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[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/overused-pokemon.304268 OverUsed]] is a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that attempts a more logical and serious world than Pokemon canon. It began on Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom July 3rd 2014 and involves the character of Alex, an experienced trainer who's been through several regions battling Gyms, and has been taking a few years off the professional circuit to rest in Driftveil City. One day, while Alex is at his local pub, he encounters a trainer who has been stomping the local pub-goers, and he decides to battle her. Events conspire to reveal the new trainer, Sammy, as the owner of a Mew, and a hunter of some sort appears to capture it and her. Alex intervenes and takes Sammy under his wing, and they begin traveling and training together while fleeing the hunter.

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''[[http://forums.
spacebattles.com/threads/overused-pokemon.304268 OverUsed]] OverUsed]]'' is a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that attempts a more logical and serious world than Pokemon canon. It began on Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom July 3rd 2014 and involves the character of Alex, an experienced trainer who's been through several regions battling Gyms, and has been taking a few years off the professional circuit to rest in Driftveil City. One day, while Alex is at his local pub, he encounters a trainer who has been stomping the local pub-goers, and he decides to battle her. Events conspire to reveal the new trainer, Sammy, as the owner of a Mew, and a hunter of some sort appears to capture it and her. Alex intervenes and takes Sammy under his wing, and they begin traveling and training together while fleeing the hunter.



* NayTheist: Alex, according to the author. He's well aware of the Legendaries existence, he just believes they're extremely powerful Pokemon rather than deities.

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* NayTheist: Alex, according to the author. He's well aware of the Legendaries Legendaries' existence, he just believes they're extremely powerful Pokemon Pokémon rather than deities.


[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/overused-pokemon.304268 OverUsed]] is a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that attempts a more logical and serious world than Pokemon canon. It began on SpaceBattles July 3rd 2014 and involves the character of Alex, an experienced trainer who's been through several regions battling Gyms, and has been taking a few years off the professional circuit to rest in Driftveil City. One day, while Alex is at his local pub, he encounters a trainer who has been stomping the local pub-goers, and he decides to battle her. Events conspire to reveal the new trainer, Sammy, as the owner of a Mew, and a hunter of some sort appears to capture it and her. Alex intervenes and takes Sammy under his wing, and they begin traveling and training together while fleeing the hunter.

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[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/overused-pokemon.304268 OverUsed]] is a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that attempts a more logical and serious world than Pokemon canon. It began on SpaceBattles Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom July 3rd 2014 and involves the character of Alex, an experienced trainer who's been through several regions battling Gyms, and has been taking a few years off the professional circuit to rest in Driftveil City. One day, while Alex is at his local pub, he encounters a trainer who has been stomping the local pub-goers, and he decides to battle her. Events conspire to reveal the new trainer, Sammy, as the owner of a Mew, and a hunter of some sort appears to capture it and her. Alex intervenes and takes Sammy under his wing, and they begin traveling and training together while fleeing the hunter.


[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/overused-pokemon.304268 OverUsed]] is a [[PokEmon Pokemon]] fanfic that attempts a more logical and serious world than Pokemon canon. It began on SpaceBattles July 3rd 2014 and involves the character of Alex, an experienced trainer who's been through several regions battling Gyms, and has been taking a few years off the professional circuit to rest in Driftveil City. One day, while Alex is at his local pub, he encounters a trainer who has been stomping the local pub-goers, and he decides to battle her. Events conspire to reveal the new trainer, Sammy, as the owner of a Mew, and a hunter of some sort appears to capture it and her. Alex intervenes and takes Sammy under his wing, and they begin traveling and training together while fleeing the hunter.

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[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/overused-pokemon.304268 OverUsed]] is a [[PokEmon Pokemon]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that attempts a more logical and serious world than Pokemon canon. It began on SpaceBattles July 3rd 2014 and involves the character of Alex, an experienced trainer who's been through several regions battling Gyms, and has been taking a few years off the professional circuit to rest in Driftveil City. One day, while Alex is at his local pub, he encounters a trainer who has been stomping the local pub-goers, and he decides to battle her. Events conspire to reveal the new trainer, Sammy, as the owner of a Mew, and a hunter of some sort appears to capture it and her. Alex intervenes and takes Sammy under his wing, and they begin traveling and training together while fleeing the hunter.


** As per the actual [[{{Pokemon}} game]] the fic is based off, Gym Leader's are prone to this on the ElementalRockPaperScissors.

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** As per the actual [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} game]] the fic is based off, Gym Leader's are prone to this on the ElementalRockPaperScissors.


* CrutchCharacter: Versailles and Eclipse for Sammy. It's noted by WordOfGod that, had Sammy's story gone on the 'standard' path, that Sammy would have learned AnAesop about how using her team for more normal battles was okay, but that she needed to use Versailles for the 'big' battles. Instead, she ran into [[BadAss Alex]], and learned that she ''was'' using Versailles as a crutch.

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* CrutchCharacter: Versailles and Eclipse for Sammy. It's noted by WordOfGod that, had Sammy's story gone on the 'standard' path, that Sammy would have learned AnAesop about how using her team for more normal battles was okay, but that she needed to use Versailles for the 'big' battles. Instead, she ran into [[BadAss Alex]], Alex, and learned that she ''was'' using Versailles as a crutch.


* BadAss: Alex's team, being Pokemon trained by a professional, tend towards this.
** Doubly so in the rewrite, where Alex's training skills have been turned UpToEleven at the cost of some of his other battling capability.
** Don's first outing in battle ends in him taking down a Mew. Even with the type advantage, that's impressive.
** [[BadassAdorable Smile]] may count too. This is a Mawile whose response to taking a break was to start training again and express the desire to go beat up some Articuno in the middle of nowhere, after all. The author has also confirmed that she defeated Palmer's [[OlympusMons Regigigas]] one-on-one.
** RetiredBadass: Alex himself, taking a "Sabbatical" from the tournament scene.

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* BadAss: Alex's team, being Pokemon trained by a professional, tend towards this.
** Doubly so in the rewrite, where Alex's training skills have been turned UpToEleven at the cost of some of his other battling capability.
** Don's first outing in battle ends in him taking down a Mew. Even with the type advantage, that's impressive.
**
[[BadassAdorable Smile]] may count too. This is a Mawile whose response to taking a break was to start training again and express the desire to go beat up some Articuno in the middle of nowhere, after all. The author has also confirmed that she defeated Palmer's [[OlympusMons Regigigas]] one-on-one.
** RetiredBadass: Alex himself, taking a "Sabbatical" from the tournament scene.
one-on-one.



* RetiredBadass: Alex himself, taking a "Sabbatical" from the tournament scene.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Sammy, to a surprisingly large extent. WordOfGod explains that Learnset picks up about thirty-thirty five chapters in to a hypothetical cliche-ridden MarySue story focusing on Sammy and Versailles, in the middle of a pretty standard arc where Sammy is upset with Versailles and is trying to avoid using him. If Alex hadn't been around then the story would have gone on in a similarly cliche manner, with Sammy leaving the Kadabra's Spoon with enough money to return to Hoenn, and Versailles fending off the Hunter and all parties involved learning a bland (and rather inaccurate) Aesop about how it's okay for Sammy to rely on him for the stronger foes. Of course, instead [[BadAss Alex]] got involved and the whole story went OffTheRails.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Sammy, to a surprisingly large extent. WordOfGod explains that Learnset picks up about thirty-thirty five chapters in to a hypothetical cliche-ridden MarySue story focusing on Sammy and Versailles, in the middle of a pretty standard arc where Sammy is upset with Versailles and is trying to avoid using him. If Alex hadn't been around then the story would have gone on in a similarly cliche manner, with Sammy leaving the Kadabra's Spoon with enough money to return to Hoenn, and Versailles fending off the Hunter and all parties involved learning a bland (and rather inaccurate) Aesop about how it's okay for Sammy to rely on him for the stronger foes. Of course, instead [[BadAss Alex]] Alex got involved and the whole story went OffTheRails.



* JerkAss: Don, by explicit WordOfGod, is basically the anathema to Sammy's worldview by being an unrepentant jerk but being able to back it up with raw power [[BadAss and then some]].

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* JerkAss: Don, by explicit WordOfGod, is basically the anathema to Sammy's worldview by being an unrepentant jerk but being able to back it up with raw power [[BadAss and then some]].some.


* [[BonusMaterial Omake]]: Some written by commenters. They include the first segment from Sammy's point of view as written by a Badfic author, the first Interlude as seen by humans who aren't [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Sammy]] and an old legend about the Master Ball.
** From Learnset comes an official look at Alex, Don and Smile in the style of a different kind of badfic (The one that Sammy's rival would presumably have as a 'native' fanfiction type) and the reviews for Sammy's story when Alex first enters the show.



** Particularly notable as this is coming from a man who has fought (and ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulu beaten]]'') a Regigigas.

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** Particularly notable as this is coming from a man who has fought (and ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulu ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beaten]]'') a Regigigas.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Smile, in an unusual way; Given that she's essentially Alex's little sister she's likely to end up being a very large part of the fic, but the only appearance she's had so far was in a single interlude in Overused. You wouldn't be able to tell by the way that the readers act though.



* ScheduleSlip: After a more than a year between the gradual death of Overused and the first chapter of Learnset, the second chapter took an additional seven months to come out. Apparently, Flintlock got hooked on Warframe.


* SesquapadelianLoquaciousness: Alex talks like this when stressed or distracted, and to a lesser degree all the time. It's apparently a bad habit he never quite managed to fully break.

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* SesquapadelianLoquaciousness: SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Alex talks like this when stressed or distracted, and to a lesser degree all the time. It's apparently a bad habit he never quite managed to fully break.


* OlympusMons: Legendary Pokemon have a fair spectrum on how much so they are. Alex's thoughts indicate that Mew are very much on the scale of "Very much so", and doubted that they actually existed before meeting Versailles.

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* OlympusMons: Legendary Pokemon have a fair spectrum on how much so 'Legendary' they are. Alex's thoughts indicate that Mew are very much on edging toward the scale side of "Very much so", and doubted that they actually existed before meeting Versailles.Versailles.
** Particularly notable as this is coming from a man who has fought (and ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulu beaten]]'') a Regigigas.


* Jerkass: Don, by explicit WordOfGod, is basically the anathema to Sammy's worldview by being an unrepentant jerk but being able to back it up with raw power [[BadAss and then some]].

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* Jerkass: JerkAss: Don, by explicit WordOfGod, is basically the anathema to Sammy's worldview by being an unrepentant jerk but being able to back it up with raw power [[BadAss and then some]].


** MindRape: Not ''quite'', but [[spoiler: Sammy's ability to afflict Capture Instinct to a much higher degree than any other human, even applying it to other humans. It's most easily seen when she defeats the thug in early chapter 2 and some more of the effects can be seen in 2.7. The author has confirmed that of the people mentioned or seen so far, Eclipse has been affected fourth-worst and Sammy's rival Jack's Scyther (Aka the 'psychotic bug') is second-worst. Curiously, the ability was described as "Pushing a Person to aknowledge suppressed thoughts that they already know to be true on the forefront." by Versailles. In theory, if one goes by the assumption that this limitation is firm, it wouldn't be capable of changing a Person fundamentally and could only make someone repent who is talking himself into thinking that this or that is bad/good.]]

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** * MindRape: Not ''quite'', but [[spoiler: Sammy's ability to afflict Capture Instinct to a much higher degree than any other human, even applying it to other humans. It's most easily seen when she defeats the thug in early chapter 2 and some more of the effects can be seen in 2.7. The author has confirmed that of the people mentioned or seen so far, Eclipse has been affected fourth-worst and Sammy's rival Jack's Scyther (Aka the 'psychotic bug') is second-worst. Curiously, the ability was described as "Pushing a Person to aknowledge suppressed thoughts that they already know to be true on the forefront." by Versailles. In theory, if one goes by the assumption that this limitation is firm, it wouldn't be capable of changing a Person fundamentally and could only make someone repent who is talking himself into thinking that this or that is bad/good.]]


* DangerousForbiddenTechnique / PowerupLetdown: Sammy taught Ember the Combusken Overheat based of watching Flannery perform a training excersise for it without really understanding the reasoning behind it. As a result, all Fire typed moves drain Ember's stamina the same way that Overheat does for only a marginal increase in the effective power of the technique. It's been implied by WordOfGod that this is one of the reasons Sammy and her team are dismissive of doing actual training.

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique / PowerupLetdown: Sammy taught Ember the Combusken Overheat based of watching Flannery perform a training excersise for it without really understanding the reasoning behind it. As a result, all Fire typed moves drain Ember's stamina the same way that Overheat does for only a marginal increase in the effective power of the technique. It's been implied stated by WordOfGod that this is one of the reasons Sammy and her team are dismissive of doing actual training.training, along with the suffering actually undertaking the training put Ember through.


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* Jerkass: Don, by explicit WordOfGod, is basically the anathema to Sammy's worldview by being an unrepentant jerk but being able to back it up with raw power [[BadAss and then some]].


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* ScheduleSlip: After a more than a year between the gradual death of Overused and the first chapter of Learnset, the second chapter took an additional seven months to come out. Apparently, Flintlock got hooked on Warframe.

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* SesquapadelianLoquaciousness: Alex talks like this when stressed or distracted, and to a lesser degree all the time. It's apparently a bad habit he never quite managed to fully break.

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** The resulting corruption allegations (Over Red taking Blue's title in record time, followed by leaving and Lance taking the title of Champion) also caused a shift in attitude towards valuing innate strength over the title you held, leading to the rise of Battle Frontiers and the professional tournament scene over the more traditional leagues.

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