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[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} General]]''
** In several episodes, Team Rocket has Pikachu, (or a group of Mons), has eluded Ash & co., and is making their getaway.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Escaping in something more inconspicuous, such as disguising themselves and driving away in a Jeep once they were out of sight.\\
'''Instead:''' They slowly float away in a distinctive Meowth-shaped hot air balloon, leaving themselves visible and vulnerable to Ash's Flying-type in that region.
** Ash's general stupidity in regards to Team Rocket.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash, over his many encounters with Team Rocket, to smart up and realize that their weapons/tools/whatever are more often than not designed to nullify electric attacks. \\
'''Instead:''' Time and again, Ash sics Pikachu's Thunderbolt on their asses as a first attack, with unsuccessful results.
** On a similar note...\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash and his company to recognize Jessie and James's hair colors, styles, and voices after all the constant encounters, and learn to identify them through such.\\
'''Instead:''' They fall for the [[PaperThinDisguise disguises]] almost every time.
** Team Rocket's obsession with saying their motto OnceAnEpisode even when it would screw up their plans such when they're supposed to be incognito.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Team Rocket to realize that this time they should keep their mouths shut and continue with executing their plan.\\
'''Instead:''' They say their motto as usual, either blowing their cover and/or leaving themselves open to attack, ruining a plan that would otherwise have gone off without a hitch. (At least one episode showed this to apparently be some sort of actual psychological compulsion on their part when, at one point, Ash mentions some words from the motto to them while they're disguised and they're shown ''struggling to resist saying it'' before finally breaking down.)
*** And on the same note...\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Someone to take advantage of Team Rocket's motto-induced distraction to launch a surprise attack.\\
'''Instead:''' The heroes stand idly by and do nothing until the motto is finished and Team Rocket has indulged in some EvilGloating.
** Regardless of their bumbling manner and their incompetence, the Team Rocket Trio are still criminals and have repeatedly attempted to kidnap numerous Pokémon. And they keep doing this OncePerEpisode.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Ash to realize that as long as they are around, Pokémon can get kidnapped and people could be harmed, thus he decides to have Pikachu paralyze them and hand them over to Officer Jenny. That way, they won't ever pester Ash and his companions ever again.\\
'''Instead:''' He seems to be content with just blasting them off again, over and over, hundreds of times. You'd think Ash would be tired of them by now...
** Most characters' stupidity when it comes to the type chart and how the different types match up.\\
'''You'd expect:''' One battler to send out a Pokémon with a type advantage or a resistance to the opponent's moves.\\
'''Instead:''' They usually send out one with a disadvantage (and sometimes even a 4x weakness) and get curb stomped (Such as Cameron sending out a Ferrothorn, a steel/grass type, against Ash's Pignite, a fire/fighting type, or sending out Swanna, a water/flying type, against his Pikachu, an electric type. All in one battle, too. He could have easily switched the order and sent out Swanna for Pignite, and Ferrothorn for Pikachu.)
* Original Series
** In "Challenge of the Samurai", Ash and Samurai decide to battle. Ash uses Pidgeotto and Metapod, while Samurai uses Pinsir and Metapod. Eventually, the two of them are both using Metapod.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash and Samurai would realize that there would be no way either of them could win by just hardening, since Metapod can only use that, and would decide to call it draw.\\
'''Or:''' Wait, Ash has a Pikachu. He could just use it to battle.\\
'''Instead:''' Neither Ash nor Samurai realize either of those options and spend hours battle with no result until a swarm of Beedrill show up, causing it to end the battle.
** In the same episode, just after the battle ended, Samurai calls back his Metapod to keep it away from the Beedrill and get out of the swarm. Ash wants to know what type of pokémon a Beedrill is.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash would return his Metapod into its pokéball first and then look up Beedrill using his Pokédex.\\
'''Instead:''' Ash looks up Beedrill using his Pokédex first. This allows a Beedrill enough time to snatch Ash's Metapod while he's not looking.
** Also in that episode, Samurai comes across Ash while he's busy trying to catch a Weedle.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Samurai would let Ash finish the capture before challenging him to a battle.\\
'''Instead:''' He attacks Ash with his broadsword, allowing Weedle to escape and bring back the Beedrill. [[NeverMyFault And then he blames Ash for the ensuing attack.]]
** In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" Jessie and James are trapped on what they feel is a deserted island. They come across a phone booth and decide to call the operator who can collect call Giovanni.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Having gotten a hold of Giovanni, Jessie and James would ask him to send some sort of rescue.\\
'''Instead:''' They still decide to introduce themselves to him with their motto, leaving him to hang up feeling they are wasting his time.
** In "The Punchy Pokémon", Ash and his friends encounter a seemingly-wild Hitmonchan, and Ash decides to capture it.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That Ash would have Pikachu use its tried-and-true Electric attacks to accomplish this goal.\\
'''Instead:''' He has Pikachu take on Hitmonchan (an opponent three times its size) in a ''boxing match''.\\
'''The result:''' Pikachu is completely outmatched. The one hit it lands only serves to anger Hitmonchan, who proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle utterly clobber]] Pikachu.\\
'''Even worse:''' Neither Misty nor Brock see the fundamental flaws in Ash's plan. It isn't until it becomes clear how laughably outmatched Pikachu is that Misty tells Ash to make it stop.
** In "Pokémon Paparazzi" Team Rocket has successfully captured Pikachu and defeated Ash and Todd.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Them to the get the heck out of there.\\
'''Instead:''' They throw bombs at Ash and Todd and are fooled into posing for a shot, where the bombs blow up in their hands, thus defeating them.
** In "The Breeding Center Secret", Ash and friends discover that a Pokémon breeding center is actually a Pokémon ''stealing'' center run by Butch and Cassidy of Team Rocket. The two manage to frame the kids and the Team Rocket trio (who happened to break in at the same time) for burglary. In jail, Ash, Todd, and Brock maintain their innocence, and beg Officer Jenny to see the breeding center for herself.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Jenny to suspect a possibility that the kids had been framed, follow their advice and check the breeding center out for herself. There, she'd discover the caged Pokémon (the breeding center falsely advertised itself as a resort spa) or, at the very least, Todd's camera and incriminating photos that Butch swiped.\\
'''Instead:''' Jenny [[PoliceAreUseless doesn't listen to them]], saying that their attempts at sympathy won't work and that the judge will throw the book at them. It is only thanks to Misty who, along with Pikachu and Togepi, avoided capture and recovered Todd's camera and photos (along with Misty's Psyduck) that clears the boys and gets Butch and Cassidy arrested.
** During the Indigo League, Ash is late for his battle against Ritchie. Late as in, ultimately, several hours late. During the time that Ash is a no-show, Misty angrily confronts Ritchie about a call he supposedly made, telling Ash to meet him at such-a-place and insulting Misty. Ritchie tells her that he never made that call. (It was actually Team Rocket using a voice synthesizer.)\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Misty to put two and two together and realize that if Ash was told to go somewhere by someone impersonating Ritchie and he's currently nowhere to be found, he might be in serious danger.\\
'''In Addition:''' This is just days after Team Rocket impersonated league officials and stole many trainers' Pokémon, indicating that the league has some major security problems.\\
'''You'd Therefore Expect:''' Somebody--''anybody''--to assume the worst and put the match on hold while they dispatch search-and-rescue teams.\\
'''Instead:''' Nobody. Does. ''Anything.'' Thousands of people just sit on their hands while Ash goes through insane amounts of crap to fight his way out of Team Rocket's clutches and return to the stadium. By the time he does, half his team has been exhausted.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' That after everything Ash has been through, his battle with Ritchie would be postponed until tomorrow, giving him some much-needed time to rest.\\
'''Instead:''' The battle takes place as scheduled. Ash loses to Ritchie.
** In another episode, Ash is fighting Misty in the Whirl Islands Tournament. When Misty tries to use her last Pokémon, Psyduck comes out. Ash has his Kingler out on the field. However, Psyduck has a tendency to go into a Psycho rage when it gets a headache. Ash ''knows'' this; he has seen it on numerous occasions. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to command Kingler to tickle Psyduck, or better yet, nudge it into the water. \\
'''Instead:''' Ash commands Kingler to use Vicegrip On Psyduck's head. That doesn't work and a few seconds later, Ash's face comes in contact with it thanks to Psyduck's Psychic powers[[note]]To make it even worse, Ash has previously beaten Misty's Psyduck using the ''exact same strategy'' as suggested above[[/note]].
* Advanced Generation
** In "All Things Bright and Beautifly", Jessie is participating in her first contest using her Seviper.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' In preparation for the Appeal round, Jessie would look up what kind of moves Seviper can learn, or at least try to use common sense and determine what sort of moves Seviper can learn.\\
'''Instead:''' She enters the contest unprepared, and during the Appeal round, she tries to make Seviper use Sacred Fire (which it can't learn). When Seviper predictably doesn't use the move, she gives it a bunch of other suggestions that don't work (including [[EpicFail telling Seviper, a snake, to use Blaze Kick and Dragon Claw]]). Eventually, Meowth finally suggests telling Seviper to use Poison Tail (which it already knows), but by then, the damage is already done, and Jessie ends up losing.
** In "Candid Camerupt", the group is having a friendly battle with the Winstrate family. Max is up and he's up against the youngest family member, Vivi, who he has a crush on; he's borrowing one of Ash's Pokémon and wants to go easy on her.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He'd pick Pikachu or Treecko, who not only have Type-Advantages over Marill, but have generally calm personalities and will likely listen to him.\\
'''Instead:''' He picks [[JerkAss Corphish]]. Said Pokémon doesn't listen and beats up her Marill. [[PyrrhicVictory While Max won the match, it caused Vivi to hate him and ruining any chance he had with her]].
* Diamond and Pearl
** During the three-episode EnemyMine tournament arc where Ash and [[TheRival Paul]] are forced to work together, Ash comes across Paul's [[TrainingFromHell intense]] training methods and how injured Chimchar was, all in the name of harnessing [[SuperMode Blaze]]--the whole reason Paul caught Chimchar in the first place and kept him as long as he did, and the whole reason he's even in the tournament in the first place ([[{{Griefer}} this is already a big strike against him]]). Keep in mind that this is the night before their next match. Chimchar is taken to the Pokémon Center, and Paul is explicitly told by [[TheMedic Nurse Joy]] that Chimchar would be far too worn out to battle tomorrow and would need rest. He is also aware that his next match involves a Zangoose, and that Chimchar fears this particular species.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Paul to take her advice and have Chimchar sit this one out. You know, since she IS a doctor for Pokémon and knows what she's talking about. Not only would this give Chimchar a chance to physically and psychologically recover, it would also ease Ash off his case. And who knows--maybe Blaze could come out the following round?\\
'''Instead:''' Paul ignores Nurse Joy's warning and uses Chimchar in their battle the next day. Not only that, he then has Chimchar attack [[{{Jerkass}} knowing that his moves would end up hurting Ash's Turtwig as well]] and finally, fed up with its '[[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes weakness]]', [[{{Ragequit}} leaves Ash to finish the battle solo]]. After the fight, he abandons Chimchar without a second thought, just like several other Pokémon he once handled.\\
'''Taking the Stupidity Even Further:''' [[StopHavingFunGuys The kind of trainer Paul was meant to represent]] would ''know better'' than to send into an important match a Pokémon that clearly needs bench time, professional opinion or otherwise. Furthermore, anyone with even a shred of empathy would know that throwing a Pokémon against something it flat-out fears is more likely to petrify it than to trip SuperMode. And yet, despite [[StupidEvil such flagrant disregard for both his Pokémon and his teammate, especially in front of such a massive audience]], [[KarmaHoudini Paul was not reprimanded one whit, either on-the-spot or in hindsight]]. Were it not for his [[DracoInLeatherPants leather pants]] and [[CharacterShilling the author's praise for him]], this would be the moment that [[MoralEventHorizon destroyed any sympathy he deserved]].
** Barry is battling Ash. Ash's Chimchar defeats Barry's Staraptor.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Barry to send out his Empoleon, taking advantage of ElementalRockPaperScissors ''and'' the fact that Empoleon is a fully evolved Pokémon with powerful attacks, unlike Chimchar.\\
'''Instead:''' He sends out his Roserade, giving ''Ash'' an ElementalRockPaperScissors advantage.
** Another one with Barry is when he has his Hitmonlee out against Paul's Ursaring.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Barry would have Hitmonlee use Fighting-type attacks, which are strong against Ursaring. And no, this isn't a case of this only being true in games and not in the anime. Barry outright states that this the case; it's ''the entire reason he sent out Hitmonlee in the first place''.\\
'''Instead:''' Partway into the fight, Barry arbitrarily decides to have Hitmonlee start using the Fire-type Blaze Kick for no apparent reason. This ends up inflicting a burn on the Ursaring, which causes its [[SuperMode Guts ability]] to kick in, resulting in Hitmonlee getting pulverized. Sure, Barry's a bit scatterbrained, but he's not ''this'' stupid.
* Best Wishes
** During Ash's gym battle against Elesa, his Palpitoad is knocked out by her Emolga. This creates a problem for Ash, as Emolga's typing (Electric/Flying) gives it an advantage over most of his team (read: Oshawott, Tranquill, Snivy, Scraggy, and Swadloon.) He suddenly has a EurekaMoment and rushes to the PC.\\
'''You'd Expect''': For Ash to send out [[DishingOutDirt Roggenrola]], who has an advantage over [[BlowYouAway Emolga]].\\
'''Instead''': He sends out [[GreenThumb Snivy]] instead, who as mentioned above, has a type disadvantage against Emolga. Snivy is promptly beaten by Emolga, leaving Ash to fight Elesa's remaining team with just Pikachu.\\
'''Even Worse''': During the battle, he has Snivy use Attract, which doesn't work against Pokémon of the same gender, which is a fact he needs pointed out to him immediately afterwards.
** Stephan wins a tournament to make a wish that is guaranteed to come true\\
'''You'd Expect''': He'd wish to win the Pokémon League, which is the biggest tournament in Pokémon \\
'''Instead''': He wishes to win an upcoming tournament that has nothing to do with the Pokémon League
** Ash's final battle with Iris in one of the Club Tournaments,\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ash would know Iris saved her Excadrill for the final battle, so he'd use Palpitoad.\\
'''Instead''': Ash sends out Pikachu, who's two most powerful attacks (Thunderbolt and Electro Ball) have no effect on Excadrill AND Excadrill resists his other moves (Iron Tail and Quick Attack).
* X and Y
** In "Friend And Faux Alike", Team Rocket has a mecha-Heliolisk that they gleefully proclaim can repel electric attacks.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to order Pikachu to use Iron Tail or Quick Attack, or for him to use one of his other Pokémon.\\
'''Instead:''' He calls for Thunderbolt, which gets absorbed.\\
'''You'd also Expect:''' Ash to learn from this and use a non-electric attack.\\
'''Instead:''' He calls for Electroball, with the predictable outcome.
** Korrina is separated from her Lucario during a run in with a flock of Noibat in a cave.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Her Lucario to use aura to locate her immediately before sunset.\\
'''Instead:''' [[ForgotAboutHisPowers It doesn't even think about using it]] and instead relies on the then-imperfect method of using the Mega Stone itself ''the next day'', leading to an unnecessary moment of tension as Korrina is forced to fight Team Rocket using Ash's Pikachu.\\
'''You'd Also Expect:''' Korrina to use her other Pokémon to fight.\\
'''Instead:''' She doesn't.
** In "A Not-So-Flying Start", Hawlucha brings Ash a Pokémon egg, and it shows signs of hatching shortly thereafter.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to draw upon his personal experience with Phanpy, Larvitar, and Scraggy, and[=/=]or his experience with his companions (Misty, Brock, May, and Dawn had all hatched Pokémon from eggs during their respective travels), to know what to do with the egg.\\
'''Instead:''' He panics, and next thing you know, almost everyone and their Pokémon are group-hugging the egg unnecessarily to keep it warm.
** In "All Hail the Ice Battlefield", Ash is challenging the Snowbelle Gym, and he hasn't yet learnt to control the Ash-Greninja technique.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Either Ash to perfect the Ash-Greninja technique before challenging the Gym, or for him to rely on tried-and-true methods to battle.\\
'''Instead:''' He uses the Ash-Greninja technique but is still unable to control it. He passes out and loses the battle.
** In "A League of His Own", as Ash is headed to his first Kalos League Championship battle, he is challenged by Everett to an impromptu match and reminded of his promise to challenge the other trainer "next time".\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to quite reasonably remind Everett that he has a League Championship battle coming up that he can't afford to miss, and to agree upon a set time for him and Everett to have their battle. After all, promise or no promise, Everett is being unreasonable in insisting on a battle right then and there; he can't reasonably expect Ash to keep his promise when Everett sets up a situation where anyone with common sense would decline to do so. (Lying in wait to intercept Ash just before a crucial battle, rather than challenging Ash at a more reasonable time.) For all Ash knows, Everett could quite conceivably be a saboteur in league with a rival, out to ruin Ash's chances.\\
'''Instead:''' Ash chooses HonorBeforeReason and accepts the challenge. He avoids forfeiting his League battle by arriving at the last second, and is unable to use one of his most powerful Pokémon (Pikachu) He is fortunate that he wins the battle.
** Alain works for Team Flare while being lied to that he was doing so for the good of humanity.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Alain starting to doubt their motives after scuffling against innocent Legendary Pokémon doing their jobs, with one of them being damaged and captured because of him.\\
'''Instead:''' He never doubts them ''once'' and leads to the implied genocide of Lumiose City. Cue ''very brief'' HeroicBSOD.
** Alain is completely sure bad things happen because he lacks power.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Alain to realize his PoorCommunicationKills issues keep making things worse.\\
'''Instead:''' Nope. It's totally his fault his power is too weak!
** Still in the same vein, the fact everyone uses their Pokémon to fight the monster.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Everyone tossing every single Pokémon they have at it (except for Ash's group sans Greninja and Pikachu, and whom had been slaughtered by Lysandre's Mega Gyarados).\\
'''Instead:''' They only use their aces, unnecessarily complicating the battle for the sake of action.
** ''Still'' in the same vein, Alain's league team.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Alain to spam Bisharp Guillotine or at least use anybody else for the battle.\\
'''Instead:''' He forgets he even has an Unfezant.\\


[[folder: Movies ]]

* ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'':
** Mewtwo, having been persuaded to work with Giovanni, is still wondering what his purpose is.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Giovanni would keep in mind Mewtwo is one of the strongest Pokémon ''ever'', and can take down multiple opponents all at once, AND that prior to this, he destroyed an entire laboratory and all those inside in a fit of rage over the scientists not caring about him, just what he is. Thus he should be careful not to offend/anger Mewtwo.\\
'''Instead:''' He tells Mewtwo that, as Mewtwo was created by humans, his purpose is to serve them and not question it. Mewtwo promptly causes an explosion and takes off.\\
'''But wait, there's more!''' It was this moment that convinced Mewtwo that humans cannot be trusted and nearly leads him to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Way to go, numbnut.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'':
** The villain Gelarden has just captured Moltres and Ash & co accidentally.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The villain to keep Ash and friends imprisoned, or just for kicks, dump them into the sea.\\
'''Instead:''' ''He lets them go as he [[JustBetweenYouAndMe monologues]].'' A few minutes later, his flying base is in ruins and the two birds he captured have escaped. Nice work, moron.
* ''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew'':
** Lucario needs to use his Aura power to heal the WorldTree, but the amount of Aura required would be fatal to him. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Lucario to ask Ash, who has recently been revealed to have Aura power, to help him heal the tree, thus preventing a [[StupidSacrifice senseless loss of life]]. \\
'''Instead:''' Lucario does it himself and dies a tragic, pointless death. And he ''still'' needs Ash's help.
* In ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'', Grings Kodai, the antagonist, sees a vision of the future. Part of the vision tells him his assistant will betray him.\\
'''You'd Expect''': He would lock her up in some way, ensuring that she won't be able to do anything to keep him from his goal.\\
'''Instead''': They conduct business as usual.
* ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice'':
** Scraggy is accidentally left behind on a train station...and the train is leaving\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to just recall Scraggy and send him out again.\\
'''Instead:''' Ash tries to get Scraggy to jump onto the moving train. Scraggy fails, and has to be caught by Snivy's vines.


[[folder: Manga ]]

* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'':
** Jasmine is traveling through Ecruteak City when there's an earthquake.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She run somewhere she won't get crushed.\\
'''Instead:''' She runs to what has to be the most structurally weak building in the area: A crumbling, 700-year-old wooden tower! Not just inside it, either, but to the top!
** [[EliteMook Matt]] uses a bound-and-gagged Flannery as a hostage to lure [[WildChild Sapphire]] into an airtight cable car, which he [[LockedInARoom locks]] and then [[DrowningPit floods]] with his Azumarill--but not before knocking out Toro and putting an air bubble around his head to make certain he can breathe in the flooded car.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Matt to let the water do the work. He can breathe; they can't. The entire situation, at that point, was engineered so he couldn't hope to lose.\\
'''Instead:''' not only does he summon a Sharpedo to expedite the killing, but even after its teeth are broken off, he flagrantly violates [[EvilGloating Rule 6]] of the EvilOverlordList, with some of the gloating going straight into TemptingFate. Yes, Sapphire ''can'' hold her breath that long, and she ''does'', up to the point ''she manages to cut a hole in the glass with the same teeth she just broke off!''
** Alexa has info on a major incident that no other news outlet appears to have.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' It's common sense applying to almost any situation. In case of emergency, make copies or have backups for any important documents that you have.\\
'''Instead:''' She doesn't, so when her editor-in-chief reveals himself to be evil and burns her report, there's nothing she can do about it. She later berates herself for being so excited over the info that she wasn't thinking straight.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''
** During your raid on [[spoiler:Aether Paradise]], you come face to face with [[spoiler:Faba]], who'd taken extreme measures to try and keep you from getting to [[spoiler:Lillie, Nebby, and Lusamine]]. At a certain point, he and several [[spoiler:employees]] are in front of a locked door.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [[spoiler:Faba]] to leave the key in a safe place and not mention where it is.\\
'''Instead:''' When Hau asks him if he has it, he not only says where it is, but reveals he has it on him. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Hau even calls him out on this.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky]]'':
** You're sent to gather Perfect Apples, though you're ambushed by Team Skull who takes all the Perfect Apples.\\
'''You'd expect''' Chatot to give you a chance to explain what happened.\\
'''Instead''' Chatot gripes you out without giving you a chance to explain what happened and sends you to bed without eating, and later in the game, he complains that you wouldn't be able to do the job properly.\\
'''Bonus Idiocy''': Team Skull show up later with a Perfect Apple they saved for Wigglytuff. Yet no one questions where they could have gotten it.
** [[spoiler:Grovyle is a Pokemon from a BadFuture whose objective is to collect the Time Gears and bring them to Temporal Tower to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]\\
'''You'd expect:''' [[spoiler:Grovyle to politely explain who he is and what he's doing, earning the cooperation of the authorities.]]\\
'''Instead:''' [[spoiler:He runs around stealing the Time Gears and gets labeled a criminal.]]
** [[spoiler:Dusknoir is a Pokemon from the same BadFuture whose objective is capture Grovyle so that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt can continue unhindered. He eventually tricks the heroes into aiding him and manages to capture Grovyle.]]\\
'''You'd expect:''' [[spoiler:Dusknoir to thank everyone for their help, take Grovyle back to the future, close the time portal, and promptly slit his throat.]]\\
'''Instead:''' [[spoiler:He kidnaps the player and the partner, ties them up, and has his Sableye minions dispose of them.]]\\
'''The Result:''' [[spoiler:The three of them escape, Grovyle reveals the truth, and they all get back home and thwart Dusknoir and Primal Dialga's plans.]]
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'', before the mine dungeon early in the game, three Drilbur try to prevent you and your partner from entering, when your partner suddenly says, without any kind of warning, [[LookBehindYou "Hey, all you Drilbur! Look at that! A delicious-looking Apple tree just sprouted up over there!"]]\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The Drilbur to say that they are not going to fall for the trick, which would render your partner's trick completely useless.\\
'''Instead:''' The Drilbur decide to just take a look, and they let their guard drop.\\
'''Result:''' You and your partner enter the mine.
** During the first field trip at the school, you are with your partner and Goomy. At the end, you and your partner realize Goomy is missing.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Your partner to say, "Hey, InsertNameHere, let's go and get Goomy."\\
'''Instead:''' Your partner, eager to have their team win, goes on ahead without Goomy, and you are left with no choice but to follow.\\
'''Result:''' Goomy gets left behind, and your partner is scolded.
** And in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, in the Team Rocket hideout in Mahogany Town, there's a scientist in the first floor (the one with the Persian statues) with three Magnemites. After you defeat him, you can talk to him. What does he say?\\
'''You'd expect:''' That the scientist would just mention what Team Rocket has in store involving the Radio Tower. Or something involving their plan, ''anything'' except...\\
'''Instead:''' He tells you that the computer on his desk can turn off the alarms set in the Persian statues, and for you to not push it. But, being the hero that you are, of course you're gonna do that...unless you prefer to pass the statues anyway to fight the Grunts for EXP.
** In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum you have team Galactic. Not a single grunt, whole team. At one single point in the games, their Eterna City hideout. First is a grunt who wants a donation of Pokemon.\\
'''You'd expect''': Since they're trying to look good, he would politely tell the player to return when he'll decide to donate for Team Gallactic\\
'''Instead''': He tells the player to "scram", yelling at him for wasting his time, losing his chance for any donations he would get from anybody the kid could know.\\
Second is the way whole team wants to show you which way to the top.\\
'''You'd expect''': Not guarding at all, or guarding both of the stairs, at all three floors of the building.\\
'''Instead''': There are signs talking about "the right way leading you to success" or something, obviously showing right way. A sign near every single good staircase. Talking about right way.