It’s the first Tuesday of 2021 so it’s time for Crossroads Comics!
This week we’re taking a look at the comic, Pocket Space, by WildfireWhim. Pocket Space is a FireRed Gijinka styled nuzlocke, which on its own is cool because the number of gijinka themed Pokémon comics hasn’t been as numerous as in years past, so it’s always nice to see new ones on the rise. The story follows Bobby and her team as they take on the Kanto League through a pocket dimension established by the infamous Red. The pocket dimension is actually a very interesting and unique concept for the worldbuilding of this story that is part of what makes it unique and interesting.
The pocket dimension serves as the setting and explanation as to how gijinkas exist in the world of Pocket Space. When humans enter the pocket dimension, some of them are assigned Pokémon species which dictate what moves and abilities they’ll have throughout their league challenge. In addition, if a person is too severally hurt or damage during a fight, they will be ejected from the pocket dimension to prevent further damage though. Interesting to note is that not every human is assigned a Pokémon based role, with the case and point being Bobby, who is just a normal human that works as the leader of the league team. That’s not to say she doesn’t have her own role though, which her special set of gloves allowing her to view the stats of the gijinkas under her command and give them guidance throughout league battles. This whole concept makes Pocket Space very unique from a lot of the gijinka comics out there, especially with how it’s executed it in story thus far. There’s been glitches and other aspects of it all that overall make the story very interesting to follow.
The character designs for this story are also very well done. I really like the concept that instead of the gijinkas’ clothes changing right away after they evolve, once they reach the nearest Pokémon Center they’re able to choose what outfit they want to wear based on certain options. I also really like that the main character has vitiligo, since it’s something you don’t really see in comics a lot, especially not in main characters. While story wise we’re still rather early on, as the comic is only at the second gym, there’s definitely been a lot of set up when it comes to the overarching plot and main villains of the story, and while I won’t say what they are so I don’t give away any spoilers, it’ll be very satisfying and exciting to see where all the setup leads to.
You can read Pocket Space over on Deviantart, Tumblr, ComicFury, and the Nuz Forums. You can find all of these links and more on the official table of contents. In addition, if you want to support the creator, consider following them on Deviantart, Instagram, Tumblr, or Twitter.
And without further ado, let’s check out the rest of this week’s lineup!
PMD: Explorers of Life Let’s hope this actually works.
PMD: Rangers of Sky Seems like this chapter will be coming to a close soon.
Pokémon Rising Shadows They’re back with the first page of chapter 12!
Pokémon: Team Buckshot Yeah this seems like a plan where nothing could go wrong.
Renegade’s Redemption What do they see?
Shinka: The Last Eevee Something seems off here.
The Shaymin Café Vetle and Chicory share their favorite parts of the festival thus far.
The Spaced Out Rangers Wait and watch seems like the best course of action.
Champion’s Mercy Seems our champion isn’t much of a politician.
Into the Oblivion Chapter 1 begin!
PMD: Alliance Oof that’s awkward.
PMD: Fragmented Souls The plot thickens.
PMD: Hanging in the Balance He did it!
PMD: On Borrowed Time Yeah this isn’t going great.
The Caretaker Back! Back I say! Back!
The Essence of Being Baby’s first swear word.
The Legend of Incineroar This is not looking good for the home team.
After the Ashes Now who are all these people?
Change of Pace I guess by go, Skye meant “die”.
Golden Sun It’s Buizel!
JojoDear I’d definitely believe this is exactly how that conversation went.
PMD: Adventures of Team Sunflower Wonder who they’re talking to.
PMD: Keepers of Light Ah yes, a PMD staple, creepy dreams.
PMD: Turncoats Sly whatcha thinking there, buddy?
Pocket Space Gym badge, and girlfriend, get!
Trick of the Night Let’s talk about constellations!
Almost Empty Signy is so cute!!
Ask Another Clone I wonder who that is…
Ask the Isle Man the magi sound like very interesting characters.
Blades of Furry The world is full of surprises.
Crewel Intentions Yuko did so well on their outfits even with the time crunch!
Floating On Always with the favors.
Genesis: A Gijinka Story Glad to see they still don’t like each other. Perhaps V will help them bond.
Neverland Faerai Ugh man I feel for them, that’s gotta suck!
Steven AUniverse: Ask WhitePearl and Steven Oh man that was intense! I hope everyone is alright.