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(Japanese: ポケットモンスター The Animation Pocket Monsters: The Animation) is a novelization of the Pokémon anime. It was written by Takeshi Shudō, the chief writer of the original series, and illustrated by Sayuri Ichiishi, the former lead character designer. It is a Super Quest novel published by Shogakukan.
Only two volumes were published; the first volume has ISBN 4094405410 while the second volume has ISBN 4094405429. The second volume said "To be continued in Pocket Monsters: The Animation Vol. 3", but a third volume never appeared.
The books reveal a lot of information not seen in the anime, such as about Ash's father and that Ash's mother runs the restaurant "Pallet House".
- Chapter 1 旅立ちは、パジャマのままで。
- Chapter 2 しびれる出会いはピカチュウと
- Chapter 3 旅立ちの日はオニスズメ
- Chapter 4 ニャース・アタック
- Chapter 5 森を抜けて
- Chapter 6 バタフリー飛んだ！
- Chapter 1 ニビシティのイワーク
- Chapter 2 ゲット・グレーバッジ
- Chapter 3 ハナダシティの四姉妹
- Chapter 4 クチバジムの対決
Contradictions between the books and the anime