On Cerise Island, Blue is walking with Koga. They find themselves lost in the maze created by Agatha's Arbok. Koga finds the broken tail of his own Arbok that got cut by Agatha's Pokémon earlier. They immediately figure out that they have been going in circles and try to figure out a way to get out.
Koga starts to faint, and says it is not normal for him to lose so much strength simply from a Leech Life from Golbat. He thinks that something else is draining away his energy, and Blue tells him to take it easy. Blue hears a sound from behind and looks down and notices his own shadow lengthening; he releases his Golduck to get ready. Koga calls his Koffing, but Gengar shoots from Golduck's shadow without warning and knocks down both Golduck and Koffing.
Blue sends out his Charizard, Scyther, and Ninetales to attack Gengar, but it escapes into Blue's shadow and attacks Blue's Pokémon. Blue realizes that the more Pokémon he sends out, the more shadows Gengar can escape in, so he calls back his fainted Pokémon. Koga discovers his theory was right, that Gengar is stealing energy from himself, and Blue tells him to stay where he's sitting. Blue sends out his Porygon and makes it use Conversion to make Gengar's physical attacks useless. However that doesn't stop Gengar from attacking Blue, and he wonders if there's a way to bring Gengar out of the shadows.
In the Pewter Museum of Science in Pewter City, Brock orders Geodude to protect the tank of Kabuto while heading out with other Geodude to attack the Machoke, but one Machoke goes past the Geodude and grabs Brock. At Celadon City, Erika is being attacked by multiple Shellder, and is barely holding on using her Tangela, when one of her servants comes in to tell Erika something. In Cerulean City, Misty is easily losing to multiple Gengar and Haunter when Erika contacts her, she says that more of the Elite Four's Pokémon are attacking Viridian City, Vermilion City, Fuchsia City, Saffron City and Cinnabar Island. Misty uses her Starmie to try and send a message to the heroes on Cerise Island.