Ash and co. arrives at their destination, but the park isn’t open yet. So they decide to take a nap. Pikachu wakes up and hear trucks from a distance. It then wakes everyone up, as the workers are installing the attractions in the amusement park. A yellow pickup then parks on the side. A purple-haired man then come out with a briefcase. He then takes a magician stick and opens the briefcase. Pink balloons then magically come out of his briefcase, as he hit them with his stick. A woman then comes out with two fans and hit the balloons with them. Once all balloons are forming a circle, they pop up, and a huge tent is slowly created by the magician. Everyone stares at the magician, while Brock has his eyes on the woman.
The day after, Team Rocket, disguised as clowns, are handing off foldouts to everyone to announce ‘The Great Butler’s Magic Show’. Ash pick up one of the foldouts, and recalls that the foldout features the magician they saw last night, creating the tent. So The scene then shows up to Butler, the purple-haired magician, putting his white hat on an empty table. He then slaps the hat with his stick, and when he takes off the hat, a Kirlia appears under the hat! Butler then calls on his Mightyena for another trick. Butler seals back Kirlia, puts a red cloth over it, then burns it off.
Out of the smoke comes Diane, Butler’s assistant, carrying a crystal. Brock applauses, and say that bein a magician will be his career for making women appear. Shine rays come out of the crystal, and Max suddently hears a voice. The voice tells him that ‘it’ is sealed inside the crystal. Max rushes to the scene, followed by Ash. Butler then claims their arrival was in an imprecable timing for his next trick, the ‘Burning Box’. Clowns then carry the box and put Ash and Max in it. Diane encourages them, and tells that Ash,Max and Pikachu arefellow magicians, and will escape the box before it explodes.
Butler summons Dusclops, who slowly apporach the box. Dusclops then fires on the box but before it does so, Ash and Max are transported away by a machine under the stadium. Butler says not only did they fled from the box, but also teleported to the entrance of the dome! The flashlights then shows Ash, a little bit shy, as kids applause. However, Team Rocket came on to steal Pikachu, and to make a trick ‘making all Pokemon dissapear’. Butler does not get discouraged, as he has one more trick to do. Dusclops shoots a blue blob of fire that frees Pikachu and the other Pokemon. Dusclops’ last move is to throw dark flames at the Rockets’ montgolfier. Everyone applause loudly. After the show, Max asks Butler and Diane about the crystal, and they respond by saying a Pokemon named Jirachi awakens once every 1000 years, and is sleeping inside the crystal, which acts like a cocoon.
To wake up Jirachi, the gem need 2 things ; The Millenium Comet and… a best friend chosen by destiny. Max happens to be the chosen one, so Diane gives him the crystal. At twilight, May buys a Wish Maker, a sacred item that can grant one wish when its panels are closed while facing the Millenium Comet. The gang then se pretty fireworks being unleashed, and Max tells Jirachi to look at the Pokemon-shaped fireworks. The Millenium Comet is soon gonna be visible to everyone’s eyes…