Follow TV Tropes


Just For Fun / Pokepals

Go To

Pokepals is a Discord server that was created by Donovan on May 14, 2017. It has since grown to have over 150 members and spans several forms of media, including but not limited to: Kirby, Mario, Splatoon, Cards Against Humanity, The Jackbox Party Pack, Love Live!, and RWBY


  • Absentee Actor: Because of how big the server is, whenever multiplayer games are played, this is to be expected.
    • For example: There's no member that was in every Cards Against Humanity game that was ever played.
  • Accidental Pun: Happens occasionally. Most puns are intentional though.
  • The Ace: Grexius, Jake, Sjoerd and Alex in Splatoon 2. Players like Luigi and Anttie have trouble keeping up.
    • Speachbyte in Puyo Puyo Tetris, being ranked in the top 50 players of his region.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Any active members whose birthday it is.
  • A God Am I: Both Eli and Dezi have called themselves a deity through their nickname before.
  • Aesop Amnesia: What happened to most of the new years resolutions.
  • all lowercase letters: gastt and luigiman2201.
  • Angrish: Whenever she loses a game, Alex is almost always reduced to this.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Whenever the bots don't work.
  • Ascended Extra: When people get promoted to mod, or even admin.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Alex, as mentioned in the Angrish entry above.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Luigi McBuff, according to himself.
  • Badass Adorable: Sophie whenever she does something impressive.
  • Better Than a Bare Bulb: When anything out of the ordinary happens, expect it to be lampshaded.
  • Advertisement:
  • Big "NO!": Alex whenever she loses a game, though not verbatim, but rather through the use of expletives.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Alex, yet again.
  • Big Word Shout: Luigi, among others.
  • Bile Fascination: Invoked by someone posting something that this applies to.
  • Black Comedy: There's a lot of it.
  • Born Lucky: Luigi got an Ultra Rare character on his first Solo summon on Love Live: School Idol Festival, with Kirbi informing him later that this was a 1% chance.
  • Born Unlucky: Both Anttie and Leah claim to be this.
    Mee6: This is your daily reminder that @Anttie has the shittiest luck in Fire Emblem Heroes. Have a nice day!
  • Bring It: By several members: "Fite me/meh."
  • Broken Win/Loss Streak: gastt managed to get a streak of 8 Splatfest wins in a row before it ended.
    • On the flipside: Alex didn't win a single Splatfest until her 7th.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nobody is safe. Nobody.
  • Chocolate Baby: This may apply to the Pokepals Family Tree.
  • Advertisement:
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Alex, combined with the Atomic F-Bomb mentioned above.
  • Cross Player: Intentionally averted by Luigi, who outright refuses to ever cosplay as Daisy.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: There are more messages in Pokepals that include one than messages that don't.
  • In-Series Nickname: Many members are usually referred to by shortened forms of their proper username.
  • Epic Fail: Dezi has had multiple in Splatoon 2, amusing her fellow players to no end.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Friendship Moment: Whenever two people discover a shared interest.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: There's many of these pairings:
    • Donovan & Anttie
    • Eli & Donovan
    • Anttie & Eli
  • Hostile Show Takeover: A lot of members from The Sinnoh League
  • No Indoor Voice: Alex, in text form.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Pokepals is more than just Pokémon.
  • Pungeon Master: (There have to be at least more than one. Someone tell me!—Luigi)
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Several members do not bother to limit their use of expletives.
  • Spectacular Spinning: The "Spinning Maki" animated emotes.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's Pokepals, not Poképals.
  • Running Gag: Many.
    • Donovan stealing ideas from The Sinnoh League.
      • Dezi gets in on the action here:
    Dezi (talking in #playthrough-pals): Pokemon mystery dungeon soon ;)
    Alex: Please no
    gastt (with strike-through): thATS THE SINNOH LEAGUE DEZI KJDSFKSD
    • Keysmashing.
    • Luigi consistently trying to bring in Moonbase Alpha memes, yet only Kirbi follows up on it.
    Luigi: aieou
    Kirbi: John Madden
    • Alex typing in all caps.
    • Donovan firmly believing Maki is best girl.
    Donovan: Your waifu sucks.
    • Telling people to watch Love Live.
    • Luigi acting like he's actually Luigi.
    • No, You
    • The many ways loss.jpg keeps coming back.
  • Troll: Everyone has taken their turn at some point.
  • X Must Not Win: Alex often points out when someone is close to victory.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: