Impact Pokemon Wrestling
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Series Name:

Impact Pokemon Wrestling

When Started:




Number of Episodes:



DanDJohnMLover (aka Sarah)




Entire Impact Wrestling roster (From 2007-2014)

When Ended:

December 2014

Impact Pokemon Wrestling was an ongoing Fanfiction idea. The day when it is actually put on Fanfiction is unknown, but the idea has been in my mind for almost three years.

The series had four seasons and each season takes place during a span of two years. Example: Season 1 took place during 2007 and 2008, Season 2 in 2009 and 2010, Season 3 in 2011 and 2012, and Season 4 took place in 2013 and 2014. Due to no further interest in the series, it was not renewed for a fifth season.

The Beginning

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The first episode of the series began in 2007. It started with on the first 2007 episode of TNA Impact!, Jim Cornette walked out into the Impact Zone with a Slugma on his side. When he spoke to the fans, these are the words he spoke:

"It's a new year in Total Nonstop Action! And a new year comes new responsibilities and new changes! And I have somethiing that will change the foundation of our world of wrestling! You see the Slugma next to me? This is my Slugma, and because of this little guy I got an idea. We are going to do something no other wrestling company has done! Starting tonight, not only are we going to have wrestling with the wrestlers, but we are also going to add wrestling with Pokemon! Any wrestler on the TNA roster that has Pokemon can battle their Pokemon with others! Things are changing around here and this is the start of ours!"

There was one small problem when he made that announcement... almost no one on the TNA
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roster had Pokemon at the time. But they all seemed interested in the idea and immediately started becoming Pokemon trainers as well as wrestlers.

The first few weeks of this didn't seem to interest the fans. But as the Pokemon got stronger week after week, the idea of having Pokemon within wrestling seemed like a pretty good idea after all.

From Season 1 until the beginning of Season 3, the show was originally called TNA Pokemon Impact! Then like the company, it got changed to Impact Pokemon Wrestling.

The Story

Like in wrestling, many stories take place within this series. Battles, journeys, or just storylines. AJ Styles is considered the main focus in this series, however, he is not a part of every single episode. But since the beginning, we've seen AJ as he and his Pokemon rise to become one of the best in the company. Other wrestlers get noticed too and get acknowleged of their work.

The Wrestlers & Their Pokemon Teams

There have been changes in wrestlers throughout the years, so the wrestlers that are on this list are ones that are currently on the roster. More will be added!!


AJ Styles:

  • Main Team:
  • Charizard (Starter)
  • Pidgeot
  • Heracross
  • Rampardos
  • Braviary
  • Dragonite
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Frillish (male)
  • Froakie (recently caught)
  • Ditto (recently caught)

Christopher Daniels:

Frankie Kazarian:

  • Main Team:
  • Blastoise (Starter)
  • Zebstrika
  • Cacturne
  • Sandslash
  • Skarmory
  • Pansear
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Carracosta (Carra)
  • Volbeat
  • Talonflame (recently caught)

Bobby Roode:

James Storm:

Bully Ray:

Eric Young:

EY also is currently taking care of Joseph Park's Pokemon.



Kurt Angle:

Joseph Park:

  • Main Team:
  • Lopunny (Possible Starter)
  • Wigglytuff
  • Castform
  • Cherrim
  • Togekiss
  • Chinccino
  • Additional Pokemon
  • Carbink (recently caught)
  • Gastly (Given to by Abyss)


Abyss is an all Ghost-type Pokemon trainer.

Joey Ryan:

  • Main Team:
  • Jynx (Possible Starter)
  • Muk
  • Machoke
  • Lickilicky
  • Gothitelle
  • Amoonguss
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Smoochum (Given away)

Jay Bradley:

Robbie E:


Mr: Anderson:

Austin Aries:

  • Main Team:
  • Serperior (Starter)
  • Leafeon
  • Tangrowth
  • Victreebel
  • Shiftry
  • Virizion
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Chikorita (Given to as a gift by Velvet Sky)

Austin is an all Grass-type Pokemon trainer

Chris Sabin:

Jessie Godderz:

Zema Ion:

Davey Richards:

  • Main Team:
  • Mightyena
  • Pyroar

Eddie Edwards:

  • Main Team:
  • Mightyena
  • Pyroar

Garrett Bischoff:

  • Main Team:
  • Weezing (Possible Starter)
  • Houndour
  • Golbat
  • Poochyena


  • Main Team:
  • Arbok (Possible Starter)
  • Zubat
  • Mightyena
  • Koffing

Norv Fernum (Just Starting Out):

  • Main Team:
  • Minun (Possible Starter)
  • Swirlx

Dewey Barnes (Just Starting Out):

  • Main Team:
  • Plusle (Possible Starter)
  • Spritzee


Velvet Sky:

  • Main Team:
  • Blaziken (Starter)
  • Arcanine
  • Weavile
  • Persian
  • Kingdra
  • Breloom
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Petilil

Lei'd Tapa:

  • Main Team:
  • Delphox (Starter)
  • Makuhita
  • Gallade
  • Volcarona
  • Mienshao
  • Hitmonchan
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Hypno

Taryn Terrell:

  • Main Team:
  • Sylveon (Possible Starter)
  • Granbull
  • Aromatisse
  • Dedenne
  • Slurpuff
  • Florges
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Glaceon

Taryn is an all Fairy Type Trainer

Madison Rayne:

  • Main Team:
  • Empoleon (Starter)
  • Nidoqueen
  • Vileplume
  • Glaceon
  • Cinccino
  • Altaria
  • Additional Pokemon
  • Dedenne


Gail Kim:

Authority Figures/Announcers and Their Pokemon

Authority Figures

Jim Cornette (Season 1-Season 2):

  • Slugma

Mick Foley (Season 2-Season 3):

  • Zangoose

Jeff Jarrett (Season 1-Season 2)

  • Sceptile (Starter)
  • Flygon
  • Conkeldurr
  • Raticate
  • Victreebell
  • Shedinja

Hulk Hogan (Season 2-Season 4):

  • Ducklett

Sting (Season 3 Still active on Wrestler Roster):

  • Armaldo (Possible Starter)
  • Drapion
  • Zoroak
  • Crobat
  • Dusknoir
  • Absol
  • Additional Pokemon:
  • Chandelure

Dixie Carter (Season 2-Present):

  • Altaria
  • Bulbasaur

Brooke Hogan (Knockouts VP only) (Season 3-Season 4):

  • Glaceon

Traci Brooks (Season 1-Season 2) (Returned for a brief period in Season 3)

  • Blaziken (Starter)
  • Vileplume
  • Delcatty
  • Mantine
  • Chandelure
  • Nidoqueen

MVP (Present)

  • Ursaring
  • Typhlosion (Starter)
  • Manectric
  • Aurorus
  • Conkeldurr
  • Aegislash


Mike Tenay (Season 1-Present)

  • Persian


Like all main characters in the Pokemon games, anime, and manga, all the wrestlers have a Pokedex. During Season 1, they had the Kanto Pokedexes. At the beginning of each season, each Pokedex was upgraded to a newer version. With Season 4 happening now, the wrestlers currently have the Sinnoh Pokedexes. Xtransceivers came into existance in Season 3.

Season Theme Songs

Season 1 Theme

  • Pokemon Season 1 Theme

Season 2 Theme

  • Pokemon Johto Journeys Theme

Season 3 Theme

  • Pokemon Johto League Champions Theme

Season 4 Theme

  • Pokemon Orange Islands Theme


So far there have been many mini-movies made for this series, most involving AJ's Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard and there are only two known movies, not counting one that'll be made by midway through Season 4.

Feature Films:

  • TNA Pokemon Impact! The Movie: Revelation Lugia (Season 1 Movie)

Takes place midway into Season 1 and is this series' version of Pokemon: The Movie 2000. While on their way to TNA's summer pay-per-view, Slammiversary, AJ and a few other wrestlers get stuck in the middle of nowhere after their bus runs out of gas. They are able to get to a Pokemon center and while they're there, they hear that an evil Pokemon collector plans on capturing the legendary Pokemon Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno. With the capture of those three will  ultimately lead to the capture of the "Beast of the Sea" Lugia. After hearing this story, AJ, without hesitation, agrees to help and stop this collector. But in order to do so, he and his friends must travel to the island of Shamouti, set in the center of the Orange Islands. They make it there and meet up with a girl named Melody, who explains to AJ he must retrieve three glass balls from each of the legendary birds' islands and take them to Shamouti's shrine, guarded by a talking Slowking. With a huge quest on hand, AJ and his friends are willing to save the legendary Pokemon... but can they?

  • Impact Pokemon Wrestling The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (Season 3 Movie)

Takes place midway into Season 3 and is this series' version of Pokemon: The First Movie (although in this series this isn't the first movie, Revelation Lugia was). AJ and the other wrestlers are currently on break from being on Impact. After AJ wins a battle against a new wrestler, he and the others receive an invitation to a party hosted by the world's "greatest Pokémon Master" on a place called New Island. The entire group seems excited and rush to catch a boat there, but a mysterious storm suddenly forms and all the rides to New Island are cancelled. The wrestlers use their Pokemon to go to New Island anyway (not easily though) and meet up with the "greatest Pokémon Master", which turns out to be a new Pokemon named Mewtwo. Because of how strong this Pokemon is, can AJ and the other Impact wrestlers last?

  • Possible Season 4 Movie coming at the end of 2013!

Hasn't been confirmed yet, but there have been rumors that there will be a movie for Season 4. Another rumor regarding this movie that is it may be different than the previous two because there is a possibility that Impact and WWE wrestlers will be put together in this one.

Mini Movies

  • Charmander's Winter Vacation (Season 1)
  • Charmeleon's Winter Vacation (Season 2)
  • Charmeleon's Vacation (Season 2)
  • Impact Pokemon Winter Games (Season 3)
  • The Big Rescue Adventure (Season 3)
  • Charmeleon and Pignite's Excellent Adventure (Season 2)


  • This series is not live-action and anime mixed together. In this series, the wrestlers are in anime form.
  • There are many ongoing jokes and running gags in the series.
    • EY's Mamoswine's never-ending appetite and him stealing other Pokemon's food when they're not looking. That gag's been around since Season 1 and is still going.
    • Mr. Anderson's Exploud always shouting whenever it's quiet.
    • Jokes about James Storm's Swampert's stupidity. That gag died midway into Season 3 due to Swampert getting smarter.
    • Jokes about Robbie E's Machamps' stupidity. That gag apparently replaced the Swampert stupidity one.
    • The Team Rocket-like team at the time always getting into trouble and getting beaten.
  • Wrestlers often get attacked by their Pokemon accidentally. AJ Styles got burned quite a bit by Charmander/Charmeleon in Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Like in the original Pokemon anime, there is a Jigglypuff that appears from time to time and sings its song, making all the Pokemon and wrestlers as well as the other workers and fans fall asleep. And just as you would expect, Jigglypuff gets mad and draws on everyone's faces.
  • Whichever team is the Team Rocket-like team always has its own motto like Team Rocket has.