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Plugging Past Electrike I/VS Electrike I or Underground City (Japanese: VS ラクライI VS Rakurai I or 地下に眠る都市 Underground Sleeping City) is the 204th round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Sapphire is looking the entrance to the underground that she fell in earlier. Wattson and the Trick Master are curious to know where she fell since they have been looking for it for a while. Sapphire slams the exact area on the ground with her fist and the entrance opens up. The three take a peek from above. Wattson asks her what the location in the underground is called. Sapphire answers but is interrupted by a group of kids that want to battle Wattson. Wattson accepts all of their challenges and sends out Electrike and two of his Magnemite. Wattson's Electric-types easily defeat the six challengers. One of them mentions that Wattson is a Gym Leader which shocks Sapphire.
Sapphire gets angry and asks him if Wattson is a Gym Leader to which Wattson replied yes with a laugh. Despite the challengers losing, Wattson rewards each of them a Gym Badge since the attacks their Pokémon performed were very powerful. Sapphire then questions him about giving out Gym Badges to challengers that didn't defeat him. Wattson was then saying that the Badges are proof of the Gym battle. Sapphire wonders if that was a Gym battle as the kids walk away. Wattson then continues his statement by saying that his battle motto is "Be cheerful, no matter when or where", and that any battle performed by him is a Gym battle. He would give out Gym Badges to anyone that has impressed Wattson during the Gym battle as stated by the Pokémon Association.
Since Sapphire showed him to the entrance to the underground earlier, he rewards her with the Dynamo Badge. Sapphire rejects the offer by slapping it away, sending the Badge flying. She explains to him that she would only earn Badges if she defeats the Gym Leader, not the Gym Leader giving them away for free. Wattson accepts her personality and the Trick Master wonders where the Badge that flew out of Wattson's hand go. The Badge that was sent flying by Sapphire ended up landing on a Donphan, which ended up angering Donphan. Donphan chases the three and they fall into the underground. Sapphire wakes up Donphan and the Trick Master. After the two woke up, they fought each other. Sapphire tells the Trick Master to cut it out.
The Trick Master turns the lights on and mentions that he found New Mauville. He turns around to see Wattson but Wattson wasn't there. The Trick Master explains Sapphire the story behind New Mauville. The underground city was created by their ancestors since Mauville was known for the overcrowding of children. With New Mauville built, the shortage of land problem has disappeared. It turns out that both Wattson and the Trick Master love children. After Sapphire listened to his story, she asks the Trick Master for his help in finding the mystery of the underground city in exchange for a proper Gym battle. The Trick Master accepts. Sapphire calls out his name to see if he could hear her. Wattson did hear her and tells her to come over here.
Sapphire dashes over to see the Gym Leader and finds his Electrike and Magnemite. Magnemite fall to the ground hard since their electrical supply has run out. Their electricity has been drained by the power generator. With Electrike alright, Sapphire tells him to lead to way to where Wattson is. Sapphire picks up the Magnemite and she along with the Trick Master follows Electrike. Electrike takes them to Wattson as he is stuck on a power generator that has gone out of control and sucked out the electricity from Voltorb and Electrode. The generator noticed them coming and attacks them with the electricity that the machine drained the Electric Pokémon from earlier.