Chapter 461: VS Tepig is the first chapter of the BW Arc in Hidenori Kusaka's Pokémon Adventures. It is the fifth chapter of Volume 43. In the Viz translation, it is called Fussing and Fighting.

Full Summary

Far from the bustling metroplis Castelia City, Professor Juniper talks on the phone on a quiet Nuvema Town evening, mentioning that tomorrow is the day she's giving Snivy, Oshawott, and Tepig to the kids. She hangs up and prepares dinner, but is called out of the room by another phone call.

Taking advantage of Juniper's absence, Tepig jumps onto the table and roasts her berry dinner, messily eating it himself. He sends hot bits of food flying, some of which hit Snivy, irritating it. Snivy and Tepig begin to fight, and when Oshawott intervenes, they both attack Oshawott. Infuriated, Oshawott chases them around the room wielding its scalchop, knocking over a pitcher of water accidentally.

The noise attracts Juniper's attention, pulling her away from a videophone call with Fennel. She arrives to see the room is wrecked and all three Pokémon soaking and miserable, Oshawott with a pitcher stuck on its head. Tepig sneezes, producing smoke. Juniper, realizing that Tepig may have caught a cold, returns all three into their pokéballs and cleans up. As she does so, she wonders if the three Pokémon really are ready to form friendships with their trainers.

Chapter 460

Chapter 462

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Professor Juniper and her Minccino
  2. Professor Juniper's Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig
  3. Fennel (videophone)

Locations Visited

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