There are various Pokémon manga series. The manga are usually drawn in Japan by Shogakukan, and translated into English in the North America mainly by VIZ Media and Chuang Yi in Asian countries.
Some manga are based on the Pokémon anime. Some are based on the Pokémon video games. However, some are known to be based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
List of Manga
Manga released by Viz and Chuang Yi
- Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu (Pokémon Dengeki Pikachu), a shōnen manga created by Toshihiro Ono. It was divided into four tankōbon, each given a separate title in the North American versions: The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Pikachu Shocks Back, Electric Pikachu Boogaloo, and Surf’s Up, Pikachu. The series is based loosely on the anime.
- Pokémon Adventures (Pokémon Special), a shōnen manga based on the video games.
- Magical Pokémon Journey (Pokémon: PiPiPi Adventures), a shōjo mangaManga released by Viz
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team, a manga based on the pair of Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance games developed by Chunsoft.
- All That Pikachu! Animanga
- The Best of Pokémon Adventures
- Pokémon: The First Movie
- Pokémon: The Movie 2000
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure! (AKA Pocket Monsters Diamond Pearl Motogatari)Manga released by Chuang Yi
- Ash & Pikachu (Satoshi to Pikachu)
- Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
- Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire
- Pokémon Pocket Monsters (Pocket Monster)
- Pokémon Jirachi Wish Maker, based on the movie.
- Pokémon Destiny Deoxys, based on the movie.
- Pokémon Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, based on the movie.
- Pokémon Battle Frontier (a.k.a. Pocket Monsters Emerald Challenge!! Battle Frontier), by Ihara Shigekatsu
- Pikachu's Short Stories
- Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, based on the movie.
- Pokémon The Rise of Darkrai, based on the movie.Manga not released in English
- Pokémon Card Ni Natta Wake (How I Became a Pokémon Card) by Kagemaru Himeno, an artist for the TCG. There are six volumes and each includes a special promotional card. The stories tell the tales of the art behind some of Himeno’s cards.
- Pokémon Getto Da Ze! by Asada Miho
- Poketto Monsutaa Chamo Chamo Puritei by Yumi Tsukirino, who also made Magical Pokémon Journey.
- Mezase!! Card Master
- Pocket Monsters Zensho by Satomi Nakamura
- The First Five Movies (Mewtwo Strikes Back, The Power of One, Lord of the Unown, Celebi Time Traveler and Pokemon Heroes Latios & Latias ) have each a manga adaptation.
- Pokemon Ranger, based on the game.
- Pokemon Ranger Batonnage, based on the game.
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, based on the game.
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2, based on the game.
- The Mysterious Thief! Pokemon 7!.
- Pokemon Battrio', based on the game.