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Out-Odding Oddish (VSナゾノクサ VS Oddish) is the 1st chapter of Pokémon Adventures: Volume 41.
Gold and Whitney enter a Pokéathlon competition in which Gold races a very fast racer named Jet. As usual, Gold is up to his old antics.
The story starts with Gold and his Pokemon standing before Arceus and questions it on how they got to this situation. He then commands Exbo to use Blast Burn on Arceus. Gold introduces himself to Arceus then it lets out a roar which makes Gold's team recoil in pain, Gold states he will endure till Silver gets there. He goes to a flashback to weeks ago.
Goldd and Whitney are riding on Exbo and Milktank then Gold suggest that they eat the rare candies that he bought and gave one to Whitney and called out Polibo to use Water Gun on her which makes her angry and she starts hitting him. They arrive at the Pokeathlon Dome upon entering, Gold gets on his skateboard and attempts to skip through the line. Whitney gets angry with Gold's antics and calls Smea Smea to cover his face with paint then Gold complains that she got his cloth dirty, then she changes his cloth into a jersey, much to Gold's annoyance.
With his party, Gold sets out to enter his first competition. Gold picks the Skill Course, which ends with the round Snow Throw. Gold's team throws snowballs at their opponents, but Gold commands Aibo to create a gigantic one. Aibo throws it, giving Gold enough points to win the Skill Course. Maximo hands Gold the Medal for being the winner. After meeting up with Whitney again, Gold decides to pick the Jump Course next. Outside the dome, a large Pokémon swims through the lake with fury in its eyes.
Mary begins explaining how the Pokéathlon works over the speakers. Suddenly, Gold rushes past Mary, accidentally causing her to spin around in the process. Once he realizes who he just passed, Gold quickly moves back and re-introduces himself to Mary.
In the Disc Catch competition, Sudobo and Sunbo easily catch a disc that was thrown to them. Gold points out that most Pokémon would crowd together to catch a single disc, but since his Togebo is small, he can easily move through crowds. Togebo pushes his opponents away and easily catches the disc, which signifies the end of the match. The next round is Lamp Jump, where Gold's team needs to push the lights while preventing their opponents from doing so. While Sudobo and Sunbo easily touch some lights, Togebo rudely pushes his opponents out of the way. Mary notes that Togebo's rude nature is just like Gold, which she thinks makes them just like twins. Lamp Jump ends, which gives Gold enough to points to earn the Jump Medal.
Later, the Director asks Mary where Gold headed off to. Mary states that Gold had entered the Stamina Course and is entered in the Ring Drop competition with Exbo, Aibo, and Polibo. After Gold wins the Stamina Course, Mary notes that Gold doesn't pay attention to his team during competitions while she watches Gold and his team laugh at Togebo's failed attempt to drink Aprijuice. Next, Gold decides to enter in the Speed Course. This worries the Director, who realizes that if Gold plans to enter in the Speed Course, he will have to face Jet, a competitor that he may not be able to defeat.
In the Track Dome, Gold is surprised to see so many people entering to watch the match. Gold notices Jet next to him, who is blowing kisses to his many fans. In the Hurdle Dash and Pennant Capture competitions, Mary and the Director's hunches were proven correct as Jet's team easily defeats Sudobo and Sunbo. In the final match, Relay Run, Gold is behind Jet, which means he needs to win this match in order to win. The match starts, to which all the competitors and their Pokémon begin running.
Mary hosts the event and points out that some competitors will switch their Pokémon immediately while others may wait until their first Pokémon gets tired before changing. When she questions where Gold is, they notice that Gold is simply sliding on the ground slowly while riding on his skateboard in the wrong direction. An exhausted and in last place Sudobo struggles to move on, so he is switched for Sunbo. Mary points out that there isn't much time left on the clock, so Gold switches Sunbo out for Togebo.
Togebo's fast speed allows it to easily catch up to Jet's Dodrio, but he is kicked away into the gravel by Dodrio's foot. The dirt gets into Togebo's eyes, preventing him from being able to see and run properly. Gold commands Togebo to keep going and gives him directions on where to move. This causes Mary and the Director to realize that Gold wasn't playing on his skateboard, but was actually memorizing the field they were competing on. Togebo continues running and eventually manages to make it past Dodrio, which gives Gold the win.
Jet congratulates Gold for his performance. Mary goes up to congratulate Gold for his win in the Speed Course. Mary points out her surprise to see how Gold and Togebo understand each other perfectly. While he cleans Togebo's eyes out with a napkin, Gold reveals that he has been with Togebo since he was an Egg.
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