Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Special Walkthrough Comic!
(Japanese: ポケモンルビー＆サファイア スペシャルこうりゃくコミック！！ Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Special Walkthrough Comic!) is a manga based on Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. The manga was written by Hidenori Kusaka and illustrated by Emiko Yoshino. It was first published by Shogakukan on June 10, 2003 as a soft-cover book (ポケットモンスタールビー・サファイア公式まんがで読む４つ星攻略ＢＯＯＫ ISBN: 409106101X) and later distributed through their Year 2 Students ( 小学二年生) magazine from October 2003 to January 2004.
The book is a walkthrough divided into four manga chapters, highlighting improved gameplay mechanics and new features introduced in Generation III. They are told through the adventures and mishaps of the player characters as they demonstrate aspects of gameplay to the reader. There is also information about Pokémon Box storage system and the newly-distributed Mythical Pokémon Jirachi. The book also features documentational logs, size charts for each Pokémon species found in the Hoenn region, and promotions for other publications including Pokémon Special. This book was only released in Japan and never received any official translation overseas.
- This book was published before the release of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. As a result, Deoxys is not featured.
- Brendan is portrayed with white hair instead of having short black hair and a knit cap. This can be easily seen in panels showing the back of his head.
- Brendan and May are seen wearing glasses in panels where they say something 'smart', a trend which would continue throughout Emiko Yoshino's portrayals of other player characters.