(Japanese: エルレイド、切り裂く Erureido, Rend) is the 616th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
Determined to save the planet, Emerald suggests that Zinnia and Mr. Stone join together, using both lore and technology. He acknowledges that both the Draconid people and the Devon Corporation have information that the other does not, and if they combine their knowledge, they have a chance of destroying the meteor. Zinnia begrudgingly tells everyone that the role of the Lorekeeper is to team up with Rayquaza and ride into outer space together, then have Rayquaza Mega Evolve and destroy the meteor with Dragon Ascent. She also tells them that Rayquaza can use the power of meteorites to act as a Mega Stone, but to create a bond with Rayquaza, the Lorekeeper will need many Key Stones.
Zinnia gives the others the Key Stones she had stolen from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, as well as Aster's and her own. When Steven asks how the Lorekeeper will survive in the ozone layer, Zinnia reveals that the last task of the Lorekeeper's life is to use Dragon Ascent. An idea comes to Mr. Stone, and he tells Steven that two of the Magma and Aqua Admins were former researchers for the Devon Corporation. Right after Mr. Stone asks Steven to bring them over, Giovanni enters alongside Red, Green, Amber, and Blaise.
The Hoenn Pokédex holders are shocked to see the Kanto Pokédex holders beside Team Rocket's leader, as well as two Admins from Team Magma and Team Aqua. Giovanni asks Zinnia if the meteor really is just a meteor, then reveals that his Beedrill is able to Mega Evolve outside of battle. Red and Green's Pokémon Mega Evolve as well, alongside Maxie and Archie's Pokémon, which are in the possession of Blaise and Amber, respectively. Steven wonders if the meteor is actually a Pokémon, since Professor Cozmo had told him that it had changed course. Green suggests to the Hoenn Pokédex holders that if they use the primal forms of Kyogre and Groudon, as well as Mega Rayquaza, they might be able to slow down the meteor. Emerald realizes that there is a lot more they can do if they combine lore, science, and nature.
Hours later, Trainers all across Hoenn meet in Sootopolis City with plans to help the Lorekeeper destroy the meteor. Through a call with the Johto Pokédex holders, Crystal reveals to Emerald that the Gym Leaders and Elite Four of Kanto and Johto will also work together to attack the meteor.
At Meteor Village, Ruby introduces Sapphire to the Draconid people and their Elder. The Elder gives Sapphire Mega Stones for Rara and Kirly, and Sapphire is delighted when she calls the two Pokémon a "loving pair." Steven shows the Draconids a jar of Key Stones that he had obtained in the Kalos region from a Mega Evolution guru. He gives the jar to Zinnia, but suddenly, she collapses.
Later at Sootopolis City, Ruby tells Sapphire that he believes Zinnia must have been hiding her injuries so that she could still perform her role as Lorekeeper. As Ruby notes that Zinnia is no longer fit to go into space, Sapphire suspects that Ruby is keeping something from her. When Ruby asks what she means, Sapphire accuses him of secretly planning to become Lorekeeper and go into space with Rayquaza. Ruby denies it, but Sapphire remains suspicious.
Wallace's flying car appears above the two, and they look up to see him, Lisia, Juan, Tate, and Liza. Carrying two white boxes, Lisia runs up to Ruby, who is happy to see her. As they excitedly chat with each other, Sapphire begins to leave. Ruby follows after her, but she sends out Kirly to keep him away. Ruby sends out Rara, then runs to Sapphire, who proceeds to yell at him for repeatedly leaving her behind, as well as flirting with Lisia. When Ruby asks her to calm down, she responds by Mega Evolving Kirly and attacking Rara. Ruby then Mega Evolves Rara to fight Kirly back.
Showing the two white boxes to Sapphire, Ruby reveals that there are Contest Costumes inside, and that he designed them to enter a Contest Spectacular with her. Ruby then asks Sapphire to become Lorekeeper with him, surprising her. He confirms her suspicions that he was planning on becoming Lorekeeper because he was worried that Sapphire would volunteer to do it first and sacrifice herself. He explains that he had been incredibly anxious when she vanished after being knocked into Hoopa's ring and when he'd seen her fall from the rocket after confronting Zinnia. Ruby tells Sapphire to come to space with him, and that he wishes to be together with her at the very end. Dazed, Sapphire loses her balance.
Meanwhile, Professor Cozmo and his Scientists discover that the meteor he had uncovered four years ago is the same meteor that's heading straight for the planet. They decide to name it Grand Meteor Delta.
At a hospital, Ruby and Sapphire inform Zinnia that they are going to create a bond with Rayquaza together. She warns them that they could perish in space, but Ruby assures her that they plan to make it back home alive. Sapphire dramatically paraphrases the speech that Ruby had given her when he asked to go space together, which makes Zinnia laugh and wish she could have met them under different circumstances. Smiling, Sapphire reassures her that they will have a lot to talk about when she and Ruby return.
Later, Emerald and the Trick Master make their way to Ruby and Sapphire to reveal that they have prepared the Magma Suit and the Aqua Suit for them. To Emerald's surprise, he finds Ruby and Sapphire wearing their Contest Costumes.
- Zinnia reveals that the Lorekeeper will not survive the mission to ride Rayquaza into space.
- Red, Green, Giovanni, Blaise, and Amber arrive to help.
- Giovanni reveals that he is in possession of a Key Stone, while Blaise and Amber are revealed to have taken their Leaders' Key Stones and Mega Evolving Pokémon.
- By using Mega Evolution, Giovanni reveals that the meteoroid may be housing a Pokémon inside of it.
- The Hoenn Gym Leaders, Elite Four, Frontier Brains, and scientific minds come to assist in stopping the meteoroid.
- Emerald contacts the Johto Pokédex holders to ask for assistance from Kanto and Johto.
- Gold reveals that Norman is safe with him and the others.
- Ruby introduces Sapphire to the Elder, who gives them a Gardevoirite for Rara and a Galladite for Kirly.
- Steven gives Zinnia a jar of Key Stones that used to belong to Aster that were taken from the Embedded Tower.
- Steven reveals that his Key Stone was given to him from Gurkinn.
- Zinnia collapses from her injuries.
- When Ruby wonders who should go on Rayquaza, Sapphire asks if he is going to back to his old ways.
- Wallace, Juan, Tate, Liza, and Lisia arrive at Sootopolis.
- When Sapphire sees Ruby talking to Lisia, she assumes Ruby is flirting and leaves in a huff.
- Ruby attempts to explain himself, but Sapphire attacks by Mega Evolving Kirly, forcing Ruby to Mega Evolve Rara to defend himself.
- Ruby tells Sapphire that he wishes to become Lorekeeper and stop the meteoroid together with her.
- Professor Cozmo discovers that the meteoroid is the same as the Grand Meteor shard he found four years ago.
- One of Professor Cozmo's assistants decides to name the meteoroid Grand Meteor Delta.
- Ruby and Sapphire tell Zinnia about their plan to take over as Lorekeeper, which the latter reluctantly accepts.
- Later, Emerald and the Trick Master tell Ruby and Sapphire that the Magma and Aqua Suits are finished, only to find the two in Contest Costumes.
- For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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- Blue (flashback)
- Gold (video)
- Silver (video)
- Crystal (video)
- Tate and Liza
- Steven Stone
- Diantha (flashback)
- Tabitha (ORAS)
- Shelly (ORAS)
- Gurkinn (flashback)
- Trick Master/Robot King
- Mr. Stone
- Professor Cozmo
- Professor Cozmo's assistants
- Venusaur (Saur; Red's; Mega Venusaur)
- Blastoise (Blasty; Green's; Mega Blastoise)
- Gardevoir (Rara/Ruru; Ruby's; Mega Gardevoir)
- Aggron (Rono; Sapphire's)
- Gallade (Kirly; Sapphire's; Mega Gallade)
- Beedrill (Giovanni's; Mega Beedrill)
- Altaria (Winona's)
- Raikou (Anabel's)
- Camerupt (Blaise's; Mega Camerupt)
- Sharpedo (Amber's; Mega Sharpedo)
- Salamence (Zinnia's)
- Rayquaza (Adventures; Mega Rayquaza; silhouetted in flashback)
- The first half of this chapter was released on August 2, 2016 and the second half was released on August 16, 2016.
- In the Japanese mini-volume Volume 3, this chapter was titled (Japanese: EPISODE 20 Episode 20).
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