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Moshi Monsters is a virtual pet site created in the UK where players can adopt one of six types of monsters, who then gets their own house, buy food, decorations and other such stuff for the monster with a virtual currency known as "Rox", which can be earned by playing minigames, including a set of puzzles called the Daily Challenge. There's also a paid "membership" which grants users more features. Monsters can also have their own pets called "Moshlings".

It was created on April 16th, 2006, by a man named Michael Acton Smith, who goes by the moniker "Mr Moshi".

Monsters have two meters that must be kept full (999 is full), the health (which is actually more like hunger) and the happiness. To keep their health up, feed them, and to keep their happiness up, you can buy items, play the Daily Challenge, tickle them (by dragging your mouse on their body), or feed them. They will not run away or die from being too hungry or too sad but will seem very out-of-sorts and negative. Keep in mind that the happiness might go down if you tickle them too much or get too many wrong answers in the Daily Challenge.

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Their pets (Moshlings) can be either attracted by planting three different flowers in your garden (each species likes a different combination of flowers and their 'rarity' is determined by how picky they are: "Common" Moshlings don't mind about the colour at all, just the type, "Uncommon" ones need one flower to be a certain colour but they don't mind the other two, "Rare" ones need two to be a specific colour and "Ultra Rare" ones either need all three to be a certain colour, are not attracted to flowers at all and must be caught some other way, or need a specific type of flower that is only available through cheat codes) or by earning them through various tasks. Sometimes, they are seen as collector's items and players are encouraged to complete sets (which will also decorate the zoo) but more commonly in-game it is treated more like pet adoption. Non-members can keep two Moshlings and don't have a zoo, but members can have six Moshlings in their room and an infinite amount in their zoo. Click on a Moshling and it will do something. If you click on a Moshling in a zoo that has a splodge over it, you can wash it. Recently, the Food Factory has been announced, which can mean that if you enter, some Moshlings will ask for either pizza, slopcorn, cupcakes or a drink and you can make the food for them and earn 'stars' which earn you items.

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The antagonists are a group of villains named the Criminal League Of Naughty Critters, or C.L.O.N.C. for short, which include Dr Strangeglove (a creepy guy who has had an irrational hatred of Moshlings since one chewed off his hand and must use a creepy sentient glove), Sweet Tooth (his assistant, who poisons candy and uses a hypnotic lollipop), and Big Chief Tiny Head (a dimwit creature with a small head). Their wrongdoings include petty theft, trying to make monsters sad, turning Moshlings into evil critters called Glumps, brainwashing monsters, and trying to destroy the world or Monstro City. If you're a member, you can become a "Super Moshi" and go on missions to defeat them, at the service of a mentor named Elder Furi.


Moshi Monsters contains examples of...

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal:
    • Purdy doesn't wear clothes except for her blue bow.
    • DJ Quack wears just his sunglasses, as does Hissy.
    • Lady Goo Goo and Baby Rox wear their diapers along with shoes and bonnets, but no shirts, dresses or pants.
    • Sweet Tooth wears only boots.
    • Poppet (from the movie) wears only boots and a bow.
    • Crazy Bill wears an eyepatch, as does Pirate Pong.
      • Woolly Blue Hoodoos generally wear either eyepatches or masks. The chief of them wears a hat. Green Hoodoos wear either masks or hats.
    • The Chick Checker wears a hat, as does Scratch the spider.
    • Pretty Pyramids wear bows and shoes as do Nattering Nutlings.
    • Valley Mermaids wear hairbands, as do Slapstick Tortoises and Cranky Codfathers.
    • Whinger Cats wear hats, as do Unhinged Jackhammers and Crazy Kernels.
    • Tingaling wears her collar.
    • Gracie wears a tiara and ice skates.
    • Marty wears a beret and sunglasses.
    • Hot Wings wears a beanie.
    • Jessie wears a tartan hat.
    • Teenie Genies wear a turban and bracelets.
    • Cheeky Chimps wear bandannas and shirts.
    • Oochie Poochies wear heart-shaped clips.
    • Rooby wears boxing gloves.
    • Priscilla wears a crown, bow, earrings and necklace.
    • Captain Squirk wears a helmet, gloves and shoes.
  • The Ace: Pretty Kitties are all born able to ski, play lacrosse and speak multiple languages. They are apparently always right, too.
  • Accidental Dance Craze: Apparently, Gilbert Finister once got angry due to a bad customer and his angry motions were mistaken for a dance and started a dance craze for the "Finister Flap" at the Underground Disco.
  • Accidental Misnaming:
    • The reason for Capt. Buck's spelling of his name (Bucky) as "Buck E." came from meeting his sidekick Lefty for the first time and Lefty accidentally calling him Buck E.
    • Crazy Bill thinks your monster's name is Clive.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Several of the characters, places and features have alliterative titles, e.g. Sludge Street. The title of the game itself is alliterative, too.
  • Aesop Enforcer: Downplayed with Poppet in the movie. She teaches and reminds Katsuma about the film's Aesops but doesn't force them on him.
  • Alien Lunch: Captain Squirk from the planet Symphonia eats "sonic sandwiches", which are basically sandwiches with blue bread.
  • Aliens Speaking English: The Zoshlings (Moshlings from another planet) are able to communicate with the monsters.
  • All Hallows' Eve: "Spooktacular Spectacular" takes place on Halloween.
  • Alliterative Name: Buster Bumblechops, Tamara Tesla, Giuseppe Gelato, Pirate Pong, Big Bad Bill, Agony Ant, Brutha Bubba, Baz Barnacle, Whiffy Wobbler and Bucky Barnacle.
  • Alliterative Title: The title of the game: Moshi Monsters.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: The Glumps were created to be evil, and while they do get the occasional Out-of-Character Moment, they don't permanently reform without becoming Moshlings, and no Glump is created good.
  • Amazing Technicolour Wildlife: Some of the Moshlings (like Gigi, Purdy and Mr Snoodle) look like regular animals but with the wrong colours.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The villain Sweet Tooth. Apparently, "the last monster is still in the Moshipital, wearing a gobstopper", leading to the person being hospitalised.
  • An Aesop: The movie has an Aesop about the value of teamwork, optimism and how arrogance is bad.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Some of the Moshlings look like inanimate objects. Additionally, there's Mavis, the ghost pirates' figurehead, who can talk. There's also Nimbus, Stinkerton and Whiffy Wobbler, all clouds, and Dr Strangeglove's...strange glove, which can't talk and doesn't have a face or anything, but it can definitely move.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Some of the Moshlings look like food and drink.
  • Argument of Contradictions: In the movie, Strangeglove and Poppet have an argument over whether the egg (Poppet's side) or the case (Strangeglove's side) should be handed over first, which devolves into two words and eventually one word each.
    Poppet: "Now, hand over the egg."
    Dr Strangeglove: "You know the drill. First hand me the case!"
    Poppet: *irritated* "The egg!"
    Dr Strangeglove: "The case."
    Poppet: "Egg!"
    Dr Strangeglove: "Case!"
    Poppet: "Egg!"
    Dr Strangeglove: "Case!"
    Poppet: "Egg!"
    Dr Strangeglove: "Case!"
    Poppet: "Egg!"
    Fishlips: "Hey, this is like ping-pong!"
    Dr Strangeglove: "The case."
  • Artifact Domination: The Sonic Sapphire is a gem that can hypnotise monsters.
  • Artistic Licence Biology: Chop Chop is said to be a "Cheeky Chimp" but he has a tail.
  • Asleep in Class: During one of the magazines, Humphrey falls asleep in class while writing repeatedly on the blackboard that he must not fall asleep in class.
  • Asteroid Miners: Wally Warpspeed is a Cosmic Rox miner and mines asteroids for Cosmic Rox (rare, exploding Rox).
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever:
    • Dr Strangeglove tried to invoke this by attempting to Glump the Great Moshling Egg and have it hatch a Mega-Glump which would destroy Monstro City. He fails.
    • In the place Humongous Haven, visited by Captain Buck, everybody there (including tourists) gets random size changes, which include growing into a giant.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Furi, Zommer, Fishlips and several of the playable monsters all have short attention spans.
  • Autocannibalism: A variant in Shambles and his species. They all eat their ears, but it doesn't matter because it doesn't hurt and the ears grow back. Fabio the Glump also tried to eat his teeth once, but they tasted bad.
  • Baby Talk:
    • Dr Strangeglove mocks Shishi with this when she's in the machine.
      Shishi: "Help me, please!"
      Dr Strangeglove: "Help? Of course, ickle Shishi, seeing as you said 'pwease'"
      • He mocks Mr Snoodle with baby talk later too.
        Dr Strangeglove: "The bwave lickle snuffler lives."
    • During "The Moshi Dance", Lady Goo Goo says "Coochie coo" to an Oochie Poochie.
    • The description for a photo of a baby Poppet says "Look at that widdle face".
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: Nearly all CLONC members have abused a Moshling at least once.
  • Bald of Evil: Two of the Glumps (Bruiser and Black Jack) are bald, and of course, all Glumps are evil.
  • Banana Peel: One time, Roary trips on a banana peel and drops his "one-pot surprise" he made for Tyra.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal:
    • Lady Meowford doesn't wear shoes and she's a Funny Animal cat.
    • Frau Nau Brownkau doesn't wear shoes either.
    • Neither do Buster Bumblechops, Lila Tweet or Elder Furi.
    • The Beanstalk Giant is barefoot mostly, occasionally wearing canoes as shoes.
  • Batman Gambit: In "Spooktacular Spectacular", Simon Growl "kidnaps" himself, knowing the Super Moshis will save him, and then lie about the whereabouts of the Super Weapon after being saved.
  • Benevolent Monsters: All the monsters, with the exception of C.L.O.N.C., are good.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Simon Growl hates his hair being insulted and Pluffs.
    • All Moshlings have one or two dislikes, ranging from the normal (being 'shh'd') to the ridiculous (drawing pins).
    • Commander Sassafras hates bad trombonists so much it's said to be his weakness.
  • Big Bad:
    • Dr Strangeglove's boss is this because he is the employer of the other villains and therefore the main source of evil.
    • Dr Strangeglove himself is the Big Bad of "Moshi Movie Mystery" and of the movie.
    • Frau Nau Brownkau is the Big Bad of "Sandy Drain Schenanigans".
    • Sweet Tooth is the Big Bad of "Candy Catastrophe", "Moptop Mischeif" and "Big Top Bally-hoo".
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The two evil clouds in "Gust Busters", Stinkerton and Whiffy Wobbler, are the two main villains of the mission.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • In "Welcome to Jollywood", your monster, Dr C Fingz and Bobbi Singsong are locked in a room with a spiky ceiling lowering, when Elder Furi enters and uses his staff to levitate the ceiling.
    • In "Cosmic Countdown", a Doom Ray is about to melt the snow on Mt. Sillimanjaro with a magnifying glass and the Zoshlings break it at the last minute by singing.
  • Big Eater: I.G.G.Y., the sentient planet Space Glenn, Bjorn Squish, the Beanstalk Giant and Furi all eat a lot. Apparently, Whinger Cats eat a lot too because the sole reason they get up from their naps is for food. Glumps also generally have big appetites, particularly Fabio.
  • Big "OMG!":
    • In "Close Encounters of the Zoshi Kind", the Super Moshi shouts, "OMG, it's a UFO!" when he/she/they sees the Rhapsody 2.
    • In "Choc-o-Dile Blues", Marcel and the Super Moshi both shout, "OMG!" when they find out that Biggie Diddles II has been hoarding chocolate eggs.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology:
    • Elder Furi has goblins made of snot up his nose, and objects in his brain!
    • Iggy can eat things bigger than him.
    • Vincent Doorface's eyes are removable.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Diavlo prefers his sausages "toasted into oblivion", a.k.a. very burnt.
  • Blatant Lies: In the song "The Moshi Dance", Lady Goo Goo sings "I'm not a baby" at one point, despite her only having been born recently, not having any teeth, and possessing diapers, baby bottles, rattles and pacifiers.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: The firebug who gets caught in the spider web gets his fiery abilities back by eating hot sauce.
  • Blinding Bangs: Zack Binspin notes he can't see and his eyes hurt because his hair is too long.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: The dough creatures in the pizza game sometimes blow raspberries.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Zigzagged. The Super Moshis wear blue utility belts and Poppet, who was a heroine in the movie, wears a blue bow and blue boots, but Bloopy the Glump and Big Chief Tiny head are blue and evil and the villain Sweet Tooth has blue boots.
  • Book Worm: Zigzagged with Owls of Wiseness, which will eat books, but a few of them like to read them too.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Ruby Scribblez says Zack Binspin's catchphrase (it's all goo) when pretending to be his cousin.
  • Brainwashed: Sometimes, the C.L.O.N.C. workers hypnotise people into working for them, like in "Candy Catastrophe" and "Super Moshiversity Challenge".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Under the influence of the Sonic Sapphire in "Super Moshiversity Challenge", the students get hypnotised into being destructive.
  • Brainy Baby: Lady Goo Goo and Baby Rox, the Glitzy Booboos. Both of them are just babies but are perfectly capable of speech.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Roary Scrawl often talks to players and the player's monster sometimes talks to them.
  • Bubblegum Popping: Exploited in "Cosmic Countdown". Sweet Tooth blows a bubble with bubblegum and Splutnik pops it in their face, causing them to crash their flying motorcycle thing.
  • Bubbly Clouds: One area is a city made of clouds that features in certain missions.
  • Burning with Anger: Whenever Diavlos get angry, lava shoots from their heads, however, they can also willingly spurt lava.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • One species of Moshlings, Unlucky Larrikins, are prone to bad luck.
    • Bert (due to him being scared of the beast) and Elwood (due to getting injured) are unfortunate.
  • Captain Colorbeard: One of the Moshlings is called "Long Beard".
  • Cartoon Bomb: When you're making the Bongo Colada in the Food Factory, on Head Butt mode you avoid bombs, which are depicted as round with a fuse sticking out (and with faces).
  • Cartoon Creature: There are no humans in the game, so anyone who's neither a kind of monster that can be adopted note , a Moshling (there are many different types of Moshlings), a Glump, an in-universe bug (like the Flutterbies), or a kind of creature you can find on Earth (like the bats at the Underground Disco), is an undefined cartoon creature.
  • The Casanova: Zack Binspin. While he hasn't had sex (this being a kid-friendly website and all), he has definitely had romance. In "Moptop Tweenybop", he mentions that he's "lost count of the hearts that [he's] been breaking" and self-identifies as a "heart throb".
  • Catching Some Z's: When Humphrey falls asleep in class in the magazine, "Z"s are seen above him.
  • Catch-Phrase: Several characters have catchphrases.
    • Dr Strangeglove has "Today Monstro City, tomorrow the world!"
    • Elder Furi has "Stay vigilant" and variations on that.
    • Zack Binspin has "It's all goo, baby".
    • Katsuma in the movie has "And when I say 'we', I kinda mean me".
    • Poppet has "It's not about you".
    • Giuseppe Gelato has "Bella" (which he uses to mean good).
    • Trixie the fish has "I can see a rainbow".
  • Catch Your Death of Cold: Zigzagged. Judder gets frozen in ice and afterwards, he's caught the flu. However, it is unknown whether that was from germs or the ice.
  • Cat Ninja: Caped Assassins resemble cats and they are sort of ninjas but aren't very good at it due to their inability to control their disappearing powers.
  • Cats Are Superior: Zigzagged. One species of cats, the Pretty Kitties, are a bit snooty, but all other cats aren't.
  • Cats Are Magic: Zigzagged. Some cat species (like the Persuasive Pusskins) can do magic and some (like the Pretty Kitties) can't.
  • Cat Scare: In "Monster Movie Mystery", Part One has the players think they were tracking The Beast (an individual who does actually exist) but it turns out to be Big Bad Bill on stilts.
  • Character Tics: Some characters will do stuff idly, like Zack Binspin blowing his hair out of his eyes and Baz Barnacle spitting sand.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The majority of items collected in missions get used later on.
  • Chekhov's Volcano: Zigzagged. Mount Eggiecrest is said to have erupted custard a long time ago, causing the Great Custard Flood of 99999.5, Mount Krakka Blowa is mentioned in "Big Bad Bill is a Woolly Blue Hoodoo" but it doesn't erupt. It does, however, erupt candy in "Trapped in Gummy". Mount Char Char, Mini Mount Char Char, and The Volcano are all perpetually erupting lava...harmlessly.
  • Code Name: When you're pretending to be a Glump in the missions, you can have several code names, from "Super Woshi" to "Gloopy".
  • Color Character: One of the Glumps is called "Black Jack".
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: In the Shoney song, Shoney burns off Buster Bumblechops's clothes, leaving his underwear visible.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Mr Mushy Peas wears 3D glasses because "the sea looks better in 3D", despite the fact that the world is in 3D.
  • Compressed Vice: Zigzagged for Whurley the Twirly Tiddlycopter. In one magazine, he's said to be afraid of heights, but in "Strangeglove From Above", he doesn't seem to mind being up high. In one of the magazine comics, he doesn't want to do a trapeze trick but his solution was to fly even higher which means he was probably just having Performance Anxiety.
  • The Confidant:
  • The Datekeeper is the Gatekeeper's main source of advice in regards to his problems, apparently.
    • Big Chief Tiny Head used to be Bobbi Singsong's confidant, giving fake "wisdoms", but he turned out to be a fraud and his advice was bogus.
  • Con Man:
    • In "Welcome to Jollywood", Big Chief Tiny Head fakes being The Confidant to Bobbi Singsong.
    • In "Big Top Ballyhoo", Sweet Tooth fakes being Candy the Clown and several Glumps fake at being clows (or "clumps" as they call themselves) at Cirque Du Bonbon (which later becomes Cirque du Moshi).
  • Cool Shades: DJ Quack, Lady Goo Goo, Sly Chance and Blingo all wear sunglasses.
  • Cruella to Animals: C.L.O.N.C. are often mean to Moshlings by either enslaving them or turning them into Glumps.
  • Cucumber Facial: The picture for the mission "Sandy Drain Shenanigans" shows a Poppet getting a spa treatment with cucumbers on their eyes.
  • Cuddle Bug: Fluffy Snugglers (Scarlet O'Hairia's species) will cuddle anything, from inanimate objects to strangers.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • In the movie, Poppet and Luvli (who are both females) get locked in a dungeon along with the others towards the end. Luvli gets there before Poppet, along with Diavlo. Fifi and Shishi also get sent through the machine and almost get Glumped.
    • In the ghost mission, Tamara gets locked in her own lab due to ghosts.
    • During a mission, Plinky gets used to power a machine against her will and must be saved by the Super Moshis.
    • During "The Great Moshi Beanstalk", Twaddle gets Glumped and must be de-Glumped.
    • In "Super Moshiversity", the player's monster's classmate Hermitty Ginger gets hypnotised along with several other classmates due to the Sonic Sapphire.
    • In "Gust Busters", Mizz Snoots and Tamara Tesla are among the people who are put to sleep via the evil clouds. Later in the same mission, Sprinkles gets kidnapped by evil clouds.
  • Dancing with Myself: The monsters often randomly dance, regardless of whether they have company.
  • Dark Is Evil: Zigzagged. There are several "dark" villains, like Dr Strangeglove, the boss, the Hatekeeper and Frau Nau Brownkau and CLONC bases are generally eerie-looking, but there is also Sweet Tooth who is an example of Light Is Not Good and the Glumps, who are sort of comical. There are several instances of Dark Is Not Evil in the game, too.
  • Dark Is Not Evil:
    • Zommers look a bit zombie-like, with their sewn-on parts, missing eyes, drool, and visible ribs on one side. However, most of them are actually well-meaning.
    • The "Spookies" and "Screamies" Moshlings are all pretty eerie, but actually quite friendly.
    • Several friendly ghosts exist within the game, including the ghost pirates and Zoinks.
    • Vincent Doorface and Scratch the spider have a creepy vibe, but they're helpful.
  • "Darkness von Gothick" Name: One of the ghost shopkeepers (not to be confused with the ghost pirates) is called Dedward.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "Candy Catastrophe", Snozzle Wobbleson gets in on some action.
    • In the first part of "Gust Busters", Raarghly, Dewey and Mizz Snoots play an important role in the plot.
    • Missy Kix plays a part in "Head Over Heels" and "The Missy Kix Dance".
    • Bonkers plays a part in "Pop Goes the Boo Boo".
    • Bubba plays a part in "Pop Goes the Boo Boo", "Moptop Mischeif" and "Uptown Fifi".
  • Deep Sleep: In "Gust Busters", Dewey, Mizz Snoots, Raarghly and Tamara Tesla get put into sleep via evil clouds. They can't be woken with conventional means and must be woken with flower-scented water.
  • Delicious Distraction: In the movie, Furi gets distracted from "kerfuffling" because he smelled some soup.
  • Dem Bones:
    • Hoolio, the Creepy Crooner, is a singing skeleton.
    • A talking skull guards one of Strangeglove's secret lairs.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    • In one of the magazines, Roary Scrawl is listing his favourite aspects of being behind a movie's scenes and he lists the food three times.
    • In another magazine, Humphrey is Writing Lines and writes his line four and a half times before falling asleep.
  • Disappeared Dad: Hum Plum is seen and her babies are mentioned but the father of the babies is never seen or mentioned.
  • Disney Death:
    • In the movie, Mr Snoodle gets knocked off Strangeglove's blimp and falls through the air, but survives because he called for bunch of Tiddly copters to save him.
    • In "Kick Some Asteroid", Rover is thought by Wally to be dead, but he isn't.
  • Dissonnant Serenity: When Simon Growl is kidnapped, despite being about to fall down a hole, he acts more bored than scared.
  • Distressed Dude:
    • In the movie, first Zommer, then Diavlo, then Furi, then Kastuma, get locked in a dungeon along with Diavlo and Luvli. Blinki and Mr Snoodle also freeze but everyone's fine at the end.
    • Elder Furi needs to be rescued in "20,000 Leagues Under The Fur", due to Glumps having been put into his body.
    • Wallop gets enslaved by C.L.O.N.C. and must be saved in "Super Weapon Showdown".
    • During the Season Two missions, the Zoshlings (all guys) had crash-landed in Moshi World, with the crew scattered around Music island and their ship having to be repaired.
    • In "Lost in Hong Bong", Captain Buck gets stuck in a bottle and shrunk and must be released.
    • In "Moshi Movie Mystery", Blinki is asleep and needs to be charged up.
    • In one mission, Wurley is broken and must be fixed.
    • In "Gust Busters", Dewey and Raarghly are among those who are put under the evil clouds' sleeping spell.
    • In "Spooktacular Spectacular", Simon Growl is kidnapped and tied up from the ceiling. Subverted as it's revealed he did that himself.
  • Ditto Aliens: Played straight for the Astro Gremlins who look almost identical, and inverted for the Zoshlings, who look nothing alike despite being the same species.
  • The Ditz: Glumps are often pretty dopey and so are the two robots Sprockett and Hubbs.
  • Does Not Like Spam: All Katsumas hate gloopy jelly beans, Sweet Tooth dislikes anything salty. Purdy doesn't like salad. Shrewman doesn't like red berries. Lady Meowford doesn't like kebabs.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": In the movie, the characters (Poppet, Katsuma, Furi, Luvli, Diavlo and Zommer) are all named after their species. Also Bug, the...bug.
  • Dog Stereotype: Played with. Oochie Poochies, their equivalent of poodles, are fancy like stereotypical poodles but also have their mischevious side. Musky Huskies pull sleighs, but that's not all they do.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: There are two C.L.O.N.C. weapons called the "Doom fist" and the "Doom ray".
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Dr Strangeglove's real name is Lavender Troggs, but he doesn't want to be called that.
  • Dreaming of a White Christmas: Around Christmas time on-site, it always snows.
  • Dressed to Plunder: Most of the pirates will be wearing pirate hats, bandanas, eyepatches or similar.
  • Drink Order:
    • Being babies, Lady Goo Goo and Baby Rox have milk as their favourite drinks.
    • Oochie Poochies are said to like lemonade.
    • Tamara Tesla is often seen drinking coffee.
    • Naughty Nutters like Bongo Colada a lot.
    • Zommer, Roland Jones and the Ghost Pirates all really like Wobble-ade.
    • According to Big Chief Tiny Head, his favourite drink is Bungle Jungle Juice.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Several characters are named after food including Sprinkles, Yolka and Mr Mushy Peas.
  • The Eeyore: Bloopy and Rocko are all generally pretty gloomy.
  • Egg MacGuffin:
    • The movie focuses on the Great Moshling Egg, an egg that is very ancient and Dr Strangeglove wants to hatch it so he can turn the Moshling into a Mega Glump. Of course, he fails, and the egg hatches into a Silly Snuffler named Mrs Snoodle.
    • In "Missing Moshling Egg", the first mission, a Moshling egg gets stolen from Buster Bumblechops's sanctuary and eventually gets saved and hatches into a Glitzy Boo-Hoo, formerly Lady Goo Goo, now Baby Rox.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: The last on the "evil to-do list" from "Missing Moshling Egg" is "call mum".
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep":
    • The Gatekeeper is only referred to as such. Could be his real name as his cousins are the Hatekeeper, Greatkeeper, Fatekeeper, Latekeeper and Datekeeper.
    • Dr Strangeglove's boss. Is always called things like "boss", "master" and "chief".
  • Evil Gloating: "Missing on a Star" ends with the C.L.O.N.C. leader gloating about how the Doom Ray will allegedly melt Mt Sillimanjaro and flood Monstro City.
  • Evil Feels Good: In the movie, Fishlips states that he found shoplifting in Ooh La Lane to be a lot of fun.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: Zigzagged. The Fiery Castle, which is just as burning hot as its name suggests, is an evil lair, but the Super Moshi HQ is in a volcano and there are many benevolent fire-themed creatures.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Subverted in "Snow Way Out!". It looks like the baddies are building a secret base on a snow-covered mountain, but it turns out to be a diversion.
  • Evil Laugh: Lots of CLONC members do evil laughter, especially Dr Strangeglove. Squidge also laughs evilly sometimes.
  • Evil Plan: CLONC thinks up lots of evil plans.
    • In the Season One missions, they planned to build a giant weapon to destroy the sun, and Strangeglove had a separate plan to shrink everyone in Monstro City.
    • In the Season Two missions, they planned to build a "Doom Ray" with a giant magnifying glass, which would melt the snow on Mount Sillimanjaro with the sun's light and flood Monstro City.
    • In the movie, Strangeglove plans to hatch the Great Moshling Egg, turn the Moshling inside into a giant Glump, and use it to lead a Glump army to destroy Monstro City.
    • In "The Great Moshi Beanstalk", Dr Strangeglove wanted to turn the Moshlings at the top of the Beanstalk into Glumps.
  • Evil Smells Bad: While none of the evil locations smell bad and most C.L.O.N.C. members don't, the Glumps all smell like rotten fish and sweat.
  • Exposed Extraterrestrials: Played straight for Dr C. Fingz and First Officer Ooze (two "Zoshlings", an alien species) who go naked, but averted for Captain Squirk and Splutnik, also Zoshlings (Squirk wears a helmet, gloves and shoes and Splutnik wears a jumpsuit and shoes).
  • Expository Theme Tune: The theme tune basically explains the premise of the game.
  • Extra Eyes: There's Roary Scrawl, an editor with eleven eyes, Ratty, a three-eyed rat, the Mighty Gustavo, a hybrid of Whiffy Wobbler and Stinkerton, Squiff, a three-eyed Glump, Ken Tickles, a three-eyed Roarker, a multi-eyed creature in "Missing Moshling Egg" and "The Curse of the Paw Wavin' Kitten", and Trixie, a three-eyed fish at the Underground Disco.
  • Extreme Omnivore:
    • In "Moptop Tweenybop", Zack Binspin eats a candle.
    • All Pixel-Munching Snafflers eat everything.
    • Prof. Purplex's species, Owls of Wiseness, eat books.
    • Baz Barnacle eats sand.
  • Eye of Newt: Several potion ingredients are pretty unusual, including beanstalk sap, troll snot, creepy crawlies, tears from a Blue Jeepers and more.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Dr Strangeglove wasn't always evil, but turned evil after graduating Super Moshiversity.
  • The Faceless: We never see the face of Dr Strangeglove or his boss.
  • The Face of the Sun: The sun has a face.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: During the mission "Strangeglove From Above", the first game has you controlling your plane and trying to dodge goo, however, you have to crash in order to progress to the rest of the mission (which you can succeed at as a whole).
  • Fantastic Drug: A drink called "Wobble-ade". It's said to be soda but apparently makes you wobbly, makes you see things and you can be "on" it. Also comes with a "please drink responsibly" slogan.
  • Fantastic Fruits and Vegetables: Several made-up fruit and vegetables exist in the game, including Oobla-Doobla, Gooberries, Gloopberries, Swirlberries and Sunshine Berries.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Yolka dislikes Tardy Timers.
    • Dr Strangeglove dislikes Moshi Monsters, hates all Moshlings and is scared of Musky Huskies.
    • Glumps all hate Moshlings.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: "20,000 Leagues Under the Fur" has Elder Furi get Glumps put in his body so the monster must go into his body to cure him.
  • Fartillery: Squiff the Glump sometimes uses his farts to distract people and pull himself along.
  • The Fashionista: In the movie, Luvli once quips that Dr Strangeglove needs "a sensible hat, a moustache trimmer and a decent tailor".
  • Fat Bastard: Big Chief Tiny Head is both evil and fat, as is Biggie Diddles III.
  • Fat Cat: Purdy and her species. They even have "Tubby" in their species name.
  • Fictional Holiday: Several.
    • There's Twistmas, a holiday similar to Christmas.
    • There's Pranksgiving, which is like April Fool's Day in all but name.
    • March 16th is Snozzle Wobbleson Day.
    • There's also Jelly Bean Day, held at a random date in each April or May.
    • There's Super Glooper Day, celebrated on May 31st.
  • Find the Cure!: Apparently, Gone-Wrong Blobs were once all professors who turned into blobs and are searching for a cure.
  • First Contact: The Moshi Monsters make first contact with the Zoshlings in "Close Encounters of the Zoshi Kind".
  • First Day of School Episode: The mission "Super Moshiversity Challenge" has Elder Furi enrol the Super Moshis at an academy to learn various things like hieroglyphics and how the magic stones work. However, due to C.L.O.N.C. taking over and, once defeated, the absence of a headmaster, they only last three days.
  • First Gray Hair: Telling Simon Growl that he has grey hair showing will make him run away.
  • First-Name Basis: Buster Bumblechops, Tamara Tesla, Dustbin Beaver and Snozzle Wobbleson generally seem to go by their first names. Zigzagged for Zack Binspin, who gets called "Zack", "Zack Binspin", "Binspin" and "Mr Binspin".
  • Fishing for Sole: Billy Bob Baitman mainly catches boots when he fishes.
  • Flight: Several types of Moshlings can fly, including all of the birdlike ones, Twirly Tiddlycopters (because they have propellers), Gurgle and his species and Fiery Frazzledragons.
  • Flying Saucer: The Zoshlings drive a flying saucer called the Rhapsody 2.
  • Forced Sleep:
    • The evil clouds can produce smaller, non-sentient clouds whose smell puts monsters to sleep. Monsters can be immunized or woken with the scent of flowers.
    • Snoozy Swizzle-Sticks, one of Sweet Tooth's evil candies, can put monsters to sleep. It happened once with Roary Scrawl.
    • Glumps as a species fall asleep if they eat too much and they're all dopey enough to not just stop eating. Therefore, it is quite easy to force one to sleep by over-feeding it.
    • A sleeping potion made of oobla-doobla, fizzy milk, creepy cola crush and essence of Blue Hoodoo features in the mission Cosmic Countdown and is used on Big Chief Tiny Head.
  • Formally Named Pet: Several Moshlings, including Mr and Mrs Snoodle.
  • Fountain of Youth: The Minime Stone has the power to turn Monsters into babies.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Furis, Diavlos and Zommers have only four digits on each hand, as does Commander Sassafras.
  • Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better: Some of the catlike Moshlings walk on two legs, others on four.
  • Freudian Excuse: Zigzagged with Dr Strangeglove's motivations. His reason for hating Moshlings is because one of them (specifically a Musky Husky) bit his hand off due to thinking it was sausages. It also made him afraid specifically of Musky Huskies (although, unlike his hatred, this fear has not spread to Moshlings in general). However, he does not seem to have any Freudian excuses for wanting to turn Moshlings to Glumps or destroy Monstro City or the world.
  • Friendly Ghost: Zoinks, Kissy (and by extension all Baby Ghosts), Ecto (and by extension all Fancy Banshees), Zoinks's cousin and the ghost pirates are all ghosts and they're good characters.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider: There's a minor character who's a spider named Scratch, who once helped the Super Moshis save Simon Growl from a fall by using a web.
  • Friend to All Living Things:
    • The song "I Heart Moshlings" is about a Poppet's love for all Moshlings. She could be the same Poppet from the movie as that Poppet likes Moshlings too.
    • Players can effectively make their monsters friends to all living things by having them be kind to a Moshling whenever the opportunity comes up.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Some of the animal characters are fully clothed.
    • Yoyo, the Creative Coyote, wears a green hoodie, red pants and brown boots.
    • Blingo, the Flashy Fox, wears sneakers, a black coat, a cap, a necklace and sunglasses.
    • Roarkers, the Moshi Monsters word for manual workers, generally wear uniforms.
    • Missy Kix always wears her outfit with the fingerless gloves, grey coat and stripy tights.
    • Baz Barnacle wears a sunhat, Hawaiian shirt, grey shorts and jandals.
    • Roary Scrawl wears a white shirt, blue pants, a yellow bow-tie and black boots.
    • Simon Growl wears a black shirt, blue jeans and black boots.
    • Ruby Scribblez wears a yellow and orange striped dress and purple shoes.
    • Bobbi Singsong wears a white suit.
    • Zack Binspin wears a grey shirt with his name on it, blue jeans and red shoes. He claims to hate his outfit.
    • Dr. Strangeglove wears a coat, stripy pants, a top hat, boots, and, of course, his mentioned strange glove.
    • Commander Sassafras wears a pirate's outfit, except with sneakers instead of boots.
    • Yolka wears a red and white shirt, black pants, red shoes and red glasses.
  • Funny Animal: Several Moshlings look like anthro animals. There's also Frau Nau Brownkau (a cow) and Agony Ant (an ant).
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • The villains are a group called the Criminal League Of Naughty Critters, or C.L.O.N.C.
    • Super Moshis can earn rewards for Extraordinary Performance In Catastrophic Situations, or E.P.I.C.S.
  • Fusion Dance: In the third part of "Gustbusters", the evil clouds fuse together to make the Mighty Gustavo.
  • Gass Hole: Naughty Nutters and Roland Jones all burp a lot, possibly due to their drinks. Squiff also farts a lot.
  • Gender Bender:
    • Randall and the rest of his species turn into little girls when the moon is full, including the male ones.
    • The result of Glumping a female Moshling as all Glumps are male.
  • Genius Ditz: Furi has a few ditzy moments and is easily distracted but proves himself to be actually quite smart.
  • Genius Loci: The planet Space Glenn has a face and legs (and apparently a butt) and eats.
  • Genki Girl: Missy Kix is very peppy and upbeat.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: One of the missions is called "Kick Some Asteroid".
  • Giant Food: In "The Great Moshi Beanstalk", Slurpy gets his tongue stuck on a giant ice block.
  • Good Parents:
    • Hum Plum, the little beetle in the garden, has a group of babies who she likes to keep well-fed at all times and she moved to the garden because she thought it was a good spot for her kids to grow up.
    • The Chick Checker seems to be a good father-to-be to his egg, which, as his name suggests, he checks on when you click on him.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Bruiser is evil and has a scar, but Gingersnap is good and has a scar.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: Sometimes, gathering Moshlings is referred to as "collecting" them and players are encouraged to have one of each kind of Moshling, which is impossible as of right now since there are exclusive moshlings that are not available. However, this isn't emphasised as much as usual. Also, some items come in sets like the Scare Bears and the My Little Mutants.
  • Got Me Doing It: When the Super Moshi hangs out with the ghost pirates in "The Curse of the Paw Wavin' Kitten", he or she starts to Talk Like a Pirate.
  • Gratuitous French: Marcel sometimes puts random French words like "non", "oui" and "le" into his speech.
  • Green Around the Gills: If I.G.G.Y. accidentally eats a Glump while apple bobbing, he will turn green.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Ronald Jones is jealous of his siblings due to being the shortest of the pack.
    • Ken Tickles is jealous of Bjorn Squish because the latter gets noticed more.
  • Grumpy Bear: Simon Growl is the only ally (well, he's an ally most of the time) to have a negative attitude in this mostly-happy universe, and he has a very negative attitude. Whistful Snowtots are a bit gloomy, but they're not cynical as such.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: In "Candy Catastrophe", Mustachio lets you in when you give Gloopy's ID, despite you not looking like him. Justified in that he's, well, a Glump.
    Mustachio: "That's a very bad picture of you, but okay, you can come in."
  • Hair Decorations:
    • Tubby Huggishis have a blue bow on their heads.
    • Oochie Poochies have a heart-shaped hair clip.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Diavlo has this in the movie, getting angry easily and complaining when he's angry.
    Diavlo: "If I've told them once, I've told them a gazillion times! I like my sausages singed, scorched and roasted till they're toasted''....into oblivion!!"
  • Hakuna Matata: "We Can Do It" is about how they can do anything with optimism and determination.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • Tamara Tesla wears a shirt and lab coat but no pants or shoes.
    • Marcel wears a shirt, bow tie and suit jacket but no pants or shoes.
  • Halloween Episode: The mission "Spooktacular Spectacular" takes place on Halloween.
  • Hammerspace: Some of the Moshlings' signature actions involve producing things out of nowhere.
    • Marcel holds out a platter with a sandwich on it.
    • Micro Dave produces several foods and drinks, seemingly from inside his body.
    • Fitch has a sandwich, a cup and a pile of papers, which he balances on his tail.
  • Happy Dance: Lots of monsters and Moshlings dance when they're happy.
  • Happy Rain: Nimbus the talking cloud rains when he's happy.
  • Haunted House: The Goosebump Manor is a large, spooky house where nobody seems to live except Zoinks the ghost and several other creatures. In "Monsters vs Ghosts", Tamara Tesla's house and a tree hut among several other buildings get haunted too but those ghosts get blasted.
  • Healing Factor: Cherry Bomb's head can explode and regenerate itself.
  • The Heart: In the movie, Poppet seems to be the most virtuous of the group and she's often reminding the others (especially Katsuma) to be good and think for other people as well as themselves.
  • Heatwave: Invoked in the Season Two missions, when C.L.O.N.C. tries to use sunlight reflected off a giant magnifying glass to heat up the world so that the snow on Mt. Sillimanjaro would melt and flood Monstro City.
  • Heavy Sleeper: When Elder Furi's four dogs take a nap, the only way to wake them is with the dog whistle.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Sprockett and Hubbs, the two robots, are villains in "Super Weapon Showdown", help you a little in various quests and in "Bungle in the Jungle", but they built the machine to steal Baby Rox's voice in "Pop Goes the Boo Boo" but help the Zoshlings in "Masters of the Swooniverse".
  • Height Angst: Roland Jones is shorter than his siblings and drinks lots of Wobble-Ade, thinking it will make him taller.
  • The Hero: In the movie, Katsuma thinks he's the hero but eventually learns that his friends are the heroes too.
  • Hidden Depths: Bonkers, the little creature in the Underground Disco, looks like just a little creature, but in "Pop Goes the Boo Boo", it's revealed that he knows how to get through the secret tunnel.
  • Humanoid Aliens: Zigzagged.
    • Played straight for Captain Squirk, Splutnik, Wally Warpspeed and the Astro Gremlins. While they don't look human they have a humanoid form.
    • Dr C Fingz is a borderline example, with his head and body being hard to distinguish from each other.
    • Averted for First Officer Ooze, who's sapient but looks more like a snail than a human.
  • Human Popsicle: Judder, despite not actually being a human, gets frozen in ice in a mission. In the movie, Blinki lands in a pile of snow, leading him to be frozen in ice.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism:
    • Benny Haha, the sushi chef, knows a sushi that can cure sick Moshlings of any disease.
    • When Judder the Unhinged Jackhammer gets the flu, he is cured with chicken soup.
    • If I.G.G.Y. eats a Glump in the apple-bobbing game, he gets sick but green apples can cure him.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Apparently, Dearly Departed Nibblies eat other Moshlings. However, they never are seen eating any.
  • "I Am" Song: "The Moshi Dance", "The Doctor Will See You Now" and "Moptop Tweenybop" are all about who the singer is.
  • I Lied: In the movie, Dr Strangeglove admits to having lied about being good deep down before kicking Mr Snoodle.
  • I'm Melting!: In a mission, when you have to make it hot to melt the ice Judder's frozen in, Tomba melts due to being a snowman. To bring him back, make it cold again, which also earns you an E.P.I.C.S.
  • Implied Death Threat: When the Hatekeeper mentions he'll do something bad to you if he had legs after you blow up the Fiery Castle.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man:
    • In "Lost in Hong Bong", Captain Buck is shrunk and put into a bottle.
    • In "20.000 Leauges Under the Fur", both the Super Moshis and the Glumps shrink to enter Elder Furi's body.
    • Everyone who visits a place called Humongous Haven gets random size changes, which includes shrinking.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: It's never revealed how Bonkers can open the secret tunnel.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Bucky Barnacle gets called "Buck E Barnacle" or "Buck".
    • Dr Strangeglove is a nickname. His real name is Lavender Troggs. He also calls himself "Dr Strange" at one point and gets called just plain "Strangeglove" by others.
    • DJ Quack gets referred to by a bunch of monsters as "Quacky" during the song "Diggin' Ya Lingo".
  • Insistent Appelation: In "Super Weapon Showdown", Elder Furi calls Dr Strangeglove "Lavender" even after he tells him he doesn't want to be called that.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The characters speak gibberish but players can understand them via speech bubbles.
  • Interspecies Friendship:
    • Tamara, Buster, Captain Buck, Elder Furi and Roary Scrawl seem to be pals, and they're all different cartoony species.
    • Moe Yukky and Dewey are best friends and are different species.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • In Zack Binspin's song "Head Over Heels", Zack gets a crush on Missy Kix. He's a Moptop Tweenybop and she's a...whatever-she-is.
    • In "The Unusual Suspects", a Poppet gets a love letter and the Datekeeper narrows it down to several subjects, none of which are also Poppets. It turns out the sender was Yoyo, a Creative Coyote.
  • It's All About Me: The Katsuma from the movie is arrogant.
    • Zack Binspin is a little bit conceited, but doesn't think it's all about him usually.
      • Same goes for Marcel.
    • Simon Growl is also very arrogant.
  • In a Single Bound: Zigzagged for the Super Moshis. Their theme claims they can leap Sillimanjaro in a single bound but we never see them doing it.
  • Injured Limb Episode: In the movie, Buster Bumblechops trips over and hurts (it's unknown if it's broken or sprained or what) his leg at the beginning and has to be in a wheelchair until the end, when it heals.
  • Invisible Parents:
    • Baby Rox, Lady Goo Goo and Mrs Snoodle all hatched out of eggs, but their parents are never seen or mentioned.
    • Lila Tweet's parents are never seen. Her mother is said to be a Supreme Chef, but her father is not mentioned whatsoever.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter:
    • Wonky Wizards' magic is always unstable, which means they sometimes turn into Pixel-Munching Snafflers and back.
    • Randall and the rest of his species turn into human girls at the full moon.
  • Jerkass: Whiffy Wobbler, one of the clouds, is said to be "all rude and moody". There's also the Uppity Croc Monsieurs, who are apparently rude intentionally to everyone they meet, but the only one we see, Marcel, isn't.
  • The Klutz:
    • Glumps have a habit of bumping into items and knocking them over accidentally.
    • Slapstick Tortoises think they're ninjas, but they're actually very clumsy.
    • Stacey Grace gave up wearing lace-ups as she was too clumsy to tie them.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname:
    • Captain Buck's real name is Bucky, but he spells it "Buck E." and is almost always called Buck.
    • Dr Strangeglove's real name is Lavender Troggs but he is almost always called "Dr Strangeglove", "Strangeglove" or, at one point, "Dr Strange".
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: While a lot of the scientists and most of the doctors don't wear labcoats, Tamara (an astronomer and chemist) wears hers all the time.
  • Large Ham:
    • Katsuma in the movie is very dramatic and a bit of a show-off, which often gets him into trouble.
    • There's also the Mighty Gustavo, who says things like "Tremble before me!".
  • Last-Name Basis:
    • In the movie, Dr Strangeglove calls Buster Bumblechops by his last name and calls Pirate Pong "Commander Pong" Bobbi Singsong and Roary Scrawl are also sometimes referred to as "Mr Singsong" and "Mr Scrawl" respectively.
    • In "Moptop Tweenybop", three monsters address their affection for Zack, referring to him as "Binspin". He gets called that again by Blingo in "Head Over Heels".
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The "evil to-do list" reads "steal egg from Bumblechops, make shrinking potion, take over Monstro City, call mum". Another evil to-do list reads "steal Goo Goo's voice, hypnotize Moshiversity students, ruin Halloween, curl moustache."
  • Lazy Bum:
    • Gingersnap and all Moshlings of his species (Whinger Cats) are very lazy and when they sleep, the only way to wake them up is with melted cheese.
    • Bjorn Squish, one of the En-Gen workers, is lazy, preferring to eat sandwiches while sitting down than to work.
  • Leitmotif:
    • The "you know I've got Moshlings on my mind, uh-oh" lyric from the song "I Heart Moshlings" and the associated background music play when a Moshling is being washed.
    • An instrumental version of song "Big Bad Bill is a Woolly Blue Hoodoo" is sometimes used in the jungle and/or in scenes with the Woolly Blue Hoodoos, however, this is unreliable and sometimes a scene like that happens without the tune, especially during the mission "Monster Movie Mystery", which used a different theme.
    • "Super Moshi March" is an upbeat song and an instrumental of the chorus is sometimes (although not always) used in scenes introducing/focusing on the Super Moshis.
    • A jaunty sea-shanty type tune was used both when using the map in the mission "Voyage Under Potion Ocean" and when cleaning the ship.
    • C.L.O.N.C. (the group of main antagonists, it stands for Criminal League Of Naughty Critters) is sometimes associated with Dr Strangeglove's song "The Doctor Will See You Now", though not always.
    • There's also a theme that plays whenever a character gets spa treatment.
    • The song "Welcome to Jollywood" is associated with most of the area Jollywood, the exceptions being the market (which has a strange, jaunty theme), the TV studio (which has another theme) and the retreat (which has slow flute music that's also used for the Walla Walla Watering Hole.)
    • There's one particular theme that's used for a variety of things that don't really have much in common, including the "Thump a Glump" game and the apple bobbing game.
    • One tune crops up a lot, often in stores. Bizarre Bazaar uses that tune played on "boing" sound effects, Rare 'n' Scare uses a gothic version of the song, etc. It was also used in an elevator and to summon Coco Loco.
    • A variation on the "Bongo Colada" song plays while making drinks at the Food Factory. The Food Factory also has the themes for making pizza, cupcakes and slopcorn, the former two of which sound kind of similar.
    • One tune plays in the Underground Tunnels, and can sometimes be heard quietly playing in the background of some streets.
    • There's one dramatic tune that plays if the Jelly Cloud or the Mighty Gustavo threatens you.
  • Lethal Chef: Roary Scrawl is an incompetent cook, likely because he couldn't be bothered reading the recipe.
  • Let's Duet:
    • "We Can Do It" is between Poppet and Katsuma.
    • "Moptop Tweenybop" and "Head Over Heels" are mainly by Zack Binspin but have some lyrics by Blingo.
  • Level Ate: The Candy Cane Caves is all made of candy and apparently there's candy under the ground too.
  • Liar Revealed: In "Spooktacular Spectacular", Simon Growl claims that C.L.O.N.C. was building a super weapon on Mt. Sillimanjaro. He was right about the super weapon, but in "Snow Way Out!", it's revealed he lied about it being on Sillimanjaro.
  • Light Is Not Good: While there are plenty of good "light" characters, Sweet Tooth certainly fits this trope. They are a yellow monster who likes candy and has pink, fluffy hair, but they're evil.
  • Limited Lyrics Song: Shishi's Lullaby is just these lyrics sung over and over.
    Shishi, this is my, Shishi, lullaby, Shishi, don't you try sneezing channels"
    • Also, Shoney's song is just "Shoney the Amazing Blazing Raisin" repeated.
    • "Moshi, Moshi, Moshi" is just the word 'Moshi' said over and over, with the occasional 'Monster' or 'Moshling' thrown in.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Most of the clothes-wearing characters wear the same outfits most of the time.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Biggie Diddles III is proud of his father and (paternal) grandfather.
  • Literal-Minded:
    • In the movie, when Katsuma says "Don't sweat it", Luvli is offended at the idea that he thinks she sweats.
    • Tabby Nerdicats think being cool means sitting in a bucket of ice.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Several characters have names that have something to with their species.
    • Fizzy the soda bottle Moshling.
    • Suey the Mottling who's shaped like a bowl of noodles.
    • Purdy and Lady Meowford the cats.
    • Wing, Fang, Screech and Sonar the bats.
    • Cocoloco the coconut Moshling.
    • Ecto the ghost.
    • Woolly the woolly mammoth.
  • A Load of Bull: One Moshling, Lummox, resembles an anthropomorphic bull.
  • Location Song: While some songs have verses about places, "Welcome to Jollywood" is all about a place: Jollywood.
  • Long List: In the song "I Heart Moshlings", Poppet lists several Moshlings. The full list goes: IGGY, Fifi, Stanley, Plinky, Cali, Shishi, Burnie, Tiki, Gabby, Peppy, Fumble, Dipsy, Hansel, Honey, Flumpy, Gigi, Wallop, Angel, Wurley, Rocky, McNulty, Humphrey, Oddie, Purdy, Ecto, Chop Chop, Kissy, Shelby, Doris, Gurgle and Mr Snoodle.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Buster Bumblechops's great-uncle Furbert Snufflepeeps is inexplicably missing.
  • Lost Voice Plot: "Pop Goes the Boo Boo" focuses on Baby Rox's voice getting stolen.
  • Lovable Coward: Octopeg the octopus is said to be a worrywart, as is Bert.
  • Love Interests: Zack Binspin gets a crush on Missy Kix in "Head Over Heels".
  • Made of Bologna: When Fishlips explodes in "The Doctor Will See You Now", he just turns into several pink splatters.
  • Made of Iron:
    • Captain Buck can survive being frozen in ice and in space at the same time.
    • In "The Doctor Will See You Know", Fishlips explodes but is back in the next scene.
    • The Jelly Cloud breaks in two but survives.
  • Magic Music:
    • When combined with music, the Sonic Sapphire has magical properties.
    • When the Zoshlings (alien Moshlings) sing their Cosmic Harmonies, it can break glass despite not being as loud as a sonic boom.
    • One of the ways to get Splutnik out of his trance was with "an ear's delight", which is a little tune.
  • Maneki Neko: Tingaling and her species are based on the lucky cat statue.
  • The Man in the Moon: The world of Moshi has a moon with a face.
  • Mass Hypnosis: Happens several times.
    • In "Moptop Mischief", Sweet Tooth hypnotises all the people at Zack Binspin's concert.
    • In another mission, your monster's classmates at a boarding school are hypnotised by the Headmaster, who is actually a Glump.
    • The two Candy Cane Caves workers are hypnotised twice. The first is in "Candy Cane Catastrophe" when they're hypnotised into putting goo on the candy, and the second is in the movie when they're hypnotised into kidnapping the protagonists. They even know they're hypnotised the second time round.
  • Meaningful Name: Some characters have names like this, such as Sweet Tooth who likes candy, Sprockett and Hubbs the robots and Elder Furi, who's, well, elderly and a Furi.
  • The Medic: Apparently, Dr C Fingz is a medical worker but we never see him do it.
  • Medium Awareness: Sometimes, characters seem to be aware they're in a game, and when Moshi Monsters: the Movie came out, characters in the Daily Growl and the magazine kept talking about the presence of a movie.
  • Merlin Sickness: Baby Tumteedums age backwards and the "baby" ones are hundreds of years old.
  • "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: In the movie, Katsuma says, "Versatility's my middle name" to his pet Songful Seahorse.
  • Mind-Control Device: The Sonic Sapphire is used to hypnotise monsters.
  • Mind-Control Eyes:
    • The illustration of monsters under the influence of the Sonic Sapphire shows them with swirls in their eyes, though this is averted for actual monsters who've been "Sonic Sapphire-d".
    • When the Roarkers are hypnotized (both in "Candy Cane Catastrophe" and in the movie), they have swirls in their eyes.
    • When the audience is mesmerized in "Moptop Mischief", they have "spinning beach balls of death" for eyes.
  • Mind-Control Music: Zigzagged. Music can spread the hypnotic Sonic Sapphire's power, but it is not hypnotic itself.
  • Mind Screw:
    • Pretty Kitties are said to be "always right—well, one time, a Pretty Kitty thought this was wrong but was right all along."
    • Oddie's description reads "If you're wondering how a doughnut can turn into a live Mottling, don't. It will just make your brain ache."
    • Baby Tumteedums like Snookums age in reverse. When this fact is mentioned, the narrator says "Confused? You should be."
  • Missing Mom: The Chick Checker sits on his egg all the time, but whoever laid the egg, the mother, is never seen or mentioned.
  • Mister Strangenoun: Quite a lot of characters have words in their names: Mizz Snoots, Sweet Tooth, Bushy Fandango...
  • Monster Clown: Zigzagged for Sweet Tooth. They have fluffy hair, a red nose and a smile that's similar to a clown's, and are described as having a "face like a maniac clown". They also pretended to be a clown in "Big Top Ballyhoo", and of course they're evil and like to use Mind Manipulation, but they're not genuinely a real clown.
  • Mood-Swinger:
    • Nimbus the cloud occasionally gets angry at random.
    • The dish for the Slopcorn in the Food Factory also randomly gets angry sometimes.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr Strangeglove, although he's less morally ambiguous and more just plain evil.
  • The Musical: Downplayed for the movie. It has songs, but isn't all singing all the time.
  • My Little Phony: The "My Little Mutant" toys are mutant pony toys.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Implied for Marcel. He's an Uppity Croc Monseiur, and Moshlings of that species are renowned for being intentionally extremely rude, however, Marcel himself is never seen being rude.
  • Mr. Fixit:
    • The Super Moshis are inherently this as some missions require them to succeed at fixing objects.
    • Whinger Cats are said to be good at fixing objects but it's never been outright proven or disproven because they are very lazy.
      • Tabby Nerdicats on the other hand are known to be repair experts.
    • Sprockett and Hubbs are very good at fixing objects.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Several characters are flawed, but generally do the right thing.
    • Sneaky Tealeafs are kleptomaniacs, but make a point of cleaning up any messes they make and bringing back what they steal.
    • Pilfering Toucans and Baz Barnacle are all a bit negligent in returning things they borrow, but are always willing to help others.
    • Psycho Gingerboys enjoy tripping people up and holding up bakeries, but they're not all bad.
    • Uppity Croc Monseiurs are, well, uppity but they're always willing to help others.
  • Nature Tinkling: One of the magazines implies that the Great White Furi has no toilet and just poops and pees outside.
  • Nerd:
    • Ned the Glump is said to be an evil nerd.
    • Waldo the Tabby Nerdicat. He even has "nerd" in his species name.
  • Nerd Glasses: Ned and Waldo, both nerds, wear glasses.
  • Nice Guy:
    • Elder Furi is friendly and nice. Fits, too considering he's the leader of the Super Moshis.
    • Furi and Zommer in the movie. They don't talk very much, but they never say or do anything rude.
    • Poppet in the movie is a Nice Girl. She's a Friend to All Living Things, cares about other monsters, and doesn't like arrogance.
      • The Gatekeeper's cousin the Datekeeper is also a Nice Girl.
        Datekeeper: "He (Gatekeeper) talks to me about all his problems."
    • Fuddy the Moshling. One of his favourite things to do is help others.
    • Cosmo the calculator Moshling, judging by the way he says "Hello" every time you click him.
    • The Gatekeeper is actually quite a nice guy despite his intimidating exterior.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The three judges at the Underground Disco: Tyra Fangs is nice, Simon Growl is mean and Roary Scrawl is in between.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: In one of the Season Two missions, there were Mutant Glump Sharks.
  • No Body Left Behind: When the Mighty Gustavo is defeated, he evaporates.
  • Nobody Poops: Zigzagged. One of the magazines implies that the Great White Furi poops and pees outside due to no toilet and Simon Growl is said to have toilets but there are no toilets in the monsters' houses.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Several characters are named after celebrities: Lady Goo-Goo, Dustbin Beaver, Taylor Miffed, Banana Montana, Broccoli Spears...
  • No Indoor Voice:
    • The Chick Checker is very noisy, which used to keep monsters awake but doesn't on Gift Island, where everything is noisy anyway.
    • Commander Sassafras shouts a lot.
  • No Name Given:
    • We never find out the names of the two miners, aka "Roarkers", in the Candy Cane Caves.
    • We never find out the shopkeeper's name who speaks gibberish in the movie. Nor do we find out the names of the random Moshlings seen occasionally, including Bobbi Singsong's fans, the Moshlings seen in the street and in the CLONC lab, Katsuma's pet Songful Seahorse, and the group of Twirly Tiddlycopters (who also appear in "The Great Googenheist"). Another movie character whose name we never find out is the other Katsuma who appears in Jollywood. A magazine reveals she's a female and that she's friends with Katsuma but her name is never revealed.
    • The giant at the top of the Great Moshi Beanstalk's name is never revealed, he just gets called "the Beanstalk Giant".
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Apparently, someone once asked Sweet Tooth their gender and it led to the asker being hospitalised and "wearing" a gobstopper. They were also the last person to ask Sweet Tooth's gender, at least to their face.
    • Apparently, one time, a Pretty Kitty (Lady Meowford's species) thought that the notion that Pretty Kitties were always right was wrong, but then was right all along.
    • In "Cosmic Countdown", the Zoshlings (save for Dr C. Fingz) are afraid to do a "Cosmic Harmony" because something bad happened the last time they did one. What that bad thing was is never revealed.
    • In "Spooktacular Spectacular", Captain Buck is reminded of a journey he had. What happened on the journey is not revealed.
  • Nose Nuggets: Troll snot, moose snot and snot goblins are mentioned as a joke.
  • Not: When pretending to be evil in "Super Weapon Showdown", your monster remarks, "I'm sure I'll get up to lots more evil (not)."
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Zigzagged. Most characters and playable monsters do not age, but baby Moshlings grow up, with the exception of Lady Goo Goo and Baby Rox's species (Glitzy Boo Hoos) who stay as babies. There's also Baby Tumteedums like Snookums, who age in reverse over the course of hundreds of years.
  • Noun Verber: There's a bird called the Chick Checker.
  • Omniglot: Most monsters can understand each other even when making different gibberish noises or one speaking English and the other speaking gibberish, however, this is shown to be a learned thing in the movie when Katsuma can understand English and Katsumanese but not the language of a shopkeeper in Jollywood, so most monsters are multilingual. Exaggerated for Sprockett, who can apparently speak all the languages in the swooniverse (the Moshi Monsters universe).
  • One-Gender Race: Psycho Ginger Boys are apparently all male.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted several times, including Twaddle's cousin also being called Twaddle, Moe Yukky having a relative also called Moe, and several of the Hoodoos all having variations on the name "Bill".
  • Only One Name: In the movie, Katsuma meets another Katsuma (revealed to be female in one of the magazines), and a shopkeeper who speaks in indecipherable gibberish. Their names are never revealed.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: A giant lives up at the top of the Great Moshi Beanstalk, who thinks smaller animals are toys. He's not a human, but he has a vaguely humanoid shape.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Lampshaded in the theme song.
    Just think of all the monsters that you've sung a song about. Most of them are scary, all they do is growl and shout. But Moshis are the monsters that you couldn't be without. Moshi, Moshi, Moshi Monsters!
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Randall the Moshling is basically an inverted werewolf-a wolf who turns into a little girl at the full moon.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Rocko, the normally gloomy and negative Glump, sings a happy song during Twistmas once.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: Buster shouts, "Ow, my leg!" after tripping over at the beginning of the movie.
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": During the unspecified amount of time the Glumps ran the Candy Cane Caves, they changed their password every day, however, one of their daily passwords was quite weak: "password".
  • Paste Eater:
  • Pep-Talk Song: "We Can Do It" was originally sung to cheer up Katsuma, but then it evolved into a general upbeat song.
  • Perfect Health: Averted. Many characters cough and sneeze without getting sick, and Judder got the flu once even though it didn't really do much for the plot.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Bubba, Frau Nau Brownkau, most of the Glumps save Fishlips and Podge, and the evil clouds are always seen frowning.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Babs is always seen smiling.
  • Petting Zoo People: Frau Nau Brownkau is a cow that walks upright and has hands instead of front hooves.
  • Picky Eater: Shrewman will eat blue berries mixed with yellow berries. He's not interested if it's just one or the other and if there's red berries involved, he'll outright reject them.
  • Pie in the Face: One video gift features a Cheeky Chimp throwing the a pie at the screen and the words "pie in the face" appear.
  • Pirate: There are several pirates on the site, including Captain Buck and a crew of ghost pirates. Exaggerated during an event known as the "Pirate Takeover", in which the whole site was pirate-ified for a month and a bit.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything:
    • Dr C Fingz is apparently a doctor but we never see him do any doctoring.
    • Big Chief Tiny Head is supposed to be a chief, but we've never seen him leading anyone.
  • Playing with Fire:
    • Diavlos have craters in their heads filled with fire and lava, which erupts out of them when they're angry, but they can also erupt willingly when not angry.
    • The firebugs can produce fire.
  • Plot Twist: "Snow Way Out" reveals that Simon Growl is working for Strangeglove.
  • Power Incontinence: Wonky Wizards' magic is said to be unstable "except on days beginning with 'Z'".
  • The Prankster:
    • Cheeky Chimps are said to be pranksters.
    • Zoinks the ghost often plays little pranks around Goosebump Manor, as does his unnamed cousin.
    • McScruff the ghost pirate is a bit of a prankster.
  • Pun: Several puns around the site, like the "Gross-ery Store", "Horrods", and "Ooh La Lane".
  • Punny Name:
    • Gilbert Finnister is a fish-like creature and he has "fin" in his last name.
    • Purrfection is a cat. Her name is a cross between "purr" (a sound cats make) and "perfection".
    • Frau Nau Brownkau. She's a brown cow and her name is a pun on "how now, brown cow?".
  • Put on a Bus: When Lady Goo Goo had to be written off, she was explained as having gone off somewhere.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Baby Tumteedums age in reverse, so child and adolescent ones are actually elderly and baby ones are hundreds of years old.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Frau Nau Brownkau's eyes go red when she's angry.
  • Red Is Heroic: Zigzagged. The Super Moshis wear red capes but Podge the Glump is red and villainous.
  • Rewarding Vandalism:
    • In "Welcome to Jollywood", you can get an E.P.I.C.S. award for taking the "J" off the Jollywood sign.
    • In "Super Weapon Showdown", part of the plan to defeat the bad guys is by rubbing out the evil plan on the blueprints and replacing it with nonsense.
  • Righteous Rabbit: Honey and all other Funny Bunnies are a species of pacifistic rabbits.
  • Robot: Several robot characters:
    • Sprockett and Hubbs, two bumbling repair robots.
    • Nipper is part of a species of robots called Titchy Trundlebots designed to help monsters.
    • Whirley is a Twirly Tiddlycopter, a robot with a propeller.
    • The Jokebot is a robot designed to tell jokes.
  • Robot Names: The Jokebot is called that because he's a robot who jokes.
  • Sapient Eat Sapient:
    • In the movie, when the Hoodoos throw the group of heroes into a pot of soup, Katsuma states that they're "having [them] for dinner".
    • Oddie often runs away from monsters who want to eat him.
  • Say My Name: Many of the songs about Moshlings end with the narrator shouting out the character's name.
  • Scatting: In one of the magazines, Max Volume sings a rap that uses the words "diddy", "dippy" and "ma" (in the place of "my").
    Max: "I love chip-diddy-chips. I eat ma potatoes with dip-dippy-dips."
    • There's also this lyric from Uptown Fifi.
      Ah, ah, loo-biddy-boo. Ram tam tam and doodly-doo. Ram-tam-tam-tam-tiddly-tam-tam-tam-ram...Scooby-Doo!
  • Science Hero: Tamara Tesla becomes a science heroine in "20,000 Leagues Under the Fur" when she modifies a potion and invents a machine used to save Elder Furi.
  • Servant Race: Glumps were basically made to work for C.L.O.N.C.
  • Shaped Like Itself: In the mission "Candy Catastrophe", a password is "password".
  • Shapeshifting:
    • All Glumps used to be Moshlings but have been shapeshifted into Glumps (or "Glumped") against their will via potions or machines.
    • The Morph Stone gives anyone the ability to shapeshift into anything or anyone they want, as long as they have something that belongs to the one being shapeshifted into (like if you want to be a Glump, you need to find some of that Glump's goo).
    • Randall and his species involuntarily shapeshift into little girls when the moon is out.
    • When you click on a Wonky Wizard, he turns into a Pixel-Munching Snaffler.
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: When a Super Moshi uses the Morph Stone, they still have their cape, belt and mask on.
  • Shout-Out: Several.
    • The title of "20,000 Leagues Under the Fur" is a shout-out to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
    • "The Fall" is a parody of the song "The Climb".
    • Several Harry Potter references can be found on-site, including the "Harry Trotter" mutant toy which is said to be not from "Horgwarts", a character named "Hermitty Ginger" who is a parody of Hermione Granger, and a signature "Hairy Rotter" on a textbook.
    • "Somewhere Clover the Rainbow" is a pun on "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", which is a line from The Wizard of Oz.
    • In the movie, when Dr Strangeglove says, "We will rule the universe as...", Fishlips replies "Father and son?" This is possibly a reference to the Star Wars movie where Darth Vader says that same line to Luke.
    • The song "Peppy-razzi" is a parody of Lady Ga Ga's song "Paparazzi".
    • A merchandise book is called "The Night Before Twistmas", a parody of "The Night Before Christmas".
    • Zoinks's name could be a Shout-Out to Shaggy's Catch-Phrase in Scooby-Doo.
    • In "The Missy Kix Dance", Missy Kix sings "I'm a chic but deadly beauty. I'm a star that's set to stun. You can call me when you need me, I can be your number one," which is possibly a reference to Star Trek: The Next Generation, where characters carry weapons known as phasers which are often set to stun and character Will Riker is known as Jean-luc Picard's "number one".
    • A mission is called "Gust Busters", which is parodying Ghostbusters.
    • Some lyrics to "Super Moshi March" are "Is it a Birdie? Is it a Sky Pony? No, it's a Super Moshi!", which is a reference to the lines "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman." The Super Moshis have also been described as "Is it a huge, hairy bird? Is it a weird kind of plane?".
    • In one of the magazines, Scarlet O'Hairia reads Gone with the Wind.
  • Shrinking Violet: Bert and Casper, the Gift Island Roarkers, are very shy, especially Bert.
  • Sick Episode: Happens several times.
    • In "Kick Some Asteroid", Judder gets the flu.
    • In "20,000 Leagues Under the Fur", Elder Furi gets a disease called "Glumps".
    • In "Candy Catastrophe", the candy was poisoned due to being covered in goo.
    • Invoked by Sweet Tooth with poisoned candy in "Moptop Mischief", when Zack Binspin gets sick. His symptoms seem to be coughing, tiredness, sneezing and leaning forward. He gets better by eating some sushi.
  • Silly Spook: McScruff, Zoinks and Zoinks's cousin are all ghosts that like to pull pranks.
  • The Sleepless: Zigzagged for Warrior Wombats. At first, Moshlingologists thought they didn't need sleep because their eyes appeared to be always open, but then they later found out that those weren't their real eyes, however, whether they sleep is still unknown.
  • Sleepyhead: Whinger Cats like Gingersnap and Snoring Hickoppotami like Humphrey often sleep a lot even during the day. The former is Truth in Television—real cats sleep twelve to sixteen hours daily!
    • Purrfection, a cat that can be seen in "Ooh La Lane", is often sleeping. Again, this is probably because she's a cat.
    • Gilbert Finnister has a pet Owl of Wiseness that is always seen sleeping.
    • Snooze Cruise, one of the mushrooms at the disco, spends ninety-two percent of his time asleep.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Zigzagged. Yolka and Waldo are both smart and they wear glasses, but Ned also wears glasses and, despite being the smartest Glump, he's still a Glump and all glumps are The Ditz. Also, there are many smart characters who don't wear glasses.
  • Snowlems: Wistful Snowtots are a species of gloomy living snowmen.
  • Solid Clouds: The clouds in the Cloud Kingdom can be walked on with no problem.
  • Solid Gold Poop: The "Glammoth Droppings" are encased in a glass jar on a fancy plinth.
  • Something-itis: Apparently, lack of hand movement during cold conditions gives monsters "frosty fingeritis".
  • Something Tron: The machine which turns Moshlings into Glumps is called the Glump-o-tron 3,000.
  • Soup Is Medicine: In "Kick Some Asteroid", Judder the Moshling has the flu. He can be revived by making chicken soup.
  • Space Episode: The missions "Masters of the Swooniverse" through "Cosmic Countdown" take place in space.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: In the mission "Missing On a Star", the dog-car-robot thing named Rover speaks in barks, but the monsters can understand him. Same goes for Simon Growl's talking wig. In the movie, Blinki talks in squeaks but Katsuma can understand him.
  • Species Surname: There's an ant called Agony Ant.
  • Spelling Song: In "Diggin' Ya Lingo", some lyrics have Blingo spell out his name and the word "flashy".
  • Spell My Name with a "The": All the members of the Keeper family have this (the Gatekeeper, the Hatekeeper, the Datekeeper etc). Also, when the two evil clouds join together, they make "The Mighty Gustavo". There's also the Chick Checker and the Cluekoo.
  • Stewed Alive: In the movie, a bunch of Woolly Blue Hoodoos drop the protagonists into a bowl of soup and allow them to get free if they win a limbo competition.
  • Sticky Fingers:
    • Tiki has a habit of stealing items, intending to borrow them but neglecting to return them, same goes for Baz Barnacle.
    • Sneaky Tealeafs like Raffles have a habit of stealing objects but always bring them back.
    • Psycho Gingerboys like Hansel tend to steal candy.
  • The Strongman: Pocito works at a circus lifting weights to impress people. He also wins at the "Test Your Strength" game consistently until the Super Moshis beat him.
  • Stylistic Suck: In-Universe for the Creepy Crooners like Hoolio. They like to de-tune their guitars and dislike "decent" music.
  • Sucks at Dancing: Apparently, Tabby Nerdicats hate dancing as they don't know how.
  • Sugar Bowl: With the exception of certain C.L.O.N.C. members and their antics, the World of Moshi is mainly a wacky utopia.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: All the Super Moshis (except Elder Furi) wear red capes.
  • Super Speed: Wheely Yumyums (the species Cutie Pie belongs to, cupcakes on wheels), can go extremely fast and the Super Moshis can go even faster.
  • Supreme Chef: Giuseppe Gelato makes and sells very good ice cream and Lila Tweet's mother is said to be a very good chef.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: In one of the comics in the magazine, Ruby Scribblez dresses up as Zack Binspin's cousin "Jack Trashdash".
  • Talking Animal: The Moshlings are pets but can communicate with the monsters. There's also several talking crabs on-site.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: All the pirates on show use words like "ahoy" and "be" in place of "is" and things like that.
  • Team Pet: In the movie, two Moshlings named Blinki and Mr Snoodle go along with the team.
  • Tears of Joy: In the movie, Poppet gets the tears from a blue jeepers that they need because it laughed so hard it cried due to Katsuma falling over.
  • Technicolor Science: Most of the chemistry sets on-site have test tubes and beakers full of multicoloured liquid.
  • Telepathy: Dr C Fingz can read minds.
  • Teleportation: In the movie, Bobbi Singsong teaches the protagonists to teleport, or "Kerfuffle" as he puts it.
  • Tempting Fate: In the movie, Katsuma asks Poppet why she doesn't want him to shout, asking "You think I'm gonna trigger an avalanche?!". He does trigger one.
  • "Test Your Strength" Game: The circus features a playable strength test game. At first, it was rigged with a rubber hammer, but then the Super Moshis fixed it, so it's playable now.
  • Theme Naming: All of the Keepers' names rhyme with "Gatekeeper".
  • Thing-O-Meter: There's the "snore-o-meter" (one of Buster Bumblechops's tools) and "cheer-o-meter" (what your score is measured on at the disco).
  • Third-Person Person: Big Chief Tiny Head talks in the third person sometimes and so does Moe Pukka.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Sprockett and Hubbs are always seen together, but they're not always bad.
  • Those Two Guys:
    • Sprockett and Hubbs are nearly always seen together.
    • Bjorn Squish and Ken Tickles, two workers at the end of Main Street, are always seen together.
    • Those two "Roarkers" as they're called, who work in the Candy Cane Caves, are also always seen together.
  • Threatening Shark: In one mission, there were "Mutant Glump Sharks".
  • Title Theme Tune: The game has one.
    Moshi Monsters, number one. Moshi Monsters, crazy fun. Moshi Monsters, whoop-de-do. Moshi, Moshi, Moshi Monsters.
  • Toilet Humour:
    • When Tamara Tesla sees the moon from her telescope, she states that she's "never been mooned from space before".
    • The Great White Furi is a source of this: he's said to have no toilet so he poops and pees outside and his snot is implied to make snow.
    • In a pile of junk that's seen in "Super Weapon Showdown", a toilet can be seen.
    • In "20,000 Leagues Under the Fur", when entering Elder Furi's nose, the player must fight against Snot Goblins.
    • One of the ingredients for a shrinking potion is "Troll Snot".
    • The planet Space Glenn has a face, arms, and you can also see on it the hint of a bum.
    • Several items, including "Barfmellows", "Glammoth Droppings" and "Scummy Bears".
  • Tonto Talk: Big Chief Tiny Head uses words like "heap big" and stuff.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: While the monsters are generally positive, they do have this one line in "Close Encounters of the Zoshi Kind" when Simon Growl asks them to "fix [his plane] up a little".
    Monster: "Fix up a little? It looks like it'll never fly again!"
  • Totally Radical: Some characters talk in jive speak. For example, Blingo says he is "fly".
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Several characters have favourite foods.
    • Diavlo (from the movie) has burnt sausages.
    • Squidge has garlicky croutons.
    • Zack Binspin has mutant sprouts, expired mashed potatoes and sushi.
    • Zommer (from the movie) has goo and wobble-aid.
    • Gingersnap has melted cheese.
    • Angel has maple syrup.
    • Dundee the crocodile has fried oobla doobla.
    • Bonkers apparently eats a lot of Pop Rox.
    • Sweet Tooth loves candy.
  • The Undead:
    • Plenty of ghosts show up, both good and bad.
    • Hoolio is a walking skeleton.
    • A talking scull appears in "Missing Moshling Egg", guarding Strangeglove's lair.
  • The Unintelligible:
    • In the movie, most Moshlings speak English, but at the beginning, the Slapstick Tortoise that was travelling with Buster, speaks some gibberish while shaking its head. Later, in Jollywood, a shopkeeper yells gibberish at Katsuma.
    • Rover, the robot dog-car, and the creature that Simon Growl wears as a wig, have only "bark" in their speech bubbles when they bark. Thankfully, it seems that the monster Speaks Fluent Animal and can understand them both.
  • The Un Reveal: In the song "Welcome to Jollywood", Bobbi Singsong notes he has a mantra but has forgotten it, however, he doesn't mind. At the end of the song, he remembers his mantra and is about to say it but forgets again.
  • Unsound Effect: In the comics in the magazines, several written "sound effects" that aren't onematapeaic can be seen, such as "pong", "trip", "stench" and "write".
  • Unsuccessful Pet Adoption:
    • In "Supermoshiversity Challenge", Hermitty Ginger has a familiar named Penny, who she gives away to the player character.
    • In "Kick Some Asteroid", Fizzy appears to be Wally's pet, but when Fizzy detonates some Cosmic Rox by accident, Wally gives him away to the player character.
    • In "The Curse of the Paw Wavin' Kitten", the ghost pirates try to keep Tingaling, but think she's cursed so they give her away to the player character.
  • Vague Age: Lots of examples, due to the game's cartoony style. All the employed characters are adults, though the majority could be anywhere from their 20s to 50s, Simon Growl is bald but doesn't seem elderly, someone mentioned that he once had some grey hairs, but that could have been a lie and his "hair" is a sentient wig. Elder Furi and Dr Strangeglove went to university together and they're very old but how old exactly is unknown. Stacey Grace is a schoolgirl but her grade is unknown. Zack Binspin is called a "kid" by Blingo, but he lives alone, Mrs Snoodle has only just hatched out of her egg but her name implies that she's married, Auntie Wobbleson is old enough to be the aunt of an adult but she doesn't seem elderly. Lila Tweet and Pete Slurp are implied to be in school, but is that elementary school? Middle school? High school?
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Some C.L.O.N.C. members are a bit creepy compared to the jovial tone of the game.
    • Strangeglove likes to transform Moshlings into Glumps.
    • Their leader makes schemes that involve the death of the entire world.
    • Zigzagged for Sweet Tooth. He or she is a bit wacky with their candy motif, but also likes to mind-control creatures.
  • Villain Song: Two. "The Doctor Will See You Now" is about Dr Strangeglove's evil plans and his past and "Sweet Tooth" is about Sweet Tooth's villainy.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Dr Strangeglove and Fishlips seem to be best friends but often argue, same with Sprockett and Hubbs and Moe Yukky and Dewey.
  • Volcano Lair: A rare heroic example is the volcano where the Super Moshi HQ is situated in.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: At the end of "The I.G.G.Y. Chomp", I.G.G.Y. throws up rainbows at the screen.
  • Water Is Blue: There's a lake of blue water on Sludge Street which Billy Bob Baitman fishes at.
  • Weird Moon: The moon has a face and appears to have several smaller moons orbiting it.
  • Weird Sun: In addition to having a face, the sun also has numbers and letters around it like a compass.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Elder Furi and Dr Strangeglove were once friends, until Strangeglove started breaking the law.
  • Wild Card: Sprockett and Hubbs sometimes help you and sometimes work for CLONC.
  • Winged Unicorn: Angel the Skypony is a winged unicorn. note 
  • With Catlike Tread: In the "Missy Kix Dance" song, Missy Kix sings out loud about how she's a secret agent.
  • Whale Egg: Silly Snufflers lay eggs, despite being essentially elephants.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the beginning of the song "Go Do the Hoodoo", also known as "Big Bad Bill and the Woolly Blue Hoodoos" or "Big Bad Bill is a Woolly Blue Hoodoo", Buster mentions that several of his friends kept disappearing in the jungle. It is never revealed who they are, why they disappeared or if they were ever found.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Dr Strangeglove has a phobia of Musky Huskies. Roary Scrawl is also afraid of flying. Zigzagged for Whurley, who's said to be afraid of heights but has been up high a lot with no fear.
  • Word Schmord: In the movie, when Furi and Katsuma start eating the sweets found on the ground, Poppet warns them that her journal says that the area they're in is extremely dangerous. Katsuma replies with "Journal, schmournal. It looks pretty sweet to me."
  • Would Hit a Girl: C.L.O.N.C. may be evil, but they're not sexist, and hurt as many females as males.
  • Writing Lines: In one of the magazines, Humphrey writes "I must not fall Asleep in Class" several times on a blackboard before falling asleep in class anyway.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: It's called "Dodgy Dealz" instead of "Dodgy Deals", "Katsuma Krunch" instead of "Katsuma Crunch" and "Katsuma Klothes" instead of "Katsuma Clothes".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Baby Rox and Bobbi Singsong look like miniature versions of humans, but they have pink and blue hair respectively. There are also various non-humanlike characters with candy-coloured hair.
  • You Mean "Xmas": Moshi Monsters celebrate "Twistmas" instead of Christmas and "Pranksgiving" instead of April Fool's Day.
  • You No Take Candle:
    • Big Chief Tiny Head talks in poor grammar and uses "heap" instead of "very".
    • In "Monster Movie Mystery", Blinki needs to be charged up and says "Need energy".
    • The spider who lives in Goosebump Manor.
      Spider: "Firebug, I catch. Too hot!"
      • So does the aforementioned firebug.
        Firebug: "Hot sauce working. Strength returning. Ready to break free."
    • The chief of the Woolly Blue Hoodoos also talks in poor grammar.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Cherry Bomb's head can explode and regenerate itself.
  • Zombie Gait: One dance, which you can set in the Dress-Up Room, is the "Zombie Shuffle", which involves the monster holding their arms (wings if they're a Luvli) out, shuffling, swaying from side to side, sticking the tongue out, and being cross-eyed.

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