Read Pokemon Adventures Volume 1 by Hidenori Kusaka Online


Mew, one of the "New Species" Pokemon, is an innocent-looking catlike character - the super-rare 151st Pokemon. This story introduces the trainer, Pokemon expert Professor Oak, Professor Oak's nephew, and others, who try to capture all the Pokemon to complete the collection - and win a series of duels against other Pokemon trainers....

Title : Pokemon Adventures Volume 1
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ISBN : 22922204
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Number of Pages : 487 Pages
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Pokemon Adventures Volume 1 Reviews

  • Holly Letson
    2019-01-21 21:26

    If you watched the Pokemon anime before reading this, like I did, you're in for some real surprises. This manga volume left me feeling like most of what they put in the Pokemon anime was a lie. That being said, I did quite enjoy this, and even liked this story better than the anime story.-------------- Remember Ash not having any Pokemon, and staying up all night to get one from Prof. Oak? Well, meet Red (who Ash is the manga). Red has a Poliwhirl, which he has raised since he was little, and it was a Poliwag. And, Red doesn't visit Oak till it is suggested to him, since he thinks Oak is crazy. Oak gives Red a Bulbasaur--not a Pikachu!--since it takes well to him. Red earns his Pikachu in the next town, where he stops it from stealing from local vendors. Also, Gary--Ash's/Red's rival--is named Blue in the manga to match Red's name. As you can see, so many differences in the story us Pokemon anime fans are used to, but a much better story.--------------- Remember Team Rocket? No Jessie and James and all their annoying "blasting off again" crap showing up in this story so far. So far, we have normal looking dudes in black outfits with poison Pokemon representing the evil villain organization.----------------- Needless to say, I like this better, and will read more of it. I own Vol.6 of the series, and will probably be reading that next. I also own Vol.7 of the "Pkmn D&P Adventures" series, and one of the "Mystery Dungeon" Pkmn mangas. These will be read soon.----------------- I received this volume from VIZ Media, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own. I will also be reviewing one of the volumes of "Pkmn D&P Adventures" for them soon as well. Watch for that!

  • Luke Owen
    2019-02-11 20:09

    I'm not gonna spend the time to give every book in this series five stars but they all deserve it. This book is the reason I'm on the weeab list tbh. But honestly this is such a good series. The characters are lovable the story is actually amazing and there are a ton of crossovers. Also like Pokemon legitimately die in this. It's the real world. I'm not even kidding this was so good I want to reread it.

  • Thomas Janssen
    2019-02-01 22:17

    In the last few chapters, in the Pokémon tower, shit got VERY real. Holy damn

  • Joost
    2019-02-18 21:11

    Yeey, een manga over Pokémon! Een fantastische reread, veel rauwer en gaver dan de serie! Lees hier mijn recensie:

  • Seung Lee
    2019-02-12 23:20

    Realized the story has many similarities, but also dissimilarities between the manga and TV series for the first time.

  • Miriam
    2019-02-06 18:15

    Like most manga I found this hard to put down and had to keep flipping pages until I was done. This book gets a 4.5 star rating.Pokemon adventures follows the story of Red, a boy from Pallet Town on a quest to become the greatest Pokemon trainer ever. Red is based off of the main protagonist in the red and blue video games for the game boy colour. Me being a life long fan of the Pokemon games and playing Pokemon red and blue over and over as a child, this was a real treat for me to be able to read this manga. Unlike the anime, I felt the manga really portrayed more of what I thought Red and Blue would be like. It was fun to get a new angle on what the world of Pokemon is like and what the gym leaders were like too. And there were some characters that I barely talked to in the games but they were brought up to have a bigger role in this manga.Overall a very good read and I look forward to volume 2.

  • Justin, Chung
    2019-02-15 15:12

    I wanna be the very bestLike no one ever wasTo catch them is my real testTo train them is my causeI will travel across the landSearching far and wideEach Pokemon to understandThe power that's insidePokemon, its you and meI know its my destinyPokemon, oh, you're my best friendIn a world we must defendPokemon, a heart so trueOur courage will pull us throughYou teach me and I'll teach youPokemon, gotta catch 'em allEvery challenge along the wayWith courage I will faceI will battle every dayTo claim my rightful placeCome with me, the time is rightThere's no better teamArm in arm we'll win the fightIt's always been our dream

  • Fraser
    2019-01-28 16:28

    I think this book was brilliant

  • Julia
    2019-01-30 15:07

    My son read this to me in the car. I have now banned him from reading comic books to me in the car because I have no idea what was going on. As an example, this was how he read me page 50: "Bulbasaur - go!" BOM Pon mrgl mrgl "Pi?" mrgl mrgl mrgl "Oooh, a pokemon!" mrmrmr grnn grrr chak "Auggh!"Parents, learn from my mistakes.

  • Gary Butler
    2019-02-11 17:08

    28th book read in 2017.Number 176 out of 593 on my all time book list.

  • Marcus Baker
    2019-02-17 22:12

    This book is very well written and has the best story line every thing is you would what to see in a Pokémon book. And it has the classic Pokémon that there is.

  • João Figueiredo
    2019-02-02 22:12


  • Hector
    2019-02-10 20:13

    I really enjoyed reading this book and I feel like this is how Pokemon really should be. It really reminded me of when I played Pokemon FireRed and went through all of the cities to get the Gym Badges. I have been playing Pokemon since I was little and I still enjoy playing it today. This book really talks about how you should befriend Pokemon instead of just having them as battling tools. Red really shows that in the way he treats his Pokemon and that is how it should really be, and it this treatment shouldn't be only for Pokemon, it should be to anyone or anything that you meet. I would recommend this book to any Pokemon and any manga or video game lovers as well. Even those who haven't played the games should read it because it is a lot of fun and the story and characters are great. However, the story is a bit better as you read the next volumes but for the first book of the series it is great for introducing the main characters.

  • Sophia
    2019-02-13 15:09

    I enjoyed reading this manga as it was quick, short and filled with Pokemon (and who doesn't love that?). I liked meeting the familiar characters and seeing them in a new way, but also the same [as they appear in the anime (cartoon?)]. What I found funny was that Pikachu's cuteness was mentioned more than once. It's funny because in the anime (cartoon?) Pikachu starts off as being this rotund little thing with the cute child-like voice but as the anime (cartoon?) continues, it becomes thinner and has more of an aggressive cry (maybe Pikachu is becoming a teenager). I like that the manga takes you through the Pokemon world differently than how you see it in the anime (cartoon?) and the different experiences the main character goes through and that you get to go through with them. I am interested to know where the story goes next and can't wait to read volume 2.

  • Pauline Stout
    2019-01-28 19:10

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I like the art style a lot. It is very well drawn and consistent in its style. It seems a little kiddish for me though. The dialogue was simple and honestly seemed a little dumb. I didn't like what they've done with several characters, especially Lt. Surge. Chapters went by way too fast for me and I could tell it was made for someone with not the best attention span. I can tell that I was not be target demographic for this book. It kind of disappoint me since I'm so into Pokémon. I think someone younger would be able to get some enjoyment out of it but it really wasn't for me. Recommend it for maybe a preteen reading audience but anyone much older probably won't like this much.

  • Gavin Abdollahi
    2019-01-26 19:14

    WAY better than the anime! I think.I remember watching the anime when I was really small, and I thought it was GREAT! Though, if I watched it again, based on what I've heard, I'm sure I would find it too childish and simple...In spite of that, I read this, since I really LOVE the Pokemon games. And guess what?This was surprisingly GREAT!I have no idea why this hasn't been made into an anime yet.The story is pretty good. There's, surprisingly, no Ash. Instead, the protagonist is Red (Fire Red, anyone remember that?) and... There was Blue, and Green... And Team Rocket... I don't remember a Pikachu being here?... There was a Polywhirl... Dang it, I've forgotten the story...

  • Juan Contreras
    2019-02-10 20:09

    I think its a really good book. I love how Red the main charecter his really cool and could beat o lot of pokemon trainers. But i was disapoinyted when he got bulbasuar and not charmander like in the game s or like the anime. Its really cool that red when he found poliwag he was drounding as a kid and poliwag couldnt save him son he evolved into a poliwhirh the in the end of the book Red was drounding and poliwhirth was tired so he evolved into a beast poliwrath and saved him.

  • Will Bryant
    2019-02-13 23:01

    This wonderful book started off kinda slow. I mean they should mix up the characters or something. Also pickachu should not be the best Pokemon for instance if I had a cha razed level 100 it would kill it instantly with flame thrower. Another thing it's slow because it is recommended for a fourth grade reading level but I didn't listen so it was a tough read.

  • Kaylin
    2019-02-02 16:03

    This is my review. This book is really cool. I really liked how it wasn't copied from the actual pokemon anime show. I recommend this book to people who the fantasy with a touch of adventure. I give this book 5/5 stars

  • Hunter
    2019-01-23 19:13

    It was pretty good. better then The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya but not as good as dragonball z.

  • Selena
    2019-02-11 18:08

    Man, this is darker than I remember. Like, murdered Pokemon dark. Zombie Pokemon dark.So much stuff I didn't catch as a kid.

  • Isabella
    2019-02-10 15:14

    I've been in love with pokémon for, well, 2o years. In these 20 years, I've watched the anime (not everything, although I miss it so badly that I really want to rewatch everything and even catch up on the seasons that I didn't watch yet), collected the cards (never knew how to play, but I did have some cards, including a very special mew one exclusive to when the first movie hit the theaters), played the games (and oh boy, am I a HUGE fan of said games) and... read the manga.In 2006 or 2007, I was introduced to the pokémon adventures manga. I read the red, blue, green, yellow, gold and silver volumes until I couldn't find the rest of the story and eventually grew out of it. 10 years later, I miss the manga like crazy, so I decided to reread it and DAMN, I FORGOT HOW LONG THESE VOLUMES ACTUALLY ARE LOLOr maybe I'm just not used to reading anymore... but what should have taken me just a few hours, actually took me the entire day. And I'm exhausted now.But the point is: is the manga as good as I remember it to be? YES. Is it flawless, though? NO. As any form of media, sometimes, the story gets a bit slow because of... well... filler. And god knows how much I hate filler.But the good thing is: pokemon's fillers are funny and entertaining. You know that you're not advancing on the story, but you don't care too much about it because at least you're having fun.That's why I'm giving it a 5, even though it's mostly a 4,5. And also because goodreads still can't give half stars.

  • Matisse
    2019-01-18 23:01

    Finally got my hands on this thing. Pokemon Adventures has been running forever, but finding a Volume 1 copy can be difficult. I happened upon one while the store in question was having a sale. Picking up Pokemon Adventures Vol 1 was a no-brainer. This is a weird take on Pokemon. This title is clearly adapting the original games, and since this was long before the franchise gave itself any real rules, we have things like Gym Leaders being villains, Red winning Gym Badges just for training alongside Gym Leaders, the Pokemon League not even being mentioned, Pokemon wandering outside of Pokeballs all the time, Pokeballs that are goes on. Red's adventures feel more like slice-of-life journeys, rather than the mostly-linear quest that players go through in the games themselves. Not that this is a bad thing! It's just odd, because all of these elements make for a darker Pokemon world than the one the games have presented over the years...and yet, the artwork is quite adorable 90% of the time. I'm thinking I'll follow this through the main Red and Blue arc, and end with the Yellow saga. Otherwise I'll be in this forever, and if there's one thing that keeps me from reading manga, it's when I'm stuck reading it forever.

  • Lawson H.
    2019-01-29 20:18

    In the manga/comic book “Pokemon Adventures volume 1”, two talented people collaborate for the start of a huge manga series. With Mato’s illustrations, and with Hidenori Kusaka writing inside the panels, this book was an exciting read. The writer starts off the book with introducing Red, a young teenager who grew up in Pallet Town, and he has a passion for Pokemon, which Hidenori puts them as different kinds of creatures, found in the forests, lakes, oceans, etc. Red is chatting in town when he hears about Professor Oak, who is the well known old man that works on pokemon. Red decides to visit him. He accidentally lets some pokemon loose from Oak’s lab! Red is ordered to retrieve them, and after, he receives a new device Oak developed called the ‘Pokedex’, which is supposed to be filled with information about every single pokemon known. Red is set out on a journey - to fill the pokedex, and do it faster than his new rival named Blue. Red meets new foes, allies, and improves his Pokemon Trainer Skills. I would recommend this for anyone who like manga, anime, or pokemon related things. ☹

  • Atharva Shah
    2019-01-19 19:09

    nga ReviewPokemon Adventures Special Volume 1-3Red, Blue, Green Arc (RGB) Its so good to see the Pokemon that we saw on TV and played with on Gameboy up front on paper (or the kindle screen). The manga is seriously a total hit with brand new characters and their journey in the Kanto region. This Manga arc shows the journey of Red, his rival Blue and a Pokemon theif Green across various towns as they encounter various powerful and unique Pokemon and their battle against gym leaders and the villainous team Rocket Organization. The story is unique, not at all related directly to the Anime or the GBA games. The characters haves their own emotional back story and history and a bind with their Pokemon. I love the way how new characters are introduced and how smoothly the story progresses with a few ups and downs. The Kanto region is set up very nicely with a well planned map, locations and natural artifacts. The most impressive thing about this manga is the drawing and the sketches. Just plain great! The black and white lines seem very real and unlike the GBA games, the Pokémon actually move and play in the battles. The graphics and the special effects are mesmerizing. In these three volumes, there are many villains,rivals, heroes, pokemon and more Pokemons that you stumble upon. Volume 1 is just the introduction to the most basic pokemon, Prof. Oak and Pokemon battles, capture process, gym leaders and the formation of mew. The team rocket is also involved here but much less as compared to the later volumes. Volume 2 digs deep more into reds story and how skillful he has grown. The gym leaders and their alliances are also a major plot twist. The three legendary Pokémon are revealed in this specific volume. Volume 3 shows the infiltration and defeat of the Team Rocket by Red, Blue, Green and the gym leaders. Many memorable battles take place in the volume. Even the Indigo League happens in this volume. Its the conclusion for reds adventure.You can very quickly finish reading these manga volumes as they are graphic, gripping and have a nice retro touch. This is surely a feast for Pokemon fans. A very enjoyable, memorable and desirable read. Recommended for everyone. Round 1: A Glimpse of the GlowRound 2: Bulbasaur, Come Home!Round 3: The Secret of KangaskhanRound 4: Wanted: Pikachu!Round 5: Onix Is On!Round 6: Gyarados Splashes In!Round 7: Raging RhydonRound 8: Suddenly StarmieRound 9: ...But Fearow Itself!Round 10: Danger: High VoltorbRound 11: Buzz Off, Electabuzz!Round 12: Wake Up—You're Snorlax!Round 13: Sigh for PsyduckRound 14: That Awful Arbok!Important events201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201Red meets Blue.Professor Oak gives Red and Blue each a Pokédex.Bill helps Red with his Pokémon Storage System.Party changesAdditionsThe following Pokémon are obtained:Red's Nidorino in PS001.Red's Bulbasaur "Saur" in PS002.Red's Pikachu "Pika" in PS004.Red's Fearow in PS009.Red's Snorlax "Snor" in PS012.EvolutionsThe following Pokémon evolve:Blue's Charmander evolves into Charmeleon sometime between PS003 and PS005.Red's Poliwhirl evolves into Poliwrath in PS011.Gym battlesRed defeats the following Gym Leaders:Brock in PS005Koga in PS007 (unknowingly, no Badge gained)Misty in PS008Lt. Surge in PS011 (does not get a Badge)Character summaryThis is Red's Pokédex information and party at the end of this volume.Red's PokédexGym Badges: 2Pokémon seen: 56Pokémon owned: 26------------------------------------------------------Round 15 - Wartortle WarsRound 16 - Tauros the TyrantRound 17 - The Jynx JinxRound 18 - A Tale of NinetalesRound 19 - Blame It on EeveeRound 20 - Meanwhile...Vileplume!Round 21 - Long Live the Nidoking!Round 22 - A Hollow VictreebelRound 23 - Make Way For Magmar!Round 24 - What a DragoniteRound 25 - You Know...Articuno!Round 26 - Holy MoltresRound 27 - Kalling KadabraImportant events201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201Red meets Green.Red and Blue accidentally swap their Pokémon.Red meets Giovanni.Team Rocket obtains all three legendary birds.Party changesAdditionsThe following Pokémon are obtained:Blue's Porygon in PS018.Red's Diglett ("Dig") in PS018.Red's Krabby ("Kra") in PS018.Blue's Ninetales in PS018.Red's Eevee ("Vee") in PS019.Red obtains several Pokémon from the Safari Zone in PS022.Red's Sandshrew ("Sand") sometime between PS022 and PS023.Red's Gyarados ("Gyara") in PS025.Red's Aerodactyl ("Aero") in PS026.EvolutionsThe following Pokémon evolve:Red's Bulbasaur ("Saur") evolves into Ivysaur in PS015.Blue's Machoke evolves into Machamp in PS018.Blue's Charmeleon evolves into Charizard sometime between PS018 and PS027.Gym battlesRed obtains the Badges from the following Gym Leaders:Erika in PS020Blaine in PS026Character summaryThis is Red's Pokédex information and party at the end of this volume.Red's PokédexGym Badges: 4Pokémon seen: 104Pokémon owned: 46---------------------Round 28 - Peace of MimeRound 29 - Go for the GolbatRound 30 - Zap! Zap! Zapdos!Round 31 - The Art of ArticunoRound 32 - A Little Kadabra'll Do ItRound 33 - The Winged LegendsRound 34 - And Mewtwo Too?!Round 35 - And Mewtwo... Three!Round 36 - Drat That Dratini!Round 37 - Golly, Golem!Round 38 - Long Live the Nidoqueen?!Round 39 - Just a Spearow CarrierRound 40 - A Charizard...and a ChampionImportant events201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201Team Rocket disbands.Green is given a Pokédex.Red wins the 9th Pokémon League.Party changesAdditionsThe following Pokémon are obtained:Yellow's Rattata ("Ratty") in PS036.EvolutionsThe following Pokémon evolve:Green's Wartortle "Blasty" evolves into Blastoise prior to PS030.Red's Ivysaur "Saur" evolves into Venusaur in PS033.Gym battlesRed defeats the following Gym Leaders:Lt. Surge in PS030Koga in PS031Sabrina in PS033Giovanni in PS038Character summaryThis is Red's Pokédex information and party at the end of this volume.Red's PokédexGym Badges: 7Pokémon seen: 132Pokémon owned: 71

  • Jack
    2019-01-24 21:02

    I think this book was a great add on to the show an video games! I love red's personality, sort of like ash, from the show, and not at the same time. This book had a great story line that went along perfect with the game and television show. The book did cut bits short though, such as traveling and certain other parts and went straight to another part of the story. It is a manga and is read opposite of how an english book would be read, from right to left, but not to hard to get used to. I read this book and the whole time I was thinking it was like the show but, I also realized major differences. I suggest that anyone who liked the story form the show and/or games read this book, because it is very much alike and yet it is almost like a completely different story!Jack L.

  • Sam
    2019-02-05 15:17

    NOSTALGIA. I love this manga series so much and when I saw a physical copy at my local bookstore, I had to buy it! I read it for the first time a few years ago and read it all the way up to DP (left off somewhere in the middle of that...)This manga goes into a different and darker direction than the anime. It more closely follows the game, although there are a bunch of things in the story that are completely different from the game as well, such as Red's first Pokémon being a Poliwag (a Poliwhirl when we're first introduced to him) and (view spoiler)[gym leaders Koga, Lt. Surge and Sabrina being the heads of Team Rocket. (hide spoiler)].It's just so much fun to read and I love the characters (especially Yellow)! I just really love Pokémon okay?

  • Messier Escárcega
    2019-02-04 16:24

    Siempre quise leer los mangas basados en los videojuegos ya que aunque el anime me gusta desde de tantas temporadas con el mismo protagonista la historia se volvía predecible así que esperaba que el manga me diera algo nuevo y sí que lo hizo la trama es básicamente la misma que en el primer juego de pokémon aunque con unos pequeños cambios para que no sea tan predecible la historia. Algo que me gustó mucho fue que cuando los pokémon estan en sus pokébolas estos simplemente se vuelven pequeños y pueden ver el mundo exterior dentro de la pokébola. Por ultimo algo que me sorprendió fue el cambio en algunos de los lideres de gimnasio ya que son diferentes al videojuego y eso me agrado.

  • D.W. Hirsch
    2019-02-17 19:08

    My first foray into pop culture manga. This book may be animated, but it's a complete story with tension, action, consequences and a resolution...everything a good book should have. I'm familiar with the Pokémon GO game--slightly obsessed, you might say--and that's what sparked my interest. The story follows the adventures of Red, a boy who wants to be the greatest Pokémon trainer ever. There are quests, friendship, death, villains, thieves, mentors and lessons learned. You can read only this Vol.1 and have a complete experience, but that last page features those tempting words: "To be continued in the next volume..."

  • Ovary Scary
    2019-02-17 20:02

    i enjoyed the first part of the series. i thought there would be a little more about the pokemon in the series, the battles seem to go by really fast for the pokemon that was in the title. all in all though, i did really enjoy it. i've been wanting to read this series for quite a long time, i don't know why i didn't even think to look for it was a good taste, i'm going to go on and read the rest of it, i think the whole story is picking up and i'm going to focus more on the story than on the pokemon themselves. i'm also still probably going to buy the boxed set.