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A Slice of Life type Pokémon manga. Each volume contained a Pokémontrading card, and the chapters were drawn by Kagemaru Himeno who is an artist for the trading card game.
This manga provides examples of:
A Boy and His X: An unnamed boy (who turned out to be Bill) and his Dratini in the first chapter, which centers around Pokémon first meeting humans.
Bifauxnen: Kaede, in some panels, seems to be a rather cute young man.
Distant Finale: The chapter about a young boy and the injured Persian he befriended skips forward several years at the end, to reveal that the boy is Giovanni, leader of Team Rocket.
Harmless Villain: Hiroshi is a cute kid who wishes to be a member of Team Rocket. Team Rocket isn't nearly as intimidating as in the games, but they're still a threat. Hiroshi eventually grows up out of his Harmless Villain role, as shown in the author's note at the end of the volume he appears in.
Mythology Gag: Giovanni has a Persian, and Team Rocket is shown in a similar way to the Anime. The ending to Giovanni's chapter also resembles when in Pokemon Red And BlueRed comes and beats him.
No Export for You: Due to the trading cards involved, don't expect the series to come out outside of Japan ever.
Nonindicative Name: No chapter revolves around becoming Pokémon cards. Instead the title refers to the backstory of the cards.
Papa Wolf: Dragonite did not take kindly to his son being "kidnapped" by humans.