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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 Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS and Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club-like 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.

Even though there may not be any blood or onscreen deaths like in School Idol Days, PokéLive! is still one of the darkest pieces of Love Live! and by extension, TokiMemo and Twinbee media out there due to the author taking inspiration from Darker and Edgier Pokémon media like Origins, Generations and the Adventures manga!

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 contain examples of:

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  • '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 Dye-Job:This version of Rina has pink eyes that match her hair color rather than the yellowish tan eyes Canon!Rina has.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • While "The King Returns" from Generations leaves the outcome of the battle teased at the end ambiguous, "The Ideal Hero" part 2 actually shows Reshiram winning against Black Kyurem!
    • We get to see Risa build up her confidence to start running again to the point where she is accepted into the Nijigasaki Track Team!
  • 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.
      • Likewise, while Shizuku is only a Genki Girl during songs that she sings with the other two members of the A•ZU•NA subunit of PERFECT Dream Project in SIF ALL STARS, in PokéLive!, Shizuku is also portrayed as being somewhat of a genki girl outside PDP, though a bit downplayed compared to Hilda's excitable personality in this continuity.
  • 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, though Naoto's counterpart in this universe finally appears in "A Tokimeki Christmas Party!".
    • 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, though the ALL STARS protagonist is alluded to in "The Legend of Rainbow-chan!", and the ALL STARS protagonist finally makes her debut in "Introducing Anata!".
  • 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.
  • After the End:Aleena's time, where climate change has made most of the Earth, except for the polar regions and the surrounding tundra, uninhabitable due to excessive heat and desertification.
  • 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 and on the FANDOM wiki for the series as well as the author's Toyhou.se page, at least for the Original Characters created 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.
    • Hilda's mention of the events of Red, Blue and Yellow (As well as FireRed and LeafGreen), Gold, Silver and Crystal (As well as HeartGold and SoulSilver), Emerald in particular for Hoenn (Due to Hilda mentioning that Brendan battled both Team Magma and Team Aqua.) and Platinum (Since she mentions that Lucas defeated Cyrus with the help of Cynthia in the Distortion World.) in "If At First You Don't Succeed..." implies that at least the events of the GB/GBC, GBA and DS Main Series Pokémon games happened in the world her and Bianca originally came from.
    • Though some details are different, the fact that N awakens the Tao Dragon that opposes the one Hilbert and Coco awaken, N defecting from the Eggman Empire and the Eggman Empire splitting into two factions, one led by Eggman and the other by N, shows that the events of the two pairs of Unova-based Pokémon games also happen in this universe.
    • The fact that Nijigasaki as well as Otonokizaka and Uranohoshi have Pokémon Trainer's Clubs in this continuity whereas there aren't any Pokémon across the various Love Live! anime or in School Idol Festival/ALL STARS to speak of.
  • 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 ALL STARS.
  • Alternate Universe Fic:The series basically answers the questions "What if Hilda was a member of PERFECT Dream Project?" and "What if Shizuku and Ayumu among other certain School Idols took up Pokémon Training?".
  • Ambiguously Brown: Played straight with Crystal, due to her being from a fantasy world.
  • Amusement Park: Nimabasa City has an amusement park, just like in the Pokémon games, in "A Nostalgic Double Battle!".
  • Animesque: The fan art for the series is typically drawn in various anime artstyles, due to the source material having anime like artstyles.
  • 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, the alternate version of the world TokiMemo 1 takes place in where Mio and Yoshio are a couple seemingly based on the audio drama that appears in "Way of the Naganadel!", Planet Mel back in Pastel's dimension, the unnamed world Míriel Regenfall 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 Extra: Just like Shizuku, Emma and Kanata (Who started out as girls on N rarity cards in the original School Idol Festival) in SIF ALL STARS proper, Coco, Yuri and Ranpha (In this continuity anyway) are more fleshed out, are also main protagonists (Alongside Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori, Pastel, Risa, Emma, N, Hilbert and Ai) and also catch legendaries.
  • 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.
  • Avengers, Assemble!:
    • N and Modern Sonic team up with Hilbert, Coco and Ai to battle Modern Eggman during the "Ideal Hero" story arc.
    • There are times when the Nijigasaki Pokémon Trainer's Club, the Higashi Pokémon Trainer's Club and even the Hinagiku Pokémon Trainer's Club have teamed up, case in point, crossover arcs such as "Multidimensional Dark Masters".
  • 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.
  • Big Damn Heroes:Similar to a scene from "The King Returns", Hilbert, Coco and Ai ride in on Hilda's and Shizuku's Reshiram in part 1 of the "Ideal Hero" arc, and save N and Sonic from a Fusion Bolt from the fused Kyurem.
  • Bishōnen: N. Need we say more? In addition, the other male human characters from the Boy's Side stories count as well.
  • Bishoujo Series: Considering all the cute girls from the four franchises involved, this is a given!
  • Braids of Action: Crystal has a braided ponytail, and she's a swordswoman for/commander of the Ninth Brigade of the Royal Army of Mirstone.
  • 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.
  • Breaking Old Trends: In general, while it is faithful to the franchises involved, at the same time, the series is willing to try new things regarding the setting. For example:
    • The series is a Lighter and Softer Pokémon entry while it is also a Darker and Edgier Love Live!, TokiMemo and Twinbee action/adventure series.
    • While all official Love Live! media tends to have male characters appear as only minor background characters who aren't important to the plot or they don't exist in-universe at all, PokéLive! on the other hand has male characters coexisting alongside the female characters in-universe even if they only interact with each other outside their respective schools (Nijigasaki, Otonokizaka, Uranohoshi and Hinagiku for the girls and Higashi for the guys.) or when teaming up against various antagonists/villains in certain stories/arcs.
      • In addition, the existence of the faithful-to-the-actiony-nature-of-Pokémon-at-times Side Story arcs and other arcs/stories focused on Pokémon Battles makes this the first ever Love Live! Shonen-ish Action/Adventure entry too!
    • On the Pokémon side of things, the series is a crossover that also involves Love Live!, TokiMemo and Twinbee when most other Pokémon fan crossovers tend to usually involve other video game series and/or Shonen anime series, especailly other Nintendo franchises and/or Mons series.
      • Also on the Pokémon side of things, in regards to Hilda, ChessShipping or FerrisWheelShipping are the pairings touched upon in other fics that usually involve her, but in this universe, Hilda is paired with Shizuku, with the pairing being called HiZuku or WhiteTheatreShipping, with Hilda x Shizuku also being both a Crossover Ship as well as a Yuri pairing to boot!
      • Also on the Pokémon side, this series has Slice of Life type Main Stories, which are more like Love Live!, complete with scenes of Moe styled cuteness during said stories while How I Became a Pokémon Card is a Slice of Life series, it is the only official Pokémon entry that is wholly Slice of Life styled and no official Pokemon entry is entirely focused on moe kawaii cuteness since most Pokémon entries outside the games are actiony type anime/manga series.
    • On the Tokimeki Memorial side, while the official entries of both the Standard Branch and Girl's Side Branch of the series as well as most fan material have the Main and GS characters residing in seperate worlds, in this universe, the characters from the Main TokiMemo games and the GS games live side by side in the same world.
  • Broad Strokes:
    • The plot of Pokémon Black and White is more or less the same in this continuity, except that Coco is the female protagonist rather than Hilda, Sonic assists Hilbert and Coco during their journey and Eggman is the one who manipulates N into helping him rather than Ghetsis.
    • The backstory of PERFECT Dream Project is the same, but this version of the group adds Hilda, Shiori, Pastel, Lillie and Freya among other non-Love Live! characters.
  • Call a Hit Point a "Smeerp":A non-video game example, in addition to "Evolution" as in Pokémon, Pokémon Evolution is also referred to as "Idolization" and "Pokémon Idolization", Idolization/Idolize/Idolzing being a term that originated from the original School Idol Festival game when someone idolzes two of the same card to make it stronger.
  • 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 Idolmaster 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!".
    • The members of A-RISE and Saint Snow both appear in "Zekrom, The Dragon King!", though unforunately for them, their Pokémon are easily defeated by Zekrom!
    • Cordelia from Fire Emblem Awakening, or at least, a version of her that lives in modern times, and an alternate version of Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 make an appearance in "Redhead Mania!".
    • Gloria and The Wachowskis (Tom and Maddie) appear in "A Tokimeki Christmas Party!".
    • Elio (The male protagonist of the Alola based Pokémon games.) appears in the prologue of the "Rainbow Rocket Project" arc.
  • 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.
  • Canon Immigrant: Due to this continuity being an adaptation of the Pokémon games, the versions of Risa and Margo native to this universe count.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: The Boy's Side stories.
  • 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.
  • Childhood Friends:
    • As in Pokémon Black and White, Hilda and Hilbert with Bianca and Cheren.
    • As in SIF ALL STARS and the Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club anime, Ayumu Uehara and Yuu Takasaki.
    • As in TokiMemo 1, Shiori and Naoto.
    • As in the Sonic series, Sonic and Tails as well as their Classic counterparts.
  • Chromosome Casting: As a whole, averted in comparison to most Love Live! media! But zigzagged due to some stories having only female characters (Or male characters) physically appearing in them.
  • 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 Nod: Some examples:
  • 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.
  • Costume Porn:Is mostly seen in fanart for the series, in which the female characters have worn multiple outfits across various pics, just like the various outfits seen in multiple cards in both School Idol Festival and ALL STARS.
  • 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!
  • Crisis Crossover:Applies to crossover arcs such as "Multidimensional Dark Masters!".
  • 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.
  • Cultural Cross-Reference:Though there are mostly shoutouts to other pieces of Japanese media due to PokéLive! being based on 4 diffferent franchises which originated in Japan, there are a few shoutouts to Western media since the writer of the series is from the United States.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: As mentioned above, Eggman hands one using N's Zekrom to the Pokémon of Tsubasa, Erena, Anju, Sarah and Leah in "Zekrom, The Dragon King!".
  • 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.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Applies to a few characters who originate from Pokémon, Love Live!, and TokiMemo, such as Hilbert, who has brown hair and brown eyes, Yuri Mido, who has magenta colored hair and eyes, this version of Rina Tennoji who has pink hair and eyes and Shiori Fujisaki, who has red hair and red eyes.
  • Damsel in Distress:Even though the series avoids this trope usually, here are a few examples:
    • Yuu in "Introducing Anata!" when Eggman appears and shoots her sunglasses with a laser gun, with the doctor daring Yuu to have a Pokémon Battle with his latest SWATbot model despite Yuu not being a Pokémon Trainer! Thankfully, Hilda's and Shiori's Pokémon make short work of the robot.
    • Margo in "A Friend Indeed", which also doubles as an origin story for the friendship between her and Classic Sonic and in addition, has a Mythology Gag to a scene near the beginning of Pokémon:The Power of Us where Margo is cornered by the local bullies while hurriedly trying to get somewhere (In The Power of Us, a boy around Margo's age throws a lemon at her with Ash catching it and his Pikachu defeats a Phanpy one of the boys owns while in the story, a younger teenage bully throws a lid from a package of ice cream that tipped over and fell on the ground at Margo but Classic Sonic kicks the lid and quickly defeats a Phanpy one of the girls owns.).
    • Yoko was kidnapped by an antagonist from one of the Splatoon games in a Tokimeki Splatoon story. Thankfully, she is saved by Hilda near the end of the story.
  • Dark Fic: Despite the series appearing lighthearted and fun on the surface just like regular Love Live! due to the Main Stories, the stories/arcs can and do get dark at times, as the Nightmare Fuel and Fridge Horror sections of the entries for the series as well as certain entries on this very page can attest to!
  • Darker and Edgier:Oh so much! Especially when compared to the ultra lighthearted Love Live!, TokiMemo and Twinbee franchises proper. At times, it even pushes the envelope compared to certain Pokémon games, them already having darker, more complex storylines and characters to begin with! Some examples.
    • In the Side Stories and certain Special Stories.
    • 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!
    • Like Pokémon Black and White and unlike regular Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee, the series also dabbles into more philosohpical topics/issues like whether or not Pokémon should be modified by humans, as seen in stories like "Cretaceous Hunters and Pennsylvanian Giants, Oh My!".
  • 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.
  • Denser and Wackier: Despite the humor (mostly) being more in line with the kind of humor found in a moe Seinen anime, the Main Stories are certainly more humorous than most Pokémon media.
  • Deuteragonist:While the series-wide story has a varied cast, N and his group/team get as much focus as Hilda and Shizuku's group as well as Yoko, Ellie and Margo (as well as Kasumi and Osako to some extent) getting the spotlight in the Hinagiku based stories.
  • Disappeared Dad: Played straight for practically every character.
  • Distaff Counterpart: The "Boy's Side" stories and related story arcs focus on the human male characters from Pokémon and TokiMemo GS along with male OCs in contrast to the normal PokéLive! stories, the latter of which are focused on the girls instead.
  • The Dragon: Metal Sonic to Eggman and in turn, Eggman to N during the latter's Eggman Empire days.
  • Drama Bomb: Even though PokéLive! appears to be a lighthearted series on the surface and in fact, still keeps the fun/optimistic tone of Love Live! and Tokimeki Memorial, but oh man, compared to the School Idol Project and Sunshine anime, and even more so to School Idol Festival and ALL STARS as well as the Nijigasaki anime, PokéLive! has much more bits of drama in it's stories at times!
    • The events of the original Pokémon Black and White are essentially a Darkest Hour for this version of Shizuku's World.
    • An Ultra Beast invasion has destroyed an alternate version of Mobius.
    • Yoko's (And possibly Ellie's) bioligical parents are dead! Thankfully, both girls have wonderful mothers who adoped them.
    • In a possible future, Climate Change brings down modern civilization in most of the world.
      • Not only that, the future Aleena hails from was caused by Yoko's and Ellie's defeat at the hands of Eggman.
    • As part of her backstory, Shizuku didn't trust N at first, even though he has already joined the side of the good guys by that time.
    • N and Eggman have a disagreement over whether or not Pokémon should be modified in "Cretaceous Hunters and Pennsylvanian Giants, Oh My!".
  • 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, in tune with the style of the Side Stories from the original LL! SIF. 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 and Higashi High is the all-male school version.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Ultra Beasts just like in Pokémon proper, despite simply being Pokémon from strange pocket universes.
  • 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.
  • The Epic
  • Eternal Engine: The Titanic Monarch, where the battle that determines the fate of the Earth is fought between the Tao Dragons, in addition to it being a mech Eggman wants to use to project the power of the Eggman Empire worldwide.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: A special armor for N's Zekrom that Eggman creates for it in "Zekrom, The Dragon King!" is described as having the appearance of a samurai.
  • 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.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe:Azure wears a pink sheer/see-through spandex undergarment under her black sleeveless minidress as part of a variant of her casual/default outfit.
  • 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.
  • Fusion Fic: Combines the general lightheartedness of Love Live! with the darker aspects of Pokémon media such as the main games, Adventures, Origins and Generations and in addition, TokiMemo and Twinbee in general. On the story side of things, the series combines slice of life style one shots with multipart action/adventure oriented arcs.
  • The Future: The near future to be precise, as seen in the stories that involve Yoko and her friends.
  • Genre Mashup:The series is a conbination of Mons, the Idol Genre, Yuri, Slice of Life and action/adventure!
  • Girly Girl: Shizuku, Shiori, Bianca, Koyuki, Rina, Ayumu, Rebecca and Freya among others.
  • The Ghost:
    • Ash Ketchum has been mentioned in "Risa's and Emma's Double Trouble!?", though he has never made an appearance in any PokéLive! story. Red, Ethan, Brendan and Lucas have also only been mentioned and have not made a physical appearance so far, an example being "If At First You Don't Succeed...".
    • Alder gets a mention on Hilda's page on the FANDOM wiki for the series, but hasn't made an appearance, not even in a flashback scene of any kind.
    • Ayumu's Childhood Friend (The Player Character of SIF ALL STARS), or at least, the concept of her, is mentioned in "The Legend of Rainbow-chan!", though she finally makes her PokéLive! debut in "Introducing Anata!".
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: Hilda, Risa, Emma, Jennifer, Cheren and N.
  • Gotta Catch Them All:Surprisingly averted due to none of the characters going on traditional Pokémon journeys in the series with the sole exceptions of Hilbert and Coco, who journeyed in Unova during the time that Hilda, Shizuku, Shiori and Pastel were still students at Otonokizaka High.
  • Gratuitous Italian: At the end of "The Problem with Running!", Risa and Emma tell each other "Ti amo" ("I love you").
    • Emma says "Eccellente" ("Excellent") in "Risa's and Emma's Double Trouble!?".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Friendship:
    • As always with anything Pokémon, the bond between a Pokémon and it's human Trainer is on display in certain stories.
    • Hilda's friendship with Modern Sonic and likewise, Yoko's friendship with Classic Sonic.
    • Shizuku's friendship with Rock (Mega Man), a Robot Master, as seen in "Singin' in the Rain!".
  • Irony: This fanfic series is not only one of the more lighthearted Pokémon canons out there, but it is also one of, if not, the darkest 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:
    • Metal Sonic in the "Maximum Metal" story arc.
    • 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! Just like most of his counterparts!
    • 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.
    • James in "Risa's and Emma's Double Trouble!?".
  • 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: While PokéLive! is at least one of the darkest Love Live!, TokiMemo and Twinbee continuities and certainly has a more mature running compared to most Pokémon continuities, it still has the optimistic, fun-filled tone that LL! and Tokimeki Memorial are known for, the Main Stories can be humorous at times and even better, the likes of Ghetsis, Motherbeast Lusamine (Though at least Original SuMo!Lusamine is remorseful of her actions during the Ultra Deep Sea incident.), Team Cipher and Hunter J, the most vile Pokémon villains, are nowhere to be found! Other examples include:
    • 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.
  • Massively Multiplayer Crossover: In addition to this crossover having μs, Aqours and the Nijigasaki girls in the same time frame concurrently just like SIF ALL STARS, the series is also a crossover between Pokémon, Love Live!, Tokimeki Memorial and Twinbee in addition to characters from other Nintendo, Bushiroad and Konami franchises making appearances from time to time along with characters outside the Nintendo/Bushiroad/Konami sphere appearing as well!
  • 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.
    • Yuu has black hair with green tips.
    • Crystal has hot pink hair with forest green 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!

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  • 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, Margo and Sara as well as Beverly and Azure, who are Yoko's and Ellie's older sister respectively.
  • 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, Special Stories, the major crossover arcs and in Tokimeki Splatoon.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Unlike the regular Pokémon and Love Live! canons, Averted.
  • Non-Lethal K.O.: The goal of every Pokémon Battle, as usual.
  • 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 two mythical Pokémon (Zekrom, Kyurem, Reshiram, Zeraora and Darkrai) have appeared in certain stories with Groudon, Kyogre and Mewtwo 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, like it's canon version.
    • Hinagiku Elementary is also an all-girls school like Nijigasaki.
    • Higashi High is an all-boys 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.
  • One-Shot Fic: The Main Stories are episodic and self-contained, though info that's important to the plot is revealed sometimes. The Special Stories are this as well, though they tie in more to the ongoing arc of the series rather than being self-contained Slice of Life style stories the Main Stories are.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • N or N-kun for well, N.
    • Ellie or Ellie-chan for Elesis.
  • 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 who is also a couple with Azure.
    • Aleena, a redhead who lives in a world wracked by the devestation of Climate Change.
    • Eugene Thomas, a pink haired teen boy who is also a student at Higashi High.
    • Crystal Spada, a young elven woman from Mirstone, a vilage that was attacked by monsters in the "Duels with Swords!" Side Story arc.
    • Azure Kashiwagi Kousaka, Ellie's older sister who is also a couple with Beverly, and who is a year older than her as well.
  • Original Generation: Some examples:
    • The Hinagiku Elementary Pokémon Trainer's Club and School Idol Club.
    • The Higashi High Pokémon Trainer's Club and School Idol Club.
    • The Nijigasaki High Pokémon Trainer's Club.
    • The Otonokizaka High Pokémon Trainer's Club.
    • The Uranohoshi Girls' High Pokémon Trainer's Club.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Ultra Beasts, at least in other dimensions, since they are a menace to other life forms.
  • Precision F-Strike: Though only minor swears are used so far, the words "Damn", "Hell" and "Asshole" are seen in certain stories as well as the "Multidimensional Dark Masters" story arc.
  • 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.
  • Recycled In Space:
    • It's School Idol Festival/ALL STARS, but with Pokémon and also at times, a darker/more mature plot ala Adventures/PokéSpe, Origins and Generations!
    • It's the Pokémon games, the Unova duology in particular, but with School Idols and partially as a Lighter and Softer moe Seinen-ish Slice of Life series!
  • 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.
  • Retcon:
    • The events of Pokémon BW1, at least, from the time N's Castle rises out of the ground to the ending, where N rides on the opposing dragon to parts unknown take place in Shizuku's World, albeit with some minor differences, as stated elsewhere on this page.
    • The events of SIF ALL STARS also take place here, although Hilda, Lillie and Freya alongside certain other girls also become PERFECT Dream Project members in this continuity.
    • In this universe, Eggman was the creator of the Mega Stones, unlike in the Pokémon games, where no one has been revealed to be the creator of them so far.
  • The Rival: Just like in ALL STARS, the PDP members are rivals to each other.
  • Rule 50
  • Rule of Funny/ Rule of Romantic/ Rule of Drama:Like normal TokiMemo as well as the Girl's Side games, PokéLive! has an equal blend of all three, though the drama is upped some in the Side Stories, Special Stories and the crossover arcs and was especially upped at times in Tokimeki Splatoon.
  • 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.
  • Sensei-chan:Kasumi Asou and for a genderflipped example, Chikara Osako.
  • 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.
    • Between this universe's version of Cordelia and Pyra in "Redhead Mania!".
  • 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.
  • Shown Their Work: In spades, from all the references and nods (famous and obscure) to the franchises involved to how faithful the mechanics of the Pokémon Battles are to those in the games.
    • Bonus points for the fact that the author mentions that Sonic and Eggman battled before the events of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game on Eggman's page on the FANDOM wiki for the series.
  • 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.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: While there are certainly some darker moments scattered throughout the series and N's backstory is pretty much the same as it is in the Unova based Pokémon games (Though at least N's ideals were simply warped by Eggman, a hammy scientist who also manages to be a cartoonish villain instead of his PokéLive! counterpart also experiencing Ghetsis's abusive ways and derogatory names that he was called that his Canon counterpart had to endure.), various Main Stories as well as the Side Story arcs have strong examples of The Power of Love and The Power of Friendship on display, and since the series takes place on the Love Live! version of Earth, there are also lots of lighthearted activities such as School Idols and an Iyashikei-like tone for the Main Stories that also allows Tokimeki Memorial-ish romance to flourish not to mention the potential for humor and the Side Story arcs and crossover arcs and other action/adventure oriented arcs such as "Hilda and Setsuna Yuki:Maximum Metal" show that good always triumphs over evil, thus placing PokéLive! firmly on the Idealistic end of the scale.
  • 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/adventure 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!
    • Tokimeki PokéLive! and Twinbee:Boy's Side, which is similar to the Main Stories and with Side Story arcs of it's own but with nothing but male characters, both versions of canonical Pokémon and Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 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.
  • Spiritual Successor: In a way, to Pokémon Origins and Pokémon Generations since this continuity is more faithful to the Pokémon games, the series is aimed at older teen/adult fans of Pokémon and Love Live! and the stories/backstory can get quite dark at times.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Crossover:Even though the series is promoted by the writer as a general Pokémon, Love Live!, TokiMemo and Twinbee crossover, the series mostly stars the main characters from the Unova based games (Especially those from the first Pokémon Black and White, minus Ghetsis.), Risa and Margo from the Pokémon anime movie The Power of Us, the Nijigasaki girls, certain characters from TokiMemo 1 and 2 and Pastel from the Twinbee games along with 5 different OCs the author created for the stories of the Hinagiku Saga (Yoko, Elesis/Ellie, Sara, Beverly and Azure).
  • Story Arc: Averted for the slice of life styled stories, but played straight for the Side Stories, crossovers and other action/adventure oriented stories.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Hilda and her mom Staci.
    • Likewise, Hilda and Yoko.
  • 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.
  • Team Rocket Wins: Eggman and N briefly took over Japan thanks to the defeat of Japan's Prime Minister, mirroring Alder's defeat to N during the events of BW1, though Hilbert and Coco won against the doctor and his nephew sometime after. In a possible future, Eggman actually defeats the Pokémon of Yoko and Ellie during their final battle as well.
  • 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.
  • To Be a Master: Hilbert aspires to be this in terms of Pokémon and Hilda is this in regards to the Battle Subway back in Unova before she ended up in Shizuku's World while the teen characters (As well as Yoko, Ellie and Margo) aspire to be this in terms of School Idols and Shizuku wishes to be this as a professional Theatre actress someday.
  • Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe
  • 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.
  • Up to Eleven: In terms of plot, compared to Pokémon Generations V-VII, PokéLive! has not one, not even two, but THREE potential apocalypses, two of which have to be stopped by the various protagonists which threaten Shizuku's world, mentioned throughout the series, and the plot can get even darker than those games at times!
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Valentine's Day Episodes: "A Chocolate Surprise!", where Hilda asks Kanata to make some homemade chocolates for her to give to Shizuku due to not knowing how to make homemade candy.
  • 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!?".
  • Waxing Lyrical: In "The Origin (Of the Nijigasaki Pokémon Trainer's Club)!", Hilda mentions something about "Being the best, like no one ever was!".
  • 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.
    • "Zekrom, The Dragon King!", which shows how powerful the Eggman Empire has gotten in the leadup to the finale of this universe's take on the Pokémon Black and White games, where Eggman uses N's Zekrom to handily defeat the Pokémon of the members of the School Idol groups A-RISE and Saint Snow.
    • "Cretaceous Hunters and Pennsylvanian Giants, Oh My!" which shows that Eggman revives Genesect in this universe, just like Scientist Dudley did in the games and also reveals that his grandfather, Gerald Robotnik was the creator of Mewtwo in this universe rather than it being the creation of an independent scientist (As in the games)/Team Rocket (As in the main anime).
  • 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.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Quite a few:
    • It's implied that the events of Pokémon Black and White happened in Shizuku Osaka's world (Earth), but with the additions of Sonic and Coco aiding Hilbert and Eggman being the true mastermind behind the deception of N rather than Ghetsis.
      • Just like the original games, Hilbert and Hilda are best friends with Bianca and Cheren and both befriend (And in the case of Hilbert as well as Coco, fall in love with.) N.
      • N awakens and befriends the first dragon (Zekrom in this case) while the protagonist(s) (Hilbert and Coco) awaken and befriend Reshiram, the opposite dragon, in the Titanic Monarch.
      • Eggman takes the hero and heroine on after N loses to them, just like how Ghetsis does to Hilbert or Hilda in the original games.
      • Though the hero and heroine join him, N goes on a journey elsewhere after Eggman's defeat.
    • Like the original School Idol Festival, Shizuku and certain other students originally went to Otonokizaka High.
    • Like Team Plasma in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the Eggman Empire splits into two different factions, one with N as the leader and one with Eggman as the leader, who oppose each other.
      • Though an adaptation of "The King Returns" from Pokémon Generations, N confronts Eggman with some help just like he does to Ghetsis in BW2.
    • Similar to SIF ALL STARS, μs, Aqours and PERFECT Dream Project are all School Idol groups in the same span on time.
      • Also like SIF ALL STARS, this version of PDP also has more than 9 members with the additions of certain Pokémon and Tokimeki Memorial girls in addition to Pastel from Twinbee.
    • "Gemstone of Illusion" is similar to the plot of the story "Altered States" from Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 101, complete with the characters experiencing alternate realities and one of the characters knowing the truth, and as a result, breaking the illusions.
    • The first part of the "Ideal Hero" Side Story arc adapts "The King Returns" from Pokémon Generations while parts 2-4 expand on it, complete with a battle between Reshiram and Black Kyurem.
  • The World Is Always Doomed:The heroines (and heroes) typically have to stop various villains from destroying, or in Eggman's case, taking over the world, with a somewhat distrubing frequency despite the series being an adaptation of a lighthearted mobile Rhythm Game based on an cutesy idol anime! Some examples:
    • Eggman is always trying to take over the world, but thankfully, the good guys have stopped him so far (with one exception ...)
    • Infinite wants to destroy Shizuku's World using an army of Ultra Beasts, and the heroes/heroines will have to be ready to stop him when the time comes.
    • The Dark Masters wish to merge the worlds that PokéLive! and Digi-iMas take place in during the "Multidimensional Dark Masters" arc, and the heroes/heroines of both worlds must team up to stop them.
  • 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. Sara also has the same red hair color as Shiori.
    • Pastel has reddish magenta hair.
    • Cordelia and Pyra have a similar shade of maroonish hair.
    • Similar to Risa, Ayumu's friend (The SIF ALL STARS protagonist, called Anata in "Introducing Anata!", whose name has been revealed since to be Yuu) has green tips at the ends of her pigtails though the rest of her hair is the ordinary black.
    • Crystal has hot pink hair with forest green tips.
    • Azure has teal colored hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki:
    • Hilda's casual outfit has Type A sheer stockings.
    • Rina typically wears Type A black thigh high socks as part of her casual outfit as well as her winter school uniform just like her canon counterpart.
    • Just like her canon counterpart, Margo has a loose fitting pair of Type B stockings that are held up by strings as part of her default outfit.
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