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Pokémon Special: November 2005 update

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  • Wednesday, November 2, 2005

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The long awaited volume 21 of the manga Pocket Monsters Special has been announced and is expected to be released around Christmas. A more precise release date and the cover design will be revealed next month.

The results of a character poll conducted during August this year have also been posted to the Netkun website. Coming in at 688 votes is long-time main character Red; followed by Yellow at 562 votes and Ruby at 506 votes. More results below.

In the December issue of the Shōgakukan 3rd-grader magazine, the Battle Tube maid who had appeared kind to Emerald reveals herself to be Latias, and meanwhile a mysterious man dressed in armour has infiltrated the Battle Frontier...

In the 4th-grader magazine, a Mewtwo in restraints placed by Sakaki is unable to help Red, Green and Blue, who have been surrounded by Deoxys "divides"; meanwhile, Professor Oak is determined to take back the 3 stolen Pokédex himself. Yellow, who had been missing from the manga since the end of the GSC era, returns...

In the 5th-grader magazine, Sapphire confesses her love to Ruby -- the typically composed Ruby is shocked. She has but one wish - to return to Mishiro Town together with Ruby, but the way back, Ruby without warning pushes Sapphire off Tropius.

Character poll results

# Character Votes
1 Red 688
2 Yellow 562
3 Ruby 506
4 Sapphire 344
5 Blue 267
6 Gold 244
7 Green 213
8 Silver 195
9 Crystal 194
10 Daigo 157
11 Kagari 123
12 Wataru 116
13 Mitsuru 113
14 Hokage 101
15 Kasumi 95
16 Emerald 82
17 Masaki 75
17 Lila 75
19 Asuna 68
20 Michiru 63
21 Mari 62
21 Minaki 62
23 Sakaki 57
23 Dai 57
25 Mikuri 56
26 Kanto Pokémon Fan Club President 55
27 Visually impaired boy (from #238) 52
28 Fū and Ran 49
29 Natsume 48
30 Nagi 46
31 Kogomi 44
32 Senri 43
32 Hayate 43
34 Scientist 42
35 Kurumi 41
36 Jasmine 39
36 Hoenn Swimmer 39
38 Hayato 38
39 Boy Scout 36
40 Kanna 35
40 Nanami 35
40 Matisse 35
43 Enishida 34
43 Erika 34
43 Tsutsuji 34
43 Matsuba 34
47 Azami 30
48 Anzu 28
49 Izumi 27
50 Katsura 26
50 Datsura 26
50 Ruby's mother 26