Pokémon Adventures volume 1

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Pokémon Adventures
Volume 2
Pokémon Adventures volume 1
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Rounds included PS001 - PS014
Manga series Pokémon Adventures

Volume 1: Desperado Pikachu is the first volume of the Pokémon Adventures manga and also the first of three volumes in the Red, Green & Blue chapter. It is authored by 日下秀憲 Hidenori Kusaka and illustrated by 真斗 Mato.


Edition Country Company Date ISBN
First Edition by Shogakukan First
Japan Shogakukan August 8, 1997 ISBN 4091493319
First Edition by VIZ Media First
United States VIZ Media April 7, 2000 ISBN 1569315078
Second Edition by VIZ Media Second
United States VIZ Media June 2, 2009 ISBN 1421530546
First Edition by Chuang Yi First
Singapore Chuang Yi May 2000 ISBN 9812318925
First Edition by Panini Comics First
Brazil Panini Comics October 10, 2016 ISBN 9788542604900
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Mainland China China Light Industry Press August 1, 2000 ISBN 7501929106
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Mainland China Jilin Publishing Group January 1, 2005 ISBN 9787538617429
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Mainland China Jilin Publishing Group January 1, 2013 ISBN 9787538660340
First Edition by Pauna Media First
Finland Pauna Media July 25, 2014 ISBN 9789524963367
First Edition by Glénat First
France Glénat September 12, 2001 ISBN 2723436292
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Germany Egmont Manga & Anime 2001 ISBN 3898851958
Second Edition by Panini Comics Second
Germany Panini Comics January 26, 2016 ISBN 3957986362
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Hong Kong Ching Win Publishing Group 2000 ISBN 9789628712298
First Edition by Daewon C.I. First
South Korea Daewon C.I. August 25, 1999 ISBN 9788984423763
Second Edition by Daewon C.I. Second
South Korea Daewon C.I. May 20, 2008 ISBN 9788925230207
Third Edition by Daewon C.I. Third
South Korea Daewon C.I. July 19, 2011 ISBN 9788925284156
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Taiwan Ching Win Publishing Group January 5, 2000 ISBN 9789575953959
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Thailand Nation Edutainment Unknown ISBN 9789743926679
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Thailand Nation Edutainment Unknown ISBN 9789747046793
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Vietnam Kim Đồng Publishing House August 29, 2003 ISBN Unknown
Second Edition by Kim Đồng Publishing House Second
Vietnam Kim Đồng Publishing House April 6, 2015 ISBN 9786042014120


Important events

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Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:

Gym battles

Red defeats the following Gym Leaders:

Character summary

This is Red's Pokédex information and party at the end of this volume.

Red's Pokédex

  • Gym Badges: 2
  • Pokémon seen: 56
  • Pokémon owned: 26

Monthly releases

Issue #1: Mysterious Mew

Preceding the release of Volume 1 in North America were five monthly releases containing three rounds each, comprising the entire Volume 1 as well as the first round of Volume 2. These monthly comic book issues were released by VIZ Media between September 24, 1999 and January 28, 2000, followed by the Volume 1 release in April. As a bonus, these monthly releases each contained a sheet of stickers which were not included in the regular volume releases. The following monthly comic book issues were released:


  • Despite Red's Poli debuting as a Poliwhirl, the contents page of this volume show Red with a Poliwag.
  • Charmander is shown to have spines on its back on the title page, this is the same as on its Generation I back sprites, but is absent in those of future generations.


  • There are a few spelling and grammar errors in the brief description of the second volume.
  • "See Red in his disguise!" is "See Red is disguise!".
  • "An appearance by Mew!" is "An appearans by Mew!".
  • "A mysterious living thing!" is "Mysterious Living Thing!".
  • There is a printing error that occurs in the Finnish edition. Two pages are repeated by accident, effectively removing two pages entirely: page 108 is replaced by page 101, and page 110 is replaced by page 103.

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