It's been a long haul, but finally, Ash has finally arrived at the one and only Johto League Silver Conference. He also finds out that his rivals Gary and Harrison have also arrived, but with Misty and Brock as coaches, he is confident he will win. Later he is met by Charles Goodshow, their old friend from the Indigo League who also runs the Silver Conference. He explains that 200 trainers have entered and out of those 200 only 48 will make the cut. Will Ash prove he has what it takes? And what of the Lighting of the Ho-Oh flame ceremony?