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Fanfic / The Pokémon Loops

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Part of The Infinite Loops project.

Pokémon. One of the most well-known franchises in the world, with anime, manga, video games, trading cards, and countless other things devoted to it. Countless people know of the series, and it has been reworked and continued for more than 20 years, with stories in many parts of the Pokémon world/universe, different people, and places, all shown at various points.


The Pokémon Loops are one of the larger Loops in the Infinite Loops project, with several different "baselines" for the many different stories that can take place in different versions of this vast universe.

The compilations can be found here, and the thread can be found here.

Tropes found in The Pokémon Loops:

  • Always Someone Better: In one Pokémon Special Loop, Crystal has already caught every single Pokémon ever (and a few that were supposed to be extinct) by the time Red has Woken Up.
  • Author Appeal: Inverted. Several types of Loops are deliberately discouraged, mostly because the main author is not a fan of Darker and Edgier works for the sake of them.
  • Berserk Button: Dio Brando is one for Pikachu. The first time they met, Dio killed Ash. The second time, Pikachu dealt him his worst defeat yet as a Looper.
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  • Beyond the Impossible: Gary's Blastoise can use Spiral Power. Neither Gary nor his Blastoise have been to Gurren Lagann. When it's pointed out how impossible this is, Blastoise responds along the lines of "It's Gurren Lagann. I just pour all my willpower into it, and it works."
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Oshawott once used the Goat Simulator Goat in place of his razor shell to fight Mass Produced EVA'S.
  • Heroic BSoD: Red's reaction to being shown up by Crystal at the beginning of a Loop.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: The general reaction to a Pokewars variant loop, and quite possibly The Sun Soul variants as well.
  • The Mentor: Ash has spent entire Loops mentoring Unawake versions of his friends, such as Morrison.
  • One Steve Limit: Discussed in the Thread as a reason to give the Pokémon Loopers names. Currently there are two males from the Charmander Line, two males from the Squirtle Line with another expected, one male and one female Pikachu with at least one more expected, two males from the Chimchar Line, and two males from the Piplup Line. The result of the discussion: inconclusive.
    • Played straight with Legendary Pokémon, who have a One Steve Limit Loop-wise.
  • Reality-Breaking Paradox: In some Loops, there can only be one Arceus. Adding a second Arceus, such as by use of Omnitrix, has this as a major risk.
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  • Ret Gone: An interesting example in Ash's father - he still exists, but no one can remember any distinguishing features.
  • Top God: Togepi often Loops in as the Arceus that created everything or a baby Arceus.
  • Values Dissonance: In-Universe. There have been Loops where certain characters, such as Edward Elric and Eren Yaeger, point out the moral question of Pokémon battles during Fused Loops where their loved ones (Alphonse and Mikasa) are turned into a Golett and Ralts respectively.


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