- Fan Nickname:
- Hug-Shoggoth for Muk.
- Ash's Legendary Maid Service for Mewtwo. Considering he tends to keep situations like the one at Shamouti from going completely out of control on his own, it's a nickname that is well deserved.
- Wallace's supercharged Magikarp is nicknamed Hyperkarp.
- Arceus and the new Creation Trio are collectively called the God Squad.
- Deoxys from the Delta Episode is nicknamed Deoxys Bad Driver.
- He Also Did: Saphroneth also writes for The Infinite Loops.
- In Memoriam: Chapter 256 has a Johto contest rival for May that is a tribute to the author's grandmother, who had passed away only recently.
- Milestone Celebration:
- Chapter 100 contained the entirety of the 5th movie adaptation, when major events are normally split into multiple chapters.
- Chapter 150 features purely secondary characters and none of the main characters, dubbed as "Ashes Nowhere to be Seen"
- Chapter 151 has an appearance by Mew, which is the 151st Pokémon in the Pokédex.
- Chapter 200 is focused on various legendaries, including the early appearance of Manaphy.
- Chapter 250 contained the entirety of the 10th movie adaptation, much like Chapter 100 with the 5th movie.
- Official Fan-Submitted Content: There have been some suggestions from his Spacebattles readers that made it into the story. One example is Ash's Honedge. It had been considered a new OC Pokémon to add to the cast, but it was a reader that suggested it would come from a ceremonial sword Ash had received prior, considering the physics-defying stunts Ash pulled off with it.
- What Could Have Been: There are a lot of major and minor examples of plans changing either before or during the writing of a chapter, often due to either the situation working better in a different way, or fan-input on opinions. Examples include, but are not limited to the following:
- Team Flare was planned to be connected to Cyrus' plot. Dropped after Team Flare made an appearance in the anime.
- Zinnia was considered to make an appearance in the Destiny Deoxys adaptation, as foreshadowing the Delta Episode.
- An early version of the N buying Pokéballs scene had him purchasing a Master Ball, but readers on the Spacebattles forum objected to it, stating that N shouldn't have gotten a Master Ball from a normal shop, even if he did have the money to afford one.
- Zoey wasn't going to be one of the "remindable", due to the author's lack of knowledge regarding the character. He quickly pulled a Author's Saving Throw after being told by the readers on the SpaceBattles.com forums how a major part Zoey was in Dawn's character development.
- The human that became Ash's Honedge was originally named Kelly Burns, but Kelly was considered a bit to Anachronistic a name for a female knight that lived centuries ago. The reason Kelly was originally picked that it would be a rather ordinary name for a legendary weapon.
- Write What You Know: The author has geology knowledge, so he tends to write that in geologic matters come up in story. Ironically, in regards to this being a Pokémon fic about Cyrus causing the End Of The World, the author never did watch the Diamond and Pearl series.
Trivia / Ashes of the Past