This seventh volume of the `Pokémon Adventures' manga sees the final battle against the Elite Four reach its climax. With the arrival of the previously missing Red the fight begins to turn in favour of the alliance of Pokédex holders and Team Rocket but Yellow and Blaine still have to face off against Lance, the strongest of the Elite Four before he can complete his master plan.
This volume is the final part of the Yellow storyline and it finishes things very nicely. The volume includes some of the best Pokémon battles of the series yet and it manages to wrap up the storyline in a very satisfactory manner. The next volume begins the Gold/Silver storyline and if anything the manga only gets better from her on out.
Volume 7 and the final instalment of the Yellow arc.
The volume opens up with Blaine and Mewtwo facing off against Lance and his Dragon type Pokemon, however Lance demonstrates his ability to heal his Pokemon, an ability that Yellow also has shares, which helps turn the tide of battle in the red headed jerks favour. Things seem hopeless when help arrives in a most unusual form, Giovanni the leader of Team Rocket who battles Lance since he see's him as an obstacle to his own ambitions.
However Lance completes his plan and uses all 8 Kanto Gym Badges to summon a mysterious Pokemon so he can use its power (spoilers Its Lugia)
Meanwhile Red has his rematch with Bruno and Green and Blue wrap up their respective battles with other Elite Four members and the three Pallet Town trainers reunite to watch the final battle between Lance and Yellow.
The volume ends with a small epilogue setting up volume 8 and the start of the Jhoto arc.
All in all the Yellow arc is a good story however in my opinion its not as good as the Red/Blue arc mostly because I never really cared about Yellow since I found her kind of annoying with her whole 'Hippie' mentality on not wanting to make Pokemon fight. Lance is also rather preachy, the whole 'humans are bad' thing is kind of grating, I imagine this is where they got the idea for N from Black and White except N is an even bigger idiot then Lance and Yellow.
Still I have to give the writers credit, they managed to craft a story around Pokemon Yellow, which is no small feat considering the game is essentially the exact same as Red and Blue with a few small tweaks, and introduced the Elite Four and presented them as a real threat.
A must have purchase for anyone collecting these trades and for Pokemon fans alike.
Brilliant book! I love the program and movies! They never get old and even the new generations are getting into the forever alive anime! It really gets you hooked and as you can see, I've got book seven and aim to get the collection!
This item is perfect for any pokemon fan whether it's the characters or pokemon themselves it's an around outstanding purchase fantastic artwork as well as great stories, it's also in the original japanese reading format