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[[folder: General]]

* 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 ''Anime/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.'' But at least her liking of the show doesn't change her like Squirtle.
* [[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.
* The RunningGag with Dark-types being immune to the useful aspects of psychic powers like being unable to hear telepathic speech or be teleported when not in Pokèballs.

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

* Prologue:
** 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 I met Pikachu - the day my journey began, when I first set off from Pallet.
--> '''Sir Aaron:''' Ha! Told you, you great lump.
--> '''Arceus:''' I thought 'any day but then' was good odds.
--> '''Ash:''' Wait... 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 - using the, or ''a'', legendary Pokémon capable of controlling time simply to avoid answering some awkward questions... really took some beating. Then there was a roar, and he fell into blackness.
** And right after that...
--> '''Aaron:''' It's really strange seeing the controller of time jump around like an excited puppy…
--> '''Arceus:''' He's ten minutes old, what do you expect?
* 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 Pokédex doesn't identify it. Ash, having none of it, tries and restores 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 center 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:''' Er... 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 comic relief]], that girl you travel with as the LoveInterest, of course, and-
--> '''Ash:''' Wait, what?!
--> '''Lucario:''' -who could have foreseen just how close the two of you would become thanks to the chance destruction of her bike!
--> '''Ash:''' Please be more specific. You just described most of the girls I know.
--> '''Lucario:''' That would be telling. The hero never actually works out he has feelings before-
--> '''Ash:''' Until what? Puberty? That would at least be a help!
--> '''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:''' [[AudienceWhatAudience 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 Cerulean city, a sinister presence was watching the actions of Ash and his friends...
--> '''Meowth:''' Ah, shaddup! I'm only using the binoculars!
--> '''Narration:''' Yes, it was Meowth, who admittedly couldn't be sinister if his life depended on it.
* Chapter 8:
** The ShoutOut to ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
--> '''Jessie:''' Remember Domino's trio, back when they were low Admins?
--> '''James:''' Oh, 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 palm 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' Abra is a walking CMOF from his first appearance.
--> '''Jessie:''' Truly he is the slacker god.
** James's Weezing laughing at Jessie's Arbok after getting Abra and Cubone on the team.[[note]]Arbok is Poison-Type, Abra is Psychic-Type, and Cubone is Ground-Type. Poison-Types are weak to Psychic-Types and Ground-Types. Weezing is also a Poison-Type, but is immune to Ground-Types.[[/note]]
** Ash: "Arceus above, we really suck at finding our way…"
* Chapter 9:
** Damian [[BringMyBrownPants losing his control.]]
** Jessie and James' reaction to the destruction of the Cerulean 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 cost 18.95 Pokemon Dollars]], causing general FaceFault. Team Rocket actually Face Faults ''out of their balloon while it's in the air''.
** 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 when 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 am trying to maintain my sanity. It's quite hard.
---> [...]
---> '''Pikachu:''' I think I could have handled it were it not for the can of Foster's the size of a small truck…
* Chapter 10
** Bulbasaur overdoing the Growth job and accidentally evolving into a Ivysaur.
** Surge accidentally lets slip that he's a fan of (the Pokemon world equivalent of) ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}''.
** 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.''
** The "fight", if you could call it that, between Pikachu and Surge's Raichu; it's over in one second.
** 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.
** The result of all of that is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against a monstrous Genesect, which manages to horribly hurt Ash. Charizard obliterates it with Blast Burn, and then when they come back to reality…
-->'''Ash''': ''(energetically)'' It works!
-->'''Misty''': ''(nearly [[FaceFault Face Faults]])'' Ash Ketchum, you gave me such a scare!
-->'''Ash''': ''(looks at her oddly)'' That was all mental, Misty. We never left the clearing, I was in no real danger. ''(wilts beneath [[DeathGlare Death Glares]] from Misty, Charizard, Squirtle, Riolu, and Pikachu)'' I suppose this means I forgot to mention it, then?
-->'''Misty''': Yes, you did.
-->'''Ash''': Aheh heh heh…crap, you're going to hit me a lot now, aren't you.
-->'''Misty''': ''(smiles sweetly)'' Think of it as negative reinforcement!
* 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?]]"
** He later gets called "Banana".
* Chapter 12:
** Ash on crossdressing:
-->'''Ash''': 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!
-->''*[[ChirpingCrickets Chirping Kricketune]]*''
-->'''Misty''': ''[[{{Beat}} (coughs to stretch out a pause)]]'' Something you want to talk about, Ash?
-->'''Ash''': NO!
*** The Kricketune bit gets lampshaded...since they don't live in Kanto.
** Later, when discussing the gym's perfume:
-->'''Misty''': Ash, trying you give you a sense of culture is like teaching a rock to swim.
-->'''Brock''': Point of order. Corsola.
-->'''Misty''': ''(flushes)'' You know what I mean!
** The literal MidBattleTeaBreak after Ash's Ivysaur finds itself in a complete stalemate against Erika's Gloom. Misty and Erika enjoy some tea, Ash broods over a record of the world's longest battle, and after a few hours, Ivysaur and Gloom huddle around a computer screen to find some way to end the fight.
** Then, after Ivysaur wins with Fury Cutter, Erika sends out a Victreebel. Ash promptly sends out Charizard. Ivysaur promptly begins to throttle Ash for forgetting about ''Charizard'', in a ''Grass Gym'', when he had ''planned to use him from the start.''
* Chapter 13:
** The dialogue after Psyduck's headache is cured with a Calm Mind TM:
--> '''Misty:''' Right! Next for you, mister, is swimming lessons!
--> '''Psyduck:''' [[VerbalBackspace Er, I mean,]] [[BlatantLies Ow the pain the pain my head is aching.]]
--> '''Ash:''' Nice try.
* Chapter 14:
** Growlie (now an Arcanine) and Brock's Ninetales (evolved at her own request), performing a ShoutOut to Disney/LadyAndTheTramp.
* Chapter 15:
** Ash restores [[JerkAss Gary]]'s memories with an aura-fueled DopeSlap.
** Ash's Primeape goes up against [[spoiler: Gary's Golem]] in the P1 finals. [[spoiler: Primeape lands ''[[SingleStrokeBattle a]]'' [[FinishingMove Master Blow]] that [[CurbStompBattle immediately annihilates Golem in the blink of an eye]].]]
* Chapter 16:
** Ash's fight with Koga ends in an AntiClimax. Ash can fight blindfolded (via Aura Vision) so he can't be deceived by Koga's tricks, and Charizard setting up a Flare Blitz around himself already [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds starts damaging the gym]]. Koga [[KnowWhenToFoldEm simply concedes and gives Ash the badge]],
* Chapter 17:
** Misty slaps Ash [[ShamuFu with her Goldeen]].
** The ins and outs as to what can and cannot be entered in the Pokemon race at Laramie Ranch. Fliers are a right-out, but any land-types with disparaging differences in speed are all A-OK.
* Chapter 18:
** Professor Oak doesn't blow a gasket this time around, considering Ash caught [[spoiler:only five]] Tauros in the Safari zone, as opposed to the ''thirty'' in canon.
** Squirtle is too tired to race, Pikachu has an idea: Withdraw, Magnet Rise, and…
-->'''Pikachu''': Squirtle, use Water Gun! [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat Wow, it really is pretty thrilling to give orders like that]].
* Chapter 19:
** Paras has to evolve. But ends up going up against ''[[TheDreaded Charizard]]''. [[BadBadActing Charizard takes a fall]].
** So apparently Jessibelle sent [[spoiler: a private army, including helicopters]], to reign in James. His and Meowth's reactions are [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere appropriate]].
** The Princess Festival:
--->'''Narration''': Let's not bother with the early rounds. They were just a bit one-sided.\\
''(to the finals)''\\
'''Misty''': ''(to Jessie)'' Fancy meeting you here.\\
'''Psyduck''': ''(thinking)'' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall What did you expect? You two are main characters. Of course you get to fight in the finals]].
* Chapter 20:
** Ash and Dexter taking the piss out of the Pokemon Exam and all its fallacies and inconsistencies. And Dexter denouncing the instructor's back-backtalk as being counter-intuitive to Dexter's very purpose.
---> '''Instructor:''' Could you please stop interrupting, it's not the time or place.
---> '''Dexter:''' It is most definitely the time and place! My entire purpose was to gather, catalogue and store information about Pokémon. You're making a mockery of it!
*** Ash's score on the test: [[spoiler: Interfering Busybody]]
* Chapter 21:
** Ash (who was up all night solving a laundry list of riddles) vs. Blaine.
--->'''Ash''': ''(as Blaine sends out a Rhydon)'' Pikachu! Aim for the horn!\\
'''Pikachu''': ''(DisapprovingLook)''\\
''(Pikachu [[spoiler: Force-Palms the Rhydon, one-shotting it]])''\\
'''Ash''': ''(indignant)'' Fine then, don't go for the horn.
* Chapter 22:
** Ash restored his mom to the back-in-time mentality. When she learns what happens, she goes into full KnightTemplarParent mode, and is to literally not let Ash out of her sight for a week.
--->'''Ash''': ''(his mother on the roof of their house with binoculars)'' I think that went quite well, actually!
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[[folder: Mewtwo versus Mew (Chapters 25-26)]]
* Pidgeot sneers at hurricanes.
-->'''Pidgeot''': [[NotHyperbole It's true; I do]].
* Once Ash and his Pokemon get to the island, they all go off to do their own thing at first. Charizard then decides to dick around in the hurricane. Ash predicts he'll get hit by lightning. [[spoiler: And that's exactly what happens]].
-->'''Charizard''': Not a word. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not. A. Word.]]
* Mewtwo gets to finally meet [[spoiler: Gary's [[{{Otaku}} Blastoise]].]]
-->'''Mewtwo''': ...is your Pokemon well?\\
'''Misty''': No! He's an anime nut!\\
'''Ash''': ''(quickly, over Misty's shout)'' '''YES.'''
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[[folder: The Indigo League (Chapters 27-36)]]
* Dexter tries to rationalize the events of the New Island incident--and the [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt consequences thereof]]--to [[MamaBear Delia]]. One DeathGlare and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Dexter bails]].
* Dexter, Dee and Damos have their own little nickname: [[spoiler: The Three Pings.]]
* 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."
** Also from the League - they keep track of how long the battlers take to destroy the fields, and while the RunningGag of Ash breaking the places he battles in is already in full swing, not even ''he'' was fast enough to qualify for the ''record''.
---> '''Commentator''': And the battlers have completely destroyed the field, in only ten seconds more that the league record!\\
'''Ash''': What's the record?\\
'''Commentator''': Two seconds. Ice field, high-powered Camerupt, first move Eruption.\\
'''Ash''': ''(Wincing along everyone else)'' Ouch...

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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]]": 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 must have gotten 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]].
* Remember Drake and his Ditto? The one that frustrates challengers to no end (and got a huge buff from copying Pikachu)? Lucario and Pikachu finally take it out (after ''three'' of Drake's other Pokemon come and go in the process): [[spoiler: Lucario used [[FastballSpecial Fling]].]]
* 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 Poké-ball 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:''' [[AllAmazonsWantHercules 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 second meeting with Ash in this timeline]], which is essentially [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere "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''': *(gets beaned with the Plain Badge)*
-->'''Whitney''': You...GetOut.
* 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 ChainOfDeals to get Alakazam to re-learn ''Teleport''.
** The conclusion in Chapter 62: 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 Anorith, that can be traded for a Liepard, that for a Swoobat, that for a Clefairy, and that for a Gyarados, who can be shown to Marie in Camphrier who will give him a letter, the letter is given to Parfum and then 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, Oak has ''twenty'' Heart Scales and, last but not least, [[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'''''.
-->'''Narration''': Gary Oak muttered something in his sleep.
* 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, a 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.

[[/folder]]

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

* Chapter 63:
** The brief look at Noctowl's inner world. At first, it seems expected: quiet forest at night with buzzing insects. But then…
-->'''Noctowl''': What the deuce is Big Ben doing here?
* [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Gary's Furfrou doesn't get dirty after using Surf underground because mud is barbaric]].

[[/folder]]

[[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.
** Morty is kind of worn down after the battle:
--->'''Morty''': ...well, I guess you earned the Fog Badge. ''(shakes his head)'' Now I'm going to go home and...probably sit down for a bit.\\
'''Ash''': Thanks for the battle! ''([[spoiler:all six]] Legendary Beasts make noises of agreement)'' Oh, and Suicune suggests you have these outside more. They enjoy watching.\\
'''Morty''': [[SureLetsGoWithThat Right. I...]][[GivingUpOnLogic okay, then]].
* 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.]][[labelnote: The math]]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) [[/labelnote]]

[[/folder]]

[[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.]]

[[/folder]]

[[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:[[labelnote:For those unaware...]]Fairy-Types are not only immune to Dragon-Types, but also super-effective against them. They are weak to steel, however, and Dialga is Steel-type.[[/labelnote]]
-->'''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 interrupts 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 rumors 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]].
** The three creation dragons float up a cliff, leading to Sir Aaron asking how they're doing that. Palkia said he was creating a zone of negative gravity around himself; Giratina pointed out that he was a Ghost and besides he had his Griseous Orb to stay in Origin Forme, and Dialga...
--->'''Dialga:''' *shrug* It takes time to fall.
* 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...]]"
** Jessebelle tracking down Team Rocket... And having to deal with a ''Moltres''.
*** And Jessie suggests dealing with her by [[TheGodfather putting a Ponyta on her pillow]]...then when the others look at her funny, explaining that it would burn her bed down and then escape out the window, burning that too. Meowth just wonders where they'd get the Ponyta.
* 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 "Type resistances are irrelevant against Sonicboom".
** Keldeo vs. Bronzong. All of it.
* Chapter 86
** Jasmine realizing that having a gym made out of ''battleship armor'' isn't enough to be safe from 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 dub's Trainer's Choice segment, 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 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''. [[LivingCrashpad That promptly hatches into a Donphan on top of him.]]
** 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 participants 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."
** Gary shows the others his Mega Ring and Brock's reaction.
---> '''Brock:''' "Did you get ''married''?"
* Chapter 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 say 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 the ten mile wide one that killed off the dinosaurs 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 silliness 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, who promptly gets a case of the giggles.
---> '''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.
*** Even better, as Raikou for reasons unknown already had signs for "I don't see what you're complaining about" and "it's a legitimate strategy" prepared. Clearly, he'd been making a habit of this.
** 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:''' [[GivingUpOnLogic ...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]].
*** Raikou's sign-smacking is his version of Wood Hammer.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Heroes (Chapter 100)]]

* Ash enrolling the Tour de Altomare... With the official initially [[FailedASpotCheck not noticing that Keldeo's speaking to him]].
* When Brock talks to Lorenzo, Lorenzo has trouble believing Brock's story, before remembering Brock knows Ash.
--> '''Lorenzo''': Oh, right, you're friends with that [[WeirdnessMagnet Ash Ketchum]]. That explains everything.
--> '''Brock''': Even-
--> '''Lorenzo''': Everything. [[FamedInStory That kid's been on the news]].
* 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!"
* Between hiding where a catwalk could fall on it, DeadlyDodging by Keldeo and an OffhandBackhand by Dexter, Annie and Oakley's poor Umbreon does not have a good night.
* 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 ''criticizing the design and shoddy workmanship of the poachers' [[HumongousMecha giant Tyranitar robot]]'' before the group wrecks it.
* Chapter 104:
** Charles Goodshow exclaims that with Ash present, the Conference is going to be awesome.
-->'''Goodshow''': I hope you, and everyone else, put on a good show!
--> '''[[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 Houndour wondered why Ash wasn't preceded by an army of Absol 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 apologizing 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 ''not''! 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]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hoenn's Gym Challenge part 1 (Chapters 117-126)]]
* 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]].
* May and Max getting with the new reality of Brock having a steady girlfriend, and Team Rocket actually being friendly.
* Swellow [[{{Fangirl}} fangirling]] over Ash's famous Pidgeot.
** And when the rest of Swellow's old flock hear about Pidgeot, they want to go with Ash too.
* This time, when they encounter the Poison-type poacher, [[BullyingADragon the Admin-level Team Rocket is less than intimidated.]]
---> '''James:''' Hey Jessie, did we do the motto?
---> '''Jessie:''' We didn't do the motto.
---> '''James:''' Poor guy, he didn't get the chance to surrender.
** Rico being TooDumbToLive doesn't help matters.
---> '''James:''' You do know what these big R letters on our shirts mean, right?
---> '''Rico:''' I'm not impressed in small-timers who hide behind the symbol of Team Rocket.
---> '''Meowth:''' ... he doesn't know what the big R letters mean.
* Lucario's handling when Jessie's un-reminded Seviper attacks them: [[KnottyTentacles tying it into a knot.]]
** Seviper and Arbok's posturing when they meet is also good for a few laughs.
* Ash's encounter with Anthony, and his "World's Most Powerful Pokémon" Pelipper. [[SeenItAll Needless to say, Ash is less than impressed with Pelipper using moves it normally can't learn.]]
** After Anthony gets complacent over a win against Max and Electrike, Ash volunteers to take over. One Roar from Suicune later, [[LiarRevealed and Pelipper is back in his Poké-ball and the Pokémon hidden inside his beak are revealed for all to see.]]
** [[FailedASpotCheck And Anthony doesn't realize]] [[BullyingADragon exactly who he challenged]] [[OhCrap until it's too late.]]
---> '''Anthony:''' This hasn't been my day...
* When Ash restores the Poochyena that Max befriended, the newly-evolved and very happy Mightyena instantly [[TheGlomp bowls over Max and starts licking him]]. The next moment, Mightyena's siblings, Electrike, and even Ash's Houndoom all literally dog-pile Max.
** Later, the Mightyenas and their Ranger handler Katerina are all ready to say goodbye to their sister, who wants to go with Max... [[MoodWhiplash only for Max to remember the transceivers in time.]]
* A FunnyBackgroundEvent involving Blaziken playing catch with Mawile, in terms of throwing her into the air and catching her.
* [[ContrivedCoincidence Ash literally tripping over Brock's Lotad.]]
* After restoring Beautifly and Dustox, Dexter [[StatingTheSimpleSolution points out that instead of waiting for the Rockets to show up to give Dustox back, he can just call them.]] So Ash does so but receives no answer... [[CallBack because Gyarados accidentally swallowed their phone.]]
* At the end of Chapter 120, we get to see how Misty is doing as an [[spoiler:Elite Four member]]. Karen stops by her place, and Misty answers while wrapped in a towel, so Karen thinks that she was in the shower... only for Misty to reveal that she installed swimming pools in her every room. It just goes to show that even with the time-travel-induced maturity, she still acts like a kid.
* Rustboro Gym challenge:
** Ash and Max catch Roxanne for their Gym Challenge right after school. After finishing Max's challenge, she asks Ash how many Hoenn Gym Badges he has, [[ExactWords to which Ash replies none.]] This, plus Roxanne's exhaustion from coursework marking, [[FailedASpotCheck plus her not recognizing Ash in his Hoenn outfit,]] [[UnderestimatingBadassery means she doesn't recognize him as the League Champion he is.]] So, she sends out a reasonably-tough Golem and gives him a three-Pokémon advantage... [[ScissorsCutsRock who gets promptly]] [[OneHitKO one-shotted by]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Pikachu.]] ''Then'' Roxanne realizes who she challenged.
*** To be fair, [[HumbleHero Ash sent out Mawile first]], but Golem's Roar forced her out and Pikachu in, and [[MistakenForBadass he also thought Golem was one of her high-level challenges instead of a mid-level challenge]].
*** What sells this is Roxanne trying to teach Ash, who she thinks is an amateur trainer, that electric attacks from his Pikachu are a bad idea and he should pay attention to resistances and all that. She was clearly preparing herself for a lecture about immunities just before she noticed her charred Golem. [[ScissorsCutsRock So yeah]].
--->'''Golem *[[AshFace blowing out a puff of smoke]]*:''' [[NonSequiturThud Thank you, come again.]] *Faints*
*** Extra points for the fact that Ash is slow to realise that she didn't recognise him and thought he had no badges at all, but Brock ''immediately'' realises she's making a mistake.
** When the ''real'' Gym Challenge starts, Ash sends out Larvitar against Roxanne's Gigalith. After taking a Power Gem to the face, he evolves into Pupitar. Naturally, [[HowDoIShotWeb this leads to problems since he can now fly by jet propulsion and has no limbs.]] Ash eventually manages to direct him into a Superpower attack right into Gigalith's face, and when the dust cloud clears... ''[[RunningGag Tyranitar]]'' stands tall. Mawile's reaction is what sells it:
--->'''Mawile:''' ...Nope, still [[BigLittleBrother my little brother.]]
** Roxanne hoping that her students don't hear about this battle, or they'll [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing try to defeat her Geodude with a Plusle or something.]]
** After the match, it becomes clear that HowDoIShotWeb is in major effect, as Tyranitar can barely walk without falling over in his new evolution. Apparently, [[RequiredSecondaryPowers practicing jet-propulsion as a Pupitar is a major factor in a Tyranitar's movement]], a step which Larvitar skipped almost entirely.
** And even as a Tyranitar, his mother still thinks he's adorable.
* During the group's shopping time in Rustboro City, Ludicolo pesters Brock into buying a sombrero. Which Crobat uses as a perch.
* Mr. Stone's working name for his [[TheLittleDetecto Mega Stone detection system]]: the Stone Stone Detection System.
* Dexter's counter-virus efforts taking the form of VideoGame/SpaceInvaders.
* When Ash tries to give Squirtle a speech before he gives him a new pair of replacement sunglasses, Squirtle ''judges'' his speech.
-->'''Squirtle:''' I give that a three out of five.
** And when Squirtle actually receives the sunglasses, [[LargeHam he makes a speech of his own in his usual hammy way.]]
* The entire instance of Celebi teleporting in, dropping Ash's Corphish onto him, and teleporting out. Why? ''[[WordOfGod She was running late.]]''
* Lucario [[BadBadActing overacting]] at being confused battling with Max.
--->'''Lucario:''' Mango chutney?
* After an entire battle of paralysis and dodging blows, Max finally triumphs over Brawly - [[GoneHorriblyRight when his Guts-empowered Hariyama]] [[StopHittingYourself knocks himself out in his confusion.]]
* Ash promises Pikachu (who's moping about not getting any good Gym Battles) that he can handle Team Magma or Aqua when they show up. [[InadvertentEntranceCue Guess who then bursts in?]]
** The Nurse Joy knowing Ash's reputation is also good for a laugh.
---> '''Nurse Joy:''' Mr. Ketchum?
---> '''[[PersonOfMassDestruction Ash]]:''' Yeah?
---> '''Nurse Joy:''' Please don't break the building.
** The good news for the Aqua grunts? There's only one trainer opposing them. The bad news? ''It's Ash Ketchum.'' The good news? He's only facing them with a Pikachu. The worse news? ''It's his '''Pikachu.'''''
---> '''Aqua Grunt: ''' [[BullyingADragon Stop that shock rat!]]
---> *Cue Pikachu curb-stomping*
---> '''Aqua Grunt in charge: ''' Stop it, you idiots! [[TooDumbToLive It's just a Pikachu!]]
* Dewford Gym Challenge - Ash vs. Brawly
** LargeHam Squirtle vs. Pangoro, CombatPragmatist extraordinaire. What makes it funnier is that Pangoro is based on [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Genma Saotome]].
*** The hot-water gag is even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
----> *Pangoro gets hit by Scald*
----> '''May:''' For some reason, I was expecting that Scald to do something...
*** And at the end of it all, Pangoro uses his line's signature move [[TrashTalk Parting Shot]]:
----> '''Pangoro:''' Hey, listen!
----> *Squirtle listens.*
----> '''Pangoro:''' [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]] sucks! *Disappears into his Poké-ball*
----> '''Squirte:''' ... *DumbStruck with anger*
** Swellow vs. Conkeldurr starts off with this {{Pun}}:
---> '''Conkeldurr:''' I am going to hit a birdie.
*** [[BoomerangComeback And he can actually use his rock pillars as boomerangs.]] Somehow.
*** But the problem with the above tactic is that Conkeldurr still has to catch them when they come back. So when Swellow makes him blink at the exact wrong moment, [[StopHittingYourself another one of Brawly's Pokémon knocks themselves out.]]
----> '''Conkeldurr:''' [[NonSequiturThud Oh look,]] [[CirclingBirdies more birdies...]] *Faints*
** The Squirtle vs. Pangoro rematch finishes with a ticked-off Squirtle pulling out his Horn Drill Breaker in mid-air, and then...
----> *Squirtle lands.*
----> '''Squirtle:''' That's how Team-
----> *[[LivingCrashpad Pangoro lands on him]]*
----> '''Pangoro:''' Ow. I-
----> *[[KillItWithWater Several tonnes of water lands on him]]*
* Dr. Akibahara still isn't having any luck with the Upgrade.
* Gary's own training has an interesting way of helping Umbreon to sustain Reflect: Get her to make a Reflect ball around herself, and then have Arcanine and Furfrou play soccer with her.

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[[folder: Wish Maker (Chapters 127-130)]]

* Ash and Co.'s time at the Millennium Festival:
** Keldeo and Guy at the coconut shy - and Keldeo using Hydro Pump to throw the balls.
** The Legendary Beasts on the Drop Tower.
** Pikachu, Electrike and Marshtomp's meeting with the Pichu Brothers, and after a NoodleIncident involving more dancing Pokémon, end up on an out-of-control roller-coaster powered by Pichu Little's stuck tail. when Pikachu tries breaking them out with Iron Tail, all it ends up doing is sending the cart airborne.
*** [[DishDash Swellow reacting fast enough to catch a flying Pichu, Electrike and Pikachu]]... and then Marshtomp knocking her out of the sky.
** Butler bringing Ash and Co. into his act, by having Ash and Max as clown assistants and Brock as an EscapeArtist. After locking Brock in a ludicrous amount of restraints (rope, chain, two sets of handcuffs, footcuffs, two nested cages with nested padlocks) he is locked in a tarpaulin, lifted into the air, and expected to escape. But when he doesn't, Ash and Max go to unlock the tarpaulin, vanish from the audience's view... and then the tarpaulin falls to reveal ''Ash and Max'' in the cages and Brock outside.
* The Absol from Forina shows up, sensing a great disaster happening to the Wish Maker at that moment - only for her to find that she walked in on a normal training session. When she asks what's going on, Lucario obliges.
---> '''Lucario:''' That's my trainer. *points to [[WeirdnessMagnet Ash]]*
---> *Absol looks.*
---> '''Absol:''' ''...wow''.
* Raikou takes on the fake-Kyogre, but ends up getting eaten. His response? To laugh hysterically and taunt his opponent, [[CrazyAwesome since there's no way he could possibly miss now!]] Upon being freed, the first thing he does is claim he nearly beat the monster himself. [[NonSequiturThud The second thing is to collapse into a heap.]]
* Team Rocket unpracticed entry motto, with James and his RhymesOnADime:
---> '''Jessie:''' Prepare for trouble if you're from a team!
---> '''James:''' And make it double - I dropped my ice cream!
---> *Jessie gives him a DopeSlap*
---> '''Jessie:''' Forget the twerps, you're battle's with us!
---> '''James:''' And face everyone in our battle bus!
---> *Jessie considers another DopeSlap, then decides not to*
---> '''Jessie:''' Jessie!
---> '''James:''' James!
---> '''Jessie:''' Team Rocket, arriving stylishly late!
---> '''James:''' You should've wished to be safe from your fate!
---> '''Meowth:''' Meowth's too busy flying the plane to join in!
** Blaise commenting he's SurroundedByIdiots when they let Ash and Co. get away during said motto.
* The next morning after the {{Kaiju}} have been vanquished, [[TheCavalryArrivesLate Mewtwo shows up]].
---> '''Mewtwo:''' ...I must admit, it's not what I was expecting, given the circumstances...
---> '''Brock:''' Where were you yesterday evening? When there was the two abominations shaped like Groudon and Kyogre, and the Team Magma and Aqua strike teams?
---> '''Mewtwo: *gapes*''' Oh, dear... sorry about that, I was busy handling something else.
** Said something else is a solution to keeping Jirachi around, which involves an Orbital Mechanics textbook, moving a chunk of the Millennium Comet, deals with an irritated Cresselia, and so much {{Technobabble}} that it makes Ash and Co.'s head spin.
---> '''Mewtwo:''' What?
---> '''Ash:''' We understood about one word in four.
* And the capper for this whole incident? Two Hoenn Officer Jennys discussing adopting the ''Ketchum Incidence'' report slips that are popping up in Johto.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hoenn's Gym Challenge part 2 (Chapters 131-155)]]

* An episode comes up where in canon, Ash is mistaken for a [[TheChosenOne Legendary Hero]]. This time, Ash is so much a Legendary Hero that he can't prove he's not.
---> *Raikou pops out of his Poké-ball*
---> '''Brock:''' Ash, if you were trying ''not'' to look like the Legendary Hero, [[NotHelpingYourCase you're doing a terrible job at it...]]
** In this episode, there's a Light Stone that glows when exposed to electricity. This time, Raikou takes a crack at it.
---> '''Raikou:''' [[BlindedByTheLight Argh! My eyes!]]
* Jirachi, Mawile, Goomy and Tyranitar exploring the Trick House.
* Wattson's gym has a robotic Raikou. The real Raikou is not impressed.
---> '''Raikou:''' This is just an insult. My mane is not this stiff!
** And after Wattson shows up, he gives Max a pre-gym challenge: [[ExactWords Stay on Raikou for 30 seconds!]] He means his Robo-Raikou which is going bucking bronco, but [[LoopholeAbuse Max promptly sits on Ash's Raikou instead.]]
** Plusle and Minun cheering on Dedenne with Helping Hand is good for a smile.
---> '''Plusle and Minun:''' De-de-Dedenne! He's the mon who gets his way!
** And after the battles are over, Pikachu overhears Raikou and Wattson discussing PoweredArmor.
* Jirachi being a LiteralGenie.
---> '''Max:''' I wish we could find an Electrike who would like Wattson!
---> *Jirachi teleports Arc to Max.*
---> '''Jirachi:''' I guess Arc liked Wattson?
---> '''Arc:''' I did like him! He sounded smart!
* Brock and his mariachi song perform for a Contest. With Crobat singing along.
* After finding an Electrike for Wattson, Jirachi teleports Max and his team back to the Gym... but being a Dark-type, Cinder is left behind. Meaning she has to walk (and swim) all the way back to the Gym.
** This happens a lot, along with Cinder not hearing Jirachi's telepathic speech.
---> '''Cinder:''' Jirachi? Please learn Miracle Eye...
* Corphish's solution to a couple that CannotSpitItOut? ''Drag her over here and throw her at him.''
* Chapter 134-135:
** The encounter with the Bagon that wants to fly starts with said Bagon falling from the sky, May catching it, and its weight making her fall into the stream. When she surfaces, the first thing she does is demand why no-one else caught it.
*** When Ash and Co. offer to help train it to evolution, we get Pikachu and Latias showing they're just as big as [[LargeHam dramatic defeat-victims]] as Charizard and Lucario.
*** Plus a [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Background Conversation]] with Mawile telling Goomy how he can fly.
*** And to cap it all, seconds after Bagon evolves to Shelgon and Ash and Co. leave, guess what happens to Shelgon ''[[RunningGag again?]]''
----> '''Michelle (Bagon's trainer):''' *Stares at Salamence* ...okay, they saved us a couple of ''years''.
** The Mirage Kingdom:
*** A TooDumbToLive Trevenant [[ShootingSuperman flailing away at Stantler with Grass moves]], even though Stantler's Sap Sipper is {{No Sell}}ing everything he has got.
*** Carnivine, Victreebel and Cacturne against a bunch of {{Mooks}} with guns. Carnivine in particular conducts GrievousHarmWithABody to perfection.
*** Aggron vs. Corphish with [[LaserBlade Shell Sabers]] equipped.
*** After the whole business with the [[KungFuProofMook Wonder Guarded Shedinja and Spiritomb]], Misty [[StatingTheSimpleSolution comments that they still had one option available: Seaking's Soak]].
* Tyranitar gets on the wrong end of a [[PintSizedPowerhouse Marill's Superpower]] - and ends up flung off his feet.
* Similar to Noctowl's introduction, Skitty's introduction is her displaying a ValleyGirl accent.
* A Team Aqua pledging ceremony is shown - [[TalkLikeAPirate where the recruits have to say the oath in a pirate accent.]]
* Skitty showing a little GreenEyedMonster when she gets huffy about Max not having enough time to pet her, and showing affection to Cinder. The latter ends up playing "musical trainers" with May and Max.
* The whole dialogue with Mawile trying to understand [[ValleyGirl Skitty's like-filled way of talking]], [[LikeIsLikeAComma via Skitty's like-filled answers.]]
* Once again, Cassidy and Butch (and their Rocket grunt entourage) pull a ScrewThisImOuttaHere when they pull recon on Oak's ranch and almost get spotted by Houndoom and Ho-Oh.
* [[ConvectionSchmonvection How can Corphish stand on top of a pile of Slugma?]] [[AchievementsInIgnorance He isn't good at thermodynamics.]]
* Maxie and Archie make plans to make use of a meteorite to trigger/suppress Mt. Chimney. Giovanni can't even be bothered.
* On their way up to Mt. Chimney, Ash and Co. get their cable car cut down by a Magma grunt. With neither Delta nor Jirachi able to save Max, Jirachi wishes that Max doesn't got splat, which makes Delta evolve into Mantine, who is capable of flying Max to safety. When Max gets to safety, May asks why there is an Octillery on his face.
** Mantyke does need a Remoraid in the party to evolve into Mantine. Guess where the Remoraid came from? Teleported away from one of the attacking Aqua goons!
* Blaziken delivering a HeyYouHaymaker to the grunt that cut them down.
** And also informing the grunt's Houndour that not everyone is immune to lava like him.
---> '''Houndour:''' I mean, lava's kind of warm and sticky, but it's not really ''dangerous''...
---> '''Blaziken:''' I see. Do you know that not all Pokémon have Flash Fire?
---> '''Houndour:''' [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat They don't?]]
* While a Magma and Aqua grunt play tug-of-war with the meteorite, their Poochyena just sit by watching exasperatingly.
** And after, Maxie and Archie play their own game of keep-away, only for Ash and Pidgeot to swoop in and snatch it right out of Maxie's hand.
* In a CallBack to the "Ketchum Incidence Report" gag, upon arriving on scene to transport the members of Aqua and Magma that didn't escape, Officer Jenny asks how many Legendaries were present for this incident.
* Latios meeting with his sister's other Latias friend.
* [[KidnappedByTheCall Celebi accosts Ritchie in Pacifidlog Town and teleports him back to Johto to help with a Pokémon Center that's about to be closed down.]] [[TimeTravel On the previous day.]]
** And when Ritchie gets back, he gets annoyed that he forgot to ask to be dropped off in Dewford.
* Ash's battle with Flannery starts off with her sending out a Blaziken holding an Air Balloon. Just the idea of a large humanoid bird hanging from a little balloon is hilarious.
** Just watching Corphish's [[ATeamFiring hilariously bad aim]].
** Corphish lands a Crabhammer on Blaziken. Right in the nose.
** And after Flannery's Pyroar [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown takes out a newly-evolved Sliggoo who's trying to adjust being blind]], Corphish [[MegatonPunch Crabhammers]] her so hard she goes head over hindquarters.
* Abra BreakingTheFourthWall again.
* Flannery and Ash are about to have a match to show how awesome the two of them are. Ash claims that he'll use "[[ExactWords The First Pokemon He Ever Caught.]]" Cue Ho-Oh, being used in battle for the second time in the entire story, over ''two years'' in-universe time since Ho-Oh allowed himself to be captured.
** Ho-Oh's reaction to being used in battle is "FINALLY!"
** Flannery's spying grandfather's FlatWhat after her battle with Ho-Oh.
* After a rather bad experience, Mawile gives Sliggoo a big hug...[[MoodWhiplash and promptly]] [[StickySituation gets stuck to his drying slime.]] The absurdity leaves both of them [[LaughThemselvesSick in hysterics.]]
* [[ShipTease Sceptile asking for Meganium to watch him battle]], [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial in order for her to patch him up afterwards.]]
* Torkoal getting re-used to the Oak Ranch and all its changes, only to be accosted by [[LargeHam Squirtle]].
** Squirtle comes up with another perfectly sensible idea - the move "Withdraw" is a Water-type move, and water and fire together can make steam. If Torkoal can do it right, he can use the steam to get around very quickly.
** And a FunnyBackgroundEvent involving some Tauros, Primeape, Raikou and his sign.
---> '''Raikou:''' Come back with that, you bounders!
* Audino's first meal for Team Rocket as the new TeamChef involves a sausage fry, with extra special Babiri Berry spiciness for Moltres. [[TooSpicyForYogSogoth More than she thought, in fact.]]
---> '''Moltres''': ''[[FireBreathingDiner (coughs out fire)]]'' What was in that? That felt like eating a volcanic eruption!
* After the report of Lugia and Ho-Oh sparring comes on the news, Pikachu comes out of the shower with a little towel around his waist asking what happened.
* The God Squad finding out that Arceus's Mystery Dungeon world is a WorldOfBadass - by a Sunkern laying a smack-down on Palkia.
* Wherever Team Aqua gets their grunts from, it isn't from anywhere nautical.
--> '''Archie:''' Then weigh anchor!
--> '''Aqua Grunt:''' [[LiteralMinded Two and one-half tonnes!]]
* Ash's evolution gag strikes again, this time on Norman's Staravia.
---> '''Max:''' Oh, come on! Seriously?
---> '''Ash:''' I don't control this! It just happens!
---> '''May:''' Sure... It just happens. [[LampshadeHanging Which is why it's always at a really dramatic time.]]
** And then when it happens to Arc a moment later...
---> '''Max:''' [[VerbalBackspace Ash? I take it back.]]
* What happens when Slaking uses [[TrashTalk Taunt]] on Kris.
---> '''Kris:''' You take that back! I am top of the range, cutting-edge equipment! I am certainly not valve-based!
* This interaction when Lucario faces his opponent: a Lopunny. A ''[[DudeLooksLikeALady male]]'' Lopunny. And unfortunately, just like Pidgeot, mistaking his gender is his BerserkButton.
--> '''Lucario:''' I think we should start. Before I say something ''else'' wrong.
--> '''Brock:''' Having trouble with her?
--> '''Lucario:''' ...like that, yes. I think you just made ''him'' very upset indeed.
--> '''Brock:''' ...oh, right.
* The scene where Lopunny manages to turn Lucario's Flying Dragon Uppercut [[HoistByHisOwnPetard back on himself]] is comic gold.
--> '''Lopunny:''' [[HeyCatch Hey.]] *hands Lucario a Flame Orb* Surprise!
--> Uses an Ice Punch to create the vertical tornado around the hot point - which is now Lucario.
* Now at the end of his Johto-Hoenn sabbatical, Keldeo is prepared to go back to Unova... [[MoodWhiplash only to realize he has no idea how.]] Luckily they've got a teleporter on hand...
* Gary's Furfrou teaching Molly and Eevee about style, [[CombatUninterruptus all while Primeape is unloading his full moveset onto her.]] [[StoneWall And not making her budge an inch.]]
* A NoodleIncident involving Birch's university friend, his Luxio, medical adhesive, and hairballs.
* After Blaziken's NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the toughs who tried to steal May and Max, the toughs' Musharna who hypnotized them in the first place [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decides to hide in her Poké-ball instead.]]
** Also, when a thug tries to make a break for a pickup, Blaziken kicking said pickup hard enough to knock the engine out quickly changes his mind.
** And to top it all off? The [[{{Otaku}} Squirtle]] that witnesses it all decides to take up kickboxing and become [[KenichiTheMightiestDisciple The Strongest Squirtle.]]
* After everyone runs off to find May and Max, Jirachi floats back into the lab with a giant sandwich - then wonders where everyone went.
* After it is all over, the sorting out to see who flies/carries whom back to the lab ends with Entei being volunteered to carry all six starters back on his back, much to his chagrin.
* Team Rocket's arrival in the Grass Pokémon reserve begins with James getting TheGlomp from what amounts to half the Grass-types in the place. Including a Tropius.
** And Meowth's solution is a three-choice offer: leave of their own volition, get into one of J&J's Pokéballs, or be pan-seared by Moltres and Growlie.
** They later pass the captured Pokemon to Giovanni. Who, after recovering from the shock, wonders if they somehow caught a Shaymin.
* The predictable happens when [[SupremeChef Brock and Audino]] first meet. CookingDuel!
** And this line just sells how serious Brock is:
---> His eyes did not narrow, [[EyesAlwaysShut mainly because they couldn't really get much narrower.]]
* And the God Squad are once again beleaguered by over-amped PMD ComMons. [[TooDumbToLive And Giratina attempting to steal from the]] [[ShopliftAndDie Kecleon brothers' shop.]]
* After being overwhelmed to the point of a FaceFault by her new reality, May's Venusaur tells a laughing [[ShipTease Sceptile and Meganium]] to GetARoom. Cue WeAreNotAnItem sputtering.
* The incident with Fishing King Sullivan and Nero.
** However good Sullivan is at fishing, battling and knowing the type-chart, less so, on account of trying to battle a Whiscath with a Flaafy (who doesn't know any Grass moves).
** Fed up with the shenanigans, Pikachu tries to negotiate with Nero, only to find out that Nero's a {{Troll}}. When Nero gives him a mud bath, Pikachu's patience finally runs out, and Nero finds himself on the receiving end of a [[ScissorsCutsRock Zappy-charged]] Electro-Bolt (Electro Ball + Thunderbolt) combo.
** But after it's all over and Nero is in Sullivan's Poké-ball, Sullivan decides that the fishing hunt is more fun than the capture, and [[StatusQuoIsGod promptly releases Nero so they can do it all again tomorrow]]. Pikachu is understandably miffed.
* Jessie and Meowth's {{Slapstick}} Contest appeal.
** And their [[StunnedSilence reaction]] when Wallace shows up to give Jessie a gift for such an innovative routine.
---> '''Meowth:''' Huh, so that's how you get [[spoiler: a Pikachu...]]
* A woman actually tries flirting with [[TheCasanova Brock]], and he ''turns her down''. In fact, his feelings are so much with Philena that Ludicolo has to ''point out her flirting to him.'' Max is understandably speechless.
* Pikachu's annoyance at someone using his SignatureMove... again.
* This little TR dialogue:
--> '''Cosplaychu:''' Now, do you think I should try {{Ninja}} next?
--> '''Arbok:''' Go for it. Do you mean realistic ninja, or [[HighlyVisibleNinja black-suit wearing ninja?]]
--> '''Meowth:''' Hey! Dat is realistic!
--> '''Arbok:''' [[LampshadeHanging It's from Noh plays and you know it.]]
--> *{{Beat}}*
--> '''Arbok:''' What? [[CulturedBadass I have culture.]]
* Chapter 150: Ashes Nowhere To Be Found
** Keldeo says that mid-battle is the perfect time to learn a new move. The other Swords don't agree.
---> '''Cobalion:''' What has that Ketchum boy been ''teaching'' you?
** Suicune mistaking Ritchie for Ash. In her defense, she's had a long day.
** The NoodleIncident of Ivy's lab being swarmed by 300 Diglett, from a bad infrasound emitter.
*** And her Shinx demanding her attention as always.
** Damos has been watching too many movies.
---> '''Damos:''' Hello, Professor. [[Film/WarGames Shall we play a game?]]
** A trainer comes back to challenge Wattson. He's not impressed by the Manectric in the Raikou suit. A ''real'' Raikou on the other hand... Cue ScreamsLikeALittleGirl.
** Primeape, the poster boy for UnstoppableRage... does ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikebana ikebana]]'' for a hobby. In Quilava's experience, that's his third least likely hobby, after model ships and calligraphy.
** Director Cleavon Schpielbunk spieling a documentary suggestion to Mewtwo.
** Ivysaur and Squirtle talking about Mega Evolution:
---> *Squirtle gives a speech about the "indescribable" feeling of Mega Evolution*
---> '''Ivysaur:''' So... indescribable, huh?
---> '''Squirtle:''' Exactly right!
---> '''Ivysaur:''' Because you did a lot of describing, right there...
** And Squirtle's reason for wanting Ivysaur to evolve, and it's not just for him to make use of Venusaurite...
---> '''Ivysaur:''' You just want me to have a big flower you can sit in and [[CallingYourAttacks shout attack names]], don't you?
---> '''Squirtle:''' [[NoExceptYes That's not the only thing...]]
** Entei and Ho-Oh having a long talk about how Ho-Oh is the Legendary Beasts' lord, creator and father, [[MoodWhiplash and then Entei asks about his allowance.]]
*** [[spoiler: And then in the Deoxys movie, it turns out that ''Ho-Oh decided he was right, and thus taught him '''Sacred Fire'''.'']]
** Bianca talking to Latios about the other Latias they know, and Latios is trying not to show his interest.
** Lance not understanding why Team Magma has a submarine.
** Molly and Eevee playing dress-up with her Shiny Legendaries.
** While Sceptile and Meganium chat, they notice a commotion across the lake. But it's not Squirtle this time - [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Snorlax has fallen asleep in front of the Tauros' barn door.]] Their solution: [[ThereWasADoor Make a new one.]]
** Dr. Akihabara welcomes the Cyber-Destined back from another digitization - only to find them CoveredInGunge. They don't say why (WordOfGod says Shiny Grimer).
* Chapter 151:
** The arrival of Mew, and her AttentionDeficitOohShiny characterization.
** Helping the [[CharacterOfTheDay Pokémon of the Day]] Spoink with his pearl:
*** Dexter and Spoink's conversation about how Spoink's spring powers his heart. Spoink corrects that it's the other way around.
*** [[ContrivedCoincidence Mew randomly finding a Mega Stone]].
*** Skitty eventually finding Spoink's pearl - and after getting it out of the tree, begins playing with it.
*** Lucario eventually gets her to give it up, by giving her Ash's spare Rainbow and Silver Wings to play with instead. Ash tells her to give ''those'' up by giving her Mew's tail to play with instead.
** Ash and Co. arriving at Crossgate Town for the [=PokéRinger=] tournament - only to find they missed it by 2 days. So, they decide to take the stadium for their own [=PokéRinger=] tourney!
*** Mew considers becoming a Celebi and [[TimeTravel Time Travelling]] to 2 days before - only for the real Celebi to show up and give him/her a stern [[/folder]]

[[folder: NO ]]
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*** Apparently, Ash's infamy has grown to the point where a Celebi appearing from midair allows people to guess Ash is in the vicinity.
*** Marshtomp grumping about how Flying-types don't fly low enough to punch.
*** [[NotSoAboveItAll Lucario playing the PokéRinger announcer with a microphone]] - only for Mawile to point out that his Aura Translation trick doesn't work over the PA.
*** Mega Absol learning how to fly - or at least, fall with style.
** In the middle of a dialog with Max's new Shuppet and about how Kris is a Porygon and not a Rotom, Brock's Ludicolo pops out and gives a [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big-Beaked Ludicolo Moment]], thinking they're in a musical. All he gets is a group-wide BlankStare.
** At the Weather Institute, the Castform predicts a rainstorm, so Mawile takes Sliggoo out for a practice battle. Under the intense rain, Sliggoo wins, evolves into Goodra, and then both he and Mawile [[InvokedTrope invoke]] DeathIsDramatic, complete with crying in the rain. At least until the two of them [[{{Corpsing}} can't take it any more]].
* Chapter 152:
** Ash tries to call on Goodra for help - only to call out Quilava instead, because he put his belt on upside down.
** After traveling with Ash for so long, Max has to take a moment to remember that Winona probably doesn't have a legendary pokemon.
** The group finds out about a festival for flying types. May asks if Ash is going to buzz the festival with Legendaries. Ash's response? Not straight away.
** Team Rocket's Pikachu wearing an Aviatrix uniform. That, somehow, allows her to learn Fly.
* Chapter 153/154:
** Another NoodleIncident involving Pikachu, Cosplaychu, and the Pichu Brothers falling out of the sky. Two words: {{Franchise/Superman}} Costume.
** Arbok and Seviper waxing a whole lot of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan.
** How do we find out that [[spoiler: Mega Mawile]] has SuperStrength? When she [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom sends Goodra into a wall]].
*** And when she first tries her new [[NotQuiteFlight Flamethrower rocket technique]], she does achieve lift - and ends up flying into a bell.
** The return of [[spoiler: Mega Squirtle]].
** Winona's exasperation at all of Ash's team [[LampshadeHanging flying when they're not supposed to.]]
* Kris's battle with Winona's Altaria ends abruptly when [[DidntThinkThisThrough she makes a calculation blunder]]: [[DeathFromAbove Using Gravity right when her opponent is using Earthquake.]]
* Casper's characterization as ThePrankster:
** One involves tying Blaziken's shoelaces together. And getting them on him in the first place.
** And the only reason he couldn't do a custard pie prank is because Brock's cooking is too delicious not to eat first.
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[[folder: Destiny Deoxys (Chapters 156-159)]]

* The computers to assign passes to visitors identify Lucario as Cynthia's Lucario (after a previous workaround), and an invisible Latias as a ceiling tile.
* The group's navigation of [=LaRousse=]'s automatic walkways. And Entei and Lucario using them as exercise pathways.
* Ash dealing with his [=LaRousse=] fanclub. He ends up having to [[InASingleBound aura-jump]] clear of the crowd to escape.
** And Entei giving his teethmarks to an autograph hunter.
* Drew and CharacterOfTheDay Rebecca trying to come to grips with Ash's many escapades and [[NoSenseOfDirection unruly sense of direction.]]
** And Drew only entering the Battle Tower's challenge because he got lost.
*** The above is funnier when you realize [=LaRousse=] is Drew's ''hometown''. His only real comment is that it's an embarrassing place to be from since your first week elsewhere, you wonder why the trash cans aren't working right and then you're just glad you can cross the street without being run over by a family of five. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And a robot.]]
* Dexter realizing that all the Porygon that have been produced from his source code are, in essence, his clones... or his ''children''.
* While introducing his Pokémon to a Poké-phobic Tory, Ash sends out Charizard, who promptly sneezes and spoils his intimidating image. The wink he gives Pikachu afterwards says it all.
* Ash intercepting the pair of exuberant Plusle and Minun siblings as they try to give Tory TheGlomp. And not even stopping his admonishments of them [[HarmlessElectrocution when they shock him]].
* Mega Arc and Pikachu has just finished powering the laboratory to release Deoxys, and the former, exhausted from the effort, ends up sitting on the latter. [[PleaseGetOffMe Pikachu isn't happy about it.]]
* Green Deoxys being embarrassed when Tory tells it off for smashing through a building.
* Ethan's attempts to hack one of the haywire security bots, which get difficult when his comrades, especially the Mega Evolved ones, keep smashing them before he's done.
** [[spoiler: And him trying to name himself he evolves.]]
---> '''Ethan:''' [[spoiler: Porygon... X? Porygon 2,]] now with improved pixel shader?
---> {{Beat}}
---> '''Ethan:''' Kris gets my jokes...
* Even after the Deoxys meet, the city is still devoid of a particular Sky High Dragon. Where is he? Chatting with Mewtwo about his potential documentary film!
* [[TheCavalryArrivesLate Sidney's arrival via Sharpedo... after everything is over.]]
* And finally TheStinger: Ho-Oh chastising Ash for not contacting him.

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[[folder: Hoenn's Gym Challenge part 3 (Chapters 160-162)]]
* Another of Casper's pranks - an aniseed-filled water balloon that sends Cinder into a sneezing fit.
** He also swapped May's hairbrush for the one she uses to brush Skitty. She's...noticeably frazzled.
* When Ash describes to enter the Lilycove Contest with Ho-Oh, [[DeadpanSnarker Pikachu]] has omens of what may come:
--> '''Pikachu:''' I wonder if Ash will end up as the Contest Conflagrator.
* Harvesting berries for May's Pokéblocks:
** Pikachu and Lucario picking berries for May's Pokéblocks. [[AwesomeButImpractical Pikachu uses a combination of Iron Tail and flying kicks to cut down berries.]] [[BoringButPractical Lucario just Wall Walks up the trees with Aura]].
** Houndoom being manhandled by a Snorlax who wants the berries he harvested.
** Skitty eating the berry ingredients.
** Swablu's reaction to a Sour Pokéblock.
--> "My mouth feels like it's trying to suck my beak in!"
** Somehow, May's berry mixing turns up a rainbow Pokéblock. Ho-Oh gives it a taste, and ends up [[FireBreathingDiner breathing rainbow-colored fire]] from a flavor explosion.
* Ash finding out his mom had packed a number of outfits in his pouch for whatever reason, [[{{Crossdresser}} including a dress]]. Brock confesses that he had told her about the Ashley incident in the original timeline.
* The God Squad LampshadeHanging the many ridiculous names of in-universe evil organizations: Team Rocket, Team Plasma, [[VideoGame/PokemonRanger Team Dim Sun, the Pokémon Pinchers]], [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Team Meanies]], etc.
* The introduction of Harley:
** When he meets Ash, he chastises Ash for using Ho-Oh to win with raw power and plans to use Cacturne to show him how it's done - [[CurbStompBattle only for Cacturne to fall to exactly that.]] [[SoreLoser Cue him traipsing offstage whining about Ash being unnecessarily cruel]].
*** Moreover, Ho-Oh wasn't even ''trying'' to attack Cacturne; he was merely using a firewall to incinerate Cacturne's Poison Sting, only for the wall to incinerate Cacturne too.
** And his whining continues when post-match, he accuses Ash of having it out for him by knowing his name (the announcer said it first), and saying that Legendaries weren't allowed (which the judges would've told Ash beforehand).
** Harley's first words to Max:
---> '''Harley:''' My commiserations on your hormone problem.
** Indeed, May is making good progress on forming a rapport with Harley - being civil, complementing his flapjacks, etc. - [[InSpiteOfANail only for it all to go to pieces when Ash shows up.]]
* While Delta is ferrying Max across the ocean, he ends up dropping Max in on a water landing. Sensing his trainer's distress, Arc pops out of his Poké-ball - [[DidntThinkThisThrough in the middle of the ocean.]]
* Ash meets a new Blastoise. According to it, he's not obsessed with anything. He can simply quote half of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
** Sadly, given what the ''rest'' of the Squirtle Evolutionary Family is like, that ''does'' count as "not obsessed."
* How Spoink becomes May's new Pokémon: [[TheKlutz he loses his pearl again when he bumps into May's bag]], and ends up putting something round and pink on his head - an empty Love Ball that May got for her mother.
* Lucario [[OffhandBackhand Offhand Blocking]] one of Marshtomp's punches, who is trying to be decisive in his favorite tactic. Then it's revealed that Guy and Stantler have concealed him in an illusion - only for Lucario to knock down the real one who was sneaking up behind him.
* Gary's Pokémon relaxing poolside in Barbados.
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[[folder:Scuffle of Legends (Chapters 163-165)]]
Even in an event as serious as this, there still are a few laughs:

* Mewtwo teleporting all of Team Magma and Aqua into Mossdeep City's jail cells. [[TheStateroomSketch Very cramped jail cells]]. And then was told that he had teleported Lance with them too.
* Jessie, James and Meowth all look out the cargo plane door to watch Mega Rayquaza. [[WhoIsDriving Then Jessie asks who's flying the plane.]] Luckily nothing comes of it.
* The funny moments mostly come in the aftermath:
** [[spoiler: Misty]] and Lance are wondering what to do with the Red and Blue Orbs, only for them to vanish before their eyes.
** Mewtwo trying to justify that he is still the [[WorldsStrongestMan World's Strongest Pokémon]] to Rayquaza, because it's the latter's job to handle the situation, so he'd naturally be better at it.
** And the return of the Ketchum Incidence slips during Lance's press conference.
** And finally, Gary's reaction to Ash's adventure.
--> '''Gary:''' [[OhNoNotAgain Oh, come on! Not again!]]

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[[folder:Hoenn's Gym Challenge part 4 (Chapters 166-178)]]
* The post-Scuffle of Legends sequence shows Charizard, Keldeo, Sceptile, Meganium and Latias returning to what they were doing when [[KidnappedByTheCall Jirachi wish-teleported them all to Hoenn]]. In particular, Charizard was cleaning out the lair he shares with Charla, and Latias was having a picnic with Bianca.
* Golduck was apparently paying Misty's bills while she was away - [[IncrediblyLamePun because as a duck, he does that kind of thing.]]
* While Lugia was gone, Zapdos apparently ended up in the ocean after trying to outdo one of Moltres's stunts, [[SickEpisode catching a cold in the process]]. His mate is taking care of him, complete with blanket and hot soup. Understandably, the bird is less than pleased.
* At the Mossdeep space center, Max thinks the shuttle-carrying crawler-transporters are taller than Steelix. Brock sends out Steelix to check. [[note]]Steelix is longer than it is tall.[[/note]]
* After Casper and Cinder's defeat from Tate and Liza, Max assigns the two squabblers to come up with their own strategies to foster teamwork, with both of them alternating taking charge. Cinder is the first to come up with one, and this is the result:
---> '''Casper:''' Right! Good plan!
---> *GilliganCut to Venusaur trussing Cinder up with her vines*
---> '''Casper:''' Bad plan.
** May suggests that the prank that really set them at odds involved peanut butter. Casper protests that canines love peanut butter...but then admits probably not on their tails.
** Eventually, Cinder comes up with the tactic to use Casper as an ImprovisedPlatform.
* Pikachu comments that said ImprovisedPlatform is a good tactic. This is Lucario's comment:
---> '''Lucario:''' So is [[FastballSpecial throwing your teammates]]. *AsideGlance* [[BlatantLies Not that I would abuse that tactic...]]
* When Max rematches Liza and Tate, he assumes their Natu is looking into the future and is unsure if he should be let down by the fact that [[MundaneSolution it was just looking out the window]].
* The LampshadeHanging that of the 4 Pokémon involved in Ash's Gym Battle against Tate and Liza, despite her name, ''Mega''nium is the only non-Mega (the others are Mega Sceptile, Mega Gardevoir and Mega Gallade).
** After a Frenzy Plant attack, Mega Gallade proceeds to cut his way out in a shower of sparks, flames, blades and shrapnel - [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome and then promptly gets buried by falling plant matter]].
* Sceptile complains that [[DrillSergeantNasty Pikachu hates sleep.]] Pikachu counters that he just thinks it must be earned.
* Cinder starts to understand why Casper loves pranking...but still intends to Bite him if he ever pranks her with peanut butter again.
* While waiting for Ash's team to arrive, May plays [[MostCommonCardGame Go Fish]] with Liza and Tate...[[MundaneUtility who use their powers to cheat]]. May is chagrined that she missed the need for ObviousRulePatch.
* Brock assigning Ash and Pikachu their kitchen duties: Ash for burger flipping (under supervision), and Pikachu for condiment preparing (for everything ''except'' the [[TrademarkFavoriteFood ketchup]]).
--> '''Pikachu''': This is a stereotype.
* Max asking [[PintsizedPowerhouse Totodile]] to hose out the salt in his hair. The Hydro Pump blows him off his feet.
* Venusaur and Spoink's conversation is interrupted by a few {{Stealth HiBye}}s: Skitty in Venusaur's flower, Altaria out of nowhere, and Latios...[[SubvertedTrope who's not actually there]].
* The crypt of the giant Claydol:
** Max wishing to find the rest of Ash and Co, who had just exited the crypt. May asks why he didn't use Kris to call.
** Spoink wonders if he can carry the big stone Poké-ball. May tells him [[DoubleEntendre it's way too big.]]
** Max wanting to get away from the big Poké-ball before Ash sneezes and breaks it. When Ash complains, Brock asks Dexter to start listing incidents.
* The meeting with the flighty Mawile, who falls in love with Torkoal, Tyranitar and Goodra within moments.
** Said Mawile's trainer is practicing a Contest ribbon dance. [[NotSoAboveItAll Lucario asks to give it a try]]. [[WalkOnWater On water]].
--->'''Pikachu''': I'm torn between laughing and recording blackmail material.
** And then Lucario falls in. [[LameExcuse He says he tripped on a Magikarp]].
* The group meets another Absol, who gets one look at Ash and promptly has a FreakOut like the others. Ash's Absol states that it took that relatively well compared to its first time.
** Also Swellow perching on the bridge that the Absol was trying to warn the nearby town about, [[TheLastStraw which promptly collapses out from under her]].
* The group's SnowballFight. Culminating in Raikou's Bulldozer avalanche.
** And then it all ending when Lucario's Flying Dragon Uppercut drops several tons of snow on everyone.
** The uppercut was intended to send Pikachu flying so he could take a good look around (as he's sick of Lucario [[FastballSpecial Flinging him around]]), but when he sees what he's looking for right at takeoff, he aborts by [[EarAche grabbing Lucario's ear]].
--->'''Lucario''': (whining) Ow! What was that for?
--->'''Pikachu''': Did you just whine?
--->'''Lucario''': [[BlatantLies No, I didn't]].
* Ash's Glalie ''also'' being an ice-themed PungeonMaster.
* Glalie wants to meet up with his old friends. Unfortunately, Ash is currently carrying Mawile, Latios, Raikou, Absol, Dexter, Lucario and Pikachu, only one of which he actually knows.
* The conversation about what constitutes a dragon and what doesn't.
* Max and Jirachi practicing Future Sight, [[NoSell using Cinder as a target]]. [[NewhartPhonecall And she can't even hear what Jirachi's planning to do to her.]]
--->'''Cinder''': I can only hear half of this conversation. But I'm pretty sure you're talking about repeatedly trying to [[StuffBlowingUp blow me up]].
* [[GenreSavvy Pikachu]] trying to [[DefiedTrope deny]] Glalie giving one of his [[{{Pun}} ice-themed puns]]... only to give the {{Punchline}} himself.
-->'''Glalie''': And that means I can put the whole gym-
-->'''Pikachu''': Don't. Just... stop there.
-->'''Glalie''': But I was going to-
-->'''Pikachu''': No!
-->'''Glalie''': It'd be-
-->'''Pikachu''': No! [[RapidFireNo No, no, no,]] you are ''not'' going to say you'd put the gym on ice!
--> ''({{Beat}})''
-->'''Pikachu''': I said it, didn't I?
* Brock and May discussing how volcanic activity formed much of Hoenn.
--> Brock: Well, Hoenn has a lot of volcanoes...Mt. Chimney and Mt. Pyre are the two most famous but most of it's actually ''made'' of volcanoes...usually old ones. [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun You remember the one which we saw Groundon and Kyorge fight on, right?]]
--> May: I don't think this is making me feel better.
--> Brock: [[CrazyPrepared Remember, we have Dragon Types able to get us out of trouble]] if something ''does'' go wrong. [[TemptingFate I actually feel more comfortable about it than last time.]]
--> May: [[GenreSavvy And what about the chances that]] [[WeirdnessMagnet Ash somehow awakens a dozen Heatran?]]
--> Brock: I feel ''[[VerbalBackspace as]]'' comfortable as last time...
* The following OverlyPrePreparedGag:
--> ''(Juan throws out Dive Ball which has contest seals on it)''
--> '''Juan''': Whoops, I seem to have forgotten to remove the seals.
--> (Dive Ball releases a Sealeo)
--> '''Juan''': See? I forgot to remove the seals.
--> ''(Mass LamePunReaction)''
** And Sealeo's Wile E. Coyote-esque statement right before he gets KO'd:
---> '''Sealeo''': [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Sometimes I hate my job.]]
* When Ash mentions the B-Button League filled with [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass hyper-trained Magikarp and Feebas]]:
-->'''Pikachu''': [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Didn't you say we'd never mention that?]]
* The {{Non Sequitur}}s that Glalie utters after [[FanNickname Hyperkarp]] goes to town on him.
* Contrary to everyone's expectations of Ash's SelfImposedChallenge [[FailureIstheOnlyOption failing at the last minute,]] [[SubvertedTrope Ash and Wallace's final Gym Battle doesn't bring the Sootopolis Gym down around their ears!]] After Ash and Co. have left, [[TemptingFate Wallace and Juan are relieved that their gym is still in one piece]]... [[DoubleSubverted only for a sudden crash to reveal that a gym wall had just come down]], [[RunningGag due to all of the gym's Wailmer evolving at once and breaking their tank.]]
--> '''Wallace''': [[RunningGag ...somehow I can't help but think that this is Ash Ketchum's fault... But I can't prove it...]]
* The imagery of Cosplaychu taking out a thief while dressed as [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X]]... and then beating up the thief's Liepard with the ''[[ImprobableWeaponUser wheelchair.]]''
* The celebrity that he is, Mewtwo has a postbox. As well as an inbox, drop box and office.
* After Ash and Pikachu's heart-to-heart, [[MoodWhiplash the conversation turns back]] to Pikachu promising to [[DopeSlap dope]]-[[HarmlessElectrocution zap]] Ash more often, and Ash mock-threatening to get out the [[CallBack rubber gloves.]]
* The Mirage Island visit:
** Just reaching the island is a chore and a half, given that it's surrounded by whirlpools. However, the chore isn't the whirlpools themselves, it's that Ash and Co. discuss so many plausible solutions to get through the whirlpools[[note]]Using Beautifly to map a path through them; freezing them and then having Blaziken speed-tow them to shore; flying; using the move Whirlpool; having Gardevoir lift the boat[[/note]] [[ParalysisByAnalysis that before they know it]], they are ''in'' one.
*** Of particular note is May's suggestion of Blaziken's frozen-sea tow, and Max's opinion of it:
----> '''Max''': I think we should stick to plans that don't involve... ''(takes a moment to count)''... Broken ice, high speed, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs high speed on broken ice]], falling into a whirlpool, and trying to have a Fire-type not break or melt ice.
*** And then Ash asks why it's a bad idea. He's just joking.
*** [[OhCrap When they find themselves caught in the vortex]], Brock shouts for ''someone'' to use Whirlpool. Latios, Ludicolo, Delta, Totodile and Marshtomp all oblige in one panicked mess.
*** In particular, Marshtomp's use of whirlpool: [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer punch the ocean]].
*** And after everything calms down, we have this gem from Beautifly:
----> '''Beautifly''': Sorry, May, all the whirlpools disappeared. I couldn't find a path through them... can you put them back so I can try again?
----> '''May''': No!
----> '''Beautifly''': Fine, be that way.
** The visit itself:
*** [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Skitty playing knock-down-stand-up with a crowd of Wynaut]].
*** The ditziness of the Wynaut and Wobbuffet in general.
*** Wynaut and Wobbuffet collecting Liechi Berries for May in exchange for teaching them to [[PlayingTennisWithTheBoss play tennis using Shadow Ball and Mirror Coat]]. Given Mirror Coat returns double the move used against it, Ash and Co. are suitably panicked.
* The island of Donphan:
** Donphan asks why Ash never told him about this island. Ash forgot, Pikachu pleads the fifth ([[LampshadeHanging which Donphan states is the wrong country]]), and Glalie just didn't feel like telling him.
** Courting the Shiny female Donphan involves her rating the courting displays from 1 to 10. When Donphan uses Pidgeot for a flaming flyover and dropping him to perform a Rollout-landing. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight This only rates an 8.]]
*** And Meganium is not impressed at the friction burns that Donphan collects from it.
----> '''Meganium''': And when, exactly, did you decide this was a good idea?
----> '''Donphan''': A while ago. Why?
----> '''Meganium''': Second question. When did you decide it was a ''bad'' idea?
----> '''Donphan''': [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime ...about half a second after the first bounce...]]
** Also, one Donphan does the simple solution to [[PoorCommunicationKills just ask her what she likes]]. When she says ice-skating, Glaceon helps with the ice.
* Jirachi "flying" on Delta's back.
* The Pacifidlog's Nurse Joy sitting in StunnedSilence when she looks at Ash's trainer card to find out how many Legendaries he has.
* Roland suggesting that his father disappeared catching a meteorite.
* [[BorrowedCatchphrase Nurse Joy borrowing Mr. Sukizo's usual "remarkable" during May and Drew's contest battle]], and Mr. Sukizo looking confused afterwards.
* May wondering how a 7-year-old Max could carry a 105 kg Munchlax on his back.
* N reading Mewtwo's book, while his Zorua is in the shape of one.
* Gary's Mega Sableye using [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks Captain America]] [[ShieldBash tactics]] with his gem-shield.
* Furfrou talking fashion with Alakazam, who doesn't quite understand why it changes so much or so often. Then when Furfrou offers to style his mustache, [[NobodyTouchesTheHair Alakazam is suitably horrified]].
* Munchlax's introduction:
** In order to lure him out, May tries to make his favorite Pokéblock, May's Purple Surprise. Unfortunately for her, Munchlax is here and keeps stealing her berries before she can blend them, meaning that her Pokéblocks come out in every color ''except'' purple.
** And Ash suggests that the fact that they're not purple ''is'' the surprise.
** Pikachu asking if he can put ketchup on the ones that taste like chips.
** Roland teleport-stealing the Pokéblocks... and trying to catch one when May throws it.
** Munchlax pulling a JumpScare on Venusaur.
** And even after Munchlax is located and kept away from the cooking, May's last attempt still goes wrong (although it tastes nice)... because Casper sneaked in a few extra berries (including an Enigma Berry that she was saving).
* Ash's evolving Morrison's Beldum mid-Poké-ball-materialization.
** And Mawile stating that she's a satisfied customer of Ash's evolution aura... because it helped her playmates Tyranitar and Goodra.
** She also lampshades how Beldum could have evolved into Metang without a second Beldum.
* Cosplaychu contemplating dyeing [[{{VideoGame/Okami}} Growlie's fur white and applying red makeup.]]
* Arc pranking May and Max into thinking that Ash's NoSenseOfDirection is contagious.
* Drew's Pokémon getting his new Flygon used to his new reality... by telling him that Leafeon's daughter is older than she is.
* May forgetting to take off the thundercloud contest seals when she sends out Glaceon.
* Skitty demonstrating [[RandomEffectSpell Assist]] to Caroline, where she copies Munchlax's Metronome... and uses Aeroblast.
* Casper blabbing that he had coated May's soap bar with nail polish. Skitty is not pleased.
* A look at Gary's Pokémon:
** Furfrou trying to show Umbreon how to drink artisan coffee with ''class'', even though Umbreon does not like artisan coffee.
** Mega Blastoise and Mega Sableye experimenting with the UnstoppableForceVSImmovableObject paradox, and Gary lamenting that all his Pokémon are not normal.
*** Blastoise points out that Gary actually has over 100 normal Pokémon; he just never uses them.
** Alakazam reading advanced theoretical quantum logic while playing the spoons with telekinesis.
** Gary thinking that Arcanine is the OnlySaneMan among his active team... while said Arcanine is practicing {{WallJump}}ing.
* Norman's [[DudeLooksLikeALady Lopuuny]] is back... for Norman to help Mega-Evolve. With how much more feminine-looking Mega Lopunny is, [[BerserkButton he's not really happy about it.]]
** And with how funny Casper finds it, it's understandable for Mega Lopunny to take a swing at him. Casper thinks he's perfectly safe... [[ScissorsCutsRock until he finds out that Mega Lopunny has Scrappy]].
** And then he finds out how much stronger Mega-Evolution makes him. During a spar with Blaziken, Mega Lopunny tries to use the Flying Dragon Uppercut... [[HoistByHisOwnPetard only to send himself flying as well due to how hot-tempered he himself is]].
* When Blaziken is thrown into the air, May flies up on Altaria to catch him. Blaziken, though not ungrateful, reminds her that she could have just returned him... not to mention the fact that his moveset means that he's up that high frequently. May {{Facepalm}}s.
* Pikachu teaching Roland how to fight. And all the FunnyBruceLeeNoises that Roland makes.
** And Pikachu doing all the blocking with his tail.
* Officer Jenny yelling at Iris to get off of the radio antenna.
* [[FightOffTheKryptonite Charizard practicing swimming and fighting underwater]]... so he can challenge the Hidden Village of the Turtle.
* How does a [[CombatPragmatist Corphish]] hit a Swellow in a tree? [[CuttingTheKnot Cut down the tree]].
* [[DanceBattler Totodile]] and Torkoal practicing their dodging... against [[BeamSpam Muk]].
* Casper practicing his ambushes on Cinder... but still ends up getting stepped on.
* Arc trying to sneak up on Forretress... [[WithCatlikeTread while speaking out loud about how sneaky he is]]. [[ActionBomb Forretress's]] response is predictable.
* When it's time to head off to the Grand Festival, [[NoSenseOfDirection Ash tries to figure out where to go.]] ''Everyone'' corrects him.
** And Jessie almost oversleeps.

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[[folder: Hoenn Grand Festival (Chapters 179-???)]]
* Due to his drawing of a fiery maple leaf, Drew jokes about Blaziken being Canadian.
* Dawn is in the audience, and Celebi tries to get Ash to bump into her, but fails due to Ash having NoSenseOfDirection.
* Cubone expressing confusion on how Cosplaychu can learn and forget moves like she does. Meowth points out that she can get temporary powers from her Reality Marble, and then suggests that Cosplaychu has a similar power, causing her to [[{{Beat}} pause]] hilariously.
** Dawn expresses similar confusion that a Pikachu can do what Cosplaychu is doing. Her mother tries to explain that Pokemon can do all sorts of amazing things but is forced to concede when Dawn explains [[ExactWords that she's confused about a ''Pikachu'' doing those things, not Pokemon in general]].
* Jessie getting a dress that is so expensive the other Rockets have to work fast food for the Grand Festival.
* Mawile expressing her approval about how Mega Altaria is so fluffy. Goodra then gets a bit down, and Mawile reassures him that he's still great.
** Mawile still doesn't understand why all the Dragon-types ran away when she hatched, as, according to her, Dragons "are all sorts of cool!"
* Casey keeps changing her mind on which League she's doing that year, so, according to her Riolu, she has 14 badges.
* Lugia contemplating a laser-light appeal, and his mate reminding him of the collateral damage.

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