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How Do You Do, Pikachu?
Nice to Meet You, Pikachu!
Collected in Vol. 1
Chapter number 1
Manga series Magical Pokémon Journey
Previous Chapter None
Next Chapter Clefairy Comes Through!

How Do You Do, Pikachu? (Japanese: はじめましてピカチュウ, Nice to Meet You, Pikachu!), was the very first chapter of the Magical Pokémon Journey manga series. It is the first chapter of the first volume.


Hazel starts on her journey to collect Pokémon for Grandpa, and meets Pikachu.

Important characters and Pokémon

Chapter Guide

Hazel has baked a cake for Almond, her Pokémon Trainer crush. Unbeknownst to Almond, Hazel has laced the cake with a love potion from the scientist Grandpa. The potion is unstable, however, and the cake and house explode. Pikachu watches these events, and flees the scene after the explosion.

Furious, Hazel returns to Grandpa's laboratory. In exchange for an improved love potion, she agrees to catch Pokémon for his research (and so he may impress girls). She readily agrees, and sets off in a new outfit, made for her by Grandpa.

Hazel meets Pikachu, but is unsuccessful in catching him. She finds Almond, who attempts to describe the Pokémon she has just discovered with a poor-quality drawing. Displeased by the picture, Pikachu ThunderShocks both of them. Hazel is somehow left unscathed.

Hazel befriends Pikachu and Grandpa, watching from a crystal ball, reveals that the suit is resistant to electricity.

Character introductions

  • Hazel
  • Almond
  • Grandpa
  • Pikachu

Important events

  • Hazel sets out to catch Pokémon for Grandpa
  • Hazel meets Pikachu

Translation edits

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