The world of Pokemon is at once fantastical and deeply sad - there is so much about it that is amazing and filled with wonder, and so much of it that hints at a strange darkness that lurks just beneath the surface. Maybe that's why it's such a ripe source for emotion-filled comics on the internet - and if none of these comics make you tear up a little, we'll be surprised...

1. Phantump and Banette by beelzebumons

The Pokedex entries for Phantump and Banette read:

Banette - A doll that became a Pokémon over its grudge from being junked. It seeks the child that disowned it.

Phantump - According to old tales, these Pokémon are stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died while lost in the forest.

For more from Beelzebumons and info on commissions, click here!

2. What Happens by projectTiger

For more art and info on commissions from allprojectTiger, click here!

3. You Are My Sunshine by Kanesha Bryant

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4. The Secret of Bonemerang by 人畜無害

5. Father by 真吉 (translation by groovyyoung)

6. Mimikyu's Halloween Story by finalsmashcomic

For more, check out Final Smash!

7. Letters To An Absent Father by Maré Odomo

Check out the rest of the series here - and support Maré Odomo on Patreon here.