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There are various Pokémon manga series, based on the Pokémon anime, video games, and trading card game. By 2000, the Pokémon manga series had sold over 7.25 million tankobon volumes in the United States, including 1.001 million copies of Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu volume 1, which is the best-selling single comic book in the United States since 1993.[1]

List of Manga[edit]

Released in English[edit]

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

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Pokémon Adventures
ポケットモンスターSPECIAL (Poketto Monsutā SPECIAL)
Hidenori Kusaka
Mato, Satoshi Yamamoto
March 3, 1997 ongoing No 

Manga released by Viz and Chuang Yi[edit]

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu
ポケットモンスター・電撃ピカチュウ (Poketto Monsutā: Dengeki Pikachū)
Toshihiro Ono April 1997 December 1999 Yes 
Magical Pokémon Journey
ポケットモンスター PiPiPi★アドベンチャー (Poketto Monsutā PiPiPi★Adobenchā)
Yumi Tsukirino July 1997 February 2003 Yes 
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド・パール物語 ポケモンD・P (Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo-Pāru Monogatari: Pokemon D-P)
Shigekatsu Ihara February 27, 2007 October 28, 2009 Yes 
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ (Pokemon Renjā to Umi no Ōji Manafi)
Makoto Mizobuchi May 2006 July 2006 Yes 
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ (Diaruga tai Parukia tai Dākurai)
Ryo Takamisaki May 15, 2007 July 14, 2007 Yes 
Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ (Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi)
Makoto Hijioka April 15, 2008 June 13, 2008 Yes 
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
アルセウス 超克の時空へ (Aruseusu Chōkoku no Jikū e)
Makoto Mizobuchi May 15, 2009 July 18, 2009 Yes 
Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions
幻影の覇者ゾロアーク (Gen'ei no Hasha: Zoroāku)
Momota Inoue May 15, 2010 July 15, 2010 Yes 
Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom
ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム (Bikutini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekuromu)
Momota Inoue April 15, 2011 June 15, 2011 Yes 

Manga released by Viz and Shogakukan Asia[edit]

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ (Kyuremu tai Seikenshi Kerudio)
Momota Inoue June 15, 2012 August 28, 2012 Yes 
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒 (Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myūtsū Kakusei)
Momota Inoue April 15, 2013 July 13, 2013 Yes 
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
破壊の繭とディアンシー (Hakai no Mayu to Dianshī)
Kenji Kitamura May 15, 2014 July 19, 2014 Yes 
Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ (Borukenion to Karakuri no Magiana)
Kemon Kawamoto March 15, 2016 July 16, 2016 Yes 

Manga released by Viz[edit]

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team
ポケモン不思議のダンジョンギンジの救助隊 (Pokemon Fushigi no Danjon: Ginji no Kyūjotai)
Makoto Mizobuchi September 2005 February 2006 Yes 
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
光輪の超魔神 フーパ (Ringu no chōmajin Fūpa)
Gin Kamimura May 15, 2015 July 18, 2015 Yes 
Pokémon Horizon
ポケットモンスター ホライズン (Poketto Monsutā Horaizun)
Tenya Yabuno September 15, 2016 Ongoing No 
  • Pokémon Pocket Comics: Black & White
  • Pokémon Pocket Comics: Legendary Pokémon
  • Pokémon Pocket Comics: XY

Manga released by Chuang Yi[edit]

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Pokémon Pocket Monsters
ポケットモンスター (Poketto Monsutā)
Kosaku Anakubo April 1996 April 28, 2003 Yes 
Pokémon Yeah! I got Pokém'n!
ポケモンゲットだぜ! (Pokemon Getto Da Ze!)
Miho Asada March 1997 September 2001 Yes 
Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
ポケットモンスター金・銀 ゴールデン・ボーイズ (Poketto Monsutā Kin-Gin: Gōruden Bōizu)
Muneo Saitō November 1999 September 2001 Yes 
Ash and Pikachu
サトシとピカチュウ (Satoshi to Pikachu)
Takashi Teshirogi February 26, 2001 February 27, 2006 Yes 
Pokémon: Jirachi—Wish Maker
七夜の願い星 ジラーチ (Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirāchi)
Oouchi Suigun May 2003 July 19, 2003 Yes 
Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire
ポケットモンスター R・S (Poketto Monsutā Rubī-Safaia)
Kosaku Anakubo September 25, 2003 May 26, 2006 Yes 
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
裂空の訪問者 デオキシス (Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deokishisu)
Takashi Teshirogi June 2004 July 17, 2004 Yes 
Pokémon Battle Frontier
ポケットモンスターエメラルド 挑戦!! バトルフロンティア (Poketto Monsutā Emerarudo: Chōsen!! Batoru Furontia)
Shigekatsu Ihara October 2004 June 24, 2005 Yes 
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ (Myū to Hadō no Yūsha Rukario)
Shigekatsu Ihara 2005 July 16, 2005 Yes 
Phantom Thief Pokémon 7
快盗!ポケモン7 (Kaitō! Pokemon 7)
Shigekatsu Ihara 2008 2008 No 

Manga released by Shogakukan Asia[edit]

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Be the Best! Pokémon B+W
究めろ!ポケモンB・W (Kiwamero! Pokemon B-W)
Naoto Katsumi October 2010 August 26, 2011 Yes 

Manga not released in English[edit]

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue Fully serialized?
Pocket Monsters Zensho
ポケットモンスター全書 (Poketto Monsutā Zensho)
Satomi Nakamura April 1998 April 1998 Yes 
Pocket Monsters Diamond-Pearl
ポケットモンスター D・P (Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo-Pāru)
Kosaku Anakubo June 2006 October 2008 Yes 
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 炎の探検隊 (Pokemon Fushigi no Danjon: En no Tankentai)
Makoto Mizobuchi August 28, 2008 August 28, 2008 Yes 
Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!
ポケモンバトリオ めざせ! バトリオマスター (Pokemon Batorio: Mezase! Batorio Masutā)
Takashi Teshirogi 2008 September 28, 2010 Yes 
Pocket Monsters HGSS: Jō's Big Adventure
ポケットモンスター HGSS ジョウの大冒険 (Poketto Monsutā Hātogōrudo Sourushirubā: Jō no Dai Bōken)
Ryū Matsushima April 28, 2010 April 28, 2010 Yes 
Pocket Monsters HGSS
ポケットモンスター HG・SS (Poketto Monsutā Eichi Jī-Esu Esu)
Kosaku Anakubo June 28, 2010 January 28, 2011 Yes 
Pocket Monsters Black-White
ポケットモンスター B・W (Poketto Monsutā Burakku-Howaito)
Kosaku Anakubo August 26, 2011 August 28, 2013 Yes 
Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder
ポケットモンスター B・W 炎雷の英雄 (Poketto Monsutā B-W: Honō Kaminari no Eiyū)
Satoshi Kanda February 2011 October 2011 Yes 
Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~
ポケットモンスター B2・W2 ~新たなる伝説~ (Poketto Monsutā B2-W2: Aratanaru Densetsu)
Satoshi Kanda June 2012 October 2012 Yes 
Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners
ポケットモンスターB・W グッドパートナーズ (Poketto Monsutā Burakku-Howaito: Guddo Pātonāzu)
Kyouichi Shichigatsu
Chiyo Kenmotsu
July 26, 2013 July 26, 2013 Yes 
Pocket Monsters XY
ポケットモンスター X・Y (Poketto Monsutā Ekkusu-Wai)
Kosaku Anakubo April 28, 2014 October 28, 2016 Yes 
Pokémon Omega Ruby: Crimson Passion - Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: Indigo Wisdom
ポケモンオメガルビー紅き情熱・ポケモンアルファサファイア藍き英知 (Pokemon Omega Rubī: Akaki Jōnetsu - Pokemon Arufa Safaia: Aiki Eichi)
Hatha Shingo November 2014 December 2014 Yes 
Pocket Monsters Sun Moon
ポケットモンスター サン・ムーン (Poketto Monsutā San-Mūn)
Kosaku Anakubo November 28, 2017 Ongoing No 
  • How I Became a Pokémon Card (Pokémon Card Ni Natta Wake) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Chamo-Chamo Pretty by Yumi Tsukirino, a spinoff and sequel to Magical Pokémon Journey.
  • 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.
  • Pocket Monsters RéBURST (Japanese: ポケットモンスターRéBURST), currently serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday.
  • 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.

Manga not collected in tankōbon format[edit]

Title Creator(s) First issue Last issue
Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo
ポケモンコロシアム スナッチャーレオ (Pokemon Koroshiamu Sunatchā Reo)
Oouchi Suigun January 2003 March 2003
Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers
ポケモンコロシアム スナッチャーズ (Pokemon Koroshiamu Sunatchāzu)
Oouchi Suigun December 2003 February 2004
Pokémon Ranger -The 1st Mission-
ポケモンレンジャー -The 1st ミッション- (Pokemon Renjā -The 1st Misshon-)
Shigekatsu Ihara April 2006 April 2006
Mobilize!! Pokémon Ranger
出動!!ポケモンレンジャー (Shutsudō!! Pokemon Renjā)
Miho Asada April 2006 March 2007
W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic
W ミッションストーリ ポケモンレンジャー the Comic (W Misshon Sutōrī: Pokemon Renjā - the Comic)
Hidenori Kusaka
Satoshi Yamamoto
April 3, 2006 June 30, 2006
Pocket Monsters Diamond Pocket Monsters Pearl
ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド ポケットモンスターパール (Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo Poketto Monsutā Pāru)
November 2006 November 2006
Pokémon Ranger: The Road to a "Capture" Master
ポケモンレンジャー“キャプチャ”マスターへの道 (Pokemon Renjā: “Kyapucha” Masutā e no Michi)
Emiko Yoshino April 2008 June 2008
Pokémon Ranger Vatonage ~The Road to Top Ranger~
ポケモンレンジャー バトナージ~トップレンジャーへの道~ (Pokemon Renjā Batonāji ~Toppu Renjā e no Michi~)
Ryū Matsushima April 2008 June 2008
Pokémon Ranger Vatonage: Mission Clear Manga
ポケモンレンジャーバトナジ:まんがでミッションクリア (Pokemon Renjā Batonaji: Manga de Misshon Kuria)
Emiko Yoshino April 2008 August 2008
Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic
ダークライ ミッションストーリー ポケモンレンジャー バトナージ - the Comic (Dākurai Misshon Sutōrī: Pokemon Renjā Batonāji - the Comic)
Hidenori Kusaka
Satoshi Yamamoto
March 21, 2008 May 2008
Pocket Monsters HeartGold SoulSilver: Go! Go! Pokéathlon
ポケットモンスターハートゴールドソウルシルバーGO! GO! ポケスロン (Poketto Monsutā Hātogōrudo Sourushirubā: GO! GO! Pokesuron)
Shigekatsu Ihara ?
Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends
ポケットモンスターB・W 伝説との遭遇 (Poketto Monsutā BW: Densetsu to no Sōgū)
Momota Inoue 2010 2010
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Go For It! Novice Investigation Team!
ポケモン超不思議のダンジョンそれいけ!新米調査団 (Pokemon Chō Fushigi no Danjon: Sore Ike! Shinmai Chōsadan)
Keisui Takaeda October 2015 October 2015
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Pokémon Battle Stories (Japanese: ポケモンバトルストーリーズ)
  • 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.
  • (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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The last million-selling comic book in North America? It's Batman vs. Pokémon for the title". Comichron. May 8, 2014.

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