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Dogasu's Backpack | Manga Guide | Pocket Monsters (2019)

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The fourth graphic novel collection of Machito Gomi's Pocket Monsters series will released on November 26th, 2021. It contains Chapters Nineteen through Twenty-Four as they appeared in the June 2021 through November 2021 issues of CoroCoro Comics.

Table of Contents
Chapter Number Chapter Title CoroCoro Comics Issue
- Chapter Title TBA -
June 2021
- Chapter Title TBA -
July 2021
- Chapter Title TBA -
August 2021
- Chapter Title TBA -
September 2021
- Chapter Title TBA -
October 2021
- Chapter Title TBA -
November 2021

Chapter Nineteen
CoroCoro Comics June 2021 Issue

Publication Date:  May 14th, 2021
Number of Pages:  ??
Corresponding TV episode(s):  Episode 065 "Dragon Battle! Satoshi vs. Iris!!"

CoroCoro Comics June 2021

Coming Soon!


Chapter Twenty
CoroCoro Comics July 2021 Issue

Publication Date:  June 15th, 2021
Number of Pages:  30
Corresponding TV episode(s):  Episode 068 "A Rival for Gou!? The Path to Mew!!"

CoroCoro Comics July 2021

Coming Soon!


Chapter Twenty-One
CoroCoro Comics August 2021 Issue

Publication Date:  July 15th, 2021
Number of Pages:  26
Corresponding TV episode(s):  Episode 071 "Let's Go! Project Mew!!"

CoroCoro Comics August 2021

Coming Soon!


Chapter Twenty-Two
CoroCoro Comics September 2021 Issue

Publication Date:  August 12th, 2021
Number of Pages:  29 pages
Corresponding TV episode(s):  Episode 078 "The Sakuragi Laboratory's Being Targeted!"

It's nighttime at the Sakuragi Laboratory, and Gou's Jimeleon sees an odd zigzag pattern darting through the darkness. The next morning, our heroes discover that all the data that they'd collected from the Isshu Region has vanished! The same thing happens the following night, only this time it's the data from the Galar Region that's gone missing. Jimeleon witnesses just how upset its Trainer is getting by these thefts; to Gou, that stolen data represents a record of all the precious experiences he's had traveling around. That night, a newly determined Jimeleon stakes out the inside of Dr. Sakuragi's laboratory. The zigzag pattern reappears, and Jimeleon discovers that it belongs to...a Kakuleon!? Everyone in the lab wakes up and chases the Color Swap Pokémon outside where its Trainer, a young man named Yabashi, is waiting for it. A Pokémon battle begins when Kakuleon using Sucker Punch on Gou's unsuspecting Jimeleon. Eventually, Gou jumps in between Jimeleon and Kakuleon to protect his Pokémon and so Jimeleon responds by evolving into Inteleon! Kakuleon tries to attack the newly evolved Pokémon with Iron Tail but Inteleon manages to slither out of the way before launching its own counterattack. Yabashi sees that he has no chance of winning so he tries to fly away on a jetpack but Inteleon uses its new technique, Snipe Shot, to bring Yabashi crashing back to earth. Later, Yabashi reveals that he's actually a huge fan of Dr. Sakuragi and that he only stole the data so he could learn more about the man he reveres so much. The data's not completely gone, he adds, so Dr. Sakuragi says that as long as he returns it then all will be forgiven. Now that the stolen data's been recovered Gou and his Inteleon look back at their adventures so far.

This manga chapter came out on August 12th but the TV episode on which it's based won't air until August 27th. This is only the second time this has ever happened with this series; the first time was with Chapter Two in the January 2020 issue of CoroCoro Comics. Every other manga chapter has come out after the episodes on which they're based has aired, not before.

Differences between the comic and the TV series

Coming Soon!

Chapter Twenty-Three
CoroCoro Comics October 2021 Issue

Publication Date:  September 15th, 2021
Number of Pages:  28 pages
Corresponding TV episode(s):  Episode 077 "A Super-Electromagnetic Hyper Class Battle!" & Episode 080 "A Trial Mission! Ulgamoth's Golden Scales!!"

Satoshi and Gou both receive word of the next challenge in their respective journeys and so the two of them decide to part ways; Satoshi goes to the Sinnoh Region to have a Pokémon World Championships match against the Gym Leader Denji while Gou sets off for the Isshu Region on his first official Project Mew mission. Satoshi's adventure starts with a match between his Lucario and Denji's Rentora. Rentora uses Electric Terrain to power up its Rising Voltage attack and so Lucario responds with Aura Sphere. In the Isshu Region, meanwhile, Gou heads inside a mine on a mission to gather the scales of the Legendary Pokémon Ulgamoth. But before long the young Trainer finds himself being chased by a group of wild Dangoro! As he runs Gou comes across an adventurer who himself is being chased by wild Pokémon. Gou calls on his Aceburn and Inteleon to send the wild Pokémon packing and allow Gou and his new adventurer friend to continue further into the mine. The two Trainers eventually come across a group of Pokémon eggs that the adventurer then tries to steal for himself...!? The young adventurer, who turns out to be a Pokémon Hunter, calls on his Denchura to use Sticky Web to keep Gou from interfering. He then starts to gather up the legendary Pokémon eggs, unaware that a group of angry Merlarva are closing in on the two of them. Back in Sinnoh, Rentora uses Rising Voltage to break through Lucario's combination of Double Team and Aura Sphere. Lucario then uses Reversal to soften the impact of Rentora's Snarl attack and so Rentora prepares yet another Rising Voltage assault. Lucario counters with Reversal, but will that be enough to win Satoshi the battle!? And what's going to happen to Gou? To be continued!

This chapter is part one of a two-parter.

Differences between the comic and the TV series

In the animated series, Satoshi and Gou went on both adventures; Gou went with Satoshi to the Sinnoh Region to watch his battle with Denji and then, a few episodes later, Satoshi went with Gou to the Isshu Region to help out with his Project Mew mission.

In the manga, however, the two boys go on each adventure separately. The manga chapter is set up as two solo adventures and so Satoshi does not go to the Isshu Region and vice versa.

Chapter Twenty-Four
CoroCoro Comics November 2021 Issue

Publication Date:  October 15th, 2021
Number of Pages:  32
Corresponding TV episode(s):  Episode 077 "A Super-Electromagnetic Hyper Class Battle!" & Episode 080 "A Trial Mission! Ulgamoth's Golden Scales!!"

In the Sinnoh Region, Rentora's Rising Voltage and Lucario's Reversal result in a double knock out! For their next battle, Satoshi and Denji send out their Pikachu and Elekible respectively. Pikachu jumps right into it with a Thunderbolt but its attack gets absorbed by Elekible's Motor Drive Ability and so Satoshi switches it up by having Pikachu use Iron Tail. Elekible counters with an Iron Tail of its own, but the fact that Elekible actually has two tails instead of one gives it an advantage! Meanwhile, in the Isshu Region, the group of Merlarva who had surrounded Gou and the Pokémon Hunter shoot off some fire attacks that knock out the Hunter's Denchura. The flames also happen to free Gou from the web that had been pinning him down, enabling him to join the fray with his Aceburn and Inteleon. Gou's Pokémon launch a volley of attacks that sends the Pokémon Hunter running, ensuring that the Pokémon and their Eggs are all safe. But now there's a new problem; the mineshaft they're all in has caught on fire! Gou, the Merlarva, and the Pokémon Eggs are all about to be crushed by falling debris when a Shiny Merlarva appears, evolves into Ulgamoth, and uses Fire Spin to suck up all the fire in the area! As it takes care of the fire, Gou scrambles to gather the golden Ulgamoth scales flitting about through the sky. Back in the Sinnoh Region, Satoshi decides to end the battle with Pikachu's Z-Move, 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. Elekible's Motor Drive absorbs the energy, as expected, but the amount of electricity pouring out of Pikachu is just too much for it to handle! Elekible essentially "overloads," causing a huge explosion that knocks it unconscious! With both of Denji's Pokémon knocked out, Satoshi is declared the winner!

Back at the Sakuragi Laboratory, Satoshi and Gou recap their adventures to each other; Satoshi's won his first Hyper Class Battle while Gou has completed his first Project Mew Trial Mission. After restating their goals to each other, Gou receives a message on his phone with information about an unidentified Mythical Pokémon! The two boys grin before running out of the lab, ready for their next adventure.

The End

This chapter is part two of a two-parter.

On September 17th, 2021, Machito Gomi revealed in this tweet that the chapter in the November 2021 issue will be the final one of the series. He thanks the fans for all their support and assures them that while the manga is wrapping up, the animated series on which it's based will continue.

Differences between the comic and the TV series

Like with the previous chapter, Satoshi and Gou go on solo adventures in the manga while both Trainers are present for both adventures in the animated series.

Since this is the last chapter of the manga, a brand new scene is added at the end to help wrap up the series.


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