Before Ash and his friends leave Veilstone City, Paul's brother Reggie shows him the city's most famous sight: a field full of ancient meteorites that are considered the guardians of the city. Then it's off to the Pokémon Center to plan for Ash's next destination, the Gym in Pastoria City. All the while, Team Galactic prepares to execute the next stage in their grand scheme—Commander Saturn has come to town with the strange cube he took from the Solaceon Ruins, and the meteorites' presence transforms the cube into the Spear Key. With the Key now in hand, Saturn signals for the second phase to begin.
From their secret base in Veilstone, Team Galactic jams the entire city with a magnetic wave, disrupting everything from the communications grid to the medical equipment at the Pokémon Center. Using that as cover, they move in to steal the meteorites. Gym Leader Maylene's Lucario senses that something's afoot, so she and our heroes rush to the meteorite field and find Team Galactic ready to fly off with the meteorites.
Even with Officer Jenny as reinforcement, Ash and the gang are still outnumbered as they try to stop Team Galactic. While Brock's Croagunk faces down Saturn's Toxicroak, Team Galactic's minions release a swarm of Golbat. The Golbat hold everyone off—until Reggie and Paul's Electabuzz show up and Electabuzz teams up with Pikachu to unleash Electric-type attacks. The tide turns and Pikachu helps cut the meteorites loose, forcing Team Galactic to retreat. Another victory for the forces of good! However, despite the loss of the meteorites, Team Galactic's scheme is still proceeding as planned...