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Table of Contents
01) "The Pokemon Pippi Enters!!"
02) "The Big Battle in the Tokiwa Woods!!"
03) "Take Out the Rival Iwaku!!"
04) "Receive the Moon Stone!!"
05) "Search for the Phantom Pokemon Myuu!!"
06) "The Big Activity in the Mountains and the Ocean!?"
07) "Get Rid of the Ghost Pokemon!!"
Chapter One: "The Pokemon Pippi Enters!!"
The manga begins in Masara Town, where two young boys are running in the street. The two youngsters are rounding the corner of the same building when they bump into each other, causing them to stop in their tracks. As the boys get up, they recognize one another; one is Akai Isamu, aka "Red," and the other is Midorikawa Kai, aka "Green." Green asks Red where he's running to in such a hurry, and Red proudly replies by saying that he was summoned to Orchid-Hakase's laboratory. Green bursts Red's bubble by telling his rival that he was also called to Orchid's lab, prompting a race to see who can get there first.
Red decides to go off the path to take a shortcut, which leads him to a grassy field filled with wild pokemon. A group of these pokemon, led by a male Nidoran, approaches Red and tells him that they're monsters, making Red laugh. Nidoran responds by hitting Red with a fire breath attack, setting the wannabe trainer on fire. After Red runs to the nearest body of water, coconuts begin to fall from the sky, hitting Red's attackers. When Red looks up, he sees that the coconuts are being thrown from a tree by the fairy pokemon, Pippi. Nidoran immediately orders the strange pokemon to climb down, but when Pippi tries to obey Nidoran's orders, it slips and falls, landing on Nidoran's head! Nidoran is knocked out, so Red thanks the mysterious pokemon for saving him. He asks Pippi if it's also a monster, and Pippi responds by saying that it doesn't know. Red says that he didn't know that there were so many different kinds of pokemon, and Pippi nods in agreement. Suddenly, Red remembers that he's supposed to be heading toward Orchid-Hakase's place, so he bids his savior farewell as he resumes his mad dash to Orchid's lab.
When Red shows up at the laboratory, he is dismayed to find that Green had already arrived. As Red catches his breath, Orchid-Hakase arrives on the scene and tells the kids that he has an important announcement to make: he's bald! After he's told to get serious, Orchid-Hakase tells the two youngsters that he wants them to complete his Pokemon Zukan for him. Orchid-Hakase is getting too old to do fieldwork, so he wants these two young trainers-in-the-making to do the work for him. Red asks him how they can complete such a task, and Orchid-Hakase approaches a strange object covered in a blanket. He uncovers the blanket to reveal: umeboshi (pickled plum)! Orchid-Hakase says that he uncovered the wrong table, and then tries the next table. This time, he lifts the cover to reveal three Monster Balls, each containing one of the Kanto starter pokemon! Orchid-Hakase gives a brief explanation of what they are before Green steps up and chooses Hitokage as his starter pokemon. Orchid-Hakase tells Green that Hitokage is a strong pokemon, after which Green heads out the lab's exit in order to start his journey.
However, before Green is able to get outside, the door swings open! Suddenly, the Pippi from outside bounces into the room, jumping off Green's head before landing on the ground. Orchid-Hakase yells at the pokemon, telling it that he told it not to come to his lab. Pippi begins to massage Orchid-Hakase's shoulders, and for a while the pokemon succeeds in making Orchid-Hakase forget what he was yelling about. The pokemon professor soon comes back to his senses and begins yelling again. Red steps up and tells the professor that he wants to make Pippi his starter pokemon, much to Orchid-Hakase's surprise. Pippi is ecstatic at the prospect of having a trainer, so the little pokemon begins licking Red's face. Orchid-Hakase tells Red that Pippi is a dumb pokemon, so Pippi jumps up and steals Orchid-Hakase's toupee in retaliation. Orchid-Hakase begins yelling at the pokemon as Red laughs hysterically at his pokemon's antics. Green wonders if Red can win with such a pokemon, and Red responds by saying that he doesn't know. However, he boasts that his new pokemon once beat five pokemon single-handedly. Just then, Green's Hitokage goes over to Pippi and burns the pokemon with its tail! Green laughs at the pokemon as Red tries to find a fire extinguisher to put out his pokemon. As Pippi runs around frantically, he starts wrecking Orchid-Hakase's lab, causing the pokemon professor to become angrier and angrier! The chapter ends with Pippi sitting outside Orchid-Hakase's lab, still on fire, while Orchid-Hakase yells at the pokemon from the ruins of his lab.
Chapter Two: "The Big Battle in the Tokiwa Woods!!"
Red is in a grassy field, headed for his next destination: the Tokiwa Woods. Red proclaims that he will complete his Pokemon Zukan in the woods, but his declaration is cut short by Pippi's complaints that he's hungry. Red tells his pokemon that he should be more concerned with fighting, but the pokemon says that he doesn't like to fight; he wants to lead a peaceful life instead! Red becomes upset, saying that he chose to travel with Pippi because he thought the pokemon was the best choice. Pippi walks off without a word, so Red follows Pippi, asking if it heard what he said. But Pippi hadn't walked off in anger; he walked off so that he could pee! Red becomes angry and yells at his pokemon some more.
Later, Red and Pippi are walking through the aforementioned Tokiwa Woods. Red says that he's hungry while Pippi runs to sit under a tree, saying that he can't walk another step. Red runs off and comes back with a coconut, but Pippi dismisses it as being too small. The pokemon says that he can't fight unless he has a full stomach, so Red fetches a bigger coconut. The pokemon happily eats the food up and says that he's now fighting fit.
Red and Pippi continue to make their way through the woods, and Red asks Pippi if lots of wild pokemon really do live there. Suddenly, Pippi runs off and starts digging a pitfall trap to capture pokemon! Red scolds Pippi, telling him that he has to actually fight the pokemon they encounter. Suddenly, the two hear a group of pokemon laughing at them. One of the pokemon, a Myuutwo-lookalike, asks Red if he's the main character of this manga. Red turns to Pippi and tells him that this is his chance to battle, but Pippi doesn't seem to be too interested. The Myuutwo-lookalike then asks if Red's Pippi is "that stupid Pippi," and Pippi is delighted to know that he's famous. Red, of course, gets angry.
And with that, Pippi's first real pokemon battle begins! Pippi starts to charge toward the Myuutwo-lookalike, but he inadvertently rushes right past his target and starts beating up on a smaller, much weaker pokemon. Red scolds Pippi for attacking the wrong target as the other pokemon just sit and laugh. However, Pippi tells Red that it's his chance to capture the weak pokemon with a Monster Ball, but Red doesn't seem to know what they are. Red starts to look around in the bushes for one, and Pippi tells him that they should be on his waist. Suddenly, Red pulls down his pants, clutches his own "balls," and ask if those the "Monster Balls" Pippi was referring to! Pippi runs up to Red and shows him the Monster Balls he has on his belt, prompting the young trainer to throw one at the pokemon Pippi just beat up. Without any trouble at all, the unidentified pokemon is captured!
The Myuutwo-lookalike laughs at Red and proclaims that weak bug-type pokemon are useless, but Red says that he'll capture him next. Pippi steps up and says that he has a technique that can help them win; suddenly, Pippi vanishes in a poof of smoke! Everybody looks around to see where the pokemon had disappeared to, but it turns out that Pippi only shrank himself with his Minimize attack! Pippi claims that he can enter the pokemon's body and attack them from the inside out, and so without hesitation the pokemon jumps toward the Myuutwo-lookalike's gaping mouth. However, before Pippi can enter the Myuutwo-lookalike's body, a bird swoops down and scoops up Red's pokemon! The pokemon yells for help, but all the wild pokemon just sit there and laugh. The bird flies off into the distance, and soon Pippi returns looking all battered and bruised! Pippi doesn't give up, however, and says that his next attack is sure to be great. Pippi uses a Barrier attack, and Red tells his pokemon that the Barrier technique is for defense, not attack! Suddenly, the wild pokemon start to charge, so Red desperately throws a Monster Ball at the Myuutwo-lookalike. The Ball bounces off with no effect! The Myuutwo-lookalike tells Red how stupid he is for throwing a Monster Ball without weakening the pokemon first, but the trainer from Masara Town just ignores him as he keeps throwing Monster Ball after Monster Ball. The pokemon keeps charging around, chasing Pippi, until the Myuutwo-looalike kicks Pippi off a cliff! Red runs after his pokemon while the wild pokemon turn around and leave. Red carries Pippi to the Pokemon Center, thinking how he'll get those guys back someday.
At the entrance to the Pokemon Center, Red bumps into Green and his Hitokage. Green comments on how Red only has one pokemon, but Red corrects him by saying that he has TWO pokemon. Green laughs, saying that he already has ten pokemon himself! Green tells Red that he should just give up on his quest and return home, and Pippi nods in agreement. Red scolds Pippi for thinking that way before running into the Pokemon Center to treat his pokemon's wounds.
Inside, Pippi is put into a giant tank, where electricity is used to help heal the pokemon. Green watches from a nearby window and decides to play a trick, so he has his Hitokage release a fly into the room. The insect lands on the Pokemon Center worker's head, causing the worker to swat at the insect. The fly then lands on a button on the worker's control panel. The worker smacks the fly, but he accidentally hits the 10,000 volt button in the process! 10,000 volts of electricity are sent to Pippi's tank, electrocuting the pokemon. Pippi manages to break out of the glass tube, startling Red into dropping the Monster Ball with his bug-type pokemon. The Monster Ball breaks open, and Red's newest pokemon runs away! The chapter ends with Pippi yelling at the worker for trying to kill him as Red chases after his runaway pokemon.
Chapter Three: "Take Out the Rival Iwaku!!"
It's a hot day in Nibi City, where we see Red running toward Pippi with some good news. The young trainer looks for his pokemon in the spot he had last seen him, but Pippi is nowhere to be found. Red looks around and finally spots his pokemon eating parfait at an outdoor ice cream shop! Pippi tells his trainer that he's full now, so Red proclaims that he can fight now. However, instead of jumping up to fight, Pippi decides to take a nap instead! Red angrily wakes his pokemon up, who thinks that he has no chance of ever winning a pokemon battle. Red then informs Pippi of his good news; the city that they're in is called Nibi City, and it has a trainer named Takeshi who runs a Pokemon Gym! Red tells Pippi that if he fights this trainer and earns the gym's badge, he can become stronger. Pippi starts to get excited as the two head for the gym.
The gang arrives shortly, ready to battle. Pippi decides to do some training first, so he starts to lift weights, do sit-ups, run, and jump rope. After Pippi's workout is finished, Red thinks his pokemon is ready to battle, but the only thing the now-tired Pippi wants to do is take a nap! Suddenly, a loud noise is heard coming from the gym, followed by Green being thrown through one of the gym's window! As Green tries to recover from the shock, he tells Red that Takeshi and his pokemon are too strong to battle. Green's Hitokage is also worn out, causing Pippi to try to run away. Red notices a little bit too late as Pippi manages to duck into an alley. Red chases after, but when he arrives at the alley, he's greeted by an old man instead! The old man is obviously Pippi in disguise, so Red wastes no time in scolding his pokemon for trying such a stupid trick. As Red recaptures his pokemon, Green starts to walk away, warning Red to be careful.
Just then, Takeshi appears at the door of his gym with his Iwaku wrapped around him like a scarf! Pippi is intimidated by Takeshi's pokemon, who recognizes Pippi as "that stupid Pippi." Takeshi simply snubs the young challenger, saying that he can defeat him in five minutes. Red tells Pippi that they have to fight, but Red's pokemon is still apprehensive about battling. Eventually, Red coerces Pippi to enter the gym.
Inside, Red and Pippi are amazed to see all the Monster Balls that belong to Takeshi. As Red and Pippi look around, Pippi hears a cry that belongs to his cousin, Pikachu! Takeshi had caught Pippi's cousin somewhere along the way, and this fills Pippi with anger. The fairy pokemon charges toward Iwaku, but the attack has no effect! Iwaku tells his opponent that his body is made out of rock, and that an attack like that is like suicide. Pippi doesn't quit yet; he gets out a jackhammer and a hard hat and starts using it on the rock pokemon! However, the assault seems to be like a massage to the large pokemon, not causing any damage at all! Next, the tenacious Pippi throws a stick of dynamite at Takeshi's pokemon! Iwaku is worried for a second before he successfully swats it back with his tail. The TNT explodes in front of Pippi, sending him hurtling toward the ceiling! Takeshi laughs at Pippi's efforts as Red's pokemon proclaims that it's only getting started.
All of a sudden, Pippi shouts out "Transform!" (Henshin!) and vanishes in a puff of smoke! Red is happy since Iwaku can't attack what he can't see. However, Red's Pippi didn't really vanish; it just used Minimize to shrink itself before hiding itself under a desk! After Iwaku discovers Pippi's ruse, the fairy pokemon returns to normal size. Red then bends over to Pippi and tells him that Iwaku is weak against water, so Pippi runs off and fetches a bucket full of water. Iwaku becomes nervous, but his fears are laid to rest when Pippi accidentally slips and falls, pouring all the water on himself.
Takeshi has had enough, so he orders his pokemon to finish the battle. As soon as the command to attack is given, both Red and Pippi start to retreat. Iwaku chases after them, unaware that Pippi is leading it around one of the columns supporting the ceiling. Suddenly, Pippi stops to laugh at Iwaku, who has inadvertently coiled itself to look like poo! Takeshi calls his pokemon stupid for being made a fool of, causing Iwaku to hurry up and resume the battle. The rock-type pokemon wraps its body around Pippi and begins to crush the pokemon as it tells Pippi to die. Suddenly, Pippi gets an idea! The fairy pokemon grabs a marker and starts to draw a picture of himself on the end of Iwaku's tail. Iwaku looks down and mistakes the drawing for the real Pippi, so he releases Red's pokemon and starts chasing after his own tail! Takeshi yells at his pokemon to stop, but it's too late; Iwaku has managed to make himself dizzy! Now's Pippi's chance! Pippi grabs one of the gym's pillars and whacks Iwaku over the head with it, knocking Takeshi's pokemon out. Pippi wins the battle! Red is awarded the Grey Badge as Pippi approaches Pikachu's Monster Ball to let it out. Red offers Pikachu to join the group, and the pokemon shows its acceptance by hugging Red and electrocuting him! Pippi takes the opportunity to mention that Pikachu will sometimes shock people when it's happy. The chapter ends with Red chasing Pippi and Pikachu, demanding to know why he wasn't told this in the first place.
Chapter Four: "Receive the Moon Stone!!"
Red, Pippi, and Pikachu have stopped to camp for the night. Red complains that they haven't eaten anything for two days, but stops when he notices that Pippi has gorged himself out on fish! And he has another fish with him! Red tries to take the fish away from Pippi, but the pokemon argues that he has to save it for tomorrow. As the two struggle, Pippi's fish falls from their grasp and right into Pikachu's mouth! The mouse pokemon swallows the fish in one gulp, much to Pippi's dismay! Since his meal is now gone, Pippi feels that it's Pikachu's responsibility to catch him another fish. So, he takes Pikachu over to the nearby river and plans to use his tail as a fishing lure! Red warns Pippi, saying that Pikachu's body conducts electricity when placed in water, but Pippi ignores Red's warning as Pikachu poops into the river! After being scolded by Pippi, Pikachu's tail is dipped into the water, causing all the fish in the water to become electrocuted! Now the trio has all the fish they can eat! The gang gathers around a campfire and start pigging out on all the meat Pikachu got for them.
That night, the gang is still eating when a Zubat swoops down and takes one of Pippi's fish. Pippi tells him to give it back, but the Zubat won't return the fish to "that stupid Pippi." Pippi responds by tackling Zubat, sending it spiraling down toward the earth. When it lands, a glow of light is seen; Zubat has evolved into Golbat! And he's pissed off! Golbat starts to chase after Pippi, threatening to drink his blood, until a Monster Ball is thrown at the bat pokemon. Golbat is caught in the Monster Ball, and before long the trainer who threw the Monster Ball is revealed to be Green! Green taunts the trio for a little while before telling him that he doesn't bother with small fry like them. He's on a mission to find all 151 pokemon, including the legendary pokemon Myuu! Green turns around and walks off, wishing Red good luck. Red is now determined to surpass his rival, so he thinks of ways of getting new pokemon. Red reasons that Pikachu should be able to evolve, and Pippi pipes up and says that he can evolve too! Red asks him how, and he responds by saying that he needs a lot of delicious food before he can evolve! Red runs off to fetch some, thinking that Pippi won't be able to evolve until then. Red returns shortly after with a buffet of fruit! After the fairy pokemon is done eating, he says that the next step is to have a hot bath. And after that, Pippi takes a nap! Red yells at Pippi, telling him to be serious for once.
After Red's beaten up Pippi, the fairy pokemon tells his trainer that here at the Moon-Viewing Mountain (Mt. Moon), there is a mysterious stone called the Moon Stone that will enable Pippi to become stronger. This motivates Red to start a search for this stone, so Red, Pippi, and Pikachu start to look through the grass. Red asks his pokemon what the stone looks like, but Pippi doesn't have any idea because he'd never seen one himself! Red starts to yell at his pokemon until he is told to be quiet by a Kabigon sleeping in a nearby tree! Red, who had never seen a pokemon like that before, is told that the Kabigon has been living in the forest near the Moon-Viewing Mountain for 100 years. Pippi becomes excited and asks the pokemon if he knows anything about the Moon Stone, and he responds by telling him that a leader in Hanada City named Kasumi has one of these stones. Red and Pippi become excited, so they instantly head toward Hanada City.
When the trio arrives in Hanada City, they are shocked to learn that the gym is situated in the middle of a river! As they try to figure out a way to get to the gym, Red and the gang are approached by the Gym Leader, Kasumi! Pippi notices that Kasumi is wearing a Moon Stone around her neck, and Kasumi guesses that the stone is the gang's objective. She tells them that if they want it, they'll have to defeat her in a pokemon battle first! Pippi is fired up until he sees Kasumi's pokemon rise from the river around her gym; it's a Kamex! Pippi starts to run away, but Red pulls him back, saying that he has to battle. Meanwhile, Kamex starts to taunt the "cowardly pokemon," a comment which insults Red's pokemon. Pippi jumps up and moves in to kick Kamex, but the turtle pokemon withdraws its head into its shell to avoid the attack! Pippi goes crashing into the gym's wall, but he won't give up yet! Pippi returns to the battle, this time holding a large stick. Pippi approaches Kamex and starts trying to flip Kamex over on its shell, but it's no use! Kamex simply slaps the pokemon away, confusing it for a while.
Kasumi decides to get serious, so she orders her Kamex to give their opponent an example of their power. Kamex's cannons appear on its shell as two tubes slide out of its back and into the river behind it. Water comes rushing up the tubes and are fired out of the cannons on Kamex's back, producing a Hydro Pump-like attack! The attack hits Pippi dead-on, pushing it further against the wall! Luckily, Pippi is able to muster enough energy to create a Barrier attack which repels Kamex's stream of water. Red laughs at how easily Pippi deflected the attack, but it's Kasumi who has the last laugh when debris such as seashells and leaves start pouring out the Hydro Pump! The shells hit Pippi, knocking him into the water! Pippi is unable to swim, so Red can only sit by helplessly as he watches his pokemon sink below the water's surface.
Suddenly, Kasumi notices that the water around her gym has started to recede. Before too long, everyone is able to see the cause; Pippi has been sucking up all the water in the river! The fairy pokemon has ballooned out to a huge size, and soon he releases all the water onto Kamex! The large amount of water sends Kamex blasting off (the way the Rocket-Dan is sent blasting off in the Pocket Monsters anime series), earning a victory for Red and Pippi! As Red and Pikachu congratulate their comrade, Kasumi concedes defeat. She approaches Red to give him the Moon Stone as his reward, but a mysterious figure whizzes by and snatches it from her hand! As everyone wonders what happened, Green and his Hitokage approach our heroes and asks them if the legendary pokemon Myuu just came by as everyone realizes who it was who stole Pippi's Moon Stone! Red wonders what the pokemon could want with an item like that, but there's no time to ponder that now; they have to find Myuu and retrieve Pippi's Moon Stone!
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