PS460 : All About Arceus IX
Black & White arc
PS462 : Choices
Fussing and Fighting
VS Pokabu
VIZ Media mini-volume Adventure 1 in Vol. 1
Kurokawa mini-volume Ch. 1 in Vol. 1
Shogakukan full volume Ch. 461 in Vol. 43
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 1 in Vol. 1
Series Pokémon Adventures

Fussing and Fighting (Japanese: VSポカブ VS Pokabu, subtitle 前夜 The Eve) is the 461st chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the first chapter of the Black & White arc. Fussing and Fighting is the title in VIZ Media publications, while Shogakukan Asia publications use the title VS Tepig with subtitle The Night Before.


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

The round opens up to an evening at the Juniper Pokémon Lab in Nuvema Town. Professor Juniper is seen talking to someone on the phone about her plan to entrust three Pokémon to three upcoming Trainers the next day. Before she goes to eat dinner, Professor Juniper decides to put her starter Pokémon, Snivy, Oshawott, and Tepig into their Poké Balls.

Before she can, Professor Juniper is interrupted by a phone call from her friend Fennel. Tepig notices some food on Professor Juniper's desk and burns one of the Berries to eat it. While it eats, Tepig accidentally splashes Berry Juice onto Snivy, angering it. Snivy attacks Tepig and the two get into a fight, worrying Oshawott in the process. Oshawott tries to stop the two from fighting but only gets itself hurt in the process.

Angered, Oshawott goes into a violent frenzy and begins wildly attacking the other two Pokémon, forcing them to defend themselves. Overhearing the commotion, Professor Juniper sees the mess the three Pokémon made and sends them back into their Poké Balls. While she cleans up the mess with her Minccino, Professor Juniper worries if Tepig, Oshawott, and Snivy can become friends with their Trainers.

Major events

  • Professor Juniper prepares to give three Pokémon to three upcoming Trainers.
  • Tepig and Snivy get into a fight, causing havoc.
  • Oshawott gets angry at the two and begins attacking them.
  • Professor Juniper stops the fight and worries if the three can get along with their Trainers.
For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the history page.
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PS460 : All About Arceus IX
Black & White arc
PS462 : Choices
  This article is part of Project Manga, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each series of Pokémon manga.