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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Pixie race is this. They are [[OneGenderRace all female]], wear {{Stripperific}} FurBikini, are often very flirtatious, and are also the most human looking of the monsters. Then you remember the history of monsters and that they were created as "Entertainment" for humans. With all that mentioned above, you start to wonder what kind of "[[SexSlave entertainment]]" the Pixies were created for. It also doesn't help they look a lot like a [[HornyDevil Succubus]].

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Pixie race is this. They are [[OneGenderRace all female]], wear {{Stripperific}} FurBikini, are often very flirtatious, and are also the most human looking of the monsters. Then you remember the history of monsters and that they were created as "Entertainment" for humans. With all that mentioned above, Then FridgeLogic kicks in, and you start to wonder what kind of "[[SexSlave entertainment]]" the Pixies were created for. It also doesn't help they look somebody would create a species of monster that looks a lot like a [[HornyDevil Succubus]].''[[HornyDevil Succubus]]'' for.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:The second season ends with the five main Monsters fusing together to become the Phoenix and sacrificing themselves to destroy Moo, killing Mocchi, Suezo, Golem, Tiger, Hare, Moo, Holly's father, and the Phoenix]].

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:The second season ends with the five main Monsters fusing together to become the Phoenix and sacrificing themselves to destroy Moo, killing Mocchi, Suezo, Golem, Tiger, Hare, Moo, Holly's father, and the Phoenix]].Phoenix. The third season undoes most of this because hey, ''Phoenix'']].


* ContinuityCameo: Colt, the assistant from ''Monster Rancher 2'', appears as an explorer in one episode.

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* ContinuityCameo: Colt, the assistant from ''Monster Rancher 2'', appears as an explorer in one episode. Some of the people running the tournaments in season three are also based off of various npcs in the same game.
* CoversAlwaysLie: One of the DVD case covers shows the Phoenix seemingly attacking the Searchers. Considering the Phoenix is the BigGood, this is highly out of character. [[spoiler: Becomes even more inaccurate when you find out all five monsters on the cover also make up the Phoenix.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Even if it's bittersweet, the Searchers had to earn it.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Even if it's bittersweet, Its takes three whole seasons, but the trials and tribulations of the Searchers had to earn it.pay off.


Much like the games it was based off of, the show became a big CultClassic and today is often regarded as one of the best animated shows based off of a video game. The show managed to run for three seasons, two of which aired stateside on Creator/FoxKids and [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]] respectively. The third never aired on TV in the U.S., but was dubbed, and is available [[http://www.hulu.com/monster-rancher online]] to watch. The show was also quite different from the other mon shows at the time (''Pokémon'', ''Digimon'') in that the human protagonists were not afraid to battle alongside the monsters.

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Much like the games it was based off of, the show became a big CultClassic and today is often regarded as one of the best animated shows based off of a video game. The show managed to run for three seasons, two of which aired stateside on Creator/FoxKids and [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]] respectively. The third never aired on TV in the U.S., but was dubbed, and is available [[http://www.hulu.com/monster-rancher online]] to watch. The show was also quite different from the other mon shows at the time (''Pokémon'', ''Digimon'') (''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'', ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Digimon]]'') in that the human protagonists were not afraid to battle alongside the monsters.


* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The Searchers gain quite a lot of allies thanks to this. Most notably Tiger and Pixie.
** [[spoiler: Somewhat Downplayed with Michelle. She is a con artist who fakes being sick to trick Golem out of this prize money, but she actually ends up being touched by his kindness resulting in her apologizing and giving back some of the money. The downplayed comes in considering she only gives half the prize money back, but itís more than youíd expect from an otherwise heartless thief.]]



** Moo chopping off Pixie's wings was edited out, along with any onscreen instance of him shocking her.

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** Moo chopping off Pixie's wings was edited out, along with any onscreen instance of him shocking her. That said, they otherwise donít sugarcoat how she ends up being on the verge of death.



* BreakTheHaughty: Tiger is humiliated by Captain Dino and Hare, the former in Tiger's debut episode and the latter in Hare's debut episode. He pays them both back for it.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Tiger is humiliated by Captain Dino and Hare, the former in Tiger's debut episode and the latter in Hare's debut episode. He pays them both back for it. [[spoiler: Briefly happens in the third season again after losing to Night Niton]].



* EverybodyLives: Season 3 doesn't have anyone die, unlike seasons 1 and 2.

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* EverybodyLives: Season 3 doesn't have anyone die, die [[spoiler: other than Moo]] unlike seasons 1 and 2.



* LighterAndSofter: The third season comes off as this with the quick reunion of the Searchers and focus shifting to the TournamentArc, the fact that neither goodies nor baddies die, and Durahan's VillainDecay. Perhaps {{Lampshaded}} with the heroes' confidence, as it's outright stated several times that they ''think'' [[spoiler: they can just summon the Phoenix at a moment's notice]] if things get out of control.

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* LighterAndSofter: The third season comes off as this with the quick reunion of the Searchers and focus shifting to the TournamentArc, the fact that neither goodies nor baddies die, and Durahan's VillainDecay. Perhaps {{Lampshaded}} with the heroes' confidence, as it's outright stated several times that they ''think'' [[spoiler: they can just summon the Phoenix at a moment's notice]] if things get out of control. [[spoiler: Things revert back to DarkerAndEdgier in the finale, especially when Moo fuses with Durahan]].


The show managed to run for three seasons, two of which aired stateside on Creator/FoxKids and [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]] respectively. The third never aired on TV in the U.S., but was dubbed, and is available [[http://www.hulu.com/monster-rancher online]] to watch. The show was also quite different from the other mon shows at the time (''Pokémon'', ''Digimon'') in that the human protagonists were not afraid to battle alongside the monsters.

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Much like the games it was based off of, the show became a big CultClassic and today is often regarded as one of the best animated shows based off of a video game. The show managed to run for three seasons, two of which aired stateside on Creator/FoxKids and [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]] respectively. The third never aired on TV in the U.S., but was dubbed, and is available [[http://www.hulu.com/monster-rancher online]] to watch. The show was also quite different from the other mon shows at the time (''Pokémon'', ''Digimon'') in that the human protagonists were not afraid to battle alongside the monsters.
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* SchizoTech: The ancient ruins' technology is a lot more advanced than in the present day. [[spoiler: This is justified by Monol's story]]. And even then for a civilization that could [[spoiler: create monsters and explore space]], they choose to store [[spoiler: said monsters]] on CD-Roms.

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* SchizoTech: The ancient ruins' technology is a lot more advanced than in the present day. [[spoiler: This is justified by Monol's story]]. And even then for a civilization that could [[spoiler: create monsters and explore space]], they choose to store [[spoiler: said monsters]] on CD-Roms.[[{{Zeerust}} CD-[=ROMs=]]].


The {{anime|OfTheGame}} of the [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher game of the same name]]. The plot of the series followed the adventures of Genki Sakura, a very hyperactive boy who wins a beta disk of "Monster 200X" (which has the same properties of the real MR game) in a video game tournament. No sooner does Genki start it, than he is transported inside the game, finding a real world of monsters inside. It is currently in turmoil due to an evil monster named Moo, who turns monsters evil and rules the land with an iron fist.

Genki joins up with a girl named Holly and her monster Suezo, who are on a quest to find and unlock the monster, Phoenix, which is the only known creature that can stop Moo. Genki gains his own monster, Mocchi, at the start of the series. Soon, the group are joined by Golem, Tiger, and Hare, in their uphill battle against Moo and his forces.

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The {{anime|OfTheGame}} of the [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher game of the same name]]. The plot of the series followed the adventures of Genki Sakura, a very hyperactive boy who wins a beta disk of "Monster 200X" (which has the same properties of the real MR game) in a video game tournament. No sooner does Genki start it, than he is transported inside the game, finding a real world of monsters inside. It The land is currently in turmoil due to an evil monster named Moo, who turns monsters evil and rules the land with an iron fist.

Genki joins up with a girl named Holly and her monster Suezo, who are on a quest to find and unlock the monster, legendary Phoenix, which is the only known creature monster that can stop Moo. Genki gains his own monster, Mocchi, at the start of the series. Soon, the group are joined by Golem, Tiger, and Hare, in their uphill battle against Moo and his forces.

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* ArtifactTitle: Since the series focuses heavily on travel and combat, the Rancher/Farm part of the title holds little meaning compared to the games.


* MoodWhiplash: "Tiger Meets His Match": after a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, Tiger abruptly shrugs off Mocchi's hug and reveals why he was being so nice and cooperative earlier: [[spoiler: he thought he was getting out of shape and wanted to slim down, hence letting Mocchi ride on his back and volunteering to help]]. [[JawDrop The others are less than pleased]].

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* MoodWhiplash: "Tiger Meets His Match": after a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, Tiger abruptly shrugs off Mocchi's hug and reveals why he was being so nice and cooperative earlier: [[spoiler: he thought he was getting out of shape and wanted to slim down, hence letting Mocchi ride on his back and volunteering to help]]. [[JawDrop The others are less than pleased]].


* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Gray Wolf doesn't care if he does this as long as he wins.


* EstablishingSeriesMoment: In episode 1, Genki has just met Mocchi when the latter is threatened by the Black Dino Squad. What's Genki do when their leader threatens to make the young monster a slave? Kick the Black Dino in the face.

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: In episode 1, Genki has just met Mocchi when the latter is threatened by the Black Dino Squad. What's Genki do when their leader threatens to make the young monster a slave? Kick the Black Dino in the face. This establishes that unlike some other Mons series, the protagonist is an active participant in battles and fights alongside and against the monsters, as well as how far the heroes will go to protect others.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The Seed Sisters care for each other, at least.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The Seed Sisters care for each other, at least.and vow revenge on Genki when the youngest is turned into a Lost Disk.


* BittersweetEnding: The third season was a PostScriptSeason, so if one goes on just by the originally planned second season finale, then this show's ending is even more bittersweet than that of Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.
** To elaborate: [[spoiler: Mocchi, Suezo, Golem, Tiger and Hare all sacrifice themselves to become the Phoenix and fight Moo. Moo, though insane at this point, retains enough intelligence to remember the Phoenix and realizes they're destined to battle eternally, so he decides to destroy the Phoenix as well as himself-effectively killing Holly's father and the Monsters that make up the Phoenix. The resulting explosion knocks Genki off a Dragon's back and he seemingly falls to his death right in front of Holly... but is actually transported back to his world, with no way of letting Holly know that he's alright or finding out how the battle ended. However, he's comforted by a vision of all of his friends, who encourage him to move on with his normal life]].
** Averted, though, with the the third season.
* BlandNameProduct: [[{{Irony}} Mecto]]?

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* BittersweetEnding: The third season was a PostScriptSeason, so if one goes on just by the originally planned second season finale, then this show's ending is even more bittersweet than that of Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.
** To elaborate:
Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann. [[spoiler: Mocchi, Suezo, Golem, Tiger and Hare all sacrifice themselves to become the Phoenix and fight Moo. Moo, though insane at this point, retains enough intelligence to remember the Phoenix and realizes they're destined to battle eternally, so he decides to destroy the Phoenix as well as himself-effectively killing Holly's father and the Monsters that make up the Phoenix. The resulting explosion knocks Genki off a Dragon's back and he seemingly falls to his death right in front of Holly... but is actually transported back to his world, with no way of letting Holly know that he's alright or finding out how the battle ended. However, he's comforted by a vision of all of his friends, who encourage him to move on with his normal life]].
** Averted, though, with the the third season.
* BlandNameProduct: [[{{Irony}} Mecto]]?The English dub had to change the names of real-life products as they were not allowed to advertise directly in children's programs, so Monster Rancher became Monster Battle [=200X=], Tecmo became Mecto. Averted in the subtitled versions, where everything is as it is in real life.



* CainAndAbel: Tiger and Gray Wolf.

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* CainAndAbel: Tiger and Gray Wolf.Wolf, respectively, though Tiger is actually the older brother.


* EverybodyLives: Season 3 doesn't have anyone die, unlike seasons 1 and 2.



* NobodyDies: Season 3 doesn't have anyone die, unlike seasons 1 and 2.


* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: After the Gells that attempted to get Tiger's Disk failed due to losing the tournament, one wonders why they didn't just steal the disk instead of participating in the tournament. The leader yells at him for not coming up with that sooner.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: After the Gells Jells that attempted to get Tiger's Disk failed due to losing the tournament, one wonders why they didn't just steal the disk instead of participating in the tournament. The leader yells at him for not coming up with that sooner.

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* MythologyGag: In Genki's world, ''Monster Battle'' is the premier game and it's played on the in-universe equivalent of the ''Sony Playstation''.

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