Free ‘Pokémon SV’ Novel ‘After the Rain’ Released; ‘Sound! Euphonium’- A Story Introducing Nemo as Lead Character by Original Author, Now Available!

On November 10th, the Pokémon Company released an original short story, “After the Rain with You,” which is based on “Pokémon Scarlet and Violet” (hereinafter referred to as “Pokémon SV”). The author is Ayano Takeda, known as the author of the novel “Sound! Euphonium.”

“Pokémon SV” is the latest work in the “Pokémon” series. It is developed by Game Freak. The setting is the Paldea region. The protagonist, as a student at a private school, will go on an adventure through this region, which is built as an open world. There are differences depending on the version, with Orange Academy appearing as a private school in “Pokémon Scarlet” and Grape Academy appearing as a private school in “Pokémon Violet.”


This work was released for Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022.To commemorate the 1st anniversary of its release, the original short story “After the Rain” is now available online.Releasehas been done. The author is Ayano Takeda, known as the author of the novel “Sound! Euphonium.” The Pokémon Company and Game Freak are said to be supervising the project.

In “After the Rain with You”, Nemo, the main character, appears as the student council president of Orange Academy. She ends up guiding Anna, a transfer student who has moved to the neighborhood, to school. During the Pokémon battle they had shortly after meeting Anna, Nemo saw something sparkling in Anna’s eyes. Although the story follows the story of “Pokémon Scarlet”, the story of Nemo and Anna’s “treasure hunt” will be told from Takeda’s own perspective.

At the time of the release, Takeda’s comments were also revealed. He says he has loved Pokemon since he was a child, and considers it an honor to have the opportunity to write the novel. When writing about Nemo, he felt that he had a great responsibility as he was loved by everyone.

A booklet version of “After the Rain with You” is also scheduled to be distributed at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Center branches nationwide, as well as on Pokémon Center Online. They will be distributed at Pokemon Centers and Pokemon Center Branches from November 18th, and at Pokemon Center Online from 10am on November 17th, to customers who make purchases of 6,000 yen or more (tax included). Please note that it will end as soon as it runs out.


There will also be a campaign to give away a booklet signed by Takeda on the official X account.For more informationOfficial sitePlease confirm.

This time, to mark one year since the release of “Pokémon SV,” an unusual initiative has been taken to release short stories by popular novelists for free. Another point to note is that the main character of the story is Nemo.

Pokemon Scarlet Violet” is now on sale for Nintendo Switch. Paid DLC “Zero’s Treasure” has also been released, and “Part 1: Ao no Kamen” is currently being distributed. “Part 2: Ai no Disk” is scheduled to start distribution on December 14th.