| Tackling Togekiss/VS. Togekiss
Tackling Togekiss/VS. Togekiss (Japanese: VS トゲキッス VS. Togekiss) is the 423rd round of the Platinum chapter in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
The chapter opens with Bertha, Aaron, and Lucian poring over Charon's memo, a list of all the legendary and mirage Pokémon in the Sinnoh region. Bertha wonders what he wants with all of the Pokémon and Lucian and Aaron agree that he wants to capture them to rule the region.
The story then cuts to Diamond and Pearl with all of the Gym Leaders injured, most notable Crasher Wake. Diamond gives Pearl a music player that Crasher Wake gave the nurse to give to Pearl. The music player has a theme song for Pearl, that Crasher Wake promised to make him. Pearl begins to cry, and then quickly apologizes. The two of them then decide to check on Platinum's Pokémon, who are supposed to be being healed by a famous doctor. They meet Daisy Oak healing the Pokémon and Bebe, who suggests that once the Pokémon are healed they should be placed in a box for Platinum. Daisy questions whether Platinum has the skill necessary to handle the gift Pokémon from Gym Leaders, and Pearl vehemently defends her ability as a Trainer. Following this, Diamond and Pearl leave to make an appointment with someone they don't know.
They meet with a man that they don't recognize, who seems to know them. However, when he puts a statue in front of his face, they remember him as the voice that spoke to them during each of Platinum's Gym challenges, and that his name is Chairman. The Chairman reveals that three of the Elite Four of Sinnoh have been working on the Charon memo, and that they decoded it with the help of Professor Oak. Diamond questions where the final member of the Elite Four is, and is answered that they don't always work as a team. They then put on their new Pokétches and set off. The Chairman begins to follow, to their confusion. They decide to take him and one other person along, creating a quartet.
The story then cuts to Platinum's challenge of the Battle Arcade. She has just finished her 20th battle, with the next one being against the Frontier Brain Dahlia. While attempting to stop the roulette on paralysis, a shock went through the earth and jolted her so she couldn't press the button within the time limit. Dahlia then gets the right to stop the roulette, and stops it on the Swap tile. The Trainers have to switch Pokémon. The chapter ends with Platinum and Dahlia trading Pokémon.
Last modified on 13 September 2014, at 05:24
- In one panel, Pearl's sleeves are unfolded before he is shown unfolding them. In previous and following panels his sleeves were folded up.