Paka and Uji locate Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum in front of the Hearthome Grand Hotel. Believing Diamond and Pearl to be operatives of a secret organization, they plot an attack to rescue Platinum from them. The plan is quickly foiled as Fantina drops down from her Drifblim to compliment Platinum on her Super Contest performance. She encourages her to try another category and Platinum is delighted. Pearl tries to end the conversation and leave, but Fantina stops him when she suspects someone is lurking nearby. Fantina rushes the kids to her Drifblim, causing Paka and Uji to pursue them. Before the two men can get close, Drifblim ascends, flying everyone to the Lost Tower.
At the Lost Tower, Diamond and Pearl perform their act for Fantina, who is greatly amused. When Pearl questions whether they should be joking around while they are being pursued, Fantina assures them that they will be completely safe at the tower's top level.
Paka and Uji arrive at the tower, only to be ambushed by Team Galactic Grunts. A voice in the grunts' ears compliments their work in finding Platinum's bodyguards, then commands them to focus on locating her so that they can hold her for fifteen billion in ransom.
A flying speaker sends out Abra and Croagunk to attack the bodyguards. Believing the voice from the speaker to come from Platinum's "kidnappers," Paka and Uji send out Burmy and Buizel respectively. Croagunk uses Poison Jab to break Burmy's coat, and the voice from the speaker gloats. Burmy creates itself a new coat and Paka orders it to use Hidden Power on Croagunk. With Croagunk distracted, Uji plots a surprise attack with Buizel, but the plan is thwarted due to Croagunk's Anticipation.