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Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I/VS Staravia and Skuntank I
VS Mukubird and Skutank
Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I/VS Staravia and Skuntank I or Ladies and Bodyguards (Japanese: VS ムクバードとスカタンク VS Mukubird and Skutank or 令嬢とボディーガード Young Lady and Bodyguards) is the 358th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Diamond is shocked to see that Platinum's Pokédex has been grabbed by a mysterious man. When Diamond tries to get it back from him, the man attacks Diamond's Munchlax with his Gible. Before he can harm Diamond, the man slips on a Berry and drops the Pokédex right into Diamond's hands. Angered, the man summons several Team Galactic Grunts to attack.
Meanwhile, Saturn continues to keep track of Platinum's bodyguards as they make their way to Veilstone City. He orders his subordinates to shut off the city lights when they see Paka and Uji enter the main boulevard.
As night begins to fall, Platinum and Pearl walk back to meet up with Diamond. Platinum regrets losing her Pokédex, making Pearl wonder why a tour guide would be so invested in Pokémon research. Suddenly, the street lamps shut off, shrouding the two in darkness. Pearl calls out to Platinum, and as she tries to tell him where she is, a hand covers her mouth with a cloth. Platinum falls unconscious, and two figures drag her away.
The figures are quickly revealed to be Paka and Uji, who bring Platinum to the Veilstone Department Store. The two celebrate, happy to be finally reunited with their client. When they spot a group of Team Galactic Grunts from a window, they hide Platinum in a fitting room and go outside to fight them. As the bodyguards begin their battle, they realize that Veilstone City must be the home base of Team Galactic.
Pearl sees Diamond sprint out of the lost and found with his Pokémon. He is soon followed by another group of Team Galactic Grunts. Pearl sends out Chatler and Chimler to aid Diamond in battling them.
As Paka and Uji continue fighting off the grunts, they get pushed back-to-back with Diamond and Pearl. Pearl recognizes the two from when they chased him and his friends in Hearthome City, while Paka and Uji recognize him and Diamond as the ones who stole their client away from them. Pearl asks the two why his tour guide would be their client, which causes more confusion. Paka and Uji reveal Platinum's identity as the daughter of the richest family in Sinnoh, and that they are the bodyguards commissioned to protect her.
- For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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