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YMMV: We Are All Pokémon Trainers
  • A few of the Cipher Admins. Allen in particular is regarded as this in and out-of-universe for being smug, passing the Moral Event Horizon on morning strolls, and showing no hint of being remorseful or even remotely phased when confronted with his crimes.
  • Die for Our Ship: Quite a few in-universe fanfic writers had this in mind when shipping the trainers.
  • Growing the Beard: This RP probably really started to get good once the PMD arc started and the Pokemon started getting personalities, and has been getting better as every year goes by.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Has its own page.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: While inside 'M's organic core, DS has to hold Anom's hand in order to help him get through it without freaking out. One of the first things that seem to come to Anom's mind about this is "I hope Wolf doesn't misinterpret this." Later on, Anom and Wolf get heart swapped by a Manaphy at the beginning of the Oblivia arc. Not wanting to tell the others, they decide to pretend to be eachother. This leads to some interactions between Anom-pretending-to-be-Wolf and DS that cause the real Wolf to essentially become jealous of himself.
    • Cilan dyed Anom's hair green at one point early on in the Unova arc. And as mentioned above, Anom later ended up switching bodies with Wolf, who has green hair.
    • A lot of meta-conversations and in-RP conversations have subjects that become this trope later on.
    • Some of the events back during the Unova arc seems to predict some of the things that would later be revealed to be part of the plot in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
    • Zero remarks here about Dittos having twins. Later, Straw meets Eskay's Ditto, Doopliss, who looks exactly like Straw in human form, only with a goatee.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Sam deciding to troll the fangirls at J-Con 2013.
    • Herbert and Duke's bromance has many, many of these moments. Duke thinks of Herbert as a little brother and Herbert himself thinks of him as a big brother, even if he's not as likely to say that out loud, but he often acts as if he has a crush on his "big brother". Made more obvious by the scene where Herbert was upset with Duke because he liked Lyuri more than him, which sounds awkward even in context.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Names for some of the ships exists in the meta. Some examples:
    • BlueFiendShipping: Nadia♥Lake.
    • CarefulShipping: Woolly♥Unite.
    • GuardianShipping: Teala♥Maekrite.
    • HarvestShipping: Basket♥Barley, Basket's mate in the AU.
    • PechaShipping: Basket♥Maekrite.
    • PurpleShipping: Flare♥Wulfric.
    • BlueSkyeShipping: Lake♥Skye
    • DesertShipping: Goggles♥Spectrum
    • SproutShipping: Marceline♥Lily
  • Idiot Plot: Just try to make sense of Pies' plot.
  • Les Yay: When Mira the Mienfoo first meets DS and her team, and witnesses Artemis the Liepard fight off a Beartic, Artemis has Bishie Sparkle from Mira's point of view. Artemis later sees Mira the same way after Mira evolves into Mienshao.
    • When DS is trying to figure out her feelings after Wolf kisses her Mira talks about how one sometimes have to deal with discovering feelings one has never felt before when they meet someone special. While Mira is talking about this, she's staring at Artemis.
    • There hasn't been a chance to reveal it yet, but Bonnie the Weavile has a girlfriend. A Scizor named Clyde.
    • Marceline the Gardevoir had a kinda Precocious Crush (It's complicated...) on Lily the Lilligant almost since she evolved into a Kirlia. This was recently reciprocated.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Psyche had three ships sailing with her within her first few weeks of joining.
    • One of those threenote  became canon.
    • Skye has also become one, having various ships with several others, notably, Luke, Caliburn, and Diane. Skye X Diane has become canon
    • Herbert, as a new PC, had already gained three ships: Herbert x 'Sarah', Herbert x Sakura, and Herbert x Carol. Later, Crewe X Herbert also became a thing. To say nothing of his Ho Yay with Sam and Joseph...
    • Crewe has an incredibly good name for Portmanteau Ship Names; Crab, Craw, Crowe, Cruke, Crouch, Creddler, Mewe, Craisy, Cryche, Viewe, Crewebert, Creskay, Skewe, Criane, Crent...
  • Mary Sue:
    • Defied. Daisy tries to be this, and Gamer sometimes lapses into this, but the rest of the group keeps it under wraps well enough that they have their losses and flaws just like everyone else.
  • Memetic Badass: Lake, who after all is a mon on his own and has defeated Red twice. Since he's his own mon now, he can also speak in the discussion thread. And in the PEFE Chatroom, where he is the most badass (and adorable) creature imaginable, capable of using Judgment among other equally incredibly and fictonal attacks.
    • Mike the Techie. He's basically the WAAPT equivalent of Chuck Norris now.
  • Memetic Molester: Cynthia's Milotic. Very coyly referencing DS.
  • Memetic Mutation: Shahinne's "Silly Pidgeys~"
    • Whenever two characters with the same name meet each other, they are referred to as [NAME] 1 and [NAME] A
    • X x Y OTP!
    • Love Seat (Jacob X Argentum) for life!
  • Moe:
  • Moral Event Horizon: What 'M did to the children that it abducted from the daycare.
    • AU!Fool brutally killing several Pokemon and their trainer, just to get Samuel to join Scolipede's army.
    • The murder of a innocent trainer and his Pokemon sent Fool into this... until Cuddlekins mentioned that he was one of many who ended up getting offed by Fool, so the line was crossed way before.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Valkon's stupidity to Hax.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page.
  • No Yay: Luke and DS' reactions to being shipped with their respective archenemies Proton and Cyrus.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • Bonnie the Weavile showed up for a very short time.
    • Tagg's Lanturn made one appearance during the Unova arc.
  • Paranoia Fuel:
    • Ribbon's Pokédex entry seems to had created this for Chase back when she was a Gothita. He got over it pretty fast, though.
    • Copahue's poor movepool initially makes him afraid that he will be an HM Slave.
    • Cipher in general is this for Sakura as well as Nightmare Fuel
    • Nightmare and Spirit, a pair of Delta Stantler with Illusion. They're able to hide themselves from even trained Aurics and Psychics.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Quite a few were thought up during the shipping discussion. Some examples (no much sense in spoiler-tagging them):
    • Kenny — Kensei♥Sunny
    • Jamer — Jane♥Gamer
    • Mezzery — Mezzopiano♥Every
    • Vinoa (or Rinoa) — Vinollo♥Roa
    • Crab — Crewe♥Jab
    • Treelip — Treeo♥Tulip
    • Psychay — Eskay♥Psyche
    • MarceLily Marceline (Psyche's Gardevoir) ♥ Lily (Trip's Lilligant)
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Eliza is by far the most feminine member of Jane's Unova team.
  • Squick: A lot of Jane's reactions to Gamer.
  • Tear Jerker: Has its own page.
  • The Woobie:
  • Pink the Audino, who was blackmailed by 'M and turned into part glitch. Several of the other characters even stopped what they were doing just to give her a hug.
  • Each of the trainers have had their moments of woobieness, with special mention probably going to Anom (especially during the Oblivia and the Alternate Timeline arcs) and DS (again, especially during the Alternate Timeline arc).
  • Doc, Tagg's Audino, who's mother was killed in front of him and who also got turned into a Shadow Pokemon.
  • Tracer's Salamence, Nadia, who not only had to deal with Tracer missing her evolution but also getting temporarily grounded after Tagg's Hydreigon broke her wing.
  • Riku, Lyuri's Sandslash, being responsible for the death of Lyuri's parents when he was just a baby and suffering a lot of guilt because of that. And also for being constantly bullied by one of his teammates. And even then he was involved in an accident that got his best friend, Zap, hospitalized, fortunately, things seem to be getting better for him.
  • Edward the Dratini, his first appearance has him getting beaten up by his first trainer and the scene where he fought Goldie was heart wrenching.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • Daisy didn't realize that Josie the Medicham was male. To be fair, 'Josie' is a rather feminine name.
    • Happens again, this time with Virizion. The Mysterious Old Man claimed that it is male, but after an extensive debate between everyone, a verdict was found and now Virizion has a set gender. She's female.
    • Pentigan's Pokémon form is a Lopunny.
    • Most of the team was confused as to whether Mezzo was a boy or girl when she first joined. During the GC Arc, she invoked this in the fanbase by making contradictory claims about her gender.
    • Carl (A male Panpour) tries to avert this by not evolving.

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