A Pokémon comic series by Duckyworth. It follows the Pokémon of a young man named Callum, and the adventures that they have. However, they have to keep their eyes open for a band of murderous ghost types known as the Buster Ghosts, whose mission is to free their master, Dante the Spiritomb, from his interdimensional prison. Even non-ghost employees of them pose a threat.Callum's team also faces many dangers from other sources, and they must stick together to prevent the uprising of Dante and his Buster Ghosts.Doesn't mean they're all serious. Things tend to get wacky from time to time.The series has a unique art style, and is notable for giving Pokémon human-like societies alongside humans.
Evil Poacher: Ned the Scrafty. Yes, a Pokémon is a poacher...
Femme Fatale: Subverted by Feng-Shui. While she did work for Ned, she was forced into it with a threat to pilfer her soul with a device attuned to it. She doesn't like it one bit, especially after meeting and falling in love with Kindle.
First Kiss: Most of the couples probably had theirs offscreen (though it's ambiguous with Dracula and Lucy's kiss in "Creatures of the Night"). The most certain first kiss onscreen is between Kindle and Feng.
Flat Scare: Regent does this to poor Droplet, who is terrified of his species.
Flat "What.": Splash (who is a Seaking, a FISH Pokémon) says this when told that Callum, Kindle, and Kerny are fishing. Sassy attempts to quell any anger from him by telling him it's 'catch and release' fishing.
Mulch when he meets Bulb... although it was a bit awkward at the time, given their ages, but it worked out when Mulch was fully evolved.
Love Triangle: Droplet the Masquerian and Honey the Vespiqueen fight over Buggins the Butterfree.
Making a Splash: Aqua(Blastoise), Bayou(Swampert), Splash(Seaking), Pingu(Empoleon), Sago(Seismitoad), Bill(Pelipper), and Hydro(Samurott).
Man Behind the Man: While Regent was planning to usurp the throne, it was Calymene who manipulated him into doing so. Honey helped Regent see the truth, and now the Dustox is seeking to be a better Pokémon by being an apprentice to the Royal Vizier.
Man Bites Man: Scratch's teeth are sharp—sharp enough to chew through iron bars! Anybody on the receiving end of a bite from her is in for a world of pain...
Aqua (who's about as old as Bulb), and Bayou (somewhere in the middle age-wise of Callum's Pokémon).
Kindle (Sixth eldest), and Feng-Shui (a few months old in her first appearance; her village was Ned's second assignment, after the events of "The New Generation," and she was a baby Mienfoo at the time).
Official Couple: Of the heroes, we have Zap and Fluffles, Aqua and Bayou, Kindle and Feng, Tyson and Sassy, Birthday and Cerise, Bolt and Dynamique, Psyches and Plumage, Dracula and Lucy, Bulb and Mulch, and Pingu and Sago.
From the baddies, there's Gash and Frostbite, and Calymene and Apparatia.
Hydro is often seen with a piece of straw in his mouth.
Our Vampires Are Different: Dracula the Crobat and Lucy the Swoobat. Instead of turning someone into a vampire with one bite, the transformation involves a ritual, which is shown via flashback in "Creatures of the Night." They suffer from bloodlust from time to time, and when they're angry, it's best to stay out of their way. However, they're among the heroes.
Panicky Expectant Father: Zap, down to the point where he's a little overprotective of his wife Fluffles. He gets better once the little ones are born.
Bill was the only surviving egg of his parents (the others were eaten by Frostbite), and when he hatched, he had already been separated from his mother and in Callum's hands. Luckily, he later got to meet his mother, and he's not an only child anymore!
When he was a Cyndaquil, Kindle was separated from his parents when a landslide struck. Turns out it was the fault of Kindle's father's old friend Balthasar the Alakazam, who was bitter about being replaced in his eyes. Kindle and his parents eventually reunited.
This is the practice of Tyson's pack. Doesn't mean his parents don't love him; it's just a method of making a newborn stronger.
Feng-Shui is the lone survivor of a massacre carried out on her village by Vladimir, Paranorm, Voodoo, and Ned.
Red Herring: In-universe, at first, it was thought that Volc and Flare's neighbor, Brine the Feraligatr and his wife, was responsible for the landslide that made them lose Kindle. However, readers were savvy enough to know that it was NOT Brine, and another clue that it wasn't him was the fact that his son, Torrent, was caught in the landslide as well.
The Resenter: Pyro resents being overshadowed by the younger Pokémon. It's Played for Drama in two cases: the first, in "Fighting Spirits", where he tells an upset Kindle that it's his turn to be overshadowed, causing Kindle to start resent Tyson (temporarily), and the second, in "Like Father, Like Son," he's manipulated by Balthasar into thinking that he's been pushed aside for Kindle to catch up with his father—and Pyro nearly abandons them! Had Feng-Shui not talked him out of it, the team would have been dead.
But, on the funnier side of things, Pyro also resents not having a girlfriend, like some of the other male members; even worse, a few of his teammates are already parents!
Balthasar, who resents being 'pushed into the background and ignored' by younger members of Exploration Team Alpha. He fails to realize that bottling up his emotions and going solitary made the others unaware of his feelings.
The Runaway: Honey. She ran away because she was forbidden to explore the outside world, and being a young Combee, believed that it was just her parents being mean when they were being (admittedly over)protective parents.
Shipper on Deck: In the background of one of the panels of page 8 of "Burning Up For You," you can see Dynamique nudging Scratch, and Plumage making an 'aww' face at Kindle and Feng.
Shock and Awe: Zap(Luxray), Bolt(Manetric), and Dynamique(Raichu).
Sibling Yin-Yang: Zap and Fluffles' kids: The hyperactive, mischievous Shinx Watt, and his much more mild Zigzagoon sisters Zig and Zag.
Kindle and Feng's kids: The tough little tomboy Tinder and her much calmer brother Jian.
Possibly the most extreme example of this trope in the entire series would have to be the sadistic, evil-from-birth Leviathan and the pure-hearted Archangel.
Sole Survivor: Bill's egg was the only one that didn't get smashed by Frostbite and Arkose.
Feng-Shui, the sole survivor of the Mienshao massacre caused by Vladimir, Paranorm, Voodoo, and Ned.
Succession Crisis: While Honey's parents haven't died yet, there was still the dispute of who is the heir of the International Bug Council after Honey ran away. Regent the Dustox had been voted the new heir, and Honey had to work to prove herself the rightful heir. After learning about the behind-the-scenes work of Calymene and kicking him out, Regent relinquishes his right to the throne to Honey, after realizing that she's more worthy for leadership of the Big Council.
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: It's hinted that whoever Frostbite has hired for an accomplice usually ends up dead by the time the deed is done. The only employee to have survived is Arkose the Aerodactyl.
Gash outright stated that he left his brothers in a Zubat-filled cave.