Five teenagers (Kwame, Wheeler, Linka, Gi and Mati) are summoned by Gaia, the Spirit of Earth, to fight pollution as the Planeteers. They are given planeteer rings with powers of different elements. When combining the power of their rings, they summon superhero Captain Planet. When Captain Planet has been summoned, the Planeteers can't use the powers of their rings. Their base is located on Hope Island.