|Debut||Battling the Enemy Within|
In the present day, all that remains of the once-thriving city is the tomb of the ancient King of Pokélantis who once ruled it. Ho-Oh destroyed the city because the King wanted to use the Legendary Pokémon's powers to rule the world. It was said that the King trapped Ho-Oh in a stone orb and then ran off.
Brandon decided to investigate what ultimately led to the discovery of the tomb, which is baited with many traps. While on their way to the Battle Pyramid, Ash and his friends accidentally stumbled upon the site. After hearing about the story of Pokélantis from Brandon, Ash decided to look for the orb containing Ho-Oh so he could battle it. Ash soon discovered that the orb did not contain Ho-Oh, but the spirit of the King, who possessed him with the intent of taking over the world and rebuilding Pokélantis. According to Brandon, the King chose Ash's body for his carelessness and arrogance.
Eventually, Brandon was able to seal the King's spirit back into the orb and return it to what remains of Pokélantis.
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