YMMV / Pokemon XD Enigma Shadow Series

  • 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.