List of Pokémon Adventures omnibus volumes

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In manga, an omnibus edition is a volume release collecting multiple volumes or chapters which were originally released separately. Manga publishers release omnibus collections typically of older works, combining them in a bargain format and often collecting a particular story arc, although some omnibus releases cover an entire manga series.

To date, the Pokémon Adventures manga has been released in omnibus format in several countries: in Japan, the United States/Canada/the United Kingdom/Australia, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Vietnam.

Japan

2011 releases

In 2011, a series of omnibus releases were announced in Japan, collecting the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. The Ruby & Sapphire chapter was chosen due to its high popularity in Japan. These volumes were issued under Shogakukan's "My First WIDE" brand.

While Volume 1 was released in March 2011, the other two planned volumes were cancelled and Volume 1 was quietly discontinued. This is believed to be due to the depictions of earthquakes and tsunami in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, which were deemed inappropriate following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[1]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 181 - 212 ISBN 4091410693 March 31, 2011
Volume 2 Volume 2 (unissued) 213 - ??? ISBN 4091626874 Projected for April 27, 2011
Volume 3 Volume 3 (unissued) ISBN Unknown Unissued

2014 releases

In 2014, Shogakukan announced that they would be releasing a new omnibus edition of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, in commemoration of the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The volumes will be released under Shogakukan's "My First Series" brand, which are bargain-priced volumes sold only in Japanese convenience stores. A total of four volumes were released, beginning with volume one on October 24, 2014.

Satoshi Yamamoto confirmed on his Twitter account that the new series of volumes has no connection to the 2011 releases and that the 2011 releases have been permanently discontinued.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 181 - 205 ISBN 4091196292 October 24, 2014
Volume 2 Volume 2 206 - ??? ISBN 4091196330 November 7, 2014
Volume 3 Volume 3 ISBN 4091196462 November 21, 2014
Volume 4 Volume 4 ISBN 4091196667 December 5, 2014

2017 releases

In 2017, it was announced that a new omnibus edition of the Red, Green & Blue chapter would be released under the title "Pocket Monsters Special Paperback Edition Red, Green & Blue Chapter". A total of two volumes were released, beginning with volume one on July 4. These volumes were later released in English in Singapore by Shogakukan Asia under the title "Pokémon Adventures RGB".

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 001 - 022 ISBN 4091424295 July 4, 2017
Volume 2 Volume 2 022 - 040 ISBN 4091424309 July 21, 2017

United States/Canada/United Kingdom/Australia

Collector's Edition

In July 2019, a series of omnibus volumes collecting the original first 29 volumes titled Pokémon Adventures Collector's Edition was announced by VIZ Media. A total of 10 volumes will be released, beginning with volume one which was released on April 14, 2020.

Cover Omnibus volume Volumes included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 1 - 40 ISBN 978-1974709649 April 14, 2020
Volume 2 Volume 2 41 - 78 ISBN 978-1974711222 June 9, 2020
Volume 3 Volume 3 79 - 116 ISBN 978-1974711239 August 11, 2020
Volume 4 Volume 4 117 - 154 ISBN 978-1974711246 October 13, 2020
Volume 5 Volume 5 155 - 190 ISBN 978-1974711253 December 8, 2020
Volume 6 Volume 6 191 - 226 ISBN 978-1974711260 February 9, 2021
Volume 7 Volume 7 227 - 259 ISBN 978-1974711277 April 13, 2021
Volume 8 Volume 8 260 - 287 ISBN 978-1974711284 June 8, 2021
Volume 9 Volume 9 288 - 317 ISBN 978-1974711291 August 10, 2021
Volume 10 Volume 10 318 - 337 ISBN 978-1974711307 October 12, 2021

Singapore

Red, Green & Blue chapter

In July 2018, a new series of omnibus volumes of the Red, Green & Blue chapter was announced by Shogakukan Asia, publishers of the Pokémon Adventures manga in Singapore. The volumes are based on the "Pocket Monsters Special Paperback Edition Red, Green & Blue Chapter" omnibus volumes released in Japan a year earlier. These releases use VIZ Media's translation.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 001 - 022 ISBN 9789811157097 July 2018
Volume 2 Volume 2 022 - 040 ISBN 9789811157103 July 2018

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

In January 2015, a new series of omnibus volumes was announced by Shogakukan Asia, publishers of the Pokémon Adventures manga in Singapore. The new omnibuses collect the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, originally found in Volume 15 through Volume 22, over a series of four volumes. These releases use VIZ Media's translation.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 181 - 201 ISBN 9810926960 January 28, 2015
Volume 2 Volume 2 202 - 226 ISBN 9810926979 February 25, 2015
Volume 3 Volume 3 227 - 249 ISBN 9810926987 April 22, 2015
Volume 4 Volume 4 250 - 267 ISBN 9810926995 May 27, 2015

France

Red, Green & Blue / Yellow chapters

On April 25, 2014, European French publisher Kurokawa announced they would start publishing the Red, Green & Blue and Yellow chapters together as a series of three omnibus volumes.[2] While both chapters had been previously released in France by publisher Glénat, these volumes feature a new translation. Kurokawa's omnibus volumes contain all the adventure route maps from the original Japanese volumes, but lack the character introduction pages from the beginning of those. A boxed set containing the three volumes was released on November 9, 2017.[3]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 1 - 33 ISBN 9782368520130 June 12, 2014[4]
Volume 2 Volume 2 34 - 60 ISBN 9782368520147 August 28, 2014[5]
Volume 3 Volume 3 61 - 90 ISBN 9782368520154 November 13, 2014[6]

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

On December 24, 2015, following the completion of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, Kurokawa announced they would start publishing the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter as a series of three omnibus volumes.[7] A boxed set containing the three volumes was released on November 15, 2018.[8]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 91 - 116 ISBN 9782368522219 February 11, 2016[9]
Volume 2 Volume 2 117 - 151 ISBN 9782368522776 June 9, 2016[10]
Volume 3 Volume 3 152 - 180 ISBN 9782368523827 October 13, 2016[11]

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

On November 21, 2014, following the completion of the Yellow chapter, Kurokawa announced they would start publishing the Ruby & Sapphire chapter as a series of three omnibus volumes, tying in with the newly released Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.[12] A boxed set containing the three volumes was released on October 10, 2019.[13]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 181 - 212 ISBN 9782368520895 December 11, 2014[14]
Volume 2 Volume 2 213 - 241 ISBN 9782368520871 March 12, 2015[15]
Volume 3 Volume 3 242 - 267 ISBN 9782368521540 July 2, 2015[16]

FireRed & LeafGreen / Emerald chapters

On March 24, 2017, Kurokawa announced they would start publishing the FireRed & LeafGreen and Emerald chapters together as a series of four omnibus volumes.[17] A boxed set containing the four volumes was released on October 8, 2020.[18]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 268 - 284 ISBN 9782368524961 April 13, 2017[19]
Volume 2 Volume 2 285 - 302 ISBN 9782368525074 June 8, 2017[20]
Volume 3 Volume 3 303 - 318 ISBN 9782368525319 August 24, 2017[21]
Volume 4 Volume 4 319 - 337 ISBN 9782368525326 October 12, 2017[22]

Diamond & Pearl / Platinum chapters

On January 16, 2018, Kurokawa announced they would start publishing the Diamond & Pearl and Platinum chapters together as a series of five omnibus volumes.[23]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 338 - 356 ISBN 9782368525876 February 8, 2018[24]
Volume 2 Volume 2 357 - 377 ISBN 9782368526446 June 14, 2018[25]
Volume 3 Volume 3 378 - 397 ISBN 9782368526545 August 23, 2018[26]
Volume 4 Volume 4 398 - 416 ISBN 9782368526552 December 6, 2018[27]
Volume 5 Volume 5 417 - 441 ISBN 9782368526569 March 14, 2019[28]

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

On October 10, 2018, Kurokawa announced they would publish the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter as a series of a single omnibus volume.[29]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 442 - 460 ISBN 9782368526576 November 15, 2018[30]

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

On October 28, 2020, Kurokawa announced they would start publishing the Black 2 & White 2 chapter as a series of two omnibus volumes.[31]

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 525 - 539 ISBN 9782380711684 March 11, 2021[32]
Volume 2 Volume 2 540 - 548 ISBN 9782380711691 June 10, 2021[33]

Germany

Red, Green & Blue / Yellow chapters

Cover illustration of the boxed set

To coincide with the twenty-fifth Anniversary celebration of the Pokémon franchise, German publisher Panini Comics reissued the first 90 rounds of the manga in one boxed set, consisting of three omnibus volumes, on August 31, 2021. Included with the books were seven postcards, with the original Japanese cover illustrations of the seven adapted volumes. The release itself is limited to 2500 copies.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 001 - 040 ISBN 9783741624209 August 31, 2021[34]
Volume 2 Volume 2 041 - 065
Volume 3 Volume 3 066 - 090

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

In March 2022, Panini is set to release a new limited-edition boxed set, this time for the Sun & Moon chapter, and consisting again of three omnibus volumes.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 001 - 013 ISBN 978-3-7416-2723-1 March 22, 2022[35]
Volume 2 Volume 2 015 - 025
Volume 3 Volume 3 026 - 037

Italy

Following the completion of the Black & White chapter in mini-volume format, J-POP started publishing the previous chapters in omnibus format through boxed sets.

Red, Green & Blue / Yellow chapters

The Red, Green & Blue and Yellow chapters were released together as a series of three omnibus volumes on November 16, 2016.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 1 - 33 ISBN 9788868837853 November 16, 2016
Volume 2 Volume 2 34 - 60 ISBN 9788868837860 November 16, 2016
Volume 3 Volume 3 61 - 90 ISBN 9788868837877 November 16, 2016

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

The Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter was released as a series of three omnibus volumes on November 15, 2017.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 4 Volume 4 91 - 116 ISBN 9788832751383 November 15, 2017
Volume 5 Volume 5 117 - 151 ISBN 9788832751390 November 15, 2017
Volume 6 Volume 6 152 - 180 ISBN 9788832751406 November 15, 2017

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

The Ruby & Sapphire chapter was released as a series of three omnibus volumes on October 24, 2018.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 7 Volume 7 181 - 212 ISBN 9788832753752 October 24, 2018
Volume 8 Volume 8 213 - 241 ISBN 9788832753769 October 24, 2018
Volume 9 Volume 9 242 - 267 ISBN 9788832753776 October 24, 2018

FireRed & LeafGreen / Emerald chapters

The FireRed & LeafGreen and Emerald chapters were released together as a series of four omnibus volumes on June 5, 2019.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 10 Volume 10 268 - 284 ISBN 9788832757552 June 5, 2019
Volume 11 Volume 11 285 - 302 ISBN 9788832758207 June 5, 2019
Volume 12 Volume 12 303 - 318 ISBN 9788832757576 June 5, 2019
Volume 13 Volume 13 319 - 337 ISBN 9788832757583 June 5, 2019

Diamond & Pearl chapter

The Diamond & Pearl chapter was released as a series of four omnibus volumes on October 30, 2019.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 14 Volume 14 338 - 356 ISBN 9788834900413 October 30, 2019
Volume 15 Volume 15 357 - 377 ISBN 9788834900420 October 30, 2019
Volume 16 Volume 16 378 - 397 ISBN 9788834900437 October 30, 2019
Volume 17 Volume 17 398 - 416 ISBN 9788834901045 October 30, 2019

Platinum / HeartGold & SoulSilver chapters

The Platinum and HeartGold & SoulSilver chapters were released together as a series of two omnibus volumes on October 26, 2020.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 18 Volume 18 417 - 441 ISBN 9788834902288 October 26, 2020
Volume 19 Volume 19 442 - 460 ISBN 9788834902295 October 26, 2020

Spain

In October 2015, Spanish publisher Norma Editorial announced they would be publishing the entirety of the Pokémon Adventures manga. Due to the length of the series (52 volumes at the time of announcing the license) and due to different story arcs often starting and ending partway through volumes, Norma Editorial opted for an omnibus format, with 30 volumes released. The volumes have double numbering to accommodate fans who may wish to begin reading from a particular story arc. For example, the Yellow chapter was published over two volumes, which were numbered as Yellow volumes 1 and 2, and as volumes 3 and 4 of the series overall.

The first volume to be released was Pokémon Rojo, Verde y Azul volume 1 on October 29, 2015. For their first releases, Norma Editorial alternated between the Red, Green & Blue and Black & White chapters.

Cover Series volume Story arc volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 Red, Green & Blue volume 1 1 - 20 ISBN 9788467921120 October 29, 2015
Volume 2 Volume 2 Red, Green & Blue volume 2 21 - 40 ISBN 9788467922011 January 22, 2016
Volume 3 Volume 3 Yellow volume 1 41 - 65 ISBN 9788467922028 March 18, 2016
Volume 4 Volume 4 Yellow volume 2 66 - 90 ISBN 9788467922035 May 5, 2016
Volume 5 Volume 5 Gold, Silver & Crystal volume 1 91 - 116 ISBN 9788467923278 June 23, 2016
Volume 6 Volume 6 Gold, Silver & Crystal volume 2 117 - 137 ISBN 9788467923285 July 22, 2016
Volume 7 Volume 7 Gold, Silver & Crystal volume 3 138 - 159 ISBN 9788467923292 August 26, 2016
Volume 8 Volume 8 Gold, Silver & Crystal volume 4 160 - 180 ISBN 9788467923308 September 30, 2016
Volume 9 Volume 9 Ruby & Sapphire volume 1 181 - 201 ISBN 9788467923315 October 29, 2016
Volume 10 Volume 10 Ruby & Sapphire volume 2 202 - 226 ISBN 9788467925098 December 9, 2016
Volume 11 Volume 11 Ruby & Sapphire volume 3 227 - 249 ISBN 9788467925104 January 20, 2017
Volume 12 Volume 12 Ruby & Sapphire volume 4 250 - 267 ISBN 9788467925111 February 24, 2017
Volume 13 Volume 13 FireRed & LeafGreen volume 1 268 - 287 ISBN 9788467925128 March 30, 2017
Volume 14 Volume 14 FireRed & LeafGreen volume 2 288 - 302 ISBN 9788467925135 March 30, 2017
Volume 15 Volume 15 Emerald volume 1 303 - 321 ISBN 9788467925142 May 26, 2017
Volume 16 Volume 16 Emerald volume 2 322 - 337 ISBN 9788467925159 July 26, 2017
Volume 17 Volume 17 Diamond & Pearl volume 1 338 - 355 ISBN 9788467925166 October 31, 2017
Volume 18 Volume 18 Diamond & Pearl volume 2 356 - 374 ISBN 9788467930375 March 9, 2018
Volume 19 Volume 19 Diamond & Pearl volume 3 375 - 389 ISBN 9788467930382 April 12, 2018
Volume 20 Volume 20 Diamond & Pearl volume 4 390 - 404 ISBN 9788467930399 July 26, 2019
Volume 21 Volume 21 Diamond & Pearl volume 5 405 - 416 ISBN 9788467930405 September 27, 2019
Volume 22 Volume 22 Platinum volume 1 417 - 429 ISBN 9788467939156 November 22, 2019
Volume 23 Volume 23 Platinum volume 2 430 - 441 ISBN 9788467939163 December 13, 2019
Volume 24 Volume 24 HeartGold & SoulSilver volume 1 442 - 450 ISBN 9788467941616 June 19, 2020
Volume 25 Volume 25 HeartGold & SoulSilver volume 2 451 - 460 ISBN 9788467941623 October 9, 2020
Volume 26 Volume 26 Black & White volume 1 461 - 475 ISBN 9788467921137 December 9, 2015
Volume 27 Volume 27 Black & White volume 2 476 - 490 ISBN 9788467922042 February 19, 2016
Volume 28 Volume 28 Black & White volume 3 491 - 503 ISBN 9788467922059 April 11, 2016
Volume 29 Volume 29 Black & White volume 4 504 - 514 ISBN 9788467922066 May 5, 2016
Volume 30 Volume 30 Black & White volume 5 515 - 524 ISBN 9788467923261 July 22, 2016

Vietnam

Red, Green & Blue chapter

On April 22, 2019, Vietnamese publisher Kim Đồng Publishing House released the Red, Green & Blue chapter as a series of two omnibus volumes.[36] They are based on the "Pocket Monsters Special Paperback Edition Red, Green & Blue Chapter" omnibus volumes released in Japan in 2017.

Cover Omnibus volume Rounds included ISBN Release date
Volume 1 Volume 1 001 - 022 ISBN 9786042139359 April 22, 2019
Volume 2 Volume 2 022 - 040 ISBN 9786042139366 April 22, 2019

References

  1. Pokémon Memo (Japanese language) (retrieved October 10, 2014)
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  3. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure boxed set (French)
  4. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure volume 1 (French)
  5. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure volume 2 (French)
  6. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure volume 3 (French)
  7. Or et Argent announcement - Twitter (French)
  8. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Or et Argent boxed set (French)
  9. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Or et Argent volume 1 (French)
  10. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Or et Argent volume 2 (French)
  11. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Or et Argent volume 3 (French)
  12. Rubis et Saphir announcement - Twitter (French)
  13. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rubis et Saphir boxed set (French)
  14. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rubis et Saphir volume 1 (French)
  15. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rubis et Saphir volume 2 (French)
  16. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rubis et Saphir volume 3 (French)
  17. Rouge Feu et Vert Feuille / Émeraude announcement - Twitter (French)
  18. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rouge Feu et Vert Feuille / Émeraude boxed set (French)
  19. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rouge Feu et Vert Feuille / Émeraude volume 1 (French)
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  21. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rouge Feu et Vert Feuille / Émeraude volume 3 (French)
  22. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Rouge Feu et Vert Feuille / Émeraude volume 4 (French)
  23. Diamant et Perle / Platine announcement - Twitter (French)
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  25. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Diamant et Perle / Platine volume 2 (French)
  26. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Diamant et Perle / Platine volume 3 (French)
  27. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Diamant et Perle / Platine volume 4 (French)
  28. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Diamant et Perle / Platine volume 5 (French)
  29. Or HeartGold et Argent SoulSilver announcement - Twitter (French)
  30. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Or HeartGold et Argent SoulSilver volume 1 (French)
  31. Noir 2 et Blanc 2 announcement - Instagram (French)
  32. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Noir 2 et Blanc 2 volume 1 (French)
  33. Pokémon - La Grande Aventure : Noir 2 et Blanc 2 volume 2 (French)
  34. Pokémon – 25 Jahre Jubiläumsausgabe (German)
  35. Paninishop.de upcoming releases for Q1 and Q2 2022 (German)
  36. Pokémon đặc biệt - Bản chọn lọc Red - Green - Blue (Vietnamese)


Volumes: Regular volumesOmnibus volumesBoxed sets
Mini-volumes: Monthly issues (VIZ) • Black and White (VIZKurokawa) • XY (ShogakukanVIZ)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire (ShogakukanVIZ) • Sun & Moon (ShogakukanVIZ)
Sword & Shield (ShogakukanVIZ)
Other: Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double MissionDarkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage
The Best of Pokémon AdventuresThe Art of Pokémon AdventuresPokéSPedia


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