Flannery reports the death of Mt. Chimney at Team Aqua's hands, passionately denouncing Team Aqua and declaring that Team Magma can be good. This starts an argument, splitting the gym leaders evenly among Team Aqua supporters and Team Magma supporters; they look to Norman to break the tie, but he responds that he supports neither team. He leaves, irritating the other gym leaders with his perceived arrogance.
Winona calls the Pokémon Association president, reporting the events of the discussion. The president, beyond acknowledging some secret interaction between himself and Norman seven years prior, says that the death of Mt. Chimney has disturbed Kyogre and Groudon, which was likely the criminals' intention.