Pocket Monsters: The Animation

Pocket Monsters: The Animation
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ISBN: Multiple
Published: Vol. 1: October 1997
Vol. 2: October 1999
Publisher: Shogakukan
Author: Takeshi Shudō

(Japanese: ポケットモンスター The Animation Pocket Monsters: The Animation) is a novelization of the Pokémon anime. It was written by Takeshi Shudō, the chief writer of the original series, and illustrated by Sayuri Ichiishi, the former lead character designer. It is a Super Quest novel published by Shogakukan.

Only two volumes were published; the first volume has ISBN 4094405410 while the second volume has ISBN 4094405429. The second volume said "To be continued in Pocket Monsters: The Animation Vol. 3", but a third volume never appeared.

The books reveal a lot of information not seen in the anime, such as about Ash's father and that Ash's mother runs the restaurant "Pallet House". However, much of the information contained in the books has since become contradicted by later seasons of the anime, which leaves the books' canonical status ambiguous.


Volume 1

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1 旅立ちは、パジャマのままで。
  • Chapter 2 しびれる出会いはピカチュウと
  • Chapter 3 旅立ちの日はオニスズメ
  • Chapter 4 ニャース・アタック
  • Chapter 5 森を抜けて
  • Chapter 6 バタフリー飛んだ!

Volume 2

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1 ニビシティのイワーク
  • Chapter 2 ゲット・グレーバッジ
  • Chapter 3 ハナダシティの四姉妹
  • Chapter 4 クチバジムの対決

Alterations from the anime

See also

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Anime adaptations: Pocket Monsters SeriesPokémon anime novelization seriesPokémon anime novelization series (France)
Pokémon the First Movie
Pokémon Encyclopedia: Pocket Monsters EncyclopediaPokémon Gold and Silver Pokédex
Pokémon Adventure Series: Bye Bye ButterfreeAttack of the Prehistoric PokémonElectric Shock ShowdownA Shipful of Shivers
Readers: Worlds of AdventurePikachu in LoveTogepi Springs Into Action!The Haunted Gym
Let It Snow!Catch That Wobbuffet!Get Well, Pikachu!Snack Attack!Time Out For Torchic
Save the ShieldonBecome a Pokémon TrainerMeet AshMeet the Pokémon
Ash's Triple ThreatBattle for the Bolt BadgeWrath of the LegendsSuper Sleuth
Quiz books: Pokémon ChallengePokémon Pop QuizPokémon Pop Quiz 2Pokémon Pop Quiz 3
Pathways to Adventure: PokémonPokémon SnapPokémon Gold/SilverPokémon Gold/Silver: The Adventure Continues!
Pokémon Keychain Books: ElectricWaterNormalFire
Sheet music books: Can You Play Pokémon?Pokémon 2.B.A. MasterPokémon 2.B.A. Master: Recorder Fun!PokéRAPPokémon Five-Finger Piano
Other: Pocket Monsters: The AnimationLet's Find Pokémon!Pikachu's Global AdventurePikachu Meets the Press
Meet Buizel and FriendsPokémon TalesSatoshi Tajiri: Pokémon Creator
Shōko Nakagawa: Pokémon Taught Me The Meaning of LifeDetective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee's Case
Detective Pikachu (graphic novel)Movie Novel (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu)

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