Time Out For Torchic

Time Out for Torchic
ISBN: 9780439720960
Published: October 2004
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Tracey West
Preceded By: Snack Attack!
Succeeded By: N/A

Time Out for Torchic by Tracey West is a Pokémon Reader book designed for beginning readers. It was published by Scholastic in October 2004.


This book is based on the anime episode A Ruin With a View!.

May's Torchic becomes unable to battle after scrapping with an Azurill and its family. On the way to heal it at the local Pokémon Center, Ash & May meet up with Professor Alden, a professor studying ancient ruins depicting Pokémon interacting with humans. Team Magma kidnaps him, hoping for information leading to their capturing Fossil Pokémon, but they fail and leave. Subsequently, Team Rocket tries to steal the keys to open the ruins, but Ash defeats them and sends them "blasting off". Professor Alden then shows Ash & May a secret chamber in the ruins where Relicanth live. May retrieves Torchic from the Pokémon Center, and it's onward to the next adventure!


May's first Pokémon battle wipes out her Torchic. When it gets better, she and Ash meet a stranger who just might have the keys to a lost Pokémon world!



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