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** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battles is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage for Gym Battles, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like athletes. And the local villain team, Team Yell, are obnoxious {{fan|boy}}s of one of the rival characters, with their goals being obstructing anyone else's chances of becoming Champion, which means they are the equvilant of RealLife FootballHooligans.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battles is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage for Gym Battles, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like athletes. And the local villain team, Team Yell, are obnoxious [[LoonyFan obnoxious]] {{fan|boy}}s of one of the rival characters, with their goals being obstructing anyone else's chances of becoming Champion, which means they are the equvilant equivalent of RealLife FootballHooligans.


** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battles is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage for Gym Battles, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like athletes. And the local villain team, Team Yell, are obnoxious {{fan|boy}}s of one of the rival characters, with their goals being obstructing anyone else's chances of becoming Champion.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battles is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage for Gym Battles, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like athletes. And the local villain team, Team Yell, are obnoxious {{fan|boy}}s of one of the rival characters, with their goals being obstructing anyone else's chances of becoming Champion.Champion, which means they are the equvilant of RealLife FootballHooligans.


** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battles is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage for Gym Battles, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like athletes.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battles is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage for Gym Battles, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like athletes. And the local villain team, Team Yell, are obnoxious {{fan|boy}}s of one of the rival characters, with their goals being obstructing anyone else's chances of becoming Champion.

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** In [=MMORPGs=], some players take competitive play like [=PvP=] and Guild battles, as well as Raids ''very, very'' seriously.


** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battle is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like atheletes.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battle battles is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage, coverage for Gym Battles, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like atheletes.athletes.


** It's not just in-universe, either. Fans of the {{Metagame}} treat it as SeriousBusiness, spending about as much time choosing which Pokemon to use, breeding/catching, raising and training their teams as some do with real animals. Selective breeding is done, sometimes through several generations, to get the right stats, nature ,ability and moveset, and exact numbers of wild Pokemon are fought to perfectly EV train (EV=Effort Values,the experience numbers that go up each time a Pokemon battles but aren't linked to XP, the points that gain levels) the Pokemon. Then held items and berries are added in. Metagamers also frequently use computer software to find just when to hatch an egg or catch a wild Pokemon to get a flawless or near flawless specimen, often shiny. The entire thing can take many hours to complete. The game itself has an entire community that has built rules and holds competitions aside from the official Nintendo ones and has even grouped the Pokemon into tiers of usefulness. And Arceus forbid anyone be revealed to be a hacker or using hacked Pokemon. Shortcuts with Rare Candies or VideoGame/GameShark codes are a surefire way to have your team slaughtered as well. Anyone who isn't totally devoted doesn't really stand much of a chance in competitive battling, as it doesn't matter if your team is all level 100 if you haven't taken the time to build your team properly. It's caused a bit of BrokenBase between hardcore competitive battlers and more casual gamers and turned some metagamers into the StopHavingFunGuys. Game Freak has countered this in the Sixth Generation by letting [=EVs=] be viewed and increased by way of Super Training. Obviously, the StopHavingFunGuys didn't really take this lying down, viewing the change as dumbing things down for the casuals.

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** It's not just in-universe, either. Fans of the {{Metagame}} treat it as SeriousBusiness, spending about as much time choosing which Pokemon to use, breeding/catching, raising and training their teams as some do with real animals. Selective breeding is done, sometimes through several generations, to get the right stats, nature ,ability and moveset, and exact numbers of wild Pokemon Pokémon are fought to perfectly EV train (EV=Effort Values,the experience numbers that go up each time a Pokemon battles but aren't linked to XP, the points that gain levels) the Pokemon. Then held items and berries are added in. Metagamers also frequently use computer software to find just when to hatch an egg or catch a wild Pokemon to get a flawless or near flawless specimen, often shiny. The entire thing can take many hours to complete. The game itself has an entire community that has built rules and holds competitions aside from the official Nintendo ones and has even grouped the Pokemon Pokémon into tiers of usefulness. And Arceus forbid anyone be revealed to be a hacker or using hacked Pokemon. Shortcuts with Rare Candies or VideoGame/GameShark codes are a surefire way to have your team slaughtered as well. Anyone who isn't totally devoted doesn't really stand much of a chance in competitive battling, as it doesn't matter if your team is all level 100 if you haven't taken the time to build your team properly. It's caused a bit of BrokenBase between hardcore competitive battlers and more casual gamers and turned some metagamers into the StopHavingFunGuys. Game Freak has countered this in the Sixth Generation by letting [=EVs=] be viewed and increased by way of Super Training. Obviously, the StopHavingFunGuys didn't really take this lying down, viewing the change as dumbing things down for the casuals.



** Sun and Moon even has one in universe about, of all things, Seaking:

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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon Moon]]'' even has one in universe about, of all things, Seaking:


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** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]'', competitive Pokémon battle is a major thing in the Galar region that it is treated the same way sports are in RealLife, complete with TV coverage, packed stadiums, corporate sponsorships, and trainers wearing numbered uniforms like atheletes.


** Archaeological evidence in the game's universe shows that Pokémon battling is thousands of years old, predating most other forms of warfare. The bigger surprise is that they actually ''didn't'' invent guns. The FantasyGunControl is ''invoked'' in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' we get our first major glimpse into the [[ShowWithinAShow media]] of the Pokemon world where Pokémon supplant all weapons in conventional fiction storylines. For instance - in a bank heist movie, the cops and robbers use Pokémon instead of guns.

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** Archaeological evidence in the game's universe shows that Pokémon battling is thousands of years old, predating most other forms of warfare. The bigger surprise is that they actually ''didn't'' invent guns. The FantasyGunControl is ''invoked'' in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' we get our first major glimpse into the [[ShowWithinAShow media]] of the Pokemon world where Pokémon supplant all weapons in conventional fiction storylines. For instance - -- in a bank heist movie, the cops and robbers use Pokémon instead of guns.



--> Trainers who are crazy for Seaking are divided into horn enthusiasts and fin enthusiasts. The two groups do not get along well.

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--> Trainers --->Trainers who are crazy for Seaking are divided into horn enthusiasts and fin enthusiasts. The two groups do not get along well.



--->Their world was veiled in darkness.
--->But now, as [[spoiler:monkey]] love blossoms and grows
--->a [[spoiler:monkey-full]] future surely lies ahead.
--->This is their home.
--->They will protect it.
--->Now, and always.

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--->Their world was veiled in darkness.
--->But
darkness.\\
But
now, as [[spoiler:monkey]] love blossoms and grows
--->a
grows\\
a
[[spoiler:monkey-full]] future surely lies ahead.
--->This
ahead.\\
This
is their home.
--->They
home.\\
They
will protect it.
--->Now,
it.\\
Now,
and always.



* Played with by ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' - soccer is frequently treated as Serious Business, yet our protagonist Endou tends to continually insist that soccer should ideally be, above all, a fun and enjoyable sport (it's a bit of a BerserkButton for him if anyone uses soccer for evil purposes, which is usually what the villains are doing). Even when there's an AlienInvasion trying to take over Japan using soccer to demonstrate their power. And then there's ''Inazuma Eleven GO'', which takes place in a future where Japan has degenerated into somewhat of a dystopia precisely because everybody takes soccer way too seriously. Save for the protagonists who are trying to turn things around.

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* Played with by ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' - -- soccer is frequently treated as Serious Business, yet our protagonist Endou tends to continually insist that soccer should ideally be, above all, a fun and enjoyable sport (it's a bit of a BerserkButton for him if anyone uses soccer for evil purposes, which is usually what the villains are doing). Even when there's an AlienInvasion trying to take over Japan using soccer to demonstrate their power. And then there's ''Inazuma Eleven GO'', which takes place in a future where Japan has degenerated into somewhat of a dystopia precisely because everybody takes soccer way too seriously. Save for the protagonists who are trying to turn things around.



--->'''Zaeed''': What could be more important than Zaeed Massani not getting bested by some ''fucking kids' game''?!\\
'''Shepard''': You really want one of those plushy toys.\\
'''Zaeed''': Goddamn right, I do!

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--->'''Zaeed''': --->'''Zaeed:''' What could be more important than Zaeed Massani not getting bested by some ''fucking kids' game''?!\\
'''Shepard''': '''Shepard:''' You really want one of those plushy toys.\\
'''Zaeed''': '''Zaeed:''' Goddamn right, I do!



-->'''Shepard''': ''[reading off the tag on the hamster cage]'' ...has no place on a military vessel and - oooh, ''that is so not okay!''

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-->'''Shepard''': --->'''Shepard:''' ''[reading off the tag on the hamster cage]'' ...has no place on a military vessel and - -- oooh, ''that is so not okay!''

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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'': If you decide to involve yourself with the mini-game Gwent, it can really come over as this. Innkeepers, shopkeepers and blacksmiths will immediately lay down their work whenever you invite them to a game of Gwent, while even important people such as nobility, druids and military commanders fanatically play the game. Unfortunately, the criminal underworld is also very interested in Gwent, being perfectly willing to murder people to get their hands on rare cards.


* In the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series, puzzles are serious business.

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* In the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' series, puzzles are serious business.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' PlayedForLaughs when Ryder learns someone's found some ice-cream in the supply stores, they immediately demand to know where it is, before waxing poetic on it, so much so they unnerve a hardened resistance fighter.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{VideoGame/Space Quest III|ThePiratesOfPestulon}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Space Quest V|TheNextMutation}}'', where the Gippazoid Novelty Company sends a [[Film/TheTerminator robot assassin]] after player character Roger Wilco because of a heinous crime he committed in ''{{VideoGame/Space Quest II|VohaulsRevenge}}'': failing to pay for a mail-ordered whistle ([[SeriesContinuityError which was free at the time, even]]). If you're wondering what kind of company would do this, they are also responsible for [[VideoGame/SpaceQuestITheSarienEncounter a slot machine that kills you if you get the wrong match]].


* The bonus-chapter of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' parodies that: In this AlternateUniverse, everything revolves about the game ''Tin Pin Slammer'', which is actually just a tiny little mini-game in the main storyline. In this AlternateUniverse however, ''Tin Pin Slammer'''s power is so great, it actually "managed" to make Neku become an hopeless optimist, instead of an IneffectualLoner. (Count the times Neku's only two smiling Cut-scene-sprites are used in the main storyline. Now count how often they are used in the bonus chapter) Optimist-Neku also parodies the protagonists of shows like ''Anime/YuGiOh'', by holding monologues a lá "Oh Tin Pin, how happy you make our world!" or "All these different people can only be united by one thing: ''TIN PIN SLAMMER!!''"

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* The bonus-chapter of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' parodies that: this: In this AlternateUniverse, everything revolves about the game ''Tin Pin Slammer'', which is actually just a tiny little mini-game in the main storyline. In this AlternateUniverse however, ''Tin Pin Slammer'''s power is so great, it actually "managed" to make Neku become an hopeless optimist, instead of an IneffectualLoner. (Count the times Neku's only two smiling Cut-scene-sprites are used in the main storyline. Now count how often they are used in the bonus chapter) Optimist-Neku also parodies the protagonists of shows like ''Anime/YuGiOh'', by holding monologues a lá "Oh Tin Pin, how happy you make our world!" or "All these different people can only be united by one thing: ''TIN PIN SLAMMER!!''"

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* ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'' takes place in Miraland, a world where all conflicts--including those of international importance--are resolved through fashion competitions. The "Nine-Day War" mentioned in the game is not a traditional war, but a fashion show where stylists competed to see who was worthy of inheriting the late King Sayet's (himself a legendary fashion designer) three greatest designs. One of the winners was Queen Elle of Pigeon Kingdom, who has been using the power of the two designs she won to rule her own kingdom as a tyrant.

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*** Blitzball's serious business status is {{Justified}} by characters in game. What with Sin threatening all life on Spira every decade or so, most people have very little to look forward to in life. Blitzball is just about the only distraction from the CrapsackWorld of the setting. So yeah, people take it pretty seriously.


** There's also people who will gladly point out any errors you make regarding details in a video game, its characters, or anything else you got wrong, even if you later admitted you flubbed up or 300+ other people already commented on the same mistakes. Some people will just point out the mistakes while others will question your sexuality or if you're even a true fan. Better hope you get the details right the first time!

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** There's also people who will gladly point out any errors you make regarding details in a video game, its characters, or anything else you got wrong, even if you later admitted you flubbed up or 300+ other people already commented on the same mistakes. Some people will just point out the mistakes while others will question your sexuality or [[NoTrueScotsman if you're even a true fan.fan]]. Better hope you get the details right the first time!

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