History Characters / PokemonXY

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For more characters of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, click [[Characters/PokemonAnime here]].

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!'''Ash's Rivals:'''

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!!'''Tierno'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AnriKatsu
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/ToddHaberkorn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Roberto Gutiérrez

A young Pokémon trainer with a passion for dancing that Ash meets at Sycamore's summer camp. A close friend of Shauna and Trevor.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Believe it or not, Tierno can do a triple side flip.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, he's not much of a battler, preferring to study moves to make a dance team. In the anime, he's a skilled trainer that incorporates dance moves into his battle style. In addition, he makes it to the Kalos League with the rest of his group, and unlike Trevor, gets past the first round and holds his own against Sawyer until Sawyer uses Mega Evolution to tip the scales.
* AscendedExtra: In the anime he stands out more than Shauna and Trevor (even being more Ash's rival than the other two are), whereas in the games Shauna fills that role. This seems to be an intentional response to his unexpected popularity in Japan, ranking third in a popularity poll.
* BadassNormal: The guy managed to get quite far in a tournament filled with Mega Evolution and Bond Phenomenon trainers without having it himself
%%* BareFistedMonk: Hitmontop.
* BigFun: Tierno's upbeat personality allows him to make friends easily, and he is noticeably more rotund than any of his friends.
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[GratuitousEnglish "All right!"]]
* CavalierCompetitor: If Tierno loses, he accepts it and shakes it off, and readies himself for the next round.
* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted; Tierno ''tries'' teaching Ash his "rhythmic style" for Ash to use in his upcoming match with Korrina. By the time Ash's group arrives in Shalour City and up to the gym battle itself, Ash has yet to master the style, and ultimately opts for his own instead.
* DanceBattler: He trains his Pokémon to incorporate dance moves in their fighting styles.
* GangOfHats: Fitting with his character, Tierno's team consists of natural dancers (Politoed, Hitmontop and Ludicolo). And the members who aren't, are pretty good on their toes as well (especially ''Blastoise'', of all Pokémon).
%%* GreenThumb: Ludicolo's secondary type.
* HopelessSuitor: Has been pining for Serena ever since her ImportantHaircut. Sorry, Tierno, but Serena's heart currently belongs to a certain someone (no matter how dense that someone is).
* MakingASplash: His starter is Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise, and he has a Ludicolo and Politoed.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Raichu.
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Ash, as both are passionate individuals.
* ThreeAmigos: With Shauna and Trevor, being one of two guys.
%%* UseYourHead: Squirtle's Skull Bash.

!!'''Trevor (Trova)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minami Fujii
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Lockwood Crouch
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ferso Velásquez

A young Pokémon trainer whose ambition is to see every Pokémon in the Pokédex. Ash meets him and his friends, Tierno and Shauna, at Sycamore's summer camp.
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* {{Adorkable}}: His love of meeting new Pokémon rivals Bonnie's.
* BloodKnight: Much like Ash's own Charizard, Charmeleon is shown to be borderline uncontrollable when it wants to battle, though it's still more obedient than Ash's was at that stage.
%%* BlowYouAway: Owns an Aerodactyl [[spoiler:and a Charizard]].
* CameraFiend: Trevor likes to photograph everything that interests him.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He loses to Alain in a three-on-three in the first match of the Lumiose Conference. Alain only used Mega Charizard X, which defeated Trevor's own Mega Charizard Y, Aerodactyl, and Florges easily.]]
* GeekPhysique: He's very scrawny, and the shortest amongst his friends.
* InvisibleSubtleDifference: He likes to take photos of rare Pokémon. "Rare", in this case, meaning they look identical to others of their species but with some extremely subtle difference like thinner antennae.
* MotorMouth: When he shows off the pictures he took to Ash and the gang, to the point that some subs had to keep up by [[FunWithSubtitles minimizing the text to fit everything he says during that scene]].
* MythologyGag: He is revealed to own an Aerodactyl and a Florges like in the games.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Florges
* OutOfFocus: More or less gets the short end of the stick out of the ThreeAmigos. Tierno is collecting gym badges while Shauna is competing with Serena in Pokévision. He is collecting badges on the side, but by the time Ash meets up with him, Trevor has just one while Ash has ''six''. While he does make it to the Kalos League, he has the unfortunate luck of facing Alain as his first opponent, [[spoiler:which ends in a very quick CurbStompBattle in which Alain didn't lose a single Pokémon]].
%%* PlayingWithFire: His starter is Charmander (which later evolved into Charmeleon [[spoiler:and eventually Charizard]]).
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Charizard can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard Y.]]
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Clemont, as both are the [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] of their respective groups.
* ThreeAmigos: With Tierno and Shauna, being one of two guys.
* TransformationTrinket: [[spoiler:His Charizard owns a Charizardite Y that's kept in a tail bracelet while Trevor has a Key Stone held in his camera.]]

!!'''Sawyer (Shota)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOhtani
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Robby Duncan Sharpe
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Siller

A novice Pokémon trainer from Hoenn who writes down his battle experience in a note journal. Like Ash and Tierno, Sawyer is collecting badges to enter the Lumiose Conference.
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* TheApprentice: While a rival of Ash, since Sawyer is also a rookie, he looks to Ash as his unofficial mentor. The opening in which he debuted even had Sawyer [[RuleOfSymbolism literally following in Ash's footsteps]].
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, he's become Steven's assistant]].
* BadassCrew: His team consists of three powerful Hoenn Pokémon and three powerful Kalos Pokémon: his ace Mega Sceptile, his pseudo-Legendary Salamence, his StoneWall Slaking, his LightningBruiser Clawitzer, his GlassCannon[=/=]StoneWall Aegislash and his LongRangeFighter Slurpuff.
* BewareMyStingerTail: As Mega Sceptile, Leaf Storm has the added effect of firing its sharp, pointed tail at the foe.
* ChekhovsGunman: He first appeared in [=XY064=] losing to Clemont. His proper introduction is 9 episodes later.
* CryCute:
** [[spoiler:For a brief moment, he tears up when he sees Ash-Greninja launching a devastating, match-ending blow on Mega Sceptile, putting Sawyer out of the league. He is grateful for the match, though. Then he does it again during his video study session, feeling frustrated he couldn't make it to the end]].
** And again while he's reviewing the matches through videos, especially the one where [[spoiler:he lost to Ash]].
* CurbStompBattle: In his early appearances, he doesn't win a single battle, let alone actually knock out an opponent's Pokémon. He apparently has gotten a lot more competent thanks to Ash's advice, but still gets creamed when they face off during [=XY105=]. In said episode, his Sceptile actually manages to match Greninja and even gains the upper hand using Leaf Storm, but gets beaten in one hit once Greninja transforms. Now the problem is how his other Pokémon can't size up to Ash's.
* CurbStompCushion: [[spoiler:Mega Sceptile's battle against Ash-Greninja is this. Though it eventually loses, it manages to corner Ash-Greninja with Frenzy Plant and is capable of fighting it in close range with Leaf Blade, even landing a hit with Leaf Storm despite Ash-Greninja's speed. It gets hit with an Aerial Ace combo (super-effective) and remains standing. It takes a giant Water Shuriken from Ash-Greninja to finally bring Mega Sceptile down.]]
* DoubleKnockOut: [[spoiler:His Salamence and Slurpuff tie with Noivern and Goodra, respectively.]]
* {{Expy}}: He has some similarities with Wally from ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' as a green-haired beginner Trainer from Hoenn that looks up to the main character for inspiration, although Sawyer is not frail and sickly. They also eventually become strong enough to wield Mega Evolution near the end and become a WorthyOpponent to the main character.
* GlassCannon: His Aegislash is very strong, but also very vulnerable in its Blade Forme.
* GracefulLoser: Despite frequently losing, he treats every defeat as a learning experience. [[spoiler:He is right out proud when Ash defeats him in the semi-finals whom Sawyer admires so much.]]
* GreenThumb: His starter is Treecko, a Grass-Type Pokémon which he fully evolves into Sceptile and eventually into Mega Sceptile.
* InformedAttribute: ''Pokéfan'' calls him "the intelligent trainer", when in truth he has never shown any degree of high intelligence. He does, however, show great eagerness to learn and even keeps a notebook of his travels. He was also able to figure out Greninja's fighting style and the best way to combat it.
* JackOfAllTrades: His Sceptile has close-ranged and long-ranged moves, giving trouble to {{Close Range Combatant}}s with its long-ranged moves and it can defend itself with close-ranged moves from said combatants. Mega Sceptile's Lightning Rod ability makes him also great against Electric-Type moves.
* LargeHam: Mega Sceptile has a much more aggressive and an even more animal-like voice than its base form, making its battles even more intense. It also adds more to its new Dragon-Type.
* LightningBruiser:
** His Clawitzer can move very fast with Aqua Jet, it is very strong and it can take several Electric-Type attacks before it faints.
** His Aegislash combines both, GlassCannon and StoneWall, to be this trope and it is also very fast. However, it can be only one of them at one time.
* LongRangeFighter: His Slurpuff's offensive attacks are all long-ranged. His Clawitzer averts this trope, due to its powerful and fast Aqua Jet, giving it a close-range/mid-range option.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: He improves remarkably offscreen. Sawyer was introduced with just one badge and almost no skill in battles. Roughly 20 episodes later, he's caught stronger Pokémon and has collected ''six'' badges (the same amount Ash had when he met him, even) in that time. The universe just keeps giving him tools of destruction out of nowhere when he eventually manages to evolve his Sceptile and collect the items to make it Mega Evolve. He even gathers eight Gym Badges before Ash does.
* MeaningfulName: Scottie clearly references the European Scotland setting to allude the European-like setting Kalos. However, his name saw a revision as Sawyer surely because he moved from Hoenn, a not-European-like setting.
* MythologyGag: Never seen without a notebook where he keeps jotting down notes. Writing on notebooks is how saving game progress is depicted in ''[=OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire=]''.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Ash-Greninja's about to unleash his giant Water Shuriken, Sawyer realizes he is done for, and was panicking when he commands Sceptile to use Leaf Storm. His face tells everything.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Owns a Dragon-type, Bagon, which fully evolves into Salamence. Also, Sceptile gains the Dragon-Type after Mega Evolving.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Fairy-type, Slurpuff.
* PlayingWithFire: Two of his Pokémon know Fire-Type moves. Bagon had Fire Fang, then Incinerate once it evolved into Salamence. His Slurpuff knows Flamethrower.
* ProductPlacement: It becomes clear that Sawyer exists to promote ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', but at the same time, he's very late in promoting it. Half of Sawyer's team consists of Pokémon from the Hoenn generation having the Hoenn grass-starter which can Mega-evolve (a Mega-evolution that was added in the ''Ruby and Sapphire'' remakes), a Slaking, as well as said region's pseudo-legendary dragon, Salamence.
* TheRival:
** To Ash as another Pokémon trainer collecting badges for the Lumiose Conference. He initially looks up to Ash and Sawyer dedicated himself to become stronger to eventually surpass his idol. As a result, Sawyer has grown so much that he becomes one of Ash's two main rivals in the Kalos League.
** After evolving into Grovyle, it has become a rival to Ash's Frogadier, and they grinned at each other whenever they met. Their relationship has continued as this even after their final evolution, although with less grinning.
* SpoilerOpening: The Opening to XY&Z revealed that Sawyer's Sceptile would gain the ability to Mega Evolve.
* StoneWall: His Slaking is mostly focused on stalling. It takes hits like nothing and can heal itself. However, it barely moves or attacks, and it only counterattacks the opponent at the right moment.
* SuddenNameChange: Was previously called Scottie in his small debut episode, though the writers easily made the change due to never referring to Sawyer as his previous name in the episode.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Sceptile can Mega-evolve by the league.]]
* SweetTooth: Has said that he loves sweets when presented with Serena's desserts and Lumiose Galettes.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** [[spoiler:He finally manages to defeat Ash during their third battle. While his Doublade still lost to Ash's Noivern, his newly aqcuired Clawitzer took down ''both'' Noivern and Hawlucha before losing to Greninja, and Sceptile managed to defeat Greninja largely because Ash was forcing the transformation too much instead of letting it happen naturally.]]
** [[spoiler:Having made it all the way to the Kalos League semi-finals and giving Ash a very challenging full 6v6 battle that Sawyer narrowly lost, compared to how Ash did his first time around in the Indigo League, he sure has taken in several levels of it.]]
* TrainingFromHell: He mentioned that he worked ''very'' hard to catch up to Ash, and eventually the results show as [[spoiler:he collects eight badges before Ash does ''and'' defeats Ash in a 3-on-3 match]].
* TransformationTrinket: At the Lumiose Conference, his signature notebook's bookmark is equipped with a Key Stone while his Sceptile has a Sceptilite clipped onto a green scarf around its neck.
%%* UseYourHead: Bagon's Headbutt.
* WartsAndAll: Downplayed. After Ash loses to Wulfric, Sawyer leaves the team, silently concerned his idol has fallen behind him. However, he's confident that Ash will bounce back in time for the Kalos League.
* WhenTreesAttack: Sceptile knows the ultimate Grass-Type attack, Frenzy Plant, a mass of gigantic roots that swamp the opponent in all directions.
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:Despite Frenzy Plant being the most powerful Grass-Type attack and earlier having defeated Tierno's Blastoise and Ash's Pikachu, Sceptile's Frenzy Plant never hits Greninja.]]
* WorthyOpponent: What Sawyer and his Sceptile proves to be when facing Ash and his Greninja in the semi-finals. Even after losing, he was happy for Ash and vows to get stronger and one day surpass him.

!!'''Alain'''
--> See Mega Evolution Special section.

!'''Serena's Rivals:'''

!!'''Shauna (Sana)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yurie Kobori
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jo Armeniox
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Adriana Núñez

A young and outgoing Pokémon trainer who loves [=PokéVision=] videos. She becomes acquainted to Ash and co. at Sycamore's summer camp.
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* BadassAdorable: Unlike her friends, who fully evolve their starters, her Bulbasaur stops evolving at Ivysaur, presumably because the massive Venusaur wouldn't be as useful in Showcases.
* GenkiGirl: Every bit as excitable as her game counterpart.
* GracefulLoser: She cries a little when she's unable to go to the final round of the final showcase, but she encourages Serena to go for the gold.
* GreenThumb: Her starter is Bulbasaur/Ivysaur, a Grass-Type.
* InstantExpert: Despite being a rookie performer, she catches on to it with relative ease, even winning her first showcase.
* TheRival: To Ash's group at summer camp, but especially to Serena, who also has an interest in [=PokéVision=].
* ShipperOnDeck: Like Miette, Shauna teases Serena about her crush on Ash.
* ThreeAmigos: With Trevor and Tierno, with her being the girl.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Serena's girly girl.

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!!'''Aria (Elle)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lindsay Sheppard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Circe Luna (season 17), Nycolle González (season 18)

A famous Pokémon Performer. Aria is the current Kalos Queen.
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* TheAce: She is the undisputed best Pokémon Performer in all of Kalos.
* ClarkKenting: Add glasses, put on a hat, and you got Ariana (Elena).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair with red eyes.
* FamedInStory: She is the crowned Kalos Queen that every other Pokémon Performer strives to achieve. [[spoiler:She still gets to keep it for much longer after the Master Class Showcase is over]].
* HairDecorations: Her performance dress comes with a blue hair bow.
* OperaGloves: Her performance dress comes with long white gloves.
* PimpedOutDress: Her primary dress when seen as the Kalos Queen is odd to say the very least. Somehow combining a neck-tie with a matching thigh-high ZettaiRyouiki, white OperaGloves, and FrillsOfJustice.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she easily gets to keep her Kalos Queen title for even longer after getting almost ''double'' the amount of votes Serena had at the Master Class Showcase]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her performance dress includes long blue socks that go up to her thighs.

!!'''Miette (Millefeui)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Saori Hayashi [=(XY026)=], Creator/KeiShindou [=(XY080 and beyond)=]
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Maggie [=McDowell=]
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betsabé Jara

A Pokémon Performer knowledgeable in cooking Poké Puffs. She develops a crush on Ash, becoming a rival to Serena.
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* ArcWelding: Introduced as a rival to Serena for a couple of things (baking, Ash). Later, Showcases are introduced and Serena focuses her attention on the competition, so when Miette returns, she has conveniently the same goal in mind, keeping their rivalry fresh.
* AscendedExtra: Was a OneShotCharacter in an early ''XY'' episode, but makes a return about 50 episodes later.
* ChekhovsGun: When Serena runs afoul of some wild Swirlix, it was Miette who realized that they were disturbed by something. She immediately points out that the reason she knows their behavior is because her signature Pokémon, Slurpuff, is Swirlix's evolved form.
* CookingDuel: Serena and her enter a Poké Puff Contest in order to find out who makes better Poké Puffs.
* TheGadfly: Plays this role to Serena with glee. She's fond of popping up behind her out of nowhere to startle her, and using her crush on Ash against her by implying that she'll steal him away from her. It's pretty clear that her actual interest in Ash (if any) is nowhere near as genuine as Serena's, she just likes seeing her flustered.
* GracefulLoser: She nearly breaks in tears for not making it to the semifinals, but she's able to compose herself and cheer on Serena's progress.
* ItAmusedMe: Possibly one of the reasons why she teases Serena on her feelings on Ash, just to see her get comically flustered over them.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She seems to enjoy sneaking up behind Serena and getting startling close to her when making sly remarks about Ash, particularly at the end of the Dendemille Showcase. She also clings onto Ash's arm during the dance episode after he accepts to be her partner, much to Serena's annoyance. Ash is uncomfortable a bit with the closeness, but is too kind to not tell her to get off.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Slurpuff.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. Miette did well enough to score third place in the Dendemille Showcase she competed in against Serena. She pretends to be a ''romantic'' rival as well, to Serena's chagrin.
* RunningGag: Practically every time she makes an appearance in an episode, her first order of business is to tease Serena on her feelings while putting the moves on Ash right in front of her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Immediately catches on to Serena's crush on Ash, and teases her about it just to get on her nerves. It's implied (and ultimately confirmed when the group splits up after the Master Class Showcase) that she's doing it at least partially to push Serena to act on her feelings.
* SupremeChef: A Poké Puff cook.
* TheTease: Miette whispers to Serena that she might take Ash for herself if Serena doesn't make her move; causing Serena to blush.
* TryingNotToCry: Before congratulating Serena on her win of the first round of the Master Class Showcase, she cries due to having lost to her at that round. Even after wiping her tears, the poor girl still breaks down a bit in front of Serena.

!!'''Nini (Nene)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motoko Kumai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jenny Emm
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Georgina "Gina" Sánchez

A rookie Pokémon Performer who trains her Pokémon to follow a dance routine she calls "Heartbreak."
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Her Smoochum is attracted to Serena's Pancham, who wants nothing to do with her.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle, which comes with [[HairDecorations two tiny red hair-ties]].
* GracefulLoser: She takes her early loss in the Anistar Showcase well, and wishes Serena luck for the performance portion.
* NiceHat: Wears a tiny red hat with a pink ribbon band.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. The two meet each other in [=XY050=], and decide to show off their performances to one another for critique. In episode [=XY091=], they compete against one another in the Anistar Showcase.
* ShipperOnDeck: She (like the rest of Serena's rivals) is very much aware of Serena's feelings for Ash and joins in teasing her about it when she meets her in the Master Class.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In the dub, once she appears in Serena's second performance, she ''nearly'' borders on being the {{Jerkass}} rival to Serena if it hadn't been for her being a GracefulLoser and Serena (and Shauna) being too nice to her egotistical boasts.
* TryingNotToCry: While still out on stage for the results, she holds her head down, though unable to hold back tears, after losing to Jessie at first round of the Master Class Showcase.
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This is specifically for characters and their Pokémon that debuted during the Anime/{{Pokemon}} XY anime. For more characters of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, ''Pokémon'' anime in general, click [[Characters/PokemonAnime here]].

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!'''Ash's Rivals:'''

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!!'''Tierno'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AnriKatsu
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/ToddHaberkorn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Roberto Gutiérrez

A young Pokémon trainer with a passion for dancing that Ash meets at Sycamore's summer camp. A close friend of Shauna and Trevor.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Believe it or not, Tierno can do a triple side flip.
''Characters/PokemonXYAnimePokemon''
* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, he's not much of a battler, preferring to study moves to make a dance team. In the anime, he's a skilled trainer that incorporates dance moves into his battle style. In addition, he makes it to the Kalos League with the rest of his group, and unlike Trevor, gets past the first round and holds his own against Sawyer until Sawyer uses Mega Evolution to tip the scales.
''Characters/PokemonXYAnimeCast''
* AscendedExtra: In the anime he stands out more than Shauna and Trevor (even being more Ash's rival than the other two are), whereas in the games Shauna fills that role. This seems to be an intentional response to his unexpected popularity in Japan, ranking third in a popularity poll.
''Characters/PokemonXYAnimeGymLeaders''
* BadassNormal: The guy managed to get quite far in a tournament filled with Mega Evolution and Bond Phenomenon trainers without having it himself
%%* BareFistedMonk: Hitmontop.
''Characters/PokemonXYMegaEvolutionSpecial''
* BigFun: Tierno's upbeat personality allows him to make friends easily, and he is noticeably more rotund than any of his friends.
''Characters/PokemonXYAnimeRivals''
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[GratuitousEnglish "All right!"]]
* CavalierCompetitor: If Tierno loses, he accepts it and shakes it off, and readies himself for the next round.
* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted; Tierno ''tries'' teaching Ash his "rhythmic style" for Ash to use in his upcoming match with Korrina. By the time Ash's group arrives in Shalour City and up to the gym battle itself, Ash has yet to master the style, and ultimately opts for his own instead.
* DanceBattler: He trains his Pokémon to incorporate dance moves in their fighting styles.
* GangOfHats: Fitting with his character, Tierno's team consists of natural dancers (Politoed, Hitmontop and Ludicolo). And the members who aren't, are pretty good on their toes as well (especially ''Blastoise'', of all Pokémon).
%%* GreenThumb: Ludicolo's secondary type.
* HopelessSuitor: Has been pining for Serena ever since her ImportantHaircut. Sorry, Tierno, but Serena's heart currently belongs to a certain someone (no matter how dense that someone is).
* MakingASplash: His starter is Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise, and he has a Ludicolo and Politoed.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Raichu.
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Ash, as both are passionate individuals.
* ThreeAmigos: With Shauna and Trevor, being one of two guys.
%%* UseYourHead: Squirtle's Skull Bash.

!!'''Trevor (Trova)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minami Fujii
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Lockwood Crouch
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ferso Velásquez

A young Pokémon trainer whose ambition is to see every Pokémon in the Pokédex. Ash meets him and his friends, Tierno and Shauna, at Sycamore's summer camp.
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* {{Adorkable}}: His love of meeting new Pokémon rivals Bonnie's.
* BloodKnight: Much like Ash's own Charizard, Charmeleon is shown to be borderline uncontrollable when it wants to battle, though it's still more obedient than Ash's was at that stage.
%%* BlowYouAway: Owns an Aerodactyl [[spoiler:and a Charizard]].
* CameraFiend: Trevor likes to photograph everything that interests him.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He loses to Alain in a three-on-three in the first match of the Lumiose Conference. Alain only used Mega Charizard X, which defeated Trevor's own Mega Charizard Y, Aerodactyl, and Florges easily.]]
* GeekPhysique: He's very scrawny, and the shortest amongst his friends.
* InvisibleSubtleDifference: He likes to take photos of rare Pokémon. "Rare", in this case, meaning they look identical to others of their species but with some extremely subtle difference like thinner antennae.
* MotorMouth: When he shows off the pictures he took to Ash and the gang, to the point that some subs had to keep up by [[FunWithSubtitles minimizing the text to fit everything he says during that scene]].
* MythologyGag: He is revealed to own an Aerodactyl and a Florges like in the games.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Florges
* OutOfFocus: More or less gets the short end of the stick out of the ThreeAmigos. Tierno is collecting gym badges while Shauna is competing with Serena in Pokévision. He is collecting badges on the side, but by the time Ash meets up with him, Trevor has just one while Ash has ''six''. While he does make it to the Kalos League, he has the unfortunate luck of facing Alain as his first opponent, [[spoiler:which ends in a very quick CurbStompBattle in which Alain didn't lose a single Pokémon]].
%%* PlayingWithFire: His starter is Charmander (which later evolved into Charmeleon [[spoiler:and eventually Charizard]]).
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Charizard can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard Y.]]
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Clemont, as both are the [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] of their respective groups.
* ThreeAmigos: With Tierno and Shauna, being one of two guys.
* TransformationTrinket: [[spoiler:His Charizard owns a Charizardite Y that's kept in a tail bracelet while Trevor has a Key Stone held in his camera.]]

!!'''Sawyer (Shota)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOhtani
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Robby Duncan Sharpe
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Siller

A novice Pokémon trainer from Hoenn who writes down his battle experience in a note journal. Like Ash and Tierno, Sawyer is collecting badges to enter the Lumiose Conference.
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* TheApprentice: While a rival of Ash, since Sawyer is also a rookie, he looks to Ash as his unofficial mentor. The opening in which he debuted even had Sawyer [[RuleOfSymbolism literally following in Ash's footsteps]].
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, he's become Steven's assistant]].
* BadassCrew: His team consists of three powerful Hoenn Pokémon and three powerful Kalos Pokémon: his ace Mega Sceptile, his pseudo-Legendary Salamence, his StoneWall Slaking, his LightningBruiser Clawitzer, his GlassCannon[=/=]StoneWall Aegislash and his LongRangeFighter Slurpuff.
* BewareMyStingerTail: As Mega Sceptile, Leaf Storm has the added effect of firing its sharp, pointed tail at the foe.
* ChekhovsGunman: He first appeared in [=XY064=] losing to Clemont. His proper introduction is 9 episodes later.
* CryCute:
** [[spoiler:For a brief moment, he tears up when he sees Ash-Greninja launching a devastating, match-ending blow on Mega Sceptile, putting Sawyer out of the league. He is grateful for the match, though. Then he does it again during his video study session, feeling frustrated he couldn't make it to the end]].
** And again while he's reviewing the matches through videos, especially the one where [[spoiler:he lost to Ash]].
* CurbStompBattle: In his early appearances, he doesn't win a single battle, let alone actually knock out an opponent's Pokémon. He apparently has gotten a lot more competent thanks to Ash's advice, but still gets creamed when they face off during [=XY105=]. In said episode, his Sceptile actually manages to match Greninja and even gains the upper hand using Leaf Storm, but gets beaten in one hit once Greninja transforms. Now the problem is how his other Pokémon can't size up to Ash's.
* CurbStompCushion: [[spoiler:Mega Sceptile's battle against Ash-Greninja is this. Though it eventually loses, it manages to corner Ash-Greninja with Frenzy Plant and is capable of fighting it in close range with Leaf Blade, even landing a hit with Leaf Storm despite Ash-Greninja's speed. It gets hit with an Aerial Ace combo (super-effective) and remains standing. It takes a giant Water Shuriken from Ash-Greninja to finally bring Mega Sceptile down.]]
* DoubleKnockOut: [[spoiler:His Salamence and Slurpuff tie with Noivern and Goodra, respectively.]]
* {{Expy}}: He has some similarities with Wally from ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' as a green-haired beginner Trainer from Hoenn that looks up to the main character for inspiration, although Sawyer is not frail and sickly. They also eventually become strong enough to wield Mega Evolution near the end and become a WorthyOpponent to the main character.
* GlassCannon: His Aegislash is very strong, but also very vulnerable in its Blade Forme.
* GracefulLoser: Despite frequently losing, he treats every defeat as a learning experience. [[spoiler:He is right out proud when Ash defeats him in the semi-finals whom Sawyer admires so much.]]
* GreenThumb: His starter is Treecko, a Grass-Type Pokémon which he fully evolves into Sceptile and eventually into Mega Sceptile.
* InformedAttribute: ''Pokéfan'' calls him "the intelligent trainer", when in truth he has never shown any degree of high intelligence. He does, however, show great eagerness to learn and even keeps a notebook of his travels. He was also able to figure out Greninja's fighting style and the best way to combat it.
* JackOfAllTrades: His Sceptile has close-ranged and long-ranged moves, giving trouble to {{Close Range Combatant}}s with its long-ranged moves and it can defend itself with close-ranged moves from said combatants. Mega Sceptile's Lightning Rod ability makes him also great against Electric-Type moves.
* LargeHam: Mega Sceptile has a much more aggressive and an even more animal-like voice than its base form, making its battles even more intense. It also adds more to its new Dragon-Type.
* LightningBruiser:
** His Clawitzer can move very fast with Aqua Jet, it is very strong and it can take several Electric-Type attacks before it faints.
** His Aegislash combines both, GlassCannon and StoneWall, to be this trope and it is also very fast. However, it can be only one of them at one time.
* LongRangeFighter: His Slurpuff's offensive attacks are all long-ranged. His Clawitzer averts this trope, due to its powerful and fast Aqua Jet, giving it a close-range/mid-range option.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: He improves remarkably offscreen. Sawyer was introduced with just one badge and almost no skill in battles. Roughly 20 episodes later, he's caught stronger Pokémon and has collected ''six'' badges (the same amount Ash had when he met him, even) in that time. The universe just keeps giving him tools of destruction out of nowhere when he eventually manages to evolve his Sceptile and collect the items to make it Mega Evolve. He even gathers eight Gym Badges before Ash does.
* MeaningfulName: Scottie clearly references the European Scotland setting to allude the European-like setting Kalos. However, his name saw a revision as Sawyer surely because he moved from Hoenn, a not-European-like setting.
* MythologyGag: Never seen without a notebook where he keeps jotting down notes. Writing on notebooks is how saving game progress is depicted in ''[=OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire=]''.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Ash-Greninja's about to unleash his giant Water Shuriken, Sawyer realizes he is done for, and was panicking when he commands Sceptile to use Leaf Storm. His face tells everything.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Owns a Dragon-type, Bagon, which fully evolves into Salamence. Also, Sceptile gains the Dragon-Type after Mega Evolving.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Fairy-type, Slurpuff.
* PlayingWithFire: Two of his Pokémon know Fire-Type moves. Bagon had Fire Fang, then Incinerate once it evolved into Salamence. His Slurpuff knows Flamethrower.
* ProductPlacement: It becomes clear that Sawyer exists to promote ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', but at the same time, he's very late in promoting it. Half of Sawyer's team consists of Pokémon from the Hoenn generation having the Hoenn grass-starter which can Mega-evolve (a Mega-evolution that was added in the ''Ruby and Sapphire'' remakes), a Slaking, as well as said region's pseudo-legendary dragon, Salamence.
* TheRival:
** To Ash as another Pokémon trainer collecting badges for the Lumiose Conference. He initially looks up to Ash and Sawyer dedicated himself to become stronger to eventually surpass his idol. As a result, Sawyer has grown so much that he becomes one of Ash's two main rivals in the Kalos League.
** After evolving into Grovyle, it has become a rival to Ash's Frogadier, and they grinned at each other whenever they met. Their relationship has continued as this even after their final evolution, although with less grinning.
* SpoilerOpening: The Opening to XY&Z revealed that Sawyer's Sceptile would gain the ability to Mega Evolve.
* StoneWall: His Slaking is mostly focused on stalling. It takes hits like nothing and can heal itself. However, it barely moves or attacks, and it only counterattacks the opponent at the right moment.
* SuddenNameChange: Was previously called Scottie in his small debut episode, though the writers easily made the change due to never referring to Sawyer as his previous name in the episode.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Sceptile can Mega-evolve by the league.]]
* SweetTooth: Has said that he loves sweets when presented with Serena's desserts and Lumiose Galettes.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** [[spoiler:He finally manages to defeat Ash during their third battle. While his Doublade still lost to Ash's Noivern, his newly aqcuired Clawitzer took down ''both'' Noivern and Hawlucha before losing to Greninja, and Sceptile managed to defeat Greninja largely because Ash was forcing the transformation too much instead of letting it happen naturally.]]
** [[spoiler:Having made it all the way to the Kalos League semi-finals and giving Ash a very challenging full 6v6 battle that Sawyer narrowly lost, compared to how Ash did his first time around in the Indigo League, he sure has taken in several levels of it.]]
* TrainingFromHell: He mentioned that he worked ''very'' hard to catch up to Ash, and eventually the results show as [[spoiler:he collects eight badges before Ash does ''and'' defeats Ash in a 3-on-3 match]].
* TransformationTrinket: At the Lumiose Conference, his signature notebook's bookmark is equipped with a Key Stone while his Sceptile has a Sceptilite clipped onto a green scarf around its neck.
%%* UseYourHead: Bagon's Headbutt.
* WartsAndAll: Downplayed. After Ash loses to Wulfric, Sawyer leaves the team, silently concerned his idol has fallen behind him. However, he's confident that Ash will bounce back in time for the Kalos League.
* WhenTreesAttack: Sceptile knows the ultimate Grass-Type attack, Frenzy Plant, a mass of gigantic roots that swamp the opponent in all directions.
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:Despite Frenzy Plant being the most powerful Grass-Type attack and earlier having defeated Tierno's Blastoise and Ash's Pikachu, Sceptile's Frenzy Plant never hits Greninja.]]
* WorthyOpponent: What Sawyer and his Sceptile proves to be when facing Ash and his Greninja in the semi-finals. Even after losing, he was happy for Ash and vows to get stronger and one day surpass him.

!!'''Alain'''
--> See Mega Evolution Special section.

!'''Serena's Rivals:'''

!!'''Shauna (Sana)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yurie Kobori
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jo Armeniox
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Adriana Núñez

A young and outgoing Pokémon trainer who loves [=PokéVision=] videos. She becomes acquainted to Ash and co. at Sycamore's summer camp.
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* BadassAdorable: Unlike her friends, who fully evolve their starters, her Bulbasaur stops evolving at Ivysaur, presumably because the massive Venusaur wouldn't be as useful in Showcases.
* GenkiGirl: Every bit as excitable as her game counterpart.
* GracefulLoser: She cries a little when she's unable to go to the final round of the final showcase, but she encourages Serena to go for the gold.
* GreenThumb: Her starter is Bulbasaur/Ivysaur, a Grass-Type.
* InstantExpert: Despite being a rookie performer, she catches on to it with relative ease, even winning her first showcase.
* TheRival: To Ash's group at summer camp, but especially to Serena, who also has an interest in [=PokéVision=].
* ShipperOnDeck: Like Miette, Shauna teases Serena about her crush on Ash.
* ThreeAmigos: With Trevor and Tierno, with her being the girl.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Serena's girly girl.

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!!'''Aria (Elle)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lindsay Sheppard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Circe Luna (season 17), Nycolle González (season 18)

A famous Pokémon Performer. Aria is the current Kalos Queen.
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* TheAce: She is the undisputed best Pokémon Performer in all of Kalos.
* ClarkKenting: Add glasses, put on a hat, and you got Ariana (Elena).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair with red eyes.
* FamedInStory: She is the crowned Kalos Queen that every other Pokémon Performer strives to achieve. [[spoiler:She still gets to keep it for much longer after the Master Class Showcase is over]].
* HairDecorations: Her performance dress comes with a blue hair bow.
* OperaGloves: Her performance dress comes with long white gloves.
* PimpedOutDress: Her primary dress when seen as the Kalos Queen is odd to say the very least. Somehow combining a neck-tie with a matching thigh-high ZettaiRyouiki, white OperaGloves, and FrillsOfJustice.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she easily gets to keep her Kalos Queen title for even longer after getting almost ''double'' the amount of votes Serena had at the Master Class Showcase]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her performance dress includes long blue socks that go up to her thighs.

!!'''Miette (Millefeui)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Saori Hayashi [=(XY026)=], Creator/KeiShindou [=(XY080 and beyond)=]
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Maggie [=McDowell=]
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betsabé Jara

A Pokémon Performer knowledgeable in cooking Poké Puffs. She develops a crush on Ash, becoming a rival to Serena.
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* ArcWelding: Introduced as a rival to Serena for a couple of things (baking, Ash). Later, Showcases are introduced and Serena focuses her attention on the competition, so when Miette returns, she has conveniently the same goal in mind, keeping their rivalry fresh.
* AscendedExtra: Was a OneShotCharacter in an early ''XY'' episode, but makes a return about 50 episodes later.
* ChekhovsGun: When Serena runs afoul of some wild Swirlix, it was Miette who realized that they were disturbed by something. She immediately points out that the reason she knows their behavior is because her signature Pokémon, Slurpuff, is Swirlix's evolved form.
* CookingDuel: Serena and her enter a Poké Puff Contest in order to find out who makes better Poké Puffs.
* TheGadfly: Plays this role to Serena with glee. She's fond of popping up behind her out of nowhere to startle her, and using her crush on Ash against her by implying that she'll steal him away from her. It's pretty clear that her actual interest in Ash (if any) is nowhere near as genuine as Serena's, she just likes seeing her flustered.
* GracefulLoser: She nearly breaks in tears for not making it to the semifinals, but she's able to compose herself and cheer on Serena's progress.
* ItAmusedMe: Possibly one of the reasons why she teases Serena on her feelings on Ash, just to see her get comically flustered over them.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She seems to enjoy sneaking up behind Serena and getting startling close to her when making sly remarks about Ash, particularly at the end of the Dendemille Showcase. She also clings onto Ash's arm during the dance episode after he accepts to be her partner, much to Serena's annoyance. Ash is uncomfortable a bit with the closeness, but is too kind to not tell her to get off.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Slurpuff.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. Miette did well enough to score third place in the Dendemille Showcase she competed in against Serena. She pretends to be a ''romantic'' rival as well, to Serena's chagrin.
* RunningGag: Practically every time she makes an appearance in an episode, her first order of business is to tease Serena on her feelings while putting the moves on Ash right in front of her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Immediately catches on to Serena's crush on Ash, and teases her about it just to get on her nerves. It's implied (and ultimately confirmed when the group splits up after the Master Class Showcase) that she's doing it at least partially to push Serena to act on her feelings.
* SupremeChef: A Poké Puff cook.
* TheTease: Miette whispers to Serena that she might take Ash for herself if Serena doesn't make her move; causing Serena to blush.
* TryingNotToCry: Before congratulating Serena on her win of the first round of the Master Class Showcase, she cries due to having lost to her at that round. Even after wiping her tears, the poor girl still breaks down a bit in front of Serena.

!!'''Nini (Nene)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motoko Kumai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jenny Emm
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Georgina "Gina" Sánchez

A rookie Pokémon Performer who trains her Pokémon to follow a dance routine she calls "Heartbreak."
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Her Smoochum is attracted to Serena's Pancham, who wants nothing to do with her.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle, which comes with [[HairDecorations two tiny red hair-ties]].
* GracefulLoser: She takes her early loss in the Anistar Showcase well, and wishes Serena luck for the performance portion.
* NiceHat: Wears a tiny red hat with a pink ribbon band.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. The two meet each other in [=XY050=], and decide to show off their performances to one another for critique. In episode [=XY091=], they compete against one another in the Anistar Showcase.
* ShipperOnDeck: She (like the rest of Serena's rivals) is very much aware of Serena's feelings for Ash and joins in teasing her about it when she meets her in the Master Class.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In the dub, once she appears in Serena's second performance, she ''nearly'' borders on being the {{Jerkass}} rival to Serena if it hadn't been for her being a GracefulLoser and Serena (and Shauna) being too nice to her egotistical boasts.
* TryingNotToCry: While still out on stage for the results, she holds her head down, though unable to hold back tears, after losing to Jessie at first round of the Master Class Showcase.
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[[folder:Kalos League]]

!!'''Diantha (Carnet)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Vanessa Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Analiz Sánchez

The Kalos League Champion, and a famous movie star.
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* TheAce: She's both the champion, and a famous actress.
* AscendedExtra: Diantha stands out as the first and only champion in the video game series that doesn't get too much involvement in the plot, let alone the Team Flare story. In the anime, she openly investigates the upcoming crisis in Kalos (first by consulting with Olympia, then trying to find Ash and friends when she finds out they have a role to play). During the crisis itself, she helps in evacuating citizens fleeing Lumiose City, protecting them from Z-2's rampage, and in the finale of the storyline, rallies the Gym Leaders in order to help stop Team Flare's Megalith.
* BackToBackBadasses: During the Team Flare Arc with Champion from the Hoenn Region Steven Stone when buying Ash and Alain time to [[spoiler:rescue Mairin's Chespin from the Megalith.]]
* TheCameo: She and (Mega) Gardevoir make a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'' where they curb-stomp Wikstrom and his Mega Scizor with a single Moon Blast.
* ClarkKenting: This is lampshaded in the second XY opening, which shows Serena fawning over a poster of the actress as an [[PaperThinDisguise incognito]] Diantha passes her.
* CurbStompBattle: As fitting for the Champion, Diantha hands them out like candy and doesn't need to use Mega Evolution most of the time. [[spoiler:The first time she actually has to put effort into fighting an opponent is against a ''completed'' Ash-Greninja Form, and even then Ash and Greninja pass out from the PowerStrainBlackout from fighting her.]]
* FamedInStory: She's a famous actress as well as the most powerful trainer in Kalos. She actually has to resort to ClarkKenting in public situations.
* FinishingMove: Gardevoir tends to end battles with Moon Blast.
* FlashStep: How Gardevoir evades attacks. She flash-steps out of reach of the opponent because she is in sync with Diantha.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of the Summer Camp sub-arc, when the camera moves through the camp's Hall of Fame, you can see a photo of a young Diantha and her Ralts with two friends and their Pokémon.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Gardevoir's secondary type. Her Moon Blast might be her most powerful move.
* LadyOfWar: She and Gardevoir always battle with grace.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: While the games make a [[CaptainObviousReveal half-hearted attempt]] to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion, she's first introduced as such in the anime.
* NonchalantDodge: Given many experienced Pokémon can already handily dodge attacks in the anime, Gardevoir spams FlashStep versions of these like crazy. It was considered a feat that Greninja was able to land a single attack on her at first.
* OhCrap: Gives a few of these when she realizes [[LetsGetDangerous that getting serious]] with Ash-Greninja is now ''too little too late''. The battle was not going well for her, until they had their PowerStrainBlackout. This leaves her to ponder afterwards what this new evolution is.
* PrimAndProperBun: Diantha's hairstyle, which alludes to her refined, mature personality.
* PsychicPowers: Gardevoir's primary type, but she doesn't use Psychic-Type moves a lot.
* SignatureMove: Gardevoir uses Shadow Ball ''a lot''.
* SupportingLeader: Leads the charge of the Kalos Leaders against the Megalith, but ultimately places the duty of saving the whole world upon Ash and Alain.
* SuperMode: Diantha's Gardevoir can Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long and flowy white gown, like her Gardevoir.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As the Champion, she's ''the'' most skilled trainer in the Kalos region. [[spoiler:And while she may be as strong as that description entails, she is also the first Champion whom Ash managed to give a hard time , because of his and Greninja's unique power.]]

!! '''Siebold (Zumi)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Water-types. He is introduced in the first Mega Evolution special.
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* ChefOfIron: He is a Top-class chef in addition to being a member of the Elite Four.
* CurbStompCushion: Alain's Charizard manages to get a few good hits in and endure several as well, but in the end Siebold wins without too much trouble.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He defeats Alain and his Mega Charizard X with his powerful Mega Blastoise while using Water-Type and Dragon-Type attacks, establishing how powerful he is as an Elite Four member. And he doesn't look down on Alain, despite the type disadvantage.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair and is a very sportsman-like person; after defeating Alain, he congratulates him on putting up a good fight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't Mega Evolve his Blastoise from the start, holding his own against Mega Charizard X with just his regular Blastoise. He then Mega Evolves it to show off how powerful it really is.
* KiAttacks: Mega Blastoise's Mega Launcher boosts Pulse attacks such as Dragon Pulse.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water-Types and is very proud of his Water-Type team.
* MoreDakka: His Blastoise develops a third cannon when it Mega Evolves.
* ManInWhite: Dresses in white clothes, it probably relates to his profession as a chef.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key Stone and Blastoisinite.
* UseYourHead: His Blastoise knows Skull Bash and hits Mega Charizard X on the stomach.

!!'''Wikstrom (Gampi)'''

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Steel-types. He only makes a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', the 17th movie.
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* TheCameo: In ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', he appears in the final section of the prologue along with Diantha. He doesn't get a close-up, though.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His only shown Pokémon is (Mega) Scizor, a Bug-Type Pokémon around the size of a human that has pincers for hands.
* CurbStompBattle: His entire battle with Diantha during their cameo consists of her Mega Gardevoir dodging his Mega Scizor's Shadow Claw and then getting one-shotted by a Moon Blast.
* ExtraOreDinary: Wikstrom is a Steel-Type specialist.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Wikstrom wears an armor because he is a knight.
* PowerPincers: His Mega Scizor has large pincers that can also be described as brutal-looking [[ShearMenace scissors]].
* SoulPower: His Mega Scizor's only shown move is the Ghost-Type move called Shadow Claw, which normally is super effective against Psychic-Types like Mega Gardevoir, but it doesn't hit at all.
* SuperMode: His Scizor can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor and is only shown in that form.
* TheWorfEffect: Being a Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon, Mega Scizor should have the advantage over Mega Gardevoir with its Steel-typing and its Steel- and Ghost-Type moves, but Mega Gardevoir isn't the Champion's ace for show, as it easily defeats Mega Scizor with [[ScissorsCutsRock Moon Blast]].
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[[folder: Malva (Pachira)]]
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Fire-types. [[TokenEvilTeammate There's more to her]] than being just one of the Kalos League's top Pokémon trainers.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the games, she despises the Player Character for defeating Team Flare and seems to have been aware of [[FantasticNuke what]] they were planning. In the anime, she ends up siding with Ash and Alain against Lysandre because she is disgusted by his true plans.]]
* TheAce: She is the final trainer Alain faces in his challenge, and she is easily stronger than the 9 trainers preceding her. Her Houndoom holds the upper hand for most of the battle against Alain's Charizard. As a member of the Elite Four, she may very well be the strongest trainer in Team Flare.
* TheAtoner: Even after helping defeat Lysandre and stopping the Megalith, Malva nonchalantly tells Steven that she'll be taking care of the rest of the Team Flare dissidents, after that of which she'll turn herself over to the authorities.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is close acquaintance of Lysandre, which puts her pretty high in Team Flare Rankings, and she is an Elite Four member to boot. Aside from Lysandre, she is also the only member capable of Mega Evolving her Pokémon.
* BadBoss: PlayedForLaughs. She is very demanding of her Camera crew, who happen to be [[ButtMonkey Team Rocket]] in disguise.
* CoolShades: She wears a pair of transparent violet shades.
* CastingAShadow: Her Houndoom's secondary type, hinting her affiliation with Team Flare who have a preference over Dark-types.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up in the penultimate episode of XY, as a news reporter.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed, but she half-jokingly calls out Lysandre on being a bad influence towards Alain.
** She was completely shocked when Team Flare showed up after the Kalos League and have Z-2 rampage across Lumiose City. [[spoiler:And she ultimately sides with the heroes, even [[BigDamnHeroes saving]] Pikachu, Greninja and Charizard when she and Mega Houndoom show up to aid Ash and Alain against Lysandre.]]
* FinalBoss: Is Alain's final opponent in the 10-man gauntlet during the fourth Mega Evolution special.
* GraceFulLoser: After losing, she teasingly claims that she despises Alain for defeating her before saying that he really is remarkable.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She turns against Lysandre and joins Ash and Alain in their battle against him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Defied. Although Malva was not fully aware of Lysandre's true plan, performed a HeelFaceTurn and ultimately helped save the world from destruction, she does not use any of them to escape punishment for being part of Team Flare. In fact, she states she'll turn herself to the authorities after disbanding Team Flare for good. Given all the above, however, it's unlikely she'll suffer any serious consequences.]]
* NoSell: Base Houndoom has Flash Fire as its ability, allowing it to absorb Fire-Type attacks. Key word being BASE Houndoom, as it loses this ability upon Mega Evolving, which ironically allows Charizard to knock it out with Blast Burn.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite her allegiance to Team Flare, Malva really didn't do anything in the organization's name; the only time we see her do anything on Lysandre's behalf was as a volunteer in the ten-man gauntlet Lysandre puts Alain through. She would probably fit for OrcusOnHisThrone, but she spends half her time onscreen as a reporter, and the other half going up ''against'' Team Flare.
* PlayingWithFire: She specializes in Fire-types.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In true Team Flare fashion.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key stone and Houndoominite.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being an Elite Four member, she is allied with Team Flare. [[spoiler: Eventually [[TokenGoodTeammate inverted]], as she is the only member of Team Flare ''not'' to be evil...or at the very least, [[EvenEvilHasStandards less evil than the rest.]]]]
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!!'''Diantha (Carnet)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Vanessa Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Analiz Sánchez

The Kalos League Champion, and a famous movie star.
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* TheAce: She's both the champion, and a famous actress.
* AscendedExtra: Diantha stands out as the first and only champion in the video game series that doesn't get too much involvement in the plot, let alone the Team Flare story. In the anime, she openly investigates the upcoming crisis in Kalos (first by consulting with Olympia, then trying to find Ash and friends when she finds out they have a role to play). During the crisis itself, she helps in evacuating citizens fleeing Lumiose City, protecting them from Z-2's rampage, and in the finale of the storyline, rallies the Gym Leaders in order to help stop Team Flare's Megalith.
* BackToBackBadasses: During the Team Flare Arc with Champion from the Hoenn Region Steven Stone when buying Ash and Alain time to [[spoiler:rescue Mairin's Chespin from the Megalith.]]
* TheCameo: She and (Mega) Gardevoir make a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'' where they curb-stomp Wikstrom and his Mega Scizor with a single Moon Blast.
* ClarkKenting: This is lampshaded in the second XY opening, which shows Serena fawning over a poster of the actress as an [[PaperThinDisguise incognito]] Diantha passes her.
* CurbStompBattle: As fitting for the Champion, Diantha hands them out like candy and doesn't need to use Mega Evolution most of the time. [[spoiler:The first time she actually has to put effort into fighting an opponent is against a ''completed'' Ash-Greninja Form, and even then Ash and Greninja pass out from the PowerStrainBlackout from fighting her.]]
* FamedInStory: She's a famous actress as well as the most powerful trainer in Kalos. She actually has to resort to ClarkKenting in public situations.
* FinishingMove: Gardevoir tends to end battles with Moon Blast.
* FlashStep: How Gardevoir evades attacks. She flash-steps out of reach of the opponent because she is in sync with Diantha.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of the Summer Camp sub-arc, when the camera moves through the camp's Hall of Fame, you can see a photo of a young Diantha and her Ralts with two friends and their Pokémon.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Gardevoir's secondary type. Her Moon Blast might be her most powerful move.
* LadyOfWar: She and Gardevoir always battle with grace.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: While the games make a [[CaptainObviousReveal half-hearted attempt]] to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion, she's first introduced as such in the anime.
* NonchalantDodge: Given many experienced Pokémon can already handily dodge attacks in the anime, Gardevoir spams FlashStep versions of these like crazy. It was considered a feat that Greninja was able to land a single attack on her at first.
* OhCrap: Gives a few of these when she realizes [[LetsGetDangerous that getting serious]] with Ash-Greninja is now ''too little too late''. The battle was not going well for her, until they had their PowerStrainBlackout. This leaves her to ponder afterwards what this new evolution is.
* PrimAndProperBun: Diantha's hairstyle, which alludes to her refined, mature personality.
* PsychicPowers: Gardevoir's primary type, but she doesn't use Psychic-Type moves a lot.
* SignatureMove: Gardevoir uses Shadow Ball ''a lot''.
* SupportingLeader: Leads the charge of the Kalos Leaders against the Megalith, but ultimately places the duty of saving the whole world upon Ash and Alain.
* SuperMode: Diantha's Gardevoir can Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long and flowy white gown, like her Gardevoir.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As the Champion, she's ''the'' most skilled trainer in the Kalos region. [[spoiler:And while she may be as strong as that description entails, she is also the first Champion whom Ash managed to give a hard time , because of his and Greninja's unique power.]]

!! '''Siebold (Zumi)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Water-types. He is introduced in the first Mega Evolution special.
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* ChefOfIron: He is a Top-class chef in addition to being a member of the Elite Four.
* CurbStompCushion: Alain's Charizard manages to get a few good hits in and endure several as well, but in the end Siebold wins without too much trouble.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He defeats Alain and his Mega Charizard X with his powerful Mega Blastoise while using Water-Type and Dragon-Type attacks, establishing how powerful he is as an Elite Four member. And he doesn't look down on Alain, despite the type disadvantage.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair and is a very sportsman-like person; after defeating Alain, he congratulates him on putting up a good fight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't Mega Evolve his Blastoise from the start, holding his own against Mega Charizard X with just his regular Blastoise. He then Mega Evolves it to show off how powerful it really is.
* KiAttacks: Mega Blastoise's Mega Launcher boosts Pulse attacks such as Dragon Pulse.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water-Types and is very proud of his Water-Type team.
* MoreDakka: His Blastoise develops a third cannon when it Mega Evolves.
* ManInWhite: Dresses in white clothes, it probably relates to his profession as a chef.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key Stone and Blastoisinite.
* UseYourHead: His Blastoise knows Skull Bash and hits Mega Charizard X on the stomach.

!!'''Wikstrom (Gampi)'''

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Steel-types. He only makes a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', the 17th movie.
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* TheCameo: In ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', he appears in the final section of the prologue along with Diantha. He doesn't get a close-up, though.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His only shown Pokémon is (Mega) Scizor, a Bug-Type Pokémon around the size of a human that has pincers for hands.
* CurbStompBattle: His entire battle with Diantha during their cameo consists of her Mega Gardevoir dodging his Mega Scizor's Shadow Claw and then getting one-shotted by a Moon Blast.
* ExtraOreDinary: Wikstrom is a Steel-Type specialist.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Wikstrom wears an armor because he is a knight.
* PowerPincers: His Mega Scizor has large pincers that can also be described as brutal-looking [[ShearMenace scissors]].
* SoulPower: His Mega Scizor's only shown move is the Ghost-Type move called Shadow Claw, which normally is super effective against Psychic-Types like Mega Gardevoir, but it doesn't hit at all.
* SuperMode: His Scizor can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor and is only shown in that form.
* TheWorfEffect: Being a Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon, Mega Scizor should have the advantage over Mega Gardevoir with its Steel-typing and its Steel- and Ghost-Type moves, but Mega Gardevoir isn't the Champion's ace for show, as it easily defeats Mega Scizor with [[ScissorsCutsRock Moon Blast]].
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[[folder: Malva (Pachira)]]
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Fire-types. [[TokenEvilTeammate There's more to her]] than being just one of the Kalos League's top Pokémon trainers.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the games, she despises the Player Character for defeating Team Flare and seems to have been aware of [[FantasticNuke what]] they were planning. In the anime, she ends up siding with Ash and Alain against Lysandre because she is disgusted by his true plans.]]
* TheAce: She is the final trainer Alain faces in his challenge, and she is easily stronger than the 9 trainers preceding her. Her Houndoom holds the upper hand for most of the battle against Alain's Charizard. As a member of the Elite Four, she may very well be the strongest trainer in Team Flare.
* TheAtoner: Even after helping defeat Lysandre and stopping the Megalith, Malva nonchalantly tells Steven that she'll be taking care of the rest of the Team Flare dissidents, after that of which she'll turn herself over to the authorities.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is close acquaintance of Lysandre, which puts her pretty high in Team Flare Rankings, and she is an Elite Four member to boot. Aside from Lysandre, she is also the only member capable of Mega Evolving her Pokémon.
* BadBoss: PlayedForLaughs. She is very demanding of her Camera crew, who happen to be [[ButtMonkey Team Rocket]] in disguise.
* CoolShades: She wears a pair of transparent violet shades.
* CastingAShadow: Her Houndoom's secondary type, hinting her affiliation with Team Flare who have a preference over Dark-types.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up in the penultimate episode of XY, as a news reporter.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed, but she half-jokingly calls out Lysandre on being a bad influence towards Alain.
** She was completely shocked when Team Flare showed up after the Kalos League and have Z-2 rampage across Lumiose City. [[spoiler:And she ultimately sides with the heroes, even [[BigDamnHeroes saving]] Pikachu, Greninja and Charizard when she and Mega Houndoom show up to aid Ash and Alain against Lysandre.]]
* FinalBoss: Is Alain's final opponent in the 10-man gauntlet during the fourth Mega Evolution special.
* GraceFulLoser: After losing, she teasingly claims that she despises Alain for defeating her before saying that he really is remarkable.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She turns against Lysandre and joins Ash and Alain in their battle against him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Defied. Although Malva was not fully aware of Lysandre's true plan, performed a HeelFaceTurn and ultimately helped save the world from destruction, she does not use any of them to escape punishment for being part of Team Flare. In fact, she states she'll turn herself to the authorities after disbanding Team Flare for good. Given all the above, however, it's unlikely she'll suffer any serious consequences.]]
* NoSell: Base Houndoom has Flash Fire as its ability, allowing it to absorb Fire-Type attacks. Key word being BASE Houndoom, as it loses this ability upon Mega Evolving, which ironically allows Charizard to knock it out with Blast Burn.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite her allegiance to Team Flare, Malva really didn't do anything in the organization's name; the only time we see her do anything on Lysandre's behalf was as a volunteer in the ten-man gauntlet Lysandre puts Alain through. She would probably fit for OrcusOnHisThrone, but she spends half her time onscreen as a reporter, and the other half going up ''against'' Team Flare.
* PlayingWithFire: She specializes in Fire-types.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In true Team Flare fashion.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key stone and Houndoominite.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being an Elite Four member, she is allied with Team Flare. [[spoiler: Eventually [[TokenGoodTeammate inverted]], as she is the only member of Team Flare ''not'' to be evil...or at the very least, [[EvenEvilHasStandards less evil than the rest.]]]]
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[[folder:Team Flare]]
!!'''All of Them'''
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The regional evil organization of Kalos who are the ArcVillain of the XY&Z saga. Unlike the games where their plan revolves around Xerneas or Yveltal, the anime variation has their plan centered on Zygarde.
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* CoolShades: All of the grunts and scientists wear a pair of shades. The female scientists' ones in particular can more accurately be described as an advanced visor. Lysandre usually goes without them, but he dons one for the final battle.
* CrazyPrepared: They actually bother to send a pursuit squad after Ash and Co. when they notice their connection to the Zygarde Core, and when it seems the Core has left them they recall the unit in order to look for it in the zone where it was last traced. This ends up being a mistake, but it's an efficient train of thought.
* DarkIsEvil: They seem to have a preference for Dark-Types.
* EliteMooks: The Team Flare scientists use powerful, evolved Pokémon like Manectric and Liepard and are more likely to engage the protagonists on-on-one.
* EvilerThanThou: Downplayed. While Team Rocket are slowly proving worthier competition than they had assumed, Team Flare are still the more serious, powerful and cold blooded group.
* KnightOfCerebus: Their introduction marks a whole new level of [[DarkerAndEdgier darkness]] that the anime rarely sees. They also go further than any villains before them, wanting the destruction of the world itself.
* MindControlDevice: They use Mega Evolution energy to corrupt and control Pokémon. This works on Zygarde, but Ash and Greninja's bond is too strong to overcome.
* {{Mooks}}: The standard Team Flare Grunts only use unevolved Pokémon like Skorupi and Houndour.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: They are led by a manipulative mastermind and and their long-term intentions are kept secret. They also have a Legal front in the form of Lysandre Labs.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Their superweapon harnesses the power of Zygarde. The effects of the weapon on the island Team Flare is performing experiments from is staggering, in spite of using only ''10'' Zygarde cells. When they unleash the complete version, it can destroy a city as a warmup.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Their red wardrobe and dark-coloured Pokémon are a good indicator of their alignment.
* SmugSnake: With the exception of their Leader and Malva, all of its members are in way over their head when facing the likes of Zygarde or, later on, Ash-Greninja. Even against Team Rocket, they totally underestimate their VillainousValor.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: When they take notice of the groups' connection with the Zygarde core, and their desire to protect it, they start actively monitoring them.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: All of them, Lysandre in particular, are a darker and more formidable threat than anything else in the ''XY'' series.
* ZettaiRyouiki: The female scientists have all Type A.

!!'''Lysandre (Fleur-de-lis)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hideaki Tezuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' H.D. Quinn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis

The leader of Team Flare.
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, he is a powerful trainer but still falls behind Malva and the rest of the Elite Four, level-wise. Here? He faces down Malva, Ash and Alain ''at the same time''.
* AdaptationDyeJob: His Gyarados is Shiny in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: He genuinely likes his own Pokémon and is capable of Mega Evolution, which only trainers with a close bond to their Pokémon can achieve. He is also a close acquantaince of Malva, doesn't seem to be a bad boss, and appears to legitimately appreciate Alain.
* ArcVillain: Of the XY&Z saga, as the leader of Team Flare.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from Malva, he is the only one in the organisation capable of Mega Evolving his Pokémon. His Pyroar is strong enough to force Alain's Charizard and Steven's Metagross to dodge its attacks, and Mega Gyarados takes on seven Pokémon and faints four before Pikachu finally knocks it down.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Has shades of this, as he himself believes he hasn't lied to Alain at all. Turns out he doesn't believe he is lying.
* BigBad: Of the ''XY'' series as a whole, showing up as early as the end of the first Mega Evolution special, then appearing in all the rest of them before moving on to be the ArcVillain of ''XY&Z''.
* BrutalHonesty: In spite of presenting himself as a warm, fatherly figure he does make it perfectly clear to Alain that he has no time for weaklings.
* TheChessmaster: He successfully manipulates the Hoenn Champion Steven and Alain into delivering him a Megalith, leaving them to battle the Legendary Pokémon. When Chespie frees a Zygarde Core, he does suffer a major unforeseen setback, but turns it to his advantage by using Chespie's resulting illness to motivate Alain even further.
* TheCorrupter: Malva teasingly accuses him of being a bad influence on Alain, but he denies this.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: The clash with his Megalith Zygarde is the most climactic, most high-stakes battle of the ''XY'' series.]]
* {{Determinator}}: To his credit, Lysandre will stop at nothing to realize his vision for a better world. In the end, it takes the two Lumiose Cup Finalists, eight Gym Leaders, two Champions, an Elite Four Member, and a regional professor to momentarily stop his plans, about half of them using Mega Evolutions. [[spoiler: And this only slows him down, with Zygarde Complete itself having to step up the plate to stop him once and for all. Even then, Ash and Alain ''have'' to directly attack him and destroy his control device to secure victory. [[DefiantToTheEnd And even as he is seemingly killed, Lysandre still refuses to acknowledge defeat.]]]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: His final scene has him [[spoiler: being engulfed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer, desperately screaming at his now non-funtional Megalith Zygarde to keep moving.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:After all the research Lysandre and his scientists have made, when Zygarde Complete Forme finally stands before him Lysandre calls it out on hiding such a powerful Forme from him.]]
* DishingOutDirt: His Gyarados knows Stone Edge.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After having Z-2 go on a rampage in Lumiose City, Lysandre announces his plans through television to the whole Kalos region. The Kalos gym leaders are among those who saw the broadcast.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:After Team Flare is defeated and Lysandre seemingly kills himself on Prism Tower, the Megalith (which takes the form of a Golem-like 50% Zygarde powered by Mega Evolution energy) awakens and sets off to finish what they started. [[SubvertedTrope However]], it's revealed that Lysandre is still alive, and takes command of the Megalith when the heroes [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle thought they finally took it down]].]]
* FaceHeelTurn: According to Lysandre himself, he and his scientists were genuine philanthropists in the past (giving ground to him as a VillainWithGoodPublicity presently), but the over-reliance of people to Lysandre's charity efforts is what caused Lysandre to go off the deep end.
* FakeArmDisarm: [[spoiler:He takes direct control of the Megalith using a large device attached to his wrist. After Zygarde steps in to fight the Megalith, Ash, Clemont and Alain use their Pokémon to blast the device with a combined attack, knocking it off his arm. It might have hurt his arm, too, given how it's limp after the attack, but for obvious tone reasons there's no other evidence that he was actually injured.]]
* FakingTheDead: When his Gyarados is beaten, he leaps off Prism Tower to his apparent death. Though the characters are convinced, the viewer might recall that his backpack grants flight.
* FantasticNuke: [[spoiler: His back-up scheme is to have the Megalith collide with the Anistar Sundial to release an explosion that will envelop the entire world.]]
* GodzillaThreshold: Unleashing the Rock Zygarde to collide with Sun Dial, only done so because the original plan of using Zygarde to the destroy the world was foiled.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Lysandre is seemingly killed off on-screen when Complete Forme Zygarde uses Core Enforcer upon the Rock Zygarde he's standing on. The Rock Zygarde is completely obliterated and Lysandre is last seen engulfed by the blast. Steven seems to believe that he's still alive, but Malva admits that she has no idea what became of him.]]
* LastVillainStand: By the time he has to personally ensure [[spoiler: that the Megalith Zygarde collides with the Sundial]], he explicitly acknowledges that there is no way he would survive even if he did succeed, but he claims to be more than willing to die for his vision of a better world.
* LightningBruiser: Mega Gyarados is pretty fast despite its size, as shown by its use of Dragon Tail, and is powerful enough to faint [[MightyGlacier Goodra]] in one shot.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has Alain wrapped around his finger and running errands for him under the pretense that he is conducting research for peaceful purposes. Malva actually calls him out on it, but he claims he hasn't lied to Alain at all.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: He tells Alain to keep quiet about Lysandre Lab's research to Professor Sycamore, as evil people would probably cross Sycamore. He also claims he will harness Mega Evolution energy for peaceful purposes. Both are ''technically'' true from his perspective.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Lysandre's broadcast alerted the Kalos Leaders to his plans, and they head to the badlands to help stop the Megalith before it could reach Anistar City's sundial.]]
* OneManArmy: Being outnumbered 1-to-7 is but a minor inconvenience for his Mega Gyarados. [[spoiler: And then there is his [[EldritchAbomination Megalith Zygarde]], which requires what amounts to an Elite Pokémon army ''and'' Perfect Zygarde to stop.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of XY he never took an active role in Team Flare's activities, letting his grunts, Scientists, Admins and [[UnwittingPawn Alain]] do his dirty work. Even during the invasion of Lumiose City, it was the scientists and Z-2 (in 50% Forme) who are wreaking havoc, and Lysandre only stepped up to the plate when [[spoiler:Ash and Alain and their Pokémon decided to team up and face him.]]
* PlayingWithFire: His Pyroar's primary type. His Gyarados also knows Incinerate.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Takes it even further than the rest of his organisation. It's probably the reason for his Mega Gyarados being Shiny as well.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, and a Non-Family example. In the games he is professor Sycamore's former Pupil, but in the anime their meeting in the fourth Mega Evolution special is explicitly the first time they meet.
* RightHandCat: His Pyroar serves as this when it isn't battling.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes struggle breeds strength, as sees Mega Evolution as Pokémon regaining the strength they lost after being domesticated by humans.
* StartOfDarkness: As he explains to Ash and Alain, he used to be a genuinely benevolent businessman who brought aid to those who needed it. He created Team Flare after those he gave aid to were ungrateful and kept demanding more.
* SuperMode: His Shiny Gyarados can Mega Evolve.
* TraitorShot: There's a stark difference on how he is drawn when he is in front of characters like Alain or Ash and when he is shown to be doing his own goals. Compare these two shots in the same episode where [[http://i.imgur.com/2Kxibsl.jpg he is talking to Ash]] and [[http://i.imgur.com/mS3Jy3s.jpg when he is looking at the Tower]] just right after meeting with Ash.
* TransformationTrinket: His ring contains a Key Stone.
* TransformationSequence: Gets a mundane one when getting ready to face Ash and Alain, by merely having his drones and backpack attach to him.
* UncattyResemblance: His hairstyle seems to be modeled after his Pyroar.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He wants to create a utopia, and to that end he plans to use Zygarde to destroy the old world so he'll have room to do it.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: He is intrigued by the power Ash and Greninja share, asking Ash to explain it to him after the tournament.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Pretty much everyone thinks of him as a benevolent guy, not knowing that he's running Team Flare.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: While he gradually loses his patience with the setbacks he suffers, he nonetheless managed to [[CrazyPrepared prepare]] for these in time. Once Zygarde reveals its complete forme and defies Lysandre's world vision, however, he starts angrily screaming that Zygarde is an [[TheGodsMustBeLazy uncaring protector]] who has grown senile. He REALLY hits his breaking point, however, when Ash and Alain destroy his arm gauntlet, preventing him from controlling the Megalith Zygarde and ruining his schemes, as well as turning him into a sitting duck for Zygarde's final attack. He seemingly dies screaming for his Megalith to keep moving.]]
* VisionaryVillain: He has plans for letting the world die, so that it can start over anew without its flaws.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Shiny Gyarados.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He does seem to genuinely want to make a better world. He just has zero faith in humanity to do that on their own.
* WineIsClassy: Whenever he isn't doing day-to-day business, he is shown to relax by a fireplace, drinking a glass of wine.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he was more than willing to let Alain live and "enjoy" his new world, he nonetheless claims to have no further need for Alain the moment the boy opposes him. Ditto with Malva.

!!'''Xerosic'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Tsuguo Mogami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Abe Goldfarb
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Hugo Hidalgo

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. He is the only male of the group.
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* BigBadWannabe: Sets himself up as Team Flare's new leader. His ambitions are dashed in the span of a single episode.
* BrickJoke: The end result of his battle with Clemont has the latter sending sending him falling through a trap door. In the [=PokeTV=] segment at the end of the episode, Xerosic delivers his report with a bandage wrapped around his head.
* TheDragon: He seems to have authority over the other scientists, and he answers only to Lysandre.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: True to his nature in the games, he shows up after Team Flare's defeat, trying to recollect all the Zygarde cells and finish Lysandre's work.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He doesn't get how Ash and co. can be so strong, until Clemont explains that their friendship makes them strong.
* {{Gonk}}: He is not very charming, to say the least. Especially glaring considering the other Team Flare members are rather attractive.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In his last appearance, he wisely runs whenever he's confronted. When he finally is cornered, he's beaten fairly quickly.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He normally has a very serious expression, but tends to get enthusiastic whenever he sees Zygarde release its power. The fact his fellow scientists and their underlings are on the receiving end of that power doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest.
* NonActionGuy: The only scientist not involved in field work. When he does battle Clemont, [[CurbStompBattle he loses pretty quickly.]]
* TheOneGuy: He is the only male scientist, and appears to have authority over the four female scientists.
* PetTheDog: His treatment of Clemont as a WorthyOpponent, showing him respect as a scientist and even wishing they were on the same side.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Defied. [[spoiler:After his plan to collect the Zygarde cells is foiled, he attempts to leap from the plane to avoid capture (seemingly without a parachute, but his dialogue indicates he intends to survive the jump). Clemont grabs him with his Aipom arm before he can get away, and he's handed over to Officer Jenny.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Clemont to be this to him.

!!'''Aliana (Akebi)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Rinko Natsuhi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Theresa Bucheister

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the orange hair.
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* AnimeHair: The only Team Flare scientist to fully avert this, as her hairstyle and hair color are both pretty unremarkable by real-life standards.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having a heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Has a Druddigon.
* TheRival: She and Mable have a rather competitive rivalry, as both aspire to be the most prestigious Team Flare operatives.
* YouAreInCommandNow: A non-lethal variant, but after Mable fails her objective to capture Z-2, Aliana gets put in charge of the operation.
* YouShallNotPass: Tries and fails to prevent Clembot and Clemont from entering the Lumiose Gym during Team Flare's invasion.

!!'''Mable (Momiji)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Sayuri Hara
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Laurie Hymes
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Marisol Romero

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the blue hair.
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* TheRival: With Aliana, as both aspire to be Team Flare's top scientists.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having a heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
* OhCrap: When Zygarde (50%) uses land's Wrath. Both times.
* TheWorfEffect: Her first appearance shows her, her Houndoom, and the grunts serving her getting beaten by a 50%-Zygarde.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has Blue hair, and that's not even getting into her weird, octopus-like haircut. Like the other scientists, her visor matcher her hair color.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket...one scene before the [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.

!!'''Bryony (Bara)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Akane Fujita
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Zoo Zeller

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the green hair.
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* BoundAndGagged: Well, not gagged, but she and Aliana get tied up and left hanging for the police once Clembot defeats them.
* {{Determinator}}: Gets badly hurt in both of her encounters with Squishy, but that doesn't keep her from trying again.
* CombatPragmatism: Both her Liepard and her Bisharp are Dark-Types.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* TheWorfEffect: Her Bisharp gets beaten to show how powerful Squishy's 10%-form is, and her Liepard is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja despite teaming up with Celosia's Manectric.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has green hair and a green visor to boot.

!!'''Celosia (Correa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Karin Nanami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Paquet

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the purple hair.
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* CurbStompCushion: Her Manetric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja, but gets a small hit in to show Ash and Greninja share each other's pain while in the form.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Team Flare is monitoring Ash and Co, she is shown eating a bag of chips.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Manetric is an Electric-Type.
* SmugSnake: She is the most outwardly confident of Team Flare's scientists, but she hasn't achieved anything that backs up said confidence. In the end, she doesn't even get the dignity of being beaten by the protagonists or fighting against a Champion, but gets beaten and taken captive by ''the Team Rocket Trio''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket... one scene before the [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.
* TheWorfEffect: During the battle at Terminus Cave: her Drapion is beaten back by Ash's Noibat to show its increased power. Also, despite teaming up with Bryony's Liepard and a type advantage, her Manectric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja.
* WouldHurtAChild: She orders her Drapion to use Pin Missile on Bonnie.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple hair and a matching purple visor.
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!!'''Viola'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pomo_-_viola_4578.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lori Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrea Orozco

The Bug-type Gym Leader of Santalune City. She's also a professional photographer.

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!!'''Viola'''
League]]

!!'''Diantha (Carnet)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pomo_-_viola_4578.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/6f3000536af0b4beba2ad0968a71f68b.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya
Creator/FumikoOrikasa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lori Vanessa Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrea Orozco

Analiz Sánchez

The Bug-type Gym Leader of Santalune City. She's also Kalos League Champion, and a professional photographer.famous movie star.



* AdaptationalBadass: Viola is ranked as a Marchioness in the Battle Chateau in the games. In the anime, she is ranked a level higher as a Duchess.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Specializes in Bug-types, being the first female Gym Leader to specializes in this type.
* BlowYouAway: Vivillon's Gust is used to blow the opponent away who has difficulty to stand on the frozen ground or to trap flying Pokémon in the Sticky Web.
* CameraFiend: She's a photographer, and enjoys snapping pictures of trainers and their Pokémon.
* CatchPhrase: "Picture perfect!" in the English dub, "Shutter chance!" in Japanese.
* FragileSpeedster: Surskit is ''very'' fast, especially when skating on ice, but falls quickly after a few successful hits.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During Ash's rematch, her Vivillon accidentally collides with some ice left behind by her Surskit.
* HurricaneOfPuns: She drops plenty of puns involving photography.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When Ash finally has the advantage during their rematch, Viola reveals her Vivillon knows [[StandardStatusEffects Sleep Powder]].
* AnIcePerson: Surskit's Ice Beam, which is often used to freeze the ground, allowing nobody but Surskit to move on the ground.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash and his Pokémon come prepared during their rematch, so Viola's old strategies barely even slow them down the second time around.
* LettingHerHairDown: Well, [[DownplayedTrope not fully]], but when she reappears at the Battle Chateau, her hair is down in a ponytail instead of the regular style (see her image above).
%%* MakingASplash: Surskit's secondary type, probably to counter Fire-Types.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Vivillon's Solar Beam. The charging drawback is dropped, thanks to the opponent being trapped in Surskit's Sticky Web.
%%* PsychicPowers: Vivillon's Psychic.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Looks really cute in a dress at the Battle Chateau, and with her hair somewhat down.
* ShipTease: With Grant. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau, later on during the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler: the two are holding hands and embracing each other....after the Megalith is temporarily stopped]].
* StickySituation: Surskit's Sticky Web. And even if it doesn't hit the opponent, Vivillon would later blow the opponent away and trap it in the web.
* SuperSpeed: Surskit uses the ice it creates to zip around the battlefield.
* TrapMaster: A major part of Viola's strategy is preemptively using attacks to manipulate the battlefield to give her an advantage, much like how real life insects do. Ash specifically trains his Pokémon to counter her set ups during their rematch.
* TheTrickster: She sets up traps, freezes the field, and destroys her opponent's momentum to gain an advantage over foes.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Ash loses his first battle with her, showing the new region won't be a walk in the park.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Vivillon's secondary type.
* TheWorfEffect: She loses to Grant in the Battle Chateu to demonstrate how tough he is and what his strategy looks like. Despite her Surskit having a double advantage over Grant's Onix, it also has a weakness to Rock-Type moves.

!!'''Clembot (Citroid)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xy_-_citroid_3015.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kensuke Sato
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrés García

A robot built by Clemont to be the current Electric-type Gym leader of Lumiose City while he is away.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Viola is ranked TheAce: She's both the champion, and a famous actress.
* AscendedExtra: Diantha stands out
as a Marchioness the first and only champion in the Battle Chateau video game series that doesn't get too much involvement in the games. plot, let alone the Team Flare story. In the anime, she is ranked a level higher as a Duchess.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Specializes in Bug-types, being
openly investigates the upcoming crisis in Kalos (first by consulting with Olympia, then trying to find Ash and friends when she finds out they have a role to play). During the crisis itself, she helps in evacuating citizens fleeing Lumiose City, protecting them from Z-2's rampage, and in the finale of the storyline, rallies the Gym Leaders in order to help stop Team Flare's Megalith.
* BackToBackBadasses: During the Team Flare Arc with Champion from the Hoenn Region Steven Stone when buying Ash and Alain time to [[spoiler:rescue Mairin's Chespin from the Megalith.]]
* TheCameo: She and (Mega) Gardevoir make a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'' where they curb-stomp Wikstrom and his Mega Scizor with a single Moon Blast.
* ClarkKenting: This is lampshaded in the second XY opening, which shows Serena fawning over a poster of the actress as an [[PaperThinDisguise incognito]] Diantha passes her.
* CurbStompBattle: As fitting for the Champion, Diantha hands them out like candy and doesn't need to use Mega Evolution most of the time. [[spoiler:The
first female Gym Leader time she actually has to specializes put effort into fighting an opponent is against a ''completed'' Ash-Greninja Form, and even then Ash and Greninja pass out from the PowerStrainBlackout from fighting her.]]
* FamedInStory: She's a famous actress as well as the most powerful trainer
in this type.
* BlowYouAway: Vivillon's Gust is used
Kalos. She actually has to blow resort to ClarkKenting in public situations.
* FinishingMove: Gardevoir tends to end battles with Moon Blast.
* FlashStep: How Gardevoir evades attacks. She flash-steps out of reach of
the opponent away who has difficulty to stand on because she is in sync with Diantha.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At
the frozen ground or to trap flying Pokémon in end of the Sticky Web.
* CameraFiend: She's
Summer Camp sub-arc, when the camera moves through the camp's Hall of Fame, you can see a photographer, photo of a young Diantha and enjoys snapping pictures of trainers her Ralts with two friends and their Pokémon.
* CatchPhrase: "Picture perfect!" OurFairiesAreDifferent: Gardevoir's secondary type. Her Moon Blast might be her most powerful move.
* LadyOfWar: She and Gardevoir always battle with grace.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: While the games make a [[CaptainObviousReveal half-hearted attempt]] to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion, she's first introduced as such
in the English dub, "Shutter chance!" anime.
* NonchalantDodge: Given many experienced Pokémon can already handily dodge attacks
in Japanese.
* FragileSpeedster: Surskit is ''very'' fast, especially when skating
the anime, Gardevoir spams FlashStep versions of these like crazy. It was considered a feat that Greninja was able to land a single attack on ice, but falls quickly after her at first.
* OhCrap: Gives
a few successful hits.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During Ash's rematch, her Vivillon accidentally collides
of these when she realizes [[LetsGetDangerous that getting serious]] with some ice left behind by Ash-Greninja is now ''too little too late''. The battle was not going well for her, until they had their PowerStrainBlackout. This leaves her Surskit.to ponder afterwards what this new evolution is.
* PrimAndProperBun: Diantha's hairstyle, which alludes to her refined, mature personality.

* HurricaneOfPuns: She drops plenty of puns involving photography.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When Ash finally has the advantage during their rematch, Viola reveals her Vivillon knows [[StandardStatusEffects Sleep Powder]].
* AnIcePerson: Surskit's Ice Beam, which is often used to freeze the ground, allowing nobody but Surskit to move on the ground.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash and his Pokémon come prepared during their rematch, so Viola's old strategies barely even slow them down the second time around.
* LettingHerHairDown: Well, [[DownplayedTrope not fully]], but when she reappears at the Battle Chateau, her hair is down in a ponytail instead of the regular style (see her image above).
%%* MakingASplash: Surskit's secondary type, probably to counter Fire-Types.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Vivillon's Solar Beam. The charging drawback is dropped, thanks to the opponent being trapped in Surskit's Sticky Web.
%%*
PsychicPowers: Vivillon's Psychic.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Looks really cute in a dress at the Battle Chateau, and with her hair somewhat down.
* ShipTease: With Grant. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau, later on during the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler: the two are holding hands and embracing each other....after the Megalith is temporarily stopped]].
* StickySituation: Surskit's Sticky Web. And even if it
Gardevoir's primary type, but she doesn't hit use Psychic-Type moves a lot.
* SignatureMove: Gardevoir uses Shadow Ball ''a lot''.
* SupportingLeader: Leads
the opponent, Vivillon would later blow charge of the opponent away Kalos Leaders against the Megalith, but ultimately places the duty of saving the whole world upon Ash and trap it Alain.
* SuperMode: Diantha's Gardevoir can Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long and flowy white gown, like her Gardevoir.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As the Champion, she's ''the'' most skilled trainer
in the web.
* SuperSpeed: Surskit uses
Kalos region. [[spoiler:And while she may be as strong as that description entails, she is also the ice it creates to zip around the battlefield.
* TrapMaster: A major part of Viola's strategy is preemptively using attacks to manipulate the battlefield
first Champion whom Ash managed to give her an advantage, much like how real life insects do. Ash specifically trains a hard time , because of his Pokémon to counter her set ups during their rematch.
* TheTrickster: She sets up traps, freezes the field,
and destroys her opponent's momentum to gain an advantage over foes.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Ash loses his first battle with her, showing the new region won't be a walk in the park.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Vivillon's secondary type.
* TheWorfEffect: She loses to Grant in the Battle Chateu to demonstrate how tough he is and what his strategy looks like. Despite her Surskit having a double advantage over Grant's Onix, it also has a weakness to Rock-Type moves.

!!'''Clembot (Citroid)'''
Greninja's unique power.]]

!! '''Siebold (Zumi)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xy_-_citroid_3015.png]]
-->'''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/siebold.jpg]]
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Kensuke Sato
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrés García

A robot built by Clemont to be
Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

One of
the current Electric-type Gym leader Elite Four members of Lumiose City while he Kalos who specializes in Water-types. He is away.introduced in the first Mega Evolution special.



* AIIsACrapshoot: Clemont initially programmed the Clembot to function as a harsh opponent that only accepted battles from trainers with four badges. At the end of the process, he somehow managed to mistime his only window to set a voice activated override code and was subsequently locked out of testing it in battle, as, being a Gym Leader himself, he lacked the requisite badges. Until he reprogrammed it, it became strict and violent to both Gym challenger losers and those trainers that lacked the appropriate number of badges alike, electrocuting and ejecting them from the Gym.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: While Clembot was playing housekeeper to Meyer, Team Flare has infiltrated the Prism Tower under their very noses, turning it into their new base of operations.
* AntiVillain: Due to acting by its programming with good intent, but having misinterpreted Clemont's instructions due to its limited self-awareness.
* ArcVillain: For the first few episodes of the XY series, Clembot poses a bit of a dilemma for Clemont and Bonnie.
* BattleButler: If he isn't minding the Gym, his other job is to apparently help out around the house.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Meyer. Clembot is ''not'' amused about how Meyer claims to have been in queue for a couple of hours just to buy Lumiose Gallettes (when it was actually Clembot who stood in line).
* CanonForeigner: Created for the show as a means of setting up Clemont's departure with Ash, while his Gym is being managed.
* ClearMyName: Clembot gets framed for a rash of incidents when Ash and company return to Lumiose City to meet with Clemont again. The culprit is a roboticist named Belmondo who built a 2nd "Dark" Clembot, all for an EngineeredHeroics ploy.
* ChekhovsGunman: When Ash enters the Lumiose Gym, we only hear Clembot's voice through a monitor when Ash tries to have a Gym battle. It is not until [=XY009=] that Ash learns that the voice belongs to the rogue Clembot.
* CerebusRetcon:
** In early episodes. He is just one of Clemont's many malfunctioning inventions. The malfunction with Clembot, however, is treated as a serious matter, when previous failures are merely PlayedForLaughs.
** After his first reboot, Clembot is treated as if he was actual family. The part where [[spoiler:Clembot sacrifices himself to help stop Team Flare]] is actually pretty dramatic, and Clemont was heartbroken as a result.
* TheDreaded: The Lumiose Gym has developed a reputation as [[NoOshaCompliance dangerous for everyone]] who attempted to conquer it, at least until Clemont takes back the gym and fixes his creation.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Clembot tells Clemont that a shutdown of the Prism Tower's systems would erase his flash memory, effectively killing him. But he tells Clemont he has to do it to stop Team Flare and save the world. [[WeCanRebuildHim Clemont rebuilds him, fortunately]].]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Clembot's memories from, when Clemont built vanished after defeating Team Flare, meaning he had to start from before.]]
* NoOSHACompliance: During its time as Gym usurper, it got a bad reputation for zapping and ejecting trainers who had less than four badges (like Ash, who had precisely zero) or who lost against it (like the bloke with a Ralts rightfully complaining about how violent the Gym was). It ejected trainers by throwing them out from quite a ways up the Gym building - a large tower based off of the Eiffel Tower in RealLife - with no cushions or anything to break the fall.
* PsychoElectro: It electrocuted trainers that didn't live up to its standards.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: While A.I have appeared in the anime before, Clembot is probably the first to be treated as a re-occurring support character. He acts just like, and is generally treated like a person (aside from being re-programmed when his A.I was programmed wrongly).
* ShockAndAwe: Clemont built it to specialize in Electric-types.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He believed he was doing the right thing for Clemont during his first reign.

!!'''Grant (Zakuro)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zakuropoke_2656.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirofumiNojima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Cory Willis
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlo Vásquez

The Rock-type Gym Leader of Cyllage City. He is an avid rock climber and athlete.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Clemont initially programmed ChefOfIron: He is a Top-class chef in addition to being a member of the Clembot Elite Four.
* CurbStompCushion: Alain's Charizard manages
to function get a few good hits in and endure several as a harsh opponent that only accepted battles from trainers with four badges. At well, but in the end of the process, he somehow managed to mistime Siebold wins without too much trouble.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He defeats Alain and
his only window to set a voice activated override code and was subsequently locked out of testing it in battle, as, being a Gym Leader himself, he lacked the requisite badges. Until he reprogrammed it, it became strict and violent to both Gym challenger losers and those trainers that lacked the appropriate number of badges alike, electrocuting and ejecting them from the Gym.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: While Clembot was playing housekeeper to Meyer, Team Flare has infiltrated the Prism Tower under their very noses, turning it into their new base of operations.
* AntiVillain: Due to acting by its programming
Mega Charizard X with good intent, but having misinterpreted Clemont's instructions due to its limited self-awareness.
* ArcVillain: For the first few episodes of the XY series, Clembot poses a bit of a dilemma for Clemont and Bonnie.
* BattleButler: If he isn't minding the Gym,
his other job is to apparently help out around the house.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Meyer. Clembot is ''not'' amused about how Meyer claims to have been in queue for a couple of hours just to buy Lumiose Gallettes (when it was actually Clembot who stood in line).
* CanonForeigner: Created for the show as a means of setting up Clemont's departure with Ash,
powerful Mega Blastoise while his Gym is being managed.
* ClearMyName: Clembot gets framed for a rash of incidents when Ash
using Water-Type and company return to Lumiose City to meet with Clemont again. The culprit Dragon-Type attacks, establishing how powerful he is as an Elite Four member. And he doesn't look down on Alain, despite the type disadvantage.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair and
is a roboticist named Belmondo who built a 2nd "Dark" Clembot, all for an EngineeredHeroics ploy.
* ChekhovsGunman: When Ash enters the Lumiose Gym, we only hear Clembot's voice through a monitor when Ash tries to have a Gym battle. It is not until [=XY009=] that Ash learns that the voice belongs to the rogue Clembot.
* CerebusRetcon:
** In early episodes. He is just one of Clemont's many malfunctioning inventions. The malfunction with Clembot, however, is treated as a serious matter, when previous failures are merely PlayedForLaughs.
** After his first reboot, Clembot is treated as if he was actual family. The part where [[spoiler:Clembot sacrifices himself to help stop Team Flare]] is actually pretty dramatic, and Clemont was heartbroken as a result.
* TheDreaded: The Lumiose Gym has developed a reputation as [[NoOshaCompliance dangerous for everyone]] who attempted to conquer it, at least until Clemont takes back the gym and fixes his creation.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Clembot tells Clemont that a shutdown of the Prism Tower's systems would erase his flash memory, effectively killing him. But he tells Clemont he has to do it to stop Team Flare and save the world. [[WeCanRebuildHim Clemont rebuilds him, fortunately]].]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Clembot's memories from, when Clemont built vanished
very sportsman-like person; after defeating Team Flare, meaning Alain, he had to start congratulates him on putting up a good fight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't Mega Evolve his Blastoise
from before.]]
* NoOSHACompliance: During its time as Gym usurper, it got a bad reputation for zapping and ejecting trainers who had less than four badges (like Ash, who had precisely zero) or who lost
the start, holding his own against it (like the bloke Mega Charizard X with a Ralts rightfully complaining about just his regular Blastoise. He then Mega Evolves it to show off how violent the Gym was). It ejected trainers by throwing them out from quite a ways up the Gym building - a large tower based off powerful it really is.
* KiAttacks: Mega Blastoise's Mega Launcher boosts Pulse attacks such as Dragon Pulse.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water-Types and is very proud
of the Eiffel Tower his Water-Type team.
* MoreDakka: His Blastoise develops a third cannon when it Mega Evolves.
* ManInWhite: Dresses
in RealLife - with no cushions or anything to break the fall.
* PsychoElectro: It electrocuted trainers that didn't live up to its standards.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: While A.I have appeared in the anime before, Clembot is
white clothes, it probably the first relates to be treated his profession as a re-occurring support character. He acts just like, chef.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key Stone
and is generally treated like a person (aside from being re-programmed when his A.I was programmed wrongly).
Blastoisinite.
* ShockAndAwe: Clemont built it to specialize in Electric-types.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He believed he was doing
UseYourHead: His Blastoise knows Skull Bash and hits Mega Charizard X on the right thing for Clemont during his first reign.

!!'''Grant (Zakuro)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zakuropoke_2656.png]]
-->'''Voiced
stomach.

!!'''Wikstrom (Gampi)'''

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes
in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirofumiNojima
-->'''Voiced
Steel-types. He only makes a cameo appearance in English by:''' Cory Willis
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlo Vásquez

The Rock-type Gym Leader of Cyllage City. He is an avid rock climber
''Diancie and athlete.the Cocoon of Destruction'', the 17th movie.



* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, Grant's Battle Chateau rank is Marquis. In the anime, it's Duke, and after defeating Viola, ''Grand Duke''!
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While he wasn't bad looking in the games, he is noticeably prettier in the animé.
* AdaptedOut: In the games he had an Amaura as his first battler, which was replaced in the anime by an Onix.
* {{Bishonen}}: Grant is very good-looking and has a slim climber's physique.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although he is a respected Gym Leader, Grant also has a bizarre obsession with climbing. If he comes across any wall he deems scalable, he can't help but try climbing it.
* DishingOutDirt: Specializes in Rock-types.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: In his gym, Grant is allowed to use only two Pokémon. Ash, on the other hand, is allowed to use all three of his.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He's first seen climbing a ''door frame'' at the Battle Chateau.
* HairDecorations: He wears colorful hair clips that resemble the climbing holds of an artificial rock wall.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Tyrunt is finally defeated when Pikachu lodges one of its Rock Tomb stones into its mouth, creating an opening.
* OneHitKO: His Tyrunt is so powerful it defeats Ash's Froakie and Fletchling with a single hit each.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[DinosaursAreDragons Tyrunt's]] secondary type. He even lampshades how Pikachu defeats it with an Electric-Type move, despite how it's not effective.
* ThePhilosopher: Grant has a philosophy that life is like climbing: always focus on what's above you, keep going, and you will reach your goals.
* ShipTease: With Viola. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau. During the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler:he makes a leap of faith to save her after she's attacked by the Megalith, than is later seen holding her hand and embracing her...after the Megalith was temporarily stopped.]]
* SignatureMove: All of his Pokémon know Rock Tomb. Ash actually trained his Pokémon to exploit and counter it.
* UnexpectedCharacter: It was surprising that the anime gave him an Onix; in the games, he's the first Rock-type Gym Leader who didn't have either Onix ''or'' a Geodude on his team (Roxanne had a Geodude but no Onix, and ''all'' Rock-type Leaders before Grant have had a member of the Geodude line on their team). This makes the anime version of Grant the first to have an Onix while lacking a member of the Geodude evolutionary line (counting Brock in the ''Gold and Silver'' games).

!!'''Korrina (Corni)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Laura Sánchez

The Fighting-type Gym Leader of Shalour City. She enjoys rollerblading, and her grandfather is a Mega Evolution researcher.

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* AdaptationalBadass: TheCameo: In ''Diancie and the games, Grant's Battle Chateau rank is Marquis. In the anime, it's Duke, and after defeating Viola, ''Grand Duke''!
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While
Cocoon of Destruction'', he wasn't bad looking appears in the games, he is noticeably prettier in final section of the animé.
* AdaptedOut: In the games he had an Amaura as his first battler, which was replaced in the anime by an Onix.
* {{Bishonen}}: Grant is very good-looking and has a slim climber's physique.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although he is a respected Gym Leader, Grant also has a bizarre obsession
prologue along with climbing. If he comes across any wall he deems scalable, he can't help but try climbing it.
Diantha. He doesn't get a close-up, though.
* DishingOutDirt: Specializes in Rock-types.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: In his gym, Grant is allowed to use
BigCreepyCrawlies: His only two Pokémon. Ash, on the other hand, is allowed to use all three of his.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He's first seen climbing a ''door frame'' at the Battle Chateau.
* HairDecorations: He wears colorful hair clips that resemble the climbing holds of an artificial rock wall.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Tyrunt is finally defeated when Pikachu lodges one of its Rock Tomb stones into its mouth, creating an opening.
* OneHitKO: His Tyrunt is so powerful it defeats Ash's Froakie and Fletchling with a single hit each.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[DinosaursAreDragons Tyrunt's]] secondary type. He even lampshades how Pikachu defeats it with an Electric-Type move, despite how it's not effective.
* ThePhilosopher: Grant has a philosophy that life is like climbing: always focus on what's above you, keep going, and you will reach your goals.
* ShipTease: With Viola. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau. During the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler:he makes a leap of faith to save her after she's attacked by the Megalith, than is later seen holding her hand and embracing her...after the Megalith was temporarily stopped.]]
* SignatureMove: All of his
shown Pokémon know Rock Tomb. Ash actually trained his is (Mega) Scizor, a Bug-Type Pokémon to exploit and counter it.
* UnexpectedCharacter: It was surprising
around the size of a human that the anime gave him an Onix; in the games, he's the first Rock-type Gym Leader who didn't have either Onix ''or'' a Geodude on his team (Roxanne had a Geodude but no Onix, and ''all'' Rock-type Leaders before Grant have had a member of the Geodude line on has pincers for hands.
* CurbStompBattle: His entire battle with Diantha during
their team). This makes cameo consists of her Mega Gardevoir dodging his Mega Scizor's Shadow Claw and then getting one-shotted by a Moon Blast.
* ExtraOreDinary: Wikstrom is a Steel-Type specialist.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Wikstrom wears an armor because he is a knight.
* PowerPincers: His Mega Scizor has large pincers that can also be described as brutal-looking [[ShearMenace scissors]].
* SoulPower: His Mega Scizor's only shown move is
the anime version of Grant the first to Ghost-Type move called Shadow Claw, which normally is super effective against Psychic-Types like Mega Gardevoir, but it doesn't hit at all.
* SuperMode: His Scizor can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor and is only shown in that form.
* TheWorfEffect: Being a Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon, Mega Scizor should
have an Onix while lacking a member of the Geodude evolutionary line (counting Brock in advantage over Mega Gardevoir with its Steel-typing and its Steel- and Ghost-Type moves, but Mega Gardevoir isn't the ''Gold and Silver'' games).

!!'''Korrina (Corni)'''
Champion's ace for show, as it easily defeats Mega Scizor with [[ScissorsCutsRock Moon Blast]].
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[[folder: Malva (Pachira)]]
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-->'''Voiced
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->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki
-->'''Voiced
Creator/AkenoWatanabe

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes
in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Laura Sánchez

The Fighting-type Gym Leader
Fire-types. [[TokenEvilTeammate There's more to her]] than being just one of Shalour City. She enjoys rollerblading, and her grandfather is a Mega Evolution researcher.the Kalos League's top Pokémon trainers.



* AdaptedOut: In the games she has a Hawlucha as her strongest Pokémon in her Gym Battle, but here she just uses Mega Lucario. Probably because of Ash's Hawlucha.
* AdaptationalWimp: In the games, it is implied she has long mastered Mega Evolution before you beat her, but she lacks the Mega Stone in the anime and has to spend several episodes to find it. And a few more to iron out Lucario's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide problem]].
* ArcHero: During her temporary stint as a member of Ash's group, Korrina's development takes center stage.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Specializes in Fighting-types, even though her Lucario uses [[SimpleStaff Bone Rush]] very often.
* BareYourMidriff: Korrina's pajamas, [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/2d991e26075c7f0b7b26d2d158f03c0e/tumblr_nc4p8rdI5f1smmou4o7_1280.png See for yourself.]]
* BattleTrophy: She likes to collect the paw/claw/hand/etc. print of any trainer's Pokémon that she battles with. The prints are all recorded in an old booklet she carries around. Ash's Pikachu was her 99th print, and she's working towards 100.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Many similarities are drawn between her and Ash. Both are passionate, gutsy battlers with a Pokémon companion they share a powerful bond with. Like Ash, Korrina has gotten so engrossed in a battle that she forgot she was hungry.
* CallingYourAttacks: All trainers do it, of course, but Korrina likes to shout attack names just for the fun of it.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Out of all the people Ash and company met in their journey, she, Lucario, and her grandfather, Gurkinn, were seen watching Serena's Master Class performances.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Her thought pattern is somewhat rushed, which causes her do impulsive things like use ketchup as ink for Pikachu's paw stamp.
* CompressedAdaptation: In the anime, the Shalour Gym is ''inside'' the Tower of Mastery (as opposed to being a separate building), and the two battles with Korrina (in the Gym against her other Mons, and in the Tower against her Mega Lucario) are compressed into a single Gym Battle, with Mega Lucario as the ClimaxBoss. Earlier, the two-way Mega Lucario match was between her and her grandfather, Gurkinn.
* CoolHelmet: Korrina wears her biker's helmet whenever she is in battle.
* CoolShades: When not wearing her helmet, she wears a red pair on her forehead.
* CurbstompBattle: Heavily implied that [[spoiler:Alain]] wrecked her hard with no effort. It didn't bring her down any.
%%* DeathOrGloryAttack: Her Mienfoo's Hi Jump Kick.
* FingerlessGloves: Her left glove holds her keystone for Mega Evolution.
* FlungClothing: She does this to switch from casual clothing to her rollerblading outfit. Somehow, this actually adds a helmet and rollerblades while wearing the same outfit.
* GenkiGirl: Korrina is extremely upbeat and lively, which briefly takes Ash and friends by surprise.
* GuestStarPartyMember: She joins Ash's group on the hunt for a Lucarionite. The episodes that focus on her after joining even have her on the title card!
* HotBlooded: She hops and flails around even while doing something as mundane as calling out attacks during battle.
* HumblePie: Her struggle with Mega Lucario was due to being too confident in herself, and only by mastering and truly bonding with Lucario can they overcome this.
%%* ModestyShorts
* RapunzelHair: When Korrina's hair is in a ponytail, it goes up to her waist; when it's down, it goes up to her thighs.
* RollerbladeGood: Her main mode of travel and hobby seems to be riding her rollerblades. She even keeps them on while in the middle of a battle.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The episodes that feature her as the GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution.
* TomboyishPonytail: A long one that flows like a cape as she zips around.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:At the end of [=XY123=], Alain defeats her off-screen in a Gym Battle, earning his final batch from Korrina, which allows him to enter the Lumiose Conference. It also sets up Alain being Ash's greatest rival of the saga.]]

!!'''Lucario'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers

Korrina's partner and ace. Similar like Ash's Pikachu, Lucario never resides within its Pokéball. After finding the Lucarionite, it is able to Mega Evolve, but has diffculty to control its Mega form for several episodes, but it and Korrinna eventually master the Mega Evolution.

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* AdaptedOut: In the games she has a Hawlucha as her strongest Pokémon in her Gym Battle, but here she just uses Mega Lucario. Probably because of Ash's Hawlucha.
* AdaptationalWimp:
AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the games, it is implied she has long mastered Mega Evolution before you beat her, but despises the Player Character for defeating Team Flare and seems to have been aware of [[FantasticNuke what]] they were planning. In the anime, she lacks the Mega Stone in the anime ends up siding with Ash and has to spend several episodes to find it. And a few more to iron out Lucario's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide problem]].
* ArcHero: During her temporary stint as a member of Ash's group, Korrina's development takes center stage.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Specializes in Fighting-types, even though her Lucario uses [[SimpleStaff Bone Rush]] very often.
* BareYourMidriff: Korrina's pajamas, [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/2d991e26075c7f0b7b26d2d158f03c0e/tumblr_nc4p8rdI5f1smmou4o7_1280.png See for yourself.
Alain against Lysandre because she is disgusted by his true plans.]]
* BattleTrophy: TheAce: She likes to collect is the paw/claw/hand/etc. print of any trainer's Pokémon that final trainer Alain faces in his challenge, and she battles with. The prints are all recorded in an old booklet she carries around. Ash's Pikachu was her 99th print, and she's working towards 100.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Many similarities are drawn between her and Ash. Both are passionate, gutsy battlers with a Pokémon companion they share a powerful bond with. Like Ash, Korrina has gotten so engrossed in a battle that she forgot she was hungry.
* CallingYourAttacks: All
is easily stronger than the 9 trainers do it, preceding her. Her Houndoom holds the upper hand for most of course, the battle against Alain's Charizard. As a member of the Elite Four, she may very well be the strongest trainer in Team Flare.
* TheAtoner: Even after helping defeat Lysandre and stopping the Megalith, Malva nonchalantly tells Steven that she'll be taking care of the rest of the Team Flare dissidents, after that of which she'll turn herself over to the authorities.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is close acquaintance of Lysandre, which puts her pretty high in Team Flare Rankings, and she is an Elite Four member to boot. Aside from Lysandre, she is also the only member capable of Mega Evolving her Pokémon.
* BadBoss: PlayedForLaughs. She is very demanding of her Camera crew, who happen to be [[ButtMonkey Team Rocket]] in disguise.
* CoolShades: She wears a pair of transparent violet shades.
* CastingAShadow: Her Houndoom's secondary type, hinting her affiliation with Team Flare who have a preference over Dark-types.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up in the penultimate episode of XY, as a news reporter.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed,
but Korrina likes to shout attack names just for she half-jokingly calls out Lysandre on being a bad influence towards Alain.
** She was completely shocked when Team Flare showed up after
the fun of it.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Out of all
Kalos League and have Z-2 rampage across Lumiose City. [[spoiler:And she ultimately sides with the people heroes, even [[BigDamnHeroes saving]] Pikachu, Greninja and Charizard when she and Mega Houndoom show up to aid Ash and company met in their journey, she, Lucario, and her grandfather, Gurkinn, were seen watching Serena's Master Class performances.Alain against Lysandre.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Her thought pattern is somewhat rushed, which causes FinalBoss: Is Alain's final opponent in the 10-man gauntlet during the fourth Mega Evolution special.
* GraceFulLoser: After losing, she teasingly claims that she despises Alain for defeating
her do impulsive things like use ketchup as ink for Pikachu's paw stamp.
* CompressedAdaptation: In the anime, the Shalour Gym
before saying that he really is ''inside'' the Tower of Mastery (as opposed to being a separate building), and the two battles with Korrina (in the Gym remarkable.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She turns
against her other Mons, Lysandre and joins Ash and Alain in the Tower their battle against her him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Defied. Although Malva was not fully aware of Lysandre's true plan, performed a HeelFaceTurn and ultimately helped save the world from destruction, she does not use any of them to escape punishment for being part of Team Flare. In fact, she states she'll turn herself to the authorities after disbanding Team Flare for good. Given all the above, however, it's unlikely she'll suffer any serious consequences.]]
* NoSell: Base Houndoom has Flash Fire as its ability, allowing it to absorb Fire-Type attacks. Key word being BASE Houndoom, as it loses this ability upon
Mega Lucario) are compressed into a single Gym Battle, Evolving, which ironically allows Charizard to knock it out with Mega Lucario as the ClimaxBoss. Earlier, the two-way Mega Lucario match was between Blast Burn.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite
her and her grandfather, Gurkinn.
* CoolHelmet: Korrina wears her biker's helmet whenever she is in battle.
* CoolShades: When not wearing her helmet, she wears a red pair on her forehead.
* CurbstompBattle: Heavily implied that [[spoiler:Alain]] wrecked her hard with no effort. It
allegiance to Team Flare, Malva really didn't bring her down any.
%%* DeathOrGloryAttack: Her Mienfoo's Hi Jump Kick.
* FingerlessGloves: Her left glove holds her keystone for Mega Evolution.
* FlungClothing: She does this to switch from casual clothing to her rollerblading outfit. Somehow, this actually adds a helmet and rollerblades while wearing the same outfit.
* GenkiGirl: Korrina is extremely upbeat and lively, which briefly takes Ash and friends by surprise.
* GuestStarPartyMember: She joins Ash's group on the hunt for a Lucarionite. The episodes that focus on her after joining even have her on the title card!
* HotBlooded: She hops and flails around even while doing something as mundane as calling out attacks during battle.
* HumblePie: Her struggle with Mega Lucario was due to being too confident in herself, and only by mastering and truly bonding with Lucario can they overcome this.
%%* ModestyShorts
* RapunzelHair: When Korrina's hair is in a ponytail, it goes up to her waist; when it's down, it goes up to her thighs.
* RollerbladeGood: Her main mode of travel and hobby seems to be riding her rollerblades. She even keeps them on while
do anything in the middle of a battle.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The episodes that feature
organization's name; the only time we see her do anything on Lysandre's behalf was as a volunteer in the GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina ten-man gauntlet Lysandre puts Alain through. She would probably fit for OrcusOnHisThrone, but she spends half her time onscreen as a reporter, and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution.
the other half going up ''against'' Team Flare.
* TomboyishPonytail: A long one that flows like PlayingWithFire: She specializes in Fire-types.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In true Team Flare fashion.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns
a cape Key stone and Houndoominite.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being an Elite Four member, she is allied with Team Flare. [[spoiler: Eventually [[TokenGoodTeammate inverted]],
as she zips around.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:At
is the end only member of [=XY123=], Alain defeats her off-screen in a Gym Battle, earning his final batch from Korrina, which allows him Team Flare ''not'' to enter be evil...or at the Lumiose Conference. It also sets up Alain being Ash's greatest rival of very least, [[EvenEvilHasStandards less evil than the saga.]]

!!'''Lucario'''
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Team Flare]]
!!'''All of Them'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers

Korrina's partner and ace. Similar like Ash's Pikachu, Lucario never resides within its Pokéball. After finding
org/pmwiki/pub/images/teamflare.jpg]]

The regional evil organization of Kalos who are
the Lucarionite, it is able to Mega Evolve, but ArcVillain of the XY&Z saga. Unlike the games where their plan revolves around Xerneas or Yveltal, the anime variation has diffculty to control its Mega form for several episodes, but it and Korrinna eventually master the Mega Evolution.their plan centered on Zygarde.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: How it finally forces itself to overcome and control its Mega form.
* TheComicallySerious: Lucario as a species are oft depicted with serious demeanor. This Lucario, while just as serious as its predecessors, has its share of silliness in its appearances alongside its trainer. (Case in point: Its reactions to both Ash's rhythmic style, and finding out the truth about Gurkinn's "scroll of secrets", both from "Origins of Mega Evolution".)
* CurbStompBattle:
** He took Pikachu to town in his debut episode.
** [[spoiler:While it mostly happens off-screen, it's strongly implied that this was what happened during its battle with Alain's Charizard. Lucario was pummeled into a wall while Charizard looked none the worse for wear. Justified, as Alain's Charizard was an Elite Four-Level Pokémon with a horrendous Type advantage.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Knows the Ground-Type move Bone Rush which serves as its SignatureMove.
* EnergyBall: Aura Sphere, which can turn into a KamehameHadoken while in its Mega form.
* ExtraOreDinary: Lucario's secondary type is Steel-Type. Ash tries to use its typing to his advantage by using Hawlucha and Fletchinder.
* FinishingMove: It eventually learns Aura Sphere, which becomes its Finishing Move.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: A very jarring example. When it gets separated from Korrina by a flock of Noibat, instead on relying on its aura skill to locate her (or let alone stay by her side), it would rather take the hard way and use the stones to find her ''the next day''.
** The fact its aura waves could create force waves that could throw off its opponents is entirely dropped out after it shows in the first episode.
* {{Nerf}}: Let's just say it got a ''lot'' weaker in its final battle than what it could do when in Mega form for the first time. [[ForgotICouldFly Remember those aura waves that could push people?]] Although that could be due to being uncontrollable at the time.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Its eyes are usually red, but when it loses control of its Mega form, its pupils glow a menacing blood red.
* SignatureMove: Its Bone Rush is basically its WeaponOfChoice. It uses it much more often than Power-Up Punch or the recently learned Aura Sphere.
* SimpleStaff: Bone Rush is often used as a staff, sometimes as [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] short staffs.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Lucario can spin its Bone Rush staff to neutralize some attacks.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The episodes that feature Korrina as the GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution. You also barely see Korrina's other Pokémon who are not Lucario.
* StatusBuff: It knows Swords Dance which it uses to increase its physical strength drastically.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Not exactly ''evil'', but its Mega form leaves Lucario with no self-control and fights with primal instincts because of the constant battling it has done, despite the fact it won 100 battles.
* TrueCompanions: To Korrina. The two have been together since childhood.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Lucario has a hard time controlling the overwhelming power of Mega Evolution, leading to extremely violent, irrational behavior.

!!'''Ramos (Fukuji)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minoru Inaba
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Anthony Salerno
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos del Campo

The Grass-type Gym Leader of Coumarine City. He's an experienced gardener.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: How it finally forces itself to overcome CoolShades: All of the grunts and control its Mega form.
* TheComicallySerious: Lucario
scientists wear a pair of shades. The female scientists' ones in particular can more accurately be described as an advanced visor. Lysandre usually goes without them, but he dons one for the final battle.
* CrazyPrepared: They actually bother to send
a species are oft depicted with serious demeanor. pursuit squad after Ash and Co. when they notice their connection to the Zygarde Core, and when it seems the Core has left them they recall the unit in order to look for it in the zone where it was last traced. This Lucario, while just as serious as its predecessors, has its share of silliness in its appearances alongside its trainer. (Case in point: Its reactions to both Ash's rhythmic style, and finding out the truth about Gurkinn's "scroll of secrets", both from "Origins of Mega Evolution".)
* CurbStompBattle:
** He took Pikachu to town in his debut episode.
** [[spoiler:While it mostly happens off-screen,
ends up being a mistake, but it's strongly implied that this was what happened during its battle with Alain's Charizard. Lucario was pummeled into an efficient train of thought.
* DarkIsEvil: They seem to have
a wall while Charizard looked none the worse preference for wear. Justified, as Alain's Charizard was an Elite Four-Level Dark-Types.
* EliteMooks: The Team Flare scientists use powerful, evolved
Pokémon with a horrendous Type advantage.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Knows
like Manectric and Liepard and are more likely to engage the Ground-Type move Bone Rush which serves as its SignatureMove.
protagonists on-on-one.
* EnergyBall: Aura Sphere, which can turn into EvilerThanThou: Downplayed. While Team Rocket are slowly proving worthier competition than they had assumed, Team Flare are still the more serious, powerful and cold blooded group.
* KnightOfCerebus: Their introduction marks
a KamehameHadoken while in its whole new level of [[DarkerAndEdgier darkness]] that the anime rarely sees. They also go further than any villains before them, wanting the destruction of the world itself.
* MindControlDevice: They use
Mega form.
* ExtraOreDinary: Lucario's secondary type is Steel-Type. Ash tries
Evolution energy to use its typing to his advantage by using Hawlucha corrupt and Fletchinder.
* FinishingMove: It eventually learns Aura Sphere, which becomes its Finishing Move.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: A very jarring example. When it gets separated from Korrina by a flock of Noibat, instead on relying on its aura skill to locate her (or let alone stay by her side), it would rather take the hard way and use the stones to find her ''the next day''.
** The fact its aura waves could create force waves that could throw off its opponents is entirely dropped out after it shows in the first episode.
* {{Nerf}}: Let's just say it got a ''lot'' weaker in its final battle than what it could do when in Mega form for the first time. [[ForgotICouldFly Remember those aura waves that could push people?]] Although that could be due to being uncontrollable at the time.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Its eyes are usually red, but when it loses
control of its Mega form, its pupils glow a menacing blood red.
* SignatureMove: Its Bone Rush
Pokémon. This works on Zygarde, but Ash and Greninja's bond is basically its WeaponOfChoice. It uses it much more often than Power-Up Punch or the recently learned Aura Sphere.
* SimpleStaff: Bone Rush is often used as a staff, sometimes as [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] short staffs.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Lucario can spin its Bone Rush staff
too strong to neutralize some attacks.
overcome.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: {{Mooks}}: The episodes that feature Korrina as the GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution. You also barely see Korrina's other standard Team Flare Grunts only use unevolved Pokémon who like Skorupi and Houndour.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: They
are not Lucario.
* StatusBuff: It knows Swords Dance which it uses to increase its physical strength drastically.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Not exactly ''evil'', but its Mega
led by a manipulative mastermind and and their long-term intentions are kept secret. They also have a Legal front in the form leaves Lucario with no self-control and fights with primal instincts because of Lysandre Labs.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Their superweapon harnesses
the constant battling it has done, despite the fact it won 100 battles.
* TrueCompanions: To Korrina. The two have been together since childhood.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Lucario has a hard time controlling the overwhelming
power of Mega Evolution, leading Zygarde. The effects of the weapon on the island Team Flare is performing experiments from is staggering, in spite of using only ''10'' Zygarde cells. When they unleash the complete version, it can destroy a city as a warmup.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Their red wardrobe and dark-coloured Pokémon are a good indicator of their alignment.
* SmugSnake: With the exception of their Leader and Malva, all of its members are in way over their head when facing the likes of Zygarde or, later on, Ash-Greninja. Even against Team Rocket, they totally underestimate their VillainousValor.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: When they take notice of the groups' connection with the Zygarde core, and their desire
to extremely violent, irrational behavior.

!!'''Ramos (Fukuji)'''
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protect it, they start actively monitoring them.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: All of them, Lysandre in particular, are a darker and more formidable threat than anything else in the ''XY'' series.
* ZettaiRyouiki: The female scientists have all Type A.

!!'''Lysandre (Fleur-de-lis)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minoru Inaba
Hideaki Tezuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Anthony Salerno
H.D. Quinn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos del Campo

Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis

The Grass-type Gym Leader leader of Coumarine City. He's an experienced gardener.Team Flare.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: He seems to work on a different wavelength to other people at times, specifically the much younger protagonists. When Ash and friends arrive at his gym he holds off the battle because he's just prepared a SpotOfTea and wants them to enjoy it with him; when Ash downs it fast, he asks for help in pulling the weeds, almost oblivious to the youth's impatient frustration. And when he's simply wrenching them out roughly, Ramos halts him to point out the need to not be hasty or he'll miss the bigger picture (in this case, another plant hidden among the leaves). The advice actually helps Ash in his battle, too.
* CoolOldGuy: Ramos is a thoughtful grandpa-like figure, and he also proves to be very wise in regards to life ''and'' battling.
%%* EyesAlwaysShut: Complimenting his easy-going nature.
* FragileSpeedster: His Jumpluff can't take many hits but is fast, especially after activating its Chlorophyll ability (which makes it go faster).
* GreenThumb: Grass, his specialty type.
* HotBlooded: Given his age and seemingly-limitless patience, it's quite a sight to see the final stage of the Gym Battle getting him ''just as hyped as Ash seems to be''.
* LifeDrain: His Gogoat knows both Leech Seed and Horn Leech to recover its health. Strangely enough, despite all the health it recovers from attacking Frogadier, Gogoat still goes quickly down.
* PoisonousPerson: Weepinbell is part Poison-Type and knows Poison Powder, a nasty attack that poisons both, Fletchinder and Hawlucha.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His Jumpluff knows Sunny Day and both it and his Weepinbell have the ability Chlorophyll.
* StatusBuff: His Jumpluff knows Cotton Guard, and both it and Weepinbell have Chlorophyll, giving both of them a massive amount of speed that give Ash's team a lot of trouble.
* TheWorfEffect: Gogoat is Ramos' ace Pokémon, yet it doesn't get the chance to defeat any of Ash's Pokémon unlike every other Gym Leader's ace Pokémon in Kalos (except Olympia who uses two Pokémon in a double battle). Weepinbell's performance actually overshadows Gogoat's.

!!'''Valerie (Mâche)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/SatsukiYukino
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kate Bristol
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Valentina Souza

The Fairy-Type Gym Leader of Laverre City. She is also a well-known fashion designer, having her own clothing shop in the Gym.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He seems to work on a different wavelength to other people at times, specifically AdaptationalBadass: In the much younger protagonists. When games, he is a powerful trainer but still falls behind Malva and the rest of the Elite Four, level-wise. Here? He faces down Malva, Ash and friends arrive Alain ''at the same time''.
* AdaptationDyeJob: His Gyarados is Shiny in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: He genuinely likes his own Pokémon and is capable of Mega Evolution, which only trainers with a close bond to their Pokémon can achieve. He is also a close acquantaince of Malva, doesn't seem to be a bad boss, and appears to legitimately appreciate Alain.
* ArcVillain: Of the XY&Z saga, as the leader of Team Flare.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from Malva, he is the only one in the organisation capable of Mega Evolving his Pokémon. His Pyroar is strong enough to force Alain's Charizard and Steven's Metagross to dodge its attacks, and Mega Gyarados takes on seven Pokémon and faints four before Pikachu finally knocks it down.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Has shades of this, as he himself believes he hasn't lied to Alain at all. Turns out he doesn't believe he is lying.
* BigBad: Of the ''XY'' series as a whole, showing up as early as the end of the first Mega Evolution special, then appearing in all the rest of them before moving on to be the ArcVillain of ''XY&Z''.
* BrutalHonesty: In spite of presenting himself as a warm, fatherly figure he does make it perfectly clear to Alain that he has no time for weaklings.
* TheChessmaster: He successfully manipulates the Hoenn Champion Steven and Alain into delivering him a Megalith, leaving them to battle the Legendary Pokémon. When Chespie frees a Zygarde Core, he does suffer a major unforeseen setback, but turns it to his advantage by using Chespie's resulting illness to motivate Alain even further.
* TheCorrupter: Malva teasingly accuses him of being a bad influence on Alain, but he denies this.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: The clash with his Megalith Zygarde is the most climactic, most high-stakes battle of the ''XY'' series.]]
* {{Determinator}}: To his credit, Lysandre will stop at nothing to realize his vision for a better world. In the end, it takes the two Lumiose Cup Finalists, eight Gym Leaders, two Champions, an Elite Four Member, and a regional professor to momentarily stop his plans, about half of them using Mega Evolutions. [[spoiler: And this only slows him down, with Zygarde Complete itself having to step up the plate to stop him once and for all. Even then, Ash and Alain ''have'' to directly attack him and destroy his control device to secure victory. [[DefiantToTheEnd And even as he is seemingly killed, Lysandre still refuses to acknowledge defeat.]]]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: His final scene has him [[spoiler: being engulfed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer, desperately screaming
at his now non-funtional Megalith Zygarde to keep moving.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:After all the research Lysandre and his scientists have made, when Zygarde Complete Forme finally stands before him Lysandre calls it out on hiding such a powerful Forme from him.]]
* DishingOutDirt: His Gyarados knows Stone Edge.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After having Z-2 go on a rampage in Lumiose City, Lysandre announces his plans through television to the whole Kalos region. The Kalos
gym leaders are among those who saw the broadcast.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:After Team Flare is defeated and Lysandre seemingly kills himself on Prism Tower, the Megalith (which takes the form of a Golem-like 50% Zygarde powered by Mega Evolution energy) awakens and sets off to finish what they started. [[SubvertedTrope However]], it's revealed that Lysandre is still alive, and takes command of the Megalith when the heroes [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle thought they finally took it down]].]]
* FaceHeelTurn: According to Lysandre himself,
he holds and his scientists were genuine philanthropists in the past (giving ground to him as a VillainWithGoodPublicity presently), but the over-reliance of people to Lysandre's charity efforts is what caused Lysandre to go off the battle deep end.
* FakeArmDisarm: [[spoiler:He takes direct control of the Megalith using a large device attached to his wrist. After Zygarde steps in to fight the Megalith, Ash, Clemont and Alain use their Pokémon to blast the device with a combined attack, knocking it off his arm. It might have hurt his arm, too, given how it's limp after the attack, but for obvious tone reasons there's no other evidence that he was actually injured.]]
* FakingTheDead: When his Gyarados is beaten, he leaps off Prism Tower to his apparent death. Though the characters are convinced, the viewer might recall that his backpack grants flight.
* FantasticNuke: [[spoiler: His back-up scheme is to have the Megalith collide with the Anistar Sundial to release an explosion that will envelop the entire world.]]
* GodzillaThreshold: Unleashing the Rock Zygarde to collide with Sun Dial, only done so
because the original plan of using Zygarde to the destroy the world was foiled.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Lysandre is seemingly killed off on-screen when Complete Forme Zygarde uses Core Enforcer upon the Rock Zygarde
he's just prepared a SpotOfTea standing on. The Rock Zygarde is completely obliterated and wants them to enjoy it with him; when Ash downs it fast, he asks for help in pulling Lysandre is last seen engulfed by the weeds, almost oblivious blast. Steven seems to the youth's impatient frustration. And when believe that he's simply wrenching them out roughly, Ramos halts still alive, but Malva admits that she has no idea what became of him.]]
* LastVillainStand: By the time he has to personally ensure [[spoiler: that the Megalith Zygarde collides with the Sundial]], he explicitly acknowledges that there is no way he would survive even if he did succeed, but he claims to be more than willing to die for his vision of a better world.
* LightningBruiser: Mega Gyarados is pretty fast despite its size, as shown by its use of Dragon Tail, and is powerful enough to faint [[MightyGlacier Goodra]] in one shot.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has Alain wrapped around his finger and running errands for
him to point out under the need to not be hasty or he'll miss the bigger picture (in this case, another plant hidden among the leaves). The advice pretense that he is conducting research for peaceful purposes. Malva actually helps Ash in his battle, too.
* CoolOldGuy: Ramos is a thoughtful grandpa-like figure, and
calls him out on it, but he claims he hasn't lied to Alain at all.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: He tells Alain to keep quiet about Lysandre Lab's research to Professor Sycamore, as evil people would probably cross Sycamore. He
also proves claims he will harness Mega Evolution energy for peaceful purposes. Both are ''technically'' true from his perspective.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Lysandre's broadcast alerted the Kalos Leaders
to be very wise in regards his plans, and they head to life the badlands to help stop the Megalith before it could reach Anistar City's sundial.]]
* OneManArmy: Being outnumbered 1-to-7 is but a minor inconvenience for his Mega Gyarados. [[spoiler: And then there is his [[EldritchAbomination Megalith Zygarde]], which requires what amounts to an Elite Pokémon army
''and'' battling.
%%* EyesAlwaysShut: Complimenting
Perfect Zygarde to stop.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of XY he never took an active role in Team Flare's activities, letting
his easy-going nature.
* FragileSpeedster: His Jumpluff can't take many hits but is fast, especially after activating its Chlorophyll ability (which makes it go faster).
* GreenThumb: Grass,
grunts, Scientists, Admins and [[UnwittingPawn Alain]] do his specialty type.
* HotBlooded: Given his age
dirty work. Even during the invasion of Lumiose City, it was the scientists and seemingly-limitless patience, it's quite a sight Z-2 (in 50% Forme) who are wreaking havoc, and Lysandre only stepped up to see the final stage of the Gym Battle getting him ''just as hyped as Ash seems to be''.
* LifeDrain: His Gogoat knows both Leech Seed
plate when [[spoiler:Ash and Horn Leech to recover its health. Strangely enough, despite all the health it recovers from attacking Frogadier, Gogoat still goes quickly down.
* PoisonousPerson: Weepinbell is part Poison-Type
Alain and knows Poison Powder, a nasty attack that poisons both, Fletchinder and Hawlucha.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His Jumpluff knows Sunny Day and both it and his Weepinbell have the ability Chlorophyll.
* StatusBuff: His Jumpluff knows Cotton Guard, and both it and Weepinbell have Chlorophyll, giving both of them a massive amount of speed that give Ash's team a lot of trouble.
* TheWorfEffect: Gogoat is Ramos' ace Pokémon, yet it doesn't get the chance to defeat any of Ash's
their Pokémon unlike every other Gym Leader's ace decided to team up and face him.]]
* PlayingWithFire: His Pyroar's primary type. His Gyarados also knows Incinerate.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Takes it even further than the rest of his organisation. It's probably the reason for his Mega Gyarados being Shiny as well.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, and a Non-Family example. In the games he is professor Sycamore's former Pupil, but in the anime their meeting in the fourth Mega Evolution special is explicitly the first time they meet.
* RightHandCat: His Pyroar serves as this when it isn't battling.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes struggle breeds strength, as sees Mega Evolution as
Pokémon in Kalos (except Olympia regaining the strength they lost after being domesticated by humans.
* StartOfDarkness: As he explains to Ash and Alain, he used to be a genuinely benevolent businessman
who uses brought aid to those who needed it. He created Team Flare after those he gave aid to were ungrateful and kept demanding more.
* SuperMode: His Shiny Gyarados can Mega Evolve.
* TraitorShot: There's a stark difference on how he is drawn when he is in front of characters like Alain or Ash and when he is shown to be doing his own goals. Compare these
two Pokémon shots in the same episode where [[http://i.imgur.com/2Kxibsl.jpg he is talking to Ash]] and [[http://i.imgur.com/mS3Jy3s.jpg when he is looking at the Tower]] just right after meeting with Ash.
* TransformationTrinket: His ring contains
a double battle). Weepinbell's performance actually overshadows Gogoat's.

!!'''Valerie (Mâche)'''
[[quoteright:342:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/valerie_anime.png]]
-->'''Voiced
Key Stone.
* TransformationSequence: Gets a mundane one when getting ready to face Ash and Alain, by merely having his drones and backpack attach to him.
* UncattyResemblance: His hairstyle seems to be modeled after his Pyroar.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He wants to create a utopia, and to that end he plans to use Zygarde to destroy the old world so he'll have room to do it.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: He is intrigued by the power Ash and Greninja share, asking Ash to explain it to him after the tournament.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Pretty much everyone thinks of him as a benevolent guy, not knowing that he's running Team Flare.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: While he gradually loses his patience with the setbacks he suffers, he nonetheless managed to [[CrazyPrepared prepare]] for these in time. Once Zygarde reveals its complete forme and defies Lysandre's world vision, however, he starts angrily screaming that Zygarde is an [[TheGodsMustBeLazy uncaring protector]] who has grown senile. He REALLY hits his breaking point, however, when Ash and Alain destroy his arm gauntlet, preventing him from controlling the Megalith Zygarde and ruining his schemes, as well as turning him into a sitting duck for Zygarde's final attack. He seemingly dies screaming for his Megalith to keep moving.]]
* VisionaryVillain: He has plans for letting the world die, so that it can start over anew without its flaws.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Shiny Gyarados.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He does seem to genuinely want to make a better world. He just has zero faith in humanity to do that on their own.
* WineIsClassy: Whenever he isn't doing day-to-day business, he is shown to relax by a fireplace, drinking a glass of wine.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he was more than willing to let Alain live and "enjoy" his new world, he nonetheless claims to have no further need for Alain the moment the boy opposes him. Ditto with Malva.

!!'''Xerosic'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/SatsukiYukino
-->'''Voiced
Tsuguo Mogami
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Kate Bristol
-->'''Voiced
Abe Goldfarb
->'''Voiced
in Latin American Spanish by:''' Valentina Souza

The Fairy-Type Gym Leader
Carlos Hugo Hidalgo

One
of Laverre City. She Team Flare's five main scientists. He is also a well-known fashion designer, having her own clothing shop in the Gym.only male of the group.



* AdaptationalWimp: Sylveon is Valerie's last and most powerful Pokémon in the games, but here it's the first Pokémon she uses in her battle with Ash and it's defeated rather easily. [[spoiler:It's also her ace in the fight against the Legendary Giant Rock]].
* ChekhovsGun: The dress Valerie gave to Serena is later used in Serena's 2nd performance.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Downplayed. She gives off shades of this due to being a Fairy-Type specialist, speaking to her Pokémon in their language, and having a rather calm and elegantly cheerful personality.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Her specialty type is Fairy-Type Pokémon.
* TheFashionista: A very skilled fashion designer.
* FragileSpeedster: Spritzee isn't particularly sturdy. However, it is quite agile, and very fast even without Trick Room.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Much like her game counterpart in Japanese, she speaks with Kansai dialect. Sadly lost in translation.
* NoSell: Since Fairy-Types are immune to Dragon-Type attacks, her Spritzee easily takes a Dragon Breath from Sawyer's Bagon without a scratch.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She appears to be able to speak to Fairy-type Pokémon using PokemonSpeak.
* UncattyResemblance: Invoked, the furisode she makes are all styled after Pokémon.
* {{Wutai}}: Much like Sanpei above, she is quite distinct for being very "Japanese" in a France-based town. The anime also changed Laverre City from a fairy tale-style village into an outright Japanese-themed town.

!!'''Olympia (Gojika)'''
[[quoteright:342:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/olympia.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasakoKatsuki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Catrin Lloyd Bollard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Anabel Méndez

The Psychic-Type Gym Leader of Anistar City. She is well-known for her ability to predict the future, which managed to save Kalos from certain troubles.

to:

* AdaptationalWimp: Sylveon is Valerie's last BigBadWannabe: Sets himself up as Team Flare's new leader. His ambitions are dashed in the span of a single episode.
* BrickJoke: The end result of his battle with Clemont has the latter sending sending him falling through a trap door. In the [=PokeTV=] segment at the end of the episode, Xerosic delivers his report with a bandage wrapped around his head.
* TheDragon: He seems to have authority over the other scientists,
and most powerful Pokémon he answers only to Lysandre.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: True to his nature
in the games, but here it's he shows up after Team Flare's defeat, trying to recollect all the first Pokémon she uses in her battle with Zygarde cells and finish Lysandre's work.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He doesn't get how
Ash and it's defeated rather easily. [[spoiler:It's also her ace in the fight against the Legendary Giant Rock]].
* ChekhovsGun: The dress Valerie gave to Serena is later used in Serena's 2nd performance.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Downplayed. She gives off shades of this due to being a Fairy-Type specialist, speaking to her Pokémon in
co. can be so strong, until Clemont explains that their language, and having a rather calm and elegantly cheerful personality.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Her specialty type is Fairy-Type Pokémon.
* TheFashionista: A very skilled fashion designer.
* FragileSpeedster: Spritzee isn't particularly sturdy. However, it is quite agile, and very fast even without Trick Room.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Much like her game counterpart in Japanese, she speaks with Kansai dialect. Sadly lost in translation.
* NoSell: Since Fairy-Types are immune to Dragon-Type attacks, her Spritzee easily takes a Dragon Breath from Sawyer's Bagon without a scratch.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She appears to be able to speak to Fairy-type Pokémon using PokemonSpeak.
friendship makes them strong.
* UncattyResemblance: Invoked, the furisode she makes are all styled after Pokémon.
* {{Wutai}}: Much like Sanpei above, she
{{Gonk}}: He is quite distinct for being not very "Japanese" in charming, to say the least. Especially glaring considering the other Team Flare members are rather attractive.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In his last appearance, he wisely runs whenever he's confronted. When he finally is cornered, he's beaten fairly quickly.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He normally has
a France-based town. very serious expression, but tends to get enthusiastic whenever he sees Zygarde release its power. The anime also changed Laverre City fact his fellow scientists and their underlings are on the receiving end of that power doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest.
* NonActionGuy: The only scientist not involved in field work. When he does battle Clemont, [[CurbStompBattle he loses pretty quickly.]]
* TheOneGuy: He is the only male scientist, and appears to have authority over the four female scientists.
* PetTheDog: His treatment of Clemont as a WorthyOpponent, showing him respect as a scientist and even wishing they were on the same side.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Defied. [[spoiler:After his plan to collect the Zygarde cells is foiled, he attempts to leap
from the plane to avoid capture (seemingly without a fairy tale-style village into an outright Japanese-themed town.

!!'''Olympia (Gojika)'''
[[quoteright:342:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/olympia.png]]
-->'''Voiced
parachute, but his dialogue indicates he intends to survive the jump). Clemont grabs him with his Aipom arm before he can get away, and he's handed over to Officer Jenny.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Clemont to be this to him.

!!'''Aliana (Akebi)'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasakoKatsuki
-->'''Voiced
Rinko Natsuhi
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Catrin Lloyd Bollard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Anabel Méndez

The Psychic-Type Gym Leader
Theresa Bucheister

One
of Anistar City. She is well-known for her ability to predict Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the future, which managed to save Kalos from certain troubles.four females of the group, she is the one with the orange hair.



* AdaptedOut: In the games she had a Sigilyph and Slowking in addition to her female Meowstic. Here, she instead uses both genders of Meowstic in a double-battle.
* AdaptationExpansion: Managed to have a more distinct role in the anime compared to the games. In the games she just spoke in [[TerseTalker short lines]] while being the 7th gym leader to fight. In the anime, she instead speaks imposing lines, foresees the future Ash has along with his Frogadier, has several apprentices-in-training, and the overseer of an observatory where Psychic trainers can go to meditate and mentally connect with their Pokemon. She managed to predict a disaster occurring in the Hoenn region that allowed Kalos to take safety precautions. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And she managed to thwart Team Rocket's plot without even leaving her gym]].
* AnimeHair: Her purple hair are usually curled and shaped like crescent moons. When she uses her power, they spread out and wave around like tentacles.
* BadassCape: She wears a silver cape that reflects images of outer space underneath. Concept art and the games explain that her cape's space pattern creates zero gravity, which increases her psychic power.
* ClimaxBoss: Olympia served as Ash's final opponent of the X&Y half of the Kalos Saga. Her battle with Ash also foreshadowed what was still to come in XYZ and Greninja's eventual SuperForm.
* CombatClairvoyance: A mild case in which her female Meowstic uses Future Sight, letting her set up an assured, incoming attack.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Of a sort. Her hair is dark purple, but her eyes are light lavender purple (in the games only). It's played more straight in the anime, with her eyes and hair matching colors.
* DualBoss: She uses her two Meowstic against Ash, who in turn selected Frogadier and Talonflame.
* TheEmpath: Has shades of this, particularly towards Ash's Frogadier.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice did Ash manage to turn Olympia's attacks against her; first with the {{Roboteching}} Psyshock/Dark Pulse, and especially with Future Sight.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash's team was caught off-guard by Future Sight in its first release. During the second time, Ash has Pikachu set up as a metronome to time the attack, so that by the third time Future Sight was cast, Ash was ready to turn it against Olympia's team.
* MeaningfulName: Her English name, Olympia, is inspired by Greek mythology and refers to the Greek gods who reside in the heavenly Mt. Olympus. She just happens to be a famed gym leader, and powerful psychic and seer, with a space motif.
* PowerFloats: She seems to float with her own psychic powers.
* Prophetic Fallacy: The prophecy she gave regarding Ash and Professor Sycamore being involved in a great crisis (Team Rocket trying to steal Anistar's sundial) causes one of her students, Carrie, to go off and attack them assuming they were the source of the threat. It leads to a misunderstanding when the people Carrie tried to attack turn out to be innocent. It's implied that similar incidents happened numerous times in the past.
* PsychicPowers: Like the other Psychic Gym Leaders who wielded this trope before her, such as Sabrina and Caitlin, she exhibits them - from [[{{Seers}} seeing the future/past]], to having [[TheEmpath empathy]] and [[PowerFloats telekinesis]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: She has purple hair, eyebrows, and eyes. She's also a powerful psychic and gym leader, who gives Ash quite a bit of trouble before losing to him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Her psychic visions helped the city of Kalos prepare for the destruction caused by Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, thus saving it from being wiped out.
* {{Roboteching}}: Psyshock and Dark Pulse can curve and home in on the targets, courtesy of the female Meowstic's Keen Eyes ability.
* {{Seers}}:
** Can see into the future, letting her predict things and project the vision to others. For instance, she saw the disaster that would occur in Hoenn (the ones featured in The Strongest Mega-Evolution specials), which allowed the Kalos region to prepare accordingly. Lately she is concerned about "the green flames that will burn down Kalos" with a creature mysteriously shaped like a Z...
** She can also see to the past. This made her explain why Ash's Frogadier was special and how they managed to form a specific form of [[PowerOfLove love]].
** Concept art showed that her special bracelets, when worn by others, will allow them to see their own future as well.
* SignatureMove: Future Sight; for Ash, it's ThatOneAttack in-universe, as he spends most of the battle trying to think up a way to counter it. He eventually does.
* SupportPartyMember: Much like the games, the male Meowstic's movepool (Helping Hand and Lightscreen, with the Prankster ability) is tailored to assist the more offense-oriented female.
* WhatTheHellHero: She and her apprentice Charlene harshly scold Carrie for both misinterpreting Olympia's vision and attacking Professor Sycamore's team and Ash and his friends regardless of their innocence based on her own interpretation.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark purple hair, in her case.

!!'''Wulfric (Urup)'''
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wulfric_anime.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Alston Baley

The eighth Gym Leader in the Kalos region, leading over an Ice-Type Gym in Snowbelle City.

to:

* AdaptedOut: In the games she had a Sigilyph AnimeHair: The only Team Flare scientist to fully avert this, as her hairstyle and Slowking in addition to her female Meowstic. Here, she instead uses hair color are both genders of Meowstic in pretty unremarkable by real-life standards.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having
a double-battle.heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Has a Druddigon.
* TheRival: She and Mable have a rather competitive rivalry, as both aspire to be the most prestigious Team Flare operatives.

* AdaptationExpansion: Managed to have a more distinct role in the anime compared to the games. In the games she just spoke in [[TerseTalker short lines]] while being the 7th gym leader to fight. In the anime, she instead speaks imposing lines, foresees the future Ash has along with his Frogadier, has several apprentices-in-training, and the overseer of an observatory where Psychic trainers can go to meditate and mentally connect with their Pokemon. She managed to predict a disaster occurring in the Hoenn region that allowed Kalos to take safety precautions. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And she managed to thwart Team Rocket's plot without even leaving YouAreInCommandNow: A non-lethal variant, but after Mable fails her gym]].
* AnimeHair: Her purple hair are usually curled and shaped like crescent moons. When she uses her power, they spread out and wave around like tentacles.
* BadassCape: She wears a silver cape that reflects images of outer space underneath. Concept art and the games explain that her cape's space pattern creates zero gravity, which increases her psychic power.
* ClimaxBoss: Olympia served as Ash's final opponent
objective to capture Z-2, Aliana gets put in charge of the X&Y half of the Kalos Saga. Her battle with Ash also foreshadowed what was still to come in XYZ operation.
* YouShallNotPass: Tries
and Greninja's eventual SuperForm.
* CombatClairvoyance: A mild case in which her female Meowstic uses Future Sight, letting her set up an assured, incoming attack.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Of a sort. Her hair is dark purple, but her eyes are light lavender purple (in the games only). It's played more straight in the anime, with her eyes
fails to prevent Clembot and hair matching colors.
* DualBoss: She uses her two Meowstic against Ash, who in turn selected Frogadier and Talonflame.
* TheEmpath: Has shades of this, particularly towards Ash's Frogadier.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice did Ash manage to turn Olympia's attacks against her; first with the {{Roboteching}} Psyshock/Dark Pulse, and especially with Future Sight.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash's team was caught off-guard by Future Sight in its first release. During the second time, Ash has Pikachu set up as a metronome to time the attack, so that by the third time Future Sight was cast, Ash was ready to turn it against Olympia's team.
* MeaningfulName: Her English name, Olympia, is inspired by Greek mythology and refers to the Greek gods who reside in the heavenly Mt. Olympus. She just happens to be a famed gym leader, and powerful psychic and seer, with a space motif.
* PowerFloats: She seems to float with her own psychic powers.
* Prophetic Fallacy: The prophecy she gave regarding Ash and Professor Sycamore being involved in a great crisis (Team Rocket trying to steal Anistar's sundial) causes one of her students, Carrie, to go off and attack them assuming they were the source of the threat. It leads to a misunderstanding when the people Carrie tried to attack turn out to be innocent. It's implied that similar incidents happened numerous times in the past.
* PsychicPowers: Like the other Psychic Gym Leaders who wielded this trope before her, such as Sabrina and Caitlin, she exhibits them -
Clemont from [[{{Seers}} seeing entering the future/past]], to having [[TheEmpath empathy]] and [[PowerFloats telekinesis]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: She has purple hair, eyebrows, and eyes. She's also a powerful psychic and gym leader, who gives Ash quite a bit of trouble before losing to him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Her psychic visions helped the city of Kalos prepare for the destruction caused by Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, thus saving it from being wiped out.
* {{Roboteching}}: Psyshock and Dark Pulse can curve and home in on the targets, courtesy of the female Meowstic's Keen Eyes ability.
* {{Seers}}:
** Can see into the future, letting her predict things and project the vision to others. For instance, she saw the disaster that would occur in Hoenn (the ones featured in The Strongest Mega-Evolution specials), which allowed the Kalos region to prepare accordingly. Lately she is concerned about "the green flames that will burn down Kalos" with a creature mysteriously shaped like a Z...
** She can also see to the past. This made her explain why Ash's Frogadier was special and how they managed to form a specific form of [[PowerOfLove love]].
** Concept art showed that her special bracelets, when worn by others, will allow them to see their own future as well.
* SignatureMove: Future Sight; for Ash, it's ThatOneAttack in-universe, as he spends most of the battle trying to think up a way to counter it. He eventually does.
* SupportPartyMember: Much like the games, the male Meowstic's movepool (Helping Hand and Lightscreen, with the Prankster ability) is tailored to assist the more offense-oriented female.
* WhatTheHellHero: She and her apprentice Charlene harshly scold Carrie for both misinterpreting Olympia's vision and attacking Professor Sycamore's team and Ash and his friends regardless of their innocence based on her own interpretation.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark purple hair, in her case.

!!'''Wulfric (Urup)'''
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wulfric_anime.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
Lumiose Gym during Team Flare's invasion.

!!'''Mable (Momiji)'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo
-->'''Voiced
Sayuri Hara
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Michael Alston Baley

The eighth Gym Leader
Laurie Hymes
->'''Voiced
in Latin American Spanish by''': Marisol Romero

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of
the Kalos region, leading over an Ice-Type Gym in Snowbelle City.four females of the group, she is the one with the blue hair.



* AdaptationalBadass: Not that he wasn't badass in games, but in anime, :he's the only gym leader other than Korrina capable of using Mega Evolution - specifically, Mega Abomasnow.
* AdaptedOut: For some reason, in his full gym lineup his Cryogonal is replaced by Bergmite.
* BadassGrandpa: He is visibly of older age, and defeats Ash 3-on-2, [[spoiler:even when Ash's Greninja transforms]].
* BookEnds: Wulfric is this in a number of way when compared to Viola:
** Their battles with Ash involve and ice field.
** They both managed to give Ash a defeat the first time they battle him that sends him into a state of depression that only Serena could help snap him out of.
** They both lost to him the second time, even with a hidden reserved ace up their sleeves.
** They both had Ash getting assistance for battle or training for the rematch, from Pikachu, Talonflame and Greninja.
* BloodKnight: Downplayed, but he is ''very'' eager to face off against the mastered Ash-Greninja and only gets more excited as the battle continues, even if its his Abomasnow that's getting demolished.
* BrokenWinLossStreak: Ash's loss against him marks the first time since Kanto Ash has lost more than one Gym Battle in one region.
* CurbStompBattle:
** He won his first battle against Ash with two of his three Pokémon left intact.
** During their rematch, his Abomasnow gets ''absolutely destroyed'' by Ash-Greninja. Once it Mega Evolves, on the other hand...
* CoolOldGuy: Pun aside, he's a very good Pokémon battler and in spite of his confidence he's very sportsmanlike. He also explains the problem with Ash and Greninja, athough this breaks Ash's confidence ''big time''.
* DemotedToExtra: Avalugg is Wulfric's signature Pokémon in the games and easily defeated Ash's entire team in the first match. It loses its ace position to Mega Abomasnow in the rematch and later on at the climax of the Kalos Saga.
* ElementalArmor: Sharpen coats Bergmite into an icy diamond that boosts Bergmite's attack power.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Avalugg using Gyro Ball. Rather than rolling into a ball like how Valerie's Spritzee did when using this move, Avalugg spins around like a top. It even makes buzz saw sounds! His Bergmite also knows the more traditional Rapid Spin.
* FinalBoss: The final Gym Leader Ash faces, and quite possibly the strongest. During the rematch against Wulfric, Ash is forced to bring everything he has to the table and show how he has bonded with his Pokémon throughout the region. The Japanese episode summary even says Ash has to use all his experience gained thus far.
* GracefulLoser: Doesn't mind losing to Ash at all, and instead congratulates him on qualifying for the Lumiose Conference, while at the same time sternly reminding him that it is his Pokémon who brought him this far.
* GradualGrinder: His Abombasnow has the Snow Warning ability, allowing it to gradually deplete non-Ice Types' health with a hailstorm. However...
* HealingFactor: His Avalugg has the Ice Body ability, recovering health under the same circumstances instead. Coupled with its natural durability, it can endure a beatdown from even [[spoiler:Ash-Greninja]].
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the first match, Abomasnow's role is to setup the Hail to support Avalugg, and Abomasnow is easily defeated by Hawlucha (justified since Flying Press is a devasting attack against Ice/Grass-Types). However, Abomasnow is later revealed to be able to Mega Evolve, giving Ash another hard time in the rematch.
* AnIcePerson: Specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. And he meditates in his ''tanktop'' inside his cold gym while his Pokémon blow cold wind at him. He remains unfazed while frozen in ice!
* KneeCapping: Inflicts this on Ash's Hawlucha, with Avalugg's Gyro Ball grinding against Hawlucha's High Jump Kick.
* MightyGlacier: Pun aside, his Abombasnow and especially his Avalugg aren't very fast, but they can take hits and dish them out like there's no tomorrow.
** Avalugg in particular uses this in its advantage. All of the Pokémon Ash used are very fast compared to Avalugg. Yet one of the major moves Avalugg uses is Gyro Ball - a move that gets stronger if the user's speed is slower than the opponent's speed. It also uses Avalanche, which increases in power when Avalugg moves after its opponent.
* SignatureMove: Avalugg is a frequent user of both Gyro Ball and Avalanche to make up for being a MightyGlacier, while Abomasnow has Wood Hammer.
* StoutStrength: He looks rather chubby and in one scene he is shown being able to lift his Avalugg to its hind legs, with Avalugg weighing in around 1113lbs.
* WorthyOpponent: When Ash-Greninja starts kicking Abomasnow's ass left and right, Wulfric commends Ash and Greninja for their power and admits that he rarely gets to Mega Evolve his Abomasnow.
* SuperMode: Mega Abomasnow, which can even give the fully mastered Ash-Greninja a challenge.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kalos League]]

!!'''Diantha (Carnet)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Vanessa Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Analiz Sánchez

The Kalos League Champion, and a famous movie star.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Not that he wasn't badass in games, but in anime, :he's the only gym leader other than Korrina capable of using Mega Evolution - specifically, Mega Abomasnow.
* AdaptedOut: For some reason, in his full gym lineup his Cryogonal is replaced by Bergmite.
* BadassGrandpa: He is visibly of older age, and defeats Ash 3-on-2, [[spoiler:even when Ash's Greninja transforms]].
* BookEnds: Wulfric is this in a number of way when compared
TheRival: With Aliana, as both aspire to Viola:
** Their battles
be Team Flare's top scientists.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue
with Ash involve and ice field.
** They both managed to give Ash a defeat the first time they battle him that sends him into a state of depression that only Serena could help snap him out of.
** They both lost to him the second time, even
striking down Zygarde with a hidden reserved ace up their sleeves.
** They both had Ash getting assistance for battle or training for the rematch, from Pikachu, Talonflame and Greninja.
* BloodKnight: Downplayed, but he
specialized machines while it is ''very'' eager to face off against the mastered Ash-Greninja and only gets more excited as the battle continues, even if its his Abomasnow that's getting demolished.
* BrokenWinLossStreak: Ash's loss against him marks the first time since Kanto Ash has lost more than one Gym Battle in one region.
* CurbStompBattle:
** He won his first
having a heated battle against Ash with two of his three Pokémon left intact.
** During their rematch, his Abomasnow gets ''absolutely destroyed''
Alain's Charizard.
* OhCrap: When Zygarde (50%) uses land's Wrath. Both times.
* TheWorfEffect: Her first appearance shows her, her Houndoom, and the grunts serving her getting beaten
by Ash-Greninja. Once it Mega Evolves, on a 50%-Zygarde.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has Blue hair, and that's not even getting into her weird, octopus-like haircut. Like
the other hand...
scientists, her visor matcher her hair color.
* CoolOldGuy: Pun aside, he's a very good Pokémon battler and in spite of his confidence he's very sportsmanlike. He also explains the problem with Ash and Greninja, athough this breaks Ash's confidence ''big time''.
* DemotedToExtra: Avalugg is Wulfric's signature Pokémon in the games and easily defeated Ash's entire team in the first match. It loses its ace position to Mega Abomasnow in the rematch and later on at the climax of the Kalos Saga.
* ElementalArmor: Sharpen coats Bergmite into an icy diamond that boosts Bergmite's attack power.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Avalugg using Gyro Ball. Rather than rolling into a ball like how Valerie's Spritzee did when using this move, Avalugg spins around like a top. It even makes buzz saw sounds! His Bergmite also knows the more traditional Rapid Spin.
* FinalBoss: The final Gym Leader Ash faces, and quite possibly the strongest. During the rematch against Wulfric, Ash is forced to bring everything he has to the table and show how he has bonded with his Pokémon throughout the region. The Japanese episode summary even says Ash has to use all his experience gained thus far.
* GracefulLoser: Doesn't mind losing to Ash at all, and instead congratulates him on qualifying for the Lumiose Conference, while at the same time sternly reminding him that it is his Pokémon who brought him this far.
* GradualGrinder: His Abombasnow has the Snow Warning ability, allowing it to gradually deplete non-Ice Types' health with a hailstorm. However...
* HealingFactor: His Avalugg has the Ice Body ability, recovering health under the same circumstances instead. Coupled with its natural durability, it can endure a beatdown from even [[spoiler:Ash-Greninja]].
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the first match, Abomasnow's role is to setup the Hail to support Avalugg, and Abomasnow is easily defeated by Hawlucha (justified since Flying Press is a devasting attack against Ice/Grass-Types). However, Abomasnow is later revealed to be able to Mega Evolve, giving Ash another hard time in the rematch.
* AnIcePerson: Specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. And he meditates in his ''tanktop'' inside his cold gym while his Pokémon blow cold wind at him. He remains unfazed while frozen in ice!
* KneeCapping: Inflicts this on Ash's Hawlucha, with Avalugg's Gyro Ball grinding against Hawlucha's High Jump Kick.
* MightyGlacier: Pun aside, his Abombasnow and especially his Avalugg aren't very fast, but they can take hits and dish them out like there's no tomorrow.
** Avalugg in particular uses this in its advantage. All of the Pokémon Ash used are very fast compared to Avalugg. Yet one of the major moves Avalugg uses is Gyro Ball - a move that gets stronger if the user's speed is slower than the opponent's speed. It also uses Avalanche, which increases in power when Avalugg moves after its opponent.
* SignatureMove: Avalugg is a frequent user of both Gyro Ball and Avalanche to make up for being a MightyGlacier, while Abomasnow has Wood Hammer.
* StoutStrength: He looks rather chubby and in one scene he is
WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being able to lift his Avalugg to its hind legs, with Avalugg weighing in around 1113lbs.
* WorthyOpponent: When Ash-Greninja starts kicking Abomasnow's ass left
defeated and right, Wulfric commends Ash and Greninja for their power and admits that he rarely gets to Mega Evolve his Abomasnow.
* SuperMode: Mega Abomasnow, which can even give
captured by Team Rocket...one scene before the fully mastered Ash-Greninja a challenge.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kalos League]]

!!'''Diantha (Carnet)'''
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-->'''Voiced
[[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.

!!'''Bryony (Bara)'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa
-->'''Voiced
Akane Fujita
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Vanessa Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Analiz Sánchez

The Kalos League Champion, and a famous movie star.
Emily Zoo Zeller

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the green hair.



* TheAce: She's both the champion, and a famous actress.
* AscendedExtra: Diantha stands out as the first and only champion in the video game series that doesn't get too much involvement in the plot, let alone the Team Flare story. In the anime, she openly investigates the upcoming crisis in Kalos (first by consulting with Olympia, then trying to find Ash and friends when she finds out they have a role to play). During the crisis itself, she helps in evacuating citizens fleeing Lumiose City, protecting them from Z-2's rampage, and in the finale of the storyline, rallies the Gym Leaders in order to help stop Team Flare's Megalith.
* BackToBackBadasses: During the Team Flare Arc with Champion from the Hoenn Region Steven Stone when buying Ash and Alain time to [[spoiler:rescue Mairin's Chespin from the Megalith.]]
* TheCameo: She and (Mega) Gardevoir make a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'' where they curb-stomp Wikstrom and his Mega Scizor with a single Moon Blast.
* ClarkKenting: This is lampshaded in the second XY opening, which shows Serena fawning over a poster of the actress as an [[PaperThinDisguise incognito]] Diantha passes her.
* CurbStompBattle: As fitting for the Champion, Diantha hands them out like candy and doesn't need to use Mega Evolution most of the time. [[spoiler:The first time she actually has to put effort into fighting an opponent is against a ''completed'' Ash-Greninja Form, and even then Ash and Greninja pass out from the PowerStrainBlackout from fighting her.]]
* FamedInStory: She's a famous actress as well as the most powerful trainer in Kalos. She actually has to resort to ClarkKenting in public situations.
* FinishingMove: Gardevoir tends to end battles with Moon Blast.
* FlashStep: How Gardevoir evades attacks. She flash-steps out of reach of the opponent because she is in sync with Diantha.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of the Summer Camp sub-arc, when the camera moves through the camp's Hall of Fame, you can see a photo of a young Diantha and her Ralts with two friends and their Pokémon.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Gardevoir's secondary type. Her Moon Blast might be her most powerful move.
* LadyOfWar: She and Gardevoir always battle with grace.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: While the games make a [[CaptainObviousReveal half-hearted attempt]] to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion, she's first introduced as such in the anime.
* NonchalantDodge: Given many experienced Pokémon can already handily dodge attacks in the anime, Gardevoir spams FlashStep versions of these like crazy. It was considered a feat that Greninja was able to land a single attack on her at first.
* OhCrap: Gives a few of these when she realizes [[LetsGetDangerous that getting serious]] with Ash-Greninja is now ''too little too late''. The battle was not going well for her, until they had their PowerStrainBlackout. This leaves her to ponder afterwards what this new evolution is.
* PrimAndProperBun: Diantha's hairstyle, which alludes to her refined, mature personality.
* PsychicPowers: Gardevoir's primary type, but she doesn't use Psychic-Type moves a lot.
* SignatureMove: Gardevoir uses Shadow Ball ''a lot''.
* SupportingLeader: Leads the charge of the Kalos Leaders against the Megalith, but ultimately places the duty of saving the whole world upon Ash and Alain.
* SuperMode: Diantha's Gardevoir can Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long and flowy white gown, like her Gardevoir.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As the Champion, she's ''the'' most skilled trainer in the Kalos region. [[spoiler:And while she may be as strong as that description entails, she is also the first Champion whom Ash managed to give a hard time , because of his and Greninja's unique power.]]

!! '''Siebold (Zumi)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Water-types. He is introduced in the first Mega Evolution special.

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* TheAce: She's BoundAndGagged: Well, not gagged, but she and Aliana get tied up and left hanging for the police once Clembot defeats them.
* {{Determinator}}: Gets badly hurt in
both the champion, and a famous actress.
* AscendedExtra: Diantha stands out as the first and only champion in the video game series
of her encounters with Squishy, but that doesn't get too much involvement in the plot, let alone the Team Flare story. In the anime, she openly investigates the upcoming crisis in Kalos (first by consulting with Olympia, then keep her from trying to find Ash again.
* CombatPragmatism: Both her Liepard
and friends when she finds out they have a role her Bisharp are Dark-Types.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* TheWorfEffect: Her Bisharp gets beaten
to play). During the crisis itself, she helps in evacuating citizens fleeing Lumiose City, protecting them from Z-2's rampage, show how powerful Squishy's 10%-form is, and in the finale of the storyline, rallies the Gym Leaders in order to help stop Team Flare's Megalith.
* BackToBackBadasses: During the Team Flare Arc with Champion from the Hoenn Region Steven Stone when buying Ash and Alain time to [[spoiler:rescue Mairin's Chespin from the Megalith.]]
* TheCameo: She and (Mega) Gardevoir make a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'' where they curb-stomp Wikstrom and his Mega Scizor with a single Moon Blast.
* ClarkKenting: This
her Liepard is lampshaded in the second XY opening, which shows Serena fawning over a poster of the actress as an [[PaperThinDisguise incognito]] Diantha passes her.
* CurbStompBattle: As fitting for the Champion, Diantha hands them out like candy and doesn't need to use Mega Evolution most of the time. [[spoiler:The first time she actually has to put effort into fighting an opponent is against a ''completed''
easily beaten by Ash-Greninja Form, and even then Ash and Greninja pass out from the PowerStrainBlackout from fighting her.]]
* FamedInStory: She's a famous actress as well as the most powerful trainer in Kalos. She actually has to resort to ClarkKenting in public situations.
* FinishingMove: Gardevoir tends to end battles
despite teaming up with Moon Blast.
Celosia's Manectric.
* FlashStep: How Gardevoir evades attacks. YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She flash-steps out of reach of the opponent because she is in sync with Diantha.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of the Summer Camp sub-arc, when the camera moves through the camp's Hall of Fame, you can see a photo of a young Diantha
has green hair and her Ralts with two friends and their Pokémon.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Gardevoir's secondary type. Her Moon Blast might be her most powerful move.
* LadyOfWar: She and Gardevoir always battle with grace.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: While the games make
a [[CaptainObviousReveal half-hearted attempt]] green visor to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion, she's first introduced as such in the anime.
* NonchalantDodge: Given many experienced Pokémon can already handily dodge attacks in the anime, Gardevoir spams FlashStep versions of these like crazy. It was considered a feat that Greninja was able to land a single attack on her at first.
* OhCrap: Gives a few of these when she realizes [[LetsGetDangerous that getting serious]] with Ash-Greninja is now ''too little too late''. The battle was not going well for her, until they had their PowerStrainBlackout. This leaves her to ponder afterwards what this new evolution is.
* PrimAndProperBun: Diantha's hairstyle, which alludes to her refined, mature personality.
* PsychicPowers: Gardevoir's primary type, but she doesn't use Psychic-Type moves a lot.
* SignatureMove: Gardevoir uses Shadow Ball ''a lot''.
* SupportingLeader: Leads the charge of the Kalos Leaders against the Megalith, but ultimately places the duty of saving the whole world upon Ash and Alain.
* SuperMode: Diantha's Gardevoir can Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long and flowy white gown, like her Gardevoir.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As the Champion, she's ''the'' most skilled trainer in the Kalos region. [[spoiler:And while she may be as strong as that description entails, she is also the first Champion whom Ash managed to give a hard time , because of his and Greninja's unique power.]]

!! '''Siebold (Zumi)'''
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boot.

!!'''Celosia (Correa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

Karin Nanami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Paquet

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the Elite Four members four females of Kalos who specializes in Water-types. He is introduced in the first Mega Evolution special.group, she is the one with the purple hair.



* ChefOfIron: He is a Top-class chef in addition to being a member of the Elite Four.
* CurbStompCushion: Alain's Charizard manages to get a few good hits in and endure several as well, but in the end Siebold wins without too much trouble.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He defeats Alain and his Mega Charizard X with his powerful Mega Blastoise while using Water-Type and Dragon-Type attacks, establishing how powerful he is as an Elite Four member. And he doesn't look down on Alain, despite the type disadvantage.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair and is a very sportsman-like person; after defeating Alain, he congratulates him on putting up a good fight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't Mega Evolve his Blastoise from the start, holding his own against Mega Charizard X with just his regular Blastoise. He then Mega Evolves it to show off how powerful it really is.
* KiAttacks: Mega Blastoise's Mega Launcher boosts Pulse attacks such as Dragon Pulse.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water-Types and is very proud of his Water-Type team.
* MoreDakka: His Blastoise develops a third cannon when it Mega Evolves.
* ManInWhite: Dresses in white clothes, it probably relates to his profession as a chef.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key Stone and Blastoisinite.
* UseYourHead: His Blastoise knows Skull Bash and hits Mega Charizard X on the stomach.

!!'''Wikstrom (Gampi)'''

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Steel-types. He only makes a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', the 17th movie.
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* TheCameo: In ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', he appears in the final section of the prologue along with Diantha. He doesn't get a close-up, though.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His only shown Pokémon is (Mega) Scizor, a Bug-Type Pokémon around the size of a human that has pincers for hands.
* CurbStompBattle: His entire battle with Diantha during their cameo consists of her Mega Gardevoir dodging his Mega Scizor's Shadow Claw and then getting one-shotted by a Moon Blast.
* ExtraOreDinary: Wikstrom is a Steel-Type specialist.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Wikstrom wears an armor because he is a knight.
* PowerPincers: His Mega Scizor has large pincers that can also be described as brutal-looking [[ShearMenace scissors]].
* SoulPower: His Mega Scizor's only shown move is the Ghost-Type move called Shadow Claw, which normally is super effective against Psychic-Types like Mega Gardevoir, but it doesn't hit at all.
* SuperMode: His Scizor can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor and is only shown in that form.
* TheWorfEffect: Being a Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon, Mega Scizor should have the advantage over Mega Gardevoir with its Steel-typing and its Steel- and Ghost-Type moves, but Mega Gardevoir isn't the Champion's ace for show, as it easily defeats Mega Scizor with [[ScissorsCutsRock Moon Blast]].

!!'''Malva (Pachira)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Fire-types. [[TokenEvilTeammate There's more to her]] than being just one of the Kalos League's top Pokémon trainers.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the games, she despises the Player Character for defeating Team Flare and seems to have been aware of [[FantasticNuke what]] they were planning. In the anime, she ends up siding with Ash and Alain against Lysandre because she is disgusted by his true plans.]]
* TheAce: She is the final trainer Alain faces in his challenge, and she is easily stronger than the 9 trainers preceding her. Her Houndoom holds the upper hand for most of the battle against Alain's Charizard. As a member of the Elite Four, she may very well be the strongest trainer in Team Flare.
* TheAtoner: Even after helping defeat Lysandre and stopping the Megalith, Malva nonchalantly tells Steven that she'll be taking care of the rest of the Team Flare dissidents, after that of which she'll turn herself over to the authorities.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is close acquaintance of Lysandre, which puts her pretty high in Team Flare Rankings, and she is an Elite Four member to boot. Aside from Lysandre, she is also the only member capable of Mega Evolving her Pokémon.
* BadBoss: PlayedForLaughs. She is very demanding of her Camera crew, who happen to be [[ButtMonkey Team Rocket]] in disguise.
* CoolShades: She wears a pair of transparent violet shades.
* CastingAShadow: Her Houndoom's secondary type, hinting her affiliation with Team Flare who have a preference over Dark-types.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up in the penultimate episode of XY, as a news reporter.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed, but she half-jokingly calls out Lysandre on being a bad influence towards Alain.
** She was completely shocked when Team Flare showed up after the Kalos League and have Z-2 rampage across Lumiose City. [[spoiler:And she ultimately sides with the heroes, even [[BigDamnHeroes saving]] Pikachu, Greninja and Charizard when she and Mega Houndoom show up to aid Ash and Alain against Lysandre.]]
* FinalBoss: Is Alain's final opponent in the 10-man gauntlet during the fourth Mega Evolution special.
* GraceFulLoser: After losing, she teasingly claims that she despises Alain for defeating her before saying that he really is remarkable.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She turns against Lysandre and joins Ash and Alain in their battle against him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Defied. Although Malva was not fully aware of Lysandre's true plan, performed a HeelFaceTurn and ultimately helped save the world from destruction, she does not use any of them to escape punishment for being part of Team Flare. In fact, she states she'll turn herself to the authorities after disbanding Team Flare for good. Given all the above, however, it's unlikely she'll suffer any serious consequences.]]
* NoSell: Base Houndoom has Flash Fire as its ability, allowing it to absorb Fire-Type attacks. Key word being BASE Houndoom, as it loses this ability upon Mega Evolving, which ironically allows Charizard to knock it out with Blast Burn.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite her allegiance to Team Flare, Malva really didn't do anything in the organization's name; the only time we see her do anything on Lysandre's behalf was as a volunteer in the ten-man gauntlet Lysandre puts Alain through. She would probably fit for OrcusOnHisThrone, but she spends half her time onscreen as a reporter, and the other half going up ''against'' Team Flare.
* PlayingWithFire: She specializes in Fire-types.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In true Team Flare fashion.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key stone and Houndoominite.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being an Elite Four member, she is allied with Team Flare. [[spoiler: Eventually [[TokenGoodTeammate inverted]], as she is the only member of Team Flare ''not'' to be evil...or at the very least, [[EvenEvilHasStandards less evil than the rest.]]]]

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* ChefOfIron: He is a Top-class chef in addition to being a member of the Elite Four.
* CurbStompCushion: Alain's Charizard manages Her Manetric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja, but gets a small hit in to get a few good hits in show Ash and endure several as well, but Greninja share each other's pain while in the end Siebold wins without too much trouble.
form.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He defeats Alain FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Team Flare is monitoring Ash and his Mega Charizard X with his powerful Mega Blastoise while using Water-Type and Dragon-Type attacks, establishing how powerful he Co, she is as shown eating a bag of chips.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Manetric is
an Elite Four member. And he Electric-Type.
* SmugSnake: She is the most outwardly confident of Team Flare's scientists, but she hasn't achieved anything that backs up said confidence. In the end, she
doesn't look down on Alain, despite even get the type disadvantage.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair and is a very sportsman-like person; after defeating Alain, he congratulates him on putting up a good fight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't Mega Evolve his Blastoise from
dignity of being beaten by the start, holding his own protagonists or fighting against Mega Charizard X with just his regular Blastoise. He then Mega Evolves it to show off how powerful it really is.
* KiAttacks: Mega Blastoise's Mega Launcher boosts Pulse attacks such as Dragon Pulse.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water-Types
a Champion, but gets beaten and is very proud of his Water-Type team.
taken captive by ''the Team Rocket Trio''.
* MoreDakka: His Blastoise develops a third cannon when it Mega Evolves.
* ManInWhite: Dresses in white clothes, it probably relates to his profession as a chef.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key Stone and Blastoisinite.
* UseYourHead: His Blastoise knows Skull Bash and hits Mega Charizard X on the stomach.

!!'''Wikstrom (Gampi)'''

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Steel-types. He only makes a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', the 17th movie.
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* TheCameo: In ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', he appears in the final section of the prologue along with Diantha. He doesn't get a close-up, though.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His only
WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown Pokémon is (Mega) Scizor, a Bug-Type Pokémon around being defeated and captured by Team Rocket... one scene before the size of a human that has pincers for hands.
* CurbStompBattle: His entire battle with Diantha during their cameo consists of
[[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her Mega Gardevoir dodging his Mega Scizor's Shadow Claw and then getting one-shotted by a Moon Blast.
* ExtraOreDinary: Wikstrom is a Steel-Type specialist.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Wikstrom wears an armor because he is a knight.
* PowerPincers: His Mega Scizor has large pincers that can also be described as brutal-looking [[ShearMenace scissors]].
* SoulPower: His Mega Scizor's only shown move is the Ghost-Type move called Shadow Claw, which normally is super effective against Psychic-Types like Mega Gardevoir, but it doesn't hit at all.
* SuperMode: His Scizor can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor and is only shown in that form.
outside before that.
* TheWorfEffect: Being a Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon, Mega Scizor should have the advantage over Mega Gardevoir with its Steel-typing and its Steel- and Ghost-Type moves, but Mega Gardevoir isn't the Champion's ace for show, as it easily defeats Mega Scizor with [[ScissorsCutsRock Moon Blast]].

!!'''Malva (Pachira)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/malva.jpg]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Fire-types. [[TokenEvilTeammate There's more to her]] than being just one of the Kalos League's top Pokémon trainers.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the games, she despises the Player Character for defeating Team Flare and seems to have been aware of [[FantasticNuke what]] they were planning. In the anime, she ends up siding with Ash and Alain against Lysandre because she is disgusted by his true plans.]]
* TheAce: She is the final trainer Alain faces in his challenge, and she is easily stronger than the 9 trainers preceding her. Her Houndoom holds the upper hand for most of
During the battle against Alain's Charizard. As a member of the Elite Four, she may very well be the strongest trainer in Team Flare.
* TheAtoner: Even after helping defeat Lysandre and stopping the Megalith, Malva nonchalantly tells Steven that she'll be taking care of the rest of the Team Flare dissidents, after that of which she'll turn herself over to the authorities.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is close acquaintance of Lysandre, which puts
at Terminus Cave: her pretty high in Team Flare Rankings, and she Drapion is an Elite Four member beaten back by Ash's Noibat to boot. Aside from Lysandre, she is also the only member capable of Mega Evolving her Pokémon.
* BadBoss: PlayedForLaughs. She is very demanding of her Camera crew, who happen to be [[ButtMonkey Team Rocket]] in disguise.
* CoolShades: She wears a pair of transparent violet shades.
* CastingAShadow: Her Houndoom's secondary type, hinting her affiliation
show its increased power. Also, despite teaming up with Team Flare who have Bryony's Liepard and a preference over Dark-types.
type advantage, her Manectric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja.
* EarlyBirdCameo: WouldHurtAChild: She shows up in the penultimate episode of XY, as a news reporter.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed, but she half-jokingly calls out Lysandre
orders her Drapion to use Pin Missile on being a bad influence towards Alain.
**
Bonnie.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
She was completely shocked when Team Flare showed up after the Kalos League has purple hair and have Z-2 rampage across Lumiose City. [[spoiler:And she ultimately sides with the heroes, even [[BigDamnHeroes saving]] Pikachu, Greninja and Charizard when she and Mega Houndoom show up to aid Ash and Alain against Lysandre.]]
* FinalBoss: Is Alain's final opponent in the 10-man gauntlet during the fourth Mega Evolution special.
* GraceFulLoser: After losing, she teasingly claims that she despises Alain for defeating her before saying that he really is remarkable.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She turns against Lysandre and joins Ash and Alain in their battle against him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Defied. Although Malva was not fully aware of Lysandre's true plan, performed
a HeelFaceTurn and ultimately helped save the world from destruction, she does not use any of them to escape punishment for being part of Team Flare. In fact, she states she'll turn herself to the authorities after disbanding Team Flare for good. Given all the above, however, it's unlikely she'll suffer any serious consequences.]]
* NoSell: Base Houndoom has Flash Fire as its ability, allowing it to absorb Fire-Type attacks. Key word being BASE Houndoom, as it loses this ability upon Mega Evolving, which ironically allows Charizard to knock it out with Blast Burn.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite her allegiance to Team Flare, Malva really didn't do anything in the organization's name; the only time we see her do anything on Lysandre's behalf was as a volunteer in the ten-man gauntlet Lysandre puts Alain through. She would probably fit for OrcusOnHisThrone, but she spends half her time onscreen as a reporter, and the other half going up ''against'' Team Flare.
* PlayingWithFire: She specializes in Fire-types.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In true Team Flare fashion.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key stone and Houndoominite.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being an Elite Four member, she is allied with Team Flare. [[spoiler: Eventually [[TokenGoodTeammate inverted]], as she is the only member of Team Flare ''not'' to be evil...or at the very least, [[EvenEvilHasStandards less evil than the rest.]]]]
matching purple visor.




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!!'''All of Them'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/teamflare.jpg]]

The regional evil organization of Kalos who are the ArcVillain of the XY&Z saga. Unlike the games where their plan revolves around Xerneas or Yveltal, the anime variation has their plan centered on Zygarde.
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* CoolShades: All of the grunts and scientists wear a pair of shades. The female scientists' ones in particular can more accurately be described as an advanced visor. Lysandre usually goes without them, but he dons one for the final battle.
* CrazyPrepared: They actually bother to send a pursuit squad after Ash and Co. when they notice their connection to the Zygarde Core, and when it seems the Core has left them they recall the unit in order to look for it in the zone where it was last traced. This ends up being a mistake, but it's an efficient train of thought.
* DarkIsEvil: They seem to have a preference for Dark-Types.
* EliteMooks: The Team Flare scientists use powerful, evolved Pokémon like Manectric and Liepard and are more likely to engage the protagonists on-on-one.
* EvilerThanThou: Downplayed. While Team Rocket are slowly proving worthier competition than they had assumed, Team Flare are still the more serious, powerful and cold blooded group.
* KnightOfCerebus: Their introduction marks a whole new level of [[DarkerAndEdgier darkness]] that the anime rarely sees. They also go further than any villains before them, wanting the destruction of the world itself.
* MindControlDevice: They use Mega Evolution energy to corrupt and control Pokémon. This works on Zygarde, but Ash and Greninja's bond is too strong to overcome.
* {{Mooks}}: The standard Team Flare Grunts only use unevolved Pokémon like Skorupi and Houndour.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: They are led by a manipulative mastermind and and their long-term intentions are kept secret. They also have a Legal front in the form of Lysandre Labs.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Their superweapon harnesses the power of Zygarde. The effects of the weapon on the island Team Flare is performing experiments from is staggering, in spite of using only ''10'' Zygarde cells. When they unleash the complete version, it can destroy a city as a warmup.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Their red wardrobe and dark-coloured Pokémon are a good indicator of their alignment.
* SmugSnake: With the exception of their Leader and Malva, all of its members are in way over their head when facing the likes of Zygarde or, later on, Ash-Greninja. Even against Team Rocket, they totally underestimate their VillainousValor.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: When they take notice of the groups' connection with the Zygarde core, and their desire to protect it, they start actively monitoring them.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: All of them, Lysandre in particular, are a darker and more formidable threat than anything else in the ''XY'' series.
* ZettaiRyouiki: The female scientists have all Type A.

!!'''Lysandre (Fleur-de-lis)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hideaki Tezuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' H.D. Quinn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis

The leader of Team Flare.
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, he is a powerful trainer but still falls behind Malva and the rest of the Elite Four, level-wise. Here? He faces down Malva, Ash and Alain ''at the same time''.
* AdaptationDyeJob: His Gyarados is Shiny in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: He genuinely likes his own Pokémon and is capable of Mega Evolution, which only trainers with a close bond to their Pokémon can achieve. He is also a close acquantaince of Malva, doesn't seem to be a bad boss, and appears to legitimately appreciate Alain.
* ArcVillain: Of the XY&Z saga, as the leader of Team Flare.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from Malva, he is the only one in the organisation capable of Mega Evolving his Pokémon. His Pyroar is strong enough to force Alain's Charizard and Steven's Metagross to dodge its attacks, and Mega Gyarados takes on seven Pokémon and faints four before Pikachu finally knocks it down.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Has shades of this, as he himself believes he hasn't lied to Alain at all. Turns out he doesn't believe he is lying.
* BigBad: Of the ''XY'' series as a whole, showing up as early as the end of the first Mega Evolution special, then appearing in all the rest of them before moving on to be the ArcVillain of ''XY&Z''.
* BrutalHonesty: In spite of presenting himself as a warm, fatherly figure he does make it perfectly clear to Alain that he has no time for weaklings.
* TheChessmaster: He successfully manipulates the Hoenn Champion Steven and Alain into delivering him a Megalith, leaving them to battle the Legendary Pokémon. When Chespie frees a Zygarde Core, he does suffer a major unforeseen setback, but turns it to his advantage by using Chespie's resulting illness to motivate Alain even further.
* TheCorrupter: Malva teasingly accuses him of being a bad influence on Alain, but he denies this.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: The clash with his Megalith Zygarde is the most climactic, most high-stakes battle of the ''XY'' series.]]
* {{Determinator}}: To his credit, Lysandre will stop at nothing to realize his vision for a better world. In the end, it takes the two Lumiose Cup Finalists, eight Gym Leaders, two Champions, an Elite Four Member, and a regional professor to momentarily stop his plans, about half of them using Mega Evolutions. [[spoiler: And this only slows him down, with Zygarde Complete itself having to step up the plate to stop him once and for all. Even then, Ash and Alain ''have'' to directly attack him and destroy his control device to secure victory. [[DefiantToTheEnd And even as he is seemingly killed, Lysandre still refuses to acknowledge defeat.]]]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: His final scene has him [[spoiler: being engulfed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer, desperately screaming at his now non-funtional Megalith Zygarde to keep moving.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:After all the research Lysandre and his scientists have made, when Zygarde Complete Forme finally stands before him Lysandre calls it out on hiding such a powerful Forme from him.]]
* DishingOutDirt: His Gyarados knows Stone Edge.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After having Z-2 go on a rampage in Lumiose City, Lysandre announces his plans through television to the whole Kalos region. The Kalos gym leaders are among those who saw the broadcast.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:After Team Flare is defeated and Lysandre seemingly kills himself on Prism Tower, the Megalith (which takes the form of a Golem-like 50% Zygarde powered by Mega Evolution energy) awakens and sets off to finish what they started. [[SubvertedTrope However]], it's revealed that Lysandre is still alive, and takes command of the Megalith when the heroes [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle thought they finally took it down]].]]
* FaceHeelTurn: According to Lysandre himself, he and his scientists were genuine philanthropists in the past (giving ground to him as a VillainWithGoodPublicity presently), but the over-reliance of people to Lysandre's charity efforts is what caused Lysandre to go off the deep end.
* FakeArmDisarm: [[spoiler:He takes direct control of the Megalith using a large device attached to his wrist. After Zygarde steps in to fight the Megalith, Ash, Clemont and Alain use their Pokémon to blast the device with a combined attack, knocking it off his arm. It might have hurt his arm, too, given how it's limp after the attack, but for obvious tone reasons there's no other evidence that he was actually injured.]]
* FakingTheDead: When his Gyarados is beaten, he leaps off Prism Tower to his apparent death. Though the characters are convinced, the viewer might recall that his backpack grants flight.
* FantasticNuke: [[spoiler: His back-up scheme is to have the Megalith collide with the Anistar Sundial to release an explosion that will envelop the entire world.]]
* GodzillaThreshold: Unleashing the Rock Zygarde to collide with Sun Dial, only done so because the original plan of using Zygarde to the destroy the world was foiled.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Lysandre is seemingly killed off on-screen when Complete Forme Zygarde uses Core Enforcer upon the Rock Zygarde he's standing on. The Rock Zygarde is completely obliterated and Lysandre is last seen engulfed by the blast. Steven seems to believe that he's still alive, but Malva admits that she has no idea what became of him.]]
* LastVillainStand: By the time he has to personally ensure [[spoiler: that the Megalith Zygarde collides with the Sundial]], he explicitly acknowledges that there is no way he would survive even if he did succeed, but he claims to be more than willing to die for his vision of a better world.
* LightningBruiser: Mega Gyarados is pretty fast despite its size, as shown by its use of Dragon Tail, and is powerful enough to faint [[MightyGlacier Goodra]] in one shot.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has Alain wrapped around his finger and running errands for him under the pretense that he is conducting research for peaceful purposes. Malva actually calls him out on it, but he claims he hasn't lied to Alain at all.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: He tells Alain to keep quiet about Lysandre Lab's research to Professor Sycamore, as evil people would probably cross Sycamore. He also claims he will harness Mega Evolution energy for peaceful purposes. Both are ''technically'' true from his perspective.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Lysandre's broadcast alerted the Kalos Leaders to his plans, and they head to the badlands to help stop the Megalith before it could reach Anistar City's sundial.]]
* OneManArmy: Being outnumbered 1-to-7 is but a minor inconvenience for his Mega Gyarados. [[spoiler: And then there is his [[EldritchAbomination Megalith Zygarde]], which requires what amounts to an Elite Pokémon army ''and'' Perfect Zygarde to stop.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of XY he never took an active role in Team Flare's activities, letting his grunts, Scientists, Admins and [[UnwittingPawn Alain]] do his dirty work. Even during the invasion of Lumiose City, it was the scientists and Z-2 (in 50% Forme) who are wreaking havoc, and Lysandre only stepped up to the plate when [[spoiler:Ash and Alain and their Pokémon decided to team up and face him.]]
* PlayingWithFire: His Pyroar's primary type. His Gyarados also knows Incinerate.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Takes it even further than the rest of his organisation. It's probably the reason for his Mega Gyarados being Shiny as well.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, and a Non-Family example. In the games he is professor Sycamore's former Pupil, but in the anime their meeting in the fourth Mega Evolution special is explicitly the first time they meet.
* RightHandCat: His Pyroar serves as this when it isn't battling.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes struggle breeds strength, as sees Mega Evolution as Pokémon regaining the strength they lost after being domesticated by humans.
* StartOfDarkness: As he explains to Ash and Alain, he used to be a genuinely benevolent businessman who brought aid to those who needed it. He created Team Flare after those he gave aid to were ungrateful and kept demanding more.
* SuperMode: His Shiny Gyarados can Mega Evolve.
* TraitorShot: There's a stark difference on how he is drawn when he is in front of characters like Alain or Ash and when he is shown to be doing his own goals. Compare these two shots in the same episode where [[http://i.imgur.com/2Kxibsl.jpg he is talking to Ash]] and [[http://i.imgur.com/mS3Jy3s.jpg when he is looking at the Tower]] just right after meeting with Ash.
* TransformationTrinket: His ring contains a Key Stone.
* TransformationSequence: Gets a mundane one when getting ready to face Ash and Alain, by merely having his drones and backpack attach to him.
* UncattyResemblance: His hairstyle seems to be modeled after his Pyroar.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He wants to create a utopia, and to that end he plans to use Zygarde to destroy the old world so he'll have room to do it.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: He is intrigued by the power Ash and Greninja share, asking Ash to explain it to him after the tournament.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Pretty much everyone thinks of him as a benevolent guy, not knowing that he's running Team Flare.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: While he gradually loses his patience with the setbacks he suffers, he nonetheless managed to [[CrazyPrepared prepare]] for these in time. Once Zygarde reveals its complete forme and defies Lysandre's world vision, however, he starts angrily screaming that Zygarde is an [[TheGodsMustBeLazy uncaring protector]] who has grown senile. He REALLY hits his breaking point, however, when Ash and Alain destroy his arm gauntlet, preventing him from controlling the Megalith Zygarde and ruining his schemes, as well as turning him into a sitting duck for Zygarde's final attack. He seemingly dies screaming for his Megalith to keep moving.]]
* VisionaryVillain: He has plans for letting the world die, so that it can start over anew without its flaws.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Shiny Gyarados.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He does seem to genuinely want to make a better world. He just has zero faith in humanity to do that on their own.
* WineIsClassy: Whenever he isn't doing day-to-day business, he is shown to relax by a fireplace, drinking a glass of wine.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he was more than willing to let Alain live and "enjoy" his new world, he nonetheless claims to have no further need for Alain the moment the boy opposes him. Ditto with Malva.

!!'''Xerosic'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Tsuguo Mogami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Abe Goldfarb
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Hugo Hidalgo

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. He is the only male of the group.
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* BigBadWannabe: Sets himself up as Team Flare's new leader. His ambitions are dashed in the span of a single episode.
* BrickJoke: The end result of his battle with Clemont has the latter sending sending him falling through a trap door. In the [=PokeTV=] segment at the end of the episode, Xerosic delivers his report with a bandage wrapped around his head.
* TheDragon: He seems to have authority over the other scientists, and he answers only to Lysandre.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: True to his nature in the games, he shows up after Team Flare's defeat, trying to recollect all the Zygarde cells and finish Lysandre's work.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He doesn't get how Ash and co. can be so strong, until Clemont explains that their friendship makes them strong.
* {{Gonk}}: He is not very charming, to say the least. Especially glaring considering the other Team Flare members are rather attractive.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In his last appearance, he wisely runs whenever he's confronted. When he finally is cornered, he's beaten fairly quickly.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He normally has a very serious expression, but tends to get enthusiastic whenever he sees Zygarde release its power. The fact his fellow scientists and their underlings are on the receiving end of that power doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest.
* NonActionGuy: The only scientist not involved in field work. When he does battle Clemont, [[CurbStompBattle he loses pretty quickly.]]
* TheOneGuy: He is the only male scientist, and appears to have authority over the four female scientists.
* PetTheDog: His treatment of Clemont as a WorthyOpponent, showing him respect as a scientist and even wishing they were on the same side.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Defied. [[spoiler:After his plan to collect the Zygarde cells is foiled, he attempts to leap from the plane to avoid capture (seemingly without a parachute, but his dialogue indicates he intends to survive the jump). Clemont grabs him with his Aipom arm before he can get away, and he's handed over to Officer Jenny.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Clemont to be this to him.

!!'''Aliana (Akebi)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Rinko Natsuhi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Theresa Bucheister

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the orange hair.
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* AnimeHair: The only Team Flare scientist to fully avert this, as her hairstyle and hair color are both pretty unremarkable by real-life standards.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having a heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Has a Druddigon.
* TheRival: She and Mable have a rather competitive rivalry, as both aspire to be the most prestigious Team Flare operatives.
* YouAreInCommandNow: A non-lethal variant, but after Mable fails her objective to capture Z-2, Aliana gets put in charge of the operation.
* YouShallNotPass: Tries and fails to prevent Clembot and Clemont from entering the Lumiose Gym during Team Flare's invasion.

!!'''Mable (Momiji)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Sayuri Hara
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Laurie Hymes
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Marisol Romero

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the blue hair.
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* TheRival: With Aliana, as both aspire to be Team Flare's top scientists.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having a heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
* OhCrap: When Zygarde (50%) uses land's Wrath. Both times.
* TheWorfEffect: Her first appearance shows her, her Houndoom, and the grunts serving her getting beaten by a 50%-Zygarde.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has Blue hair, and that's not even getting into her weird, octopus-like haircut. Like the other scientists, her visor matcher her hair color.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket...one scene before the [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.

!!'''Bryony (Bara)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Akane Fujita
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Zoo Zeller

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the green hair.
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* BoundAndGagged: Well, not gagged, but she and Aliana get tied up and left hanging for the police once Clembot defeats them.
* {{Determinator}}: Gets badly hurt in both of her encounters with Squishy, but that doesn't keep her from trying again.
* CombatPragmatism: Both her Liepard and her Bisharp are Dark-Types.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* TheWorfEffect: Her Bisharp gets beaten to show how powerful Squishy's 10%-form is, and her Liepard is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja despite teaming up with Celosia's Manectric.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has green hair and a green visor to boot.

!!'''Celosia (Correa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Karin Nanami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Paquet

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the purple hair.
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* CurbStompCushion: Her Manetric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja, but gets a small hit in to show Ash and Greninja share each other's pain while in the form.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Team Flare is monitoring Ash and Co, she is shown eating a bag of chips.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Manetric is an Electric-Type.
* SmugSnake: She is the most outwardly confident of Team Flare's scientists, but she hasn't achieved anything that backs up said confidence. In the end, she doesn't even get the dignity of being beaten by the protagonists or fighting against a Champion, but gets beaten and taken captive by ''the Team Rocket Trio''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket... one scene before the [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.
* TheWorfEffect: During the battle at Terminus Cave: her Drapion is beaten back by Ash's Noibat to show its increased power. Also, despite teaming up with Bryony's Liepard and a type advantage, her Manectric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja.
* WouldHurtAChild: She orders her Drapion to use Pin Missile on Bonnie.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple hair and a matching purple visor.
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!!'''Clemont (Citron)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YuukiKaji
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' José Ángel Torres, Humberto Vélez Jr. (flashback as a kid)

The new boy for the XY series, and Bonnie's older brother. GadgeteerGenius extraordinaire, his inventions have helped Ash on more than one occasion. He is also the true Gym Leader of Lumiose City.

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-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' José Ángel Torres, Humberto Vélez Jr. (flashback as Roberto Gutiérrez

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The new boy
passion for the XY series, dancing that Ash meets at Sycamore's summer camp. A close friend of Shauna and Bonnie's older brother. GadgeteerGenius extraordinaire, his inventions have helped Ash on more than one occasion. He is also the true Gym Leader of Lumiose City.Trevor.



* AdaptedOut: His Emolga from the games is replaced with a Magnemite. This might be due to Iris having an Emolga during the ''Black and White'' saga.
* {{Adorkable}}: His poor physical condition and obsession with technology, just to name a few of his endearing quirks.
* AgentScully: Played with. When Clemont gets scared of something illogical, he tries desperately to explain it from a scientific perspective, if just to relieve himself.
* AngerBornOfWorry: When Bonnie wants to go look for Squishy in the dead of the night and doesn't take "no" for an answer, Clemont briefly has to raise his voice and scream that, if she were to leave, HE would be worried sick.
* AwesomeBackpack: His backpack contains numerous scientific gadgets, including an [[ArtificialLimbs Aipom-Arm]] and an enormous airbag, among other things. On the downside, it is likely heavy, which makes his lack of athletic physique more apparent.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He basically managed to get a good fight out of Ash & Pikachu with a freshly-caught Bunnelby just by correctly anticipating how the two would battle, [[DidntSeeThatComing but didn't expect Ash to lure him in with Iron Tail to get in Electro Ball at point-blank range]].
* BadassBookworm: He's a GadgeteerGenius, but also a Gym Leader who is exceptionally skilled at Pokémon battles.
* BagOfHolding: Equipped his backpack with a function that lets out an enormous airbag.
* BerserkButton: Clemont can get very antsy if you diminish the importance and fascination of technology (even when it's sometimes more convoluted than just doing things manually). In one instance he was even willing to [[NotSoDifferent side with James]] when one of Team Rocket's inventions was debunked as pointless.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares for and protects Bonnie.
* BlindWithoutEm: When Pancham runs off with his glasses, we learn that he can't see a thing without them.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: He borrowed Ash's catchphrase about his excitement of science due to him gone after the events of the series.
* BunglingInventor: The Japanese opening shows one of his inventions exploding right in his face. Most of his other inventions are also shown to be less than flawless.
* ButtMonkey:
** Whether its his inventions failing or being the occasional butt of one joke or another, he seems to come out the worst in many situations.
** In [=XY018=], the others needed to trade him to the princess for the [=PokéFlute=], but ended up forgetting about him until the last second. He has to put his jumpsuit on a robot as a decoy and escape in his undershirt and underwear, much to everyone's horror.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "The future is now, thanks to science!"
** When busting out his latest invention: "Clemontic Gear, ON!"
** When dragging Bonnie away from her attempts to find him a wife: "Bonnie, I told you to stop this a million times!" and "This is so embarrassing!"
* CelibateHero: If his reactions to Bonnie's antics are anything to go by, romance is dead last in his list of priorities.
* ChildProdigy: He's managed to accomplish a lot: He's contributed research and developed various facilities that aid in energy production, such as Kalos' power plant and Lumiose Tower. He also comes up with a number of inventions that rivals UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison (even if most of them end up going haywire). He's also around the same age that Ash is.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In [=XY018=] he has to escape from the princess in his underwear, as his jumpsuit was used to dress up a decoy.
* CrazyPrepared: He has some kind of device built for ''every'' situation imaginable.
* CowardlySidekick: Somewhat downplayed. While not as brave as either Ash or Bonnie, Clemont does stand up. This is one of the reasons why he joined Ash's journey, to become a better person.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As clumsy and adorkable as he can be, he is not one to mess with when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* ElementalHair: A blond, lightning bolt-shaped cowlick to suit an Electric specialist.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted. Being a bungling and somewhat weedy strategist with a penchant for wacky inventions that don't always handle well, he makes something of a Good Counterpart to the Team Rocket trio that appeared before him. Games of one-upmanship with their gadgetry has sometimes occurred, with Clemont sometimes even shown to be impressed by their work. For an added bonus, one of Clemont's bungled inventions even sent him "blasting off".
* ForScience: "FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!"
* GadgeteerGenius: He's an inventor and keeps a number of useful gadgets in his backpack (although they [[BunglingInventor backfire some of the time]]). To his credit, many of his gadgets ''do'' perform the task they're supposed to, just with the downside of malfunctioning and exploding straight afterwards. He also develops a gadget that assists Ash and Greninja [[spoiler:in mastering their unique SuperMode]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: As usual, it is left up to the viewer's imagination as to how Clemont manages to carry around all those machines.
* HeroWorshipper: In the first few points of the series, he expressed his amazement in Ash's abilities and his desire to also be able to get into the thick of things for others. Ash by amusing contrast is athletically strong and BookDumb, and takes complete amazement in Clemont's inventions.
* IdiotHair: He has a lightning bolt-shaped ahoge, and while Clemont himself is quite intelligent, he is prone to silly situations where his machines unexpectedly backfire.
* IncomingHam: If he's showing off one of his inventions [[ChewingtheScenery don't expect him to leave any scenery for the rest of us.]]
* ImageSong: "Kirakira"[[labelnote:*]]Shining[[/labelnote]] sung by Tomohisa Sako. Has been used as an insert song.
* ImagineSpotting: In [=PokeTV=], Bonnie once fantasized about Dedenne transforming into ''Bonnie''-Dedenne and inflicting paralysis to Clemont via Nuzzle. Clemont's BlueWithShock reaction implies that he saw the whole thing.
* KingIncognito: Or rather Gym Leader Incognito. A definite case of ItWasHisSled if you've played the [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY associated games]]. Turns out he created a robot that turned on him and kicked him out of the Gym because he programmed it badly and mistimed when to enter the override passcode.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: [=PokeTV=] 42 showcases the Kalos Gym Leaders, [[spoiler:obviously tying into their BigDamnHeroes in the same episode.]] The order is the same sequence the player must fight them in the games, although Lumiose Gym is depicted last, after Snowbelle. And the gym leader is...''Clembot''. Clemont complains why he isn't included in the lineup at all.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you've played the game, you should already know that he's the gym leader of Lumiose City. [[SpoilerOpening The opening also shows his silhouette in the lineup with the other regional gym leaders.]]
* MassOhCrap: His malfunctioning inventions would often result in this. In "A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!", all the human protagonists ''and'' ALL their Pokémon were scrambling to get as far away as possible.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: He and Bonnie first appear walking behind Ash before he enters the Prism Tower. [[{{Foreshadowing}} And they're depressed over something, too.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese and English names reference lemons [[note]]"Citron" is french for lemon. C'''lemon'''t[[/note]] as well as certain electrical terms.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: He returns to the Lumiose Gym a few episodes before his and Ash's match. The in between episodes dedicate a minute or two showing what he's doing in that time.
* MissingMom: His father, Meyer was introduced in [=XY009=], but his mother doesn't seem to be present, not even a photo, flashback, fantasy, or cameo was shown.
* MissionControl: For a brief time, he invented a Mini-Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja's pulse during battle.
* NiceGuy: Clemont has been shown to be very kind and polite, maybe even a bit of a pushover at times.
* NoOSHACompliance: See Clembot's entry. Note that this wasn't intentional on Clemont's part, either.
* NonActionGuy: In terms of his physical ability, but being a gym leader, he is certainly no pushover in Pokémon battles.
* OutOfFocus: Clemont suffered this big time after his Gym Battle was over. It's come to the point his ''little sister'' has more episodes than he does [[UpToEleven (and his own ''Chespin'')]]. This is due to Clemont lacking a personal goal of his own other than just trying to be like Ash. He still gets a few focus episodes and does contribute to the overall group dynamic, but that's it.
* PerformanceAnxiety: He can become very camera-shy if he's put on the spot.
* PhraseCatcher: His inventions always get the line "Science is so amazing!" from Ash.
* PlayfulHacker: His Aipom Arm is able to effortlessly hack into a secured backdoor of the Prism Tower. Given the tower doubles as ''his'' Gym, it makes sense.
* PromotedToParent: Clemont has had to scold Bonnie, remind her of her manners, and essentially acts as her caretaker. She even directly asks for his permission in order to "keep" Dedenne as her future Pokémon. Subverted by their father being around, making Clemont more Bonnie's (mostly willing) caretaker than anything else. However, their father seems to be working all day and [[ActionDad all night]].
* PunnyName: His "Sticky Never Give Up Machine" is a [[FunWithHomophones very lame pun]] in Japanese; "neba neba" means "sticky", but also sounds like "never never."
* RobotMe: Clembot, if it wasn't obvious from the name, was made in his likeness. Clemont would later build another, smaller Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja in battle.
* RockBeatsLaser: Almost literally. In [=XY007=], after Team Rocket tries to capture all the Rhyhorn, the controller for the cages is dropped after Fennekin uses Ember. Clemont dives on the remote with a rock and smashes it.
-->''"FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!!!"''
* RunningGag:
** Any time he shows off an invention, which is followed by him boasting about it and revealing its often stupid name, which is followed by Bonnie going all DeadpanSnarker on it, ''which'' is followed by Ash commenting "Science is SO amazing!", [[OverlyLongGag which is followed by Serena either staring blankly at it]] or [[UpToEleven asking for more info]].
** His inventions working well, only to inevitably explode in his and everyone else's faces, leaving them with [[FunnyAfro Funny Afros]]. [[BoringButPractical The only time this does not happen is in [=XY028=] when the invention is used to evenly cut open a slice of cake]].
** He is also the victim of Bonnie's frequent attempts to find him a wife. In an inverse of how the gag worked with Brock, Clemont drags Bonnie away instead.
** His lack of athletic skill. Usually, it's shown by always being the last to arrive after the rest of his companions.
** He also sometimes annoys the others by complimenting one of Team Rocket's inventions.
** Do not put him in front of a camera. Even when he isn't the one in focus, he tends to freeze up.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His glasses shine in this manner from time to time, instead of being OpaqueNerdGlasses 100% like his video game counterpart.
* ScienceHero: Whereas Ash solves his problems through sheer tenacity, Clemont has a variety of inventions to rely on for any situation.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Ash's Manly Man.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Has the same goofy grin and awkward run as his sister. Also, in episode 78, he appears to have the same emotional OcularGushers like his father.
* ShockAndAwe: His specialty as a Gym Leader is Electric-Types.
* TheSmartGuy: Is the team's resident technology expert and a ScienceHero.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: He built the Clembot to mind the gym while he's away. At one point it malfunctioned and locked him out of his own gym, but with his friend's help, he managed to beat it in a Pokémon battle and reprogram it to run the gym properly.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The bespectacled Clemont is apparently quite the inventor, creating many ingenious, and occasionally unorthodox, devices.
* SquishyWizard: What he excels in intelligence, he lacks physically. It is made apparent right in the second episode that he is out of shape. Whenever the gang are running, Clemont always tails behind being short of breath.Lugging around that heavy AwesomeBackpack of his doesn't help. Bonnie calls him out on this many times.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Clemont's inventions will ''always'' malfunction and explode, but he will always try again. As a result, Clemont will never stop trying to improve himself.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Is the closest replacement to Brock than any other male companion. Being a Gym Leader, the older voice of reason to Ash with an adorkable side, the TeamChef, and is very knowledgeable.
* TeamChef: He's a very good cook, and describes cooking as a kind of science.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: This happened to him when he demonstrated the Muscle Mass Magnifying Machine.
* TheWorfEffect: While generally competent, usually whenever it's [[NotSoHarmlessVillain Team Rocket's turn to obliterate the twerps for once]], it's Clemont's team that get the worst of it. Poor Bunnelby has suffered some particularly nasty beatdowns.
* WorthyOpponent: Being his EvilCounterpart, he sometimes irritates the others by complimenting Team Rocket's scientific "endeavours".
-->'''Bonnie:''' "What is this, the Team Rocket fan club???"

!!'''Clemont's Pokémon''':
!!'''Bunnelby (Horubi)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_bunnelby_2105.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Alyson Rosenfel

Bunnelby is a Pokémon that Clemont recently caught before meeting Ash. When asked by Ash what type of Pokémon he has, Clemont only showed him Bunnelby and he's the first Pokémon that Ash battled in the Kalos region.

to:

* AdaptedOut: His Emolga from {{Acrofatic}}: Believe it or not, Tierno can do a triple side flip.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, he's not much of a battler, preferring to study moves to make a dance team. In the anime, he's a skilled trainer that incorporates dance moves into his battle style. In addition, he makes it to the Kalos League with the rest of his group, and unlike Trevor, gets past the first round and holds his own against Sawyer until Sawyer uses Mega Evolution to tip the scales.
* AscendedExtra: In the anime he stands out more than Shauna and Trevor (even being more Ash's rival than the other two are), whereas in
the games is replaced Shauna fills that role. This seems to be an intentional response to his unexpected popularity in Japan, ranking third in a popularity poll.
* BadassNormal: The guy managed to get quite far in a tournament filled
with a Magnemite. This might be due to Iris Mega Evolution and Bond Phenomenon trainers without having an Emolga during the ''Black it himself
%%* BareFistedMonk: Hitmontop.
* BigFun: Tierno's upbeat personality allows him to make friends easily,
and White'' saga.he is noticeably more rotund than any of his friends.
* {{Adorkable}}: His poor physical condition {{Catchphrase}}: [[GratuitousEnglish "All right!"]]
* CavalierCompetitor: If Tierno loses, he accepts it
and obsession with technology, just to name a few of shakes it off, and readies himself for the next round.
* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted; Tierno ''tries'' teaching Ash
his endearing quirks.
* AgentScully: Played with. When Clemont gets scared of something illogical, he tries desperately to explain it from a scientific perspective, if just to relieve himself.
* AngerBornOfWorry: When Bonnie wants to go look
"rhythmic style" for Squishy in the dead of the night and doesn't take "no" for an answer, Clemont briefly has to raise his voice and scream that, if she were to leave, HE would be worried sick.
* AwesomeBackpack: His backpack contains numerous scientific gadgets, including an [[ArtificialLimbs Aipom-Arm]] and an enormous airbag, among other things. On the downside, it is likely heavy, which makes his lack of athletic physique more apparent.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He basically managed to get a good fight out of Ash & Pikachu with a freshly-caught Bunnelby just by correctly anticipating how the two would battle, [[DidntSeeThatComing but didn't expect
Ash to lure him use in his upcoming match with Iron Tail Korrina. By the time Ash's group arrives in Shalour City and up to get in Electro Ball at point-blank range]].
the gym battle itself, Ash has yet to master the style, and ultimately opts for his own instead.
* BadassBookworm: He's a GadgeteerGenius, but also a Gym Leader who is exceptionally skilled at DanceBattler: He trains his Pokémon battles.
* BagOfHolding: Equipped his backpack with a function that lets out an enormous airbag.
* BerserkButton: Clemont can get very antsy if you diminish the importance and fascination of technology (even when it's sometimes more convoluted than just doing things manually). In one instance he was even willing
to [[NotSoDifferent side with James]] when one of Team Rocket's inventions was debunked as pointless.
incorporate dance moves in their fighting styles.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares for and protects Bonnie.
* BlindWithoutEm: When Pancham runs off
GangOfHats: Fitting with his glasses, we learn character, Tierno's team consists of natural dancers (Politoed, Hitmontop and Ludicolo). And the members who aren't, are pretty good on their toes as well (especially ''Blastoise'', of all Pokémon).
%%* GreenThumb: Ludicolo's secondary type.
* HopelessSuitor: Has been pining for Serena ever since her ImportantHaircut. Sorry, Tierno, but Serena's heart currently belongs to a certain someone (no matter how dense
that someone is).
* MakingASplash: His starter is Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise, and
he can't see has a thing without them.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: He borrowed Ash's catchphrase about his excitement of science due to him gone after the events of the series.
* BunglingInventor: The Japanese opening shows one of his inventions exploding right in his face. Most of his other inventions are also shown to be less than flawless.
* ButtMonkey:
** Whether its his inventions failing or being the occasional butt of one joke or another, he seems to come out the worst in many situations.
Ludicolo and Politoed.
** In [=XY018=], the others needed to trade him to the princess for the [=PokéFlute=], but ended up forgetting about him until the last second. He has to put his jumpsuit on a robot as a decoy and escape in his undershirt and underwear, much to everyone's horror.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "The future is now, thanks to science!"
** When busting out his latest invention: "Clemontic Gear, ON!"
** When dragging Bonnie away from her attempts to find him a wife: "Bonnie, I told you to stop this a million times!" and "This is so embarrassing!"
* CelibateHero: If his reactions to Bonnie's antics are anything to go by, romance is dead last in his list of priorities.
* ChildProdigy: He's managed to accomplish a lot: He's contributed research and developed various facilities that aid in energy production, such as Kalos' power plant and Lumiose Tower. He also comes up with a number of inventions that rivals UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison (even if most of them end up going haywire). He's also around the same age that Ash is.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In [=XY018=] he has to escape from the princess in his underwear, as his jumpsuit was used to dress up a decoy.
* CrazyPrepared: He has some kind of device built for ''every'' situation imaginable.
* CowardlySidekick: Somewhat downplayed. While not as brave as either Ash or Bonnie, Clemont does stand up. This is one of the reasons why he joined Ash's journey, to become a better person.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As clumsy and adorkable as he can be, he is not one to mess with when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* ElementalHair: A blond, lightning bolt-shaped cowlick to suit an Electric specialist.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted. Being a bungling and somewhat weedy strategist with a penchant for wacky inventions that don't always handle well, he makes something of a Good Counterpart to the Team Rocket trio that appeared before him. Games of one-upmanship with their gadgetry has sometimes occurred, with Clemont sometimes even shown to be impressed by their work. For an added bonus, one of Clemont's bungled inventions even sent him "blasting off".
* ForScience: "FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!"
* GadgeteerGenius: He's an inventor and keeps a number of useful gadgets in his backpack (although they [[BunglingInventor backfire some of the time]]). To his credit, many of his gadgets ''do'' perform the task they're supposed to, just with the downside of malfunctioning and exploding straight afterwards. He also develops a gadget that assists Ash and Greninja [[spoiler:in mastering their unique SuperMode]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: As usual, it is left up to the viewer's imagination as to how Clemont manages to carry around all those machines.
* HeroWorshipper: In the first few points of the series, he expressed his amazement in Ash's abilities and his desire to also be able to get into the thick of things for others. Ash by amusing contrast is athletically strong and BookDumb, and takes complete amazement in Clemont's inventions.
* IdiotHair: He has a lightning bolt-shaped ahoge, and while Clemont himself is quite intelligent, he is prone to silly situations where his machines unexpectedly backfire.
* IncomingHam: If he's showing off one of his inventions [[ChewingtheScenery don't expect him to leave any scenery for the rest of us.]]
* ImageSong: "Kirakira"[[labelnote:*]]Shining[[/labelnote]] sung by Tomohisa Sako. Has been used as an insert song.
* ImagineSpotting: In [=PokeTV=], Bonnie once fantasized about Dedenne transforming into ''Bonnie''-Dedenne and inflicting paralysis to Clemont via Nuzzle. Clemont's BlueWithShock reaction implies that he saw the whole thing.
* KingIncognito: Or rather Gym Leader Incognito. A definite case of ItWasHisSled if you've played the [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY associated games]]. Turns out he created a robot that turned on him and kicked him out of the Gym because he programmed it badly and mistimed when to enter the override passcode.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: [=PokeTV=] 42 showcases the Kalos Gym Leaders, [[spoiler:obviously tying into their BigDamnHeroes in the same episode.]] The order is the same sequence the player must fight them in the games, although Lumiose Gym is depicted last, after Snowbelle. And the gym leader is...''Clembot''. Clemont complains why he isn't included in the lineup at all.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you've played the game, you should already know that he's the gym leader of Lumiose City. [[SpoilerOpening The opening also shows his silhouette in the lineup with the other regional gym leaders.]]
* MassOhCrap: His malfunctioning inventions would often result in this. In "A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!", all the human protagonists ''and'' ALL their Pokémon were scrambling to get as far away as possible.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: He and Bonnie first appear walking behind Ash before he enters the Prism Tower. [[{{Foreshadowing}} And they're depressed over something, too.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese and English names reference lemons [[note]]"Citron" is french for lemon. C'''lemon'''t[[/note]] as well as certain electrical terms.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: He returns to the Lumiose Gym a few episodes before his and Ash's match. The in between episodes dedicate a minute or two showing what he's doing in that time.
* MissingMom: His father, Meyer was introduced in [=XY009=], but his mother doesn't seem to be present, not even a photo, flashback, fantasy, or cameo was shown.
* MissionControl: For a brief time, he invented a Mini-Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja's pulse during battle.
* NiceGuy: Clemont has been shown to be very kind and polite, maybe even a bit of a pushover at times.
* NoOSHACompliance: See Clembot's entry. Note that this wasn't intentional on Clemont's part, either.
* NonActionGuy: In terms of his physical ability, but being a gym leader, he is certainly no pushover in Pokémon battles.
* OutOfFocus: Clemont suffered this big time after his Gym Battle was over. It's come to the point his ''little sister'' has more episodes than he does [[UpToEleven (and his own ''Chespin'')]]. This is due to Clemont lacking a personal goal of his own other than just trying to be like Ash. He still gets a few focus episodes and does contribute to the overall group dynamic, but that's it.
* PerformanceAnxiety: He can become very camera-shy if he's put on the spot.
* PhraseCatcher: His inventions always get the line "Science is so amazing!" from Ash.
* PlayfulHacker: His Aipom Arm is able to effortlessly hack into a secured backdoor of the Prism Tower. Given the tower doubles as ''his'' Gym, it makes sense.
* PromotedToParent: Clemont has had to scold Bonnie, remind her of her manners, and essentially acts as her caretaker. She even directly asks for his permission in order to "keep" Dedenne as her future Pokémon. Subverted by their father being around, making Clemont more Bonnie's (mostly willing) caretaker than anything else. However, their father seems to be working all day and [[ActionDad all night]].
* PunnyName: His "Sticky Never Give Up Machine" is a [[FunWithHomophones very lame pun]] in Japanese; "neba neba" means "sticky", but also sounds like "never never."
* RobotMe: Clembot, if it wasn't obvious from the name, was made in his likeness. Clemont would later build another, smaller Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja in battle.
* RockBeatsLaser: Almost literally. In [=XY007=], after Team Rocket tries to capture all the Rhyhorn, the controller for the cages is dropped after Fennekin uses Ember. Clemont dives on the remote with a rock and smashes it.
-->''"FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!!!"''
* RunningGag:
** Any time he shows off an invention, which is followed by him boasting about it and revealing its often stupid name, which is followed by Bonnie going all DeadpanSnarker on it, ''which'' is followed by Ash commenting "Science is SO amazing!", [[OverlyLongGag which is followed by Serena either staring blankly at it]] or [[UpToEleven asking for more info]].
** His inventions working well, only to inevitably explode in his and everyone else's faces, leaving them with [[FunnyAfro Funny Afros]]. [[BoringButPractical The only time this does not happen is in [=XY028=] when the invention is used to evenly cut open a slice of cake]].
** He is also the victim of Bonnie's frequent attempts to find him a wife. In an inverse of how the gag worked with Brock, Clemont drags Bonnie away instead.
** His lack of athletic skill. Usually, it's shown by always being the last to arrive after the rest of his companions.
** He also sometimes annoys the others by complimenting one of Team Rocket's inventions.
** Do not put him in front of a camera. Even when he isn't the one in focus, he tends to freeze up.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His glasses shine in this manner from time to time, instead of being OpaqueNerdGlasses 100% like his video game counterpart.
* ScienceHero: Whereas Ash solves his problems through sheer tenacity, Clemont has a variety of inventions to rely on for any situation.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Ash's Manly Man.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Has the same goofy grin and awkward run as his sister. Also, in episode 78, he appears to have the same emotional OcularGushers like his father.
*
%%* ShockAndAwe: His specialty Raichu.
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Ash,
as a Gym Leader is Electric-Types.
both are passionate individuals.
* TheSmartGuy: Is the team's resident technology expert ThreeAmigos: With Shauna and a ScienceHero.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: He built the Clembot to mind the gym while he's away. At one point it malfunctioned and locked him out of his own gym, but with his friend's help, he managed to beat it in a Pokémon battle and reprogram it to run the gym properly.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The bespectacled Clemont is apparently quite the inventor, creating many ingenious, and occasionally unorthodox, devices.
* SquishyWizard: What he excels in intelligence, he lacks physically. It is made apparent right in the second episode that he is out of shape. Whenever the gang are running, Clemont always tails behind
Trevor, being short one of breath.Lugging around that heavy AwesomeBackpack of his doesn't help. Bonnie calls him out on this many times.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Clemont's inventions will ''always'' malfunction and explode, but he will always try again. As a result, Clemont will never stop trying to improve himself.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Is the closest replacement to Brock than any other male companion. Being a Gym Leader, the older voice of reason to Ash with an adorkable side, the TeamChef, and is very knowledgeable.
* TeamChef: He's a very good cook, and describes cooking as a kind of science.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: This happened to him when he demonstrated the Muscle Mass Magnifying Machine.
* TheWorfEffect: While generally competent, usually whenever it's [[NotSoHarmlessVillain Team Rocket's turn to obliterate the twerps for once]], it's Clemont's team that get the worst of it. Poor Bunnelby has suffered some particularly nasty beatdowns.
* WorthyOpponent: Being his EvilCounterpart, he sometimes irritates the others by complimenting Team Rocket's scientific "endeavours".
-->'''Bonnie:''' "What is this, the Team Rocket fan club???"

!!'''Clemont's Pokémon''':
!!'''Bunnelby (Horubi)'''
two guys.
%%* UseYourHead: Squirtle's Skull Bash.

!!'''Trevor (Trova)'''
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org/pmwiki/pub/images/09344c007651b2d16e446a61f24e2263.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
Minami Fujii
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Alyson Rosenfel

Bunnelby is a
Michael Lockwood Crouch
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ferso Velásquez

A young
Pokémon that Clemont recently caught before meeting Ash. When asked by Ash what type of trainer whose ambition is to see every Pokémon he has, Clemont only showed him Bunnelby and he's the first Pokémon that Ash battled in the Kalos region.Pokédex. Ash meets him and his friends, Tierno and Shauna, at Sycamore's summer camp.



* BadassAdorable: A competent battler, despite being a fairly recent capture in its debut. And just ''look'' at him!
* BarehandedBladeBlock: During Clemont's battle with Ash in the first episode, Bunnelby catches Pikachu's Iron Tail between his ears.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why, outside of Serena and her party, Bunnelby was able to approach Eevee without frightening the latter. When the gang was trying to lure Eevee out with Poképuffs, Bunnelby lets Eevee take one before Eevee was seen by the rest of the group.
* BelatedBackstory: An altercation with Team Rocket causes Clemont and Bonnie to reminisce and tell Ash and Serena about how they first met Bunnelby.
* BigBrotherMentor: Was this to Serena's Eevee being the first person of the group she was comfortable around.
* CastFromHitPoints: Clemont taught it Wild Charge during his brief time away from the group.
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand that Clemont gave to them. This episode shows more of Bunnelby's personality.
** [=XY088=] is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about how Clemont met and caught Bunnelby.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Mud Shot.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* DudeWheresMyReward: At the end of [=XY084=], Clemont gives Chespin extra food even though Bunnelby had to keep Chespin focused on their errand. Even if Chespin didn't lose focus, it doesn't explain why Bunnelby doesn't receive extra food.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig, an attack that has been proven to be very useful in various situations.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he is shown to be the responsible sibling to Chespin's Foolish.
* GlassCannon: His attacks can [[PintsizedPowerhouse strike much harder]] than one would expect from a small rabbit, but a couple of good hits is often enough for him to go down.
* NiceGuy: He's generally kind and actively helpful, whether cleaning up after dinner or helping to protect the others against Team Rocket. He was also one of the few Pokémon that [[ShrinkingViolet Serena's Eevee]] was initially comfortable being around.
* NonElemental: A pure Normal-type, being Clemont's first non-Electric-Type Pokémon he ever caught. That doesn't stop Clemont from using Bunnelby in his Gym Battle against Ash. He did teach it Wild Charge during his brief absence from the group, however.
* OutGambitted: Ash was counting on the above-mentioned BarehandedBladeBlock so Pikachu can score an Electro Ball at point-blank range.
* OutOfFocus: Once Chespin joined Clemont's team, he quickly and greatly surpassed Bunnelby in terms of screentime. However, ever since the episode with Bunnelby's errand with Chespin, he's been getting a little bit more. He gets called upon frequently because Serena's Eevee feels comfortable around him, gets a flashback episode of how he and Clemont got together, and gets injured saving Bonnie falling from a ravine.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Although Bunnelby is a fierce battler, he is also extremely camera-shy, just like his trainer.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: His Dig and Double Slap attacks pack a punch. In his backstory episode showing how he joined Clemont, he sends a Diggersby flying into a wall.
* ShockAndAwe: Revealed to have learned Wild Charge during the time Clemont was away from the group.
* TunnelKing: True to his species' nature, he's a [[FastTunnelling fast, powerful digger]].

!!'''Dedenne'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_dedenne_5925.png]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Megumi Sato

Dedenne first met the gang when he drops his food in front of them before getting stolen by a Fletching that Ash eventually captures. Dedenne was encountered again when he stole food from Bonnie. After a struggle with Team Rocket, he bonds with Pikachu and Bonnie. Bonnie wants Clemont to capture Dedenne for her which he agrees to. While Dedenne is technically owned by Clemont, he lets Bonnie take care of Dedenne since she's too young to be a trainer.

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* BadassAdorable: A competent battler, despite being {{Adorkable}}: His love of meeting new Pokémon rivals Bonnie's.
* BloodKnight: Much like Ash's own Charizard, Charmeleon is shown to be borderline uncontrollable when it wants to battle, though it's still more obedient than Ash's was at that stage.
%%* BlowYouAway: Owns an Aerodactyl [[spoiler:and
a fairly recent capture Charizard]].
* CameraFiend: Trevor likes to photograph everything that interests him.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He loses to Alain
in its debut. And just ''look'' at him!
* BarehandedBladeBlock: During Clemont's battle with Ash
a three-on-three in the first episode, Bunnelby catches Pikachu's Iron Tail between his ears.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why, outside of Serena and her party, Bunnelby was able to approach Eevee without frightening the latter. When the gang was trying to lure Eevee out with Poképuffs, Bunnelby lets Eevee take one before Eevee was seen by the rest
match of the group.
Lumiose Conference. Alain only used Mega Charizard X, which defeated Trevor's own Mega Charizard Y, Aerodactyl, and Florges easily.]]
* BelatedBackstory: An altercation GeekPhysique: He's very scrawny, and the shortest amongst his friends.
* InvisibleSubtleDifference: He likes to take photos of rare Pokémon. "Rare", in this case, meaning they look identical to others of their species but
with Team Rocket causes Clemont and Bonnie some extremely subtle difference like thinner antennae.
* MotorMouth: When he shows off the pictures he took
to reminisce and tell Ash and Serena about how they first met Bunnelby.
* BigBrotherMentor: Was this to Serena's Eevee being
the first person of gang, to the group she was comfortable around.
* CastFromHitPoints: Clemont taught it Wild Charge during his brief time away from the group.
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand
point that Clemont gave to them. This episode shows more of Bunnelby's personality.
** [=XY088=] is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about how Clemont met and caught Bunnelby.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Mud Shot.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* DudeWheresMyReward: At the end of [=XY084=], Clemont gives Chespin extra food even though Bunnelby
some subs had to keep Chespin focused up by [[FunWithSubtitles minimizing the text to fit everything he says during that scene]].
* MythologyGag: He is revealed to own an Aerodactyl and a Florges like in the games.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Florges
* OutOfFocus: More or less gets the short end of the stick out of the ThreeAmigos. Tierno is collecting gym badges while Shauna is competing with Serena in Pokévision. He is collecting badges
on their errand. Even if Chespin the side, but by the time Ash meets up with him, Trevor has just one while Ash has ''six''. While he does make it to the Kalos League, he has the unfortunate luck of facing Alain as his first opponent, [[spoiler:which ends in a very quick CurbStompBattle in which Alain didn't lose focus, it doesn't explain why Bunnelby doesn't receive extra food.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig, an attack that has been proven to be very useful in various situations.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he is shown to be the responsible sibling to Chespin's Foolish.
* GlassCannon:
a single Pokémon]].
%%* PlayingWithFire:
His attacks starter is Charmander (which later evolved into Charmeleon [[spoiler:and eventually Charizard]]).
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Charizard
can [[PintsizedPowerhouse strike much harder]] than one would expect from a small rabbit, Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard Y.]]
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp,
but a couple of good hits is often enough for him to go down.
* NiceGuy: He's generally kind and actively helpful, whether cleaning up after dinner or helping to protect the others against Team Rocket. He was also one of the few Pokémon that [[ShrinkingViolet Serena's Eevee]] was initially comfortable being around.
* NonElemental: A pure Normal-type, being Clemont's first non-Electric-Type Pokémon he ever caught. That doesn't stop Clemont from using Bunnelby in his Gym Battle against Ash. He did teach it Wild Charge during his brief absence from the group, however.
* OutGambitted: Ash was counting on the above-mentioned BarehandedBladeBlock so Pikachu can score an Electro Ball at point-blank range.
* OutOfFocus: Once Chespin joined Clemont's team, he quickly and greatly surpassed Bunnelby in terms of screentime. However, ever since the episode with Bunnelby's errand with Chespin, he's been getting a little bit more. He gets called upon frequently because Serena's Eevee feels comfortable around him, gets a flashback episode of how he and Clemont got together, and gets injured saving Bonnie falling from a ravine.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Although Bunnelby is a fierce battler, he is also extremely camera-shy, just like his trainer.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: His Dig and Double Slap attacks pack a punch. In his backstory episode showing how he joined
especially towards Clemont, he sends a Diggersby flying into a wall.
* ShockAndAwe: Revealed to have learned Wild Charge during
as both are the time Clemont was away from the group.
[[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] of their respective groups.
* TunnelKing: True to ThreeAmigos: With Tierno and Shauna, being one of two guys.
* TransformationTrinket: [[spoiler:His Charizard owns a Charizardite Y that's kept in a tail bracelet while Trevor has a Key Stone held in
his species' nature, he's a [[FastTunnelling fast, powerful digger]].

!!'''Dedenne'''
camera.]]

!!'''Sawyer (Shota)'''
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->'''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/6f752d98b82b015678c0a2c14caaeb40.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese
by:''' Megumi Sato

Dedenne first met the gang when he drops his food
Creator/IkueOhtani
-->'''Voiced
in front of them before getting stolen by a Fletching that Ash eventually captures. Dedenne was encountered again when he stole food English by:''' Robby Duncan Sharpe
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Siller

A novice Pokémon trainer
from Bonnie. After Hoenn who writes down his battle experience in a struggle with Team Rocket, he bonds with Pikachu note journal. Like Ash and Bonnie. Bonnie wants Clemont Tierno, Sawyer is collecting badges to capture Dedenne for her which he agrees to. While Dedenne is technically owned by Clemont, he lets Bonnie take care of Dedenne since she's too young to be a trainer.enter the Lumiose Conference.



* BizarreAlienSenses: Dedenne is able to track Pikachu after having exchanged electricity with him, as is typical of his species.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In [=XY016=], where he was part of the focus during an accidental switch-up. Later, he got its own title card in [=XY056=], where Dedenne was the definite star of the episode.
* DeadlyHug: His Nuzzle attack, which would be adorable if it weren't for all the electrocution.
* DeusExitMachina: He has a tendency to fall asleep just when he is needed the most.
* FireForgedFriends:
** Dedenne starts to admire Pikachu when he protects him from Team Rocket.
** The same goes with Goomy in [=XY056=] where Dedenne protected it from Team Rocket, earning its trust and making it get over its fear of Dedenne.
** While originally Dedenne wasn't quite fond of Squishy, the two eventually got along well that they would even occupy the main pocket of Bonnie's pochette.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Chespin and Pancham disappear chasing after a gallette they're fighting over, Dedenne makes the most hilarious face as if it was saying "Oh brother..." over their antics.
* HappilyAdopted: Despite Clemont capturing him, he is all but owned and commanded by Bonnie due to being a reserve of sorts for when she's old enough to be a trainer. He seems to have no problem with that at all.
* HeadPet: He's usually seen on Bonnie's head or in her pochette.
* HeavySleeper: He needs a lot of sleep to recharge his electricity.
* IOweYouMyLife: Gratefully joins Clemont's party after he helps save him after nearly drowning.
* LetsGetDangerous: He's small, and since Bonnie is (functionally) his trainer, he's rarely allowed to battle on the front lines. When he ''is'' the only Pokémon available, he's often [[HeavySleeper asleep]]. Yet, unlike other Pokémon who have taken on similar roles in the past (like Togepi and Axew), he's no infant, and is an effective battler on the rare occasions when he is called upon.
* OffModel: Somehow Dedenne has a tendency to be drawn in a really odd-looking shape. In fact fans have taken a note of it to look up [[https://i.imgur.com/Tg0apl4.jpg any instance where Dedenne has appeared off-model]].
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: A Fairy-Type. Goomy was initially scared of Dedenne because of his Fairy-Type. Valerie is also capable of speaking Dedenne's language because of his type.
* OutOfFocus: When Squishy appeared, he took over as TeamPet and occupying Bonnie's pouch, with Dedenne recalled into its ball and is absent more often. Dedenne did get a bit more focus after [[spoiler: Squishy's departure]], and helped out in Cilan's guest appearance.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Bonnie's first reaction to Dedenne is exclaiming how cute he is. Dedenne effectively fills the role of the team's obligatory cute TeamPet.
* RunningOnAllFours: Like many real rodents, he regularly stands on two legs but runs on all fours.
* ShockAndAwe: Electric-Type, but his electric power is signifcantly lower than Pikachu's or Luxray's.
* TastesLikeFriendship:
** Though initially wanting no business with Pikachu, he is quickly bought over when Pikachu kindly feeds him.
** When Dedenne and Goomy become friends, the first thing Goomy does is nibble his ear.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: While earlier on he was referred to as "like Pikachu's sibling", his gender wasn't confirmed until the Tripokalon dance episode. He was wearing a blue ribbon which was found on all other male Pokémon, as the female ones were wearing tiaras.
* TookALevelInBadass: In [=XY056=], he battled Team Rocket alongside Pancham and he did all he could to protect Goomy from Team Rocket.
* TunnelKing: Dedenne apparently lived in an underground tunnel system before being captured.

!!'''Chespin (Harimaron)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Suzy Myers

Chespin is one of the starter Pokémon at Prof. Sycamore's lab. When Ash and the gang return back to Prof. Sycamore's lab, Chespin steals Serena's basket of macarons and eats them for itself. After he witnesses Team Rocket kidnap Prof. Sycamore and, unintentionally, Serena and Bonnie, Chespin helps Ash and Clemont track down Team Rocket. When Chespin's life becomes endangered by Team Rocket's mecha robot, Clemont saves him and they start to bond. After defeating Team Rocket, Chespin wishes to join Clemont's team which he accepts.

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* BizarreAlienSenses: Dedenne TheApprentice: While a rival of Ash, since Sawyer is also a rookie, he looks to Ash as his unofficial mentor. The opening in which he debuted even had Sawyer [[RuleOfSymbolism literally following in Ash's footsteps]].
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, he's become Steven's assistant]].
* BadassCrew: His team consists of three powerful Hoenn Pokémon and three powerful Kalos Pokémon: his ace Mega Sceptile, his pseudo-Legendary Salamence, his StoneWall Slaking, his LightningBruiser Clawitzer, his GlassCannon[=/=]StoneWall Aegislash and his LongRangeFighter Slurpuff.
* BewareMyStingerTail: As Mega Sceptile, Leaf Storm has the added effect of firing its sharp, pointed tail at the foe.
* ChekhovsGunman: He first appeared in [=XY064=] losing to Clemont. His proper introduction is 9 episodes later.
* CryCute:
** [[spoiler:For a brief moment, he tears up when he sees Ash-Greninja launching a devastating, match-ending blow on Mega Sceptile, putting Sawyer out of the league. He is grateful for the match, though. Then he does it again during his video study session, feeling frustrated he couldn't make it to the end]].
** And again while he's reviewing the matches through videos, especially the one where [[spoiler:he lost to Ash]].
* CurbStompBattle: In his early appearances, he doesn't win a single battle, let alone actually knock out an opponent's Pokémon. He apparently has gotten a lot more competent thanks to Ash's advice, but still gets creamed when they face off during [=XY105=]. In said episode, his Sceptile actually manages to match Greninja and even gains the upper hand using Leaf Storm, but gets beaten in one hit once Greninja transforms. Now the problem is how his other Pokémon can't size up to Ash's.
* CurbStompCushion: [[spoiler:Mega Sceptile's battle against Ash-Greninja is this. Though it eventually loses, it manages to corner Ash-Greninja with Frenzy Plant and is capable of fighting it in close range with Leaf Blade, even landing a hit with Leaf Storm despite Ash-Greninja's speed. It gets hit with an Aerial Ace combo (super-effective) and remains standing. It takes a giant Water Shuriken from Ash-Greninja to finally bring Mega Sceptile down.]]
* DoubleKnockOut: [[spoiler:His Salamence and Slurpuff tie with Noivern and Goodra, respectively.]]
* {{Expy}}: He has some similarities with Wally from ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' as a green-haired beginner Trainer from Hoenn that looks up to the main character for inspiration, although Sawyer is not frail and sickly. They also eventually become strong enough to wield Mega Evolution near the end and become a WorthyOpponent to the main character.
* GlassCannon: His Aegislash is very strong, but also very vulnerable in its Blade Forme.
* GracefulLoser: Despite frequently losing, he treats every defeat as a learning experience. [[spoiler:He is right out proud when Ash defeats him in the semi-finals whom Sawyer admires so much.]]
* GreenThumb: His starter is Treecko, a Grass-Type Pokémon which he fully evolves into Sceptile and eventually into Mega Sceptile.
* InformedAttribute: ''Pokéfan'' calls him "the intelligent trainer", when in truth he has never shown any degree of high intelligence. He does, however, show great eagerness to learn and even keeps a notebook of his travels. He was also
able to track Pikachu figure out Greninja's fighting style and the best way to combat it.
* JackOfAllTrades: His Sceptile has close-ranged and long-ranged moves, giving trouble to {{Close Range Combatant}}s with its long-ranged moves and it can defend itself with close-ranged moves from said combatants. Mega Sceptile's Lightning Rod ability makes him also great against Electric-Type moves.
* LargeHam: Mega Sceptile has a much more aggressive and an even more animal-like voice than its base form, making its battles even more intense. It also adds more to its new Dragon-Type.
* LightningBruiser:
** His Clawitzer can move very fast with Aqua Jet, it is very strong and it can take several Electric-Type attacks before it faints.
** His Aegislash combines both, GlassCannon and StoneWall, to be this trope and it is also very fast. However, it can be only one of them at one time.
* LongRangeFighter: His Slurpuff's offensive attacks are all long-ranged. His Clawitzer averts this trope, due to its powerful and fast Aqua Jet, giving it a close-range/mid-range option.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: He improves remarkably offscreen. Sawyer was introduced with just one badge and almost no skill in battles. Roughly 20 episodes later, he's caught stronger Pokémon and has collected ''six'' badges (the same amount Ash had when he met him, even) in that time. The universe just keeps giving him tools of destruction out of nowhere when he eventually manages to evolve his Sceptile and collect the items to make it Mega Evolve. He even gathers eight Gym Badges before Ash does.
* MeaningfulName: Scottie clearly references the European Scotland setting to allude the European-like setting Kalos. However, his name saw a revision as Sawyer surely because he moved from Hoenn, a not-European-like setting.
* MythologyGag: Never seen without a notebook where he keeps jotting down notes. Writing on notebooks is how saving game progress is depicted in ''[=OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire=]''.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Ash-Greninja's about to unleash his giant Water Shuriken, Sawyer realizes he is done for, and was panicking when he commands Sceptile to use Leaf Storm. His face tells everything.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Owns a Dragon-type, Bagon, which fully evolves into Salamence. Also, Sceptile gains the Dragon-Type
after having exchanged electricity with him, as is typical of his species.Mega Evolving.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In [=XY016=], where he was part of the focus during an accidental switch-up. Later, he got its own title card in [=XY056=], where Dedenne was the definite star of the episode.
* DeadlyHug: His Nuzzle attack, which would be adorable if it weren't for all the electrocution.
* DeusExitMachina: He has a tendency to fall asleep just when he is needed the most.
* FireForgedFriends:
** Dedenne starts to admire Pikachu when he protects him from Team Rocket.
** The same goes with Goomy in [=XY056=] where Dedenne protected it from Team Rocket, earning its trust and making it get over its fear of Dedenne.
** While originally Dedenne wasn't quite fond of Squishy, the two eventually got along well that they would even occupy the main pocket of Bonnie's pochette.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Chespin and Pancham disappear chasing after a gallette they're fighting over, Dedenne makes the most hilarious face as if it was saying "Oh brother..." over their antics.
* HappilyAdopted: Despite Clemont capturing him, he is all but owned and commanded by Bonnie due to being a reserve of sorts for when she's old enough to be a trainer. He seems to have no problem with that at all.
* HeadPet: He's usually seen on Bonnie's head or in her pochette.
* HeavySleeper: He needs a lot of sleep to recharge his electricity.
* IOweYouMyLife: Gratefully joins Clemont's party after he helps save him after nearly drowning.
* LetsGetDangerous: He's small, and since Bonnie is (functionally) his trainer, he's rarely allowed to battle on the front lines. When he ''is'' the only Pokémon available, he's often [[HeavySleeper asleep]]. Yet, unlike other Pokémon who have taken on similar roles in the past (like Togepi and Axew), he's no infant, and is an effective battler on the rare occasions when he is called upon.
* OffModel: Somehow Dedenne has a tendency to be drawn in a really odd-looking shape. In fact fans have taken a note of it to look up [[https://i.imgur.com/Tg0apl4.jpg any instance where Dedenne has appeared off-model]].
*
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: A Fairy-Type. Goomy Owns a Fairy-type, Slurpuff.
* PlayingWithFire: Two of his Pokémon know Fire-Type moves. Bagon had Fire Fang, then Incinerate once it evolved into Salamence. His Slurpuff knows Flamethrower.
* ProductPlacement: It becomes clear that Sawyer exists to promote ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', but at the same time, he's very late in promoting it. Half of Sawyer's team consists of Pokémon from the Hoenn generation having the Hoenn grass-starter which can Mega-evolve (a Mega-evolution that
was added in the ''Ruby and Sapphire'' remakes), a Slaking, as well as said region's pseudo-legendary dragon, Salamence.
* TheRival:
** To Ash as another Pokémon trainer collecting badges for the Lumiose Conference. He
initially scared looks up to Ash and Sawyer dedicated himself to become stronger to eventually surpass his idol. As a result, Sawyer has grown so much that he becomes one of Dedenne Ash's two main rivals in the Kalos League.
** After evolving into Grovyle, it has become a rival to Ash's Frogadier, and they grinned at each other whenever they met. Their relationship has continued as this even after their final evolution, although with less grinning.
* SpoilerOpening: The Opening to XY&Z revealed that Sawyer's Sceptile would gain the ability to Mega Evolve.
* StoneWall: His Slaking is mostly focused on stalling. It takes hits like nothing and can heal itself. However, it barely moves or attacks, and it only counterattacks the opponent at the right moment.
* SuddenNameChange: Was previously called Scottie in his small debut episode, though the writers easily made the change due to never referring to Sawyer as his previous name in the episode.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Sceptile can Mega-evolve by the league.]]
* SweetTooth: Has said that he loves sweets when presented with Serena's desserts and Lumiose Galettes.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** [[spoiler:He finally manages to defeat Ash during their third battle. While his Doublade still lost to Ash's Noivern, his newly aqcuired Clawitzer took down ''both'' Noivern and Hawlucha before losing to Greninja, and Sceptile managed to defeat Greninja largely
because Ash was forcing the transformation too much instead of letting it happen naturally.]]
** [[spoiler:Having made it all the way to the Kalos League semi-finals and giving Ash a very challenging full 6v6 battle that Sawyer narrowly lost, compared to how Ash did
his Fairy-Type. Valerie is also capable of speaking Dedenne's language because of his type.
* OutOfFocus: When Squishy appeared, he took over as TeamPet and occupying Bonnie's pouch, with Dedenne recalled into its ball and is absent more often. Dedenne did get a bit more focus after [[spoiler: Squishy's departure]], and helped out in Cilan's guest appearance.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Bonnie's
first reaction to Dedenne is exclaiming how cute he is. Dedenne effectively fills time around in the role Indigo League, he sure has taken in several levels of it.]]
* TrainingFromHell: He mentioned that he worked ''very'' hard to catch up to Ash, and eventually
the team's obligatory cute TeamPet.
results show as [[spoiler:he collects eight badges before Ash does ''and'' defeats Ash in a 3-on-3 match]].
* RunningOnAllFours: Like many real rodents, he regularly stands on two legs but runs on all fours.
* ShockAndAwe: Electric-Type, but
TransformationTrinket: At the Lumiose Conference, his electric power signature notebook's bookmark is signifcantly lower than Pikachu's or Luxray's.
* TastesLikeFriendship:
** Though initially wanting no business
equipped with a Key Stone while his Sceptile has a Sceptilite clipped onto a green scarf around its neck.
%%* UseYourHead: Bagon's Headbutt.
* WartsAndAll: Downplayed. After Ash loses to Wulfric, Sawyer leaves the team, silently concerned his idol has fallen behind him. However, he's confident that Ash will bounce back in time for the Kalos League.
* WhenTreesAttack: Sceptile knows the ultimate Grass-Type attack, Frenzy Plant, a mass of gigantic roots that swamp the opponent in all directions.
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:Despite Frenzy Plant being the most powerful Grass-Type attack and earlier having defeated Tierno's Blastoise and Ash's
Pikachu, he is quickly bought over Sceptile's Frenzy Plant never hits Greninja.]]
* WorthyOpponent: What Sawyer and his Sceptile proves to be
when Pikachu kindly feeds him.
** When Dedenne
facing Ash and Goomy become friends, his Greninja in the first thing Goomy does is nibble his ear.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: While earlier on
semi-finals. Even after losing, he was referred to as "like Pikachu's sibling", his gender wasn't confirmed until the Tripokalon dance episode. He was wearing a blue ribbon which was found on all other male Pokémon, as the female ones were wearing tiaras.
* TookALevelInBadass: In [=XY056=], he battled Team Rocket alongside Pancham
happy for Ash and he did all he could vows to protect Goomy from Team Rocket.
* TunnelKing: Dedenne apparently lived in an underground tunnel system before being captured.

!!'''Chespin (Harimaron)'''
get stronger and one day surpass him.

!!'''Alain'''
--> See Mega Evolution Special section.

!'''Serena's Rivals:'''

!!'''Shauna (Sana)'''
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->'''Voiced
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-->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame
->'''Voiced
Yurie Kobori
-->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Suzy Myers

Chespin is one of the starter
Jo Armeniox
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Adriana Núñez

A young and outgoing
Pokémon trainer who loves [=PokéVision=] videos. She becomes acquainted to Ash and co. at Prof. Sycamore's lab. When Ash and the gang return back to Prof. Sycamore's lab, Chespin steals Serena's basket of macarons and eats them for itself. After he witnesses Team Rocket kidnap Prof. Sycamore and, unintentionally, Serena and Bonnie, Chespin helps Ash and Clemont track down Team Rocket. When Chespin's life becomes endangered by Team Rocket's mecha robot, Clemont saves him and they start to bond. After defeating Team Rocket, Chespin wishes to join Clemont's team which he accepts. summer camp.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: More than once, his attempts to befriend Eevee would lead to her hiding behind Serena or Bunnelby. The awkwardness of the situation is more on Eevee's shyness than on Chespin's forward approach.
* AchillesInHisTent: Enforced by Clemont making him stay in the sidelines during the Lumiose Gym battle, a situation that left Chespin sulking.
* BalloonBelly: As a consequence of being a BigEater, he at one point becomes overweight, which hinders him in battle.
* BigEater: Chespin is quite the glutton, and especially loves macarons and Poképuffs.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand that Clemont gave to them.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his bumbling and slacker attitude, Chespin proves quite efficient in battle when necessary. He has held his ground against Team Rocket and Xeroxic just as well, if not better than the more level headed Bunnelby and Luxray.
* {{Determinator}}: Even when its attacks have no effect, he refuses to give up against the Mega-Mega-Meowth mecha after being shown friendship.
* {{Expy}}: The Piplup of the team, succeeding Ash's Oshawott.
* FatalAttractor: To say that Chespin's unlucky in love is both an understatement and a misunderstanding. He can't be subtle around Eevee, to the point where he scared her when he lost control after he got too excited when she seemed to become confident around him. When Chespin tried to flirt with Buneary, she knocked him aside and went back to Bunnelby.
* FollowYourNose: His sense of smell is very acute when it comes to locating food.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he appears to be the Foolish to Bunnelby's Responsible.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Professor Sycamore was expositing Bond Phenomenon to Ash and company, Chespin was seen asking Dedenne if he could possibly have the potential as well, only for Dedenne to shoot his hopes down, causing Chespin to pout in an annoyed manner.
* GreenEyedMonster: He seems to express jealousy and envy towards Bunnelby due to Eevee's trust in Bunnelby and in one episode where a Buneary developed a crush on Bunnelby.
* GreenThumb: He's Clemont's first and only Grass-Type Pokémon.
* HeroicSecondWind: His ability is Overgrow, which increases his Grass-Type attacks when his stamina is low. Has been used only once.
* IOweYouMyLife: Starts bonding with Clemont when he saves it from being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha.
* {{Keet}}: Has a very happy-go lucky attitude and a habit of popping out of his Pokéball on his own when something interests it.
* TheMcCoy: Chespin is very trusting and generous, and was even willing to offer help to Meowth when he needed it.
* ObsessedWithFood: His obsession with food helped him locate Team Rocket's hideout. The same obsession has also lead him into dangerous situations, such as nearly being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha as he tried to pick up some macarons, and becoming overweight in one episode.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Not counting Dedenne who is just there to be kept by Bonnie, Chespin is by far the weakest of Clemont's Pokémon who travel with him, and arguably being weaker than all of his Gym Pokémon. This led to Chespin being excluded from Clemont's Gym Team, and even though Chespin is a non-Electric type, that didn't stop Bunnelby from being included in Clemont's team.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Anytime he and Pancham are together, expect bickering.
* SmarterThanYouLook: One might not expect a glutton and slacker like Chespin to be all that clever, but he has his moments. He once willingly entered one of Team Rocket's traps alongside Pikachu so he could pick the lock using his Vine Whip, eventually setting Pikachu free.
* SpikeShooter: Knows Pin Missile.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Perhaps the only relevant team member from Clemont's side that gets much more screen time than ''his own trainer''.
* TastesLikeFriendship: After Clemont saves him, Chespin offers a macaron to Clemont for saving its life. After Team Rocket has been defeated, Clemont offers some of the macarons to Chespin but instead of eating them all it shares he with the rest of the gang.
* TookALevelInKindness: Started out as a greedy troublemaker, but soon gets better after bonding with Clemont.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves Macarons, going so far as to eat the group's entire supply if he gets a chance. Later on he gets more into Poképuffs.
* UseYourHead: His Tackle is a powerful headbutt.
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Pancham. The two frequently descend to bickering when they're allowed to be near each other.

!!'''Luxio --> Luxray (Rentorar)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki (Kolink and Luxio), Kensuke Sato (Rentorar)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Jenness (Shinx and Luxio), Billy Bob Thompson (Luxray)

Luxray is a Pokémon that Clemont used to play with in his younger years before evolving from a Shinx. They reunited in Kalos after he evolved into a Luxio.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: More than once, his attempts to befriend Eevee would lead to BadassAdorable: Unlike her hiding behind friends, who fully evolve their starters, her Bulbasaur stops evolving at Ivysaur, presumably because the massive Venusaur wouldn't be as useful in Showcases.
* GenkiGirl: Every bit as excitable as her game counterpart.
* GracefulLoser: She cries a little when she's unable to go to the final round of the final showcase, but she encourages
Serena or Bunnelby. The awkwardness of to go for the situation is more on Eevee's shyness than on Chespin's forward approach.
* AchillesInHisTent: Enforced by Clemont making him stay in the sidelines during the Lumiose Gym battle, a situation that left Chespin sulking.
* BalloonBelly: As a consequence of being a BigEater, he at one point becomes overweight, which hinders him in battle.
* BigEater: Chespin is quite the glutton, and especially loves macarons and Poképuffs.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand that Clemont gave to them.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his bumbling and slacker attitude, Chespin proves quite efficient in battle when necessary. He has held his ground against Team Rocket and Xeroxic just as well, if not better than the more level headed Bunnelby and Luxray.
* {{Determinator}}: Even when its attacks have no effect, he refuses to give up against the Mega-Mega-Meowth mecha after being shown friendship.
* {{Expy}}: The Piplup of the team, succeeding Ash's Oshawott.
* FatalAttractor: To say that Chespin's unlucky in love is both an understatement and a misunderstanding. He can't be subtle around Eevee, to the point where he scared her when he lost control after he got too excited when she seemed to become confident around him. When Chespin tried to flirt with Buneary, she knocked him aside and went back to Bunnelby.
* FollowYourNose: His sense of smell is very acute when it comes to locating food.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he appears to be the Foolish to Bunnelby's Responsible.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Professor Sycamore was expositing Bond Phenomenon to Ash and company, Chespin was seen asking Dedenne if he could possibly have the potential as well, only for Dedenne to shoot his hopes down, causing Chespin to pout in an annoyed manner.
* GreenEyedMonster: He seems to express jealousy and envy towards Bunnelby due to Eevee's trust in Bunnelby and in one episode where a Buneary developed a crush on Bunnelby.
gold.
* GreenThumb: He's Clemont's Her starter is Bulbasaur/Ivysaur, a Grass-Type.
* InstantExpert: Despite being a rookie performer, she catches on to it with relative ease, even winning her
first showcase.
* TheRival: To Ash's group at summer camp, but especially to Serena, who also has an interest in [=PokéVision=].
* ShipperOnDeck: Like Miette, Shauna teases Serena about her crush on Ash.
* ThreeAmigos: With Trevor
and only Grass-Type Pokémon.
* HeroicSecondWind: His ability is Overgrow, which increases his Grass-Type attacks when his stamina is low. Has been used only once.
* IOweYouMyLife: Starts bonding
Tierno, with Clemont when he saves it from her being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha.
the girl.
* {{Keet}}: Has a very happy-go lucky attitude and a habit of popping out of his Pokéball on his own when something interests it.
* TheMcCoy: Chespin is very trusting and generous, and was even willing to offer help to Meowth when he needed it.
* ObsessedWithFood: His obsession with food helped him locate Team Rocket's hideout.
TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The same obsession has also lead him into dangerous situations, such as nearly being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha as he tried tomboy to pick up some macarons, and becoming overweight in one episode.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Not counting Dedenne who is just there to be kept by Bonnie, Chespin is by far the weakest of Clemont's Pokémon who travel with him, and arguably being weaker than all of his Gym Pokémon. This led to Chespin being excluded from Clemont's Gym Team, and even though Chespin is a non-Electric type, that didn't stop Bunnelby from being included in Clemont's team.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Anytime he and Pancham are together, expect bickering.
* SmarterThanYouLook: One might not expect a glutton and slacker like Chespin to be all that clever, but he has his moments. He once willingly entered one of Team Rocket's traps alongside Pikachu so he could pick the lock using his Vine Whip, eventually setting Pikachu free.
* SpikeShooter: Knows Pin Missile.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Perhaps the only relevant team member from Clemont's side that gets much more screen time than ''his own trainer''.
* TastesLikeFriendship: After Clemont saves him, Chespin offers a macaron to Clemont for saving its life. After Team Rocket has been defeated, Clemont offers some of the macarons to Chespin but instead of eating them all it shares he with the rest of the gang.
* TookALevelInKindness: Started out as a greedy troublemaker, but soon gets better after bonding with Clemont.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves Macarons, going so far as to eat the group's entire supply if he gets a chance. Later on he gets more into Poképuffs.
* UseYourHead: His Tackle is a powerful headbutt.
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Pancham. The two frequently descend to bickering when they're allowed to be near each other.

!!'''Luxio --> Luxray (Rentorar)'''
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Serena's girly girl.

[[hardline]]

!!'''Aria (Elle)'''
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->'''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/aria.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki (Kolink and Luxio), Kensuke Sato (Rentorar)
->'''Voiced
Creator/MarinaInoue
-->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Emily Jenness (Shinx and Luxio), Billy Bob Thompson (Luxray)

Luxray is a
Lindsay Sheppard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Circe Luna (season 17), Nycolle González (season 18)

A famous
Pokémon that Clemont used to play with in his younger years before evolving from a Shinx. They reunited in Performer. Aria is the current Kalos after he evolved into a Luxio.Queen.



* TheAce: Luxray is Clemont's strongest Pokémon.
%%* CastFromHitPoints: Knows Wild Charge.
* ChildhoodFriends: Often played together with Clemont when Luxray was a Shinx, but he didn't captured him back then.
* ADayInTheLimelight: His evolution episode, "The Future is Now, Thanks to Determination". Luxray's time as a Luxio was always the Pokémon that was just kinda there with the rest of the cast ever since his capture episode.
* NotSoStoic: Luxio/Luxray is serious for most of the time, but he's shown to be lighthearted and friendly at times and even gets a few ComicallySerious moments.
* OlderAndWiser: In the (imprecise) amount of time spent separated from Clemont, he not only evolved, but developed a more serious and calmer personality and is more mature overall.
* OhCrap: Right before [[http://i.imgur.com/6ZSHt83.png getting hit by Goodra's Bide]].
* OutOfFocus: Much worse than Clemont after the Gym Battle. People often forget he even owns a Luxray.
* PerpetualFrowner: Luxio/Luxray doesn't smile that often and is frowning for the majority of time.
* ShockAndAwe: Electric-Type. When they first met, Shinx's lack of electricity inspired Clemont to build a system that allows Electric-Type Pokémon to take electric showers. The only offensive Eletric-Type attacks Luxio/Luxray seems to know are physical, Thunder Fang and Wild Charge.
* UnexpectedCharacter: No one was expecting a 4th Generation capture for the main group, especially since the Shinx family isn't even present in the Kalos Pokédex.
* XRayVision: Luxray is shown to have a kind of those, useful for when the gang is trying to find some things.

!!'''Lumiose Gym Pokémon'''

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* TheAce: Luxray She is Clemont's strongest Pokémon.
%%* CastFromHitPoints: Knows Wild Charge.
* ChildhoodFriends: Often played together with Clemont when Luxray was a Shinx, but he didn't captured him back then.
* ADayInTheLimelight: His evolution episode, "The Future is Now, Thanks to Determination". Luxray's time as a Luxio was always
the undisputed best Pokémon Performer in all of Kalos.
* ClarkKenting: Add glasses, put on a hat, and you got Ariana (Elena).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair with red eyes.
* FamedInStory: She is the crowned Kalos Queen
that was just kinda there with the rest of the cast ever since his capture episode.
* NotSoStoic: Luxio/Luxray is serious for most of the time, but he's shown to be lighthearted and friendly at times and even gets a few ComicallySerious moments.
* OlderAndWiser: In the (imprecise) amount of time spent separated from Clemont, he not only evolved, but developed a more serious and calmer personality and is more mature overall.
* OhCrap: Right before [[http://i.imgur.com/6ZSHt83.png getting hit by Goodra's Bide]].
* OutOfFocus: Much worse than Clemont after the Gym Battle. People often forget he even owns a Luxray.
* PerpetualFrowner: Luxio/Luxray doesn't smile that often and is frowning for the majority of time.
* ShockAndAwe: Electric-Type. When they first met, Shinx's lack of electricity inspired Clemont to build a system that allows Electric-Type
every other Pokémon Performer strives to take electric showers. The only offensive Eletric-Type attacks Luxio/Luxray seems achieve. [[spoiler:She still gets to know are physical, Thunder Fang and Wild Charge.
* UnexpectedCharacter: No one was expecting a 4th Generation capture
keep it for much longer after the main group, especially since the Shinx family isn't even present in Master Class Showcase is over]].
* HairDecorations: Her performance dress comes with a blue hair bow.
* OperaGloves: Her performance dress comes with long white gloves.
* PimpedOutDress: Her primary dress when seen as
the Kalos Pokédex.
* XRayVision: Luxray
Queen is shown odd to have say the very least. Somehow combining a kind of those, useful neck-tie with a matching thigh-high ZettaiRyouiki, white OperaGloves, and FrillsOfJustice.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she easily gets to keep her Kalos Queen title
for when even longer after getting almost ''double'' the gang is trying amount of votes Serena had at the Master Class Showcase]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her performance dress includes long blue socks that go up
to find some things.

!!'''Lumiose Gym Pokémon'''
her thighs.

!!'''Miette (Millefeui)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Saori Hayashi [=(XY026)=], Creator/KeiShindou [=(XY080 and beyond)=]
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Maggie [=McDowell=]
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betsabé Jara

A Pokémon Performer knowledgeable in cooking Poké Puffs. She develops a crush on Ash, becoming a rival to Serena.



* AdaptedOut: Unlike the games Clemont does not have an Emolga.
* JustFollowingOrders: While Clemont's Pokémon were happy to see him back, they still have to battle Clemont and his friends due to being under Clembot's command.
* ShockAndAwe: It's an Electric-Type Gym. So everyone of them is this type.

!!!'''Magnemite (Coil)'''

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* AdaptedOut: Unlike ArcWelding: Introduced as a rival to Serena for a couple of things (baking, Ash). Later, Showcases are introduced and Serena focuses her attention on the games Clemont does competition, so when Miette returns, she has conveniently the same goal in mind, keeping their rivalry fresh.
* AscendedExtra: Was a OneShotCharacter in an early ''XY'' episode, but makes a return about 50 episodes later.
* ChekhovsGun: When Serena runs afoul of some wild Swirlix, it was Miette who realized that they were disturbed by something. She immediately points out that the reason she knows their behavior is because her signature Pokémon, Slurpuff, is Swirlix's evolved form.
* CookingDuel: Serena and her enter a Poké Puff Contest in order to find out who makes better Poké Puffs.
* TheGadfly: Plays this role to Serena with glee. She's fond of popping up behind her out of nowhere to startle her, and using her crush on Ash against her by implying that she'll steal him away from her. It's pretty clear that her actual interest in Ash (if any) is nowhere near as genuine as Serena's, she just likes seeing her flustered.
* GracefulLoser: She nearly breaks in tears for
not have an Emolga.
making it to the semifinals, but she's able to compose herself and cheer on Serena's progress.
* JustFollowingOrders: While Clemont's ItAmusedMe: Possibly one of the reasons why she teases Serena on her feelings on Ash, just to see her get comically flustered over them.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She seems to enjoy sneaking up behind Serena and getting startling close to her when making sly remarks about Ash, particularly at the end of the Dendemille Showcase. She also clings onto Ash's arm during the dance episode after he accepts to be her partner, much to Serena's annoyance. Ash is uncomfortable a bit with the closeness, but is too kind to not tell her to get off.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Slurpuff.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow
Pokémon were happy Performer. Miette did well enough to see him back, they still have score third place in the Dendemille Showcase she competed in against Serena. She pretends to battle Clemont be a ''romantic'' rival as well, to Serena's chagrin.
* RunningGag: Practically every time she makes an appearance in an episode, her first order of business is to tease Serena on her feelings while putting the moves on Ash right in front of her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Immediately catches on to Serena's crush on Ash,
and his friends due teases her about it just to being under Clembot's command.
* ShockAndAwe:
get on her nerves. It's an Electric-Type Gym. So everyone implied (and ultimately confirmed when the group splits up after the Master Class Showcase) that she's doing it at least partially to push Serena to act on her feelings.
* SupremeChef: A Poké Puff cook.
* TheTease: Miette whispers to Serena that she might take Ash for herself if Serena doesn't make her move; causing Serena to blush.
* TryingNotToCry: Before congratulating Serena on her win
of them is this type.

!!!'''Magnemite (Coil)'''
the first round of the Master Class Showcase, she cries due to having lost to her at that round. Even after wiping her tears, the poor girl still breaks down a bit in front of Serena.

!!'''Nini (Nene)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motoko Kumai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jenny Emm
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Georgina "Gina" Sánchez

A rookie Pokémon Performer who trains her Pokémon to follow a dance routine she calls "Heartbreak."



* CanonForeigner: In the games, Clemont has a Magneton, but no Magnemite.
* ExtraOreDinary: Its secondary type is Steel.
* FlatCharacter: It's mostly present to fill in Clemont's Gym team from before he starts travelling with Ash.
* OutOfFocus: It hasn't appeared since its first episode, with much more focus on Clemont's travelling team and on Heliolisk. It's not used in the Gym Battle with Ash, either.

!!!'''Magneton (Rarecoil)'''

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* CanonForeigner: AbhorrentAdmirer: Her Smoochum is attracted to Serena's Pancham, who wants nothing to do with her.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle, which comes with [[HairDecorations two tiny red hair-ties]].
* GracefulLoser: She takes her early loss in the Anistar Showcase well, and wishes Serena luck for the performance portion.
* NiceHat: Wears a tiny red hat with a pink ribbon band.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. The two meet each other in [=XY050=], and decide to show off their performances to one another for critique. In episode [=XY091=], they compete against one another in the Anistar Showcase.
* ShipperOnDeck: She (like the rest of Serena's rivals) is very much aware of Serena's feelings for Ash and joins in teasing her about it when she meets her in the Master Class.
* SmallNameBigEgo:
In the games, Clemont has a Magneton, but no Magnemite.
* ExtraOreDinary: Its secondary type is Steel.
* FlatCharacter: It's mostly present
dub, once she appears in Serena's second performance, she ''nearly'' borders on being the {{Jerkass}} rival to fill in Clemont's Gym team from before he starts travelling with Ash.
Serena if it hadn't been for her being a GracefulLoser and Serena (and Shauna) being too nice to her egotistical boasts.
* OutOfFocus: It hasn't appeared since its TryingNotToCry: While still out on stage for the results, she holds her head down, though unable to hold back tears, after losing to Jessie at first episode, with much more focus on Clemont's travelling team and on Heliolisk. It's not used in round of the Master Class Showcase.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kalos
Gym Battle with Ash, either.

!!!'''Magneton (Rarecoil)'''
Leaders]]

!!'''Viola'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lori Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrea Orozco

The Bug-type Gym Leader of Santalune City. She's also a professional photographer.



* ExtraOreDinary: Steel is its secondary type.
* OutOfFocus: While not as much as Magnemite, it's still not given as much focus as Heliolisk and Clemont's travelling team. It's not used in the Gym Battle with Ash, either.

!!!'''Heliolisk (Elezard)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' ????

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* ExtraOreDinary: Steel AdaptationalBadass: Viola is its ranked as a Marchioness in the Battle Chateau in the games. In the anime, she is ranked a level higher as a Duchess.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Specializes in Bug-types, being the first female Gym Leader to specializes in this type.
* BlowYouAway: Vivillon's Gust is used to blow the opponent away who has difficulty to stand on the frozen ground or to trap flying Pokémon in the Sticky Web.
* CameraFiend: She's a photographer, and enjoys snapping pictures of trainers and their Pokémon.
* CatchPhrase: "Picture perfect!" in the English dub, "Shutter chance!" in Japanese.
* FragileSpeedster: Surskit is ''very'' fast, especially when skating on ice, but falls quickly after a few successful hits.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During Ash's rematch, her Vivillon accidentally collides with some ice left behind by her Surskit.
* HurricaneOfPuns: She drops plenty of puns involving photography.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When Ash finally has the advantage during their rematch, Viola reveals her Vivillon knows [[StandardStatusEffects Sleep Powder]].
* AnIcePerson: Surskit's Ice Beam, which is often used to freeze the ground, allowing nobody but Surskit to move on the ground.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash and his Pokémon come prepared during their rematch, so Viola's old strategies barely even slow them down the second time around.
* LettingHerHairDown: Well, [[DownplayedTrope not fully]], but when she reappears at the Battle Chateau, her hair is down in a ponytail instead of the regular style (see her image above).
%%* MakingASplash: Surskit's secondary type, probably to counter Fire-Types.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Vivillon's Solar Beam. The charging drawback is dropped, thanks to the opponent being trapped in Surskit's Sticky Web.
%%* PsychicPowers: Vivillon's Psychic.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Looks really cute in a dress at the Battle Chateau, and with her hair somewhat down.
* ShipTease: With Grant. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau, later on during the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler: the two are holding hands and embracing each other....after the Megalith is temporarily stopped]].
* StickySituation: Surskit's Sticky Web. And even if it doesn't hit the opponent, Vivillon would later blow the opponent away and trap it in the web.
* SuperSpeed: Surskit uses the ice it creates to zip around the battlefield.
* TrapMaster: A major part of Viola's strategy is preemptively using attacks to manipulate the battlefield to give her an advantage, much like how real life insects do. Ash specifically trains his Pokémon to counter her set ups during their rematch.
* TheTrickster: She sets up traps, freezes the field, and destroys her opponent's momentum to gain an advantage over foes.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Ash loses his first battle with her, showing the new region won't be a walk in the park.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Vivillon's
secondary type.
* OutOfFocus: While not as much as Magnemite, it's still not given as much focus as Heliolisk and Clemont's travelling team. It's not used TheWorfEffect: She loses to Grant in the Gym Battle with Ash, either.

!!!'''Heliolisk (Elezard)'''
->'''Voiced
Chateu to demonstrate how tough he is and what his strategy looks like. Despite her Surskit having a double advantage over Grant's Onix, it also has a weakness to Rock-Type moves.

!!'''Clembot (Citroid)'''
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-->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
->'''Voiced
Kensuke Sato
-->'''Voiced
in English by:''' ????Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrés García

A robot built by Clemont to be the current Electric-type Gym leader of Lumiose City while he is away.



* TheAce: Heliolisk was Clemont's original ace prior to Luxray. Which makes sense, since Heliolisk is his ace in the games as well. As long as Clemont is travelling, it acts as Clembot's ace for the meantime. It is also the only one of Clemont's original three Pokémon to be used during the Gym Battle against Ash.
* AchillesHeel: It has to stop for a second and extend the frilled collar around its neck to attack, making it more vulnerable to damage by direct attacks. Ash notices and is able to exploit this by having Hawlucha use a point-blank Hi Jump Kick during the split second when it opens its frills.
* DemotedToExtra: Given that Heliolisk is based of its original game counterpart, it is a hard fall from being Clemont's signature Pokémon to a Pokémon who doesn't travel with its trainer.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Knows Bulldoze. It was actually taught this move by Clembot as a means of countering Dig and other Ground-type moves, and Clemont had to think outside the box like Ash would in order to defeat it in battle and reclaim the Gym from Clembot.
* FragileSpeedster: It's not able to take too much damage directly, but proves fast enough to be difficult to hit anyway. Ash counters this by using Hawlucha, who is not only fast enough to match it but who has super-effective Fighting-type moves.
* GlassCannon: Again, despite its frailty, Heliolisk compensates by having powerful moves that do impressive damage.
* {{Keet}}: It has an ''extraordinarily'' lively personality, as shown when it was first sent out against Clemont. It was also the most visibly happy to see him again of all three Gym Mons.
* LizardFolk: It is based on the frill-necked lizard after all, and it moves on its hind legs.
* LifeDrain: Unsurprisingly given that the move is primarily associated with the line in the games, it knows Parabolic Charge, a new move introduced in Generation VI that gives the Electric type a healing move.
* LightEmUp: It knows Flash.
* NonElemental: Its secondary type is Normal, which becomes its weakness when facing Hawlucha.
* StandardStatusEffects: It knows Thunder Wave, which it uses to paralyze Ash's Goodra, forcing him to substitute with Hawlucha.
* TailSlap: Knows Dragon Tail.
* TheWorfEffect: Given that Heliolisk was Clemont's strongest Pokémon and is still his #2, since Heliolisk is kept in the Lumiouse Gym, its job is to lose against strong opponents.

!!'''Bonnie (Eureka)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MariyaIse, Creator/MikaKanai[[labelnote:*]]temporary VA when former was in maternity leave[[/labelnote]]
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Alyson Rosenfeld
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jocelyn Robles

Clemont's little sister and another sidekick for the ''XY'' series. She's too young to own a Pokémon of her own yet, but has a willing spirit to help out in any way she can. With a bottomless curiosity and a burning passion for Pokémon, Bonnie loves to take care of and play with Pokémon of all kinds.

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* TheAce: Heliolisk AIIsACrapshoot: Clemont initially programmed the Clembot to function as a harsh opponent that only accepted battles from trainers with four badges. At the end of the process, he somehow managed to mistime his only window to set a voice activated override code and was subsequently locked out of testing it in battle, as, being a Gym Leader himself, he lacked the requisite badges. Until he reprogrammed it, it became strict and violent to both Gym challenger losers and those trainers that lacked the appropriate number of badges alike, electrocuting and ejecting them from the Gym.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: While Clembot was playing housekeeper to Meyer, Team Flare has infiltrated the Prism Tower under their very noses, turning it into their new base of operations.
* AntiVillain: Due to acting by its programming with good intent, but having misinterpreted
Clemont's original ace prior instructions due to Luxray. Which makes sense, since Heliolisk is his ace in its limited self-awareness.
* ArcVillain: For
the games as well. As long as first few episodes of the XY series, Clembot poses a bit of a dilemma for Clemont and Bonnie.
* BattleButler: If he isn't minding the Gym, his other job
is travelling, to apparently help out around the house.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Meyer. Clembot is ''not'' amused about how Meyer claims to have been in queue for a couple of hours just to buy Lumiose Gallettes (when
it acts was actually Clembot who stood in line).
* CanonForeigner: Created for the show
as a means of setting up Clemont's departure with Ash, while his Gym is being managed.
* ClearMyName: Clembot gets framed for a rash of incidents when Ash and company return to Lumiose City to meet with Clemont again. The culprit is a roboticist named Belmondo who built a 2nd "Dark" Clembot, all for an EngineeredHeroics ploy.
* ChekhovsGunman: When Ash enters the Lumiose Gym, we only hear
Clembot's ace for the meantime. voice through a monitor when Ash tries to have a Gym battle. It is also not until [=XY009=] that Ash learns that the only voice belongs to the rogue Clembot.
* CerebusRetcon:
** In early episodes. He is just
one of Clemont's original three Pokémon many malfunctioning inventions. The malfunction with Clembot, however, is treated as a serious matter, when previous failures are merely PlayedForLaughs.
** After his first reboot, Clembot is treated as if he was actual family. The part where [[spoiler:Clembot sacrifices himself
to be used during the Gym Battle against Ash.
* AchillesHeel: It has to
help stop for a second and extend the frilled collar around its neck to attack, making it more vulnerable to damage by direct attacks. Ash notices and Team Flare]] is able to exploit this by having Hawlucha use a point-blank Hi Jump Kick during the split second when it opens its frills.
* DemotedToExtra: Given that Heliolisk is based of its original game counterpart, it is a hard fall from being Clemont's signature Pokémon to a Pokémon who doesn't travel with its trainer.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Knows Bulldoze. It was
actually taught this move by Clembot as a means of countering Dig and other Ground-type moves, pretty dramatic, and Clemont was heartbroken as a result.
* TheDreaded: The Lumiose Gym has developed a reputation as [[NoOshaCompliance dangerous for everyone]] who attempted to conquer it, at least until Clemont takes back the gym and fixes his creation.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Clembot tells Clemont that a shutdown of the Prism Tower's systems would erase his flash memory, effectively killing him. But he tells Clemont he has to do it to stop Team Flare and save the world. [[WeCanRebuildHim Clemont rebuilds him, fortunately]].]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Clembot's memories from, when Clemont built vanished after defeating Team Flare, meaning he
had to think outside start from before.]]
* NoOSHACompliance: During its time as Gym usurper, it got a bad reputation for zapping and ejecting trainers who had less than four badges (like Ash, who had precisely zero) or who lost against it (like
the box like Ash would in order to defeat it in battle and reclaim bloke with a Ralts rightfully complaining about how violent the Gym was). It ejected trainers by throwing them out from Clembot.
* FragileSpeedster: It's not able to take too much damage directly, but proves fast enough to be difficult to hit anyway. Ash counters this by using Hawlucha, who is not only fast enough to match it but who has super-effective Fighting-type moves.
* GlassCannon: Again, despite its frailty, Heliolisk compensates by having powerful moves that do impressive damage.
* {{Keet}}: It has an ''extraordinarily'' lively personality, as shown when it was first sent out against Clemont. It was also
quite a ways up the most visibly happy to see him again of all three Gym Mons.
* LizardFolk: It is
building - a large tower based on off of the frill-necked lizard after all, and it moves on its hind legs.
Eiffel Tower in RealLife - with no cushions or anything to break the fall.
* LifeDrain: Unsurprisingly given PsychoElectro: It electrocuted trainers that the move is primarily associated with the line didn't live up to its standards.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: While A.I have appeared
in the games, it knows Parabolic Charge, a new move introduced in Generation VI that gives anime before, Clembot is probably the Electric type a healing move.
* LightEmUp: It knows Flash.
* NonElemental: Its secondary type is Normal, which becomes its weakness when facing Hawlucha.
* StandardStatusEffects: It knows Thunder Wave, which it uses
first to paralyze Ash's Goodra, forcing him to substitute with Hawlucha.
* TailSlap: Knows Dragon Tail.
* TheWorfEffect: Given that Heliolisk was Clemont's strongest Pokémon
be treated as a re-occurring support character. He acts just like, and is still generally treated like a person (aside from being re-programmed when his #2, since Heliolisk is kept A.I was programmed wrongly).
* ShockAndAwe: Clemont built it to specialize
in Electric-types.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He believed he was doing
the Lumiouse Gym, its job is to lose against strong opponents.

!!'''Bonnie (Eureka)'''
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right thing for Clemont during his first reign.

!!'''Grant (Zakuro)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MariyaIse, Creator/MikaKanai[[labelnote:*]]temporary VA when former was in maternity leave[[/labelnote]]
Creator/HirofumiNojima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Alyson Rosenfeld
Cory Willis
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jocelyn Robles

Clemont's little sister
Carlo Vásquez

The Rock-type Gym Leader of Cyllage City. He is an avid rock climber
and another sidekick for the ''XY'' series. She's too young to own a Pokémon of her own yet, but has a willing spirit to help out in any way she can. With a bottomless curiosity and a burning passion for Pokémon, Bonnie loves to take care of and play with Pokémon of all kinds.athlete.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: She doesn't pull her punches when pointing out Clemont's lack of athleticism, but seems mature enough to know when to apologize. Also, much to Clemont's exasperation, she asks just about any girl she meets to marry him. But she is not as bratty as Max.
* AscendedExtra: In the games, her only roles are hosting the Lumiose Gym/Prism Tower Pokémon Quiz. After becoming the champion, the player can get a ribbon from her if they have a Pokémon with maximum affection. In the anime, she's a main character alongside Clemont.
* BigBrotherWorship: She may snark at Clemont's lack of athletic skill, but she still looks up to him.
%%* BlushSticker: In her more genki moments.
* BrattyHalfPint: Not a full on case, but it is made apparent that her younger age can make her ''incredibly'' tactless compared to the rest of the team. She usually lacks any form of filter in her criticizing of others for example, nonchalantly calling Goomy a coward and constantly snarking at her brother's hopelessness.
* CatchPhrase:
** Bonnie's vocabulary is not terribly extensive, so she uses "keep" as a substitute for several verbs such as "capture" and "''marry''".
** In the English dub, whenever she tries to get a girl to marry Clemont, it's "You're a keeper!" and "Please take care of my brother!"
* CheerfulChild: Curious, energetic and innocent. Bonnie always sees things through a positive lens, and gives every new Pokémon a chance, regardless of their appearance or natures.
* ClingyJealousGirl: After spending most of the series trying to hook Clemont up with any girl the group meets, Bonnie suddenly becomes apprehensive when Clemont finds a potential match, and tries to drive them apart.
* CutenessProximity: She squees at the sight of every new Pokémon she meets, even a [[ThreateningShark Gar]][[OurDragonsAreDifferent chomp]].
* TheCutie: Her antics, affection for Pokémon, and youthful energy makes her a younger sibling all the characters want to look after.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: As a typical trait of small children in anime, she doesn't like carrots.
* DraggedByTheCollar:
** Repeatedly done by Clemont's mechanical Aipom Arm whenever she asks a girl to marry her brother.
** In the opening of ''XY&Z'', she's dragged off by Sqiushy's 10% Forme.
* FluffyTamer: While not an official trainer, she has a tendency to like even the scariest-looking Pokémon. She even manages to befriend ''and'' evolve the Pokémon equivalent of a TyrannosaurusRex. And also befriending an EldritchAbomination.
* GenkiGirl: Getting zapped by Pikachu doesn't dampen her spirits one bit.
* GratuitousFrench: "S'il vous plait" in the Japanese version.
* HairDecorations: She wears a yellow circular clip for her distinctive sidetail.
* HypocriticalHumor: Her attitude towards Clemont's invention names, when she's not exactly an imaginative sort herself. Squishy, anyone?
* ImageSong: One for both her and Squishy, aptly named "Squishy's Song". It is sung by her voice actress Mariya Ise and is used as XY&Z's ending. She occassionally sings it in the anime, which has a calming effect on Squishy.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Huge, expressive blue eyes perfect for a young girl like Bonnie.
* ItsAllMyFault: When Bunnelby gets hurt during the search for Squishy, Bonnie blames herself because she insisted they go look for it. Clemont comforts her because they all want Squishy back, not just Bonnie.
* LittleMissSnarker: Her brother's lame invention names, awkwardness, and tendency for his inventions to explode gives her plenty to work with. Even Meowth finds her insufferable.
* TheMatchmaker: Tries to find a future wife/girlfriend for Clemont, much to his embarrassment.
* MeaningfulName:
** Both her Japanese and English names refer to different varieties of lemon (the Eureka and Bonnie Brae, respectively).
** "Eureka" is also an expression used to declare when one has achieved an enlightened thought, complimenting her tinkering brother.
* ModestyShorts: Wears a pair under her little tutu skirt.
* MythologyGag: When she asks a girl to marry her brother, Clemont drags her away with the Aipom-Arm similar to how Brock gets dragged away when he flirts with a girl. She also seems to be the anime stand-in for the interactive part of Pokémon Amie.
* TheNicknamer: She calls the Zygarde Core Cell that the group found with the nickname Squishy/Puni-chan[[labelnote:*]]punipuni refers to something squishy[[/labelnote]].
* NightmareFetishist: She is the only character of the group who is not scared of ghosts or haunted houses. Instead, she gets exited about them.
* NoIndoorVoice: Is very loud and squeals at inopportune moments.
* PluckyGirl: She's certainly not afraid to stand up to villains.
* PsychicLink: It's never really explained, but Bonnie seems to develop when with Squishy during the final episodes of the Team Flare Arc, as she was able to feel Squishy was in trouble and that he was mind-controlled.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Has the same goofy grin and awkward run as her brother.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Ash and Serena. She notices Serena gets unusually worried for Ash during his gym battle with Grant early on in the series, after the group encounters Miette for the 2nd time she's fully aware that Serena's in love with Ash with a knowing smirk calling Ash "dense". She'll even join Serena's rivals in teasing her about her feelings for Ash. At the end of the series when [[spoiler:Serena kisses Ash before she leaves for Hoenn]] she's initially VERY shocked but when bidding Serena farewell she winks at her and gives a "way to go" look and fistpump.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Even when she's not of legal age to be a trainer yet, jarringly enough, she gets more episodes than Clemont does. This only becomes much more obvious during the third season where she [[spoiler:gets to take care of one Zygarde Core Cell]] and even gets her own ending theme.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Max. Being the AnnoyingYoungerSibling who isn't old enough to own any Pokémon, but still [[TagAlongKid accompanies]] Ash's team.
* SweetTooth: Bonnie loves her sweets. She even starts drooling just from Serena talking about the restaurants and bakeries in Lumiose City.
* TagalongKid: She sticks by Clemont's side whether he wants it or not, though generally he doesn't seem to mind.
* TenderTears: When she worries about Squishy and wants to go look for it in the dead of the night, Clemont tells her she can't because then HE would be worried sick. Bonnie's reaction is to cry her heart out to Clemont.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sprinkled in here and there in the Japanese version, as per usual CharacterTics for Japanese children. This trait is absent in the English dub, where this convention isn't used.
* TookALevelInBadass: In [=XY056=], she first stepped to the side when Serena was battling Team Rocket. After Pancham became confused due to Inkay's Psybeam, Dedenne used Nuzzle to make it snap out of confusion and she joined the battle, defeating Team Rocket by commanding Dedenne smoothly.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: While Clemont was programming Clembot to recognize him as its master, Bonnie rushes in and tells her brother of a challenger. Clemont never got to program the recognition password he wanted (Clembot registered "You can start today. I'm Clemont, the Gym Leader." instead of "Sandwich"). When Clembot went out of control (due to a "head injury"), Clemont couldn't get it to shut down with ''his'' password. He and Bonnie got booted out of his own gym, and putting many trainers (including Ash!) in danger until Clemont finally takes back his gym and fixes the 'bot.

!!'''Bonnie's Holding Pokémon'''
%%!!'''All of Them''':
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
!!'''Z-1/Squishy (Puni-chan)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YuukiKaji
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Bob Thompson

A Zygarde Core that was being experimented on in Lysandre's secret laboratory, labeled by Team Flare as Z-1. Thanks to Mairin's Chespin, it was able to escape, and ends up running into Ash's group. Bonnie gave it the nickname Squishy due to its, well, squishiness. It hides from Team Flare scientists who are tailing it. There is another Zygarde Core labeled as Z-2, and the opening suggests the two will have a power struggle.
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* AbsurdlyDedicatedWorker: It generally chooses not to show its transformation powers in public, even in instances it would have faced near certain death without them.
* AdorableAbomination: It doesn't hide the fact that it ''is'' Zygarde (though the heroes don't know it yet). But it is still quite cute.
* AnimalisticAbomination: 10% and 50% are a dog and a snake respectively. With that said Bonnie seems to enjoy 10% Forme in the opening.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Suffers Z-2's fate after failing to stop its rampage.
* BreathWeapon: It can use Dragon Pulse in its larger forms. In its complete form, the attack doubles as a ConvergingStreamWeapon, as it uses all four wing-mouths to fire it.
* BrickJoke: Squishy hasn't forgotten who was responsible for setting it free. Once Chespie awakens from his coma, Squishy promptly thanks him. The thank you [[FriendshipMoment was enough]].
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: Both Squishy and Z-2 depart into space when Lysandre's threat is put down, with Z-1 and Bonnie bidding farewell to each other. They show up again a few episodes later to do it again, as they still need to clean up all the corrupted roots from Team Flare's experiment and require Ash-Greninja's help.]]
* ChestBlaster: Zygarde Complete's ultimate attack, Core Enforcer, is a WaveMotionGun fired from its BellyMouth.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:In ''Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel'', Zygarde's Complete Form appears for a couple of seconds to help wild Pokémon from a WaveMotionGun.]]
* EscapedFromTheLab: With the help of Mairin's Chespin, Squishy was able to escape Team Flare.
* FusionDance: It can combine with other Zygarde cells to make larger forms up to 50%, and can reach 100% by joining with Z-2.
* GodzillaThreshold: Since it spent most of the time in fear of Team Flare, Squishy rarely transforms into its other formes to draw attention to itself, and when cornered it prefers the 10% Forme, most probably for a speedy and stealthy getaway. Squishy only transformed into 50% Forme to confront the other Core, who is BrainwashedAndCrazy, and into 100% Forme [[spoiler:to save Navel Plateau in the 3rd Movie, and to finally finish off Lysandre when his Megalith had the heroes on the ropes (and only because the second Zygarde Core finally starts believing Squishy's words that HumansAreSpecial).]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight:
** When Lumiose City is getting attacked after the Kalos League, Squishy separated from Ash's group once more, to confront the one responsible, Z-2. All this time from running through the chaos to Prism Tower, and up to confronting Z-2 itself, had Squishy frantically trying to call out to its other half, only to fall upon deaf ears.
** [[spoiler:Squishy becomes the "receiver" itself when Bonnie tries (and succeeds, even) to get Squishy to wake up from Team Flare's control.]]
* ImageSong: Together with Bonnie, "Squishy's Song", which is the first ending of [=XY&Z=].
* IntriguedByHumanity: Z-2 tells it to cut all its ties to humans as they are the ones causing imbalance to Kalos. However, it tells Z2 that it found something different, and will continue to travel with the gang to observe more. It appears to take a strong interest in Bonnie in particular.
* IWillWaitForYou: Squishy happily obliges to the promise of meeting up with Bonnie again once the latter eventually comes of age to become a trainer.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSW13qiIxzE A short xylophone tune.]]
* MightyRoar: In its 10% Forme, it unleashes Land's Wrath with a loud howl, driving Team Flare off.
* MundaneUtility: With the threat of an approaching storm, Squishy uses the Zygarde Cells in the Winding Woods to help the heroes find a safe place to camp for the night. Later, Squishy would separate from Bonnie to look for Ash and Greninja on its own, making use of the Zygarde Cells again, this time to pinpoint their location. Squishy finds Greninja first, then points him in Ash's direction.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: It felt something wrong when Z-2 was being captured, ultimately getting worried when the other Core wasn't responding.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While it's been travelling with Ash's group for dubious reasons, Squishy has been shown to participate in some of their activities. Like Dedenne, Squishy has often [[EmpathyPet mimicked Bonnie's behavior a couple of times]].
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:It was Squishy's bond with Bonnie ([[ChekhovsGun the same kind that Squishy's been telepathically]] [[CallBack preaching to Z-2 beforehand]]) that allowed the former to snap out of its brainwashed state.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Recharges and heals itself by sunbathing.
* PowerStrainBlackout: Transforming into its various forms can take its toll on both Squishy and Z-2. [[spoiler:After transforming into Complete Forme to save Navel Plateau, it left Squishy incapacitated for the rest of the movie.]]
* PunnyName: Both English and Japaneses names are references to its squishiness (''punipuni'' is Japanese onomatopoeia for something squishy).
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Squishy is transformed by Team Flare in the same manner as Z-2 after losing a battle to Z-2.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: It is the very reason why Bonnie was so taken with the creature, because "Squishy" is completely adorable.
* RoyalWe: During a dream where it was given a human voice, Squishy uses the first person pronoun ''Yo'' in the Japanese version, which is a rough equivalent to this trope. In the English dub, when Meowth asks who he is, he responds "I is I." It also speaks in this when talking telepathically with the blue Zygarde Core.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In its 10% Forme, a green tendril-like appendage keeps fluttering about as Squishy runs. In the 3rd XY movie, Pikachu actually uses it to catch up to Squishy and hitch a ride!
* SleepModeSize: Squishy defaults to this as a Core, but when threatened it can summon other Zygarde Cells to empower itself
* {{Telepathy}}: While it can only make odd noises towards everyone, it can speak properly towards Z-2 through telepathy.
* TooManyMouths: Zygarde Complete has ''six'': one on each wing and the tail, and a sixth on its chest ([[{{Irony}} but, apparently, none on its actual face]]). All of them can be used for a BreathWeapon, and the ones on the wings and tail can also propel Zygarde's movements like a NitroBoost.
* UsingYouAllAlong: It joined the group to seek protection, and tagged along upon realizing that they were heading to Terminus Cave. In [=XY&Z09=], it immediately went off on its own to communicate with the other Core, and during the commotion with Team Flare it left the main gang, much to Bonnie's disbelief. After witnessing the bonds between the gang and their Pokémon, it decides to join them for real, seeing them, and Ash and Bonnie in particular, as examples of how people and Pokémon ''can'' coexist, putting it at odds with Z2.
* WorldHealingWave:
** In [=XY&Z05=] it restores a small portion of the forest that was razed by the "Fire Ghost" that was chasing Squishy.
** Zygarde Complete uses these powers again on Lumiose City at the end of the Team Flare saga. [[spoiler:Though it clears up the surface plants, the roots are still causing trouble and they have to individually kill those.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: Team Flare gave it the designation Z-1 (the second, blue-centered Core is labelled Z-2).

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!!'''Serena'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MayukiMakiguchi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Haven Paschall
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Verania Ortiz

A girl who lives with her mother in the Kalos region. After seeing Ash's face on a news report, she's certain that he's the same boy she met when she was younger. Serena joins Ash on his quest despite not knowing to what end, though she eventually decided that her dream was to become a Pokémon Performer.

to:

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: She doesn't pull her punches when pointing out Clemont's lack of athleticism, but seems mature enough to know when to apologize. Also, much to Clemont's exasperation, she asks just about any girl she meets to marry him. But she is not as bratty as Max.
* AscendedExtra:
AdaptationalBadass: In the games, her only roles are hosting the Lumiose Gym/Prism Tower Pokémon Quiz. After becoming the champion, the player can get a ribbon from her if they have a Pokémon with maximum affection. Grant's Battle Chateau rank is Marquis. In the anime, she's a main character alongside Clemont.it's Duke, and after defeating Viola, ''Grand Duke''!
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While he wasn't bad looking in the games, he is noticeably prettier in the animé.

* BigBrotherWorship: She may snark at Clemont's lack of athletic skill, but she still looks up to him.
%%* BlushSticker: In her more genki moments.
* BrattyHalfPint: Not a full on case, but it is made apparent that her younger age can make her ''incredibly'' tactless compared to the rest of the team. She usually lacks any form of filter in her criticizing of others for example, nonchalantly calling Goomy a coward and constantly snarking at her brother's hopelessness.
* CatchPhrase:
** Bonnie's vocabulary is not terribly extensive, so she uses "keep" as a substitute for several verbs such as "capture" and "''marry''".
**
AdaptedOut: In the English dub, whenever she tries to get a girl to marry Clemont, it's "You're a keeper!" games he had an Amaura as his first battler, which was replaced in the anime by an Onix.
* {{Bishonen}}: Grant is very good-looking
and "Please take care of my brother!"
* CheerfulChild: Curious, energetic and innocent. Bonnie always sees things through a positive lens, and gives every new Pokémon a chance, regardless of their appearance or natures.
* ClingyJealousGirl: After spending most of the series trying to hook Clemont up with any girl the group meets, Bonnie suddenly becomes apprehensive when Clemont finds a potential match, and tries to drive them apart.
* CutenessProximity: She squees at the sight of every new Pokémon she meets, even a [[ThreateningShark Gar]][[OurDragonsAreDifferent chomp]].
* TheCutie: Her antics, affection for Pokémon, and youthful energy makes her a younger sibling all the characters want to look after.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: As a typical trait of small children in anime, she doesn't like carrots.
* DraggedByTheCollar:
** Repeatedly done by Clemont's mechanical Aipom Arm whenever she asks a girl to marry her brother.
** In the opening of ''XY&Z'', she's dragged off by Sqiushy's 10% Forme.
* FluffyTamer: While not an official trainer, she
has a tendency slim climber's physique.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although he is a respected Gym Leader, Grant also has a bizarre obsession with climbing. If he comes across any wall he deems scalable, he can't help but try climbing it.
* DishingOutDirt: Specializes in Rock-types.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: In his gym, Grant is allowed
to like even the scariest-looking use only two Pokémon. She even manages to befriend ''and'' evolve Ash, on the Pokémon equivalent other hand, is allowed to use all three of his.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He's first seen climbing
a TyrannosaurusRex. And also befriending an EldritchAbomination.
* GenkiGirl: Getting zapped by Pikachu doesn't dampen her spirits one bit.
* GratuitousFrench: "S'il vous plait" in
''door frame'' at the Japanese version.
Battle Chateau.
* HairDecorations: She He wears a yellow circular clip for her distinctive sidetail.
colorful hair clips that resemble the climbing holds of an artificial rock wall.
* HypocriticalHumor: Her attitude towards Clemont's invention names, HoistByHisOwnPetard: Tyrunt is finally defeated when Pikachu lodges one of its Rock Tomb stones into its mouth, creating an opening.
* OneHitKO: His Tyrunt is so powerful it defeats Ash's Froakie and Fletchling with a single hit each.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[DinosaursAreDragons Tyrunt's]] secondary type. He even lampshades how Pikachu defeats it with an Electric-Type move, despite how it's not effective.
* ThePhilosopher: Grant has a philosophy that life is like climbing: always focus on what's above you, keep going, and you will reach your goals.
* ShipTease: With Viola. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau. During the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler:he makes a leap of faith to save her after
she's not exactly an imaginative sort herself. Squishy, anyone?
* ImageSong: One for both
attacked by the Megalith, than is later seen holding her hand and Squishy, aptly named "Squishy's Song". It is sung by her voice actress Mariya Ise and is used as XY&Z's ending. She occassionally sings it in embracing her...after the anime, which has a calming effect on Squishy.
Megalith was temporarily stopped.]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: Huge, expressive blue eyes perfect for a young girl like Bonnie.
* ItsAllMyFault: When Bunnelby gets hurt during the search for Squishy, Bonnie blames herself because she insisted they go look for it. Clemont comforts her because they all want Squishy back, not just Bonnie.
* LittleMissSnarker: Her brother's lame invention names, awkwardness, and tendency for
SignatureMove: All of his inventions to explode gives her plenty to work with. Even Meowth finds her insufferable.
* TheMatchmaker: Tries to find a future wife/girlfriend for Clemont, much to his embarrassment.
* MeaningfulName:
** Both her Japanese and English names refer to different varieties of lemon (the Eureka and Bonnie Brae, respectively).
** "Eureka" is also an expression used to declare when one has achieved an enlightened thought, complimenting her tinkering brother.
* ModestyShorts: Wears a pair under her little tutu skirt.
* MythologyGag: When she asks a girl to marry her brother, Clemont drags her away with the Aipom-Arm similar to how Brock gets dragged away when he flirts with a girl. She also seems to be the anime stand-in for the interactive part of
Pokémon Amie.
know Rock Tomb. Ash actually trained his Pokémon to exploit and counter it.
* TheNicknamer: She calls the Zygarde Core Cell UnexpectedCharacter: It was surprising that the group found with anime gave him an Onix; in the nickname Squishy/Puni-chan[[labelnote:*]]punipuni refers to something squishy[[/labelnote]].
* NightmareFetishist: She is
games, he's the only character first Rock-type Gym Leader who didn't have either Onix ''or'' a Geodude on his team (Roxanne had a Geodude but no Onix, and ''all'' Rock-type Leaders before Grant have had a member of the group who is not scared of ghosts or haunted houses. Instead, she gets exited about them.
* NoIndoorVoice: Is very loud and squeals at inopportune moments.
* PluckyGirl: She's certainly not afraid to stand up to villains.
* PsychicLink: It's never really explained, but Bonnie seems to develop when with Squishy during
Geodude line on their team). This makes the final episodes anime version of Grant the first to have an Onix while lacking a member of the Team Flare Arc, as she was able to feel Squishy was in trouble and that he was mind-controlled.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Has the same goofy grin and awkward run as her brother.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Ash and Serena. She notices Serena gets unusually worried for Ash during his gym battle with Grant early on
Geodude evolutionary line (counting Brock in the series, after the group encounters Miette for the 2nd time she's fully aware that Serena's in love with Ash with a knowing smirk calling Ash "dense". She'll even join Serena's rivals in teasing her about her feelings for Ash. At the end of the series when [[spoiler:Serena kisses Ash before she leaves for Hoenn]] she's initially VERY shocked but when bidding Serena farewell she winks at her ''Gold and gives a "way to go" look and fistpump.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Even when she's not of legal age to be a trainer yet, jarringly enough, she gets more episodes than Clemont does. This only becomes much more obvious during the third season where she [[spoiler:gets to take care of one Zygarde Core Cell]] and even gets her own ending theme.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Max. Being the AnnoyingYoungerSibling who isn't old enough to own any Pokémon, but still [[TagAlongKid accompanies]] Ash's team.
* SweetTooth: Bonnie loves her sweets. She even starts drooling just from Serena talking about the restaurants and bakeries in Lumiose City.
* TagalongKid: She sticks by Clemont's side whether he wants it or not, though generally he doesn't seem to mind.
* TenderTears: When she worries about Squishy and wants to go look for it in the dead of the night, Clemont tells her she can't because then HE would be worried sick. Bonnie's reaction is to cry her heart out to Clemont.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Sprinkled in here and there in the Japanese version, as per usual CharacterTics for Japanese children. This trait is absent in the English dub, where this convention isn't used.
* TookALevelInBadass: In [=XY056=], she first stepped to the side when Serena was battling Team Rocket. After Pancham became confused due to Inkay's Psybeam, Dedenne used Nuzzle to make it snap out of confusion and she joined the battle, defeating Team Rocket by commanding Dedenne smoothly.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: While Clemont was programming Clembot to recognize him as its master, Bonnie rushes in and tells her brother of a challenger. Clemont never got to program the recognition password he wanted (Clembot registered "You can start today. I'm Clemont, the Gym Leader." instead of "Sandwich"). When Clembot went out of control (due to a "head injury"), Clemont couldn't get it to shut down with ''his'' password. He and Bonnie got booted out of his own gym, and putting many trainers (including Ash!) in danger until Clemont finally takes back his gym and fixes the 'bot.

!!'''Bonnie's Holding Pokémon'''
%%!!'''All of Them''':
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
!!'''Z-1/Squishy (Puni-chan)'''
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!!'''Korrina (Corni)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YuukiKaji
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Bob Thompson

A Zygarde Core that was being experimented on in Lysandre's secret laboratory, labeled by Team Flare as Z-1. Thanks to Mairin's Chespin, it was able to escape, and ends up running into Ash's group. Bonnie gave it the nickname Squishy due to its, well, squishiness. It hides from Team Flare scientists who are tailing it. There is another Zygarde Core labeled as Z-2, and the opening suggests the two will have a power struggle.
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* AbsurdlyDedicatedWorker: It generally chooses not to show its transformation powers in public, even in instances it would have faced near certain death without them.
* AdorableAbomination: It doesn't hide the fact that it ''is'' Zygarde (though the heroes don't know it yet). But it is still quite cute.
* AnimalisticAbomination: 10% and 50% are a dog and a snake respectively. With that said Bonnie seems to enjoy 10% Forme in the opening.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Suffers Z-2's fate after failing to stop its rampage.
* BreathWeapon: It can use Dragon Pulse in its larger forms. In its complete form, the attack doubles as a ConvergingStreamWeapon, as it uses all four wing-mouths to fire it.
* BrickJoke: Squishy hasn't forgotten who was responsible for setting it free. Once Chespie awakens from his coma, Squishy promptly thanks him. The thank you [[FriendshipMoment was enough]].
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: Both Squishy and Z-2 depart into space when Lysandre's threat is put down, with Z-1 and Bonnie bidding farewell to each other. They show up again a few episodes later to do it again, as they still need to clean up all the corrupted roots from Team Flare's experiment and require Ash-Greninja's help.]]
* ChestBlaster: Zygarde Complete's ultimate attack, Core Enforcer, is a WaveMotionGun fired from its BellyMouth.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:In ''Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel'', Zygarde's Complete Form appears for a couple of seconds to help wild Pokémon from a WaveMotionGun.]]
* EscapedFromTheLab: With the help of Mairin's Chespin, Squishy was able to escape Team Flare.
* FusionDance: It can combine with other Zygarde cells to make larger forms up to 50%, and can reach 100% by joining with Z-2.
* GodzillaThreshold: Since it spent most of the time in fear of Team Flare, Squishy rarely transforms into its other formes to draw attention to itself, and when cornered it prefers the 10% Forme, most probably for a speedy and stealthy getaway. Squishy only transformed into 50% Forme to confront the other Core, who is BrainwashedAndCrazy, and into 100% Forme [[spoiler:to save Navel Plateau in the 3rd Movie, and to finally finish off Lysandre when his Megalith had the heroes on the ropes (and only because the second Zygarde Core finally starts believing Squishy's words that HumansAreSpecial).]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight:
** When Lumiose City is getting attacked after the Kalos League, Squishy separated from Ash's group once more, to confront the one responsible, Z-2. All this time from running through the chaos to Prism Tower, and up to confronting Z-2 itself, had Squishy frantically trying to call out to its other half, only to fall upon deaf ears.
** [[spoiler:Squishy becomes the "receiver" itself when Bonnie tries (and succeeds, even) to get Squishy to wake up from Team Flare's control.]]
* ImageSong: Together with Bonnie, "Squishy's Song", which is the first ending of [=XY&Z=].
* IntriguedByHumanity: Z-2 tells it to cut all its ties to humans as they are the ones causing imbalance to Kalos. However, it tells Z2 that it found something different, and will continue to travel with the gang to observe more. It appears to take a strong interest in Bonnie in particular.
* IWillWaitForYou: Squishy happily obliges to the promise of meeting up with Bonnie again once the latter eventually comes of age to become a trainer.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSW13qiIxzE A short xylophone tune.]]
* MightyRoar: In its 10% Forme, it unleashes Land's Wrath with a loud howl, driving Team Flare off.
* MundaneUtility: With the threat of an approaching storm, Squishy uses the Zygarde Cells in the Winding Woods to help the heroes find a safe place to camp for the night. Later, Squishy would separate from Bonnie to look for Ash and Greninja on its own, making use of the Zygarde Cells again, this time to pinpoint their location. Squishy finds Greninja first, then points him in Ash's direction.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: It felt something wrong when Z-2 was being captured, ultimately getting worried when the other Core wasn't responding.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While it's been travelling with Ash's group for dubious reasons, Squishy has been shown to participate in some of their activities. Like Dedenne, Squishy has often [[EmpathyPet mimicked Bonnie's behavior a couple of times]].
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:It was Squishy's bond with Bonnie ([[ChekhovsGun the same kind that Squishy's been telepathically]] [[CallBack preaching to Z-2 beforehand]]) that allowed the former to snap out of its brainwashed state.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Recharges and heals itself by sunbathing.
* PowerStrainBlackout: Transforming into its various forms can take its toll on both Squishy and Z-2. [[spoiler:After transforming into Complete Forme to save Navel Plateau, it left Squishy incapacitated for the rest of the movie.]]
* PunnyName: Both English and Japaneses names are references to its squishiness (''punipuni'' is Japanese onomatopoeia for something squishy).
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Squishy is transformed by Team Flare in the same manner as Z-2 after losing a battle to Z-2.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: It is the very reason why Bonnie was so taken with the creature, because "Squishy" is completely adorable.
* RoyalWe: During a dream where it was given a human voice, Squishy uses the first person pronoun ''Yo'' in the Japanese version, which is a rough equivalent to this trope. In the English dub, when Meowth asks who he is, he responds "I is I." It also speaks in this when talking telepathically with the blue Zygarde Core.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In its 10% Forme, a green tendril-like appendage keeps fluttering about as Squishy runs. In the 3rd XY movie, Pikachu actually uses it to catch up to Squishy and hitch a ride!
* SleepModeSize: Squishy defaults to this as a Core, but when threatened it can summon other Zygarde Cells to empower itself
* {{Telepathy}}: While it can only make odd noises towards everyone, it can speak properly towards Z-2 through telepathy.
* TooManyMouths: Zygarde Complete has ''six'': one on each wing and the tail, and a sixth on its chest ([[{{Irony}} but, apparently, none on its actual face]]). All of them can be used for a BreathWeapon, and the ones on the wings and tail can also propel Zygarde's movements like a NitroBoost.
* UsingYouAllAlong: It joined the group to seek protection, and tagged along upon realizing that they were heading to Terminus Cave. In [=XY&Z09=], it immediately went off on its own to communicate with the other Core, and during the commotion with Team Flare it left the main gang, much to Bonnie's disbelief. After witnessing the bonds between the gang and their Pokémon, it decides to join them for real, seeing them, and Ash and Bonnie in particular, as examples of how people and Pokémon ''can'' coexist, putting it at odds with Z2.
* WorldHealingWave:
** In [=XY&Z05=] it restores a small portion of the forest that was razed by the "Fire Ghost" that was chasing Squishy.
** Zygarde Complete uses these powers again on Lumiose City at the end of the Team Flare saga. [[spoiler:Though it clears up the surface plants, the roots are still causing trouble and they have to individually kill those.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: Team Flare gave it the designation Z-1 (the second, blue-centered Core is labelled Z-2).

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[[folder:Serena]]

!!'''Serena'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MayukiMakiguchi
Creator/YukaTerasaki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Haven Paschall
Creator/LisaOrtiz
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Verania Ortiz

A girl who lives with
Laura Sánchez

The Fighting-type Gym Leader of Shalour City. She enjoys rollerblading, and
her mother in the Kalos region. After seeing Ash's face on grandfather is a news report, she's certain that he's the same boy she met when she was younger. Serena joins Ash on his quest despite not knowing to what end, though she eventually decided that her dream was to become a Pokémon Performer.Mega Evolution researcher.



* AdaptationDyeJob: Her skin tone and hair color match the default version of her game counterpart (the one used for the NPC version if you choose Calem as your PC), but her eyes are blue like the lighter-skinned, blonde PC version. Eye color was, however, customizable in the games, so you could get the same combination.
* AgeLift: In the games, her age is [[VagueAge hard to pin down]]. In the anime, she's the same height as Ash and Clemont, and abiding by flashback, is of almost identical age, which would put her at the rough age of 10 like the rest of the anime's female companions.
* AngerBornOfWorry:
** While it [[DownplayedTrope doesn't amount to much]], Serena finally gets (justifiably) angry at Ash when [[spoiler:he dived into a volcano in order to save Talonflame, which, had it not been for Frogadier, would have been fatal for both of them.]]
** She also gets worried when Ash is having a HeroicBSOD after his loss against Wulfric, and when Ash angrily rebuffs her she finally gets very angry with him as well. They make up at the end of the episode, however.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: She nearly did this during her argument with Ash when he snapped at her for trying to cheer him up.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Like most of Ash's companions, Serena is sweet-natured, but not a doormat. The one time Ash snapped at her, she very angrily [[WhatTheHellHero dressed him down]] over it, while also [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre reminding him that he is better than that]]. Like with so many others, Team Rocket also regularly pay the price for crossing her. In "So You're Having a Bad Day" she is willing to cooperate with Meowth, but after finding out everything they suffered from the Pokémon of the Day was ''his'' fault, she is the one that exposes him, coldly telling him to [[DoWithHimAsYouWill deal with the three angry Pangoro himself]].
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: While teaching Ash how to ride a Rhyhorn, Serena surprises herself when she habitually uses her mother's "Go for broke" motto.
* BoundAndGagged: The former only in "Mega Meowth Mega Madness" after Team Rocket catch her and Bonnie in the act of rescuing Prof. Sycamore from them. [[RescueRomance Predictably, Ash frees her.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Subverted. She breaks down into tears in front of her Pokémon the next day, early in the morning at a boardwalk, after losing the first round in her first Pokémon Showcase earlier in the episode. Fennekin and Pancham also held tears over their distraught Trainer and attempted to comfort her. However, she was crying because she was grateful for the opportunity to start her dream as a Performer despite the loss and renewed her resolve to become Kalos Queen with [[ImportantHaircut a change in style and wardrobe.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Serena is just one of many (perhaps the first, maybe) people that Ash gave a helping hand to, in spite of Serena holding that memory fondly. That, and Serena never actually got to tell him her name.
* CatchPhrase: "Ta-dah!", every time she wants to show something off to her friends. When Jessie impersonated her, Serena was a wee bit mad that Jessie exaggerated the CatchPhrase bit.
-->'''Serena:''' ''*pouty*'' I don't do that EVER!!!
* CatapultNightmare: At the dawn of Ash's 4th gym battle, she dreams of tripping and falling during her Showcase debut, and wakes up the same way. That dream proves to be [[{{Foreshadowing}} prophetic]] of what would eventually happen.
* CavalierCompetitor: By the end of her showcase run, she had become a rather good natured performer and took any losses in stride. She doesn't expect any higher standards from her Pokémon either.
* CharacterTics: Since wearing the ribbon Ash gave her, Serena is sometimes shown grasping onto it whenever insecure or trying to muster courage in a daunting situation.
* ChildhoodFriends: Knew Ash years ago when they were younger and went to a Pokémon Summer Camp together.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ash. Her crush began when they met as kids. As she [[CharacterDevelopment matured as a character]], so did her feelings, showing that she genuinely is in love with him. She shows this by wearing the ribbon he gave her on her chest, and staying by his side and supporting him through thick and thin. Her feelings for Ash are so strong than, in her first argument with Ash, she ran away from him crying after [[AnguishedDeclarationofLove she almost blurts out her feelings for him]] because she couldn't take seeing him so broken and depressed that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he was a completely different person]] from the guy she fell in love with.
* CharacterDevelopment: Serena has gain a great amount of assertiveness and confidence over the series, particularity thanks to Ash and her Pokémon. It eventually grew to the point that she not only found her own dream to follow, but vowed to be a more gorgeous lady for Ash when they meet again, sealing it with a kiss.
* ClingyJealousGirl:
** {{Invoked|Trope}} when Miette asks Ash if he has a bride to see if Serena would have this reaction. [[DownplayedTrope Serena expresses slight annoyance]]. At the end of the episode, Miette also "threatens" to take Ash away next time if Serena hasn't made her move by then. Serena blushes furiously in response, but nothing more. Whenever the group meets Miette again, she naturally tries to get a rise out of Serena this way.
** Downplayed in general. She isn't overtly possessive over Ash, but she displays obvious discomfort whenever he receives any female attention. After all, she was '''clearly''' not fond of [[YankTheDogsChain Ash accepting Miette's invitation to be her dance partner]].
** Also played for laughs due to the facial expressions and responses she makes, mostly due to Miette's meddling.
* CoolBigSis: To Bonnie, treating her like a younger sibling of sorts. Makes sense since as they are both children and the same sex - they would gravitate towards each other in a way that they won't to the boys (who in turn have another sibling-like bond).
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: A common default pose for Serena is for her to have her hands folded behind her back.
* CrossdressingVoices: InUniverse example. In the movie ''The Lightning-fast Hero! Super Pikachu!!'', Serena voices a male Pikachu who appears at the beginning of said movie. (Similar like Ash, who voices a female Pikachu in the middle of the movie.)
* CrushBlush: This tends to happen whenever her feelings concerning Ash are brought up.
* CutenessProximity: Actually a pivot for one. Rhyhorn ''love'' her as they [[RunningGag nuzzle and lick her mercilessly on sight]].
* DamselInDistress: Not an exaggerated case, but Serena has required protecting a fair few times. Expectedly, these are usually RescueRomance on Ash's part. Jessie, being TheRival in showcases, is also sometimes as obsessed with capturing Serena's Pokémon as Pikachu.
* {{Determinator}}: She grew towards this, showing how she is willing to take hits for her Pokémon and her continuing the performance despite Eevee having just tripped. You have Ash to thank for that!
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: For the first 40 episodes of the XY series, she was unsure of what she wants out of her Pokémon journey. She finally decides to become a Pokémon Performer in episode 41.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Although not apparent for most of the XY series' first half, her Performance arc becomes an important part, alternating with Ash's own quest.
* DiabolusExMachina:
** She loses two showcases because of her Pokémon tripping unexpectedly, the first because Fennekin's ribbon was too long during the costume portion and the second because Eevee lost her balance after being intimidated by the crowd during the freestyle portion.
** The universe itself won't allow her and Ash to have subtle romantic scenes, be it by outside interference or Ash's interests blinding him from telling that apart. It doesn't help much the writers indirectly tease their relationship so much with poorly-written titles that suggest so and later they apologize for getting the fans' hopes up for nothing.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Sometimes when Serena makes comments under her breath, whether scared/annoyed/etc, it'll either get reactions she didn't intend or backfire on her, leading to embarrassment. It appears to be on its way to becoming a RunningGag.
* DisguisedInDrag: In a reversal of the usual once-a-series running gag, she has to masquerade as Ash when he's incapacitated in one episode.
* DudeMagnet: She attracts Tierno, Trevor and Jimmy unintentionally.
* EmergencyImpersonation: When a rocker named Jimmy appears looking to challenge Ash and Pikachu, the former currently too sick to battle, Serena dressed as him to keep Jimmy's {{Keet}} behavior from waking Ash, as she knew he would insist on battling if he found out about the challenge.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Her crush on Ash is approaching this territory; so far Miette, Bonnie, Shauna, and Nini have made comments about it, resulting in a LuminescentBlush from Serena. Of course, Ash and Clemont are more ObliviousToLove.
* {{Expy}}: To Yellow from Manga/PokemonAdventures (though her first appearance coincidentally bears a close resemblance to Blue/Leaf). Girl being saved in a forest by TheHero (and coincidentally enough, Ash is based on the original Red), thus falling into a devoted RescueRomance with him? Yup. She's even wearing a straw hat in her introduction, something Yellow is very known for, and does not focus on Pokémon battles.
* TheFashionista: She is very enthusiastic about fashion and is eager to see what kind of shops the gang will come across. As a stand-in for Trainer Customization, Serena also carries around a small straw basket with which she can make dresses and costumes.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: Played with. The beginning scene of the series shows Grace's Fletchling flying into Serena's room to wake her up. Granted, part of her hair was visible from underneath her blanket for a very brief moment before the camera focused on Fletchling about to peck her awake. The next scene goes outside her house with her screaming from receiving her "wake-up call" before going back inside, her legs and feet sticking out in the air (the first parts of her body we officially see as she's "introduced") as a result of her rude awakening.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Serena is good at baking, and often prepares confections for her friends.
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler: She's the first of Ash's female companions to kiss him.]]
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Ash completely forgot about meeting her during a summer camp years ago.
* GenerationXerox: Her mother wants her to be a Rhyhorn racer, though Serena herself has said she hates it. She later finds that her mother has rubbed off on her more than she thought.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In the form of three snowballs, after yelling at Ash for yelling at her when she tries to cheer him up, while telling him how he wasn't being the amazing guy she knows he is.
* GlassCannon: While her Pokémon know some impressive abilities, Serena doesn't show a great amount of improvisation and composure when she starts losing the upper hand and very often requires assistance or PlotArmor against a stronger opponent. [[OhCrap She panicked]] when ''Meowth'' could fight off Fennekin's attacks.
* GoThroughMe: Compared to most Team Rocket face offs, where the heroes talk with their Pokémon, Serena has on occasion shown willingness to intervene physically on her own, usually when they risk harming her Pokémon. Naturally in such cases she ends up outmatched, though this gesture of sacrifice always gets the intended Pokémon a HeroicSecondWind.
* HairDecorations: She wears a pink bow when she's handling Rhyhorn, and when she's sleeping.
* HeavySleeper: Implied, given that her mother had to use a Fletchling to force her out of bed.
* HeldGaze: Has done this multiple times with Ash when he encourages her or gives her advice, however [[spoiler:after their kiss]] they're staring at each other with both of their eyes lit up before exchanging happy warm smiles.
* HighPressureEmotion: Serena starts with the standard LuminescentBlush when Shauna tells her that she knows about Serena's crush on Ash, only to spout steam like a kettle when she thought that their friends (including Ash) had heard the two of them. In fact, this has become somewhat more frequent.
* IUhYouToo: [[spoiler:In the final episode of XYZ, Serena gives what is essentially a LoveConfession to Ash, telling him that "You're my goal" and parting ways with him with a kiss]].
* ImageSong: "[=DreamDream=]", the third XY ending, pops up as an insert song whenever something major happens with her or her Pokémon, e.g. Fennekin's evolution or Serena winning or performing in Showcases. Also "Candy Girl", although unlike [=DreamDream=], this song is about her feelings for Ash.
* ImpliedLoveInterest:
** For Ash. "Implied" is an {{Understatement}}, since the anime makes her crush so obvious that some episodes have explicit romantically themed titles.
** Also a notable subversion for the anime: while there have been [[ShipTease hints]] of a romantic interest between [[CelibateHero Ash]] and each of his female companions, Serena is the first of them, (aside from arguably [[FirstGirlWins Misty]]), to ''explicitly'' be interested in Ash.
* ImportantHaircut: Serena cuts her hair short and changes outfits after losing her first Pokémon Showcase.
* InTheHood: She is shown to wear a hoodie on occasion.
* InvincibleIncompetent: As a battler, Serena has advanced far less than previous female companions and remained a GlassCannon with a rather novice strategy output, yet she is the only one to have a clean winning streak, her Pokémon having never fainted in battle [[note]]with the exception of the 3 vs. 3 battle in [=XY42=], where Serena's Fennekin was the first Pokémon to faint, even then though Serena didn't lose the overall battle[[/note]]. This is either because her opponent is always [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Team Rocket or lower]], due to being accompanied by a stronger trainer such as Ash, or just [[DeusExMachina random interference such as one of her Pokémon evolving]].
* KissingDiscretionShot: When Serena bids farewell to Ash, [[spoiler:she runs back up the escalator to him and leans in, then the camera cuts to their feet as the escalator pulls them apart. Pikachu, Serena, Bonnie, Dedenne and Clemont are all blushing after it's done. The ambiguity lies in whether it was a kiss on the cheek or on the lips.]]
* LaughOfLove: This sometimes happens when she's with Ash. For instance, in "[[Recap/PokemonS18E10UnderThePledgingTree Under the Pledging Tree]]", when Ash asks Serena what gifts she's planning to get while she's thinking that the two of them are on a date, she quickly replies "I'm not sure yet!", while chuckling nervously.
* LuminescentBlush: This happens when she's being teased about her feelings for Ash or when offered a chance for a romantic moment with him.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: The first few episodes devote some time to developing Serena as she leaves her home town to begin her Pokémon adventure. It is not until near the end of [=XY005=] that during the time Ash is training for his rematch against Viola, Serena actually meets him, asking Ash if he remembers her.
* MeetCute: When they were younger, Ash saved Serena when she was hurt and lost in the forest, teaching her to never give up.
* MementoMacGuffin: Kept the handkerchief Ash used to bandage her leg all those years ago. Upon returning it to him, Ash immediately remembers her.
* MythologyGag:
** Just like the games, a Fletchling wakes her up in her first appearance.
** Her heavy makeover alludes to ''XY's'' [[VirtualPaperDoll trainer customisation]].
* NaiveNewcomer: She knows very little about Pokémon training at first; and like May and Dawn, didn't know about the [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals Inexplicably Identical Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys]].
* TheNavigator: To remedy Ash's NoSenseOfDirection, Serena is in possession of the gang's town map.
* NiceGirl:
** She is very thoughtful, and plays a supportive role in the group. Also, it really says something about her when she is the only one of Ash's female companions not to get ''immediately'' annoyed by his actions. Even when scolding him, she a lot more gentler, and doesn't go completely ballistic with Ash like the other girls had, especially Misty and Iris when they first meet Ash.
** The first time she gets into an argument with Ash is mostly because he wasn't being the amazing guy she knows he is after losing to Wulfric, along with the fact he yelled at her when she tried to cheer him up. This argument helps Ash come back to his senses, and even then, Serena started [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feeling horrible over it]] after all of a couple of minutes trying to play firm.
* NiceHat: She starts to wear one after beginning her journey. After her costume switch, she wears a different one, but it has the same color scheme as the previous one.
* NonActionGuy: Female version. Whenever there was a chance for her to fight, her battles mostly always ended with them getting interrupted by outside interference (that she didn't even try to stop alone) or her team evolving during a match to give them enough of a power boost. Even when she had things perfectly under control, she hands it over to someone else asking to keep fighting instead of her, and whenever she has promised to fight to help others train, it would always be sidetracked by other events that would make her forget. The only action she sees is whenever she has to do a team effort against Team Rocket or a similar threat.
* OpeningShoutOut:
** Serena and her Pokémon spying on a dancing Eevee is played out the same way in "Mad-Paced Getter" and in the very episode Eevee debuts (except Serena is wearing her sleepwear in the latter).
** [[spoiler:Serena's routine for the Master Class Showcase incorporates some of the dance moves she performs in "[=DreamDream=]".]]
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Serena's feelings for Ash developed when they were kids and after an undetermined number of years of not seeing each other, she still has feelings for him. After immediately recognizing him as the boy that saved her in a forest in her childhood, she immediately decided to start her own journey for the sole purpose of seeing him again. Once the series ends and she has leave Ash to start her on journey she makes clear she'll keep waiting for him telling him [[IUhYouToo he's her ultimate goal in life]] and [[spoiler:vows to become a stronger and more attractive woman specifically for him, then kisses him for good measure]].
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Outside her usual outfit, Serena, in contrast to Ash and Clemont's blue, is most associated with pink.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Sometimes, including in [=XY050=].
* RedHerring: It took so long for Serena to find what she wants out of her travels that several viable choices popped up (Rhyhorn racing, Poképuff baking, [=PokéVision=], Sky Battles[[note]]not unlike Y, her ''Adventures'' counterpart[[/note]]), all of which she had valid interest and talent in. Most of these ended up being a ChekhovsSkill during the Showcases.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Subverted; at the end of the Master Class Showcase, Palermo offered to mentor Serena for Showcases, but Serena turned it down so she could keep travelling with Ash. Palermo tells Serena to call her if and when she is ready, but when Serena finally contacted Palermo, she ultimately turned it down again, wanting to continue improving through traveling. However, Palermo is still the one who offered what course of action Serena should take next: to perform in Contests instead.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Despite apparently being ChildhoodFriends with Ash from before the start of the anime itself, she has not been mentioned or encountered at all until the XY series[[note]]read: '''fifteen years''' of material[[/note]]. It is eventually revealed that this is due to a ForgottenFirstMeeting on Ash's part.
* RescueRomance: Serena's infatuation with Ash originated from a rather young memory where he helped her out of a forest after she injured her leg. To exacerbate it, Ash has naturally saved her a good few more times throughout the series (as well as vice versa).
* RunningGag:
** Rhyhorn are easily attracted to her. Put her in front of a herd, and watch them swam towards her with hearts on their eyes. This paid off in a contest which involved herding Rhyhorn; she won with virtually no effort.
** A minor example prominently featured in horror-themed episodes is when she gets scared out of her mind, in which her imagination runs wild and inadvertently shares her beliefs on supernatural entities that devour children, scaring the others before covering her mouth, apparently having scared herself even more.
* SecurityBlanket: A downplayed case for the ribbon Ash gave her, which she sometimes clenches onto when worrisome (see CharacterTics above). More primarily however, she wears it because ItWasAGift.
* ShipTease: Serena's feelings for Ash are pretty strong. There were even a couple of {{Love Chart}}s confirming the canonicity of her crush. It all started with their meeting as young children, and more hints would pop up as the series progresses. The teasing went ''nuclear'' during her last scene before she separated from the team, where she [[spoiler:not only as good as confessed to Ash, she ''kissed him!'']]
* ShrinkingViolet: A mild example, but Serena often gets embarrassed whenever she's praised or someone compliments her appearance. [[ShipTease Especially if it's coming from Ash.]] Her personality is also the most demure of all the female companions thus far.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The fact she suffered two cases of AmusingInjuries in the first episode alone indicates this.
* SnowballFight: After having a serious argument with Ash in the Winding Woods, she expresses her anger this way, bombarding him with enough to knock him onto the ground.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Like all the previous female leads pursuing their dreams onscreen, Serena comes short of becoming Kalos Queen against Aria, just barely getting a little more than a half of her votes. She does get an offer to go pro from Palermo, but only will consider it after her journey with Ash ends]].
* ATasteOfDefeat: Along with Dawn, she is one of few "twerps" to suffer an unnegated defeat by Team Rocket in an episode. [=XY101=] has Serena lose a Showcase to Jessie and her Pokémon (along with Meowth). Like Dawn, however, she had become a GracefulLoser by this time. (Though she had lost on the technicality of her Eevee tripping, not because Jessie's performance was better).
* ThroughHisStomach: After joining the team, Serena bakes cookies for everyone, but specifically presents them to Ash first. Any intention she may have had clearly fails due to [[ObliviousToLove Ash]] being more impressed with the taste than the thought.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Shauna's tomboy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Mostly defied. Team Rocket's VillainDecay aside, Serena's performance never really elevated throughout the course of the series, remaining a GlassCannon whose best tactic was spamming her Pokémon's best attacks. In her final battle with Ash however, she has a greater display of strategy, having Braixen take on a unique battle style to resist and briefly gain the upper hand against Pikachu, even if she was still clearly the less advanced opponent.
* UncattyResemblance: In "[=DreamDream=]", both Fennekin's and Pancham's costumes change to match her various outfit changes.
* WartsAndAll: Serena was slightly blindly smitten with Ash initially. As time passed, she is still in love with him, if not even moreso, but more aware of his shortcomings and willing to set him straight over it (if in a mostly civil manner compared to those he had traveled with before).
* WetBlanketWife:
** As much as Serena loves Ash, she is ''not'' a fan of Ash's typical reckless behavior. Think about it: the very first time she saw him in years was just moments after his leap of faith from the top of Prism Tower. She occasionally tries to curb his recklessness at various points in the series, to little success, though he has become more apologetic about it.
** She does successfully stop Ash from carelessly engaging into a Pokémon battle that would have made him late in registering for the Lumiose Conference and thus render all of his progress moot.
* WhatTheHellHero: Played straight and subverted. After Ash loses to Wulfric, [[LeaveMeAlone he gets antsy with Serena]], leading her to chew him out furiously and declare his current state to be nothing like the Ash she knew before this. [[WasTooHardOnHim She starts regretting this afterwards]], admitting she has [[WartsAndAll rather high expectations of Ash from how much she admires him]]. Just as she accepts this as unrealistic however, Ash later admits she was right, with Serena just content she once again has the happy Ash she admires exactly like before.
* WorthyOpponent: Aria definitely considers Serena this.
* YankTheDogsChain: Circumstances prevent Serena from partnering up with Ash for a dance party (Miette was only the tip of the iceberg). They later learn it's a rotation dance, so Serena gets to dance with almost everyone, but just when she and Ash are finally going to pair up, the dance ends. She immediately laments the fact.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Much like the times he did for her, she does for him, even when she was angry at Ash for yelling at her for trying to cheer him up after losing to Wulfric, she does this by saying that he isn't being himself right then, which actually helps him snap out of his depression.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Type A, in her first and second outfits, her black socks shows only her upper thighs.

!'''Serena's Pokémon''':
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Braixen and Pancham are all given ones as gifts from Serena (a red ribbon and CoolShades respectively), while Sylveon inherits a set of bow ties naturally as regular for her species.
* TheFashionista: All of them take to wearing accessories or dresses for performances.
* GlassCannon: They can supply a lot of damage but aren't very resistant. Combined with Serena's novice strategy level mentioned above, they tend to only fare well in battles they can win with a few quick attacks.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Pancham (male), Braixen and Sylveon (female).
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Both Braixen and Pancham are loyal and caring to Serena but moody and headstrong. Downplayed for Sylveon, who was good natured but shy and insociable as an Eevee.

!!'''Fennekin (Fokko) --> Braixen (Tairenar)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Eileen Stevens

Fennekin is the starter Pokémon Serena chose from Professor Sycamore. She is a tidy Pokémon that takes great pride in her well-groomed appearance. However, the one thing Fennekin loves more than looking her best is her trainer, Serena.

to:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Her skin tone and hair color match AdaptedOut: In the default version of games she has a Hawlucha as her game counterpart (the one used for the NPC version if you choose Calem as your PC), strongest Pokémon in her Gym Battle, but her eyes are blue like the lighter-skinned, blonde PC version. Eye color was, however, customizable in the games, so you could get the same combination.
here she just uses Mega Lucario. Probably because of Ash's Hawlucha.
* AgeLift: AdaptationalWimp: In the games, it is implied she has long mastered Mega Evolution before you beat her, but she lacks the Mega Stone in the anime and has to spend several episodes to find it. And a few more to iron out Lucario's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide problem]].
* ArcHero: During
her age is [[VagueAge hard to pin down]]. In the anime, she's the same height temporary stint as Ash and Clemont, and abiding by flashback, is a member of almost identical age, which would put Ash's group, Korrina's development takes center stage.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Specializes in Fighting-types, even though
her at the rough age of 10 like the rest of the anime's female companions.
Lucario uses [[SimpleStaff Bone Rush]] very often.
* AngerBornOfWorry:
** While it [[DownplayedTrope doesn't amount to much]], Serena finally gets (justifiably) angry at Ash when [[spoiler:he dived into a volcano in order to save Talonflame, which, had it not been
BareYourMidriff: Korrina's pajamas, [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/2d991e26075c7f0b7b26d2d158f03c0e/tumblr_nc4p8rdI5f1smmou4o7_1280.png See for Frogadier, would have been fatal for both of them.yourself.]]
** * BattleTrophy: She also gets worried when Ash is having a HeroicBSOD after his loss against Wulfric, and when Ash angrily rebuffs her she finally gets very angry with him as well. They make up at likes to collect the end paw/claw/hand/etc. print of the episode, however.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: She nearly did this during her argument with Ash when he snapped at her for trying to cheer him up.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Like most of Ash's companions, Serena is sweet-natured, but not a doormat. The one time Ash snapped at her, she very angrily [[WhatTheHellHero dressed him down]] over it, while also [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre reminding him that he is better than that]]. Like with so many others, Team Rocket also regularly pay the price for crossing her. In "So You're Having a Bad Day" she is willing to cooperate with Meowth, but after finding out everything they suffered from the
any trainer's Pokémon of the Day was ''his'' fault, she is the one that exposes him, coldly telling him to [[DoWithHimAsYouWill deal she battles with. The prints are all recorded in an old booklet she carries around. Ash's Pikachu was her 99th print, and she's working towards 100.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Many similarities are drawn between her and Ash. Both are passionate, gutsy battlers
with the three angry Pangoro himself]].a Pokémon companion they share a powerful bond with. Like Ash, Korrina has gotten so engrossed in a battle that she forgot she was hungry.
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: While teaching CallingYourAttacks: All trainers do it, of course, but Korrina likes to shout attack names just for the fun of it.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Out of all the people
Ash how to ride a Rhyhorn, Serena surprises herself when she habitually uses and company met in their journey, she, Lucario, and her mother's "Go for broke" motto.
* BoundAndGagged: The former only in "Mega Meowth Mega Madness" after Team Rocket catch her and Bonnie in the act of rescuing Prof. Sycamore from them. [[RescueRomance Predictably, Ash frees her.
grandfather, Gurkinn, were seen watching Serena's Master Class performances.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Subverted. She breaks down into tears in front of CloudCuckoolander: Her thought pattern is somewhat rushed, which causes her Pokémon do impulsive things like use ketchup as ink for Pikachu's paw stamp.
* CompressedAdaptation: In
the next day, early anime, the Shalour Gym is ''inside'' the Tower of Mastery (as opposed to being a separate building), and the two battles with Korrina (in the Gym against her other Mons, and in the morning at a boardwalk, after losing the first round in Tower against her first Pokémon Showcase earlier in the episode. Fennekin and Pancham also held tears over their distraught Trainer and attempted to comfort her. However, she was crying because she was grateful for the opportunity to start her dream as Mega Lucario) are compressed into a Performer despite the loss and renewed her resolve to become Kalos Queen single Gym Battle, with [[ImportantHaircut a change in style Mega Lucario as the ClimaxBoss. Earlier, the two-way Mega Lucario match was between her and wardrobe.]]
her grandfather, Gurkinn.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Serena CoolHelmet: Korrina wears her biker's helmet whenever she is just one of many (perhaps the first, maybe) people in battle.
* CoolShades: When not wearing her helmet, she wears a red pair on her forehead.
* CurbstompBattle: Heavily implied
that Ash gave a helping hand to, in spite of Serena holding that memory fondly. That, and Serena never [[spoiler:Alain]] wrecked her hard with no effort. It didn't bring her down any.
%%* DeathOrGloryAttack: Her Mienfoo's Hi Jump Kick.
* FingerlessGloves: Her left glove holds her keystone for Mega Evolution.
* FlungClothing: She does this to switch from casual clothing to her rollerblading outfit. Somehow, this
actually got to tell him her name.
* CatchPhrase: "Ta-dah!", every time she wants to show something off to her friends. When Jessie impersonated her, Serena was
adds a wee bit mad that Jessie exaggerated the CatchPhrase bit.
-->'''Serena:''' ''*pouty*'' I don't do that EVER!!!
* CatapultNightmare: At the dawn of Ash's 4th gym battle, she dreams of tripping
helmet and falling during her Showcase debut, and wakes up the same way. That dream proves to be [[{{Foreshadowing}} prophetic]] of what would eventually happen.
* CavalierCompetitor: By the end of her showcase run, she had become a rather good natured performer and took any losses in stride. She doesn't expect any higher standards from her Pokémon either.
* CharacterTics: Since
rollerblades while wearing the ribbon Ash gave her, Serena same outfit.
* GenkiGirl: Korrina
is sometimes shown grasping onto it whenever insecure or trying to muster courage in a daunting situation.
* ChildhoodFriends: Knew Ash years ago when they were younger
extremely upbeat and went to a Pokémon Summer Camp together.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ash. Her crush began when they met as kids. As she [[CharacterDevelopment matured as a character]], so did her feelings, showing that she genuinely is in love with him. She shows this by wearing the ribbon he gave her on her chest, and staying by his side and supporting him through thick and thin. Her feelings for Ash are so strong than, in her first argument with Ash, she ran away from him crying after [[AnguishedDeclarationofLove she almost blurts out her feelings for him]] because she couldn't take seeing him so broken and depressed that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he was a completely different person]] from the guy she fell in love with.
* CharacterDevelopment: Serena has gain a great amount of assertiveness and confidence over the series, particularity thanks to
lively, which briefly takes Ash and her Pokémon. It eventually grew to the point that she not only found her own dream to follow, but vowed to be a more gorgeous lady for Ash when they meet again, sealing it with a kiss.
* ClingyJealousGirl:
** {{Invoked|Trope}} when Miette asks Ash if he has a bride to see if Serena would have this reaction. [[DownplayedTrope Serena expresses slight annoyance]]. At the end of the episode, Miette also "threatens" to take Ash away next time if Serena hasn't made her move
friends by then. Serena blushes furiously in response, but nothing more. Whenever the surprise.
* GuestStarPartyMember: She joins Ash's
group meets Miette again, she naturally tries to get a rise out of Serena this way.
** Downplayed in general. She isn't overtly possessive over Ash, but she displays obvious discomfort whenever he receives any female attention. After all, she was '''clearly''' not fond of [[YankTheDogsChain Ash accepting Miette's invitation to be her dance partner]].
** Also played
on the hunt for laughs due to the facial expressions and responses she makes, mostly due to Miette's meddling.
* CoolBigSis: To Bonnie, treating her like
a younger sibling of sorts. Makes sense since as they are both children and the same sex - they would gravitate towards each other in a way Lucarionite. The episodes that they won't to the boys (who in turn have another sibling-like bond).
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: A common default pose for Serena is for
focus on her to after joining even have her hands folded behind on the title card!
* HotBlooded: She hops and flails around even while doing something as mundane as calling out attacks during battle.
* HumblePie: Her struggle with Mega Lucario was due to being too confident in herself, and only by mastering and truly bonding with Lucario can they overcome this.
%%* ModestyShorts
* RapunzelHair: When Korrina's hair is in a ponytail, it goes up to
her back.
waist; when it's down, it goes up to her thighs.
* CrossdressingVoices: InUniverse example. In the movie ''The Lightning-fast Hero! Super Pikachu!!'', Serena voices a male Pikachu who appears at the beginning RollerbladeGood: Her main mode of said movie. (Similar like Ash, who voices a female Pikachu travel and hobby seems to be riding her rollerblades. She even keeps them on while in the middle of the movie.)
a battle.
* CrushBlush: This tends to happen whenever her feelings concerning Ash are brought up.
* CutenessProximity: Actually a pivot for one. Rhyhorn ''love'' her as they [[RunningGag nuzzle and lick her mercilessly on sight]].
* DamselInDistress: Not an exaggerated case, but Serena has required protecting a fair few times. Expectedly, these are usually RescueRomance on Ash's part. Jessie, being TheRival in showcases, is also sometimes as obsessed with capturing Serena's Pokémon as Pikachu.
* {{Determinator}}: She grew towards this, showing how she is willing to take hits for her Pokémon and her continuing the performance despite Eevee having just tripped. You have Ash to thank for that!
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: For the first 40
SpotlightStealingSquad: The episodes of the XY series, she was unsure of what she wants out of her Pokémon journey. She finally decides to become a Pokémon Performer in episode 41.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Although not apparent for most of the XY series' first half, her Performance arc becomes an important part, alternating with Ash's own quest.
* DiabolusExMachina:
** She loses two showcases because of her Pokémon tripping unexpectedly, the first because Fennekin's ribbon was too long during the costume portion and the second because Eevee lost her balance after being intimidated by the crowd during the freestyle portion.
** The universe itself won't allow her and Ash to have subtle romantic scenes, be it by outside interference or Ash's interests blinding him from telling
that apart. It doesn't help much feature her as the writers indirectly tease GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their relationship so much with poorly-written titles Mega Evolution.
* TomboyishPonytail: A long one
that suggest so and later they apologize for getting the fans' hopes up for nothing.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Sometimes when Serena makes comments under her breath, whether scared/annoyed/etc, it'll either get reactions she didn't intend or backfire on her, leading to embarrassment. It appears to be on its way to becoming
flows like a RunningGag.
* DisguisedInDrag: In a reversal of the usual once-a-series running gag, she has to masquerade as Ash when he's incapacitated in one episode.
* DudeMagnet: She attracts Tierno, Trevor and Jimmy unintentionally.
* EmergencyImpersonation: When a rocker named Jimmy appears looking to challenge Ash and Pikachu, the former currently too sick to battle, Serena dressed as him to keep Jimmy's {{Keet}} behavior from waking Ash,
cape as she knew he would insist on battling if he found out about the challenge.
zips around.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Her crush on Ash is approaching this territory; so far Miette, Bonnie, Shauna, and Nini have made comments about it, resulting in a LuminescentBlush from Serena. Of course, Ash and Clemont are more ObliviousToLove.
* {{Expy}}: To Yellow from Manga/PokemonAdventures (though her first appearance coincidentally bears a close resemblance to Blue/Leaf). Girl being saved in a forest by TheHero (and coincidentally enough, Ash is based on the original Red), thus falling into a devoted RescueRomance with him? Yup. She's even wearing a straw hat in her introduction, something Yellow is very known for, and does not focus on Pokémon battles.
* TheFashionista: She is very enthusiastic about fashion and is eager to see what kind of shops the gang will come across. As a stand-in for Trainer Customization, Serena also carries around a small straw basket with which she can make dresses and costumes.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: Played with. The beginning scene of the series shows Grace's Fletchling flying into Serena's room to wake her up. Granted, part of her hair was visible from underneath her blanket for a very brief moment before the camera focused on Fletchling about to peck her awake. The next scene goes outside her house with her screaming from receiving her "wake-up call" before going back inside, her legs and feet sticking out in the air (the first parts of her body we officially see as she's "introduced") as a result of her rude awakening.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Serena is good at baking, and often prepares confections for her friends.
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler: She's the first of Ash's female companions to kiss him.]]
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Ash completely forgot about meeting her during a summer camp years ago.
* GenerationXerox: Her mother wants her to be a Rhyhorn racer, though Serena herself has said she hates it. She later finds that her mother has rubbed off on her more than she thought.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In the form of three snowballs, after yelling at Ash for yelling at her when she tries to cheer him up, while telling him how he wasn't being the amazing guy she knows he is.
* GlassCannon: While her Pokémon know some impressive abilities, Serena doesn't show a great amount of improvisation and composure when she starts losing the upper hand and very often requires assistance or PlotArmor against a stronger opponent. [[OhCrap She panicked]] when ''Meowth'' could fight off Fennekin's attacks.
* GoThroughMe: Compared to most Team Rocket face offs, where the heroes talk with their Pokémon, Serena has on occasion shown willingness to intervene physically on her own, usually when they risk harming her Pokémon. Naturally in such cases she ends up outmatched, though this gesture of sacrifice always gets the intended Pokémon a HeroicSecondWind.
* HairDecorations: She wears a pink bow when she's handling Rhyhorn, and when she's sleeping.
* HeavySleeper: Implied, given that her mother had to use a Fletchling to force her out of bed.
* HeldGaze: Has done this multiple times with Ash when he encourages her or gives her advice, however [[spoiler:after their kiss]] they're staring at each other with both of their eyes lit up before exchanging happy warm smiles.
* HighPressureEmotion: Serena starts with the standard LuminescentBlush when Shauna tells her that she knows about Serena's crush on Ash, only to spout steam like a kettle when she thought that their friends (including Ash) had heard the two of them. In fact, this has become somewhat more frequent.
* IUhYouToo: [[spoiler:In the final episode of XYZ, Serena gives what is essentially a LoveConfession to Ash, telling him that "You're my goal" and parting ways with him with a kiss]].
* ImageSong: "[=DreamDream=]", the third XY ending, pops up as an insert song whenever something major happens with her or her Pokémon, e.g. Fennekin's evolution or Serena winning or performing in Showcases. Also "Candy Girl", although unlike [=DreamDream=], this song is about her feelings for Ash.
* ImpliedLoveInterest:
** For Ash. "Implied" is an {{Understatement}}, since the anime makes her crush so obvious that some episodes have explicit romantically themed titles.
** Also a notable subversion for the anime: while there have been [[ShipTease hints]] of a romantic interest between [[CelibateHero Ash]] and each of his female companions, Serena is the first of them, (aside from arguably [[FirstGirlWins Misty]]), to ''explicitly'' be interested in Ash.
* ImportantHaircut: Serena cuts her hair short and changes outfits after losing her first Pokémon Showcase.
* InTheHood: She is shown to wear a hoodie on occasion.
* InvincibleIncompetent: As a battler, Serena has advanced far less than previous female companions and remained a GlassCannon with a rather novice strategy output, yet she is the only one to have a clean winning streak, her Pokémon having never fainted in battle [[note]]with the exception of the 3 vs. 3 battle in [=XY42=], where Serena's Fennekin was the first Pokémon to faint, even then though Serena didn't lose the overall battle[[/note]]. This is either because her opponent is always [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Team Rocket or lower]], due to being accompanied by a stronger trainer such as Ash, or just [[DeusExMachina random interference such as one of her Pokémon evolving]].
* KissingDiscretionShot: When Serena bids farewell to Ash, [[spoiler:she runs back up the escalator to him and leans in, then the camera cuts to their feet as the escalator pulls them apart. Pikachu, Serena, Bonnie, Dedenne and Clemont are all blushing after it's done. The ambiguity lies in whether it was a kiss on the cheek or on the lips.]]
* LaughOfLove: This sometimes happens when she's with Ash. For instance, in "[[Recap/PokemonS18E10UnderThePledgingTree Under the Pledging Tree]]", when Ash asks Serena what gifts she's planning to get while she's thinking that the two of them are on a date, she quickly replies "I'm not sure yet!", while chuckling nervously.
* LuminescentBlush: This happens when she's being teased about her feelings for Ash or when offered a chance for a romantic moment with him.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: The first few episodes devote some time to developing Serena as she leaves her home town to begin her Pokémon adventure. It is not until near
TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:At the end of [=XY005=] that during the time Ash is training for his rematch against Viola, Serena actually meets him, asking Ash if he remembers her.
* MeetCute: When they were younger, Ash saved Serena when she was hurt and lost in the forest, teaching
[=XY123=], Alain defeats her to never give up.
* MementoMacGuffin: Kept the handkerchief Ash used to bandage her leg all those years ago. Upon returning it to him, Ash immediately remembers her.
* MythologyGag:
** Just like the games, a Fletchling wakes her up in her first appearance.
** Her heavy makeover alludes to ''XY's'' [[VirtualPaperDoll trainer customisation]].
* NaiveNewcomer: She knows very little about Pokémon training at first; and like May and Dawn, didn't know about the [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals Inexplicably Identical Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys]].
* TheNavigator: To remedy Ash's NoSenseOfDirection, Serena is in possession of the gang's town map.
* NiceGirl:
** She is very thoughtful, and plays a supportive role in the group. Also, it really says something about her when she is the only one of Ash's female companions not to get ''immediately'' annoyed by his actions. Even when scolding him, she a lot more gentler, and doesn't go completely ballistic with Ash like the other girls had, especially Misty and Iris when they first meet Ash.
** The first time she gets into an argument with Ash is mostly because he wasn't being the amazing guy she knows he is after losing to Wulfric, along with the fact he yelled at her when she tried to cheer him up. This argument helps Ash come back to his senses, and even then, Serena started [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feeling horrible over it]] after all of a couple of minutes trying to play firm.
* NiceHat: She starts to wear one after beginning her journey. After her costume switch, she wears a different one, but it has the same color scheme as the previous one.
* NonActionGuy: Female version. Whenever there was a chance for her to fight, her battles mostly always ended with them getting interrupted by outside interference (that she didn't even try to stop alone) or her team evolving during a match to give them enough of a power boost. Even when she had things perfectly under control, she hands it over to someone else asking to keep fighting instead of her, and whenever she has promised to fight to help others train, it would always be sidetracked by other events that would make her forget. The only action she sees is whenever she has to do a team effort against Team Rocket or a similar threat.
* OpeningShoutOut:
** Serena and her Pokémon spying on a dancing Eevee is played out the same way in "Mad-Paced Getter" and in the very episode Eevee debuts (except Serena is wearing her sleepwear in the latter).
** [[spoiler:Serena's routine for the Master Class Showcase incorporates some of the dance moves she performs in "[=DreamDream=]".]]
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Serena's feelings for Ash developed when they were kids and after an undetermined number of years of not seeing each other, she still has feelings for him. After immediately recognizing him as the boy that saved her
off-screen in a forest in her childhood, she immediately decided to start her own journey for the sole purpose of seeing him again. Once the series ends and she has leave Ash to start her on journey she makes clear she'll keep waiting for him telling him [[IUhYouToo he's her ultimate goal in life]] and [[spoiler:vows to become a stronger and more attractive woman specifically for him, then kisses him for good measure]].
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Outside her usual outfit, Serena, in contrast to Ash and Clemont's blue, is most associated with pink.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Sometimes, including in [=XY050=].
* RedHerring: It took so long for Serena to find what she wants out of her travels that several viable choices popped up (Rhyhorn racing, Poképuff baking, [=PokéVision=], Sky Battles[[note]]not unlike Y, her ''Adventures'' counterpart[[/note]]), all of
Gym Battle, earning his final batch from Korrina, which she had valid interest and talent in. Most of these ended up being a ChekhovsSkill during the Showcases.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Subverted; at the end of the Master Class Showcase, Palermo offered to mentor Serena for Showcases, but Serena turned it down so she could keep travelling with Ash. Palermo tells Serena to call her if and when she is ready, but when Serena finally contacted Palermo, she ultimately turned it down again, wanting to continue improving through traveling. However, Palermo is still the one who offered what course of action Serena should take next: to perform in Contests instead.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Despite apparently being ChildhoodFriends with Ash from before the start of the anime itself, she has not been mentioned or encountered at all until the XY series[[note]]read: '''fifteen years''' of material[[/note]]. It is eventually revealed that this is due to a ForgottenFirstMeeting on Ash's part.
* RescueRomance: Serena's infatuation with Ash originated from a rather young memory where he helped her out of a forest after she injured her leg. To exacerbate it, Ash has naturally saved her a good few more times throughout the series (as well as vice versa).
* RunningGag:
** Rhyhorn are easily attracted to her. Put her in front of a herd, and watch them swam towards her with hearts on their eyes. This paid off in a contest which involved herding Rhyhorn; she won with virtually no effort.
** A minor example prominently featured in horror-themed episodes is when she gets scared out of her mind, in which her imagination runs wild and inadvertently shares her beliefs on supernatural entities that devour children, scaring the others before covering her mouth, apparently having scared herself even more.
* SecurityBlanket: A downplayed case for the ribbon Ash gave her, which she sometimes clenches onto when worrisome (see CharacterTics above). More primarily however, she wears it because ItWasAGift.
* ShipTease: Serena's feelings for Ash are pretty strong. There were even a couple of {{Love Chart}}s confirming the canonicity of her crush. It all started with their meeting as young children, and more hints would pop up as the series progresses. The teasing went ''nuclear'' during her last scene before she separated from the team, where she [[spoiler:not only as good as confessed to Ash, she ''kissed him!'']]
* ShrinkingViolet: A mild example, but Serena often gets embarrassed whenever she's praised or someone compliments her appearance. [[ShipTease Especially if it's coming from Ash.]] Her personality is also the most demure of all the female companions thus far.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The fact she suffered two cases of AmusingInjuries in the first episode alone indicates this.
* SnowballFight: After having a serious argument with Ash in the Winding Woods, she expresses her anger this way, bombarding
allows him with enough to knock him onto the ground.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Like all the previous female leads pursuing their dreams onscreen, Serena comes short of becoming Kalos Queen against Aria, just barely getting a little more than a half of her votes. She does get an offer to go pro from Palermo, but only will consider it after her journey with Ash ends]].
* ATasteOfDefeat: Along with Dawn, she is one of few "twerps" to suffer an unnegated defeat by Team Rocket in an episode. [=XY101=] has Serena lose a Showcase to Jessie and her Pokémon (along with Meowth). Like Dawn, however, she had become a GracefulLoser by this time. (Though she had lost on the technicality of her Eevee tripping, not because Jessie's performance was better).
* ThroughHisStomach: After joining the team, Serena bakes cookies for everyone, but specifically presents them to Ash first. Any intention she may have had clearly fails due to [[ObliviousToLove Ash]] being more impressed with the taste than the thought.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Shauna's tomboy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Mostly defied. Team Rocket's VillainDecay aside, Serena's performance never really elevated throughout the course of the series, remaining a GlassCannon whose best tactic was spamming her Pokémon's best attacks. In her final battle with Ash however, she has a greater display of strategy, having Braixen take on a unique battle style to resist and briefly gain the upper hand against Pikachu, even if she was still clearly the less advanced opponent.
* UncattyResemblance: In "[=DreamDream=]", both Fennekin's and Pancham's costumes change to match her various outfit changes.
* WartsAndAll: Serena was slightly blindly smitten with Ash initially. As time passed, she is still in love with him, if not even moreso, but more aware of his shortcomings and willing to set him straight over it (if in a mostly civil manner compared to those he had traveled with before).
* WetBlanketWife:
** As much as Serena loves Ash, she is ''not'' a fan of Ash's typical reckless behavior. Think about it: the very first time she saw him in years was just moments after his leap of faith from the top of Prism Tower. She occasionally tries to curb his recklessness at various points in the series, to little success, though he has become more apologetic about it.
** She does successfully stop Ash from carelessly engaging into a Pokémon battle that would have made him late in registering for
enter the Lumiose Conference and thus render all of his progress moot.
* WhatTheHellHero: Played straight and subverted. After Ash loses to Wulfric, [[LeaveMeAlone he gets antsy with Serena]], leading her to chew him out furiously and declare his current state to be nothing like the Ash she knew before this. [[WasTooHardOnHim She starts regretting this afterwards]], admitting she has [[WartsAndAll rather high expectations of Ash from how much she admires him]]. Just as she accepts this as unrealistic however, Ash later admits she was right, with Serena just content she once again has the happy Ash she admires exactly like before.
* WorthyOpponent: Aria definitely considers Serena this.
* YankTheDogsChain: Circumstances prevent Serena from partnering
Conference. It also sets up with Ash for a dance party (Miette was only the tip Alain being Ash's greatest rival of the iceberg). They later learn it's a rotation dance, so Serena gets to dance with almost everyone, but just when she and Ash are finally going to pair up, the dance ends. She immediately laments the fact.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Much like the times he did for her, she does for him, even when she was angry at Ash for yelling at her for trying to cheer him up after losing to Wulfric, she does this by saying that he isn't being himself right then, which actually helps him snap out of his depression.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Type A, in her first and second outfits, her black socks shows only her upper thighs.

!'''Serena's Pokémon''':
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Braixen and Pancham are all given ones as gifts from Serena (a red ribbon and CoolShades respectively), while Sylveon inherits a set of bow ties naturally as regular for her species.
* TheFashionista: All of them take to wearing accessories or dresses for performances.
* GlassCannon: They can supply a lot of damage but aren't very resistant. Combined with Serena's novice strategy level mentioned above, they tend to only fare well in battles they can win with a few quick attacks.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Pancham (male), Braixen and Sylveon (female).
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Both Braixen and Pancham are loyal and caring to Serena but moody and headstrong. Downplayed for Sylveon, who was good natured but shy and insociable as an Eevee.

!!'''Fennekin (Fokko) --> Braixen (Tairenar)'''
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!!'''Lucario'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara
Kiyotaka Furushima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Eileen Stevens

Fennekin is
Bill Rogers

Korrina's partner and ace. Similar like Ash's Pikachu, Lucario never resides within its Pokéball. After finding
the starter Pokémon Serena chose from Professor Sycamore. She Lucarionite, it is a tidy Pokémon that takes great pride in her well-groomed appearance. However, able to Mega Evolve, but has diffculty to control its Mega form for several episodes, but it and Korrinna eventually master the one thing Fennekin loves more than looking her best is her trainer, Serena.Mega Evolution.



* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: From "Mending a Broken Spirit!" onward, Braixen's wand is decorated with a red ribbon.
* BadassAdorable: Amps up when she evolves into Braixen.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender Subverted a fair few times]] for Fennekin. Played mostly straight for Braixen however, who [[CurbstompBattle sparsely takes hits in battle]] or is involved in heavy slapstick like the other Pokémon. She is one of very few off-screen for the group electrocution gag in ''Pikachu and the Pokémon Band'' for example.
* DamselInDistress: Early on, Jessie was almost as obsessed with capturing her as with Pikachu. This lessened as time passed and even odd times it returns, she's more a BadassInDistress.
* CaneFu: Develops prowess using her stick to block and thrust attacks in the final points of the series, in particular her battle with Pikachu in Lumoise City.
* CanonImmigrant: Serena's Fennekin was made a downloadable character via a promotion code for both ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]''.
* CharmPoint: Fennekin takes great pride in her well-groomed tail, becoming uneasy if it is tarnished.
* CuteLittleFangs: Being a fox, Fennekin has these.
* DramaQueen: While making a [=PokéVision=] video with Serena, she repeatedly attacks Ash and Pikachu because they accidentally dirtied her fur.
* FantasticFoxes: It's based on the Fennec fox.
* TheFashionista: Like Serena, Fennekin loves to get dressed up and appear her best.
* JerkassBall: In most episodes she is a [[MsViceGirl fussy but good natured]] Pokémon. In Episode 21, when she became [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of another, more popular Fennekin, and became obsessed with creating a perfect [=PokéVision=] video with Serena, often rather violently taking out her frustrations on Ash.
* NeatFreak: Downplayed in that Fennekin is only worried about becoming dirty. Downplayed significantly as Braixen.
* OffModel: Back when she was still a Fennekin, her neck would often be drawn extremely long.
* PlayingWithFire: Fire-type.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As Fennekin.
* ShipTease: Early in the season with Ash's Froakie due to him having cleaned her tail with his Frubbles, generally being around each other whenever the group is taking a break, and as a result of the relationship their Trainers have (at least where Serena's feelings for Ash are concerned).
* TookALevelInBadass: Early on she was a DamselInDistress, getting kidnapped frequently by Team Rocket and even overpowered by ''Meowth'' in one of her first battles. As time passed her fire abilities were displayed more fully and, especially after she evolved into Braixen, she's one of the most active Pokémon after Pikachu.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like the rest of her species, she enjoys eating twigs.
* UncattyResemblance: In the third XY ending theme, any clothes Fennekin wears will also match that of Serena.
* UndyingLoyalty: Eventually develops great loyalty towards Serena, overcoming her crippling aversion to filth to protect her.

!!'''Pancham (Yancham)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Erica Schroeder

Pancham is a Pokémon that took a liking to [=PokéVision=], and joins Serena's team to become an entertainer.

to:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: From "Mending BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: How it finally forces itself to overcome and control its Mega form.
* TheComicallySerious: Lucario as
a Broken Spirit!" onward, Braixen's wand is decorated species are oft depicted with a red ribbon.
serious demeanor. This Lucario, while just as serious as its predecessors, has its share of silliness in its appearances alongside its trainer. (Case in point: Its reactions to both Ash's rhythmic style, and finding out the truth about Gurkinn's "scroll of secrets", both from "Origins of Mega Evolution".)
* BadassAdorable: Amps up when she evolves into Braixen.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender Subverted a fair few times]] for Fennekin. Played
CurbStompBattle:
** He took Pikachu to town in his debut episode.
** [[spoiler:While it
mostly straight happens off-screen, it's strongly implied that this was what happened during its battle with Alain's Charizard. Lucario was pummeled into a wall while Charizard looked none the worse for Braixen however, who [[CurbstompBattle sparsely takes hits in battle]] or is involved in heavy slapstick like the other Pokémon. She is one of very few off-screen for the group electrocution gag in ''Pikachu and the wear. Justified, as Alain's Charizard was an Elite Four-Level Pokémon Band'' for example.
* DamselInDistress: Early on, Jessie was almost as obsessed
with capturing her a horrendous Type advantage.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Knows the Ground-Type move Bone Rush which serves
as with Pikachu. This lessened as time passed and even odd times it returns, she's more its SignatureMove.
* EnergyBall: Aura Sphere, which can turn into
a BadassInDistress.
KamehameHadoken while in its Mega form.
* CaneFu: Develops prowess ExtraOreDinary: Lucario's secondary type is Steel-Type. Ash tries to use its typing to his advantage by using Hawlucha and Fletchinder.
* FinishingMove: It eventually learns Aura Sphere, which becomes its Finishing Move.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: A very jarring example. When it gets separated from Korrina by a flock of Noibat, instead on relying on its aura skill to locate
her stick to block (or let alone stay by her side), it would rather take the hard way and thrust attacks use the stones to find her ''the next day''.
** The fact its aura waves could create force waves that could throw off its opponents is entirely dropped out after it shows
in the first episode.
* {{Nerf}}: Let's just say it got a ''lot'' weaker in its
final points of the series, in particular her battle with Pikachu than what it could do when in Lumoise City.Mega form for the first time. [[ForgotICouldFly Remember those aura waves that could push people?]] Although that could be due to being uncontrollable at the time.
* CanonImmigrant: Serena's Fennekin was made a downloadable character via a promotion code for both ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]''.
* CharmPoint: Fennekin takes great pride in her well-groomed tail, becoming uneasy if
RedEyesTakeWarning: Its eyes are usually red, but when it loses control of its Mega form, its pupils glow a menacing blood red.
* SignatureMove: Its Bone Rush
is tarnished.
* CuteLittleFangs: Being a fox, Fennekin has these.
* DramaQueen: While making a [=PokéVision=] video with Serena, she repeatedly attacks Ash and Pikachu because they accidentally dirtied her fur.
* FantasticFoxes: It's based on
basically its WeaponOfChoice. It uses it much more often than Power-Up Punch or the Fennec fox.
recently learned Aura Sphere.
* TheFashionista: Like Serena, Fennekin loves SimpleStaff: Bone Rush is often used as a staff, sometimes as [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] short staffs.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Lucario can spin its Bone Rush staff
to get dressed up and appear her best.
neutralize some attacks.
* JerkassBall: In most SpotlightStealingSquad: The episodes she is a [[MsViceGirl fussy but good natured]] Pokémon. In Episode 21, when she became [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of another, more popular Fennekin, and became obsessed with creating a perfect [=PokéVision=] video with Serena, often rather violently taking out her frustrations on Ash.
* NeatFreak: Downplayed in
that Fennekin is only worried about becoming dirty. Downplayed significantly feature Korrina as Braixen.
* OffModel: Back when she was still a Fennekin, her neck would often be drawn extremely long.
* PlayingWithFire: Fire-type.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As Fennekin.
* ShipTease: Early in
the season with Ash's Froakie due to him having cleaned her tail with his Frubbles, generally being around each GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution. You also barely see Korrina's other whenever the group is taking a break, and as a result of the relationship their Trainers have (at least where Serena's feelings for Ash are concerned).
* TookALevelInBadass: Early on she was a DamselInDistress, getting kidnapped frequently by Team Rocket and even overpowered by ''Meowth'' in one of her first battles. As time passed her fire abilities were displayed more fully and, especially after she evolved into Braixen, she's one of the most active
Pokémon after Pikachu.
who are not Lucario.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like StatusBuff: It knows Swords Dance which it uses to increase its physical strength drastically.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Not exactly ''evil'', but its Mega form leaves Lucario with no self-control and fights with primal instincts because of
the rest of her species, she enjoys eating twigs.
* UncattyResemblance: In
constant battling it has done, despite the third XY ending theme, any clothes Fennekin wears will also match that fact it won 100 battles.
* TrueCompanions: To Korrina. The two have been together since childhood.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Lucario has a hard time controlling the overwhelming power
of Serena.
* UndyingLoyalty: Eventually develops great loyalty towards Serena, overcoming her crippling aversion
Mega Evolution, leading to filth to protect her.

!!'''Pancham (Yancham)'''
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extremely violent, irrational behavior.

!!'''Ramos (Fukuji)'''
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->'''Voiced -->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya
->'''Voiced
Minoru Inaba
-->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Erica Schroeder

Pancham is a Pokémon that took a liking to [=PokéVision=], and joins Serena's team to become
Anthony Salerno
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos del Campo

The Grass-type Gym Leader of Coumarine City. He's
an entertainer.experienced gardener.



* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Wears a pair of shades that Serena gave him after capture. During Showcases he swaps it for a more stylized one she gave him during the Coumarine Festival.
* BadassAdorable: He's more dashing than Chespin.
* BareFistedMonk: A pure Fighting-Type. The only Fighting-Type attack he knows is Arm Thrust
* BerserkButton: A mild case, but he does NOT like Chespin trying to steal his food.
* CastingAShadow: Knows Dark Pulse, and has been seen using [[DualWielding two at once]].
* CanonImmigrant: Serena's Pancham was made a downloadable character via a promotion code for both ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]''. As a MythologyGag, it held Black Glasses as an item.
* CoolShades: Is very fond of sunglasses, and is rarely seen without some sort of pair on his forehead.
* DanceBattler: He uses a lot of its performing techniques in its battles.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Stone Edge.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His characterisation pretty much replicates Pancham's dex entries, acting tough and bratty to attempt a badass image, but being undyingly loyal to Serena deep down.
* MythologyGag: The shades he gets from Serena are similar to the ones on the hat of her game counterpart.
* TheOneGuy: He is the only guy to Serena's team of females.
* OralFixation: The leaf he carries in his mouth.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Pancham has the appearance of a cute adolescent panda.
* PostKissCatatonia: Nini's Smoochum bids him farewell with one huge kiss. Pancham was completely unresponsive afterward.
* TheReliableOne: Despite his mischief otherwise, Pancham is the only one of Serena's team (including even Serena herself) who did not stumble or make a mistake on stage at any point during their Showcase run.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He and Chespin are nearly always bickering.
* {{Tsundere}}: Pancham is very prideful and has some difficulty showing affection and gratitude, but he truly cares for his trainer and friends.
* UnmanlySecret: Initially, Pancham was insecure about his love of performing, but has since gotten over it thanks to Serena's support.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Chespin. The two frequently descend to bickering when they're allowed to be near each other.

!!'''Eevee (Eievui) --> Sylveon (Nymphia)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MikaKanai
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MikaKanai and Kayzie Rogers (Eevee), Erica Schroeder (Sylveon)

Eevee is an extremely shy Pokémon that was first seen by the gang performing a dance routine on a nearby rock. Impressed by the dance, Serena befriends Eevee, and joins her team soon after.

to:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Wears BunnyEarsLawyer: He seems to work on a pair of shades that Serena gave different wavelength to other people at times, specifically the much younger protagonists. When Ash and friends arrive at his gym he holds off the battle because he's just prepared a SpotOfTea and wants them to enjoy it with him; when Ash downs it fast, he asks for help in pulling the weeds, almost oblivious to the youth's impatient frustration. And when he's simply wrenching them out roughly, Ramos halts him to point out the need to not be hasty or he'll miss the bigger picture (in this case, another plant hidden among the leaves). The advice actually helps Ash in his battle, too.
* CoolOldGuy: Ramos is a thoughtful grandpa-like figure, and he also proves to be very wise in regards to life ''and'' battling.
%%* EyesAlwaysShut: Complimenting his easy-going nature.
* FragileSpeedster: His Jumpluff can't take many hits but is fast, especially
after capture. During Showcases he swaps activating its Chlorophyll ability (which makes it for go faster).
* GreenThumb: Grass, his specialty type.
* HotBlooded: Given his age and seemingly-limitless patience, it's quite
a more stylized one she gave sight to see the final stage of the Gym Battle getting him during ''just as hyped as Ash seems to be''.
* LifeDrain: His Gogoat knows both Leech Seed and Horn Leech to recover its health. Strangely enough, despite all
the Coumarine Festival.
health it recovers from attacking Frogadier, Gogoat still goes quickly down.
* BadassAdorable: He's more dashing than Chespin.
* BareFistedMonk: A pure Fighting-Type. The only Fighting-Type
PoisonousPerson: Weepinbell is part Poison-Type and knows Poison Powder, a nasty attack he that poisons both, Fletchinder and Hawlucha.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His Jumpluff
knows is Arm Thrust
* BerserkButton: A mild case, but he does NOT like Chespin trying to steal his food.
* CastingAShadow: Knows Dark Pulse,
Sunny Day and has been seen using [[DualWielding two at once]].
* CanonImmigrant: Serena's Pancham was made a downloadable character via a promotion code for
both ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' it and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby his Weepinbell have the ability Chlorophyll.
* StatusBuff: His Jumpluff knows Cotton Guard,
and Alpha Sapphire]]''. As a MythologyGag, both it held Black Glasses as an item.
* CoolShades: Is very fond of sunglasses,
and is rarely seen without some sort Weepinbell have Chlorophyll, giving both of pair on his forehead.
* DanceBattler: He uses
them a massive amount of speed that give Ash's team a lot of its performing techniques in its battles.
trouble.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Stone Edge.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His characterisation pretty much replicates Pancham's dex entries, acting tough and bratty to attempt a badass image, but being undyingly loyal to Serena deep down.
* MythologyGag: The shades he gets from Serena are similar to
TheWorfEffect: Gogoat is Ramos' ace Pokémon, yet it doesn't get the ones on the hat chance to defeat any of her game counterpart.
* TheOneGuy: He is the only guy to Serena's team of females.
* OralFixation: The leaf he carries
Ash's Pokémon unlike every other Gym Leader's ace Pokémon in his mouth.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Pancham has the appearance of a cute adolescent panda.
* PostKissCatatonia: Nini's Smoochum bids him farewell with one huge kiss. Pancham was completely unresponsive afterward.
* TheReliableOne: Despite his mischief otherwise, Pancham is the only one of Serena's team (including even Serena herself)
Kalos (except Olympia who did not stumble or make a mistake on stage at any point during their Showcase run.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He and Chespin are nearly always bickering.
* {{Tsundere}}: Pancham is very prideful and has some difficulty showing affection and gratitude, but he truly cares for his trainer and friends.
* UnmanlySecret: Initially, Pancham was insecure about his love of performing, but has since gotten over it thanks to Serena's support.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Chespin. The
uses two frequently descend to bickering when they're allowed to be near each other.

!!'''Eevee (Eievui) --> Sylveon (Nymphia)'''
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Pokémon in a double battle). Weepinbell's performance actually overshadows Gogoat's.

!!'''Valerie (Mâche)'''
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->'''Voiced -->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MikaKanai
->'''Voiced
Creator/SatsukiYukino
-->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Creator/MikaKanai and Kayzie Rogers (Eevee), Erica Schroeder (Sylveon)

Eevee
Kate Bristol
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Valentina Souza

The Fairy-Type Gym Leader of Laverre City. She
is an extremely shy Pokémon that was first seen by also a well-known fashion designer, having her own clothing shop in the gang performing a dance routine on a nearby rock. Impressed by the dance, Serena befriends Eevee, and joins her team soon after.Gym.



* ChekhovsSkill: Her dancing, which consists of wildly prancing and jumping, has made for a good evasion tactic in battle.
* CoolCrown: A flower crown given by Serena when Eevee warned her of a nearby cliff she almost fell into. During the dance ball episode, it also wore a tiara.
* CowerPower: When frightened, Eevee will frequently hide behind either Serena or Clemont's Bunnelby.
* DancingWithMyself: A defining trait is Eevee's love for dancing, which catches Serena's attention to want Eevee as one of her performance Pokémon.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Knows Double Team, which in the anime is consistently portrayed as this to visually represent the speed increase the status move provides in the game. She once used it to make a wild Quilladin that was hot for her faint from seeing several of her.
* HoldingHands: One of Eevee's feelers reaches out to hold Serena's hand as it evolves into Sylveon. Sylveon has occasionally held to Serena this way.
* LateArrivalSpoiler:
** Similar to Ash's Noibat, Serena's Eevee was teased in the fourth XY ending and third XY opening, before officially debuting.
** The 2016 preview shows Eevee evolving during the Dance Party episode, sprouting feelers during the TransformationSequence. A magazine scan would later confirm it to be Sylveon.
* LovableCoward: As an Eevee, she was often very timid and self doubting. This was downplayed when ThePowerOfLove evolved her into Sylveon.
* NonElemental: As a Normal-type Pokémon. In addition, Eevee has not been seen with any attack moves outside its Normal-typing. Subverted with Sylveon, that near exclusively uses Fairy-type attacks.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Upon becoming a Sylveon, it becomes a Fairy-Type Pokémon.
* ThePowerOfLove: It evolved thanks to Serena's words of encouragement.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Is this with Clemont's Bunnelby
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Eevee family has always been considered to be a group of cuteness, and this one is no different. Her shy persona giving the Pokémon kind of a {{Moe}} vibe makes this even more so.
* ShrinkingViolet: Very shy around strangers, to the point that Eevee will end up hiding behind Serena or Bunnelby when startled. Lessened as Sylveon, though she retains some subtle nervous moments.
* TookALevelInBadass: As Sylveon, she became a far more confident performer and battler, hindered far less by her nerves.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rivals]]

!'''Ash's Rivals:'''

[[hardline]]

!!'''Tierno'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AnriKatsu
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/ToddHaberkorn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Roberto Gutiérrez

A young Pokémon trainer with a passion for dancing that Ash meets at Sycamore's summer camp. A close friend of Shauna and Trevor.

to:

* ChekhovsSkill: Her dancing, which consists of wildly prancing AdaptationalWimp: Sylveon is Valerie's last and jumping, has made for a good evasion tactic most powerful Pokémon in battle.
the games, but here it's the first Pokémon she uses in her battle with Ash and it's defeated rather easily. [[spoiler:It's also her ace in the fight against the Legendary Giant Rock]].
* CoolCrown: A flower crown given by ChekhovsGun: The dress Valerie gave to Serena when Eevee warned her of a nearby cliff she almost fell into. During the dance ball episode, it also wore a tiara.
* CowerPower: When frightened, Eevee will frequently hide behind either Serena or Clemont's Bunnelby.
* DancingWithMyself: A defining trait
is Eevee's love for dancing, which catches later used in Serena's attention to want Eevee as one 2nd performance.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Downplayed. She gives off shades
of her performance Pokémon.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Knows Double Team, which in the anime is consistently portrayed as
this due to visually represent the speed increase the status move provides in the game. She once used it being a Fairy-Type specialist, speaking to make a wild Quilladin that was hot for her faint from seeing several of her.
* HoldingHands: One of Eevee's feelers reaches out to hold Serena's hand as it evolves into Sylveon. Sylveon has occasionally held to Serena this way.
* LateArrivalSpoiler:
** Similar to Ash's Noibat, Serena's Eevee was teased
Pokémon in the fourth XY ending their language, and third XY opening, before officially debuting.
** The 2016 preview shows Eevee evolving during the Dance Party episode, sprouting feelers during the TransformationSequence. A magazine scan would later confirm it to be Sylveon.
* LovableCoward: As an Eevee, she was often very timid
having a rather calm and self doubting. This was downplayed when ThePowerOfLove evolved her into Sylveon.
* NonElemental: As a Normal-type Pokémon. In addition, Eevee has not been seen with any attack moves outside its Normal-typing. Subverted with Sylveon, that near exclusively uses Fairy-type attacks.
elegantly cheerful personality.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Upon becoming a Sylveon, it becomes a Her specialty type is Fairy-Type Pokémon.
* ThePowerOfLove: It evolved thanks to Serena's words of encouragement.
TheFashionista: A very skilled fashion designer.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Is this FragileSpeedster: Spritzee isn't particularly sturdy. However, it is quite agile, and very fast even without Trick Room.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Much like her game counterpart in Japanese, she speaks
with Clemont's Bunnelby
Kansai dialect. Sadly lost in translation.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Eevee family has always been considered NoSell: Since Fairy-Types are immune to Dragon-Type attacks, her Spritzee easily takes a Dragon Breath from Sawyer's Bagon without a scratch.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She appears
to be a group of cuteness, and this one is no different. Her shy persona giving the able to speak to Fairy-type Pokémon kind of a {{Moe}} vibe using PokemonSpeak.
* UncattyResemblance: Invoked, the furisode she
makes this even more so.
are all styled after Pokémon.
* ShrinkingViolet: Very shy around strangers, to the point that Eevee will end up hiding behind Serena or Bunnelby when startled. Lessened as Sylveon, though {{Wutai}}: Much like Sanpei above, she retains some subtle nervous moments.
* TookALevelInBadass: As Sylveon, she became
is quite distinct for being very "Japanese" in a far more confident performer and battler, hindered far less by her nerves.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rivals]]

!'''Ash's Rivals:'''

[[hardline]]

!!'''Tierno'''
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France-based town. The anime also changed Laverre City from a fairy tale-style village into an outright Japanese-themed town.

!!'''Olympia (Gojika)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AnriKatsu
Creator/MasakoKatsuki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/ToddHaberkorn
Catrin Lloyd Bollard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Roberto Gutiérrez

A young Pokémon trainer with a passion
Anabel Méndez

The Psychic-Type Gym Leader of Anistar City. She is well-known
for dancing that Ash meets at Sycamore's summer camp. A close friend of Shauna and Trevor.her ability to predict the future, which managed to save Kalos from certain troubles.



* {{Acrofatic}}: Believe it or not, Tierno can do a triple side flip.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, he's not much of a battler, preferring to study moves to make a dance team. In the anime, he's a skilled trainer that incorporates dance moves into his battle style. In addition, he makes it to the Kalos League with the rest of his group, and unlike Trevor, gets past the first round and holds his own against Sawyer until Sawyer uses Mega Evolution to tip the scales.
* AscendedExtra: In the anime he stands out more than Shauna and Trevor (even being more Ash's rival than the other two are), whereas in the games Shauna fills that role. This seems to be an intentional response to his unexpected popularity in Japan, ranking third in a popularity poll.
* BadassNormal: The guy managed to get quite far in a tournament filled with Mega Evolution and Bond Phenomenon trainers without having it himself
%%* BareFistedMonk: Hitmontop.
* BigFun: Tierno's upbeat personality allows him to make friends easily, and he is noticeably more rotund than any of his friends.
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[GratuitousEnglish "All right!"]]
* CavalierCompetitor: If Tierno loses, he accepts it and shakes it off, and readies himself for the next round.
* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted; Tierno ''tries'' teaching Ash his "rhythmic style" for Ash to use in his upcoming match with Korrina. By the time Ash's group arrives in Shalour City and up to the gym battle itself, Ash has yet to master the style, and ultimately opts for his own instead.
* DanceBattler: He trains his Pokémon to incorporate dance moves in their fighting styles.
* GangOfHats: Fitting with his character, Tierno's team consists of natural dancers (Politoed, Hitmontop and Ludicolo). And the members who aren't, are pretty good on their toes as well (especially ''Blastoise'', of all Pokémon).
%%* GreenThumb: Ludicolo's secondary type.
* HopelessSuitor: Has been pining for Serena ever since her ImportantHaircut. Sorry, Tierno, but Serena's heart currently belongs to a certain someone (no matter how dense that someone is).
* MakingASplash: His starter is Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise, and he has a Ludicolo and Politoed.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Raichu.
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Ash, as both are passionate individuals.
* ThreeAmigos: With Shauna and Trevor, being one of two guys.
%%* UseYourHead: Squirtle's Skull Bash.

!!'''Trevor (Trova)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minami Fujii
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Lockwood Crouch
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ferso Velásquez

A young Pokémon trainer whose ambition is to see every Pokémon in the Pokédex. Ash meets him and his friends, Tierno and Shauna, at Sycamore's summer camp.

to:

* {{Acrofatic}}: Believe it or not, Tierno can do a triple side flip.
* AdaptationalBadass:
AdaptedOut: In the games, he's not much of a battler, preferring to study moves to make a dance team. In the anime, he's a skilled trainer that incorporates dance moves into his battle style. In addition, he makes it to the Kalos League with the rest of his group, and unlike Trevor, gets past the first round and holds his own against Sawyer until Sawyer uses Mega Evolution to tip the scales.
* AscendedExtra: In the anime he stands out more than Shauna and Trevor (even being more Ash's rival than the other two are), whereas in
the games Shauna fills that role. This seems she had a Sigilyph and Slowking in addition to be an intentional response to his unexpected popularity in Japan, ranking third her female Meowstic. Here, she instead uses both genders of Meowstic in a popularity poll.
* BadassNormal: The guy managed to get quite far in a tournament filled with Mega Evolution and Bond Phenomenon trainers without having it himself
%%* BareFistedMonk: Hitmontop.
* BigFun: Tierno's upbeat personality allows him to make friends easily, and he is noticeably more rotund than any of his friends.
double-battle.
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[GratuitousEnglish "All right!"]]
* CavalierCompetitor: If Tierno loses, he accepts it and shakes it off, and readies himself for
AdaptationExpansion: Managed to have a more distinct role in the next round.
* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted; Tierno ''tries'' teaching Ash his "rhythmic style" for Ash to use in his upcoming match with Korrina. By the time Ash's group arrives in Shalour City and up
anime compared to the games. In the games she just spoke in [[TerseTalker short lines]] while being the 7th gym battle itself, leader to fight. In the anime, she instead speaks imposing lines, foresees the future Ash has yet to master the style, and ultimately opts for his own instead.
* DanceBattler: He trains his Pokémon to incorporate dance moves in their fighting styles.
* GangOfHats: Fitting
along with his character, Tierno's team consists of natural dancers (Politoed, Hitmontop Frogadier, has several apprentices-in-training, and Ludicolo). And the members who aren't, are pretty good on overseer of an observatory where Psychic trainers can go to meditate and mentally connect with their toes as well (especially ''Blastoise'', of all Pokémon).
%%* GreenThumb: Ludicolo's secondary type.
* HopelessSuitor: Has been pining for Serena ever since her ImportantHaircut. Sorry, Tierno, but Serena's heart currently belongs
Pokemon. She managed to predict a certain someone (no matter how dense disaster occurring in the Hoenn region that someone is).
allowed Kalos to take safety precautions. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And she managed to thwart Team Rocket's plot without even leaving her gym]].
* MakingASplash: His starter is Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise, AnimeHair: Her purple hair are usually curled and he has a Ludicolo shaped like crescent moons. When she uses her power, they spread out and Politoed.wave around like tentacles.
* BadassCape: She wears a silver cape that reflects images of outer space underneath. Concept art and the games explain that her cape's space pattern creates zero gravity, which increases her psychic power.

%%* ShockAndAwe: Raichu.
* TheRival: Towards ClimaxBoss: Olympia served as Ash's group at summer camp, final opponent of the X&Y half of the Kalos Saga. Her battle with Ash also foreshadowed what was still to come in XYZ and Greninja's eventual SuperForm.
* CombatClairvoyance: A mild case in which her female Meowstic uses Future Sight, letting her set up an assured, incoming attack.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Of a sort. Her hair is dark purple,
but her eyes are light lavender purple (in the games only). It's played more straight in the anime, with her eyes and hair matching colors.
* DualBoss: She uses her two Meowstic against Ash, who in turn selected Frogadier and Talonflame.
* TheEmpath: Has shades of this, particularly towards Ash's Frogadier.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice did Ash manage to turn Olympia's attacks against her; first with the {{Roboteching}} Psyshock/Dark Pulse, and
especially towards Ash, with Future Sight.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash's team was caught off-guard by Future Sight in its first release. During the second time, Ash has Pikachu set up
as both are passionate individuals.
a metronome to time the attack, so that by the third time Future Sight was cast, Ash was ready to turn it against Olympia's team.
* ThreeAmigos: With Shauna MeaningfulName: Her English name, Olympia, is inspired by Greek mythology and Trevor, refers to the Greek gods who reside in the heavenly Mt. Olympus. She just happens to be a famed gym leader, and powerful psychic and seer, with a space motif.
* PowerFloats: She seems to float with her own psychic powers.
* Prophetic Fallacy: The prophecy she gave regarding Ash and Professor Sycamore
being involved in a great crisis (Team Rocket trying to steal Anistar's sundial) causes one of two guys.
%%* UseYourHead: Squirtle's Skull Bash.

!!'''Trevor (Trova)'''
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her students, Carrie, to go off and attack them assuming they were the source of the threat. It leads to a misunderstanding when the people Carrie tried to attack turn out to be innocent. It's implied that similar incidents happened numerous times in the past.
* PsychicPowers: Like the other Psychic Gym Leaders who wielded this trope before her, such as Sabrina and Caitlin, she exhibits them - from [[{{Seers}} seeing the future/past]], to having [[TheEmpath empathy]] and [[PowerFloats telekinesis]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: She has purple hair, eyebrows, and eyes. She's also a powerful psychic and gym leader, who gives Ash quite a bit of trouble before losing to him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Her psychic visions helped the city of Kalos prepare for the destruction caused by Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, thus saving it from being wiped out.
* {{Roboteching}}: Psyshock and Dark Pulse can curve and home in on the targets, courtesy of the female Meowstic's Keen Eyes ability.
* {{Seers}}:
** Can see into the future, letting her predict things and project the vision to others. For instance, she saw the disaster that would occur in Hoenn (the ones featured in The Strongest Mega-Evolution specials), which allowed the Kalos region to prepare accordingly. Lately she is concerned about "the green flames that will burn down Kalos" with a creature mysteriously shaped like a Z...
** She can also see to the past. This made her explain why Ash's Frogadier was special and how they managed to form a specific form of [[PowerOfLove love]].
** Concept art showed that her special bracelets, when worn by others, will allow them to see their own future as well.
* SignatureMove: Future Sight; for Ash, it's ThatOneAttack in-universe, as he spends most of the battle trying to think up a way to counter it. He eventually does.
* SupportPartyMember: Much like the games, the male Meowstic's movepool (Helping Hand and Lightscreen, with the Prankster ability) is tailored to assist the more offense-oriented female.
* WhatTheHellHero: She and her apprentice Charlene harshly scold Carrie for both misinterpreting Olympia's vision and attacking Professor Sycamore's team and Ash and his friends regardless of their innocence based on her own interpretation.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark purple hair, in her case.

!!'''Wulfric (Urup)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minami Fujii
Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Lockwood Crouch
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ferso Velásquez

A young Pokémon trainer whose ambition is to see every Pokémon
Alston Baley

The eighth Gym Leader
in the Pokédex. Ash meets him and his friends, Tierno and Shauna, at Sycamore's summer camp.Kalos region, leading over an Ice-Type Gym in Snowbelle City.



* {{Adorkable}}: His love of meeting new Pokémon rivals Bonnie's.
* BloodKnight: Much like Ash's own Charizard, Charmeleon is shown to be borderline uncontrollable when it wants to battle, though it's still more obedient than Ash's was at that stage.
%%* BlowYouAway: Owns an Aerodactyl [[spoiler:and a Charizard]].
* CameraFiend: Trevor likes to photograph everything that interests him.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He loses to Alain in a three-on-three in the first match of the Lumiose Conference. Alain only used Mega Charizard X, which defeated Trevor's own Mega Charizard Y, Aerodactyl, and Florges easily.]]
* GeekPhysique: He's very scrawny, and the shortest amongst his friends.
* InvisibleSubtleDifference: He likes to take photos of rare Pokémon. "Rare", in this case, meaning they look identical to others of their species but with some extremely subtle difference like thinner antennae.
* MotorMouth: When he shows off the pictures he took to Ash and the gang, to the point that some subs had to keep up by [[FunWithSubtitles minimizing the text to fit everything he says during that scene]].
* MythologyGag: He is revealed to own an Aerodactyl and a Florges like in the games.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Florges
* OutOfFocus: More or less gets the short end of the stick out of the ThreeAmigos. Tierno is collecting gym badges while Shauna is competing with Serena in Pokévision. He is collecting badges on the side, but by the time Ash meets up with him, Trevor has just one while Ash has ''six''. While he does make it to the Kalos League, he has the unfortunate luck of facing Alain as his first opponent, [[spoiler:which ends in a very quick CurbStompBattle in which Alain didn't lose a single Pokémon]].
%%* PlayingWithFire: His starter is Charmander (which later evolved into Charmeleon [[spoiler:and eventually Charizard]]).
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Charizard can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard Y.]]
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Clemont, as both are the [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] of their respective groups.
* ThreeAmigos: With Tierno and Shauna, being one of two guys.
* TransformationTrinket: [[spoiler:His Charizard owns a Charizardite Y that's kept in a tail bracelet while Trevor has a Key Stone held in his camera.]]

!!'''Sawyer (Shota)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOhtani
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Robby Duncan Sharpe
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Siller

A novice Pokémon trainer from Hoenn who writes down his battle experience in a note journal. Like Ash and Tierno, Sawyer is collecting badges to enter the Lumiose Conference.

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* {{Adorkable}}: His love AdaptationalBadass: Not that he wasn't badass in games, but in anime, :he's the only gym leader other than Korrina capable of meeting new Pokémon rivals Bonnie's.
using Mega Evolution - specifically, Mega Abomasnow.
* BloodKnight: Much like AdaptedOut: For some reason, in his full gym lineup his Cryogonal is replaced by Bergmite.
* BadassGrandpa: He is visibly of older age, and defeats Ash 3-on-2, [[spoiler:even when
Ash's own Charizard, Charmeleon Greninja transforms]].
* BookEnds: Wulfric
is shown to be borderline uncontrollable this in a number of way when it wants compared to battle, though it's still more obedient than Ash's was at that stage.
%%* BlowYouAway: Owns an Aerodactyl [[spoiler:and a Charizard]].
* CameraFiend: Trevor likes
Viola:
** Their battles with Ash involve and ice field.
** They both managed
to photograph everything that interests him.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He loses to Alain in
give Ash a three-on-three in defeat the first match time they battle him that sends him into a state of the Lumiose Conference. Alain depression that only used Mega Charizard X, which defeated Trevor's own Mega Charizard Y, Aerodactyl, and Florges easily.]]
* GeekPhysique: He's very scrawny, and the shortest amongst his friends.
* InvisibleSubtleDifference: He likes to take photos of rare Pokémon. "Rare", in this case, meaning they look identical to others of their species but with some extremely subtle difference like thinner antennae.
* MotorMouth: When he shows off the pictures he took to Ash and the gang, to the point that some subs had to keep up by [[FunWithSubtitles minimizing the text to fit everything he says during that scene]].
* MythologyGag: He is revealed to own an Aerodactyl and a Florges like in the games.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Florges
* OutOfFocus: More or less gets the short end of the stick out of the ThreeAmigos. Tierno is collecting gym badges while Shauna is competing with
Serena in Pokévision. He is collecting badges on could help snap him out of.
** They both lost to him
the side, but by the time Ash meets up second time, even with him, Trevor has just one while Ash has ''six''. While he does make it to the Kalos League, he has the unfortunate luck of facing Alain as his first opponent, [[spoiler:which ends in a very quick CurbStompBattle in which Alain didn't lose a single Pokémon]].
%%* PlayingWithFire: His starter is Charmander (which later evolved into Charmeleon [[spoiler:and eventually Charizard]]).
hidden reserved ace up their sleeves.
** They both had Ash getting assistance for battle or training for the rematch, from Pikachu, Talonflame and Greninja.
* BloodKnight: Downplayed, but he is ''very'' eager to face off against the mastered Ash-Greninja and only gets more excited as the battle continues, even if its his Abomasnow that's getting demolished.
* BrokenWinLossStreak: Ash's loss against him marks the first time since Kanto Ash has lost more than one Gym Battle in one region.
* CurbStompBattle:
** He won his first battle against Ash with two of his three Pokémon left intact.
** During their rematch, his Abomasnow gets ''absolutely destroyed'' by Ash-Greninja. Once it Mega Evolves, on the other hand...
* CoolOldGuy: Pun aside, he's a very good Pokémon battler and in spite of his confidence he's very sportsmanlike. He also explains the problem with Ash and Greninja, athough this breaks Ash's confidence ''big time''.
* DemotedToExtra: Avalugg is Wulfric's signature Pokémon in the games and easily defeated Ash's entire team in the first match. It loses its ace position to Mega Abomasnow in the rematch and later on at the climax of the Kalos Saga.
* ElementalArmor: Sharpen coats Bergmite into an icy diamond that boosts Bergmite's attack power.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Avalugg using Gyro Ball. Rather than rolling into a ball like how Valerie's Spritzee did when using this move, Avalugg spins around like a top. It even makes buzz saw sounds! His Bergmite also knows the more traditional Rapid Spin.
* FinalBoss: The final Gym Leader Ash faces, and quite possibly the strongest. During the rematch against Wulfric, Ash is forced to bring everything he has to the table and show how he has bonded with his Pokémon throughout the region. The Japanese episode summary even says Ash has to use all his experience gained thus far.
* GracefulLoser: Doesn't mind losing to Ash at all, and instead congratulates him on qualifying for the Lumiose Conference, while at the same time sternly reminding him that it is his Pokémon who brought him this far.
* GradualGrinder: His Abombasnow has the Snow Warning ability, allowing it to gradually deplete non-Ice Types' health with a hailstorm. However...
* HealingFactor: His Avalugg has the Ice Body ability, recovering health under the same circumstances instead. Coupled with its natural durability, it can endure a beatdown from even [[spoiler:Ash-Greninja]].
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the first match, Abomasnow's role is to setup the Hail to support Avalugg, and Abomasnow is easily defeated by Hawlucha (justified since Flying Press is a devasting attack against Ice/Grass-Types). However, Abomasnow is later revealed to be able to Mega Evolve, giving Ash another hard time in the rematch.
* AnIcePerson: Specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. And he meditates in his ''tanktop'' inside his cold gym while his Pokémon blow cold wind at him. He remains unfazed while frozen in ice!
* KneeCapping: Inflicts this on Ash's Hawlucha, with Avalugg's Gyro Ball grinding against Hawlucha's High Jump Kick.
* MightyGlacier: Pun aside, his Abombasnow and especially his Avalugg aren't very fast, but they can take hits and dish them out like there's no tomorrow.
** Avalugg in particular uses this in its advantage. All of the Pokémon Ash used are very fast compared to Avalugg. Yet one of the major moves Avalugg uses is Gyro Ball - a move that gets stronger if the user's speed is slower than the opponent's speed. It also uses Avalanche, which increases in power when Avalugg moves after its opponent.
* SignatureMove: Avalugg is a frequent user of both Gyro Ball and Avalanche to make up for being a MightyGlacier, while Abomasnow has Wood Hammer.
* StoutStrength: He looks rather chubby and in one scene he is shown being able to lift his Avalugg to its hind legs, with Avalugg weighing in around 1113lbs.
* WorthyOpponent: When Ash-Greninja starts kicking Abomasnow's ass left and right, Wulfric commends Ash and Greninja for their power and admits that he rarely gets to Mega Evolve his Abomasnow.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Charizard can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard Y.]]
* TheRival: Towards Ash's group at summer camp, but especially towards Clemont, as both are
Abomasnow, which can even give the [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] of their respective groups.
* ThreeAmigos: With Tierno and Shauna, being one of two guys.
* TransformationTrinket: [[spoiler:His Charizard owns
fully mastered Ash-Greninja a Charizardite Y that's kept in a tail bracelet while Trevor has a Key Stone held in his camera.]]

!!'''Sawyer (Shota)'''
challenge.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kalos League]]

!!'''Diantha (Carnet)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOhtani
Creator/FumikoOrikasa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Robby Duncan Sharpe
Vanessa Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Siller

A novice Pokémon trainer from Hoenn who writes down his battle experience in a note journal. Like Ash
Analiz Sánchez

The Kalos League Champion,
and Tierno, Sawyer is collecting badges to enter the Lumiose Conference.a famous movie star.



* TheApprentice: While a rival of Ash, since Sawyer is also a rookie, he looks to Ash as his unofficial mentor. The opening in which he debuted even had Sawyer [[RuleOfSymbolism literally following in Ash's footsteps]].
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, he's become Steven's assistant]].
* BadassCrew: His team consists of three powerful Hoenn Pokémon and three powerful Kalos Pokémon: his ace Mega Sceptile, his pseudo-Legendary Salamence, his StoneWall Slaking, his LightningBruiser Clawitzer, his GlassCannon[=/=]StoneWall Aegislash and his LongRangeFighter Slurpuff.
* BewareMyStingerTail: As Mega Sceptile, Leaf Storm has the added effect of firing its sharp, pointed tail at the foe.
* ChekhovsGunman: He first appeared in [=XY064=] losing to Clemont. His proper introduction is 9 episodes later.
* CryCute:
** [[spoiler:For a brief moment, he tears up when he sees Ash-Greninja launching a devastating, match-ending blow on Mega Sceptile, putting Sawyer out of the league. He is grateful for the match, though. Then he does it again during his video study session, feeling frustrated he couldn't make it to the end]].
** And again while he's reviewing the matches through videos, especially the one where [[spoiler:he lost to Ash]].
* CurbStompBattle: In his early appearances, he doesn't win a single battle, let alone actually knock out an opponent's Pokémon. He apparently has gotten a lot more competent thanks to Ash's advice, but still gets creamed when they face off during [=XY105=]. In said episode, his Sceptile actually manages to match Greninja and even gains the upper hand using Leaf Storm, but gets beaten in one hit once Greninja transforms. Now the problem is how his other Pokémon can't size up to Ash's.
* CurbStompCushion: [[spoiler:Mega Sceptile's battle against Ash-Greninja is this. Though it eventually loses, it manages to corner Ash-Greninja with Frenzy Plant and is capable of fighting it in close range with Leaf Blade, even landing a hit with Leaf Storm despite Ash-Greninja's speed. It gets hit with an Aerial Ace combo (super-effective) and remains standing. It takes a giant Water Shuriken from Ash-Greninja to finally bring Mega Sceptile down.]]
* DoubleKnockOut: [[spoiler:His Salamence and Slurpuff tie with Noivern and Goodra, respectively.]]
* {{Expy}}: He has some similarities with Wally from ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' as a green-haired beginner Trainer from Hoenn that looks up to the main character for inspiration, although Sawyer is not frail and sickly. They also eventually become strong enough to wield Mega Evolution near the end and become a WorthyOpponent to the main character.
* GlassCannon: His Aegislash is very strong, but also very vulnerable in its Blade Forme.
* GracefulLoser: Despite frequently losing, he treats every defeat as a learning experience. [[spoiler:He is right out proud when Ash defeats him in the semi-finals whom Sawyer admires so much.]]
* GreenThumb: His starter is Treecko, a Grass-Type Pokémon which he fully evolves into Sceptile and eventually into Mega Sceptile.
* InformedAttribute: ''Pokéfan'' calls him "the intelligent trainer", when in truth he has never shown any degree of high intelligence. He does, however, show great eagerness to learn and even keeps a notebook of his travels. He was also able to figure out Greninja's fighting style and the best way to combat it.
* JackOfAllTrades: His Sceptile has close-ranged and long-ranged moves, giving trouble to {{Close Range Combatant}}s with its long-ranged moves and it can defend itself with close-ranged moves from said combatants. Mega Sceptile's Lightning Rod ability makes him also great against Electric-Type moves.
* LargeHam: Mega Sceptile has a much more aggressive and an even more animal-like voice than its base form, making its battles even more intense. It also adds more to its new Dragon-Type.
* LightningBruiser:
** His Clawitzer can move very fast with Aqua Jet, it is very strong and it can take several Electric-Type attacks before it faints.
** His Aegislash combines both, GlassCannon and StoneWall, to be this trope and it is also very fast. However, it can be only one of them at one time.
* LongRangeFighter: His Slurpuff's offensive attacks are all long-ranged. His Clawitzer averts this trope, due to its powerful and fast Aqua Jet, giving it a close-range/mid-range option.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: He improves remarkably offscreen. Sawyer was introduced with just one badge and almost no skill in battles. Roughly 20 episodes later, he's caught stronger Pokémon and has collected ''six'' badges (the same amount Ash had when he met him, even) in that time. The universe just keeps giving him tools of destruction out of nowhere when he eventually manages to evolve his Sceptile and collect the items to make it Mega Evolve. He even gathers eight Gym Badges before Ash does.
* MeaningfulName: Scottie clearly references the European Scotland setting to allude the European-like setting Kalos. However, his name saw a revision as Sawyer surely because he moved from Hoenn, a not-European-like setting.
* MythologyGag: Never seen without a notebook where he keeps jotting down notes. Writing on notebooks is how saving game progress is depicted in ''[=OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire=]''.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Ash-Greninja's about to unleash his giant Water Shuriken, Sawyer realizes he is done for, and was panicking when he commands Sceptile to use Leaf Storm. His face tells everything.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Owns a Dragon-type, Bagon, which fully evolves into Salamence. Also, Sceptile gains the Dragon-Type after Mega Evolving.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Fairy-type, Slurpuff.
* PlayingWithFire: Two of his Pokémon know Fire-Type moves. Bagon had Fire Fang, then Incinerate once it evolved into Salamence. His Slurpuff knows Flamethrower.
* ProductPlacement: It becomes clear that Sawyer exists to promote ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', but at the same time, he's very late in promoting it. Half of Sawyer's team consists of Pokémon from the Hoenn generation having the Hoenn grass-starter which can Mega-evolve (a Mega-evolution that was added in the ''Ruby and Sapphire'' remakes), a Slaking, as well as said region's pseudo-legendary dragon, Salamence.
* TheRival:
** To Ash as another Pokémon trainer collecting badges for the Lumiose Conference. He initially looks up to Ash and Sawyer dedicated himself to become stronger to eventually surpass his idol. As a result, Sawyer has grown so much that he becomes one of Ash's two main rivals in the Kalos League.
** After evolving into Grovyle, it has become a rival to Ash's Frogadier, and they grinned at each other whenever they met. Their relationship has continued as this even after their final evolution, although with less grinning.
* SpoilerOpening: The Opening to XY&Z revealed that Sawyer's Sceptile would gain the ability to Mega Evolve.
* StoneWall: His Slaking is mostly focused on stalling. It takes hits like nothing and can heal itself. However, it barely moves or attacks, and it only counterattacks the opponent at the right moment.
* SuddenNameChange: Was previously called Scottie in his small debut episode, though the writers easily made the change due to never referring to Sawyer as his previous name in the episode.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Sceptile can Mega-evolve by the league.]]
* SweetTooth: Has said that he loves sweets when presented with Serena's desserts and Lumiose Galettes.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** [[spoiler:He finally manages to defeat Ash during their third battle. While his Doublade still lost to Ash's Noivern, his newly aqcuired Clawitzer took down ''both'' Noivern and Hawlucha before losing to Greninja, and Sceptile managed to defeat Greninja largely because Ash was forcing the transformation too much instead of letting it happen naturally.]]
** [[spoiler:Having made it all the way to the Kalos League semi-finals and giving Ash a very challenging full 6v6 battle that Sawyer narrowly lost, compared to how Ash did his first time around in the Indigo League, he sure has taken in several levels of it.]]
* TrainingFromHell: He mentioned that he worked ''very'' hard to catch up to Ash, and eventually the results show as [[spoiler:he collects eight badges before Ash does ''and'' defeats Ash in a 3-on-3 match]].
* TransformationTrinket: At the Lumiose Conference, his signature notebook's bookmark is equipped with a Key Stone while his Sceptile has a Sceptilite clipped onto a green scarf around its neck.
%%* UseYourHead: Bagon's Headbutt.
* WartsAndAll: Downplayed. After Ash loses to Wulfric, Sawyer leaves the team, silently concerned his idol has fallen behind him. However, he's confident that Ash will bounce back in time for the Kalos League.
* WhenTreesAttack: Sceptile knows the ultimate Grass-Type attack, Frenzy Plant, a mass of gigantic roots that swamp the opponent in all directions.
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:Despite Frenzy Plant being the most powerful Grass-Type attack and earlier having defeated Tierno's Blastoise and Ash's Pikachu, Sceptile's Frenzy Plant never hits Greninja.]]
* WorthyOpponent: What Sawyer and his Sceptile proves to be when facing Ash and his Greninja in the semi-finals. Even after losing, he was happy for Ash and vows to get stronger and one day surpass him.

!!'''Alain'''
--> See Mega Evolution Special section.

!'''Serena's Rivals:'''

!!'''Shauna (Sana)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yurie Kobori
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jo Armeniox
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Adriana Núñez

A young and outgoing Pokémon trainer who loves [=PokéVision=] videos. She becomes acquainted to Ash and co. at Sycamore's summer camp.

to:

* TheApprentice: While a rival of Ash, since Sawyer is also a rookie, he looks to Ash as his unofficial mentor. The opening in which he debuted even had Sawyer [[RuleOfSymbolism literally following in Ash's footsteps]].
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:By
TheAce: She's both the end of champion, and a famous actress.
* AscendedExtra: Diantha stands out as
the series, he's become Steven's assistant]].
* BadassCrew: His team consists of three powerful Hoenn Pokémon and three powerful Kalos Pokémon: his ace Mega Sceptile, his pseudo-Legendary Salamence, his StoneWall Slaking, his LightningBruiser Clawitzer, his GlassCannon[=/=]StoneWall Aegislash and his LongRangeFighter Slurpuff.
* BewareMyStingerTail: As Mega Sceptile, Leaf Storm has the added effect of firing its sharp, pointed tail at the foe.
* ChekhovsGunman: He
first appeared and only champion in [=XY064=] losing to Clemont. His proper introduction is 9 episodes later.
* CryCute:
** [[spoiler:For a brief moment, he tears up when he sees Ash-Greninja launching a devastating, match-ending blow on Mega Sceptile, putting Sawyer out of
the league. He is grateful for the match, though. Then he does it again during his video study session, feeling frustrated he couldn't make it to the end]].
** And again while he's reviewing the matches through videos, especially the one where [[spoiler:he lost to Ash]].
* CurbStompBattle: In his early appearances, he
game series that doesn't win a single battle, get too much involvement in the plot, let alone actually knock out an opponent's Pokémon. He apparently has gotten a lot more competent thanks the Team Flare story. In the anime, she openly investigates the upcoming crisis in Kalos (first by consulting with Olympia, then trying to Ash's advice, but still gets creamed find Ash and friends when she finds out they face off during [=XY105=]. In said episode, his Sceptile actually manages have a role to match Greninja play). During the crisis itself, she helps in evacuating citizens fleeing Lumiose City, protecting them from Z-2's rampage, and even gains in the upper hand using Leaf Storm, but gets beaten in one hit once Greninja transforms. Now finale of the problem is how his other Pokémon can't size up storyline, rallies the Gym Leaders in order to Ash's.
help stop Team Flare's Megalith.
* CurbStompCushion: [[spoiler:Mega Sceptile's battle against Ash-Greninja is this. Though it eventually loses, it manages to corner Ash-Greninja BackToBackBadasses: During the Team Flare Arc with Frenzy Plant and is capable of fighting it in close range with Leaf Blade, even landing a hit with Leaf Storm despite Ash-Greninja's speed. It gets hit with an Aerial Ace combo (super-effective) and remains standing. It takes a giant Water Shuriken Champion from Ash-Greninja the Hoenn Region Steven Stone when buying Ash and Alain time to finally bring Mega Sceptile down.[[spoiler:rescue Mairin's Chespin from the Megalith.]]
* DoubleKnockOut: [[spoiler:His Salamence TheCameo: She and Slurpuff tie (Mega) Gardevoir make a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'' where they curb-stomp Wikstrom and his Mega Scizor with Noivern a single Moon Blast.
* ClarkKenting: This is lampshaded in the second XY opening, which shows Serena fawning over a poster of the actress as an [[PaperThinDisguise incognito]] Diantha passes her.
* CurbStompBattle: As fitting for the Champion, Diantha hands them out like candy
and Goodra, respectively.doesn't need to use Mega Evolution most of the time. [[spoiler:The first time she actually has to put effort into fighting an opponent is against a ''completed'' Ash-Greninja Form, and even then Ash and Greninja pass out from the PowerStrainBlackout from fighting her.]]
* {{Expy}}: He FamedInStory: She's a famous actress as well as the most powerful trainer in Kalos. She actually has some similarities to resort to ClarkKenting in public situations.
* FinishingMove: Gardevoir tends to end battles
with Wally from ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' as a green-haired beginner Trainer from Hoenn that looks up to Moon Blast.
* FlashStep: How Gardevoir evades attacks. She flash-steps out of reach of
the main character for inspiration, although Sawyer opponent because she is not frail and sickly. They also eventually become strong enough to wield Mega Evolution near in sync with Diantha.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At
the end and become a WorthyOpponent to of the main character.
* GlassCannon: His Aegislash is very strong, but also very vulnerable in its Blade Forme.
* GracefulLoser: Despite frequently losing, he treats every defeat as a learning experience. [[spoiler:He is right out proud
Summer Camp sub-arc, when Ash defeats him the camera moves through the camp's Hall of Fame, you can see a photo of a young Diantha and her Ralts with two friends and their Pokémon.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Gardevoir's secondary type. Her Moon Blast might be her most powerful move.
* LadyOfWar: She and Gardevoir always battle with grace.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: While the games make a [[CaptainObviousReveal half-hearted attempt]] to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion, she's first introduced as such
in the semi-finals whom Sawyer admires so much.]]
anime.
* GreenThumb: His starter is Treecko, a Grass-Type NonchalantDodge: Given many experienced Pokémon which he fully evolves into Sceptile and eventually into Mega Sceptile.
* InformedAttribute: ''Pokéfan'' calls him "the intelligent trainer", when
can already handily dodge attacks in truth he has never shown any degree the anime, Gardevoir spams FlashStep versions of high intelligence. He does, however, show great eagerness to learn and even keeps a notebook of his travels. He these like crazy. It was also considered a feat that Greninja was able to figure out Greninja's fighting style and the best way to combat it.
* JackOfAllTrades: His Sceptile has close-ranged and long-ranged moves, giving trouble to {{Close Range Combatant}}s with its long-ranged moves and it can defend itself with close-ranged moves from said combatants. Mega Sceptile's Lightning Rod ability makes him also great against Electric-Type moves.
* LargeHam: Mega Sceptile has
land a much more aggressive and an even more animal-like voice than its base form, making its battles even more intense. It also adds more to its new Dragon-Type.
* LightningBruiser:
** His Clawitzer can move very fast with Aqua Jet, it is very strong and it can take several Electric-Type attacks before it faints.
** His Aegislash combines both, GlassCannon and StoneWall, to be this trope and it is also very fast. However, it can be only one of them
single attack on her at one time.
* LongRangeFighter: His Slurpuff's offensive attacks are all long-ranged. His Clawitzer averts this trope, due to its powerful and fast Aqua Jet, giving it a close-range/mid-range option.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: He improves remarkably offscreen. Sawyer was introduced with just one badge and almost no skill in battles. Roughly 20 episodes later, he's caught stronger Pokémon and has collected ''six'' badges (the same amount Ash had when he met him, even) in that time. The universe just keeps giving him tools of destruction out of nowhere when he eventually manages to evolve his Sceptile and collect the items to make it Mega Evolve. He even gathers eight Gym Badges before Ash does.
* MeaningfulName: Scottie clearly references the European Scotland setting to allude the European-like setting Kalos. However, his name saw a revision as Sawyer surely because he moved from Hoenn, a not-European-like setting.
* MythologyGag: Never seen without a notebook where he keeps jotting down notes. Writing on notebooks is how saving game progress is depicted in ''[=OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire=]''.
first.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Ash-Greninja's about to unleash his giant Water Shuriken, Sawyer Gives a few of these when she realizes he [[LetsGetDangerous that getting serious]] with Ash-Greninja is done for, and now ''too little too late''. The battle was panicking when he commands Sceptile not going well for her, until they had their PowerStrainBlackout. This leaves her to use Leaf Storm. His face tells everything.]]
ponder afterwards what this new evolution is.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Owns a Dragon-type, Bagon, PrimAndProperBun: Diantha's hairstyle, which fully evolves into Salamence. Also, Sceptile gains the Dragon-Type after Mega Evolving.alludes to her refined, mature personality.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns * PsychicPowers: Gardevoir's primary type, but she doesn't use Psychic-Type moves a Fairy-type, Slurpuff.
lot.
* PlayingWithFire: Two SignatureMove: Gardevoir uses Shadow Ball ''a lot''.
* SupportingLeader: Leads the charge
of his Pokémon know Fire-Type moves. Bagon had Fire Fang, then Incinerate once it evolved the Kalos Leaders against the Megalith, but ultimately places the duty of saving the whole world upon Ash and Alain.
* SuperMode: Diantha's Gardevoir can Mega Evolve
into Salamence. His Slurpuff knows Flamethrower.
Mega Gardevoir.
* ProductPlacement: It becomes clear that Sawyer exists to promote ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby WomanInWhite: Wears a long and Alpha Sapphire]]'', but at flowy white gown, like her Gardevoir.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As
the same time, he's very late in promoting it. Half of Sawyer's team consists of Pokémon from the Hoenn generation having the Hoenn grass-starter which can Mega-evolve (a Mega-evolution that was added in the ''Ruby and Sapphire'' remakes), a Slaking, as well as said region's pseudo-legendary dragon, Salamence.
* TheRival:
** To Ash as another Pokémon
Champion, she's ''the'' most skilled trainer collecting badges for the Lumiose Conference. He initially looks up to Ash and Sawyer dedicated himself to become stronger to eventually surpass his idol. As a result, Sawyer has grown so much that he becomes one of Ash's two main rivals in the Kalos League.
** After evolving into Grovyle, it has become a rival to Ash's Frogadier, and they grinned at each other whenever they met. Their relationship has continued
region. [[spoiler:And while she may be as this even after their final evolution, although with less grinning.
* SpoilerOpening: The Opening to XY&Z revealed
strong as that Sawyer's Sceptile would gain description entails, she is also the ability to Mega Evolve.
* StoneWall: His Slaking is mostly focused on stalling. It takes hits like nothing and can heal itself. However, it barely moves or attacks, and it only counterattacks the opponent at the right moment.
* SuddenNameChange: Was previously called Scottie in his small debut episode, though the writers easily made the change due to never referring to Sawyer as his previous name in the episode.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:His Sceptile can Mega-evolve by the league.]]
* SweetTooth: Has said that he loves sweets when presented with Serena's desserts and Lumiose Galettes.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** [[spoiler:He finally manages to defeat
first Champion whom Ash during their third battle. While his Doublade still lost to Ash's Noivern, his newly aqcuired Clawitzer took down ''both'' Noivern and Hawlucha before losing to Greninja, and Sceptile managed to defeat Greninja largely give a hard time , because Ash was forcing the transformation too much instead of letting it happen naturally.]]
** [[spoiler:Having made it all the way to the Kalos League semi-finals
his and giving Ash a very challenging full 6v6 battle that Sawyer narrowly lost, compared to how Ash did his first time around in the Indigo League, he sure has taken in several levels of it.]]
* TrainingFromHell: He mentioned that he worked ''very'' hard to catch up to Ash, and eventually the results show as [[spoiler:he collects eight badges before Ash does ''and'' defeats Ash in a 3-on-3 match]].
* TransformationTrinket: At the Lumiose Conference, his signature notebook's bookmark is equipped with a Key Stone while his Sceptile has a Sceptilite clipped onto a green scarf around its neck.
%%* UseYourHead: Bagon's Headbutt.
* WartsAndAll: Downplayed. After Ash loses to Wulfric, Sawyer leaves the team, silently concerned his idol has fallen behind him. However, he's confident that Ash will bounce back in time for the Kalos League.
* WhenTreesAttack: Sceptile knows the ultimate Grass-Type attack, Frenzy Plant, a mass of gigantic roots that swamp the opponent in all directions.
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:Despite Frenzy Plant being the most powerful Grass-Type attack and earlier having defeated Tierno's Blastoise and Ash's Pikachu, Sceptile's Frenzy Plant never hits Greninja.]]
* WorthyOpponent: What Sawyer and his Sceptile proves to be when facing Ash and his Greninja in the semi-finals. Even after losing, he was happy for Ash and vows to get stronger and one day surpass him.

!!'''Alain'''
--> See Mega Evolution Special section.

!'''Serena's Rivals:'''

!!'''Shauna (Sana)'''
Greninja's unique power.]]

!! '''Siebold (Zumi)'''
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-->'''Voiced ->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yurie Kobori
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jo Armeniox
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Adriana Núñez

A young and outgoing Pokémon trainer
Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos
who loves [=PokéVision=] videos. She becomes acquainted to Ash and co. at Sycamore's summer camp.specializes in Water-types. He is introduced in the first Mega Evolution special.



* BadassAdorable: Unlike her friends, who fully evolve their starters, her Bulbasaur stops evolving at Ivysaur, presumably because the massive Venusaur wouldn't be as useful in Showcases.
* GenkiGirl: Every bit as excitable as her game counterpart.
* GracefulLoser: She cries a little when she's unable to go to the final round of the final showcase, but she encourages Serena to go for the gold.
* GreenThumb: Her starter is Bulbasaur/Ivysaur, a Grass-Type.
* InstantExpert: Despite being a rookie performer, she catches on to it with relative ease, even winning her first showcase.
* TheRival: To Ash's group at summer camp, but especially to Serena, who also has an interest in [=PokéVision=].
* ShipperOnDeck: Like Miette, Shauna teases Serena about her crush on Ash.
* ThreeAmigos: With Trevor and Tierno, with her being the girl.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Serena's girly girl.

[[hardline]]

!!'''Aria (Elle)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lindsay Sheppard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Circe Luna (season 17), Nycolle González (season 18)

A famous Pokémon Performer. Aria is the current Kalos Queen.

to:

* BadassAdorable: Unlike her friends, who fully evolve their starters, her Bulbasaur stops evolving at Ivysaur, presumably because the massive Venusaur wouldn't be as useful ChefOfIron: He is a Top-class chef in Showcases.
* GenkiGirl: Every bit as excitable as her game counterpart.
* GracefulLoser: She cries a little when she's unable
addition to go to the final round of the final showcase, but she encourages Serena to go for the gold.
* GreenThumb: Her starter is Bulbasaur/Ivysaur, a Grass-Type.
* InstantExpert: Despite
being a rookie performer, she catches on member of the Elite Four.
* CurbStompCushion: Alain's Charizard manages
to it get a few good hits in and endure several as well, but in the end Siebold wins without too much trouble.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He defeats Alain and his Mega Charizard X
with relative ease, even winning her first showcase.
his powerful Mega Blastoise while using Water-Type and Dragon-Type attacks, establishing how powerful he is as an Elite Four member. And he doesn't look down on Alain, despite the type disadvantage.
* TheRival: To Ash's group at summer camp, but especially to Serena, who also HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has an interest in [=PokéVision=].
* ShipperOnDeck: Like Miette, Shauna teases Serena about her crush on Ash.
* ThreeAmigos: With Trevor
blonde hair and Tierno, is a very sportsman-like person; after defeating Alain, he congratulates him on putting up a good fight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't Mega Evolve his Blastoise from the start, holding his own against Mega Charizard X
with her being just his regular Blastoise. He then Mega Evolves it to show off how powerful it really is.
* KiAttacks: Mega Blastoise's Mega Launcher boosts Pulse attacks such as Dragon Pulse.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water-Types and is very proud of his Water-Type team.
* MoreDakka: His Blastoise develops a third cannon when it Mega Evolves.
* ManInWhite: Dresses in white clothes, it probably relates to his profession as a chef.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key Stone and Blastoisinite.
* UseYourHead: His Blastoise knows Skull Bash and hits Mega Charizard X on
the girl.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Serena's girly girl.

[[hardline]]

!!'''Aria (Elle)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aria.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lindsay Sheppard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Circe Luna (season 17), Nycolle González (season 18)

A famous Pokémon Performer. Aria is
stomach.

!!'''Wikstrom (Gampi)'''

One of
the current Elite Four members of Kalos Queen.who specializes in Steel-types. He only makes a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', the 17th movie.



* TheAce: She is the undisputed best Pokémon Performer in all of Kalos.
* ClarkKenting: Add glasses, put on a hat, and you got Ariana (Elena).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair with red eyes.
* FamedInStory: She is the crowned Kalos Queen that every other Pokémon Performer strives to achieve. [[spoiler:She still gets to keep it for much longer after the Master Class Showcase is over]].
* HairDecorations: Her performance dress comes with a blue hair bow.
* OperaGloves: Her performance dress comes with long white gloves.
* PimpedOutDress: Her primary dress when seen as the Kalos Queen is odd to say the very least. Somehow combining a neck-tie with a matching thigh-high ZettaiRyouiki, white OperaGloves, and FrillsOfJustice.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she easily gets to keep her Kalos Queen title for even longer after getting almost ''double'' the amount of votes Serena had at the Master Class Showcase]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her performance dress includes long blue socks that go up to her thighs.

!!'''Miette (Millefeui)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Saori Hayashi [=(XY026)=], Creator/KeiShindou [=(XY080 and beyond)=]
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Maggie [=McDowell=]
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betsabé Jara

A Pokémon Performer knowledgeable in cooking Poké Puffs. She develops a crush on Ash, becoming a rival to Serena.

to:

* TheAce: She is TheCameo: In ''Diancie and the undisputed best Cocoon of Destruction'', he appears in the final section of the prologue along with Diantha. He doesn't get a close-up, though.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His only shown
Pokémon Performer in all of Kalos.
* ClarkKenting: Add glasses, put on a hat, and you got Ariana (Elena).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Red hair with red eyes.
* FamedInStory: She
is the crowned Kalos Queen that every other (Mega) Scizor, a Bug-Type Pokémon Performer strives to achieve. [[spoiler:She still gets to keep it around the size of a human that has pincers for much longer after the Master Class Showcase is over]].
hands.
* HairDecorations: Her performance dress comes CurbStompBattle: His entire battle with a blue hair bow.
* OperaGloves: Her performance dress comes with long white gloves.
* PimpedOutDress: Her primary dress when seen as the Kalos Queen is odd to say the very least. Somehow combining a neck-tie with a matching thigh-high ZettaiRyouiki, white OperaGloves,
Diantha during their cameo consists of her Mega Gardevoir dodging his Mega Scizor's Shadow Claw and FrillsOfJustice.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she easily gets to keep her Kalos Queen title for even longer after
then getting almost ''double'' the amount of votes Serena had at the Master Class Showcase]].
one-shotted by a Moon Blast.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her performance dress includes long blue socks ExtraOreDinary: Wikstrom is a Steel-Type specialist.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Wikstrom wears an armor because he is a knight.
* PowerPincers: His Mega Scizor has large pincers
that go up to her thighs.

!!'''Miette (Millefeui)'''
can also be described as brutal-looking [[ShearMenace scissors]].
* SoulPower: His Mega Scizor's only shown move is the Ghost-Type move called Shadow Claw, which normally is super effective against Psychic-Types like Mega Gardevoir, but it doesn't hit at all.
* SuperMode: His Scizor can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor and is only shown in that form.
* TheWorfEffect: Being a Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon, Mega Scizor should have the advantage over Mega Gardevoir with its Steel-typing and its Steel- and Ghost-Type moves, but Mega Gardevoir isn't the Champion's ace for show, as it easily defeats Mega Scizor with [[ScissorsCutsRock Moon Blast]].

!!'''Malva (Pachira)'''
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-->'''Voiced ->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Saori Hayashi [=(XY026)=], Creator/KeiShindou [=(XY080 and beyond)=]
-->'''Voiced
Creator/AkenoWatanabe

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes
in English by:''' Maggie [=McDowell=]
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Betsabé Jara

A
Fire-types. [[TokenEvilTeammate There's more to her]] than being just one of the Kalos League's top Pokémon Performer knowledgeable in cooking Poké Puffs. She develops a crush on Ash, becoming a rival to Serena.trainers.



* ArcWelding: Introduced as a rival to Serena for a couple of things (baking, Ash). Later, Showcases are introduced and Serena focuses her attention on the competition, so when Miette returns, she has conveniently the same goal in mind, keeping their rivalry fresh.
* AscendedExtra: Was a OneShotCharacter in an early ''XY'' episode, but makes a return about 50 episodes later.
* ChekhovsGun: When Serena runs afoul of some wild Swirlix, it was Miette who realized that they were disturbed by something. She immediately points out that the reason she knows their behavior is because her signature Pokémon, Slurpuff, is Swirlix's evolved form.
* CookingDuel: Serena and her enter a Poké Puff Contest in order to find out who makes better Poké Puffs.
* TheGadfly: Plays this role to Serena with glee. She's fond of popping up behind her out of nowhere to startle her, and using her crush on Ash against her by implying that she'll steal him away from her. It's pretty clear that her actual interest in Ash (if any) is nowhere near as genuine as Serena's, she just likes seeing her flustered.
* GracefulLoser: She nearly breaks in tears for not making it to the semifinals, but she's able to compose herself and cheer on Serena's progress.
* ItAmusedMe: Possibly one of the reasons why she teases Serena on her feelings on Ash, just to see her get comically flustered over them.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She seems to enjoy sneaking up behind Serena and getting startling close to her when making sly remarks about Ash, particularly at the end of the Dendemille Showcase. She also clings onto Ash's arm during the dance episode after he accepts to be her partner, much to Serena's annoyance. Ash is uncomfortable a bit with the closeness, but is too kind to not tell her to get off.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Slurpuff.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. Miette did well enough to score third place in the Dendemille Showcase she competed in against Serena. She pretends to be a ''romantic'' rival as well, to Serena's chagrin.
* RunningGag: Practically every time she makes an appearance in an episode, her first order of business is to tease Serena on her feelings while putting the moves on Ash right in front of her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Immediately catches on to Serena's crush on Ash, and teases her about it just to get on her nerves. It's implied (and ultimately confirmed when the group splits up after the Master Class Showcase) that she's doing it at least partially to push Serena to act on her feelings.
* SupremeChef: A Poké Puff cook.
* TheTease: Miette whispers to Serena that she might take Ash for herself if Serena doesn't make her move; causing Serena to blush.
* TryingNotToCry: Before congratulating Serena on her win of the first round of the Master Class Showcase, she cries due to having lost to her at that round. Even after wiping her tears, the poor girl still breaks down a bit in front of Serena.

!!'''Nini (Nene)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motoko Kumai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jenny Emm
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Georgina "Gina" Sánchez

A rookie Pokémon Performer who trains her Pokémon to follow a dance routine she calls "Heartbreak."

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* ArcWelding: Introduced AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the games, she despises the Player Character for defeating Team Flare and seems to have been aware of [[FantasticNuke what]] they were planning. In the anime, she ends up siding with Ash and Alain against Lysandre because she is disgusted by his true plans.]]
* TheAce: She is the final trainer Alain faces in his challenge, and she is easily stronger than the 9 trainers preceding her. Her Houndoom holds the upper hand for most of the battle against Alain's Charizard. As a member of the Elite Four, she may very well be the strongest trainer in Team Flare.
* TheAtoner: Even after helping defeat Lysandre and stopping the Megalith, Malva nonchalantly tells Steven that she'll be taking care of the rest of the Team Flare dissidents, after that of which she'll turn herself over to the authorities.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is close acquaintance of Lysandre, which puts her pretty high in Team Flare Rankings, and she is an Elite Four member to boot. Aside from Lysandre, she is also the only member capable of Mega Evolving her Pokémon.
* BadBoss: PlayedForLaughs. She is very demanding of her Camera crew, who happen to be [[ButtMonkey Team Rocket]] in disguise.
* CoolShades: She wears a pair of transparent violet shades.
* CastingAShadow: Her Houndoom's secondary type, hinting her affiliation with Team Flare who have a preference over Dark-types.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up in the penultimate episode of XY,
as a rival to Serena for a couple of things (baking, Ash). Later, Showcases are introduced and Serena focuses her attention news reporter.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed, but she half-jokingly calls out Lysandre
on the competition, so being a bad influence towards Alain.
** She was completely shocked
when Miette returns, Team Flare showed up after the Kalos League and have Z-2 rampage across Lumiose City. [[spoiler:And she has conveniently ultimately sides with the same goal heroes, even [[BigDamnHeroes saving]] Pikachu, Greninja and Charizard when she and Mega Houndoom show up to aid Ash and Alain against Lysandre.]]
* FinalBoss: Is Alain's final opponent
in mind, keeping the 10-man gauntlet during the fourth Mega Evolution special.
* GraceFulLoser: After losing, she teasingly claims that she despises Alain for defeating her before saying that he really is remarkable.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She turns against Lysandre and joins Ash and Alain in
their rivalry fresh.battle against him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Defied. Although Malva was not fully aware of Lysandre's true plan, performed a HeelFaceTurn and ultimately helped save the world from destruction, she does not use any of them to escape punishment for being part of Team Flare. In fact, she states she'll turn herself to the authorities after disbanding Team Flare for good. Given all the above, however, it's unlikely she'll suffer any serious consequences.]]
* NoSell: Base Houndoom has Flash Fire as its ability, allowing it to absorb Fire-Type attacks. Key word being BASE Houndoom, as it loses this ability upon Mega Evolving, which ironically allows Charizard to knock it out with Blast Burn.

* AscendedExtra: Was a OneShotCharacter ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite her allegiance to Team Flare, Malva really didn't do anything in an early ''XY'' episode, but makes a return about 50 episodes later.
* ChekhovsGun: When Serena runs afoul of some wild Swirlix, it was Miette who realized that they were disturbed by something. She immediately points out that
the reason she knows their behavior is because her signature Pokémon, Slurpuff, is Swirlix's evolved form.
* CookingDuel: Serena and her enter a Poké Puff Contest in order to find out who makes better Poké Puffs.
* TheGadfly: Plays this role to Serena with glee. She's fond of popping up behind her out of nowhere to startle her, and using her crush on Ash against her by implying that she'll steal him away from her. It's pretty clear that her actual interest in Ash (if any) is nowhere near as genuine as Serena's, she just likes seeing her flustered.
* GracefulLoser: She nearly breaks in tears for not making it to
organization's name; the semifinals, but she's able to compose herself and cheer on Serena's progress.
* ItAmusedMe: Possibly one of the reasons why she teases Serena on her feelings on Ash, just to
only time we see her get comically flustered over them.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace:
do anything on Lysandre's behalf was as a volunteer in the ten-man gauntlet Lysandre puts Alain through. She seems to enjoy sneaking up behind Serena would probably fit for OrcusOnHisThrone, but she spends half her time onscreen as a reporter, and getting startling close the other half going up ''against'' Team Flare.
* PlayingWithFire: She specializes in Fire-types.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In true Team Flare fashion.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key stone and Houndoominite.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being an Elite Four member, she is allied with Team Flare. [[spoiler: Eventually [[TokenGoodTeammate inverted]], as she is the only member of Team Flare ''not''
to her when making sly remarks about Ash, particularly be evil...or at the end of very least, [[EvenEvilHasStandards less evil than the Dendemille Showcase. She also clings onto Ash's arm during the dance episode after he accepts to be her partner, much to Serena's annoyance. Ash is uncomfortable a bit with the closeness, but is too kind to not tell her to get off.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Owns a Slurpuff.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. Miette did well enough to score third place in the Dendemille Showcase she competed in against Serena. She pretends to be a ''romantic'' rival as well, to Serena's chagrin.
* RunningGag: Practically every time she makes an appearance in an episode, her first order
rest.]]]]

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[[folder:Team Flare]]
!!'''All
of business is to tease Serena on her feelings while putting the moves on Ash right in front of her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Immediately catches on to Serena's crush on Ash, and teases her about it just to get on her nerves. It's implied (and ultimately confirmed when the group splits up after the Master Class Showcase) that she's doing it at least partially to push Serena to act on her feelings.
* SupremeChef: A Poké Puff cook.
* TheTease: Miette whispers to Serena that she might take Ash for herself if Serena doesn't make her move; causing Serena to blush.
* TryingNotToCry: Before congratulating Serena on her win of the first round of the Master Class Showcase, she cries due to having lost to her at that round. Even after wiping her tears, the poor girl still breaks down a bit in front of Serena.

!!'''Nini (Nene)'''
Them'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motoko Kumai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jenny Emm
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Georgina "Gina" Sánchez

A rookie Pokémon Performer
org/pmwiki/pub/images/teamflare.jpg]]

The regional evil organization of Kalos
who trains her Pokémon to follow a dance routine she calls "Heartbreak."are the ArcVillain of the XY&Z saga. Unlike the games where their plan revolves around Xerneas or Yveltal, the anime variation has their plan centered on Zygarde.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Her Smoochum is attracted to Serena's Pancham, who wants nothing to do with her.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle, which comes with [[HairDecorations two tiny red hair-ties]].
* GracefulLoser: She takes her early loss in the Anistar Showcase well, and wishes Serena luck for the performance portion.
* NiceHat: Wears a tiny red hat with a pink ribbon band.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as a fellow Pokémon Performer. The two meet each other in [=XY050=], and decide to show off their performances to one another for critique. In episode [=XY091=], they compete against one another in the Anistar Showcase.
* ShipperOnDeck: She (like the rest of Serena's rivals) is very much aware of Serena's feelings for Ash and joins in teasing her about it when she meets her in the Master Class.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In the dub, once she appears in Serena's second performance, she ''nearly'' borders on being the {{Jerkass}} rival to Serena if it hadn't been for her being a GracefulLoser and Serena (and Shauna) being too nice to her egotistical boasts.
* TryingNotToCry: While still out on stage for the results, she holds her head down, though unable to hold back tears, after losing to Jessie at first round of the Master Class Showcase.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Characters]]

!!'''Alexa (Pansy)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyaEndo
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Paquet
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Nallely Solís

A journalist from the Kalos region and older sister to one of its Gym Leaders, she makes her debut during the Decolore Archipelago story arc, joining Ash as a temporary travelling companion, later telling him about the Kalos region and inspiring him to travel there.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Her Smoochum is attracted to Serena's Pancham, who wants nothing to do with her.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle, which comes with [[HairDecorations two tiny red hair-ties]].
* GracefulLoser: She takes her early loss in
CoolShades: All of the Anistar Showcase well, grunts and wishes Serena luck scientists wear a pair of shades. The female scientists' ones in particular can more accurately be described as an advanced visor. Lysandre usually goes without them, but he dons one for the performance portion.
final battle.
* NiceHat: Wears CrazyPrepared: They actually bother to send a tiny red hat with pursuit squad after Ash and Co. when they notice their connection to the Zygarde Core, and when it seems the Core has left them they recall the unit in order to look for it in the zone where it was last traced. This ends up being a pink ribbon band.
mistake, but it's an efficient train of thought.
* TheRival: Towards Serena as DarkIsEvil: They seem to have a fellow preference for Dark-Types.
* EliteMooks: The Team Flare scientists use powerful, evolved
Pokémon Performer. like Manectric and Liepard and are more likely to engage the protagonists on-on-one.
* EvilerThanThou: Downplayed. While Team Rocket are slowly proving worthier competition than they had assumed, Team Flare are still the more serious, powerful and cold blooded group.
* KnightOfCerebus: Their introduction marks a whole new level of [[DarkerAndEdgier darkness]] that the anime rarely sees. They also go further than any villains before them, wanting the destruction of the world itself.
* MindControlDevice: They use Mega Evolution energy to corrupt and control Pokémon. This works on Zygarde, but Ash and Greninja's bond is too strong to overcome.
* {{Mooks}}:
The two meet each other in [=XY050=], standard Team Flare Grunts only use unevolved Pokémon like Skorupi and decide to show off Houndour.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: They are led by a manipulative mastermind and and
their performances to one another for critique. In episode [=XY091=], long-term intentions are kept secret. They also have a Legal front in the form of Lysandre Labs.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Their superweapon harnesses the power of Zygarde. The effects of the weapon on the island Team Flare is performing experiments from is staggering, in spite of using only ''10'' Zygarde cells. When
they compete unleash the complete version, it can destroy a city as a warmup.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Their red wardrobe and dark-coloured Pokémon are a good indicator of their alignment.
* SmugSnake: With the exception of their Leader and Malva, all of its members are in way over their head when facing the likes of Zygarde or, later on, Ash-Greninja. Even
against one another Team Rocket, they totally underestimate their VillainousValor.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: When they take notice of the groups' connection with the Zygarde core, and their desire to protect it, they start actively monitoring them.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: All of them, Lysandre in particular, are a darker and more formidable threat than anything else
in the Anistar Showcase.
''XY'' series.
* ShipperOnDeck: She (like the rest of Serena's rivals) is very much aware of Serena's feelings for Ash and joins in teasing her about it when she meets her in the Master Class.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In the dub, once she appears in Serena's second performance, she ''nearly'' borders on being the {{Jerkass}} rival to Serena if it hadn't been for her being a GracefulLoser and Serena (and Shauna) being too nice to her egotistical boasts.
* TryingNotToCry: While still out on stage for the results, she holds her head down, though unable to hold back tears, after losing to Jessie at first round of the Master Class Showcase.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Characters]]

!!'''Alexa (Pansy)'''
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ZettaiRyouiki: The female scientists have all Type A.

!!'''Lysandre (Fleur-de-lis)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyaEndo
Hideaki Tezuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Paquet
H.D. Quinn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Nallely Solís

A journalist from the Kalos region and older sister to one
Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis

The leader
of its Gym Leaders, she makes her debut during the Decolore Archipelago story arc, joining Ash as a temporary travelling companion, later telling him about the Kalos region and inspiring him to travel there.Team Flare.



* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, she has no Pokémon. Here, including her shoulder pet Helioptile, she has a ''Noivern'', which is considered to be one of the strongest Pokémon of Gen VI.
* ArtEvolution: While all the human characters ended up gaining visible fingernails in the transition from the Black and White series to the XY one, it's most notable with her because she ends up gaining painted nails between each series.
* AscendedExtra: In the games, she's simply Viola's older sister who simply helps the player find their way around Lumiose City. In the anime, she is promoted to one of Ash's companions that sticks around for quite a while and even gets some characterization too.
* BlowYouAway: Noivern knows Gust, which is used to help Ash's training for his rematch against Viola and her Vivillon.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:She and Viola are seen watching the Master Class Showcase]].
* CameraFiend: Uses a video camera very, very often.
* CoolBigSis: Acts as one to Ash, and she's also one to her ''actual'' sibling, Santalune Gym Leader Viola, whom she gives counsel and advice to while still supporting her.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Everything about her in BW, given she and the Pokémon she use are part of Gen VI and the Kalos region. Somewhat averted for the US though where her debut episode premieres on the same day Gen VI kicks off and the games start getting sold.
* FailedASpotCheck: Got hit with this trope hard in [=BW141=]. She was so hard at work, Alexa was downright ''oblivious'' to the panic and commotion caused by Team Rocket hoisting ''an entire cruise ship in the air'' and didn't even notice its descent.
* ForgetfulJones: Not too much, but she is prone to it at times, such as locating the contents of her bag. Thankfully, Gogoat is there to help her.
%%* GreenThumb: Gogoat.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Joins Ash's group for the last leg of ''Best Wishes'' and up to the XY saga's first episode. She also occasionally rejoins the group during the XY series.
%%* HealingFactor: Gogoat knows Synthesis.
* MrExposition: She is the one who introduces Ash to the Kalos region. During the ''Decolora Adventure'' arc, she basically tells him about every island and myth she and the kids are going to land on.
* MundaneUtility: Uses Helioptile's Parabolic Charge to recharge her equipment, and Gogoat as a mount to carry it.
%%* NonElemental: Helioptile's secondary type.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Noivern's secondary type.
* OrificeInvasion: Poor Helioptile, when Professor Oak decided to [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace get up close and personal]], ''literally'', with its ears. Professor Oak would immediately try the same thing to ''Noivern''; needless to say, the dragon didn't take it well.
* ParrotPetPosition: Helioptile is usually clinging to her back with its head over her shoulder.
* ThePollyanna: Always so bright and happy - not in [[GenkiGirl the over-energised way]], she's just got a positive outlook on things.
* PowerUpMount: Gogoat - Alexa's ''introduction'' is to appear riding on his back.
* RunningGag: She has a habit of forgetting where she puts her things in the saddle pouches around Gogoat.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Helioptile's primary type.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the earlier episodes of XY she seemed to enjoy seeing Ash and Serena together, even gives a happy smile to the two of them when they reunite. She gives Serena a knowing look when she tells her that she was some "inspiration" Ash needed to be more motivated to train harder so he could defeat Viola. The next time she meets the group, she's not at all surprised to see Serena telling her she expected her and Ash to travel together.
* ShrinkingViolet: Helioptile tends to hide behind her back whenever it encounters something unknown. It eventually grows out of it.
* SixthRanger: For the Decolore Arc. Points for traveling with Ash for a longer time straight than ''anyone'' outside his main supporting cast (10 episodes), and for sticking with him even after Iris and Cilan leave (in the penultimate BW episode) and right into the ''XY'' Series.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Noivern's primary type.

!!'''Professor Augustine Sycamore (Dr. Platane)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HiroshiTsuchida
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jake Paque
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Manuel Campuzano

The Pokémon professor of the Kalos region. Sycamore's main field of research is on the newly discovered theory that certain Pokémon have an evolution beyond their final stage -- Mega-Evolution as it is called. He gets to see firsthand that such evolutions exist when a Mega Blaziken assists Ash in recovering an out of control Garchomp from the Professor's lab. He is also in charge of running the Summer Camp that many young trainers attend.

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* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, she has no he is a powerful trainer but still falls behind Malva and the rest of the Elite Four, level-wise. Here? He faces down Malva, Ash and Alain ''at the same time''.
* AdaptationDyeJob: His Gyarados is Shiny in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: He genuinely likes his own Pokémon and is capable of Mega Evolution, which only trainers with a close bond to their Pokémon can achieve. He is also a close acquantaince of Malva, doesn't seem to be a bad boss, and appears to legitimately appreciate Alain.
* ArcVillain: Of the XY&Z saga, as the leader of Team Flare.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from Malva, he is the only one in the organisation capable of Mega Evolving his
Pokémon. Here, including her shoulder pet Helioptile, she has a ''Noivern'', which His Pyroar is considered strong enough to be one of the strongest force Alain's Charizard and Steven's Metagross to dodge its attacks, and Mega Gyarados takes on seven Pokémon and faints four before Pikachu finally knocks it down.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Has shades
of Gen VI.
this, as he himself believes he hasn't lied to Alain at all. Turns out he doesn't believe he is lying.
* ArtEvolution: While BigBad: Of the ''XY'' series as a whole, showing up as early as the end of the first Mega Evolution special, then appearing in all the human characters ended up gaining visible fingernails in rest of them before moving on to be the transition from ArcVillain of ''XY&Z''.
* BrutalHonesty: In spite of presenting himself as a warm, fatherly figure he does make it perfectly clear to Alain that he has no time for weaklings.
* TheChessmaster: He successfully manipulates
the Black Hoenn Champion Steven and White series Alain into delivering him a Megalith, leaving them to battle the XY one, it's Legendary Pokémon. When Chespie frees a Zygarde Core, he does suffer a major unforeseen setback, but turns it to his advantage by using Chespie's resulting illness to motivate Alain even further.
* TheCorrupter: Malva teasingly accuses him of being a bad influence on Alain, but he denies this.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: The clash with his Megalith Zygarde is the
most notable with her because she ends up gaining painted nails between each series.
climactic, most high-stakes battle of the ''XY'' series.]]
* AscendedExtra: {{Determinator}}: To his credit, Lysandre will stop at nothing to realize his vision for a better world. In the games, she's simply Viola's older sister who simply helps end, it takes the player find their way around two Lumiose City. In Cup Finalists, eight Gym Leaders, two Champions, an Elite Four Member, and a regional professor to momentarily stop his plans, about half of them using Mega Evolutions. [[spoiler: And this only slows him down, with Zygarde Complete itself having to step up the anime, she is promoted plate to one of Ash's companions that sticks around stop him once and for quite a while all. Even then, Ash and Alain ''have'' to directly attack him and destroy his control device to secure victory. [[DefiantToTheEnd And even gets some characterization too.
as he is seemingly killed, Lysandre still refuses to acknowledge defeat.]]]]
* BlowYouAway: Noivern DefiantToTheEnd: His final scene has him [[spoiler: being engulfed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer, desperately screaming at his now non-funtional Megalith Zygarde to keep moving.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:After all the research Lysandre and his scientists have made, when Zygarde Complete Forme finally stands before him Lysandre calls it out on hiding such a powerful Forme from him.]]
* DishingOutDirt: His Gyarados
knows Gust, which is used to help Ash's training for Stone Edge.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After having Z-2 go on a rampage in Lumiose City, Lysandre announces
his rematch against Viola and her Vivillon.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:She and Viola are seen watching
plans through television to the Master Class Showcase]].
* CameraFiend: Uses a video camera very, very often.
* CoolBigSis: Acts as one to Ash, and she's also one to her ''actual'' sibling, Santalune Gym Leader Viola, whom she gives counsel and advice to while still supporting her.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Everything about her in BW, given she and the Pokémon she use are part of Gen VI and the
whole Kalos region. Somewhat averted for The Kalos gym leaders are among those who saw the US though where her debut episode premieres broadcast.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:After Team Flare is defeated and Lysandre seemingly kills himself
on Prism Tower, the same day Gen VI kicks Megalith (which takes the form of a Golem-like 50% Zygarde powered by Mega Evolution energy) awakens and sets off to finish what they started. [[SubvertedTrope However]], it's revealed that Lysandre is still alive, and takes command of the games start getting sold.
* FailedASpotCheck: Got hit with this trope hard in [=BW141=]. She was so hard at work, Alexa was downright ''oblivious'' to
Megalith when the panic heroes [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle thought they finally took it down]].]]
* FaceHeelTurn: According to Lysandre himself, he
and commotion his scientists were genuine philanthropists in the past (giving ground to him as a VillainWithGoodPublicity presently), but the over-reliance of people to Lysandre's charity efforts is what caused by Team Rocket hoisting ''an entire cruise ship in Lysandre to go off the air'' and didn't even notice its descent.
* ForgetfulJones: Not too much, but she is prone to it at times, such as locating the contents of her bag. Thankfully, Gogoat is there to help her.
%%* GreenThumb: Gogoat.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Joins Ash's group for the last leg of ''Best Wishes'' and up to the XY saga's first episode. She also occasionally rejoins the group during the XY series.
deep end.
%%* HealingFactor: Gogoat knows Synthesis.
* MrExposition: She is FakeArmDisarm: [[spoiler:He takes direct control of the Megalith using a large device attached to his wrist. After Zygarde steps in to fight the Megalith, Ash, Clemont and Alain use their Pokémon to blast the device with a combined attack, knocking it off his arm. It might have hurt his arm, too, given how it's limp after the attack, but for obvious tone reasons there's no other evidence that he was actually injured.]]
* FakingTheDead: When his Gyarados is beaten, he leaps off Prism Tower to his apparent death. Though the characters are convinced, the viewer might recall that his backpack grants flight.
* FantasticNuke: [[spoiler: His back-up scheme is to have the Megalith collide with the Anistar Sundial to release an explosion that will envelop the entire world.]]
* GodzillaThreshold: Unleashing the Rock Zygarde to collide with Sun Dial, only done so because the original plan of using Zygarde to the destroy the world was foiled.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Lysandre is seemingly killed off on-screen when Complete Forme Zygarde uses Core Enforcer upon the Rock Zygarde he's standing on. The Rock Zygarde is completely obliterated and Lysandre is last seen engulfed by the blast. Steven seems to believe that he's still alive, but Malva admits that she has no idea what became of him.]]
* LastVillainStand: By the time he has to personally ensure [[spoiler: that the Megalith Zygarde collides with the Sundial]], he explicitly acknowledges that there is no way he would survive even if he did succeed, but he claims to be more than willing to die for his vision of a better world.
* LightningBruiser: Mega Gyarados is pretty fast despite its size, as shown by its use of Dragon Tail, and is powerful enough to faint [[MightyGlacier Goodra]] in
one who introduces Ash shot.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has Alain wrapped around his finger and running errands for him under the pretense that he is conducting research for peaceful purposes. Malva actually calls him out on it, but he claims he hasn't lied
to Alain at all.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: He tells Alain to keep quiet about Lysandre Lab's research to Professor Sycamore, as evil people would probably cross Sycamore. He also claims he will harness Mega Evolution energy for peaceful purposes. Both are ''technically'' true from his perspective.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Lysandre's broadcast alerted
the Kalos region. During Leaders to his plans, and they head to the ''Decolora Adventure'' arc, she basically tells him about every island badlands to help stop the Megalith before it could reach Anistar City's sundial.]]
* OneManArmy: Being outnumbered 1-to-7 is but a minor inconvenience for his Mega Gyarados. [[spoiler: And then there is his [[EldritchAbomination Megalith Zygarde]], which requires what amounts to an Elite Pokémon army ''and'' Perfect Zygarde to stop.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of XY he never took an active role in Team Flare's activities, letting his grunts, Scientists, Admins
and myth she [[UnwittingPawn Alain]] do his dirty work. Even during the invasion of Lumiose City, it was the scientists and Z-2 (in 50% Forme) who are wreaking havoc, and Lysandre only stepped up to the kids are going to land on.
* MundaneUtility: Uses Helioptile's Parabolic Charge to recharge her equipment, and Gogoat as a mount to carry it.
%%* NonElemental: Helioptile's secondary type.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Noivern's secondary type.
* OrificeInvasion: Poor Helioptile,
plate when Professor Oak [[spoiler:Ash and Alain and their Pokémon decided to [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace get team up close and personal]], ''literally'', with its ears. Professor Oak would immediately try face him.]]
* PlayingWithFire: His Pyroar's primary type. His Gyarados also knows Incinerate.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Takes it even further than the rest of his organisation. It's probably the reason for his Mega Gyarados being Shiny as well.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, and a Non-Family example. In the games he is professor Sycamore's former Pupil, but in the anime their meeting in the fourth Mega Evolution special is explicitly the first time they meet.
* RightHandCat: His Pyroar serves as this when it isn't battling.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes struggle breeds strength, as sees Mega Evolution as Pokémon regaining the strength they lost after being domesticated by humans.
* StartOfDarkness: As he explains to Ash and Alain, he used to be a genuinely benevolent businessman who brought aid to those who needed it. He created Team Flare after those he gave aid to were ungrateful and kept demanding more.
* SuperMode: His Shiny Gyarados can Mega Evolve.
* TraitorShot: There's a stark difference on how he is drawn when he is in front of characters like Alain or Ash and when he is shown to be doing his own goals. Compare these two shots in
the same thing to ''Noivern''; needless to say, the dragon didn't take it well.
* ParrotPetPosition: Helioptile is usually clinging to her back with its head over her shoulder.
* ThePollyanna: Always so bright and happy - not in [[GenkiGirl the over-energised way]], she's just got a positive outlook on things.
* PowerUpMount: Gogoat - Alexa's ''introduction'' is to appear riding on his back.
* RunningGag: She has a habit of forgetting
episode where she puts her things in [[http://i.imgur.com/2Kxibsl.jpg he is talking to Ash]] and [[http://i.imgur.com/mS3Jy3s.jpg when he is looking at the saddle pouches around Gogoat.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Helioptile's primary type.
Tower]] just right after meeting with Ash.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the earlier episodes of XY she seemed TransformationTrinket: His ring contains a Key Stone.
* TransformationSequence: Gets a mundane one when getting ready
to enjoy seeing face Ash and Serena together, even gives a happy smile Alain, by merely having his drones and backpack attach to him.
* UncattyResemblance: His hairstyle seems to be modeled after his Pyroar.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He wants to create a utopia, and to that end he plans to use Zygarde to destroy
the two old world so he'll have room to do it.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: He is intrigued by the power Ash and Greninja share, asking Ash to explain it to him after the tournament.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Pretty much everyone thinks
of them when they reunite. She gives Serena him as a benevolent guy, not knowing look that he's running Team Flare.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: While he gradually loses his patience with the setbacks he suffers, he nonetheless managed to [[CrazyPrepared prepare]] for these in time. Once Zygarde reveals its complete forme and defies Lysandre's world vision, however, he starts angrily screaming that Zygarde is an [[TheGodsMustBeLazy uncaring protector]] who has grown senile. He REALLY hits his breaking point, however,
when she tells her Ash and Alain destroy his arm gauntlet, preventing him from controlling the Megalith Zygarde and ruining his schemes, as well as turning him into a sitting duck for Zygarde's final attack. He seemingly dies screaming for his Megalith to keep moving.]]
* VisionaryVillain: He has plans for letting the world die, so
that she it can start over anew without its flaws.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Shiny Gyarados.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He does seem to genuinely want to make a better world. He just has zero faith in humanity to do that on their own.
* WineIsClassy: Whenever he isn't doing day-to-day business, he is shown to relax by a fireplace, drinking a glass of wine.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he
was some "inspiration" Ash needed to be more motivated than willing to train harder so let Alain live and "enjoy" his new world, he could defeat Viola. The next time she meets nonetheless claims to have no further need for Alain the group, she's not at all surprised to see Serena telling her she expected her and Ash to travel together.
* ShrinkingViolet: Helioptile tends to hide behind her back whenever it encounters something unknown. It eventually grows out of it.
* SixthRanger: For
moment the Decolore Arc. Points for traveling boy opposes him. Ditto with Ash for a longer time straight than ''anyone'' outside his main supporting cast (10 episodes), and for sticking with him even after Iris and Cilan leave (in the penultimate BW episode) and right into the ''XY'' Series.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Noivern's primary type.

!!'''Professor Augustine Sycamore (Dr. Platane)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/723425f7d31d4d83fa3d8bd831c780b2.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
Malva.

!!'''Xerosic'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/HiroshiTsuchida
-->'''Voiced
Tsuguo Mogami
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Jake Paque
-->'''Voiced
Abe Goldfarb
->'''Voiced
in Latin American Spanish by:''' Manuel Campuzano

The Pokémon professor
Carlos Hugo Hidalgo

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. He is the only male
of the Kalos region. Sycamore's main field of research is on the newly discovered theory that certain Pokémon have an evolution beyond their final stage -- Mega-Evolution as it is called. He gets to see firsthand that such evolutions exist when a Mega Blaziken assists Ash in recovering an out of control Garchomp from the Professor's lab. He is also in charge of running the Summer Camp that many young trainers attend.group.



* BadassBookworm: Just as eager to join in on the action as Professor Birch (maybe even moreso), and capable of handling his own in battle; after all, he has a loyal ''Mega Garchomp'' at his command.
* DamselInDistress: His Garchomp has to be rescued twice, the first time being in the second episode of ''XY''.
* CatchPhrase: "Marvelous!"
* DistressedDude: He gets kidnapped by Team Rocket at one point for his knowledge on Mega Evolution.
* GentleGiant: Not him, but the Garchomp he takes care of in his lab to study on Mega Evolution is an absolute sweetheart.
* HandsomeLech: He tried to flirt with Diantha's manager only to be rejected by her.
* HotScientist: Just like the games, he doesn't skimp on the looks.
* NiceGuy: Like other important professors, [[FriendToAllLivingThings he loves Pokémon]] and is friendly to humans as well.
* PapaWolf:
** To Garchomp. When Garchomp is kidnapped by Team Rocket, Sycamore and the kids go to help.
** His response to a Team Flare grunt trying to grab Manon is to grab the grunt's arm with a slightly terrifying grin, scold the grunt, and then shove him away. Then send out Garchomp.
* RooflessRenovation: Sycamore must have great insurance because his lab has been busted in and rebuilt several times.
* RunningGag: If ever Ash and his friends show up at his lab, he's going to be replacing the walls and/or ceiling by the end of the episode.
* SecretKeeper: Eventually learns that Meyer and Blaziken Mask are the same person, a fact that not even Meyer's kids are aware of.
* VocalDissonance: Like other female Garchomps, his Garchomp has a deep, male voice despite her gender.

!!'''Grace (Saki)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/44c08adab78f2bd784ed40342dac3616.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Erica Schroeder
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Alina Galindo

The mother of Serena. She used to compete in Rhyhorn races.

to:

* BadassBookworm: Just BigBadWannabe: Sets himself up as eager to join Team Flare's new leader. His ambitions are dashed in on the action as Professor Birch (maybe even moreso), span of a single episode.
* BrickJoke: The end result of his battle with Clemont has the latter sending sending him falling through a trap door. In the [=PokeTV=] segment at the end of the episode, Xerosic delivers his report with a bandage wrapped around his head.
* TheDragon: He seems to have authority over the other scientists,
and capable of handling he answers only to Lysandre.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: True to
his own nature in battle; the games, he shows up after all, he has a loyal ''Mega Garchomp'' at his command.Team Flare's defeat, trying to recollect all the Zygarde cells and finish Lysandre's work.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He doesn't get how Ash and co. can be so strong, until Clemont explains that their friendship makes them strong.

* DamselInDistress: His Garchomp has {{Gonk}}: He is not very charming, to be rescued twice, say the first time being in least. Especially glaring considering the second episode of ''XY''.
* CatchPhrase: "Marvelous!"
* DistressedDude: He gets kidnapped by
other Team Rocket at one point for Flare members are rather attractive.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In
his knowledge on Mega Evolution.
last appearance, he wisely runs whenever he's confronted. When he finally is cornered, he's beaten fairly quickly.
* GentleGiant: Not him, InLoveWithYourCarnage: He normally has a very serious expression, but tends to get enthusiastic whenever he sees Zygarde release its power. The fact his fellow scientists and their underlings are on the Garchomp he takes care receiving end of in his lab to study on Mega Evolution is an absolute sweetheart.
* HandsomeLech: He tried to flirt with Diantha's manager only to be rejected by her.
* HotScientist: Just like the games, he
that power doesn't skimp seem to bother him in the slightest.
* NonActionGuy: The only scientist not involved in field work. When he does battle Clemont, [[CurbStompBattle he loses pretty quickly.]]
* TheOneGuy: He is the only male scientist, and appears to have authority over the four female scientists.
* PetTheDog: His treatment of Clemont as a WorthyOpponent, showing him respect as a scientist and even wishing they were
on the looks.
same side.
* NiceGuy: Like other important professors, [[FriendToAllLivingThings he loves Pokémon]] and is friendly VillainExitStageLeft: Defied. [[spoiler:After his plan to humans as well.
* PapaWolf:
** To Garchomp. When Garchomp is kidnapped by Team Rocket, Sycamore and
collect the kids go Zygarde cells is foiled, he attempts to help.
** His response to a Team Flare grunt trying to grab Manon is to grab
leap from the grunt's arm plane to avoid capture (seemingly without a parachute, but his dialogue indicates he intends to survive the jump). Clemont grabs him with a slightly terrifying grin, scold the grunt, his Aipom arm before he can get away, and then shove him away. Then send out Garchomp.
* RooflessRenovation: Sycamore must have great insurance because his lab has been busted in and rebuilt several times.
* RunningGag: If ever Ash and his friends show up at his lab,
he's going handed over to Officer Jenny.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Clemont
to be replacing the walls and/or ceiling by the end of the episode.
* SecretKeeper: Eventually learns that Meyer and Blaziken Mask are the same person, a fact that not even Meyer's kids are aware of.
* VocalDissonance: Like other female Garchomps, his Garchomp has a deep, male voice despite her gender.

!!'''Grace (Saki)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/44c08adab78f2bd784ed40342dac3616.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
this to him.

!!'''Aliana (Akebi)'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame
-->'''Voiced
Rinko Natsuhi
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Erica Schroeder
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Alina Galindo

The mother
Theresa Bucheister

One
of Serena. She used to compete in Rhyhorn races.Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the orange hair.



* BrickJoke: She later gives Serena her Pokémon Showcase dress, stating that she chose the opposite of what she would normally pick because Serena doesn't like her definition of cute.
* CatchPhrase: "Go for broke."
* GoodParents: Grace does such thoughtful things for Serena it regularly reduces her daughter to tears.
* JockDadNerdSon: In this case, it's a GenderFlip of the usual trope while keeping the spirit, and is thus "Tomboy Mom & Girly Daughter". Grace actually tries to enforce GenerationXerox upon Serena, who does not want anything to do with it (she does realise that she appreciates Rhyhorn Racing more than she'd previously thought, but wanted to try and find something she loved even more). Then, when she shows up in [=XY053=], she is skeptical of Serena's dedication to Pokémon Showcases and challenges her to a Skiddo race to prove herself; when Serena succeeds at the assigned task, her mother becomes more open to her daughter's choice of dreams. Also, in [=XY007=] we learn that she actually sent Serena to the Summer Camp in Pallet Town against her tender-hearted daughter's (initial) wishes, and she seems to have shown a bit of pressure in her parenting style overall.
* MundaneUtility: Uses Fletchling as a sort of "alarm clock", much to Serena's chagrin.
%%* NonElemental: She has a Fletchling, which is part Normal.
* OpenMindedParent: When Serena reveals she is journeying with Ash, and not specifically pursuing Rhyhorn racing, Grace responds positively, just glad that her daughter will be having fun.
* RetiredBadass: She was quite an accomplished Rhyhorn racer in her youth, but has since settled down and started a family.
* RhinoRampage: She has a Rhyhorn who is nice. She has her daughter practice on it to train her as a Rhyhorn racer.
* {{Tomboy}}: Lampshaded by Serena when she asks her mother to pick a hat, only to choose the opposite because she knows Grace picks the "less cuter items". Tellingly, despite [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak having a feminine streak with keeping house and cooking]], Grace is evidently quite strong in character, and it's easy to see her younger self - an accomplished Rhyhorn Racer in her own right - as being a {{Hotblooded}} Tomboy back in the day. She's certainly more confrontational and (at times) sarcastic than previous mothers who appeared in the series.
* SupremeChef: Serena mentions that Grace's cooking is one of the things she misses ever since she started her adventure.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Fletchling again, as it's part Flying-type.

!!'''Meyer (Limone)/Blaziken Mask (Mega Blaziken's Trainer)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kensuke Sato
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Christian Strempler (season 17), Julio Bernal (season 18)

The father of Clemont and Bonnie. Also has a secret alter-ego in the form of Blaziken Mask.
----
* ActionDad: Clemont and Bonnie's father, who also happens to be a masked superhero-esque trainer in his spare time.
* AdultFear: When Team Flare executes their scheme at Lumiose City, he (as Blaziken Mask) tells his children to stay out of it. It takes Bonnie saying she wants to help Squishy and Clemont professing his concern for his Gym to talk him into letting them come along, and even then he tells them to flee the moment things get dangerous.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Meyer is absolutely {{Adorkable}} when he officially meets Ash and Serena. He even assumes that Serena is ''Clemont's'' girlfriend.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Blaziken's secondary type.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** Saves Ash and Pikachu as they fell from Prism Tower.
** Happens again when the heroes are cornered by Team Rocket's HumongousMecha.
* CoolMask: Styled to look like Mega Blaziken.
* EmotionalBruiser: Despite his tough appearance, he cries tears of joy to find that Clemont and Bonnie have made friends and have decided to travel with them.
* InASingleBound: Mega Blaziken and, inexplicably, its trainer are able to jump great heights in the blink of an eye.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: His second appearance pretty much gives away Blaziken Mask's identity, however, most of the cast haven't figured it out yet (apart from Professor Sycamore).
* ManlyTears: Cried when hugging Clemont and Bonnie.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese and English name refers to lemons. His Japanese name is Italian for lemon, and his English name refers to the Meyer lemon.
* MysteriousProtector: He has helped save the protagonists several times, but not even his own children seem to know his true identity.
* OpenMindedParent: Meyer, rather than being disappointed like Clemont expected, is happy and proud of his son and daughter for adventuring.
* PapaWolf: When Bonnie goes off alone to [[spoiler:get Squishy to come back to its senses]], Meyer and Mega Blaziken are in hot pursuit, personally ensuring that his daughter would not get in harm's way. [[spoiler:They are even ready to [[TakingTheBullet shield Bonnie]] as Squishy readies an attack point-blank, but fortunately, it was at the point when Bonnie is finally getting through to Squishy.]]
%%* PlayingWithFire: Blaziken's primary type.
* ProductPlacement: He exists to promote Mega Evolution before Ash can find/face one on his own, and the event Torchic.
* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:Despite his kids finding out about his identity, it is never elaborated on. Good luck trying to make sense why he of all people pretends to be a masked hero with a Mega Blaziken - which is also not explained at all - for Lumiose City]].
* SecretIdentity: God knows why he dresses as a super hero behind his children.
* ShockAndAwe: Is usually seen with his Ampharos in his day job. There is an implication that it can Mega Evolve, too.
* SuperMode: Mega Blaziken is the first Mega Evolved Pokémon we and Ash are introduced to.
* SuperSpeed: So fast that Ash loses sight of Mega Blaziken in the middle of an empty airstrip.
* TripleShifter: Electrician and compassionate father by day, Mega Evolving hero by night!

!!'''Monsieur Pierre'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/monsieur_pierre.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kenta Miyake
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Gilles Motais
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Arturo Castañeda (season 17), Ricardo Bautista (season 18)

The host of various Pokémon Performances.

to:

* BrickJoke: AnimeHair: The only Team Flare scientist to fully avert this, as her hairstyle and hair color are both pretty unremarkable by real-life standards.
* CombatPragmatist:
She later gives Serena her Pokémon Showcase dress, stating that she chose the opposite of what she would normally pick because Serena doesn't like her definition of cute.
* CatchPhrase: "Go for broke."
* GoodParents: Grace does such thoughtful things for Serena it regularly reduces her daughter to tears.
* JockDadNerdSon: In this case, it's a GenderFlip of the usual trope
takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while keeping the spirit, and it is thus "Tomboy Mom & Girly Daughter". Grace actually tries to enforce GenerationXerox upon Serena, who does not want anything to do with it (she does realise that she appreciates Rhyhorn Racing more than she'd previously thought, but wanted to try and find something she loved even more). Then, when she shows up in [=XY053=], she is skeptical of Serena's dedication to Pokémon Showcases and challenges her to a Skiddo race to prove herself; when Serena succeeds at the assigned task, her mother becomes more open to her daughter's choice of dreams. Also, in [=XY007=] we learn that she actually sent Serena to the Summer Camp in Pallet Town against her tender-hearted daughter's (initial) wishes, and she seems to have shown a bit of pressure in her parenting style overall.
* MundaneUtility: Uses Fletchling as a sort of "alarm clock", much to Serena's chagrin.
%%* NonElemental: She has a Fletchling, which is part Normal.
* OpenMindedParent: When Serena reveals she is journeying with Ash, and not specifically pursuing Rhyhorn racing, Grace responds positively, just glad that her daughter will be having fun.
* RetiredBadass: She was quite an accomplished Rhyhorn racer in her youth, but has since settled down and started a family.
* RhinoRampage: She has a Rhyhorn who is nice. She has her daughter practice on it to train her as a Rhyhorn racer.
* {{Tomboy}}: Lampshaded by Serena when she asks her mother to pick a hat, only to choose the opposite because she knows Grace picks the "less cuter items". Tellingly, despite [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
having a feminine streak with keeping house heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Has a Druddigon.
* TheRival: She
and cooking]], Grace is evidently quite strong in character, and it's easy Mable have a rather competitive rivalry, as both aspire to see be the most prestigious Team Flare operatives.
* YouAreInCommandNow: A non-lethal variant, but after Mable fails
her younger self - an accomplished Rhyhorn Racer objective to capture Z-2, Aliana gets put in her own right - as being a {{Hotblooded}} Tomboy back in the day. She's certainly more confrontational and (at times) sarcastic than previous mothers who appeared in the series.
* SupremeChef: Serena mentions that Grace's cooking is one
charge of the things she misses ever since she started her adventure.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Fletchling again, as it's part Flying-type.

!!'''Meyer (Limone)/Blaziken Mask (Mega Blaziken's Trainer)'''
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-->'''Voiced
operation.
* YouShallNotPass: Tries and fails to prevent Clembot and Clemont from entering the Lumiose Gym during Team Flare's invasion.

!!'''Mable (Momiji)'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Kensuke Sato
-->'''Voiced
Sayuri Hara
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Tom Wayland
-->'''Voiced
Laurie Hymes
->'''Voiced
in Latin American Spanish by:''' Christian Strempler (season 17), Julio Bernal (season 18)

The father
by''': Marisol Romero

One
of Clemont and Bonnie. Also has a secret alter-ego in the form of Blaziken Mask.
----
* ActionDad: Clemont and Bonnie's father, who also happens to be a masked superhero-esque trainer in his spare time.
* AdultFear: When
Team Flare executes their scheme at Lumiose City, he (as Blaziken Mask) tells his children to stay out of it. It takes Bonnie saying she wants to help Squishy and Clemont professing his concern for his Gym to talk him into letting them come along, and even then he tells them to flee Flare's five main scientists. Of the moment things get dangerous.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Meyer is absolutely {{Adorkable}} when he officially meets Ash and Serena. He even assumes that Serena is ''Clemont's'' girlfriend.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Blaziken's secondary type.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** Saves Ash and Pikachu as they fell from Prism Tower.
** Happens again when the heroes are cornered by Team Rocket's HumongousMecha.
* CoolMask: Styled to look like Mega Blaziken.
* EmotionalBruiser: Despite his tough appearance, he cries tears of joy to find that Clemont and Bonnie have made friends and have decided to travel with them.
* InASingleBound: Mega Blaziken and, inexplicably, its trainer are able to jump great heights in the blink of an eye.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: His second appearance pretty much gives away Blaziken Mask's identity, however, most
four females of the cast haven't figured it out yet (apart from Professor Sycamore).
* ManlyTears: Cried when hugging Clemont and Bonnie.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese and English name refers to lemons. His Japanese name is Italian for lemon, and his English name refers to the Meyer lemon.
* MysteriousProtector: He has helped save the protagonists several times, but not even his own children seem to know his true identity.
* OpenMindedParent: Meyer, rather than being disappointed like Clemont expected, is happy and proud of his son and daughter for adventuring.
* PapaWolf: When Bonnie goes off alone to [[spoiler:get Squishy to come back to its senses]], Meyer and Mega Blaziken are in hot pursuit, personally ensuring that his daughter would not get in harm's way. [[spoiler:They are even ready to [[TakingTheBullet shield Bonnie]] as Squishy readies an attack point-blank, but fortunately, it was at the point when Bonnie is finally getting through to Squishy.]]
%%* PlayingWithFire: Blaziken's primary type.
* ProductPlacement: He exists to promote Mega Evolution before Ash can find/face one on his own, and the event Torchic.
* RiddleForTheAges: [[spoiler:Despite his kids finding out about his identity, it is never elaborated on. Good luck trying to make sense why he of all people pretends to be a masked hero with a Mega Blaziken - which is also not explained at all - for Lumiose City]].
* SecretIdentity: God knows why he dresses as a super hero behind his children.
* ShockAndAwe: Is usually seen with his Ampharos in his day job. There is an implication that it can Mega Evolve, too.
* SuperMode: Mega Blaziken
group, she is the first Mega Evolved Pokémon we and Ash are introduced to.
* SuperSpeed: So fast that Ash loses sight of Mega Blaziken in
one with the middle of an empty airstrip.
* TripleShifter: Electrician and compassionate father by day, Mega Evolving hero by night!

!!'''Monsieur Pierre'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/monsieur_pierre.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kenta Miyake
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Gilles Motais
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Arturo Castañeda (season 17), Ricardo Bautista (season 18)

The host of various Pokémon Performances.
blue hair.



* ChickMagnet: Definitely has plenty of female fans in the Kalos region.
* ClassyCane: Holds one, where his Pokémon Klefki sits as the head.
* TheDandy: His attire when hosting is a coat with neon lights and asymmetric coloring. He also sports a necklace with a large key for a medallion.
* GratuitousFrench: Enjoys saying stuff like "Très bien!" and "S'il vous plaît!" among other things.
* MundaneUtility: He uses Klefki, a living keyring, as a keyring to hold the Princess Key that will be given to the victor.
* NiceHat: Always seen wearing one.
* SymbolMotifClothing: Has a keyhole integrated in his wardrobe, and has a key for his medallion. One time when he was introduced, he wore a mask resembling that of a certain keyring Pokémon. And the fact that the Performance competition relied on getting keys. And he owns a Klefki.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: In "Party Dancecapades!", Pierre's Klefki is the dance partner to Aria's Delphox. Delphox is the size of a human, while Klefki is a ''sentient keyring''.
* TronLines: The coat he wears has glowing outlines. And in certain scenes they glow in the dark!

!!'''Sanpei'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a7c13f7d12ce8acfedf5f83d0b8edb7f.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukoSanpei
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/ChrisPatton
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Luis Leonardo Suárez (season 17), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (season 18)

A young ninja who Ash and company run into along their journey a few times. His appearances have primarily been a means to help Ash train his Froakie.

to:

* ChickMagnet: Definitely has plenty of female fans in the Kalos region.
* ClassyCane: Holds one, where his Pokémon Klefki sits
TheRival: With Aliana, as the head.
both aspire to be Team Flare's top scientists.
* TheDandy: His attire when hosting is a coat CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with neon lights and asymmetric coloring. He also sports a necklace striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having a large key for a medallion.
heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
* GratuitousFrench: Enjoys saying stuff like "Très bien!" and "S'il vous plaît!" among other things.
* MundaneUtility: He
OhCrap: When Zygarde (50%) uses Klefki, a living keyring, as a keyring to hold land's Wrath. Both times.
* TheWorfEffect: Her first appearance shows her, her Houndoom, and
the Princess Key that will be given to the victor.
* NiceHat: Always seen wearing one.
* SymbolMotifClothing: Has a keyhole integrated in his wardrobe, and has a key for his medallion. One time when he was introduced, he wore a mask resembling that of a certain keyring Pokémon. And the fact that the Performance competition relied on
grunts serving her getting keys. And he owns beaten by a Klefki.
50%-Zygarde.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: In "Party Dancecapades!", Pierre's Klefki is YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has Blue hair, and that's not even getting into her weird, octopus-like haircut. Like the dance partner to Aria's Delphox. Delphox is other scientists, her visor matcher her hair color.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket...one scene before
the size of a human, while Klefki [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is a ''sentient keyring''.
* TronLines: The coat he wears has glowing outlines. And in certain scenes they glow in the dark!

!!'''Sanpei'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a7c13f7d12ce8acfedf5f83d0b8edb7f.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.

!!'''Bryony (Bara)'''
->'''Voiced
in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukoSanpei
-->'''Voiced
Akane Fujita
->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Creator/ChrisPatton
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Luis Leonardo Suárez (season 17), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (season 18)

A young ninja who Ash and company run into along their journey a few times. His appearances have primarily been a means to help Ash train his Froakie.
Emily Zoo Zeller

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the green hair.



* BigBrotherMentor: Sanpei's Frogadier/Greninja can be seen as such for Ash's Froakie such as helping it learn Quick Attack.
%%* BubbleGun: Greninja knows Bubble.
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Greninja knows Double Team.
%%* {{Kamehamehadoken}}: Greninja knows Water Pulse.
%%* MakingASplash: Sanpei owns a Frogadier which later evolves into a Greninja.
* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: The viewer audience never quite finds out how the battle between his Greninja and Ash's newly evolved Frogadier went down.
* {{Ninja}}: Sanpei not only acts like one, but dresses as one as well. Frogadier/Greninja's actions also play on the ninja theme.
* NumericalThemeNaming: '''San'''pei is the ''third'' of a family of ninjas, with '''I'''ppei and '''Ni'''hei as the eldest and second brothers, respectively.
* SamuraiPonytail: Sanpei's hairstyle.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a yellow ninja-scarf.
* SmokeOut: Greninja knows Smokescreen. Sanpei himself can do such a thing.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: In their first appearance, Sanpei and his Frogadier are mentors to Froakie (and Ash, to an extent), giving them physical training (all to teach Froakie Quick Attack, although he learned Double Team instead). Ash and his mon would eventually become better at the art, while Sanpei and his Greninja become victim to TheWorfEffect.
* TookALevelInBadass: His Frogadier had already evolved into a Greninja by the time Ash and company run into him a second time along their journey. However...
* TheWorfEffect: Unlike how they were at the top of their game in their debut episode, the show suddenly started to give a lot of flak his way by making him and his Greninja perform poorly against all battles they participated in, to the point they ''need'' the main four to keep them safe from harm. Their latest appearance at their home land just drives it even further where they are incapable of keeping up with Sanpei's older brother and Ash's ''Frogadier''. They even ''lose'' in the war everyone else won.
* {{Wutai}}: It's best not to ask how or why a ninja village and culture exists in a region based on France.

!!'''Palermo (Yashio)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/palermo.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Rei Sakuma
-->'''Voiced in English:''' Eileen Stevens
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/LauraTorres

The former Kalos Queen who now works as a producer for Pokémon Showcases. She was Aria's mentor and she has taken interest in Serena since she witnessed the latter's ImportantHairCut.

to:

* BigBrotherMentor: Sanpei's Frogadier/Greninja can be seen as such BoundAndGagged: Well, not gagged, but she and Aliana get tied up and left hanging for Ash's Froakie such as helping it learn Quick Attack.
%%* BubbleGun: Greninja knows Bubble.
%%* DoppelgangerSpin: Greninja knows Double Team.
%%* {{Kamehamehadoken}}: Greninja knows Water Pulse.
%%* MakingASplash: Sanpei owns a Frogadier which later evolves into a Greninja.
* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: The viewer audience never quite finds out how
the battle between his Greninja and Ash's newly evolved Frogadier went down.
police once Clembot defeats them.
* {{Ninja}}: Sanpei not only acts like one, but dresses as one as well. Frogadier/Greninja's actions also play on the ninja theme.
* NumericalThemeNaming: '''San'''pei is the ''third''
{{Determinator}}: Gets badly hurt in both of a family of ninjas, her encounters with '''I'''ppei Squishy, but that doesn't keep her from trying again.
* CombatPragmatism: Both her Liepard
and '''Ni'''hei as the eldest and second brothers, respectively.
* SamuraiPonytail: Sanpei's hairstyle.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a yellow ninja-scarf.
* SmokeOut: Greninja knows Smokescreen. Sanpei himself can do such a thing.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: In their first appearance, Sanpei and his Frogadier
her Bisharp are mentors to Froakie (and Ash, to an extent), giving them physical training (all to teach Froakie Quick Attack, although he learned Double Team instead). Ash and his mon would eventually become better at the art, while Sanpei and his Greninja become victim to TheWorfEffect.
Dark-Types.
* TookALevelInBadass: His Frogadier had already evolved into a Greninja by the time Ash and company run into him a second time along their journey. However...
OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* TheWorfEffect: Unlike how they were at the top of their game in their debut episode, the Her Bisharp gets beaten to show suddenly started to give a lot of flak his way by making him how powerful Squishy's 10%-form is, and his Greninja perform poorly against all battles they participated in, to the point they ''need'' the main four to keep them safe from harm. Their latest appearance at their home land just drives it even further where they are incapable of keeping her Liepard is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja despite teaming up with Sanpei's older brother Celosia's Manectric.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has green hair
and Ash's ''Frogadier''. They even ''lose'' a green visor to boot.

!!'''Celosia (Correa)'''
->'''Voiced
in the war everyone else won.
* {{Wutai}}: It's best not to ask how or why a ninja village and culture exists in a region based on France.

!!'''Palermo (Yashio)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/palermo.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Rei Sakuma
-->'''Voiced in English:''' Eileen Stevens
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish
Japanese by:''' Creator/LauraTorres

The former Kalos Queen who now works as a producer for Pokémon Showcases. She was Aria's mentor and
Karin Nanami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Paquet

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group,
she has taken interest in Serena since she witnessed is the latter's ImportantHairCut.one with the purple hair.



* CoolShades: She is always wearing black sunglasses.
* TheMentor: Known to Aria as "Maestra" (or simply "Sensei" in Japanese).
* MythologyGag: Her outfit is based on design of female Veterans in ''Pokémon X and Y''.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is certainly hard to impress when it comes to scouting for Performers with potential, but is likely just being very professional about her job.
* YouRemindMeOfX: She notes a lot of similarities between Serena and Aria, particularly when the latter first started out learning under her.

!!'''Z-2'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wolo.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Creator/YukiKaji
-->'''Voiced in English:''' Billy Bob Thompson

The other Zygarde Core. Rather than having a red core color, it instead has a blue one. It was being hunted down by Team Flare, but it managed to escape them multiple times due to its sheer strength with its 50% Forme. It remained in hiding until Z-1/Squishy contacted it, alerting Team Flare of its location. It tried to fend off its chasers, but even with the help of Team Rocket, it still ended up being caught because of the arrival of Alain. It ended up being a captive of Lysandre and experimented on.
----
* BrickJoke: What happens to Z-2 after Bonnie has earned its trust? Bonnie tickles its blue core, just like what she did to Squishy in their first meeting.
* CreepyMonotone: In contrast to Squishy, it speaks with a rather straightforward, unchanging tone.
* FusionDance: It can combine with other Zygarde cells to make larger forms up to 50%, and can reach 100% by joining with Z-1.
* GreenThumb: It creates destructive vines which tear through buildings effortlessly.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Spends a very very brief time under Team Rocket's care, as the TerribleTrio resolve to protect Z-2 from Team Flare ([[PragmaticVillainy though not without ulterior motives]]).
* HumansAreBastards: Sees humans as the source of the constant imbalance of Kalos that will ultimately leads to its destruction.
* TheJuggernaut: It can take Mega-Charizard X's attacks and dish them out even harder, with its Extremespeed turning it into a full-on LightningBruiser. Had Team Flare not interfered, it might have won.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Recharges through sunlight.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: When it is forced to transform at the end of the Kalos League, it takes on a red coloring as opposed to green.
* RedOniBlueOni: Aside from the obvious (the core colors), Z-2 has a different [[HumansAreBastards opinion]] towards humans and has a different way of talking.
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: [[spoiler:Seeing Ash and the other heroes continue the fight against the Megalith, which Z-2 believes is unbeatable, to protect Kalos, allows Squishy's words of HumansAreSpecial to open Z-2's eyes. The Cores reach an understanding, allowing them to finally transform into Zygarde Complete Forme.]]
* RoyalWe: Like Squishy, it speaks like this.
* {{Telepathy}}: Like Squishy, it has limited telepathy in that it can talk to the other core fine but otherwise can only make grumbling noises.
* WorfHadTheFlu: It may have been somewhat weaker when fighting Alain's Charizard, as it was exhausted from running from Team Flare. To what extent this impacted its performance is unknown, as it didn't seem any weaker than in its earlier appearances. Team Rocket's interference also gave it a chance to rest and recover using sunlight, albeit probably not as long as it would need to fully recuperate.

!!'''The Evil Malamar (Aku no Calamanero)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/evilmalamar.jpg]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Kensuke Sato
->'''Voiced in English:''' Marc Thompson

A group of Malamar residing from the future, who plan to take over the past and turn the planet into a wasteland that they can inhabit. In their first appearance, only one Malamar was presented, though several assisted in its return appearance.
----
* ArchEnemy: For James' Inkay and a certain Officer Jenny, specifically, the one who used to be "Madame X", as well as a group of benevolent Malamar later on.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Their favored method of conquest, enslaving the minds of people and Pokémon to do their bidding.
* DastardlyWhiplash: Due to Madame X and Meowth's translations, and just the indirectly sinister design and voice of the species, the evil Malamar come off as rather over the top evil.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Initially the cast were antagonised by Madame X brainwashing them with her Malamar. As it turned out, Madame X was merely a brainwashed Officer Jenny the Malamar used to translate its rants.
* EvilCounterpart: They can be seen as this to James' Inkay and the benevolent Malamar.
* EvilVsEvil: Both of their conquests enforced an EnemyMine between Ash's gang and Team Rocket. Especially prominent in their second conquest, where Team Rocket are left herding a VillainousRescue for Ash.
* TheHypnotoad: Take cues from their Pokedex entries, prominently using Hypnosis powers to make others do their bidding.
* OutsideContextProblem: In most conflicts that occur within the Pokémon franchise as a whole, the antagonistic forces are usually humans who use Pokémon as a means to an end (unless all the characters are Pokémon themselves like the Mystery Dungeon games). Malamar defies this convention by acting evil on its own. This leads to some deeply disturbing implications.
* {{Sadist}}: They are fond of brainwashing their foes and making them attack each other. In their second appearance they also paralyse Ash's team with their psychic powers and [[ForcedToWatch force them to watch]] the Earth's destruction.
* StarterVillain: Not counting Team Rocket, they're the first new villains for the series prior to Team Flare.
* TimeTravel: They originate from the distant future.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Albeit of the more self serving kind. Their plot is based around their intent to remodel the Earth into a world their species can better inhabit. Their demonstration shows the planet would essentially become radioactive wasteland likely uninhabitable for anything else. Their treatment of other species should make it apparent they don't give a damn.
* VillainBall: Their plans tend to fall apart due to their fondness of KickTheDog:
** Both of their attacks may not have fallen apart if they had not wasted time brainwashing a Pokémon to attack its trainer for cruel sport.
** In their second appearance, they come across a forest of good natured Malamar. Their first instinct is to attack the forest and the innocent Pokémon the latter were caring for, leaving a very angry powerhouse on the heroes' side.
* VillainByDefault: Subverted at their expense. After they find a gang of Malamar in the forest neighbouring Grace Tower, they attack the inhabitants and [[WeCanRuleTogether suggest their brethren join their plot]]. The wild Malamar however, [[CurbstompBattle are quite unhappy about them]] [[PapaWolf hurting their friends]]...

!!'''Florges'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/florgesanime.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame
-->'''Voiced in English''' Aurora Bea

A war leader Florges that was responsible for Goomy meeting Ash, having previously taken over its homeland to preserve her infant Floette with its healing water.
----
* ArcVillain: For Ash's Goodra, her invasion of the wetlands causing Goomy's exile and eventually meeting with Ash.
* TheComicallySerious: In her second appearance, the mischief of a rampaging Carbink led Florges to have humorous snit fits at a resident Quagsire.
* DarkActionGirl: At first. Becomes a standard ActionGirl after her HeelFaceTurn.
* DenserAndWackier: Was the ArcVillain for most of Goodra's character arc and even post HeelFaceTurn was a serious DarkActionGirl. She and her army return as comic relief in "A Diamond In The Rough".
* EasilyForgiven: All the pain and trauma she caused seems forgotten after discovering her real motive.
* {{Expy}}: Her war embittered persona and motive (even directly driven by a beloved Florette) make her something of a LighterAndSofter SpiritualAdaptation of [=AZ=].
* HeelFaceTurn: Following an EnemyMine with [[spoiler:Ash and Goodra against Team Rocket]].
* HeelRealization: Downplayed. After finding out Team Rocket duped her and the lengths the Goodra she bullied away as a Goomy was willing to help her, she shows visible humility.
* LadyOfWar: Elegant and dignified as her species are commonly renowned for. Also a powerful fighter Pokémon with an entire army at her bidding.
* MamaBear: The lengths she took to cure her ill baby Floette.
* MustMakeAmends: Helps Ash and Goodra recover Pikachu and the others after obliviously helping Team Rocket capture them. It makes peace with Goodra and the other wetland inhabitants afterwards.
* UnwittingPawn: For the Team Rocket trio in one of their most NotSoHarmless schemes, convincing her to help capture Pikachu and attack the heroes, blaming them for the drayage of the wetland's water they were secretly draining.
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: After suspecting the other wetland inhabitants of draining the water needed to heal her child, rather than making any attempts at interrogation, she leads her army into attacking and exiling them.
* WalkingSpoiler: Ties in to nearly all of Goodra's backstory and pivoted how he met Ash.
* TheWorfEffect: During Team Rocket's second rampage on the wetlands, Florges and her army (along with Pikachu) prove useless against their new mech, leaving Goodra to team up with a flock of Carbink to stop them.
----

to:

* CoolShades: She is always wearing black sunglasses.
* TheMentor: Known to Aria as "Maestra" (or simply "Sensei" in Japanese).
* MythologyGag:
CurbStompCushion: Her outfit Manetric is based on design of female Veterans easily beaten by Ash-Greninja, but gets a small hit in ''Pokémon X to show Ash and Y''.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is certainly hard to impress when it comes to scouting for Performers with potential, but is likely just being very professional about her job.
* YouRemindMeOfX: She notes a lot of similarities between Serena and Aria, particularly when
Greninja share each other's pain while in the latter first started out learning under her.

!!'''Z-2'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wolo.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Creator/YukiKaji
-->'''Voiced in English:''' Billy Bob Thompson

The other Zygarde Core. Rather than having a red core color, it instead has a blue one. It was being hunted down by Team Flare, but it managed to escape them multiple times due to its sheer strength with its 50% Forme. It remained in hiding until Z-1/Squishy contacted it, alerting
form.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When
Team Flare is monitoring Ash and Co, she is shown eating a bag of its location. It tried to fend off its chasers, but even with chips.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Manetric is an Electric-Type.
* SmugSnake: She is
the help most outwardly confident of Team Rocket, it still ended Flare's scientists, but she hasn't achieved anything that backs up said confidence. In the end, she doesn't even get the dignity of being caught because of beaten by the arrival of Alain. It ended up being protagonists or fighting against a Champion, but gets beaten and taken captive of by ''the Team Rocket Trio''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket... one scene before the [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes
Lysandre and experimented on.
----
* BrickJoke: What happens
labs to Z-2 after Bonnie has earned its trust? Bonnie tickles its blue core, just like what she did be reduced to Squishy in their first meeting.
* CreepyMonotone: In contrast to Squishy, it speaks with a rather straightforward, unchanging tone.
* FusionDance: It can combine with other Zygarde cells to make larger forms up to 50%, and can reach 100% by joining with Z-1.
* GreenThumb: It creates destructive vines which tear through buildings effortlessly.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Spends a very very brief time under
rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket's care, as the TerribleTrio resolve to protect Z-2 Rocket or anyone from Team Flare ([[PragmaticVillainy though not without ulterior motives]]).
* HumansAreBastards: Sees humans as the source of the constant imbalance of Kalos that will ultimately leads to its destruction.
* TheJuggernaut: It can take Mega-Charizard X's attacks and dish them out even harder, with its Extremespeed turning it into a full-on LightningBruiser. Had Team Flare not interfered, it might have won.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Recharges through sunlight.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: When it is forced to transform at the end of the Kalos League, it takes on a red coloring as opposed to green.
* RedOniBlueOni: Aside from the obvious (the core colors), Z-2 has a different [[HumansAreBastards opinion]] towards humans and has a different way of talking.
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: [[spoiler:Seeing Ash and the other heroes continue the fight against the Megalith, which Z-2 believes is unbeatable, to protect Kalos, allows Squishy's words of HumansAreSpecial to open Z-2's eyes. The Cores reach an understanding, allowing them to finally transform into Zygarde Complete Forme.]]
* RoyalWe: Like Squishy, it speaks like this.
* {{Telepathy}}: Like Squishy, it has limited telepathy in that it can talk to the other core fine but otherwise can only make grumbling noises.
* WorfHadTheFlu: It may have been somewhat weaker when fighting Alain's Charizard, as it was exhausted from running from Team Flare. To what extent this impacted its performance is unknown, as it didn't seem any weaker than in its earlier appearances. Team Rocket's interference also gave it a chance to rest and recover using sunlight, albeit probably not as long as it would need to fully recuperate.

!!'''The Evil Malamar (Aku no Calamanero)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/evilmalamar.jpg]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Kensuke Sato
->'''Voiced in English:''' Marc Thompson

A group of Malamar residing from the future, who plan to take over the past and turn the planet into a wasteland that they can inhabit. In their first appearance, only one Malamar was presented, though several assisted in its return appearance.
----
* ArchEnemy: For James' Inkay and a certain Officer Jenny, specifically, the one who used to be "Madame X", as well as a group of benevolent Malamar later on.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Their favored method of conquest, enslaving the minds of people and Pokémon to do their bidding.
* DastardlyWhiplash: Due to Madame X and Meowth's translations, and just the indirectly sinister design and voice of the species, the evil Malamar come off as rather over the top evil.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Initially the cast were antagonised by Madame X brainwashing them with her Malamar. As it turned out, Madame X was merely a brainwashed Officer Jenny the Malamar used to translate its rants.
* EvilCounterpart: They can be seen as this to James' Inkay and the benevolent Malamar.
* EvilVsEvil: Both of their conquests enforced an EnemyMine between Ash's gang and Team Rocket. Especially prominent in their second conquest, where Team Rocket are left herding a VillainousRescue for Ash.
* TheHypnotoad: Take cues from their Pokedex entries, prominently using Hypnosis powers to make others do their bidding.
* OutsideContextProblem: In most conflicts that occur within the Pokémon franchise as a whole, the antagonistic forces are usually humans who use Pokémon as a means to an end (unless all the characters are Pokémon themselves like the Mystery Dungeon games). Malamar defies this convention by acting evil on its own. This leads to some deeply disturbing implications.
* {{Sadist}}: They are fond of brainwashing their foes and making them attack each other. In their second appearance they also paralyse Ash's team with their psychic powers and [[ForcedToWatch force them to watch]] the Earth's destruction.
* StarterVillain: Not counting Team Rocket, they're the first new villains for the series prior to Team Flare.
* TimeTravel: They originate from the distant future.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Albeit of the more self serving kind. Their plot is based around their intent to remodel the Earth into a world their species can better inhabit. Their demonstration shows the planet would essentially become radioactive wasteland likely uninhabitable for anything else. Their treatment of other species should make it apparent they don't give a damn.
* VillainBall: Their plans tend to fall apart due to their fondness of KickTheDog:
** Both of their attacks may not have fallen apart if they had not wasted time brainwashing a Pokémon to attack its trainer for cruel sport.
** In their second appearance, they come across a forest of good natured Malamar. Their first instinct is to attack the forest and the innocent Pokémon the latter were caring for, leaving a very angry powerhouse on the heroes' side.
* VillainByDefault: Subverted at their expense. After they find a gang of Malamar in the forest neighbouring Grace Tower, they attack the inhabitants and [[WeCanRuleTogether suggest their brethren join their plot]]. The wild Malamar however, [[CurbstompBattle are quite unhappy about them]] [[PapaWolf hurting their friends]]...

!!'''Florges'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/florgesanime.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame
-->'''Voiced in English''' Aurora Bea

A war leader Florges that was responsible for Goomy meeting Ash, having previously taken over its homeland to preserve her infant Floette with its healing water.
----
* ArcVillain: For Ash's Goodra, her invasion of the wetlands causing Goomy's exile and eventually meeting with Ash.
* TheComicallySerious: In her second appearance, the mischief of a rampaging Carbink led Florges to have humorous snit fits at a resident Quagsire.
* DarkActionGirl: At first. Becomes a standard ActionGirl after her HeelFaceTurn.
* DenserAndWackier: Was the ArcVillain for most of Goodra's character arc and even post HeelFaceTurn was a serious DarkActionGirl. She and her army return as comic relief in "A Diamond In The Rough".
* EasilyForgiven: All the pain and trauma she caused seems forgotten after discovering her real motive.
* {{Expy}}: Her war embittered persona and motive (even directly driven by a beloved Florette) make her something of a LighterAndSofter SpiritualAdaptation of [=AZ=].
* HeelFaceTurn: Following an EnemyMine with [[spoiler:Ash and Goodra against Team Rocket]].
* HeelRealization: Downplayed. After finding out Team Rocket duped her and the lengths the Goodra she bullied away as a Goomy was willing to help her, she shows visible humility.
* LadyOfWar: Elegant and dignified as her species are commonly renowned for. Also a powerful fighter Pokémon with an entire army at her bidding.
* MamaBear: The lengths she
took to cure her ill baby Floette.
* MustMakeAmends: Helps Ash and Goodra recover Pikachu and the others after obliviously helping Team Rocket capture them. It makes peace with Goodra and the other wetland inhabitants afterwards.
* UnwittingPawn: For the Team Rocket trio in one of their most NotSoHarmless schemes, convincing her to help capture Pikachu and attack the heroes, blaming them for the drayage of the wetland's water they were secretly draining.
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: After suspecting the other wetland inhabitants of draining the water needed to heal her child, rather than making any attempts at interrogation, she leads her army into attacking and exiling them.
* WalkingSpoiler: Ties in to nearly all of Goodra's backstory and pivoted how he met Ash.
outside before that.
* TheWorfEffect: During Team Rocket's second rampage on the wetlands, Florges and battle at Terminus Cave: her army (along with Pikachu) prove useless against their new mech, leaving Goodra Drapion is beaten back by Ash's Noibat to team show its increased power. Also, despite teaming up with Bryony's Liepard and a flock of Carbink type advantage, her Manectric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja.
* WouldHurtAChild: She orders her Drapion
to stop them.
----
use Pin Missile on Bonnie.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple hair and a matching purple visor.




[[folder:Kalos Gym Leaders]]

!!'''Viola'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pomo_-_viola_4578.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NorikoShitaya
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lori Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrea Orozco

The Bug-type Gym Leader of Santalune City. She's also a professional photographer.
----
* AdaptationalBadass: Viola is ranked as a Marchioness in the Battle Chateau in the games. In the anime, she is ranked a level higher as a Duchess.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Specializes in Bug-types, being the first female Gym Leader to specializes in this type.
* BlowYouAway: Vivillon's Gust is used to blow the opponent away who has difficulty to stand on the frozen ground or to trap flying Pokémon in the Sticky Web.
* CameraFiend: She's a photographer, and enjoys snapping pictures of trainers and their Pokémon.
* CatchPhrase: "Picture perfect!" in the English dub, "Shutter chance!" in Japanese.
* FragileSpeedster: Surskit is ''very'' fast, especially when skating on ice, but falls quickly after a few successful hits.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During Ash's rematch, her Vivillon accidentally collides with some ice left behind by her Surskit.
* HurricaneOfPuns: She drops plenty of puns involving photography.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When Ash finally has the advantage during their rematch, Viola reveals her Vivillon knows [[StandardStatusEffects Sleep Powder]].
* AnIcePerson: Surskit's Ice Beam, which is often used to freeze the ground, allowing nobody but Surskit to move on the ground.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash and his Pokémon come prepared during their rematch, so Viola's old strategies barely even slow them down the second time around.
* LettingHerHairDown: Well, [[DownplayedTrope not fully]], but when she reappears at the Battle Chateau, her hair is down in a ponytail instead of the regular style (see her image above).
%%* MakingASplash: Surskit's secondary type, probably to counter Fire-Types.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Vivillon's Solar Beam. The charging drawback is dropped, thanks to the opponent being trapped in Surskit's Sticky Web.
%%* PsychicPowers: Vivillon's Psychic.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Looks really cute in a dress at the Battle Chateau, and with her hair somewhat down.
* ShipTease: With Grant. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau, later on during the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler: the two are holding hands and embracing each other....after the Megalith is temporarily stopped]].
* StickySituation: Surskit's Sticky Web. And even if it doesn't hit the opponent, Vivillon would later blow the opponent away and trap it in the web.
* SuperSpeed: Surskit uses the ice it creates to zip around the battlefield.
* TrapMaster: A major part of Viola's strategy is preemptively using attacks to manipulate the battlefield to give her an advantage, much like how real life insects do. Ash specifically trains his Pokémon to counter her set ups during their rematch.
* TheTrickster: She sets up traps, freezes the field, and destroys her opponent's momentum to gain an advantage over foes.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Ash loses his first battle with her, showing the new region won't be a walk in the park.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Vivillon's secondary type.
* TheWorfEffect: She loses to Grant in the Battle Chateu to demonstrate how tough he is and what his strategy looks like. Despite her Surskit having a double advantage over Grant's Onix, it also has a weakness to Rock-Type moves.

!!'''Clembot (Citroid)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xy_-_citroid_3015.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kensuke Sato
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Andrés García

A robot built by Clemont to be the current Electric-type Gym leader of Lumiose City while he is away.
----
* AIIsACrapshoot: Clemont initially programmed the Clembot to function as a harsh opponent that only accepted battles from trainers with four badges. At the end of the process, he somehow managed to mistime his only window to set a voice activated override code and was subsequently locked out of testing it in battle, as, being a Gym Leader himself, he lacked the requisite badges. Until he reprogrammed it, it became strict and violent to both Gym challenger losers and those trainers that lacked the appropriate number of badges alike, electrocuting and ejecting them from the Gym.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: While Clembot was playing housekeeper to Meyer, Team Flare has infiltrated the Prism Tower under their very noses, turning it into their new base of operations.
* AntiVillain: Due to acting by its programming with good intent, but having misinterpreted Clemont's instructions due to its limited self-awareness.
* ArcVillain: For the first few episodes of the XY series, Clembot poses a bit of a dilemma for Clemont and Bonnie.
* BattleButler: If he isn't minding the Gym, his other job is to apparently help out around the house.
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Meyer. Clembot is ''not'' amused about how Meyer claims to have been in queue for a couple of hours just to buy Lumiose Gallettes (when it was actually Clembot who stood in line).
* CanonForeigner: Created for the show as a means of setting up Clemont's departure with Ash, while his Gym is being managed.
* ClearMyName: Clembot gets framed for a rash of incidents when Ash and company return to Lumiose City to meet with Clemont again. The culprit is a roboticist named Belmondo who built a 2nd "Dark" Clembot, all for an EngineeredHeroics ploy.
* ChekhovsGunman: When Ash enters the Lumiose Gym, we only hear Clembot's voice through a monitor when Ash tries to have a Gym battle. It is not until [=XY009=] that Ash learns that the voice belongs to the rogue Clembot.
* CerebusRetcon:
** In early episodes. He is just one of Clemont's many malfunctioning inventions. The malfunction with Clembot, however, is treated as a serious matter, when previous failures are merely PlayedForLaughs.
** After his first reboot, Clembot is treated as if he was actual family. The part where [[spoiler:Clembot sacrifices himself to help stop Team Flare]] is actually pretty dramatic, and Clemont was heartbroken as a result.
* TheDreaded: The Lumiose Gym has developed a reputation as [[NoOshaCompliance dangerous for everyone]] who attempted to conquer it, at least until Clemont takes back the gym and fixes his creation.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Clembot tells Clemont that a shutdown of the Prism Tower's systems would erase his flash memory, effectively killing him. But he tells Clemont he has to do it to stop Team Flare and save the world. [[WeCanRebuildHim Clemont rebuilds him, fortunately]].]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Clembot's memories from, when Clemont built vanished after defeating Team Flare, meaning he had to start from before.]]
* NoOSHACompliance: During its time as Gym usurper, it got a bad reputation for zapping and ejecting trainers who had less than four badges (like Ash, who had precisely zero) or who lost against it (like the bloke with a Ralts rightfully complaining about how violent the Gym was). It ejected trainers by throwing them out from quite a ways up the Gym building - a large tower based off of the Eiffel Tower in RealLife - with no cushions or anything to break the fall.
* PsychoElectro: It electrocuted trainers that didn't live up to its standards.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: While A.I have appeared in the anime before, Clembot is probably the first to be treated as a re-occurring support character. He acts just like, and is generally treated like a person (aside from being re-programmed when his A.I was programmed wrongly).
* ShockAndAwe: Clemont built it to specialize in Electric-types.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He believed he was doing the right thing for Clemont during his first reign.

!!'''Grant (Zakuro)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirofumiNojima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Cory Willis
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlo Vásquez

The Rock-type Gym Leader of Cyllage City. He is an avid rock climber and athlete.
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, Grant's Battle Chateau rank is Marquis. In the anime, it's Duke, and after defeating Viola, ''Grand Duke''!
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While he wasn't bad looking in the games, he is noticeably prettier in the animé.
* AdaptedOut: In the games he had an Amaura as his first battler, which was replaced in the anime by an Onix.
* {{Bishonen}}: Grant is very good-looking and has a slim climber's physique.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although he is a respected Gym Leader, Grant also has a bizarre obsession with climbing. If he comes across any wall he deems scalable, he can't help but try climbing it.
* DishingOutDirt: Specializes in Rock-types.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: In his gym, Grant is allowed to use only two Pokémon. Ash, on the other hand, is allowed to use all three of his.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He's first seen climbing a ''door frame'' at the Battle Chateau.
* HairDecorations: He wears colorful hair clips that resemble the climbing holds of an artificial rock wall.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Tyrunt is finally defeated when Pikachu lodges one of its Rock Tomb stones into its mouth, creating an opening.
* OneHitKO: His Tyrunt is so powerful it defeats Ash's Froakie and Fletchling with a single hit each.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[DinosaursAreDragons Tyrunt's]] secondary type. He even lampshades how Pikachu defeats it with an Electric-Type move, despite how it's not effective.
* ThePhilosopher: Grant has a philosophy that life is like climbing: always focus on what's above you, keep going, and you will reach your goals.
* ShipTease: With Viola. The two are very flirtatious with each other in his debut episode at the Battle Chateau. During the Kalos Crisis [[spoiler:he makes a leap of faith to save her after she's attacked by the Megalith, than is later seen holding her hand and embracing her...after the Megalith was temporarily stopped.]]
* SignatureMove: All of his Pokémon know Rock Tomb. Ash actually trained his Pokémon to exploit and counter it.
* UnexpectedCharacter: It was surprising that the anime gave him an Onix; in the games, he's the first Rock-type Gym Leader who didn't have either Onix ''or'' a Geodude on his team (Roxanne had a Geodude but no Onix, and ''all'' Rock-type Leaders before Grant have had a member of the Geodude line on their team). This makes the anime version of Grant the first to have an Onix while lacking a member of the Geodude evolutionary line (counting Brock in the ''Gold and Silver'' games).

!!'''Korrina (Corni)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Laura Sánchez

The Fighting-type Gym Leader of Shalour City. She enjoys rollerblading, and her grandfather is a Mega Evolution researcher.
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* AdaptedOut: In the games she has a Hawlucha as her strongest Pokémon in her Gym Battle, but here she just uses Mega Lucario. Probably because of Ash's Hawlucha.
* AdaptationalWimp: In the games, it is implied she has long mastered Mega Evolution before you beat her, but she lacks the Mega Stone in the anime and has to spend several episodes to find it. And a few more to iron out Lucario's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide problem]].
* ArcHero: During her temporary stint as a member of Ash's group, Korrina's development takes center stage.
%%* BareFistedMonk: Specializes in Fighting-types, even though her Lucario uses [[SimpleStaff Bone Rush]] very often.
* BareYourMidriff: Korrina's pajamas, [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/2d991e26075c7f0b7b26d2d158f03c0e/tumblr_nc4p8rdI5f1smmou4o7_1280.png See for yourself.]]
* BattleTrophy: She likes to collect the paw/claw/hand/etc. print of any trainer's Pokémon that she battles with. The prints are all recorded in an old booklet she carries around. Ash's Pikachu was her 99th print, and she's working towards 100.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Many similarities are drawn between her and Ash. Both are passionate, gutsy battlers with a Pokémon companion they share a powerful bond with. Like Ash, Korrina has gotten so engrossed in a battle that she forgot she was hungry.
* CallingYourAttacks: All trainers do it, of course, but Korrina likes to shout attack names just for the fun of it.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Out of all the people Ash and company met in their journey, she, Lucario, and her grandfather, Gurkinn, were seen watching Serena's Master Class performances.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Her thought pattern is somewhat rushed, which causes her do impulsive things like use ketchup as ink for Pikachu's paw stamp.
* CompressedAdaptation: In the anime, the Shalour Gym is ''inside'' the Tower of Mastery (as opposed to being a separate building), and the two battles with Korrina (in the Gym against her other Mons, and in the Tower against her Mega Lucario) are compressed into a single Gym Battle, with Mega Lucario as the ClimaxBoss. Earlier, the two-way Mega Lucario match was between her and her grandfather, Gurkinn.
* CoolHelmet: Korrina wears her biker's helmet whenever she is in battle.
* CoolShades: When not wearing her helmet, she wears a red pair on her forehead.
* CurbstompBattle: Heavily implied that [[spoiler:Alain]] wrecked her hard with no effort. It didn't bring her down any.
%%* DeathOrGloryAttack: Her Mienfoo's Hi Jump Kick.
* FingerlessGloves: Her left glove holds her keystone for Mega Evolution.
* FlungClothing: She does this to switch from casual clothing to her rollerblading outfit. Somehow, this actually adds a helmet and rollerblades while wearing the same outfit.
* GenkiGirl: Korrina is extremely upbeat and lively, which briefly takes Ash and friends by surprise.
* GuestStarPartyMember: She joins Ash's group on the hunt for a Lucarionite. The episodes that focus on her after joining even have her on the title card!
* HotBlooded: She hops and flails around even while doing something as mundane as calling out attacks during battle.
* HumblePie: Her struggle with Mega Lucario was due to being too confident in herself, and only by mastering and truly bonding with Lucario can they overcome this.
%%* ModestyShorts
* RapunzelHair: When Korrina's hair is in a ponytail, it goes up to her waist; when it's down, it goes up to her thighs.
* RollerbladeGood: Her main mode of travel and hobby seems to be riding her rollerblades. She even keeps them on while in the middle of a battle.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The episodes that feature her as the GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution.
* TomboyishPonytail: A long one that flows like a cape as she zips around.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:At the end of [=XY123=], Alain defeats her off-screen in a Gym Battle, earning his final batch from Korrina, which allows him to enter the Lumiose Conference. It also sets up Alain being Ash's greatest rival of the saga.]]

!!'''Lucario'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers

Korrina's partner and ace. Similar like Ash's Pikachu, Lucario never resides within its Pokéball. After finding the Lucarionite, it is able to Mega Evolve, but has diffculty to control its Mega form for several episodes, but it and Korrinna eventually master the Mega Evolution.
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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: How it finally forces itself to overcome and control its Mega form.
* TheComicallySerious: Lucario as a species are oft depicted with serious demeanor. This Lucario, while just as serious as its predecessors, has its share of silliness in its appearances alongside its trainer. (Case in point: Its reactions to both Ash's rhythmic style, and finding out the truth about Gurkinn's "scroll of secrets", both from "Origins of Mega Evolution".)
* CurbStompBattle:
** He took Pikachu to town in his debut episode.
** [[spoiler:While it mostly happens off-screen, it's strongly implied that this was what happened during its battle with Alain's Charizard. Lucario was pummeled into a wall while Charizard looked none the worse for wear. Justified, as Alain's Charizard was an Elite Four-Level Pokémon with a horrendous Type advantage.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Knows the Ground-Type move Bone Rush which serves as its SignatureMove.
* EnergyBall: Aura Sphere, which can turn into a KamehameHadoken while in its Mega form.
* ExtraOreDinary: Lucario's secondary type is Steel-Type. Ash tries to use its typing to his advantage by using Hawlucha and Fletchinder.
* FinishingMove: It eventually learns Aura Sphere, which becomes its Finishing Move.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: A very jarring example. When it gets separated from Korrina by a flock of Noibat, instead on relying on its aura skill to locate her (or let alone stay by her side), it would rather take the hard way and use the stones to find her ''the next day''.
** The fact its aura waves could create force waves that could throw off its opponents is entirely dropped out after it shows in the first episode.
* {{Nerf}}: Let's just say it got a ''lot'' weaker in its final battle than what it could do when in Mega form for the first time. [[ForgotICouldFly Remember those aura waves that could push people?]] Although that could be due to being uncontrollable at the time.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Its eyes are usually red, but when it loses control of its Mega form, its pupils glow a menacing blood red.
* SignatureMove: Its Bone Rush is basically its WeaponOfChoice. It uses it much more often than Power-Up Punch or the recently learned Aura Sphere.
* SimpleStaff: Bone Rush is often used as a staff, sometimes as [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] short staffs.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Lucario can spin its Bone Rush staff to neutralize some attacks.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The episodes that feature Korrina as the GuestStarPartyMember focus entirely on Korrina and Lucario mastering their Mega Evolution. You also barely see Korrina's other Pokémon who are not Lucario.
* StatusBuff: It knows Swords Dance which it uses to increase its physical strength drastically.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Not exactly ''evil'', but its Mega form leaves Lucario with no self-control and fights with primal instincts because of the constant battling it has done, despite the fact it won 100 battles.
* TrueCompanions: To Korrina. The two have been together since childhood.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Lucario has a hard time controlling the overwhelming power of Mega Evolution, leading to extremely violent, irrational behavior.

!!'''Ramos (Fukuji)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minoru Inaba
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Anthony Salerno
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos del Campo

The Grass-type Gym Leader of Coumarine City. He's an experienced gardener.
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He seems to work on a different wavelength to other people at times, specifically the much younger protagonists. When Ash and friends arrive at his gym he holds off the battle because he's just prepared a SpotOfTea and wants them to enjoy it with him; when Ash downs it fast, he asks for help in pulling the weeds, almost oblivious to the youth's impatient frustration. And when he's simply wrenching them out roughly, Ramos halts him to point out the need to not be hasty or he'll miss the bigger picture (in this case, another plant hidden among the leaves). The advice actually helps Ash in his battle, too.
* CoolOldGuy: Ramos is a thoughtful grandpa-like figure, and he also proves to be very wise in regards to life ''and'' battling.
%%* EyesAlwaysShut: Complimenting his easy-going nature.
* FragileSpeedster: His Jumpluff can't take many hits but is fast, especially after activating its Chlorophyll ability (which makes it go faster).
* GreenThumb: Grass, his specialty type.
* HotBlooded: Given his age and seemingly-limitless patience, it's quite a sight to see the final stage of the Gym Battle getting him ''just as hyped as Ash seems to be''.
* LifeDrain: His Gogoat knows both Leech Seed and Horn Leech to recover its health. Strangely enough, despite all the health it recovers from attacking Frogadier, Gogoat still goes quickly down.
* PoisonousPerson: Weepinbell is part Poison-Type and knows Poison Powder, a nasty attack that poisons both, Fletchinder and Hawlucha.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His Jumpluff knows Sunny Day and both it and his Weepinbell have the ability Chlorophyll.
* StatusBuff: His Jumpluff knows Cotton Guard, and both it and Weepinbell have Chlorophyll, giving both of them a massive amount of speed that give Ash's team a lot of trouble.
* TheWorfEffect: Gogoat is Ramos' ace Pokémon, yet it doesn't get the chance to defeat any of Ash's Pokémon unlike every other Gym Leader's ace Pokémon in Kalos (except Olympia who uses two Pokémon in a double battle). Weepinbell's performance actually overshadows Gogoat's.

!!'''Valerie (Mâche)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/SatsukiYukino
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kate Bristol
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Valentina Souza

The Fairy-Type Gym Leader of Laverre City. She is also a well-known fashion designer, having her own clothing shop in the Gym.
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* AdaptationalWimp: Sylveon is Valerie's last and most powerful Pokémon in the games, but here it's the first Pokémon she uses in her battle with Ash and it's defeated rather easily. [[spoiler:It's also her ace in the fight against the Legendary Giant Rock]].
* ChekhovsGun: The dress Valerie gave to Serena is later used in Serena's 2nd performance.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Downplayed. She gives off shades of this due to being a Fairy-Type specialist, speaking to her Pokémon in their language, and having a rather calm and elegantly cheerful personality.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Her specialty type is Fairy-Type Pokémon.
* TheFashionista: A very skilled fashion designer.
* FragileSpeedster: Spritzee isn't particularly sturdy. However, it is quite agile, and very fast even without Trick Room.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Much like her game counterpart in Japanese, she speaks with Kansai dialect. Sadly lost in translation.
* NoSell: Since Fairy-Types are immune to Dragon-Type attacks, her Spritzee easily takes a Dragon Breath from Sawyer's Bagon without a scratch.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She appears to be able to speak to Fairy-type Pokémon using PokemonSpeak.
* UncattyResemblance: Invoked, the furisode she makes are all styled after Pokémon.
* {{Wutai}}: Much like Sanpei above, she is quite distinct for being very "Japanese" in a France-based town. The anime also changed Laverre City from a fairy tale-style village into an outright Japanese-themed town.

!!'''Olympia (Gojika)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasakoKatsuki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Catrin Lloyd Bollard
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Anabel Méndez

The Psychic-Type Gym Leader of Anistar City. She is well-known for her ability to predict the future, which managed to save Kalos from certain troubles.
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* AdaptedOut: In the games she had a Sigilyph and Slowking in addition to her female Meowstic. Here, she instead uses both genders of Meowstic in a double-battle.
* AdaptationExpansion: Managed to have a more distinct role in the anime compared to the games. In the games she just spoke in [[TerseTalker short lines]] while being the 7th gym leader to fight. In the anime, she instead speaks imposing lines, foresees the future Ash has along with his Frogadier, has several apprentices-in-training, and the overseer of an observatory where Psychic trainers can go to meditate and mentally connect with their Pokemon. She managed to predict a disaster occurring in the Hoenn region that allowed Kalos to take safety precautions. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And she managed to thwart Team Rocket's plot without even leaving her gym]].
* AnimeHair: Her purple hair are usually curled and shaped like crescent moons. When she uses her power, they spread out and wave around like tentacles.
* BadassCape: She wears a silver cape that reflects images of outer space underneath. Concept art and the games explain that her cape's space pattern creates zero gravity, which increases her psychic power.
* ClimaxBoss: Olympia served as Ash's final opponent of the X&Y half of the Kalos Saga. Her battle with Ash also foreshadowed what was still to come in XYZ and Greninja's eventual SuperForm.
* CombatClairvoyance: A mild case in which her female Meowstic uses Future Sight, letting her set up an assured, incoming attack.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Of a sort. Her hair is dark purple, but her eyes are light lavender purple (in the games only). It's played more straight in the anime, with her eyes and hair matching colors.
* DualBoss: She uses her two Meowstic against Ash, who in turn selected Frogadier and Talonflame.
* TheEmpath: Has shades of this, particularly towards Ash's Frogadier.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice did Ash manage to turn Olympia's attacks against her; first with the {{Roboteching}} Psyshock/Dark Pulse, and especially with Future Sight.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ash's team was caught off-guard by Future Sight in its first release. During the second time, Ash has Pikachu set up as a metronome to time the attack, so that by the third time Future Sight was cast, Ash was ready to turn it against Olympia's team.
* MeaningfulName: Her English name, Olympia, is inspired by Greek mythology and refers to the Greek gods who reside in the heavenly Mt. Olympus. She just happens to be a famed gym leader, and powerful psychic and seer, with a space motif.
* PowerFloats: She seems to float with her own psychic powers.
* Prophetic Fallacy: The prophecy she gave regarding Ash and Professor Sycamore being involved in a great crisis (Team Rocket trying to steal Anistar's sundial) causes one of her students, Carrie, to go off and attack them assuming they were the source of the threat. It leads to a misunderstanding when the people Carrie tried to attack turn out to be innocent. It's implied that similar incidents happened numerous times in the past.
* PsychicPowers: Like the other Psychic Gym Leaders who wielded this trope before her, such as Sabrina and Caitlin, she exhibits them - from [[{{Seers}} seeing the future/past]], to having [[TheEmpath empathy]] and [[PowerFloats telekinesis]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: She has purple hair, eyebrows, and eyes. She's also a powerful psychic and gym leader, who gives Ash quite a bit of trouble before losing to him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Her psychic visions helped the city of Kalos prepare for the destruction caused by Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, thus saving it from being wiped out.
* {{Roboteching}}: Psyshock and Dark Pulse can curve and home in on the targets, courtesy of the female Meowstic's Keen Eyes ability.
* {{Seers}}:
** Can see into the future, letting her predict things and project the vision to others. For instance, she saw the disaster that would occur in Hoenn (the ones featured in The Strongest Mega-Evolution specials), which allowed the Kalos region to prepare accordingly. Lately she is concerned about "the green flames that will burn down Kalos" with a creature mysteriously shaped like a Z...
** She can also see to the past. This made her explain why Ash's Frogadier was special and how they managed to form a specific form of [[PowerOfLove love]].
** Concept art showed that her special bracelets, when worn by others, will allow them to see their own future as well.
* SignatureMove: Future Sight; for Ash, it's ThatOneAttack in-universe, as he spends most of the battle trying to think up a way to counter it. He eventually does.
* SupportPartyMember: Much like the games, the male Meowstic's movepool (Helping Hand and Lightscreen, with the Prankster ability) is tailored to assist the more offense-oriented female.
* WhatTheHellHero: She and her apprentice Charlene harshly scold Carrie for both misinterpreting Olympia's vision and attacking Professor Sycamore's team and Ash and his friends regardless of their innocence based on her own interpretation.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark purple hair, in her case.

!!'''Wulfric (Urup)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Alston Baley

The eighth Gym Leader in the Kalos region, leading over an Ice-Type Gym in Snowbelle City.
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* AdaptationalBadass: Not that he wasn't badass in games, but in anime, :he's the only gym leader other than Korrina capable of using Mega Evolution - specifically, Mega Abomasnow.
* AdaptedOut: For some reason, in his full gym lineup his Cryogonal is replaced by Bergmite.
* BadassGrandpa: He is visibly of older age, and defeats Ash 3-on-2, [[spoiler:even when Ash's Greninja transforms]].
* BookEnds: Wulfric is this in a number of way when compared to Viola:
** Their battles with Ash involve and ice field.
** They both managed to give Ash a defeat the first time they battle him that sends him into a state of depression that only Serena could help snap him out of.
** They both lost to him the second time, even with a hidden reserved ace up their sleeves.
** They both had Ash getting assistance for battle or training for the rematch, from Pikachu, Talonflame and Greninja.
* BloodKnight: Downplayed, but he is ''very'' eager to face off against the mastered Ash-Greninja and only gets more excited as the battle continues, even if its his Abomasnow that's getting demolished.
* BrokenWinLossStreak: Ash's loss against him marks the first time since Kanto Ash has lost more than one Gym Battle in one region.
* CurbStompBattle:
** He won his first battle against Ash with two of his three Pokémon left intact.
** During their rematch, his Abomasnow gets ''absolutely destroyed'' by Ash-Greninja. Once it Mega Evolves, on the other hand...
* CoolOldGuy: Pun aside, he's a very good Pokémon battler and in spite of his confidence he's very sportsmanlike. He also explains the problem with Ash and Greninja, athough this breaks Ash's confidence ''big time''.
* DemotedToExtra: Avalugg is Wulfric's signature Pokémon in the games and easily defeated Ash's entire team in the first match. It loses its ace position to Mega Abomasnow in the rematch and later on at the climax of the Kalos Saga.
* ElementalArmor: Sharpen coats Bergmite into an icy diamond that boosts Bergmite's attack power.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Avalugg using Gyro Ball. Rather than rolling into a ball like how Valerie's Spritzee did when using this move, Avalugg spins around like a top. It even makes buzz saw sounds! His Bergmite also knows the more traditional Rapid Spin.
* FinalBoss: The final Gym Leader Ash faces, and quite possibly the strongest. During the rematch against Wulfric, Ash is forced to bring everything he has to the table and show how he has bonded with his Pokémon throughout the region. The Japanese episode summary even says Ash has to use all his experience gained thus far.
* GracefulLoser: Doesn't mind losing to Ash at all, and instead congratulates him on qualifying for the Lumiose Conference, while at the same time sternly reminding him that it is his Pokémon who brought him this far.
* GradualGrinder: His Abombasnow has the Snow Warning ability, allowing it to gradually deplete non-Ice Types' health with a hailstorm. However...
* HealingFactor: His Avalugg has the Ice Body ability, recovering health under the same circumstances instead. Coupled with its natural durability, it can endure a beatdown from even [[spoiler:Ash-Greninja]].
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the first match, Abomasnow's role is to setup the Hail to support Avalugg, and Abomasnow is easily defeated by Hawlucha (justified since Flying Press is a devasting attack against Ice/Grass-Types). However, Abomasnow is later revealed to be able to Mega Evolve, giving Ash another hard time in the rematch.
* AnIcePerson: Specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. And he meditates in his ''tanktop'' inside his cold gym while his Pokémon blow cold wind at him. He remains unfazed while frozen in ice!
* KneeCapping: Inflicts this on Ash's Hawlucha, with Avalugg's Gyro Ball grinding against Hawlucha's High Jump Kick.
* MightyGlacier: Pun aside, his Abombasnow and especially his Avalugg aren't very fast, but they can take hits and dish them out like there's no tomorrow.
** Avalugg in particular uses this in its advantage. All of the Pokémon Ash used are very fast compared to Avalugg. Yet one of the major moves Avalugg uses is Gyro Ball - a move that gets stronger if the user's speed is slower than the opponent's speed. It also uses Avalanche, which increases in power when Avalugg moves after its opponent.
* SignatureMove: Avalugg is a frequent user of both Gyro Ball and Avalanche to make up for being a MightyGlacier, while Abomasnow has Wood Hammer.
* StoutStrength: He looks rather chubby and in one scene he is shown being able to lift his Avalugg to its hind legs, with Avalugg weighing in around 1113lbs.
* WorthyOpponent: When Ash-Greninja starts kicking Abomasnow's ass left and right, Wulfric commends Ash and Greninja for their power and admits that he rarely gets to Mega Evolve his Abomasnow.
* SuperMode: Mega Abomasnow, which can even give the fully mastered Ash-Greninja a challenge.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kalos League]]

!!'''Diantha (Carnet)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Vanessa Gardner
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Analiz Sánchez

The Kalos League Champion, and a famous movie star.
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* TheAce: She's both the champion, and a famous actress.
* AscendedExtra: Diantha stands out as the first and only champion in the video game series that doesn't get too much involvement in the plot, let alone the Team Flare story. In the anime, she openly investigates the upcoming crisis in Kalos (first by consulting with Olympia, then trying to find Ash and friends when she finds out they have a role to play). During the crisis itself, she helps in evacuating citizens fleeing Lumiose City, protecting them from Z-2's rampage, and in the finale of the storyline, rallies the Gym Leaders in order to help stop Team Flare's Megalith.
* BackToBackBadasses: During the Team Flare Arc with Champion from the Hoenn Region Steven Stone when buying Ash and Alain time to [[spoiler:rescue Mairin's Chespin from the Megalith.]]
* TheCameo: She and (Mega) Gardevoir make a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'' where they curb-stomp Wikstrom and his Mega Scizor with a single Moon Blast.
* ClarkKenting: This is lampshaded in the second XY opening, which shows Serena fawning over a poster of the actress as an [[PaperThinDisguise incognito]] Diantha passes her.
* CurbStompBattle: As fitting for the Champion, Diantha hands them out like candy and doesn't need to use Mega Evolution most of the time. [[spoiler:The first time she actually has to put effort into fighting an opponent is against a ''completed'' Ash-Greninja Form, and even then Ash and Greninja pass out from the PowerStrainBlackout from fighting her.]]
* FamedInStory: She's a famous actress as well as the most powerful trainer in Kalos. She actually has to resort to ClarkKenting in public situations.
* FinishingMove: Gardevoir tends to end battles with Moon Blast.
* FlashStep: How Gardevoir evades attacks. She flash-steps out of reach of the opponent because she is in sync with Diantha.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of the Summer Camp sub-arc, when the camera moves through the camp's Hall of Fame, you can see a photo of a young Diantha and her Ralts with two friends and their Pokémon.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Gardevoir's secondary type. Her Moon Blast might be her most powerful move.
* LadyOfWar: She and Gardevoir always battle with grace.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: While the games make a [[CaptainObviousReveal half-hearted attempt]] to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion, she's first introduced as such in the anime.
* NonchalantDodge: Given many experienced Pokémon can already handily dodge attacks in the anime, Gardevoir spams FlashStep versions of these like crazy. It was considered a feat that Greninja was able to land a single attack on her at first.
* OhCrap: Gives a few of these when she realizes [[LetsGetDangerous that getting serious]] with Ash-Greninja is now ''too little too late''. The battle was not going well for her, until they had their PowerStrainBlackout. This leaves her to ponder afterwards what this new evolution is.
* PrimAndProperBun: Diantha's hairstyle, which alludes to her refined, mature personality.
* PsychicPowers: Gardevoir's primary type, but she doesn't use Psychic-Type moves a lot.
* SignatureMove: Gardevoir uses Shadow Ball ''a lot''.
* SupportingLeader: Leads the charge of the Kalos Leaders against the Megalith, but ultimately places the duty of saving the whole world upon Ash and Alain.
* SuperMode: Diantha's Gardevoir can Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long and flowy white gown, like her Gardevoir.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As the Champion, she's ''the'' most skilled trainer in the Kalos region. [[spoiler:And while she may be as strong as that description entails, she is also the first Champion whom Ash managed to give a hard time , because of his and Greninja's unique power.]]

!! '''Siebold (Zumi)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Water-types. He is introduced in the first Mega Evolution special.
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* ChefOfIron: He is a Top-class chef in addition to being a member of the Elite Four.
* CurbStompCushion: Alain's Charizard manages to get a few good hits in and endure several as well, but in the end Siebold wins without too much trouble.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He defeats Alain and his Mega Charizard X with his powerful Mega Blastoise while using Water-Type and Dragon-Type attacks, establishing how powerful he is as an Elite Four member. And he doesn't look down on Alain, despite the type disadvantage.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair and is a very sportsman-like person; after defeating Alain, he congratulates him on putting up a good fight.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't Mega Evolve his Blastoise from the start, holding his own against Mega Charizard X with just his regular Blastoise. He then Mega Evolves it to show off how powerful it really is.
* KiAttacks: Mega Blastoise's Mega Launcher boosts Pulse attacks such as Dragon Pulse.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water-Types and is very proud of his Water-Type team.
* MoreDakka: His Blastoise develops a third cannon when it Mega Evolves.
* ManInWhite: Dresses in white clothes, it probably relates to his profession as a chef.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key Stone and Blastoisinite.
* UseYourHead: His Blastoise knows Skull Bash and hits Mega Charizard X on the stomach.

!!'''Wikstrom (Gampi)'''

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Steel-types. He only makes a cameo appearance in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', the 17th movie.
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* TheCameo: In ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction'', he appears in the final section of the prologue along with Diantha. He doesn't get a close-up, though.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His only shown Pokémon is (Mega) Scizor, a Bug-Type Pokémon around the size of a human that has pincers for hands.
* CurbStompBattle: His entire battle with Diantha during their cameo consists of her Mega Gardevoir dodging his Mega Scizor's Shadow Claw and then getting one-shotted by a Moon Blast.
* ExtraOreDinary: Wikstrom is a Steel-Type specialist.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Wikstrom wears an armor because he is a knight.
* PowerPincers: His Mega Scizor has large pincers that can also be described as brutal-looking [[ShearMenace scissors]].
* SoulPower: His Mega Scizor's only shown move is the Ghost-Type move called Shadow Claw, which normally is super effective against Psychic-Types like Mega Gardevoir, but it doesn't hit at all.
* SuperMode: His Scizor can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor and is only shown in that form.
* TheWorfEffect: Being a Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon, Mega Scizor should have the advantage over Mega Gardevoir with its Steel-typing and its Steel- and Ghost-Type moves, but Mega Gardevoir isn't the Champion's ace for show, as it easily defeats Mega Scizor with [[ScissorsCutsRock Moon Blast]].

!!'''Malva (Pachira)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/malva.jpg]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe

One of the Elite Four members of Kalos who specializes in Fire-types. [[TokenEvilTeammate There's more to her]] than being just one of the Kalos League's top Pokémon trainers.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: In the games, she despises the Player Character for defeating Team Flare and seems to have been aware of [[FantasticNuke what]] they were planning. In the anime, she ends up siding with Ash and Alain against Lysandre because she is disgusted by his true plans.]]
* TheAce: She is the final trainer Alain faces in his challenge, and she is easily stronger than the 9 trainers preceding her. Her Houndoom holds the upper hand for most of the battle against Alain's Charizard. As a member of the Elite Four, she may very well be the strongest trainer in Team Flare.
* TheAtoner: Even after helping defeat Lysandre and stopping the Megalith, Malva nonchalantly tells Steven that she'll be taking care of the rest of the Team Flare dissidents, after that of which she'll turn herself over to the authorities.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is close acquaintance of Lysandre, which puts her pretty high in Team Flare Rankings, and she is an Elite Four member to boot. Aside from Lysandre, she is also the only member capable of Mega Evolving her Pokémon.
* BadBoss: PlayedForLaughs. She is very demanding of her Camera crew, who happen to be [[ButtMonkey Team Rocket]] in disguise.
* CoolShades: She wears a pair of transparent violet shades.
* CastingAShadow: Her Houndoom's secondary type, hinting her affiliation with Team Flare who have a preference over Dark-types.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She shows up in the penultimate episode of XY, as a news reporter.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed, but she half-jokingly calls out Lysandre on being a bad influence towards Alain.
** She was completely shocked when Team Flare showed up after the Kalos League and have Z-2 rampage across Lumiose City. [[spoiler:And she ultimately sides with the heroes, even [[BigDamnHeroes saving]] Pikachu, Greninja and Charizard when she and Mega Houndoom show up to aid Ash and Alain against Lysandre.]]
* FinalBoss: Is Alain's final opponent in the 10-man gauntlet during the fourth Mega Evolution special.
* GraceFulLoser: After losing, she teasingly claims that she despises Alain for defeating her before saying that he really is remarkable.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She turns against Lysandre and joins Ash and Alain in their battle against him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Defied. Although Malva was not fully aware of Lysandre's true plan, performed a HeelFaceTurn and ultimately helped save the world from destruction, she does not use any of them to escape punishment for being part of Team Flare. In fact, she states she'll turn herself to the authorities after disbanding Team Flare for good. Given all the above, however, it's unlikely she'll suffer any serious consequences.]]
* NoSell: Base Houndoom has Flash Fire as its ability, allowing it to absorb Fire-Type attacks. Key word being BASE Houndoom, as it loses this ability upon Mega Evolving, which ironically allows Charizard to knock it out with Blast Burn.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite her allegiance to Team Flare, Malva really didn't do anything in the organization's name; the only time we see her do anything on Lysandre's behalf was as a volunteer in the ten-man gauntlet Lysandre puts Alain through. She would probably fit for OrcusOnHisThrone, but she spends half her time onscreen as a reporter, and the other half going up ''against'' Team Flare.
* PlayingWithFire: She specializes in Fire-types.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In true Team Flare fashion.
* TransformationTrinket: Owns a Key stone and Houndoominite.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Despite being an Elite Four member, she is allied with Team Flare. [[spoiler: Eventually [[TokenGoodTeammate inverted]], as she is the only member of Team Flare ''not'' to be evil...or at the very least, [[EvenEvilHasStandards less evil than the rest.]]]]

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[[folder:Team Flare]]
!!'''All of Them'''
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The regional evil organization of Kalos who are the ArcVillain of the XY&Z saga. Unlike the games where their plan revolves around Xerneas or Yveltal, the anime variation has their plan centered on Zygarde.
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* CoolShades: All of the grunts and scientists wear a pair of shades. The female scientists' ones in particular can more accurately be described as an advanced visor. Lysandre usually goes without them, but he dons one for the final battle.
* CrazyPrepared: They actually bother to send a pursuit squad after Ash and Co. when they notice their connection to the Zygarde Core, and when it seems the Core has left them they recall the unit in order to look for it in the zone where it was last traced. This ends up being a mistake, but it's an efficient train of thought.
* DarkIsEvil: They seem to have a preference for Dark-Types.
* EliteMooks: The Team Flare scientists use powerful, evolved Pokémon like Manectric and Liepard and are more likely to engage the protagonists on-on-one.
* EvilerThanThou: Downplayed. While Team Rocket are slowly proving worthier competition than they had assumed, Team Flare are still the more serious, powerful and cold blooded group.
* KnightOfCerebus: Their introduction marks a whole new level of [[DarkerAndEdgier darkness]] that the anime rarely sees. They also go further than any villains before them, wanting the destruction of the world itself.
* MindControlDevice: They use Mega Evolution energy to corrupt and control Pokémon. This works on Zygarde, but Ash and Greninja's bond is too strong to overcome.
* {{Mooks}}: The standard Team Flare Grunts only use unevolved Pokémon like Skorupi and Houndour.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: They are led by a manipulative mastermind and and their long-term intentions are kept secret. They also have a Legal front in the form of Lysandre Labs.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Their superweapon harnesses the power of Zygarde. The effects of the weapon on the island Team Flare is performing experiments from is staggering, in spite of using only ''10'' Zygarde cells. When they unleash the complete version, it can destroy a city as a warmup.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Their red wardrobe and dark-coloured Pokémon are a good indicator of their alignment.
* SmugSnake: With the exception of their Leader and Malva, all of its members are in way over their head when facing the likes of Zygarde or, later on, Ash-Greninja. Even against Team Rocket, they totally underestimate their VillainousValor.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: When they take notice of the groups' connection with the Zygarde core, and their desire to protect it, they start actively monitoring them.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: All of them, Lysandre in particular, are a darker and more formidable threat than anything else in the ''XY'' series.
* ZettaiRyouiki: The female scientists have all Type A.

!!'''Lysandre (Fleur-de-lis)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hideaki Tezuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' H.D. Quinn
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis

The leader of Team Flare.
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, he is a powerful trainer but still falls behind Malva and the rest of the Elite Four, level-wise. Here? He faces down Malva, Ash and Alain ''at the same time''.
* AdaptationDyeJob: His Gyarados is Shiny in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: He genuinely likes his own Pokémon and is capable of Mega Evolution, which only trainers with a close bond to their Pokémon can achieve. He is also a close acquantaince of Malva, doesn't seem to be a bad boss, and appears to legitimately appreciate Alain.
* ArcVillain: Of the XY&Z saga, as the leader of Team Flare.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Aside from Malva, he is the only one in the organisation capable of Mega Evolving his Pokémon. His Pyroar is strong enough to force Alain's Charizard and Steven's Metagross to dodge its attacks, and Mega Gyarados takes on seven Pokémon and faints four before Pikachu finally knocks it down.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Has shades of this, as he himself believes he hasn't lied to Alain at all. Turns out he doesn't believe he is lying.
* BigBad: Of the ''XY'' series as a whole, showing up as early as the end of the first Mega Evolution special, then appearing in all the rest of them before moving on to be the ArcVillain of ''XY&Z''.
* BrutalHonesty: In spite of presenting himself as a warm, fatherly figure he does make it perfectly clear to Alain that he has no time for weaklings.
* TheChessmaster: He successfully manipulates the Hoenn Champion Steven and Alain into delivering him a Megalith, leaving them to battle the Legendary Pokémon. When Chespie frees a Zygarde Core, he does suffer a major unforeseen setback, but turns it to his advantage by using Chespie's resulting illness to motivate Alain even further.
* TheCorrupter: Malva teasingly accuses him of being a bad influence on Alain, but he denies this.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: The clash with his Megalith Zygarde is the most climactic, most high-stakes battle of the ''XY'' series.]]
* {{Determinator}}: To his credit, Lysandre will stop at nothing to realize his vision for a better world. In the end, it takes the two Lumiose Cup Finalists, eight Gym Leaders, two Champions, an Elite Four Member, and a regional professor to momentarily stop his plans, about half of them using Mega Evolutions. [[spoiler: And this only slows him down, with Zygarde Complete itself having to step up the plate to stop him once and for all. Even then, Ash and Alain ''have'' to directly attack him and destroy his control device to secure victory. [[DefiantToTheEnd And even as he is seemingly killed, Lysandre still refuses to acknowledge defeat.]]]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: His final scene has him [[spoiler: being engulfed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer, desperately screaming at his now non-funtional Megalith Zygarde to keep moving.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:After all the research Lysandre and his scientists have made, when Zygarde Complete Forme finally stands before him Lysandre calls it out on hiding such a powerful Forme from him.]]
* DishingOutDirt: His Gyarados knows Stone Edge.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After having Z-2 go on a rampage in Lumiose City, Lysandre announces his plans through television to the whole Kalos region. The Kalos gym leaders are among those who saw the broadcast.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:After Team Flare is defeated and Lysandre seemingly kills himself on Prism Tower, the Megalith (which takes the form of a Golem-like 50% Zygarde powered by Mega Evolution energy) awakens and sets off to finish what they started. [[SubvertedTrope However]], it's revealed that Lysandre is still alive, and takes command of the Megalith when the heroes [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle thought they finally took it down]].]]
* FaceHeelTurn: According to Lysandre himself, he and his scientists were genuine philanthropists in the past (giving ground to him as a VillainWithGoodPublicity presently), but the over-reliance of people to Lysandre's charity efforts is what caused Lysandre to go off the deep end.
* FakeArmDisarm: [[spoiler:He takes direct control of the Megalith using a large device attached to his wrist. After Zygarde steps in to fight the Megalith, Ash, Clemont and Alain use their Pokémon to blast the device with a combined attack, knocking it off his arm. It might have hurt his arm, too, given how it's limp after the attack, but for obvious tone reasons there's no other evidence that he was actually injured.]]
* FakingTheDead: When his Gyarados is beaten, he leaps off Prism Tower to his apparent death. Though the characters are convinced, the viewer might recall that his backpack grants flight.
* FantasticNuke: [[spoiler: His back-up scheme is to have the Megalith collide with the Anistar Sundial to release an explosion that will envelop the entire world.]]
* GodzillaThreshold: Unleashing the Rock Zygarde to collide with Sun Dial, only done so because the original plan of using Zygarde to the destroy the world was foiled.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Lysandre is seemingly killed off on-screen when Complete Forme Zygarde uses Core Enforcer upon the Rock Zygarde he's standing on. The Rock Zygarde is completely obliterated and Lysandre is last seen engulfed by the blast. Steven seems to believe that he's still alive, but Malva admits that she has no idea what became of him.]]
* LastVillainStand: By the time he has to personally ensure [[spoiler: that the Megalith Zygarde collides with the Sundial]], he explicitly acknowledges that there is no way he would survive even if he did succeed, but he claims to be more than willing to die for his vision of a better world.
* LightningBruiser: Mega Gyarados is pretty fast despite its size, as shown by its use of Dragon Tail, and is powerful enough to faint [[MightyGlacier Goodra]] in one shot.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has Alain wrapped around his finger and running errands for him under the pretense that he is conducting research for peaceful purposes. Malva actually calls him out on it, but he claims he hasn't lied to Alain at all.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: He tells Alain to keep quiet about Lysandre Lab's research to Professor Sycamore, as evil people would probably cross Sycamore. He also claims he will harness Mega Evolution energy for peaceful purposes. Both are ''technically'' true from his perspective.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Lysandre's broadcast alerted the Kalos Leaders to his plans, and they head to the badlands to help stop the Megalith before it could reach Anistar City's sundial.]]
* OneManArmy: Being outnumbered 1-to-7 is but a minor inconvenience for his Mega Gyarados. [[spoiler: And then there is his [[EldritchAbomination Megalith Zygarde]], which requires what amounts to an Elite Pokémon army ''and'' Perfect Zygarde to stop.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: For most of XY he never took an active role in Team Flare's activities, letting his grunts, Scientists, Admins and [[UnwittingPawn Alain]] do his dirty work. Even during the invasion of Lumiose City, it was the scientists and Z-2 (in 50% Forme) who are wreaking havoc, and Lysandre only stepped up to the plate when [[spoiler:Ash and Alain and their Pokémon decided to team up and face him.]]
* PlayingWithFire: His Pyroar's primary type. His Gyarados also knows Incinerate.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Takes it even further than the rest of his organisation. It's probably the reason for his Mega Gyarados being Shiny as well.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, and a Non-Family example. In the games he is professor Sycamore's former Pupil, but in the anime their meeting in the fourth Mega Evolution special is explicitly the first time they meet.
* RightHandCat: His Pyroar serves as this when it isn't battling.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes struggle breeds strength, as sees Mega Evolution as Pokémon regaining the strength they lost after being domesticated by humans.
* StartOfDarkness: As he explains to Ash and Alain, he used to be a genuinely benevolent businessman who brought aid to those who needed it. He created Team Flare after those he gave aid to were ungrateful and kept demanding more.
* SuperMode: His Shiny Gyarados can Mega Evolve.
* TraitorShot: There's a stark difference on how he is drawn when he is in front of characters like Alain or Ash and when he is shown to be doing his own goals. Compare these two shots in the same episode where [[http://i.imgur.com/2Kxibsl.jpg he is talking to Ash]] and [[http://i.imgur.com/mS3Jy3s.jpg when he is looking at the Tower]] just right after meeting with Ash.
* TransformationTrinket: His ring contains a Key Stone.
* TransformationSequence: Gets a mundane one when getting ready to face Ash and Alain, by merely having his drones and backpack attach to him.
* UncattyResemblance: His hairstyle seems to be modeled after his Pyroar.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He wants to create a utopia, and to that end he plans to use Zygarde to destroy the old world so he'll have room to do it.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: He is intrigued by the power Ash and Greninja share, asking Ash to explain it to him after the tournament.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Pretty much everyone thinks of him as a benevolent guy, not knowing that he's running Team Flare.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: While he gradually loses his patience with the setbacks he suffers, he nonetheless managed to [[CrazyPrepared prepare]] for these in time. Once Zygarde reveals its complete forme and defies Lysandre's world vision, however, he starts angrily screaming that Zygarde is an [[TheGodsMustBeLazy uncaring protector]] who has grown senile. He REALLY hits his breaking point, however, when Ash and Alain destroy his arm gauntlet, preventing him from controlling the Megalith Zygarde and ruining his schemes, as well as turning him into a sitting duck for Zygarde's final attack. He seemingly dies screaming for his Megalith to keep moving.]]
* VisionaryVillain: He has plans for letting the world die, so that it can start over anew without its flaws.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Shiny Gyarados.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He does seem to genuinely want to make a better world. He just has zero faith in humanity to do that on their own.
* WineIsClassy: Whenever he isn't doing day-to-day business, he is shown to relax by a fireplace, drinking a glass of wine.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he was more than willing to let Alain live and "enjoy" his new world, he nonetheless claims to have no further need for Alain the moment the boy opposes him. Ditto with Malva.

!!'''Xerosic'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Tsuguo Mogami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Abe Goldfarb
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Hugo Hidalgo

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. He is the only male of the group.
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* BigBadWannabe: Sets himself up as Team Flare's new leader. His ambitions are dashed in the span of a single episode.
* BrickJoke: The end result of his battle with Clemont has the latter sending sending him falling through a trap door. In the [=PokeTV=] segment at the end of the episode, Xerosic delivers his report with a bandage wrapped around his head.
* TheDragon: He seems to have authority over the other scientists, and he answers only to Lysandre.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: True to his nature in the games, he shows up after Team Flare's defeat, trying to recollect all the Zygarde cells and finish Lysandre's work.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He doesn't get how Ash and co. can be so strong, until Clemont explains that their friendship makes them strong.
* {{Gonk}}: He is not very charming, to say the least. Especially glaring considering the other Team Flare members are rather attractive.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In his last appearance, he wisely runs whenever he's confronted. When he finally is cornered, he's beaten fairly quickly.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: He normally has a very serious expression, but tends to get enthusiastic whenever he sees Zygarde release its power. The fact his fellow scientists and their underlings are on the receiving end of that power doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest.
* NonActionGuy: The only scientist not involved in field work. When he does battle Clemont, [[CurbStompBattle he loses pretty quickly.]]
* TheOneGuy: He is the only male scientist, and appears to have authority over the four female scientists.
* PetTheDog: His treatment of Clemont as a WorthyOpponent, showing him respect as a scientist and even wishing they were on the same side.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Defied. [[spoiler:After his plan to collect the Zygarde cells is foiled, he attempts to leap from the plane to avoid capture (seemingly without a parachute, but his dialogue indicates he intends to survive the jump). Clemont grabs him with his Aipom arm before he can get away, and he's handed over to Officer Jenny.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Clemont to be this to him.

!!'''Aliana (Akebi)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Rinko Natsuhi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Theresa Bucheister

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the orange hair.
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* AnimeHair: The only Team Flare scientist to fully avert this, as her hairstyle and hair color are both pretty unremarkable by real-life standards.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having a heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Has a Druddigon.
* TheRival: She and Mable have a rather competitive rivalry, as both aspire to be the most prestigious Team Flare operatives.
* YouAreInCommandNow: A non-lethal variant, but after Mable fails her objective to capture Z-2, Aliana gets put in charge of the operation.
* YouShallNotPass: Tries and fails to prevent Clembot and Clemont from entering the Lumiose Gym during Team Flare's invasion.

!!'''Mable (Momiji)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Sayuri Hara
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Laurie Hymes
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Marisol Romero

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the blue hair.
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* TheRival: With Aliana, as both aspire to be Team Flare's top scientists.
* CombatPragmatist: She takes no issue with striking down Zygarde with specialized machines while it is having a heated battle against Alain's Charizard.
* OhCrap: When Zygarde (50%) uses land's Wrath. Both times.
* TheWorfEffect: Her first appearance shows her, her Houndoom, and the grunts serving her getting beaten by a 50%-Zygarde.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has Blue hair, and that's not even getting into her weird, octopus-like haircut. Like the other scientists, her visor matcher her hair color.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket...one scene before the [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.

!!'''Bryony (Bara)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Akane Fujita
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Zoo Zeller

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the green hair.
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* BoundAndGagged: Well, not gagged, but she and Aliana get tied up and left hanging for the police once Clembot defeats them.
* {{Determinator}}: Gets badly hurt in both of her encounters with Squishy, but that doesn't keep her from trying again.
* CombatPragmatism: Both her Liepard and her Bisharp are Dark-Types.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* TheWorfEffect: Her Bisharp gets beaten to show how powerful Squishy's 10%-form is, and her Liepard is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja despite teaming up with Celosia's Manectric.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has green hair and a green visor to boot.

!!'''Celosia (Correa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Karin Nanami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Paquet

One of Team Flare's five main scientists. Of the four females of the group, she is the one with the purple hair.
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* CurbStompCushion: Her Manetric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja, but gets a small hit in to show Ash and Greninja share each other's pain while in the form.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Team Flare is monitoring Ash and Co, she is shown eating a bag of chips.
* OhCrap: When facing Ash-Greninja.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Manetric is an Electric-Type.
* SmugSnake: She is the most outwardly confident of Team Flare's scientists, but she hasn't achieved anything that backs up said confidence. In the end, she doesn't even get the dignity of being beaten by the protagonists or fighting against a Champion, but gets beaten and taken captive by ''the Team Rocket Trio''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Was last shown being defeated and captured by Team Rocket... one scene before the [[spoiler: Megalith Zygare]] causes Lysandre labs to be reduced to rubble. Her survival is dependent on whether Team Rocket or anyone from Team Flare took her outside before that.
* TheWorfEffect: During the battle at Terminus Cave: her Drapion is beaten back by Ash's Noibat to show its increased power. Also, despite teaming up with Bryony's Liepard and a type advantage, her Manectric is easily beaten by Ash-Greninja.
* WouldHurtAChild: She orders her Drapion to use Pin Missile on Bonnie.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple hair and a matching purple visor.
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!!'''All of Them''' ('''Kalos Region'''):
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* BadassCrew: Let's recap them at the end of the series: [[FrachiseMascot Pikachu]], ''two'' Dragon-Types, including a pseudo-legendary, a Badass luchador LightningBruiser, a GlassCannon bird, and the unique SuperMode most powerful Kalos starter. While not even a full team for most of the series, this team, plus Pikachu, has managed to show amazing growth in both in and out of battles. This includes a newly hatched Pokémon making excellent use of its natural ability who eventually evolved to battle a legendary Pokémon and even gain the upper hand. Almost all the Pokémon have been and earn at least one win in a gym (if not they at least did some damage before getting knocked out). Also they seem to do this whenever they evolve, which seems to happen when they see Ash and Pikachu or each other in danger, or on the ropes in a important battle.
** They are the very first team of which all new members fully evolve.
** This team has also so far represented Ash's unbelievable tactics in battle and how they are growing.
** The previews to the Final Rounds of the Lumiose Conference call them Ash's Ultimate Team.
* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler:In the 7-on-2 match against Lysandre on top of Prism Tower, Ash's team slowly whittles down one by one from the might of Mega Gyarados, until Pikachu, Ash-Greninja, and Alain's Charizard are left.]]
* LightningBruiser: They hit hard, they hit fast, and they can tank hits (compared to their game counterparts, of course). Their weaknesses are more on them being specialized at certain things and share similar weaknesses.
** As a bonus fact, all of Ash's Kalos-origin Pokémon (except Goodra, a MightyGlacier) are the fastest Pokémon introduced in [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] (ignoring Mega Evolutions of older Pokémon)[[labelnote:*]]Talonflame being the fastest, followed by Noivern, then Greninja, and then finally Hawlucha[[/labelnote]]. Although, as Ash's powerhouse, it seems that Greninja is much faster than everyone else, even more since the lead-up to the eighth gym battle, where it looks like he's actually [[FlashStep flash-stepping]], a la ''Manga/DragonBall''.
* NotSoAboveItAll: All the evolved Pokémon of the team developed more serious and focused personalities by their final evolution. They retained the occasional comical moment however. Goodra remained rather goofy and emotive, while Noivern, Talonflame and even Greninja are shown giddily dancing during Serena's public Tripokalon.
* RunningGag: Whenever eating a meal, this batch would immediately finish their food post-haste as soon as Ash tells them they're training afterward, disregarding the BalloonBelly they're all sporting.
* TeamShot: The opening scene of XY&Z credits sequence: Hawlucha, Ash, Pikachu and Greninja on the foreground, and Talonflame and Noibat (later Noivern) in the back.
* TenderTears: [[spoiler:This was the team at the time (Hawlucha, Noivern, and Talonflame) when Ash, Serena, Clemont, & Bonnie were preparing to go their separate ways and had to say goodbye to each other]]
* TrueCompanions: They have devoted just as much time bonding with one another and with the Pokémon belonging to Serena and Clemont as they have individually with Ash.

!!'''Froakie (Keromatsu) --> Frogadier (Gekogashira) --> Greninja (Gekkouga)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YujiUeda
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Bob Thompson

One of the starter Pokémon Professor Sycamore intended to give out to new trainers, this Froakie had so far actually rejected every new trainer he was given to. Froakie has a strong sense of justice and can easily see through Team Rocket's disguises. After seeing Ash's determination and willingness to help a rampaging Garchomp, he decides to bond with Ash and become his first Kalos region Pokémon.

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!!'''Clemont (Citron)'''
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* BadassCrew: Let's recap them at the end of the series: [[FrachiseMascot Pikachu]], ''two'' Dragon-Types, including a pseudo-legendary, a Badass luchador LightningBruiser, a GlassCannon bird, and the unique SuperMode most powerful Kalos starter. While not even a full team for most of the series, this team, plus Pikachu, has managed to show amazing growth in both in and out of battles. This includes a newly hatched Pokémon making excellent use of its natural ability who eventually evolved to battle a legendary Pokémon and even gain the upper hand. Almost all the Pokémon have been and earn at least one win in a gym (if not they at least did some damage before getting knocked out). Also they seem to do this whenever they evolve, which seems to happen when they see Ash and Pikachu or each other in danger, or on the ropes in a important battle.
** They are the very first team of which all new members fully evolve.
** This team has also so far represented Ash's unbelievable tactics in battle and how they are growing.
** The previews to the Final Rounds of the Lumiose Conference call them Ash's Ultimate Team.
* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler:In the 7-on-2 match against Lysandre on top of Prism Tower, Ash's team slowly whittles down one by one from the might of Mega Gyarados, until Pikachu, Ash-Greninja, and Alain's Charizard are left.]]
* LightningBruiser: They hit hard, they hit fast, and they can tank hits (compared to their game counterparts, of course). Their weaknesses are more on them being specialized at certain things and share similar weaknesses.
** As a bonus fact, all of Ash's Kalos-origin Pokémon (except Goodra, a MightyGlacier) are the fastest Pokémon introduced in [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] (ignoring Mega Evolutions of older Pokémon)[[labelnote:*]]Talonflame being the fastest, followed by Noivern, then Greninja, and then finally Hawlucha[[/labelnote]]. Although, as Ash's powerhouse, it seems that Greninja is much faster than everyone else, even more since the lead-up to the eighth gym battle, where it looks like he's actually [[FlashStep flash-stepping]], a la ''Manga/DragonBall''.
* NotSoAboveItAll: All the evolved Pokémon of the team developed more serious and focused personalities by their final evolution. They retained the occasional comical moment however. Goodra remained rather goofy and emotive, while Noivern, Talonflame and even Greninja are shown giddily dancing during Serena's public Tripokalon.
* RunningGag: Whenever eating a meal, this batch would immediately finish their food post-haste as soon as Ash tells them they're training afterward, disregarding the BalloonBelly they're all sporting.
* TeamShot: The opening scene of XY&Z credits sequence: Hawlucha, Ash, Pikachu and Greninja on the foreground, and Talonflame and Noibat (later Noivern) in the back.
* TenderTears: [[spoiler:This was the team at the time (Hawlucha, Noivern, and Talonflame) when Ash, Serena, Clemont, & Bonnie were preparing to go their separate ways and had to say goodbye to each other]]
* TrueCompanions: They have devoted just as much time bonding with one another and with the Pokémon belonging to Serena and Clemont as they have individually with Ash.

!!'''Froakie (Keromatsu) --> Frogadier (Gekogashira) --> Greninja (Gekkouga)'''
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->'''Voiced
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->'''Voiced
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-->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Billy Bob Thompson

One of
Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' José Ángel Torres, Humberto Vélez Jr. (flashback as a kid)

The new boy for
the starter Pokémon Professor Sycamore intended to give out to new trainers, this Froakie had so far actually rejected every new trainer he was given to. Froakie has a strong sense of justice XY series, and can easily see through Team Rocket's disguises. After seeing Ash's determination and willingness to help a rampaging Garchomp, he decides to bond with Bonnie's older brother. GadgeteerGenius extraordinaire, his inventions have helped Ash and become his first Kalos region Pokémon.on more than one occasion. He is also the true Gym Leader of Lumiose City.



* TheAce: Ever since his introduction Froakie was one of Ash's stronger Kalos-native Pokémon, even if Goodra and Hawlucha overshadowed it at some points. As Frogadier he virtually never lost on-screen, and after evolving into Greninja, he becomes Ash's powerhouse. Upon completing the Ash-Greninja Forme he achieves something ''no'' other Pokémon belonging to Ash has ever achieved: fight on par with a Champion's Pokémon. Even more impressively, her ''Mega Evolved Ace'' Pokémon.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Gives Fletchling a friendly slap on the head after training for the rematch against Viola.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He was attacked by the other Froakie at the breeding facility for refusing to socialize.
* AppropriatedAppellation: Bonnie [[TheNicknamer coins]] Greninja's SuperMode as Ash-Greninja, mainly from the way that it looked like (in-universe) Ash and Greninja actually had a FusionDance.
* AnimalMotifs: The butterfly for Ash-Greninja. When Ash and Greninja first reached a high level synchronization, the water shroud converged on Ash-Greninja's back to be like a pair of butterfly wings used for gliding before becoming a shuriken. This butterfly form always makes an appearance whenever Ash-Greninja takes shape or whenever he needs to glide.
** And for more emphasis, in episode [=XY&Z28=], Ash tries to save a bunch of Spewpa hanging from a tree from a snowstorm. Ash manages to save four, but the last one fell off from the tree and into the cliff. He jumped down to save it, and he was then saved by Greninja. However it fell from his grip, and so this made both Ash and Greninja trigger their synchronization and them realizing what was missing between them to fully control the form. When Ash and Greninja reconciled, the Spewpa evolved into Vivillon which then flew into the moonlight - essentially a symbolism of Ash-Greninja being "born".
* BackToBackBadasses: Did this with Talonflame during their battle against Olympia and her two Meowstic...and won.
* BadassArmfold: As seen in his current picture, Greninja often starts in this position before a battle, including his transformation into Ash-Greninja.
* BareFistedMonk: Executes Aerial Ace with a [[RapidFireFisticuffs barrage]] of punches and/or kicks, to differentiate it from Cut.
* BelatedBackstory: Olympia provides Ash and friends further insight to Frogadier's DarkAndTroubledPast, some details of which not even Sycamore was privy to.
* BigDamnHeroes: Has plenty of these.
** Froakie is introduced by taking a Electro Ball reflected by Wobbuffet's Mirror Coat which was aimed on Pikachu.
** In [=XY052=], when Clemont and Serena fall from a broken bridge, Clemont is saved by Froakie's frubbles while Serena is saved by Sanpei's Greninja's tongue.
** In [=XY086=], Talonflame gets hit by Moltres' Fire Blast and falls into a pitch of lava. Ash tries to save it by running down the wall and catches it, but both are now falling into the pit. They are saved by Frogadier's frubbles.
* BishonenLine: Crosses this twice. First, Froakie already becomes more humanoid with each evolution. Then, as Ash-Greninja, his appearance is obscured by the water veil surrounding him. Once Ash and Greninja master the forme, the veil compresses into a FuumaShuriken attached to his back, and his UncattyResemblance to his trainer is finally in full view.
* BlushSticker: He would blush like this when someone thanks him.
* BondCreatures: Becomes this with Ash. Due to their close relationship, Greninja is able to synchronize with Ash and acquire the Ash-Greninja, where Ash and Greninja become extensions to each other and feel each other's pain.
* BreakoutCharacter: Greninja's popularity led him to get the Ash-Greninja form and started getting central focus in the XY&Z arc, taking the usual attention away from Pikachu.
* BubbleGun: He knows Bubble. Apparently not anymore after learning either Cut or Aerial Ace.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: He was released by Ash so he can help Squishy and Z-2 to clean up all the corrupted roots from Team Flare's experiment.]]
* CanonImmigrant: He appears in the demo for ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', complete with his SuperMode. From there, he can be transferred to the actual game itself.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Froakie tends to throw himself into the problems of others.
* ColossusClimb: Froakie scales Grant's Onix to finish it off with Water Pulse.
* CombatPragmatist: Uses some imaginative tricks to win fights. Justified, since he is a ninja.
* CombinationAttack: Develops one with Hawlucha, combining Froakie's Cut with Hawlucha's Flying Press.
* ConvergingStreamWeapon: Its giant Water Shuriken uses a variation on this concept in the final battle with Sawyer, absorbing the energy of the various Double Team clones it created to make the Water Shuriken even larger and more powerful.
* TheComicallySerious: Froakie's more serious attitude leads to several humorous interactions. Even then though he has some NotSoStoic moments, usually from his shy blushing. This was downplayed after he evolved into Frogadier and especially Greninja, though was not ''completely'' gone.
* ConfusionFu: Bypasses Wobbuffet's Mirror Coat by throwing his Frubbles (the sticky foam around his neck) to assault it, rather than using an attack move, thus stopping Mirror Coat from working.
* CoolMask: He can make a mask using his Frubbles when he's trying to be stealthy.
* CurbStompCushion:
** [[spoiler:Against Alain's Charizard, Greninja failed to get a single hit in when both were untransformed, but he still managed to keep his foe on his toes and, once both transformed, he managed to get a good hit in. He still lost however. During the rematch, he does a lot better even before transforming.]]
** Noticeably averted during Ash's [[spoiler:rematch against Diantha, given Ash's track record battling Elite Four members and Champions. It starts off with Greninja being unable to hit Gardevoir, but Greninja keeps doing better and better and, after transforming, even takes the lead. When Gardevoir evens the odds by Mega Evolving, Greninja and Ash perfect the transformation, and ''still'' overpower Gardevoir until PowerStrainBlackout kicks in]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast:
** He refused to listen to his previous trainers because he didn't like any of them, leading them all to give him back to Sycamore.
** At the Froakie breeding facility, he preferred being alone to train instead of socializing with the others. When he was asked to join, he politely refused, which was then met with him [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer getting attacked by rest of the Froakie]]. This made him distant towards others despite doing good, and it wasn't until Ash showed him love that made him finally connect to a trainer that understood him.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Against Wulfric's Mega Abomasnow. Him pummeling said opponent into submission is quite a sight to behold.
* TheDayTheMusicLied: During the third battle against Sawyer, ''[=XY&Z=]'' starts playing when it seems Greninja is going to transform again, and when Greninja ''fails'' to transform, it promptly stops playing.
* {{Determinator}}: He seems to have a strong sense of justice and will stop at nothing to uphold that. In his debut episode he took a Mirror Coat-reflected Electro Ball (a super effective attack against it at ''double power'') and remained standing, even turning the tide against Team Rocket for the heroes.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team, like a ninja. He tried to learn Quick Attack, but it ended up being Double Team. They also fit to his ninja theme, since it is common for ninjas to duplicate themselves. Double Team is even called "Kage Bunshin" in Japan. [[spoiler:He also absorbs his doppelgängers into his FuumaShuriken to make it larger, [[RuleOfCool but how that works is not known]].]]
* DragonRider: In ''Volcanion and the Ingenious Marvel'', Greninja rides on Noivern's back to fight the Mega Evolution army.
* ElementalBaggage: Ash-Greninja is often seen drawing his Water Shurikens from the water cloak surrounding him. And the cloak gets completely compressed for the [[FuumaShuriken Fuuma]] Water Shuriken.
* {{Foil}}: Ash-Greninja is this to Mega Sceptile and Mega Charizard X. The latter two need specific items that draw out their inner power and make them Mega Evolve, turning them more beast-like (or dragon-like) than they already are. Greninja doesn't depend on an item to transform and, while Mega Evolution also needs a strong bond, Greninja has to synchronize with his trainer to draw out his inner power and that happens soon after his final evolution; as a result, he becomes more human-like.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Olympia's visions tease Frogadier's evolution into Greninja and his Ash-Greninja Forme.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Greninja's Double Team clones sometimes wind up in the most amusing poses.
* FusionDance: Not an actual fusion, but Ash-Greninja qualifies as one, since both trainer and Pokémon are fighting together in perfect harmony. To give Pokémon Champions grief, its power must be ''off the scale''.
* FuumaShuriken: Ash-Greninja sports one once his water cloak is deactivated. [[spoiler:It grows bigger during his fight with Mega Sceptile and then it grows three times larger when he absorbs his Double Team clones.]]
* HeroicBSOD: When Ash leaves into the forest alone after their loss to Wulfric, he tells a seemingly unconcious Greninja that he feels guilty for Greninja's pain. Greninja was awake the whole time, and goes into the forest to look for Ash, all the whil blaming ''himself'' for failing Ash. Naturally, they get over it by the end, fully mastering their unique transformation while they're at it.
* HourOfPower: The Ash-Greninja transformation is extremely powerful, but takes a toll on both Ash and Greninja, enough to cause Ash to faint during some of his earlier uses. Ash usually compensates for this by saving Greninja for last, since being tired won't matter as long as they win.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Ash doesn't know how to trigger Greninja's SuperMode. Clemont offers to study the two of them to help figure it out. During the battle against Sawyer, Ash actively ''tries'' to invoke the transformation, but it fails. After saving a Spewpa in Winding Woods, Ash and Greninja manage to fully complete and control the transformation.
* HumbleHero: He has an awkward time accepting compliments or gratitude, and tends to blush when put on the spot.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He had a habit of isolating himself from the other Froakie for this reason. When he realized that he can only become stronger through a trainer, but due to his very high expectations, all the novice trainers were unable to tame him and they took him back to Sycamore. Then he met Ash, an experienced trainer who deeply cares for all Pokémon, including those who aren't his own, resulting in Froakie choosing him as his trainer.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Cut manifests into some sort of energy sword (like Greninja in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' water blades), and he usually strikes with a single slash; possibly a direct reference to its Japanese name "Iaigiri". Though he wouldn't mind performing multiple strikes should that attack fail.
* ImprovFu: Froakie is not above hurling nearby apples at his opponent as a distraction.
* InASingleBound: Like the rest of his species, Froakie is a quick, powerful jumper.
* {{Irony}}: A Mirror Coated Electro Ball doesn't take him out immediately and he seems to be fine taking Grass-Type attacks, but he doesn't seem to resist Fire-Type attacks that much.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Once Ash befriended him, Froakie literally ''caught himself'' by activating the Pokéball in Ash's hand.
* KamehameHadoken: How he uses Water Pulse. He charges it with the typical Hadouken pose and fires it like one. Or he smashes it onto the opponent like it's a [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Rasengan]] or he simply throws it.
* LaserBlade: Both Cut and Aerial Ace produces a glowing white sword out of hammerspace for him to use. [[DualWielding Sometimes two.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Greninja is featured among the team's Pokémon in the 2016 anime calendar, and is featured in [=CoroCoro=] September 2015. His Ash-Greninja Forme is also revealed this way.
* LeaveHimToMe: When the group first met Fletching, Froakie insisted on fighting it by himself.
* LeeroyJenkins: At first, and even more so than ''[[IdiotHero Ash]]''.
* LightningBruiser: From his debut appearance alone, he managed to save Pikachu from Team Rocket even after being hit with a reflected, amped-up Electro Ball. Ever since its capture Froakie has been one of Ash's primary battlers, and it won most of its battles. The few times he didn't he was either facing fully evolved Pokémon, Sanpei's Frogadier, or a Gym Leader's ace Pokémon and even then he put up a good fight. Upon evolving into Frogadier, he didn't lose a single on-screen match and actually gave Ash the win at the Coumarine Gym, where his type should give it a disadvantage. As a Greninja, its first act is to fight off an opponent Sanpei's Greninja couldn't even hit. Once it unlocks its Ash-Greninja Forme, he dishes out plenty a CurbStompBattle, even though he is facing quite powerful opponents. [[spoiler:He can throw down with Alain's Mega Charizard X, a Pokémon that has matched and beaten Elite Four-level Pokémon, although it was a CurbStompCushion in Charizard's favour. During their rematch he does much better though.]]
** [[spoiler:Upon completing his Ash-Greninja Forme, even Diantha and Gardevoir actually bother to put effort into fighting him.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: In the past, he preferred to spend his time alone training rather then socializing with the other Froakie in the breeding facility. This loner attitudes led him to be ostracized and eventually attacked.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: In [=XY013=], a rival trainer had her Sylveon use Attract on Froakie. He started acting ''very'' strange.
* LoveRedeems: Before Ash became his trainer, Froakie was an anti-social loner. The impact that Ash has on him changes his out lot though [[HiddenDepths and you can see it with the way he interacts with Ash's other Pokémon.]]
* MakingASplash: A Water-type. He has Water Pulse (and then Water Shuriken) as one of his primary attacks. When in Ash-Greninja forme, he is covered in a cloak of water that becomes a FuumaShuriken.
* MeaningfulEcho: Fresh off their joint HeroicBSOD, Greninja rolls his Pokéball towards Ash, a déjà vu of how, when he was still a Froakie, he showed that he wanted to join Ash's team. This symbolizes Ash's words about him and Greninja "starting over".
* MundaneUtility: When Fennekin's tail gets messy, Froakie uses his Frubbles to clean and shine Fennekin's tail.
* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:The Ash-Greninja forme has similar mechanics, mainly Trainer-Pokémon Synchronization and SuperMode from [[VideoGame/PokkenTournament Ferrum Battles]].]]
* {{Ninja}}: In every sense of the word. He can easily see through Team Rocket's trickery (something that ninjas are sometimes known for), can use his Frubbles for deception ([[SwissArmyWeapon among other things]]), and the natural agility and acrobatics of frogs are often ninja abilities as well. His moveset is also inspired by his ninja motif, as all of his attacks are inspired by ninja techniques/weaponry or samurai techniques (Water Shuriken/Mizu Shuriken, Double Team/Kage Bunshin, Cut/Iaigiri, and Aerial Ace/Tsubame Gaeshi).
* NinjaLog: He used his Frubbles to make a decoy of himself when battling Fletchling, who fell for it. After wards, he learns to use Double Team this way.
* OhCrap: Had a reaction along the lines of "Whoa" upon Grant's Tyrunt using Draco Meteor.
* OpeningShoutOut: [[spoiler:In [=XY&Z024=], during a PowerStrainBlackout that left him unconscious for a period of time, Ash has a nightmare about Greninja leaving him. The backdrop of the dream and Greninja turning to leave as Ash tries to reach out to him are taken straight out of the XY&Z theme (although the scene itself is seen in first-person).]]
* OverlyLongTongue: Greninja's tongue scarf. This was first illustrated when Frogadier began to evolve, opening his mouth and allowing his tongue to grow as part of the evolution.
** He was able to put it to good use by saving Ash from falling off a cliff during a harsh snowstorm.
** Around the same time after going into Ash-Greninja mode, he used his tongue to maneuver around branches that stuck out of the cliffside in order to catch a falling Spewpa. At this point, he and Ash finally perfected this form.
** Greninja uses his tongue to catch people before they fall off dangerous heights.
* ThePowerOfLove: As a Greninja, this is stated by Olympia to be the power behind his special Ash-Greninja evolution.
* PowerStrainBlackout: It seems that prolonged duration of his special form leaves Greninja (and Ash) completely exhausted. [[spoiler:This causes Ash to pass out during the rematch against Alain, and causes ''both'' to pass out against Diantha. Although Ash and Greninja eventually iron out this flaw and use the form without passing out, they still share eachothers pain, if on a more managable level.]]
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Greninja leaves Ash's party at the end [=XY&Z046=] to stay with Squishy and Z2 and protect Kalos with his power.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Greninja's eyes are naturally pink, but his pupils glow red as he begins to transform into [[SuperMode Ash-Greninja]] and remain that way for the duration of the transformation.
* RedHerring: That bit in the opening theme between Ash and Greninja. [[spoiler:Oddly, it does actually happen in the series, but in ''reverse'': it's ''Ash'' who leaves Greninja, thinking that he failed his Pokémon.]]
** [[spoiler: Near the end of the [=XY&Z=] saga, Greninja does leave Ash in order to protect Kalos with Squishy and Z2.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Hawlucha's red. He's calm and collected while Hawlucha is proud and theatrical.
* TheRival: From their first battle, he carries a rivalry with Sawyer's [=Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile=].
* RoundhouseKick: Aerial Ace manifests as a powerful kick attack. A variation exists where he performs a DynamicEntry-style kick rather than the traditional roundhouse.
* ScissorsCutsRock: From his debut, Froakie is able to tank a reflected Electro Ball for a short amount of time, and getting hit by Grass-Type moves is not enough to take him down. A completely different story with Fire-Type moves, however. Ash-Greninja has also defeated Dragon-Type and Grass-Type Pokémon with its Water-Type moves.
* {{Shoryuken}}: During his battle against [[spoiler:Mega Sceptile]], Ash-Greninja uses Aerial Ace to uppercut his opponent and then ends the move with an axe kick (still Aerial Ace).
* SkywardScream:
** Lets out a powerful shout as Frogadier evolves into Greninja.
** [[spoiler:And again when completing the Ash-Greninja Forme against Diantha.]]
* SoreLoser: A downplayed example, where losing to Penelope's Sylveon leaves Froakie a little sullen. This might also have something to do with ''how'' Sylveon defeated him is nothing short of ''embarrassing''.
* TheSpock: He can be quite pragmatic, advising Pikachu to not have mercy on Meowth when he needs help.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Played with. After his evolution into Greninja, he has got more focus in the plot, mostly because of his mysterious form and its unknown potential. While Greninja does get the best battles, he has never defeated more than one Pokémon on-screen in a match since his final evolution and most of the time, he faces the strongest and final opponent when his teammates are down.
* StarterMon: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. While at first it may seem Ash picked Froakie, the whole ordeal about Froakie's flashback and personality makes it look like he chose Ash instead. This is even backed with the revelation of the "Bond Phenomenon" where Sycamore mentioned that Ash-Greninja is only obtained when both trainer and the Pokémon capable of having latent abilities showed deep understanding and love between each other. Froakie already knew about his abilities, he chose Ash because he precisely knew he would be able to utilize this latent ability with him.
* StickySituation: His Frubbles. It was used to both trap Team Rocket and keep a Garchomp in place.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: The Frubbles to a certain extent (and limited to Froakie and Frogadier anyway), Water Shuriken (small, [[SpamAttack spammable]] ones as Greninja and [incomplete] Ash-Greninja, and a FuumaShuriken as the mastered Ash-Greninja), and lastly, Cut taking the shape of a pair of kunai.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Froakie is very proud and likes to maintain a cool and aloof disposition, though he has no problem being friendly with his teammates.
* SuperMode: Gains a unique form on top of his evolution into Greninja due to his strong bond with Ash. This form would be later featured in the seventh generation of the franchise, but it is exclusive only to Greninja. ''Ash's'' Greninja to be precise.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Froakie's Frubbles can be used for just about anything. They can be an adhesive, a cushion, a projectile weapon, molded into a decoy, and so on.
* {{Synchronization}}: As Ash-Greninja, he and Ash mimic each other's movements. What Greninja sees, Ash sees in his mind. When Ash-Greninja is hurt, Ash feels it too. This reaches its climax during Ash's battle with Alain, where Ash passes out from exhaustion due to using the Ash-Greninja Forme. While Ash and Greninja eventually manage to iron out this flaw, they still share each other's pain while in the form.
** Finally given a name by Sycamore called "Bond Phenomenon". It is not exactly unique to Ash and Greninja, but it relies on two things: the Pokémon must possess "latent abilities", and that both the trainer and Pokémon must show deep bonds towards each other.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Every time it transforms into Ash-Greninja, an instrumental version of ''[=XY&Z=]'' (in Japanese) or "Stand Tall" (in the English dub) starts playing.
** Starting from their bonding at Winding Woods where their synchronization has been perfected, the music ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN-QEIf35G4 Ash-Greninja Pays a Visit!]]'' plays - while it is similar to the instrumental version of ''[=XY&Z=]'', its defining tune is the guitar scratch and solo at the start of the music, ultimately acting as the "lyrics" of the song.
* TookALevelInBadass: Upon evolving into Frogadier, he didn't lose a single on-screen match and actually gave Ash the win at the Coumarine Gym, where his type should give it a disadvantage. As a Greninja, its first act is to fight off an opponent Sanpei's Greninja couldn't even hit. Once it unlocks its Ash-Greninja Forme, he dishes out plenty a CurbStompBattle, even though he is facing quite powerful opponents. [[spoiler:He can throw down with Alain's Mega Charizard X, a Pokémon that has matched and beaten Elite Four-level Pokémon, although it was a CurbStompCushion in Charizard's favour. When Greninja rematches Charizard later on, he gives Mega Charizard X a run for his money without transforming himself and actually fights on-par with him upon tranforming, arguably gaining the upper hand, until ''Ash'' faints.]]
** [[spoiler:He can actually force Diantha and Gardevoir to fight seriously after completing his Ash-Greninja Forme, but he and Ash pass out from the effort they had to put into it.]]
** [[spoiler:After mastering the Ash-Greninja Forme, not even Wulfric's Mega Abomasnow has much of a chance despite a serious type advantage.]]
* TransformationSequence: The first few times he transforms into Ash-Greninja, it was instantaneous. A proper sequence (which included shots of his body where the changes take place) is introduced in [=XY&Z13=].
* UncattyResemblance: In his [[SuperMode Ash-Greninja]] Forme, Greninja has a red pattern adorning his head that invokes Ash's red hat, the sides of his head get decorated with spikes reminiscent of Ash's hair, and the markings on the chest area resembles Ash's jacket.
* WhenHeSmiles: As a Froakie, he had a more serious and humourless attitude than his species' usual, but when outwardly happy, it's no less endearing than any other cute pre-evolution. This stays true when he becomes Frogadier and even as Greninja.
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:The orange-colored, giant Water Shuriken was promoted as the one move that would decide the Kalos League in Ash's favor. However, when Ash-Greninja actually uses it as the deciding move, Mega Charizard X shakes it off while his Blast Burn knocks out Ash-Greninja, causing Ash to lose the battle.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Spends most of Ash's 7th gym battle afflicted with paralysis after TakingTheBullet for Talonflame. This nearly cost his team the match a couple of times.
* WrongContextMagic: His unique transformation is very similar to Mega Evolution, but is different in several ways, such as not needing a Key Stone or Mega Stone. Even if it turns out to be a EarlyBirdCameo for a mechanic in future games, this marks the first time no-one InUniverse knows what it is either.
* XMarksTheHero: Ash-Greninja has a number of crosses on his body, most blatantly one on each leg, and one at the back where his Water Shuriken "sticks" to, most likely a visual representation of the aforementioned attack.
* YouWereTryingTooHard: Because the SuperMode is based on love and acceptance, trying to force the transformation purely for the sake of powering up or showing off would cause it to fail. Ash had to regain the state of mind and motivation he initially held for Pokémon training (simply the fact that he had a pure love for Pokémon and battles and wanted to understand them) in order to perfect the synchronized form and Greninja had to abandon its own self doubt.

!!'''Fletchling (Yayakoma) --> Fletchinder (Hinoyakoma) --> Talonflame (Fiarrow)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki (Yayakoma and Hinoyakoma), Kiyotaka Furushima (Fiarrow)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz (Fletchling and Fletchinder), Alex Haynes (Talonflame)

Ash and the gang encounters Fletchling when it stole food from a wild Dedenne. This act angers Froakie who challenged it to a battle, leading to Ash's eventual capture of it. Currently holds the title in the Kalos team as the Pokémon who participated in most of the Kalos gym fights (seven out of eight, missing only Clemont's gym battle).

to:

* TheAce: Ever since AdaptedOut: His Emolga from the games is replaced with a Magnemite. This might be due to Iris having an Emolga during the ''Black and White'' saga.
* {{Adorkable}}: His poor physical condition and obsession with technology, just to name a few of
his introduction Froakie was one endearing quirks.
* AgentScully: Played with. When Clemont gets scared
of Ash's stronger Kalos-native Pokémon, even if Goodra and Hawlucha overshadowed it at some points. As Frogadier he virtually never lost on-screen, and after evolving into Greninja, he becomes Ash's powerhouse. Upon completing the Ash-Greninja Forme he achieves something ''no'' illogical, he tries desperately to explain it from a scientific perspective, if just to relieve himself.
* AngerBornOfWorry: When Bonnie wants to go look for Squishy in the dead of the night and doesn't take "no" for an answer, Clemont briefly has to raise his voice and scream that, if she were to leave, HE would be worried sick.
* AwesomeBackpack: His backpack contains numerous scientific gadgets, including an [[ArtificialLimbs Aipom-Arm]] and an enormous airbag, among
other things. On the downside, it is likely heavy, which makes his lack of athletic physique more apparent.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He basically managed to get a good fight out of Ash & Pikachu with a freshly-caught Bunnelby just by correctly anticipating how the two would battle, [[DidntSeeThatComing but didn't expect Ash to lure him in with Iron Tail to get in Electro Ball at point-blank range]].
* BadassBookworm: He's a GadgeteerGenius, but also a Gym Leader who is exceptionally skilled at
Pokémon belonging to Ash has ever achieved: fight on par battles.
* BagOfHolding: Equipped his backpack
with a Champion's Pokémon. Even function that lets out an enormous airbag.
* BerserkButton: Clemont can get very antsy if you diminish the importance and fascination of technology (even when it's sometimes
more impressively, her ''Mega Evolved Ace'' Pokémon.
convoluted than just doing things manually). In one instance he was even willing to [[NotSoDifferent side with James]] when one of Team Rocket's inventions was debunked as pointless.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Gives Fletchling BigBrotherInstinct: He cares for and protects Bonnie.
* BlindWithoutEm: When Pancham runs off with his glasses, we learn that he can't see
a friendly slap on the head thing without them.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: He borrowed Ash's catchphrase about his excitement of science due to him gone
after training the events of the series.
* BunglingInventor: The Japanese opening shows one of his inventions exploding right in his face. Most of his other inventions are also shown to be less than flawless.
* ButtMonkey:
** Whether its his inventions failing or being the occasional butt of one joke or another, he seems to come out the worst in many situations.
** In [=XY018=], the others needed to trade him to the princess
for the rematch against Viola.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He was attacked by
[=PokéFlute=], but ended up forgetting about him until the other Froakie at the breeding facility for refusing last second. He has to socialize.
put his jumpsuit on a robot as a decoy and escape in his undershirt and underwear, much to everyone's horror.
* AppropriatedAppellation: {{Catchphrase}}:
** "The future is now, thanks to science!"
** When busting out his latest invention: "Clemontic Gear, ON!"
** When dragging
Bonnie [[TheNicknamer coins]] Greninja's SuperMode away from her attempts to find him a wife: "Bonnie, I told you to stop this a million times!" and "This is so embarrassing!"
* CelibateHero: If his reactions to Bonnie's antics are anything to go by, romance is dead last in his list of priorities.
* ChildProdigy: He's managed to accomplish a lot: He's contributed research and developed various facilities that aid in energy production, such
as Ash-Greninja, mainly Kalos' power plant and Lumiose Tower. He also comes up with a number of inventions that rivals UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison (even if most of them end up going haywire). He's also around the same age that Ash is.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In [=XY018=] he has to escape
from the way princess in his underwear, as his jumpsuit was used to dress up a decoy.
* CrazyPrepared: He has some kind of device built for ''every'' situation imaginable.
* CowardlySidekick: Somewhat downplayed. While not as brave as either Ash or Bonnie, Clemont does stand up. This is one of the reasons why he joined Ash's journey, to become a better person.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As clumsy and adorkable as he can be, he is not one to mess with when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* ElementalHair: A blond, lightning bolt-shaped cowlick to suit an Electric specialist.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted. Being a bungling and somewhat weedy strategist with a penchant for wacky inventions
that it looked like (in-universe) don't always handle well, he makes something of a Good Counterpart to the Team Rocket trio that appeared before him. Games of one-upmanship with their gadgetry has sometimes occurred, with Clemont sometimes even shown to be impressed by their work. For an added bonus, one of Clemont's bungled inventions even sent him "blasting off".
* ForScience: "FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!"
* GadgeteerGenius: He's an inventor and keeps a number of useful gadgets in his backpack (although they [[BunglingInventor backfire some of the time]]). To his credit, many of his gadgets ''do'' perform the task they're supposed to, just with the downside of malfunctioning and exploding straight afterwards. He also develops a gadget that assists
Ash and Greninja actually had a FusionDance.
[[spoiler:in mastering their unique SuperMode]].
* AnimalMotifs: The butterfly for Ash-Greninja. When Ash and Greninja first reached a high level synchronization, {{Hammerspace}}: As usual, it is left up to the water shroud converged on Ash-Greninja's back viewer's imagination as to be like a pair of butterfly wings used for gliding before becoming a shuriken. This butterfly form always makes an appearance whenever Ash-Greninja takes shape or whenever he needs to glide.
** And for more emphasis, in episode [=XY&Z28=], Ash tries to save a bunch of Spewpa hanging from a tree from a snowstorm. Ash
how Clemont manages to save four, but carry around all those machines.
* HeroWorshipper: In
the last one fell off from first few points of the tree series, he expressed his amazement in Ash's abilities and his desire to also be able to get into the cliff. He jumped down to save it, thick of things for others. Ash by amusing contrast is athletically strong and he was then saved by Greninja. However it fell from his grip, BookDumb, and so this made both Ash takes complete amazement in Clemont's inventions.
* IdiotHair: He has a lightning bolt-shaped ahoge,
and Greninja trigger their synchronization and them realizing what was missing between them to fully control the form. When Ash and Greninja reconciled, the Spewpa evolved into Vivillon which then flew into the moonlight - essentially a symbolism of Ash-Greninja being "born".
* BackToBackBadasses: Did this with Talonflame during their battle against Olympia and her two Meowstic...and won.
* BadassArmfold: As seen in his current picture, Greninja often starts in this position before a battle, including his transformation into Ash-Greninja.
* BareFistedMonk: Executes Aerial Ace with a [[RapidFireFisticuffs barrage]] of punches and/or kicks, to differentiate it from Cut.
* BelatedBackstory: Olympia provides Ash and friends further insight to Frogadier's DarkAndTroubledPast, some details of which not even Sycamore was privy to.
* BigDamnHeroes: Has plenty of these.
** Froakie is introduced by taking a Electro Ball reflected by Wobbuffet's Mirror Coat which was aimed on Pikachu.
** In [=XY052=], when
while Clemont and Serena fall from a broken bridge, Clemont himself is saved by Froakie's frubbles while Serena quite intelligent, he is saved by Sanpei's Greninja's tongue.
** In [=XY086=], Talonflame gets hit by Moltres' Fire Blast and falls into a pitch of lava. Ash tries
prone to save it by running down the wall and catches it, but both are now falling into the pit. They are saved by Frogadier's frubbles.
* BishonenLine: Crosses this twice. First, Froakie already becomes more humanoid with each evolution. Then, as Ash-Greninja, his appearance is obscured by the water veil surrounding him. Once Ash and Greninja master the forme, the veil compresses into a FuumaShuriken attached to his back, and his UncattyResemblance to his trainer is finally in full view.
* BlushSticker: He would blush like this when someone thanks him.
* BondCreatures: Becomes this with Ash. Due to their close relationship, Greninja is able to synchronize with Ash and acquire the Ash-Greninja,
silly situations where Ash and Greninja become extensions to each other and feel each other's pain.
his machines unexpectedly backfire.
* BreakoutCharacter: Greninja's popularity led IncomingHam: If he's showing off one of his inventions [[ChewingtheScenery don't expect him to get leave any scenery for the Ash-Greninja form and started getting central focus in the XY&Z arc, taking the usual attention away from Pikachu.
* BubbleGun: He knows Bubble. Apparently not anymore after learning either Cut or Aerial Ace.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: He was released by Ash so he can help Squishy and Z-2 to clean up all the corrupted roots from Team Flare's experiment.
rest of us.]]
* CanonImmigrant: He appears in the demo for ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', complete with his SuperMode. From there, he can be transferred to the actual game itself.
ImageSong: "Kirakira"[[labelnote:*]]Shining[[/labelnote]] sung by Tomohisa Sako. Has been used as an insert song.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Froakie tends to throw himself ImagineSpotting: In [=PokeTV=], Bonnie once fantasized about Dedenne transforming into ''Bonnie''-Dedenne and inflicting paralysis to Clemont via Nuzzle. Clemont's BlueWithShock reaction implies that he saw the problems whole thing.
* KingIncognito: Or rather Gym Leader Incognito. A definite case
of others.
* ColossusClimb: Froakie scales Grant's Onix to finish it off with Water Pulse.
* CombatPragmatist: Uses some imaginative tricks to win fights. Justified, since he is a ninja.
* CombinationAttack: Develops one with Hawlucha, combining Froakie's Cut with Hawlucha's Flying Press.
* ConvergingStreamWeapon: Its giant Water Shuriken uses a variation on this concept in
ItWasHisSled if you've played the final battle with Sawyer, absorbing the energy of the various Double Team clones it [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY associated games]]. Turns out he created to make a robot that turned on him and kicked him out of the Water Shuriken even larger Gym because he programmed it badly and more powerful.
* TheComicallySerious: Froakie's more serious attitude leads
mistimed when to several humorous interactions. Even then though he has some NotSoStoic moments, usually from his shy blushing. This was downplayed enter the override passcode.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: [=PokeTV=] 42 showcases the Kalos Gym Leaders, [[spoiler:obviously tying into their BigDamnHeroes in the same episode.]] The order is the same sequence the player must fight them in the games, although Lumiose Gym is depicted last,
after Snowbelle. And the gym leader is...''Clembot''. Clemont complains why he evolved into Frogadier and especially Greninja, though was not ''completely'' gone.
isn't included in the lineup at all.
* ConfusionFu: Bypasses Wobbuffet's Mirror Coat by throwing his Frubbles (the sticky foam around his neck) to assault it, rather than using an attack move, thus stopping Mirror Coat from working.
* CoolMask: He can make a mask using his Frubbles when
LateArrivalSpoiler: If you've played the game, you should already know that he's trying to be stealthy.
* CurbStompCushion:
** [[spoiler:Against Alain's Charizard, Greninja failed to get a single hit in when both were untransformed, but he still managed to keep
the gym leader of Lumiose City. [[SpoilerOpening The opening also shows his foe on his toes and, once both transformed, he managed to get a good hit in. He still lost however. During silhouette in the rematch, he does a lot better even before transforming.lineup with the other regional gym leaders.]]
** Noticeably averted during Ash's [[spoiler:rematch against Diantha, given Ash's track record battling Elite Four members * MassOhCrap: His malfunctioning inventions would often result in this. In "A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!", all the human protagonists ''and'' ALL their Pokémon were scrambling to get as far away as possible.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: He
and Champions. It starts off with Greninja being unable to hit Gardevoir, but Greninja keeps doing better and better and, after transforming, even takes Bonnie first appear walking behind Ash before he enters the lead. When Gardevoir evens the odds by Mega Evolving, Greninja and Ash perfect the transformation, and ''still'' overpower Gardevoir until PowerStrainBlackout kicks in]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast:
** He refused to listen to his previous trainers because he didn't like any of them, leading them all to give him back to Sycamore.
** At the Froakie breeding facility, he preferred being alone to train instead of socializing with the others. When he was asked to join, he politely refused, which was then met with him [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer getting attacked by rest of the Froakie]]. This made him distant towards others despite doing good, and it wasn't until Ash showed him love that made him finally connect to a trainer that understood him.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Against Wulfric's Mega Abomasnow. Him pummeling said opponent into submission is quite a sight to behold.
* TheDayTheMusicLied: During the third battle against Sawyer, ''[=XY&Z=]'' starts playing when it seems Greninja is going to transform again, and when Greninja ''fails'' to transform, it promptly stops playing.
* {{Determinator}}: He seems to have a strong sense of justice and will stop at nothing to uphold that. In his debut episode he took a Mirror Coat-reflected Electro Ball (a super effective attack against it at ''double power'') and remained standing, even turning the tide against Team Rocket for the heroes.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team, like a ninja. He tried to learn Quick Attack, but it ended up being Double Team. They also fit to his ninja theme, since it is common for ninjas to duplicate themselves. Double Team is even called "Kage Bunshin" in Japan. [[spoiler:He also absorbs his doppelgängers into his FuumaShuriken to make it larger, [[RuleOfCool but how that works is not known]].
Prism Tower. [[{{Foreshadowing}} And they're depressed over something, too.]]
* DragonRider: In ''Volcanion MeaningfulName: His Japanese and the Ingenious Marvel'', Greninja rides on Noivern's back to fight the Mega Evolution army.
* ElementalBaggage: Ash-Greninja is often seen drawing his Water Shurikens from the water cloak surrounding him. And the cloak gets completely compressed for the [[FuumaShuriken Fuuma]] Water Shuriken.
* {{Foil}}: Ash-Greninja is this to Mega Sceptile and Mega Charizard X. The latter two need specific items that draw out their inner power and make them Mega Evolve, turning them more beast-like (or dragon-like) than they already are. Greninja doesn't depend on an item to transform and, while Mega Evolution also needs a strong bond, Greninja has to synchronize with his trainer to draw out his inner power and that happens soon after his final evolution; as a result, he becomes more human-like.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Olympia's visions tease Frogadier's evolution into Greninja and his Ash-Greninja Forme.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Greninja's Double Team clones sometimes wind up in the most amusing poses.
* FusionDance: Not an actual fusion, but Ash-Greninja qualifies as one, since both trainer and Pokémon are fighting together in perfect harmony. To give Pokémon Champions grief, its power must be ''off the scale''.
* FuumaShuriken: Ash-Greninja sports one once his water cloak is deactivated. [[spoiler:It grows bigger during his fight with Mega Sceptile and then it grows three times larger when he absorbs his Double Team clones.]]
* HeroicBSOD: When Ash leaves into the forest alone after their loss to Wulfric, he tells a seemingly unconcious Greninja that he feels guilty for Greninja's pain. Greninja was awake the whole time, and goes into the forest to look for Ash, all the whil blaming ''himself'' for failing Ash. Naturally, they get over it by the end, fully mastering their unique transformation while they're at it.
* HourOfPower: The Ash-Greninja transformation is extremely powerful, but takes a toll on both Ash and Greninja, enough to cause Ash to faint during some of his earlier uses. Ash usually compensates for this by saving Greninja for last, since being tired won't matter as long as they win.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Ash doesn't know how to trigger Greninja's SuperMode. Clemont offers to study the two of them to help figure it out. During the battle against Sawyer, Ash actively ''tries'' to invoke the transformation, but it fails. After saving a Spewpa in Winding Woods, Ash and Greninja manage to fully complete and control the transformation.
* HumbleHero: He has an awkward time accepting compliments or gratitude, and tends to blush when put on the spot.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He had a habit of isolating himself from the other Froakie for this reason. When he realized that he can only become stronger through a trainer, but due to his very high expectations, all the novice trainers were unable to tame him and they took him back to Sycamore. Then he met Ash, an experienced trainer who deeply cares for all Pokémon, including those who aren't his own, resulting in Froakie choosing him as his trainer.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Cut manifests into some sort of energy sword (like Greninja in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' water blades), and he usually strikes with a single slash; possibly a direct
English names reference lemons [[note]]"Citron" is french for lemon. C'''lemon'''t[[/note]] as well as certain electrical terms.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: He returns
to its Japanese name "Iaigiri". Though he wouldn't mind performing multiple strikes should the Lumiose Gym a few episodes before his and Ash's match. The in between episodes dedicate a minute or two showing what he's doing in that attack fail.
time.
* ImprovFu: Froakie is not above hurling nearby apples at MissingMom: His father, Meyer was introduced in [=XY009=], but his opponent as a distraction.
* InASingleBound: Like the rest of his species, Froakie is a quick, powerful jumper.
* {{Irony}}: A Mirror Coated Electro Ball doesn't take him out immediately and he seems to be fine taking Grass-Type attacks, but he
mother doesn't seem to resist Fire-Type attacks be present, not even a photo, flashback, fantasy, or cameo was shown.
* MissionControl: For a brief time, he invented a Mini-Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja's pulse during battle.
* NiceGuy: Clemont has been shown to be very kind and polite, maybe even a bit of a pushover at times.
* NoOSHACompliance: See Clembot's entry. Note
that much.
this wasn't intentional on Clemont's part, either.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Once Ash befriended him, Froakie literally ''caught himself'' by activating the Pokéball NonActionGuy: In terms of his physical ability, but being a gym leader, he is certainly no pushover in Ash's hand.
* KamehameHadoken: How he uses Water Pulse. He charges it with the typical Hadouken pose and fires it like one. Or he smashes it onto the opponent like it's a [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Rasengan]] or he simply throws it.
* LaserBlade: Both Cut and Aerial Ace produces a glowing white sword out of hammerspace for him to use. [[DualWielding Sometimes two.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Greninja is featured among the team's
Pokémon in the 2016 anime calendar, and is featured in [=CoroCoro=] September 2015. His Ash-Greninja Forme is also revealed battles.
* OutOfFocus: Clemont suffered
this way.
* LeaveHimToMe: When the group first met Fletching, Froakie insisted on fighting it by himself.
* LeeroyJenkins: At first, and even more so than ''[[IdiotHero Ash]]''.
* LightningBruiser: From his debut appearance alone, he managed to save Pikachu from Team Rocket even
big time after being hit with a reflected, amped-up Electro Ball. Ever since its capture Froakie his Gym Battle was over. It's come to the point his ''little sister'' has been one of Ash's primary battlers, and it won most of its battles. The few times he didn't he was either facing fully evolved Pokémon, Sanpei's Frogadier, or a Gym Leader's ace Pokémon and even then he put up a good fight. Upon evolving into Frogadier, he didn't lose a single on-screen match and actually gave Ash the win at the Coumarine Gym, where his type should give it a disadvantage. As a Greninja, its first act is to fight off an opponent Sanpei's Greninja couldn't even hit. Once it unlocks its Ash-Greninja Forme, he dishes out plenty a CurbStompBattle, even though he is facing quite powerful opponents. [[spoiler:He can throw down with Alain's Mega Charizard X, a Pokémon that has matched and beaten Elite Four-level Pokémon, although it was a CurbStompCushion in Charizard's favour. During their rematch more episodes than he does much better though.]]
** [[spoiler:Upon completing
[[UpToEleven (and his Ash-Greninja Forme, even Diantha and Gardevoir actually bother to put effort into fighting him.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: In the past, he preferred to spend his time alone training rather then socializing with the other Froakie in the breeding facility.
own ''Chespin'')]]. This loner attitudes led him is due to be ostracized and eventually attacked.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: In [=XY013=],
Clemont lacking a rival trainer had her Sylveon use Attract on Froakie. He started acting ''very'' strange.
* LoveRedeems: Before Ash became his trainer, Froakie was an anti-social loner. The impact that Ash has on him changes his out lot though [[HiddenDepths and you can see it with the way he interacts with Ash's other Pokémon.]]
* MakingASplash: A Water-type. He has Water Pulse (and then Water Shuriken) as one
personal goal of his primary attacks. When own other than just trying to be like Ash. He still gets a few focus episodes and does contribute to the overall group dynamic, but that's it.
* PerformanceAnxiety: He can become very camera-shy if he's put on the spot.
* PhraseCatcher: His inventions always get the line "Science is so amazing!" from Ash.
* PlayfulHacker: His Aipom Arm is able to effortlessly hack into a secured backdoor of the Prism Tower. Given the tower doubles as ''his'' Gym, it makes sense.
* PromotedToParent: Clemont has had to scold Bonnie, remind her of her manners, and essentially acts as her caretaker. She even directly asks for his permission
in Ash-Greninja forme, he is covered in a cloak of water that becomes a FuumaShuriken.
* MeaningfulEcho: Fresh off
order to "keep" Dedenne as her future Pokémon. Subverted by their joint HeroicBSOD, Greninja rolls father being around, making Clemont more Bonnie's (mostly willing) caretaker than anything else. However, their father seems to be working all day and [[ActionDad all night]].
* PunnyName: His "Sticky Never Give Up Machine" is a [[FunWithHomophones very lame pun]] in Japanese; "neba neba" means "sticky", but also sounds like "never never."
* RobotMe: Clembot, if it wasn't obvious from the name, was made in
his Pokéball towards Ash, a déjà vu of how, when he was still a Froakie, he showed that he wanted likeness. Clemont would later build another, smaller Clembot to join Ash's team. This symbolizes Ash's words about him monitor Ash and Greninja "starting over".
in battle.
* MundaneUtility: When Fennekin's tail gets messy, Froakie RockBeatsLaser: Almost literally. In [=XY007=], after Team Rocket tries to capture all the Rhyhorn, the controller for the cages is dropped after Fennekin uses Ember. Clemont dives on the remote with a rock and smashes it.
-->''"FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!!!"''
* RunningGag:
** Any time he shows off an invention, which is followed by him boasting about it and revealing its often stupid name, which is followed by Bonnie going all DeadpanSnarker on it, ''which'' is followed by Ash commenting "Science is SO amazing!", [[OverlyLongGag which is followed by Serena either staring blankly at it]] or [[UpToEleven asking for more info]].
** His inventions working well, only to inevitably explode in
his Frubbles to clean and shine Fennekin's tail.
* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:The Ash-Greninja forme has similar mechanics, mainly Trainer-Pokémon Synchronization and SuperMode from [[VideoGame/PokkenTournament Ferrum Battles]].]]
* {{Ninja}}: In every sense of
everyone else's faces, leaving them with [[FunnyAfro Funny Afros]]. [[BoringButPractical The only time this does not happen is in [=XY028=] when the word. invention is used to evenly cut open a slice of cake]].
**
He can easily see through is also the victim of Bonnie's frequent attempts to find him a wife. In an inverse of how the gag worked with Brock, Clemont drags Bonnie away instead.
** His lack of athletic skill. Usually, it's shown by always being the last to arrive after the rest of his companions.
** He also sometimes annoys the others by complimenting one of
Team Rocket's trickery (something that ninjas are sometimes known for), can use his Frubbles for deception ([[SwissArmyWeapon among other things]]), and the natural agility and acrobatics inventions.
** Do not put him in front
of frogs are often ninja abilities as well. His moveset is also inspired by his ninja motif, as all of his attacks are inspired by ninja techniques/weaponry or samurai techniques (Water Shuriken/Mizu Shuriken, Double Team/Kage Bunshin, Cut/Iaigiri, and Aerial Ace/Tsubame Gaeshi).
* NinjaLog: He used his Frubbles to make
a decoy of himself camera. Even when battling Fletchling, who fell for it. After wards, he learns isn't the one in focus, he tends to use Double Team freeze up.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His glasses shine in
this way.
* OhCrap: Had a reaction along the lines of "Whoa" upon Grant's Tyrunt using Draco Meteor.
* OpeningShoutOut: [[spoiler:In [=XY&Z024=], during a PowerStrainBlackout that left him unconscious for a period of
manner from time to time, instead of being OpaqueNerdGlasses 100% like his video game counterpart.
* ScienceHero: Whereas
Ash solves his problems through sheer tenacity, Clemont has a nightmare about Greninja leaving him. variety of inventions to rely on for any situation.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan:
The backdrop of the dream and Greninja turning Sensitive Guy to leave as Ash tries to reach out to him are taken straight out of the XY&Z theme (although the scene itself is seen in first-person).]]
* OverlyLongTongue: Greninja's tongue scarf. This was first illustrated when Frogadier began to evolve, opening his mouth and allowing his tongue to grow as part of the evolution.
** He was able to put it to good use by saving Ash from falling off a cliff during a harsh snowstorm.
** Around the same time after going into Ash-Greninja mode, he used his tongue to maneuver around branches that stuck out of the cliffside in order to catch a falling Spewpa. At this point, he and Ash finally perfected this form.
** Greninja uses his tongue to catch people before they fall off dangerous heights.
* ThePowerOfLove: As a Greninja, this is stated by Olympia to be the power behind his special Ash-Greninja evolution.
* PowerStrainBlackout: It seems that prolonged duration of his special form leaves Greninja (and Ash) completely exhausted. [[spoiler:This causes Ash to pass out during the rematch against Alain, and causes ''both'' to pass out against Diantha. Although Ash and Greninja eventually iron out this flaw and use the form without passing out, they still share eachothers pain, if on a more managable level.]]
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Greninja leaves
Ash's party at Manly Man.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Has
the end [=XY&Z046=] to stay with Squishy same goofy grin and Z2 awkward run as his sister. Also, in episode 78, he appears to have the same emotional OcularGushers like his father.
* ShockAndAwe: His specialty as a Gym Leader is Electric-Types.
* TheSmartGuy: Is the team's resident technology expert
and protect Kalos a ScienceHero.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: He built the Clembot to mind the gym while he's away. At one point it malfunctioned and locked him out of his own gym, but
with his power.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Greninja's eyes are naturally pink, but his pupils glow red as
friend's help, he begins managed to transform into [[SuperMode Ash-Greninja]] and remain that way for the duration of the transformation.
* RedHerring: That bit
beat it in the opening theme between Ash and Greninja. [[spoiler:Oddly, it does actually happen in the series, but in ''reverse'': it's ''Ash'' who leaves Greninja, thinking that he failed his Pokémon.]]
** [[spoiler: Near the end of the [=XY&Z=] saga, Greninja does leave Ash in order to protect Kalos with Squishy and Z2.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Hawlucha's red. He's calm and collected while Hawlucha is proud and theatrical.
* TheRival: From their first battle, he carries a rivalry with Sawyer's [=Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile=].
* RoundhouseKick: Aerial Ace manifests as a powerful kick attack. A variation exists where he performs a DynamicEntry-style kick rather than the traditional roundhouse.
* ScissorsCutsRock: From his debut, Froakie is able to tank a reflected Electro Ball for a short amount of time, and getting hit by Grass-Type moves is not enough to take him down. A completely different story with Fire-Type moves, however. Ash-Greninja has also defeated Dragon-Type and Grass-Type Pokémon with its Water-Type moves.
* {{Shoryuken}}: During his battle against [[spoiler:Mega Sceptile]], Ash-Greninja uses Aerial Ace to uppercut his opponent and then ends the move with an axe kick (still Aerial Ace).
* SkywardScream:
** Lets out a powerful shout as Frogadier evolves into Greninja.
** [[spoiler:And again when completing the Ash-Greninja Forme against Diantha.]]
* SoreLoser: A downplayed example, where losing to Penelope's Sylveon leaves Froakie a little sullen. This might also have something to do with ''how'' Sylveon defeated him is nothing short of ''embarrassing''.
* TheSpock: He can be quite pragmatic, advising Pikachu to not have mercy on Meowth when he needs help.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Played with. After his evolution into Greninja, he has got more focus in the plot, mostly because of his mysterious form and its unknown potential. While Greninja does get the best battles, he has never defeated more than one Pokémon on-screen in a match since his final evolution and most of the time, he faces the strongest and final opponent when his teammates are down.
* StarterMon: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. While at first it may seem Ash picked Froakie, the whole ordeal about Froakie's flashback and personality makes it look like he chose Ash instead. This is even backed with the revelation of the "Bond Phenomenon" where Sycamore mentioned that Ash-Greninja is only obtained when both trainer and the Pokémon capable of having latent abilities showed deep understanding and love between each other. Froakie already knew about his abilities, he chose Ash because he precisely knew he would be able to utilize this latent ability with him.
* StickySituation: His Frubbles. It was used to both trap Team Rocket and keep a Garchomp in place.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: The Frubbles to a certain extent (and limited to Froakie and Frogadier anyway), Water Shuriken (small, [[SpamAttack spammable]] ones as Greninja and [incomplete] Ash-Greninja, and a FuumaShuriken as the mastered Ash-Greninja), and lastly, Cut taking the shape of a pair of kunai.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Froakie is very proud and likes to maintain a cool and aloof disposition, though he has no problem being friendly with his teammates.
* SuperMode: Gains a unique form on top of his evolution into Greninja due to his strong bond with Ash. This form would be later featured in the seventh generation of the franchise, but it is exclusive only to Greninja. ''Ash's'' Greninja to be precise.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Froakie's Frubbles can be used for just about anything. They can be an adhesive, a cushion, a projectile weapon, molded into a decoy, and so on.
* {{Synchronization}}: As Ash-Greninja, he and Ash mimic each other's movements. What Greninja sees, Ash sees in his mind. When Ash-Greninja is hurt, Ash feels it too. This reaches its climax during Ash's battle with Alain, where Ash passes out from exhaustion due to using the Ash-Greninja Forme. While Ash and Greninja eventually manage to iron out this flaw, they still share each other's pain while in the form.
** Finally given a name by Sycamore called "Bond Phenomenon". It is not exactly unique to Ash and Greninja, but it relies on two things: the Pokémon must possess "latent abilities", and that both the trainer and Pokémon must show deep bonds towards each other.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Every time it transforms into Ash-Greninja, an instrumental version of ''[=XY&Z=]'' (in Japanese) or "Stand Tall" (in the English dub) starts playing.
** Starting from their bonding at Winding Woods where their synchronization has been perfected, the music ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN-QEIf35G4 Ash-Greninja Pays a Visit!]]'' plays - while it is similar to the instrumental version of ''[=XY&Z=]'', its defining tune is the guitar scratch and solo at the start of the music, ultimately acting as the "lyrics" of the song.
* TookALevelInBadass: Upon evolving into Frogadier, he didn't lose a single on-screen match and actually gave Ash the win at the Coumarine Gym, where his type should give it a disadvantage. As a Greninja, its first act is to fight off an opponent Sanpei's Greninja couldn't even hit. Once it unlocks its Ash-Greninja Forme, he dishes out plenty a CurbStompBattle, even though he is facing quite powerful opponents. [[spoiler:He can throw down with Alain's Mega Charizard X,
a Pokémon battle and reprogram it to run the gym properly.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The bespectacled Clemont is apparently quite the inventor, creating many ingenious, and occasionally unorthodox, devices.
* SquishyWizard: What he excels in intelligence, he lacks physically. It is made apparent right in the second episode
that has matched he is out of shape. Whenever the gang are running, Clemont always tails behind being short of breath.Lugging around that heavy AwesomeBackpack of his doesn't help. Bonnie calls him out on this many times.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Clemont's inventions will ''always'' malfunction
and beaten Elite Four-level Pokémon, although it was a CurbStompCushion in Charizard's favour. When Greninja rematches Charizard later on, he gives Mega Charizard X a run for his money without transforming himself and actually fights on-par with him upon tranforming, arguably gaining the upper hand, until ''Ash'' faints.]]
** [[spoiler:He can actually force Diantha and Gardevoir to fight seriously after completing his Ash-Greninja Forme,
explode, but he and Ash pass out from the effort they had to put into it.]]
** [[spoiler:After mastering the Ash-Greninja Forme, not even Wulfric's Mega Abomasnow has much of a chance despite a serious type advantage.]]
* TransformationSequence: The first few times he transforms into Ash-Greninja, it was instantaneous. A proper sequence (which included shots of his body where the changes take place) is introduced in [=XY&Z13=].
* UncattyResemblance: In his [[SuperMode Ash-Greninja]] Forme, Greninja has a red pattern adorning his head that invokes Ash's red hat, the sides of his head get decorated with spikes reminiscent of Ash's hair, and the markings on the chest area resembles Ash's jacket.
* WhenHeSmiles:
will always try again. As a Froakie, he had a more serious and humourless attitude than his species' usual, but when outwardly happy, it's no less endearing result, Clemont will never stop trying to improve himself.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Is the closest replacement to Brock
than any other cute pre-evolution. male companion. Being a Gym Leader, the older voice of reason to Ash with an adorkable side, the TeamChef, and is very knowledgeable.
* TeamChef: He's a very good cook, and describes cooking as a kind of science.
* ATwinkleInTheSky:
This stays true happened to him when he becomes Frogadier and even as Greninja.
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:The orange-colored, giant Water Shuriken was promoted as
demonstrated the one move Muscle Mass Magnifying Machine.
* TheWorfEffect: While generally competent, usually whenever it's [[NotSoHarmlessVillain Team Rocket's turn to obliterate the twerps for once]], it's Clemont's team
that would decide get the Kalos League in Ash's favor. However, when Ash-Greninja actually uses it as worst of it. Poor Bunnelby has suffered some particularly nasty beatdowns.
* WorthyOpponent: Being his EvilCounterpart, he sometimes irritates
the deciding move, Mega Charizard X shakes it off while his Blast Burn knocks out Ash-Greninja, causing Ash to lose others by complimenting Team Rocket's scientific "endeavours".
-->'''Bonnie:''' "What is this,
the battle.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Spends most of Ash's 7th gym battle afflicted with paralysis after TakingTheBullet for Talonflame. This nearly cost his team the match a couple of times.
* WrongContextMagic: His unique transformation is very similar to Mega Evolution, but is different in several ways, such as not needing a Key Stone or Mega Stone. Even if it turns out to be a EarlyBirdCameo for a mechanic in future games, this marks the first time no-one InUniverse knows what it is either.
* XMarksTheHero: Ash-Greninja has a number of crosses on his body, most blatantly one on each leg, and one at the back where his Water Shuriken "sticks" to, most likely a visual representation of the aforementioned attack.
* YouWereTryingTooHard: Because the SuperMode is based on love and acceptance, trying to force the transformation purely for the sake of powering up or showing off would cause it to fail. Ash had to regain the state of mind and motivation he initially held for Pokémon training (simply the fact that he had a pure love for Pokémon and battles and wanted to understand them) in order to perfect the synchronized form and Greninja had to abandon its own self doubt.

!!'''Fletchling (Yayakoma) --> Fletchinder (Hinoyakoma) --> Talonflame (Fiarrow)'''
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Team Rocket fan club???"

!!'''Clemont's Pokémon''':
!!'''Bunnelby (Horubi)'''
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->'''Voiced
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki (Yayakoma and Hinoyakoma), Kiyotaka Furushima (Fiarrow)
->'''Voiced
Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
-->'''Voiced
in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz (Fletchling and Fletchinder), Alex Haynes (Talonflame)

Ash and the gang encounters Fletchling when it stole food from
Alyson Rosenfel

Bunnelby is
a wild Dedenne. This act angers Froakie who challenged it to a battle, leading to Ash's eventual capture of it. Currently holds the title in the Kalos team as the Pokémon who participated that Clemont recently caught before meeting Ash. When asked by Ash what type of Pokémon he has, Clemont only showed him Bunnelby and he's the first Pokémon that Ash battled in most of the Kalos gym fights (seven out of eight, missing only Clemont's gym battle).region.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Fletchinder proves itself to be very sharp when it observes Hawlucha's battle with Sky Trainer Moria's Talonflame - the knowledge it gains of Talonflame's techniques is vital in defeating it later on in battle.
* BackToBackBadasses: Did this with Frogadier during their against Olympia and her two Meowstic...and won.
* BalloonBelly: Gets one after it gorges out in between training sessions alongside Pikachu.
* BigBrotherMentor: Towards Ash's Noibat, although it is [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] compared to Ash's Hawlucha, who can relate to Noibat better.
* BlowYouAway: Knows RazorWind.
* CurbStompCushion: Against Viola's Vivillon, Grant's Tyrunt, Korrina's Mega Lucario, Moltres, and Wulfric's Avalugg, Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame is quickly overpowered, but always manages to squeeze a small hit in.
* DoABarrelRoll: Fletchling is an agile flier, and EverythingsBetterWithSpinning is in full effect when it's in the air.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Fletchinder proves itself to be very sharp when it observes Hawlucha's BadassAdorable: A competent battler, despite being a fairly recent capture in its debut. And just ''look'' at him!
* BarehandedBladeBlock: During Clemont's
battle with Sky Trainer Moria's Talonflame - Ash in the knowledge it gains first episode, Bunnelby catches Pikachu's Iron Tail between his ears.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why, outside
of Talonflame's techniques is vital in defeating it later on in battle.
* BackToBackBadasses: Did this with Frogadier during their against Olympia
Serena and her two Meowstic...party, Bunnelby was able to approach Eevee without frightening the latter. When the gang was trying to lure Eevee out with Poképuffs, Bunnelby lets Eevee take one before Eevee was seen by the rest of the group.
* BelatedBackstory: An altercation with Team Rocket causes Clemont
and won.
* BalloonBelly: Gets one after it gorges out in between training sessions alongside Pikachu.
Bonnie to reminisce and tell Ash and Serena about how they first met Bunnelby.
* BigBrotherMentor: Towards Ash's Noibat, although Was this to Serena's Eevee being the first person of the group she was comfortable around.
* CastFromHitPoints: Clemont taught
it Wild Charge during his brief time away from the group.
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand that Clemont gave to them. This episode shows more of Bunnelby's personality.
** [=XY088=]
is [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] compared to Ash's Hawlucha, who can relate to Noibat better.
a WholeEpisodeFlashback about how Clemont met and caught Bunnelby.
* BlowYouAway: DishingOutDirt: Knows RazorWind.
* CurbStompCushion: Against Viola's Vivillon, Grant's Tyrunt, Korrina's Mega Lucario, Moltres, and Wulfric's Avalugg, Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame is quickly overpowered, but always manages to squeeze a small hit in.
* DoABarrelRoll: Fletchling is an agile flier, and EverythingsBetterWithSpinning is in full effect when it's in the air.
Mud Shot.



* ExtraOreDinary: Knows Steel Wing, probably the reason why Ash even bothered to use Fletchling on Grant's Tyrunt. Of course, Steel Wing comes in handy when facing Valerie's two Fairy-Type Pokémon.
* FinishingMove: It has learned Brave Bird since its final evolution, but it wouldn't become its FinishingMove until the Lumiouse Conference.
* {{Flight}}: Naturally, as a Flying-type. It is also the best flying member of the team.
* FragileSpeedster: Has the speed and stamina of a bird a foot tall.
* HeightAngst: Its tiny size as a Fletchling caused it to be snubbed by a Talonflame, and had to prove itself to earn a battle. Ironically it ended up being larger than the sky trainer's Pokémon upon evolving into a Talonflame itself.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Fletchling's evolution into Fletchinder [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil was spoiled by its appearance in the Diance trailer]]. Its Talonflame evolution was spoiled in the summer 2015 preview.
* LightningBruiser: It performs rather well in Gym battles and beat a Talonflame when it as just a freshly-evolved Fletchinder. Its first act after evolving into Talonflame is to put up a fight against a Moltres, and later a Zapdos.
* MundaneUtility: Uses its Flame Body ability to help hatch Noibat's egg faster, just like in the games.
* OutOfFocus: Like previous bird Pokémon, Talonflame doesn't get much focus in comparison to the others. The only episodes that focus on it are its capture and evolution episodes. And despite it has participated in every Kalos Gym Battle except the Lumiose Gym Battle, it doesn't get the spotlight and it has never defeated the final Pokémon of the Gym Leader. The one notable exception is the Anistar Gym Battle, which is a double battle. However, this battle has a greater focus on Frogadier rather than Talonflame, and while it does defeat the female Meowstic, the last Meowstic is defeated by Frogadier, which is the climax of the battle since it teases the future appearance of Ash-Greninja.
* PlayingWithFire: After evolving into Fletchinder, it changes to Fire-type, as well as learning Flame Charge.
* SignatureMove: After its first evolution, it always uses Flame Charge in every battle, usually a lot.
* TakingTheBullet: Flies straight into Moltres' line of fire to shield Ash and friends just as it evolves into Talonflame.
* TastesLikeFriendship: After being caught, it shares berries with Froakie and Pikachu.
* TookALevelInBadass: In [=XY036=], its determination to beat a Talonflame that looked down on it allowed it to evolve into Fletchinder and win. After this point, Fletchinder became a much stronger battler in general, winning at least one round in many of its appearances.
* TookALevelInKindness: As a wild Pokémon, Fletchling caught the ire of Froakie by acting like a {{Troll}}, stealing food off the team and upsetting Bonnie. After being caught (and promised plenty of food if it behaved), it became undyingly loyal to Ash.
* UndyingLoyalty: Takes on a [[OlympusMons Moltres]] head on and even evolves into Talonflame all to protect Ash.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type as a Flying-type.
* TheWorfBarrage: The initial two usages of Brave Bird don't do much to its opponents. Averted later during the Lumiose Conference.
* WreathedInFlames: Knows Flame Charge upon becoming a Fletchinder, as a Fire/Flying-type. Brave Bird also shows up like this.

!!'''Hawlucha (Luchabull)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' H.D. Quinn

Ash and friends encountered this Pokémon defending a bunch of smaller Pokémon from an Ursaring. Inspired by it being the "guardian of the forest", Ash decides to help him out perfect his Flying Press move and eventually catches him as part of his team.

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* ExtraOreDinary: Knows Steel Wing, probably DudeWheresMyReward: At the reason why Ash end of [=XY084=], Clemont gives Chespin extra food even bothered to use Fletchling on Grant's Tyrunt. Of course, Steel Wing comes in handy when facing Valerie's two Fairy-Type Pokémon.
* FinishingMove: It has learned Brave Bird since its final evolution, but it wouldn't become its FinishingMove until the Lumiouse Conference.
* {{Flight}}: Naturally, as a Flying-type. It is also the best flying member of the team.
* FragileSpeedster: Has the speed and stamina of a bird a foot tall.
* HeightAngst: Its tiny size as a Fletchling caused it to be snubbed by a Talonflame, and
though Bunnelby had to prove itself to earn a battle. Ironically it ended up being larger than the sky trainer's Pokémon upon evolving into a Talonflame itself.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Fletchling's evolution into Fletchinder [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil was spoiled by its appearance in the Diance trailer]]. Its Talonflame evolution was spoiled in the summer 2015 preview.
* LightningBruiser: It performs rather well in Gym battles and beat a Talonflame when it as just a freshly-evolved Fletchinder. Its first act after evolving into Talonflame is to put up a fight against a Moltres, and later a Zapdos.
* MundaneUtility: Uses its Flame Body ability to help hatch Noibat's egg faster, just like in the games.
* OutOfFocus: Like previous bird Pokémon, Talonflame doesn't get much focus in comparison to the others. The only episodes that focus
keep Chespin focused on it are its capture and evolution episodes. And despite it has participated in every Kalos Gym Battle except the Lumiose Gym Battle, their errand. Even if Chespin didn't lose focus, it doesn't get explain why Bunnelby doesn't receive extra food.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig, an attack that has been proven to be very useful in various situations.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he is shown to be
the spotlight responsible sibling to Chespin's Foolish.
* GlassCannon: His attacks can [[PintsizedPowerhouse strike much harder]] than one would expect from a small rabbit, but a couple of good hits is often enough for him to go down.
* NiceGuy: He's generally kind
and it has never defeated actively helpful, whether cleaning up after dinner or helping to protect the final others against Team Rocket. He was also one of the few Pokémon of that [[ShrinkingViolet Serena's Eevee]] was initially comfortable being around.
* NonElemental: A pure Normal-type, being Clemont's first non-Electric-Type Pokémon he ever caught. That doesn't stop Clemont from using Bunnelby in his Gym Battle against Ash. He did teach it Wild Charge during his brief absence from
the Gym Leader. The one notable exception is group, however.
* OutGambitted: Ash was counting on
the Anistar Gym Battle, which is a double battle. above-mentioned BarehandedBladeBlock so Pikachu can score an Electro Ball at point-blank range.
* OutOfFocus: Once Chespin joined Clemont's team, he quickly and greatly surpassed Bunnelby in terms of screentime.
However, this battle has a greater focus on Frogadier rather than Talonflame, and while it does defeat the female Meowstic, the last Meowstic is defeated by Frogadier, which is the climax of the battle ever since it teases the future appearance episode with Bunnelby's errand with Chespin, he's been getting a little bit more. He gets called upon frequently because Serena's Eevee feels comfortable around him, gets a flashback episode of Ash-Greninja.
how he and Clemont got together, and gets injured saving Bonnie falling from a ravine.
* PlayingWithFire: After evolving PerformanceAnxiety: Although Bunnelby is a fierce battler, he is also extremely camera-shy, just like his trainer.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: His Dig and Double Slap attacks pack a punch. In his backstory episode showing how he joined Clemont, he sends a Diggersby flying
into Fletchinder, it changes a wall.
* ShockAndAwe: Revealed
to Fire-type, as well as learning Flame Charge.
* SignatureMove: After its first evolution, it always uses Flame
have learned Wild Charge in every battle, usually a lot.
* TakingTheBullet: Flies straight into Moltres' line of fire to shield Ash and friends just as it evolves into Talonflame.
* TastesLikeFriendship: After being caught, it shares berries with Froakie and Pikachu.
* TookALevelInBadass: In [=XY036=], its determination to beat a Talonflame that looked down on it allowed it to evolve into Fletchinder and win. After this point, Fletchinder became a much stronger battler in general, winning at least one round in many of its appearances.
* TookALevelInKindness: As a wild Pokémon, Fletchling caught the ire of Froakie by acting like a {{Troll}}, stealing food off the team and upsetting Bonnie. After being caught (and promised plenty of food if it behaved), it became undyingly loyal to Ash.
* UndyingLoyalty: Takes on a [[OlympusMons Moltres]] head on and even evolves into Talonflame all to protect Ash.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type as a Flying-type.
* TheWorfBarrage: The initial two usages of Brave Bird don't do much to its opponents. Averted later
during the Lumiose Conference.
time Clemont was away from the group.
* WreathedInFlames: Knows Flame Charge upon becoming TunnelKing: True to his species' nature, he's a Fletchinder, as a Fire/Flying-type. Brave Bird also shows up like this.

!!'''Hawlucha (Luchabull)'''
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[[FastTunnelling fast, powerful digger]].

!!'''Dedenne'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
->'''Voiced
Megumi Sato

Dedenne first met the gang when he drops his food
in English by:''' H.D. Quinn

front of them before getting stolen by a Fletching that Ash and friends eventually captures. Dedenne was encountered this Pokémon defending a bunch of smaller Pokémon again when he stole food from an Ursaring. Inspired by it being the "guardian of the forest", Ash decides to help him out perfect his Flying Press move Bonnie. After a struggle with Team Rocket, he bonds with Pikachu and eventually catches him as part Bonnie. Bonnie wants Clemont to capture Dedenne for her which he agrees to. While Dedenne is technically owned by Clemont, he lets Bonnie take care of his team.Dedenne since she's too young to be a trainer.



* {{Adorkable}}: His behavior in "Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad" is a far cry from his normally confident self, as he's the cause of the initial problem in the short due to not thinking he's a good singer. He overcomes it by the first third of the short, though.
* AwesomeButImpractical: His posing before using Flying Press makes him look cool, but always gives his opponents the chance to dodge, leaving Hawlucha to smash itself into the ground. Ash eventually makes it work when he teaches him to pose at the height of a jump and then corkscrew into a dive, picking up enough speed to make up for the posing.
%%* BadassArmfold: Hawlucha has the tendency to do this outside of battles.
%%* BareFistedMonk: His primary type. Most of his attacks are also Fighting type and he is not as good in flying as Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame.
%%* BashBrothers: With Froakie.
* BigBrotherMentor: To baby Noibat. He makes a good one as opposed to Fletchinder because he can't really fly but glide, so he is able to relate to the young Pokémon faster.
* BigBrotherInstinct: When he hears Noibat's cries coming from the forest, his first instinct is to rush there as fast as possible.
* BoisterousBruiser: Hawlucha likes to strike dramatic poses and show off its muscles whenever possible.
* BullyHunter: He was one of the guardians of the forest, protecting weak Pokémon from those that threaten them. He shares this with Machamp, the champion of the forest.
* BringIt: [[spoiler:Endures several of Weavile's attacks, while taunting the latter into attacking even more.]]
* CombinationAttack: Develops one with Froakie, combining his Flying Press with Froakie's Cut.
* TheComicallySerious: He ''is'' serious most of the time, but his theatricality and attempts to look cool (which is half and half whether it succeeds or not) can make him as humorous a character as other comical Pokémon.
* CoolMask: Introduces himself while wearing a grass-stitched mask.
* CriticalStatusBuff: [[spoiler:In his League fight with Weavile]], he allowed himself to get hit to get "motivated", turning all red and steamy while gaining "muscles". Though some say it is a subtle application of the move Bulk Up.
* DashingHispanic: Hawlucha's English voice has a very notable Latino accent to it, fitting this trope perfectly when combined with his other characteristics.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Can take down Ursaring despite being smaller, and can evenly fight with Machamp. It took both Ursaring and Conkeldurr teaming up to take it down.
%%* DeathFromAbove: Flying Press. He couldn't perfect it until Ash teaches him how.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: His High Jump Kick deals a lot of damage if it hits, though if it misses Hawlucha hurts itself.
* DoubleKnockout: When it came down to battling Hawlucha to capture it, Ash never actually won, and Hawlucha and Froakie knocked each other out. Hawlucha accepts becoming a new member of Ash's team anyway.
* EpicFail: The [=PokéTV=] segment focusing on Hawlucha ends with him practicing his blows on a punching bag as Noibat watches on. Hawlucha punches the bag so hard that it flies up, but just as he tries to stand proud, the bag comes flying back down, knocking him over.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning:
** In order to execute Flying Press faster, Ash teaches Hawlucha to make a quick spin as he flies to the opponent.
** Pulls this off with X-Scissor, which became strong enough to destroy Valerie's Spritzee's Trick Room.
* FantasticRankSystem: Ash denotes Hawlucha as "The Captain of the Raiders" in his debut fight against Sawyer in the league.
* FlungClothing: Personally asks Serena to fashion a luchador-like cowl for him, all for the purpose of showing off and tossing it aside dramatically at the start of the Ash vs. Sawyer battle.
* HandshakeSubstitute: Hawlucha gives fist bumps as a show of respect.
* HitMeDammit: Part of his fighting style, at least earlier on, is letting others, i.e. his opponents, hit him first to gauge their strength and to be motivated to fight. This is how he handled the fights back in his debut episode, as well as when training back with Bunnelby. It wasn't referenced again until [[spoiler:his matches with Slaking, whom Hawlucha has difficulty to deal with since Slaking just doesn't move, and Weavile, which goes back to this moment and explains why he suddenly goes red and steamy]].
* HonorBeforeReason: He ''always'' strikes a pose before doing his finishing move, resulting in his opponents having time to move out of the way and Hawlucha injuring itself by smashing into the ground. He continues to pose anyway, and is described as another kind of honor in battle. Ash eventually helps it learn to speed up while still being able to pose.
* InASingleBound: Much like Froakie, a lot of Hawlucha's agility is a result of his powerful jumping prowess.
* IncomingHam: He pulls this without any shouting, strangely. To start the semifinal match between Ash and Sawyer, when called out Hawlucha instead of standing tall on the battlefield, he shows up in front of the scoreboard and makes dramatic poses before gliding down to the ground and tossing away the cowl he had Serena make for him. It certainly stole the attention of everyone in the stadium...
* {{Irony}}: Flashy and a show-off just as you'd expect from a Pokémon based on a wrestler, but couldn't really do scripted wrestling well, and susceptible to ''stage fright''.
%%** He performed poorly in the Grass-Type Gym, but he did better in the Electric-Type Gym ''and'' he won Ash's badge in the Fairy-Type Gym.
* ItsPersonal: After seeing Noivern lose and faint, he immediately jumps out from his Pokéball to console him and then fight Weavile.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Hawlucha took it upon himself to maintain order and justice within his home forest. He also frequently shields and protects others from danger.
* LargeHam: In true wrestling form. This briefly puts Hawlucha at odds with the more laidback Froakie.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXa10zrF6EQ This theme song]] plays whenever he is called into battle or does an action scene.
* LightningBruiser: As a "Forest Champion", facing and beating Pokémon larger than himself and tying with Froakie before being caught, you would have to be. Then its performance in gym battles, winning at least one battle in three of the four gyms he has been in, with the one exception due to being caught off guard and slowed down by a surprise poison attack; the Laverre City gym in particular only adds to his record.
** And to amp up his record, he manages to successfully perform a powerful High Jump Kick on [[OlympusMons Zapdos]] which sends it plummeting down. Zapdos only managed to land a clean hit on him because Noibat was distracting him.
** Getting even with the Mega Absol that he lost to in ''Diancie and the Cocoon of Evolution''.
* MaskedLuchador: In his first appearance, he wore a mask constructed from grass before entering battle.
* MythologyGag: Hawlucha becomes a StuntDouble when the gang help make the Cosplay Pikachu film. While Hawlucha "plays" [[CanonForeigner Super Pikachu]], this might be a nod to how one of the Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu Libre (cast as the film's villain), can use Hawlucha's SecretArt, Flying Press.
* NobleBirdOfPrey: He's a hawk-like Pokémon that fights with honor.
* NotQuiteFlight: He glides rather than flying under his own power. This is the reason why he is never used as a flying scout unlike the other two Flying-Type members of TheTeam.
* ObviousStuntDouble: In [=XY077=], when Hawlucha works as Pikachu's stunt double, he gets a very convincing mask, but Hawlucha is significantly more buffed than Pikachu.
* ParentalSubstitute: Both him and Ash act like a father figure for Noibat.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He was able to match a Machamp in raw strength despite being half the size of his opponent.
* PoorPredictableRock: Knowing only Fighting-type moves makes him helpless against Ghost-types. He finally gets over this when he is shown to know X-Scissor.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: He believes that wrestling, or at least lucha libre, is real. So much so that he couldn't perform scripted, theatrical wrestling matches. A later episode implies that it may be a trait within his species because when he and Dark Hawlucha did a staged match, they were so enthralled by it that they pretty much imagined that it was a ''real'' lucha libre and they gave their all as though they were fighting for real.
* RedOniBlueOni: The proud, theatrical red to Froakie's calm, collected blue.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: He can use Karate Chop at high speeds that it resembles this.
* TheRival: To the Machamp who was the former guardian of the forest they lived in. He joins Ash's team when he realizes Machamp regained his sense of honor to protect the forest.
* SignatureMove: Flying Press, to the point he won't end a fight without using it in spite of how it wasn't perfected.
%%* WimpFight: Hawlucha ended up doing this against another Trainer's shiny Hawlucha during a squabble.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Its secondary type is the Flying-Type, but he is not very good in flying compared to Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame and later Noivern. If Hawlucha is in the air, he is usually gliding rather than flying, that's why Noibat found it easier to learn flying from Hawlucha at first, since gliding is less difficult than actually flying. Most of the time, Hawlucha is walking on the ground, though. And furthermore, Hawlucha doesn't know any Flying-Type moves aside from Flying Press, which is a dual type move.
* TheWorfEffect: Though a skilled battler, he is defeated at times to demonstrate the power of his opponents, including by Naomi's Talonflame, Ramos' Weepinbell, Sawyer's Clawitzer, Wulfric's Avalugg, and Sawyer's Slaking.
* TryingNotToCry: [[spoiler:In the final episode of XYZ he's the first of Ash's Pokémon to start crying when he has to say goodbye to his friends. However, ProudWarriorRaceGuy that he is, he tries to play firm as soon as Braixen tries to comfort him (although Braixen knew the big softie wasn't fooling anyone).]]
** [[spoiler: His eyes were noticeably shimmering when he and the rest of Ash's team were saying good-bye to Greninja.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: His fighting style has wrestling accents in them, like the Flying Press. His version of the High Jump Kick is a powerful knee strike, reminiscent of the ''Shining Wizard'' wrestling move.

!!'''Goomy (Numera) --> Sliggoo (Numeil) --> Goodra (Numelgon)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki (Numera and Numeil), Creator/YujiUeda (Numelgon)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland

A Pokémon that was literally dropped onto the group on their way to Coumarine City. Goomy is seen as weak and cowardly, but was invited by Ash to join his team after helping in a fight against Team Rocket in order to become strong.

to:

* {{Adorkable}}: His behavior in "Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad" is a far cry from his normally confident self, as he's the cause of the initial problem in the short due to not thinking he's a good singer. He overcomes it by the first third of the short, though.
* AwesomeButImpractical: His posing before using Flying Press makes him look cool, but always gives his opponents the chance to dodge, leaving Hawlucha to smash itself into the ground. Ash eventually makes it work when he teaches him to pose at the height of a jump and then corkscrew into a dive, picking up enough speed to make up for the posing.
%%* BadassArmfold: Hawlucha has the tendency to do this outside of battles.
%%* BareFistedMonk: His primary type. Most of his attacks are also Fighting type and he is not as good in flying as Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame.
%%* BashBrothers: With Froakie.
* BigBrotherMentor: To baby Noibat. He makes a good one as opposed to Fletchinder because he can't really fly but glide, so he
BizarreAlienSenses: Dedenne is able to relate to the young Pokémon faster.
* BigBrotherInstinct: When he hears Noibat's cries coming from the forest, his first instinct is to rush there as fast as possible.
* BoisterousBruiser: Hawlucha likes to strike dramatic poses and show off its muscles whenever possible.
* BullyHunter: He was one of the guardians of the forest, protecting weak Pokémon from those that threaten them. He shares this
track Pikachu after having exchanged electricity with Machamp, the champion him, as is typical of the forest.
* BringIt: [[spoiler:Endures several of Weavile's attacks, while taunting the latter into attacking even more.]]
* CombinationAttack: Develops one with Froakie, combining
his Flying Press with Froakie's Cut.species.
* TheComicallySerious: ADayInTheLimelight: In [=XY016=], where he was part of the focus during an accidental switch-up. Later, he got its own title card in [=XY056=], where Dedenne was the definite star of the episode.
* DeadlyHug: His Nuzzle attack, which would be adorable if it weren't for all the electrocution.
* DeusExitMachina:
He has a tendency to fall asleep just when he is needed the most.
* FireForgedFriends:
** Dedenne starts to admire Pikachu when he protects him from Team Rocket.
** The same goes with Goomy in [=XY056=] where Dedenne protected it from Team Rocket, earning its trust and making it get over its fear of Dedenne.
** While originally Dedenne wasn't quite fond of Squishy, the two eventually got along well that they would even occupy the main pocket of Bonnie's pochette.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Chespin and Pancham disappear chasing after a gallette they're fighting over, Dedenne makes the most hilarious face as if it was saying "Oh brother..." over their antics.
* HappilyAdopted: Despite Clemont capturing him, he is all but owned and commanded by Bonnie due to being a reserve of sorts for when she's old enough to be a trainer. He seems to have no problem with that at all.
* HeadPet: He's usually seen on Bonnie's head or in her pochette.
* HeavySleeper: He needs a lot of sleep to recharge his electricity.
* IOweYouMyLife: Gratefully joins Clemont's party after he helps save him after nearly drowning.
* LetsGetDangerous: He's small, and since Bonnie is (functionally) his trainer, he's rarely allowed to battle on the front lines. When he
''is'' serious most of the time, but his theatricality and attempts to look cool (which is half and half whether it succeeds or not) can make him as humorous a character as other comical Pokémon.
* CoolMask: Introduces himself while wearing a grass-stitched mask.
* CriticalStatusBuff: [[spoiler:In his League fight with Weavile]], he allowed himself to get hit to get "motivated", turning all red and steamy while gaining "muscles". Though some say it is a subtle application of the move Bulk Up.
* DashingHispanic: Hawlucha's English voice has a very notable Latino accent to it, fitting this trope perfectly when combined with his other characteristics.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Can take down Ursaring despite being smaller, and can evenly fight with Machamp. It took both Ursaring and Conkeldurr teaming up to take it down.
%%* DeathFromAbove: Flying Press. He couldn't perfect it until Ash teaches him how.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: His High Jump Kick deals a lot of damage if it hits, though if it misses Hawlucha hurts itself.
* DoubleKnockout: When it came down to battling Hawlucha to capture it, Ash never actually won, and Hawlucha and Froakie knocked each other out. Hawlucha accepts becoming a new member of Ash's team anyway.
* EpicFail: The [=PokéTV=] segment focusing on Hawlucha ends with him practicing his blows on a punching bag as Noibat watches on. Hawlucha punches the bag so hard that it flies up, but just as he tries to stand proud, the bag comes flying back down, knocking him over.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning:
** In order to execute Flying Press faster, Ash teaches Hawlucha to make a quick spin as he flies to the opponent.
** Pulls this off with X-Scissor, which became strong enough to destroy Valerie's Spritzee's Trick Room.
* FantasticRankSystem: Ash denotes Hawlucha as "The Captain of the Raiders" in his debut fight against Sawyer in the league.
* FlungClothing: Personally asks Serena to fashion a luchador-like cowl for him, all for the purpose of showing off and tossing it aside dramatically at the start of the Ash vs. Sawyer battle.
* HandshakeSubstitute: Hawlucha gives fist bumps as a show of respect.
* HitMeDammit: Part of his fighting style, at least earlier on, is letting others, i.e. his opponents, hit him first to gauge their strength and to be motivated to fight. This is how he handled the fights back in his debut episode, as well as when training back with Bunnelby. It wasn't referenced again until [[spoiler:his matches with Slaking, whom Hawlucha has difficulty to deal with since Slaking just doesn't move, and Weavile, which goes back to this moment and explains why he suddenly goes red and steamy]].
* HonorBeforeReason: He ''always'' strikes a pose before doing his finishing move, resulting in his opponents having time to move out of the way and Hawlucha injuring itself by smashing into the ground. He continues to pose anyway, and is described as another kind of honor in battle. Ash eventually helps it learn to speed up while still being able to pose.
* InASingleBound: Much like Froakie, a lot of Hawlucha's agility is a result of his powerful jumping prowess.
* IncomingHam: He pulls this without any shouting, strangely. To start the semifinal match between Ash and Sawyer, when called out Hawlucha instead of standing tall on the battlefield, he shows up in front of the scoreboard and makes dramatic poses before gliding down to the ground and tossing away the cowl he had Serena make for him. It certainly stole the attention of everyone in the stadium...
* {{Irony}}: Flashy and a show-off just as you'd expect from a
only Pokémon based on a wrestler, but couldn't really do scripted wrestling well, and susceptible to ''stage fright''.
%%** He performed poorly in the Grass-Type Gym, but he did better in the Electric-Type Gym ''and'' he won Ash's badge in the Fairy-Type Gym.
* ItsPersonal: After seeing Noivern lose and faint, he immediately jumps out from his Pokéball to console him and then fight Weavile.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Hawlucha took it upon himself to maintain order and justice within his home forest. He also frequently shields and protects others from danger.
* LargeHam: In true wrestling form. This briefly puts Hawlucha at odds with the more laidback Froakie.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXa10zrF6EQ This theme song]] plays whenever he is called into battle or does an action scene.
* LightningBruiser: As a "Forest Champion", facing and beating
available, he's often [[HeavySleeper asleep]]. Yet, unlike other Pokémon larger than himself and tying with Froakie before being caught, you would who have to be. Then its performance taken on similar roles in gym battles, winning at least one battle in three of the four gyms past (like Togepi and Axew), he's no infant, and is an effective battler on the rare occasions when he is called upon.
* OffModel: Somehow Dedenne
has been in, with the one exception due a tendency to being caught off guard and slowed down by a surprise poison attack; the Laverre City gym be drawn in particular only adds a really odd-looking shape. In fact fans have taken a note of it to his record.
** And to amp
look up his record, he manages to successfully perform a powerful High Jump Kick on [[OlympusMons Zapdos]] which sends it plummeting down. Zapdos only managed to land a clean hit on him [[https://i.imgur.com/Tg0apl4.jpg any instance where Dedenne has appeared off-model]].
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: A Fairy-Type. Goomy was initially scared of Dedenne
because Noibat was distracting him.
** Getting even
of his Fairy-Type. Valerie is also capable of speaking Dedenne's language because of his type.
* OutOfFocus: When Squishy appeared, he took over as TeamPet and occupying Bonnie's pouch,
with the Mega Absol that he lost to in ''Diancie Dedenne recalled into its ball and the Cocoon of Evolution''.
is absent more often. Dedenne did get a bit more focus after [[spoiler: Squishy's departure]], and helped out in Cilan's guest appearance.
* MaskedLuchador: In his RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Bonnie's first appearance, reaction to Dedenne is exclaiming how cute he wore a mask constructed from grass before entering battle.
* MythologyGag: Hawlucha becomes a StuntDouble when
is. Dedenne effectively fills the gang help make the Cosplay Pikachu film. While Hawlucha "plays" [[CanonForeigner Super Pikachu]], this might be a nod to how one role of the Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu Libre (cast as the film's villain), can use Hawlucha's SecretArt, Flying Press.
team's obligatory cute TeamPet.
* NobleBirdOfPrey: He's a hawk-like Pokémon that fights with honor.
RunningOnAllFours: Like many real rodents, he regularly stands on two legs but runs on all fours.
* NotQuiteFlight: He glides rather ShockAndAwe: Electric-Type, but his electric power is signifcantly lower than flying under his own power. This is the reason why he is never used as a flying scout unlike the other two Flying-Type members of TheTeam.
* ObviousStuntDouble: In [=XY077=], when Hawlucha works as
Pikachu's stunt double, he gets a very convincing mask, but Hawlucha is significantly more buffed than Pikachu.
or Luxray's.
* ParentalSubstitute: Both him and Ash act like a father figure for Noibat.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He was able to match a Machamp in raw strength despite being half the size of his opponent.
* PoorPredictableRock: Knowing only Fighting-type moves makes him helpless against Ghost-types. He finally gets over this when
TastesLikeFriendship:
** Though initially wanting no business with Pikachu,
he is shown to know X-Scissor.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: He believes that wrestling, or at least lucha libre, is real. So much so that he couldn't perform scripted, theatrical wrestling matches. A later episode implies that it may be a trait within his species because
quickly bought over when he Pikachu kindly feeds him.
** When Dedenne
and Dark Hawlucha did a staged match, they were so enthralled by it that they pretty much imagined that it Goomy become friends, the first thing Goomy does is nibble his ear.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: While earlier on he
was a ''real'' lucha libre and they gave their all referred to as though they were fighting for real.
* RedOniBlueOni: The proud, theatrical red to Froakie's calm, collected blue.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: He can use Karate Chop at high speeds that it resembles this.
* TheRival: To the Machamp who was the former guardian of the forest they lived in. He joins Ash's team when he realizes Machamp regained
"like Pikachu's sibling", his sense of honor to protect the forest.
* SignatureMove: Flying Press, to the point he won't end a fight without using it in spite of how it
gender wasn't perfected.
%%* WimpFight: Hawlucha ended up doing this against another Trainer's shiny Hawlucha during a squabble.
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Its secondary type is
confirmed until the Flying-Type, but he is not very good in flying compared to Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame and later Noivern. If Hawlucha is in the air, he is usually gliding rather than flying, that's why Noibat Tripokalon dance episode. He was wearing a blue ribbon which was found it easier on all other male Pokémon, as the female ones were wearing tiaras.
* TookALevelInBadass: In [=XY056=], he battled Team Rocket alongside Pancham and he did all he could
to learn flying protect Goomy from Hawlucha at first, since gliding is less difficult than actually flying. Most of the time, Hawlucha is walking on the ground, though. And furthermore, Hawlucha doesn't know any Flying-Type moves aside from Flying Press, which is a dual type move.
Team Rocket.
* TheWorfEffect: Though a skilled battler, he is defeated at times to demonstrate the power of his opponents, including by Naomi's Talonflame, Ramos' Weepinbell, Sawyer's Clawitzer, Wulfric's Avalugg, and Sawyer's Slaking.
* TryingNotToCry: [[spoiler:In the final episode of XYZ he's the first of Ash's Pokémon to start crying when he has to say goodbye to his friends. However, ProudWarriorRaceGuy that he is, he tries to play firm as soon as Braixen tries to comfort him (although Braixen knew the big softie wasn't fooling anyone).]]
** [[spoiler: His eyes were noticeably shimmering when he and the rest of Ash's team were saying good-bye to Greninja.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: His fighting style has wrestling accents
TunnelKing: Dedenne apparently lived in them, like the Flying Press. His version of the High Jump Kick is a powerful knee strike, reminiscent of the ''Shining Wizard'' wrestling move.

!!'''Goomy (Numera) --> Sliggoo (Numeil) --> Goodra (Numelgon)'''
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!!'''Chespin (Harimaron)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki (Numera and Numeil), Creator/YujiUeda (Numelgon)
Creator/HitomiNabatame
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland

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Suzy Myers

Chespin is one of the starter
Pokémon that was literally dropped onto at Prof. Sycamore's lab. When Ash and the group on their way gang return back to Coumarine City. Goomy is seen as weak Prof. Sycamore's lab, Chespin steals Serena's basket of macarons and cowardly, but was invited by Ash to join his team after helping in a fight against eats them for itself. After he witnesses Team Rocket in order kidnap Prof. Sycamore and, unintentionally, Serena and Bonnie, Chespin helps Ash and Clemont track down Team Rocket. When Chespin's life becomes endangered by Team Rocket's mecha robot, Clemont saves him and they start to become strong.bond. After defeating Team Rocket, Chespin wishes to join Clemont's team which he accepts.



* {{Adorkable}}: Just from Goomy's design alone, you can tell it's a comical Pokémon. Even by the time it's developed and evolved into Goodra however, it remains adorably silly and innocent in personality.
* AllLovingHero: As a Goodra, after finding out the Florges that was the cause of its banishment and all its past trauma, was merely a scared mother protecting her child, it made no hesitance to protect her from Team Rocket and quickly became friends with her when the crisis was resolved.
* AlternateAnimalAffection: A platonic version. Once it has found a liking to someone, it will nibble this person's ear. Goomy also does this to Pokémon it has taken a liking.
* AmbiguousGender: While the rest of Ash's Kalos team have at least shrewdly implied genders, Goodra's still remains unknown.
* BadassAdorable: After overcoming its PTSD-esque moments, it managed to become a strong fighter capable of dishing out damage and hits. As Sliggoo, it managed to summon a massive storm just to evolve. And even as a mighty Goodra, it still looks and acts as innocent and lovable as ever!
* BerserkButton: Goomy is easily offended. Bonnie called it a scaredy-cat for being afraid of Dedenne and it proceeded to comically smack her leg with its antennas. Serena said that its slimy body felt weird and it used Rain Dance to drench her until she apologised.
* TheBigGuy: Goodra is arguably the strongest powerhouse besides Ash-Greninja among the Kalos team. It is the tallest of Ash's Kalos Pokémon and is a tank with massive power.
* BlobMonster: It's some sort of goo creature.
* BreathWeapon:
** Uses Bide as a Breath Weapon, firing a silver blast from its mouth.
** Also Ice Beam, Dragon Breath and Dragon Pulse.
* BullyHunter: When Goodra finally returned to its homeland, now far more powerful, it instantly sets upon defending its friends from Florges' army. It then stands up for her after finding out she was an UnwittingPawn for Team Rocket.
* TheBusCameBack: En route to Lumiose City, the heroes take a detour to the wetlands to visit Goodra. It was retroactively revealed that, later that night, Ash offered Goodra a chance to fight together with its teammates again, to ''finally'' complete Ash's Kalos roster. Goodra would officially return to Ash's team during the Kalos League itself (just in time for the full-battle semifinals). This gives Goodra the distinction of being the only Pokémon Ash ever released to return to the team proper.
* TheCameo: Quite surprisingly, Goodra makes an unexpected appearance with its friends watching the Master Class Showcase on TV.
* CowardlyLion: It lives in fear of battle due to its traumatizing past, but it ''will'' defend its friends when the chips are down.
* CrashIntoHello: Literally flies off of a Swanna and crashes onto Ash's face, which it immediately samples.
* CuddleBug: Loves hugging people and nibbling on their ears when happy.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Goomy avoids battles because it is reminded of its harsh life back in its home. It eventually overcomes this, even finally going back to face its past foes.
* DeusExitMachina: Goodra's species is very powerful (in the ''X and Y'' games it's the InfinityMinusOneSword) and would have potentially overshadowed Ash's other Pokémon, so it was left behind at its swamp in [=XY070=], [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack until XY123]].]]
* FireForgedFriends: It gets over its fear of Dedenne as the rodent protects it from Team Rocket.
* GentleGiant: Upon becoming Goodra. It's a powerhouse but sweet natured and ultimately, very forgiving.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Secreting slime and summoning rain are not very flashy abilities for Pokémon, but it still finds ways to make them useful.
* AnIcePerson: Learns Ice Beam during its battle with Florges as an EleventhHourSuperpower.
* LateArrivalSpoiler:
** A "Goomy" appeared in the toy catalog specifically for the anime.
** The "future episodes" teaser showed Goomy. While at first that wasn't spoiling much, it connected with the toy catalog. And then in the Year End Special, a teaser of the episode that featured Goomy (which was the same episode from the future episodes teaser) came out right after the clip show of Ash's new Pokémon in 2014 as a sneak peek.
** And in that episode, the new opening for the anime made its debut. [[SpoilerOpening Not only did it feature Goomy, it also showed Goomy evolving into Sliggoo and into Goodra.]]
* MagikarpPower: Goomy was very well subjected to this: Goodra, the final evolved form of Goomy, is a Pseudo-Legendary on the line of Hydreigon, Dragonite, Salamence, Metagross, Tyranitar or Garchomp.
* MightyGlacier: Goomy has trouble moving quickly, appropriate for its slug-like appearance, and doesn't get much faster once it evolves all the way to Goodra. However, it can easily tank a lot of hits and dish out an even bigger one in return, particularly when it uses Bide.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Nearly all of Goodra's CharacterDevelopment, from its meeting with Ash to its evolution from a meek Goomy into a powerful guardian of the wetlands, was the by product of Team Rocket's scheming.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A gooey slug-like dragon to be exact. Goomy is reputed as the weakest of all Dragon-types.
* PrehensileHair: Goodra uses its annteni to this effect.
* PersonalRainCloud: Gives this to people who offend it by using Rain Dance.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Even though Goomy is reputed as the weakest Dragon-type, you don't want to be on the receiving end of its released Bide attack.
* PutOnABus:
** Stays behind in its wetsland at the end of [=XY070=].
** [[spoiler:In [=XY&Z046=], it returns back to its wetland again after rejoining Ash's party for the Kalos League. However, Goodra is not released and it can be called back anytime Ash needs it, putting it in the same boat as Primeape and Squirtle.]]
* SignatureMove: Ever since it was a Goomy, Bide has been its decisive move in almost every battle.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Team Rocket's long term scheme to drain the wetlands both pivoted and was destroyed by Goomy's escape and training under Ash. Even a cunning [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] plot by the trio couldn't stop it ultimately.
* ATasteOfDefeat: [[spoiler: Suffered its only official clean defeat against Alain's Bisharp in the Kalos league.]]
%%* TenderTears: When it realizes it has to say goodbye to Ash and go back to staying in its wetland home.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** In the episode where a group of Spoink are bullied and controlled by a Grumpig, Goomy gets over its past memories of being attacked and forced out of its home to fight back when Ash and his friends are trapped in a cage by Team Rocket. It then evolves into Sliggoo to protect Ash when he protects it from Grumpig's Iron Tail, immediately learning Dragon Breath and blasting Grumpig away.
** It got this again when Sliggoo evolved into Goodra. It saw that Ash and Serena were surrounded by a fire and though this triggered another flashback to the invasion of its home, it saved them by using Rain Dance to put out the fire, then evolved into Goodra on the spot and learned Dragon Pulse. After all was said and done, it then participated in a double battle with Pikachu against Tierno's Wartortle and Raichu and tanked all their hits like they were nothing. Then it and Pikachu finished them off with Dragon Pulse and Thunderbolt.
** Finally went full circle when it came face to face with the Florges and her army that attacked it as a Goomy. Despite its past traumas almost taking over, it battles and very nearly defeats her to protect its friends, until Team Rocket intervene, following which it ultimately ends up fearlessly defending Florges after finding out she was an UnwittingPawn.
* TrueCompanions: Like Hawlucha, Goodra has become the unofficial guardian of its domain, treating the wetlands Pokémon which included its former tormentor Florges as family.
* WalkingSpoiler: Goodra's status as a released Pokémon, that later rejoins the team. Especially with all the hype that the Lumiouse Conference gets, it is hard to hide its current status.
* WeatherManipulation: Knows Rain Dance and thus can summon rain clouds (small ones as Goomy, huge ones as its evolved forms).
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: It's afraid of Fairy-types, including TeamPet Dedenne, mainly because Fairy-type Pokémon are strong against Dragon-type Pokémon. It's also afraid of Bug-types as Bug-types destroyed its home, as shown through one of Clemont's inventions. It later overcomes its fear of Dedenne in [=XY056=]. Its fear of Fairy-types later turns out to be connected to its Bug-type fear -- said Bug-types were led by a Florges, who ruthlessly attacked it. It finally overcame this fear after facing down Florges as Goodra and later befriending her after discovering her sympathetic motivation.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:It doesn't get a single win in the Kalos League; its battle against Sawyer's Slurpuff ended in a double-knockout, and it lost to Alain's Bisharp.]]

!!'''Noibat (Onbat) --> Noivern (Onvern)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki (Onbat), Creator/KentaMiyake (Onvern)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MarcThompson (Noibat), Creator/KentaMiyake (Noivern)

Hawlucha stumbles upon an egg. When the group hatches it, out comes this Pokémon who sees Ash as his father. Because of him being just a newborn, he has some trouble flying, and he has a rather ear-piercing cry.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Just AbhorrentAdmirer: More than once, his attempts to befriend Eevee would lead to her hiding behind Serena or Bunnelby. The awkwardness of the situation is more on Eevee's shyness than on Chespin's forward approach.
* AchillesInHisTent: Enforced by Clemont making him stay in the sidelines during the Lumiose Gym battle, a situation that left Chespin sulking.
* BalloonBelly: As a consequence of being a BigEater, he at one point becomes overweight, which hinders him in battle.
* BigEater: Chespin is quite the glutton, and especially loves macarons and Poképuffs.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand that Clemont gave to them.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his bumbling and slacker attitude, Chespin proves quite efficient in battle when necessary. He has held his ground against Team Rocket and Xeroxic just as well, if not better than the more level headed Bunnelby and Luxray.
* {{Determinator}}: Even when its attacks have no effect, he refuses to give up against the Mega-Mega-Meowth mecha after being shown friendship.
* {{Expy}}: The Piplup of the team, succeeding Ash's Oshawott.
* FatalAttractor: To say that Chespin's unlucky in love is both an understatement and a misunderstanding. He can't be subtle around Eevee, to the point where he scared her when he lost control after he got too excited when she seemed to become confident around him. When Chespin tried to flirt with Buneary, she knocked him aside and went back to Bunnelby.
* FollowYourNose: His sense of smell is very acute when it comes to locating food.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he appears to be the Foolish to Bunnelby's Responsible.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Professor Sycamore was expositing Bond Phenomenon to Ash and company, Chespin was seen asking Dedenne if he could possibly have the potential as well, only for Dedenne to shoot his hopes down, causing Chespin to pout in an annoyed manner.
* GreenEyedMonster: He seems to express jealousy and envy towards Bunnelby due to Eevee's trust in Bunnelby and in one episode where a Buneary developed a crush on Bunnelby.
* GreenThumb: He's Clemont's first and only Grass-Type Pokémon.
* HeroicSecondWind: His ability is Overgrow, which increases his Grass-Type attacks when his stamina is low. Has been used only once.
* IOweYouMyLife: Starts bonding with Clemont when he saves it
from Goomy's design alone, you can tell it's being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha.
* {{Keet}}: Has
a comical very happy-go lucky attitude and a habit of popping out of his Pokéball on his own when something interests it.
* TheMcCoy: Chespin is very trusting and generous, and was even willing to offer help to Meowth when he needed it.
* ObsessedWithFood: His obsession with food helped him locate Team Rocket's hideout. The same obsession has also lead him into dangerous situations, such as nearly being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha as he tried to pick up some macarons, and becoming overweight in one episode.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Not counting Dedenne who is just there to be kept by Bonnie, Chespin is by far the weakest of Clemont's Pokémon who travel with him, and arguably being weaker than all of his Gym
Pokémon. Even by the time it's developed and evolved into Goodra however, it remains adorably silly and innocent in personality.
* AllLovingHero: As a Goodra, after finding out the Florges that was the cause of its banishment and all its past trauma, was merely a scared mother protecting her child, it made no hesitance
This led to protect her from Team Rocket and quickly became friends with her when the crisis was resolved.
* AlternateAnimalAffection: A platonic version. Once it has found a liking to someone, it will nibble this person's ear. Goomy also does this to Pokémon it has taken a liking.
* AmbiguousGender: While the rest of Ash's Kalos team have at least shrewdly implied genders, Goodra's still remains unknown.
* BadassAdorable: After overcoming its PTSD-esque moments, it managed to become a strong fighter capable of dishing out damage and hits. As Sliggoo, it managed to summon a massive storm just to evolve. And even as a mighty Goodra, it still looks and acts as innocent and lovable as ever!
* BerserkButton: Goomy is easily offended. Bonnie called it a scaredy-cat for
Chespin being afraid of Dedenne excluded from Clemont's Gym Team, and it proceeded to comically smack her leg with its antennas. Serena said even though Chespin is a non-Electric type, that its slimy body felt weird and it used Rain Dance to drench her until she apologised.
* TheBigGuy: Goodra is arguably the strongest powerhouse besides Ash-Greninja among the Kalos team. It is the tallest of Ash's Kalos Pokémon and is a tank with massive power.
* BlobMonster: It's some sort of goo creature.
* BreathWeapon:
** Uses Bide as a Breath Weapon, firing a silver blast
didn't stop Bunnelby from its mouth.
** Also Ice Beam, Dragon Breath and Dragon Pulse.
* BullyHunter: When Goodra finally returned to its homeland, now far more powerful, it instantly sets upon defending its friends from Florges' army. It then stands up for her after finding out she was an UnwittingPawn for Team Rocket.
* TheBusCameBack: En route to Lumiose City, the heroes take a detour to the wetlands to visit Goodra. It was retroactively revealed that, later that night, Ash offered Goodra a chance to fight together with its teammates again, to ''finally'' complete Ash's Kalos roster. Goodra would officially return to Ash's team during the Kalos League itself (just in time for the full-battle semifinals). This gives Goodra the distinction of
being the only Pokémon Ash ever released to return to the team proper.
* TheCameo: Quite surprisingly, Goodra makes an unexpected appearance with its friends watching the Master Class Showcase on TV.
* CowardlyLion: It lives
included in fear of battle due to its traumatizing past, but it ''will'' defend its friends when the chips Clemont's team.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Anytime he and Pancham
are down.
together, expect bickering.
* CrashIntoHello: Literally flies off of SmarterThanYouLook: One might not expect a Swanna glutton and crashes onto Ash's face, which it immediately samples.
* CuddleBug: Loves hugging people and nibbling on their ears when happy.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Goomy avoids battles because it is reminded of its harsh life back in its home. It eventually overcomes this, even finally going back
slacker like Chespin to face its past foes.
* DeusExitMachina: Goodra's species is very powerful (in the ''X and Y'' games it's the InfinityMinusOneSword) and would have potentially overshadowed Ash's other Pokémon, so it was left behind at its swamp in [=XY070=], [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack until XY123]].]]
* FireForgedFriends: It gets over its fear of Dedenne as the rodent protects it from Team Rocket.
* GentleGiant: Upon becoming Goodra. It's a powerhouse but sweet natured and ultimately, very forgiving.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Secreting slime and summoning rain are not very flashy abilities for Pokémon, but it still finds ways to make them useful.
* AnIcePerson: Learns Ice Beam during its battle with Florges as an EleventhHourSuperpower.
* LateArrivalSpoiler:
** A "Goomy" appeared in the toy catalog specifically for the anime.
** The "future episodes" teaser showed Goomy. While at first
be all that wasn't spoiling much, it connected with the toy catalog. And then in the Year End Special, a teaser of the episode that featured Goomy (which was the same episode from the future episodes teaser) came out right after the clip show of Ash's new Pokémon in 2014 as a sneak peek.
** And in that episode, the new opening for the anime made its debut. [[SpoilerOpening Not only did it feature Goomy, it also showed Goomy evolving into Sliggoo and into Goodra.]]
* MagikarpPower: Goomy was very well subjected to this: Goodra, the final evolved form of Goomy, is a Pseudo-Legendary on the line of Hydreigon, Dragonite, Salamence, Metagross, Tyranitar or Garchomp.
* MightyGlacier: Goomy
clever, but he has trouble moving quickly, appropriate for its slug-like appearance, and doesn't get much faster his moments. He once it evolves all the way to Goodra. However, it can easily tank a lot of hits and dish out an even bigger willingly entered one in return, particularly when it uses Bide.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Nearly all of Goodra's CharacterDevelopment, from its meeting with Ash to its evolution from a meek Goomy into a powerful guardian of the wetlands, was the by product
of Team Rocket's scheming.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A gooey slug-like dragon to be exact. Goomy is reputed as the weakest of all Dragon-types.
* PrehensileHair: Goodra uses its annteni to this effect.
* PersonalRainCloud: Gives this to people who offend it by using Rain Dance.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Even though Goomy is reputed as the weakest Dragon-type, you don't want to be on the receiving end of its released Bide attack.
* PutOnABus:
** Stays behind in its wetsland at the end of [=XY070=].
** [[spoiler:In [=XY&Z046=], it returns back to its wetland again after rejoining Ash's party for the Kalos League. However, Goodra is not released and it can be called back anytime Ash needs it, putting it in the same boat as Primeape and Squirtle.]]
* SignatureMove: Ever since it was a Goomy, Bide has been its decisive move in almost every battle.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Team Rocket's long term scheme to drain the wetlands both pivoted and was destroyed by Goomy's escape and training under Ash. Even a cunning [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] plot by the trio couldn't stop it ultimately.
* ATasteOfDefeat: [[spoiler: Suffered its only official clean defeat against Alain's Bisharp in the Kalos league.]]
%%* TenderTears: When it realizes it has to say goodbye to Ash and go back to staying in its wetland home.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** In the episode where a group of Spoink are bullied and controlled by a Grumpig, Goomy gets over its past memories of being attacked and forced out of its home to fight back when Ash and his friends are trapped in a cage by Team Rocket. It then evolves into Sliggoo to protect Ash when he protects it from Grumpig's Iron Tail, immediately learning Dragon Breath and blasting Grumpig away.
** It got this again when Sliggoo evolved into Goodra. It saw that Ash and Serena were surrounded by a fire and though this triggered another flashback to the invasion of its home, it saved them by using Rain Dance to put out the fire, then evolved into Goodra on the spot and learned Dragon Pulse. After all was said and done, it then participated in a double battle with
traps alongside Pikachu against Tierno's Wartortle and Raichu and tanked all their hits like they were nothing. Then it and so he could pick the lock using his Vine Whip, eventually setting Pikachu finished them off with Dragon Pulse and Thunderbolt.
** Finally went full circle when it came face to face with the Florges and her army that attacked it as a Goomy. Despite its past traumas almost taking over, it battles and very nearly defeats her to protect its friends, until Team Rocket intervene, following which it ultimately ends up fearlessly defending Florges after finding out she was an UnwittingPawn.
free.
* TrueCompanions: Like Hawlucha, Goodra has become the unofficial guardian of its domain, treating the wetlands Pokémon which included its former tormentor Florges as family.
* WalkingSpoiler: Goodra's status as a released Pokémon, that later rejoins the team. Especially with all the hype that the Lumiouse Conference gets, it is hard to hide its current status.
* WeatherManipulation:
SpikeShooter: Knows Rain Dance and thus can summon rain clouds (small ones as Goomy, huge ones as its evolved forms).
Pin Missile.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: It's afraid of Fairy-types, including TeamPet Dedenne, mainly because Fairy-type Pokémon are strong against Dragon-type Pokémon. It's also afraid of Bug-types as Bug-types destroyed its home, as shown through one of SpotlightStealingSquad: Perhaps the only relevant team member from Clemont's inventions. It later overcomes side that gets much more screen time than ''his own trainer''.
* TastesLikeFriendship: After Clemont saves him, Chespin offers a macaron to Clemont for saving
its fear life. After Team Rocket has been defeated, Clemont offers some of Dedenne in [=XY056=]. Its fear the macarons to Chespin but instead of Fairy-types later turns eating them all it shares he with the rest of the gang.
* TookALevelInKindness: Started
out as a greedy troublemaker, but soon gets better after bonding with Clemont.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves Macarons, going so far as to eat the group's entire supply if he gets a chance. Later on he gets more into Poképuffs.
* UseYourHead: His Tackle is a powerful headbutt.
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Pancham. The two frequently descend to bickering when they're allowed
to be connected to its Bug-type fear -- said Bug-types were led by a Florges, who ruthlessly attacked it. It finally overcame this fear after facing down Florges as Goodra and later befriending her after discovering her sympathetic motivation.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:It doesn't get a single win in the Kalos League; its battle against Sawyer's Slurpuff ended in a double-knockout, and it lost to Alain's Bisharp.]]

!!'''Noibat (Onbat)
near each other.

!!'''Luxio
--> Noivern (Onvern)'''
Luxray (Rentorar)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukaTerasaki (Onbat), Creator/KentaMiyake (Onvern)
(Kolink and Luxio), Kensuke Sato (Rentorar)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MarcThompson (Noibat), Creator/KentaMiyake (Noivern)

Hawlucha stumbles upon an egg. When the group hatches it, out comes this
Emily Jenness (Shinx and Luxio), Billy Bob Thompson (Luxray)

Luxray is a
Pokémon who sees Ash as that Clemont used to play with in his father. Because of him being just younger years before evolving from a newborn, Shinx. They reunited in Kalos after he has some trouble flying, and he has evolved into a rather ear-piercing cry.Luxio.



* BabyTalk: While one could say he uses PokemonSpeak, Noibat uses a distinct "Ook ook" cry that makes him sound more like a baby than a young Pokémon.
* BigBrotherWorship: Towards Hawlucha, to the point where he mimics his poses.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: After evolving, he managed to gain the upper hand against a Zapdos through his newfound speed, power and Ash's admittedly clever tactic of using the many plateaus to confuse Zapdos. Although Team Rocket interfered before the battle could be finished, Zapdos was weakened so badly Team Rocket actually managed to capture it, until Noivern and Pikachu freed it.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: He doesn't like sour apples.
* AFriendInNeed: Upon seeing Hawlucha fall from Zapdos' attack, he immediately rushes to his without concern for his own safety. His attempt at trying to gain speed and pushing his limit makes him evolve into Noivern, just enough time to catch Hawlucha.
* HeadPet: As Noibat, he enjoys sitting on Hawlucha's head a lot. Not so much after evolving, of course.
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: After a run-in with a Breloom, Noibat gets healed by the arrival of a Floette. Noibat immediately makes friends with the Floette, but then the same Breloom from before (who has feelings for Floette) sees them together, and goes CrazyJealousGuy...
* {{Imprinting}}: Sees Ash as a parent. With that said he also picks up a lot from Hawlucha.
* InformedAttribute: Pokefan's only description of him during the league, unlike how the others got more descriptive info, was [[spoiler:"he's big and reliable!" Contrary to this description, it tied and later got defeated easily]].
* IWantToBeARealMan: Wants to prove that he's not a kid anymore by standing up for Floette and going up against Breloom, as influenced by Hawlucha.
* LateArrivalSpoiler:
** Appeared in teasers for the ''Pikachu and the Pokémon Band'' short, the fourth ''XY'' ending and the third ''XY'' opening all before actually making its official debut.
** [=CoroCoro=] September 2015 news reveals the poster for the new season ''Pokémon [=XY&Z=]'', and there it shows a Noivern rather than a Noibat among Ash's team.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His cries are capable of being loud and destructive (like when he cries, he uses Supersonic). He can also use high-frequency cries that can't be heard by people that allows him to detect objects in the dark or are far. He can even tell if a fruit is sour by using sound waves!
** Boomburst is turning this concept into an attack.
* MagikarpPower: Team Rocket went after Noibat thinking this is in full effect, with James looking up that Noibat will evolve into a formidable Noivern.
* MixAndMatchCritter: He's a bat-dragon, though the draconic aspects aren't very apparent until he evolves.
* NaturalWeapon: Boomburst is fired from Noivern's ''ears''. Sure, it's because they look like loudspeakers, but still.
* OcularGushers: Frequently cries using this method.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Bat-Dragon that primarily uses sound waves as attacks.
* OutOfFocus: After its two-part introduction it doesn't play a major role in over 20 episodes, while Ash's other Pokémon participate in Gym battles or got focus episodes. This ends after it [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] during the battle against Team Flare. The writers presumably thought that a newborn that had only just mastered the power of flight would not believably make for a competent battler so soon, and indeed the next focus episode it gets shows that it wants to be treated like a grown-up.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Just look at it! Even in his debut episode he has so many precious moments!
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Noivern's power boost via evolution stands as [[DeusExMachina one of the most exaggerated]] in the anime, going from a fairly competent Noibat to [[CurbstompBattle overpowering Zapdos and Team Rocket's mech without so much as breaking a sweat]]. In later battles, Noivern is still strong, but to a far more reasonable level. It ultimately didn't get a straight win in either of its League battles (tying with Sawyer's Salamence and losing to Alain's Weavile) due to type disadvantage and battle fatigue.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Serves as Goodra's replacement on Ash's team. Only in this case, instead of being a CowardlyLion like Goomy upon introduction, Noibat instead has trouble flying, like Ash's Gligar.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:He's the first to fall to Lysandre's Mega Gyarados, if only because he shielded Pikachu from an incoming Dragon Tail.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When the group battles Team Flare at Terminus Cave, Noibat gains the upper hand against a Drapion, confusing it with Supersonic and knocking it back with Tackle. Later on he puts up a prolonged fight against a Breloom, and then learns Acrobatics, allowing him to destroy a metal cage as well as defeat Team Rocket (using the newly learned move against Inkay and taking it down in a single hit) to save a Floette.
** One legendary feat that managed to surpass even Talonflame's performance against Moltres, is that after evolving to help Hawlucha, through his increased speed, power and Ash's admittedly clever tactic of using the many plateaus to confuse it, he managed to gain the upper hand against a wild Zapdos, a Legendary Electric-Type Bird Pokémon.
* UnskilledButStrong: In terms of raw power, Noivern is arguably one of Ash's strongest Kalos Pokémon, but he lacks the experience they have by comparison.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Gets beaten by Alain's Metang to show Alain isn't purely dependent on Charizard. He is also later defeated by Alain's Weavile to set up Hawlucha's revenge for him.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: As Clemont pointed out, none of Noivern's attacks were very effective against Metang. [[spoiler:Against Weavile, Noivern has a double weakness to ice attacks and gets hit once by Weavile's Ice Beam, which significantly damages Noivern, causing him to fall and becomes open to Weavile's Night Slash.]]

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[[folder:Clemont and Bonnie]]

!!'''Clemont (Citron)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YuukiKaji
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' José Ángel Torres, Humberto Vélez Jr. (flashback as a kid)

The new boy for the XY series, and Bonnie's older brother. GadgeteerGenius extraordinaire, his inventions have helped Ash on more than one occasion. He is also the true Gym Leader of Lumiose City.

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* BabyTalk: While one could say he uses PokemonSpeak, Noibat uses a distinct "Ook ook" cry that makes him sound more like a baby than a young TheAce: Luxray is Clemont's strongest Pokémon.
%%* CastFromHitPoints: Knows Wild Charge.
* BigBrotherWorship: Towards Hawlucha, to the point where he mimics his poses.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: After evolving, he managed to gain the upper hand against a Zapdos through his newfound speed, power and Ash's admittedly clever tactic of using the many plateaus to confuse Zapdos. Although Team Rocket interfered before the battle could be finished, Zapdos
ChildhoodFriends: Often played together with Clemont when Luxray was weakened so badly Team Rocket actually managed to capture it, until Noivern and Pikachu freed it.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: He doesn't like sour apples.
* AFriendInNeed: Upon seeing Hawlucha fall from Zapdos' attack,
a Shinx, but he immediately rushes to his without concern for his own safety. didn't captured him back then.
* ADayInTheLimelight:
His attempt at trying evolution episode, "The Future is Now, Thanks to gain speed and pushing his limit makes him evolve into Noivern, just enough Determination". Luxray's time to catch Hawlucha.
* HeadPet: As Noibat, he enjoys sitting on Hawlucha's head a lot. Not so much after evolving, of course.
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: After a run-in with a Breloom, Noibat gets healed by the arrival of a Floette. Noibat immediately makes friends with the Floette, but then the same Breloom from before (who has feelings for Floette) sees them together, and goes CrazyJealousGuy...
* {{Imprinting}}: Sees Ash
as a parent. With that said he also picks up a lot from Hawlucha.
* InformedAttribute: Pokefan's only description of him during the league, unlike how the others got more descriptive info,
Luxio was [[spoiler:"he's big and reliable!" Contrary to this description, it tied and later got defeated easily]].
* IWantToBeARealMan: Wants to prove that he's not a kid anymore by standing up for Floette and going up against Breloom, as influenced by Hawlucha.
* LateArrivalSpoiler:
** Appeared in teasers for the ''Pikachu and
always the Pokémon Band'' short, that was just kinda there with the fourth ''XY'' ending rest of the cast ever since his capture episode.
* NotSoStoic: Luxio/Luxray is serious for most of the time, but he's shown to be lighthearted
and friendly at times and even gets a few ComicallySerious moments.
* OlderAndWiser: In
the third ''XY'' opening all (imprecise) amount of time spent separated from Clemont, he not only evolved, but developed a more serious and calmer personality and is more mature overall.
* OhCrap: Right
before actually making its official debut.
** [=CoroCoro=] September 2015 news reveals the poster for the new season ''Pokémon [=XY&Z=]'', and there it shows a Noivern rather than a Noibat among Ash's team.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His cries are capable of being loud and destructive (like when he cries, he uses Supersonic). He can also use high-frequency cries that can't be heard
[[http://i.imgur.com/6ZSHt83.png getting hit by people that allows him to detect objects in the dark or are far. He can even tell if a fruit is sour by using sound waves!
** Boomburst is turning this concept into an attack.
* MagikarpPower: Team Rocket went after Noibat thinking this is in full effect, with James looking up that Noibat will evolve into a formidable Noivern.
* MixAndMatchCritter: He's a bat-dragon, though the draconic aspects aren't very apparent until he evolves.
* NaturalWeapon: Boomburst is fired from Noivern's ''ears''. Sure, it's because they look like loudspeakers, but still.
* OcularGushers: Frequently cries using this method.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Bat-Dragon that primarily uses sound waves as attacks.
Goodra's Bide]].
* OutOfFocus: After its two-part introduction it doesn't play a major role in over 20 episodes, while Ash's other Pokémon participate in Gym battles or got focus episodes. This ends Much worse than Clemont after it [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] during the battle against Team Flare. The writers presumably thought that Gym Battle. People often forget he even owns a newborn that had only just mastered the power of flight would not believably make for a competent battler so soon, and indeed the next focus episode it gets shows that it wants to be treated like a grown-up.Luxray.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Just look at it! Even in his debut episode he has so many precious moments!
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Noivern's power boost via evolution stands as [[DeusExMachina one of
PerpetualFrowner: Luxio/Luxray doesn't smile that often and is frowning for the most exaggerated]] in the anime, going from a fairly competent Noibat to [[CurbstompBattle overpowering Zapdos and Team Rocket's mech without so much as breaking a sweat]]. In later battles, Noivern is still strong, but to a far more reasonable level. It ultimately didn't get a straight win in either majority of its League battles (tying with Sawyer's Salamence and losing to Alain's Weavile) due to type disadvantage and battle fatigue.
time.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Serves as Goodra's replacement on Ash's team. Only in this case, instead of being a CowardlyLion like Goomy upon introduction, Noibat instead has trouble flying, like Ash's Gligar.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:He's the
ShockAndAwe: Electric-Type. When they first met, Shinx's lack of electricity inspired Clemont to fall to Lysandre's Mega Gyarados, if only because he shielded Pikachu from an incoming Dragon Tail.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: When the group battles Team Flare at Terminus Cave, Noibat gains the upper hand against
build a Drapion, confusing it with Supersonic and knocking it back with Tackle. Later on he puts up a prolonged fight against a Breloom, and then learns Acrobatics, allowing him to destroy a metal cage as well as defeat Team Rocket (using the newly learned move against Inkay and taking it down in a single hit) to save a Floette.
** One legendary feat
system that managed to surpass even Talonflame's performance against Moltres, is that after evolving to help Hawlucha, through his increased speed, power and Ash's admittedly clever tactic of using the many plateaus to confuse it, he managed to gain the upper hand against a wild Zapdos, a Legendary allows Electric-Type Bird Pokémon.
Pokémon to take electric showers. The only offensive Eletric-Type attacks Luxio/Luxray seems to know are physical, Thunder Fang and Wild Charge.
* UnskilledButStrong: In terms of raw power, Noivern is arguably UnexpectedCharacter: No one of Ash's strongest Kalos Pokémon, but he lacks was expecting a 4th Generation capture for the experience they have by comparison.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Gets beaten by Alain's Metang to show Alain
main group, especially since the Shinx family isn't purely dependent on Charizard. He is also later defeated by Alain's Weavile to set up Hawlucha's revenge for him.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: As Clemont pointed out, none of Noivern's attacks were very effective against Metang. [[spoiler:Against Weavile, Noivern has a double weakness to ice attacks and gets hit once by Weavile's Ice Beam, which significantly damages Noivern, causing him to fall and becomes open to Weavile's Night Slash.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clemont and Bonnie]]

!!'''Clemont (Citron)'''
[[quoteright:248:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/248px_clemont_xy_5.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
even present in Japanese by:''' Creator/YuukiKaji
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Liscio Jr.
-->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' José Ángel Torres, Humberto Vélez Jr. (flashback as a kid)

The new boy for
the XY series, and Bonnie's older brother. GadgeteerGenius extraordinaire, his inventions Kalos Pokédex.
* XRayVision: Luxray is shown to
have helped Ash on more than one occasion. He is also a kind of those, useful for when the true gang is trying to find some things.

!!'''Lumiose
Gym Leader of Lumiose City.Pokémon'''



* AdaptedOut: His Emolga from the games is replaced with a Magnemite. This might be due to Iris having an Emolga during the ''Black and White'' saga.
* {{Adorkable}}: His poor physical condition and obsession with technology, just to name a few of his endearing quirks.
* AgentScully: Played with. When Clemont gets scared of something illogical, he tries desperately to explain it from a scientific perspective, if just to relieve himself.
* AngerBornOfWorry: When Bonnie wants to go look for Squishy in the dead of the night and doesn't take "no" for an answer, Clemont briefly has to raise his voice and scream that, if she were to leave, HE would be worried sick.
* AwesomeBackpack: His backpack contains numerous scientific gadgets, including an [[ArtificialLimbs Aipom-Arm]] and an enormous airbag, among other things. On the downside, it is likely heavy, which makes his lack of athletic physique more apparent.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He basically managed to get a good fight out of Ash & Pikachu with a freshly-caught Bunnelby just by correctly anticipating how the two would battle, [[DidntSeeThatComing but didn't expect Ash to lure him in with Iron Tail to get in Electro Ball at point-blank range]].
* BadassBookworm: He's a GadgeteerGenius, but also a Gym Leader who is exceptionally skilled at Pokémon battles.
* BagOfHolding: Equipped his backpack with a function that lets out an enormous airbag.
* BerserkButton: Clemont can get very antsy if you diminish the importance and fascination of technology (even when it's sometimes more convoluted than just doing things manually). In one instance he was even willing to [[NotSoDifferent side with James]] when one of Team Rocket's inventions was debunked as pointless.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares for and protects Bonnie.
* BlindWithoutEm: When Pancham runs off with his glasses, we learn that he can't see a thing without them.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: He borrowed Ash's catchphrase about his excitement of science due to him gone after the events of the series.
* BunglingInventor: The Japanese opening shows one of his inventions exploding right in his face. Most of his other inventions are also shown to be less than flawless.
* ButtMonkey:
** Whether its his inventions failing or being the occasional butt of one joke or another, he seems to come out the worst in many situations.
** In [=XY018=], the others needed to trade him to the princess for the [=PokéFlute=], but ended up forgetting about him until the last second. He has to put his jumpsuit on a robot as a decoy and escape in his undershirt and underwear, much to everyone's horror.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "The future is now, thanks to science!"
** When busting out his latest invention: "Clemontic Gear, ON!"
** When dragging Bonnie away from her attempts to find him a wife: "Bonnie, I told you to stop this a million times!" and "This is so embarrassing!"
* CelibateHero: If his reactions to Bonnie's antics are anything to go by, romance is dead last in his list of priorities.
* ChildProdigy: He's managed to accomplish a lot: He's contributed research and developed various facilities that aid in energy production, such as Kalos' power plant and Lumiose Tower. He also comes up with a number of inventions that rivals UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison (even if most of them end up going haywire). He's also around the same age that Ash is.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In [=XY018=] he has to escape from the princess in his underwear, as his jumpsuit was used to dress up a decoy.
* CrazyPrepared: He has some kind of device built for ''every'' situation imaginable.
* CowardlySidekick: Somewhat downplayed. While not as brave as either Ash or Bonnie, Clemont does stand up. This is one of the reasons why he joined Ash's journey, to become a better person.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As clumsy and adorkable as he can be, he is not one to mess with when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* ElementalHair: A blond, lightning bolt-shaped cowlick to suit an Electric specialist.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted. Being a bungling and somewhat weedy strategist with a penchant for wacky inventions that don't always handle well, he makes something of a Good Counterpart to the Team Rocket trio that appeared before him. Games of one-upmanship with their gadgetry has sometimes occurred, with Clemont sometimes even shown to be impressed by their work. For an added bonus, one of Clemont's bungled inventions even sent him "blasting off".
* ForScience: "FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!"
* GadgeteerGenius: He's an inventor and keeps a number of useful gadgets in his backpack (although they [[BunglingInventor backfire some of the time]]). To his credit, many of his gadgets ''do'' perform the task they're supposed to, just with the downside of malfunctioning and exploding straight afterwards. He also develops a gadget that assists Ash and Greninja [[spoiler:in mastering their unique SuperMode]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: As usual, it is left up to the viewer's imagination as to how Clemont manages to carry around all those machines.
* HeroWorshipper: In the first few points of the series, he expressed his amazement in Ash's abilities and his desire to also be able to get into the thick of things for others. Ash by amusing contrast is athletically strong and BookDumb, and takes complete amazement in Clemont's inventions.
* IdiotHair: He has a lightning bolt-shaped ahoge, and while Clemont himself is quite intelligent, he is prone to silly situations where his machines unexpectedly backfire.
* IncomingHam: If he's showing off one of his inventions [[ChewingtheScenery don't expect him to leave any scenery for the rest of us.]]
* ImageSong: "Kirakira"[[labelnote:*]]Shining[[/labelnote]] sung by Tomohisa Sako. Has been used as an insert song.
* ImagineSpotting: In [=PokeTV=], Bonnie once fantasized about Dedenne transforming into ''Bonnie''-Dedenne and inflicting paralysis to Clemont via Nuzzle. Clemont's BlueWithShock reaction implies that he saw the whole thing.
* KingIncognito: Or rather Gym Leader Incognito. A definite case of ItWasHisSled if you've played the [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY associated games]]. Turns out he created a robot that turned on him and kicked him out of the Gym because he programmed it badly and mistimed when to enter the override passcode.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: [=PokeTV=] 42 showcases the Kalos Gym Leaders, [[spoiler:obviously tying into their BigDamnHeroes in the same episode.]] The order is the same sequence the player must fight them in the games, although Lumiose Gym is depicted last, after Snowbelle. And the gym leader is...''Clembot''. Clemont complains why he isn't included in the lineup at all.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you've played the game, you should already know that he's the gym leader of Lumiose City. [[SpoilerOpening The opening also shows his silhouette in the lineup with the other regional gym leaders.]]
* MassOhCrap: His malfunctioning inventions would often result in this. In "A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!", all the human protagonists ''and'' ALL their Pokémon were scrambling to get as far away as possible.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: He and Bonnie first appear walking behind Ash before he enters the Prism Tower. [[{{Foreshadowing}} And they're depressed over something, too.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese and English names reference lemons [[note]]"Citron" is french for lemon. C'''lemon'''t[[/note]] as well as certain electrical terms.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: He returns to the Lumiose Gym a few episodes before his and Ash's match. The in between episodes dedicate a minute or two showing what he's doing in that time.
* MissingMom: His father, Meyer was introduced in [=XY009=], but his mother doesn't seem to be present, not even a photo, flashback, fantasy, or cameo was shown.
* MissionControl: For a brief time, he invented a Mini-Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja's pulse during battle.
* NiceGuy: Clemont has been shown to be very kind and polite, maybe even a bit of a pushover at times.
* NoOSHACompliance: See Clembot's entry. Note that this wasn't intentional on Clemont's part, either.
* NonActionGuy: In terms of his physical ability, but being a gym leader, he is certainly no pushover in Pokémon battles.
* OutOfFocus: Clemont suffered this big time after his Gym Battle was over. It's come to the point his ''little sister'' has more episodes than he does [[UpToEleven (and his own ''Chespin'')]]. This is due to Clemont lacking a personal goal of his own other than just trying to be like Ash. He still gets a few focus episodes and does contribute to the overall group dynamic, but that's it.
* PerformanceAnxiety: He can become very camera-shy if he's put on the spot.
* PhraseCatcher: His inventions always get the line "Science is so amazing!" from Ash.
* PlayfulHacker: His Aipom Arm is able to effortlessly hack into a secured backdoor of the Prism Tower. Given the tower doubles as ''his'' Gym, it makes sense.
* PromotedToParent: Clemont has had to scold Bonnie, remind her of her manners, and essentially acts as her caretaker. She even directly asks for his permission in order to "keep" Dedenne as her future Pokémon. Subverted by their father being around, making Clemont more Bonnie's (mostly willing) caretaker than anything else. However, their father seems to be working all day and [[ActionDad all night]].
* PunnyName: His "Sticky Never Give Up Machine" is a [[FunWithHomophones very lame pun]] in Japanese; "neba neba" means "sticky", but also sounds like "never never."
* RobotMe: Clembot, if it wasn't obvious from the name, was made in his likeness. Clemont would later build another, smaller Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja in battle.
* RockBeatsLaser: Almost literally. In [=XY007=], after Team Rocket tries to capture all the Rhyhorn, the controller for the cages is dropped after Fennekin uses Ember. Clemont dives on the remote with a rock and smashes it.
-->''"FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!!!"''
* RunningGag:
** Any time he shows off an invention, which is followed by him boasting about it and revealing its often stupid name, which is followed by Bonnie going all DeadpanSnarker on it, ''which'' is followed by Ash commenting "Science is SO amazing!", [[OverlyLongGag which is followed by Serena either staring blankly at it]] or [[UpToEleven asking for more info]].
** His inventions working well, only to inevitably explode in his and everyone else's faces, leaving them with [[FunnyAfro Funny Afros]]. [[BoringButPractical The only time this does not happen is in [=XY028=] when the invention is used to evenly cut open a slice of cake]].
** He is also the victim of Bonnie's frequent attempts to find him a wife. In an inverse of how the gag worked with Brock, Clemont drags Bonnie away instead.
** His lack of athletic skill. Usually, it's shown by always being the last to arrive after the rest of his companions.
** He also sometimes annoys the others by complimenting one of Team Rocket's inventions.
** Do not put him in front of a camera. Even when he isn't the one in focus, he tends to freeze up.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His glasses shine in this manner from time to time, instead of being OpaqueNerdGlasses 100% like his video game counterpart.
* ScienceHero: Whereas Ash solves his problems through sheer tenacity, Clemont has a variety of inventions to rely on for any situation.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Ash's Manly Man.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Has the same goofy grin and awkward run as his sister. Also, in episode 78, he appears to have the same emotional OcularGushers like his father.
* ShockAndAwe: His specialty as a Gym Leader is Electric-Types.
* TheSmartGuy: Is the team's resident technology expert and a ScienceHero.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: He built the Clembot to mind the gym while he's away. At one point it malfunctioned and locked him out of his own gym, but with his friend's help, he managed to beat it in a Pokémon battle and reprogram it to run the gym properly.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The bespectacled Clemont is apparently quite the inventor, creating many ingenious, and occasionally unorthodox, devices.
* SquishyWizard: What he excels in intelligence, he lacks physically. It is made apparent right in the second episode that he is out of shape. Whenever the gang are running, Clemont always tails behind being short of breath.Lugging around that heavy AwesomeBackpack of his doesn't help. Bonnie calls him out on this many times.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Clemont's inventions will ''always'' malfunction and explode, but he will always try again. As a result, Clemont will never stop trying to improve himself.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Is the closest replacement to Brock than any other male companion. Being a Gym Leader, the older voice of reason to Ash with an adorkable side, the TeamChef, and is very knowledgeable.
* TeamChef: He's a very good cook, and describes cooking as a kind of science.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: This happened to him when he demonstrated the Muscle Mass Magnifying Machine.
* TheWorfEffect: While generally competent, usually whenever it's [[NotSoHarmlessVillain Team Rocket's turn to obliterate the twerps for once]], it's Clemont's team that get the worst of it. Poor Bunnelby has suffered some particularly nasty beatdowns.
* WorthyOpponent: Being his EvilCounterpart, he sometimes irritates the others by complimenting Team Rocket's scientific "endeavours".
-->'''Bonnie:''' "What is this, the Team Rocket fan club???"

!!'''Clemont's Pokémon''':
!!'''Bunnelby (Horubi)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_bunnelby_2105.png]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Alyson Rosenfel

Bunnelby is a Pokémon that Clemont recently caught before meeting Ash. When asked by Ash what type of Pokémon he has, Clemont only showed him Bunnelby and he's the first Pokémon that Ash battled in the Kalos region.

to:

* AdaptedOut: His Emolga from Unlike the games is replaced with a Magnemite. This might be due to Iris having an Emolga during the ''Black and White'' saga.
* {{Adorkable}}: His poor physical condition and obsession with technology, just to name a few of his endearing quirks.
* AgentScully: Played with. When Clemont gets scared of something illogical, he tries desperately to explain it from a scientific perspective, if just to relieve himself.
* AngerBornOfWorry: When Bonnie wants to go look for Squishy in the dead of the night and doesn't take "no" for an answer, Clemont briefly has to raise his voice and scream that, if she were to leave, HE would be worried sick.
* AwesomeBackpack: His backpack contains numerous scientific gadgets, including an [[ArtificialLimbs Aipom-Arm]] and an enormous airbag, among other things. On the downside, it is likely heavy, which makes his lack of athletic physique more apparent.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He basically managed to get a good fight out of Ash & Pikachu with a freshly-caught Bunnelby just by correctly anticipating how the two would battle, [[DidntSeeThatComing but didn't expect Ash to lure him in with Iron Tail to get in Electro Ball at point-blank range]].
* BadassBookworm: He's a GadgeteerGenius, but also a Gym Leader who is exceptionally skilled at Pokémon battles.
* BagOfHolding: Equipped his backpack with a function that lets out an enormous airbag.
* BerserkButton: Clemont can get very antsy if you diminish the importance and fascination of technology (even when it's sometimes more convoluted than just doing things manually). In one instance he was even willing to [[NotSoDifferent side with James]] when one of Team Rocket's inventions was debunked as pointless.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He cares for and protects Bonnie.
* BlindWithoutEm: When Pancham runs off with his glasses, we learn that he can't see a thing without them.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: He borrowed Ash's catchphrase about his excitement of science due to him gone after the events of the series.
* BunglingInventor: The Japanese opening shows one of his inventions exploding right in his face. Most of his other inventions are also shown to be less than flawless.
* ButtMonkey:
** Whether its his inventions failing or being the occasional butt of one joke or another, he seems to come out the worst in many situations.
** In [=XY018=], the others needed to trade him to the princess for the [=PokéFlute=], but ended up forgetting about him until the last second. He has to put his jumpsuit on a robot as a decoy and escape in his undershirt and underwear, much to everyone's horror.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "The future is now, thanks to science!"
** When busting out his latest invention: "Clemontic Gear, ON!"
** When dragging Bonnie away from her attempts to find him a wife: "Bonnie, I told you to stop this a million times!" and "This is so embarrassing!"
* CelibateHero: If his reactions to Bonnie's antics are anything to go by, romance is dead last in his list of priorities.
* ChildProdigy: He's managed to accomplish a lot: He's contributed research and developed various facilities that aid in energy production, such as Kalos' power plant and Lumiose Tower. He also comes up with a number of inventions that rivals UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison (even if most of them end up going haywire). He's also around the same age that Ash is.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In [=XY018=] he has to escape from the princess in his underwear, as his jumpsuit was used to dress up a decoy.
* CrazyPrepared: He has some kind of device built for ''every'' situation imaginable.
* CowardlySidekick: Somewhat downplayed. While not as brave as either Ash or Bonnie,
Clemont does stand up. This is one of the reasons why he joined Ash's journey, to become a better person.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As clumsy and adorkable as he can be, he is
not one to mess with when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* ElementalHair: A blond, lightning bolt-shaped cowlick to suit
have an Electric specialist.
Emolga.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted. Being a bungling and somewhat weedy strategist with a penchant for wacky inventions that don't always handle well, he makes something of a Good Counterpart to the Team Rocket trio that appeared before him. Games of one-upmanship with their gadgetry has sometimes occurred, with Clemont sometimes even shown to be impressed by their work. For an added bonus, one of JustFollowingOrders: While Clemont's bungled inventions even sent him "blasting off".
* ForScience: "FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!"
* GadgeteerGenius: He's an inventor and keeps a number of useful gadgets in his backpack (although they [[BunglingInventor backfire some of the time]]). To his credit, many of his gadgets ''do'' perform the task they're supposed to, just with the downside of malfunctioning and exploding straight afterwards. He also develops a gadget that assists Ash and Greninja [[spoiler:in mastering their unique SuperMode]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: As usual, it is left up to the viewer's imagination as to how Clemont manages to carry around all those machines.
* HeroWorshipper: In the first few points of the series, he expressed his amazement in Ash's abilities and his desire to also be able to get into the thick of things for others. Ash by amusing contrast is athletically strong and BookDumb, and takes complete amazement in Clemont's inventions.
* IdiotHair: He has a lightning bolt-shaped ahoge, and while Clemont himself is quite intelligent, he is prone to silly situations where his machines unexpectedly backfire.
* IncomingHam: If he's showing off one of his inventions [[ChewingtheScenery don't expect him to leave any scenery for the rest of us.]]
* ImageSong: "Kirakira"[[labelnote:*]]Shining[[/labelnote]] sung by Tomohisa Sako. Has been used as an insert song.
* ImagineSpotting: In [=PokeTV=], Bonnie once fantasized about Dedenne transforming into ''Bonnie''-Dedenne and inflicting paralysis to Clemont via Nuzzle. Clemont's BlueWithShock reaction implies that he saw the whole thing.
* KingIncognito: Or rather Gym Leader Incognito. A definite case of ItWasHisSled if you've played the [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY associated games]]. Turns out he created a robot that turned on him and kicked him out of the Gym because he programmed it badly and mistimed when to enter the override passcode.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: [=PokeTV=] 42 showcases the Kalos Gym Leaders, [[spoiler:obviously tying into their BigDamnHeroes in the same episode.]] The order is the same sequence the player must fight them in the games, although Lumiose Gym is depicted last, after Snowbelle. And the gym leader is...''Clembot''. Clemont complains why he isn't included in the lineup at all.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you've played the game, you should already know that he's the gym leader of Lumiose City. [[SpoilerOpening The opening also shows his silhouette in the lineup with the other regional gym leaders.]]
* MassOhCrap: His malfunctioning inventions would often result in this. In "A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!", all the human protagonists ''and'' ALL their
Pokémon were scrambling happy to get as far away as possible.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: He and Bonnie first appear walking behind Ash before he enters the Prism Tower. [[{{Foreshadowing}} And they're depressed over something, too.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese and English names reference lemons [[note]]"Citron" is french for lemon. C'''lemon'''t[[/note]] as well as certain electrical terms.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: He returns
see him back, they still have to the Lumiose Gym a few episodes before his and Ash's match. The in between episodes dedicate a minute or two showing what he's doing in that time.
* MissingMom: His father, Meyer was introduced in [=XY009=], but his mother doesn't seem to be present, not even a photo, flashback, fantasy, or cameo was shown.
* MissionControl: For a brief time, he invented a Mini-Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja's pulse during battle.
* NiceGuy:
battle Clemont has been shown to be very kind and polite, maybe even a bit of a pushover at times.
* NoOSHACompliance: See
his friends due to being under Clembot's entry. Note that this wasn't intentional on Clemont's part, either.
* NonActionGuy: In terms of his physical ability, but being a gym leader, he is certainly no pushover in Pokémon battles.
* OutOfFocus: Clemont suffered this big time after his Gym Battle was over. It's come to the point his ''little sister'' has more episodes than he does [[UpToEleven (and his own ''Chespin'')]]. This is due to Clemont lacking a personal goal of his own other than just trying to be like Ash. He still gets a few focus episodes and does contribute to the overall group dynamic, but that's it.
* PerformanceAnxiety: He can become very camera-shy if he's put on the spot.
* PhraseCatcher: His inventions always get the line "Science is so amazing!" from Ash.
* PlayfulHacker: His Aipom Arm is able to effortlessly hack into a secured backdoor of the Prism Tower. Given the tower doubles as ''his'' Gym, it makes sense.
* PromotedToParent: Clemont has had to scold Bonnie, remind her of her manners, and essentially acts as her caretaker. She even directly asks for his permission in order to "keep" Dedenne as her future Pokémon. Subverted by their father being around, making Clemont more Bonnie's (mostly willing) caretaker than anything else. However, their father seems to be working all day and [[ActionDad all night]].
* PunnyName: His "Sticky Never Give Up Machine" is a [[FunWithHomophones very lame pun]] in Japanese; "neba neba" means "sticky", but also sounds like "never never."
* RobotMe: Clembot, if it wasn't obvious from the name, was made in his likeness. Clemont would later build another, smaller Clembot to monitor Ash and Greninja in battle.
* RockBeatsLaser: Almost literally. In [=XY007=], after Team Rocket tries to capture all the Rhyhorn, the controller for the cages is dropped after Fennekin uses Ember. Clemont dives on the remote with a rock and smashes it.
-->''"FOR THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE!!!"''
* RunningGag:
** Any time he shows off an invention, which is followed by him boasting about it and revealing its often stupid name, which is followed by Bonnie going all DeadpanSnarker on it, ''which'' is followed by Ash commenting "Science is SO amazing!", [[OverlyLongGag which is followed by Serena either staring blankly at it]] or [[UpToEleven asking for more info]].
** His inventions working well, only to inevitably explode in his and everyone else's faces, leaving them with [[FunnyAfro Funny Afros]]. [[BoringButPractical The only time this does not happen is in [=XY028=] when the invention is used to evenly cut open a slice of cake]].
** He is also the victim of Bonnie's frequent attempts to find him a wife. In an inverse of how the gag worked with Brock, Clemont drags Bonnie away instead.
** His lack of athletic skill. Usually, it's shown by always being the last to arrive after the rest of his companions.
** He also sometimes annoys the others by complimenting one of Team Rocket's inventions.
** Do not put him in front of a camera. Even when he isn't the one in focus, he tends to freeze up.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His glasses shine in this manner from time to time, instead of being OpaqueNerdGlasses 100% like his video game counterpart.
* ScienceHero: Whereas Ash solves his problems through sheer tenacity, Clemont has a variety of inventions to rely on for any situation.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Ash's Manly Man.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Has the same goofy grin and awkward run as his sister. Also, in episode 78, he appears to have the same emotional OcularGushers like his father.
command.
* ShockAndAwe: His specialty as a Gym Leader It's an Electric-Type Gym. So everyone of them is Electric-Types.
* TheSmartGuy: Is the team's resident technology expert and a ScienceHero.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: He built the Clembot to mind the gym while he's away. At one point it malfunctioned and locked him out of his own gym, but with his friend's help, he managed to beat it in a Pokémon battle and reprogram it to run the gym properly.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The bespectacled Clemont is apparently quite the inventor, creating many ingenious, and occasionally unorthodox, devices.
* SquishyWizard: What he excels in intelligence, he lacks physically. It is made apparent right in the second episode that he is out of shape. Whenever the gang are running, Clemont always tails behind being short of breath.Lugging around that heavy AwesomeBackpack of his doesn't help. Bonnie calls him out on
this many times.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Clemont's inventions will ''always'' malfunction and explode, but he will always try again. As a result, Clemont will never stop trying to improve himself.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Is the closest replacement to Brock than any other male companion. Being a Gym Leader, the older voice of reason to Ash with an adorkable side, the TeamChef, and is very knowledgeable.
* TeamChef: He's a very good cook, and describes cooking as a kind of science.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: This happened to him when he demonstrated the Muscle Mass Magnifying Machine.
* TheWorfEffect: While generally competent, usually whenever it's [[NotSoHarmlessVillain Team Rocket's turn to obliterate the twerps for once]], it's Clemont's team that get the worst of it. Poor Bunnelby has suffered some particularly nasty beatdowns.
* WorthyOpponent: Being his EvilCounterpart, he sometimes irritates the others by complimenting Team Rocket's scientific "endeavours".
-->'''Bonnie:''' "What is this, the Team Rocket fan club???"

!!'''Clemont's Pokémon''':
!!'''Bunnelby (Horubi)'''
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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Alyson Rosenfel

Bunnelby is a Pokémon that Clemont recently caught before meeting Ash. When asked by Ash what type of Pokémon he has, Clemont only showed him Bunnelby and he's the first Pokémon that Ash battled in the Kalos region.
type.

!!!'''Magnemite (Coil)'''



* BadassAdorable: A competent battler, despite being a fairly recent capture in its debut. And just ''look'' at him!
* BarehandedBladeBlock: During Clemont's battle with Ash in the first episode, Bunnelby catches Pikachu's Iron Tail between his ears.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why, outside of Serena and her party, Bunnelby was able to approach Eevee without frightening the latter. When the gang was trying to lure Eevee out with Poképuffs, Bunnelby lets Eevee take one before Eevee was seen by the rest of the group.
* BelatedBackstory: An altercation with Team Rocket causes Clemont and Bonnie to reminisce and tell Ash and Serena about how they first met Bunnelby.
* BigBrotherMentor: Was this to Serena's Eevee being the first person of the group she was comfortable around.
* CastFromHitPoints: Clemont taught it Wild Charge during his brief time away from the group.
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand that Clemont gave to them. This episode shows more of Bunnelby's personality.
** [=XY088=] is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about how Clemont met and caught Bunnelby.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Mud Shot.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* DudeWheresMyReward: At the end of [=XY084=], Clemont gives Chespin extra food even though Bunnelby had to keep Chespin focused on their errand. Even if Chespin didn't lose focus, it doesn't explain why Bunnelby doesn't receive extra food.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig, an attack that has been proven to be very useful in various situations.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he is shown to be the responsible sibling to Chespin's Foolish.
* GlassCannon: His attacks can [[PintsizedPowerhouse strike much harder]] than one would expect from a small rabbit, but a couple of good hits is often enough for him to go down.
* NiceGuy: He's generally kind and actively helpful, whether cleaning up after dinner or helping to protect the others against Team Rocket. He was also one of the few Pokémon that [[ShrinkingViolet Serena's Eevee]] was initially comfortable being around.
* NonElemental: A pure Normal-type, being Clemont's first non-Electric-Type Pokémon he ever caught. That doesn't stop Clemont from using Bunnelby in his Gym Battle against Ash. He did teach it Wild Charge during his brief absence from the group, however.
* OutGambitted: Ash was counting on the above-mentioned BarehandedBladeBlock so Pikachu can score an Electro Ball at point-blank range.
* OutOfFocus: Once Chespin joined Clemont's team, he quickly and greatly surpassed Bunnelby in terms of screentime. However, ever since the episode with Bunnelby's errand with Chespin, he's been getting a little bit more. He gets called upon frequently because Serena's Eevee feels comfortable around him, gets a flashback episode of how he and Clemont got together, and gets injured saving Bonnie falling from a ravine.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Although Bunnelby is a fierce battler, he is also extremely camera-shy, just like his trainer.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: His Dig and Double Slap attacks pack a punch. In his backstory episode showing how he joined Clemont, he sends a Diggersby flying into a wall.
* ShockAndAwe: Revealed to have learned Wild Charge during the time Clemont was away from the group.
* TunnelKing: True to his species' nature, he's a [[FastTunnelling fast, powerful digger]].

!!'''Dedenne'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Megumi Sato

Dedenne first met the gang when he drops his food in front of them before getting stolen by a Fletching that Ash eventually captures. Dedenne was encountered again when he stole food from Bonnie. After a struggle with Team Rocket, he bonds with Pikachu and Bonnie. Bonnie wants Clemont to capture Dedenne for her which he agrees to. While Dedenne is technically owned by Clemont, he lets Bonnie take care of Dedenne since she's too young to be a trainer.

to:

* BadassAdorable: A competent battler, despite being CanonForeigner: In the games, Clemont has a fairly recent capture Magneton, but no Magnemite.
* ExtraOreDinary: Its secondary type is Steel.
* FlatCharacter: It's mostly present to fill
in its debut. And just ''look'' at him!
* BarehandedBladeBlock: During
Clemont's battle Gym team from before he starts travelling with Ash in the Ash.
* OutOfFocus: It hasn't appeared since its
first episode, Bunnelby catches Pikachu's Iron Tail between his ears.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why, outside of Serena and her party, Bunnelby was able to approach Eevee without frightening the latter. When the gang was trying to lure Eevee out
with Poképuffs, Bunnelby lets Eevee take one before Eevee was seen by the rest of the group.
* BelatedBackstory: An altercation with Team Rocket causes Clemont and Bonnie to reminisce and tell Ash and Serena about how they first met Bunnelby.
* BigBrotherMentor: Was this to Serena's Eevee being the first person of the group she was comfortable around.
* CastFromHitPoints: Clemont taught it Wild Charge during his brief time away from the group.
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** In [=XY084=], the episode mainly focuses on Chespin and Bunnelby's errand that Clemont gave to them. This episode shows
much more of Bunnelby's personality.
** [=XY088=] is a WholeEpisodeFlashback about how Clemont met and caught Bunnelby.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Mud Shot.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* DudeWheresMyReward: At the end of [=XY084=], Clemont gives Chespin extra food even though Bunnelby had to keep Chespin focused
focus on their errand. Even if Chespin didn't lose focus, it doesn't explain why Bunnelby doesn't receive extra food.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig, an attack that has been proven to be very useful in various situations.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: In [=XY084=], he is shown to be the responsible sibling to Chespin's Foolish.
* GlassCannon: His attacks can [[PintsizedPowerhouse strike much harder]] than one would expect from a small rabbit, but a couple of good hits is often enough for him to go down.
* NiceGuy: He's generally kind and actively helpful, whether cleaning up after dinner or helping to protect the others against Team Rocket. He was also one of the few Pokémon that [[ShrinkingViolet Serena's Eevee]] was initially comfortable being around.
* NonElemental: A pure Normal-type, being
Clemont's first non-Electric-Type Pokémon he ever caught. That doesn't stop Clemont from using Bunnelby travelling team and on Heliolisk. It's not used in his the Gym Battle against Ash. He did teach it Wild Charge during his brief absence from the group, however.
* OutGambitted: Ash was counting on the above-mentioned BarehandedBladeBlock so Pikachu can score an Electro Ball at point-blank range.
* OutOfFocus: Once Chespin joined Clemont's team, he quickly and greatly surpassed Bunnelby in terms of screentime. However, ever since the episode
with Bunnelby's errand with Chespin, he's been getting a little bit more. He gets called upon frequently because Serena's Eevee feels comfortable around him, gets a flashback episode of how he and Clemont got together, and gets injured saving Bonnie falling from a ravine.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Although Bunnelby is a fierce battler, he is also extremely camera-shy, just like his trainer.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: His Dig and Double Slap attacks pack a punch. In his backstory episode showing how he joined Clemont, he sends a Diggersby flying into a wall.
* ShockAndAwe: Revealed to have learned Wild Charge during the time Clemont was away from the group.
* TunnelKing: True to his