Pokémon New Character Special

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Pokémon New Character Special
ISBN: 1-902836-54-5
Published: 2001
Publisher: Pedigree Books Limited
Author: N/A

Pokémon New Character Special is a book showing 70 of the 100 Generation II Pokémon. Also included are activities and puzzles, along with a story and the complete list of the first 150 Pokémon.

Story synopsis

The story is called "Hail, Heracross!". It is a variation of Episode 119 of the Pokémon anime, A Sappy Ending.

Ash and his friends are on their way to Violet City when they come across a patch of trees with their branches stripped of leaves. Pikachu notices some Heracross and Ash decides to catch one, but a Ranger called Woodruff appears and warns Ash that catching one might upset the balance of the forest. He tells them that the Butterfree need the Heracross to dig into trees to acquire sap. He then goes on to explain that the reason the trees are bare is because a gang of Pinsir had invaded. Six Pinsir then show up and start to attack a lone Heracross. Ash sends out Bulbasaur and Pikachu to help and they drive the Pinsir away. Woodruff goes on to say that the Pinsir and Heracross once lived together peacefully, but that something had driven the Pinsir into the Heracross' territory. Ash and others decide to find out what that is.

They arrive at a canyon where the bridge into the Pinsir's forest has been broken. In order to pass, Heracross uproots a tree and creates a bridge. Once they cross they see a giant Pinsir made of steel. It was one of Team Rocket's machines which they had built to retrieve all the sap from the trees to create "Rocket Sauce" which they would then sell. Brock realizes this is why the Pinsir had to leave, but Team Rocket suddenly attack. Jessie and James send out Lickitung and Victreebel, but instead of fighting, they start to eat the sap. Meowth then attacks with "Super-Pinsir", to which Ash reacts by telling Bulbasaur to use Razor Leaf (to no effect). Pikachu then tries a ThunderShock which is deflected back, incapacitating him. Finally, Heracross lifts up the Pinsir and flips it off its feet, causing the sap tank to burst and wash over Team Rocket, resulting in Team Rocket blasting off.

With Team Rocket defeated the Pinsir return to their forest and the balance is restored. Ash and his friends then decide to keep going on their journey. As they leave, the Heracross follows Ash and decides to join them on their journey.


  • Pokémon is sometimes spelled as 'Pokemon', without the accent on the e.
  • The Pokémon Profiles continuation says "Continued from page 44" when it is actually continued from page 40.
  • When showing the new Pokémon it says there are 29 new Pokémon to collect, when it in fact shows 70 and there are 100 new Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

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