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Pokémon by Jason R. Rich is the first Pokémon book to be published in the Pathways to Adventure series. It was published by Sybex on March 1, 1999 and is 103 pages in length.
Journey with Ash as he travels the vast and magical world of Pokémon. Learn his secrets for collecting and raising these extraordinary creatures, and cheer as he defeats rival Trainers and outsmarts the sinister society of Team Rocket!
As you enjoy the story, you'll also get valuable strategies and clues for finding Poké Balls, powerful potions, weapons, and much more that you can use in the GameBoy game!
The book's story is adapted from the plot of Pokémon Red and Blue Versions and told from a third person perspective. It includes dialogue spoken by Red (known as Ash in this novel, similarly, Blue has the matching name of Gary). The story is intended to provide game information and strategies for readers as well as entertainment.