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!!General Tropes



[[folder:General Rival Tropes]]

* TheAce: They stay competitive with the player character who always becomes the best trainer in the region. They're at least equal to Elite Four Members, if not the Champion, in power by the end of the game.
* AnimeHair: In contrast to the player character's hat, they tend to have instantly recognizable hairstyles.
* BigThinShortTrio: Tierno is the Big, Shauna is the Thin and Trevor is the Short.
* CharacterDevelopment: They get it more than any other NPC. Usually their repeated losses to the player character make them reevaluate their motives or methods by the end of the game.
* ChildProdigy: They seem to be the only [=NPCs=] to level grind to keep up with the player character.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In most cases, their CharacterDevelopment parallels the player's own journey and how they've grown through battling and interacting with them.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The rival will typically pick whichever starter holds an elemental advantage to what you picked.
* FireForgedFriends: If they don't start off as TrueCompanions to the player, they will be by the end of the game.
* FreeRangeChildren: The same as the protagonist.
* FriendlyRival: From Generation III and onwards, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Gladion nonwithstanding]].
* HelloInsertNameHere: Although they have {{Canon Name}}s, a few of them can be named by the player.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most get their own theme, as well as their own battle theme if standalone, often reflecting their personality.
* PrivilegedRival: Several rivals' parents are superstars in the Pokémon World, researchers, mob bosses, Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, etc.
* RecurringBoss: They must be fought several times throughout the games' main story. Most games also offer a way to fight them repeatedly after the story is over.
* TheRival: To the protagonist.
* ToBeAMaster: Their main motive is to either become masters via the Pokémon League, complete the Pokédex or just become stronger than the protagonist.
* WeaponOfChoice: With a few exceptions, their preferred Pokémon is the starter that is strong against the one the player character chose.
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!!Generation II

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BadassAdorable: Adorable children who manage to take down a resurgent Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: They can optionally battle and defeat Red, the highest leveled trainer in his respective game and a legend for his deeds in the previous games.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', there's a sequence that requires them to dress up like a Rocket Grunt to get into the Radio Tower.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Actually averted in a rather interesting way. The protagonist's talent as a trainer and love for Pokémon in general is recognized by the elder of the Dragon Clan, and they get accepted as a member of the clan and given a Dratini in the process. Blue will also refer to them as the Johto Champion just before his fight in ''Crystal''.
* HeroicMime: Copycat still somehow manages to mimic their speech, suggesting that they do speak but are not heard by the player.
* KidHero: They're not even teenagers yet when they start their journey, though their exact age is never given.
* LittleMissBadass: Both female protagonists, as usual; they take out Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red at the ripe old age of [[VagueAge 11/12]].
* MacguffinDeliveryService: At the beginning of the Johto games with a Togepi egg, which kickstarts their fateful encounters with Oak and Silver as well as starting off their journey.
* NiceHat: Ethan wears a black and yellow baseball cap, while Lyra wears a large white hat, and Kris has a yellow skull cap.
* RivalsTeamUp: The player and the rival are forced into an impromptu double battle against Clair and Lance while training in Dragon's Den.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Just like in the Generation I remakes, played straight in ''Crystal'', averted in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' where the one you don't pick shows up as a recurring [=NPC=].
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: If the Celebi event was any indication, they were most likely ''the'' direct factor that caused Giovanni to realize that his dreams at re-establishing Team Rocket were a hopeless endeavor, and immediately abandon his station in Tohjo Falls after the battle ends, leaving the rest of Team Rocket in past-day Goldenrod City during the takeover of the radio tower completely dumbfounded at his supposed inactivity... all of this happening while their present-day counterpart is still curbstomping the rest of Team Rocket at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, no less.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', whoever you didn't choose says the gender equivalent of this to their grandma when you're with them in the daycare.
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[[folder:Ethan (Hibiki)]]

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Three years after Red defeated Team Rocket and won the Pokémon League, a new Pokémon trainer from New Bark Town in the Johto region was given his first Pokémon. He was given the same task to catch them all, although now there are more species to find.

Just like Red, he was the sole protagonist in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', although that changed when ''Pokémon Crystal'' came out. You could now choose him or the female protagonist of that game. When his games were given remakes, he was given another female counterpart named Lyra, along with a canon name (Ethan) and a new design. He also has a few characters based on him in various media, including ''two'' anime counterparts (one using the old design named Jimmy and another using the updated one as a cameo in a movie), and a ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' character named Gold.

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!!Generation II

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BadassAdorable: Adorable children who manage to take down a resurgent Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: They can optionally battle and defeat Red, the highest leveled trainer in his respective game and a legend for his deeds in the previous games.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', there's a sequence that requires them to dress up like a Rocket Grunt to get into the Radio Tower.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Actually averted in a rather interesting way. The protagonist's talent as a trainer and love for Pokémon in general is recognized by the elder of the Dragon Clan, and they get accepted as a member of the clan and given a Dratini in the process. Blue will also refer to them as the Johto Champion just before his fight in ''Crystal''.
* HeroicMime: Copycat still somehow manages to mimic their speech, suggesting that they do speak but are not heard by the player.
* KidHero: They're not even teenagers yet when they start their journey, though their exact age is never given.
* LittleMissBadass: Both female protagonists, as usual; they take out Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red at the ripe old age of [[VagueAge 11/12]].
* MacguffinDeliveryService: At the beginning of the Johto games with a Togepi egg, which kickstarts their fateful encounters with
[[folder:Blue Oak and Silver as well as starting off their journey.
* NiceHat: Ethan wears a black and yellow baseball cap, while Lyra wears a large white hat, and Kris has a yellow skull cap.
* RivalsTeamUp: The player and the rival are forced into an impromptu double battle against Clair and Lance while training in Dragon's Den.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Just like in the Generation I remakes, played straight in ''Crystal'', averted in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' where the one you don't pick shows up as a recurring [=NPC=].
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: If the Celebi event was any indication, they were most likely ''the'' direct factor that caused Giovanni to realize that his dreams at re-establishing Team Rocket were a hopeless endeavor, and immediately abandon his station in Tohjo Falls after the battle ends, leaving the rest of Team Rocket in past-day Goldenrod City during the takeover of the radio tower completely dumbfounded at his supposed inactivity... all of this happening while their present-day counterpart is still curbstomping the rest of Team Rocket at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, no less.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', whoever you didn't choose says the gender equivalent of this to their grandma when you're with them in the daycare.
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[[folder:Ethan (Hibiki)]]

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Three years after Red defeated Team Rocket
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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese), Erik Scott Kimerer (English)

->''"I'm moving on up
and won ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! I'm going to the Pokémon League, League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful trainer! ...well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! [[CatchPhrase Smell ya]]!"''

TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into
a new huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon trainer from New Bark Town in League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the Johto region was given his first Pokémon. He was given the same task to catch them all, although now there are more species to find.

position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.

Just like Red, he was as Red is the sole protagonist in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', although that changed when ''Pokémon Crystal'' came out. You could now choose him or most famous player, Blue is the female protagonist of that game. When his games were given remakes, he was given another female counterpart named Lyra, along with a canon name (Ethan) and a new design. He also has a few characters based on him in various media, including ''two'' anime most famous rival, finding counterparts (one using the old design named Jimmy in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Gary Oak]] and another using the updated one as a cameo in a movie), and a ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' character named Gold.[[Manga/PokemonAdventures Green (Blue internationally)]].



* AwesomeBackpack: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', thanks to the mechanics introduced in ''Diamond and Pearl'', it has no limit on the number of items it can carry, unlike in the original games.
* CanonName: [[AllThereInTheManual The manual for Gold Version]] refers to the player as "a boy named Gold", and the manual for Silver refers to the player as "a boy named Silver," implying that his name should just be the default Version name-Gold, like Red above. He was named Jimmy (Kenta in Japan) in the anime. In Generation IV, he was ''finally'' given a in-game name: Ethan.
* {{Expy}}: His original design looked very similar to Red's.
* OneSteveLimit: In the original ''Gold & Silver'', a Pokémaniac on the S.S. Aqua had the name Ethan. In the remakes, said trainer is renamed Morgan to adhere to this trope.
* WeaponOfChoice: In official art for the games he's usually depicted with either the Chikorita or Totodile lines. However, in most adaptations he's given Cyndaquil, and as such he tends to get heavily associated with it. They also have similar color schemes. In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's Marill if he fills the NPC role.

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* AwesomeBackpack: TheAce: The most accomplished rival in the series. What makes Blue unique is that he consistently outmatches you and becomes champion before you, giving the final battle a personal tone.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
In the remakes. In the original he had a sneering, downright punchable face. The remakes changed it into a cocky grin.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** He always shows up ahead of you, even up to beating the Elite Four before you and being the FinalBoss.
** His remake artwork plays with this and portrays him holding an Ultra Ball rather than a Pokéball like the protagonists.
** This gets reversed in ''Gold and Silver'', where in the remakes, he will often talk about Red and how Red defeated him.
* AnimeHair: His hair is spiked up in all of his appearances.
* TheArtifact: His name is Blue (as a reference to the Gen I games, ''Red and Blue'') but really should be Green (as it is in Japan, as a reference to the original ''Red and Green,'' which was never released internationally). There may have been an opportunity to fix this and have him be Green worldwide when the Gen I remakes came around, (''[=LeafGreen=]'' was released in all territories, instead of say a [=WaterBlue=]) but his name is still Blue in the Gen II remakes, and in Gen VII. Despite this in more recent appearances the designers have gone out of their way to give him green clothes and [[ColorCodedCharacters overall motif]] while still not changing his name back to Green. This artifact even led to {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s with his ''Origins'' and ''Pokemon Adventures'' counterparts, and has necessitated editing some ([[FailedASpotCheck but strangely not all]]) of his green auras and promo backgrounds to blue ones.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: By ''Gold and Silver'' and their remakes, he's become the Viridian City Gym Leader. He's also the strongest one between Kanto and Johto. In ''Sun and Moon'', it's made clear that Blue's second only to Red and acts as one of the two [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of the Battle Tree.
* BadassBoast: His final speech before battling him as Champion:
--> '''Blue:''' "While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon. Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type. And now… I am the Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. [[NotHyperbole I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!]]"
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Sun and Moon'', [[http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2016/usgamer/Pkemon-Sun-Starters-Shot-03.jpg an older Blue]] appears to be edging into this, contrasting with Red, who's developing into a more [[{{Hunk}} thickly-built guy]]. Though quite frankly, he had been showing signs of developing into one of these even back in ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver''.
* BootstrappedTheme: His Champion battle theme plays during the RealLife Pokémon Video Game Championship Finals.
* BreakTheHaughty: When you beat him and end his short reign as Champion. Professor Oak telling him that he stands no chance of becoming the Champion again in his current state adds salt to the wound.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Smell ya later!", easily his most iconic one despite actually only being used about twice in full in Generation I. Continues into [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY GenVI]]. While he himself doesn't show up, an NPC says he visited the region. While he's managed to learn how to say "Bonjour", he still makes his exit with "Smell ya later".
** "Whatever!", come ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** There's also "Bonjour", which is mentioned again in ''X and Y''.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** The first hint at this is him giving you the Fame Checker after you defeat him before Nugget Bridge because he felt guilty always being ahead of you. In the credits, he seems to be thinking about himself and his Pokémon after being told off by his grandfather and being beaten by you. In ''Gold and Silver'', he is fairly less of a {{Jerkass}}. He is also much more mature and seems to have learned how to take care of his Pokémon. This is evident when his Pigeot uses Return, a Normal attack that becomes stronger the more the Pokémon likes its user.
* ContinuityNod: In ''Red and Blue'', his sprite as the Champion had him wearing a leather jacket, which isn't seen again in ''Gold and Silver'' or the first generation remakes. It later returns in his design for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** His team when first battling him in front of the Battle Tree has the same Pokémon from when he competed in the Pokemon World Tournament which was the last time he was seen chronologically. His own selection in the Battle Tree includes all of his possible mons when originally fought as Champion, his Machamp added in
''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', thanks to his Aerodactyl from the mechanics introduced in ''Diamond aforementioned PWT, and Pearl'', it Tyranitar which is a common Pokémon in his rematches.
* CoolShades: His ''Sun and Moon'' Sugimori artwork
has no limit on the number him taking off a pair of items it can carry, sunglasses.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Averted,
unlike in with Red. He has none of the original games.
* CanonName: [[AllThereInTheManual The manual for Gold Version]] refers to the player as "a boy named Gold", and the manual for Silver refers to the player as "a boy named Silver," implying that
Kanto starters in any of his name should just be the default Version name-Gold, like Red above. He was named Jimmy (Kenta in Japan) in the anime. In Generation IV, he was ''finally'' given teams when fought as a in-game name: Ethan.
Gym Leader or Pokémon World Tournament participant.
* {{Expy}}: His original design looked very similar to Red's.
* OneSteveLimit:
DemotedToExtra: In the original ''Gold & Silver'', a Pokémaniac second generation, he has settled into the role of Viridian City's Gym Leader.
* DubNameChange: To follow with ''Red and Green'' becoming ''Red and Blue'' in international versions, he goes from Green to Blue. This can cause {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s when ColorCodedCharacters is invoked. See TheArtifact above.
* FinalBoss: Of the first generation.
* GratuitousFrench: "Bonjour!" is one of his catchphrases, at least to some extent, having first appeared before you battle him
on the S.S. Aqua Anne. Even by the time ''X and Y'' rolls around he is mentioned to still use it.
* HellBentForLeather: In Generation I, except for ''Yellow'', he wears a black leather jacket upon becoming the Champion. He wears it full-time in Generations IV and V.
* HijackedByGanon: The novelty has been lost over the years, but the revelation that Blue is the Champion in ''Red and Blue'' was this. Up until that point, the player was led to believe that all they
had to do was defeat the name Ethan. In Elite Four to be considered the remakes, said trainer is renamed Morgan to adhere to this trope.
* WeaponOfChoice: In official art for
Champion, and the games he's usually depicted with either the Chikorita or Totodile lines. However, in most adaptations he's given Cyndaquil, and last time you encountered Blue, it was defeating him before traversing through Victory Road.
* InformedAttribute: The apparent mistreatment of his Pokémon is never actually shown, only told.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being named Blue, he was initially shown to favor Charmander
as such a starter.
** In Japan, despite being named Green,
he tends to get heavily is never associated with it. They also have similar color schemes. In ''[=HeartGold=] the Bulbasaur line as a starter.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His downfall is that he thinks so much about himself that he forgets to treat his Pokémon with love
and [=SoulSilver=]'', respect. For the entire game, he views Pokémon as nothing more than cool powerful creatures that can do whatever he wants for him and help him become Champion.
** One may even consider the case of the encounter with him in Silph Co. His placement is DEEP within the building, in the room with the warp panel that leads to the president's office and Giovanni himself. However,
it's Marill if very clear that his sole reason for being there was to challenge Red, as he fills promptly leaves to go challenge the NPC role.Elite Four when you beat him, ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem clearly uninterested in the fact that an infamous criminal organization has invaded and taken over a civilian corporation and taken people hostage]]''. His only mention of it is that he muses how much trouble the Rockets gave Red before reaching him. While his Pokémon Origins self is considerably more dickish than in the game, in this situation he’s a bit better about it, it’s clear that his refusal to engage the Rockets is more out of considering that they’re in over their heads dealing with a notorious criminal organization. It helps that their encounter happens outside the building, the operation itself is clandestine instead of a city-wide invasion, with the two only learning about it from an employee that managed to escape, and Blue at least goes to inform the police with the employee while Red infiltrates the building.
* {{Jerkass}}: He likes to get under the player's skin anytime they cross paths.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thankfully matures into this by ''Gold and Silver''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Good luck trying to beat the game without accidentally finding out from somewhere that Blue is the Champion.
* NonElemental: As a Gym Leader and Champion, Blue has no type specialty and is the only Leader in the entire series who doesn't. Technically, his Pokémon cover [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[BlowYouAway Flying]], [[GreenThumb Grass]], [[PsychicPowers Psychic]], [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Fighting]], [[NonElemental Normal]], and [[DishingOutDirt Ground/Rock]].
* OneHourWorkWeek: Daisy mentions in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that her brother goes out of town so often that it causes problems for the trainers. Technically, Blue's traveling the world to find and study new Pokémon for his grandfather, but that's little consolation to trainers who want a Viridian City Gym badge.
* ParentalAbandonment: Oak apparently raises him and his sister on his own.
* PetTheDog: In the Gen I remakes, he gives you the Fame Checker following the Cerulean City encounter just because he feels sorry for you.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Red's Blue.
* TheRival: The first and the most straightly played. The player and Blue compete to see who can become the better trainer. Blue is always a step ahead of the player no matter, and always arrogantly looking down on them, setting up a rival you ''want'' to beat.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zigzagged. Although Blue acts more like an aggressive, arrogant [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] compared to [[NiceGuy Red]], Blue is actually [[RedOniBlueOni more emotional and loses his temper easily while Red is usually calm and almost]] [[TheStoic never shows any emotions]]. This is even emphasized in their new designs in ''Sun and Moon'', where Red has a more [[RatedMForManly well-built, toned appearance]], while Blue looks more like a [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]].
* SignatureMove: Trick Room as the Gym Leader in Generation IV. While only his Exeggutor knows it, it helps Exeggutor itself and its equally slow teammates (Machamp and Rhydon as well as Tyranitar in the rematches) to go first instead.
* TheSmartGuy: He's as much a Pokémon researcher as a Gym Leader in later games. It's mentioned several times that Blue travels all over the world finding and studying new Pokémon for his grandfather, and he tends to go off on tangents about Pokémon evolution and technical skills when you speak with him.
* SoreLoser: Even after he loses, he talks as if it's the player who needs to get stronger, not him (he finally begrudgingly accepts his loss after the final battle). [[CharacterDevelopment Not so much later]] [[TookALevelInKindness in the timeline, though.]]
* StealthPun: LostInTranslation; the Kanto Gym Badges are named after colors in the Japanese version, with the Viridian Gym's Earth Badge being called the Green Badge. Blue, named Green in the Japanese version, takes over the Viridian Gym after Giovanni's departure, so Green gives you the Green Badge.
* SuperMode: Blue can potentially have a Mega Pidgeot, Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados, Mega Aerodactyl, or Mega Tyranitar when faced in the Battle Tree.
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: His Gym Leader team is based off of his ''Red and Blue'' team... omitting the starter[[note]]Blue will have on his team a Gyarados, an Arcanine, and an Exeggutor, dropping one for his Blastoise, Charizard, or Venusaur respectively; here he has all three of the first[[/note]]. This is to avoid giving a 'canon' choice of his (and therefore Red's) starter. Notably, he does NOT have an Eeveelution, or any other Pokémon exclusively from his team in ''Yellow''.
* ThisCannotBe: In the Italian version, after you beat him in the first battle of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', in his grandfather's laboratory.
-->'''Blue''': Cosa? Non può essere! Era il Pokémon sbagliato![[labelnote:Literal English translation]]What? ThisCannotBe That was the wrong Pokémon![[/labelnote]]
* TimeSkip: He's visibly in his late teens/early 20's in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* TookALevelInBadass: After his stint as Champion, he took over Giovanni's Gym and is the toughest Gym Leader of the 8 Kanto leaders (and the toughest of the 16 in the Indigo League, and possibly toughest of all the Gym leaders in the entire series). He may be second to Red, but that still makes him the second toughest trainer in the game.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He and Red used to be good friends, until he started being a bully for whatever reason right before ''Red and Blue'' start. Thankfully, this has [[TookALevelInKindness largely faded]] by ''Sun and Moon'', where he's back to being best friends with Red and even kinda friendly with young trainers.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes nicer by ''Gold and Silver''. This continues in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where despite being openly irritated about losing, he still compliments the player for being "the real deal" when defeated and congratulates them if they win the tournament, and by the time of ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' he doesn't mind losing at all.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike Giovanni, Blue has a mixture of types for his Viridian Gym battle.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[AllThereInTheManual The guidebook for ''Red and Blue'']] explains that he was Red's best friend until shortly before the start of the game, when he become a bully. Despite this, there's still [[VitriolicBestBuds times where he talks to you like an old friend]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Red have apparently (re)developed into this by the time they appear in ''Sun and Moon''; for his part, Blue has clearly mellowed with age.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. While one Pokémon will always inevitably be more powerful than the others, which Pokémon it is changes in every game. Given a nod in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where he is one of the few trainers in the World Tournament who will lead with whatever Pokémon he feels like leading with, unlike almost everyone else, who always lead with their signature Pokémon.
** He will have whichever starter has the advantage over Red's. In early promo art for [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Green.]] he was [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/ec/Charizard_red_stuff.jpg always]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c8/Kensugiart2.png seen]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b6/Sugimori1996.png with the Charmander line,]] in contrast to [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/55/Rival_artwork.png Red's original Bulbasaur.]] However as Red has become more associated with Charizard, Blue has become more likely to have Blastoise (as seen in the main anime, ''Origins'', and ''Generations''.)
** He will usually has a trio of Pokémon that are Grass, Fire, and Water types. In games where he and Red both show up as challengers, Red would have all the Kanto starters, so Blue would have Gyarados, Arcanine, and Exeggutor. In games where Blue is the rival, his starter would replace a Pokémon in that trio as his strongest Pokémon. Of those three aforementioned Pokémon, Exeggutor has the best attendance record in the games, and Arcanine in adaptations. Similarly, he gets Eevee in Yellow to contrast Red's Pikachu.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Blue uses a Rattata against the player during their battle in Cerulean City, which evolves into a Raticate in his next battle. After that, it disappears from his team without mention.



[[folder:Kris]]

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Introduced in ''Pokémon Crystal'', Kris was the very first protagonist you could choose who was female. Before this, the only option was a boy. However, unlike some later games, this was purely aesthetic and had no bearing on the plot, and her story is identical to Ethan's.

She has a few characters based on her in various media. Her anime iteration was named Marina and her goal at the time was to be a "Pokémon Idol" (and later on in the series, a Top Coordinator). Kris does not appear in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as she was replaced with Lyra. In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' her counterpart is Crystal, who was given Lyra's costume in the remake arc.
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* AllThereInTheManual: The back of the box for ''Crystal'' gives her CanonName as Kris.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Was not revamped for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', instead being replaced by Lyra.
* DistaffCounterpart: A possible reason why she wasn't in the [[=HG/SS=]] series is that she's essentially just a female version of Ethan.
* MeaningfulName: Kris in ''Crystal''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her counterparts in adaptations are often seen with either the Totodile or Chikorita lines.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: To match the color of ''Crystal'', and to stick out in the overworld.

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[[folder:Kris]]

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Introduced in ''Pokémon Crystal'', Kris was
!!Generation II

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BadassAdorable: Adorable children who manage to take down a resurgent Team Rocket, beat
the very first protagonist you could choose who was female. Before this, Pokémon League, and even defeat Red.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: They can optionally battle and defeat Red,
the only option was a boy. However, unlike some later games, this was purely aesthetic highest leveled trainer in his respective game and had no bearing on the plot, and her story is identical to Ethan's.

She has
a few characters based on her in various media. Her anime iteration was named Marina and her goal at the time was to be a "Pokémon Idol" (and later on legend for his deeds in the series, a Top Coordinator). Kris does not appear in previous games.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: In
''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', there's a sequence that requires them to dress up like a Rocket Grunt to get into the Radio Tower.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Actually averted in a rather interesting way. The protagonist's talent
as she was replaced with Lyra. In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' her counterpart a trainer and love for Pokémon in general is Crystal, who was recognized by the elder of the Dragon Clan, and they get accepted as a member of the clan and given Lyra's costume a Dratini in the remake arc.
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process. Blue will also refer to them as the Johto Champion just before his fight in ''Crystal''.
* AllThereInTheManual: The back HeroicMime: Copycat still somehow manages to mimic their speech, suggesting that they do speak but are not heard by the player.
* KidHero: They're not even teenagers yet when they start their journey, though their exact age is never given.
* LittleMissBadass: Both female protagonists, as usual; they take out Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red at the ripe old age of [[VagueAge 11/12]].
* MacguffinDeliveryService: At the beginning
of the box for ''Crystal'' gives her CanonName Johto games with a Togepi egg, which kickstarts their fateful encounters with Oak and Silver as Kris.well as starting off their journey.
* NiceHat: Ethan wears a black and yellow baseball cap, while Lyra wears a large white hat, and Kris has a yellow skull cap.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Was not revamped for RivalsTeamUp: The player and the rival are forced into an impromptu double battle against Clair and Lance while training in Dragon's Den.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Just like in the Generation I remakes, played straight in ''Crystal'', averted in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' where the one you don't pick shows up as a recurring [=NPC=].
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: If the Celebi event was any indication, they were most likely ''the'' direct factor that caused Giovanni to realize that his dreams at re-establishing Team Rocket were a hopeless endeavor, and immediately abandon his station in Tohjo Falls after the battle ends, leaving the rest of Team Rocket in past-day Goldenrod City during the takeover of the radio tower completely dumbfounded at his supposed inactivity... all of this happening while their present-day counterpart is still curbstomping the rest of Team Rocket at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, no less.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In
''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', instead being replaced by Lyra.
* DistaffCounterpart: A possible reason why she wasn't
whoever you didn't choose says the gender equivalent of this to their grandma when you're with them in the [[=HG/SS=]] series is that she's essentially just a female version of Ethan.
* MeaningfulName: Kris in ''Crystal''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her counterparts in adaptations are often seen with either the Totodile or Chikorita lines.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: To match the color of ''Crystal'', and to stick out in the overworld.
daycare.



[[folder:Lyra (Kotone)]]

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Rather than re-using Kris for the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the game designers created a new female protagonist for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. Lyra is a young girl who resides in New Bark Town and is just starting out as a trainer... If you're choosing her as the player character. Like most of the later games in the series, the protagonist that the player didn't choose will still show up as an NPC. In this case, she'll be a friend who shows you the ropes on catching Pokémon. She appeared in the anime as a trainer who traveled with Ash and friends for a time to promote her (then newly released) games.

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[[folder:Lyra (Kotone)]]

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[[folder:Ethan (Hibiki)]]

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Rather than re-using Kris for Three years after Red defeated Team Rocket and won the remakes of Pokémon League, a new Pokémon trainer from New Bark Town in the Johto region was given his first Pokémon. He was given the same task to catch them all, although now there are more species to find.

Just like Red, he was the sole protagonist in
''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', although that changed when ''Pokémon Crystal'' came out. You could now choose him or the game designers created a new female protagonist for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. Lyra is a young girl who resides in New Bark Town and is just starting out as a trainer... If you're choosing her as the player character. Like most of the later that game. When his games were given remakes, he was given another female counterpart named Lyra, along with a canon name (Ethan) and a new design. He also has a few characters based on him in the series, the protagonist that the player didn't choose will still show up as an NPC. In this case, she'll be a friend who shows you the ropes on catching Pokémon. She appeared in the various media, including ''two'' anime counterparts (one using the old design named Jimmy and another using the updated one as a trainer who traveled with Ash cameo in a movie), and friends for a time to promote her (then newly released) games.''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' character named Gold.



* AwesomeBackpack: Same as Ethan, having no limit on items it can carry, although for her it's more of a purse.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has brown hair and eyes.
* TheDitz: NPC Lyra, during the portion of the tutorial where you learn how to catch Pokémon, will have to do so twice because she forgot to show you properly the first time.
* IconicItem: Her NiceHat and overalls.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Kris as the new female counterpart to Ethan. She has an appearance that's close enough to be considered a redesign although with brown instead of blue hair but WordOfGod says she was designed from scratch. Picking up on this in the manga adaptation Kris was simply given Lyra's outfit instead of creating a new character for her.
* WeaponOfChoice: Marill if she fills the NPC role. Adaptations often give her the Chikorita line.
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* AwesomeBackpack: Same as Ethan, having In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', thanks to the mechanics introduced in ''Diamond and Pearl'', it has no limit on the number of items it can carry, although unlike in the original games.
* CanonName: [[AllThereInTheManual The manual
for her it's more of a purse.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has brown hair
Gold Version]] refers to the player as "a boy named Gold", and eyes.
* TheDitz: NPC Lyra, during
the portion of manual for Silver refers to the tutorial where you learn how to catch Pokémon, will have to do so twice because she forgot to show you properly player as "a boy named Silver," implying that his name should just be the first time.
* IconicItem: Her NiceHat and overalls.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Kris as
default Version name-Gold, like Red above. He was named Jimmy (Kenta in Japan) in the new female counterpart anime. In Generation IV, he was ''finally'' given a in-game name: Ethan.
* {{Expy}}: His original design looked very similar
to Red's.
* OneSteveLimit: In the original ''Gold & Silver'', a Pokémaniac on the S.S. Aqua had the name
Ethan. She has an appearance that's close enough In the remakes, said trainer is renamed Morgan to be considered a redesign although with brown instead of blue hair but WordOfGod says she was designed from scratch. Picking up on adhere to this in the manga adaptation Kris was simply given Lyra's outfit instead of creating a new character for her.
trope.
* WeaponOfChoice: In official art for the games he's usually depicted with either the Chikorita or Totodile lines. However, in most adaptations he's given Cyndaquil, and as such he tends to get heavily associated with it. They also have similar color schemes. In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's Marill if she he fills the NPC role. Adaptations often give her the Chikorita line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
role.



!!Generation III

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* AffectionateNickname: As the player character, Archie will call them "little scamp" or just "scamp".
* BadassAdorable: They have no problem standing face-to-face with a beast that can '''shift continents''', '''raise the sea''', or '''Hyper Beam them to death''', depending on the version. Or all three of them in ''Emerald''.
* DisappearedDad: So far as the player, the only ''aversion'' in the main series--the protagonist's father is Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader.
* DragonRider: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' they can ride the legendary dragon Pokémon Latios or Latias depending on the game version after obtaining the Eon Flute.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** Actually ''averted'', though not to the degree of ''X and Y'', in the remakes ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Your accomplishments in this game, from stopping Groudon/Kyogre to becoming Champion, are all acknowledged in game. Your claim to fame as Champion is even mentioned on the [=BuzzNav=] postgame, and everyone refers to you as the new Champion, while calling Steven the former Champion; [[spoiler: it's a point of contention, in fact, for Zinnia, who sees you, and not Steven, as worthy of being her ally, due to your status]].
** [[spoiler: Additionally, in a similar vein to the Johto games, you are named the Successor to the will of the Draconids; essentially taking over Zinnia's role as Lorekeeper, and the protector of the entire Hoenn region.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: As with all of the games, no one seems to care that they're traveling around the island and fighting villains even though they're only [[VagueAge 12-ish]].
* GrayEyes: Both of them in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', representing their generally calm natures.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Brendan and May even more in remakes. Scenes have been added that make it seem like the player and the opposite gendered rivals are in love with each other, such as the date at the Mossdeep Space Center after the end of the Delta Episode. However, the only time that the term "boyfriend/girlfriend" is used is when an ad on the PokéNav+ jokes about the player character finding a love interest using the Item Finder.
* NaiveNewcomer: As with any Pokémon game, the player character is entirely new to Pokémon training, despite being a natural at it. However, a first for the series, the player character is confirmed to ''not'' be native to the region the games take place in; they hail from Johto, specifically Olivine City.
* NiceHat: As per tradition. Yes, that weird white thing for Brendan is a knit cap. A bandanna for May.
* TheRival: The one you don't choose to play as, though to a lesser extent than the previous rivals as the role is shared with Wally.
* SuperMode: In the remakes they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution.
* TookALevelInBadass: As the player character, they ''save'' the world from utter annihilation of the awakened pissed-off Legendary (depending on version of course) by either defeating or capturing them.
* TotallyRadical: In ''Emerald'', their [=PokéNav=] nickname is "Rad Neighbor" if they're the Rival.
* UncattyResemblance: In the remakes, their Contest outfits match costumes that Cosplay Pikachu can wear -- Rock Star for Brendan and Pop Star for May.
* VagueAge: Averted in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', as the [=BuzzNav=] states the rival character to be 12. Presumably the player character is the same age or around it.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May and Brendan are drawn looking similar to teenagers for their designs in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', despite being only 12. A Grunt even refers to them as teenagers on one occasion.

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!!Generation III

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* AffectionateNickname: As
[[folder:Kris]]

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Introduced in ''Pokémon Crystal'', Kris was
the player character, Archie will call them "little scamp" or just "scamp".
* BadassAdorable: They have no problem standing face-to-face with a beast that can '''shift continents''', '''raise the sea''', or '''Hyper Beam them to death''', depending on the version. Or all three of them in ''Emerald''.
* DisappearedDad: So far as the player,
very first protagonist you could choose who was female. Before this, the only ''aversion'' option was a boy. However, unlike some later games, this was purely aesthetic and had no bearing on the plot, and her story is identical to Ethan's.

She has a few characters based on her in various media. Her anime iteration was named Marina and her goal at the time was to be a "Pokémon Idol" (and later on
in the main series--the protagonist's father is Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader.
* DragonRider: In ''Omega Ruby
series, a Top Coordinator). Kris does not appear in ''[=HeartGold=] and Alpha Sapphire'' they can ride the legendary dragon Pokémon Latios or Latias depending on the game version after obtaining the Eon Flute.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** Actually ''averted'', though not to the degree of ''X and Y'',
[=SoulSilver=]'', as she was replaced with Lyra. In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' her counterpart is Crystal, who was given Lyra's costume in the remakes ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Your accomplishments in this game, from stopping Groudon/Kyogre to becoming Champion, are all acknowledged in game. Your claim to fame as Champion is even mentioned on remake arc.
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* AllThereInTheManual: The back of
the [=BuzzNav=] postgame, and everyone refers to you as the new Champion, while calling Steven the former Champion; [[spoiler: it's a point of contention, in fact, box for Zinnia, who sees you, and not Steven, as worthy of being ''Crystal'' gives her ally, due to your status]].CanonName as Kris.
** [[spoiler: Additionally, in a similar vein to the Johto games, you are named the Successor to the will of the Draconids; essentially taking over Zinnia's role as Lorekeeper, * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Was not revamped for ''[=HeartGold=] and the protector of the entire Hoenn region.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: As with all of the games, no one seems to care that they're traveling around the island and fighting villains even though they're only [[VagueAge 12-ish]].
* GrayEyes: Both of them in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', representing their generally calm natures.
[=SoulSilver=]'', instead being replaced by Lyra.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Brendan and May even more DistaffCounterpart: A possible reason why she wasn't in remakes. Scenes have been added the [[=HG/SS=]] series is that make it seem like the player and the opposite gendered rivals are in love with each other, such as the date at the Mossdeep Space Center after the end of the Delta Episode. However, the only time that the term "boyfriend/girlfriend" is used is when an ad on the PokéNav+ jokes about the player character finding she's essentially just a love interest using the Item Finder.
* NaiveNewcomer: As with any Pokémon game, the player character is entirely new to Pokémon training, despite being a natural at it. However, a first for the series, the player character is confirmed to ''not'' be native to the region the games take place in; they hail from Johto, specifically Olivine City.
* NiceHat: As per tradition. Yes, that weird white thing for Brendan is a knit cap. A bandanna for May.
* TheRival: The one you don't choose to play as, though to a lesser extent than the previous rivals as the role is shared with Wally.
* SuperMode: In the remakes they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution.
* TookALevelInBadass: As the player character, they ''save'' the world from utter annihilation of the awakened pissed-off Legendary (depending on
female version of course) by Ethan.
* MeaningfulName: Kris in ''Crystal''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her counterparts in adaptations are often seen with
either defeating or capturing them.
* TotallyRadical: In ''Emerald'', their [=PokéNav=] nickname is "Rad Neighbor" if they're
the Rival.
Totodile or Chikorita lines.
* UncattyResemblance: In the remakes, their Contest outfits YouGottaHaveBlueHair: To match costumes that Cosplay Pikachu can wear -- Rock Star for Brendan the color of ''Crystal'', and Pop Star for May.
* VagueAge: Averted
to stick out in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', as the [=BuzzNav=] states the rival character to be 12. Presumably the player character is the same age or around it.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May and Brendan are drawn looking similar to teenagers for their designs in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', despite being only 12. A Grunt even refers to them as teenagers on one occasion.
overworld.



[[folder:Brendan (Yuuki)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto (JP) (promo)


Like ''Pokémon Crystal'', For ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you can choose between a male or female protagonist. Whichever one you chose; they follow the same story:

As the protagonist, You've recently moved to Littleroot Town in the Hoenn region from somewhere else (In Ruby and Sapphire, it was Johto, while in Emerald it was "somewhere far away"). Your father has become the gym leader of Petalburg City, and you're just the right age to start your Pokémon journey. Your town has a Pokémon Professor who will gladly give you a starter, but he's more into fieldwork than sitting around in a lab so he isn't there. Turns out that he's got himself into trouble with a wild Pokémon and you must help him by getting one of the starters from his bag. The rest of the story is up to you.

Brendan himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations, but he's made a few cameos in Pokémon movies where he's an accomplished trainer competing in tournaments. He also has a counterpart in Ruby from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', and others in ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', and ''Pokemon Battle Frontier''.

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[[folder:Brendan (Yuuki)]]

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[[folder:Lyra (Kotone)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto (JP) (promo)


Like ''Pokémon Crystal'', For ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you can choose between
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Rather than re-using Kris for the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the game designers created
a male or new female protagonist. Whichever one you chose; they follow the same story:

As the protagonist, You've recently moved to Littleroot
protagonist for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. Lyra is a young girl who resides in New Bark Town in the Hoenn region from somewhere else (In Ruby and Sapphire, it was Johto, while in Emerald it was "somewhere far away"). Your father has become the gym leader of Petalburg City, and is just starting out as a trainer... If you're just choosing her as the right age to start your Pokémon journey. Your town has a Pokémon Professor who will gladly give you a starter, but he's more into fieldwork than sitting around in a lab so he isn't there. Turns out that he's got himself into trouble with a wild Pokémon and you must help him by getting one player character. Like most of the starters from his bag. The rest of later games in the story is series, the protagonist that the player didn't choose will still show up to you.

Brendan himself hasn't
as an NPC. In this case, she'll be a friend who shows you the ropes on catching Pokémon. She appeared in other adaptations, but he's made the anime as a few cameos in Pokémon movies where he's an accomplished trainer competing in tournaments. He also has a counterpart in Ruby from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', who traveled with Ash and others in ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', and ''Pokemon Battle Frontier''.friends for a time to promote her (then newly released) games.



* {{Adorkable}}: In the remakes, Brendan trades in his {{Tsundere}} tendencies for this instead. He's much friendlier toward the player, and stammers talking to her at times.
* AlliterativeName: If he's an NPC, his name is Brendan Birch.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' artwork has him with noticeably darker skin than his ''Ruby/Sapphire'' or ''Emerald'' art.
* BadassBookworm: Brendan's [=PokéNav =] description claims that he battles "with knowledge".
* BreakTheHaughty: In the originals, this happens to him as your rival if you're May.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only shows up for a couple scenes in a few movies.
* ChickMagnet: In Omega Ruby despite being 12 he gets affection from and has ship tease with May, Lisia, Zinnia, Courtney and Shelly to name some.
* CoolHat: Brendan's traditional [[https://twitter.com/SUPER_32X/status/40800048816209920 knit cap]], though a not-insignificant portion of the fandom likes to portray him as having white hair.
* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted. For some obscure reason he always consistently wears a knit cap, and in ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' he's wearing a rather thick jacket in the subtropical region that is Hoenn.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: As a NPC it's mentioned he wants to be a better researcher than his dad.
* MeaningfulName:
** Yuuki means "bravery".
** Two of Brendan's default names are Landon and Sean; referring to the 2 legendary Pokémon.
** In ''Emerald'', one of Brendan's default names is "Rald."
** In '''''O'''mega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' pre-release media and the official demo, his name is '''O'''r'''land'''o.
* OneSteveLimit: Very nearly broken in ''Emerald'', as Brendan's name is similar to Pyramid King Brandon.
* ShipTease: In ''Emerald'', as a rival he states ''"I just saw a huge green Pokémon flying across the sky!....I wish you were there, <player's name>."'' Take of that what you will, but the way [[{{Tsundere}} NPC-Brendan acts toward you]]. This is a bit more obvious in the remakes, where he outright stammers a few times when speaking to you, expresses concern and admiration, and is quite disappointed if you decline his invitation to travel with him back to Petalburg.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: As your rival, Brendan in Lilycove City claims [[IHaveThisFriend he's definitely not there to buy dolls.]] Afterwards, a Swablu Plushie can be seen in his bedroom.
* ToBeAMaster: Brendan as either role. (NPC-Brendan states that he wants to be a professor).
* {{Tsundere}}: Brendan plays a Type B version of this as an NPC; normally a NiceGuy but often kind of a jerk toward you. This is absent in the remakes, however; beyond one potentially demeaning comment the first time you meet (he was hoping you'd be a boy) he's nothing but kind and encouraging thereafter, outright declaring you friends.
* WeaponOfChoice: Like Red, Brendan's Signature Mon changes depending on the adaptation or official source he's seen in. Official art for the original games shows him with a Torchic and Combusken (referencing Ruby version.) His main anime and manga counterparts give him the Mudkip line.
** Since the remakes, he's been pretty solidly the Treecko line.

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* {{Adorkable}}: In AwesomeBackpack: Same as Ethan, having no limit on items it can carry, although for her it's more of a purse.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has brown hair and eyes.
* TheDitz: NPC Lyra, during
the remakes, Brendan trades in his {{Tsundere}} tendencies for this instead. He's much friendlier toward the player, and stammers talking to her at times.
* AlliterativeName: If he's an NPC, his name is Brendan Birch.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' artwork has him with noticeably darker skin than his ''Ruby/Sapphire'' or ''Emerald'' art.
* BadassBookworm: Brendan's [=PokéNav =] description claims that he battles "with knowledge".
* BreakTheHaughty: In the originals, this happens to him as your rival if you're May.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only shows up for a couple scenes in a few movies.
* ChickMagnet: In Omega Ruby despite being 12 he gets affection from and has ship tease with May, Lisia, Zinnia, Courtney and Shelly to name some.
* CoolHat: Brendan's traditional [[https://twitter.com/SUPER_32X/status/40800048816209920 knit cap]], though a not-insignificant
portion of the fandom likes to portray him as having white hair.
* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted. For some obscure reason he always consistently wears a knit cap, and in ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' he's wearing a rather thick jacket in the subtropical region that is Hoenn.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: As a NPC it's mentioned he wants to be a better researcher than his dad.
* MeaningfulName:
** Yuuki means "bravery".
** Two of Brendan's default names are Landon and Sean; referring to the 2 legendary Pokémon.
** In ''Emerald'', one of Brendan's default names is "Rald."
** In '''''O'''mega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' pre-release media and the official demo, his name is '''O'''r'''land'''o.
* OneSteveLimit: Very nearly broken in ''Emerald'', as Brendan's name is similar to Pyramid King Brandon.
* ShipTease: In ''Emerald'', as a rival he states ''"I just saw a huge green Pokémon flying across the sky!....I wish you were there, <player's name>."'' Take of that what you will, but the way [[{{Tsundere}} NPC-Brendan acts toward you]]. This is a bit more obvious in the remakes,
tutorial where he outright stammers a few times when speaking to you, expresses concern and admiration, and is quite disappointed if you decline his invitation learn how to travel with him back catch Pokémon, will have to Petalburg.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: As your rival, Brendan in Lilycove City claims [[IHaveThisFriend he's definitely not there
do so twice because she forgot to buy dolls.]] Afterwards, a Swablu Plushie can be seen in his bedroom.
* ToBeAMaster: Brendan as either role. (NPC-Brendan states that he wants to be a professor).
* {{Tsundere}}: Brendan plays a Type B version of this as an NPC; normally a NiceGuy but often kind of a jerk toward you. This is absent in the remakes, however; beyond one potentially demeaning comment
show you properly the first time you meet (he time.
* IconicItem: Her NiceHat and overalls.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Kris as the new female counterpart to Ethan. She has an appearance that's close enough to be considered a redesign although with brown instead of blue hair but WordOfGod says she
was hoping you'd be designed from scratch. Picking up on this in the manga adaptation Kris was simply given Lyra's outfit instead of creating a boy) he's nothing but kind and encouraging thereafter, outright declaring you friends.
new character for her.
* WeaponOfChoice: Like Red, Brendan's Signature Mon changes depending on Marill if she fills the adaptation or official source he's seen in. Official art for the original games shows him with a Torchic and Combusken (referencing Ruby version.) His main anime and manga counterparts NPC role. Adaptations often give him her the Mudkip Chikorita line.
** Since the remakes, he's been pretty solidly the Treecko line.%%* ZettaiRyouiki



[[folder:May (Haruka)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP) (promo)

The other protagonist of the ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, she is the option if you want to play as a girl.

If you don't choose her as the protagonist, she'll be a rival who is the child of Professor Birch, the Pokémon Professor of the Hoenn region. Unlike previous rivals, this one is more friendly. The same role applies to Brendan if you choose her as the protagonist.

May has had several different characters based on her. Her anime counterpart is the most prominent, as she was a traveling companion for Ash. At first she didn't care for Pokémon and only wanted to travel, but she soon discovered Pokémon Contests and she learned to like them. She also has a counterpart in WildChild Sapphire from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.

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[[folder:May (Haruka)]]

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[[folder:"Silver"]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP) (promo)

The other protagonist of
by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English)

->''"I hate
the ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, she is weak. Pokémon, trainers. It doesn't matter who or what. I'm going to be strong and wipe out the option if weak. That goes for Team Rocket too. They act big and tough in a group. But get them alone, and they're weak. I hate them all. You stay out of my way. A weakling like you want is only a distraction."''

TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is
to play as a girl.

If you don't choose her as the protagonist, she'll be a rival who is the child of Professor Birch, the
steal his starting Pokémon Professor of from the Hoenn region. Unlike previous rivals, Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this one is more friendly. The same role applies to Brendan if you choose her as the protagonist.

May has had several different characters based on her. Her anime
approach and slowly turns over a new leaf.

His
counterpart is Silver in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures,'' and he has a pseudo-counterpart in Paul from the most prominent, as she was a traveling companion for Ash. At anime, even though the character first she didn't care for Pokémon showed up in the Diamond and only wanted to travel, but she soon discovered Pokémon Contests and she learned to like them. She also has a counterpart in WildChild Sapphire from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Pearl arc.



%%* {{Adorkable}}
* BoyishShortHair: Keeps her hair short on the back while grows out the ones on the sides.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl: NPC-May gives off this vibe.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' Contest clothes with a bow and ribbons on the right side of her head and a scrunchy(?) bracelet on her left wrist.
* GenkiGirl: NPC-May is quite energetic, more so than NPC-Brendan anyway. She really shows off this attitude in ''OR/AS'', with her adorable fist pumping action.
* GottaCatchEmAll: NPC-May, somewhat; after you fight her in Lilycove City, seems to be more interested in filling her Pokédex than continuing training.
* HairDecorations: May wears a large bow around her head in her ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also a small bow with ribbons in her Contest clothes.
* IdolSinger: The anime short/special for ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' shows her para para dancing alongside a Mega Altaria and a Mega Audino at a Pokémon Contest.
* ImprobableHairstyle: How does her thick sidetails stay afloat?
* {{Irony}}: Supposedly represents the Sapphire version in most depictions but she mostly prefers the Torchic line and the color red.
* MeaningfulName:
** Haruka means "Spring flower" but also means "far away", which goes with Norman's name Senri which can also refer to "1000 li" (2440 miles, but also an idiomatic way to say far away).
** Two of May's default names are Terra and Marina; also referring to Groudon and Kyogre.
** May is also the most well-known month of spring in the northern hemisphere, which matches her Japanese name. It could also refer to the Mayflower, which blooms in spring.
** In ''Omega Ruby and '''A'''lpha Sapphire'' pre-release media, her name is '''A'''nna.
* PluckyGirl: NPC-May is clumsy and shy but never lets ''any'' losses get her down.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Emerald'' and ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', May's top lacks sleeves.
* SkirtOverSlacks: In her ''Ruby and Sapphire'' outfit.
* TightsUnderShorts: Her design in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Torchic line in almost every appearance and adaptation.
** Official art for the third generation has also shown her with a Mudkip (as a reference to Sapphire Version.) In the official trailer for ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' she has both as the third Hoenn trainer Wally doesn't get a traditional starter (nor does he appear in the trailer).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not as prominent as Blue's Raticate, but if you picked Torchic while playing as Brendan in ''Emerald'', she will sport a Torkoal in her second (optional) battle in Rustboro City. Afterwards, the turtle is never seen again and a Slugma will be in its place. The only assumption as to what happened is that she likely placed it in the PC.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears a tiny white pair over her bike shorts in her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also in her Contest clothes.

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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* BoyishShortHair: Keeps her hair short on the back while grows out the ones on the sides.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl: NPC-May gives off this vibe.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' Contest clothes
AdaptationalAttractiveness: Same as with a bow Blue, Silver was considerably prettied-up in the remakes. He was made taller and ribbons on the right side of her head slimmer, and a scrunchy(?) bracelet on her left wrist.
* GenkiGirl: NPC-May
his new expression is quite energetic, more so than NPC-Brendan anyway. She really shows off this attitude in ''OR/AS'', with her adorable fist pumping action.slightly less threatening.
* GottaCatchEmAll: NPC-May, somewhat; after you fight her in Lilycove City, seems ArtisticAge: His ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' art makes him look more like a teenager, but he is stated to be more interested in filling her Pokédex than continuing training.
* HairDecorations: May wears a large bow around her head in her ''Omega Ruby''
Ethan and ''Alpha Sapphire'' design, Lyra's age.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A loner that prides himself on his power,
and also a small bow with ribbons in her Contest clothes.
* IdolSinger:
looks down on weaklings, he can back up his talk too. The anime short/special for ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' shows her para para dancing alongside a Mega Altaria Victory Road in ''Gold and a Mega Audino at a Silver'' and its remakes is the only Victory Road in the series devoid of trainers. The reason? [[OneManArmy Silver defeated them all.]]
-->'''Silver''': Man, they were all spineless!
* BadBoss: Towards his
Pokémon Contest.
pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* ImprobableHairstyle: How does her thick sidetails stay afloat?
* {{Irony}}: Supposedly represents
BackToBackBadasses: With the Sapphire version player when Lance and Clair decided to challenge them to a tag battle in most depictions ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
* {{Bishonen}}: His remake design, slightly.
* BloodKnight: He loves to battle, if just to prove his superiority over others.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he's by far the nastiest rival in the whole series,
but she mostly prefers by the Torchic line end he's completely reformed. More is added in the remakes, featuring a new double battle against Clair and Lance after his turn. Also upon visiting the color red.
* MeaningfulName:
** Haruka means "Spring flower"
Elm Pokémon Lab afterwards, you discover that he tried to return his starting Pokémon, but also means "far away", which goes with Norman's name Senri which can also refer Elm let him keep it since the Pokémon loved him so much. Not to "1000 li" (2440 miles, but also an idiomatic mention his FreudianExcuse is fully revealed and explained.
* ChildrenAreCruel: He's either abusive or borderline-abusive.
* ContinuityCameo: His anime counterpart appeared in the Japanese ''The Legend of Thunder'' special's intro.
* CrashIntoHello: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as a reference to [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Barry's]] usual
way to say far away).of meeting you. Unfortunately, he isn't anywhere near as kind as Barry is.
** Two of May's default names are Terra and Marina; also referring to Groudon and Kyogre.
** May is also the most well-known month of spring
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Only in the northern hemisphere, which matches her Japanese name. It could opening of the remakes, where for some reason he has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] rather than silver. Art for ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' also refer to has him with red eyes, so the Mayflower, which blooms in spring.
** In ''Omega Ruby and '''A'''lpha Sapphire'' pre-release media, her name is '''A'''nna.
* PluckyGirl: NPC-May is clumsy and shy but never lets ''any'' losses get her down.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Emerald'' and ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', May's top lacks sleeves.
* SkirtOverSlacks: In her ''Ruby and Sapphire'' outfit.
* TightsUnderShorts: Her design in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Torchic line in almost every appearance and adaptation.
shift to silver eyes may have been last-minute.
** Official art * [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Basically his character arc; by the end of it, he has [[TookALevelInKindness taken multiple levels in kindness]] and openly shows respect to the player, a huge shift from the cruel, harsh loner he was at the beginning of it.
* DisappearedDad: His dad up and left him when he wasn't even nine. [[spoiler: Add to the fact that his father is ''Giovanni...'']]
* DemotedToExtra: His appearance in the anime is a mere cameo in the opening.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Your first clue that he's a darker rival than Blue is the revelation that he stole his Starter Pokémon. Even before then, he shoves you away rudely when you talk to him outside Prof. Elm's lab.
* EvilRedhead: He's evil at first, but then he settles
for being a noble rival.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Pokemon Stadium 2''.
* FreudianExcuse:
** He's Giovanni's son. It was first implied in ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', but for whatever reason,
the third generation has outright confirmation in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' was edited out (a line literally translating to "I don't understand you, Dad!" dropped the "Dad" in the English version.
** His issues with strength and weakness
also shown her with a Mudkip (as a reference stem from him feeling like Team Rocket and his father were weak and fearing his own weakness. Before you head off into Victory Road, the last trainer you battle mentions Silver and notices how he has the feeling he has to Sapphire Version.) win at any cost, having a deep fear of failure and being weak.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: His dark red and purple design is definitely not meant to make him look cuddly.
* HateSink: Before his CharacterDevelopment, he's actually more the antagonist than Team Rocket! The player is pretty much meant to hate his guts early on.
* IdiotHair:
In the remakes. It's no indication of his character, however.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: All his obsession with being strong really amounts to this. He didn't want to be weak like his father, so he strives to be a good battler.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until later in the game, when he loosens up. There are several trainers throughout the game pre-Kanto who mention the guy curb stomping them in a battle and taunting on how lame they were.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Becomes one later on.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is much darker than the majority of the other rivals, having stolen his starter rather than being given one, being Giovanni's son, and treating his Pokémon like tools rather than friends.
* LonersAreFreaks: He does everything on his own, and is an exceptionally crude and ruthless boy. The player is probably the only human friend he has, but just that fact helps him become a much kinder person.
* MeaningfulName: While his original design had him with red eyes, as his concept art showed, his remake design makes his name meaningful. His name is "Silver" and he has gray, or ''silver'', eyes.
* MissingMom: Unlike the player, who has a dad who is never mentioned, his mother is never mentioned ever.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: TropeNamer. In ''Gold and Silver'', he tells you this verbatim after your first fight.
* NoNameGiven: The closest he has been given to a canon name is Silver, which was his default in ''Gold'' and ''Crystal'' to contrast with Ethan's original name Gold. In the remakes, "Silver" is never used- "Soul" is in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and "Heart" in ''[=SoulSilver=]''.
* PetTheDog: Even before his CharacterDevelopment, the fact that he gets a Crobat (a Pokemon that can only be obtained through [[ThePowerOfFriendship maxing a Golbat's happiness]]) later in the game already hints that he's not all bad.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes in the originals, as well as in the opening of the remakes, despite
official trailer artwork giving him silver eyes.
* TheRival: Silver ignites a one-sided, bitter rivalry with the player, hoping to prove he is better than them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He states he only has time
for ''Omega Ruby strong Pokémon, the others are worthless to him.
* TheSociopath: Shades of this, even more of them in the remakes, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* SequelEscalation: It [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't until Generation III]] that the developers decided to make TheRival a more friendly endeavor,
and Alpha Sapphire'' she has both they were coming off the JerkAss Blue. Thus was born one of the darkest characters in the series, whom held the title until N came along.
* SoreLoser: Despite being defeated by the player a number of times he calls you out for being ''pathetically weak''.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The infamous event where he strips the character of the Rocket disguise right before you could get the infiltration plan going is this. Unlike other examples of the trope, he soon realizes why you wore the outfit but [[{{Jerkass}} calls you pathetic for resorting to disguise before walking off]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Resolves to be a kinder Trainer to his Pokémon after having his brutish behavior spelled out
as the third Hoenn trainer Wally doesn't get reason for his failures as a traditional starter (nor does he appear Trainer. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration even exemplified in-game]] by having his Golbat evolve into a Crobat, which can only evolve with extreme happiness.
* {{Tsundere}}: Some of his post-CharacterDevelopment dialogue implies he's a type A. This is even a FanNickname for him
in the trailer).
Japanese fandom.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not as prominent as Blue's Raticate, but if you picked Torchic while playing as Brendan in ''Emerald'', she will sport a Torkoal in her second (optional) battle in Rustboro City. Afterwards, WeaponOfChoice: Most adaptations give him the turtle Totodile line.
** He
is never seen again and a Slugma will be in its place. The also associated with Sneasel, who has the honor of being the only assumption as member of this Silver's party (besides the starter) carried over to what happened is his ''Adventures'' counterpart. They even share a color scheme.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's implied
that she likely placed it in he feels this way about the PC.
PlayerCharacter.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears WouldHitAGirl: If you [[CaptainObvious play as a tiny white pair over her bike shorts in her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' design, and girl]]. He also in her Contest clothes.shoves Clair away when she offers to team with him against Lance and the player.



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* BackToBackBadasses:
** Dawn and Lucas pair up to combat Team Galactic. One of them will even mention that they form a dream team together.
** Barry also gets in on the action occasionally.
** Later on top of Mt. Coronet they team up with Barry during the final confrontation with Team Galactic.
* BadassAdorable: A dragon that has control over time? A beast that can expand space? A creature from a world separate from ours with control over antimatter? '''The creator of the universe?''' NO PROBLEM!
* BlueBoyPinkGirl: In ''Platinum'' Lucas primarily wears blue, and Dawn pink.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HairColorDissonance: There's confusion about his/her hair color between adaptations. Sugimori drew it a navy blue (or black with blue hints) type color in their main artwork, but everything else has them with a lighter hue.
%%* MissingMom: As an [=NPC=].
* NiceHat: A hunting cap for Lucas, a beanie for Dawn.
* PalsWithJesus: They can capture, and train, {{God}} itself.
* PowerTrio: The protagonist chosen forms one with Barry and the main character not chosen. All three of them get starters at the outset and are explicitly assembled by Prof. Rowan to help defeat Team Galactic around the mid point of the game.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Regardless of version or gender, the scarf is always there. Candice really likes it.
* ShipTease: The two players on a couple occasions. Mars even calls them a "lovey-dovey couple" at Lake Verity.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Lucas's hair and eye color matches Johanna's, albeit not the same shade. Dawn is basically Johanna ten or twenty years younger, with long hair. Barry is just a tamer Palmer in appearance.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In some adaptations like the anime it's definitely blue.

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* BackToBackBadasses:
** Dawn and Lucas pair up to combat Team Galactic. One of
AffectionateNickname: As the player character, Archie will call them will even mention that they form a dream team together.
** Barry also gets in on the action occasionally.
** Later on top of Mt. Coronet they team up with Barry during the final confrontation with Team Galactic.
"little scamp" or just "scamp".
* BadassAdorable: A dragon that has control over time? A They have no problem standing face-to-face with a beast that can expand space? A creature from a world separate from ours with control over antimatter? '''The creator of '''shift continents''', '''raise the universe?''' NO PROBLEM!
* BlueBoyPinkGirl: In ''Platinum'' Lucas primarily wears blue, and Dawn pink.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HairColorDissonance: There's confusion about his/her hair color between adaptations. Sugimori drew it a navy blue (or black with blue hints) type color in their main artwork, but everything else has
sea''', or '''Hyper Beam them with a lighter hue.
%%* MissingMom: As an [=NPC=].
* NiceHat: A hunting cap for Lucas, a beanie for Dawn.
* PalsWithJesus: They can capture, and train, {{God}} itself.
* PowerTrio: The protagonist chosen forms one with Barry and
to death''', depending on the main character not chosen. All version. Or all three of them get starters at in ''Emerald''.
* DisappearedDad: So far as
the outset player, the only ''aversion'' in the main series--the protagonist's father is Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader.
* DragonRider: In ''Omega Ruby
and Alpha Sapphire'' they can ride the legendary dragon Pokémon Latios or Latias depending on the game version after obtaining the Eon Flute.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** Actually ''averted'', though not to the degree of ''X and Y'', in the remakes ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Your accomplishments in this game, from stopping Groudon/Kyogre to becoming Champion,
are explicitly assembled by Prof. Rowan all acknowledged in game. Your claim to help defeat Team Galactic around fame as Champion is even mentioned on the mid [=BuzzNav=] postgame, and everyone refers to you as the new Champion, while calling Steven the former Champion; [[spoiler: it's a point of the game.contention, in fact, for Zinnia, who sees you, and not Steven, as worthy of being her ally, due to your status]].
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Regardless ** [[spoiler: Additionally, in a similar vein to the Johto games, you are named the Successor to the will of the Draconids; essentially taking over Zinnia's role as Lorekeeper, and the protector of the entire Hoenn region.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: As with all of the games, no one seems to care that they're traveling around the island and fighting villains even though they're only [[VagueAge 12-ish]].
* GrayEyes: Both of them in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', representing their generally calm natures.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Brendan and May even more in remakes. Scenes have been added that make it seem like the player and the opposite gendered rivals are in love with each other, such as the date at the Mossdeep Space Center after the end of the Delta Episode. However, the only time that the term "boyfriend/girlfriend" is used is when an ad on the PokéNav+ jokes about the player character finding a love interest using the Item Finder.
* NaiveNewcomer: As with any Pokémon game, the player character is entirely new to Pokémon training, despite being a natural at it. However, a first for the series, the player character is confirmed to ''not'' be native to the region the games take place in; they hail from Johto, specifically Olivine City.
* NiceHat: As per tradition. Yes, that weird white thing for Brendan is a knit cap. A bandanna for May.
* TheRival: The one you don't choose to play as, though to a lesser extent than the previous rivals as the role is shared with Wally.
* SuperMode: In the remakes they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution.
* TookALevelInBadass: As the player character, they ''save'' the world from utter annihilation of the awakened pissed-off Legendary (depending on
version of course) by either defeating or gender, capturing them.
* TotallyRadical: In ''Emerald'', their [=PokéNav=] nickname is "Rad Neighbor" if they're
the scarf is always there. Candice really likes it.
Rival.
* ShipTease: The two players on a couple occasions. Mars even calls them a "lovey-dovey couple" at Lake Verity.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Lucas's hair
UncattyResemblance: In the remakes, their Contest outfits match costumes that Cosplay Pikachu can wear -- Rock Star for Brendan and eye color matches Johanna's, albeit not Pop Star for May.
* VagueAge: Averted in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', as the [=BuzzNav=] states the rival character to be 12. Presumably the player character is
the same shade. Dawn is basically Johanna ten age or twenty years younger, with long hair. Barry is just a tamer Palmer around it.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May and Brendan are drawn looking similar to teenagers for their designs
in appearance.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In some adaptations like the anime it's definitely blue.
''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', despite being only 12. A Grunt even refers to them as teenagers on one occasion.



[[folder:Lucas (Kouki)]]

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The male character for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Lucas is a boy from Twinleaf Town who is just old enough to start his Pokémon journey. After viewing a documentary on a red Gyarados, he and his rather impatient friend Barry decide to explore the nearby Lake Verity to see if any special Pokémon can be found there. Along the way, they encounter Professor Rowan and his assistant (The player character you didn't chose). Once they get to the lake, all they can find there is a lone briefcase, opening the briefcase reveals three Pokéballs, each with starter Pokémon. Suddenly, Pokémon start to attack the pair of friends! You'll need to choose carefully which Pokémon you decide to use...

Lucas has had a few characters based on him. He had a brief cameo in a few of the Pokémon movies where he's seen battling Brendan. His first set of clothes also served as the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration for Ash's outfit]] in the ''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl'' anime. He has a direct counterpart in Diamond from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.

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[[folder:Lucas (Kouki)]]

[[folder:Brendan (Yuuki)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto (JP) (promo)


Like ''Pokémon Crystal'', For ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you can choose between a
male character for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Lucas is a boy or female protagonist. Whichever one you chose; they follow the same story:

As the protagonist, You've recently moved to Littleroot Town in the Hoenn region
from Twinleaf Town who is somewhere else (In Ruby and Sapphire, it was Johto, while in Emerald it was "somewhere far away"). Your father has become the gym leader of Petalburg City, and you're just old enough the right age to start his your Pokémon journey. After viewing Your town has a documentary on a red Gyarados, he and his rather impatient friend Barry decide to explore the nearby Lake Verity to see if any special Pokémon can be found there. Along the way, they encounter Professor Rowan and his assistant (The player character who will gladly give you didn't chose). Once they get to the lake, all they can find there is a lone briefcase, opening the briefcase reveals three Pokéballs, each starter, but he's more into fieldwork than sitting around in a lab so he isn't there. Turns out that he's got himself into trouble with starter Pokémon. Suddenly, a wild Pokémon start to attack the pair of friends! You'll need to choose carefully which Pokémon and you decide to use...

Lucas has had a few characters based on him. He had a brief cameo in a few
must help him by getting one of the starters from his bag. The rest of the story is up to you.

Brendan himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations, but he's made a few cameos in
Pokémon movies where he's seen battling Brendan. His first set of clothes an accomplished trainer competing in tournaments. He also served as the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration for Ash's outfit]] in the ''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl'' anime. He has a direct counterpart in Diamond Ruby from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', and Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.others in ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', and ''Pokemon Battle Frontier''.



* {{Adorkable}}: As an NPC, Lucas has shades of this. For all his brains, he's a very laid-back character.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only appears briefly in the beginning montages of a couple of the movies.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* PrimaryColorChampion: His outfit in ''Platinum'' is predominantly blue, red and white.
* ThemeNaming: Lucas's name comes from the Latin "lux," which means "light".
** The "Kou" in his Japanese name is an alternate reading of "Hikari", which means light respectively.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to the games usually associates him with the Piplup line. He doesn't appear often in adaptations, but when he does it's either with the Piplup or Turtwig lines.

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* {{Adorkable}}: As an NPC, Lucas has shades of this. For all In the remakes, Brendan trades in his brains, {{Tsundere}} tendencies for this instead. He's much friendlier toward the player, and stammers talking to her at times.
* AlliterativeName: If
he's a very laid-back character.
an NPC, his name is Brendan Birch.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' artwork has him with noticeably darker skin than his ''Ruby/Sapphire'' or ''Emerald'' art.
* BadassBookworm: Brendan's [=PokéNav =] description claims that he battles "with knowledge".
* BreakTheHaughty: In the originals, this happens to him as your rival if you're May.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only appears briefly in the beginning montages of shows up for a couple of the scenes in a few movies.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Barry, ChickMagnet: In Omega Ruby despite being 12 he gets affection from and has ship tease with May, Lisia, Zinnia, Courtney and Shelly to name some.
* CoolHat: Brendan's traditional [[https://twitter.com/SUPER_32X/status/40800048816209920 knit cap]], though a not-insignificant portion of the fandom likes to portray him as
having grown up white hair.
* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted. For some obscure reason he always consistently wears a knit cap, and in ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' he's wearing a rather thick jacket in the subtropical region that is Hoenn.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: As a NPC it's mentioned he wants to be a better researcher than his dad.
* MeaningfulName:
** Yuuki means "bravery".
** Two of Brendan's default names are Landon and Sean; referring to the 2 legendary Pokémon.
** In ''Emerald'', one of Brendan's default names is "Rald."
** In '''''O'''mega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' pre-release media and the official demo, his name is '''O'''r'''land'''o.
* OneSteveLimit: Very nearly broken in ''Emerald'',
as childhood Brendan's name is similar to Pyramid King Brandon.
* ShipTease: In ''Emerald'', as a rival he states ''"I just saw a huge green Pokémon flying across the sky!....I wish you were there, <player's name>."'' Take of that what you will, but the way [[{{Tsundere}} NPC-Brendan acts toward you]]. This is a bit more obvious in the remakes, where he outright stammers a few times when speaking to you, expresses concern and admiration, and is quite disappointed if you decline his invitation to travel with him back to Petalburg.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: As your rival, Brendan in Lilycove City claims [[IHaveThisFriend he's definitely not there to buy dolls.]] Afterwards, a Swablu Plushie can be seen in his bedroom.
* ToBeAMaster: Brendan as either role. (NPC-Brendan states that he wants to be a professor).
* {{Tsundere}}: Brendan plays a Type B version of this as an NPC; normally a NiceGuy but often kind of a jerk toward you. This is absent in the remakes, however; beyond one potentially demeaning comment the first time you meet (he was hoping you'd be a boy) he's nothing but kind and encouraging thereafter, outright declaring you
friends.
* PrimaryColorChampion: His outfit in ''Platinum'' is predominantly blue, red and white.
* ThemeNaming: Lucas's name comes from the Latin "lux," which means "light".
** The "Kou" in his Japanese name is an alternate reading of "Hikari", which means light respectively.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to Like Red, Brendan's Signature Mon changes depending on the adaptation or official source he's seen in. Official art for the original games usually associates shows him with a Torchic and Combusken (referencing Ruby version.) His main anime and manga counterparts give him the Piplup line. He doesn't appear often in adaptations, but when he does it's either with Mudkip line.
** Since
the Piplup or Turtwig lines.remakes, he's been pretty solidly the Treecko line.



[[folder:Dawn (Hikari)]]

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The female trainer for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Dawn essentially has the same backstory as Lucas does if you choose her as the player character. As an NPC, she is an assistant to Professor Rowan and lives in the nearby Sandgem Town. She demonstrates how to catch a Pokémon to you and helps you out when Team Galactic makes their move.

Dawn has had quite a few characters based on her. Her most prominent incarnation is Dawn from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', who aspires to be a top coordinator like her mother, but experiences a few bumps in the road. Her catchphrase may be "No need to worry", but that's probably when you should worry the most. She also corresponds to the wealthy IceQueen Platinum in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and the villainous Mitsumi in ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.

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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP) (promo)

The female trainer for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Dawn essentially has other protagonist of the ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, she is the option if you want to play as a girl.

If you don't choose her as the protagonist, she'll be a rival who is the child of Professor Birch, the Pokémon Professor of the Hoenn region. Unlike previous rivals, this one is more friendly. The
same backstory as Lucas does role applies to Brendan if you choose her as the player character. As an NPC, she is an assistant to Professor Rowan and lives in the nearby Sandgem Town. She demonstrates how to catch a Pokémon to you and helps you out when Team Galactic makes their move.

Dawn
protagonist.

May
has had quite a few several different characters based on her. Her anime counterpart is the most prominent incarnation is Dawn from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', who aspires prominent, as she was a traveling companion for Ash. At first she didn't care for Pokémon and only wanted to be a top coordinator travel, but she soon discovered Pokémon Contests and she learned to like her mother, but experiences a few bumps in the road. Her catchphrase may be "No need to worry", but that's probably when you should worry the most. them. She also corresponds to the wealthy IceQueen Platinum has a counterpart in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and the villainous Mitsumi in ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.WildChild Sapphire from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.



* DangerouslyShortSkirt: It barely covers her thighs and it's not even weather appropriate due to Sinnoh being colder than the previous regions. Even when ''Platinum'' gave her a coat, she keeps the short skirt with no fear of freezing her exposed legs.
* ExposedToTheElements: Especially since Sinnoh's supposed to be the cold region. Slightly less so in ''Platinum'' since she now wears a jacket that looks like it could keep her warm... if she didn't keep her legs exposed by wearing a skirt.
* ThePollyanna: Has very upbeat dialogue as an NPC despite having to combat Team Galactic on several occasions.
* HairDecorations: Dawn's clips.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MiniDressOfPower: It's a ''little'' too short for her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* ThemeNaming: Dawn comes from the time of day the sun rises, and "Hikari" is just Japanese for "light".
* {{Tsundere}}: As an [=NPC=]. Type B: often sweet, but ''very mad'' when she gets angry.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to the games gives her either the Turtwig or Chimchar lines. In several adaptations she consistently has the Piplup line, and on [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure one occasion]] had the Chimchar line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.

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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: It barely covers BoyishShortHair: Keeps her thighs and it's not even weather appropriate due to Sinnoh being colder than the previous regions. Even when ''Platinum'' gave her a coat, she keeps the hair short skirt on the back while grows out the ones on the sides.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl: NPC-May gives off this vibe.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' Contest clothes
with no fear a bow and ribbons on the right side of freezing her exposed legs.
head and a scrunchy(?) bracelet on her left wrist.
* ExposedToTheElements: Especially since Sinnoh's supposed GenkiGirl: NPC-May is quite energetic, more so than NPC-Brendan anyway. She really shows off this attitude in ''OR/AS'', with her adorable fist pumping action.
* GottaCatchEmAll: NPC-May, somewhat; after you fight her in Lilycove City, seems
to be the cold region. Slightly less so more interested in ''Platinum'' since she now wears a jacket that looks like it could keep filling her warm... if she didn't keep her legs exposed by wearing a skirt.
* ThePollyanna: Has very upbeat dialogue as an NPC despite having to combat Team Galactic on several occasions.
Pokédex than continuing training.
* HairDecorations: Dawn's clips.
%%* LittleMissBadass
May wears a large bow around her head in her ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also a small bow with ribbons in her Contest clothes.
* MiniDressOfPower: It's a ''little'' too short IdolSinger: The anime short/special for her.
''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' shows her para para dancing alongside a Mega Altaria and a Mega Audino at a Pokémon Contest.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
ImprobableHairstyle: How does her thick sidetails stay afloat?
* ThemeNaming: Dawn comes from {{Irony}}: Supposedly represents the time of day Sapphire version in most depictions but she mostly prefers the sun rises, Torchic line and "Hikari" the color red.
* MeaningfulName:
** Haruka means "Spring flower" but also means "far away", which goes with Norman's name Senri which can also refer to "1000 li" (2440 miles, but also an idiomatic way to say far away).
** Two of May's default names are Terra and Marina; also referring to Groudon and Kyogre.
** May
is just also the most well-known month of spring in the northern hemisphere, which matches her Japanese for "light".
name. It could also refer to the Mayflower, which blooms in spring.
** In ''Omega Ruby and '''A'''lpha Sapphire'' pre-release media, her name is '''A'''nna.
* {{Tsundere}}: As an [=NPC=]. Type B: often sweet, PluckyGirl: NPC-May is clumsy and shy but ''very mad'' when she gets angry.
never lets ''any'' losses get her down.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Emerald'' and ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', May's top lacks sleeves.
* SkirtOverSlacks: In her ''Ruby and Sapphire'' outfit.
* TightsUnderShorts: Her design in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to The Torchic line in almost every appearance and adaptation.
** Official art for
the games gives third generation has also shown her either with a Mudkip (as a reference to Sapphire Version.) In the Turtwig or Chimchar lines. In several adaptations official trailer for ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' she consistently has both as the Piplup line, third Hoenn trainer Wally doesn't get a traditional starter (nor does he appear in the trailer).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not as prominent as Blue's Raticate, but if you picked Torchic while playing as Brendan in ''Emerald'', she will sport a Torkoal in her second (optional) battle in Rustboro City. Afterwards, the turtle is never seen again
and on [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure one occasion]] had a Slugma will be in its place. The only assumption as to what happened is that she likely placed it in the Chimchar line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.
PC.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears a tiny white pair over her bike shorts in her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also in her Contest clothes.



!!Generation V

[[folder:General Tropes (Black and White)]]
%%* The Ace: To their trio.
* ButNowIMustGo: Offscreen one in between Black and White and the sequels where s/he leaves Unova to find N.
* BrokenStreak: Prior to these guys, all of the player characters were around the ages of 11-12. Hilbert and Hilda are in their mid-teens according to the English instruction manual for ''Black and White'', and started a new streak of player characters being in their mid-to late teens.
* TheCameo: You team up with the character you didn't pick during Tag Battles in the Battle Subway, but they don't appear in a plot-relevant capacity.
* TheChosenOne: N seems to believe so, considering them a "hero of legend" much like himself, and Zekrom/Reshiram confirms it.
* DemotedToExtra: Out of all of the protagonists in the series, these two have had the least spotlight. Their cameos in ''Black 2 and White 2'' were {{dummied out}}, they were the first pair of protagonists to not appear in even so much as a cameo in the show or movies, Leaf notwithstanding, and as mentioned above the character you didn't pick is, unlike in almost every other main-series game, just a regular NPC you can tag up with in the Battle Subway. They do have the honor of being the only protagonist since Red to be mentioned by more than one person in a future game though, and contribute to the plot of it in some form.
* DisappearedDad: As the protagonist. Interestingly enough, if you check out the television in their room before choosing your starter, it mentions their father bought it. He never appears in the game, though.
* EyeObscuringHat: Their battle sprites appear to purposely invoke Red, for reasons unknown.
* TheGhost: In the sequels. They are referenced here and there, but are nowhere to be found.
* TheHero: ''Black and White'' heavily emphasizes their role as the hero in the story more than normal, to the point that they are to capture the plot-relevant Legendary of the specific game version (Reshiram in ''Black'', Zekrom in ''White'') to oppose N's.
* PowerTrio: The player is TheKirk between the calm and focused [[TheSpock Cheren]], and the kind and open-hearted [[TheMcCoy Bianca]]. Bianca and Cheren respect Hilbert/Hilda as the best battler among them, and as the person who always seems to know what they are doing.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: If Memory Link is enabled, the Player Character's name is this in the sequel games.
* MeaningfulName:
** For the players, Hilbert means "magnificent in battle" or "battle bright." Hilda means "Battle Maiden." Touya and Touko come from "fight" (which makes their English names fitting), "transparent" or "untainted" which establishes their role as the middle and leader of the group.
** For the rivals, Cheren and Bianca mean roughly black and white respectively.
* NiceGuy:
** Their characterization as an NPC implies this, as they're polite and supportive.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_2_and_White_2_beta#Quotes Cut content]] from ''Black 2 and White 2'' had them be even more of this, with their character being a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser.
* NiceHat: It's a simple, standard cap worn in a straight way, reminiscent of Red's original NiceHat.
* PutOnABus: In ''Black 2 and White 2'' (instead of a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo). According to their mother, they left Unova to search for N.
* ShipTease: With N in both their game and the sequel, [[PurelyAestheticGender regardless of gender]]. In the first game, they're instrumental in bringing about N's CharacterDevelopment and he gains a strong fascination towards them due to the fact that they don't fit the mold of a Pokemon trainer as he's been raised to see it (i.e., cruel and abusive individuals who only see Pokemon as tools). Taken further in the sequel, wherein N mentions that "there's a trainer who he wants to tell how he feels" (with the context of the whole situation meaning that he could ''only'' be talking about the previous game's player character) and Hilda/Hilbert has flat out left Unova just to find him.
* SuddenlyVoiced:
** When you enter Dragonspiral Tower, what appears to be internal dialogue states that "Something's... going wild at the top of the tower...?" Additionally, when Tornadus/Thundurus first appear and they're invited into the old lady's house on Route 7, the seem to mention that the soup is "delicious" and "jam-packed with vegetables."
** NPC Hilbert and Hilda also speak.
** Dialogue in the cut ''Black 2 and White 2'' Tournament had them speaking in a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser fashion.
---> "I just lucked into winning... Isn't that how it felt?"
* ThreeAmigos: The player character of either gender along with Cheren and Bianca.
* WeaponOfChoice: In adaptations, Hilbert is often given the Tepig or Oshawott lines. Hilda, on the other hand, has been given the Snivy and Tepig lines in occasions. Their endgame incarnations have been paired with both Reshiram and Zekrom, in various combinations; Hilbert is generally associated more strongly with Zekrom, [[spoiler:thanks to ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'']].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hilbert (Touya)]]

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The main character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and White]]''. Hilbert is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do his ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. He will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on his Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilbert will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilbert will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling his childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilbert will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilbert will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilbert also battles Team Plasma at various stages of his journey. Ultimately, Hilbert is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilbert appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Hilbert never received an Anime Counterpart, though he has had several manga character based of him. The most prominent incarnation is Black from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Others counterparts appearing in various manga: Monta from the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW, Touya from the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends, Shin from the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder and Hiro from the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

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!!Generation V

[[folder:General Tropes (Black and White)]]
%%* The Ace: To their trio.
* ButNowIMustGo: Offscreen one in between Black and White and the sequels where s/he leaves Unova to find N.
* BrokenStreak: Prior to these guys, all of the player characters were around the ages of 11-12. Hilbert and Hilda are in their mid-teens according to the English instruction manual for ''Black and White'', and started a new streak of player characters being in their mid-to late teens.
* TheCameo: You team up with the character you didn't pick during Tag Battles in the Battle Subway, but they don't appear in a plot-relevant capacity.
* TheChosenOne: N seems to believe so, considering them a "hero of legend" much like himself, and Zekrom/Reshiram confirms it.
* DemotedToExtra: Out of all of the protagonists in the series, these two have had the least spotlight. Their cameos in ''Black 2 and White 2'' were {{dummied out}}, they were the first pair of protagonists to not appear in even so much as a cameo in the show or movies, Leaf notwithstanding, and as mentioned above the character you didn't pick is, unlike in almost every other main-series game, just a regular NPC you can tag up with in the Battle Subway. They do have the honor of being the only protagonist since Red to be mentioned by more than one person in a future game though, and contribute to the plot of it in some form.
* DisappearedDad: As the protagonist. Interestingly enough, if you check out the television in their room before choosing your starter, it mentions their father bought it. He never appears in the game, though.
* EyeObscuringHat: Their battle sprites appear to purposely invoke Red, for reasons unknown.
* TheGhost: In the sequels. They are referenced here and there, but are nowhere to be found.
* TheHero: ''Black and White'' heavily emphasizes their role as the hero in the story more than normal, to the point that they are to capture the plot-relevant Legendary of the specific game version (Reshiram in ''Black'', Zekrom in ''White'') to oppose N's.
* PowerTrio: The player is TheKirk between the calm and focused [[TheSpock Cheren]], and the kind and open-hearted [[TheMcCoy Bianca]]. Bianca and Cheren respect Hilbert/Hilda as the best battler among them, and as the person who always seems to know what they are doing.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: If Memory Link is enabled, the Player Character's name is this in the sequel games.
* MeaningfulName:
** For the players, Hilbert means "magnificent in battle" or "battle bright." Hilda means "Battle Maiden." Touya and Touko come from "fight" (which makes their English names fitting), "transparent" or "untainted" which establishes their role as the middle and leader of the group.
** For the rivals, Cheren and Bianca mean roughly black and white respectively.
* NiceGuy:
** Their characterization as an NPC implies this, as they're polite and supportive.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_2_and_White_2_beta#Quotes Cut content]] from ''Black 2 and White 2'' had them be even more of this, with their character being a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser.
* NiceHat: It's a simple, standard cap worn in a straight way, reminiscent of Red's original NiceHat.
* PutOnABus: In ''Black 2 and White 2'' (instead of a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo). According to their mother, they left Unova to search for N.
* ShipTease: With N in both their game and the sequel, [[PurelyAestheticGender regardless of gender]]. In the first game, they're instrumental in bringing about N's CharacterDevelopment and he gains a strong fascination towards them due to the fact that they don't fit the mold of a Pokemon trainer as he's been raised to see it (i.e., cruel and abusive individuals who only see Pokemon as tools). Taken further in the sequel, wherein N mentions that "there's a trainer who he wants to tell how he feels" (with the context of the whole situation meaning that he could ''only'' be talking about the previous game's player character) and Hilda/Hilbert has flat out left Unova just to find him.
* SuddenlyVoiced:
** When you enter Dragonspiral Tower, what appears to be internal dialogue states that "Something's... going wild at the top of the tower...?" Additionally, when Tornadus/Thundurus first appear and they're invited into the old lady's house on Route 7, the seem to mention that the soup is "delicious" and "jam-packed with vegetables."
** NPC Hilbert and Hilda also speak.
** Dialogue in the cut ''Black 2 and White 2'' Tournament had them speaking in a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser fashion.
---> "I just lucked into winning... Isn't that how it felt?"
* ThreeAmigos: The player character of either gender along with Cheren and Bianca.
* WeaponOfChoice: In adaptations, Hilbert is often given the Tepig or Oshawott lines. Hilda, on the other hand, has been given the Snivy and Tepig lines in occasions. Their endgame incarnations have been paired with both Reshiram and Zekrom, in various combinations; Hilbert is generally associated more strongly with Zekrom, [[spoiler:thanks to ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'']].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hilbert (Touya)]]

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[[folder:Wally (Mitsuru)]]
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The main character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black other [[TheRival rival]] in ''Ruby, Sapphire, and White]]''. Hilbert Emerald'', as well as ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire''. Wally is a teenager sickly boy who lives in Nuvema Town, as do starts his ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. He will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on his Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilbert will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilbert will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling
when you help him catch his childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilbert will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and first Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilbert will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilbert also battles Team Plasma at various stages of his journey. Ultimately, Hilbert is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilbert appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Hilbert never received an Anime Counterpart, though he has had several manga character based of him. The most prominent incarnation is Black from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Others counterparts appearing in various manga: Monta
Drawing strength from the Be a Master!! growing bond between himself and his Pokémon, Wally slowly manages to overcome his frailties and discover his resolve to become the Pokémon BW, Touya from League Champion, becoming one of the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with strongest trainers in the Legends, Shin from series in the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder and Hiro from the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~process.



* TheAllAmericanBoy: Middle Example. Generally because [[EagleLand Unova is based in North America]]. From what can be assumed about his personality or from his NPC appearance, he's an {{Everyman}} teenager from a small town, naive but charming and always polite. It's also implied he acts like an older brother to his friends, especially for Bianca and some other {{NPC}}s in the game.
* BigBrotherMentor: Seems to be intended to have this kind of relationship with Bianca and occasionally Cheren (despite both of them being the same age).
* ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! In addition, his outfit is highlighted with black.
* DeathGlare: [[http://pokescans.tumblr.com/post/34433979583/gamefreak-art-set-clearfile In the Game Freak art set clearfile]], Hilbert gives this to [[HateAtFirstSight Ghetsis]] in his introduction about Pokémon.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: To Cheren, when he's the player character.
* HotBlooded: Not necessarily in the games (in fact, the official website and Coro Coro magazine called him "Smart", Japanese {{Engrish}} for "Sophisticated" or "Cool tempered"), but his five manga counterparts are definitely HotBlooded.
* MeaningfulName:
** His NPC CanonName Hilbert is a SpearCounterpart to the female trainer's Hilda. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** His promotional name Blair sounds like Black, and means field or battlefield.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Bianca, when he's the player character.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: {{Downplayed}} and Zigzagged. Cheren's very insecure about himself and has the more [[{{Bishonen}} feminine figure of the two]], while Hilbert's (implied to be) much more confident and relaxed with his goals of life, though Cheren tends to be portrayed as a [[JerkassBall jerk]] and Hilbert as nice in their dynamic. Their [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/PokemonAdventures Adventures Counterparts]] play this trope straight. And also he with N in same way.
* SpearCounterpart: To Hilda. Their default names are {{gender flip}}s of each other in both Japanese and English, and he was designed after Hilda to complement her.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Cheren and Bianca if he's the main character. In contrast to Cheren, Hilbert will always be certain and justified in his goals, and Cheren will become slightly frustrated with his own shortcomings compared to his friend.
* WeaponOfChoice: His manga counterparts have been seen with all three of the Unova starters, but Tepig stands out the most, being his starter in three different series.

to:

* TheAllAmericanBoy: Middle Example. Generally because [[EagleLand Unova is based in North America]]. From what can {{Adorkable}}: Very shy, polite, and awkward.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', after your first fight with him, he will always
be assumed about a step ahead of you challenging Gyms. However, he comes at a stop right before facing the League.
* ArtisticAge: While
his personality or ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' appearance hardly looks different from his NPC appearance, how he looks in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he's an {{Everyman}} teenager from actually at least a small town, naive but charming and always polite. It's also implied he acts like an older brother to his friends, especially for Bianca and some other {{NPC}}s in the game.
* BigBrotherMentor: Seems to be intended to have this kind of relationship with Bianca and occasionally Cheren (despite both of them being
decade older, around the same age).
* ColorMotif: Red, white
age as Red and blue, baby! In addition, his outfit is highlighted with black.
* DeathGlare: [[http://pokescans.tumblr.com/post/34433979583/gamefreak-art-set-clearfile In
Blue. Their respective games [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/History_of_the_Pokémon_world take place at the Game Freak art set clearfile]], Hilbert gives same time,]] and there's nothing that suggest this was altered in the Mega Timeline.
* AscendedExtra: Originally an unexpected rival, in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally became one of the strongest trainers in the series, and returns in ''Sun and Moon'', making him the first rival since Blue
to [[HateAtFirstSight Ghetsis]] in his introduction about Pokémon.make a reappearance outside their source game.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: To Cheren, when he's the player character.
* HotBlooded: Not necessarily
BadassAdorable: Don't let his looks fool you, in the games (in fact, post game he is one of the official website toughest trainers in the series, with a team decked out with items, abilities, and Coro Coro magazine called movesets that wouldn't be out of place in a real life tournament.
* BlingOfWar: His Mega Amulet.
* BonusBoss: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he can be fought again (with a new team) after completing one of the Super Rounds in the Battle Maison.
* BossRemix: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he gets a [[AutobotsRockOut rock remix]] of his leitmotif as his BattleThemeMusic.
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', his Altaria disappears from his party. However, in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', it's back.
* GuestStarPartyMember: You can battle with
him "Smart", Japanese {{Engrish}} as your partner at the Battle Tree in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* GracefulLoser: Zig-Zagged. When he loses in the pre-Elite Four battle in the remakes he falls silent and screams in frustration but quickly pulls himself together and thanks you
for "Sophisticated" or "Cool tempered"), not holding back.
* HandicappedBadass: Zig-Zagged. Wally starts out suffering from a breathing condition,
but his five manga counterparts are definitely HotBlooded.by the end of main storyline he appears to be no longer suffering the symptoms of this and has become a lot stronger. Post-game there is no evidence of Wally suffering from any conditions and is now one of the most powerful trainers in the entire series.
* MeaningfulName:
**
IllBoy: While his condition isn't ever named, the fact that it's alleviated by clean air would suggest asthma. He seems to have mostly recovered by the end of the story. If Wally's condition ''is'' asthma, his recovery has some actual basis in fact. The best treatment for asthma actually is physical activity (with an inhaler in case of attacks). In fact, many athletes actually suffer from asthma, but regular physical activity actually reduces the chance of an attack. So Wally's [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] has science behind it.
* LuminescentBlush: About half the time in the remakes, due to his shyness.
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: By the end of ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally has one of the best competitive teams in the Pokémon Universe (NPC-wise).
His NPC CanonName Hilbert room in Petalburg is a SpearCounterpart filled with Pokémon books and handwritten notes on strategy. Oh and under his coat? A white silk shirt.]]
* TheRival: He tries
to be this to you, and since May or Brendan stops their journey in the female trainer's Hilda. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** His promotional name Blair sounds like Black, and means field or battlefield.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Bianca, when he's
original games, becomes it by the player character.
time you get to Victory Road.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: {{Downplayed}} Definitely the Sensitive Guy to Brendan's Manly Man if you play as May, even though they don't interact.
* ShrinkingViolet: At least initially.
* SuperMode: He has a Key Stone in the remakes,
and Zigzagged. Cheren's very insecure about himself uses Mega Gallade. In ''Sun and Moon'', he may also have Mega Garchomp or Mega Altaria.
* TaremeEyes
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In the remakes, when he challenges you to a battle at the end of Victory Road, the music (before and during the battle) becomes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wYGBi_JyA this.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When you first meet him, he's a shy and sickly boy that needs help to catch his first Pokémon. On your second meeting, he knows how to battle and is confident enough to challenge the local Gym Leader (but still isn't that good). On your third meeting, he
has an entire team of Pokémon that's just below the more [[{{Bishonen}} feminine figure of the two]], while Hilbert's (implied to be) much Elite Four in level and is ''much'' more confident in himself -- his final rematch has his Pokémon only ''just'' below the Pokémon Champion himself in terms of level. ''Omega Ruby and relaxed with his goals of life, though Cheren tends to be portrayed as a [[JerkassBall jerk]] and Hilbert as nice in their dynamic. Their [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/PokemonAdventures Adventures Counterparts]] play Alpha Sapphire'' take this trope straight. And also he with N in same way.
* SpearCounterpart: To Hilda. Their default names are {{gender flip}}s of each other in both Japanese and English, and he was designed after Hilda to complement her.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Cheren and Bianca if
further by having a fourth fight that shows how much knowledge he's gained, being one of the main character. In contrast few [=NPCs=] to Cheren, Hilbert will always be certain utilize held items on all of his {{Mons}} and justified in having his goals, post-battle dialogue show he's constantly thinking about how to improve his strategy.
* UncattyResemblance: His green
and Cheren will become slightly frustrated white color scheme matches up perfectly with his own shortcomings compared to his friend.
the Ralts line (his starter Pokémon).
* WeaponOfChoice: His manga counterparts have been seen Ralts line, ending with all three of Gardevoir. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' replaces Gardevoir with Gallade, [[SuperMode Mega Gallade]] to be exact.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even in
the Unova starters, but Tepig Pokémon world, he stands out a bit for his bright green hair, which is shared by only a handful of other characters and sprites in the most, being his starter in three different series. series.



[[folder:Hilda (Touko)]]

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The main character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and White]]''. Hilda is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do her ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. She will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilda will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilda also battles Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. Ultimately, Hilda is recognized as a heroine by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilda appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Unlike the females of other gens, Hilda never received an Anime Counterpart. She has only had one counterpart appearing in the manga, White from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.

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!!Generation IV

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BackToBackBadasses:
** Dawn and Lucas pair up to combat Team Galactic. One of them will even mention that they form a dream team together.
** Barry also gets in on the action occasionally.
** Later on top of Mt. Coronet they team up with Barry during the final confrontation with Team Galactic.
* BadassAdorable: A dragon that has control over time? A beast that can expand space? A creature from a world separate from ours with control over antimatter? '''The creator of the universe?''' NO PROBLEM!
* BlueBoyPinkGirl: In ''Platinum'' Lucas primarily wears blue, and Dawn pink.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HairColorDissonance: There's confusion about his/her hair color between adaptations. Sugimori drew it a navy blue (or black with blue hints) type color in their main artwork, but everything else has them with a lighter hue.
%%* MissingMom: As an [=NPC=].
* NiceHat: A hunting cap for Lucas, a beanie for Dawn.
* PalsWithJesus: They can capture, and train, {{God}} itself.
* PowerTrio: The protagonist chosen forms one with Barry and the main character not chosen. All three of them get starters at the outset and are explicitly assembled by Prof. Rowan to help defeat Team Galactic around the mid point of the game.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Regardless of version or gender, the scarf is always there. Candice really likes it.
* ShipTease: The two players on a couple occasions. Mars even calls them a "lovey-dovey couple" at Lake Verity.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Lucas's hair and eye color matches Johanna's, albeit not the same shade. Dawn is basically Johanna ten or twenty years younger, with long hair. Barry is just a tamer Palmer in appearance.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In some adaptations like the anime it's definitely blue.
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[[folder:Lucas (Kouki)]]

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The main male character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Lucas is a boy from Twinleaf Town who is just old enough to start his Pokémon Black journey. After viewing a documentary on a red Gyarados, he and White]]''. Hilda is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do her ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. She will receive a starter his rather impatient friend Barry decide to explore the nearby Lake Verity to see if any special Pokémon and a Pokédex from can be found there. Along the way, they encounter Professor Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at Rowan and his assistant (The player character you didn't chose). Once they get to the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive lake, all they can find there is a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilda will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and
lone briefcase, opening the briefcase reveals three Pokéballs, each with starter Pokémon. In order Suddenly, Pokémon start to achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during attack the course pair of friends! You'll need to choose carefully which Pokémon you decide to use...

Lucas has had a few characters based on him. He had a brief cameo in a few
of the game. Hilda Pokémon movies where he's seen battling Brendan. His first set of clothes also battles Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. Ultimately, Hilda is recognized as a heroine by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen
served as the player, Hilda appears as the player's partner [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration for Ash's outfit]] in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Unlike the females of other gens, Hilda never received an Anime Counterpart. She
''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl'' anime. He has only had one a direct counterpart appearing in the manga, White Diamond from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.




* ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! But also with extra emphasis on white with some black.
* CoolBigSis: Seems to be intended to be seen as this toward Bianca and Cheren, though they're the same age as her.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Hilbert. Their names are even {{GenderFlip}}s of each other.
* ExposedToTheElements: During the winter months and whenever she pays the Cold Storage a visit. Especially noteworthy in the latter case, as the Workers there are all wearing protective clothing and Cheren and Zinzolin won't stop griping about how cold it is.
* HairAntennae: On her ponytail. Shown a bit more in [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/df/Battle_Subway_artwork.png this official art of a Battle Subway scene]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Bianca as the player character.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her NPC CanonName Hilda is a DistaffCounterpart to the male trainer's Hilbert. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** Her promotional name Whitlea sounds like White, and coincidentally also means white clearing or field.
* MsFanservice: The first female protagonist in the series to be in her teens, she has HartmanHips, and wears light clothing and [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cheren as the player character.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When she's the main character, her mother has her eye and hair color. They even have the same pose while talking through the Xtransceiver.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Bianca's Girly Girl, at least if her design is any indication; she wears shorts, a black vest, and hiking boots, while Bianca has more overtly feminine mannerisms and clothes.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: At least, her design seems to suggest so. She wears more outdoorsy clothes like shorts, hiking boots, a black vest and baseball cap, but many of her clothes and accessories have a bit of pink on them.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With Cheren and Bianca. Hilda will serve as a sharp contrast to Bianca, being the more competent and confident of the two.
* WeaponOfChoice: Tepig. Her sole manga counterpart has one ([[spoiler:though it later ditches her and she gets the Snivy line instead]]), and a [[http://www.moetron.com/post/153023496588/rosa-w-snivy-hilda-w-tepig-artfx-j-figures figurine]] pairs her with a Tepig.

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\n* ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! But also with extra emphasis on white with some black.
{{Adorkable}}: As an NPC, Lucas has shades of this. For all his brains, he's a very laid-back character.
* CoolBigSis: Seems to be intended to be seen as this toward Bianca and Cheren, though they're TheCameo: In the same age as her.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Hilbert. Their names are even {{GenderFlip}}s of each other.
* ExposedToTheElements: During the winter months and whenever she pays the Cold Storage a visit. Especially noteworthy
anime, he only appears briefly in the latter case, as the Workers there are all wearing protective clothing and Cheren and Zinzolin won't stop griping about how cold it is.
* HairAntennae: On her ponytail. Shown a bit more in [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/df/Battle_Subway_artwork.png this official art
beginning montages of a Battle Subway scene]].
couple of the movies.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Bianca Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* PrimaryColorChampion: His outfit in ''Platinum'' is predominantly blue, red and white.
* ThemeNaming: Lucas's name comes from
the player character.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her NPC CanonName Hilda is a DistaffCounterpart to the male trainer's Hilbert. The 'Hil'
Latin "lux," which means 'battle.'
"light".
** Her promotional The "Kou" in his Japanese name Whitlea sounds like White, and coincidentally also is an alternate reading of "Hikari", which means white clearing or field.
* MsFanservice: The first female protagonist in the series to be in her teens, she has HartmanHips, and wears
light clothing and [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cheren as the player character.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When she's the main character, her mother has her eye and hair color. They even have the same pose while talking through the Xtransceiver.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Bianca's Girly Girl, at least if her design is any indication; she wears shorts, a black vest, and hiking boots, while Bianca has more overtly feminine mannerisms and clothes.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: At least, her design seems to suggest so. She wears more outdoorsy clothes like shorts, hiking boots, a black vest and baseball cap, but many of her clothes and accessories have a bit of pink on them.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With Cheren and Bianca. Hilda will serve as a sharp contrast to Bianca, being the more competent and confident of the two.
respectively.
* WeaponOfChoice: Tepig. Her sole manga counterpart has one ([[spoiler:though it later ditches her and she gets Artwork pertaining to the Snivy line instead]]), and a [[http://www.moetron.com/post/153023496588/rosa-w-snivy-hilda-w-tepig-artfx-j-figures figurine]] pairs her games usually associates him with a Tepig.the Piplup line. He doesn't appear often in adaptations, but when he does it's either with the Piplup or Turtwig lines.



[[folder:General Tropes (Black 2 and White 2)]]
* AnimeHair: Their hairstyles are much more conspicuous than previous main characters, that a Plasma Grunt even derisively compares the rival's to a Qwilfish. Despite it being traditional for protagonists to have a hat, they instead both have visors for their massive hair.
* BadassAdorable: More emphasis on the adorable part, but still as badass as the other protagonists.
* BestFriend: The chosen player shares a close, brotherly friendship with Hugh.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: This is the situation between Rosa/Nate and Curtis/Yancy. It's obvious that Curtis/Yancy has developed a major crush on Rosa/Nate, and if you follow his/her SidequestSidestory to [[GuideDangIt its conclusion]], the two eventually have a FerrisWheelDateMoment together.
* MeaningfulName: Their English and Japanese names both come from the word "resonate".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Their pupils are as white as their sclerae.
* RenaissanceMan: More so than any other protagonist. If you do everything in the game, then besides being [[ToBeAMaster a master trainer]], they're also a star actor/actress, manager of the Join Avenue, and champion of the World Tournament.
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[[folder:Nate (Kyouhei)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino (JP), Tom Wayland (EN) (promo)

Nate is a young boy living in Aspertia City with his childhood friend Hugh. At the start of the game, he sets off with Hugh to collect his first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and he starts her journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Rosa, Nate will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. He will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, he will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Nate himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations. Only had 2 counterparts appearing in the manga. The most prominent incarnation is Blake from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and in addition, Arata from Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

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[[folder:General Tropes (Black 2 and White 2)]]
* AnimeHair: Their hairstyles are much more conspicuous than previous main characters, that a Plasma Grunt even derisively compares the rival's to a Qwilfish. Despite it being traditional for protagonists to have a hat, they instead both have visors for their massive hair.
* BadassAdorable: More emphasis on the adorable part, but still as badass as the other protagonists.
* BestFriend: The chosen player shares a close, brotherly friendship with Hugh.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: This is the situation between Rosa/Nate and Curtis/Yancy. It's obvious that Curtis/Yancy has developed a major crush on Rosa/Nate, and if you follow his/her SidequestSidestory to [[GuideDangIt its conclusion]], the two eventually have a FerrisWheelDateMoment together.
* MeaningfulName: Their English and Japanese names both come from the word "resonate".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Their pupils are as white as their sclerae.
* RenaissanceMan: More so than any other protagonist. If you do everything in the game, then besides being [[ToBeAMaster a master trainer]], they're also a star actor/actress, manager of the Join Avenue, and champion of the World Tournament.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Nate (Kyouhei)]]
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[[folder:Dawn (Hikari)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino (JP), Tom Wayland (EN) (promo)

Nate is a young boy living in Aspertia City with his childhood friend Hugh. At
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The female trainer for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Dawn essentially has
the start of the game, he sets off with Hugh to collect his first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and he starts same backstory as Lucas does if you choose her journey across the Unova region.

If
as the player chooses Rosa, Nate will appear in game as character. As an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. He will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet she is an assistant to Professor Rowan and Ingo. Afterwards, he will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Nate himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations. Only had 2 counterparts appearing
lives in the manga. The nearby Sandgem Town. She demonstrates how to catch a Pokémon to you and helps you out when Team Galactic makes their move.

Dawn has had quite a few characters based on her. Her
most prominent incarnation is Blake Dawn from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', who aspires to be a top coordinator like her mother, but experiences a few bumps in the road. Her catchphrase may be "No need to worry", but that's probably when you should worry the most. She also corresponds to the wealthy IceQueen Platinum in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and the villainous Mitsumi in addition, Arata from Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.



* MeaningfulAppearance: In contrast to Hugh's [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyes]], Nate's brown eyes imply he is the more agreeable, level headed of the duo.
* TheSmartGuy: His approach to double battles as an NPC in the Battle Subway.
* SpearCounterpart: To Rosa.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Shares facial features in common with his mother.
* WeaponOfChoice: Emboar from the animated trailer, being the starter he chose. Both his manga counterparts chose the Oshawott line, however.

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* MeaningfulAppearance: In contrast DangerouslyShortSkirt: It barely covers her thighs and it's not even weather appropriate due to Hugh's [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyes]], Nate's brown eyes imply he is Sinnoh being colder than the more agreeable, level headed of previous regions. Even when ''Platinum'' gave her a coat, she keeps the duo.
short skirt with no fear of freezing her exposed legs.
* TheSmartGuy: His approach ExposedToTheElements: Especially since Sinnoh's supposed to double battles be the cold region. Slightly less so in ''Platinum'' since she now wears a jacket that looks like it could keep her warm... if she didn't keep her legs exposed by wearing a skirt.
* ThePollyanna: Has very upbeat dialogue
as an NPC in despite having to combat Team Galactic on several occasions.
* HairDecorations: Dawn's clips.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MiniDressOfPower: It's a ''little'' too short for her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* ThemeNaming: Dawn comes from
the Battle Subway.
time of day the sun rises, and "Hikari" is just Japanese for "light".
* SpearCounterpart: To Rosa.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Shares facial features in common with his mother.
{{Tsundere}}: As an [=NPC=]. Type B: often sweet, but ''very mad'' when she gets angry.
* WeaponOfChoice: Emboar from Artwork pertaining to the animated trailer, being games gives her either the starter he chose. Both his manga counterparts chose Turtwig or Chimchar lines. In several adaptations she consistently has the Oshawott Piplup line, however.and on [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure one occasion]] had the Chimchar line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.



[[folder:Rosa (Mei)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AkiToyosaki (JP), Creator/LisaOrtiz (EN) (promo)

Rosa is a young girl living in Aspertia City with her childhood friend Hugh. At the start of the game, she sets off with Hugh to collect her first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and she starts her journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Nate, Rosa will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. She will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, she will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Rosa, like Hilda, hasn't appeared in other adaptations and is the third girl that does not appear in the anime. She only has one counterpart: Whitley from the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga.

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[[folder:Barry (Jun)]]
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Rosa
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TheRival of ''Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum''. Barry
is a an impatient and hyperactive young girl living in Aspertia City with her childhood friend Hugh. At the start of the game, she sets off with Hugh man who always seems to collect her first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and she starts her journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Nate, Rosa will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. She will join the player
be in a Tag Battle against Emmet rush. His dream is to become the Pokémon League Champion, and Ingo. Afterwards, she will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Rosa, like Hilda, hasn't appeared in other adaptations
''especially'' wants to achieve it as fast as possible. However, his genuine talent at raising Pokémon is offset by his haste and is the third girl that does not appear in the anime. She only lack of patience, and his preference for brute force over strategy.

He
has one counterpart: Whitley from the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga.several counterparts in different mediums, and corresponds to Pearl in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.



* DistaffCounterpart: To Nate.
* DreadfulMusician: In Omakes, [[http://collectorblackjackwantstobattle.tumblr.com/post/86586719520/rosa-should-ask-roxie-for-lessons even Meloetta can't her voice]].
* GenkiGirl: As an NPC in the Battle Subway.
* GirlyGirl: Her design is more traditionally feminine compared to her predecessor Hilda.
* HairDecorations: Has yellow bands in her hair.
* HotBlooded: If the promo trailer is any indication. Her sprite implies it too.
* OdangoHair: Combined with GirlishPigtails, rather like [[Franchise/SailorMoon a certain famous]] MagicalGirlWarrior.
* PimpedOutDress: The princess costume she wears in the Pokéstar Studios movie "Mystery Doors of the Magical Land".
* RapunzelHair: The twintails hanging under her hair buns goes down almost to her waist. Imagine how long it would be if she undid the buns...
* TightsUnderShorts: She wears [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culottes culottes]] over her tights.
* WeaponOfChoice: Serperior in the animated trailer, which would fit in with the games since she would have the Snivy line if as the protagonist Nate chose Tepig. She also gets the Snivy line in a Kotobukiya figure.

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* DistaffCounterpart: To Nate.
{{Adorkable}}: How energetic he is gives him this.
* DreadfulMusician: In Omakes, [[http://collectorblackjackwantstobattle.tumblr.com/post/86586719520/rosa-should-ask-roxie-for-lessons even Meloetta can't her voice]].
* GenkiGirl: As an NPC
AttentionDeficitOohShiny: After barging into your room in ''Platinum'' he stops himself in the Battle Subway.
* GirlyGirl: Her design is more traditionally feminine compared
middle of a sentence to her predecessor Hilda.comment on your new laptop. In a later scene, he gets distracted again by one of those cut-outs in which tourists take pictures in.
* HairDecorations: Has yellow bands BigDamnHeroes: Just when it looks like you'll have to face Jupiter and Mars alone atop of Mt. Coronet, guess who shows up and heals you afterwards?
* CatchPhrase:
** "What was that about?"
** And briefly, "I'm fining you [large amount of money] if you're late!" This is by far his most iconic line, however, to the point where it carries on to all of his other counterparts.
* CharacterDevelopment: As the story goes on, he becomes more patient and less hasty. He also becomes better at creating strategies and learning from his losses.
* CrashIntoHello: Your rival's normal way of greeting you. {{Lampshaded}} during one of your mid-game encounters with him, where he ''doesn't'' crash into you and gleefully points this out, asking if you were surprised.
--> '''''"Thud!!"'''''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is so dorky and impatient that it's easy to forget that he is the ''second strongest'' trainer to have appeared
in her hair.
the series, right after Red.
* DumbBlonde: Downplayed, as he is not that dumb, but he is quite impulsive.
* FightingYourFriend: Basically, what you do with him. It defines your relationship.
* FriendlyRivalry: With the player character.
* GenerationXerox: He looks and acts like his father, right down to the CrashIntoHello.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's one of the main heroes and is blonde.
* HeroicBSOD: The events at Lake Acuity send him into one due to failing to stop Team Galactic, and it takes the poor kid a while to snap out of it.
* HotBlooded: He's always eager to fight, as his Platinum animation shows.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Barry:'''
If the promo trailer is any indication. Her sprite implies it too.
* OdangoHair: Combined with GirlishPigtails, rather
you're not a Pokémon, and you run like [[Franchise/SailorMoon that, you're a certain famous]] MagicalGirlWarrior.
bad guy.
* PimpedOutDress: The princess costume she {{Keet}}: Especially at the very beginning. He learns to tone down his hyperactivity slightly by the end, though he's still extremely energetic.
* TheRival: He's this of the Gen IV Trainers.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He
wears a scarf and you will battle him a few times.
* ScheduleFanatic: Times ''everything'' you do!
* SharedFamilyQuirks: It turns out his father, Palmer, is just as hasty and has a tendency to be late just like him.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With Palmer.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Though not portrayed negatively. His way of banging into everything and everyone is a pretty obvious reference to how player characters tend to run or bike absolutely everywhere to speed things along, often running into things as a result. All those [=NPCs=] who mention how impatient he is? They might just say the same thing about you, except they're too polite to say it to your face.
* TookALevelInBadass: When ''Platinum'' was first released, the levels of Barry's team actually exceeded ''Red's''. Although Red regained his title again
in the Pokéstar Studios movie "Mystery Doors of ''Gold and Silver'' remakes, that still makes Barry the Magical Land".
* RapunzelHair: The twintails hanging under her hair buns goes down almost to her waist. Imagine how long it would be if she undid
second toughest opponent in the buns...
* TightsUnderShorts: She wears [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culottes culottes]] over her tights.
series, with a mere couple of levels difference between their teams once you've beaten the Elite Four at least 20 times.
* WeaponOfChoice: Serperior in the animated trailer, which would fit in with Artwork pertaining to the games since she would gives him the Turtwig line. His counterparts in the adaptations have no consistent theme and have been seen with any of the Snivy line if as the protagonist Nate chose Tepig. She also gets the Snivy line in a Kotobukiya figure.three Sinnoh starters.



!!Generation VI

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: The player can customize both characters in a variety of clothing from casual, to extremely professional, and in some cases elegant. And, of course, you can kick plenty of ass while dressed as such.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The player will be superior to their rival counterpart when it comes to battling, and will always have a more completed Pokedex than Trevor.
* BackToBackBadasses: The player will just as frequently team up with their rival as they will battle against them.
* BreakTheHaughty: Despite being straightforward with training and actively getting stronger while doing everything right, your rival can never beat you and they'll always question why.
* CantCatchUp: Your rival will go through a good deal of existential angst over losing to you when you beat him/her in a battle for the Mega Ring.
* ChickMagnet: As is the case with many recent protagonists, the PC gets ShipTease with a good number of females. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Unusually, however, this isn't just the case with Calem]]. (Albeit it not being as blatant when directed towards her.)
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Unlike Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna, who have their own priorities, the rival will actively try to foil Team Flare's schemes, not unlike the player themselves.
* ColorMotif: Calem's default outfit has colors resembling Xerneas while Serena's default outfit has colors resembling Yveltal, their outfits can also be customized to suit the player's own personal personality or elemental preferences.
%%* CoolShades: Wears a pair over his/her hat.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A possibility for those who choose the darkest skin color and have their hair dyed at the hair salon.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Also an option if one who picks the darkest skintone and gets their hair dyed.
* DeadpanSnarker: As a Rival.
* DeclarationOfProtection: The rival will feel it is their duty to look after and protect their friends from people like Team Flare.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Zig-Zagged. [[spoiler:At the end, after defeating Diantha, the PlayerCharacter, TheRival, and the other three are treated to a parade and are personally given the "Honor of Kalos" as thanks for taking down Team Flare.]] In the Battle Chateau, however, an AlphaBitch trainer will talk trash about your clothes saying "Did you dress yourself in the dark or dig them out of the garbage" regardless whether or not if you're the most stylish trainer in all of Kalos with the most expensive chic clothing.
* AFatherToHisMen: The player's ability to utilize the Mega Ring implies that they share a special bond of trust and friendship with their Pokémon.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: ''Much'' more so than the others listed here. Even their ''skin color'' is mutable at character creation, and virtually everything else about their appearance can be changed at will at any point during the game. It's very unlikely that any two given Gen VI protags will look exactly alike, especially when comparing players who have unlocked everything.
* FiveManBand: With a 2:3 female to male ratio with the opposite gendered player characters and the 3 friendly rivals as a departure from the usual PowerTrio of the only having one rival. The Player and the opposite gendered Rival trade off on TheLeader and TheLancer roles. Shauna is TheChick as the most supportive, and girly member. Tierno is TheBigGuy for both his large size, and his focus on dancing moves that all either boost offensive ability, or are strong attacking moves. Trevor is TheSmartGuy who is more focused on finishing the Pokedex and learning about new types of Pokémon. They even fit the [[ColorCodedCharacters stereotypes color-wise]] with the leader and lancer as red and blue, big as yellow, smart as green, and chick as pink.
* FreudianTrio: The Player is [[TheKirk Ego]], The Rival is [[TheSpock Super Ego]] and Shauna is [[TheMcCoy Id]].
* GoodCounterpart: To Lysandre, the Team Flare Boss. Both of them start out as Sycamore's disciples, run errands for the man, and at some point become able to use Mega Evolution. The difference in how they acquire Mega Evolution exemplify this best; while Lysandre uses a contraption to force his Pokémon to Mega Evolve, the protagonist is able to use it through the Mega Ring, and their bond with their Pokémon to bring out true strength.
* GogglesDoNothing: As the player, they have sunglasses on their hat as part of the default outfit.
%%* GrayEyes: By default. In Calem's case related to his MeaningfulName below.
* TheHero: As the player character.
* HumbleHero: Though it doesn't have an effect on the story, there are a few dialogue options at certain points that are more modest than others.
* IconicItem: The player eventually assumes possession of the Mega Ring. The rival later gains possession of one post-game.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The rival will become slightly envious of the player, realizing that the player was simply meant for greater things than they are.
* {{Immortality}}: In the postgame, Sycamore says that the group were exposed to Team Flare's machine, meaning that they might have become immortal.
* InformedAttractiveness: Eventually, after performing enough stylish actions, many establishments around Lumiose City will comment in awe of how stylish the player is, even if you've never changed your hair or clothes since rolling out of bed.
* InSeriesNickname: Near the beginning of the game, the player can create a nickname for the rest of the group to refer to them by.
* TheLeader: Whoever the rival is will initially serve this role; Levelheaded type, while the player starts off as their {{Lancer}}.
** The PlayerCharacter turns into a Charismatic type over the course of the game, with everyone, even the rival who has now been demoted to TheLancer, looking up to them.
* LegacyCharacter: Looker presents the player with the codename "Looker" after he leaves Kalos.
* LonerTurnedFriend: As a rival, they act rather aloof from the beginning, mainly focusing on training rather than hanging around. By the time you take down Team Flare, however, they have a change in attitude and become more personable with the rest of the gang.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Mega Rings, used to activate Mega Evolution.
* MeaningfulName: Calem and Serena's names (both in English and Japanese) come from the words "calm" and "serene," respectively.
** Their promotional names Xavier and Yvonne are fairly common [[FantasyCounterPartCulture French names]] that start with X and Y. Their respective meanings have no other correlation.
* NaiveNewcomer: As usual, the player character starts off completely new to Pokémon training, but they are also implied to be new to much of the Kalos Region as well. Luckily their rival will show them the ropes.
* NiceHat: Interestingly, only the player keeps the hat.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The rival starts to feel this way during the fight with Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.
--> ''"But if I keep relying on you like this, going on this journey will lose its meaning..."''
* ProtagonistPowerupPrivileges: As the PlayerCharacter, they are the only one of the five who gets to use the Mega Evolution mechanic. Justified given that they defeated the other candidate and there was only one ring available at the time. As a rival, they get access to Mega Evolution Post-game.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: The Rival starts off as the member with the most experience, but after you finally battle, it becomes clear that the player has overtaken them.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The rival will be the Blue Oni to the player's Red Oni. The player, however, will be the Blue Oni to Shauna's Red.
* TheRival: The one you don't play as appears as such, and they mainly focus on getting stronger than you.
* RollerBladeGood: The player gets a pair early on, and can learn an assortment of awesome tricks like backflips and swirls.
* RookieRedRanger: Despite being the group's newest member, the player character quickly becomes its most capable battler.
* SilentProtagonist: Played with. You don't have explicit pre-created dialogue like the [=NPCs=] do but the options this generation are far more specific than in previous gens.
* ShipTease: With each other, and the player character with Shauna.
* SuperMode: The first protagonists to be able to use Mega Evolution [[labelnote]] Although Red can Mega Evolve his Starters in ''Sun and Moon'', he is not a playable character at that point. [[/labelnote]]
* TeamDad: The rival, who leads by example, and likes to protect rather than support.
* TeamMom: The player. The few dialogue options available to the player will always have one gentle, supportive option.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Calem, Serena and Shauna. Each of them receives one of the three starter Pokémon.
* TheUnchosenOne: The rival really wants to be TheChosenOne, but unfortunately for them, it would seem the player already holds the position.
* VagueAge: Even more true than other protagonists, and in some ways for Serena even ''more'' true than Calem, thanks to the VirtualPaperDoll feature. Some outfit-and-hair combinations can make Serena look like a [[Characters/PokemonAnimeOriginalSeries certain other 10-year-old tomboy]] in the franchise or make her and Calem look ''younger'' than even Red (Serena's "cute" clothes + pigtails are good at this), while others, particularly ones from Lumiose and Snowbelle, can make him/her look practically like a college student. By default s/he has the air of a mid-teen, however.
** Post-game, a girl named Emma is introduced who is explicitly sixteen years-old. She treats the player with respect, as if they are older, but judging from appearances, the player character is of similar height and looks, implying they are somewhere very close to her age.
* VirtualPaperDoll: In addition to choosing their skin color, the player can dress their selected character in a variety of different outfits.
* WeaponOfChoice: The protagonist actually gets three: the Kalos Starter, a Kanto Starter, and Mega Lucario. The rival has the starter and Mega Absol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Your rival receives one of the Kanto starters from Sycamore and the fossil you didn't pick in Glittering Cave, but they never use them.
** They also have a Fletchling and catch a Bunnelby during the tutorial, and never use them again.

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* ActionFashionista:
Tropes (Black and White)]]
%%*
The Ace: To their trio.
* ButNowIMustGo: Offscreen one in between Black and White and the sequels where s/he leaves Unova to find N.
* BrokenStreak: Prior to these guys, all of the
player can customize both characters were around the ages of 11-12. Hilbert and Hilda are in their mid-teens according to the English instruction manual for ''Black and White'', and started a new streak of player characters being in their mid-to late teens.
* TheCameo: You team up with the character you didn't pick during Tag Battles in the Battle Subway, but they don't appear
in a variety plot-relevant capacity.
* TheChosenOne: N seems to believe so, considering them a "hero
of clothing from casual, to extremely professional, legend" much like himself, and Zekrom/Reshiram confirms it.
* DemotedToExtra: Out of all of the protagonists in the series, these two have had the least spotlight. Their cameos in ''Black 2 and White 2'' were {{dummied out}}, they were the first pair of protagonists to not appear in even so much as a cameo in the show or movies, Leaf notwithstanding, and as mentioned above the character you didn't pick is, unlike in almost every other main-series game, just a regular NPC you can tag up with in the Battle Subway. They do have the honor of being the only protagonist since Red to be mentioned by more than one person in a future game though, and contribute to the plot of it
in some cases elegant. And, of course, form.
* DisappearedDad: As the protagonist. Interestingly enough, if
you can kick plenty of ass while dressed as such.check out the television in their room before choosing your starter, it mentions their father bought it. He never appears in the game, though.
* EyeObscuringHat: Their battle sprites appear to purposely invoke Red, for reasons unknown.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: TheGhost: In the sequels. They are referenced here and there, but are nowhere to be found.
* TheHero: ''Black and White'' heavily emphasizes their role as the hero in the story more than normal, to the point that they are to capture the plot-relevant Legendary of the specific game version (Reshiram in ''Black'', Zekrom in ''White'') to oppose N's.
* PowerTrio:
The player will be superior to their rival counterpart when it comes to battling, is TheKirk between the calm and will focused [[TheSpock Cheren]], and the kind and open-hearted [[TheMcCoy Bianca]]. Bianca and Cheren respect Hilbert/Hilda as the best battler among them, and as the person who always have a seems to know what they are doing.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: If Memory Link is enabled, the Player Character's name is this in the sequel games.
* MeaningfulName:
** For the players, Hilbert means "magnificent in battle" or "battle bright." Hilda means "Battle Maiden." Touya and Touko come from "fight" (which makes their English names fitting), "transparent" or "untainted" which establishes their role as the middle and leader of the group.
** For the rivals, Cheren and Bianca mean roughly black and white respectively.
* NiceGuy:
** Their characterization as an NPC implies this, as they're polite and supportive.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_2_and_White_2_beta#Quotes Cut content]] from ''Black 2 and White 2'' had them be even
more completed Pokedex than Trevor.
* BackToBackBadasses: The player will just as frequently team up
of this, with their rival as they will battle against them.
* BreakTheHaughty: Despite
character being straightforward with training a HumbleHero and actively getting stronger while doing everything right, your rival can never beat you and they'll always question why.
GracefulLoser.
* CantCatchUp: Your rival will go through NiceHat: It's a good deal of existential angst over losing to you when you beat him/her simple, standard cap worn in a battle for the Mega Ring.
* ChickMagnet: As is the case with many recent protagonists, the PC gets ShipTease with a good number
straight way, reminiscent of females. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Unusually, however, this isn't just the case with Calem]]. (Albeit it not being as blatant when directed towards her.)
Red's original NiceHat.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Unlike Tierno, Trevor, PutOnABus: In ''Black 2 and Shauna, who have White 2'' (instead of a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo). According to their own priorities, the rival will actively try mother, they left Unova to foil Team Flare's schemes, not unlike the player themselves.
search for N.
* ColorMotif: Calem's default outfit has colors resembling Xerneas while Serena's default outfit has colors resembling Yveltal, ShipTease: With N in both their outfits can also be customized to suit the player's own personal personality or elemental preferences.
%%* CoolShades: Wears a pair over his/her hat.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A possibility for those who choose the darkest skin color and have their hair dyed at the hair salon.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Also an option if one who picks the darkest skintone and gets their hair dyed.
* DeadpanSnarker: As a Rival.
* DeclarationOfProtection: The rival will feel it is their duty to look after and protect their friends from people like Team Flare.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Zig-Zagged. [[spoiler:At the end, after defeating Diantha, the PlayerCharacter, TheRival,
game and the other three are treated to a parade and are personally given the "Honor of Kalos" as thanks for taking down Team Flare.]] In the Battle Chateau, however, an AlphaBitch trainer will talk trash about your clothes saying "Did you dress yourself in the dark or dig them out of the garbage" sequel, [[PurelyAestheticGender regardless whether or not if you're of gender]]. In the most stylish trainer first game, they're instrumental in all of Kalos with bringing about N's CharacterDevelopment and he gains a strong fascination towards them due to the most expensive chic clothing.
* AFatherToHisMen: The player's ability to utilize the Mega Ring implies
fact that they share a special bond of trust and friendship with their Pokémon.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: ''Much'' more so than the others listed here. Even their ''skin color'' is mutable at character creation, and virtually everything else about their appearance can be changed at will at any point during the game. It's very unlikely that any two given Gen VI protags will look exactly alike, especially when comparing players who have unlocked everything.
* FiveManBand: With a 2:3 female to male ratio with the opposite gendered player characters and the 3 friendly rivals as a departure from the usual PowerTrio of the only having one rival. The Player and the opposite gendered Rival trade off on TheLeader and TheLancer roles. Shauna is TheChick as the most supportive, and girly member. Tierno is TheBigGuy for both his large size, and his focus on dancing moves that all either boost offensive ability, or are strong attacking moves. Trevor is TheSmartGuy who is more focused on finishing the Pokedex and learning about new types of Pokémon. They even
don't fit the [[ColorCodedCharacters stereotypes color-wise]] with mold of a Pokemon trainer as he's been raised to see it (i.e., cruel and abusive individuals who only see Pokemon as tools). Taken further in the leader and lancer as red and blue, big as yellow, smart as green, and chick as pink.
* FreudianTrio: The Player is [[TheKirk Ego]], The Rival is [[TheSpock Super Ego]] and Shauna is [[TheMcCoy Id]].
* GoodCounterpart: To Lysandre,
sequel, wherein N mentions that "there's a trainer who he wants to tell how he feels" (with the Team Flare Boss. Both of them start out as Sycamore's disciples, run errands for the man, and at some point become able to use Mega Evolution. The difference in how they acquire Mega Evolution exemplify this best; while Lysandre uses a contraption to force his Pokémon to Mega Evolve, the protagonist is able to use it through the Mega Ring, and their bond with their Pokémon to bring out true strength.
* GogglesDoNothing: As the player, they have sunglasses on their hat as part
context of the default outfit.
%%* GrayEyes: By default. In Calem's case related
whole situation meaning that he could ''only'' be talking about the previous game's player character) and Hilda/Hilbert has flat out left Unova just to his MeaningfulName below.find him.
* TheHero: As the player character.
* HumbleHero: Though it doesn't have an effect on the story, there are a few
SuddenlyVoiced:
** When you enter Dragonspiral Tower, what appears to be internal
dialogue options at certain points states that are more modest than others.
"Something's... going wild at the top of the tower...?" Additionally, when Tornadus/Thundurus first appear and they're invited into the old lady's house on Route 7, the seem to mention that the soup is "delicious" and "jam-packed with vegetables."
** NPC Hilbert and Hilda also speak.
** Dialogue in the cut ''Black 2 and White 2'' Tournament had them speaking in a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser fashion.
---> "I just lucked into winning... Isn't that how it felt?"
* IconicItem: ThreeAmigos: The player eventually assumes possession character of the Mega Ring. The rival later gains possession of one post-game.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The rival will become slightly envious of the player, realizing that the player was simply meant for greater things than they are.
* {{Immortality}}: In the postgame, Sycamore says that the group were exposed to Team Flare's machine, meaning that they might have become immortal.
* InformedAttractiveness: Eventually, after performing enough stylish actions, many establishments around Lumiose City will comment in awe of how stylish the player is, even if you've never changed your hair or clothes since rolling out of bed.
* InSeriesNickname: Near the beginning of the game, the player can create a nickname for the rest of the group to refer to them by.
* TheLeader: Whoever the rival is will initially serve this role; Levelheaded type, while the player starts off as their {{Lancer}}.
either gender along with Cheren and Bianca.
** The PlayerCharacter turns into a Charismatic type over the course of the game, with everyone, even the rival who has now been demoted to TheLancer, looking up to them.
* LegacyCharacter: Looker presents the player with the codename "Looker" after he leaves Kalos.
* LonerTurnedFriend: As a rival, they act rather aloof from the beginning, mainly focusing on training rather than hanging around. By the time you take down Team Flare, however, they have a change in attitude and become more personable with the rest of the gang.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Mega Rings, used to activate Mega Evolution.
* MeaningfulName: Calem and Serena's names (both in English and Japanese) come from the words "calm" and "serene," respectively.
** Their promotional names Xavier and Yvonne are fairly common [[FantasyCounterPartCulture French names]] that start with X and Y. Their respective meanings have no other correlation.
* NaiveNewcomer: As usual, the player character starts off completely new to Pokémon training, but they are also implied to be new to much of the Kalos Region as well. Luckily their rival will show them the ropes.
* NiceHat: Interestingly, only the player keeps the hat.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The rival starts to feel this way during the fight with Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.
--> ''"But if I keep relying on you like this, going on this journey will lose its meaning..."''
* ProtagonistPowerupPrivileges: As the PlayerCharacter, they are the only one of the five who gets to use the Mega Evolution mechanic. Justified given that they defeated the other candidate and there was only one ring available at the time. As a rival, they get access to Mega Evolution Post-game.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: The Rival starts off as the member with the most experience, but after you finally battle, it becomes clear that the player has overtaken them.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The rival will be the Blue Oni to the player's Red Oni. The player, however, will be the Blue Oni to Shauna's Red.
* TheRival: The one you don't play as appears as such, and they mainly focus on getting stronger than you.
* RollerBladeGood: The player gets a pair early on, and can learn an assortment of awesome tricks like backflips and swirls.
* RookieRedRanger: Despite being the group's newest member, the player character quickly becomes its most capable battler.
* SilentProtagonist: Played with. You don't have explicit pre-created dialogue like the [=NPCs=] do but the options this generation are far more specific than in previous gens.
* ShipTease: With each other, and the player character with Shauna.
* SuperMode: The first protagonists to be able to use Mega Evolution [[labelnote]] Although Red can Mega Evolve his Starters in ''Sun and Moon'', he is not a playable character at that point. [[/labelnote]]
* TeamDad: The rival, who leads by example, and likes to protect rather than support.
* TeamMom: The player. The few dialogue options available to the player will always have one gentle, supportive option.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Calem, Serena and Shauna. Each of them receives one of the three starter Pokémon.
* TheUnchosenOne: The rival really wants to be TheChosenOne, but unfortunately for them, it would seem the player already holds the position.
* VagueAge: Even more true than other protagonists, and in some ways for Serena even ''more'' true than Calem, thanks to the VirtualPaperDoll feature. Some outfit-and-hair combinations can make Serena look like a [[Characters/PokemonAnimeOriginalSeries certain other 10-year-old tomboy]] in the franchise or make her and Calem look ''younger'' than even Red (Serena's "cute" clothes + pigtails are good at this), while others, particularly ones from Lumiose and Snowbelle, can make him/her look practically like a college student. By default s/he has the air of a mid-teen, however.
** Post-game, a girl named Emma is introduced who is explicitly sixteen years-old. She treats the player with respect, as if they are older, but judging from appearances, the player character is of similar height and looks, implying they are somewhere very close to her age.
* VirtualPaperDoll: In addition to choosing their skin color, the player can dress their selected character in a variety of different outfits.
* WeaponOfChoice: The protagonist actually gets three: In adaptations, Hilbert is often given the Kalos Starter, a Kanto Starter, Tepig or Oshawott lines. Hilda, on the other hand, has been given the Snivy and Mega Lucario. The rival has the starter and Mega Absol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Your rival receives one of the Kanto starters from Sycamore and the fossil you didn't pick
Tepig lines in Glittering Cave, but they never use them.
** They also
occasions. Their endgame incarnations have a Fletchling been paired with both Reshiram and catch a Bunnelby during the tutorial, and never use them again.Zekrom, in various combinations; Hilbert is generally associated more strongly with Zekrom, [[spoiler:thanks to ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'']].



[[folder:Calem (Calme)]]

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The male main character (and rival if you choose Serena) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young man has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along with his mother, Grace. Given his mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and his close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides he's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Calem summoned to his laboratory in Lumiose City.

Calem hasn't appeared in anime adaptations, but his clothes served as one of the [[WholeCostumeReference inspirations for Ash's new outfit]] in the ''Pokémon X and Y'' anime (the other inspiration is Red's ''[=FireRed & LeafGreen=]'' costume). His counterpart in the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga is simply called "X".

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[[folder:Calem (Calme)]]

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[[folder:Hilbert (Touya)]]

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The male main character (and rival if you choose Serena) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young man has just recently moved to Vaniville Town ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and White]]''. Hilbert is a teenager who lives in Kalos, along with Nuvema Town, as do his mother, Grace. Given his mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and his close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Bianca. He will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Sycamore decides he's Juniper. After setting off on his Pokémon journey at the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," same time as Cheren and has Calem summoned Bianca, Hilbert will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilbert will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling
his laboratory in Lumiose City.

Calem hasn't appeared in anime adaptations, but
childhood friends at various points during his clothes served journey, Hilbert will also meet a man known as one N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilbert will battle several times during the course of the [[WholeCostumeReference inspirations for Ash's new outfit]] game. Hilbert also battles Team Plasma at various stages of his journey. Ultimately, Hilbert is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilbert appears as the player's partner
in the ''Pokémon X and Y'' anime (the other inspiration is Red's ''[=FireRed & LeafGreen=]'' costume). His counterpart in Battle Subway when choosing to ride the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' Multi-Train.

Hilbert never received an Anime Counterpart, though he has had several
manga character based of him. The most prominent incarnation is simply called "X".Black from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Others counterparts appearing in various manga: Monta from the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW, Touya from the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends, Shin from the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder and Hiro from the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~



* AnimeHair: {{Averted}}. He's one of the few male protagonists to have a normal hairstyle. Even his alternate hairstyles don't really get all that crazy (certainly nothing approaching Nate).
* {{Bishonen}}: Compared to other male protagonists of previous generations, he really is very good-looking, which can help contribute to the "older" side of his VagueAge.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Not overly long, but still there.
** TallDarkAndHandsome: He is not as tall as some {{NPC}}s, but he is tallest of the main group, appearing taller than Tierno.
* BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit heavily features blue.
* ColorCodedCharacters: His primary color and speech balloon (when he's the rival) are blue.
* ColorMotif: He wears blue, white and red, the same colors as the French flag.
* TheDandy: Can be played this way with the Trainer customization feature.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Shauna when he's the Rival.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Calem's default outfit is predominantly blue and red.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: By default, Calem looks and dresses similarly to Hilbert. At least he can be customized for those who wanted more variety. As the rival he acts more like Cheren instead.
* WeaponOfChoice: Art from the games shows him with the Froakie line and Charmander line, and his clothes are thematically similar to Xerneas. Ash wearing his clothes in the anime also had Froakie. However in both ''Generations'' and ''Adventures'' his equivalent keeps Charmander, but has Chespin instead of Froakie.

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* AnimeHair: {{Averted}}. He's one of TheAllAmericanBoy: Middle Example. Generally because [[EagleLand Unova is based in North America]]. From what can be assumed about his personality or from his NPC appearance, he's an {{Everyman}} teenager from a small town, naive but charming and always polite. It's also implied he acts like an older brother to his friends, especially for Bianca and some other {{NPC}}s in the few male protagonists game.
* BigBrotherMentor: Seems to be intended
to have a normal hairstyle. Even this kind of relationship with Bianca and occasionally Cheren (despite both of them being the same age).
* ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! In addition,
his alternate hairstyles don't really get all that crazy (certainly nothing approaching Nate).
* {{Bishonen}}: Compared to other male protagonists of previous generations, he really is very good-looking, which can help contribute to the "older" side of his VagueAge.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Not overly long, but still there.
** TallDarkAndHandsome: He is not as tall as some {{NPC}}s, but he is tallest of the main group, appearing taller than Tierno.
* BlueIsHeroic: His default
outfit heavily features blue.
is highlighted with black.
* ColorCodedCharacters: His primary color and speech balloon (when DeathGlare: [[http://pokescans.tumblr.com/post/34433979583/gamefreak-art-set-clearfile In the Game Freak art set clearfile]], Hilbert gives this to [[HateAtFirstSight Ghetsis]] in his introduction about Pokémon.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: To Cheren, when
he's the rival) player character.
* HotBlooded: Not necessarily in the games (in fact, the official website and Coro Coro magazine called him "Smart", Japanese {{Engrish}} for "Sophisticated" or "Cool tempered"), but his five manga counterparts
are blue.
definitely HotBlooded.
* ColorMotif: He wears blue, white MeaningfulName:
** His NPC CanonName Hilbert is a SpearCounterpart to the female trainer's Hilda. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** His promotional name Blair sounds like Black,
and red, the same colors as the French flag.
* TheDandy: Can be played this way with the Trainer customization feature.
means field or battlefield.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Shauna Bianca, when he's the Rival.
player character.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Calem's SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: {{Downplayed}} and Zigzagged. Cheren's very insecure about himself and has the more [[{{Bishonen}} feminine figure of the two]], while Hilbert's (implied to be) much more confident and relaxed with his goals of life, though Cheren tends to be portrayed as a [[JerkassBall jerk]] and Hilbert as nice in their dynamic. Their [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/PokemonAdventures Adventures Counterparts]] play this trope straight. And also he with N in same way.
* SpearCounterpart: To Hilda. Their
default outfit is predominantly blue names are {{gender flip}}s of each other in both Japanese and red.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: By default, Calem looks
English, and dresses similarly he was designed after Hilda to Hilbert. At least he can be customized for those who wanted more variety. As the rival he acts more like complement her.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With
Cheren instead.
and Bianca if he's the main character. In contrast to Cheren, Hilbert will always be certain and justified in his goals, and Cheren will become slightly frustrated with his own shortcomings compared to his friend.
* WeaponOfChoice: Art from the games shows him His manga counterparts have been seen with all three of the Froakie line and Charmander line, and Unova starters, but Tepig stands out the most, being his clothes are thematically similar to Xerneas. Ash wearing his clothes starter in the anime also had Froakie. However in both ''Generations'' and ''Adventures'' his equivalent keeps Charmander, but has Chespin instead of Froakie.three different series.



[[folder:Serena]]

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The female main character (and rival if you choose Calem) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young lady has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along with her mother, Grace. Given her mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and her close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides she's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Serena summoned to his laboratory in Lumiose City.

[[YoungerAndHipper A younger version]] of Serena served as one of the protagonists in the ''Pokémon XY'' [[Characters/PokemonXY anime]] (and, as the run concluded, went on to become one of the most notable and discussed characters in the history of the franchise largely because of her much more prominent romance with Ash, including its climax). Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is simply called "Y".

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[[folder:Serena]]

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[[folder:Hilda (Touko)]]

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The female main character (and rival if you choose Calem) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young lady has just recently moved to Vaniville Town ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and White]]''. Hilda is a teenager who lives in Kalos, along with Nuvema Town, as do her mother, Grace. Given her mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and her close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Bianca. She will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Sycamore decides she's Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," same time as Cheren and has Serena summoned Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during
his laboratory in Lumiose City.

[[YoungerAndHipper A younger version]] of Serena served
journey, Hilda will also meet a man known as one N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during the course of the protagonists game. Hilda also battles Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. Ultimately, Hilda is recognized as a heroine by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilda appears as the player's partner
in the ''Pokémon XY'' [[Characters/PokemonXY anime]] (and, as Battle Subway when choosing to ride the run concluded, went on to become Multi-Train.

Unlike the females of other gens, Hilda never received an Anime Counterpart. She has only had
one of the most notable and discussed characters in the history of the franchise largely because of her much more prominent romance with Ash, including its climax). Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is simply called "Y".appearing in the manga, White from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.



* BareYourMidriff: All the Parka and Halter top options give her this.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: A few of her clothing options can give her this look, such as the shirt-and-tie combos at the Lumiose boutique.
* BoyishShortHair: A hair option at the barbershop.
* CensorShadow: Allows Serena to effectively combine [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short skirts]] and roller-blading without any threat of exposure.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Her primary color and speech balloons (when she's the rival) are red.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her default outfit, as well as every single dress or skirt option.
* FamilyThemeNaming: In the English versions, combining her name and her mother's will result in two words one letter away from an existing Pokémon Ability-Serene Grace.
* {{Fanservice}}: Some of her clothing options lean in this direction.
* TheFashionista: She's the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/pxy-trainer-customization.html poster child]] of the Trainer customization feature, and there are ''far'' more clothing and hair styles available if you're playing as her [[MenswearGhetto rather than Calem]].
* GirlishPigtails: Becomes an option at the barbershop after the player becomes sufficiently stylish.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: As Rival with Shauna.
* LittleBlackDress: One of her outfits you can get when she's the protagonist. It's even called the Little Black Dress.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Can be pulled off with the tights or leggings while customizing. Her stockings also act similar.
* StockingFiller: Her default thigh-high stockings or as they're labeled in game, "OTK (Over The Knee) Socks," and about a third of all the sock options.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Considered this with the more revealing outfits and short skirt.
* TightsUnderShorts: Can be pulled off with tights or leggings while [[VirtualPaperDoll customizing]].
* TomboyishPonytail: As the rival. As the player character, you can also style her hair as such at the barbershop if the player is sufficiently stylish.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Fennekin line in most artwork and adaptations, with the exception of Adventures where it's the Froakie line. Squirtle is also her Kanto starter of choice, and her clothes are thematically similar to Yveltal.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Every one of her shorts options.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her default clothes are Grade A along with any combination of OTK Socks and a Skirt/Dress or Shorts.

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* BareYourMidriff: All ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! But also with extra emphasis on white with some black.
* CoolBigSis: Seems to be intended to be seen as this toward Bianca and Cheren, though they're
the Parka same age as her.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Hilbert. Their names are even {{GenderFlip}}s of each other.
* ExposedToTheElements: During the winter months
and Halter top options give her this.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: A few of her
whenever she pays the Cold Storage a visit. Especially noteworthy in the latter case, as the Workers there are all wearing protective clothing options can give and Cheren and Zinzolin won't stop griping about how cold it is.
* HairAntennae: On
her ponytail. Shown a bit more in [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/df/Battle_Subway_artwork.png this look, such official art of a Battle Subway scene]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Bianca
as the shirt-and-tie combos at player character.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her NPC CanonName Hilda is a DistaffCounterpart to
the Lumiose boutique.
male trainer's Hilbert. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** Her promotional name Whitlea sounds like White, and coincidentally also means white clearing or field.
* BoyishShortHair: A MsFanservice: The first female protagonist in the series to be in her teens, she has HartmanHips, and wears light clothing and [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cheren as the player character.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When she's the main character, her mother has her eye and
hair option at color. They even have the barbershop.same pose while talking through the Xtransceiver.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Bianca's Girly Girl, at least if her design is any indication; she wears shorts, a black vest, and hiking boots, while Bianca has more overtly feminine mannerisms and clothes.

* CensorShadow: Allows Serena TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: At least, her design seems to effectively combine [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short skirts]] suggest so. She wears more outdoorsy clothes like shorts, hiking boots, a black vest and roller-blading without any threat of exposure.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Her primary color and speech balloons (when she's the rival) are red.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her default outfit, as well as every single dress or skirt option.
* FamilyThemeNaming: In the English versions, combining her name and her mother's will result in two words one letter away from an existing Pokémon Ability-Serene Grace.
* {{Fanservice}}: Some
baseball cap, but many of her clothing options lean in this direction.
* TheFashionista: She's the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/pxy-trainer-customization.html poster child]] of the Trainer customization feature,
clothes and there are ''far'' more clothing accessories have a bit of pink on them.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With Cheren
and hair styles available if you're playing Bianca. Hilda will serve as her [[MenswearGhetto rather than Calem]].
* GirlishPigtails: Becomes an option at the barbershop after the player becomes sufficiently stylish.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: As Rival with Shauna.
* LittleBlackDress: One of her outfits you can get when she's the protagonist. It's even called the Little Black Dress.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Can be pulled off with the tights or leggings while customizing. Her stockings also act similar.
* StockingFiller: Her default thigh-high stockings or as they're labeled in game, "OTK (Over The Knee) Socks," and about
a third of all the sock options.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Considered this with
sharp contrast to Bianca, being the more revealing outfits competent and short skirt.
* TightsUnderShorts: Can be pulled off with tights or leggings while [[VirtualPaperDoll customizing]].
* TomboyishPonytail: As
confident of the rival. As the player character, you can also style her hair as such at the barbershop if the player is sufficiently stylish.
two.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Fennekin Tepig. Her sole manga counterpart has one ([[spoiler:though it later ditches her and she gets the Snivy line in most artwork and adaptations, with the exception of Adventures where it's the Froakie line. Squirtle is also her Kanto starter of choice, and her clothes are thematically similar to Yveltal.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Every one of her shorts options.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her default clothes are Grade A along with any combination of OTK Socks
instead]]), and a Skirt/Dress or Shorts.[[http://www.moetron.com/post/153023496588/rosa-w-snivy-hilda-w-tepig-artfx-j-figures figurine]] pairs her with a Tepig.



!!Generation VII

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: Much like Calem and Serena in the previous generation, they kick lots of butt while wearing various different outfits.
* AdaptedOut: It appears that the Gen VII protagonists will join the Gen V ones in not actually appearing in the anime adaptation. The boy's outfit is instead once again the inspiration for Ash's.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kukui goes around the islands scouting the best trainers to make up the Alolan League. When you arrive [[spoiler: and beat the Elite Four, Kukui essentially reveals that you were being recruited to be the fifth trainer and Champion all along. The final battle sees the player as Champ defending their title from the last trainer as a challenger.]]
* BigEater: While Hapu will chastise them for not finishing the Zumungous Noodle Bowl at Seafolk Village, they can still visit three different restaurants in rapid succession and eat as much as they can buy at those restaurants. At the Battle Buffet, you can take up to ''50 servings'' of food, and assuming you've picked the least popular dishes, the protagonists can eat 24 servings and still be hungry and totally unsatisfied.
* TheBigGuy: Or Gal in the main story. The PlayerCharacter has no goals beyond the Island Challenge, and due to their blank expression, it's hard to tell how they really work in group dynamics. The rest of the cast repeatedly notes how the player is a natural when it comes to battling, and they are the powerhouse that crushes the opposition in every team they join. Whether it be fighting with the captains against Team Skull, following Gladion into the Aether Foundation, helping Lillie save Nebby, or catching the Ultra Beasts for the international police, someone else is always driving the plot. You are TheHero, but only significant due to being the most powerful trainer of the group who was directly chosen by Tapu Koko.
* ButThouMust: Certain dialogue options can make the protagonist come off as hesitant or outright resistant about becoming a Pokémon trainer, but the plot still requires them to take the island challenge, regardless.
* TheChosenOne: It's implied that Tapu Koko gave them the base for their Z-Ring because they saw something extraordinary in them (with said treatment usually being confined to island Kahunas). Considering they bravely risk life and limb to save Nebby the Cosmog, it's understandable.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They have a hobby of sleeping in other people's beds, and commenting on how the beds feel and smell. This has no effect on their Pokémon's health. There's also the fact that they can suddenly burst into a pirouette if you make them walk in a circle.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The male protagonist wears blue Popplio themed shoes and shirt with Litten pants in the middle, and the female protagonist red Litten themed shoes, hat and bag with Rowlet themed shorts and shirt in the middle in their default appearances.
* CoolShades: They can wear sunglasses in several colors, though only Elio gets aviator shades in particular.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair and eyes in their default appearance, albeit with a slight bluish tint.
* DanceBattler: Part of using Z-Moves involves doing a MagicDance.
* DeadpanSnarker: The dialogue options let you get pretty snarky.
* DissonantSerenity: They are almost always seen with a slight smile, regardless of the situation.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Spinning the control pad in a circle for long enough will make them do a pirouette.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Their ride gear includes a helmet.
* HeroicMime: {{Averted}}, as you are given plenty of dialogue options.
* IHaveManyNames: Until they appear unambiguously in other media or in game, it's unknown which among their Version Names (Sun and Moon), Promotional Names (Elio and Selene), or the names found in the internal data (Kai and Lana) will be their official CanonName.
* {{Jerkass}}: In a first for the series, you're given plenty of chances to play your character as a rude, detached asshat. You can express indifference to Alolan culture, insult Hau and Lillie, and tell Sophocles that you don't like his Festival Plaza.
* KindheartedCatLover: They do keep a Meowth as a housecat after all.
* LimitBreak: The first playable protagonists to use Z-Moves, which are powerful attacks that activate through a bond between Pokémon and trainers and the use of a Z-Crystal, but can only be used once per battle.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Z-Rings, which allow their Pokémon to use [[LimitBreak Z-Moves]] and Mega Evolve.
* MagicDance: Are the first protagonists to use Z-Moves, which require a dance to activate.
* MeaningfulName: Their version names are Sun and Moon for the guy and girl respectively. Their promotional theme names are Elio and Selene -- H''elio''s and ''Selene'' were the Greek gods for the sun and moon.
* MightyWhitey: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. It seems this way; a foreigner is welcomed into a different culture, learns their ways, is chosen by one of their ancient guardians, eventually becoming the strongest trainer and very first official Pokémon Champion of the Alola League. However, [[MixedAncestry they are half-Alolan]], and since they came from Kanto – which is based on Japan – their default light-skinned appearance [[{{Mukokuseki}} isn't supposed to be white but rather Asian]].
* MixedAncestry: They are half-Alolan on their mother's side; their dad is presumably from Kanto, which would make them the ''Pokémon'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent to Japanese-Hawaiian]].
* NewTransferStudent: Like in the Japanese trailer, the hero is a new kid who just moved to Alola and is quickly befriended by the rival.
* NoNameGiven:
** Similar to Leaf in ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'', both player characters in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are not given official names in the final game. A promotional trailer featuring Battle Royale shows two male playable characters named "Sun" and "Elio" and two female characters named "Moon" and "Selene", and the demo puts the player in the shoes of a male playable character named "Sun", but in the actual, final game, [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter the opposite playable gender never appears as an NPC]] and no selection of names are given when the player is asked to name their character.
** Japanese fandom adopted Mizuki as the female trainer's name. Although not as unanimous, they're tending towards calling the male protagonist Yōu.
* OneHeadTaller: Lillie is actually slightly taller than they are, which is more dramatic when playing as Selene.
* OneManArmy: Or to be more exact, a One-Trainer Army. Near the end of the game, they've become strong enough to take on five Team Skull grunts at once and win.
* PerpetualSmiler: They almost never have their smiles leave their faces, even while faced with villains.
* TheStoic: They hardly ever change expression, not even when ''the Ultra Wormhole opens''. Downplayed that they do have reactions of shock in cutscenes, but otherwise, their reactions remains unchanged.
* ShipTease: They're teased a lot with Lillie throughout the story. Yes, even when playing as Selene.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While they normally don't talk outside of dialogue options, when an Ultra Wormhole briefly appears in the sky above Heahea City, you get a sentence from their internal monologue where they wonder why they're seeing a crack in the sky.
* SuperMode: In the post-game, they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution through Dexio or Sina gifting them a Key Stone after beating them, depending on the version.
* SupportingProtagonist: The story is really more about Lillie and Nebby than the hero, and the post game is more about Looker and Anabel.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Surprisingly averted. [[spoiler: They become Alola's first champion and it sticks in the post-game. Whenever they go through the Elite Four, the person they fight after is out to claim their title]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: You can choose the third option for the trainer customization at first and have either of the protagonist you choose look exactly like their mother in skin color, eyes and hair.
* VagueAge: Actually averted, despite them having access to the same basic toolbox that gave Calem and Serena such a wide variety of apparent ages. Wicke asks the player at one point if they are "around eleven", to which the player can choose to respond either "Yes" or "How'd you know?", but saying no isn't an option.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Much like the Gen VI protagonists, the Gen VII protagonists are customizable. Even more so now that you can choose between four skin tones, including a legit dark skin tone as opposed to X and Y only having [[ButNotTooBlack a medium brown]], more clothing options, being able to dye white clothes and even go hatless, subverting the NiceHat requirement of all previous protagonists.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Downplayed, but you can give your character hair colors such as wine red (which looks to be more of a purple shade) or even white in the postgame.

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!!Generation VII

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: Much like Calem
[[folder:Cheren]]

One of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black
and Serena in the previous generation, they kick lots of butt while wearing various different outfits.
* AdaptedOut: It appears that the Gen VII protagonists will join the Gen V ones in not actually appearing in the anime adaptation. The boy's outfit
White''. Cheren is instead once again the inspiration for Ash's.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kukui goes around the islands scouting the best trainers to make up the Alolan League. When you arrive [[spoiler:
an intelligent and beat the Elite Four, Kukui essentially reveals that you were being recruited to be the fifth competitive trainer and Champion all along. The final battle sees the player as Champ defending their title from the last trainer as a challenger.]]
* BigEater: While Hapu will chastise them for not finishing the Zumungous Noodle Bowl at Seafolk Village, they can still visit three different restaurants in rapid succession and eat as much as they can buy at those restaurants. At the Battle Buffet, you can take up to ''50 servings'' of food, and assuming you've picked the least popular dishes, the protagonists can eat 24 servings and still be hungry and totally unsatisfied.
* TheBigGuy: Or Gal in the main story. The PlayerCharacter has no goals beyond the Island Challenge, and due to their blank expression, it's hard to tell how they really work in group dynamics. The rest of the cast repeatedly notes how the player is a natural when it comes to battling, and they are the powerhouse that crushes the opposition in every team they join. Whether it be fighting with the captains against Team Skull, following Gladion into the Aether Foundation, helping Lillie save Nebby, or catching the Ultra Beasts for the international police, someone else is always driving the plot. You are TheHero, but only significant due to being the most powerful trainer of the group
who was directly chosen by Tapu Koko.
* ButThouMust: Certain dialogue options can make the protagonist come off as hesitant or outright resistant about
is utterly focused on becoming a the Pokémon trainer, but League Champion. However, he only seeks to become the plot still requires them to take the island challenge, regardless.
* TheChosenOne: It's implied that Tapu Koko gave them the base
Champion for their Z-Ring because they saw something extraordinary in them (with said treatment usually being confined to island Kahunas). Considering they bravely risk life its own sake, and limb to save Nebby the Cosmog, it's understandable.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They have a hobby of sleeping in other people's beds, and commenting on how the beds feel and smell. This has no effect on their Pokémon's health. There's also the fact that they can suddenly burst
over time this motive is called into a pirouette if you make them walk in a circle.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The male protagonist wears blue Popplio themed shoes and shirt with Litten pants in the middle, and the female protagonist red Litten themed shoes, hat and bag with Rowlet themed shorts and shirt in the middle in their default appearances.
* CoolShades: They can wear sunglasses in several colors, though only Elio gets aviator shades in particular.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair and eyes in their default appearance, albeit with a slight bluish tint.
* DanceBattler: Part of using Z-Moves involves doing a MagicDance.
* DeadpanSnarker: The dialogue options let you get pretty snarky.
* DissonantSerenity: They are almost always seen with a slight smile, regardless of the situation.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Spinning the control pad in a circle for long enough will make them do a pirouette.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Their ride gear includes a helmet.
* HeroicMime: {{Averted}}, as you are given plenty of dialogue options.
* IHaveManyNames: Until they appear unambiguously in other media or in game, it's unknown which among their Version Names (Sun and Moon), Promotional Names (Elio and Selene), or the names found in the internal data (Kai and Lana) will be their official CanonName.
* {{Jerkass}}: In a first for the series, you're given plenty of chances to play your character as a rude, detached asshat. You can express indifference to Alolan culture, insult Hau and Lillie, and tell Sophocles that you don't like his Festival Plaza.
* KindheartedCatLover: They do keep a Meowth as a housecat after all.
* LimitBreak: The first playable protagonists to use Z-Moves, which are powerful attacks that activate through a bond between Pokémon and trainers and the use of a Z-Crystal, but can only be used once per battle.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Z-Rings, which allow their Pokémon to use [[LimitBreak Z-Moves]] and Mega Evolve.
* MagicDance: Are the first protagonists to use Z-Moves, which require a dance to activate.
* MeaningfulName: Their version names are Sun and Moon for the guy and girl respectively. Their promotional theme names are Elio and Selene -- H''elio''s and ''Selene'' were the Greek gods for the sun and moon.
* MightyWhitey: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. It seems this way; a foreigner is welcomed into a different culture, learns their ways, is chosen by one of their ancient guardians,
question. He eventually becoming becomes a Gym Leader in ''Black 2 and White 2''.

For information on Cheren, check
the strongest trainer and very first official Pokémon Champion of the Alola League. However, [[MixedAncestry they are half-Alolan]], and since they came from Kanto – which is based on Japan – their default light-skinned appearance [[{{Mukokuseki}} isn't supposed to be white but rather Asian]].
* MixedAncestry: They are half-Alolan on their mother's side; their dad is presumably from Kanto, which would make them the ''Pokémon'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent to Japanese-Hawaiian]].
* NewTransferStudent: Like in the Japanese trailer, the hero is a new kid who just moved to Alola and is quickly befriended by the rival.
* NoNameGiven:
** Similar to Leaf in ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'', both player characters in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are not given official names in the final game. A promotional trailer featuring Battle Royale shows two male playable characters named "Sun" and "Elio" and two female characters named "Moon" and "Selene", and the demo puts the player in the shoes of a male playable character named "Sun", but in the actual, final game, [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter the opposite playable gender never appears as an NPC]] and no selection of names are given when the player is asked to name their character.
** Japanese fandom adopted Mizuki as the female trainer's name. Although not as unanimous, they're tending towards calling the male protagonist Yōu.
* OneHeadTaller: Lillie is actually slightly taller than they are, which is more dramatic when playing as Selene.
* OneManArmy: Or to be more exact, a One-Trainer Army. Near the end of the game, they've become strong enough to take on five Team Skull grunts at once and win.
* PerpetualSmiler: They almost never have their smiles leave their faces, even while faced with villains.
* TheStoic: They hardly ever change expression, not even when ''the Ultra Wormhole opens''. Downplayed that they do have reactions of shock in cutscenes, but otherwise, their reactions remains unchanged.
* ShipTease: They're teased a lot with Lillie throughout the story. Yes, even when playing as Selene.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While they normally don't talk outside of dialogue options, when an Ultra Wormhole briefly appears in the sky above Heahea City, you get a sentence from their internal monologue where they wonder why they're seeing a crack in the sky.
* SuperMode: In the post-game, they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution through Dexio or Sina gifting them a Key Stone after beating them, depending on the version.
* SupportingProtagonist: The story is really more about Lillie and Nebby than the hero, and the post game is more about Looker and Anabel.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Surprisingly averted. [[spoiler: They become Alola's first champion and it sticks in the post-game. Whenever they go through the Elite Four, the person they fight after is out to claim their title]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: You can choose the third option for the trainer customization at first and have either of the protagonist you choose look exactly like their mother in skin color, eyes and hair.
* VagueAge: Actually averted, despite them having access to the same basic toolbox that gave Calem and Serena such a wide variety of apparent ages. Wicke asks the player at one point if they are "around eleven", to which the player can choose to respond either "Yes" or "How'd you know?", but saying no isn't an option.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Much like the Gen VI protagonists, the Gen VII protagonists are customizable. Even more so now that you can choose between four skin tones, including a legit dark skin tone as opposed to X and Y only having [[ButNotTooBlack a medium brown]], more clothing options, being able to dye white clothes and even go hatless, subverting the NiceHat requirement of all previous protagonists.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Downplayed, but you can give your character hair colors such as wine red (which looks to be more of a purple shade) or even white in the postgame.
Characters/PokemonGymLeaders Character Page.



[[folder: Elio / Sun]]
[[quoteright:155:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sun_moon_protagonist_male.png]]

The male main character of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', a young boy who has recently moved to the Alola region from Kanto alongside his mother and their pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie and protecting her Cosmog, Nebby, from a flock of aggressive Spearow, he is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, he picks his starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

While Elio hasn't appeared in the ''Pokémon Sun and Moon'' anime, his default clothes are the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration]] for Ash's outfit during that arc. His counterpart in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' is known as Sun.

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[[folder: Elio / Sun]]
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[[folder:Bianca (Bel)]]
[[quoteright:170:http://static.
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The male main character
org/pmwiki/pub/images/bianca2_2220.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (JP), Eileen Stevens (EN) (promo)

One
of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Bianca is a ditzy and idealistic young boy trainer who has recently moved is more interested in just travelling with her Pokémon than competitive battling. She uses her journey as a ComingOfAgeStory, discovering what she wants to the Alola region from Kanto alongside his mother do with her life. In ''Black 2 and their pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie White 2'' she decides to research Pokémon and protecting her Cosmog, Nebby, from a flock of aggressive Spearow, he is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, he picks his starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

While Elio hasn't appeared in the ''Pokémon Sun and Moon'' anime, his default clothes are the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration]] for Ash's outfit during that arc. His counterpart in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' is known as Sun.
becomes Professor Juniper's aide.



* BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit features a blue striped shirt, and his backpack, shoes and even his hair have blue accents.
* DissonantSerenity: In the demo for Sun and Moon, Elio doesn't stop smiling even when a Hakamo-o goes up to him and roars in his face.
* EightiesHair: His hair in his default appearance goes down to shoulder length.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: You can choose an effeminate battle style for him, and some of his clothes have pink options.
* HairAntennae: Has a tiny pair on top of his head that you only see when his hat's off, which he appears to have inherited from his mother as she has a similar pair on top of her head.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Lillie, though she still has a lot of ShipTease with both genders, much like [[AmbiguouslyBi Shauna]] from ''X and Y''. But during the Exeggutor Island rain cutscene, Lillie's dialogue differs depending on the protagonist's gender. [[spoiler:If the protagonist is male, she says that when she becomes a trainer, she'd like to travel together with him. If the protagonist is female, she simply says that she wants to learn all of the things she knows.]]
* PrimaryColorChampion: His primary outfit includes a blue and white striped shirt, blue backpack, and blue sneakers, and his capri pants have red accents.
* RealMenWearPink: Some of his available clothes options.
* ShirtlessScene: In the surfing outfit, the only thing he wears are swim shorts and a life-jacket.
* SleevesAreForWimps: He has a lot of tank top options.
* TheSouthpaw: Is depicted holding a Poké Ball in his left hand in his official artwork, and it can be a customization option regardless of gender.

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* BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit features BadassAdorable: Although she's not as interested in battling as her friends, she's still a blue striped shirt, very powerful and his backpack, shoes very cute young Trainer, especially in the sequels.
* BonusBoss:
** If you use the Memory Link function in ''Black 2
and White 2'' with a copy of ''Black'' or ''White'', she'll use her team from those games, including her starter and elemental monkey, in a battle on Route 1. Unlike other bonuses, this is a one-time battle.
** She appears in the ''Black 2 and White 2''[='=]s World Tournament, despite not being a Gym Leader, using a team based on her role as Juniper's aide.
* BreakTheCutie: Right from the start, her father almost completely prevents her from going on her journey. She tries her best and still loses to the player, and then her Munna is stolen by Team Plasma (it's given back later), causing her to feel weak. Later, in Nimbasa, her father goes all the way there to attempt to drag the poor girl back home. Thank goodness for Elesa's interference.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Cheren and either Hilda or Hilbert.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** In ''Black and White'', Bianca's team by endgame can easily be more robust, well-balanced, and have a more efficient movepool than Cheren's, despite the fact that Bianca is functionally a Pokémon hobbyist (later going into the non-combat side of Pokémon husbandry) and Cheren is dead-set on becoming the next Champion and is all about the battles.
** She's in the Pokémon World Tournament, in the Gym Leader tournaments, putting her up as one of the best Trainers in the world. A random NPC that gives you info on your opponents outright says that she's a powerful trainer.
* CuteClumsyGirl: So very much. It
even his hair have blue accents.
* DissonantSerenity: In the demo for Sun
shows in her battle sprites, which show her just about to trip and Moon, Elio fall as she pulls out her Poké Ball (Black/White) or cheers (Black 2/White 2).
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The point of her character development. She
doesn't stop smiling even when a Hakamo-o goes up to him and roars in his face.
* EightiesHair: His hair in his default appearance goes down to shoulder length.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: You can choose an effeminate battle style for him, and some of his clothes have pink options.
* HairAntennae: Has a tiny pair on top of his head that you only see when his hat's off, which he appears to have inherited from his mother as she has a similar pair on top of her head.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Lillie, though she still has a lot of ShipTease with both genders, much like [[AmbiguouslyBi Shauna]] from ''X and Y''. But during the Exeggutor Island rain cutscene, Lillie's dialogue differs depending on the protagonist's gender. [[spoiler:If the protagonist is male, she says that when she becomes a trainer, she'd like to travel together with him. If the protagonist is female, she simply says that
know what she wants out of life, but eventually decides to learn all help out Professor Juniper.
* TheDitz: She chooses Pokémon that have elemental weaknesses to you, and often can't find her way around many cities.
* DumbBlonde: She is described as a bit
of an unreliable airhead, though it's more just clumsy than outright dumb.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: It's gotten longer in ''Black 2 and White 2'', apparently to make her look older.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Not commented on, but her hairstyle greatly emphasizes it.
* FriendToAllLivingThings:
** All of her Pokémon in
the things she knows.Memory Link battle know Return, a move that powers up the more the user likes their trainer. In the World Tournament, only her Stoutland uses Return.
** In ''Black 2 and White 2'', you can call her on the Xtransceiver to have her rate your Pokémon's happiness (she even refers to them as your "little darlings.")
* GeniusDitz:
** She ends up having a pretty good team in the end of ''Black in White'' and is one of your possible opponents in the Pokémon World Tournament
** She decides to become a Pokémon Researcher, which she's making good on in ''Black 2 and White 2'' as Juniper's aide.
* GenkiGirl: Usually, anyway, unless [[ShrinkingViolet she's]] [[BreakTheCutie troubled.
]]
* PrimaryColorChampion: His primary outfit includes a blue GirlishPigtails: They aren't really pigtails, but the swept-up parts of her hair seem to evoke this.
* GondorCallsForAid: At the end of ''Black
and white striped shirt, blue backpack, White'', she calls upon the Gym Leaders to hold off the Sages at N's Castle.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The goal Bianca ends up deciding on in the end of ''Black
and blue sneakers, White''.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first visit at Reversal Mountain in ''Black 2 and White 2'' till you get to the main room and leave through Undella Town.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bianca has blonde hair and is one of the heroes.
%%* HartmanHips
* {{Meganekko}}: For some reason, she gained glasses between the two years. People joke that she stole them from Cheren, or at least received them from him in some manner. [[note]]It might be a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] to the CuteClumsyGirl above. She might be near-sighted.[[/note]]
%%* MoeStare
* NiceHat: Now with a [[HairDecs ribbon on the side]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He didn't want her to go on her journey, and actually shows up to try to take her home!
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She's actually a rather competent trainer in her own right as she's capable of holding on her own against Gym Leaders in the PWT. However, Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren and N end up being much more powerful than her by the end of BW.
* PluckyGirl: Don't think anything's going to stop her from finding her own dream. Not losing in battles, not having her Pokémon stolen, not even her dad's interference. Hell, she doesn't even back down or flinch during their conversation in Nimbasa City!
* ThePollyanna: She stays optimistic and cheerful no matter how many times she is best by the player.
* TheRival: Despite sharing this trope with Cheren, their character development in that regard is very different. Bianca starts her journey without many expectations or hopes to become anything, and discovers her abilities as her journey progresses.
* ShipTease: Her glasses in ''Black 2 and White 2'' look an awful lot like Cheren's, and Cheren himself is no longer wearing glasses...
* ShrinkingViolet: Somewhat. While she's usually perfectly outgoing, she is also shown to be frightened pretty easily. It doesn't help that [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] is constantly worrying over her journey,
and his capri pants have red accents.
* RealMenWearPink: Some
sheltering of his available clothes options.
her all her life probably caused her insecurities to start with.
* ShirtlessScene: In the surfing outfit, the only thing he SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is her Japanese name spelled Beru, Bel, Bell, or Belle? Because of this, her German name is Bell, Italian is Belle and Spanish is Bel.
* StockingFiller: She
wears are swim shorts orange garters under her dress in the first game.
* ThemeNaming: Her Japanese name, Bel, is Slavic for "white"; her English name is Italian for the same. The female player character's promotional name also related to white.
* WeaponOfChoice: To avoid giving her a canon starter choice, Musharna has become this for her in ''Black 2
and a life-jacket.
White 2''.
* SleevesAreForWimps: He has a lot WideEyedIdealist: She's constantly looking on the bright side of tank top options.
* TheSouthpaw: Is depicted holding
things. Cheren is a Poké Ball in his left hand in his official artwork, and it can be a customization option regardless little annoyed by this near the end, where she's still being bubbly despite the possible threat of gender. N beating the Pokémon League ahead.



[[folder:Selene / Moon]]
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The female main character of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', a young girl who has recently moved to the Alola region from Kanto alongside her mother and their pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie and protecting her Cosmog, Nebby, from a flock of aggressive Spearow, she is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, she picks her starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is known as Moon.

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[[folder:General Tropes (Black 2 and White 2)]]
* AnimeHair: Their hairstyles are much more conspicuous than previous main characters, that a Plasma Grunt even derisively compares the rival's to a Qwilfish. Despite it being traditional for protagonists to have a hat, they instead both have visors for their massive hair.
* BadassAdorable: More emphasis on the adorable part, but still as badass as the other protagonists.
* BestFriend: The chosen player shares a close, brotherly friendship with Hugh.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: This is the situation between Rosa/Nate and Curtis/Yancy. It's obvious that Curtis/Yancy has developed a major crush on Rosa/Nate, and if you follow his/her SidequestSidestory to [[GuideDangIt its conclusion]], the two eventually have a FerrisWheelDateMoment together.
* MeaningfulName: Their English and Japanese names both come from the word "resonate".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Their pupils are as white as their sclerae.
* RenaissanceMan: More so than any other protagonist. If you do everything in the game, then besides being [[ToBeAMaster a master trainer]], they're also a star actor/actress, manager of the Join Avenue, and champion of the World Tournament.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Nate (Kyouhei)]]
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The female main character of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'',
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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino (JP), Tom Wayland (EN) (promo)

Nate is
a young girl who has recently moved to boy living in Aspertia City with his childhood friend Hugh. At the Alola region from Kanto alongside her mother and start of the game, he sets off with Hugh to collect his first Pokémon. They then go their pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie separate ways and protecting he starts her Cosmog, Nebby, journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Rosa, Nate will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. He will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, he will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Nate himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations. Only had 2 counterparts appearing in the manga. The most prominent incarnation is Blake
from a flock of aggressive Spearow, she is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, she picks her starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

Her
''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is known as Moon.
and in addition, Arata from Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~




* BareYourMidriff: Some clothing choices and her surf outfit.
* FlowerMotifs: Her hat looks like a flower when seen from behind or above, and her shirt is covered in different colored flowers.
* GenkiGirl: Her official artwork depicts her as fairly energetic looking.
* HairDecorations: Instead of a hat, she can also wear different headbands, flowers, and even gems in her hair.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Her hair options are noticeably longer than Elio's.
* MegaTwintails: One of the hair options in the postgame are massive pigtails.
* MinidressOfPower: Can become the most powerful trainer in the region, and has numerous miniskirt options.
* NiceHat: She starts out with a cute red hat that kind of looks like a potted plant (and a flower, from behind).
* OneSteveLimit: Her unused name Lana is the same as that of the Water-type Trial Captain.
* PinkIsFeminine: Her ride outfit has pink stripes on them.
* RedIsHeroic: Wears a red hat, and her purse and shoes have red accents.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In her default appearance, the female protagonist wears upper thigh length short shorts, likely because of how hot Alola is compared to other regions.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Though it's not a part of her default look, OTK socks are an available option as early as the first shop.

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\n* BareYourMidriff: Some clothing choices and her surf outfit.
* FlowerMotifs: Her hat looks like a flower when seen from behind or above, and her shirt
MeaningfulAppearance: In contrast to Hugh's [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyes]], Nate's brown eyes imply he is covered the more agreeable, level headed of the duo.
* TheSmartGuy: His approach to double battles as an NPC
in different colored flowers.the Battle Subway.
* SpearCounterpart: To Rosa.

* GenkiGirl: Her official artwork depicts her as fairly energetic looking.
* HairDecorations: Instead of a hat, she can also wear different headbands, flowers, and even gems
StrongFamilyResemblance: Shares facial features in her hair.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Her hair options are noticeably longer than Elio's.
common with his mother.
* MegaTwintails: One of the hair options in the postgame are massive pigtails.
* MinidressOfPower: Can become the most powerful trainer in the region, and has numerous miniskirt options.
* NiceHat: She starts out with a cute red hat that kind of looks like a potted plant (and a flower,
WeaponOfChoice: Emboar from behind).
* OneSteveLimit: Her unused name Lana is
the same as that of animated trailer, being the Water-type Trial Captain.
* PinkIsFeminine: Her ride outfit has pink stripes on them.
* RedIsHeroic: Wears a red hat, and her purse and shoes have red accents.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In her default appearance,
starter he chose. Both his manga counterparts chose the female protagonist wears upper thigh length short shorts, likely because of how hot Alola is compared to other regions.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Though it's not a part of her default look, OTK socks are an available option as early as the first shop.
Oshawott line, however.



[[folder: Rotom Pokédex]]
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A Rotom inhabiting the latest version of the Pokédex, which is specifically made for it. Combined, the Rotom Pokédex elevates the technology to never before seen uses.

For tropes pertaining to Rotom as a species, see [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies here]].

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[[folder: Rotom Pokédex]]
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[[folder:Rosa (Mei)]]
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A Rotom inhabiting
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->Voiced by: Creator/AkiToyosaki (JP), Creator/LisaOrtiz (EN) (promo)

Rosa is a young girl living in Aspertia City with her childhood friend Hugh. At
the latest version start of the Pokédex, which is specifically made for it. Combined, game, she sets off with Hugh to collect her first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and she starts her journey across the Rotom Pokédex elevates Unova region.

If
the technology to never before seen uses.

For tropes pertaining to Rotom
player chooses Nate, Rosa will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. She will join the player in a species, see [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies here]].Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, she will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Rosa, like Hilda, hasn't appeared in other adaptations and is the third girl that does not appear in the anime. She only has one counterpart: Whitley from the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga.



* AscendedExtra: Rotom was a Pokémon that got some publicity around the release of ''Platinum'' with its formes, but has otherwise been just another Pokémon.
* DeadpanSnarker: As befitting its mischievous personality, the Rotom Pokédex makes some pretty sarcastic comments.
* FairyCompanion: As a main series first; a Rotom assists the player character by inhabiting a tailor-made Pokédex, allowing it to talk and perform more features than a standard Dex. In a somewhat ironic twist however, Rotom is a Ghost-type, which are better known for haunting people.
* HauntedTechnology: As is fitting with Rotom's ability to possess machinery. The Rotom Pokédex is the first known use that is intentional, however.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being in the dex, Rotom as a species isn't in the Alolan Dex itself.
** Despite being a Ghost-type, Rotom gets scared during Acerola's trial in an abandoned store filled with ghosts. This may be because Ghost Pokémon such as Rotom are weak to Ghost-type attacks, but it goes right back into Irony territory if Rotom lost its Ghost-typing after fusing with the Pokédex.
* MonsterCompendium: The original purpose of the Pokédex is to list Pokémon. So naturally this Pokédex does the same thing.
* NonActionGuy: Dex Rotom does not battle any Pokémon.
* RobotBuddy: Your Pokédex is a facsimile of one, seeing as it's possessed by a friendly Rotom.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Is powered down once you reach [[spoiler:Ultra Space]].
* SoProudOfYou: As your Pokédex gets filled and at certain points in the story, Rotom will praise you, being especially fond of "clever boy/girl".
* TalkingAnimal: While there have been other speaking Pokémon before, this is the first time one has been in a larger role. The Rotom can only do this if it's inside the Pokédex, though.
* UnexpectedCharacter: None could have anticipated a relatively minor Pokémon from three generations prior to take such a major role in ''Sun & Moon''. Rotom itself isn't even native to Alola and doesn't appear in the Alolan Pokédex.
* UnusualEuphemism: At one point, Rotom says "What the zzzt!?"
* VerbalTic: Sprinkles its dialogue with electric noises like "bzzt" and "zzzt", and tends to drag out s at the end of words into "zzz".
* WelcomeToCorneria: Averted at first, with many lines of unique dialogue after every story event, but falls into this during the postgame, where Rotom will draw from a list of only about 10 lines, leading to it continuing to remind you about content you've already completed. One of its lines is basically, "How about you register a new Pokémon in my Dex today?" Rotom will ask this question even after you've completed the Alolan Regional Dex and there are no new Pokémon to register.

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* AscendedExtra: Rotom was a Pokémon that got some publicity around DistaffCounterpart: To Nate.
* DreadfulMusician: In Omakes, [[http://collectorblackjackwantstobattle.tumblr.com/post/86586719520/rosa-should-ask-roxie-for-lessons even Meloetta can't her voice]].
* GenkiGirl: As an NPC in
the release of ''Platinum'' with its formes, but has otherwise been just another Pokémon.Battle Subway.
* GirlyGirl: Her design is more traditionally feminine compared to her predecessor Hilda.

* DeadpanSnarker: As befitting its mischievous personality, HairDecorations: Has yellow bands in her hair.
* HotBlooded: If
the Rotom Pokédex makes some pretty sarcastic comments.
* FairyCompanion: As a main series first; a Rotom assists the player character by inhabiting a tailor-made Pokédex, allowing
promo trailer is any indication. Her sprite implies it to talk and perform more features than a standard Dex. In a somewhat ironic twist however, Rotom is a Ghost-type, which are better known for haunting people.
too.
* HauntedTechnology: As is fitting OdangoHair: Combined with Rotom's ability to possess machinery. GirlishPigtails, rather like [[Franchise/SailorMoon a certain famous]] MagicalGirlWarrior.
* PimpedOutDress:
The Rotom Pokédex is the first known use that is intentional, however.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being
princess costume she wears in the dex, Rotom as a species isn't Pokéstar Studios movie "Mystery Doors of the Magical Land".
* RapunzelHair: The twintails hanging under her hair buns goes down almost to her waist. Imagine how long it would be if she undid the buns...
* TightsUnderShorts: She wears [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culottes culottes]] over her tights.
* WeaponOfChoice: Serperior
in the Alolan Dex itself.
** Despite being a Ghost-type, Rotom gets scared during Acerola's trial
animated trailer, which would fit in an abandoned store filled with ghosts. This may be because Ghost Pokémon such as Rotom are weak to Ghost-type attacks, but it goes right back into Irony territory if Rotom lost its Ghost-typing after fusing with the Pokédex.
* MonsterCompendium: The original purpose of
games since she would have the Pokédex is to list Pokémon. So naturally this Pokédex does Snivy line if as the same thing.
* NonActionGuy: Dex Rotom does not battle any Pokémon.
* RobotBuddy: Your Pokédex is a facsimile of one, seeing as it's possessed by a friendly Rotom.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Is powered down once you reach [[spoiler:Ultra Space]].
* SoProudOfYou: As your Pokédex
protagonist Nate chose Tepig. She also gets filled and at certain points in the story, Rotom will praise you, being especially fond of "clever boy/girl".
* TalkingAnimal: While there have been other speaking Pokémon before, this is the first time one has been
Snivy line in a larger role. The Rotom can only do this if it's inside the Pokédex, though.
* UnexpectedCharacter: None could have anticipated a relatively minor Pokémon from three generations prior to take such a major role in ''Sun & Moon''. Rotom itself isn't even native to Alola and doesn't appear in the Alolan Pokédex.
* UnusualEuphemism: At one point, Rotom says "What the zzzt!?"
* VerbalTic: Sprinkles its dialogue with electric noises like "bzzt" and "zzzt", and tends to drag out s at the end of words into "zzz".
* WelcomeToCorneria: Averted at first, with many lines of unique dialogue after every story event, but falls into this during the postgame, where Rotom will draw from a list of only about 10 lines, leading to it continuing to remind you about content you've already completed. One of its lines is basically, "How about you register a new Pokémon in my Dex today?" Rotom will ask this question even after you've completed the Alolan Regional Dex and there are no new Pokémon to register.
Kotobukiya figure.



!!Rivals

[[folder:General Rival Tropes]]

* TheAce: They stay competitive with the player character who always becomes the best trainer in the region. They're at least equal to Elite Four Members, if not the Champion, in power by the end of the game.
* AnimeHair: In contrast to the player character's hat, they tend to have instantly recognizable hairstyles.
* BigThinShortTrio: Tierno is the Big, Shauna is the Thin and Trevor is the Short.
* CharacterDevelopment: They get it more than any other NPC. Usually their repeated losses to the player character make them reevaluate their motives or methods by the end of the game.
* ChildProdigy: They seem to be the only [=NPCs=] to level grind to keep up with the player character.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In most cases, their CharacterDevelopment parallels the player's own journey and how they've grown through battling and interacting with them.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The rival will typically pick whichever starter holds an elemental advantage to what you picked.
* FireForgedFriends: If they don't start off as TrueCompanions to the player, they will be by the end of the game.
* FreeRangeChildren: The same as the protagonist.
* FriendlyRival: From Generation III and onwards, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Gladion nonwithstanding]].
* HelloInsertNameHere: Although they have {{Canon Name}}s, a few of them can be named by the player.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most get their own theme, as well as their own battle theme if standalone, often reflecting their personality.
* PrivilegedRival: Several rivals' parents are superstars in the Pokémon World, researchers, mob bosses, Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, etc.
* RecurringBoss: They must be fought several times throughout the games' main story. Most games also offer a way to fight them repeatedly after the story is over.
* TheRival: To the protagonist.
* ToBeAMaster: Their main motive is to either become masters via the Pokémon League, complete the Pokédex or just become stronger than the protagonist.
* WeaponOfChoice: With a few exceptions, their preferred Pokémon is the starter that is strong against the one the player character chose.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Blue Oak (Green Ookido)]]
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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese), Erik Scott Kimerer (English)

->''"I'm moving on up and ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! I'm going to the Pokémon League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful trainer! ...well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! [[CatchPhrase Smell ya]]!"''

TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into a huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.

Just as Red is the most famous player, Blue is the most famous rival, finding counterparts in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Gary Oak]] and [[Manga/PokemonAdventures Green (Blue internationally)]].

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!!Rivals

[[folder:General Rival Tropes]]

* TheAce: They stay competitive with the player character who always becomes the best trainer in the region. They're at least equal to Elite Four Members, if not the Champion, in power by the end of the game.
* AnimeHair: In contrast to the player character's hat, they tend to have instantly recognizable hairstyles.
* BigThinShortTrio: Tierno is the Big, Shauna is the Thin and Trevor is the Short.
* CharacterDevelopment: They get it more than any other NPC. Usually their repeated losses to the player character make them reevaluate their motives or methods by the end of the game.
* ChildProdigy: They seem to be the only [=NPCs=] to level grind to keep up with the player character.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In most cases, their CharacterDevelopment parallels the player's own journey and how they've grown through battling and interacting with them.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The rival will typically pick whichever starter holds an elemental advantage to what you picked.
* FireForgedFriends: If they don't start off as TrueCompanions to the player, they will be by the end of the game.
* FreeRangeChildren: The same as the protagonist.
* FriendlyRival: From Generation III and onwards, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Gladion nonwithstanding]].
* HelloInsertNameHere: Although they have {{Canon Name}}s, a few of them can be named by the player.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most get their own theme, as well as their own battle theme if standalone, often reflecting their personality.
* PrivilegedRival: Several rivals' parents are superstars in the Pokémon World, researchers, mob bosses, Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, etc.
* RecurringBoss: They must be fought several times throughout the games' main story. Most games also offer a way to fight them repeatedly after the story is over.
* TheRival: To the protagonist.
* ToBeAMaster: Their main motive is to either become masters via the Pokémon League, complete the Pokédex or just become stronger than the protagonist.
* WeaponOfChoice: With a few exceptions, their preferred Pokémon is the starter that is strong against the one the player character chose.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Blue Oak (Green Ookido)]]
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[[folder:Hugh (Hue)]]
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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese), Erik Scott Kimerer (English)

->''"I'm moving on up
by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) (promo)

TheRival in ''Black
and ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! I'm going to the White 2''. Hugh is a HotBlooded young man with [[ItsPersonal a serious grudge]] against Team Plasma, who stole his little sister's Purrlion years ago. To take revenge on them, he raised a Pokémon League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful trainer! ...well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! [[CatchPhrase Smell ya]]!"''

TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red
from an egg and Blue''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into became a huge {{Jerkass}}. trainer. Though abrasive he is usually cool and cocky, calm, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position [[BerserkButton goes berserk]] when confronted by a member of Viridian City's Gym Leader.

Just as Red is the most famous player, Blue is the most famous rival, finding counterparts in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Gary Oak]] and [[Manga/PokemonAdventures Green (Blue internationally)]].
Team Plasma.



* TheAce: The most accomplished rival in the series. What makes Blue unique is that he consistently outmatches you and becomes champion before you, giving the final battle a personal tone.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the remakes. In the original he had a sneering, downright punchable face. The remakes changed it into a cocky grin.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** He always shows up ahead of you, even up to beating the Elite Four before you and being the FinalBoss.
** His remake artwork plays with this and portrays him holding an Ultra Ball rather than a Pokéball like the protagonists.
** This gets reversed in ''Gold and Silver'', where in the remakes, he will often talk about Red and how Red defeated him.
* AnimeHair: His hair is spiked up in all of his appearances.
* TheArtifact: His name is Blue (as a reference to the Gen I games, ''Red and Blue'') but really should be Green (as it is in Japan, as a reference to the original ''Red and Green,'' which was never released internationally). There may have been an opportunity to fix this and have him be Green worldwide when the Gen I remakes came around, (''[=LeafGreen=]'' was released in all territories, instead of say a [=WaterBlue=]) but his name is still Blue in the Gen II remakes, and in Gen VII. Despite this in more recent appearances the designers have gone out of their way to give him green clothes and [[ColorCodedCharacters overall motif]] while still not changing his name back to Green. This artifact even led to {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s with his ''Origins'' and ''Pokemon Adventures'' counterparts, and has necessitated editing some ([[FailedASpotCheck but strangely not all]]) of his green auras and promo backgrounds to blue ones.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: By ''Gold and Silver'' and their remakes, he's become the Viridian City Gym Leader. He's also the strongest one between Kanto and Johto. In ''Sun and Moon'', it's made clear that Blue's second only to Red and acts as one of the two [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of the Battle Tree.
* BadassBoast: His final speech before battling him as Champion:
--> '''Blue:''' "While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon. Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type. And now… I am the Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. [[NotHyperbole I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!]]"
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Sun and Moon'', [[http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2016/usgamer/Pkemon-Sun-Starters-Shot-03.jpg an older Blue]] appears to be edging into this, contrasting with Red, who's developing into a more [[{{Hunk}} thickly-built guy]]. Though quite frankly, he had been showing signs of developing into one of these even back in ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver''.
* BootstrappedTheme: His Champion battle theme plays during the RealLife Pokémon Video Game Championship Finals.
* BreakTheHaughty: When you beat him and end his short reign as Champion. Professor Oak telling him that he stands no chance of becoming the Champion again in his current state adds salt to the wound.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Smell ya later!", easily his most iconic one despite actually only being used about twice in full in Generation I. Continues into [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY GenVI]]. While he himself doesn't show up, an NPC says he visited the region. While he's managed to learn how to say "Bonjour", he still makes his exit with "Smell ya later".
** "Whatever!", come ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** There's also "Bonjour", which is mentioned again in ''X and Y''.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** The first hint at this is him giving you the Fame Checker after you defeat him before Nugget Bridge because he felt guilty always being ahead of you. In the credits, he seems to be thinking about himself and his Pokémon after being told off by his grandfather and being beaten by you. In ''Gold and Silver'', he is fairly less of a {{Jerkass}}. He is also much more mature and seems to have learned how to take care of his Pokémon. This is evident when his Pigeot uses Return, a Normal attack that becomes stronger the more the Pokémon likes its user.
* ContinuityNod: In ''Red and Blue'', his sprite as the Champion had him wearing a leather jacket, which isn't seen again in ''Gold and Silver'' or the first generation remakes. It later returns in his design for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** His team when first battling him in front of the Battle Tree has the same Pokémon from when he competed in the Pokemon World Tournament which was the last time he was seen chronologically. His own selection in the Battle Tree includes all of his possible mons when originally fought as Champion, his Machamp added in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', his Aerodactyl from the aforementioned PWT, and Tyranitar which is a common Pokémon in his rematches.
* CoolShades: His ''Sun and Moon'' Sugimori artwork has him taking off a pair of sunglasses.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Averted, unlike with Red. He has none of the Kanto starters in any of his teams when fought as a Gym Leader or Pokémon World Tournament participant.
* DemotedToExtra: In the second generation, he has settled into the role of Viridian City's Gym Leader.
* DubNameChange: To follow with ''Red and Green'' becoming ''Red and Blue'' in international versions, he goes from Green to Blue. This can cause {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s when ColorCodedCharacters is invoked. See TheArtifact above.
* FinalBoss: Of the first generation.
* GratuitousFrench: "Bonjour!" is one of his catchphrases, at least to some extent, having first appeared before you battle him on the S.S. Anne. Even by the time ''X and Y'' rolls around he is mentioned to still use it.
* HellBentForLeather: In Generation I, except for ''Yellow'', he wears a black leather jacket upon becoming the Champion. He wears it full-time in Generations IV and V.
* HijackedByGanon: The novelty has been lost over the years, but the revelation that Blue is the Champion in ''Red and Blue'' was this. Up until that point, the player was led to believe that all they had to do was defeat the Elite Four to be considered the Champion, and the last time you encountered Blue, it was defeating him before traversing through Victory Road.
* InformedAttribute: The apparent mistreatment of his Pokémon is never actually shown, only told.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being named Blue, he was initially shown to favor Charmander as a starter.
** In Japan, despite being named Green, he is never associated with the Bulbasaur line as a starter.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His downfall is that he thinks so much about himself that he forgets to treat his Pokémon with love and respect. For the entire game, he views Pokémon as nothing more than cool powerful creatures that can do whatever he wants for him and help him become Champion.
** One may even consider the case of the encounter with him in Silph Co. His placement is DEEP within the building, in the room with the warp panel that leads to the president's office and Giovanni himself. However, it's very clear that his sole reason for being there was to challenge Red, as he promptly leaves to go challenge the Elite Four when you beat him, ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem clearly uninterested in the fact that an infamous criminal organization has invaded and taken over a civilian corporation and taken people hostage]]''. His only mention of it is that he muses how much trouble the Rockets gave Red before reaching him. While his Pokémon Origins self is considerably more dickish than in the game, in this situation he’s a bit better about it, it’s clear that his refusal to engage the Rockets is more out of considering that they’re in over their heads dealing with a notorious criminal organization. It helps that their encounter happens outside the building, the operation itself is clandestine instead of a city-wide invasion, with the two only learning about it from an employee that managed to escape, and Blue at least goes to inform the police with the employee while Red infiltrates the building.
* {{Jerkass}}: He likes to get under the player's skin anytime they cross paths.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thankfully matures into this by ''Gold and Silver''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Good luck trying to beat the game without accidentally finding out from somewhere that Blue is the Champion.
* NonElemental: As a Gym Leader and Champion, Blue has no type specialty and is the only Leader in the entire series who doesn't. Technically, his Pokémon cover [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[BlowYouAway Flying]], [[GreenThumb Grass]], [[PsychicPowers Psychic]], [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Fighting]], [[NonElemental Normal]], and [[DishingOutDirt Ground/Rock]].
* OneHourWorkWeek: Daisy mentions in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that her brother goes out of town so often that it causes problems for the trainers. Technically, Blue's traveling the world to find and study new Pokémon for his grandfather, but that's little consolation to trainers who want a Viridian City Gym badge.
* ParentalAbandonment: Oak apparently raises him and his sister on his own.
* PetTheDog: In the Gen I remakes, he gives you the Fame Checker following the Cerulean City encounter just because he feels sorry for you.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Red's Blue.
* TheRival: The first and the most straightly played. The player and Blue compete to see who can become the better trainer. Blue is always a step ahead of the player no matter, and always arrogantly looking down on them, setting up a rival you ''want'' to beat.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zigzagged. Although Blue acts more like an aggressive, arrogant [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] compared to [[NiceGuy Red]], Blue is actually [[RedOniBlueOni more emotional and loses his temper easily while Red is usually calm and almost]] [[TheStoic never shows any emotions]]. This is even emphasized in their new designs in ''Sun and Moon'', where Red has a more [[RatedMForManly well-built, toned appearance]], while Blue looks more like a [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]].
* SignatureMove: Trick Room as the Gym Leader in Generation IV. While only his Exeggutor knows it, it helps Exeggutor itself and its equally slow teammates (Machamp and Rhydon as well as Tyranitar in the rematches) to go first instead.
* TheSmartGuy: He's as much a Pokémon researcher as a Gym Leader in later games. It's mentioned several times that Blue travels all over the world finding and studying new Pokémon for his grandfather, and he tends to go off on tangents about Pokémon evolution and technical skills when you speak with him.
* SoreLoser: Even after he loses, he talks as if it's the player who needs to get stronger, not him (he finally begrudgingly accepts his loss after the final battle). [[CharacterDevelopment Not so much later]] [[TookALevelInKindness in the timeline, though.]]
* StealthPun: LostInTranslation; the Kanto Gym Badges are named after colors in the Japanese version, with the Viridian Gym's Earth Badge being called the Green Badge. Blue, named Green in the Japanese version, takes over the Viridian Gym after Giovanni's departure, so Green gives you the Green Badge.
* SuperMode: Blue can potentially have a Mega Pidgeot, Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados, Mega Aerodactyl, or Mega Tyranitar when faced in the Battle Tree.
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: His Gym Leader team is based off of his ''Red and Blue'' team... omitting the starter[[note]]Blue will have on his team a Gyarados, an Arcanine, and an Exeggutor, dropping one for his Blastoise, Charizard, or Venusaur respectively; here he has all three of the first[[/note]]. This is to avoid giving a 'canon' choice of his (and therefore Red's) starter. Notably, he does NOT have an Eeveelution, or any other Pokémon exclusively from his team in ''Yellow''.
* ThisCannotBe: In the Italian version, after you beat him in the first battle of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', in his grandfather's laboratory.
-->'''Blue''': Cosa? Non può essere! Era il Pokémon sbagliato![[labelnote:Literal English translation]]What? ThisCannotBe That was the wrong Pokémon![[/labelnote]]
* TimeSkip: He's visibly in his late teens/early 20's in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* TookALevelInBadass: After his stint as Champion, he took over Giovanni's Gym and is the toughest Gym Leader of the 8 Kanto leaders (and the toughest of the 16 in the Indigo League, and possibly toughest of all the Gym leaders in the entire series). He may be second to Red, but that still makes him the second toughest trainer in the game.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He and Red used to be good friends, until he started being a bully for whatever reason right before ''Red and Blue'' start. Thankfully, this has [[TookALevelInKindness largely faded]] by ''Sun and Moon'', where he's back to being best friends with Red and even kinda friendly with young trainers.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes nicer by ''Gold and Silver''. This continues in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where despite being openly irritated about losing, he still compliments the player for being "the real deal" when defeated and congratulates them if they win the tournament, and by the time of ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' he doesn't mind losing at all.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike Giovanni, Blue has a mixture of types for his Viridian Gym battle.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[AllThereInTheManual The guidebook for ''Red and Blue'']] explains that he was Red's best friend until shortly before the start of the game, when he become a bully. Despite this, there's still [[VitriolicBestBuds times where he talks to you like an old friend]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Red have apparently (re)developed into this by the time they appear in ''Sun and Moon''; for his part, Blue has clearly mellowed with age.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. While one Pokémon will always inevitably be more powerful than the others, which Pokémon it is changes in every game. Given a nod in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where he is one of the few trainers in the World Tournament who will lead with whatever Pokémon he feels like leading with, unlike almost everyone else, who always lead with their signature Pokémon.
** He will have whichever starter has the advantage over Red's. In early promo art for [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Green.]] he was [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/ec/Charizard_red_stuff.jpg always]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c8/Kensugiart2.png seen]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b6/Sugimori1996.png with the Charmander line,]] in contrast to [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/55/Rival_artwork.png Red's original Bulbasaur.]] However as Red has become more associated with Charizard, Blue has become more likely to have Blastoise (as seen in the main anime, ''Origins'', and ''Generations''.)
** He will usually has a trio of Pokémon that are Grass, Fire, and Water types. In games where he and Red both show up as challengers, Red would have all the Kanto starters, so Blue would have Gyarados, Arcanine, and Exeggutor. In games where Blue is the rival, his starter would replace a Pokémon in that trio as his strongest Pokémon. Of those three aforementioned Pokémon, Exeggutor has the best attendance record in the games, and Arcanine in adaptations. Similarly, he gets Eevee in Yellow to contrast Red's Pikachu.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Blue uses a Rattata against the player during their battle in Cerulean City, which evolves into a Raticate in his next battle. After that, it disappears from his team without mention.

to:

* TheAce: The most accomplished rival in the series. What makes Blue unique is that he consistently outmatches you AntiHeroSubstitute: To Cheren and becomes champion before you, giving the final battle a personal tone.
Bianca, though they're still around.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the remakes. In the original he had a sneering, downright punchable face. The remakes changed it into a cocky grin.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** He always shows
ArtificialBrilliance: When you're teaming up ahead of you, even up to beating the Elite Four before you and being the FinalBoss.
** His remake artwork plays
with this and portrays him holding an Ultra Ball rather than in a Pokéball like Double Battle, Hugh can sometimes be seen taking advantage of the protagonists.
** This gets reversed in ''Gold and Silver'', where in the remakes,
player's Pokémon's abilities. For example, he will often talk about Red and how Red defeated him.
* AnimeHair: His hair is spiked
use a Fire-type attack on your Pokémon if it has Flash Fire to power up your moves, or a Water-type attack to heal your Pokémon if it has Water Absorb.
* BackToBackBadasses: Notable
in that unlike all of his appearances.
* TheArtifact: His name is Blue (as a reference to the Gen I games, ''Red and Blue'') but really should be Green (as it is in Japan, as a reference to the original ''Red and Green,'' which was never released internationally). There may have been an opportunity to fix this and have him be Green worldwide when the Gen I remakes came around, (''[=LeafGreen=]'' was released in all territories, instead of say a [=WaterBlue=]) but his name is still Blue in the Gen II remakes, and in Gen VII. Despite this in
previous rivals, you spend much more recent appearances the designers have gone out of their way to give him green clothes and [[ColorCodedCharacters overall motif]] while still not changing his name back to Green. This artifact even led to {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s with his ''Origins'' and ''Pokemon Adventures'' counterparts, and has necessitated editing some ([[FailedASpotCheck but strangely not all]]) of his green auras and promo backgrounds to blue ones.time fighting alongside Hugh than against him.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: By ''Gold BerserkButton: He pretty much flips out the instant he sees a member of Team Plasma, both new and Silver'' old. At one point when you enter Driftveil City, he just rushes onto the scene and their remakes, slaps/shoves/punches/otherwise physically assaults a grunt like it's nothing. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is about outgrowing this.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares heavily about his little sister and is said to be doting towards her. He also despises Team Plasma because they kidnapped her Purrloin. In a way, he also is this to the Player Character themselves throughout the journey through assuring they are never alone taking on Team Plasma and encourages you along the way.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: One of his main flaws is his refusal to acknowledge the original Team Plasma's HeelFaceTurn. He finally starts to overcome this outlook near the end of the game.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm about to unleash my rage!" / "You're about to feel my rage!"
* CharacterDevelopment: Hugh starts off as an IdealHero, kind and supportive of the PlayerCharacter. His only flaw is that he refuses to forgive Team Plasma for, years ago, having stolen his sister's Purrloin. He is dragged down and blinded by this hatred, but finally comes to terms with the fact that former villains can redeem themselves. Hugh finds peace, and continues to care for his sister's Purrloin-turned-Liepard, even though it was raised and influenced by Team Plasma, knowing it is still good at heart.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Only if you're playing on Challenge Mode, but there his Pokémon's levels when
he's battling against you are higher than when he's an ally, leading to one point where his Pokémon's levels actually go ''down'' within a short span of time.
* FaceOfAThug: Despite having a design that brings {{jerkass}} rivals such as Blue and Silver to mind, he is generally calm and friendly. His bad side is only shown towards Team Plasma and those he believed was in his way.
* {{Forgiveness}}: His personal struggle is learning to let go of his hatred for the former Plasma members and move on.
%%* FreudianExcuse: Rare heroic example. Surely there's a reason he hates Team Plasma, right? Right?
* FriendlyRivalry: At no point in the game does he ever challenge you for the sake of ''beating'' you and proving himself superior. As your best friend, he offers to battle you in order to test your Pokémons' strength, and after losing, shows complete confidence in your abilities and encourages you to continue on your quest to
become the Viridian City Gym Leader. He's also the strongest one between Kanto and Johto. In ''Sun and Moon'', it's made clear Unova champion.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels around with your for short periods at several points (such as Castelia Sewers), even participating in Tag Battles with you.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take
that Blue's second much to get him angry. Simply the entire existence of Team Plasma will send him into a rage.
* HeroicBSOD: After finding out that his sister's Purrloin has evolved into a Liepard and will now
only to Red and acts as one of obey the two [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of Shadow Triad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nate when he's
the Battle Tree.player character.
* BadassBoast: His final speech before battling him as Champion:
--> '''Blue:''' "While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon. Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type. And now… I am
HotBlooded: He is very passionate, especially when it comes to beating the Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. [[NotHyperbole I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!]]"
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Sun and Moon'', [[http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2016/usgamer/Pkemon-Sun-Starters-Shot-03.jpg an older Blue]] appears to be edging into this, contrasting with Red, who's developing into a more [[{{Hunk}} thickly-built guy]]. Though quite frankly, he had been showing signs
hell out of developing into one of these even back in ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver''.
Team Plasma.
* BootstrappedTheme: His Champion battle theme plays during the RealLife Pokémon Video Game Championship Finals.
* BreakTheHaughty: When you beat him and end his short reign as Champion. Professor Oak telling him that he stands no chance of becoming the Champion again in his current state adds salt to the wound.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Smell ya later!", easily his most iconic one despite actually only being used about twice in full in Generation I. Continues into [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY GenVI]]. While he himself doesn't show up, an NPC says he visited the region. While he's managed to learn how to say "Bonjour", he still makes his exit with "Smell ya later".
** "Whatever!", come ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** There's also "Bonjour", which is mentioned again in ''X and Y''.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** The first hint at this is him giving you the Fame Checker after you defeat him before Nugget Bridge
ItsPersonal: Chases Team Plasma because he felt guilty always being ahead of you. In they kidnapped his little sister's Purrloin.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is willing to go to violent lengths in order to get
the credits, justice his sister deserves.
* LargeHam: Hugh will make the extra effort to let everyone know when
he is about to unleash his rage.
* MeaningfulName: Hue, as in color, fits in with a number of other color based names. Particularly it forms a trio with its generation, 'black, white, and color'.
* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, he ultimately
seems to be thinking about himself admire the protagonist and his Pokémon after being told off by his grandfather and being beaten by you. In ''Gold and Silver'', he is fairly less of a {{Jerkass}}. He is also much more mature and seems to have learned how to take care of cares for his Pokémon. This is evident when his Pigeot uses Return, a Normal attack that becomes stronger the more the Pokémon likes its user.
* ContinuityNod:
In ''Red and Blue'', his sprite as the Champion had him wearing a leather jacket, which isn't seen again in ''Gold and Silver'' or the first generation remakes. It later returns in his design fact, he actually apologizes several times for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** His team when first battling him in front of the Battle Tree has the same Pokémon from when he competed in the Pokemon World Tournament which was the last time he was seen chronologically. His own selection in the Battle Tree includes all of his possible mons when originally fought as Champion, his Machamp added in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', his Aerodactyl from the aforementioned PWT, and Tyranitar which is a common Pokémon in his rematches.
* CoolShades: His ''Sun and Moon'' Sugimori artwork has him taking off a pair of sunglasses.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Averted, unlike with Red. He has none of the Kanto starters in any of his teams when fought as a Gym Leader or Pokémon World Tournament participant.
* DemotedToExtra: In the second generation, he has settled into the role of Viridian City's Gym Leader.
* DubNameChange: To follow with ''Red and Green'' becoming ''Red and Blue'' in international versions, he goes from Green to Blue. This can cause {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s when ColorCodedCharacters is invoked. See TheArtifact above.
* FinalBoss: Of the first generation.
* GratuitousFrench: "Bonjour!" is one of his catchphrases, at least to some extent, having first appeared before you battle him on the S.S. Anne. Even by the time ''X and Y'' rolls around he is mentioned to still use it.
* HellBentForLeather: In Generation I, except for ''Yellow'', he wears a black leather jacket upon becoming the Champion. He wears it full-time in Generations IV and V.
* HijackedByGanon: The novelty has been lost over the years, but the revelation that Blue is the Champion in ''Red and Blue'' was this. Up until that point,
dragging the player was led to believe that all they had to do was defeat the Elite Four to be considered the Champion, and the last time you encountered Blue, it was defeating him before traversing through Victory Road.
* InformedAttribute: The apparent mistreatment of
character into his Pokémon is never actually shown, only told.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being named Blue, he was initially shown
quest to favor Charmander as a starter.
** In Japan, despite being named Green, he is never associated with the Bulbasaur line as a starter.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His downfall is that he thinks so much about himself that he forgets to treat his Pokémon with love and respect. For the entire game, he views Pokémon as nothing more than cool powerful creatures that can do whatever he
take down Team Plasma. He also wants for him and help him to see the protagonist become Champion.
** One may even consider
the case of the encounter with him in Silph Co. His placement is DEEP within the building, in the room with the warp panel that leads to the president's office and Giovanni himself. However, it's very clear that his sole reason for being there was to challenge Red, as he promptly leaves to go challenge the Elite Four when you beat him, ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem clearly uninterested in the fact that an infamous criminal organization has invaded and taken over a civilian corporation and taken people hostage]]''. His only mention of it is that he muses how much trouble the Rockets gave Red before reaching him. While his Pokémon Origins self is considerably more dickish than in the game, in this situation he’s a bit better about it, it’s clear that his refusal to engage the Rockets is more out of considering that they’re in over their heads dealing with a notorious criminal organization. It helps that their encounter happens outside the building, the operation itself is clandestine instead of a city-wide invasion, with the two only learning about it from an employee that managed to escape, and Blue at least goes to inform the police with the employee while Red infiltrates the building.
* {{Jerkass}}: He likes to get under the player's skin anytime they cross paths.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thankfully matures into this by ''Gold and Silver''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Good luck trying to beat the game without accidentally finding out from somewhere that Blue is the
Unova Champion.
* NonElemental: As a Gym Leader PlatonicLifePartners: With Rosa when she's the player character.
* RealMenWearPink: Oddly enough, his Xtransceiver is pink, which contrasts with the red
and Champion, Blue has no type specialty yellow ones Nate and is the only Leader in the entire series who doesn't. Technically, Rosa possess, respectively.
* SchrodingersGun: He's had
his Pokémon cover [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[BlowYouAway Flying]], [[GreenThumb Grass]], [[PsychicPowers Psychic]], [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Fighting]], [[NonElemental Normal]], and [[DishingOutDirt Ground/Rock]].
* OneHourWorkWeek: Daisy mentions in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that her brother goes out of town so often that it causes problems for the trainers. Technically, Blue's traveling the world to find and study new
starter Pokémon for his grandfather, a bit before the game even starts, but ''what'' it turns out to be always has the type advantage against the one you picked.
* TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: Call him before you reach Reversal Mountain to know where he is.
-->Hugh: One word: Reversal Mountain. [[TwoWordsICantCount Oh wait,
that's little consolation to trainers who want a Viridian City Gym badge.
* ParentalAbandonment: Oak apparently raises him and his sister on his own.
* PetTheDog: In the Gen I remakes, he gives you the Fame Checker following the Cerulean City encounter just because he feels sorry for you.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Red's Blue.
* TheRival: The first and the most straightly played. The player and Blue compete to see who can become the better trainer. Blue is always a step ahead of the player no matter, and always arrogantly looking down on them, setting up a rival you ''want'' to beat.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zigzagged. Although Blue acts more like an aggressive, arrogant [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] compared to [[NiceGuy Red]], Blue is actually [[RedOniBlueOni more emotional and loses his temper easily while Red is usually calm and almost]] [[TheStoic never shows any emotions]]. This is even emphasized in their new designs in ''Sun and Moon'', where Red has a more [[RatedMForManly well-built, toned appearance]], while Blue looks more like a [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]].
* SignatureMove: Trick Room as the Gym Leader in Generation IV. While only his Exeggutor knows it, it helps Exeggutor itself and its equally slow teammates (Machamp and Rhydon as well as Tyranitar in the rematches) to go first instead.
* TheSmartGuy: He's as much a Pokémon researcher as a Gym Leader in later games. It's mentioned several times that Blue travels all over the world finding and studying new Pokémon for his grandfather, and he tends to go off on tangents about Pokémon evolution and technical skills when you speak with him.
* SoreLoser: Even after he loses, he talks as if it's the player who needs to get stronger, not him (he finally begrudgingly accepts his loss after the final battle). [[CharacterDevelopment Not so much later]] [[TookALevelInKindness in the timeline, though.
two words...]]
* StealthPun: LostInTranslation; the Kanto Gym Badges are named after colors YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's dark blue.
* WeaponOfChoice: Samurott
in the Japanese version, with the Viridian Gym's Earth Badge being called the Green Badge. Blue, named Green animated trailer.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Clay for blindly trusting Rood and his followers. However, he
in the Japanese version, takes over the Viridian Gym after Giovanni's departure, so Green gives turns gets this from Clay, who points out that you the Green Badge.
* SuperMode: Blue can potentially have a Mega Pidgeot, Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados, Mega Aerodactyl, or Mega Tyranitar when faced in the Battle Tree.
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: His Gym Leader team is based off of his ''Red and Blue'' team... omitting the starter[[note]]Blue will have on his team a Gyarados, an Arcanine, and an Exeggutor, dropping one for his Blastoise, Charizard, or Venusaur respectively; here he has all three of the first[[/note]]. This is
need to avoid giving a 'canon' choice of his (and therefore Red's) starter. Notably, he does NOT have an Eeveelution, or any learn to respect other Pokémon exclusively from his team in ''Yellow''.
* ThisCannotBe: In the Italian version, after you beat him in the first battle
people's differing perspectives instead of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', in his grandfather's laboratory.
-->'''Blue''': Cosa? Non può essere! Era il Pokémon sbagliato![[labelnote:Literal English translation]]What? ThisCannotBe That was the wrong Pokémon![[/labelnote]]
* TimeSkip: He's visibly in his late teens/early 20's in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* TookALevelInBadass: After his stint as Champion, he took over Giovanni's Gym and is the toughest Gym Leader of the 8 Kanto leaders (and the toughest of the 16 in the Indigo League, and possibly toughest of all the Gym leaders in the entire series). He may be second to Red, but that still makes him the second toughest trainer in the game.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He and Red used to be good friends, until he started being a bully for whatever reason right before ''Red and Blue'' start. Thankfully, this has [[TookALevelInKindness largely faded]] by ''Sun and Moon'', where he's back to being best friends with Red and even kinda friendly with young trainers.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes nicer by ''Gold and Silver''. This continues in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where despite being openly irritated about losing, he still compliments the player for being "the real deal"
blindly condemning them - especially when defeated and congratulates them if they win the tournament, and by the time of ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' he doesn't mind losing at all.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike Giovanni, Blue has a mixture of types
they're [[TheAtoner trying to redeem themselves for his Viridian Gym battle.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[AllThereInTheManual The guidebook for ''Red and Blue'']] explains that he was Red's best friend until shortly before the start of the game, when he become a bully. Despite this, there's still [[VitriolicBestBuds times where he talks to you like an old friend]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Red have apparently (re)developed into this by the time they appear in ''Sun and Moon''; for his part, Blue has clearly mellowed with age.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. While one Pokémon will always inevitably be more powerful than the others, which Pokémon it is changes in every game. Given a nod in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where he is one of the few trainers in the World Tournament who will lead with whatever Pokémon he feels like leading with, unlike almost everyone else, who always lead with
their signature Pokémon.
** He will have whichever starter has the advantage over Red's. In early promo art for [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Green.]] he was [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/ec/Charizard_red_stuff.jpg always]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c8/Kensugiart2.png seen]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b6/Sugimori1996.png with the Charmander line,]] in contrast to [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/55/Rival_artwork.png Red's original Bulbasaur.]] However as Red has become more associated with Charizard, Blue has become more likely to have Blastoise (as seen in the main anime, ''Origins'', and ''Generations''.)
** He will usually has a trio of Pokémon that are Grass, Fire, and Water types. In games where he and Red both show up as challengers, Red would have all the Kanto starters, so Blue would have Gyarados, Arcanine, and Exeggutor. In games where Blue is the rival, his starter would replace a Pokémon in that trio as his strongest Pokémon. Of those three aforementioned Pokémon, Exeggutor has the best attendance record in the games, and Arcanine in adaptations. Similarly, he gets Eevee in Yellow to contrast Red's Pikachu.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Blue uses a Rattata against the player during their battle in Cerulean City, which evolves into a Raticate in his next battle. After that, it disappears from his team without mention.
past misdeeds.]]



[[folder:"Silver"]]
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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English)

->''"I hate the weak. Pokémon, trainers. It doesn't matter who or what. I'm going to be strong and wipe out the weak. That goes for Team Rocket too. They act big and tough in a group. But get them alone, and they're weak. I hate them all. You stay out of my way. A weakling like you is only a distraction."''

TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this approach and slowly turns over a new leaf.

His counterpart is Silver in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures,'' and he has a pseudo-counterpart in Paul from the anime, even though the character first showed up in the Diamond and Pearl arc.

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!!Generation VI

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: The player can customize both characters in a variety of clothing from casual, to extremely professional, and in some cases elegant. And, of course, you can kick plenty of ass while dressed as such.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The player will be superior to their rival counterpart when it comes to battling, and will always have a more completed Pokedex than Trevor.
* BackToBackBadasses: The player will just as frequently team up with their rival as they will battle against them.
* BreakTheHaughty: Despite being straightforward with training and actively getting stronger while doing everything right, your rival can never beat you and they'll always question why.
* CantCatchUp: Your rival will go through a good deal of existential angst over losing to you when you beat him/her in a battle for the Mega Ring.
* ChickMagnet: As is the case with many recent protagonists, the PC gets ShipTease with a good number of females. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Unusually, however, this isn't just the case with Calem]]. (Albeit it not being as blatant when directed towards her.)
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Unlike Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna, who have their own priorities, the rival will actively try to foil Team Flare's schemes, not unlike the player themselves.
* ColorMotif: Calem's default outfit has colors resembling Xerneas while Serena's default outfit has colors resembling Yveltal, their outfits can also be customized to suit the player's own personal personality or elemental preferences.
%%* CoolShades: Wears a pair over his/her hat.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A possibility for those who choose the darkest skin color and have their hair dyed at the hair salon.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Also an option if one who picks the darkest skintone and gets their hair dyed.
* DeadpanSnarker: As a Rival.
* DeclarationOfProtection: The rival will feel it is their duty to look after and protect their friends from people like Team Flare.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Zig-Zagged. [[spoiler:At the end, after defeating Diantha, the PlayerCharacter, TheRival, and the other three are treated to a parade and are personally given the "Honor of Kalos" as thanks for taking down Team Flare.]] In the Battle Chateau, however, an AlphaBitch trainer will talk trash about your clothes saying "Did you dress yourself in the dark or dig them out of the garbage" regardless whether or not if you're the most stylish trainer in all of Kalos with the most expensive chic clothing.
* AFatherToHisMen: The player's ability to utilize the Mega Ring implies that they share a special bond of trust and friendship with their Pokémon.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: ''Much'' more so than the others listed here. Even their ''skin color'' is mutable at character creation, and virtually everything else about their appearance can be changed at will at any point during the game. It's very unlikely that any two given Gen VI protags will look exactly alike, especially when comparing players who have unlocked everything.
* FiveManBand: With a 2:3 female to male ratio with the opposite gendered player characters and the 3 friendly rivals as a departure from the usual PowerTrio of the only having one rival. The Player and the opposite gendered Rival trade off on TheLeader and TheLancer roles. Shauna is TheChick as the most supportive, and girly member. Tierno is TheBigGuy for both his large size, and his focus on dancing moves that all either boost offensive ability, or are strong attacking moves. Trevor is TheSmartGuy who is more focused on finishing the Pokedex and learning about new types of Pokémon. They even fit the [[ColorCodedCharacters stereotypes color-wise]] with the leader and lancer as red and blue, big as yellow, smart as green, and chick as pink.
* FreudianTrio: The Player is [[TheKirk Ego]], The Rival is [[TheSpock Super Ego]] and Shauna is [[TheMcCoy Id]].
* GoodCounterpart: To Lysandre, the Team Flare Boss. Both of them start out as Sycamore's disciples, run errands for the man, and at some point become able to use Mega Evolution. The difference in how they acquire Mega Evolution exemplify this best; while Lysandre uses a contraption to force his Pokémon to Mega Evolve, the protagonist is able to use it through the Mega Ring, and their bond with their Pokémon to bring out true strength.
* GogglesDoNothing: As the player, they have sunglasses on their hat as part of the default outfit.
%%* GrayEyes: By default. In Calem's case related to his MeaningfulName below.
* TheHero: As the player character.
* HumbleHero: Though it doesn't have an effect on the story, there are a few dialogue options at certain points that are more modest than others.
* IconicItem: The player eventually assumes possession of the Mega Ring. The rival later gains possession of one post-game.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The rival will become slightly envious of the player, realizing that the player was simply meant for greater things than they are.
* {{Immortality}}: In the postgame, Sycamore says that the group were exposed to Team Flare's machine, meaning that they might have become immortal.
* InformedAttractiveness: Eventually, after performing enough stylish actions, many establishments around Lumiose City will comment in awe of how stylish the player is, even if you've never changed your hair or clothes since rolling out of bed.
* InSeriesNickname: Near the beginning of the game, the player can create a nickname for the rest of the group to refer to them by.
* TheLeader: Whoever the rival is will initially serve this role; Levelheaded type, while the player starts off as their {{Lancer}}.
** The PlayerCharacter turns into a Charismatic type over the course of the game, with everyone, even the rival who has now been demoted to TheLancer, looking up to them.
* LegacyCharacter: Looker presents the player with the codename "Looker" after he leaves Kalos.
* LonerTurnedFriend: As a rival, they act rather aloof from the beginning, mainly focusing on training rather than hanging around. By the time you take down Team Flare, however, they have a change in attitude and become more personable with the rest of the gang.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Mega Rings, used to activate Mega Evolution.
* MeaningfulName: Calem and Serena's names (both in English and Japanese) come from the words "calm" and "serene," respectively.
** Their promotional names Xavier and Yvonne are fairly common [[FantasyCounterPartCulture French names]] that start with X and Y. Their respective meanings have no other correlation.
* NaiveNewcomer: As usual, the player character starts off completely new to Pokémon training, but they are also implied to be new to much of the Kalos Region as well. Luckily their rival will show them the ropes.
* NiceHat: Interestingly, only the player keeps the hat.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The rival starts to feel this way during the fight with Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.
--> ''"But if I keep relying on you like this, going on this journey will lose its meaning..."''
* ProtagonistPowerupPrivileges: As the PlayerCharacter, they are the only one of the five who gets to use the Mega Evolution mechanic. Justified given that they defeated the other candidate and there was only one ring available at the time. As a rival, they get access to Mega Evolution Post-game.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: The Rival starts off as the member with the most experience, but after you finally battle, it becomes clear that the player has overtaken them.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The rival will be the Blue Oni to the player's Red Oni. The player, however, will be the Blue Oni to Shauna's Red.
* TheRival: The one you don't play as appears as such, and they mainly focus on getting stronger than you.
* RollerBladeGood: The player gets a pair early on, and can learn an assortment of awesome tricks like backflips and swirls.
* RookieRedRanger: Despite being the group's newest member, the player character quickly becomes its most capable battler.
* SilentProtagonist: Played with. You don't have explicit pre-created dialogue like the [=NPCs=] do but the options this generation are far more specific than in previous gens.
* ShipTease: With each other, and the player character with Shauna.
* SuperMode: The first protagonists to be able to use Mega Evolution [[labelnote]] Although Red can Mega Evolve his Starters in ''Sun and Moon'', he is not a playable character at that point. [[/labelnote]]
* TeamDad: The rival, who leads by example, and likes to protect rather than support.
* TeamMom: The player. The few dialogue options available to the player will always have one gentle, supportive option.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Calem, Serena and Shauna. Each of them receives one of the three starter Pokémon.
* TheUnchosenOne: The rival really wants to be TheChosenOne, but unfortunately for them, it would seem the player already holds the position.
* VagueAge: Even more true than other protagonists, and in some ways for Serena even ''more'' true than Calem, thanks to the VirtualPaperDoll feature. Some outfit-and-hair combinations can make Serena look like a [[Characters/PokemonAnimeOriginalSeries certain other 10-year-old tomboy]] in the franchise or make her and Calem look ''younger'' than even Red (Serena's "cute" clothes + pigtails are good at this), while others, particularly ones from Lumiose and Snowbelle, can make him/her look practically like a college student. By default s/he has the air of a mid-teen, however.
** Post-game, a girl named Emma is introduced who is explicitly sixteen years-old. She treats the player with respect, as if they are older, but judging from appearances, the player character is of similar height and looks, implying they are somewhere very close to her age.
* VirtualPaperDoll: In addition to choosing their skin color, the player can dress their selected character in a variety of different outfits.
* WeaponOfChoice: The protagonist actually gets three: the Kalos Starter, a Kanto Starter, and Mega Lucario. The rival has the starter and Mega Absol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Your rival receives one of the Kanto starters from Sycamore and the fossil you didn't pick in Glittering Cave, but they never use them.
** They also have a Fletchling and catch a Bunnelby during the tutorial, and never use them again.
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[[folder:Calem (Calme)]]

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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English)

->''"I hate the weak. Pokémon, trainers. It doesn't matter who or what. I'm going to be strong and wipe out the weak. That goes for Team Rocket too. They act big and tough in a group. But get them alone, and they're weak. I hate them all. You stay out of my way. A weakling like
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The male main character (and rival if
you is only a distraction."''

TheRival
choose Serena) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young man has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed Kalos, along with growing stronger]] his mother, Grace. Given his mother's previous occupation as quickly as possible a Rhyhorn racer, and sees his Pokémon as mere tools close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides he's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Calem summoned to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise laboratory in Lumiose City.

Calem hasn't appeared in anime adaptations, but his clothes served as one of
the folly of this approach [[WholeCostumeReference inspirations for Ash's new outfit]] in the ''Pokémon X and slowly turns over a new leaf.

Y'' anime (the other inspiration is Red's ''[=FireRed & LeafGreen=]'' costume). His counterpart is Silver in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures,'' and he has a pseudo-counterpart in Paul from the anime, even though the character first showed up in the Diamond and Pearl arc.''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga is simply called "X".



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Same as with Blue, Silver was considerably prettied-up in the remakes. He was made taller and slimmer, and his new expression is slightly less threatening.
* ArtisticAge: His ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' art makes him look more like a teenager, but he is stated to be Ethan and Lyra's age.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A loner that prides himself on his power, and looks down on weaklings, he can back up his talk too. The Victory Road in ''Gold and Silver'' and its remakes is the only Victory Road in the series devoid of trainers. The reason? [[OneManArmy Silver defeated them all.]]
-->'''Silver''': Man, they were all spineless!
* BadBoss: Towards his Pokémon pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* BackToBackBadasses: With the player when Lance and Clair decided to challenge them to a tag battle in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
* {{Bishonen}}: His remake design, slightly.
* BloodKnight: He loves to battle, if just to prove his superiority over others.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he's by far the nastiest rival in the whole series, but by the end he's completely reformed. More is added in the remakes, featuring a new double battle against Clair and Lance after his turn. Also upon visiting the Elm Pokémon Lab afterwards, you discover that he tried to return his starting Pokémon, but Elm let him keep it since the Pokémon loved him so much. Not to mention his FreudianExcuse is fully revealed and explained.
* ChildrenAreCruel: He's either abusive or borderline-abusive.
* ContinuityCameo: His anime counterpart appeared in the Japanese ''The Legend of Thunder'' special's intro.
* CrashIntoHello: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as a reference to [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Barry's]] usual way of meeting you. Unfortunately, he isn't anywhere near as kind as Barry is.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Only in the opening of the remakes, where for some reason he has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] rather than silver. Art for ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' also has him with red eyes, so the shift to silver eyes may have been last-minute.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Basically his character arc; by the end of it, he has [[TookALevelInKindness taken multiple levels in kindness]] and openly shows respect to the player, a huge shift from the cruel, harsh loner he was at the beginning of it.
* DisappearedDad: His dad up and left him when he wasn't even nine. [[spoiler: Add to the fact that his father is ''Giovanni...'']]
* DemotedToExtra: His appearance in the anime is a mere cameo in the opening.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Your first clue that he's a darker rival than Blue is the revelation that he stole his Starter Pokémon. Even before then, he shoves you away rudely when you talk to him outside Prof. Elm's lab.
* EvilRedhead: He's evil at first, but then he settles for being a noble rival.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Pokemon Stadium 2''.
* FreudianExcuse:
** He's Giovanni's son. It was first implied in ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', but for whatever reason, the outright confirmation in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' was edited out (a line literally translating to "I don't understand you, Dad!" dropped the "Dad" in the English version.
** His issues with strength and weakness also stem from him feeling like Team Rocket and his father were weak and fearing his own weakness. Before you head off into Victory Road, the last trainer you battle mentions Silver and notices how he has the feeling he has to win at any cost, having a deep fear of failure and being weak.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: His dark red and purple design is definitely not meant to make him look cuddly.
* HateSink: Before his CharacterDevelopment, he's actually more the antagonist than Team Rocket! The player is pretty much meant to hate his guts early on.
* IdiotHair: In the remakes. It's no indication of his character, however.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: All his obsession with being strong really amounts to this. He didn't want to be weak like his father, so he strives to be a good battler.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until later in the game, when he loosens up. There are several trainers throughout the game pre-Kanto who mention the guy curb stomping them in a battle and taunting on how lame they were.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Becomes one later on.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is much darker than the majority of the other rivals, having stolen his starter rather than being given one, being Giovanni's son, and treating his Pokémon like tools rather than friends.
* LonersAreFreaks: He does everything on his own, and is an exceptionally crude and ruthless boy. The player is probably the only human friend he has, but just that fact helps him become a much kinder person.
* MeaningfulName: While his original design had him with red eyes, as his concept art showed, his remake design makes his name meaningful. His name is "Silver" and he has gray, or ''silver'', eyes.
* MissingMom: Unlike the player, who has a dad who is never mentioned, his mother is never mentioned ever.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: TropeNamer. In ''Gold and Silver'', he tells you this verbatim after your first fight.
* NoNameGiven: The closest he has been given to a canon name is Silver, which was his default in ''Gold'' and ''Crystal'' to contrast with Ethan's original name Gold. In the remakes, "Silver" is never used- "Soul" is in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and "Heart" in ''[=SoulSilver=]''.
* PetTheDog: Even before his CharacterDevelopment, the fact that he gets a Crobat (a Pokemon that can only be obtained through [[ThePowerOfFriendship maxing a Golbat's happiness]]) later in the game already hints that he's not all bad.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes in the originals, as well as in the opening of the remakes, despite official artwork giving him silver eyes.
* TheRival: Silver ignites a one-sided, bitter rivalry with the player, hoping to prove he is better than them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He states he only has time for strong Pokémon, the others are worthless to him.
* TheSociopath: Shades of this, even more of them in the remakes, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* SequelEscalation: It [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't until Generation III]] that the developers decided to make TheRival a more friendly endeavor, and they were coming off the JerkAss Blue. Thus was born one of the darkest characters in the series, whom held the title until N came along.
* SoreLoser: Despite being defeated by the player a number of times he calls you out for being ''pathetically weak''.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The infamous event where he strips the character of the Rocket disguise right before you could get the infiltration plan going is this. Unlike other examples of the trope, he soon realizes why you wore the outfit but [[{{Jerkass}} calls you pathetic for resorting to disguise before walking off]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Resolves to be a kinder Trainer to his Pokémon after having his brutish behavior spelled out as the reason for his failures as a Trainer. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration even exemplified in-game]] by having his Golbat evolve into a Crobat, which can only evolve with extreme happiness.
* {{Tsundere}}: Some of his post-CharacterDevelopment dialogue implies he's a type A. This is even a FanNickname for him in the Japanese fandom.
* WeaponOfChoice: Most adaptations give him the Totodile line.
** He is also associated with Sneasel, who has the honor of being the only member of this Silver's party (besides the starter) carried over to his ''Adventures'' counterpart. They even share a color scheme.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's implied that he feels this way about the PlayerCharacter.
* WouldHitAGirl: If you [[CaptainObvious play as a girl]]. He also shoves Clair away when she offers to team with him against Lance and the player.

to:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Same as with Blue, Silver was considerably prettied-up in AnimeHair: {{Averted}}. He's one of the remakes. He was made taller and slimmer, and few male protagonists to have a normal hairstyle. Even his new expression is slightly less threatening.
* ArtisticAge: His ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' art makes him look more like a teenager, but he is stated to be Ethan and Lyra's age.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A loner
alternate hairstyles don't really get all that prides himself on his power, and looks down on weaklings, he can back up his talk too. The Victory Road in ''Gold and Silver'' and its remakes is the only Victory Road in the series devoid of trainers. The reason? [[OneManArmy Silver defeated them all.]]
-->'''Silver''': Man, they were all spineless!
* BadBoss: Towards his Pokémon pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* BackToBackBadasses: With the player when Lance and Clair decided to challenge them to a tag battle in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
crazy (certainly nothing approaching Nate).
* {{Bishonen}}: Compared to other male protagonists of previous generations, he really is very good-looking, which can help contribute to the "older" side of his VagueAge.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Not overly long, but still there.
** TallDarkAndHandsome: He is not as tall as some {{NPC}}s, but he is tallest of the main group, appearing taller than Tierno.
* BlueIsHeroic:
His remake design, slightly.
default outfit heavily features blue.
* BloodKnight: He loves to battle, if just to prove his superiority over others.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first,
ColorCodedCharacters: His primary color and speech balloon (when he's by far the nastiest rival in rival) are blue.
* ColorMotif: He wears blue, white and red,
the whole series, but by same colors as the end French flag.
* TheDandy: Can be played this way with the Trainer customization feature.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Shauna when
he's completely reformed. More is added in the remakes, featuring a new double battle against Clair and Lance after his turn. Also upon visiting the Elm Pokémon Lab afterwards, you discover that he tried to return his starting Pokémon, but Elm let him keep it since the Pokémon loved him so much. Not to mention his FreudianExcuse is fully revealed and explained.
Rival.
* ChildrenAreCruel: He's either abusive or borderline-abusive.
* ContinuityCameo: His anime counterpart appeared in the Japanese ''The Legend of Thunder'' special's intro.
* CrashIntoHello: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as a reference to [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Barry's]] usual way of meeting you. Unfortunately, he isn't anywhere near as kind as Barry is.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Only in the opening of the remakes, where for some reason he has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] rather than silver. Art for ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' also has him with red eyes, so the shift to silver eyes may have been last-minute.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Basically his character arc; by the end of it, he has [[TookALevelInKindness taken multiple levels in kindness]] and openly shows respect to the player, a huge shift from the cruel, harsh loner he was at the beginning of it.
* DisappearedDad: His dad up and left him when he wasn't even nine. [[spoiler: Add to the fact that his father is ''Giovanni...'']]
* DemotedToExtra: His appearance in the anime is a mere cameo in the opening.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Your first clue that he's a darker rival than Blue is the revelation that he stole his Starter Pokémon. Even before then, he shoves you away rudely when you talk to him outside Prof. Elm's lab.
* EvilRedhead: He's evil at first, but then he settles for being a noble rival.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Pokemon Stadium 2''.
* FreudianExcuse:
** He's Giovanni's son. It was first implied in ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', but for whatever reason, the outright confirmation in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' was edited out (a line literally translating to "I don't understand you, Dad!" dropped the "Dad" in the English version.
** His issues with strength and weakness also stem from him feeling like Team Rocket and his father were weak and fearing his own weakness. Before you head off into Victory Road, the last trainer you battle mentions Silver and notices how he has the feeling he has to win at any cost, having a deep fear of failure and being weak.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: His dark red and purple design is definitely not meant to make him look cuddly.
* HateSink: Before his CharacterDevelopment, he's actually more the antagonist than Team Rocket! The player is pretty much meant to hate his guts early on.
* IdiotHair: In the remakes. It's no indication of his character, however.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: All his obsession with being strong really amounts to this. He didn't want to be weak like his father, so he strives to be a good battler.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until later in the game, when he loosens up. There are several trainers throughout the game pre-Kanto who mention the guy curb stomping them in a battle and taunting on how lame they were.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Becomes one later on.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is much darker than the majority of the other rivals, having stolen his starter rather than being given one, being Giovanni's son, and treating his Pokémon like tools rather than friends.
* LonersAreFreaks: He does everything on his own, and is an exceptionally crude and ruthless boy. The player is probably the only human friend he has, but just that fact helps him become a much kinder person.
* MeaningfulName: While his original design had him with red eyes, as his concept art showed, his remake design makes his name meaningful. His name is "Silver" and he has gray, or ''silver'', eyes.
* MissingMom: Unlike the player, who has a dad who is never mentioned, his mother is never mentioned ever.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: TropeNamer. In ''Gold and Silver'', he tells you this verbatim after your first fight.
* NoNameGiven: The closest he has been given to a canon name is Silver, which was his
PrimaryColorChampion: Calem's default in ''Gold'' and ''Crystal'' to contrast with Ethan's original name Gold. In the remakes, "Silver" is never used- "Soul" is in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and "Heart" in ''[=SoulSilver=]''.
* PetTheDog: Even before his CharacterDevelopment, the fact that he gets a Crobat (a Pokemon that can only be obtained through [[ThePowerOfFriendship maxing a Golbat's happiness]]) later in the game already hints that he's not all bad.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes in the originals, as well as in the opening of the remakes, despite official artwork giving him silver eyes.
* TheRival: Silver ignites a one-sided, bitter rivalry with the player, hoping to prove he is better than them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He states he only has time for strong Pokémon, the others are worthless to him.
* TheSociopath: Shades of this, even more of them in the remakes, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* SequelEscalation: It [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't until Generation III]] that the developers decided to make TheRival a more friendly endeavor, and they were coming off the JerkAss Blue. Thus was born one of the darkest characters in the series, whom held the title until N came along.
* SoreLoser: Despite being defeated by the player a number of times he calls you out for being ''pathetically weak''.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The infamous event where he strips the character of the Rocket disguise right before you could get the infiltration plan going is this. Unlike other examples of the trope, he soon realizes why you wore the
outfit but [[{{Jerkass}} calls you pathetic is predominantly blue and red.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: By default, Calem looks and dresses similarly to Hilbert. At least he can be customized
for resorting to disguise before walking off]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Resolves to be a kinder Trainer to his Pokémon after having his brutish behavior spelled out as
those who wanted more variety. As the reason for his failures as a Trainer. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration even exemplified in-game]] by having his Golbat evolve into a Crobat, which can only evolve with extreme happiness.
* {{Tsundere}}: Some of his post-CharacterDevelopment dialogue implies he's a type A. This is even a FanNickname for him in the Japanese fandom.
rival he acts more like Cheren instead.
* WeaponOfChoice: Most adaptations give Art from the games shows him with the Totodile line.
** He is
Froakie line and Charmander line, and his clothes are thematically similar to Xerneas. Ash wearing his clothes in the anime also associated with Sneasel, who has the honor of being the only member of this Silver's party (besides the starter) carried over to his had Froakie. However in both ''Generations'' and ''Adventures'' counterpart. They even share a color scheme.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's implied that he feels this way about the PlayerCharacter.
* WouldHitAGirl: If you [[CaptainObvious play as a girl]]. He also shoves Clair away when she offers to team with him against Lance and the player.
his equivalent keeps Charmander, but has Chespin instead of Froakie.



[[folder:Wally (Mitsuru)]]
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The other [[TheRival rival]] in ''Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald'', as well as ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire''. Wally is a sickly boy who starts his journey when you help him catch his first Pokémon. Drawing strength from the growing bond between himself and his Pokémon, Wally slowly manages to overcome his frailties and discover his resolve to become the Pokémon League Champion, becoming one of the strongest trainers in the series in the process.

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[[folder:Serena]]

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The other [[TheRival rival]] female main character (and rival if you choose Calem) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young lady has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in ''Ruby, Sapphire, Kalos, along with her mother, Grace. Given her mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and Emerald'', as well as ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire''. Wally is a sickly boy who starts his journey when you her close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides she's the perfect candidate to help him catch with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Serena summoned to his first Pokémon. Drawing strength from the growing bond between himself and his Pokémon, Wally slowly manages to overcome his frailties and discover his resolve to become the Pokémon League Champion, becoming laboratory in Lumiose City.

[[YoungerAndHipper A younger version]] of Serena served as
one of the strongest trainers protagonists in the series ''Pokémon XY'' [[Characters/PokemonXY anime]] (and, as the run concluded, went on to become one of the most notable and discussed characters in the process. history of the franchise largely because of her much more prominent romance with Ash, including its climax). Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is simply called "Y".



* {{Adorkable}}: Very shy, polite, and awkward.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', after your first fight with him, he will always be a step ahead of you challenging Gyms. However, he comes at a stop right before facing the League.
* ArtisticAge: While his ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' appearance hardly looks different from how he looks in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he's actually at least a decade older, around the same age as Red and Blue. Their respective games [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/History_of_the_Pokémon_world take place at the same time,]] and there's nothing that suggest this was altered in the Mega Timeline.
* AscendedExtra: Originally an unexpected rival, in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally became one of the strongest trainers in the series, and returns in ''Sun and Moon'', making him the first rival since Blue to make a reappearance outside their source game.
* BadassAdorable: Don't let his looks fool you, in the post game he is one of the toughest trainers in the series, with a team decked out with items, abilities, and movesets that wouldn't be out of place in a real life tournament.
* BlingOfWar: His Mega Amulet.
* BonusBoss: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he can be fought again (with a new team) after completing one of the Super Rounds in the Battle Maison.
* BossRemix: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he gets a [[AutobotsRockOut rock remix]] of his leitmotif as his BattleThemeMusic.
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', his Altaria disappears from his party. However, in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', it's back.
* GuestStarPartyMember: You can battle with him as your partner at the Battle Tree in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* GracefulLoser: Zig-Zagged. When he loses in the pre-Elite Four battle in the remakes he falls silent and screams in frustration but quickly pulls himself together and thanks you for not holding back.
* HandicappedBadass: Zig-Zagged. Wally starts out suffering from a breathing condition, but by the end of main storyline he appears to be no longer suffering the symptoms of this and has become a lot stronger. Post-game there is no evidence of Wally suffering from any conditions and is now one of the most powerful trainers in the entire series.
* IllBoy: While his condition isn't ever named, the fact that it's alleviated by clean air would suggest asthma. He seems to have mostly recovered by the end of the story. If Wally's condition ''is'' asthma, his recovery has some actual basis in fact. The best treatment for asthma actually is physical activity (with an inhaler in case of attacks). In fact, many athletes actually suffer from asthma, but regular physical activity actually reduces the chance of an attack. So Wally's [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] has science behind it.
* LuminescentBlush: About half the time in the remakes, due to his shyness.
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: By the end of ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally has one of the best competitive teams in the Pokémon Universe (NPC-wise). His room in Petalburg is filled with Pokémon books and handwritten notes on strategy. Oh and under his coat? A white silk shirt.]]
* TheRival: He tries to be this to you, and since May or Brendan stops their journey in the original games, becomes it by the time you get to Victory Road.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Definitely the Sensitive Guy to Brendan's Manly Man if you play as May, even though they don't interact.
* ShrinkingViolet: At least initially.
* SuperMode: He has a Key Stone in the remakes, and uses Mega Gallade. In ''Sun and Moon'', he may also have Mega Garchomp or Mega Altaria.
* TaremeEyes
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In the remakes, when he challenges you to a battle at the end of Victory Road, the music (before and during the battle) becomes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wYGBi_JyA this.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When you first meet him, he's a shy and sickly boy that needs help to catch his first Pokémon. On your second meeting, he knows how to battle and is confident enough to challenge the local Gym Leader (but still isn't that good). On your third meeting, he has an entire team of Pokémon that's just below the Elite Four in level and is ''much'' more confident in himself -- his final rematch has his Pokémon only ''just'' below the Pokémon Champion himself in terms of level. ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' take this further by having a fourth fight that shows how much knowledge he's gained, being one of the few [=NPCs=] to utilize held items on all of his {{Mons}} and having his post-battle dialogue show he's constantly thinking about how to improve his strategy.
* UncattyResemblance: His green and white color scheme matches up perfectly with the Ralts line (his starter Pokémon).
* WeaponOfChoice: Ralts line, ending with Gardevoir. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' replaces Gardevoir with Gallade, [[SuperMode Mega Gallade]] to be exact.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even in the Pokémon world, he stands out a bit for his bright green hair, which is shared by only a handful of other characters and sprites in the series.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Very shy, polite, BareYourMidriff: All the Parka and awkward.
Halter top options give her this.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In {{Bifauxnen}}: A few of her clothing options can give her this look, such as the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', after your first fight with him, he will always be a step ahead of you challenging Gyms. However, he comes at a stop right before facing the League.
* ArtisticAge: While his ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' appearance hardly looks different from how he looks in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he's actually at least a decade older, around the same age as Red and Blue. Their respective games [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/History_of_the_Pokémon_world take place
shirt-and-tie combos at the same time,]] and there's nothing that suggest this was altered in Lumiose boutique.
* BoyishShortHair: A hair option at
the Mega Timeline.
* AscendedExtra: Originally an unexpected rival, in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally became one of the strongest trainers in the series, and returns in ''Sun and Moon'', making him the first rival since Blue to make a reappearance outside their source game.
barbershop.
* BadassAdorable: Don't let his looks fool you, in CensorShadow: Allows Serena to effectively combine [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short skirts]] and roller-blading without any threat of exposure.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Her primary color and speech balloons (when she's
the post game he is one of the toughest trainers in the series, with a team decked out with items, abilities, and movesets that wouldn't be out of place in a real life tournament.
rival) are red.
* BlingOfWar: His Mega Amulet.
DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her default outfit, as well as every single dress or skirt option.
* BonusBoss: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he can be fought again (with a new team) after completing one of the Super Rounds in the Battle Maison.
* BossRemix:
FamilyThemeNaming: In the ''Omega Ruby English versions, combining her name and Alpha Sapphire'', he gets a [[AutobotsRockOut rock remix]] of his leitmotif as his BattleThemeMusic.
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', his Altaria disappears
her mother's will result in two words one letter away from his party. However, in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', it's back.
* GuestStarPartyMember: You can battle with him as your partner at the Battle Tree in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* GracefulLoser: Zig-Zagged. When he loses in the pre-Elite Four battle in the remakes he falls silent and screams in frustration but quickly pulls himself together and thanks you for not holding back.
* HandicappedBadass: Zig-Zagged. Wally starts out suffering from a breathing condition, but by the end of main storyline he appears to be no longer suffering the symptoms of this and has become a lot stronger. Post-game there is no evidence of Wally suffering from any conditions and is now one of the most powerful trainers in the entire series.
* IllBoy: While his condition isn't ever named, the fact that it's alleviated by clean air would suggest asthma. He seems to have mostly recovered by the end of the story. If Wally's condition ''is'' asthma, his recovery has some actual basis in fact. The best treatment for asthma actually is physical activity (with
an inhaler in case of attacks). In fact, many athletes actually suffer from asthma, but regular physical activity actually reduces the chance of an attack. So Wally's [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] has science behind it.
* LuminescentBlush: About half the time in the remakes, due to his shyness.
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: By the end of ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally has one of the best competitive teams in the
existing Pokémon Universe (NPC-wise). His room Ability-Serene Grace.
* {{Fanservice}}: Some of her clothing options lean
in Petalburg is filled with Pokémon books and handwritten notes on strategy. Oh and under his coat? A white silk shirt.]]
* TheRival: He tries to be
this to you, direction.
* TheFashionista: She's the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/pxy-trainer-customization.html poster child]] of the Trainer customization feature,
and since May or Brendan stops their journey in there are ''far'' more clothing and hair styles available if you're playing as her [[MenswearGhetto rather than Calem]].
* GirlishPigtails: Becomes an option at
the original games, barbershop after the player becomes it by sufficiently stylish.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: As Rival with Shauna.
* LittleBlackDress: One of her outfits you can get when she's
the time you get to Victory Road.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Definitely the Sensitive Guy to Brendan's Manly Man if you play as May,
protagonist. It's even though they don't interact.
* ShrinkingViolet: At least initially.
* SuperMode: He has a Key Stone in
called the remakes, and uses Mega Gallade. In ''Sun and Moon'', he may also have Mega Garchomp or Mega Altaria.
Little Black Dress.
* TaremeEyes
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In the remakes, when he challenges you to a battle at the end of Victory Road, the music (before and during the battle) becomes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wYGBi_JyA this.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When you first meet him, he's a shy and sickly boy that needs help to catch his first Pokémon. On your second meeting, he knows how to battle and is confident enough to challenge the local Gym Leader (but still isn't that good). On your third meeting, he has an entire team of Pokémon that's just below the Elite Four in level and is ''much'' more confident in himself -- his final rematch has his Pokémon only ''just'' below the Pokémon Champion himself in terms of level. ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' take this further by having a fourth fight that shows how much knowledge he's gained, being one of the few [=NPCs=] to utilize held items on all of his {{Mons}} and having his post-battle dialogue show he's constantly thinking about how to improve his strategy.
* UncattyResemblance: His green and white color scheme matches up perfectly
ProperTightsWithASkirt: Can be pulled off with the Ralts line (his starter Pokémon).
tights or leggings while customizing. Her stockings also act similar.
* StockingFiller: Her default thigh-high stockings or as they're labeled in game, "OTK (Over The Knee) Socks," and about a third of all the sock options.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Considered this with the more revealing outfits and short skirt.
* TightsUnderShorts: Can be pulled off with tights or leggings while [[VirtualPaperDoll customizing]].
* TomboyishPonytail: As the rival. As the player character, you can also style her hair as such at the barbershop if the player is sufficiently stylish.
* WeaponOfChoice: Ralts line, ending The Fennekin line in most artwork and adaptations, with Gardevoir. ''Omega Ruby'' the exception of Adventures where it's the Froakie line. Squirtle is also her Kanto starter of choice, and ''Alpha Sapphire'' replaces Gardevoir her clothes are thematically similar to Yveltal.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Every one of her shorts options.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her default clothes are Grade A along
with Gallade, [[SuperMode Mega Gallade]] to be exact.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even in the Pokémon world, he stands out a bit for his bright green hair, which is shared by only a handful
any combination of other characters OTK Socks and sprites in the series.a Skirt/Dress or Shorts.



[[folder:Barry (Jun)]]
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TheRival of ''Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum''. Barry is an impatient and hyperactive young man who always seems to be in a rush. His dream is to become the Pokémon League Champion, and ''especially'' wants to achieve it as fast as possible. However, his genuine talent at raising Pokémon is offset by his haste and lack of patience, and his preference for brute force over strategy.

He has several counterparts in different mediums, and corresponds to Pearl in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.

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[[folder:Barry (Jun)]]
[[folder:Tierno]]
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TheRival
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An excitable boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning
of ''Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum''. Barry is an impatient and hyperactive young man who always seems to be in a rush. His dream ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. Obsessed with dancing, his goal is to become the create a troupe of performing Pokémon League Champion, and ''especially'' wants to achieve it as fast as possible. However, his genuine talent at raising Pokémon is offset by his haste and lack of patience, and his preference for brute force over strategy.

He has several counterparts in different mediums, and corresponds to Pearl in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.
dancers.



* {{Adorkable}}: How energetic he is gives him this.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: After barging into your room in ''Platinum'' he stops himself in the middle of a sentence to comment on your new laptop. In a later scene, he gets distracted again by one of those cut-outs in which tourists take pictures in.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just when it looks like you'll have to face Jupiter and Mars alone atop of Mt. Coronet, guess who shows up and heals you afterwards?
* CatchPhrase:
** "What was that about?"
** And briefly, "I'm fining you [large amount of money] if you're late!" This is by far his most iconic line, however, to the point where it carries on to all of his other counterparts.
* CharacterDevelopment: As the story goes on, he becomes more patient and less hasty. He also becomes better at creating strategies and learning from his losses.
* CrashIntoHello: Your rival's normal way of greeting you. {{Lampshaded}} during one of your mid-game encounters with him, where he ''doesn't'' crash into you and gleefully points this out, asking if you were surprised.
--> '''''"Thud!!"'''''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is so dorky and impatient that it's easy to forget that he is the ''second strongest'' trainer to have appeared in the series, right after Red.
* DumbBlonde: Downplayed, as he is not that dumb, but he is quite impulsive.
* FightingYourFriend: Basically, what you do with him. It defines your relationship.
* FriendlyRivalry: With the player character.
* GenerationXerox: He looks and acts like his father, right down to the CrashIntoHello.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's one of the main heroes and is blonde.
* HeroicBSOD: The events at Lake Acuity send him into one due to failing to stop Team Galactic, and it takes the poor kid a while to snap out of it.
* HotBlooded: He's always eager to fight, as his Platinum animation shows.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Barry:''' If you're not a Pokémon, and you run like that, you're a bad guy.
* {{Keet}}: Especially at the very beginning. He learns to tone down his hyperactivity slightly by the end, though he's still extremely energetic.
* TheRival: He's this of the Gen IV Trainers.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a scarf and you will battle him a few times.
* ScheduleFanatic: Times ''everything'' you do!
* SharedFamilyQuirks: It turns out his father, Palmer, is just as hasty and has a tendency to be late just like him.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With Palmer.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Though not portrayed negatively. His way of banging into everything and everyone is a pretty obvious reference to how player characters tend to run or bike absolutely everywhere to speed things along, often running into things as a result. All those [=NPCs=] who mention how impatient he is? They might just say the same thing about you, except they're too polite to say it to your face.
* TookALevelInBadass: When ''Platinum'' was first released, the levels of Barry's team actually exceeded ''Red's''. Although Red regained his title again in the ''Gold and Silver'' remakes, that still makes Barry the second toughest opponent in the series, with a mere couple of levels difference between their teams once you've beaten the Elite Four at least 20 times.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to the games gives him the Turtwig line. His counterparts in the adaptations have no consistent theme and have been seen with any of the three Sinnoh starters.

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* {{Adorkable}}: How energetic {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his size, he is gives him this.
very light on his feet and a good dancer. He aims to create a dance team with his Pokémon.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: After barging into your room in ''Platinum'' The description of him provided states he stops himself in the middle of a sentence tends to comment on your new laptop. In a later scene, he gets get distracted again by one of those cut-outs in which tourists take pictures in.their opponents moves during battle because he is trying to incorporate them into his choreography.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just when it looks like you'll have to face Jupiter BigFun: He has a plump body and Mars alone atop a huge heart.
* TheBigGuy: The largest
of Mt. Coronet, guess who shows up the friends and heals you afterwards?
* CatchPhrase:
** "What was that about?"
** And briefly, "I'm fining you [large amount of money] if you're late!" This is by far
his signature Pokémon is the offense-oriented Corphish. Though battling isn't Tierno's main priority, dancing is a very physical activity. Also most iconic line, however, to dancing moves deal with boosting offense (Swords Dance, Dragon Dance, Rain Dance) or dealing heavy damage (Petal Dance).
* ButThouMust: Give yourself a nickname. Of course, you ''could'' just [[LoopholeAbuse make your nickname
the point where it carries on to all of his other counterparts.same as your in-game name]].
* ColorCodedCharacters: Yellow.

* CharacterDevelopment: As the story goes on, he becomes more patient and less hasty. He also becomes better at creating strategies and learning from his losses.
* CrashIntoHello: Your rival's normal way of greeting you. {{Lampshaded}} during one of your mid-game encounters with him, where he ''doesn't'' crash into you and gleefully points this out, asking if you were surprised.
--> '''''"Thud!!"'''''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is so dorky and impatient that it's easy to forget that he is the ''second strongest'' trainer to have appeared in the series, right after Red.
* DumbBlonde: Downplayed, as he is not that dumb, but he is quite impulsive.
* FightingYourFriend: Basically, what you do with him. It defines your relationship.
* FriendlyRivalry: With
CoordinatedClothes: If the player character.
character is a boy, it is possible to purchase the same shirt Tierno wears, which is appropriately titled "Twin T-Shirt."[[note]]Available at Cyllage City on weekends[[/note]]
* GenerationXerox: DanceBattler: He looks and acts like aims to create a team of Pokémon dancers. Case in point, the first time you battle him, his father, right down to the CrashIntoHello.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's one of the main heroes and
"starter" is blonde.
* HeroicBSOD: The events at Lake Acuity send him into one due to failing to stop Team Galactic,
a Corphish and it takes the poor kid a while to snap out of it.
knows [[StatusBuff Swords Dance]].
* HotBlooded: He's always eager to fight, as his Platinum animation shows.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Barry:''' If you're not a Pokémon, and you run like that, you're a bad guy.
* {{Keet}}: Especially at the very beginning. He learns to tone down his hyperactivity slightly by the end, though he's still extremely energetic.
* TheRival: He's this of the Gen IV Trainers.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a scarf and you will battle him a few times.
* ScheduleFanatic: Times ''everything'' you do!
* SharedFamilyQuirks: It turns out his father, Palmer, is just as hasty and has a tendency to be late just like him.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With Palmer.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Though not portrayed negatively.
DarkIsNotEvil: His way of banging into everything and everyone "starter" is a Corphish that becomes a Water/Dark Crawdaunt, but he is a pretty obvious reference affable guy.
* FlatCharacter: He never gets a chance
to how share a character-building moment with the player characters tend to run or bike absolutely everywhere to speed things along, often running into things as a result. All those [=NPCs=] who mention how impatient he is? They might just say unlike the same thing about you, other three rivals, nor can his house be visited for any possible backstory a la Trevor.
* GentleGiant: Rather big, but friendly.
* MeaningfulName: His name is Spanish for soft or tender (as in food), but when used to refer to a person it means inexperienced.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue the Pokémon on Route 10.
* RealMenWearPink: He is TheBigGuy of the group, but his greatest passion is dancing and his goal is to make a team of [[DanceBattler Dance Battlers]].
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals
except they're too polite to say it to your face.
Calem/Serena.
* TookALevelInBadass: When ''Platinum'' was first released, the levels of Barry's team actually exceeded ''Red's''. Although RedOniBlueOni: The Red regained Oni to Trevor's Blue Oni.
* SphereEyes: Noticeably, making
his title again in the ''Gold character design a little nonstandard.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He
and Silver'' remakes, that still makes Barry the second toughest opponent in the series, Trevor are seen together often.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's Wise Guy
with a mere couple of levels difference between their teams once you've beaten the Elite Four at least 20 times.
Trevor's Straight Man.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to Corphish/Crawdaunt. In the games gives him the Turtwig line. His counterparts Battle Maison he specializes in the adaptations have no consistent theme Pokémon that strike fast and have been seen with any hard, like Talonflame and Hawlucha, and throughout all of the three Sinnoh starters.his team members there are plenty of dancing moves to go around.



[[folder:Cheren]]

One of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Cheren is an intelligent and competitive trainer who is utterly focused on becoming the Pokémon League Champion. However, he only seeks to become the Champion for its own sake, and over time this motive is called into question. He eventually becomes a Gym Leader in ''Black 2 and White 2''.

For information on Cheren, check the Characters/PokemonGymLeaders Character Page.
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[[folder:Bianca (Bel)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (JP), Eileen Stevens (EN) (promo)

One of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Bianca is a ditzy and idealistic young trainer who is more interested in just travelling with her Pokémon than competitive battling. She uses her journey as a ComingOfAgeStory, discovering what she wants to do with her life. In ''Black 2 and White 2'' she decides to research Pokémon and becomes Professor Juniper's aide.

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[[folder:Cheren]]

One of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Cheren is an intelligent and competitive trainer who is utterly focused on becoming the Pokémon League Champion. However, he only seeks to become the Champion for its own sake, and over time this motive is called into question. He eventually becomes a Gym Leader in ''Black 2 and White 2''.

For information on Cheren, check the Characters/PokemonGymLeaders Character Page.
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[[folder:Bianca (Bel)]]
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[[folder:Trevor (Toroba)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (JP), Eileen Stevens (EN) (promo)

One of
A curious boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. He doesn't much care for battling, and White''. Bianca is a ditzy and idealistic young trainer prefers to challenge the player on who is has more interested entries in just travelling with her Pokémon than competitive battling. She uses her journey as a ComingOfAgeStory, discovering what she wants to do with her life. In ''Black 2 and White 2'' she decides to research Pokémon and becomes Professor Juniper's aide.their Pokédex.



* BadassAdorable: Although she's not as interested in battling as her friends, she's still a very powerful and very cute young Trainer, especially in the sequels.
* BonusBoss:
** If you use the Memory Link function in ''Black 2 and White 2'' with a copy of ''Black'' or ''White'', she'll use her team from those games, including her starter and elemental monkey, in a battle on Route 1. Unlike other bonuses, this is a one-time battle.
** She appears in the ''Black 2 and White 2''[='=]s World Tournament, despite not being a Gym Leader, using a team based on her role as Juniper's aide.
* BreakTheCutie: Right from the start, her father almost completely prevents her from going on her journey. She tries her best and still loses to the player, and then her Munna is stolen by Team Plasma (it's given back later), causing her to feel weak. Later, in Nimbasa, her father goes all the way there to attempt to drag the poor girl back home. Thank goodness for Elesa's interference.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Cheren and either Hilda or Hilbert.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** In ''Black and White'', Bianca's team by endgame can easily be more robust, well-balanced, and have a more efficient movepool than Cheren's, despite the fact that Bianca is functionally a Pokémon hobbyist (later going into the non-combat side of Pokémon husbandry) and Cheren is dead-set on becoming the next Champion and is all about the battles.
** She's in the Pokémon World Tournament, in the Gym Leader tournaments, putting her up as one of the best Trainers in the world. A random NPC that gives you info on your opponents outright says that she's a powerful trainer.
* CuteClumsyGirl: So very much. It even shows in her battle sprites, which show her just about to trip and fall as she pulls out her Poké Ball (Black/White) or cheers (Black 2/White 2).
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The point of her character development. She doesn't know what she wants out of life, but eventually decides to help out Professor Juniper.
* TheDitz: She chooses Pokémon that have elemental weaknesses to you, and often can't find her way around many cities.
* DumbBlonde: She is described as a bit of an unreliable airhead, though it's more just clumsy than outright dumb.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: It's gotten longer in ''Black 2 and White 2'', apparently to make her look older.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Not commented on, but her hairstyle greatly emphasizes it.
* FriendToAllLivingThings:
** All of her Pokémon in the Memory Link battle know Return, a move that powers up the more the user likes their trainer. In the World Tournament, only her Stoutland uses Return.
** In ''Black 2 and White 2'', you can call her on the Xtransceiver to have her rate your Pokémon's happiness (she even refers to them as your "little darlings.")
* GeniusDitz:
** She ends up having a pretty good team in the end of ''Black in White'' and is one of your possible opponents in the Pokémon World Tournament
** She decides to become a Pokémon Researcher, which she's making good on in ''Black 2 and White 2'' as Juniper's aide.
* GenkiGirl: Usually, anyway, unless [[ShrinkingViolet she's]] [[BreakTheCutie troubled.]]
* GirlishPigtails: They aren't really pigtails, but the swept-up parts of her hair seem to evoke this.
* GondorCallsForAid: At the end of ''Black and White'', she calls upon the Gym Leaders to hold off the Sages at N's Castle.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The goal Bianca ends up deciding on in the end of ''Black and White''.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first visit at Reversal Mountain in ''Black 2 and White 2'' till you get to the main room and leave through Undella Town.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bianca has blonde hair and is one of the heroes.
%%* HartmanHips
* {{Meganekko}}: For some reason, she gained glasses between the two years. People joke that she stole them from Cheren, or at least received them from him in some manner. [[note]]It might be a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] to the CuteClumsyGirl above. She might be near-sighted.[[/note]]
%%* MoeStare
* NiceHat: Now with a [[HairDecs ribbon on the side]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He didn't want her to go on her journey, and actually shows up to try to take her home!
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She's actually a rather competent trainer in her own right as she's capable of holding on her own against Gym Leaders in the PWT. However, Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren and N end up being much more powerful than her by the end of BW.
* PluckyGirl: Don't think anything's going to stop her from finding her own dream. Not losing in battles, not having her Pokémon stolen, not even her dad's interference. Hell, she doesn't even back down or flinch during their conversation in Nimbasa City!
* ThePollyanna: She stays optimistic and cheerful no matter how many times she is best by the player.
* TheRival: Despite sharing this trope with Cheren, their character development in that regard is very different. Bianca starts her journey without many expectations or hopes to become anything, and discovers her abilities as her journey progresses.
* ShipTease: Her glasses in ''Black 2 and White 2'' look an awful lot like Cheren's, and Cheren himself is no longer wearing glasses...
* ShrinkingViolet: Somewhat. While she's usually perfectly outgoing, she is also shown to be frightened pretty easily. It doesn't help that [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] is constantly worrying over her journey, and his sheltering of her all her life probably caused her insecurities to start with.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is her Japanese name spelled Beru, Bel, Bell, or Belle? Because of this, her German name is Bell, Italian is Belle and Spanish is Bel.
* StockingFiller: She wears orange garters under her dress in the first game.
* ThemeNaming: Her Japanese name, Bel, is Slavic for "white"; her English name is Italian for the same. The female player character's promotional name also related to white.
* WeaponOfChoice: To avoid giving her a canon starter choice, Musharna has become this for her in ''Black 2 and White 2''.
* WideEyedIdealist: She's constantly looking on the bright side of things. Cheren is a little annoyed by this near the end, where she's still being bubbly despite the possible threat of N beating the Pokémon League ahead.

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* BadassAdorable: Although she's not {{Adorkable}}: He makes a big deal out of completing his Pokédex, and puts a lot of effort into trying to explain the simplest things.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Tierno's Red Oni.
* CatchPhrase: "To put another way..."
* CharacterDevelopment: Shauna describes him at the beginning
as interested in battling as her friends, she's still a very powerful shy, and very cute young Trainer, especially in towards the sequels.
* BonusBoss:
** If you use
end of the Memory Link function in ''Black 2 and White 2'' with game she now remarks that he seems bolder, evidenced by his challenging the player to a copy of ''Black'' or ''White'', she'll use her team from those games, including her starter and elemental monkey, in a battle on Route 1. Unlike other bonuses, this is a one-time battle.
** She appears in * ColorCodedCharacters: He's TheSmartGuy, and has a green color scheme.
* DeadpanSnarker: Much of his dialogue towards Tierno comes off as sarcasm.
* GottaCatchEmAll: His goal is to be
the ''Black 2 and White 2''[='=]s World Tournament, despite not being a Gym Leader, using a team based on her role as Juniper's aide.
* BreakTheCutie: Right from
first out of his friends to complete the start, her father almost completely prevents her from going on her journey. She tries her best and still loses Pokédex.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: If you talk
to the player, and then her Munna is stolen by Team Plasma (it's given back later), causing her to feel weak. Later, in Nimbasa, her father goes all the way there to attempt to drag the poor girl back home. Thank goodness for Elesa's interference.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Cheren and either Hilda or Hilbert.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** In ''Black and White'', Bianca's team by endgame can easily be more robust, well-balanced, and have
him post-game, he will mention a more efficient movepool than Cheren's, despite the fact that Bianca is functionally a random Pokémon hobbyist (later going into capable of Mega evolving and react with joy if you have it recorded in your Pokédex with a remark that "it's nice having the non-combat side of same Pokémon husbandry) as them". Considering this is his reaction to any mon owned, he may have Pokémon like Garchomp and Cheren is dead-set on becoming others stored up but never uses them. And that ''includes'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Mewtwo]], of all [[OlympusMons mons]]!
* MeaningfulName: More of a PunnyName than a name meaning compared to
the next Champion others, but Trevor is similar to ''trouver'' which is French for "to find." It's also Irish for industrious or prudent.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio
and is all about the battles.
** She's in
Sina rescue the Pokémon World Tournament, on Route 10.
* ParentalAbandonment: You can find his house near Jaune Plaza
in the Gym Leader tournaments, putting her up as one of the best Trainers in the world. A random NPC Lumiose, where his sister reveals that gives you info their parents left both of them to go on your opponents outright says a journey.
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RefusalOfTheCall: While he's fine with filling the Pokédex, his knee-jerk reaction to having Team Flare's activities explained to him is to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decide
that she's a powerful trainer.
* CuteClumsyGirl: So very much. It even shows in her battle sprites, which show her just about to trip and fall as she pulls out her Poké Ball (Black/White) or cheers (Black 2/White 2).
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The point of her character development. She doesn't know what she wants out of life, but eventually decides to help out Professor Juniper.
* TheDitz: She chooses Pokémon that have elemental weaknesses to you, and often can't find her way around many cities.
* DumbBlonde: She is described as a bit of an unreliable airhead, though
it's more just clumsy than outright dumb.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: It's gotten longer in ''Black 2 and White 2'', apparently
best to make her look older.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Not commented on, but her hairstyle greatly emphasizes it.
* FriendToAllLivingThings:
** All of her Pokémon in the Memory Link battle know Return, a move that powers up the more the user likes their trainer. In the World Tournament, only her Stoutland uses Return.
** In ''Black 2 and White 2'', you can call her on the Xtransceiver to have her rate your Pokémon's happiness (she even refers to them as your "little darlings.")
* GeniusDitz:
** She ends up having a pretty good team in the end of ''Black in White'' and is one of your possible opponents in the Pokémon World Tournament
** She decides to become a Pokémon Researcher, which she's making good on in ''Black 2 and White 2'' as Juniper's aide.
* GenkiGirl: Usually, anyway, unless [[ShrinkingViolet she's]] [[BreakTheCutie troubled.]]
* GirlishPigtails: They aren't really pigtails, but the swept-up parts of her hair seem to evoke this.
* GondorCallsForAid: At the end of ''Black and White'', she calls upon the Gym Leaders to hold off the Sages at N's Castle.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The goal Bianca ends up deciding on in the end of ''Black and White''.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first visit at Reversal Mountain in ''Black 2 and White 2'' till you get to the main room and leave through Undella Town.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bianca has blonde hair and is one of the heroes.
%%* HartmanHips
* {{Meganekko}}: For some reason, she gained glasses between the two years. People joke that she stole them
stay away from Cheren, or at least received them from him in some manner. [[note]]It might be a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] to the CuteClumsyGirl above. She might be near-sighted.[[/note]]
%%* MoeStare
* NiceHat: Now with a [[HairDecs ribbon on the side]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He didn't want her to go on her journey, and actually shows up to try to take her home!
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She's actually a rather competent trainer in her own right as she's capable of holding on her own against Gym Leaders in the PWT. However, Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren and N end up being much more powerful than her by the end of BW.
* PluckyGirl: Don't think anything's going to stop her from finding her own dream. Not losing in battles, not having her Pokémon stolen, not even her dad's interference. Hell, she doesn't even back down or flinch during their conversation in Nimbasa City!
* ThePollyanna: She stays optimistic and cheerful no matter how many times she is best by the player.
* TheRival: Despite sharing this trope with Cheren, their character development in that regard is very different. Bianca starts her journey without many expectations or hopes to become anything, and discovers her abilities as her journey progresses.
* ShipTease: Her glasses in ''Black 2 and White 2'' look an awful lot like Cheren's, and Cheren himself is no longer wearing glasses...
* ShrinkingViolet: Somewhat. While she's usually perfectly outgoing, she is also shown to be frightened pretty easily.
them.]] It doesn't help that [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] is constantly worrying over her journey, and stick.
* TheSmartGuy: Seemingly fills this role as your friend.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: A full head shorter than any of
his sheltering of her all her life probably caused her insecurities to start with.
friends (and that's including his hair).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is her Japanese name spelled Beru, Bel, Bell, or Belle? Because of this, her German name is Bell, Italian is Belle and Spanish is Bel.
ThoseTwoGuys: With Tierno, as they are almost always together.
%%** BigGuyLittleGuy
%%** FatAndSkinny
* StockingFiller: She wears orange garters under her dress in StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's the first game.
* ThemeNaming: Her Japanese name, Bel, is Slavic for "white"; her English name is Italian for the same. The female player character's promotional name also related to white.
Straight Man with Tierno's Wise Guy.
* WeaponOfChoice: To avoid giving her a canon starter choice, Musharna has become this for her in ''Black 2 The Flabébé line, ending with Florges. In the Battle Maison it's fossil Pokémon, specifically Aurorus and White 2''.
* WideEyedIdealist: She's constantly looking on the bright side of things. Cheren is a little annoyed by this near the end, where she's still being bubbly despite the possible threat of N beating the Pokémon League ahead.
Tyrantum.



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->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) (promo)

TheRival in ''Black and White 2''. Hugh is a HotBlooded young man with [[ItsPersonal a serious grudge]] against Team Plasma, who stole his little sister's Purrlion years ago. To take revenge on them, he raised a Pokémon from an egg and became a trainer. Though he is usually cool and calm, he [[BerserkButton goes berserk]] when confronted by a member of Team Plasma.

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->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) (promo)

TheRival in ''Black and White 2''. Hugh is a HotBlooded young man with [[ItsPersonal a serious grudge]] against Team Plasma, who stole his little sister's Purrlion years ago. To take revenge on them, he raised a Pokémon
A spunky girl from an egg and became a trainer. Though he is usually cool and calm, he [[BerserkButton goes berserk]] when confronted by a member Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning of Team Plasma.''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''.



* AntiHeroSubstitute: To Cheren and Bianca, though they're still around.
* ArtificialBrilliance: When you're teaming up with him in a Double Battle, Hugh can sometimes be seen taking advantage of the player's Pokémon's abilities. For example, he will use a Fire-type attack on your Pokémon if it has Flash Fire to power up your moves, or a Water-type attack to heal your Pokémon if it has Water Absorb.
* BackToBackBadasses: Notable in that unlike all previous rivals, you spend much more time fighting alongside Hugh than against him.
* BerserkButton: He pretty much flips out the instant he sees a member of Team Plasma, both new and old. At one point when you enter Driftveil City, he just rushes onto the scene and slaps/shoves/punches/otherwise physically assaults a grunt like it's nothing. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is about outgrowing this.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares heavily about his little sister and is said to be doting towards her. He also despises Team Plasma because they kidnapped her Purrloin. In a way, he also is this to the Player Character themselves throughout the journey through assuring they are never alone taking on Team Plasma and encourages you along the way.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: One of his main flaws is his refusal to acknowledge the original Team Plasma's HeelFaceTurn. He finally starts to overcome this outlook near the end of the game.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm about to unleash my rage!" / "You're about to feel my rage!"
* CharacterDevelopment: Hugh starts off as an IdealHero, kind and supportive of the PlayerCharacter. His only flaw is that he refuses to forgive Team Plasma for, years ago, having stolen his sister's Purrloin. He is dragged down and blinded by this hatred, but finally comes to terms with the fact that former villains can redeem themselves. Hugh finds peace, and continues to care for his sister's Purrloin-turned-Liepard, even though it was raised and influenced by Team Plasma, knowing it is still good at heart.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Only if you're playing on Challenge Mode, but there his Pokémon's levels when he's battling against you are higher than when he's an ally, leading to one point where his Pokémon's levels actually go ''down'' within a short span of time.
* FaceOfAThug: Despite having a design that brings {{jerkass}} rivals such as Blue and Silver to mind, he is generally calm and friendly. His bad side is only shown towards Team Plasma and those he believed was in his way.
* {{Forgiveness}}: His personal struggle is learning to let go of his hatred for the former Plasma members and move on.
%%* FreudianExcuse: Rare heroic example. Surely there's a reason he hates Team Plasma, right? Right?
* FriendlyRivalry: At no point in the game does he ever challenge you for the sake of ''beating'' you and proving himself superior. As your best friend, he offers to battle you in order to test your Pokémons' strength, and after losing, shows complete confidence in your abilities and encourages you to continue on your quest to become the Unova champion.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels around with your for short periods at several points (such as Castelia Sewers), even participating in Tag Battles with you.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take that much to get him angry. Simply the entire existence of Team Plasma will send him into a rage.
* HeroicBSOD: After finding out that his sister's Purrloin has evolved into a Liepard and will now only obey the Shadow Triad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nate when he's the player character.
* HotBlooded: He is very passionate, especially when it comes to beating the hell out of Team Plasma.
* ItsPersonal: Chases Team Plasma because they kidnapped his little sister's Purrloin.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is willing to go to violent lengths in order to get the justice his sister deserves.
* LargeHam: Hugh will make the extra effort to let everyone know when he is about to unleash his rage.
* MeaningfulName: Hue, as in color, fits in with a number of other color based names. Particularly it forms a trio with its generation, 'black, white, and color'.
* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, he ultimately seems to admire the protagonist and cares for his Pokémon. In fact, he actually apologizes several times for dragging the player character into his quest to take down Team Plasma. He also wants to see the protagonist become the Unova Champion.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Rosa when she's the player character.
* RealMenWearPink: Oddly enough, his Xtransceiver is pink, which contrasts with the red and yellow ones Nate and Rosa possess, respectively.
* SchrodingersGun: He's had his starter Pokémon for a bit before the game even starts, but ''what'' it turns out to be always has the type advantage against the one you picked.
* TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: Call him before you reach Reversal Mountain to know where he is.
-->Hugh: One word: Reversal Mountain. [[TwoWordsICantCount Oh wait, that's two words...]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's dark blue.
* WeaponOfChoice: Samurott in the animated trailer.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Clay for blindly trusting Rood and his followers. However, he in turns gets this from Clay, who points out that you need to learn to respect other people's differing perspectives instead of blindly condemning them - especially when they're [[TheAtoner trying to redeem themselves for their past misdeeds.]]

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* AntiHeroSubstitute: To Cheren and Bianca, AmbiguouslyBi: She has ShipTease with the protagonist whether it's Calem or Serena, though they're still around.
* ArtificialBrilliance: When you're teaming up
it's a ''tiny'' bit more obvious with him Calem.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Seems to be a shade or two darker than her friends, with an Arabic name
in a Double Battle, Hugh can sometimes be seen taking advantage of the player's Pokémon's abilities. For example, he will use Japanese version. France ''does'' have a Fire-type attack on your sizable Middle Eastern population.
* BabiesEverAfter: Not Shauna herself, but her starter. She'll trade you the offspring for any
Pokémon if in the post game, and it has Flash Fire to power up your moves, or a Water-type attack to heal your Pokémon if it has Water Absorb.
* BackToBackBadasses: Notable
nature that amplifies its greatest stat, along with 31 [=IVs=] in that unlike particular stat.
* BatmanGambit: During the final confrontation with Team Flare's Admins, she cowardly runs away screaming how she "hates being chased." A Team Flare Admin then suspects Shauna intentionally fled in order to split up the admins, who were outnumbering the protagonists six to three. Nonetheless, while Shauna does succeed in luring away two Admins, Serena or Calem also follows after Shauna, leaving the main character
all previous rivals, alone to defeat the remaining four admins.
* BowTiesAreCool: Not in the usual way, but her shirt and her purse sport several bowtie-like designs.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her love for solving puzzles and close friendship with Clemont and Bonnie comes in handy later down the story when
you spend much more time fighting alongside Hugh than against him.deal with Team Flare the final time, in which her skills help open the final locked door to the machine.
* TheChick: Of the team of friends in Kalos, as the most cheerful and emotional member of the team.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Pink.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When battled on Route 19 before Couriway Town, she has a Goodra at Level 49 when it can only evolve from Sliggoo at level 50.

* BerserkButton: He pretty much flips out the instant he sees a member of Team Plasma, both new and old. At one point when you enter Driftveil City, he just rushes onto the scene and slaps/shoves/punches/otherwise physically assaults a grunt like it's nothing. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is about outgrowing this.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares heavily about his little sister and is said to be doting towards her. He also despises Team Plasma because they kidnapped her Purrloin. In a way, he also is this to the Player Character themselves throughout the journey through assuring they are never alone taking on Team Plasma and encourages you along the way.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity:
CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: One of his main flaws could easily mistake Shauna as someone similar to Bianca given she is his refusal to acknowledge the original Team Plasma's HeelFaceTurn. He finally starts to overcome this outlook near the end of the game.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm about to unleash my rage!" / "You're about to feel my rage!"
* CharacterDevelopment: Hugh starts off as an IdealHero, kind and supportive of the PlayerCharacter. His only flaw is that he refuses to forgive Team Plasma for, years ago, having stolen his sister's Purrloin. He is dragged down and blinded by this hatred, but finally comes to terms with the fact that former villains can redeem themselves. Hugh finds peace, and continues to care for his sister's Purrloin-turned-Liepard, even though it was raised and influenced by Team Plasma, knowing it is still good at heart.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Only if you're playing on Challenge Mode, but there his Pokémon's levels when he's
less interested in Pokémon battling against you are higher than when he's an ally, leading to one point where his Pokémon's levels actually go ''down'' within a short span of time.
* FaceOfAThug: Despite having a design that brings {{jerkass}} rivals such as Blue and Silver to mind, he is generally calm and friendly. His bad side is only shown towards Team Plasma and those he believed was in his way.
* {{Forgiveness}}: His personal struggle is learning to let go of his hatred for
the former Plasma members and move on.
%%* FreudianExcuse: Rare heroic example. Surely there's a reason he hates Team Plasma, right? Right?
* FriendlyRivalry: At no point in
main rival, but she tags along on the game does he ever challenge you for the sake of ''beating'' you and proving himself superior. As your best friend, he offers to battle you in order to test your Pokémons' strength, and after losing, shows complete confidence in your abilities and encourages you to continue on your final quest to become the Unova champion.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels around
take down Team Flare. In your second battle with her on Route 19, she just happens to own a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Goodra]].
* TheDitz: She's genuinely surprised about how Poké Balls worked during the Rival's catching tutorial, despite seeing them in action not 5 minutes before, and living in a universe where this should be common knowledge.
--> '''Shauna''': The Pokémon went INSIDE the Poké Ball?
--> '''Rival Character''': Shauna... What do you think
your Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie is inside of right now?
* ForHappiness: Shauna's reason
for short periods at several points (such as Castelia Sewers), even participating in Tag Battles journeying is simply to have fun and make some memories with you.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take that much to get him angry. Simply the entire existence of Team Plasma will send him into a rage.
* HeroicBSOD: After finding out that his sister's Purrloin has evolved into a Liepard
her friends and will now only obey the Shadow Triad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nate when he's the player character.
Pokémon.
* HotBlooded: He is very passionate, especially when it comes to beating GenkiGirl: Her Omura art has her with an enormous grin and WordOfGod describes her "an incredibly energetic girl" who's "friendly and outgoing."
* GirlishPigtails: She has four of them.
* TheHeart: Values friendship and teamwork. She's also one of
the hell out driving forces for pushing the rival towards enjoying things aside from just getting stronger. Her starter Pokémon will also ''always'' be female. This is a first compared to the rivals having male ones.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Serena if they are the player's rival.
* HiddenDepths:
** She is much more insightful than her bubbly exterior would suggest. It also seems that she is the only one
of the gang who really savors the memories they're creating on their journey. There is also the fact she is a fan of puzzles.
** As the above BatmanGambit indicates, she's also good at understanding people, and can be unexpectedly cunning in a crisis.
* TheLoad: Played with. Shauna ''thinks'' that she has become this for Calem and Serena by the time you infiltrate
Team Plasma.
* ItsPersonal: Chases Team Plasma because they kidnapped his little sister's Purrloin.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is willing to go to violent lengths in order to get
Flare's base, even though the justice his sister deserves.
* LargeHam: Hugh will make
game never makes her come off as annoying, useless, or holding anyone back at any point in the extra effort to let everyone know when he is about to unleash his rage.
story. You reassure her that she isn't and never was.
* MeaningfulName: Hue, as in color, fits in with a number of other color based names. Particularly it forms a trio with its generation, 'black, white, Her Japanese name is Arabic for "sunshine" or "brilliance."
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her top, bag
and color'.
* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, he ultimately seems to admire the protagonist
sandals are pink, and cares for his Pokémon. In fact, he actually apologizes several times for dragging the player character into his quest to take down Team Plasma. He also wants to see the protagonist become the Unova Champion.
she's a rather feminine girl as well as TheHeart.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Rosa when she's Calem if he's the player character.
player's rival.
* RealMenWearPink: Oddly enough, his Xtransceiver is pink, which contrasts with RecurringBoss: The first trainer you battle in the red and yellow ones Nate and Rosa possess, respectively.
* SchrodingersGun: He's had his
beginning of the game, using the starter Pokémon for a bit before weak to yours. Then she battles you much later in the game even starts, but ''what'' as the first of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to the rival's Blue Oni, who is more reserved and mature.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Calem, she is the more irresponsible one. Even more so if Calem is the rival.
* SayItWithHearts: She says things with a musical note at the end often.
* ShipperOnDeck: Hinted as one for Calem and Serena (regardless of which one you're playing as). She'll say they're the strongest and make a good combination.
* ShipTease: With the protagonist, regardless of gender, at Parfum Palace. The game is less subtle about
it turns out with Calem, though.
-->'''Shauna''': "Um... I've never watched fireworks alone with a boy, before. I'll remember this forever."
* UncattyResemblance: Shauna's design seems
to be always has the type advantage against the one you picked.
inspired by Mincinno and Pachirisu, though she doesn't necessarily own either one.
* TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: Call him before you reach Reversal Mountain to know where he is.
-->Hugh: One word: Reversal Mountain. [[TwoWordsICantCount Oh wait, that's two words...]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's dark blue.
VerbalTic: Accentuates her lines with musical notes, like so ♪
* WeaponOfChoice: Samurott The starter that has a type disadvantage to the player's starter, while in the animated trailer.
Battle Maison she also has a Sylveon.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Clay for blindly trusting Rood WeNeedADistraction: Both at the Poké Ball Factory and his followers. However, he in turns gets this from Clay, who points out that Flare's Geosenge Headquarters, she uses herself to distract members of Team Flare to run after her.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's implied to have received one of the Kanto starters
you need to learn to respect other people's differing perspectives instead of blindly condemning them - especially when they're [[TheAtoner trying to redeem themselves for their past misdeeds.]]didn't choose, but just like the primary rival she's never seen using it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She does!



[[folder:Tierno]]
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An excitable boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. Obsessed with dancing, his goal is to create a troupe of performing Pokémon dancers.

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[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: Much like Calem and Serena in the previous generation, they kick lots of butt while wearing various different outfits.
* AdaptedOut: It appears that the Gen VII protagonists will join the Gen V ones in not actually appearing in the anime adaptation. The boy's outfit is instead once again the inspiration for Ash's.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kukui goes around the islands scouting the best trainers to make up the Alolan League. When you arrive [[spoiler: and beat the Elite Four, Kukui essentially reveals that you were being recruited to be the fifth trainer and Champion all along. The final battle sees the player as Champ defending their title from the last trainer as a challenger.]]
* BigEater: While Hapu will chastise them for not finishing the Zumungous Noodle Bowl at Seafolk Village, they can still visit three different restaurants in rapid succession and eat as much as they can buy at those restaurants. At the Battle Buffet, you can take up to ''50 servings'' of food, and assuming you've picked the least popular dishes, the protagonists can eat 24 servings and still be hungry and totally unsatisfied.
* TheBigGuy: Or Gal in the main story. The PlayerCharacter has no goals beyond the Island Challenge, and due to their blank expression, it's hard to tell how they really work in group dynamics. The rest of the cast repeatedly notes how the player is a natural when it comes to battling, and they are the powerhouse that crushes the opposition in every team they join. Whether it be fighting with the captains against Team Skull, following Gladion into the Aether Foundation, helping Lillie save Nebby, or catching the Ultra Beasts for the international police, someone else is always driving the plot. You are TheHero, but only significant due to being the most powerful trainer of the group who was directly chosen by Tapu Koko.
* ButThouMust: Certain dialogue options can make the protagonist come off as hesitant or outright resistant about becoming a Pokémon trainer, but the plot still requires them to take the island challenge, regardless.
* TheChosenOne: It's implied that Tapu Koko gave them the base for their Z-Ring because they saw something extraordinary in them (with said treatment usually being confined to island Kahunas). Considering they bravely risk life and limb to save Nebby the Cosmog, it's understandable.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They have a hobby of sleeping in other people's beds, and commenting on how the beds feel and smell. This has no effect on their Pokémon's health. There's also the fact that they can suddenly burst into a pirouette if you make them walk in a circle.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The male protagonist wears blue Popplio themed shoes and shirt with Litten pants in the middle, and the female protagonist red Litten themed shoes, hat and bag with Rowlet themed shorts and shirt in the middle in their default appearances.
* CoolShades: They can wear sunglasses in several colors, though only Elio gets aviator shades in particular.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair and eyes in their default appearance, albeit with a slight bluish tint.
* DanceBattler: Part of using Z-Moves involves doing a MagicDance.
* DeadpanSnarker: The dialogue options let you get pretty snarky.
* DissonantSerenity: They are almost always seen with a slight smile, regardless of the situation.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Spinning the control pad in a circle for long enough will make them do a pirouette.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Their ride gear includes a helmet.
* HeroicMime: {{Averted}}, as you are given plenty of dialogue options.
* IHaveManyNames: Until they appear unambiguously in other media or in game, it's unknown which among their Version Names (Sun and Moon), Promotional Names (Elio and Selene), or the names found in the internal data (Kai and Lana) will be their official CanonName.
* {{Jerkass}}: In a first for the series, you're given plenty of chances to play your character as a rude, detached asshat. You can express indifference to Alolan culture, insult Hau and Lillie, and tell Sophocles that you don't like his Festival Plaza.
* KindheartedCatLover: They do keep a Meowth as a housecat after all.
* LimitBreak: The first playable protagonists to use Z-Moves, which are powerful attacks that activate through a bond between Pokémon and trainers and the use of a Z-Crystal, but can only be used once per battle.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Z-Rings, which allow their Pokémon to use [[LimitBreak Z-Moves]] and Mega Evolve.
* MagicDance: Are the first protagonists to use Z-Moves, which require a dance to activate.
* MeaningfulName: Their version names are Sun and Moon for the guy and girl respectively. Their promotional theme names are Elio and Selene -- H''elio''s and ''Selene'' were the Greek gods for the sun and moon.
* MightyWhitey: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. It seems this way; a foreigner is welcomed into a different culture, learns their ways, is chosen by one of their ancient guardians, eventually becoming the strongest trainer and very first official Pokémon Champion of the Alola League. However, [[MixedAncestry they are half-Alolan]], and since they came from Kanto – which is based on Japan – their default light-skinned appearance [[{{Mukokuseki}} isn't supposed to be white but rather Asian]].
* MixedAncestry: They are half-Alolan on their mother's side; their dad is presumably from Kanto, which would make them the ''Pokémon'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent to Japanese-Hawaiian]].
* NewTransferStudent: Like in the Japanese trailer, the hero is a new kid who just moved to Alola and is quickly befriended by the rival.
* NoNameGiven:
** Similar to Leaf in ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'', both player characters in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are not given official names in the final game. A promotional trailer featuring Battle Royale shows two male playable characters named "Sun" and "Elio" and two female characters named "Moon" and "Selene", and the demo puts the player in the shoes of a male playable character named "Sun", but in the actual, final game, [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter the opposite playable gender never appears as an NPC]] and no selection of names are given when the player is asked to name their character.
** Japanese fandom adopted Mizuki as the female trainer's name. Although not as unanimous, they're tending towards calling the male protagonist Yōu.
* OneHeadTaller: Lillie is actually slightly taller than they are, which is more dramatic when playing as Selene.
* OneManArmy: Or to be more exact, a One-Trainer Army. Near the end of the game, they've become strong enough to take on five Team Skull grunts at once and win.
* PerpetualSmiler: They almost never have their smiles leave their faces, even while faced with villains.
* TheStoic: They hardly ever change expression, not even when ''the Ultra Wormhole opens''. Downplayed that they do have reactions of shock in cutscenes, but otherwise, their reactions remains unchanged.
* ShipTease: They're teased a lot with Lillie throughout the story. Yes, even when playing as Selene.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While they normally don't talk outside of dialogue options, when an Ultra Wormhole briefly appears in the sky above Heahea City, you get a sentence from their internal monologue where they wonder why they're seeing a crack in the sky.
* SuperMode: In the post-game, they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution through Dexio or Sina gifting them a Key Stone after beating them, depending on the version.
* SupportingProtagonist: The story is really more about Lillie and Nebby than the hero, and the post game is more about Looker and Anabel.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Surprisingly averted. [[spoiler: They become Alola's first champion and it sticks in the post-game. Whenever they go through the Elite Four, the person they fight after is out to claim their title]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: You can choose the third option for the trainer customization at first and have either of the protagonist you choose look exactly like their mother in skin color, eyes and hair.
* VagueAge: Actually averted, despite them having access to the same basic toolbox that gave Calem and Serena such a wide variety of apparent ages. Wicke asks the player at one point if they are "around eleven", to which the player can choose to respond either "Yes" or "How'd you know?", but saying no isn't an option.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Much like the Gen VI protagonists, the Gen VII protagonists are customizable. Even more so now that you can choose between four skin tones, including a legit dark skin tone as opposed to X and Y only having [[ButNotTooBlack a medium brown]], more clothing options, being able to dye white clothes and even go hatless, subverting the NiceHat requirement of all previous protagonists.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Downplayed, but you can give your character hair colors such as wine red (which looks to be more of a purple shade) or even white in the postgame.
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[[folder: Elio / Sun]]
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The male main character of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', a young
boy who has recently moved to the Alola region from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at Kanto alongside his mother and their pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie and protecting her Cosmog, Nebby, from a flock of aggressive Spearow, he is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the beginning guardian of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. Obsessed with dancing, Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, he picks his goal starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

While Elio hasn't appeared in the ''Pokémon Sun and Moon'' anime, his default clothes are the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration]] for Ash's outfit during that arc. His counterpart in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''
is to create a troupe of performing Pokémon dancers.known as Sun.



* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his size, he is very light on his feet and a good dancer. He aims to create a dance team with his Pokémon.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: The description of him provided states he tends to get distracted by their opponents moves during battle because he is trying to incorporate them into his choreography.
* BigFun: He has a plump body and a huge heart.
* TheBigGuy: The largest of the friends and his signature Pokémon is the offense-oriented Corphish. Though battling isn't Tierno's main priority, dancing is a very physical activity. Also most dancing moves deal with boosting offense (Swords Dance, Dragon Dance, Rain Dance) or dealing heavy damage (Petal Dance).
* ButThouMust: Give yourself a nickname. Of course, you ''could'' just [[LoopholeAbuse make your nickname the same as your in-game name]].
* ColorCodedCharacters: Yellow.
* CoordinatedClothes: If the player character is a boy, it is possible to purchase the same shirt Tierno wears, which is appropriately titled "Twin T-Shirt."[[note]]Available at Cyllage City on weekends[[/note]]
* DanceBattler: He aims to create a team of Pokémon dancers. Case in point, the first time you battle him, his "starter" is a Corphish and it knows [[StatusBuff Swords Dance]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: His "starter" is a Corphish that becomes a Water/Dark Crawdaunt, but he is a pretty affable guy.
* FlatCharacter: He never gets a chance to share a character-building moment with the player unlike the other three rivals, nor can his house be visited for any possible backstory a la Trevor.
* GentleGiant: Rather big, but friendly.
* MeaningfulName: His name is Spanish for soft or tender (as in food), but when used to refer to a person it means inexperienced.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue the Pokémon on Route 10.
* RealMenWearPink: He is TheBigGuy of the group, but his greatest passion is dancing and his goal is to make a team of [[DanceBattler Dance Battlers]].
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Trevor's Blue Oni.
* SphereEyes: Noticeably, making his character design a little nonstandard.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Trevor are seen together often.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's Wise Guy with Trevor's Straight Man.
* WeaponOfChoice: Corphish/Crawdaunt. In the Battle Maison he specializes in Pokémon that strike fast and hard, like Talonflame and Hawlucha, and throughout all of his team members there are plenty of dancing moves to go around.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit features a blue striped shirt, and his size, he is very light on backpack, shoes and even his feet hair have blue accents.
* DissonantSerenity: In the demo for Sun
and Moon, Elio doesn't stop smiling even when a good dancer. He aims Hakamo-o goes up to create him and roars in his face.
* EightiesHair: His hair in his default appearance goes down to shoulder length.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: You can choose an effeminate battle style for him, and some of his clothes have pink options.
* HairAntennae: Has
a dance team tiny pair on top of his head that you only see when his hat's off, which he appears to have inherited from his mother as she has a similar pair on top of her head.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Lillie, though she still has a lot of ShipTease
with his Pokémon.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: The description of him provided states he tends to get distracted by their opponents moves
both genders, much like [[AmbiguouslyBi Shauna]] from ''X and Y''. But during battle because he the Exeggutor Island rain cutscene, Lillie's dialogue differs depending on the protagonist's gender. [[spoiler:If the protagonist is trying male, she says that when she becomes a trainer, she'd like to incorporate them into travel together with him. If the protagonist is female, she simply says that she wants to learn all of the things she knows.]]
* PrimaryColorChampion: His primary outfit includes a blue and white striped shirt, blue backpack, and blue sneakers, and
his choreography.capri pants have red accents.
* BigFun: He has a plump body and a huge heart.
* TheBigGuy: The largest of the friends and his signature Pokémon is the offense-oriented Corphish. Though battling isn't Tierno's main priority, dancing is a very physical activity. Also most dancing moves deal with boosting offense (Swords Dance, Dragon Dance, Rain Dance) or dealing heavy damage (Petal Dance).
* ButThouMust: Give yourself a nickname. Of course, you ''could'' just [[LoopholeAbuse make your nickname the same as your in-game name]].
* ColorCodedCharacters: Yellow.
* CoordinatedClothes: If the player character is a boy, it is possible to purchase the same shirt Tierno wears, which is appropriately titled "Twin T-Shirt."[[note]]Available at Cyllage City on weekends[[/note]]
* DanceBattler: He aims to create a team of Pokémon dancers. Case in point, the first time you battle him, his "starter" is a Corphish and it knows [[StatusBuff Swords Dance]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: His "starter" is a Corphish that becomes a Water/Dark Crawdaunt, but he is a pretty affable guy.
* FlatCharacter: He never gets a chance to share a character-building moment with the player unlike the other three rivals, nor can his house be visited for any possible backstory a la Trevor.
* GentleGiant: Rather big, but friendly.
* MeaningfulName: His name is Spanish for soft or tender (as in food), but when used to refer to a person it means inexperienced.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue the Pokémon on Route 10.
* RealMenWearPink: He is TheBigGuy Some of the group, but his greatest passion is dancing and his goal is to make a team of [[DanceBattler Dance Battlers]].
available clothes options.
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Trevor's Blue Oni.
* SphereEyes: Noticeably, making his character design a little nonstandard.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Trevor are seen together often.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's Wise Guy with Trevor's Straight Man.
* WeaponOfChoice: Corphish/Crawdaunt.
ShirtlessScene: In the Battle Maison surfing outfit, the only thing he specializes in Pokémon that strike fast wears are swim shorts and hard, like Talonflame a life-jacket.
* SleevesAreForWimps: He has a lot of tank top options.
* TheSouthpaw: Is depicted holding a Poké Ball in his left hand in his official artwork,
and Hawlucha, and throughout all it can be a customization option regardless of his team members there are plenty of dancing moves to go around.gender.



[[folder:Trevor (Toroba)]]
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A curious boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. He doesn't much care for battling, and prefers to challenge the player on who has more entries in their Pokédex.

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[[folder:Trevor (Toroba)]]
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A curious boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning
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The female main character
of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. He doesn't much care for battling, and prefers to challenge the player on ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', a young girl who has more entries in recently moved to the Alola region from Kanto alongside her mother and their Pokédex.pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie and protecting her Cosmog, Nebby, from a flock of aggressive Spearow, she is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, she picks her starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is known as Moon.



* {{Adorkable}}: He makes a big deal out of completing his Pokédex, and puts a lot of effort into trying to explain the simplest things.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Tierno's Red Oni.
* CatchPhrase: "To put another way..."
* CharacterDevelopment: Shauna describes him at the beginning as very shy, and towards the end of the game she now remarks that he seems bolder, evidenced by his challenging the player to a battle.
* ColorCodedCharacters: He's TheSmartGuy, and has a green color scheme.
* DeadpanSnarker: Much of his dialogue towards Tierno comes off as sarcasm.
* GottaCatchEmAll: His goal is to be the first out of his friends to complete the Pokédex.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: If you talk to him post-game, he will mention a random Pokémon capable of Mega evolving and react with joy if you have it recorded in your Pokédex with a remark that "it's nice having the same Pokémon as them". Considering this is his reaction to any mon owned, he may have Pokémon like Garchomp and others stored up but never uses them. And that ''includes'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Mewtwo]], of all [[OlympusMons mons]]!
* MeaningfulName: More of a PunnyName than a name meaning compared to the others, but Trevor is similar to ''trouver'' which is French for "to find." It's also Irish for industrious or prudent.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue the Pokémon on Route 10.
* ParentalAbandonment: You can find his house near Jaune Plaza in Lumiose, where his sister reveals that their parents left both of them to go on a journey.
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RefusalOfTheCall: While he's fine with filling the Pokédex, his knee-jerk reaction to having Team Flare's activities explained to him is to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decide that it's best to stay away from them.]] It doesn't stick.
* TheSmartGuy: Seemingly fills this role as your friend.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: A full head shorter than any of his friends (and that's including his hair).
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Tierno, as they are almost always together.
%%** BigGuyLittleGuy
%%** FatAndSkinny
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's the Straight Man with Tierno's Wise Guy.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Flabébé line, ending with Florges. In the Battle Maison it's fossil Pokémon, specifically Aurorus and Tyrantum.

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* {{Adorkable}}: He makes a big deal out of completing his Pokédex, BareYourMidriff: Some clothing choices and puts a lot of effort into trying to explain the simplest things.
her surf outfit.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Tierno's Red Oni.
* CatchPhrase: "To put another way..."
* CharacterDevelopment: Shauna describes him at the beginning as very shy, and towards the end of the game she now remarks that he seems bolder, evidenced by his challenging the player to a battle.
* ColorCodedCharacters: He's TheSmartGuy, and has a green color scheme.
* DeadpanSnarker: Much of his dialogue towards Tierno comes off as sarcasm.
* GottaCatchEmAll: His goal is to be the first out of his friends to complete the Pokédex.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: If you talk to him post-game, he will mention a random Pokémon capable of Mega evolving and react with joy if you have it recorded in your Pokédex with a remark that "it's nice having the same Pokémon as them". Considering this is his reaction to any mon owned, he may have Pokémon
FlowerMotifs: Her hat looks like Garchomp a flower when seen from behind or above, and others stored up but never uses them. And that ''includes'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Mewtwo]], of all [[OlympusMons mons]]!
* MeaningfulName: More of a PunnyName than a name meaning compared to the others, but Trevor
her shirt is similar to ''trouver'' which is French for "to find." It's also Irish for industrious or prudent.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue the Pokémon on Route 10.
* ParentalAbandonment: You can find his house near Jaune Plaza
covered in Lumiose, where his sister reveals that their parents left both of them to go on a journey.different colored flowers.
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time GenkiGirl: Her official artwork depicts her as part fairly energetic looking.
* HairDecorations: Instead
of a BossRush involving all hat, she can also wear different headbands, flowers, and even gems in her hair.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Her hair options are noticeably longer than Elio's.
* MegaTwintails: One of
the rivals except Calem/Serena.
hair options in the postgame are massive pigtails.
* RefusalOfTheCall: While he's fine MinidressOfPower: Can become the most powerful trainer in the region, and has numerous miniskirt options.
* NiceHat: She starts out
with filling the Pokédex, his knee-jerk reaction to having Team Flare's activities explained to him is to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decide a cute red hat that kind of looks like a potted plant (and a flower, from behind).
* OneSteveLimit: Her unused name Lana is the same as that of the Water-type Trial Captain.
* PinkIsFeminine: Her ride outfit has pink stripes on them.
* RedIsHeroic: Wears a red hat, and her purse and shoes have red accents.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In her default appearance, the female protagonist wears upper thigh length short shorts, likely because of how hot Alola is compared to other regions.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Though
it's best to stay away from them.]] It doesn't stick.
* TheSmartGuy: Seemingly fills this role as your friend.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: A full head shorter than any
not a part of his friends (and that's including his hair).
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Tierno, as they
her default look, OTK socks are almost always together.
%%** BigGuyLittleGuy
%%** FatAndSkinny
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's
an available option as early as the Straight Man with Tierno's Wise Guy.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Flabébé line, ending with Florges. In the Battle Maison it's fossil Pokémon, specifically Aurorus and Tyrantum.
first shop.



[[folder:Shauna (Sana)]]
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A spunky girl from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''.

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A spunky girl from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at Rotom inhabiting the beginning latest version of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. the Pokédex, which is specifically made for it. Combined, the Rotom Pokédex elevates the technology to never before seen uses.

For tropes pertaining to Rotom as a species, see [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies here]].



* AmbiguouslyBi: She has ShipTease with the protagonist whether it's Calem or Serena, though it's a ''tiny'' bit more obvious with Calem.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Seems to be a shade or two darker than her friends, with an Arabic name in the Japanese version. France ''does'' have a sizable Middle Eastern population.
* BabiesEverAfter: Not Shauna herself, but her starter. She'll trade you the offspring for any Pokémon in the post game, and it has a nature that amplifies its greatest stat, along with 31 [=IVs=] in that particular stat.
* BatmanGambit: During the final confrontation with Team Flare's Admins, she cowardly runs away screaming how she "hates being chased." A Team Flare Admin then suspects Shauna intentionally fled in order to split up the admins, who were outnumbering the protagonists six to three. Nonetheless, while Shauna does succeed in luring away two Admins, Serena or Calem also follows after Shauna, leaving the main character all alone to defeat the remaining four admins.
* BowTiesAreCool: Not in the usual way, but her shirt and her purse sport several bowtie-like designs.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her love for solving puzzles and close friendship with Clemont and Bonnie comes in handy later down the story when you deal with Team Flare the final time, in which her skills help open the final locked door to the machine.
* TheChick: Of the team of friends in Kalos, as the most cheerful and emotional member of the team.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Pink.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When battled on Route 19 before Couriway Town, she has a Goodra at Level 49 when it can only evolve from Sliggoo at level 50.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: One could easily mistake Shauna as someone similar to Bianca given she is less interested in Pokémon battling than the main rival, but she tags along on the final quest to take down Team Flare. In your second battle with her on Route 19, she just happens to own a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Goodra]].
* TheDitz: She's genuinely surprised about how Poké Balls worked during the Rival's catching tutorial, despite seeing them in action not 5 minutes before, and living in a universe where this should be common knowledge.
--> '''Shauna''': The Pokémon went INSIDE the Poké Ball?
--> '''Rival Character''': Shauna... What do you think your Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie is inside of right now?
* ForHappiness: Shauna's reason for journeying is simply to have fun and make some memories with her friends and Pokémon.
* GenkiGirl: Her Omura art has her with an enormous grin and WordOfGod describes her "an incredibly energetic girl" who's "friendly and outgoing."
* GirlishPigtails: She has four of them.
* TheHeart: Values friendship and teamwork. She's also one of the driving forces for pushing the rival towards enjoying things aside from just getting stronger. Her starter Pokémon will also ''always'' be female. This is a first compared to the rivals having male ones.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Serena if they are the player's rival.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: She has ShipTease with the protagonist whether it's Calem or Serena, though it's AscendedExtra: Rotom was a ''tiny'' bit more obvious with Calem.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Seems to be a shade or two darker than her friends, with an Arabic name in the Japanese version. France ''does'' have a sizable Middle Eastern population.
* BabiesEverAfter: Not Shauna herself, but her starter. She'll trade you the offspring for any
Pokémon in the post game, and it has a nature that amplifies its greatest stat, along got some publicity around the release of ''Platinum'' with 31 [=IVs=] in that particular stat.
* BatmanGambit: During the final confrontation with Team Flare's Admins, she cowardly runs away screaming how she "hates being chased." A Team Flare Admin then suspects Shauna intentionally fled in order to split up the admins, who were outnumbering the protagonists six to three. Nonetheless, while Shauna does succeed in luring away two Admins, Serena or Calem also follows after Shauna, leaving the main character all alone to defeat the remaining four admins.
* BowTiesAreCool: Not in the usual way,
its formes, but her shirt and her purse sport several bowtie-like designs.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her love for solving puzzles and close friendship with Clemont and Bonnie comes in handy later down the story when you deal with Team Flare the final time, in which her skills help open the final locked door to the machine.
* TheChick: Of the team of friends in Kalos, as the most cheerful and emotional member of the team.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Pink.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When battled on Route 19 before Couriway Town, she
has a Goodra at Level 49 when it can only evolve from Sliggoo at level 50.otherwise been just another Pokémon.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: One could easily mistake Shauna as someone similar to Bianca given she is less interested in Pokémon battling than DeadpanSnarker: As befitting its mischievous personality, the main rival, but she tags along on the final quest to take down Team Flare. In your second battle with her on Route 19, she just happens to own a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Goodra]].
* TheDitz: She's genuinely surprised about how Poké Balls worked during the Rival's catching tutorial, despite seeing them in action not 5 minutes before, and living in a universe where this should be common knowledge.
--> '''Shauna''': The Pokémon went INSIDE the Poké Ball?
--> '''Rival Character''': Shauna... What do you think your Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie is inside of right now?
* ForHappiness: Shauna's reason for journeying is simply to have fun and make
Rotom Pokédex makes some memories with her friends and Pokémon.pretty sarcastic comments.
* GenkiGirl: Her Omura art has her FairyCompanion: As a main series first; a Rotom assists the player character by inhabiting a tailor-made Pokédex, allowing it to talk and perform more features than a standard Dex. In a somewhat ironic twist however, Rotom is a Ghost-type, which are better known for haunting people.
* HauntedTechnology: As is fitting
with an enormous grin and WordOfGod describes her "an incredibly energetic girl" who's "friendly and outgoing."
* GirlishPigtails: She has four of them.
* TheHeart: Values friendship and teamwork. She's also one of
Rotom's ability to possess machinery. The Rotom Pokédex is the driving forces for pushing first known use that is intentional, however.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being in
the rival towards enjoying things aside from just getting stronger. Her starter dex, Rotom as a species isn't in the Alolan Dex itself.
** Despite being a Ghost-type, Rotom gets scared during Acerola's trial in an abandoned store filled with ghosts. This may be because Ghost
Pokémon such as Rotom are weak to Ghost-type attacks, but it goes right back into Irony territory if Rotom lost its Ghost-typing after fusing with the Pokédex.
* MonsterCompendium: The original purpose of the Pokédex is to list Pokémon. So naturally this Pokédex does the same thing.
* NonActionGuy: Dex Rotom does not battle any Pokémon.
* RobotBuddy: Your Pokédex is a facsimile of one, seeing as it's possessed by a friendly Rotom.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Is powered down once you reach [[spoiler:Ultra Space]].
* SoProudOfYou: As your Pokédex gets filled and at certain points in the story, Rotom
will also ''always'' be female. This praise you, being especially fond of "clever boy/girl".
* TalkingAnimal: While there have been other speaking Pokémon before, this
is a the first compared to time one has been in a larger role. The Rotom can only do this if it's inside the rivals having male ones.
Pokédex, though.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Serena if they UnexpectedCharacter: None could have anticipated a relatively minor Pokémon from three generations prior to take such a major role in ''Sun & Moon''. Rotom itself isn't even native to Alola and doesn't appear in the Alolan Pokédex.
* UnusualEuphemism: At one point, Rotom says "What the zzzt!?"
* VerbalTic: Sprinkles its dialogue with electric noises like "bzzt" and "zzzt", and tends to drag out s at the end of words into "zzz".
* WelcomeToCorneria: Averted at first, with many lines of unique dialogue after every story event, but falls into this during the postgame, where Rotom will draw from a list of only about 10 lines, leading to it continuing to remind you about content you've already completed. One of its lines is basically, "How about you register a new Pokémon in my Dex today?" Rotom will ask this question even after you've completed the Alolan Regional Dex and there
are no new Pokémon to register.

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[[folder:Hau]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hau_thumb.png]]
A friendly native of Alola who befriends you in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Is implied to have a crush on [[spoiler:Lillie]], but she remains oblivious and is implied to have feelings for the player character.
* AlwaysSecondBest: He's implied to feel somewhat overshadowed by his grandfather Hala, as one of his goals is to eventually beat him in a real battle. Generally averted regarding the player character, as while he aspires to catch up to and be on equal ground with them, he doesn't feel too bad when he loses to them. [[spoiler: The fact he is a potential challenger for
the player's rival.champion title indicates he did beat his grandfather in battle and can stand on even footing with him now]].
* BigEater: Enjoys eating food a lot and refers to it in dialogue, especially malasada.
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler: Is one of the potential challengers for the player's champion title.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: [[spoiler:As Lillie departs from Alola to Kanto, Hau is unable to confess his feelings for her]].
* CantCatchUp: Your character is always one or two steps ahead of him, but he always comes back, ready to fight as equals. Of note is that he is the complete opposite regarding how he feels about this unlike the rival in the previous generation.
* DeconstructiveParody: Most of his character is [[RuleOfFunny made to be comedy relief]], but there are occasional hints to a more complicated personality stemming from his self-esteem. He does believe in battling for the sheer fun most of the time, but he's well aware of his own shortcomings, and takes his defeats against people like the Player Character and Gladion on a personal level. On some occasions [[StepfordSmiler it becomes difficult to tell whether he's genuinely being cheerful, or merely putting up a facade.]]
* DelayedReaction: When discovering that Lusamine is OlderThanSheLooks, he takes a couple seconds before doing a double take.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:He mentions that his dad was fed up by the customs of being a kahuna in Alola that he left the region behind]].
* {{Foil}}: To Gladion. While Hau finds joy and fun in everyone, Gladion is very much a lone wolf who detests what would normally bring Hau down.
* FriendlyRival: Towards the Player Character. His battle theme is even literally titled "Friend Hau." Unlike past rivals in this archetype though, Hau actually does have a pronounced goal. His ambition is to surpass his ''Grandfather'', not the PC, and become the Kahuna of Melemele Island.
* GenerationXerox: Like Hala, he eventually owns part of the Crabrawler family [[spoiler:but only does so during Title Defense matches against him]].
* GenreBlind: Unlike most main Rivals in the series, his starter is the one that ''your'' Starter has Type Advantage over. (But don't get ''too'' comfortable, because he copes quickly.)
* {{Keet}}: Now here's a kid who's ''pumped'' to be a trainer!



** She is much more insightful than her bubbly exterior would suggest. It also seems that she is the only one of the gang who really savors the memories they're creating on their journey. There is also the fact she is a fan of puzzles.
** As the above BatmanGambit indicates, she's also good at understanding people, and can be unexpectedly cunning in a crisis.
* TheLoad: Played with. Shauna ''thinks'' that she has become this for Calem and Serena by the time you infiltrate Team Flare's base, even though the game never makes her come off as annoying, useless, or holding anyone back at any point in the story. You reassure her that she isn't and never was.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name is Arabic for "sunshine" or "brilliance."
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her top, bag and sandals are pink, and she's a rather feminine girl as well as TheHeart.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Calem if he's the player's rival.
* RecurringBoss: The first trainer you battle in the beginning of the game, using the starter weak to yours. Then she battles you much later in the game as the first of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to the rival's Blue Oni, who is more reserved and mature.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Calem, she is the more irresponsible one. Even more so if Calem is the rival.
* SayItWithHearts: She says things with a musical note at the end often.
* ShipperOnDeck: Hinted as one for Calem and Serena (regardless of which one you're playing as). She'll say they're the strongest and make a good combination.
* ShipTease: With the protagonist, regardless of gender, at Parfum Palace. The game is less subtle about it with Calem, though.
-->'''Shauna''': "Um... I've never watched fireworks alone with a boy, before. I'll remember this forever."
* UncattyResemblance: Shauna's design seems to be inspired by Mincinno and Pachirisu, though she doesn't necessarily own either one.
* VerbalTic: Accentuates her lines with musical notes, like so ♪
* WeaponOfChoice: The starter that has a type disadvantage to the player's starter, while in the Battle Maison she also has a Sylveon.
* WeNeedADistraction: Both at the Poké Ball Factory and Flare's Geosenge Headquarters, she uses herself to distract members of Team Flare to run after her.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's implied to have received one of the Kanto starters you didn't choose, but just like the primary rival she's never seen using it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She does!

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** She is much more insightful than her bubbly exterior would suggest. It also While he's always chipper and upbeat, he seems to have something of a mild complex in regards to being Hala's grandson. Gladion even admits to you that she is the only one of the gang who really savors the memories they're creating on their journey. There is also the fact she is a fan of puzzles.
** As the above BatmanGambit indicates, she's also good at understanding people, and can be unexpectedly cunning in a crisis.
* TheLoad: Played with. Shauna ''thinks'' that she has become this for Calem and Serena
he's impressed by the time you infiltrate Team Flare's base, Hau working towards being seen as equal to his grandfather, even though the game never makes her come off as annoying, useless, or holding anyone back at any point after growing up in his shadow all his life. A casual throwaway line in the story. You reassure her endgame reveals that she isn't [[spoiler:his father left the region when he couldn't deal with the pressures of Alolan tradition and Hala's legacy]], which may or may not have influenced Hau's own goal to one day surpass Hala.
** He also becomes noticeably more frustrated each time he loses to the player character, and while he
never was.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name
lets it get him down in the end, he can't hide how disappointing it is Arabic to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter work his hardest only to lose to you each time.]] Notably, his intro animation [[spoiler: when he challenges you for "sunshine" or "brilliance."
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her top, bag
the Alolan Champion title]] is different from other fights in the game- he's still smiling, but his body language is [[CharacterDevelopment less relaxed and sandals are pink, and she's a rather feminine girl playful, as well as TheHeart.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Calem
if he's taking things more seriously.]]
* TheLancer: Particularly when [[spoiler:
the player's rival.
player, him, and Gladion raid the Aether Foundation to rescue Lillie.]]
* NiceGuy: He becomes friends with you after you're done moving to the region. His niceness to Pokémon is only matched by his big appetite. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration also shown]] with one of the Pokémon he uses - Pichu can only evolve if its happiness level is high enough.
* ThePollyanna: In ''spades''. Hardly anything brings this kid down, even when he's losing when you can find him ''jumping with joy''.
* RecurringBoss: The first trainer As your rival he challenges you to a battle in several times throughout the beginning of the game, using story. He picks the starter weak weaker to yours. Then she battles you much later in the game as the your starter.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Zigzagged. He's around for [[spoiler:Lusamine's
first of a BossRush involving all battle]], but afterwards he decides to go on his own journey to get stronger so he misses the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to the rival's Blue Oni, who is more reserved and mature.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Calem, she is the more irresponsible one. Even more so if Calem is the rival.
* SayItWithHearts: She says things with a musical note at the end often.
* ShipperOnDeck: Hinted as one for Calem and Serena (regardless of which one you're playing as). She'll say they're the strongest and make a good combination.
* ShipTease: With the protagonist, regardless of gender, at Parfum Palace. The game is less subtle about it with Calem, though.
climax.
-->'''Shauna''': "Um... I've never watched fireworks alone with a boy, before. I'll remember this forever."
* UncattyResemblance: Shauna's design seems to be inspired by Mincinno SmarterThanYouLook: He's naive and Pachirisu, though she easygoing, but not stupid. He is actually quite perceptive when it comes to deciphering the feelings of others (e.g.: he quickly realizes that Gladion fears returning to the Aether Foundation), points out the flaw in Faba's plan to stop the heroes, and builds up an impressive team of Pokémon.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: [[spoiler:As a Challenger to your League Title Defense]], the only female Pokémon on his team is a Komala.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Malasada; a local Alola delicacy. He likes going to every kind of malasada shop there is, and rarely makes an appearance where he
doesn't necessarily own either one.
mention it. Funnily enough, in one scene, you are rewarded with a Technical Machine while he's given malasada. (Although, given the Pokémon battle with him immediately afterwards, [[FridgeBrilliance he likely already has that TM]].)
* TranquilFury: Hau is ''remarkably'' easygoing and is never seen outright angry. However, after [[spoiler:fighting Faba for the second time after he tries to stop the party from rescuing Lillie]], he says [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/96784ed99a40ae9aa7a4c5eebadffb5d/tumblr_ohp030C0iF1scn34jo6_250.jpg this.]] Paired with his usual happy expression, the line takes on a surprisingly threatening tone.
* TheUnfought: Appears in the special demo but doesn't seem to want to fight you for fun. Obviously averted in the main game.
* VerbalTic: Accentuates her lines with musical notes, like so ♪
He often appends "You know?" to his statements.
* WeaponOfChoice: The While he always has his Alolan Raichu, his strongest and his Z-Mover is his starter that has a type disadvantage to the player's starter, while in the Battle Maison she also has a Sylveon.
Pokémon.
* WeNeedADistraction: Both at the Poké Ball Factory and Flare's Geosenge Headquarters, she uses herself to distract members of Team Flare to run after her.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's implied to have received one of the Kanto starters you didn't choose, but just like the primary rival she's never seen using it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She does!
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has dark green hair.



[[folder:Hau]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hau_thumb.png]]
A friendly native of Alola who befriends you in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Is implied to have a crush on [[spoiler:Lillie]], but she remains oblivious and is implied to have feelings for the player character.
* AlwaysSecondBest: He's implied to feel somewhat overshadowed by his grandfather Hala, as one of his goals is to eventually beat him in a real battle. Generally averted regarding the player character, as while he aspires to catch up to and be on equal ground with them, he doesn't feel too bad when he loses to them. [[spoiler: The fact he is a potential challenger for the player's champion title indicates he did beat his grandfather in battle and can stand on even footing with him now]].
* BigEater: Enjoys eating food a lot and refers to it in dialogue, especially malasada.
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler: Is one of the potential challengers for the player's champion title.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: [[spoiler:As Lillie departs from Alola to Kanto, Hau is unable to confess his feelings for her]].
* CantCatchUp: Your character is always one or two steps ahead of him, but he always comes back, ready to fight as equals. Of note is that he is the complete opposite regarding how he feels about this unlike the rival in the previous generation.
* DeconstructiveParody: Most of his character is [[RuleOfFunny made to be comedy relief]], but there are occasional hints to a more complicated personality stemming from his self-esteem. He does believe in battling for the sheer fun most of the time, but he's well aware of his own shortcomings, and takes his defeats against people like the Player Character and Gladion on a personal level. On some occasions [[StepfordSmiler it becomes difficult to tell whether he's genuinely being cheerful, or merely putting up a facade.]]
* DelayedReaction: When discovering that Lusamine is OlderThanSheLooks, he takes a couple seconds before doing a double take.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:He mentions that his dad was fed up by the customs of being a kahuna in Alola that he left the region behind]].
* {{Foil}}: To Gladion. While Hau finds joy and fun in everyone, Gladion is very much a lone wolf who detests what would normally bring Hau down.
* FriendlyRival: Towards the Player Character. His battle theme is even literally titled "Friend Hau." Unlike past rivals in this archetype though, Hau actually does have a pronounced goal. His ambition is to surpass his ''Grandfather'', not the PC, and become the Kahuna of Melemele Island.
* GenerationXerox: Like Hala, he eventually owns part of the Crabrawler family [[spoiler:but only does so during Title Defense matches against him]].
* GenreBlind: Unlike most main Rivals in the series, his starter is the one that ''your'' Starter has Type Advantage over. (But don't get ''too'' comfortable, because he copes quickly.)
* {{Keet}}: Now here's a kid who's ''pumped'' to be a trainer!
* HiddenDepths:
** While he's always chipper and upbeat, he seems to have something of a mild complex in regards to being Hala's grandson. Gladion even admits to you that he's impressed by Hau working towards being seen as equal to his grandfather, even after growing up in his shadow all his life. A casual throwaway line in the endgame reveals that [[spoiler:his father left the region when he couldn't deal with the pressures of Alolan tradition and Hala's legacy]], which may or may not have influenced Hau's own goal to one day surpass Hala.
** He also becomes noticeably more frustrated each time he loses to the player character, and while he never lets it get him down in the end, he can't hide how disappointing it is to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter work his hardest only to lose to you each time.]] Notably, his intro animation [[spoiler: when he challenges you for the Alolan Champion title]] is different from other fights in the game- he's still smiling, but his body language is [[CharacterDevelopment less relaxed and playful, as if he's taking things more seriously.]]
* TheLancer: Particularly when [[spoiler: the player, him, and Gladion raid the Aether Foundation to rescue Lillie.]]
* NiceGuy: He becomes friends with you after you're done moving to the region. His niceness to Pokémon is only matched by his big appetite. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration also shown]] with one of the Pokémon he uses - Pichu can only evolve if its happiness level is high enough.
* ThePollyanna: In ''spades''. Hardly anything brings this kid down, even when he's losing when you can find him ''jumping with joy''.
* RecurringBoss: As your rival he challenges you to a battle several times throughout the story. He picks the starter weaker to your starter.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Zigzagged. He's around for [[spoiler:Lusamine's first battle]], but afterwards he decides to go on his own journey to get stronger so he misses the climax.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He's naive and easygoing, but not stupid. He is actually quite perceptive when it comes to deciphering the feelings of others (e.g.: he quickly realizes that Gladion fears returning to the Aether Foundation), points out the flaw in Faba's plan to stop the heroes, and builds up an impressive team of Pokémon.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: [[spoiler:As a Challenger to your League Title Defense]], the only female Pokémon on his team is a Komala.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Malasada; a local Alola delicacy. He likes going to every kind of malasada shop there is, and rarely makes an appearance where he doesn't mention it. Funnily enough, in one scene, you are rewarded with a Technical Machine while he's given malasada. (Although, given the Pokémon battle with him immediately afterwards, [[FridgeBrilliance he likely already has that TM]].)
* TranquilFury: Hau is ''remarkably'' easygoing and is never seen outright angry. However, after [[spoiler:fighting Faba for the second time after he tries to stop the party from rescuing Lillie]], he says [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/96784ed99a40ae9aa7a4c5eebadffb5d/tumblr_ohp030C0iF1scn34jo6_250.jpg this.]] Paired with his usual happy expression, the line takes on a surprisingly threatening tone.
* TheUnfought: Appears in the special demo but doesn't seem to want to fight you for fun. Obviously averted in the main game.
* VerbalTic: He often appends "You know?" to his statements.
* WeaponOfChoice: While he always has his Alolan Raichu, his strongest and his Z-Mover is his starter Pokémon.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has dark green hair.
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TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue'', as well as ''FireRed and LeafGreen''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into a huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.

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TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue'', as well as ''FireRed and LeafGreen''.Blue''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into a huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.



TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal'', as well as ''HeartGold and SoulSilver''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this approach and slowly turns over a new leaf.

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TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal'', as well as ''HeartGold and SoulSilver''.Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this approach and slowly turns over a new leaf.
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TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue'' as well as ''FireRed and LeafGreen''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into a huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.

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TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue'' Blue'', as well as ''FireRed and LeafGreen''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into a huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.



TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this approach and slowly turns over a new leaf.

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TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''.Crystal'', as well as ''HeartGold and SoulSilver''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this approach and slowly turns over a new leaf.



The other [[TheRival rival]] in ''Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald''. Wally is a sickly boy who starts his journey when you help him catch his first Pokémon. Drawing strength from the growing bond between himself and his Pokémon, Wally slowly manages to overcome his frailties and discover his resolve to become the Pokémon League Champion, becoming one of the strongest trainers in the series in the process.

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The other [[TheRival rival]] in ''Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald''.Emerald'', as well as ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire''. Wally is a sickly boy who starts his journey when you help him catch his first Pokémon. Drawing strength from the growing bond between himself and his Pokémon, Wally slowly manages to overcome his frailties and discover his resolve to become the Pokémon League Champion, becoming one of the strongest trainers in the series in the process.
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[[folder: "Sun" / "Elio" / "Kai"]]

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[[folder: "Sun" Elio / "Elio" / "Kai"]]Sun]]



[[folder:"Moon" / "Selene" / "Lana"]]

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!!General Tropes

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!!General Tropes
!!Protagonists



[[folder:General Rival Tropes]]

* TheAce: They stay competitive with the player character who always becomes the best trainer in the region. They're at least equal to Elite Four Members, if not the Champion, in power by the end of the game.
* AnimeHair: In contrast to the player character's hat, they tend to have instantly recognizable hairstyles.
* BigThinShortTrio: Tierno is the Big, Shauna is the Thin and Trevor is the Short.
* CharacterDevelopment: They get it more than any other NPC. Usually their repeated losses to the player character make them reevaluate their motives or methods by the end of the game.
* ChildProdigy: They seem to be the only [=NPCs=] to level grind to keep up with the player character.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In most cases, their CharacterDevelopment parallels the player's own journey and how they've grown through battling and interacting with them.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The rival will typically pick whichever starter holds an elemental advantage to what you picked.
* FireForgedFriends: If they don't start off as TrueCompanions to the player, they will be by the end of the game.
* FreeRangeChildren: The same as the protagonist.
* FriendlyRival: From Generation III and onwards, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Gladion nonwithstanding]].
* HelloInsertNameHere: Although they have {{Canon Name}}s, a few of them can be named by the player.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most get their own theme, as well as their own battle theme if standalone, often reflecting their personality.
* PrivilegedRival: Several rivals' parents are superstars in the Pokémon World, researchers, mob bosses, Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, etc.
* RecurringBoss: They must be fought several times throughout the games' main story. Most games also offer a way to fight them repeatedly after the story is over.
* TheRival: To the protagonist.
* ToBeAMaster: Their main motive is to either become masters via the Pokémon League, complete the Pokédex or just become stronger than the protagonist.
* WeaponOfChoice: With a few exceptions, their preferred Pokémon is the starter that is strong against the one the player character chose.
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[[folder:Blue Oak (Green Ookido)]]
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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese), Erik Scott Kimerer (English)

->''"I'm moving on up and ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! I'm going to the Pokémon League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful trainer! ...well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! [[CatchPhrase Smell ya]]!"''

TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into a huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.

Just as Red is the most famous player, Blue is the most famous rival, finding counterparts in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Gary Oak]] and [[Manga/PokemonAdventures Green (Blue internationally)]].

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[[folder:Blue !!Generation II

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BadassAdorable: Adorable children who manage to take down a resurgent Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: They can optionally battle and defeat Red, the highest leveled trainer in his respective game and a legend for his deeds in the previous games.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', there's a sequence that requires them to dress up like a Rocket Grunt to get into the Radio Tower.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Actually averted in a rather interesting way. The protagonist's talent as a trainer and love for Pokémon in general is recognized by the elder of the Dragon Clan, and they get accepted as a member of the clan and given a Dratini in the process. Blue will also refer to them as the Johto Champion just before his fight in ''Crystal''.
* HeroicMime: Copycat still somehow manages to mimic their speech, suggesting that they do speak but are not heard by the player.
* KidHero: They're not even teenagers yet when they start their journey, though their exact age is never given.
* LittleMissBadass: Both female protagonists, as usual; they take out Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red at the ripe old age of [[VagueAge 11/12]].
* MacguffinDeliveryService: At the beginning of the Johto games with a Togepi egg, which kickstarts their fateful encounters with
Oak (Green Ookido)]]
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* NiceHat: Ethan wears a black and yellow baseball cap, while Lyra wears a large white hat, and Kris has a yellow skull cap.
* RivalsTeamUp: The player and the rival are forced into an impromptu double battle against Clair and Lance while training in Dragon's Den.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Just like in the Generation I remakes, played straight in ''Crystal'', averted in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' where the one you don't pick shows up as a recurring [=NPC=].
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: If the Celebi event was any indication, they were most likely ''the'' direct factor that caused Giovanni to realize that his dreams at re-establishing Team Rocket were a hopeless endeavor, and immediately abandon his station in Tohjo Falls after the battle ends, leaving the rest of Team Rocket in past-day Goldenrod City during the takeover of the radio tower completely dumbfounded at his supposed inactivity... all of this happening while their present-day counterpart is still curbstomping the rest of Team Rocket at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, no less.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', whoever you didn't choose says the gender equivalent of this to their grandma when you're with them in the daycare.
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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese), Erik Scott Kimerer (English)

->''"I'm moving on up
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Three years after Red defeated Team Rocket
and ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! I'm going to won the Pokémon League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful trainer! ...well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! [[CatchPhrase Smell ya]]!"''

TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red and Blue''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into
League, a huge {{Jerkass}}. Though abrasive and cocky, he [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the new Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up trainer from New Bark Town in the position of Viridian City's Gym Leader.

Johto region was given his first Pokémon. He was given the same task to catch them all, although now there are more species to find.

Just as Red is like Red, he was the most famous player, Blue is sole protagonist in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', although that changed when ''Pokémon Crystal'' came out. You could now choose him or the most famous rival, finding female protagonist of that game. When his games were given remakes, he was given another female counterpart named Lyra, along with a canon name (Ethan) and a new design. He also has a few characters based on him in various media, including ''two'' anime counterparts in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Gary Oak]] (one using the old design named Jimmy and [[Manga/PokemonAdventures Green (Blue internationally)]].another using the updated one as a cameo in a movie), and a ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' character named Gold.



* TheAce: The most accomplished rival in the series. What makes Blue unique is that he consistently outmatches you and becomes champion before you, giving the final battle a personal tone.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the remakes. In the original he had a sneering, downright punchable face. The remakes changed it into a cocky grin.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** He always shows up ahead of you, even up to beating the Elite Four before you and being the FinalBoss.
** His remake artwork plays with this and portrays him holding an Ultra Ball rather than a Pokéball like the protagonists.
** This gets reversed in ''Gold and Silver'', where in the remakes, he will often talk about Red and how Red defeated him.
* AnimeHair: His hair is spiked up in all of his appearances.
* TheArtifact: His name is Blue (as a reference to the Gen I games, ''Red and Blue'') but really should be Green (as it is in Japan, as a reference to the original ''Red and Green,'' which was never released internationally). There may have been an opportunity to fix this and have him be Green worldwide when the Gen I remakes came around, (''[=LeafGreen=]'' was released in all territories, instead of say a [=WaterBlue=]) but his name is still Blue in the Gen II remakes, and in Gen VII. Despite this in more recent appearances the designers have gone out of their way to give him green clothes and [[ColorCodedCharacters overall motif]] while still not changing his name back to Green. This artifact even led to {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s with his ''Origins'' and ''Pokemon Adventures'' counterparts, and has necessitated editing some ([[FailedASpotCheck but strangely not all]]) of his green auras and promo backgrounds to blue ones.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: By ''Gold and Silver'' and their remakes, he's become the Viridian City Gym Leader. He's also the strongest one between Kanto and Johto. In ''Sun and Moon'', it's made clear that Blue's second only to Red and acts as one of the two [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of the Battle Tree.
* BadassBoast: His final speech before battling him as Champion:
--> '''Blue:''' "While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon. Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type. And now… I am the Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. [[NotHyperbole I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!]]"
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Sun and Moon'', [[http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2016/usgamer/Pkemon-Sun-Starters-Shot-03.jpg an older Blue]] appears to be edging into this, contrasting with Red, who's developing into a more [[{{Hunk}} thickly-built guy]]. Though quite frankly, he had been showing signs of developing into one of these even back in ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver''.
* BootstrappedTheme: His Champion battle theme plays during the RealLife Pokémon Video Game Championship Finals.
* BreakTheHaughty: When you beat him and end his short reign as Champion. Professor Oak telling him that he stands no chance of becoming the Champion again in his current state adds salt to the wound.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Smell ya later!", easily his most iconic one despite actually only being used about twice in full in Generation I. Continues into [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY GenVI]]. While he himself doesn't show up, an NPC says he visited the region. While he's managed to learn how to say "Bonjour", he still makes his exit with "Smell ya later".
** "Whatever!", come ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** There's also "Bonjour", which is mentioned again in ''X and Y''.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** The first hint at this is him giving you the Fame Checker after you defeat him before Nugget Bridge because he felt guilty always being ahead of you. In the credits, he seems to be thinking about himself and his Pokémon after being told off by his grandfather and being beaten by you. In ''Gold and Silver'', he is fairly less of a {{Jerkass}}. He is also much more mature and seems to have learned how to take care of his Pokémon. This is evident when his Pigeot uses Return, a Normal attack that becomes stronger the more the Pokémon likes its user.
* ContinuityNod: In ''Red and Blue'', his sprite as the Champion had him wearing a leather jacket, which isn't seen again in ''Gold and Silver'' or the first generation remakes. It later returns in his design for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** His team when first battling him in front of the Battle Tree has the same Pokémon from when he competed in the Pokemon World Tournament which was the last time he was seen chronologically. His own selection in the Battle Tree includes all of his possible mons when originally fought as Champion, his Machamp added in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', his Aerodactyl from the aforementioned PWT, and Tyranitar which is a common Pokémon in his rematches.
* CoolShades: His ''Sun and Moon'' Sugimori artwork has him taking off a pair of sunglasses.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Averted, unlike with Red. He has none of the Kanto starters in any of his teams when fought as a Gym Leader or Pokémon World Tournament participant.
* DemotedToExtra: In the second generation, he has settled into the role of Viridian City's Gym Leader.
* DubNameChange: To follow with ''Red and Green'' becoming ''Red and Blue'' in international versions, he goes from Green to Blue. This can cause {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s when ColorCodedCharacters is invoked. See TheArtifact above.
* FinalBoss: Of the first generation.
* GratuitousFrench: "Bonjour!" is one of his catchphrases, at least to some extent, having first appeared before you battle him on the S.S. Anne. Even by the time ''X and Y'' rolls around he is mentioned to still use it.
* HellBentForLeather: In Generation I, except for ''Yellow'', he wears a black leather jacket upon becoming the Champion. He wears it full-time in Generations IV and V.
* HijackedByGanon: The novelty has been lost over the years, but the revelation that Blue is the Champion in ''Red and Blue'' was this. Up until that point, the player was led to believe that all they had to do was defeat the Elite Four to be considered the Champion, and the last time you encountered Blue, it was defeating him before traversing through Victory Road.
* InformedAttribute: The apparent mistreatment of his Pokémon is never actually shown, only told.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being named Blue, he was initially shown to favor Charmander as a starter.
** In Japan, despite being named Green, he is never associated with the Bulbasaur line as a starter.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His downfall is that he thinks so much about himself that he forgets to treat his Pokémon with love and respect. For the entire game, he views Pokémon as nothing more than cool powerful creatures that can do whatever he wants for him and help him become Champion.
** One may even consider the case of the encounter with him in Silph Co. His placement is DEEP within the building, in the room with the warp panel that leads to the president's office and Giovanni himself. However, it's very clear that his sole reason for being there was to challenge Red, as he promptly leaves to go challenge the Elite Four when you beat him, ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem clearly uninterested in the fact that an infamous criminal organization has invaded and taken over a civilian corporation and taken people hostage]]''. His only mention of it is that he muses how much trouble the Rockets gave Red before reaching him. While his Pokémon Origins self is considerably more dickish than in the game, in this situation he’s a bit better about it, it’s clear that his refusal to engage the Rockets is more out of considering that they’re in over their heads dealing with a notorious criminal organization. It helps that their encounter happens outside the building, the operation itself is clandestine instead of a city-wide invasion, with the two only learning about it from an employee that managed to escape, and Blue at least goes to inform the police with the employee while Red infiltrates the building.
* {{Jerkass}}: He likes to get under the player's skin anytime they cross paths.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thankfully matures into this by ''Gold and Silver''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Good luck trying to beat the game without accidentally finding out from somewhere that Blue is the Champion.
* NonElemental: As a Gym Leader and Champion, Blue has no type specialty and is the only Leader in the entire series who doesn't. Technically, his Pokémon cover [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[BlowYouAway Flying]], [[GreenThumb Grass]], [[PsychicPowers Psychic]], [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Fighting]], [[NonElemental Normal]], and [[DishingOutDirt Ground/Rock]].
* OneHourWorkWeek: Daisy mentions in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that her brother goes out of town so often that it causes problems for the trainers. Technically, Blue's traveling the world to find and study new Pokémon for his grandfather, but that's little consolation to trainers who want a Viridian City Gym badge.
* ParentalAbandonment: Oak apparently raises him and his sister on his own.
* PetTheDog: In the Gen I remakes, he gives you the Fame Checker following the Cerulean City encounter just because he feels sorry for you.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Red's Blue.
* TheRival: The first and the most straightly played. The player and Blue compete to see who can become the better trainer. Blue is always a step ahead of the player no matter, and always arrogantly looking down on them, setting up a rival you ''want'' to beat.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zigzagged. Although Blue acts more like an aggressive, arrogant [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] compared to [[NiceGuy Red]], Blue is actually [[RedOniBlueOni more emotional and loses his temper easily while Red is usually calm and almost]] [[TheStoic never shows any emotions]]. This is even emphasized in their new designs in ''Sun and Moon'', where Red has a more [[RatedMForManly well-built, toned appearance]], while Blue looks more like a [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]].
* SignatureMove: Trick Room as the Gym Leader in Generation IV. While only his Exeggutor knows it, it helps Exeggutor itself and its equally slow teammates (Machamp and Rhydon as well as Tyranitar in the rematches) to go first instead.
* TheSmartGuy: He's as much a Pokémon researcher as a Gym Leader in later games. It's mentioned several times that Blue travels all over the world finding and studying new Pokémon for his grandfather, and he tends to go off on tangents about Pokémon evolution and technical skills when you speak with him.
* SoreLoser: Even after he loses, he talks as if it's the player who needs to get stronger, not him (he finally begrudgingly accepts his loss after the final battle). [[CharacterDevelopment Not so much later]] [[TookALevelInKindness in the timeline, though.]]
* StealthPun: LostInTranslation; the Kanto Gym Badges are named after colors in the Japanese version, with the Viridian Gym's Earth Badge being called the Green Badge. Blue, named Green in the Japanese version, takes over the Viridian Gym after Giovanni's departure, so Green gives you the Green Badge.
* SuperMode: Blue can potentially have a Mega Pidgeot, Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados, Mega Aerodactyl, or Mega Tyranitar when faced in the Battle Tree.
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: His Gym Leader team is based off of his ''Red and Blue'' team... omitting the starter[[note]]Blue will have on his team a Gyarados, an Arcanine, and an Exeggutor, dropping one for his Blastoise, Charizard, or Venusaur respectively; here he has all three of the first[[/note]]. This is to avoid giving a 'canon' choice of his (and therefore Red's) starter. Notably, he does NOT have an Eeveelution, or any other Pokémon exclusively from his team in ''Yellow''.
* ThisCannotBe: In the Italian version, after you beat him in the first battle of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', in his grandfather's laboratory.
-->'''Blue''': Cosa? Non può essere! Era il Pokémon sbagliato![[labelnote:Literal English translation]]What? ThisCannotBe That was the wrong Pokémon![[/labelnote]]
* TimeSkip: He's visibly in his late teens/early 20's in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* TookALevelInBadass: After his stint as Champion, he took over Giovanni's Gym and is the toughest Gym Leader of the 8 Kanto leaders (and the toughest of the 16 in the Indigo League, and possibly toughest of all the Gym leaders in the entire series). He may be second to Red, but that still makes him the second toughest trainer in the game.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He and Red used to be good friends, until he started being a bully for whatever reason right before ''Red and Blue'' start. Thankfully, this has [[TookALevelInKindness largely faded]] by ''Sun and Moon'', where he's back to being best friends with Red and even kinda friendly with young trainers.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes nicer by ''Gold and Silver''. This continues in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where despite being openly irritated about losing, he still compliments the player for being "the real deal" when defeated and congratulates them if they win the tournament, and by the time of ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' he doesn't mind losing at all.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike Giovanni, Blue has a mixture of types for his Viridian Gym battle.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[AllThereInTheManual The guidebook for ''Red and Blue'']] explains that he was Red's best friend until shortly before the start of the game, when he become a bully. Despite this, there's still [[VitriolicBestBuds times where he talks to you like an old friend]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Red have apparently (re)developed into this by the time they appear in ''Sun and Moon''; for his part, Blue has clearly mellowed with age.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. While one Pokémon will always inevitably be more powerful than the others, which Pokémon it is changes in every game. Given a nod in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where he is one of the few trainers in the World Tournament who will lead with whatever Pokémon he feels like leading with, unlike almost everyone else, who always lead with their signature Pokémon.
** He will have whichever starter has the advantage over Red's. In early promo art for [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Green.]] he was [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/ec/Charizard_red_stuff.jpg always]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c8/Kensugiart2.png seen]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b6/Sugimori1996.png with the Charmander line,]] in contrast to [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/55/Rival_artwork.png Red's original Bulbasaur.]] However as Red has become more associated with Charizard, Blue has become more likely to have Blastoise (as seen in the main anime, ''Origins'', and ''Generations''.)
** He will usually has a trio of Pokémon that are Grass, Fire, and Water types. In games where he and Red both show up as challengers, Red would have all the Kanto starters, so Blue would have Gyarados, Arcanine, and Exeggutor. In games where Blue is the rival, his starter would replace a Pokémon in that trio as his strongest Pokémon. Of those three aforementioned Pokémon, Exeggutor has the best attendance record in the games, and Arcanine in adaptations. Similarly, he gets Eevee in Yellow to contrast Red's Pikachu.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Blue uses a Rattata against the player during their battle in Cerulean City, which evolves into a Raticate in his next battle. After that, it disappears from his team without mention.

to:

* TheAce: The most accomplished rival in the series. What makes Blue unique is that he consistently outmatches you and becomes champion before you, giving the final battle a personal tone.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
AwesomeBackpack: In the remakes. In the original he had a sneering, downright punchable face. The remakes changed it into a cocky grin.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** He always shows up ahead of you, even up to beating the Elite Four before you and being the FinalBoss.
** His remake artwork plays with this and portrays him holding an Ultra Ball rather than a Pokéball like the protagonists.
** This gets reversed in ''Gold and Silver'', where in the remakes, he will often talk about Red and how Red defeated him.
* AnimeHair: His hair is spiked up in all of his appearances.
* TheArtifact: His name is Blue (as a reference to the Gen I games, ''Red and Blue'') but really should be Green (as it is in Japan, as a reference to the original ''Red and Green,'' which was never released internationally). There may have been an opportunity to fix this and have him be Green worldwide when the Gen I remakes came around, (''[=LeafGreen=]'' was released in all territories, instead of say a [=WaterBlue=]) but his name is still Blue in the Gen II remakes, and in Gen VII. Despite this in more recent appearances the designers have gone out of their way to give him green clothes and [[ColorCodedCharacters overall motif]] while still not changing his name back to Green. This artifact even led to {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s with his ''Origins'' and ''Pokemon Adventures'' counterparts, and has necessitated editing some ([[FailedASpotCheck but strangely not all]]) of his green auras and promo backgrounds to blue ones.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: By ''Gold and Silver'' and their remakes, he's become the Viridian City Gym Leader. He's also the strongest one between Kanto and Johto. In ''Sun and Moon'', it's made clear that Blue's second only to Red and acts as one of the two [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of the Battle Tree.
* BadassBoast: His final speech before battling him as Champion:
--> '''Blue:''' "While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon. Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type. And now… I am the Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. [[NotHyperbole I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!]]"
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Sun and Moon'', [[http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2016/usgamer/Pkemon-Sun-Starters-Shot-03.jpg an older Blue]] appears to be edging into this, contrasting with Red, who's developing into a more [[{{Hunk}} thickly-built guy]]. Though quite frankly, he had been showing signs of developing into one of these even back in ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver''.
* BootstrappedTheme: His Champion battle theme plays during the RealLife Pokémon Video Game Championship Finals.
* BreakTheHaughty: When you beat him and end his short reign as Champion. Professor Oak telling him that he stands no chance of becoming the Champion again in his current state adds salt to the wound.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Smell ya later!", easily his most iconic one despite actually only being used about twice in full in Generation I. Continues into [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY GenVI]]. While he himself doesn't show up, an NPC says he visited the region. While he's managed to learn how to say "Bonjour", he still makes his exit with "Smell ya later".
** "Whatever!", come ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** There's also "Bonjour", which is mentioned again in ''X and Y''.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** The first hint at this is him giving you the Fame Checker after you defeat him before Nugget Bridge because he felt guilty always being ahead of you. In the credits, he seems to be thinking about himself and his Pokémon after being told off by his grandfather and being beaten by you. In ''Gold and Silver'', he is fairly less of a {{Jerkass}}. He is also much more mature and seems to have learned how to take care of his Pokémon. This is evident when his Pigeot uses Return, a Normal attack that becomes stronger the more the Pokémon likes its user.
* ContinuityNod: In ''Red and Blue'', his sprite as the Champion had him wearing a leather jacket, which isn't seen again in ''Gold and Silver'' or the first generation remakes. It later returns in his design for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** His team when first battling him in front of the Battle Tree has the same Pokémon from when he competed in the Pokemon World Tournament which was the last time he was seen chronologically. His own selection in the Battle Tree includes all of his possible mons when originally fought as Champion, his Machamp added in
''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', his Aerodactyl from thanks to the aforementioned PWT, mechanics introduced in ''Diamond and Tyranitar which is a common Pokémon in his rematches.
* CoolShades: His ''Sun and Moon'' Sugimori artwork
Pearl'', it has him taking off a pair no limit on the number of sunglasses.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Averted,
items it can carry, unlike with Red. He has none of in the Kanto starters in any of original games.
* CanonName: [[AllThereInTheManual The manual for Gold Version]] refers to the player as "a boy named Gold", and the manual for Silver refers to the player as "a boy named Silver," implying that
his teams when fought as name should just be the default Version name-Gold, like Red above. He was named Jimmy (Kenta in Japan) in the anime. In Generation IV, he was ''finally'' given a Gym Leader or Pokémon World Tournament participant.
in-game name: Ethan.
* DemotedToExtra: {{Expy}}: His original design looked very similar to Red's.
* OneSteveLimit:
In the second generation, he has settled into the role of Viridian City's Gym Leader.
* DubNameChange: To follow with ''Red and Green'' becoming ''Red and Blue'' in international versions, he goes from Green to Blue. This can cause {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s when ColorCodedCharacters is invoked. See TheArtifact above.
* FinalBoss: Of the first generation.
* GratuitousFrench: "Bonjour!" is one of his catchphrases, at least to some extent, having first appeared before you battle him
original ''Gold & Silver'', a Pokémaniac on the S.S. Anne. Even by Aqua had the time ''X name Ethan. In the remakes, said trainer is renamed Morgan to adhere to this trope.
* WeaponOfChoice: In official art for the games he's usually depicted with either the Chikorita or Totodile lines. However, in most adaptations he's given Cyndaquil,
and Y'' rolls around as such he is mentioned tends to still use it.
* HellBentForLeather: In Generation I, except for ''Yellow'', he wears a black leather jacket upon becoming the Champion. He wears it full-time in Generations IV and V.
* HijackedByGanon: The novelty has been lost over the years, but the revelation that Blue is the Champion in ''Red and Blue'' was this. Up until that point, the player was led to believe that all they had to do was defeat the Elite Four to be considered the Champion, and the last time you encountered Blue, it was defeating him before traversing through Victory Road.
* InformedAttribute: The apparent mistreatment of his Pokémon is never actually shown, only told.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being named Blue, he was initially shown to favor Charmander as a starter.
** In Japan, despite being named Green, he is never
get heavily associated with the Bulbasaur line as a starter.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His downfall is that he thinks so much about himself that he forgets to treat his Pokémon with love
it. They also have similar color schemes. In ''[=HeartGold=] and respect. For the entire game, he views Pokémon as nothing more than cool powerful creatures that can do whatever he wants for him and help him become Champion.
** One may even consider the case of the encounter with him in Silph Co. His placement is DEEP within the building, in the room with the warp panel that leads to the president's office and Giovanni himself. However,
[=SoulSilver=]'', it's very clear that his sole reason for being there was to challenge Red, as Marill if he promptly leaves to go challenge fills the Elite Four when you beat him, ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem clearly uninterested in the fact that an infamous criminal organization has invaded and taken over a civilian corporation and taken people hostage]]''. His only mention of it is that he muses how much trouble the Rockets gave Red before reaching him. While his Pokémon Origins self is considerably more dickish than in the game, in this situation he’s a bit better about it, it’s clear that his refusal to engage the Rockets is more out of considering that they’re in over their heads dealing with a notorious criminal organization. It helps that their encounter happens outside the building, the operation itself is clandestine instead of a city-wide invasion, with the two only learning about it from an employee that managed to escape, and Blue at least goes to inform the police with the employee while Red infiltrates the building.
* {{Jerkass}}: He likes to get under the player's skin anytime they cross paths.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thankfully matures into this by ''Gold and Silver''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Good luck trying to beat the game without accidentally finding out from somewhere that Blue is the Champion.
* NonElemental: As a Gym Leader and Champion, Blue has no type specialty and is the only Leader in the entire series who doesn't. Technically, his Pokémon cover [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[BlowYouAway Flying]], [[GreenThumb Grass]], [[PsychicPowers Psychic]], [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Fighting]], [[NonElemental Normal]], and [[DishingOutDirt Ground/Rock]].
* OneHourWorkWeek: Daisy mentions in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that her brother goes out of town so often that it causes problems for the trainers. Technically, Blue's traveling the world to find and study new Pokémon for his grandfather, but that's little consolation to trainers who want a Viridian City Gym badge.
* ParentalAbandonment: Oak apparently raises him and his sister on his own.
* PetTheDog: In the Gen I remakes, he gives you the Fame Checker following the Cerulean City encounter just because he feels sorry for you.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Red's Blue.
* TheRival: The first and the most straightly played. The player and Blue compete to see who can become the better trainer. Blue is always a step ahead of the player no matter, and always arrogantly looking down on them, setting up a rival you ''want'' to beat.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zigzagged. Although Blue acts more like an aggressive, arrogant [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] compared to [[NiceGuy Red]], Blue is actually [[RedOniBlueOni more emotional and loses his temper easily while Red is usually calm and almost]] [[TheStoic never shows any emotions]]. This is even emphasized in their new designs in ''Sun and Moon'', where Red has a more [[RatedMForManly well-built, toned appearance]], while Blue looks more like a [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]].
* SignatureMove: Trick Room as the Gym Leader in Generation IV. While only his Exeggutor knows it, it helps Exeggutor itself and its equally slow teammates (Machamp and Rhydon as well as Tyranitar in the rematches) to go first instead.
* TheSmartGuy: He's as much a Pokémon researcher as a Gym Leader in later games. It's mentioned several times that Blue travels all over the world finding and studying new Pokémon for his grandfather, and he tends to go off on tangents about Pokémon evolution and technical skills when you speak with him.
* SoreLoser: Even after he loses, he talks as if it's the player who needs to get stronger, not him (he finally begrudgingly accepts his loss after the final battle). [[CharacterDevelopment Not so much later]] [[TookALevelInKindness in the timeline, though.]]
* StealthPun: LostInTranslation; the Kanto Gym Badges are named after colors in the Japanese version, with the Viridian Gym's Earth Badge being called the Green Badge. Blue, named Green in the Japanese version, takes over the Viridian Gym after Giovanni's departure, so Green gives you the Green Badge.
* SuperMode: Blue can potentially have a Mega Pidgeot, Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados, Mega Aerodactyl, or Mega Tyranitar when faced in the Battle Tree.
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: His Gym Leader team is based off of his ''Red and Blue'' team... omitting the starter[[note]]Blue will have on his team a Gyarados, an Arcanine, and an Exeggutor, dropping one for his Blastoise, Charizard, or Venusaur respectively; here he has all three of the first[[/note]]. This is to avoid giving a 'canon' choice of his (and therefore Red's) starter. Notably, he does NOT have an Eeveelution, or any other Pokémon exclusively from his team in ''Yellow''.
* ThisCannotBe: In the Italian version, after you beat him in the first battle of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', in his grandfather's laboratory.
-->'''Blue''': Cosa? Non può essere! Era il Pokémon sbagliato![[labelnote:Literal English translation]]What? ThisCannotBe That was the wrong Pokémon![[/labelnote]]
* TimeSkip: He's visibly in his late teens/early 20's in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* TookALevelInBadass: After his stint as Champion, he took over Giovanni's Gym and is the toughest Gym Leader of the 8 Kanto leaders (and the toughest of the 16 in the Indigo League, and possibly toughest of all the Gym leaders in the entire series). He may be second to Red, but that still makes him the second toughest trainer in the game.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He and Red used to be good friends, until he started being a bully for whatever reason right before ''Red and Blue'' start. Thankfully, this has [[TookALevelInKindness largely faded]] by ''Sun and Moon'', where he's back to being best friends with Red and even kinda friendly with young trainers.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes nicer by ''Gold and Silver''. This continues in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where despite being openly irritated about losing, he still compliments the player for being "the real deal" when defeated and congratulates them if they win the tournament, and by the time of ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' he doesn't mind losing at all.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike Giovanni, Blue has a mixture of types for his Viridian Gym battle.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[AllThereInTheManual The guidebook for ''Red and Blue'']] explains that he was Red's best friend until shortly before the start of the game, when he become a bully. Despite this, there's still [[VitriolicBestBuds times where he talks to you like an old friend]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Red have apparently (re)developed into this by the time they appear in ''Sun and Moon''; for his part, Blue has clearly mellowed with age.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. While one Pokémon will always inevitably be more powerful than the others, which Pokémon it is changes in every game. Given a nod in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where he is one of the few trainers in the World Tournament who will lead with whatever Pokémon he feels like leading with, unlike almost everyone else, who always lead with their signature Pokémon.
** He will have whichever starter has the advantage over Red's. In early promo art for [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Green.]] he was [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/ec/Charizard_red_stuff.jpg always]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c8/Kensugiart2.png seen]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b6/Sugimori1996.png with the Charmander line,]] in contrast to [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/55/Rival_artwork.png Red's original Bulbasaur.]] However as Red has become more associated with Charizard, Blue has become more likely to have Blastoise (as seen in the main anime, ''Origins'', and ''Generations''.)
** He will usually has a trio of Pokémon that are Grass, Fire, and Water types. In games where he and Red both show up as challengers, Red would have all the Kanto starters, so Blue would have Gyarados, Arcanine, and Exeggutor. In games where Blue is the rival, his starter would replace a Pokémon in that trio as his strongest Pokémon. Of those three aforementioned Pokémon, Exeggutor has the best attendance record in the games, and Arcanine in adaptations. Similarly, he gets Eevee in Yellow to contrast Red's Pikachu.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Blue uses a Rattata against the player during their battle in Cerulean City, which evolves into a Raticate in his next battle. After that, it disappears from his team without mention.
NPC role.



!!Generation II

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BadassAdorable: Adorable children who manage to take down a resurgent Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: They can optionally battle and defeat Red, the highest leveled trainer in his respective game and a legend for his deeds in the previous games.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', there's a sequence that requires them to dress up like a Rocket Grunt to get into the Radio Tower.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Actually averted in a rather interesting way. The protagonist's talent as a trainer and love for Pokémon in general is recognized by the elder of the Dragon Clan, and they get accepted as a member of the clan and given a Dratini in the process. Blue will also refer to them as the Johto Champion just before his fight in ''Crystal''.
* HeroicMime: Copycat still somehow manages to mimic their speech, suggesting that they do speak but are not heard by the player.
* KidHero: They're not even teenagers yet when they start their journey, though their exact age is never given.
* LittleMissBadass: Both female protagonists, as usual; they take out Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red at the ripe old age of [[VagueAge 11/12]].
* MacguffinDeliveryService: At the beginning of the Johto games with a Togepi egg, which kickstarts their fateful encounters with Oak and Silver as well as starting off their journey.
* NiceHat: Ethan wears a black and yellow baseball cap, while Lyra wears a large white hat, and Kris has a yellow skull cap.
* RivalsTeamUp: The player and the rival are forced into an impromptu double battle against Clair and Lance while training in Dragon's Den.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Just like in the Generation I remakes, played straight in ''Crystal'', averted in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' where the one you don't pick shows up as a recurring [=NPC=].
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: If the Celebi event was any indication, they were most likely ''the'' direct factor that caused Giovanni to realize that his dreams at re-establishing Team Rocket were a hopeless endeavor, and immediately abandon his station in Tohjo Falls after the battle ends, leaving the rest of Team Rocket in past-day Goldenrod City during the takeover of the radio tower completely dumbfounded at his supposed inactivity... all of this happening while their present-day counterpart is still curbstomping the rest of Team Rocket at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, no less.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', whoever you didn't choose says the gender equivalent of this to their grandma when you're with them in the daycare.

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!!Generation II

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BadassAdorable: Adorable children
[[folder:Kris]]

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Introduced in ''Pokémon Crystal'', Kris was the very first protagonist you could choose
who manage to take down a resurgent Team Rocket, beat was female. Before this, the Pokémon League, only option was a boy. However, unlike some later games, this was purely aesthetic and even defeat Red.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: They can optionally battle
had no bearing on the plot, and defeat Red, her story is identical to Ethan's.

She has a few characters based on her in various media. Her anime iteration was named Marina and her goal at
the highest leveled trainer in his respective game and time was to be a legend for his deeds "Pokémon Idol" (and later on in the previous games.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: In
series, a Top Coordinator). Kris does not appear in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', there's a sequence that requires them to dress up like a Rocket Grunt to get into as she was replaced with Lyra. In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' her counterpart is Crystal, who was given Lyra's costume in the Radio Tower.
remake arc.
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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Actually averted in a rather interesting way. AllThereInTheManual: The protagonist's talent as a trainer and love for Pokémon in general is recognized by the elder back of the Dragon Clan, and they get accepted box for ''Crystal'' gives her CanonName as a member of the clan and given a Dratini in the process. Blue will also refer to them as the Johto Champion just before his fight in ''Crystal''.
* HeroicMime: Copycat still somehow manages to mimic their speech, suggesting that they do speak but are not heard by the player.
* KidHero: They're not even teenagers yet when they start their journey, though their exact age is never given.
* LittleMissBadass: Both female protagonists, as usual; they take out Team Rocket, beat the Pokémon League, and even defeat Red at the ripe old age of [[VagueAge 11/12]].
* MacguffinDeliveryService: At the beginning of the Johto games with a Togepi egg, which kickstarts their fateful encounters with Oak and Silver as well as starting off their journey.
* NiceHat: Ethan wears a black and yellow baseball cap, while Lyra wears a large white hat, and Kris has a yellow skull cap.
Kris.
* RivalsTeamUp: The player and the rival are forced into an impromptu double battle against Clair and Lance while training in Dragon's Den.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Just like in the Generation I remakes, played straight in ''Crystal'', averted in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' where the one you don't pick shows up as a recurring [=NPC=].
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: If the Celebi event was any indication, they were most likely ''the'' direct factor that caused Giovanni to realize that his dreams at re-establishing Team Rocket were a hopeless endeavor, and immediately abandon his station in Tohjo Falls after the battle ends, leaving the rest of Team Rocket in past-day Goldenrod City during the takeover of the radio tower completely dumbfounded at his supposed inactivity... all of this happening while their present-day counterpart is still curbstomping the rest of Team Rocket at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, no less.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In
ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Was not revamped for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', whoever you didn't choose says the gender equivalent of this to their grandma when you're with them instead being replaced by Lyra.
* DistaffCounterpart: A possible reason why she wasn't
in the daycare.[[=HG/SS=]] series is that she's essentially just a female version of Ethan.
* MeaningfulName: Kris in ''Crystal''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her counterparts in adaptations are often seen with either the Totodile or Chikorita lines.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: To match the color of ''Crystal'', and to stick out in the overworld.



[[folder:Ethan (Hibiki)]]

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Three years after Red defeated Team Rocket and won the Pokémon League, a new Pokémon trainer from New Bark Town in the Johto region was given his first Pokémon. He was given the same task to catch them all, although now there are more species to find.

Just like Red, he was the sole protagonist in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', although that changed when ''Pokémon Crystal'' came out. You could now choose him or the female protagonist of that game. When his games were given remakes, he was given another female counterpart named Lyra, along with a canon name (Ethan) and a new design. He also has a few characters based on him in various media, including ''two'' anime counterparts (one using the old design named Jimmy and another using the updated one as a cameo in a movie), and a ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' character named Gold.

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[[folder:Ethan (Hibiki)]]

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[[folder:Lyra (Kotone)]]

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Three years after Red defeated Team Rocket and won Rather than re-using Kris for the Pokémon League, a new Pokémon trainer from New Bark Town in the Johto region was given his first Pokémon. He was given the same task to catch them all, although now there are more species to find.

Just like Red, he was the sole protagonist in
remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', although that changed when ''Pokémon Crystal'' came out. You could now choose him or the game designers created a new female protagonist for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. Lyra is a young girl who resides in New Bark Town and is just starting out as a trainer... If you're choosing her as the player character. Like most of that game. When his the later games were given remakes, he was given another female counterpart named Lyra, along with in the series, the protagonist that the player didn't choose will still show up as an NPC. In this case, she'll be a canon name (Ethan) and a new design. He also has a few characters based friend who shows you the ropes on him catching Pokémon. She appeared in various media, including ''two'' the anime counterparts (one using the old design named Jimmy and another using the updated one as a cameo in a movie), trainer who traveled with Ash and friends for a ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' character named Gold.time to promote her (then newly released) games.



* AwesomeBackpack: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', thanks to the mechanics introduced in ''Diamond and Pearl'', it has no limit on the number of items it can carry, unlike in the original games.
* CanonName: [[AllThereInTheManual The manual for Gold Version]] refers to the player as "a boy named Gold", and the manual for Silver refers to the player as "a boy named Silver," implying that his name should just be the default Version name-Gold, like Red above. He was named Jimmy (Kenta in Japan) in the anime. In Generation IV, he was ''finally'' given a in-game name: Ethan.
* {{Expy}}: His original design looked very similar to Red's.
* OneSteveLimit: In the original ''Gold & Silver'', a Pokémaniac on the S.S. Aqua had the name Ethan. In the remakes, said trainer is renamed Morgan to adhere to this trope.
* WeaponOfChoice: In official art for the games he's usually depicted with either the Chikorita or Totodile lines. However, in most adaptations he's given Cyndaquil, and as such he tends to get heavily associated with it. They also have similar color schemes. In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's Marill if he fills the NPC role.

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* AwesomeBackpack: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', thanks to the mechanics introduced in ''Diamond and Pearl'', it has Same as Ethan, having no limit on the number of items it can carry, unlike although for her it's more of a purse.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has brown hair and eyes.
* TheDitz: NPC Lyra, during the portion of the tutorial where you learn how to catch Pokémon, will have to do so twice because she forgot to show you properly the first time.
* IconicItem: Her NiceHat and overalls.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Kris as the new female counterpart to Ethan. She has an appearance that's close enough to be considered a redesign although with brown instead of blue hair but WordOfGod says she was designed from scratch. Picking up on this
in the original games.
* CanonName: [[AllThereInTheManual The manual for Gold Version]] refers to the player as "a boy named Gold", and the manual for Silver refers to the player as "a boy named Silver," implying that his name should just be the default Version name-Gold, like Red above. He
manga adaptation Kris was named Jimmy (Kenta in Japan) in the anime. In Generation IV, he was ''finally'' simply given Lyra's outfit instead of creating a in-game name: Ethan.
* {{Expy}}: His original design looked very similar to Red's.
* OneSteveLimit: In the original ''Gold & Silver'', a Pokémaniac on the S.S. Aqua had the name Ethan. In the remakes, said trainer is renamed Morgan to adhere to this trope.
new character for her.
* WeaponOfChoice: In official art for Marill if she fills the games he's usually depicted with either NPC role. Adaptations often give her the Chikorita or Totodile lines. However, in most adaptations he's given Cyndaquil, and as such he tends to get heavily associated with it. They also have similar color schemes. In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's Marill if he fills the NPC role.line.
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[[folder:Kris]]

[[quoteright:181:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KrisWalking_9303.PNG]]

Introduced in ''Pokémon Crystal'', Kris was the very first protagonist you could choose who was female. Before this, the only option was a boy. However, unlike some later games, this was purely aesthetic and had no bearing on the plot, and her story is identical to Ethan's.

She has a few characters based on her in various media. Her anime iteration was named Marina and her goal at the time was to be a "Pokémon Idol" (and later on in the series, a Top Coordinator). Kris does not appear in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as she was replaced with Lyra. In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' her counterpart is Crystal, who was given Lyra's costume in the remake arc.
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* AllThereInTheManual: The back of the box for ''Crystal'' gives her CanonName as Kris.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Was not revamped for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', instead being replaced by Lyra.
* DistaffCounterpart: A possible reason why she wasn't in the [[=HG/SS=]] series is that she's essentially just a female version of Ethan.
* MeaningfulName: Kris in ''Crystal''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her counterparts in adaptations are often seen with either the Totodile or Chikorita lines.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: To match the color of ''Crystal'', and to stick out in the overworld.

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[[folder:Kris]]

[[quoteright:181:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KrisWalking_9303.PNG]]

Introduced in ''Pokémon Crystal'', Kris was
!!Generation III

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* AffectionateNickname: As
the very first protagonist you could choose who was female. Before this, player character, Archie will call them "little scamp" or just "scamp".
* BadassAdorable: They have no problem standing face-to-face with a beast that can '''shift continents''', '''raise the sea''', or '''Hyper Beam them to death''', depending on the version. Or all three of them in ''Emerald''.
* DisappearedDad: So far as the player,
the only option was a boy. However, unlike some later games, this was purely aesthetic ''aversion'' in the main series--the protagonist's father is Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader.
* DragonRider: In ''Omega Ruby
and had no bearing Alpha Sapphire'' they can ride the legendary dragon Pokémon Latios or Latias depending on the plot, game version after obtaining the Eon Flute.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** Actually ''averted'', though not to the degree of ''X
and her story is identical to Ethan's.

She has a few characters based on her in various media. Her anime iteration was named Marina and her goal at the time was to be a "Pokémon Idol" (and later on
Y'', in the series, remakes ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Your accomplishments in this game, from stopping Groudon/Kyogre to becoming Champion, are all acknowledged in game. Your claim to fame as Champion is even mentioned on the [=BuzzNav=] postgame, and everyone refers to you as the new Champion, while calling Steven the former Champion; [[spoiler: it's a Top Coordinator). Kris does point of contention, in fact, for Zinnia, who sees you, and not appear in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', Steven, as she was replaced with Lyra. In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' worthy of being her counterpart is Crystal, who was given Lyra's costume in the remake arc.
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* AllThereInTheManual: The back of the box for ''Crystal'' gives her CanonName as Kris.
ally, due to your status]].
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Was not revamped for ''[=HeartGold=] ** [[spoiler: Additionally, in a similar vein to the Johto games, you are named the Successor to the will of the Draconids; essentially taking over Zinnia's role as Lorekeeper, and [=SoulSilver=]'', instead being replaced by Lyra.the protector of the entire Hoenn region.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: As with all of the games, no one seems to care that they're traveling around the island and fighting villains even though they're only [[VagueAge 12-ish]].
* GrayEyes: Both of them in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', representing their generally calm natures.

* DistaffCounterpart: A possible reason why she wasn't ImpliedLoveInterest: Brendan and May even more in the [[=HG/SS=]] series is remakes. Scenes have been added that she's essentially just make it seem like the player and the opposite gendered rivals are in love with each other, such as the date at the Mossdeep Space Center after the end of the Delta Episode. However, the only time that the term "boyfriend/girlfriend" is used is when an ad on the PokéNav+ jokes about the player character finding a female love interest using the Item Finder.
* NaiveNewcomer: As with any Pokémon game, the player character is entirely new to Pokémon training, despite being a natural at it. However, a first for the series, the player character is confirmed to ''not'' be native to the region the games take place in; they hail from Johto, specifically Olivine City.
* NiceHat: As per tradition. Yes, that weird white thing for Brendan is a knit cap. A bandanna for May.
* TheRival: The one you don't choose to play as, though to a lesser extent than the previous rivals as the role is shared with Wally.
* SuperMode: In the remakes they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution.
* TookALevelInBadass: As the player character, they ''save'' the world from utter annihilation of the awakened pissed-off Legendary (depending on
version of Ethan.
* MeaningfulName: Kris in ''Crystal''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her counterparts in adaptations are often seen with
course) by either defeating or capturing them.
* TotallyRadical: In ''Emerald'', their [=PokéNav=] nickname is "Rad Neighbor" if they're
the Totodile or Chikorita lines.
Rival.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: To UncattyResemblance: In the remakes, their Contest outfits match costumes that Cosplay Pikachu can wear -- Rock Star for Brendan and Pop Star for May.
* VagueAge: Averted in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', as
the color of ''Crystal'', [=BuzzNav=] states the rival character to be 12. Presumably the player character is the same age or around it.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May
and Brendan are drawn looking similar to stick out teenagers for their designs in the overworld.''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', despite being only 12. A Grunt even refers to them as teenagers on one occasion.



[[folder:Lyra (Kotone)]]

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Rather than re-using Kris for the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the game designers created a new female protagonist for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. Lyra is a young girl who resides in New Bark Town and is just starting out as a trainer... If you're choosing her as the player character. Like most of the later games in the series, the protagonist that the player didn't choose will still show up as an NPC. In this case, she'll be a friend who shows you the ropes on catching Pokémon. She appeared in the anime as a trainer who traveled with Ash and friends for a time to promote her (then newly released) games.

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[[folder:Lyra (Kotone)]]

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[[folder:Brendan (Yuuki)]]

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Rather than re-using Kris for the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the game designers created
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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto (JP) (promo)


Like ''Pokémon Crystal'', For ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you can choose between
a new male or female protagonist for ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. Lyra is a young girl who resides in New Bark protagonist. Whichever one you chose; they follow the same story:

As the protagonist, You've recently moved to Littleroot
Town in the Hoenn region from somewhere else (In Ruby and is just starting out as a trainer... If Sapphire, it was Johto, while in Emerald it was "somewhere far away"). Your father has become the gym leader of Petalburg City, and you're choosing her as just the player character. Like most right age to start your Pokémon journey. Your town has a Pokémon Professor who will gladly give you a starter, but he's more into fieldwork than sitting around in a lab so he isn't there. Turns out that he's got himself into trouble with a wild Pokémon and you must help him by getting one of the later games in starters from his bag. The rest of the series, the protagonist that the player didn't choose will still show story is up as an NPC. In this case, she'll be a friend who shows you the ropes on catching Pokémon. She to you.

Brendan himself hasn't
appeared in the anime as other adaptations, but he's made a few cameos in Pokémon movies where he's an accomplished trainer who traveled with Ash competing in tournaments. He also has a counterpart in Ruby from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', and friends for a time to promote her (then newly released) games.others in ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', and ''Pokemon Battle Frontier''.



* AwesomeBackpack: Same as Ethan, having no limit on items it can carry, although for her it's more of a purse.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She has brown hair and eyes.
* TheDitz: NPC Lyra, during the portion of the tutorial where you learn how to catch Pokémon, will have to do so twice because she forgot to show you properly the first time.
* IconicItem: Her NiceHat and overalls.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Kris as the new female counterpart to Ethan. She has an appearance that's close enough to be considered a redesign although with brown instead of blue hair but WordOfGod says she was designed from scratch. Picking up on this in the manga adaptation Kris was simply given Lyra's outfit instead of creating a new character for her.
* WeaponOfChoice: Marill if she fills the NPC role. Adaptations often give her the Chikorita line.
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* AwesomeBackpack: Same as Ethan, having no limit on items it can carry, although {{Adorkable}}: In the remakes, Brendan trades in his {{Tsundere}} tendencies for this instead. He's much friendlier toward the player, and stammers talking to her it's more of a purse.
at times.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: She AlliterativeName: If he's an NPC, his name is Brendan Birch.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' artwork
has brown hair him with noticeably darker skin than his ''Ruby/Sapphire'' or ''Emerald'' art.
* BadassBookworm: Brendan's [=PokéNav =] description claims that he battles "with knowledge".
* BreakTheHaughty: In the originals, this happens to him as your rival if you're May.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only shows up for a couple scenes in a few movies.
* ChickMagnet: In Omega Ruby despite being 12 he gets affection from
and eyes.
has ship tease with May, Lisia, Zinnia, Courtney and Shelly to name some.
* TheDitz: NPC Lyra, during the CoolHat: Brendan's traditional [[https://twitter.com/SUPER_32X/status/40800048816209920 knit cap]], though a not-insignificant portion of the tutorial fandom likes to portray him as having white hair.
* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted. For some obscure reason he always consistently wears a knit cap, and in ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' he's wearing a rather thick jacket in the subtropical region that is Hoenn.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: As a NPC it's mentioned he wants to be a better researcher than his dad.
* MeaningfulName:
** Yuuki means "bravery".
** Two of Brendan's default names are Landon and Sean; referring to the 2 legendary Pokémon.
** In ''Emerald'', one of Brendan's default names is "Rald."
** In '''''O'''mega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' pre-release media and the official demo, his name is '''O'''r'''land'''o.
* OneSteveLimit: Very nearly broken in ''Emerald'', as Brendan's name is similar to Pyramid King Brandon.
* ShipTease: In ''Emerald'', as a rival he states ''"I just saw a huge green Pokémon flying across the sky!....I wish you were there, <player's name>."'' Take of that what you will, but the way [[{{Tsundere}} NPC-Brendan acts toward you]]. This is a bit more obvious in the remakes,
where he outright stammers a few times when speaking to you, expresses concern and admiration, and is quite disappointed if you learn how decline his invitation to catch Pokémon, will have travel with him back to do so twice because she forgot Petalburg.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: As your rival, Brendan in Lilycove City claims [[IHaveThisFriend he's definitely not there
to show you properly buy dolls.]] Afterwards, a Swablu Plushie can be seen in his bedroom.
* ToBeAMaster: Brendan as either role. (NPC-Brendan states that he wants to be a professor).
* {{Tsundere}}: Brendan plays a Type B version of this as an NPC; normally a NiceGuy but often kind of a jerk toward you. This is absent in the remakes, however; beyond one potentially demeaning comment
the first time.
* IconicItem: Her NiceHat
time you meet (he was hoping you'd be a boy) he's nothing but kind and overalls.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Kris as the new female counterpart to Ethan. She has an appearance that's close enough to be considered a redesign although with brown instead of blue hair but WordOfGod says she was designed from scratch. Picking up on this in the manga adaptation Kris was simply given Lyra's outfit instead of creating a new character for her.
encouraging thereafter, outright declaring you friends.
* WeaponOfChoice: Marill if she fills Like Red, Brendan's Signature Mon changes depending on the NPC role. Adaptations often adaptation or official source he's seen in. Official art for the original games shows him with a Torchic and Combusken (referencing Ruby version.) His main anime and manga counterparts give her him the Chikorita Mudkip line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki** Since the remakes, he's been pretty solidly the Treecko line.



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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English)

->''"I hate the weak. Pokémon, trainers. It doesn't matter who or what. I'm going to be strong and wipe out the weak. That goes for Team Rocket too. They act big and tough in a group. But get them alone, and they're weak. I hate them all. You stay out of my way. A weakling like you is only a distraction."''

TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this approach and slowly turns over a new leaf.

His counterpart is Silver in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures,'' and he has a pseudo-counterpart in Paul from the anime, even though the character first showed up in the Diamond and Pearl arc.

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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English)

->''"I hate
by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP) (promo)

The other protagonist of
the weak. Pokémon, trainers. It doesn't matter ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, she is the option if you want to play as a girl.

If you don't choose her as the protagonist, she'll be a rival
who or what. I'm going to be strong and wipe out is the weak. That goes for Team Rocket too. They act big and tough in a group. But get them alone, and they're weak. I hate them all. You stay out child of my way. A weakling like you is only a distraction."''

TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is to steal his starting
Professor Birch, the Pokémon from Professor of the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he Hoenn region. Unlike previous rivals, this one is obsessed with growing stronger]] more friendly. The same role applies to Brendan if you choose her as quickly the protagonist.

May has had several different characters based on her. Her anime counterpart is the most prominent,
as possible and sees his she was a traveling companion for Ash. At first she didn't care for Pokémon as mere tools to his ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the folly of this approach and slowly turns over only wanted to travel, but she soon discovered Pokémon Contests and she learned to like them. She also has a new leaf.

His
counterpart is Silver in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures,'' and he has a pseudo-counterpart in Paul WildChild Sapphire from the anime, even though the character first showed up in the Diamond and Pearl arc.''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Same as with Blue, Silver was considerably prettied-up in the remakes. He was made taller and slimmer, and his new expression is slightly less threatening.
* ArtisticAge: His ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' art makes him look more like a teenager, but he is stated to be Ethan and Lyra's age.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A loner that prides himself on his power, and looks down on weaklings, he can back up his talk too. The Victory Road in ''Gold and Silver'' and its remakes is the only Victory Road in the series devoid of trainers. The reason? [[OneManArmy Silver defeated them all.]]
-->'''Silver''': Man, they were all spineless!
* BadBoss: Towards his Pokémon pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* BackToBackBadasses: With the player when Lance and Clair decided to challenge them to a tag battle in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
* {{Bishonen}}: His remake design, slightly.
* BloodKnight: He loves to battle, if just to prove his superiority over others.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he's by far the nastiest rival in the whole series, but by the end he's completely reformed. More is added in the remakes, featuring a new double battle against Clair and Lance after his turn. Also upon visiting the Elm Pokémon Lab afterwards, you discover that he tried to return his starting Pokémon, but Elm let him keep it since the Pokémon loved him so much. Not to mention his FreudianExcuse is fully revealed and explained.
* ChildrenAreCruel: He's either abusive or borderline-abusive.
* ContinuityCameo: His anime counterpart appeared in the Japanese ''The Legend of Thunder'' special's intro.
* CrashIntoHello: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as a reference to [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Barry's]] usual way of meeting you. Unfortunately, he isn't anywhere near as kind as Barry is.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Only in the opening of the remakes, where for some reason he has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] rather than silver. Art for ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' also has him with red eyes, so the shift to silver eyes may have been last-minute.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Basically his character arc; by the end of it, he has [[TookALevelInKindness taken multiple levels in kindness]] and openly shows respect to the player, a huge shift from the cruel, harsh loner he was at the beginning of it.
* DisappearedDad: His dad up and left him when he wasn't even nine. [[spoiler: Add to the fact that his father is ''Giovanni...'']]
* DemotedToExtra: His appearance in the anime is a mere cameo in the opening.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Your first clue that he's a darker rival than Blue is the revelation that he stole his Starter Pokémon. Even before then, he shoves you away rudely when you talk to him outside Prof. Elm's lab.
* EvilRedhead: He's evil at first, but then he settles for being a noble rival.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Pokemon Stadium 2''.
* FreudianExcuse:
** He's Giovanni's son. It was first implied in ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', but for whatever reason, the outright confirmation in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' was edited out (a line literally translating to "I don't understand you, Dad!" dropped the "Dad" in the English version.
** His issues with strength and weakness also stem from him feeling like Team Rocket and his father were weak and fearing his own weakness. Before you head off into Victory Road, the last trainer you battle mentions Silver and notices how he has the feeling he has to win at any cost, having a deep fear of failure and being weak.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: His dark red and purple design is definitely not meant to make him look cuddly.
* HateSink: Before his CharacterDevelopment, he's actually more the antagonist than Team Rocket! The player is pretty much meant to hate his guts early on.
* IdiotHair: In the remakes. It's no indication of his character, however.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: All his obsession with being strong really amounts to this. He didn't want to be weak like his father, so he strives to be a good battler.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until later in the game, when he loosens up. There are several trainers throughout the game pre-Kanto who mention the guy curb stomping them in a battle and taunting on how lame they were.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Becomes one later on.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is much darker than the majority of the other rivals, having stolen his starter rather than being given one, being Giovanni's son, and treating his Pokémon like tools rather than friends.
* LonersAreFreaks: He does everything on his own, and is an exceptionally crude and ruthless boy. The player is probably the only human friend he has, but just that fact helps him become a much kinder person.
* MeaningfulName: While his original design had him with red eyes, as his concept art showed, his remake design makes his name meaningful. His name is "Silver" and he has gray, or ''silver'', eyes.
* MissingMom: Unlike the player, who has a dad who is never mentioned, his mother is never mentioned ever.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: TropeNamer. In ''Gold and Silver'', he tells you this verbatim after your first fight.
* NoNameGiven: The closest he has been given to a canon name is Silver, which was his default in ''Gold'' and ''Crystal'' to contrast with Ethan's original name Gold. In the remakes, "Silver" is never used- "Soul" is in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and "Heart" in ''[=SoulSilver=]''.
* PetTheDog: Even before his CharacterDevelopment, the fact that he gets a Crobat (a Pokemon that can only be obtained through [[ThePowerOfFriendship maxing a Golbat's happiness]]) later in the game already hints that he's not all bad.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes in the originals, as well as in the opening of the remakes, despite official artwork giving him silver eyes.
* TheRival: Silver ignites a one-sided, bitter rivalry with the player, hoping to prove he is better than them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He states he only has time for strong Pokémon, the others are worthless to him.
* TheSociopath: Shades of this, even more of them in the remakes, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* SequelEscalation: It [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't until Generation III]] that the developers decided to make TheRival a more friendly endeavor, and they were coming off the JerkAss Blue. Thus was born one of the darkest characters in the series, whom held the title until N came along.
* SoreLoser: Despite being defeated by the player a number of times he calls you out for being ''pathetically weak''.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The infamous event where he strips the character of the Rocket disguise right before you could get the infiltration plan going is this. Unlike other examples of the trope, he soon realizes why you wore the outfit but [[{{Jerkass}} calls you pathetic for resorting to disguise before walking off]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Resolves to be a kinder Trainer to his Pokémon after having his brutish behavior spelled out as the reason for his failures as a Trainer. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration even exemplified in-game]] by having his Golbat evolve into a Crobat, which can only evolve with extreme happiness.
* {{Tsundere}}: Some of his post-CharacterDevelopment dialogue implies he's a type A. This is even a FanNickname for him in the Japanese fandom.
* WeaponOfChoice: Most adaptations give him the Totodile line.
** He is also associated with Sneasel, who has the honor of being the only member of this Silver's party (besides the starter) carried over to his ''Adventures'' counterpart. They even share a color scheme.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's implied that he feels this way about the PlayerCharacter.
* WouldHitAGirl: If you [[CaptainObvious play as a girl]]. He also shoves Clair away when she offers to team with him against Lance and the player.

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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Same as BoyishShortHair: Keeps her hair short on the back while grows out the ones on the sides.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl: NPC-May gives off this vibe.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' Contest clothes
with Blue, Silver was considerably prettied-up in a bow and ribbons on the remakes. He was made taller right side of her head and slimmer, and his new expression a scrunchy(?) bracelet on her left wrist.
* GenkiGirl: NPC-May
is slightly less threatening.quite energetic, more so than NPC-Brendan anyway. She really shows off this attitude in ''OR/AS'', with her adorable fist pumping action.
* ArtisticAge: His ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' art makes him look more like a teenager, but he is stated GottaCatchEmAll: NPC-May, somewhat; after you fight her in Lilycove City, seems to be Ethan more interested in filling her Pokédex than continuing training.
* HairDecorations: May wears a large bow around her head in her ''Omega Ruby''
and Lyra's age.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A loner that prides himself on his power,
''Alpha Sapphire'' design, and looks down on weaklings, he can back up his talk too. also a small bow with ribbons in her Contest clothes.
* IdolSinger:
The Victory Road in ''Gold anime short/special for ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' shows her para para dancing alongside a Mega Altaria and Silver'' and its remakes is the only Victory Road in the series devoid of trainers. The reason? [[OneManArmy Silver defeated them all.]]
-->'''Silver''': Man, they were all spineless!
* BadBoss: Towards his
a Mega Audino at a Pokémon pre-CharacterDevelopment.
Contest.
* BackToBackBadasses: With ImprobableHairstyle: How does her thick sidetails stay afloat?
* {{Irony}}: Supposedly represents
the player when Lance Sapphire version in most depictions but she mostly prefers the Torchic line and Clair decided the color red.
* MeaningfulName:
** Haruka means "Spring flower" but also means "far away", which goes with Norman's name Senri which can also refer
to challenge them "1000 li" (2440 miles, but also an idiomatic way to a tag battle in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
* {{Bishonen}}: His remake design, slightly.
* BloodKnight: He loves to battle, if just to prove his superiority over others.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he's by
say far the nastiest rival in the whole series, but by the end he's completely reformed. More is added in the remakes, featuring a new double battle against Clair and Lance after his turn. Also upon visiting the Elm Pokémon Lab afterwards, you discover that he tried to return his starting Pokémon, but Elm let him keep it since the Pokémon loved him so much. Not to mention his FreudianExcuse is fully revealed and explained.
* ChildrenAreCruel: He's either abusive or borderline-abusive.
* ContinuityCameo: His anime counterpart appeared in the Japanese ''The Legend of Thunder'' special's intro.
* CrashIntoHello: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as a reference to [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Barry's]] usual way of meeting you. Unfortunately, he isn't anywhere near as kind as Barry is.
away).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Only ** Two of May's default names are Terra and Marina; also referring to Groudon and Kyogre.
** May is also the most well-known month of spring
in the opening of the remakes, where for some reason he has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] rather than silver. Art for ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' northern hemisphere, which matches her Japanese name. It could also has him with red eyes, so refer to the shift to silver eyes may have been last-minute.Mayflower, which blooms in spring.
** In ''Omega Ruby and '''A'''lpha Sapphire'' pre-release media, her name is '''A'''nna.
* PluckyGirl: NPC-May is clumsy and shy but never lets ''any'' losses get her down.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Emerald'' and ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', May's top lacks sleeves.
* SkirtOverSlacks: In her ''Ruby and Sapphire'' outfit.
* TightsUnderShorts: Her design in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Torchic line in almost every appearance and adaptation.

* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Basically his character arc; by ** Official art for the end of it, he third generation has [[TookALevelInKindness taken multiple levels in kindness]] and openly shows respect to the player, a huge shift from the cruel, harsh loner he was at the beginning of it.
* DisappearedDad: His dad up and left him when he wasn't even nine. [[spoiler: Add to the fact that his father is ''Giovanni...'']]
* DemotedToExtra: His appearance in the anime is a mere cameo in the opening.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Your first clue that he's a darker rival than Blue is the revelation that he stole his Starter Pokémon. Even before then, he shoves you away rudely when you talk to him outside Prof. Elm's lab.
* EvilRedhead: He's evil at first, but then he settles for being a noble rival.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Pokemon Stadium 2''.
* FreudianExcuse:
** He's Giovanni's son. It was first implied in ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', but for whatever reason, the outright confirmation in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' was edited out (a line literally translating to "I don't understand you, Dad!" dropped the "Dad" in the English version.
** His issues
also shown her with strength a Mudkip (as a reference to Sapphire Version.) In the official trailer for ''Omega Ruby and weakness also stem from him feeling like Team Rocket and his father were weak and fearing his own weakness. Before you head off into Victory Road, Alpha Sapphire'' she has both as the last third Hoenn trainer you battle mentions Silver and notices how he has the feeling he has to win at any cost, having Wally doesn't get a deep fear of failure and being weak.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: His dark red and purple design is definitely not meant to make him look cuddly.
* HateSink: Before his CharacterDevelopment, he's actually more the antagonist than Team Rocket! The player is pretty much meant to hate his guts early on.
* IdiotHair: In the remakes. It's no indication of his character, however.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: All his obsession with being strong really amounts to this. He didn't want to be weak like his father, so he strives to be a good battler.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until later in the game, when he loosens up. There are several trainers throughout the game pre-Kanto who mention the guy curb stomping them in a battle and taunting on how lame they were.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Becomes one later on.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is much darker than the majority of the other rivals, having stolen his
traditional starter rather than being given one, being Giovanni's son, and treating his Pokémon like tools rather than friends.
* LonersAreFreaks: He
(nor does everything on his own, and is an exceptionally crude and ruthless boy. The player is probably he appear in the only human friend he has, trailer).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not as prominent as Blue's Raticate,
but just that fact helps him become a much kinder person.
* MeaningfulName: While his original design had him with red eyes,
if you picked Torchic while playing as his concept art showed, his remake design makes his name meaningful. His name is "Silver" and he has gray, or ''silver'', eyes.
* MissingMom: Unlike
Brendan in ''Emerald'', she will sport a Torkoal in her second (optional) battle in Rustboro City. Afterwards, the player, who has a dad who turtle is never mentioned, his mother is never mentioned ever.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: TropeNamer. In ''Gold
seen again and Silver'', he tells you this verbatim after your first fight.
* NoNameGiven:
a Slugma will be in its place. The closest he has been given only assumption as to a canon name what happened is Silver, which was his default in ''Gold'' and ''Crystal'' to contrast with Ethan's original name Gold. In the remakes, "Silver" is never used- "Soul" is in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and "Heart" in ''[=SoulSilver=]''.
* PetTheDog: Even before his CharacterDevelopment, the fact
that he gets a Crobat (a Pokemon that can only be obtained through [[ThePowerOfFriendship maxing a Golbat's happiness]]) later she likely placed it in the game already hints that he's not all bad.
PC.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears a tiny white pair over her bike shorts in the originals, as well as in the opening of the remakes, despite official artwork giving him silver eyes.
* TheRival: Silver ignites a one-sided, bitter rivalry with the player, hoping to prove he is better than them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He states he only has time for strong Pokémon, the others are worthless to him.
* TheSociopath: Shades of this, even more of them in the remakes, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* SequelEscalation: It [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't until Generation III]] that the developers decided to make TheRival a more friendly endeavor,
her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' design, and they were coming off the JerkAss Blue. Thus was born one of the darkest characters in the series, whom held the title until N came along.
* SoreLoser: Despite being defeated by the player a number of times he calls you out for being ''pathetically weak''.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The infamous event where he strips the character of the Rocket disguise right before you could get the infiltration plan going is this. Unlike other examples of the trope, he soon realizes why you wore the outfit but [[{{Jerkass}} calls you pathetic for resorting to disguise before walking off]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Resolves to be a kinder Trainer to his Pokémon after having his brutish behavior spelled out as the reason for his failures as a Trainer. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration even exemplified in-game]] by having his Golbat evolve into a Crobat, which can only evolve with extreme happiness.
* {{Tsundere}}: Some of his post-CharacterDevelopment dialogue implies he's a type A. This is even a FanNickname for him in the Japanese fandom.
* WeaponOfChoice: Most adaptations give him the Totodile line.
** He is
also associated with Sneasel, who has the honor of being the only member of this Silver's party (besides the starter) carried over to his ''Adventures'' counterpart. They even share a color scheme.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's implied that he feels this way about the PlayerCharacter.
* WouldHitAGirl: If you [[CaptainObvious play as a girl]]. He also shoves Clair away when she offers to team with him against Lance and the player.
in her Contest clothes.



!!Generation III

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!!Generation III
IV



* AffectionateNickname: As the player character, Archie will call them "little scamp" or just "scamp".
* BadassAdorable: They have no problem standing face-to-face with a beast that can '''shift continents''', '''raise the sea''', or '''Hyper Beam them to death''', depending on the version. Or all three of them in ''Emerald''.
* DisappearedDad: So far as the player, the only ''aversion'' in the main series--the protagonist's father is Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader.
* DragonRider: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' they can ride the legendary dragon Pokémon Latios or Latias depending on the game version after obtaining the Eon Flute.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** Actually ''averted'', though not to the degree of ''X and Y'', in the remakes ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Your accomplishments in this game, from stopping Groudon/Kyogre to becoming Champion, are all acknowledged in game. Your claim to fame as Champion is even mentioned on the [=BuzzNav=] postgame, and everyone refers to you as the new Champion, while calling Steven the former Champion; [[spoiler: it's a point of contention, in fact, for Zinnia, who sees you, and not Steven, as worthy of being her ally, due to your status]].
** [[spoiler: Additionally, in a similar vein to the Johto games, you are named the Successor to the will of the Draconids; essentially taking over Zinnia's role as Lorekeeper, and the protector of the entire Hoenn region.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: As with all of the games, no one seems to care that they're traveling around the island and fighting villains even though they're only [[VagueAge 12-ish]].
* GrayEyes: Both of them in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', representing their generally calm natures.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Brendan and May even more in remakes. Scenes have been added that make it seem like the player and the opposite gendered rivals are in love with each other, such as the date at the Mossdeep Space Center after the end of the Delta Episode. However, the only time that the term "boyfriend/girlfriend" is used is when an ad on the PokéNav+ jokes about the player character finding a love interest using the Item Finder.
* NaiveNewcomer: As with any Pokémon game, the player character is entirely new to Pokémon training, despite being a natural at it. However, a first for the series, the player character is confirmed to ''not'' be native to the region the games take place in; they hail from Johto, specifically Olivine City.
* NiceHat: As per tradition. Yes, that weird white thing for Brendan is a knit cap. A bandanna for May.
* TheRival: The one you don't choose to play as, though to a lesser extent than the previous rivals as the role is shared with Wally.
* SuperMode: In the remakes they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution.
* TookALevelInBadass: As the player character, they ''save'' the world from utter annihilation of the awakened pissed-off Legendary (depending on version of course) by either defeating or capturing them.
* TotallyRadical: In ''Emerald'', their [=PokéNav=] nickname is "Rad Neighbor" if they're the Rival.
* UncattyResemblance: In the remakes, their Contest outfits match costumes that Cosplay Pikachu can wear -- Rock Star for Brendan and Pop Star for May.
* VagueAge: Averted in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', as the [=BuzzNav=] states the rival character to be 12. Presumably the player character is the same age or around it.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May and Brendan are drawn looking similar to teenagers for their designs in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', despite being only 12. A Grunt even refers to them as teenagers on one occasion.

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* AffectionateNickname: As the player character, Archie BackToBackBadasses:
** Dawn and Lucas pair up to combat Team Galactic. One of them
will call them "little scamp" or just "scamp".
even mention that they form a dream team together.
** Barry also gets in on the action occasionally.
** Later on top of Mt. Coronet they team up with Barry during the final confrontation with Team Galactic.
* BadassAdorable: They have no problem standing face-to-face with a A dragon that has control over time? A beast that can '''shift continents''', '''raise expand space? A creature from a world separate from ours with control over antimatter? '''The creator of the sea''', or '''Hyper Beam universe?''' NO PROBLEM!
* BlueBoyPinkGirl: In ''Platinum'' Lucas primarily wears blue, and Dawn pink.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HairColorDissonance: There's confusion about his/her hair color between adaptations. Sugimori drew it a navy blue (or black with blue hints) type color in their main artwork, but everything else has
them to death''', depending on with a lighter hue.
%%* MissingMom: As an [=NPC=].
* NiceHat: A hunting cap for Lucas, a beanie for Dawn.
* PalsWithJesus: They can capture, and train, {{God}} itself.
* PowerTrio: The protagonist chosen forms one with Barry and
the version. Or all main character not chosen. All three of them in ''Emerald''.
* DisappearedDad: So far as
get starters at the player, outset and are explicitly assembled by Prof. Rowan to help defeat Team Galactic around the only ''aversion'' in the main series--the protagonist's father is Norman, the Petalburg Gym Leader.
* DragonRider: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' they can ride the legendary dragon Pokémon Latios or Latias depending on the game version after obtaining the Eon Flute.
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
** Actually ''averted'', though not to the degree of ''X and Y'', in the remakes ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Your accomplishments in this game, from stopping Groudon/Kyogre to becoming Champion, are all acknowledged in game. Your claim to fame as Champion is even mentioned on the [=BuzzNav=] postgame, and everyone refers to you as the new Champion, while calling Steven the former Champion; [[spoiler: it's a
mid point of contention, in fact, for Zinnia, who sees you, and not Steven, as worthy of being her ally, due to your status]].the game.
** [[spoiler: Additionally, in a similar vein to * ScarfOfAsskicking: Regardless of version or gender, the Johto games, you are named scarf is always there. Candice really likes it.
* ShipTease: The two players on a couple occasions. Mars even calls them a "lovey-dovey couple" at Lake Verity.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Lucas's hair and eye color matches Johanna's, albeit not
the Successor to the will of the Draconids; essentially taking over Zinnia's role as Lorekeeper, and the protector of the entire Hoenn region.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: As
same shade. Dawn is basically Johanna ten or twenty years younger, with all of the games, no one seems to care that they're traveling around the island and fighting villains even though they're only [[VagueAge 12-ish]].
* GrayEyes: Both of them
long hair. Barry is just a tamer Palmer in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', representing their generally calm natures.
appearance.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Brendan and May even more in remakes. Scenes have been added that make it seem YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In some adaptations like the player and the opposite gendered rivals are in love with each other, such as the date at the Mossdeep Space Center after the end of the Delta Episode. However, the only time that the term "boyfriend/girlfriend" is used is when an ad on the PokéNav+ jokes about the player character finding a love interest using the Item Finder.
* NaiveNewcomer: As with any Pokémon game, the player character is entirely new to Pokémon training, despite being a natural at it. However, a first for the series, the player character is confirmed to ''not'' be native to the region the games take place in; they hail from Johto, specifically Olivine City.
* NiceHat: As per tradition. Yes, that weird white thing for Brendan is a knit cap. A bandanna for May.
* TheRival: The one you don't choose to play as, though to a lesser extent than the previous rivals as the role is shared with Wally.
* SuperMode: In the remakes they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution.
* TookALevelInBadass: As the player character, they ''save'' the world from utter annihilation of the awakened pissed-off Legendary (depending on version of course) by either defeating or capturing them.
* TotallyRadical: In ''Emerald'', their [=PokéNav=] nickname is "Rad Neighbor" if they're the Rival.
* UncattyResemblance: In the remakes, their Contest outfits match costumes that Cosplay Pikachu can wear -- Rock Star for Brendan and Pop Star for May.
* VagueAge: Averted in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', as the [=BuzzNav=] states the rival character to be 12. Presumably the player character is the same age or around it.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May and Brendan are drawn looking similar to teenagers for their designs in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', despite being only 12. A Grunt even refers to them as teenagers on one occasion.
anime it's definitely blue.



[[folder:Brendan (Yuuki)]]

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Like ''Pokémon Crystal'', For ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you can choose between a male or female protagonist. Whichever one you chose; they follow the same story:

As the protagonist, You've recently moved to Littleroot Town in the Hoenn region from somewhere else (In Ruby and Sapphire, it was Johto, while in Emerald it was "somewhere far away"). Your father has become the gym leader of Petalburg City, and you're just the right age to start your Pokémon journey. Your town has a Pokémon Professor who will gladly give you a starter, but he's more into fieldwork than sitting around in a lab so he isn't there. Turns out that he's got himself into trouble with a wild Pokémon and you must help him by getting one of the starters from his bag. The rest of the story is up to you.

Brendan himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations, but he's made a few cameos in Pokémon movies where he's an accomplished trainer competing in tournaments. He also has a counterpart in Ruby from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', and others in ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', and ''Pokemon Battle Frontier''.

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[[folder:Lucas (Kouki)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto (JP) (promo)


Like ''Pokémon Crystal'', For ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', you can choose between a
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The
male or female protagonist. Whichever one you chose; they follow the same story:

As the protagonist, You've recently moved to Littleroot
character for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Lucas is a boy from Twinleaf Town in the Hoenn region from somewhere else (In Ruby and Sapphire, it was Johto, while in Emerald it was "somewhere far away"). Your father has become the gym leader of Petalburg City, and you're who is just the right age old enough to start your his Pokémon journey. Your town has After viewing a documentary on a red Gyarados, he and his rather impatient friend Barry decide to explore the nearby Lake Verity to see if any special Pokémon can be found there. Along the way, they encounter Professor who will gladly give Rowan and his assistant (The player character you didn't chose). Once they get to the lake, all they can find there is a starter, but he's more into fieldwork than sitting around in a lab so he isn't there. Turns out that he's got himself into trouble lone briefcase, opening the briefcase reveals three Pokéballs, each with a wild starter Pokémon. Suddenly, Pokémon and start to attack the pair of friends! You'll need to choose carefully which Pokémon you must help him by getting one decide to use...

Lucas has had a few characters based on him. He had a brief cameo in a few
of the starters from his bag. The rest of the story is up to you.

Brendan himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations, but he's made a few cameos in
Pokémon movies where he's an accomplished trainer competing in tournaments. He seen battling Brendan. His first set of clothes also served as the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration for Ash's outfit]] in the ''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl'' anime. He has a direct counterpart in Ruby Diamond from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and others in ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', and ''Pokemon Battle Frontier''.Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.



* {{Adorkable}}: In the remakes, Brendan trades in his {{Tsundere}} tendencies for this instead. He's much friendlier toward the player, and stammers talking to her at times.
* AlliterativeName: If he's an NPC, his name is Brendan Birch.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' artwork has him with noticeably darker skin than his ''Ruby/Sapphire'' or ''Emerald'' art.
* BadassBookworm: Brendan's [=PokéNav =] description claims that he battles "with knowledge".
* BreakTheHaughty: In the originals, this happens to him as your rival if you're May.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only shows up for a couple scenes in a few movies.
* ChickMagnet: In Omega Ruby despite being 12 he gets affection from and has ship tease with May, Lisia, Zinnia, Courtney and Shelly to name some.
* CoolHat: Brendan's traditional [[https://twitter.com/SUPER_32X/status/40800048816209920 knit cap]], though a not-insignificant portion of the fandom likes to portray him as having white hair.
* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted. For some obscure reason he always consistently wears a knit cap, and in ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' he's wearing a rather thick jacket in the subtropical region that is Hoenn.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: As a NPC it's mentioned he wants to be a better researcher than his dad.
* MeaningfulName:
** Yuuki means "bravery".
** Two of Brendan's default names are Landon and Sean; referring to the 2 legendary Pokémon.
** In ''Emerald'', one of Brendan's default names is "Rald."
** In '''''O'''mega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' pre-release media and the official demo, his name is '''O'''r'''land'''o.
* OneSteveLimit: Very nearly broken in ''Emerald'', as Brendan's name is similar to Pyramid King Brandon.
* ShipTease: In ''Emerald'', as a rival he states ''"I just saw a huge green Pokémon flying across the sky!....I wish you were there, <player's name>."'' Take of that what you will, but the way [[{{Tsundere}} NPC-Brendan acts toward you]]. This is a bit more obvious in the remakes, where he outright stammers a few times when speaking to you, expresses concern and admiration, and is quite disappointed if you decline his invitation to travel with him back to Petalburg.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: As your rival, Brendan in Lilycove City claims [[IHaveThisFriend he's definitely not there to buy dolls.]] Afterwards, a Swablu Plushie can be seen in his bedroom.
* ToBeAMaster: Brendan as either role. (NPC-Brendan states that he wants to be a professor).
* {{Tsundere}}: Brendan plays a Type B version of this as an NPC; normally a NiceGuy but often kind of a jerk toward you. This is absent in the remakes, however; beyond one potentially demeaning comment the first time you meet (he was hoping you'd be a boy) he's nothing but kind and encouraging thereafter, outright declaring you friends.
* WeaponOfChoice: Like Red, Brendan's Signature Mon changes depending on the adaptation or official source he's seen in. Official art for the original games shows him with a Torchic and Combusken (referencing Ruby version.) His main anime and manga counterparts give him the Mudkip line.
** Since the remakes, he's been pretty solidly the Treecko line.

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* {{Adorkable}}: In the remakes, Brendan trades in As an NPC, Lucas has shades of this. For all his {{Tsundere}} tendencies for this instead. He's much friendlier toward the player, and stammers talking to her at times.
* AlliterativeName: If
brains, he's an NPC, his name is Brendan Birch.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' artwork has him with noticeably darker skin than his ''Ruby/Sapphire'' or ''Emerald'' art.
* BadassBookworm: Brendan's [=PokéNav =] description claims that he battles "with knowledge".
* BreakTheHaughty: In the originals, this happens to him as your rival if you're May.
a very laid-back character.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only shows up for appears briefly in the beginning montages of a couple scenes in a few of the movies.
* ChickMagnet: In Omega Ruby despite being 12 he gets affection from and has ship tease with May, Lisia, Zinnia, Courtney and Shelly to name some.
* CoolHat: Brendan's traditional [[https://twitter.com/SUPER_32X/status/40800048816209920 knit cap]], though a not-insignificant portion of the fandom likes to portray him as
HeterosexualLifePartners: With Barry, having white hair.
* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted. For some obscure reason he always consistently wears a knit cap, and in ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' he's wearing a rather thick jacket in the subtropical region that is Hoenn.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: As a NPC it's mentioned he wants to be a better researcher than his dad.
* MeaningfulName:
** Yuuki means "bravery".
** Two of Brendan's default names are Landon and Sean; referring to the 2 legendary Pokémon.
** In ''Emerald'', one of Brendan's default names is "Rald."
** In '''''O'''mega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' pre-release media and the official demo, his name is '''O'''r'''land'''o.
* OneSteveLimit: Very nearly broken in ''Emerald'',
grown up as Brendan's name is similar to Pyramid King Brandon.
* ShipTease: In ''Emerald'', as a rival he states ''"I just saw a huge green Pokémon flying across the sky!....I wish you were there, <player's name>."'' Take of that what you will, but the way [[{{Tsundere}} NPC-Brendan acts toward you]]. This is a bit more obvious in the remakes, where he outright stammers a few times when speaking to you, expresses concern and admiration, and is quite disappointed if you decline his invitation to travel with him back to Petalburg.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: As your rival, Brendan in Lilycove City claims [[IHaveThisFriend he's definitely not there to buy dolls.]] Afterwards, a Swablu Plushie can be seen in his bedroom.
* ToBeAMaster: Brendan as either role. (NPC-Brendan states that he wants to be a professor).
* {{Tsundere}}: Brendan plays a Type B version of this as an NPC; normally a NiceGuy but often kind of a jerk toward you. This is absent in the remakes, however; beyond one potentially demeaning comment the first time you meet (he was hoping you'd be a boy) he's nothing but kind and encouraging thereafter, outright declaring you
childhood friends.
* PrimaryColorChampion: His outfit in ''Platinum'' is predominantly blue, red and white.
* ThemeNaming: Lucas's name comes from the Latin "lux," which means "light".
** The "Kou" in his Japanese name is an alternate reading of "Hikari", which means light respectively.
* WeaponOfChoice: Like Red, Brendan's Signature Mon changes depending on Artwork pertaining to the adaptation or official source he's seen in. Official art for the original games shows usually associates him with a Torchic and Combusken (referencing Ruby version.) His main anime and manga counterparts give him the Mudkip line.
** Since
Piplup line. He doesn't appear often in adaptations, but when he does it's either with the remakes, he's been pretty solidly the Treecko line.Piplup or Turtwig lines.



[[folder:May (Haruka)]]

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->Voiced by: Creator/KanaHanazawa (JP) (promo)

The other protagonist of the ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, she is the option if you want to play as a girl.

If you don't choose her as the protagonist, she'll be a rival who is the child of Professor Birch, the Pokémon Professor of the Hoenn region. Unlike previous rivals, this one is more friendly. The same role applies to Brendan if you choose her as the protagonist.

May has had several different characters based on her. Her anime counterpart is the most prominent, as she was a traveling companion for Ash. At first she didn't care for Pokémon and only wanted to travel, but she soon discovered Pokémon Contests and she learned to like them. She also has a counterpart in WildChild Sapphire from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.

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The other protagonist of female trainer for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Dawn essentially has the ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' games, she is the option if you want to play as a girl.

If you don't choose her as the protagonist, she'll be a rival who is the child of Professor Birch, the Pokémon Professor of the Hoenn region. Unlike previous rivals, this one is more friendly. The
same role applies to Brendan backstory as Lucas does if you choose her as the protagonist.

May
player character. As an NPC, she is an assistant to Professor Rowan and lives in the nearby Sandgem Town. She demonstrates how to catch a Pokémon to you and helps you out when Team Galactic makes their move.

Dawn
has had several different quite a few characters based on her. Her anime counterpart is the most prominent, as she was a traveling companion for Ash. At first she didn't care for Pokémon and only wanted prominent incarnation is Dawn from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', who aspires to travel, but she soon discovered Pokémon Contests and she learned to be a top coordinator like them. her mother, but experiences a few bumps in the road. Her catchphrase may be "No need to worry", but that's probably when you should worry the most. She also has a counterpart corresponds to the wealthy IceQueen Platinum in WildChild Sapphire from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and the villainous Mitsumi in ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.



%%* {{Adorkable}}
* BoyishShortHair: Keeps her hair short on the back while grows out the ones on the sides.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl: NPC-May gives off this vibe.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' Contest clothes with a bow and ribbons on the right side of her head and a scrunchy(?) bracelet on her left wrist.
* GenkiGirl: NPC-May is quite energetic, more so than NPC-Brendan anyway. She really shows off this attitude in ''OR/AS'', with her adorable fist pumping action.
* GottaCatchEmAll: NPC-May, somewhat; after you fight her in Lilycove City, seems to be more interested in filling her Pokédex than continuing training.
* HairDecorations: May wears a large bow around her head in her ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also a small bow with ribbons in her Contest clothes.
* IdolSinger: The anime short/special for ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' shows her para para dancing alongside a Mega Altaria and a Mega Audino at a Pokémon Contest.
* ImprobableHairstyle: How does her thick sidetails stay afloat?
* {{Irony}}: Supposedly represents the Sapphire version in most depictions but she mostly prefers the Torchic line and the color red.
* MeaningfulName:
** Haruka means "Spring flower" but also means "far away", which goes with Norman's name Senri which can also refer to "1000 li" (2440 miles, but also an idiomatic way to say far away).
** Two of May's default names are Terra and Marina; also referring to Groudon and Kyogre.
** May is also the most well-known month of spring in the northern hemisphere, which matches her Japanese name. It could also refer to the Mayflower, which blooms in spring.
** In ''Omega Ruby and '''A'''lpha Sapphire'' pre-release media, her name is '''A'''nna.
* PluckyGirl: NPC-May is clumsy and shy but never lets ''any'' losses get her down.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Emerald'' and ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', May's top lacks sleeves.
* SkirtOverSlacks: In her ''Ruby and Sapphire'' outfit.
* TightsUnderShorts: Her design in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Torchic line in almost every appearance and adaptation.
** Official art for the third generation has also shown her with a Mudkip (as a reference to Sapphire Version.) In the official trailer for ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' she has both as the third Hoenn trainer Wally doesn't get a traditional starter (nor does he appear in the trailer).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not as prominent as Blue's Raticate, but if you picked Torchic while playing as Brendan in ''Emerald'', she will sport a Torkoal in her second (optional) battle in Rustboro City. Afterwards, the turtle is never seen again and a Slugma will be in its place. The only assumption as to what happened is that she likely placed it in the PC.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears a tiny white pair over her bike shorts in her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also in her Contest clothes.

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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* BoyishShortHair: Keeps DangerouslyShortSkirt: It barely covers her hair thighs and it's not even weather appropriate due to Sinnoh being colder than the previous regions. Even when ''Platinum'' gave her a coat, she keeps the short on the back while grows out the ones on the sides.
%%* CuteClumsyGirl: NPC-May gives off this vibe.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' Contest clothes
skirt with a bow and ribbons on the right side no fear of freezing her head and a scrunchy(?) bracelet on her left wrist.
exposed legs.
* GenkiGirl: NPC-May is quite energetic, more so than NPC-Brendan anyway. She really shows off this attitude in ''OR/AS'', with her adorable fist pumping action.
* GottaCatchEmAll: NPC-May, somewhat; after you fight her in Lilycove City, seems
ExposedToTheElements: Especially since Sinnoh's supposed to be more interested the cold region. Slightly less so in filling ''Platinum'' since she now wears a jacket that looks like it could keep her Pokédex than continuing training.
warm... if she didn't keep her legs exposed by wearing a skirt.
* ThePollyanna: Has very upbeat dialogue as an NPC despite having to combat Team Galactic on several occasions.
* HairDecorations: May wears Dawn's clips.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MiniDressOfPower: It's
a large bow around her head in her ''Omega Ruby'' ''little'' too short for her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* ThemeNaming: Dawn comes from the time of day the sun rises,
and ''Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also a small bow with ribbons in her Contest clothes.
* IdolSinger: The anime short/special for ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' shows her para para dancing alongside a Mega Altaria and a Mega Audino at a Pokémon Contest.
* ImprobableHairstyle: How does her thick sidetails stay afloat?
* {{Irony}}: Supposedly represents the Sapphire version in most depictions but she mostly prefers the Torchic line and the color red.
* MeaningfulName:
** Haruka means "Spring flower" but also means "far away", which goes with Norman's name Senri which can also refer to "1000 li" (2440 miles, but also an idiomatic way to say far away).
** Two of May's default names are Terra and Marina; also referring to Groudon and Kyogre.
** May
"Hikari" is also the most well-known month of spring in the northern hemisphere, which matches her just Japanese name. It could also refer to the Mayflower, which blooms in spring.
** In ''Omega Ruby and '''A'''lpha Sapphire'' pre-release media, her name is '''A'''nna.
for "light".
* PluckyGirl: NPC-May is clumsy and shy {{Tsundere}}: As an [=NPC=]. Type B: often sweet, but never lets ''any'' losses get her down.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Emerald'' and ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', May's top lacks sleeves.
* SkirtOverSlacks: In her ''Ruby and Sapphire'' outfit.
* TightsUnderShorts: Her design in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
''very mad'' when she gets angry.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Torchic line in almost every appearance Artwork pertaining to the games gives her either the Turtwig or Chimchar lines. In several adaptations she consistently has the Piplup line, and adaptation.
** Official art for
on [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure one occasion]] had the third generation has also shown her with a Mudkip (as a reference to Sapphire Version.) In the official trailer for ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' she has both as the third Hoenn trainer Wally doesn't get a traditional starter (nor does he appear in the trailer).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not as prominent as Blue's Raticate, but if you picked Torchic while playing as Brendan in ''Emerald'', she will sport a Torkoal in her second (optional) battle in Rustboro City. Afterwards, the turtle is never seen again and a Slugma will be in its place. The only assumption as to what happened is that she likely placed it in the PC.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears a tiny white pair over her bike shorts in her ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire'' design, and also in her Contest clothes.
Chimchar line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.



[[folder:Wally (Mitsuru)]]
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The other [[TheRival rival]] in ''Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald''. Wally is a sickly boy who starts his journey when you help him catch his first Pokémon. Drawing strength from the growing bond between himself and his Pokémon, Wally slowly manages to overcome his frailties and discover his resolve to become the Pokémon League Champion, becoming one of the strongest trainers in the series in the process.

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%%* The Ace: To their trio.
* ButNowIMustGo: Offscreen one in between Black and White and the sequels where s/he leaves Unova to find N.
* BrokenStreak: Prior to these guys, all of the player characters were around the ages of 11-12. Hilbert and Hilda are in their mid-teens according to the English instruction manual for ''Black and White'', and started a new streak of player characters being in their mid-to late teens.
* TheCameo: You team up with the character you didn't pick during Tag Battles in the Battle Subway, but they don't appear in a plot-relevant capacity.
* TheChosenOne: N seems to believe so, considering them a "hero of legend" much like himself, and Zekrom/Reshiram confirms it.
* DemotedToExtra: Out of all of the protagonists in the series, these two have had the least spotlight. Their cameos in ''Black 2 and White 2'' were {{dummied out}}, they were the first pair of protagonists to not appear in even so much as a cameo in the show or movies, Leaf notwithstanding, and as mentioned above the character you didn't pick is, unlike in almost every other main-series game, just a regular NPC you can tag up with in the Battle Subway. They do have the honor of being the only protagonist since Red to be mentioned by more than one person in a future game though, and contribute to the plot of it in some form.
* DisappearedDad: As the protagonist. Interestingly enough, if you check out the television in their room before choosing your starter, it mentions their father bought it. He never appears in the game, though.
* EyeObscuringHat: Their battle sprites appear to purposely invoke Red, for reasons unknown.
* TheGhost: In the sequels. They are referenced here and there, but are nowhere to be found.
* TheHero: ''Black and White'' heavily emphasizes their role as the hero in the story more than normal, to the point that they are to capture the plot-relevant Legendary of the specific game version (Reshiram in ''Black'', Zekrom in ''White'') to oppose N's.
* PowerTrio: The player is TheKirk between the calm and focused [[TheSpock Cheren]], and the kind and open-hearted [[TheMcCoy Bianca]]. Bianca and Cheren respect Hilbert/Hilda as the best battler among them, and as the person who always seems to know what they are doing.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: If Memory Link is enabled, the Player Character's name is this in the sequel games.
* MeaningfulName:
** For the players, Hilbert means "magnificent in battle" or "battle bright." Hilda means "Battle Maiden." Touya and Touko come from "fight" (which makes their English names fitting), "transparent" or "untainted" which establishes their role as the middle and leader of the group.
** For the rivals, Cheren and Bianca mean roughly black and white respectively.
* NiceGuy:
** Their characterization as an NPC implies this, as they're polite and supportive.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_2_and_White_2_beta#Quotes Cut content]] from ''Black 2 and White 2'' had them be even more of this, with their character being a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser.
* NiceHat: It's a simple, standard cap worn in a straight way, reminiscent of Red's original NiceHat.
* PutOnABus: In ''Black 2 and White 2'' (instead of a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo). According to their mother, they left Unova to search for N.
* ShipTease: With N in both their game and the sequel, [[PurelyAestheticGender regardless of gender]]. In the first game, they're instrumental in bringing about N's CharacterDevelopment and he gains a strong fascination towards them due to the fact that they don't fit the mold of a Pokemon trainer as he's been raised to see it (i.e., cruel and abusive individuals who only see Pokemon as tools). Taken further in the sequel, wherein N mentions that "there's a trainer who he wants to tell how he feels" (with the context of the whole situation meaning that he could ''only'' be talking about the previous game's player character) and Hilda/Hilbert has flat out left Unova just to find him.
* SuddenlyVoiced:
** When you enter Dragonspiral Tower, what appears to be internal dialogue states that "Something's... going wild at the top of the tower...?" Additionally, when Tornadus/Thundurus first appear and they're invited into the old lady's house on Route 7, the seem to mention that the soup is "delicious" and "jam-packed with vegetables."
** NPC Hilbert and Hilda also speak.
** Dialogue in the cut ''Black 2 and White 2'' Tournament had them speaking in a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser fashion.
---> "I just lucked into winning... Isn't that how it felt?"
* ThreeAmigos: The player character of either gender along with Cheren and Bianca.
* WeaponOfChoice: In adaptations, Hilbert is often given the Tepig or Oshawott lines. Hilda, on the other hand, has been given the Snivy and Tepig lines in occasions. Their endgame incarnations have been paired with both Reshiram and Zekrom, in various combinations; Hilbert is generally associated more strongly with Zekrom, [[spoiler:thanks to ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'']].
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[[folder:Hilbert (Touya)]]

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The other [[TheRival rival]] in ''Ruby, Sapphire, main character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and Emerald''. Wally White]]''. Hilbert is a sickly boy teenager who starts lives in Nuvema Town, as do his ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. He will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on his Pokémon journey when you help him catch at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilbert will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilbert will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling
his first childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilbert will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. Drawing strength In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilbert will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilbert also battles Team Plasma at various stages of his journey. Ultimately, Hilbert is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilbert appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Hilbert never received an Anime Counterpart, though he has had several manga character based of him. The most prominent incarnation is Black from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Others counterparts appearing in various manga: Monta
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* {{Adorkable}}: Very shy, polite, and awkward.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', after your first fight with him, he will always be a step ahead of you challenging Gyms. However, he comes at a stop right before facing the League.
* ArtisticAge: While his ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' appearance hardly looks different from how he looks in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he's actually at least a decade older, around the same age as Red and Blue. Their respective games [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/History_of_the_Pokémon_world take place at the same time,]] and there's nothing that suggest this was altered in the Mega Timeline.
* AscendedExtra: Originally an unexpected rival, in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally became one of the strongest trainers in the series, and returns in ''Sun and Moon'', making him the first rival since Blue to make a reappearance outside their source game.
* BadassAdorable: Don't let his looks fool you, in the post game he is one of the toughest trainers in the series, with a team decked out with items, abilities, and movesets that wouldn't be out of place in a real life tournament.
* BlingOfWar: His Mega Amulet.
* BonusBoss: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he can be fought again (with a new team) after completing one of the Super Rounds in the Battle Maison.
* BossRemix: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he gets a [[AutobotsRockOut rock remix]] of his leitmotif as his BattleThemeMusic.
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', his Altaria disappears from his party. However, in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', it's back.
* GuestStarPartyMember: You can battle with him as your partner at the Battle Tree in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* GracefulLoser: Zig-Zagged. When he loses in the pre-Elite Four battle in the remakes he falls silent and screams in frustration but quickly pulls himself together and thanks you for not holding back.
* HandicappedBadass: Zig-Zagged. Wally starts out suffering from a breathing condition, but by the end of main storyline he appears to be no longer suffering the symptoms of this and has become a lot stronger. Post-game there is no evidence of Wally suffering from any conditions and is now one of the most powerful trainers in the entire series.
* IllBoy: While his condition isn't ever named, the fact that it's alleviated by clean air would suggest asthma. He seems to have mostly recovered by the end of the story. If Wally's condition ''is'' asthma, his recovery has some actual basis in fact. The best treatment for asthma actually is physical activity (with an inhaler in case of attacks). In fact, many athletes actually suffer from asthma, but regular physical activity actually reduces the chance of an attack. So Wally's [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] has science behind it.
* LuminescentBlush: About half the time in the remakes, due to his shyness.
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: By the end of ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally has one of the best competitive teams in the Pokémon Universe (NPC-wise). His room in Petalburg is filled with Pokémon books and handwritten notes on strategy. Oh and under his coat? A white silk shirt.]]
* TheRival: He tries to be this to you, and since May or Brendan stops their journey in the original games, becomes it by the time you get to Victory Road.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Definitely the Sensitive Guy to Brendan's Manly Man if you play as May, even though they don't interact.
* ShrinkingViolet: At least initially.
* SuperMode: He has a Key Stone in the remakes, and uses Mega Gallade. In ''Sun and Moon'', he may also have Mega Garchomp or Mega Altaria.
* TaremeEyes
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In the remakes, when he challenges you to a battle at the end of Victory Road, the music (before and during the battle) becomes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wYGBi_JyA this.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When you first meet him, he's a shy and sickly boy that needs help to catch his first Pokémon. On your second meeting, he knows how to battle and is confident enough to challenge the local Gym Leader (but still isn't that good). On your third meeting, he has an entire team of Pokémon that's just below the Elite Four in level and is ''much'' more confident in himself -- his final rematch has his Pokémon only ''just'' below the Pokémon Champion himself in terms of level. ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' take this further by having a fourth fight that shows how much knowledge he's gained, being one of the few [=NPCs=] to utilize held items on all of his {{Mons}} and having his post-battle dialogue show he's constantly thinking about how to improve his strategy.
* UncattyResemblance: His green and white color scheme matches up perfectly with the Ralts line (his starter Pokémon).
* WeaponOfChoice: Ralts line, ending with Gardevoir. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' replaces Gardevoir with Gallade, [[SuperMode Mega Gallade]] to be exact.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even in the Pokémon world, he stands out a bit for his bright green hair, which is shared by only a handful of other characters and sprites in the series.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Very shy, polite, and awkward.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', after your first fight with him, he will always
TheAllAmericanBoy: Middle Example. Generally because [[EagleLand Unova is based in North America]]. From what can be a step ahead of you challenging Gyms. However, he comes at a stop right before facing the League.
* ArtisticAge: While
assumed about his ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' appearance hardly looks different personality or from how he looks in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', his NPC appearance, he's actually at least an {{Everyman}} teenager from a decade older, around small town, naive but charming and always polite. It's also implied he acts like an older brother to his friends, especially for Bianca and some other {{NPC}}s in the game.
* BigBrotherMentor: Seems to be intended to have this kind of relationship with Bianca and occasionally Cheren (despite both of them being
the same age as Red age).
* ColorMotif: Red, white
and Blue. Their respective games [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/History_of_the_Pokémon_world take place at blue, baby! In addition, his outfit is highlighted with black.
* DeathGlare: [[http://pokescans.tumblr.com/post/34433979583/gamefreak-art-set-clearfile In
the same time,]] and there's nothing that suggest Game Freak art set clearfile]], Hilbert gives this was altered to [[HateAtFirstSight Ghetsis]] in the Mega Timeline.
* AscendedExtra: Originally an unexpected rival, in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally became one of the strongest trainers in the series, and returns in ''Sun and Moon'', making him the first rival since Blue to make a reappearance outside their source game.
his introduction about Pokémon.
* BadassAdorable: Don't let his looks fool you, HeterosexualLifePartners: To Cheren, when he's the player character.
* HotBlooded: Not necessarily
in the post game he is one of games (in fact, the toughest trainers in the series, with a team decked out with items, abilities, official website and movesets that wouldn't be out of place in a real life tournament.
* BlingOfWar: His Mega Amulet.
* BonusBoss: In ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he can be fought again (with a new team) after completing one of the Super Rounds in the Battle Maison.
* BossRemix: In the ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he gets a [[AutobotsRockOut rock remix]] of
Coro Coro magazine called him "Smart", Japanese {{Engrish}} for "Sophisticated" or "Cool tempered"), but his leitmotif as his BattleThemeMusic.
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', his Altaria disappears from his party. However, in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', it's back.
* GuestStarPartyMember: You can battle with him as your partner at the Battle Tree in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* GracefulLoser: Zig-Zagged. When he loses in the pre-Elite Four battle in the remakes he falls silent and screams in frustration but quickly pulls himself together and thanks you for not holding back.
* HandicappedBadass: Zig-Zagged. Wally starts out suffering from a breathing condition, but by the end of main storyline he appears to be no longer suffering the symptoms of this and has become a lot stronger. Post-game there is no evidence of Wally suffering from any conditions and is now one of the most powerful trainers in the entire series.
five manga counterparts are definitely HotBlooded.
* IllBoy: While his condition isn't ever named, MeaningfulName:
** His NPC CanonName Hilbert is a SpearCounterpart to
the fact that it's alleviated by clean air would suggest asthma. He seems to have mostly recovered by female trainer's Hilda. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** His promotional name Blair sounds like Black, and means field or battlefield.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Bianca, when he's
the end of the story. If Wally's condition ''is'' asthma, his recovery has some actual basis in fact. The best treatment for asthma actually is physical activity (with an inhaler in case of attacks). In fact, many athletes actually suffer from asthma, but regular physical activity actually reduces the chance of an attack. So Wally's [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] has science behind it.
* LuminescentBlush: About half the time in the remakes, due to his shyness.
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: By the end of ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally has one of the best competitive teams in the Pokémon Universe (NPC-wise). His room in Petalburg is filled with Pokémon books and handwritten notes on strategy. Oh and under his coat? A white silk shirt.]]
* TheRival: He tries to be this to you, and since May or Brendan stops their journey in the original games, becomes it by the time you get to Victory Road.
player character.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Definitely {{Downplayed}} and Zigzagged. Cheren's very insecure about himself and has the Sensitive Guy to Brendan's Manly Man if you play as May, even though they don't interact.
* ShrinkingViolet: At least initially.
* SuperMode: He has a Key Stone in
more [[{{Bishonen}} feminine figure of the remakes, and uses Mega Gallade. In ''Sun and Moon'', he may also have Mega Garchomp or Mega Altaria.
* TaremeEyes
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In the remakes, when he challenges you
two]], while Hilbert's (implied to a battle at the end of Victory Road, the music (before and during the battle) becomes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wYGBi_JyA this.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When you first meet him, he's a shy and sickly boy that needs help to catch his first Pokémon. On your second meeting, he knows how to battle and is confident enough to challenge the local Gym Leader (but still isn't that good). On your third meeting, he has an entire team of Pokémon that's just below the Elite Four in level and is ''much''
be) much more confident in himself -- and relaxed with his final rematch has his Pokémon only ''just'' below the Pokémon Champion himself in terms goals of level. ''Omega Ruby life, though Cheren tends to be portrayed as a [[JerkassBall jerk]] and Alpha Sapphire'' take Hilbert as nice in their dynamic. Their [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/PokemonAdventures Adventures Counterparts]] play this further by having a fourth fight that shows how much knowledge trope straight. And also he with N in same way.
* SpearCounterpart: To Hilda. Their default names are {{gender flip}}s of each other in both Japanese and English, and he was designed after Hilda to complement her.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Cheren and Bianca if
he's gained, being one of the few [=NPCs=] main character. In contrast to utilize held items on all of Cheren, Hilbert will always be certain and justified in his {{Mons}} goals, and having his post-battle dialogue show he's constantly thinking about how to improve his strategy.
* UncattyResemblance: His green and white color scheme matches up perfectly
Cheren will become slightly frustrated with the Ralts line (his starter Pokémon).
his own shortcomings compared to his friend.
* WeaponOfChoice: Ralts line, ending His manga counterparts have been seen with Gardevoir. ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' replaces Gardevoir with Gallade, [[SuperMode Mega Gallade]] to be exact.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even in
all three of the Pokémon world, he Unova starters, but Tepig stands out a bit for the most, being his bright green hair, which is shared by only a handful of other characters and sprites starter in the series.three different series.



!!Generation IV

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BackToBackBadasses:
** Dawn and Lucas pair up to combat Team Galactic. One of them will even mention that they form a dream team together.
** Barry also gets in on the action occasionally.
** Later on top of Mt. Coronet they team up with Barry during the final confrontation with Team Galactic.
* BadassAdorable: A dragon that has control over time? A beast that can expand space? A creature from a world separate from ours with control over antimatter? '''The creator of the universe?''' NO PROBLEM!
* BlueBoyPinkGirl: In ''Platinum'' Lucas primarily wears blue, and Dawn pink.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HairColorDissonance: There's confusion about his/her hair color between adaptations. Sugimori drew it a navy blue (or black with blue hints) type color in their main artwork, but everything else has them with a lighter hue.
%%* MissingMom: As an [=NPC=].
* NiceHat: A hunting cap for Lucas, a beanie for Dawn.
* PalsWithJesus: They can capture, and train, {{God}} itself.
* PowerTrio: The protagonist chosen forms one with Barry and the main character not chosen. All three of them get starters at the outset and are explicitly assembled by Prof. Rowan to help defeat Team Galactic around the mid point of the game.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Regardless of version or gender, the scarf is always there. Candice really likes it.
* ShipTease: The two players on a couple occasions. Mars even calls them a "lovey-dovey couple" at Lake Verity.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Lucas's hair and eye color matches Johanna's, albeit not the same shade. Dawn is basically Johanna ten or twenty years younger, with long hair. Barry is just a tamer Palmer in appearance.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In some adaptations like the anime it's definitely blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lucas (Kouki)]]

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The male character for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Lucas is a boy from Twinleaf Town who is just old enough to start his Pokémon journey. After viewing a documentary on a red Gyarados, he and his rather impatient friend Barry decide to explore the nearby Lake Verity to see if any special Pokémon can be found there. Along the way, they encounter Professor Rowan and his assistant (The player character you didn't chose). Once they get to the lake, all they can find there is a lone briefcase, opening the briefcase reveals three Pokéballs, each with starter Pokémon. Suddenly, Pokémon start to attack the pair of friends! You'll need to choose carefully which Pokémon you decide to use...

Lucas has had a few characters based on him. He had a brief cameo in a few of the Pokémon movies where he's seen battling Brendan. His first set of clothes also served as the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration for Ash's outfit]] in the ''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl'' anime. He has a direct counterpart in Diamond from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.

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!!Generation IV

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* BackToBackBadasses:
** Dawn and Lucas pair up to combat Team Galactic. One of them will even mention that they form a dream team together.
** Barry also gets in on the action occasionally.
** Later on top of Mt. Coronet they team up with Barry during the final confrontation with Team Galactic.
* BadassAdorable: A dragon that has control over time? A beast that can expand space? A creature from a world separate from ours with control over antimatter? '''The creator of the universe?''' NO PROBLEM!
* BlueBoyPinkGirl: In ''Platinum'' Lucas primarily wears blue, and Dawn pink.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HairColorDissonance: There's confusion about his/her hair color between adaptations. Sugimori drew it a navy blue (or black with blue hints) type color in their main artwork, but everything else has them with a lighter hue.
%%* MissingMom: As an [=NPC=].
* NiceHat: A hunting cap for Lucas, a beanie for Dawn.
* PalsWithJesus: They can capture, and train, {{God}} itself.
* PowerTrio: The protagonist chosen forms one with Barry and the main character not chosen. All three of them get starters at the outset and are explicitly assembled by Prof. Rowan to help defeat Team Galactic around the mid point of the game.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Regardless of version or gender, the scarf is always there. Candice really likes it.
* ShipTease: The two players on a couple occasions. Mars even calls them a "lovey-dovey couple" at Lake Verity.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Lucas's hair and eye color matches Johanna's, albeit not the same shade. Dawn is basically Johanna ten or twenty years younger, with long hair. Barry is just a tamer Palmer in appearance.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In some adaptations like the anime it's definitely blue.
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[[folder:Lucas (Kouki)]]

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[[folder:Hilda (Touko)]]

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The male main character for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Lucas is a boy from Twinleaf Town who is just old enough to start his of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon journey. After viewing a documentary on a red Gyarados, he Black and his rather impatient friend Barry decide to explore the nearby Lake Verity to see if any special White]]''. Hilda is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do her ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. She will receive a starter Pokémon can be found there. Along the way, they encounter and a Pokédex from Professor Rowan Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during
his assistant (The player character you didn't chose). Once they get journey, Hilda will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to the lake, all they can find there is a lone briefcase, opening the briefcase reveals three Pokéballs, each with starter create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. Suddenly, Pokémon start In order to attack achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during the pair of friends! You'll need to choose carefully which Pokémon you decide to use...

Lucas has had a few characters based on him. He had a brief cameo in a few
course of the Pokémon movies where he's seen battling Brendan. His first set of clothes game. Hilda also served battles Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. Ultimately, Hilda is recognized as a heroine by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen
as the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration for Ash's outfit]] player, Hilda appears as the player's partner in the ''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl'' anime. He Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Unlike the females of other gens, Hilda never received an Anime Counterpart. She
has a direct only had one counterpart appearing in Diamond the manga, White from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.



* {{Adorkable}}: As an NPC, Lucas has shades of this. For all his brains, he's a very laid-back character.
* TheCameo: In the anime, he only appears briefly in the beginning montages of a couple of the movies.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* PrimaryColorChampion: His outfit in ''Platinum'' is predominantly blue, red and white.
* ThemeNaming: Lucas's name comes from the Latin "lux," which means "light".
** The "Kou" in his Japanese name is an alternate reading of "Hikari", which means light respectively.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to the games usually associates him with the Piplup line. He doesn't appear often in adaptations, but when he does it's either with the Piplup or Turtwig lines.

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* {{Adorkable}}: As an NPC, Lucas has shades of this. For all his brains, he's a very laid-back character.
ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! But also with extra emphasis on white with some black.
* TheCameo: In CoolBigSis: Seems to be intended to be seen as this toward Bianca and Cheren, though they're the anime, he only appears briefly same age as her.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Hilbert. Their names are even {{GenderFlip}}s of each other.
* ExposedToTheElements: During the winter months and whenever she pays the Cold Storage a visit. Especially noteworthy
in the beginning montages latter case, as the Workers there are all wearing protective clothing and Cheren and Zinzolin won't stop griping about how cold it is.
* HairAntennae: On her ponytail. Shown a bit more in [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/df/Battle_Subway_artwork.png this official art
of a couple of the movies.
Battle Subway scene]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up Bianca as childhood friends.
* PrimaryColorChampion: His outfit in ''Platinum'' is predominantly blue, red and white.
* ThemeNaming: Lucas's name comes from
the Latin "lux," which player character.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her NPC CanonName Hilda is a DistaffCounterpart to the male trainer's Hilbert. The 'Hil'
means "light".
'battle.'
** The "Kou" in his Japanese Her promotional name is an alternate reading of "Hikari", which Whitlea sounds like White, and coincidentally also means white clearing or field.
* MsFanservice: The first female protagonist in the series to be in her teens, she has HartmanHips, and wears
light respectively.
clothing and [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cheren as the player character.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When she's the main character, her mother has her eye and hair color. They even have the same pose while talking through the Xtransceiver.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Bianca's Girly Girl, at least if her design is any indication; she wears shorts, a black vest, and hiking boots, while Bianca has more overtly feminine mannerisms and clothes.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: At least, her design seems to suggest so. She wears more outdoorsy clothes like shorts, hiking boots, a black vest and baseball cap, but many of her clothes and accessories have a bit of pink on them.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With Cheren and Bianca. Hilda will serve as a sharp contrast to Bianca, being the more competent and confident of the two.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to Tepig. Her sole manga counterpart has one ([[spoiler:though it later ditches her and she gets the games usually associates him Snivy line instead]]), and a [[http://www.moetron.com/post/153023496588/rosa-w-snivy-hilda-w-tepig-artfx-j-figures figurine]] pairs her with the Piplup line. He doesn't appear often in adaptations, but when he does it's either with the Piplup or Turtwig lines.a Tepig.



[[folder:Dawn (Hikari)]]

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The female trainer for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Dawn essentially has the same backstory as Lucas does if you choose her as the player character. As an NPC, she is an assistant to Professor Rowan and lives in the nearby Sandgem Town. She demonstrates how to catch a Pokémon to you and helps you out when Team Galactic makes their move.

Dawn has had quite a few characters based on her. Her most prominent incarnation is Dawn from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', who aspires to be a top coordinator like her mother, but experiences a few bumps in the road. Her catchphrase may be "No need to worry", but that's probably when you should worry the most. She also corresponds to the wealthy IceQueen Platinum in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and the villainous Mitsumi in ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.

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[[folder:General Tropes (Black 2 and White 2)]]
* AnimeHair: Their hairstyles are much more conspicuous than previous main characters, that a Plasma Grunt even derisively compares the rival's to a Qwilfish. Despite it being traditional for protagonists to have a hat, they instead both have visors for their massive hair.
* BadassAdorable: More emphasis on the adorable part, but still as badass as the other protagonists.
* BestFriend: The chosen player shares a close, brotherly friendship with Hugh.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: This is the situation between Rosa/Nate and Curtis/Yancy. It's obvious that Curtis/Yancy has developed a major crush on Rosa/Nate, and if you follow his/her SidequestSidestory to [[GuideDangIt its conclusion]], the two eventually have a FerrisWheelDateMoment together.
* MeaningfulName: Their English and Japanese names both come from the word "resonate".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Their pupils are as white as their sclerae.
* RenaissanceMan: More so than any other protagonist. If you do everything in the game, then besides being [[ToBeAMaster a master trainer]], they're also a star actor/actress, manager of the Join Avenue, and champion of the World Tournament.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Nate (Kyouhei)]]
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The female trainer for ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Dawn essentially has
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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino (JP), Tom Wayland (EN) (promo)

Nate is a young boy living in Aspertia City with his childhood friend Hugh. At
the same backstory as Lucas does if you choose start of the game, he sets off with Hugh to collect his first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and he starts her as journey across the Unova region.

If
the player character. As chooses Rosa, Nate will appear in game as an NPC, she is an assistant to Professor Rowan first met in Nimbasa City. He will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and lives Ingo. Afterwards, he will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Nate himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations. Only had 2 counterparts appearing
in the nearby Sandgem Town. She demonstrates how to catch a Pokémon to you and helps you out when Team Galactic makes their move.

Dawn has had quite a few characters based on her. Her
manga. The most prominent incarnation is Dawn Blake from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', who aspires to be a top coordinator like her mother, but experiences a few bumps in the road. Her catchphrase may be "No need to worry", but that's probably when you should worry the most. She also corresponds to the wealthy IceQueen Platinum in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and the villainous Mitsumi in ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.addition, Arata from Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~



* DangerouslyShortSkirt: It barely covers her thighs and it's not even weather appropriate due to Sinnoh being colder than the previous regions. Even when ''Platinum'' gave her a coat, she keeps the short skirt with no fear of freezing her exposed legs.
* ExposedToTheElements: Especially since Sinnoh's supposed to be the cold region. Slightly less so in ''Platinum'' since she now wears a jacket that looks like it could keep her warm... if she didn't keep her legs exposed by wearing a skirt.
* ThePollyanna: Has very upbeat dialogue as an NPC despite having to combat Team Galactic on several occasions.
* HairDecorations: Dawn's clips.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MiniDressOfPower: It's a ''little'' too short for her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* ThemeNaming: Dawn comes from the time of day the sun rises, and "Hikari" is just Japanese for "light".
* {{Tsundere}}: As an [=NPC=]. Type B: often sweet, but ''very mad'' when she gets angry.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to the games gives her either the Turtwig or Chimchar lines. In several adaptations she consistently has the Piplup line, and on [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure one occasion]] had the Chimchar line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.

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* DangerouslyShortSkirt: It barely covers her thighs and it's not even weather appropriate due MeaningfulAppearance: In contrast to Sinnoh being colder than Hugh's [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyes]], Nate's brown eyes imply he is the previous regions. Even when ''Platinum'' gave her a coat, she keeps more agreeable, level headed of the short skirt with no fear of freezing her exposed legs.
duo.
* ExposedToTheElements: Especially since Sinnoh's supposed TheSmartGuy: His approach to be the cold region. Slightly less so in ''Platinum'' since she now wears a jacket that looks like it could keep her warm... if she didn't keep her legs exposed by wearing a skirt.
* ThePollyanna: Has very upbeat dialogue
double battles as an NPC despite having to combat Team Galactic on several occasions.
* HairDecorations: Dawn's clips.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MiniDressOfPower: It's a ''little'' too short for her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Barry, having grown up as childhood friends.
* ThemeNaming: Dawn comes from
in the time of day the sun rises, and "Hikari" is just Japanese for "light".
Battle Subway.
* {{Tsundere}}: As an [=NPC=]. Type B: often sweet, but ''very mad'' when she gets angry.
SpearCounterpart: To Rosa.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Shares facial features in common with his mother.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to Emboar from the games gives her either animated trailer, being the Turtwig or Chimchar lines. In several adaptations she consistently has starter he chose. Both his manga counterparts chose the Piplup Oshawott line, and on [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure one occasion]] had the Chimchar line.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.
however.



[[folder:Barry (Jun)]]
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TheRival of ''Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum''. Barry is an impatient and hyperactive young man who always seems to be in a rush. His dream is to become the Pokémon League Champion, and ''especially'' wants to achieve it as fast as possible. However, his genuine talent at raising Pokémon is offset by his haste and lack of patience, and his preference for brute force over strategy.

He has several counterparts in different mediums, and corresponds to Pearl in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.

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[[folder:Barry (Jun)]]
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[[folder:Rosa (Mei)]]
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TheRival of ''Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum''. Barry
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->Voiced by: Creator/AkiToyosaki (JP), Creator/LisaOrtiz (EN) (promo)

Rosa
is an impatient and hyperactive a young man who always seems girl living in Aspertia City with her childhood friend Hugh. At the start of the game, she sets off with Hugh to be collect her first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and she starts her journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Nate, Rosa will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. She will join the player
in a rush. His dream is to become Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, she will give the Pokémon League Champion, player the Vs. Recorder.

Rosa, like Hilda, hasn't appeared in other adaptations
and ''especially'' wants to achieve it as fast as possible. However, his genuine talent at raising Pokémon is offset by his haste and lack of patience, and his preference for brute force over strategy.

He
the third girl that does not appear in the anime. She only has several counterparts in different mediums, and corresponds to Pearl in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.one counterpart: Whitley from the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga.



* {{Adorkable}}: How energetic he is gives him this.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: After barging into your room in ''Platinum'' he stops himself in the middle of a sentence to comment on your new laptop. In a later scene, he gets distracted again by one of those cut-outs in which tourists take pictures in.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just when it looks like you'll have to face Jupiter and Mars alone atop of Mt. Coronet, guess who shows up and heals you afterwards?
* CatchPhrase:
** "What was that about?"
** And briefly, "I'm fining you [large amount of money] if you're late!" This is by far his most iconic line, however, to the point where it carries on to all of his other counterparts.
* CharacterDevelopment: As the story goes on, he becomes more patient and less hasty. He also becomes better at creating strategies and learning from his losses.
* CrashIntoHello: Your rival's normal way of greeting you. {{Lampshaded}} during one of your mid-game encounters with him, where he ''doesn't'' crash into you and gleefully points this out, asking if you were surprised.
--> '''''"Thud!!"'''''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is so dorky and impatient that it's easy to forget that he is the ''second strongest'' trainer to have appeared in the series, right after Red.
* DumbBlonde: Downplayed, as he is not that dumb, but he is quite impulsive.
* FightingYourFriend: Basically, what you do with him. It defines your relationship.
* FriendlyRivalry: With the player character.
* GenerationXerox: He looks and acts like his father, right down to the CrashIntoHello.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's one of the main heroes and is blonde.
* HeroicBSOD: The events at Lake Acuity send him into one due to failing to stop Team Galactic, and it takes the poor kid a while to snap out of it.
* HotBlooded: He's always eager to fight, as his Platinum animation shows.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Barry:''' If you're not a Pokémon, and you run like that, you're a bad guy.
* {{Keet}}: Especially at the very beginning. He learns to tone down his hyperactivity slightly by the end, though he's still extremely energetic.
* TheRival: He's this of the Gen IV Trainers.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a scarf and you will battle him a few times.
* ScheduleFanatic: Times ''everything'' you do!
* SharedFamilyQuirks: It turns out his father, Palmer, is just as hasty and has a tendency to be late just like him.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With Palmer.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Though not portrayed negatively. His way of banging into everything and everyone is a pretty obvious reference to how player characters tend to run or bike absolutely everywhere to speed things along, often running into things as a result. All those [=NPCs=] who mention how impatient he is? They might just say the same thing about you, except they're too polite to say it to your face.
* TookALevelInBadass: When ''Platinum'' was first released, the levels of Barry's team actually exceeded ''Red's''. Although Red regained his title again in the ''Gold and Silver'' remakes, that still makes Barry the second toughest opponent in the series, with a mere couple of levels difference between their teams once you've beaten the Elite Four at least 20 times.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to the games gives him the Turtwig line. His counterparts in the adaptations have no consistent theme and have been seen with any of the three Sinnoh starters.

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* {{Adorkable}}: How energetic he is gives him this.
DistaffCounterpart: To Nate.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: After barging into your room in ''Platinum'' he stops himself DreadfulMusician: In Omakes, [[http://collectorblackjackwantstobattle.tumblr.com/post/86586719520/rosa-should-ask-roxie-for-lessons even Meloetta can't her voice]].
* GenkiGirl: As an NPC
in the middle of a sentence Battle Subway.
* GirlyGirl: Her design is more traditionally feminine compared
to comment on your new laptop. In a later scene, he gets distracted again by one of those cut-outs in which tourists take pictures in.her predecessor Hilda.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just when it looks like you'll have to face Jupiter and Mars alone atop of Mt. Coronet, guess who shows up and heals you afterwards?
* CatchPhrase:
** "What was that about?"
** And briefly, "I'm fining you [large amount of money] if you're late!" This is by far his most iconic line, however, to the point where it carries on to all of his other counterparts.
* CharacterDevelopment: As the story goes on, he becomes more patient and less hasty. He also becomes better at creating strategies and learning from his losses.
* CrashIntoHello: Your rival's normal way of greeting you. {{Lampshaded}} during one of your mid-game encounters with him, where he ''doesn't'' crash into you and gleefully points this out, asking if you were surprised.
--> '''''"Thud!!"'''''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is so dorky and impatient that it's easy to forget that he is the ''second strongest'' trainer to have appeared
HairDecorations: Has yellow bands in the series, right after Red.
* DumbBlonde: Downplayed, as he is not that dumb, but he is quite impulsive.
* FightingYourFriend: Basically, what you do with him. It defines your relationship.
* FriendlyRivalry: With the player character.
* GenerationXerox: He looks and acts like his father, right down to the CrashIntoHello.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's one of the main heroes and is blonde.
* HeroicBSOD: The events at Lake Acuity send him into one due to failing to stop Team Galactic, and it takes the poor kid a while to snap out of it.
her hair.
* HotBlooded: He's always eager to fight, as his Platinum animation shows.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Barry:'''
If you're not a Pokémon, and you run the promo trailer is any indication. Her sprite implies it too.
* OdangoHair: Combined with GirlishPigtails, rather
like that, you're [[Franchise/SailorMoon a bad guy.
certain famous]] MagicalGirlWarrior.
* {{Keet}}: Especially at PimpedOutDress: The princess costume she wears in the very beginning. He learns to tone down his hyperactivity slightly by the end, though he's still extremely energetic.
* TheRival: He's this
Pokéstar Studios movie "Mystery Doors of the Gen IV Trainers.
Magical Land".
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He RapunzelHair: The twintails hanging under her hair buns goes down almost to her waist. Imagine how long it would be if she undid the buns...
* TightsUnderShorts: She
wears a scarf and you will battle him a few times.
* ScheduleFanatic: Times ''everything'' you do!
* SharedFamilyQuirks: It turns out his father, Palmer, is just as hasty and has a tendency to be late just like him.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With Palmer.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Though not portrayed negatively. His way of banging into everything and everyone is a pretty obvious reference to how player characters tend to run or bike absolutely everywhere to speed things along, often running into things as a result. All those [=NPCs=] who mention how impatient he is? They might just say the same thing about you, except they're too polite to say it to your face.
* TookALevelInBadass: When ''Platinum'' was first released, the levels of Barry's team actually exceeded ''Red's''. Although Red regained his title again in the ''Gold and Silver'' remakes, that still makes Barry the second toughest opponent in the series, with a mere couple of levels difference between their teams once you've beaten the Elite Four at least 20 times.
[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culottes culottes]] over her tights.
* WeaponOfChoice: Artwork pertaining to Serperior in the animated trailer, which would fit in with the games gives him the Turtwig line. His counterparts in the adaptations since she would have no consistent theme and have been seen with any of the three Sinnoh starters.Snivy line if as the protagonist Nate chose Tepig. She also gets the Snivy line in a Kotobukiya figure.



!!Generation V

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%%* The Ace: To their trio.
* ButNowIMustGo: Offscreen one in between Black and White and the sequels where s/he leaves Unova to find N.
* BrokenStreak: Prior to these guys, all of the player characters were around the ages of 11-12. Hilbert and Hilda are in their mid-teens according to the English instruction manual for ''Black and White'', and started a new streak of player characters being in their mid-to late teens.
* TheCameo: You team up with the character you didn't pick during Tag Battles in the Battle Subway, but they don't appear in a plot-relevant capacity.
* TheChosenOne: N seems to believe so, considering them a "hero of legend" much like himself, and Zekrom/Reshiram confirms it.
* DemotedToExtra: Out of all of the protagonists in the series, these two have had the least spotlight. Their cameos in ''Black 2 and White 2'' were {{dummied out}}, they were the first pair of protagonists to not appear in even so much as a cameo in the show or movies, Leaf notwithstanding, and as mentioned above the character you didn't pick is, unlike in almost every other main-series game, just a regular NPC you can tag up with in the Battle Subway. They do have the honor of being the only protagonist since Red to be mentioned by more than one person in a future game though, and contribute to the plot of it in some form.
* DisappearedDad: As the protagonist. Interestingly enough, if you check out the television in their room before choosing your starter, it mentions their father bought it. He never appears in the game, though.
* EyeObscuringHat: Their battle sprites appear to purposely invoke Red, for reasons unknown.
* TheGhost: In the sequels. They are referenced here and there, but are nowhere to be found.
* TheHero: ''Black and White'' heavily emphasizes their role as the hero in the story more than normal, to the point that they are to capture the plot-relevant Legendary of the specific game version (Reshiram in ''Black'', Zekrom in ''White'') to oppose N's.
* PowerTrio: The player is TheKirk between the calm and focused [[TheSpock Cheren]], and the kind and open-hearted [[TheMcCoy Bianca]]. Bianca and Cheren respect Hilbert/Hilda as the best battler among them, and as the person who always seems to know what they are doing.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: If Memory Link is enabled, the Player Character's name is this in the sequel games.
* MeaningfulName:
** For the players, Hilbert means "magnificent in battle" or "battle bright." Hilda means "Battle Maiden." Touya and Touko come from "fight" (which makes their English names fitting), "transparent" or "untainted" which establishes their role as the middle and leader of the group.
** For the rivals, Cheren and Bianca mean roughly black and white respectively.
* NiceGuy:
** Their characterization as an NPC implies this, as they're polite and supportive.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_2_and_White_2_beta#Quotes Cut content]] from ''Black 2 and White 2'' had them be even more of this, with their character being a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser.
* NiceHat: It's a simple, standard cap worn in a straight way, reminiscent of Red's original NiceHat.
* PutOnABus: In ''Black 2 and White 2'' (instead of a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo). According to their mother, they left Unova to search for N.
* ShipTease: With N in both their game and the sequel, [[PurelyAestheticGender regardless of gender]]. In the first game, they're instrumental in bringing about N's CharacterDevelopment and he gains a strong fascination towards them due to the fact that they don't fit the mold of a Pokemon trainer as he's been raised to see it (i.e., cruel and abusive individuals who only see Pokemon as tools). Taken further in the sequel, wherein N mentions that "there's a trainer who he wants to tell how he feels" (with the context of the whole situation meaning that he could ''only'' be talking about the previous game's player character) and Hilda/Hilbert has flat out left Unova just to find him.
* SuddenlyVoiced:
** When you enter Dragonspiral Tower, what appears to be internal dialogue states that "Something's... going wild at the top of the tower...?" Additionally, when Tornadus/Thundurus first appear and they're invited into the old lady's house on Route 7, the seem to mention that the soup is "delicious" and "jam-packed with vegetables."
** NPC Hilbert and Hilda also speak.
** Dialogue in the cut ''Black 2 and White 2'' Tournament had them speaking in a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser fashion.
---> "I just lucked into winning... Isn't that how it felt?"
* ThreeAmigos: The player character of either gender along with Cheren and Bianca.
* WeaponOfChoice: In adaptations, Hilbert is often given the Tepig or Oshawott lines. Hilda, on the other hand, has been given the Snivy and Tepig lines in occasions. Their endgame incarnations have been paired with both Reshiram and Zekrom, in various combinations; Hilbert is generally associated more strongly with Zekrom, [[spoiler:thanks to ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'']].

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!!Generation V

VI

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%%*
Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista:
The Ace: To their trio.
* ButNowIMustGo: Offscreen one in between Black and White and the sequels where s/he leaves Unova to find N.
* BrokenStreak: Prior to these guys, all of the
player can customize both characters were around the ages of 11-12. Hilbert and Hilda are in their mid-teens according to the English instruction manual for ''Black and White'', and started a new streak of player characters being in their mid-to late teens.
* TheCameo: You team up with the character you didn't pick during Tag Battles in the Battle Subway, but they don't appear
in a plot-relevant capacity.
* TheChosenOne: N seems
variety of clothing from casual, to believe so, considering them a "hero of legend" much like himself, extremely professional, and Zekrom/Reshiram confirms it.
* DemotedToExtra: Out
in some cases elegant. And, of all of the protagonists in the series, these two have had the least spotlight. Their cameos in ''Black 2 and White 2'' were {{dummied out}}, they were the first pair of protagonists to not appear in even so much as a cameo in the show or movies, Leaf notwithstanding, and as mentioned above the character you didn't pick is, unlike in almost every other main-series game, just a regular NPC course, you can tag up with in the Battle Subway. They do have the honor kick plenty of being the only protagonist since Red to be mentioned by more than one person in a future game though, and contribute to the plot of it in some form.
* DisappearedDad: As the protagonist. Interestingly enough, if you check out the television in their room before choosing your starter, it mentions their father bought it. He never appears in the game, though.
* EyeObscuringHat: Their battle sprites appear to purposely invoke Red, for reasons unknown.
ass while dressed as such.
* TheGhost: In the sequels. They are referenced here and there, but are nowhere to be found.
* TheHero: ''Black and White'' heavily emphasizes their role as the hero in the story more than normal, to the point that they are to capture the plot-relevant Legendary of the specific game version (Reshiram in ''Black'', Zekrom in ''White'') to oppose N's.
* PowerTrio:
AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The player is TheKirk between will be superior to their rival counterpart when it comes to battling, and will always have a more completed Pokedex than Trevor.
* BackToBackBadasses: The player will just as frequently team up with their rival as they will battle against them.
* BreakTheHaughty: Despite being straightforward with training and actively getting stronger while doing everything right, your rival can never beat you and they'll always question why.
* CantCatchUp: Your rival will go through a good deal of existential angst over losing to you when you beat him/her in a battle for
the calm Mega Ring.
* ChickMagnet: As is the case with many recent protagonists, the PC gets ShipTease with a good number of females. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Unusually, however, this isn't just the case with Calem]]. (Albeit it not being as blatant when directed towards her.)
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Unlike Tierno, Trevor,
and Shauna, who have their own priorities, the rival will actively try to foil Team Flare's schemes, not unlike the player themselves.
* ColorMotif: Calem's default outfit has colors resembling Xerneas while Serena's default outfit has colors resembling Yveltal, their outfits can also be customized to suit the player's own personal personality or elemental preferences.
%%* CoolShades: Wears a pair over his/her hat.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A possibility for those who choose the darkest skin color and have their hair dyed at the hair salon.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Also an option if one who picks the darkest skintone and gets their hair dyed.
* DeadpanSnarker: As a Rival.
* DeclarationOfProtection: The rival will feel it is their duty to look after and protect their friends from people like Team Flare.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Zig-Zagged. [[spoiler:At the end, after defeating Diantha, the PlayerCharacter, TheRival, and the other three are treated to a parade and are personally given the "Honor of Kalos" as thanks for taking down Team Flare.]] In the Battle Chateau, however, an AlphaBitch trainer will talk trash about your clothes saying "Did you dress yourself in the dark or dig them out of the garbage" regardless whether or not if you're the most stylish trainer in all of Kalos with the most expensive chic clothing.
* AFatherToHisMen: The player's ability to utilize the Mega Ring implies that they share a special bond of trust and friendship with their Pokémon.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: ''Much'' more so than the others listed here. Even their ''skin color'' is mutable at character creation, and virtually everything else about their appearance can be changed at will at any point during the game. It's very unlikely that any two given Gen VI protags will look exactly alike, especially when comparing players who have unlocked everything.
* FiveManBand: With a 2:3 female to male ratio with the opposite gendered player characters and the 3 friendly rivals as a departure from the usual PowerTrio of the only having one rival. The Player and the opposite gendered Rival trade off on TheLeader and TheLancer roles. Shauna is TheChick as the most supportive, and girly member. Tierno is TheBigGuy for both his large size, and his focus on dancing moves that all either boost offensive ability, or are strong attacking moves. Trevor is TheSmartGuy who is more
focused on finishing the Pokedex and learning about new types of Pokémon. They even fit the [[ColorCodedCharacters stereotypes color-wise]] with the leader and lancer as red and blue, big as yellow, smart as green, and chick as pink.
* FreudianTrio: The Player is [[TheKirk Ego]], The Rival is
[[TheSpock Cheren]], Super Ego]] and the kind and open-hearted Shauna is [[TheMcCoy Bianca]]. Bianca Id]].
* GoodCounterpart: To Lysandre, the Team Flare Boss. Both of them start out as Sycamore's disciples, run errands for the man,
and Cheren respect Hilbert/Hilda as the best battler among them, and as the person who always seems at some point become able to know what use Mega Evolution. The difference in how they are doing.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: If Memory Link is enabled, the Player Character's name is
acquire Mega Evolution exemplify this in best; while Lysandre uses a contraption to force his Pokémon to Mega Evolve, the sequel games.
* MeaningfulName:
** For
protagonist is able to use it through the players, Hilbert means "magnificent in battle" or "battle bright." Hilda means "Battle Maiden." Touya Mega Ring, and Touko come from "fight" (which makes their English names fitting), "transparent" or "untainted" which establishes their role as the middle and leader of the group.
** For the rivals, Cheren and Bianca mean roughly black and white respectively.
* NiceGuy:
** Their characterization as an NPC implies this, as they're polite and supportive.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_2_and_White_2_beta#Quotes Cut content]] from ''Black 2 and White 2'' had them be even more of this,
bond with their character being a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser.
* NiceHat: It's a simple, standard cap worn in a straight way, reminiscent of Red's original NiceHat.
* PutOnABus: In ''Black 2 and White 2'' (instead of a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo). According
Pokémon to bring out true strength.
* GogglesDoNothing: As the player, they have sunglasses on
their mother, they left Unova to search for N.
* ShipTease: With N in both their game and the sequel, [[PurelyAestheticGender regardless of gender]]. In the first game, they're instrumental in bringing about N's CharacterDevelopment and he gains a strong fascination towards them due to the fact that they don't fit the mold of a Pokemon trainer
hat as he's been raised to see it (i.e., cruel and abusive individuals who only see Pokemon as tools). Taken further in the sequel, wherein N mentions that "there's a trainer who he wants to tell how he feels" (with the context part of the whole situation meaning that he could ''only'' be talking about the previous game's player character) and Hilda/Hilbert has flat out left Unova just default outfit.
%%* GrayEyes: By default. In Calem's case related
to find him.his MeaningfulName below.
* SuddenlyVoiced:
** When you enter Dragonspiral Tower, what appears to be internal
TheHero: As the player character.
* HumbleHero: Though it doesn't have an effect on the story, there are a few
dialogue states options at certain points that "Something's... going wild at the top of the tower...?" Additionally, when Tornadus/Thundurus first appear and they're invited into the old lady's house on Route 7, the seem to mention that the soup is "delicious" and "jam-packed with vegetables."
** NPC Hilbert and Hilda also speak.
** Dialogue in the cut ''Black 2 and White 2'' Tournament had them speaking in a HumbleHero and GracefulLoser fashion.
---> "I just lucked into winning... Isn't that how it felt?"
are more modest than others.
* ThreeAmigos: IconicItem: The player character eventually assumes possession of either gender along with Cheren and Bianca.the Mega Ring. The rival later gains possession of one post-game.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The rival will become slightly envious of the player, realizing that the player was simply meant for greater things than they are.
* {{Immortality}}: In the postgame, Sycamore says that the group were exposed to Team Flare's machine, meaning that they might have become immortal.
* InformedAttractiveness: Eventually, after performing enough stylish actions, many establishments around Lumiose City will comment in awe of how stylish the player is, even if you've never changed your hair or clothes since rolling out of bed.
* InSeriesNickname: Near the beginning of the game, the player can create a nickname for the rest of the group to refer to them by.
* TheLeader: Whoever the rival is will initially serve this role; Levelheaded type, while the player starts off as their {{Lancer}}.

** The PlayerCharacter turns into a Charismatic type over the course of the game, with everyone, even the rival who has now been demoted to TheLancer, looking up to them.
* LegacyCharacter: Looker presents the player with the codename "Looker" after he leaves Kalos.
* LonerTurnedFriend: As a rival, they act rather aloof from the beginning, mainly focusing on training rather than hanging around. By the time you take down Team Flare, however, they have a change in attitude and become more personable with the rest of the gang.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Mega Rings, used to activate Mega Evolution.
* MeaningfulName: Calem and Serena's names (both in English and Japanese) come from the words "calm" and "serene," respectively.
** Their promotional names Xavier and Yvonne are fairly common [[FantasyCounterPartCulture French names]] that start with X and Y. Their respective meanings have no other correlation.
* NaiveNewcomer: As usual, the player character starts off completely new to Pokémon training, but they are also implied to be new to much of the Kalos Region as well. Luckily their rival will show them the ropes.
* NiceHat: Interestingly, only the player keeps the hat.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The rival starts to feel this way during the fight with Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.
--> ''"But if I keep relying on you like this, going on this journey will lose its meaning..."''
* ProtagonistPowerupPrivileges: As the PlayerCharacter, they are the only one of the five who gets to use the Mega Evolution mechanic. Justified given that they defeated the other candidate and there was only one ring available at the time. As a rival, they get access to Mega Evolution Post-game.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: The Rival starts off as the member with the most experience, but after you finally battle, it becomes clear that the player has overtaken them.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The rival will be the Blue Oni to the player's Red Oni. The player, however, will be the Blue Oni to Shauna's Red.
* TheRival: The one you don't play as appears as such, and they mainly focus on getting stronger than you.
* RollerBladeGood: The player gets a pair early on, and can learn an assortment of awesome tricks like backflips and swirls.
* RookieRedRanger: Despite being the group's newest member, the player character quickly becomes its most capable battler.
* SilentProtagonist: Played with. You don't have explicit pre-created dialogue like the [=NPCs=] do but the options this generation are far more specific than in previous gens.
* ShipTease: With each other, and the player character with Shauna.
* SuperMode: The first protagonists to be able to use Mega Evolution [[labelnote]] Although Red can Mega Evolve his Starters in ''Sun and Moon'', he is not a playable character at that point. [[/labelnote]]
* TeamDad: The rival, who leads by example, and likes to protect rather than support.
* TeamMom: The player. The few dialogue options available to the player will always have one gentle, supportive option.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Calem, Serena and Shauna. Each of them receives one of the three starter Pokémon.
* TheUnchosenOne: The rival really wants to be TheChosenOne, but unfortunately for them, it would seem the player already holds the position.
* VagueAge: Even more true than other protagonists, and in some ways for Serena even ''more'' true than Calem, thanks to the VirtualPaperDoll feature. Some outfit-and-hair combinations can make Serena look like a [[Characters/PokemonAnimeOriginalSeries certain other 10-year-old tomboy]] in the franchise or make her and Calem look ''younger'' than even Red (Serena's "cute" clothes + pigtails are good at this), while others, particularly ones from Lumiose and Snowbelle, can make him/her look practically like a college student. By default s/he has the air of a mid-teen, however.
** Post-game, a girl named Emma is introduced who is explicitly sixteen years-old. She treats the player with respect, as if they are older, but judging from appearances, the player character is of similar height and looks, implying they are somewhere very close to her age.
* VirtualPaperDoll: In addition to choosing their skin color, the player can dress their selected character in a variety of different outfits.
* WeaponOfChoice: In adaptations, Hilbert is often given The protagonist actually gets three: the Tepig or Oshawott lines. Hilda, on Kalos Starter, a Kanto Starter, and Mega Lucario. The rival has the other hand, has been given starter and Mega Absol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Your rival receives one of
the Snivy Kanto starters from Sycamore and Tepig lines the fossil you didn't pick in occasions. Their endgame incarnations Glittering Cave, but they never use them.
** They also
have been paired with both Reshiram a Fletchling and Zekrom, in various combinations; Hilbert is generally associated more strongly with Zekrom, [[spoiler:thanks to ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'']].catch a Bunnelby during the tutorial, and never use them again.



[[folder:Hilbert (Touya)]]

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The main character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and White]]''. Hilbert is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do his ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. He will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on his Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilbert will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilbert will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling his childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilbert will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilbert will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilbert also battles Team Plasma at various stages of his journey. Ultimately, Hilbert is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilbert appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Hilbert never received an Anime Counterpart, though he has had several manga character based of him. The most prominent incarnation is Black from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Others counterparts appearing in various manga: Monta from the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW, Touya from the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends, Shin from the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder and Hiro from the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

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The male main character (and rival if you choose Serena) of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young man has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along with his mother, Grace. Given his mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and White]]''. Hilbert is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do his ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. He will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Juniper. After setting off on Sycamore decides he's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Calem summoned to his Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilbert will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; laboratory in return for its completion, Hilbert will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling
Lumiose City.

Calem hasn't appeared in anime adaptations, but
his childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilbert will also meet a man known clothes served as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilbert will battle several times during the course one of the game. Hilbert also battles Team Plasma at various stages of his journey. Ultimately, Hilbert is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilbert appears as the player's partner
[[WholeCostumeReference inspirations for Ash's new outfit]] in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride ''Pokémon X and Y'' anime (the other inspiration is Red's ''[=FireRed & LeafGreen=]'' costume). His counterpart in the Multi-Train.

Hilbert never received an Anime Counterpart, though he has had several
''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga character based of him. The most prominent incarnation is Black from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Others counterparts appearing in various manga: Monta from the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW, Touya from the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends, Shin from the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder and Hiro from the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~simply called "X".



* TheAllAmericanBoy: Middle Example. Generally because [[EagleLand Unova is based in North America]]. From what can be assumed about his personality or from his NPC appearance, he's an {{Everyman}} teenager from a small town, naive but charming and always polite. It's also implied he acts like an older brother to his friends, especially for Bianca and some other {{NPC}}s in the game.
* BigBrotherMentor: Seems to be intended to have this kind of relationship with Bianca and occasionally Cheren (despite both of them being the same age).
* ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! In addition, his outfit is highlighted with black.
* DeathGlare: [[http://pokescans.tumblr.com/post/34433979583/gamefreak-art-set-clearfile In the Game Freak art set clearfile]], Hilbert gives this to [[HateAtFirstSight Ghetsis]] in his introduction about Pokémon.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: To Cheren, when he's the player character.
* HotBlooded: Not necessarily in the games (in fact, the official website and Coro Coro magazine called him "Smart", Japanese {{Engrish}} for "Sophisticated" or "Cool tempered"), but his five manga counterparts are definitely HotBlooded.
* MeaningfulName:
** His NPC CanonName Hilbert is a SpearCounterpart to the female trainer's Hilda. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** His promotional name Blair sounds like Black, and means field or battlefield.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Bianca, when he's the player character.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: {{Downplayed}} and Zigzagged. Cheren's very insecure about himself and has the more [[{{Bishonen}} feminine figure of the two]], while Hilbert's (implied to be) much more confident and relaxed with his goals of life, though Cheren tends to be portrayed as a [[JerkassBall jerk]] and Hilbert as nice in their dynamic. Their [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/PokemonAdventures Adventures Counterparts]] play this trope straight. And also he with N in same way.
* SpearCounterpart: To Hilda. Their default names are {{gender flip}}s of each other in both Japanese and English, and he was designed after Hilda to complement her.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Cheren and Bianca if he's the main character. In contrast to Cheren, Hilbert will always be certain and justified in his goals, and Cheren will become slightly frustrated with his own shortcomings compared to his friend.
* WeaponOfChoice: His manga counterparts have been seen with all three of the Unova starters, but Tepig stands out the most, being his starter in three different series.

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* TheAllAmericanBoy: Middle Example. Generally because [[EagleLand Unova AnimeHair: {{Averted}}. He's one of the few male protagonists to have a normal hairstyle. Even his alternate hairstyles don't really get all that crazy (certainly nothing approaching Nate).
* {{Bishonen}}: Compared to other male protagonists of previous generations, he really
is based in North America]]. From what very good-looking, which can be assumed about help contribute to the "older" side of his personality or from his NPC appearance, VagueAge.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Not overly long, but still there.
** TallDarkAndHandsome: He is not as tall as some {{NPC}}s, but he is tallest of the main group, appearing taller than Tierno.
* BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit heavily features blue.
* ColorCodedCharacters: His primary color and speech balloon (when
he's an {{Everyman}} teenager from a small town, naive but charming and always polite. It's also implied he acts like an older brother to his friends, especially for Bianca and some other {{NPC}}s in the game.
* BigBrotherMentor: Seems to be intended to have this kind of relationship with Bianca and occasionally Cheren (despite both of them being the same age).
rival) are blue.
* ColorMotif: Red, He wears blue, white and blue, baby! In addition, his outfit is highlighted red, the same colors as the French flag.
* TheDandy: Can be played this way
with black.
* DeathGlare: [[http://pokescans.tumblr.com/post/34433979583/gamefreak-art-set-clearfile In
the Game Freak art set clearfile]], Hilbert gives this to [[HateAtFirstSight Ghetsis]] in his introduction about Pokémon.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: To Cheren, when he's the player character.
* HotBlooded: Not necessarily in the games (in fact, the official website and Coro Coro magazine called him "Smart", Japanese {{Engrish}} for "Sophisticated" or "Cool tempered"), but his five manga counterparts are definitely HotBlooded.
* MeaningfulName:
** His NPC CanonName Hilbert is a SpearCounterpart to the female trainer's Hilda. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** His promotional name Blair sounds like Black, and means field or battlefield.
Trainer customization feature.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Bianca, Shauna when he's the player character.
Rival.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: {{Downplayed}} and Zigzagged. Cheren's very insecure about himself and has the more [[{{Bishonen}} feminine figure of the two]], while Hilbert's (implied to be) much more confident and relaxed with his goals of life, though Cheren tends to be portrayed as a [[JerkassBall jerk]] and Hilbert as nice in their dynamic. Their [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/PokemonAdventures Adventures Counterparts]] play this trope straight. And also he with N in same way.
* SpearCounterpart: To Hilda. Their
PrimaryColorChampion: Calem's default names are {{gender flip}}s of each other in both Japanese outfit is predominantly blue and English, red.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: By default, Calem looks
and dresses similarly to Hilbert. At least he was designed after Hilda to complement her.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With
can be customized for those who wanted more variety. As the rival he acts more like Cheren and Bianca if he's the main character. In contrast to Cheren, Hilbert will always be certain and justified in his goals, and Cheren will become slightly frustrated with his own shortcomings compared to his friend.
instead.
* WeaponOfChoice: His manga counterparts have been seen Art from the games shows him with all three of the Unova starters, Froakie line and Charmander line, and his clothes are thematically similar to Xerneas. Ash wearing his clothes in the anime also had Froakie. However in both ''Generations'' and ''Adventures'' his equivalent keeps Charmander, but Tepig stands out the most, being his starter in three different series. has Chespin instead of Froakie.



[[folder:Hilda (Touko)]]

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The main character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and White]]''. Hilda is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do her ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. She will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilda will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilda also battles Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. Ultimately, Hilda is recognized as a heroine by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilda appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Unlike the females of other gens, Hilda never received an Anime Counterpart. She has only had one counterpart appearing in the manga, White from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.

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[[folder:Serena]]

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The female main character (and rival if you choose Calem) of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young lady has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along with her mother, Grace. Given her mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and White]]''. Hilda is a teenager who lives in Nuvema Town, as do her ChildhoodFriends, Cheren and Bianca. She will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at Sycamore decides she's the same time as Cheren perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel has Serena summoned to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during
his journey, Hilda will also meet a man known laboratory in Lumiose City.

[[YoungerAndHipper A younger version]] of Serena served
as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during the course one of the game. Hilda also battles Team Plasma at various stages protagonists in the ''Pokémon XY'' [[Characters/PokemonXY anime]] (and, as the run concluded, went on to become one of the most notable and discussed characters in the history of the franchise largely because of her journey. Ultimately, Hilda is recognized as a heroine by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

If not chosen as the player, Hilda appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.

Unlike the females of other gens, Hilda never received an Anime Counterpart. She has only had one
much more prominent romance with Ash, including its climax). Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart appearing in the manga, White from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.is simply called "Y".




* ColorMotif: Red, white and blue, baby! But also with extra emphasis on white with some black.
* CoolBigSis: Seems to be intended to be seen as this toward Bianca and Cheren, though they're the same age as her.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Hilbert. Their names are even {{GenderFlip}}s of each other.
* ExposedToTheElements: During the winter months and whenever she pays the Cold Storage a visit. Especially noteworthy in the latter case, as the Workers there are all wearing protective clothing and Cheren and Zinzolin won't stop griping about how cold it is.
* HairAntennae: On her ponytail. Shown a bit more in [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/df/Battle_Subway_artwork.png this official art of a Battle Subway scene]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Bianca as the player character.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her NPC CanonName Hilda is a DistaffCounterpart to the male trainer's Hilbert. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** Her promotional name Whitlea sounds like White, and coincidentally also means white clearing or field.
* MsFanservice: The first female protagonist in the series to be in her teens, she has HartmanHips, and wears light clothing and [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cheren as the player character.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When she's the main character, her mother has her eye and hair color. They even have the same pose while talking through the Xtransceiver.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Bianca's Girly Girl, at least if her design is any indication; she wears shorts, a black vest, and hiking boots, while Bianca has more overtly feminine mannerisms and clothes.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: At least, her design seems to suggest so. She wears more outdoorsy clothes like shorts, hiking boots, a black vest and baseball cap, but many of her clothes and accessories have a bit of pink on them.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With Cheren and Bianca. Hilda will serve as a sharp contrast to Bianca, being the more competent and confident of the two.
* WeaponOfChoice: Tepig. Her sole manga counterpart has one ([[spoiler:though it later ditches her and she gets the Snivy line instead]]), and a [[http://www.moetron.com/post/153023496588/rosa-w-snivy-hilda-w-tepig-artfx-j-figures figurine]] pairs her with a Tepig.

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\n* ColorMotif: Red, white BareYourMidriff: All the Parka and blue, baby! But also with extra emphasis on white with some black.
Halter top options give her this.
* CoolBigSis: Seems to be intended to be seen as this toward Bianca and Cheren, though they're the same age as her.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Hilbert. Their names are even {{GenderFlip}}s
{{Bifauxnen}}: A few of each other.
* ExposedToTheElements: During the winter months and whenever she pays the Cold Storage a visit. Especially noteworthy in the latter case, as the Workers there are all wearing protective
her clothing and Cheren and Zinzolin won't stop griping about how cold it is.
* HairAntennae: On
options can give her ponytail. Shown a bit more in [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/df/Battle_Subway_artwork.png this official art of a Battle Subway scene]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Bianca
look, such as the player character.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her NPC CanonName Hilda is a DistaffCounterpart to
shirt-and-tie combos at the male trainer's Hilbert. The 'Hil' means 'battle.'
** Her promotional name Whitlea sounds like White, and coincidentally also means white clearing or field.
Lumiose boutique.
* MsFanservice: The first female protagonist in the series to be in her teens, she has HartmanHips, and wears light clothing and [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cheren as the player character.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When she's the main character, her mother has her eye and
BoyishShortHair: A hair color. They even have option at the same pose while talking through the Xtransceiver.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Bianca's Girly Girl, at least if her design is any indication; she wears shorts, a black vest, and hiking boots, while Bianca has more overtly feminine mannerisms and clothes.
barbershop.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: At least, CensorShadow: Allows Serena to effectively combine [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short skirts]] and roller-blading without any threat of exposure.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Her primary color and speech balloons (when she's the rival) are red.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her default outfit, as well as every single dress or skirt option.
* FamilyThemeNaming: In the English versions, combining
her design seems to suggest so. She wears more outdoorsy clothes like shorts, hiking boots, a black vest name and baseball cap, but many her mother's will result in two words one letter away from an existing Pokémon Ability-Serene Grace.
* {{Fanservice}}: Some
of her clothes clothing options lean in this direction.
* TheFashionista: She's the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/pxy-trainer-customization.html poster child]] of the Trainer customization feature,
and accessories have a bit of pink on them.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With Cheren
there are ''far'' more clothing and Bianca. Hilda will serve hair styles available if you're playing as her [[MenswearGhetto rather than Calem]].
* GirlishPigtails: Becomes an option at the barbershop after the player becomes sufficiently stylish.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: As Rival with Shauna.
* LittleBlackDress: One of her outfits you can get when she's the protagonist. It's even called the Little Black Dress.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Can be pulled off with the tights or leggings while customizing. Her stockings also act similar.
* StockingFiller: Her default thigh-high stockings or as they're labeled in game, "OTK (Over The Knee) Socks," and about
a sharp contrast to Bianca, being third of all the sock options.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Considered this with
the more competent revealing outfits and confident of short skirt.
* TightsUnderShorts: Can be pulled off with tights or leggings while [[VirtualPaperDoll customizing]].
* TomboyishPonytail: As
the two.
rival. As the player character, you can also style her hair as such at the barbershop if the player is sufficiently stylish.
* WeaponOfChoice: Tepig. Her sole manga counterpart has one ([[spoiler:though it later ditches her and she gets the Snivy The Fennekin line instead]]), in most artwork and adaptations, with the exception of Adventures where it's the Froakie line. Squirtle is also her Kanto starter of choice, and her clothes are thematically similar to Yveltal.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Every one of her shorts options.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her default clothes are Grade A along with any combination of OTK Socks
and a [[http://www.moetron.com/post/153023496588/rosa-w-snivy-hilda-w-tepig-artfx-j-figures figurine]] pairs her with a Tepig.Skirt/Dress or Shorts.



[[folder:Cheren]]

One of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Cheren is an intelligent and competitive trainer who is utterly focused on becoming the Pokémon League Champion. However, he only seeks to become the Champion for its own sake, and over time this motive is called into question. He eventually becomes a Gym Leader in ''Black 2 and White 2''.

For information on Cheren, check the Characters/PokemonGymLeaders Character Page.

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[[folder:Cheren]]

One of
!!Generation VII

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: Much like Calem and Serena in
the two [[TheRival rivals]] previous generation, they kick lots of butt while wearing various different outfits.
* AdaptedOut: It appears that the Gen VII protagonists will join the Gen V ones
in ''Black not actually appearing in the anime adaptation. The boy's outfit is instead once again the inspiration for Ash's.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kukui goes around the islands scouting the best trainers to make up the Alolan League. When you arrive [[spoiler:
and White''. Cheren is an intelligent and competitive beat the Elite Four, Kukui essentially reveals that you were being recruited to be the fifth trainer and Champion all along. The final battle sees the player as Champ defending their title from the last trainer as a challenger.]]
* BigEater: While Hapu will chastise them for not finishing the Zumungous Noodle Bowl at Seafolk Village, they can still visit three different restaurants in rapid succession and eat as much as they can buy at those restaurants. At the Battle Buffet, you can take up to ''50 servings'' of food, and assuming you've picked the least popular dishes, the protagonists can eat 24 servings and still be hungry and totally unsatisfied.
* TheBigGuy: Or Gal in the main story. The PlayerCharacter has no goals beyond the Island Challenge, and due to their blank expression, it's hard to tell how they really work in group dynamics. The rest of the cast repeatedly notes how the player is a natural when it comes to battling, and they are the powerhouse that crushes the opposition in every team they join. Whether it be fighting with the captains against Team Skull, following Gladion into the Aether Foundation, helping Lillie save Nebby, or catching the Ultra Beasts for the international police, someone else is always driving the plot. You are TheHero, but only significant due to being the most powerful trainer of the group
who is utterly focused on was directly chosen by Tapu Koko.
* ButThouMust: Certain dialogue options can make the protagonist come off as hesitant or outright resistant about
becoming the a Pokémon League Champion. However, he trainer, but the plot still requires them to take the island challenge, regardless.
* TheChosenOne: It's implied that Tapu Koko gave them the base for their Z-Ring because they saw something extraordinary in them (with said treatment usually being confined to island Kahunas). Considering they bravely risk life and limb to save Nebby the Cosmog, it's understandable.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They have a hobby of sleeping in other people's beds, and commenting on how the beds feel and smell. This has no effect on their Pokémon's health. There's also the fact that they can suddenly burst into a pirouette if you make them walk in a circle.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The male protagonist wears blue Popplio themed shoes and shirt with Litten pants in the middle, and the female protagonist red Litten themed shoes, hat and bag with Rowlet themed shorts and shirt in the middle in their default appearances.
* CoolShades: They can wear sunglasses in several colors, though
only seeks to become Elio gets aviator shades in particular.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair and eyes in their default appearance, albeit with a slight bluish tint.
* DanceBattler: Part of using Z-Moves involves doing a MagicDance.
* DeadpanSnarker: The dialogue options let you get pretty snarky.
* DissonantSerenity: They are almost always seen with a slight smile, regardless of
the Champion situation.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Spinning the control pad in a circle
for its own sake, long enough will make them do a pirouette.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Their ride gear includes a helmet.
* HeroicMime: {{Averted}}, as you are given plenty of dialogue options.
* IHaveManyNames: Until they appear unambiguously in other media or in game, it's unknown which among their Version Names (Sun
and over time Moon), Promotional Names (Elio and Selene), or the names found in the internal data (Kai and Lana) will be their official CanonName.
* {{Jerkass}}: In a first for the series, you're given plenty of chances to play your character as a rude, detached asshat. You can express indifference to Alolan culture, insult Hau and Lillie, and tell Sophocles that you don't like his Festival Plaza.
* KindheartedCatLover: They do keep a Meowth as a housecat after all.
* LimitBreak: The first playable protagonists to use Z-Moves, which are powerful attacks that activate through a bond between Pokémon and trainers and the use of a Z-Crystal, but can only be used once per battle.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Z-Rings, which allow their Pokémon to use [[LimitBreak Z-Moves]] and Mega Evolve.
* MagicDance: Are the first protagonists to use Z-Moves, which require a dance to activate.
* MeaningfulName: Their version names are Sun and Moon for the guy and girl respectively. Their promotional theme names are Elio and Selene -- H''elio''s and ''Selene'' were the Greek gods for the sun and moon.
* MightyWhitey: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. It seems
this motive way; a foreigner is called welcomed into question. He a different culture, learns their ways, is chosen by one of their ancient guardians, eventually becomes a Gym Leader in ''Black 2 becoming the strongest trainer and White 2''.

For information on Cheren, check
very first official Pokémon Champion of the Characters/PokemonGymLeaders Character Page.Alola League. However, [[MixedAncestry they are half-Alolan]], and since they came from Kanto – which is based on Japan – their default light-skinned appearance [[{{Mukokuseki}} isn't supposed to be white but rather Asian]].
* MixedAncestry: They are half-Alolan on their mother's side; their dad is presumably from Kanto, which would make them the ''Pokémon'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent to Japanese-Hawaiian]].
* NewTransferStudent: Like in the Japanese trailer, the hero is a new kid who just moved to Alola and is quickly befriended by the rival.
* NoNameGiven:
** Similar to Leaf in ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'', both player characters in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are not given official names in the final game. A promotional trailer featuring Battle Royale shows two male playable characters named "Sun" and "Elio" and two female characters named "Moon" and "Selene", and the demo puts the player in the shoes of a male playable character named "Sun", but in the actual, final game, [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter the opposite playable gender never appears as an NPC]] and no selection of names are given when the player is asked to name their character.
** Japanese fandom adopted Mizuki as the female trainer's name. Although not as unanimous, they're tending towards calling the male protagonist Yōu.
* OneHeadTaller: Lillie is actually slightly taller than they are, which is more dramatic when playing as Selene.
* OneManArmy: Or to be more exact, a One-Trainer Army. Near the end of the game, they've become strong enough to take on five Team Skull grunts at once and win.
* PerpetualSmiler: They almost never have their smiles leave their faces, even while faced with villains.
* TheStoic: They hardly ever change expression, not even when ''the Ultra Wormhole opens''. Downplayed that they do have reactions of shock in cutscenes, but otherwise, their reactions remains unchanged.
* ShipTease: They're teased a lot with Lillie throughout the story. Yes, even when playing as Selene.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While they normally don't talk outside of dialogue options, when an Ultra Wormhole briefly appears in the sky above Heahea City, you get a sentence from their internal monologue where they wonder why they're seeing a crack in the sky.
* SuperMode: In the post-game, they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution through Dexio or Sina gifting them a Key Stone after beating them, depending on the version.
* SupportingProtagonist: The story is really more about Lillie and Nebby than the hero, and the post game is more about Looker and Anabel.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Surprisingly averted. [[spoiler: They become Alola's first champion and it sticks in the post-game. Whenever they go through the Elite Four, the person they fight after is out to claim their title]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: You can choose the third option for the trainer customization at first and have either of the protagonist you choose look exactly like their mother in skin color, eyes and hair.
* VagueAge: Actually averted, despite them having access to the same basic toolbox that gave Calem and Serena such a wide variety of apparent ages. Wicke asks the player at one point if they are "around eleven", to which the player can choose to respond either "Yes" or "How'd you know?", but saying no isn't an option.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Much like the Gen VI protagonists, the Gen VII protagonists are customizable. Even more so now that you can choose between four skin tones, including a legit dark skin tone as opposed to X and Y only having [[ButNotTooBlack a medium brown]], more clothing options, being able to dye white clothes and even go hatless, subverting the NiceHat requirement of all previous protagonists.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Downplayed, but you can give your character hair colors such as wine red (which looks to be more of a purple shade) or even white in the postgame.



[[folder:Bianca (Bel)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (JP), Eileen Stevens (EN) (promo)

One of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Bianca is a ditzy and idealistic young trainer who is more interested in just travelling with her Pokémon than competitive battling. She uses her journey as a ComingOfAgeStory, discovering what she wants to do with her life. In ''Black 2 and White 2'' she decides to research Pokémon and becomes Professor Juniper's aide.

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[[folder: "Sun" / "Elio" / "Kai"]]
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The male main character
of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Bianca is ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', a ditzy and idealistic young trainer boy who is more interested in just travelling with has recently moved to the Alola region from Kanto alongside his mother and their pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie and protecting her Pokémon than competitive battling. She uses her journey as Cosmog, Nebby, from a ComingOfAgeStory, discovering what she wants to do with her life. In ''Black 2 flock of aggressive Spearow, he is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, he picks his starter and White 2'' she decides to research Pokémon undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

While Elio hasn't appeared in the ''Pokémon Sun
and becomes Professor Juniper's aide.Moon'' anime, his default clothes are the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration]] for Ash's outfit during that arc. His counterpart in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' is known as Sun.



* BadassAdorable: Although she's not as interested in battling as her friends, she's still a very powerful and very cute young Trainer, especially in the sequels.
* BonusBoss:
** If you use the Memory Link function in ''Black 2 and White 2'' with a copy of ''Black'' or ''White'', she'll use her team from those games, including her starter and elemental monkey, in a battle on Route 1. Unlike other bonuses, this is a one-time battle.
** She appears in the ''Black 2 and White 2''[='=]s World Tournament, despite not being a Gym Leader, using a team based on her role as Juniper's aide.
* BreakTheCutie: Right from the start, her father almost completely prevents her from going on her journey. She tries her best and still loses to the player, and then her Munna is stolen by Team Plasma (it's given back later), causing her to feel weak. Later, in Nimbasa, her father goes all the way there to attempt to drag the poor girl back home. Thank goodness for Elesa's interference.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Cheren and either Hilda or Hilbert.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** In ''Black and White'', Bianca's team by endgame can easily be more robust, well-balanced, and have a more efficient movepool than Cheren's, despite the fact that Bianca is functionally a Pokémon hobbyist (later going into the non-combat side of Pokémon husbandry) and Cheren is dead-set on becoming the next Champion and is all about the battles.
** She's in the Pokémon World Tournament, in the Gym Leader tournaments, putting her up as one of the best Trainers in the world. A random NPC that gives you info on your opponents outright says that she's a powerful trainer.
* CuteClumsyGirl: So very much. It even shows in her battle sprites, which show her just about to trip and fall as she pulls out her Poké Ball (Black/White) or cheers (Black 2/White 2).
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The point of her character development. She doesn't know what she wants out of life, but eventually decides to help out Professor Juniper.
* TheDitz: She chooses Pokémon that have elemental weaknesses to you, and often can't find her way around many cities.
* DumbBlonde: She is described as a bit of an unreliable airhead, though it's more just clumsy than outright dumb.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: It's gotten longer in ''Black 2 and White 2'', apparently to make her look older.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Not commented on, but her hairstyle greatly emphasizes it.
* FriendToAllLivingThings:
** All of her Pokémon in the Memory Link battle know Return, a move that powers up the more the user likes their trainer. In the World Tournament, only her Stoutland uses Return.
** In ''Black 2 and White 2'', you can call her on the Xtransceiver to have her rate your Pokémon's happiness (she even refers to them as your "little darlings.")
* GeniusDitz:
** She ends up having a pretty good team in the end of ''Black in White'' and is one of your possible opponents in the Pokémon World Tournament
** She decides to become a Pokémon Researcher, which she's making good on in ''Black 2 and White 2'' as Juniper's aide.
* GenkiGirl: Usually, anyway, unless [[ShrinkingViolet she's]] [[BreakTheCutie troubled.]]
* GirlishPigtails: They aren't really pigtails, but the swept-up parts of her hair seem to evoke this.
* GondorCallsForAid: At the end of ''Black and White'', she calls upon the Gym Leaders to hold off the Sages at N's Castle.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The goal Bianca ends up deciding on in the end of ''Black and White''.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first visit at Reversal Mountain in ''Black 2 and White 2'' till you get to the main room and leave through Undella Town.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bianca has blonde hair and is one of the heroes.
%%* HartmanHips
* {{Meganekko}}: For some reason, she gained glasses between the two years. People joke that she stole them from Cheren, or at least received them from him in some manner. [[note]]It might be a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] to the CuteClumsyGirl above. She might be near-sighted.[[/note]]
%%* MoeStare
* NiceHat: Now with a [[HairDecs ribbon on the side]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He didn't want her to go on her journey, and actually shows up to try to take her home!
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She's actually a rather competent trainer in her own right as she's capable of holding on her own against Gym Leaders in the PWT. However, Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren and N end up being much more powerful than her by the end of BW.
* PluckyGirl: Don't think anything's going to stop her from finding her own dream. Not losing in battles, not having her Pokémon stolen, not even her dad's interference. Hell, she doesn't even back down or flinch during their conversation in Nimbasa City!
* ThePollyanna: She stays optimistic and cheerful no matter how many times she is best by the player.
* TheRival: Despite sharing this trope with Cheren, their character development in that regard is very different. Bianca starts her journey without many expectations or hopes to become anything, and discovers her abilities as her journey progresses.
* ShipTease: Her glasses in ''Black 2 and White 2'' look an awful lot like Cheren's, and Cheren himself is no longer wearing glasses...
* ShrinkingViolet: Somewhat. While she's usually perfectly outgoing, she is also shown to be frightened pretty easily. It doesn't help that [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] is constantly worrying over her journey, and his sheltering of her all her life probably caused her insecurities to start with.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is her Japanese name spelled Beru, Bel, Bell, or Belle? Because of this, her German name is Bell, Italian is Belle and Spanish is Bel.
* StockingFiller: She wears orange garters under her dress in the first game.
* ThemeNaming: Her Japanese name, Bel, is Slavic for "white"; her English name is Italian for the same. The female player character's promotional name also related to white.
* WeaponOfChoice: To avoid giving her a canon starter choice, Musharna has become this for her in ''Black 2 and White 2''.
* WideEyedIdealist: She's constantly looking on the bright side of things. Cheren is a little annoyed by this near the end, where she's still being bubbly despite the possible threat of N beating the Pokémon League ahead.

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* BadassAdorable: Although she's not as interested in battling as her friends, she's still BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit features a very powerful blue striped shirt, and very cute young Trainer, especially in the sequels.
* BonusBoss:
** If you use the Memory Link function in ''Black 2
his backpack, shoes and White 2'' with a copy of ''Black'' or ''White'', she'll use her team from those games, including her starter and elemental monkey, in a battle on Route 1. Unlike other bonuses, this is a one-time battle.
** She appears in the ''Black 2 and White 2''[='=]s World Tournament, despite not being a Gym Leader, using a team based on her role as Juniper's aide.
* BreakTheCutie: Right from the start, her father almost completely prevents her from going on her journey. She tries her best and still loses to the player, and then her Munna is stolen by Team Plasma (it's given back later), causing her to feel weak. Later, in Nimbasa, her father goes all the way there to attempt to drag the poor girl back home. Thank goodness for Elesa's interference.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Cheren and either Hilda or Hilbert.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** In ''Black and White'', Bianca's team by endgame can easily be more robust, well-balanced, and
even his hair have a more efficient movepool than Cheren's, despite blue accents.
* DissonantSerenity: In
the fact that Bianca is functionally a Pokémon hobbyist (later going into the non-combat side of Pokémon husbandry) demo for Sun and Cheren is dead-set on becoming the next Champion and is all about the battles.
** She's in the Pokémon World Tournament, in the Gym Leader tournaments, putting her up as one of the best Trainers in the world. A random NPC that gives you info on your opponents outright says that she's a powerful trainer.
* CuteClumsyGirl: So very much. It even shows in her battle sprites, which show her just about to trip and fall as she pulls out her Poké Ball (Black/White) or cheers (Black 2/White 2).
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The point of her character development. She
Moon, Elio doesn't know what stop smiling even when a Hakamo-o goes up to him and roars in his face.
* EightiesHair: His hair in his default appearance goes down to shoulder length.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: You can choose an effeminate battle style for him, and some of his clothes have pink options.
* HairAntennae: Has a tiny pair on top of his head that you only see when his hat's off, which he appears to have inherited from his mother as she has a similar pair on top of her head.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Lillie, though she still has a lot of ShipTease with both genders, much like [[AmbiguouslyBi Shauna]] from ''X and Y''. But during the Exeggutor Island rain cutscene, Lillie's dialogue differs depending on the protagonist's gender. [[spoiler:If the protagonist is male, she says that when she becomes a trainer, she'd like to travel together with him. If the protagonist is female, she simply says that
she wants out to learn all of life, but eventually decides to help out Professor Juniper.
* TheDitz: She chooses Pokémon that have elemental weaknesses to you, and often can't find her way around many cities.
* DumbBlonde: She is described as a bit of an unreliable airhead, though it's more just clumsy than outright dumb.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: It's gotten longer in ''Black 2 and White 2'', apparently to make her look older.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Not commented on, but her hairstyle greatly emphasizes it.
* FriendToAllLivingThings:
** All of her Pokémon in
the Memory Link battle know Return, a move that powers up the more the user likes their trainer. In the World Tournament, only her Stoutland uses Return.
** In ''Black 2 and White 2'', you can call her on the Xtransceiver to have her rate your Pokémon's happiness (she even refers to them as your "little darlings.")
* GeniusDitz:
** She ends up having a pretty good team in the end of ''Black in White'' and is one of your possible opponents in the Pokémon World Tournament
** She decides to become a Pokémon Researcher, which she's making good on in ''Black 2 and White 2'' as Juniper's aide.
* GenkiGirl: Usually, anyway, unless [[ShrinkingViolet she's]] [[BreakTheCutie troubled.
things she knows.]]
* GirlishPigtails: They aren't really pigtails, but PrimaryColorChampion: His primary outfit includes a blue and white striped shirt, blue backpack, and blue sneakers, and his capri pants have red accents.
* RealMenWearPink: Some of his available clothes options.
* ShirtlessScene: In
the swept-up parts of her hair seem to evoke this.
* GondorCallsForAid: At
surfing outfit, the end of ''Black only thing he wears are swim shorts and White'', she calls upon the Gym Leaders to hold off the Sages at N's Castle.
a life-jacket.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The goal Bianca ends up deciding on in the end of ''Black and White''.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first visit at Reversal Mountain in ''Black 2 and White 2'' till you get to the main room and leave through Undella Town.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bianca
SleevesAreForWimps: He has blonde hair and is one a lot of the heroes.
%%* HartmanHips
tank top options.
* {{Meganekko}}: For some reason, she gained glasses between the two years. People joke that she stole them from Cheren, or at least received them from him in some manner. [[note]]It might be a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] to the CuteClumsyGirl above. She might be near-sighted.[[/note]]
%%* MoeStare
* NiceHat: Now with a [[HairDecs ribbon on the side]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He didn't want her to go on her journey, and actually shows up to try to take her home!
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She's actually a rather competent trainer in her own right as she's capable of
TheSouthpaw: Is depicted holding on her own against Gym Leaders a Poké Ball in the PWT. However, Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren his left hand in his official artwork, and N end up being much more powerful than her by the end it can be a customization option regardless of BW.
* PluckyGirl: Don't think anything's going to stop her from finding her own dream. Not losing in battles, not having her Pokémon stolen, not even her dad's interference. Hell, she doesn't even back down or flinch during their conversation in Nimbasa City!
* ThePollyanna: She stays optimistic and cheerful no matter how many times she is best by the player.
* TheRival: Despite sharing this trope with Cheren, their character development in that regard is very different. Bianca starts her journey without many expectations or hopes to become anything, and discovers her abilities as her journey progresses.
* ShipTease: Her glasses in ''Black 2 and White 2'' look an awful lot like Cheren's, and Cheren himself is no longer wearing glasses...
* ShrinkingViolet: Somewhat. While she's usually perfectly outgoing, she is also shown to be frightened pretty easily. It doesn't help that [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] is constantly worrying over her journey, and his sheltering of her all her life probably caused her insecurities to start with.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is her Japanese name spelled Beru, Bel, Bell, or Belle? Because of this, her German name is Bell, Italian is Belle and Spanish is Bel.
* StockingFiller: She wears orange garters under her dress in the first game.
* ThemeNaming: Her Japanese name, Bel, is Slavic for "white"; her English name is Italian for the same. The female player character's promotional name also related to white.
* WeaponOfChoice: To avoid giving her a canon starter choice, Musharna has become this for her in ''Black 2 and White 2''.
* WideEyedIdealist: She's constantly looking on the bright side of things. Cheren is a little annoyed by this near the end, where she's still being bubbly despite the possible threat of N beating the Pokémon League ahead.
gender.



[[folder:General Tropes (Black 2 and White 2)]]
* AnimeHair: Their hairstyles are much more conspicuous than previous main characters, that a Plasma Grunt even derisively compares the rival's to a Qwilfish. Despite it being traditional for protagonists to have a hat, they instead both have visors for their massive hair.
* BadassAdorable: More emphasis on the adorable part, but still as badass as the other protagonists.
* BestFriend: The chosen player shares a close, brotherly friendship with Hugh.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: This is the situation between Rosa/Nate and Curtis/Yancy. It's obvious that Curtis/Yancy has developed a major crush on Rosa/Nate, and if you follow his/her SidequestSidestory to [[GuideDangIt its conclusion]], the two eventually have a FerrisWheelDateMoment together.
* MeaningfulName: Their English and Japanese names both come from the word "resonate".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Their pupils are as white as their sclerae.
* RenaissanceMan: More so than any other protagonist. If you do everything in the game, then besides being [[ToBeAMaster a master trainer]], they're also a star actor/actress, manager of the Join Avenue, and champion of the World Tournament.
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[[folder:Nate (Kyouhei)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino (JP), Tom Wayland (EN) (promo)

Nate is a young boy living in Aspertia City with his childhood friend Hugh. At the start of the game, he sets off with Hugh to collect his first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and he starts her journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Rosa, Nate will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. He will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, he will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Nate himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations. Only had 2 counterparts appearing in the manga. The most prominent incarnation is Blake from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and in addition, Arata from Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

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[[folder:General Tropes (Black 2 and White 2)]]
* AnimeHair: Their hairstyles are much more conspicuous than previous main characters, that a Plasma Grunt even derisively compares the rival's to a Qwilfish. Despite it being traditional for protagonists to have a hat, they instead both have visors for their massive hair.
* BadassAdorable: More emphasis on the adorable part, but still as badass as the other protagonists.
* BestFriend: The chosen player shares a close, brotherly friendship with Hugh.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: This is the situation between Rosa/Nate and Curtis/Yancy. It's obvious that Curtis/Yancy has developed a major crush on Rosa/Nate, and if you follow his/her SidequestSidestory to [[GuideDangIt its conclusion]], the two eventually have a FerrisWheelDateMoment together.
* MeaningfulName: Their English and Japanese names both come from the word "resonate".
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Their pupils are as white as their sclerae.
* RenaissanceMan: More so than any other protagonist. If you do everything in the game, then besides being [[ToBeAMaster a master trainer]], they're also a star actor/actress, manager of the Join Avenue, and champion of the World Tournament.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Nate (Kyouhei)]]
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[[folder:"Moon" / "Selene" / "Lana"]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyuIrino (JP), Tom Wayland (EN) (promo)

Nate is
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The female main character of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'',
a young boy living in Aspertia City with his childhood friend Hugh. At girl who has recently moved to the start of the game, he sets off with Hugh to collect his first Pokémon. They then go Alola region from Kanto alongside her mother and their separate ways pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie and he starts protecting her journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Rosa, Nate will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. He will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, he will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Nate himself hasn't appeared in other adaptations. Only had 2 counterparts appearing in the manga. The most prominent incarnation is Blake
Cosmog, Nebby, from a flock of aggressive Spearow, she is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, she picks her starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

Her
''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and in addition, Arata from Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~counterpart is known as Moon.



* MeaningfulAppearance: In contrast to Hugh's [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyes]], Nate's brown eyes imply he is the more agreeable, level headed of the duo.
* TheSmartGuy: His approach to double battles as an NPC in the Battle Subway.
* SpearCounterpart: To Rosa.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Shares facial features in common with his mother.
* WeaponOfChoice: Emboar from the animated trailer, being the starter he chose. Both his manga counterparts chose the Oshawott line, however.

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* MeaningfulAppearance: In contrast to Hugh's [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyes]], Nate's brown eyes imply he BareYourMidriff: Some clothing choices and her surf outfit.
* FlowerMotifs: Her hat looks like a flower when seen from behind or above, and her shirt
is the more agreeable, level headed of the duo.
* TheSmartGuy: His approach to double battles as an NPC
covered in the Battle Subway.
* SpearCounterpart: To Rosa.
different colored flowers.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Shares facial features GenkiGirl: Her official artwork depicts her as fairly energetic looking.
* HairDecorations: Instead of a hat, she can also wear different headbands, flowers, and even gems
in common with his mother.her hair.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Her hair options are noticeably longer than Elio's.

* WeaponOfChoice: Emboar MegaTwintails: One of the hair options in the postgame are massive pigtails.
* MinidressOfPower: Can become the most powerful trainer in the region, and has numerous miniskirt options.
* NiceHat: She starts out with a cute red hat that kind of looks like a potted plant (and a flower,
from behind).
* OneSteveLimit: Her unused name Lana is
the animated trailer, being same as that of the starter he chose. Both his manga counterparts chose Water-type Trial Captain.
* PinkIsFeminine: Her ride outfit has pink stripes on them.
* RedIsHeroic: Wears a red hat, and her purse and shoes have red accents.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In her default appearance,
the Oshawott line, however.female protagonist wears upper thigh length short shorts, likely because of how hot Alola is compared to other regions.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Though it's not a part of her default look, OTK socks are an available option as early as the first shop.



[[folder:Rosa (Mei)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AkiToyosaki (JP), Creator/LisaOrtiz (EN) (promo)

Rosa is a young girl living in Aspertia City with her childhood friend Hugh. At the start of the game, she sets off with Hugh to collect her first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and she starts her journey across the Unova region.

If the player chooses Nate, Rosa will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. She will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, she will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Rosa, like Hilda, hasn't appeared in other adaptations and is the third girl that does not appear in the anime. She only has one counterpart: Whitley from the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga.

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[[folder:Rosa (Mei)]]
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[[folder: Rotom Pokédex]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AkiToyosaki (JP), Creator/LisaOrtiz (EN) (promo)

Rosa is a young girl living in Aspertia City with her childhood friend Hugh. At
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A Rotom inhabiting
the start latest version of the game, she sets off with Hugh to collect her first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and she starts her journey across Pokédex, which is specifically made for it. Combined, the Unova region.

If
Rotom Pokédex elevates the player chooses Nate, Rosa will appear in game technology to never before seen uses.

For tropes pertaining to Rotom
as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. She will join the player in a Tag Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, she will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Rosa, like Hilda, hasn't appeared in other adaptations and is the third girl that does not appear in the anime. She only has one counterpart: Whitley from the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga.
species, see [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies here]].



* DistaffCounterpart: To Nate.
* DreadfulMusician: In Omakes, [[http://collectorblackjackwantstobattle.tumblr.com/post/86586719520/rosa-should-ask-roxie-for-lessons even Meloetta can't her voice]].
* GenkiGirl: As an NPC in the Battle Subway.
* GirlyGirl: Her design is more traditionally feminine compared to her predecessor Hilda.
* HairDecorations: Has yellow bands in her hair.
* HotBlooded: If the promo trailer is any indication. Her sprite implies it too.
* OdangoHair: Combined with GirlishPigtails, rather like [[Franchise/SailorMoon a certain famous]] MagicalGirlWarrior.
* PimpedOutDress: The princess costume she wears in the Pokéstar Studios movie "Mystery Doors of the Magical Land".
* RapunzelHair: The twintails hanging under her hair buns goes down almost to her waist. Imagine how long it would be if she undid the buns...
* TightsUnderShorts: She wears [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culottes culottes]] over her tights.
* WeaponOfChoice: Serperior in the animated trailer, which would fit in with the games since she would have the Snivy line if as the protagonist Nate chose Tepig. She also gets the Snivy line in a Kotobukiya figure.

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* DistaffCounterpart: To Nate.
* DreadfulMusician: In Omakes, [[http://collectorblackjackwantstobattle.tumblr.com/post/86586719520/rosa-should-ask-roxie-for-lessons even Meloetta can't her voice]].
* GenkiGirl: As an NPC in
AscendedExtra: Rotom was a Pokémon that got some publicity around the Battle Subway.
* GirlyGirl: Her design is more traditionally feminine compared to her predecessor Hilda.
release of ''Platinum'' with its formes, but has otherwise been just another Pokémon.
* HairDecorations: Has yellow bands in her hair.
* HotBlooded: If
DeadpanSnarker: As befitting its mischievous personality, the promo trailer Rotom Pokédex makes some pretty sarcastic comments.
* FairyCompanion: As a main series first; a Rotom assists the player character by inhabiting a tailor-made Pokédex, allowing it to talk and perform more features than a standard Dex. In a somewhat ironic twist however, Rotom
is any indication. Her sprite implies it too.
a Ghost-type, which are better known for haunting people.
* OdangoHair: Combined HauntedTechnology: As is fitting with GirlishPigtails, rather like [[Franchise/SailorMoon a certain famous]] MagicalGirlWarrior.
* PimpedOutDress:
Rotom's ability to possess machinery. The princess costume she wears Rotom Pokédex is the first known use that is intentional, however.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being
in the Pokéstar Studios movie "Mystery Doors of the Magical Land".
* RapunzelHair: The twintails hanging under her hair buns goes down almost to her waist. Imagine how long it would be if she undid the buns...
* TightsUnderShorts: She wears [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culottes culottes]] over her tights.
* WeaponOfChoice: Serperior
dex, Rotom as a species isn't in the animated trailer, which would fit Alolan Dex itself.
** Despite being a Ghost-type, Rotom gets scared during Acerola's trial
in an abandoned store filled with ghosts. This may be because Ghost Pokémon such as Rotom are weak to Ghost-type attacks, but it goes right back into Irony territory if Rotom lost its Ghost-typing after fusing with the games since she would Pokédex.
* MonsterCompendium: The original purpose of the Pokédex is to list Pokémon. So naturally this Pokédex does the same thing.
* NonActionGuy: Dex Rotom does not battle any Pokémon.
* RobotBuddy: Your Pokédex is a facsimile of one, seeing as it's possessed by a friendly Rotom.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Is powered down once you reach [[spoiler:Ultra Space]].
* SoProudOfYou: As your Pokédex gets filled and at certain points in the story, Rotom will praise you, being especially fond of "clever boy/girl".
* TalkingAnimal: While there
have been other speaking Pokémon before, this is the Snivy line if as the protagonist Nate chose Tepig. She also gets the Snivy line first time one has been in a Kotobukiya figure.larger role. The Rotom can only do this if it's inside the Pokédex, though.
* UnexpectedCharacter: None could have anticipated a relatively minor Pokémon from three generations prior to take such a major role in ''Sun & Moon''. Rotom itself isn't even native to Alola and doesn't appear in the Alolan Pokédex.
* UnusualEuphemism: At one point, Rotom says "What the zzzt!?"
* VerbalTic: Sprinkles its dialogue with electric noises like "bzzt" and "zzzt", and tends to drag out s at the end of words into "zzz".
* WelcomeToCorneria: Averted at first, with many lines of unique dialogue after every story event, but falls into this during the postgame, where Rotom will draw from a list of only about 10 lines, leading to it continuing to remind you about content you've already completed. One of its lines is basically, "How about you register a new Pokémon in my Dex today?" Rotom will ask this question even after you've completed the Alolan Regional Dex and there are no new Pokémon to register.



[[folder:Hugh (Hue)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) (promo)

TheRival in ''Black and White 2''. Hugh is a HotBlooded young man with [[ItsPersonal a serious grudge]] against Team Plasma, who stole his little sister's Purrlion years ago. To take revenge on them, he raised a Pokémon from an egg and became a trainer. Though he is usually cool and calm, he [[BerserkButton goes berserk]] when confronted by a member of Team Plasma.

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!!Rivals

[[folder:General Rival Tropes]]

* TheAce: They stay competitive with the player character who always becomes the best trainer in the region. They're at least equal to Elite Four Members, if not the Champion, in power by the end of the game.
* AnimeHair: In contrast to the player character's hat, they tend to have instantly recognizable hairstyles.
* BigThinShortTrio: Tierno is the Big, Shauna is the Thin and Trevor is the Short.
* CharacterDevelopment: They get it more than any other NPC. Usually their repeated losses to the player character make them reevaluate their motives or methods by the end of the game.
* ChildProdigy: They seem to be the only [=NPCs=] to level grind to keep up with the player character.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In most cases, their CharacterDevelopment parallels the player's own journey and how they've grown through battling and interacting with them.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: The rival will typically pick whichever starter holds an elemental advantage to what you picked.
* FireForgedFriends: If they don't start off as TrueCompanions to the player, they will be by the end of the game.
* FreeRangeChildren: The same as the protagonist.
* FriendlyRival: From Generation III and onwards, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Gladion nonwithstanding]].
* HelloInsertNameHere: Although they have {{Canon Name}}s, a few of them can be named by the player.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most get their own theme, as well as their own battle theme if standalone, often reflecting their personality.
* PrivilegedRival: Several rivals' parents are superstars in the Pokémon World, researchers, mob bosses, Gym Leaders, Frontier Brains, etc.
* RecurringBoss: They must be fought several times throughout the games' main story. Most games also offer a way to fight them repeatedly after the story is over.
* TheRival: To the protagonist.
* ToBeAMaster: Their main motive is to either become masters via the Pokémon League, complete the Pokédex or just become stronger than the protagonist.
* WeaponOfChoice: With a few exceptions, their preferred Pokémon is the starter that is strong against the one the player character chose.
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[[folder:Blue Oak (Green Ookido)]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) (promo)

TheRival in ''Black
by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese), Erik Scott Kimerer (English)

->''"I'm moving on up
and White 2''. Hugh is a HotBlooded young man with [[ItsPersonal a serious grudge]] against Team Plasma, who stole his little sister's Purrlion years ago. To take revenge on them, he raised a ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! I'm going to the Pokémon from an egg League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful trainer! ...well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! [[CatchPhrase Smell ya]]!"''

TheRival of the PlayerCharacter in ''Red
and became Blue'' as well as ''FireRed and LeafGreen''. He was once the best friend of Red/Leaf, but as he grew up he changed into a trainer. huge {{Jerkass}}. Though he is usually cool abrasive and calm, cocky, he [[BerserkButton goes berserk]] when confronted by a member [[InsufferableGenius has the skills to back up his boasts]] and has set his sights on nothing less than becoming the Pokémon League Champion. After being defeated, he takes up the position of Team Plasma.Viridian City's Gym Leader.

Just as Red is the most famous player, Blue is the most famous rival, finding counterparts in [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Gary Oak]] and [[Manga/PokemonAdventures Green (Blue internationally)]].



* AntiHeroSubstitute: To Cheren and Bianca, though they're still around.
* ArtificialBrilliance: When you're teaming up with him in a Double Battle, Hugh can sometimes be seen taking advantage of the player's Pokémon's abilities. For example, he will use a Fire-type attack on your Pokémon if it has Flash Fire to power up your moves, or a Water-type attack to heal your Pokémon if it has Water Absorb.
* BackToBackBadasses: Notable in that unlike all previous rivals, you spend much more time fighting alongside Hugh than against him.
* BerserkButton: He pretty much flips out the instant he sees a member of Team Plasma, both new and old. At one point when you enter Driftveil City, he just rushes onto the scene and slaps/shoves/punches/otherwise physically assaults a grunt like it's nothing. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is about outgrowing this.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares heavily about his little sister and is said to be doting towards her. He also despises Team Plasma because they kidnapped her Purrloin. In a way, he also is this to the Player Character themselves throughout the journey through assuring they are never alone taking on Team Plasma and encourages you along the way.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: One of his main flaws is his refusal to acknowledge the original Team Plasma's HeelFaceTurn. He finally starts to overcome this outlook near the end of the game.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm about to unleash my rage!" / "You're about to feel my rage!"
* CharacterDevelopment: Hugh starts off as an IdealHero, kind and supportive of the PlayerCharacter. His only flaw is that he refuses to forgive Team Plasma for, years ago, having stolen his sister's Purrloin. He is dragged down and blinded by this hatred, but finally comes to terms with the fact that former villains can redeem themselves. Hugh finds peace, and continues to care for his sister's Purrloin-turned-Liepard, even though it was raised and influenced by Team Plasma, knowing it is still good at heart.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Only if you're playing on Challenge Mode, but there his Pokémon's levels when he's battling against you are higher than when he's an ally, leading to one point where his Pokémon's levels actually go ''down'' within a short span of time.
* FaceOfAThug: Despite having a design that brings {{jerkass}} rivals such as Blue and Silver to mind, he is generally calm and friendly. His bad side is only shown towards Team Plasma and those he believed was in his way.
* {{Forgiveness}}: His personal struggle is learning to let go of his hatred for the former Plasma members and move on.
%%* FreudianExcuse: Rare heroic example. Surely there's a reason he hates Team Plasma, right? Right?
* FriendlyRivalry: At no point in the game does he ever challenge you for the sake of ''beating'' you and proving himself superior. As your best friend, he offers to battle you in order to test your Pokémons' strength, and after losing, shows complete confidence in your abilities and encourages you to continue on your quest to become the Unova champion.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels around with your for short periods at several points (such as Castelia Sewers), even participating in Tag Battles with you.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take that much to get him angry. Simply the entire existence of Team Plasma will send him into a rage.
* HeroicBSOD: After finding out that his sister's Purrloin has evolved into a Liepard and will now only obey the Shadow Triad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nate when he's the player character.
* HotBlooded: He is very passionate, especially when it comes to beating the hell out of Team Plasma.
* ItsPersonal: Chases Team Plasma because they kidnapped his little sister's Purrloin.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is willing to go to violent lengths in order to get the justice his sister deserves.
* LargeHam: Hugh will make the extra effort to let everyone know when he is about to unleash his rage.
* MeaningfulName: Hue, as in color, fits in with a number of other color based names. Particularly it forms a trio with its generation, 'black, white, and color'.
* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, he ultimately seems to admire the protagonist and cares for his Pokémon. In fact, he actually apologizes several times for dragging the player character into his quest to take down Team Plasma. He also wants to see the protagonist become the Unova Champion.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Rosa when she's the player character.
* RealMenWearPink: Oddly enough, his Xtransceiver is pink, which contrasts with the red and yellow ones Nate and Rosa possess, respectively.
* SchrodingersGun: He's had his starter Pokémon for a bit before the game even starts, but ''what'' it turns out to be always has the type advantage against the one you picked.
* TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: Call him before you reach Reversal Mountain to know where he is.
-->Hugh: One word: Reversal Mountain. [[TwoWordsICantCount Oh wait, that's two words...]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's dark blue.
* WeaponOfChoice: Samurott in the animated trailer.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Clay for blindly trusting Rood and his followers. However, he in turns gets this from Clay, who points out that you need to learn to respect other people's differing perspectives instead of blindly condemning them - especially when they're [[TheAtoner trying to redeem themselves for their past misdeeds.]]

to:

* AntiHeroSubstitute: To Cheren TheAce: The most accomplished rival in the series. What makes Blue unique is that he consistently outmatches you and Bianca, though they're still around.
becomes champion before you, giving the final battle a personal tone.
* ArtificialBrilliance: When you're teaming AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the remakes. In the original he had a sneering, downright punchable face. The remakes changed it into a cocky grin.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** He always shows
up ahead of you, even up to beating the Elite Four before you and being the FinalBoss.
** His remake artwork plays
with this and portrays him in holding an Ultra Ball rather than a Double Battle, Hugh can sometimes be seen taking advantage of Pokéball like the player's Pokémon's abilities. For example, protagonists.
** This gets reversed in ''Gold and Silver'', where in the remakes,
he will use a Fire-type attack on your Pokémon if it has Flash Fire to power often talk about Red and how Red defeated him.
* AnimeHair: His hair is spiked
up your moves, or a Water-type attack to heal your Pokémon if it has Water Absorb.
* BackToBackBadasses: Notable
in that unlike all previous rivals, you spend much of his appearances.
* TheArtifact: His name is Blue (as a reference to the Gen I games, ''Red and Blue'') but really should be Green (as it is in Japan, as a reference to the original ''Red and Green,'' which was never released internationally). There may have been an opportunity to fix this and have him be Green worldwide when the Gen I remakes came around, (''[=LeafGreen=]'' was released in all territories, instead of say a [=WaterBlue=]) but his name is still Blue in the Gen II remakes, and in Gen VII. Despite this in
more time fighting alongside Hugh than against him.recent appearances the designers have gone out of their way to give him green clothes and [[ColorCodedCharacters overall motif]] while still not changing his name back to Green. This artifact even led to {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s with his ''Origins'' and ''Pokemon Adventures'' counterparts, and has necessitated editing some ([[FailedASpotCheck but strangely not all]]) of his green auras and promo backgrounds to blue ones.
* BerserkButton: He pretty much flips out the instant he sees a member of Team Plasma, both new AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: By ''Gold and old. At one point when you enter Driftveil City, he just rushes onto the scene Silver'' and slaps/shoves/punches/otherwise physically assaults a grunt like it's nothing. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is about outgrowing this.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares heavily about his little sister and is said to be doting towards her. He also despises Team Plasma because they kidnapped her Purrloin. In a way, he also is this to the Player Character themselves throughout the journey through assuring they are never alone taking on Team Plasma and encourages you along the way.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: One of his main flaws is his refusal to acknowledge the original Team Plasma's HeelFaceTurn. He finally starts to overcome this outlook near the end of the game.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm about to unleash my rage!" / "You're about to feel my rage!"
* CharacterDevelopment: Hugh starts off as an IdealHero, kind and supportive of the PlayerCharacter. His only flaw is that he refuses to forgive Team Plasma for, years ago, having stolen his sister's Purrloin. He is dragged down and blinded by this hatred, but finally comes to terms with the fact that former villains can redeem themselves. Hugh finds peace, and continues to care for his sister's Purrloin-turned-Liepard, even though it was raised and influenced by Team Plasma, knowing it is still good at heart.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Only if you're playing on Challenge Mode, but there his Pokémon's levels when
their remakes, he's battling against you are higher than when he's an ally, leading to one point where his Pokémon's levels actually go ''down'' within a short span of time.
* FaceOfAThug: Despite having a design that brings {{jerkass}} rivals such as Blue and Silver to mind, he is generally calm and friendly. His bad side is only shown towards Team Plasma and those he believed was in his way.
* {{Forgiveness}}: His personal struggle is learning to let go of his hatred for the former Plasma members and move on.
%%* FreudianExcuse: Rare heroic example. Surely there's a reason he hates Team Plasma, right? Right?
* FriendlyRivalry: At no point in the game does he ever challenge you for the sake of ''beating'' you and proving himself superior. As your best friend, he offers to battle you in order to test your Pokémons' strength, and after losing, shows complete confidence in your abilities and encourages you to continue on your quest to
become the Unova champion.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels around with your for short periods at several points (such as Castelia Sewers), even participating in Tag Battles with you.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take
Viridian City Gym Leader. He's also the strongest one between Kanto and Johto. In ''Sun and Moon'', it's made clear that much to get him angry. Simply the entire existence of Team Plasma will send him into a rage.
* HeroicBSOD: After finding out that his sister's Purrloin has evolved into a Liepard and will now
Blue's second only obey to Red and acts as one of the Shadow Triad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nate when he's
two [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of the player character.Battle Tree.
* HotBlooded: He is very passionate, especially when it comes to beating BadassBoast: His final speech before battling him as Champion:
--> '''Blue:''' "While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon. Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type. And now… I am
the hell out Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. [[NotHyperbole I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!]]"
* {{Bishonen}}: In ''Sun and Moon'', [[http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2016/usgamer/Pkemon-Sun-Starters-Shot-03.jpg an older Blue]] appears to be edging into this, contrasting with Red, who's developing into a more [[{{Hunk}} thickly-built guy]]. Though quite frankly, he had been showing signs
of Team Plasma.
developing into one of these even back in ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver''.
* ItsPersonal: Chases Team Plasma BootstrappedTheme: His Champion battle theme plays during the RealLife Pokémon Video Game Championship Finals.
* BreakTheHaughty: When you beat him and end his short reign as Champion. Professor Oak telling him that he stands no chance of becoming the Champion again in his current state adds salt to the wound.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Smell ya later!", easily his most iconic one despite actually only being used about twice in full in Generation I. Continues into [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY GenVI]]. While he himself doesn't show up, an NPC says he visited the region. While he's managed to learn how to say "Bonjour", he still makes his exit with "Smell ya later".
** "Whatever!", come ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** There's also "Bonjour", which is mentioned again in ''X and Y''.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** The first hint at this is him giving you the Fame Checker after you defeat him before Nugget Bridge
because they kidnapped his little sister's Purrloin.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is willing to go to violent lengths in order to get
he felt guilty always being ahead of you. In the justice his sister deserves.
* LargeHam: Hugh will make the extra effort to let everyone know when
credits, he is about to unleash his rage.
* MeaningfulName: Hue, as in color, fits in with a number of other color based names. Particularly it forms a trio with its generation, 'black, white, and color'.
* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, he ultimately
seems to admire the protagonist be thinking about himself and cares for his Pokémon after being told off by his grandfather and being beaten by you. In ''Gold and Silver'', he is fairly less of a {{Jerkass}}. He is also much more mature and seems to have learned how to take care of his Pokémon. This is evident when his Pigeot uses Return, a Normal attack that becomes stronger the more the Pokémon likes its user.
* ContinuityNod:
In fact, he actually apologizes several times ''Red and Blue'', his sprite as the Champion had him wearing a leather jacket, which isn't seen again in ''Gold and Silver'' or the first generation remakes. It later returns in his design for dragging ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
** His team when first battling him in front of the Battle Tree has the same Pokémon from when he competed in the Pokemon World Tournament which was the last time he was seen chronologically. His own selection in the Battle Tree includes all of his possible mons when originally fought as Champion, his Machamp added in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', his Aerodactyl from the aforementioned PWT, and Tyranitar which is a common Pokémon in his rematches.
* CoolShades: His ''Sun and Moon'' Sugimori artwork has him taking off a pair of sunglasses.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Averted, unlike with Red. He has none of the Kanto starters in any of his teams when fought as a Gym Leader or Pokémon World Tournament participant.
* DemotedToExtra: In the second generation, he has settled into the role of Viridian City's Gym Leader.
* DubNameChange: To follow with ''Red and Green'' becoming ''Red and Blue'' in international versions, he goes from Green to Blue. This can cause {{Dub Induced Plot Hole}}s when ColorCodedCharacters is invoked. See TheArtifact above.
* FinalBoss: Of the first generation.
* GratuitousFrench: "Bonjour!" is one of his catchphrases, at least to some extent, having first appeared before you battle him on the S.S. Anne. Even by the time ''X and Y'' rolls around he is mentioned to still use it.
* HellBentForLeather: In Generation I, except for ''Yellow'', he wears a black leather jacket upon becoming the Champion. He wears it full-time in Generations IV and V.
* HijackedByGanon: The novelty has been lost over the years, but the revelation that Blue is the Champion in ''Red and Blue'' was this. Up until that point,
the player character into was led to believe that all they had to do was defeat the Elite Four to be considered the Champion, and the last time you encountered Blue, it was defeating him before traversing through Victory Road.
* InformedAttribute: The apparent mistreatment of
his quest Pokémon is never actually shown, only told.
* {{Irony}}:
** Despite being named Blue, he was initially shown
to take down Team Plasma. He also favor Charmander as a starter.
** In Japan, despite being named Green, he is never associated with the Bulbasaur line as a starter.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His downfall is that he thinks so much about himself that he forgets to treat his Pokémon with love and respect. For the entire game, he views Pokémon as nothing more than cool powerful creatures that can do whatever he
wants to see the protagonist for him and help him become Champion.
** One may even consider
the Unova case of the encounter with him in Silph Co. His placement is DEEP within the building, in the room with the warp panel that leads to the president's office and Giovanni himself. However, it's very clear that his sole reason for being there was to challenge Red, as he promptly leaves to go challenge the Elite Four when you beat him, ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem clearly uninterested in the fact that an infamous criminal organization has invaded and taken over a civilian corporation and taken people hostage]]''. His only mention of it is that he muses how much trouble the Rockets gave Red before reaching him. While his Pokémon Origins self is considerably more dickish than in the game, in this situation he’s a bit better about it, it’s clear that his refusal to engage the Rockets is more out of considering that they’re in over their heads dealing with a notorious criminal organization. It helps that their encounter happens outside the building, the operation itself is clandestine instead of a city-wide invasion, with the two only learning about it from an employee that managed to escape, and Blue at least goes to inform the police with the employee while Red infiltrates the building.
* {{Jerkass}}: He likes to get under the player's skin anytime they cross paths.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thankfully matures into this by ''Gold and Silver''.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Good luck trying to beat the game without accidentally finding out from somewhere that Blue is the
Champion.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Rosa when she's NonElemental: As a Gym Leader and Champion, Blue has no type specialty and is the player character.
* RealMenWearPink: Oddly enough,
only Leader in the entire series who doesn't. Technically, his Xtransceiver is pink, which contrasts with Pokémon cover [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Water]], [[BlowYouAway Flying]], [[GreenThumb Grass]], [[PsychicPowers Psychic]], [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Fighting]], [[NonElemental Normal]], and [[DishingOutDirt Ground/Rock]].
* OneHourWorkWeek: Daisy mentions in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' that her brother goes out of town so often that it causes problems for
the red trainers. Technically, Blue's traveling the world to find and yellow ones Nate and Rosa possess, respectively.
* SchrodingersGun: He's had his starter
study new Pokémon for a bit before the game even starts, his grandfather, but ''what'' it turns out to be always has the type advantage against the one you picked.
* TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: Call him before you reach Reversal Mountain to know where he is.
-->Hugh: One word: Reversal Mountain. [[TwoWordsICantCount Oh wait,
that's two words...little consolation to trainers who want a Viridian City Gym badge.
* ParentalAbandonment: Oak apparently raises him and his sister on his own.
* PetTheDog: In the Gen I remakes, he gives you the Fame Checker following the Cerulean City encounter just because he feels sorry for you.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Red's Blue.
* TheRival: The first and the most straightly played. The player and Blue compete to see who can become the better trainer. Blue is always a step ahead of the player no matter, and always arrogantly looking down on them, setting up a rival you ''want'' to beat.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zigzagged. Although Blue acts more like an aggressive, arrogant [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] compared to [[NiceGuy Red]], Blue is actually [[RedOniBlueOni more emotional and loses his temper easily while Red is usually calm and almost]] [[TheStoic never shows any emotions]]. This is even emphasized in their new designs in ''Sun and Moon'', where Red has a more [[RatedMForManly well-built, toned appearance]], while Blue looks more like a [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]].
* SignatureMove: Trick Room as the Gym Leader in Generation IV. While only his Exeggutor knows it, it helps Exeggutor itself and its equally slow teammates (Machamp and Rhydon as well as Tyranitar in the rematches) to go first instead.
* TheSmartGuy: He's as much a Pokémon researcher as a Gym Leader in later games. It's mentioned several times that Blue travels all over the world finding and studying new Pokémon for his grandfather, and he tends to go off on tangents about Pokémon evolution and technical skills when you speak with him.
* SoreLoser: Even after he loses, he talks as if it's the player who needs to get stronger, not him (he finally begrudgingly accepts his loss after the final battle). [[CharacterDevelopment Not so much later]] [[TookALevelInKindness in the timeline, though.
]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's dark blue.
* WeaponOfChoice: Samurott
StealthPun: LostInTranslation; the Kanto Gym Badges are named after colors in the animated trailer.
Japanese version, with the Viridian Gym's Earth Badge being called the Green Badge. Blue, named Green in the Japanese version, takes over the Viridian Gym after Giovanni's departure, so Green gives you the Green Badge.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Clay SuperMode: Blue can potentially have a Mega Pidgeot, Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados, Mega Aerodactyl, or Mega Tyranitar when faced in the Battle Tree.
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: His Gym Leader team is based off of his ''Red and Blue'' team... omitting the starter[[note]]Blue will have on his team a Gyarados, an Arcanine, and an Exeggutor, dropping one
for blindly trusting Rood and his followers. However, Blastoise, Charizard, or Venusaur respectively; here he in turns gets this from Clay, who points out that you need has all three of the first[[/note]]. This is to learn to respect avoid giving a 'canon' choice of his (and therefore Red's) starter. Notably, he does NOT have an Eeveelution, or any other people's differing perspectives instead Pokémon exclusively from his team in ''Yellow''.
* ThisCannotBe: In the Italian version, after you beat him in the first battle
of blindly condemning ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', in his grandfather's laboratory.
-->'''Blue''': Cosa? Non può essere! Era il Pokémon sbagliato![[labelnote:Literal English translation]]What? ThisCannotBe That was the wrong Pokémon![[/labelnote]]
* TimeSkip: He's visibly in his late teens/early 20's in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* TookALevelInBadass: After his stint as Champion, he took over Giovanni's Gym and is the toughest Gym Leader of the 8 Kanto leaders (and the toughest of the 16 in the Indigo League, and possibly toughest of all the Gym leaders in the entire series). He may be second to Red, but that still makes him the second toughest trainer in the game.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He and Red used to be good friends, until he started being a bully for whatever reason right before ''Red and Blue'' start. Thankfully, this has [[TookALevelInKindness largely faded]] by ''Sun and Moon'', where he's back to being best friends with Red and even kinda friendly with young trainers.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes nicer by ''Gold and Silver''. This continues in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where despite being openly irritated about losing, he still compliments the player for being "the real deal" when defeated and congratulates
them - especially if they win the tournament, and by the time of ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' he doesn't mind losing at all.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike Giovanni, Blue has a mixture of types for his Viridian Gym battle.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[AllThereInTheManual The guidebook for ''Red and Blue'']] explains that he was Red's best friend until shortly before the start of the game,
when they're [[TheAtoner trying he become a bully. Despite this, there's still [[VitriolicBestBuds times where he talks to redeem themselves you like an old friend]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Red have apparently (re)developed into this by the time they appear in ''Sun and Moon'';
for his part, Blue has clearly mellowed with age.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. While one Pokémon will always inevitably be more powerful than the others, which Pokémon it is changes in every game. Given a nod in ''Black 2 and White 2'', where he is one of the few trainers in the World Tournament who will lead with whatever Pokémon he feels like leading with, unlike almost everyone else, who always lead with
their past misdeeds.]]signature Pokémon.
** He will have whichever starter has the advantage over Red's. In early promo art for [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Green.]] he was [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/ec/Charizard_red_stuff.jpg always]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c8/Kensugiart2.png seen]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b6/Sugimori1996.png with the Charmander line,]] in contrast to [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/55/Rival_artwork.png Red's original Bulbasaur.]] However as Red has become more associated with Charizard, Blue has become more likely to have Blastoise (as seen in the main anime, ''Origins'', and ''Generations''.)
** He will usually has a trio of Pokémon that are Grass, Fire, and Water types. In games where he and Red both show up as challengers, Red would have all the Kanto starters, so Blue would have Gyarados, Arcanine, and Exeggutor. In games where Blue is the rival, his starter would replace a Pokémon in that trio as his strongest Pokémon. Of those three aforementioned Pokémon, Exeggutor has the best attendance record in the games, and Arcanine in adaptations. Similarly, he gets Eevee in Yellow to contrast Red's Pikachu.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Blue uses a Rattata against the player during their battle in Cerulean City, which evolves into a Raticate in his next battle. After that, it disappears from his team without mention.



!!Generation VI

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: The player can customize both characters in a variety of clothing from casual, to extremely professional, and in some cases elegant. And, of course, you can kick plenty of ass while dressed as such.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The player will be superior to their rival counterpart when it comes to battling, and will always have a more completed Pokedex than Trevor.
* BackToBackBadasses: The player will just as frequently team up with their rival as they will battle against them.
* BreakTheHaughty: Despite being straightforward with training and actively getting stronger while doing everything right, your rival can never beat you and they'll always question why.
* CantCatchUp: Your rival will go through a good deal of existential angst over losing to you when you beat him/her in a battle for the Mega Ring.
* ChickMagnet: As is the case with many recent protagonists, the PC gets ShipTease with a good number of females. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Unusually, however, this isn't just the case with Calem]]. (Albeit it not being as blatant when directed towards her.)
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Unlike Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna, who have their own priorities, the rival will actively try to foil Team Flare's schemes, not unlike the player themselves.
* ColorMotif: Calem's default outfit has colors resembling Xerneas while Serena's default outfit has colors resembling Yveltal, their outfits can also be customized to suit the player's own personal personality or elemental preferences.
%%* CoolShades: Wears a pair over his/her hat.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A possibility for those who choose the darkest skin color and have their hair dyed at the hair salon.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Also an option if one who picks the darkest skintone and gets their hair dyed.
* DeadpanSnarker: As a Rival.
* DeclarationOfProtection: The rival will feel it is their duty to look after and protect their friends from people like Team Flare.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Zig-Zagged. [[spoiler:At the end, after defeating Diantha, the PlayerCharacter, TheRival, and the other three are treated to a parade and are personally given the "Honor of Kalos" as thanks for taking down Team Flare.]] In the Battle Chateau, however, an AlphaBitch trainer will talk trash about your clothes saying "Did you dress yourself in the dark or dig them out of the garbage" regardless whether or not if you're the most stylish trainer in all of Kalos with the most expensive chic clothing.
* AFatherToHisMen: The player's ability to utilize the Mega Ring implies that they share a special bond of trust and friendship with their Pokémon.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: ''Much'' more so than the others listed here. Even their ''skin color'' is mutable at character creation, and virtually everything else about their appearance can be changed at will at any point during the game. It's very unlikely that any two given Gen VI protags will look exactly alike, especially when comparing players who have unlocked everything.
* FiveManBand: With a 2:3 female to male ratio with the opposite gendered player characters and the 3 friendly rivals as a departure from the usual PowerTrio of the only having one rival. The Player and the opposite gendered Rival trade off on TheLeader and TheLancer roles. Shauna is TheChick as the most supportive, and girly member. Tierno is TheBigGuy for both his large size, and his focus on dancing moves that all either boost offensive ability, or are strong attacking moves. Trevor is TheSmartGuy who is more focused on finishing the Pokedex and learning about new types of Pokémon. They even fit the [[ColorCodedCharacters stereotypes color-wise]] with the leader and lancer as red and blue, big as yellow, smart as green, and chick as pink.
* FreudianTrio: The Player is [[TheKirk Ego]], The Rival is [[TheSpock Super Ego]] and Shauna is [[TheMcCoy Id]].
* GoodCounterpart: To Lysandre, the Team Flare Boss. Both of them start out as Sycamore's disciples, run errands for the man, and at some point become able to use Mega Evolution. The difference in how they acquire Mega Evolution exemplify this best; while Lysandre uses a contraption to force his Pokémon to Mega Evolve, the protagonist is able to use it through the Mega Ring, and their bond with their Pokémon to bring out true strength.
* GogglesDoNothing: As the player, they have sunglasses on their hat as part of the default outfit.
%%* GrayEyes: By default. In Calem's case related to his MeaningfulName below.
* TheHero: As the player character.
* HumbleHero: Though it doesn't have an effect on the story, there are a few dialogue options at certain points that are more modest than others.
* IconicItem: The player eventually assumes possession of the Mega Ring. The rival later gains possession of one post-game.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The rival will become slightly envious of the player, realizing that the player was simply meant for greater things than they are.
* {{Immortality}}: In the postgame, Sycamore says that the group were exposed to Team Flare's machine, meaning that they might have become immortal.
* InformedAttractiveness: Eventually, after performing enough stylish actions, many establishments around Lumiose City will comment in awe of how stylish the player is, even if you've never changed your hair or clothes since rolling out of bed.
* InSeriesNickname: Near the beginning of the game, the player can create a nickname for the rest of the group to refer to them by.
* TheLeader: Whoever the rival is will initially serve this role; Levelheaded type, while the player starts off as their {{Lancer}}.
** The PlayerCharacter turns into a Charismatic type over the course of the game, with everyone, even the rival who has now been demoted to TheLancer, looking up to them.
* LegacyCharacter: Looker presents the player with the codename "Looker" after he leaves Kalos.
* LonerTurnedFriend: As a rival, they act rather aloof from the beginning, mainly focusing on training rather than hanging around. By the time you take down Team Flare, however, they have a change in attitude and become more personable with the rest of the gang.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Mega Rings, used to activate Mega Evolution.
* MeaningfulName: Calem and Serena's names (both in English and Japanese) come from the words "calm" and "serene," respectively.
** Their promotional names Xavier and Yvonne are fairly common [[FantasyCounterPartCulture French names]] that start with X and Y. Their respective meanings have no other correlation.
* NaiveNewcomer: As usual, the player character starts off completely new to Pokémon training, but they are also implied to be new to much of the Kalos Region as well. Luckily their rival will show them the ropes.
* NiceHat: Interestingly, only the player keeps the hat.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The rival starts to feel this way during the fight with Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.
--> ''"But if I keep relying on you like this, going on this journey will lose its meaning..."''
* ProtagonistPowerupPrivileges: As the PlayerCharacter, they are the only one of the five who gets to use the Mega Evolution mechanic. Justified given that they defeated the other candidate and there was only one ring available at the time. As a rival, they get access to Mega Evolution Post-game.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: The Rival starts off as the member with the most experience, but after you finally battle, it becomes clear that the player has overtaken them.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The rival will be the Blue Oni to the player's Red Oni. The player, however, will be the Blue Oni to Shauna's Red.
* TheRival: The one you don't play as appears as such, and they mainly focus on getting stronger than you.
* RollerBladeGood: The player gets a pair early on, and can learn an assortment of awesome tricks like backflips and swirls.
* RookieRedRanger: Despite being the group's newest member, the player character quickly becomes its most capable battler.
* SilentProtagonist: Played with. You don't have explicit pre-created dialogue like the [=NPCs=] do but the options this generation are far more specific than in previous gens.
* ShipTease: With each other, and the player character with Shauna.
* SuperMode: The first protagonists to be able to use Mega Evolution [[labelnote]] Although Red can Mega Evolve his Starters in ''Sun and Moon'', he is not a playable character at that point. [[/labelnote]]
* TeamDad: The rival, who leads by example, and likes to protect rather than support.
* TeamMom: The player. The few dialogue options available to the player will always have one gentle, supportive option.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Calem, Serena and Shauna. Each of them receives one of the three starter Pokémon.
* TheUnchosenOne: The rival really wants to be TheChosenOne, but unfortunately for them, it would seem the player already holds the position.
* VagueAge: Even more true than other protagonists, and in some ways for Serena even ''more'' true than Calem, thanks to the VirtualPaperDoll feature. Some outfit-and-hair combinations can make Serena look like a [[Characters/PokemonAnimeOriginalSeries certain other 10-year-old tomboy]] in the franchise or make her and Calem look ''younger'' than even Red (Serena's "cute" clothes + pigtails are good at this), while others, particularly ones from Lumiose and Snowbelle, can make him/her look practically like a college student. By default s/he has the air of a mid-teen, however.
** Post-game, a girl named Emma is introduced who is explicitly sixteen years-old. She treats the player with respect, as if they are older, but judging from appearances, the player character is of similar height and looks, implying they are somewhere very close to her age.
* VirtualPaperDoll: In addition to choosing their skin color, the player can dress their selected character in a variety of different outfits.
* WeaponOfChoice: The protagonist actually gets three: the Kalos Starter, a Kanto Starter, and Mega Lucario. The rival has the starter and Mega Absol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Your rival receives one of the Kanto starters from Sycamore and the fossil you didn't pick in Glittering Cave, but they never use them.
** They also have a Fletchling and catch a Bunnelby during the tutorial, and never use them again.
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[[folder:Calem (Calme)]]

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The male main character (and rival if you choose Serena) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young man has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along with his mother, Grace. Given his mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and his close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides he's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Calem summoned to his laboratory in Lumiose City.

Calem hasn't appeared in anime adaptations, but his clothes served as one of the [[WholeCostumeReference inspirations for Ash's new outfit]] in the ''Pokémon X and Y'' anime (the other inspiration is Red's ''[=FireRed & LeafGreen=]'' costume). His counterpart in the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga is simply called "X".

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!!Generation VI

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: The player can customize both characters in a variety of clothing from casual, to extremely professional, and in some cases elegant. And, of course, you can kick plenty of ass while dressed as such.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The player will be superior to their rival counterpart when it comes to battling, and will always have a more completed Pokedex than Trevor.
* BackToBackBadasses: The player will just as frequently team up with their rival as they will battle against them.
* BreakTheHaughty: Despite being straightforward with training and actively getting stronger while doing everything right, your rival can never beat you and they'll always question why.
* CantCatchUp: Your rival will go through a good deal of existential angst over losing to you when you beat him/her in a battle for the Mega Ring.
* ChickMagnet: As is the case with many recent protagonists, the PC gets ShipTease with a good number of females. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Unusually, however, this isn't just the case with Calem]]. (Albeit it not being as blatant when directed towards her.)
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Unlike Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna, who have their own priorities, the rival will actively try to foil Team Flare's schemes, not unlike the player themselves.
* ColorMotif: Calem's default outfit has colors resembling Xerneas while Serena's default outfit has colors resembling Yveltal, their outfits can also be customized to suit the player's own personal personality or elemental preferences.
%%* CoolShades: Wears a pair over his/her hat.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A possibility for those who choose the darkest skin color and have their hair dyed at the hair salon.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Also an option if one who picks the darkest skintone and gets their hair dyed.
* DeadpanSnarker: As a Rival.
* DeclarationOfProtection: The rival will feel it is their duty to look after and protect their friends from people like Team Flare.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Zig-Zagged. [[spoiler:At the end, after defeating Diantha, the PlayerCharacter, TheRival, and the other three are treated to a parade and are personally given the "Honor of Kalos" as thanks for taking down Team Flare.]] In the Battle Chateau, however, an AlphaBitch trainer will talk trash about your clothes saying "Did you dress yourself in the dark or dig them out of the garbage" regardless whether or not if you're the most stylish trainer in all of Kalos with the most expensive chic clothing.
* AFatherToHisMen: The player's ability to utilize the Mega Ring implies that they share a special bond of trust and friendship with their Pokémon.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: ''Much'' more so than the others listed here. Even their ''skin color'' is mutable at character creation, and virtually everything else about their appearance can be changed at will at any point during the game. It's very unlikely that any two given Gen VI protags will look exactly alike, especially when comparing players who have unlocked everything.
* FiveManBand: With a 2:3 female to male ratio with the opposite gendered player characters and the 3 friendly rivals as a departure from the usual PowerTrio of the only having one rival. The Player and the opposite gendered Rival trade off on TheLeader and TheLancer roles. Shauna is TheChick as the most supportive, and girly member. Tierno is TheBigGuy for both his large size, and his focus on dancing moves that all either boost offensive ability, or are strong attacking moves. Trevor is TheSmartGuy who is more focused on finishing the Pokedex and learning about new types of Pokémon. They even fit the [[ColorCodedCharacters stereotypes color-wise]] with the leader and lancer as red and blue, big as yellow, smart as green, and chick as pink.
* FreudianTrio: The Player is [[TheKirk Ego]], The Rival is [[TheSpock Super Ego]] and Shauna is [[TheMcCoy Id]].
* GoodCounterpart: To Lysandre, the Team Flare Boss. Both of them start out as Sycamore's disciples, run errands for the man, and at some point become able to use Mega Evolution. The difference in how they acquire Mega Evolution exemplify this best; while Lysandre uses a contraption to force his Pokémon to Mega Evolve, the protagonist is able to use it through the Mega Ring, and their bond with their Pokémon to bring out true strength.
* GogglesDoNothing: As the player, they have sunglasses on their hat as part of the default outfit.
%%* GrayEyes: By default. In Calem's case related to his MeaningfulName below.
* TheHero: As the player character.
* HumbleHero: Though it doesn't have an effect on the story, there are a few dialogue options at certain points that are more modest than others.
* IconicItem: The player eventually assumes possession of the Mega Ring. The rival later gains possession of one post-game.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The rival will become slightly envious of the player, realizing that the player was simply meant for greater things than they are.
* {{Immortality}}: In the postgame, Sycamore says that the group were exposed to Team Flare's machine, meaning that they might have become immortal.
* InformedAttractiveness: Eventually, after performing enough stylish actions, many establishments around Lumiose City will comment in awe of how stylish the player is, even if you've never changed your hair or clothes since rolling out of bed.
* InSeriesNickname: Near the beginning of the game, the player can create a nickname for the rest of the group to refer to them by.
* TheLeader: Whoever the rival is will initially serve this role; Levelheaded type, while the player starts off as their {{Lancer}}.
** The PlayerCharacter turns into a Charismatic type over the course of the game, with everyone, even the rival who has now been demoted to TheLancer, looking up to them.
* LegacyCharacter: Looker presents the player with the codename "Looker" after he leaves Kalos.
* LonerTurnedFriend: As a rival, they act rather aloof from the beginning, mainly focusing on training rather than hanging around. By the time you take down Team Flare, however, they have a change in attitude and become more personable with the rest of the gang.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Mega Rings, used to activate Mega Evolution.
* MeaningfulName: Calem and Serena's names (both in English and Japanese) come from the words "calm" and "serene," respectively.
** Their promotional names Xavier and Yvonne are fairly common [[FantasyCounterPartCulture French names]] that start with X and Y. Their respective meanings have no other correlation.
* NaiveNewcomer: As usual, the player character starts off completely new to Pokémon training, but they are also implied to be new to much of the Kalos Region as well. Luckily their rival will show them the ropes.
* NiceHat: Interestingly, only the player keeps the hat.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The rival starts to feel this way during the fight with Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.
--> ''"But if I keep relying on you like this, going on this journey will lose its meaning..."''
* ProtagonistPowerupPrivileges: As the PlayerCharacter, they are the only one of the five who gets to use the Mega Evolution mechanic. Justified given that they defeated the other candidate and there was only one ring available at the time. As a rival, they get access to Mega Evolution Post-game.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: The Rival starts off as the member with the most experience, but after you finally battle, it becomes clear that the player has overtaken them.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The rival will be the Blue Oni to the player's Red Oni. The player, however, will be the Blue Oni to Shauna's Red.
* TheRival: The one you don't play as appears as such, and they mainly focus on getting stronger than you.
* RollerBladeGood: The player gets a pair early on, and can learn an assortment of awesome tricks like backflips and swirls.
* RookieRedRanger: Despite being the group's newest member, the player character quickly becomes its most capable battler.
* SilentProtagonist: Played with. You don't have explicit pre-created dialogue like the [=NPCs=] do but the options this generation are far more specific than in previous gens.
* ShipTease: With each other, and the player character with Shauna.
* SuperMode: The first protagonists to be able to use Mega Evolution [[labelnote]] Although Red can Mega Evolve his Starters in ''Sun and Moon'', he is not a playable character at that point. [[/labelnote]]
* TeamDad: The rival, who leads by example, and likes to protect rather than support.
* TeamMom: The player. The few dialogue options available to the player will always have one gentle, supportive option.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Calem, Serena and Shauna. Each of them receives one of the three starter Pokémon.
* TheUnchosenOne: The rival really wants to be TheChosenOne, but unfortunately for them, it would seem the player already holds the position.
* VagueAge: Even more true than other protagonists, and in some ways for Serena even ''more'' true than Calem, thanks to the VirtualPaperDoll feature. Some outfit-and-hair combinations can make Serena look like a [[Characters/PokemonAnimeOriginalSeries certain other 10-year-old tomboy]] in the franchise or make her and Calem look ''younger'' than even Red (Serena's "cute" clothes + pigtails are good at this), while others, particularly ones from Lumiose and Snowbelle, can make him/her look practically like a college student. By default s/he has the air of a mid-teen, however.
** Post-game, a girl named Emma is introduced who is explicitly sixteen years-old. She treats the player with respect, as if they are older, but judging from appearances, the player character is of similar height and looks, implying they are somewhere very close to her age.
* VirtualPaperDoll: In addition to choosing their skin color, the player can dress their selected character in a variety of different outfits.
* WeaponOfChoice: The protagonist actually gets three: the Kalos Starter, a Kanto Starter, and Mega Lucario. The rival has the starter and Mega Absol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Your rival receives one of the Kanto starters from Sycamore and the fossil you didn't pick in Glittering Cave, but they never use them.
** They also have a Fletchling and catch a Bunnelby during the tutorial, and never use them again.
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[[folder:Calem (Calme)]]

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The male main character (and rival if
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->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese), Creator/LucienDodge (English)

->''"I hate the weak. Pokémon, trainers. It doesn't matter who or what. I'm going to be strong and wipe out the weak. That goes for Team Rocket too. They act big and tough in a group. But get them alone, and they're weak. I hate them all. You stay out of my way. A weakling like
you choose Serena) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young man has just recently moved is only a distraction."''

TheRival in ''Gold, Silver, and Crystal''. He is a selfish thug whose first act is
to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along steal his starting Pokémon from the Elm Research Lab. Fuelled by [[EnemyMine a hatred towards Team Rocket]], [[BloodKnight he is obsessed with growing stronger]] as quickly as possible and sees his mother, Grace. Given his mother's previous occupation Pokémon as a Rhyhorn racer, and his close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides he's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Calem summoned mere tools to his laboratory in Lumiose City.

Calem hasn't appeared in anime adaptations, but his clothes served as one of
ascent. After being defeated by Lance, Silver begins to realise the [[WholeCostumeReference inspirations for Ash's folly of this approach and slowly turns over a new outfit]] in the ''Pokémon X and Y'' anime (the other inspiration is Red's ''[=FireRed & LeafGreen=]'' costume). leaf.

His counterpart is Silver in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures,'' and he has a pseudo-counterpart in Paul from the anime, even though the character first showed up in the ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga is simply called "X".Diamond and Pearl arc.



* AnimeHair: {{Averted}}. He's one of the few male protagonists to have a normal hairstyle. Even his alternate hairstyles don't really get all that crazy (certainly nothing approaching Nate).
* {{Bishonen}}: Compared to other male protagonists of previous generations, he really is very good-looking, which can help contribute to the "older" side of his VagueAge.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Not overly long, but still there.
** TallDarkAndHandsome: He is not as tall as some {{NPC}}s, but he is tallest of the main group, appearing taller than Tierno.
* BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit heavily features blue.
* ColorCodedCharacters: His primary color and speech balloon (when he's the rival) are blue.
* ColorMotif: He wears blue, white and red, the same colors as the French flag.
* TheDandy: Can be played this way with the Trainer customization feature.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Shauna when he's the Rival.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Calem's default outfit is predominantly blue and red.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: By default, Calem looks and dresses similarly to Hilbert. At least he can be customized for those who wanted more variety. As the rival he acts more like Cheren instead.
* WeaponOfChoice: Art from the games shows him with the Froakie line and Charmander line, and his clothes are thematically similar to Xerneas. Ash wearing his clothes in the anime also had Froakie. However in both ''Generations'' and ''Adventures'' his equivalent keeps Charmander, but has Chespin instead of Froakie.

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* AnimeHair: {{Averted}}. He's one of AdaptationalAttractiveness: Same as with Blue, Silver was considerably prettied-up in the few male protagonists to have a normal hairstyle. Even remakes. He was made taller and slimmer, and his alternate hairstyles don't really get all new expression is slightly less threatening.
* ArtisticAge: His ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' art makes him look more like a teenager, but he is stated to be Ethan and Lyra's age.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A loner
that crazy (certainly nothing approaching Nate).
prides himself on his power, and looks down on weaklings, he can back up his talk too. The Victory Road in ''Gold and Silver'' and its remakes is the only Victory Road in the series devoid of trainers. The reason? [[OneManArmy Silver defeated them all.]]
-->'''Silver''': Man, they were all spineless!
* BadBoss: Towards his Pokémon pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* BackToBackBadasses: With the player when Lance and Clair decided to challenge them to a tag battle in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''.
* {{Bishonen}}: Compared His remake design, slightly.
* BloodKnight: He loves
to other male protagonists battle, if just to prove his superiority over others.
* CharacterDevelopment: At first, he's by far the nastiest rival in the whole series, but by the end he's completely reformed. More is added in the remakes, featuring a new double battle against Clair and Lance after his turn. Also upon visiting the Elm Pokémon Lab afterwards, you discover that he tried to return his starting Pokémon, but Elm let him keep it since the Pokémon loved him so much. Not to mention his FreudianExcuse is fully revealed and explained.
* ChildrenAreCruel: He's either abusive or borderline-abusive.
* ContinuityCameo: His anime counterpart appeared in the Japanese ''The Legend
of previous generations, Thunder'' special's intro.
* CrashIntoHello: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', as a reference to [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Barry's]] usual way of meeting you. Unfortunately,
he isn't anywhere near as kind as Barry is.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Only in the opening of the remakes, where for some reason he has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] rather than silver. Art for ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' also has him with red eyes, so the shift to silver eyes may have been last-minute.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Basically his character arc; by the end of it, he has [[TookALevelInKindness taken multiple levels in kindness]] and openly shows respect to the player, a huge shift from the cruel, harsh loner he was at the beginning of it.
* DisappearedDad: His dad up and left him when he wasn't even nine. [[spoiler: Add to the fact that his father is ''Giovanni...'']]
* DemotedToExtra: His appearance in the anime is a mere cameo in the opening.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Your first clue that he's a darker rival than Blue is the revelation that he stole his Starter Pokémon. Even before then, he shoves you away rudely when you talk to him outside Prof. Elm's lab.
* EvilRedhead: He's evil at first, but then he settles for being a noble rival.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Pokemon Stadium 2''.
* FreudianExcuse:
** He's Giovanni's son. It was first implied in ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', but for whatever reason, the outright confirmation in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'' was edited out (a line literally translating to "I don't understand you, Dad!" dropped the "Dad" in the English version.
** His issues with strength and weakness also stem from him feeling like Team Rocket and his father were weak and fearing his own weakness. Before you head off into Victory Road, the last trainer you battle mentions Silver and notices how he has the feeling he has to win at any cost, having a deep fear of failure and being weak.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: His dark red and purple design is definitely not meant to make him look cuddly.
* HateSink: Before his CharacterDevelopment, he's actually more the antagonist than Team Rocket! The player is pretty much meant to hate his guts early on.
* IdiotHair: In the remakes. It's no indication of his character, however.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: All his obsession with being strong
really amounts to this. He didn't want to be weak like his father, so he strives to be a good battler.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until later in the game, when he loosens up. There are several trainers throughout the game pre-Kanto who mention the guy curb stomping them in a battle and taunting on how lame they were.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Becomes one later on.
* KnightOfCerebus: He
is very good-looking, much darker than the majority of the other rivals, having stolen his starter rather than being given one, being Giovanni's son, and treating his Pokémon like tools rather than friends.
* LonersAreFreaks: He does everything on his own, and is an exceptionally crude and ruthless boy. The player is probably the only human friend he has, but just that fact helps him become a much kinder person.
* MeaningfulName: While his original design had him with red eyes, as his concept art showed, his remake design makes his name meaningful. His name is "Silver" and he has gray, or ''silver'', eyes.
* MissingMom: Unlike the player, who has a dad who is never mentioned, his mother is never mentioned ever.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: TropeNamer. In ''Gold and Silver'', he tells you this verbatim after your first fight.
* NoNameGiven: The closest he has been given to a canon name is Silver, which was his default in ''Gold'' and ''Crystal'' to contrast with Ethan's original name Gold. In the remakes, "Silver" is never used- "Soul" is in ''[=HeartGold=]'' and "Heart" in ''[=SoulSilver=]''.
* PetTheDog: Even before his CharacterDevelopment, the fact that he gets a Crobat (a Pokemon that can only be obtained through [[ThePowerOfFriendship maxing a Golbat's happiness]]) later in the game already hints that he's not all bad.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes in the originals, as well as in the opening of the remakes, despite official artwork giving him silver eyes.
* TheRival: Silver ignites a one-sided, bitter rivalry with the player, hoping to prove he is better than them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He states he only has time for strong Pokémon, the others are worthless to him.
* TheSociopath: Shades of this, even more of them in the remakes, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* SequelEscalation: It [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't until Generation III]] that the developers decided to make TheRival a more friendly endeavor, and they were coming off the JerkAss Blue. Thus was born one of the darkest characters in the series, whom held the title until N came along.
* SoreLoser: Despite being defeated by the player a number of times he calls you out for being ''pathetically weak''.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The infamous event where he strips the character of the Rocket disguise right before you could get the infiltration plan going is this. Unlike other examples of the trope, he soon realizes why you wore the outfit but [[{{Jerkass}} calls you pathetic for resorting to disguise before walking off]].
* TookALevelInKindness: Resolves to be a kinder Trainer to his Pokémon after having his brutish behavior spelled out as the reason for his failures as a Trainer. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration even exemplified in-game]] by having his Golbat evolve into a Crobat,
which can help contribute to the "older" side only evolve with extreme happiness.
* {{Tsundere}}: Some
of his VagueAge.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Not overly long, but still there.
** TallDarkAndHandsome: He is not as tall as some {{NPC}}s, but he is tallest of the main group, appearing taller than Tierno.
* BlueIsHeroic: His default outfit heavily features blue.
* ColorCodedCharacters: His primary color and speech balloon (when
post-CharacterDevelopment dialogue implies he's a type A. This is even a FanNickname for him in the rival) are blue.
* ColorMotif: He wears blue, white and red, the same colors as the French flag.
* TheDandy: Can be played this way with the Trainer customization feature.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Shauna when he's the Rival.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Calem's default outfit is predominantly blue and red.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: By default, Calem looks and dresses similarly to Hilbert. At least he can be customized for those who wanted more variety. As the rival he acts more like Cheren instead.
Japanese fandom.
* WeaponOfChoice: Art from Most adaptations give him the games shows him Totodile line.
** He is also associated
with Sneasel, who has the Froakie line and Charmander line, and honor of being the only member of this Silver's party (besides the starter) carried over to his clothes are thematically similar to Xerneas. Ash wearing his clothes in the anime also had Froakie. However in both ''Generations'' and ''Adventures'' his equivalent keeps Charmander, but has Chespin instead of Froakie.counterpart. They even share a color scheme.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'', it's implied that he feels this way about the PlayerCharacter.
* WouldHitAGirl: If you [[CaptainObvious play as a girl]]. He also shoves Clair away when she offers to team with him against Lance and the player.



[[folder:Serena]]

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The female main character (and rival if you choose Calem) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young lady has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along with her mother, Grace. Given her mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and her close bond with the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides she's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Serena summoned to his laboratory in Lumiose City.

[[YoungerAndHipper A younger version]] of Serena served as one of the protagonists in the ''Pokémon XY'' [[Characters/PokemonXY anime]] (and, as the run concluded, went on to become one of the most notable and discussed characters in the history of the franchise largely because of her much more prominent romance with Ash, including its climax). Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is simply called "Y".

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The female main character (and rival if other [[TheRival rival]] in ''Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald''. Wally is a sickly boy who starts his journey when you choose Calem) of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. This young lady has just recently moved to Vaniville Town in Kalos, along with her mother, Grace. Given her mother's previous occupation as a Rhyhorn racer, and her close help him catch his first Pokémon. Drawing strength from the growing bond with between himself and his Pokémon, Wally slowly manages to overcome his frailties and discover his resolve to become the family Rhyhorn, Professor Sycamore decides she's the perfect candidate to help with Sycamore's research into "Mega Evolution," and has Serena summoned to his laboratory in Lumiose City.

[[YoungerAndHipper A younger version]] of Serena served as
Pokémon League Champion, becoming one of the protagonists strongest trainers in the ''Pokémon XY'' [[Characters/PokemonXY anime]] (and, as the run concluded, went on to become one of the most notable and discussed characters series in the history of the franchise largely because of her much more prominent romance with Ash, including its climax). Her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' counterpart is simply called "Y".process.



* BareYourMidriff: All the Parka and Halter top options give her this.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: A few of her clothing options can give her this look, such as the shirt-and-tie combos at the Lumiose boutique.
* BoyishShortHair: A hair option at the barbershop.
* CensorShadow: Allows Serena to effectively combine [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short skirts]] and roller-blading without any threat of exposure.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Her primary color and speech balloons (when she's the rival) are red.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her default outfit, as well as every single dress or skirt option.
* FamilyThemeNaming: In the English versions, combining her name and her mother's will result in two words one letter away from an existing Pokémon Ability-Serene Grace.
* {{Fanservice}}: Some of her clothing options lean in this direction.
* TheFashionista: She's the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/pxy-trainer-customization.html poster child]] of the Trainer customization feature, and there are ''far'' more clothing and hair styles available if you're playing as her [[MenswearGhetto rather than Calem]].
* GirlishPigtails: Becomes an option at the barbershop after the player becomes sufficiently stylish.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: As Rival with Shauna.
* LittleBlackDress: One of her outfits you can get when she's the protagonist. It's even called the Little Black Dress.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Can be pulled off with the tights or leggings while customizing. Her stockings also act similar.
* StockingFiller: Her default thigh-high stockings or as they're labeled in game, "OTK (Over The Knee) Socks," and about a third of all the sock options.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Considered this with the more revealing outfits and short skirt.
* TightsUnderShorts: Can be pulled off with tights or leggings while [[VirtualPaperDoll customizing]].
* TomboyishPonytail: As the rival. As the player character, you can also style her hair as such at the barbershop if the player is sufficiently stylish.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Fennekin line in most artwork and adaptations, with the exception of Adventures where it's the Froakie line. Squirtle is also her Kanto starter of choice, and her clothes are thematically similar to Yveltal.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Every one of her shorts options.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her default clothes are Grade A along with any combination of OTK Socks and a Skirt/Dress or Shorts.

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* BareYourMidriff: All {{Adorkable}}: Very shy, polite, and awkward.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In
the Parka ''Omega Ruby and Halter top options give her this.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: A few
Alpha Sapphire'', after your first fight with him, he will always be a step ahead of her clothing options can give her this look, such as you challenging Gyms. However, he comes at a stop right before facing the shirt-and-tie combos League.
* ArtisticAge: While his ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' appearance hardly looks different from how he looks in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he's actually at least a decade older, around the same age as Red and Blue. Their respective games [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/History_of_the_Pokémon_world take place
at the Lumiose boutique.
* BoyishShortHair: A hair option at
same time,]] and there's nothing that suggest this was altered in the barbershop.Mega Timeline.
* AscendedExtra: Originally an unexpected rival, in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally became one of the strongest trainers in the series, and returns in ''Sun and Moon'', making him the first rival since Blue to make a reappearance outside their source game.

* CensorShadow: Allows Serena to effectively combine [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short skirts]] BadassAdorable: Don't let his looks fool you, in the post game he is one of the toughest trainers in the series, with a team decked out with items, abilities, and roller-blading without any threat movesets that wouldn't be out of exposure.
place in a real life tournament.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Her primary color BlingOfWar: His Mega Amulet.
* BonusBoss: In ''Omega Ruby
and speech balloons (when she's Alpha Sapphire'', he can be fought again (with a new team) after completing one of the rival) are red.
Super Rounds in the Battle Maison.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her default outfit, as well as every single dress or skirt option.
* FamilyThemeNaming:
BossRemix: In the English versions, combining her name ''Omega Ruby and her mother's will result in two words one letter away Alpha Sapphire'', he gets a [[AutobotsRockOut rock remix]] of his leitmotif as his BattleThemeMusic.
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', his Altaria disappears
from his party. However, in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', it's back.
* GuestStarPartyMember: You can battle with him as your partner at the Battle Tree in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* GracefulLoser: Zig-Zagged. When he loses in the pre-Elite Four battle in the remakes he falls silent and screams in frustration but quickly pulls himself together and thanks you for not holding back.
* HandicappedBadass: Zig-Zagged. Wally starts out suffering from a breathing condition, but by the end of main storyline he appears to be no longer suffering the symptoms of this and has become a lot stronger. Post-game there is no evidence of Wally suffering from any conditions and is now one of the most powerful trainers in the entire series.
* IllBoy: While his condition isn't ever named, the fact that it's alleviated by clean air would suggest asthma. He seems to have mostly recovered by the end of the story. If Wally's condition ''is'' asthma, his recovery has some actual basis in fact. The best treatment for asthma actually is physical activity (with
an existing inhaler in case of attacks). In fact, many athletes actually suffer from asthma, but regular physical activity actually reduces the chance of an attack. So Wally's [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] has science behind it.
* LuminescentBlush: About half the time in the remakes, due to his shyness.
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: By the end of ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', Wally has one of the best competitive teams in the
Pokémon Ability-Serene Grace.
* {{Fanservice}}: Some of her clothing options lean
Universe (NPC-wise). His room in Petalburg is filled with Pokémon books and handwritten notes on strategy. Oh and under his coat? A white silk shirt.]]
* TheRival: He tries to be
this direction.
* TheFashionista: She's
to you, and since May or Brendan stops their journey in the [[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/pxy-trainer-customization.html poster child]] of the Trainer customization feature, and there are ''far'' more clothing and hair styles available if you're playing as her [[MenswearGhetto rather than Calem]].
* GirlishPigtails: Becomes an option at the barbershop after the player
original games, becomes sufficiently stylish.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: As Rival with Shauna.
* LittleBlackDress: One of her outfits
it by the time you can get to Victory Road.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Definitely the Sensitive Guy to Brendan's Manly Man if you play as May, even though they don't interact.
* ShrinkingViolet: At least initially.
* SuperMode: He has a Key Stone in the remakes, and uses Mega Gallade. In ''Sun and Moon'', he may also have Mega Garchomp or Mega Altaria.
* TaremeEyes
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In the remakes,
when she's he challenges you to a battle at the protagonist. It's even called end of Victory Road, the Little Black Dress.
music (before and during the battle) becomes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wYGBi_JyA this.]]
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Can be pulled off TookALevelInBadass: When you first meet him, he's a shy and sickly boy that needs help to catch his first Pokémon. On your second meeting, he knows how to battle and is confident enough to challenge the local Gym Leader (but still isn't that good). On your third meeting, he has an entire team of Pokémon that's just below the Elite Four in level and is ''much'' more confident in himself -- his final rematch has his Pokémon only ''just'' below the Pokémon Champion himself in terms of level. ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' take this further by having a fourth fight that shows how much knowledge he's gained, being one of the few [=NPCs=] to utilize held items on all of his {{Mons}} and having his post-battle dialogue show he's constantly thinking about how to improve his strategy.
* UncattyResemblance: His green and white color scheme matches up perfectly
with the tights or leggings while customizing. Her stockings also act similar.
* StockingFiller: Her default thigh-high stockings or as they're labeled in game, "OTK (Over The Knee) Socks," and about a third of all the sock options.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Considered this with the more revealing outfits and short skirt.
* TightsUnderShorts: Can be pulled off with tights or leggings while [[VirtualPaperDoll customizing]].
* TomboyishPonytail: As the rival. As the player character, you can also style her hair as such at the barbershop if the player is sufficiently stylish.
Ralts line (his starter Pokémon).
* WeaponOfChoice: The Fennekin line in most artwork and adaptations, Ralts line, ending with the exception of Adventures where it's the Froakie line. Squirtle is also her Kanto starter of choice, Gardevoir. ''Omega Ruby'' and her clothes are thematically similar to Yveltal.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Every one of her shorts options.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her default clothes are Grade A along
''Alpha Sapphire'' replaces Gardevoir with any combination Gallade, [[SuperMode Mega Gallade]] to be exact.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Even in the Pokémon world, he stands out a bit for his bright green hair, which is shared by only a handful
of OTK Socks other characters and a Skirt/Dress or Shorts.sprites in the series.



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An excitable boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. Obsessed with dancing, his goal is to create a troupe of performing Pokémon dancers.

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An excitable boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning
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TheRival
of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. Obsessed with dancing, his goal ''Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum''. Barry is an impatient and hyperactive young man who always seems to be in a rush. His dream is to create a troupe of performing become the Pokémon dancers.League Champion, and ''especially'' wants to achieve it as fast as possible. However, his genuine talent at raising Pokémon is offset by his haste and lack of patience, and his preference for brute force over strategy.

He has several counterparts in different mediums, and corresponds to Pearl in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.



* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his size, he is very light on his feet and a good dancer. He aims to create a dance team with his Pokémon.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: The description of him provided states he tends to get distracted by their opponents moves during battle because he is trying to incorporate them into his choreography.
* BigFun: He has a plump body and a huge heart.
* TheBigGuy: The largest of the friends and his signature Pokémon is the offense-oriented Corphish. Though battling isn't Tierno's main priority, dancing is a very physical activity. Also most dancing moves deal with boosting offense (Swords Dance, Dragon Dance, Rain Dance) or dealing heavy damage (Petal Dance).
* ButThouMust: Give yourself a nickname. Of course, you ''could'' just [[LoopholeAbuse make your nickname the same as your in-game name]].
* ColorCodedCharacters: Yellow.
* CoordinatedClothes: If the player character is a boy, it is possible to purchase the same shirt Tierno wears, which is appropriately titled "Twin T-Shirt."[[note]]Available at Cyllage City on weekends[[/note]]
* DanceBattler: He aims to create a team of Pokémon dancers. Case in point, the first time you battle him, his "starter" is a Corphish and it knows [[StatusBuff Swords Dance]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: His "starter" is a Corphish that becomes a Water/Dark Crawdaunt, but he is a pretty affable guy.
* FlatCharacter: He never gets a chance to share a character-building moment with the player unlike the other three rivals, nor can his house be visited for any possible backstory a la Trevor.
* GentleGiant: Rather big, but friendly.
* MeaningfulName: His name is Spanish for soft or tender (as in food), but when used to refer to a person it means inexperienced.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue the Pokémon on Route 10.
* RealMenWearPink: He is TheBigGuy of the group, but his greatest passion is dancing and his goal is to make a team of [[DanceBattler Dance Battlers]].
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Trevor's Blue Oni.
* SphereEyes: Noticeably, making his character design a little nonstandard.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Trevor are seen together often.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's Wise Guy with Trevor's Straight Man.
* WeaponOfChoice: Corphish/Crawdaunt. In the Battle Maison he specializes in Pokémon that strike fast and hard, like Talonflame and Hawlucha, and throughout all of his team members there are plenty of dancing moves to go around.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his size, {{Adorkable}}: How energetic he is very light on his feet and a good dancer. He aims to create a dance team with his Pokémon.
gives him this.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: The description After barging into your room in ''Platinum'' he stops himself in the middle of him provided states a sentence to comment on your new laptop. In a later scene, he tends to get gets distracted again by their opponents moves during battle because he is trying to incorporate them into his choreography.one of those cut-outs in which tourists take pictures in.
* BigFun: He has a plump body BigDamnHeroes: Just when it looks like you'll have to face Jupiter and a huge heart.
* TheBigGuy: The largest
Mars alone atop of the friends Mt. Coronet, guess who shows up and heals you afterwards?
* CatchPhrase:
** "What was that about?"
** And briefly, "I'm fining you [large amount of money] if you're late!" This is by far
his signature Pokémon is the offense-oriented Corphish. Though battling isn't Tierno's main priority, dancing is a very physical activity. Also most dancing moves deal with boosting offense (Swords Dance, Dragon Dance, Rain Dance) or dealing heavy damage (Petal Dance).
* ButThouMust: Give yourself a nickname. Of course, you ''could'' just [[LoopholeAbuse make your nickname
iconic line, however, to the same as your in-game name]].
* ColorCodedCharacters: Yellow.
point where it carries on to all of his other counterparts.
* CoordinatedClothes: If CharacterDevelopment: As the story goes on, he becomes more patient and less hasty. He also becomes better at creating strategies and learning from his losses.
* CrashIntoHello: Your rival's normal way of greeting you. {{Lampshaded}} during one of your mid-game encounters with him, where he ''doesn't'' crash into you and gleefully points this out, asking if you were surprised.
--> '''''"Thud!!"'''''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is so dorky and impatient that it's easy to forget that he is the ''second strongest'' trainer to have appeared in the series, right after Red.
* DumbBlonde: Downplayed, as he is not that dumb, but he is quite impulsive.
* FightingYourFriend: Basically, what you do with him. It defines your relationship.
* FriendlyRivalry: With
the player character is a boy, it is possible character.
* GenerationXerox: He looks and acts like his father, right down
to purchase the same shirt Tierno wears, which is appropriately titled "Twin T-Shirt."[[note]]Available at Cyllage City on weekends[[/note]]
CrashIntoHello.
* DanceBattler: He aims to create a team HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He's one of Pokémon dancers. Case in point, the first time main heroes and is blonde.
* HeroicBSOD: The events at Lake Acuity send him into one due to failing to stop Team Galactic, and it takes the poor kid a while to snap out of it.
* HotBlooded: He's always eager to fight, as his Platinum animation shows.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Barry:''' If you're not a Pokémon, and
you run like that, you're a bad guy.
* {{Keet}}: Especially at the very beginning. He learns to tone down his hyperactivity slightly by the end, though he's still extremely energetic.
* TheRival: He's this of the Gen IV Trainers.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a scarf and you will
battle him, him a few times.
* ScheduleFanatic: Times ''everything'' you do!
* SharedFamilyQuirks: It turns out
his "starter" father, Palmer, is a Corphish just as hasty and it knows [[StatusBuff Swords Dance]].
has a tendency to be late just like him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: StrongFamilyResemblance: With Palmer.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Though not portrayed negatively.
His "starter" is a Corphish that becomes a Water/Dark Crawdaunt, but he way of banging into everything and everyone is a pretty affable guy.
* FlatCharacter: He never gets a chance
obvious reference to share a character-building moment with the how player unlike characters tend to run or bike absolutely everywhere to speed things along, often running into things as a result. All those [=NPCs=] who mention how impatient he is? They might just say the other three rivals, nor can his house be visited for any possible backstory a la Trevor.
* GentleGiant: Rather big, but friendly.
* MeaningfulName: His name is Spanish for soft or tender (as in food), but when used
same thing about you, except they're too polite to refer say it to a person it means inexperienced.
your face.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue TookALevelInBadass: When ''Platinum'' was first released, the Pokémon on Route 10.
* RealMenWearPink: He is TheBigGuy
levels of the group, but his greatest passion is dancing and his goal is to make a Barry's team of [[DanceBattler Dance Battlers]].
* RecurringBoss: Faced
actually exceeded ''Red's''. Although Red regained his title again in the ''Gold and Silver'' remakes, that still makes Barry the second toughest opponent in the series, with a mere couple times during of levels difference between their teams once you've beaten the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Trevor's Blue Oni.
* SphereEyes: Noticeably, making his character design a little nonstandard.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Trevor are seen together often.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's Wise Guy with Trevor's Straight Man.
Elite Four at least 20 times.
* WeaponOfChoice: Corphish/Crawdaunt. In Artwork pertaining to the Battle Maison he specializes games gives him the Turtwig line. His counterparts in Pokémon that strike fast the adaptations have no consistent theme and hard, like Talonflame and Hawlucha, and throughout all have been seen with any of his team members there are plenty of dancing moves to go around.the three Sinnoh starters.



[[folder:Trevor (Toroba)]]
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A curious boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. He doesn't much care for battling, and prefers to challenge the player on who has more entries in their Pokédex.

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[[folder:Cheren]]

One of the two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and White''. Cheren is an intelligent and competitive trainer who is utterly focused on becoming the Pokémon League Champion. However, he only seeks to become the Champion for its own sake, and over time this motive is called into question. He eventually becomes a Gym Leader in ''Black 2 and White 2''.

For information on Cheren, check the Characters/PokemonGymLeaders Character Page.
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[[folder:Bianca (Bel)]]
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A curious boy from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at ->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (JP), Eileen Stevens (EN) (promo)

One of
the beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. He doesn't much care for battling, two [[TheRival rivals]] in ''Black and prefers to challenge the player on White''. Bianca is a ditzy and idealistic young trainer who has is more entries interested in their Pokédex.just travelling with her Pokémon than competitive battling. She uses her journey as a ComingOfAgeStory, discovering what she wants to do with her life. In ''Black 2 and White 2'' she decides to research Pokémon and becomes Professor Juniper's aide.



* {{Adorkable}}: He makes a big deal out of completing his Pokédex, and puts a lot of effort into trying to explain the simplest things.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Tierno's Red Oni.
* CatchPhrase: "To put another way..."
* CharacterDevelopment: Shauna describes him at the beginning as very shy, and towards the end of the game she now remarks that he seems bolder, evidenced by his challenging the player to a battle.
* ColorCodedCharacters: He's TheSmartGuy, and has a green color scheme.
* DeadpanSnarker: Much of his dialogue towards Tierno comes off as sarcasm.
* GottaCatchEmAll: His goal is to be the first out of his friends to complete the Pokédex.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: If you talk to him post-game, he will mention a random Pokémon capable of Mega evolving and react with joy if you have it recorded in your Pokédex with a remark that "it's nice having the same Pokémon as them". Considering this is his reaction to any mon owned, he may have Pokémon like Garchomp and others stored up but never uses them. And that ''includes'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Mewtwo]], of all [[OlympusMons mons]]!
* MeaningfulName: More of a PunnyName than a name meaning compared to the others, but Trevor is similar to ''trouver'' which is French for "to find." It's also Irish for industrious or prudent.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue the Pokémon on Route 10.
* ParentalAbandonment: You can find his house near Jaune Plaza in Lumiose, where his sister reveals that their parents left both of them to go on a journey.
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RefusalOfTheCall: While he's fine with filling the Pokédex, his knee-jerk reaction to having Team Flare's activities explained to him is to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decide that it's best to stay away from them.]] It doesn't stick.
* TheSmartGuy: Seemingly fills this role as your friend.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: A full head shorter than any of his friends (and that's including his hair).
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Tierno, as they are almost always together.
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%%** FatAndSkinny
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's the Straight Man with Tierno's Wise Guy.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Flabébé line, ending with Florges. In the Battle Maison it's fossil Pokémon, specifically Aurorus and Tyrantum.

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* {{Adorkable}}: He makes BadassAdorable: Although she's not as interested in battling as her friends, she's still a big deal very powerful and very cute young Trainer, especially in the sequels.
* BonusBoss:
** If you use the Memory Link function in ''Black 2 and White 2'' with a copy of ''Black'' or ''White'', she'll use her team from those games, including her starter and elemental monkey, in a battle on Route 1. Unlike other bonuses, this is a one-time battle.
** She appears in the ''Black 2 and White 2''[='=]s World Tournament, despite not being a Gym Leader, using a team based on her role as Juniper's aide.
* BreakTheCutie: Right from the start, her father almost completely prevents her from going on her journey. She tries her best and still loses to the player, and then her Munna is stolen by Team Plasma (it's given back later), causing her to feel weak. Later, in Nimbasa, her father goes all the way there to attempt to drag the poor girl back home. Thank goodness for Elesa's interference.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Cheren and either Hilda or Hilbert.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** In ''Black and White'', Bianca's team by endgame can easily be more robust, well-balanced, and have a more efficient movepool than Cheren's, despite the fact that Bianca is functionally a Pokémon hobbyist (later going into the non-combat side of Pokémon husbandry) and Cheren is dead-set on becoming the next Champion and is all about the battles.
** She's in the Pokémon World Tournament, in the Gym Leader tournaments, putting her up as one of the best Trainers in the world. A random NPC that gives you info on your opponents outright says that she's a powerful trainer.
* CuteClumsyGirl: So very much. It even shows in her battle sprites, which show her just about to trip and fall as she pulls out her Poké Ball (Black/White) or cheers (Black 2/White 2).
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The point of her character development. She doesn't know what she wants
out of completing his Pokédex, life, but eventually decides to help out Professor Juniper.
* TheDitz: She chooses Pokémon that have elemental weaknesses to you,
and puts often can't find her way around many cities.
* DumbBlonde: She is described as
a lot bit of effort into trying an unreliable airhead, though it's more just clumsy than outright dumb.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: It's gotten longer in ''Black 2 and White 2'', apparently
to explain make her look older.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Not commented on, but her hairstyle greatly emphasizes it.
* FriendToAllLivingThings:
** All of her Pokémon in
the simplest things.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Tierno's Red Oni.
* CatchPhrase: "To put another way..."
* CharacterDevelopment: Shauna describes him at
Memory Link battle know Return, a move that powers up the beginning as very shy, more the user likes their trainer. In the World Tournament, only her Stoutland uses Return.
** In ''Black 2
and towards White 2'', you can call her on the Xtransceiver to have her rate your Pokémon's happiness (she even refers to them as your "little darlings.")
* GeniusDitz:
** She ends up having a pretty good team in
the end of ''Black in White'' and is one of your possible opponents in the game Pokémon World Tournament
** She decides to become a Pokémon Researcher, which she's making good on in ''Black 2 and White 2'' as Juniper's aide.
* GenkiGirl: Usually, anyway, unless [[ShrinkingViolet she's]] [[BreakTheCutie troubled.]]
* GirlishPigtails: They aren't really pigtails, but the swept-up parts of her hair seem to evoke this.
* GondorCallsForAid: At the end of ''Black and White'',
she now remarks that he seems bolder, evidenced by his challenging calls upon the player Gym Leaders to a battle.
* ColorCodedCharacters: He's TheSmartGuy, and has a green color scheme.
* DeadpanSnarker: Much of his dialogue towards Tierno comes
hold off as sarcasm.
the Sages at N's Castle.
* GottaCatchEmAll: His The goal is to be Bianca ends up deciding on in the end of ''Black and White''.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During
the first out of his friends visit at Reversal Mountain in ''Black 2 and White 2'' till you get to complete the Pokédex.
main room and leave through Undella Town.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: If you talk to HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bianca has blonde hair and is one of the heroes.
%%* HartmanHips
* {{Meganekko}}: For some reason, she gained glasses between the two years. People joke that she stole them from Cheren, or at least received them from
him post-game, he will mention in some manner. [[note]]It might be a random [[JustifiedTrope justification]] to the CuteClumsyGirl above. She might be near-sighted.[[/note]]
%%* MoeStare
* NiceHat: Now with a [[HairDecs ribbon on the side]].
* OverprotectiveDad: He didn't want her to go on her journey, and actually shows up to try to take her home!
* OvershadowedByAwesome: She's actually a rather competent trainer in her own right as she's capable of holding on her own against Gym Leaders in the PWT. However, Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren and N end up being much more powerful than her by the end of BW.
* PluckyGirl: Don't think anything's going to stop her from finding her own dream. Not losing in battles, not having her
Pokémon capable of Mega evolving stolen, not even her dad's interference. Hell, she doesn't even back down or flinch during their conversation in Nimbasa City!
* ThePollyanna: She stays optimistic
and react cheerful no matter how many times she is best by the player.
* TheRival: Despite sharing this trope
with joy if you have it recorded Cheren, their character development in your Pokédex with a remark that "it's nice having regard is very different. Bianca starts her journey without many expectations or hopes to become anything, and discovers her abilities as her journey progresses.
* ShipTease: Her glasses in ''Black 2 and White 2'' look an awful lot like Cheren's, and Cheren himself is no longer wearing glasses...
* ShrinkingViolet: Somewhat. While she's usually perfectly outgoing, she is also shown to be frightened pretty easily. It doesn't help that [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] is constantly worrying over her journey, and his sheltering of her all her life probably caused her insecurities to start with.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is her Japanese name spelled Beru, Bel, Bell, or Belle? Because of this, her German name is Bell, Italian is Belle and Spanish is Bel.
* StockingFiller: She wears orange garters under her dress in
the same Pokémon as them". Considering first game.
* ThemeNaming: Her Japanese name, Bel, is Slavic for "white"; her English name is Italian for the same. The female player character's promotional name also related to white.
* WeaponOfChoice: To avoid giving her a canon starter choice, Musharna has become
this is his reaction to any mon owned, he may have Pokémon like Garchomp for her in ''Black 2 and others stored up but never uses them. And that ''includes'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Mewtwo]], of all [[OlympusMons mons]]!
White 2''.
* MeaningfulName: More of a PunnyName than a name meaning compared to WideEyedIdealist: She's constantly looking on the others, but Trevor bright side of things. Cheren is similar to ''trouver'' which is French for "to find." It's also Irish for industrious or prudent.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Helping Dexio and Sina rescue
a little annoyed by this near the end, where she's still being bubbly despite the possible threat of N beating the Pokémon on Route 10.
* ParentalAbandonment: You can find his house near Jaune Plaza in Lumiose, where his sister reveals that their parents left both of them to go on a journey.
* RecurringBoss: Faced a couple times during the game, the last time as part of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RefusalOfTheCall: While he's fine with filling the Pokédex, his knee-jerk reaction to having Team Flare's activities explained to him is to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decide that it's best to stay away from them.]] It doesn't stick.
* TheSmartGuy: Seemingly fills this role as your friend.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: A full head shorter than any of his friends (and that's including his hair).
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Tierno, as they are almost always together.
%%** BigGuyLittleGuy
%%** FatAndSkinny
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: He's the Straight Man with Tierno's Wise Guy.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Flabébé line, ending with Florges. In the Battle Maison it's fossil Pokémon, specifically Aurorus and Tyrantum.
League ahead.



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A spunky girl from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''.

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A spunky girl ->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), Creator/SeanSchemmel (EN) (promo)

TheRival in ''Black and White 2''. Hugh is a HotBlooded young man with [[ItsPersonal a serious grudge]] against Team Plasma, who stole his little sister's Purrlion years ago. To take revenge on them, he raised a Pokémon
from Vaniville Town whom you befriend at the beginning an egg and became a trainer. Though he is usually cool and calm, he [[BerserkButton goes berserk]] when confronted by a member of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. Team Plasma.



* AmbiguouslyBi: She has ShipTease with the protagonist whether it's Calem or Serena, though it's a ''tiny'' bit more obvious with Calem.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Seems to be a shade or two darker than her friends, with an Arabic name in the Japanese version. France ''does'' have a sizable Middle Eastern population.
* BabiesEverAfter: Not Shauna herself, but her starter. She'll trade you the offspring for any Pokémon in the post game, and it has a nature that amplifies its greatest stat, along with 31 [=IVs=] in that particular stat.
* BatmanGambit: During the final confrontation with Team Flare's Admins, she cowardly runs away screaming how she "hates being chased." A Team Flare Admin then suspects Shauna intentionally fled in order to split up the admins, who were outnumbering the protagonists six to three. Nonetheless, while Shauna does succeed in luring away two Admins, Serena or Calem also follows after Shauna, leaving the main character all alone to defeat the remaining four admins.
* BowTiesAreCool: Not in the usual way, but her shirt and her purse sport several bowtie-like designs.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her love for solving puzzles and close friendship with Clemont and Bonnie comes in handy later down the story when you deal with Team Flare the final time, in which her skills help open the final locked door to the machine.
* TheChick: Of the team of friends in Kalos, as the most cheerful and emotional member of the team.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Pink.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When battled on Route 19 before Couriway Town, she has a Goodra at Level 49 when it can only evolve from Sliggoo at level 50.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: One could easily mistake Shauna as someone similar to Bianca given she is less interested in Pokémon battling than the main rival, but she tags along on the final quest to take down Team Flare. In your second battle with her on Route 19, she just happens to own a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Goodra]].
* TheDitz: She's genuinely surprised about how Poké Balls worked during the Rival's catching tutorial, despite seeing them in action not 5 minutes before, and living in a universe where this should be common knowledge.
--> '''Shauna''': The Pokémon went INSIDE the Poké Ball?
--> '''Rival Character''': Shauna... What do you think your Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie is inside of right now?
* ForHappiness: Shauna's reason for journeying is simply to have fun and make some memories with her friends and Pokémon.
* GenkiGirl: Her Omura art has her with an enormous grin and WordOfGod describes her "an incredibly energetic girl" who's "friendly and outgoing."
* GirlishPigtails: She has four of them.
* TheHeart: Values friendship and teamwork. She's also one of the driving forces for pushing the rival towards enjoying things aside from just getting stronger. Her starter Pokémon will also ''always'' be female. This is a first compared to the rivals having male ones.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Serena if they are the player's rival.
* HiddenDepths:
** She is much more insightful than her bubbly exterior would suggest. It also seems that she is the only one of the gang who really savors the memories they're creating on their journey. There is also the fact she is a fan of puzzles.
** As the above BatmanGambit indicates, she's also good at understanding people, and can be unexpectedly cunning in a crisis.
* TheLoad: Played with. Shauna ''thinks'' that she has become this for Calem and Serena by the time you infiltrate Team Flare's base, even though the game never makes her come off as annoying, useless, or holding anyone back at any point in the story. You reassure her that she isn't and never was.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name is Arabic for "sunshine" or "brilliance."
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her top, bag and sandals are pink, and she's a rather feminine girl as well as TheHeart.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Calem if he's the player's rival.
* RecurringBoss: The first trainer you battle in the beginning of the game, using the starter weak to yours. Then she battles you much later in the game as the first of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to the rival's Blue Oni, who is more reserved and mature.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Calem, she is the more irresponsible one. Even more so if Calem is the rival.
* SayItWithHearts: She says things with a musical note at the end often.
* ShipperOnDeck: Hinted as one for Calem and Serena (regardless of which one you're playing as). She'll say they're the strongest and make a good combination.
* ShipTease: With the protagonist, regardless of gender, at Parfum Palace. The game is less subtle about it with Calem, though.
-->'''Shauna''': "Um... I've never watched fireworks alone with a boy, before. I'll remember this forever."
* UncattyResemblance: Shauna's design seems to be inspired by Mincinno and Pachirisu, though she doesn't necessarily own either one.
* VerbalTic: Accentuates her lines with musical notes, like so ♪
* WeaponOfChoice: The starter that has a type disadvantage to the player's starter, while in the Battle Maison she also has a Sylveon.
* WeNeedADistraction: Both at the Poké Ball Factory and Flare's Geosenge Headquarters, she uses herself to distract members of Team Flare to run after her.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's implied to have received one of the Kanto starters you didn't choose, but just like the primary rival she's never seen using it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She does!

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* AmbiguouslyBi: She has ShipTease with the protagonist whether it's Calem or Serena, AntiHeroSubstitute: To Cheren and Bianca, though it's a ''tiny'' bit more obvious they're still around.
* ArtificialBrilliance: When you're teaming up
with Calem.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Seems to
him in a Double Battle, Hugh can sometimes be a shade or two darker than her friends, with an Arabic name in seen taking advantage of the Japanese version. France ''does'' have player's Pokémon's abilities. For example, he will use a sizable Middle Eastern population.
* BabiesEverAfter: Not Shauna herself, but her starter. She'll trade you the offspring for any
Fire-type attack on your Pokémon in the post game, and if it has Flash Fire to power up your moves, or a nature that amplifies its greatest stat, along with 31 [=IVs=] Water-type attack to heal your Pokémon if it has Water Absorb.
* BackToBackBadasses: Notable
in that particular stat.
* BatmanGambit: During the final confrontation with Team Flare's Admins, she cowardly runs away screaming how she "hates being chased." A Team Flare Admin then suspects Shauna intentionally fled in order to split up the admins, who were outnumbering the protagonists six to three. Nonetheless, while Shauna does succeed in luring away two Admins, Serena or Calem also follows after Shauna, leaving the main character
unlike all alone to defeat the remaining four admins.
* BowTiesAreCool: Not in the usual way, but her shirt and her purse sport several bowtie-like designs.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her love for solving puzzles and close friendship with Clemont and Bonnie comes in handy later down the story when
previous rivals, you deal with Team Flare the final time, in which her skills help open the final locked door to the machine.
* TheChick: Of the team of friends in Kalos, as the most cheerful and emotional member of the team.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Pink.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When battled on Route 19 before Couriway Town, she has a Goodra at Level 49 when it can only evolve from Sliggoo at level 50.
spend much more time fighting alongside Hugh than against him.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: BerserkButton: He pretty much flips out the instant he sees a member of Team Plasma, both new and old. At one point when you enter Driftveil City, he just rushes onto the scene and slaps/shoves/punches/otherwise physically assaults a grunt like it's nothing. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is about outgrowing this.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares heavily about his little sister and is said to be doting towards her. He also despises Team Plasma because they kidnapped her Purrloin. In a way, he also is this to the Player Character themselves throughout the journey through assuring they are never alone taking on Team Plasma and encourages you along the way.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity:
One could easily mistake Shauna of his main flaws is his refusal to acknowledge the original Team Plasma's HeelFaceTurn. He finally starts to overcome this outlook near the end of the game.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm about to unleash my rage!" / "You're about to feel my rage!"
* CharacterDevelopment: Hugh starts off
as someone similar an IdealHero, kind and supportive of the PlayerCharacter. His only flaw is that he refuses to Bianca given she forgive Team Plasma for, years ago, having stolen his sister's Purrloin. He is less interested in Pokémon dragged down and blinded by this hatred, but finally comes to terms with the fact that former villains can redeem themselves. Hugh finds peace, and continues to care for his sister's Purrloin-turned-Liepard, even though it was raised and influenced by Team Plasma, knowing it is still good at heart.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Only if you're playing on Challenge Mode, but there his Pokémon's levels when he's
battling against you are higher than when he's an ally, leading to one point where his Pokémon's levels actually go ''down'' within a short span of time.
* FaceOfAThug: Despite having a design that brings {{jerkass}} rivals such as Blue and Silver to mind, he is generally calm and friendly. His bad side is only shown towards Team Plasma and those he believed was in his way.
* {{Forgiveness}}: His personal struggle is learning to let go of his hatred for
the main rival, but she tags along on former Plasma members and move on.
%%* FreudianExcuse: Rare heroic example. Surely there's a reason he hates Team Plasma, right? Right?
* FriendlyRivalry: At no point in
the final game does he ever challenge you for the sake of ''beating'' you and proving himself superior. As your best friend, he offers to battle you in order to test your Pokémons' strength, and after losing, shows complete confidence in your abilities and encourages you to continue on your quest to become the Unova champion.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels around with your for short periods at several points (such as Castelia Sewers), even participating in Tag Battles with you.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't
take down that much to get him angry. Simply the entire existence of Team Flare. In your second battle with her on Route 19, she just happens to own Plasma will send him into a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Goodra]].
rage.
* TheDitz: She's genuinely surprised about how Poké Balls worked during HeroicBSOD: After finding out that his sister's Purrloin has evolved into a Liepard and will now only obey the Rival's catching tutorial, despite seeing them in action not 5 minutes before, and living in a universe where this should be common knowledge.
--> '''Shauna''': The Pokémon went INSIDE
Shadow Triad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nate when he's
the Poké Ball?
--> '''Rival Character''': Shauna... What do you think your Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie is inside of right now?
* ForHappiness: Shauna's reason for journeying is simply to have fun and make some memories with her friends and Pokémon.
player character.
* GenkiGirl: Her Omura art has her with an enormous grin and WordOfGod describes her "an incredibly energetic girl" who's "friendly and outgoing."
* GirlishPigtails: She has four of them.
* TheHeart: Values friendship and teamwork. She's also one of
HotBlooded: He is very passionate, especially when it comes to beating the driving forces for pushing hell out of Team Plasma.
* ItsPersonal: Chases Team Plasma because they kidnapped his little sister's Purrloin.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is willing to go to violent lengths in order to get
the rival towards enjoying things aside from just getting stronger. Her starter Pokémon justice his sister deserves.
* LargeHam: Hugh
will also ''always'' be female. This is a first compared to make the rivals having male ones.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Serena if they are the player's rival.
* HiddenDepths:
** She
extra effort to let everyone know when he is much more insightful than her bubbly exterior would suggest. It also seems that she is the only one of the gang who really savors the memories they're creating on their journey. There is also the fact she is a fan of puzzles.
** As the above BatmanGambit indicates, she's also good at understanding people, and can be unexpectedly cunning in a crisis.
* TheLoad: Played with. Shauna ''thinks'' that she has become this for Calem and Serena by the time you infiltrate Team Flare's base, even though the game never makes her come off as annoying, useless, or holding anyone back at any point in the story. You reassure her that she isn't and never was.
about to unleash his rage.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name is Arabic Hue, as in color, fits in with a number of other color based names. Particularly it forms a trio with its generation, 'black, white, and color'.
* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, he ultimately seems to admire the protagonist and cares
for "sunshine" or "brilliance."
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her top, bag and sandals are pink, and she's a rather feminine girl as well as TheHeart.
his Pokémon. In fact, he actually apologizes several times for dragging the player character into his quest to take down Team Plasma. He also wants to see the protagonist become the Unova Champion.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Calem if he's Rosa when she's the player's rival.
player character.
* RecurringBoss: The first trainer you battle in RealMenWearPink: Oddly enough, his Xtransceiver is pink, which contrasts with the beginning of the game, using the red and yellow ones Nate and Rosa possess, respectively.
* SchrodingersGun: He's had his
starter weak to yours. Then she battles you much later in Pokémon for a bit before the game as the first of a BossRush involving all the rivals except Calem/Serena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to the rival's Blue Oni, who is more reserved and mature.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Calem, she is the more irresponsible one. Even more so if Calem is the rival.
* SayItWithHearts: She says things with a musical note at the end often.
* ShipperOnDeck: Hinted as one for Calem and Serena (regardless of which one you're playing as). She'll say they're the strongest and make a good combination.
* ShipTease: With the protagonist, regardless of gender, at Parfum Palace. The game is less subtle about
even starts, but ''what'' it with Calem, though.
-->'''Shauna''': "Um... I've never watched fireworks alone with a boy, before. I'll remember this forever."
* UncattyResemblance: Shauna's design seems
turns out to be inspired by Mincinno and Pachirisu, though she doesn't necessarily own either one.
always has the type advantage against the one you picked.
* VerbalTic: Accentuates her lines with musical notes, like so ♪
TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: Call him before you reach Reversal Mountain to know where he is.
-->Hugh: One word: Reversal Mountain. [[TwoWordsICantCount Oh wait, that's two words...]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's dark blue.
* WeaponOfChoice: The starter that has a type disadvantage to the player's starter, while Samurott in the Battle Maison she also has a Sylveon.
animated trailer.
* WeNeedADistraction: Both at the Poké Ball Factory WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Clay for blindly trusting Rood and Flare's Geosenge Headquarters, she uses herself to distract members of Team Flare to run after her.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's implied to have received one of the Kanto starters
his followers. However, he in turns gets this from Clay, who points out that you didn't choose, but just like the primary rival she's never seen using it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She does!
need to learn to respect other people's differing perspectives instead of blindly condemning them - especially when they're [[TheAtoner trying to redeem themselves for their past misdeeds.]]



!!Generation VII

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* ActionFashionista: Much like Calem and Serena in the previous generation, they kick lots of butt while wearing various different outfits.
* AdaptedOut: It appears that the Gen VII protagonists will join the Gen V ones in not actually appearing in the anime adaptation. The boy's outfit is instead once again the inspiration for Ash's.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kukui goes around the islands scouting the best trainers to make up the Alolan League. When you arrive [[spoiler: and beat the Elite Four, Kukui essentially reveals that you were being recruited to be the fifth trainer and Champion all along. The final battle sees the player as Champ defending their title from the last trainer as a challenger.]]
* BigEater: While Hapu will chastise them for not finishing the Zumungous Noodle Bowl at Seafolk Village, they can still visit three different restaurants in rapid succession and eat as much as they can buy at those restaurants. At the Battle Buffet, you can take up to ''50 servings'' of food, and assuming you've picked the least popular dishes, the protagonists can eat 24 servings and still be hungry and totally unsatisfied.
* TheBigGuy: Or Gal in the main story. The PlayerCharacter has no goals beyond the Island Challenge, and due to their blank expression, it's hard to tell how they really work in group dynamics. The rest of the cast repeatedly notes how the player is a natural when it comes to battling, and they are the powerhouse that crushes the opposition in every team they join. Whether it be fighting with the captains against Team Skull, following Gladion into the Aether Foundation, helping Lillie save Nebby, or catching the Ultra Beasts for the international police, someone else is always driving the plot. You are TheHero, but only significant due to being the most powerful trainer of the group who was directly chosen by Tapu Koko.
* ButThouMust: Certain dialogue options can make the protagonist come off as hesitant or outright resistant about becoming a Pokémon trainer, but the plot still requires them to take the island challenge, regardless.
* TheChosenOne: It's implied that Tapu Koko gave them the base for their Z-Ring because they saw something extraordinary in them (with said treatment usually being confined to island Kahunas). Considering they bravely risk life and limb to save Nebby the Cosmog, it's understandable.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They have a hobby of sleeping in other people's beds, and commenting on how the beds feel and smell. This has no effect on their Pokémon's health. There's also the fact that they can suddenly burst into a pirouette if you make them walk in a circle.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The male protagonist wears blue Popplio themed shoes and shirt with Litten pants in the middle, and the female protagonist red Litten themed shoes, hat and bag with Rowlet themed shorts and shirt in the middle in their default appearances.
* CoolShades: They can wear sunglasses in several colors, though only Elio gets aviator shades in particular.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair and eyes in their default appearance, albeit with a slight bluish tint.
* DanceBattler: Part of using Z-Moves involves doing a MagicDance.
* DeadpanSnarker: The dialogue options let you get pretty snarky.
* DissonantSerenity: They are almost always seen with a slight smile, regardless of the situation.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Spinning the control pad in a circle for long enough will make them do a pirouette.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Their ride gear includes a helmet.
* HeroicMime: {{Averted}}, as you are given plenty of dialogue options.
* IHaveManyNames: Until they appear unambiguously in other media or in game, it's unknown which among their Version Names (Sun and Moon), Promotional Names (Elio and Selene), or the names found in the internal data (Kai and Lana) will be their official CanonName.
* {{Jerkass}}: In a first for the series, you're given plenty of chances to play your character as a rude, detached asshat. You can express indifference to Alolan culture, insult Hau and Lillie, and tell Sophocles that you don't like his Festival Plaza.
* KindheartedCatLover: They do keep a Meowth as a housecat after all.
* LimitBreak: The first playable protagonists to use Z-Moves, which are powerful attacks that activate through a bond between Pokémon and trainers and the use of a Z-Crystal, but can only be used once per battle.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Z-Rings, which allow their Pokémon to use [[LimitBreak Z-Moves]] and Mega Evolve.
* MagicDance: Are the first protagonists to use Z-Moves, which require a dance to activate.
* MeaningfulName: Their version names are Sun and Moon for the guy and girl respectively. Their promotional theme names are Elio and Selene -- H''elio''s and ''Selene'' were the Greek gods for the sun and moon.
* MightyWhitey: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. It seems this way; a foreigner is welcomed into a different culture, learns their ways, is chosen by one of their ancient guardians, eventually becoming the strongest trainer and very first official Pokémon Champion of the Alola League. However, [[MixedAncestry they are half-Alolan]], and since they came from Kanto – which is based on Japan – their default light-skinned appearance [[{{Mukokuseki}} isn't supposed to be white but rather Asian]].
* MixedAncestry: They are half-Alolan on their mother's side; their dad is presumably from Kanto, which would make them the ''Pokémon'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent to Japanese-Hawaiian]].
* NewTransferStudent: Like in the Japanese trailer, the hero is a new kid who just moved to Alola and is quickly befriended by the rival.
* NoNameGiven:
** Similar to Leaf in ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'', both player characters in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are not given official names in the final game. A promotional trailer featuring Battle Royale shows two male playable characters named "Sun" and "Elio" and two female characters named "Moon" and "Selene", and the demo puts the player in the shoes of a male playable character named "Sun", but in the actual, final game, [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter the opposite playable gender never appears as an NPC]] and no selection of names are given when the player is asked to name their character.
** Japanese fandom adopted Mizuki as the female trainer's name. Although not as unanimous, they're tending towards calling the male protagonist Yōu.
* OneHeadTaller: Lillie is actually slightly taller than they are, which is more dramatic when playing as Selene.
* OneManArmy: Or to be more exact, a One-Trainer Army. Near the end of the game, they've become strong enough to take on five Team Skull grunts at once and win.
* PerpetualSmiler: They almost never have their smiles leave their faces, even while faced with villains.
* TheStoic: They hardly ever change expression, not even when ''the Ultra Wormhole opens''. Downplayed that they do have reactions of shock in cutscenes, but otherwise, their reactions remains unchanged.
* ShipTease: They're teased a lot with Lillie throughout the story. Yes, even when playing as Selene.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While they normally don't talk outside of dialogue options, when an Ultra Wormhole briefly appears in the sky above Heahea City, you get a sentence from their internal monologue where they wonder why they're seeing a crack in the sky.
* SuperMode: In the post-game, they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution through Dexio or Sina gifting them a Key Stone after beating them, depending on the version.
* SupportingProtagonist: The story is really more about Lillie and Nebby than the hero, and the post game is more about Looker and Anabel.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Surprisingly averted. [[spoiler: They become Alola's first champion and it sticks in the post-game. Whenever they go through the Elite Four, the person they fight after is out to claim their title]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: You can choose the third option for the trainer customization at first and have either of the protagonist you choose look exactly like their mother in skin color, eyes and hair.
* VagueAge: Actually averted, despite them having access to the same basic toolbox that gave Calem and Serena such a wide variety of apparent ages. Wicke asks the player at one point if they are "around eleven", to which the player can choose to respond either "Yes" or "How'd you know?", but saying no isn't an option.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Much like the Gen VI protagonists, the Gen VII protagonists are customizable. Even more so now that you can choose between four skin tones, including a legit dark skin tone as opposed to X and Y only having [[ButNotTooBlack a medium brown]], more clothing options, being able to dye white clothes and even go hatless, subverting the NiceHat requirement of all previous protagonists.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Downplayed, but you can give your character hair colors such as wine red (which looks to be more of a purple shade) or even white in the postgame.
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[[folder: "Sun" / "Elio" / "Kai"]]
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The male main character of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', a young boy who has recently moved to the Alola region from Kanto alongside his mother and their pet Meowth. After meeting a mysterious girl named Lillie and protecting her Cosmog, Nebby, from a flock of aggressive Spearow, he is gifted a stone for making a Z-Ring by the guardian of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko. Soon afterwards, he picks his starter and undergoes the Alolan Island Challenge.

While Elio hasn't appeared in the ''Pokémon Sun and Moon'' anime, his default clothes are the [[WholeCostumeReference inspiration]] for Ash's outfit during that arc. His counterpart in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' is known as Sun.

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!!Generation VII

[[folder:General Tropes]]
* ActionFashionista: Much like Calem and Serena in the previous generation, they kick lots of butt while wearing various different outfits.
* AdaptedOut: It appears that the Gen VII protagonists will join the Gen V ones in not actually appearing in the anime adaptation. The boy's outfit is instead once again the inspiration for Ash's.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Kukui goes around the islands scouting the best trainers to make up the Alolan League. When you arrive [[spoiler: and beat the Elite Four, Kukui essentially reveals that you were being recruited to be the fifth trainer and Champion all along. The final battle sees the player as Champ defending their title from the last trainer as a challenger.]]
* BigEater: While Hapu will chastise them for not finishing the Zumungous Noodle Bowl at Seafolk Village, they can still visit three different restaurants in rapid succession and eat as much as they can buy at those restaurants. At the Battle Buffet, you can take up to ''50 servings'' of food, and assuming you've picked the least popular dishes, the protagonists can eat 24 servings and still be hungry and totally unsatisfied.
* TheBigGuy: Or Gal in the main story. The PlayerCharacter has no goals beyond the Island Challenge, and due to their blank expression, it's hard to tell how they really work in group dynamics. The rest of the cast repeatedly notes how the player is a natural when it comes to battling, and they are the powerhouse that crushes the opposition in every team they join. Whether it be fighting with the captains against Team Skull, following Gladion into the Aether Foundation, helping Lillie save Nebby, or catching the Ultra Beasts for the international police, someone else is always driving the plot. You are TheHero, but only significant due to being the most powerful trainer of the group who was directly chosen by Tapu Koko.
* ButThouMust: Certain dialogue options can make the protagonist come off as hesitant or outright resistant about becoming a Pokémon trainer, but the plot still requires them to take the island challenge, regardless.
* TheChosenOne: It's implied that Tapu Koko gave them the base for their Z-Ring because they saw something extraordinary in them (with said treatment usually being confined to island Kahunas). Considering they bravely risk life and limb to save Nebby the Cosmog, it's understandable.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They have a hobby of sleeping in other people's beds, and commenting on how the beds feel and smell. This has no effect on their Pokémon's health. There's also the fact that they can suddenly burst into a pirouette if you make them walk in a circle.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The male protagonist wears blue Popplio themed shoes and shirt with Litten pants in the middle, and the female protagonist red Litten themed shoes, hat and bag with Rowlet themed shorts and shirt in the middle in their default appearances.
* CoolShades: They can wear sunglasses in several colors, though only Elio gets aviator shades in particular.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair and eyes in their default appearance, albeit with a slight bluish tint.
* DanceBattler: Part of using Z-Moves involves doing a MagicDance.
* DeadpanSnarker: The dialogue options let you get pretty snarky.
* DissonantSerenity: They are almost always seen with a slight smile, regardless of the situation.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Spinning the control pad in a circle for long enough will make them do a pirouette.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: Their ride gear includes a helmet.
* HeroicMime: {{Averted}}, as you are given plenty of dialogue options.
* IHaveManyNames: Until they appear unambiguously in other media or in game, it's unknown which among their Version Names (Sun and Moon), Promotional Names (Elio and Selene), or the names found in the internal data (Kai and Lana) will be their official CanonName.
* {{Jerkass}}: In a first for the series, you're given plenty of chances to play your character as a rude, detached asshat. You can express indifference to Alolan culture, insult Hau and Lillie, and tell Sophocles that you don't like his Festival Plaza.
* KindheartedCatLover: They do keep a Meowth as a housecat after all.
* LimitBreak: The first playable protagonists to use Z-Moves, which are powerful attacks that activate through a bond between Pokémon and trainers and the use of a Z-Crystal, but can only be used once per battle.
* MagicalAccessory: Their bracelets are Z-Rings, which allow their Pokémon to use [[LimitBreak Z-Moves]] and Mega Evolve.
* MagicDance: Are the first protagonists to use Z-Moves, which require a dance to activate.
* MeaningfulName: Their version names are Sun and Moon for the guy and girl respectively. Their promotional theme names are Elio and Selene -- H''elio''s and ''Selene'' were the Greek gods for the sun and moon.
* MightyWhitey: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. It seems this way; a foreigner is welcomed into a different culture, learns their ways, is chosen by one of their ancient guardians, eventually becoming the strongest trainer and very first official Pokémon Champion of the Alola League. However, [[MixedAncestry they are half-Alolan]], and since they came from Kanto – which is based on Japan – their default light-skinned appearance [[{{Mukokuseki}} isn't supposed to be white but rather Asian]].
* MixedAncestry: They are half-Alolan on their mother's side; their dad is presumably from Kanto, which would make them the ''Pokémon'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture equivalent to Japanese-Hawaiian]].
* NewTransferStudent: Like in the Japanese trailer, the hero is a new kid who just moved to Alola and is quickly befriended by the rival.
* NoNameGiven:
** Similar to Leaf in ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'', both player characters in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' are not given official names in the final game. A promotional trailer featuring Battle Royale shows two male playable characters named "Sun" and "Elio" and two female characters named "Moon" and "Selene", and the demo puts the player in the shoes of a male playable character named "Sun", but in the actual, final game, [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter the opposite playable gender never appears as an NPC]] and no selection of names are given when the player is asked to name their character.
** Japanese fandom adopted Mizuki as the female trainer's name. Although not as unanimous, they're tending towards calling the male protagonist Yōu.
* OneHeadTaller: Lillie is actually slightly taller than they are, which is more dramatic when playing as Selene.
* OneManArmy: Or to be more exact, a One-Trainer Army. Near the end of the game, they've become strong enough to take on five Team Skull grunts at once and win.
* PerpetualSmiler: They almost never have their smiles leave their faces, even while faced with villains.
* TheStoic: They hardly ever change expression, not even when ''the Ultra Wormhole opens''. Downplayed that they do have reactions of shock in cutscenes, but otherwise, their reactions remains unchanged.
* ShipTease: They're teased a lot with Lillie throughout the story. Yes, even when playing as Selene.
* SuddenlyVoiced: While they normally don't talk outside of dialogue options, when an Ultra Wormhole briefly appears in the sky above Heahea City, you get a sentence from their internal monologue where they wonder why they're seeing a crack in the sky.
* SuperMode: In the post-game, they gain the ability to use Mega Evolution through Dexio or Sina gifting them a Key Stone after beating them, depending on the version.
* SupportingProtagonist: The story is really more about Lillie and Nebby than the hero, and the post game is more about Looker and Anabel.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Surprisingly averted. [[spoiler: They become Alola's first champion and it sticks in the post-game. Whenever they go through the Elite Four, the person they fight after is out to claim their title]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: You can choose the third option for the trainer customization at first and have either of the protagonist you choose look exactly like their mother in skin color, eyes and hair.
* VagueAge: Actually averted, despite them having access to the same basic toolbox that gave Calem and Serena such a wide variety of apparent ages. Wicke asks the player at one point if they are "around eleven", to which the player can choose to respond either "Yes" or "How'd you know?", but saying no isn't an option.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Much like the Gen VI protagonists, the Gen VII protagonists are customizable. Even more so now that you can choose between four skin tones, including a legit dark skin tone as opposed to X and Y only having [[ButNotTooBlack a medium brown]], more clothing options, bei