PS184 : Distracting Dustox
Ruby & Sapphire arc
PS186 : Brushing Past Breloom
Nixing Nuzleaf
A Close Shave
VS コノハナ
VS Konohana
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 185 in Vol. 15
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 185 in Vol. 15
Series Pokémon Adventures

Nixing Nuzleaf (Japanese: VS コノハナ VS Konohana), titled VS Nuzleaf in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 185th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the fifth chapter of the Ruby & Sapphire arc. It is subtitled A Close Shave (Japanese: 恐怖のニアミス Terrifying Near-Miss) in the VIZ Media translation and Close Terror in the Chuang Yi translation.


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Ruby reaches Petalburg City using his Running Shoes. After using Mumu to pick some Berries, Ruby decides to find a place to stay for the night due to his father being in the vicinity. As he sneaks through the streets, Ruby is attacked by two Seedot, a Nuzleaf, and three Lotad.

After Mumu manages to beat the Nuzleaf, Ruby decides to investigate what it was that startled the Pokémon. He discovers another boy, keeled over in pain from being attacked by the Pokémon. The boy thanks Ruby for defeating them and compliments the strength of Mumu. Ruby immediately asks the boy to be friends with him from the compliment and introduces himself and his goal.

Ruby decides to help the boy capture a Pokémon, only to find out that someone is already coming to help him. Ruby's sixth sense immediately causes him to have an idea about who is coming to help the boy, and he goes to hide in the bushes. His suspicions are confirmed when his father, Norman, appears.

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






In other languages

PS184 : Distracting Dustox
Ruby & Sapphire arc
PS186 : Brushing Past Breloom
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