Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

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Be the Best! Pokémon B+W (Japanese: 究めろ!! ポケモンB・W Be a Master!! Pokémon BW) is a one-volume manga created by Naoto Katsumi. It is loosely based on the games Pokémon Black and White and has been described as an "advice comic" by CoroCoro. Chapters have appeared in both the monthly CoroCoro Comics magazine and in CoroCoro Comics Special, which is published every other month.

Chapters of this manga are largely episodic, with main character Monta and other characters owning new Pokémon from chapter to chapter with no explanation on how or when they were captured. Each chapter serves to illustrate a game mechanic or other feature from the series, such as Abilities and Triple Battles.


Edition Country Company Date ISBN
First Edition by Shogakukan First
Japan Shogakukan August 26, 2011 ISBN 9784091413086
First Edition by Shogakukan Asia First
Singapore Shogakukan Asia August 27, 2014 ISBN 9789810795900
First Edition by Daewon C.I. First
South Korea Daewon C.I. April 15, 2012 ISBN 9788925294926
First Edition by Ching Win Publishing Group First
Taiwan Ching Win Publishing Group January 23, 2013 ISBN 9789863105213
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Thailand Nation Edutainment February 10, 2015 ISBN 9786163233455


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International versions

In the Greater China region, Ching Win translates the manga to Traditional Mandarin under the title 鑽研吧!! 神奇寶貝B·W.

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