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As the player and their partner emerge from Lapis Cave, they rush to get as much distance between the Rescue Teams apprehending them and themselves as possible, and they soon stop to take a break, the partner being exhausted. After spotting a "Mountain of Fire" in the distance, the team decides to go through it to deter most of the fair-weather teams. At the peak, they are attacked by Moltres, who believes the player to be the cause for the volcanic mountains distress. After the battle, the team continues to run into the frozen north-eastern regions of the land.