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* For the Dex Holders go to Characters/PokemonSpecialDexHolders.
* For the supporting cast/allies go to Characters/PokemonSpecialTwo.


[[folder: Team Rocket]]

!! '''Giovanni'''
TheLeader of Team Rocket and the ex-Viridian City Gym Leader. An evil man who uses both Pokémon and people to accomplish his goals. Though he specializes in Ground types, he also has powerful Pokémon that are other types as well. [[LukeIAmYourFather He's Silver's father.]]

* AffablyEvil: He's no AntiVillain, but he still has some admirable qualities and seems genuinely pleasant when he chooses to be. He's also a WorthyOpponent to Red, among other things.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His signature Pokémon, interestingly enough, is Beedrill. This is allegedly due to him being a trainer of the Viridian Forest, like Yellow and Lance.
* {{Badass}}: He gives a CurbStompBattle to his opponents just about every single time he appears, only to get pushed back due to PlotArmor and DeusExMachina. Some of those opponents are among the strongest trainers with extremely powerful and well-trained Pokemon.
** To give you more insight, as soon as he appeared, he curb-stomped [[spoiler:Lance, the big bad of the Yellow arc who used a team of extremely powerful Dragon Pokémon, believed to be the most powerful type of all.]] Oh, and did I mention he almost [[spoiler:killed Pryce, the big bad of second generation?!!]]
* BigBad: Of the R/B/G arc and the Fire Red/Leaf Green arc.
* BigDamnHeroes: He of all people does this, saving Yellow from Lance in a manner that is eerily similar to how Red did so two years previous. [[spoiler: Well, Giovanni did run away afterwards when Lance outmanuvered him...]]
** [[spoiler:More of a 'Live to fight another day' thing, since he was also starting to look for Silver.]]
* TheChessmaster: All his plans seem to go off flawlessly. At least, they would, if it weren't for those meddling kids...
* ClockKing: He shows a bit of this in his first battle with Red.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* EvilAllAlong: In the HG/SS arc, it's revealed he's this--he didn't turn evil because Silver was kidnapped; he was always evil.
* FauxAffablyEvil: When we first meet him.
* KickTheDog: In the HG/SS arc, Giovanni is able to get his medicine and helps save the world... and then reveals that he was EvilAllAlong and leaves Silver behind to rebuild Team Rocket, challenging him to come after him.
* [[spoiler:KnightTemplarParent]]: He pretty much had most of the Sevii Islands destroyed in his quest to capture Deoxys [[spoiler:just so that he could find his son.]]
* [[spoiler:NiceJobBreakingItHero: in the Yellow Arc, while under EnemyMine, Giovanni arriving in Cerise Island is this, allowing Lance to steal Giovanni's badge for the amplifier.]]
* NobleDemon: He can be this when he's not perfecting KickTheDog, and all said he's less evil than some of the other major villains out there.
* PetTheDog: Debatable in one case, as [[spoiler:rescuing Red from Lorelei's ice]] figured into his plans. [[spoiler:The end of the FRLG arc definitely counts as this and a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, though.]]
* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge: During the flashback in the HGSS chapter showing when he, Lance and Pryce teamed up, it's revealed that he nearly killed Pryce for kidnapping Silver until Lance intervened.]]
* [[spoiler:SoapOperaDisease: Has some sort of degenerative disease, though it's never explained.]]
** [[spoiler:In the HGSS chapter, he is revealed to be looking for a cure. At the end, Celebi gives it to him.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Most notably to Red, whom he regards in turn as ''his'' WorthyOpponent.


! '''Triad'''

!!! '''Tropes applying to all of them:'''
* AdaptationalVillainy
* CoDragons:
** TheBrute - Lt. Surge
** EvilGenius - Koga
** DarkChick - Sabrina
** SixthRangerTraitor - Blaine
* EvilCounterpart: Lt. Surge to Red, Koga to Green, and Sabrina to Blue. Later, they are paired up with each of them by the "Spoons of Destiny", against ''their'' [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]] from the Elite Four.
* EnemyMine: During the "Yellow" chapter.
* FighterMageThief: Lt. Surge being the Fighter, Sabrina the Mage and Koga the Thief.
* [[NobleDemon Noble Demons]]
* UndyingLoyalty: The only Team Rocket leader they will ever follow is Giovanni.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: At first, during the R/B/G saga. They would still follow Giovanni again if asked, but since he told them to return to their Gyms after defeating the Elite Four, they are no longer villains.
* WouldHurtAChild: Considering that our main heroes are all children... yeah, this trope is pretty much there in spades.

!! '''Lt. Surge'''
A Gym Leader who used the SS Anne to transport stolen Pokémon. Specializes in electric-types. Now uses SS Anne for legal ventures.

* AFatherToHisMen
* {{Badass}}: He is a Veteran after all and he really did show his worth as a real soldier who has gone through wars!
* {{BFG}}: That fires ''Voltorbs'' and ''Electrodes''.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* DrillSergeantNasty
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1, even when he's a villain he's portrayed as a [[{{Badass}} foe worthy of respect.]]
* ElectricTorture: Is seen inflicting this to Red A LOT in the RGB arc.
* HeelFaceTurn: After defeating the Elite 4, Surge goes back to minding his gym and helps out against the Masked Man's forces.
* PetTheDog: He's shown to [[AFatherToHisMen really care about the Team Rocket grunts]] to the point of helping free them from the Masked Man's brainwashing. This action alone causes Raikou to see him as a worthy partner.
* ShockAndAwe

!! '''Koga'''
Another Gym Leader who joined Team Rocket, he specializes in poison-types. Once missing along with the rest of the Johto Elite Four, he is now officially recognized as such.

* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In regards to his involvement in the torture of Misty's/Red's Gyarados.
* CardCarryingVillain: At the Lavander Tower, he refers himself and Team Rocket as a team of evildoers to Red and Green.
* DisappearedDad: To his daughter Janine, though they've probably reunited now that he's back in the public eye.
* HeelFaceTurn: Becomes a member of the Johto Elite Four.
* {{Ninja}}: He uses his Pokémon for ninja-esque techniques and modifies his Pokéballs into shuriken. The Pokémon thing is justified as real life ninjas actually did use animals.
* PoisonousPerson
* TortureTechnician: Particularly in his battle with Green in the RGB arc.

!! '''Sabrina'''
The Leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in Psychic Pokémon and is a powerful Psychic in her own right.

* ACupAngst: She's pretty sensitive about her lack of tracts of land.
* BodyGuardCrush: It's implied that she ''really'' has a thing for Giovanni. When trying to kill Red and Green in Silph Co., she says it's a pity to finish them off as they'd probably be as handsome as her boss if they ever got the chance to get older (many would agree). Also, after her trip from the [[HotSpringsEpisode Mt. Silver hot springs]], she wonders why she was so nice to Red, and muses that it's probably because he reminds her of Giovanni (one translation said ''as good-looking'') with a faraway, happy smile on her face. Hm...
* DarkActionGirl
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Even if that person is a former enemy (in Sabrina's case, Blue).
** Doubles as a PetTheDog moment.
* ObviouslyEvil: Her design certainly gives off this vibe, something that the anime also agrees with. Probably why Game Freak redesigned her in [[HGSS]] games.
* PsychicPowers: Aside from her type, she actually has powers of her own, which include being able to see even if physically blinded as well as tracking and guiding things using spoons.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Blue out for not bothering to tell her about her Lorelei-defeating strategy: [[spoiler:she was never actually chained to Sabrina to start with.]]

!! '''Ken, Al, and Harry'''
Known as the Team Rocket Elite Trio, these three were directly under the evil Gym Leaders.

* ButtMonkey: Despite all three of them actually being competent trainers who used their Pokémon's abilities well, these three got their asses kicked in every scene they were in, usually in a comedic manner.
* EliteMook
* TerribleTrio


! '''Beast Trio'''

!! '''Sird (Saque)'''
!!!(Storc in Coronis' translations)
A female admin who makes her first appearance in the FRLG arc. The leader of the beast trio and is treated as second to Giovanni in FRLG. Seems loyal to Giovanni throughout the arc, and helps him find [[spoiler:Silver]]... and then things get [[MindScrew weird]].

* {{Dracula}}: The creature she was based off of.
* TheDragon: To Giovanni in FRLG, and has never been defeated in battle.
** [[spoiler:DragonWithAnAgenda]]
* ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler:Seems to be her reason for giving the cursed armor and sword to Archie after he kills Maxie.]]
** She arguably didn't have a reason to [[TakenForGranite petrifying the Dexholders]] and then leaving them like that, but you know her...
* ImprobableHairstyle
* KarmaHoudini: After doing one of the most successful cheap shots in history.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Revealed to be working undercover in Team Rocket for Cyrus.]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: She can [[spoiler:turn kids to stone with no explanation? And escape Lorelei's ice voodoo with very little effort while severly injured?]] She also [[spoiler:somehow managed to access Archie and Maxie after they got stuck in an energy bubble that Ruby needed Celebi to get out of? And has access to cursed armor?]] Even in a series with psychics and ice voodoo, [[AssPull this stuff seems a little out there]].
** [[spoiler:Don't forget she received a direct explosion, fell from a moving airship, and literally crawled from Viridian to Vermillion city. I swear that woman is not human. (Though she wasn't smart enough to break the statues at the spot)]]
** [[spoiler:She probably had ''other plans.'' Wouldn't put it past ''her.'']]
** [[spoiler:And now she has the power to brainwash people just by poking them in the forehead.]]
** The DP arc revealed that [[spoiler:the "turned into stone" thing was the result of Mewtwo canceling out Darkrai's attack. So THAT'S what she had in the Pokéball!]]
* WildMassGuessing: She causes a lot of it. Not hard to see why.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To Deoxys individual 1.

!! '''Carr (Chakra)'''
!!!(Jagara in Coronis' translations)
The beast Trio's mechanical and computer expert. He faces Red in battle in FRLG. The designer of the trainer tower's machines and "R". First appearing in FRLG and later appears in HGSS.

* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BodyguardBetrayal: To Giovanni
* CurbStompBattle: The Four Generals pulled one of these on him first thing in HGSS.
* TheEvilGenius: Though a pathetic battler.
* EvilLaugh
* ExtraOreDinary: All of his Pokemon are of the Steel type.
* TheNapoleon
* PsychopathicManchild
* TheStarscream
* WolfMan: The creature he was based off of.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To all his Forretress, not really caring if they blow themselves up as long as they destroy the airship.

!! '''Orm (Ouka)'''
!!!(Orca in Coronis's tanslations)
The beast Trio's "muscle". The one who kidnapped Professor Oak and fights Green in battle.

* TheBrute
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath]]
* Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}: The creature he was based off of.
* GentleGiant: His choice of Pokémon kinda give this vibe...
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: The man fights with nothing but Shuckle and the Hoppip line, neither of which are terribly renowned for their strength. And yet, he easily holds his own in battle with ''Green and Silver'' (not at the same time), arguably two of the strongest Dex Holders.
* JustFollowingOrders: For the most part, anyway.
* KickTheDog: He attacked Six Island on Giovanni's order and kidnapped Green's grandfather. That said, he's still less evil than either Carr or Sird.
* [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody]]
* PetTheDog: He's the most loyal of the Trio to Giovanni, the only one without ulterior motives, and seems overjoyed by the thought of [[spoiler: Giovanni reuniting with his son]].
* ZergRush: With his large army of Shuckle.


! '''The Four Generals'''

!! '''Archer'''
The Leader of the Four Generals. Not much is known about him at this time, other than what we know from the games.

* AGodAmI: Wants to control the powers of Arceus.
* LargeHam
* LaughingMad
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!! '''Ariana'''
One of the Four Generals of Team Rocket. Again, not much is known about Ariana yet.

* ArtShift: Several fans have pointed out that the promotional material, as well as her first appearance, showed her thin with wide hips, but that now she looks...[[FatGirl fat]].
** WordOfGod says this was ''intentional'', because they had never done a villain like that.
* CurbStompBattle: She beat Crystal's team easily, [[spoiler:and then had Silver beat her in a similar fashion.]]
* EvilGloating: To Crystal. [[spoiler:Archer shuts her up.]]
* EvilRedhead

!! '''Petrel'''
The MasterOfDisguise. He's actually extremely good at it, [[GlamourFailure unlike the games.]]

* EvilGloating: He's no smarter than in the games...
* {{Jerkass}}: The exact opposite of his NiceGuy game persona.
* MasterOfDisguise
* TheStarscream: He has plans to usurp Archer.

!! '''Proton'''
One of the Four Generals of Team Rocket.

* SatelliteCharacter: Compared to his cohorts, he has very little characterization.

[[folder: Kanto Elite Four]]

!!! '''All of them:'''
* AdaptationalVillainy: Though Bruno was actually unwilling, unlike the others.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad - Lance
** EvilGenius - Agatha
** TheBrute - Bruno
** DarkChick - Lorelei

!! '''Lorelei'''
The first of the Elite Four Yellow faces, and the one who imprisoned Red in ice. She joins forces with the Kanto Dex Holders years later when Team Rocket threatens her home, the Sevii Islands.

* AnIcePerson
* DefrostingIceQueen: Literally happens in the few years between the Yellow arc and the FRLG arc.
* FreudianExcuse: Her own Pokémon were hurt by humans' polluting the waters, which enabled Agatha to convince her to turn on humanity as a whole for their sake.
* HarmlessFreezing: She has the power to create dolls of people with her Jynx's Ice Beam. When she draws on a limb on the doll with her lipstick, an cuff of ice will appear on the actual person. Said cuff will expand until completely encase the victim. Nonlethal, but it will cause severe frostbite. She got Red, Sabrina, and [[spoiler:Storc/Sird, who somehow managed to escape despite being severly injured]] with this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Shows up as a major ally in FRLG.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* UnwittingPawn: For Blue.

!! '''Bruno'''
The Elite Four member who challenged Red. An otherwise honorable trainer, he is the only Elite Four who actually needs to be brainwashed in order to go along with their tactics. He is now officially a member of the League recognized Elite Four.

* BareFistedMonk: He himself is one, not just his Pokémon.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* TheBrute: The first of the Elite Four to battle (chronologically) and probably regarded as the weakest.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FightingWithChucks
* HeelFaceTurn: Well, does it really count if he was kind of brainwashed most of the time?
* MyKungFuISStrongerThanYours
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WorthyOpponent: Bruno, in the end, wanted a strong trainer to fight, and Red was the only one who could deliver.

!! '''Agatha'''
The oldest member of the Elite Four, she was once a friend of Prof. Oak until their differences in Pokémon research caused a break-up. She specializes in ghost-types, though she has poison-types on her main team as well.

* EvilOldFolks
* TheHeavy: She does all the thinking. She has the army and even recruited Lorelei and Bruno. (Which lets me ask [[OrcusOnHisThrone what does Lance do anyway]]?)
* KarmaHoudini: She escapes toward the end of the Yellow arc and has never been caught.
* ManipulativeBastard
* NeverMessWithGranny
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's the only member of the Kanto Elite Four to never reappear after the Yellow saga.
* WouldHurtAChild: Towards Green in particular. She has outright tried to ''kill'' him just because she had a personal vendetta against his grandfather.

!! '''Lance'''
TheLeader and most powerful of the Elite Four, Lance specializes in dragon Pokémon. Like Yellow, he is one of the special few born in Viridian Forest, meaning he also can heal and read the minds of Pokémon. He can also instantly control any dragon-like Pokémon he comes across.

* BadassCape
* BigBad: Of the Yellow arc.
** May better fit the criteria for DragonInChief. The Elite Four's EvilPlan was Agatha's idea, and she was the one who most actively pursued and championed their cause, though Lance was the most powerful of them, he was the leader, their plan was driven by his desire to KillAllHumans, and was foiled when he was defeated.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: While illegal movesets would be harder to portray in the manga, all the extra frickin' powers Lance has seem to make up show this quite well. Especially amusing since in the actual games he does cheat.
* DragonRider
* EvilCounterpart: To Yellow.
** [[spoiler:To hammer it in, the only reason Petrel managed to get the drop on Lance is because he disguised himself as the person who disturbs Lance the most: Yellow.]]
* FreudianExcuse: His reasons for wanting to destroy the human race are because of the damage they have done to the enviroment of Pokémon... whose thoughts he can hear.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: A {{Deconstruction}} - he shows what can happen with this kind of person gone wrong.
* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat in the GSC arc, and definitely in the HGSS arc.
* OmnicidalManiac: Only plans genocide for humans, though.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Until the final stages of his arc.
* PsychicPowers: Born like Yellow in Viridian forest, he has similar powers:
** HealingHands
** {{Telepathy}}
* {{Roboteching}}: With '''HYPER BEAMS'''!!!
* ShadowArchetype: As mentioned, his origins and PsychicPowers are the same as Yellow's, but they have completely different views.
* SmugSnake
* SpeaksFluentAnimal
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants to KillAllHumans because he thinks that all HumansAreBastards.
** [[{{Hypocrite}} Except that he does not give a single care about Team Rocket and their villainy.]]

[[folder: Neo-Team Rocket]]

!! '''The Masked Man''' (AKA the Mask of Ice, [[spoiler: Pryce]])
The BigBad of the GSC chapter, he gathered the reminents of Team Rocket for his own plans. His motive is to gain the power to control time so he can [[spoiler: reunite his Lapras with its parents]].

* AdaptationalVillainy
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: His motivation reveals him to be a mix of Types II and III.]]
* BigBad: Of the G/S/C arc.
* TheChessmaster
* CoolMask: His is made up of [[spoiler:the same metal that Gym badges are made of, clueing the heroes that he is one of the Gym Leaders.]]
** DramaticUnmask
* AnIcePerson: Not only is he an ice specialist, he can freeze a huge area in seconds and instantly create almost anything out of ice.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler:Having a body made of regenerating ice helps. Unless extreme sunlight is involved.]]
* MiniMecha: [[spoiler:His ice body works on the same principle, with Pryce himself sitting on his wheelchair, positioned where the head should be.]]
* NamesTheSame: He shares his name with the Masked Man from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''.
* PetTheDog: He has two...
** [[spoiler:The issue with his pair of Lapras, and their kid. He truly loved them.]]
** [[spoiler:In a flashback before the FRLG chapter, he seems really sad about Silver and Blue leaving him. Hell, he even made an ice statue of himself with the six "children" together ''as a family''! This shows that deep down he cared for them, but couldn't express it due to his heart being so "frozen over", and though he ''wanted'' them to be a family to him, he could only ever treat them like weapons or servants instead.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath. Or at least, lost in time.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Earlier in his time, he a has lapse of weakness [[spoiler:for his constant pursuit of Celebi.]] Exploiting this was how Blue and Silver escaped from his forces in the first place.

!! '''Will'''
One of the Masked Kids who are directly under the Masked Man, Will is a psychic-type specialist who enjoys doing things for the thrills alone (but not the danger). After the Masked Man is defeated, he joins Koga and Bruno since he doesn't have anything else to do.

* AdaptationalVillainy
* CoDragons: With Karen, to Mask of Ice.
* DirtyCoward
* ForTheEvulz
* HeelFaceTurn
* KarmaHoudini
* MonsterClown: In the GSC arc, prior to his HGSS redesign.
* PsychicPowers

!! '''Karen'''
Another one of the Masked Kids, Karen specializes in the dark type. Though a little sadistic and twisted, she goes off with Koga and Bruno in good graces after the final battle.

* AdaptationalVillainy
* BareYourMidriff: In her [=HeartGold=] & [=SoulSilver=] outfit.
* CoDragons: With Will, to Mask of Ice.
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkIsEvil: Pre-HeelFaceTurn.
** DarkIsNotEvil: Post-HeelFaceTurn.
* ForTheEvulz
* HeelFaceTurn
* KarmaHoudini


[[folder: Team Magma and Team Aqua]]
!! '''Maxie'''
TheLeader of Team Magma, he hoped to use Groudon for his plans.

* AFatherToHisMen: Unlike Archie, Maxie treats his subordinates with respect.
* AxCrazy: Post-SanitySlippage, along with Archie.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Archie in the R/S arc.
* EvilRedhead
* KickTheDog: After [[spoiler:killing Norman]], he proceeds to [[spoiler:taunt Ruby with his father's corpse.]]
** Later, he performs "Kick the [[spoiler:''Feebas''". Poor Mimi.]]
* KillItWithFire: His signature {{Mon}} is a Houndoom, which are reknowned for the ferocity of their flames.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By Archie in a battle for a suit of armor... Well, we never see it happen and only have an assumption to go by, so it could be that HesJustHiding.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: With Archie.
* SanitySlippage: Goes from WellIntentionedExtremist to "let's destroy everything for the lulz" along with Archie. Granted, both of them lacked the will to control the Red and Blue Orbs, and they were driven mad by their power.

!! '''Courtney'''
!!!(Marge in the Chuang Yi version)
One of the three Three Fires, Courtney prefers to use straight forward ''brutal'' force. Develops an... ''interesting'' relationship with Ruby over time. [[spoiler: She used to be a happy-go-lucky Coordinator who was good friends with Daisy Oak.]]

* AscendedExtra: She has a ''very'' small role in the games, not appearing at all in Emerald, yet has the most development of all the Team Aqua/Magma members in the manga.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* EnemyMine: Against Groudon, since her desire for seeing destruction had been satisfied.
* GreenThumb: No, it's not her speciality type, but she is very knowledgable about berries and plants to the point she can use them as tools and weapons.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Though at first she only assists Ruby in order to stop Groudon, she ultimately has one in the end.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: It's quite easy to see her relationship with Ruby as the subtle beginnings of this.
* PlayingWithFire: And she ''loves'' watching things burn.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath:]] But she [[spoiler:gets better.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offered to Ruby at one point.

!! '''Tabitha'''
!!!(Mitch in the Chuang Yi version)
Another of the Three Fires, this burly man specializes in putting people to sleep with his Torkoal's smoke.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: He gets scared of Archie's KickTheDog moments, and even saves the Aqua EliteMook that attacked him when Archie left both of them for dead.
** Even though he failed, you have to give the guy credit for assisting Flannery in attempting to revive Mt. Chimney after Team Aqua killed it.
* HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the arc.
* SanitySlippage: He goes insane since he attempted to control Groudon, even if it was for a brief moment. Thankfully, he apparently got better, as he is seen in the epilogue visiting the Lavaridge hot springs.
* ShipTease: With Flannery.

!! '''Blaise'''
!!!(Mack in the Chuang Yi version)
Third member of the Three Fires. Only appears in this manga.

* PeekABangs
* CanonForeigner
* MasterOfIllusion: Blaise uses his fires to create hallucinations to freak his opponents out.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His whereabouts after the whole Groudon and Kyogre debacle are never revealed.

!! '''Archie'''
TheLeader of Team Aqua, he hoped to use Kyogre for his plans. [[spoiler:He would later appear during the Emerald arc as Guile Hideout.]]

* AxCrazy: Post-SanitySlippage, along with Maxie.
* BadBoss
* BeardOfEvil
* BigBadEnsemble: Shared position with Maxie in the R/S arc [[spoiler: and solo in the Emerald arc.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:Guile Hideout's armor grants him immortality and stops his body from decaying. Awesome, right? However, he can't take it off, lest the decaying starts again and he'd be erased from existence.]]
* [[spoiler:CoolSword: Gets one as Guile. It has the power to reflect back any attack with a swipe, making it the perfect offense and defense.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask]]
* [[spoiler:EvilerThanThou: Sird forces him and Maxie into a fight to the death for armor that will stop their bodies from decaying. Maxie is noticeably terrified as they turn on each other, as the two had basically become FireForgedFriends during their SanitySlippage, while Archie looks disturbingly calm. Archie wins...]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:By the Emerald arc, he's dropped all good intentions and now just wants to rule the world.]]
* [[KickTheDog Kick The Fish]]: And stomp on it several times for good measure. Poor Mimi.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Without his special armor, he perishes.]]
* MythologyGag: His plans [[spoiler:in the Emerald arc]] are ''a lot'' like Butler's in ''PokemonJirachiWishmaker''.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Maxie.
* SanitySlippage: See what happened to Maxie. Same thing, only [[spoiler: it's kicked up another notch when he's Guile Hideout.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler: As Guile, he loves to call everyone "worthless trash" and will manipulate them as such. He also has a completely selfish plan to TakeOverTheWorld compared to his pre-SanitySlippage WellIntentionedExtremist plan.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness[=/=]YouHaveFailedMe: He has absolutely no problem abandoning his underlings, even if they did their jobs.
** MookPromotion: Archie promotes three of his goons to [[EliteMook Admin status]] near the beginning of the R/S arc. The above tropes both rear their ugly heads later on.

!! '''Shelly'''
!!!(Angie in the Chuang Yi version)
One of Team Aqua's Sub-leaders of Sea Scheme.

* BareYourMidriff
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once her Ludicolo's Nature Power is sealed by Flannery's Vulpix, she hightails it out of there.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's never seen again afterward.

!! '''Matt'''
!!!(Ark in the Chuang Yi version)
One of Team Aqua's Sub-leaders of Sea Scheme.

* AdaptationDyeJob: His in-battle game sprite has a reddish ponytail; here he has close-cropped dark hair.
* ButtMonkey: His first appearance is the only one that doesn't end with him getting beaten in a fight or just plain beaten up. People who do the beating include Gym Leaders, an eleven-year-old girl, and his own ''boss''.
* DrowningPit: His plan to kill Sapphire and Flannery by flooding the cable car is an unusual variation of this, with added SharkPool for extra security.
* ThreateningShark: His Sharpedo
* WouldHurtAChild: He's very gleeful about (almost) getting to murder Flannery and Sapphire.

!! '''Amber'''
One of Team Aqua's Sub-leaders of Sea Scheme. Only appears in this manga.

* BaldOfEvil
* CanonForeigner
* GenderBlenderName
* HeelFaceTurn: Implied to have done this because of Archie's treatment of him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Archie sends him down to the bottom of the sea despite him retrieving one of the orbs that controls Kyogre.


[[folder: Team Galactic]]

!!! '''Tropes applying to multiple members:'''
* CoDragons:
** EvilGenius - Saturn
** TheBrute - Jupiter
** DarkChick - Mars
** SixthRangerTraitor - Charon
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!! '''Cyrus'''
TheLeader of Team Galactic. He wishes to control Time and Space. The Sinnoh Trio first met him at Mt. Coronet, where he attacked them with Probopass and Magnezone.

* BigBad: Of the D/P arc.
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:He fights [[MemeticBadass CYNTHIA]] to a standstill! And he probably would've won if he didn't need to get to the Spear Pillar. Then he goes on absolutely destroy six Gym Leaders at the same time, by himself.]]
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Most members of Team Galactic are motivated by their fear of... getting pinched. ''On the arm''... to be fair, it does look like it hurts.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the Platinum arc.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: [[spoiler:With the Sinnoh trio at the end of the Platinum arc, but with [[OppositesAttract Dia]] in particular.]]
* LackOfEmpathy
* LargeHam: Though he generally tends to match the stoicism of his game counterpart, when he gets going, he... really gets going.
* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:After he summons Dialga and Palkia, you begin to see tears come out of his eyes after witnessing his plan come to fruition. He's also seen with tears running down his face while he tries to prevent his plan from being ruined.]]
* OmnicidalManiac
* [[spoiler: PetTheDog: More like "Pet the Shaymin".]]
* TheStoic: NotSoStoic when he's in LargeHam mode, though.
* WouldHurtAChild: Perfectly willing to smack Dia across the face with the Red Chain of all things.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!! '''Mars'''
One of the three commanders of Team Galactic. She first encountered the [=DPP=] trio at Valley Windworks.

* AffablyEvil
* CloudCuckooLander: A lot more...out there than in the games. She thinks Team Galactic's evildoing is fun, and not in the usual ForTheEvulz sense either, she's just honestly that weird in the head and can't fathom how anyone couldn't find it fun too.
** Heck, her official ''Special'' artwork even [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/ca/Mars_and_Saturn_Adventures.png has her cheerfully floating on a her Purugly's cloud-like tail.]]
* CuteAndPsycho
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkChick
* EvilCounterpart: To Diamond.
* EvilRedhead: Albeit oddly likable, as stated below.
* GigglingVillain
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the Platinum arc.]]
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Probably the most cheerful of the three commanders. Doesn't necessarily prevent her from enjoying the prospect of [[StuffBlowingUp blowing up Lake Verity]] a little too much, but considering [[CloudCuckooLander her state of mind...]]
* PetTheDog: According to Pearl, "She watched our routine, so maybe she's not all bad!"
* VillainousCrush: Thinks that [[ShockAndAwe Volkner]] is cool and that they'll make a cute couple since they both have Electivires.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

!! '''Saturn'''
One of the three commanders of Team Galactic. [[spoiler:He fired a cannon that transported Platinum's real bodyguards to the Distortion World.]]

* BrilliantButLazy: Prefers using his machines to do the work for him.
* EvilCounterpart: To Pearl.
* GadgeteerGenius
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the Platinum arc.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Defeated when [[spoiler: he's crushed under his own machines.]]
* LargeHam: Much more "fanatical" than his game counterpart.
* PsychoSupporter: He seems to admire Cyrus the most.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Very full of himself. When Cyrus chooses the lake he's at to be the one to blow up:
--> '''Saturn''': "I am '''clearly''' the most important member on the team!"
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!! '''Jupiter'''
One of the three commanders of Team Galactic. Wears a warmth supporter on her left leg.

* AmazonianBeauty: Unlike most continuities, she seems really buff here.
* {{Badass}}: She defeats [[spoiler:Platinum, Maylene, and Candice]] by herself without even breaking a sweat, and even when she's overcome by the latter two later, she still goes down fighting. She is also probably the most individually powerful of the three commanders.
* DarkActionGirl
* {{Determinator}}: The last commander to go down in the final battle; she stayed in the game long after Mars and Saturn had been knocked unconscious.
* EvilCounterpart: To Platinum.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the Platinum arc.]]
* [[KarmicDeath Karmic Defeat]]: By [[spoiler:Maylene and Candice]], the same ones she defeated and gloated over earlier.
* TheStoic: For the most part, but can occasionally slip into NotSoStoic in battle.
** She's even more NotSoStoic when [[spoiler: pleading (successfully) for Cyrus to let her, Mars, and Saturn accompany him after his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Cyrus.

!! '''Galactic Grunt'''
This refers to the unnamed grunt who has had more encounters with the [=DPPt=] trio than the other [[{{mooks}} grunts]], whom Cyrus seems to be give as much responsibilties to as the four commanders. He shows great interest in the Pokédexes.

* AntiVillain: Type I. He arrives to release Mr. Berlitz and Professor Rowan early, stating that he sees no point in making them suffer unnecessarily. He also mentions that he prefers to avoid a fight with Platinum. The worst things he does he only does because [[spoiler: Sird is controlling him.]]
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy]]
* EliteMook
* HelpfulMook: and he also tells her about TG's plans to detonate the Galactic bomb in a week's time. Later, he also tells Diamond where the three lake guardians are being held.
* GenreSavvy: After over 400 [[strike:chapters]] rounds, someone finally notices that all dex holders tend to get involved in battles that could decide the fate of their regions/world.
* [[DragonWithAnAgenda Mook With An Agenda]]: [[spoiler: He (subconsciously) places priority of obtaining the Pokédexes over that of guarding the three lake guardians due to Sird's brainwashing.]]
* NoNameGiven: Despite having as much personality and screen time as the commanders.
* NonuniformUniform: He can be differentiated from the rest of the grunts by the cloak that he wears over his Galactic uniform.
* PersonalMook: To Cyrus [[spoiler: and Sird.]]

!! '''Charon'''
The chief scientist of Team Galactic. Appears briefly in the Diamond/Pearl arc and goes on to become the main antagonist of the Platinum arc.

* BigBad: Of the Platinum arc.
* ChekhovsGunman: Appears unnamed before the finale of the D/P arc as the head of the Red Chain project. In the final chapter of the arc, he reveals his name and importance, going on to be the next arc's BigBad.
* DirtyCoward
* DragonAscendant
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmaHoudini: In the D/P arc. [[spoiler:Finally gets his just desserts in the Platinum arc.]]
* MadScientist

[[folder: Team Plasma]]

* AdaptationalVillainy: His sympathetic traits aren't gone, but this version of N is much more villainous then usual.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: A Type II - Type III hybrid.]]
** The "villain" part of this seems to be invoked, what with all the villainous actions he pulls whenever he appears. Some speculate that Kusaka did this to deconstruct most fans' [[EnsembleDarkhorse treat]][[LauncherOfAThousandShips ment]] of his character.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: When he is crowned king of Team Plasma by Ghetsis.
* BigBad: Of the Black/White arc. [[TheManBehindTheMan Except for... you know.]]
* {{Dull Eyes of Unhappiness}}: His default expression when he's not crying. [[spoiler:He loses them in finale of BW and has them replaced with normal, expressive eyes.]]
* {{Expy}}: Manga N seems alot more like [[Manga/DeathNote L]] in design than his game counterpart does.
* FreudianExcuse: He was brought up around Pokemon harmed by humans, so he grew to hate humans and love Pokemon as a result.
* HannibalLecture: Quite fond of these, giving one to just about anyone who talks about his morals being in the wrong. Their results include [[spoiler: causing Gigi to abandon White and join him and completely break Aurea Juniper's mind.]]
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: At the end of the B/W arc.]]
* ''{{Jerkass}}''
** JerkassHasAPoint: To White on the ferris wheel when bringing up how [[spoiler: she's been denying her Pokémon the chance to do anything other than performing, including what's in their nature to do. AndThatsTerrible.]]
* KickTheDog: Because even an AntiVillain can be a {{Jerkass}} when he feels like it. Particularly when [[spoiler: he convinces White's Gigi to abandon her and join him, then acts completely nonchalant when White falls off the ferris wheel.]]
** PetTheDog: For some reason, he sends his Servine to her side, so at least he has some sense of trading.
** His Zorua does these kinds of actions on a regular basis. A noteworthy example would be [[spoiler: disguising as Alder towards his Accelgor to think he'll heal him, then attacking him with Flame Burst.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Shows no trace of respect to any human who utilized Pokemon in any way, shape or form, regardless of the person they are, and only shows positive emotion to his own Pokemon.
* ManipulativeBastard: He can be this, like he was [[spoiler: to White's Tepig Gigi.]] A strange example as he [[WellIntentionedExtremist does it honestly for the Pokémon's own good rather than for his own.]]
** Not to mention this is in ''[[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation stark contrast]]'' to [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood game]] [[UnwittingPawn persona]].
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Kusaka seems to be playing up N's MemeticMolester status by having him whispering in Black's ear and grabbing him up close to say something in his face.
** Not helping is when N gets uncomfortably close to White [[spoiler:inside one of the Nimbasa ferris wheel cars]].
* NotGoodWithPeople: Type 2, arguably more than even his game counterpart. In the games, he seems pretty neutral and sometimes even a little admiring later on of the protagonist, but here he antagonizes Black quite a bit.
* SparklingStreamOfTears: When he sees Pokémon being used in a commercial. He also cries during his battle with Black.
* [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speaks Fluent Pokémon]]: Brought up from spending time with Pokémon since early childhood.
** Interesting variation of this trope in that it doesn't seem he can do this ''fluently''. Evidence points at him occasionally grossly misinterpreting a Pokémon's true thought and feelings.
* [[spoiler: StalkerWithoutACrush: He's been watching Black since day 1.]]
* TheStoic: In his earliest appearances, he would have the same dead expression on his face, even when doing something like crying or having a Tympole sent flying at his face. As the story progresses, he grows out of it and expresses a lot more.
* [[spoiler: SympathyForTheDevil: Despite all he's done, White can't help but cry when she hears his backstory.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The well-being of Pokémon.

!!'''Ghetsis Harmonia Gropius'''

* BigBad: Of the Black 2/White 2 arc.
** BiggerBad: Of the Black/White arc.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He's very polite and usually always smiling with good cheer, but it's all part of the mask he wears - in reality, he's a complete and utterly sadistic psychopath.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Once he stops hiding his true colours.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just like in the games, but made worse because of how polite and cheery he is.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: He escapes the B/W arc scot-free, with not even a VillainousBreakdown (unlike in the games).]] Making it worse, he also manages to...
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:As Reshiram is being absorbed into the Light Stone (due to Zekrom's resealing), Ghetsis, in a final act of spite at his enemy, uses Colress' Beheeyem to force Black into the pull so that he too is absorbed into the Stone (after using its psychic powers to defend himself). After which he escapes and plans to regroup.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan
* RousingSpeech/BastardlySpeech: His successfully convinces some people into releasing their Pokémon.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:A facade, as he only wants to make Pokemon illegal.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!'''Shadow Triad'''
* AscendedExtra: Are more prominent in this manga than in the games.
* CharacterTics: Each of the Shadow Triad tends to place their arms in a certain location. One places his behind his back, another puts his on his hips, and the last one crosses them in front of his chest.
* [[{{Ninja}} Ninjas]]
* SpiesInAVan
* TerribleTrio
* TheUnfought: Averted. Unlike the first Black and White games, they are seen battling with Pokémon. They would later be fought in-game in Black and White 2.

[[folder:Team Flare]]

* ObviouslyEvil: Trevor suspects that Lysandre's a bad guy from the start thanks to a photo Viola took, and Diantha warns him that she's got her eye on him.

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* AffablyEvil: He's very polite and usually always smiling with good cheer.
** FauxAffablyEvil: He's also a complete and utter sadistic psychopath.


* AffablyEvil: He's very polite and usually always smiling with good cheer.
** FauxAffablyEvil: He's also a complete and utter sadistic psychopath.

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He's very polite and usually always smiling with good cheer, but it's all part of the mask he wears - in reality, he's a complete and utterly sadistic psychopath.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Once he stops hiding his true colours.

* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: He escapes the B/W arc scot-free, with not even a VillainousBreakdown.]]


* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: He escapes the B/W arc scot-free, with not even a VillainousBreakdown.VillainousBreakdown (unlike in the games).]] Making it worse, he also manages to...
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:As Reshiram is being absorbed into the Light Stone (due to Zekrom's resealing), Ghetsis, in a final act of spite at his enemy, uses Colress' Beheeyem to force Black into the pull so that he too is absorbed into the Stone (after using its psychic powers to defend himself). After which he escapes and plans to regroup.]]

* RousingSpeech[[spoiler:/BastardlySpeech]]: His successfully convinces some people into releasing their Pokémon.


* RousingSpeech[[spoiler:/BastardlySpeech]]: RousingSpeech/BastardlySpeech: His successfully convinces some people into releasing their Pokémon.
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* {{Frankenstein}}: The creature he was based off of.


* {{Frankenstein}}: Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}: The creature he was based off of.
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TheLeader of Team Rocket and the ex-Viridian City Gym. An evil man who uses both Pokémon and people to accomplish his goals. Though he specializes in Ground types, he also has powerful Pokémon that are other types as well. [[LukeIAmYourFather He's Silver's father.]]


TheLeader of Team Rocket and the ex-Viridian City Gym.Gym Leader. An evil man who uses both Pokémon and people to accomplish his goals. Though he specializes in Ground types, he also has powerful Pokémon that are other types as well. [[LukeIAmYourFather He's Silver's father.]]
18th Jun '14 2:59:58 AM Takeshi80
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* VillanousCrush: Thinks that [[ShockAndAwe Volkner]] is cool and that they'll make a cute couple since they both have Electivires.


* VillanousCrush: VillainousCrush: Thinks that [[ShockAndAwe Volkner]] is cool and that they'll make a cute couple since they both have Electivires.
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* VillanousCrush: Thinks that [[ShockAndAwe Volkner]] is cool and that they'll make a cute couple since they both have Electivires.
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* CardCarryingVillian: At the Lavander Tower, he refers himself and Team Rocket as a team of evildoers to Red and Green.


* CardCarryingVillian: CardCarryingVillain: At the Lavander Tower, he refers himself and Team Rocket as a team of evildoers to Red and Green.
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* CardCarryingVillian: At the Lavander Tower, he refers himself and Team Rocket as a team of evildoers to Red and Green.
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* UndyingLoyalty: To Cyrus.
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