Red arrives at Mt. Silver with Blue's Charizard. At the hot springs of the mountain, Sabrina receives a call from Lt. Surge, the latter asking if her wrist is better, as she asks him how his investigation is doing.
He starts telling her all the incidents reported in Johto all being traced to Team Rocket, with the latest being around the Lake of Rage. Questioning these incidents that Giovanni had left and that Team Rocket should have dissolved, coming to the conclusion that someone is gathering former members of Team Rocket to cause havoc with the team's name. He goes into a store labeled "Buns of Rage", having entered he suspects it to be a normal shop until he hears something from the basement. Using his Raichu to make a hole, they jumped into it and discover a factory. Wanting to find out the owner of the factory, they are introduced by the Masked Man, who arrives from behind him. Lt. Surge sends out three of his Magneton to stop his movements, as he does this the Masked Man asks him how he found the basement, he answers him that since he is an expert on the Electric-type he is sensitive to electric fields and that he heard the faint sounds of the machines. The Masked Man calls out his Houndour to attack. Lt. Surge orders his Raichu to use his tail to stop the Houndour as he has maximized his electricity from the air, so he can question the Masked Man. Before he can question him multiple wild Houndour appeared around them, as the Masked Man explains that his Houndour had called them. As the Houndour howl Lt. Surge and his Raichu are disabled of their movements, as the Masked Man explains to him that he will meet the same fate as two kids from before. Lt. Surge explains to him that he had set a timer on his suit in case he was not able to capture his target in five minutes, which promptly releases multiple of his Electrode to use Self-Destruct to help him escape. The Masked Man decides not to worry about him as he is an ex-Team Rocket member, afterwards Lt. Surge, exhausted from the battle, heads to the Lake of Rage and notices some bubbling in the lake, which came from something frozen on the bottom of the lake.
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- The Unown G form in the flashback is missing its top prong.