History VideoGame / PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers

13th May '16 6:22:44 PM Godzillawolf
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* CurbstompBattle: Invoked near the end of Bidoof's Wish, after [[spoiler:Snover, Bagon and Gligar all triple team Bidoof.]] And then it gets flipped around and done ''again'' when [[spoiler:Wigglytuff's Guild swoops in and fights the trio. ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome All]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming eight]] [[BigDamnHeroes members.]]'']]

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* CurbstompBattle: CurbstompBattle:
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Invoked near the end of Bidoof's Wish, after [[spoiler:Snover, Bagon and Gligar all triple team Bidoof.]] And then it gets flipped around and done ''again'' when [[spoiler:Wigglytuff's [[spoiler:[[TheCavalry Wigglytuff's Guild swoops in in]] and fights the trio. ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome All]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming eight]] [[BigDamnHeroes members.]]'']]]]'']]
** [[spoiler:Wigglytuff gives one to Team Skull]]. It's offscreen, but it's clear they didn't stand a chance.
10th Apr '16 8:51:51 AM DannWoolf
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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu? During the fifth special episode, [[spoiler:the Sableye try to protect Dusknoir by attacking Primal Dialga. They just get swatted aside, but Primal Dialga flees anyway as the future's history begins to change.]]

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu? DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: During the fifth special episode, [[spoiler:the Sableye try to protect Dusknoir by attacking Primal Dialga. They just get swatted aside, but Primal Dialga flees anyway as the future's history begins to change.]]
10th Apr '16 8:51:21 AM DannWoolf
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Darkrai]] the BigBad of the game goes out of his way to avoid attention to prevent people from realising that anything is wrong (the collapse of Temporal Tower is so insidious that no one realises anything's wrong until the time gears start to go missing, and the player has no idea that anyone was responsible for the main quest. [[spoiler: He also immediately tries to kill the player once they establish themselves as dangerous to his plans.]] [[spoiler: And when his initial plot is foiled, he is savvy to the point of creating another one where he begins by trying to get rid of the protagonists by posing as Cresselia and telling them they have to die to fix the spatial distorsion he created himslef.]] [[spoiler: and when he ''does'' have to actually fight the protagonists, he does it after almost tricking the player character into joining him, having an army of minions in ambush and a time portal ready to use.]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Darkrai]] the BigBad of the game goes out of his way to avoid attention to prevent people from realising that anything is wrong (the collapse of Temporal Tower is so insidious that no one realises anything's wrong until the time gears start to go missing, and the player has no idea that anyone was responsible for the main quest. [[spoiler: He also immediately tries to kill the player once they establish themselves as dangerous to his plans.]] [[spoiler: And when his initial plot is foiled, he is savvy to the point of creating another one where he begins by trying to get rid of the protagonists by posing as Cresselia and telling them they have to die to fix the spatial distorsion distortion he created himslef.himself.]] [[spoiler: and when he ''does'' have to actually fight the protagonists, he does it after almost tricking the player character into joining him, having an army of minions in ambush and a time portal ready to use.]]
17th Mar '16 5:36:48 PM Karxrida
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The second entry (or rather, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo entries]]) in the {{roguelike}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} SpinOff series known as ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon,'' ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness'' and ''Explorers of Time'' were released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2008, followed up by an UpdatedRerelease called ''Explorers of Sky'' in 2009.

Similar to the [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam first installment,]] the player wakes up in a world inhabited solely by Pokémon, this time washing ashore of a small village called Treasure Town after a storm, with no memories of what happened to them or how/why they've been transformed from a human into a Pokemon. They befriend a timid young Pokemon with a mysterious artifact and together join the local Wigglytuff Guild to train as an exploration team, exploring the strange, randomly generated "mystery dungeons" that have been showing up in various regions lately. Along the way they learn that a mysterious Pokémon has been reported stealing [[{{MacGuffin}} very important artifacts]] called "Time Gears," and ultimately get swept up in a quest to SaveTheWorld before [[TimeStandsStill time itself grinds to a halt.]]

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The second entry (or rather, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo entries]]) in the {{roguelike}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} SpinOff series known as ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon,'' ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'', ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness'' and ''Explorers of Time'' were released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2008, followed up by an UpdatedRerelease called ''Explorers of Sky'' in 2009.

Similar to the [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam first installment,]] installment]], the player wakes up in a world inhabited solely by Pokémon, this time washing ashore of a small village called Treasure Town after a storm, with no memories of what happened to them or how/why they've been transformed from a human into a Pokemon. They befriend a timid young Pokemon with a mysterious artifact and together join the local Wigglytuff Guild to train as an exploration team, exploring the strange, randomly generated "mystery dungeons" that have been showing up in various regions lately. Along the way they learn that a mysterious Pokémon has been reported stealing [[{{MacGuffin}} very important artifacts]] called "Time Gears," and ultimately get swept up in a quest to SaveTheWorld before [[TimeStandsStill time itself grinds to a halt.]]
halt]].



* AdultFear: [[spoiler: Drowzee,]] the "[[MemeticMolester extortionist.]]"

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* AdultFear: [[spoiler: Drowzee,]] [[spoiler:Drowzee]], the "[[MemeticMolester extortionist.]]"



** You and your partner find an egg that hatches into a [[spoiler: Manaphy.]] After a few days, you both wake up to find [[spoiler: Manaphy's]] bed empty.

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** You and your partner find an egg that hatches into a [[spoiler: Manaphy.]] [[spoiler:Manaphy]]. After a few days, you both wake up to find [[spoiler: Manaphy's]] bed empty.
17th Mar '16 5:29:29 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:250:Things are about to get dark. And timey-wimey.]]

->''"Welcome to a grand tale! A tale that spans [[TitleDrop time... and darkness.]] It's the dawn of epic exploration!"''
-->-- ''Time/Darkness'' introduction

The second entry (or rather, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo entries]]) in the {{roguelike}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} spinoff series known as ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'', ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness'' and ''Explorers of Time'' were released for the NintendoDS in 2008, followed up by an UpdatedRerelease called ''Explorers of Sky'' in 2009.

Similar to the [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam first installment]], the player wakes up in a world inhabited solely by Pokémon, this time washing ashore of a small village called Treasure Town after a storm, with no memories of what happened to them or how/why they've been transformed from a human into a Pokemon. They befriend a timid young Pokemon with a mysterious artifact and together join the local Wigglytuff Guild to train as an exploration team, exploring the strange, randomly-generated "mystery dungeons" that have been showing up in various regions lately. Along the way they learn that a mysterious Pokémon has been reported stealing [[{{MacGuffin}} very important artifacts]] called "Time Gears", and ultimately get swept up in a quest to SaveTheWorld before [[TimeStandsStill time itself grinds to a halt]].

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[[caption-width-right:250:Things [[caption-width-right:250: Things are about to get dark. And timey-wimey.]]

->''"Welcome to a grand tale! A tale that spans [[TitleDrop time... and And darkness.]] It's the dawn of epic exploration!"''
-->-- ''Time/Darkness'' -->--''Time / Darkness'' introduction

The second entry (or rather, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo entries]]) in the {{roguelike}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} spinoff SpinOff series known as ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'', ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon,'' ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness'' and ''Explorers of Time'' were released for the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2008, followed up by an UpdatedRerelease called ''Explorers of Sky'' in 2009.

Similar to the [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam first installment]], installment,]] the player wakes up in a world inhabited solely by Pokémon, this time washing ashore of a small village called Treasure Town after a storm, with no memories of what happened to them or how/why they've been transformed from a human into a Pokemon. They befriend a timid young Pokemon with a mysterious artifact and together join the local Wigglytuff Guild to train as an exploration team, exploring the strange, randomly-generated randomly generated "mystery dungeons" that have been showing up in various regions lately. Along the way they learn that a mysterious Pokémon has been reported stealing [[{{MacGuffin}} very important artifacts]] called "Time Gears", Gears," and ultimately get swept up in a quest to SaveTheWorld before [[TimeStandsStill time itself grinds to a halt]].
halt.]]



!!This installment provides examples of:

* AdultFear: [[spoiler:Drowzee]], the [[MemeticMolester "extortionist."]]
** In Igglybuff's story, imagine Your child going off on his own everyday, you don't know where he goes, you investigate and find out he's hanging out with a shady adult, even further [[spoiler: a former criminal]].
** You and your partner find an egg that hatches into a [[spoiler:Manaphy]]. After a few days, you both wake up to find [[spoiler:manaphy's]] bed empty.

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!!This
!! This
installment provides examples of:

* AdultFear: [[spoiler:Drowzee]], [[spoiler: Drowzee,]] the [[MemeticMolester "extortionist."]]
"[[MemeticMolester extortionist.]]"
** In Igglybuff's story, imagine Your child going off on his own everyday, you don't know where he goes, you investigate and find out he's hanging out with a shady adult, even further [[spoiler: a former criminal]].
criminal.]]
** You and your partner find an egg that hatches into a [[spoiler:Manaphy]]. [[spoiler: Manaphy.]] After a few days, you both wake up to find [[spoiler:manaphy's]] [[spoiler: Manaphy's]] bed empty. empty.



* AllInARow: The partner always follows the player outside of dungeons. Before the epilogue, the partner and whoever you choose to put in your team will do the same. In the after game, however, you can make it so the player travels alone in dungeons. Not counting going to the Hidden Land or [[spoiler: being abducted by Palkia or confronting Darkrai]].

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* AllInARow: The partner always follows the player outside of dungeons. Before the epilogue, the partner and whoever you choose to put in your team will do the same. In the after game, however, you can make it so the player travels alone in dungeons. Not counting going to the Hidden Land or [[spoiler: being abducted by Palkia or confronting Darkrai]].Darkrai.]]



* ApocalypseAnarchy: Boy, the bad future DEFINES this trope! Imagine A Clockwork Orange, only ten times more lawless. Colourless wastelands, dewdrops and lakes frozen in time, gangs of hostile pokemon, and an overall sense of hopelessness are rife EVERYWHERE in the future.

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* ApocalypseAnarchy: Boy, the bad future DEFINES this trope! Imagine A Clockwork Orange, Literature/AClockworkOrange, only ten times more lawless. Colourless wastelands, dewdrops and lakes frozen in time, gangs of hostile pokemon, Pokemon, and an overall sense of hopelessness are rife EVERYWHERE in the future. future.
17th Mar '16 4:35:03 PM Yumil
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Lampshaded heavily when [[spoiler:Team Skull hands over the Relic Fragment in Brine Cave.]] Also discussed in Special Episode 5; [[spoiler:Dusknoir's whole reason for villainy is for self-survival, so joining up with Grovyle is effectively a death sentence upon himself.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Lampshaded heavily when [[spoiler:Team Skull hands over the Relic Fragment in Brine Cave.]] Also discussed Discussed in Special Episode 5; [[spoiler:Dusknoir's whole reason for villainy is for self-survival, so joining up with Grovyle is effectively a death sentence upon himself.]]
17th Mar '16 4:17:25 PM Yumil
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* VillainBall: [[spoiler:Darkrai grabs a really stupid one at the end of the epilogue arc after spending most of the plot being DangerouslyGenreSavvy. All he had to do was [[jumping in the time portal as soon as realized he had no chance against the protagonists and he would have won. But no, he had to gloat about the irony of the situation and the helplessness of the heroes, giving enough time to Palkia to arrive and destroying the time portal.(See VillainExitStageLeft )]]

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* VillainBall: [[spoiler:Darkrai [[spoiler:Darkrai]] grabs a really stupid one at the end of the epilogue arc after spending most of the plot being DangerouslyGenreSavvy. All he had to do was [[jumping [[spoiler: jumping in the time portal as soon as realized he had no chance against the protagonists and he would have won. But no, he had to gloat about the irony of the situation and the helplessness of the heroes, giving enough time to Palkia to arrive and destroying the time portal.(See VillainExitStageLeft )]]
17th Mar '16 4:15:55 PM Yumil
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Darkrai]] the BigBad of the game goes out of his way to avoid attention to prevent people from realising that anything is wrong (the collapse of Temporal Tower is so insidious that no one realises anything's wrong until the time gears start to go missing, and the player has no idea that anyone was responsible for the main quest. [[spoiler: He also immediately tries to kill the player once they establish themselves as dangerous to his plans]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Darkrai]] the BigBad of the game goes out of his way to avoid attention to prevent people from realising that anything is wrong (the collapse of Temporal Tower is so insidious that no one realises anything's wrong until the time gears start to go missing, and the player has no idea that anyone was responsible for the main quest. [[spoiler: He also immediately tries to kill the player once they establish themselves as dangerous to his plans]]plans.]] [[spoiler: And when his initial plot is foiled, he is savvy to the point of creating another one where he begins by trying to get rid of the protagonists by posing as Cresselia and telling them they have to die to fix the spatial distorsion he created himslef.]] [[spoiler: and when he ''does'' have to actually fight the protagonists, he does it after almost tricking the player character into joining him, having an army of minions in ambush and a time portal ready to use.]]


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* VillainBall: [[spoiler:Darkrai grabs a really stupid one at the end of the epilogue arc after spending most of the plot being DangerouslyGenreSavvy. All he had to do was [[jumping in the time portal as soon as realized he had no chance against the protagonists and he would have won. But no, he had to gloat about the irony of the situation and the helplessness of the heroes, giving enough time to Palkia to arrive and destroying the time portal.(See VillainExitStageLeft )]]
5th Mar '16 5:26:28 AM molokai198
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* WrongSideAllAlong: Turns out that [[spoiler:Dusknoir isn't the BigGood but actually Primal Dialog's [[TheDragon dragon]] working to keep the planet paralyzed]], and [[spoiler:Grovyle, who the hero and partner are trying to stop from instigating the BadFuture, is actually trying to save the planet.]]
2nd Jan '16 7:40:20 AM riothegod
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Subverted. Even though the player character and partner are fully aware that setting the future right will cause the player character to be erased from time, they still continue to fight for the better future. However, since Dialga's grateful your team restored his sanity, he allows the player character to exist again.]]
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