Pokémon Adventures, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Special (Japanese: ポケットモンスター SPECIAL, Hepburn: Poketto Monsutā Supesharu), is a Pokémon-related manga based on the video games and provided the basis for the Pokémon anime. Satoshi Tajiri once stated that the Pocket Monsters Special series is closest to what he imagined the Pokémon world to be: "This is the comic that most resembles the world I was trying to convey." (僕が伝えたかった世界に最も近い漫画です。, Boku ga tsutaetakatta sekai ni mottomo chikai manga desu.)

The series is written by Hidenori Kusaka and illustrated by Mato for the first nine volumes. When Mato became ill and was unable to continue illustrating the series, Satoshi Yamamoto took over as the illustrator and still continues as the series' artist.

Pokémon Adventures has sold over 150 million copies of its manga wide, making it one of the best-selling manga of Viz Media. The manga was translated into English in North America by VIZ Media, but publication stopped in 2001 at Volume 7. Viz had re-released the series in the form of The Best of Pokémon Adventures: Red and The Best of Pokémon Adventures: Yellow, respectively, for $7.95 each, $6 less than nearly a decade before, when the publisher first began to publish the manga. VIZ Media has begun to release the series again with a 2nd edition, although with edits not present in the first edition and original Japanese version. As of October 2015, 51 volumes have been released (Volumes 1 through 51), along with two pairs of mini-volumes depicting the "Black & White" and "X & Y" arc. In Southeast Asia, Singapore publisher Chuang Yi was translating Pokémon Adventures into English, and continued to translate new volumes up to volume 41. The company, however, has entered voluntary liquidation in early 2014 and translation stopped. Shogakukan Asia now handles the series in Singapore. Jilin Fine Arts, in collaboration with the VIZ Media Shanghai Branch, has translated the manga into Chinese. In Taiwan, it is published by Ching Win, who translates it into Mandarin and releases it in their monthly CoroCoro Comic magazine.


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