Web Video: Pokémon Apokélypse
Misty: When's it gonna stop?
Ash: When I've caught them all.Pokémon Apokélypse
is a fan film parodying the Pokémon
franchise and a response to the trend of Darker and Edgier
reboots of lighthearted works.
Celadon City hasn't been the same since the Gyms closed down. Pokémon fighting has gone underground, and the sport has gotten a taste for blood. Ash, Misty, and Brock have been forced deep into the city's seedy underbelly to keep training, but the Pokémon aren't the only ones in danger. Now, Ash must choose to either become a master in the grim world of illegal Pokémon fighting, or make a desperate stand to free them all from the criminal grip of Rocket Industries.
It can be seen here.
An earlier draft can be seen here,
and a blooper reel is here.
It even has an article
on That Other Wiki
This video contains examples of:
- Action Bomb: A Voltorb is used to blow up a car.
- Adaptational Badass: Everyone, especially Team Rocket.
- Bald of Evil: Giovanni.
- Briefcase Full of Money: Giovanni uses this to tempt Ash into taking a fall.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Brock is tied up, beaten, and tortured with a Magnemite.
- Darker and Edgier: Parodied; this is the point of the film.
- Electric Torture: This is inflicted on Brock with a Magnemite.
- Every Man Has His Price: Team Rocket has basically overrun Kanto society with this trope. But even in this messed up universe, Ash still has standards.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: After Ash walks out on fighting, Team Rocket kills Professor Oak.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Giovanni threatens Ash's loved ones, which is what gets him to throw the fight.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Mewtwo forces an Officer Jenny to put her gun to her own head.
- Psycho Electro: The Rocket torturer tortures Brock with a Magnemite's electricity.
- Real Trailer, Fake Movie
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Ash stops fighting to protect his Pikachu. Team Rocket is not pleased.
- Skyward Scream: Ash does this when Professor Oak is killed.
- Throwing the Fight: Giovanni makes Ash do this.
- Uncanny Valley: Invoked with the Pokemon. Even ones like Jigglypuff, Meowth, and Pikachu look terrifying.