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Pokémon Special

Pokémon Special

Alternative Titles

English: Pokémon Adventures
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters Special, Pokespecial, Pokemon Special, Pokemon Adventures, Pokémon Black and White
Japanese: ポケットモンスターSPECIAL

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 1997 to ?
Authors: Kusaka, Hidenori (Story), Yamamoto, Satoshi (Art), Mato (Art)
Serialization: CoroCoro Comic

Statistics

Score: 8.271 (scored by 9444 users)
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Ranked: #3702
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Popularity: #245
Members: 18,988
Favorites: 2,400
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Synopsis

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 since childhood, Blue. In this world of Pokemon, he makes many friends, humans and Pokemon alike. However, all is not well. Team Rocket is trying to capture Mew, a very rare Pokemon, and is performing experiments on other Pokemon, trying to increase their power. Red and his friends must battle against Team Rocket to stop their cruel experiments and unlock the secrets of Pokemon.

Background

The Diamond & Pearl chapter was published concurrently with the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter from March 1, 2011 to June 3, 2014 as a "second series" called Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum, corresponding to volumes 30 to 40. Continuing this trend, the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter was published as Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver from August 6, 2013 to October 29, 2013, matching volumes 41 and 42. The magazine version of the Black & White chapter has been published since July 5, 2011.

Pokemon 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 by Panini Comics in México, and in Italian by Edizioni BD under the GP manga and J-POP imprints.

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Characters

Red
Red
Main
Yellow
Yellow
Main
Ruby
Ruby
Main
Gold
Gold
Main
Silver
Silver
Main
Blue
Blue
Main
Ookido, Green
Ookido, Green
Main


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PenguinOverlord
Jun 10, 2011
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 read more
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d76th
Aug 29, 2009
I had missed waking up 7am every morning to watch Pokemon on CheeseTV something of a decade ago. And only a few days ago did I learn there were a few mangas that gave alternative stories to the universe of Pokemon. And in the three days I had started reading, I'm here now having read 90chapters. Needless to say, I just couldn't stop reading. The last thing I couldn't stop reading was the first harry potter book - aha.

This manga is based on the Pokemon Game series [if you'd look to the character list above]. That's why there's a "Red" ready for you to name read more
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theonepchun
Sep 25, 2013
This will be my very first review, and I decided to go over a manga that I used to read when I was a child. I will be going over the arcs that start from the very beginning until the end of Fire Red and Leaf Green.

Pokemon Special is a shounen manga that is based off the video game series, Pokemon. The Pokemon world is filled with a vast array of creatures known as Pokemon, each having different attributes and potentials. People can catch Pokemon and train them to become more evolved creatures. Those who catch, raise, and battle with Pokemon are acknowledged as trainers read more
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Whraven
May 25, 2009
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.

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