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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた！ Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!) is a manga adaptation of the movie of the same name. It is adapted by Ryo Takamisaki. It started serializing on July 2, 2017 in MangaONE, a Japanese manga smartphone app by Shogakukan. The English release combines both parts of the Japanese release into one volume and was released on December 11, 2018.
List of volumes
||August 28, 2017
||December 11, 2018
||May 24, 2019
||December 27, 2017
Differences between the anime and the manga
- Ash and Cross first encounter each other at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
- Cross received his Charmander from Professor Oak.
- With the exception of capturing Caterpie, the montage of Ash and Pikachu's journey before going to the Pokémon Center is skipped over entirely.
- In the movie, Ash never meets Team Rocket. In the manga, he briefly sees them at the Pokémon Center, though he never encounters them again.
- Verity and Sorrel are first seen when Ash encounters Entei instead of showing up at the Pokémon Center.
- Verity's mother is never brought up.
- Cross does not learn that Ash possesses the Rainbow Wing at the library.
- Agatha's cameo appearance as Ash's teacher in the nightmare sequence is omitted.
- The brief battle between Ash and Pikachu against Ho-Oh is not shown.
- In the English version, Sorrel erroneously refers to Ash's Charmeleon as Charmander during its battle with Cross's Incineroar.