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Startling Staraptor/VS. Staraptor
VS ムクホーク
VS. Staraptor
Chapter Diamond & Pearl
Collected in Vol. 34
Round number 376
Location Canalave City
Previous Round Brash Bronzong II
Next Round Hurrah for Rapidash

Startling Staraptor/VS. Staraptor (Japanese: VSムクホーク VS. Staraptor) is the 376th round of the Diamond & Pearl chapter in the Pokémon Adventures manga.


In the beginning of this round, the scene cuts to the Galactic building. Cyrus comes to see Galactic's bomb. His servant, a cloaked Team Galactic Grunt, explains the situation and he decides to start his plan the next week. Then, Platinum is seen sitting in front of the Canalave Gym. She is still shocked and cannot continue to stay with Diamond and Pearl. However, her father is still in the cage, so she cannot yet leave the Gym.

That night, Platinum is still thinking, and she is so tired that she falls asleep. Then, the cloaked Galactic grunt appears and explains the plan to Platinum and tells her that he had come to release her father and Professor Rowan. Platinum has a nightmare from that interaction. When she wakes up in the morning, she starts writing something. The scene then cuts to Diamond and Pearl as they surrender their Pokédexes and Pokétches before turning to leave. Before they can leave, their Pokédexes beep and Platinum approaches. She starts to read what she had written. It seems she had recovered from the shock and had forgiven Diamond and Pearl, because she too had lied throughout her journey with Diamond and Pearl. She decides that she wants them to stay with her, and reveals her full name to Diamond and Pearl for the first time, in order to show that she trusted them. At the end of the chapter, she decides to tell Diamond, Pearl, Professor Rowan, and Mr. Berlitz about Team Galactic's plan, as well as her intention to stop them.

Major events

  • Platinum recovers from the truth and learns Team Galactic's plan.
  • Platinum reveals her full name to Diamond and Pearl.
  • Diamond and Pearl return their Pokédexes, but are allowed to keep them.


Pokémon debuts





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