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School of Hard Knocks
VS Protoga
Chapter Black & White
Collected in Vol. 48
Round number 499
Location Dragonspiral Tower/Tubeline Bridge
Previous Round Decisions, Decisions
Next Round With a Little Help from My Friends

School of Hard Knocks (Japanese: VSプロトーガ VS Protoga or 暴走 Wild-riding) is the 499th round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.


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Major events


Pokémon debuts





  • The VIZ English title bears a near resemblance to the English title of the ninth episode from the original Pokémon anime.
  • When this round was collected into volume 48, the scene of Black beginning his Gym battle against Brycen was moved to Tooth and Claw and an extra scene was added in its place.
  • In the VIZ Media mini-volumes of the Black & White chapter, this round was collected in Volume 12.


In other languages

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