In the Orange Islands, Moltres
, the titan of fire; Zapdos
, the titan of lightning; and Articuno
, the titan of ice, maintain a delicate balance of power with nature. It is said that if that balance is disturbed, the legendary Pokemon Lugia
will rise from the depths of the ocean to help keep the peace. It is this legend that calls a rare Pokemon hunter to the islands; he seeks to capture the titans – and thus, Lugia
itself – and he will stop at nothing to do so. Meanwhile, Ash, Misty
and Tracey have arrived at the islands and end up becoming mysteriously shipwrecked on Shambouti Island – a place where an annual festival honoring the titans has just begun. Ash accepts the role of the ceremonial "Chosen One" who will find three orbs to represent the harmony between the titans; but thanks to the battle that now rages in the skies, he soon discovers that the ceremony he must take part in will have very real ramifications!