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* DeadFic: The anime is too long to fully abridge, but this abridged series didn't finish the full Kanto arc. It stopped after 25 episodes.



* FollowTheLeader: Dexter refers to Squirtle as "The Trend Slave Pokémon," explaining that Squirtle has to follow trends set by others in order to maintain his unreasonably high level of popularity.

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* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]] Dexter refers to Squirtle as "The Trend Slave Pokémon," explaining that Squirtle has to follow trends set by others in order to maintain his unreasonably high level of popularity.



* TheLoad: Ash's Pidgeotto is so unhelpful, practically all of his dialogue simply lampshades the fact he gets screentime.

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* TheLoad: TheLoad:
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Ash's Pidgeotto is so unhelpful, practically all of his dialogue simply lampshades the fact he gets screentime.



* TakeThat: After Creator/LittleKuriboh produced a ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'' short in which Iruka produced a "Dangerous Box" which "tells you how bad your material is, and produces absolutely nothing of value," Master WGS released a video in which Ash tried to become a comedian by over-killing {{Forced Meme}}s, making an exorbitant amount of {{Shout Out}}s and also some {{Overly Long Gag}}s, and finally turning into a SmallNameBigEgo. Although, Little Kuriboh apparently ''had'' given Master WGS permission to insult him like this.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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After Creator/LittleKuriboh produced a ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'' short in which Iruka produced a "Dangerous Box" which "tells you how bad your material is, and produces absolutely nothing of value," Master WGS released a video in which Ash tried to become a comedian by over-killing {{Forced Meme}}s, making an exorbitant amount of {{Shout Out}}s and also some {{Overly Long Gag}}s, and finally turning into a SmallNameBigEgo. Although, Little Kuriboh apparently ''had'' given Master WGS permission to insult him like this.



* UnexplainedRecovery: Master WGS had Ash killed by Pikachu's Thundershock at the end of the Pilot, in case he wouldn't be able to make any more episodes, and {{handwaved}} his reappearance in the following episode by saying he "narrowly survived."

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* UnexplainedRecovery: UnexplainedRecovery:
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Master WGS had Ash killed by Pikachu's Thundershock at the end of the Pilot, in case he wouldn't be able to make any more episodes, and {{handwaved}} his reappearance in the following episode by saying he "narrowly survived."


One day, a video-maker known as Master WGS saw the avalanche of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Abridged Series on Website/YouTube, and set a personal goal: make one that was '''''actually funny'''''. Several who watched the {{Pilot}} assured Master WGS that he had succeeded, and as a result, his [[http://boxofdanger.com/shows/pokemon-the-abridged-series/ series]] has gone on for over 20 episodes. Most of the humor relies on retelling episodes from the first season with AlternateCharacterInterpretations (eg, Ash Ketchum going from naive to TooDumbToLive), even to the extent where the Pokémon themselves speak English instead of PokemonSpeak. Constant homages to other ''Pokémon'' media, such as the video games, are also made.

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One day, a video-maker known as Master WGS saw the avalanche of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Abridged Series on Website/YouTube, and set a personal goal: make one that was '''''actually funny'''''. Several who watched the {{Pilot}} assured Master WGS that he had succeeded, and as a result, his [[http://boxofdanger.com/shows/pokemon-the-abridged-series/ series]] has gone on for over 20 episodes. Most of the humor relies on retelling episodes from the first season with AlternateCharacterInterpretations {{Invoked|Trope}} AlternativeCharacterInterpretation (eg, Ash Ketchum going from naive to TooDumbToLive), even to the extent where the Pokémon themselves speak English instead of PokemonSpeak. Constant homages to other ''Pokémon'' media, such as the video games, are also made.


** "An Electric type in a Rock Gym? [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros That's as logical as putting a tripping mechanic in a fighting game.]] You just shouldn't do it!"
* TooDumbToLive: Most of Ash's humour revolves around this. A prime example being in Episode 11 when, in a dark cave, he calls out his Charmander (a Pokémon that has a permanent fire on the tip of its tail) and asks it if it has a flashlight.
* TrainingMontage: One plays in episode 13, when Pikachu has to face Raichu for a Thunder Badge. However, Pikachu wasn't really training; Ash was just imagining how epically they could portray the preparation if the montage weren't "such a pain in the ass to edit."

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** "An Electric type in a Rock Gym? [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl That's as logical as putting a tripping mechanic in a fighting game.]] You just shouldn't do it!"
* TooDumbToLive: Most of Ash's humour humor revolves around this. A prime example being in Episode 11 when, in a dark cave, he calls out his Charmander (a Pokémon that has a permanent fire on the tip of its tail) and asks it if it has a flashlight.
* TrainingMontage: One plays in episode 13, 13 when Pikachu has to face Raichu for a Thunder Badge. However, Pikachu wasn't really training; Ash was just imagining how epically they could portray the preparation if the montage weren't "such a pain in the ass to edit."


* {{Filler}}: Episodes 12 and 16 send our heroes to "[[TheTwilightZone The Filler Zone]]"

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* {{Filler}}: Episodes 12 and 16 send our heroes to "[[TheTwilightZone "[[Franchise/TheTwilightZone The Filler Zone]]"


* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Episode 18 played out as an episode of "Pokémon: The Traditional Abridged Series," retelling "The Ghost of Maiden's Peak" with minimal jokes and several of the weirdest scenes cut out. This episode proved [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] as a result.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Episode 18 played out as an episode of "Pokémon: The Traditional Abridged Series," retelling "The Ghost of Maiden's Peak" with minimal jokes and several of the weirdest scenes cut out. This episode proved [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] polarizing as a result.


** Episode 11 begins with Ash "singing our favorite theme song..." the theme to ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''.

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** Episode 11 begins with Ash "singing our favorite theme song..." the theme to ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''.''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged''.


* TakeThat: After Creator/LittleKuriboh produced a ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedySpoofSeriesShow'' short in which Iruka produced a "Dangerous Box" which "tells you how bad your material is, and produces absolutely nothing of value," Master WGS released a video in which Ash tried to become a comedian by over-killing {{Forced Meme}}s, making an exorbitant amount of {{Shout Out}}s and also some {{Overly Long Gag}}s, and finally turning into a SmallNameBigEgo. Although, Little Kuriboh apparently ''had'' given Master WGS permission to insult him like this.

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* TakeThat: After Creator/LittleKuriboh produced a ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedySpoofSeriesShow'' ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'' short in which Iruka produced a "Dangerous Box" which "tells you how bad your material is, and produces absolutely nothing of value," Master WGS released a video in which Ash tried to become a comedian by over-killing {{Forced Meme}}s, making an exorbitant amount of {{Shout Out}}s and also some {{Overly Long Gag}}s, and finally turning into a SmallNameBigEgo. Although, Little Kuriboh apparently ''had'' given Master WGS permission to insult him like this.


* {{Badass}}: The toughest Pokémon in each trio member's party include Brock's Onyx, Misty's Goldeen, and, last but not least, Ash's (The Mighty) Butterfree.



* BlackComedy: Jessie's attempt to escape Pokémon Land involves calling 911 and exclaiming, "I'm shaking my baby to death!"

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* BlackComedy: As one example, Jessie's attempt to escape Pokémon Land involves calling 911 and exclaiming, "I'm shaking my baby to death!"

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* {{Badass}}: The toughest Pokémon in each trio member's party include Brock's Onyx, Misty's Goldeen, and, last but not least, Ash's (The Mighty) Butterfree.


* TakeThat: After LittleKuriboh produced a ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedySpoofSeriesShow'' short in which Iruka produced a "Dangerous Box" which "tells you how bad your material is, and produces absolutely nothing of value," Master WGS released a video in which Ash tried to become a comedian by over-killing {{Forced Meme}}s, making an exorbitant amount of {{Shout Out}}s and also some {{Overly Long Gag}}s, and finally turning into a SmallNameBigEgo. Although, Little Kuriboh apparently ''had'' given Master WGS permission to insult him like this.

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* TakeThat: After LittleKuriboh Creator/LittleKuriboh produced a ''NarutoTheAbridgedComedySpoofSeriesShow'' short in which Iruka produced a "Dangerous Box" which "tells you how bad your material is, and produces absolutely nothing of value," Master WGS released a video in which Ash tried to become a comedian by over-killing {{Forced Meme}}s, making an exorbitant amount of {{Shout Out}}s and also some {{Overly Long Gag}}s, and finally turning into a SmallNameBigEgo. Although, Little Kuriboh apparently ''had'' given Master WGS permission to insult him like this.


* {{Badass}}: Brock's Onyx, Misty's Goldeen, and, last but not least, Ash's (The Mighty) Butterfree.


* TheyJustDidntCare: Brock lampshades this in-universe as he gets constantly annoyed with misappropriations of such terms as "psychopath" and "psychic-ologist" in relation to being psychic.


* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Takahata101 voiced Lt. Surge in episode 13.
** [=KaiserNeko=] voiced the Tentacruel in episode 17, and it sounds similar to ''Anime/LupinIII'' as a result.
** LittleKuriboh voiced Officer Jenny in Episode 18.[[note]]Actually, some may find him hard to recognize. He only has two lines, and neither one is funny.[[/note]]
** Megami33 of WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged and WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged fame voiced Erika in episode 23.


** The start of Episode 20 involves Team Rocket kidnapping the group and [[DeathTrap trapping them in a room]], then going through a SadisticChoice routine straight out of {{Saw}}.

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** The start of Episode 20 involves Team Rocket kidnapping the group and [[DeathTrap trapping them in a room]], then going through a SadisticChoice routine straight out of {{Saw}}.''Franchise/{{Saw}}''.


* IncrediblyLamePun: The narrator once said Brock has the last name [[BarackObama Obama]]. Because of this, Brock briefly worries in a later episode whether or not he'll make a good President.

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* IncrediblyLamePun: The narrator once said Brock has the last name [[BarackObama [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]]. Because of this, Brock briefly worries in a later episode whether or not he'll make a good President.

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