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Secrets of the GS Ball by Jennifer L. Johnson is the twenty-fourth book of the adaption of the Pokémon anime and the eighth in the Johto Journeys series. It was published by Scholastic in September 2001 and is 88 pages in length.
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This book follows the plots of the anime episodes A Shadow of a Drought, Going Apricorn! and Gettin' the Bugs Out.
What's Bugging Ash?
Ash heads to Azalea Town to battle for the Hive Badge. But first he has to finish a top-secret mission for Professor Oak. The mysteries of the GS Ball are about to be revealed --- or are they?
Along the way, Brock catches a new Pokémon and Team Rocket messes things up again. Then Ash finally faces off for his second Johto League badge. Will he squish Bugsy's swarm off Bug Pokémon? Or will he suffer the sting of defeat?
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