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[[folder:Ash's Pokémon (''Diamond and Pearl'' Series)]]
!All of Them (Sinnoh Region):
* AmbiguousGender: Staraptor, Buizel, and Gible are male, but the rest remain unconfirmed.
* BadassCrew: Notable more so than normal because unlike most of Ash's previous teams, most of his Pokémon on his Sinnoh team made it to their final stage, with the exception of Buizel and Gible.
* PutOnABus: At the end of ''Diamond and Pearl'' they're all left at Oak's Lab while Ash heads to Unova.
%%* TrueCompanions

!!Starly-Staravia-Staraptor (Mukkuru-Mukubird-Mukuhawk)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima (Mukkuru and Mukubird), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Mukuhawk)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sarah Natochenny
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* BareFistedMonk: Knows Close Combat. And yes, it is weird to see a raptor punch and kick his opponent with his wings and talons.
* BlowYouAway: He knows Whirlwind, which is a wind-based status move that he used it for offensive purpose. It's actually called Gust in the Japanese version.
* CallBack: The episode where Staravia evolves into Staraptor mirrors that of his Hoenn equivalent (Taillow to Swellow).
* CornerOfWoe: After getting sidelined for Ash's first gym match, Staravia goes sulking face-first against a pillar.
%%* CastFromHitPoints: Knows Brave Bird.
* CrashIntoHello: Ash and Brock met Starly when Aipom crashed into him.
%%* {{Flight}}
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when Ash doesn't choose him to fight Roark, complete with a PokemonSpeak BigNo.
%%* NonElemental: Primary type.
%%* RazorWings: Knows Wing Attack.
* ShesAManInJapan: Is female in the Czech dub and Latin American Spanish dub.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type is Flying.
%%* WreathedInFlames: Seems to be the case when using Brave Bird.

!!Turtwig-Grotle-Torterra (Naetle-Hayashigame-Dodaitose)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' [[Creator/JimmyZoppi Billy Beach]]
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Similar to Bulbasaur in a way that he is protective of other Pokémon.
%%* ColossusClimb: Knows Rock Climb.
%%* CombatPragmatist: Knows [[ManBitesMan Bite]].
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Whenever he uses Rock Climb during a fight, the victor tends to be quickly determined after it either succeeds or fails.
* {{Determinator}}: Grotle is left heartbroken when it loses its signature speed after evolving, but through dedication, it manages to teach itself Rock Climb to compensate.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Torterra's secondary type (Ground), although he does not know any Ground moves.
%%* EnergyBall: Actually knows the move called Energy Ball.
* FragileSpeedster: As a Turtwig, he's pretty fast. Having to change fighting styles after evolving stymied it for a few episodes.
* GentleGiant: Huge upon evolving into Torterra, but remains a pretty docile, friendly Pokémon just like when he was still a Turtwig.
%%* GreenThumb
%%* HealingFactor: Knows Synthesis.
%%* {{Meido}}: Made to dress as one in an early episode (although all that could fit was an apron), and he's not exactly pleased about it.
* MightyGlacier: After evolving into Grotle, and the Torterra, he gets stronger, but the extra weight and size cost him the speed he had as a Turtwig, which may also explain why Ash lost a lot with him, since he's more used to LightningBruiser Pokémon than Mighty Glacier ones.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The biggest victim once [[SpotlightStealingSquad Infernape became Ash's signature mon]]. At the start of the season, Turtwig was Ash's designated starter, having a [[FriendlyRival Friendly Rivalry]] with Paul's Torterra, and even having its own arc of having to get used to being a MightyGlacier after evolving. Then, when Chimchar joined the team, his significance got reduced. To make matters worse, Torterra was often [[TheWorfEffect used to show how much Ash's other Pokémon]] (Infernape and Gliscor) had grown.
%%* PetalPower: Knows [[DeathOrGloryAttack Leaf Storm]].
* PintsizedPowerhouse: As a Turtwig, he was strong enough pick up and hurl a Rampardos by the tail.
* PowerUpFood: Played with. During a battle with Palmer, Grotle accidentally swallowed its Energy Ball. The result was a nearly unstoppable Rock Climb that required Rhyperior to slam its tail into the ground to moderately slow Grotle.
* RunningGag: Early on, he shows affection for Ash by biting him on the head.
* SuperSpeed: Only as a Turtwig. His loss of speed upon evolution was a bit of a HeroicBSOD for him.
* TurtlePower: A turtle based Pokémon.
* TheWorfEffect: Except against [[GoldfishPoopGang Team Rocket]], Torterra never actually won a single battle '''at all''' after evolving. Even as a Grotle, he had a fair number of losses under its belt.

!!Chimchar-Monferno-Infernape (Hikozaru-Moukazaru-Goukazaru)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara (Hikozaru), Creator/YujiUeda (Moukazaru and Gokazaru)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers
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* TheAce: Hands down Ash's strongest Sinnoh Pokémon (and more than likely one of his strongest in general), being a main battler after joining Ash's team early on in the series. In Ash's full battle with Paul at Lake Acuity he was the only Pokémon aside from Staraptor to get a win during that battle. After reaching his final evolved form he beats '''''half''''' of Paul's team in the Sinnoh League by ''himself'' while taking a crazy amount of abuse and kept getting back up. As an Infernape he only loses ''once'' in battle and that loss to was a more experienced Infernape belonging to an Elite Four Member, which is justified [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority given the way Elite Four Members]] are portrayed in the anime.
* BadassAdorable: As a Chimchar, he was an adorable monkey who was a strong battler.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Monferno and Infernape's secondary type.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's normally very sweet, but if you active Blaze...
%%* CastFromHitPoints: Knows Flare Blitz.
%%* CooldownHug: At least twice from Ash in order to stop Blaze.
%%* DanceBattler: When using a Counter Shield.
* {{Determinator}}: Particularly in the Sinnoh League. Infernape, Ash's last Pokémon, is nearly beaten by Paul's Electivire. Paul insults him while Electivire goads him into standing back up. Against all odds, Infernape manages to get back on his feet just as the referee is counting down, and activates [[HeroicSecondWind Blaze]] to win the fight.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Knows Dig.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Based off of a monkey, and one of the good guys.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Knows Flame Wheel.
* {{Expy}}: His role as an abandoned fire Pokémon taken in by Ash after deemed weak by his former trainer also bears heavily resemblance to his Kanto era Charmander. Thankfully however his evolutions lack as much of the latter's early disobedience (intentionally anyway, see TurnsRed).
%%* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* FrickinLaserBeams: [[spoiler: His Flamethrower becomes an utterly ''gigantic'' one when he uses Blaze as an Infernape.]]
* HappyDance: Would often perform one upon a victory, but would often be immediately curbed by Paul. After overcoming his fear of Zangoose, he's initially afraid to dance again, until he remembers he's with a new trainer, and among new friends.
* HeroicSecondWind: Blaze activates during the final fight with Paul at the Sinnoh League, giving him the strength to turn around the fight and win.
* HotBlooded: Despite his experiences, Chimchar still loves to battle, and he only gets more hot-blooded as he evolves.
* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: During his final battle with Paul, Infernape takes a ''ridiculous'' amount of punishment but refuses to stay down.
* NiceGuy: Even under Paul he was sweet-natured. When fighting Team Galactic, he took an attack meant for Pikachu from Saturn's Toxicroak, and when Ash felt guilty the next day for letting him get so badly hurt, Chimchar silently expressed that he didn't blame him at all.
%%* PlayingWithFire
%%* TheRival: Paul's Electabuzz/Electivire.
* {{Shoryuken}}: He usually emerges from Dig doing an uppercut motion.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Got used more and received much more focus than any other Pokémon in Ash's roster.
%%* StandardPowerupPose: His stance as Blaze activates. Really makes it look like he is an expy of Gohan.
%%* ThreePointLanding: As seen in his picture above. Infernape typically comes out of his Poke Ball in this pose.
* TurnsRed: When Blaze activates. While in this state, he gains a boost in power, but also enters into a [[UnstoppableRage mad frenzy]]. Coincidentally, his [[RedEyesTakeWarning eyes also turn red]]. Through Ash's support, and maturity as an Infernape, he eventually manages to control Blaze.
* UnstoppableRage: When Blaze activates, he often loses control.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He constantly tried to seek the approval of his ex-trainer, Paul, and would get upset if he let Ash down (even if the latter was ''far'' more understanding).
%%* WorthyOpponent: After first evolving Electabuzz was much less of a {{Jerkass}}. His expression during the first 6-on-6 says it all - having seen Chimchar earlier in battle, he's sent out against Monferno. Cue a look of shock, followed by Monferno grinning, which Electabuzz returns. And after Monferno becomes Infernape, the two simply glance at each other and share a smirk.
* WreathedInFlames: When using Flare Blitz, he cloaks himself in fire.

!!Buizel (Buoysel)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
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* BadassAdorable: He's small, he has CuteLittleFangs, and he will kick your [[GoshDangIttoHeck tail.]] His introduction episode establishes him as one by being able to take on and ''defeat'' Dawn, Zoey, and Ash's Pokémon by himself.
* BadassArmFold: Buizel typically can seen with his arms folded and completely serious.
* BloodKnight: In his first appearance, Buizel systematically defeated Dawn, Zoey and Ash's Pokémon one after another and still wanted more. He also challenged Lucian after realising that he was part of the elite four.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's pretty haughty, and it only gets worse the more battles he wins.
* BreakTheHaughty: Make no mistake, he's a great battler, but he needed to receive a CurbStompBattle from Lucian's Bronzong before he realized he still has quite a ways to improve.
* CharacterDevelopment: Though Dawn caught him and began using him in contests, it soon became clear that although he enjoyed contests, Buizel wanted to battle even more. In contrast, Ash's Aipom was more of a trickster and wanted to play around more than battle, so Ash and Dawn decided to trade Aipom and Buizel with each other. Afterwards, Buizel shows great prowess in battle.
%%* DanceBattler: When using a Counter Shield.
%%* EverythingsWetterWithOtters
* FragileSpeedster: Especially when his Swift Swim ability activates. However, Buizel is consistently shown to be physically frail, just like his game counterpart.
%%* GaleForceSound: Knows Sonic Boom.
* AnIcePerson: Knows [[ElementalPunch Ice Punch]], and also discovered how to use ice to freeze and enhance his Aqua Jet.
* {{Irony}}: He was traded to Ash for Aipom because Buizel is primarily a battler. When Wallace convinces Ash to compete in the Wallace Cup, the Pokémon he uses is Buizel. Wait...
%%* KamehameHadoken: Knows Water Pulse.
* LightningBruiser: He is capable of taking hits and dishing them out normally, but when in rainy weather, his speed doubles thanks to Swift Swim and he starts dealing out hits with alarming speed and grace.
%%* MakingASplash: He's a Water-type.
%%* OutOfFocus: Suffered this along with Torterra after Chimchar was captured by Ash.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In a way. Buizel was originally portrayed as TheBigGuy on Ash's team, but after Ash's other Pokémon evolved, Buizel lost this aspect.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's tiny, but can still knock around Pokémon many times his size.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Very arrogant about his species.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Pikachu's blue, as seen in ''A Crasher Course in Power!''.
* TheWorfEffect: Was one of Ash's main battlers playing a star role against Maylene and Crasher Wake (while having a good performance against Fantina) but after defeating Crasher Wake's Floatzel, Buizel rarely won any battles afterwards.
** Averted when he beat Paul's Gastrodon in the Sinnoh League and managed to put up a better fight against Paul's Drapion than Staraptor and Torterra before going down.
%%* WorthyOpponent: Briefly, with Brock's Croagunk, but nothing ever came out of that.

!!Gligar-Gliscor (Gliger-Glion)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Gligar), Creator/MarcThompson (Gliscor)
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* AcrophobicBird: As a Gligar. It mostly has better luck flying after evolving into Gliscor. ''Mostly.''
* BigCreepyCrawlies: It is part-bat, part scorpion.
* BulletHell: Its Stone Edge attack is portrayed as a large number of stones spiraling around it and then being launched at its opponent in a swarm.
* ButtMonkey: Mostly in "Doc Brock". In just one episode (in order): it's been ignored; the wind was against it (again); it couldn't WatchOutForThatTree; and it was left behind (on purpose, because Brock needed to hurry ahead to help Dawn's Pachirisu), only to be completely forgotten until the final seconds!
* CallBack: Gligar's debut, as part of a delinquent gang of Pokémon that terrorizes a city (think Squirtle).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Gliscor never uses Screech again, despite learning it in "A Breed Stampede!"
* CharacterTics: What sets it apart from other Gligar/Gliscor is its tendency to wink and lick its lips in an exaggerated manner. Both Gligar and Gliscor also like to stick out its tongue for no other reason.
* DarkIsNotEvil: You'd be surprised how sweet Gliscor is despite looking so creepy otherwise.
* DieOrFly: In ''Fighting Fear with Fear!'', Gligar is given the option of using a Razor Fang to evolve when it desires to become stronger, but Ash prevents Gligar from using it until they do some proper training together. The training is well underway until Team Rocket shows up and their hijinks lead to Ash falling off a cliff, and Gligar can't fly fast enough to stop Ash's descent. Ash, knowing Gligar has earned its prize, tosses the Razor Fang to it and it catches the item, immediately evolving into Gliscor and gaining enough newfound speed to save its trainer from falling to his doom.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Primary type (Ground). Also knows Sand-Attack and Stone Edge.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Knows [[RazorWings Steel Wing]].
* {{Flight}}: Unreliable as a Gligar, but gets better and eventually masters it as a Gliscor.
* TheGlomp: To the point that it once homed in on Brock when the latter was trying to evade it (and Gliscor still hits Brock).
* TheLoad: Until it evolved into Gliscor, it was without a doubt the weakest link in Ash's Sinnoh team and never won any battles. Even after evolution it tended to have an unsteady pattern in battle (defeating Byron's Bastiodon, yet falling to Candice's Snover). It finally [[TookALevelInBadass grew out of this completely]] - during the battle with Paul, it put up a good battle against Ninjask and managed to defeat his powerful Drapion, which had previously knocked out Buizel, Staraptor ''and'' Torterra with ease.
%%* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Screech.
* NotQuiteFlight: Though it's a Flying type, most of its flight is gliding rather than powered flight and it has been shown to have trouble taking off on flat ground in still air.
%%* PlayingWithFire: Knows [[ManBitesMan Fire Fang]].
* PluckyComicRelief: Despite being a competent battler, Gliscor is not meant to be taken seriously. Everything it does outside of battle is meant to be silly.
* PowerUpLetDown: Stone Edge can't seem to hit a thing. Averted by Giga Impact.
* PuppyDogEyes: Shows these when upset at losing, rejection or when Ash scolds it, especially when frightened. Often combined with CryCute.
* PutOnABus: Ash leaves Gliscor behind to train with the Air Battle Master in ''Mastering Current Events!''. [[TheBusCameBack It eventually returns]] in time for Ash's rematch with Paul at the Pokémon League.
* ScaryScorpions: Completely {{Averted}}! Gliscor is surprisingly adorable.
* SpamAttack: How it defeats Byron's Bastiodon in ''Dealing with Defensive Types!'', continuously spamming Fire Fang like there's no tomorrow.
* TookALevelInBadass: After finishing training with the Air Battle Master. It has mastered Giga Impact, and can glide perfectly, even negating Giga Impact's recharge drawback.
* WatchOutForThatTree: Since it can only glide (and not even all that well), Gliscor ends up slamming into trees, walls, people, etc.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Never cleared up whether it returned to [=McCann=], or was deposited on Professor Oak's lab like the rest of the Pokémon before it. It's finally revealed in ''The Dream Continues!'' that it was sent to stay at Professor Oak's lab as it was seen during the GroupPictureEnding.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.

!!Gible (Fukamaru)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland
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%%* BareFistedMonk: Knows [[BrickBreak Rock Smash]].
* BigEater: He ate through 2 of Team Rocket's mechas! And Barry's bicycle! And a Shadow Punch from Conway's Dusknoir!
* CharacterTics: He has a tendency to bite on people's heads.
* ChekhovsSkill: His habit of biting and not letting go was instrumental in defeating Conway's Shuckle and Dusknoir.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Secondary type (Ground).
* DumbMuscle: Gible is noticeably quite dense, but surprisingly powerful. Tobias claims that Gible could have defeated Darkrai with his Draco Meteor if only it made contact.
* EleventhHourRanger: Ash only catches him toward the end of the Sinnoh arc.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He ate two of Team Rocket's mechas, Barry's bicycle, and a Shadow Punch attack. The only thing he couldn't stomach were Shuckle's sludge bombs.
%%* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* GeniusDitz: Looks and acts dull witted much of the time, but was apparently smart enough to use its Draco Meteor to find Piplup a few times.
%%* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Primary type.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He's a land shark and is part Ground-type.
* OverlyLongGag: "''Gotta get a Gible''": his encounter with a Team Rocket mecha involves a drawn-out BeatPanel of an ellipsis five dots long + {{sweatdrop}} (approximately a second each dot). TWICE IN A ROW!
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He only comes up to below Ash's knees, but he is capable of taking on opponents 10 times his size.
* PluckyComicRelief: It ate through Team Rocket's mechs, always scarfed Brock's food, and was very roly-poly.
* RunningGag:
** Draco Meteor has a tendency to hit Piplup and ONLY Piplup prior to mastering it. He exploits this a few times when the trainers are looking for Piplup.
** His tendency to bite onto anything that grabs his interest, and ''never'' let go.
** Also invoked; in separate occasions, when a Ditto was impersonating Piplup, and when he was separated from the gang, Gible launches Draco Meteor (without even a command from Ash) just to find him!
%%* SignatureMove: Once he masters it, Draco Meteor.
* TheStoic: But he's not emotionally reserved. He's just...vacant.
* TookALevelInBadass: Upon mastering Draco Meteor, he became one of Ash's most powerful Pokémon. Even Tobias pointed out that his OlympusMons Darkrai would've been defeated by it if its attack connected.
* TunnelKing: Above ground, he's a little quicker on his feet than he looks. But underground is where he's truly in his element.
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[[folder:Dawn (Hikari)]]
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Bauer\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gaby Ugarte (seasons 10,11, and 13), Leyla Rangel (season 12 and 15)

May's replacement; yet another newbie trainer who aspires to be a Pokémon Coordinator. Seems to be an attempt by the writers to "do it right second time round". Tropes involving her and her Pokémon include:

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* ActionGirl:
** Out of all of Ash's traveling companions, she's the most likely to take immediate action against Team Rocket or other antagonists when they show up, frequently having Piplup dealing the finishing blow alongside Pikachu.
** In one episode, she once rescued all her Pokémon ''all by herself''.
* AgeInappropriateDress:
** [[AvertedTrope But]] her mother forbade her from bringing it on her journey. Then again, her normal outfit...
** Lampshaded in episode 171 by Princess Salvia, who comments on the length of Dawn's skirt.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Similar to May and later Serena, Dawn is good natured, but not a doormat and isn't afraid to sic her strongest Pokémon on you if you piss her off, which Team Rocket know from experience. When Meowth pulled a HeelFaceMole on the heroes, Dawn, who had been sympathetic enough to offer getting him media ties, angrily vowed to beat him to tears for selling them out ([[TooKinkyToTorture he didn't surprisingly]], but still).
* BreakTheCutie: Disturbingly often. Gets this when losing contests and became a StepfordSmiler afterwards.
* BrickJoke: The second [=DP=] episode continued the RunningGag of Pikachu frying a bike, but it took 36 episodes for Ash to know about it.
* TheBusCameBack: She returned for the ''Best Wishes'' series.
* ButtMonkey: Out of all the (main) characters she is the most mistreated. Every character has made fun of her and dissed her. Ash and Brock laugh at her, as well as her own Piplup. People regard her as a bad coordinator.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "Daijobu!", or "No need to worry!" in the dub. How ironic.
** And like May, has a phrase to use when calling Pokémon out for a Contest -- "Charm Up!"/"Spotlight!"
** BorrowedCatchphrase: She also copied Iris' "such a kid" remarks at Ash (a little anyways), and once shouted, "Buneary, I choose you!" when sending it out to battle Pachirisu.
%%* TheChosenOne: Of Mesprit.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has both hair and eyes dark-blue.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Rather famous for have a skirt that is like 1 inch long.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of "Diamond and Pearl", to Ash's protagonist.
* DisappearedDad: Unlike Ash, no mention is ever made of her father.
* DubInducedPlotHole: Against all odds, averted when it came to explaining "Dee-Dee".
* DudeMagnet: Kenny, Kendall, and Conway have all shown signs of being attracted to her.
* FailedASpotCheck: If she would look around at the audience during contests more often, she would notice some [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/027 VERY familar faces]]. (James, Meowth and Wobbuffet)
* FailureHero: [[BreakTheCutie Poor girl lost]] ''[[BreakTheCutie two]]'' [[BreakTheCutie Contests in the Appeal Stage in a row!]]
* FanGirl: To Professor Oak's (and Gary's) poetry, and Wallace (Contest master).
* {{Fanservice}}: Similar to May, but fans are now focused on what's under that ''hip-length skirt'' of hers. [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn Remember]], Dawn is also ten years old.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Dawn was good at baking Poffins.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine.
* GenerationXerox: She gets her passion from Pokémon Contests from her mother, who is a retired Top Coordinator.
* GoGetterGirl: Right from the start, she knew she wanted to be a Pokémon Coordinator, and never lost sight of her goal since.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Became this in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Best Wishes Season 2]]'', joining the group temporarily prior to and during the Junior Cup.
* HairDecorations: She wears three yellow barrettes (star-shaped ones in one of her Contests). When using her Buneary, she wears hair bands modeled after its fur.
* HarmlessElectrocution: A running gag by itself, Dawn needs to use Piplup's Bubble Beam to [[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/Anime/Pokemon/Dawnshair.jpg condition her hair back to normal after she gets zapped]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "By Your Side". Used primarily in the Japanese edit, though some instrumental versions still accompany her in parts of the English dub (thus making it one of very few Japanese image songs to at least partway survive the transition).
%%* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The light to Ursula's dark.
* MagicSkirt: She has a short skirt, but she remains covered throughout the series, except for one occasion - "Steamboat Willies!" .
%%* TheMcCoy
* MementoMacGuffin: At the beginning of her Pokémon journey, her mother gave to her the first Contest ribbon she won as a good luck charm. After her run in the Grand Festival, she gives it back.
* NaiveEverygirl: It took her an entire episode to find Professor Rowan, despite it normally not being that difficult.
* NiceGirl: Easily one the most straightforwardly kind of all the leading females (to this point before Serena), and very empathetic (she never held Pikachu ''or'' Ash responsible for her bike's destruction given the circumstances, for instance, knowing that she attacked Pikachu first and Ash wasn't even there, thanks to team rocket). Must be the main reason Mesprit chose her.
* NiceHat: It covers her hair because it gets frizzy when exposed to shock.
* NoodleIncident: The origins of her nickname Pikari/Dee-Dee. In a subversion, it's later revealed she got shocked by a Plusle and Minun in kindergarten, making her hair all sparkly. [[note]]"Pikapika" is the [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud spoken sound effect for "sparkle"]][[/note]]. In the dub, it's short for "Diamond Dandruff", which is indeed pretty embarrassing.
* OjouRinglets: Not an {{Ojou}}, but she used this hairstyle in an couple of contests as shown [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Dawn_DP027_contest.png here]] and [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/diamond_pearl/ep177.html here]].
%%* OperaGloves: With her Grand Festival outfit.
* PhraseCatcher:
** The reply to her own {{Catchphrase}} is usually "That's when [we] worry the most."
** A few times she gets her catchphrase, "No need to worry!", back at her.
* PimpedOutDress: She wears a lot of them. Makes sense, considering part of her job as a Coordinator is to look stylish alongside her Pokémon and she also has a sense of fashion.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her usual Contest dress is pink. Idem her cheerleader outfit. Her regular outfit features a pink skirt and she wears a pink coat when traveling in colder climes.
* PomPomGirl: She sometime act like a cheerleader and donned a pink cheerleading outfit (her Pokèmon also) to support Ash in his Gym battles with Roark, Maylene and Volkner.
%%* PluckyGirl
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Wears a scarf, and battles often.
* ShipperOnDeck: While normally embarrassed about Brock's antics like everyone else, when it was suggested to him that he [[spoiler:become a Pokémon Doctor]], she's the one to point out that it will help him get closer to all Nurse Joys.
* StaticCharacter: While she matures a good deal, the basic person she is never changes and has never even changed from childhood, right down to her CatchPhrase. She's also the only female companion so far to not have undergone a change in outfit or party lineup aside from an evolution.
* StepfordSmiler: Tries to put on a good face after her first losing streak. Doesn't work in the end.
* SupremeChef: A few hands-on lessons are enough to get her cooking Poffins like a pro.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To May, as they're both 10 year old Coordinators and {{Nice Girl}}s when compared to the other lead female characters.
* SkywardScream: Does this in "Dawn's Early Night" after losing the Hearthome contest.
-->'''Dawn:''' ''[as she runs to the balcony]'' AAAAAAAAAAH!
* ATasteOfDefeat: Tying in with her ButtMonkey role, Dawn is the first of few "twerps" to suffer [[TeamRocketWins an unnegated defeat from Team Rocket]] in an episode. ''Twice'' for that matter:
** In "Team Shocker" Jessie (as Jessilina) wins her first ribbon in the Solaceon contest, one Dawn doesn't even pass the Appeals Round for. [[HeroicBSOD She does not take it well.]]
** James (disguised as Jessilina) directly defeats her in the battle round of the Lilypad contest in "Dressed For Jess Success". While Dawn was a GracefulLoser this time round, it didn't remotely taint James and Meowth's victory over her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** Girly Girl to Zoey's Tomboy.
** She also acts as the Girly Girl to her predecessor May's Tomboy.
** And now she's the Girly Girl to Iris' Tomboy in ''Best Wishes''. Dawn really is the eternal Girly Girl of this anime, huh?
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's terrified of Plusle and Minun.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Her fantasy in the LotusEaterMachine episode shows us that she even wants to surpass her mother.
* WorthyOpponent: When Dawn finally eliminated her in the Grand Festival, Jessie admitted (albeit infuriated) that she was this. Jessie herself managed to achieve her most even handed rivalry against Dawn, equalling and even besting her at times. Since Dawn never saw through her "Jesselina" alias, she was rather respectful towards her.

!Dawn's Pokémon
%%* BadassAdorable: The majority of her team.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Any time a combination of Mamoswine/Cyndaquil, Mamoswine/Pachirisu, or Togekiss/Piplup is used in a Contest.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All but Mamoswine.

!!Piplup (Pochama)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/EtsukoKozakura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Michele Knotz

Piplup is Dawn's first Pokémon. She befriended him after saving him from a wild Ariados' attack, when Piplup and Chimchar had fled from Professor Rowan's lab.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Has a woman like voice and some feminine mannerisms despite being male. The incident in [=DP149=] where he and Pikachu ended up in Attract mode [[HoYay only added fuel to the fire]].
%%* BalloonBelly: "If The Scarf Fits, Wear It!"
* BerserkButton: His EstablishingCharacterMoment was throwing a fit when Professor Rowan's Chimchar stole the last bite of his food.
* BigEater: Gets a GrowlingGut often, and enjoys food.
%%* TheBigGuy: Of the ''main'' "Diamond and Pearl" FiveManBand.
* BreakoutCharacter: Originally just a starter Pokémon for the regional main girl Dawn, Piplup became very popular with viewers during the DP saga, especially in Japan. Noticeably, he began appearing outside of his Poké Ball more and more often until he eventually stopped being seen inside it altogether (save for rare occasions). He also got promoted to being a co-star with Ash's Pikachu in the merchandising, a feat that only Misty's Togepi had accomplished prior.
* BubbleGun: Bubble Beam, which fires several bubbles in quick succession, was the very first attack he was seen using, and it's still his SignatureMove to date.
* ButtMonkey: To clarify it has been:
** Attacked by Elekid and Electabuzz [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/066 on two]] [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/137 different occasions]].
** Zapped by Pikachu ([[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ash%27s_Pikachu yes That Pikachu]]) [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/149 after bumping into it]].
** Knocked into a crater by Ash and Gible (using Draco Meteor) on purpose and [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/626ps11.shtml having to fend off against a Magnezone and a Metagross]].
** Not to mention [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP156 all]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP157 those]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP164 other]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP172 times]] it got hit by Draco Meteor ([[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/174 except for that one time that Kenny got hit by it]]).
* CampStraight: Very campy, but showed attraction to Meloetta. Though Meloetta is gender less, so...
* TheChewToy: It is always nailed by Ash's Gible's Draco Meteor while the latter was trying to master that move.
* ColorFailure: Twice. Once in ''Battling a Cute Drama!'' when Marilyn said he wasn't cute, and once in ''Piplup, Up, And Away!'' when he overheard Dawn telling Gible it wasn't at fault for dropping Draco Meteors on him.
** Make that three. When Dawn had her reappearance in Unova, in "Piplup, Pasage, and a Meeting of the Times!", he shares one with Dawn in reaction to Cilan's "Evaluation Time" during a training battle with Pansage.
%%* {{Determinator}}
* DramaQueen: If something annoys him, he'll let you know. Loudly.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: He'a based off of a penguin, and a hero.
* {{Expy}}: There are lots of similarities between Piplup and Pikachu. Both befriended their trainers after serious peril, and resist evolution to their next forms. Piplup also prefers to travel outside his Poké Ball, though he will come out of one for Performances to accrue Charm Points.
* FireForgedFriends: At the end of the Junior Cup arc in [=BW2=], he seems to have formed a close bond with Oshawott (who was his rival for Meloetta's affection).
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Did this to Dawn when she was on the edge of having a nervous breakdown before one Contest. Instead of slapping her, he blasted her with Bubble Beam.
%%* GreenEyedMonster: For Dawn, regarding [[TheLancer Cyndaquil]].
* GrowlingGut: In his debut. This is what made him to accept food from Dawn.
* HeroicBSOD: He had this when he was trying to evolve but didn't want to.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Pikachu during the DP series.
%%* AnIcePerson: Knows Ice Beam.
* InterspeciesRomance: "Piplup, Up, and Away" makes it pretty clear he has a huge crush on Dawn. The music is what puts it over the top.
* MakingASplash: He's a Water-Type and knows common water moves such as Bubblebeam, Whirlpool and Hydro Pump.
%%* NoSenseOfDirection
* JerkassBall: He could be seen as downright selfish in some of the episodes. In "Different Strokes for Different Blokes", he ate Aipom's orange causing them to argue. He also collided with Turtwig in "The Champ Twins!" and they started arguing again. He also didn't accept Turtwig's apology when Turtwig is trying to make up with him. In "Gone with the Wildworks", he's shown to be selfish towards Cyndaquil for Dawn's attention. He even slapped Cyndaquil out of the way and ate the poffin which causes them to start a fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is rather selfish but does love Dawn.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Occasionally bickers with Dawn, even though it's clear they care about each other at the same level that Ash and Pikachu do.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: This is apparently due less to its infamous "forced mascot" status and more because the producer considers Empoleon ugly. In series, it's because he's afraid of changing personalities when he evolves, and in the dub because he wants to protect Dawn as he is.
* NotQuiteFlight: He's shown occasionally to be capable of flying a very short distance from the momentum of using [=BubbleBeam=] or being sent out from his Poké Ball.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: From Bide, to Whirlpool, to even Hydro Pump, all while not even approaching Dawn's knees in height.
* PluckyComicRelief: Goofy and funny, and [[ButtMonkey hapless to match.]]
* RealMenWearPink: On several occasions he has sported a ''pink female'' cheerleading outfit. Later on they opted for more masculine clothing though.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cyndaquil's blue. He is more hot-headed and assertive compared to the more quiet and calm Cyndaquil, an ironic inverse given their color schemes.
* SignatureMove: Bubble Beam is used the most out of every move he knows, and he never forgot how to use it.
* TookALevelInBadass: Upon learning Hydro Pump, one of the most powerful water attacks known.
%%* UseYourHead: Knows Headbutt.
* WaveMotionGun: When he uses Hydro Pump, he blasts a massive cannon of water at his opponent that is at least 10x bigger than he is.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Knows Peck and Drill Peck.
* WouldHitAGirl: Repeatedly attacks his master when angered as a RunningGag.

!!Buneary (Mimirol)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomokoKawakami (first voice), Creator/SatsukiYukino (current)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sarah Natochenny

From the beginning of ''Diamond and Pearl'', Dawn wanted a Buneary. This Buneary was [[ThirdTimesTheCharm her third attempt to capture one]]. Of course, it helps that this particular Buneary had developed an intense crush on Ash's Pikachu.

* ActionGirl: Especially noteable in "Hold the Phione" - after the titular Pokémon challenges Pikachu for her, she's offended because (A) Pikachu's in a tight spot, and (B) she's being treated like some sort of prize. She demands Phione battle ''her'' instead. And ''wins''.
* {{Adorkable}}: Sometimes shows shades of this when around Pikachu by blushing and hiding her face in her fur.
* BadassAdorable: She's a little bunny that's capable of both giving you a run for your money in battle and making you go "aww" at the same time.
* BunniesForCuteness: Is based off of a rabbit, and is ''adorable.''
* CrushBlush: She cannot resist Pikachu.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: First she jumps to save Pikachu from an incoming motorcycle, then when he tries to thank her she hides her face and bounds away, in the process [[WatchOutForThatTree crashing into a tree]]. This sets her up as a graceful ActionGirl who nonetheless crushes ''hard'' on Pikachu.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Part of her Grand Festival appeal and also in one of the battle rounds in the Wallace Cup.
* TheFashionista: Not an extreme example, but she's occasionally seen sporting a vest that Dawn made for her, and the Sinnoh arc ends with her becoming a model.
* AnIcePerson: Knows Ice Beam, which is also her signature move for Contests.
* NonElemental: She's the Normal-type of the team.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's tiny, but she froze Ash, Dawn, and Brock in her debut episode, and she frequently holds her own against larger opponents.
%%* SignatureMove: Ice Beam.
%%* UnrequitedLove: Has a massive crush on Ash's Pikachu that works out to this.
* WingdingEyes: Gets hearts in her eyes when she looks at Pikachu.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Knows [[InASingleBound Bounce]].

!!Pachirisu
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura

* BerserkButton: Pachirisu does ''not'' like its Poffins being [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/084 stolen]] or [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/114 smashed]]. Do any of those, and it'll make sure you pay for dearly for it.
* DeathGlare: Gave one to Ursula's Gabite after its Poffin was stepped on - an ''impressive one'' for normally happy-go-lucky Pachirisu.
%%* FragileSpeedster
%%* GenkiGirl
* KidAppealCharacter: The second youngest of Dawn's Pokémon, and the one who acts like a kid the most.
%%* ManBitesMan: Knows Super Fang.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Despite a major type disadvantage, it crushed Ursula's Gabite in the Chocovine Contest with is newly learned Super Fang.
%%* ShockAndAwe
* StaticElectricity: Sometimes buzzes Dawn with this, and makes her hair pop out.
* SuperSpeed: Like most Electric-types, but in its debut episode it outran six of the gang's Pokémon at once (including ''Pikachu'') in a very silly game of high-speed chase.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dawn's Poffins. The first time it was denied them, it shocked everyone until Pikachu snapped it out of it. Then there's the BerserkButton...
* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Emits the blue variety when using Discharge.

!!Buizel (Buoysel)
Traded to Ash for Aipom. For more info, see Ash's Pokémon (''Diamond and Pearl'' Series).

!!Aipom-Ambipom (Eipam-Eteboth)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito (Eipam), Chie Sato (Eteboth)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Miyako Ito (Aipom), Emily Jenness (Ambipom)

* ActionGirl:
** While she preferred Contests, she was used several times in battle when she was under the ownership of Ash and didn't seem to mind.
** She beat Gardenia's strongest Pokémon, Roserade, so it's safe to say that although she prefers Contests, her battling skills are something to be proud of.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Knows Focus Punch.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: After being traded over to Dawn, her crush on Ash was all but completely forgotten. The last time she even acknowledged Ash as her former trainer was when she was getting ready to be PutOnABus, and even then it wasn't much.
* ClingyMacGuffin: Gets a crown that was was too small for Aipom, thus it being stuck to her head for most of the episode.
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* EleventhHourRanger: She was caught by Ash ten episodes before the end of the Advanced Generation series.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: It basically goes without saying, since she is a monkey-based Pokémon.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Ever since Ash captured her at such a late time (during the Battle Frontier saga) and the fact that Aipom followed Ash and Pikachu to Sinnoh, it was rather obvious that the writers were planning to evolve her.
* GenkiGirl: Of course; most of her species tend to be this.
* LittleStowaway: Decided to sneak to Sinnoh with Ash instead of stay with Professor Oak like the rest of his Hoenn (and before) Pokémon. Ash decides to keep her in his Sinnoh crew until her trade to Dawn.
* NiceHat: Has a fondness for them, famously Ash's hat, or, in one episode, a ''crown''.
%%* NonElemental
%%* PintsizedPowerhouse: As Aipom.
* PutOnABus: Similar to Ash's Primeape and ironically they are both ape-like Pokémon. She was last seen going away from the gang on a bus.
* RunningOnAllFours: Sometimes, such as when chasing Pachirisu in "Twice Smitten, Once Shy!"
%%* SpamAttack: Knows Fury Swipes.

!!Swinub-Piloswine-Mamoswine (Urimoo-Inomoo-Mammoo)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' InukoInuyama (Urimoo and Inomoo), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Mammoo)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Swinub), Tim Werenko (Piloswine), Creator/MarcThompson (Mamoswine)

* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his huge size, he can make an impressive jump, shown off in ''Playing the Performance Encore.'' Lampshaded by Ursula: "Huh? With that huge body?!"
%%* BalloonBelly: In [=DP084=].
%%* TheBerserker: This once cost Dawn a contest.
* BigEater: To the point where all the other Pokémon might actually be in danger of starving to death. It's a species trait, actually.
* BlindingBangs: Piloswine has bangs that cover his eyes.
%%* BrilliantButLazy: Acts this way towards Dawn for a while.
* CuttingTheKnot: Mamoswine has almost never won a Contest by retaining the lead when the buzzer sounds. It tends to simply KO the competition. As Dawn has noted, this can be seen as missing the point of Contests.
%%* DeathGlare: Mamoswine has an impressive one.
%%* DefrostingIceKing: Mamoswine in the early stages
%%* DishingOutDirt: Secondary type (Ground).
* ElementalArmor: In dual Contests, the strategy of choice often involves encasing the smaller partner in ice.
* {{Expy}}: In many ways similar to Ash's Charizard. Three stage evolution caught in first stage, in which it has a sweet overall disposition and ''likes'' its new trainer? Check. Personality change upon evolving into second stage? Check. A surprisingly quick transition to its third stage? Check. TookALevelInBadass after evolving, becoming a large powerhouse who lazes around? Check. Has a lifechanging experience with the trainer, involving a defeat against another Pokémon that it both has an advantage and disadvantage to, and restores its loyalty, and beats said mon with trainers help, followed by gradual further CharacterDevelopment? Check, check and ''check''.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Swinub had these perpetually, and they never do open. It's a species trait.
* FullBoarAction: As a Piloswine and later Mamoswine, he is partly based on pigs, hence the name Pilo'''swine''' and Mamo'''swine'''.
* HairTriggerTemper: From his Piloswine form on he becomes frighteningly easy to set off, though he mellows out over time.
* HeroismIncentive: Prior to becoming obedient to Dawn, this is the only way for the latter to motivate him to do anything.
%%* AnIcePerson: Primary type.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gradually grows into this role, having shown a soft side as well as an (eventual) fascination to Contests. [[LampshadeHanging Noted in-series, once the other characters observe it]].
* MessyPig: All three of his forms were messy eaters.
* ObliviouslyEvil: He doesn't even realize that the other Pokémon initially have contempt for him because of his enormous appetite.
* PinkIsForSissies: He initially seemed... embarrassed at the fact that he was fascinated by Contests and tried to hide it even when Ash pointed it out. He finally got over it in "Promoting Healthy Tangrowth".
* SpikesOfDoom: He can create gigantic ice spikes on his back by swallowing his own Ice Shard.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dawn's Poffins, it seems. All her Pokémon enjoy them, but Mamoswine ''really'' [[BigEater can't get enough of them]].

!!Cyndaquil-Quilava (Hinoarashi-Magmarashi)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Cyndaquil), Bill Rogers (Quilava)

%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Knows Flame Wheel.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Hatched from an egg late in the ''DP'' season.
* {{Keet}}: He did become pretty excitable when he first saw Dawn practicing for a Contest, and visibly slumped when she said she wouldn't be using him just yet.
%%* PlayingWithFire: a fire type {{Mon}}
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Piplup's red...or is it the other way around?
%%* TheRival: Piplup sees him as this for Dawn's affections.
%%* SmokeOut: Knows Smokescreen.

!!Togekiss
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KikukoInoue

%%* BareFistedMonk: Knows Aura Sphere.
%%* BarrierWarrior: Knows Safeguard.
%%* BlowYouAway: Knows Air Slash.
* EleventhHourRanger: Not only the first time Dawn had six Pokémon at once, but she obtained her ''after'' winning her fifth ribbon, and just two episodes before the Grand Festival. Bear in mind that Princess Salvia had been training her to be a Contest Pokémon for quite a while, so it's a JustifiedTrope.
* {{Flight}}: Due to being a flying type, she can fly.
* ItWasAGift: She was given to Dawn by Princess Salvia.
%%* NonElemental: Primary type (this was before the species was {{Retcon}}ned to fairy).
* TeamMom: In the episode after she was obtained, Togekiss is seen caring for the ButtMonkey penguin, to the point of scolding Ash's Gible for [[RunningGag targeting Piplup with Draco Meteor]].
%%* YamatoNadeshiko: Just listen to [[Creator/KikukoInoue that voice]].
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Flying Type
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Paul (Shinji)]]
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Julian Rebolledo\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gerardo García (seasons 10, 11 and 13), Gabriel Ortiz, Eduardo Ramírez and Ricardo Bautista (season 12)

Ash's main rival in the Sinnoh region. Paul only cares about one thing: Becoming the best through sheer technical discipline. He only goes after Pokémon who have the best moves and abandons those who fail him, which is how Ash acquired Chimchar. In short, he doesn't care how his Pokémon feel, but only how they perform. Ash doesn't take too kindly to this.

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* AbusiveParents: Or rather, an abusive trainer. He was this to Chimchar, always verbally abusing him, and pushing him way past his limits to get his [[UnstoppableRage Blaze]] ability to activate.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Paul is this to Ash, becoming a formidable wall he must overcome.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He makes no effort to hide how much superior he thinks he is to everyone else. He may mostly be an overconfident {{Jerkass}}, but there's no denying that he's a good battler.
* AwesomeByAnalysis:
** Paul was able to [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] Ash in a full battle by building his team specifically to counter Ash's Sinnoh Pokémon.
** During the Sinnoh League, [[spoiler:he has his Pokémon use the Counter-Shield technique that Ash developed]].
%%* BadBoss: Towards Chimchar. The rest of his Pokémon like him, though we only find out at the very end of the series.
* BadassBoast: "The challenge you always present to trainers to find their own strength was something my brother wasn't able to do. But I'm not like my brother! My will gives me strength! And now, you'll see it firsthand!"
%%* BareFistedMonk: His Hariyama
%%* BarrierWarrior: His Electivire's Protect. It has saved Electivire from certain defeat several times.
%%* BearsAreBadNews: His Ursaring.
%%* BigCreepyCrawlies: His Ninjask
* BreakTheHaughty: His defeat against Brandon. It triggers his first step towards rethinking his ways.
* BringIt: In the battle between Ash and Paul in the Sinnoh League Tournament. Electivire uses this to get Infernape to stand up, Paul even calls Infernape pathetic. In the Japanese version, he just tells Infernape to stop disappointing him again and again.
* BrokenPedestal: He lost faith in his older brother's skills after seeing him lose to Brandon and subsequently give up on Pokémon training.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Original:''' "[Pokémon], battle standby."\\
'''English Dub:''' "[Pokémon], stand by for battle."
* CharacterDevelopment: Paul starts off as arrogant, alienating, and cruel to the core. By the time he finally loses to Ash at the Pokémon League, he is significantly kinder. He briefly admits that Barry put up a good battle after defeating him, and thanks his Electivire for trying his best after losing to Infernape. He's still distant and stoic, but he's come a long way.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He was more visibly sinister and prone to [[PsychoticSmirk psychotic smirks]] in his first appearance, but from his second and onward he was more [[TheStoic stoic]] in his jerkassery.
* ChekhovMIA: Remember that Ninjask Paul caught prior to obtaining Chimchar? He uses it in his Sinnoh League battle against Ash.
%%* CreepyCrows: Honchkrow.
* CurbStompBattle:
** He got on the ''receiving'' side of it when he challenged Cynthia, whose Garchomp single-handedly defeated four of his Pokémon without breaking a sweat.
** He lost again against Frontier Brain Brandon without defeating a single one of his Pokémon, which led to his breakdown.
%%* DarkIsEvil: Trains a Weavile, Honchkrow, and Drapion.
* DeathGlare: His default expression. He gives this to a lot of people he is annoyed with.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:After a long, grueling battle during the Lily of the Valley Conference, Ash finally brings him down...and then Tobias comes in.]]
%%* DishingOutDirt: Magmortar's Rock Tomb.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Acts like a huge {{Jerkass}} to ''everyone'' just because [[spoiler:his older brother failed to live up to the expectations Paul had of him.]]
* EnemyMine: He's paired up with Ash in the Tag Battle tournament.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Weavile's [[WolverineClaws Metal Claw]].
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Silver from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver GSC/HGSS.]]''
* {{Foil}}: To Ash. Both are seasoned trainers who aim ToBeAMaster, but their philosophies are completely different. Whereas Ash succeeds through teamwork and love, Paul thrives on cold calculations and sheer power. Ash first wins his Pokémon's hearts, then improves their skills. Paul does not bother with bonding and gets straight to intense training.
* FreudianExcuse: Paul resents his brother Reggie for giving up his dreams after a single loss and vows to never be like him. He patches things up with his brother eventually.
%%* FrickinLaserBeams: Torterra and Ursaring's Hyper Beam.
* GracefulLoser: Much to the shock of fans, he takes his loss against Ash in the League rather well.
%%* GreenThumb: Torterra
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Beaten by his own former Pokémon, Chimchar, that he had mistreated. It personally took out half of his team.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Despite his early disdain for Ash, he actually stuck around to watch his gym battle with Roark.
%%* AnIcePerson: His Froslass (in addiction to her knowing Ice Shard and Blizzard), Gastrodon's Ice Beam.
* IgnoredEpiphany: After being on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle against Cynthia, she told that he must care more by his Pokémon, but he refuses to take it to heart. He doesn't change.
* IneffectualLoner: He does not like socializing with others, instead focusing all of his energy on getting stronger. Even so, he has yet to become a Pokémon Master or defeat Brandon.
* {{Irony}}: A fountain of it. Tried to activate a DesperationAttack, faces both Barry and Ash using one. His backstory involves his brother losing to Brandon and his Regi's, with himself losing in time as well. Chimchar's evolution Infernape can counter all three.
* JackOfAllStats: In keeping with his skill as a Trainer, he uses a well-balanced team of many different types.
* {{Jerkass}}: Paul has very few redeeming qualities as a person. He doesn't take loss or "weakness" with any sort of tact, frequently insults everyone, and badly mistreats his own Pokémon. Even after CharacterDevelopment, he becomes only slightly less of a jerk.
* KnightOfCerebus: Prior to Paul, many of the jerk trainers Ash had defeated in the past were swiftly beaten down. Paul is the first he's crossed who is highly competent. Also, despite his high standards and brutal training, one cannot deny that it's achieved results. Both his Ursaring and his Drapion flattened half of Ash's team in different battles.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Surrenders to Cynthia upon realizing that he just isn't capable of beating her.
* LackOfEmpathy: When he releases Pokémon, they look visibly upset and sad. Paul doesn't bat an eye.
* LonersAreFreaks: He prefers to travel alone without human companions.
%%* MakingASplash: Azumarill before he gave it away for getting defeated in his battle with Roark.
%%* ManBitesMan: Drapion's Poison Fang.
%%* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* NotSoStoic: During his battle with Brandon. Also shows annoyance whenever he sees Ash.
%%* OneHitKill: Gliscor's Guillotine.
* ThePerfectionist: He has incredibly high standards for his Pokémon, to the point where he'll abandon those who don't live up to his expectations.
* PerpetualFrowner: He's almost always scowling.
* PetTheDog:
** He (attempts to) help protect Ash and co. from the falling debris of Team Rocket's mecha in his last appearance before the Sinnoh League.
** After he defeats [[spoiler:Barry in the Sinnoh League]], he commends him for the effort he put up instead of putting him down. This is a massive change from how he treated others who lost to him.
** He actually thanks and commends his [[spoiler:Electivire]] for a well-fought battle instead of scolding it after its loss to [[spoiler:Infernape]].
%%* PlayingWithFire: His Magmortar and Chimchar before he abandoned it.
%%* PoisonIsEvil: His team includes a Drapion, a Nidoking, and a Magmortar with Smog.
%%* PsychoElectro: His Electivire is just as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he is.
* PsychoticSmirk: Early on, he smirks when he knows he has the upper hand. The first sign Paul is not a goody two-shoes like Ash.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Ash's red of the "Diamond and Pearl" series.
* ShadowArchetype: TheStoic, SocialDarwinist to contrast Ash's [[{{Keet}} expressive]], AllLovingHero.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Electivire, Nidoking's Thunderbolt.
* SiblingYinYang: His older brother Reggie is kind and cheerful, and treats his Pokémon very well.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Only the best can be a part of his team. The rest get released.
* TheStoic: He rarely shows emotion bar occasional bouts of frustration.
%%* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The Technician to Ash's Performer.
* TookALevelInKindness: Incredibly slowly, but it seems like he finally starts to understand his errors by the end.
* ToughLove: For all his faults, Paul is not incapable of treating his Pokémon decently - they are seen relaxing in [=DP100=], and Paul arranged for Torterra to be groomed. While he would probably bite off his tongue before he admitted to being affectionate, the small number of Pokémon he ''does'' keep in his team seem well-treated overall (Chimchar is ''noted'' to be an exceptional case), and their reaction to hearing about his loss in the Sinnoh League indicates that they are, in fact, loyal to him. Torterra appears to be the most loyal to him as well as receiving the most respect from Paul (most likely due to being his starter) because in one episode Torterra went to help Ash's Grotle out of empathy but when Paul discovered what happened, Torterra received no punishment suggesting that Torterra acts as an HonestAdvisor to Paul because he (alongside Paul) witnessed Reggies defeat at the Battle Pyramid which in turn caused both of them to form Paul's ideology so that he doesn't follow in Reggies footsteps.
* TrainingFromHell: Expects nothing but the best from his Pokémon. Any lower and they are released back into the wild. Chimchar got the worst of it, due to Paul's desire to harness the immense power of its Blaze ability.
%%* TsurimeEyes: Their shape is similar to Tobias', oddly enough.
%%* TurtlePower: Torterra
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: After beating Gym Leader Maylene and getting the Cobble Badge, he proceeds to insult her:
-->''"You're the weakest. The weakest Leader I ever fought, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and this lightweight Badge is just like you]]."''
%%* UnstoppableRage: The reason Chimchar was in his team for as long as it did. Partially subverted as it didn't come out until his next appearance after he released it.
%%** Ursaring whenever his "Guts" ability kicks in, complete with [[RedEyesTakeWarning burning crimson eyes]] and [[BattleAura a visible aura]].
* VocalDissonance: To a degree. His voice makes him sound ''way'' older than a 10-year-old.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Starly
%%* WorthyOpponent:
%%** Not so much Paul (usually), but his Electivire developed into this to Pikachu and later Monferno/Infernape.
%%** Paul bows his head to Roark, his assistant, Cynthia, Nurse Joy, and Brandon. He seems to respect his elders in general, or is at least cordial to them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Releases Pokémon which he perceives as being weak or useless without a second thought, which is how Ash came across Chimchar. Paul only kept Chimchar around hoping to utilize its ability Blaze. When Chimchar was unable to summon it exactly when Paul wanted it, Paul released Chimchar.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Cast]]
!!Professor Rowan (Dr. Nanakamado)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IemasaKayumi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sean Reyes\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Salvador Reyes (season 10), Humberto Sorlózano (season 11), José María Negri (season 12)

The Pokémon professor living in the Sinnoh region. After Dawn unknowingly bumped into him while trying to find his lab, he helped her start her journey as a trainer by giving her the choice of Piplup, Chimchar, or Turtwig as a starter Pokémon. Rowan exhibits the following tropes:

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%%* BadassMoustache: He has one that covers his entire lower face.
* TheComicallySerious: He's almost too serious even when he's trying to be genuine.
* CoolOldGuy: He's one of the oldest professors, but is still cool with Sinnoh's youth.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very frequently. For instance, see his first appearance, in [=DP001=]:
--> '''Dawn:''' ''[after bumping into him]'' I'm - I'm so sorry!\\
'''Rowan:''' ''[turning to face her]'' Hello. You're looking lost.\\
'''Dawn:''' Huh? Are you talking to me, sir?\\
'''Rowan:''' Right. There's no one else here and you're looking very lost.
* ADayInTheLimelight: The Summer School arc gave him some much-deserved extra screentime.
%%* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage: In the Summer School arc.
* TheMentor: Took Gary under his wing after he decided to become a Pokémon Professor.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
%%* TheStraightMan: To his old friend Professor Oak.

!!Johanna (Ayako)
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[[quoteright:313:Johanna as a Pokémon coordinator champion.]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MakotoTsumura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sarah Natochenny\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Elena Ramírez (season 10), Belinda Martínez (season 13)

Dawn's mom. It's quickly revealed that she was a world famous Pokémon coordinator contest champion when she was a trainer, and she hasn't lost any of her touch as a mother either (as Dawn is quickly proven first-hand). Her favorite Pokémon is her Glameow.

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* ActionMom: She was a champion Coordinator in her days and hasn't missed a step since then. She still easily beats Dawn in battle.
%%* CoolCrown
%%* CuteKitten: Glameow
%%* DarkIsNotEvil: Umbreon is a Dark type, which is Evil type in Japan.
%%* EmotionBomb: Umbreon's Attract.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Glameow and Umbreon's Iron Tail.
* GoodParents: A loving and supportive mother who wholeheartedly encourages Dawn to pursue her dream of becoming a Contest champion.
%%* NonElemental: Glameow's type
%%* OperaGloves: With one of her Contest outfits.
* PimpedOutDress: Like Dawn, she's an experienced Coordinator and has a few of those on hand for Contests.
* RetiredBadass: DP's first episode showcases an entire wall of Contest trophies in her house.
%%* SoulPower: Glameow's Shadow Ball and Shadow Claw, and Umbreon's Shadow Ball.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: She created Dawn's Grand Festival ballgown and Buneary's vest. Possibly justified by a later episode that shows her to be friends with Lila, a fashion designer.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like mother, like daughter, right?

!!Zoey (Nozomi)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RisaHayamizu\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Elisabeth Morinelli\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/MariaFernandaMorales

Dawn's main rival in the Sinnoh region as a Pokémon coordinator. Despite her tomboyish appearance, she gets along with everyone pretty well, though she does get angry at Ash when he first thought it would be a good idea to be both a Pokémon trainer and coordinator. She mellows out, however, after some experience with him and Nando.

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* AffectionateNickname: Her best buddy Candice calls her "Zozo" (in English) or "Nozotchi" (in Japanese).
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To date, Dawn has never beaten her directly in a Contest.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Her Contest outfits are tuxes or pantsuits, save for her Grand Festival one which looks more like a stylized kimono.
* BoyishShortHair: She's easily the most tomboyish of Dawn's rivals. She also has short and spiky hair.
* BrutalHonesty: She doesn't bother softening her opinions for others. When she's told that Nando does both Contests and Gym Battles, her response is, "[He] really needs to make up his mind."
* CatchPhrase:
** "[Pokémon]! Ready? Go!"
** At least in the first season of Diamond and Pearl: "[Pokémon]! Curtain!"
* CharacterDevelopment: She initially did not like trainers wanting to do contests and gym battle quests at the same time, and let Ash know this in a rather cold manner (when he said he'd try entering both the Sinnoh League ''and'' the Grand Festival). After they faced off, she eased off towards him but still noted he'd not be the best fit for Contests due to his temperament (a fact Ash agreed with). When she first met Nando she was similarly contemptuous, but was blown away after he clobbered her at the Hearthome Contest. By the time of the Wallace Cup, she accepted the closed-off nature of this perspective and properly apologised to Ash for her attitude - and later, she battled Gym Leader Fantina (a former Top Coordinator) in a straight match which she enjoyed.
** The issue she had with people trying both was, really, that she herself was highly invested in her own dream, and she felt those people weren't putting their all into it (a not entirely unjustified viewpoint). Meeting people capable of fulfilling multiple dreams broadened her perspective.
%%* CoolBigSis: What she's ''trying'' to come across as.
%%* CoolShades: Seen wearing those in her first episode.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair, red eyes.
%%* CuteKitten: Glameow (who Zoey actually ''did'' find as a kitten!)
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Mismagius and Leafeon's Double Team.
%%* EnergyBall: Leafeon's attack.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Glameow's Iron Tail.
* {{Fauxshadow}}: Before Dawn's contest debut, Zoey tells Dawn that she's gonna win, but in the next episode, cue her CurbStompBattle at the hands of Zoey.
* FieryRedhead: Toyed with. She's normally rather mellow, except when it comes to Paul's abuse of his Pokémon, which angers her like everyone else. Or discussing Trainers who partake in Gym Battles and Contests; that ticks her off a fair bit too.
* {{Foil}}: To three characters, all other Coordinators.
** To Dawn; as her mentor and rival, she provides the straightest parallel to her while sharing the same goal. She's experienced where Dawn is a rookie and the tomboy to her girly girl. On and off the Contest field, her Pokémon present flawlessly synchronized teamwork while Dawn often has to struggle to get her sometimes-disobedient Pokémon to follow her lead. Her strategy for turning in winning Contest performances is to plan and perfect every move beforehand, as opposed to the unexpected yet stunning combinations Dawn pulls out on the fly, as a result of quick thinking, luck with a little prior planning, or both.
** To Nando. While it's less obvious due to his conspicuous lack of screentime, he and Zoey are complete opposites in nearly all aspects. He devotes himself to Gym Battles and Contests, she puts all of her energy solely into Contests. [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy She's a tomboyish teenage girl, Nando is a feminine male.]] She's easily fired up, open with her opinions and not afraid to say what she thinks, he's soft spoken and polite with a cool facade that rarely breaks. She lacks a preferred type specialty, as opposed to his team of Bug and Grass types. Their differences can even be seen in the way they perform; her combinations vary in effects and style while Nando's preferred techniques reflect a single central theme (music).
** To Kenny. A departure from the previous two mentioned above, the parallel between him and Zoey isn't so much the differences between them as it is the opposing ways that they help Dawn to grow through their relationships with her. Zoey's way of helping her improve as a person and as a coordinator is more straightforward and older sister-like, teaching her necessary skills and encouraging her to do her best, while the majority of Kenny's interactions with Dawn volley between [[TheGadfly childish teasing]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold sincere encouragement,]] posing as a source of annoyance for her and at the same time motivating her to prove that she's capable of besting him and her other rivals in battle.
%%* GreenThumb: Leafeon, Gallade's Magical Leaf.
%%* AnIcePerson: Gastrodon's Blizzard.
%%* LaserBlade: Leafeon's Leaf Blade.
%%* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Red hair and Dawn's most formidable Contest rival. It can't be a coincidence.
%%* MakingASplash: Lumineon
* MeaningfulName: The Nozomi is a Japanese bullet train service that goes in the opposite direction of the Hikari bullet train service. [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter The Nozomi is faster than the Hikari]].
%%* NonElemental: Glameow
* OldShame: InUniverse, the attitude to people doing both Gyms and Contests. When Candice deduced that she'd expressed this towards Ash and his friends, Zoey became embarrassed.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Nando's blue.
%%* SempaiKohai: Kohai to Snowpoint Gym Leader Candice.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Glameow's Shock Wave and Thunderbolt, and Mismagius' Shock Wave.
%%* SoulPower: Mismagius, Glameow's Shadow Claw.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is frequently misspelled as "Zoe".
%%* SpikyHair: Fitting her tomboy nature.
%%* StraightMan
%%* PsychicPowers: Mismagius' Psywave.
* TechnicolorEyes: [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow Red.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Dawn's Girly Girl. Accentuated by the fact that she always wears suits in her Contests, never dresses. In addition to the contrast, [[TropesAreNotBad it shows that she's no less feminine than Dawn]], just unconventional about it - her flashy suit in the Grand Festival was particularly fashionable and made to accentuate her femininity instead of negating it.
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Nando in ''Dawn's Early Night!''
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Leafeon's Aerial Ace.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: She's a very knowledgable and insightful character. Not without her flaws, but still rather mature for her apparent age.
%%* WorthyOpponent: To Nando and Dawn.

!!Kenny (Kengo)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' YukoMita\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Rhonda Krempa\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Javier Olguín (seasons 10 and 13), Xóchitl Ugarte (season 11), Bruno Coronel (season 12).

Dawn's childhood friend and another Pokémon Coordinator. He gave her the nickname of Dee-Dee/Pikari, and never lets her forget... not that she has a hard time forgetting it.
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Heavily implied in ''Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!'' when Dawn chooses to travel with [[ChasteHero Ash]] to cheer him on in the Lily of the Valley Conference and not him when he made the offer. [[TropesAreNotBad He takes it quite well though.]]
%%* BubbleGun: Empoleon's, as a Prinplup, Bubble Beam.
* ColorMotif: Blue, serving to reflect his rivalry with Dawn and their similar roots. Two of his Pokémon are Water type, one of which is the evolved form of Dawn's starter, he has a blue Pokétch, he was seen wearing a blue shirt in a flashback and he dons a blue suit for the Grand Festival.
* DecompositeCharacter: He fills the role that Barry does for Dawn as the player character in the games, being (one of) her main rivals.
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Machoke
%%*** MakingASplash: Floatzel
%%*** PsychicPowers: Alakazam
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** GreenThumb[=/=]BareFistedMonk: Breloom
%%*** MakingASplash[=/=]ExtraOreDinary: Empoleon
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Empoleon's Mist.
%%*** SoulPower: Alakazam's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]].
%%*** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Empoleon's Drill Peck.
%%* EnergyBall: Breloom's attack. Also, Empoleon's Flash Cannon.
%%* EpicFail: His performance at the Grand Festival. Seriously, Kenny, the least you could do is make sure your combination actually ''works'' before using it at an important event.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Empoleon.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Dawn apparently didn't know he was going to be a Coordinator.
%%* TheGadfly: He ''loves'' to get under Dawn's skin.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Seems to express his crush on Dawn by relentlessly teasing her about their childhood days.
* KidsAreCruel: He looks this way when we find out the backstory of "Dee Dee", the EmbarrassingNickname he hung on Dawn. Especially since he got the entire class hooked to that nickname where the entire class calls her by that very name he coined. He and Dawn ended up friends eventually though.
%%* MegatonPunch: Breloom's Mach Punch.
%%* MindOverMatter: Alakazam
* TheNicknamer: Came up with Dee-Dee/Pikari.
%%* OddFriendship: With Barry.
%%* RazorWind: Floatzel's attack.
%%* ShonenHair

!!Reggie (Reiji)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Edson Matus (season 11 and 13), Javier Olguín (season 12).

Paul's older brother and a Pokémon breeder.

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* BrokenAce: Defeated by the Pyramid King Brandon, but quickly recovered unlike his brother.
* ChekhovsGun: in "''Lost Leader Strategy''", Reggie's revealed to have completed the badges in each of the four regions. He also has the Symbols from the Battle Frontier, but there's one missing, which means a lot more when Paul's backstory is elaborated further.
* CoolBigBro: Even if Paul's not the easiest to get along with, he looks after his Pokémon for him and encourages him as best he can.
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** PoisonousPerson: Swalot
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** NonElemental[=/=]MakingASplash: Bibarel
%%*** NonElemental[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Staraptor
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type.
%%*** ExtraOreDinary: Staraptor's Steel Wing.
%%*** [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Bibarel's Ice Beam.
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's a Pokémon Breeder. Comes with the territory.
* {{Foil}}: To Ash, in a way - which is the reason Paul actively dislikes the latter. In fact, take a look at the Badges and Symbols he's earned - they're all the same ones Ash achieved on his journey.
* MasterOfNone: When he lost to Brandon, the Pyramid King stated this was the main reason he lost. Reggie may have had a lot of achievements, but he hasn't developed a special form of battle strategy to give him any real strengths to deal with the elite trainers.
* MoralDissonance: He's quite aware of Paul's [[TrainingFromHell training methods]], but doesn't even lift a finger to discipline his brother or teach him the error of his ways. Some depth is revealed when Maylene relates her [[BreakTheCutie ego-crushing encounter with Paul]] to Ash, he admits Paul's always had a cruel streak. It could be that he's tried to curb this side of him, but failed. This is TruthInTelevision - stubborn people like Paul often can't be convinced that they are wrong, especially not with just words.
%%* MoralityPet: Could be considered this for Paul.
%%* NiceGuy: He's a lot nicer than Paul.
* OneSteveLimit: Subverted. A character of the day from ''Best Wishes'' has the same Japanese, but not English, name as him.
* RealMenWearPink: He wears a pink shirt.
* RetiredBadass: Four complete sets of 8 Gym Badges, and six of the Kanto Frontier Brain Symbols (the only one he doesn't have is Brandon's). His defeat to Brandon is the reason he's given up taking League challenges, something his younger brother Paul is not happy about.
* SiblingYinYang: He's the exact opposite of Paul. He's a nice guy who trains hard, values friendship, and succeeds in his goals and ambitions. Paul is a {{Jerkass}} of the highest calibur who thinks friendship is a [[UnusualEuphemism load of Tauros]]. All because his older brother is the successful one.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He has the same downward-slanted eyes as Paul and a similar shade of purple hair, though his is a darker color.
* ThemeNaming: In Japanese, Reiji contains ''rei,'' meaning "courtesy" or "propriety", while his little brother's name, Shinji, contains ''shin,'' "trust" or "confidence".
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Barry (Jun)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Jamie [=McGonnigal=]\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ricardo Bautista (seasons 11 and 13), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (season 12)

Another of Ash's rivals in the Sinnoh Region, though neither one really considers the other to be a rival. Barry wants to go after Paul, and oftens encounters Ash during his travels. They share a competitive friendship as trainers, and Barry isn't too bad as one himself.

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%%* AnimeHair: It's pretty gravity defiant.
* AttackAttackAttack: This is typical his strategy in battle. And it doesn't help that he's not particularly creative either.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: His usual approach to events. Though he once waited long enough for a Heracross to be attracted by slathered honey.
* ButtMonkey: Silly, unfortunate things happen to him all the time. He forgets things, people keep getting in his way while he's running around, Gible eats his bike and gym battle ticket, etc.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "I'm going to make you pay a fine for that! Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four -- "
* CharacterExaggeration: He doesn't have the level of characterization (and CharacterDevelopment) his game counterpart had, nearly to the point of being a SatelliteCharacter.
* CharacterTics: Snapping his fingers.
%%* CrashIntoHello: But ''he's'' the one not looking where he's going!
* CurbStompBattle: He tried. [[{{Determinator}} Good lord]], [[DiedStandingUp he tried]]. Yet in the end, [[HardWorkHardlyWorks all he ended up with]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog was a devastating 3-0 loss to]] [[ArchEnemy Paul]].
* DeathOrGloryAttack: His Empoleon's signature move is Hydro Cannon and it also learns Hyper Beam, which puts alot of power into a single attack but leaves it defenseless afterwards. And after a Torrent boost on top of that it's completely stopped by Electivire's Protect and unable to do nothing but stand and take the retaliation.
* {{Determinator}}: Just watch how hard he and his team try to win when they face Paul.
* TheDitz: Barry tends to act faster than he thinks.
* DumbBlonde: While not at all unintelligent, he's seriously [[HotBlooded impatient and rushes into things without thinking]].
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Hitmonlee
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]BareFistedMonk: Heracross
%%*** ExtraOreDinary[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Skarmory
%%*** GreenThumb[=/=][[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Roserade
%%*** MakingASplash[=/=]ExtraOreDinary: Empoleon
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Staraptor's Close Combat.
%%*** DishingOutDirt: Skarmory's Spikes.
%%*** PlayingWithFire: Hitmonlee's Blaze Kick.
%%*** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Empoleon's Drill Peck.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Empoleon
* FailedASpotCheck: He was so absorbed in telling Dawn and Brock about Tobias the OlympusMons trainer that it took him a while to even notice Ash's match.
%%* FrickinLaserBeams: Empoleon's Hyper Beam.
* GratuitousEnglish: Most notably, [[OddFriendship "BEST FRIENDS!"]] and "DADDY!?"
%%* HornAttack: This and Megahorn are Heracross' attacks.
* HotBlooded: He is the son of Palmer after all. He throws his Poké Ball so hard, he does a ''complete forward flip'' in the process.
%%* {{Keet}}: Oh Arceus is he ever.
* LargeHam: Barry honestly could pursue a career in theatrics with the level of drama he acts out.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Currently the last recipient of the series-wide RunningGag of the fate of bicycles around Ash. Only in Barry's case, it was Gible's fault, not Pikachu.
* NoIndoorVoice: Every line he has is yelled at the top of his lungs.
* NoodleIncident: According to Dawn, he was once involved in a singing duet with an ''Exploud''.
%%* RazorWings: Staraptor's Wing Attack.
* RunningGag: He always interrupts Team Rocket before they can finish their motto.
%%* ScarfOfAsskicking: Just like his game counterpart, but downsized, like Dawn.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: His wails are always very silly and over the top.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Barry treats himself like he's a world class trainer. Paul barely even acknowledges his existence. No to mention even after Ash proves himself a better trainer than him, Barry still thought the opposite for a time.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He has spiky blond hair similar to Palmer's.
* TechnicolorEyes: Orange.
* UnknownRival: Wants to be a Rival of Paul's. But if it was even possible, Paul treats him with more disdain than he does with Ash. [[spoiler:After his loss in the Sinnoh League, Paul does acknowledge his skill.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!" he pretty much disappears after losing and is not heard from until his next appearance in "Historical Mystery Tour".

!!Ursula (Urara)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyakoKawasumi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Melisa Schroenburg\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betzabé Jara (season 12), Creator/CristinaHernandez (season 13)

A fellow Pokémon Coordinator with a rather poisonous personality who Dawn met at the Chocovine Pokémon Contest. Believing that Dawn's [[spoiler:Wallace Cup]] victory was a fluke, she's determined to knock her down a peg or two.

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%%* AlphaBitch
%%* AnimeHair
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: In her first appearance, she refuses to believe Dawn's win against May was based on skill.
%%* BitingTheHandkerchief: In Jessie's flashback, she is seen doing this after losing in the first round of the Wallace Cup.
%%* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:The only way for Dawn to do it was to knock out her Pokémon in their third battle.]]
* CharacterTics: Makes the "ILY" hand sign with her arms crossed when giving commands in a Pokémon Contest.
%%* CombatPragmatist: Just like Harley before her, but more subtle and strategic.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Gabite's Double Team.
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** MakingASplash: Vaporeon
%%*** NonElemental: Jigglypuff
%%*** PlayingWithFire: Flareon
%%*** ShockAndAwe: Plusle and Minun.
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Ground): Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)
%%*** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Ground): Gabite
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** DishingOutDirt: Jigglypuff's Rollout.
%%*** ExtraOreDinary: Gabite, Flareon and Vaporeon's Iron Tail, and Jigglypuff's Gyro Ball.
%%*** PsychicPowers: Wormadam's Confusion.
%%*** SoulPower: Flareon's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]].
%%*** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Gabite's Aerial Ace.
* EvilCounterpart:
** To Dawn. They're both ambitious and talented at Contests, but the difference is that Dawn is kind and sweet to nearly everyone she meets, while Ursula taunts her opponents, boasts about her abilities, and has no qualms about humiliating her opponents in public.
** She could also be considered one to Zoey as she belittles Dawn and puts her down while Zoey is a helpful [[BigBrotherMentor big sister mentor]] to her instead.
* EvilIsPetty: She does her best to spite Dawn at every turn, simply because she believes her to be an incompetent Coordinator who scrapes by on dumb luck.
-->''(addressing Zoey)'' "I'll make sure you and Dawn never meet in the final round!"
* EvilLaugh: "Ahahahahahaha!"
* {{Expy}}:
** The resemblances with Urara [[Anime/YesPrecure5 Kasugano]] are...uncanny, to say the least.
** Another uncanny resemblance: Amy from the VideoGame/SoulSeries.
** What about Kasane Teto, an Music/{{UTAU}}loid who has the same hairstyle and hair color, and wears an outfit that resembles Ursula's contest dress?
** Her personality and role, though not her appearance, are also similar to Harley's.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: "The horror! My beautiful Gabite's been soiled! How dare you!"
* GameBreaker: [[{{In-universe}} In one contest]], where the goal is to battle while impressing the judges with varied and spectacular moves, she uses Encore, a move that forces the opponents to do the same move repeatedly and thus lose points with the judges.
%%* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her hair ribbons.
* HairDecorations: Her purple ribbons.
* ImprobableHairstyle: She has ''drills for hair.''
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: She appears three times in the series. Each time she loses.
* InsufferableGenius: She's a skilled Pokémon coordinator...and she makes sure everyone knows it.
%%* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The dark to Dawn's light.
%%* ManBitesMan: Flareon's Fire Fang.
%%* ManipulativeBitch: Poor Dawn...
* MeaningfulName: In the original version, her name is derived from 麗らか ''uraraka,'' Japanese for beautiful or glorious.
%%* MegaTwintails
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Gabite
* PetTheDog: Despite her arrogance, Ursula cares for her Pokémon and treats them well. [[spoiler: And she comes to have ''some'' respect for Dawn in the end, as much as she may deny it.]]
* RollingAttack: Jigglypuff's Rollout, also Plusle and Minun's "twin attack formation" in ''Playing the Performance Encore!''
%%* TechnicolorEyes: A dark pink.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her Grand Festival dress is three different shades of blue.
* WonderTwinPowers: Not only do her Plusle and Minun know Helping Hand, they work perfectly together in Contests, making them a fantastic choice for Double Battles.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Conway (Kōhei/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kouhei]])
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kozo Mito\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Regan\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/IrwinDaayan (season 10 and 13), Gabriel Ortiz (season 11).

Dawn's partner in the Hearthome Tag Battle competition, who took a liking to her. He was only intended to appear for a few episodes, but [[EnsembleDarkhorse unexpected popularity among the fanbase]] brought him back for more.

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%%* AdjustingYourGlasses: Type 2 is his CharacterTic.
* BadassBookworm: He's big on battle strategy, even giving Ash a hard time in their League battle.
* BattleCouple: Formed one with Dawn in the Tag Battle Tournament. Although the affection is [[{{Starboarding}} one-sided...]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BlueWithShock: When he found out the "little girl" he partnered with in a Pokémon Summer Academy race was [[spoiler:a ghost.]]
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterTics: Tweaking and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses shining]] his glasses.
%%* ConfusionFu: His battle plan against Ash. Ash...out weirds him.
* CreepyMonotone: Speaks like this briefly in "Ghoul Daze!" when under the ghost girl's mind-control.
%%* CrossdressingVoices: In the Hebrew dub.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For a creepy, nerdy stalker, it's very surprising to see how ridiculously competent Conway can be in battle. In addition, he sports a nice variety of Pokémon despite his battling skills not being highlighted often.
%%* DeathGlare: Dusknoir's Mean Look.
* DidNotSeeThatComing: Like many of Ash's opponents, Conway gets thrown off when his opponent improvises. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Namely, Gible catching Dusknoir's Shadow Punch with his mouth and not letting go]].
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** NonElemental: Lickilicky
%%*** SoulPower: Dusknoir
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]BareFistedMonk: Heracross
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Rock): Shuckle
%%*** ExtraOreDinary[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Rock): Aggron
%%*** MakingASplash[=/=]PsychicPowers: Slowking
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** ExtraOreDinary: Shuckle's Gyro Ball.
%%*** GreenThumb: Lickilicky's Power Whip.
%%*** MakingASplash: Shuckle's Withdraw.
%%*** [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Shuckle's Sludge Bomb.
%%*** PsychicPowers: Shuckle's Power Trick and Dusknoir's Trick Room.
%%*** ShockAndAwe: Lickilicky's Thunderbolt and Dusknoir's Thunder Punch.
%%*** SoulPower: Lickilicky's Lick.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
-->'''Conway:''' ''(off screen)'' Well, how are you, Number 28?\\
'''Dawn:''' ''(cheerfully)'' I'm fine!\\
''(the screen cuts to a close-up of Conway with ScaryShinyGlasses)''\\
'''Conway:''' That's good. Conway is the name. A pleasure.
* {{Expy}}: His design is based on the Super Nerd Trainer class in the main ''Pokémon'' games.
* FlawExploitation: In the battle against Paul and Ash, he exploited the fact Paul loved to use Protect by having a Pokémon with Feint. Later, he was well aware Ash had a preference for using FragileSpeedster type Pokémon by using Trick Room.
%%* GuileHero
%%* HornAttack: Heracross' Megahorn.
%%* {{Megane}}
* LightningBruiser:
** Dusknoir when using Trick Room outspeeds almost everything on Ash's team due to Trick Room causing slower Pokémon to go first. Finally, Dusknoir was shown taking and dealing out hits with ease.
** Also, to an extent, his Shuckle. It's not fast, but its defenses are really good, and there's a special move that unlocks its offensive powers...
* MightyGlacier: Dusknoir, out of Trick Room, due to its low speed but amazing ability to take hits and dish them out.
%%* MindControlEyes: When brainwashed by a ghost girl in ''Ghoul Daze!''
* NearDeathExperience: In ''Ghoul Daze,'' he almost gets lured off a cliff by a creepy ghost girl. Luckily, he's saved by a Dusknoir.
%%* NerdsAreSexy
* NonActionGuy: Despite making good showings in the first two legs of the Pokémon Triathlon, making good use of Dugtrio's Dig and Floatzel's Dive to bypass the other competitors, he ultimately loses because he's bad at long-distance running.
-->'''Conway:''' Big mistake. Not doing a little cardio training was pretty dumb.
%%* OverlyLongTongue: He doesn't have one, but his Lickilicky does.
%%* ScaryShinyGlasses: His signature CharacterTic.
%%* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* ShirtlessScene: In ''Up Close and Personable,'' justified in that said episode involved the Pokémon Summer Academy students diving underwater to search for aquatic Pokémon.
* SingleTargetSexuality: He's a Dawnsexual.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His Japanese name can be spelled either "Kōhei" or "Kouhei".
%%* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Dawn.
%%* StealthHiBye: One of his more creepy talents.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Fans have noted his strong physical resemblance to Max.
%%* TakeThat: At geeky fanboys/"otakus".
%%* TeenGenius
* ThirdPersonPerson: "That was quite nice...but Conway never gives up!"
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Nando (Naoshi)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KazuyaNakai\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Regan\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' José Arenas

A soft-spoken minstrel with a liking for music and Grass-type Pokémon. In his debut episode, Ash and Dawn helped him decide to participate in both Gym Battles and Contests, making him a rival for both of them.

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* AerithAndBob: On the "Aerith" side of the scale.
* AgentPeacock: Like Harley before him, he acts quite feminine yet proves to be a skilled Trainer and Coordinator.
%%* AllLovingHero: Doesn't hate or resent ''anyone.''
* AmbiguouslyGay: Less outwardly flamboyant than Harley, but just as effeminate.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: His manner of speech is noticeably more formal than most other characters tend to use, for example, saying "I am in your debt" instead of "thank you".
* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/472ps1.shtml this]] (''Dawn of a New Era'') to [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100702033443/es.pokemon/images/2/24/EP652_Nando.png this]] (''League Unleashed'').
* AscendedExtra: Appeared in one of the the very first episodes, seemingly as a one-shot character, and after several noteworthy apearances he ultimately features in both the Grand Festival and the Sinnoh Conference.
%%* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel
* BadassCape: His cape is shaped like a bitten lily, which his perfect for his Bug-type theme.
%%* BarrierWarrior: Armaldo's and Lopunny's Protect.
* BigDamnHeroes: He had his Budew save Ash and friends from Team Rocket in his debut episode.
%%* BishieSparkle: "Sunflora, [=GrassWhistle!=] Sing, Kricketune!"
%%* {{Bishonen}}: The most noble of all the coordinators/trainers in Sinnoh.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Drops one when Ash's Heracross KO's his Kricketune with Megahorn in the Sinnoh League.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Say what you will about him, but consider this - while most other major characters were practically scrambling to get either eight badges ''or'' five ribbons in time for their event, Nando managed to attain ''both complete sets'' in time for each major competition. He also reached the Top 4 in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, and if he ''hadn't'' been matched up against [[PlotArmor Ash]] so early in the Lily of the Valley Conference, it's quite probable he'd have gotten further than just the Top 64 in that competition, as well. He may act as a musical bard most of the time, but he is able to be a very competent coordinator and battler, which Zoey even commented that the latter was giving him a big edge in their contest battle in the festival.
* CharacterTics: He often says things in a sing-song voice.
* ClearTheirName: In ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!'', Officer Jenny arrests him because she thinks he stole the Adamant Orb.
* ColorMotif: Green, owing to his love of nature and relaxed attitude.
* ConflictKiller: His establishing character moment was breaking up an argument between Ash and Dawn.
* CowardlyLion: Not Nando himself, but his Sunflora. It abandoned him when he was arrested by Officer Jenny, but hunted down Team Rocket for framing him and exposed their disguises, preventing them from successfully escaping the museum with the Adamant Orb.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his polite and very feminine demeanor, he's no pushover when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* CulturedBadass: He's a skilled musician and studies Sinnoh's history in his spare time.
%%* DanceBattler: Lopunny, Roserade and Sunflora.
%%* DarkHorseVictory: In the Hearthome Contest
%%* ADayInTheLimelight: "Coming Full Festival Circle".
* DeathByIrony: Defeat, anyway. [[spoiler:Both of his final matches in the Grand Festival and the Sinnoh League were against a Pokémon matching one of his specialty types -- Leafeon, a Grass-type, and Heracross, a Bug-type.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After he clobbered Zoey off-screen in ''Dawn's Early Night!,'' she changed her mind about not accepting Trainers who choose to participate in both Gyms and Contests.
* DependingOnTheArtist: In early episodes, his bangs were sometimes drawn facing different directions. This stopped by "Coming Full Festival Circle".
* {{Determinator}}: A more subtle example. Those eight badges and five Ribbons couldn't have been easy to get in time.
* TheDogBitesBack: Got Jessie back for the Adamant Orb incident when he defeated her in the Hearthome Contest five episodes later.
%%* DramaticWind
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies: Kricketune and Kricketot.
%%*** GreenThumb: Sunflora
%%*** NonElemental: Lopunny
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** DishingOutDirt (Rock)[=/=]BigCreepyCrawlies: Armaldo
%%*** GreenThumb[=/=][[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Roserade
%%*** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Altaria
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Lopunny's [[KameHameHadoken Focus Blast]].
%%*** AnIcePerson: Lopunny's Blizzard.
%%*** PlayingWithFire: Roserade's Sunny Day.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example. When James and Meowth are selling Pokémon Coordinator merchandise during ''Opposites Interact,'' you can hear a male voice saying, "I'd like a photo of Nando..."
* ExtremeDoormat: He let the Eterna City Officer Jenny tie him up in ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!''. That should tell you something.
* {{Expy}}: Visually a dead ringer for Harley, down to sharing the same voice actor. His personality, though, is a closer match to Robert's, being a polite gentleman and skilled Coordinator.
* FatalFlaw: His over-reliance on his SignatureMove, Sing, was exploited by Zoey in the Grand Festival and Ash in the Sinnoh League.
* FlatCharacter: Gets this accusation thrown at him a lot because unlike the other Sinnoh rivals he's just a straight-up NiceGuy whose spirit never wavers at all.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: He wears them in his hat during Contests.
* {{Foil}}: The calm, even-tempered dual-duty Pokémon trainer to match Zoey the determined, competitive Pokémon Coordinator.
* FriendToAllChildren: His only known friends are children. And Gardenia.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The night before the Grand Festival semifinals has him playing harp music to a gathering of wild Pokémon in the forest.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: In ''A Secret Sphere of Influence,'' he visits the Eterna Museum to study the history of Sinnoh. Unfortunately for him, he's there at the exact same time Team Rocket is stealing the Adamant Orb, with Meowth disguised as a Sunflora, a Pokémon he just happens to have on hand.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: His iconic Mew harp. He also wears a gold shoulderplate while performing in Contests.
* HarpOfFemininity: Inverted and played straight at the same time -- he's a guy who plays the harp, but an extremely feminine guy at that.
* LimitedWardrobe: Like many other things about him, this is a departure from the traditional mold of Pokémon characters. While it's not unusual for minor characters to have only one or two outfits, most Sinnoh Coordinators have a variety of ensembles to wear while performing (Dawn's PimpedOutDress[=es=] and Zoey's tuxedos come to mind). The most he does during a Contest is stick a feather in his hat, put on a gold shoulderplate, and swap out his single-Mew harp for a double-Mew one.
* LongBusTrip: Ignoring his cameo in ''A Breed Stampede,'' he disappeared for a year after ''Dawn's Early Night.''
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Shoulder-length dark hair.
* LuckyTranslation: His English name, which is in Spanish, just happens to actually be a Japanese word that means "many times", which matches up with the large number of battles he has to do as both a pursuer of Gym Badges and a Coordinator.
* IconicItem: He is never seen without his golden Mew-shaped harp.
%%* IAmNotLeftHanded: Packs Lopunny in the Grand Festival and Armaldo in the Sinnoh League.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Zoey, Dawn, Brock, and Ash.
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: Pronounces his own name the way it would be said by a Spanish speaker ("Nahn-do").
%%* JustAStupidAccent
%%* MagicMusic
%%* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Zoey's Masculine Girl.
* MasterOfNone: Ultimately, as while he made good showings in the Grand Festival and the Sinnoh League, he won neither of them. It doesn't seem to bother him, though.
* MeaningfulName:
** He shares his Japanese name with Naoshi Mizuta, another musician.
** In English, his name rhymes with "gliss'''ando'''", a musical term denoting a glide from one pitch to another. It can be played on many instruments, including a harp.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: He loses his calm demeanor when he gets really into the Heracross vs. Kricketune match in the Sinnoh League, gesturing wildly with his hands and even dramatically swishing his cape.
* {{Motifs}}: Music notes.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Nando sticks out somewhat awkwardly among the typical rival lineup, doing contests and battles at the same time, dressing up in an anachronistic minstrel outfit, and hanging out with kids several years younger than he is.
* MythologyGag: Possibly; he wasn't the first [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/The_Bard#The_bard bard]] to appear in the Pokémon continuity.
* NatureHero: Most of his Pokémon are Bug and Grass types, and his first episode had him camping outside with Ash and friends.
* NonSpecificallyForeign: Implied by the dub, which gives him a name of Spanish origin and a thick, vaguely European accent.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Downplayed -- he has smaller and more realistically drawn eyes than other characters. It's especially obvious when his headshot is visible among the others on a Pokémon Contest screen.
* NervesOfSteel: Arrested on suspicion of stealing the Adamant Orb? Criticized for being a Pokémon Trainer and Pokémon Coordinator at the same time? Not a problem for this even-tempered minstrel. [[spoiler:Realizing his Kricketune is on the losing end of a sparring match with Ash's Heracross might be a different story, though...]]
* NeverBareheaded: He never takes his hat off, although [[http://cheekrub.tumblr.com/post/63225704103/pokemon-settei-nando-naoshi-production production art]] shows what he looks like without it.
* NiceGuy: Always unfailingly kind and polite, so much so that he gives polite requests to his Pokémon in battle instead of commands.
%%* NiceHat: A green fedora.
%%* NotSoStoic: In really intense battles.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Only character to regularly participate in both Contests and Gym Battles.
* OutOfFocus: And ''how'' - he disappeared for 125 episodes after "Dawn's Early Night!" (barring a brief cameo), before finally returning for real during the Grand Festival and the Lily of the Valley Conference.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
%%* PerpetualSmiler
%%* ThePollyanna: Always keeps a cheerful outlook.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Zoey's red.
* RhymesOnADime: As a minstrel he often speaks in rhyming couplets.
* SayMyName:
-->'''Officer Jenny:''' Excuse me. I've just captured Suspect #1. ''(she pulls Nando into the shot)'' Get this. He calls himself a Pokémon troubadour, but I don't buy it at all.
-->'''Ash/Brock/Dawn:''' ''Nando?!''
%%* SharpDressedMan
%%* ShipTease: With Gardenia in ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!''
* TheSouthpaw: Plays his harp with his left hand.
* StealthPun: He's a musician who's always incredibly calm. You could say he's very composed.
* TheStoryteller: "In the beginning, there was only a churning turmoil of chaos. And at the heart of the chaos, where all things become one, came the one."
* TakeAThirdOption: When we first see Nando, he was having trouble if he wanted to pursue gym battles or contest ones before eventually settling on both. It did wonders for him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The "tall" part is more noticeable since he usually hangs around kids, but "A Secret Sphere of Influence" and "A Breed Stampede" show him to be even taller than Officer Jenny and Mr. Contesta, respectively.
* UncattyResemblance: Wears a green cape similar to his Roserade's.
* UnexplainedAccent: The American dub gives him a European accent that seems to vary from episode to episode.
* TheUnfought: Dawn never faced him directly in an actual Contest battle (though they did have a practice bout in [=DP004=], which he won).
* VagueAge: Appears to be in his early 20s, but his outfit and old-fashioned speech patterns give the impression of someone much older.
* VocalEvolution: After a year long absence, his accent became slightly more pronounced.
%%* WanderingMinstrel: A rare example of this trope in a modern setting.
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle: Wears one under his cape.
* WarriorPoet: He is a skilled Pokémon Trainer and musician with a love for songs and stories. His habit of rhyming is shown to have rubbed off on Gardenia when she quotes a piece of philosophical poetry in "A Secret Sphere of Influence".
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent?: It sounds vaguely like a mixture of Spanish and Irish.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:He makes it all the way to the top four of the Sinnoh Grand Festival, only to get thrown out of the competition by Zoey. Come the Sinnoh League, Ash wipes the floor with Nando in the ''very first round'' of the Qualifying Matches (the Top 64). In fairness, you can probably blame this on the writers for making Ash his first opponent, or perhaps Zoey was right all along that he should have just stuck with contests. But he sure didn't go out without a fight.]]
%%* WorthyOpponent: To Zoey and Ash.

!!Tobias (Takuto)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirokiTakahashi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JMichaelTatum\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jaime Alberto Carrillo

A mysterious trainer who first appears during the Sinnoh League Tournament, and one of the most formidable trainers seen in the series by far, due to his possession of extremely rare and powerful legendary Pokémon. Using only [[spoiler:Darkrai]], he has [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] through the Sinnoh Gym Leaders and the League Tournament. [[spoiler: One might be tempted to think that Darkrai is his go-to Pokémon and the rest of his team is comprised of ordinary Pokémon, but only because not a single opponent is able to get past Darkrai in a match with it until Ash has a go at it with his team. When Ash actually does defeat Darkrai, Tobias reveals he has ''several'' legendaries in tow, and plan B is to call on his Latios.]]

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* TheAce: He is the most skilled trainer shown in the Sinnoh region next to Cynthia, steamrolling ''everyone'' he encounters in the Pokémon League. His character even might be a nod to the acquired term "sweeping" in the {{Metagame}} of the Pokémon games (i.e. a player is able to take down entire teams using only one Pokémon with little effort, and do so regularly against many other players in competitive play).
%%* AerithAndBob
%%* AnimeHair
* BadassCape: His cape flows with the wind, much like Nando.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He beat Sinnoh's Gym Leaders and got to the League Semifinals using ''just'' Darkrai. Against Ash, he is forced to bust out a Latios, which get knocked out as well in a double KO that defeats Ash. Even in the final battle, [most of which is not shown] he actually wins with only Darkrai.]]
* CurbStompCushion: Even though Ash does get his ass handed to him on a silver platter, he does manage to [[spoiler:take out two of his legendaries, the closest ''anybody'' actually gets to him.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Grayish-blue hair, light blue eyes.
* DarkIsNotEvil: No, the creepy guy with the [[spoiler:Darkrai]] is not evil. He actually congratulates Ash on a good battle after he wins.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Ash is the ''only'' person that actually manages to [[spoiler:defeat his Darkrai, and Latios by extension.]] Even the announcer acknowledges it.
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler:Just after Ash finally beats his rival in the quarter-finals, and it looks like he'll ''finally'' win a major championship, he gets thoroughly trounced by Tobias' ''two'' legendary Pokémon. The trainer's appearance was never hinted at before the Tournament Arc, and it's never explained how he got his hands on two OlympusMons.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: Twice. First when Ash's Sceptile [[spoiler:breaks out of sleep status ''immediately'']] with the second coming when Sceptile [[spoiler:hands Darkrai its ass for the first time.]]
** And after that? Tobias [[spoiler:sends out a Latios.]] That was unexpected. Not to mention wholly unexplained. [[spoiler:The fact Pikachu managed to help Ash make a repeat performance to Tobias and take it out also counted, towards Tobias and the crowd.]]
* ElementalPowers
** Single type Pokémon
*** [[spoiler:CastingAShadow: Darkrai]]
** Dual type Pokémon
*** [[spoiler:InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]PsychicPowers: Latios]]
** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
*** AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:Darkrai]]'s Ice Beam.
*** PsychicPowers: [[spoiler:Darkrai]]'s Dream Eater.
* TheFaceless: For about a couple episodes. Although [[EarlyBirdCameo pay attention and you can see his face relatively clearly in the tournament standings.]] He's the only one with hair like that.
* GlassCannon: [[spoiler:In keeping to Darkrai's stats in the game, his is this by Legendaries standards. Even healing with Dream Eater, Darkrai goes down to a relatively small amount of direct hits.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:A lot of people were predicting that Darkrai would be the most he'd bring to the table.]]
* TheJuggernaut: ''Nobody'' so far has taken this guy's Darkrai and Latios down in a fight. [[spoiler:Well, Ash did, but he lost all of his Pokémon in the process and therefore the tournament]].
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: He plows through every Trainer he comes up against with minimal effort, [[spoiler:including Ash]], and goes on to [[spoiler:win the Sinnoh League.]] He also wears a red cape.
* LargeHam: The way he releases [[spoiler:Latios]] comes to mind.
* MeaningfulName: Tobias is a powerful trainer who relies mainly on Darkrai to fight. Tobias is also the name of a biblical hero from the book of Tobit who drove a demon out with the help of the archangel Raphael.
* OlympusMons: [[spoiler:Darkrai and Latios.]]
* OneManArmy: His Darkrai. It single-handedly carries him through the entire Sinnoh League [[spoiler:with the exception of Ash, who manages to take it and his Latios down with him.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the Japanese version. Tommy from the Pokémon Trainer's School (a Hoenn character of the day) shares the same Japanese name as him.
** [[spoiler:And, to an extent, the fact that Tobias' Darkrai makes the THIRD we've seen so far (movies are {{Canon}}). I mean, Legendaries have been proven to come in multiples before ([=PowerOfOne=]!Lugia, Silver, and his mother; Heroes has practically a herd of Latios and Latias in flashback).]]
* PalsWithJesus: [[spoiler:He has two legendary Pokémon that follow his every order.]]
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his eye, like his [[spoiler:Darkrai]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His second Pokémon is '''Latios.''' Didn't see that coming, did you? Arceus knows what the rest of his team looks like...]]
* RiddleForTheAges: There is a lot of theories and wonder as to what the other four Pokémon are in his party, [[spoiler:considering two of them are legendaries.]]
* SmugSuper: Downplayed. He is ''very'' well aware he is packing [[spoiler:high-grade legendaries]] and will let his opponents know how even bringing their A-game might not be enough, but he does respect the effort his opponents put in the battle. Especially Ash [[spoiler:given he actually did defeat his Darkrai and Latios.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: His design is similar to Nando's, wearing a long cape and covering half of his face with his hair as well as having a [[AerithAndBob slightly unusual name.]] He even has a slight accent in the English dub, though it's very faint.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Non-lethal, competitive example. [[spoiler: He was the first major character of sorts to bring Legendary Pokémon in a League tournament, who are viewed as physical deities that make most fully-evolved mons look like weaklings. And Tobias used ''at least two of them''.]]
%%* TsurimeEyes
* TheUnreveal: Only two of his Pokémon were shown in his fight against Ash. [[spoiler:Also, no explanation was given as how did he caught them even after the battle.]]
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Looker (Handsome)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasakiTerasoma\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JasonGriffith\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Emmanuel Bernal

A detective with the International Police who is investigating Team Galactic. He will also appear against Team Plasma in ''Best Wishes''.
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* AdaptedOut: His Croagunk from the games and ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' is nowhere to be found in the main anime series.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BadassNormal: Unlike the games, he doesn't have any Pokémon to help in his assignments. He's extremely competent despite this.
** Case in point, he manages to get a hold of and subdue [[MookLieutenant Aldith]], and keep her in place with a pipe until Colress arrived and took over the Golurks. Impressive!
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in ''Black and White 2: Episode N'' to investigate Team Plasma, possibly to reflect his appearance in the games.
* MasterOfDisguise: It's surprising he doesn't give off any clues it is him until he reveals himself.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: When we first meet him, he comes off as a bit quirky due to having bought too many lunches on the train (the fact he gave some to Team Rocket [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe explains why they're loyal to him later]]). At the end of that episode, we find out he's investigating Team Galactic.
%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted! If anything, he is ''more'' useful than most Officer Jennies we've seen.
* TheWorfEffect: He is captured during the climax of both the Team Galactic and the Team Plasma arc.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Major Villains]]
!!Pokémon Hunter J
[[quoteright:247:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pokemon_J_4241.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TakakoHonda\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sonny Dey\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Yadira Aedo and Adriana Casas (season 10), Yolanda Vidal (season 11), Maggie Vera (season 12)

A ruthless, cold-hearted bounty hunter who specializes in stealing Pokémon. She has an entire crew of operatives working under her, not least of which is her loyal Salamence, and travels in a flying fortress. J has no concern for human or Pokémon life, not even the lives of her own henchmen. In the end, she was hired by [[spoiler:Team Galactic to complete their master plan, but this proved fatal, as her ship fell into Lake Valor and exploded, leaving only her sunglasses floating to the water's surface.]]
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* AllWebbedUp: She uses her Ariados' String Shot to keep Trainers out of the way by tying them to a tree, rock or other nearby object while she steals their Pokémon.
* BadBoss: Not afraid to sacrifice her minions if she can save her own hide or get rid of an annoyance.
* TheBadGuyWins: {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the Riolu two-parter. She technically got exactly what she wanted, with her client paying her for delivering Riolu to him, but not much attention is drawn to it as Ash and co.'s main goal was to rescue the Riolu. And if the client happened to be apprehended by the police afterward...well, rotten luck, but she has her money and there's always more people to hire her ''and'' Pokémon to poach.
* BadassLongcoat: One with lots of opportunities to billow out and all around her while she's riding her Salamence.
* BadassNormal: She throws herself personally into battles and perilous situations that most Trainers would leave to their Pokémon (albeit while bringing her own Pokémon in with her) because she has to catch her targets herself and without harming them via conventional Pokémon battling.
* BerserkButton: Two:
** Don't back out of a sale. She will not be happy, nor will she do business with you again.
** More subtly, if you're working for her, don't fail in catching your targets.
* BoringButPractical: Okay, simply {{curb stomp|Battle}}ing everyone in your way doesn't usually make for gripping action, but if you were a poacher, you probably wouldn't be too concerned about the RuleOfDrama, either.
* BreathWeapon: Her Salamence attacks this way, as the only moves it is shown using are Flamethrower, Hyper Beam, & Dragon Pulse.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:She captured the Lake Trio...and then her ship was promptly destroyed by a twin-fired Future Sight attack and she likely died.]]
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Or more accurately, "Can't Battle You, Still Need to Sell You".
* CombatPragmatist: She does ''not'' screw around on the job.
* CoolAirship: Her method of transport.
* CowTools: Her debut episode shows she has a couple of other ground vehicles at her disposal besides the six-wheelers she normally employs. We never get to see any of them in action.
* DarkActionGirl: A prerequisite, since she has to get up close and personal to find and [[TakenForGranite petrify]] the Pokémon she's pursuing and then get out in one piece.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: She not only [[spoiler:captures the entire Lake Trio (with future consequences)]], but also nearly succeeds in an attempt on [[spoiler:Regigigas]] (which didn't succeed only because she quit after her client canceled on her).
* ElementalPowers
** Dual type Pokémon
*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=][[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Ariados
*** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Salamence
*** [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]][=/=]CastingAShadow: Drapion
** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
*** PlayingWithFire: Salamence's Flamethrower.
* EvilPoacher: A cutthroat individual who steals Pokemon from their trainers (often with them watching) who is completely apathetic to the lives of both people and Pokemon.
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. As ruthless and cutthroat as she is, she has a nasty habit of underestimating her enemies whenever she's close to winning. [[spoiler:This is what led to her final downfall.]]
* FingerlessGloves: She and her {{mook}}s wear an interesting variation of these where the thumb, pointer, and middle fingers are all removed, while the ring and pinkie fingers are left intact.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Salamence's Hyper Beam.
* HeroKiller: Though nobody dies by her hand, she's so dangerous that even [[ContractualImmortality Ash and Co.]] take her ''very'' seriously. Most notably when [[spoiler:Brandon and his Regis were all TakenForGranite trying to protect Regigigas; were it not for Regigigas' Hidden Power, they might not have been restored at all.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Hers are more towards the grey side, but it's indicative of how cold and calculative she is.
%%* {{Jerkass}}:
* TheJuggernaut:
** In all their screen-time, her Pokémon never once took any perceivable damage, let alone got knocked out in battle (then again, [[BadassNormal battling was never a core tactic for her to begin with]]). Makes you wonder how comfortably she'd be able to hold herself against the Eilte Four.
** Her ground vehicles are examples, too; they can down trees and keep right on going. They're immune to Pikachu's Thunderbolt, too (unless they've been soaked by a Water attack beforehand, for some odd reason).
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: She was smart enough to flee karma the moment there was nothing more to gain, but pushes her luck [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu too far in the end]].
%%* KarmicDeath:
* KilledOffForReal: Most likely.
%%* KnowWhenToFoldEm:
* KnightOfCerebus: ''Every'' episode she appears in is dark and serious, guaranteed. When your repertoire includes being an abhorrent piece of work (even ''among'' [[AcceptableTargets Pokémon hunters & poachers]]), this is to be expected.
* LackOfEmpathy: Kind of a requirement to be a legit Pokémon poacher by now.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:And they probably never will, if it blew up like her ship.]]
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Has on several occasions just tried to ''kill'' Ash.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:"That" being her ship exploding in the depths of Lake Valor. While she has not resurfaced since, there is also no concrete evidence that she was killed in said explosion.]]
* OneLetterName: J
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: She abandons her battle on more than one occasion when her client reneges on the payment.
* PoisonIsEvil: She uses an Ariados and Drapion in battle.
* PragmaticVillainy: She won't hurt the Pokémon she captures, they're much too valuable for that.
* PsychoForHire: She certainly fits the psycho hiring herself out part, but it seems that she's more about [[OnlyInItForTheMoney the money]] than [[ForTheEvulz the evulz]].
* ScissorsCutsRock: Her battling style tends toward this. While no battle involved her or her opponent(s) actively exploiting type advantages or disadvantages, her Pokémon's attacks often simply punch right through her foes' attacks by sheer strength. This is best shown the first time she's seen battling Officer Jenny, where J's Salamence and Jenny's Arcanine engage in a Hyper Beam/Flamethrower BeamOWar, and the former slices right through the latter without even slowing down.
* SheIsTheKing: Her mooks all call her "Sir".
* ASinisterClue: She wears her wrist cannon on her left arm.
* SinisterShades: Ones that can search out where Pokémon are trying to teleport as well.
* SmugSnake: Sometimes underestimates her opponents' capabilities. [[spoiler:This is a major factor in her ultimate downfall, where she either thought the twin Future Sight Uxie and Mesprit set up during their battle wouldn't work after capturing them, or forgot about it altogether. Her ship takes a direct hit from it as she prepares to leave, sending it, her, and her henchmen all to a watery grave.]]
* TheSociopath: She's a cold-hearted poacher who has no problem killing her own men, or a child for that matter, and will work with and betray anyone to get what she wants.
* TheStoic: Unless she's wearing a SlasherSmile.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Every one of her captures was made with her own two hands (or rather, her own [[BuffySpeak wrist-bracelet-capturer thingy]]). The one time she sent her {{mook}}s out to nab a target without her, they were foiled by Gary, and it wasn't until she got involved herself that she made any progress on her job.
* TakenForGranite: What happens to the Pokémon she captures. Works on humans, too. It ''can'' be reversed, but only if you pull the dial on the case it's in or revive the Pokémon/human in question by using Hidden Power on it.
* TaughtByExperience: She remembers Ash and his companions long after their first encounter since she got a good idea of how badly they derailed her plans prior. Unlike others, she [[NoNonsenseNemesis is prone to doing anything to get rid of them if they get involved]].
* TheUnfettered: No matter what deadly chaos is going on around her, she will not stop pursuing her target until either she captures it or her client cancels the deal.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The vilest in the main series.
* VillainRespect: Has shades of this in her debut, where she reluctantly commends Ash for tracking her down after she steals Pikachu, and later even outright compliments his bravery in sneaking on board her ship. However, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness this is dropped for all her later appearances]].
* VillainTeamUp: Hired by Team Galactic during the Galactic arc's finale.
* WaveMotionGun: Her Salamence knows Hyper Beam.
* WeHaveReserves: Who cares if she loses a few minions while catching a rare Pokémon? She always has more.
* WouldHurtAChild: {{Defied|Trope}} at first (and ''not'' because EvenEvilHasStandards). In a flashback by an Officer Jenny in ''Mutiny in the Bounty,'' she is seen saying to a Teddiursa as it frantically claws at its glass cage, ''"I won't hurt you. You're much too valuable for that."'' Several episodes later, it's played straight when she tries to kill Ash in several ways. It's not like she can sell him for money, after all.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Very lightly {{implied|Trope}} during one of her episodes (she's in a kids show, after all):
-->'''Mook:''' We were attacked by an unknown Trainer ... and were unable to capture Shieldon.\\
'''J:''' ''[[BerserkButton Unable to capture]]!?''\\
'''Mook:''' ''[momentary OhCrap face]'' Don't worry, we can and will succeed.\\
'''J:''' Well, for your sake, I hope so.

!Team Galactic
'''Tropes that apply to Team Galactic as a whole:'''
* AdaptationalVillainy: In a sense. They were always villains, but the anime portrays them as much darker than they were in the games: more sinister than their original goofiness and much more self-interested rather than [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]]. Even Cyrus' altruistic qualities have been completely removed, and his tragic backstory (though loosely still hinted at) is never brought up.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: All the major members have matching hair and eyes.
* EvilCounterpart: The Galactic Commanders and Cyrus can be seen as this to the series' PowerTrio and Cynthia, respectively. Most obviously, Brock's Croagunk has a mutual emnity with Saturn's Toxicroak, and Cyrus' lack of respect for life and disgust for connection between sentient beings counters the way Cynthia cherishes both. Beyond that, Jupiter reveals that [[spoiler:the Commanders were intended to bond with the Lake Trio, a plan the Trio foiled by bonding with the Power Trio.]] By that logic - and the fact that they aren't ''perfect'' in this regard [[spoiler:considering they don't have individual, climactic confrontations]], it also falls apart but still has some merit, as seen below:
** Saturn vs. Brock - [[spoiler:Knowledge, representing Uxie.]]
** Mars vs. Dawn - [[spoiler:Emotion, representing Mesprit.]]
** Jupiter vs. Ash (both HotBlooded) - [[spoiler:Willpower, representing Azelf.]]
* KnightOfCerebus - As with Paul and Hunter J, any episode featuring them is darker than the norm.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Their actions are a lot darker than what most antagonists in the show have attempted, even Hunter J - trying to blow up Iron Island and all of its inhabitants is a major instance of this.

!!Cyrus (Akagi)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KentaMiyake\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/SeanSchemmel\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Dafnis Hernández (season 11), Rolando de Castro (season 12)

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* BigBad: Of Team Galactic, and nominally the closest thing ''Diamond and Pearl'' has to one (at least during Season 12).
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In his first appearance he appeared to be a seemingly-legit businessman, the heroes unaware he was the founder and leader of Team Galactic.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Hunter J]] captures the Lake Trio for him, who are then brought under his control by the Red Chain. Then he nearly succeeds in forcing Dialga and Palkia to create his new world at the expense of the already-existing one.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: There's really no spark in his gaze, which coupled with his natural demeanour reflects the nihilism he emits.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"This is my perfect world, governed by an order that does not require heart or conscience. It's mine. MINE ALONE!"]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Even as the dimension Dialga and Palkia created for him slowly fades away he steps inside and disappears forever, presumably dying for his desired world (rather than living in a world he loathes). This is a little overlooked though, especially considering it happened in the episode after Hunter J's death.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants to destroy all life in order to create his new world.
* PowerCrystal: He uses crystals of the Red Chain as mind-control devices to command the Lake Trio.
* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:He ''technically'' got exactly what he wanted (his "perfect world"), but he didn't get very long to enjoy it.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes flash red when he explains how he is using the Red Chain to control the lake guardians.
* SlasherSmile: From time to time.
* TheStoic: Making any moments he has of emotion telling - he generally tries to restrain himself, but sometimes can't really help it.
* TraitorShot: He gets several during [=DP096=] and [=DP097=].
* TheUnfought: He never once battles anyone during the course of the series, not even in the Team Galactic finale.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Until the Team Galactic finale.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Saturn
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkemiOkamura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MarcThompson\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Salvador Reyes (season 11), Carlo Vásquez (season 12)

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* ArchEnemy: His Toxicroak to Brock's Croagunk.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:He takes the downfall of Team Galactic's plans -- and the revelation that Cyrus cares nothing for his subordinates -- quite calmly all things considered, unlike Mars. However, his somber tone indicates he's just masking his pain.]]
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:As he processes the fact Cyrus will leave them behind to be destroyed with the old world, Saturn then stops Mars from following their treacherous Leader (and dying in the process) and -- by all accounts -- turns himself in to the police to face justice without a fuss, miserable that he had devoted himself to a false cause.]]
* PoisonIsEvil: His main Pokémon is a Toxicroak.
* UncattyResemblance: He has a hairstyle that mimics Mars' Purugly's ears.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has horny blue hair.

!!Mars
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RieTanaka\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Leyla Rangel (season 11), Angélica Villa (season 12)

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* BigNo: [[spoiler:Her reaction to seeing Cyrus' "death".]]
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Implicitly so, at the end of the Team Galactic arc.]]
* CatsAreMean: Her main Pokémon is a Purugly.
%%* EvilRedhead
* FieryRedhead: She is more emotive than her other commanders.
%%* PerkyFemaleMinion
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* UncattyResemblance: Somewhat. Her hairstyle resembles the spike on the head of Saturn's Toxicroak.
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Cyrus disappearing into his "perfect world" seems to have broken her. When last we see her, she's completely silent and without her usual spark, not acknowledging either Saturn or Jupiter as the three of them are being taken into custody.]]

!!Jupiter
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Eileen Stevens\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betsabé Jara (season 11), Cecilia Gómez (season 12)

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** DarkIsEvil: Half of Skuntank's type.
* LaughingMad: She cackles after her defeat by Cynthia and being apprehended by Looker, confident in her leader despite being beaten.
* OutOfFocus: Not extreme, but Jupiter ''is'' the only Galactic Commander not assigned the outright command of a mission, and on top of that she's mainly restricted to side roles in screen time compared to Mars and Saturn.
* PlayingWithFire: Her main Pokémon is a Skuntank that knows Flamethrower.
* PoisonIsEvil: Said Skuntank is also half Poison-type...
* StrawNihilist: Flat-out says that if the world is destroyed, along with herself, then that would be "fine with her".
* WeCanRuleTogether: Gives Ash, Dawn, and Brock an offer to join Team Galactic.
* WouldHurtAChild: Willing to have her Pokémon use Iron Tail on Ash, Dawn, and Brock.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Charon (Pluto)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KenichiOgata\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MikePollock\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Guillermo Coria

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* EvilLaugh: Which Jupiter finds absolutely annoying to hear.
* {{Jerkass}}: His impatient shouting at a frightened, crying Shellos - who was only caught up in the midst of their plans ''because'' Team Galactic digging into Mt. Coronet disrupted its native habitat and displaced it - is a ''major'' KickTheDog. This guy - more than any other Galactic member - is a colossal ''dick''.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: As far as we see, he escaped justice - unlike Cyrus, who appears to have perished; or Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter, who are arrested.]]
%%* MadScientist

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sinnoh Gym Leaders]]

!!Roark (Hyouta)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Masataka Azuma\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Craig Blair\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ricardo Mendoza (season 11), Ignacio Casas (season 12)

%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* TheBusCameBack
* CallingTheOldManOut: He accuses his father of abandoning his family for nothing more than his love of fossils, and also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking preferring defense to offense]].
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ElementalPowers: Roark specializes in [[DishingOutDirt Rock type Pokémon]].
** BareFistedMonk: Geodude's Seismic Toss.
** MakeMeWannaShout: Onix's Screech.
** PlayingWithFire: Rampardos' Flamethrower.
** PsychicPowers: Rampardos' Zen Headbutt.
* FieryRedhead: More of the "fiercely passionate" variety than "hot-headed", generally, except for when it comes to [[DisappearedDad Byron]]...
* GuestStarPartyMember: Sort of - four episodes straight in Oreburgh City, and then a significant role for another two at Canalave City.
* JustAKid: His father dismisses his arguments using this line. In Byron's words, "You wouldn't know a fossil if it hit you on the head!"
%%* NiceGuy
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Actively involved in the mining duties of his city, and later stops Team Rocket when dealing with their theft of the Fossil Restoration machine.
* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: He challenges his father to a battle to resolve this, and champions the force of Rampardos against Byron's immovable Bastiodon. No winner is clearly determined.
* UseYourHead: Rampardos' Headbutt and Zen Headbutt.
* VolumetricMouth: When arguing with Byron in "Ancient Family Matters".

!!Gardenia (Natane)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChiekoHonda\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Lara Star Rigores\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Isabel Romo

%%* BareYourMidriff
* TheBusCameBack: In [=DP055=].
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears briefly during Cheryl's three-part arc, in [=DP031=] ("The Grass-type is Always Greener") before having a full introduction in Eterna City.
* ElementalPowers: Gardenia specializes in [[GreenThumb Grass]] type Pokémon.
** CombatPragmatist: Turtwig's Bite.
** LightEmUp: Roserade's Flash.
** PoisonousPerson: Roserade's secondary type.
* HypocriticalHumor: "The crooks were using Grass-type Pokémon, huh? They've got some nerve! Those jerks!" By the end of her appearance, she's taking care of a Grass-type that one of the crooks ''in question'' gave to her.
%%* GenkiGirl
* GoKartingWithBowser: Upon seeing James' Cacnea again, she asks it to give her a massage with Pin Missile.
* LuminescentBlush: This is her reaction when Dawn asks her if she's been with Nando.
* OddFriendship: With James, whom she could never see as an enemy due to his Cacnea.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: During ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!''
* ShipTease: With Nando. She stands up for him when he's accused of stealing the Adamant Orb, and later quotes a bit of reflective poetry similar to his style that prompts Dawn to (correctly) deduce that they've spent time together.
** She also has some arguable tease with James - or if not that, then ''borderline'' with [[InterspeciesRomance Cacnea]] (though she's fairly goo-goo-eyed about Grass-types in general). Either way, she's inordinately nice to him in [=DP054=] despite knowing full well of his and his friends' attempted theft of the Adamant Orb.
* TooKinkyToTorture: She actually seems to ''enjoy'' getting attacked by grass-type Pokémon. James' Carnivine bites down on her head and she really likes it. She also has Cacnea use Pin Missile on her back like a massage.

!!Maylene (Sumomo)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyaEndo\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Marianna Santiago

* BadassAdorable: She's the first Gym Leader from whom Ash ''wins'' a badge ''without'' outright defeating her (they tie, but she considers his performance worthy of the Cobble Badge). Not to mention her battle with Dawn. Reggie even notes the result of her battle with Paul might have been ''very'' different if she'd been at the top of her game when they faced off.
* BadassNormal: When you're a human and you can deflect an Aura Sphere with your bare hands...
* BreakTheCutie: Losing to Paul, then being on the receiving end of his painful TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. [[TheWoobie Ouch]].
* BrickBreak: Machoke's attack.
* CallingYourAttacks: She even ''motions'' whenever her commands Lucario to use Aura Sphere.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ElementalPowers: Maylene specializes in [[BareFistedMonk fighting]] type Pokémon.
** DishingOutDirt: Lucario's [[BadWithTheBone Bone Rush]].
** ExtraOreDinary: Lucario's secondary type.
** PsychicPowers: Meditite's secondary type.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Similarly to Roark, she has a decent four-episode arc of bonding with Ash and his friends (especially Dawn).
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In her final appearance, she sensed the disturbance caused by Team Galactic stealing the Veilstone Meteorites and hurried over to stop them.
* ShipTease: With Reggie.
** To a lesser extent, with [[LesYay Dawn]].
* TenMinuteRetirement: Though she'd considered making it permanent, her Lucario (and everyone else for that matter) wouldn't hear of it.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Crasher Wake (Maximum Mask)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TetsuInada\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Alston Baley\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Raúl Anaya

* {{Acrofatic}}: Don't let that spare tire on his waist fool you.
-->'''Ash:''' ''For a big guy, that Wake can move!''
* BoisterousBruiser: He's a wrestler, hero, and a Gym leader rolled into one.
* CurbStompBattle: Inverted regarding Ash's victory over him; while Wake doesn't just fall and puts up a good battle, this ''is'' the first ''[[InternetBackdraft proper]]'' time Ash has won a Gym Match without a single Pokémon fainting (discounting the double-battle with Tate and Liza in Hoenn).
* ElementalPowers: Crasher Wake specializes in [[MakingASplash Water]] type Pokémon.
** BareFistedMonk: Floatzel's Bulk Up.
** CastingAShadow: Gyarados' Bite.
** DishingOutDirt: Quagsire's secondary type (Ground).
** AnIcePerson : Floatzel's [[ManBitesMan Ice Fang]], and Quagsire's Ice Beam.
** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Gyarados' Dragon Rage.
** PoisonousPerson: Quagsire's Sludge Bomb.
** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Gyarados' secondary type.
* HiddenDepths: Like everyone else in his town, he is fond of Croagunk.
* LargeHam: complete with [[IncomingHam introductions]]!
-->''I'M...Crasher Wake!'' (laughs)
* RazorWind: Floatzel's attack.
* WorthyOpponent: His Floatzel quickly became this to Buizel - becoming even important to the latter's CharacterDevelopment.

!!Fantina (Melissa)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KikukoInoue\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Bella Hudson\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Georgina "Gina" Sánchez

* BackForTheFinale: Or rather, back for the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
* BigOMG: In ''Coming Full Festival Circle!''
* BigNo: Comically does this whenever Ash KO's one of her Pokémon.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ElementalPowers: Fantina specializes in [[SoulPower Ghost]] type Pokémon.
** CastingAShadow: Mismagius' Dark Pulse.
** GreenThumb: Mismagius' Magical Leaf.
** PlayingWithFire: Drifblim's Will-O-Wisp.
** PoisonousPerson: Gengar's secondary type.
** PsychicPowers: Mismagius' Psybeam and Psywave, Drifblim's Hypnosis and Psychic, and Gengar's Hypnosis.
** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Drifblim's secondary type.
* GenkiGirl: The woman can barely stand still, she's always dancing.
* GratuitousEnglish[=/=]GratuitousFrench: In the Japanese and English versions, respectively.
** [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Surprisingly Good French]]: In the dub, her accent and pronounciations are actually quite good, as a skilled French speaker can attest to.
* ImprobableHairstyle: No one in the world has her overly pompous hairdo.
* PimpedOutDress: Her purple outfit that she uses for contests and gym battles.
* RecurringCharacter: Fantina's appearances are the most sporadically spread out of all the Sinnoh Gym Leaders.
* RunningGag: ''Never'' in her gym whenever she was needed.
* ThatOneAttack: In-universe, after his first match with her, Ash would spend the next few episodes before their rematch contemplating how to get past her team's Hypnosis.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Byron (Tougan)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KazukiYao\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/DanGreen\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jorge Ornelas

* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Byron is slightly more serious in the games. Here, he's as hammy as Crasher Wake.
* BadassBaritone: As to be expected from Creator/DanGreen.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Though his demeanour suggests otherwise, this is actually true - he wanted Roark to become his own man rather than living under his father's shadow, hence why he left Oreburgh Gym in his hands.
* DisappearedDad: A major gripe Roark has with him is how Byron apparently ran off to Canalave City and left Roark to fend for himself.
* DishingOutDirt: Bastiodon's primary type (Rock) and Steelix's secondary type (Ground).
* ElementalPowers: Byron specializes in [[ExtraOreDinary Steel]] type Pokémon.
* EnergyBall: Bastiodon's Flash Cannon.
* HotBlooded: You don't get much more hot-blooded than having explosions go off behind you while yelling about how much you love things. Dan Green, ladies and gentlemen.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Roark accuses him of this for dumping the position of Oreburgh Gym Leader on him so he could go hunt for fossils in Canalave City.
* LargeHam: A running gag is explosions going off in the background when he yells about how much he loves something.
* LuddWasRight: PlayedForLaughs. When he finds out Team Rocket stole his fossils and escaped through a giant hole in the exhibition floor, he entreats them to stop using the machines and dig their holes by hand.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: "I LOVE [thing]!!!"
%%* MakeMeWannaShout: Steelix's Screech.
%%* MakingASplash: Bronzor's Rain Dance.
* MementoMacguffin: His most treasured fossil - a fossilized Sunkern leaf which Roark found and gave him as a young boy.
* NoIndoorVoice: He's always shouting about how much he loves things.
%%* PlayingWithFire: Bastiodon's Flamethrower.
%%* PsychicPowers: Bronzor's secondary type
* SingleIssueWonk: He loves fossils, digging holes, and nothing else. Well, except maybe his son.
* SkewedPriorities: When confronting Team Rocket over his stolen fossils, his first order of business is to...compliment them on the perfectly round hole they dug and then tell them they should dig holes by hand instead of using machines.
* TunnelKing: With nothing but the highest respect for [[GoldfishPoopGang others who share the same talent]].
* UseYourHead: Bastiodon's Iron Head.

!!Candice (Suzuna)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Kether Donahue\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/CristinaHernandez (episode 126-128), Cynthia de Pando (episode 155)

* BadassArmfold: Her Abomasnow has this as her default pose. Her arm-fold looks more badass when she uses long-range attacks while doing it, and there is also a scene where Abomasnow and Candice do it side by side. However, once Abomasnow loses her cool, she quickly discards that habit for the rest of the fight.
* BareFistedMonk: Her Medicham is a Fighting-type Pokémon, which is odd since she specializes in Ice-types.
%%* CastingAShadow: Her Sneasel is a dark type Pokémon.
* CatchPhrase: She is oddly fond of kiai. No, not the [[{{Kiai}} shouting]]. The word itself.
* CurbStompCushion: Ash's Gym battle against her starts out with Ash bulldozing her team up until Snover takes down Gliscor, before itself being easily dispatched by Chimchar. Then Abomasnow comes out and returns the favor, taking down two of Ash's remaining Pokémon in quick succession.
* ElementalPowers: Candice specializes in [[AnIcePerson Ice]] type Pokémon.
%%* GreenThumb: Her Abomasnow and Snover are grass type Pokémon.
* FriendlyEnemy: This is actually how she ''thinks'' rivalry should function, and is therefore pleased by how Dawn and Zoey help and learn from each other. By extension, she finds herself both shocked and baffled by Paul and his hostility towards Ash.
* GenkiGirl: She's very friendly and excitable.
* HotBlooded: If her always going on about {{Kiai}} is any indication.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Despite specializing in Ice-type Pokémon, she packs the Psychic/Fighting-type Medicham.
* MightyGlacier: Candice's Abomasnow is very powerful, easily defeating half of Ash's team when they try to attack it head-on. It's also very slow, meaning that Chimchar was able to outmaneuver it and take it down.
%%* PlayingWithFire: Her Medicham can use [[ElementalPunch Fire Punch]].
%%* PsychicPowers: Her Medicham is also a psychic type Pokémon.
* RecurringCharacter: Her increased importance is enabled by her being Zoey's childhood friend.
* SempaiKohai: She is Zoey's sempai. It's easy to read [[LesYay even more into it]].

!!Volkner (Denzi)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirofumiNojima\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Eli James\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Javier Olguín

* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is a dirtier shade of blond.
* BrilliantButLazy: He has a long-running win streak; by the time Ash shows up, he's grown so bored that he's giving away badges for free.
* BrokenAce: He is the strongest gym leader in Sinnoh and had an unbreakable winning streak...which caused him depression and resorting to having an interest in other things and nearly abandoning his duty as a gym leader.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Luxray's Double Team.
* ElementalPowers: Volkner specializes in [[ShockAndAwe Electric]] type Pokémon.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Raichu and Luxray can both use Iron Tail, a Steel-type attack.
* GadgeteerGenius: Became more interested in technology to make up for being unable to enjoy Pokémon battles.
* AnIcePerson: Electivire can use [[ElementalPunch Ice Punch]], an Ice-type attack, to counter Grass-Types and Ground-Types who usually have an advantage over Electric-Types.
* JacobMarleyWarning: He is the representation of what would have happened to Ash if Paul had kept Chimchar in the season 10 episode "Glory Blaze", and had not snapped out of his funk in the season 12 episode "Uncrushing Defeat".
* ManBitesMan: Luxray's Thunder Fang.
* PlayingWithFire: Electivire's [[ElementalPunch Fire Punch]], a Fire-type attack to counter Grass-Type Pokémon who usually resist Electric-type moves.
%%* SoulPower: Jolteon's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]], a ghost type attack.
* TenMinuteRetirement: A very justified on - just as his Gym Battle with Ash got underway, Team Rocket attempt to ''steal'' Sunnyshore Tower, in the process damaging the Gym as well. Because of this, Ash doesn't get to challenge him again until after the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
* VictoryIsBoring: He got ''very'' disillusioned with Pokémon battling due to his constant streak of being undefeated.
* WorthyOpponent: While Ash lost the exhibition match he had against Flint, Volkner was inspired to take up battling seriously again, and accepts Ash as his first challenger out of his retirement. Thanks to Team Rocket's shenanigans, Ash and Volkner wouldn't have their gym battle for more than a dozen episodes. Volkner explicitly stated that, once he's done repairing the damage Team Rocket has done to his gym, he refuses to accept any other challengers until he and Ash face off again.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sinnoh League]]
!Tropes that apply to all of them:
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: As with all the regions, the Elite Four are selected based on the strongest trainers in the region.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Cynthia (Shirona)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomoSakurai\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Jenness\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Adriana Casas

* TheAce: Well she '''''IS''''' the Champion of Sinnoh so this should be given.
* BadassLongcoat: She wears her black signature coat for the entirety of ''Diamond & Pearl''.
* BadassBookworm: Has a love and fascination for history, when she makes her debut she's visiting a site of ruins in Sinnoh.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She is a very polite and somewhat quirky LadyOfWar, but will immediately react to whatever region-wide threat is present and will unleash her Garchomp at a moment's notice.
* BigDamnHeroes: She takes down Jupiter easily and frees Ash and co. just in time for them to stop Cyrus' plan.
* BigGood: Portrayed this way in D/P.
* TheBusCameBack: As a reference to her appearance in the B&W games, she has a recurring role in BWS2 - her villa in Undella Town accommodated Ash and his friends as they prepared for the Junior Cup and the Vertress Conference.
* CombatPragmatist: Not usually, but when she shows up to help Ash against Team Galactic, she has her Garchomp do a surprise attack against Jupiter's Skuntank, and then when Jupiter starts to take out another Pokémon, Garchomp lands behind her and rests its claws right near her throat. [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim When the world's at stake, it isn't the time to play fair]].
* CurbStompBattle: People who try to face her in battle usually receive one of these, most notably Paul. The known exceptions are Flint (who took down three of her Pokémon before losing to her Garchomp), Aaron (who [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome took down five of her team, including Garchomp]], before finally losing to Gastrodon), and Caitlin (who battled Cynthia's Garchomp to a standstill with her Gothitelle, resulting the battle going into overtime).
%%* DishingOutDirt:
%%** Her Garchomp can use Stone Edge and is partly a ground type Pokémon.
%%** Her Gastrodon is also partly a ground type Pokémon.
* TheDitherer: Every time she needs to pick a flavor of ice cream, she takes ages.
%%* GrayEyes
* GuestStarPartyMember: Sort of has this happen in the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 B2W2]] season - she doesn't ''join'' Ash's group, but they lounge about in her villa for a while, and she participates in several of their adventures.
%%* HairDecorations
* HelpingWouldBeKillStealing: ''Subverted'' in the "Operation Tempest" two-parter - her Garchomp proves vital, along with Dragonite and Golurk, in holding back the [[OneWingedAngel Therian Forme]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Kami Trio]]. She also helped directly in fighting Team Galactic, even though anything connecting with the Lake Trio had to be done by Ash, Dawn, and Brock since they were the ones linked to them.
* IceCreamKoan: Plenty of times in DP, though nowhere near as much in BW, she'll go into random tangents with vague words and meanings that may or may not even relate to what's going on.
%%* AnIcePerson: Glaceon is an ice type Pokémon.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Her signature Pokémon - which is also her strongest - is Garchomp, a dragon type.
* LadyOfWar: Cynthia herself, though her female Garchomp also qualifies by merit of being both powerful and graceful.
%%* MakingASplash: Her Gastrodon is a water type Pokémon.
* TheMentor: Her main role during the plot of the DP series, though she ''does'' get actively involved in the effort to stop Team Galactic, doing her duty as Champion very well.
** She also mentors Iris, particularly in regards to her new, disobedient Dragonite. Iris in turn [[HeroWorshipper looks up to her]], thanks in no small part to Cynthia having trained her own powerful Dragon-type, Garchomp.
* OneManArmy: Her Garchomp tears through Paul's team like a lawnmower through a notebook factory, finishing by one-shotting his powerful Torterra with a single Brick Break.
* PeekABangs: Her left eye is covered by her hair, which is part of her "mysterious beauty" look.
* PlayingWithFire: Her Garchomp can use Flamethrower.
* RecurringCharacter: Cynthia appears every now and then in ''Diamond & Pearl'' and she also appears a lot in the early episodes of ''Best Wishes! Season 2''.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Along with Lance. Steven and Diantha, she is one of the champions we seen on-screen that take proactive measures against wide-scale threats.
* RunningGag: A good number of times Ash meets her she's having trouble deciding on what flavor of ice cream she wants...
* SweetTooth: Her introductory moments in the series show her being indecisive over what flavor of ice cream to get, a gag that shows up several more times later on.
** Towards the end of DP (during the Lily of the Valley Conference), Team Rocket ''use'' this gag to attract customers.
** Comes up yet again in BW when Ash meets up with her again in a similar manner, down to her indecisiveness on picking a flavor.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ice cream, but she takes hours to decide which one she wants to choose.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[InfinityMinusOneSword her Garchomp of course]]

!!Lucian (Goyō)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' David Lapkin\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EduardoGarza

* BadassBookworm: Like his game counterpart, he can be frequently seen with a book in his hands.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* EarlyBirdCameo: If you count that he's the sole Sinnoh Elite Four member who appeared ''prior'' to Cynthia.
* ElementalPowers: He uses [[PsychicPowers Psychic types]]:
* ExtraOreDinary: Bronzong's primary type.
%%* {{Megane}}
%%* SharpDressedMan
* WorthyOpponent: Perceived as such by Buizel, who thus became highly depressed at losing so badly to him the first time.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is blue.

!!Aaron (Ryou)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kensho Ono\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Christopher C. Adams\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Javier Olguín

* BigCreepyCrawlies: Specializes in bug types
* ComeBackMyPet: His Beautifly.
* MrFanservice: In-universe. Even the local ''Officer Jenny'' {{Fangirl}}s him.
** Rare case of ''both'' {{Bishounen}} and RatedMForManly, judging by his appearance.
* MyGreatestFailure: Abandoning his Wurmple for being a weak Pokémon when he was younger (which prompted him to better understand Bug-types, so it wouldn't happen again). It eventually comes back to him as a Beautifly.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Though it was cut from the dub, the original Japanese of [=DP100=] has announcer state Cynthia was down to her ''last'' Pokémon when she sent out Gastrodon against Aaron's Beautifly. This means that [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Aaron must have actually defeated her Garchomp]], something even Flint didn't quite manage! Oddly, in the preceding episode his Pokémon had trouble dealing with ''the Team Rocket trio''.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the dub, which also has [[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Sir Aaron]].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He is apparently able to understand insects.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is green.

!!Flint (Ōba)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Toru Nara\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Arturo Castañeda

%%* AfroAsskicker
* BareFistedMonk: Infernape's 2nd Type and it knows Close Combat, Mach Punch, and Thunderpunch
* BigBrotherMentor: Has this vibe with Ash and they share a similar philosophy in the way they battle with their Pokémon and he shares some advice with the younger boy. Not to mention that he is obviously fond of Ash...
* BigDamnHeroes: in his first appearance, using Infernape to save Ash from the Sunyshore gym's security system, and again to rescue Kenny's Floatzel from Team Rocket.
* BloodKnight: If his Infernape's reaction to Pikachu is anything to go by than he '''''LOVES''''' a good fight where he can go out. Flint may qualify as well since he also thought Pikachu was well trained and worth more effort to battle against.
* CurbstompBattle: Defeats Ash in a 3 vs. 3 battle with minimal effort. His Infernape outright one shotted Ash's own Infernape and Buizel and was tanking hits from Pikachu while tossing him around.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Infernape was able to go head to head with Cynthia's Garchomp and deal some brutal blows in. It's the second-closest anyone has come to take her down (Aaron got closer). Not to mention it swatted Ash's Pokémon like flies!
%%* FieryRedhead
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Volkner.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Everytime he shows up you can hear a subtle jungle beat with drums. It's actually quite awesome.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the dub. The other Flint is Brock's father.
* PlayingWithFire: Infernape
* TheRival: Volkner's old friend and adversary.
* WorthyOpponent: His Infernape seems to view Ash's Pikachu as this. After [[OneHitKill casually ragdolling Ash's Infernape and Buizel]] he had to face Pikachu and seemed quite excited to do so the instant Pikachu made his opening attack. Flint was even surprise to see that his Infernape was excited to fight Pikachu and felt like he was putting some effort into battling. [[CurbstompBattle Granted Infernape wins quite easily]], but he still felt Pikachu was worth more effort compared to the others.

!!Bertha (Kikuno)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yoko Matsuoka\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Mary O' Brady\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Magda Giner

* BadassGrandma: She is an Elite Four member for a reason.
* BerserkButton: When Team Rocket decided to [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty enhance their Pokémon's performance]] using PoweredArmor, she didn't take it too kindly.
%%* CoolOldLady
* ElementalPowers: She specialises in [[DishingOutDirt Ground type]] Pokémon:
%%* DishingOutDirt: Hippowdon (Ground), Gliscor (Ground) & Golem (Rock/Ground)
* ExtraOreDinary: Hippowdon's Iron Head.
%%* DrivesLikeCrazy
* ManBitesMan: Hippowdon's Fire Fang.
%%* NeverMessWithGranny
* OneHitKO: Gliscor's Guillotine
* OneShotCharacter: She only appeared in a single episode, barring her cameo in ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions''.
* PlayingWithFire: Hippowdon's Fire Fang.
* StealthMentor: In two ways. She not only acts in a way intended to subtly teach the other person, but also hides her status as an Elite Four member and tells Brock not to reveal it.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Gliscor
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[[folder:Ash's Pokémon (''Diamond and Pearl'' Series)]]
!All of Them (Sinnoh Region):
[[index]]
* AmbiguousGender: Staraptor, Buizel, and Gible are male, but the rest remain unconfirmed.
''Characters/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAnimePokemon''
* BadassCrew: Notable more so than normal because unlike most of Ash's previous teams, most of his Pokémon on his Sinnoh team made it to their final stage, with the exception of Buizel and Gible.
''Characters/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAnimeCast''
* PutOnABus: At the end of ''Diamond and Pearl'' they're all left at Oak's Lab while Ash heads to Unova.
%%* TrueCompanions

!!Starly-Staravia-Staraptor (Mukkuru-Mukubird-Mukuhawk)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima (Mukkuru and Mukubird), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Mukuhawk)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sarah Natochenny
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''Characters/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAnimeGymLeaders''
* BareFistedMonk: Knows Close Combat. And yes, it is weird to see a raptor punch and kick his opponent with his wings and talons.
* BlowYouAway: He knows Whirlwind, which is a wind-based status move that he used it for offensive purpose. It's actually called Gust in the Japanese version.
* CallBack: The episode where Staravia evolves into Staraptor mirrors that of his Hoenn equivalent (Taillow to Swellow).
* CornerOfWoe: After getting sidelined for Ash's first gym match, Staravia goes sulking face-first against a pillar.
%%* CastFromHitPoints: Knows Brave Bird.
* CrashIntoHello: Ash and Brock met Starly when Aipom crashed into him.
%%* {{Flight}}
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when Ash doesn't choose him to fight Roark, complete with a PokemonSpeak BigNo.
%%* NonElemental: Primary type.
%%* RazorWings: Knows Wing Attack.
* ShesAManInJapan: Is female in the Czech dub and Latin American Spanish dub.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type is Flying.
%%* WreathedInFlames: Seems to be the case when using Brave Bird.

!!Turtwig-Grotle-Torterra (Naetle-Hayashigame-Dodaitose)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' [[Creator/JimmyZoppi Billy Beach]]
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Similar to Bulbasaur in a way that he is protective of other Pokémon.
%%* ColossusClimb: Knows Rock Climb.
%%* CombatPragmatist: Knows [[ManBitesMan Bite]].
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Whenever he uses Rock Climb during a fight, the victor tends to be quickly determined after it either succeeds or fails.
* {{Determinator}}: Grotle is left heartbroken when it loses its signature speed after evolving, but through dedication, it manages to teach itself Rock Climb to compensate.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Torterra's secondary type (Ground), although he does not know any Ground moves.
%%* EnergyBall: Actually knows the move called Energy Ball.
* FragileSpeedster: As a Turtwig, he's pretty fast. Having to change fighting styles after evolving stymied it for a few episodes.
* GentleGiant: Huge upon evolving into Torterra, but remains a pretty docile, friendly Pokémon just like when he was still a Turtwig.
%%* GreenThumb
%%* HealingFactor: Knows Synthesis.
%%* {{Meido}}: Made to dress as one in an early episode (although all that could fit was an apron), and he's not exactly pleased about it.
* MightyGlacier: After evolving into Grotle, and the Torterra, he gets stronger, but the extra weight and size cost him the speed he had as a Turtwig, which may also explain why Ash lost a lot with him, since he's more used to LightningBruiser Pokémon than Mighty Glacier ones.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The biggest victim once [[SpotlightStealingSquad Infernape became Ash's signature mon]]. At the start of the season, Turtwig was Ash's designated starter, having a [[FriendlyRival Friendly Rivalry]] with Paul's Torterra, and even having its own arc of having to get used to being a MightyGlacier after evolving. Then, when Chimchar joined the team, his significance got reduced. To make matters worse, Torterra was often [[TheWorfEffect used to show how much Ash's other Pokémon]] (Infernape and Gliscor) had grown.
%%* PetalPower: Knows [[DeathOrGloryAttack Leaf Storm]].
* PintsizedPowerhouse: As a Turtwig, he was strong enough pick up and hurl a Rampardos by the tail.
* PowerUpFood: Played with. During a battle with Palmer, Grotle accidentally swallowed its Energy Ball. The result was a nearly unstoppable Rock Climb that required Rhyperior to slam its tail into the ground to moderately slow Grotle.
* RunningGag: Early on, he shows affection for Ash by biting him on the head.
* SuperSpeed: Only as a Turtwig. His loss of speed upon evolution was a bit of a HeroicBSOD for him.
* TurtlePower: A turtle based Pokémon.
* TheWorfEffect: Except against [[GoldfishPoopGang Team Rocket]], Torterra never actually won a single battle '''at all''' after evolving. Even as a Grotle, he had a fair number of losses under its belt.

!!Chimchar-Monferno-Infernape (Hikozaru-Moukazaru-Goukazaru)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara (Hikozaru), Creator/YujiUeda (Moukazaru and Gokazaru)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers
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* TheAce: Hands down Ash's strongest Sinnoh Pokémon (and more than likely one of his strongest in general), being a main battler after joining Ash's team early on in the series. In Ash's full battle with Paul at Lake Acuity he was the only Pokémon aside from Staraptor to get a win during that battle. After reaching his final evolved form he beats '''''half''''' of Paul's team in the Sinnoh League by ''himself'' while taking a crazy amount of abuse and kept getting back up. As an Infernape he only loses ''once'' in battle and that loss to was a more experienced Infernape belonging to an Elite Four Member, which is justified [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority given the way Elite Four Members]] are portrayed in the anime.
* BadassAdorable: As a Chimchar, he was an adorable monkey who was a strong battler.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Monferno and Infernape's secondary type.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's normally very sweet, but if you active Blaze...
%%* CastFromHitPoints: Knows Flare Blitz.
%%* CooldownHug: At least twice from Ash in order to stop Blaze.
%%* DanceBattler: When using a Counter Shield.
* {{Determinator}}: Particularly in the Sinnoh League. Infernape, Ash's last Pokémon, is nearly beaten by Paul's Electivire. Paul insults him while Electivire goads him into standing back up. Against all odds, Infernape manages to get back on his feet just as the referee is counting down, and activates [[HeroicSecondWind Blaze]] to win the fight.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Knows Dig.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Based off of a monkey, and one of the good guys.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Knows Flame Wheel.
* {{Expy}}: His role as an abandoned fire Pokémon taken in by Ash after deemed weak by his former trainer also bears heavily resemblance to his Kanto era Charmander. Thankfully however his evolutions lack as much of the latter's early disobedience (intentionally anyway, see TurnsRed).
%%* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* FrickinLaserBeams: [[spoiler: His Flamethrower becomes an utterly ''gigantic'' one when he uses Blaze as an Infernape.]]
* HappyDance: Would often perform one upon a victory, but would often be immediately curbed by Paul. After overcoming his fear of Zangoose, he's initially afraid to dance again, until he remembers he's with a new trainer, and among new friends.
* HeroicSecondWind: Blaze activates during the final fight with Paul at the Sinnoh League, giving him the strength to turn around the fight and win.
* HotBlooded: Despite his experiences, Chimchar still loves to battle, and he only gets more hot-blooded as he evolves.
* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: During his final battle with Paul, Infernape takes a ''ridiculous'' amount of punishment but refuses to stay down.
* NiceGuy: Even under Paul he was sweet-natured. When fighting Team Galactic, he took an attack meant for Pikachu from Saturn's Toxicroak, and when Ash felt guilty the next day for letting him get so badly hurt, Chimchar silently expressed that he didn't blame him at all.
%%* PlayingWithFire
%%* TheRival: Paul's Electabuzz/Electivire.
* {{Shoryuken}}: He usually emerges from Dig doing an uppercut motion.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Got used more and received much more focus than any other Pokémon in Ash's roster.
%%* StandardPowerupPose: His stance as Blaze activates. Really makes it look like he is an expy of Gohan.
%%* ThreePointLanding: As seen in his picture above. Infernape typically comes out of his Poke Ball in this pose.
* TurnsRed: When Blaze activates. While in this state, he gains a boost in power, but also enters into a [[UnstoppableRage mad frenzy]]. Coincidentally, his [[RedEyesTakeWarning eyes also turn red]]. Through Ash's support, and maturity as an Infernape, he eventually manages to control Blaze.
* UnstoppableRage: When Blaze activates, he often loses control.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He constantly tried to seek the approval of his ex-trainer, Paul, and would get upset if he let Ash down (even if the latter was ''far'' more understanding).
%%* WorthyOpponent: After first evolving Electabuzz was much less of a {{Jerkass}}. His expression during the first 6-on-6 says it all - having seen Chimchar earlier in battle, he's sent out against Monferno. Cue a look of shock, followed by Monferno grinning, which Electabuzz returns. And after Monferno becomes Infernape, the two simply glance at each other and share a smirk.
* WreathedInFlames: When using Flare Blitz, he cloaks himself in fire.

!!Buizel (Buoysel)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
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* BadassAdorable: He's small, he has CuteLittleFangs, and he will kick your [[GoshDangIttoHeck tail.]] His introduction episode establishes him as one by being able to take on and ''defeat'' Dawn, Zoey, and Ash's Pokémon by himself.
* BadassArmFold: Buizel typically can seen with his arms folded and completely serious.
* BloodKnight: In his first appearance, Buizel systematically defeated Dawn, Zoey and Ash's Pokémon one after another and still wanted more. He also challenged Lucian after realising that he was part of the elite four.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's pretty haughty, and it only gets worse the more battles he wins.
* BreakTheHaughty: Make no mistake, he's a great battler, but he needed to receive a CurbStompBattle from Lucian's Bronzong before he realized he still has quite a ways to improve.
* CharacterDevelopment: Though Dawn caught him and began using him in contests, it soon became clear that although he enjoyed contests, Buizel wanted to battle even more. In contrast, Ash's Aipom was more of a trickster and wanted to play around more than battle, so Ash and Dawn decided to trade Aipom and Buizel with each other. Afterwards, Buizel shows great prowess in battle.
%%* DanceBattler: When using a Counter Shield.
%%* EverythingsWetterWithOtters
* FragileSpeedster: Especially when his Swift Swim ability activates. However, Buizel is consistently shown to be physically frail, just like his game counterpart.
%%* GaleForceSound: Knows Sonic Boom.
* AnIcePerson: Knows [[ElementalPunch Ice Punch]], and also discovered how to use ice to freeze and enhance his Aqua Jet.
* {{Irony}}: He was traded to Ash for Aipom because Buizel is primarily a battler. When Wallace convinces Ash to compete in the Wallace Cup, the Pokémon he uses is Buizel. Wait...
%%* KamehameHadoken: Knows Water Pulse.
* LightningBruiser: He is capable of taking hits and dishing them out normally, but when in rainy weather, his speed doubles thanks to Swift Swim and he starts dealing out hits with alarming speed and grace.
%%* MakingASplash: He's a Water-type.
%%* OutOfFocus: Suffered this along with Torterra after Chimchar was captured by Ash.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In a way. Buizel was originally portrayed as TheBigGuy on Ash's team, but after Ash's other Pokémon evolved, Buizel lost this aspect.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's tiny, but can still knock around Pokémon many times his size.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Very arrogant about his species.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Pikachu's blue, as seen in ''A Crasher Course in Power!''.
* TheWorfEffect: Was one of Ash's main battlers playing a star role against Maylene and Crasher Wake (while having a good performance against Fantina) but after defeating Crasher Wake's Floatzel, Buizel rarely won any battles afterwards.
** Averted when he beat Paul's Gastrodon in the Sinnoh League and managed to put up a better fight against Paul's Drapion than Staraptor and Torterra before going down.
%%* WorthyOpponent: Briefly, with Brock's Croagunk, but nothing ever came out of that.

!!Gligar-Gliscor (Gliger-Glion)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Gligar), Creator/MarcThompson (Gliscor)
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* AcrophobicBird: As a Gligar. It mostly has better luck flying after evolving into Gliscor. ''Mostly.''
* BigCreepyCrawlies: It is part-bat, part scorpion.
* BulletHell: Its Stone Edge attack is portrayed as a large number of stones spiraling around it and then being launched at its opponent in a swarm.
* ButtMonkey: Mostly in "Doc Brock". In just one episode (in order): it's been ignored; the wind was against it (again); it couldn't WatchOutForThatTree; and it was left behind (on purpose, because Brock needed to hurry ahead to help Dawn's Pachirisu), only to be completely forgotten until the final seconds!
* CallBack: Gligar's debut, as part of a delinquent gang of Pokémon that terrorizes a city (think Squirtle).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Gliscor never uses Screech again, despite learning it in "A Breed Stampede!"
* CharacterTics: What sets it apart from other Gligar/Gliscor is its tendency to wink and lick its lips in an exaggerated manner. Both Gligar and Gliscor also like to stick out its tongue for no other reason.
* DarkIsNotEvil: You'd be surprised how sweet Gliscor is despite looking so creepy otherwise.
* DieOrFly: In ''Fighting Fear with Fear!'', Gligar is given the option of using a Razor Fang to evolve when it desires to become stronger, but Ash prevents Gligar from using it until they do some proper training together. The training is well underway until Team Rocket shows up and their hijinks lead to Ash falling off a cliff, and Gligar can't fly fast enough to stop Ash's descent. Ash, knowing Gligar has earned its prize, tosses the Razor Fang to it and it catches the item, immediately evolving into Gliscor and gaining enough newfound speed to save its trainer from falling to his doom.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Primary type (Ground). Also knows Sand-Attack and Stone Edge.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Knows [[RazorWings Steel Wing]].
* {{Flight}}: Unreliable as a Gligar, but gets better and eventually masters it as a Gliscor.
* TheGlomp: To the point that it once homed in on Brock when the latter was trying to evade it (and Gliscor still hits Brock).
* TheLoad: Until it evolved into Gliscor, it was without a doubt the weakest link in Ash's Sinnoh team and never won any battles. Even after evolution it tended to have an unsteady pattern in battle (defeating Byron's Bastiodon, yet falling to Candice's Snover). It finally [[TookALevelInBadass grew out of this completely]] - during the battle with Paul, it put up a good battle against Ninjask and managed to defeat his powerful Drapion, which had previously knocked out Buizel, Staraptor ''and'' Torterra with ease.
%%* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Screech.
* NotQuiteFlight: Though it's a Flying type, most of its flight is gliding rather than powered flight and it has been shown to have trouble taking off on flat ground in still air.
%%* PlayingWithFire: Knows [[ManBitesMan Fire Fang]].
* PluckyComicRelief: Despite being a competent battler, Gliscor is not meant to be taken seriously. Everything it does outside of battle is meant to be silly.
* PowerUpLetDown: Stone Edge can't seem to hit a thing. Averted by Giga Impact.
* PuppyDogEyes: Shows these when upset at losing, rejection or when Ash scolds it, especially when frightened. Often combined with CryCute.
* PutOnABus: Ash leaves Gliscor behind to train with the Air Battle Master in ''Mastering Current Events!''. [[TheBusCameBack It eventually returns]] in time for Ash's rematch with Paul at the Pokémon League.
* ScaryScorpions: Completely {{Averted}}! Gliscor is surprisingly adorable.
* SpamAttack: How it defeats Byron's Bastiodon in ''Dealing with Defensive Types!'', continuously spamming Fire Fang like there's no tomorrow.
* TookALevelInBadass: After finishing training with the Air Battle Master. It has mastered Giga Impact, and can glide perfectly, even negating Giga Impact's recharge drawback.
* WatchOutForThatTree: Since it can only glide (and not even all that well), Gliscor ends up slamming into trees, walls, people, etc.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Never cleared up whether it returned to [=McCann=], or was deposited on Professor Oak's lab like the rest of the Pokémon before it. It's finally revealed in ''The Dream Continues!'' that it was sent to stay at Professor Oak's lab as it was seen during the GroupPictureEnding.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.

!!Gible (Fukamaru)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland
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%%* BareFistedMonk: Knows [[BrickBreak Rock Smash]].
* BigEater: He ate through 2 of Team Rocket's mechas! And Barry's bicycle! And a Shadow Punch from Conway's Dusknoir!
* CharacterTics: He has a tendency to bite on people's heads.
* ChekhovsSkill: His habit of biting and not letting go was instrumental in defeating Conway's Shuckle and Dusknoir.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Secondary type (Ground).
* DumbMuscle: Gible is noticeably quite dense, but surprisingly powerful. Tobias claims that Gible could have defeated Darkrai with his Draco Meteor if only it made contact.
* EleventhHourRanger: Ash only catches him toward the end of the Sinnoh arc.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He ate two of Team Rocket's mechas, Barry's bicycle, and a Shadow Punch attack. The only thing he couldn't stomach were Shuckle's sludge bombs.
%%* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* GeniusDitz: Looks and acts dull witted much of the time, but was apparently smart enough to use its Draco Meteor to find Piplup a few times.
%%* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Primary type.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He's a land shark and is part Ground-type.
* OverlyLongGag: "''Gotta get a Gible''": his encounter with a Team Rocket mecha involves a drawn-out BeatPanel of an ellipsis five dots long + {{sweatdrop}} (approximately a second each dot). TWICE IN A ROW!
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He only comes up to below Ash's knees, but he is capable of taking on opponents 10 times his size.
* PluckyComicRelief: It ate through Team Rocket's mechs, always scarfed Brock's food, and was very roly-poly.
* RunningGag:
** Draco Meteor has a tendency to hit Piplup and ONLY Piplup prior to mastering it. He exploits this a few times when the trainers are looking for Piplup.
** His tendency to bite onto anything that grabs his interest, and ''never'' let go.
** Also invoked; in separate occasions, when a Ditto was impersonating Piplup, and when he was separated from the gang, Gible launches Draco Meteor (without even a command from Ash) just to find him!
%%* SignatureMove: Once he masters it, Draco Meteor.
* TheStoic: But he's not emotionally reserved. He's just...vacant.
* TookALevelInBadass: Upon mastering Draco Meteor, he became one of Ash's most powerful Pokémon. Even Tobias pointed out that his OlympusMons Darkrai would've been defeated by it if its attack connected.
* TunnelKing: Above ground, he's a little quicker on his feet than he looks. But underground is where he's truly in his element.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dawn (Hikari)]]
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Bauer\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gaby Ugarte (seasons 10,11, and 13), Leyla Rangel (season 12 and 15)

May's replacement; yet another newbie trainer who aspires to be a Pokémon Coordinator. Seems to be an attempt by the writers to "do it right second time round". Tropes involving her and her Pokémon include:

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* ActionGirl:
** Out of all of Ash's traveling companions, she's the most likely to take immediate action against Team Rocket or other antagonists when they show up, frequently having Piplup dealing the finishing blow alongside Pikachu.
** In one episode, she once rescued all her Pokémon ''all by herself''.
* AgeInappropriateDress:
** [[AvertedTrope But]] her mother forbade her from bringing it on her journey. Then again, her normal outfit...
** Lampshaded in episode 171 by Princess Salvia, who comments on the length of Dawn's skirt.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Similar to May and later Serena, Dawn is good natured, but not a doormat and isn't afraid to sic her strongest Pokémon on you if you piss her off, which Team Rocket know from experience. When Meowth pulled a HeelFaceMole on the heroes, Dawn, who had been sympathetic enough to offer getting him media ties, angrily vowed to beat him to tears for selling them out ([[TooKinkyToTorture he didn't surprisingly]], but still).
* BreakTheCutie: Disturbingly often. Gets this when losing contests and became a StepfordSmiler afterwards.
* BrickJoke: The second [=DP=] episode continued the RunningGag of Pikachu frying a bike, but it took 36 episodes for Ash to know about it.
* TheBusCameBack: She returned for the ''Best Wishes'' series.
* ButtMonkey: Out of all the (main) characters she is the most mistreated. Every character has made fun of her and dissed her. Ash and Brock laugh at her, as well as her own Piplup. People regard her as a bad coordinator.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "Daijobu!", or "No need to worry!" in the dub. How ironic.
** And like May, has a phrase to use when calling Pokémon out for a Contest -- "Charm Up!"/"Spotlight!"
** BorrowedCatchphrase: She also copied Iris' "such a kid" remarks at Ash (a little anyways), and once shouted, "Buneary, I choose you!" when sending it out to battle Pachirisu.
%%* TheChosenOne: Of Mesprit.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has both hair and eyes dark-blue.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Rather famous for have a skirt that is like 1 inch long.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of "Diamond and Pearl", to Ash's protagonist.
* DisappearedDad: Unlike Ash, no mention is ever made of her father.
* DubInducedPlotHole: Against all odds, averted when it came to explaining "Dee-Dee".
* DudeMagnet: Kenny, Kendall, and Conway have all shown signs of being attracted to her.
* FailedASpotCheck: If she would look around at the audience during contests more often, she would notice some [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/027 VERY familar faces]]. (James, Meowth and Wobbuffet)
* FailureHero: [[BreakTheCutie Poor girl lost]] ''[[BreakTheCutie two]]'' [[BreakTheCutie Contests in the Appeal Stage in a row!]]
* FanGirl: To Professor Oak's (and Gary's) poetry, and Wallace (Contest master).
* {{Fanservice}}: Similar to May, but fans are now focused on what's under that ''hip-length skirt'' of hers. [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn Remember]], Dawn is also ten years old.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Dawn was good at baking Poffins.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine.
* GenerationXerox: She gets her passion from Pokémon Contests from her mother, who is a retired Top Coordinator.
* GoGetterGirl: Right from the start, she knew she wanted to be a Pokémon Coordinator, and never lost sight of her goal since.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Became this in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Best Wishes Season 2]]'', joining the group temporarily prior to and during the Junior Cup.
* HairDecorations: She wears three yellow barrettes (star-shaped ones in one of her Contests). When using her Buneary, she wears hair bands modeled after its fur.
* HarmlessElectrocution: A running gag by itself, Dawn needs to use Piplup's Bubble Beam to [[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/Anime/Pokemon/Dawnshair.jpg condition her hair back to normal after she gets zapped]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "By Your Side". Used primarily in the Japanese edit, though some instrumental versions still accompany her in parts of the English dub (thus making it one of very few Japanese image songs to at least partway survive the transition).
%%* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The light to Ursula's dark.
* MagicSkirt: She has a short skirt, but she remains covered throughout the series, except for one occasion - "Steamboat Willies!" .
%%* TheMcCoy
* MementoMacGuffin: At the beginning of her Pokémon journey, her mother gave to her the first Contest ribbon she won as a good luck charm. After her run in the Grand Festival, she gives it back.
* NaiveEverygirl: It took her an entire episode to find Professor Rowan, despite it normally not being that difficult.
* NiceGirl: Easily one the most straightforwardly kind of all the leading females (to this point before Serena), and very empathetic (she never held Pikachu ''or'' Ash responsible for her bike's destruction given the circumstances, for instance, knowing that she attacked Pikachu first and Ash wasn't even there, thanks to team rocket). Must be the main reason Mesprit chose her.
* NiceHat: It covers her hair because it gets frizzy when exposed to shock.
* NoodleIncident: The origins of her nickname Pikari/Dee-Dee. In a subversion, it's later revealed she got shocked by a Plusle and Minun in kindergarten, making her hair all sparkly. [[note]]"Pikapika" is the [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud spoken sound effect for "sparkle"]][[/note]]. In the dub, it's short for "Diamond Dandruff", which is indeed pretty embarrassing.
* OjouRinglets: Not an {{Ojou}}, but she used this hairstyle in an couple of contests as shown [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Dawn_DP027_contest.png here]] and [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/diamond_pearl/ep177.html here]].
%%* OperaGloves: With her Grand Festival outfit.
* PhraseCatcher:
** The reply to her own {{Catchphrase}} is usually "That's when [we] worry the most."
** A few times she gets her catchphrase, "No need to worry!", back at her.
* PimpedOutDress: She wears a lot of them. Makes sense, considering part of her job as a Coordinator is to look stylish alongside her Pokémon and she also has a sense of fashion.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her usual Contest dress is pink. Idem her cheerleader outfit. Her regular outfit features a pink skirt and she wears a pink coat when traveling in colder climes.
* PomPomGirl: She sometime act like a cheerleader and donned a pink cheerleading outfit (her Pokèmon also) to support Ash in his Gym battles with Roark, Maylene and Volkner.
%%* PluckyGirl
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Wears a scarf, and battles often.
* ShipperOnDeck: While normally embarrassed about Brock's antics like everyone else, when it was suggested to him that he [[spoiler:become a Pokémon Doctor]], she's the one to point out that it will help him get closer to all Nurse Joys.
* StaticCharacter: While she matures a good deal, the basic person she is never changes and has never even changed from childhood, right down to her CatchPhrase. She's also the only female companion so far to not have undergone a change in outfit or party lineup aside from an evolution.
* StepfordSmiler: Tries to put on a good face after her first losing streak. Doesn't work in the end.
* SupremeChef: A few hands-on lessons are enough to get her cooking Poffins like a pro.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To May, as they're both 10 year old Coordinators and {{Nice Girl}}s when compared to the other lead female characters.
* SkywardScream: Does this in "Dawn's Early Night" after losing the Hearthome contest.
-->'''Dawn:''' ''[as she runs to the balcony]'' AAAAAAAAAAH!
* ATasteOfDefeat: Tying in with her ButtMonkey role, Dawn is the first of few "twerps" to suffer [[TeamRocketWins an unnegated defeat from Team Rocket]] in an episode. ''Twice'' for that matter:
** In "Team Shocker" Jessie (as Jessilina) wins her first ribbon in the Solaceon contest, one Dawn doesn't even pass the Appeals Round for. [[HeroicBSOD She does not take it well.]]
** James (disguised as Jessilina) directly defeats her in the battle round of the Lilypad contest in "Dressed For Jess Success". While Dawn was a GracefulLoser this time round, it didn't remotely taint James and Meowth's victory over her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** Girly Girl to Zoey's Tomboy.
** She also acts as the Girly Girl to her predecessor May's Tomboy.
** And now she's the Girly Girl to Iris' Tomboy in ''Best Wishes''. Dawn really is the eternal Girly Girl of this anime, huh?
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's terrified of Plusle and Minun.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Her fantasy in the LotusEaterMachine episode shows us that she even wants to surpass her mother.
* WorthyOpponent: When Dawn finally eliminated her in the Grand Festival, Jessie admitted (albeit infuriated) that she was this. Jessie herself managed to achieve her most even handed rivalry against Dawn, equalling and even besting her at times. Since Dawn never saw through her "Jesselina" alias, she was rather respectful towards her.

!Dawn's Pokémon
%%* BadassAdorable: The majority of her team.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Any time a combination of Mamoswine/Cyndaquil, Mamoswine/Pachirisu, or Togekiss/Piplup is used in a Contest.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All but Mamoswine.

!!Piplup (Pochama)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/EtsukoKozakura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Michele Knotz

Piplup is Dawn's first Pokémon. She befriended him after saving him from a wild Ariados' attack, when Piplup and Chimchar had fled from Professor Rowan's lab.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Has a woman like voice and some feminine mannerisms despite being male. The incident in [=DP149=] where he and Pikachu ended up in Attract mode [[HoYay only added fuel to the fire]].
%%* BalloonBelly: "If The Scarf Fits, Wear It!"
* BerserkButton: His EstablishingCharacterMoment was throwing a fit when Professor Rowan's Chimchar stole the last bite of his food.
* BigEater: Gets a GrowlingGut often, and enjoys food.
%%* TheBigGuy: Of the ''main'' "Diamond and Pearl" FiveManBand.
* BreakoutCharacter: Originally just a starter Pokémon for the regional main girl Dawn, Piplup became very popular with viewers during the DP saga, especially in Japan. Noticeably, he began appearing outside of his Poké Ball more and more often until he eventually stopped being seen inside it altogether (save for rare occasions). He also got promoted to being a co-star with Ash's Pikachu in the merchandising, a feat that only Misty's Togepi had accomplished prior.
* BubbleGun: Bubble Beam, which fires several bubbles in quick succession, was the very first attack he was seen using, and it's still his SignatureMove to date.
* ButtMonkey: To clarify it has been:
** Attacked by Elekid and Electabuzz [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/066 on two]] [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/137 different occasions]].
** Zapped by Pikachu ([[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ash%27s_Pikachu yes That Pikachu]]) [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/149 after bumping into it]].
** Knocked into a crater by Ash and Gible (using Draco Meteor) on purpose and [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/626ps11.shtml having to fend off against a Magnezone and a Metagross]].
** Not to mention [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP156 all]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP157 those]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP164 other]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/DP172 times]] it got hit by Draco Meteor ([[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/174 except for that one time that Kenny got hit by it]]).
* CampStraight: Very campy, but showed attraction to Meloetta. Though Meloetta is gender less, so...
* TheChewToy: It is always nailed by Ash's Gible's Draco Meteor while the latter was trying to master that move.
* ColorFailure: Twice. Once in ''Battling a Cute Drama!'' when Marilyn said he wasn't cute, and once in ''Piplup, Up, And Away!'' when he overheard Dawn telling Gible it wasn't at fault for dropping Draco Meteors on him.
** Make that three. When Dawn had her reappearance in Unova, in "Piplup, Pasage, and a Meeting of the Times!", he shares one with Dawn in reaction to Cilan's "Evaluation Time" during a training battle with Pansage.
%%* {{Determinator}}
* DramaQueen: If something annoys him, he'll let you know. Loudly.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: He'a based off of a penguin, and a hero.
* {{Expy}}: There are lots of similarities between Piplup and Pikachu. Both befriended their trainers after serious peril, and resist evolution to their next forms. Piplup also prefers to travel outside his Poké Ball, though he will come out of one for Performances to accrue Charm Points.
* FireForgedFriends: At the end of the Junior Cup arc in [=BW2=], he seems to have formed a close bond with Oshawott (who was his rival for Meloetta's affection).
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Did this to Dawn when she was on the edge of having a nervous breakdown before one Contest. Instead of slapping her, he blasted her with Bubble Beam.
%%* GreenEyedMonster: For Dawn, regarding [[TheLancer Cyndaquil]].
* GrowlingGut: In his debut. This is what made him to accept food from Dawn.
* HeroicBSOD: He had this when he was trying to evolve but didn't want to.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Pikachu during the DP series.
%%* AnIcePerson: Knows Ice Beam.
* InterspeciesRomance: "Piplup, Up, and Away" makes it pretty clear he has a huge crush on Dawn. The music is what puts it over the top.
* MakingASplash: He's a Water-Type and knows common water moves such as Bubblebeam, Whirlpool and Hydro Pump.
%%* NoSenseOfDirection
* JerkassBall: He could be seen as downright selfish in some of the episodes. In "Different Strokes for Different Blokes", he ate Aipom's orange causing them to argue. He also collided with Turtwig in "The Champ Twins!" and they started arguing again. He also didn't accept Turtwig's apology when Turtwig is trying to make up with him. In "Gone with the Wildworks", he's shown to be selfish towards Cyndaquil for Dawn's attention. He even slapped Cyndaquil out of the way and ate the poffin which causes them to start a fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is rather selfish but does love Dawn.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Occasionally bickers with Dawn, even though it's clear they care about each other at the same level that Ash and Pikachu do.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: This is apparently due less to its infamous "forced mascot" status and more because the producer considers Empoleon ugly. In series, it's because he's afraid of changing personalities when he evolves, and in the dub because he wants to protect Dawn as he is.
* NotQuiteFlight: He's shown occasionally to be capable of flying a very short distance from the momentum of using [=BubbleBeam=] or being sent out from his Poké Ball.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: From Bide, to Whirlpool, to even Hydro Pump, all while not even approaching Dawn's knees in height.
* PluckyComicRelief: Goofy and funny, and [[ButtMonkey hapless to match.]]
* RealMenWearPink: On several occasions he has sported a ''pink female'' cheerleading outfit. Later on they opted for more masculine clothing though.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Cyndaquil's blue. He is more hot-headed and assertive compared to the more quiet and calm Cyndaquil, an ironic inverse given their color schemes.
* SignatureMove: Bubble Beam is used the most out of every move he knows, and he never forgot how to use it.
* TookALevelInBadass: Upon learning Hydro Pump, one of the most powerful water attacks known.
%%* UseYourHead: Knows Headbutt.
* WaveMotionGun: When he uses Hydro Pump, he blasts a massive cannon of water at his opponent that is at least 10x bigger than he is.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Knows Peck and Drill Peck.
* WouldHitAGirl: Repeatedly attacks his master when angered as a RunningGag.

!!Buneary (Mimirol)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomokoKawakami (first voice), Creator/SatsukiYukino (current)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sarah Natochenny

From the beginning of ''Diamond and Pearl'', Dawn wanted a Buneary. This Buneary was [[ThirdTimesTheCharm her third attempt to capture one]]. Of course, it helps that this particular Buneary had developed an intense crush on Ash's Pikachu.

* ActionGirl: Especially noteable in "Hold the Phione" - after the titular Pokémon challenges Pikachu for her, she's offended because (A) Pikachu's in a tight spot, and (B) she's being treated like some sort of prize. She demands Phione battle ''her'' instead. And ''wins''.
* {{Adorkable}}: Sometimes shows shades of this when around Pikachu by blushing and hiding her face in her fur.
* BadassAdorable: She's a little bunny that's capable of both giving you a run for your money in battle and making you go "aww" at the same time.
* BunniesForCuteness: Is based off of a rabbit, and is ''adorable.''
* CrushBlush: She cannot resist Pikachu.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: First she jumps to save Pikachu from an incoming motorcycle, then when he tries to thank her she hides her face and bounds away, in the process [[WatchOutForThatTree crashing into a tree]]. This sets her up as a graceful ActionGirl who nonetheless crushes ''hard'' on Pikachu.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Part of her Grand Festival appeal and also in one of the battle rounds in the Wallace Cup.
* TheFashionista: Not an extreme example, but she's occasionally seen sporting a vest that Dawn made for her, and the Sinnoh arc ends with her becoming a model.
* AnIcePerson: Knows Ice Beam, which is also her signature move for Contests.
* NonElemental: She's the Normal-type of the team.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's tiny, but she froze Ash, Dawn, and Brock in her debut episode, and she frequently holds her own against larger opponents.
%%* SignatureMove: Ice Beam.
%%* UnrequitedLove: Has a massive crush on Ash's Pikachu that works out to this.
* WingdingEyes: Gets hearts in her eyes when she looks at Pikachu.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Knows [[InASingleBound Bounce]].

!!Pachirisu
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura

* BerserkButton: Pachirisu does ''not'' like its Poffins being [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/084 stolen]] or [[http://www.filb.de/anime/dp/114 smashed]]. Do any of those, and it'll make sure you pay for dearly for it.
* DeathGlare: Gave one to Ursula's Gabite after its Poffin was stepped on - an ''impressive one'' for normally happy-go-lucky Pachirisu.
%%* FragileSpeedster
%%* GenkiGirl
* KidAppealCharacter: The second youngest of Dawn's Pokémon, and the one who acts like a kid the most.
%%* ManBitesMan: Knows Super Fang.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Despite a major type disadvantage, it crushed Ursula's Gabite in the Chocovine Contest with is newly learned Super Fang.
%%* ShockAndAwe
* StaticElectricity: Sometimes buzzes Dawn with this, and makes her hair pop out.
* SuperSpeed: Like most Electric-types, but in its debut episode it outran six of the gang's Pokémon at once (including ''Pikachu'') in a very silly game of high-speed chase.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dawn's Poffins. The first time it was denied them, it shocked everyone until Pikachu snapped it out of it. Then there's the BerserkButton...
* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Emits the blue variety when using Discharge.

!!Buizel (Buoysel)
Traded to Ash for Aipom. For more info, see Ash's Pokémon (''Diamond and Pearl'' Series).

!!Aipom-Ambipom (Eipam-Eteboth)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito (Eipam), Chie Sato (Eteboth)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Miyako Ito (Aipom), Emily Jenness (Ambipom)

* ActionGirl:
** While she preferred Contests, she was used several times in battle when she was under the ownership of Ash and didn't seem to mind.
** She beat Gardenia's strongest Pokémon, Roserade, so it's safe to say that although she prefers Contests, her battling skills are something to be proud of.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Knows Focus Punch.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: After being traded over to Dawn, her crush on Ash was all but completely forgotten. The last time she even acknowledged Ash as her former trainer was when she was getting ready to be PutOnABus, and even then it wasn't much.
* ClingyMacGuffin: Gets a crown that was was too small for Aipom, thus it being stuck to her head for most of the episode.
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* EleventhHourRanger: She was caught by Ash ten episodes before the end of the Advanced Generation series.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: It basically goes without saying, since she is a monkey-based Pokémon.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Ever since Ash captured her at such a late time (during the Battle Frontier saga) and the fact that Aipom followed Ash and Pikachu to Sinnoh, it was rather obvious that the writers were planning to evolve her.
* GenkiGirl: Of course; most of her species tend to be this.
* LittleStowaway: Decided to sneak to Sinnoh with Ash instead of stay with Professor Oak like the rest of his Hoenn (and before) Pokémon. Ash decides to keep her in his Sinnoh crew until her trade to Dawn.
* NiceHat: Has a fondness for them, famously Ash's hat, or, in one episode, a ''crown''.
%%* NonElemental
%%* PintsizedPowerhouse: As Aipom.
* PutOnABus: Similar to Ash's Primeape and ironically they are both ape-like Pokémon. She was last seen going away from the gang on a bus.
* RunningOnAllFours: Sometimes, such as when chasing Pachirisu in "Twice Smitten, Once Shy!"
%%* SpamAttack: Knows Fury Swipes.

!!Swinub-Piloswine-Mamoswine (Urimoo-Inomoo-Mammoo)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' InukoInuyama (Urimoo and Inomoo), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Mammoo)\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Swinub), Tim Werenko (Piloswine), Creator/MarcThompson (Mamoswine)

* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his huge size, he can make an impressive jump, shown off in ''Playing the Performance Encore.'' Lampshaded by Ursula: "Huh? With that huge body?!"
%%* BalloonBelly: In [=DP084=].
%%* TheBerserker: This once cost Dawn a contest.
* BigEater: To the point where all the other Pokémon might actually be in danger of starving to death. It's a species trait, actually.
* BlindingBangs: Piloswine has bangs that cover his eyes.
%%* BrilliantButLazy: Acts this way towards Dawn for a while.
* CuttingTheKnot: Mamoswine has almost never won a Contest by retaining the lead when the buzzer sounds. It tends to simply KO the competition. As Dawn has noted, this can be seen as missing the point of Contests.
%%* DeathGlare: Mamoswine has an impressive one.
%%* DefrostingIceKing: Mamoswine in the early stages
%%* DishingOutDirt: Secondary type (Ground).
* ElementalArmor: In dual Contests, the strategy of choice often involves encasing the smaller partner in ice.
* {{Expy}}: In many ways similar to Ash's Charizard. Three stage evolution caught in first stage, in which it has a sweet overall disposition and ''likes'' its new trainer? Check. Personality change upon evolving into second stage? Check. A surprisingly quick transition to its third stage? Check. TookALevelInBadass after evolving, becoming a large powerhouse who lazes around? Check. Has a lifechanging experience with the trainer, involving a defeat against another Pokémon that it both has an advantage and disadvantage to, and restores its loyalty, and beats said mon with trainers help, followed by gradual further CharacterDevelopment? Check, check and ''check''.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Swinub had these perpetually, and they never do open. It's a species trait.
* FullBoarAction: As a Piloswine and later Mamoswine, he is partly based on pigs, hence the name Pilo'''swine''' and Mamo'''swine'''.
* HairTriggerTemper: From his Piloswine form on he becomes frighteningly easy to set off, though he mellows out over time.
* HeroismIncentive: Prior to becoming obedient to Dawn, this is the only way for the latter to motivate him to do anything.
%%* AnIcePerson: Primary type.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gradually grows into this role, having shown a soft side as well as an (eventual) fascination to Contests. [[LampshadeHanging Noted in-series, once the other characters observe it]].
* MessyPig: All three of his forms were messy eaters.
* ObliviouslyEvil: He doesn't even realize that the other Pokémon initially have contempt for him because of his enormous appetite.
* PinkIsForSissies: He initially seemed... embarrassed at the fact that he was fascinated by Contests and tried to hide it even when Ash pointed it out. He finally got over it in "Promoting Healthy Tangrowth".
* SpikesOfDoom: He can create gigantic ice spikes on his back by swallowing his own Ice Shard.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dawn's Poffins, it seems. All her Pokémon enjoy them, but Mamoswine ''really'' [[BigEater can't get enough of them]].

!!Cyndaquil-Quilava (Hinoarashi-Magmarashi)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Cyndaquil), Bill Rogers (Quilava)

%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Knows Flame Wheel.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Hatched from an egg late in the ''DP'' season.
* {{Keet}}: He did become pretty excitable when he first saw Dawn practicing for a Contest, and visibly slumped when she said she wouldn't be using him just yet.
%%* PlayingWithFire: a fire type {{Mon}}
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Piplup's red...or is it the other way around?
%%* TheRival: Piplup sees him as this for Dawn's affections.
%%* SmokeOut: Knows Smokescreen.

!!Togekiss
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KikukoInoue

%%* BareFistedMonk: Knows Aura Sphere.
%%* BarrierWarrior: Knows Safeguard.
%%* BlowYouAway: Knows Air Slash.
* EleventhHourRanger: Not only the first time Dawn had six Pokémon at once, but she obtained her ''after'' winning her fifth ribbon, and just two episodes before the Grand Festival. Bear in mind that Princess Salvia had been training her to be a Contest Pokémon for quite a while, so it's a JustifiedTrope.
* {{Flight}}: Due to being a flying type, she can fly.
* ItWasAGift: She was given to Dawn by Princess Salvia.
%%* NonElemental: Primary type (this was before the species was {{Retcon}}ned to fairy).
* TeamMom: In the episode after she was obtained, Togekiss is seen caring for the ButtMonkey penguin, to the point of scolding Ash's Gible for [[RunningGag targeting Piplup with Draco Meteor]].
%%* YamatoNadeshiko: Just listen to [[Creator/KikukoInoue that voice]].
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Flying Type
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Paul (Shinji)]]
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Julian Rebolledo\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gerardo García (seasons 10, 11 and 13), Gabriel Ortiz, Eduardo Ramírez and Ricardo Bautista (season 12)

Ash's main rival in the Sinnoh region. Paul only cares about one thing: Becoming the best through sheer technical discipline. He only goes after Pokémon who have the best moves and abandons those who fail him, which is how Ash acquired Chimchar. In short, he doesn't care how his Pokémon feel, but only how they perform. Ash doesn't take too kindly to this.

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* AbusiveParents: Or rather, an abusive trainer. He was this to Chimchar, always verbally abusing him, and pushing him way past his limits to get his [[UnstoppableRage Blaze]] ability to activate.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Paul is this to Ash, becoming a formidable wall he must overcome.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He makes no effort to hide how much superior he thinks he is to everyone else. He may mostly be an overconfident {{Jerkass}}, but there's no denying that he's a good battler.
* AwesomeByAnalysis:
** Paul was able to [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] Ash in a full battle by building his team specifically to counter Ash's Sinnoh Pokémon.
** During the Sinnoh League, [[spoiler:he has his Pokémon use the Counter-Shield technique that Ash developed]].
%%* BadBoss: Towards Chimchar. The rest of his Pokémon like him, though we only find out at the very end of the series.
* BadassBoast: "The challenge you always present to trainers to find their own strength was something my brother wasn't able to do. But I'm not like my brother! My will gives me strength! And now, you'll see it firsthand!"
%%* BareFistedMonk: His Hariyama
%%* BarrierWarrior: His Electivire's Protect. It has saved Electivire from certain defeat several times.
%%* BearsAreBadNews: His Ursaring.
%%* BigCreepyCrawlies: His Ninjask
* BreakTheHaughty: His defeat against Brandon. It triggers his first step towards rethinking his ways.
* BringIt: In the battle between Ash and Paul in the Sinnoh League Tournament. Electivire uses this to get Infernape to stand up, Paul even calls Infernape pathetic. In the Japanese version, he just tells Infernape to stop disappointing him again and again.
* BrokenPedestal: He lost faith in his older brother's skills after seeing him lose to Brandon and subsequently give up on Pokémon training.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Original:''' "[Pokémon], battle standby."\\
'''English Dub:''' "[Pokémon], stand by for battle."
* CharacterDevelopment: Paul starts off as arrogant, alienating, and cruel to the core. By the time he finally loses to Ash at the Pokémon League, he is significantly kinder. He briefly admits that Barry put up a good battle after defeating him, and thanks his Electivire for trying his best after losing to Infernape. He's still distant and stoic, but he's come a long way.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He was more visibly sinister and prone to [[PsychoticSmirk psychotic smirks]] in his first appearance, but from his second and onward he was more [[TheStoic stoic]] in his jerkassery.
* ChekhovMIA: Remember that Ninjask Paul caught prior to obtaining Chimchar? He uses it in his Sinnoh League battle against Ash.
%%* CreepyCrows: Honchkrow.
* CurbStompBattle:
** He got on the ''receiving'' side of it when he challenged Cynthia, whose Garchomp single-handedly defeated four of his Pokémon without breaking a sweat.
** He lost again against Frontier Brain Brandon without defeating a single one of his Pokémon, which led to his breakdown.
%%* DarkIsEvil: Trains a Weavile, Honchkrow, and Drapion.
* DeathGlare: His default expression. He gives this to a lot of people he is annoyed with.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:After a long, grueling battle during the Lily of the Valley Conference, Ash finally brings him down...and then Tobias comes in.]]
%%* DishingOutDirt: Magmortar's Rock Tomb.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Acts like a huge {{Jerkass}} to ''everyone'' just because [[spoiler:his older brother failed to live up to the expectations Paul had of him.]]
* EnemyMine: He's paired up with Ash in the Tag Battle tournament.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Weavile's [[WolverineClaws Metal Claw]].
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Silver from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver GSC/HGSS.]]''
* {{Foil}}: To Ash. Both are seasoned trainers who aim ToBeAMaster, but their philosophies are completely different. Whereas Ash succeeds through teamwork and love, Paul thrives on cold calculations and sheer power. Ash first wins his Pokémon's hearts, then improves their skills. Paul does not bother with bonding and gets straight to intense training.
* FreudianExcuse: Paul resents his brother Reggie for giving up his dreams after a single loss and vows to never be like him. He patches things up with his brother eventually.
%%* FrickinLaserBeams: Torterra and Ursaring's Hyper Beam.
* GracefulLoser: Much to the shock of fans, he takes his loss against Ash in the League rather well.
%%* GreenThumb: Torterra
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Beaten by his own former Pokémon, Chimchar, that he had mistreated. It personally took out half of his team.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Despite his early disdain for Ash, he actually stuck around to watch his gym battle with Roark.
%%* AnIcePerson: His Froslass (in addiction to her knowing Ice Shard and Blizzard), Gastrodon's Ice Beam.
* IgnoredEpiphany: After being on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle against Cynthia, she told that he must care more by his Pokémon, but he refuses to take it to heart. He doesn't change.
* IneffectualLoner: He does not like socializing with others, instead focusing all of his energy on getting stronger. Even so, he has yet to become a Pokémon Master or defeat Brandon.
* {{Irony}}: A fountain of it. Tried to activate a DesperationAttack, faces both Barry and Ash using one. His backstory involves his brother losing to Brandon and his Regi's, with himself losing in time as well. Chimchar's evolution Infernape can counter all three.
* JackOfAllStats: In keeping with his skill as a Trainer, he uses a well-balanced team of many different types.
* {{Jerkass}}: Paul has very few redeeming qualities as a person. He doesn't take loss or "weakness" with any sort of tact, frequently insults everyone, and badly mistreats his own Pokémon. Even after CharacterDevelopment, he becomes only slightly less of a jerk.
* KnightOfCerebus: Prior to Paul, many of the jerk trainers Ash had defeated in the past were swiftly beaten down. Paul is the first he's crossed who is highly competent. Also, despite his high standards and brutal training, one cannot deny that it's achieved results. Both his Ursaring and his Drapion flattened half of Ash's team in different battles.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Surrenders to Cynthia upon realizing that he just isn't capable of beating her.
* LackOfEmpathy: When he releases Pokémon, they look visibly upset and sad. Paul doesn't bat an eye.
* LonersAreFreaks: He prefers to travel alone without human companions.
%%* MakingASplash: Azumarill before he gave it away for getting defeated in his battle with Roark.
%%* ManBitesMan: Drapion's Poison Fang.
%%* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* NotSoStoic: During his battle with Brandon. Also shows annoyance whenever he sees Ash.
%%* OneHitKill: Gliscor's Guillotine.
* ThePerfectionist: He has incredibly high standards for his Pokémon, to the point where he'll abandon those who don't live up to his expectations.
* PerpetualFrowner: He's almost always scowling.
* PetTheDog:
** He (attempts to) help protect Ash and co. from the falling debris of Team Rocket's mecha in his last appearance before the Sinnoh League.
** After he defeats [[spoiler:Barry in the Sinnoh League]], he commends him for the effort he put up instead of putting him down. This is a massive change from how he treated others who lost to him.
** He actually thanks and commends his [[spoiler:Electivire]] for a well-fought battle instead of scolding it after its loss to [[spoiler:Infernape]].
%%* PlayingWithFire: His Magmortar and Chimchar before he abandoned it.
%%* PoisonIsEvil: His team includes a Drapion, a Nidoking, and a Magmortar with Smog.
%%* PsychoElectro: His Electivire is just as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he is.
* PsychoticSmirk: Early on, he smirks when he knows he has the upper hand. The first sign Paul is not a goody two-shoes like Ash.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Ash's red of the "Diamond and Pearl" series.
* ShadowArchetype: TheStoic, SocialDarwinist to contrast Ash's [[{{Keet}} expressive]], AllLovingHero.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Electivire, Nidoking's Thunderbolt.
* SiblingYinYang: His older brother Reggie is kind and cheerful, and treats his Pokémon very well.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Only the best can be a part of his team. The rest get released.
* TheStoic: He rarely shows emotion bar occasional bouts of frustration.
%%* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The Technician to Ash's Performer.
* TookALevelInKindness: Incredibly slowly, but it seems like he finally starts to understand his errors by the end.
* ToughLove: For all his faults, Paul is not incapable of treating his Pokémon decently - they are seen relaxing in [=DP100=], and Paul arranged for Torterra to be groomed. While he would probably bite off his tongue before he admitted to being affectionate, the small number of Pokémon he ''does'' keep in his team seem well-treated overall (Chimchar is ''noted'' to be an exceptional case), and their reaction to hearing about his loss in the Sinnoh League indicates that they are, in fact, loyal to him. Torterra appears to be the most loyal to him as well as receiving the most respect from Paul (most likely due to being his starter) because in one episode Torterra went to help Ash's Grotle out of empathy but when Paul discovered what happened, Torterra received no punishment suggesting that Torterra acts as an HonestAdvisor to Paul because he (alongside Paul) witnessed Reggies defeat at the Battle Pyramid which in turn caused both of them to form Paul's ideology so that he doesn't follow in Reggies footsteps.
* TrainingFromHell: Expects nothing but the best from his Pokémon. Any lower and they are released back into the wild. Chimchar got the worst of it, due to Paul's desire to harness the immense power of its Blaze ability.
%%* TsurimeEyes: Their shape is similar to Tobias', oddly enough.
%%* TurtlePower: Torterra
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: After beating Gym Leader Maylene and getting the Cobble Badge, he proceeds to insult her:
-->''"You're the weakest. The weakest Leader I ever fought, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and this lightweight Badge is just like you]]."''
%%* UnstoppableRage: The reason Chimchar was in his team for as long as it did. Partially subverted as it didn't come out until his next appearance after he released it.
%%** Ursaring whenever his "Guts" ability kicks in, complete with [[RedEyesTakeWarning burning crimson eyes]] and [[BattleAura a visible aura]].
* VocalDissonance: To a degree. His voice makes him sound ''way'' older than a 10-year-old.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Starly
%%* WorthyOpponent:
%%** Not so much Paul (usually), but his Electivire developed into this to Pikachu and later Monferno/Infernape.
%%** Paul bows his head to Roark, his assistant, Cynthia, Nurse Joy, and Brandon. He seems to respect his elders in general, or is at least cordial to them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Releases Pokémon which he perceives as being weak or useless without a second thought, which is how Ash came across Chimchar. Paul only kept Chimchar around hoping to utilize its ability Blaze. When Chimchar was unable to summon it exactly when Paul wanted it, Paul released Chimchar.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Cast]]
!!Professor Rowan (Dr. Nanakamado)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IemasaKayumi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sean Reyes\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Salvador Reyes (season 10), Humberto Sorlózano (season 11), José María Negri (season 12)

The Pokémon professor living in the Sinnoh region. After Dawn unknowingly bumped into him while trying to find his lab, he helped her start her journey as a trainer by giving her the choice of Piplup, Chimchar, or Turtwig as a starter Pokémon. Rowan exhibits the following tropes:

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%%* BadassMoustache: He has one that covers his entire lower face.
* TheComicallySerious: He's almost too serious even when he's trying to be genuine.
* CoolOldGuy: He's one of the oldest professors, but is still cool with Sinnoh's youth.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very frequently. For instance, see his first appearance, in [=DP001=]:
--> '''Dawn:''' ''[after bumping into him]'' I'm - I'm so sorry!\\
'''Rowan:''' ''[turning to face her]'' Hello. You're looking lost.\\
'''Dawn:''' Huh? Are you talking to me, sir?\\
'''Rowan:''' Right. There's no one else here and you're looking very lost.
* ADayInTheLimelight: The Summer School arc gave him some much-deserved extra screentime.
%%* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage: In the Summer School arc.
* TheMentor: Took Gary under his wing after he decided to become a Pokémon Professor.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
%%* TheStraightMan: To his old friend Professor Oak.

!!Johanna (Ayako)
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[[quoteright:313:Johanna as a Pokémon coordinator champion.]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MakotoTsumura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sarah Natochenny\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Elena Ramírez (season 10), Belinda Martínez (season 13)

Dawn's mom. It's quickly revealed that she was a world famous Pokémon coordinator contest champion when she was a trainer, and she hasn't lost any of her touch as a mother either (as Dawn is quickly proven first-hand). Her favorite Pokémon is her Glameow.

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* ActionMom: She was a champion Coordinator in her days and hasn't missed a step since then. She still easily beats Dawn in battle.
%%* CoolCrown
%%* CuteKitten: Glameow
%%* DarkIsNotEvil: Umbreon is a Dark type, which is Evil type in Japan.
%%* EmotionBomb: Umbreon's Attract.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Glameow and Umbreon's Iron Tail.
* GoodParents: A loving and supportive mother who wholeheartedly encourages Dawn to pursue her dream of becoming a Contest champion.
%%* NonElemental: Glameow's type
%%* OperaGloves: With one of her Contest outfits.
* PimpedOutDress: Like Dawn, she's an experienced Coordinator and has a few of those on hand for Contests.
* RetiredBadass: DP's first episode showcases an entire wall of Contest trophies in her house.
%%* SoulPower: Glameow's Shadow Ball and Shadow Claw, and Umbreon's Shadow Ball.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: She created Dawn's Grand Festival ballgown and Buneary's vest. Possibly justified by a later episode that shows her to be friends with Lila, a fashion designer.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like mother, like daughter, right?

!!Zoey (Nozomi)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RisaHayamizu\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Elisabeth Morinelli\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/MariaFernandaMorales

Dawn's main rival in the Sinnoh region as a Pokémon coordinator. Despite her tomboyish appearance, she gets along with everyone pretty well, though she does get angry at Ash when he first thought it would be a good idea to be both a Pokémon trainer and coordinator. She mellows out, however, after some experience with him and Nando.

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* AffectionateNickname: Her best buddy Candice calls her "Zozo" (in English) or "Nozotchi" (in Japanese).
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To date, Dawn has never beaten her directly in a Contest.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Her Contest outfits are tuxes or pantsuits, save for her Grand Festival one which looks more like a stylized kimono.
* BoyishShortHair: She's easily the most tomboyish of Dawn's rivals. She also has short and spiky hair.
* BrutalHonesty: She doesn't bother softening her opinions for others. When she's told that Nando does both Contests and Gym Battles, her response is, "[He] really needs to make up his mind."
* CatchPhrase:
** "[Pokémon]! Ready? Go!"
** At least in the first season of Diamond and Pearl: "[Pokémon]! Curtain!"
* CharacterDevelopment: She initially did not like trainers wanting to do contests and gym battle quests at the same time, and let Ash know this in a rather cold manner (when he said he'd try entering both the Sinnoh League ''and'' the Grand Festival). After they faced off, she eased off towards him but still noted he'd not be the best fit for Contests due to his temperament (a fact Ash agreed with). When she first met Nando she was similarly contemptuous, but was blown away after he clobbered her at the Hearthome Contest. By the time of the Wallace Cup, she accepted the closed-off nature of this perspective and properly apologised to Ash for her attitude - and later, she battled Gym Leader Fantina (a former Top Coordinator) in a straight match which she enjoyed.
** The issue she had with people trying both was, really, that she herself was highly invested in her own dream, and she felt those people weren't putting their all into it (a not entirely unjustified viewpoint). Meeting people capable of fulfilling multiple dreams broadened her perspective.
%%* CoolBigSis: What she's ''trying'' to come across as.
%%* CoolShades: Seen wearing those in her first episode.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair, red eyes.
%%* CuteKitten: Glameow (who Zoey actually ''did'' find as a kitten!)
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Mismagius and Leafeon's Double Team.
%%* EnergyBall: Leafeon's attack.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Glameow's Iron Tail.
* {{Fauxshadow}}: Before Dawn's contest debut, Zoey tells Dawn that she's gonna win, but in the next episode, cue her CurbStompBattle at the hands of Zoey.
* FieryRedhead: Toyed with. She's normally rather mellow, except when it comes to Paul's abuse of his Pokémon, which angers her like everyone else. Or discussing Trainers who partake in Gym Battles and Contests; that ticks her off a fair bit too.
* {{Foil}}: To three characters, all other Coordinators.
** To Dawn; as her mentor and rival, she provides the straightest parallel to her while sharing the same goal. She's experienced where Dawn is a rookie and the tomboy to her girly girl. On and off the Contest field, her Pokémon present flawlessly synchronized teamwork while Dawn often has to struggle to get her sometimes-disobedient Pokémon to follow her lead. Her strategy for turning in winning Contest performances is to plan and perfect every move beforehand, as opposed to the unexpected yet stunning combinations Dawn pulls out on the fly, as a result of quick thinking, luck with a little prior planning, or both.
** To Nando. While it's less obvious due to his conspicuous lack of screentime, he and Zoey are complete opposites in nearly all aspects. He devotes himself to Gym Battles and Contests, she puts all of her energy solely into Contests. [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy She's a tomboyish teenage girl, Nando is a feminine male.]] She's easily fired up, open with her opinions and not afraid to say what she thinks, he's soft spoken and polite with a cool facade that rarely breaks. She lacks a preferred type specialty, as opposed to his team of Bug and Grass types. Their differences can even be seen in the way they perform; her combinations vary in effects and style while Nando's preferred techniques reflect a single central theme (music).
** To Kenny. A departure from the previous two mentioned above, the parallel between him and Zoey isn't so much the differences between them as it is the opposing ways that they help Dawn to grow through their relationships with her. Zoey's way of helping her improve as a person and as a coordinator is more straightforward and older sister-like, teaching her necessary skills and encouraging her to do her best, while the majority of Kenny's interactions with Dawn volley between [[TheGadfly childish teasing]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold sincere encouragement,]] posing as a source of annoyance for her and at the same time motivating her to prove that she's capable of besting him and her other rivals in battle.
%%* GreenThumb: Leafeon, Gallade's Magical Leaf.
%%* AnIcePerson: Gastrodon's Blizzard.
%%* LaserBlade: Leafeon's Leaf Blade.
%%* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Red hair and Dawn's most formidable Contest rival. It can't be a coincidence.
%%* MakingASplash: Lumineon
* MeaningfulName: The Nozomi is a Japanese bullet train service that goes in the opposite direction of the Hikari bullet train service. [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter The Nozomi is faster than the Hikari]].
%%* NonElemental: Glameow
* OldShame: InUniverse, the attitude to people doing both Gyms and Contests. When Candice deduced that she'd expressed this towards Ash and his friends, Zoey became embarrassed.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Nando's blue.
%%* SempaiKohai: Kohai to Snowpoint Gym Leader Candice.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Glameow's Shock Wave and Thunderbolt, and Mismagius' Shock Wave.
%%* SoulPower: Mismagius, Glameow's Shadow Claw.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is frequently misspelled as "Zoe".
%%* SpikyHair: Fitting her tomboy nature.
%%* StraightMan
%%* PsychicPowers: Mismagius' Psywave.
* TechnicolorEyes: [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow Red.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Dawn's Girly Girl. Accentuated by the fact that she always wears suits in her Contests, never dresses. In addition to the contrast, [[TropesAreNotBad it shows that she's no less feminine than Dawn]], just unconventional about it - her flashy suit in the Grand Festival was particularly fashionable and made to accentuate her femininity instead of negating it.
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Nando in ''Dawn's Early Night!''
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Leafeon's Aerial Ace.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: She's a very knowledgable and insightful character. Not without her flaws, but still rather mature for her apparent age.
%%* WorthyOpponent: To Nando and Dawn.

!!Kenny (Kengo)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' YukoMita\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Rhonda Krempa\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Javier Olguín (seasons 10 and 13), Xóchitl Ugarte (season 11), Bruno Coronel (season 12).

Dawn's childhood friend and another Pokémon Coordinator. He gave her the nickname of Dee-Dee/Pikari, and never lets her forget... not that she has a hard time forgetting it.
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Heavily implied in ''Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!'' when Dawn chooses to travel with [[ChasteHero Ash]] to cheer him on in the Lily of the Valley Conference and not him when he made the offer. [[TropesAreNotBad He takes it quite well though.]]
%%* BubbleGun: Empoleon's, as a Prinplup, Bubble Beam.
* ColorMotif: Blue, serving to reflect his rivalry with Dawn and their similar roots. Two of his Pokémon are Water type, one of which is the evolved form of Dawn's starter, he has a blue Pokétch, he was seen wearing a blue shirt in a flashback and he dons a blue suit for the Grand Festival.
* DecompositeCharacter: He fills the role that Barry does for Dawn as the player character in the games, being (one of) her main rivals.
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Machoke
%%*** MakingASplash: Floatzel
%%*** PsychicPowers: Alakazam
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** GreenThumb[=/=]BareFistedMonk: Breloom
%%*** MakingASplash[=/=]ExtraOreDinary: Empoleon
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Empoleon's Mist.
%%*** SoulPower: Alakazam's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]].
%%*** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Empoleon's Drill Peck.
%%* EnergyBall: Breloom's attack. Also, Empoleon's Flash Cannon.
%%* EpicFail: His performance at the Grand Festival. Seriously, Kenny, the least you could do is make sure your combination actually ''works'' before using it at an important event.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Empoleon.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Dawn apparently didn't know he was going to be a Coordinator.
%%* TheGadfly: He ''loves'' to get under Dawn's skin.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Seems to express his crush on Dawn by relentlessly teasing her about their childhood days.
* KidsAreCruel: He looks this way when we find out the backstory of "Dee Dee", the EmbarrassingNickname he hung on Dawn. Especially since he got the entire class hooked to that nickname where the entire class calls her by that very name he coined. He and Dawn ended up friends eventually though.
%%* MegatonPunch: Breloom's Mach Punch.
%%* MindOverMatter: Alakazam
* TheNicknamer: Came up with Dee-Dee/Pikari.
%%* OddFriendship: With Barry.
%%* RazorWind: Floatzel's attack.
%%* ShonenHair

!!Reggie (Reiji)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Edson Matus (season 11 and 13), Javier Olguín (season 12).

Paul's older brother and a Pokémon breeder.

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* BrokenAce: Defeated by the Pyramid King Brandon, but quickly recovered unlike his brother.
* ChekhovsGun: in "''Lost Leader Strategy''", Reggie's revealed to have completed the badges in each of the four regions. He also has the Symbols from the Battle Frontier, but there's one missing, which means a lot more when Paul's backstory is elaborated further.
* CoolBigBro: Even if Paul's not the easiest to get along with, he looks after his Pokémon for him and encourages him as best he can.
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** PoisonousPerson: Swalot
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** NonElemental[=/=]MakingASplash: Bibarel
%%*** NonElemental[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Staraptor
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type.
%%*** ExtraOreDinary: Staraptor's Steel Wing.
%%*** [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Bibarel's Ice Beam.
%%* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's a Pokémon Breeder. Comes with the territory.
* {{Foil}}: To Ash, in a way - which is the reason Paul actively dislikes the latter. In fact, take a look at the Badges and Symbols he's earned - they're all the same ones Ash achieved on his journey.
* MasterOfNone: When he lost to Brandon, the Pyramid King stated this was the main reason he lost. Reggie may have had a lot of achievements, but he hasn't developed a special form of battle strategy to give him any real strengths to deal with the elite trainers.
* MoralDissonance: He's quite aware of Paul's [[TrainingFromHell training methods]], but doesn't even lift a finger to discipline his brother or teach him the error of his ways. Some depth is revealed when Maylene relates her [[BreakTheCutie ego-crushing encounter with Paul]] to Ash, he admits Paul's always had a cruel streak. It could be that he's tried to curb this side of him, but failed. This is TruthInTelevision - stubborn people like Paul often can't be convinced that they are wrong, especially not with just words.
%%* MoralityPet: Could be considered this for Paul.
%%* NiceGuy: He's a lot nicer than Paul.
* OneSteveLimit: Subverted. A character of the day from ''Best Wishes'' has the same Japanese, but not English, name as him.
* RealMenWearPink: He wears a pink shirt.
* RetiredBadass: Four complete sets of 8 Gym Badges, and six of the Kanto Frontier Brain Symbols (the only one he doesn't have is Brandon's). His defeat to Brandon is the reason he's given up taking League challenges, something his younger brother Paul is not happy about.
* SiblingYinYang: He's the exact opposite of Paul. He's a nice guy who trains hard, values friendship, and succeeds in his goals and ambitions. Paul is a {{Jerkass}} of the highest calibur who thinks friendship is a [[UnusualEuphemism load of Tauros]]. All because his older brother is the successful one.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He has the same downward-slanted eyes as Paul and a similar shade of purple hair, though his is a darker color.
* ThemeNaming: In Japanese, Reiji contains ''rei,'' meaning "courtesy" or "propriety", while his little brother's name, Shinji, contains ''shin,'' "trust" or "confidence".
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Barry (Jun)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Jamie [=McGonnigal=]\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ricardo Bautista (seasons 11 and 13), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (season 12)

Another of Ash's rivals in the Sinnoh Region, though neither one really considers the other to be a rival. Barry wants to go after Paul, and oftens encounters Ash during his travels. They share a competitive friendship as trainers, and Barry isn't too bad as one himself.

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%%* AnimeHair: It's pretty gravity defiant.
* AttackAttackAttack: This is typical his strategy in battle. And it doesn't help that he's not particularly creative either.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: His usual approach to events. Though he once waited long enough for a Heracross to be attracted by slathered honey.
* ButtMonkey: Silly, unfortunate things happen to him all the time. He forgets things, people keep getting in his way while he's running around, Gible eats his bike and gym battle ticket, etc.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "I'm going to make you pay a fine for that! Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four -- "
* CharacterExaggeration: He doesn't have the level of characterization (and CharacterDevelopment) his game counterpart had, nearly to the point of being a SatelliteCharacter.
* CharacterTics: Snapping his fingers.
%%* CrashIntoHello: But ''he's'' the one not looking where he's going!
* CurbStompBattle: He tried. [[{{Determinator}} Good lord]], [[DiedStandingUp he tried]]. Yet in the end, [[HardWorkHardlyWorks all he ended up with]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog was a devastating 3-0 loss to]] [[ArchEnemy Paul]].
* DeathOrGloryAttack: His Empoleon's signature move is Hydro Cannon and it also learns Hyper Beam, which puts alot of power into a single attack but leaves it defenseless afterwards. And after a Torrent boost on top of that it's completely stopped by Electivire's Protect and unable to do nothing but stand and take the retaliation.
* {{Determinator}}: Just watch how hard he and his team try to win when they face Paul.
* TheDitz: Barry tends to act faster than he thinks.
* DumbBlonde: While not at all unintelligent, he's seriously [[HotBlooded impatient and rushes into things without thinking]].
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Hitmonlee
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]BareFistedMonk: Heracross
%%*** ExtraOreDinary[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Skarmory
%%*** GreenThumb[=/=][[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Roserade
%%*** MakingASplash[=/=]ExtraOreDinary: Empoleon
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Staraptor's Close Combat.
%%*** DishingOutDirt: Skarmory's Spikes.
%%*** PlayingWithFire: Hitmonlee's Blaze Kick.
%%*** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Empoleon's Drill Peck.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Empoleon
* FailedASpotCheck: He was so absorbed in telling Dawn and Brock about Tobias the OlympusMons trainer that it took him a while to even notice Ash's match.
%%* FrickinLaserBeams: Empoleon's Hyper Beam.
* GratuitousEnglish: Most notably, [[OddFriendship "BEST FRIENDS!"]] and "DADDY!?"
%%* HornAttack: This and Megahorn are Heracross' attacks.
* HotBlooded: He is the son of Palmer after all. He throws his Poké Ball so hard, he does a ''complete forward flip'' in the process.
%%* {{Keet}}: Oh Arceus is he ever.
* LargeHam: Barry honestly could pursue a career in theatrics with the level of drama he acts out.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Currently the last recipient of the series-wide RunningGag of the fate of bicycles around Ash. Only in Barry's case, it was Gible's fault, not Pikachu.
* NoIndoorVoice: Every line he has is yelled at the top of his lungs.
* NoodleIncident: According to Dawn, he was once involved in a singing duet with an ''Exploud''.
%%* RazorWings: Staraptor's Wing Attack.
* RunningGag: He always interrupts Team Rocket before they can finish their motto.
%%* ScarfOfAsskicking: Just like his game counterpart, but downsized, like Dawn.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: His wails are always very silly and over the top.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Barry treats himself like he's a world class trainer. Paul barely even acknowledges his existence. No to mention even after Ash proves himself a better trainer than him, Barry still thought the opposite for a time.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He has spiky blond hair similar to Palmer's.
* TechnicolorEyes: Orange.
* UnknownRival: Wants to be a Rival of Paul's. But if it was even possible, Paul treats him with more disdain than he does with Ash. [[spoiler:After his loss in the Sinnoh League, Paul does acknowledge his skill.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!" he pretty much disappears after losing and is not heard from until his next appearance in "Historical Mystery Tour".

!!Ursula (Urara)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyakoKawasumi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Melisa Schroenburg\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betzabé Jara (season 12), Creator/CristinaHernandez (season 13)

A fellow Pokémon Coordinator with a rather poisonous personality who Dawn met at the Chocovine Pokémon Contest. Believing that Dawn's [[spoiler:Wallace Cup]] victory was a fluke, she's determined to knock her down a peg or two.

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%%* AlphaBitch
%%* AnimeHair
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: In her first appearance, she refuses to believe Dawn's win against May was based on skill.
%%* BitingTheHandkerchief: In Jessie's flashback, she is seen doing this after losing in the first round of the Wallace Cup.
%%* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:The only way for Dawn to do it was to knock out her Pokémon in their third battle.]]
* CharacterTics: Makes the "ILY" hand sign with her arms crossed when giving commands in a Pokémon Contest.
%%* CombatPragmatist: Just like Harley before her, but more subtle and strategic.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Gabite's Double Team.
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** MakingASplash: Vaporeon
%%*** NonElemental: Jigglypuff
%%*** PlayingWithFire: Flareon
%%*** ShockAndAwe: Plusle and Minun.
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Ground): Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)
%%*** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Ground): Gabite
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** DishingOutDirt: Jigglypuff's Rollout.
%%*** ExtraOreDinary: Gabite, Flareon and Vaporeon's Iron Tail, and Jigglypuff's Gyro Ball.
%%*** PsychicPowers: Wormadam's Confusion.
%%*** SoulPower: Flareon's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]].
%%*** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Gabite's Aerial Ace.
* EvilCounterpart:
** To Dawn. They're both ambitious and talented at Contests, but the difference is that Dawn is kind and sweet to nearly everyone she meets, while Ursula taunts her opponents, boasts about her abilities, and has no qualms about humiliating her opponents in public.
** She could also be considered one to Zoey as she belittles Dawn and puts her down while Zoey is a helpful [[BigBrotherMentor big sister mentor]] to her instead.
* EvilIsPetty: She does her best to spite Dawn at every turn, simply because she believes her to be an incompetent Coordinator who scrapes by on dumb luck.
-->''(addressing Zoey)'' "I'll make sure you and Dawn never meet in the final round!"
* EvilLaugh: "Ahahahahahaha!"
* {{Expy}}:
** The resemblances with Urara [[Anime/YesPrecure5 Kasugano]] are...uncanny, to say the least.
** Another uncanny resemblance: Amy from the VideoGame/SoulSeries.
** What about Kasane Teto, an Music/{{UTAU}}loid who has the same hairstyle and hair color, and wears an outfit that resembles Ursula's contest dress?
** Her personality and role, though not her appearance, are also similar to Harley's.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: "The horror! My beautiful Gabite's been soiled! How dare you!"
* GameBreaker: [[{{In-universe}} In one contest]], where the goal is to battle while impressing the judges with varied and spectacular moves, she uses Encore, a move that forces the opponents to do the same move repeatedly and thus lose points with the judges.
%%* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her hair ribbons.
* HairDecorations: Her purple ribbons.
* ImprobableHairstyle: She has ''drills for hair.''
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: She appears three times in the series. Each time she loses.
* InsufferableGenius: She's a skilled Pokémon coordinator...and she makes sure everyone knows it.
%%* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The dark to Dawn's light.
%%* ManBitesMan: Flareon's Fire Fang.
%%* ManipulativeBitch: Poor Dawn...
* MeaningfulName: In the original version, her name is derived from 麗らか ''uraraka,'' Japanese for beautiful or glorious.
%%* MegaTwintails
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Gabite
* PetTheDog: Despite her arrogance, Ursula cares for her Pokémon and treats them well. [[spoiler: And she comes to have ''some'' respect for Dawn in the end, as much as she may deny it.]]
* RollingAttack: Jigglypuff's Rollout, also Plusle and Minun's "twin attack formation" in ''Playing the Performance Encore!''
%%* TechnicolorEyes: A dark pink.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her Grand Festival dress is three different shades of blue.
* WonderTwinPowers: Not only do her Plusle and Minun know Helping Hand, they work perfectly together in Contests, making them a fantastic choice for Double Battles.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Conway (Kōhei/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kouhei]])
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kozo Mito\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Regan\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/IrwinDaayan (season 10 and 13), Gabriel Ortiz (season 11).

Dawn's partner in the Hearthome Tag Battle competition, who took a liking to her. He was only intended to appear for a few episodes, but [[EnsembleDarkhorse unexpected popularity among the fanbase]] brought him back for more.

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%%* AdjustingYourGlasses: Type 2 is his CharacterTic.
* BadassBookworm: He's big on battle strategy, even giving Ash a hard time in their League battle.
* BattleCouple: Formed one with Dawn in the Tag Battle Tournament. Although the affection is [[{{Starboarding}} one-sided...]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BlueWithShock: When he found out the "little girl" he partnered with in a Pokémon Summer Academy race was [[spoiler:a ghost.]]
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterTics: Tweaking and/or [[ScaryShinyGlasses shining]] his glasses.
%%* ConfusionFu: His battle plan against Ash. Ash...out weirds him.
* CreepyMonotone: Speaks like this briefly in "Ghoul Daze!" when under the ghost girl's mind-control.
%%* CrossdressingVoices: In the Hebrew dub.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For a creepy, nerdy stalker, it's very surprising to see how ridiculously competent Conway can be in battle. In addition, he sports a nice variety of Pokémon despite his battling skills not being highlighted often.
%%* DeathGlare: Dusknoir's Mean Look.
* DidNotSeeThatComing: Like many of Ash's opponents, Conway gets thrown off when his opponent improvises. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Namely, Gible catching Dusknoir's Shadow Punch with his mouth and not letting go]].
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** NonElemental: Lickilicky
%%*** SoulPower: Dusknoir
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]BareFistedMonk: Heracross
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Rock): Shuckle
%%*** ExtraOreDinary[=/=]DishingOutDirt (Rock): Aggron
%%*** MakingASplash[=/=]PsychicPowers: Slowking
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** ExtraOreDinary: Shuckle's Gyro Ball.
%%*** GreenThumb: Lickilicky's Power Whip.
%%*** MakingASplash: Shuckle's Withdraw.
%%*** [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Shuckle's Sludge Bomb.
%%*** PsychicPowers: Shuckle's Power Trick and Dusknoir's Trick Room.
%%*** ShockAndAwe: Lickilicky's Thunderbolt and Dusknoir's Thunder Punch.
%%*** SoulPower: Lickilicky's Lick.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
-->'''Conway:''' ''(off screen)'' Well, how are you, Number 28?\\
'''Dawn:''' ''(cheerfully)'' I'm fine!\\
''(the screen cuts to a close-up of Conway with ScaryShinyGlasses)''\\
'''Conway:''' That's good. Conway is the name. A pleasure.
* {{Expy}}: His design is based on the Super Nerd Trainer class in the main ''Pokémon'' games.
* FlawExploitation: In the battle against Paul and Ash, he exploited the fact Paul loved to use Protect by having a Pokémon with Feint. Later, he was well aware Ash had a preference for using FragileSpeedster type Pokémon by using Trick Room.
%%* GuileHero
%%* HornAttack: Heracross' Megahorn.
%%* {{Megane}}
* LightningBruiser:
** Dusknoir when using Trick Room outspeeds almost everything on Ash's team due to Trick Room causing slower Pokémon to go first. Finally, Dusknoir was shown taking and dealing out hits with ease.
** Also, to an extent, his Shuckle. It's not fast, but its defenses are really good, and there's a special move that unlocks its offensive powers...
* MightyGlacier: Dusknoir, out of Trick Room, due to its low speed but amazing ability to take hits and dish them out.
%%* MindControlEyes: When brainwashed by a ghost girl in ''Ghoul Daze!''
* NearDeathExperience: In ''Ghoul Daze,'' he almost gets lured off a cliff by a creepy ghost girl. Luckily, he's saved by a Dusknoir.
%%* NerdsAreSexy
* NonActionGuy: Despite making good showings in the first two legs of the Pokémon Triathlon, making good use of Dugtrio's Dig and Floatzel's Dive to bypass the other competitors, he ultimately loses because he's bad at long-distance running.
-->'''Conway:''' Big mistake. Not doing a little cardio training was pretty dumb.
%%* OverlyLongTongue: He doesn't have one, but his Lickilicky does.
%%* ScaryShinyGlasses: His signature CharacterTic.
%%* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* ShirtlessScene: In ''Up Close and Personable,'' justified in that said episode involved the Pokémon Summer Academy students diving underwater to search for aquatic Pokémon.
* SingleTargetSexuality: He's a Dawnsexual.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His Japanese name can be spelled either "Kōhei" or "Kouhei".
%%* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Dawn.
%%* StealthHiBye: One of his more creepy talents.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Fans have noted his strong physical resemblance to Max.
%%* TakeThat: At geeky fanboys/"otakus".
%%* TeenGenius
* ThirdPersonPerson: "That was quite nice...but Conway never gives up!"
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Nando (Naoshi)
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KazuyaNakai\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Regan\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' José Arenas

A soft-spoken minstrel with a liking for music and Grass-type Pokémon. In his debut episode, Ash and Dawn helped him decide to participate in both Gym Battles and Contests, making him a rival for both of them.

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* AerithAndBob: On the "Aerith" side of the scale.
* AgentPeacock: Like Harley before him, he acts quite feminine yet proves to be a skilled Trainer and Coordinator.
%%* AllLovingHero: Doesn't hate or resent ''anyone.''
* AmbiguouslyGay: Less outwardly flamboyant than Harley, but just as effeminate.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: His manner of speech is noticeably more formal than most other characters tend to use, for example, saying "I am in your debt" instead of "thank you".
* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/472ps1.shtml this]] (''Dawn of a New Era'') to [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100702033443/es.pokemon/images/2/24/EP652_Nando.png this]] (''League Unleashed'').
* AscendedExtra: Appeared in one of the the very first episodes, seemingly as a one-shot character, and after several noteworthy apearances he ultimately features in both the Grand Festival and the Sinnoh Conference.
%%* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel
* BadassCape: His cape is shaped like a bitten lily, which his perfect for his Bug-type theme.
%%* BarrierWarrior: Armaldo's and Lopunny's Protect.
* BigDamnHeroes: He had his Budew save Ash and friends from Team Rocket in his debut episode.
%%* BishieSparkle: "Sunflora, [=GrassWhistle!=] Sing, Kricketune!"
%%* {{Bishonen}}: The most noble of all the coordinators/trainers in Sinnoh.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Drops one when Ash's Heracross KO's his Kricketune with Megahorn in the Sinnoh League.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Say what you will about him, but consider this - while most other major characters were practically scrambling to get either eight badges ''or'' five ribbons in time for their event, Nando managed to attain ''both complete sets'' in time for each major competition. He also reached the Top 4 in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, and if he ''hadn't'' been matched up against [[PlotArmor Ash]] so early in the Lily of the Valley Conference, it's quite probable he'd have gotten further than just the Top 64 in that competition, as well. He may act as a musical bard most of the time, but he is able to be a very competent coordinator and battler, which Zoey even commented that the latter was giving him a big edge in their contest battle in the festival.
* CharacterTics: He often says things in a sing-song voice.
* ClearTheirName: In ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!'', Officer Jenny arrests him because she thinks he stole the Adamant Orb.
* ColorMotif: Green, owing to his love of nature and relaxed attitude.
* ConflictKiller: His establishing character moment was breaking up an argument between Ash and Dawn.
* CowardlyLion: Not Nando himself, but his Sunflora. It abandoned him when he was arrested by Officer Jenny, but hunted down Team Rocket for framing him and exposed their disguises, preventing them from successfully escaping the museum with the Adamant Orb.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his polite and very feminine demeanor, he's no pushover when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* CulturedBadass: He's a skilled musician and studies Sinnoh's history in his spare time.
%%* DanceBattler: Lopunny, Roserade and Sunflora.
%%* DarkHorseVictory: In the Hearthome Contest
%%* ADayInTheLimelight: "Coming Full Festival Circle".
* DeathByIrony: Defeat, anyway. [[spoiler:Both of his final matches in the Grand Festival and the Sinnoh League were against a Pokémon matching one of his specialty types -- Leafeon, a Grass-type, and Heracross, a Bug-type.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After he clobbered Zoey off-screen in ''Dawn's Early Night!,'' she changed her mind about not accepting Trainers who choose to participate in both Gyms and Contests.
* DependingOnTheArtist: In early episodes, his bangs were sometimes drawn facing different directions. This stopped by "Coming Full Festival Circle".
* {{Determinator}}: A more subtle example. Those eight badges and five Ribbons couldn't have been easy to get in time.
* TheDogBitesBack: Got Jessie back for the Adamant Orb incident when he defeated her in the Hearthome Contest five episodes later.
%%* DramaticWind
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** Single type Pokémon
%%*** BigCreepyCrawlies: Kricketune and Kricketot.
%%*** GreenThumb: Sunflora
%%*** NonElemental: Lopunny
%%** Dual type Pokémon
%%*** DishingOutDirt (Rock)[=/=]BigCreepyCrawlies: Armaldo
%%*** GreenThumb[=/=][[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Roserade
%%*** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Altaria
%%** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
%%*** BareFistedMonk: Lopunny's [[KameHameHadoken Focus Blast]].
%%*** AnIcePerson: Lopunny's Blizzard.
%%*** PlayingWithFire: Roserade's Sunny Day.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example. When James and Meowth are selling Pokémon Coordinator merchandise during ''Opposites Interact,'' you can hear a male voice saying, "I'd like a photo of Nando..."
* ExtremeDoormat: He let the Eterna City Officer Jenny tie him up in ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!''. That should tell you something.
* {{Expy}}: Visually a dead ringer for Harley, down to sharing the same voice actor. His personality, though, is a closer match to Robert's, being a polite gentleman and skilled Coordinator.
* FatalFlaw: His over-reliance on his SignatureMove, Sing, was exploited by Zoey in the Grand Festival and Ash in the Sinnoh League.
* FlatCharacter: Gets this accusation thrown at him a lot because unlike the other Sinnoh rivals he's just a straight-up NiceGuy whose spirit never wavers at all.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: He wears them in his hat during Contests.
* {{Foil}}: The calm, even-tempered dual-duty Pokémon trainer to match Zoey the determined, competitive Pokémon Coordinator.
* FriendToAllChildren: His only known friends are children. And Gardenia.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The night before the Grand Festival semifinals has him playing harp music to a gathering of wild Pokémon in the forest.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: In ''A Secret Sphere of Influence,'' he visits the Eterna Museum to study the history of Sinnoh. Unfortunately for him, he's there at the exact same time Team Rocket is stealing the Adamant Orb, with Meowth disguised as a Sunflora, a Pokémon he just happens to have on hand.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: His iconic Mew harp. He also wears a gold shoulderplate while performing in Contests.
* HarpOfFemininity: Inverted and played straight at the same time -- he's a guy who plays the harp, but an extremely feminine guy at that.
* LimitedWardrobe: Like many other things about him, this is a departure from the traditional mold of Pokémon characters. While it's not unusual for minor characters to have only one or two outfits, most Sinnoh Coordinators have a variety of ensembles to wear while performing (Dawn's PimpedOutDress[=es=] and Zoey's tuxedos come to mind). The most he does during a Contest is stick a feather in his hat, put on a gold shoulderplate, and swap out his single-Mew harp for a double-Mew one.
* LongBusTrip: Ignoring his cameo in ''A Breed Stampede,'' he disappeared for a year after ''Dawn's Early Night.''
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Shoulder-length dark hair.
* LuckyTranslation: His English name, which is in Spanish, just happens to actually be a Japanese word that means "many times", which matches up with the large number of battles he has to do as both a pursuer of Gym Badges and a Coordinator.
* IconicItem: He is never seen without his golden Mew-shaped harp.
%%* IAmNotLeftHanded: Packs Lopunny in the Grand Festival and Armaldo in the Sinnoh League.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Zoey, Dawn, Brock, and Ash.
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: Pronounces his own name the way it would be said by a Spanish speaker ("Nahn-do").
%%* JustAStupidAccent
%%* MagicMusic
%%* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Zoey's Masculine Girl.
* MasterOfNone: Ultimately, as while he made good showings in the Grand Festival and the Sinnoh League, he won neither of them. It doesn't seem to bother him, though.
* MeaningfulName:
** He shares his Japanese name with Naoshi Mizuta, another musician.
** In English, his name rhymes with "gliss'''ando'''", a musical term denoting a glide from one pitch to another. It can be played on many instruments, including a harp.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: He loses his calm demeanor when he gets really into the Heracross vs. Kricketune match in the Sinnoh League, gesturing wildly with his hands and even dramatically swishing his cape.
* {{Motifs}}: Music notes.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Nando sticks out somewhat awkwardly among the typical rival lineup, doing contests and battles at the same time, dressing up in an anachronistic minstrel outfit, and hanging out with kids several years younger than he is.
* MythologyGag: Possibly; he wasn't the first [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/The_Bard#The_bard bard]] to appear in the Pokémon continuity.
* NatureHero: Most of his Pokémon are Bug and Grass types, and his first episode had him camping outside with Ash and friends.
* NonSpecificallyForeign: Implied by the dub, which gives him a name of Spanish origin and a thick, vaguely European accent.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Downplayed -- he has smaller and more realistically drawn eyes than other characters. It's especially obvious when his headshot is visible among the others on a Pokémon Contest screen.
* NervesOfSteel: Arrested on suspicion of stealing the Adamant Orb? Criticized for being a Pokémon Trainer and Pokémon Coordinator at the same time? Not a problem for this even-tempered minstrel. [[spoiler:Realizing his Kricketune is on the losing end of a sparring match with Ash's Heracross might be a different story, though...]]
* NeverBareheaded: He never takes his hat off, although [[http://cheekrub.tumblr.com/post/63225704103/pokemon-settei-nando-naoshi-production production art]] shows what he looks like without it.
* NiceGuy: Always unfailingly kind and polite, so much so that he gives polite requests to his Pokémon in battle instead of commands.
%%* NiceHat: A green fedora.
%%* NotSoStoic: In really intense battles.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Only character to regularly participate in both Contests and Gym Battles.
* OutOfFocus: And ''how'' - he disappeared for 125 episodes after "Dawn's Early Night!" (barring a brief cameo), before finally returning for real during the Grand Festival and the Lily of the Valley Conference.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
%%* PerpetualSmiler
%%* ThePollyanna: Always keeps a cheerful outlook.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Zoey's red.
* RhymesOnADime: As a minstrel he often speaks in rhyming couplets.
* SayMyName:
-->'''Officer Jenny:''' Excuse me. I've just captured Suspect #1. ''(she pulls Nando into the shot)'' Get this. He calls himself a Pokémon troubadour, but I don't buy it at all.
-->'''Ash/Brock/Dawn:''' ''Nando?!''
%%* SharpDressedMan
%%* ShipTease: With Gardenia in ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!''
* TheSouthpaw: Plays his harp with his left hand.
* StealthPun: He's a musician who's always incredibly calm. You could say he's very composed.
* TheStoryteller: "In the beginning, there was only a churning turmoil of chaos. And at the heart of the chaos, where all things become one, came the one."
* TakeAThirdOption: When we first see Nando, he was having trouble if he wanted to pursue gym battles or contest ones before eventually settling on both. It did wonders for him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The "tall" part is more noticeable since he usually hangs around kids, but "A Secret Sphere of Influence" and "A Breed Stampede" show him to be even taller than Officer Jenny and Mr. Contesta, respectively.
* UncattyResemblance: Wears a green cape similar to his Roserade's.
* UnexplainedAccent: The American dub gives him a European accent that seems to vary from episode to episode.
* TheUnfought: Dawn never faced him directly in an actual Contest battle (though they did have a practice bout in [=DP004=], which he won).
* VagueAge: Appears to be in his early 20s, but his outfit and old-fashioned speech patterns give the impression of someone much older.
* VocalEvolution: After a year long absence, his accent became slightly more pronounced.
%%* WanderingMinstrel: A rare example of this trope in a modern setting.
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle: Wears one under his cape.
* WarriorPoet: He is a skilled Pokémon Trainer and musician with a love for songs and stories. His habit of rhyming is shown to have rubbed off on Gardenia when she quotes a piece of philosophical poetry in "A Secret Sphere of Influence".
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent?: It sounds vaguely like a mixture of Spanish and Irish.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:He makes it all the way to the top four of the Sinnoh Grand Festival, only to get thrown out of the competition by Zoey. Come the Sinnoh League, Ash wipes the floor with Nando in the ''very first round'' of the Qualifying Matches (the Top 64). In fairness, you can probably blame this on the writers for making Ash his first opponent, or perhaps Zoey was right all along that he should have just stuck with contests. But he sure didn't go out without a fight.]]
%%* WorthyOpponent: To Zoey and Ash.

!!Tobias (Takuto)
[[quoteright:248:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pokemon_Tobias_7240.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirokiTakahashi\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JMichaelTatum\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jaime Alberto Carrillo

A mysterious trainer who first appears during the Sinnoh League Tournament, and one of the most formidable trainers seen in the series by far, due to his possession of extremely rare and powerful legendary Pokémon. Using only [[spoiler:Darkrai]], he has [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] through the Sinnoh Gym Leaders and the League Tournament. [[spoiler: One might be tempted to think that Darkrai is his go-to Pokémon and the rest of his team is comprised of ordinary Pokémon, but only because not a single opponent is able to get past Darkrai in a match with it until Ash has a go at it with his team. When Ash actually does defeat Darkrai, Tobias reveals he has ''several'' legendaries in tow, and plan B is to call on his Latios.]]

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* TheAce: He is the most skilled trainer shown in the Sinnoh region next to Cynthia, steamrolling ''everyone'' he encounters in the Pokémon League. His character even might be a nod to the acquired term "sweeping" in the {{Metagame}} of the Pokémon games (i.e. a player is able to take down entire teams using only one Pokémon with little effort, and do so regularly against many other players in competitive play).
%%* AerithAndBob
%%* AnimeHair
* BadassCape: His cape flows with the wind, much like Nando.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He beat Sinnoh's Gym Leaders and got to the League Semifinals using ''just'' Darkrai. Against Ash, he is forced to bust out a Latios, which get knocked out as well in a double KO that defeats Ash. Even in the final battle, [most of which is not shown] he actually wins with only Darkrai.]]
* CurbStompCushion: Even though Ash does get his ass handed to him on a silver platter, he does manage to [[spoiler:take out two of his legendaries, the closest ''anybody'' actually gets to him.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Grayish-blue hair, light blue eyes.
* DarkIsNotEvil: No, the creepy guy with the [[spoiler:Darkrai]] is not evil. He actually congratulates Ash on a good battle after he wins.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Ash is the ''only'' person that actually manages to [[spoiler:defeat his Darkrai, and Latios by extension.]] Even the announcer acknowledges it.
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler:Just after Ash finally beats his rival in the quarter-finals, and it looks like he'll ''finally'' win a major championship, he gets thoroughly trounced by Tobias' ''two'' legendary Pokémon. The trainer's appearance was never hinted at before the Tournament Arc, and it's never explained how he got his hands on two OlympusMons.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: Twice. First when Ash's Sceptile [[spoiler:breaks out of sleep status ''immediately'']] with the second coming when Sceptile [[spoiler:hands Darkrai its ass for the first time.]]
** And after that? Tobias [[spoiler:sends out a Latios.]] That was unexpected. Not to mention wholly unexplained. [[spoiler:The fact Pikachu managed to help Ash make a repeat performance to Tobias and take it out also counted, towards Tobias and the crowd.]]
* ElementalPowers
** Single type Pokémon
*** [[spoiler:CastingAShadow: Darkrai]]
** Dual type Pokémon
*** [[spoiler:InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]PsychicPowers: Latios]]
** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
*** AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:Darkrai]]'s Ice Beam.
*** PsychicPowers: [[spoiler:Darkrai]]'s Dream Eater.
* TheFaceless: For about a couple episodes. Although [[EarlyBirdCameo pay attention and you can see his face relatively clearly in the tournament standings.]] He's the only one with hair like that.
* GlassCannon: [[spoiler:In keeping to Darkrai's stats in the game, his is this by Legendaries standards. Even healing with Dream Eater, Darkrai goes down to a relatively small amount of direct hits.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:A lot of people were predicting that Darkrai would be the most he'd bring to the table.]]
* TheJuggernaut: ''Nobody'' so far has taken this guy's Darkrai and Latios down in a fight. [[spoiler:Well, Ash did, but he lost all of his Pokémon in the process and therefore the tournament]].
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: He plows through every Trainer he comes up against with minimal effort, [[spoiler:including Ash]], and goes on to [[spoiler:win the Sinnoh League.]] He also wears a red cape.
* LargeHam: The way he releases [[spoiler:Latios]] comes to mind.
* MeaningfulName: Tobias is a powerful trainer who relies mainly on Darkrai to fight. Tobias is also the name of a biblical hero from the book of Tobit who drove a demon out with the help of the archangel Raphael.
* OlympusMons: [[spoiler:Darkrai and Latios.]]
* OneManArmy: His Darkrai. It single-handedly carries him through the entire Sinnoh League [[spoiler:with the exception of Ash, who manages to take it and his Latios down with him.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the Japanese version. Tommy from the Pokémon Trainer's School (a Hoenn character of the day) shares the same Japanese name as him.
** [[spoiler:And, to an extent, the fact that Tobias' Darkrai makes the THIRD we've seen so far (movies are {{Canon}}). I mean, Legendaries have been proven to come in multiples before ([=PowerOfOne=]!Lugia, Silver, and his mother; Heroes has practically a herd of Latios and Latias in flashback).]]
* PalsWithJesus: [[spoiler:He has two legendary Pokémon that follow his every order.]]
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his eye, like his [[spoiler:Darkrai]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His second Pokémon is '''Latios.''' Didn't see that coming, did you? Arceus knows what the rest of his team looks like...]]
* RiddleForTheAges: There is a lot of theories and wonder as to what the other four Pokémon are in his party, [[spoiler:considering two of them are legendaries.]]
* SmugSuper: Downplayed. He is ''very'' well aware he is packing [[spoiler:high-grade legendaries]] and will let his opponents know how even bringing their A-game might not be enough, but he does respect the effort his opponents put in the battle. Especially Ash [[spoiler:given he actually did defeat his Darkrai and Latios.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: His design is similar to Nando's, wearing a long cape and covering half of his face with his hair as well as having a [[AerithAndBob slightly unusual name.]] He even has a slight accent in the English dub, though it's very faint.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Non-lethal, competitive example. [[spoiler: He was the first major character of sorts to bring Legendary Pokémon in a League tournament, who are viewed as physical deities that make most fully-evolved mons look like weaklings. And Tobias used ''at least two of them''.]]
%%* TsurimeEyes
* TheUnreveal: Only two of his Pokémon were shown in his fight against Ash. [[spoiler:Also, no explanation was given as how did he caught them even after the battle.]]
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Looker (Handsome)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasakiTerasoma\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JasonGriffith\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Emmanuel Bernal

A detective with the International Police who is investigating Team Galactic. He will also appear against Team Plasma in ''Best Wishes''.
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* AdaptedOut: His Croagunk from the games and ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' is nowhere to be found in the main anime series.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BadassNormal: Unlike the games, he doesn't have any Pokémon to help in his assignments. He's extremely competent despite this.
** Case in point, he manages to get a hold of and subdue [[MookLieutenant Aldith]], and keep her in place with a pipe until Colress arrived and took over the Golurks. Impressive!
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in ''Black and White 2: Episode N'' to investigate Team Plasma, possibly to reflect his appearance in the games.
* MasterOfDisguise: It's surprising he doesn't give off any clues it is him until he reveals himself.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: When we first meet him, he comes off as a bit quirky due to having bought too many lunches on the train (the fact he gave some to Team Rocket [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe explains why they're loyal to him later]]). At the end of that episode, we find out he's investigating Team Galactic.
%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted! If anything, he is ''more'' useful than most Officer Jennies we've seen.
* TheWorfEffect: He is captured during the climax of both the Team Galactic and the Team Plasma arc.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Major Villains]]
!!Pokémon Hunter J
[[quoteright:247:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pokemon_J_4241.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TakakoHonda\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Sonny Dey\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Yadira Aedo and Adriana Casas (season 10), Yolanda Vidal (season 11), Maggie Vera (season 12)

A ruthless, cold-hearted bounty hunter who specializes in stealing Pokémon. She has an entire crew of operatives working under her, not least of which is her loyal Salamence, and travels in a flying fortress. J has no concern for human or Pokémon life, not even the lives of her own henchmen. In the end, she was hired by [[spoiler:Team Galactic to complete their master plan, but this proved fatal, as her ship fell into Lake Valor and exploded, leaving only her sunglasses floating to the water's surface.]]
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* AllWebbedUp: She uses her Ariados' String Shot to keep Trainers out of the way by tying them to a tree, rock or other nearby object while she steals their Pokémon.
* BadBoss: Not afraid to sacrifice her minions if she can save her own hide or get rid of an annoyance.
* TheBadGuyWins: {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the Riolu two-parter. She technically got exactly what she wanted, with her client paying her for delivering Riolu to him, but not much attention is drawn to it as Ash and co.'s main goal was to rescue the Riolu. And if the client happened to be apprehended by the police afterward...well, rotten luck, but she has her money and there's always more people to hire her ''and'' Pokémon to poach.
* BadassLongcoat: One with lots of opportunities to billow out and all around her while she's riding her Salamence.
* BadassNormal: She throws herself personally into battles and perilous situations that most Trainers would leave to their Pokémon (albeit while bringing her own Pokémon in with her) because she has to catch her targets herself and without harming them via conventional Pokémon battling.
* BerserkButton: Two:
** Don't back out of a sale. She will not be happy, nor will she do business with you again.
** More subtly, if you're working for her, don't fail in catching your targets.
* BoringButPractical: Okay, simply {{curb stomp|Battle}}ing everyone in your way doesn't usually make for gripping action, but if you were a poacher, you probably wouldn't be too concerned about the RuleOfDrama, either.
* BreathWeapon: Her Salamence attacks this way, as the only moves it is shown using are Flamethrower, Hyper Beam, & Dragon Pulse.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:She captured the Lake Trio...and then her ship was promptly destroyed by a twin-fired Future Sight attack and she likely died.]]
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Or more accurately, "Can't Battle You, Still Need to Sell You".
* CombatPragmatist: She does ''not'' screw around on the job.
* CoolAirship: Her method of transport.
* CowTools: Her debut episode shows she has a couple of other ground vehicles at her disposal besides the six-wheelers she normally employs. We never get to see any of them in action.
* DarkActionGirl: A prerequisite, since she has to get up close and personal to find and [[TakenForGranite petrify]] the Pokémon she's pursuing and then get out in one piece.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: She not only [[spoiler:captures the entire Lake Trio (with future consequences)]], but also nearly succeeds in an attempt on [[spoiler:Regigigas]] (which didn't succeed only because she quit after her client canceled on her).
* ElementalPowers
** Dual type Pokémon
*** BigCreepyCrawlies[=/=][[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Ariados
*** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons[=/=]WindFromBeneathMyWings: Salamence
*** [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]][=/=]CastingAShadow: Drapion
** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
*** PlayingWithFire: Salamence's Flamethrower.
* EvilPoacher: A cutthroat individual who steals Pokemon from their trainers (often with them watching) who is completely apathetic to the lives of both people and Pokemon.
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. As ruthless and cutthroat as she is, she has a nasty habit of underestimating her enemies whenever she's close to winning. [[spoiler:This is what led to her final downfall.]]
* FingerlessGloves: She and her {{mook}}s wear an interesting variation of these where the thumb, pointer, and middle fingers are all removed, while the ring and pinkie fingers are left intact.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Salamence's Hyper Beam.
* HeroKiller: Though nobody dies by her hand, she's so dangerous that even [[ContractualImmortality Ash and Co.]] take her ''very'' seriously. Most notably when [[spoiler:Brandon and his Regis were all TakenForGranite trying to protect Regigigas; were it not for Regigigas' Hidden Power, they might not have been restored at all.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Hers are more towards the grey side, but it's indicative of how cold and calculative she is.
%%* {{Jerkass}}:
* TheJuggernaut:
** In all their screen-time, her Pokémon never once took any perceivable damage, let alone got knocked out in battle (then again, [[BadassNormal battling was never a core tactic for her to begin with]]). Makes you wonder how comfortably she'd be able to hold herself against the Eilte Four.
** Her ground vehicles are examples, too; they can down trees and keep right on going. They're immune to Pikachu's Thunderbolt, too (unless they've been soaked by a Water attack beforehand, for some odd reason).
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: She was smart enough to flee karma the moment there was nothing more to gain, but pushes her luck [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu too far in the end]].
%%* KarmicDeath:
* KilledOffForReal: Most likely.
%%* KnowWhenToFoldEm:
* KnightOfCerebus: ''Every'' episode she appears in is dark and serious, guaranteed. When your repertoire includes being an abhorrent piece of work (even ''among'' [[AcceptableTargets Pokémon hunters & poachers]]), this is to be expected.
* LackOfEmpathy: Kind of a requirement to be a legit Pokémon poacher by now.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:And they probably never will, if it blew up like her ship.]]
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Has on several occasions just tried to ''kill'' Ash.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:"That" being her ship exploding in the depths of Lake Valor. While she has not resurfaced since, there is also no concrete evidence that she was killed in said explosion.]]
* OneLetterName: J
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: She abandons her battle on more than one occasion when her client reneges on the payment.
* PoisonIsEvil: She uses an Ariados and Drapion in battle.
* PragmaticVillainy: She won't hurt the Pokémon she captures, they're much too valuable for that.
* PsychoForHire: She certainly fits the psycho hiring herself out part, but it seems that she's more about [[OnlyInItForTheMoney the money]] than [[ForTheEvulz the evulz]].
* ScissorsCutsRock: Her battling style tends toward this. While no battle involved her or her opponent(s) actively exploiting type advantages or disadvantages, her Pokémon's attacks often simply punch right through her foes' attacks by sheer strength. This is best shown the first time she's seen battling Officer Jenny, where J's Salamence and Jenny's Arcanine engage in a Hyper Beam/Flamethrower BeamOWar, and the former slices right through the latter without even slowing down.
* SheIsTheKing: Her mooks all call her "Sir".
* ASinisterClue: She wears her wrist cannon on her left arm.
* SinisterShades: Ones that can search out where Pokémon are trying to teleport as well.
* SmugSnake: Sometimes underestimates her opponents' capabilities. [[spoiler:This is a major factor in her ultimate downfall, where she either thought the twin Future Sight Uxie and Mesprit set up during their battle wouldn't work after capturing them, or forgot about it altogether. Her ship takes a direct hit from it as she prepares to leave, sending it, her, and her henchmen all to a watery grave.]]
* TheSociopath: She's a cold-hearted poacher who has no problem killing her own men, or a child for that matter, and will work with and betray anyone to get what she wants.
* TheStoic: Unless she's wearing a SlasherSmile.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Every one of her captures was made with her own two hands (or rather, her own [[BuffySpeak wrist-bracelet-capturer thingy]]). The one time she sent her {{mook}}s out to nab a target without her, they were foiled by Gary, and it wasn't until she got involved herself that she made any progress on her job.
* TakenForGranite: What happens to the Pokémon she captures. Works on humans, too. It ''can'' be reversed, but only if you pull the dial on the case it's in or revive the Pokémon/human in question by using Hidden Power on it.
* TaughtByExperience: She remembers Ash and his companions long after their first encounter since she got a good idea of how badly they derailed her plans prior. Unlike others, she [[NoNonsenseNemesis is prone to doing anything to get rid of them if they get involved]].
* TheUnfettered: No matter what deadly chaos is going on around her, she will not stop pursuing her target until either she captures it or her client cancels the deal.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The vilest in the main series.
* VillainRespect: Has shades of this in her debut, where she reluctantly commends Ash for tracking her down after she steals Pikachu, and later even outright compliments his bravery in sneaking on board her ship. However, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness this is dropped for all her later appearances]].
* VillainTeamUp: Hired by Team Galactic during the Galactic arc's finale.
* WaveMotionGun: Her Salamence knows Hyper Beam.
* WeHaveReserves: Who cares if she loses a few minions while catching a rare Pokémon? She always has more.
* WouldHurtAChild: {{Defied|Trope}} at first (and ''not'' because EvenEvilHasStandards). In a flashback by an Officer Jenny in ''Mutiny in the Bounty,'' she is seen saying to a Teddiursa as it frantically claws at its glass cage, ''"I won't hurt you. You're much too valuable for that."'' Several episodes later, it's played straight when she tries to kill Ash in several ways. It's not like she can sell him for money, after all.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Very lightly {{implied|Trope}} during one of her episodes (she's in a kids show, after all):
-->'''Mook:''' We were attacked by an unknown Trainer ... and were unable to capture Shieldon.\\
'''J:''' ''[[BerserkButton Unable to capture]]!?''\\
'''Mook:''' ''[momentary OhCrap face]'' Don't worry, we can and will succeed.\\
'''J:''' Well, for your sake, I hope so.

!Team Galactic
'''Tropes that apply to Team Galactic as a whole:'''
* AdaptationalVillainy: In a sense. They were always villains, but the anime portrays them as much darker than they were in the games: more sinister than their original goofiness and much more self-interested rather than [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]]. Even Cyrus' altruistic qualities have been completely removed, and his tragic backstory (though loosely still hinted at) is never brought up.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: All the major members have matching hair and eyes.
* EvilCounterpart: The Galactic Commanders and Cyrus can be seen as this to the series' PowerTrio and Cynthia, respectively. Most obviously, Brock's Croagunk has a mutual emnity with Saturn's Toxicroak, and Cyrus' lack of respect for life and disgust for connection between sentient beings counters the way Cynthia cherishes both. Beyond that, Jupiter reveals that [[spoiler:the Commanders were intended to bond with the Lake Trio, a plan the Trio foiled by bonding with the Power Trio.]] By that logic - and the fact that they aren't ''perfect'' in this regard [[spoiler:considering they don't have individual, climactic confrontations]], it also falls apart but still has some merit, as seen below:
** Saturn vs. Brock - [[spoiler:Knowledge, representing Uxie.]]
** Mars vs. Dawn - [[spoiler:Emotion, representing Mesprit.]]
** Jupiter vs. Ash (both HotBlooded) - [[spoiler:Willpower, representing Azelf.]]
* KnightOfCerebus - As with Paul and Hunter J, any episode featuring them is darker than the norm.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Their actions are a lot darker than what most antagonists in the show have attempted, even Hunter J - trying to blow up Iron Island and all of its inhabitants is a major instance of this.

!!Cyrus (Akagi)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KentaMiyake\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/SeanSchemmel\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Dafnis Hernández (season 11), Rolando de Castro (season 12)

----
* BigBad: Of Team Galactic, and nominally the closest thing ''Diamond and Pearl'' has to one (at least during Season 12).
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In his first appearance he appeared to be a seemingly-legit businessman, the heroes unaware he was the founder and leader of Team Galactic.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Hunter J]] captures the Lake Trio for him, who are then brought under his control by the Red Chain. Then he nearly succeeds in forcing Dialga and Palkia to create his new world at the expense of the already-existing one.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: There's really no spark in his gaze, which coupled with his natural demeanour reflects the nihilism he emits.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"This is my perfect world, governed by an order that does not require heart or conscience. It's mine. MINE ALONE!"]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Even as the dimension Dialga and Palkia created for him slowly fades away he steps inside and disappears forever, presumably dying for his desired world (rather than living in a world he loathes). This is a little overlooked though, especially considering it happened in the episode after Hunter J's death.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants to destroy all life in order to create his new world.
* PowerCrystal: He uses crystals of the Red Chain as mind-control devices to command the Lake Trio.
* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:He ''technically'' got exactly what he wanted (his "perfect world"), but he didn't get very long to enjoy it.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes flash red when he explains how he is using the Red Chain to control the lake guardians.
* SlasherSmile: From time to time.
* TheStoic: Making any moments he has of emotion telling - he generally tries to restrain himself, but sometimes can't really help it.
* TraitorShot: He gets several during [=DP096=] and [=DP097=].
* TheUnfought: He never once battles anyone during the course of the series, not even in the Team Galactic finale.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Until the Team Galactic finale.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Saturn
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkemiOkamura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MarcThompson\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Salvador Reyes (season 11), Carlo Vásquez (season 12)

----
* ArchEnemy: His Toxicroak to Brock's Croagunk.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:He takes the downfall of Team Galactic's plans -- and the revelation that Cyrus cares nothing for his subordinates -- quite calmly all things considered, unlike Mars. However, his somber tone indicates he's just masking his pain.]]
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:As he processes the fact Cyrus will leave them behind to be destroyed with the old world, Saturn then stops Mars from following their treacherous Leader (and dying in the process) and -- by all accounts -- turns himself in to the police to face justice without a fuss, miserable that he had devoted himself to a false cause.]]
* PoisonIsEvil: His main Pokémon is a Toxicroak.
* UncattyResemblance: He has a hairstyle that mimics Mars' Purugly's ears.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has horny blue hair.

!!Mars
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RieTanaka\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Leyla Rangel (season 11), Angélica Villa (season 12)

----
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Her reaction to seeing Cyrus' "death".]]
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Implicitly so, at the end of the Team Galactic arc.]]
* CatsAreMean: Her main Pokémon is a Purugly.
%%* EvilRedhead
* FieryRedhead: She is more emotive than her other commanders.
%%* PerkyFemaleMinion
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* UncattyResemblance: Somewhat. Her hairstyle resembles the spike on the head of Saturn's Toxicroak.
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Cyrus disappearing into his "perfect world" seems to have broken her. When last we see her, she's completely silent and without her usual spark, not acknowledging either Saturn or Jupiter as the three of them are being taken into custody.]]

!!Jupiter
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Eileen Stevens\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betsabé Jara (season 11), Cecilia Gómez (season 12)

----
** DarkIsEvil: Half of Skuntank's type.
* LaughingMad: She cackles after her defeat by Cynthia and being apprehended by Looker, confident in her leader despite being beaten.
* OutOfFocus: Not extreme, but Jupiter ''is'' the only Galactic Commander not assigned the outright command of a mission, and on top of that she's mainly restricted to side roles in screen time compared to Mars and Saturn.
* PlayingWithFire: Her main Pokémon is a Skuntank that knows Flamethrower.
* PoisonIsEvil: Said Skuntank is also half Poison-type...
* StrawNihilist: Flat-out says that if the world is destroyed, along with herself, then that would be "fine with her".
* WeCanRuleTogether: Gives Ash, Dawn, and Brock an offer to join Team Galactic.
* WouldHurtAChild: Willing to have her Pokémon use Iron Tail on Ash, Dawn, and Brock.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Charon (Pluto)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KenichiOgata\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MikePollock\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Guillermo Coria

----
* EvilLaugh: Which Jupiter finds absolutely annoying to hear.
* {{Jerkass}}: His impatient shouting at a frightened, crying Shellos - who was only caught up in the midst of their plans ''because'' Team Galactic digging into Mt. Coronet disrupted its native habitat and displaced it - is a ''major'' KickTheDog. This guy - more than any other Galactic member - is a colossal ''dick''.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: As far as we see, he escaped justice - unlike Cyrus, who appears to have perished; or Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter, who are arrested.]]
%%* MadScientist

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sinnoh Gym Leaders]]

!!Roark (Hyouta)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Masataka Azuma\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Craig Blair\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ricardo Mendoza (season 11), Ignacio Casas (season 12)

%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* TheBusCameBack
* CallingTheOldManOut: He accuses his father of abandoning his family for nothing more than his love of fossils, and also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking preferring defense to offense]].
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ElementalPowers: Roark specializes in [[DishingOutDirt Rock type Pokémon]].
** BareFistedMonk: Geodude's Seismic Toss.
** MakeMeWannaShout: Onix's Screech.
** PlayingWithFire: Rampardos' Flamethrower.
** PsychicPowers: Rampardos' Zen Headbutt.
* FieryRedhead: More of the "fiercely passionate" variety than "hot-headed", generally, except for when it comes to [[DisappearedDad Byron]]...
* GuestStarPartyMember: Sort of - four episodes straight in Oreburgh City, and then a significant role for another two at Canalave City.
* JustAKid: His father dismisses his arguments using this line. In Byron's words, "You wouldn't know a fossil if it hit you on the head!"
%%* NiceGuy
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Actively involved in the mining duties of his city, and later stops Team Rocket when dealing with their theft of the Fossil Restoration machine.
* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: He challenges his father to a battle to resolve this, and champions the force of Rampardos against Byron's immovable Bastiodon. No winner is clearly determined.
* UseYourHead: Rampardos' Headbutt and Zen Headbutt.
* VolumetricMouth: When arguing with Byron in "Ancient Family Matters".

!!Gardenia (Natane)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChiekoHonda\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Lara Star Rigores\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Isabel Romo

%%* BareYourMidriff
* TheBusCameBack: In [=DP055=].
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears briefly during Cheryl's three-part arc, in [=DP031=] ("The Grass-type is Always Greener") before having a full introduction in Eterna City.
* ElementalPowers: Gardenia specializes in [[GreenThumb Grass]] type Pokémon.
** CombatPragmatist: Turtwig's Bite.
** LightEmUp: Roserade's Flash.
** PoisonousPerson: Roserade's secondary type.
* HypocriticalHumor: "The crooks were using Grass-type Pokémon, huh? They've got some nerve! Those jerks!" By the end of her appearance, she's taking care of a Grass-type that one of the crooks ''in question'' gave to her.
%%* GenkiGirl
* GoKartingWithBowser: Upon seeing James' Cacnea again, she asks it to give her a massage with Pin Missile.
* LuminescentBlush: This is her reaction when Dawn asks her if she's been with Nando.
* OddFriendship: With James, whom she could never see as an enemy due to his Cacnea.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: During ''A Secret Sphere of Influence!''
* ShipTease: With Nando. She stands up for him when he's accused of stealing the Adamant Orb, and later quotes a bit of reflective poetry similar to his style that prompts Dawn to (correctly) deduce that they've spent time together.
** She also has some arguable tease with James - or if not that, then ''borderline'' with [[InterspeciesRomance Cacnea]] (though she's fairly goo-goo-eyed about Grass-types in general). Either way, she's inordinately nice to him in [=DP054=] despite knowing full well of his and his friends' attempted theft of the Adamant Orb.
* TooKinkyToTorture: She actually seems to ''enjoy'' getting attacked by grass-type Pokémon. James' Carnivine bites down on her head and she really likes it. She also has Cacnea use Pin Missile on her back like a massage.

!!Maylene (Sumomo)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyaEndo\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Marianna Santiago

* BadassAdorable: She's the first Gym Leader from whom Ash ''wins'' a badge ''without'' outright defeating her (they tie, but she considers his performance worthy of the Cobble Badge). Not to mention her battle with Dawn. Reggie even notes the result of her battle with Paul might have been ''very'' different if she'd been at the top of her game when they faced off.
* BadassNormal: When you're a human and you can deflect an Aura Sphere with your bare hands...
* BreakTheCutie: Losing to Paul, then being on the receiving end of his painful TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. [[TheWoobie Ouch]].
* BrickBreak: Machoke's attack.
* CallingYourAttacks: She even ''motions'' whenever her commands Lucario to use Aura Sphere.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ElementalPowers: Maylene specializes in [[BareFistedMonk fighting]] type Pokémon.
** DishingOutDirt: Lucario's [[BadWithTheBone Bone Rush]].
** ExtraOreDinary: Lucario's secondary type.
** PsychicPowers: Meditite's secondary type.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Similarly to Roark, she has a decent four-episode arc of bonding with Ash and his friends (especially Dawn).
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In her final appearance, she sensed the disturbance caused by Team Galactic stealing the Veilstone Meteorites and hurried over to stop them.
* ShipTease: With Reggie.
** To a lesser extent, with [[LesYay Dawn]].
* TenMinuteRetirement: Though she'd considered making it permanent, her Lucario (and everyone else for that matter) wouldn't hear of it.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Crasher Wake (Maximum Mask)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TetsuInada\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Alston Baley\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Raúl Anaya

* {{Acrofatic}}: Don't let that spare tire on his waist fool you.
-->'''Ash:''' ''For a big guy, that Wake can move!''
* BoisterousBruiser: He's a wrestler, hero, and a Gym leader rolled into one.
* CurbStompBattle: Inverted regarding Ash's victory over him; while Wake doesn't just fall and puts up a good battle, this ''is'' the first ''[[InternetBackdraft proper]]'' time Ash has won a Gym Match without a single Pokémon fainting (discounting the double-battle with Tate and Liza in Hoenn).
* ElementalPowers: Crasher Wake specializes in [[MakingASplash Water]] type Pokémon.
** BareFistedMonk: Floatzel's Bulk Up.
** CastingAShadow: Gyarados' Bite.
** DishingOutDirt: Quagsire's secondary type (Ground).
** AnIcePerson : Floatzel's [[ManBitesMan Ice Fang]], and Quagsire's Ice Beam.
** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Gyarados' Dragon Rage.
** PoisonousPerson: Quagsire's Sludge Bomb.
** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Gyarados' secondary type.
* HiddenDepths: Like everyone else in his town, he is fond of Croagunk.
* LargeHam: complete with [[IncomingHam introductions]]!
-->''I'M...Crasher Wake!'' (laughs)
* RazorWind: Floatzel's attack.
* WorthyOpponent: His Floatzel quickly became this to Buizel - becoming even important to the latter's CharacterDevelopment.

!!Fantina (Melissa)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KikukoInoue\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Bella Hudson\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Georgina "Gina" Sánchez

* BackForTheFinale: Or rather, back for the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
* BigOMG: In ''Coming Full Festival Circle!''
* BigNo: Comically does this whenever Ash KO's one of her Pokémon.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ElementalPowers: Fantina specializes in [[SoulPower Ghost]] type Pokémon.
** CastingAShadow: Mismagius' Dark Pulse.
** GreenThumb: Mismagius' Magical Leaf.
** PlayingWithFire: Drifblim's Will-O-Wisp.
** PoisonousPerson: Gengar's secondary type.
** PsychicPowers: Mismagius' Psybeam and Psywave, Drifblim's Hypnosis and Psychic, and Gengar's Hypnosis.
** WindFromBeneathMyWings: Drifblim's secondary type.
* GenkiGirl: The woman can barely stand still, she's always dancing.
* GratuitousEnglish[=/=]GratuitousFrench: In the Japanese and English versions, respectively.
** [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Surprisingly Good French]]: In the dub, her accent and pronounciations are actually quite good, as a skilled French speaker can attest to.
* ImprobableHairstyle: No one in the world has her overly pompous hairdo.
* PimpedOutDress: Her purple outfit that she uses for contests and gym battles.
* RecurringCharacter: Fantina's appearances are the most sporadically spread out of all the Sinnoh Gym Leaders.
* RunningGag: ''Never'' in her gym whenever she was needed.
* ThatOneAttack: In-universe, after his first match with her, Ash would spend the next few episodes before their rematch contemplating how to get past her team's Hypnosis.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Byron (Tougan)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KazukiYao\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/DanGreen\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jorge Ornelas

* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Byron is slightly more serious in the games. Here, he's as hammy as Crasher Wake.
* BadassBaritone: As to be expected from Creator/DanGreen.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Though his demeanour suggests otherwise, this is actually true - he wanted Roark to become his own man rather than living under his father's shadow, hence why he left Oreburgh Gym in his hands.
* DisappearedDad: A major gripe Roark has with him is how Byron apparently ran off to Canalave City and left Roark to fend for himself.
* DishingOutDirt: Bastiodon's primary type (Rock) and Steelix's secondary type (Ground).
* ElementalPowers: Byron specializes in [[ExtraOreDinary Steel]] type Pokémon.
* EnergyBall: Bastiodon's Flash Cannon.
* HotBlooded: You don't get much more hot-blooded than having explosions go off behind you while yelling about how much you love things. Dan Green, ladies and gentlemen.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Roark accuses him of this for dumping the position of Oreburgh Gym Leader on him so he could go hunt for fossils in Canalave City.
* LargeHam: A running gag is explosions going off in the background when he yells about how much he loves something.
* LuddWasRight: PlayedForLaughs. When he finds out Team Rocket stole his fossils and escaped through a giant hole in the exhibition floor, he entreats them to stop using the machines and dig their holes by hand.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: "I LOVE [thing]!!!"
%%* MakeMeWannaShout: Steelix's Screech.
%%* MakingASplash: Bronzor's Rain Dance.
* MementoMacguffin: His most treasured fossil - a fossilized Sunkern leaf which Roark found and gave him as a young boy.
* NoIndoorVoice: He's always shouting about how much he loves things.
%%* PlayingWithFire: Bastiodon's Flamethrower.
%%* PsychicPowers: Bronzor's secondary type
* SingleIssueWonk: He loves fossils, digging holes, and nothing else. Well, except maybe his son.
* SkewedPriorities: When confronting Team Rocket over his stolen fossils, his first order of business is to...compliment them on the perfectly round hole they dug and then tell them they should dig holes by hand instead of using machines.
* TunnelKing: With nothing but the highest respect for [[GoldfishPoopGang others who share the same talent]].
* UseYourHead: Bastiodon's Iron Head.

!!Candice (Suzuna)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Kether Donahue\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/CristinaHernandez (episode 126-128), Cynthia de Pando (episode 155)

* BadassArmfold: Her Abomasnow has this as her default pose. Her arm-fold looks more badass when she uses long-range attacks while doing it, and there is also a scene where Abomasnow and Candice do it side by side. However, once Abomasnow loses her cool, she quickly discards that habit for the rest of the fight.
* BareFistedMonk: Her Medicham is a Fighting-type Pokémon, which is odd since she specializes in Ice-types.
%%* CastingAShadow: Her Sneasel is a dark type Pokémon.
* CatchPhrase: She is oddly fond of kiai. No, not the [[{{Kiai}} shouting]]. The word itself.
* CurbStompCushion: Ash's Gym battle against her starts out with Ash bulldozing her team up until Snover takes down Gliscor, before itself being easily dispatched by Chimchar. Then Abomasnow comes out and returns the favor, taking down two of Ash's remaining Pokémon in quick succession.
* ElementalPowers: Candice specializes in [[AnIcePerson Ice]] type Pokémon.
%%* GreenThumb: Her Abomasnow and Snover are grass type Pokémon.
* FriendlyEnemy: This is actually how she ''thinks'' rivalry should function, and is therefore pleased by how Dawn and Zoey help and learn from each other. By extension, she finds herself both shocked and baffled by Paul and his hostility towards Ash.
* GenkiGirl: She's very friendly and excitable.
* HotBlooded: If her always going on about {{Kiai}} is any indication.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Despite specializing in Ice-type Pokémon, she packs the Psychic/Fighting-type Medicham.
* MightyGlacier: Candice's Abomasnow is very powerful, easily defeating half of Ash's team when they try to attack it head-on. It's also very slow, meaning that Chimchar was able to outmaneuver it and take it down.
%%* PlayingWithFire: Her Medicham can use [[ElementalPunch Fire Punch]].
%%* PsychicPowers: Her Medicham is also a psychic type Pokémon.
* RecurringCharacter: Her increased importance is enabled by her being Zoey's childhood friend.
* SempaiKohai: She is Zoey's sempai. It's easy to read [[LesYay even more into it]].

!!Volkner (Denzi)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirofumiNojima\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Eli James\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Javier Olguín

* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is a dirtier shade of blond.
* BrilliantButLazy: He has a long-running win streak; by the time Ash shows up, he's grown so bored that he's giving away badges for free.
* BrokenAce: He is the strongest gym leader in Sinnoh and had an unbreakable winning streak...which caused him depression and resorting to having an interest in other things and nearly abandoning his duty as a gym leader.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Luxray's Double Team.
* ElementalPowers: Volkner specializes in [[ShockAndAwe Electric]] type Pokémon.
%%* ExtraOreDinary: Raichu and Luxray can both use Iron Tail, a Steel-type attack.
* GadgeteerGenius: Became more interested in technology to make up for being unable to enjoy Pokémon battles.
* AnIcePerson: Electivire can use [[ElementalPunch Ice Punch]], an Ice-type attack, to counter Grass-Types and Ground-Types who usually have an advantage over Electric-Types.
* JacobMarleyWarning: He is the representation of what would have happened to Ash if Paul had kept Chimchar in the season 10 episode "Glory Blaze", and had not snapped out of his funk in the season 12 episode "Uncrushing Defeat".
* ManBitesMan: Luxray's Thunder Fang.
* PlayingWithFire: Electivire's [[ElementalPunch Fire Punch]], a Fire-type attack to counter Grass-Type Pokémon who usually resist Electric-type moves.
%%* SoulPower: Jolteon's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]], a ghost type attack.
* TenMinuteRetirement: A very justified on - just as his Gym Battle with Ash got underway, Team Rocket attempt to ''steal'' Sunnyshore Tower, in the process damaging the Gym as well. Because of this, Ash doesn't get to challenge him again until after the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
* VictoryIsBoring: He got ''very'' disillusioned with Pokémon battling due to his constant streak of being undefeated.
* WorthyOpponent: While Ash lost the exhibition match he had against Flint, Volkner was inspired to take up battling seriously again, and accepts Ash as his first challenger out of his retirement. Thanks to Team Rocket's shenanigans, Ash and Volkner wouldn't have their gym battle for more than a dozen episodes. Volkner explicitly stated that, once he's done repairing the damage Team Rocket has done to his gym, he refuses to accept any other challengers until he and Ash face off again.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sinnoh League]]
!Tropes that apply to all of them:
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: As with all the regions, the Elite Four are selected based on the strongest trainers in the region.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Cynthia (Shirona)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomoSakurai\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Jenness\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Adriana Casas

* TheAce: Well she '''''IS''''' the Champion of Sinnoh so this should be given.
* BadassLongcoat: She wears her black signature coat for the entirety of ''Diamond & Pearl''.
* BadassBookworm: Has a love and fascination for history, when she makes her debut she's visiting a site of ruins in Sinnoh.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She is a very polite and somewhat quirky LadyOfWar, but will immediately react to whatever region-wide threat is present and will unleash her Garchomp at a moment's notice.
* BigDamnHeroes: She takes down Jupiter easily and frees Ash and co. just in time for them to stop Cyrus' plan.
* BigGood: Portrayed this way in D/P.
* TheBusCameBack: As a reference to her appearance in the B&W games, she has a recurring role in BWS2 - her villa in Undella Town accommodated Ash and his friends as they prepared for the Junior Cup and the Vertress Conference.
* CombatPragmatist: Not usually, but when she shows up to help Ash against Team Galactic, she has her Garchomp do a surprise attack against Jupiter's Skuntank, and then when Jupiter starts to take out another Pokémon, Garchomp lands behind her and rests its claws right near her throat. [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim When the world's at stake, it isn't the time to play fair]].
* CurbStompBattle: People who try to face her in battle usually receive one of these, most notably Paul. The known exceptions are Flint (who took down three of her Pokémon before losing to her Garchomp), Aaron (who [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome took down five of her team, including Garchomp]], before finally losing to Gastrodon), and Caitlin (who battled Cynthia's Garchomp to a standstill with her Gothitelle, resulting the battle going into overtime).
%%* DishingOutDirt:
%%** Her Garchomp can use Stone Edge and is partly a ground type Pokémon.
%%** Her Gastrodon is also partly a ground type Pokémon.
* TheDitherer: Every time she needs to pick a flavor of ice cream, she takes ages.
%%* GrayEyes
* GuestStarPartyMember: Sort of has this happen in the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 B2W2]] season - she doesn't ''join'' Ash's group, but they lounge about in her villa for a while, and she participates in several of their adventures.
%%* HairDecorations
* HelpingWouldBeKillStealing: ''Subverted'' in the "Operation Tempest" two-parter - her Garchomp proves vital, along with Dragonite and Golurk, in holding back the [[OneWingedAngel Therian Forme]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Kami Trio]]. She also helped directly in fighting Team Galactic, even though anything connecting with the Lake Trio had to be done by Ash, Dawn, and Brock since they were the ones linked to them.
* IceCreamKoan: Plenty of times in DP, though nowhere near as much in BW, she'll go into random tangents with vague words and meanings that may or may not even relate to what's going on.
%%* AnIcePerson: Glaceon is an ice type Pokémon.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Her signature Pokémon - which is also her strongest - is Garchomp, a dragon type.
* LadyOfWar: Cynthia herself, though her female Garchomp also qualifies by merit of being both powerful and graceful.
%%* MakingASplash: Her Gastrodon is a water type Pokémon.
* TheMentor: Her main role during the plot of the DP series, though she ''does'' get actively involved in the effort to stop Team Galactic, doing her duty as Champion very well.
** She also mentors Iris, particularly in regards to her new, disobedient Dragonite. Iris in turn [[HeroWorshipper looks up to her]], thanks in no small part to Cynthia having trained her own powerful Dragon-type, Garchomp.
* OneManArmy: Her Garchomp tears through Paul's team like a lawnmower through a notebook factory, finishing by one-shotting his powerful Torterra with a single Brick Break.
* PeekABangs: Her left eye is covered by her hair, which is part of her "mysterious beauty" look.
* PlayingWithFire: Her Garchomp can use Flamethrower.
* RecurringCharacter: Cynthia appears every now and then in ''Diamond & Pearl'' and she also appears a lot in the early episodes of ''Best Wishes! Season 2''.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Along with Lance. Steven and Diantha, she is one of the champions we seen on-screen that take proactive measures against wide-scale threats.
* RunningGag: A good number of times Ash meets her she's having trouble deciding on what flavor of ice cream she wants...
* SweetTooth: Her introductory moments in the series show her being indecisive over what flavor of ice cream to get, a gag that shows up several more times later on.
** Towards the end of DP (during the Lily of the Valley Conference), Team Rocket ''use'' this gag to attract customers.
** Comes up yet again in BW when Ash meets up with her again in a similar manner, down to her indecisiveness on picking a flavor.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ice cream, but she takes hours to decide which one she wants to choose.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[InfinityMinusOneSword her Garchomp of course]]

!!Lucian (Goyō)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' David Lapkin\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EduardoGarza

* BadassBookworm: Like his game counterpart, he can be frequently seen with a book in his hands.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* EarlyBirdCameo: If you count that he's the sole Sinnoh Elite Four member who appeared ''prior'' to Cynthia.
* ElementalPowers: He uses [[PsychicPowers Psychic types]]:
* ExtraOreDinary: Bronzong's primary type.
%%* {{Megane}}
%%* SharpDressedMan
* WorthyOpponent: Perceived as such by Buizel, who thus became highly depressed at losing so badly to him the first time.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is blue.

!!Aaron (Ryou)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kensho Ono\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Christopher C. Adams\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Javier Olguín

* BigCreepyCrawlies: Specializes in bug types
* ComeBackMyPet: His Beautifly.
* MrFanservice: In-universe. Even the local ''Officer Jenny'' {{Fangirl}}s him.
** Rare case of ''both'' {{Bishounen}} and RatedMForManly, judging by his appearance.
* MyGreatestFailure: Abandoning his Wurmple for being a weak Pokémon when he was younger (which prompted him to better understand Bug-types, so it wouldn't happen again). It eventually comes back to him as a Beautifly.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Though it was cut from the dub, the original Japanese of [=DP100=] has announcer state Cynthia was down to her ''last'' Pokémon when she sent out Gastrodon against Aaron's Beautifly. This means that [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Aaron must have actually defeated her Garchomp]], something even Flint didn't quite manage! Oddly, in the preceding episode his Pokémon had trouble dealing with ''the Team Rocket trio''.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the dub, which also has [[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Sir Aaron]].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: He is apparently able to understand insects.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is green.

!!Flint (Ōba)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Toru Nara\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Arturo Castañeda

%%* AfroAsskicker
* BareFistedMonk: Infernape's 2nd Type and it knows Close Combat, Mach Punch, and Thunderpunch
* BigBrotherMentor: Has this vibe with Ash and they share a similar philosophy in the way they battle with their Pokémon and he shares some advice with the younger boy. Not to mention that he is obviously fond of Ash...
* BigDamnHeroes: in his first appearance, using Infernape to save Ash from the Sunyshore gym's security system, and again to rescue Kenny's Floatzel from Team Rocket.
* BloodKnight: If his Infernape's reaction to Pikachu is anything to go by than he '''''LOVES''''' a good fight where he can go out. Flint may qualify as well since he also thought Pikachu was well trained and worth more effort to battle against.
* CurbstompBattle: Defeats Ash in a 3 vs. 3 battle with minimal effort. His Infernape outright one shotted Ash's own Infernape and Buizel and was tanking hits from Pikachu while tossing him around.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Infernape was able to go head to head with Cynthia's Garchomp and deal some brutal blows in. It's the second-closest anyone has come to take her down (Aaron got closer). Not to mention it swatted Ash's Pokémon like flies!
%%* FieryRedhead
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Volkner.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Everytime he shows up you can hear a subtle jungle beat with drums. It's actually quite awesome.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the dub. The other Flint is Brock's father.
* PlayingWithFire: Infernape
* TheRival: Volkner's old friend and adversary.
* WorthyOpponent: His Infernape seems to view Ash's Pikachu as this. After [[OneHitKill casually ragdolling Ash's Infernape and Buizel]] he had to face Pikachu and seemed quite excited to do so the instant Pikachu made his opening attack. Flint was even surprise to see that his Infernape was excited to fight Pikachu and felt like he was putting some effort into battling. [[CurbstompBattle Granted Infernape wins quite easily]], but he still felt Pikachu was worth more effort compared to the others.

!!Bertha (Kikuno)
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yoko Matsuoka\\
'''Voiced in English by:''' Mary O' Brady\\
'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Magda Giner

* BadassGrandma: She is an Elite Four member for a reason.
* BerserkButton: When Team Rocket decided to [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty enhance their Pokémon's performance]] using PoweredArmor, she didn't take it too kindly.
%%* CoolOldLady
* ElementalPowers: She specialises in [[DishingOutDirt Ground type]] Pokémon:
%%* DishingOutDirt: Hippowdon (Ground), Gliscor (Ground) & Golem (Rock/Ground)
* ExtraOreDinary: Hippowdon's Iron Head.
%%* DrivesLikeCrazy
* ManBitesMan: Hippowdon's Fire Fang.
%%* NeverMessWithGranny
* OneHitKO: Gliscor's Guillotine
* OneShotCharacter: She only appeared in a single episode, barring her cameo in ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions''.
* PlayingWithFire: Hippowdon's Fire Fang.
* StealthMentor: In two ways. She not only acts in a way intended to subtly teach the other person, but also hides her status as an Elite Four member and tells Brock not to reveal it.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Gliscor
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''Characters/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAnimeVillains''
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25th Apr '17 1:45:30 AM rafi
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%%* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Rather famous for it, but she leaves the fighting to her Pokémon.

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%%* * DangerouslyShortSkirt: Rather famous for it, but she leaves the fighting to her Pokémon.have a skirt that is like 1 inch long.
22nd Apr '17 2:44:14 PM noknown
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* AdaptedOut: His Croagunk from the games and ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' is nowhere to be found in the main anime series.



* OutOfFocus: His Croagunk from the games and ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' is nowhere to be found in the main anime series.
21st Apr '17 8:21:36 AM Macsen
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A detective with the International Police who is investigating Team Galactic. He will also appear against Team Plasma in ''Best Wishes''.


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* OutOfFocus: His Croagunk from the games and ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' is nowhere to be found in the main anime series.
26th Mar '17 4:17:30 PM noknown
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Barry treats himself like he's a world class trainer. Paul barely even acknowledges his existence. No to mention even after Ash proves himself a better trainer than him, Barry would still think its the oppostie, for a time.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Barry treats himself like he's a world class trainer. Paul barely even acknowledges his existence. No to mention even after Ash proves himself a better trainer than him, Barry would still think its thought the oppostie, opposite for a time.
21st Mar '17 4:32:06 PM jahman
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Barry treats himself like he's a world class trainer. Paul barely even acknowledges his existence.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Barry treats himself like he's a world class trainer. Paul barely even acknowledges his existence. No to mention even after Ash proves himself a better trainer than him, Barry would still think its the oppostie, for a time.
18th Mar '17 1:28:17 PM Infernoid101
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* TheAce: Well she '''''IS''''' the Champion of Sinnoh so this should be given.



* BadassBookworm: Has a love and fascination for history, when she makes her debut she's visiting a site of ruins in Sinnoh.



* RunningGag: A good number of times Ash meets her she's having trouble deciding on what flavor of ice cream she wants...




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* WeaponOfChoice: [[InfinityMinusOneSword her Garchomp of course]]


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* BloodKnight: If his Infernape's reaction to Pikachu is anything to go by than he '''''LOVES''''' a good fight where he can go out. Flint may qualify as well since he also thought Pikachu was well trained and worth more effort to battle against.
15th Mar '17 9:39:15 PM MagBas
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* WanderingMinstrel: A rare example of this trope in a modern setting.

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* %%* WanderingMinstrel: A rare example of this trope in a modern setting.
15th Mar '17 9:26:22 PM Snowsky
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%%* WanderingMinstrel: Textbook example.

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%%* * WanderingMinstrel: Textbook example.A rare example of this trope in a modern setting.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent?: It sounds like a mixture of Spanish and Irish.

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* WarriorPoet: He is a skilled Pokémon Trainer and musician with a love for songs and stories. His habit of rhyming is shown to have rubbed off on Gardenia when she quotes a piece of philosophical poetry in "A Secret Sphere of Influence".
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent?: It sounds vaguely like a mixture of Spanish and Irish.



* ShipTease: With Nando.

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* ShipTease: With Nando. She stands up for him when he's accused of stealing the Adamant Orb, and later quotes a bit of reflective poetry similar to his style that prompts Dawn to (correctly) deduce that they've spent time together.



* TooKinkyToTorture: She actually seems to ''enjoy'' getting attacked by grass-type Pokémon. James' Carnivine bites down on her head and she really likes it. She also has Cacnea use pin missile on her back like a massage.

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* TooKinkyToTorture: She actually seems to ''enjoy'' getting attacked by grass-type Pokémon. James' Carnivine bites down on her head and she really likes it. She also has Cacnea use pin missile Pin Missile on her back like a massage.



* BreakTheCutie: Losing to Paul, then being on the receiving end of his painful TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. [[TheWoobie Ow]].

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* BreakTheCutie: Losing to Paul, then being on the receiving end of his painful TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. [[TheWoobie Ow]].Ouch]].
12th Mar '17 9:59:16 PM flamemario12
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* BlowYouAway: He knows Whirlwind for offensive purpose. It's actually called Gust in the Japanese version.

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* BlowYouAway: He knows Whirlwind Whirlwind, which is a wind-based status move that he used it for offensive purpose. It's actually called Gust in the Japanese version.
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