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I Choose You, YA Book! (Part Two)

Pokémon and YA, 2gether 4eva.

I Choose You, YA Book! (Part Two)

Apparently we're not the only ones who think Pokémon and YA books go together like a charm--you guys responded with suggestions, your own library displays, and a whole heck of a lot of Twitter and Facebook shares! We're back with the second installment, and this time we've added two more people to Team Mystic FYA: our contributor Kandis from ATXFYA, and Steph from SFFYA!


Check out this photo from commenter E., who mentioned that she had also thought of pairing YA and Pokémon for her library display (some of our picks even matched up):

Read on, and make sure to let us know if you have more Pokémon-themed YA ideas, library and school displays, costumes, and more in our comments.



It's not just that they sound similar, but Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is possibly the most literal title ever. Hmm, interspecies love. (Reader credit: E!)

Name it: Jordan Catalano


Clefable loves moonlit strolls and walks around the lake, which makes Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between a perfect match—Clare and Aidan spend one last night together revisiting their relationship before they’re off to different colleges.

Name it: Clare, Aidan


A mythical creature, and one who is easily able to circumnavigate the globe? Dragonite is definitely The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente.

Name it: September


The first wave is a pulse of electromagnetic energy that shorts out everything electric and makes planes fall from the sky...if that sounds familiar, that's because Magneton is clearly the Pokémon form of The 5th Wave

Name it: Cassie, Ben, Zombie


Ancient and long-since extinct, recently resurrected (one hopes)? Well, that sure sounds like the ancient Welsh king that The Raven Boys are looking for, don't you think?

Name it: Glendower


Lightning. Harry. Scar. Too much power. Come on, clearly Pikachu is the Harry Potter series.

Name it: Harry Potter


Since Porygon can revert itself entirely back to data form and live in cyberspace, it has to be Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, in which people live in a virtual world to escape the horrors of their own Earth.

Name it: Art3mis


Last time, we picked Metapod for Grasshopper Jungle--but only because none of us had Scyther! Thanks to reader Emily Marchman for supplying us with the true match.

Name it: Oh Shit Guys We're All Going To Die


Forgetful Slowpoke likes to loaf around the water's edge, and so does one particular Liar from E. Lockhart's brutal and sharp We Were Liars. (So wait, when it evolves into Slowbro, does that mean it will [redacted] [redacted] [redacted]?)

Name it: Cady


We choose And I Darken by Kiersten White because Lada, the main character, will literally rage forever unless someone stops her.

Name it: Lada


Uprooted features very prominently an evil wood that tries to lure people in or else carries them off, so it sounds like a perfect match for the predatory Victreebel.

Name it: Dragon


Poor Stephanie--she spilled a red drink all over the Queen Bee and now she's ostracized. With the help of a 1950s tome, though, she'll figure out How To Be Popular, and like Vulpix, turn into the fuzzy peacock she was meant to be...or something.

Name it: Stephanie


Remember how, in The Hunger Games, Rue and Katniss slept in trees to avoid would-be assassins? Weepinbell reminds of that particular scene (and everything that inevitably comes after it. SIGH).

Name it: Rue (sobbing forever)


Wigglytuff, with its eyes constantly full of tears, is clearly Cassie from The Secret Circle. Don't get me wrong, I love The Secret Circle (BOOKS, that TV show was an abomination in comparison to all that is good and true), but in the first book, Cassie tears up at everything (and wishes she could stop it). Even the resident witch hunters comment on it, thinking it's all a manipulation. It's not--and over the course of the series, she raises her combat power, too.

Name it: Cassie Blake

That's all of our picks for now--if you have suggestions, definitely feel free to discuss in the comments!

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Jennie's photo About the Author: Jennie Kendrick lives in San Francisco and has an excessive fondness of historical fiction, spreadsheets, turquoise sparkly things, and bourbon. She is also a literary agent with Lupine Grove Creative. When she's not reading, writing, or writing about reading, she cooks obsessively, runs an Etsy shop, and thrifts for vintage everything.