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PMD: Another Perspective is a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fan webcomic by MRZoet. It is based on the Rescue Team games.

An unnamed Team Rocket grunt is sent on a mission into a world where only Pokémon exist. She wakes up as a shiny Purrloin and is found by a young Cyndaquil. Now she has to make sense of the world she's visiting and complete her mission within five months, lest she be stuck there permanently.

The comic is hosted on ComicFury and the artist's DeviantArt account. The ComicFury version can be found here and the DeviantArt version here.

Tropes found in Another Perspective include:

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal:
    • Blazy the Cyndaquil wears a bandana around her neck.
    • Purry wears her Rocket backpack and hat after she retrieves them from the depths of Tiny Woods. She drops them off at Kangaskhan Storage to get altered shortly afterward because they're still human-sized and consequently a bit too big for her to wear without them falling off.
    • The shiny Zorua is seen wearing an orange bandanna.
  • Adapted Out: The mother Butterfree and baby Caterpie from Rescue Team, along with the fissure that the latter falls in, don't appear at all. Instead, the motivation for the protagonists to enter Tiny Woods is the Rocket grunt's bag getting left behind there when Blazy initially rescued her.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Invoked with the appearance of the shiny Zorua. Purry notes that aside from herself the Zorua is the only shiny or/and Unovan Pokémon she's seen, and wonders if she's another Rocket agent.
  • Cats Are Mean: Purrloin, the Pokémon that the Rocket grunt becomes, is feline in appearance. She doesn't bother hiding her opinion that Pokémon are tools, and shoves Blazy into the path of an attacking Pidgeotto after telling her to not dodge its attacks. While she does this to activate Blazy's Blaze ability and make her Ember attack stronger, she doesn't explain why until after pushing the Cyndaquil.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Purry is well aware of type matchups and beneficial abilities, and does not hesitate to exploit them to her advantage. She'll even let others get hurt in order to produce results.
  • Dark Is Evil: The Rocket grunt becomes the Dark-type Purrloin during her mission to the world of Pokémon, and she retains her mindset that Pokémon exist primarily for Team Rocket to profit off of.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Early on, Blazy comes up with "Purry" as a nickname for the Rocket grunt. While mentions of the nickname initially prompt her to react with hostility, she decides to go by it to attract less attention.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Strewn about in the clearing with Purry's bag is the clothing she was wearing when she entered the portal. Blazy holds up a pair of panties with a Meowth's face on them and starts asking what it is, only for Purry to snatch them away and hide them behind her back while blushing.
  • Interdimensional Travel Device: Team Rocket has invented a machine that creates a portal to a world where only Pokémon exist. They plan on using it to abduct rare Pokémon from the other world and sell them for profit.
  • Lecture as Exposition: Several early pages have Blazy explaining how dungeons work to Purry. The author's note on the first such page lampshades the phenomena as a "mandatory page where character explains how basic stuff works".
  • Naïve Newcomer: Zig-Zagged with Purry, who has just arrived in the world of Pokémon for her mission. While she has a lot of knowledge on how battles work and knew she'd turn into a Pokémon beforehand, she lacks information on how various things in the new world work, like rescue team badges. She also doesn't know about the presence of towns or the existence of Mystery Dungeons until Blazy mentions them.
  • The Nicknamer: In light of the Rocket grunt refusing to say what her name is and telling her she's a Purrloin, Blazy the Cyndaquil decides to call her "Purry". The grunt reacts... negatively to the nickname.
  • No Name Given: The Rocket grunt refuses to reveal her name to anyone. When asked, she instead gives out her designation of G-509. Blazy the Cyndaquil gets around this by referring to her as "Purry".
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: The Rocket grunt's initial response to her nickname of "Purry" is "DON'T. YOU. DARE.", coupled with glaring and her fur puffing up.
  • Race Against the Clock: The Rocket grunt has to finish her mission within five months, otherwise she won't be able to return to her original world.
  • The Rant: The author's notes contain commentary about what's going on in the page it's below, as well as the author's musings about their upload schedule.
  • The Smart Guy: Purry is well-versed in Pokémon knowledge, including the moves they know and their stats; in her mind, it's the reason she was chosen for the mission. She uses this knowledge to help Blazy fight effectively.
  • Unsound Effect:
    • The prologue has "Grab" and "Puts on" for the Rocket grunt's backpack.
    • When attacks are used, their names are written as sound effects.
  • Villain Protagonist: The main character is a member of Team Rocket who was sent into the world of Pokémon by the organization to complete some sort of mission.
  • Violation of Common Sense: While fighting a Pidgeotto, Purry tells Blazy not to dodge its attacks so her Blaze ability can activate and make her Ember attack stronger. Blazy refuses to do so, mainly because Purry doesn't initially explain why she's telling her to stand still. Purry doesn't explain her plan until after pushing Blazy into the path of the Pidgeotto's Quick Attack.
    Purry: I told you not to dodge!
    Blazy: I'm not gonna let myself get hit on purpose!