PS363 : Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune II
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS365 : Crafty Carnivine
A Skuffle with Skorupi
The Great Marsh and the Safari Zone
VS スコルピ
VS Scorupi
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 364 in Vol. 32
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 27 in Vol. 3
Series Pokémon Adventures

A Skuffle with Skorupi (Japanese: VS スコルピ VS Skorupi), titled VS Skorupi in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 364th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 27th chapter of the Diamond & Pearl arc. It is subtitled The Great Marsh and the Safari Zone (Japanese: 大湿原とサファリゲーム Great Marsh and Safari Game) in the VIZ Media translation and Marshlands and Safari Games in the Chuang Yi translation.


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Through binoculars, Diamond watches a Carnivine inside the Great Marsh. He is soon interrupted by Pearl, who runs into the room to warn Diamond that their train is about to depart. While on the train, they recall the events that led them to where they are. In the memory, Platinum attempts to challenge the Pastoria Gym, but when Crasher Wake reveals that he specializes in Water-type Pokémon, Platinum realizes she needs a Grass-type Pokémon to help win the battle. She is steered toward the Great Marsh, where she is told she will be able to catch one.

In the present, the group's train arrives in Area 1. They begin a Safari Game to try to catch as many Pokémon as possible. As the group trudges through a bog, they come across a wild Skorupi. Platinum attempts to catch it, but it gets away.

When the group encounters a Budew shortly afterward, Pearl advises Platinum to throw it some Bait so it won't run off. While the Budew is distracted by the Bait, Platinum throws a Safari Ball at it. Right as the group thinks the Budew has been caught, it escapes from the Safari Ball and runs away.

As the group tries in vain to catch Pokémon, they use up the majority of their Safari Balls, leaving them with three left. When they try to push forward through the bog, they sink into deep mud. The group becomes completely stuck, which makes Pearl nervous about what would happen if a wild Pokémon were to attack. Just as he points out that there could be camouflaged Pokémon nearby, a Carnivine becomes visible behind Lax and Chatler.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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PS363 : Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune II
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS365 : Crafty Carnivine
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