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17th Feb '17 12:30:23 PM synczomb
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* The ''Pokemon Christmas Bash'' CD is filled with generally happy songs about Christmastime...and then there's [[WhamEpisode "I Keep My Home in my Heart"]], about how Brock and Misty miss spending Christmas with their families.
12th Feb '17 3:05:17 PM SenorCornholio
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** Come Generation VI, and Nuzlocke runners now have another unenviable choice: using Pokémin-Amie to bond with their team gives them a critical chance to survival otherwise fatal blows, with ThePowerOfLove no less, but imagine how much more the loss will hurt after you'd fed them, patted them, played games together...

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** Come Generation VI, and Nuzlocke runners now have another unenviable choice: using Pokémin-Amie (Pokémon Refresh in Generation VII) to bond with their team gives them a critical chance to survival otherwise fatal blows, with ThePowerOfLove no less, but imagine how much more the loss will hurt after you'd fed them, patted them, played games together...
30th Jan '17 6:29:52 PM RuTsuna
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* Maré Odomo's ''[[http://mareodomo.com/#425319/Letters-To-An-Absent-Father Letters To An Absent Father]]'' is a series of strips in which the framing device are letters sent by Ash to his father. For those who played Gold/Sylver/Crystal/[=HeartGold=]/[=SoulSilver=] all the way to the end [[http://c0573862.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/1/0/8452/425319/dontknow.jpg this one]] is a downer in many levels.

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* Maré Odomo's ''[[http://mareodomo.com/#425319/Letters-To-An-Absent-Father ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbd7WEjv6v0 Letters To An Absent Father]]'' is a series of strips in which the framing device are letters sent by Ash to his father. For those who played Gold/Sylver/Crystal/[=HeartGold=]/[=SoulSilver=] all the way to the end [[http://c0573862.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/1/0/8452/425319/dontknow.jpg this one]] is a downer in many levels.
12th Jan '17 1:15:43 AM SenorCornholio
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Even the wonderful world of Pokémon can have its own sad moments that would bring a tear to even Arceus himself...

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxPOSrrWjJY Here]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubn6-n_XTXY are]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-OGKkGXPEg some]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia9tPtq1LSc songs]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhxCn96Jvp4 to help]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH0008o-6cs with]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz0IIg1Sbx0 the mood]].
19th Dec '16 7:52:04 PM DarkChirano
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** The same fanworks also usually have a concerned Blue trying to convince Red to come down or feeling like he's unworthy of doing so. Considering that in canon they used to be the best of friends until Blue started bullying Red for seemingly no reason... Remember, kids, treasure your friends, otherwise you'll do something you might not be able to take back. [[HeartwarmingMoments It's made better in]] ''Sun and Moon'', however, as the two are confirmed to be best friends once again, if not [[FireForgedFriends even]] [[BashBrother closer]] than before.
* Finding Cinnabar Island completely desolated in Gold and Silver. Surfing south from Pallet Town to go back to a favoritedćgfZ place from the first game...[[PlayerPunch and it's gone.]] The saddest part is the story about [[TheWoobie Blaine]], and how he's now all alone on the Seafoam Islands, no trainers, no gym, just him and his Pokémon. Thank God there were at least no casualties (as told to you by an NPC in the Cinnabar Pokémon Center), and he's also got company and a renovated gym in the remakes. Blue being there, humbled by the desolation, only drives it home further.

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** The same fanworks also usually have a concerned Blue trying to convince Red to come down or feeling like he's unworthy of doing so. Considering that in canon they used to be the best of friends until Blue started bullying Red for seemingly no reason... Remember, kids, treasure your friends, otherwise you'll do something you might not be able to take back. [[HeartwarmingMoments It's made better in]] ''Sun and Moon'', however, as the two are confirmed to be best friends once again, if not [[FireForgedFriends even]] [[BashBrother [[BashBrothers closer]] than before.
* Finding Cinnabar Island completely desolated in Gold and Silver. Surfing south from Pallet Town to go back to a favoritedćgfZ favorite place from the first game...[[PlayerPunch and it's gone.]] The saddest part is the story about [[TheWoobie Blaine]], and how he's now all alone on the Seafoam Islands, no trainers, no gym, just him and his Pokémon. Thank God there were at least no casualties (as told to you by an NPC in the Cinnabar Pokémon Center), and he's also got company and a renovated gym in the remakes. Blue being there, humbled by the desolation, only drives it home further.
18th Nov '16 8:15:50 AM Demongodofchaos2
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* TearJerker/PokemonSunAndMoon
17th Nov '16 6:46:23 PM lalalei2001
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* The final battle with [[spoiler:Red]] in GSC to be uncharacteristically poignant for the series. No words, not even a flashy departure.

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* The final battle with [[spoiler:Red]] in GSC to be is uncharacteristically poignant for the series. No words, not even a flashy departure.



* '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Pokémon. Mystery. Dungeon.]]''' Especially in the second one, namely [[spoiler: Grovyle and your player's sacrifice.]] Good ''god.''
** The ending for Grovyle's special episode in ''Sky''. Oh. My. God. [[spoiler:The DelayedRippleEffect catches up with them as Primal Dialga is defeated, the world starts growing brighter as time begins moving again. [[TheAtoner Dusknoir]] vanishes while asking if his soul shined, and then Grovyle and Celebi watch the sunrise together as they too begin to vanish from history.]]
** The ending to the game where [[spoiler: your main Pokémon fades out of existence by restoring the timeline, and right before the credits, your partner breaks down and cries in front of Bidoof. This was so moving that even Dialga felt their pain, and brought your main Pokémon back into existence.]]
*** The music and the dialog makes this scene even harder to watch.
** The ending to Igglybuff the Prodigy was definately a big one, too. Poor master Armaldo.
** The resolution of the story between [[spoiler:Gengar and Gardevoir]] in the first game.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPl_P6LjNbM The ]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUKnKft8U34&feature=related Music]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edmUXaEFhHM from]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7lyKuMIUx8 both]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw0ag0QdNq4&feature=related games]] didn't help at all.



* [[CryForTheDevil Cyrus's backstory]]. Just... nngh. Especially when you find out that his grandfather KNEW he was going insane and almost intervened... but for some reason didn't.

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* [[CryForTheDevil Cyrus's backstory]]. Just... nngh. backstory]] Especially when you find out that his grandfather KNEW knew he was going insane and almost intervened... but for some reason didn't.
17th Nov '16 6:39:25 PM lalalei2001
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* A major plot point in ''Sun and Moon'' is the Ultra Beasts, Pokemon-like creatures whoa re explicitly ''not'' Pokemon and came out of nowhere, wreaking havoc on the world. The worst part is [[spoiler:they ''did'' destroy at least one world, the world of the GBA and DS Pokemon games. Meaning everything the players strived for and everything they accomplished in those worlds was destroyed, offscreen, with an amnesiac Looker and Anabel as the only survivors]].

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* A major plot point in ''Sun and Moon'' is the Ultra Beasts, Pokemon-like creatures whoa re who are explicitly ''not'' Pokemon and came out of nowhere, wreaking havoc on the world. The worst part is [[spoiler:they ''did'' destroy at least one world, the world of the GBA and DS Pokemon games. Meaning everything the players strived for and everything they accomplished in those worlds was destroyed, offscreen, with an amnesiac Looker and Anabel as the only survivors]].



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VC_GAHetj0 In the third and final trailer in this series,]] a group of older kids take over Shohei and his friends' 'base', and mockingly challenge them to a Pokemon battle for it. Shohei and Hoku lose horribly. But [[CharacterDevelopment rather than give up and sulk as in Trailer 2]], Shohei immediately perks up and suggests they all seriously train their Pokemon. What follows is a montage of the kids figuring out the best moves and abilities they can get for their 'Mons, battling other kids and doing incredibly well. Then [[spoiler: Shohei comes home to his mother sitting at the table, laptop open. She turns to him and nods wordlessly - her assignment in Hawaii is overwith, and they have to return to Japan.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VC_GAHetj0 In the third and final trailer in this series,]] a group of older kids take over Shohei and his friends' 'base', and mockingly challenge them to a Pokemon battle for it. Shohei and Hoku lose horribly. But [[CharacterDevelopment rather than give up and sulk as in Trailer 2]], Shohei immediately perks up and suggests they all seriously train their Pokemon. What follows is a montage of the kids figuring out the best moves and abilities they can get for their 'Mons, battling other kids and doing incredibly well. Then [[spoiler: Shohei comes home to his mother sitting at the table, laptop open. She turns to him and nods wordlessly - her assignment in Hawaii is overwith, over with, and they have to return to Japan.]]
17th Nov '16 6:38:44 PM lalalei2001
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The following entries have their own page.

* TearJerker/PokemonBlackAndWhite
* TearJerker/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2
* TearJerker/PokemonXAndY
* TearJerker/PokemonMysteryDungeon
* TearJerker/PokemonAnime
* TearJerker/PokemonSpecial



[[folder: Anime]]
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' has its own [[TearJerker/PokemonAnime page]].
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[[folder: Manga]]

* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' has its own [[TearJerker/PokemonSpecial page]].

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[[folder: Anime]]
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' has its own [[TearJerker/PokemonAnime page]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Manga]]

* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' has its own [[TearJerker/PokemonSpecial page]].
[[folder:Manga]]



* TearJerker/PokemonBlackAndWhite
* TearJerker/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2



* A very serious example of RealLife FridgeHorror: The space shuttle in the Pewter City museum is supposed to be the Columbia.
** This [[TooSoon was]] [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] in FR/LG, but still...
*** ...unless you're playing the Japanese games, where it wasn't. To explain - on February 1, 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia was reentering Earth's atmosphere over Texas and Louisiana, only [[TotalPartyKill to disintegrate and kill all 7 members on board]]. This happened shortly before it was supposed to conclude its 28th mission.

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* A very serious example of RealLife FridgeHorror: The space shuttle in the Pewter City museum is supposed to be the Columbia.
** This [[TooSoon was]] [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] in FR/LG, but still...
*** ...unless you're playing the Japanese games, where it wasn't. To explain - on
Columbia. On February 1, 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia was reentering Earth's atmosphere over Texas and Louisiana, only [[TotalPartyKill to disintegrate and kill all 7 members on board]]. This happened shortly before it was supposed to conclude its 28th mission.



* TearJerker/PokemonXAndY



** In Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, when one goes to Sea Mauville, the player can find a series of notes in one of the rooms which were written by a child (revealed to be Cozmo, an NPC professor you save early-ish in the game) addressed to his father. [[spoiler: In these notes reveal through lots of subtle clues that Cozmo's parents are divorced and are clearly have a very rocky relationship. These notes also reveal that the divorce was due to the long periods of time that Cozmo's father had to spend away from his family due to his job. It ends with Cozmo wishing for his father to come home soon; begging him to come home more often. It even possibly implied that even young Cozmo (despite he missed his father) was starting to resent him, as he traded away his Salamence (Which his father fondly gave him, and was probably the last thing he ever gave him) for a Solrock. Though young Cozmo's reasoning was that he preferred Pokemon that resembled rocks more than others. Yet there could still be deeper reasons implied for that trade]]

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** * In Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, when one goes to Sea Mauville, the player can find a series of notes in one of the rooms which were written by a child (revealed to be Cozmo, an NPC professor you save early-ish in the game) addressed to his father. [[spoiler: In these notes reveal through lots of subtle clues that Cozmo's parents are divorced and are clearly have a very rocky relationship. These notes also reveal that the divorce was due to the long periods of time that Cozmo's father had to spend away from his family due to his job. It ends with Cozmo wishing for his father to come home soon; begging him to come home more often. It even possibly implied that even young Cozmo (despite he missed his father) was starting to resent him, as he traded away his Salamence (Which his father fondly gave him, and was probably the last thing he ever gave him) for a Solrock. Though young Cozmo's reasoning was that he preferred Pokemon that resembled rocks more than others. Yet there could still be deeper reasons implied for that trade]]trade]].
* A major plot point in ''Sun and Moon'' is the Ultra Beasts, Pokemon-like creatures whoa re explicitly ''not'' Pokemon and came out of nowhere, wreaking havoc on the world. The worst part is [[spoiler:they ''did'' destroy at least one world, the world of the GBA and DS Pokemon games. Meaning everything the players strived for and everything they accomplished in those worlds was destroyed, offscreen, with an amnesiac Looker and Anabel as the only survivors]].
10th Nov '16 7:07:46 PM Ozimul
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VC_GAHetj0 In the third and final trailer in this series,]] a group of older kids take over Shohei and his friends' 'base', and mockingly challenge them to a Pokemon battle for it. Shohei and Hoku lose horribly. But [[CharacterDevelopment rather than give up and sulk as in Trailer 2]], Shohei immediately perks up and suggests they all seriously train their Pokemon. What follows is a montage of the kids figuring out the best moves and abilities they can get for their 'Mons, battling other kids and doing incredibly well. Then [[spoiler: Shohei comes home to his mother sitting at the table, laptop open. She turns to him and nods wordlessly - her assignment in Hawaii is overwith, and have to return to Japan.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VC_GAHetj0 In the third and final trailer in this series,]] a group of older kids take over Shohei and his friends' 'base', and mockingly challenge them to a Pokemon battle for it. Shohei and Hoku lose horribly. But [[CharacterDevelopment rather than give up and sulk as in Trailer 2]], Shohei immediately perks up and suggests they all seriously train their Pokemon. What follows is a montage of the kids figuring out the best moves and abilities they can get for their 'Mons, battling other kids and doing incredibly well. Then [[spoiler: Shohei comes home to his mother sitting at the table, laptop open. She turns to him and nods wordlessly - her assignment in Hawaii is overwith, and they have to return to Japan.]]
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