After foiling Dr. Namba's evil scheme and saying goodbye to Ritchie, Oliver and Luka, Ash and co. set their sights on Olivine City once more. Heading back to Red Rock Isle (Transit Town to be more precise), they contact Janina who tells them Sparkle's felling a lot better. Unfortunately for them, they missed the ferry and the next one won't arrive until tomorrow. So they'll have to fly there courtesy of the legendary pilot Wings Alexander and his trusty sidekick Noctowl. After years of service will Wings be able to have one last great adventure, and what is the light shining in the distance?
Wings's Noctowl appears to have a beard.
Shin'ichirō Miki who plays James in the original Japanese version has three roles in this episode. He voices Misty's Staryu, Brock's Crobat and Wings Alexander's Noctowl in both the Japanese and English-language versions of the anime.