in Hoenn today.
The van suddenly gets mired in mud. The lady calls for Ruby's help, but Ruby refuses on the grounds that he doesn't want to get his Pokémon muddy. Instead, he has Ralts use Confusion to lift the enormous van out of the mud.
Ruby, looking around, says that Hoenn seems beautiful—perfect for his team of intelligent, strong, adorable, cool, and, of course, beautiful Pokémon.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Littleroot Town (debut)