A ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-based {{webcomic}} by [[Webcomic/VGCats Scott Ramsoomair]]. It is ongoing, but updates slowly and irregularly [[note]]Perfectly mirroring VG Cats[[/note]]. The comic is a [[AffectionateParody humorous take]] on the plot of the ([[VideoGameRemake remakes]] of the) [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue first generation]] of ''Pokémon'' games (specifically, being based on the creator's run through his own ''[[VideoGame/PokemonFireRedAndLeafGreen Pokémon Fire Red]]'' game). It can be seen [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=0 here]].

There is a nascent [[Characters/SuperEffective character sheet]]; please place tropes pertaining to characters shown in this work there.
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!!Tropes used in this work:
* AdaptationalVillainy: Pikachu is reimagined into an AxCrazy serial killer.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: The infamous Shorts Boy appears like this, trying to tell Green she's cute. He instead [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=59 spouts his infamous line]], causing his own FacePalm.
* AbsoluteCleavage: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=68 Officer Jenny]].
* BlatantLies: Viridian City's Gym Leader [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=12 is not trying to conquer the world, he's just getting his milk.]]
* BreakingNews: As delivered by [[MemeticMutation Slowpoke]] whenever a famous person dies, utilizing DelayedReaction.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=42 Charmander versus the Zubat swarm.]]
* BrickJoke: On [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=13 page 14]] the old man that shows you how to catch Pokémon falls asleep. [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=18 Five pages later]] he wakes up and finishes what he was saying. [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=68 Fifty pages]] later, there's a story about this old man in the newspaper
** On [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=25 page 26]] the clerk at the Pokémon Mart reveals that repel is [[spoiler: actually his pee.]] A mere 42 pages later on [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=67 page 68]], Red uses this bit of trivia against Blue/Douche, who had coated himself in the stuff.
** The serial killer Pikachu that escaped Prison is caught by Green.
* CannedLaughter: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=7 Ratata was just pretending to be caught!]]
* DelayedReaction: Slowpoke of the "ThisJustIn" segments.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=50 "If we came from Mankeys... THEN WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MANKEYS?!"]]
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Brock thinks it's funny that some Trainers chose a Fire-type starter before coming to his Gym first (Both of Brock's Pokémon are dual-type Rock/Ground, both of which have type advantage over the Fire-type, which in short would make for a humiliating defeat to Red's Charmander). He's utterly humiliated when he finds out Charmander can learn Metal Claw.
* {{Emoticon}}: Nurse Joy's facial expression exhibits traces of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/awesome-face-epic-smiley "Awesome Smiley"]] on [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=38 this page]].
* EnfantTerrible: Green, [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=29 who taunts older men with innuendo]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=37 and mows the tall grass wild Pokémon hide in.]].
** Also, rather than training her Bulbasaur [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=48 she just forces a couple dozen Rare Candies down its throat.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=24 Lampshaded]] and [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=34 Subverted]].
* EyeTake: ''[[EyesAlwaysShut Brock]]'' after [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=34 Red's Charmander defeats his Onix]].
* FacePalm: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=43 Red hurt himself in the confusion.]]
** Shorts Boy [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=59 does this]] after messing up an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to Green.
* FakeDifficulty: Lampshaded. The comic pretty much [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=71 points out]] how cheap it is of the game to have an encounter with Blue ''right'' outside of [[ThatOneLevel Mt. Moon]], meaning that the player's Pokémon are all weakened and unprepared for battle (meaning that they get their asses kicked).
* FearfulSymmetry[=/=]MirrorMatch[=/=]MutualDisadvantage: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=61 The Zubat vs Zubat battle.]]
* FreudWasRight: Invoked in the second [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=32 "Who's that Pokemon?"]] strip.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the first panel of [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=73 strip #74]], the word "penis" is spelled out in Unown writing on the chalkboard.
* HelloInsertNameHere: Parodied with Blue, or as Red named him, [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=1 DOUCHE]].
* HeroicBSOD: Happens to Red when he spots a Pikachu but [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=21 has no pokeballs]].
* InnocentInnuendo: Brock wants to go with Red on his journey and breed.
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=50 This strip]] has the old man believing that the theory of evolution is wrong because Mankeys still exist despite the fact that humans evolved from Mankeys.
* KindaBusyHere: Red's attempt to sneak past a swarm of sleeping Zubats is interrupted by [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=41 a call from his mother]].
* LampshadeHanging: A possible one on [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=67 page 68]], with Blue remarking that it seemed like Red was in Mt. Moon FOREVER. It took Red ''three'' real life years to get through that cave.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=75 "That's not what 'double' means!"]]
* LateToTheRealization: The Slowpoke News will report on subjects that happened over anywhere between half a year and 3 DECADES earlier. Somehow, it's [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=53 2nd installment]] also managed to combine this trope with TooSoon...
* LevelGrinding: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[DiscussedTrope discussed]]. [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=30 After watching him shuffle around the same patch of grass for hours on end,]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=31 two NPC trainers wonder if Red has gone insane.]]
* TheMissingno: Provides the page imag-[=GUFY3W4578GTWUFBIOEUDOFJOE45#%219^&$nnnnnnnnnnn=]
* MythologyGag: *[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} ahem]]* [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=57 "Prepare for trouble."]]
** The [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=54 Clefairy]] Red finds in Mt. Moon appears to be wearing a small Moon Stone, like the one Ash meets in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''.
* NoJustNoReaction: Red's response to Brock's request to tag along on his journey so that they can breed.
** Also-- "''It's my'' '''''PEE'''''..." a revelation of how [[EncounterRepellant Repels]] are made.
* ObliviousMockery: Brock, [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=23 while standing next to Red]], who just happens to have chosen fire:
-->'''Brock''': You know, some people actually come here choosing FIRE as their starter Pokémon. Crazy, huh?
* OnlySaneMan: To some extent, Red is the human character who seems to make the most sense. Prof. Oak is forgetful, his assistant is a pedophile, Green is an EnfantTerrible, the Old Man is a geezer who complains about the term "evolution", Brock is creepy, the Team Rocket grunt tries to enforce his decrees by Pokémon battles, the pokémaniac is all too willing to battle someone who just untied him, and Red's Pokédex can't get over its juvenile sense of humor. About the only characters that have more sanity than Red are those two kids on Page 32 (see LevelGrinding above).
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=4 Blue has a moment here, pointing out how getting kids to do pokemon research is dangerously irresponsible.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Red tries to forcefully capture Clefairy, but it escapes and looks sternly back at him. Can't blame a guy for trying... Clefairy shrugs it off and willingly captures itself afterward.
* RageQuit: What Red does when Blue picks a [[ElementalRockPaperScissors water-type]] moments after getting a [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=2 fire-type]].
* RareCandy: Green dumps an ''ENTIRE'' case into her Bulbasaur.
** GRatedDrug: She calls the Rare Candies drugs.
* SeniorSleepCycle: The Old Man in Viridian City.
* ShoutOut: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=20 This one]] to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', and [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=38 the health-care debate and the Awesome Smiley]].
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=56 It belongs]] [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade in a museum!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=6 Here's one]] alluding to ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', Specifically the second movie. Raptor in the grass? Clever girl.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=51 This one]] references the ongoing ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' versus ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' [[DuelingShows "debate"]][=/=]FandomRivalry, coupled with a TakeThat to the latter series.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=10 And this]] is possibly one to TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey.
* TheSilentBob: Subverted. Red may play this trope straight, but WordOfGod says that the addition of the Pokédex allows the main character to have a voice (even if it is one he very rarely agrees with).
* SilentProtagonist: Red, who never says a word.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Green, to a minor extent. She is the only female main character.
* SoMuchForStealth
* TakeThat: [[spoiler: To ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''.]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=51 Who's That Pokémon?]]
** Also one to [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=38 private healthcare]].
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Subverted. While Blue is busy monologuing about their rivalry, [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=16 Red takes the chance to win the battle]].
* TantrumThrowing: Red snaps when a Zubat keeps making his pokemon confused and chucks a pokeball at it in [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=44 frustration]].
** Leads to an IMeantToDoThat moment when it actually [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=45 captures the Zubat]].
* TitleDrop: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=33 Page 34]] when Charmander gets a CriticalHit on Geodude.
* UngratefulBastard: A mild example with the Super Nerd Red rescued from Team Rocket. He offered Red a fossil...only if Red battles him first. Naturally, Red tied him back up and made on his way. It helps that Red is very much an AudienceSurrogate at this moment, as anyone who has played the games wanted to clock the guy in the jaw.
* UnitConfusion: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=24 This comic.]]
* UnsoundEffect: This comic loves using them. It's ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', after all.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=3 *Wiggle* *Wiggle*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=7 *Laughter* *Applause*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=9 *Shake*]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=45 *Shake*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=22 SOCK!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=30 *Shuffle* *Shuffle* *Shuffle*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=33 *RAPED*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=34 *Rock Blocked*]]. Now that's just pushing it.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=48 BIDOOF!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=49 Dee Doot Doo!]]
*** Although this one is most likely supposed to represent music that plays when a Pokémon evolves.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=54 POOCH!]]
* UrbanLegendOfZelda [[invoked]]: [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=8 A famous one is referenced here.]]
-->'''Scott:''' Down+A, Down+B, Up+b, etc... Personally I only pressed Down+B. In all it did '''nothing'''... [[PlaceboEffect But it felt like it did... To me.]] :(
* VideogameCrueltyPotential[=/=]VideogamePerversityPotential: Running themes with naming. Red [[HelloInsertNameHere names his rival]] "Douche," and his Pokédex tends to suggest perverse or simply childish names for the Pokémon Red captures. So far, his Pidgey is named Butts ("Butts used Gust!"), but he's decided against naming Metapod Penis ("Penis used Harden!").
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