Borne of Caution

by Fuggmann

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NOTE: Currently on Haitus. To return on or before 6/14/2021

An irritated Pokemon might tell you to stop what you're doing. An irritated animal will probably just attack you. Pokemon, for all their power, would be open books and a breeze to care for to any competent animal handler on Earth. After a fiery death, a professional zookeeper who never outgrew Pokemon games ends up in the world of Pokemon. The entire world is thrown onto its side.

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This made me feel so nostalgic

Reviewed at: Chapter 15

Well for starters I am no great fan of pokemon. Have watched the first 1-2 seasons like many kids of late 90's did but never watched again. 

Played some of the beginning Nintendo games like firered/emerald but no more. 

But man reading this story brought it all back. Plus as someone rightly said in one of the reviews, this is pokemon but with something more. Such great characterization, good background story, a respectful way of dealing with Lee's trauma, the distinct personalities of all the pokemons. This is really something amazing. Also loved what the author did with Vulpix abilities. What a way to make one of the original cute pokemons into a potential legendary. This was such an amazing read I just keep sighing in admiration, again and again. Vulpix really became my favourite pokemon now. Also just bought and installed various nds simulators and stormsilver roms to enjoy the games again. This story really brought all the nostalgic memories back. 

Easily one of the best I have read on Royalroad. Totally worth 5 stars! 


Not a pokemon fan, still like it

Reviewed at: Chapter 15

I haven't played any pokemon games, and only really seen a bit of the first show, but this story still really captured me.

It has some good charachter development, it's light hearted but still serious. And it makes me want to keep reading. Almost makes me want to play pokemon


Snorlax needs more chapters

Reviewed at: Chapter 15

Been hitting the refresh button like it will make a new chapter appear. Y'all need to give this story a try, I guarantee you're gonna love it. I recently became a patreon member and I normally do not take the time to review unless its a gem. The immersion is on point and you truly feel connected to the main character. The only bad thing is that the author is not updating every second. Sad

Dakota Mier

The Ultimate Story Of Ultimate Destiny

Reviewed at: Chapter 15

all im gonna say/ask/demand is that you don't give up this story, find an author to take over, take a year break and comeback to try again, or just look at it every time you go to write for a chance, but don't stop this masterpiece. i have this set as one of my weekly re-reads now. if it suddenly stops or worse, goes into that horrific coma known as hiatus, i may just cry. 


Really like the concept! As someone who likes Pokémon but really only fully know a couple gens, I found it fun to look up different Pokémon I don't remember.

I also really liked how alive the characters are.

the battles are awesome, well written, and have a good length

Written as of chapter 15 


To be the very best, like no one ever was!

Reviewed at: Chapter 15

Damn dude, you've made something pretty great.

I (like many) grew up with Pokémon. As an adult I still nerd out about it sometimes, but there has been little quality media that target the nostalgia and age of my generation. This right here is everything I wanted and more.

Style/Grammer: The writing is on point, the syntax is clear and precise lending to a nice flow. There are a few grammatical mistakes, but not enough to break immersion.

Story: The story is what I would expect from a Pokémon world with an added level of realism. Which can come off as comical at times. Plot points and characters from the anime and games are given depth and life. Only adding to the nostalgia trip.

Characters: This is where the story truly shines. The author has given so much life to the pseudo-animals and childish anime characters that we know while keeping in line with their motives and personalities. The original characters fit right in to the Pokémon world and story, even Lee for all his earthly origins. The characterss are believable, likable and most of all relatable. 

This story has made me laugh, cry, and smile on multiple occasions. Any story that lets me experience it along with the characters is a fucking masterpiece in my opinion.

In the 8+ years I've lurked on web fiction sites and forums this is the only review I've ever written, and maybe only the second comment I've ever made.

If you like Pokémon It's good, read it. If you could care less about Pokémon fuck you, but read it anyway it's an amazing story.


ive never read a fanfic before, but i can tell that this is one of the best. the fact that you can take only concepts and characters of one series, and make a completly new and exciting story bogles me.

the mc develops with the story, trying his gameknowledge to see if what he learnt cna be used in 'real life'. 

theres always some kind of explanation to why he finds thing others did not (as far as i saw atleast) and he always stays human, without turning into a know-it-all boring mc

i highly recommend this to people who love pokemon, and people like me, who has a tab up at all times, to search up the pokemon so you know what theyre talking about without accidentaly mixing up growlithe and groudon. 


I only ended up reading this because it showed up in the Best Rated section in spite of being a Pokemon fic. Not only are fics rare in the Best Rated section here, good Pokemon fics are rare as hen's teeth just about anywhere. I have to say, at the time of writing this review it has managed to make it into the top 5 Best Rated stories, and it definitely deserves the position.


The style is excellent, the details given make the story come alive in ways few authors can manage properly, and honestly I really like the sections from other people's POV. Seeing what others think of the MC even while maintaining a narrative focused on them is nice.

Grammar is exemplary, I have seen no issues there. Not much else to say on that end, it's the sort of thing that you only really notice if there are issues after all.

The Story itself is engaging and makes me constantly want to see the next chapter, even when it just finished punching you in the feels. Granted I don't exactly like the more PTSD styled bits (I read in part to escape my own issues, and seeing that is almost too real) but they're handled well enough and the story is good enough that they aren't putting me off.

And Characters, not many people can pull off having pokemon as full characters in their own right without just letting them talk, this story manages that and more. They manage to be just as expressive and interesting as the human characters, and in this story that's saying something.


All in all this story is among the best and I can't wait for more.


Pull at my heartstrings why don’t you

Reviewed at: Chapter 18

I love this so much. Pokémon is great, but what makes this so great is how the MC interacts with the people and Pokémon within this world. He's down to earth, a bit of a nerd, and cares. He isn't perfect or OP but has his strengths. That strength being that he develops his relationship with his Pokémon by respecting them and, in turn, earning their trust. I know it doesn't sound like a crazy superpower, and it isn't, but it's powerful in a different way. You'll see when you read it. It's marvelous, go read it, you'll love it.

Style - descriptive, paints clear pictures, love how it's imbued with distinct personality depending on the narrating voice.

Story - clear character motivations, fun world-building, and it's super interesting to see how the mechanics of gyms, labs, and being a Pokémon trainer work

Grammar - nothing that pulls you out of the story, so great

Character - our MC's character is clear and well portrayed. Each side character has their distinguishing traits, personalities, and motivations. I wish there were a little more about his travel friends, but it makes sense since he hasn't had the time to really get to know them personally.


I really hate it. Why? That's quite easy... It is just too good for me. It have too little chapters and is updated too slowly. Because of that I'm checking RoyalRoad every hour if there is new chapter of this story. I already checked 5! times if I really followed it because I was afraid that I missed a chapter... This is just pure torture for me! I need MOARRRR!!!