Pokémon (manga)

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There are various Pokémon manga series, based on the Pokémon anime, video games, and trading card game.

List of Manga[edit]

Manga released by Viz, Shogakukan Asia, and Chuang Yi[edit]

Manga released by Viz and Chuang Yi[edit]

Title Creator(s) Genre First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Pokémon Adventures (Viz only released to Volume 14 and stopped in August 2011, and then continued with Volume 15 in March 2013) Hidenori Kusaka Action-adventure, Fantasy August 8, 1997 March 25, 2014 No 
Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu Toshihiro Ono Action-adventure, Fantasy October 28, 1997 January 28, 2000 Yes 
Magical Pokémon Journey Yumi Tsukirino Action-adventure, Romance, Fantasy March 28, 1998 April 24, 2003 Yes 

Manga released by Viz and Shogakukan Asia[edit]

Manga released by Viz[edit]

Manga released by Chuang Yi[edit]

  • Ash & Pikachu (Satoshi to Pikachu)
  • Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All! (Japanese: ポケモンゲットだぜ! Get Pokémon!) by Asada Miho
  • Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
  • Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire
  • Pokémon Pocket Monsters (Pocket Monster)
  • Pokémon Jirachi Wish Maker, based on the movie, Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker.
  • Pokémon Destiny Deoxys, based on the movie.
  • Pokémon Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, based on the movie.
  • Pokémon Battle Frontier (a.k.a. Pocket Monsters Emerald Challenge!! Battle Frontier), by Shigekatsu Ihara
  • Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, based on the movie.
  • Pokémon The Rise of Darkrai, based on the movie.
  • Phantom Thief Pokémon 7, about a boy named Hiori having a double life as the "phantom thief" Pokémon 7. With his trusty partner, Lucario, he steals things from other thieves and returns them to their rightful owners.

Manga not released in English[edit]

  • Pokémon Card GB The Comix (Japanese: ポケモンカードGB THE COMIX Pokémon Card GB The Comix), a one-shot Pokémon manga created by Kagemaru Himeno. It was published as part of the Pokémon Card GB Final Tactical Book strategy guide.
  • Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo (Japanese:ポケモンコロシアム スナッチャーズレオ) is the manga based on Pokémon Colosseum.
  • Pocket Monsters DP (Japanese: ポケットモンスターD・P(ダイヤモンド・パール) Pocket Monsters D・P (Diamond and Pearl)) created by Kosaku Anakubo.
  • Pocket Monsters HGSS (Japanese: ポケットモンスターHGSS) created by Kosaku Anakubo.
  • Pokémon 4Koma Gag Battle (Japanese: ポケットモンスター 4コマギャグバトル Pokémon 4Koma Gag Battle) from Kobunsha Publishing Co.
  • Pokémon 4Koma Ōhyakka (Japanese: ポケモン4コマ大百科 Pokémon 4Koma Encyclopedia).
  • Pokémon 4Koma Ōhyakka Kin・Gin (Japanese: ポケモン4コマ大百科 金・銀 Pokémon 4Koma Encyclopedia: Gold and Silver), a one-volume Pokémon manga based on Pokémon Gold and Silver created by Takahiro Yamashita.
  • Pokémon Diamond/Pearl 4Koma Theatre by Ryuu Matsushita
  • Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! (Japanese: ポケットモンスタープラチナ めざせ!! バトル王) by Ryū Matsushima.
  • Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure (Japanese: ポケットモンスターHGSS ジョウの大 冒険), This series is written by Ryū Matsushima.
  • Pokémon Card Ni Natta Wake (How I Became a Pokémon Card) by Kagemaru Himeno, an artist for the TCG. There are six volumes and each includes a special promotional card. The stories tell the tales of the art behind some of Himeno’s cards.
  • Pocket Monsters Chamo-Chamo Pretty by Yumi Tsukirino, a spinoff and sequel to Magical Pokémon Journey.
  • Mezase!! Card Master (Japanese: めざせ!! カードマスター Aim to Be a Card Master) is a one-volume manga series drawn by Interu.
  • Pocket Monsters Zensho by Satomi Nakamura
  • Pokémon Ranger, based on the game.
  • Pokémon Ranger Batonnage, based on the game.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, based on the game.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 炎の探検隊), is the manga based on Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.
  • Pokémon Battrio, based on the game.
  • Pokémon Try Adventure (Japanese: ポケモントライアドベンチャー). This manga was released on June 28, 2010.
  • Pokémon Card Game Battle Comic, featured in the Japanese Pokémon fan club, Pokémon Daisuki Club. It promotes the LEGEND series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
  • Be a Master!! Pokémon BW (Japanese: 究めろ!ポケモンB・W ), based on Pokémon Black and White.
  • Pocket Monsters RéBURST (Japanese: ポケットモンスターRéBURST), currently serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday.
  • Pokémon Battle Stories (Japanese: ポケモンバトルストーリーズ)
  • Pokémon Quiz Puzzle Land Pikachu wa Meitantei (Japanese: ポケモンクイズパズルランド ピカチュウは名たんてい Pokémon Quiz Puzzle Land Pikachu is a Famous Detective) by Hiroshi Seto and Yumiko Sudo, a manga which uses puzzles as a method of storytelling.
  • Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King (Japanese: ポケモン竜王伝 Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King) by Takashi Ishii.
  • Kairiky's 24-Hour Strength Police!! (Japanese: カイリキーのかいりき警察24時!! Kairiky's 24-Hour Strength Police!!), a ten-page Pokémon manga created by Takahiro Yamashita.
  • Exciting Victory! Pokémon Card Game! (Japanese: 激勝!ポケモンカードゲーム!! Exciting Victory! Pokémon Card Game!)
  • Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! (Japanese: ポケモンカードゲームXY やろうぜ~っ! Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!), a Pokémon manga series based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game created by Ryū Matsushima. It began in CoroCoro Comics' sister magazine CoroCoro Ichiban in December 2013.

Movies manga adaptations[edit]

  • (Japanese: ミュウツーの逆襲 Mewtwo Strikes Back!)
  • (Japanese: 幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕 Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth)
  • (Japanese: 結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei)
  • (Japanese: セレビィ時を超えた遭遇 Celebi: a Timeless Encounter)
  • (Japanese: 水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios)
  • Jirachi: Wish Maker (Japanese: 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ Wishing Star of the Seven Nights: Jirachi)
  • Destiny Deoxys (Japanese: 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys)
  • Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (Japanese: ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario)
  • Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy)
  • The Rise of Darkrai (Japanese: ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai)
  • Giratina and the Sky Warrior (Japanese: ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin)
  • Arceus and the Jewel of Life (Japanese: アルセウス超克の時空へ Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime)
  • Zoroark: Master of Illusions (Japanese: 幻影の覇者ゾロアーク Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark)
  • Pokémon The Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom (Japanese: ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom)
  • Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice (Japanese: キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo)
  • Genesect and the Legend Awakened (Japanese: 神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒 ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens)
  • Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (Japanese: 破壊の繭とディアンシー The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie)
  • Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (Japanese: 光輪の超魔神 フーパ The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa)


  • Pocket Monsters BW (Japanese: ポケットモンスターBW) is created by Kosaku Anakubo.


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