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PS336 : The Final Battle IX
Emerald arc
PS338 : Stagestruck Starly
Why Don't We All...?
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 337 in Vol. 29
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 337 in Vol. 29
Series Pokémon Adventures
Location Battle Frontier's accommodations
Professor Oak's Laboratory

Epilogue (Japanese: Epilogue Epilogue), titled Epilogue in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 337th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 35th and final chapter of the Emerald arc. It is subtitled Why Don't We All...? (Japanese: いっそ全員で Everyone Altogether Now) in the VIZ Media translation and Might as Well in the Chuang Yi translation.


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Emerald wakes up and finds himself in the Battle Frontier's accommodations, fully rested and unaware of the time. He begins relieving himself over the balcony of his room, but is interrupted by an annoyed Crystal and the rest of the Pokédex holders. Gold and Todd Snap explain that Emerald had slept throughout the day until sunset.

Emerald is greeted by his Sceptile and Dusclops, but wonders where his other four Pokémon are. Red, Gold, and Crystal reveal that Emerald's other team members have become friends with his seniors' Pokémon. Emerald looks outside and sees his Snorlax getting along with Red's Snor, his Mr. Mime getting along with Crystal's, and his Sudowoodo and Mantine with Gold's Sudobo and Tibo.

As he fixes his hair, the Frontier Brains enter the room, with Anabel thanking Emerald for his help and awarding him with the Ability Symbol, to the boy's confusion. Anabel admits that, despite Guile Hideout's mind control over her, she was still aware of what happened and saw that Emerald followed all the rules of the Battle Tower when facing her and Raikou, thereby officiating the fight that ensued between the two of them. Emerald and Todd suddenly realize that with the given date, Emerald has only one day to complete his challenge of collecting all seven Frontier Symbols within a week's time, and beg Tucker to allow Emerald to fight him.

The injured Tucker is willing to do so, but points out that his facility requires the Symbol to be fought for under a tournament setting. To everyone's surprise, Red proposes that the ten Pokédex holders duke it out in a tournament themselves, thinking that it would be fun. An enamored Scott makes his sudden appearance, strongly agreeing with the idea and pointing out that Tucker is in no shape to battle anyway. Gold, however, realizes that Scott is merely trying to cash in on the opportunity of a celebrity tournament; an accusation that Scott doesn't deny.

Ranting that Scott's stipulation of leaving one of Jirachi's wishes made their mission all the more difficult, Gold demands to know what Scott will wish from Jirachi. Scott timidly reveals that he's already made his wish. Green notices Jirachi floating in the sky ahead, already preparing to enter its thousand-year sleep. Sapphire uses her powerful eyesight to read the text and write it down. She hands it to Blue, who reveals what Scott wished for. Scott wished for many visitors to come to the Battle Frontier, with over a hundred thousand on the opening day if possible. At that moment, four ships hailing from four regions arrive.

These are the known characters seen travelling amidst the crowd on each ship:

As Jirachi wraps itself in a cocoon, Emerald bids farewell to it, thanking it for helping him fulfill his wish to have friends, while his seniors discuss the upcoming tournament between them.

One month later, Crystal helps Professor Oak at his laboratory. Crystal reveals that the tournament they had caused quite a stir, but points out how she lost in the first round against Green. She shows Oak a photograph of the ten of them together, and the professor is intrigued by the high quality of the picture. Musing, he asks Crystal to put him in touch with Todd, inviting the young man to help him with a photographing project on a distant island inhabited only by Pokémon, which Todd gladly and excitedly accepts. Oak happily remarks that yet another crisis has been resolved, but Crystal is momentarily unsure as she recalls a flashback where she confronted Archie before he vanished. In the flashback, Crystal demands that Archie reveal where he got his armor, but the villain disappears before he could reveal the truth.

Oak breaks Crystal's train of thought, concerned, but Crystal dismisses his query. Oak requests Crystal to send a message to his senior, Professor Rowan from the Sinnoh region, to come to Kanto for a final check of the ten Pokédexes. The chapter and arc ends with a final shot of the ten Pokédexes, along with a full set of the Frontier Symbols and the photo of all ten Pokédex holders.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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Translation edits

  • In the VIZ Media version, Emerald is not seen urinating when he's looking over the balcony.

In other languages

PS336 : The Final Battle IX
Emerald arc
PS338 : Stagestruck Starly
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