History YMMV / PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers

27th Jan '16 8:55:41 PM Karxrida
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* CriticalDissonance: Critics gave it a tepid-at-best reception. Fans on the other hand have given it CultClassic status for its powerful and moving story, and it is widely considered the MagnumOpus of ''{{Pokemon}}'' spinoffs.
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* CriticalDissonance: Critics gave it a tepid-at-best reception. Fans on the other hand have given it CultClassic status for its powerful and moving story, and it is widely considered to be among the MagnumOpus of ''{{Pokemon}}'' best ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' spinoffs.

* MagnumOpus: Of the Mystery Dungeon spinoffs and the Pokemon franchise in general when it comes to the plot. Especially ''Sky''.

* ToughActToFollow: ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' was always going to have a hard time coming after this one (see EvenBetterSequel and MagnumOpus for the reasons why.) ** For those who've played Explorers of Sky, the ending of the special episode "In The Dark Future" is ''made'' of this.
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* %%* ToughActToFollow: ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' was always going to have a hard time coming after this one (see EvenBetterSequel and MagnumOpus for the reasons why.) ** For those who've played Explorers of Sky, the ending of the special episode "In The Dark Future" is ''made'' of this.one.
13th Jan '16 6:21:24 PM BigKlingy
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* AnticlimaxBoss: One dependant on what Pokemon you're playing as. [[spoiler: Kubutops and the Omastar brothers]] in the Brine Cave are dramatically hyped-up in-story as "vicious Pokemon" that Chatot and Wigglytuff barely managed to ''survive'' encountering in the past. They also [[spoiler: take out Team Skull effortlessly]]. They all happen to be Rock/Water types though, so if you or the partner is a Grass type, the battle is pathetically easy. If you're a ''Fire'' type [[ThatOneBoss though]]...
5th Jan '16 3:08:37 PM TokoWH
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* ThatOneBoss: ** Palkia can be troublesome too, if he feels like spamming Spacial Rend. It also hits the whole party, and unlike Dialga's Roar of Time, he doesn't have to spend a turn recharging. *** If you have Riolu, you can use Copycat to send Spacial Rend straight back at him ForMassiveDamage, given that it's Dragon-type, Palkia's sole elemental vulnerability. *** Though Riolu is only available as a starter in Sky, and you ''have'' to answer "male" on the quiz to get it. So good luck if you're playing Time or Darkness (or if you wanted one of the female-only starters). ** To be fair, most bosses actually lack ContractualBossImmunity against StandardStatusEffects. Throw them a Totter Seed (induces confusion, eliminating virtually all threat from anything short of a room-clearing move), an X-Eye Seed (causes a MushroomSamba, harmless on you but [[ArtificialStupidity paralyzes the AI]]), or a Hunger Seed (immobilizes Pokémon with "Hungry Pal" status), and you can CurbStompBattle them straight into the ground. [[CombatPragmatist Combat pragmatism]] for fun and profit! *** Alternately, choose Vulpix as your starter. When Vulpix levels up enough, it learns Imprison, which completely immobilizes an opponent for several turns. [[CurbStompBattle This includes bosses.]]
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* ThatOneBoss: ** ThatOneBoss: Palkia can be troublesome too, if he feels like spamming Spacial Rend. It also hits the whole party, and unlike Dialga's Roar of Time, he doesn't have to spend a turn recharging. *** If you have Riolu, you can use Copycat to send Spacial Rend straight back at him ForMassiveDamage, given that it's Dragon-type, Palkia's sole elemental vulnerability. *** Though Riolu is only available as a starter in Sky, and you ''have'' to answer "male" on the quiz to get it. So good luck if you're playing Time or Darkness (or if you wanted one of the female-only starters). ** To be fair, most bosses actually lack ContractualBossImmunity against StandardStatusEffects. Throw them a Totter Seed (induces confusion, eliminating virtually all threat from anything short of a room-clearing move), an X-Eye Seed (causes a MushroomSamba, harmless on you but [[ArtificialStupidity paralyzes the AI]]), or a Hunger Seed (immobilizes Pokémon with "Hungry Pal" status), and you can CurbStompBattle them straight into the ground. [[CombatPragmatist Combat pragmatism]] for fun and profit! *** Alternately, choose Vulpix as your starter. When Vulpix levels up enough, it learns Imprison, which completely immobilizes an opponent for several turns. [[CurbStompBattle This includes bosses.]]recharging.
31st Dec '15 2:35:46 AM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Wigglytuff has shades of this: he's an explorer prodigy, he has an exclusive power that is used only in cutscenes, that can basically work for any situation; he sometimes does somewhat questionable things or acts childishly at inappropriate times, but is basically never called out on it; he has far better intuition and understanding than most characters, and can solve puzzles and understand complicated situations right off the bat; he can withstand attacks such as Skuntank's and Koffing's noxious gas combo without a problem (hilariously, with the introduction of Fairy-types, Wigglytuff ''could'' have keeled over), even when said attacks were previously seen blowing down the player characters without a trouble; and is constantly praised, admired and revered by several characters and there is little to no-one who says a negative thing about him or calls out on his many flaws. ** To be fair, any attempts to call Wigglytuff out on his behaviour are quickly silenced by Chatot due to his fear of the former's wrath (which would appear as often as a spoiled child's temper tantrum if not for Chatot) and his power. As for why the noxious gas combo doesn't work, Wigglytuff lacks a nose (unlike the Pokemon that can be chosen from to play as or have as a partner) to suffer the full effects and is able to launch an attack against his opponents due to knowing where they came from.

%%* VillainSue: Darkrai, at least to those who don't see him as a MagnificentBastard.
19th Oct '15 10:01:37 PM Klavice
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19th Oct '15 10:00:22 PM Klavice
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%%** Pretty much ANYTHING in Temporal Spire.
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%%** ** Pretty much ANYTHING in Temporal Spire.Spire. Specifically, the Porygon-Z who have Discharge which will hit you no matter where you are for really high damage which you likely won't be resistant to, and use Agility to boost the speed of every enemy in the room, meaning a MightyGlacier like Salamence will now [[OhCrap hit twice as fast]]. Salamence and Metagross also hit like trucks and if you're weak to Psychic, Dragon, Steel, or Fighting, you'll die really quickly to Bullet Punch, Psychic, Dragon Claw, and Meteor Mash respectively.
19th Oct '15 9:56:32 PM Klavice
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** What about The Player himself/herself? For starters, they're an amnesiac [[spoiler: from the future]] who has lost their family and turned into a Pokemon. [[spoiler: Especially when finding out he/she exists only because of a bad future and they'll disappear once Primal Dialga is defeated. Pretty much ''everyone'' from the BadFuture could qualify, except the Sableye and Dusknoir. Grovyle for being an idealist who wants to change the past even if it means he won't exist, Celebi for using most of her energy to send Grovyle, The player, and your partner to the present day and risking being murdered by Dusknoir's Sableye. It only gets worse after the post game story where Cresselia (actually Darkrai) asks you and your partner to kill yourselves to save the world, you're hunted by a well-meaning Palkia, and nearly killed by Darkrai in a nightmare when you dare to interfere with his plans.]]
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** What about The Player himself/herself? For starters, they're an amnesiac [[spoiler: from the future]] who has lost their family and turned into a Pokemon. [[spoiler: Especially when finding out he/she exists only because of a bad future and they'll disappear once Primal Dialga is defeated. Pretty much ''everyone'' from the BadFuture could qualify, except the Sableye and Dusknoir. Grovyle for being an idealist who wants to change the past even if it means he won't exist, Celebi for using most of her energy to send Grovyle, The player, and your partner to the present day and risking being murdered by Dusknoir's Sableye. It only gets worse after the post game story where Cresselia (actually Darkrai) asks you and your partner to kill yourselves to save the world, you're hunted by a well-meaning Palkia, and nearly killed by Darkrai in a nightmare when you dare to interfere with his plans.]]]] Manaphy could also qualify being a baby who ended up living away from his adoptive parents (you and the partner), and missing the sea despite the fact he enjoys being with you.
28th Sep '15 1:36:44 PM Karxrida
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* DemonicSpiders: Pretty much ANYTHING in Temporal Spire. ** Purugly in the Hidden Land. It has Fury Swipes, which is already annoying when you consider multi-strike moves in the games are'[[GameBreaker Game Breakers]], but it also carries Swagger, a confusion-inducing move that also boosts your attack, which means you can miss your attack completely, or even worse, hit your allies. And chances are, they'll be hit for ''big'' damage due to the attack boost.
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* DemonicSpiders: Pretty much ANYTHING in Temporal Spire. ** Purugly in the Hidden Land. It has They have Fury Swipes, which is already annoying when you consider multi-strike moves in the games are'[[GameBreaker Game Breakers]], but it also carries are {{Game Breaker}}s, and Swagger, a confusion-inducing move that also boosts your attack, which means you can miss your attack completely, so you're likely to miss or even worse, hit your allies. And chances are, they'll be hit for ''big'' damage due to the attack boost.allies. %%** Pretty much ANYTHING in Temporal Spire.
28th Sep '15 1:27:31 PM Togie
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* DemonicSpiders: Pretty much ANYTHING in Temporal Spire. ** Purugly in the Hidden Land. It has Fury Swipes, which is already annoying when you consider multi-strike moves in the games are'[[GameBreaker Game Breakers]], but it also carries Swagger, a confusion-inducing move that also boosts your attack, which means you can miss your attack completely, or even worse, hit your allies. And chances are, they'll be hit for ''big'' damage due to the attack boost.
6th Sep '15 9:53:51 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Darkrai]] is the true BigBad, and is far more evil than [[WellIntentionedExtremist Classical Darkrai]]. He was responsible for the collapsing of Temporal Tower that lead to the BadFuture, tortures an [[WouldHurtAChild innocent child]] with [[MindRape violent nightmares]] to lure out the the PlayerCharacter and his partner, and makes several attempts to assassinate them so he can try his plans again. One of his murder attempts involves trying to get the heroes to [[DrivenToSuicide willingly commit suicide]] by tricking them into thinking their existence is threatening the space-time continuum due to TimeTravel shenanigans, which is easily one of the darkest moments in any Pokémon game. He has no regrets for his crimes and wishes nothing more than the [[OmnicidalManiac complete and utter destruction of the world]], just so he can rule the tattered remains.
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* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Darkrai]] is the true BigBad, and is far more evil than [[WellIntentionedExtremist Classical Darkrai]]. He was responsible for the collapsing of Temporal Tower that lead to the BadFuture, tortures an [[WouldHurtAChild innocent child]] with [[MindRape violent nightmares]] to lure out the the PlayerCharacter and his partner, and makes several attempts to assassinate them so he can try his plans again. One of his murder attempts involves trying to get the heroes to [[DrivenToSuicide willingly commit suicide]] by tricking them into thinking their existence is threatening the space-time continuum due to TimeTravel shenanigans, which is easily one of the darkest moments in any Pokémon ''Pokémon'' game. He has no regrets for his crimes and wishes nothing more than the [[OmnicidalManiac complete and utter destruction of the world]], just so he can rule the tattered remains.
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