Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire video games!
All your favorite Pokemon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!
Ruby’s father Norman is the new Gym Leader of Petalburg City. But Ruby doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps—he wants to win Pokemon Contests! Sapphire’s father Professor Birch is the local Pokemon researcher. But Sapphire is tired of gathering scientific data—she wants to win Pokemon battles! When Ruby and Sapphire meet, they’re more likely to hit each other than hit it off. But then Sapphire challenges Ruby to a competition… Which of them will achieve their dreams in just eighty days?!
Meanwhile, what dastardly plan is Team Aqua up to…and how does it involve Sapphire?!
Hidenori Kusaka is the writer for VIZ Media’s Pokemon Adventures. Running continuously for over 20 years, Pokemon Adventures is the only manga series to completely cover all the Pokemon games and has become one of the most popular series of all time. Kusaka is currently working on the 14th story arc, Pokemon: Sun & Moon. In addition to writing manga, he also edits children’s books and plans mixed-media projects for Shogakukan’s children’s magazines. He uses the Pokemon Electrode as his author portrait.
Satoshi Yamamoto is the artist for VIZ Media’s Pokemon Adventures, which he began working on in 2001, starting with volume 10. Yamamoto launched his manga career in 1993 with the horror-action title Kimen Senshi, which ran in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, followed by the series Kaze no Denshosha. He is currently working on the 14th story arc in the Pokemon series, Pokemon: Sun & Moon. Yamamoto’s favorite manga creators/artists include Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon), Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira). He loves films, monsters, mysteries, punk rock music and livin’ the good life. He uses the Pokemon Swalot as his artist portrait.