Outside, the Shadow Triad decides that each of them will handle two Gym Leaders at once. The member commanding Lilligant goes for Clay's Excadrill, who is helped by Elesa's pair of Emolga. Burgh, however, sees his Whirlipede fall to Larvesta with ease, and Larvesta's Trainer decides to go for Brycen, knowing that he has a type advantage over him. Larvesta's Fire-type attack collides with the Ice-type attack of Brycen's Cryogonal. Brycen comments on his opponent's taunting. Then, Cryogonal lifts Larvesta off the ground with an ice chain formed by the evaporated Ice attack that was countered earlier.
Larvesta's Trainer calls for help from his colleagues, thus, Lilligant and Basculin gang up their attacks on Cryogonal to knock it out. However, it appears to have completely disappeared. Within moments, Cryogonal materializes with ice chains strapped around the Shadow Triad and their Pokémon. Burgh, Elesa and Skyla cheer at Brycen's impressive style. As two of the Shadow Triad despair over their situation, Lenora recalls that they were talking about a 'king', and Clay thus demands for where their 'king' would be. However, the blue-masked member of the Shadow Triad refuses to back down, saying that they have backup for their mission.
Meanwhile, Black has overcome his opposition inside the Nacrene Museum when he suddenly hears a rumble. He rushes outside to see what is happening, but Clay tells him to stand back. Above the Gym Leaders are three genie-like creatures. They begin to summon a massive tornado, filled with rocks and electricity, that engulfs the Gym Leaders, causing them to spin in midair. Lenora and Skyla identify them as the Forces of Nature. Black attempts to help them, but the Gym Leaders, in their helpless positions, remind him that he is to guard the museum. Just then, a rock hits Clay and he passes out.
Black, after a period of indecisiveness, fails to control himself and charges at Landorus. Nite jumps in front of Black and gets gripped by Landorus while it continues to add heavy particulates to the tornado. The Shadow Triad free themselves from Cryogonal and marvel at the reversal of fortunes. However, Black then shouts towards them, and Nite evolves into an Emboar to break free of Landorus.
Meanwhile, N has arrived at the Dragonspiral Tower with Gigi, commenting to himself and Gigi that the truth and ideals will clash at the top.