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PS018 : A Tale of Ninetales
Red, Green & Blue arc
PS020 : Meanwhile...Vileplume!
Blame It on Eevee
VS イーブイ
VS Eievui
Shogakukan full volume Ch. 19 in Vol. 2
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 19 in Vol. 2
Series Pokémon Adventures

Blame It on Eevee (Japanese: VS イーブイ VS Eievui) is the 19th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga.


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

While pedaling down Cycling Road, Red crashes as a result of a bouncing Tangela. It bounces toward a procession of people who prevent Red from getting closer to the litter that Lady Erika is being carried in, as he tries to demand an apology. She recognizes that they were at fault, and demands her followers apologize. They all take a deep bow, and one of them tells Red he should bow as well, as he's receiving an apology from the Celadon City Gym Leader. Erika apologizes for the actions of her Tangela, Angela, as Red challenges her to a Gym battle in his excitement.

Erika is surprised, and Red puts forth his question again. A few members of her entourage decide to punish Red for making such an insolent request, and proceed to beat him up. Erika requests that they stop, and accepts Red's offer, on the condition he proves his worth by capturing a Pokémon of her choosing. Red accepts with vigor, and Erika requests he get an Eevee.

At the Route 17 Pokémon Center, Red can't believe that Professor Oak is out, frustrated that he hasn't been able to find out anything about Eevee, not even what it looks like. With today as the deadline, he's struck with panic, wondering what he'll do, when he hears a familiar voice on the computer, looking up to see Bill.

Later, Bill has met up with Red, and shows him a picture of Eevee on his computer. Unfortunately this is the limit of Bill's help, as the only information he has is the single picture. He sends out the image to every researcher he knows, hoping at least one will be able to at least provide a location, but no one is able to help.

Meanwhile, at the Celadon Gym archery range, Erika is approached by one of her servants, asking her to rethink her plan of sending Red out to capture an Eevee, as it might jeopardize their entire project if Red discovers what they need Eevee for. Suddenly, Erika sends out her Vileplume, having it launch a Petal Dance at the servant, at which the servant winces, only to find that Erika was not targeting her, but a hidden Drowzee. Erika calmly informs her servant to be careful as she was followed, before thinking to herself that Eevee must be captured, as soon as possible.

The scene switches back to Red and Bill, who have returned to Celadon City, where an Eevee was reported to have been seen using Fire attacks. As Red prepares his Krabby for battle and Bill prepares his machine to detect Fire energy, an Eevee bounds in front of him. With Bill still looking for his to machine to detect Fire energy, Red sends out Krabby, ready to face the Normal type, but Eevee changes its shape and blasts Krabby with an Electric attack instead. Surprised, Red sends out his Diglett. Eevee changes shape again and defeats Diglett with a Water attack. Red calls upon Saur, but Eevee is one step ahead as it changes shape and launches a Fire attack.

Bill concludes that Eevee possesses the capabilities of Fire, Water, and Electric Pokémon simultaneously, and that fighting it isn't possible—a point that Red doesn't agree with. Watching Eevee, Red realizes that Eevee's ears tend to twitch just before it changes its type that counters that of his Pokémon; Eevee must sense the type of its enemy with its ears. Saur is ordered to use Razor Leaf to cover Eevee's ears, and a following Solar Beam knocks the Pokémon out.

Eevee seems to exude fire, water, and electricity all at once as it lies defeated, prompting concern from Red. Upon examining Eevee, Bill finds a gadget embedded in Eevee's ear that gave it the ability to switch between evolutions. Suspecting that Erika knows more than she's letting on, Red heads for the Celadon Gym to confront her.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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PS018 : A Tale of Ninetales
Red, Green & Blue arc
PS020 : Meanwhile...Vileplume!
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