The Electric Tale of Pikachu

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VIZ Media cover artwork of Volume 1

The Electric Tale of Pikachu (Japanese: ポケットモンスター・電撃ピカチュウ Pocket Monsters: Dengeki Pikachu) is a four-volume manga series by Toshihiro Ono. Its four volumes were translated into English by VIZ Media under the names The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Pikachu Shocks Back, Electric Pikachu Boogaloo, and Surf's Up, Pikachu, respectively. Chuang Yi's Singapore English version uses Electric Tale of Pikachu for all four volumes.

In Brazil, this series had only the first volume released, with its four chapters split in four volumes. The split volumes used the American covers and it was based on the American censored version.

The characters are the same as in the anime, and the series loosely follows the plot of the anime up to the end of the Orange League, although characters differ between versions in significant ways. For instance, Brock's romantic advances often work, Ash does most of his traveling solo, Gary has a sister, Sabrina is nice, and Jessie and James end up as a couple.

The story is not very sequential, as only a few select anime episodes were picked to be adapted into manga form.

The manga concluded with Ash's victory in the Orange League. The entire last volume focuses on it.

List of chapters

Volume One: The Electric Tale of Pikachu!

Volume Two: Pikachu Shocks Back

Volume Three: Electric Pikachu Boogaloo

Volume Four: Surf's Up, Pikachu

Controversy and Censorship