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''Freddi Fish'' is a series of point-and-click children's games originally made by Creator/HumongousEntertainment, which was later bought by Creator/{{Atari}}. The series spans five {{Adventure Game}}s and four {{Gaiden Game}}s.

Freddi Fish is a yellow fish, who investigates problems with the help of her friend Luther, a small green fish. Problems that Freddi and Luther face usually involve a villain (often a CardCarryingVillain) scaring the local fish through some sort of trick.

The {{Adventure Game}}s, in order, are:
* ''Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'' (also known as ''Freddi Fish: Kelp Seed Mystery'', and often referred to as ''Freddi Fish [[{{Retronym}} 1]]'')
* ''Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse'' (also known as ''Freddi Fish: Haunted Schoolhouse Mystery'')
* ''Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell'' (also known as ''Freddi Fish and the Stolen Shell'')
* ''Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch''
* ''Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove''

The {{Gaiden Game}}s, in order, are:
* ''Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries''
* ''Freddi Fish and Luther's Maze Madness''
* ''Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop''
* ''Freddi Fish: [=ABCs=] Under the Sea'' ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS sometimes called]] ''Freddi Fish: [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma ABC's]] Under the Sea'' or ''Freddi Fish: ABC Under the Sea'')

The series also spawned multiple [[TieInNovel children's books]] (not all of which may have been published), including ''Freddi Fish and the Pirate's Treasure'', ''Freddi Fish Notebook'', ''Freddi Fish: A Whale of a Tale!'', ''Freddi Fish: Boek is Zoek'', ''Freddi Fish: Color and Activity Book'', ''Freddi Fish: De Geheimzinnige Brief'', ''Freddi Fish: Help! Een Draak!'', ''Freddi Fish: Kleurenfestival'', ''Freddi Fish: Leesplezier voor Beginnende Lezers'', ''Freddi Fish: Meester Zeester in Nood'', ''Freddi Fish: Superleuke Rekenoefeningen'', ''Freddi Fish: Superleuke Schrijfoefeningen'', ''Freddi Fish: The Big Froople Match'', ''Freddi Fish: The Missing Letters Mystery'', ''Freddi Fish: What's Different?'', and ''Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends'' (doubling as an AudioAdaptation). Additionally, the album ''Flabby Rode'' features the DummiedOut CutSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEepxWAf6ec Fat Chants 2]]" from ''Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds''.

A demo version of ''The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse'' can be [[ftp://ftp.infogrames.net/demos/ff_haunted_schoolhouse/FFHaunted-Demo.zip downloaded]] from Infogrames, and a clickpoint demonstration of ''The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove'' can be [[http://www.spektakle.com/portfolio/he_ff5/he_ff5_lab.html played]] or [[http://www.spektakle.com/portfolio/he_ff5/he_ff5_lab.swf downloaded]] from Spektakle.

Now available on Steam.

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!!Tropes in the ''Freddi Fish'' series:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: ''Water Worries'', ''Maze Madness'', and ''The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove''.
* AirVentPassageway: This is how Freddi and Luther access the school's boiler room in ''The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse''.
* AllDesertsHaveCacti: ''Freddi Fish 4''.
* AlliterativeName:
** '''F'''reddi '''F'''ish.
** '''B'''arnacle '''B'''ob, owner of the [[SeverelySpecializedStore Pulley Emporium]].
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* AmbidextrousSprite: In ''Water Worries'', Luther and Freddi always use the fin that's further from the player to hold their slingshots (and in Freddi's case, her net).
* AmateurSleuth: Freddi and Luther.
* AnAesop: All the main games have one, usually Freddi telling others that it's wrong to steal kelp seeds/other children's toys/a ceremonial conch shell/a collection of hogfish/the deed to land you don't own. Ironically, while Freddi is the heroine of an AdventureGame, a genre infamous for its {{Kleptomaniac Hero}}es, Freddi herself doesn't steal and many puzzles rely on Freddi using a ChainOfDeals so she can borrow something.
* AngryGuardDog:
** The Junkyard Dogfish, in ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'' and ''Maze Madness''.
** Marty's dogfish from ''The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove''.
* AnimalGenderBender: Nadine is a female narwhal with a tusk, which she says is very rare. TruthInTelevision, as female narwhals do occasionally grow a tusk like the males.
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Was to have been created by Lancit Media Entertainment.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: If you fool around long enough, a character will randomly give you a hint.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Eddie is a green electric eel that has fangs and lives in the ocean. Real electric eels are brown and toothless, and they only live in the freshwater rivers of South America. Also, they're not true eels.
* ArtShift: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LpLGGS5xOA This music video]] features 3D versions of Freddi and Luther.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: [[FunnyForeigner Horst Fedders]]' native language is Foreign-Sounding Gibberish.
* AudioAdaptation: The TieInNovel ''Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends'' came with a cassette tape of the same name.
* AxCrazy: Freddi in the "Eddie Eats Luther" easter egg clip.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Boss and Spongehead in the first two games.
** BiggerBad: They still answer to The Squidfather.
* BigFriendlyDog: The Junkyard Dogfish, in ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea''.
* BlatantLies: At the end of the first game, Luther tries to make himself look like he did all of the work and was being very brave.
* BlindWithoutEm: Casey and his OpaqueNerdGlasses.
* BloodyHilarious: In ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'', Freddi's DummiedOut IndulgentFantasySegue has her [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath feed Luther to Eddie the Eel]].
* BratsWithSlingshots: The closest thing Freddi and Luther have to a WeaponOfChoice, though they never directly aim them at anyone. The one in ''The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse'' is actually a very high-tech device, complete with an attached targeting computer. The ones in ''Water Worries'' are more basic slingshots.
* ButtMonkey: Luther. Heck, a DummiedOut Scene in the first game had Freddi '''[[EatenAlive feed the poor little guy]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath to Eddie Eel]]''' and it even had {{blood|yHorror}}. Yikes.
* TheCameo: Freddi talks to a fish version of ''VideoGame/PuttPutt'' in the opening of the first game.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Freddi and Luther create the stories in ''One-Stop Fun Shop'''s storytime coloring book, so the five stories are most likely not canon.
* CardCarryingVillain: As noted above.
* CoatFullOfContraband: Standard behavior for Ray, who's pretty much HonestJohnsDealership without the dealership.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In ''Water Worries'', the bubbles with red outlines are the ones with bad things in or on them.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The third game has one for each thief.
* CutSong: Some games' [=HE4=] files contain DummiedOut music.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Water Worries'' is the only game to focus on Luther, with Freddi only being playable in two player mode.
* DemotedToExtra: Spongehead and Boss, the [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the first two games, are reduced to a background joke in the third game (which is a VacationEpisode), and don't show up again after that.
* DownloadableContent: ''Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop'' had additional art that could be downloaded from Humongous' website.
* DummiedOut: As with other Humongous Entertainment games, unused cutscenes, clickpoints, and inventory items can be found by messing with the INI files. The most well known of these is the infamous "Eddie Eats Luther" cutscene.
* EarlyBirdCameo: {{VideoGame/SPYFox}} appears in one of the theater movies for ''Freddi Fish 2'', who didn't debut until a year later.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Freddi had a different design in the first game, mainly due to her upper fin being taller and less wide. It also is notably DarkerAndEdgier than the sequels.
** Purple sea urchins are used merely to weigh down a bucket in order to access an area. In later games, they're used as currency.[[note]]It's possible that this was meant as some kind of toll booth for access to the theatre, bu they're only ''explicitly'' used as currency in the other games.[[/note]]
* EenieMeenieMinyMoai: The background of Levels 41-50 in ''Water Worries''.
* ElectricJellyfish: Appear in ''Water Worries'' and ''The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch''.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: ''Water Worries''.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: As with [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Spongehead]], Boss is never referred to by his unknown real name; instead, he's always referred to as what Spongehead called him in the first game.
* ExpandedUniverse: The [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]] and AudioAdaptation.
* ExpoSpeak: "Maybe I can move the pipe with [[MindOverMatter TELEKINESIS: The raw power of my brain!]]"
** Interestingly enough, although Luther couldn't get the pipe down with the TK, he did unknowingly lift a plane out of the ocean in the distance.
* {{Expy}}: Jason from ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'' is basically a fish version of PuttPutt. He's even named after Putt-Putt's voice actor at the time and is voiced by him.
* EyelidPullTaunt: In ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'', Freddi does this towards the player at the end of her DummiedOut IndulgentFantasySegue.
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: The shark villains and their boss, [[Film/TheGodfather The Squidfather]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'', Freddi's DummiedOut IndulgentFantasySegue has her [[BloodyHilarious feed Luther to Eddie the Eel]].
* FictionalCurrency: Purple sea urchins. There are at least five variations, all of which are more valuable: red sea urchins (worth two purple ones), blue sea urchins (worth three purple ones), gold sea urchins (worth four purple ones), and orange sea urchins (worth more than four purple ones; exact value unknown). There's also a mention in the fourth game of Gill owing a loan shark twenty clams; the significance of this debt implies that a clam is worth more than any sea urchin seen in the series.
* FifteenPuzzle: ''Freddi Fish 2'' has a sliding puzzle, but it's completely optional to complete. The only time you actually need to use it is if the trident is being held by the statue below it, and even then, you still only need to clear one space.
* FourthWallMailSlot: "Frankly Freddi" on the old Humongous web site.
* FunnyForeigner: Horst Fedders, mostly due to ''Freddi Fish 3'''s [[TranslationTrainWreck foreign language phrase book]].
* GenderBlenderName: Freddi. Her voice is also ambiguous enough that it's fairly common for people to confuse her for male. This actually happens in-universe, and she corrects the other fish by saying "Excuse me, sir, but I'm a girl." [[DevelopersForesight This was possibly intentionally put in to confirm her gender for any unsure players.]]
* GentleGiant:
** Fluke the sperm whale in ''Freddi Fish 4''.
** In ''Freddi Fish 5'', [[spoiler:the sea monster Xamfear Duncan Dogberry Valentine turns out to be one of these.]]
* GeographicFlexibility: ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea'' takes locations from the first, fourth, and fifth games and puts them in completely different places. Grandma Grouper's house from the fifth game even appears twice (well, either that or she got a duplicate house)!
* GiantSquid: The Squidfather.
* GrandFinale: Case of the Creature of Coral Cove is this for the series and Humongous in general, as it was the last adventure game produced by Humongous before their buyout from Atari. They went out with a bang, too- it's probably the most solid of all the Junior Adventures.
* GuiltBasedGaming: Luther will sometimes say this if you hit the "Stop" button at the end of the first game:
-->'''Luther''': Freddi! [[Film/TheWizardOfOz I'm melting!]]
* {{Hammerspace}}: To the point where it gets lampshaded in the fourth game, after Freddi manages to store an entire piece of wood.
-->'''Luther:''' How did you do that?\\
'''Freddi:''' [[HandWave That's my special secret]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: The Junkyard Dogfish. In ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'', he's hungry and growls at Freddi and Luther (biting Luther's tail fin if Freddi and Luther swim too close to him) after Luther accidentally wakes him up, but once Freddi gives him a [[StockFemurBone bone]] he thanks her and leaves. In ''Maze Madness'', he keeps chasing Freddi no matter how many times he takes a Peanut Butter and Jellyfish Sandwich from her. In ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea'', he [[InformedAbility (supposedly)]] sorts the junkyard's trash, and is happy to let Freddi and Luther help him sort it.
* TheHero: Freddi.
* HiddenObjectGame: The TieInNovel ''Freddi Fish: What's Different?''
* HighClassGlass: Mr. Starfish from ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'' and the TieInNovel ''Freddi Fish: Meester Zeester in Nood'' wears a monocle, as well as a bowtie.
* IndulgentFantasySegue: In ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'', Freddi has a DummiedOut one where she feeds Luther to Eddie, then turns and makes a EyelidPullTaunt expression.
---> '''Luther:''' Whatcha thinking about, Freddi?
---> '''Freddi:''' Oh, nothing, Luther.
* InvisibleParents: Despite being mentioned on the old Humongous website, Freddi's parents never show up in-universe.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Everything.
* {{Keet}}: Luther.
* KidHero: Freddi and Luther. Their ages aren't mentioned, but it's safe to assume they're five.
* TheLancer: Luther.
* LargeHam: Luther.
* LevelEditor: ''Maze Madness'' has one.
* LighterAndSofter: After the first game, the series was much brighter and cheerier. The third game is especially this, in comparison to the first two games.
* LinkedListClueMethodology: ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'' has Spongehead's [[MessageInABottle bottles]] that lead to Grandma Grouper's stolen kelp seed treasure.
* LogoJoke: In comparison to the other Humongous games, the font on the "It's a Junior Adventure!" logo is light blue instead of yellow to give it an ocean-like feel (with the exception of the fourth game which goes back to the yellow scheme, and the fifth which lacks it altogether).
* LongSongShortScene:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjdvLKKBqes The ending theme to the second game.]] It's actually three separate songs put together in the same cut scene, and they all change upon a specific point, so a good half of it is unheard of in-game.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ICjqnTtuRc The intro/ending theme for]] ''Water Worries'' is cut off 40 seconds in, when the whole thing is about a minute and 3 seconds before looping once.
* LongTitle: All the main games. Just look at the top of the page.
* MadLibsDialogue: Especially in ''Water Worries''.
** The math minigame from the first game makes use of this whenever the characters utter the numbers.
* {{Mayincatec}}: the temple from ''Stolen Conch''.
* MazeGame: ''Maze Madness''.
* MessageInABottle: The LinkedListClueMethodology in ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds''. The museum in ''The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse'' includes a similar bottle, which in Freddi's words "[[CallBack looks awfully familiar.]]"
* MinigameGame: ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea''.
* MultipleEndings:
** In the third and fourth games, the culprit is different every time you finish the game, and each has a different motive for why they committed the crime the game centered around. In the third game, the clue for who the culprit is an item in the bag they drop just after freeing Luther; in the fourth, it's an item sitting on a crate in the hideout.
** In the first game, Fiddler Crab and Gabby are both trapped side characters that you can rescue. However, depending on the paths you get, you can end up finishing the game without rescuing one or the other (for Gabby, it's always possible since you only need three of the seven purple sea urchins; for Fiddler Crab, the second bottle has to be at the junkyard instead of the deep canyon, otherwise you will have to use his fishing pole). Should you do this, neither one of them shows up in the ending.
* MusicalEpisode: ''The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse'' and the TieInNovel[=/=]AudioAdaptation ''Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends'', which feature the same songs.
* NerdGlasses:
** Casey, and he's BlindWithoutEm.
** Al B. Core from ''Freddi Fish 5''.
* NeverSayDie: Strangely averted in the first game, but played straight through the rest of the series. ''Maze Madness'' and ''Water Worries'' refuse to call losing a life "dying".
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: A non-superhero example--in ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea'', Augie the octopus suddenly has the ability to change color.
* NoticeThis: Important objects will wiggle, glow, sparkle, and possibly emit noises. Often one of the characters will comment on it upon entering the scene.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea'', Grandma Grouper appears in two different locations, and no matter how quickly Freddi swims from one to the other, Grandma will always be there already.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: As with [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Boss]], Spongehead is never referred to by his unknown real name; instead, he's always referred to as what Boss called him in the first game.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Freddi and Luther.
* PointOfNoReturn: Finding the last PlotCoupon usually acts as this; e.g. the last clue bottle in ''Kelp Seeds'' moves you on to the sunken ship or the last golden pipe in ''Stolen Conch Shell'' moves you on to the temple. The second game is the only one to not have this.
* PoisonMushroom: ''Water Worries'' has Wiggler Worms, which cause Luther or Freddi to wiggle around for a period of time, effectively enlarging their hitbox as well as making it harder to aim at smaller bubbles.
* PoliceAreUseless:
** The sheriff in the fourth game runs off the minute he gets rescued, not even paying a hint of attention to Freddi trying to point out their kidnapped hogfish problem. Additionally, at the end of the game, he's quick to arrest the two who run the hideout, but doesn't even consider the fact that they may not be the only suspects until Freddi points it out.
** Can be inferred in the third game as well; when the conch shell goes missing, Uncle Blenny is ''the only one who gets any hint of blame for the crime'' by virtue of him being the keeper of the conch. This is in spite of the fact that he has a folder with a picture of everyone else who was nearby, and the fact that while he could possibly be a suspect for all they know, he shouldn't be immediately accused as the only possibility. Then again, considering we never see any police in the game to begin with, it could also just be the fault of the townspeople, which would at least make a lot more sense.
* PsychoElectricEel: Eddie plays the role well, [[TastesLikeFriendship but he's easily bribed with food]].
* {{Pun}}: Luther pulls a few of these, which are usually followed by DontExplainTheJoke.
* RecycledSoundtrack: ''One-Stop Fun Shop'' reuses music from previous games.
* RhymesOnADime: Barnacle Bob.
* RightHandCat: The Squidfather has a pet catfish.
* RubeGoldbergDevice: Used to capture the "ghost" at the end of the second game.
* SameLanguageDub
* SchmuckBait: Luther uses his Codfish Commando action figure for this at the end of the second game.
* ScoobyDooHoax: In ''The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse'' and the ''One-Stop Fun Shop'' [[CanonDiscontinuity storytime coloring book story]] ''A Ghost Story'', [[spoiler:the ghost is actually Boss and Spongehead in disguise.]]
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Purple sea urchins are the most common collectibles throughout the series, and they're used as currency. There's also the coconut crab from the "Crab Invaders" minigame in "The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse", Nadine the narwhal from "The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell", and the jawfish from "The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove".
* SeverelySpecializedStore:
** The Pulley Emporium from ''Freddi Fish 2''. Evidently, there must be a large demand for generic pulleys, because if Freddi doesn't need a pulley, they're all sold out.
** There are two in ''Freddi Fish 4'': Nelson's store, Just Buckles, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only sells belt buckles]], and Gill Barker, who specializes in wheel nuts and bubble gum.
* ShoutOut:
** In ''Water Worries'', the background of Levels 91-100 has a {{pirate}}y-looking skeleton holding on to a treasure chest. The name on the treasure chest is partially obscured, but starts with "G. Th..." and ends with "...od." Given [[Creator/LucasArts where Humongous's co-founder Ron Gilbert came from]], this is almost certainly a reference to [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland Guybrush Threepwood]].
** The 4th game also has many references to Film/TheGodfather, and the "Squidfather" has a [[RightHandCat pet cat]] a la [[Film/AustinPowers many]] [[Film/JamesBond famous]] [[WessternAnimation/InspectorGadget villains]].
** A number of the "movies" you can watch will contain shout outs to various things such as Creator/CharlieChaplin and ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.
*** One such film is ''[[Film/PaleRider Scale Rider]]'', where the titular rider comes to town, looking for [[Creator/ClintEastwood Fin Eastwood.]] Fin then asks Scale Rider, "[[Film/DirtyHarry You feel guppy? Well, do ya?]]"
* ShrinkingViolet: The Shy Octopi from ''Water Worries''.
* SimpletonVoice: Spongehead the shark has one. In ''Maze Madness'', he has a simpleton laugh.
* SliceOfLife: ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea'' could be considered this, especially since time does pass in-game.
* SlipperyAsAnEel: Eddie the Eel is depicted as a trickster who prevents Freddi and Luther from trying to go where they needed to, unless he is bribed.
* SmallNameBigEgo / TheNapoleon: Despite his small stature, Luther is very full of himself. At the end of the first game, [[BlatantLies he says he found the treasure with a little help from Freddi, and fought off 50 big sharks.]]
* SpeciesSurname: [[AllThereInTheManual According to]] "[[FourthWallMailSlot Frankly Freddi]]" on the old Humongous web site, "Fish" is Freddi and her {{Unnamed Parent}}s' surname.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A non-character example--the title of ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea'' is sometimes spelled as ''ABC's Under the Sea'' [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma (which is grammatically incorrect)]] or ''ABC Under the Sea''.
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* StockFemurBone: Found in the first game, and used to placate the Junkyard Dogfish. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology And it's somehow in the old whale bones.]]
* StylisticSuck: Many of the theater movies are this.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: ''Freddi Fish 5'' replaces Gill Barker with his previously unmentioned twin sister Gillian.
* TastesLikeFriendship: [[PsychoElectricEel Eddie the Eel]] is easily bribed with food.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Several characters in the second game will sing if you click on them or one of the objects around them (e.g. clicking on the xylophone will cause Casey to start singing).
* TheyHaveTheScent:
** In ''Maze Madness'', the Junkyard Dogfish is the hardest enemy to avoid.
** In ''The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell'', Old Soggy needs to smell all three Golden Pipes in order to track the scent of the Great Conch Shell.
* ThiefBag: In ''Freddi Fish 3''.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Boss and Spongehead, especially in the first game, where they exist only to have [[AsYouKnow exposition orgies]] in the cutscenes.
* ThreateningShark:
** The aforementioned Boss and Spongehead.
** Gill Barker is also the only recurring suspect, potentially committing the crime in both the third and fourth game.
** The hungry [[RealMenWearPink pink]] shark from the fourth game.
** The fifth game averts this with Gillian, Gill's twin sister.
* TieInNovel
* {{Totem Pole|Trench}} BedsheetGhost: The "ghost" in the second game is just Boss and Spongehead stacked on top of each other, covered with a sheet. Freddi figures out that the ghost isn't real when part of the sheet tears off.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Worm Doodles for Luther, particularly chocolate-covered variety.
* TranslationTrainWreck: In-universe example--''Freddi Fish 3'''s foreign language phrase book turns everything into WordSaladHumor, with only plot-significant phrases surviving enough to be understandable.
* TriviallyObvious: When Freddi informs Mr. Triplefin that she's a girl, he says that, [[SarcasmMode by pure coincidence]], Mrs. Triplefin is ''also'' a girl.
* TheUnintelligible: The Squidfather. [[IntelligibleUnintelligible The sharks understand him perfectly fine, though.]]
* UnnamedParent: [[AllThereInTheManual According to]] "[[FourthWallMailSlot Frankly Freddi]]" on the old Humongous web site, Freddi's parents' names are [[SpeciesSurname Mr. and Mrs. Fish]].
* VideoGameCaringPotential / VideoGameCrueltyPotential: In ''The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds'', rescuing Fiddler Crab, rescuing Gabby or giving Herman the non-glowing shell may not be necessary depending on which path you're following, but the option of helping them or not is still open to you.
* VirtualPaperDoll: ''One-Stop Fun Shop'''s Freddi-o-Matic and Luther-o-Matic.
* VisualPun: Rollo from ''Freddi Fish 5'' is a fish dressed like a clown, making him a literal ''clownfish''.
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: ''[=ABCs=] Under the Sea'' is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS sometimes called]] '''''ABC's''' Under the Sea''
* AWinnerIsYou: ''Maze Madness''.
* WordSaladHumor: ''Freddi Fish 3'''s [[TranslationTrainWreck foreign language phrase book]].
* YouALLLookFamiliar: The enemies in ''Maze Madness''.
* YouMeddlingKids: [[spoiler:This line comes out of Marty in the fifth game upon picking up the food sample after entering Coral Cove Park:]]
-->[[spoiler:Marty]]: Those meddlesome kids are going to ruin my grand plan.
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