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| Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior/VS Rhyperior
Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior/VS Rhyperior or Inheritor of the Land!/Inheritor of the Earth (Japanese: VS ドサイドン VS Dosidon or 大地の継承！ Inheritor of the Ground!) is the 449th round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Silver realizes that each of the sixteen Plates represent a Pokémon type, excluding the Normal type. During Crystal's battle against Ariana, Silver gives his Rhyperior the Earth Plate, which makes it deliver an astoundingly powerful Earth Power attack against Ariana. After that, Silver runs off to the Ecruteak Gym, leaving Crystal to finish the battle herself.
Once Silver arrives at the Ecruteak Gym, he is confronted by Bugsy, Falkner, and Chuck. Silver tells them that he is there to see Morty. However, Falkner and Bugsy reveal that in the past others have broken into the Gym and forced Morty to look into the future, and Silver has to prove himself a worthy visitor. Silver's Weavile easily defeats Bugsy's Kakuna and Falkner's Noctowl, but is eventually defeated by a Triple Kick from Chuck's Hitmontop. Silver then sends out Rhyperior. Both Rhyperior and Hitmontop use their horns to fight each other, until they suddenly stop. Falkner realizes that Hitmontop recognizes Rhyperior, because it had once battled its pre-evolved form and Blue before. Silver then explains how he obtained his Rhyperior.
In a flashback after the Hoenn Battle Frontier Tournament, Silver goes with Blue to the 18th secret hideout on Route 6, because he had sent his Ursaring there to take care of Giovanni, who was wounded. However when they show up at the hideout neither Giovanni or Ursaring are there. Silver tells Blue that he managed to decipher the book Secrets of the Land. Silver then asks Blue to give his Rhydon a Protector and trade it. After the trade Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior. Blue then departs and tells Silver to keep the book and Rhyperior, as a replacement for his Ursaring.
Back in the present, upon hearing about Silver's connection with Blue, Chuck allows Silver to enter the Gym. Meanwhile inside the Gym, Morty is already with Gold. Because it was difficult for Morty to describe his thoughts in words, he decided to sketch them instead. Suddenly, Silver shows up at the door, so Morty asks him who he is. Silver shows Morty his Pokédex, and is allowed to proceed. Finally, Gold and Silver both meet each other again, each with the intent of hearing Morty's thoughts for the future.
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