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Poke Quest is a Pokémon comic with a twist: The storylines and characters are all decided by anonymous posters on 4chan's Pokemon board. An artist, named "Questy", draws their suggestions and acts as a dungeon master for the series. Due to the sheer number of "writers" and the nature of /vp/, the storylines are invariably chaotic and insane.

  • Pokequest is a very loose retelling of Pokémon XD starring Jovi, the sister of the game's protagonist Michael (christened "DICKS" by /vp/). She is on a quest to prevent Shadow Mewtwo and Team Cypher for taking over the world, with the help of Wes, a secret society of celebrities named "Bill", Roxie, and a relentlessly punny dog named "Comedy Dog". But mostly her own fists.
  • Pokequest 2 relocates to Unova, and due to /vp/ adding too much lore too quickly, is a story about Fairy-type Pokemon from Kalos trying to take over the world using a Holy Grail, while battling a secret society of bird Pokemon headed by Nate, with Colress harnessing the power of Pokemon fusion for nefarious ends. Starring "a manly man named Onii-chan", the rivals from Black & White, Sawk & Throh puppets, Comedy Dog again, Wii Fit Trainer, Lenora, and a cripplingly socially awkward version of N.
  • Pokequest: Cat Edition, a shorter story about a Skitty trying to find her special talent.
  • Slowquest, a series of one-off comics about a Slowpoke owned by "Professor Ginkgo". Always ends with the world getting destroyed.

All these quests provides example of:

  • Once an Episode: Roxie appears in every quest, somehow, with increasingly inexplicable contrivances.
  • Secret Legacy: The children of Nobunaga are Jovi, [DICKS], and Onii-chan.
  • Verbal Ticked: Comedy Dog's Pun-making is so frequent he can no longer stop, even in very sad situations. The only time he stops making puns is when he starts bleeding from the eyes upon witnessing the creation of Cat-King
  • Violence Really Is the Answer: All characters may just resort to punching out their problems at any moment.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: The nature of how the stories are made means that plot points are dropped and brought up again without provocation.

Poke Quest provides examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: For the sister of the protagonist of XD.
  • After the End: About halfway through the story Mewtwo destroys everything, and Jovi wakes up from a 20-year stasis.
  • Ascended Extra: Groundson, who appears briefly in the first half of the Quest, becomes part of the resistance in the second half.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: All of the Gym Leaders, such as Dr. Light, Dr. Wily, and Roxie. Some Pokemon too, due to Team Cipher being a major antagonistic force and creating Shadow Pokemon all the time.
  • Brown Note: Groundson's old glitchy Rhydon, who being near to causes people to get sick and die.
    • Later, Shadow Mewfour.
  • Campfire Character Exploration: In it most of the characters disguise their backstories as scary stories. Except for Comedy Dog, who uses his story to set up another bad pun.
  • Colossus Climb: Jovi does this to defeat Ultra-Megakarpzord, since she gets tired of the thing doing another fusion every time she does a fusion of her own- by the end of the match, Megakarpzord consists of 6 magikarp, a Mechatyranizord, and a Taitropius.
  • Comically Serious: Wes tries his hardest to be serious at all times, but he just loses it when Jovi insults him too much.
  • Cute Bruiser: Jovi. In the early stages of her journey, her first inclination of any problem is to beat it up.
  • Devolution Device: One of the villains is a scientist obsessed with keeping Pokemon smol and unevolved.
  • Distant Epilogue: Jovi and Roxie get married!
  • Dungeon Bypass: Jovi gets past Mount Battle by climbing around the underside of platforms so she won't have to battle anyone.
  • Face Your Fears: What Victory Road now does to you. However, only half the team actually do so, two members actually don't realize they are being tested, one has no fear, and a fourth one fails.
  • Giant Foot of Stomping: One of Jovi's Pokemon, Jonathan, is just a pink blob in various forms of footwear that specializes in this.
  • Giftedly Bad: The Poke Flute can normally be used to purify a Shadow Pokemon. Jovi is so bad at playing the flute that her Pokemon's hearts become more vile and closed than before.
  • Flying Seafood Special: One of DICKS's Pokemon, the Flying Sharpedo with Laser Eyes and a Chainsaw for a Dick.
  • Fusion Dance: All the time: Wes's Umbreon and Espeon are fused to for Umbrespeon, Plusle and Minun fuse to form Pramainun, and DICKS and Deoxys fuse to from Dicksoxys. Dicksoxys fuses with Jovi's Golurk to form Eva-Volurkoxsys to fight Unit-01 at Tokyo-3. At the Elite Four, Fisherman Andrew sends out Six Magikarp to fuse into Megakarp Zord.
  • Hero of Another Story: Turns out, DICKS really was the same hero from Pokemon XD, but became an idiot after a headbanging accident.
    • Jovi's evil twin Jobi leaves her fight agaiinst the other to have wacky adventures on the Trozei region.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In an early update, Jovi is utterly stunned upon seeing Munchlax, and accuses it of not being a real Pokémon, since it's not in the Orre Pokédex. This is then loudly agreed on by Albersnatch, which isn't in any Pokédex.
  • Implausible Deniability:
    Jovi: Did you just shoot eye beams?
    Wes: What, no! Wes does not have eye beams!
  • I Lied: Jovi goes into Solid Snake's gym expecting a normal type gym leader, since that's what the sign says outside, and the room is a giant White Void Room. As it turns out, it's a Steel Type gym.
  • Look Behind You: When Wes needs to shoot a horde of Durants without revealing his eye beams:
    Allies, Look! I, Wes, Have seen something, and wish for you to observe it as well! It is over there, in the direction I am currently pointing with my finger! It is a very strange and unusual thing, and I am certain that all of you would be interested, but it may disappear at any moment, and I do not have adequate time to describe it to you in detail. It is possible that you may be able to see it now with your peripheral vision, but you should turn around so that you eyes are aimed in the direction that I am pointing that you might behold it, trust in me, your friend, Wes, for I am an honorable individual!
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Albersnatch, one of Jovi's Pokemon, pukes blood to attack.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: All over the place, due to the anything-goes nature of the Quest, but even then, Albersnatch stands out. Due to not being a real Pokémon and having no clear theme to its skillset or design, its moves, typing, ability, and evolutions change from update to update. At one point, even the Quest itself muses that it has no idea what type it is.
  • Odd Name Out: The Hexagon Brothers manage this even as the last name still fits their Theme Naming: Blusix, Browsix, Yellosix, Greesix, Purpsix, and Pinky.
  • One-Steve Limit: parodied with a secret council of floating heads of people named Bill.
  • Mushroom Samba: Miror B.'s Pokemon, Tumontilo, the Jamaican peyote Pokémon, uses this as an attack. It makes Jovi imagine that her egg hatched into Exeggcute, a Pokémon that consists of six more eggs.
  • Pietà Plagiarism When Minun defeats Shadow Plusle, he grows a humanslike body and robe specifically to do so.
  • Prehensile Hair: Fredricho/Beardchops/Beardlord gets to use its moustache/beard as an extra limb.
  • Rules Lawyer: Smogon, a forced evlution of Weezing, and later Smogon's second forced evolution. He is an extremely powerful opponent that can shut down the opposing team by imposing various arbitrary clauses onto battle.
    Jovi: Go! Alberfly!
    Ubergon: Haven't you heard? Alberfly went up a tier. He's too powerful for standards. [removes from game]
    • Cory in the House's Serebii is also one, to use Coro-Coro leaks to justify why she has a new, overpowered ability.
      Serebii: Serebii's new Dream World ability, Ultra Leaf, compensates for fire weakness, among other effects. Coro-Coro scans indicate a first quarter distribution, in celebration of the 24-and-a-halfth birthday of the man who served as the inspiration for Probopass.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: As it turns out, Wes's constant reminding others of his name is this.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Defog is a normally useless move that can defeat anyone wearing glasses instandly, by fogging up their glasses
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Albersnatch, the iguana-turtle.
  • Stone Wall: Lovrina's battle strategy. To that end, her two best pokemon are Blissey and Milotic.
  • Touched by Vorlons: DICKS, by a Deoxys. Also Wes.
  • Verbal Tic: Wes keeps reminding people of his name, in various, increasingly unnecessary and lengthy ways.
    Wes: I'm Wes.
  • White Void Room: Solid Snake's gym is just a giant null space. There are thing's in there, but the curious lighting, and the fact that everything in the white room is also white, makes it impossible to see.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Jovi suplexes a train.

Poke Quest 2 provides examples of:

  • Bus Crash: Leonora appears after a long abscence only to be killed by Cat-King.
  • Bigger Is Better: All of Onii-chan's Pokemon are extremely large. He is in fact offended by accidentally coming into the ownership of a Chatot, and is dissapointed that his Tropius is only dinosaur-sized.
  • Chain of Deals: A large, quest-spanning one, which is a ripoff of the Chain of Deals from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The end result is a magnifying glass which lets them read a letter they had since the start of the quest that just calls them all gay.
  • Chained Heat: N handcuffs himself to Bianca for protection. He can slip out of them whenever he wants, but Bianca's stuck. Mozart eventually cuts the handcuffs near the end of the quest.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Nii-chan, who lives in exactly the opposite side of the world from Onii-chan. While Onii-Chan only uses extremely large Pokemon, Nii-chan only uses extremely tiny Pokemon.
  • Foil: In contrast to last adventure's Flamboyantly Homosexual Ho-Oh, here we have Adamantly Heterosexual Lugia.
    Lugia: I like girls!
  • Game-Breaking Bug: When everybody floats into space on accident without the Fly HM
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: A Zoarark attempts this on Onii-chan when his friends accidentally leave him for dead, but she's far too much of an Abhorrent Admirer and has too much of an obsession with a bowl of boiled eggs for it to work.
    Zoarark: You have to eat all the eggs.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Oniichan vs. Mankey, who gets possessed by Fairies.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Sawk and Throh give their ilves to protect [AZ] and Cheren. They are forgotten within seven panels when [AZ] gets confused by that fact that he has hand puppets, meaning they still have four party members.
  • Frozen Face: Characters will periodically get stuck with stupid faces at the behest of the command givers.
  • Klingon Promotion: Whoever kills the Fairy Queen becomes the now Fairy Queen. Juniper exploits this by telling the rest of the group not to kill Fairy Queen Valerie, since she can be saved... and then shooting her at last second so she can become all powerful
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: As a counterpart to the previous quest's Flamboyant Ho-Oh, here we have Very Heterosexual Lugia.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Succubus is introduced by trapping two of the heroes in an illusion. Once the illusion is broken, she joins the group.
  • Lazy Backup: Only 6 people can be in the traveling party at one time, which is why Leonora, Sawk, and Throh eventually leave the group, only to come back later when there are gaps in the party.
  • LEGO Genetics: Colress's DNA splicers allow for two Pokémon to fuse together.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Comedy Dog. Also, The entirety of Onii-chan's home town turns out to all be alive, long after he's begun his quest to get revenge because of ther deaths. Also, Onii-chan himself at one point.
  • Noodle Incident:
    AZ: Last time I went to Vegas I ended up accidentally marrying my own daughter.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: Jovi appears, and she is Unova Champion.
  • Rogue Protagonist: Nate from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 is evil here because he's the least liked protagonsist.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The Chain of Deals that starts near the start of the quest and lasts throughout it ends up unlocking a box with a letter calling Onii-chan gay.
  • Spirit Bomb: Onii-chan tries to use this against the final boss. It doesn't work, because a majority of the world is rooting for him to lose..
  • This Is My Human: The roles of Pokemon and Trainers in this world are extremely fuzzy. For starter's one of Onii-chan's friends is a Mankey (replacing Cheren) who's starting Pokemon is Wii Fit Trainer.
  • Those Two Guys: Sawk and Throh. They're modeled after Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street
  • The Virus: When Adoricat uses Wublykish on Duck kite, Duck kite becomes anoher Adoricat. Funkybird becomes another Adoricat, and the three fuses into an adorable gelatanous monstrosity known as Cat-king.'
  • Time Stands Still: The first boss, Dio Brando and his Whirlipede's signature move, ZA WHIRL.
  • Too Much Information: When Onii-chan's mom and Prof. Juniper turn out to be alive in an underground bunker, she mentions that they've spent the entire time talking about their periods.

Poke Quest cat edition provides examples of:

His purpose is to use Thunder Wave against Ground-type Pokemon, even if they don't deserve it
  • Mundane Wish: Skitty's first wish is for the hat that the cat from the Cat in the Hat wears.
  • No-Sell: The Monster is immune to Electric-type attacks.
  • Sixth Ranger: A Shinx joins Spitty's friends just before the end of the quest.
  • Straight Gay: Glameow's purpose in life is "To be the gayest Cat Pokemon in the world."
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The Monster, who is terrorizing a village of cats, is deathly allergic to cats. Whoops!
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Skitty's carpet that she got from Robin Williams is made by a person called Loblolly. Skitty thinks its a dumb name.

Slow Quest provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Father Gingko hates his son for being a nerd. Similarily, Slowpoke's dad Slowbro hates his son for not being a bro.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: F-00, the robot with a human heart. After Slowpoke stabs a camera in front of him(showing that violence against robots is A-OK), brings him to a red light district (showing that robots are made for sex) and shows him the joy of gallon smashing (showing living things to be dumb) he decides to destroy humanity.
  • Geek Physiques: Unlike the professors in the games, Prof. Gingko is very fat and boorish, with poor hygene.
  • Magic Versus Science: When Prof. Gingko discovers Arceus, God of Pokemon, he immediately assumes that it is the greatest discovery in the history of mankind. Unfortunately, doing so makes him a pariah in the scientific community since they are all atheists.
  • Running Gag: Gingko calls Slowpoke by a different name every time.