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Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets for the Nintendo 3DS is a video game of the popular Disney show Gravity Falls.

When an odd birdlike creature makes off with one of Stan's trinkets, he sends Dipper and Mabel to retrieve it in exchange for a family fun day and bucket of chocolate afterword. During this, they come across Jeff the gnome, who tells them that the magical gemulets (gem + amulet) of his people have been stolen. He enlists the kids' help, promising a lot of gnome gold. Dipper is given battle cuffs for short-range fighting and Mabel is given a stretching sweater for long range fighting. Now, the Pines twins must retrieve the gemulets from horrible beasts, search for lost items of the citizens and explore the different lands surrounding the town.


Legend of the Trope Gemulets:

  • Affectionate Parody: Lampshades the many aspects you'd expect from RPG games.
  • Blow You Away: The wind Gemulet.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Naturally. The player is required to alternate between playing as Dipper and Mabel throughout the levels, both having their own uses and abilities (Dipper is able to shrink and Mabel can grapple). The boss fights require increasingly speedy switching between them.
  • Continuity Porn: This game is ideal for fans of the show largely because the crew of the show was closely involved in the making of this game, meaning they're very similar. There are many nods to happenings from the show (Dipper and Pacifica's hug from "Northwest Mansion Mystery", Dipper's desire to become less of a wimp from "Dipper vs. Manliness", Soos' relationship with Melody in "Soos and the Real Girl", ect.) and they share many elements. Even the humor is spot on.
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  • Cut and Paste Environments: The backgrounds to certain parts of certain levels might be straight out of the show, including the dinosaurs trapped in sap in the Old Mines and Manly Dan punching a fish at the Lake.
  • Dartboard of Hate: One of the gnomes casually mentions to Jeff that they have dartboard of his face in the break room.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The earth Gemulet.
  • Elemental Powers: The four Gemulets.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Wendy listens to old-school cassette tapes with her favorite songs on them. This includes 'Cray-cray' by Sev'ral Times, which she seems to be embarrassed about.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: The Fire Guardian is very righteously offended at Dipper's comparing the backstory of the Gemulets to a '90s animated movie plot, and declares that for such disrespect, he's not going to sing them his song.
  • Jerkass: Jeff, as par the show.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Averted. Despite the events of "Northwest Mansion Mystery" being mentioned in-game and the Wham Episode "Not What He Seems'' having canonically taken place the following day, the latter is never discussed and the Author, Stanford Pines, never makes an appearance.
  • Leave the Two Lovebirds Alone: This is Mabel's reaction to Dipper and Pacifica's fumbling regarding their hug from the episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery."
  • Making a Splash: The water Gemulet.
  • Mean Boss: Jeff to his fellow gnomes; however, its more due to Jeff's incompetence which causes the other gnomes to show very little to no respect towards him.
  • Mood Whiplash: One conversation with Grunkle Stan has him talking about attending the twins' birth. It's a heartwarming and humorous account...until he reveals that Dipper nearly died in delivery, with his umbilical cord choking him.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The twins start off with Dipper's flashlight and Mabel's grappling hook. Soos occasionally presents them with upgraded versions of these, such as a flashlight that can shrink Dipper to explore tiny places, or a grappling hook that can latch onto clouds.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: After presenting the final gemulet to Jeff, Dipper questions who it was that stole them in the first place. The gnome manipulated the kids into stealing the gemulets from the four Beasts, who were actually their rightful guardians, so he could harness their power without getting his hands dirty.
  • Playable Epilogue: After the end credits, Mabel and Dipper just decide to find every lost item they didn't find beforehand.
  • Playing with Fire: The fire Gemulet.
  • The Reveal: A small example regarding the previous gnome queen. Apparently she was eaten by a badger at the start of the summer.
  • Serious Business: As par for the show, Mabel takes the theft of Waddles' snacks by raccoons as this.
  • Shout-Out: Candy apparently writes fanficion about a Pokémon expy. There's a being known as Digizard, mention of 'evolving' into different kinds of creatures, and it would appear Dipper is also a fan.
  • Ship Tease:
    • At one point, Mabel calls Pacifica out on her hug with Dipper back at her mansion, leading to both of them fumbling to deny it.
    • Upon completing Soos' quest post-game, he reveals that he's been writing a love-poem for Melody. Aw!
  • Shipper on Deck: After Pacifica's side quest, Mabel teases her and Dipper due to their hug, to which they quickly deny that it happened.
    Pacifica: Oh my gosh, oh my gosh you did it! I could totally hug both of you! But I won't, I mean, ew. Can you imagine?
    Mabel: Didn't you hug Dipper that one time at your mansion?
    Dipper: No! Never!
    Pacifica: As if!
    Dipper: That's crazy...
    Pacifica: Say that again and I'll SUE you!
    Mabel: I'll ... leave you two alone. Ha Ha!
    Dipper: Mabel!
  • Stalker with a Crush: Apparently, Jeff has been watching Pacifica from afar. He thinks she'd be a fine queen.
  • Tsundere: Pacifica toward the Pines twins.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Stan is shown interacting with the gnomes as casually as Dipper and Mabel do. Also, Pacifica is at least aware of them.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?:
    Jeff: There are four Gemulets, and they are the source of the Gnome Kingdom's magic. The Gemulets harness the magical essences of EARTH, FIRE, WATER and WIND.
    Jeff: Please don't belittle our culture. This is serious.