Pokémon Ranger/YMMV

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  • Angst? What Angst?: The Pichu from Dolce Island in the aftergame are still as cheerful as ever despite their home island being vaporized.

Man: They sure don't look like they lost their home island.

  • Complete Monster: Purple Eyes in the third game. His beating up of both Rand and Nema should give you an idea of how few moral restrictions this guy has, and he only gets worse. And then there's his goal in the last Extra Mission...
    • Put this into perspective: Purple Eyes is a sadistic high ranking henchman to the main villainous group who ends up unexpectedly betraying his masters and becoming the Big Bad / Final Boss, and then becoming a Misanthrope Supreme Nietzsche Wannabe who wants to kill everyone alive. So yes, he is pretty much the Pokémon answer to Kefka!
    • A big case of YMMV, but some fans think that Purple Eyes is even worse than Ghetsis from Pokémon Black and White! Well, if you think about it, even Ghetsis wasn't deemed unsafe enough to be whisked off to a different dimension...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Go-Rock Quads in the first game. They even reappear in both subsequent games as guest stars, though they're Demoted to Extra in the third.
  • Fridge Logic: How exactly is Team Dim Sun supposed to use a Wailord as a cargo ship? Gut it and use its innards as a storage device?
    • Porygon-Z can be found in the past in the third game. Porygon-Z!
    • Mewtwo is in an ancient temple. Probably placed there by Edward, but that brings up the question of how he set up that machine in such a short time...
  • Game Breaker - In the second game, the steel-type assist prevents targeted Pokémon from attacking. Halfway through the game, you obtain a steel-type partner Pokémon. Do the math.
    • Early in the third game, you can catch a Xatu. Its assist is extremely powerful, and briefly prevents the opponent from attacking. Just put it in a corner or behind an attacking Pokémon, and you've basically won.
  • Goddamned Bats - Golbats and Crobats in the caves will not leave you alone. Generally, any aggressive Pokémon that is faster than you, such as Houndoom, would qualify.
  • Memetic Mutation: TARGET CLEAR!!
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Societea cross this when they VAPORIZE Dolce Island! And where to begin with Purple Eyes...
    • It becomes a little more Fridge Horror-esque when you think about it. The Societea are all in their 60's, at least,(Well, Kasa HAS aged quite well, but still...) so they have experience of being thieves and generally being evulz for some time now. (Granted, they're rather Affably Evil) Then take into account Purple Eyes. Red Eyes and Blue Eyes look like they're in their late teens, eighteen at the most, and Purple Eyes only looks a little older. Which means Purple Eyes, Misanthrope Supreme and Complete Monster who crossed the Moral Event Horizon line twice, could be in his early 20's.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Most people think that both the story and gameplay were improved in the second and third games; Shadows of Almia replaced the capture system with a friend meter (at the cost of some of the game's difficulty; hence the "most"), and Guardian Signs allowed the reuse of friend Pokémon over and over again under certain conditions.
  • That One Sidequest: If you consider the Past missions in Guardian Signs to be one big sidequest adventure, then it's this because of how insane several of them are, especially when playing alone.