PS386 : Disagreeable Graveler
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS388 : To and Fro with Froslass
Striking Out Snover
Snowpoint and Candice
VS ユキカブリ
VS Yukikaburi
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 387 in Vol. 35
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 50 in Vol. 6
Series Pokémon Adventures

Striking Out Snover (Japanese: VS ユキカブリ VS Snover), titled VS Snover in the Chuang Yi translation, is the 387th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 50th chapter of the Diamond & Pearl arc. It is subtitled Snowpoint and Candice (Japanese: キッサキとスズナ Kissaki and Suzuna) in the VIZ Media translation and Snowpoint and Candice in the Chuang Yi translation.


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

As Platinum stares at the poster in the Snowbound Lodge, she is shocked to learn that the girl who rescued her from passing out in the cold is Snowpoint City's Gym Leader, Candice. She is about to continue her route to Lake Acuity, but decides to visit the city to thank Candice for her help. Platinum puts on her winter clothing, but before she can leave, she spots Maylene through a window. When Platinum runs outside to greet her, Maylene reveals that she is heading to Snowpoint City to train with Candice. Eager to see Candice, Platinum invites herself to join.

As the two jog through the snow, Maylene is impressed that Platinum is able to keep up with her, especially since she has removed her winter coat. Maylene tells Platinum that she is visiting Candice to help her train against opponents whose attacks are super effective against Ice-type Pokémon, which Candice specializes in. Platinum is surprised that even a Gym Leader would still have much to learn. Maylene begins to mention that Candice has "special privileges," but she cuts herself off to announce that they've reached Snowpoint City.

Maylene points out the direction to Lake Acuity, and Platinum immediately tries to rush to it. Maylene stops her, then tells her that she should check with Candice before going there. She explains that Candice has "special privileges" because as a Gym Leader, she has a duty to protect the Sinnoh region. Platinum thanks Maylene for walking with her, then departs for the Snowpoint Gym to speak with Candice. As Platinum leaves, Maylene wonders where Diamond and Pearl are.

Platinum enters the Gym and attempts to speak with Candice, but she is assumed to be a challenger. Platinum supposes she will have to fight her way through the Gym in order to speak with Candice. After solving puzzles and battling Trainers, Platinum reaches Candice, who is delighted to see her. Platinum is finally able to thank Candice for rescuing her, and the latter is eager to begin their Gym battle. Platinum sends out Empoleon as Candice summons Snover. Using Metal Claw, Empoleon quickly knocks out Snover. Impressed, Candice announces that her next Pokémon will be the one that she usually saves for last.

Watching through a nearby window, Maylene is surprised to see Platinum and Candice battling.

Major events

  • Platinum meets Candice.
  • Platinum switches to her winter clothing, but she quickly takes it off when traveling to her upcoming Gym Battle.
  • Platinum meets up with Maylene.
  • Platinum and Candice begin their Gym battle.
For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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In other languages

PS386 : Disagreeable Graveler
Diamond & Pearl arc
PS388 : To and Fro with Froslass
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