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  • Anticlimax Boss: Cynthia, who is widely regarded to be one of the strongest opponents in the entire Pokémon series, was defeated in fewer tries than Wallace. Napoleon only lost two 'mons against her. A rare case in which an Anticlimax Boss also counts as a Moment of Awesome.
  • Arc Fatigue:
    • For a good two days, the mob spent most of its time around Solaceon Town and due to the lack of evolutions (and much time spent in the daycare and Game Corner), it didn't feel like anything major was accomplished, despite defeating both Crasher Wake and Cyrus. The stalemate was broken when nppmwB9♢Im the Bidoof was accidentally released, which promptly drove away the lethargy that was beginning to creep into the journey.
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    • It came back after Cyrus took the Mob to the cleaners despite Napoleon's Pokémon being overleveled and at full health. The two lengthy game crashes (nine hours the first time, seven hours the second time) and the fallout following the egg didn't make things better, nor did the hours upon hours of Level Grinding deemed necessary to beat Cyrus. It worked out in the end, however, and the game quickly got back on track after taking care of Cyrus, with Napoleon winning his eight badge and succesfully traversing Victory Road in little more than a day, which includes several hours of gambling and trying to catch the Lake Trio for the funz.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Chimchar's release. Were you sad about it or did you celebrate the fact?
    • Giratina. Some portions of the Mob didn't want it because it would cause an inevitable PC shuffle, and they believe the team is perfect as it is. Others, however, did want it because they believed it would be helpful against the Elite Four and that Bibarel would be useless against them. In the end, Giratina was defeated, and Bibarel turned out to be much more useful than the Mob first expected.
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    • Then there's Domalakazam, who, while introduced in lore comics before, was much more common starting in this round. Whether you like him or want him gone depends on your tolerance for Dead Baby Comedy.
  • Broken Base: The mysterious time-lapse due to the game crashing was not pleasant, especially to lore creators. It's caused several of them to verbally attack each other over their own head-canon explanations for how the time-lapse transpired. That situation being exacerbated by the Egg Drama that had happened shortly before, and wasn't undone by, the crash. It's mixing your standard TPP Broken Base with Ship-to-Ship Combat.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that Pearl's in-story name (PP) becomes the name of Napoleon's own brother in another run is quite funny, especially considering that the latter does not share Napoleon or the former's love of debts or gambling.
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  • Memetic Mutation: See here.
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  • That One Level: Mt.Coronet, and by extension, the Distortion World. It's an area that's difficult to navigate alone but combined with the mob's anarchy and it can lead to problems. Compounding this is Cyrus, whose team is quite vicious, and if the mob loses to him then they are set back out, forced to retread the mountain all over again!
  • The Woobie: Shinx, for being unable to evolve and seeing her accomplishments go ignored.
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