Crystal continues her battle against Ariana. When Ariana's Murkrow flies into the air, Crystal's Monlee manages to strike it with a Bullet Punch. Ariana says that Crystal is so desperate because Silver had left the battle, but Crystal strongly denies it. Ariana's Arbok defeats Crystal's Bonee, and her Murkrow takes down Monlee. Then, Ariana reveals the roles of the four Team Rocket Executives: Ariana eradicates obstacles that get in their way, Petrel sneaks into various locations in disguise to find the Plates, Proton has to locate the Sinjoh Ruins by using critical thinking, and Archer is the group's leader in obtaining Arceus.
Upon saying this, Petrel, Proton, and Archer arrive on the scene. Archer reveals that Arceus is already summoned, and points to it. Crystal looks at it, shaking in terror. Archer says it was found in a far-off land at the end of a long road, but thinks they would not believe the place's name or where it exists, so he decides to not say them. More importantly, Arceus has come down to the world because all of the Plates are gathered in Johto.
However, Crystal feels as if Arceus is different from the other Legendary and Mythical Pokémon she has met because of how intense Arceus seems to be. Based on what Archer said about where Arceus came from, she concludes that Arceus doesn't belong to anyone yet. She then kicks a Level Ball at Arceus.