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VS. Heatran (Japanese: VS ヒードラン VS. Heatran) is the 425th round of the Platinum chapter in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
The chapter opens with a recap of how the previous chapter ended, with Buck admitting to releasing Heatran and allowing Charon to capture it. Charon uses Heatran to attack Buck and Looker, causing them to hide underneath Looker's Invisible Cloak. Charon reveals his identity to Looker, and his plan to capture Heatran. He tells them that he originally had no idea how to release Heatran, but saw Buck looking in the mountain and allowed him to lead Team Galactic to the correct place. Looker has an idea, and asks Buck to have his Claydol use Teleport. Before Buck can do so, a Grunt pulls off his cloak and they begin to attack. Looker uses the Protect Rock for protection as they run, and Buck asks what they would be using Teleport for since they can't escape and can't go somewhere that they've never been. Looker explains that he wants Buck to use Claydol's psychic power to find the stone among the rubble and replace it where it was. Charon tries to use Heatran to attack them, but is stopped by Looker's Super Hard Tight Tape around his mouth so he can't give Heatran commands. After Buck finds the stone, Looker asks Charon what he wants Heatran for while ripping the tape off of his mouth. Charon informs the two that they're collecting an arsenal to move to "the other side". Looker confirms that Charon is talking about the Distortion World.
This comment of the Distortion World segues into Platinum's battle with Dahlia. It cuts in as Platinum is landing the final blow on her Rapidash while using Dahlia's Medicham, winning the match. She tearfully thanks her Pokémon for fighting so hard and promises to heal them up right away, while receiving the commemorative print for the Battle Arcade. Dahlia reminds Platinum that she had a question, and Platinum asks her if she knows the Distortion World. Dahlia only knows it by name, and that it's on the other side of this world. After asking how to get there, Dahlia says that she's heard no one can get there. The chapter ends when Dahlia segues into another topic.
- Looker attempts to escape from Charon.
- Platinum defeats Dahlia.