Pocket Monsters Special
Pokémon Adventures
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Pocket Monsters Special

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Synonyms: Pokémon Special, Pokespecial, Pokemon Adventures, Pokémon Black and White, Pocket Monsters Special XY, Pocket Monsters Special Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire ORAS, Pocket Monsters Special Sun Moon, Pocket Monsters Special Sword and Shield
Japanese: ポケットモンスターSPECIAL
English: Pokémon Adventures
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 1997 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure
Demographic: Kids Kids
Serialization: CoroCoro Comic
Authors: Kusaka, Hidenori (Story), Yamamoto, Satoshi (Art), Mato (Art)


Score: 8.101 (scored by 2345723,457 users)
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Ranked: #5732
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Popularity: #318
Members: 50,745
Favorites: 4,404


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Red is just a normal kid living in the rural Pallet Town, when he decides to go out on his own adventure, along with his rival, Green. In this world of Pokémon, he makes many friends, humans and Pokémon alike. However, all is not well. Team Rocket is trying to capture Mew, a very rare Pokémon, and is performing experiments on other Pokémon, trying to increase their power. Red and his friends must battle against Team Rocket to stop their cruel experiments and unlock the secrets of Pokémon.


Pocket Monsters Special was published in English as Pokémon Adventures by VIZ Media. The series was originally released in monthly single issues from September 1999 to 2003 with bound volumes being published since July 6, 2000, the series has been republished in a "second edition" since June 2, 2009, featuring a new translation with right-to-left artwork (unlike the first one) and content omitted from the previous translation. However, there are some edits in the new-to-American audience volumes. VIZ released a series of mini-volumes titled Pokémon Black and White as a "Pokémon Adventures Special Edition" with the volume versions coming later as Pokémon Adventures: Black & White, released since July 2, 2013. Volume 43 was published as the first volume. It is also published in Spanish by Norma Editorial in Spain and by Toukan Manga in México, in Portuguese by Panini Comics in Brazil, and in Italian by Edizioni BD under the GP manga and J-POP imprints.



May 25, 2009
Preliminary (15/? eps)
I gave this manga a 9 in enjoyment, but it is true only if you played pokemon games. This manga follows games plot really close, but gives you a new view of it. Pokemon users in this manga do not attack with pokemon stupidly, they try to use them as traps. That is what makes this manga far better than pokemon anime.

Other than that, this manga is quite normal. No outstanding graphics or story. Everything is simple and good. No more, but also no less.

Jun 10, 2011
Preliminary (413/? eps)
Many of us grew watching and playing Pokemon. As we grew up, some of us grew out of things and left childish things behind us as we went into the real world, but some of us just didn't quite let go of some things...and one of those things is Pokemon

This manga doesn't follow the events of the anime, but the games. This manga is actually greatly over-shadowed by the anime, so not many people notice it, but in my opinion it's quite bettar. The anime is a kid's show, while the manga is directed towards a younger audience, it tells a story.

As this manga follows ...
Sep 30, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (56/? eps)
Pokemon Adventures is a manga i really like and i hold it dear to me.. haven't read this manga too much though (For those that hates Pokémon because of the anime i can tell you that this is WAY better than the anime).

Story: The story is pretty simple and straightforward without plot holes and the outcome of stuff are not clear. Beware that there are many side story chapters but each arc this far had a lot of content so it makes up for it. Some arcs does get too long and drags out the story but it's still good. Some chapters are unnecesary but ...

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