Ash, Misty and Brock are on their way to Valencia Island to bring a mysterious Poké Ball for Professor Oak. They stopped at a grocery store to get their supplies for their trip to Valencia Island. Ash got back from buying his supplies saying that he got enough food for weeks. Misty asks Ash how long it will take to get to Valencia Island. Ash tells Misty that if they have to walk it should take a month to get there. Brock then turns his guide book and tells Ash that it would take less of a day if they go by blimp. Ash is happy to hear what Brock told him which he wish that he had a lot of money to go by blimp. Ash and his friends sees a peoples for the lottery which one of them stated that there is a grand prize which that a blimp will take them to Valencia Island. Ash decided to participate in the lottery which has happened that Ash has won the free trip to Valencia Island. Meanwhile somewhere in the forest, Team Rocket it trying to make contact with Giovanni.
Because of the September 11 attacks this episodes name had to change from "A Scare in the Air" (The original title) to "Spirits in the Sky" (New title)
Though this is the start of The Adventures In Orange Islands, This episode's theme song is the Pokémon Theme for this and the next episode.
Not only is this episode the season premiere of the Orange Islands episodes but this is also the premiere English episode of the 2000s.
Preparing to depart for Valencia Island, Ash and co. are preparing to depart for Valencia Island, and are at a grocery store picking up supplies for their trip.
Brock's guidebook says that it will only take a day traveling by blimp.