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| VS Luvdisc I
VS Luvdisc I or Super Rank Contest (Japanese: VS ラブカス I VS Lovecus I or 出場 スーパーランク Super Rank Stage Appearance) is the 223rd round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
A few days after the incident at the Rusturf Tunnel, Ruby, Maryann, and Tyler travel to Fallarbor Town in the Hoenn TV car. Maryann expresses happiness that because of the event that happened at the Rusturf Tunnel, the construction is almost complete, allowing Riley to finish it without disturbing the wild Whismur. Much to Maryann's annoyance, Ruby claims to know nothing about Team Magma, as he only fought in defense against the,
As Ruby prepares for the Super Rank Contest, he flashes back to when Marge asked him about what he thinks beauty is. He quickly shakes the memory off and goes back to focusing on his Contest preparation. Tyler announces that they have arrived at Fallarbor Town. Ruby quickly steps in something, which he wonders is snow, only to be told that it is actually volcanic ash, which falls from Mt. Chimney.
Tyler is initially confused, as the ash should be drifting all over town. Maryanna quickly informs him that the volcano's activity had been stopped a few days ago, which they believe to be the work of one of the evil teams. Ruby ignores them and uses his Running Shoes to go on ahead and enter the Super Rank Contests. Later, an exhausted Maryann and Tyler manage to catch up to Ruby as he continues making Contest preparations.
As Ruby continues to act more obsessed about Contests, Maryann notices that he might be trying to keep his mind off of something. Tyler decides to take this time to discuss more about the evil organizations while Ruby participates in the Contests. Tyler uses the various disasters affecting Hoenn and figures out that Team Magma and Team Aqua must be plotting something against nature. They decide to go and talk to Professor Cozmo, a researcher about nature, and see if he knows anything.
Back at Ruby's location, he manages to beat the Super Rank Cool, Cute, Smart, and Tough Contests with Nana, Kiki, Popo, and Mumu, respectively. Although exhausted, Ruby decides to enter Mimi in the Beauty Contest, only to find out that the registration period has ended and he will have to wait till the next day before he can enter. Ruby decides that if he can't enter, he can watch the Contest instead.
Upon entering, Ruby sees a Pokémon and Trainer silhouette obscured by a blinding light. The Trainer gets a perfect score as the announcer states that the Trainer has won while in tears from the performance. The Trainer reveals himself to be the Gym Leader, Wallace, who claims that his Pokémon are always beautiful.
- Ruby arrives at Fallarbor Town and wins the Super Rank Cool, Cute, Smart, and Tough Contests.
- Maryann and Tyler go to see Professor Cozmo.
- Ruby encounters Wallace at the Super Rank Beauty Contest.