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"If you forget'll regret it...PETA knows best."
And he spun around, disappearing into the trees.
No sooner had he gotten out of earshot then the Purrloin fell over, howling with laughter, leaving the frustrated and humiliated boy to contemplate his mission, as well as wonder exactly when his life had turned into a Disney musical.
- This is just one of the many moments of the hilarity ensuing throughout the story.

Pokédex Adventures is an Affectionate Parody series created by RunsWithScizors.

Follow the adventures of the many protagonists of the Pokémon games who are mostly reluctant to be heroes and just want to do their thing. Most of the time.

The series starts from Unova and continues on from there. Here be the installments of the series:

The Pokedex Adventures contains the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Personality Change: Not really, but the personalities of some of the heroes and characters here are much different than what Fanon had depicted them to be. To list some:
  • Affectionate Parody: You have less willing protagonist and many Lampshade Hanging's going around about the game in general. Not that it's a bad thing as this is what brought a good chunk of the story's humor.
  • Base-Breaking Character: In-universe example in One Hit KO. While the majority agree that Ethan, Lyra and Kris helped in good will, some thought that they are just wanna-be heroes and were just lucky, while others think that due to their connections, they staged the whole Goldenrod Radio tower raid.
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  • Book Ends: Destiny Bond starts with Calem being tackled by his mom's Fletchling. While not at the epilogue at the time yet, the same thing happened in the finale of the Parade where a Fletchling tackled him when all is said and done.
  • Breaking Old Trends: Most Fan content for Black and White has it that having Hilbert as the protagonist of the BW stories will have Rosa be the protagonist of B2W2 and reverse as well. Not only is Hilda the main protagonist here, Rosa is the chosen one for the B2W2 chapter.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: In Critical Hit, Dawn's Rapidash bribes Frosslass to lose by giving her Chocolate. Yes, you read that right.
  • Brick Joke: In One Hit KO. Ethan's Fortune Cookie is very direct and says he'll ride on Raikou like a horse. Much later, Ethan did get the Raikou, and ride on it like a horse.
  • Crack Pairing: In universe example in Shades of Gray where the Shadow Triad played The Sims and made Colress and professor Juniper a couple in said game with the reason being "Gorgeous science babies". They also ship Colress and Professor Juniper hard.
  • Call-Back: Silver's rebellious streak against Team Rocket is mentioned early in One-Hit-KO. Doubled as a Call-Forward as his cameo in "To Be A Master".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Some of the characters had their moments.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Not quiet obvious but this is becoming a bit more apparent with future installments since Not Always Black and White.
  • In-Series Nickname: Colress is casually referred to as Whooshie man by Kyurem.
  • Official Couple: So far, the confirmed ones had been N and Hilda, and Cheren and Bianca. As of "The Sootopolis Holiday Special," Wallace/Flannery is also official. The rest of the possible couples are hinted as Maybe Ever After's due to Will They or Won't They? being in place.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Brendan's soda shop-lifting Noodle Incident is brought up for so frequently.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In "To Be A Master". Red, Blue, and Leaf are revealed to actually be nicknames. Leaf's real name is Lisa but that begs the mystery to Red and Blue's real name...
  • Shout Out:
    • Disney songs. There's a reason why they had been parodied a lot throughout the series.
    • Mentions of modern culture such as Tumblr can be found.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Anthea and Concordia ship N and Hilda hard. Not only that, N's Zoroark and Hilda's Serperior, Erika also ship them and are secretly match-making them.
    • Hugh's sister used to ship Rosa with him until the end of Shades of Gray where she now ships him with gym leader Roxie.
    • At least many of the Team Aqua Grunts and May are convinced that Archie and Shelly are a thing. They become official after the Delta Episode
    • Lysander, of all people, ships Sycamore and Diantha. It has to be seen to be believed.
  • Rule of Fun: Quite a lot of it. Given that this is an Affectionate Parody of the games.
  • Running Gag:
    • N being called a werewolf.
    • Tommy the Oshawott, now a Samurott is such an Extreme Omnivore that he will eat anything. Even a Poké Ball and hair.
    • In Shades of Gray, we have the "Gorgeous science babies".
      • In addition, we have hair jokes.
    • Beware of the forest gods. By "To Be A Master", it's considered an Overly Long Gag at this point.
    • In Critical Hit, Ghost Pokemon apparently love Chocolate as a Trademark Favorite Food.
    • The heroes question decisions of other characters such as gym leaders and elite fours alike with this as their retort.
    "Don't question my bad choices."
    • One of the protagonist having a Celebrity Crush on a gym leader or Elite Four. Or the champion.
    • Villains of the game parodying Disney's villain songs.
    • One Oddball Pokemon as a team member for one of the heroes. Hilbert's starter Oshawott, Tommy and Calem's Eevee, being prime examples.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Several of the protagonist has a fear at a certain Pokemon. Darmanitan for Hilda and Mr.Mime for Calem.
  • Will They or Won't They?: All over the place. The lone exception being the Kanto installment, "To Be A Master", as the author mentions that there are no romantic interest between the three protagonist.
    • Not Always Black And White has Hilda/N and Cheren/Bianca.
    • Shades of Gray has Nate/Rosa.
    • One-Hit KO has Ethan/Kris, Silver/Lyra, and Morty/Whitney.
    • Critical Hit has Dawn/Lucas.
    • Super Effective has Brendan/Lisia, May/Tate, and Steven/Winona.
    • Destiny Bond has Calem/Serena. There's also Sycamore/Diantha.
  • World of Snark: Given the nature of the premise? It's bound to happen a lot.

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