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* When you consider how many hilarious antics occur in the story, the very fact that we are attempting to count them all is a Meta-example.
* Anytime the story cuts back to Arceus, Aaron, Palkia and Dialga. Mostly because Palkia and Dialga keep cheating anytime they play a game.
* The fact that Squirtle, who was fairly normal in the original show, is now a fan of TengenToppaGurrenLagann. He even has his own equivalent of the Giga Drill Break.
** And now he's apparently got Gary's Squirtle in on it, complete with Simon's Star-Shades. He also has his own Kamina Shades from back in the Squirtle Squad.
** It turns out that ''all'' of Squirtle's evolutionary line are massive {{Otaku}}. Case in point? The island of Squirtle Evolutions are now [[Manga/{{Naruto}} The Hidden Turtle Village.]]
** The Wartortle Firefighting Squad of Ascorbia Island are the [[Franchise/{{Power Rangers}} Wartortle Rangers]].
*** Not only that, they're implied to be Squirtle that ''morph'' into Wartortle
** The Wartortle fan of ''Manga/SailorMoon'' who ''hooks Quilava up on it''.
* [[RunningGag If Squirtle, Pikachu or Riolu are involved in a gym battle, there's a good chance that the gym will be destroyed.]]
-->'''Ritchie''': Yeah! Actually, now I think about it I do recognize you. You're that trainer they were calling the Gym Destroyer on the TV commentary, right?
-->'''Ash''': I didn't know they were calling me that. Though I have to admit it's pretty accurate...
* The frequent LampshadeHanging about the fact that Brock, a Rock-type Gym Leader, has ''only one'' Rock-type Pokemon on his team.

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[[folder: Kanto's Gym Challenge (Chapters 1-24)]]

* Chapter 1:
** That prologue is actually pretty serious, even though there are some funny moments... And then comes the moment where Ash chooses when he wants to be sent back:
--> '''Ash:''' I want to go back to the day my journey began, when I first set off from Pallet.
--> '''Sir Aaron:''' Hah! Told you, you great lump.
--> '''Arceus:''' I thought 'any day but then' was good odds.
--> '''Ash:''' Were you two betting on me or something?
--> '''Sir Aaron:''' Err… nooo?
--> '''Ash:''' Somehow I don't believe you.
--> '''Arceus:''' Now, Dialga!
--> '''Narration:''' In that second of absolute stillness, Ash thought to himself that using the – a – legendary Pokémon that controlled time to get out of an embarrassing situation really took some beating. Then there was a roar, and he fell into blackness.
** And right after that...
--> '''Aaron:''' "It's weird, seeing the God of Time jump around like a puppy..."
--> '''Arceus:''' "He's ten minutes old, what do you want?"
* Chapter 2:
** "Was Gary driving a sports car?! At ''ten''?! Some people..."
** [[RunningGag "We just blew up Misty's bike, didn't we."]]
--> '''Misty (pre-restore):''' "You better pay for this!"
--> '''Ash:''' "Story of my life..."
** Ash tries again to analyse Ho-Oh on the Pokedex. Again, the Pokedex doesn't identify it. Ash, having none of it, tries and restore it... And Dexter goes from simple computer-databank to ''fully sentient AI''.
--> '''Dexter:''' "Normally this would never happen, but then most computers aren't involved in half the stuff that fills the average week for you crazy people."
** Misty mercilessly teases Ash about the pun on "Sacred Ash" and the prophecy of the second movie. And then on the crossdressing moments...
** Prof. Oak choking after Ash tells him about Celebi.
** Misty is having a Bug-phobia attack again. Ash wonders if a Surskit (Bug/Water Pokemon) will cause Misty to short circuit.
*** Then he tries to put her at ease... by telling her to teach her Staryu Power Gem or get a Fire-Type.
--> '''Narration:''' "Ash, it should be noted, is not good at setting people at ease."
* Chapter 3:
** Pikachu and Butterfree decide to have a spar to gauge each other.
--> '''Ash:''' "Now, in accordance with ancient custom... ''leg it, Misty!''"
** Blind luck dropping a knocked-out Pidgeotto right next to the gang (Ash and Misty at the time).
** The fight against the Samurai.
--> '''Narration:''' [[CurbStompBattle "We draw a veil over the scenes of indescribable carnage."]]
* Chapter 4:
** "Pewter City was an interesting place. Originally a mining town, it had developed into a centre of culture with its museum, its position on one of Kanto's main routes, and its League Gym. [[LemonyNarrator Guess which one Ash was interested in.]]"
** Pikachu remarking, "Brock isn't an idiot unless women are involved."
** [[ShamuFu Misty's slapping Brock with her Goldeen.]]
** Riolu's flabbergasted reaction to learn that Ash is Sir Aaron's descendant.
** Jessie and Meowth having an IdiotBall moment...
--> '''James:''' "FOR GOODNESS' SAKE YOU COMPLETE IDIOTS!! THROW ME THE DAMN FIRE STONE!!"
* Chapter 5:
** Riolu really finds out what kind of mess Ash and co get all the time and comments that what happened with Hunter J wasn't special for them. Ash replies that it actually was a bit unusual.
--> '''Ash:''' [[BaitAndSwitch "That was a slow week."]]
** When Pidgeot saves Ash from a revenge-psychotic Aaron's Lucario, the latter accidentally presses the bird's BerserkButton.
--> '''Pidgeot:''' "I'm a girl you complete IDIOT!! '''''[[DeathFromAbove SKY ATTACK!!]]'''''"
*** And she takes the time to engrave '''I'm female, twit''' in the ruins created by that attack!
** Lucario's reaction when he finally calms the fuck down and realizes his mistake?
--> '''Lucario:''' "Erm... Oops?"
** [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Lucario comments that Ash should sell his life story to an anime company.]]
--> '''Lucario:''' "I can just see it now. Aura's Glow, starring Ash Ketchum! With Brock as the PluckyComicRelief, the girl as the LoveInterest, of course, and-"
--> '''Ash:''' "Wait, what?!"
--> '''Lucario:''' "-that you met thanks to the destruction of her bike!"
--> '''Ash:''' "Please be more specific. You just described almost every girl I know."
--> '''Lucario:''' "That'd be telling. The hero never realizes his feelings before-"
--> '''Ash:''' "Before ''what''?! Puberty?! That'd be a help, at least!"
--> '''Pikachu:''' "No, it wouldn't. It never is."
* Chapter 6:
** Sumo Legendaries wrestling.
** When Aaron tries to talk about his hat...
--> '''Arceus:''' [[FourthWallObserver "Sh. The readers don't know yet."]]
--> '''Aaron:''' "Readers?"
--> '''Arceus, looking shifty:''' "Nothing."
** The Rocket trio's reaction to discovering that Giovanni actually put them in a SecretTestOfCharacter? FaceFault!
* Chapter 7:
** Pikachu and Riolu. If they're not arguing, they're snarking about something.
** Ash brings the Cerulean gym's roof down. And thus is born a RunningGag.
** The last part:
--> '''Narration:''' "In the trees near the Gym, a sinister presence was spying Ash..."
--> '''Meowth:''' "Ah, shaddup! I'm only using the binoculars!"
--> '''Narration:''' "Yes, it was Meowth, who admittedly couldn't be sinister even if his life depended on it."
* Chapter 8:
** The ShoutOut to RanmaOneHalf:
--> '''Jessie:''' "Remember Domino's trio, back when they were low Admins?"
--> '''James:''' "Yeah. Roselia, wasn't it? And her old team had an Exeggutor and a Farfetch'd, right?"
--> '''Jessie:''' "That lot were ''freaky''. The girl threw roses, the boy carried a bokken and called himself the Blue Thunder, and the father had a plam tree on his head and didn't shut up about the Orange Islands. There's working with your Pokémon and then there's going completely ''mental'', you know?"
--> '''James:''' "When Team Kuno broke up, Domino got so much more sensible, it was amazing..."
** James' newly captured Abra is already setting himself to be a walking CMOF.
--> '''Jessie:''' "Truly he is the slacker god."
** James's Wheezing laughing at Jessie's Arbok after getting Abra and Cubone on the team.
** Ash: "Arceus above, we really suck at finding our way..."
* Chapter 9:
** Damian losing his control.
** Jessie and James' reaction to the destruction of Azuria's Gym by Ash.
--> '''Jessie:''' "You mean..."
--> '''James:''' "This happens to them even when we're not around?"
--> '''Jessie:''' "Yes! It's not just us who are [[TheChewToy chew toys]] of fate!"
** James looking for a Gym to fight in using a guide made by "Prima". In the real world, "Prima," is a company known for making game guides.
*** Doubles as MythologyGag: in the actual anime, the Elite Four member Lorelei got a DubNameChange into Prima, and, when Team Rocket taunted her by asking if her lectures were on CD [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she replied they were on tape only and costed 18.95 Pokemon Dollars]], causing general FaceFault that included even the ''Team Rocket balloon''.
** Squirtle is restored. Go to the General folder and you'll understand why it's a CMOF.
** The ninja Meowth remarking to Team Rocket's Meowth, ""They're taking the gym challenge, I know where they're going. You don't think we have to run an obstacle course every time we need a pint of milk, do you?"
** The entire InnocentInnuendo situation about Meowth finally learns Pay Day.
** Ash and the company talking about the Australian Dragonite King.
*** Bonus points for turning one of the saddest moments of the anime into a hilarious NoodleIncident and InUniverse MindScrew. Excerpts:
---> '''Ash:''' "I'm trying to maintain my sanity. It's quite hard."
---> [...]
---> '''Pikachu:''' "The worst part, for me, was the truck-sized can of Foster's..."

* Bulbsaur overdoing the Growth job and accidentally evolving into a Ivysaur.
* Ash remarking ""Not only no, but HELL no" about Maiden's Peak.
* Palkia, the Titan of Space, smiting Sir Aaron's character sheet because of a bad break-up with Kyogre.
** Not only does the character sheet get smited, but it gets compressed into ''neutronium.''

* Growlie (now an Arcanine) and Brock's Ninetails, performing a ShoutOut to Disney/LadyAndTheTramp.
* Ash stating that, using Aura Purge, he'll get rid of Misty's fear of Bug types. Riolu says that Misty'd kill him if he suggested she's weak. [[TooDumbToLive Ash]] says he'll use "Tact and Diplomacy". Riolu simply sighs and replies with "You're Doomed."
** Followed up by Ash threatening Misty that either she takes the painless Aura Purge to get rid of her fear of Bugs, or Squirtle "Fixes" her with sheer distilled awesome, possibly involving tearing open dimensions, rock music from nowhere and punches.
*** Even funnier? Squirtle ''still'' manages to at least partially fix her using Gurren Lagann logic.
* Dexter, Dee and Damos have their own little nickname: [[spoiler: The Three Pings.]]
* The one second long "Fight", if you could call it that, between Pikachu and Surge's Raichu.
* This exchange between Jessie and Butch.
-->'''Jessie:''' "Well, well, wouldn't have expected to meet you here, bit-"
-->'''Butch:''' "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint It's]] [[MythologyGag BUTCH]]! [[AccidentalMisnaming Why can nobody]] [[RunningGag EVER]] [[AccidentalMisnaming get that right?]]"
* Ash on Crossdressing "It was bad enough the first time, worse the second time, and not quite as bad the third time, which is what really worries me" Cue Kricketune!

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[[folder: Mewtwo versus Mew (Chapters 25-26)]]



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[[folder: The Indigo League (Chapters 27-36)]]

* The Indigo League commentator remarks after Ivysaur takes down a Jaxon's Muk: "Okay, ladies and gentlemen, after a talk with our local Joy, I can tell you that Jaxon's Muk is not permanently harmed. If you have a piece of sludge near you, those in the front rows, please signal and a bag will be provided. Muk is going to be reincorporated later, and will be fine so long as not too much mass is missing."

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[[folder: The Orange Islands part 1 (Chapters 37-38)]]

* The punks tormenting Lapras. [[WhatAnIdiot They're so stupid that]] ''[[IdiotHero Ash]]'' was the OnlySaneMan in that scene.
-->'''Ash:''' "I just... I've never heard so much stupid in one place."
* Misty said that Ash can be a little obsessed at time. Ash's reply? An angry "[[IResembleThatRemark I resemble that!]]". Promptly [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] by Lapras and Pikachu.
* 'Prima''s lecture is funny beyond explanation.
* Ash's reaction to Misty declaring "[[TemptingFate Well, all's well that ends well]]": [[GenreSavvy diving for cover]]. It took him a while to accept there was no [[MythologyGag Legendary Pokemon showing up from nowhere, random airships crashing down, or anything else]].
* In this fanfiction, a SWAT team is composed by [[FunWithAcronyms Sandslash, Wartortle, Alakazam and Tangela]]. [[LampshadeHanging It USED to stand for something else]], but someone missed got confused somewhere...
** Special Weapons and Tactics, out 'here.'

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[[folder: The Power of One (Chapters 39-42)]]

* Lugia showing up in chapter 41 to stop the Legendary Birds:
-->''I have no idea why you three'' keep ''doing this. What was it this time?''
* Mewtwo's acceptance of pretty much being a plot device whose function is to limit the collateral damage done by Ash. Mew's reaction makes it all the better.

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[[folder: The Orange Islands part 2 (Chapters 43-46)]]

* ''All'' of chapter 43. From the firefighters addicted with ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' to the gym battle with Luana.
** About the gym battle... It started with Lapras using Rain Dance... ''Indoor''. No effect on the field, but it was making rain on the ''vacation resort'' outside. Then we had Ash's strategy for the match (a double battle in which he used Lapras and ''Snorlax''), whose result was "a half-ton Pokemon bouncing around on an icy surface like a crazed hockey puck, periodically shooting intense Hyper Beams". It's funny... [[BewareTheSillyOnes And devastating]].
* We finally got an hint of what happened between Brock and Professor Ivy. Thankfully, Brock had forewarning thanks to the time travel, so it got well.
-->[[NoodleIncident "This time I was ready for the giant horde of Unown, hit enough of them with a crowbar, and managed to sort everything out."]]

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[[folder: Johto's Gym Challenge part 1 (Chapters 47-54)]]

* During his very first Johto battle, Ash sends out Charizard against Casey... and loses. How? Her '''Rattata''' holds a '''Focus Sash''', and knows '''Endeavor''' and '''Quick Attack'''. [[LethalJokeCharacter Sound familiar to anyone?]]
* The date between Ninetales and Growlie. With Ninetales coming back ''two days after the curfew'' because she lost track of time.
* The Legendary Beasts' discussion about Ash [[MoodWhiplash going from being philosophical to how Raikou and Entei would look with ribbons on their tails]].
* [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Falkner's reaction to his newest challenger being Ash Ketchum]]. He's soon proven right, even if his gym wasn't demolished.
** In their match, Pikachu using a move Ash taught him in the anime: the ''rocket punch''. As in ''using a boxing glove as a rocket''. [[CrazyAwesome He managed to defeat Falkner's Pidgeot in a dogfight with that trick]].
* Ash's description in Shingo's computer. According to Brock, the "probably insane" part fits.
** In the same incident, Dexter getting annoyed at the overall moral: that you can't base Pokémon battles on data.
* Gligarman.
* Ash's Muk can't tell the difference between freshly-baked cookies and freshly-recorded ''[[UpgradeArtifact TMs]]''.
* James' Abra got a ''book'' to optimize his sleep regime. Of course, given how often he sleeps, he only reads it for five minutes per week...
* Turns out, Jessie's Wobbufett is a PungeonMaster. And now Meowth can't defend the others by ''not'' translating what he says.
* Ash's Noctowl is a QuintessentialBritishGentleman. Even if he's not British.
** Also, how Ash caught him again: he attacked with Ivysaur, who got it with a Vine Whip... And then ''threw the pokeball over his shoulder''. It hit the target and dispelled the illusion that Ivysaur had caught.

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[[folder: Spell of the Unown (Chapters 55-58)]]

* Squirtle makes one of his speeches to Molly Hale and the illusionary Entei. Their reaction:
-->'''Molly:''' "What was he saying?"
-->'''Entei:''' "I didn't understand it. All the words made sense except 'badass', but I don't understand how he fit them together."
* Squirtle versus Molly's imaginary Vaporeon.
** [[CrazyAwesome He wins by compressing ''several billion gallons of water'' into a drill the size of his finger then hitting Vaporeon with it.]]
* Charla's reaction to Charizard starting to [[spoiler: spontaneously ''Mega-Evolve between '''both forms''']]:
-->'''Charla:''' "Dibs."
* [[BrickJoke Brock putting his experience in hitting Unown with a crowbar to good use]].
* The reaction of Professor Ivy's assistants to seeing the battle on TV: [[PassThePopCorn grab pop-corn and coffee]].
* Mewtwo's reaction to being hugged by a grateful Molly. Made funnier by ''Mew's'' reaction to it.

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[[folder: Johto's Gym Challenge part 2 (Chapters 59-62)]]

* In chapter 59, Cassidy and Butch's [[OhCrap reaction to their first meeting with Ash in this timeline]], which is essentially "Abandon scam, run like hell."
** They later report to Giovanni. They're praised for their decision... And [[RunningGag Giovanni too gets Butch's name wrong]].
** When Misty takes Butch and Cassidy's scam test to see what personality she has, she gets Gyarados. Ash starts to make fun of her for this, until Brock points out that there are two scenarios: Either the test is wrong, or the test is correct, and he's making fun of someone with the personality of a Gyarados. Ash shuts up quickly.
* The battle with Whitney:
** First round, Totodile vs Clefairy. Clefairy, as a Pokemon of ThatOneBoss of the games, is giving Totodile a bad beating but it could still go either way, then uses Metronome... And ''heals both Pokemon with Heal Bell'' (cue Whitney's FacePalm). Another Metronome. The move that results from it? ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Explosion]]''.
** Second round, Noctowl vs Bidoof. It's beyond description.
** Third round, Totodile vs [[{{ThatOneBoss/Pokemon}} the goddamn' Miltank from hell]]. Who ''wrecks a few walls of the gym'' '''without''' help from Ash's Pokemon before [[OneHitKO hitting him once and winning]].
** Fourth round, Noctowl vs the goddamn' Miltank from hell. [[CurbStompBattle Noctowl doesn't get to finish saying he'll do his best before being]] [[OneHitKO hit by the first and last attack Miltank needs to win]].
** Fifth round, Muk vs the goddamn' Miltank from hell. Miltank scores a hit [[NoSell that doesn't do much]]. Then Muk attacks with a quick succession of ''Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Shadow Ball, Rock Tomb, Shock Wave, Fire Blast, Focus Blast, Secret Power, Dark Pulse, Sludge Bomb, Giga Drain, Hyper Beam, Ice Punch, Hidden Power, Double Team, Round, Payback, Rain Dance, Sunny Day, and Toxic''. [[BrickJoke He did it because he likes cookies]]. Needless to say, Miltank is defeated... And the gym is demolished and ''on fire''.
*** This and the scene beforehand were inspired by fans - needless to say, the rise of [[FanNickname Hug Shoggoth]] was taken rather well.
* Ash's interview at the radio in chapter 60. Especially when he was asked if Misty was his girlfriend and his advice to ''gym leaders'':
-->"I don't mind having battles outside."
* The traveling misadventures of the Swords of Justice.
* Gary's little ChainOfDeals-esque ordeal to get Alakazam to re-learn ''Teleport''.
** The conclusion: he needs to borrow Oak's Dragonite, because there's a man in Geosenge who will give a fossil to someone who shows him a fully-evolved Dragon-type, from the fossil he'll get an Anorinth, that can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefafairy, and that for a Gyarados, who can be shown to Marie in Camphrier who will give him a letter, the letter is given to Jacques who will give him a Farfetch'd, that can be traded for a Beartic and then for a Furfrou (and a shiny one at that), the Furfrou will then get an haircut and be shown to gym leader Valerie to get a Focus Sash, that can be traded for a Silk Sash, that can be given to a girl in Luminose for a Pokemon that can dance, that can be shown to the guy who will give Gary the Heart Scale he needs to give to the Move Relearner as payment for him having Alakazam re-learn Teleport.
** Except that he didn't need ''anything'' of this, as Misty could have lent him her Gyarados, Oak knows someone who has a Clefairy and has both a Focus Sash and a Silk Sash, Ash's Totodile can dance, ''and'' Oak has ''twenty'' Heart Scales. Oh, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Muk didn't eat the Teleport TM]], so Gary could have just asked him for that. He still asks him to lend him Dragonite and ask Misty for her Gyarados, because he put so much time in making the list he could get ''something'' out of it.
*** In the meantime, Ash is battling a guy who in the original timeline battled Gary... And his Ambipom just ''finds a Heart Scale and '''throws it at Totodile'''''.
* Dexter putting Ash's old-timeline misadventures into statistics, which culminates in him having ridden ~13% of all Legendary Pokémon from Kanto to Unova.
* Team Rocket's first Pokéathlon - which ends in Gyarados accidentally swallowing the relay race baton and Meowth having to be lowered in to get it out.
* Brock needs to cross a river without a bridge, and Lucario offers to help him.
-->"Wait, why are you swinging me back-"
-->[[FastballSpecial Lucario used Fling.]]
** Lucario was also supposed to help Misty, but she managed to water-walk on the river on her own.
-->"[[SarcasmMode For some reason, my skill improved dramatically. Call it motivation.]]"
* Brock taking part to the Seaking Catching Competition with Forretress. Who uses Explosion.
** From the same competition, the Wartortle addicted on ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Who infects Quilava.
* The Ambipom with the Pickup ability (that makes him find a lot of things) using [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fling]] to attack Totodile with the things he finds. A partial list: two iron balls, a Sun Stone, two cans of Repellant, an Heart Scale, an empty Potion bottle, a coil of rope, a friggin' Moon Stone, a Rest TM, and a Dawn Stone.
** As noted above, Ambipom's trainer battled Gary in the original timeline, and Gary had just ended a strange adventure in the attempt to get an Heart Scale.

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[[folder: Mewtwo Returns (Chapters 63-66)]]

* [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Gary's Furfrou doesn't get dirty after using Surf underground because mud is barbaric]].

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[[folder: Johto's Gym Challenge part 3 (Chapters 67-71)]]

* From chapters 67 and 68:
** Pikachu's tale of his latest run-in with the [[HereWeGoAgain Pichu Brothers]], with the reveal that the humans ''never'' noticed them and Keldeo (a [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokemon]] who used to hang out three other Legendaries who get in all sort of hijinks to try and help people) [[HypocriticalHumor asking if it's always like that around Ash]] (then again, Ash and co. are probably ''[[UpToEleven worse]]'');
** Ash and Morty:
*** Morty's greeting to Ash: "Come this way, we've got an outdoor arena a little way in the forest. I like my gym, and I don't want to see it get broken."
*** Ash asks if there's any restriction, and he says no. [[FailedASpotCheck Then he notices]] [[OlympusMons Keldeo]], but doesn't recognize him.
*** Both sets of Legendary Beasts show up, and Keldeo greet them. [[{{Understatement}} Morty is surprised]], [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Ash isn't]].
-->'''Morty:''' "Mr. Ketchum... Why are there several Legendary Pokemon taking seats in the bleachers?"
-->'''Ash:''' "Maybe they're bored?"
-->'''Suicune:''' "[[PassThePopcorn Entei, can you do us some popcorn? I think this is going to be good.]]"
** [[ChekhovsGun Morty's wisdom in choosing an outdoor arena is proven]] when Ash has his Tauros counter Mismagious' Perish Song with ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fissure]]''.
** Eusine, the trainer obsessed with the Legendary Beasts, suddenly shows up. [[FailedASpotCheck He needs to have the two sets of Legendary Beasts pointed at him to notice them]].
** After recovering from the shock, Eusine challenges Suicune. He doesn't understand the barks of refusal. But the stuck-out tongue is universal language. After getting refused by the ''other'' Suicune too, Eusine produces his Alakazam to challenge them anyway... [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere And Alakazam, after noticing the seven Legendaries ready to fight, decides to not get involved]].
** Pikachu's [[NoKillLikeOverkill Volt Crash]] against Morty's Jellicent. [[ItAmusedMe He admitted it wasn't worth it, but he felt like it]]. And Raikou [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee going gaga over it, planning to challenge Ash and throw the fight just so he could learn the move]].
** That there were not one, not two, but ''eight'' legendary pokemon watching Ash's otherwise rather unextrordinary gym match that day: The Legendary Beasts (3), the Legendary Beast Copies (3), Keldeo, and ''Ho-Oh'' is revealed to be watching the match from the sky.
* The Kimono Sisters, five Eevolution trainers who live in the tower where Ho-Oh nests, realize that Ash is the ChosenOne of Ho-Oh, and offer to help him meeting him... And find out that Ho-Oh has already let himself get captured by Ash. Same thing with Lugia. And is challenging the Legendary Beasts.
-->"Can we actually help you with ''anything''?"
-->"I actually don't know..."
** Then they meet Molly's Eevee, the one that can swap between Eevolutions at will. And find out about the Shiny Legendary Beasts. At least they now know they weren't hallucinating when they saw the two groups of Legendary Beasts on TV...
** And after that, Joseph the Team Rocket grunt, [[TooDumbToLive who tried to steal Molly's Eevee and didn't run when he saw Ash, the Shiny Legendary Beasts and regular Suicune]]. Team Rocket won't spring him out of jail: they don't help idiots.
*** Suicuine's reaction really sells the scene- she absolutely cannot believe that this idiot is willing to go along with the theft, even as he sends out his Koffing.
* Keldeo's Hydro Pump comes from his ''hooves''. HilarityEnsues.
* Squirtle having a ''perfectly sensible idea''[[note]]Defrost a Grass-type Pokémon by hitting him with hot water from a Scald attack while shielding it with more water so it heats up slower. Much less dangerous than directly using a fire attack.[[/note]]. Misty DidntSeeThatComing...
-->'''Squirtle:''' Got to keep you guessing somehow, haven't I?
* Raikou's horrible timing in challenging Ash, and his reaction to finding out ''why'' it was a bad time. At least he could help Misty [[spoiler: getting qualifications to join the Elite 4]]...
** Ash couldn't face him because all of the pokemon he ''would'' use for fighting Raikou... aren't with him at the moment.
* The semifinal of the Pokémon Sumo Tournament. Ash and Co. don't make it this time around; the match in question consists of a Metagross vs. an Aggron with the ability Heavy Metal. [[FloorboardFailure Too bad the arena is only rated for 1 ton.]][[note]]Weight of Metagross = 550 kg; Weight of Heavy Metal Aggron = 2 * 360 kg = 720 kg; (550 kg + 720 kg = 1270 kg) > (1000 kg = 1 (metric) ton) [[/note]]

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[[folder: Voice of the Forest (Chapters 72-75)]]

* Wobbufett driving Vicious' Weavile mad with puns.
** "Muk opened its mouth, and then [[CurbStompBattle all Weavile knew was pain.]]"
* Even in one of the darkest moments of the entire story these can happen. [[spoiler: Arceus's reaction to the sudden introduction of Fairy-type halfway through the creation process is essentially SureLetsGoWithThat.]]

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[[folder: Johto's Gym Challenge part 4 (Chapters 76-99)]]

* Squirtle is teaching Surf to at least one of Ash's Tauros. The method: ''filling a barn with water and let the Tauros figure how to stand on it''.
** Even better? According to the Tauros, it was working... until Tracey opened the barn door and let all the water out.
* Suicune demonstrating Roar to Ash's Pokemon.
* [[spoiler: "Present-Day"]] Arceus's bemused reaction to discovering the existence of [[spoiler: the Pixie Plate, and therefore the Fairy type]]...
-->'''Arceus:''' "Which, last I checked, was not a thing--[[CosmicRetcon and yet now it always has been]]."
** More than that, though, the Creation Dragons:
-->'''Palkia:''' "That's not fair!"
-->'''Dialga:''' ''*starts doing a happy dance*''
-->'''Giratina:''' ''(quietly)'' "That's hax."
* Remember the Nurse Joy of Lake Lucid, the one specialized in Water-type Pokemon who was afraid of them? Ash convinced her to check on two of his Water-types... [[{{Troll}} And then had her check]] [[OlympusMons Suicune and Keldeo]].
* A few from chapter 77:
** When the gang visits the Battle Tower in Olivine, the guards at the door say they need badges to enter:
-->'''Brock:''' ''*flashes a Boulderbadge*'''
-->'''Misty:''' ''*flashes a Cascadebadge*'''
-->'''Ash:''' ''*flashes '''his whole collection in this timeline'''*'' "How many do you need? I've got about eighteen, but only sixteen of them are official and only four are Johto-"
-->'''Guard:''' "That'll be fine. Pass."
** When Ash is explained the rules and tiers of the Tower ([[MythologyGag based on those for competitive battling in the metagame provided by]] Website/{{Smogon}}), he has a few surprises: [[ObviousRulePatch the Moody ability getting banned after Whitney showed up with "that obnoxious Bidoof of hers"]]; the Uber Tier having all but two Pokemon being Legendaries [[CrazyPrepared in case some smart-ass decided to show up with a team including Lugia, Ho-Oh and Mewtwo]] (Misty had to suppress laughter at this, as Ash ''could do just that''); Articuno finding himself in the Never Used tier (the receptionist has no idea why).
** Ash decides to take part to the Little Cup, so only Pokemon in their first stage. His choice: Houndhour, Totodile, and ''[[LargeHam his]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Squirtle]]''. [[HilarityEnsues Poor Omanyte]]...
* The Gym Battle at Cianwood City has a few:
** Chuck's Hitmonlee uses Hi-Jump Kick. Lucario dodges. If you have played the games, you know what happens. [[note]]Hitmonlee gets crash damage.[[/note]]
*** He later gets something ''worse'': Hi-Jump Kick into ''[[DeflectorShield Protect]]''. Think about using a powerful flying kick against a ''thick wall of steel'', and you'll realize what happened.
** Chuck has no issue with the damage to his gym: it happens ''a lot'', and usually ''he'' is the culprit.
*** In fact he later has his Poliwrath ''attack the floor with the intent of wrecking the water pipes and flood the battlefield''.
-->Misty's jaw dropped.\\
Brock patted her on the shoulder. "Don't worry, Misty, he's crazy."
*** And when Ash points out his disregard for the gym's building, Chuck replies he can always rebuild it... Then decides that he and his students will do it ''for training''.
** Chuck's Hitmontop is into ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
** Primeape using [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Thrash]] to vent some rage on Hitmontop. [[CurbStompCushion Poor Hitmontop...]]
-->''"By the way, I think he's knocked out."''
** The reaction of [[OnlySaneMan Chuck's wife]] when she realizes the gym got flooded.
** Chuck's Machoke using Rock Throw... A move he can't learn in the games.
-->'''Ash:''' "[[LampshadeHanging Can Machoke learn Rock Throw?]]"
-->'''Pikachu:''' ''"It's not exactly complicated. Pick up rock, throw it."''
** And after Ash won the battle... ''Chuck challenged Ash to a spar''. And ''they did it''. At least until Chuck's pissed-off wife didn't interrupt them and started tearing into her husband for the damage to the gym...
* Gary's Blastoise now has Simon's actual glasses. The orange ones. [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual They hold a Mega Stone]].
* The Elite Four meeting. Especially the rumours about them (including the one they live ''on the moon'').
* The [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Pinchers Pokémon Pinchers]] tried to capture a Moltres at Mount Ember... Then they realized it was ''James in his infamous Moltres suit''.
** Even better? The Moltres that DID live there is now interested in James ''specifically because of said suit.'' Wow.
* Max failing a test at school due the creation of the Fairy type, and Norman starting to ask why the hell there was a Sylveon at the creation of the world before remembering that [[WeirdnessMagnet Ash being involved was a good enough explanation]].
* Chapter 81:
** During the battle between Misty and Entei, the RunningGag of Misty's Pokemon blocking Entei's Sunny Day. Especially because the first time it was just ''Psyduck telling him "Nope"'' (he can actually do it, with the ability Cloud Nine), and not the Rain Dance move. As for Rain Dance...
-->"[[LampshadeHanging Do]] ''[[LampshadeHanging all]]'' [[LampshadeHanging of your Pokemon know Rain Dance]]"?
*** [[BrickJoke He's still sore about it in chapter 87, as the first thing he tells Misty when she offers to keep the forest safe during his battle with Ash is to not use Rain Dance. He's also very happy when his Sunny Day isn't immediately countered]].
** Raikou making '''''[[YouMeddlingKids that]]''' ScoobyDoo'' ShoutOut when Suicune realizes he's throwing the battle;
*** When Raikou was watching Ash fight Morty, he gets so excited about Volt Crash (the Electric-type version of Hyper Beam that Pikachu invented) that he claims that he wants to fight Ash, then amends it to "fight him, and then ''throw'' the fight, just to learn that move." Reread chapter 81 and you realize that he absolutely was not kidding.
** After Ash's postponed battle with Raikou is postponed ''again'', [[{{VideoGame/PokemonRanger}} the Top Rangers Kellyn and Kate]] drop in on their conversation because they think Ash is trying to ''poach'' Raikou. After a long conversation in which Ash has to explain everything, another group of Rangers drop in. And just as ''that'' explanation is finished, ''[[RuleOfThree another]]'' [[RunningGag group of Rangers drop in]]. Everyone is thoroughly sick of explanations by the end;
*** During the first one, Kate said that maybe Lucario had been brainwashed... And then Kellyn had an ImagineSpot of a [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Team_Dim_Sun Dim Sun]] grunt [[EpicFail trying just that only for the Lucario to rip apart the brainwashing machine]].
* Chapter 82:
** The LamePunReaction when Misty makes a Corsola pun;
** The Whirpool Cup offers a few:
*** During the first day of elimination matches, the guy who found himself facing Ash first was a hobbyist with one badge, who had to deal with [[PersonOfMassDestruction Squirtle.]] [[NarrativeProfanityFilter It's reported he said unprintable things about the matching-up system]].
*** Misty's second opponent sent out a ''Magikarp''. Against Misty's newly-caught Chinchou. [[CurbStompBattle It was a short battle]].
*** The second day matches were held in the main stadium. The staff, aware of Ash's reputation, begged him ''not to break their stadium'' (they needed it for the whole tournament, after all).
*** The Elite Four left speechless after Misty defeats Ash, who is using ''[[OlympusMons Suicune]]''.
** Raikou's attempt to [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext communicate his Gym Challenge to Falkner.]] ''With signs'';
*** Also, the fact that Raikou (a legendary Pokemon), due to not having any badges, is supposed to fight Falkner's weakest Pokemon.
--> '''Falkner:''' "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Please don't hurt my no-badge team...]]"
** Jessiebelle tracking down Team Rocket... And having to deal with a ''Moltres''.
* Chapter 83:
** Brock's entire "battle" with [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Miror B]], who isn't interested in anything except dancing with his 6 Ludicolo (he thought it was a dance-off). [[AgonyOfTheFeet Then Brock tells Forretress to use Toxic Spikes...]]
** During Nascour's fight with Ash, Nascour has his Camerupt use Sunny Day to hit Suicune with a Solarbeam... [[SpannerInTheWorks And then the continuous Rain Dance of Miror B's Ludicolos cancels Sunny Day out]]. And when Nascour protests, all he gets is a rude gesture for [[SeriousBusiness trying to interrupt the dance]].
** [[OhCrap Simisage's reaction when faced with Zippo, now a Charizard]].
* Chapter 84:
** [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Wes and Rui]] discussing about the gang battling Cipher... [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask And then realizing they've run out of Cipher Peons to beat up]].
** Wes' relationship with Rui and his Espeon.
** [[OhNoNotAgain People's reaction to Wes being a hero who has both a Celebi and a Ho-Oh]].
** You do remember that [[AccidentalMisnaming nobody can get Dr. Namba's name right]], do you? Well, not even ''Giovanni'' can... [[{{Troll}} And makes no effort at trying to memorize it because he likes riling Namba up]].
* Chapter 85:
** Ivysaur uses Fissure on Jasmine's Aggron. Fissure usually is a OneHitKO move, that works by creating a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fissure]] [[DisneyVillainDeath under the victim and letting it falling down]]... Except this time it was barely ''two feet deep'' due the terrain under the gym.
** Pikachu trying to fool Jasmine's Magnezone into using Electric-type attacks (against which he's immune), pointing out his Steel-type attack aren't very useful against an Electric Pokemon. Magnezone's answer? Pointing out the ruse and stating that "[[GenreSavvy Type resistances are irrelevant against Sonicboom]]".
** Keldeo vs. Bronzong. All of it.
* Chapter 86
** Jasmine realizing that having a gym made out of ''battleship armour'' isn't enough for Charizard. Especially when her own Empoleon lends a hand;
** After Jasmine's Empoleon uses Aqua Jet, we get this bit of LampshadeHanging:
-->'''Ash:''' "I thought penguins couldn't fly..."
-->'''Pikachu:''' "Ash, Keldeo flies. The same way, even."
-->'''Ash:''' "True enough."
** Mewtwo is now on television talking about his new book, but it's very hard to appear dignified with a Mew flying around your head.
** An impatient [[OlympusMons Raikou]] vs. Whitney. [[CurbStompBattle It's easy to see how this turns out.]]
*** Don't know why Whitney's being a SoreLoser after being curbstomped by a ''Legendary'', but maybe the fact that Raikou took out Miltank with ''Nuzzle'' might have something to do with it...
* Chapter 87
** Ash battled against Entei, outside. There was no gym to destroy so instead it ended with the forest on fire.
*** And Entei had his first meeting with Squirtle.
** Also, Raikou's gym challenge silliness continues.
-->'''Eusine:''' "Morty? What's Raikou doing outside your gym?"
-->'''Morty:''' "I wish I knew."
-->'''Eusine:''' "Apparently challenging your gym. Is that a thing?"
-->'''Morty:''' "So it would seem. Whitney sent me a whiny email about him last week..."
*** Also, the training for Dark-type moves, like [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bite and Crunch]].
-->''"But how to make sure I'm up to snuff? Perhaps I should try and bite some trees!"''
** [[ItMakesSenseInContext The bell signaling the presence of the Legendary Beasts]].
** Max taking a flash-card exam filled with questions from the anime's Pokémon Trainer Corner, and completely lambasting the wrong answers on several of those cards. Bonus points for giving such clear logic that even the examiner agrees that the given answers are wrong.
*** And when the examiner goes through his cards, he also agrees that the test-writers are TooDumbToLive.
--->'''Examiner:''' "The heck? [[CaptainObvious Seviper doesn't evolve from anything...]]"
--->'''Max:''' "Should I be worried?"
--->'''Examiner:''' "Oh, don't worry, we're still using these ones. I'm just going to write down all the ways an 8-year-old is smarter than the question setters..."
* Chapter 88:
** Ash finding his Donphan... When he's still an ''egg''. That promptly hatches into a Donphan.
** The discussion about what Pokemon to use in the race, with people wondering how the hell Bayleef outran an ''Arcanine'' the last time and Donphan [[LampshadeHanging pointing out that Ash can't avoid a Legendary]], [[SeenItAll so seeing three in his team is not that surprising]].
** This Extreme Pokemon race is rather extreme, due the partecipants including: Brock with his Crobat; Casey with her Pidgeotto; Ash with Donphan, who pulls him by via of ''Rollout''; Lucario with ''Keldeo''; ''Pikachu with Squirtle'' (this caused Brock an OhCrap when he found out. Too bad it was too late to change his mind); and ''Entei '''pulling Meganium and Suicune who are riding a railway push cart''''' (he wanted to give his opponents an handicap). Oh, and Misty was refused entry because her Gyarados was deemed unsafe...
** Of course, the whole race, thanks to the contestants. With Pikachu and Squirtle finishing first but getting disqualified due the skateboard ''exploding''.
** And twenty minutes after the race ends, Gary ''shows up to register for the race''. He's late because he missed ''daylight saving time''.
** Near the beginning of the chapter, this exchange between Ash and Casey:
---> '''Ash:''' "My most recent one was the Mineral Badge"
---> '''Casey:''' "Oh, cool. I've got five - I've not done the Mineral Badge yet. How was it?"
---> '''Ash:''' "Pretty good. We broke the gym, though. Same with the gym in Cianwood..."
---> '''Casey:''' "You have problems."
*** And then Pikachu adds onto it by reminding Ash about how they defeated Chuck's Machamp.
---> '''Casey:''' "Really, really big problems."
* Chaper 89:
** Squirtilite. Nothing more need be said.
---> '''Squirtle:''' "I need an Everstone, an expended Water Stone, a chisel, and an indeterminate amount of development time!"
** Suicune stepping on water removes all pollution... Including chlorine, to her embarrassment.
** Ash' paperwork for becoming Max' tutor:
*** It includes a question about Ash's mother hometown due an ''ancient'' law they forgot to cancel.
*** "[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen Swellow?]] They don't even sat what ''kind'' of Swellow... I mean, my one..."
* Chapter 90:
** This gem, starting with Tyson noticing what the Pokemon evolving machine does to non-evolved Pokemon who don't want to evolve:
-->'''Tyson:''' "If it does this to all non-fully-evolved Pokémon, imagine how much easier it could make to steal-
-->'''Ash:''' "It actually sounds like it'd make it ''harder''. It gives a warning, and it also means that any Pokémon stopped by the effect would just have to evolve to be immune to it. If you tried to steal from a newbie trainer with a Mareep, you'd have an Ampharos to deal with instead..."
-->'''Tyson ''*after the JawDrop*'':''' "Why didn't we-"
-->'''Butch:''' "Not sure, boss. Makes sense, though."
-->'''Tyson:''' "I can't believe we were so stupid. Oh well. At least it'll be useful in speeding up training. And it seems to do something unusual, because that Gyarados was red. That deserves further research."
-->'''Brock:''' "Have you even ''heard'' of Shiny Pokémon? Are you sure you're-"
-->'''Tyson:''' "But that wasn't a Shiny Magikarp."
-->'''Ash:''' "Yes it was. I saw it evolve - I was right overhead when it did."
-->'''Tyson:''' "Really? I could have sworn we checked to be sure there were no Shiny Pokémon in the lake..."
-->'''Brock:''' "You're not very good at this, are you?"
-->'''Tyson:''' "I'm tired of this. [[RunningGag Sundance]], Cassidy, handle them."
-->'''Butch:''' "[[MaliciousMisnaming That one was on purpose!]]"
* Chapter 91:
** When Mewtwo is shadowing Rayquaza, he informs him of Groudon and Kyogre's beginning fight. This is Rayquaza's response:
--->'''Rayquaza:''' "Hey morons! [[DeathFromAbove Dragon Ascent from a hundred thousand feet!]]"
*** Now imagine how damaging that attack would be, [[CrazyAwesome Crazy Awesome]] doesn't even begin to describe it.
** Regigigas's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Slow Start]] in action.
** Rayquaza's main job is to stop asteroids since a ten-miles wide one crashed on ''Arceus''.
* Chapter 92:
** Remember that Moltres that was following James around? [[spoiler: Well, James finally caught it, and he didn't even know it. How? While Moltres was investigating Team Rocket's camp in the middle of the night, she trips over a few Poké-balls, ends up caught in one, and can't struggle to get out because ''Gyarados rolls over onto it in his sleep!'']]
** Ash's battle with Pryce on an ice-covered field gives a hilarious return of the Pinballing Snorlax.
*** As we're talking about Snorlax... He only bathes when it rains... ''And uses shower gel and everything else''.
** Raikou's gym challenge sillyness continues with ''Chuck''.
*** Noteworthy is Poliwrath's reaction to being sent to fight (hint: the fight didn't last long after that).
----> Poliwrath gave Chuck [[DisapprovingLook a look]].
----> '''Chuck:''' "What?"
----> '''Poliwrath:''' "This is a legendary Electric-type, sensei. I am a Water-type. I have a problem with this."
* Chapter 93:
** The reactions of Jessie, James and Meowth when they find out about [[spoiler: Moltres]].
** Pinballing Snorlax isn't enough for Ash. So, what's next? Pinballing ''Mega Heracross''.
*** Followed by the discovery of how Mega Heracross' Pin Missile works.
--->'''Ash:''' "Your arms are machine guns!"
--->'''Mega Heracross:''' "Really?"
--->'''Ash:''' "Yeah! Point them at Jynx, and then fire Pin Missile!"
--->'''Jynx:''' "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck I don't like this trend]]."
*** And the Rock Blast:
--->His left arm stopped firing, clicked once, and then fired a large rock instead.\\
''"This is really cool!"'' Mega Heracross decided.\\
''"I don't agree,"'' Jynx muttered.
** [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Ash's reaction when he realizes Pryce's Piloswine is about to evolve]].
** [[OhCrap Pryce's reaction at Entei]]. [[ProperlyParanoid He had been ready for Suicune and Keldeo]], but not ''that''.
* Chapter 94:
** ''Todd'' finding out about [[spoiler: Moltres]]:
--->'''Todd:''' "I'm seeing what we came this far south for, on the wrong island, [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu eating a stack of okonomiyaki...]]"
*** And [[spoiler: Moltres]] realizing she's got caught, and accepted to stay caught, by a group of wackos:
--->'''[[spoiler: Moltres]]:''' "[[OhCrap Oh, dear firelords, what have I gotten myself into?]]"
** Entei's battle with Pryce's Aurorus brings back his troubles with weather: Aurorus has both the standard Refrigerate Ability... And the Hidden Ability Snow Warning, that causes an hailstorm. Entei's annoyance at this returns too.
*** The battle leaves Entei more than a little grimy at the end. So he goes to the local Nurse Joy for a bath... and comes back shampooed, combed, and [[CallBack his tail styled and ribboned.]]
*** And then Dexter brings Suicune out to see for herself.
---> '''Dexter:''' "I thought you'd want to see."
---> '''Entei:''' "Traitorous contraption."
** Charizard and Charla's "date" ends with a bet to see who carries the trash home: Three wing-flaps, furl wings, first to spread them out or hit the ground loses. It ends just about as well as you can imagine for two headstrong, stubborn Pokémon.
--> Liza looked up at the sound of the [[DoubleKnockout double thud-crash]] that echoed through the valley.\\
"Morons," she muttered.
** Quilava's final battle with Pryce's Mamoswine ends like this. When she uses Eruption on it from directly underneath, [[DidntThinkThisThrough she hadn't considered where he would fall...]]
** Giovanni finally finding out about [[spoiler: Moltres]]... By ''receiving the newest team picture''.
-->For several seconds, neither Giovanni nor Persian reacted visibly.\\
"Persian?" Giovanni asked, calmly. "Have my top agents somehow finagled themselves a [[spoiler: Legendary Pokémon]]?"\\
Persian nodded.\\
"Right." Giovanni nodded, then deleted the file. "I'll ask about them in person."
* Chapter 95:
** Heracross' variation of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cut]]: ''uproot the tree''.
-->'''A Bellossom who needed that tree cut down:''' "That wasn't Cut!"
-->'''Heracross:''' "Of course it was. Tree's down, isn't it?"
** Norman saying about some of the stupid errors he did back when he was a rookie. Like trying to catch a Ninjask (a decent Pokemon who is also the ''second fastest Pokemon'', only beaten by Deoxys' Speed Forme) with a Slakoth (a very basic and incredibly slow Pokemon that sleeps half the turns).
-->'''Norman:''' "[[WhatAnIdiot Thinking back, that's just]] ''[[WhatAnIdiot painful]]''...
** Everything about Lily the witch.
** Birch meeting Ash. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Who is currently a Riolu]], and has just restored May's Blaziken's memories.
-->'''Birch:''' "Ah, there you are! I-''*{{Beat}}*'' Why is there a Blaziken in my lab?"
-->''*Blaziken moves close to May*''
-->'''Birch:''' "Why is there a Riolu wearing a hat in my lab?"
-->''*Ash waves at him*''
-->'''Birch:''' "Why is there a Pidgeot ''outside'' my lab, looking in through the door?"
-->''*Pidgeot chirps*''
-->'''May:''' "This could take a while..."
** Norman's reaction to meeting Ash as a Riolu. Thankfully, by now he's SeenItAll
-->'''Norman:''' "What happened?"
-->'''Ash:''' "[[AWizardDidIt Magic. Literally magic]]."
-->'''[[CaptainObvious Norman]]:''' "[[LampshadeHanging Your life is bizarre]]."
-->'''Ash:''' "I ''know''."
* Chapter 96:
** Ash learning from Todd that Team Rocket has [[spoiler: caught a Moltres]].
** This exchange:
-->'''Todd:''' "OK, are you ''catnip'' to Legendaries or something? How many do you ''have''?"
-->''*Ash starts counting*''
-->'''Todd:''' "No, wait! Forget I asked!"
** And this little exchange:
--->'''Todd:''' "[...] Crazy, huh?"
--->'''Ash:''' "Yeah."
--->'''Brock:''' "You don't get to say that, Ash. You're currently a Riolu."
** And Zapdos reaction to all this:
--->'''Zapdos:'''"I remember when this place was calm and private"
--->'''Keldeo:'''"Really?, When was that?"
--->'''Zapdos:'''"This morning"
** Team Rocket's antics with [[spoiler: Moltres]]. Also James teaching Jessie how to operate their jet.
** Ash's egg hatches into a Mawile in the Dragon Holy Land. The Dragons know Ash's fame.
--->"[[OhCrap Ash Ketchum has a Fairy-type]]. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Ash Ketchum. Has. A Fairy-type]]."
--->"[[OhCrap The guy whose Charizard knows Draco Meteor?]]"
--->"[[OhCrap And it's even immune to Poison?]]"
--->"[[ThisIsGonnaSuck We're all doomed.]]"
*** [[ThisIsNoTimeToPanic They try to calm down when they see the Mawile is nice]]... Then she shows she knows Ice Fang.
--->"[[YouCanPanicNow It knows Ice Fang!]] ''[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Run!]]''"
*** And Ash doesn't notice the panic until all the Dragon-types have fled for the hills.
* Chapter 97:
** Ash arrives at Clair's gym only to learn that he can't challenge her right now because Raikou just broke it during the course of his gym challenge silliness. Poor Clair.
** Also, Raikou is the only one who actually understands his reasoning for the whole gym challenge silliness. Ash thinks it doesn't make sense, and Raikou's siblings just call him a moron.
** The secondary challenge of Blackthorn's gym is overwhelming power. The challenger is [[PersonOfMassDestruction Ash Ketchum]]. Took Clair some doing in challenging him in ''that''...
* Chapter 98
** [[OhCrap Clair's reaction when she learns Ash and Charizard have improved on]] [[NukeEm Blast Burn]].
** Dragonair's reaction to Squirtle.
-->"Are you well?"
** And as the above wasn't enough, everyone's reaction to [[spoiler: Mega Squirtle]].
-->'''Clair:''' "...I have no idea what we just saw."
-->'''Ash:''' "Not surprised, I don't either."
** The Dragons' reaction at Mega Altaria becoming half-''Fairy''.
** From the battle between Keldeo and Mega Altaria.
-->'''Clair:''' "Did you just ''invent a move'' in the middle of a battle?"
-->'''Ash:''' "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday Yeah, why?]]"
-->'''Clair:''' "...nothing."
* Chapter 99:
** Apparently, James finds piloting a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-130_Hercules C-130 Machamp]] more difficult than piloting an HumongousMecha.
** While cleaning Max' room, May found an enclosed paper with a note telling her not to read it, so ''she read it'', found out Max was considering Electrike as his starter, found one, and sprung a Pokemon battle on her brother to allow him to catch it with Blaziken's help, so fast she ''didn't tell Blaziken what she had in mind''.
** During his battle with Ash, Raikou hits Donphan with [[TalkingWithSigns his signs]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Heroes (Chapter 100)]]

* Chapter 100:
** Ash enrolling the Tour de Altomare... With the official initially [[FailedASpotCheck not noticing that Keldeo's speaking to him]].
** The [[FoeTossingCharge Bull]]-[[CrushParade Dozer]]. And the dialogue that goes with it. The fact that it was [[CrazyAwesome Squirtle]] that thought it up should say it all.
** The problems of being a [[ShockAndAwe Chinchou]] and fighting alongside a Seaking with Lightningrod.
---> '''Chinchou:''' "...I really need to work on my aim."
** Team Rocket's entrance, beginning with their usual (though changed) intro speech, and where Annie recognizes them.
---> '''Annie:''' "Oh right! These are those guys that did all those boring lectures!"
*** Then we get to this little gem:
---> '''Oakley:''' "...I've never seen anything so stupid."
---> '''James:''' "Okay, [[ItsPersonal now it's personal]]!"
** Snorlax using Fossil Pokémon as target practice, with Kingler as the pitcher.
** The following dialogue after [[spoiler: Psyduck becomes a Golduck.]]
---> '''[[spoiler: Golduck (noticing his new webbed limbs)]]:''' "These seem very peculiar. What are they for?"
---> '''Misty:''' "Swimming! Now you've got no excuse not to learn!"
---> '''[[spoiler: Golduck]]:''' "Just watch me..."
** In their first battle, Oakley had a Beedrill, Beedrillite and a Keystone, but couldn't Mega Evolve it. In the rematch, Ash and Heracross show her how it's done.
---> '''Oakley:''' "That's not fair! ''Our'' one didn't work!"
** Mawile's first battle. Her scolding her opponent for trying to attack a non-combatant sounds just like a little girl scolding a misbehaving adult.
*** And when she becomes the target, [[LittleMissBadass she]] ''[[CurbStompBattle one-shots]]'' her opponent with [[UseYourHead Iron Head]]. And when Meganium asks where she learned it:
---> '''Mawile:''' "Mister Scizor was doing it at Professor Oak's place! And Mister Raikou helped explain how it was done!"
---> '''Meganium:''' "I'm not sure if that counts as a good influence or a bad..."
** Ash finishing his fight with Annie [[WouldHitAGirl with a punch to the face.]]
** All the stunned reactions from Gary, May and her family when they view the Battle of Altomare on television.
---> '''Gary:''' "I think my friend Ash [[WeirdnessMagnet just got in trouble again.]]"

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Silver Conference (Chapters 101-116)]]

* Chapter 102:
** Donphan getting drafted into helping Pikachu and Dexter working out how Pikachu manages to electrocute Ground-types.
--->"[[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...can I change my mind, please?]]"
** Misty's first attempt at teaching [[spoiler: Golduck]] how to swim.
** Pikachu's DrillSergeantNasty routine with [[spoiler:Raikou]].
* Chapter 103:
** [[spoiler: Golduck]] can now swim... With a rubber ring.
** Larvitar trying to deal with this Ash.
** Pikachu ''critizing the design and shoddy worksmanship of the poachers' [[HumongousMecha giant Tyranitar robot]]'' before the group wrecks it.
* Chapter 104:
** Charles Goodshaw exclaims that with Ash present, the Conference is going to be awesome.
--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Brock:]]''' [[{{Rimshot}} "Badum-tish."]]
** [[HiddenDepths Lance is the Pokémon breeder for the rental Dragon-types of the League]]... and also a first-hand example for why wearing capes around biting baby Pokémon is a bad idea.
** [[BrickJoke In an earlier chapter someone wondered why Ash wasn't preceded by an army of Absols warning people about him coming. The reaction of Karen's Absol shows us why]]:
--->"[[OhCrap Nope!]] [[RapidFireNo Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope!]]"
--->''*Absol tries to escape but crashes on the ''closed'' window*''
*** Then Celebi joins in on the fun.
*** From the readers on Spacebattles: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/ashes-of-the-past-pokemon-peggy-sue.258921/page-456#post-16980556 Nope!]]
* Chapter 105:
** As per one canon episode, a trainer tries to capture Entei. Too bad Ash got there first. What really sells it is that [[ShootingSuperman he keeps chucking Ultra Balls at him even after the first one fails to trigger.]]
---> "Young man, I am going to get very annoyed soon..."
*** And then Lugia, Ho-Oh and Mewtwo (who Ash called for the Silver Conference) all show up right in front of him. The kid is understandably overwhelmed.
---> "Is Arceus about to jump out of your backpack or something?"
** After Ash's first three legendaries arrive, he tries to explain the situation to them and starts with apologising for bothering them. Then Ho-Oh proceeds to chew him out for waiting so long to actually ask.
---> '''Ho-Oh:''' "I accept that you don't want to appear to be privileged, which is good - but there are limits, you know..."
** Mawile's adorableness in combat. Just that.
* Chapter 106:
** Ash, ObliviousToLove poster-boy, finds out what his new fame comes with: his second opponent, Macy, is a {{Fangirl}}. And [[ClingyJealousGirl Latias]] is ''not'' happy about it.
*** Especially when Macy mentions that the bond between herself and Ash is what caused her Slugma to evolve. Sorry, that just happens around the guy.
*** Even after his [[spoiler:evolution]], [[spoiler: Houndoom]] is just as much of a puppy as ever.
** Guess what Ash's lineup is for his last qualifier? Three, count 'em, ''three'' Tauros!
*** And when his opponent [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] using three of the same Pokémon, he asks her what her last Pokémon is. It's a ''[[{{Irony}} Dugtrio]]''.
*** Which apparently comprises of TwoGuysAndAGirl. And engages in TalkingToThemself. Yeah.
*** Water-walking Tauros vs. Surfing Rhydon. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds.
* Chapter 107:
** Turns out [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Wes]]' taking part to the tournament. Why is that?
--->"Rui insisted. Disobey her at your peril..."
** Anyway, Wes had this magnificent idea: he has a full set of Legendary Beasts, Ash has a full set of Legendary Beasts... So their match should be ''Suicune versus Suicune, Raikou versus Raikou, and Entei versus Entei''. It's just as awesomely ridiculous (and ridiculously awesome) as it sounds... And, of course, Ash accepted.
--->'''Lance:''' "I think Charles Goodshow is about to explode."
** But how did they allow the public to tell which Beasts' were Ash's? Easy: Ash's Beasts wore distinguishing marks: Suicune was wearing one of Ash's hats, Raikou his scarf and his signs for Wood Hammer (that got destroyed in the match), and Entei was ''[[CallBack combed and with ribbons in his fur]]''.
*** And the {{Irony}} of that? Wes's Entei is ''[[TertiarySexualCharacteristics female]]''.
** Raikou tried Volt Crash... And forgot one step. The make-sure-attack-shoots-out-only-from-correct-end step. It doesn't qualify as EpicFail only because it was a DoubleKO...
** [[RunningGag Once again, Ash's Entei has to fight an opponent that creates rain]].
** And of course, we have [[{{Squee}} reactions]] from Eusine, [[Anime/TheLegendOfThunder Jimmy]], and Nelson.
** Lance finding out Molly Hale, an ''eight year old girl'', is responsible for the creation of the fairy-type.
* Chapter 108:
** According to Caroline, Ash is luckier for having a Shiny Pokemon than for his multiple Legendaries.
*** According to the readers on Spacebattles, ''she's right'': it's much easier to find a Legendary than a Shiny that isn't the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Red Gyarados]]...
** Pikachu's annoyance at not having got to fight for a while.
*** At least he worked some of it out dealing with Raikou's Volt Crash antics, by [[DopeSlap Dope Slapping]] him with his own signs.
** Quilava making a [[InTheNameOfTheMoon In the Name of the Sun]] speech to troll Ash.
** Pikachu's CurbStompBattle on Slowbro was rather hilarious due the sheer speed and hitting him so hard that Slowbro felt it in real time. [[DontExplainTheJoke Slowbro's nerve system is so slow he feels pain late]].
** Jon Dickson and Norman's reactions when [[ScissorsCutsRock Pikachu electrocuted Jon's Rhyhorn]].
** The reaction when [[RunningGag Rhyhorn evolved mid-battle]] (Pikachu still won).
--->'''Pikachu:''' "Oh, come on!"
--->'''Ash:''' "[[OhNoNotAgain Great... How often does this happen to me?]]"
--->'''Dexter:''' "Both your last gym battles and two League battles so far."
--->'''Ash:''' "''[[SarcasmMode Thanks.]]''"
* Chapter 109:
** Larvitar vs. Metapod, whose best gimmick is an Electroweb. Everyone is distinctly underwhelmed.
** [[RunningGag Guess what happened to Samurai's Vibrava?]] All the times Ash's own Pokémon evolved to stave off victory are really starting to come back to bite him.
--->'''Pikachu:''' "[[RuleOfThree Three times already!]] And two of the other battles it would've been impossible...[[note]]Of Ash's six Silver Conference matches so far (including this one), three had his opponent's Pokémon evolve, while in two (Koji's fully-evolved team and Wes's Legendary Beasts), none of his opponent's Pokémon could evolve further.[[/note]]"
** What do you get when the QuintessentialBritishGentleman Noctowl faces off against the RoyalBlood-LadyOfWar Vespiquen? The IAmVeryBritish-version of HamToHamCombat, and more StockBritishPhrases than you can shake a monocle at. Honestly, the only thing missing is Vespiquen's RoyalWe.
--->'''Ash:''' "[[FlatWhat What.]]"
--->'''Pikachu:''' "I think they're having a [[IncrediblyLamePun Battle of Brit-ing.]]"
--->'''Ash:''' "That was ''terrible''."
--->'''Pikachu:''' "Yeah, it was. Sorry."
* Chapter 110:
** Casey's orders being given in ''baseball terms''. [[CrazyAwesome They work]].
** Casey's Beedrill being sent out against Larvitar:
--->'''Casey:''' "Outfield, Beedrill!"
--->'''Beedrill:''' "Beedriiilllll?"
--->'''Casey's Riolu:''' ''"He... asks exactly how he's supposed to fight Larvitar."
--->'''Casey:''' "Uh... good point..."
*** Later, we have this:
--->'''Casey:''' "Beedrill, stay outfield! He's mainly good close in!"
--->''*Beedrill buzzes frantically*''
--->'''Riolu:''' ''"He was reminding you that so is he."''
** Charizard vs. Casey's Meganium. According to Charizard, [[TemptingFate that would go to be difficult mainly in terms of not hurting his opponent too much. He promptly gets trussed by a Constrict and hit by a barrage of Ancientpower that uses his head as a punching bag]].
** Charizard fights Casey's Raticate, once upon a time her FEAR Rattata... and loses ''again''.
--->'''Charla ''*who was watching the match in TV with Liza*'':''' "Right."
--->'''Liza:''' "What is it?"
--->'''Charla:''' "He's never - ''never'' - living this one down."
** Squirtle tries to make one of his speeches to Raticate:
--->'''Squirtle:''' "All right, you rat bast-"
--->'''Raticate:''' "I'm a girl."
--->'''Squirtle:''' "Right. Uh - anyway! As I was saying - all right, you dirty rat-"
--->'''Raticate:''' "I washed this morning!"
--->'''Squirtle:''' "Just let me get started! Okay, you... female... rodent... you may have beaten my comrade, Charizard, but that means nothing! I'm Squirtle, and-"
--->'''Raticate:''' "You realize I electrocuted-"
--->'''Squirtle:''' "That's it! You're going down! Eat this, Hydro Cannon Fodder!"
** Squirtle fending off Raticate's Super Fang-with his glasses. And his rant when they break.
* Chapters 111 and 112:
** Warning: Ash's opponent Steve has Pokemon based on the Ookagari from ''Fanfic/YetAgain'', and are, if possible, ''crazier than Ash and his Pokemon''. {{Crazy Awesome}}ness and HilarityEnsues here.
** The RunningGag of each of Steve's Pokémon blasting him with an attack, threatening him or outright ignoring him if they feel like it, or when Steve outright {{Troll}}s them.
** Poliwrath!Waltz as a GrumpyOldMan.
** Garchomp!Zuzushi, and her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} self-delusions of being a Legendary Pokémon; specifically, the offspring of Groudon and Rayquaza.]] Ash and Steve LampshadeHanging all the impossibilities doesn't deter her one bit.
---> '''Steve:''' You're nooot! You were an egg I hatched 8 years ago! In a daycare!
---> '''Zuzushi:''' And do you know where the egg came from?
---> '''Steve:''' How could ''you?''
---> '''Zuzushi:''' Pokémon form memories in the shell! That is science fact! Proven by scientists!
---> '''Ash:''' How can you be an egg of Rayquaza and Groudon anyway? They're both male!

---> '''Steve:''' [[NoodleIncident You barged into a meeting between Zekrom and Raikou, insisting you were Legendary and daring them to electrocute you if you were wrong!]]
*** And then she shows she knows [[SignatureMove Precipice Blades and Dragon Ascent]].
** Hydreigon!Shadow, and her obsessions with Fuzzies (specifically Lucario), her SweetTooth, and her AttentionDeficitOohShiny qualities.
**** The latter is exemplified when she starts going on about Mega Heracross's arms, especially when he uses them in specific ways:
---> '''Shadow:''' I mean, seriously! Those must be, what, forty percent of your body mass! They're huge!

---> Mega Heracross uses [[ArmCannon Aura Sphere]].
---> '''Shadow:''' Oh, come on! [[{{VideoGame/Megaman}} Bugs are not mechas, and they do not have energy-]]

---> Mega Heracross prepares to use [[MegatonPunch Focus Punch]]
---> '''Shadow:''' Oh, I get it! You're Evil {{ComicStrip/Popeye}}-
**** And the moment when Steve decides to motivate her:
---> '''Steve:''' Listen carefully. [[BlatantLies This is absolutely true ]] and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not at all a desperate lie.]]
---> *{{Beat}}*
---> '''Steve:''' ... he ate your last Klondike bar.
---> '''Shadow:''' ''[[DisproportionateRetribution DESTROY! DEATH! MURDER!]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking AND MY POOR KLONDIKE BAR!!]]''
---> Mega Heracross had the distinct feeling he'd been unfairly maligned.
** Zoroark!Crypt. Just... Zoroark!Crypt. He has the [[{{Shapeshifting}} Illusion ability]], which allows him to change shape, and is fully convinced he is whatever Pokémon he transforms into.
---> '''Steve:''' You are not a Magikarp, you idiot! You are capable of using moves that aren't Splash!
---> Crypt did not seem capable of using a move that was not Splash.
*** Not to mention [[ImaginaryEnemy his famous rivalry with the floor.]]
*** What happens when a Drifblim turns into a Zoroark turns into a Wailord in mid-air? DeathFromAbove for Raikou!
** Blaziken!Ghost's usual perverted antics. But when he directs them towards Charla...
---> '''Ghost:''' Smoking hot - I mean, wow! Damn! I'd love to discuss fire alone with her for hours!
---> [[ThisMeansWar Charizard's nostrils let out just a little bit of smoke.]]
*** Before the match, Charla arrives to loan her boyfriend her new Charizardite Y, and admits as such out loud.
---> '''Charla:''' Has my boyfriend fought yet-
---> '''Charizard:''' [[IKnewIt Knew it!]] Knew you'd be the first to say it!
*** She gets her own back, though, by reminding him of his last match:
---> '''Charla:''' After all, I don't think it's going to be a [[ComMon Raticate]].
---> '''Charizard:''' That was a special case!
** Metagross!Scabbard's usual obsession with money.
*** When Pikachu exhibits his unnatural power levels, Scabbard displays his propensity [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: For Science ]]
!
---> '''Scabbard:''' So much power in such a small Pokémon! Fascinating! [[MadScientist Let me do science to you.]]
---> '''Steve:''' [[OhCrap Oh, no...]]
*** To say nothing of the reactions of all the other Oogakari members when Scabbard says that: they all try to hide behind Ash's Entei.
---> '''Shadow:''' Save us, volcano dog! [[MythologyGag You are the one who is strong against Scabbard in Science Mode!]]
* Chapter 114 - 115:
** When Mr. Goodshow announces that Ash will only be using Legendaries in the E4 exhibition, we get this from the audience:
---> '''Random Audience Member:''' Lucky bastard!
** Mr. Goodshow's introduction of Bruno:
---> '''Mr. Goodshow: ''' Next will be Bruno, the Breaker of Bricks and the Fighting-type Master of the Elite Four! Though I still don't understand the Onix...
** The reaction from Ash's league opponents when he sends out [[OlympusMons Ho-Oh]]:
---> '''Casey:''' You're kidding me. You're... how long has he had ''that''?
---> '''Koji:''' I'm getting the distinct impression we got off lightly.
** What happened as soon as Team Rocket got to Hoenn:
---> '''James: ''' We're going to need to head back to my parents' summer house in Sinnoh! I forgot Carnivine!
---> '''Jessie *throwing the flight manual at him* :''' Couldn't you have remembered that ''before'' we flew all the way down here?
** After Ash's battle with Agatha, in which he had to get creative with Mewtwo:
---> '''Mewtwo:''' Ash, thank you for your assistance. [[{{Irony}} I am glad to see that your mind is as sharp as ever.]]
---> [[SpitTake Brock nearly choked on some popcorn.]]
** During Lugia's battle with Lance's Red Gyarados, he makes like he's about to Aeroblast right ''through'' the stands to get to his target, something that all but panics the referee. Good thing Lugia had figured out laser {{Roboteching}}.
* Chapter 116: Interlude to Hoenn
** The HumiliationConga of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers. They came to chase the Cerulean Sensational Sisters out of their gym... [[CurbStompBattle and end up a]] TwinkleInTheSky courtesy of the newest Elite Four member's Mega Gyarados.
** Brock's younger brother Forrest [[SorryToInterrupt walking in on]][[spoiler: Brock and Philena's reconciliation kiss after the former told the latter about the time-travel]].

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[[folder: Hoenn's Gym Challenge (Chapters 117-??)]]
* Mawile being cute while playing catch with [[spoiler: Max's Electrike]] and a stick.
---> There was a crack.
---> '''Mawile:''' Sorry... I think the stick fainted.
* Dexter's "alternative methods" for an oversleeping Ash: getting Lucario to tip him out of bed.
* Ash forgot to head back to Pallet to see his mum and pick up his Hoenn supplies, so Delia came to Petalburg instead. Needless to say, she is less than happy with her son, [[NoBadassToHisValet multi-League winner or not]].

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