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After the Shadow Pokémon incident in Pokémon Colosseum five years earlier, Krane and Michael's father began developing a way to purify Shadow Pokémon at a much quicker pace than Wes had to use, which was done by using the Relic Stone in Agate Village. The fruit of this research was the Purify Chamber, which has nine sets and is the only way to purify Shadow Lugia.
Cipher kidnaps him due to his research on purification. Cipher Admin Lovrina unsuccessfully attempts to persuade him to assist them in fine-tuning XD001. Michael eventually arrives on the scene to save him.
Later in the game, Krane gives Michael a Master Ball. He claims to have been given it because of his research, but that Michael can make better use of it, mirroring Professor Elm's statements when giving the player a Master Ball.
It is unknown if Professor Krane gives out starter Pokémon like the other Pokémon Professors who appear in the games. What is certain, however, is that Michael did not receive his Eevee from Krane; instead, he got it from his father shortly before he died.