| Bang the Drum, Slowbro
Bang the Drum, Slowbro (Japanese: VSヤドラン VS Yadoran) is the 83rd round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.
The story begins with the Cinnabar Gym being attacked by Lance's dragons. Then the scenario changes to the place where Sabrina, who is tied to an unconscious Green, battles Lorelei's Slowbro with her Alakazam.
Sabrina orders it to use Psychic, but Slowbro appears to be unaffected. Lorelei then says that Slowbro used Amnesia to make itself immune to the attack. She reveals how she knew about their presence, using Shellder's eyes in Slowbro's tail and thus seeing the Horsea. Lorelei orders Jynx to use Lovely Kiss, paralyzing Sabrina's Alakazam and Venomoth, and pushing her into a fissure.
Due to Green's weight, Sabrina has trouble hanging on, and Lorelei suggests cutting off Green's hand, much to Sabrina's disapproval. Jynx uses Pound and sends them and the Pokémon into the hole, but Green wakes up at the last second and uses Blasty's Water Gun as a jetpack to escape the hole.
At Lorelei's request, Green explains, with an unconscious Sabrina, her reasons. Then a flashback begins, of her talking to a stranger about Lance trying to control a giant Bird-like Pokémon, gaining her interest. Then, she sees Pika being chased by a Hitmonlee and she decides to follow them. However, when she gets to Viridian Forest she loses track of them both. Then she meets Yellow and discovers her power.
Then, after discovering that Yellow knows Red, Green gives her the basic of Pokémon training, and thus, two rules: Do not tell anybody of how she met Green and do not tell others her name, which Yellow broke.
Suddenly, Green has an idea of using Yellow's hat to prevent their enemies from discovering she is a girl, making Yellow pretend to be a boy.
- For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the timeline of events.
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- A hint of Slowking's existence first appeared in this chapter; while Lorelei was musing on Slowbro's enhanced abilities after it had been bitten by Shellder she remarked that Slowpoke would likely have further improved abilities if it was bitten on its head.
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