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Created in July 2017 by PokemonLoveLiveFan99 on DeviantArt, the Tokimeki PokéLive! and Twinbee universe of fanfics is compromised of a crossover between these four universes: Pokémon, Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee, though there have been stories that have been written for this universe as part of a previous continuity that are dated all the way back to September 2015.

The primary stories that take place in this universe are Seinen styled one shots that usually have the schoolgirls doing various things in a lighthearted slice of life setting, taking place in the Love Live! universe and focusing on certain female characters from the Pokémon games, Love Live! School Idol Festival, Love Live! School idol festival ALL STARS, Tokimeki Memorial:Forever with You and Twinbee and the stories also contain copious amounts of Yuri shipping from story to story. These are the most common type of stories for this universe.

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However, there are also more serious Shōnen styled side stories that take place in the same universe and are more action packed and also allow for male characters to appear from the franchises involved in the crossover and beyond, barring Love Live!, seeing as there are no male characters from that universe officially, that are written more sparingly.

And starting in late September 2017, the writer has collaborated with another deviant to create Tokimeki Splatoon, another spin-off/AU with Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori, Pastel, Yoko and some of their friends/allies involved in the crossover as well, where they discover Inkopolis. Just like the Side Stories, Tokimeki Splatoon is also composed of more serious stories with stakes for certain characters but there are also stories that are lighthearted with humorous moments and feel more like Tokimeki PokéLive! and Twinbee proper. Too bad the AU was put on indefinite hiatus shortly after it's introduction..

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It now has a crossover with Wonder DigiIdolmaster in the form of Multidimensional Dark Masters!

You can read the series of stories, including the side stories, here.

In addition, there are spoilers below, including spoilers for entries of the source material being adapated such as those involving the main Pokémon games as well as the TokiMemo games, so read them at your own risk!


Tokimeki PokéLive! and Twinbee (and the Side Stories) and Tokimeki Splatoon contains examples of:

  • '80s Hair: Like their Pokémon gameverse counterparts, Hilda has a large ponytail and Hilbert has a mullet.
  • Actionized Adaptation: Unlike official entries in the Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee franchises, this series has Pokémon Battles in them, likewise making this the fanfic equivalent of a Shonen mons series as well.
  • Action Mom: Any of the girls who adopt or in the case of Coco, have kids due to them still being Pokémon Trainers even after high school.
  • Action Pet: As in Pokémon, any Pokémon caught by a Trainer is this, since they participate in battles.
  • Adaptational Badass: While these two girls are from a slice-of-life idol franchise, and also play the same role in the main stories of this universe, Coco Miyashita and Ai Miyashita get to be Shonen heroines and save N and Sonic from the Fusion Bolt from Eggman's Black Kyurem in "The Ideal Hero Part 1" using a Fusion Flare from a Reshiram that Hilda and Shizuku let them borrow in "Hilda's and Shizuku's Ice Cream Date!" with Hilbert alongside the Miyashita cousins!
  • Adaptation Amalgamation: The series has characters from the main Pokémon games and the main anime, with Black and White and Black 2 and White 2 being the primary source of characters and there's more focus on Risa and Margo on the PokéAni side of things, adapts N's backstory pretty faithfully but with a slight twist as to who corrupted him originally, as well as Mega Evolution being taken from X and Y and Z-Moves taken from Sun and Moon, has characters and elements from Love Live!, with the Perfect Dream Project girls and certain Transfer Students having a major focus, has characters from both the Standard and Girl's Side braches of Tokimeki Memorial, but with the focus on characters from the Kirameki and Hibikino Sagas as well as Chikara Osako from 3rd Story and Pastel as the main representative of the Twinbee series.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: A minor example, while N is still manipulated by a villain into helping him conquer the world, the villain who does so in this universe is actually a certain egg shaped scientist from the Sonic franchise.
  • Adaptation Inspiration: While this universe is darker like Pokémon Origins and Pokémon Generations, it is also like your typical moe Seinen/J-Idol anime alongside elements from Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee.
  • Adaptation Name Change: While the Pokémon characters and Pastel still keep their first names here, they gain last names while certain Love Live! characters such as Shizuku gain middle names too.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While Shizuku is a tsundere in SIF All Stars, Hilda is the tsundere in this universe instead, though Shizuku still has hints of that part of her personality here.
  • Adapted Out: Ghetsis from "The Ideal Hero", this universe's adaptation of "The King Returns" from Pokémon Generations, and for good reason! Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik takes his place as the Kyurem controlling villain here.
    • In addition, Naoto Takami, the male protagonist of Tokimeki Memorial 1 is nowhere to be seen in this universe with Pastel and Mutsuki fulfilling the role of Shiori's love interest instead.
    • Likewise, Kouichi Watase, the male protagonist of Tokimeki Memorial 2 never appears, with Chikara Osako as Kasumi Asou's love interest in Kouichi's place.
    • The unnamed female protagonists of School Idol Festival and ALL STARS haven't appeared in any story as well.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: "Subzero Slammer", the name of the Z-Move Shizuku's Lapras uses in "A Nostalgic Double Battle!".
  • Adventure: Only in the Side Stories.
  • All There in the Manual: Certain details that haven't been mentioned in a story are shared either on the entry for this series on This Very Wiki or on the FANDOM wiki for the series.
  • Alternate Continuity:Is a seperate one from the Pokémon games, combines the events of both the Love Live! School Idol Festival as well as the SIF ALL STARS universes into one and combines the characters from the main TokiMemo games with the Girl's Side games in one universe. Other examples:
    • Hilda is shown to have picked Oshawott as her starter instead of Tepig, as seen in other official Pokémon media with her, and unlike the games, she also has a cheerful personality similar to Ritsu Tainaka's.
    • Though that personality trait of hers is not gone completely, Shizuku Osaka is less of a tsundere here, and instead of her being teased about being a tsun, Hilda is the tsundere, and she's the one who's teased about it as a result.
    • Instead of Naoto Takami as her love interest, Shiori Fujisaki has Pastel Cerise and Mutsuki Takamagahara as her girlfriends in this universe. Likewise, Chikara Osako replaces Kouichi Watase as Kasumi Asou's boyfriend.
    • Unlike the first pair of Unova-based Pokémon games, where either Hilda or Hilbert are the protagonist who faces N and his "father", in this continuity, Hilbert, as well as Coco Miyashita (And on a more minor note, Sonic) are the ones who face N and his uncle in a fateful battle that decides the fate of the world.
    • Unlike Pokémon: The Power of Us, which leaves Risa's decision to run again ambiguous, this version of her decides that she wants to start running again thanks to her girlfriend Emma Verde.
    • Unlike ALL STARS, Emma lives with Risa rather than using one of the Nijigasaki High dorm rooms as her Canon counterpart does.
  • Alternate Universe: The main stories and Side Stories take place in an alternate version of the Love Live! universe but with Pokémon and Tokimeki Memorial girls and Pastel from Twinbee living alongside the girls from School Idol Festival and Perfect Dream Project.
  • Amusement Park: Nimabasa City has an amusement park, just like in the Pokémon games, in "A Nostalgic Double Battle!".
  • Another Dimension:
    • Surprising for a Love Live! and Tokimeki Memorial based universe! So far, the confirmed dimensions to exist are the Pokémon World, Classic Sonic's world, Planet Mel back in Pastel's dimension, the unnamed world Midori Woodguard and Allen Moonlit reside in, Planet Mobius from the dimension the Knothole Freedom Fighters were originally from and the dimension the 765 Pro DigiDestined come from.
    • Implied to be the case in "Prophecy of Failure!?" due to Classic Sonic discovering a desert but it is subverted as well since it is revealed to be the future.
  • Apocalypse How:
    • Class 1, in the future that takes place in "Prophecy of Failure!?", Aleena reveals that due to Climate Change, only northern enclaves in Canada, Siberia and Greenland and southerly ones in New Zealand and Antarctica still have technology, but outside those places, civilization has collapsed and resource wars are the norm.
    • Class 2, in "Planet Mobius, Destroyed but Not Forgotten!?", Sally mentions that Ultra Beasts attacked her world, and while the civilization there was sent back to the Stone Age, there are survivors of all intelligent species.
  • Art-Style Dissonance:The art style for most pics of this universe are usually drawn in cutesy Shoujo or even Moe art styles including the Love Live! art style itself, yet like the Pokémon games, there are dramatic, sad and even scary moments at times during the stories! Subverted since there are pics of these versions of the canonical characters from each franchise that are drawn in a more traditional Shōnen style.
  • Ascended Fridge Horror: A couple of examples.
    • While it may have been mentioned in various Pokémon adaptations in the past, Hilda confirms that Pokémon Training can be kinda dangerous/risky in "A Trip to the Pet Shop!"
    • While it's based on a now discredited Pokémon Sun and Moon fan theory that was quite popular in late 2016, a destructive Ultra Beast invasion did happen that destoryed a world, but it turns out the universe that was affected was an AU version of Knothole Village for the backstory of the Knothole Freedom Fighters, which is confirmed as of "Planet Mobius, Destroyed but Never Forgotten!?".
  • Author Appeal:
    • Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori and Pastel are the main characters of this fanfic series and coincidentally, they also happen to be the author's favorite characters from the four franchises involved in the crossover, too.
    • The author has always wanted to see a Shonen monster battling anime that was also a moe Seinen Slice of Life/Idol series, too, so this fanfic series combines Mon series tropes with moe slice of life/idol anime tropes.
    • A friend of the author's created the Rina x Freya pairing, and so, the author canonized the pairing and made them main characters as well alongside Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori and Pastel as of "Group Discussion!" after seeing a fan art of the pairing, and started liking it as well.
    • The author is a fan of the Yuri Genre, so this universe has a good amount of girl x girl pairings.
  • Backstory Horror: Some surprising examples.
    • The death of Yoko's biological parents as part of her backstory.
    • As mentioned above, the destruction of civilization on Planet Mobius by Ultra Beasts as part of the backstory for the four Freedom Fighters, as if their lives back home before being transported to Shizuku's World weren't bad enough...
    • Aleena revealing that civilization has collapsed outside of northern enclaves in places such as Canada, that only the rich can afford internet and cable/satellite TV and that nations have gone to war for the remaining resources with a nuclear war between India and Pakistan being mentioned by her as well in "Prophecy of Failure!?".
  • The Bad Guy Wins:Yoko and Ellie will lose the final battle against Eggman as mentioned by Aleena in "Prophecy of Failure!?".
  • Beach Episode: "Bishoujo Beach Meeting".
  • Beastly Bloodsports: Like Pokémon proper, the monsters battle to exhaustion and they must be treated nicely.
  • Bifauxnen: Ryo Aikawa.
  • Big Bad: Eggman, usually. There are others depending on the story.
  • Bigger Bad: Infinite.
  • Bishōnen: N. Need we say more?
  • Bishoujo Series: Considering all the cute girls from the four franchises involved, this is a given!
  • Break the Cutie: Shizuku suffers from a temporary depression after Yoko gets kidnapped and after Hilda volunteers to rescue her and Marie in a mission that involves Hilda risking her life in the Tokimeki Splatoon story "Reunion". She gets better after reuniting with her wife and daughter.
  • The Cameo:
    • Sonic and Eggman in "The Ideal Hero", despite being the main characters.
    • Nao and Syrma from Mugen Souls Z and Tamaki Kousaka and Chizuru Kashiwagi from Aquapazza in the main stories starting with "Meeting new friends!".
    • Mimi Tachikawa from Digimon, Haruka Amami from The iDOLM@STER and Momo Kanda from Wonder Momo make an appearance in "Bishoujo Beach Meeting", which also counts as a Wonder DigiIdolmaster story, another series of fanfics by the author which is a crossover between Digimon, The Idolmaster and Wonder Momo.
    • The male and female protagonists of Pokemon Masters make an appearance in "School Trainer Festival MASTERS!".
    • Chiharu Aoki, a student who originally went to Kirameki High from Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side:1st Love, makes an appearance in a flashback in "Otonokizaka, I Choose You!".
  • Canon Foreigner: Lisa/Risa, Largo/Margo, Astrid, Amelia and Ritchie, who don't have counterparts in the main Pokémon games due to the Pokémon side of the crossover being based on the games.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: A mild example, but it is noticeable in the Side Story arc that adapts and expands upon "The King Returns" from Pokémon Generations.
    • It's even more noticeable in certain stories for the darker AU spinoff Tokimeki Splatoon.
  • Climate Change:Mentioned in "Prophecy of Failure!?" as happening due to Eggman mastering technologies that are even more polluting than current tech in Yoko's, Ellie's and Margo's time or for that matter, in Hilda's and Shizuku's time.
  • Comic-Book Time: Averted like in the Pokémon games and the Love Live! anime.
  • Continuity Porn: Various references are made to things from the source material of the games that are adapted and in addition, certain events have also been adapted for this universe as well.
  • Crapsack World: Even though none of the characters will ever visit Mobius, it has this status due to an Ultra Beast invasion that ended civilization as we know it there, but even before that fateful event, due to Julian Robotnik's worldwide dictatorship, it wasn't a nice place to be during that time either!
  • Crossover:
    • Between Pokémon, Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee in addition to characters from other franchises making cameo appearances from time to time.
    • Also with Splatoon in Tokimeki Splatoon.
    • With The Wonder DigiIdolmaster in the "Multidimensional Dark Masters" story arc.
  • Curtain Fic: There are various Main Stories with the couples are at home relaxing and chatting with each other, though a heartwarming example is "The Problem with Running!", where Emma comforts Risa and tries to convince her to start running again.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • In the Side Stories, but downplayed slightly.
    • Tokimeki Splatoon also has it's moments where the stakes are higher for the Osaka Whites, maybe even more so than for the characters in the Side Stories!
    • The crossover story arc Multidimensional Dark Masters is shaping up to be this though balanced with some breather chapters, sometimes also containing humorous moments.
    • In general, while this universe feels a lot like the normal versions of the franchises involved in the crossover, there are also some dark moments/backstory that also give this universe a different feel compared to the naive, full on lighthearted fun that normal Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee provide. And thanks to The death of Daisy Wakaouji, not even the TMGS characters are immune to this either!
  • Death by Adaptation: Daisy, the female protagonist of Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss, dies due to complications relating to the birth of her twin children.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Similar to his canon counterpart, N becomes this to Sonic, Hilbert and Coco.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Believe it or not, the Muse and Aqours girls are only mentioned occasionally or make cameo appearances in certain stories unlike Love Live! proper, where both groups are the stars of the School Idol Project and Sunshine series respectively.
    • In addition, Sonic and Mega Man are background characters who rarely appear despite being two of the most popular video game characters ever (Sonic being Sega's mascot and Mega Man being an (unofficial) Capcom mascot respectively.).
    • If you're a male Pokémon character (such as N and Hilbert, for example), expect to be relegated to either a mention at best in a Main story or being the protagonist of a Side Story arc. Averted in the Boy's Side stories however.
    • Subverted with Hilda and Shizuku for the stories that involve Yoko and her friends since the focus is on the kids despite Hilda and Shizuku still being present in certain stories and playing a major role sometimes as well.
  • Disappeared Dad: Played straight for practically every character.
  • The Dragon: Metal Sonic to Eggman and in turn, Eggman to N during the latter's Eggman Empire days.
  • Dueling Messiahs: Sonic the Hedgehog and Hilbert Blair vs. Dr. Ivo "Eggman" and N Harmonia Robotnik, with Hilbert and Sonic representing truth and N and Eggman representing ideals. If N and Eggman win, not only will humans and Pokémon be separated, but Eggman will get to establish a planet-wide Eggman Empire ala Sonic Forces and he will possibly send N and his Pokémon to somewhere like The Void or Null Space, but if Sonic and Hilbert win, Everything will remain the same with the friendship between humans and Pokémon saved and no desertification of places such as Green Hill occurs in addition to N seeing the error of his ways and decides to defect from the Eggman Empire and join the heroes' side.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Pokémon! School Idol Festival, the previous continuity, was only composed of one shot stories with a lighthearted, comedic Seinen Slice of Life feel to them that were strictly episodic. The current continuity however, even though it too has the aforementioned lighthearted one shot stories, has more diversity to it's stories in addition to having stories/backstory that is more willing to go in darker directions, to having references to events that happened in official entries of the franchises involved in the crossover as well as a stronger sense of continuity and character development.
  • Earth Drift:Played straight for the Pokémon World, with the FANDOM wiki for the series describing it as an Earth-like planet, but averted for Shizuku's World, since it is actually Earth, or at least a fictional version of it.
  • Elaborate University High: Nijigasaki High. Also, Otonokizaka High and Uranohoshi Girls' High. Hinagiku is the Elementary School variant of this.
  • Elemental Powers: All 18 Pokémon types!
  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: It's a Pokémon-based universe after all!
  • Enemy Civil War: Similar to Black 2 and White 2, Eggman Empire Black is led by Eggman, who commands an army of Badniks while the heroic Eggman Empire White is led by N with Hilbert, Coco, Ai, Yuri and Ranpha as it's members with the latter group siding with Hilda's group and Sonic's friends.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Phantom Ruby compared to the Chaos Emeralds and the Mega Stones.
  • Excited Show Title!: In addition to the title of the series itself, the titles for the Main Stories play this straight. Averted with the titles of Side Story arcs however.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Played straight for the Pokémon world, but averted for Love Live!Earth, the latter being the main setting of the stories.
  • Fantasy Gun Control: Subverted due to the various robots/Badniks/mechs that Eggman uses, but played straight with everyone who's a Pokémon Trainer.
  • Ferris Wheel Date Moment: A romantic scene with Hilda and Shizuku as well as Bianca and Jennifer getting on the Nimbasa City ferris wheel happens in "A Nostalgic Double Battle!".
  • Fighting Series: In another first for a Love Live! and Tokimeki Memorial based universe, Pokémon Battles between Pokémon Trainers are common, both in the Main Stories and Side Stories in addition to the never ending struggle between Sonic and Co. & Dr. Eggman.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Reshiram, Kyurem and Zekrom due to their secondary typings.
  • Free-Range Children: Applies to everyone since the mothers of various characters don't have much in terms of physical appearances in the various stories and due to the girls living alone or with friends/lovers.
  • Friendly Enemy: Like his canonical counterpart, N starts out as this to Hilbert and Coco and to a lesser extent, Sonic.
  • Friendly Rivalry: The PDP girls have this with each other.
  • The Future: The near future to be precise, as seen in the stories that involve Yoko and her friends.
  • Girly Girl: Shizuku, Shiori, Bianca, Koyuki, Rina, Ayumu, Rebecca and Freya among others.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: Hilda, Risa, Emma, Jennifer, Cheren and N.
  • Gratuitous Italian: At the end of "The Problem with Running!", Risa and Emma tell each other "Ti amo" ("I love you").
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Infinite from Sonic Forces was behind the retcon for this universe that follows School Idol Festival All Stars. Instead of retconning Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori and Pastel out of existence, the Phantom Ruby added the six Perfect Dream Project members who weren't originally Transfer Students in SIF to this universe as if they have lived there all along.
  • Growing with the Audience: Similar to the Pokémon games in the 5th Gen onwards, this universe also tackles various mature subjects like villainous relatives (Eggman as N's uncle being a case in point), alternate dimensions, extra-dimensional apocalypses, the death of loved ones (Biological parents in this case.) and more. Though Eggman still retains his goofy larger-than-life persona his game counterpart does, he tries to kill not only N, his nephew, but also Sonic, his arch-rival, in this universe's version of "The King Returns" from Generations. There are also nods to the competitive aspects of the Pokémon games as well. For Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee fans, whether or not this universe succeeds at being darker is up to the reader.
  • Hair Decorations: Hilda, Shizuku and their future adopted daughter Yoko usually wear large bows tied to the backs of their heads while Shiori wears a hairband on top of her hair.
  • Happily Adopted: Yoko by Hilda and Shizuku and Elesis/Ellie by Tamaki and Chizuru.
  • Has Two Mommies: Yoko and Elesis/Ellie.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Natural Harmonia Blair defects from the Eggman Empire an unknown amount of time before the events of "The Ideal Hero".
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Averted!
  • Hope Spot:In "Prophecy of Failure!?", after learning that Yoko and Ellie lost the final battle against Modern Eggman, Classic Sonic promises that he will help Yoko and Ellie defeat him when the time comes and to also avert the terrifying Climate Changed future Aleena comes from as well.
  • Human Alien: In the extra-dimensional sense for Aki Momohara (My Sweet Roomies!) in the story "Aki Momohara-chan steals the spotlight!". Despite not being Fallers, the Pokémon and Tokimeki Memorial girls as well as Pastel qualify seeing as they originally came from other dimensions.
  • Human-Focused Adaptation: Considering how certain Pokémon humans are the stars of this universe, this is a given. However, it is subverted since there are also stories where the Pokémon owned by their Trainers appear due to a Pokémon Battle happening within the story.
  • Hypothetical Casting: On the FANDOM wiki for the series, the author adds his choice of who he thinks would be suitable Voice Actors/Seiyuu for the characters involved on the wiki pages for the characters.
  • I Do Not Own: The author gives credit for the Canon characters who appear in each story to their company of origin in the description of each story on Deviant Art, but averted with the characters that the author has created for this universe.
  • I Will Find You:Averted for both Hilda and Hilbert in regards to N in this continuity, since Hilbert along with Coco join N on his journey to discover his true purpose in life outside the Eggman Empire and Hilda as well as the other members of her group don't meet N until an unspecified point later on.
  • Idol Singer: Of the School Idol variety as per the Love Live! series, as mentioned by some of the characters in the main stories.
  • Improbably Female Cast: The slice of life stories play this straight. Averted for the Side Stories however.
  • In Their Own Image: What Eggman plans to do after he conquers the world.
  • Irony: This fanfic series is not only one of the more lighthearted Pokémon canons out there, but it is also the darkest (Not by much, but this AU deals with some topics that are ignored and/or isn't something that occurs in official LL! canons here and there.) Love Live! universes in existence!
  • Iyashikei: Ditto, at least for the main slice of life stories.
  • Jerkass: Eggman, though at least he isn't this to the extent Ghetsis is!
  • Joshikousei: During the high school years of the Nijigasaki Academy girls.
  • Kid Hero:Every single child or teen character! Averted for N, Hilbert and Coco, with the guys being 19 and Coco being 18.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • The Ultra Beasts that wrecked Mobius.
    • The unnamed leaders of India and Pakistan who waged a nuclear war in the future from "Prophecy of Failure!?".
  • Large Ham:
    • Eggman in the side story "The Ideal Hero".
    • Mutsuki Takamagahara in "Hilda's and Shizuku's Ice Cream Date!" when talking about being skillful at setting the stage up for Hilda's and Shizuku's previous play.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Due to her going through Ultra Space, when Mario and Sonic discover Aki in "Aki Momohara-chan steals the spotlight!", Aki doesn't remember a thing. Thankfully, she gets better, and quickly.
  • Lighter and Softer: For the main slice of life stories.
    • For the most part, this can also apply to the stories with Yoko, Ellie and Margo as the main characters.
  • Like Reality Unless Noted: For the most part, the series takes place on an alternate version of Earth from the Love Live! franchise, though locations from Sonic games also exist there. Likewise, Pokémon coexist alongside regular animals.
  • Limelight Series: The premise of the Side Story arcs, which give characters outside the main group of six featured in the Main Stories (Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori, Pastel, Risa and Emma) their chance to shine:
    • The first Side Story arc, "The Ideal Hero" stars Sonic, N and Eggman with a confrontation between the evil scientist and the heroes.
  • Limit Break: Z-Moves, which are very strong moves that can only be used by Trainers who have the appropriate Z-Crystal along with a Z-Ring.
    • Mega Evolution also counts as well.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: In addition to various characters from the Pokémon games and the main anime including Yellow from Pokémon Adventures, the Perfect Dream Project girls, the Muse and Aqours members and the Transfer Students from Love Live!, certain characters from the first, second and fourth main Tokimeki Memorial games as well as a male character from Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3 and Pastel from Twinbee, there are also characters from other franchises who make appearances in various stories and fan art for this AU including a few OCs created for this universe as well and even Donald, José/Joe and Panchito make appearances alongside Larissa.
  • Meaningful Name: Just like in Pokémon proper, Hilda's first name means "battle woman".
  • Mineral MacGuffin: The various Mega Stones as well as the Phantom Ruby.
  • Missing Mom:Yoko's mother due to her, as well as Yoko's father, both being dead.
  • Mood Whiplash: The series contrasts from Main Stories are lighthearted and funny at times in one story, but then, a Side Story arc has some serious moments or some scary/sad bit of backstory is revealed in the next and back!
  • Mon: Pokémon is one of the four franchises involved in this crossover series, after all.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Even though the fanservice is downplayed some just like Love Live! proper, in fan art on rare occasions, Hilda and Jennifer have their moments of this.
  • Multicolored Hair:
    • Like her Canon counterpart, Risa has blonde hair with pink and aqua green tips.
    • Beverly has brown hair with light blue tips.
  • Multiple Demographic Appeal: Combining various tropes from Mons series, Idol series, Dating Sims and Otome Games among other things, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
  • Myth Arc:A few major ones spanning all across the series so far:
    • The "Nijigasaki Saga", which focuses on Hilda White and her friends' journey to become School Idols while also balancing that out with bettering themselves as Pokémon Trainers while also showing various battles between the protagonists and their allies and various villains, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik being the main recurring villain.
    • The "Hinagiku Saga", which focuses on Yoko Catherine Osaka White, Elesis Kashiwagi Kousaka and Margo, with the girls establishing their own Pokémon Trainer's Club inspired by the Nijigasaki Academy Pokémon Trainer's Club some years before while Eggman and other villains continue opposing the heroines and their allies/loved ones.
    • The "Harmonia Robotnik Saga", the stories in which the focus is on Natural "N" Harmonia Blair and his struggle to adapt to the real world after defecting from the Eggman Empire with the help of various allies, especially his own heroic team, Eggman Empire White.
    • A major story arc involving the PokéLive! and Digi-iMas protagonists teaming up to battle the Dark Masters, who are out to merge the Earths of both universes.
  • Mythology Gag: There are various references to/similarity with events from official entries of the franchises involved in the crossover, which can be seen here.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The premise of certain Main Stories, just like any proper Slice of Life anime!
  • Narcissist: Mutsuki, since it's one of her personality traits in this universe, but thankfully, it only shows on occasion during the times she is trying to be funny.
  • Nature Is Not Nice: With the exception of Rina's Kartana, Ultra Beasts, at least those in other universes/dimensions, have no qualms about causing a ton of destruction.
    • Likewise, Hilda basically says that Pokémon can be dangerous in "A Trip to the Pet Shop!".
  • Never Say "Die": Usually averted, though subverted since alternate terms are used sometimes.
  • Next-Gen Fic: Even though Hilda and Shizuku as well as the other four members of their group still have a major presence in them, the stories of the so-called Hinagiku Saga focus on Yoko and her friends Ellie and Margo.
  • Nice Girl: Practically everyone in the main stories.
  • Nice Hat: Required for each of the Main Characters who are also Pokémon Trainers as part of their Trainer outfits!
  • No Antagonist: Applies to the main stories, but averted on occasion in the Side Stories and in Tokimeki Splatoon.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Unlike the regular Pokémon and Love Live! canons, Averted.
  • Official Couple: For this universe, Hilda & Shizuku, Bianca & Jennifer, Rina & Freya, Rosa & Ruby, Misty & You, Yancy & Akiru and in their early teen years, Yoko & Elesis/Ellie.
  • Olympus Mons: So far, three legendary Pokémon and a mythical (Zekrom, Kyurem, Reshiram and Zeraora) have appeared in certain stories with Groudon and Kyogre recieving mentions in others.
    • A Kartana that Rina Tennoji owns has appeared in chapter 2 of Multidimensional Dark Masters.
  • One-Gender School: Nijigasaki High is an all-girls school.
  • One-Letter Name: N, former "King" of the Eggman Empire turned hero who now leads a group called Eggman Empire White/Team Plasma, who oppose Eggman.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: N or N-kun for well, N.
  • Original Character:
    • Yoko Catherine Osaka White, a 10 year old girl who is adopted by Hilda and Shizuku when the latter are in their early 20s.
    • In addition, Elesis Kashiwagi Kousaka, Yoko's best friend who becomes her girlfriend in a story that takes place during their early teen years.
    • Larissa dos Santos, a girl who was originally from Brazil who warms up to Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori and Pastel quickly once she meets them.
    • Michaela Aponi, a girl of German and Native American descent who was originally from the United States who wants to teach others in Japan about Native American culture. She also quickly befriends Rina and Freya once she meets them as well.
    • Eileen Kelly, a spunky girl originally from Ireland who befriends Emma Verde due to their shared European ancestry and origins.
    • Beverly Lynn Stephens/Osaka White, the older sister of Yoko.
    • Aleena, a redhead who lives in a world wracked by the devestation of Climate Change.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Ultra Beasts, at least in other dimensions, since they are a menace to other life forms.
  • Pig Latin: Mutsuki uses this in "Hilda's and Shizuku's Ice Cream Date!" when she tells Pastel to not kiss her in public.
  • Pokémon Speak: Averted, with the Pokémon implied as using more realistic sounds in-universe.
  • Previously On: The second, third and fourth parts of the Side Story arcs have some narration describing what happened in previous parts, and the same applies to part two onwards of crossover arcs and other multi-part stories.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt:
    • Despite being more of a tomboy typically, Hilda wears pantyhose with her Nijigasaki High uniform on school days to show her girly side.
    • Even though her Nijigasaki High uniform averts this trope, Shizuku's Pokémon Trainer outfit fulfills this trope, since she wears pantyhose with the outfit.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hilda, Shizuku, Risa, N, Coco, Yuri, Kasumi, Jennifer and Yoko.
  • Reality Ensues: Like his canon counterpart, it takes the defeats of both Eggman and Zekrom to have N realize that his beliefs were wrong.
  • Redemption Rejection: Similar to The King Returns from Pokémon Generations, N tells Eggman that Pokémon and Humans can achieve great things together, but Eggman calls his speech boring, then decides to command Black Kyurem to destroy his arch enemies with a Fusion Bolt, but Sonic and N get to live another day thanks to the efforts of Hilbert, Coco, Ai and a Reshiram Hilda and Shizuku co-own.
  • Related in the Adaptation: While School Idol Festival or All Stars doesn't say anything about Ai Miyashita possibly being related to Coco Miyashita, they are cousins in this canon.
  • The Rival: Just like in ALL STARS, the PDP members are rivals to each other.
  • Rule 50
  • Schoolgirl Series: The main slice of life stories during the teen years of the protagonists. Averted for the stories that take place during the adult years of the protagonists and their allies.
  • Second Year Protagonist: Hilda, one of the main members of the Nijigasaki High Pokémon Trainer's Club.
  • Seinen: Of the lighthearted variety for the main slice of life stories.
  • Series Fic: In addition to the various stories being part of a universe all their own, this universe, alongside Wonder DigiIdolmaster, makes up a portion of the IdolMon Multiverse, a series of fanfics/fan art for crossovers between mons series and idol series.
  • Serious Business: Pokémon Battles, of course! At least amongst those who become Trainers.
  • Ship Sinking: Ferris Wheel Shipping, due to Hilda falling in love with Shizuku and N taking a liking to Hilbert and eventually Coco.
  • Ship Tease: Between Pastel and Mutsuki Takamagahara in "Hilda's and Shizuku's Ice Cream Date!".
    • Between N and Hilbert in the Side Story "The Ideal Hero Part 1" with Hilbert hugging N.
    • Between Hilda and Shizuku in "Shizuku's Confession" with Hilda and Shizuku becoming girlfriends at that point.
  • Shōnen: Only applies to the Side Stories.
  • Short-Lived Leadership: Eggman and N conquer Japan after N defeats the Prime Minister in a Pokémon Battle, but once Sonic along with Hilbert and Coco defeated both, Japan returned to normal with neither Robotnik becoming Supreme Leader of Japan in the end.
  • Shout-Out: Not only are there references to various fictional franchises old and new, but also ones to official entries in the franchises involved in the crossover, a list of which can be seen here.
  • Slice of Life: The premise of the Main Stories. Averted with the Side Story arcs and major crossover arcs, which have Pokémon-on-Pokémon action through Pokémon Battles as their usual premise instead.
  • Spanner in the Works: Hilbert and Coco befriending N causes the latter to leave the Eggman Empire, causing N to realize that everything Eggman has ever said to him was a lie as well as Eggman losing an ally much stronger than even Metal Sonic who would have basically been the Pokémon Trainer equivalent of a super soldier.
  • Spin-Off:
    • Tokimeki PokéLive! And Twinbee Side Stories, a series of Shonen action style stories with appearances from male characters from the Pokémon franchise and appearances from different male video game characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog in addition to characters such as Coco Miyashita and Ai Miyashita getting to play the role of heroines, at least temporarily, for example. Despite the moniker, the arcs are Canon to this universe.
    • Tokimeki Splatoon, an AU which is also a collab between the writer and a friend of his, Serene-Rainfall, which has stories that are darker than the usual Tokimeki PokéLive! and Twinbee fare with Yoko's and Marie's kidnapping in one story and even Hilda getting beaten up and bloodied slightly by a villain from the Splatoon games when rescuing Yoko and Marie in another!
    • The upcoming Tokimeki PokéLive! and Twinbee:Boy's Side, which will be similar to the Main Stories which are lighthearted Slice of Life affairs and focuses on idols, but with nothing but male characters, both versions of canonical Pokémon male characters alongside original male characters created exclusively for this universe.
  • Spiritual Antithesis: The series is this to Pokémon Origins and Pokémon Generations. While all three are aimed at an older audience complete with darker/more mature moments, on the other hand, PokéLive! also balances the darker/edgier stuff out with lighthearted stories along with humorous scenes and cuesty ship teasing/romance aplenty in a sharp contrast to the completely serious angle of Origins and Generations, and the fan art for PokéLive! is typically drawn in cutesy art styles, including the Love Live! art style itself on rare occasions compared to the typical Pokémon styled art of Origins and the harder edged Shonen styled art of Generations.
  • Story Arc: Averted for the slice of life styled stories, but played straight for the Side Stories.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Hilda and her mom Staci.
    • Likewise, Hilda and Yoko.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Hilda, Rosa and Leaf.
  • Super Mode: Just like Pokémon proper, Mega Evolution (Also called Mega Idolization on occasion.) is a temporary boost to the strength of certain Pokémon that lasts until either a successful battle is over or a Pokémon faints.
  • Surprise Creepy: Certain things qualify, but the grand champion by far is the backstory of the Knothole Freedom Fighters in "Planet Mobius, Destroyed but Never Forgotten!?".
  • Take Over the World: Eggman's ultimate goal, as always.
  • Time Travel: Happens a few times in the series.
  • Tomboy: Hilda and Pastel by virtue of being Hilda and Pastel. Jennifer and Mutsuki also have shades of this. In addition, Yuri Mido, Fuu Saiki, Ryo Aikawa and others are tomboys, too.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Hilda and Shizuku, Jennifer and Bianca and Pastel and Mutsuki.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Hilda, Jennifer and Pastel.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Love Live! and Tokimeki Memorial characters who decide to take up Pokémon Training.
    • Rina freakin' Tennoji, the only character with an Ultra Beast as one of her Pokémon, namely Kartana!
  • Trapped in Another World: Aki was originally from the world that the mobile Visual Novel My Sweet Roomies! takes place in, but an Ultra Wormhole appeared, sucking her in before she could get away, and after a quick trip through Studiopolis Zone, she ends up in this version of the Love Live! universe where she quickly becomes friends with Ayumu Uehara, and where she will become a School Idol alongside the others, happily accepting her new life.
  • Truer to the Text: While liberties are taken here and there, the various stories are quite faithful to everything that's adapted, especially to the Pokémon games.
  • 20 Minutes into the Past: Yoko, Ellie and Margo have traveled back in time a few years to the present day of the series before in certain stories.
  • Ultimate Universe: Takes characters and elements from various canons of the franchises involved and has them all in the same universe while also having it's own unique characters exclusive to itself.
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The Main Stories make this a lighthearted comedy series, and then the Ultra Beasts attack another world, and destroy it in the process in "Planet Mobius, Destroyed but Never Forgotten!?".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: N, at first.
    • Eggman, since certain events in his past caused him to think that the world would be better off if he was in control.
  • Wham Shot: In "The Ideal Hero", while seeing Reshiram save Sonic and N was expected, seeing Hilbert and especially Coco Miyashita and Ai Miyashita commanding Hilda's and Shizuku's Reshiram was not.
    • From the same story, seeing Sonic cornered by Eggman's Black Kyurem alongside N.
  • Wham Episode: "Planet Mobius, Destroyed, but Never Forgotten!?".
    • "A Somber Mother's Day!?", since it reveals how Yoko's biological parents died before she was adopted by Hilda and Shizuku in addition to revealing the fate of this version of Daisy, the Tokimeki Memorial Girls Side 2 protagonist.
    • "Prophecy of Failure!?", as mentioned in certain tropes above.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After "School Trainer Festival MASTERS!", Scottie and Bettie from Pokémon Masters never appear in any other story.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: "A Nostgic Daydream!" has Shizuku remembering the day she moved to Tokyo in the form of a flashback before her, Hilda and Shiori go to Kasumi's place to meet Akiha Yuki, the latter being from the mobile game Tokimeki Idol.
  • World of Badass: For the most part.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Shizuku, like her canon counterpart.
  • Yin-Yang Clash: Invoked in the final battle of Sonic and Hilbert vs. Eggman and N in Eggman's Castle/N's Fortress in this universe's take on the events of Pokémon Black and White. While the battle is close, Sonic and Hilbert barely won in the end.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Some Examples.
    • N has tea green colored hair.
    • Yuri and Coco have magentaish hair. Margo has magenta colored hair as well.
    • The tips of Risa's hair are pink and aqua green but the rest of her hair is otherwise the fairly normal blonde.
    • Rina has pink hair.
    • Freya and Ellie have blue hair.
    • Kasumi has green hair.
    • Shiori has red hair, but it's not the orange color actual redheads have in real life.
    • Pastel has reddish magenta hair.
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