Silver arrives at the Whirl Islands, looking for Lance but finding Clair instead; he returns to her the badge he stole. She tells him she received a static-filled, cut-off call from Lance and has not been able to contact him since.
They are attacked by a swarm of Koffing, and Silver's Sneasel finds one holding a plate. Clair recognizes the term, as Lance mentioned the Safari Zone, plates, and Arceus in his call. Silver decides to go investigate the Safari Zone.