Maryann and Tyler, riding Absol, head for Sootopolis City—the same place that Ruby and Sapphire, at the whims of Groudon and Kyogre, are being brought. Realizing that Kyogre and Groudon mean to battle, Maryann and Tyler contact the Hoenn Director in the bachoon.
Upon hearing this, the guardians of Mt. Pyre explain that Kyogre and Groudon have had an awakening of "body" in the Seafloor Cavern, and they now are seeking the second awakening, the awakening of "mind" in the Cave of Origin.
At that moment, Kyogre and Groudon arrive simultaneously in Sootopolis and begin to battle.
In Lilycove City, Brawly's Hariyama's Knock Off has found Mack's Slugma are holding Tate and Liza's hair pins. Exhausted, Brawly demands to know where Tate and Liza are; equally exhausted, Mack chuckles and refuses to divulge the location. Mack announces that he has fulfilled his mission—Groudon has reached Sootopolis—and he fades into fire.
On Route 108, her mission fulfilled and her pride injured by being tricked by Flannery, Angie abandons Ark, leaving Flannery and Winona. Wattson suddenly bursts out of the water, and the women realize Sapphire's Wailord saved him from drowning when he fell in the water. On Wailord's back, Winona finds a black box from the Kaien I, which functions like a radio transmitter and is spilling Team Aqua communications. The three gym leaders realize that the Team Aqua headquarters is offshore of Lilycove.
Unknown to them, Amber is eavesdropping and has overheard their intention to attack.In the Lilycove Department Store, Wallace easily dominates Mitch in battle, advising him to give up. However, Mitch has been driven insane by the influence of the Blue Jewel, and he attacks Wallace in a rampage. Wallace manages to reach the roof, but Mitch follows and hurls him into a vending machine.
Steven Stone interferes, defeating Mitch in one attack. Wallace complains about Steven's tardiness, making Steven apologize. Steven then says he requires Wallace's assistance and that there is no time waste.