The Three Fires go to Slateport City, intending to kidnap Captain Stern. They end up kidnapping Ruby, the President of the PokéFan Club, and Tuga as well. As Marge and Mitch search for a missing component of the Kaien I, Mack interrogates Captain Stern, threatening physical harm to his friend Tuga if he would not cooperate. Captain Stern gives in and tells them that the missing piece is from the Devon Corporation, and was supposed to have been delivered by their President.
Mack then discovers Ruby eavesdropping and chases him into the Kaien I, where they battle. Ruby escapes in the escape pod and Mack steers the Kaien I out of Slateport, remarking that when they are finished with it, the Kaien I will take them all the way to the Cave of Origin.
The Three Fires and Maxie meet on Route 111 in the desert ruins, where Mitch reports Mt. Chimney's death. Mack reports that his modification of the scanner is not complete. Impatient, Marge leaves.
Marge goes to Rusturf Tunnel, where she and her grunts cause a cave-in for the sake of it. She encounters Ruby and recognizes him. She invites him to join Team Magma, but he declines and Marge decides to concentrate on getting revenge. Mack reveals to her that he has finished modifying the scanner, and he locates the Jewels at Mt. Pyre.
- Ninetales (Marge's)
- Torkoal (Mitch's)
- Swellows (Three Fires')
- Camerupt (Maxie's)
- Slugma (Mack's)