A Nickname for Tepig (VSコロモリ VS Woobat) is the 7th chapter of Pokémon Adventures: Volume 43.
Bianca and Cheren are having a battle with Oshawott and Snivy. Snivy uses Tackle on Oshawott and Oshawott flies into Bianca’s face. Cheren asks if she is okay, she replies by crying and saying she’ll never forgive for it. She starts hitting Cheren while Oshawott attacks Snivy. Suddenly, Professor Juniper shouts at them to be quite, for battling in her living room and for making a mess too. Meanwhile, Bianca marvels at how powerful Pokémon. Cheren apologizes for what happened and says that Bianca couldn’t wait for the PokéDexes to be fixed. Juniper tells them that the PokéDexes are yet to be repaired due to them taking longer that anticipated to repair. She asks Cheren if he is in contact with Black, but he tells her that he doesn’t have a cell phone. He tells her that he is either buried in Tepig research or announcing his dream to someone who doesn’t want to listen.
In a library, Black announces his dream in one of the isle saying he’ll win the Pokémon League and defeat the Elite Four and the Champion. People nearby tell him to shush. While, researching on Tepig and its evolutions, he tells Tepig to be patient because he is looking for a good nickname for his, which shocks Tepig. It runs off outside and Black goes to chase it. Cheren tells Juniper that Black likes to nickname his Pokémon based on their evolutions and that he is always doing research to prepare for his dream. He states that Black has been preparing for the last nine years for this. He goes on to say that they have been friends since little and that Black came from another town but came over to Nuvema, a lot, to play.
Nine years ago, Black tells Cheren that grown-ups have battles to see whose best and suggest that they use Bianca’s dad’s Pokémon. Cheren tells Juniper that at first it was all about staging make-believe battles but Black got into it more and more. Black tells Bianca and Cheren that he wants to be the best Pokémon trainer ever. Juniper remarks on how cute that he is a child with ambition but Cheren replies in saying that that was the beginning. He states that Black went off on his own to become the best Pokémon trainer ever and even research where the championship is a its entry qualification are.
Black tells Bianca and Cheren that to become Champion, you must defeat the Elite Four and the reigning Champion. He also tells them that to enter the league; you have to collect eight badges by defeating the Gym Leaders, which are spread across the region. Bianca tells Black that he’ll have to go on a journey. Cheren wonder if Blacks parents will allow him but Black tells him it could be a problem. Black and Cheren try to figure out a plan, suddenly, Bianca tells them that their neighbour is on TV. Cheren tells Black that he’s a famous Pokémon researcher but Black is oblivious to who he is.
The reporter tells the audience about the new PokéDex in development, to which Cedric Juniper confirms. The reporter asks if he will be going on a journey to collect data on Pokémon, which he replies in saying that he will leave that to the younger generation. Black becomes ecstatic with excitement by saying that this will be the perfect excuse to go on a journey. Cheren tells Juniper that on that day he convinced his parents to move to Nuvema Town and that he tried to get the attention of Cedric by staging Pokémon battles, to which Aurea didn’t notice.
Cheren and Bianca depart from Aurea Juniper who tells Cheren to give Black the message that his PokéDex is the only one working and to keep good care of it. Suddenly, Bianca is called by someone.
Meanwhile, Black is searching for Tepig and notices a cave. He goes inside and sees Tepig, sulking. Realising that it thinks Black doesn’t like it the way it is, Black tells Tepig that it likes to sulk a lot which provokes Tepig. In retaliation, it shouts and Black replies that by shouting, it could startle wild Pokémon. Tepig is suddenly attack out of nowhere and Tepig tries to fight back. Black notices that it’s trying to prove itself that it’s tough. Black sees that Tepig’s opponent it tougher and needs some knowledge to know what it’s fighting up against. He uses Musha on him to see clearly.
Black thinks on how to get the info to Tepig and throws a stone at the wall to get Tepigs attention. He gets Tepigs attention and sees a crack in the wall, Tepig uses Ember in the crack and lights up the cave. Tepig kicks a stone which goes from corner to corner in the cave a blocks Woobats nose and attacks Woobat head on. After the battle, Black is convinced that he is tough enough and calls him Tep. Black talks to Tep about having him by his side to achieve his dream and the first challenge is the Striaton Gym Leaders.
Meanwhile with Cheren, Bianca and Professor Juniper, Bianca is upset because her father has come to bring her back home due to him thinking the world is a dangerous place.
- Bianca's father (flashback)
- Cedric Juniper (flashback)
- Shauntal (fantasy)
- Grimsley (fantasy)
- Marsha (fantasy)
- Caitlin (fantasy)
- Alder (fantasy)
- Cilan (fantasy)
- Cress (fantasy)
- Chili (fantasy)
- Stoutland (Bianca's father's) (flashback)
- Unfezant (Bianca's father's) (flashback)
- Pansage (Cilan's) (fantasy)
- Panpour (Cress') (fantasy)
- Pansear (Chili's) (fantasy)
- Throh (flashback)
- Sawk (flashback)
- Palpitoad (flashback)
- Rufflet (flashback)
- Haxorus (magazine, silhouette)
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