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Moshi Monsters was a virtual pet site from the UK, created on April 16th 2006, conceptualized by Michael Acton Smith aka "Mr Moshi".One could adopt one of six types of monsters to take care of and use as an avatar, get involved in creation and the story line, play minigames and the website functioned as a first step to the internet for children in a controlled safe space to interact with others.While free to play, it had paid "membership" which grants users more features, often vital, such as access to the Super Moshi Missions (the storyline) and the Moshling Zoo, which displays your Moshling collection.

Monsters are taken care of by simply keeping busy in the game. Loggin in, buying items or food, decorating your room with the items interacting with your monster (feeding, tickling or clicking for dialog) and playing certain minigames is enough to keep them happy and healthy. Neglect them and they will let you know their displeasure with you. It does not further affect the game other than that a low happiness/health bar will make your monster unable to level up. Leveling up makes you able to buy level-locked items and it is more likely to achieve MonStar status in which other players rate your room. This could lead you appearing on the Daily Growl (the Moshi Monsters news blog) or the Moshi Monsters Magazine.

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Moshi Monsters became exceptionally successful with the introduction of Moshlings; smaller Monsters that tend to be under the care and protection of Monsters. They have a high collectibility value and completing your collection would require an immense amount of engagement. Most are obtainable by planting certain combinations of flowers in your garden or playing the storyline Missions. For others you were required to buy certain merchandise, complete a task and send in proof of it or attend real life events.

In the storyline Super Moshi Missions, your monster is one of the recruits and becomes a Super Moshi; Monsters who keep Moshi World save from harm. The antagonists (more often than not) are a group of villains named C.L.O.N.C., the Criminal League Of Naughty Critters, of which founding member Dr. Strangeglove provided them with the Glumping process; a method of turning Moshlings into minions called Glumps.During the course of their activity, C.L.O.N.C. has never been clear why they do what they do, aside Dr. Strangeglove himself, who has been thrown out of the league at least once.

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On November 13th, 2019, it was announced that Moshi Monsters would be shutting down the following month, for reasons unknown but possibly due to the imminent discontinuation of Adobe Flash, in 2020. It shut down on December 13th, 2019.


Moshi Monsters contains examples of...

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Sunglasses, headwear, shoes and jewellery are common attire for the Monsters and Moshlings.
  • The Ace: Pretty Kitties are all born able to ski, play lacrosse and speak multiple languages.
  • Accidental Dance Craze: 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 calls your monster 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..
  • Alien Lunch: Most things eaten in Moshi Monsters is comically strange or disgusting. Not only just monster-versions of our dishes (Mutant Sprout, Roast Beast) but also 'Carton of Sour Milk' (Pulp included!), 'Eye Pie', 'Chocolate Coated Broccoli', 'Quenut Butter Sandwich' and the infamous 'Slop'.
  • Aliens Speaking English: The Zoshlings (Moshlings from another planet) are able to communicate with the monsters.
  • Alliterative Name: Buster Bumblechops, Tamara Tesla, Giuseppe Gelato, Pirate Pong, Big Bad Bill, Agony Ant, Brutha Bubba, Baz Barnacle, Whiffy Wobbler and Buck(y) 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 Criminal History: Jaunty Jack is said to have a price on his head.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Sweet Tooth. The last monster to ask was kicked into the Moshpital. Most Moshlings have different pronouns used per source as well, therefor would also be considered ambigious gender.
  • Animal Lover:
    • Poppet loves Moshlings and has a whole song about her love for them.
    • Buster also likes Moshlings and studies them.
    • Gilbert Finnister knows almost as much about Moshlings as Buster and works in a pet supplies shop.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Moshi Monsters is the type of franchise where you can assume everything is alive. Doors, totems, statues, books, tools, instruments. Some come in the form of Moshlings, some are haunted and some are simply alive. And then there is also Strangeglove's hand that has a mind of its own.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Foodies, Munchies, Fruities and some individual Moshlings are food creatures.
  • 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:
    • CocoLoco and other Naughty Nutters drink the Bongo Colada from their own head, which is basically their brain.
    • Shambles and other Scrappy Chappies munch their ears. It doesn't hurt and the ears grow back.
    • Fabio the Glump also tried to eat his teeth once, but they tasted bad.
    • Octopeg chewed off all his tentacle limbs.
  • 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 mistreated a Moshling at least once.
  • 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 Monsters are neutral to good.
  • Berserk Button:
    • 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:
    • The C.L.O.N.C. Leader is the head of C.L.O.N.C. and in control of hitting the doom weapons.
    • Dr Strangeglove himself is the Big Bad of most schemes, also in Katsuma Unleashed and Moshi Karts.
    • Frau Nau Brownkau is the Big Bad of "Sandy Drain Schenanigans".
    • Sweet Tooth is the Big Bad of "Candy Catastrophe", "Moptop Mischief" and "Big Top Bally-hoo".
    • Big Bad Bill is the Big Bad in Moshling Rescue. It's in the name.
  • 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. 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 they see 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: As most food in Moshi Monsters is bizarre, so does everyone's taste in it. While Slop is like sewer waste soup, and actually makes your Monster unhappy/unhealthy, Elder Furi said to love it. Diavlo prefers his sausages "toasted into oblivion".
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: The firebug who gets caught in the spider web gets his fiery abilities back by eating hot sauce.
  • Blinding Bangs: In the song "Moptop Tweenybop", 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.
  • Blue Means Cold:
    • In the movie, when Mr. Snoodle gets too cold, he turns blue.
    • The Wistful Snowtots are living snowmen with blue hats and scarves.
    • The Snowies and Frosties sets have blue colour schemes.
    • Dainty Deer live in the snow and have blue fur.
    • Abominable Snowlings live in the snow and have blue skin.
  • 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 hypnotize 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: The Moshi Monsters Magazine has a Real Life section where Bushy Fandango explores a certain subject in the "real world". Other character comment on it.
  • 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.
  • Cactus Person: There's a species of talking, purple cacti called Tickly Pickles.
  • Captain Colorbeard: One of the Moshlings is called "Long Beard".
  • Cartoon Bomb: Cherry Bomb the Baby Boomer. Also 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 some monsters based off of animals, mythology and other known creatures but foremost they are just something entirely knew that can simply be described as "monster". Something like Roary Scrawl, Dewy, Tamara Tesla or Rubby Scribblez are just not any known creature.
  • Catching Some Z's: When Humphrey falls asleep in class in the magazine, "Z"s are seen above him.
  • Catchphrase: Several characters have catchphrases.
    • Roary Scrawl - "Keep Your Eyes At Hand"
    • Dr Strangeglove - "Today Monstro City, tomorrow the world!"
    • Elder Furi - "Stay vigilant".
    • Zack Binspin - "It's all goo, baby".
  • Catch Your Death of Cold: Zigzagged. Judder gets frozen in ice and afterwards, he's caught a cold.
  • 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.
  • Cat Scare: In "Monster Movie Mystery", Part One has the players think they were tracking The Beast 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. Zommers have a twitch and are said to pick at their stitches. Crazy Bill has a similar twitchy tick.
  • 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.
    • Threadie's original animation had them upside down to have their sock slip up and reveal their underwear which makes them blush.
  • 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.
    • 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:
    • Sly Chance
    • In "Welcome to Jollywood", Big Chief Tiny Head fakes being The Confidant to Bobbi Singsong.
    • The entirety of the Swindlies set.
  • Cool Shades: DJ Quack, Lady Goo Goo, Sly Chance and Blingo all wear sunglasses.
  • Creepy Good: Everyone and Everything in Moshi Monsters, although they sometimes get confused when bad is good and bad is bad. Special mention of the Ghosts, Ghost Pirates, Spookies and Screamies.
  • Cruella to Animals: C.L.O.N.C. are often mean to Moshlings by either enslaving them or turning them into Glumps.
  • Creepy Good:
  • 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.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: All the Noisies but especially Boomer.
  • Cymbal-Banging Monkey: The Antique Isle Monkey Cymbals item depicting Chop Chop.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • In the ghost mission, Tamara gets locked in her own lab due to ghosts.
  • Dance Off: Big Chief Tiny Head knows this is the only way Bobbi SingSong wants to "settle it" but makes his grand escape one it is his own turn.
  • 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: A common theme in Moshi Monsters is that monstrous is monstrous, which means it may be good.
    • 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.
    • Bonkers plays a part in "Pop Goes the Boo Boo".
    • Bubba plays a part in "Pop Goes the Boo Boo", "Moptop Mischief" 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 and other Creepy Crooners.
    • Woolly Blue Hoodoos have tons of skull ornaments at Hoodoo Central and on top of their mystic staffs.
    • Skull Guard is a talking skull on a stick "guarding" Dr. Strangeglove's lair in the Wobbly Woods. They do a rubbish job at guarding but they cannot think straight after the Doctor hid his lair keys in the skull.
    • The Room item Coral and Hardy. "Poor old Hardy. He was a jolly fellow. Still...his skull makes for one eye-poppin' plant pot!"
  • 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. Biggie Diddles II, Captain Codswallop and Linton make mention of their mothers but not fathers. Lila Tweet's parents are never seen. Her mother is said to be a Supreme Chef, but her father is not mentioned whatsoever.
  • 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.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When Simon Growl is kidnapped, despite being about to fall down a hole, he acts more bored than scared.
  • Distressed Dude:
    • Elder Furi was made sick in Season 1, kidnapped, went missing until the half of Season 2, and in Katsuma Unleashed! he is captured as well.
    • In "Lost in Hong Bong", Captain Buck gets stuck in a bottle and shrunk and must be released.
    • 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.
  • Does Not Like Spam: All Katsumas hate gloopy jelly beans, Sweet Tooth dislikes anything savory. 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 original name is Lavender Troggs, but he doesn't want to be called that anymore.
  • Dreaming of a White Christmas: Around Christmas time on-site, it always snows.
  • Dressed to Plunder: Pirates are a common subject in Moshi Monsters. With the many Pirate characters (Cloudy Cloth Clipper crew, Marooned Five and other Ghost Pirates, Commander Sassafras and Bratworst, Octopeg) and the celebration of Pirates during Pirate Day and the Pirate Takeover, Monsters can also dress themselves as pirates. There is even a special clothing shop for it; the Boot-Eek!
  • Early Personality Signs: When he was a baby, Zack Binspin would rub things in his hair a lot and sing into a fake microphone. Now, he's a singer and running your fingers through his hair is like a buffet.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Several characters are named after food including Sprinkles, Yolka and Mr. Mushy Peas.
  • The Eeyore: The species of Furis, originally. They love getting down...in the dumps.
  • 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".
    • Biggie Diddles hates jokes about his mom and takes her linedancing.
    • Captain Codswallop mentions his mum giving him a golden anchor.
  • 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.
    • The C.L.O.N.C. Leader is a mystery in many ways.
  • 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: Dr. Strangeglove, Sweet Tooth, C.L.O.N.C. Leader, Hansel, Squidge, Big Bad Bill.
  • 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: Zigzagged. Glumps are said to smell awful and but so do a lot of characters in Moshi Monsters because it is part of the humor.
  • Expository Theme Tune: The theme tune basically explains the premise of the game.
  • Expressive Health Bar: When a Moshi Monster is sad or hungry (both your monster and the ones on the Ice Scream Parlour game), a little face that indicates their mood will change to a neutral expression, and then a frown.
  • Expressive Mask: "Limbo Hoodoo" is shown to do this in the movie. Kook does not have it except in a comic where the eyes and mouth can move and express.
  • Extra Eyes: While there are many characters with 3 eyes, Roary Scrawl has about eleven of them and constantly loses them because he juggles with them and they are considered food as well in the Monster world. Stashley Snoozer also has that many if not more.
  • Extreme Omnivore: The Monsters in Moshi Monsters tend to eat comically strange things.
    • In the "Moptop Tweenybop" music video, 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: Fetchin ingredients to put in a pot befits your usual adventure game, does it not?
    • In the first Super Moshi Mission, Dr. Strangeglove prepares to make a potion that would allow him to shrink all of Monstro City. It consists of a feather, mushrooms, berries, bat droppings and troll snot, the later he notes he wished someone had told him where it actually comes from.
    • In the Great Moshi Beanstalk, to Glump a Moshling you will need a fire bug, tiki feather, toadstool, beanstalk boom and 3 drops from the sap tap. Twaddle makes a few tweaks to Dr. Strangeglove's Glumping Potion recipe to make it a De-Glumping potion, removing the fire bug. How does Twaddle know that?
    • In the Movie, Dr. Strangeglove requires "artifacts", all of which he puts into a blender and penetrate the egg with, to hatch the Great Moshling Egg and turn the one inside into a Mega Glump. The "artifacts" are Microwavable Oobla Doobla, Blue Jeepers Tears and Rainbow Rox.
    • Big Bad Bill is a potion and lotion brewer and also is in charge of Hoodoo Stew, which is celebrational peace-offering food to be shared among the tribes. It requires Creepy Crawlies, Fried Oobla Doobla, Coconut Shells and Purple Bananas. In the song "Go Do The Hoodoo" it also names Sweet Jungle Smells and Moonlit Gazelles but are not necessarily ingredients as requiring their essence to be present to create the stew.
    • In the Moshi Movie Mystery, Big Bad Bill's potion to energize Blinki consists of a ton of glowbugs.
  • The Faceless: We never see the face of the C.L.O.N.C. Leader.
  • 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 side-effects include making you wobbly, making you see things and you can be "on" it. Also comes with a "please drink responsibly" slogan. Then again most drinks in Moshi Monsters come with such an effect. Toad Soda, Emergentea, Hoodoo Stew and even the water of Potion Ocean makes you drowsy and unclear thinking.
  • Fantastic Fruits and Vegetables: Several made-up fruit and vegetables exist in the game, including Oobla Doobla, Gooberries, Gloopberries, Swirlberries and Sunshine Berries.
  • "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:
    • Tyra Fangs, Blingo, Honey and other Funny Bunnies, Missy Kix, Serena.
    • 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.
  • Fictional Holiday: Several
    • Twistmas, a holiday similar to Christmas.
    • 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!: Gone-Wrong Blobs were once all professors who turned into blobs and are searching for a cure. Big Chief Tiny Head tries to find a cure to his tiny-fied bonce after a Woolly Blue Hoodoo shrunk it.
  • 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.
  • 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 control 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: Mr Snoodle in the movie but generally Moshlings are just small monster individuals with own agency and no caretaker.
  • Fountain of Youth: The Minime Stone has the power to turn Monsters into babies.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Most characters have four fingers over five for the simplistic cartoon effect.
  • Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better: Some of the catlike Moshlings walk on two legs, others on four.
  • Freudian Excuse: Dr. Strangeglove excuses his hatred for Moshlings because a Musky Husky bit off his hand.
  • Friendly Ghost: Zoinks, Kissy (Baby Ghosts), Ecto (Fancy Banshees) and the Ghost Pirates (from time to time) are considerably friendly and at most mischievous.
  • 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.
  • 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, Roland Jones and the Ghost Pirates all burp a lot due to their drinking habit.
  • Genius Ditz: Furi(Movie) can do super math when food is involved.
  • Genius Loci: The planet Space Glenn has a face and legs 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".
  • Ghost Pirate: Well...the Ghost Pirates.
  • Giant Food: In "The Great Moshi Beanstalk", Slurpy gets their tongue stuck on a giant ice block.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Bruiser is evil and has a scar, but Gingersnap is good and has a scar.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: Gathering Moshlings is referred to as "collecting" them and players are encouraged to have one of each kind of Moshling, which eventually became impossible. 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.
  • Grumpy Bear: Furis of all 6 Monster species are this.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: In "Candy Catastrophe", Mustachio lets you in when you give Gloopy's ID, despite you not looking like him.
    Mustachio: "That's a very bad picture of you, but okay, you can come in."
  • Hair Flip: Zack does this at the beginning of the "Head Over Heels" music video.
  • 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.
  • 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 of laughter.
  • Haunted House: The Goosebump Manor is a large, spooky house where nobody seems to live except Vincent Doorface, Zoinks the ghost and several other creatures. In "Monsters vs Ghosts", Tamara Tesla's house and a tree hut among several other buildings get temporarily haunted too.
  • Healing Factor: Cherry Bomb's head can explode and regenerate itself. Glumps are also okay after exploding.
  • 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.
  • 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 she knows how to get through the secret tunnel.
  • Hillbilly Moonshiner: Humphrey the Snoring Hickopotomus, species referred to as "Hicko's", brew Lazy Daisy Moonshine...that is if they do not sleep through their moment to do so.
  • Holiday Pardon: In The Night Before Twistmas, "Father Twistmas" says; "Since it's Twistmas, I forgive you."
  • Hook Hand: Handy Van Hookz got two of these on both "hands" after doing the dishes in the shark-infested ocean. Dr. Strangeglove also counts in some way, but replaced his hand with whatever appliance he needs.
  • Hot Drink Cure: This game features "Emergen-tea Medicine" which is essentially medicinal tea.
  • 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: Dearly Departed Nibblies love to nibble on other Moshlings.
  • "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. Ironically, he has never claimed such a thing in the first place.
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • Chopsy Popsy for Buster Bumblechops.
    • Captain Buck E. Barnacle was originally Bucky, was teased by his siblings and nicknamed Hairy Bucky, was misnamed Buck E. by Lefty which he decided on being his new name.
    • Hubbs refers to Dr. Strangeglove as "The Might Gloved One" as a joke.
    • 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 Romance:
    • Most Monsters and Moshlings swoon over Zack Binspin.
    • In Zack Binspin's song "Head Over Heels", Zack developed a crush on Missy Kix. In the most simple sense, he's a Moshling and she is a Monster.
    • In "The Unusual Suspects", a Poppet gets a love letter and the Datekeeper narrows it down to several subjects; several monsters, moshlings and even a glump because they have feelings too.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Katsuma from the Movie
    • Axl van Slap
  • 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 Moshlings hatch from eggs which are simply lying around without any parent tending to it.
  • 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 Red Riding Hood 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 rude intentionally to everyone they meet, but the only one we see, Marcel, isn't.
  • Jet Pack: Splutnik wears one of these. There is also a Jet Pack as a room item.
  • Job Song:
    • "Super Moshi March" is about the Super Moshis' job saving the day.
    • "The Doctor Will See You Now" is about Dr. Strangeglove's job as an evil scientist.
    • "The Missy Kix Dance" is about Missy Kix's job as a secret agent and musician.
  • Kill Itwith Water: Hansel and fellow gingerboys fall apart when made soggy. Shoney and fellow Amazin Blazin Raisins cannot do much harm either when they fire is put out.
  • 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.
  • 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 CocoLoco.
    • 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 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 (aka Sneezing Channels) 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": It's the Moshi Norm to have their names mean something. If not their profession, it's what they are. Fizzy is a soda, Suey is a bowl on noodles (chop suey), Wing, Fang, Screech and Sonar the bats. To many to name when there's approximately 500 characters.
  • Living Figurehead: Mavis, the Gooey Galleon's figurehead, who controls the whole ghost ship.
  • A Load of Bull: Frau Now Brownkau, Lummox and Troy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Magic Staff: You don't just have a walking cane in Moshi Monsters, it WILL be some sort of magic stick. (In Dr. Strangeglove's case, it is more of a gadget.) Originally a trait of some magical individuals, the introduction of Super Moshlings had them ALL have a staff of power as part of their Super Getup.
    • Elder Furi has a staff with a Powerful Rox on top of it. The staff got seperated from its owner twice, where Super Moshi could wield it to open a path in the Volcane, and one time in the jungle, where Big Bad Bill picked it up to steer his Hoodoo Stew.
    • Big Bad Bill and the Woolly Hoodoos. The more detailed the staff, the more likely belonging to a chief. Big Bad Bill just keeps it simple as a species representative.
    • Wuzzle and other Wandering Wumples, although the magic comes from the charm dangling off the staff.
    • Hocus and other Wonky Wizards.
    • All Super Moshlings, who hold a great variety of objects in their paws but it all comes down to being Magic Staffs.
    • Averted with Big Chief Tiny Head, who also has a large impressive staff, but it is just a stand to hold his drink.
  • 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.
    • Big Bad Bill can put fellow moshlings under a zombiefied hypnotic spell.
    • 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: 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.
  • Metal Scream: Sweet Tooth's song "Sweet Tooth Stomp" has a few of these.
  • "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."
  • Mining for Cookies: All candy sold at the Gross-ery Store is mined in the Candy Cane Caves, where marshmallow, toffee, liquorice, cake and all sort of other sweet treats naturally grow. Chocolate is taken to the Chocolate Refinery to create Chocolate Eggs.
  • 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 switches between bursting out in laughter and zapping with rage.
    • The dish for the Slopcorn in the Food Factory randomly gets angry.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr Strangeglove, although he's less morally ambiguous and more just plain evil.
  • The Music Meister: Bobbi Sing Song has the ability to make you move like him but it is never shown as something people do not want to do.
  • 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:
    • 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.
    • 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 once Simon Growl goes missing, but does not go in further detail of how the two relate or what happened.
  • 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.
  • Ode to Food:
    • Played with in "The Sweet Tooth Stomp", which is about Sweet Tooth's weaponized candy.
    • "Bongo Colada" is an Ode to Drink, about the titular drink and how it makes you burp.
  • 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 speak all the languages in the swooniverse.
  • One Steve Limit: When the fiction forgets a species name, they tend to refer to the species with the representative's name, causing two Waddling Floffles who are cousins to be called "Twaddle". More on the nose are some established Woolly Hoodoo character having variations on the name "Bill". Big Bad Bill, Big Chief Bill, Little Bad Bill and Crazy Bill.
    Meet Bill! Meet The Other Bill! And Another One!
  • Only One Finds It Fun: In one of the magazines, Sprinkles makes some muffins for a contest but accidentally gets them wet, so only Captain Buck likes them. Despite this, she wins, because no one liked everybody else's muffins.
  • 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 red ridinghood at full moon.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Rocko is described as hating everything yet is extremely excited over Twistmas, sings the Twistmas song, tells Strangeglove to get in the spirit and is also joining Poppet in singing the Shalala Goodbye Song.
  • 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:
  • Peeve Goblins: When the server crashes, a message appears explaining that "a naughty server monster caused a crash".
  • 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.
  • 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 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:
    • Shoney the Amazin' Blazin' Raisin is a raisin that is on fire and [[Pyromaniac loves setting things on fire too]].
    • 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 Crystal: Rox hold many powers and come in many forms. Elder Furi has a powerful Rox on top of his staff.
  • 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:
    • Micro Dave is a microwave.
    • Dustbin Beaver - Justin Bieber
    • Lady Goo Goo - Lady Ga Ga (removed due to Lady Ga Ga winning the case against the parody)
    • Captain Squirk - Captain Kirk
    • Marooned Five - Maroon Five
  • 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 Now Brownkau's eyes go red when she's angry.
  • Red Is Heroic: The Super Moshis wear red capes and red masks.
  • 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: There are several robot characters which are considered monsters as well:
    • Sprockett and Hubbs, two bumbling repair robots.
    • The Techies and Techies 2.0 set with 10 seperate characters.
    • Loose characters like Hip-Hop, Liberty, Blinki and Judder are mechanical living objects as well.
    • The Jokebot is a robot designed to tell jokes.
    • Ri-Anne Droid.
    • Robot Moshlings from Katsuma Unleashed!
  • Robot Clown: Jokebot
  • Robot Names: Jokebot, Ri-anne Droid
  • Sapient Eat Sapient:
    • Buster ate a Frazzledragon after it burned his ship.
    • 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.
  • Seadog Peg Leg: Mr. Mushy Peas has one even though as a ghost he has no legs to begin with. Octopeg has the nervous habit of gnawing off his limbs, hence he ended up with replacing the tentacles with peglegs.
  • 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 Empire Strikes Back, 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 Catchphrase 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: Waldo, Pinestein and Yolka are smart and they wear glasses, but there are many smart characters who don't wear glasses.
  • Sneeze Interruption: When Shishi wins her final star, she says, "*Achoo*, I like *achoo*, oh forget it."
  • 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: 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, the 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.
    • Sneaky Tealeafs like Raffles have a habit of stealing objects but always bring them back.
    • Psycho Gingerboys like Hansel do great candy heists.
    • The Gooey Galleon Gang steals all sorts of nonsensical things.
    • The Bearded Barnacle family claims anything as there own, and so does Captain Buck -who escaped the hoarding part of it- and his cousin Baz Barnacle, who "borrows" from his cousin.
    • Furbert Snufflepeeps "borrowed" Big Bad Bill's map to The Treasure of Umba Umba.
  • 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 after rigging the game.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Fiery Castle, any battle involving Sweet Tooth.
  • Stylistic Suck: In-Universe for the Creepy Crooners like Hoolio. They like to de-tune their guitars and dislike "decent" music.
  • Sucks at Dancing: 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 and Super Moshlings 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.
  • Surfer Dude: Kook and all Woolly Green Hoodoos. Cap'n Buck also had a surfer phase growing up.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: In one of the comics in the magazine, Ruby Scribblez dresses up as Zack Binspin's cousin "Jack Trashdash".
  • Talking Animal: Simon Growl's hair is consideres his "pet" and can be understood by the Super Moshi. So does Rover, the vehicle belonging to Wally Warpspeed.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: All the pirates on show use words like "ahoy" and "be" in place of "is" and things like that. Captain Buck specifically studied it himself.
  • Team Pet: In the movie, Mr Snoodle go along with the team. Blinki is not really behaving as a pet but more as an assistant.
  • 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: To "Kerfuffle" yourself is to transport where you need to be. Bobbi Sing Song and Blue Jeepers are able to do this and use it in the Movie to help the protagonists to their next destination.
  • 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...by replacing the hammer with one of Pocito's weights.
  • 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 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 who work in the Candy Cane Caves, are also always seen together.
  • Threatening Shark: In one mission, there were "Mutant Glump Sharks".
  • Tired After The Song: Blingo's verse in "Moptop Tweenybop" ends with him declaring he's running out of breath and faints out of suffocation. He's okay for the chorus though.
  • 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
  • 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: Blingo the Fox, udig?
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Several characters have a favourite food as part of their personality biographies, be it in their likes or in general it is something to get excited about. They aren't constantly shown with it in however.
    • Woolly (Blue/Green/Orange) Hoodoos are constantly shown with Hoodoo Stew, Oobla Doobla and occassionaly Purple Bananas. When speaking of Hoodoos, these foods with definitely come up.
    • CocoLoco and other Naughty Nutters have Bongo Colada which they drink from their head.
  • 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.
  • Tropical Island Adventure: Anything regarding Music Island, more specifically the Gombala Gombala Jungle. Furbert Snufflepeeps, Snuffy Hookums, Buster Bumblechops and Elder Furi got lost there and all ended up having something to do with the Hoodoos who are either joked or played straight to form a threat. The elements held by Gombala are a melting pot of cultures and places with the volcano KrakkaBlowa, the Green Hoodoos, the limbo, the "voodoo" practicing witch doctors and the Pirates.
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: Moshi Monsters has permanent blush stickers in the artstyle and a few occassions of emotional blush. When your Monster gets upset with you to the point of screaming, they turn red of anger. Buster Bumblechops said his whiskers turned red in the Collector's Guide books when his pants ripped. In the Music Island Mission books, Rofl, a chattering teeth toy, blushed "furiously" upon compliments and so did the robots Hubbs (star-struck) and Sprockett (anger). Threadie, a sockpuppet, blushes when their underwear is revealed upon doing a headstand. Furi blushes in embarrasment when Shoney burns his fur away. In Magazine Issue 40, Furi is covered in pink paint and Jeepers jokes about it looking like Furi is blushing all over.
  • Unsound Effect: In the comics in the magazines, several written "sound effects" that aren't onematapeaic can be seen, such as "blush", "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 under Wally's care, 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: Regardless several Moshling species are described as "baby" (Rocky, Kissy, Boomer) you can assume they are adults in the sense of having their own agency, life and a past without parents/owners or a parental figure to guide them...and doing irresponsible things is just the norm in Moshi Monsters. Lady Goo Goo's species are eternal babies and Snookums species ages in reverse, meaning they are actually ancient. It became even weirder with the introduction of Baby Moshlings, where Baby Snookums would be older than regular Snookums.
  • Valley Girl: Cali and other Valley Mermaid. It's totally, like, there, in the species name!
  • Villain Song: Two. "The Doctor Will See You Now" is about Dr Strangeglove's evil plans and his past and "Sweet Tooth Stomp" is about Sweet Tooth weaponizing candy.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Sprockett and Hubbs. 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 Elder Furi snitched on Dr. Strangeglove's troubling experiments.
  • Wild Card: Sprockett and Hubbs will work for anyone.
    In fact they can’t even agree on who to work for. Put it this way, if you oil their cogs they’ll do your jobs!
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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:
    • The Woolly Hoodoos occassionally. Big Bad Bill ranged from regular 'English' (Moshi Monsters, Moshling Rescue, most written fiction) to a few occassions in written fiction as "Me say it Party Time" to "Oobla Doobla" talk in the Music Stars book, which required Simon Growl to interpret. Big Chief Bill has that similar treatment and only wanted to commune in whistling in the movie and having no patience for people who could not, while clearly speaking in the end credits to Big Bad Bill, and speaking regular 'English' in the promotional Moshi Movie Mystery Mission.
    • 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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It appears as though Pooky is flying in an airplane and a sub but really he's just playing make-believe with a box.

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