YMMV / Pokémon RéBURST

  • Colbert Bump: When the images of Pokémon Sun and Moon's Z-Crystal were first leaked in early 2016, it suspiciously resembled a Burst Heart right down to the shape coinciding with the speculation of Ash-Greninja being a Fusion Dance rather than a simple Super Mode via Bond Evolution as revealed later on, the similarity of the design and timing of Ash-Greninja's reveal set the Epileptic Trees on fire and many famous Pokémon bloggers started referencing this manga, coming up with theories that it would actually be the next big game mechanic. Thankfully, for most fans, it was actually the Z-move mechanic instead.
  • Cliché Storm: RéBURST doesn't break any new ground or play around with the conventions of the Shōnen (Demographic). The tropes used in the manga are ones you've seen many times before played straight without any creativity.
  • Fetish Retardant:
    • If a female is in a fanservice-y pose (in the splash pages or otherwise), expect her pose to require a rubber spine or her body to have misshapen parts.
    • The BURST forms themselves look too human for Pokémorphs while simultaneously looking too inhuman for gijinkas, hitting just the right measure of "human" to turn off fans of both.
  • Hype Backlash: It was hyped as a Darker and Edgier Pokémon manga in comparisons to the others but when it came out a lot of people were turned off by the Fetish Retardant, Hot-Blooded protagonist, and especially the lack of actual Pokémon. Even the people who stayed usually see it as So Okay, It's Average.
  • Moment of Awesome: Ryouga taking the Akebo head on like a man, followed by the Akebo shattering on impact with Ryouga's body.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Putting aside the skepticism to the premise, people faithfully read on...and generally found it to be underwhelming, but not horrible.
  • Tear Jerker: The "Mother" chapter. Karuta finds out that his mother had died after he brought the medicine for his village.
  • Uncanny Valley: The character's BURST forms tend to be unappealing, looking less like they fused with the Pokémon and more like they skinned them.