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Pokémon Adventures (Japanese: ポケットモンスターSPECIAL, HepburnPocket Monsters SPECIALtrans. lit. Poketto Monsutaa SPECIAL), int. PA, is manga based on the game characters along with some from the original manga. Its storyline resembles that of the games more than Pokémon the Series but has a rather darker tone. The author of the series is Hidenori Kusaka and was illustrated by Mato for the first 9 volumes. However, she suffered from an illness which left her unable to draw correctly and forced her to withdraw from the serial publication. From the 10th volume onward, Satoshi Yamamoto took over. The trim size for each volume is 5" x 7½".

The series follows the many kinds of adventures of the main cast throughout the Pokémon World. An omnibus collection of the first 29 volumes is collected as part of Collector's Edition series. In addition, stories about the two protagonists in the Best of Series: Red and Yellow.

Main characters[]


In other countries and languages[]

Name Countries Publisher First published
ポケットモンスター SPECIAL
Poketto Monsutaa SPECIAL
(Pocket Monsters SPECIAL)
Flag of Japan Japan Shogakakun March 1997[OCL 1]
August 8, 1997[OCL 2]
포켓몬스터 스페셜
Pokesmonseuteo Seupesyeol
(Pocket Monsters Special)
Flag of South Korea South Korea Daewon C.I. August 31, 1999
Pokémon Adventures Flag of United States United States VIZ Media
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom ???
Flag of Germany Germany Egmont Manga & Anime[OCL 3]
Panini Comics
2003[OCL 3]
Pokémon: La Grande Aventure!
(Pokémon: The Great Adventure!)[OCL 4]
Pokémon - La Grande Aventure
(Pokémon - The Great Adventure)
Flag of France France Glénat Manga[OCL 4]
2000–2002[OCL 4]
Pokémon Adventures
Pokémon – La Grande Avventura
(Pokémon – The Great Adventure)[OCL 5]
Flag of Italy Italy Planet Manga (Panini Comics)[OCL 6]
GP Manga[OCL 7] and J-Pop (BD Edition)
2002-???[OCL 6]
September 30, 2014–June 29, 2016[OCL 8]
November 16, 2016-present[OCL 5]
Pocket Monsters Special Flag of Spain Spain Norma Editorial ???
  1. ^ CoroCoro Ichiban! magazine format
  2. ^ Volume format
  3. ^ a b Volumes 1–3
  4. ^ a b c Volumes 1-6
  5. ^ a b Republished by J-pop
  6. ^ a b Volumes 1-8
  7. ^ Volumes 48–53
  8. ^ GP Manga published "Black & White Chapter"


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