Electric Tale of Pikachu issue 2

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This article is about the first monthly issue of The Electric Tale of Pikachu containing only the second chapter. For the second collected volume of The Electric Tale of Pikachu, see Electric Tale of Pikachu volume 2.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu issue 2 is the second monthly issue of the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu to be released by VIZ Media. It contains the third chapter of the manga, Clefairy Tale.

The reason the third chapter was published as issue 2 and chapter two published as issue 3 is widely speculated to be due to the VIZ Media receiving negative feedback on the largely unedited amounts of cleavage from Misty and May Oak in issue #1, so extensive editing was done on chapter two to cover up Misty and her sisters' revealing swimsuits, requiring chapter three to be released first to keep the releases on schedule. This reordering creates a continuity error, as Ash uses Butterfree in this chapter, which he actually captures as a Caterpie in issue #3/chapter two.

This issue was included as part of Volume 1 along with ET01, ET02, and ET04. The original order of the chapters was restored for the collected volume release.


Edition Country Company Date ISBN
First Edition by VIZ Media First
United States VIZ Media December 4, 1998 ISBN None
First Edition by Conrad Editora First
Brazil Conrad Editora Unknown ISBN Unknown
First Edition by Imavision Distribution Inc. First
Canada* Imavision Distribution Inc. Unknown ISBN Unknown


Important events

  • Ash travels to Mt. Moon.
  • Ash meets Professor Oak and Bill.
  • Ash, Oak, and Bill partake in the Clefairy Evolution Ceremony.
  • Professor Oak gives Ash a pre-release version of the New Pokédex.

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