Double Dealing with Deoxys
発動 究極技
Activate: The Ultimate Move
Chapter FireRed & LeafGreen
Collected in Vol. 23
Round number 274
Location Cape Brink
Previous Round Red and Blue Make Purple Opponents
Next Round A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities

Double Dealing with Deoxys (Japanese: 発動 究極技 Activate: The Ultimate Move) is the 274th round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.


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Scizor, with Machamp in his pincers, flies above Snor. Scizor drops Machamp, who proceeds to grab Snor's body. Blue commands Machamp to use Seismic Toss, so the Superpower Pokémon rolls around and tosses Snor onto the ground. Red points out that Snor is in trouble against Machamp once again and states that the combination with Scizor increased the damage. Blue commands Machamp to finish Snor off. Machamp rushes in front of Snor and moves to the side to perform a Low Kick, tripping Snor and sending him crashing into the ground, knocking him out. Red comments that the attack was very effective due to Snor's large weight.

Outside the building, Ultima rides on her Dragonite. She comments about how Blue knows how to make full use of his Pokémon during battles. Blue follows by having Scizor attack Gyara with Steel Wing, knocking him out too. Red sends out Pika and Aero as his last two Pokémon. Red has Aero use Take Down on Scizor, which doesn't do recoil damage due to his Rock Head Ability. Red has Aero use Dragon Claw on Scizor, so Blue switches him out. Seeing an opening, Red has Pika attack Machamp with an electric attack.

To Red's surprise, the attack is suddenly redirected. Blue smirks and reveals that he sent out his Rhydon, who has the Lightningrod Ability, which causes all Electric-type moves to be redirected towards it. Blue points out that they both only have two Pokémon left, but the winner will be decided by whoever reaches the end first. Blue claims victory, but Red refuses to back down. Red decides that if Pika's Electric attacks won't work, then a body attack will work instead. Pika jumps into the air and delivers an Iron Tail onto Machamp's head. Both Trainers then reach the end at the same time.

Exhausted, Red and Blue collapse and attempt to catch their breath. Blue questions who got there first, but Red assumes they arrived at the same time. Blue calls out for Ultima to decide the winner, but gets no response. They go inside to find Ultima, only to see a large shadow looming from above. They look back to see Ultima being choked by the Pokémon that attacked Green earlier. Red and Blue send out Saur and Charizard, but the mystery Pokémon grabs them with its tentacles.

Red and Blue comment that their situation had to have happened while they were exhausted. The bangles on their arms begin glowing and strange characters appear on them. Ultima struggles to reveal that the attacks they learned were Frenzy Plant and Blast Burn. They quickly realize that Saur and Charizard are reacting, indicating that they have learned the moves Ultima was training them for. With no time to lose, Red commands Saur to use Frenzy Plant while Blue has Charizard use Blast Burn.

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