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  • Painting the Medium:
    • Whenever there's a "Freaky Friday" Flip, players tend to switch their avatars to that of the normal player for that character.
    • The use of music IRP is used to affect the mood of posts.
    • The Terrifying Presence Auric power is signified by the use of eviltext IRP.
    • Heart of Gold super empathy is signified by the use of gold text.
    • Thoughts, whether telepathic or otherwise, are often signified by the use of italics.
    • "< >" brackets are used to signify Monese, except in the PMD universes where everyone speaks it, save for PMD-B when the brackets come back for interaction with humans. The variant of Monese spoken by Ultra Beasts uses "{ }" brackets instead.
    • Glitchmons tend to use Zalgo font when speaking.
  • Pals with Jesus: The group is, as a whole, good friends with Palkia and other legendary Pokémon due to inadvertent events in the past.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Lenore (Fool's Hydreigon) and Ammy use these to get their own Trainer's Licenses - they wore fake moustaches and trenchcoats. Lenore's case is more notable, because while Ammy was wearing a Pokemon-to-Human armband, Lenore wore the disguise as a Hydreigon.
  • Pen Name: "MidnightSun197", a writer of romantic in-universe fanfic, is actually Sunny, Mezzo's Umbreon.
  • Pensieve Flashback: Psychics can use their powers to allow people and Pokémon within a certain radius to see the memories of themselves and others as observers. Aura can be kneaded into the projection to get around the difficulties most Dark types have with this.
  • People Puppets:
    • During the first Unova arc some Cofagrigus use their Mummy ability to control some of the trainer's mons.
    • Zrone declaring that Tagg is his Traitor and having a horde of Psychic type mons take control of his body.
  • Place of Power: The Aura Nexuses around the world, which give increased powers to those in the Auric Quartet (Aura, Psychic Powers, Ghost Obscura, Dark Obscura).
  • Platonic Life-Partners:
    • Anom and Jane are very close, but have no romantic attraction towards each other.
    • Robin and Lina have a very close but entirely platonic bond.
  • Pity the Kidnapper:
    • What happens when Meme is imprisoned in the AU arc.
    • Also what happens to the poor, poor, MAFIAA-serving mons tasked with taking Dintel to more or less the in-universe version of Hell. It ends up with them kicking him out of there.
  • Point of Divergence: For the major universes we have the following:
    • AU: Umbra getting sealed in an orb when he was the Ghost Lord, Hoenn getting flooded, Sinnoh suffering the Distortion, and Anom's Scolipede and Artemis taking over Unova.
    • PMD-B: The dragons succeeding in turning 99% of humanity into Pokémon.
    • Otherverse: The earliest known important divergence is Grings Kodai using Azalea instead of Crown City for his Celebi plot.
    • Lilifuture: Multiple, main ones being Fortis losing her Gym challenge, Lucius never being murdered but turning into an evil vigilante who murders Lyuri and Duke, and Tagg and Sol actually being murdered during the final raid on Neo-Flare.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Caitlin's Sigilyph notices Alder's eyes glowing briefly while he speaks to Caitlin, who is starting to lose control of her psychic powers because of 'M. Realizing that Alder may be controlled by 'M, Sigilyph tries to warn Caitlin's other Pokémon. Unfortunately, said Sigilyph happens to be The Unintelligible.
  • Portal Network: The Entralink in this verse is capable of facilitating multidimensional travel with its counterparts in other universes, though it can be unreliable in this regard as it's highly dependent on a person having some idea of where they're going.
  • The Power of Friendship: DS invokes both her friends she knows and the ones she hasn't met yet in order to use the Lustrous Orb to revive the petrified Palkia during the AU arc.
  • The Power of Love: It's heavily implied that Wolf's feelings for DS are what allowed him to come back to life.
  • Predation Is Natural: While all Pokémon are sapient, predation by them is seen as merely a fact of life, though there are right and wrong ways to go about it, and due to the Vow humans are normally off-limits for hunting.
  • Pronoun Trouble: Virizion. Usually people just go with whatever gendered pronoun gets used first, but so far Virizion is the only one who everyone has pronoun trouble with, eventually sparking a debate between Anom and Jane.
  • Prevent the War:
    • The main point of the Abbyfall quest in PMD-B was to prevent the Bay region of Hoenn from exploding into war once again.
    • Tagg's group in PMD-B hands over the letter stating the Hoennese royal family's claim to the Pokepanese throne to the Hoennese emperor in order to head off any wars of regional supremacy by powers who would view it as a threat, and grant it some level of legitimacy, as it had been seen as a mere continuation of 7JD rule due to so much of its monified population being Dragon types.
  • Psychometry: Aurics can use the residual Aura on objects to get memories or to find a target's Aura trail, though it doesn't work once enough time has passed.
  • The Quisling: In the RtAU arc, Vallok gets some draconic humons to betray their species in return for better treatment, including Benjamin's old classmate Reggie, who now goes by Julkriid, or "Manslayer".
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The J-Team would count as this, having a bunch Of Pokemon Trainers, an ex-spy, some researchers, an ex-NPC, a Mary Sue/Gary Stu pair, a girl raised by Pokemon, an ex-Ranger, a former member of Team Plasma, and a delivery girl, two immortals, a telepath, as well as some other oddities.
  • Resurrective Immortality: The weather trio will respawn on the off-chance they're killed, though it may take anywhere from merely months to centuries for them to come back depending on what killed them.
  • Raised by Wolves: Fool was raised by Simipour in Pinwheel Forest.
  • Ready for Lovemaking: At some point and while their adopted daughter is busy somewhere else, Harriet the female Honchkrow tidies the nest and leaves just the right amount of space besides her for Copahue the male Fearow to fit in.
  • Real Time: For the most part, a day IRL equals a day IRP, which means that characters age as the RP goes on. For example, Tagg ages from 19 to 22 from 2011 to 2013.
  • Reality Ensues: Despite the more outlandish aspects of the RP, realism can indeed rear its head:
    • The PEFE Founders took down the corrupt corporation Pokéfutures Inc., who also happened to be the lynchpin of Angela's economy. This resulted in the Angelan economy going into freefall, and had the Founders not taken the deal to take all their assets they would've all ended up in prison.
    • Raise loads of sapient beings for use in competition and basically reject most for one or two perfect mons like in the games? Be prepared for a lot of issues regarding self-worth amongst the rejected, if they don't outright hate your guts, or both.
    • Verax may have done a Heel–Face Turn, but that doesn't mean the J-Team members who he's tried to kill before are going to like having him around, and most don't.
    • Daisy and Pentigan get together due to their adventures fighting Glitch Pokémon, but once that's over, they find that apart from a shared horrific experience they don't really have anything else in common and break up.
    • The J-Team causing property damage to the places they stayed at causes many hotels to ban them from staying there, rather than rely on Hero Insurance.
    • Psychological issues take time to fix and may never fully go away, and the J-Team's life and death struggles mean plenty of its members have PTSD.
    • During the Hoenn arc Tagg decides to have his mons destroy a perfectly legal Neo-Magma machine to stop them from destroying a beach like he would have done back when as a teenager, but is forced to retreat when they call the cops on him for vandalism.
  • Reclaimed by Nature: During the course of Team Earthbound, Nova, and other's adventures in PMD-B, a post-apocalyptic version of the Alternate Timeline where humans were rendered virtually extinct by being turned into Pokémon, they find that many of the old cities have gotten a new coating of green. Azalea for instance was completely swallowed by Ilex Forest.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: When Dialga begins changing the timeline.
  • Reference Overdosed: WAAPT's Shout Outs to other series are so many that it has its own subpage, and the wiki has pages dedicated to listing them all.
  • Regional Redecoration: The Alternate Timeline created by Cyrus using Primal Dialga has Gamer and DS fail to save Hoenn and Sinnoh from their legendary crises, leading to Hoenn getting partially flooded by Kyogre, and the Distortion World pouring into Sinnoh and making it a hellscape, leading all the humans to abandon the region. However, following Cyrus' defeat and its spinning off into a separate universe, Groudon and Giratina manage to fix them back.
  • The Remnant: The most common foe of the J-Team tends to be the remnants of villainous teams defeated by the protagonists of the games.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated:
    • Even though DS was seemingly killed in a flashback during the AU arc, it turns out she was merely imprisoned in the dimension where most of the legendary Pokémon had been imprisoned.
    • Also somewhat played with when DS and the Lake Trio discover that Palkia was basically petrified all along.
    • Straw is believed to have died when a ship sinks in the Whirl Islands, but it turns out that he was very much alive, albeit forced to deal with mon cultists in the Whirl Islands.
  • Research, Inc.: The type of Mega-Corp the PEFE happens to be, focused mainly on the betterment of Pokémon and humans alike.
  • Retcon: Robin's mon form was originally Dratini before getting changed to Deino as it was found more fitting, with the original posts with his mon form being discovered changed to reflect that fact.
  • Ret Gone: Ribbons the Gothitelle, and several other Pokémon that were born because of the trainers vanish when the timeline was altered. However, Helios and Limna managed to avoid this fate thanks to the power of the Adamant Orb making them time paradoxes.
  • Rhymes on a Dime:
    • Fool's Espeon, Zecora says things in rhyme.
    • All of the Sages in the Sprout Tower also love rhyming.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    • Performed on David by Gamer, Tagg, and Jane. In their defense, he had it coming.
    • Tagg ends up doing a one man version during the Orre arc against Cipher, which ends up having negative effects for both him and the rest of the J-Team..
  • Room Full of Crazy: The castle where King Jellicent and his family live.
  • Rules Lawyer: The dragons decide to turn humans into Pokémon because if they tried to simply outright slaughter them the legendaries would eliminate them like they did the Alakagross due to the rules of the Vow dictating conduct between humans and Pokémon.
  • Running Gag:
    • STIR WHIP STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR YAAAAH!
    • Anom doing something to a Gym Leader. Typically something so annoying that even the nice ones snap.
    • "Oh Hai, (insert name here)!"
    • Wolf isn't quite used to his her new body yet, and frequently falls over.
    • Off-screen cat noises.
    • Tagg's Zweilous and later Hydreigon wanting to eat someone or something.
    • People forgetting about Slouch.
    • MGMT (Fool's Eelektross) being referred to as an overpowered jukebox.
    • AU!Chase telling the Resistance something involving hard work, and a random crowd of Resistance members responding with "Yay".
    • Any delays in Pentigan responding to posts when there isn't anyone else around is caused by rogue agents of Scolipede. Even when not in the AU arc.
    • Forte being described as whiny.
    • Maggie getting her pants burned off in some fashion.
    • Doopliss trolling Straw and/or Crewe.
    • Straw dying and coming back to life.
    • Ever having to do some sort of odd job.
    • Vierr's weird dreams at the start of Ranger-2.
    • Levi's ability to attract grudges without the grudgee being in earshot.
    • Once Crewe gains the ability to teleport, "-there is now a Sneasel here-" becomes one.
    • Ren's mind getting broken and then rebooting.
    • "Colton facepalmed."
    • The WAAPT chatroom has some of these as well:
      • When in doubt, blame Cyrus
      • DAMN IT, NAPOLEON
      • DAMMIT, X
      • Eskay getting disconnected, then saying "Dammit iPod" upon return
      • Oran Berries fix everything.
      • [Someone] x [Someone else] OTP!
      • Anom turning into another person.
      • Silent['s mon] kicks a random pebble.
      • Every setting an anonymous login on fire, only for it to turn out to be another player, especially Star.
      • Chatroom Gamer is OP!
      • When Crewe gets tired, expect bagels. Lots of bagels.
      • STRAYLOOOOOOOR (or STRAYLOR OTP), regarding the Straw x Taylor ship and its abrupt sinking.
      • Keys' chat program crashing then saying "STOP DERPING PIDGIN!" upon relaunch.
  • Sand In My Eyes: Before she began opening up to the rest of the group, DS had at least two instances of this. There has probably been other instances of this trope from some of the other characters as well.
  • Sapient Eat Sapient: Yes, every Pokemon in the setting is perfectly sapient, and yes, the predatory ones will kill for their food. The prevailing view amongst predators apart from Law of the Jungle-esque ethics while hunting is to mainly aim for jerks and not to revel in the kill.
  • The Savage South: Quest Island of the greater Sevii Islands chain is a sparsely inhabited, unforgiving place filled with dangerous Pokmeon such as Tyranitar and Skarmory.
  • Save Both Worlds: When given the choice, the J-Team decides to have Dialga and Palkia fork the AU and OU apart rather than demolish the former entirely, despite it being inadvertently created by Cyrus and generally broken, because they deemed it to have just as valid an existence as the original universe.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • Unite the Rufflet abandons Luke, thinking that he'll never evolve into a Braviary while on his team. Luke doesn't take this well.
    • Jane abandons the group after having to put up with an endless barrage of R-Rated material thanks to 'M.
  • Shared Universe:
    • The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition, is semi-canon to this universe. (Meaning that PEFE articles are effective canon unless they prove inconvenient.)
    • On a multiversal scale, the fics of the Yangverse are part of the greater WAAPT multiverse, with it being created during the Inscursion subplot of Re: Glitch.
  • Ship Tease: A lot of it.
    • Wolf falls in love with DS, but she doesn't know that and only considers him as a friend at first. Later, Wolf confesses his feelings for DS and kisses her (after turning into a girl). They eventually get together after Wolf changes back.
    • Rebecca the Serperior so far has two suitors; Goggles the Krookodile and Blacky the Zoroark. Though her true suitor ends up being Antoine the Scrafty.
    • Apparently, Pentigan was in love with Susan the Lopunny, Jane, and Daisy.
    • Mira the Mienshao and Artemis the Liepard. In-universe.
    • Wulfric the Lucario and Woolly the Ampharos. Until she eventually decided that she loved Unite instead.
    • Tagg's Vanilluxe and Audilith (Tagg's Gigalith).
    • Reshiram and Zekrom... Or at least it would, if Jane got her way. She eventually did.
    • And, lest we forget, Bonnie and Nudi. In-Universe
    • Herbert and Carol, along with Herbert and Sarah, Herbert and Crewe, and many more.
  • Shout-Out: Has its own page.
  • Show Within a Show:
    • Valiant Knight Skarmory!
    • There's also a show based off of the J-Team's adventures, but since it ended up causing a bit of trouble for the J-Team by revealing or in some cases, coming close to revealing certain things about some of the J-Team members that would make them targets. For this reason, DS is currently working on the concept for a reboot of the show, having reimagined her friends and adventures to fit into a fantasy setting.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Lina's reaction to Yusei's reasons for conquering Ransei is to castigate him for being selfish enough to go to war instead of getting help from other nations.
    • Tagg does his own to Tokarev after he does an As Long as There is Evil speech following his maiming by the former, responding that people like the J-Team will always be around to stop people like him before attempting to finish him off.
  • Sibling Team:
    • The Morendos
    • Sarah and Kieran Amarin
    • Lyuri and Sakura
    • Psyche's brothers.
  • Sleep Cute:
    • Wolf and DS have done this on several occasions. Other characters and several of the Pokémon also do this sometimes.
    • Anom seems to have a bad habit of doing this by complete accident, and then having a rather awkward awakening. So far this has happened with Fool (Waking up), Star, and DS.
  • Slice of Life:
    • When a major Story Arc is not currently in progress, posts can fall under this category as the trainers just go around doing mundane things like eating, taking walks, or seeing sights.
    • Posts concerning Slouch rarely have any relevance to the plot whatsoever, and most often consist of Slouch and his Pokémon doing everyday things and talking amongst themselves.
  • Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness: Zig Zagged. The story for the most part is rather humorous, but some of the events described are anything but.
  • The Smurfette Principle: At the beginning, the only girl was The Chick, Daisy. Then Jane came along. Later on, Palkia was revealed to be female, and it just snowballed from there. It's gotten to the point where there are slightly more female main characters than male ones (not counting gender-bent ones).
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Most of the main cast aren't all that great with people, to varying degrees. Sakura is notable due to being this is in the past, but when she's introduced in the RP, she's actually very sociable.
  • Somebody Set Up Us the Bomb: Happens to Pent, Sam and Tesse not once, but twice! By the same villain!
  • Something Only They Would Say:
    • After Wolf and Anom switch bodies, Jane attempts one, asking Anom-in-Wolf's Body a question Anom would know the answer to, but is disappointed when he doesn't give her the answer she was hoping for.
    • Before that, Pentigan attempted one of these by asking a question Wolf would know the answer to. When Anom nearly fails to answer the question correctly, Pentigan threatens to send out his Victini to attack him. He is called out on it.
  • Spanner in the Works: A Sandshrew so cute and childish as Dintel can't possibly be a threat to Lelouch's taking over Hoenn, right? RIGHT???
  • Speaks Fluent Animal:
    • The main cast at the time after the end of the PMD arc keeps the ability to understand Pokémon after being transformed back into humans.
    • Wolf gains this skill after his her ordeal in the glitchy Twist Mountain, and Crewe picks it up in the Dream World.
    • Fool can understand Pokemon due to being raised by Simipour.
    • Other characters that join later on gain the skill by wearing the human-to-Pokémon armband for a little while or taking a trip to one of the two PMD universes.
    • Shutter and several other trainers have been known to attend Professor Willow's classes on understanding elementary monese and can have bilingual conversations with Pokémon after two semesters.
    • Milagros managed to learn to speak Pokemon by looking closely at the pitches, speech patterns and speed Pokemon say their names.
  • Spider Swarm:
    • Jane and Fool end up fighting a swarm of Ariados while searching for Troll Orbs.
    • A swarm of Ariados nearly killed Every in his backstory, leading to a lifelong fear of the species.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: One ability of Aura in this continuity is to make Hard Light weapon constructs, similar to how Lucario use Bone Club in the Pokémon anime. Tagg, however, is incapable of creating anything but chains without using his dagger.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: 'Dark' Super Nerd seems to always do this, with poor old regular Super Nerd waking up with no clue of where he's been.
  • Story Arc: Each story is based around arcs that are based around greater sagas, not counting the numerous individual character arcs:
    • J-Team Assemble Saga: The assemblage of the J-Team and its codification as a concept, consisting of the Sinnoh, PMD-1, Unova-1, Ranger, and Gold Conference Arcs.
    • Upheaval Saga: The AU Arc.
    • Aftershock Saga: Dealing with the aftermath of the AU and consisting of the OI, Hoenn, Infinity Keystone, and Kanjoh-1 arcs.
    • Paths Saga: The PMD-R and Kanjoh-2 arcs, taking place partially concurrently.
    • Cipher Saga: The J-Team's fight against Cipher, consisting of the Unova-2, Holonquest, and Orre arcs.
    • Recovery Saga: The J-Team dealing with the aftermath of Orre, consisting of the Kalos, Ranger-2, Hoenn-2, and Re: Glitch arcs.
  • Suit-Up of Destiny: Silent as he is sent by the Nidoran Colony to Set Right What Is Going Wrong.
  • Summoning Ritual:
    • Many items related to legendaries also serve as summoning charms, such as the Adamant Orb and Rainbow Wing.
    • Tagg and Pentigan have both used rituals in order to summon Lugia and Arceus.
  • Superhero: The Auric Avenger, Gaia, Shingeko and the Blue Emperor, who are Lucius, Alice, Sakura, and Jason, respectively.
    • Sidekick: Helmaroc and Faith are this for the Auric Avenger, as is Blitz for Shingeko.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Jane ends up getting possessed by 'M at the climax of the Unova arc.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Auric powers are normally conferred by genetics, though they can skip generations, as was the case with Dune, who did not inherit his mother Sally Morton's Auric abilities.
  • Super Weight:
    • Type -1: Lone Unown, most baby mons.
    • Type 0: Most humans
    • Type 1: Badass Normal humans
    • Type 2: Most humans on the Auric spectrum, first stage mons
    • Type 3: Advanced level humans on the Auric spectrum, most fully evolved mons
    • Type 4: "Lower tier" legendaries (Mew and expies, Latii, etc), Psuedo legendaries, Glitch Nido
    • Type 5: Non-creation trio box legends (Weather trio, tao trio, etc.), Mewtwo, Deoxys, The Ghost Lord, Annoski (i.e. Auric spectrum freaks of nature), 'M
    • Type 6: The creation trio, Unown hordes, Arceus, Missingno
    • Type 7: Narrators.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: Jane's hometown, Lavaridge Town, has some aspects of this.
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    T-Z 
  • Take Over the World: Both Artemis the Liepard and Anom's Scolipede plan to do this, succeeding in the Alternate Timeline.
  • Taken for Granite: Palkia, during the AU arc, until she was restored to normal with the Lustrous Orb.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: Crewe ends up giving one of these to Lucius of all people during the Orre arc.
  • Taking the Bullet: When Napoleon tries to stab Artemis, Mira takes the hit instead and is fatally injured.
  • The Team: The main group becomes this after it reaches eighteen members.
  • Tempting Fate: The trainers tend to do this at times.
  • That Poor Cat: Has happened a few times, with the cat in question each time being Artemis, DS' Purrloin. This continues to happen even after she evolves into Liepard. Not always played for laughs as it sometimes occurs when Artemis is hit by an attack from another Pokémon during a battle.
  • The Good King: Of all of the Warlords in Ransei, Sabaku is one of the only ones that always puts the safety and livelihood of his people ahead of any kind of desire for power or conquest. He even submits himself to civilian authority, and asks for permission from the leaders of Terrera's guilds before he officially declares war on the Nixtorm-Valora Alliance.
  • They're Called "Personal Issues" for a Reason:
    • Gogie doesn't particularly want to talk about his time with Jay, what happened with Biton around Christmas time or what happened with Skoll and Morrigan.
    • Dune tries to keep the topic away from his family whenever possible.
    • Tagg doesn't like talking about what happened to him in the Under, the Adamant Orb's true power, the battle of Cellafron in the AU, or what happened to AU!DS and Wolf in the PMD-B timeline.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Downplayed. While killing is something the J-Team tends to avoid if they can help it for both legal and moral reasons, and some individual J-Teamers do refrain from killing period, overall the J-Team has no real "no kill" rule. For example:
    • No one really balked at the concept of killing the Glitches, which were sapient (albeit evil) beings in the earliest arcs.
    • Tagg and his mons are fully willing to kill their opponents if deemed necessary since they tend to fight the most scummy humans and mons in kill or be killed struggles, as best exemplified during the AU and PMD-R arcs.
    • Mezzo and company in their Dream World adventures have killed their main villains such as Magolor and Queen Sectonia.
    • Played straight by Kaito Amarin and Diane Jaide, who fear going too far if they started killing. This is especially pertinent for Kaito as they actually did kill Deimos in a fit of rage during Orre.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Gamer, Tagg, and Jane, during the earlier arcs.
  • Time Abyss:
    • Many of the legendaries are immeasurably old, but this isn't touched on very often.
    • Chrome the Metagross would count, being at minimum 100,000 years old and being able to reminisce about seeing cavemen making fire. Fellow Alakagross survivor Grodus is similar.
  • Title Drop: Very, very often.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • Jane and Daisy, respectively.
    • Pentigan and Wolf after they're gender-bent.
    • Also Lyuri and Sakura, respectively
  • Together in Death: Tagg ends up burying AU!Wolf next to AU!DS after the former dies in the PMD-B timeline.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Lake and Nadia becoming EX Pokémon, Pokémon directly empowered by certain legendaries.
    • Teala the Druddigon takes one after taking Oslwa training and becoming a more competent battler.
    • Stratus, after being treated as a fool from his first appearance, defeats a holographic Mewtwo about as powerful as the real one within the ruins of PEFE HQ in the PMD-B timeline.
    • Sakura progressively gets better as the RP goes on, as do some of her mons like Dylan and Seth. Sakura takes a particularly big level in Orre once she steals Verax's gun just before he was able to shoot her dead and held him at gunpoint until his Hydreigon bailed him out. This is only minimally dampened when it's later revealed he still could have easily killed her. It culminates in her becoming a successful ninja superhero.
    • Nico starts as the most relatively mundane member of Team Umbra, but after honing his psychic powers fighting the X-Nauts and eventually co-usurping their leadership becomes the most powerful and influential.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Happens a couple of times, though fortunately not to the main characters - yet. Examples include the execs of a gaming company when they cancel a release of Giga Golurk Legends.
  • Tournament Arc: The Gold Conference arc, in which the trainers introduced up to Unova-1 battled one another and others in order to win a prize.
  • Translation Convention: It's implied in some instances that the player characters aren't always speaking English despite the RP being primarily written in English, not to mention the use of brackets to represent the use of Monese.
  • Transformation Trinket: Two armbands that allow Pokémon to turn into humans and one that allows humans to turn into Pokémon.
  • True Companions: The main group.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Toxicroak, Fade, and Gyru build a machine with the intent of gaining control of the Fourth Wall itself. During this, even the chatrooms are affected.
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: Mezzo has one between herself, Ever, and PEFE!Every, their doppelganger.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Duke, Lyuri, and Sakura in Unova-2, thanks to the former being human at the time and the third member of the girl trio, Hikari, being away for most of the arc.
  • Two Guys and a Girl:
    • Tagg, Gamer, and Jane in the earliest arcs.
    • Sam, Herbert and Carol, whenever the three of them are together.
    • Amanita, Pianis, and Onion make another such trio.
    • Tagg, Herbert, and Ammy form one in Ransei.
  • Under the Mistletoe:
    • During the group's stay in Crewe's home (read: cave in northern Sinnoh) for the holidays, Myra gets a piece of mistletoe, and hangs it over Alyssa and Jeff. Eventually, other people end up under it, such as Sakura and Rawst. When Crewe and Straw end up under it, Crewe ends up kissing Doopliss, in human form.
    • Similar shenanigans happened when several members attended a Christmas at Ren's family's manor in Johto.
  • Underground City: The Under, which is even more expansive than in-game.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Several characters use "muk" as a curse word.
  • Urban Warfare: Showcased in the battles of Celadon and Goldenrod during the AU arc, which have partisans fighting the forces of Lanius and Rommel respectively in urban environments.
  • Villainous Legacy: The Seven Jerk Dragons transformation of most of the human population of the PMD-B timeline is directly responsible for the state of that universe when the J-Team visits it. Specifically, Bahahkun's descendant Maleficent had designs on starting a whole new dragon war, which were cut short when she died.
  • Villainous Valor: Despite being knowingly outnumbered and outmatched Melinda's mons, and her Chandelure in particular, chose to fight against the J-Team anyway after her car got forced off the road after being chased for capturing DS and Mirage.
  • Virtual Soundtrack: Players often use music to set the mood of the scene they're doing for better atmosphere.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Crewe and Vierr constantly make sharp jabs at each other (the former quite literally), yet they still seem to consider each other friends.
  • Voices Are Mental: Played straight when Jane and Palkia, and DS and Artemis switch bodies. Averted when Wolf and Anom switch bodies.
  • We Are Everywhere: Tagg actually says this almost verbatim to refer to the PEFE's very long reach throughout the regions.
  • Weapon of Choice: Due to how their adventures can sometimes go, many of the trainers can fight with things besides Pokémon that they're well known for using:
    • When not using her Pokemon. Fool has a Frying Pan. And as of the GC arc, an Electrowhip.
    • Tagg has his trusty dagger, as well as a sharpened e-tool and an axe forged from fragments of the meteor that was going to hit Hoenn during WAAPT's own Delta Episode.
    • AU!Gamer has his tranq rifle. For once, Instant Sedation is justified, due to the darts being filled with Sleep Powder.
    • Ren has his canes so he can engage in Cane Fu.
    • Mezzo has an umbrella.
    • Crewe has a slingshot. It keeps ending up broken or stolen, and keeps being replaced.
    • On the villainous side, Kirsten has a baseball bat, to reference Bad Girl from No More Heroes. It even gets set on fire in battle (though accidentally).
  • War Arc:
    • The AU arc has the backdrop of the Scolemis dictatorship and the Resistance fighting one another, only for it to take a direct role when the former has their generals invade Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn directly, forcing the J-Team and their allies to fight them during the latter portion of the arc. Later on following Napoleon's rebellion, it turns into a Mêlée à Trois between him, the Resistance, and the Scolemis loyalists.
    • The Conquest Arc takes place in the middle of a war between Spectra and its allies/conquered states, Nixtorm and its allies and, Illusio and its allies.
    • Return to AU has as its setting a massive world war with various disparate resistance movements fighting against the forces of the Seven Jerk Dragons hellbent on taking over the world and placing themselves above humanity and other mons.
  • War Is Hell: The invasions of the Gen I-III regions, particularly the invasion of Kanto, exhibits this trope very well with Lanius' numerous war crimes and the PTSD given to many participants of the battles.
  • Weirdness Magnet: The group admits to being one of these, as no matter where the J-Team goes weird things happen soon afterwards.
    • 'I defeated Missingno [X Amount of] times and all I got was this lousy T-shirt'
  • Welcomed to the Masquerade: Every prospective member or ally of the J-Team ends up being welcomed into the odd world of WAAPT at some point.
  • Wham Episode:
    • During the Orre arc:
      • Alexia turning out to be a blackmailed Lyuri.
      • Alexiel turning out to be Allen in disguise.
  • Wham Line:
    • Jane is dead
    • Luke... Chose Cyndaquil.
    • But a solemn morning when her parents read: "Solana Malkewitz, officially dead"
    • I can't help him like this, and I'm not letting my son die the same way I did!
    • Thanks for saving my boyfriend.
    • You are the Lunar Pendant.
    • Sakura...I'm dead."
    • Mel is... dead.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: There were a few of these, including the random disappearances and reappearances by Mewtwo, the fate of Pink the Audino's parents and what happened to the Azure Flute, but these have since been answered in later story arcs.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Gamer got this quite often in earlier arcs when he does stupid and/or selfish things.
    • Des gets chewed out by Sakura after he attacks Lake unnecessarily.
    • Tagg gets chewed out by nearly the entire J-Team team after he slaughters a whole bunch of Cipher Peons out of revenge.
    • Crewe gives the J-Team members that participated in the Fiore Illusion HQ raid this after they cause one of their airships to crash, injuring Straw.
  • Whole Plot Reference: A lot of miniarcs have been based off the plots of different videogames.
  • Windows of the Soul: Des can interpret what somebody's been through just by looking in someone's eyes.
  • With a Friend and a Stranger: The Auric Avenger's team was initially this with Gaia as the friend and Shingeko as the stranger.
  • Womb Level: 'M's organic core takes over the Grey Ruins and makes things all fleshy.
  • World Half Full: Tagg points out that while the universe of PMD-B isn't perfect, it certainly isn't a total lost cause.
  • World of Weirdness: The world of WAAPT is in a word, strange, but most people go about their regular lives.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The PMD-B timeline can be viewed as this at first, since the AU managed to rid itself of its biggest problems only to have dragons turn most of everyone into Pokémon and mostly rid the Earth of human civilization.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb:
    • Vierr, who has Auric and Psychic abilities as well as both Dark and Ghost Obscura, although he is not at all experienced with any of the four.
    • More competently, are Nightmare and Spirit, a pair of Delta Stantler with Psychic/Dark and Fighting/Ghost typings respectively.
  • You Are Not Alone: A common occurrence whenever a character is feeling down.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: The cave painting in Oblivia foretells Dialga's betrayal of the Legendaries that begins the AU arc, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it.
  • You Can't Go Home Again:
    • It's implied during Portales' backstory that the homeworld of the Elgyem species somehow got destroyed or otherwise rendered uninhabitable, meaning that the Elgyem and Beheeyem that managed to make it to Earth may be the Last of Their Kind.
    • Fool, Michelle, and Roderich were permanently banished after the former two ended up killing the Simipour they were supposed to be forcibly mated with due to troop hierarchy.
    • This also happened to former Scolemis soldiers who defected from Dragonspiral Tower in the AU, including Mira.
    • Robin is unable to return to his home timeline due to bringing it to ruin personally while subsumed by Grima.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair:
    • Anom, Luke, Fool, and Mezzo all have blue hair. Wolf and Gamer have green. Sakura and Maggie have pink. Anom mentions having brown hair in the story, though. This is either artistic liscense or simply a Retcon.
    • Played with in Gamer's example, as he actually dyes his hair that color. As does Sakura.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Ammy ends up cheating on Umbra with Vlad, due to confusion regarding her feelings, resulting in an egg. They do end up back together though.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: The group rescues Gamer, but just as they are leaving Ein shows up to stop them.
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