History FanFic / APikachuInLove

28th May '17 5:47:12 AM TokoWH
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Things have been going pretty well with Ash and co. as of late. While training for his next gym battle, Ash decides to let his team rest in a nearby forest for a few days after all the hard work they've done and the progress they made. Meanwhile, Pikachu begins to feel melancholic about his relationship with his trainer, and how he'll never have the same bond he has with Misty and Brock due to being a Pokemon and not being able to comunnicate with him. Feeling similar sense of alienation towards the other Pokemon who view him as somewhat of a 'teacher's pet' due to being Ash's favorite, Pikachu's wishes he could have a deeper relationship with someone.

Later that night, his life takes a turn for the better when he catches a familar scent in the air and decides to investigate. He soon encounters Pichi, another Pikachu who is also traveling with a trainer as well. The two become fast friends, but little does Pikachu know that in the next following days, just how strong his bond really is with Ash will be put to its ultimate test...

''A Pikachu in Love'' is a rarity amoung Pokemon anime fanfics and canon/OC shipping fics in general, as instead of focusing on Ash and his current travelling companions, most of the focus is on Pikachu and just how strong of a bond his relationship with Ash is, as well dabbling into the FridgeHorror aspect about a Pokemon/Trainer bond about how one cannot be young or a trainer forever, and that eventually Ash will have to grown up and might want to develope a deeper relationship with someone, and leave Pikachu and his Pokemon trainer life style behind. Also, though the OC ''does'' possess some CommonMarySueTraits, this is negated by the fact that [[{{Deconstruction}} a lot of them get picked a part over the course of the fic,]] showing exactly what kind of troubles a perky, carefree being who the protagonist falls for can cause. It also shows that in the end, despite how much two might love each other, the bonds of friendship can be just as strong... The result is a fanfic that stands out amoung the usual grain of shipping fics, and a rather refreshing read if read with an open mind.

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Things have been going pretty well with Ash and co. as of late. While training for his next gym battle, Ash decides to let his team rest in a nearby forest for a few days after all the hard work they've done and the progress they made. Meanwhile, Pikachu begins to feel melancholic about his relationship with his trainer, and how he'll never have the same bond he has with Misty and Brock due to being a Pokemon and not being able to comunnicate communicate with him. Feeling a similar sense of alienation towards the other Pokemon who view him as somewhat of a 'teacher's pet' due to being Ash's favorite, Pikachu's wishes he could have a deeper relationship with someone.

Later that night, his life takes a turn for the better when he catches a familar familiar scent in the air and decides to investigate. He soon encounters Pichi, another Pikachu who is also traveling with a trainer as well. The two become fast friends, but little does Pikachu know that in the next following days, just how strong his bond really is with Ash will be put to its ultimate test...

''A Pikachu in Love'' is a rarity amoung among Pokemon anime fanfics and canon/OC shipping fics in general, as instead of focusing on Ash and his current travelling companions, most of the focus is on Pikachu and just how strong of a bond his relationship with Ash is, as well dabbling into the FridgeHorror aspect about a Pokemon/Trainer bond about how one cannot be young or a trainer forever, and that eventually Ash will have to grown grow up and might want to develope develop a deeper relationship with someone, and leave Pikachu and his Pokemon trainer life style lifestyle behind. Also, though the OC ''does'' possess some CommonMarySueTraits, this is negated by the fact that [[{{Deconstruction}} a lot of them get picked a part apart over the course of the fic,]] showing exactly what kind of troubles a perky, carefree being who the protagonist falls for can cause. It also shows that in the end, despite how much two might love each other, the bonds of friendship can be just as strong... The result is a fanfic that stands out amoung among the usual grain of shipping fics, and a rather refreshing read if read with an open mind.



* AffectionateNickname: Pichi gives Pikachu seveal, such as 'Thunder Mouse' or 'Pika-Boy'.

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* AffectionateNickname: Pichi gives Pikachu seveal, several, such as 'Thunder Mouse' or 'Pika-Boy'.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Pichi asks Pikachu what he wants to do with his life when he is telling her about how Ash will always be a trainer. In response, she asks Pikachu if he wants to be a "sports" Pokemon all his life. Though it stuns Pikachu for a few seconds because he never really considered it, he eventaully decides to leave it up to the future. Though later on, he eventually starts asking this question to himself when he realizes Ash ''won't'' be young or a trainer forever...

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Pichi asks Pikachu what he wants to do with his life when he is telling her about how Ash will always be a trainer. In response, she asks Pikachu if he wants to be a "sports" Pokemon all his life. Though it stuns Pikachu for a few seconds because he never really considered it, he eventaully eventually decides to leave it up to the future. Though later on, he eventually starts asking this question to himself when he realizes Ash ''won't'' be young or a trainer forever...



* BearsAreBadNews: [[spoiler: An Ursuring shows up in the latter chapters and nearly beats both Pikachu and Pichi to death. (Pikachu was too exhusted at the time from staying up all night to put up a good fight) Though, granted, they ''did'' crash into his den unannounced by accident... See NoHoldsBarredBeatDown below.]]
* BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, though Pikachu decided to stay with Ash, it's clear that he was deeply scarred by being forced to leave Pichi. Misty is quick to confort him though, saying that though he is a Pokemon; she, Ash, and Brock still love him like family and that if he's ever down, she wants him to remember just how much they all love him. There's also an implied chance that he might meet Pichi again someday.]]

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* BearsAreBadNews: [[spoiler: An Ursuring shows up in the latter chapters and nearly beats both Pikachu and Pichi to death. (Pikachu was too exhusted exhausted at the time from staying up all night to put up a good fight) Though, granted, they ''did'' crash into his den unannounced by accident... See NoHoldsBarredBeatDown below.]]
* BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, though Pikachu decided to stay with Ash, it's clear that he was deeply scarred by being forced to leave Pichi. Misty is quick to confort comfort him though, saying that though he is a Pokemon; she, Ash, and Brock still love him like family and that if he's ever down, she wants him to remember just how much they all love him. There's also an implied chance that he might meet Pichi again someday.]]



* {{Deconstruction}}: While the fic does pick a part certain character types, and does go into the FridgeHorror that Ash's bond with Pikachu might not be as strong as he thinks, it could at it's core possibly be considered one for OC/Canon parings and shipping in general. [[spoiler: Even though you could be the one the canon character deeply cares for, that doesn't nessicarly mean they'll choose you over their close friend/other loved one, and your attempt to make them choose between you will likely just end in heartache for both you and the one you love.]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: While the fic does pick a part apart certain character types, and does go into the FridgeHorror that Ash's bond with Pikachu might not be as strong as he thinks, it could at it's core possibly be considered one for OC/Canon parings pairings and shipping in general. [[spoiler: Even though you could be the one the canon character deeply cares for, that doesn't nessicarly necessary mean they'll choose you over their close friend/other loved one, and your attempt to make them choose between you will likely just end in heartache for both you and the one you love.]]



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: How Pichi defeats the Ursaring. Her attacks being too weak to do any real damage, she instead uses her thunder attack to cause a landslide on the hill it's on, sending it plumting to the ground below. It's ambiguous as to whether the Ursaring survived or not.]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: How Pichi defeats the Ursaring. Her attacks being too weak to do any real damage, she instead uses her thunder attack to cause a landslide on the hill it's on, sending it plumting plummeting to the ground below. It's ambiguous as to whether the Ursaring survived or not.]]



* GrowingUpSucks: Pikachu's view, at least in regards to Ash. Pikachu is terrified of the thought that one day, Ash will eventually leave behind his remnants of his younger years and likely go his seperate way from him.

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* GrowingUpSucks: Pikachu's view, at least in regards to Ash. Pikachu is terrified of the thought that one day, Ash will eventually leave behind his remnants of his younger years and likely go his seperate separate way from him.



* HeroicBSOD: Pichi gets a temporary one after [[spoiler: her actions nearly get Pikachu mawled to death by an Ursaring.]] She gets better, but she is noticeable a ''lot'' less perky afterwards.

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* HeroicBSOD: Pichi gets a temporary one after [[spoiler: her actions nearly get Pikachu mawled mauled to death by an Ursaring.]] She gets better, but she is noticeable noticeably a ''lot'' less perky afterwards.



* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler: Pichi feels this way when Pikachu was severaly beaten to near death while trying to save her from an Ursaring.]]

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* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler: Pichi feels this way when Pikachu was severaly severely beaten to near death while trying to save her from an Ursaring.]]



* JerkassRealization: Pikachu has several of these in regards to how coldly he's been acting to Ash, but what really hits home is when [[spoiler: Misty is carrying him back to the camp site after he had been attacked by the Ursaring, and she starts to talk about how much they all love him and how devisated if something had happened to them, ''especially'' Ash. It's at this point Pikachu realizes just how loved he is, and that Ash would ''never'' forget about him or leave him behind. This is what makes him decide, though with a heavy heart, that despite his feelings for her tonight was going to be the last night he would spend with Pichi...]]

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* JerkassRealization: Pikachu has several of these in regards to how coldly he's been acting to Ash, but what really hits home is when [[spoiler: Misty is carrying him back to the camp site campsite after he had been attacked by the Ursaring, and she starts to talk about how much they all love him and how devisated devastated if something had happened to them, ''especially'' Ash. It's at this point Pikachu realizes just how loved he is, and that Ash would ''never'' forget about him or leave him behind. This is what makes him decide, though with a heavy heart, that despite his feelings for her tonight was going to be the last night he would spend with Pichi...]]



* LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler: {{PlayedStraight}} and {{Subverted}}. Though love wasn't strong enough to over come loyalty, Pikachu ''did'' promise Pichi that once his battling days were done he'd come looking for her.]]

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* LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler: {{PlayedStraight}} and {{Subverted}}. Though love wasn't strong enough to over come overcome loyalty, Pikachu ''did'' promise Pichi that once his battling days were done he'd come looking for her.]]



* LoveMakesYouDumb: Pikachu is worried that this would happen if Ash fell victum to it, and if he might forget his Pokemon training (and his best friend) as a result.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Pikachu to Ash, though exactly ''how'' loyal is put to the test. [[spoiler: Apparentally though, he's loyal enough to give up a possible relationship to stick with him.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Pichi is a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. Though she does help Pikachu lighten up a bit during his depression and worry that Ash might leave him one day, her antics [[spoiler: nearly get Pikachu ''killed'' later on. See ItsAllMyFault above. Ontop of that, her attempts to make Pikachu lighten eventually leads to heartache for both of them when Pichi realizes she's in love Pikachu, and though Pikachu loves her too, it was because of her that he realized his bond with Ash was too strong for him to ever leave him, and decides to stick with Ash until the end.]]

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* LoveMakesYouDumb: Pikachu is worried that this would happen if Ash fell victum victim to it, and if he might forget his Pokemon training (and his best friend) as a result.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Pikachu to Ash, though exactly ''how'' loyal is put to the test. [[spoiler: Apparentally Apparently though, he's loyal enough to give up a possible relationship to stick with him.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Pichi is a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. Though she does help Pikachu lighten up a bit during his depression and worry that Ash might leave him one day, her antics [[spoiler: nearly get Pikachu ''killed'' later on. See ItsAllMyFault above. Ontop On top of that, her attempts to make Pikachu lighten eventually leads to heartache for both of them when Pichi realizes she's in love Pikachu, and though Pikachu loves her too, it was because of her that he realized his bond with Ash was too strong for him to ever leave him, and decides to stick with Ash until the end.]]



* NightmareSequence: Pikachu has one [[spoiler: after being knocked unconcious by the Ursaring. Namely, he hears a mass combination of voices from the main trio, and then sees Pichi about to be killed by the Ursaring.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatDown: [[spoiler: An Ursaring delivers a pretty nasty one to Pikachu due to him being too exhausted to properly fight back, as well as being forced into cramped corriders where his main attribute (speed) is of no use. Poor Pikachu nearly gets beaten to an inch of his life until Pichi finally got up the courage to save him.]]

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* NightmareSequence: Pikachu has one [[spoiler: after being knocked unconcious unconscious by the Ursaring. Namely, he hears a mass combination of voices from the main trio, and then sees Pichi about to be killed by the Ursaring.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatDown: [[spoiler: An Ursaring delivers a pretty nasty one to Pikachu due to him being too exhausted to properly fight back, as well as being forced into cramped corriders corridors where his main attribute (speed) is of no use. Poor Pikachu nearly gets beaten to an inch of his life until Pichi finally got up the courage to save him.]]



* SolemnEndingTheme: The lyrics at the very end of the fic [[spoiler: where Pikachu leaves the forest with Ash and Co., and by extention whatever little connection he still has of Pichi, has elements of this. There's no lyrical version of it though, but it's easy to get this feeling just by reading it.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: Pikachu and Pichi have shades of this. Both of them are owned by different trainers who plan on leaving the forest they met in and going there seperate ways in three days. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't end in death like most victims of this Trope, in the end Pikachu is forced to part ways with Pichi so he can continue his adventures with Ash.]]

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* SolemnEndingTheme: The lyrics at the very end of the fic [[spoiler: where Pikachu leaves the forest with Ash and Co., and by extention extension, whatever little connection he still has of Pichi, has elements of this. There's no lyrical version of it though, but it's easy to get this feeling just by reading it.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: Pikachu and Pichi have shades of this. Both of them are owned by different trainers who plan on leaving the forest they met in and going there seperate separate ways in three days. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't end in death like most victims of this Trope, in the end Pikachu is forced to part ways with Pichi so he can continue his adventures with Ash.]]



* ThePowerOfLove: Both played straight and {{Subverted}}. [[spoiler: Though it gave Pichi the courage to save Pikachu from nearly being mawled to death by an Ursaring, in the end it wasn't strong enough for Pikachu to choose to stay with her over Ash.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: Both played straight and {{Subverted}}. [[spoiler: Though it gave Pichi the courage to save Pikachu from nearly being mawled mauled to death by an Ursaring, in the end it wasn't strong enough for Pikachu to choose to stay with her over Ash.]]
2nd Jul '15 10:59:34 AM TokoWH
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--> ''"Oops," Misty slapped her forehead. "Sorry Poliwhirl. I forgot that some of my Pokemon actually need their beauty sleep..."''



--> ''"Oops," Misty slapped her forehead. "Sorry Poliwhirl. I forgot that some of my Pokemon actually need their beauty sleep..."''
2nd Jul '15 10:59:09 AM TokoWH
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* IdiotBall: The ''only'' reason for [[spoiler: the BittersweetEnding]] happening is because of the fact that it never accrued to either Pikachu or Pichi [[spoiler: or ''even Misty'' when she finds out about them]] to just ''tell'' their trainers about each other [[spoiler: instead of being forced to go their separate ways at the end]] is a bit hard swallow. Given Ash's past track record, he would have been more than accepting of it [[spoiler: and likely would have been willing to have a few more traveling companions if it meant Pikachu would be happy,]] and from what we hear of Faith from Pichi she sounds nice enough and would probably understand as well. Sure, [[spoiler: it would of probably bought them the rest of the region together at ''most'']] but at least it's better than [[spoiler: being forced to split up after only three days of only just getting to really know each other, and likely never seeing each other again]]. Doesn't help that the only justification InUniverse give is because Pikachu [[NaughtyByNight is worried he'll be seen as prev should his trainer catch him]], a fact that in itself falls apart when [[spoiler: again, Misty finds out about it]].
11th Jun '15 10:35:15 AM TokoWH
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Pichi asks Pikachu this when he is telling her about how Ash will always be a trainer. In response, she asks Pikachu if he wants to be a "sports" Pokemon all his life. Though it stuns Pikachu for a few seconds because he never really considered it, he eventaully decides to leave it up to the future. Though later on, he eventually starts asking this question to himself when he realizes Ash ''won't'' be young or a trainer forever...

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Pichi asks Pikachu this what he wants to do with his life when he is telling her about how Ash will always be a trainer. In response, she asks Pikachu if he wants to be a "sports" Pokemon all his life. Though it stuns Pikachu for a few seconds because he never really considered it, he eventaully decides to leave it up to the future. Though later on, he eventually starts asking this question to himself when he realizes Ash ''won't'' be young or a trainer forever...
11th Jun '15 10:34:03 AM TokoWH
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion / AndThenWhat: Pichi asks Pikachu this when he is telling her about how Ash will always be a trainer. In response, she asks Pikachu if he wants to be a "sports" Pokemon all his life. Though it stuns Pikachu for a few seconds because he never really considered it, he eventaully decides to leave it up to the future. Though later on, he eventually starts asking this question to himself when he realizes Ash ''won't'' be young or a trainer forever...

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion / AndThenWhat: ArmorPiercingQuestion: Pichi asks Pikachu this when he is telling her about how Ash will always be a trainer. In response, she asks Pikachu if he wants to be a "sports" Pokemon all his life. Though it stuns Pikachu for a few seconds because he never really considered it, he eventaully decides to leave it up to the future. Though later on, he eventually starts asking this question to himself when he realizes Ash ''won't'' be young or a trainer forever...
4th Jun '15 8:21:23 AM TokoWH
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* CommonMarySueTraits: Pichi sports a few. Namely, having blue eyes (an unusual eye color for Pikachus, who usually only have black eyes), wearing a [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow sky blue bow]], having [[PinkGirlBlueBoy pink cheeks instead of red]], her voice being mentioned to sound like a new born babies, and [[spoiler: managing to beat Ursaring after it nearly ''killed'' Pikachu, granted though it was through indirect means.]] Considering [[{{Deconstruction}} the nature of this fic]] though, this might have been [[InvokedTrope intentional]].
4th Jun '15 8:15:32 AM TokoWH
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''A Pikachu in Love'' is a rarity amoung Pokemon anime fanfics and canon/OC shipping fics in general, as instead of focusing on Ash and his current travelling companions, most of the focus is on Pikachu and just how strong of a bond his relationship with Ash is, as well dabbling into the FridgeHorror aspect about a Pokemon/Trainer bond about how one cannot be young or a trainer forever, and that eventually Ash will have to grown up and might want to develope a deeper relationship with someone, and leave Pikachu and his Pokemon trainer life style behind. Also, though the OC ''does'' possess some CommonMarySueTraits, this is negated by the fact that [[spoiler: [[{{Deconstruction}} a lot of them get picked a part over the course of the fic,]] showing exactly what kind of troubles a perky, carefree being who the protagonist falls for can cause. It also shows that in the end, despite how much two might love each other, the bonds of friendship can be just as strong...]] The result is a fanfic that stands out amoung the usual grain of shipping fics, and a rather refreshing read if read with an open mind.

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''A Pikachu in Love'' is a rarity amoung Pokemon anime fanfics and canon/OC shipping fics in general, as instead of focusing on Ash and his current travelling companions, most of the focus is on Pikachu and just how strong of a bond his relationship with Ash is, as well dabbling into the FridgeHorror aspect about a Pokemon/Trainer bond about how one cannot be young or a trainer forever, and that eventually Ash will have to grown up and might want to develope a deeper relationship with someone, and leave Pikachu and his Pokemon trainer life style behind. Also, though the OC ''does'' possess some CommonMarySueTraits, this is negated by the fact that [[spoiler: [[{{Deconstruction}} a lot of them get picked a part over the course of the fic,]] showing exactly what kind of troubles a perky, carefree being who the protagonist falls for can cause. It also shows that in the end, despite how much two might love each other, the bonds of friendship can be just as strong...]] The result is a fanfic that stands out amoung the usual grain of shipping fics, and a rather refreshing read if read with an open mind.
4th Jun '15 8:13:19 AM TokoWH
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* SolemnEndingTheme: [[spoiler: The lyrics at the very end of the fic where Pikachu leaves the forest with Ash and Co., and by extention whatever little connection he still has of Pichi, has elements of this.]]

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* SolemnEndingTheme: [[spoiler: The lyrics at the very end of the fic [[spoiler: where Pikachu leaves the forest with Ash and Co., and by extention whatever little connection he still has of Pichi, has elements of this. There's no lyrical version of it though, but it's easy to get this feeling just by reading it.]]
4th Jun '15 8:11:30 AM TokoWH
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Given the very nature of some of the tropes listed here, while the exact details are hidden, there are a hefty amount of spoilers on the trope page. You have been warned.



* [[spoiler: BearsAreBadNews: An Ursuring shows up in the latter chapters and nearly beats both Pikachu and Pichi to death. (Pikachu was too exhusted at the time from staying up all night to put up a good fight) Though, granted, they ''did'' crash into his den unannounced by accident... See NoHoldsBarredBeatDown below.]]
* [[spoiler: BitterSweetEnding: In the end, though Pikachu decided to stay with Ash, it's clear that he was deeply scarred by being forced to leave Pichi. Misty is quick to confort him though, saying that though he is a Pokemon; she, Ash, and Brock still love him like family and that if he's ever down, she wants him to remember just how much they all love him. There's also an implied chance that he might meet Pichi again someday.]]

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* [[spoiler: BearsAreBadNews: [[spoiler: An Ursuring shows up in the latter chapters and nearly beats both Pikachu and Pichi to death. (Pikachu was too exhusted at the time from staying up all night to put up a good fight) Though, granted, they ''did'' crash into his den unannounced by accident... See NoHoldsBarredBeatDown below.]]
* [[spoiler: BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, though Pikachu decided to stay with Ash, it's clear that he was deeply scarred by being forced to leave Pichi. Misty is quick to confort him though, saying that though he is a Pokemon; she, Ash, and Brock still love him like family and that if he's ever down, she wants him to remember just how much they all love him. There's also an implied chance that he might meet Pichi again someday.]]



* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: In the end, Pikachu is forced to make a choice between staying with Ash or living in the wild with Pichi. Though he admits that he loves Pichi very much, he decides that his bond with Ash was too strong to just break like that, and with a heavy heart is forced to leave Pichi for what is likely to be the very last time...]]
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: How Pichi defeats the Ursaring. Her attacks being too weak to do any real damage, she instead uses her thunder attack to cause a landslide on the hill it's on, sending it plumting to the ground below. It's ambiguous as to whether the Ursaring survived or not.]]

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* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: In the end, Pikachu is forced to make a choice between staying with Ash or living in the wild with Pichi. Though he admits that he loves Pichi very much, he decides that his bond with Ash was too strong to just break like that, and with a heavy heart is forced to leave Pichi for what is likely to be the very last time...]]
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: How Pichi defeats the Ursaring. Her attacks being too weak to do any real damage, she instead uses her thunder attack to cause a landslide on the hill it's on, sending it plumting to the ground below. It's ambiguous as to whether the Ursaring survived or not.]]



* GenkiGirl: Pichi, and very much so. [[spoiler: Get's '''''BRUTALLY''''' deconstructed when her wacky and carefree actions nearly get Pikachu ''killed''. See ItsAllMyFault and HeroicBSOD below.]]

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* GenkiGirl: Pichi, and very much so. [[spoiler: Get's '''''BRUTALLY''''' deconstructed when her wacky and carefree actions nearly get Pikachu ''killed''. See ItsAllMyFault and HeroicBSOD below.]]



* [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass: Pikachu in the end, when he chooses to stay with Ash and Co. instead of living in the wild with Pichi.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler: Pikachu in the end, when he chooses to stay with Ash and Co. instead of living in the wild with Pichi.]]



* [[spoiler: ItsAllMyFault: Pichi feels this way when Pikachu was severaly beaten to near death while trying to save her from an Ursaring.]]

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* [[spoiler: ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler: Pichi feels this way when Pikachu was severaly beaten to near death while trying to save her from an Ursaring.]]



* [[spoiler: LoveCannotOvercome: {{PlayedStraight}} and {{Subverted}}. Though love wasn't strong enough to over come loyalty, Pikachu ''did'' promise Pichi that once his battling days were done he'd come looking for her.]]
* [[spoiler: LoveHurts: Pikachu gets hit ''hard'' with this in the ending, having to say goodbye to Pichi when he finally made his choice to stay with Ash. Misty's comment when she sees it pretty much sums it up.]]

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* [[spoiler: LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler: {{PlayedStraight}} and {{Subverted}}. Though love wasn't strong enough to over come loyalty, Pikachu ''did'' promise Pichi that once his battling days were done he'd come looking for her.]]
* [[spoiler: LoveHurts: LoveHurts:[[spoiler: Pikachu gets hit ''hard'' with this in the ending, having to say goodbye to Pichi when he finally made his choice to stay with Ash. Misty's comment when she sees it pretty much sums it up.]]



* [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Loyal Pokemon Companion]]: Pikachu to Ash, though exactly ''how'' loyal is put to the test. [[spoiler: Apparentally though, he's loyal enough to give up a possible relationship to stick with him.]]

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* [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Loyal Pokemon Companion]]: LoyalAnimalCompanion: Pikachu to Ash, though exactly ''how'' loyal is put to the test. [[spoiler: Apparentally though, he's loyal enough to give up a possible relationship to stick with him.]]



* [[spoiler: RedEyesTakeWarning: When Pichi falls into a cave, the first thing Pikachu sees after she screams are red glowing eyes, which is shortly revealed to be an Ursaring's.]]
* [[spoiler: PleaseDontLeaveMe: Pichi says this to an unconscious (and possibly dying) Pikachu after he risked his life saving her from an Ursaring.]]

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* [[spoiler: RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: When Pichi falls into a cave, the first thing Pikachu sees after she screams are red glowing eyes, which is shortly revealed to be an Ursaring's.]]
* [[spoiler: PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler: Pichi says this to an unconscious (and possibly dying) Pikachu after he risked his life saving her from an Ursaring.]]



* [[spoiler: TrainStationGoodbye: Though there's no train station involved, Pikachu's final goodbye to Pichi has a ''lot'' of elements of this.]]

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* [[spoiler: TrainStationGoodbye: [[spoiler: Though there's no train station involved, Pikachu's final goodbye to Pichi has a ''lot'' of elements of this.]]
4th Dec '14 1:45:56 AM GhostOfAGeek
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Things have been going pretty well with Ash and co. as of late. While training for his next gym battle, Ash decides to let his team rest in a nearby forest for a few days after all the hard work they've done and the progress they made. Meanwhile, Pikachu begins to feel melancholic about his relationship with his trainer, and how he'll never have the same bond he has with Misty and Brock due to being a Pokemon and not being able to comunnicate with him. Feeling similar sense of alienation towards the other Pokemon who view him as somewhat of a 'teachers pet' due to being Ash's favorite, Pikachu's wishes he could have a deeper relationship with someone.

Later that night, his life takes a turn for the better when he catches a familar scent in the air and decides to investigate. He soon encounters Pichi, another Pikachu who is also traveling with a trainer as well. The two become fast friends, but little does Pikachu know that in the next following days, just how strong his bond really is with Ash will be put to it's ultimate test...

''A Pikachu in Love'' is a rarity amoung Pokemon anime fanfics and canon/OC shipping fics in general, as instead of focusing on Ash and his current travelling companions, most of the focus is on Pikachu and just how strong of a bond his relationship with Ash is, as well dabbling into the FridgeHorror aspect about a Pokemon/Trainer bond about how one cannot be young or a trainer forever, and that eventually Ash will have to grown up and might want to develope a deeper relationship with someone, and leave Pikachu and his Pokemon trainer life style behind. Also, though the OC ''does'' possess some CommonMarySueTraits, this is negated by the fact that [[spoiler: [[{{Deconstruction}} a lot of them get picked a part over the course of the fic,]] showing exactly what kind of troubles a perky, carefree being who the protagonist falls for can cause. It also shows that in the end, despite how much two might love each other, the bonds of friendship can be just as strong...]] The result is a fanfic that stands out amoung the usual grain of shipping fics, and a rather refeashing read if read with an open mind.

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Things have been going pretty well with Ash and co. as of late. While training for his next gym battle, Ash decides to let his team rest in a nearby forest for a few days after all the hard work they've done and the progress they made. Meanwhile, Pikachu begins to feel melancholic about his relationship with his trainer, and how he'll never have the same bond he has with Misty and Brock due to being a Pokemon and not being able to comunnicate with him. Feeling similar sense of alienation towards the other Pokemon who view him as somewhat of a 'teachers 'teacher's pet' due to being Ash's favorite, Pikachu's wishes he could have a deeper relationship with someone.

Later that night, his life takes a turn for the better when he catches a familar scent in the air and decides to investigate. He soon encounters Pichi, another Pikachu who is also traveling with a trainer as well. The two become fast friends, but little does Pikachu know that in the next following days, just how strong his bond really is with Ash will be put to it's its ultimate test...

''A Pikachu in Love'' is a rarity amoung Pokemon anime fanfics and canon/OC shipping fics in general, as instead of focusing on Ash and his current travelling companions, most of the focus is on Pikachu and just how strong of a bond his relationship with Ash is, as well dabbling into the FridgeHorror aspect about a Pokemon/Trainer bond about how one cannot be young or a trainer forever, and that eventually Ash will have to grown up and might want to develope a deeper relationship with someone, and leave Pikachu and his Pokemon trainer life style behind. Also, though the OC ''does'' possess some CommonMarySueTraits, this is negated by the fact that [[spoiler: [[{{Deconstruction}} a lot of them get picked a part over the course of the fic,]] showing exactly what kind of troubles a perky, carefree being who the protagonist falls for can cause. It also shows that in the end, despite how much two might love each other, the bonds of friendship can be just as strong...]] The result is a fanfic that stands out amoung the usual grain of shipping fics, and a rather refeashing refreshing read if read with an open mind.

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