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Slugging It Out with Slugma/VS. Slugma
VS. Magmag
Chapter Gold, Silver & Crystal
Collected in Vol. 10
Round number 117
Location Cherrygrove City/Violet City
Previous Round Rock, Paper...Scizor
Next Round Three Cheers for Chikorita

Slugging It Out with Slugma or VS. Slugma (Japanese: VSマグマッグ VS. Magmag) is the 117th round of the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter in the Pokémon Adventures manga.


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The story starts with Professor Oak trying to capture a Slugma. He fails and laments that he cannot find a Trainer who is willing to capture all Pokémon and complete the Pokédex. Later, Bill calls up Professor Oak at his second research center in Cherrygrove City and tells him that he had found someone who is willing to help complete the Pokédex on one request. Bill sends Professor Oak the information to find him. Professor Oak then finds out that he has to be at Violet City at 3:00 PM. He then leaves.

Meanwhile, Crystal explains to a girl that Pokémon can heal themselves by eating the Berries they hold. Earl Dervish then arrives and thanks Crystal for working at the Pokémon academy. Suddenly, a part of the academy falls down and nearly hits a child. Earl then laments that he is not an enterprising business man and cannot pay for a new academy. The children call Crystal to play with them when the Slugma from before attacks the academy. Professor Oak arrives and exclaims loudly that he is looking for the person who wants to help him. Crystal then releases all her Pokémon and weakens the Slugma. She then captures all of them. After the capture Crystal tells Professor Oak that she is the one who wants to help him complete the Pokédex.

A few days later, the Pokémon academy is rebuilt and Earl is grateful but wonders who is the benefactor. It is later revealed that the benefactor is Professor Oak, who also gives Crystal her Pokédex. At the same time, three beams of light leave the Burned Tower.

Major events

  • Professor Oak is looking for someone who can help him with the Johto Pokédex.
  • Crystal gets a Pokédex and helps with Prof. Oak's research.
  • Raikou, Entei, and Suicune leave the Burned Tower.
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Pokémon debuts






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