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PS381 : Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS383 : Winning Over Wingull
Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II
Malice and Aura
VS ビークインと ガーメイルI
VS Beequen and Gamale II
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 382 in Vol. 34
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 45 in Vol. 5
Series Pokémon Adventures

Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II (Japanese: VS ビークインと ガーメイルII VS Vespiquen and Mothim II), titled VS Vespiquen & Mothim II in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 382nd chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 45th chapter of the Diamond & Pearl arc. It is subtitled Malice and Aura (Japanese: 悪意と波導 Malice and Wave-Guiding) in the VIZ Media translation and Animosity and Aura in the Chuang Yi translation.


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

On the S.S. Sinnoh, Riley, Eldritch, and the ship's crew gather around the Pokémon Egg as it begins to hatch. In place of the Egg's shell, a Riolu appears. Eldritch is driven to tears as he recalls the birth of his own son. He then turns around to yell at the Roughnecks, who are tied up on the deck of the ship. He demands to know who sent them, and the two answer that a stranger offered to pay them millions to cause trouble on Iron Island. Eldritch asks Riley where Diamond is, and they turn to see him being held by Steelix, who has become too attached to Diamond to let him leave the island.

Riley heads over to Diamond to compliment him for his efforts at Iron Island the last four days. Diamond, turning his gaze downward, reveals to Riley that the two Roughnecks who had attacked them had done it because they were after him. Riley is shocked, but then freezes as he and Lucario begin to detect something in the sky. Diamond spots it too, and commands for Tru to use Razor Leaf with a single leaf. The attack hits, and something begins to fall to the ground. It is revealed to be one of Team Galactic's spy eyes. Seeing this, Riley begins to understand what Diamond was talking about. Just as Riley silently commends him for his unexpected intelligence, Diamond slips from Steelix's head and falls straight into Byron's training cottage. After coming to his senses, Diamond finds a Metal Coat above the television.

Through a flashback, it is revealed that Byron told Diamond that he had left a gift for him at his cottage, and that Diamond could accept it after completing the special training. In the present, Diamond takes the Metal Coat and gives it to Don. Also above the television, Diamond finds a photograph of Byron and his son, Roark. He reflects on his own family, as well as the families of his friends, and feels a strong desire to fight for Sinnoh's future. He asks Steelix to raise him into the air, and Riley asks him if he can see Lake Verity from up high. Diamond says he does not, but happily tells Riley that he can see where he is heading in his future.

Riley and Diamond say their goodbyes as Diamond departs on the S.S. Sinnoh. As he sails away, Eldritch yells at him for snacking in the ship's galley.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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PS381 : Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS383 : Winning Over Wingull
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