Comments for the Secret of the Pink Pokémon
The Secret of the Pink Pokémon takes place in the middle of the plot arc of the Orange Islands season. It covers these episodes: "The Crystal Onyx", "In the Pink", "Navel Maneuvers" and "Snack Attack." It skips a few other adventures like the resurrection of the Kabutos.
If you're a fan of the Pokémon cartoons, Tracey West's novelizations are fun. They include stills from the cartoons. West tries to get to the reason behind different characters' actions which adds an nice and unexpected depth to these sorts of books.
As with the other West books the stories are grouped thematically at the expense of chronology. She doesn't put things out of order but she does skip whole plot arcs to bring together similar stories that might be separated by weeks in the original airing.
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