- Animation Age Ghetto: Inverted, it's the FIRST official manga based off the anime, and pretty much a Shounen approach.
- Broken Base: The Fanservice (and its censoring) and Rocketshipping becoming canon have all led to this series being a touchy subject with the fandom.
- Best Known for the Fanservice: Nevermind the nice art or interesting take on the anime, everyone only discusses the female fanservice.
- Fetish Retardant:
- The famous bath scene in the uncensored version is impossible to take seriously when Misty states that she wants her breasts to evolve.
- Then there's the fact that there a lot of cheesecake of Misty despite the fact she's 12 years old in the comic.
- Foe Yay: For bending variant, lets just say plenty of them.
- It Was His Sled: The manga ends with Jessie and James reformed, married, and expecting. It's a twist but the ending is one of the most discussed parts of the manga.
- Moral Event Horizon: The Black Fog eating souls of people and Pokemon alike for many years makes it break this all the way into the past. In present day it breaks this through its Establishing Character Moment by putting Sabrina in a coma.
- No Yay: Bill and Professor Oak.
- Periphery Demographic: Well, despite the Hotter and Sexier status, it's a rich mine for Pokéshipping and especially Rocketshipping.
- Signature Scene:
- Misty's Swimsuit Scene from her Gym Battle against Ash.
- Ash and Richie's vicious, out-of-control Charizard duel.
- The ending page that shows Jessie and James together and expecting.
- Values Dissonance: Much of the fan-service is of a twelve-year old. The official translations censored it, but they couldn't complete whitewash the jokes.
- What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The uncensored edition of this shonen manga's artwork was done by a hentai artist, turning something that is a TY-Y show at first straight into a full on Ecchi. All the characters have huge busts and is shown off frequently, most female characters show off lots of cleavage or Underboobs. There's also a bath scene where Misty is shown to start playing with her breasts such as massaging herself so she could get them larger and this was just a scheme made by Ash so Ash could perv on her. Ash is also a Lovable Sex Maniac. It also doesn't mind hiding the brutality of Pokemon battles with a couple of fights sporting high amounts of blood including the last battle. Needless to say this uncensored version is very adult despite it being a Pokemon manga. That said, the main one that was sold censored doesn't count as this, though it still has more graphic stuff than the typical Pokemon anime and games.
YMMV / The Electric Tale of Pikachu