Moltres was the first Legendary Bird Pokémon to be captured by Lawrence III, with Zapdos being the next one captured, and Articuno being the only one not captured. It was later rescued by Ash and company. After being freed, it went on a rampage along with Zapdos and Articuno. Lugia then rises from the depths of the sea to put a stop to them, however, they ultimately knock it out before resuming their feud with each other. Afterwards, Moltres knocks out Articuno with Zapdos' contribution, but Moltres and Zapdos are knocked out of the sky by Lugia's Aeroblast before it plunges back into the sea defeated. It eventually is calmed by the ancient song Melody played, and it returns to its home on Fire Island after flying together alongside the calmed Articuno and Zapdos, and a revived Lugia.
- Rikako Aikawa (Japanese and English)