YMMV: Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

  • Americans Hate Tingle: Manaphy in this Pokemon movie barely has any kid fans in the west, due to several western kid fans accussing it's Imprinting to May that causes a conflict to Jackie's mission or at least, make the whole movie worse.
  • Base Breaker: This movie is either an adorable relationship on May and Manaphy, or a rip-off to Misty and Togepi.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Team Rocket capturing Rayquaza.
  • Crowning Moment Of Heart Warming: May and Manaphy goodbye in the end.
  • Fridge Horror: When Max is looking at one of the water-globes with the Pokemon in them, a Gorebyss pokes out of the water and startles him. One might assume it was just sayinh "Hello"... untill you realize that Gorebyss is a vamparitic parasitoid that sucks its victims dry and kills them. It wasn't greeting him, it was trying to feed on him.
    • Well, it was a tamed Gorebyss. It probably gets fed by its owners, and they're right nearby if it tries anything, so...
    • Ash stuffing May, Manaphy, and Pikachu in a very small tank as he goes off to restore the power to the temple alone. There was no visible air tank on that thing and somehow the three of them taking all the air didn't suffocate them.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some watched it for Kyogre, who only shows up at the end.
  • Love It or Hate It
  • Narm: Manaphy directing the Pokémon in the final battle. A Child Shall Lead Them, I know, but still...the voice.
  • Needs More Love
  • Most Annoying Sound: Manaphy's shrill voice and cry, including the scene where it cried or threw a tantrum/meltdown over May's absence before it uses Heart Swap.
  • One-Scene Wonder
  • Squick: Phantom heartbreakingly or Enviously mentions that he wanted to hatch Manaphy with his own hands. Is this guy expecting parenthood or something?
  • Tear Jerker: May and Manaphy's goodbye in the end.
  • The Scrappy: If you don't like Manaphy and its shrill voice and cry, you can just imagine it to let it burn in hell.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: A lot of Western viewers accused this show for being a blant, ripoff of Misty and Togepi.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Though its higher voice and pony tail-like antennae may make Manaphy seem like a female, its gender is never officially mentioned, so its real gender is unknown. It's maybe leaning more towards male since it's named the "Prince of the Sea" a countless number of times. However, it still looks like it should be female, though.