||As you can see, manga Ash looks a lot older than his TV counterpart, although
both of them are 10 years old. A noticable difference are the eyes, which I
believe were done better in the manga. Also, Ash seems to have more hair in
|The Manga is more similar to the game than to the TV show,|
although even then there are differences.
In the manga, what pokemon you catch determines what level you
are. Rank D pokemon are easy to catch, giving you almost no
experience. If you catch a Rank A pokemon, you might go up one
or two levels. The badges also determine that. The Cascade
Badge and the Boulder Badge are required to be at Level 2:
The Pokecenter not only heals your pokemon, but also tells you
what level you and your pokemon are. They confirm your levels,
and once you are level 8, they qualify you to the pokemon league.
For those of you just beginning your journey, the Pokecenter also
offers a cafeteria and lounge. The receptionists will be happy to
help you out with any confusion you're having.
There is a Pokecenter in every city, although they aren't all
equally equipped. It all depends on how popular pokemon are in
|Professor Oak: The world's top Pokemon researcher. The Pokedex reference computer, every pokemon trainer's bible, is the result of Professor Oak's dedicated labor. Since his face and biographical sketch appear in the last file of every pokedex, anyone who's anyone in the field of pokemon knows who he is. He also happens to be the frandfather of Gary, Ash's rival.
-Exerpt from "The electric Tale of Pikachu", Issue 2
Professor Oak created the Pokedex. He and his partner, along with Ash, were the only humans to witness the clefairy evolution ceremony. He seems to be very interested in the clefairy, as he made appearances in both issues dealing with them.
Professor Oak was only six years old when he began his search for pokemon. His father was a professor too, and he always took Oak along on his research expeditions. On his first trip he caught a Charmander, named Char. He raised it until it evolved into a Charizard.
|The pokedex has many uses. It can tell you about pokemon, but seems to be more intelligent than the tv one. It has the ability to scan a pokemon for damages, and tell you what weakness a pokemon has. It has more information stored. The trainer levels are listed, as are the needed qualifications for getting into the pokemon league.|