The Yellow arc (Japanese: イエロー編 Yellow arc), also referred to as The Second Chapter (Japanese: 第二章 The Second Chapter), is the second story arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga, consisting of four volumes with fifty chapters. It began serialization in May 1998, and ended in November 1999.
This arc features the journeys of Yellow through Kanto trying to find Red after Red's beaten-up Pikachu ends up at the doorstep at Oak's Lab. In the meantime of finding Red, Yellow gets attacked by the members of the Elite Four and their quest to create a utopia for Pokémon by wiping out most of humanity.
In VIZ Media's first translation of Pokémon Adventures, this arc is known as "Yellow Caballero".
- Main article: List of Pokémon Adventures monthly issues → Yellow arc
Beginning in September 1999, VIZ Media released the Red, Green & Blue arc and the Yellow arc as a series of monthly comic books, preceding their collected volume releases of the manga. In total, 22 monthly single issues were released of the Yellow arc.
In other languages
Beginning in June 2014, European French publisher Kurokawa began releasing the Red, Green & Blue arc and the Yellow arc together as a series of three omnibus volumes. While the Red, Green & Blue arc and the Yellow arc had been previously released in France by publisher Glénat, these volumes feature a new translation. Kurokawa's omnibus volumes contain all the adventure route maps from the original Japanese volumes, but lack the character introduction pages from the beginning of the volumes.
The following Pokémon are obtained:
The following Pokémon evolve:
Yellow does not defeat any Gym Leaders.
- This arc is technically the only arc of Pokémon Adventures not named after a main series game, as the corresponding game was known as Pocket Monsters Pikachu in Japan. Despite this, the game is called Pokémon Yellow Version in every other country.
- This is the only arc released before its corresponding game. The first arc was serialized in May 1998, while Pokémon Yellow Version came out in September of that year.