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| Talk About Timing, Treecko/VS Treecko
Talk About Timing, Treecko/VS Treecko or Granting an Old Wish (Japanese: VS キモリ VS Kimori or あのときの願いを A Wish From Back Then) is the 240th round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
In Pacifidlog Town, the waves shake the town that floats on the water. Despite the danger, an old man focuses more on the fact that he can't see a certain island on that day. A voice tells him that they made a promise to go find shelter if they can't find the illusionary island like the rest of the citizens have. Disappointed, the old man wishes to see the island, only for a wave to knock him out of the building.
Suddenly, the old man stops falling, as a Kecleon had saved him. The Kecleon throws the old man back into the building, where he thanks Wally for saving him. The two of them get into some boats and head off to Route 123, while a figure watches from above. Wally expresses surprise, as he never expected that he would arrive at Pacifidlog Town when the old man offered to show him a better place to recuperate from his illness.
When the old man asks if Wally is angry at him, Wally says no because he wouldn't have captured Cacturne and Roselia otherwise. Rara's horns begin glowing, which Wally believes is because she senses Ruby in the area. Wally apologizes to Rara, because even if he wanted to search for Ruby, he has no idea where to even search for him.
Wally notices a bag with a Pokémon inside floating in the water. Wally tries to use Rara's Confusion to get it, but the old man points out that waves will carry it away before the attack can even reach it. Instead, Wally has Cacturne pierce the bag with Needle Arm and pin it to a rock. With Kecleon's long tongue, Wally gets the Poké Ball and frees Treecko from it. Noticing that all of the commotion had exhausted Treecko, Wally has Roselia put Treecko to sleep in an attempt to heal it.
A voice from above praises Wally's skills, but questions why he chose to use Needle Arm to save the Treecko. The voice demands an answer, because if Cacturne had missed, it could have seriously injured Treecko. Wally notices that Rara's horns are glowing, signifying that the voice belongs to someone she knows. The voice demands that Wally answer him once more.
Wally replies that even though he knows that he is weak, he trusts his Pokémon enough to make decisions like that. The voice is pleased by his answer, and reveals himself to be Norman. Norman notices Rara jumping up to him, which allows him to figure out why she wasn't with him before. The old man reveals himself to be Norman's friend who had asked him to watch Wally's true strength.
Wally gets confused about what the two are talking about. Norman reveals that he had come to train Wally, to grant the wish he was asked before in Petalburg City and refused.
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