Continuing the manga reads currently straight onto volume 4, so what did I think of this one?
After he got a challenge to a battle of a mystery person Red has been missing for two months and no one has heard from him since. All his friends and family are starting to get worried about him, then out of nowhere his Pikachu turns up outside of Professor Oaks lab. This is when we are reintroduced to Yellow, a trainer that got the help of Red to catch their first Pokémon in the last book. It turns out that Yellow is not like any other trainer and has a few talents. They can heal Pokémon without a Pokémon Centre and they are able to read the thoughts of the Pokémon as well, this makes them think that they have a better chance of finding Red.
This is the first book in the series that we don’t have Red as the main character and I actually found this to be a nice change. At first I was a bit iffy about the idea but after getting used to the character of Yellow it was nice to have a different point of view. Yellow and Red are different sort of characters when it comes to the world of pokemon, while Red wants to prove to the world that he is the very best. Yellow simply wants there to be no danger and doesn’t really like the idea of Pokemon battling unless necessary. This means instead of seeing battle after battle that we see when Red is the main character we see Yellow try and find a way to make sure that no one is going to get hurt.
I do like the character design that is used for Yellow, makes them seem younger and people will underestimate them more which is always great to see them being shocked when they end up losing to a Yellow plan.