History VideoGame / Patapon

13th May '16 4:56:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Part RhythmGame, part tactical war game, part {{Earworm}}, pure fun, ''Patapon'' is a game by Creator/SonyComputerEntertainment for the PlayStationPortable that has you as the deity of a tribe of eyeball villagers, the titular Patapons, waging war in their quest to reach Earthend and gaze upon IT.

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Part RhythmGame, part tactical war game, part {{Earworm}}, pure fun, ''Patapon'' is a game by Creator/SonyComputerEntertainment for the PlayStationPortable UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable that has you as the deity of a tribe of eyeball villagers, the titular Patapons, waging war in their quest to reach Earthend and gaze upon IT.
26th Apr '16 9:56:19 AM Akaihiryuu
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* Cephalothorax: The Patapon themselves.
19th Nov '15 12:15:04 AM Eyeshield
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''Patapon 3'' has also been released, featuring RPG-like characteristics, online multiplayer (up to 4 players in co-op, to 8 in VS) and a DarkerAndEdgier storyline.

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''Patapon 3'' has also been released, featuring RPG-like characteristics, online multiplayer (up to 4 players in co-op, to 8 in VS) and a DarkerAndEdgier storyline.
storyline. It also ended the story arc of the Patapons reaching Earthend, likely making it the last game.


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* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the third game. [[spoiler: After three games and hundreds of years of journeying, you can finally allow the Patapons to reach IT.]]


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** Applies to the entire tribe in the third game, where they literally caused the end of the world.
4th Aug '15 6:10:14 PM Adept
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* GarnishingTheStory: EverythingsBetterWithCows[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithPenguins[=/=]CuteKitten[=/=]MessyPig[=/=]PreciousPuppies[=/=]FrogsAndToads[=/=]long etc.The list of rarepons in Patapon 2 is pretty large, with examples pertaining to almost every classic animal/creature stereotype. You can even make angels and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons!]]

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* GarnishingTheStory: EverythingsBetterWithCows[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithPenguins[=/=]CuteKitten[=/=]MessyPig[=/=]PreciousPuppies[=/=]FrogsAndToads[=/=]long EverythingsBetterWithCows[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithPenguins[=/=]CuteKitten[=/=]MessyPig[=/=]PreciousPuppies[=/=]\long etc.The list of rarepons in Patapon 2 is pretty large, with examples pertaining to almost every classic animal/creature stereotype. You can even make angels and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons!]]
14th Apr '15 12:25:37 AM tenryufan
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* CrossDressingVoices: Most of the cast.



* FanNickname: Patapons = Pons, Zigotons = Ziggies.
5th Aug '14 4:09:25 PM theAdeptRogue
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5th Aug '14 4:09:13 PM theAdeptRogue
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2nd Aug '14 1:26:58 AM Luigifan
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''Patapon 3'' has also been released, featuring RPG-like characteristics, online multiplayer (up to 4 players in co-op,to 8 in VS) and a DarkerAndEdgier storyline.

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''Patapon 3'' has also been released, featuring RPG-like characteristics, online multiplayer (up to 4 players in co-op,to co-op, to 8 in VS) and a DarkerAndEdgier storyline.



** The Dark Heroes Naughtyfins and Ravenous progressively recover memories. Their identity is revealed later to the player;[[spoiler:The Patapon Princess as Naughtyfins and Gong the Hawkeye as Ravenous.]]

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** The Dark Heroes Naughtyfins and Ravenous progressively recover memories. Their identity is revealed later to the player;[[spoiler:The player; [[spoiler:The Patapon Princess as Naughtyfins and Gong the Hawkeye as Ravenous.]]



** In both sequels, the army you worked so hard to raise from the previous game is gone. Justified, brutally, in both cases: in ''Patapon 2,'' [[spoiler: the army drowns when the kraken sinks the boat, but the Almighty replants Mater to grow new units from.]] In ''Patapon 3,'' the army was [[spoiler: turned to stone.]]
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: At the end of [[spoiler: ''Patapon 3,'' Silver Hoshipon tells the Patapons not to fear evil, because the world is better for having a balance.]]

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** In both sequels, the army you worked so hard to raise from the previous game is gone. Justified, brutally, in both cases: in ''Patapon 2,'' [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the army drowns when the kraken sinks the boat, but the Almighty replants Mater to grow new units from.]] In ''Patapon 3,'' the army was [[spoiler: turned [[spoiler:turned to stone.]]
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: At the end of [[spoiler: ''Patapon [[spoiler:''Patapon 3,'' Silver Hoshipon tells the Patapons not to fear evil, because the world is better for having a balance.]]



* BigGood: You, the player assume the role.

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* BigGood: You, the player player, assume the role.



** In several items,mentions are made to "babypons" and many patapon are referred as "he" or "she",hinting at a more "traditional" way of reproduction,ahem.But no actual children are ever shown.
** Opposing tribes,namely the Zigotons and the Karmen, may or may not use this as well. The way they react to death though(and the many avengers you encounter through the game) hint that they may be more "traditional" in this sense.
** Note that only soldiers and the minigame pons are created this way, and possibly only because this seems to be under the patapon god's jurisdiction. Civilians probably have a more traditional way of reproducing.

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** In several items,mentions items, mentions are made to "babypons" and many patapon are referred as "he" or "she",hinting "she", hinting at a more "traditional" way of reproduction,ahem.reproduction, ahem. But no actual children are ever shown.
** Opposing tribes,namely tribes, namely the Zigotons and the Karmen, may or may not use this as well. The way they react to death though(and though (and the many avengers you encounter through the game) hint that they may be more "traditional" in this sense.
** Note that only soldiers and the minigame pons are created this way, and possibly only because this seems to be under the patapon Patapon god's jurisdiction. Civilians probably have a more traditional way of reproducing.



** Call a dragon a Dodonga. ''Patapon 3'' justifies calling them dodongas as less cartoonish real dragons are present in that game.

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** Call a dragon a Dodonga. ''Patapon 3'' justifies calling them dodongas dodongas, as less cartoonish real dragons are present in that game.



* CatsAreMean: The Myamsar class in Patapon 3 specializes in high critical ratio along with nasty status effects such as poison. Leveling up their class skills makes them poison their attacker, have a 8x damage bonus against shield-based classes (which they are made to counter), and upon death, explode, sending poison everywhere. Their Set skills include things such as ''Cornered Rat'' which quadruples their attack when HP drops below 25% and ''Peerless Cat'' (in contraposition to other classes's ''Fearless <animal>'' abilities), which inflicts instant death when critting a poisoned enemy. And their Hero Mode, Sic'Em Shadow, makes them pounce on the closest enemy while releasing an angry meow, pin the foe to the ground rendering him/her/it vulnerable (and cutting their own hero mode), and start stabbing them. Repeatedly. ''And they don't. Let. Go.'' Playing this in VS is bound to get you called a dick.

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* CatsAreMean: The Myamsar class in Patapon 3 specializes in high critical ratio along with nasty status effects such as poison. Leveling up their class skills makes them poison their attacker, have a 8x damage bonus against shield-based classes (which they are made to counter), and upon death, explode, sending poison everywhere. Their Set skills include things such as ''Cornered Rat'' which quadruples their attack when HP drops below 25% and ''Peerless Cat'' (in contraposition to other classes's classes' ''Fearless <animal>'' abilities), which inflicts instant death when critting a poisoned enemy. And their Hero Mode, Sic'Em Shadow, makes them pounce on the closest enemy while releasing an angry meow, pin the foe to the ground rendering him/her/it vulnerable (and cutting their own hero mode), and start stabbing them. Repeatedly. ''And they don't. Let. Go.'' Playing this in VS is bound to get you called a dick.



** Continues with Karmen using orange, Bonedeth using toxic green...And Akumapon using sickly purple along a gratuitous amount of ExtraEyes.
** Also used in ''Patapon 3'' 's multiplayer Versus games. One team is Blue, the other is Red.

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** Continues with Karmen using orange, Bonedeth using toxic green... And Akumapon using sickly purple along a gratuitous amount of ExtraEyes.
** Also used in ''Patapon 3'' 's 3''[='=]s multiplayer Versus games. One team is Blue, the other is Red.



** An enemy in Patapon 3 holds a chest and will fly away if you don't kill him fast enough to get it, he'll laugh and taunt you while trying to get said chest. (He'll even show you what's inside it just to piss you off even more when he flies off with it)
* CoolGate: Baban and it's upgraded form Bababan,as well as the Paraget/Patagate (''Patapon 2''), the Herogate and the Battlegate (''Patapon 3'')

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** An enemy in Patapon 3 holds a chest and will fly away if you don't kill him fast enough to get it, he'll laugh and taunt you while trying to get said chest. (He'll even show you what's inside it just to piss you off even more when he flies off with it)
it!)
* CoolGate: Baban and it's its upgraded form Bababan,as Bababan, as well as the Paraget/Patagate (''Patapon 2''), the Herogate and the Battlegate (''Patapon 3'')3'').



** Inverted in Patapon 3, bosses will go berserk and attack without warning once they've lost enough health.

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** Inverted in Patapon 3, [[TurnsRed bosses will go berserk berserk]] and attack without warning once they've lost enough health.



** It is implied the other tribes are suffering/suffered as well. Sonarchy heavily implies once [[spoiler: that the Karmen have gone extinct due to this, and does this ''while taking shelter in the very same bunker-like building you first saw Ormen Karmen perched/napping upon during Patapon 2'' no less.]]

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** It is implied the other tribes are suffering/suffered as well. Sonarchy heavily implies once [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that the Karmen have gone extinct due to this, and does this ''while taking shelter in the very same bunker-like building you first saw Ormen Karmen perched/napping upon during Patapon 2'' no less.]]



* [[CrowningMusicofAwesome Crowning Music Of Awesome]] - Patapon 3 specializes in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xO3Q3ITC8A& EPIC SOUNDTRACK]].
* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption - Trust me, to advance to the end of the level, you're gonna have to kill everything in your path. And I mean ''everything.''

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* [[CrowningMusicofAwesome Crowning Music Of Awesome]] - Awesome]]: Patapon 3 specializes in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xO3Q3ITC8A& EPIC SOUNDTRACK]].
* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption - CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: Trust me, to advance to the end of the level, you're gonna have to kill everything in your path. And I mean ''everything.''



** Beetleton surrenders after inflicting enough damage on him. You still have to kill him. Scorpiton may also apply, after being left defenseless by Baban's death. You can't spare [[spoiler: Gong]] either.

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** Beetleton surrenders after inflicting enough damage on him. You still have to kill him. Scorpiton may also apply, after being left defenseless by Baban's death. You can't spare [[spoiler: Gong]] [[spoiler:Gong]] either.



* CueTheSun: The [[spoiler: end of ''Patapon 1'']].
* DamselInDistress: Meden,later in the game.
** [[spoiler: The Patapon Princess was stuck inside an egg for who knows how long...]]
** And in the third game, [[spoiler: Meden is ''petrified'']] right in the beginning.

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* CueTheSun: The [[spoiler: end [[spoiler:end of ''Patapon 1'']].
* DamselInDistress: Meden,later Meden, later in the game.
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Patapon Princess was stuck inside an egg for who knows how long...]]
** And in the third game, [[spoiler: Meden [[spoiler:Meden is ''petrified'']] right in the beginning.



** The plot itself is DarkerAndEdgier, including the deaths of several important characters, and the fact the world is in it's current CrapsackWorld status due to the Patapons's obsession with IT leading them to rediscover what should better have been left forgotten.
*** Ironically this brings it back to Patapon 1's level after Patapon 2's LighterAndSofter storyline. The humorous dialogue part still remains,though.
* DealWithTheDevil: The Zigoton Queen [[spoiler: sacrifices her bloodline to Gorl and the forces of the underworld so she can defeat the Patapons.]]

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** The plot itself is DarkerAndEdgier, including the deaths of several important characters, and the fact the world is in it's its current CrapsackWorld status due to the Patapons's Patapons' obsession with IT leading them to rediscover what should better have been left forgotten.
*** Ironically Ironically, this brings it back to Patapon 1's level after Patapon 2's LighterAndSofter storyline. The humorous dialogue part still remains,though.
remains, though.
* DealWithTheDevil: The Zigoton Queen [[spoiler: sacrifices [[spoiler:sacrifices her bloodline to Gorl and the forces of the underworld so she can defeat the Patapons.]]



** Only for your own army, though... when you kill members of opposing tribes, wether you like them or not, they're gone. For good.
*** [[spoiler: Except Gong the Hawkeye.]]

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** Only for your own army, though... when you kill members of opposing tribes, wether whether you like them or not, they're gone. For good.
*** [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except Gong the Hawkeye.]]



* DialogDuringGameplay: The enemy tribes and Dark heroes sometimes do this instead of initiating a cutscene. Your Patapons also spout out random lines from time to time,but they don't do actual conversations.
* DinosaursAreDragons: Dodonga and it's variants.

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* DialogDuringGameplay: The enemy tribes and Dark heroes sometimes do this instead of initiating a cutscene. Your Patapons also spout out random lines from time to time,but time, but they don't do actual conversations.
* DinosaursAreDragons: Dodonga and it's its variants.



** Each Archfiend keeps around a Dark Hero of their own as their personal Dragon, which works to prevent your Uberhero and his squad from reaching the dungeon they're is kept in, aside following their orders.
* DramaticWind: The cape from the Patapon 3 heroes always flows behind them. Even if they turn around.[[FridgeLogic Even if there should be no wind at all.]]

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** Each Archfiend keeps around a Dark Hero of their own as their personal Dragon, which works to prevent your Uberhero and his squad from reaching the dungeon they're is kept in, aside following their orders.
* DramaticWind: The cape from the Patapon 3 heroes always flows behind them. Even if they turn around. [[FridgeLogic Even if there should be no wind at all.]]



* EasyExp: A variation of it,''Patapon 3''. Your Patapon earn levels through normal grinding, but the methods for upgrading your class skills, while some are quite combat-related, others are quite mind-baffling. Play enough VS? Have exp. Use charged attacks? Have exp. Attack structures? Have exp. Die a lot? Have exp. March forward a lot? Exp!

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* EasyExp: A variation of it,''Patapon it, ''Patapon 3''. Your Patapon earn levels through normal grinding, but the methods for upgrading your class skills, while some are quite combat-related, others are quite mind-baffling. Play enough VS? Have exp. Use charged attacks? Have exp. Attack structures? Have exp. Die a lot? Have exp. March forward a lot? Exp!



* EasyLogistics: For some reason, Toripons, Yumipons and Yaripons have infinite ammo. No Patapon of your army ever seems to get tired in the battlefield,even if you never see them eat, and in fact you never see them leave the obelisk.

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* EasyLogistics: For some reason, Toripons, Yumipons Yumipons, and Yaripons have infinite ammo. No Patapon of your army ever seems to get tired in the battlefield,even battlefield, even if you never see them eat, and in fact you never see them leave the obelisk.



* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Again, Dodonga and it's variants.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Again, Dodonga and it's its variants.



* EvilCounterpart: ''Patapon 2'' 's Dark One is an EvilKnockoff of your own hero, down to changing classes when needed.
** ''Patapon 3'' turns this UpToEleven with a whooping total of '''7''' Dark Heroes, all evil counterparts to your own Uberhero (as well as each opposing one of the already stablished Uberhero classes).

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* EvilCounterpart: ''Patapon 2'' 's 2''[='=]s Dark One is an EvilKnockoff of your own hero, down to changing classes when needed.
** ''Patapon 3'' turns this UpToEleven with a whooping whopping total of '''7''' Dark Heroes, all evil counterparts to your own Uberhero (as well as each opposing one of the already stablished Uberhero classes).



* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Played with in ''Patapon 3''. Ragewolf taunts your Uberhero, informing him heroes can't revive inside dungeons. Your hero drops to his knees in apparent defeat, but cheers himself up by pointing out aloud that in that case, Ragewolf probably can't revive in there either. Then Ragewolf laughs and gloats that he can revive there anyways, by usage of a Summon. Your hero then drops the act, thanks Ragewolf for the info and ponders aloud how to learn to use a Summon.

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* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Played with in ''Patapon 3''. Ragewolf taunts your Uberhero, informing him that heroes can't revive inside dungeons. Your hero drops to his knees in apparent defeat, but cheers himself up by pointing out aloud that in that case, Ragewolf probably can't revive in there either. Then Ragewolf laughs and gloats that he can revive there anyways, by usage of a Summon. Your hero then drops the act, thanks Ragewolf for the info info, and ponders aloud how to learn to use a Summon.



** If you're playing online in ''Patapon 3'', expect other heroes to almost always be A)Grenburr (deals ridiculous amounts of damage) B)Cannasault (deals ridiculous amounts of damage) C)Cannogabang (deals ridiculous amounts of damage) D)Tondenga (though slow, deals great damage and has decent HP, and is one of the earliest classes unlocked). There's a surprising decent number of the two mage classes though, both the healer and the ranged attacker. But other classes such as Wooyari and Pyokorider are seldom seen.

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** If you're playing online in ''Patapon 3'', expect other heroes to almost always be A)Grenburr A) Grenburr (deals ridiculous amounts of damage) B)Cannasault B) Cannasault (deals ridiculous amounts of damage) C)Cannogabang C) Cannogabang (deals ridiculous amounts of damage) D)Tondenga D) Tondenga (though slow, deals great damage and has decent HP, and is one of the earliest classes unlocked). There's a surprising decent number of the two mage classes though, both the healer and the ranged attacker. But other classes such as Wooyari and Pyokorider are seldom seen.



** TheSmartGuy - Ton
** TheBigGuy - Chin
** TheChick - Kan
** TeamPet - Silver Hoshipon

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** TheSmartGuy - Ton
Ton.
** TheBigGuy - Chin
Chin.
** TheChick - Kan
Kan.
** TeamPet - Silver HoshiponHoshipon.



* ForgedByTheGods: Divine weapons. Well,you "don't" actually forge these yourself,it's more like you "help" the blacksmith forge them...

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* ForgedByTheGods: Divine weapons. Well,you Well, you "don't" actually forge these yourself,it's yourself, it's more like you "help" the blacksmith forge them...



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Makoton a normal soldier,once you killed his best friend.He turns into a general then he turned into the [[spoiler: demonic evil and hard Dark One.]]

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Makoton Makoton, a normal soldier,once soldier, once you killed his best friend.friend. He turns into a general general, then he turned into the [[spoiler: demonic evil [[spoiler:demonic, evil, and hard Dark One.]]



* GameLobby: ''Patapon 3'' 's multiplayer/VS matches.
* GarnishingTheStory: EverythingsBetterWithCows /EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys /EverythingsBetterWithPenguins /CuteKitten /MessyPig /PreciousPuppies / FrogsAndToads /long etc.The list of rarepons in Patapon 2 is pretty large, with examples pertaining to almost every classic animal/creature stereotype. You can even make angels and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons!]]

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* GameLobby: ''Patapon 3'' 's 3''[='=]s multiplayer/VS matches.
* GarnishingTheStory: EverythingsBetterWithCows /EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys /EverythingsBetterWithPenguins /CuteKitten /MessyPig /PreciousPuppies / FrogsAndToads /long EverythingsBetterWithCows[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithPenguins[=/=]CuteKitten[=/=]MessyPig[=/=]PreciousPuppies[=/=]FrogsAndToads[=/=]long etc.The list of rarepons in Patapon 2 is pretty large, with examples pertaining to almost every classic animal/creature stereotype. You can even make angels and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons!]]



*** And some levels ahead, there's a cutscene at the entrance of your hideout... let's just say that Silver Hoshipon has had certain Dark Hero in mind lately...

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*** And some levels ahead, there's a cutscene at the entrance of your hideout... let's just say that Silver Hoshipon has had a certain Dark Hero in mind lately...



* GreenHillZone: The first "serious" level of the first two games is always a hunting stage, with blue background, lush green plants, kaching-giving flowers and light hearted songs; Patata Plains in 1 and Tochira Beach in 2.
** In Patapon 3,it's no longer a hunting stage,instead being a series of tutorial levels. Still, the Training Grounds DO look a lot like Patata Plains.

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* GreenHillZone: The first "serious" level of the first two games is always a hunting stage, with a blue background, lush green plants, kaching-giving flowers flowers, and light hearted light-hearted songs; Patata Plains in 1 and Tochira Beach in 2.
** In Patapon 3,it's 3, it's no longer a hunting stage,instead stage, instead being a series of tutorial levels. Still, the Training Grounds DO look a lot like Patata Plains.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Patapon 1. The first half of the game is very straightforward about who are the bad guys, with the Patapon tribe oppressed by the Zigotons to near extinction. The flipside, however, is that [[spoiler: pretty much everyone who's not a Patapon is absolutely convinced that the ''world will end'' if the Patapons reach Earthend and see IT.]]
* GoldenSnitch: The team that manages to take the flag of the opposition automatically wins the match in Arena versus games (Patapon 3), regardless of points scored. Then again, to fetch said flag you have to destroy all of your enemies's fortifications first, so you ought to have been winning anyways.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Patapon 1. The first half of the game is very straightforward about who are the bad guys, with the Patapon tribe oppressed by the Zigotons to near extinction. The flipside, however, is that [[spoiler: pretty [[spoiler:pretty much everyone who's not a Patapon is absolutely convinced that the ''world will end'' if the Patapons reach Earthend and see IT.]]
* GoldenSnitch: The team that manages to take the flag of the opposition automatically wins the match in Arena versus games (Patapon 3), regardless of points scored. Then again, to fetch said flag flag, you have to destroy all of your enemies's fortifications first, so you ought to have been winning anyways.



* GuideDangIt: The desert level requires you to use a rain juju to be able to get through.[[spoiler: By this point, you'll probably have forgotten about the strange totem you saw back at the first hunting stage, which only now you can attempt to copy the sequence from now that you got the Chaka drum]]. No one mentions explicitly you must summon rain yourself either.
** And then we have the level ''"Search for a Lucky Star"''. Oh my god. First off, despite what people might say, you do NOT have to sacrifice one of your own Patapons to get it to stop raining; it happens randomly, and scarcely. Once you [[spoiler: rescue Hoshipon]] from the Pincheek, '''you must keep still'''. March too far ahead, and he will get mad and promptly leave without giving you anything, and no one warns you about it except he himself saying "Hey hey, are you listening to me?" earlier. Oh, and doing this is the only way to obtain the McGuffin needed to unlock the GiantEnemyCrab boss and continue the story. Headdesks ensue.

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* GuideDangIt: The desert level requires you to use a rain juju to be able to get through.[[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By this point, you'll probably have forgotten about the strange totem you saw back at the first hunting stage, which only now you can attempt to copy the sequence from now that you got the Chaka drum]]. No one mentions explicitly you must summon rain yourself either.
** And then we have the level ''"Search for a Lucky Star"''. Oh my god. First off, despite what people might say, you do NOT have to sacrifice one of your own Patapons to get it to stop raining; it happens randomly, and scarcely. Once you [[spoiler: rescue [[spoiler:rescue Hoshipon]] from the Pincheek, '''you must keep still'''. March too far ahead, and he will get mad and promptly leave without giving you anything, and no one warns you about it except he himself saying "Hey hey, are you listening to me?" earlier. Oh, and doing this is the only way to obtain the McGuffin needed to unlock the GiantEnemyCrab boss and continue the story. Headdesks ensue.



* HeelFaceTurn: In each SequelHook, [[spoiler: the Patapons are seen working with their enemy tribe to achieve whatever next challenge they'll be facing]]. Played with in the second game; [[WorthyOpponent Gong just wants his honor from beating you]], but realizes about halfway through that the Karmens are a bigger issue.

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* HeelFaceTurn: In each SequelHook, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Patapons are seen working with their enemy tribe to achieve whatever next challenge they'll be facing]]. Played with in the second game; [[WorthyOpponent Gong just wants his honor from beating you]], but realizes about halfway through that the Karmens are a bigger issue.



* HeroAntagonist: The Zigoton species as a whole once you progress enough in the original game, when they switch from fighting you to push you back into their domination, into fighting you to prevent [[spoiler: the freakin' world from being destroyed!]](which is what their legends state will happen if you reach IT). But specially General Gong: he cares for his troops (and his troops adore him back), remains loyal to his queen until the death, and sacrifices himself in a last stand to defend his species's honor, [[spoiler: which are about to be all turned into demons so the Patapon are stopped once and for all.]]

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* HeroAntagonist: The Zigoton species as a whole once you progress enough in the original game, when they switch from fighting you to push you back into their domination, into fighting you to prevent [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the freakin' world from being destroyed!]](which destroyed!]] (Which is what their legends state will happen if you reach IT). But specially General Gong: he cares for his troops (and his troops adore him back), remains loyal to his queen until the death, and sacrifices himself in a last stand to defend his species's species' honor, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which are about to be all turned into demons so the Patapon are stopped once and for all.]]



* HyperactiveSprite: Your army in the first two games, everywhere from missions to the obelisk/barracks, except during cutscenes. Applies to the enemy tribes as well; it seems like everyone has some sort of disease that prevents them from stopping. Averted in Patapon 3 though.

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* HyperactiveSprite: Your army in the first two games, everywhere from missions to the obelisk/barracks, except during cutscenes. Applies to the enemy tribes as well; it seems like everyone has some sort of disease that prevents them from stopping. Averted in Patapon 3 3, though.



* ImpossibleItemDrop: While the kaching, the currency may be justified as it is sort of representation of life force, things like enemies dropping potions and rocks may be not.
** The Patapon 3 website justified it on the Bonedeth's part by stating that they bring these potions to battle on purpose,[[TooDumbToLive they just forget to drink them.]]

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* ImpossibleItemDrop: While the kaching, the currency currency, may be justified as it is sort of representation of life force, things like enemies dropping potions and rocks may be not.
** The Patapon 3 website justified it on the Bonedeth's part by stating that they bring these potions to battle on purpose,[[TooDumbToLive purpose, [[TooDumbToLive they just forget to drink them.]]



* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: In ''Patapon 3'', the weapons that can be carried, get extremely large at the end.
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: At the end of ''Patapon 3'' the Patapons [[spoiler: do find Earthend, but the journey was more important, bringing hope back to the world.]]
* LastDitchMove: Salamanders from ''Patapon 3'' go out with a bang of their respective element. This actually causes a lot of damage should your 'pons be caught in the blast,so it's better to take them out from a distance.
** There's a heroic example of this as well, by dying repeatedly you can teach your Myamsar to go out with a bang of poison.

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* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: In ''Patapon 3'', the weapons that can be carried, carried get extremely large at the end.
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: At the end of ''Patapon 3'' the Patapons [[spoiler: do [[spoiler:do find Earthend, but the journey was more important, bringing hope back to the world.]]
* LastDitchMove: Salamanders from ''Patapon 3'' go out with a bang of their respective element. This actually causes a lot of damage should your 'pons be caught in the blast,so blast, so it's better to take them out from a distance.
** There's a heroic example of this as well, well; by dying repeatedly repeatedly, you can teach your Myamsar to go out with a bang of poison.



* LightningBruiser: With the right combination,your hero can become this.For example, a pyokola dekapon with Rabasarana.

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* LightningBruiser: With the right combination,your combination, your hero can become this.this. For example, a pyokola dekapon with Rabasarana.



* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: From the second game we get Mahopons who are weak at first look until you get the later game spells. Lighting which hits everything 3 times more so if its a large target, blizzard which spams ice, and fireblast which is your own little nuke. Of course the hero chaincasts meteor. That doesn't even cover the support abilities.

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* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: From the second game game, we get Mahopons Mahopons, who are weak at first look until you get the later game spells. Lighting spells: lighting, which hits everything 3 times more (more so if its it's a large target, blizzard target), blizzard, which spams ice, and fireblast fireblast, which is your own little nuke. Of course course, the hero chaincasts meteor. That doesn't even cover the support abilities.



* MamaBear(or PapaWolf): Pekkora are cute, fluffy, sheep-like creatures that inhabit the snowy levels of Patapon 2. Usually, they have a GentleGiant demeanor; they will refuse to attack back their offenders,and will simply try to run away at a slow pace along with their little Pekkorako. But, kill any of their children, even a single one, and they will turn into a terrifying monster with massive maws,in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge...right at your army.

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* MamaBear(or MamaBear (or PapaWolf): Pekkora are cute, fluffy, sheep-like creatures that inhabit the snowy levels of Patapon 2. Usually, they have a GentleGiant demeanor; they will refuse to attack back their offenders,and offenders, and will simply try to run away at a slow pace along with their little Pekkorako. But, kill any of their children, even a single one, and they will turn into a terrifying monster with massive maws,in maws, in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge...RoaringRampageOfRevenge... right at your army.



* ManOnFire: Unless you invested time and ka-ching in upgrading your troops's resistance to fire in later levels, expect your patapons to constantly run back and forth through the screen in a frenzy, their asses ablaze and losing health as they disobey your commands and unwittingly get in the way of enemy attacks.
* MaskPower: And how! The Hero from the second game is powered up through masks and with the right combination he can become a Gamebreaker

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* ManOnFire: Unless you invested time and ka-ching in upgrading your troops's troops' resistance to fire in later levels, expect your patapons to constantly run back and forth through the screen in a frenzy, their asses ablaze and losing health as they disobey your commands and unwittingly get in the way of enemy attacks.
* MaskPower: And how! The Hero from the second game is powered up through masks and with the right combination combination, he can become a GamebreakerGameBreaker.



** Earthend, as, if the Zigotons and Karmen are to be believed, the [[spoiler: ''Earth'' will ''end'' if the Patapons find it.]]
*** The result: [[spoiler: They're wrong, and Earthend has an altogether different but still literal meaning; it's where the Earth comes to an end, beyond which is an expanse of... something.]]
** The syllabes that precede the "pon" of the class names aren't elected randomly. ''Yari'' means spear in japanese, while ''Tate'' means shield and ''Yumi'' means bow. ''Hata'' means flag. ''Kiba'' is the act of riding something. ''Dekai'' means enormous. ''Tori'' means bird while ''Maho'' means magic. The exceptions are the Robopon and Megapon; the former derives it's prefix from ''robot'' while [[PunnyName the latter is a pun on megaphone]].

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** Earthend, as, if the Zigotons and Karmen are to be believed, the [[spoiler: ''Earth'' [[spoiler:''Earth'' will ''end'' if the Patapons find it.]]
*** The result: [[spoiler: They're [[spoiler:They're wrong, and Earthend has an altogether different but still literal meaning; it's where the Earth comes to an end, beyond which is an expanse of... something.]]
** The syllabes that precede the "pon" of the class names aren't elected randomly. ''Yari'' means spear in japanese, while ''Tate'' means shield and ''Yumi'' means bow. ''Hata'' means flag. ''Kiba'' is the act of riding something. ''Dekai'' means enormous. ''Tori'' means bird while ''Maho'' means magic. The exceptions are the Robopon and Megapon; the former derives it's its prefix from ''robot'' while [[PunnyName the latter is a pun on megaphone]].



** The Dark Heroes's names; Standoffish Sonarchy (bat-like Dark hero of Pride), Miss Covet Hiss (snake-like Dark Hero of Jealousy), Ragewolf (...[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment wolf-like Dark Hero of Rage...]]). [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast People, let's just back off...veeeeeery slowly...]]

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** The Dark Heroes's Heroes' names; Standoffish Sonarchy (bat-like Dark hero of Pride), Miss Covet Hiss (snake-like Dark Hero of Jealousy), Ragewolf (...[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment wolf-like Dark Hero of Rage...]]). [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast People, let's just back off... veeeeeery slowly...]]



* MightyGlacier: Dekapons are slow to move and attack,but pack a punch everytime they hit.
* MookPromotion: Makoton, a regular Zigoton warrior gradually becomes a formidable adversary later on.

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* MightyGlacier: Dekapons are slow to move and attack,but attack, but pack a punch everytime they hit.
* MookPromotion: Makoton, a regular Zigoton warrior warrior, gradually becomes a formidable adversary later on.



** ''Patapon 2'' also has a tribal mask motif throughout the game. The Karmen are a tribe of masked people; Dark One is being powered and controlled by a mask; your own hero lost his memories and is powered up through masks of varying power, and even the last boss is a flying giant mask which spawns a body, then mutates. Even [[spoiler: Gong the Hawkeye]], of all people, uses a mask to conceal his identity when you first encounter him before immediately throwing it away.

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** ''Patapon 2'' also has a tribal mask motif throughout the game. The Karmen are a tribe of masked people; Dark One is being powered and controlled by a mask; your own hero lost his memories and is powered up through masks of varying power, and even the last boss is a flying giant mask which spawns a body, then mutates. Even [[spoiler: Gong [[spoiler:Gong the Hawkeye]], of all people, uses a mask to conceal his identity when you first encounter him before immediately throwing it away.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Literally. [[spoiler: Your Hero unit is the lone Patapon who broke the magical egg at the world's core and caused the downfall of the Patapon empire.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Literally. [[spoiler: Your [[spoiler:Your Hero unit is the lone Patapon who broke the magical egg at the world's core and caused the downfall of the Patapon empire.]]



** Patapon 3 in general. Specially, the multiplayer dungeons. Even the first of these requires a well-coordinated lvl 25+ team with decent equip and rhytm skills to be completed. [[OhCrap And it only gets harder from there.]]
*** The last floor of the last multiplayer dungeon features '' '''[[ClusterFBomb fucking bladed pendulums that are a fucking one-hit K.O. and never fucking STOP!!]]''' ''
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Patapons and the opposing tribes melt into puddles when killed; however it seems to be just the way their body works, as defeated Uberheroes melt as well but DO leave their mask behind. Averted with bosses. Played straight with Patapon 3's mini-bosses such as Treants and Cyclops, which just dissapear into nothingness.
* NoCutsceneInventoryInertia: Patapon 2. In the few cutscenes of the game,your hero unit always appears as a normal lvl1 yaripon with Shuba mask, no matter what class, level, rarepon and mask you have him as.

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** Patapon 3 in general. Specially, the multiplayer dungeons. Even the first of these requires a well-coordinated lvl 25+ team with decent equip and rhytm rhythm skills to be completed. [[OhCrap And it only gets harder from there.]]
*** The last floor of the last multiplayer dungeon features '' '''[[ClusterFBomb '''''[[ClusterFBomb fucking bladed pendulums that are a fucking one-hit K.O. and never fucking STOP!!]]''' ''
STOP!!]]'''''
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Patapons and the opposing tribes melt into puddles when killed; however however, it seems to be just the way their body works, as defeated Uberheroes melt as well but DO leave their mask behind. Averted with bosses. Played straight with Patapon 3's mini-bosses such as Treants and Cyclops, which just dissapear into nothingness.
* NoCutsceneInventoryInertia: Patapon 2. In the few cutscenes of the game,your game, your hero unit always appears as a normal lvl1 yaripon with Shuba mask, no matter what class, level, rarepon rarepon, and mask you have him as.



** In every game so far, at the very end, there's a part where three patapons (Ton, Chin and Kan) walk along with Hatapon towards [[spoiler:what they believe to be Earthend.]] In the first two games, these are three normal yaripons (spearmen) with normal spears, no matter what. In the third, the three normal heroes appear as their respective starter classes, each with their normal starter equipment.
* NostalgiaLevel: The final duel against Ravenous features the original, unremixed version of [[spoiler: Gong's theme]] as the song. [[spoiler: He even says the same thing upon death!]]
** [[spoiler: At least this time [[TearJerker it's just temporary.]] ]]

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** In every game so far, at the very end, there's a part where three patapons (Ton, Chin Chin, and Kan) walk along with Hatapon towards [[spoiler:what they believe to be Earthend.]] In the first two games, these are three normal yaripons (spearmen) with normal spears, no matter what. In the third, the three normal heroes appear as their respective starter classes, each with their normal starter equipment.
* NostalgiaLevel: The final duel against Ravenous features the original, unremixed version of [[spoiler: Gong's [[spoiler:Gong's theme]] as the song. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He even says the same thing upon death!]]
** [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least this time [[TearJerker it's just temporary.]] ]]]]]]



* OnlySaneMan: In Patapon 3 your hero seems pretty well aware about the insanity going around and often lampshades events and characters in his dialogue, even without the player's choice input. Within the different sides, Ragewolf does this to the other Dark Heroes, and Silver Hoshipon and Hatapon to the rest of Patapons.
* PassThroughTheRings: Patapon 2 and 3's obstacle courses. Only by getting past the signs you earn the needed time to get to the end. Specially frustrating in Patapon 3 as this is the only way to obtain the Pause song, and to reach it you're going to have to ''literally wipe out every single obstacle in range with your every attack command to make it to the end in time.''
* PhysicalGod: The series is notable for averting this, as you,[[AGodAmI the Almighty Patapon]], are unable to interact with your tribe in any other way that isn't drumming a command to them in time (except Meden whose job as a priestess is to be able to talk to you) and must be content instead by watching them from the skies. However, there's the Uberhero in ''Patapon 3''...Though he's actually a hybrid of you and your P2 hero, so he's more like a demigod.
** One of the missions in ''Patapon 2'' has you save [[spoiler: the Zigotons's massive, anthrophomorphic, priest-robed PhysicalGod, which the Akumapons (demons)are keeping captured and chained up inside it's home above the clouds. Even ''General Gong the Hawkeye'', of all people, shows up to help. ''It is an awesome level.'']]

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* OnlySaneMan: In Patapon 3 3, your hero seems pretty well aware about the insanity going around and often lampshades events and characters in his dialogue, even without the player's choice input. Within the different sides, Ragewolf does this to the other Dark Heroes, and Silver Hoshipon and Hatapon to the rest of the Patapons.
* PassThroughTheRings: Patapon 2 and 3's obstacle courses. Only by getting past the signs will you earn the needed time to get to the end. Specially frustrating in Patapon 3 as this is the only way to obtain the Pause song, and to reach it you're going to have to ''literally wipe out every single obstacle in range with your every attack command to make it to the end in time.''
* PhysicalGod: The series is notable for averting this, as you,[[AGodAmI you, [[AGodAmI the Almighty Patapon]], are unable to interact with your tribe in any other way that isn't drumming a command to them in time (except Meden Meden, whose job as a priestess is to be able to talk to you) and must be content instead by watching them from the skies. However, there's the Uberhero in ''Patapon 3''... Though he's actually a hybrid of you and your P2 hero, so he's more like a demigod.
** One of the missions in ''Patapon 2'' has you save [[spoiler: the Zigotons's [[spoiler:the Zigotons' massive, anthrophomorphic, priest-robed PhysicalGod, which the Akumapons (demons)are (demons) are keeping captured and chained up inside it's its home above the clouds. Even ''General Gong the Hawkeye'', of all people, shows up to help. ''It is an awesome level.'']]



** Certain people (specially in P1 and P2,with the absence/charging time of Hero Mode) can't refrain from charging with Pon Chaka every single time they prepare to attack. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Regardless of wether the enemy actually needs a charged attack to be defeated or not.]]
** During mission cutscenes that don't immediately break your Fever, expect the command you issue while waiting to invariably become Pata Pata Pata Pon, specially if you're not paying attention to what you drum up. And more specially if your army appears onscreen, as if you expected it to magically start moving again.

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** Certain people (specially (especially in P1 and P2,with P2, with the absence/charging time of Hero Mode) can't refrain from charging with Pon Chaka every single time they prepare to attack. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Regardless of wether the enemy actually needs a charged attack to be defeated or not.]]
** During mission cutscenes that don't immediately break your Fever, expect the command you issue while waiting to invariably become Pata Pata Pata Pon, specially if you're not paying attention to what you drum up. And more specially especially if your army appears onscreen, as if you expected it to magically start moving again.



** Non-mission example; In Patapon 3 not so much, but optimizing your squads in P1 and P2 right before deploying, even if you don't have any new weapons, feels so...relaxing.

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** Non-mission example; In Patapon 3 not so much, but optimizing your squads in P1 and P2 right before deploying, even if you don't have any new weapons, feels so... relaxing.



* PowerGivesYouWings: The ''Patapon 3'' intro demo...sort of. Hero gets wings indeed, but... on his head.
** The Barsala (wings on head) rarepon is the best obtainable rarepon of the original game, and is one of the three ultimate rarepons of ''Patapon 2''. Barsala Hero has been the series's mascot from ''Patapon 2'' onwards, and he even forms part of the ''Patapon 3'' logo. So it's definitely not far off.

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* PowerGivesYouWings: The ''Patapon 3'' intro demo... sort of. Hero gets wings indeed, but... on his head.
** The Barsala (wings on head) rarepon is the best obtainable rarepon of the original game, and is one of the three ultimate rarepons of ''Patapon 2''. Barsala Hero has been the series's series' mascot from ''Patapon 2'' onwards, and he even forms part of the ''Patapon 3'' logo. So it's definitely not far off.



* RainbowSpeak: Whenever your name or the name of your hero/Uberhero shows up in dialogue, they tend to be highlighted in a different color. Also applies to weapons upgraded at the Blacksmith in ''Patapon 3'' if the player chose to name them, but only when seeing your Patapons's equipment in the Barracks/Obelisk.

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* RainbowSpeak: Whenever your name or the name of your hero/Uberhero shows up in dialogue, they tend to be highlighted in a different color. Also applies to weapons upgraded at the Blacksmith in ''Patapon 3'' if the player chose to name them, but only when seeing your Patapons's Patapons' equipment in the Barracks/Obelisk.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Karmen leader, Ormen Karmen, is said to be- well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin over seven hundred years old]]. And then Meden says that's not older than she is. Hmm. Many characters in ''Patapon 3'' too.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Karmen leader, Ormen Karmen, is said to be- be -- well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin over seven hundred years old]]. And then Meden says that's not older than she is. Hmm. Many characters in ''Patapon 3'' too.



** Averted by [[spoiler: Gorl, the final boss]] of the original ''Patapon''. The sky is just a really bright white. Of course, this doens't really help things when you notice the sickly reddish tones of the landscape, and the fact the sun/moon is ''[[OhCrap black]].''
* TheReveal: Downplayed; [[spoiler: when the Patapons finally reach Earthend, they don't seem to realize that Silver Hoshipon is IT.]]

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** Averted by [[spoiler: Gorl, [[spoiler:Gorl, the final boss]] of the original ''Patapon''. The sky is just a really bright white. Of course, this doens't really help things when you notice the sickly reddish tones of the landscape, and the fact the sun/moon is ''[[OhCrap black]].''
* TheReveal: Downplayed; [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when the Patapons finally reach Earthend, they don't seem to realize that Silver Hoshipon is IT.]]



* SchizoTech: In first two ''Patapon'' games, the army uses things like spears, bows, swords, clubs, magic and so on. However, in ''Patapon 3'' cannons and laserguns are added to the mix. In addition, there is a minigame about launching tactical missiles into opponents' side of the area.

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* SchizoTech: In first two ''Patapon'' games, the army uses things like spears, bows, swords, clubs, magic magic, and so on. However, in ''Patapon 3'' 3'', cannons and laserguns are added to the mix. In addition, there is a minigame about launching tactical missiles into the opponents' side of the area.



* StrikeMeDown: Beetleton,after a long battle he surrendered like a man!

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* StrikeMeDown: Beetleton,after Beetleton; after a long battle battle, he surrendered like a man!



* SealedGoodInACan: Both the [[spoiler: Patapon Princess]] and the [[spoiler: magical center of the world]] were contained in eggs. Breaking the latter proved disastrous, however. Also, [[spoiler: Silver Hoshipon.]]

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* SealedGoodInACan: Both the [[spoiler: Patapon [[spoiler:Patapon Princess]] and the [[spoiler: magical center of the world]] were contained in eggs. Breaking the latter proved disastrous, however. Also, [[spoiler: Silver [[spoiler:Silver Hoshipon.]]



** In Patapon 3, the Charibassa, Cannasault and Cannogabang are whole ''classes'' specializing in this.

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** In Patapon 3, the Charibassa, Cannasault Cannasault, and Cannogabang are whole ''classes'' specializing in this.



** The Guardira class in Patapon 3. It's attack isn't exactly high but it's Hero Mode puts up a massive shield that protects the whole party,while taking only 10% the damage it would receive normally from enemy attacks.
* SuperMode: '''[[MostWonderfulSound FEVEEEEER!!!!!!!!!!]]''' in the whole series. Stronger mode is hero mode from ''Patapon 2'' and ''3''.

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** The Guardira class in Patapon 3. It's Its attack isn't exactly high high, but it's its Hero Mode puts up a massive shield that protects the whole party,while party, while taking only 10% the damage it would receive normally from enemy attacks.
* SuperMode: '''[[MostWonderfulSound FEVEEEEER!!!!!!!!!!]]''' in the whole series. Stronger A stronger mode is hero mode from ''Patapon 2'' and ''3''.



* TakenForGranite: Hatapon is [[spoiler: the only one ''not'' suffering from this at the beginning of the third game.]]

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* TakenForGranite: Hatapon is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the only one ''not'' suffering from this at the beginning of the third game.]]



* ThisCannotBe: "Impossible...Bababaan is weakening...it can't be...it...I can't let it happen".

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* ThisCannotBe: "Impossible... Bababaan is weakening...weakening... it can't be...it...be... it... I can't let it happen".



* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: the Hero Unit lost his memory after he destroyed the world egg.]] The [[spoiler: five]] survivors from the disaster that starts the first game can't remember anything before it, either.

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* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:The Hero Unit lost his memory after he destroyed the world egg.]] The [[spoiler: five]] [[spoiler:five]] survivors from the disaster that starts the first game can't remember anything before it, either.



* UnexplainedRecovery: Gong [[spoiler: returns from the dead in Patapon 2]]. Exactly how is never stated, but [[spoiler: perhaps defeating Gorl returned the Zigotons to what they once were?]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Gong [[spoiler: returns [[spoiler:returns from the dead in Patapon 2]]. Exactly how is never stated, but [[spoiler: perhaps [[spoiler:perhaps defeating Gorl returned the Zigotons to what they once were?]]
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* AddressingThePlayer - The Patapons worship you and call upon you for help: "Aid us, Oh Mighty [Troper]!"
* AGodIsYou - But of course.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil - Akumapons and Bonedeths.

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* AddressingThePlayer - AddressingThePlayer: The Patapons worship you and call upon you for help: "Aid us, Oh Mighty [Troper]!"
* AGodIsYou - AGodIsYou: But of course.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil - AlwaysChaoticEvil: Akumapons and Bonedeths.



* AnnoyingLaugh - "Keh heh heh heh!" That's kinda annoying sometimes.
* AnnoyingArrows - Yumipons arrows don't do a lot of damage on their own; they're made for for spreading status effects around the battlefield. It works in reverse, too; it's not uncommon for just two or three enemy Yumitons/mens/deths with fire or sleep bows to rain a nightmare on the squad from on top of a building until it's toppled. They are also still useful against bosses since the bosses pretty much take up half the battlefield, so almost all the arrows will hit them.
* AntiMagic - Slogturtle has this ability.
* ArrowsOnFire - Yumipons can end up with these with the right equipment.
* ATasteOfPower - When the player gets another unit type in Patapon 1 and 2, the first unit they get of that type is incredibly overpowered. It leaves when the stage is finished.
* BackFromTheBrink - In all three games.
* BadassAdorable - Patapons and many Zigotons. The Karmen and Bonedeth aren't really adorable on account of their masks, although Akumapons may still fit.
* BadDreams - In some missions,your Uberhero sometimes experiences BadDreams about the past he can't remember.

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* AnnoyingLaugh - AnnoyingLaugh: "Keh heh heh heh!" That's kinda annoying sometimes.
* AnnoyingArrows - AnnoyingArrows: Yumipons arrows don't do a lot of damage on their own; they're made for for spreading status effects around the battlefield. It works in reverse, too; it's not uncommon for just two or three enemy Yumitons/mens/deths with fire or sleep bows to rain a nightmare on the squad from on top of a building until it's toppled. They are also still useful against bosses since the bosses pretty much take up half the battlefield, so almost all the arrows will hit them.
* AntiMagic - AntiMagic: Slogturtle has this ability.
* ArrowsOnFire - ArrowsOnFire: Yumipons can end up with these with the right equipment.
* ATasteOfPower - ATasteOfPower: When the player gets another unit type in Patapon 1 and 2, the first unit they get of that type is incredibly overpowered. It leaves when the stage is finished.
* BackFromTheBrink - BackFromTheBrink: In all three games.
* BadassAdorable - BadassAdorable: Patapons and many Zigotons. The Karmen and Bonedeth aren't really adorable on account of their masks, although Akumapons may still fit.
* BadDreams - BadDreams: In some missions,your Uberhero sometimes experiences BadDreams about the past he can't remember.



* BattleThemeMusic - A weird variation: You're the beat, and the Patapons sing along with whatever they've been ordered to do. The melody changes with stages as well.
* BeehiveBarrier - Slogturtle from ''Patapon 3'' can activate it when metaphysics need to be denied.

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* BattleThemeMusic - BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: At the end of [[spoiler: ''Patapon 3,'' Silver Hoshipon tells the Patapons not to fear evil, because the world is better for having a balance.]]
* BattleThemeMusic:
A weird variation: You're the beat, and the Patapons sing along with whatever they've been ordered to do. The melody changes with stages as well.
* BeehiveBarrier - BeehiveBarrier: Slogturtle from ''Patapon 3'' can activate it when metaphysics need to be denied.



* BigEater - The Patapons; much ado is made about going hunting to feed them at the start of the first two games, and the second comes right out and says they need a ton of food.

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* BigEater - BigEater: The Patapons; much ado is made about going hunting to feed them at the start of the first two games, and the second comes right out and says they need a ton of food.



** {{BFS}}

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** {{BFS}}{{BFS}}:



* BigGood - You, the player assume the role.
* BizarreAlienReproduction - You create new individuals for your army... by burying certain stuff under a tree? And to revive them, it works similarly, you have to bury their cap. AND they always come out as fully grown(?) adults...

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* BigGood - BigGood: You, the player assume the role.
* BizarreAlienReproduction - BizarreAlienReproduction: You create new individuals for your army... by burying certain stuff under a tree? And to revive them, it works similarly, you have to bury their cap. AND they always come out as fully grown(?) adults...



* BlowYouAway - Gong and his tornado powers, as well as Ravenous in Patapon 3.
* BossBattle - you encounter {{Sand Worm}}s, {{Giant Enemy Crab}}s, and around a dozen other behemoths.
* CallAHitPointASmeerp - Call money life force (Ka-Ching).

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* BlowYouAway - BlowYouAway: Gong and his tornado powers, as well as Ravenous in Patapon 3.
* BossBattle - BossBattle: you encounter {{Sand Worm}}s, {{Giant Enemy Crab}}s, and around a dozen other behemoths.
* CallAHitPointASmeerp - CallAHitPointASmeerp: Call money life force (Ka-Ching).



* CatchingSomeZs - Patapons under sleep effect.
* CatsAreMean - The Myamsar class in Patapon 3 specializes in high critical ratio along with nasty status effects such as poison. Leveling up their class skills makes them poison their attacker, have a 8x damage bonus against shield-based classes (which they are made to counter), and upon death, explode, sending poison everywhere. Their Set skills include things such as ''Cornered Rat'' which quadruples their attack when HP drops below 25% and ''Peerless Cat'' (in contraposition to other classes's ''Fearless <animal>'' abilities), which inflicts instant death when critting a poisoned enemy. And their Hero Mode, Sic'Em Shadow, makes them pounce on the closest enemy while releasing an angry meow, pin the foe to the ground rendering him/her/it vulnerable (and cutting their own hero mode), and start stabbing them. Repeatedly. ''And they don't. Let. Go.'' Playing this in VS is bound to get you called a dick.

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* CatchingSomeZs - CatchingSomeZs: Patapons under sleep effect.
* CatsAreMean - CatsAreMean: The Myamsar class in Patapon 3 specializes in high critical ratio along with nasty status effects such as poison. Leveling up their class skills makes them poison their attacker, have a 8x damage bonus against shield-based classes (which they are made to counter), and upon death, explode, sending poison everywhere. Their Set skills include things such as ''Cornered Rat'' which quadruples their attack when HP drops below 25% and ''Peerless Cat'' (in contraposition to other classes's ''Fearless <animal>'' abilities), which inflicts instant death when critting a poisoned enemy. And their Hero Mode, Sic'Em Shadow, makes them pounce on the closest enemy while releasing an angry meow, pin the foe to the ground rendering him/her/it vulnerable (and cutting their own hero mode), and start stabbing them. Repeatedly. ''And they don't. Let. Go.'' Playing this in VS is bound to get you called a dick.



* ChargedAttack - the Pon Pon Chaka Chaka Song activates this. Also, some bosses telegraph their attacks this way.
* TheChosenOne - Patapon Hero.
* ClingyMacGuffin - The hero's mask may or may not be this.
* ColorCodedArmies - Played straight in ''Patapon'', everything on the Patapon side is white, everything on the Zigoton side is red.

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* ChargedAttack - ChargedAttack: the Pon Pon Chaka Chaka Song activates this. Also, some bosses telegraph their attacks this way.
* TheChosenOne - TheChosenOne: Patapon Hero.
* ClingyMacGuffin - ClingyMacGuffin: The hero's mask may or may not be this.
* ColorCodedArmies - ColorCodedArmies: Played straight in ''Patapon'', everything on the Patapon side is white, everything on the Zigoton side is red.



* TheComicallySerious - Ragewolf in ''Patapon 3''.
* TheComputerShallTauntYou

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* TheComicallySerious - TheComicallySerious: Ragewolf in ''Patapon 3''.
* TheComputerShallTauntYou TheComputerShallTauntYou:



* CoolGate - Baban and it's upgraded form Bababan,as well as the Paraget/Patagate (''Patapon 2''), the Herogate and the Battlegate (''Patapon 3'')
* CoolHorse - Warhorses, elemental horses, divine horses, [[HellishHorse demonic horses...]] there are tons of options, just take your pick.

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* CoolGate - CoolGate: Baban and it's upgraded form Bababan,as well as the Paraget/Patagate (''Patapon 2''), the Herogate and the Battlegate (''Patapon 3'')
* CoolHorse - CoolHorse: Warhorses, elemental horses, divine horses, [[HellishHorse demonic horses...]] there are tons of options, just take your pick.



* CowardlyBoss - most bosses back off after they've incurred significant damage.

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* CowardlyBoss - CowardlyBoss: most bosses back off after they've incurred significant damage.



* CrapsackWorld - Patapon 3. You and your [[FiveManBand Five Patapon Band]], plus Sukopon at the Hideout, are the last surviving members of your species from an apocalypse which you brought upon yourselves. Excluding Silver Hoshipon, everyone else has been turned to stone, is a demon or controlled by one, or is a massive, starving beast trying to devour you. Happy place indeed.

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* CrapsackWorld - CrapsackWorld: Patapon 3. You and your [[FiveManBand Five Patapon Band]], plus Sukopon at the Hideout, are the last surviving members of your species from an apocalypse which you brought upon yourselves. Excluding Silver Hoshipon, everyone else has been turned to stone, is a demon or controlled by one, or is a massive, starving beast trying to devour you. Happy place indeed.



* CrossDressingVoices - Most of the cast.

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* CrossDressingVoices - CrossDressingVoices: Most of the cast.



* CueTheSun - The [[spoiler: end of ''Patapon 1'']].
* DamselInDistress - Meden,later in the game.

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* CueTheSun - CueTheSun: The [[spoiler: end of ''Patapon 1'']].
* DamselInDistress - DamselInDistress: Meden,later in the game.



* DarkerAndEdgier - Patapon 3. Art and sound-wise. Dialogue is more humorous though.

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* DarkerAndEdgier - DarkerAndEdgier: Patapon 3. Art and sound-wise. Dialogue is more humorous though.



* DealWithTheDevil - The Zigoton Queen [[spoiler: sacrifices her bloodline to Gorl and the forces of the underworld so she can defeat the Patapons.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil - DealWithTheDevil: The Zigoton Queen [[spoiler: sacrifices her bloodline to Gorl and the forces of the underworld so she can defeat the Patapons.]]



* DeathIsCheap - Patapon warriors (as long as they don't get eaten) and especially Patapon Hero.

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* DeathIsCheap - DeathIsCheap: Patapon warriors (as long as they don't get eaten) and especially Patapon Hero.



* DefendCommand - The Lament of Defense. Chaka chaka pata pon!
* DialogDuringGameplay - The enemy tribes and Dark heroes sometimes do this instead of initiating a cutscene. Your Patapons also spout out random lines from time to time,but they don't do actual conversations.
* DinosaursAreDragons - Dodonga and it's variants.
* TheDragon - Gong the Hawkeye, commander of the Zigoton forces.

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* DefendCommand - DefendCommand: The Lament of Defense. Chaka chaka pata pon!
* DialogDuringGameplay - DialogDuringGameplay: The enemy tribes and Dark heroes sometimes do this instead of initiating a cutscene. Your Patapons also spout out random lines from time to time,but they don't do actual conversations.
* DinosaursAreDragons - DinosaursAreDragons: Dodonga and it's variants.
* TheDragon - TheDragon: Gong the Hawkeye, commander of the Zigoton forces.



* DramaticWind - The cape from the Patapon 3 heroes always flows behind them. Even if they turn around.[[FridgeLogic Even if there should be no wind at all.]]
* DropTheHammer - A preferred weapon type for Dekapons.
* DualWielding - The fighting style of the Myamsar class.

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* DramaticWind - DramaticWind: The cape from the Patapon 3 heroes always flows behind them. Even if they turn around.[[FridgeLogic Even if there should be no wind at all.]]
* DropTheHammer - DropTheHammer: A preferred weapon type for Dekapons.
* DualWielding - DualWielding: The fighting style of the Myamsar class.



* EasyCommunication - Not giving out any commands or failing to complete an order sequence makes the Patapons stay still as sitting ducks, [[TooDumbToLive not making any effort to save themselves]]. No wonder the Zigotons were owning them at the start of the original Patapon.

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* EasyCommunication - EasyCommunication: Not giving out any commands or failing to complete an order sequence makes the Patapons stay still as sitting ducks, [[TooDumbToLive not making any effort to save themselves]]. No wonder the Zigotons were owning them at the start of the original Patapon.



* EasyExp - A variation of it,''Patapon 3''. Your Patapon earn levels through normal grinding, but the methods for upgrading your class skills, while some are quite combat-related, others are quite mind-baffling. Play enough VS? Have exp. Use charged attacks? Have exp. Attack structures? Have exp. Die a lot? Have exp. March forward a lot? Exp!

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* EasyExp - EasyExp: A variation of it,''Patapon 3''. Your Patapon earn levels through normal grinding, but the methods for upgrading your class skills, while some are quite combat-related, others are quite mind-baffling. Play enough VS? Have exp. Use charged attacks? Have exp. Attack structures? Have exp. Die a lot? Have exp. March forward a lot? Exp!



* EasyLogistics - For some reason, Toripons, Yumipons and Yaripons have infinite ammo. No Patapon of your army ever seems to get tired in the battlefield,even if you never see them eat, and in fact you never see them leave the obelisk.
* EccentricMentor - Silver Hoshipon.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs - Again, Dodonga and it's variants.

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* EasyLogistics - EasyLogistics: For some reason, Toripons, Yumipons and Yaripons have infinite ammo. No Patapon of your army ever seems to get tired in the battlefield,even if you never see them eat, and in fact you never see them leave the obelisk.
* EccentricMentor - EccentricMentor: Silver Hoshipon.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs - EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Again, Dodonga and it's variants.



* EvilCounterpart - ''Patapon 2'' 's Dark One is an EvilKnockoff of your own hero, down to changing classes when needed.

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* EvilCounterpart - EvilCounterpart: ''Patapon 2'' 's Dark One is an EvilKnockoff of your own hero, down to changing classes when needed.



** Black Hoshipon is an EvilTwin of the normal Hoshipon introduced in the first game. An usual gag is Hoshipon "confusing her/him with an imposter" whenever they meet.
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy - Played with in ''Patapon 3''. Ragewolf taunts your Uberhero, informing him heroes can't revive inside dungeons. Your hero drops to his knees in apparent defeat, but cheers himself up by pointing out aloud that in that case, Ragewolf probably can't revive in there either. Then Ragewolf laughs and gloats that he can revive there anyways, by usage of a Summon. Your hero then drops the act, thanks Ragewolf for the info and ponders aloud how to learn to use a Summon.

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** Black Hoshipon is an EvilTwin of the normal Hoshipon introduced in the first game. An A usual gag is Hoshipon "confusing her/him with an imposter" impostor" whenever they meet.
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy - ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Played with in ''Patapon 3''. Ragewolf taunts your Uberhero, informing him heroes can't revive inside dungeons. Your hero drops to his knees in apparent defeat, but cheers himself up by pointing out aloud that in that case, Ragewolf probably can't revive in there either. Then Ragewolf laughs and gloats that he can revive there anyways, by usage of a Summon. Your hero then drops the act, thanks Ragewolf for the info and ponders aloud how to learn to use a Summon.



* ExtraEyes - Gate Ghoul Baban in ''Patapon 1'' has several eyes. Its upgraded form Bababan from ''Patapon 2'' has dozens of small eyes and a few large ones.
* TheFaceless - You never see the face of your enemies in the Karmen tribe, the Bonedeth, Dark Heroes, or even your own Hero unit.
* FakeBalance - The original Patapon. Yumipons + Yaripons + Megapons. It's on walkthroughs, it's on forums. ''It can punch through anything.''

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* ExtraEyes - ExtraEyes: Gate Ghoul Baban in ''Patapon 1'' has several eyes. Its upgraded form Bababan from ''Patapon 2'' has dozens of small eyes and a few large ones.
* TheFaceless - TheFaceless: You never see the face of your enemies in the Karmen tribe, the Bonedeth, Dark Heroes, or even your own Hero unit.
* FakeBalance - FakeBalance: The original Patapon. Yumipons + Yaripons + Megapons. It's on walkthroughs, it's on forums. ''It can punch through anything.''



* FanNickname - Patapons = Pons, Zigotons = Ziggies.
* FireIceLightning - Come Patapon 2, there are weapons and effects pertaining to all three.
* FissionMailed - In the first and second game. Unless you managed to get SequenceBreaking.
* FiveManBand - Patapon 3

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* FanNickname - FanNickname: Patapons = Pons, Zigotons = Ziggies.
* FireIceLightning - FireIceLightning: Come Patapon 2, there are weapons and effects pertaining to all three.
* FissionMailed - FissionMailed: In the first and second game. Unless you managed to get SequenceBreaking.
* FiveManBand - FiveManBand: Patapon 3



* FogOfDoom - Presented both as normal fog and as dust storm, it prevents you from seeing any enemies coming at you until they're right at your feet. Can be dissipated through rain, though you can also counter it by being GenreSavvy enough to check the expression of your long-range units...however, this still won't allow you too see exactly ''what'' is coming to get you, so OhCrap moments may ensue.
* ForgedByTheGods - Divine weapons. Well,you "don't" actually forge these yourself,it's more like you "help" the blacksmith forge them...

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* FogOfDoom - FogOfDoom: Presented both as normal fog and as dust storm, it prevents you from seeing any enemies coming at you until they're right at your feet. Can be dissipated through rain, though you can also counter it by being GenreSavvy enough to check the expression of your long-range units...however, this still won't allow you too see exactly ''what'' is coming to get you, so OhCrap moments may ensue.
* ForgedByTheGods - ForgedByTheGods: Divine weapons. Well,you "don't" actually forge these yourself,it's more like you "help" the blacksmith forge them...



* FrickinLaserBeams - Some of the bosses shoot these from their mouths. In ''Patapon 3'', players can get the lasergun too.
* FromNobodyToNightmare - Makoton a normal soldier,once you killed his best friend.He turns into a general then he turned into the [[spoiler: demonic evil and hard Dark One.]]
* FungusHumongous - Sentient demonic mushroom Matango.
* FusionDance - At the beginning of Patapon 3, The Almighty fuses with the Patapon Hero, creating the Uberhero.
* GameLobby - ''Patapon 3'' 's multiplayer/VS matches.

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* FrickinLaserBeams - FrickinLaserBeams: Some of the bosses shoot these from their mouths. In ''Patapon 3'', players can get the lasergun too.
* FromNobodyToNightmare - FromNobodyToNightmare: Makoton a normal soldier,once you killed his best friend.He turns into a general then he turned into the [[spoiler: demonic evil and hard Dark One.]]
* FungusHumongous - FungusHumongous: Sentient demonic mushroom Matango.
* FusionDance - FusionDance: At the beginning of Patapon 3, The Almighty fuses with the Patapon Hero, creating the Uberhero.
* GameLobby - GameLobby: ''Patapon 3'' 's multiplayer/VS matches.



* GenreSavvy - Meden is normally a bit of an airhead, but she has this surprisingly accurate brainwave in the second game;

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* GenreSavvy - GenreSavvy: Meden is normally a bit of an airhead, but she has this surprisingly accurate brainwave in the second game;



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - Naughtyfins. Always.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Naughtyfins. Always.



* GiantEnemyCrab - Present as bosses or larger enemies in hunting missions.
* GiantSpider - Centura and Darantula.
* GlassCannon - Several classes. One example are the Megapons, which pack quite a punch, but are defeated in a handful of hits. And the Oohoroc from Patapon 3 are able to nuke everything onscreen with one of the super-unique staffs, yet they are prone to die if there are no other heroes/patapons in front to shield him/her from damage.
* GreenHillZone - The first "serious" level of the first two games is always a hunting stage, with blue background, lush green plants, kaching-giving flowers and light hearted songs; Patata Plains in 1 and Tochira Beach in 2.

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* GiantEnemyCrab - GiantEnemyCrab: Present as bosses or larger enemies in hunting missions.
* GiantSpider - GiantSpider: Centura and Darantula.
* GlassCannon - GlassCannon: Several classes. One example are the Megapons, which pack quite a punch, but are defeated in a handful of hits. And the Oohoroc from Patapon 3 are able to nuke everything onscreen with one of the super-unique staffs, yet they are prone to die if there are no other heroes/patapons in front to shield him/her from damage.
* GreenHillZone - GreenHillZone: The first "serious" level of the first two games is always a hunting stage, with blue background, lush green plants, kaching-giving flowers and light hearted songs; Patata Plains in 1 and Tochira Beach in 2.



* GreyAndGrayMorality - Patapon 1. The first half of the game is very straightforward about who are the bad guys, with the Patapon tribe oppressed by the Zigotons to near extinction. The flipside, however, is that [[spoiler: pretty much everyone who's not a Patapon is absolutely convinced that the ''world will end'' if the Patapons reach Earthend and see IT.]]
* GoldenSnitch - The team that manages to take the flag of the opposition automatically wins the match in Arena versus games (Patapon 3), regardless of points scored. Then again, to fetch said flag you have to destroy all of your enemies's fortifications first, so you ought to have been winning anyways.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny - Divine weapons posses gold-colored markings instead of white.
* GuideDangIt - The desert level requires you to use a rain juju to be able to get through.[[spoiler: By this point, you'll probably have forgotten about the strange totem you saw back at the first hunting stage, which only now you can attempt to copy the sequence from now that you got the Chaka drum]]. No one mentions explicitly you must summon rain yourself either.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality - GreyAndGrayMorality: Patapon 1. The first half of the game is very straightforward about who are the bad guys, with the Patapon tribe oppressed by the Zigotons to near extinction. The flipside, however, is that [[spoiler: pretty much everyone who's not a Patapon is absolutely convinced that the ''world will end'' if the Patapons reach Earthend and see IT.]]
* GoldenSnitch - GoldenSnitch: The team that manages to take the flag of the opposition automatically wins the match in Arena versus games (Patapon 3), regardless of points scored. Then again, to fetch said flag you have to destroy all of your enemies's fortifications first, so you ought to have been winning anyways.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny - GoldMakesEverythingShiny: Divine weapons posses gold-colored markings instead of white.
* GuideDangIt - GuideDangIt: The desert level requires you to use a rain juju to be able to get through.[[spoiler: By this point, you'll probably have forgotten about the strange totem you saw back at the first hunting stage, which only now you can attempt to copy the sequence from now that you got the Chaka drum]]. No one mentions explicitly you must summon rain yourself either.



* HardLevelsEasyBosses - In ''Patapon 3'', tower and dungeon bosses go down really fast compared to what is faced before that.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod - The standard start of the games; with the few remaining Patapon trying desesperately to get you back.
* HealingPotion - Sometimes these are dropped.
* HeelFaceTurn - In each SequelHook, [[spoiler: the Patapons are seen working with their enemy tribe to achieve whatever next challenge they'll be facing]]. Played with in the second game; [[WorthyOpponent Gong just wants his honor from beating you]], but realizes about halfway through that the Karmens are a bigger issue.

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* HardLevelsEasyBosses - HardLevelsEasyBosses: In ''Patapon 3'', tower and dungeon bosses go down really fast compared to what is faced before that.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod - HaveYouSeenMyGod: The standard start of the games; with the few remaining Patapon trying desesperately to get you back.
* HealingPotion - HealingPotion: Sometimes these are dropped.
* HeelFaceTurn - HeelFaceTurn: In each SequelHook, [[spoiler: the Patapons are seen working with their enemy tribe to achieve whatever next challenge they'll be facing]]. Played with in the second game; [[WorthyOpponent Gong just wants his honor from beating you]], but realizes about halfway through that the Karmens are a bigger issue.



* HeroAntagonist - The Zigoton species as a whole once you progress enough in the original game, when they switch from fighting you to push you back into their domination, into fighting you to prevent [[spoiler: the freakin' world from being destroyed!]](which is what their legends state will happen if you reach IT). But specially General Gong: he cares for his troops (and his troops adore him back), remains loyal to his queen until the death, and sacrifices himself in a last stand to defend his species's honor, [[spoiler: which are about to be all turned into demons so the Patapon are stopped once and for all.]]
* HeroUnit - introduced in the sequel. Upgraded into the Uberhero for the third game.

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* HeroAntagonist - HeroAntagonist: The Zigoton species as a whole once you progress enough in the original game, when they switch from fighting you to push you back into their domination, into fighting you to prevent [[spoiler: the freakin' world from being destroyed!]](which is what their legends state will happen if you reach IT). But specially General Gong: he cares for his troops (and his troops adore him back), remains loyal to his queen until the death, and sacrifices himself in a last stand to defend his species's honor, [[spoiler: which are about to be all turned into demons so the Patapon are stopped once and for all.]]
* HeroUnit - HeroUnit: introduced in the sequel. Upgraded into the Uberhero for the third game.



* HotterAndSexier - Naughtyfins. She even pole dances in front of the Uberhero when they first meet.
* HyperactiveSprite - Your army in the first two games, everywhere from missions to the obelisk/barracks, except during cutscenes. Applies to the enemy tribes as well; it seems like everyone has some sort of disease that prevents them from stopping. Averted in Patapon 3 though.
* HypercompetentSidekick - Meden's unnamed assistant seems fairly more capable than she is.
* IHaveTheHighGround - Gong likes this trope. A lot.

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* HotterAndSexier - HotterAndSexier: Naughtyfins. She even pole dances in front of the Uberhero when they first meet.
* HyperactiveSprite - HyperactiveSprite: Your army in the first two games, everywhere from missions to the obelisk/barracks, except during cutscenes. Applies to the enemy tribes as well; it seems like everyone has some sort of disease that prevents them from stopping. Averted in Patapon 3 though.
* HypercompetentSidekick - HypercompetentSidekick: Meden's unnamed assistant seems fairly more capable than she is.
* IHaveTheHighGround - IHaveTheHighGround: Gong likes this trope. A lot.



* IKnowYourTrueName - After you name the Hero Patapon in Patapon 2, the Hero says that he has to serve you because you named him. Also, right before you name him, he declares all of you are insane in the membrane.
* ImpossibleItemDrop - While the kaching, the currency may be justified as it is sort of representation of life force, things like enemies dropping potions and rocks may be not.

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* IKnowYourTrueName - IKnowYourTrueName: After you name the Hero Patapon in Patapon 2, the Hero says that he has to serve you because you named him. Also, right before you name him, he declares all of you are insane in the membrane.
* ImpossibleItemDrop - ImpossibleItemDrop: While the kaching, the currency may be justified as it is sort of representation of life force, things like enemies dropping potions and rocks may be not.



* InASingleBound - Several characters through the series. Dark Heroes are, again, the main offenders. Curiously, no Patapon character is seen doing this, just enemy characters.
* InexplicableTreasureChests - For some strange reason, the enemies and sometimes other things carry treasure chests with them in ''Patapon 3''.
* InformedEquipment - A rare voluntary variation of it. Since most helms don't look quite well on Uberheroes, they don't show on your character by default. However, you can choose to always show them in the options menu.
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence - A variation of it. Toripons fly high when in Fever mode, often not having to move at all to avoid being hit by enemy units or the BossBattle ...but for some reason, high above the ground as they may be, they cannot fly past any obstacle (including the very low wooden fences or enemy units).
* ImpassableDesert - Better get the rain juju.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon - In ''Patapon 3'', the weapons that can be carried, get extremely large at the end.
* LastDitchMove - Salamanders from ''Patapon 3'' go out with a bang of their respective element. This actually causes a lot of damage should your 'pons be caught in the blast,so it's better to take them out from a distance.

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* InASingleBound - InASingleBound: Several characters through the series. Dark Heroes are, again, the main offenders. Curiously, no Patapon character is seen doing this, just enemy characters.
* InexplicableTreasureChests - InexplicableTreasureChests: For some strange reason, the enemies and sometimes other things carry treasure chests with them in ''Patapon 3''.
* InformedEquipment - InformedEquipment: A rare voluntary variation of it. Since most helms don't look quite well on Uberheroes, they don't show on your character by default. However, you can choose to always show them in the options menu.
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence - InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: A variation of it. Toripons fly high when in Fever mode, often not having to move at all to avoid being hit by enemy units or the BossBattle ...but for some reason, high above the ground as they may be, they cannot fly past any obstacle (including the very low wooden fences or enemy units).
* ImpassableDesert - ImpassableDesert: Better get the rain juju.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon - ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: In ''Patapon 3'', the weapons that can be carried, get extremely large at the end.
* LastDitchMove - ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: At the end of ''Patapon 3'' the Patapons [[spoiler: do find Earthend, but the journey was more important, bringing hope back to the world.]]
* LastDitchMove:
Salamanders from ''Patapon 3'' go out with a bang of their respective element. This actually causes a lot of damage should your 'pons be caught in the blast,so it's better to take them out from a distance.



* TheLegionsOfHell - Akumapons and Bonedeths again.
* LevelGrinding - Has to be done in ''Patapon 3''. Surprisingly, one of the most efficient ways to gain experience is to kill grass.
* LightningBruiser- With the right combination,your hero can become this.For example, a pyokola dekapon with Rabasarana.

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* TheLegionsOfHell - TheLegionsOfHell: Akumapons and Bonedeths again.
* LevelGrinding - LevelGrinding: Has to be done in ''Patapon 3''. Surprisingly, one of the most efficient ways to gain experience is to kill grass.
* LightningBruiser- LightningBruiser: With the right combination,your hero can become this.For example, a pyokola dekapon with Rabasarana.



* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards - From the second game we get Mahopons who are weak at first look until you get the later game spells. Lighting which hits everything 3 times more so if its a large target, blizzard which spams ice, and fireblast which is your own little nuke. Of course the hero chaincasts meteor. That doesn't even cover the support abilities.
* LockedDoor - Every single dungeon in P3.
* MacGuffin - IT is the main motivation of the Patapons on their journey to Earthend. What IT is, though, is unknown to anyone.
* MamaBear(or PapaWolf) - Pekkora are cute, fluffy, sheep-like creatures that inhabit the snowy levels of Patapon 2. Usually, they have a GentleGiant demeanor; they will refuse to attack back their offenders,and will simply try to run away at a slow pace along with their little Pekkorako. But, kill any of their children, even a single one, and they will turn into a terrifying monster with massive maws,in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge...right at your army.
* ManEatingPlant - Two of the bosses, Shookle and Shooshookle.
* ManOnFire - Unless you invested time and ka-ching in upgrading your troops's resistance to fire in later levels, expect your patapons to constantly run back and forth through the screen in a frenzy, their asses ablaze and losing health as they disobey your commands and unwittingly get in the way of enemy attacks.
* MaskPower - And how! The Hero from the second game is powered up through masks and with the right combination he can become a Gamebreaker
* MeaningfulName - The series is filled with them.

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* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards - LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: From the second game we get Mahopons who are weak at first look until you get the later game spells. Lighting which hits everything 3 times more so if its a large target, blizzard which spams ice, and fireblast which is your own little nuke. Of course the hero chaincasts meteor. That doesn't even cover the support abilities.
* LockedDoor - LockedDoor: Every single dungeon in P3.
* MacGuffin - MacGuffin: IT is the main motivation of the Patapons on their journey to Earthend. What IT is, though, is unknown to anyone.
* MamaBear(or PapaWolf) - PapaWolf): Pekkora are cute, fluffy, sheep-like creatures that inhabit the snowy levels of Patapon 2. Usually, they have a GentleGiant demeanor; they will refuse to attack back their offenders,and will simply try to run away at a slow pace along with their little Pekkorako. But, kill any of their children, even a single one, and they will turn into a terrifying monster with massive maws,in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge...right at your army.
* ManEatingPlant - ManEatingPlant: Two of the bosses, Shookle and Shooshookle.
* ManOnFire - ManOnFire: Unless you invested time and ka-ching in upgrading your troops's resistance to fire in later levels, expect your patapons to constantly run back and forth through the screen in a frenzy, their asses ablaze and losing health as they disobey your commands and unwittingly get in the way of enemy attacks.
* MaskPower - MaskPower: And how! The Hero from the second game is powered up through masks and with the right combination he can become a Gamebreaker
* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: The series is filled with them.



*** The result: [[spoiler: They're wrong, and Earthend has an altogether different but still literal meaning; it's where the Earth comes to an end, beyond which is an expanse of... something.]]



* MegaNeko - The Myamsar share body type with the Tondenga; they look like dekapons from the two prequels. Which makes little to no sense, as Myamsar have a ninja-like combat style, low on HP and dealing little damage but able to strike very quickly, while dekapons are... well...see below.
* MightyGlacier - Dekapons are slow to move and attack,but pack a punch everytime they hit.
* MookPromotion - Makoton, a regular Zigoton warrior gradually becomes a formidable adversary later on.

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* MegaNeko - MegaNeko: The Myamsar share body type with the Tondenga; they look like dekapons from the two prequels. Which makes little to no sense, as Myamsar have a ninja-like combat style, low on HP and dealing little damage but able to strike very quickly, while dekapons are... well...see below.
* MightyGlacier - MightyGlacier: Dekapons are slow to move and attack,but pack a punch everytime they hit.
* MookPromotion - MookPromotion: Makoton, a regular Zigoton warrior gradually becomes a formidable adversary later on.



** ''Patapon 2'' also has a tribal mask motif throrough the game. The Karmen are a tribe of masked people; Dark One is being powered and controlled by a mask; your own hero lost his memories and is powered up through masks of varying power, and even the last boss is a flying giant mask which spawns a body, then mutates. Even [[spoiler: Gong the Hawkeye]], of all people, uses a mask to conceal his identity when you first encounter him before immediately throwing it away.
* MultipleEndings - ''Patapon 3'' has more than one ending.
* MundaneMadeAwesome - Triggering either Fever mode or one of your miracles.
* MusicalAssassin - The Megapon units shoot sound wave projectiles out of tubas.

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** ''Patapon 2'' also has a tribal mask motif throrough throughout the game. The Karmen are a tribe of masked people; Dark One is being powered and controlled by a mask; your own hero lost his memories and is powered up through masks of varying power, and even the last boss is a flying giant mask which spawns a body, then mutates. Even [[spoiler: Gong the Hawkeye]], of all people, uses a mask to conceal his identity when you first encounter him before immediately throwing it away.
* MultipleEndings - MultipleEndings: ''Patapon 3'' has more than one ending.
* MundaneMadeAwesome - MundaneMadeAwesome: Triggering either Fever mode or one of your miracles.
* MusicalAssassin - MusicalAssassin: The Megapon units shoot sound wave projectiles out of tubas.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero- Literally. [[spoiler: Your Hero unit is the lone Patapon who broke the magical egg at the world's core and caused the downfall of the Patapon empire.]]
* NintendoHard - If you don't know what you're doing.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero- NiceJobBreakingItHero: Literally. [[spoiler: Your Hero unit is the lone Patapon who broke the magical egg at the world's core and caused the downfall of the Patapon empire.]]
* NintendoHard - NintendoHard: If you don't know what you're doing.



* NoBodyLeftBehind - Patapons and the opposing tribes melt into puddles when killed; however it seems to be just the way their body works, as defeated Uberheroes melt as well but DO leave their mask behind. Averted with bosses. Played straight with Patapon 3's mini-bosses such as Treants and Cyclops, which just dissapear into nothingness.
* NoCutsceneInventoryInertia - Patapon 2. In the few cutscenes of the game,your hero unit always appears as a normal lvl1 yaripon with Shuba mask, no matter what class, level, rarepon and mask you have him as.

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* NoBodyLeftBehind - NoBodyLeftBehind: Patapons and the opposing tribes melt into puddles when killed; however it seems to be just the way their body works, as defeated Uberheroes melt as well but DO leave their mask behind. Averted with bosses. Played straight with Patapon 3's mini-bosses such as Treants and Cyclops, which just dissapear into nothingness.
* NoCutsceneInventoryInertia - NoCutsceneInventoryInertia: Patapon 2. In the few cutscenes of the game,your hero unit always appears as a normal lvl1 yaripon with Shuba mask, no matter what class, level, rarepon and mask you have him as.



* NostalgiaLevel - The final duel against Ravenous features the original, unremixed version of [[spoiler: Gong's theme]] as the song. [[spoiler: He even says the same thing upon death!]]

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* NostalgiaLevel - NostalgiaLevel: The final duel against Ravenous features the original, unremixed version of [[spoiler: Gong's theme]] as the song. [[spoiler: He even says the same thing upon death!]]



* OneHitPolykill - Several late-game ranged weapons (bows, the megapon's red notes) have got "pierce factors" and can go through several enemies and through structures. In the case of the megapons, these red notes are so strong that they can literally become one hit polykills.
* OnlySaneMan - In Patapon 3 your hero seems pretty well aware about the insanity going around and often lampshades events and characters in his dialogue, even without the player's choice input. Within the different sides, Ragewolf does this to the other Dark Heroes, and Silver Hoshipon and Hatapon to the rest of Patapons.
* PassThroughTheRings - Patapon 2 and 3's obstacle courses. Only by getting past the signs you earn the needed time to get to the end. Specially frustrating in Patapon 3 as this is the only way to obtain the Pause song, and to reach it you're going to have to ''literally wipe out every single obstacle in range with your every attack command to make it to the end in time.''
* PhysicalGod - The series is notable for averting this, as you,[[AGodAmI the Almighty Patapon]], are unable to interact with your tribe in any other way that isn't drumming a command to them in time (except Meden whose job as a priestess is to be able to talk to you) and must be content instead by watching them from the skies. However, there's the Uberhero in ''Patapon 3''...Though he's actually a hybrid of you and your P2 hero, so he's more like a demigod.

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* OneHitPolykill - OneHitPolykill: Several late-game ranged weapons (bows, the megapon's red notes) have got "pierce factors" and can go through several enemies and through structures. In the case of the megapons, these red notes are so strong that they can literally become one hit polykills.
* OnlySaneMan - OnlySaneMan: In Patapon 3 your hero seems pretty well aware about the insanity going around and often lampshades events and characters in his dialogue, even without the player's choice input. Within the different sides, Ragewolf does this to the other Dark Heroes, and Silver Hoshipon and Hatapon to the rest of Patapons.
* PassThroughTheRings - PassThroughTheRings: Patapon 2 and 3's obstacle courses. Only by getting past the signs you earn the needed time to get to the end. Specially frustrating in Patapon 3 as this is the only way to obtain the Pause song, and to reach it you're going to have to ''literally wipe out every single obstacle in range with your every attack command to make it to the end in time.''
* PhysicalGod - PhysicalGod: The series is notable for averting this, as you,[[AGodAmI the Almighty Patapon]], are unable to interact with your tribe in any other way that isn't drumming a command to them in time (except Meden whose job as a priestess is to be able to talk to you) and must be content instead by watching them from the skies. However, there's the Uberhero in ''Patapon 3''...Though he's actually a hybrid of you and your P2 hero, so he's more like a demigod.



* PlantPerson - Ubo Bon and Pop Bean.

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* PlantPerson - PlantPerson: Ubo Bon and Pop Bean.



* PlayerHeadquarters - Patapolis.
* PlayerTic - Who knew this could happen in a rhytmn game?

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* PlayerHeadquarters - PlayerHeadquarters: Patapolis.
* PlayerTic - PlayerTic: Who knew this could happen in a rhytmn game?



* PowerGivesYouWings - The ''Patapon 3'' intro demo...sort of. Hero gets wings indeed, but... on his head.

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* PowerGivesYouWings - PowerGivesYouWings: The ''Patapon 3'' intro demo...sort of. Hero gets wings indeed, but... on his head.



* PressurePlate - Some dungeons in ''Patapon 3'' have these.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy - General Gong and most Zigotons.
* RainbowSpeak - Whenever your name or the name of your hero/Uberhero shows up in dialogue, they tend to be highlighted in a different color. Also applies to weapons upgraded at the Blacksmith in ''Patapon 3'' if the player chose to name them, but only when seeing your Patapons's equipment in the Barracks/Obelisk.

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* PressurePlate - PressurePlate: Some dungeons in ''Patapon 3'' have these.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy - ProudWarriorRaceGuy: General Gong and most Zigotons.
* RainbowSpeak - RainbowSpeak: Whenever your name or the name of your hero/Uberhero shows up in dialogue, they tend to be highlighted in a different color. Also applies to weapons upgraded at the Blacksmith in ''Patapon 3'' if the player chose to name them, but only when seeing your Patapons's equipment in the Barracks/Obelisk.



* RandomEvent - Patapon 3. Sometimes (very scarcely) a special boss will appear, a very strong one. Chances are you are going to need multiplayer help to take them down if you don't want to be pummeled, though you may attempt them solo if you grinded enough. You'll be notified when this happens by Sukopon.

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* RandomEvent - RandomEvent: Patapon 3. Sometimes (very scarcely) a special boss will appear, a very strong one. Chances are you are going to need multiplayer help to take them down if you don't want to be pummeled, though you may attempt them solo if you grinded enough. You'll be notified when this happens by Sukopon.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld - The Karmen leader, Ormen Karmen, is said to be- well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin over seven hundred years old]]. And then Meden says that's not older than she is. Hmm. Many characters in ''Patapon 3'' too.
* RedSkyTakeWarning - Whenever you come into a level with a red sky... you better be ready to deal with major akumapon/demon ass...

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld - ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Karmen leader, Ormen Karmen, is said to be- well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin over seven hundred years old]]. And then Meden says that's not older than she is. Hmm. Many characters in ''Patapon 3'' too.
* RedSkyTakeWarning - RedSkyTakeWarning: Whenever you come into a level with a red sky... you better be ready to deal with major akumapon/demon ass...



* RPGElements - The squad levels up in Patapon 3.
* SchizoTech - In first two ''Patapon'' games, the army uses things like spears, bows, swords, clubs, magic and so on. However, in ''Patapon 3'' cannons and laserguns are added to the mix. In addition, there is a minigame about launching tactical missiles into opponents' side of the area.

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* RPGElements - TheReveal: Downplayed; [[spoiler: when the Patapons finally reach Earthend, they don't seem to realize that Silver Hoshipon is IT.]]
* RPGElements:
The squad levels up in Patapon 3.
* SchizoTech - SchizoTech: In first two ''Patapon'' games, the army uses things like spears, bows, swords, clubs, magic and so on. However, in ''Patapon 3'' cannons and laserguns are added to the mix. In addition, there is a minigame about launching tactical missiles into opponents' side of the area.



* StrikeMeDown - Beetleton,after a long battle he surrendered like a man!
* SealedEvilInACan - Seven Spirits in Patapon 3.
* SealedGoodInACan - Both the [[spoiler: Patapon Princess]] and the [[spoiler: magical center of the world]] were contained in eggs. Breaking the latter proved disastrous, however. Also, [[spoiler: Silver Hoshipon.]]

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* StrikeMeDown - StrikeMeDown: Beetleton,after a long battle he surrendered like a man!
* SealedEvilInACan - SealedEvilInACan: Seven Spirits in Patapon 3.
* SealedGoodInACan - SealedGoodInACan: Both the [[spoiler: Patapon Princess]] and the [[spoiler: magical center of the world]] were contained in eggs. Breaking the latter proved disastrous, however. Also, [[spoiler: Silver Hoshipon.]]



* SevenDeadlySins - Each of the 7 dark heroes and their Archfiends in ''Patapon 3'' represents one sin.
* ShowsDamage - Most structures. Also, injured units stare differently.
* SiegeEngines - Both Patapon 1 and 2 posses levels featuring capturing/guarding a catapult.

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* SevenDeadlySins - SevenDeadlySins: Each of the 7 dark heroes and their Archfiends in ''Patapon 3'' represents one sin.
* ShowsDamage - ShowsDamage: Most structures. Also, injured units stare differently.
* SiegeEngines - SiegeEngines: Both Patapon 1 and 2 posses levels featuring capturing/guarding a catapult.



* SinisterScythe - It's Gong's weapon of choice. In ''Patapon 3'', one of the large monsters wields a scythe too.
* SmashingSurvival - A gimmick of the Fenrir in Patapon 3. They will crouch down, and after a command's worth of time, will lunge at your Patapons. Get caught, and you will be prompted to [[ButtonMashing Button Mash]] to escape their fangs. If you fail to do so, insta-kill.

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* SinisterScythe - SinisterScythe: It's Gong's weapon of choice. In ''Patapon 3'', one of the large monsters wields a scythe too.
* SmashingSurvival - SmashingSurvival: A gimmick of the Fenrir in Patapon 3. They will crouch down, and after a command's worth of time, will lunge at your Patapons. Get caught, and you will be prompted to [[ButtonMashing Button Mash]] to escape their fangs. If you fail to do so, insta-kill.



* SoundtrackDissonance -

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* SoundtrackDissonance - SoundtrackDissonance:



* SpeakingSimlish - The Patapons speak vague-sounding Japanese but otherwise only sing the names of the drums. (Pon, Pata, Chaka, and Don.)
* SpoonyBard - Averted. Megapons are your bard class, but they also double as terrifyingly effective long-range artillery units. Of course, what were you expecting from a game based around the PowerOfRock...?
* SquishyWizard - Mahapons are pretty low on hitpoints.
* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption - Patapon 1 and 2,you must lose on a mission.Meden will ask you to get a catapult.
* StatusBuffDispel - The PATA! PON! DON! CHAKA! command.
* StockFemurBone - Most collectible bones are these.
* StoneWall -

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* SpeakingSimlish - SpeakingSimlish: The Patapons speak vague-sounding Japanese but otherwise only sing the names of the drums. (Pon, Pata, Chaka, and Don.)
* SpoonyBard - SpoonyBard: Averted. Megapons are your bard class, but they also double as terrifyingly effective long-range artillery units. Of course, what were you expecting from a game based around the PowerOfRock...?
* SquishyWizard - SquishyWizard: Mahapons are pretty low on hitpoints.
* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption - StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: Patapon 1 and 2,you must lose on a mission.Meden will ask you to get a catapult.
* StatusBuffDispel - StatusBuffDispel: The PATA! PON! DON! CHAKA! command.
* StockFemurBone - StockFemurBone: Most collectible bones are these.
* StoneWall - StoneWall:



* SuperMode - '''[[MostWonderfulSound FEVEEEEER!!!!!!!!!!]]''' in the whole series. Stronger mode is hero mode from ''Patapon 2'' and ''3''.
* SuspiciouslySmallArmy - Patapon army is very small after all.
* SwissArmyHero - Pretty much the whole point of the hero unit. Specially in Patapon 2, where besides being able to change into any rarepons and classes you have already unlocked, you can choose between different 'masks' to emphasize some combat style over another.
* TakenForGranite - Hatapon is [[spoiler: the only one ''not'' suffering from this at the beginning of the third game.]]
* TechTree - Introduced in the sequel, basically an Evolution tree for Rarepons/classes.
* TeamChef - Rah Gashapon.
* TelephonePolearm - One of the weapons that can be carried in ''Patapon 3'' is a club 4 times longer than uberhero's height.
* TheTetrisEffect - 'Pon Pon Pata Pon' and 'Pata Pata Pata Pon' gets stuck in your head a long time after you've stopped.
* TheWikiRule - [[http://patapon.wikia.com/wiki/Patapedia]] Call it Patapedia.
* ThisCannotBe - "Impossible...Bababaan is weakening...it can't be...it...I can't let it happen".
* TimedMission - The obstacle course training levels in Patapon 2 and 3 have you try to reach the end before the timer runs out. Reaching it is, in fact, the only way to obtain the pause song in Patapon 3.

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* SuperMode - SuperMode: '''[[MostWonderfulSound FEVEEEEER!!!!!!!!!!]]''' in the whole series. Stronger mode is hero mode from ''Patapon 2'' and ''3''.
* SuspiciouslySmallArmy - SuspiciouslySmallArmy: Patapon army is very small after all.
* SwissArmyHero - SwissArmyHero: Pretty much the whole point of the hero unit. Specially in Patapon 2, where besides being able to change into any rarepons and classes you have already unlocked, you can choose between different 'masks' to emphasize some combat style over another.
* TakenForGranite - TakenForGranite: Hatapon is [[spoiler: the only one ''not'' suffering from this at the beginning of the third game.]]
* TechTree - TechTree: Introduced in the sequel, basically an Evolution tree for Rarepons/classes.
* TeamChef - TeamChef: Rah Gashapon.
* TelephonePolearm - TelephonePolearm: One of the weapons that can be carried in ''Patapon 3'' is a club 4 times longer than uberhero's height.
* TheTetrisEffect - TheTetrisEffect: 'Pon Pon Pata Pon' and 'Pata Pata Pata Pon' gets stuck in your head a long time after you've stopped.
* TheWikiRule - [[http://patapon.wikia.com/wiki/Patapedia]] Call it Patapedia.
* ThisCannotBe -
ThisCannotBe: "Impossible...Bababaan is weakening...it can't be...it...I can't let it happen".
* TimedMission - TimedMission: The obstacle course training levels in Patapon 2 and 3 have you try to reach the end before the timer runs out. Reaching it is, in fact, the only way to obtain the pause song in Patapon 3.



* TitleDrop - And ''how''! Its TDPM (title drop per minute) is rather high when playing this game.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia - [[spoiler: the Hero Unit lost his memory after he destroyed the world egg.]] The [[spoiler: five]] survivors from the disaster that starts the first game can't remember anything before it, either.
* TurnsRed - In Patapon 3, when you reduce a boss's health down to half, they will not have a preparation time before their attacks and instead attack immediately.
* UnexplainedRecovery - Gong [[spoiler: returns from the dead in Patapon 2]]. Exactly how is never stated, but [[spoiler: perhaps defeating Gorl returned the Zigotons to what they once were?]]
* VendorTrash - While still very useful if leveled up, common weapons and armor end up becoming this once you get high leveled enough Unique Equipment.
* VerbalTic - Silver Hoshipon likes to end sentences with "Shzamm".

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* TitleDrop - TitleDrop: And ''how''! Its TDPM (title drop per minute) is rather high when playing this game.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia - TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: the Hero Unit lost his memory after he destroyed the world egg.]] The [[spoiler: five]] survivors from the disaster that starts the first game can't remember anything before it, either.
* TurnsRed - TurnsRed: In Patapon 3, when you reduce a boss's health down to half, they will not have a preparation time before their attacks and instead attack immediately.
* UnexplainedRecovery - UnexplainedRecovery: Gong [[spoiler: returns from the dead in Patapon 2]]. Exactly how is never stated, but [[spoiler: perhaps defeating Gorl returned the Zigotons to what they once were?]]
* VendorTrash - VendorTrash: While still very useful if leveled up, common weapons and armor end up becoming this once you get high leveled enough Unique Equipment.
* VerbalTic - VerbalTic: Silver Hoshipon likes to end sentences with "Shzamm".



* VisibleSilence - In ''Patapon 3'', these happen a lot and often with more than three "."s.
* VideogameCaringPotential - "Come on... all make it out to the exit... no! NO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T EAT THAT ONE!"

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* VisibleSilence - VisibleSilence: In ''Patapon 3'', these happen a lot and often with more than three "."s.
* VideogameCaringPotential - VideogameCaringPotential: "Come on... all make it out to the exit... no! NO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T EAT THAT ONE!"



* VideogameCrueltyPotential - Surprisingly averted; you are going to need all your army to beat this game.

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* VideogameCrueltyPotential - VideogameCrueltyPotential: Surprisingly averted; you are going to need all your army to beat this game.



* VoiceGrunting - In first two games, Meden likes to say "Papaya!" when her dialogue box appears.
* WaifProphet - Meden.
* WalkingHead - The Patapons and the tribes opposing them.Heck,they're EYES on stick legs!
* WarHasNeverBeenSoMuchFun - Brightly colored backgrounds, absolutely adorable critters as your army and your enemies, defeated units melt into the ground instead of collapsing in pools of gore. The Patapons's ultimate goal is to reach Earthend. Aww, look at the cute little eyeballs with [[BadassAdorable swords and spears]] go at it!

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* VoiceGrunting - VoiceGrunting: In first two games, Meden likes to say "Papaya!" when her dialogue box appears.
* WaifProphet - WaifProphet: Meden.
* WalkingHead - WalkingHead: The Patapons and the tribes opposing them.Heck,they're EYES on stick legs!
* WarHasNeverBeenSoMuchFun - WarHasNeverBeenSoMuchFun: Brightly colored backgrounds, absolutely adorable critters as your army and your enemies, defeated units melt into the ground instead of collapsing in pools of gore. The Patapons's ultimate goal is to reach Earthend. Aww, look at the cute little eyeballs with [[BadassAdorable swords and spears]] go at it!



* WhenItRainsItPours - In the first two games. ''Patapon 3'' has a "light" rain too.
* WhenTreesAttack - ''Patapon 3'' introduces a tree-like enemy.
* WhoDares -

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* WhenItRainsItPours - WhenItRainsItPours: In the first two games. ''Patapon 3'' has a "light" rain too.
* WhenTreesAttack - WhenTreesAttack: ''Patapon 3'' introduces a tree-like enemy.
* WhoDares - WhoDares:



* WithCatlikeTread - Opposing tribes (specially in earlier levels) often attempt to ambush you...with varying results...

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* WithCatlikeTread - WithCatlikeTread: Opposing tribes (specially in earlier levels) often attempt to ambush you...with varying results...



* TheWormThatWalks - Arch Pandara seems to be made of bats in that:

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* TheWormThatWalks - TheWormThatWalks: Arch Pandara seems to be made of bats in that:



* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready - You can't learn new drumbeats until you unlock the relevant "drum" by finding it in the stage it's hidden in.
* YellowLightningBlueLightning - Cartoonish lightning to accompany the storms is the way to go.
* YouBastard - The huntable Pekkora in ''Patapon 2''. The tips not only mention that killing the Pekkora without killing it's children gets you a better quality fur, it actually encourages you to do it. Then you actually do it, and are immediately rewarded with [[TearJerker the sight of the little Pekkorako crying]] [[WhatTheHellHero over the limp body of their mother in the background.]]

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* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready - YouShouldntKnowThisAlready: You can't learn new drumbeats until you unlock the relevant "drum" by finding it in the stage it's hidden in.
* YellowLightningBlueLightning - YellowLightningBlueLightning: Cartoonish lightning to accompany the storms is the way to go.
* YouBastard - YouBastard: The huntable Pekkora in ''Patapon 2''. The tips not only mention that killing the Pekkora without killing it's children gets you a better quality fur, it actually encourages you to do it. Then you actually do it, and are immediately rewarded with [[TearJerker the sight of the little Pekkorako crying]] [[WhatTheHellHero over the limp body of their mother in the background.]]
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* BigBadassWolf - The miniboss Fenrir (and it's [[ShockAndAwe thunderiffic]] upgrade), which overlap with CanisMajor.
** On a minor note, Ragewolf also applies.

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* BigBadassWolf - The miniboss *CanisMajor: Both Fenrir (and it's [[ShockAndAwe thunderiffic]] upgrade), which overlap with CanisMajor.
** On a minor note,
and Ragewolf also applies.are very big lupines.
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