Trivia / Pokémon Adventures
aka: Pokemon Special

  • Big Name Fan: Coronis, as for a long while he was literally the only source of information for English-speaking fans of what was currently going on in the series.
  • Creator-Preferred Adaptation: Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokémon, once stated that the manga most resembles the world that he was trying to convey. It's a long outdated quote though, and may not hold true post Generation II (and Tajiri isn't even in charge of the franchise past then anyway, Junichi Masuda is).
  • Development Hell: The B2W2 arc fell victim to this when its magazine run ended early to make room for XY and thus was forced to go straight to the volume-only format. It says a lot about how delayed it is when both XY and ORAS (the Gen VI arcs, which came after B2W2) have finished their runs and Gen VII has already started, by the time it finally got another magazine run.
  • Fandom Nod: Platinum's birthday is October 27th (27/10)...which happens to be the Japanese ship name for Cyrus/Dawn. Um, okay...
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The manga itself tends to be affectionately abbreviated as "PokéSpe" or "PokéSupe" in both Japanese and English.
    • Crystal's mom is Lady Gaga due to her bizarre outfits.
    • Lady Berlitz has half of the fans calling her Platinum, while the other half calls her Platina.note 
  • I Knew It!: The collective fan reaction to Silver being Giovanni's son, and officially video game canon when HeartGold and SoulSilver came out.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The Chuang-Yi translation is officially this thanks to the publisher going out of business.
  • No Export for You: For years, nothing past the Generation I chapters were available in the US. Viz has since picked up the slack by continuing into Gen II and starting new series for Gens IV and V, but left Gen III hanging for a long time until they finally translated it as well.
  • One of Us:
    • The author notes often have Kusaka completely fanboying over whatever new game (main or spinoff) came out.
    • Yamamoto is a fan of Spiderman and SpongeBob SquarePants. He also stated that he drew inspiration from his favorite Kaiju movies when drawing Groudon and Kyogre.
  • Schedule Slip: Because of the R/S arc's Ending Fatigue, the manga had a schedule slip for a long time, with Gen IV starting while the Gen III arcs had yet to conclude, Gen V starting while the Gen IV arcs had yet to conclude, and Gen VI starting while the Gen V arcs had yet to conclude. The scheduling for BW2 aside, Kusaka finally fixed this problem in Gen VI, as both arcs from that generation concluded just in time for Gen VII to start.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Wally was initially intended to be the holder of third Hoenn Pokédex; in the original magazine run, he registered the Pokédex he accidentally came across. This was changed in the official volume release (where Wally simply picked it up and eventually returned it to Professor Birch), as the writer realized Wally's character wouldn't have fit into the Battle Frontier.
    • The round known as Escape! was not intended to be included in the volumes (meaning it could have ended up a Missing Episode), but enough fans begged Kusaka to change his mind.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: By necessity. Kusaka gets plot, characters and Pokemon from whatever game comes out (with the exception of perhaps Pokemon Yellow), which he then plays, fanboys over, then uses whatever he needs to cook up the story. Goes full circle when later games suddenly have similar plot points to his.
  • The writer for this series, Hidenori Kusaka, acted as an adviser for Miho Asada's Phantom Thief Pokémon 7, also coming up with the name for the main character Hiori.
  • Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto worked on short manga for the first two Pokémon Ranger games, said manga only being available online. Kusaka also wrote walk-through manga for the Orre based games, though it was never collected into volume format.

Alternative Title(s): Pokemon Special