Pokemon-Tracey

-IN DEFENSE OF TRACEY SKETCHIT-
By tumblr user imsopopfly

Tracey was submitted to this blog three years ago and, though I have searched, I have not found a single defense of him on this blog. As he is among my top three favorite Pokemon characters I could not let things stay this way even if I am not so good at this whole ‘defense’ thing. So let’s go through the reasons.

1. Replaced Brock.
 While Brock was a popular character and I can understand people INITIALLY disliking Tracey for that reason, I think it’s kind of silly that the fandom never got over it and still really dislikes Tracey over this. I mean, the fandom had a similar reaction to May when she replaced Misty, but she eventually ended up popular. Much later on, Cilan replaced Brock and he never recieved the backlash that Tracey did. Being angry at the people who made the show for replacing Brock, that I understand. But it makes no sense to hate a character who did nothing wrong just because he happens to be the temporary successor to a character that is better liked.

2. Boring
I don’t understand this at all. Tracey isn’t boring. He is this silly, adorable, excitable absolute NERD. He has a really clear passion for both art and for observing and learning about Pokemon, and that passion is infectious. He gets super excited over things and it is way cute. And that passion and excitement manages to get him in trouble a lot (shocked silly by Pikachu, charged at by an angry rhyhorn, etc), and for some reason he doesnt even mind. He is just this big sweet dork and why anyone would not want to watch him dork around is beyond me. He also has such a dumb sense of humor and I just love it. And I mean, he’s an artist. This is more of a personal thing for me but like, heck if I was in the pokemon world all I would want to do is watch pokemon and draw them all day. It was really important to me to see a character like that in the show, and honestly I think a lot of young artists my age who got their start drawing pokemon might just have felt the same way.
On top of that he is just. Such a sweetheart. Like if I had to choose to be actual IRL friends with any character from the pokemon show, it would be Tracey. Tracey would make the best friend ever.

3. Lacked any backstory or substance
I would disagree with the ‘lacked substance’ thing. He had a dream, a clear motivation. And he gets some okay character development throughout the show, though it mostly only pertained to his role as a pokemon watcher. As for backstory, I agree he didn’t have much of one, but you have to remember they got rid of him and stuck him on the sidelines after one season–and a season that was shorter than the others at that–and why? Because the fans wanted Brock back. Because everyone was upset. So Brock came back. Not that that’s a bad thing, Brock is great, but this means Tracey didnt have much time to develop a backstory because as a show Pokemon moves hella slow when it comes to character development. Most of the main characters took a while to get as well-developed as they are, and Tracey is the only main character who was only a main character for a single season as far as I know. Now I admit they could have at least tried to give him some tiny bit of backstory, but hey. You don’t necessarily need to know anything about a character’s past or where they came from for them to be a decent character.

So yeah, in conclusion Tracey is a big adorable loveable dork who doesn’t really deserve as much hate as he gets.

Which Pokemon character are you? (Bold what applies)

Which Pokemon character are you? (Bold what applies)

Ash

You have a clear life goal in mind.
You wear a lot of hats.
Your pet is very special to you.
You have a lot of friends.
You can easily name your mortal enemies.
You don’t change much.
You are very determined.
You tend to be romantically oblivious.
Your parents are embarrassing.
You like to travel.

Misty

You have a quick temper.
You’re a redhead.
You love swimming.

Your siblings are annoying.
You tend to hold grudges.
You are very maternal.
You have a huge phobia.
You really hate bugs.
You have a soft side.

You want to master a skill.

Brock

You are the voice of reason in your group of friends.
You have bad eyesight.

You don’t talk about your personal life much.
You like to cook.

You’re very flirtatious.
You have a LOT of siblings.
You desperately want to be in a relationship.
You are quite wise
.
You love nature.

Your friends are all younger than you.

Tracey

You like to draw.
You are very observant.

You idolise someone.
You like people-watching.

You’re a bit of a matchmaker.
You’re quite tall.
You like peace and quiet.

You are creative.
You don’t like to stay in one place for too long.
You are passive about conflict.

May

You want to see the world.
You are kind of clumsy.

You can be overconfident at times.
You have a friendly feud with someone.
You’re a bit ditzy.
You have a younger sibling.
You love beautiful things.
You are a sore loser.
You look to your friends for guidance and support.

You really love food.

Max

You wear glasses.
You’re very short.
You are a bit of a know-it-all.
You have an older sibling.
You can be kind of childish at times.
You want to be one of the greats one day.
You look up to many people.

You like solving problems.
People call you cute all the time.
You don’t like to do things alone.

Dawn

You love fashion.
You have huge dreams.
You doubt yourself a lot.

You high five your friends.

Your parents are very important to you.
You have a lucky charm.
You hate arrogance.
You get into arguments with close friends often.
You care about your appearance a lot.
You are a perfectionist.

Iris

You are often described as ‘wild’.
You tend to hold grudges.
You lovingly insult your friends.
You want to master a skill.
You grew up in a small village.
You are very athletic.
You believe you can do anything you set your mind to.
You don’t have much in common with your friends.
When you get mad, you really get mad.

You feel like you have to prove yourself.

Cilan

You like to educate people
People tell you look just like your siblings.
You look pretty good in a suit.
You have a lot of obsessions.
You are fairly cool headed.

Your favourite color is green.
You are quite extravagant.
You’re full of facts.

You believe there’s a rational explanation for everything.
You don’t like cats.

Serena

You keep up with fashion trends.
You treasure gifts from friends.

You have a crush on someone.
You’re very indecisive.
Your parents don’t always agree with your life choices.
You love baking.
You’re scared of ghosts.
You have totally changed your appearance before.
You hate getting dirty.
You get nervous or flustered easily.

Clemont

You are full of ideas.
Your friends consider you nerdy.
You love science.

You dress practically rather than fashionably.
You are awkward in conversations.

You wear glasses.
You persevere when you feel like you’re onto something.
You are very unfit.
You dress strangely.
You remember the small things.

Bonnie

You are very outgoing.
You can get frustrated easily.
You just want everyone to get along.

Everyone calls you cute.
You want your friends to be happy.

You are easily entertained.
You hate feeling left out.You throw tantrums when you don’t get your way.
You’re very naive.

You can be pretentious.

Totals:
Ash: 6
Misty: 5
Brock: 5
Tracey: 7
May: 5
Max: 5
Dawn: 6
Iris: 4
Cilan:4
Serena: 5
Clemont: 5
Bonnie: 5

I am Tracey!

All of my absolute fave characters have come together for this shot! (Poor quality, I know, but I am using my tablet…) Anyway, they are Tracey Sketchit holding his Marill (Pokemon), Albert de Parmagnan (Albert the Fifth Musketeer), Snorky (Banana Splits), Bingo (Banana Splits), Madeline (Madeline series), Drooper (Banana Splits), Fleegle (Banana Splits), Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss and Choo-Choo (Top Cat).

The feels.

So someone I follow posted a link to a fanfic..and since I’ve been running on empty with good fanfics to read. I decided to give it a read. Omg I am so happy I did. This story has been my focus of attention for the past 4 days. I am sad it is over, but I am happy I read it.

I do wish someone would sketch the characters of how they look in the story, but my imagine does pretty fine.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/367358/1/Pocket-Monsters-2005

Give this a read, you won’t regret it.

Here we have Tracey talking about the good old days to these two young kids and their pets. However, Ash quickly reminds Tracey they are only a couple years apart in age. Tracey’s plans were foiled once again.