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Left to Right: Lavi, Luna, Jade, and Scarlet

Run by The Loading Crew, this particular Pokémon Tabletop Adventures campaign mainly follows Team Fresh Floof, a team of Pokémon Trainers journeying through the Utopus region, a custom region that focuses on team battles. The team includes:

  • Lavi - Martial Artist, Aura Guardian, Black Belt, Massage Therapist
  • Jade - Capture Specialist, Engineer, Snagger, Collector
  • Luna - Ranger, Coach, Commander, Signer
  • Scarlet - Mystic, Godspeaker, Spirit Healer, Touched

There are currently two Seasons. Watch the first here, and the second here.

Pokemon Tabletop Utopus Region contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: An arc involving Prism and his daddy issues in Republic City.
  • Advertising by Association: The series, before the opening animation, usually advertises Loading Crew Crafts and the Patreon for the series.
  • Alternate Timeline: The Dream and Nightmare Timelines.
  • An Ass-Kicking Christmas: The Republic City arc took place over Christmas.
  • Ascended Meme: When Team Fresh Floof arrives at the bug sanctuary on Route 9, they meet people who are excited to see the winners of the Bug Catching Contest.
  • Bottom of the Barrel Joke: In Rod We Trust.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At Empire City, they arrive just in time to save a family from the villains. Bonus points because the GM intended for them to only see the aftereffects of the event, not to actually show up when it happened.
  • Captured Super-Entity: Chibitina.
  • Crossover: A whole 27 episodes with Team Peasant Poppers, formerly a one-shot with half its characters inspired by Anime Campaign.
  • Cute Is Evil: Chibitina, while loyal to Jade, is still the Sleep-Mode Size version of a Legendary with power over the dead. But the situation isn't what it seems.
  • Denser and Wackier:
    • Downplayed with Team Peasant Poppers. While Team Fresh Floof has no shortage of comedic antics, the episodes focusing on Team Peasant Poppers manage to be even sillier.
    • The Cross Platform Action Squad one-shot is pure absurdity. Justified since the four players are comedians.
  • Dungeonmaster's Girlfriend: Parodied in the Arc Summary videos. The other players make jokes about Jade getting cool things solely because her player is the GM's real-life wife.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Sound balance issues, and rules discussions, slowing down the first few episodes may mess with more rule focused viewers.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: The people of Ransei, a neighboring country inspired by Pokemon Conquest.
  • Fanservice: The whole Port Oligarch Arc. The party even gets a Charisma bonus during it because they all look attractive in their swimsuits.
  • Futile Hand Reach: Riolu, during the Empire City arc, saw his master Akamotto supposedly back from the grave and reached out his hand. The same happened with Lavi in Wild Colony.
  • Gag Censor: The "Pika" and ["Pokémon!" Bootstrapped Theme] used to censor swear words on the YouTube videos.
  • Good All Along: Giratina initially seems like a Satanic Archetype who claims Jade's soul after she catches his Nightmare counterpart. However, the true reason he offered Scarlet the GS Ball and started the contract with Jade was because he needed a human's help to gain a foothold in the mortal realm, the first step in his quest to save the other members of the Creation Trio.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: Akamotto, Watashi, and all Team Vision members in their division.
  • Great Detective: Looker shows up in this campaign.
  • Grimy Water: The water in Empire City, and in the areas affected by it, are so polluted that trash Pokémon are considered an issue. Lavi swimming through it to reach their goal faster ends up mutating him, as well as forcing him to take daily antibiotics for a long while to avoid further consequences.
  • Herr Doktor: Dr. Altear, a recurring character who happens to be a highly intelligent Beheeyem.
  • Heroic BSoD: Lavi, Scarlet, and Riolu. Lavi, whenever Luna mentioned his father, broke down. Scarlet, near the Wild Colony, broke down she thought Jade and Lavi were dead, following the nuclear explosion and after witnessing Pokémon dying in nuclear fire. Riolu shut down when he saw his master back from the grave.
  • Leitmotif: Cena. As would be expected, his theme is that of John Cena. Later receives an upgrade via LittleVmills's Djent Cover.
  • Long Bus Trip: As of October 2021, Team Peasant Poppers' last appearance as a whole was over four years ago. The group is currently somewhere in Ultra Space. While Rick and Phoenica's players have briefly returned for a cameo in the Empire City Arc Summary and a few Road to Victory episodes respectively, Samson and Nera's players have not been available at all since then.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Rudy, at least for 2 episodes or so.
  • McNinja: There is a whole village of Ninja despite this not being their home Region.
  • Meaningful Name: Inverted and spoofed in a rather Literal-Minded way. A random Dirty Fighter is named Hygenica.
  • MockGuffin: In the Republic City arc, the "pivotal plot MacGuffin" Nera stole from Crystal turns out to be nothing more than a memento that once contained Mewtwo.
  • No FEMA Response: Averted; Looker after the Wild Colony arc does manage to get international organizations to provide aid to Wild Colony and help with the cleanup.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The Wild Colony arc ends with the area irradiated by nuclear fallout.
  • No One Should Survive That!: Jade and Lavi. Turns out, they survived a nuclear meltdown by digging underground via Garchomp family.
  • Our Homunculi Are Different: Alchemy exists in the Utopus region and so do artificial humans. A couple examples include Crystal and Lavi. They're usually born with unstable lifespans. And when they aren't, the law of Equivalent Exchange is in full effect.
  • Pals with Jesus: They've met an absurd amount of Legendaries, and befriended most of them.
  • Retcon: Has occurred a few times.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Team Fresh Floof, Team Peasant Poppers, and Team Prism, just to name a few.
  • Reference Overdosed: Everything, from the Pokémon RéBURST Manga to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: The GS Ball turns out to be the only type of Poke Ball capable of capturing legendary Pokemon. Its unique mixture of technology and magic can also change the form of Pokemon captured by it.
  • Reset Button: The Time Gear can rewind time. Sara uses it to undo the fight between Team Fresh Floof and Team Vision in Empire City when Layla and Scarlet die.
  • The Rival: Team Prism, or, more specifically, Amber (to Luna).
  • Running Gag: So many. Examples include:
    • "You find a fork in the road; near the fork is multiple paths."
    • West changed forever; now there are True West and False West, the latter of which changes throughout the day.
    • The Bug Catching Contest. Team Fresh Floof won it.
    • Team Peasant Poppers' name tends to be a source of confusion for most people. Initially, it's because they didn't figure out a team name yet (though Team Branding was a temporary placeholder name.) But even after they officially choose their name, the confusion persists.
    • "You're paralyzed, Lavi!"
  • Series Mascot: Chibitina.
  • Standard Evil Organization Squad: Team Vision.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Team Vision's apparent motive.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Combat is often interrupted by talking.
  • Viewers Are Goldfish: Lampshaded by Jade in episode 318. The viewers do a great job of remembering; the players tend to forget details. Sometimes Justified in the case of Scarlet, whose player (especially early on) would fall asleep.
    Scarlet: "I go to sleep and the cool *Pika* happens!"
  • Theme Song: Dialga's Fight to the Finish from the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers games.
    • With the new Season comes a new opening; "Road to Victory!" by Megami33.
  • Time Bomb: Wild Colony. They need to stop a nuclear meltdown within a certain time period.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Let's just say the space-time continuum gets weird in this series. It's arguably Justified since the story's two main timelines used to be aligned but were later split from each other when the Time Gear was stolen.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All of them. It's a tabletop RPG. What did you expect?
  • Viewers Like You: This series is funded in part by the Patreon.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Battle Bond from the Pokemon XY anime is adjusted into working this way. The trainer gains their Pokemon's abilities and the Pokemon itself is strengthened, but their health is now linked; if one faints, so does the other.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The boss battle against Nightmare Giratina was only winnable because Giratina had been split into two halves at that point.
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks: Anarcity. It at least looks that way because people just throw their trash wherever.