Deep in training for the Solaceon Contest, Dawn shows off Aipom's latest Contest move and discovers that Aipom has actually learned a new move: Double Hit! Then it's off to the Solaceon Ruins for a friendly battle between Ash and Dawn's friend Kenny, who's also in town for the Solaceon Contest. Our heroes aren't the only ones at the ruins—Team Rocket spots a suspicious trio in the area, including the same man who hired Team Rocket to steal the Adamant Orb from Eterna City's museum!
Inside the ruins, the strangers perform a ritual that unleashes a swarm of Unown, then escape by hitting the Unown with a Confuse Ray. This causes the ruins to emit a red light that swallows up Dawn and her Pokémon! Her friends follow her into the ruins, only to find themselves lost inside a topsy-turvy temple where up is down and angry, confused Unown are everywhere.
With a sheepish Team Rocket in tow, Dawn tries to find her way out. She has no choice but to battle the Unown and snap them out of their confusion, and Aipom evolves into Ambipom just in time to help her out. Once Ash, Brock, and Kenny catch up to Dawn, Piplup explains the situation to the Unown, who finally allow everyone to leave the ruins. Team Rocket runs off before anyone can ask them about what just happened, but Dawn and Kenny quickly put the day's strange events behind them—it's back to preparing for the Solaceon Contest!