PS353 : Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra II
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS355 : Knowledge of the Unown II
Knowledge of the Unown I
The Newspaper Company and the Mysterious Writing
VS アンノーン I
VS Unknown I
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 354 in Vol. 31
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 17 in Vol. 2
Series Pokémon Adventures

Knowledge of the Unown I (Japanese: VS アンノーンI VS Unown I), titled VS Unown I in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 354th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 17th chapter of the Diamond & Pearl arc. It is subtitled The Newspaper Company and the Mysterious Writing (Japanese: 新聞社と謎の文字 News Company and Mysterious Letters) in the VIZ Media translation and News Company and Mysterious Letters in the Chuang Yi translation.


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Drifblim drops off Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum at Solaceon Town, then flies away to return to Fantina. As the three are discussing the next route to take to Mt. Coronet, they suddenly hear the snap of a camera and see someone run off into the distance. Platinum is unnerved, questioning the protection of Diamond and Pearl, whom she still believes are her bodyguards. Angered, Pearl chases after the photographer, leading the three to the Pokémon News Press.

Rushing inside, the group stumbles into a Cowgirl carrying newspapers, causing them to scatter everywhere. Pearl is infuriated to see a photo of himself and the other two on the front page. When Pearl yells at the Cowgirl for taking their photo without permission, her father enters the room and claims responsibility for the photo. He explains that he was actually taking a picture of two small figures floating above the three. He shows the image of the figures to Platinum, and she identifies them as Unown.

Platinum walks off to research the Unown with the newspaper editors as Diamond and Pearl head outside to practice their comedy routine. When the two finish, they call out to Platinum through the window. She turns around to see a D-shaped and a P-shaped Unown floating just above Diamond and Pearl's heads. Platinum alerts them, causing the two to panic. After they understand that the Unown are not hostile, Diamond and Pearl realize that they are attempting to communicate with them. The Unown nudge Diamond and Pearl in a certain direction, and Platinum decides to follow them.

The Unown lead the three to a cave. Inside, Platinum draws their attention to a set of glyphs on the wall. Translating the glyphs, Platinum learns that the Unown have brought them to the Solaceon Ruins.

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 the Chuang Yi version, when Diamond and Pearl are looking through the window, the two Unown above them are not mirrored, to keep their appearance as letters. In the next page, Diamond and Pearl are not mirrored as well, looking like the two boys suddenly switched places.

In other languages

PS353 : Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra II
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS355 : Knowledge of the Unown II
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