Red unleashes Poliwrath to stop Koga from dealing Blue the final blow. Koga easily repels him, and his Grimer pins Blue. Koga realizes that Red must have defeated Lt. Surge, but decides to finish Blue off first. Before he can cut Blue's throat, Pidgeot barrels into his stomach. Koga is stunned, saying that the Razor Wind should have killed Blue—but Blue shows Koga his reflective pendant, given to him by his grandfather. It is now cracked from the force of defending Blue from Koga's Razor Wind.
Koga unleashes Articuno and holds a blade to Red's throat, threatening Red's life if Blue doesn't come quietly. He reveals that Team Rocket is using the four gym badges they possess to give Koga total control over Articuno. Red and Blue struggle to escape, a wall breaking in the process, but are frozen solid by Articuno; Koga remarks that if they had known when to give up, they could have become his own subordinates instead of freezing to death.
However, as Koga turns his back to leave, he is attacked: Blue's Charizard is hovering outside the window, using flame to melt Red and Blue. Blue reveals that when the wall broke, he slipped Charizard out there for an advantage in battle.Blue takes the Soul Badge from Koga's unconscious body and uses Koga's Golbat mirror to scry for Professor Oak. He sees that Oak is in the basement.
They hear a girl scream; Red's thoughts immediately turn to Green. Blue tosses him the Soul Badge so that Red can use it in defense and the two part ways, Red to investigate the scream and Blue to find his grandfather.
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