To the point Pokemon Special is a manga which is based of the video games.
The protaginists of the story are named after the versions.
The artist changed after the 9th volume.
The series has been running ever since the original gameboy days when red,blue were played(those were the days) and is still running today.
The series is split into arcs.
Vols.1-3 covers red, blue and green arc
vols.4-7 covers Yellow arc
vols 8-14 cover Gold, Silver and Crystal arc.
vols.15-22 cover Ruby, Sapphire arc.
vols.23-25 cover Leaf green and fire red arc.
vols.26-29 cover Emerald arc.
vols.30-??? cover the diamond and pearl arc
The platinum arc is running in magazines.
They are direct sequels of each other and not restart of stories.
First off the series is pretty much an all ages title however thats a completely different story compared to the anime.
A few example would be:
1) when Ruby meets Sapphire, Sapphire falls unconsious and Ruby takes her measurements while asleep and leaves a new set of clothes for her
2) When Emerald takes a whizz at the top of the battle tower and makes a rainbow,Ruby and Sapphire see and have a WTF! sick expressions on their faces and when Emerald notices them and turns around(I dont need to tell you what happens).
3) A voodoo doll is used to snap a girl`s arm off(yes OFF)
4)though it doesnt happen often there sometimes are bloody situations such as as Ruby receiving a scar as a child when protecting Sapphire.
5)The leaders of team magma and aqua fight each other to the death since only one could live.
Theres even some drama.
Also the Fire red and Leaf green arc has an unexpected bad ending(I wont spoil).
Emerald taking a whizz off the tower and turning his P***s towards Ruby and Sapphire:http://www.mangafox.com/manga/pok_mon_adve...v28/c320/8.html
Each generation has 3 pokedex holders which the story kind of makes them out as the three musketeers(tends to be 2 male and 1 female), when all 3 pokedex holders are closeby they will beep.
Here is a list of the pokedex holders,
You will all know him as they you played as in R,B,Y and LG, FR.
He is the first pokedex holder who in the current story is treated as the most powerful trainer.
In HG/SS you face him with his all his party over lv.80
Your rival in R,B,Y and LG, FR and also in the anime known as Gary.
Green`s personality is a strong type with almost no flaws in his personality.
He knows when not to overexert himself as he knew he nad no chance against Mew and decided to withdraw from the battle in the first chapter.
He ends up blind when fighting Agatha`s Gengar.
You get to play as her in FR, LG however she was in the manga back in the original Gameboy times.
She stole her Squirtle from Oak`s lab but Oak eventually gave the ok for her to keep it.
She is an intelligent thief who later teams up with Green and Red to fight of Team Rocket.
She directly fights Sabrina.
Team Rocket comprise of some goons and the high ranking officers are the gym leaders fro Kanto such as Surge and Sabrina.
She has a dark past with Silver.
Starter, Red`s Pikachu
Yellow is someone who neither appears in the games or the anime and lives in Viridian forest and is friends with Blue.
Yellow has a special ability that is able to read the hearts of pokemon.
Yellow looks a boy but is in fact a girl, she hides that fact by wearing a hat.
He helps the others fight the Elite 4.
He fights Lance the champion.
A hot-headed guy. no comment you play as him in G,S,C and HG,SS.
He steals his pokemon from Elm lab like Blue and he runs missions in Johto asked by Blue.
He plays your rival in the games.
He seems to be the silent type.
He has a blood relationship with Giovanni, the leader of team rocket.
Has a dark past with Blue.
Almost every pokemon
You play as her in Crystal version.
An expert in catching pokemon, Oak asks her to catch pokemon and she drives Oak mad when listing the ones she captures.
She likes to use the false swipe method which is probably the best way to weaken.
She came close to capturing Suicune.
Team Rocket is run by a mysterious person.
Sabrina, Surge and others are trying to get their organization back in order.
Due to an incident in yellow Red and Sabrina found the silver springs in Johto and they came across each other in the hot springs...
You play as him in R,S,E.
He hates fighting, he loves beauty more than anything.
He makes a bet with Sapphire that he will collect all the contest ribbons in Hoenn and be back in the same spot withing 80 days.
You play as her in R,S,E.
You may know as her as May(Haruka in original japanese) in the anime.
She is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT to her anime counterpart.
She first appears and acts like a female tarzan and is quite feral.
She is daughter of the prof.
She makes a bet with Ruby that she will collect gym badges and make it back to the same spot before Ruby within 80 days.
Her father is shocked when she wore normal clothes and left home(the clothes Ruby gave her).
Neither appears in anime or games.
Hates pokemon, likes pokemon battles and is good at it. he has no pokemon,
He borrows pokemon from Crystal and fights at the battle frontier.
He meets the Sceptile that was sopposed be his starter in the past.
He is extremely short, he wears extendable arms and legs.
Crystal gave him a mission to capture Jirachi.
You play as him in D,P, PT
different from his game counterpart he part of the comedy duo with Pearl. he plays the broke(funny man).
you know him as your rival in the games and Barry in the anime.
Pearl is different to his agame/anime counterpart.
He is always energitic and and comes up with comedy acts with Diamond.
Due to a mix-up he and Diamond beleived to be on reality tv-show where thay have to accompany Berlitz to Mount Coronet and win a prize.
The platinum arc has her going to the distortion world.
You play as her in the games and you know her in the anime as Dawn(Hikari in the original japanese). Again manga counterpart is different
From a wealthy family of 200 years, has an elegent atmosphere.
She has to fulfill a family tradition of going to the top of Mount Coronet to gather materials to create her own personal family crest.
Two bodyguards were hired to go with her but due to a mix-up Diamond and Pearl accompanied her. Platinum beleives that they are her bodyguards.
Platinum refers to introduce herself because he does not give her name to commoners, you acually dont know her name until later in the series, D and P refer to her as missy.
She rides on her Ponyta when travelling with D and P.
She collects gym badges on the way, D and P give her advice using theur comedy acts.
Whenever she laughs at D and P`s acts she keeps a straight face on and denies it, she also likes to do practical things like mining.
Whenever she tries to imitate she make the face and denies it.
Her butler worries about her crazy and calls her from now and then.
Platinum-ojou-sama is the best!
Some Platinum denials :http://www.mangafox.com/manga/pok_mon_adve...v30/c339/7.htmlhttp://www.mangafox.com/manga/pok_mon_adve...30/c340/21.htmlhttp://www.mangafox.com/manga/pok_mon_adve.../c341/5.html(so
The series has been released in Singapore in english but you read from left to right.
Red,blue, green, yellow arc was released twice in the US but in left to right format.
Recently Viz media started to release the series but this time in the original right to left format.
They have released the first 2 volumes so far.
Dragon guard have translated the entirety of red,blue, green and yellow arc and a bit of gold, silver and crystal.
After that some group uploaded the singapre scans(are in english already and are read from left to right).
You can read the manga on mangafox or download the series on mangahelpers.
I`m definately going to buy the diamond, pearl and platinum arcs when they`re out.
Its not a best series but if you like pokemon, the games etc.
This is definately worth ago.
Recommended by the Kind perverted Guardian Sayo`s Guardian.