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Crossing Crobat/Your Shadow, Crobat
VS. Crobat
Chapter Gold, Silver & Crystal
Collected in Vol. 11
Round number 136
Location Goldenrod City
Previous Round Lively Larvitar
Next Round Really Raikou & Entirely Entei I

Crossing Crobat/Your Shadow, Crobat (Japanese: VSクロバット VS. Crobat) is the 136th round of the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter in the Pokémon Adventures manga.


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Somewhere in Goldenrod City, Janine and her Ariados ascend a tall building. They then break into one of the vents and make their way to another that is situated above a Big Pearl. She senses that the Big Pearl may have security and uses her Weezing to show lasers using the move Smokescreen. While hanging upside-down, she cuts a hole in the glass cage surrounding the glass pearl and steals it. In doing so, Janine trips an alarm. A group of security guards begin running towards her but she sends out her Forretress to stop the guards by using Spikes. The guards end up stepping on the spikes and the situation then reveals itself to be a training exercise to see where security flaws exist within the Goldenrod Museum. Janine vanishes as soon as she hears she will have money transferred to her bank account for her role. The director explains to the guards that the woman was a ninja and that she can be paid to carry out risky jobs.

Janine has a moment of reflection in which she does not know why she is carrying out pointless missions. She has a flashback where her father, Koga, explains that a ninja is supposed to put there lives down for their master and that she can join him, along with their master*, when the time is right. Her only problem is that both her father and her master have disappeared and she knows not where to find them. All of a sudden a sparkle is seen on a distant building. The object then jumps at Janine. It is the Legendary Pokémon Suicune and it has come to challenge her. She believes that if she is able to capture the Suicune her master will surely here of the news and she will be able to find him. She commands her Crobat to use the Leech Life. However, it is countered by Suicune's Aurora Beam just as Crobat is about to use Leech Life. Then Janine commands Crobat to use Double Team. Her plan is that Suicune will not be able to determine which image of Crobat is the real one. Her next command is for Crobat to use Wing Attack. To her surprise Suicune is able to hit Crobat with another Aurora Beam but she is puzzled as to how it knew which version of her was the real one. Suicune points out with its paw that her shadow is darker than the others because of the moonlight. Janine realizes that Suicune is battling the Gym Leaders to determine who will be its master. She continues by explaining to Suicune that she too is looking for her master and that she hopefully, as the gym leader of Fuchsia City, will be able to battle Suicune again. The round ends with both leaving on their separate paths.

Major events

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Pokémon debuts





  • Janine and Misty are the only Kanto Leaders fought by Suicune.
  • In the Chuang Yi translation, Janine is referred by her Japanese name, Anzu.


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