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| The Electric Tale of Pikachu volume 2
Volume 2: Pikachu Shocks Back is the second of four volumes of the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu created by 小野 敏洋 Toshihiro Ono.
- Misty rejoins the group.
- Ash wins the Pokémon free-for-all race on behalf of Lara Laramie.
- Ash helps Mikey get accepted into the fellowship The Knights of the E Stone.
- Ash and company are separated from Pikachu, but are reunited in the Hidden Village.
- Ash's Pikachu meets a herd of wild Pikachu and befriends them.
- Ash loses Pikachu twice in this volume, but they are reunited both times.
- Jessie and James are shown battling Koga in a montage sequence in ET07, though it is not stated if they win or lose.
Much like in the first volume, much of the large busts and revealing clothing, such as the Nurses in ET06, was edited out and re-drawn for VIZ Media's translation. Unlike the first volume, however, Chuang Yi's translation does not contain these edits, as Chuang Yi's translation of the second volume was based on the original Japanese and not VIZ Media's version.
Just like the first volume, Pikachu Shocks Back was released by VIZ Media as four monthly issues containing one chapter each, comprising the entire first volume collectively, which was released separately. These monthly comic book issues were released in 1999. As a bonus, these monthly releases each contained fan letters and fan artwork which were not included in the regular volume releases.
The following monthly comic book issues were released:
Other special releases
A sampler of To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That Is the Question! was included with the VIZ Media anime home video release "The Great Race".