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PS243 : No Armaldo Is an Island
Ruby & Sapphire arc
PS245 : Bravo, Vibrava
The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VIII
Fighting Spirit
VS カイオーガ & グラードン VIII
VS Kyogre & Groudon VIII
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 244 in Vol. 20
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 244 in Vol. 20
Series Pokémon Adventures
Location Route 121

The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon VIII (Japanese: VS カイオーガ & グラードン VIII VS Kyogre & Groudon VIII), titled VS Kyogre & Groudon VIII in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 244th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 64th chapter of the Ruby & Sapphire arc. It is subtitled Fighting Spirit (Japanese: 戦う意志のもとに Battle As One) in the VIZ Media translation and Battle As One in the Chuang Yi translation.


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

On top of the wreckage of the Submarine Explorer 1, a startled Amber wakes up. He remembers the last words Archie told him before locking him in the Submarine Explorer 1 and sending it to the bottom of the water. Amber immediately shakes it off as a misunderstanding and goes to help his teammates raise the sea level.

Elsewhere, Blaise and Tabitha continue traveling on Route 121, where they are joined by Courtney. At Groudon's location, it continues to easily overpower Brawly and Roxanne with its attacks. After defeating Brawly's Machoke, Groudon attempts to leave the battle. Roxanne immediately stops its movements with her Nosepass's Block. Although not her style of battling, Roxanne has her Pokémon continuously attack Groudon, preventing it from fighting back.

Suddenly, a voice from above praises Roxanne's skills and sends out a Sealeo to attack Groudon with Ice Ball. The voice is revealed to be that of Wallace, who came to help them stop Groudon. Before they can continue, three figures arrive and tell the Gym Leaders that if they intend on stopping Groudon, they'll have to face them first.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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PS243 : No Armaldo Is an Island
Ruby & Sapphire arc
PS245 : Bravo, Vibrava
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