PS476 : A Direct Attack and a Daunting Defense
Black & White arc
PS478 : Big City Battles
Lost in the Big City
VS Zorua
VIZ Media mini-volume Adventure 17 in Vol. 5
Kurokawa mini-volume Chapter 17 in Vol. 3
Shogakukan full volume Chapter 477 in Vol. 45
VIZ Media full volume Adventure 17 in Vol. 3
Series Pokémon Adventures
Location Castelia City
Game Freak headquarters

Lost in the Big City (Japanese: VS ゾロア VS Zorua), titled VS Zorua in the Shogakukan Asia translation, is the 477th chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the 17th chapter of the Black & White arc.

It is subtitled Zorua (Japanese: 迷子 Lost Child) in the VIZ Media translation and Lost Child in the Shogakukan Asia translation.


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

Black wanders across the huge metropolis of Castelia City with Tep. As he finds himself lost, he decides that he needs a break. Black soon spots the huge Game Freak skyscraper and decides to check it out. Inside, as Black sits on the sofa with Tep, he spots a boy crying at the reception desk. Black notices that no-one else appears to be noticing the boy, so he goes to talk to him. Strangely, no words come out of the boy's mouth, so Black decides to leave the boy in Tep's care while he goes to find staff who can help.

As soon as Black leaves the lobby, the boy in the corner begins to transform, much to Tep's shock. The boy is revealed to be a Zorua in disguise, and it starts to prank Tep by sticking Tep's tail in one of its nostrils. Zorua then runs off, leaving Tep to chase after it in rage. Zorua morphs into an office worker in front of the elevator and steps in. Tep manages to also enter the elevator just before it closes, but is unaware that Zorua is also inside as a morph.

Just as the elevator reaches the 22nd floor, Zorua morphs back and fills the elevator with smoke. It then hops out into the game development center and wreaks havoc on the staff working there, before finding the stairs and making its way down. Tep decides to jump from the stairway to catch up to Zorua, but lands in front of another Tepig instead. Thinking that it's Gigi without her bow-tie, Tep greets the other Tepig happily. The other Tepig grins before kicking Tep down the stairs. It morphs back into Zorua and then leaps down the stairs to launch a swipe.

Tep's tail glows, and before Zorua can react, it is hit with an Ember. Tep then chases Zorua down the stairs while firing Ember at it. One of the stair doors opens, and Black, who was looking for Tep, is hit by an Ember, causing him to yell in pain. Black angrily scolds Tep for not looking after the crying boy. Tep stays with Black as they exit the building, but suddenly sees Zorua grinning at it from above, and can do nothing but keep calm.

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



  • Black
  • Programmer
  • Graphic designer
  • Game designer
  • Various people




  • In Japanese Volume 45, this chapter is mistakenly numbered as 476.

In other languages

PS476 : A Direct Attack and a Daunting Defense
Black & White arc
PS478 : Big City Battles
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