Pocket Monsters Film Comic

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Pocket Monsters Film Comic (ポケットモンスター アニメ版) is a series of manga based on the Pokémon anime. Each volume of Pocket Monsters Film Comic adapts about several episodes of the anime into comic form, with each episode corresponding to a single chapter. The volumes also include extra content such as maps, Pokédex entries and character biographies.


In Japan, the manga was published in volumes by Tentoumushi Comics, a Shogakukan imprint.

In English, the first subseries of this manga was serialized in English in the six-issue Pokémon Power magazine. The six chapters serialized in the magazine were collected in the English volume Pokémon TV Animation Comic - I Choose You!, published by VIZ Media. The Gold and Silver subseries was serialized in Nintendo Power starting in the November 2000 issue, although unlike the first subseries, these translations have not been published in volumes.

The series was translated to Cantonese in Hong Kong by Viz Communications China (H.K.) Ltd.

The series was also translated and released in South Korea, titled 애니코믹스 포켓몬스터, published by 대원씨아이 Daewon C.I.. All volumes of the original and Orange Islands series, and at least the first 23 volumes of the Gold & Silver volumes were released.

List of volumes

List of Pocket Monsters Film Comic volumes

Cover artwork Volume number Date Chapters
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 1.png 1 July 1, 1997 ポケモン君に決めた! Pokémon! I Choose You!
たいけつ!ポケモンセンター Showdown! Pokémon Center!
ポケモンゲットだぜ! I Caught a Pokémon!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 2.png 2 October 1, 1997 サムライしょうねんのちょうせん Challenge of the Samurai Boy!
ニビジムのたたかい! Pewter Gym Battle!
ピッピとつきのいし Clefairy and the Moon Stone
ハナダシティのすいちゅうか The Suichūka of Cerulean City
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 3.png 3 November 1, 1997 ポケモンリーグへのみち The Road to the Pokémon League
ポケモンひっしょうマニュアル Pokémon Victory Manual
かくれざとのフシギダネ Bulbasaur of the Hidden Village
はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ Stray Pokémon - Charmander
Pocket Monsters Film Comic volume 4.png 4 November 1, 1997 ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう! Enter the Squirtle Squad!
マサキのとうだい Bill's Lighthouse
でんげきたいけつ!クチバジム Electric Shock Showdown! Vermilion Gym
サントアンヌごうのたたかい! Battle on the St. Anne!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 5.png 5 January 1, 1998 ポケモンひょうりゅうき Pokémon Adrift
きょうだいポケモンのしま Island of the Giant Pokémon!?
アオプルコのきゅうじつ Holiday at Acapulco
メノクラゲドククラゲ Tentacool Tentracruel
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 6.png 6 March 1, 1998 ゆうれいポケモンとなつまつり The Ghost Pokémon and the Summer Festival
バイバイバタフリー Bye-Bye Butterfree
ケーシィ!ちょうのうりょくたいけつ! Abra! Psychic Showdown!
ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ! Capture at the Pokémon Tower!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic volume 7.png 7 April 1, 1998 ゴーストVSエスパー! Haunter VS Psychic-type!
おこらないでねオコリザル! Don't Get Angry, Primeape!
エリカとクサイハナ Erika and Gloom
スリーパーとポケモンがえり!? Hypno and Pokémon Hypnotism!?
Pocket Monsters Film Comic volume 8.png 8 May 1, 1998 ロコン!ブリーダーたいけつ! Vulpix! Breeder Showdown!
かくとうポケモン!だいバトル! Fighting Pokémon! The Great Battle!
コイルはでんきネズミのユメをみるか!? Do Magnemite Dream of Electric Mice!?
ディグダがいっぱい! Lots of Diglett!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic volume 9.png 9 June 1, 1998 セキチクにんじゃたいけつ! Fuchsia Ninja Showdown!
ほのおのポケモンだいレース! The Great Fire Pokémon Race!
ガルーラのこもりうた Kangaskhan's Lullaby
ミニリュウのでんせつ The Legend of Dratini
Pocket Monsters Film Comic volume 10 cover.png 10 July 1, 1998 あらしのサイクリングロード Stormy Cycling Road
メタモンとものまねむすめ Ditto and the Copycat Girl
ピカチュウのもり Forest of Pikachu
イーブイ4きょうだい The Four Eevee Brothers
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 11.png 11 November 1, 1998 おきろ!カビゴン! Wake Up! Snorlax!
たいけつ!ポケモンジム! Showdown! Pokémon Gym!
ナッシーぐんだんだいこうしん! The Great Exeggutor Squad March!
パラスとパラセクト Paras and Parasect
Pocket Monsters Film Comic volume 12 cover.png 12 January 1, 1999 うたって!プリン! Sing! Jigglypuff!
ふっかつ!? かせきポケモン! Resurrection?! Fossil Pokémon!
ラッキーのカルテ Chansey's Clinical Records
ガーディとコジロウ Growlithe and James
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 13.png 13 December 1, 1998 げきとう! ポケモンひなまつり Fierce Fight! Pokémon Girls' Festival
こどものひだよ ぜんいんしゅうごう It's Children's Day! Everyone Gather!)
ルージュラのクリスマス Jynx's Christmas
イワークでビバーク Onix as a Bivouac
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 14.png 14 April 1, 1999 カモネギのカモ Farfetch'd's Sitting Duck
トゲピーはだれのもの!? Who Gets to Keep Togepi!?
フシギダネのふしぎのはなぞの Bulbasaur's Mysterious Flower Garden
けいさつけんガーディ Police Dog Growlithe
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 15.png 15 July 1, 1999 シャッターチャンスはピカチュウ Photo Op Pikachu
ポケモンけんていしけん!? Pokémon Certification Test!?
そだてやのひみつ! The Secret of the Breeding Center!
もえろ!グレンジム! Burn! Cinnabar Gym!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 16.png 16 August 1, 1999 けっせん!グレンジム! Decisive Battle! Cinnabar Gym!
カメックスのしま Blastoise's Island
ハナダジム!すいちゅうのたたかい! Cerulean Gym! Underwater Battle!
ピッピVSプリン Clefairy VS Jigglypuff
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 17.png 17 December 1, 1999 トキワジム! さいごのバッジ! Viridian Gym! The Last Badge!
ポケモンサーカスのバリヤード Mr. Mime from the Pokémon Circus
ライバルたいけつ! オーキドけんきゅうじょ Rival Showdown! Oak Laboratory
ヤドンがヤドランになるとき When Slowpoke Becomes Slowbro
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 18.png 18 January 1, 2000 なみのりピカチュウのでんせつ The Legend of the Surfing Pikachu
しょくぶつえんのクサイハナ Gloom of the Botanical Garden
ポケモン・ザ・ムービー! Pokémon the Movie!
ニャースのあいうえお Meowth's ABCs
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 19.png 19 February 1, 2000 してんのう・シバとうじょう! Enter Elite Four Bruno!
げきとつ! ちょうこだいポケモン Fierce Battle! Ancient Pokémon
ガラガラのホネこんぼう Marowak's Bone Club
ファイヤー! ポケモンリーグかいかいしき! Moltres! Pokémon League Opening Ceremony!
ポケモンリーグかいまく! 水のフィールド Pokémon League Opens! Water Field!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 20.png 20 March 1, 2000 氷のフィールド! ほのおのたたかい! Ice Field! Blazing Battle!
草のフィールド! いがいなきょうてき! Grass Field! Unexpected Rival!
ライバルとうじょう! A Rival Enters!
セキエイスタジアム! VSヒロシ! Indigo Stadium! VS Ritchie!
ポケモンリーグ! さいごのたたかい! Pokémon League! Final Battle!

List of Pocket Monsters Film Comic Episode: Orange Islands volumes

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Reason: Corresponding episodes for Volume 4, 8, and 9.

The volumes featuring Ash's adventures in the Orange Islands are numbered separately from the original series of volumes.

Cover artwork Volume number Date Chapters
Pocket Monsters Film Comic Orange Islands 1.png 1 May 1, 1999 マサラタウン!あらたなるたびだち! Pallet Town! Setting off on a New Journey!
ひこうせんはふこうせん!? Blimp Accident!?
なんごくポケモンとGSボール Southern Pokémon and the GS Ball
ラプラスをたすけろ! Save Lapras!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 2.png 2 June 1, 1999 オレンジリーグ!ナツカンジム! Orange League! Mikan Gym!
きえたポケモンたちのナゾ! The Mystery of the Missing Pokémon!
クリスタルのイワーク The Crystal Onix
ピンクのポケモンじま The Island of Pink Pokémon
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 3.png 3 September 1, 1999 カブトのかせきのひみつ! The Secret of the Kabuto Fossils!
おどる!ポケモンショーボート! Dance! Pokémon Showboat!
さよならコダック!またきてゴルダック? Goodbye Psyduck! Come Again Golduck?
セイリングジョーイ!あらなみをこえて! Sailing Joy! Cross the Raging Waves!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 4.png 4 November 1, 1999
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 5.png 5 May 1, 2000 ストライク せんしのほこり The Scyther Soldier's Pride
みなみのしまだよ ぜんいんしゅうごう! It's a Southern Island! Everyone Assemble!
してんのうカンナ! こおりのたたかい!! Elite Four Prima! Ice Battle!!
ニドランのこいものがたり Nidoran's Love Story
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 6.png 6 June 1, 2000 だいへいげんのコイルたち! Magnemite on the Prairie!
ちかどうのかいぶつ!? Monster in the Sewers!?
ユズジム! タイプバトル3VS3 Trovita Gym! Type Battle 3 VS 3!!
ピカチュウVSニャース!? Pikachu VS Meowth!?
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 7.png 7 July 1, 2000 リザードン! きみにきめた!! Charizard! I Choose You!!
ひけしたいけつ! ゼニガメVSカメール Firefighting Showdown! Squirtle VS Wartortle
もえよ! カビゴン!! Burn! Snorlax!!
タッグバトル! さいごのジム!! Tag Battle! The Final Gym!!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 8.png 8 August 1, 2000
Pocket Monsters Film Comic OI 9.png 9

List of Pocket Monsters Film Comic Episode: Gold & Silver volumes

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The volumes featuring Ash's adventures in Johto are numbered separately from the original series of volumes. However, on the back covers, they continue an overall numbering based on the previous Pocket Monsters Film Comics. For example, Gold & Silver volume 25 is overall the 54th volume of Pocket Monsters Film Comic.

Cover artwork Overall volume number Gold & Silver
volume number
None.png 43 14 さよならロコン!ポケモンビューティーコンテスト!! Goodbye Vulpix! Pokémon Beauty Contest!!
ツボツボVSマダツボミ Shuckle VS Bellsprout
ブラッキー!やみよのたたかい!! Umbreon! Battle During a Dark Night!!
レディアン!かぜのたにをこえて!! Ledian! Pass Through the Valley of the Wind!!
Pocket Monsters Film Comic 54.png 54 25 さよならフシギダネ!オーキドていのぼうけん!! Farewell Bulbasaur! Adventure at Professor Oak's
エーフィとサクラ!エンジュシティふたたび!! Espeon and Sakura! Ecruteak City Once Again!!
スイクンとミナキ!ホウオウのでんせつ!! Suicune and Eusine! The Legend of Ho-Oh!!
ポケモンライドでつっぱしれ!! Run Quickly Along the Pokémon Ride!!
めいたんていジュンサー!きえたタマゴのなぞ!! Famous Detective Officer Jenny! The Mystery of the Egg that Disappeared!!
タマゴ、かえる Egg, Hatch
None.png 61 32 よせんリーグ!マグマラシほのおのバトル!! League Preliminaries! Battle of the Quilava Flame!!
メガニウムVSフシギダネ!くさタイプのいじ! Meganium VS Bulbasaur! Spirit of the Grass Types!
けっしょうリーグ!フルバトル6VS6!! League Finals! Full Battle 6 VS 6!!
ライバルたいけつ!カメックスVSリザードン!! Rival Confrontation! Blastoise VS Charizard


  • Although a chapter for EP038 was skipped, the missing episode is acknowledged by the numbering of the other chapters (the numbered chapters skip from 37 to 39). EP038 was given the same treatment in TV Anime Pocket Monsters Big Bite Book.

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