Pokémon Sun & Moon Manga Ends, Gets Sword & Shield Sequel

posted on by Alex Mateo
15th part of Pocket Monsters Special/Pokémon Adventures launches in Japan on November 21

Satoshi Yamamoto revealed on Twitter on Wednesday that Hidenori Kusaka and his Pocket Monsters Special: Sun & Moon (Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon: Sun & Moon) manga, the 14th part of Kusaka's long-running Pokémon Adventures manga in Japan, is ending in the January 2020 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly CoroCoro Ichiban on November 21. Yamamoto also revealed that the Pocket Monsters Special: Sword & Shield manga will launch in the magazine on the same day. The new manga will be the 15th part of the series, and its "Volume 0" will have 202 pages.

The Pocket Monsters Special: Sun & Moon manga launched in the magazine in November 2016. Viz Media publishes the manga in English. The company describes the story:

Moon is on her way to deliver a rare Pokémon to Professor Kukui in the Alola region when she meets his good friend Sun, a courier entrusted with a special Pokédex. Sun offers to safely deliver Moon to the professor's lab… But then they tangle with a group of grunts from Team Skull and are attacked by a mysterious Pokémon!

What is this sparkling stone the mysterious Pokémon leaves behind…?

Kusaka launched the Pocket Monsters Special manga in 1997. Mato illustrated the manga's first nine volumes, and Yamamoto has since taken over. Shogakukan published the fifth compiled book volume of Pocket Monsters Special: Sun & Moon on June 28. Viz Media released the fifth volume in English on September 10 and will publish the sixth volume on January 14.

Shogakukan's Sunday Webry manga website published the 22nd chapter of Kusaka's Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 (Pocket Monster Special B2 W2) manga (the 11th part of the Pokémon Adventures series) on Friday. The website had published the manga's 19th chapter last March, when it had been the first chapter after a hiatus of over one year.

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games will ship worldwide on November 15.

Source: Satoshi Yamamoto's Twitter account

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