| VS Kyogre & Groudon I
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As the buildings of Slateport City break apart behind him, Ruby frantically searches for the runaway Mimi, only for a piece of rubble to fall on his arm. The Swimmer is shocked to see Wallace making no effort to rescue Ruby and goes to do it himself. Although Ruby tells the Swimmer to leave him alone, the Swimmer saves Ruby anyway as the building completely turns to rubble.
Wallace flies up near them in his car and notes that Mimi isn't coming back because of what Ruby had said to her. He points out that when Ruby challenged him in Fallarbor Town, he refused to use Mimi despite the fact that she is used in Beauty Contests. After reminded him of his negligence in noticing when Zuzu warned him of the fire in the Contest hall, Wallace claims that Ruby doesn't trust in his Pokémon and only cares about himself. The Swimmer stops Wallace by pointing out that he even though he knows what he's saying is important, Ruby won't be able to hear as he had cried himself unconscious.
The announcer asks Wallace if he did the right thing, as the entire mystery contestant participation was simply an act. Due to Mimi having run away, Wallace decides to hold onto the Ribbon she would have won in the Contest. The Swimmer questions Wallace's motives, but Wallace ignores him and sends Ruby to a first-aid center before going back to rescue more people. As they fly away, Ruby apologizes to Mimi in his sleep as he continues crying.
Deep underwater, Team Aqua and Team Magma finally reach the Seafloor Cavern in the S.S. Kaien 1 submarine, where they sense they sense the presence of Kyogre and Groudon upon entering. After reaching a fork in the road, the teams go their separate ways. Upon reaching the end of the tunnels, the two leaders stare in astonishment at their respective Pokémon in a deep slumber.
Back in Slateport, Maryann and Tyler search through the city for Ruby, but note that they never expected the city to be flooded when they got there. Although Tyler suggests going to Fortree City where the Gym Leaders had gathered because it'd be impossible to find Ruby in the city, Maryann states that there's another person they're searching for. They find Captain Stern being rescued along with several other citizens by a rescue boat.
Before they can tell him anything, Stern reveals that Mitch's attack from before now gives him coughing fits because of the smoke he breathed in. In addition to his coughing fits, Stern reveals that Tuga has been hospitalized. Although Stern believes the duo had come for an interview, Maryann corrects him by revealing that Team Magma and Team Aqua had stolen both components of the S. S. Kaien 1 and have joined forces.
Maryann reveals that the two teams have planned to head off to the Seafloor Cavern. She asks Stern if there is any way to chase after them to stop them. Stern replies that if they've gone to the Seafloor Cavern, chasing after the villains would be impossible.
- Ruby fails to find Mimi.
- Wallace reveals that Ruby actually won the Contest and holds onto Mimi's Ribbon.
- Team Aqua and Team Magma locate Kyogre and Groudon.
- Maryann and Tyler reveal Team Aqua and Magma's plan to Stern.
- Marge (fantasy)
- Mack (fantasy)
- Ark (fantasy)
- Angie (fantasy)
- Maryann & Tyler
- Captain Stern
- Team Aqua Grunts
- Team Magma Grunts
- Whiscash (Phillip; Wallace's)
- Castform (Popo; Ruby's)
- Mightyena (Nana; Ruby's)
- Delcatty (Coco; Ruby's)
- Swampert (Zuzu; Ruby's)
- Gyarados (Gyara; Swimmer's)
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