Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Power Trip is a completed Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fanfic by Talgoran. A human turned squirtle and his new cindquil friend, Quill, work together to restore the status quo after the elements become unbalanced. All the while, Squirtle tries to recover his memory and Quill tries to discover his purpose. Written 2014-2016. It can be found here.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Power Trip contains examples of:
- Big Bad: Victini
- Downer Ending: Squirtle has to leave his best friend Quill forever, because his goal was to prevent human contamination of the alpha preserve, but he contaminated the preserve simply by being there and acting like a human. The story ends with Quill begging Squirtle not to leave, or to take Quill with him as Squirtle leaves in a chopper. Word of God says that they never meet again.
- The Strategist: Squirtle, who is the hero version of this trope. Because he is a human naturally, and not a Pokémon, he is able to think out stratagies when he and his teammates fight together.