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{{PokémonAdventuresInfobox|
|title_en=Long Live the Nidoking! |
|title_ja=VS ニドキング |
|title_ro=VS. Nidoking |
|image=PS021.png |
|chapter=Red, Green & Blue |
|volume=2 |
|number=21 |
|location=[[Kanto Safari Zone|Safari Zone]] {{safari|Kanto}}
|prev_round=Meanwhile...Vileplume! |
|next_round=A Hollow Victreebel }}
}}
 
'''Long Live the Nidoking!''' (Japanese: '''VS ニドキング''' ''VS. Nidoking'') is the twenty-first21st round in the {{chap|Red, Green & Blue}} of the [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga.
 
==SynopsisPlot==
{{Adv|Redspoilers}} excitedly enters the {{ci|Fuchsia}} {{ka|Safari Zone}}, where he encounters his two guides, {{p|Pidgey|Pidgebots}} 1 and 2. Under Safari Zone rules, he leaves his Pokémon for safekeeping and hops on board a raft which will take him through the Zone via a selection of waterways. Red is excited to see the variety of Pokémon living in the Safari Zone, and eventually the raft soon comes across two {{p|Nidoking}} in the middle of a raging battle over a {{p|Nidoqueen}}. The violence has Red worrying about the danger, and from the Safari Zone's control room the warden is pleased with how the guest, Red, is receiving a thrill - the personnel chime in, saying that the Pidgebot security system is foolproof and will ensure the customer's safety in any scenario.
{{adv|Red}} excitedly enters the {{ci|Fuchsia}} {{safari|Kanto}}, where he encounters his two guides, [[Pidgebot]]s 1 and 2. Under Safari Zone rules, he leaves his Pokémon for safekeeping and hops on board a raft which will take him through the Safari Zone via a selection of waterways. Red is excited to see the variety of Pokémon living in the Safari Zone, and eventually the raft soon comes across two {{p|Nidoking}} in the middle of a raging battle over a {{p|Nidoqueen}}. The violence has Red worrying about the danger, and from the Safari Zone's control room the warden is pleased with how the guest, Red, is receiving a thrill. The personnel chime in, saying that the Pidgebot security system is foolproof and will ensure the customer's safety in any scenario.
 
As he watches on, Red decides that one of the Nidoking would be a great addition to his [[Pokédex]], and as the Pidgebots look the other way, Red produces a [[{{i|Poké Ball]]}} he managed to sneak in with him. - unfortunatelyUnfortunately, the Poké Ball misses the Nidoking and instead, accidentally captures the Nidoqueen they were arguing over. This enrages the Nidoking, and before Red can get out of the way they smash the raft to pieces.
 
Some timeSometime later, Red wakes to find a furious Pidgebot 1 berating him for breaking the rules, and informing him that they'll have no choice but to walk to the exit, since the Nidoking will probably be looking for him. In an attempt to keep him safe, it gives him a [[Safari Ball]], which is the only Ball capable of capturing a Safari Zone Pokémon (besides the Nidoqueen whichthat Red just caught, which Pidgebot 1 puts down to pure luck). Seconds later, the Nidoking appears and charges at him Red attempts to capture it with the Safari Ball, but the enraged Nidoking simply bats it away, tearing at Red with claw attacks and corrosive acid from its claws. Red flings a rock at Nidoking to weaken it, onlybut succeedinginstead inonly angeringangers it further and forcingforces himRed to escape deeper into the Zone with the Pidgebot 1. Elsewhere, the Safari Zone staff have failed to locate Red, only succeeding in recovering the broken Pidgebot 2, while Red's Pokémon look on worriedly...
 
Still running from the Nidoking, Red is struck by a spurt of acid on his leg, and Pidgebot 1 bravely dives in to defend him, getting badly damaged in the process. In return, Red lures Nidoking away from Pidgebot 1, throwing a sharp rock intoat Nidoking's eye, brieflypoking incapacitatingits iteye out, and allowing him flee into the Zone with Pidgebot 1. As night falls, Pidgebot 1 warns Red that Nidoking has now marked him as an enemy, to which Red expresses concern for the Pidgebot. Embarrassed, Pidgebot 1 reminds him that it's just a robot, programmed to make sure that he reaches the exit safely, and he should be thinking more about his own safety than that of a robotic guide. Noting that the Safari Zone would only get more dangerous as they continue, Pidgebot 1 suggests they form a strategy as opposed to blindly forcing their way, but Red is quickly captured by a {{p|Victreebel}}...
 
==Major Eventsevents==
* {{Advadv|Red}} catches a {{p|Nidoqueen}} atin the Safari Zone{{safari|Kanto}}.
 
{{Adventuresevents}}
{{endspoilers}}
 
===Debuts===
* [[Baoba]] (unnamed)
 
====Pokémon debuts====
* {{p|Dragonair}}
* {{p|Nidoking}}
* {{p|Nidoqueen}} ({{adv|Red}}'s)
* {{p|Victreebel}}
 
==Characters==
===Humans===
* {{Advadv|Red}}
* [[Baoba]] (unnamed)
 
===Pokémon===
* {{p|Ivysaur}} ([[Saur]]; {{adv|Red}}'s)
* {{p|Pikachu}} ([[Pika]]; {{adv|Red}}'s)
* {{p|Nidoqueen}} ({{adv|Red}}'s; new)
* {{p|Parasect}}
* {{p|Exeggcute}}
* {{p|Dragonair}}
* {{p|Nidoking}} (two×2)
* {{p|Nidoqueen}} (Red's; new)
* {{p|Pikachu}} ([[Pika]]; Red's)
* {{p|Ivysaur}} ([[Saur]]; Red's)
* {{p|Victreebel}}
 
===Others===
* [[Pidgebot]]s 1 and 2
 
==Trivia==
* The Safari Zone's logo is a subtle nod towards the movie {{wp|Jurassic Park (film)|Jurassic Park}}, down to the silhouette of the Nidoking in the background. TheyThe movie and this round also share certain plot elements.
* The English title of this round is based on the saying "Long live the king!"
 
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==In other languages==
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|zh_cmn={{tt|VS 尼多王|VS Nidoking}}
|fi={{tt|Red vastaan Nidoking|Red versus Nidoking}}
|fr_eu=Nidoking{{tt|*|Glénat translation}}<br>{{tt|Le Parc Safari|The Safari Zone}}{{tt|*|Kurokawa translation}}
|de={{tt|Lang lebe Nidoking!|Long live Nidoking!}}{{tt|*|Egmont Manga & Anime translation}}<br>VS. Nidoking{{tt|*|Panini Comics translation}}
|it=VS Nidoking
|ko={{tt|니드킹|Nidoking}}
|pt_br=VS Nidoking
|es_eu={{tt|Contra Nidoking|VS Nidoking}}
|vi=VS Nidoking
}}
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[[fr:Chapitre 21 (Pocket Monsters Special)]]
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