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An incredibly long, yet unfinished Pokemon fanfiction by CrazyNutBob on deviantArt.It follows a Cyndaquil, whose life starts out roughly, leaving her an angry and confused mess. When adopted and named "Cindy" by a naďve and quirky girl, chaos begins to follow them, as well as any other travelling partners they pick up (said travelling partners being related to the trainer).Their band deals with an evil organization—not Team Rocket—weird moments, forgotten memories, an unexpected revelation, and a demon Pokemon that has its eyes set on destruction of the human race and Pokemon enslavement (worse than any human's)!They're going to need all the help they can get.Rule of Cool and Rule of Funny often apply, although it's no stranger to Rule of Drama.On deviantART, the chapters are organized into separate segments, identified by the preview image. In order:
Adventures Through Johto/A Journey Builds Character: (9 - 27) The segment where Cindy becomes Alyssa's Pokémon and travels with her, the two learning how to get along. Along the way, Chelsea (Alyssa's cousin) and Cinnamon (a Fakemon named Kittiember) join them. She also befriends Ash's Cyndaquil (assumed to be male).
A Growing Circle: (28 - 43) The segment where Allison (Alyssa's sister) joins the group after starting with Hailey (Fakemon named Whirlpup), and afterwards, Celebi comes along, and then Alexis (Alyssa's other sister) and Trina (Phanpy). Also introduces Team Vortex and the Malonix.
Evolution Adjustment: (44 - 60) The segment where Cindy, much to her disgust, ends up evolving into Quilava, and has to learn to deal with it... while she goes on a really weird date... With Ash's Quilava. It introduces Charlie (Charmander) in the closing chapters.
Brother and Sister: (61 - 71) The segment which introduces Quinn, Cindy's precocious younger half-brother, in which Cindy tries to adjust to her sudden older sister role, and learning the mystery of what happened to her mother.
Firestorm: (72 - 81) Segment where Cindy learns a new attack and utilizes it, although it has its drawbacks...
Lost In Brainwash: (82 - 88) Segment where a Quirky Miniboss Squad from Team Vortex decides to utilize specific mind control on Cindy and Cinnamon.
Prison: (89 - 105) Segment where Cindy is kidnapped by Team Vortex, and makes friends with a fellow 'prisoner' at their base. The fellow prisoner turns out to be her mother. This is also the segment where she evolves into Typhlosion.
A Strange Thing: (106 - 113) Segment where Cindy settles down with a fully evolved version of Ash's Cyndaquil/Quilava (affectionately referred to as 'Ty' by the other Pokémon). Alyssa decides to stay in Pallet Town and make it her home, with Chelsea as her neighbor, while Allison and Alexis continue their journey.
Parenthood: (114 - 126) Segment where Cindy and Ty's offspring, known as the Quiltuplets, are born. The new parents try to keep the four boys (Joey, Willie, Blaze, Copper) and one girl (Amber), under control.
Demon Infection: (127 - 136) Ty gets bitten by a Malonix, and the virus it leaves inside him drive him to become a murderous psychopath.
There's Something More: (137 - 140) Kickoff of a romance between Quinn and Jamie (Fakemon named Smodent). Last chapter introduces Enfante Terrible Sombra (another Cyndaquil... oh bother).
Innocence Of Childhood: (141 - 154) Series of oneshot breather episodes. Also, the Quiltuplets are given to trainers, and there's a weird play at the end.
Night Of the Red Moon: (155 - 163) Ty's Malonix virus reactivates, and it's up to Allison, Alexis, Shawn, Ash, and their Pokémon to stop him from destroying a city.
Reaching New Heights: (164 - 170) Charlie, now a Charizard, has trouble learning to fly and is forced to turn to a mean Dragonite named Diana for help. It kickstarts a friendship that later blooms into a romance. Also, Quinn and Jamie have a son named Mantle, a Cyndaquil-colored Coalgnaw.
Sombra: (171 - 187) Sombra arrives in Pallet Town just as the Quiltuplets (having evolved into Quilavas) return for a visit. Celebi forces a friendship between Amber and Sombra, who has everyone suspicious about him and his strange colored fur and flames, except for Mantle, and the Quiltuplets' twin siblings, Pelee and Dynamite. Team Vortex later reveals to have returned, and they want revenge.
Thunderuption: (188 - 194) Joey learns of a new sport and yearns to try it out. He ends up meeting Emma (a Fakemon named Electriroo), and the two become bitterly opposed to each other.
Dirty Secrets: (195 - 205) Team Vortex, in order to hasten their Ultimate Revenge, conduct an experiment to see if Blue Fire Frenzy is connected to the torches required to activate it. Their test subject? Blaze, who is the only one of the Quiltuplets who hasn't done it.
Bittersweet Days: (206 - 220) Cindy's third pregnancy starts turning her into a feral monster, thanks to Ty's Malonix Virus regenerating his reproductive organs after he was fixed (!!), which made the infection more potent (though not as strong as a direct bite). The pregnancy nearly kills Cindy, and she bears the twins Keegan and Smoky, the latter being blind.
Nerves Of Steel: (221 - ?) Jenna, her grandkids, and their friends are enjoying a Winter Festival. Unfortunately, Team Vortex has plans to hasten to Ultimate Revenge, and this time, their target is Pelee...
Tiny Strength: Unwritten
Blind Warrior: Unwritten
Mind Games: Unwritten
Invasion of the Malonix: Unwritten
Earlier chapters are also being heavily edited for presentation on Fanfiction.net, though the basic storyline will remain intact.Warning: Contains Fakemon. Seriously.
When the Quiltuplets go somewhere without telling them.
When Ty's protecting Copper from the Steelix.
Ty's Malonix infection. To clarify:
In Demon Infection, Cindy fears for the Quiltuplets' safety when they follow her as she searches for him, and when she's attacked by Malo!Ty, she attempts a retreat with all five of them in tow. And then when they are captured again, he attempts to kill the kids, setting off Cindy's Mama Bear mode with her trademark Unstoppable Rage. And then Malo!Ty wins the battle, in front of a crowd, including the injured Quiltuplets. And then Ty manages to snap of his evil mode after his daughter loses it, and then he sees what he has done...
Subsequent events involving Ty's Malonix virus have this fear as part of the reason why Ty is implied to be suffering from Sanity Slippage: His Superpowered Evil Side is growing stronger, and he knows that when it takes over, all his loved ones are dead.
In one chapter, Charlie (a Charizard at that point) was helpless when Minnie and Scales were sitting ducks during a Malonixed Fearow attack. Luckily, the twins had used Double Team to confuse it, and climbed on for a sneak attack. However, Fearow noticed them and started flying upward to try to shake them off from a great height (since they could not fly), using this trope on Charlie twice in succession. The two managed to stop Fearow's flight and Thunderbolt it, and by the time they fell off, Charlie was up to catch them.
And then right after, Diana is helplessly watching with a broken wing as Charlie is punctured In the Back and thrown off to somewhere in the forest, and the twins are being tortured by Fearow. Thank goodness Celebi arrived when she did....
Amazon Brigade: The five main Pokémon: Cindy, Cinnamon, Hailey, Trina, and Celebi.
Ascended Fridge Horror: Chapter 170 reveals that Ty was not the only one bitten by that Malonix, as Diana explains to Charlie that she ran into some infected Pokémon under a red moon, and only survived because she hid.
It goes one step further in Bittersweet Days: Some characters actually fight the Malonixed Pokemon, and they nearly get themselves killed while doing so.
Ash Face: Early in the story, this was Alyssa, usually after ticking off Cindy.
Attempted Rape: Isaac explains that a former teammate, Ivan, had tried to do this to Lindsay, Isaac's wife.
It's implied that a gang's so-called 'activity' was this.
Battle Couple: Cindy and Ty, Quinn and Jamie, and Charlie and Diana.
Big Damn Heroes: Jenna pulls this to save an ill Cindy from the wrath of Anonimo and escape the base they're in.
Alyssa pulls this with her Blastoise and Jolteon when Jenna and Cindy are exhausted and backed into a corner by a Team Vortex grunt trying to re-capture them after their escape.
Both Joey and Cindy pull this in the some chapter; Joey does it to save Amber from Sombra's Superpowered Evil Side, and Cindy does it to save Joey from the same thing.
It happened again in Chapter 183.
Bittersweet Ending: Shattered Spirit: Cindy is away from Anonimo and under the care of better humans, but Cindy's already broken down into a mess, and proceeds to raze New Bark Town. Another bittersweet thing about it is that Cindy finally learns to ignite at will, but the trigger being her anger.
Brother and Sister:Quinn is an official member of the group, the ridiculous relationship of Buzz and Jamie is over, Pancho, Villa, and Dr. Tortilla are in jail... oh, and Cindy and Quinn's mother is still in Team Vortex's possession, with Cindy still wanting to meet her and Quinn missing her.
Sombra:The eponymous character is a good guy! Wait... only Amber, Celebi, Mantle, Pelee, and Dynamite like him. Oh, and Team Vortex has returned and wants revenge.
Dirty Secrets:Blaze has gone into Blue Fire Frenzy, destroyed a city, and is suffering from a Heroic BSOD. Team Vortex's plan succeeded and they're one step closer to the Ultimate Revenge. The upside? His siblings survive the attacks on them, and Blaze and Ivy mend their strained friendship.
Bittersweet Days:New members of the family? Check. Everybody survived? Check. Cinnamon's daughter has a Malonix virus now? Check. Cindy ends up a sickly shell of her former self after a rough pregnancy that nearly killed her? Check. Smoky's blind and sent somewhere else for rehabilitation with his older brother Joey? Check. Ty's Malonix side getting stronger? Check. Dynamite's Malonix side becoming more active? Check.
Blessed with Suck / Cursed with Awesome: Being a Semi-Legendary manages to be both. On the one hand, a Semi-Legendary is more powerful than normal, can communicate mentally with their Legendary father (according to Kidd), and are the only Pokémon (save Benenix) that can combat the Malonix. On the other hand, their Power Rages (such as Blue Fire Frenzy) are incredibly difficult to control, which tend to be very destructive, activated by anger, and doesn't discriminate. Later chapters state that the public's view on Semis have soured, thanks to Anwir Malus' influence. Blaze's Blue Fire Frenzy doesn't help the Semis' case. Cindy has outright stated that she hates being a Semi-Legendary.
Another Blessed with Suck example is a Malonix Virus. The power it gives a Pokémon helps it go toe to toe with a Semi-Legendary, but with a price: said Pokémon turns into a bloodthirstymonster.
Blood from the Mouth: Cindy coughs up blood in one scene, and manages to plead Sammy for help before she collapses.
Blood-Splattered Innocents: Alyssa comes running with a blood-soaked T-Shirt to announce that Cindy had gone Ax-Crazy and started slaughtering innocent Pokémon just for bugging her about her dinner.
Bloodier and Gorier: If the flogging scene in Chapter 6 wasn't your first clue, then perhaps some future scenes such as whenever something Malonix related comes up, especially the field of blood in chapter 212. Luckily, it doesn't happen too often.
"Bittersweet Days" is the bloodiest segment so far!
But I Can't Be Pregnant!: Cindy demands an answer from Ty about how pregnancy #3 happened, because Ty had to be fixed after Pelee and Dynamite were born and thus wasn't supposed to father any more offspring. Since both are faithful, they know he is in fact the father, and find it incredibly bizarre.
Calling the Old Man Out: Granted, Cindy couldn't do it herself, so Alyssa calls Anonimo out for the horrific abuse he heaped upon Cindy when she was just a baby:
Anonimo: Abuser? You think I'm an abuser? Quilava there brought it on herself! Ugh, what a drama queen.
Alyssa: That's quite an ego. And the Quilava's name is Cindy.
Anonimo: (laughs) Cindy? Cindy? Wow, girls come up with some of the most ridiculous nicknames! That's a little obvious, considering that she started out as a pathetic little Cyndaquil.
Alyssa: And she stayed pathetic under your command thanks to your "punishments."
Anonimo: Hey, I punished her because she was not only a terrible battler and a slacker, but a thief and a troublemaker!
Alyssa: Okay, troublemaker I agree with, but the other three, no. She's my strongest Pokémon! And no, she didn't rely on her heritage to help her win battles! In fact, neither of us knew she was a Semi-Legendary until a few years ago.
Anonimo: You don't know what you're talking about! I'm a better trainer than you'll ever be, Melissa!
Alyssa: It's Alyssa. And why don't you prove it by battling me?
And then, she sums it up nicely with:
Alyssa: He (Shawn) is disappointed by what you're doing, Anonimo. Jenna here is disappointed! And I'm sure your older sister will be disappointed.
Anonimo: You don't know how my sister will react.
Alyssa: I've been told all about Kim, and she sounds like the type of person who would be against your actions.
Cinnamon is characterized as a Genki Girl, while Hailey is a Deadpan Snarker. Basically, the opposite of their species stereotype. However, Hailey does have the playfulness and loyalty associated with dogs, and Cinnamon despises water (though it can be attributed to type; Cindy [a Cyndaquil] despises water as well), and tends to be a little curious. They didn't get along at first. Hailey will bite, Cinnamon will scratch; basically, they subvert the personalities for the most part, but still keep the behavioral cues of their species.
Cerebus Syndrome: After the few chapters in the beginning pertaining to Anonimo and his abuse of Cindy, the story was pretty lighthearted, and stayed so with the introduction of Alyssa, Chelsea, and Cinnamon, who are all just children. However, once Anonimo was brought back into the picture, things took a turn for the darker, even when Allison, Hailey, Celebi, Alexis, and Trina joined the group. And then the Malonix showed up, and things kept getting darker as the girls grew older...
Barbara and Mist: Guys, there's a blue light over there!
Celebi: Blue light?!
Cinnamon: Blue light?!
Trina: *gasp* Is it an alien?
Cinnamon: No, Trina, it's Cindy! Something terrible must have happened to make her extremely upset!
Trina: So Cindy's an alien?!
Coming-of-Age Story: The first 100+ chapters (From the prologue of Shattered Spirit to the end of Prison) are basically this for both Cindy and Alyssa. It's especially noticeable that the two grow up together (Alyssa's child to Cindy's Cyndaquil, teenager to Quilava, adult to Typhlosion).
Later chapters have this as a subplot for Cindy's offspring and their friends. Most of them end up growing up in the same manner as above.
Cooldown Hug: Works on Cindy when she goes Blue Fire Frenzy.
While we're talking about Cindy's Curb Stomps, it would be wise to keep her from getting too angry, otherwise you'll face a storm of blue flames with an Ax-Crazy Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion wielding them and ready to kill you. That was how Sammy lost (and would have been killed had Alyssa not intervened), and so did many other Pokémon unfortunate enough to face her in that state.
Blue Fire Frenzy is a Curb Stomping machine. Not only has Cindy mowed down opponents with it, but so have her kids (with Amber and Blaze doing it onscreen, and Copper described as doing such by his father).
Sammy won a hilarious one when he blasts a Fryger (Fakemon) with Hydro Pump. Alyssa's yawn before she commanded the attack suggests that she saw it coming.
Darker and Edgier: The story is set in the Pokémon anime world, if the appearance of Ash and his Pokémon are any indication. However, Alyssa and Cindy's adventures tend to be a bit more frightening, and a bit more mature. In fact, the fic's Cerebus Syndrome could be attributed to the characters growing older and the demon Fakemon Malonix, which is responsible (directly or indirectly) for the deaths of many people and Pokémon.
Date Peepers: Unlike most examples, Cinnamon, Trina, Celebi, Ash's Bayleef, and Ash's Totodile spied on Cindy and Ash's Quilava just to make sure the date goes smoothly. They jump in when things go wrong, and Quilava is actually grateful for it!
Deadly Nosebleed: Almost invoked on Hailey. An Ax-Crazy Cindy threatened to squeeze all of Hailey's blood through her nose. Good thing Sammy was there to stop it.
Disney Death: Jenna, Cindy, and Quinn, at different points in the story. Must run in the family.
Disproportionate Retribution: Anonimo punishes Cindy for losing a battle by tying her to a tree and starving her. Oh, and when she pushed him (even if it was to save his life)? Well, that's the story of how Cindy got her scar...
He even tried to shoot Alyssa for standing up to him.
His wife, Asesina believes that Cindy killed Anonimo in a fit of rage "over a stupid scar." In reality, Alyssa had stopped Cindy from killing him, though that did nothing to stop Anonimo's attempts to murder the former. When he tried dragging Alyssa off of a cliff into the ocean, Cindy retaliated by pushing him off and making him let go of her trainer with a single flamethrower, thus dooming him as a Gyarados' meal. Cindy was only being protective of her trainer, and was completely unconcerned with her scar while she committed the act!
In Bittersweet Days, a Malo-Infected Cindy begins to gruesomely tear up and eat wild Pokémon because they kept bugging her about what she was having for dinner. Needless to say, it was offscreen, save for the end bit with the pile of bones and the blood-soaked grass.
Fictional Sport: No, we're not talking Pokémon battles, that was obvious from the start. However, another sport had been invented just for the story: Tripyra. Basically, in teams of three, Pokémon fight on a four-level pyramid (with a fifth level just for the referees), each in their own zone, while receiving commands from their trainers through headpieces that both wear. Pokémon can only climb levels at certain intervals (marked by a trick wire on the edge of each level changing colors), while attacking their opponent (which may or may not be on the same level depending on if they climbed at the right moment), in spurts of their attacks. The Pokémon on the highest level when time's up wins the round for their team. A different Pokémon has to be used each round, and the three Pokémon have to be different types from each other.
Finger Licking Evil: In the "Bittersweet Days" segment, Cindy licks blood off her claws every time she claws someone in a sexually-transmitted-MaloVirus-related rage. It's undeniably creepy each time it happens.
Five-Man Band: Out of the main five Pokémon (this is a little confusing):
And just what were Cindy and Ty doing when they were snowed in that cave?Here's a hint: Cindy ends up pregnant.
Jamie's tail wraps around Quinn... and Jamie smacks it, telling it to stop.
Same thing happens with Mantle later on.
Joey learns where babies come from the hard way...
Poor Amber. Having to explain the birds and the bees to Sombra, who by all accounts, is the Pokémon equivalent of a teenager!
And then there's this exchange:
Dino: They (snowball fights) are described with the "F" word!
Sombra: Kid, Amber says that kind of language is inappropriate.
Dino: (in tears) You mean I'm not allowed to say "fun" or "fantastic" anymore?
Amber: He thought you meant a different word, Dino.
And then, the story of Ivan, who had been cheating on his wife, and tried to rape Lindsay!
There's also the repeatedly mentioned "activity" that the gang pokemon wanted to get up to with Cindy.....
Lest we forget Team Vortex's scheme for the tenth "torchbearer" (who has to be a descendant of Cindy) to be born. And since it's believed that Cindy's unable to bear anymore offspring, they're planning on one of her daughters providing "number ten". Let the implications sink in.
It's All My Fault: Cindy blames herself for attracting the attention of Anonimo and Team Vortex and continuously putting her friends in danger. She even considers running away at one point.
Ty blames himself for every Malonix-related mishap, because he not only was he bitten, but he also killed the Malonix that bit him, sealing its virus inside him until who-knows-when. It's especially prevalent when a pregnant Cindy grows more bloodthirsty and aggressive due to a Malo-STI, which is also implied to be killing her from the inside.
Ivy, who blames herself for Blaze going BFF and attacking a city.
Copper, who blames himself for Nutmeg receiving a Malonix virus. Willie tries to alleviate it by sharing the blame.
Jerkass: Buzz the Pachirisu. He has a massive ego, treated Jamie like a trophy girlfriend and throws insults at just about EVERYONE! Cindy would have torn him up if she wasn't held back.
Kick the Dog: In Anonimo's case, we have Kick the Cyndaquil and various other activities.
Luke, You Are My Father: While a captive of Anonimo, Cindy figures out that Jenna's her mother before Jen realizes it herself. Cindy ends up calling her "Mom" when she's about to be put in vigorous training while ill.
Major Injury Underreaction: Alyssa seems to handle being burnt just fine early in the story. Despite Cindy being a Semi-Legendary and thus more powerful than others of her kind...
Horrifying example later on: Jamie smacks a Malonixed Ty with her tail hard enough to snap his neck. He merely pops it back into place and continues fighting the ensemble (of his allies, no less) against him.
My God, What Have I Done?: Cindy, nearly every time she goes Blue Fire Frenzy or loses her temper in a manner that harms. The worst has to be when under the influence of a sexually-transmitted Malonix virus, she brutally slaughters innocent wild Pokémon.
Ty as well, after falling under the control of the Malonix virus and nearly killing Cindy. He also gets one after killing the Malonix that bit him, which is Harsher in Hindsight when he learns that it doesn't cure him; it just makes the virus dormant until activated by a red moon.
Blaze after his BFF.
Sombra after letting his Superpowered Evil Side manifest in front of Amber and nearly kill her (as well as Joey).
Myth Arc: Cindy overcoming her Dark and Troubled Past, learning to make friends, and struggling with the blessings and curses that come with being a Semi-Legendary. Not to mention fighting off Team Vortex and finding a way to stop the Malonix from overtaking various characters.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Alyssa and Trina are at fault for releasing the first Malonix from an other-dimensional prison, and now, because of them, portals will open at random, in random places, and at any time. Had they not been so negligent, Ty wouldn't have been bitten.
Copper kills a Malonixed Electabuzz. What happens next is the virus (manifested as an evil spirit), tries to transfer into him. It doesn't; his Love Interest Nutmeg pushes him out of the way and takes the virus.
And the arguments she gives are pretty shallow, so, he has a point...
Oh, Crap: Pretty much anyone who's ever seen Blue Fire Frenzy.
How about a fight with blue and purple flames? This is the girls' reaction to that event.
Sombra, considering he's burned multiple cities to the ground...
OOC Is Serious Business: Normal Ty, a Nice Guy who is not much for small talk outside his family; if he's mean, you know something's wrong. One of the symptoms of the Malonix bite.
Usually in a group battle, Trina is usually an advocate of no mercy, especially if it's a Malonixed Pokémon. However, the one time she was begging for a Pokémon to be spared was when Copper was about to kill a Malonixed Electabuzz; Trina knew that when a Malonixed Pokémon was killed, the virus just transfers itself into a new host. Unfortunately, she wasn't listened to, probably because those around her thought she was talking nonsense like she always does.
Pokémon of Mass Destruction: Semi-Legendaries. Think about it; they're the product of a Legendary (father) and a normal Pokémon (mother) mating. They get momma's looks, and daddy's extremely powerful potential...
Getting into specifics, barring the Legendaries and Semi-Legendaries, we have Sombra.
Power Incontinence: Semi- and Quarter-Legendaries have difficulty controlling their Power Rages (the one always shown is Blue Fire Frenzy). Cindy, who had lapsed into it over ten times in fits of anger, is still unable to control it.
The Power of Love: A major theme throughout the story: whether it be platonic, familial, or romantic, love has to power to stop Blue Fire Frenzy or defy Malonix instincts, whether they're received by a bite or an experiment.
Purple Is Powerful: Purple fire is pretty dang powerful. With it, Malo!Ty was able to go toe-to-toe against Cindy, who was in Blue Fire Frenzy. And he won!
Purple Eyes: A Malonixed Pokemon's eyes. Also, they're the color of Sombra's eyes.
Rage Breaking Point: Alyssa put up with Cindy's brattiness and frequent Flamethrowers, but she still tried to befriend the Cyndaquil. She snaps once Cindy takes her anger out on a Squirtle who stepped in the way of a Blue Fire Frenzy rampage meant to harm the trainer. Needless to say, Alyssa was downright nasty when she gave Cindy "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: For the first few chapters of Alyssa and Cindy's journey, Cindy treats Alyssa rather terribly, while Alyssa's trying to be nice to her. Then, Cindy loses her temper, goes Blue Fire Frenzy and harms a Pokemon in the way. Cue Alyssa losing her temper.
Alyssa:Cyndaquil, it's bad enough that you attacked me, but you had to go and attack another Pokemon! Just because it decided to defend me? This whole time, I've been trying to be your friend! But what do you do?! You burn me repeatedly, ignore everything I say, and get mad at me for the dumbest reasons! I've been holding in most of my anger this whole time, trying to be nice! And now, you attack me, with your fancy blue flames, and when a Squirtle decides to help me, you turn on him and nearly kill him! What kind of Cyndaquil are you if you get angrier than a....a...... TYPHLOSION?!!! Agh, or maybe even a Gyarados for all I know! If you don't want me as a trainer, fine! I don't want a murderer for a Pokémon anyway! Just don't hurt anyone else in your monstrous fury!
She also had the guts to pull one on Anonimo! The dude didn't take it well...
Alyssa's the queen of this trope. She recently pulled another one on Pelee and Dynamite.
Charlie has given one to Diana, after finally snapping under her Drill Sergeant Nasty routine and rude mannerisms toward everybody.
Amber gives Sombra a really nasty one after his Malonix half took over and injured both her and her brother, Joey.
Replacement Goldfish: Subverted. Dr. Tortilla, as part of his Kick the Dog moment, calls Quinn (who's just barely hanging onto life at that point) Jenna's Replacement Goldfish for Cindy, who Jenna had believed to have died, but is actually standing right there and believing her brother's dead. Dr. Tortilla kicked even harder by saying he was worth less because he wasn't a Semi-Legendary like his sister. Didn't matter whether or not what he said was true; Cindy's still very ticked off that he'd say that about Quinn, and proceeds to go BFF on him.
Scars Are Forever: Apparently, they can resist evolution, as Cindy went through two of them, and yet the scar on her arm didn't fade very much. And oddly enough, her fur doesn't cover it, especially when it's shaggy Typhlosion fur...
Patch, since he can't grow back a lost eye.
Joey and Willie also ended up with scars: Joey on his shoulder, protecting Pokémon from their abusive trainers; and Willie on his back, from Belico the Jigglypuff jumping on him and stabbing him from behind.
Surprise Pregnancy: All of Cindy's pregnancies were surprises, but none moreso than the third, due to the sheer fact that the humans had Ty fixed. Unfortunately, his Malonix virus regenerated his sexual organs, thus allowing him to father more offspring (much to everyone's dismay; the babies inherit a Malonix virus).
Taking the Bullet: After Copper kills a Malonixed Electabuzz, Nutmeg has to shove him out of the way so the spirit virus doesn't get him, thus getting infected herself.
Talking with Signs: Ash's Totodile does this for most of one section. His reason why is just... ridiculous.
Tap on the Head: Played with. Usually the Hard Head trope is played straight, and any brain damage is usually fixed by Celebi. Unfortunately, Joey and Amber didn't have Celebi around to fix their heads when they both received brain injuries. The damage done hasn't been explored very much though, only Joey's eyesight and Amber being a little uptight.
Technicolor Fire: Legendaries and Semi-Legendaries' fire can turn blue, often accompanied by a major power-up. Also, in a more evil example, Malonixed Fire-Types' fire is purple.
Translation Convention: Pokémon speak is, more often than not, translated for the (obviously human) reader. When humans are present, the Pokémon speak is usually rendered in italics. Needless to say, without the Translator Collar mentioned below, the humans cannot understand a word that the Pokémon say.
There are some chapters where it was the human speech rendered in italics!
Translator Collar: Shawn has made these. However, something went wrong, so instead of Pokémon wearing them so that they could converse with humans, the humans have to wear them to converse with Pokémon! Only the four main human girls (Alyssa, Chelsea, Allison, and Alexis) have them as of Chapter 93.
Trouble from the Past: A single character case with Cindy. She thinks that her past with Anonimo is behind her, and had a good three-year run with Alyssa—and then a Team Vortex scientist informs their leader, Anonimo, that the Cyndaquil he formerly owned was a Semi-Legendary. Needless to say, Team Vortex tracks the girls down and begin to cause trouble.
And then later, Team Vortex has been dismantled, and Cindy begins her new life as a Typhlosion. A few years later, a holdout attacks the group, announces that they have an Ultimate Revenge for her, and begins even more trouble for the characters.
Think that Malonix problem was solved in that three-chapter arc? Demon Infection proves this is not the case.
Uh-Oh Eyes: Other than the examples already mentioned, there is one other example. If a character gets angry, and gains blue eyes with red pupils, RUN. It's Blue Fire Frenzy.
Chapter 28, which established the return of Anonimo, and the beginning of the Team Vortex arc.
Chapter 41, which introduced the Malonix.
Chapter 44, Cindy's evolution into Quilava.
Chapter 62, Cindy has a brother.
Chapter 91, Cindy is captured by Team Vortex, thanks to Anonimo blackmailing her with Explosive Blood Serum ready to kill her friends.
Chapter 101, Cindy evolves into Typhlosion.
Chapter 103, Anonimo is killed.
Chapter 112, Alyssa and Chelsea settle in Pallet Town, allowing Cindy and Ty to pursue a romance.
Half of the "Parenthood" Segment, which is Cindy's pregnancy, followed by the birth of the Quiltuplets.
Chapter 127, Ty is bitten by a Malonix.
Chapter 135, Ty kills the Malonix that bit him.
Chapter 140, Birth of Sombra and the beginning of his rampage.
Chapter 150, The Quiltuplets are given to Professor Elm to be Starter Pokémon.
The entirety of "Night of the Red Moon." Ty relapses into his Malonixed state when he looks at a red moon during a battle, is banned from competing in tournaments, and Cindy's trust in him wavers.
Chapter 170, Ty wasn't the only one that was bitten by that Malonix.
The entirety of "Sombra", where the Quiltuplets return, meet new siblings Pelee and Dynamite, and new cousin Mantle, as well as the unwelcome Sombra. Sombra commits a Heel-Face Turn when he makes friends with Amber (thanks to Celebi). Team Vortex in revealed to have returned and want revenge on Cindy and Alyssa for Anonimo's death.
"Dirty Secrets". The torches required to activate the Ultimate Revenge are activated by Blue Fire Frenzy, as their trickery of Blaze into doing it proves.
"Bittersweet Days," Ty's Malonix virus regenerates his sexual organs after he's "fixed", and affects Cindy when they mate, as proven by the shocking behavior that she displays during her third pregnancy. Mantle evolves, and Copper kills a Malonixed Electabuzz, whose virus transfers into Nutmeg. And then, Chelsea's Light Stone is smashed.
Worf Had the Flu: Cindy, who couldn't battle a Malonixed Rhydon because she had just laid two eggs and was suffering from Malo Crystals growing inside her. When she finally gets up and attempts to suffocate it out of anger because he had smashed the Light Stone, and Sammy had to stop her, she ends up coughing up blood and collapsing. Had it not been for the efforts of Sammy, Yue, and Mantle, she would have died.