* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Most of the cast.
* AngstWhatAngst: Averted.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Chapter 94, a non-canon story written for [[spoiler: April Fool's Day]].
* DieForOurShip: Alicia suffered a lot of this when the protagonist has a crush on her, mainly from the Namnar/Hanna and [[HoYay Nick/Namnar]] fans. However, this quickly died down when she was revealed as a LipstickLesbian.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Nick.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Kostya and Ike.
* EpilepticTrees: In the first half, there was much speculation as to where the plot was going. Chapter 57 promptly destroyed that.
** On the deviantArt account hosting the story, the author has been actively sowing seeds for these among some of the readers.
* FridgeLogic: Where did the video surveillance of the [[spoiler: prison breakout]] go?
** [[spoiler: Lola took care of that.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Lola''': I hid some security tapes from a certain prison incident.]]
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: The RunningGag of the protagonist ''never'' getting the Pokemon he wanted. Reaches hilarious levels with [[spoiler: Swablu and Krabby]].
** Also, he never gets to name them.
* {{Harsher|InHindsight}} [[HilariousInHindsight or Hilarious in Hindsight]]: After the protagonist gets lost in Eterna Forest and ends up back at the start, he discovers the Valley Windworks building again, and in his frustration orders Des to set it on fire. (Obviously, he doesn't.) Later on, during the Tournament art, [[spoiler: guess how the people running the tournament decide to get rid of the first round losers? Locking them in a building and ''setting it on fire.'']]
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: [[spoiler: Swablu]] becoming attached to the Pokemon Egg, insisting it's hers. When it hatches, she latches onto the [[spoiler: Krabby]] inside.
** [[spoiler: [=NamNar=] deciding to forfeit, rather than kill his former Electabuzz. Though it really doesn't ''feel'' that way.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Clearly, Cosette comes from [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Kalos]].
* HolyShitQuotient: The WhamEpisode, Chapter 57. And its aftermath.
** [[spoiler: Lola and Archie getting shot.]]
** The whole entire story.
* HoYay: Nick and the narrator for starters. Doesn't help that the author seems to encourage it via Website/DeviantArt commentary.
** Female example: [[spoiler: Alicia and Tessa's past relationship which may or may not have ended mutually.]]
* MemeticMolester: Kostya, unfortunately.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: The protagonist breaking out of a locked, burning building, saving trainers and their Pokemon in the process.]]
** [[spoiler: Nick vs [[FanNickname NamNar]]. [[FanNickname NamNar]] finally shuts up Lola, and [[TheNotLoveInterest Hanna]] arrives with a [[BigDamnHeroes Tyranitar as reinforcements]]! Oh, and Nick may finally get defeated.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: Chapters 57 and 58 make it clear that that mark was passed a couple miles back.
** A smaller, perhaps foreshadow-y one happened when [[spoiler: the protagonist decides to help with the breakout]].
*** Definitely foreshadowing with the events of chapter 121. The chapter was even titled "A Horizon To Catch Up To".
* NightmareFuel: The Abomasnow. And Froslass. Literally.
** Psychic Pokemon. Especially unfriendly ones.
** The actual nightmares.
** [[spoiler: The Tournament.]]
** [[spoiler: Sarika. Just Sarika.]]
** The ''entire story'' at this point.
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Subverted in the fact that Alicia has never been shown or stated to be in anything ''but'' a dress.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: The protagonist meeting the Electabuzz he released. In a battle to the death.]]
** The circumstances that led to [[spoiler: Nick going crazy]].
** [[spoiler: Hanna's Pokemon. Hanna herself.]]
** The [[spoiler: Pidgey chicks]].
** What happened to [[spoiler: Sarika]], overlapping with NightmareFuel.
** Carlita [[spoiler: being unable to dance]], Oonu [[spoiler: dying]], and Ike [[spoiler: being blinded]].
** The ending to [[http://digital-skitty.deviantart.com/art/Pedestal-Five-Times-366303327 this series]] of drabbles.
* TheWoobie: The protagonist.