PS166 : Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose, Part 2
Gold, Silver & Crystal arc
PS168 : The Last Battle II
The Last Battle I
The Last Battle I
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 167 in Vol. 14
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 167 in Vol. 14
Series Pokémon Adventures
Location Indigo Plateau

The Last Battle I (Japanese: 最終決戦I The Last Battle I) is the 167th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 77th chapter of the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

This chapter starts out with the Masked Man stating that he requires Kurt to create a Poké Ball to control time. He also contemplates Crystal's use of Future Sight, iterating that she was able to understand the concept of time well, even if for just a few seconds. After praising her, he recalls the goals of the past villainous groups, Team Rocket and the Elite Four, and reveals that his goal is to have complete control of time. As Kurt pretends to not know how the control of time is possible, the Masked Man grabs his granddaughter and holds her in a threatening matter as he surreptitiously steals Kurt's manual, which has data on all types of special Poké Balls.

After he finds the information on the Poké Ball that can surpass time, Kurt mocks him, saying that the manual is worthless without the ingredients for the Poké Ball. The Masked Man states that he already knows what the ingredients are, and, as he refers to the wings of Ho-Oh and Lugia, his Delibird takes the Silver and Rainbow Wings from the Legendary Pokémon and gives them to him. While he states that he will finally gain control of time, Gold grows angry over the prospect that Pokémon were being used just as ingredients and materials to the Masked Man. He demands what Pokémon are to the Masked Man and gets the response that they are mere weapons.

The Masked Man loses his patience with the conversation and attempts to attack both Gold and Crystal, but, as Gold pushes her out of the way, Crystal is unharmed while Gold takes the hit. Crystal begs the Masked Man to stop, but is shrugged off as he flies away. As Gold gets up from the attack he had absorbed, he privately vows to not give up until the Masked Man is defeated.

The chapter closes with the Masked Man flying on his Delibird towards Ilex Forest, stating that he has finally obtained a "second chance at time."

Major events

For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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Pokémon debuts





  • All the chapters with the name "The Last Battle" may have been named after the last book in The Chronicles of Narnia, also named The Last Battle.
  • In Japan, this is the first chapter to not have the word VS in it.


In other languages

PS166 : Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose, Part 2
Gold, Silver & Crystal arc
PS168 : The Last Battle II
  This article is part of Project Manga, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each series of Pokémon manga.