The Chikorita Challenge

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The Chikorita Challenge
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ISBN: 0439221137
Published: June 2001
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Tracey West
Preceded By: Battle for the Zephyr Badge
Succeeded By: All Fired Up

The Chikorita Challenge by Tracey West is the twenty-first book of the adaptation of the Pokémon anime. It was published by Scholastic and is 89 pages in length.


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This book follows the plots of the anime episodes The Double Trouble Header, The Chikorita Rescue, and Chikorita's Big Upset.


Ash thinks it's cool that Chikorita has joined his Pokémon team. But the newest member of the Pokémon posse is jealous of Pikachu. So the ticked-off Chikorita takes off - on a journey way beyond the Poké Ball. And that could get very dangerous.

Major events



Pokémon debuts






  • Rattata is referred to as a furry brown rat when Rattata are normally purple. However, in Generation II, Shiny Rattata are colored brown.
  • Chikorita is referred to as a yellow leaf Pokémon when Chikorita are normally green. However, Shiny Chikorita are colored yellow.
  • Heracross is described as having shiny brown armor although Heracross are normally colored blue.
  • In the first battle between Ash and Casey, when Casey sends out Pidgey, Ash says he remembers when he caught his first Pidgey, but Ash caught a Pidgeotto, not a Pidgey.

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Pokémon anime novelizations
Original series: I Choose You!Island of the Giant PokémonAttack of the Prehistoric PokémonNight in the Haunted Tower
Team Rocket Blasts Off!Charizard, Go!Splashdown in Cerulean CityReturn of the Squirtle Squad
Orange Islands: Journey to the Orange IslandsSecret of the Pink PokémonThe Four-Star ChallengeScyther, Heart of a Champion
Race to DangerTalent ShowdownPsyduck Ducks OutThundershock in Pummelo Stadium
The Johto Journeys: Go West, Young AshAsh Ketchum, Pokémon DetectivePrepare for TroubleBattle for the Zephyr Badge
The Chikorita ChallengeAll Fired UpAsh to the RescueSecrets of the GS BallPrize Pokémon
Teaming Up With TotodileTough EnoughWinner Takes All
Advanced Generation: Haunted!Phantom UnmaskedTeam Rocket TruceCelebi RescueGrovyle TroubleDeoxys in Danger
Diamond & Pearl: Pokémon AcademyThe Lost RioluCoal Badge BattleWorld of Sinnoh
Movies: The Art of Pokémon The First MovieThe Art of Pokémon the Movie 2000The Art of Pokémon the Movie 3: Spell of the Unown
Mewtwo Strikes BackMewtwo ReturnsPokémon the Movie 2000Pokémon the Movie 3Pokémon 4Ever
Destiny DeoxysLucario and the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaThe Rise of Darkrai
Pikachu's VacationPikachu's Rescue AdventurePikachu and Pichu

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