- The Bus Came Back: Returns in Burning Red as the True F Inal Boss.
- Children Are Innocent: Some lore has portrayed her as even younger than a usual Pokemon protagonist, and oblivious as to what's going on around her, or just how much danger she's truly in.
- Friend to All Living Things: Has gained this reputation thanks to capturing OLDEN. Despite all the glitchy shenanigans OLDEN has pulled off over the course of season 3, lore has portrayed her as the only person to look passed his glitchy ways and befriend him just like any other Pokemon, which is all OLDEN truly wanted.
- The Fool: Recent lore has her unaware of how much danger she's really in, believing that the Voices are just her imaginary friends and that her entire journey has just been a game.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite being controlled by the chat, lore has portrayed her as the nicest host by far, to the point she befriends OLDEN despite its infamous history with the chat.
- Prospector: The Mob considers Cyan one, due to trying to mine stone walls even without a Mining pick.note
- Shrinking Violet: At the very beginning, she had... self-confidence issues. Best exemplified with the mob's shenanigans at the Oxalis City clothes shop, where Cyan paid all her money to the shopkeeper without actually changing her clothes just so the shopkeeper would tell her she looked good.
- Super-Strong Child: She has been depicted as having large arm muscles (or even muscular all over), obtained from either her time in prison or lugging around a bag with over 1000 Pokeballs.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: The most likely explanation for her being repeatedly mistaken for male during the prison sequence, since she did get the Fake ID from a man. Then again...
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Aside from wearing a skirt, she's pretty boyish. Her affinity for playing around in the dirt is stereotypically more of an interest of young boys and she's got Boyish Short Hair. So it's not that inconceivable that she'd be mistaken for a boy.
- True Final Boss: Of Burning Red. She can only be encountered after capturing Phancero in Glitch City/Olden City and becoming Champion. Then the player must return to Olden City via a basement in an old woman's house in the Sevii Islands. This leads to a new path at the very top of the map, where Cyan awaits on a floating arena surrounded by water that can only be accessed with Surf.
- Walk on Water: On Day 9. See it here.
- But Thou Must!: When he asks you if you want to hear his tale, he'll tell it to you regardless of whether you choose Yes or No.
- Glory Seeker: This newspaper article is framed behind him. Pay attention to the third sentence.Guy Finds Another Guy in a Cave:
Today, in the very distant town of Phlox, a man was found inside a cave. The man suffered from amnesia. The other man told us to write this article for him. Everyone is okay. The end.
- Large Ham: His version of the tale summed up in the above article is much longer and more exciting. See it in the first post of this thread.
- Painting the Medium: Averted. In-game, he uses the same font as all other text when stating his name. It's only on the subreddit where he's uniformly known as 𝕸𝖞𝖑𝖊𝖘 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕲𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖙.
- Cast Full of Pretty Boys: Two males of generally considered to be female speciesnote . Some take this as far as to include Ampharos into this, thanks to its memetic Mega-Evolution.
- Idol Singer: An early characterization. E4, with the move Power Ballad, is the lead singer, and Miller and Y4 both have Sing to back him up. Eventually all three forgot these moves.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: To quote a member of the TPP Reddit: "A drunk, a shortsighted giant, a water bunny, a Glitch-bunny, a light source, an invincible fox, and a little girl are told to save the Region."
- True Companions: Cyan only did three switches though out her journey, making this one of the more consistent teams of all the runs.
I!C the Tyranitar (Icy, I see!)Cyan's starter was an unnamed female Larvitar, christened "Leervitar" or "Lazertar" due to her use of Leer (in a Call-Back to Crystal's starter, Lazergator). She outgrew this tendency, however, and evolved to Pupitar early on Day 2 and to Tyranitar on Day 7.
- Blind Without Them: Given her name and the sheer amount of times she used leer before getting her name, lore portrayed her as needing glasses.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock and Ground type.
- Eat Dirt, Cheap: Eats rocks, which is actually required for some puzzles.
- Infinity -1 Sword: The first pseudolegendary since Axemon in Anniversary Red.
- Disc-One Nuke: Which is received as a starter.
- The Watson: Portrayed as such due to her name.
lMmMMLLIR the Gardevoir (Miller, Milliner, Master Miller, Miller Time)A male Ralts captured early in the game. The chat wanted to evolve him to Gallade in order to have a Cut user, but managed to get a Cut user into the party before he could even evolve to Kirlia, which he eventually did on Day 3. Given his separate evolutionary line, a chat war erupted as to what he should become. They eventually decided on Gardevoir, giving him a Rare Candy on Day 4.
- The Alcoholic: Portrayed as one due to his name being a beer brand. Lore states that he drinks to ease the pain of the chat fighting over his evolution.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: The first official male Pokemon of a generally considered female Pokemon species to be in a TPP party.
- Dream Eater: Had the Trope Namer move. As noted above, he also knew Sing to put opponents to sleep, and can still do so with Hypnosis.
- Irony: After evolving him to Gardevoir, the chat managed to get a Dawn Stone. They made Miller hold it.
- Life Drain: As a Ralts, knew both Draining Kiss, a particularly effective HP Draining movenote , and Dream Eater, an even stronger HP Drain move, albeit with only the standard life return rate and only useful when the foe is sleeping. He eventually forgot both of these moves, however.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Yes, the Fairy type exists in this hack.
- Troll: Another part of his characterization, added when he first evolved into Gardevoir and crystallized when he was given the Dawn Stone.
YYYYXOOOOO the Azumarill (Y4, YO, GOLDEN)A female Marill caught early in the game. Evolved into Azumarill on Day 3. In the later portion of the run, the Mob used a new Pokeball called the Shiny Ball on a random Koffing. They succeeded in capturing said Koffing, but not without some side effects. Azumarill ended up turning Shiny, her gender was changed to male, and her ability was changed. Eventually, the devs did some debugging and returned her to female and with her original ability, but keeping her shiny.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: An immensely powerful Azumarill who carries the team and ensures they enter the Hall of Fame
- Gender Bender: A glitch with the new Shiny Ball ended up turning her Shiny...and also changed her gender to male. She was brought back to her original gender and with her original ability.
- History Repeats: She is the 3rd Azumarill in TPP history to reach Level 100. Except this time she did it without Rollout.
- Kevlard: While she was glitched, her ability changed to Thick Fat.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Like Miller, she's now a part-Fairy type instead of pure Water a la Generation II.
- Power Glows: Her transformation was depicted as her going Super Saiyan.
- Power Up Full Color Change: Due to a glitch with a newly-added Poke Ball that turns whatever it catches into a Shiny Pokemon, she ended up becoming Shiny in addition to the caught Pokemon (a Koffing). It also turned her from female to male.
- Temporary Bulk Change: Again, referring to how she temporarily had Thick Fat.
- Theme Naming: Cross-generational; while her name is all letters, she's called "Y4" to continue the trend started with Emerald's M4 and continued by Omega Ruby's T4.
- Then a glitch turned her shiny, so she became known as GOLDEN.
- Town Girls: Cross-generational; she's the femme to M4's butch and T4's neither.
Ampharos (Pharos)A male Mareep captured early in the game. The first evolution of the run, evolving to Flaaffy late on Day 1. He later evolved into Ampharos on Day 4.
- Baleful Polymorph: Due to a Game-Breaking Bug with the PMD Forest and how it interacts with parties, when Cyan came back in after being glitched inside, Flaaffy turned into FFFEEEF.
- Flat Character: In comparison to the rest of the team. The only reason the chat got him was because they needed an electric type Pokemon for an early game cave, and the most eventful thing that happened to him was the aforementioned glitch. Some have attempted to remedy this by portraying him as the Only Sane Man Butt-Monkey of the group, but in general, he hasn't gotten as much focus as the rest of the team by comparison.
- Even his eventual fan nickname came from a single piece of lore that was made during the postgame and didn't become widely accepted until after the run was over. And even that was probably because they needed to call him something—he was the second Ampharos to become a Hall of Famer, making it impossible to simply put the species name on the wiki's list of Hall of Famers by type and call it a day like they did with some other species.
- Mundane Utility: Cyan uses him as a flashlight.◊
FFFEEEF the Ninetales (Fifi)A female Vulpix captured on Day 1, it evolved a few days in after the chat got lucky and mined a Fire Stone from a cave wall.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Downplayed. Fanworks usually portray her as rather nice looking, but in keeping with her Fifi La Fume inspiration, due to the fact that she doesn't smell, she's portrayed as coming on really strong in regards to men she likes. Poor Burrito...
- Born Lucky: The sheer amount of times she came close to being boxed/released over the run was insane. Usually, she ended up managing to avoid a PC fate by the skin of her teeth, such as when she was nearly deposited in democracy really early on, and only just avoided such because of a skipped input on demo's part.
- Expy: So far, lore has pretty much portrayed her as a Vulpix/Ninetales version of Fifi La Fume.
- Gratuitous French: Keeping with Expy above, she usually speaks with a French accent and several French dialects in fan works.
- Skunk Stripe: In keeping with Expy above, her middle tails are designed to look like this.
- Spiritual Successor: Possibly to Martyr of all mon. Now that Dome is no longer viewed as "evil", there's really nothing wrong with a party Pokémon being one of his prophets.
EEEE the Lopunny (Engarde, E4, ZombiEEEE, NEWDEN)A male Buneary captured on Day 2. Because none of the initial party could use Cut, Quick Wave was deposited early on Day 3 and Engarde was added to the party.
- Bishōnen: One interpretation of his character.
- Blessed With Suck: Has the accursed Klutz ability.
- Celebrity Impersonator: To Mr. Bunny Mafia himself, Artemis Haze XII. Some of the wilder theories out there say he is Arty after using Bill's transporter.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: A male Pokemon of a generally considered to be female species.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Is depicted as using a sword to perform Cut.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Along with fellow Bishōnen Miller, he's probably the most iconic member of the party, and the only one not to join on Day 1.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Became a zombie glitch bunny on Day 3 due to being the first member of the party when a Guest-Star Party Member was the only non-fainted Pokémon in the party at the time she was scheduled to leave.
- Punny Name: Both of the names related to its glitch form.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: One of the earliest pieces of fanart of E4 had him dressed in a tuxedo.
QYXXWWWVVV the Taillow (Quick Wave, Quixwave)The first capture of the game, a female Taillow. Was deposited on Day 3 to make room for Engarde, since none of the team could learn Cut.
- Signature Move: Given her name, Quick Attack has to be considered this even if it wasn't used any more frequently than her other attacks.
BBBBBBBBKT the Shiny RhydonA Rhydon captured on Day 8. It was a fixed encounter on the map, which means it was probably hard-coded to always be shiny, similar to the Lake of Rage Gyarados in Crystal.
ZQQQQPhgh the Shiny KoffingA Koffing caught in the Shiny Ball, turning it shiny and inadvertently turning Y4 shiny too...as well as turning her male and changing her ability.
- Good Bad Bugs: Not Koffing itself, but the ball it was captured in was quite buggy.
ButterfreeA Butterfree whose child went missing in Laurel Forest, or "PMD Forest" as the chat called it. He briefly joined the party in order to look for it.
- Game Breaking Bug: Joined Buneary to help look for his child, a Caterpie, and then left when Caterpie was found. In the interim, Buneary managed to faint, so there were no usable Pokémon when he left. ...Weird things happened. Naturally, since Butterfree is a Bug-type (and a Bug/Flying like Ledian, at that), this was associated with OLDEN.
As with most fangames, Pokemon Prism comes with its own set of Fakemon legendaries.
A group of four Legendary Pokemon that the Pallet Patrol intended to awaken. Unlike most known legendary Pokemon, these four are absolutely vicious and have been known to kill anyone they deem unworthy to approach or summon them. The run ended before all of them could be encountered, leaving some as The Unfought.
Libabeel (aiiiiir, Metal Entei, Steel Entei, Naljan Form Entei, Naljan Form Solgaleo)
The Needle Pokemon. Deep within Aqua Mines dwells Libabeel, a lion-esque Pokemon with metal armor adorning its body and a scorpion-esque stinger tail. I'm afraid that's all we know, gentlemen.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Its tail looks very sharp, and one of its starting moves is Poison Tail.
- Extra-ore-dinary: It was eventually found out to be a Steel/Poison type.
- Expy: May possibly be based on Bai Hu, also known as Byakko, the white tiger of the Eastern Zodiac. Its eyes also resemble those of the art style from Sonic the Hedgehog. Its cry resembles a mixture of Ninetales' and Geodude's cries. Design-wise, it appears to be based off of Entei and Solgaleo, hence its nicknames.
- Off-Model: Its sprite depicts its eyes melding in with the metallic fur around its body. Whether this is intentional or not is unknown.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Its nickname ended up being "aiiiir", which was the name of Red's Lapras in Twitch Plays Pokémon Red.
- Original Generation: The first of many Fakemons to be seen in the romhack.
- Poisonous Person: It was eventually found out to be a Steel/Poison type.
The Jiu-Jitsu Pokemon. A Fakemon found inside what has come to be known as Nascour Cave. Fambaco is a strange chimera-esque creature with the head of a boar, but the body of what appears to be a white-feathered Blaziken. It appears to be a Fighting type, given its combat pose. The Mob fled from it before any more information could be gathered.
Phancero (OLDEN, PhancerOLDEN, FFFFF, Master Phancero, Master OLDEN, PC, The Blood God, Missingno)
The Glitchbird Pokemon. Returning from Anniversary Crystal and Brown is this mysterious bird Pokemon which appeared at the end of both runs. Within the Haunted Mansion of Rijon is a portal that leads to a horrifying, glitched world. The bird appeared and teleported away. The Mob gave chase until it finally battled them, revealing its true identity as Phancero, a gigantic raven whose very existence defies the laws of reality as we know them. The Mob killed it, but were forced to start over again. It was eventually caught in the Master Ball.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It returns in Burning Red, only this time it's HUGE. The only thing you can see of it from its Gen 1 sprite is its freakishly large head and only a small portion of its wings. In fact, when encountered in Gen 3, the very first thing you hear before it fights you are two very loud thuds as the screen shakes, and its Gen 3 sprite looks very reminiscent of a Kaiju.
- Animal Motifs: Ravens are often associated with the arcane. Phancero is an Eldritch Abomination with arcane powers of illusion. Its design in Gen 1 also incorporates aspects of the tengu, which are known as trickster entities in Japanese mythology that have a bird-like appearance.
- Ascended Meme: Phancero was created when the TPP community came to a consensus regarding the lore that someone or something was behind all the glitches seen in Anniversary Red and Anniversary Crystal. In addition, its entire existence and design can be summed up as making Missingno real.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Despite its power to create glitchy illusions and warp reality, it itself is not evil. In fact, one theory has it that after Cyan befriended it, OLDEN went onto use it's powers for good, finally overturning the chat's true ultimate enemy... By turning the PC into a paradise, as seen in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
- Breakout Character: Originally starting as a Fakemon design that was eventually commissioned to be used in a fan-made ROM hack, Phancero has quickly become a beloved mainstay of the TPP community.
- Call-Back: Defeating it and capturing it produces the message "You feel as though your Bag has suddenly become heavier." This is a reference to how Missingno could create multiples of your items.
- Dark Is Not Evil: It's a raven with terrifying illusory powers, but it only uses those powers as a defense mechanism.
- Early Installment Weirdness: A rare case in which this is done in the form of a Retcon. While it first appeared in person in Prism, it also makes an appearance in Burning Red, which involves dimensional travel between Gen 1 and Gen 3. In the Gen 1 universe, it suffers from the same Off-Model sprites as the other Pokemon. In this case, its head and wings are massive, to the point where you can't even see the rest of its body.
- Eldritch Abomination: The chat considers it an eldritch god. Once it was fully revealed, it turned out that it WAS an eldritch god.
- Expy: Of Missingno, Giratina, and Darkrai. Its glitchy nature is straight from Missingno, while it is the overseer of Glitch City, a world that should not be, like how Giratina is the ruler of the Distortion World. Its Pokedex entry says that, like Darkrai, its powers of illusion are a defense mechanism. In addition, Missingno could sometimes be classified as "Bird" type. Guess what Phancero is? Design-wise, its true form looks like a bigger, meaner looking, deformed Murkrow.
- History Repeats: In true TPP fashion, the Mob caught a Legendary Bird who was important to the lore in a Master Ball.
- Interface Screw: Entering its realm caused all sorts of visual glitches in the out-of-game party display, such as strange symbols appearing in attack names, random HP changes, and even incorrect genders displayed.
- The Load: The mob decided that they wanted a Fakemon in the Hall of Fame, so they decided to bring Phancero along during their Elite Four rematch attempts. Unfortunately, Phancero was level 50 while the Elite Four's Pokémon were in the high 80's.
- Master of Illusion: Its Pokedex entry reveals that all of the glitches it creates are merely illusions that it uses to protect itself.
- Meaningful Name: Its name is a portmanteau of "phantom" and "cero", the Spanish word for "zero". Zero is associated with nothingness, while phantom can have several different meanings. It can refer to ghosts and even hallucinations. Phancero is a being who exists, yet also does not exist. Also, Missingno is listed as "#000" in the Pokedex, and Phancero is based off of that concept.
- Look carefully at the first letters of each half of its name. P and C. PC. In TPP lore the PC is the Mob's Arch-Enemy, responsible for taking away many of the Mob's beloved party members. The various glitches occurring since Season 2 were believed to be the PC expanding its influence after laying dormant, and Phancero, then known as the OLDEN bird, was believed to be the true form of the PC.
- The Missingno.: Fitting, considering that it's based on the Trope Namer. It exists primarily for lore reasons involving the glitches that began with Anniversary Red.
- Nightmare Face: Its Gen 1 sprite. Jesus Christ...
- Non-Malicious Monster: If it's PokeDex entry is anything to go by, the only reason it creates such glitchy illusions in the first place is in order to protect itself.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Originally painted by the Mob as an outsider whose very existence threatens the fabric of reality itself, it turns out that it's actually just a lost soul that wanders the world with the ability to create illusions as a defense mechanism.
- Off-Model: Comes with the territory of being a glitch, but its true form looks like a mutated, deranged Murkrow. Gets even worse in Burning Red, where its Gen 1 sprite is a straight-up Nightmare Face that seemingly lacks a body and is only a giant bird head with wings. Its Gen 3 sprite is thankfully tamer by comparison, but its proportions are still rather abnormally large.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: It never had the chance to show them off in the playthrough, but it has a unique Ghost/Flying typing and a powerful ability in Contrary, which reverses stat boosts and drops. Unfortunately despite the mob's best intentions in wanting to enter it into the Hall of Fame, its caught level of 50 paled in comparison to the rest of its team (and, more pressingly, the Elite Four's teams).
- Punny Name: Phancero is a fan-created Fakemon.
- Ravens and Crows: It resembles them, similar to Murkrow and Honchcrow but more beastly.
- Reality Warper: The chat believes it can twist reality in horrifying ways. Lo and behold, its home is the infamous Glitch City.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: As the Mob continued to talk to it, the actual stream overlay began to glitch up. Party members were hurt and healed rapidly. Genders were flipped. Move names became blurry. The chat interpreted this as the party members forgetting who they were, while also going mad from having their forms corrupted, torn apart, and put back together.
- The Mon Behind the Mon: Believed to be responsible for all the glitches seen so far. Once the Mob found it, it turned out that its entire existence is a glitch. It lives in Glitch City, and its portrait constantly glitches in and out.
- The Missingno.: Question: "What if Missingno was real, and actually was a Bird-type Pokemon?" Answer: Phancero. Its very design is based on a fan-made design for the Trope Namer, and it has all the powers normally associated with it, plus a few bells and whistles to go with the lore.
- Weirdness Magnet: Naturally, considering its role in recent TPP lore and being associated with glitches. However, it's also attracted to them in-universe. Its home is the site of paranormal activity, and its Dex entry says it is said to appear in places where there are unusual circumstances.