| The Final Battle III/The Final Showdown III
The Final Battle III/The Final Showdown III or An Unopened Heart (Japanese: 大決戦III The Final Battle III or 開かない心 An Unopened Heart) is the 330th round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
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Emerald stares at Jirachi after making his wish. He looks at the statue of his seniors, which haven't changed at all. Although he wonders why nothing has changed, Emerald realizes that he needs to look at Jirachi's third eye. Emerald asks Jirachi to open its third eye, but it floats away from him. Emerald begs Jirachi to tell him why it would grant a wish of someone as evil as Guile instead of him.
Elsewhere, Crystal, Ruby, and Sapphire leap off of the edge of the Battle Tower. They suddenly land on an invisible floor, which Crystal reveals that she had created with her Mr. Mime, who used its ability to solidify air. Crystal reveals that she had gotten the idea after watching Sabrina's battle against Bugsy. They head down the stairs into a room below.
When Ruby asks why she created rooms, Crystal hands the other two a pair of bangles. Crystal tells them that their goal is to learn the special moves Hydro Cannon and Blast Burn. In addition to the special Grass-type move, the bangles were given to them from Ultima of Two Island. Crystal tells them that they have to learn the moves right away in order to stop the monster Kyogre. Ruby suggests that since Kyogre is a Water-type Pokémon, they should use Grass- and Electric-type moves.
Crystal explains that the monster Kyogre isn't a Pokémon, but a giant cluster of energy, which can only be defeated by an equally powerful blast. Crystal notes that when Adventures used Luster Purge, it managed to cut through the Kyogre, leaving a permanent hole in its fin. Ruby and Sapphire, having fully understood what they have to do, accept their mission. Crystal leaves to join the team tasked with distracting Guile.
While Crystal and the other flying Pokémon attack the Kyogre, Emerald tries to figure out why Jirachi didn't grant his wish. Gold tells him that he's lacking in determination. Gold shows him Pika and Chuchu, who managed to escape being petrified by being out of their Poké Balls at the time. He states that they came all the way to the Battle Frontier because they had faith that their Trainers would be cured. Gold jumps onto Tibo's back and tells Emerald that everyone is counting on him as he flies away to join Crystal. He tells Emerald to join Ruby and Sapphire in learning the special moves.
While Gold, Crystal, Latios, and Pilo battle Kyogre, Emerald jumps down and joins Ruby and Sapphire. Sapphire greets Emerald and hands him the bangle. Ruby states that in order to learn the techniques, they will have attack the Pokémon that is weak to a certain type. Mumu, Chic, and Sceptile launch their attacks, but Sceptile gets hurt more than usual because Emerald keeps spacing out. Emerald states that he's in shocked after being rejected by Jirachi and can't concentrate on anything else.
Ruby and Sapphire suggest Emerald tell them more about himself since they don't know him well enough to know how to cheer him up. Emerald takes off all of his gadgets, revealing how short he truly is to everyone. Emerald guesses that they're shocked, but states that's how he truly is. Emerald claims that he's always been alone.
- Crystal is revealed to own a Mr. Mime.
- Emerald tries to make Jirachi grant his wish, but fails.
- Gold and Crystal attempt to distract the monster Kyogre.
- Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby are given the bangles that teach them the special moves.
- Emerald begins explaining his past.
- Red (statue)
- Blue (statue)
- Green (statue)
- Yellow (statue)
- Silver (statue)
- Ultima/Kimberly (flashback)
- Pikachu (Pika; Red's)
- Pikachu (Chuchu; Yellow's)
- Mantine (Tibo/Mantaro; Gold's)
- Remoraid (Gold's; multiple)
- Xatu (Natee/Xatee; Crystal's)
- Mr. Mime (Mymee; Crystal's)
- Swampert (Mumu/Zuzu; Ruby's)
- Blaziken (Chic/Toro; Sapphire's)
- Tropius (Troppy/Pilo; Sapphire's)
- Sceptile (Emerald's)
- Kyogre (Guile Hideout's; fake)
- Jirachi (Guile Hideout's)
- Latios (Adventures)