While riding around the Orange Islands on his Lapras, Ash finds a mysterious message in a bottle, which leads the gang on a new adventure. Ash, Misty, and Tracey travel to Sunburst Island, which is famous for its artists and glassblowers. They meet a struggling young shopkeeper named Mateo who's seeking inspiration from a legendary "Crystal Onix." Having been unable to find this special Pokemon, the shopkeeper turns to our heroes. With Tracey and his observational Pokemon on board, they set out to fire up a new friend's creative drive!