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There are many stories in the world of Pokemon. Some are unsaid. Some are long forgotten. Some are simply buried in the annals of history. Some stories may never see the light of day, but at least a few may be found here.
The Straight Elf

Traveler: Recollections is a collection of side-stories canon to The Straight Elf's Traveler. It contains Traveler lore, stories told from perspectives of different characters, and hints at what will ensue in later chapters.


  • The Ace: Several examples exist here. Taimu - the first champion who united Kanto almost a thousand years ago, Lance Wataru - the current champion of the Indigo League and one of the strongest trainers in the world, and many others that may have yet to have their stories told.
  • Anthology: Traveler: Recollections technically counts as this due to being a collection of stories that take place in the same universe.
  • Anti-Villain: Chapter 4 teased for an anti-villainess named Haukea who served Articuno, created the first Jynx by sacrificing her disciple to said legendary, and was a member of the first Elite Four.
  • April Fools' Day: The chapter that suggested Dazed knew everything that would happen in chapters 3-51 of Traveler was released on April 1st.
    • Word Of God left the readers to decide whether or not "THE REVEAL" was an April Fools Prank...
  • Berserk Button: Mamoru, Champion Taimu's Rhydon who has lived for hundreds of years, absolutely loses it when bandits steal from Taimu's tomb.
    • Do NOT touch Chinatsu's tails. It will not end well for you...
  • The Conscience: In Infernus' mind, Ash's voice takes form as a subconscious voice of reason.
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  • A Day in the Limelight: Major characters, minor characters, even some characters never seen before, have a chapter where they serve as the central protagonist.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In a private letter, Oak states that, after his wife, daughter, and son-in-law were killed, he would have crossed this if it weren't for Delia.
  • Hero of Another Story: Bits of Taimu's and Wes' stories are told in different chapters.
  • Last Chance to Quit: Darkrai offers Tobias a chance to flee when the trainer confronts it. When Tobias refuses to give up, Darkrai destroys his mind.
  • Magikarp Power: Quite literally. The Magikarp that Lance and his Dratini save from hungry Murkrow later grows up to be Lance's Gyarados, Lev.
  • Mythology Gag: Although most likely unintentional, Lance's valor, Haukea's mystic nature, and Tani's instinct when she fights the God King would make them fit into the three Pokémon GO factions. Fitting due to their connections to each respective bird.
  • Noodle Incident:Something happened over ten years ago in Pallet Town that resulted in Daisy never wanting to come home and the deaths of Professor Oak's wife, daughter and son-in-law.
    • Resolved Noodle Incident: The main story eventually reveals that Giovanni had Team Rocket attack Pallet Town in revenge for Delia leaving him and they were responsible for the deaths of Oak's family and his Venusaur.
  • Perspective Flip: In Chapter 23, we see exactly what was going on in Infernus' mind while he was fighting Karen's Houndoom.
  • Power at a Price: The Feather of Zapdos gives the user lightning abilities and immense power, but there's a catch: receiving the Feather will cause you to die after a short while, even if you don't even use the power.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After bandits steal from his master Taimu's grave, Mamoru goes on a rampage, smashing through villages and entire forests to recover what was stolen.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Tobias genuinely thought he could control Legendaries, even believing he could "crush" Darkrai simply because he had the Lunar Wing.
  • The Team Normal: After learning everything Ash has gone through, Amelia is perfectly fine with being a normal girl and "letting Ash be the hero."
  • Underestimating Badassery: Tobias thinks the Legendaries are more akin to Olympus Mons, not realizing it's functionally impossible for anyone to beat a Legendary.
  • Verbal Tic: Most of Ash's Pokémon have their own name for him. Dazed calls him "Friend-trainer" or "master," Nidoking calls Ash his "King," Torrent calls Ash "Monarch" and Infernus refers to him as "Conquerer."
    • Infernus also calls Tangrowth "Binder," Clair's Kommo-o "Clanging Dragon", Steven's Metagross "Iron-Warrior", Oak's Arcanine "Swift-Fire," and Karen's Houndoom "Dark-fire."
  • Villainous Rescue: During a lethal street fight, Wes is poisoned by Besin's Ekans before it dies. Who ends up coming to his rescue? Gonzap. Yes. That Gonzap.
  • Worldbuilding: This story mainly exists to provide background, lore, and understanding of the world of Traveler.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Gary feels this when, no matter how much he trained, Ash would always be better. After Ash became a trainee of the Elite Four in his first year of being a trainer, he left Gary in the dust permanently.