Ash and co. meet mysterious Pokémon, which turns out to be Ash's Charizard. They are also met by their old friend Liza from Charicific Valley, and Charla as well. After explaining the situation, Liza agrees to help them. Elsewhere, Team Rocket makes another attempt to steal something valuable: The Prayer Flame. However, after this attempt is botched, the Dragonite Guardian realizes this truth: "The true descendants would never attempt to destroy this place or steal the Prayer Flame!" and attacks them. However, after a while, Dragonite begins a destructive rampage. Can Ash and co. subdue the Dragonite and save the Holy Land at the same time?
This episode is Part 3 of the Blackthorn City Arc.