The man before Ruby and Sapphire introduces himself as Juan, and the two behind him as Tate and Liza. All three are gym leaders, and Juan was the mentor of Wallace. He tells them they are on Mirage Island, a place where time does not usually run at the same speed as it does in the rest of the world: Ruby and Sapphire have been unconscious for three days on Mirage Island, which translates to twenty-one days in world time.
Juan uses his Kingdra's water screen to show Ruby and Sapphire that the Champions and Elite Four are containing Kyogre and Groudon's battle using Regirock, Registeel, and Regice. This, however, is only a temporary measure, and everyone is waiting for Ruby and Sapphire to come defeat Kyogre and Groudon and thus fulfill their destiny.
Tate and Liza send out their two Spoink and attack Ruby and Sapphire, prompting each to retaliate. However, Ruby directes his attack towards Juan, whose Kingdra defends him with Water Pulse. Ruby admits that Juan fights like Ruby's master, Wallace, and accepts Juan as his "grand master."
Liza then senses the presence of Plusle and Minun, huddling nearby with their old master's diary.