Lost in the Big City
VS Zorua
Chapter Black & White
Collected in Vol. 45
Round number 477
Location Castelia City
Game Freak headquarters
Previous Round A Direct Attack and a Daunting Defense
Next Round Big City Battles

Lost in the Big City or Lost Child (Japanese: VSゾロア VS Zorua or 迷子 Lost Child) is the 477th round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.


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 timeline.
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Pokémon debuts



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




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

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