Upon realizing that he is the only one who knows of Relicanth's ability to reach the bottom of the sea, Ruby is torn about what to do. He is distracted from his dilemma when he catches sight of his missing Feebas, flopping around outside.
He rushes to save her, but discovers it is actually a Magikarp, who he returns to a blind boy. The boy thanks Ruby for using his skill to save Magikarp, making Ruby realize that he has not been making any use of his power against Teams Aqua or Magma while everybody else has been fighting tooth and nail. Ruby is tormented with guilt and the weight of his knowledge, but lightens his burden when he finally comes to a decision: he decides to fight Team Magma.
Meanwhile, on Route 126, Sapphire is about ready to jump in herself and swim to the bottom of the sea, regardless of drowning. Wallace and Ruby arrive, Ruby telling her and Winona about a Relicanth's special ability. Ruby measures Sapphire's Relicanth and, upon calling Mr. Briney, determines that Relicanth can carry two children to the Seafloor Cavern.
Wallace quickly overcomes Winona's objections, announcing that he trusts Ruby, and Ruby offers new clothing to Sapphire as a gesture of reconciliation. Sapphire accepts his offering, putting on the new clothes, and the two of the dive underwater, on their way to confront their enemies in the Seafloor Cavern.
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