Later, Crystal stops by a river to rest. As she fills her canteen up with water, she notices a drifting motor boat with a Flaaffy and a Dunsparce that are hanging off from the edge, struggling to not fall into the water. The motor boat's engine suddenly turns on, and Crystal quickly hops in to save and capture the Pokémon. Megaree, however, stays on the shore.
Right after she jumps into the boat, Flaaffy and Dunsparce start attacking her. She fights back with Natee's Psychic, and captures the Flaaffy. She quickly looks up Dunsparce's data in her Pokédex, and realizes the Dunsparce is starting to escape by boring a hole in the boat. Thus, the boat starts to sink. As Dunsparce comes out of the boat, Crystal jumps up and kicks a Poké Ball at it.
After capturing Dunsparce, the Poké Ball falls down toward the water, but Megaree catches it with the large leaf on his head. However, in the process Megaree falls into the river. With Natee's help, Crystal flies over, scoops up Megaree, and praises him for saving the Poké Ball with Dunsparce in it. Crystal then finds a Pokégear in the boat wreckage, and wonders if it if belongs to the owner of the boat. Suddenly, Pokégear the rings and a voice asks her to transport him a Pokémon. When Crystal explains that the Pokémon Transporter isn't working, a mysterious figure appears in the sky.
Crystal finds out that she cannot transport Pokémon to Professor Oak as the Pokémon Transporter is not working.
Professor Oak and Professor Elm speed up repairs for the transporter.