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PS261 : It All Ends Now II
Ruby & Sapphire arc
PS263 : It All Ends Now IV
It All Ends Now III
My Bubble Gum
The Final Battle III
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 262 in Vol. 22
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 262 in Vol. 22
Series Pokémon Adventures
Location Sootopolis City

It All Ends Now III (Japanese: 最終超決戦III The Final Battle III), titled The Final Showdown III in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 262nd chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 82nd chapter of the Ruby & Sapphire arc. It is subtitled My Bubble Gum (Japanese: 届け フーセンガム Go and Report, Bubblegum) in the VIZ Media translation and Go To Him, Bubble Balloon in the Chuang Yi translation.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Courtney tries to tell Ruby that his father, Norman, had arrived on top of Rayquaza. The collective roars of Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza drowns out Courtney's voice, which prevents Ruby from hearing her. Courtney tries to pull Ruby close and tell him, but a tentacle shoots out of the Cave of Origin and drags her inside. Ruby and Mumu go inside the shrine to try and save her. A three-way attack from Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza causes a huge explosion, which breaks apart the Cave of Origin.

Ruby has Mumu try and move the debris, but Courtney tells Ruby to stop, as she can no longer move her legs. Courtney forces the Blue Orb out of her body and rolls it near Ruby. Courtney tells Ruby to face Kyogre and Groudon alone, as it's the end of the line for her. Ruby refuses and reveals that he wants to compete in a Pokémon Contest with her. When Courtney asks how he knew that she did Contests, Ruby remembers that when she burned a Ribbon back at Rusturf Tunnel, it couldn't possibly be his. Courtney flashes back to when she was younger and did Contests with Daisy Oak, which she guesses is why she has some affection for Ruby.

Courtney tries to tell Ruby about his father again, but the debris blocks her voice from reaching him. Instead, Courtney blows a bubble and covers it with Lansat and Starf Berry juice to increase the buoyancy and strength. She attaches her Memory Lighter to the bubble and sends it to Ruby. The battle between the three Pokémon causes more debris to fall, killing Courtney in the process, much to Ruby's horror.

Courtney's bubble balloon floats towards Ruby, who catches it. Ruby uses the light on a piece of paper, which comes out as an image of the Balance Badge. Ruby remembers Courtney's words, and notices that his father is standing on top of Rayquaza's head. As Courtney lies dying, she tells Ruby to bear witness to what she learned at the Mossdeep Space Center.

Major events

  • Courtney tries to tell Ruby that the person controlling Rayquaza is Norman.
  • A tentacle pulls Courtney inside the Cave of Origin.
  • The Cave of Origin collapses, with Courtney inside.
  • Courtney's past is revealed.
  • A dying Courtney reveals to Ruby everything she knows.
For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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PS261 : It All Ends Now II
Ruby & Sapphire arc
PS263 : It All Ends Now IV
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