After realizing that the Plates correspond with the elemental Pokémon types, Silver gives the Earth Plate to his Rhyperior and tests the power. Rhyperior makes a huge fissure in the ground, separating Ariana and Crystal.
Trusting Crystal to take care of Ariana, Silver runs to Ecruteak City in search of Morty. Chuck, Falkner, and Bugsy refuse him entrance into Morty's gym, believing him to be one of the many ruffians who seek to use Morty's inner eye for their own benefit. However, when Chuck's Hitmontop recognizes Silver's Rhyperior, Silver explains how Blue Oak gave him Rhyperior. Trusting in his former student, Chuck lets Silver pass into the gym. However, Morty is with another client at the moment, so Silver must wait.
Little does Silver know, but that other client is Gold, searching for Lance, the same as Silver. Hearing noise outside the door, Morty gets up and opens it, confronting Silver. Seeing Silver's pokédex, Morty lets him in.
Gold and Silver catch sight of each other.