Suicune appears behind Falkner, getting the attention of Raikou and Entei, while preparing for an attack. As Falkner throws the Poké Balls at Raikou and Entei, he senses Suicune, who dashes in and uses Bubble Beam to catch the Poké Balls. As the Bird Keeper tries to talk him into giving up, Falkner decides to capture all three Pokémon and comes up with a plan.
Falkner orders Skarmory to use Steel Wing on Suicune, which manages to hit it, but one of its feathers breaks in the process. Falkner then throws multiple Poké Balls, all missing Suicune. The Bird Keeper questions him where he's aiming. As the Poké Balls come back, Falkner explains to him that the feathers attached to the Poké Balls gives them a boomerang like function. He explains about Skarmory's wings and feathers and how he used them in his plan. As Suicune watches as the Poké Balls fly around, it notices one coming towards it. However, Raikou and Entei come up and quickly destroy all the Poké Balls, joining Suicune on top of a rock. As Falkner watches this, Skarmory begins to fall from the sky, because it lost its balance due to one of its feathers taking damage earlier.
As they are falling, a giant bubble surrounds them, which Falkner suspects to be from Suicune. Suicune, Raikou, and Entei start to have a discussion with Suicune telling them it did not find Ho-Oh at the Tin Tower. Afterwards, they leave in different directions as Falkner and the Bird Keeper land on the ground. After the ordeal, Falkner throws one of the broken Poké Balls at the Bird Keeper and arrests him, showing his Police badge and his Gym Leader Badge. He puts him in handcuffs for trespassing and hunting in a protected zone for wild Pokémon. As the Bird Keeper begs to be released, Falkner ponders what the trio was doing, while he flies off to Violet City.