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| A Glimpse of the Glow
A Glimpse of the Glow (Japanese: VSミュウ VS. Mew) is the first round in the Red, Green & Blue chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
The story starts in the quiet town of Pallet Town, with a couple of children trying to capture a Nidorino. Seeing the children failing to do so, Red, a famous Trainer in his native Pallet Town, approaches and teaches the children how to catch a Pokémon. Red brings out his Poliwhirl, and uses Water Gun on the Nidorino, before throwing a Poké Ball and succeeding to capture it. On their way back home, the children start to ask Red about Professor Oak, the great Pokémon Professor. Stubbornly, Red suggests he is better than this Professor Oak, but keeps the doubt at the back of his mind.
Red says goodbye to the younger children, and heads off towards his house in a different direction. Thinking about Professor Oak, Red accidentally runs into a Team Rocket Grunt. The angry grunt shouts at Red and then walks off with the other Team Rocket members. Red notices some Poké Balls hanging off one of the Grunt's belts, thinking they must be Pokémon Trainers, he runs after them. After some time, the Team Rocket Grunts stop, and Red hides in some bushes nearby. He overhears some of their conversation about a Phantom Pokémon inhabiting the western forest. After Team Rocket run off to the western forest, Red runs home to grab an armful of Poké Ball to capture this "Phantom Pokémon" with. Shortly after, Red enters the western forest; he spots another Trainer in the forest battling a rare glowing Pokémon, Mew. The other Trainer, Blue, sends his Charmander out to attack the wild Pokémon. Mew dodges the powerful attack from Charmander and remains still. Blue calmly calls his Charmander back into its Poké Ball and lets the rare Pokémon flee. Shocked that Blue is going to let this Pokémon flee, Red impulsively comes out of the bushes and tells Blue off, but Blue says nothing. Determined to not let the Pokémon flee, Red chooses Poliwhirl to battle against Mew, commanding it to use Water Gun, but Mew suddenly counters the attack, knocking out Poliwhirl. Mew flies off, leaving Red and Poliwhirl in a daze. Blue steps in and tells Red that he made a foolish choice in battling Mew, as Mew was superior to him. Blue walks off leaving Red to cope with his thoughts and emotions. Later, Team Rocket appear still trying to locate Mew, but only find Red kneeling there. One of the members starts yelling at Red, but the others say that finding Mew is more important than the kid, running off soon after.
It is sunset on the outskirts of Pallet Town, and Red continues to walk home after a long day. He spots Professor Oak's lab ahead, thinking he should avoid the place, believing that Professor Oak is a mean, old nut. But then again, he thinks pulling out the Poké Ball that contains Poliwhirl from his pocket; he should meet Professor Oak and get some good advice. The story ends with Red ringing the doorbell, waiting for what comes next.
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- This chapter is included in The Best of Pokémon Adventures: Red.
- One of the Pallet Town kids bears resemblance to a Bug Catcher.
- The girl with the Pallet Town kids bears a resemblance to Yellow, albeit with different clothing.
- Charmander is shown to have spines on its back. This is the same as on its Generation I back sprites, but is absent in those of future generations.
- The Team Rocket Grunts have Great Balls on their belt as opposed to regular Poké Balls.
- A reference is made to the games in the way that Poké Balls have a one attempt catch when Red enters the Western Forest to try to track the "Phantom Pokémon" with an armful of Poké Balls.
- No errors have been discovered yet.
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