After witnessing Wallace dowse a fire and settle an argument, Ruby pins all of his ribbons to his chest, introduces himself to Wallace, and challenges him to an out-of-contest (unofficial) beauty competition. Though Wallace's cheerleaders are offended at his gall, Wallace is faintly amused and interested. Wallace agrees.
Meanwhile, Maryann and Tyler have arrived at the Natural Science Meteor Research Starstone Laboratory; they find it swarming with action, many assistants crunching lots of data. A man tells them that Professor Starstone left for Meteor Falls a few days ago with a sponsor and has not returned.
He goes on to tell Maryann and Tyler that, due to the decrease of temperature because of Mt. Chimney's death, there has been a decrease in evaporation and thus an increase in sea level. He mentions that such a thing calls back to the ancient legends, which culminated in the cataclysmic battle between Kyogre and Groudon.
The assistants also reveal that they are expecting a visit from Wallace concerning how the death of Mt. Chimney has affected Sootopolis.
Back outside the contest hall, Ruby has just lost horribly to Wallace's Luvdisc.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Fallarbor Town
- Natural Science Meteor Research Starstone Laboratory