The Shamouti Prophecy
Disturb not the harmony of fire, ice or lightning, lest these titans wreak destruction upon the world in which they clash. Though the water’s great guardian shall arise to quell the fighting, alone its song will fail, and thus the earth shall turn to ash. O Chosen One, into thine hands bring together all three. Their treasures combined tame the Beast of the Sea.
The Power of One
Lawrence III, a wealthy antiques collector, desires to complete his collection by capturing the three legendary birds – Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno. Any of the birds would be priceless to a collector, but Lawrence has set his sights on capturing the fourth legendary bird, Lugia. He follows the prophecy to the islands of Fire, Ice, and Lightening – the homes of the legendary birds, and proceeds to provoke and capture the legendary pokémon. As he captures his new treasures, the climate of the world begins to change as the balance of power between the elements and islands is disrupted.
Elsewhere in the Orange Islands, Ash, Misty, and Tracey are continuing to their next island destination aboard a small boat owned by Maren. They are unknowingly being followed by Team Rocket in their Magikarp submarine. As the shift in the balance of power from the birds’ capture leads to increasing storms, the companions and their followers are blown off their course toward the middle of the Orange Islands – Shamouti Island.
The islanders of Shamouti Island are celebrating their annual Legend Festival which follows the prophecy’s tale. A chosen one is named to collect the three glass orbs from the three islands and return them to the shrine on Shamouti Island where the Festival Maiden will play the song of Lugia and end the festival. This year’s Festival Maiden is the reluctant Melody. She eagerly chooses Ash as the Chosen One. Ash is excited to begin his journey to collect the orbs and fulfill his duty as Chosen One. This brings the friends into contact with Lawrence, the legendary birds, the Slowking guardian of the Shamouti Temple, Lugia, and the reality of a situation quickly turning dangerous for everyone in the world. As the prophecy comes true with the three legendary birds raging at being disturbed, who will step forward as the real Chosen One of prophesy and save the world from destruction?