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[[caption-width-right:204:This is what happens when you write satire for Pokémon.]]
-->''"The [[HotBlooded burning passions]] of a man can only be shown in battle..."''

There was once a person who wanted to [[DeconstructiveParody parody]] the "standard" of Pokémon fanfics. This series, is born from that odd dream.

This series is Like a Line Drive!, [[PlayingWithATrope revolving around taking the common tropes associated]] with Pokémon fanfic series, and throwing it back at its audience for laughs.

Meet our protagonist, William. He starts his journey, entrusted with his trusty [[PaletteSwap shiny]] Eevee known as Rydia. Together, they would face tough challenges, relying on each other's strength in tough situations. At least, that is what most people would think. ... In fact, he got dragged into starting this ridiculous and stereotypical journey, and reluctantly keeps up with his partner pokémon, who seems to have an unexplainable attraction to his person.

As his journey starts, William ends up with other pokémon, most of them having a [[PaletteSwap color different to other pokémon of their race]]. Thinking it is strange, Will wants to find out more about his strange companions, slowly warming up to them. Starting to enjoy his adventure, he meets up with old friends, nasty villains, and strange people. Could it be that this pokémon hater is slowly turning to his old self? Can he stand up to the evil Team Galactic-Magma alliance, and destroy their disastrous plans?

The fanfic itself is known for its strange prose, as well as its plot points that at first seem completely useless, but later on become tied in with key elements that, promise to become much more prominent later on in the series.

Found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5952419/1/ here]], where the author also provides his user page with a small trope list.

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!!This fanfic contains examples of:

* AffablyEvil: Despite Luna's [[FlamboyantGay behavior]], he's [[spoiler:actually one of, or even THE main antagonist of the series.]]
* AloofBigBrother: Heather's sort of this to Conan, however since Conan went off to become a detective and a part of the law, she rarely has a chance to see him, making the young boy resent her absent sister. Jun is this towards his younger sister, [[spoiler: Karina]].
* {{Badass}}: Pick a character, any character.
** BadassAdorable: Karina's quite adorable, even during a battle.
** BadassBiker: Heather actually has a pretty [[CoolBike cool]] bike.
** BadassBookworm: Kinsa, his [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses glasses]] show it.
** BadassCrew: William's whole party is often considered this.
** BadassFamily: The Sanada family.
** BadassLongcoat: Kinsa's own cloak shows this in spades.
** CulturedBadass: Despite being a bird, Krowley does show a slight air for chivalry.
** LittleMissBadass: Ruby is often seen as this.
* {{BFG}}: Heather owns her own custom baker rifle.
* BikerBabe: See above.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Miki is normally interpreted as this; her twin [[AvertedTrope averts]] this, however.
* BrokenBird: Riyu is this.
* CharacterDevelopment: William eventually [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold lightens]] up to his pokémon, is a notorious example.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: William is quite the strong character.
* ContinuityNod: The series is supposedly the sequel to an old comic of the author's, with the fanfic series slowly opening up both its own and also intertwining old events into the story.
* CoolBigSis: Heather appears to be this towards Karina.
* EldritchAbomination: Minus' origins are still unknown to this day...
* FieryRedHead: Heather's full of this, Mimi may count, despite her [[MulticoloredHair two-tone]] hair.
* FingerlessGloves: Stephanie and Rodney both own a pair.
* GadgeteerGenius: Kinsa appears to be this, evident from most of the items he's created over the series.
* GenkiGirl: Karina.
* GoodIsDumb: Rodney and Karina have their moments of being dense.
* GratuitousFrench: Both Angie and Krowley speak fluent French, with English laced with their phrasing.
* HeelFaceTurn: Kazuki is a hilarious example.
* HotBlooded: Well, William's character is inspired by [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]] and [[Anime/DigimonSavers Masaru]].
* HyperAwareness: Conan, as up-coming detective, worked hard until he perfected this technique. A part of Rodney's blessings from his [[CursedWithAwesome curse]].
* JerkAss: Many of the male characters seem to be this.
* KidDetective: Conan may appear to be this, but he's actually one of the [[OlderThanTheyLook older]] characters in the series.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:This is why Luna's quite... Eccentric with his mannerisms.]]
* MarkOfTheSupernatural: Conan's special ability changes his left eye's color to a [[RedEyesTakeWarning blood red]].
* NiceHat: Rodney has a rather nice one.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Rodney and Mimi are actually powerful trainers, despite their silly personalities.
* PeekABangs: Both Conan and Heather has this hairstyle.
* ShoutOut: DetectiveConan
* TalkingAnimal: Sasha could speak English, Krowley is [[GratuitousFrench bilingual]].
* TheRival: [[WorthyOpponent Jun]] [[SubvertedTrope was]] this.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Karina is Stephanie's girly girl, Stephanie serves as Karina's tomboy.
* TrainingFromHell: [[spoiler:Riyu]] and Karina suffer from this.
* TriggerHappy: Not only is there a [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4574496/61/Like_a_Line_Drive chapter]] named this, Heather herself seems to have an obsession with firing her rifle.
** Not to mention younger bro Conan.
* {{Twincest}}: Miki plays with Mimi like this.
* UnreliableNarrator: The Narrator of the series is a complete parody of this trope, often going out the way to create jokes of the series characters' personalities, and also generally "misreads his cue cards/teleprompter" through reading. These mistakes are generally blamed on both the author and also certain employees of the Narrator.
* UnwantedHarem: Sadly, poor William must not only deal with two girls wanting his love, but also two of his own pokémon.
* YouCantFightFate: The Sanada family legacy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Few characters actually sport natural hair colors.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Ruby is a Class B.