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Welcome To The World Of Pokemon is a collection of Pokémon stories by phineas81707, with the first nine focusing on every main series game(s) in the Pokemon series, and another entry with all nine sets of characters.

Red With Rage is the first of the stories, and follows Red and Leaf's journey through the Kanto region, and their fight with Team Rocket and Giovanni.

Rebirth follows Ethan and Kris through Johto, and their fight against Team Rocket... and Shadow.


Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms follows Brendan through the Hoenn region. May joined Team Aqua, so she appears more often as an opponent than a companion.

Shadow Pokemon Plan follows Wes and Rui through the Orre region to defeat Cipher.

Mysterious Encounter follows Michael in the second Orre adventure to defeat Cipher.

High Road To Giratina follows Lucas and Dawn through the Sinnoh region.note 

What Is Good, Really? follows Hilbert and Hilda through Team Plasma's first attack on Unova.

Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Ice-Cold follows Nate and Rosa through Unova to fight off Team Plasma the second time.

To Lead The Way follows Calem, Serena and Shauna through the Kalos region to stop Team Flare.

Pokerus Mark IV includes all seven regions of heroes. The focus is on Sun, Red & Leaf's daughter, and her attempts to stop Dawn and Team Surge.


Although not part of the same series, the author has written a spin-off work called Cloudy With A Chance of Drought, starring May and Melissa. The story borrows from Omega Ruby, while the other Hoenn work borrows from Sapphire and Emerald.

This series contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Tslye. Serena was heavily concealed (to the point that Trevor admits that Sycamore had never heard of Serena before the events of the story), routinely raped, and should she have failed to obey her father's commands, beaten.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Lovrina is portrayed as an unwilling member of Cipher, rather than the Cute and Psycho version in the games.
  • Adapted Out: Sina and Dexio. The Defenders of Kalos are instead Tierno and Trevor.
  • Answer Cut: Guardian asks where he might look to find the treasures that humankind has stolen. The next paragraph takes place in Lenora's museum.
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  • Arc Welding: Pokerus Mark IV ties Tslye's actions together with both Cipher and Team Plasma, calling the mutations they inflict on Wes and Rosa beta tests for the titular disease.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Nacrene Museum is robbed.
    The Dragonite Skull had been stolen! The rest of the skeleton was in pieces! Hilbert was staring at the stone again!
  • The Artifact: Battle Rings, originally a Take That! to the anime style of battling, are only mentioned as a common style of battling, and rarely pointed out.
  • Babies Ever After: Pokerus Mark IV ends with mention of the babies of both Nate & Rosa and Calem & Serena.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • Iris is kidnapped at one point in Revenge.
    • Serena is a Distressed Damsel in Pokerus Mark IV.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • Leaf admits that she considers Marina her closest ally because she is the only girl on the team. Shortly after this conversation, she learns that Red captured a Kangaskhan, Leaf's worst fear and a Pokemon that is, by definition, a female.
    • Rosetta wishes she could understand what her partner Pokemon was saying. It isn't long after this that Team Plasma's mutations turn her into a human-Pokemon hybrid.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Dawn. She saw a loved one get killed before her eyes, and became embittered with the world.
  • Beneficial Disease: Pokerus Mark IV. Despite Tslye's initial claim, anyone afflicted with the virus will have half-human half-Pokemon powers, and retain their free will and personality. The only reason there are characters attempting to avoid infection is because certain things that can cause Pokemon obedience also work on infected humans.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Ethan saves Whitney from Team Rocket this way. It also helps that he finally got his Gengar, Shadow to listen to him.
    • Leaf makes her appearance in Rebirth atop Charry, using Guardia and Marina to save Ethan and Whitney from the threat of the Unown.
    • In Revenge, the Big Damn Heroes moment in the original is preserved. But Hilda and Hilbert also provide aid as well as N.
  • Big "NO!": Calem lets one out when he sees himself shortly after seeing Tslye, and realising he looks like him.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
  • Blackmail: Tslye had blackmailed Serena into being his Sex Slave by using their secret child Aurora.
  • Bound and Gagged: Serena finds herself at the mercy of this on a few occasions.
  • …But He Sounds Handsome: Falkner recommends not challenging the Gym Leader, Falkner, because "he's really awesome."
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Fairy Bow Power, Make Up!"- Rosa, turning into Fairy Sailor Rosalina.
  • Celeb Crush:
    • Cloudy May has a passing crush on Steven. It is rarely discussed, and May accepts that Steven will not be hers.
    • Inverted with Lisia, who has a similar kind of crush on the non-celebrity May.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • In a reference to the Pokémon Crystal ad, archaeologists attempt to open a door to the Unown. Their efforts succeed.
    • Ein mentions procuring services from a man in his last appearance in Shadow Pokemon Plan. The services in question (Ashley joining Cipher) do not appear until Mysterious Encounter, ten years later in canon.
    • The Red Chain that remained affixed to Dawn's wrist in High Road To Giratina is recycled to summon Dialga and Palkia again for Pokerus Mark IV.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Shadow Pokemon. According to Summer, Dark-types as well.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Serena literally knows nothing else than to accept the treatment her father provided her. Although she avoids showing it, she expects Calem to pick up where her father left off.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Verde, Rosso and Bluno collectively attempt to defeat Wes. The tactic appears to work... at which point Rosso points out that the plan is to win using superior numbers. Wes promptly and handily wins the fight.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Lysandre handily defeats all six of Serena's partners without sending out any of his own.
  • Demonic Possession: Shadow possesses Ethan in Rebirth after evolving into Haunter. After evolving into Gengar, he uses this possession to aid Ethan rather than harm him.
  • Disability Superpower:
    • Wes is inflicted with Pokerus Mark II. The only side-effect is Super Strength, and it renders him immune to Pokerus Mark IV.
    • Rosa is inflicted with Pokerus Mark III, which, like Wes, render her immune to Pokerus Mark IV, as well as giving her Pokemon-like skill in battle, and a super-form in Fairy Sailor Rosalina. However, she can't speak New Tonguenote .
  • Disappointed by the Motive: Sun, for Tslye's motive of "She's my daughter, I can do what I want with her".
  • Disney Villain Death: Archer and Cyrus. Lucas, too, but slightly differently.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: A heroic example: Sun takes over the Broadcast Tower to state the cure for Pokerus Mark IV.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Dawn had joined Team Surge, and in two days, she had accomplished a goal that even Tslye considered challenging.note 
  • Dramatic Irony: Shauna bemoans the fact that Serena's hidden child may have died before Serena could see her again. This is after we learn that she is safe and sound in Sun's hands.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Alfa the Staraptor.
  • Droit du Seigneur: Tslye states a variant of this as his justification for raping his own daughter(s).
  • Dwindling Party: When it comes time to fight the Elite Four and Champion, any Pokemon that faints during battle will not be revived before the end. The only time this doesn't occur is What Is Good, Really?.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Mega Evolution appears as early as Red With Rage, in the form of Mega Vaporeon.
    • Double Battles cameo in Rebirth.
    • Michael's signature Pokemon is a Leafeon, the generation before Leafeon was legally obtainable.
    • Rosa is part Fairy-type, demonstrating a weakness to Poison and an immunity to Dragon.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Evolution is used to provide a Pokemon a huge boost in power, even being stated In-Universe to grant a huge boon in the battle the evolving Pokemon is fighting as well as slowing down time for the evolution's duration.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Dawn betrays Tslye once she realises what Tslye wanted with his kids.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: During Rosa's Riolu Girl movie, her Riolu says something before taking down Vullaby. The subtitles for this line are left blank.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • May joins Team Aqua in Sunny With A Chance of Thunderstorms.
    • Dawn becomes The Dragon to Tslye Laromi in Pokerus Mark IV.
  • Forced Transformation: The Pokerus Mark IV is able to turn humans into human/Pokemon hybrids.
  • For The Love Of Many: Ethan got married to both Whitney and Jasmine. Jasmine explains it as Ethan asking why he had to choose one, and neither Whitney nor Jasmine having an answer.
  • The Four Loves: Calem, Serena and Shauna have three loves between them. Calem/Shauna is storge, Serena/Shauna is philia, and Calem/Serena is eros. This helps facilitate Lysandre's Heel–Face Turn, as he realises that he cannot destroy a world with so much potential for kindness on the basis that it is too chaotic.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Sun's Altaria offers one to Sun, to snap her out of her Heroic BSoD.
  • Grim Reaper: Yveltal has Reaver to collect souls. However, he is stated to collect only souls that die in old age and Dawn. This distinction is actually a factor: those souls Reaver collects are unable to be revived.
  • Harmful to Minors: Sun walks in on an addled Rosa having animalistic sex with Nate during Pokerus Mark IV. She treats it as an Unusually Uninteresting Sight.
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Xerosic's bet with Serena. Should he win, the Ultimate Weapon would be fired. Should he lose, Serena would have a chance to stop it. What he doesn't mention is that, should Serena succeed in not activating the weapon, she would be captured by Team Flare, and then the weapon would be fired.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Shadow the Gengar.
  • Heel Realisation: Shadow realises how bad his "mischief" is seen among humans when he sees Team Rocket doing something equally evil. Ethan gives him a good "The Reason You Suck" Speech, at which point he does a prompt Heel–Face Turn.
  • Hero of Another Story: The Hoenn and Orre Champions received less focus in Pokerus Mark IV due to the fact the war between land and sea resparked and Ardos returned to wreak havoc, respectively. The only reason those Champions leave their stories to join Sun's endeavours is because they believed finding a cure to the titular disease was going to be more productive than continuing to engage in their own plots.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Lucas. He took his life to keep Cyrus away from Dawn.
    • Red, Leaf and Kris all give their humanity to allow Sun to keep hers.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Hilda versus Ghetsis in Driftveil City. All his stats were double hers, and his Eelektross handily defeated a freshly-evolved Samurott. Hilda kept fighting until Ghetsis was called away, getting her own hands dirty to try and exact her revenge for Rosetta.
  • If I Do Not Return: Michael tells his mother and the Pokemon HQ Lab that, if he is not back before twelve hours, they are to wait longer.
  • Ignore the Fanservice: The main reason Calem and Sun are considered the best choices for Serena and Aurora's guardians. Tslye's conditioning makes them unaware of what they're doing, and Calem and Sun help to fix the problem rather than taking advantage of it.
  • I Have to Go Iron My Dog: Trevor makes up the excuse that he needs to go study breeding Corphish and Alakazam when Shauna alleges they are the Defenders of Kalos.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Bravo says that "Charlie caught a bad case of fever"... and then offers Alfa 'chicken'. It's only after Alfa takes a bite that he realises he was eating Charlie.
  • Immortality Hurts: AZ. He is doomed to walk the earth, forever reliving the moment his beloved Floette left him.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Although the moralities of the factions in Cloudy are the inverse of Sunny, many of the romantic pairings remain the same, as well as having similar story beats.
  • Interrupted by the End: Calem asks for one good reason why he shouldn't kill Tslye. The scene ends before Serena gives one. Once The Reveal that Aurora is Serena's daughter is made to Sun, this scene gets the chance to finish.
  • In the Name of the Moon:
    • Fairy Sailor Rosalina uses the line "In the name of the Fairy Bow, I will punish you!" Rosa also invoked the name of Lucario in a movie prior to Fairy Sailor Rosalina's introduction.
    • Before fighting Dialga and Palkia atop Spear Pillar, Sun attempts a speech. She doesn't put a lot of confidence into it, due to making one up on the spot in an exhausted state.
  • Karmic Death: Ghetsis is killed under the very rocks that he almost killed Diandra under.
  • Kid Sidekick: Aurora fills this role to Sun. The difference is in maturity: Aurora is only a year Sun's junior.
  • Kiddie Kid: Aurora is nine, and can't even pronounce her own name. Justified, in that she never had anyone who talked to her.
  • Last Episode, New Character: The finale introduces Red and Leaf's daughter, Sun Ardour, the villainous Team Surge (leader Tslye, dragon Katherine and scientist Kaiah), various members of the Ranger Union, and Aurora.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Or mother and daughter: Serena and Aurora have similar reactions to their first true meal, which provide the clues needed for whoever they are dining with to realise their Dark and Troubled Past. In addition, they are both given names by their future love interest, and choose to live with said love interest over their mother.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Kris, Nate and Calem all serve as crutches for their respective counterparts.
    • Kris makes sure Ethan's stupidity doesn't get him into too much trouble (and later, stemming Shadow's hauntings).
    • Nate acts as moral support for Rosa, who was mutated by Ghetsis to being more Pokemon than human.
    • Calem looks after Serena's trauma at the hands of her father.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: Shauna accepts Xerneas' immortality for the opportunities it presents.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Rosa adopts such a persona in Fairy Sailor Rosalina.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Rosa and a freshly evolved Cinccino use this technique to take down the Plasma Frigate.
  • Marry Them All: Ethan marries both Whitney and Jasmine off-screen.
  • Meaningful Rename:
    • Lovrina's birth name is Ashley, but she is referred to by Cipher as Lovrina. She ditches 'Lovrina' when she gets the chance.
    • Rosa has three different names: Rosetta is her human form, Rosa is her Pokemon form, and Rosalina is her Fairy Sailor name.
  • The Merch: In-universe example. Leaf, Sun and Mew all have plush toys in their likeness. Sun also has an action figure whose legs can turn into a tail at the press of a button.
  • The Mole: Lovrina takes this role when offered the chance.
  • Morality Chain: Aurora functions as this for Sun. She once managed to cool down Sun just by saying her name.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Rosa did not particularly like the Riolu she worked with for the Riolu Girl movie.
  • The Nicknamer: Leaf, Ethan, Brendan, Hilda and Shauna nickname all their Pokemon. Some Pokemon belonging to other Trainers are nicknamed, but the majority of these are pre-established, as part of the respective Pokemon's backstory, or to aid in differentiating it from another member of the same species. (Red's Jolteon, for example, is named Naveen due to the fact that he is Marina's sister, and that both he and Marina were Eevee at one point.)
  • Noodle Incident: While listing the Mega Evolutions she's aware of, Korrina explicitly states that she does not want to talk about her encounter with a Mega Alakazam.
  • No-Sell: Rosa, being part Fairy-type, is immune to Dragons. The Original Dragon learns this the hard way.
  • Oblivious to Hints: After calling Calem her uncle, Shauna asks Serena if she plans on becoming her aunt. Serena misses Shauna's suggestion, instead assuming she'll fill the role of mentor to Shauna.
  • Offscreen Inertia: Averted for Pokerus Mark IV: certain characters who are old enough have gotten married (and some even have kids) before returning.
  • One-Steve Limit:
    • Occasionally occurs with Pokemon that are of the same species, and lacking a unique identifier (like Dawn and Sun's Altaria).
    • A distant ancestor of Sun has the name "Aurora". Because Dawn doesn't know Aurora's official surname when she asks Yveltal to revive her, she accidentally finds this Aurora instead of the intended girl. Luckily, Aurora Ardour lived a long, full life, meaning that she could not be revived, and Dawn could fix her mistake.
  • Only One Name: Because of the circumstances in which Serena and Aurora received her name, she never actually received a surname.
  • P.O.V. Sequel: Mysterious Encounter received one told from the perspective of the Snagger, Lovrina/Ashley.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Certain elements are cut out or altered to fit the story being told.
    • In addition, some stories based on multiple versions, like Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms, may take elements from multiple versions.
  • Production Foreshadowing: One of the extracts from Shauntal's novels in Revenge is the opening passage of the second chapter in one of the author's later works, Tail's Worst Nightmare.
  • Property of Love: Serena believes that she belongs to Calem, after her lifetime of belonging to her father. Calem doesn't want to be Serena's owner, and actively attempts to teach Serena to avoid this idea.
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: The prophecy in To Lead The Way is of the rhyming variety.
  • Psychic Powers: Psychic humans are the only ones able to understand Pokemon, and Psychic Pokemon are the only ones who can communicate with humans. Legendary Pokemon are exempt from this rule. Known psychics include Leaf, Sabrina, Kris, and Sun. Dawn is also shown to be able to speak to Pokemon, but shows no other psychic skills.
  • Puppy Love: Sun and Aurora. Arguably, the rest of the couples count.
  • Race Against the Clock: Michael was given a midnight deadline to thwart Cipher in the fourth chapter.
  • Rape as Backstory: Tslye frequently raped Serena as part of the backstory for To Lead The Way. A major conflict of the story is Serena coping with the conflicting feelings of hating her father for it and wanting Calem to rape her as well. In Pokerus Mark IV, it is revealed that Tslye actually impregnated Serena.
  • Rape Discretion Shot: Used in Serena's flashback to show Calem Serena's past. Invoked, as Serena changed the image before things got too graphic.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Sun delivers one to Tslye in their final confrontation.
    I'll have you know, Tslycke, that my mother carefully honed my psychic abilities. She gave me a name: Sun Seto Ardour. She treated me like a human being, and not just a toy to be played with and discarded. Tell me, what is Serena's true name? What is Aurora's? Did you let anyone try to choose one?
  • Red Herring: Megg and ONBS have a Snag Machine in Mysterious Encounter! But no one is confident enough to use it after seeing what happens when it's removed dry.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Lysandre's death was made after he realised that his goal was ill-advised.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Xerneas.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Red's Arcanine, merely by checking Team Rocket's tracks, is able to tell exactly what is happening to Leaf at Team Rocket's current destination.
  • Scenery Porn: Mentioned by name in the battle against Lysandre. However, the actual scenery is not shown.
  • Scout-Out: The Grassside Girls in the Unova arc.
  • Shout-Out:
    • To Paper Mario: Lt. Surge quotes General Guy as his defeat quote.
      Grrrr! My high-tech tank-like defences don't seem to stand up to that electric attack! Quit doing that! It's... it's too powerful! You're breaking the rules of war!
    • To Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, in Red With Rage. Sleepy attacks Giovanni's Kangaskhan in a similar way to how Midbus attacks Bowser. Kangaskhan even counters the same way Bowser does.
    • All of Silver's pseudonyms reference a villainous character in some capacity. In order, they are: Jory, Luciano, Morceau, Albert, and Tom.
    • A mysterious girl in the forest with a Pikachu bred for appearance instead of battling.
    • Dakim subscribes to Zangief's style of villany.
      I crush bones like sparrow's eggs between thighs.
    • When Rui has had enough of Venus' tauntings, she decides to quote Pit.
      Go home, Venus. Just... go home.
    • Michael channels Ace Ventura when he goes to Citadark Isle.
      If I'm not back in twelve hours... wait longer.
    • An Eevee named Yuki, with the desire to evolve into a Glaceon, with six older siblings.note 
    • A reference to Sonic the Hedgehog's Sonic Heroes shows up on the Plasma Frigate.
    • To Crash Bandicoot: Kieran's dialogue in Revenge when Team Plasma attacks Opelucid City is based on Doctor Cortex's opening dialogue from Crash of the Titans.
    • Several references are made to Sailor Moon in the Unova arc. This serves as subtle Foreshadowing, as Rosa and Diandra are Expys of the Sailor Scouts.
    • Ligray 42 is friends with the Hocotatians and/or Koppaites, as he identifies the world of Pokemon as PNF-404, and is first under the impression that Hilbert is a Pikmin. He also references Bulborbs and Shearwigs.
    • Two to the Fire Emblem Tellius games, quoting lines from Radiant Dawn:
      Hilda: Who are you shouting at, and why are you doing nothing but shout at them?
      Nate: I want you on guerilla duty. Those mages could spell trouble for us.
    • To Frozen, when Fairy Sailor Rosalina is laying the finishing blows on Ghetsis.
      The only sub-human freak around here is you.
    • Two lines reference The LEGO Movie.
      • Ghetsis pulls a Bad Cop in his first appearance in Revenge
        Darn, darn, darn-y darn!
      • The last line of Xerneas' prophecy is:
        All of this is true, because it rhymes.
    • Lysandre makes a references in his introductory speech. "Inventor of the Holo Caster you see before you" is a reference to N. Tropy in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
    • Red and Leaf's child is named after the main character of My Bride is a Mermaid. She also carries a Dewgong, whose real world basis is often mistaken to be a mermaid. Her merchandise also references Sun's mermaid tail.
    • Sun references The Simpsons Movie when discussing Dawn.
      You ever tried going mad without power? It's boring. No one listens to you.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Sun got sick of Tslye's nasty character, and eventually kills him herself rather than save him for Calem, Serena and Shauna.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Very few people can tell Shauna is, in fact, the most intelligent member of her group. The typical reaction when seeing her is Cuteness Proximity.
  • Spell The Name With An Extra 'S': "The Grassside Girls" is spelled with three 's's.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Ethan grows spikes when Shadow takes over his mind. This takes place after Shadow's Heel–Face Turn, so this is a good thing.
  • The Starscream: Dawn betrays Tslye and leaves him for dead once she learns of his intentions for his daughters.
  • Stealth Pun: Rosalina uses the decorative bow on her chest as an archer's bow in her Fairy Archer Deadeye.
  • Stock Footage: The passage used to describe Fairy Sailor Rosalina's transformation is the exact same one all three times.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: Yuki begins a small poem describing Glaceon the species. He stops once he realises he can't rhyme.
  • Sudden Name Change:
    • Red's Kangaskhan is given the name "Garura" before the final fight with Giovanni's Kangaskhan to differentiate the two.
    • For the finale, the protagonists receive surnames. Ethan's surname is also changed from Gold to Feyre (while Leaf's maiden name remains Green).
  • There Are No Therapists: Dawn never actually received anything more than "continue your quest" after Lucas dies. This turns out to have some dark consequences in Pokerus Mark IV.
  • Totally Radical: Yveltal.
  • Transformation Horror: Serena is turned into a half-Gardevoir creature. The author describes the process in similar detail to an evolution.
  • Transformation Sequence: Fairy Sailor Rosalina uses one, inspired by Sailor Moon's transformation in Sailor Moon Crystal.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Pokemon are typically used in place of swear words. Typical words include the Vulpix and Fennekin lines.
    • Serena in particular is often referred to by Dawn as a Ninetales.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: A recurring theme in Cloudy, as Team Magma's goal.
  • The Virus: Pokerus Mark IV. It was developed by Tslye to turn humans into his superpowered slaves. And it is contagious, transferring from person to person by touch.
  • Waxing Lyrical:
    • Psy says a portion of the Brawl theme in the battle against Blue.
    • The lyrics of Carry On are the last words Lucas and Dawn share before Lucas' death.
  • Welcome to Corneria: Calem is put under the impression that the guard at Parfum Palace says exactly two things: a request for payment, and thanks for the payment. Word for word.
  • Wham Line: Calem's understanding of Serena is dramatically changed when he makes one major comparison:
    She crashed into Calem... who Calem briefly confused with Serena's father.
    TEAM AQUA MAY would like to battle!