YMMV / Poké Wars

  • Author's Saving Throw - Readers of the The Subsistence were baffled by Dawn's sudden prowess with guns with most complaining that it was an Ass Pull. Then Cornova wrote The Incipience and did some minor rewriting which better explained Dawn's sudden gain of Improbable Aiming Skills
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: The effects of the war are depicted realistically and there is a fairly obvious War Is Hell message. Unfortunately, few of the reviewers notice this, instead choosing to focus on the elaborate fight scenes.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient - Extreme. Many of the fight scenes are absolutely dazzling.
    • Pikachu's unrestrained fight against AJ's Sandslash is one of the series' most devastating one-on-one confrontations between non-Legendary Pokémon. It's enough to terrify a whole tribe of wild Pikachu into polite diplomacy.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Uxie, he may be an emotionless little monster organizing a genocide For Science!, but seeing him effortlessly create masterful plots and gambits with complete nonchalance, Nerves of Steel, while treating every game changing scientific advancement and atrocity he commits like it was just a normal day of the week really has got to make you admire him. There's a reason why he's the REAL big bad.
  • Nausea Fuel: The authors sometimes get a little too detailed and graphic with the descriptions of what undampened Pokémon attacks do to living beings.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: This fic pulls no punches about how War Is Hell and how starting a war for "righteous" reasons inevitably leads to suffering and death
  • Squick: Well, considering the nature of the story....but a non-violent example is Ash's feelings for Dawn. He's fourteen, but she's ten (taken from the fact that you start your journey at ten and she just started hers)
  • Too Cool to Live: Gengiga.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids? - these pieces of work are very violent and bloody. As is expected of a war story.