Acrophobic Bird: Dion has to remind Eileen that she has wings on several occasions. The most notable example is when she's stuck in swamp water and tries to pull herself onto a boardwalk using her scythes to no avail.
Adventure Guild: The "lessons" taught at Arcanine's Academy usually involve going on missions to complete certain tasks.
Aliens Speaking English: Eileen can't tell if the other Pokémon are speaking the language she spoke as a human or if she automatically became fluent in their own language.
Bad Ass Grandpa: Headmaster Arcanine is still incredibly agile and strong in spite of his old age.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Slurpuff presents herself as a kindly Pokémon, when in reality she is heartless toward wild Pokémon and has been turning them into Gummis to sell at her shop.
Mess on a Plate: The soup Chef Muk cooked is described as looking similar to the sludge making up her body.
Mystical Plague: Alakazam uses the Toxic Plate to make the Pokémon of Origin Plaza come down with a sudden illness.
Naďve Newcomer: Eileen is naturally this. She starts off knowing very little about the world around her and how to function in her new shape, but is gradually educated over the course of the beginning.
Old Master: Headmaster Arcanine was a skilled battler during his youth, and he has many scars to prove it. He has managed to retain some of his fighting prowess and intends to pass it down to his students.
The Omniscient: Alakazam seems to know everything about Arceus and its Heirs.
Only the Chosen May Wield: Subverted. Any Pokémon can use the powers of the Plates, but only Arceus may harness their "true power", according to Alakazam.
Picky Eater: Rudy refuses to eat Slurpuff's Gummis, which he refers to as "fake city food".
Plague Master: Alakazam claims he's been traveling the world in search of Arceus's Heir, making Pokémon fall ill and then healing them. He says that the Heir would know that he was using the Toxic and Meadow Plates, like Arcanine did.
The Quiet One: After finding out she wasn't dreaming, Eileen has been mostly silent. She does want to speak up, but she is too afraid.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: The loud and ambitious Dion is the red to the quieter Eileen's blue.
Self-Insert Fic: The author admitted that she shamelessly based the protagonist off of herself. "Eileen" is actually her middle name.
Swamps Are Evil: The story starts in a dungeon called Foreboding Bog. Dion, who isn't bothered by the swamp's stench and humidity, sneaks off to it in search of treasure.
That Was Not A Dream: Dion is puzzled by Eileen's insistence that she's dreaming and has to go through the trouble of convincing her otherwise
Milky morning light illuminated the murky bog, softening its normally sinister atmosphere. The air was smolderingly humid, and the repulsive odor of steaming swamp gas and rotting vegetation emanated from the green, stagnant water.