History TearJerker / Pokemon

29th Aug '16 10:18:55 PM shonengirl
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** The ending for the sequel was much more heart-wrenching than the first (although that was sad, too) but [[spoiler: what with the tearful, sudden goodbye bid to your partner before you cease existing, then your partner later breaking down on the beach (where they met you) and the credits rolling. Its such a sad ending, until Dialga brings you back.]]

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** The ending for the sequel was much more heart-wrenching than the first (although that was sad, too) but [[spoiler: what with the [[SuudenlyVoiced tearful, sudden goodbye bid to your partner partner]] before you cease existing, then your partner later breaking down on the beach (where they met you) and the credits rolling. Its such a sad ending, until Dialga brings you back.]]



** Pearl and Diamond manage to pull this off with one hell of a PlayerPunch as well. The main character arrives at Lake Verity too late, and Team Galactic has already set off a bomb in order to drain the lake and capture the Legendary Pokémon living in it. As a consequence of the explosion, you see Magikarp and Gyarados that were also in the lake, now flopping feebly on the dry lake bed in their ''death throes''. A nearby Galactic Grunt just shrugs and states that those Pokémon are useless, so their mass slaughter is acceptable in order to TakeOverTheWorld.

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** Pearl and Diamond * The fourth generation games manage to pull this off with one hell of a PlayerPunch as well. The main character arrives at Lake Verity too late, and Team Galactic has already set off a bomb in order to drain the lake and capture the Legendary Pokémon living in it. As a consequence of the explosion, you see Magikarp and Gyarados that were also in the lake, now flopping feebly on the dry lake bed in their ''death throes''. A nearby Galactic Grunt just shrugs and states that those Pokémon are useless, so their mass slaughter is acceptable in order to TakeOverTheWorld.



** The FridgeHorror sets in when you realize that he's been up there for a while, shutting himself off from the entire world, ''including his own mother,'' whose dialogue implies that she hasn't seen him at all in a very long while. Some of the possible reasons for this behavior are awful in themselves, one of them being that, despite being only 14 years old he's done everything he set out to do and then some, and he never figured out the answer to the question, "And now what?". Many fan works actually run with this idea, usually featuring Red completely unable to enjoy battles anymore and essentially silently ''begging'' for Ethan to defeat him.

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** The FridgeHorror sets in when you realize that he's been up there for a while, shutting himself off from the entire world, ''including his own mother,'' whose dialogue implies that she hasn't seen him at all in a very long while. Some of the possible reasons for this behavior are awful in themselves, one of them being that, despite being only 14 years old he's done everything he set out to do and then some, and he never figured out the answer to the question, "And now what?". Many fan works actually run with this idea, usually featuring Red completely unable to enjoy battles anymore anymore, feeling trapped, unable to go anywhere, and essentially silently ''begging'' for Ethan to defeat him. Basically, he's 14 years old and already going through a crisis.



* Silver ''screaming'' after Giovanni about how he'll be the strongest and never have to rely on anybody. The boy's only around eight or nine in that scene and just watched his failure of a father walk off on him.
** Pretty much anything in the GS remakes where Celebi is involved. You just end up feeling sorry for both Silver and [[CryForTheDevil Team Rocket]]; the former was a sociopath because his dad was never there and he quite possibly grow up knowing nothing but crime, and Team Rocket's big takeover of the radio station is now all for naught. Neither of them will ever see the most important figure in their lives again. Worse, he doesn't even turn the radio off before the game suggests he's jumped...

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* Silver ''screaming'' after Giovanni about how he'll be the strongest and never have to rely on anybody. The boy's only around eight or nine in that scene and just watched his failure of a father walk off on him.
him. It's worse when you realize that he was probably groomed all his life to inherit Team Rocket, convinced that his father was the strongest person there is and that he'll follow in his footsteps someday.
** Pretty much anything in the GS remakes where Celebi is involved. You just end up feeling sorry for both Silver and [[CryForTheDevil Team Rocket]]; the former was a sociopath because his dad was never there and he quite possibly grow grew up knowing nothing but crime, and Team Rocket's big takeover of the radio station is now all for naught. Neither of them will ever see the most important figure in their lives again. Worse, he doesn't even turn the radio off before the game suggests he's jumped...
29th Aug '16 10:04:03 PM shonengirl
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* Ash pretty much has the worst day of his life after the conference's finale. [[spoiler: Not only has he lost the League to Alain, but he ends up being Team Flare's primary target shortly afterwards. Ash expects Alain to help him, only for Team Flare to reveal that Alain has been working for them while [[HeroicBSOD Alain simply became unresponsive]]. Ash and Pikachu, now alone, ends up getting hit by Confuse Ray and Ash asks [[BetrayalByInaction Alain why]] before passing out. When he wakes up, he finds himself along with his team to be crucified on top of the Prism Tower ready to be experimented upon by Team Flare, unable to do anything other than calling for Alain's help.]]

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* Ash pretty much has the worst day of his life after the conference's finale. [[spoiler: Not only has he lost the League to Alain, but he ends up being Team Flare's primary target shortly afterwards. Ash expects Alain to help him, only for Team Flare to reveal that Alain has been working for them while [[HeroicBSOD Alain simply became becomes unresponsive]]. Ash and Pikachu, now alone, ends end up getting hit by Confuse Ray and Ash asks [[BetrayalByInaction Alain why]] before passing out. When he wakes up, he finds himself along with his team to be crucified on top of the Prism Tower ready to be experimented upon by Team Flare, unable to do anything other than calling for Alain's help.]]



* While [[ItWasHisSled it's common knowledge now]], fighting through [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver a game]] that can take 120+ hours to beat and finding [[spoiler: the first game's protagonist isolated and alone]] at the very end was a kick in the face.
** The FridgeHorror sets in when you realize that he's been up there for a while, shutting himself off from the entire world, ''including his own mother,'' whose dialogue implies that she hasn't seen him at all in a very long while. Some of the possible reasons for this behavior are awful in themselves, one of them being that, despite being 14 years old at most, he's done everything he set out to do and then some, and he never figured out the answer to the question, "and now what?"
* Finding Cinnabar Island completely desolated in Gold and Silver. Surfing south from Pallet Town to go back to a 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.

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* While [[ItWasHisSled it's common knowledge now]], fighting through [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver a game]] that can take 120+ hours to beat and finding [[spoiler: the first game's protagonist isolated and alone]] alone, completely silent,]] at the very end was a kick in the face.
** The FridgeHorror sets in when you realize that he's been up there for a while, shutting himself off from the entire world, ''including his own mother,'' whose dialogue implies that she hasn't seen him at all in a very long while. Some of the possible reasons for this behavior are awful in themselves, one of them being that, despite being only 14 years old at most, he's done everything he set out to do and then some, and he never figured out the answer to the question, "and "And now what?"
what?". Many fan works actually run with this idea, usually featuring Red completely unable to enjoy battles anymore and essentially silently ''begging'' for Ethan to defeat him.
** Oh, and speaking of his mother... She bought a new game system for her son, probably out of some hope that he'll come back someday.
** 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.
* Finding Cinnabar Island completely desolated in Gold and Silver. Surfing south from Pallet Town to go back to a 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.



* Silver ''screaming'' after Giovanni about how he'll be the strongest and never have to rely on anybody. The boy's only around seven or eight in that scene and just watched his failure of a father walk off on him.
** Pretty much anything in the GS remakes where Celebi is involved. You just end up feeling sorry for both Silver and Team Rocket; the former was a sociopath because his dad was never there, and Team Rocket's big takeover of the radio station is now all for naught. Neither of them will ever see the most important figure in their lives again. Worse, he doesn't even turn the radio off before the game suggests he's jumped...

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* Silver ''screaming'' after Giovanni about how he'll be the strongest and never have to rely on anybody. The boy's only around seven or eight or nine in that scene and just watched his failure of a father walk off on him.
** Pretty much anything in the GS remakes where Celebi is involved. You just end up feeling sorry for both Silver and [[CryForTheDevil Team Rocket; Rocket]]; the former was a sociopath because his dad was never there, there and he quite possibly grow up knowing nothing but crime, and Team Rocket's big takeover of the radio station is now all for naught. Neither of them will ever see the most important figure in their lives again. Worse, he doesn't even turn the radio off before the game suggests he's jumped...
27th Aug '16 8:32:57 PM Shadao
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* Ash pretty much has the worst day of his life after the conference's finale. [[spoiler: Not only has he lost the League to Alain, but he ends up being Team Flare's primary target shortly afterwards. Ash expects Alain to help him, only for Team Flare to reveal that Alain has been working for them while Alain simply became unresponsive. Ash and Pikachu, now alone, ends up getting hit by Confuse Ray and Ash begs Alain for help before passing out. When he wakes up, he finds himself along with his team to be crucified on top of the Prism Tower ready to be experimented upon by Team Flare, unable to do anything other than calling for Alain's help in vain.]]

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* Ash pretty much has the worst day of his life after the conference's finale. [[spoiler: Not only has he lost the League to Alain, but he ends up being Team Flare's primary target shortly afterwards. Ash expects Alain to help him, only for Team Flare to reveal that Alain has been working for them while [[HeroicBSOD Alain simply became unresponsive. unresponsive]]. Ash and Pikachu, now alone, ends up getting hit by Confuse Ray and Ash begs asks [[BetrayalByInaction Alain for help why]] before passing out. When he wakes up, he finds himself along with his team to be crucified on top of the Prism Tower ready to be experimented upon by Team Flare, unable to do anything other than calling for Alain's help in vain.help.]]
26th Aug '16 12:07:16 AM Shadao
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* Ash pretty much has the worst day of his life after the conference's finale. [[spoiler: Not only has he not been able to defeat Alain and win the championship, he ends up being Team Flare's primary target during their attack. Ash expects Alain to help him, only for Team Flare to reveal that Alain has been working for them while Alain simply became unresponsive. Ash and Pikachu, now alone, gets cornered by Team Flare grunts and end up getting hit by Confuse Ray. As Ash falls down in pain, he begs Alain for help before passing out. Later, he and his entire team are crucified on top of the Prism Tower to be used as experiments for the Ash-Greninja phenomenon. When he wakes up, he pleads to Alain to help free him, only to receive no response from the champion sulking in his own guilt.]]

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* Ash pretty much has the worst day of his life after the conference's finale. [[spoiler: Not only has he not been able to defeat Alain and win lost the championship, League to Alain, but he ends up being Team Flare's primary target during their attack.shortly afterwards. Ash expects Alain to help him, only for Team Flare to reveal that Alain has been working for them while Alain simply became unresponsive. Ash and Pikachu, now alone, gets cornered by Team Flare grunts and end ends up getting hit by Confuse Ray. As Ray and Ash falls down in pain, he begs Alain for help before passing out. Later, out. When he and wakes up, he finds himself along with his entire team are to be crucified on top of the Prism Tower ready to be used as experiments experimented upon by Team Flare, unable to do anything other than calling for the Ash-Greninja phenomenon. When he wakes up, he pleads to Alain to Alain's help free him, only to receive no response from the champion sulking in his own guilt.vain.]]
26th Aug '16 12:00:41 AM Shadao
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*** What happened in that finale is nothing compare to what happens [[spoiler: [[EtTuBrute to Ash shortly afterwards]].]]
* Ash pretty much has the worst day of his life after the conference's finale. [[spoiler: Not only has he not been able to defeat Alain and win the championship, he ends up being Team Flare's primary target during their attack. Ash expects Alain to help him, only for Team Flare to reveal that Alain has been working for them while Alain simply became unresponsive. Ash and Pikachu, now alone, gets cornered by Team Flare grunts and end up getting hit by Confuse Ray. As Ash falls down in pain, he begs Alain for help before passing out. Later, he and his entire team are crucified on top of the Prism Tower to be used as experiments for the Ash-Greninja phenomenon. When he wakes up, he pleads to Alain to help free him, only to receive no response from the champion sulking in his own guilt.]]
25th Aug '16 12:48:02 AM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** The conference's finale also ends up being a major tear jerker all on its own. [[spoiler: Despite Ash's best efforts, he ends up being defeated as a finalist by [[TheStoic Alain]], though at least he takes [[GracefulLoser his defeat with good humor]]. Then, the plans of [[FromBadToWorse Team Flare are set in motion...]]]]
22nd Aug '16 3:17:33 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* 'Lights! Camera! Pika!' is an episode about an old man who goes by the name Frank who loves Pikachu ever since he was a kid and some would come up to him when he starts to cry. You can can say that he was a Pikachu fanatic since he's had Pikachu up until he grew and even got married to a woman with Pikachu gathered around them. Keep in mind that he that he is an only man with his grandaughter when Ash and co. met him. The sad thing is that in that flashback you then see that Frank is grieving on a tombstone in rain with Pikachu gathering towards him implying to the viewer that his wife may have died then.

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* 'Lights! Camera! Pika!' is an episode about an old man named Frank, who goes by the name Frank who loves loved Pikachu ever since he was a kid and some would come up to him when he starts to cry. kid. You can can say that he was a Pikachu fanatic fanatic, since he's had Pikachu up until he grew and even got married to a woman with Pikachu gathered around them. Keep them, but keep in mind that he that he is an only man with had his grandaughter when Ash and co. met him. The sad thing is that in that flashback you then see that flashback, Frank is grieving on a tombstone in rain with Pikachu gathering towards him tombstone, implying to the viewer that his wife may have died then.passed away.



* In the XY-era film ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', it's Pikachu's turn to die. He had been barely clipped by Yveltal's Oblivion Wing attack, and ended up turning to stone [[PietaPlagiarism in Ash's arms]]. After a brief moment of grieving, Xemeas emerges and engages a HeroicSacrifice to restore Pikachu and everyone else afflicted by Oblivion Wing (including Team Rocket), as well as restoring an entire forest, at the personal cost of turning into a tree.

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* In the XY-era film ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', it's Pikachu's turn to die. He had been barely clipped by Yveltal's Oblivion Wing attack, and ended up turning to stone [[PietaPlagiarism in Ash's arms]]. After a brief moment of grieving, Xemeas Xerneas emerges and engages a HeroicSacrifice to restore Pikachu and everyone else afflicted by Oblivion Wing (including Team Rocket), as well as restoring an entire forest, at the personal cost of turning into a tree.



* A lot of Team Rocket's nicer moments fall into this, largely because [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished so many of them don't get recognised or appreciated]], or even lead to them getting beaten up by the heroes. Even their attempts to be good only lead to more abuse:
** In the aforementioned "Ignorance Is Blissey", a Blissey from Jessie's nursing school gives Team Rocket her entire centre's worth of food out of the joy of seeing her friend again. When this rather overzealous act of kindness gets Blissy into trouble with her boss, Team Rocket decide to take the fall for her and pretend to have mugged her for the food, inevitably setting themselves up for a good beating from the heroes. The even sadder part is Jessie constantly having to stop Blissy from intervening and revealing the whole plan throughout.

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* A lot of Team Rocket's nicer moments fall into this, largely because [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished so many of them don't get recognised recognized or appreciated]], or even lead to them getting beaten up by the heroes. Even their attempts to be good only lead to more abuse:
** In the aforementioned "Ignorance Is Blissey", a Blissey from Jessie's nursing school gives Team Rocket her entire centre's center's worth of food out of the joy of seeing her friend again. When this rather overzealous act of kindness gets Blissy into trouble with her boss, Team Rocket decide to take the fall for her and pretend to have mugged her for the food, inevitably setting themselves up for a good beating from the heroes. The even sadder part is Jessie constantly having to stop Blissy from intervening and revealing the whole plan throughout.



* "Meowth's Song"; an image song used in the Japanese original. While it is briefly used in the dub with completely reinterpreted lyrics about trying to impress Meowsie (which itself is rather tragic), the original full song has Meowth lamenting over his constant loneliness as he philosophises under the moon. Here it with translated lyrics [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4lACo2RvHo here]].
* After getting outright ''destroyed'' by Wulfric in their Gym Battle, Ash becomes depressed. This isn't your run-of-the-mill depression at losing a battle, however. Ash, seeing (and due to their bond, ''feeling'') the pain Greninja endured, feels guilty and actually starts contemplating if he really can help Greninja reach it's full potential, not just doubting their bond, but his abilities as a whole. Bear in mind Greninja chose Ash after rejecting ''dozens'' of other trainers, because it thought of Ash as it's one true trainer. Also bear in mind that this is the guy who has lost ''five'' tournaments and still has a go-getter mentality. Ash is the kind of guy whe can be down 5-1 in a Pokémon battle and retort by turning his hat and giving it his all, and yet this manages to utterly break him. The episode ends with a sulken Ash leaving into the snowfall at night, alone. The tone is actually so depressing the next episode preview doesn't even have any words (other than the episode name) or music.

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* "Meowth's Song"; an image song used in the Japanese original. While it is briefly used in the dub with completely reinterpreted lyrics about trying to impress Meowsie (which itself is rather tragic), the original full song has Meowth lamenting over his constant loneliness as he philosophises philosophizes under the moon. Here it with translated lyrics [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4lACo2RvHo here]].
Here]] it is with translated lyrics.
* After getting outright ''destroyed'' by Wulfric in their Gym Battle, Ash becomes depressed. This isn't your run-of-the-mill depression at losing a battle, however. Ash, seeing (and due to their bond, ''feeling'') the pain Greninja endured, feels guilty and actually starts contemplating if he really can help Greninja reach it's full potential, not just doubting their bond, but his abilities as a whole. Bear in mind Greninja chose Ash after rejecting ''dozens'' of other trainers, because it thought of Ash as it's one true trainer. Also bear in mind that this is the guy who has lost ''five'' tournaments and still has a go-getter mentality. Ash is the kind of guy whe who can be down 5-1 in a Pokémon battle and retort by turning his hat and giving it his all, and yet this manages to utterly break him. The episode ends with a sulken sullen Ash leaving into the snowfall at night, alone. The tone is actually so depressing the next episode preview doesn't even have any words (other than the episode name) or music.



** At the same time, Greninja is also in the woods, in upset. Contrary to what Ash thinks, it is actually frustrated at failing ''him'', still seeing him as it's true master, making his BSOD all the more tragic.

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** At the same time, Greninja is also in the woods, in upset. Contrary to what Ash thinks, it is actually frustrated at failing ''him'', still seeing him as it's true master, making his BSOD all the more tragic.
15th Aug '16 12:23:57 AM lalalei2001
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* The first movie has Meowth's clone telling Meowth that they don't have to fight. They have a lot in common: the same earth, the same air, the same sky. If they could look at what's the same instead of what's different... well, who knows.
15th Aug '16 12:17:10 AM QuarterDollar
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* The Junior Cup arc has a lot of minor tearjerkers: Caitlin has a moment of doubt in her abilities up against Cynthia (which is a bit more melancholy if you take her backstory in the games into account), Trip [[spoiler:loses to Alder and is genuinely frustrated and disappointed, having worked hard to get there]], and Dawn departs Ash's company for the second time.
14th Aug '16 8:12:43 AM MainManJ
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** For added meta-subtext, MaddieBlaustein, when talking with the fandom online, had directly compared Meowth's past to her own life as a trans-woman. This adds a new layer to Meowth's original past, his conversation about "focusing on being the same instead of being different" in the first movie, and Meowth bringing up his past in this episode.
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