Ricco listens to the Charlie's tale about Connor and everything else, but he wasn't too interested in hearing that legend again. He just wanted to hear the winner of the raffle. He almost dozed off until he heard...
Ricco snaps awake and checks his raffle ticket and stares in disbelief: he won! Ricco looks down at Kain with a smile and picks him up to run over to the main stage. He cheers happily as the crowd cheers with him. Once he got to the stage, he shows him his ticket and in return, charlie gives him a Hero's Ball, containing a Pokemon from Connor's Past. He accepts the Hero's Ball happily and holds it up for all to see. The crowd cheers as he goes down with Kain following.
After a while, the parade was going on, but the two of them (two being Ricco and Kain) were too busy thinking about what could be given to them as the baby of Connor's super powerful team. They check out the Hero's Ball in a nearby alleyway where they could see the parade as well.
"This is so awesome!" Ricco said. "Who would have thought that we'd win that raffle!"
"Mawile!" Kain said.
"I just wonder what we're going to get. More importantly what kind of Pokemon does he have? I never really memorized what Pokemon he used. Some fan I am, huh?"
Ricco laughs hesitantly, while Kain points to the hero's float that was coming along. He sees numerous Pokemon. He scan the entire float and confirms his descision.
"Whatever we get, we'll be happy with it, right?" Ricco stated.
"Maw!" Kain replied with a smile.
Ricco places the Pokeball in his backpack and heads off to see what else was there for fun. Just then a loud explosion occurs nearby, shaking the ground and sending Ricco into the wall nearby, scratching his head as he holds it, screaming in pain. He looks at his head to see that it was bleeding slightly.
"Damn it!" he said.
He looks at the float that had Connor's Pokemon to see that it was suddenly up in flames. There was almost nothing left of it. He looks up to see the sky in a completely different color.
"What's happening?!" Ricco said. Ricco takes his Level Ball and points it to Mawile. "Kain, return!"
The Level ball calls him back as he goes inside. Ricco begins to see numerous army trucks taking villagers and tourists alike. He had to get on there if he wanted to know what was going on.
After they were brought to safety (and after Ricco bandaged his still bleeding head), Charlie begins to address whoever was still around that survived the sudden attack.
"I...don't know...how this has happened," he said, "...but the creature...the creature has woken!"
Ricco couldn't believe what was going on. He knew the blast was simply unusual, but he never expected this to happen. What was he going to do? He explained how this was all possible, but Ricco was in a state of shock to even listen to his words. All he was thinking was...
"What are we going to do?"
He suddenly hears Charlie asking for volunteers, but Ricco was already nervous. He feared that if the creature had this much power to break out of a prison, how would he fight against him? He looks at his hero's ball and thought...What would Connor do in a situation like this? Would he fight despite the circumstances?
"Guys..." he said to himself. He thought about this and knew, if he wanted to be like his hero, he had to live up to his respect. "I'm going!"
Ricco goes over to Charlie and taps his shoulder.
"Mr. Charlie, sir," he said. "I want to help out in your cause. I'm the one who you handed the hero's ball to. I have three strong Pokemon in my arsenal and a few others who might be of assistance. Please, let me fight alongside you. I'm a big fan of Connor, and I've been through a lot, just like this. I've learned that if I want to be brave like him, then I have to go through. Please, let me join you!"
He felt as determined as ever. His three strongest and high leveled Pokemon, Swampert, Cloyster and Mawile, would be fine for assistance, but his other team members might not be so willing. Could he win this battle at all? He was going to answer that should Charlie accept his plea.