- Ensemble Dark Horse: Trembly Paw and Dark Paw. Eugene the genie is also well-liked despite appearing in only two episodes.
- Jerkass Woobie: Trembly Paw is a mild, borderline example. He's a bitter, snarky, cowardly Grumpy Bear who gets irritated easily, but he has the Butt-Monkey status in the tribe and sometimes Mighty Paw picks on him.
- Nightmare Fuel: The greedy greenies. They are green blobs with yellow dot eyes that devour almost everything in sight, who show up in the middle of the night and cannot be killed. Also, it's implied that some of them used to be Paw Paws. Sweet dreams.
- Reverse Shazam: The show itself is simply called "Paw Paws," although they are called the "Paw Paw Bears" in the theme song's chorus.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: Flying Cloud, Princess Paw Paw's horse. In the episode "The Flying Horse Nappers," the pronoun "he" was used to describe the horse. In "Totem Termi-Nation," the pronoun was switched to "she."
YMMV / Paw Paw Bears