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Welcome to the Pocket Monsters page of the Manga section!

Pocket Monsters was the second manga to be created in the Pocket Monsters franchise (the first would be the four-panel gag comics).  It started publication in the April 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comics under the title "The Mysterious Pokemon Pippi" (ふしぎポケモン ピッピ).  It used this title until the August 1996 issue.  Starting from September 1996, the name of the manga changed to Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター).

The world of the Pocket Monsters manga is unlike any other version of the franchise.  While the manga does incoporate the story and basic elements from the video game, the series places most of its emphasis on filling each chapter with as many sight gags and absurd situations as possible.  Think of Akira Toriyama's earlier works, such as Dr. Slump and the early
Dragon Ball stories, and you have a pretty good idea of what reading this series is like.  Almost every pockemon in the manga can speak human language, and when they do, they usually tack a syllable or two from their name onto the end of their sentence.  Pockemon can hold regular jobs, like humans can, and have adventures alongside the regular animals (like fish and birds) and the pockemon made up soley for the manga.  Pockemon are able to evolve at will, and then are able to de-evolve at any time.  Obviously, the world of the Pocket Monsters manga is quite different from any other interpretation of the franchise.

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