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Old November 22nd, 2013, 01:07 AM
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I usually call it Pokémon Special, unless I refer to the VIZ / Chuang Yi version in particular, since Pokémon Special is the original title that the original creator gave it while Pokémon Adventures is the title VIZ made up to sell more copies back in the day.

You probably read Dragon Guard Scanlations volume 1-8 scanlations. They used the VIZ 1st edition translations first and then went on to doing their own translations. There are also a lot of other scanlation groups that has worked on Pokémon Special. I could list them all and what volumes / chapters they did, maybe even what years they scanlated it in, if anyone is interested. I won't (and am not allowed to) provide any links to the scans though, you'll have to do the hard task of Googling yourself. I would probably link to the the groups' Mangaupdates pages, for those that have a Mangaupdates page, that is.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Oh yeah, I do remember seeing the words Dragon Guard actually.

In other news, there is now a [manga] prefix in Pokémon General! So if you feel like making manga-related threads, they will be easily distinguishable.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 01:31 PM
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About time
You probably want to give this thread the [Manga] prefix as well.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 12:04 AM
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Oh, smart xD I'll go ahead and edit that.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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I wonder how they are going to keep Pokemon Special running... the pacing of new games coming out is getting a lot faster now :o also, the tradition of 3 pokedex holders is now broken ( ever since BW 2 ) so this should get really interesting...
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Old November 30th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Well, they broke that in the second saga already. Yellow was the fourth in Kanto, remember? ;)

Where they three in BW? Black, White and... N? I haven't finished reading that saga.

But I'd wish they tried to deviate more from following the game mechanics and interpreted pokémon their own ways again, like they did better in the first Kanto and Johto arcs. Remember the battles between Johto and Kanto gym leaders in G/S/C's pokémon league? From what I remember, they were pretty creative and unconventional, which I loved.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Yeah I really did like that...I really loved the RS arc the most because it was a good balance between staying true to the game and creative writing. Sadly I couldn't get into DPPT's arc as much because they just threw everything from the games into it, but on the flip side Dai, Pearl, and Platinum are my favorite trio because they are the closest to each other.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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True, Dia Pearl and Platina seem to be be the closest friends which makes their adventures a better read. But I also like Blue's and Silver's backstories with Team Rocket, and Saph and Ruby's backstories with the childhood event forming their lifestyles. And the D/P and Platinum arcs were just... Too fast-paced somehow. The Kanto saga was fast paced in another way; they still had creative details. Such as the Safari Zone chapter! I loved Red's adventure there ^^ D/P/P was a bit too by the book, perhaps. The bodyguards were a fun add though.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Yeah they were really fast paced. Also, is this the only thread for the manga? O_O I thought the manga were a lot more popular than this...
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Apparently not. There are some more threads in PGen, which you can find if you click the [Manga] prefix before this thread's title. But not many have posted in them, so apparently the manga isn't very popular at all. We had to discard the pokémon manga subforum that existed under PGen earlier, because no one was posting in it. This thread is the remnant.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Aw, that's rather sad. Well, I'm an adamant fan of the Pokemon Manga rather than the anime personally ( although XY is pretty good so far... ). But yeah, the manga is way more entertaining to read for me, mainly the Pokemon Special series.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 07:56 AM
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For me too. When it comes to plot and realistic characters, most manga are waaaaay above that anime :/
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Who's your favorite pokemon special characters?
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Also, is this the only thread for the manga? O_O I thought the manga were a lot more popular than this...
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Apparently not. There are some more threads in PGen, which you can find if you click the [Manga] prefix before this thread's title. But not many have posted in them, so apparently the manga isn't very popular at all. We had to discard the pokémon manga subforum that existed under PGen earlier, because no one was posting in it. This thread is the remnant.
Pokémon Special is still relatively popular, it's just that most people dicuss it on three other forums (one of them in particular) which I will not name, a site that I can not link to due to the rules and tumblr. This place has really gone down since the old days (2006-2008) when they allowed scans and scanlations. The reason why the other forums are doing well is because most of them have something that is exclusive to their forums, in their case summaries / reviews of magazine and volume chapters or scans / scanlations, which attracts people to discuss. The PokéCommunity's thing used to be people helping each other to get access to Pokémon manga that the members normally couldn't get by themselves. Now that there is nothing exclusive about the manga discussion, it has become inactive. And the deletion of the Pokémon manga sub-forum is just idiotic.

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Old December 4th, 2013, 06:56 AM
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Who's your favorite pokemon special characters?
Crystal <3 And Pearl. I used to fangirl over Gold also, and he's still the hottest definitely! But I love Crystal's determination, story and pokémon team. Pearl is the funniest, bravest and most awesome boy character imo. I wish he and Platina had ended up being more romantic towards one another.

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Pokémon Special is still relatively popular, it's just that most people dicuss it on three other forums (one of them in particular) which I will not name, a site that I can not link to due to the rules and tumblr. This place has really gone down since the old days (2006-2008) when they allowed scans and scanlations. The reason why the other forums are doing well is because most of them have something that is exclusive to their forums, in their case summaries / reviews of magazine and volume chapters or scans / scanlations, which attracts people to discuss. The PokéCommunity's thing used to be people helping each other to get access to Pokémon manga that the members normally couldn't get by themselves. Now that there is nothing exclusive about the manga discussion, it has become inactive. And the deletion of the Pokémon manga sub-forum is just idiotic.
Yeah. With PC making clear that no links to places are allowed publicly, there's not much to come and get here. Just... generally discuss what you think about this and that and so and so. As long as the strictness stays, a manga forum probably won't get recreated here. I've fought for it, lately even, but I'm starting to realize (with the loooow use of the [Manga] prefix) that PC just isn't a poké-manga place. Can still talk about it when we want though :3
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Old December 4th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Do you guys watch the anime too? I don't ( until XY, it's not too bad ). I actually thought Pokemon for me was over, but my interest was saved by the manga's sake because it was so nostalgic and tied really well together. The character development was great too. I can't really say any kind of character that I hated. ( A lot of people hated Emerald, but for the story's sake it tied together... everyone expected Wally to be the one but he already had a name )
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Old December 20th, 2013, 02:59 AM
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I only watch the anime when I'm really bored, haha. I sometimes read the manga before going to sleep, as I have a nice app on my phone where I can reach manga sites :] I've begun re-reading the first sagas of PokéSpe now. They simplify stuff a lot in the beginning O.o. Pikachu fries Onix with one Thunder attack, a Nidorino is defeated and captured after one single Water Gun from Poliwhirl etc. I wonder if they wanted to stay true to the games after all, where you can pretty much take out weak pokémon with one single attack (not a ground type with Pikachu buuuut) rather than having drawn out, long battles where pokémon seem incredibly resilient like in the anime sometimes.
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My fave is the Poke-Special because of the story line. I liked how Giovanni had a goal underlying with the formation of Team Rocket, Silver's kidnapping with the Masked Man and how it relates to Giovanni, the fact that Ruby has Celebi to tie him into the older Crystal manga, and the fact that Emerald series has the rest of what happens to the Dex Holders. It is all very interesting in my opinion and is like a large conspiracy theory in some series with the bad guys and Dex Holders.
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My fave is the Poke-Special because of the story line. I liked how Giovanni had a goal underlying with the formation of Team Rocket, Silver's kidnapping with the Masked Man and how it relates to Giovanni, the fact that Ruby has Celebi to tie him into the older Crystal manga, and the fact that Emerald series has the rest of what happens to the Dex Holders. It is all very interesting in my opinion and is like a large conspiracy theory in some series with the bad guys and Dex Holders.
How I Became a Pokémon Card gave a lot of back story to Giovanni as well. There was a chapter about when Giovanni was young. That chapter as well as four other chapters have been scanlated. I can't link it to you due to forum rules, but you should be able to find it via Google.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 06:07 AM
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Actually, I don't care if you private message each other with links. Just so you know. Just as we don't display them for everyone to grab from PC. Hello high-staff, correct me if you somehow disagree. Google makes it really easy to find stuff if you know what you are looking for these days though, yeah.

I still don't completely understand how Ruby could have Celebi. I know he was from Johto, but. Hm. Was it the same Celebi that took part in G/S/C saga? Or are there several Celebi around?
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I like the diamond and pearl Hareta adventures. Although I dislike Piplup. The early Adventure specials were okay for their time. I just wish the older cast wouldn't constantly get captured and then need to be freed. But I love the teams Red and Green had.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 01:27 AM
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Yeah, I thought it was very refreshing how Red and the other dex holders didn't make their teams as symmetric as Ash did, with three starters or at least one each of fire-grass-water-flying. Made the teams seem more unique and believable.
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Yeah, I thought it was very refreshing how Red and the other dex holders didn't make their teams as symmetric as Ash did, with three starters or at least one each of fire-grass-water-flying. Made the teams seem more unique and believable.
Yeah, I like how all the teams are unique and different yet still fit the character.

I also like that Red has Venusaur for a change, unlike most interpretations of Red that give him Charizard.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Agreed, but it was still somehow satisfactory when Green lent Red his Charizard for going to the hot springs to heal, or when they were fighting TR (?) in the FR/LG saga and switched pokémon briefly for some reason. That fun feeling wouldn't have been there if Charizard had been Red's to begin with, of course ^^

Incidentally, for the Pokémon Adventures manga, do you prefer to think of the male Kanto rival as Green or as Blue? I always preferred to call him Green, I guess because I read a lot on serebii's site where they did that. And because it felt right because of the original games and the girl having a Blastois which fit well with Blue and all. If you switch their names to call the male Blue, no starters match the names of their trainers :p
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Agreed, but it was still somehow satisfactory when Green lent Red his Charizard for going to the hot springs to heal, or when they were fighting TR (?) in the FR/LG saga and switched pokémon briefly for some reason. That fun feeling wouldn't have been there if Charizard had been Red's to begin with, of course ^^

Incidentally, for the Pokémon Adventures manga, do you prefer to think of the male Kanto rival as Green or as Blue? I always preferred to call him Green, I guess because I read a lot on serebii's site where they did that. And because it felt right because of the original games and the girl having a Blastois which fit well with Blue and all. If you switch their names to call the male Blue, no starters match the names of their trainers :p
Yeah, but complete inconsistency is more consistent than half consistency, don't you think? The problem all started when Red got his Venusaur, and the other two also get their advantage type colour is a better fix. Like Red, as in fire, gets the grass starter, Blue, as in water, gets the fire starter, and Green, as in grass, gets the water starter. Better circle.

Do you remember Green's (male) green Gyarados? It shows Gyarados has three colours!
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