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''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/9303968/1/ Into the fires of hell]]'' by Pokemaster-Samantha
* Recommended by @/{{TheChaosEntity}}
* ''Status'': Incomplete
* ''Pairings'': Silver/Lyra
* ''Synopsis'': Lyra is helping a hot headed trainer, making sure they get rid of Team Rocket completely this time. But it seems that Team Rocket has gigantic plans that might spell disaster to the duo. To save our world the two will have to throw themselves into the fires of hell. Soulsilvershipping. Lyra and Silver are 18 and 19.
* ''Comments'': Very well developed in terms of overall plot and character interaction. True to the source material and everyone is in-character. Reviews welcomed by author.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1563578/1/ Watch Your Back]]'' by Maia's Pen
* Recommended by @/{{Nexus}}
* ''Status'': Complete.
* ''Pairings'': Gary/Misty (Yeah, I know. But it's written so well that it actually made it seem plausible, and I usually hate reading non-canon pairing ships.)
* ''Synopsis'': An unidentified new Pokemon kidnaps all of the world's strongest trainers one-by-one. After they are all gathered, they are ''forced'' by an ancient cult to participate in a rather dark TournamentArc. The story mainly focuses on Ash, Gary, and Misty.
* ''Comments'': Very dramatic and well-written, though the descriptions of the battles could be better.
[=[[reviews:Watch Your Back]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4677421/1/ When One Ends]]'' by Soulja and a Gentleman
* Recommended by @/{{The Jabberwock}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing.
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Misty, May/Drew and Brock/Solidad
* ''Synopsis'': After Ash disappears from the face of the earth for five years, he returns to Pallet Town hoping to open a Gym there. However, much has changed since he left, including himself: He recently realized that he has feelings for Misty. Unfortuantely, Misty's already taken; she's dating a rich socialite named Nigel. The story focuses on Ash and Misty's now complicated relationship, along with some other subplots and a slew of [=OCs=].
* ''Comments'': ''Extremely'' well written, though the grammar can use some work. The characters' personalities are engaging and fun, and each OC has a different and well-defined personality, especially {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kai. The humor is also well timed. The drama between Ash and Misty somehow manages not to get boring. A personal favorite fic of mine.
** @/CantoCandidus: About the OC's, i've seen better and with all due respect, they were irritating for me to read and i stopped halfway through the fic after multiple tries to at least NOT dislike them, it felt like they just barged their way through into the story. Again, this is just me talking. Read the fic and make your own judgement.
[=[[reviews:When One Ends]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7362606/1/The-Johto-Quest The Johto Quest]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1274599/MarHeavenAngel MarHeavenAngel]]
* Recommended by clockwork11
* ''Status'': Incomplete[=/=]Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': Lyra[=/=]Silver and Crystal(Kris)[=/=]Gold(Ethan)
* ''Synopsis'': Join Lyra, Gold and Crystal as they embark on their journey through the Johto and Kanto regions! New discoveries, the rise of Team Rocket, a certain annoying red-headed rival...and more!
* ''Comments'': This story has it's own flavor, it basically has the feel as if it was an anime series of the [[PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver games]]. Lyra and Crystal are fraternal twin sisters in here, and they plan on going on a Pokemon journey together with their childhood friend, Gold (Ethan). The interactions between the characters so far are really enjoyable. The most enjoyable being of course between the main trio, which has that [[TrueCompanions nakama feel]] that you would have in the anime with Ash and his friends. The interactions between Lyra and her rival Silver are also enjoyable, and it even throws in a few [[EarlyBirdCameo early appearences of other game characters in Pokemon]]. As well as a a subtle ship tease between a couple of other ships, besides the main ones.

''[[http://miyatoriaka.deviantart.com/art/FAITH-Cover-121004486 FAITH]]'' by MiyaToriaka
* Recommended by DATEMAY
* ''Status'': Complete.
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Misty, and a bit of Drew/May
* ''Synopsis'': [[MakeAWish Mishes wishes on a shooting star one night]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor to be with Ash again.]] When she wakes up the next morning... she's now a Pikachu. Found by Ash and Gary, she now has to figure out how to change back while dealing with her feelings and being with Ash again.
* ''Comments'': Very funny and well-written, and Misty's Pikachu form is so cute.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4130094/1/Freak_on_a_Leash Freak on a Leash]]'' by Nibzo
* Recommended by @/{{Ketsu}}
* ''Status'': Complete.
* ''Pairings'': Gary/Ash, Misty/Brock (not in focus)
* ''Synopsis'': "Ash is the missing link between Pokemon and humans, and is kept on a tight chain. But when Gary walks into his life, things could change drastically--but for better, or for worse?" Starts out dark, but a bit fluffy. One bit of sumt. Most definitely yaoi.
* ''Comments'': [[spoiler: You'll forget about the smut due to the [[KillEmAll deaths]] and [[BittersweetEnding the ending.]]]] Well written and I know it made me [[TearJerker cry]]. Very short at only nine chapters, but a good read.
[=[[reviews:Freak on a Leash]]=]

''[[http://agnph.com/fics/viewstory.php?sid=2483 Her Biggest Fan]]'' by Zephyr Paws.
* Recommended by @/EtherealFrog.
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairings'': OC Weavile/OC Plusle
* ''Synopsis'': "Atra, a cold, detached Weavile that cares only for fighting and solitude, is pestered by her Trainer's newest Pokemon: a rare colored Plusle named Elly that he traded for." A F/F PornWithPlot. Link is NSFW.
* ''Comments'': Oh, this one. A wonderful, well-written story. Although, the ending is, uh, sad. Have some free time before starting it though, the chapters are rather long, and multiple sittings don't fit well with the story, but, again YMMV.
[=[[reviews:Her Biggest Fan]]=]

''[[FanFic/APikachuInLove A Pikachu in Love]]'' by Golem Gojira.
* Recommended by Tropers/TokoWH
* ''Status'': ''Complete''
* ''Pairings'': Pikachu/OC Pikachu.
* ''Synopsis'': Set way back in the Jotho Saga, on their way to the next gym the main cast decides to take a little break in a forest. On that night when Pikachu catches a familiar scent on the winds, the events that insue send Pikachu into making one of the hardest descisions of his life...
* ''Comments'': One of the rare Pokemon anime shipping fics that mainly focuses' on one of the main cast Pokemon for a change. A Pikachu In Love is an interesting take on the concept of shipping in that instead of focusing on the couple, it focuses on how the possiblity of someone falling in love can affect others. Throughout the fic Pikachu battles to come to terms with the prospect that Ash may one day grow too old for his Pokemon training and instead seek solance in a new love, possibly forgetting his best friend in the process, ontop of already feeling alienated by the fact that unlike Brock and Misty he can't fully communicate with Ash. Having met a fellow Pikachu 'Pichi' the following night, he originally starts to meet her the next following nights to help cope with this possible outcome, but even ''that'' starts to cause him unnessicary grief as he starts to struggle with new emotions he's never felt before...
* All in all, ''A Pikachu in Love'' is an interesting read if read with an open mind. Though the OC 'Pichi' ''does'' possess some CommonMarySueTraits, and her {{Genki Girl}}-ness can wear on some's nervs, this eventually gets balanced out by [[spoiler: the fact that such traits get rather ''breutally'' {{Deconstructed}} later on in the fic.]] On-top of that, this fic also goes to show something other shipping fics rarely touch upon, in [[spoiler: that sometimes, the bonds between true friends can be stronger than that of the feelings of love...]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5383561/1/All_We_Know_Is_Falling All We Know Is Falling]]'' by d i n o b o t.
* Recommended by @/DarkGyarados
* ''Status'': Complete.
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Misty
* ''Synopsis'': " Years in the future, Ash Ketchum is an agent of the Pokémon League sent to investigate the disappearance of an old friend. The evidence leads him to Cerulean City, fatal battles and a deadly conspiracy that could threaten all he holds dear."
* ''Comments'': Although it has its flaws, this fanfic is very well written and structured. It's got some kick-ass action scenes that really impressed this troper, [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Ash and Misty's romance was developed very nicely]] and it wasn't childish. On the whole, this is one of the many examples of how a ''Pokeshipping'' fanfic should be written.
** @/{{Pykrete}}: A few very minor nitpicks[[note]]he needs a proofreader, but not badly[[/note]], but ''lots'' of substance. Characters are kept believable, Ash TookALevelInBadass while still being a lovable doofus -- he feels a bit like [[PokemonSpecial Red]], really -- and it seems [[{{Jerkass}} Paul]] mellowed out just the right amount. Basically a really fun read that realizes any fluff between Ash and Misty will have a hell of a lot of steel behind it.
[=[[reviews:All We Know Is Falling]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5859927/1/The_Sound_of_Falling_Rain The Sound Of Falling Rain]]'' by DOTMW
* Recommended by @/SagaciousZu
* ''Status'': Complete.
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Misty, other minor pairings
* ''Synopsis'': Ten years after the start of the series, Ash vanishes from a championship tournament only to appear on Misty's doorstep one rainy afternoon. Misty's worried that something's wrong and through the course of the night, she unravels what finally scared [[{{Determinator}} Ash]] into finally giving up.
* ''Comments'': Still ongoing (described by the author as a "oneshot that got away from [him/her]") this fic is AAML matured and distilled into a small space of time with the emphasis on their relationship over the years. The author keeps the reader in Misty's shoes for the most part, unraveling the mystery as she understands it (and as of chapter 4, the whole "puzzle" is still forming). The author does a good job of keeping the lens focused on Ash and Misty while still including Ash's other friends [[TrueCompanions who are just as worried as Misty]]. Still ongoing but promising to be a solid fic overall.
** Completed as of August 17, 2010! And it has a very, very satisfying ending that is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming incredibly heartwarming]].
[=[[reviews:The Sound Of Falling Rain]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4294242/1/ Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: Time Travel]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1526677/JapanDreamer09 JapanDreamer09]]
* Recommended by @/{{Assassin}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing.
* ''Pairings'': Lucas/Dawn
* ''Synopsis'': Team Galactic ruled the world. Now Lucas went back in time fourteen years ago to stop them. Along the way, he meet Dawn and Damion. Will they be able to save the world? Will Lucas want to go back after he realized his feelings for Dawn?
* ''Comments'': Like the author's other fics, this story is a finely combined concoction of both the games and the manga. The time travel aspect is a glimpse into a future where Cyrus succeeds in his plans and offers a story of what his victims endure. While it could feel rushed in the execution with the occasional grammar and spelling errors, it's a good read.
[=[[reviews:Pokemon Diamond And Pearl: Time Travel]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5385268/1/His_Queen His Queen]]'' by Night Rain Illusion.
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Status'': Complete.
* ''Pairings'': Jun/Mitsumi
* ''Synposis'': Jun/Mitsumi. If you tell him that "love at first sight" isn't real, Jun will simply say that he must be blind with love for her. Based on the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
* ''Comments'': Well..It's a [[PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure DPA]] fanfiction, and this troper has only seen around two including this one. It's a short and simple fanfic that delves into Jun and Mitsumi's relationship. It's a recommended read, for even people unfamiliar with the manga.
[=[[reviews:His Queen]]=]

''[[Fanfic/ANewChanceSeries A New Chance Series]]'' by ARCEUS-Master
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Poptard}}, Tropers/CaellachTigerEye
* ''Status'':
** ''A New Chance At Life'': Complete
** ''A New Chance For Adventure'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Latias, Pikachu/Umbreon (Gary's), one-sided Misty/Ash.
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''A New Chance At Life'': "Latios was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for Altomare, for his sister. But some fortunate events give him a second chance at life thanks to Latias and Ash. So Altomare is safe and Latios is alive. Now, both Dragons depart with Ash on his journey."
** ''A New Chance For Adventure'': "Finishing the Johto region while catching two Legendary Pokémon, Latias and Latios, was certainly a joyous experience for Ash. With that region behind him, Ash has now set his sights on a new challenge: the Hoenn League."
* ''Comments'' ("A New Chance At Life"): A very well written What-if story. The story covers Ash's journey to the Silver Conference with two OlympusMons in tow. The writting gets continually better each chapter, and the characterization is perfect. There's even some [[InterspeciesRomance Ash/Latias]] fluff. It's nearing completion, but will be continued in a sequel with Ahs going to Hoenn.
** I second this one without hesitation. Though labelling it as a ''primarily'' {{Shipping}} fic is questionable, the romance is being hinted at frequently and is ''very'' slow-burning (a JustifiedTrope due to Ash's ObliviousToLove nature), but it's still there. Characterisation is strong and consistent, the humour never feels over-repetitive even with some RunningGag elements, and there is actually a pre-planned plot going on - in fact, the first story is just a ''Prologue'' to the much, MUCH bigger plot which is to be unravelled in ANCFA. Not to mention the expanded roles of faces such as Bianca (Movie 5), and the less-seen Team Rocket agents (who have a ''very'' large role for the sequel being Foreshadowed). My only quibble is the diminishment of some supporting characters (ie: Harrison, Macey, Jackson, etc), but given the structure, even this is excusable. Concluding, I must commend the author for his dedication towards this AU series - few who set at such a task are as skilled, patient or competent at it as ARCEUS-Master.
[=[[reviews:A New Chance At Life]]=]

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3626681/1/In_Ruins In Ruins]] by Lanie Kay-Aleese
* Recommended by @/{{SofiaMerriweather}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': It's a more mature and a darker look at the Pokemon cast, especially Shigeru and Satoshi (Gary and Ash). This fic details what happens after Ash comes back home, gets bored, and goes to visit Shigeru's workplace at ancient ruins, beeing thrown into a time where the ruins were alive with people and a unique culture. But why were they put there? And who put them there? Shigeru and Satoshi must find themselves, find out what's going on, and find a way home.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Shigeru/Satoshi or Gary/Ash. This is male slash, but as a romance is very tastefully written. This is equally a romance and adventure story.
* ''Comments'': I love it, and it's very well written. The emotions and characters are real. It's pretty addictive, I must warn you.
[=[[reviews:In Ruins]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5906887/1/Bullet_Proof) Bullet Proof]] by Otte
* Recomended by @/{{Faislittlewhiteraven}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing:'' Manga version Gold/Silver SLASH
* ''Synopsis'': A one-shot set within an alternate manga verse. Actual summary: "They never expected to get in this deep. However, against impossible odds, all you can do is fight back."
* ''Comments'': Seriously, a very additive oneshot that takes a few plot threads left hanging from the end of the Emerald arc and manages to turn it into one of the most dark and intense fics I've ever read. It constantly jumps perspective between characters and between past and present but surprisingly still tells an understandible (if not an extremely well written) story, as well as managing to give one of the best reasons for why humans don't carry weapons that I've ever read in the process. It has a few lines of song fic but those are easily ignored; the shipping is also fairly ignorable except for a few lines in the middle and at the end, so for those not as into slash as myself please just ingore the shipping and read it anyway. Highly recomended.
[=[[reviews:Bullet Proof]]=]

''[[http://serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=323092 Except Me]]'' by Mel-Girl
* Recommended by @/{{Chariot}}
* ''Status'': Discontinued.
* ''Pairings'': Multi-shipping fic.
* ''Synopsis'': A fic set in AU at a boarding school. Revolves around Kengo trying to get with Hikari as well as various other character relationships.
* ''Comments'': An extremely memorable fic about life, love, and the stuggle for courage. Very good, I was sad to see it go.
[=[[reviews:Except Me]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1811587/1/Cavern_Of_A_Million_Colors Cavern Of A Million Colours]]'' by Eeveebeth Fejvu
* Recommended by @/{{CanadianPhoenix}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Misty, [[spoiler:May/Brendan]] (implied)
* ''Synopsis'': "A novel. A magical cave doesn't seem like such a bad place to get trapped in, especially with your best friend. However, when a frightening occurrence happens to Ash and Misty, will Brock, May, and Max be able to get them out... alive? AAML"
* ''Comments'': The fic that got me into fanfiction. Admittedly a fan of Ash/Misty so I may be biased, but the tentative emotions between the two feels very tender and realistic, when taking into account their situation.
[=[[reviews:Cavern Of A Million Colours]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6530485/1/Cerulean_Aurum Cerulean Aurum]]'' by kagome002
* Recommended by discorobots
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': Silver/Ethan [Game-verse]
* ''Synopsis'': Those eyes were what drew him in. Every time he looked at those irises, no matter how many times he's seen them throughout his journey, they never fail to shine with the lustrous, beautiful glimmer of pure gold.
* ''Comments'': A heart warming piece that leaves you light hearted and wanting for more at the end of each chapter. The slow pacing conveys a sense of soft, tender emotions throughout the story.
[=[[reviews:Cerulean Aurum]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6875313/1/Hopeless Hopeless]]'' by Morriganmkii
* Recommended by pokefan
* ''Status'': ongoing
* ''Pairings'': oc/oc
* ''Synopsis'': "A trainer lost in Eterna Forest finds comfort."
* ''Comments'': Starts off a bit slow, but it really picks up by the fifth chapter. the author has a good sense of grammer, and I'm excited to see what he/she does with it next.
[=[[reviews:Hopeless]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6221175/1/ United Through Two Worlds]]'' by Zer0c00l
* Recommended by pokefan
* ''Status'': ongoing
* ''Pairings'': oc/oc
* ''Synopsis'': "A young man, bored with life and the world, is suddenly united with a being that by all physical laws shouldn't exist. A Pokemon."
* ''Comments'': Huge story with many and varied characters. lots going on, plenty of action and character development. I can't recommend this one enough.
** Contested. [[@/REV6Pilot I]] have been reading this one up to chapter seven, and while the plot is largely interesting and very plausible, the writing is horrible (repeated statements every now and then, defective punctuation, RougeAnglesOfSatin and more), romance is shallow and too hurried to be believed, and the author [[AuthorTract takes every single chance he can to demonize humans]] through the view of a loner by choice that is barely past his teens. This fic isn't godawful, but there's much better stuff out there.
[=[[reviews:United Through Two Worlds]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7177393/1/ Girly Boy]]'' by WeatheredEgo
* Recommended by Gr3mlinify
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Jessie/James; (Rocketshipping)
* ''Synopsis'': "James notices how Jessie seems to be attracted to his effeminacy…and he's not quite sure how he feels about that. Slightly dark. Some slight out-of-characterness. Implied sexual situations. One-shot.."
* ''Comments'': Although at first glance it appears to be a typical Rocketship that emphasizes the MasculineGirlFeminineBoy dynamic of the group, the story is actually a stealth criticism of [[RapeisLove molestation/harrassment is love]], as well as of the Bishonen trope, the fanatical Bishie-fangirl, and the implications about the types of people that would actually accept this behavior as genuine affection.
** Dellanotte: Yeek. Seconded, but yeek. While this fic gives a pretty good character analysis of James, beware of shades of RapeIsLove... which the characters lampshade [[{{Squick}} just a little too much.]] On the plus side, James does stand up for himself, so it's not total Ukefication.
[=[[reviews:Girly Boy]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5704240/1/Ashes_to_Ashes Ashes to Ashes]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1671892/Island_Wolf Island Wolf]]
* Recommended by 2writeis2life
* ''Pairings'': Maxie/May
* ''Synopsis'': "May Maple used to think life was simple, that good always triumphed over all, but when the new evil that threatens Hoenn consumes her she must rely on an old enemy to be her savior and in the deepening shadows two hearts might find their own salvation"
* ''Comments'': This is the first fanfic based around the Maxie/May pairing ever to appear on Fanfiction.net, and is credited with helping to bring the pairing into the relative mainstream. It's also one of, if not the best fics of its kind. The relationship is surprisingly well-done and believable, and both Maxie and May have fairly complex, fleshed-out personalities and motivations. There are a few spelling and grammar errors, but nothing that detracts from the meaning of the story. In addition to the romantic relationship the story also features a plot in which Maxie and May must team up to help take down Cipher (who are bent on capturing May and turning her into the perfect Shadow soldier), and it's really interesting to see characters from the last of the LighterAndSofter ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games go up against some of the darkest and scariest villains ever to grace the franchise- especially when you consider that both ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' were produced just a couple of years apart from one another. The story also neatly avoids making the characters' MayDecemberRomance too creepy (though perhaps not not-creepy, as even the characters themselves note) by having May be an adult.
[=[[reviews:Island Wolf]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5053290/1/A_New_Journey A New Journey]]'' by Texas Longhorn
* Recommended by Sceptilianblade
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Misty
* ''Status'': In progress
* ''Synopsis'': Ash has finally defeated Cynthia and become the Sinnoh League Champion. But his adventure isn't over yet. Cynthia has given him a mysterious box, which contains instructions pertaining to the next step of his journey: to become the Pokemon Master! Unfortunately, Team Rocket is on the move... and it isn't just Jessie, James, and Meowth this time. Now, it's the whole organization, and Giovanni has a dangerous new operative. Technically no longer canon due to the introduction of Gen V.
* ''Comments'': An amazing story. As it goes on, the story gets DarkerAndEdgier, with a few LighterAndSofter moments thrown in as Ash goes around the regions [[GottaCatchThemAll capturing all the Pokemon he hasn't already caught]]. TL introduces a new character (not his own, by the way) in chapter 44. This character is a little overpowered, but he's had a generally warm reception. Now back in business after ''7 months' ''worth of hiatus.
[=[[reviews:A New Journey]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6234973/1/Unreliable_Sources Unreliable Sources]]'' by R. Vienna
* Recommended by Max300frk
* ''Pairings'': May/Steven, Lyra/Ethan
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Synopsis'': When I met Steven Stone, in someway, I was affected.
* ''Comments'': This is a very well written one-shot which I believe captures a situation of what could happen during Steven Stone's trip to the Sinnoh Region. Each of the characters' personalities are captured really well, especially Steven's personality. The fic contains two very good pairings and is worth a read if you are interested.
[=[[reviews:Unreliable Sources]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7006041/1/Blanket_of_Shadows Blanket Of Shadows]]'' by Writerdragon
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Pairings'': Iris/Cilan
* ''Status'': On-going
* ''Synopsis'': Life was a clockwork day in and day out. Everyone woke up at a certain time, everyone went to bed at a same time. Life is perfect here in Unova, just like a utopia. Cilan knew what was creeping behind the shadows; evil and corruption. AU. Dark Cilan/Iris.
* ''Comments'': It's a dark, mildly disturbing take on the Pokemon world set in a {{Dystopia}}. It's heavily based off TheGiver, which should give you a good thought about how it is.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6989503/1/An_Electrifying_Valentines An Electrifying Valentines]]'' by Xianyu
* Recommended by @/{{Tambov333}}
* ''Pairings'': OC Luxray/OC
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Synopsis'': "Lex is a Luxray, an orphan, 'raised' by the street, forever watching the mansion on the hill and wishing she could live that life..." When she offers its inhabitant a Valentine card, he takes her home to feed and wash - and she's eager to reciprocate the latter part...and more.
* ''Content warnings'': {{Xenofiction}}, ExplicitContent, {{WAFF}}, '''{{Lemon}}''', [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown violence]] (not part of the lemon), [[InterspeciesRomance female Pokémon on male human oral]], male human on female Pokémon oral, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking het]].
* ''Comments'': There is strong focus on Lex's feeling towards the ([[NoNameGiven unnamed]]) male lead, and on her transformation from [[CannotSpitItOut a desperate crush]] to a DefrostingIceQueen to ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend.
[=[[reviews:An Electrifying Valentines]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6559149/1/Its_a_Trap It's A Trap]] by Lady Chitose
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Pairings'': Brock/Erika, [[spoiler:Sabrina/Erika]]
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Synopsis'': In which Brock finally gets some. Or maybe not. Kink meme crackfic thing.
* ''Comments'': It mixes game!Brock and anime!Brock a bit but it worked fine. The ending didn't quite flow off the tongue but it was nice for a quick giggle.
[=[[reviews:It's A Trap]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7014165/1/Chrysanthemums Chrysanthemums]]'' by Lord English
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Pairings'': Cilan/Iris
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Identities can change, but scars are forever. Iris/Dent. Gameverse, slightly AU. Rated for descriptions of rape and violence.
* ''Warnings'': Obviously RapeAsDrama and quite a lot of violence, some detailed and others implied. There's implied sex but nothing is shown.
[=[[reviews:Chrysanthemums]]=]

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6304516/1/If-I-Lost-On-Purpose-Would-You-Stop-Following-Me If I Lost On Purpose, Would You Stop Following Me?]]" by MarlinMarlen
* Recommended by NewtGirl
* ''Pairings": Silver/Lyra, later on Ethan/Crystal
* ''Status'': In Progress
* ''Synopsis'': Abandoned by Crystal, Elm bribes rash and crazy Lyra into taking her place. But Lyra [[WeirdnessMagnet attracts trouble wherever she goes]]– and as her cruel rival, Silver, soon discovers– she's more than a little hard to follow... Semi-[[CrackFic crack]], comedy, soulsilvershipping, [[HotBlooded Hot-blood]]!Lyra, {{Tsundere}}!Silver.
* ''Comments'': This story is done very well. The backstory they give Lyra is very enjoyable and interesting, and the relationship between Silver and Lyra is fun to watch, especially with how their personalities conflict.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5896853/1/Capture-the-Heart Capture The Heart]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/661258/r-k-Oujirou r.k.Oujirou]]
* Recommended by Nightshade1218
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Dawn/Hunter J
* ''Synopsis'': With Team Galactic imprisoned and Pokemon Hunter J reportedly gone, things were looking to be more peaceful in the Sinnoh region. But as Dawn and Piplup would discover on a late-night adventure, their troubles weren't over after all.
* ''Comments'': A Hunter J redemption story, and one of the few shipping fics this troper is a fan of in the Pokemon fanon. The pacing is well done and the characterization is handled superbly.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8068559/1/Olivine-Romance Olivine Romance]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1482924/Snowden Snowden]]
* Recommended by Tarany and InnocentZero
* ''Status'': [[Main.DoorStopper Ongoing.]]
* ''Pairings'': Main: [[Main.TheComicallySerious Jasmine]]/[[Main.LadykillerInLove Morty]]... [[Main.UnresolvedSexualTension probably]]. Side: [[Main.SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Ethan/Lyra]]
* ''Synopsis'': Jasmine is an adult now, but even as her fellow gym leaders mature and begin exploring their sexuality, she remains stubbornly shrewish and abrasive towards romance and sex. An old middle school pest returns to try to win her heart, and in the process, uncover the reason for her unnatural hatred towards men.
* ''Comments'':
** Very amazing. The story has great writing, the characters involved are well-written, and the author even has his own canon that fills out spaces and loopholes in the official canon of the Pokemon series and paints the entire series in a more mature and interesting light. It's not everyday that you find a fanfiction that stars Jasmine and many other Gym Leaders who are only side characters in official Pokemon media--and a very good one, at that. ~ InnocentZero
** There are also some side-stories within the same universe that occur before the events of ''Olivine Romance'': [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8675599/1/Succession ''Succession'']], a story told from [[LonelyAtTheTop Steven's]] point-of-view, and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9574449/1/Transmutation ''Trasmutation'']], the events of HGSS told from [[TheRival Sil]][[HeWhoFightsMonsters ver's]] point-of-view. ~ InnocentZero
** The author is leaving FF. The story is slowly updating [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1609088/chapters/3425729 here]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8610263/1/Skies-As-Grey-As-Battleships Skies As Grey As Battleships]]'' by Falcitrix
* Recommended by Demon Damian
* ''Pairings": [[SlashFic N/Touya]]
* ''Status'': In Progress
* ''Synopsis'': AU. Unova's involvement in a worldwide war places stress and restrictions on the entire region. When Touya and Touko are forced to move to Castelia, they come face to face with the effects of war and all the resistance and discontent it breeds. And as leader of the anti-government organization Team Plasma, N has plans of his own for the Unova region. Updates every Sunday.
* ''Comments'': An excellent story detailing how would Unova be if it were on a totalitarian regime in the middle of a war. N acts in character and the relationship is believable. While it is a shipping fic, the romance is slow building, and the setting makes the story very interesting.

''[[http://advancers.proboards.com/thread/1105 Civil War]]'' by The Shiny Gengar
* ''Recommended by'': zeldafan128
* ''Status'': In Progress, 22 chapters already out
* ''Pairing(s)'': AdvanceShipping (Ash/May), EgoShipping (Gary/Misty), possibly more as time goes on.
* ''Synopsis'': A civil war has erupted in the Pokemon world, splitting the characters apart from each other. Each move comes at some price, and a small resistance unit risks it all.
* ''Comments'': A very deep fanfic with a strong fanbase that serves as not only another AdvanceShipping fanfiction, but also as an evident gun control analogy. The shipping is slow-building and almost non-existent at times, but is promised to grow and balance out the action that makes up a strong part of the fanfic. It is about halfway finished now and [[Main.WordofGod might become a trilogy.]] The author is highly decorated and has also penned ''Fiercer Than a Legendary'', which had a major plot point used for the story of Pokemon Black and White 2.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8999469/1/ When Two Are One]]'' by [=FieryFafar=]
* ''Recommended by'': Tropers/RN452
* ''Status'': In Progress, nearing completion.
* ''Pairing(s)'': N/White.
* ''Synopsis'': "Dragons of Ideals and Truths were once one; forced to battle to defend their respective heroes' beliefs. Now, two different trainers must face their fate and realize that they are so much alike than they could ever imagined..."
* ''Comments'': This is a rare N/White fic that doesn't commit most sins of the average Ferriswheelshipping fanfics. N is completely in-character, being innocent, naďve, yet determined to his goals. White is a headstrong tomboy also determined to become a Champion. When they both encounter they realize that they are very different from each other, so the Ferris wheel scene isn't romantic. However, after that, N's character development starts to change him, in order to comprehend better the world he's in and to understand what White means and what makes her so different from other trainers. The development of their friendship and romance is slow, but it has a an appropriate pacing for the situation and there are a lot of funny moments with N's misunderstandings. Also, the fic focus on the character development of their Pokémon, Reading about Marcus the Lilipup [[TastesLikeDiabetes can make any day much better]]. The only downside are the jumping [=PoVs=] in the beginning but they're fixed and shouldn't be an impediment to read this fanfic.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7399835/1/Learning-Curve Learning Curve]]'' by Whiscash
* ''Recommended by'': Nightshade1218
* ''Pairings'': Maylene/Candice (Glistenshipping)
* ''Synopsis'': "Maylene never expected someone like Candice to understand."
* * ''Comments'': A charming character study/friendship fic of the two gym leaders that eventually evolves into something deeper at the end. Also offers a nice little deconstruction on the gym leader lifestyle. Definitely worth a look at.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6667359/1/The-Black-Latios The Black Latios]]'' by
[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2217186/Mekon Mekon]]
* ''Recommended by'': Brony Scientist DDLX
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': "After losing in the Sinnoh league, Ash and his friends head back home but make a stop in Altomare to visit some old friends. However, it's a start of a new adventure as unexpected changes befall upon our young hero that could decide the fate of the world."
* ''Pairings'': Ash/Latias (Altoshipping), Oc/Oc (Kirlia/Riolu)
* ''Comments'': A heartwarming, yet moderately slow burning romance that breaks the usual mold that pokemon romances usually follow, thus making a somewhat unique, yet satisfying story. The plot is a little thin as of now, but it has a lot of potential to expand.

* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8728857/1/Champion-of-Champions Champion of Champions]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4257627/Basic-Trainer Basic Trainer]]
* ''Recommended by'': @/{{SanDemonMax}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': It's been 3 years since Ash left Unova or seen his friends. He spent all that time training and now he's ready to start again. As he starts his journey to conquer the Pokemon Leagues he meets an old friend who has a favour to ask.
* ''Pairings'': Main: Ash/May. Side: Brock/[[spoiler:Lucy]], Dawn/Zoey, Cilan/Iris.
* ''Comments'': It follows Ash after three years of solitude training following placing second in the Unova League. The story assumes that the movies (or at least the [[Anime/PokemonLucarioandtheMysteryofMew eighth movie]]) are canon with the rest of the anime. Specifically, Ash is now very proficient in the use of Aura, and has attained the rank of Aura Guardian as one of Lady Ilene's knights, even reaching the same level as Sir Aaron, being his direct descendant. As for the favor...