Tough Enough

Tough Enough
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ISBN: 0439358019
Published: 2002
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Tracey West
Preceded By: Teaming Up With Totodile
Succeeded By: Winner Takes All

Tough Enough by Tracey West is the twenty-seventh book of the adaptation of the Pokémon anime. It was first published in 2002 by Scholastic and is 84 pages in length.


Gotta beat 'em all!

Ash searches far and wide for new Pokémon to battle and catch. But the Pokémon in the Johto region are super strong.

Ash and Pikachu face a trainer with a fierce Scizor, but they also win the trust of a pack of wild Houndour. Then Ash tries to catch a wild Noctowl- a rare Pokémon with special powers. Can Ash stand up to the challenge?


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This book follows the plots of the anime episodes Wired for Battle!, Fowl Play!, and Hour of the Houndour.

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Pokémon anime novelizations
Original series: I Choose You!Island of the Giant PokémonAttack of the Prehistoric PokémonNight in the Haunted Tower
Team Rocket Blasts Off!Charizard, Go!Splashdown in Cerulean CityReturn of the Squirtle Squad
Orange Islands: Journey to the Orange IslandsSecret of the Pink PokémonThe Four-Star ChallengeScyther, Heart of a Champion
Race to DangerTalent ShowdownPsyduck Ducks OutThundershock in Pummelo Stadium
The Johto Journeys: Go West, Young AshAsh Ketchum, Pokémon DetectivePrepare for TroubleBattle for the Zephyr Badge
The Chikorita ChallengeAll Fired UpAsh to the RescueSecrets of the GS BallPrize Pokémon
Teaming Up With TotodileTough EnoughWinner Takes All
Advanced Generation: Haunted!Phantom UnmaskedTeam Rocket TruceCelebi RescueGrovyle TroubleDeoxys in Danger
Diamond & Pearl: Pokémon AcademyThe Lost RioluCoal Badge BattleWorld of Sinnoh
Movies: The Art of Pokémon The First MovieThe Art of Pokémon the Movie 2000The Art of Pokémon the Movie 3: Spell of the Unown
Mewtwo Strikes BackMewtwo ReturnsPokémon the Movie 2000Pokémon the Movie 3Pokémon 4Ever
Destiny DeoxysLucario and the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaThe Rise of Darkrai
Pikachu's VacationPikachu's Rescue AdventurePikachu and Pichu

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