Pokémon to the Rescue!
The Boy Who Became a Pokémon
Collected in Vol. 1
Chapter number 1
Location Human world/Pokémon world
Manga series Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team
Previous Chapter None
Next Chapter I Want to be Human Again!

Pokémon to the Rescue! (Japanese: ポケモンになった少年 The Boy Who Became a Pokémon) is the first chapter of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


A boy named Ginji falls asleep out of fatigue looking for his birthday present and wakes up as a Torchic. After meeting a Mudkip, the two enter a fissure to rescue a Pokémon crying for help.

They are attacked by many Pokémon on the way, such as Sunkern, Wurmple, and Rattata but Ginji burns them to a crisp. They find the Pokémon that was crying for help, which is a Caterpie trapped on top of a tall rock.

As they went to get Caterpie, a shot of silk hits Ginji. As Ginji untangles himself from the silk, Mudkip attacks with Water Gun against the Ariados that shot Ginji with its silk. Then Ginji attacks Ariados with Flamethrower and knocks it out. As they return Caterpie out of the fissure, Mudkip asks if they can make a rescue team and Ginji says he will think about it.




  • Ginji
  • Two of Ginji's friends
  • Ginji's mom


  • In the English translation by VIZ Media, this chapter was only given a title in the magazine version published in Nintendo Power. In the volume version, it is simply titled Chapter One.

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