Battle at the Dreamyard (VSミルホッグ VS Watchog) is the 7th chapter of Pokémon Adventures: Volume 44.
A wild Liepard appears from the grass in front of Tep and Black. Black orders Tep to use Rock Smash on it, to which he knocks it out. He congratulates Tep after the battle. White appears out of the grass to ask if he is done and if he won, leading to him confirming that he did. He goes to tell that one step into the tall grass and you’re surrounded by Pokémon and it’s the perfect place to hone your Pokémon’s skills. He and his Pokémon recite their dream to the open skies but Musha interrupts it by drifting in front of Black. He tells him to come back but he wanders off into the distance. Black goes after him in the tall grass but sees something and is attacked by an unknown source.
He wakes up with White next to him. She tells him that he fainted and that she wouldn’t have been able to carry him if it wasn’t for two people. They suddenly come out of nowhere and say hello to him. The eldest introduces herself as Professor Fennel and also introduces her assistant, Amanita. While pulling him, Fennel asks if he would like to see what he’s researching, to which she takes him to her machine. Her machine is for her study on Pokémon trainers and dreams. She tells that if scientists could harness from dreams of Pokémon and trainers, the possibilities could be endless with the possibility of creating a system to gather data on trainers around the world. Black thanks them for the help but tells that he has to go and find Musha. As he gets his baseball cap, his PokéDex falls on the floor. Amanita’s and Fennel’s faces are in shock to see a PokéDex. Fennel questions if he knew Professor Juniper, as she went to university with her, and also question if the Musha he is talking about is a Munna. He confirms that she is correct.
Suddenly, Fennel grabs his wrist and tells him that Munna is a Pokémon who is deeply connected to her research on dreams. He tells that Musha and him have been together for a long time and that Munna is a Dream Eating Pokémon. He explains that the reason why he nicknamed Munna, Musha, is because Munna evolve into Musharna, to the excitement of Amanita and Fennel. White suggests that Fennel and Amanita help out looking for Musha, with Black agreeing. Fennel and Amanita are overjoyed by this and agree to help.
While looking in the grass, Black states how dark it is with White questioning how he will see Musha. Fennel suggests a location they should go to. She mentions that Munna floated in a direction, as if it was being lured away and it’s more likely to be at the Dreamyard. While going through, Black tells that this was the place he was attacked and that they better be careful. Fennel asks Black if it was a Pokémon but he replies by saying that he doesn’t know but know knows it was big.
Over in a corner of the site, Black sees something and runs over towards it. He sees Musha being withheld by three Team Plasma Grunts. He tells them to let go of Musha but one of them says that she doesn’t approve of such talk as she says that Pokémon aren’t belongings. She asks Munna if it hates being ordered by humans but Black tells that such a question doesn’t need to be asked as they should look at Musha. He runs over to Musha while saying that Musha is struggling to get away as he wants to go back to him but as he runs over, he is attacked by something in the shadows. The grunt gleefully says how he dares to tread on the Dreamyard. She gives him a rundown on the Dreamyard’s history, stating that it used to be a factory where people worked while chasing their dreams. She explains that Munna came of it free will due to the remnants of those dreams and the reason they are using Munna is to witness how it responds to dream here.
Fennel suddenly claims that she also wants to see it. She apologises to White as she got carried away and asks who Team Plasma are. White explains that they are a group of activist who deliver speeches. Fennel remarks that it’s an extreme stance but even if they appear genteel and politely, she cannot trust anyone who uses force against anyone who opposes them. Black questions what type of enemy it is and states that he has to get past it to defeat Team Plasma and save Musha but questions how to do all three at the same time. He tries to think of a way but can’t think of a method due to his dream. Musha suddenly reads Black’s dream and gets away from Team Plasma. He jumps onto Black’s head. Fennel, in shock, says that Munna is eating him with White telling that Munna is eating Black’s dream to be exact. She explains that Black head is full of his dream of winning the Pokémon League. He eats Black’s dream so Black can clear his thoughts, making his mind completely blank. Black thinks to himself that the clues right under his nose are flowing into his mind, that white noise turns to black and that he can see the Pokémon now.
Once, Musha gets off, he orders Tula to use Flash, revealing the Pokémon. As White is about to say the Pokémon’s name, Black gets out his PokéDex. He scans it, to reveal that it’s a Watchog, the Lookout Pokémon, who intimidates its enemies by flashing the patterns on its body. Amanita is shocked to see that it was huge Pokémon, using its stripes to create an illusion. Black sends out his other Pokémon to fight Watchog. It attacks all of them but, Musha uses Psychic to attack it, to which it knocks it out. Black realises that Team Plasma have disappeared and abandoned Watchog, leading to him saying that he can’t believe them. A Grunt states Munna, with one fascinated by it and go to report back to Ghetsis, with one of them saying that he’ll be pleased to hear it.
Amanita and Fennel marvel of Munna and observe him. She takes a specimen of Musha’s Dream Mist. She thanks him and Black and White head off onto their next stop.
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