OOC: The starting area for Pokémon Trainers (and Snagems) is Pokémon Lab's Purify Chamber room. Where ever the Ciphers are is up to the Grand Master, except for the Lab.
XD was on the holographic portal that opens the Purify Chamber. "I'm glad you're all here. The Shadow Resistance has had the biggest flaw in the world: we forgot to destroy the Shadow Pokémon maker. Hear they're making an invincible. Snuck in, and found out it was a... ohmygosh, it was a...Ho-oh. I turned off the machine that was making it off before all the battle immunity loaded on. Pikachu warded them off, though. We need to stop them, and we get the power to snag 'em. Some of you are former Snagem members, so I expect you to fully understand it. So, let's get started!" XD said.
OOC: Ho-oh was in contrast to Lugia from XD: Gale of Darkness. So don't complain. If you do, Bulby will whack you with a bat.