Beginning in December 2014, VIZ Media began releasing volumes of the X & Y chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga created by 日下秀憲 Hidenori Kusaka and 山本サトシ Satoshi Yamamoto, using the title "Pokémon XY" and advertised as a "Pokémon Adventures special edition". As the rounds of the X & Y chapter had not yet begun release in collected volume format in Japan, these releases are compiled directly from the original magazine publication of Pokémon Adventures. Despite this, they have no connection to the similar mini-volume releases in Japan. Instead the amount of chapters from each of the Japanese mini-volume releases are published in two separate, smaller releases consisting of three to four chapters each for the Viz Media releases. The series concluded when the twelfth and final volume was published on October 3, 2017.