Professor Cozmo: Our current plan involves using the Infinity Energy within our rocket, combined with the life energy of humans found in Key Stones...
Professor Cozmo: We will start off by artificially replicating the massive energy that is triggered at the time of Mega Evolution!
Professor Cozmo: We will fire the energy produced from our rocket into space...
Professor Cozmo: And create a "warp hole."
Professor Cozmo: By creating a warp hole in the path of the meteoroid, we hope to be able to transport it somewhere far away from here.
Steven Stone: An audacious plan… And using such technology you would…
Steven Stone: May I ask where exactly the asteroid will be warped to?
Professor Cozmo: Well, we're not entirely sure, but…
Professor Cozmo: We do have a device that links the warp holes. We've named it the Link Cable.
Professor Cozmo: But there's no need to worry. Based on our theory, we can at least guarantee that we will be sending it away from our planet.
Zinnia: A thousand years of peace followed after that disastrous time. But the Draconid people, learning from their long history's cyclical nature, foretold that the meteoroids would fall on this land again. The meteoroid to come, they prophesized, would be far greater than those that had come before it. This meteoroid would be great enough to break the world forever…
Zinnia: In order to prevent this great calamity, those who held the knowledge of the past arrived at a plan. Their plan was to invoke Rayquaza, the great savior, and summon it to this land before the meteoroid could strike.
Zinnia: I spent a long time thinking about how I could protect the happiness of as many people as possible. What I must do, as one who holds both the knowledge and the power… One who bears the heavy wishes of those who could not…live up to that fate…
Zinnia: That's right. I will summon Rayquaza to this world to destroy the meteoroid headed for Hoenn.
Zinnia's Grannie: Since times long gone, Hoenn has repeatedly suffered great disasters.
Zinnia's Grannie: At times, the destruction took the form of a huge meteoroid, which fell upon our land from distant space. At other times, the Primal Reversion of our own super-ancient Pokémon brought us to the brink of destruction.
Zinnia's Grannie: Each time, Lord Rayquaza has saved us from doom.
Zinnia's Grannie: The chosen Lorekeeper, standing before a stone that shone with rainbow light, offered up a wish to the great one. And Lord Rayquaza's body was suffused with a brilliant light and transformed.
Zinnia's Grannie: The Lorekeeper is the one who has inherited the knowledge and power to summon Lord Rayquaza when disaster imperils the world.
Zinnia's Grannie: The true Lorekeeper of the current generation is the one called Zinnia.
Zinnia's Grannie: The disaster that now approaches our planet, as it has twice before… Zinnia has been trying for some time to avert it… in her own way.
Zinnia's Grannie: Balance must rule this world. History is doomed to repeat itself… While our people have overcome many disasters in the past, it was through great, great sacrifice… Yet we have continued to struggle to preserve peace for as many years as we can. This is how we have protected this world, upon which we now live.
Zinnia's Grannie: I do not know exactly what you plan to do. But do you believe that you are not sacrificing anything for your own protection?
Zinnia's Grannie: Zinnia will follow her convictions until the very end. Even knowing the sacrifices that they will require. Even if the sacrificial blade is leveled at her own heart.
Zinnia's Grannie: Dragon Ascent is a powerful move that only Rayquaza can use. They say its power is so strong that a meteoroid can be broken into pieces with one attack.
President Stone: Let me first take us back 3,000 years, to the days when this story began…
President Stone: There was a great war at that time, in a region far from here. That war was finally brought to an end by a weapon created by one man. And what energy source could power such a dreadful weapon? Do you know?
President Stone: You see… It ran on the life energy of Pokémon.
President Stone: The energy that could be gained by the sacrifice of so many Pokémon… There are surely many people who would call it reprehensible.
Zinnia: So this is what has come of human technology and of hope and blood and sweat and tears and… Well, the list gets kinda long and boring. But it contains everything, huh?
Zinnia: I know all about it. About just what kinda energy you're using to fuel this rocket thing… The abominable technology humanity first thought up 3,000 years ago…
Zinnia: So you're once again planning to claim that this is best for humanity, or best for the whole darn world…
Zinnia: It's a snap of your fingers to repeat the sins of the past.
Zinnia: Worse, if what I overheard is true… This time, you're about to commit an error more abominable than before!
Steven Stone: Tell me, would you rather we sit here wringing our hands, waiting for the meteoroid to strike us?
Zinnia: Ahahahaha! What's up with that? You're a pretty simple guy for a former Pokémon League Champion.
Zinnia: You know, there are necessary sacrifices, and there are unnecessary sacrifices.
Zinnia: What a disappointment! This is the best you could do with all your knowledge and technology?
Zinnia: Instead of trying to make something outta nothing, you'd rather repeat the mistakes of the past, straight up? No, you're gonna add new mistakes on top—that really takes the cake.
Zinnia: You guys need some imagination.
Zinnia: Now then… That is an impressive machine. Snap your fingers, the asteroid vanishes, and we all live happily ever after?
Zinnia: Ahahahah! Indeed! It's like that former Champ said! This thing is the best hope we have of saving this planet and everything on it.
Zinnia: But you know… It could also be the worst tragedy imaginable for some other world and everything on it.
Steven Stone: …What are you trying to say?
Zinnia: I'm not talking to you. You don't get it.
Steven Stone: Ugh…
Zinnia: But you, Joashu◇☃☀★J4… Hope for our world… Tragedy for another… You get it, don't you?
Joashu◇☃☀★J4: I do.
Zinnia: And you come through again! You never disappoint me.
Zinnia: My people know it.
Zinnia: From generation to generation, we pass along the lore about the distortions in the world borne by the Mega Evolution mechanism. And about the existence of another world, which we have long observed to be just like this one and yet not the same…
Zinnia: That's right. A Hoenn region that's almost exactly like this one we live in. Filled with Pokémon and people like us. A world where maybe the evolution of Pokémon took a slightly different path, where Mega Evolution is unknown…
Zinnia: A world where that war 3,000 years ago…never happened. A world where the ultimate weapon was never even built.
Zinnia: And in that Hoenn of that world… What would happen if one day, out of the blue, a meteoroid appeared? What would happen to the people of that world, without the technology to destroy the meteoroid or the power to warp it away?
Zinnia: Looks like it's beyond the power of your imagination.
Zinnia crushed the dimensional shifter in her hand!
Professor Cozmo: You fool! You have no substantive proof, and yet you claim another world, one just like our own, exists? Out of this fantasy, you—you have destroyed our only hope!
Steven Stone: What have…you done…
Zinnia: Farewell, brief hope…
Professor Cozmo: Y-you! Do you even know— Now what are we to do?!
Zinnia: Calm down there, Prof. It'll be OK.
Zinnia: I… We… We can protect this world…and the other.
Steven Stone: Who exactly is "we"? What are your intentions?
Zinnia: Now the world…will be saved! Aster… Aster, I did it!
Zinnia: Great Rayquaza! Hear my wish! Achieve your Mega Evolution! Take hold of your true power! Show me your true face! The Rayquaza that will save this planet!
Zinnia: Huh?! H-how can this be?! I gathered all of the Key Stones that could withstand your great power… and summoned you here… You came… And yet… Why?!
Zinnia: It can't be… The one without enough power…is you, Rayquaza?
Zinnia: The Meteorites that should lie within Rayquaza's great body…aren't enough? Have these thousand years drained them of their power?
Zinnia: Are you also interested in this old painting? Or are you here for the other? For one of the Meteorite Shards that can serve as a source of power for the Legendary Pokémon that lives in the heavens above.
Zinnia: That glittering Meteorite that you've got there… Hmm… It's sure giving off some vibes.
Zinnia: I'd keep a tight hold on it if I were you, along with that shard I just gave you.
Zinnia: Swallowing meteorites allows it to store as much power as a Mega Stone.
Professor Cozmo (R/S/E): Please, may I have that Meteorite? I'm not asking for it for free. How about in exchange for this TM?
Professor Cozmo: Ah, Joashu◇☃☀★J4! Thank you for coming!
Professor Cozmo: And you brought the Meteorite Shard with you. Well done!
Wallace: Only the ancient Draconid people know how to summon Rayquaza to the Sky Pillar.
Zinnia: Now we can do it: The summoning.
Zinnia: We will summon Rayquaza!
Zinnia: Well then, looks like my job here is done. So don't mind me while I excuse myself.
Zinnia: Oh. Joashu◇☃☀★J4? I really hope you'll come chasing after me, you know?
Zinnia: We'll be heading to that ancient tower, sealed since primal times, the Sky Pillar.
Zinnia: If you don't know what that is, well, ask that former Champ of yours. He'll know what I'm talking about. See you there!
Zinnia: So you came for me. Thanks for that. That's really good, Joashu◇☃☀★J4. I really feel it, right here. Mm-hmm…
Zinnia: Hey… The actions that you're taking now… Are they based on the ideals you cling to? Or are they based on actual truths?
Zinnia: And if they are… How much of the truth do you think you know?