| VS Kyogre & Groudon IV
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A massive tidal wave approaches Sapphire and Winona and is about to engulf them. Winona states that they will not be able to escape in time and has her Masquerain go and attack the wave before it hits them. Suddenly, the Relicanth in Sapphire's arms begins glowing, and the tidal wave is parted, causing it to miss the two Trainers. Winona immediately picks up Sapphire and flies her out of the water.
Although Winona believes that her attack parted the wave, Sapphire thinks to herself about how Masquerain's attack should not have been strong enough to do it. Sapphire notes that the Relicanth released an energy just before the wave was parted, but thinks nothing of it once she notes that it is too injured to even continue moving. After checking it in the Pokédex, she decides to keep the Relicanth names it Relo.
Winona gets a call on her Pokégear, which is revealed to be sent by Wattson. Wattson reveals that he and Flannery are currently battling against Kyogre, but none of their attacks are doing any real damage to it. Wattson asks if Winona to give them advice for defeating it if she can think of something. Although Kyogre attacks the two, Wattson refuses to give up and prepares to fight again.
Sapphire points out that even though the location that they are at is where the two energies will collide, the storm has stopped and the earth is rising. Winona quickly realizes what this means and calls Brawly and Roxanne. Brawly reveals that in the location he is at, the temperature is quickly rising, signifying that Groudon is going to the surface. Suddenly, the ground begins to crumble, and Groudon immediately shoots up from underground.
Upon seeing Groudon, Brawly and Winona prepare themselves for battle. Winona loses her signal and is unable to talk to the other Gym Leaders and prays for their success. Suddenly, two voices appear in Winona and Sapphire's heads. The voices reveal that even though the Gym Leaders are fighting the legendary Pokémon, it will not be enough to stop the destruction. The voices reveal that the real battle takes place underground.
The old couple from Mt. Pyre arrive in a bubble created by their Chimecho. Suddenly, the Chimecho loses energy, which causes the old couple to fall to the ground. Sapphire manages to save the two with Troppy and asks if they are alright. The old couple reveals that they are the former guardians of the Red and Blue Orbs at Mt. Pyre.
They reveal that the orbs can control Groudon and Kyogre, and that they passed on their roles to Tate and Liza when their age caught up with them. Since the orbs had been stolen and Tate and Liza are missing, the old couple had to find someone to tell about their situation. They state that fighting the Pokémon is pointless, as someone is using the orbs to control both Pokémon. Because of this, the real opponents are at the Seafloor Cavern.
- Sapphire decides to keep the Relicanth and nicknames it Relo.
- Wattson and Flannery fight Kyogre, while Brawly and Roxanne fight Groudon.
- The couple from Mt. Pyre reveals that fighting Groudon and Kyogre will not solve anything.
- Altaria (Winona's)
- Masquerain (Winona's)
- Tropius (Troppy; Sapphire's)
- Relicanth (Relo; Sapphire's; new)
- Manectric (Wattson's)
- Magcargo (Flannery's)
- Graveler (Roxanne's)
- Machoke (Brawly's)
- Chimecho (x2; couple's)
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