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Webcomic / Mokepon

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Atty has Richard Hammond at home waiting for him.

Moképon is a witty Affectionate Parody webcomic of the Pokémon Red and Blue games, though it also frequently parodies and references the Pokémon anime, and one of the most popular comics on Smack Jeeves.

It begins the adventure of an unenthusiastic trainer named Atticus Brent being kicked out by his mother for being unwilling to partake in the wonderful world of Pokémon and is forced onto his journey by her. After being given his Charmander ('affectionately' nicknamed Dragonthing) by a worryingly senile Professor Oak, he finds himself slowly sucked into the world of Pokémon. Though he's all too aware that a lot of it doesn't make sense.

This comic has examples of the following tropes:

  • Black Humor:
    • What does happen to the starter you don't choose? It goes to the waste disposal.
    • The Pidgey incident.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • When Prof. Oak starts reciting the speech from Pokémon Snap, Atticus points out its the 'wrong game'.
    • Atticus tries to watch Top Gear in Pewter City's Pokémon Center and is surprised to learn that he's somehow missed about 3 1/2 years worth of episodes in the time since he left on his adventure.
    • George threatens to "b button" Atticus if he evolves Dragonthing.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: It's easy to miss, but Thaddeus and Trixabelle can be seen on a wanted poster way before they appear in Viridian Forest.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Dragonthing attacks Ricardo's Caterpie while the guy is in the middle of boasting about the friendship between him and his Pokémon.
  • Elle has a lampshaded resemblance to Mello.
  • Eye Scream: About half of the comments on this comic were something along the lines of "Ouch, tree in eye looks painful." note 
  • Flash Forward: More of an example for the world itself rather than specific characters. Judging by bits of dialogue and imagery in the beginning, and assuming that it takes place in 2009, then this comic takes place around 18 years after the anime, where it's implied that Ash is dead and stated that Gary Oak is missing and presumed dead.
  • Heroic BSoD: Poor Professor Oak has pretty much gone insane since Gary went missing and was presumed dead.
  • Hidden Depths: Atticus is actually very talented at drawing.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Atticus' battle against the masked man was pretty obviously hopeless from the start.
  • Imagine Spot: Twice in Chapter Three, when poor Dragonthing first imagines Atticus having the worst possible reaction to its Subverted Awesomeness and an extremely unrealistic outcome to it taking on Feraligatr.
  • Jerkass:
    • Kahn's friends, who express relief over him leaving behind his back.
    • Atticus starts out as this, but the aftermath of his second battle shows he has a well hidden soft spot for Dragonthing.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In a way, Atticus is this to the Pokémon universe. On his first day he burned down Viridian Forest. One can only imagine what will come next.
  • Oh, Crap!: Atticus and Dragonthing get a good one when they see the Beedrills and Butterfrees flying towards them.
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: Lampshaded by Bug Catcher Ricardo, who wonders if it's the fact that he only uses Bug Pokémon that leads to him being defeated so many times.
  • Retirony: Mentioned by one character when he jokes that a burned-down forest was 'just three weeks away from retirement'.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: George spends ages in Viridian Forest, looking for Pikachu. When she finally finds one, Atticus casually strolls by and catches it, barely breaking stride. Luckily, she doesn't really seem to mind.