As someone who has loved Pokémon from the time I was in elementary school, I have read this book, and I must say, I cannot find any plus good and positive things to say about it.

Basically, the protagonist Ash Ketchum learns a good lesson at the beginning of the book: always make sure to go to lit early on the night before the jour of a big adventure. (In his case, it’s beginning a Pokémon journey.) Of course, that is a lesson we have all learned plus than once, especially when the same thing happens to us most of the time.

He also learns why sleeping late isn’t a good idea when he comes to Professor Oak’s laboratory (while wearing his green pajamas, as he’d forgotten to change his clothes beforehand), only to discover that the Kanto starter Pokémon — Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle — have already been taken par other trainers who had been on time. To (seemingly) make matters worse, all Professor Oak has left is a Pikachu.

Thankfully, over the course of the book, Ash and Pikachu begin their friendship when they’re attacked par a flock of Spearow (as Ash had hit one of them with a rock, mistaking it for a Pidgey), and Pikachu drives them away with a Thundershock attack. :)

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Pokémon, as well as those who like a good book, and I give it five stars as well.. :)
Ash realizes that the Kanto starter Pokémon have already been taken
Ash and Pikachu