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* HeroicMime: Averted; Cody ''does'' talk, just not that often.
* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Dr. Zero]]: Prince Tail is known to be the [=Legend1=] and anticipates fighting Cody at the end, but once you hit [=Legend3=] status, [[spoiler: Dr. Zero comes in and defeats the prince, bumping him to [=Legend2=] and making Zero the final boss]].
** In the second game, [[spoiler: Dr. Zero, Sr. does this to Zero Jr]].

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* HeroicMime: Averted; Cody ''does'' talk, just not that often.
* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Dr. Zero]]: Prince Tail is known to be the [=Legend1=]
HotterAndSexier: The ''Comic Bon Bon'' manga and anticipates fighting Cody at the end, but once you hit [=Legend3=] status, [[spoiler: Dr. Zero comes in its version of ''Moon'' made many girl Robopon very provocative and defeats the prince, bumping him to [=Legend2=] and making Zero the final boss]].
** In the second game, [[spoiler: Dr. Zero, Sr. does this to Zero Jr]].
had a notable increase in sexual humor with other Robopon designs.



* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: This happens a lot, in the second game especially; the Pyramids of the Pharo Ruins, the Galileo Windmills, the Waffle and Box Towers, My Tower...the list goes on....
* JackOfAllStats: Arm-type Robopon.

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* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: This happens a lot, in the second game especially; the Pyramids of the Pharo Ruins, the Galileo Windmills, the Waffle and Box Towers, and My Tower...the list goes on....
Tower are all dungeons to climb.
* JackOfAllStats: Arm-type Robopon.Robopon have well-rounded stats and no real strengths or weaknesses.


''Robopon'' (short for ''Robot Ponkottsu'' in Japanese) is a series of [=RPGs=] produced by Creator/HudsonSoft and Creator/RedEntertainment and brought to the U.S. by Creator/{{Atlus}}. Three games in total have been released; three distinct versions for the first, ''Sun'', ''Star'', and ''Moon'' (released on the GBC), while the second had ''Ring'' and ''Cross'' (released on the GBA). There was also one other single-version game, ''Robopon 64'', for the N64.

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''Robopon'' (short for ''Robot Ponkottsu'' in Japanese) is a series of [=RPGs=] produced by Creator/HudsonSoft and Creator/RedEntertainment and brought to the U.S. by Creator/{{Atlus}}. Three games in total have been released; three distinct versions for the first, ''Sun'', ''Star'', and ''Moon'' (released on the GBC), while the second had ''Ring'' and ''Cross'' (released on the GBA). There was also one other single-version game, ''Robopon 64'', for the N64.
N64. The franchise also received a manga adaptation in ''Comic Bon Bon'', which also got a tie-in version of ''Moon''.



* GagBoobs: A couple girl Robopon have these, such as Uggy, Chubba, and ''Comic Bon Bon Moon'' and ''2'''s Razor.

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* GagBoobs: A couple girl Robopon have these, such as Uggy, Chubba, Uggy and ''Comic Bon Bon Moon'' and ''2'''s Razor.Chubba. ''Everyone'' in the manga has these, which carried over to Razor's official design in later games.


* AIIsACrapshoot: In the first game, several wild Robopon have too-small [=CPUs=] and are prone to violence, confusion, and going out of control.


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* AIIsACrapshoot: In the first game, several wild Robopon have too-small [=CPUs=] and are prone to violence, confusion, and going out of control.


** Riggs Construction members make their exits in... memorably explosive ways. [[spoiler:In Riggs' case, though, this isn't so permanent.]]
** Out-of-control Robopon can self-destruct randomly.

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** In the first game, out-of-control Robopon can self-destruct randomly.
** In the second game,
Riggs Construction members make their exits in... memorably explosive ways. [[spoiler:In Riggs' case, though, this isn't so permanent.]]
** Out-of-control Robopon can self-destruct randomly.
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* CaptainErsatz: Between the first game and the sequel, there are Expies or references to: VideoGame/{{Kirby}} and VideoGame/PacMan (Dotcom), VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} (Crowle's Oyajitchi-like design), ''Film/TheKarateKid'', Creator/JackieChan, and [[Franchise/MortalKombat Johnny Cage]] in one line (Ralph, Chan, and Luke); the "Monkeys-In-A-Barrel Game" (Chimp), Anime/{{Voltron}} (Voltone), VideoGame/MegaManClassic (the Gigapon[=/=]Micro and Negapon line, which is explained fully in the ShoutOut entry below), Niteboat from WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, Franchise/{{Gundam}} (Gundarn), Series/TheTick (El Seed), Disney/{{Fantasia}} (Hippon), Anime/{{Doraemon}} (Doraepon), Anime/SpeedRacer (Mock V), Franchise/KamenRider ([[Series/KamenRider Rider1]], [[Series/KamenRiderV3 RiderV]] and [[Series/KamenRiderSuper1 Super-1]]) and finally a double reference to both Manga/ChoBits and Manga/MegaTokyo with an Robopon {{Expy}} of Chi named "Ping".

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* CaptainErsatz: Between the first game and the sequel, there are Expies or references to: VideoGame/{{Kirby}} and VideoGame/PacMan (Dotcom), VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} (Crowle's Oyajitchi-like design), ''Film/TheKarateKid'', Creator/JackieChan, and [[Franchise/MortalKombat Johnny Cage]] in one line (Ralph, Chan, and Luke); the "Monkeys-In-A-Barrel Game" (Chimp), Anime/{{Voltron}} (Voltone), VideoGame/MegaManClassic (the Gigapon[=/=]Micro and Negapon line, which is explained fully in the ShoutOut entry below), Niteboat from WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, Franchise/{{Gundam}} (Gundarn), Series/TheTick Series/TheTick2001 (El Seed), Disney/{{Fantasia}} (Hippon), Anime/{{Doraemon}} (Doraepon), Anime/SpeedRacer (Mock V), Franchise/KamenRider ([[Series/KamenRider Rider1]], [[Series/KamenRiderV3 RiderV]] and [[Series/KamenRiderSuper1 Super-1]]) and finally a double reference to both Manga/ChoBits and Manga/MegaTokyo with an Robopon {{Expy}} of Chi named "Ping".


* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: In ''Robopon 64'' Robopon can eat human foods such as cake and grow from seeds like plants.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: In ''Robopon 64'' Robopon can eat human foods such as cake and grow from seeds like plants.cake.


* {{Gonk}}: Quite a few Robopons' evolutions, particularly in the first game--Uggy is one example. Even more jarring if they evolved from something cute.


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* {{Gonk}}: Quite a few Robopons' evolutions, particularly in the first game--Uggy is one example. Even more jarring if they evolved from something cute.


* DsnserAndWackier: While the first game had weird and funny moments, ''Robopon 2'' has a much greater sense of humor with frequent lampshading of tropes.

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* DsnserAndWackier: DenserAndWackier: While the first game had weird and funny moments, ''Robopon 2'' has a much greater sense of humor with frequent lampshading of tropes.

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* DsnserAndWackier: While the first game had weird and funny moments, ''Robopon 2'' has a much greater sense of humor with frequent lampshading of tropes.


* UnderTheSea: In the first game, if you have any fishlike Robopon. It also has one of the best tunes in the game.

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* UnderTheSea: In the first game, game you can dive into the ocean if you have any fishlike Robopon. It also has one of the best tunes in the game.


* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: Much like how {{Pokemon}} uses its two versions to limit which mons can be found in which games, Robopon uses its two versions as a way of making [[GottaCatchEmAll sparking every Robopon]] much more difficult, especially in the second game; certain Robopon can only be created by "Link Sparking" with another person, and certain battery combinations may make different Robopon in different games (Ion+Moon in ''Ring'' version creates Sunny, while the same combination in ''Cross'' creates Sun-Zero).

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* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: Much like how {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} uses its two versions to limit which mons can be found in which games, Robopon uses its two versions as a way of making [[GottaCatchEmAll sparking every Robopon]] much more difficult, especially in the second game; certain Robopon can only be created by "Link Sparking" with another person, and certain battery combinations may make different Robopon in different games (Ion+Moon in ''Ring'' version creates Sunny, while the same combination in ''Cross'' creates Sun-Zero).


* RaisingSim: ''64'' makes you care for your Robopon, give them tasks, and clean your room often, as if you don't rats will eat Robopon seeds before they can born.

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* RaisingSim: ''64'' makes you care for your Robopon, give them tasks, and clean your room often, as if you don't rats will eat Robopon seeds before they can be born.



* RandomEncounters: Oh, yes.

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* RandomEncounters: Oh, yes.The encounter rate is quite high, especially in late-game dungeons.


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The entire Macroworld/Waffle section of ''Ring'' and ''Cross'' is chock-full of this. Mr. Waffle is a washed-up computer maker, who was put out of business when a fire consumed his headquarters, Waffle Tower, twenty years ago. Now, his rival Mr. Gait has taken over the market with Macrosoft computers. [[spoiler:Things get nasty when you learn that he sabotaged Waffle in order to facilitate his little takeover....]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The entire Macroworld/Waffle section of ''Ring'' and ''Cross'' is chock-full of this. Mr. Waffle is a washed-up computer maker, who was put out of business when a fire consumed his headquarters, Waffle Tower, twenty years ago. Now, his rival Mr. Gait has taken over the market with Macrosoft computers. [[spoiler:Things get nasty when you learn that he sabotaged Waffle in order to facilitate his little takeover....takeover...]]



* OddballInTheSeries: ''64'' is weird even by ''Robopon'' standards, featuring Robopon growing from seeds like plants and eating human foods like cake, being part action game/RPG and part raising sim, and being the only 3D game in the franchise.



* RaisingSim: ''64'' makes you care for your Robopon, give them tasks, and clean your room often, as if you don't rats will eat Robopon seeds before they can born.



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* TournamentArcTournamentArc: Both games have Cody competing in tournaments to become the very best.


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* WidgetSeries: ''Robopon'' as a whole is fairly weird, with a quirky sense of humor and a story that doesn't take itself too seriously until the endgame.


The handheld games chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Cody, and his quest to become a Robopon master. Robopon, as the name implies, are robots, created by catching them in the wild with magnets, grown from seeds, or "sparking" two batteries together; practically everyone has one, and uses them to participate in fighting competitions.

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The handheld games chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Cody, and his quest to become a Robopon master. Robopon, as the name implies, are robots, created by catching them in the wild with magnets, grown growing them from seeds, or "sparking" two batteries together; practically everyone has one, and uses them to participate in fighting competitions.



* DistaffCounterpart: Cherry and Diane to Sunny and Sun-02.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Cherry Cloudy/Cherry and Diane Cutesy/Diane to Sunny and Sun-02.



* [[JokeCharacter Joke Robopon]]: Bulbots and Gears. They've got crappy stats and absolutely no ability to learn skills via software (due to their Boot-type nature) or natural training. They evolve into each other at Level 99 and you could theoretically max out their stats this way, but doing so would take far too long.

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* [[JokeCharacter Joke Robopon]]: JokeCharacter: Bulbots and Gears. They've got crappy stats and absolutely no ability to learn skills via software (due to their Boot-type nature) or natural training. They evolve into each other at Level 99 and you could theoretically max out their stats this way, but doing so would take far too long.


The handheld games chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Cody, and his quest to become a Robopon master. Robopon, as the name implies, are robots, created by either catching them in the wild with magnets or "sparking" two batteries together; practically everyone has one, and uses them to participate in fighting competitions.

''Sun'', ''Star'', and ''Moon'' follow Cody's quest to become [[ToBeAMaster Legend1]] in the Robopon rankings of Porombo Island, while ''Ring'' and ''Cross'' detail his journeys in the country of Majiko and the tournament there.

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The handheld games chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Cody, and his quest to become a Robopon master. Robopon, as the name implies, are robots, created by either catching them in the wild with magnets magnets, grown from seeds, or "sparking" two batteries together; practically everyone has one, and uses them to participate in fighting competitions.

''Sun'', ''Star'', and ''Moon'' follow Cody's quest to become [[ToBeAMaster Legend1]] in the Robopon rankings of Porombo Island, while ''Ring'' and ''Cross'' detail his journeys in the country of Majiko and the tournament there.
there. ''64'' follows {{expies}} of Cody and his rival Bisco who sail water-filled worlds in search of treasure and Robopon while contending with pirates.



* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: In ''Robopon 64'' Robopon can eat human foods such as cake.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: In ''Robopon 64'' Robopon can eat human foods such as cake.cake and grow from seeds like plants.

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