Pokémon Adventures volume 15

Volume 14
Pokémon Adventures
Volume 16
Pokémon Adventures volume 15
Pokemon Adventures volume 15 VIZ cover.jpg
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Chapters included PS180 - PS190
Manga series Pokémon Adventures

Volume 15 is the fifteenth volume of the Pokémon Adventures manga. It is both the eighth and final volume in the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc and the first of eight volumes in the Ruby & Sapphire arc. It is authored by 日下秀憲 Hidenori Kusaka and illustrated by 山本サトシ Satoshi Yamamoto.

Blurb

Ruby’s father Norman is the new Gym Leader of Petalburg City. But Ruby doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps—he wants to win Pokémon Contests! Sapphire’s father Professor Birch is the local Pokémon researcher. But Sapphire is tired of gathering scientific data—she wants to win Pokémon battles! When Ruby and Sapphire meet, they’re more likely to hit each other than hit it off. But then Sapphire challenges Ruby to a competition... Which of them will achieve their dreams in just eighty days?!

Meanwhile, what dastardly plan is Team Aqua up to...and how does it involve Sapphire?!

Publications

Edition Country Company Date ISBN
  First
Edition
Japan Shogakukan July 28, 2003 ISBN 9784091497154
  First
Edition
United States VIZ Media March 5, 2013 ISBN 9781421535494
  Digital
Edition
United States VIZ Media September 25, 2018 ISBN 9781974705702
  First
Edition
Singapore Chuang Yi September 14, 2004 ISBN 9789812600981
  First
Edition
Argentina Panini Comics May 10, 2024 ISBN 9786076340738
  First
Edition
Brazil Panini Comics April 25, 2019 ISBN 9788542618310
  First
Edition
Mainland China Jilin Publishing Group January 1, 2005 ISBN 9787538618167
  Second
Edition
Mainland China Jilin Publishing Group March 1, 2013 ISBN 9787538660487
  First
Edition
Czech Republic Nakladatelství CREW May 21, 2024 ISBN 9788076795167
  GSC
First
Edition
Germany Panini Comics August 28, 2018 ISBN 9783741608735
  RS
First
Edition
Germany Panini Comics October 23, 2018 ISBN 9783741608742
  First
Edition
Hong Kong Ching Win Publishing Group September 1, 2006 ISBN 9799628906566
  First
Edition
Mexico Panini Comics July 24, 2019 ISBN 9786076340738
  First
Edition
South Korea Daewon C.I. December 15, 2003 ISBN 9788952868244
  Second
Edition
South Korea Daewon C.I. September 9, 2008 ISBN 9788925234601
  Third
Edition
South Korea Daewon C.I. August 23, 2011 ISBN 9788925286266
  First
Edition
Taiwan Ching Win Publishing Group July 15, 2005 ISBN 9789861562247
  First
Edition
Thailand Nation Edutainment Unknown ISBN 9789742546700
  Second
Edition
Thailand Nation Edutainment Unknown ISBN 9789747046939
  First
Edition
Vietnam Kim Đồng Publishing House March 5, 2016 ISBN 9786042072007

Chapters

Major events

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  • Celebi is captured in a GS Ball by Pryce.
  • The Johto Pokédex holders go back in time to catch Pryce.
  • Pryce and Gold get stuck in time, but only Gold manages to escape.
  • The Pokédex holders (that didn't know already) learn that Yellow is a girl.
  • Gold is no longer frozen in time.
  • Kanto Gym Leaders are recognized to have beaten Johto Gym Leaders in the tournament.
  • The Pokémon League is suspended from the damaged state that the entire fiasco left it in.
  • Ruby moves from Johto to Littleroot Town in Hoenn.
  • Ruby meets Professor Birch.
  • Ruby meets Sapphire.
  • Ruby and Sapphire make a bet to see who can beat their respective goals in eighty days.
  • Norman is informed of Ruby's running away and decides to search for his son.
  • Sapphire goes on her journey to challenge the Hoenn's Gyms.
  • Ruby meets Wally.
  • Ruby helps Wally capture his first Pokémon, a Kecleon.
  • Ruby is swept out to sea after an earthquake and loses his Ralts. This Ralts is later found by Wally.
  • Sapphire defeats Team Aqua, but they successfully steal the Devon Goods.
  • Mr. Stone gives Sapphire a letter for Steven.
  • Ruby is rescued by Mr. Briney at sea.

Party changes

Additions

Evolutions

  • No Pokémon evolve in this volume.

Gym battles

Pokémon Contests

Ruby doesn't participate in any Pokémon Contests.

Trivia

Localization

The cover art for this volume was changed from the original in the VIZ Media release. As their release of this volume did not include The Last Battle XIV, due to it being published in Volume 14, the new front cover design was meant to omit the previous main characters to disassociate the Ruby & Sapphire arc from the previous arcs. The new back cover has the picture of Pryce replaced with the picture of Ruby and the Hoenn first partner Pokémon from the original front cover design.

In Germany, this volume was split in two between the Gold, Silver & Crystal and Ruby & Sapphire arcs.


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