PZ08 : Guren Town
Pokémon Zensho
PZ10 : Sekiei Plateau
Tokiwa City
Collected in Vol. 1
Chapter number 9
Location Viridian City
Manga series Pokémon Zensho
Previous Chapter PZ08
Next Chapter PZ10

(Japanese: トキワシティ Tokiwa City) is the eighth chapter of the Pokémon Zensho manga.


Satoshi's mom is watering some flowers in her yard when Satoshi comes. She recognizes Charizard as the Charmander Satoshi left with, commenting on how well it looks. Later, in his room, Satoshi has his Gym Badges spread out on his bed, thinking that he only needs one more Badge. Then Pikachu comes into the room with a piece of candy his mother gave it. Seeing the round shape of the candy, Satoshi gets out a book. He opens it to a page with a Raichu on it and takes out a Thunderstone. He asks Pikachu if it'll evolve into Raichu. Pikachu remembers how Satoshi's mom liked it just the way it is, so it shakes its head no. Next door, Shigeru returns home. He goes to a book shelf looking for an atlas, but notices it's missing. He asks his sister about it, and she says she gave it to Satoshi. She tells him that the reason she gave Satoshi the map is because she had a bad vision about him.

Shigeru gets angry and storms out. At Satoshi's house, Satoshi gets ready to leave. His mom sees some storm clouds forming and asks Satoshi if he wants an umbrella. Satoshi flies away into the storm. After he leaves, Mr. Fuji comes out of nowhere with something wrapped in a cloth in his hand. He asks Satoshi's mom where Viridian City is, and she points him where it is. Satoshi arrives and goes into the Gym and sees that Giovanni is the Gym Leader. So they begin their battle. Satoshi sends out Lapras while Giovanni sends out Rhydon.

Lapras uses its Hydro Pump and it severely hurts Rhydon. Rhydon manages to defeat Lapras, so Satoshi replaces Lapras with Charizard who manages to defeat Rhydon. Furious and disappointed in its performance, Giovanni begins stomping on Rhydon for its loss. Satoshi admonishes Giovanni for his treatment of his Pokémon which prompts Giovanni to explain why he formed Team Rocket and is the way he is. When he was younger, he got caught in a cave-in with his Nidoking and got trapped under rubble. His Nidoking was not trapped but it abandoned Giovanni and ran away, making him believe that Pokémon are no different from beasts. Mr. Fuji arrives at the gym and the object wrapped in cloth is revealed to be Giovanni's Nidoking's broken horn. The truth is that Nidoking left to seek help from Mr. Fuji but was fatally injured and died soon after. However, Nidoking's journey was not in vain as he managed to get the help to save Giovanni from his injuries.

This revelation broke Giovanni as he knows Team Rocket is too big, knowing that he has gone well past the point of no return. However, Giovanni gives Satoshi the Earth Badge and promises to never appear before him again. When Satoshi is on his Charizard, Shigeru comes and starts attacking his Pokémon.

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PZ08 : Guren Town
Pokémon Zensho
PZ10 : Sekiei Plateau
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