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PS404 : Encountering Elekid
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS406 : Halting Honchkrow
Shorting Out Electivire
Strength and Experience
VS エレキブル
VS Elekible
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 405 in Vol. 37
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 68 in Vol. 8
Series Pokémon Adventures
Location Spring Path

Shorting Out Electivire (Japanese: VS エレキブル VS Electivire), titled VS Electivire in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 405th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 68th chapter of the Diamond & Pearl arc. It is subtitled Strength and Experience (Japanese: 強さと体験 Power and Experience) in the VIZ Media translation and Strength and Experience in the Chuang Yi translation.


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

Candice, Maylene, and Platinum arrive at Spring Path, where they are supposed to meet Volkner. After they find Volkner, they tell him he is supposed to train them. Volkner is disappointing to hear that he is there to train, which isn't what he was told. Volkner then has his Raichu and Elekid use Discharge on Candice, Maylene, and Platinum, causing them to get injured.

Valkner then turns to leave, but Candice asks him what he heard. Volkner says he was disappointed, because Byron said he would be meeting a dangerous enemy there. They then explain that the enemy is Jupiter, a Commander from Team Galactic. They then tell Volkner that Jupiter just beat all three of them. Platinum then introduces herself and challenges Volkner to a battle to show him Jupiter's battle style.

First Platinum sends out Lopunny against Volkner's Elekid. Using its speed Lopunny mimics Sableye's Shadow Sneak attack and defeats Elekid. She then sends out her Rapidash against Volkner's Raichu. Rapidash uses its powerful flames to show him how Jupiter used her Tangrowth's vines to fight from a distance. Volkner, now impressed by Platinum's skills and interested in battling Jupiter, sends out his most powerful Pokémon, Electivire. Platinum counters with her powerhouse Empoleon. Empoleon uses Blizzard to show Volkner how Jupiter's Gastrodon used Blizzard as a shield. After the short battle Volkner decides to officially fight Platinum in a Gym battle, because he believes that if Platinum is able to get stronger and defeat him she will be able to beat Jupiter. Empoleon and Electivire then prepare to clash.

Major events

  • Candice, Maylene, and Platinum arrive at the meeting place to begin their training with Volkner.
  • Platinum begins her last Sinnoh Gym battle with Volkner.
For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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PS404 : Encountering Elekid
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS406 : Halting Honchkrow
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