This is a fic based on the users of Bulbagarden. It portrays Bulbagarden as a quaint little town, which as everyone knows is a good backdrop for any story. Enjoy.
Imagine a world where, until recently, Pokémon battling was a banned activity in many regions, and where several Pokemon species are banned or restricted to own. It's a world much like our own, in fact... but with Pokemon thrown in.This is the world of Bulbagarden!, a fanfic by Jabberwocky, which satirizes the Pokémon fandom, Bulbagarden Forums in particular. The characters are almost all Expies of various Bulbagarden users. The story is divided into "seasons." So far, two seasons have been completed, and a third is ongoing. Five seasons are planned.Jabber Wocki is an Ordinary High School Student living in a town called Bulbagarden, somewhere in south Kanto. He attends Bulbagarden High School alongside his friends Dan See Emm, Tyler Winchester, Aaron Ryuu, and many more. The mayor of the town is named Archaic, and he is helped in his leadership of the town by his council of Admins.
The plot of season one: A new girl named Alison Sanford moves to Bulbagarden. She and Jabber hit it off immediately, and start dating. On the night of the high school's Homecoming dance (concurrent with the nebulously-described "Bulbasaur Festival"), the town is invaded by an army of militants led by one Joe Serebii, who has mysterious connections to the town's past and to Archaic himself.
The plot of season two: The Pokemon Prince becomes the mayor of Bulbagarden, having apparently kidnapped Alison at the end of season one, and immediately begins ruling the town with an iron fist. Jabber and company flee the town, but Feli is left behind to form a resistance movement. After a year, the United Nations sanctions Jabber's group to return to Bulbagarden, in order to begin the battle to liberate it. After joining up with feli's resistance, the war begins, but as the final battle commences, the Prince reveals himself to be a corrupted version of Jabber from another universe, Alison is freed, and all hell breaks loose.
The plot of season three: Season three is a bit of a Breather Arc after the drama-heavy Pokemon Prince storyline, and features the core cast in a tour around the world, hunting for legendary Pokemon. While in the Isshu region, the gang was accompanied by Burgh Entemo, the Gym Leader of Castelia City. Season three also features the return of the Pokemon Prince, though he doesn't stick around for long: he's ultimately killed by Jabber. Season three also features the decriminalization of sport Pokemon battling. The ramifications of this have yet to be seen.
You may read the story here.Also, it has a character page. Please put all tropes that apply to characters there, not here.And always remember: It's satire. Damn good satire (to quote Ryuutakeshi), and you really shouldn't take it seriously.
This work contains examples of:
Adults Are Useless: Zigzagging. Saturn is not useless, that's a given, but where are the teachers and professors at the Homecoming Dance, anyways?
They were taken out first.
Aerith and Bob: Jabber Wocki, Dan See Emm, and Alison Sanford... Really?
Christmas Episode: The first Christmas special was guest written by Tyler's inspiration, Hide in Plain Sight. Additionally, a mid-quel chapter between Season 1 and Season 2 was written by Ryuutakeshi and is set during the special. There will be one each season (even if it isn't actually Christmastime when the special rolls around). The second is being written by frequent Bulbagarden! guest writer Ryuutakeshi.
Fridge Brilliance: Chapter five's title is "The Homecoming Invasion." This is appropriate for two reasons: 1) It's the night of Bulbagarden High's Homecoming dance on which Serebii's forces invade, and 2) Serebii used to live in Bulbagarden. By invading it, he's "coming home."
Take That: Aaron gets to make one against M. Night Shyamalan. Apparently Ryuutakeshi still hasn't forgiven him for the The Last Airbender...
Tempting Fate: Tsutomu really got what he deserved for walking into a room full of powerful Pokemon and two guys who know how to use them.
The Cameo: As of now, a lot of the Bulbagarden members who wanted to be featured (and those who didn't) have only gotten small cameos. In the case of Cypher, his is practically unrecognizable unless you read his blog.
The Man Behind the Man: Max to Serebii. And potentially, for season two, the Pokemon Prince may be this for one of the first season's villains.
The Movie: The author jokingly made up a plot for one. it's actually going to be season two's plot.