Ash has made it to the Pokémon League. A man is carrying the torch up towards the League, where it will burn throughout the entire event. Ash steps in and asks if he can carry the torch. Although Officer Jenny would not let him, the president of the Pokémon League decides to let him try. Of course, he does not get far until Team Rocket try to steal the torch, and they manage to get away with it. Further away, they struggle to keep it lit. They do not succeed and just end up getting burned. Fortunately, the president had a spare flame and gave Ash another try. Ash continues with the torch until someone else (Misty and Brock) takes it, as it continues towards the center of the stadium where it will burn. The following day, as it is just about to reach the top, Team Rocket are there to intercept it and manage to get the flame into another robotic device which they have. They get inside, and Ash tries to stop them from getting away with it. Ash steps out in front, and so Team Rocket decide they are going to fry Ash with the flame. They hold the flame towards Ash, but much to their surprise it does not burn him. A Moltres emerges from the flame, burns out Team Rocket and they blast off again. The Moltres then landed in the large torch, and the flame is lit for the Pokémon League tournament to begin.
President Charles Goodshow
The Pokémon League Begins
The Pokémon League opening ceremony has some similarities with the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Seaking.