Gold and Crystal, bewildered that the Masked Man appears to be somewhere else, and not among the Gym Leaders as they were told, then realize that Ho-Oh is the one being attacked. Carl and Sham boast that not even legendary Pokémon escape capture by the Masked Man. They then switch off the live recording, declaring that the Masked Man's arrival is imminent, and that Team Rocket will be resurrected once more. With that, they throw down their Team Rocket jackets and put on their half-masks.
Gold, still unable to move, suddenly realizes that it is because of Roar. He and Crystal then find themselves surrounded by several Houndoom and Persian. Aibo finds a way to release Polibo from its Poké Ball, and the Politoed instantly puts its opposition to sleep. However, Sham's Slowkingsnores loudly to create solid air blocks, and Carl's Magcargo breathes out fire while asleep. Crystal has Bonee swat away Slowking's Snore while Gold has Polibo counter Magcargo's Fire attack. Both soon struggle with their opponents.
Sham wastes no time with their opponents' struggle, and begins hacking the central controls. Gold and Crystal eventually have Parasee and Sunbo's combined Giga Drain knock out Magcargo and Slowking by sending them crashing towards their Trainers. By this time, the alert sirens sound. Despite being grabbed by the collar by Gold, Carl gloats at his successful mission before fainting. The monitors then state that the Magnet Train lock is being released.
At the Magnet Train station serving the Indigo Plateau, two guards who are watching the Magnet Train suddenly become horrified when the train's lights flicker on to reveal a large number of masked Team Rocket Grunts inside. The guards quickly rush to alert their boss, but the Team Rocket Elite Trio zap them unconscious and enter the train.