Ruby struggles with Archie's Tentacruel's tentacles, realizing that Archie's Tentacruel dragged Marge into the Cave of Origin, which collapsed and killed her. Archie and Maxie declare that they have teamed up, as they should have from the start, and to ensure that Rayquaza won't show up and interfere, Maxie's Houndoom burns Norman's body.
Meanwhile, Wallace , carrying Steven's body, sees Plusle's and Minun's electricity emanating from his car. Sapphire explains that they had gotten really desperate all of the sudden. Realizing that they must have sensed something, Wallace directs the car up to the floating Sootopolis, but they encounter a barrier of energy.
Plusle and Minun mange to put a hole in the barrier with their attacks, but they aren't strong enough to make it bigger. Instead, Coil-boy and the sentient generator from New Mauville arrive and blast a hole in it. They quickly enter and find the ravages of battle: Marge's limp arm sticking out from the Cave of Origin, Norman's burning body, and Ruby wrapped up and restrained.
Looking down at Steven, Wallace says he understands why Steven passed the cloak to him. Wallace puts the cloak on and challenges Archie and Maxie.