This thread is for the Pokemon section of the Infinite Loops Fanfiction series. Here are the basic mechanics of the series, copy pasted from the fifth MLP loops thread One person in a Loop, often the main character, is an Anchor. They are the person who first starts time looping. There is always at least one Anchor present in a given Time Loop snippet, though it may not be the local one. The standard pattern for a loop is that the Anchor (and whoever else is Looping there) come to awareness in a loop at a particular point in the story. From there, events will play out as influenced by the Loopers present, acting with the benefit of their foreknowledge, until either a predetermined end point is reached or all the Loopers have copped it. To be Awake is to be aware of the time loops (that is, to have gone back in time this time.) The Anchor is the only character guaranteed to be Awake. Even after others have started looping, it is mostly random as to whether they will be Awake this particular loop. Crossovers, fusions, and alternate pasts can also take place. It is perfectly possible, for example, to have the characters Awaken into a loop which conforms to a fanfic universe rather than reality. Loops do not have to be in chronological order, but it is strongly preferred that they not require a mutually contradictory order (where A must be before B and B must be before A.) Just about every Looper is very, very stir crazy. There are 3 main Pokemon Loops: The Anime: Anchor is Ash's Pikachu, with current Loopers being Ash, Misty, Brock, Charizard, Corsola, May, Max, Professor Oak, Delia Ketchum, Dawn, Tracey, Mewtwo, Gary Oak, Gary's Blastoise, and Infernape. Pokemon Special, the Manga: Anchor is Red, with current Loopers (as far as I'm aware) being Black, Gold, Sapphire, Saur, Poli, Pika, and Yellow. Mystery Dungeon: These are a segment of Linked Loops. MD1, the Rescue Team games, are Anchored by Squirtle, with Charmander and Chikorita the only current Loopers. MD2, Explorers, is Anchored by Chimchar, with the only other current Looper being Piplup. Gates to Infinity is Anchored by Oshawott, and the other Loopers are the local Pikachu and Emolga. Special Exception: N is Looping from the Games and bounces between the Anime and Manga.