After seeing the Masked Man, Gold immediately has his Polibo use Dynamic Punch, but Polibo's hand is Frozen. Then Gold charges forward, but Silver pushes him backward and has his Kingdra use Twister so that Gold can see the ice spikes that were hidden by the mist. Suddenly, Professor Elm calls Gold on his Pokégear. He tells Gold that evidence says that the Masked Man is a Gym Leader, and to not fight the Masked Man. But Gold is in the middle of doing exactly that.
The Masked Man's Delibird uses Blizzard, creating more ice spikes. The Masked Man says that Silver can't run away from him "like last time". Silver and his Sneasel seem aggravated. Sneasel then uses Icy Wind. Delibird feints at Gold, then punches Silver in the face. The Masked Man steps on Silver's hand to hold him where he is. Gold finds out that the Masked Man kidnapped kids nine years ago, and one of them was Silver.
Silver prepares to send out a Pokémon, but the Masked Man tells Silver that if he does that, he'll kill Gold since his Delibird's arm is frozen to make an ice spear. The Masked Man tells Silver that he's gone weak. However, Gold knows the truth and tells the Masked Man that Silver is strong and that he has seen Silver's strength many times. Then Exbo throws Delibird off its feet. Silver and Sneasel get a bit farther away from the Masked Man. The Masked Man sends out his Houndour and his Ariados.