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Not your average group of Trainers.

Pocket Monsters RéBURST, referred to in English as Pokémon RéBURST, is a manga series adapting the Pokémon franchise, focusing on the mons of Pokémon Black and White and published in Weekly Shonen Sunday. It's notable for being a significant departure from the basic premise of most Pokémon adaptations, chiefly due to making central use of human-Pokémon fusions instead of focusing on human trainers and their Pokémon teams.

The main protagonist is Ryouga, a boy with superhuman strength. Joining Ryouga is Miruto, a girl who works for an organization that tracks down people who use Pokémon for evil, Yappy, a journalist who resembles a Pansage, Karuta, a Ninja, and Rug, a thief. The plot centers around "Burst", the ability to use special gems called Burst Hearts that contain Pokémon stored inside of them to transform into human-Pokémon hybrids. Ryouga's Burst is Zekrom, Karuta's is an Accelgor, and Rug has a Purrloin.


On rare occasions they actually use Pokémon in the traditional way.

More information is available at Dogasu's Backpack.

Pokémon RéBURST contains examples of:

  • Duels Decide Everything: Averted almost entirely. Here, its the humans who regularly beat the snot out of each other in fisticuffs, and Pokemon mostly serve to grant power boosts to the human combatants via Burst Hearts.
  • Dynamic Entry: By Ryouga in the first chapter.
  • Expy: Karuta is this to Naruto from the latter's eponymous series.
  • Hearing Voices: Ryouga, from someone named Arcades.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu:
    • All Burst forms involving Legendaries, with Ryouga's Zekrom Burst being a heroic one.
    • Later chapters reveal Great Gavel doing business of abducting Legendary Pokémon and turning them into Burst Hearts.
  • Hot-Blooded: Ryouga is a great example. Even mentioning the word "Impossible" makes him want to do it.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Reburst has more fanservice than most other Pokémon media.
  • Out of Focus: Pokémon themselves. It takes several chapters for one to even show up. All Pokémon not from Gen V are absent entirely.
  • Panty Shot:
    • In the first chapter, Miruto avoids this by having her leg block it.
    • Done straight in chapter 10 where we clearly see her or, at least someone transformed into her underwear.
  • This Is a Drill: Major Hilgreitz can make drills on his hands in Burst Mode.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Burst Hearts allow humans who use them to turn into hybrids of themselves and of the Pokémon stored within them.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Seven Warriors got kicked out from Great Gavel in later chapters, prompting them to use Three Generals instead.

Alternative Title(s): Pocket Monsters Re BURST