* ColbertBump: When the images of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'''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 FusionDance rather than a simple SuperMode via [[BondCreature Bond Evolution]] as revealed later on, the similarity of the design and timing of Ash-Greninja's reveal set the EpilepticTrees on fire and many famous Pokémon bloggers started referencing this manga, coming up with theories that it would actually be the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AI0Wb-J7qg next]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryF2pry-kos big]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-WHc6PhFOo game]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwkzPu1PNiY mechanic]]. Thankfully, for most fans, it was actually the [[SecretArt Z-move]] mechanic instead.
* ClicheStorm: ''[=RéBURST=]'' doesn't break any new ground or play around with the conventions of the ShonenDemographic. The tropes used in the manga are ones you've seen many times before, played straight without any creativity.
* FetishRetardant:
** If a female is in a fanservice-y pose (in the splash pages, color 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 ''in''human for gijinkas, [[UncannyValley hitting just the right measure of "human"]] to turn off fans of both.
* HilariousInHindsight: When images of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon's'' Z Crystal were revealed alongside its Japanese logo in early 2016, it was pointed out how it suspiciously resembled a Burst Heart from ''Manga/PokemonReburst'', right down to the shape. Given that this coincided with fan speculation about the (rather divisive) theory of Ash-Greninja being not just a simple SuperMode, but potentially a FusionDance, following its reveal to be usable in-game - [[https://twitter.com/RogersBase/status/703698814796824576 the similarity between Z-Crystals and Burst Hearts]] set the EpilepticTrees over what exactly this could mean, on fire. Consequently, many well-known Pokémon bloggers started referencing the ''Manga/PokemonReburst'' manga, to support their theories that it was going to be the next major game mechanic. While any presumed connection was eventually debunked with the explanation of the Z-Crystals and their Z-Moves... during ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'''s climax, the BigBad does actually end up [[FusionDance fusing]] [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Sun_Moon_Lusamine_Nihilego_fused.png with the Ultra Beast]] - (later revealed to be extradimensional Pokémon) Nihilego - right before your final battle against them.
* HypeBacklash: It was hyped as a DarkerAndEdgier Pokémon manga in comparison to its competitors, but when eventually it came out, a lot of people were turned off by the FetishRetardant, HotBlooded protagonist, and especially the ''lack of actual Pokémon''. Even the people who stayed usually see it as SoOkayItsAverage.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Ryouga taking the Akebo head on like a man, followed by the Akebo shattering on impact with Ryouga's body.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Putting aside [[TaintedByThePreview skepticism of the premise]], people faithfully read on... and generally found it to be underwhelming, but not terrible.
* TearJerker: The "Mother" chapter. [[spoiler:Karuta finds out that his mother has died, just after he brought the medicine needed for his village.]]
* UncannyValley: The character's BURST forms tend to be unappealing; looking less like they fused with the Pokémon, and more like they ''skinned'' them. This can be jarring to some fans who aren't used to Pokémon gijinka fan arts.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Unlike most ''Pokémon'' manga, this one is geared towards older teen readers and isn't kid-appealing to begin with.