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General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Yowl of Time's Pokémon Adventures Saga:

  • Recommended by: Aya Sai
  • Status: Arcs 1-3 Complete; Arc 3 was finished in March 2014 and Arc 4 will probably never be written
  • Synopsis:
    • Arc 1: Starts from late B/W. For the last near-decade we've been hearing of Dex Holders enjoying their own adventures all over the world. But what happens when a certain disaster in Unova interconnects their paths?
    • Arc 2: As the Dex Holders struggle together to repel the mysteriously-reborn criminal organizations, they and some others are drawn toward the legends of the sixteen Plates of Arceus...
    • Arc 3: Everything seems to be falling apart as the truth is at last revealed to the Dex Holders, confined in the Hall of Origin with nothing to do except waiting for doom to claim them. Destiny couldn't be clearer, but many are in motion to stop it...

A Miscellaneous Tale of Night and Day by Starran (Link)

  • Recommended by: Khione
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: An alternate universe fic. The Dex Holders are "accepted" into a talent school. Even though they were kidnapped in the middle of the night, the kids warm up to their school and make friends. Then things get... complicated. Time travel, missing older siblings, secret societies, Amnesiac Lover and much, much more! A very fun if predictable read. Has its own page
  • Pairing(s): Special/OldRival/MangaQuest/Frantic/AU Dashes of Agency/Commoner/SoulSilver
  • Tags: AU, High School A.U.

Pokemon Adventures: the Ethereal War by BlackTyrantValvatorez

  • Recommended by Cybran General Sturm
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Four Ethereals have decided to act because of the actions of Team Rocket. Even though they were defeated, the group's actions have caused the Ethereals to decide that humanity must be wiped out. Now it is up to the Pokedex holders to stop them from completing their goal of global human genocide. This is the first of the four stories of their endeavor to defeat the Ethereals.

Another Pokemon High Story by Camilleon

  • Recommended by kumanda
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2017
  • Synopsis: The story takes place in Indigo Plateau Academy where all the Dex Holders are students. It begins with the introduction of a new student, Soul, and tells of the hijinks of the Dex Holders' lives.
  • Tags: High School A.U.
  • Comments: A very funny and refreshing fic. There is little focus on Pokemon, but the dialogue is hilarious. The author has really managed to represent the characters the way they are in the manga. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light and quick read.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Maps I Must Keep by ibuberu

  • Recommended by: sanzano
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The dexholders learning to be parents.
  • Pairing(s): Mainly Frantic (Ruby/Sapphire), but has others like Mangaquest (Gold/Crystal), Special (Red/Yellow), and Oldrival (Green/Blue).
  • Tags: Kid Fic
  • Comments: A beautiful and episodic narrative about the dexholders growing up and raising their kids. Funny, philosophical at times, and simply lovable. One of the best fanfiction this troper has ever read.


Stories that blend one universe with another

Crisis on Two PokéWorlds by PokeRescue18

  • Recommended by: hyperlimitsorant
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A PokeSpe/PokeDPAdventure/Manga/Anime Intercontinuity and Crisis Crossover of epic proportions! Reality will shatter and worlds will collide as a portal sends several of the anime characters and the PokeDex Owners into each other's worlds! Now they must team up with their counterparts, defeat their foes, and save both worlds before all is lost! Has its own page.
  • Pairing(s): Various shippings from the three media, although the series puts more emphasis on action.
  • Tags: Intercontinuity Crossover, Crisis Crossover
  • Comments: This is a pretty good crossover story, despite suffering from a case of Early Installment Weirdness in the early chapters. However, the author continously improve on his writing stories and the story has moved on to be one of the best Pokemon crossovers in fandom.

Red Potter by dainochild

  • Recommended by: psychoinnocent
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Red’s eleventh birthday, a man with no eyes gives him a letter inviting him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hoping to find more from life, Red leaves the cupboard under the stairs where he sleeps and dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master to embark on a very strange journey in a world filled with people whose hair defies gravity, strange social conventions (including an inexplicable disdain for pokémon) and the leftovers of the evil Team Rocket. Team Rocket always seems to be altering between trying to kill him and revive their fallen leader, the Dark Lord Giovanni — or at least his cause.
Aided by his new best friends (Gold, Black and N) and sometimes even his rivals, Red tries his best to stop Team Rocket, fulfill his destiny, find his place in the magical world and still works on the side on that Pokémon Master dream. It's a lot of weight on one kid's shoulders.So basically it's Harry Potter redone with Pokémon characters, quickly becoming its own story with its own rules and stakes.) - Shamelessly pulled from the fic itself.
  • Pairing(s): Various ships, mostly slash, throughout the story, but the main ones are: Red/Green (Original), N/Black (Isshu), and Gold/Silver (Precious Metal).
  • Tags: Harry Potter Crossover.
  • Comments: At first glance, this story feels like a slightly cracky retelling of the Harry Potter story, with all the characters taking a role from the Harry Potter books (i.e- Red: Harry, Professor Oak: Dumbledore, etc.) mixed with a lot of lighthearted humor. But as you keep reading, the story quickly goes from mostly lighthearted to serious. This fic also delves into much darker areas, such as pedophilia, gaslighting, PTSD, etc., and are treated very seriously once the issues come to light.

Pokémon Adventures: Ash Gray Chapter by Could Not Think Of A Good Name

  • Recommended by: mysterykcad
  • Status: Dead (deleted off of
  • Crossover with: Pokémon (the anime continuity)
  • Synopsis: When a battle for Giratina does not go as planned, Red, Blue, Green, and Giovanni end up in Ash Ketchum's world. A crisis soon results from the dimensional travel, and the dex holders must work together with Ash and his friends to save their homes. But can the heroes even put aside their differences long enough to pose a threat?
  • Comments: Much like the Crisis on Two PokéWorlds above, it is an Intra-Franchise Crossover that blends the two settings together. Both settings are given a balanced amount of story weight, and the characters interact realistically. Rather than gloss over the mechanical differences between the two settings (levels, see-through Pokeballs, etc), it embraces them, going so far as to integrate them into the plot. While it may be dead and nearly gone, it's a must-read if you've ever wanted to see the Anime and the Manga settings interact.

Alternative Title(s): Pokemon Special


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