Pokemon Adventures Volume 14 is a manga based on the Pokemon video games. The manga was written by Hidenori Kusaka, and the art was done by Satoshi Yamamoto. Viz Media released this manga in North America through its VizKids imprint in 2011. This series is rated “A,” which means it is suitable for readers of all ages.
Volume 14 concludes the “Gold & Silver” arc of Pokemon Adventures. Not only is this the final volume of the series, but it is also the longest volume, coming in at 263 pages. This volume finally reveals who the Masked Man is and why he had kidnapped children several years prior to the start of the series.
The truth of what really happened with the Legendary Pokemon Suicune, Raikou and Entei at the Burned Tower is also addressed. There are also some revelations made in this volume in regards to some of the characters and their relationships.
The biggest thing that stood out to me is how effectively Kusaka was able to bring together the original Pokemon Adventures arc and the “Gold & Silver” arc in such a way that is not only effective, but it makes sense when you look at the overall series.
I have to admit that when I started reading the “Gold & Silver” arc, it felt as if it was something completely unrelated to the original Pokemon Adventures arc. So it was very rewarding to me as a reader to see all of the elements come together to tell an effective story. This volume was a satisfying ending for the Pokemon Adventures manga series.
One other thing that really stood out to me in this volume is how much the character of Bill had changed from the earlier volumes in Pokemon Adventures. In some of the earlier volumes, this character who is supposed to be a technological genius was being depicted with a dialect that made him sound like a country bumpkin; to me, this never really fit the character. It was gratifying to see him in a portrayal that actually fits his character; in fact, Bill has one of the most thought-provoking lines of dialogue that appears in this volume.