YMMV / Pokemon XD Enigma Shadow Series

  • Complete Monster: Count Fernando VIII from Pokemon Ranger and the Gardener of Gratitude expresses extremely sexist views against women, believing them to be nothing but sex objects. He also murdered at least three people in cold blood, his own parents and an elderly man, for the purpose of obtaining information to advance his own goals. Eventually, he gains control of one of the Olympus Mons and begins destroying his entire city, explicitly getting off to the suffering he's inflicting.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Rich defeating Satsukoro at the Battle Casino
    • the final Grand Festival battle is a simultaneous one for both Anabel and Nando
    • Tiffany's Shaming the Mob moment in Chapter 9 when she chews out the crowd for insulting Anabel.
    • Rich's defeat of Nando in the Grand Championship and Maria at the climax
    • The final battle in the true last chapter.
    • Nando's defeat of Tiffany.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: When Rich and Olivia are reunited after Rich finally defeats Maria. D'awwww.
  • Crack Pairing: Palmer and Cynthia are mentioned to be together in one chapter.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Olivia.
  • Ho Yay: In Chapter 31, Nando gets cornered by a drunk casino patron who mistakes him for a woman, then looks him over for valuables (and maybe something else). Topped with this pair of Double Entendres:
    Nando: I have nothing of any interest to you gentlemen. Please, let's work something out here...
    Sheena: Leave him alone! He's not interested!
  • Iron Woobie: Anabel and Satsukoro.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Paul gets his when he orders his Magmortar and Electivire to attack his Kangaskhan even though it's already wounded, because it didn't battle well enough. Not cool, man.
    • Dr. Yung's could be said to have come at any number of places, but when he viciously beats Maria in Chapter 32 for directing her still-loyal followers to disobey him, you know he definitely reached it.
  • Narm Charm: Looker's speech patterns resemble those of Yoda
  • Nightmare Fuel: J's fate, especially in chapter 29.
    • Everything that's happened to Matt in Gardener of Gratitude.
  • Stoic Woobie: Satsukoro and (debatably) Nando.
  • Tear Jerker: The whole fic.
    • Ein's death in chapter 7
    • Chapter 21
    • Satsukoro's backstory
    • Rich's final moments with Anabel after his Heroic Sacrifice, Anabel's reaction to his death and the fact that Olivia doesn't even know what happened to him.
    • In Gardener of Gratitude, most of what happens to Matt, Eleanor's backstory and death.
  • Wheelchair Woobie: Anabel post-Chapter 21
  • The Woobie: Rich in Chapter 21. So, so much.
    • Matt and Eleanor in Gardener of Gratitude.