Arriving in Ecruteak, Ash immediately heads to the Gym to challenge it's leader for his next Johto League badge. Our heroes soon realize this isn't a normal gym....it bursts into flames as soon as they enter! Trying to douse the flames with their water Pokemon, they find out the blaze is fake. It's actually Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar instigating the illusion. Then the Gym Leader, Morty shows up and asks them what they are doing in the tower. After explaining Morty explains the history of the two towers. Ash asks for a gym battle, but when Togepi and Pikachu wander off, they must tend to Team Rocket.