With Moltres gone, Zapdos decides to claim the fire bird's island. Suddenly, Lawrence III arrives with his aircraft and begins draining Zapdos' electrical power. Zapdos tries fighting back, but being so weakened it is quickly captured, joining Moltres as another one of Lawrence's prisoners. It is eventually freed by Ash and co., and along with Moltres, goes on a rampage, destroying the contraption that captured them, and causing the aircraft to crash onto Lightning Island. It begins fighting Moltres and Articuno, wrecking the land around them. Their fighting soon captures the attention of Lugia, who tries to stop their fighting, but they begin attacking Lugia, temporarily taking it down. It later takes down Articuno with Moltres, only to be shot out of the sky with Moltres by Lugia's Aeroblast before it plunges back into the sea. After Ash retrieves all three spheres, each representing the element of the Legendary Birds, Melody plays the traditional song for the Legendary Birds, soothing the rage of Zapdos, Moltres, and Articuno. The three Legendary Birds then return to their homes after flying in peace alongside a revived Lugia.
- Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese and English)