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* DarkerAndEdgier: * ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'' reads like someone tried to take all of the whimsy out of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and replace it with a Dark Fic reinterpretation, but it's actually an unfinished series of novels by the original anime director Creator/TakeshiShudo. The world of ''Pokémon'' is a CrapsackWorld where [[ImprobableAge ten year olds are legal adults]] with all the taxes and troubles that entails, almost all Gym leaders bribe trainers because four consecutive losses in a row means their licenses are rescinded, and Pallet Town is a desolate, crime-ridden cesspool because there are no jobs and no one ever succeeds at being a Pokémon Trainer. Even the reason behind Ash's DisappearedDad is dark: Delia MarriedTooYoung and became pregnant at [[TeenPregnancy eighteen]]. Her husband ran off one day on a Pokémon journey, just like her own dad did, and never returned. Delia doesn't love him anymore but never divorced him, and she resents Ash to a degree because she misses her youth.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: * ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'' reads like someone tried to take all of the whimsy out of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and replace it with a Dark Fic reinterpretation, but it's actually an unfinished series of novels by the original anime director Creator/TakeshiShudo. The world of ''Pokémon'' is a CrapsackWorld where [[ImprobableAge ten year olds are legal adults]] with all the taxes and troubles that entails, almost all Gym leaders bribe trainers because four consecutive losses in a row means their licenses are rescinded, and Pallet Town is a desolate, crime-ridden cesspool because there are no jobs and no one ever succeeds at being a Pokémon Trainer. Even the reason behind Ash's DisappearedDad is dark: Delia MarriedTooYoung and became pregnant at [[TeenPregnancy eighteen]]. Her husband ran off one day on a Pokémon journey, just like her own dad did, and never returned. Delia doesn't love him anymore but never divorced him, and she resents Ash to a degree because she misses her youth.


* DarkerAndEdgier: As detailed in part under CrapsackWorld, this version of the Pokémon world is a depressing one.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: As detailed in part under CrapsackWorld, this version * ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'' reads like someone tried to take all of the whimsy out of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and replace it with a Dark Fic reinterpretation, but it's actually an unfinished series of novels by the original anime director Creator/TakeshiShudo. The world of ''Pokémon'' is a CrapsackWorld where [[ImprobableAge ten year olds are legal adults]] with all the taxes and troubles that entails, almost all Gym leaders bribe trainers because four consecutive losses in a row means their licenses are rescinded, and Pallet Town is a desolate, crime-ridden cesspool because there are no jobs and no one ever succeeds at being a Pokémon world Trainer. Even the reason behind Ash's DisappearedDad is dark: Delia MarriedTooYoung and became pregnant at [[TeenPregnancy eighteen]]. Her husband ran off one day on a depressing one.Pokémon journey, just like her own dad did, and never returned. Delia doesn't love him anymore but never divorced him, and she resents Ash to a degree because she misses her youth.

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Members of the Jenny family tend not to appreciate their number based FamilyThemeNaming.

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* UncertainDoom: Towards the end of the first book, the narrator outright states that it was impossible to know whether or not Team Rocket survived the Beedrill attack. They do return in the second volume, but are left in another ambiguous situation at the end.

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* UnreliableIllustrator: Some of Sayuri Ichiishi’s illustrations don’t match what’s written. For example, Gary is described as “wearing a frilly shirt with a tuxedo and a cattleya flower pinned to his breast”, however the accompanying illustration depicts him in his usual outfit from the show.


* HilariousInHindsight: There's a passage (at least in the FanTranslation) where a character, implied to be Professor Oak, waxes poetic about what might happen if various inanimate objects turned out to have Pokemon versions of themselves. Many of these examples now are actual Pokemon. The examples given are fighter jets (Latias and Latios), tanks and pistols (tenuously the Octillery line), swords (the Aegislash line), and dolls (Banette).


* HilariousInHindsight: There's a passage (at least in the FanTranslation) where a character, implied to be Professor Oak, waxes poetic about what might happen if various inanimate objects turned out to have Pokemon versions of themselves. Many of these examples now are actual Pokemon. The examples given are fighter jets (Latias and Latios), tanks and pistols (tenuously the Octillery line), swords (the Aegislash line), and dolls/anime characters (the less said about this one, the better).

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* HilariousInHindsight: There's a passage (at least in the FanTranslation) where a character, implied to be Professor Oak, waxes poetic about what might happen if various inanimate objects turned out to have Pokemon versions of themselves. Many of these examples now are actual Pokemon. The examples given are fighter jets (Latias and Latios), tanks and pistols (tenuously the Octillery line), swords (the Aegislash line), and dolls/anime characters (the less said about this one, the better).dolls (Banette).

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* HilariousInHindsight: There's a passage (at least in the FanTranslation) where a character, implied to be Professor Oak, waxes poetic about what might happen if various inanimate objects turned out to have Pokemon versions of themselves. Many of these examples now are actual Pokemon. The examples given are fighter jets (Latias and Latios), tanks and pistols (tenuously the Octillery line), swords (the Aegislash line), and dolls/anime characters (the less said about this one, the better).


* AdaptationDyeJob: Misty's and her sisters having [[HollywoodGenetics wildly different hair colors]] is explained by her siblings wearing wigs. They're all actuality black haired. In the anime, it's just their hair.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Misty's and her sisters having [[HollywoodGenetics wildly different hair colors]] is explained by her siblings wearing wigs. They're all actuality naturally black haired. In the anime, it's just their hair.


* FictionalAgeOfMajority: The LightNovel from Creator/TakeshiShudo takes it further regarding 10-year olds in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' world, both games and anime. Ten year olds who completed elementary school are considered legal adults with all the responsibilities that entails.

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* FictionalAgeOfMajority: The LightNovel from Creator/TakeshiShudo light novels takes it further regarding 10-year olds in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' world, in constrast to both the games and the anime. Ten Here, ten year olds who completed elementary school are considered legal adults with all the responsibilities that entails.

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* FictionalAgeOfMajority: The LightNovel from Creator/TakeshiShudo takes it further regarding 10-year olds in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' world, both games and anime. Ten year olds who completed elementary school are considered legal adults with all the responsibilities that entails.

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* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: Surge is introduced in the following chapter after Ash’s Cerulean Gym match, whereas the anime itself had a seven episode gap between these events.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Bug Catcher in Viridian Forest.

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* GratuitousEnglish: As a foreigner, Surge sprinkles his dialogue with a lot of random English.


** Bill is nowhere to be seen or mentioned. In addition, Brock doesn't use Geodude, nor is he mentioned to catch Zubat.

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** Bill is nowhere to be seen or mentioned. In addition, Brock doesn't use Geodude, nor is he mentioned to catch Zubat.


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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Volume two ends by talking about how Ash and Pikachu have many more encounters ahead.


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* SequelHook: Volume two’s epilogue features Bill, hinting at volume three covering the episode set at his lighthouse.

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