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The Bug-Type Queen, written by LordCirce is a Worm x Pokémon crossover where Taylor gets sucked up by a side-effect of multiple Bakuda bombs, and finds herself in the world of Pokémon, filled with large, sentient, super-powered bugs. She had a long journey ahead, until she arrives home and makes her way through this world alongside her slowly expanding swarm.

This story can be read at Space Battles.

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  • Adaptational Villainy: Damian Daisuke wasn't a saint in how he treated Charmander in the anime, but here he has multiple warrants for his arrest for poaching, among other things.
  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: Subverted. The Green Web Rollers look intimidating, but they're big fans of bug-types like Spinarak.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: The Weedle family sort out who is the "Elder" by who is the best at stabbing (i.e. strongest).
  • Bee Afraid: The majority of Taylor's swarm are Beedrill.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Or at the very least really pissed off. The Pinsir that joins the Swarm basically attacked everyone it came across until they knocked it out after being hurt by the Rockets and Taylor has to try and keep in it check.
  • Berserk Button: Torturing Bug-types (like Team Rocket does to break stolen Pokémon) feeds their suffering straight into Taylor's brain. The results are... predictable.
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  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Let's see... you have Beedrill, Butterfree, and Paras to start with. Then we get Heracross and Pinsir.
  • Blood Knight: A small case with Charmander wanting to prove itself in battle despite being only seven months old. Nurse Justine has to remind Taylor that he needs to be at least a year old before getting into serious battles or it would run the risk of stunting its growth.
  • Bring Me My Brown Pants: Bakuda craps herself when meeting the Swarm for the first time.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Taylor will not let Rockets or their patsies send out their Pokémon if she can help it.
  • Corrupt Cop: Some of the officers in Cerulean City were corrupt and working with Damien, causing a conflict with Taylor. Officer Jenny is pissed when she becomes aware of them acting how they did without permission and opens an investigation.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Taylor's attack on the Game Corner. The only thing the Rockets do that has any real effect is blocking a hall with Sandstorm to buy time to teleport out.
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    • The Interludes depict this happening to anyone who meets Taylor in Brockton Bay after her time in Poke Earth - she's taken so many levels in badass (not to mention added in bugs that are meaner than any to ever live in Earth) that no one can defeat her.
  • Cute Monster: Spinarak and Charmander.
  • Dynamic Entry: How Taylor busts into the Celadon Game Corner.
  • Energy Beings: Pokémon, with their ability to be converted into an energy state being how pokeballs capture them.
  • Eye Beams: Signal Beam, as used by Spinarak.
  • Flash Forward: The Interludes flash to the future, where Taylor has spent years in another world/dimension.
  • The Force Is Strong with This One: Elder can sense relatively how strong his opponents are.
  • Hellgate: Mr. Fuji creates a machine to poke a hole into the Spirit World in Lavender Town. It... goes about as well as you'd expect and Agatha of the Elite Four is called in to deal with it.
  • Hive Queen: Taylor, due to her power linking her to her swarm. The sense of unity causes the Beedrill to feel loyalty to her, though it's not enforced via compulsion.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: Danny has one when Taylor shows up in the first interlude, given everything that's happened to her without him knowing. Luckily, Clawitzer has Heal Pulse.
  • Instant Sedation: Sleep Powder is a wonderful thing.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Tattletale ends up being a victim of this trope, as her Sherlock Scan (which she claims is mindreading) can be nullified by Ariados, who possesses Psychic Powers, including actual mind reading.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Psyduck has to constantly put this on Bakuda because she keeps trying to make bombs out of the food she's given.
  • Mercy Lead: Taylor gives the Undersiders fair-warning that she's going to start cleaning up Brockton Bay in half-an-hour.
  • No-Sell: Volcarona casually stops Lung's fire in a flashforward.
  • Old Soldier: Monty, an old Heracross with dozens of scars and injuries it considers trophies.
  • Olympus Mons: By the time she returns from her trip through the Pokémon world, Taylor has befriend a few from her dialogue, including Hoopa.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The Interlude segments have Taylor post-trip to the Pokémon world, where years have passed and she's in her twenties.
  • Psychic Powers: Taylor's Butterfree specialize in this.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Officer Jenny, Agatha, Brock... honestly, Taylor is slightly baffled by the number of them compared to her experiences on Earth Bet.
  • The Resenter: Charmander is grateful to Taylor for taking him in, but hates being restrained from fighting because it's too young.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Hoopa's ability.
  • Seers: Xatu can see the potential futures that Taylor has in 3.7.
  • Shoot Out the Lock: How Beedrill get past a locked door with Twineedles.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Taylor with Bug Pokémon, those with psychic abilities, and Rachel, who can partially understand canine Pokémon.
  • Telepathy: Aridados has this ability as a Pokémon that knows Psychic.
  • Where's the Kaboom?: Paras' Damp ability stops explosions from going off, including Bakuda's bombs.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: How things turned out in the Flash Forward segments. Taylor briefly mentions that Palkia and Dialga were responsible for dropping her back at the moment she left.

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