On the way to the Battle Pyramid, Ash and friends meet up with Solana, the Pokémon Ranger. She is there because of a geometric problem in the area that is disturbing electronics of all kinds including the Pokéballs. Everyone figures out that the disturbance is caused by a lonely Deoxys. When they go to investigate the place where Deoxys’ meteor crashed, Deoxys becomes scared and flees with Max and Meowth.
With Max and Meowth taken by Deoxys, Ash and the others head back to the Pokémon Center to devise a plan. Solana manages to fix their Pokéballs and so they head out in search of their friends. In Deoxys’ world, it explains to Max (through Meowth) that it is very lonely and confused. However, the geometric imbalance is starting to create Chaos in the world, this pain causes Deoxys to start attacking everybody. Their only hope is for Solana to use the Capture Styler on Deoxys, but it only works when Deoxys is in normal form. Now the others must battle to save themselves from Deoxys and wait patiently for the right time to capture it.