* Wes, the BadassLongcoat DefectorFromDecadence AntiHero.
** His very introduction being the [=CMoA=] where he quits Team Snagem, takes their Pokémon Snag system, and then blows up the base itself as he escapes, all while grinning like a maniac. Nothing is more badass than that.
*** Except for right after that, when he reveals himself to have 2 different evolutions of a Pokémon that there's just one of in most games. Not only does Eevee evolve into Espeon & Umbreon through Friendship, they start out at Level 26, when most Trainers start out with one Pokémon at Level 5.
* Cipher's multiple subversions of TheGuardsMustBeCrazy can be seen as this, forcing the player trainer to stay on his toes the entire campaign. Also doubles as ParanoiaFuel, for obvious reasons.
** Villain groups typically only attack as a result of the tripwire mentality. Cipher Peons and R&Ds will detect by sight and sound, and will turn to face you regardless of your vector of approach.
** Villain groups typically stick to one type or group of Pokémon. Cipher ''doesn't''.
** Name another group that ambushes trainers by ''[[CeilingCling dropping from the ceiling]]''.
* [[spoiler:Ho-Oh shooting down Evice's copter with Sacred Fire.]]
* Eagun defeating some Cipher goons with his [[spoiler: Pikachu]].