Long ago, according to legends, Lugia made the Burned Tower its home. One day, however, a lightning bolt struck the tower and it burned. Lugia flew away and went to the Whirl Islands. However, three Pokémon died in the tower. After the flames were put out, Ho-Oh appeared and revived Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. After this Ho-Oh flew away and went back to Tin Tower. Entei, Raikou, and Suicune made the Burned Tower its residence.
Firebreather Richard: Charmeleon
- Some people believed the Pokémon caught in the Burned Tower were a Jolteon, Vaporeon, and Flareon. This suggestion is probably related to the Dance Theater and the Kimono Girls, who all own an Eevee evolution. Others believe that they were the last of ancient Pokémon that are now extinct.
- While Ho-oh has feathers, Lugia does not and is known as the "Diving Pokémon". Some believe Lugia was badly burned when the tower caught fire and it dove into the ocean to douse the flames its body had taken. This could explain why Lugia has no feathers in comparison to Ho-oh, even though in some games it could apparently drop a feather known as the "Silver Wing".