In the pokemon adventures manga, the eight kanto badges, when brought together, can destory the world.
Other differences from the anime include:
Pokemon deaths in battle
Trainers that can read pokemon minds
Pokedex has a "cancel" button to stop evolutions
Main character wins the tournament
and the Elite Four having a god-complex
sounds more fun than the anime.
It is. It's kinda hard to find in stores though...
I'd read the manga if I could find it in English. I like the show better though, because the show is the first anime I've seen that's not violent. What I also mean by violent is: No one is trying to take over the world, no one gets killed in the show, it's a great show. I just love shows with a good story and no violence. I just hate violence in cartoons.