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[[folder:Ash's Pokémon (''Original Series'')]]

!'''All Of Them''':
* AmbiguousGender: Since certain mechanics hadn't been introduced yet (and Attract wasn't even used until ''Diamond and Pearl'') viewers needed to rely on hinting to determine the genders of most of Ash's Pokémon. Of all of them, Butterfree, Charizard and Totodile are all-but-stated to be male & Bayleef has a crush on Ash, though some of the others at least ''seem'' pretty obvious.
* BackForTheFinale: Twice, with Battle Frontier's "Gathering The Gang of Four" (marking the first time Ash's original team [[note]]minus Butterfree and Pidgeot[[/note]] comes back together) and the second time in "An Old Family Blend", Ash calling upon his reserves back in Oak's lab (a welcome change because of Ash's standards during the last tournament, in Hoenn [[note]]where he limited himself to using only the mons he caught in the region[[/note]]).
* BadassAdorable[=/=]RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Majority of his un-evolved Pokémon. Some remain cute even after evolution (Bayleef and Quilava, we're looking at you).
* BadassCrew
* BerserkButton: Pretty much goes for ANY of Ash's Pokémon. Attack Ash directly and his Pokémon will beat the crap out of you (unless you have more powerful Pokémon for protection, of course). But Charizard and Pikachu are the ones you should really fear.
* TheCameo: All [[note]]or, at least, all Pokémon at that point in time (during the ''Battle Frontier'' arc)[[/note]] of them appearing in ''[[AnimeThemeSong Spurt!]]'', most notably the enormous TeamShot at the beginning.
* DeusExitMachina: One way to {{Handwave}} Ash's tendency to leave his mons behind, but ''The Original Series'' was the worst about it. None of the {{Mons}} released during the Kanto saga have returned (to this day), and Johto was when Ash sent away the Kanto starters for various reasons (granted, they've all still technically his Pokemon and have returned multiple times for big battles). Charizard is actually now back permanently.
* EleventhHourRanger: Any of the many Pokémon - owned by Ash - which he uses during his League tornaments which he didn't frequently keep on his team travelling the present region. May overlap with OldMaster, etc.
* FireForgedFriends: Many of the Pokémon Ash catches initially have no intention of joining him, but come to respect him after he risks his life for them or by facing an adversary together (usually Team Rocket).
* FiveManBand: The main mons within each region, generally. It changes depending on the personality and dynamics during each story arc and who is still part of Ash's team at the time (see below).
* ResetButton: His party reverts to just Pikachu in every season since Hoenn, thanks in no small part to the MerchandiseDriven nature of the series.
* TookALevelInBadass: Any and all of his Pokémon that evolved.
* TrueCompanions

! '''Kanto Region'''
* BookEnds: See below.
* TheTeam
** TheLeader: Pikachu, Ash's primary Pokemon
** TheLancer: Charmander-Charmeleon-Charizard, Ash's second go to Pokemon, especially [[LightningBruiser after evolving.]] Seemed to be Pikachu's NumberTwo pre-evolving, and then became a rebel archetype post evolving.
** TheBigGuy[=/=]TeamDad: Bulbasaur, whose stable if stubborn personality makes him reliable. He can also take a lot of [[StoneWall damage even if he can't dish it out]] as well as Charizard post evolving.
** TheSmartGuy[=/=]PluckyComicRelief: Squirtle, street smart especially as a former delinquent. Also comes up with the most creative strategies for using his moves
** TheChick: Pidgeotto, who was always the support unit but rarely had its own spotlight.
** SixthRanger: A rotating spot after Butterfree left. Filled by Krabby-Kingler, [[TheBerserker Primeape]], [[CloudCuckooLander Haunter]], [[ThePigPen Muk]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The original main four, from Seasons 1-3 (brought back together in late Season 9) - Pikachu is Choleric, Bulbasaur was Melancholic, Squirtle was Sanguine, and Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard was Phlegmatic.
* FreudianTrio: During episodes 3-9
** TheKirk: Pikachu
** TheMcCoy: Butterfree
** TheSpock: Pidgeotto
** The Kanto Starters played out like this:
*** TheKirk: Charmander
*** TheMcCoy: Squirtle
*** TheSpock: Bulbasaur
* PutOnABus: The 1st season ''exemplified'' this trope. It still happens later, but nowhere near as often.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The Kanto starters were bad at this, but ''especially'' during the Silver Conference arc. Since this was a good way to tie up BookEnds, though, hardly anyone complains about this.

!!'''Caterpie-Metapod-Butterfree (Caterpie-Trancell-Butterfree)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' RikakoAikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' RikakoAikawa (Caterpie, Butterfree), EricStuart (Metapod)
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* AllWebbedUp: Knows String Shot.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Primary type.
* BlowYouAway: Knows Whirlwind.
* DoggedNiceGuy: And, fortunately, he gets his mate in the end.
* {{Flight}}: Butterfree
* TheHeart: The most gentle of the original gang.
* IconicItem: The yellow scarf given to him by Brock. Given a slight CallBack when Jessie's Dustox started wearing something similar (yellow ribbons).
* IJustWantToBeBadass: As a Caterpie, he explicitly expresses his desire to evolve pretty soon.
* NiceGuy
* ThePowerOfLove: What motivates him to soundly defeat Team Rocket in his last appearance.
* PrettyButterfly
* RiteOfPassage: Butterfree served as several for Ash. He was Ash's first capture, his first evolution, his first trade, the first trade he ''regretted'', and the first Pokémon Ash had to say goodbye to. These trials greatly impacted Ash, maturing him into the trainer we know today.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a Caterpie, often as Butterfree.
* StandardStatusEffects: The few times Butterfree has been used in battle (notably in the Cerulean Gym battle), he prefers to use this kind of tactic.
* StoneWall: As a Metapod; it enabled him to defeat a Pinsir!
* TakingTheBullet: Metapod, despite usually being immobile, shields Ash from a Beedrill attack. This act of loyalty triggers his final evolution into Butterfree.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Butterfree's secondary type.

!!'''Pidgeotto-Pidgeot (Pigeon-Pigeot)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' MegumiHayashibara
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* BigBadassBirdOfPrey
* BlowYouAway: Knows Whirlwind and Gust.
* TheCameo: Made an appearance as a Pidgeotto in Charizard's flashback, with Pidgeot's plummage.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Only ever got one real Spotlight Episode, and it was the episode that it ended up getting PutOnABus.
* {{Flight}}
* RazorWings: Knows Wing Attack.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being one of the first Pokémon Ash caught, Pidgeotto's role in the series got greatly reduced the moment Ash caught [[SpotlightStealingSquad the three Kanto Starters]].
* SatelliteCharacter: In the original series, Pidgeotto got phased out as a battler first by Butterfree, and then by the Kanto starters trio. Even once the Indigo League came around, Ash was using Krabby and Muk instead of it.
* SuperSpeed: As Pidgeot, living up to its Pokédex entry.
* UndyingLoyalty: Brock once stated that Pidgeotto would do anything for Ash, and from what characterisation we got to see, it shows. Unfortunately, it also became a case of...
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The most {{egregious}} case. Why couldn't the writers pass even just a simple cameo whenever, y'know, Ash drops by Pallet Town, which is ''very'' close to Pidgeot's turf? Especially when Ash promised to come back for it after the Orange Islands saga?
** He mentions to Falkner that he hopes to see it again, which implies that he hasn't forgotten and that [[TruthInTelevision maybe the flock has migrated for the seasonal changes]]? ...Even so, it wouldn't hurt to have a CallBack to Pidgeot - the Battle Frontier is [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot an especially wasted opportunity]], since Ash got back all the rest of his original team ''except'' Pidgeot and Butterfree when he went to battle Brandon in a 4-on-4 (surely it could've been a 5-on-5?)
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Their type.

!!'''Bulbasaur (Fushigidane)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MegumiHayashibara
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne (4Kids), Michele Knotz (current)
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* {{Badass}}: Nearly as badass as Charizard in this department. Bulbasaur is repeatedly shown to be one of the team's more competent fighters.
** BadassAdorable: For such a bruiser, Bulbasaur is still very lovable.
** BadassPacifist: Has been sent to Professor Oak's lab to take care of feuding Grass and Water Pokémon.
* BigBrotherInstinct: The unofficial protector of the "Hidden Village", a haven for abandoned Pokémon.
* BrokenBird: Prior to joining Ash.
* TheCynic: After everything he saw back at the "Hidden Village," Bulbasaur had the notion that humans were just plain bad news. When he and the other Pokémon were separated from Ash, his first thought was that Ash abandoned them. He seems to get better over time.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Of Melanie and the Pokémon of the "Hidden Village", though he gives it up to follow Ash.
* {{Determinator}}: Something Ash [[LampshadeHanging calls on]] when battling Brandon's Solrock.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows [[FastTunnelling Dig]].
* FlareGun: Can use Solar Beam like one to signal Ash's other Pokémon and it has different patterns specifically to call Pokémon caught in certain regions.
* GradualGrinder: Knows Leech Seed.
* GreenThumb: Grass-type.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Squirtle, with shades of VitriolicBestBuds.
* InstantSedation: Sleep Powder.
* TheLeader: Later becomes an authority figure back at Prof. Oak's lab.
* [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Not Allowed To Evolve]]: Averted as Bulbasaur doesn't WANT to evolve.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Knows Solarbeam.
* TheReliableOne: Notable distinction of traveling with Ash longer than any other pokemon, besides [[{{Deuteragonist}} Pikachu]] of course. Also the only member of the original team retired to Professor Oak's lab, meaning he's always ready to be transported for battle.
* TheSmartGuy: Pretty much the embodiment of the Kanto team's common sense.
* TeamDad: For the Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab.
* WeakButSkilled: Typical for unevolved pokemon and Grass types in particular, but Bulbasaur's experience lets him do this in blink and you'll miss it moments. He matches a Meganium's raw power with with precision and speed. He recovers from Solrock's Confusion without receiving damage. He dodges Dusklops' Will-O-Wisp ''while charging a Solarbeam''. [[note]] For those who don't know, pokemon usually can't move at all when charging a Solarbeam, much less dodge attacks. [[/note]]
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip.

!!'''Charmander-Charmeleon-Charizard (Hitokage-Lizardo-Lizardon)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney (Charmander), EricStuart (Charmeleon), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (Charizard)
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* TheAce: Even as a Charmander, he was Ash's go-to Pokémon for battling, besides Pikachu. He once took down a Golem when [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Bulbasaur]] couldn't. As a Charizard, even when he's not trying to battle, he somehow ends up helping Ash win (the second Orange Islands Gym contest is an example). Once he evolved and started obeying Ash though, he easily became one of Ash's most consistently battle-competent Pokémon.
* AchillesInHisTent: Charizard is especially guilty of this prior to CharacterDevelopment. See DeusExitMachina below.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: For some reason, ''Charizard'' displayed dog-like traits, at least twice. [[note]]"Charizard Chills" has him scratching at his neck with his ''feet'', and in their reunion in "Great Bowls of Fire", Charizard licked Ash and Pikachu affectionately.[[/note]]
* AndroclesLion: Twice over: once as Charmander, and again as Charizard.
* {{Badass}}: Top prize for being the first and most straight-up badass in Ash's team. He not only swept half of Gary's team at the Johto League, he has faced down Entei, ''Mewtwo'', Articuno, and several other legendary Pokémon and has at least tied with them and in some cases (Articuno) ''BEATEN'' them.
* BashBrothers: With Pikachu, after some initial difficulty. Also with Ash's Pignite later on.
* BareFistedMonk: Knows Submission and Seismic Toss.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Charizard blocking '''two''' Steel Wings from a '''LEGENDARY Pokémon''', all while he's already battered and nearly beaten. What's that old saying again? [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6b/AG136.png A picture's worth a thousand words]], right?
* BerserkButton: Don't mock ThePowerOfFriendship in front of him.
* TheBerserker: Averted later on.
* TheBigGuy: The muscle of the original gang.
* BodyguardCrush: The next time he appeared after being PutOnABus, Charizard has wooed the same female Charizard that oh-so-easily curbstomped him before, and is now her bodyguard; the relationship is even explicitly stated as thus.
* BreakTheHaughty: In "Charizard's Burning Ambition".
* BrilliantButLazy: Pretty much defines Charizard, who sleeps when the fight isn't interesting enough, but can easily [[LetsGetDangerous kick some asses]]. He [[CharacterDevelopment got better]].
* BrokenPedestal: Charmander could very well be one of Pokémon's earliest examples of UndyingLoyalty...until Ash and friends finally convince him how much of a douche his original trainer really is.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: After CharacterDevelopment. Do NOT mess with Ash or the rest of the team around him. [[UnstoppableRage He will end you.]]
* TheBusCameBack: He's back as of [=BW116=] and for the remainder of ''Best Wishes''.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** NiceGuy --> {{Jerkass}} --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold --> NiceGuy: His personality has gone full circle. In his most recent appearance, he's just as nice as he was when he was a Charmander, but with a far tougher and less tractable personality.
*** TookALevelInJerkass --> TookALevelInKindness
* DeathGlare: Knows Leer.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Knows Overheat.
* {{Determinator}}: "Charizard Chills" is basically an entire episode of him being this trope.
* DeusExitMachina: In the early seasons, lest we forget. His arrogance removed him from many fights Ash needed him for. It did make his ''actual'' battles stand out, of course.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Beating the pulp out of Noland's Articuno.
* TheDitz: As a Charmander.
** GeniusDitz: The little guy still knew his stuff.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: In the first movie, towards Mewtwo.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first movie, the first thing he does is try to attack Mewtwo, without even a moment's hesitation.
* EvolvingAttack: Seismic Toss starts off with a over-the-shoulder throw, then a traditional Type B MeteorMove, before finally settling for the SpinningPiledriver.
* ExtraOreDinary: Knows [[RazorWings Steel Wing]].
* FastTunnelling: He can use his Dragon Tail this way.
* FightOffTheKryptonite: Charizard's battle with Gary and his Blastoise in the Johto League. Both are seasoned fighters, but Charizard is obviously at a natural disadvantage.
* FinishingMove: Whenever Charizard comes into play, you can always expect him to deliver [[MeteorMove Seismic Toss]] to finish off his opponents.
* {{Flight}}: Charizard
* FlyingFirepower
* FountainOfExpies: And how: Sceptile, Infernape, Mamoswine, Krookodile, Excadrill and Dragonite. All very powerful Pokémon in Ash's group that end up having to overcome some kind of problem with their trainer.
** Any and all Fire-type starters owned by Ash (except Cyndaquil, but the other Trainer who wanted it didn't seem too kind) will have Charizard's basic abusive former trainer origin.
* GeniusBruiser: He knows more attacks than ''any'' of Ash's Pokémon and has managed to defeat a ''lot'' of Ash's toughest foes.
* GenreSavvy: When he starts hearing Jigglypuff's song, he immediately covers his ears. This ends up saving Ash's life, because Charizard was able to catch him as he fell from the sky.
* HandshakeSubstitute: Brofists with Ash when he returns in [=BW116=].
* HiddenInPlainSight: in one {{filler}} episode, Ash asks his Pokémon to hide in a mansion's garden to stand guard for thieves. While the others manage to find decent hiding places, Charizard...just poses as a ''statue''. Apparently, he can stay still for a long time really well...
* IncomingHam: Usually gives off a MightyRoar to signal his arrival.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Charizard himself isn't a Dragon-type, but he does know Dragon Rage, Dragon Breath, and Dragon Tail.
** Iris actually thought he ''was'' a Dragon type until Ash corrected her.
* ItAmusedMe: Charizard often sports a friendly(?) smile on his face whenever he returns and gives Ash a faceful. This may indicate that the Flamethrower is not just something out of habit.
* TheLancer: Overall, to Pikachu. Whereas Pikachu is loyal and takes initiative, Charizard is egotistical and lazy. After his loyalty returns, Charizard functions as a kind of NumberTwo to Pikachu, being the hard-hitting muscle to compliment Pikachu's speedy precision. In ''Island of the Giant Pokemon'', he (as a Charmander) was Pikachu's sidekick, being the only other one who was actually serious about getting them back to Ash.
* LargeHam: It loves giving a MightyRoar whenever it shows up, which send out ''shockwaves'' they're so loud.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: Charizard's Modus operandi whenever it returns to Ash's team. To date, it has learned (offscreen): [=DragonBreath=], Overheat, Steel Wing, Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail.
* MegatonPunch: Supposedly knows Mega Punch - Ash called it at one point, but Charizard never used it.
* MundaneUtility: The first thing Charmander does under Ash's care is in "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad", to act as a torch when inside a cave.
** Recently used his new Dragon Tail to dig.
* NoSell: Iris's Dragonite's attacks didn't even scratch the guy.
* NotSoDifferent: He and Ash were both pretty arrogant starting out. Both experience CharacterDevelopment after a session of BreakTheHaughty. Which of course goes a ''long'' way towards explaining why he refused to obey for so long. As seen in PetTheDog below, Charizard ''never'' hated Ash - he simply disrespected him.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OldFriend: To Pikachu as of their latest meeting -- in a team of largely new arrivals typical of a new region, they stand out by being veterans.
* OlderAndWiser: In ''Best Wishes''. In ''Indigo League'', he mostly started fights. In ''BW'', he breaks up a fight between Iris and Clair's Dragonites. [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom Well, tried to at least, and despite clearly being angered by this, shows enough restraint not to beat the crap out of both of them]].
* OneManArmy: He managed to take down half of Gary Oak's cream-of-the-crop team by himself, reversing the course of the battle from an embarrassing route to a victory.
* PetTheDog: A minor, easy-to-miss moment just ''after'' his evolution. The Aerodactyl, drowsy from Jigglypuff's lullaby, drops Ash in mid-air, and Charizard swoops in to save him before, [[IncrediblyLamePun er...dropping off]] to sleep himself.
** Repeated in "Pallet Party Panic". Everyone thought he was only going after Team Rocket after they ruined his meal, but when they were sent blasting off and Pikachu was falling after escaping their clutches, Charizard saves him. He goes back into [[TheBerserker Berserk Mode]] afterward.
** He also sheds ManlyTears when Ash died (or...[[TakenForGranite whatever]]) in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* PlayingWithFire
* PowerUpLetDown: He learns Overheat and Steel Wing during both appearances in the Battle Frontier, but neither one was able to help give him the victory.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RatedMForManly
* SignatureMove: Say it with me: '''SEISMIC TOSS!'''
* SmugSuper: After evolving and up until the Orange Island saga.
* TailSlap: Knows Dragon Tail.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: His old trainer thought he was weak and a pushover. He was ''so'' wrong.
* UndyingLoyalty: It lost this when it first evolved into Charmeleon. Following several episodes it regained this towards Ash in "Charizard Chills".
* UnskilledButStrong: After evolving and prior to training at the Charific Valley, he was prone to just power through the opposition. See TheBerserker.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The kind, loyal Charmander evolved into an arrogant {{Jerkass}} of a Charizard. A bit sad when you recall what an arrogant {{Jerkass}} his first trainer was. Eventually subverted in "Charizard Chills," where he regains his loyalty to Ash and becomes an outright hero.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With both Ash and Pikachu.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Charizard's secondary type.
* WolverinePublicity: Charizard has returned to assist Ash more than any of the other Kanto Pokémon, and each time with some flashy new moves in his arsenal. It helps that Charizard can fly as he pleases, but there's also the fact that Charizard is one of the Pokemon franchise's biggest icons.
* TheWorfEffect: Thank goodness Charizard is here to help Ash face Brandon. This match should be a piece of cake with his help, right? RIGHT?
* WorfHadTheFlu: Most of Charizard's losses since training in the Valley have been because the opponent was either overpowered (Entei), or Ash simply had little knowledge on the opponent (Blaziken).
* WorstAid: His idea of helping Pignite when he has something stuck in his snout is to ''throw him around''.
* WorthyOpponent: Charizard's goal in life is to find one, at least before mellowing out. He had a brief clash with Tracey's Scyther, but nothing ever came of it. He may have finally found one in Iris's Dragonite.

!!'''Squirtle (Zenigame)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' RikakoAikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' EricStuart (4Kids), Michele Knotz (current)
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* BubbleGun: Knows Bubble and Bubble Beam.
* [[CoolShades Cool]] TriangleShades: He seemingly keeps his signature [[IconicItem sunglasses]] in his shell.
* {{Delinquent}}: Used to be one.
* DramaticUnmask: removing his shades, showing his full face before officially joining the team.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His signature Hydro Pump+Rapid Spin combination.
* {{Foil}}: To Bulbasaur. Squirtle was the ring leader of a gang of delinquents. Bulbasaur was the valiant protector of helpless Pokémon. Squirtle is all jokes, meanwhile Bulbasaur is all seriousness. And yet both are loyal to their trainer, and ultimately are capable leaders in their own right.
* FlippingHelpless: A recurring weakness in his battles. He usually recovers for a comeback, but other times...
* HeroicComedicSociopath: He did calm down after Ash caught him (prior to that threatening to kill Misty in the Japanese version), but in "Island Of The Giant Pokémon", he jokingly suggests his owner and friends might've been eaten by a wild Pokémon, seemingly to lighten the mood, but the others, particularly Bulbasaur, [[DudeNotFunny are not amused.]] He does, however, have the decency to apologize after being chastised.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Bulbasaur, with shades of VitriolicBestBuds.
* HotBlooded
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Developed them while firefighting with the Squirtle Squad. He can strike his target through a cloud of thick smoke, or even while in midair, upside down!
* LargeHam: Specifically when wearing his shades.
* LetsGetDangerous: Again, regarding his use of his CoolShades.
* MakingASplash
* [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Not Allowed To Evolve]]: The only one of Ash's original team to not have any indication of whether he wanted to or not.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: When he uses Skull Bash, watch out!
* PluckyComicRelief: Though not too much, his occasional antics pretty much paved the way for his [[MakingASplash Water-type]] successor, Totodile (a ''much'' clearer example of this).
* QuickDraw: His Water Gun is fast enough to stop an attack before it's launched.
* ReformedCriminal: Though he started off as a troublemaker who caused grief, Squirtle ultimately becomes a Squirtle Squad firefighter, someone who saves lives.
* TurtlePower
* UseYourHead: Knows Skull Bash.
* WorthyOpponent: The leader of Team Wartortle, a rival fire-fighting squad.

!!'''Krabby-Kingler (Crab-Kingler)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' RikakoAikawa (Krabby), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Kingler)
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* BubbleGun: Knows Bubble.
* CurbStompBattle: He delivers one on his very first battle, soundly defeating three Pokémon on his own.
** Too bad he hasn't been seen in ages recently.
* DeathGlare: Knows Leer.
* DemotedToExtra: His only highlight was in the Indigo League and the Whirl Cup. After that, he's practically a LivingProp (apart from ''Chronicles''). Worse, he hasn't been seen for '''over 300''' episodes!
* EleventhHourRanger: Watch his first battle and you'll see what we mean.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Knows Hyper Beam.
* GentleGiant
* [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant Friendly Crab]]: Pretty much a NiceGuy in the rare case that it's in the spotlight.
* MakingASplash
* NiceGuy
* OutOfFocus: For such a great fighter, it's baffling that Ash hasn't used it since the Indigo League.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Ash was ''going to'' use him during the Silver Conference, in the 3-on-3 battle against [[PlayingWithFire Macey]]...cue three Voltorb rolling down a nearby hill, and Kingler stopping their momentum leading to it being electrocuted and unable to participate in the match. Thankfully, [[BigDamnHeroes Squirtle shows up, having taken a break from the Squirtle Squad to temporarily rejoin Ash's team]].

!!'''Haunter (Ghost)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' TedLewis
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* DarkIsNotEvil
* GuestStarPartyMember: Ash never actually captured it, and it leaves after fulfilling its main purpose.
* TheHyena: and even has a very distinctive laugh to go with it.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* ThePrankster
* PsychicPowers: uses AstralProjection on [[spoiler:Ash and Pikachu after a chandelier got dropped on them.]]
* ShoutOut: His TrueCompanions back in Pokémon Tower just screams ''Film/TheThreeStooges''.
* SoulPower: His type.

!!'''Primeape (Okorizaru)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiroshi Otake
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Hiroshi Otake (Mankey, Primeape first voice), Michael Haigney (Primeape, current)
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* [[BareFistedMonk Bare Fisted Monkey]]
* TheBerserker
* TheCameo: Got a very, ''very'' brief one in [=BW116=], in a flashback centered around Charizard's past.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* HairTriggerTemper: As with most of his species; the Pokédex even lampshades it.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until Ash saved him from a nasty fall.
* SatelliteCharacter: Primeape's sole purpose was to provide Ash with some brief character growth (and a quick route to Celadon City), though it did display quite some personality with what little screen-time it was given.
* UnstoppableRage
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hasn't even been MENTIONED since Ash dumped it off at the fighting dojo in "The Punchy Pokémon". At least Pidgeot [[CallBack got a mention in the Falkner gym battle episode]]. He got mentioned in a ''flashback'' centered around Charizard's past. Better than nothing.
** TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter

!!'''Muk (Betbeton)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney (4Kids), Tom Wayland (current)
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* DarkIsNotEvil: After his capture.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Zig-zagged. On one hand, it can control its poison level, which is why no one could suffer any ill effects from being around it, let alone when Muk glomps them. The ''weight'' when Muk bears down on them, on the other hand...
* EleventhHourRanger: He was an unexpected surprise against Ash's fourth Indigo League opponent.
* GentleGiant: Used to be evil but later on, it's known to give out hugs. [[FriendToAllLivingThings Professor Oak]] probably had a hand in reforming it.
* TheGlomp: Does this to anyone it likes.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Yes, whether it's some complete stranger (what Professor Birch was to him at the time), Jessie from Team Rocket, anyone.
* PluckyComicRelief
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]
* RunningGag: He'll ''always'' glomp someone whenever he appears, no exceptions.
* StoneWall
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: the only time outside of the above battles did Ash call Muk was when looking for Misty deep in a large sewer--Muk's natural habitat.
* UnexpectedCharacter: his capture was quite unprecedented, since Muk's debut episode instead teased a Magnemite becoming the new addition to Ash's team.
* WalkingWasteland

!!'''Tauros (30) (Kentauros)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi
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* AssShove: In "Second Time's the Charm"; you can thank a swarm of Beedrill for that.
* CallBack: The "BeginnersLuck" strategy, which won Ash his first match at the Indigo League, was later brought up in his Orange League battle against Drake. Both battles involve, as the name suggests, a Pokémon that he has never even used before (Krabby and Tauros, respectively).
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Fissure.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* DubInducedPlotHole: All 30 of them were caught in a 4Kids-banned episode.
** This could also be a NoodleIncident for those in America.
* GentleGiant: Stampeding aside, Tauros are very mild-manner - the Pokédex entry in "The Legend of Dratini" states that they are so gentle, they will only attack if provoked, and Ash's Tauros repeatedly demonstrate(s) this.
* HornAttack
* {{Irony}}: Whenever Ash was trying to capture another Pokémon, the Tauros would always get in the way of the capture by stampeding in front of him. Rinse and repeat until Ash used up all his Safari Balls. Keep in mind that Tauros are one of the rarest species in the Kanto Safari Zone...
* ALoadOfBull
* LightningBruiser: Even though it had never battled before, the Tauros Ash used in his battle against Drake survived a fight with Drake's Gengar, took down his Venusaur and managed to put up a good fight against his Dragonite before finally going down. It's repeatedly shown itself to be surprisingly fast in addition to hitting like a freight train.
* {{Mooks}}: Ash has ''30'' of these bad boys. And to this day, it isn't clear whether he uses the same Tauros in every battle.
* MundaneUtility: on one occasion, their stampeding were used to wake up Snorlax when the lab was in need of his firepower.
* NonElemental
* TheWorfEffect: Tauros was the first Pokémon to fall in the Ash vs. Gary battle, defeated rather quickly by Nidoqueen. [[TropesAreNotBad This wasn't badly executed, though]] - its defeat showed just how powerful Gary's team was, and that Ash really needed ''much'' more than power-battling in mind if he wanted to defeat his rival.

! '''Orange Islands'''
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Pikachu
** TheLancer: Charizard
** TheSmartGuy: Bulbasaur
** TheBigGuy: Squirtle
** TheChick: Lapras
** SixthRanger: Snorlax
** EleventhHourRanger: Tauros

!!'''Lapras (Laplace)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' RikakoAikawa
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: When Lapras was reunited with its herd, they briefly ostracized it for associating with humans. Things got better.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Secondary type.
* TheBusCameBack: The only Pokémon to make a significant reappearance in the anime after it was officially released into the wild.
* GentleGiant: Lapras in general are large, but kind creatures. This Lapras in particular is still an infant while in Ash's team.
* GetOnTheBoat: Ash and company's transport through the Orange Archipelago.
* MakingASplash: Primary type.
* PassingTheTorch: Now the leader of its herd.
* StockNessMonster
* TookALevelInBadass: By the end of the Orange Islands saga, it was able to tie with Orange Crew Champion Drake's ''Gengar'' - impressive given how it (she?) was easily intimidated by humans at the start and not so strong. Even more when it returns for one episode in Johto, all grown up.

!!'''Snorlax (Kabigon)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigeny (4Kids, first and third voice), EricStuart (4Kids, second voice), [[JimmyZoppi Billy Beach]] (current)
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Capable of some impressive running, swimming, and jumping, despite his very heavy build.
** Let's put it another way: he would win a hundred-meter race as long as there's food at the finish line.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Knows [[ElementalPunch Ice Punch]].
* BerserkButton: It beat up Team Rocket (with a Hyper Beam no less) so it could get to a supply of food.
** Just like in the games, it's not a good idea to rudely interrupt his nap, either, as Harrison's Hypno (see 'Supporting Cast') found out the hard way.
* BigEater
* BreathWeapon: Knows Hyper Beam.
* DeathGlare: Gave an epic one to Harrison's Hypno. Cue OhCrap expression and major ass-kicking.
* DeusExitMachina: His sleeping habit means that Ash can't rely on him for his Orange League championship match, forcing Ash to use a Tauros for the first time.
* GentleGiant: Unless it involves food.
* HeavySleeper: Of course.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: seemingly unstoppable in the battle against Harrison, until the latter's Houndoom used Counter to reflect Snorlax's Hyper Beam back at the giant.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Mon]]: Not even the ''sea'' can stop his tracks.
* MegatonPunch: Knows Mega Punch and Ice Punch.
* MightyGlacier: A borderline StoneWall as well, as he can take quite a beating and still fight back. (see "Wheel of Frontier")
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: One of the rare occasions that a Poké Ball got broken, giving Ash and friends a lot of trouble trying to get Snorlax to a nearby Pokémon Center. HilarityEnsues.
* StoutStrength: [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass When he sets his mind to it]], he's ''also'' one of Ash's strongest Pokémon.
** Of all Ash's Pokémon during the Silver Conference, Snorlax had the most consistent performance - in both 6-on-6 matches (against Gary and Harrison) he took out ''two'' Pokémon each and overall gave ''the'' best contribution of all his trainer's participating Pokémon.

! '''Johto Region'''
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Pikachu
** TheLancer: Charizard --> Cyndaquil
** TheSmartGuy: Bulbasaur --> Noctowl
** TheBigGuy: Squirtle --> [[GenderFlip Chikorita/Bayleef]]
** TheChick: Totodile
** SixthRanger - Heracross
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Inverted: whilst none were copies of the previous spot-holders, much of the team was built up as Ash's old team was PutOnABus. Both Cyndaquil and Totodile soon after Charizard and Squirtle left, while Heracross - a [[BigCreepyCrawlies Bug Type]] - was captured first, and later left the regular party (though he simply stayed at Oak's, as opposed to a permanent departure a la Butterfree).

!!'''Heracross (Heracros)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi
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* AscendedExtra
* BackForTheDead: Though it pulled off an amazing effort, it was still the first of Ash's Mons to get beaten into the ground by Tobias's Darkrai
* {{Badass}}: Heracross was always a strong fighter, but it was never more clear than when he defeated [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Gary's Magmar]] - scoring Ash's first KO in the match in the process.
** Or its one-on-one duel [[CoolVsAwesome with a Scizor]] earlier in the season.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Bug-Type
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Because of his sweet tooth for tree sap, and how he's always trying to suck nectar from Bulbasaur's bulb, he may come across as very silly. But boy can he fight.
* DeathGlare: Knows Leer.
* {{Determinator}}: He beat Gary's Magmar even after he was ''set on fire''.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Protecting a lone Butterfree from a swarm of Pinsir but refusing to fight back. And, right afterwards, when he sees Bulbasaur...
* {{Flight}}
* FlyingFirepower
* FrickinLaserBeams: Knows Hyper Beam.
* TheGlomp: On [[HoYay Bulbasaur]]. Worse still, don't forget that Heracross is ''larger'' than Bulbasaur.
* HornAttack: Knows this attack and Megahorn.
* LightningBruiser
* NiceGuy
* OutOfFocus: Similar to Pidgeotto's fate in the first season, Heracross ended up getting relegated to the background to make room for the [[SpotlightStealingSquad Johto Starters]].
* PowerUpLetDown: Hyper Beam does nothing in his battle against Darkrai.
* RunningGag: Don't put him and Bulbasaur in the same scene.
* SleepWalking: Learns Sleep Talk in time for the Sinnoh League, which proves useful against Kricketune and [[spoiler:Darkrai]].
* SpamAttack: Knows Fury Swipes.
* SweetTooth
* TheWorfEffect: He's taken down, in a single move, by Gary's Blastoise in the Johto League (after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome handily defeating a Magmar]]). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he was facing a well-raised and powerful Starter Pokémon.
** Also being the first to fall against Tobias's Darkrai, in spite of being the best equipped to fight it type wise. Even most of the damage it ''did'' inflict were offset by Darkrai's Dream Eater.

!!'''Chikorita-Bayleef (Chicorita-Bayleaf)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' MikaKanai
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* ActionGirl
* ClingyJealousGirl
* {{Determinator}}: Notably, standing up to ''Charizard'' in her first appearance, and even ''tying'' with him! Lampshaded by Brock at the end of her introductory episode.
-->'''Misty:''' ''(referring to Chikorita and Ash)'' They make a perfect team! \\
'''Brock:''' Yeah, Team Stubborn!
* [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]]: She tried to leap into Ash's arms after evolving into Bayleef, but because she was so big, she constantly kept tackling him.
* TheGlomp: Before she can concentrate, she has to work her affection for Ash out of her system. It can [[MomentKiller throw off the show's pace]].
--> '''Ash''': I choose you, Chikorita! \\
'''Chikorita''': *snuggles Ash* \\
'''Ash''': *Gently* That's very nice, but let's hug later.
* GreenThumb
* InASingleBound: Can use her Vine Whip to pull off this effect.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Ash.
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip.

!!'''Cyndaquil-Quilava (Hinoarashi-Magmarashi)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YujiUeda
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Cyndaquil), Bill Rogers (Quilava)
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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Knows Flame Wheel.
* [[MagmaMan Magma Mon]]: Knows Eruption.
* PlayingWithFire
* SmokeOut: Knows Smokescreen.
* SuperSpeed
* TookALevelInBadass: Always strong, Cyndaquil was basically a child when Ash first caught it and originally couldn't maintain its flame.
** Then it returned for the Sinnoh League and almost immediately evolved.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Aerial Ace.

!!'''Totodile (Waninoko)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers
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* DanceBattler: Dances a bit when it's called out for battle and when it's not battling.
* DeathGlare: Knows Leer and Scary Face.
* HeartbrokenBadass
* InterspeciesRomance: With an Azumarill and a Quagsire.
* {{Keet}}
* MakingASplash
* PluckyComicRelief
* SatelliteCharacter: Totodile ended up getting the least focus and development out of the three starters.
* UseYourHead: Knows Skull Bash.

!!'''Noctowl (Yorunozuku)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YujiUeda
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* BigBadassBirdOfPrey
* BlowYouAway: Knows Air Slash
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: So far, the most prominent "shiny" Pokémon in the anime.
* {{Flight}}
* InformedAbility: Its supposed to be very smart, even among other Noctowl. Never brought up again after Ash captured it.
* OutOfFocus: After the gym battle with Morty, Noctowl didn't have much of a role in the Johto seasons.
* TheOwlKnowingOne
* [[AnimalsNotToScale Pokémon not to Scale]]: Another of Noctowl's famous traits is that it is much smaller than other Noctowl (complete with having several size comparisons in the series).
* TookALevelInBadass: Barely did anything in Johto except for being Ash's main battler against Morty, but when it returned for the Sinnoh League it had learned Sky Attack, Air Slash, and Extrasensory, and soundly defeats Conway's Lickilicky with its new powerful moves.
* PsychicPowers: Knows Hypnosis, Confusion and Extrasensory. Foresight arguably also counts, as it made Morty's Ghost Pokémon vulnerable to physical attacks.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings

!!'''Phanpy-Donphan (Gomazou-Donfan)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MegumiHayashibara (Gomazou), Creator/KentaMiyake (Donfan)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne (Phanpy, 4Kids first voice), Lindsey Warner (Phanpy, 4Kids second voice), Kayzie Rogers (as Jamie Peacock, Phanpy third voice), Creator/KentaMiyake (Donphan)
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* AscendedExtra
* BadassAdorable: As a Phanpy.
* BreathWeapon: Knows Hyper Beam.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Donphan dwarfs most other mons in size and power, yet is also a softie, and a [[FriendToAllChildren friend to baby Pokémon]].
* DishingOutDirt: Ground type.
* EarthquakeMachine: Knows Earthquake.
* GooGooGodlike: Though it would still lose battles semi-frequently in Johto.
* ManChild: Evolution made him grow physically, but not ''mentally''. A good example is an episode where it found a wicker ball being tossed around by three baby Rhyhorn. It immediately decided to play with them and caused them to run away in terror. It's still a powerhouse either way.
* RollingAttack: Knows Rollout.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Again, as Phanpy.
* SixthRanger: His addition to the Battle Frontier roster. He's the only Pokémon to have been put in Professor Oak's lab once, before returning to Ash's team for a second, separate tenure (contrasting Aipom who was on two consecutive terms under Ash's ownership).
* UnskilledButStrong: Phanpy's lack of experience makes up for having incredible strength.

!!'''Larvitar (Yogiras)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne
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* DarkAndTroubledPast
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Prince]]: Finally opens up to Brock and Misty late into his story arc.
* DishingOutDirt: Half Rock type, half Ground type.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: For a small-arc Pokémon, Larvitar goes through a ''lot'' and needs to grow up quite a bit, but in the end he's finally reunited with his mother.
* GooGooGodLike
* GuestStarPartyMember: Like Haunter, Larvitar was never officially caught by Ash and leaves the group after being reunited with his mother.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Screech, so if Larvitar ever gets scared, cover your ears.
* TroubledButCute
* TheWoobie: In-universe, so very much.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Misty (Kasumi)]]

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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MayumiIizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (4Kids), Michele Knotz (current)

The youngest of four sisters, she hasn't been blessed with her sisters' looks or charisma...luckily, however, she got all of the talent at monster battles and deadpan snark. Originally rather temperamental, with a crush on Ash that she covered with strong {{Tsundere}} tendencies; after acquiring Togepi - an infant Pokémon requiring a great deal of care - she calmed down considerably. At the end of Johto, she became her city's Gym Leader.

Tropes involving her and her Pokémon include:

[[hardline]]
* ActionGirl: Gym Leader of Cerulean City and an aspiring Water Master.
* [[ADayInTheLimelight A Mini-Arc In The Limelight]]: Not ''Pokémon Chronicles'' but rather the first 8 episodes of The Whirl Islands Mini-Arc[[note]]A 16-Episode FillerArc which occurred between Ash's battles for his 5th and 6th Johto badges. You know, when most players would just use Fly.[[/note]] Possibly compensation for her having [[PutOnABus a bus reservation]] for sometime in the following year.
* {{Badass}}: A few times.
* BadassAdorable
* BareYourMidriff
* BetweenMyLegs: In the episode "Forest Grumps" her legs are used as framing during her stand-off with James and Meowth.
* BigEater: As seen in "The Breeding Center Secret".
* BoyishShortHair: She is a tomboy and has short hair that's combined with TomboyishPonytail.
* BrickJoke: She gets her bike back at the end of the Johto series.
* ButtMonkey: She's sometimes made the butt of the joke by Ash and co. in earlier episodes, and [[DistressedDamsel gets into more perils]] than the rest of the crew (once, she was {{brainwashed}} into thinking she was a Seel). Also that her sisters [[TheRuntAtTheEnd look down on her]]. Doesn't help that she's stuck with [[TheDitz Psyduck]], which gives her a lot of the troubles.
** SlapstickKnowsNoGender: She is also not free from any physical humor; "Primeape Goes Bananas" features her getting her face kicked to the ground by an angry Mankey, and "Pokémon Fashion Flash" has her getting [[AshFace barbequed by Vulpix's fire]] not once, but ''twice''. The latter episode [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also had her]] getting [[CosmeticCatastrophe a silly makeover]] at which Ash laughed himself sick upon seeing it. ButtMonkey indeed.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "Bye Bye Butterfree", she (very briefly) takes Brock's going lovesick in stride and treats it as a joke, instead of using the EarAche RunningGag that she'd later be perfecting.
* TheChick: Of the "Original Series" cast.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In the second movie, she is seen to be annoyed when Melody (Fleura) flirts with Ash.
* CordonBleughChef: The [[{{Watsonian}} best way]] to describe how her stew in the Johto episode "Sick Daze" came out. She confused her ingredients and didn't just dump the mixture cutting her losses, and, as a result, the stew was so bad that not even ''[[BigEater Ash]]'' could eat it. She's not actually bad at cooking, mind--earlier in the series, she A: created a medicine from Salveyo Weed for Ash, Tracey, and Jessie's Stun Spore sickness[[note]]which, if she were a true LethalChef, the "medicine" would have turned out to be ''poison''[[/note]], and B: was hinted to have done the cooking in Episodes 3 and 4[[note]]when they arrived in Pewter City, Ash commented that it's been two weeks since he started his journey, indicating that they spent at least 13 days in Viridian Forest, and given how Ash handled his first day, it's unlikely he would have been the one who cooked[[/note]].
* DamselInDistress: What she's made to look like by Meowth in episode 12. However, if you watch past the point where Ash returns with the Super Potion ([[YouShouldKnowThisAlready fact is, true fans should have done so by now]]), she reveals that the Squirtle Squad wasn't really going to kill her (in the Japanese version) or turn her into a purplenette ([[NeverSayDie in the English version]]). Ironically, Misty actually volunteered to get the super potion in the former upon learning this demand.
** Played straight in "Pokémon Fashion Flash".
* DeadpanSnarker
* DemonHead: She sometimes does this when she gets mad at Ash.
* EarlyBirdCameo: However, Misty herself appeared in the first episode -- and became a main character -- even after she revealed herself to be the second Gym Leader.
* FieryRedhead
* FloralThemeNaming: Sakura (cherry blossom), Ayame (iris), Botan (peony), Kasumi (baby's breath ''or'' mist). The English version keeps the joke by naming the three older girls Daisy, Violet and Lily, but chose to go for preserving the pun on Misty's favorite type over the theme name. It does, however, retain how she's the odd one out.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Misty is the responsible sibling with regards to taking care of and managing the gym better than all three of her sisters. Daisy has gotten a bit better about it, but Misty is never away from the gym too long before her sisters need her to come back.
** On the other hand, Daisy and Violet at least seem more mature than Lily and Misty, due to age.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Phlegmatic (phlegm).
* FreudianExcuse: For a long time, she had a fear of Gyarados because she was nearly swallowed by one as a toddler.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With her three sisters. Things seem a touch better of late, at least with eldest sister Daisy.
* UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue: Her eyes vary between being green or blue (or sometimes both at the same time) between the episodes; it was especially prominent before the anime switched over to digital color. Nowadays it seems that they've settled on green, like her most recent official game artwork.
* HairDecorations: Either the hair tie she uses for her side ponytail or the pearl headband of her famed mermaid costume qualifies.
* HeroStoleMyBike: Ash did it in the first episode, culminating in the series' most famous RunningGag.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Ash back in the first few seasons, much more evident in the Orange Islands arc.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: To an extent. She's more open about her inferiority complex than most examples in that she will (albeit rarely) talk about her experiences as the youngest of her sisters, but other than that her quick-tempered nature and violent tendencies from early on were likely due to living in their shadows.
** And funnily enough, Misty is the only one of them who has any real passion for training Pokémon while her sisters are more obsessed with their fame as water ballet performers.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At the start of the series at least, she was rather condescending toward Ash despite the fact he was just starting out, though also still very caring. She got better as the series went on however.
* KickedUpstairs: Post-season 5, she has effectively become a Gym Leader due to her sisters being out of town on ballet tour for three months, and it is heavily implied that she has to lose to rookies quite a bit in order to be this in a manner that is very similar to Team Rocket.
* TheKirk
* LettingHerHairDown: A few different times, much to the delight of fans, though the instance most people remember is her mermaid getup, in which it was most probably a wig. She does let her down [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/indigo/020ps12.shtml for real]] [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/houen/S8ps5.shtml on occasion]], though.
* LittleMissBadass: It's easy to miss it due to not being stated in the dub, but she's actually ten, the same age as Ash.
* LuckyTranslation: Her Japanese name is a word for "Mist".
* MamaBear: Do ''not'' threaten Togepi.
* MeaningfulName: Based on a LuckyTranslation
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: "Three Sensational Sisters and one [[TheRuntAtTheEnd runt]]!" according to her sisters.
* OnlyOneName: There once were rumors that her last name was "Waterflower", but this was {{Jossed}} and the creators have confirmed they have not given her a last name.
* ParentalNeglect: And the triplets don't do a good job of looking after the gym ''or'' their little sister.
* ParentService: Her sisters are named as this.
* PrecisionFStrike: In the Japanese version, her comment about Satoshi's heaven (catching his first Pokémon) being her hell (bugs) in episode 3.
* PromotionToParent: To Togepi, and later Azurill.
* PutOnABus: Took over as her city's Gym Leader at the end of Johto.
* RedHeadedHeroine
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: Fits the definition perfectly, OddNameOut and all. She's often teased as such by her sisters, but of course, YoungestChildWins, and she actually happens to be the best at training Pokémon among the four.
* {{Shorttank}}: The ''goddamn'' trope picture.
* SheCleansUpNicely: She gobsmacks her friends when she dresses up. Examples include the yukata from "A Ghost At Maiden's Peak" and the princess kimono outfit from "Princess Festival Day"
* ShesGotLegs
* ShowgirlSkirt: Her [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_may_001.jpg Goldeen-based outfit]].
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Ended up doing this in an early episode that featured a gigantic Tentacruel that was destroying the city that the heroes were currently in, as it was angry that humans were polluting its waters.
* TalkingToHerself: Creator/RachaelLillis also did Jessie and Jigglypuff.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Sometimes has overblown fantasies about love and romance, and takes it upon herself to play matchmaker on more than one occasion.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: While she'd be there with everyone else in stopping the Crisis of the [=Week/Team=] Rocket, she wouldn't compete in sporting competitions unless they were either [[MakingASplash water-themed]] or [[DesignatedGirlFight girl-themed]]. Granted, [[TheHero Ash]] would compete in the former as well, but Misty would outdo him in those cases.
* {{Tomboy}}
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Daisy's Girly Girl.
** She also acts the Tomboy to her successor May's Girly Girl.
* TomboyishPonytail: Just stuck out the side.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's tomboyish, has quite a temper, and is the TropeCodifier for {{Shorttank}}. However, she occasionally displays fondness for romantic scenarios, and if she spots one will gush over it to the disgust of her male friends.
* {{Tsundere}}: Prior to getting Togepi anyway. Her "motherly" tendencies were also implied in other episodes, even the first episode when she tried to check up on Pikachu. All Togepi did was expand on it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Bug Type Pokémon?]]: And for a little bit, Why Did It Have To Be Gyarados?
* YoungestChildWins
* YouOweMe

!'''Misty's Pokémon'''

* MakingASplash: Naturally - Cerulean Gym is traditionally means Water-Type Gym Leader and almost all of her Pokémon are that type. A lot of them also know other type moves and some are dual types. It's worth noting that the latter is a key reason she loves them - Misty cites Water Pokémon as being exceptionally flexible and adaptable compared to most other Pokémon types.
* PoorPredictableRock: All of her Pokémon are water-type, except for Azurill (which evolves into the Water-type Marill) and Togetic, who was released after it evolved from Togepi.

!!'''Goldeen (Tosakinto)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOtani
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis

* HornAttack: Knows this attack and [[ThisIsADrill Horn Drill]].
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Supersonic.
* OutOfFocus: Worse than ''Horsea'' in this regard.

!!'''Staryu (Hitodeman)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki

* TheBlank
* {{Badass}}: In ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}'', it is the only one of Misty's or Brock's Pokémon to hold its own against Molly's artificial ones.
* BubbleGun: Knows Bubble Beam.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: How it basically moves around.
* TheFaceless: {{Lampshaded}} in an early episode; in their Gym battle, Ash's Butterfree used Stun Spore on Misty's Staryu, to which she commented that it looked like it was in real pain. [[DumbassHasAPoint Ash called her out by reminding her that it didn't even have a face]]. To her credit, Staryu was sort of writhing and off-balance when it was hit.
* ShoutOut
** For some reason its cry sounds like Series/{{Ultraman}}'s.
** In one episode, Staryu's core (the red jewel at the center of its body) blinks when he is knocked out, similar to Ultraman when he's weakened or had reached his time limit.

!!'''Starmie'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IkueOtani

* TheBlank
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Same as Staryu.
* TheFaceless
* PsychicPowers: Secondary type.
* PutOnABus: Left at the Cerulean Gym near the end of the Indigo season. Misty reclaimed it later as the new Gym Leader.
* TheWorfEffect: Starmie almost never won a battle on its own; the one time it ''did'' defeat an opponent, it was quickly and violently beaten by another immediately afterward, with its central core ''shattered''.

!!'''Horsea (Tattu)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Machiko Toyoshima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis

* BearerOfBadNews: Its debut, in "Tentacool and Tentacruel".
* BubbleGun: Knows Bubble.
* OutOfFocus: Due to being water-bound, Horsea rarely appeared and did very little during its run (though Goldeen generally fared worse despite a longer staying time).
* PutOnABus: Left at the Cerulean Gym near the end of the Indigo season. Misty reclaimed it later as the new Gym Leader.
* SmokeOut: Knows Smokescreen.
* SpannerInTheWorks: In "The Battling Eevee Brothers", when Team Rocket made off with all the Pokémon, Horsea included, it was put in a cage tied to the back of the wagon, allowing it to leave a trail of ink to show Ash and company where they were going.
* [[TrailOfBreadcrumbs Trail of Ink]]

!!'''Psyduck (Koduck)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' RikakoAikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney

* [[AcrophobicBird Aquaphobic Duck]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Psyduck needs a '''major headache''' to use his powers. 'Nuff said.
* ButtMonkey: To be fair, he often brings it upon himself.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CursedWithAwesome: Despite how embarrassing and frustrating he can be for Misty, he has also saved her and the rest of the team on multiple occasions.
* DelayedReaction: Has a really slow reaction time. [[OverlyLongGag And then he met a Slowpoke...]]
* TheDitz
* JumpedAtTheCall: Psyduck has a bad habit of jumping into action when Misty specifically requires one of her other Pokémon.
* MindOverMatter
* PsychicPowers: Knows Confusion and Psychic.
* ShipperOnDeck: He tried to get Caserin and Luverin (Misty and Daisy's Luvdisc) together in "Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing".

!!'''Togepi-Togetic (Togepy-Togechick)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiKoorogi

* [[spoiler:AllLovingHero]]
* DissonantLaughter
* EarlyBirdCameo
* FearlessInfant
* {{Flight}}: Togetic
* [[GenkiGirl Genki Bird]]
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Whenever Metronome would kick in for a DeusExMachina.
* PutOnABus
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* StrayingBaby: And how.
* TagalongKid
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Togetic

!!'''Poliwag-Poliwhirl-Politoed (Nyoromo-Nyorozo-Nyorotono)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (Poliwag), EricStuart (Poliwhirl and Politoed)

* BubbleGun: Knows Bubble.
* CloudCuckooLander: As Politoed.
* FrogsAndToads
* {{Keet}}: Politoed.
* NonActionGuy: To an extent after evolving into Politoed.
* UndyingLoyalty: After Misty saved him from Team Rocket, Poliwag became devoted to her to the point of ''evolving during battle'' to try and win.

!!'''Corsola (Sunnygo)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOtani
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

* BubbleGun: Knows Bubble Beam.
* DishingOutDirt: Secondary type (Rock).
* HealingFactor: Knows Recover.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: It once took down a ''[[RatedMForManly Machoke]]'' by itself, despite a type disadvantage.
* PsychicPowers: Knows Mirror Coat.

!!'''Gyarados'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka

* DidntSeeThatComing: When it debuted outside ''Pokemon Chronicles'', nobody expected him. [[LampShadeHanging Ash even wondered since when she had a Gyarados]].
* FrickinLaserBeams: Knows Hyper Beam.
* GentleGiant: Once it's tamed by Misty, it mellows ''considerably''.
* LetsGetDangerous: In his debut outside ''Pokemon Chronicles'', Misty bringing him out is the sign she has enough with the current enemy, [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable whose Pokemon get annihilated after almost two episodes of shrugging off anything thrown at them]], courtesy of the ElementalRockPaperScissors (the enemy uses a pair of Shedinjas, whose ability is to be invulnerable to anything that doesn't have the type advantage of them but are otherwise {{Glass Cannon}}s and {{Fragile Speedster}}s, and they are vulnerable to fire. Cue Gyarados using [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Flamethrower]]).
* [[PapaWolf Papa Kraken]]: Thinking about harming Misty? Hope you like a Hyper Beam to the face.
* PlayingWithFire: Knows Flamethrower.
* SeaMonster
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.

!!'''Caserin (Luvdisc) (Cuserine [Lovecus])'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi (Caserin), Creator/KyokoHikami (Luverin)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis

* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Knows Ice Beam.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* SuperSpeed: Knows Agility.

!!'''Azurill (Ruriri)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MegumiHayashibara
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

* HealingFactor: Knows Refresh.
* ItWasAGift: From Tracy, whose Marill is the mother.
* MakingASplash: Knows Water Gun and [[BubbleGun Bubble]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brock (Takeshi)]]

[[quoteright:232:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BrockPokemon.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YujiUeda
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' EricStuart (4Kids), Bill Rogers (current)

No last name given. Originally the fearsome Pewter City Gym Leader (which he still runs every now and then), he left to travel with Ash on his journey. Eldest of 10 kids, which he [[PromotionToParent had to raise on his own]] for almost two years after [[ParentalAbandonment his parents left]]. He served as a mentor to Ash for a while before turning into a sort of older brother character.

Tropes involving him and his Pokémon include:

[[hardline]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Red-haired in his [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Sugimoribrockoriginal.png original]] Sugimori artwork, brown-haired in the anime. Later artwork, even in Gen 1, has him with dark brown hair.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Is he a really tan Asian guy or a light-skinned black guy? It should be noted in the games he's much more lighter skinned.
* TheArtifact: See above about {{Flanderization}}.
* ArtShift: When Brock enters a contest, part of his routine involves...well...let's just say [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/kanto/444ps5.shtml this]] is a face I'll be seeing in my nightmares for a while.
* BagOfHolding[=/=]{{Hammerspace}}: Exemplified early in the Indigo saga.
* BalloonBelly: [=EP171=] and [=AG012.=]
* BerserkButton: Abusing or mistreating Pokemon in general. He almost beats the crud out of [[JerkAss Damien]] because of it.
* BigBrotherMentor
* BishieSparkle: Not exactly {{Bishonen}}, but [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Brock_and_Nurse_Joy.png this]] is just one of a few times he's used the trick...
* CallingTheOldManOut: has every reason to be angry with his father for abandoning the family for a long period of time. Except that, instead of chewing Flint out, Brock instead opted for telling Flint about the chores and daily routine that he has to undergo to take care of the children (it's a long list), while Brock himself goes off on his own journey.
* CasanovaWannabe
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the earliest episodes, seemed no more attracted to women than would be expected of his VagueAge (even gets embarrassed and shy when Misty mentions he has a crush on Melanie), and when he was, no more awkward. [[{{Flanderization}} Nowadays...]]
* ChefOfIron
* ChickMagnet: Made into one for all of five seconds in "Harley Rides Again" when several girls start [[CutenessProximity fawning over his Bonsly.]]
** Aside from that, at least three women have fallen in love with him.
* ChivalrousPervert: G-rated.
* [[spoiler: TheChosenOne: Of Uxie.]]
* ColorFailure
-->'''Holly:''' I'm sorry, but I'm just not interested in younger men.
* CombatCommentator
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: while Ash and company are still in the Orange Islands, Brock is a guest of the Ketchum household, and becomes a rival to Mimey when it comes to doing the chores. It's like they're being rivals over ''something else''.
* DynamicEntry: How did he first appear in the Advance Generation series? Throw Forretress as an ActionBomb against a flock of Taillow, that's what!
* EyesAlwaysShut
* {{Flanderization}}: Started out as a mentor type, gained the lovable pervert shtick and eventually became reduced to it, attempts have been made to regain the previous role, with variable success. In a bit of fairness, a silly side was shown in his intro episode when his father came back and promptly yelled at him, but before that, he was incredibly no-nonsense - almost like a smaller Lt. Surge.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** Melancholic: Original series and Diamond & Pearl.
** Phlegmatic II: Advance Generation
* GenreSavvy:
** There are times when he manages to dodge Croagunk's Poison Jab, or, several times when the group is in trouble, he intentionally flirts with girls to get Croagunk to pop out and free them. He also notices if Croagunk doesn't jab him "on time".
** He has some non-Croagunk related examples. For instance, while at the Old Chataeu, Dawn and Ash are freaking out over the fridge behind him turning into an evil Rotom fridge [[note]]For those who don't understand, the two were previously chased by fans, lawnmowers, and washing machines that were inhabited by Rotom, and now the fridge is being inhabited, and the change is visually noticeable[[/note]]. Brock turns to look, but every time, it just turns back into a normal fridge. He does this once or twice, realizes something is up, then keeps doing it a few times until he pauses for a split second and ''then'' looks. Since Rotom was [[DamnYouMuscleMemory used to the pattern]] it had turned into a normal fridge when Brock paused, then back into a Rotom fridge when Brock looked. Anyone else would dismiss it and not bother looking again after the first two times.
* ImageSong: "Takeshi's Paradise"
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Brock's family from his father's side all look or will end up looking exactly the same as him, regardless if they're male or female. Brock's mom is the only one who looks different.
* InformedAbility: His profession/passion as a Pokemon breeder is occasionally mentioned, but has basically zero effect on the show. Probably because the topic involves a little too much birds and the bees for a children's show.
* LetsGetDangerous: In spite of his tenure on the show, he is OutOfFocus for possibly more than 90% of it. When he ''does'' get to show his stuff, however, he's very competent. Best example might be "Leave it to Brocko" from the DP saga.
* LikesOlderWomen
* ManlyTears: Sometimes
* TheMedic: [[spoiler:He refocuses his goal on this at the end of DP. It helps that his Happiny had recently evolved into Chansey.]]
* MundaneUtility: ''really'' mundane example: Lotad's flat head? Extra ''table''. And, of course there's Croagunk's Poison Jab, which saw more use for you-know-what than in actual battles.
* TheNavigator: The one with the Town Map.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His Japanese name is a reference to a main character in ''Series/TakeshisCastle''.
* NoodleIncident: Ash and Misty find him as a cloaked drifter after their adventure in the Orange Islands. Whenever anyone asks about what happened during his time with Professor Ivy, he goes into a TroubledFetalPosition, to which he requests not to mention her name. To date, it's never been revealed what went on between the two and why he left. (He does mention Ivy in the [[{{Macekre}} English version]] of the seventh movie, though.)
* OutOfFocus: For being the one traveling companion who was part of the main cast for ''more than ten'' years (only dropping out very briefly in the Orange Islands arc), they sure didn't treat him as well as they could have.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Increasingly so, particularly in most of Sinnoh where both of his traveling companions shared co-star status. Lampshaded in the 11th movie, where Ash and Dawn both spring into action against the BigBad, and Brock briefly gets depressed over being left behind...literally.
** In one episode Team Rocket review their typical plans with accompanying graphics to find out why they always fail. When they get to the step where the heroes counterattack, the graphic shows Ash commanding Pikachu and Dawn commanding Piplup to attack...while Brock just stands in the background.
** The anime is ''very much aware of this''. When Brock got ADayInTheLimelight, he has proven to be cunning, fixing Team Rocket a meal and then stealing the Pokemon they stole and booking it while they were distracted. He's also shown he's an excellent battler, taking out Seviper with Croagunk despite the type disadvantage, and when Ash and Dawn showed up and volunteered to take it from there, Brock told them to stay out of it and he proceeded to beat down James' Carnivine with his newly evolved Sudowoodo...''also'' with a type disadvantage.
* OverusedRunningGag: Thankfully, they tend to mix it up, especially with Bonsly (in a brief stint [[note]]he uses ''Double-Edge''[[/note]]) and Croagunk.
* ParentalAbandonment: They actually come back ([[InconsistentDub yes, his mom was alive all this time]], though 4Kids chose to ignore the plot hole they wrote themselves into), but it's understandable that Brock's less than pleased when they go on vacation and leave his 9 siblings by themselves.
* PassingTheTorch: Handed over control of the gym to his younger brother Forrest.
* PutOnABus: ''Four times!'' Originally, it was because the anime crew thought he might be considered an Asian stereotype to a global audience (it's his eyes). Brought back because, as it turns out, nobody cared about that. The next two times were when the Johto and Hoenn gangs went their separate ways, neither of which were very long. And most recently (and possibly permanently) [[spoiler:after he decides to become a doctor at the end of DP]].
** [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Is supposed to make a reappearance later in the Decolore Island adventure]].
* RagingStiffie: G-rated version, obviously. Basically it's gotten to the point that when he ''doesn't'' have this around InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals, regardless if they're male or female, he starts getting [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy suspicious]] (often he's ''right''; it's Team Rocket or someone else disguised as the nurse or officer).
* RealMenWearPink: Aside from being TeamDad, he can also be classified as a [[TeamMom Team]] '''[[TeamMom Mom]]''', with good reason.
* RedShirt: Of a non-lethal and recurring variety. While his reappearances would push him more into MauveShirt territory, the fact that he is often shown being defeated to show how powerful an opponent is more directly channels this trope.
* SerialRomeo
* TheSmartGuy: Of every FiveManBand he's been in. In "Advanced Generation", he somewhat shares the role with Max. [[spoiler: He's also TheChosenOne of Uxie, the precursor of Knowledge.]]
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: "Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore". Brock and Flint have to work together to power up the Pokémon Center's backup generator. Brock was egged on by Nurse Joy several times, causing the energy gauge of the generator to...go sky-high.
* TheSpock
* StalkerWithACrush: how else would you describe him having that infamous "guidebook"? Or the fact that he can distinguish Jennys and Joys from each other?
* StrawHypocrite: Sort of. He is appalled when his mother Lola changes the gym to a [[MakingASplash water-type gym]] claiming that he is dedicated to [[DishingOutDirt rock-types]] despite the fact that he caught [[BlowYouAway a]] [[PoisonousPerson Zubat]] in his first episode with Ash, owns several [[MakingASplash water-types]], Ludicolo and Marshtomp, and actually owns only three rock-types, Geodude, Bonsly and Onix (only two now that Onix evolved into [[ExtraOreDinary Steelix]])
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With his nine siblings and his dad.
* SupremeChef
* TalkingToHimself: EricStuart also did James.
* TeamChef: To the point where this is his most essential contribution to the group in later arcs.
* TeamDad
* TemptingFate: Brock has started to realize that every time he starts swooning over Nurse Joy or Officer Jenny, Croagunk is only moments away from poison jabbing him, so he tries to control himself and back down.
* ThrowTheDogABone --> YankTheDogsChain: Oh, they do this sometimes with his hopeless flirtations. It just has a way of going straight to hell before the end of the episode.
* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tritagonist]]: He's usually in the background compared the lead male and female, but sometimes the show (or at least, the current story) makes it clear that he's this (at least for the humans). This is most evident during the Galactic arc, where not only does his Croagunk get a rivalry with Saturn's Toxicroak, he's also [[spoiler: chosen by one of the Lake Trio, along with Ash and Dawn.]]
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: which [[http://serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/511.shtml actually]] '''happens'''. [[spoiler:The Fantasy part being [[LotusEaterMachine literal]]...]]
* SupremeChef
* WeNeedADistraction: a minor RunningGag, and he sometimes convinces others to join him in the act (Corphish [twice!], Lombre, ''Dawn'')...
* WingdingEyes: Gets hearts in his eyes every time he looks at a pretty girl.
* TheWorfEffect: In spite of his aforementioned competence, his PlotArmor is thinner than those of his friends because of their star/co-star status. If he participates in a competition or tournament that his friends also join, he's likely to either lose early on or eventually get beaten by them (not always realistically).

!'''Brock's Pokémon'''
* DishingOutDirt: His main type is the Rock-type. If counting sub-elements, a few of his Pokémon are also Ground and [[ExtraOrdinary Steel]] types.
** Ironically, despite priding himself in being a Rock-type specialist, the ''only'' Rock-type he caught during the series proper was Bonsly.
* FreudianTrio:
% In ''Advanced Generation'':
--> TheKirk: Mudkip/Marshtomp
--> TheMcCoy: Lotad/Lombre/Ludicolo (Hoenn) & Bonsly (Kanto)
--> TheSpock: Forretress
% In ''Diamond and Pearl'':
--> TheKirk: Bonsly/Sudowoodo
--> TheMcCoy: Happiny/Chansey
--> TheSpock: Croagunk
* PoorPredictableRock: Averted, as soon as Brock stopped being the Gym Leader, he stopped having a Rock-type theme for his Pokémon team, though he tries to have at least one Rock-type Pokémon on his team. Nonetheless, he is quite firm about keeping Pewter Gym's Rock theme intact.

!!'''Onix-Steelix (Iwark-Haganeil)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka

* DishingOutDirt: As an Onix, he was a Rock/Ground type. As a Steelix, Ground is his secondary type.
* ExtraOreDinary: Steelix's primary type.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* GentleGiant: Outside of battle. Especially prominent when he reappeared as Steelix.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Knows Dragon Breath.
* TailSlap: Knows Iron Tail.
* TheWorfEffect: While supposedly Brock's strongest Pokémon, it loses quite a lot (including to ''Meowth'' once, when Meowth dumped water on it and somehow finished it off with Fury Swipes). The impression is further strengthened by the fact that Onix was by far the largest of the main cast's Pokémon during the whole Kanto and Johto sagas.

!!'''Geodude (Isitsubute)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney

* BareFistedMonk: Knows Seismic Toss.
* DishingOutDirt: Rock type.
* OutOfFocus: Barely got any personality, character development, battles, and was mainly used in places where Onyx was too big to fit.
* PintsizedPowerhouse
* PowerFloats
* ShoutOut: "The Punchy Pokémon" implies Geodude is a Fighting-type; it IS a fighting-type in the VideoGame/PokemonTradingCardGame.

!!'''Zubat-Golbat-Crobat'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki

* BatOutOfHell: Subverted.
* BlowYouAway: Knows Whirlwind.
* {{Flight}}
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Supersonic and Sonicboom.
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Primary type.
* ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=][[ThePowerOfLove Love]]: Is it any wonder it took such a short time for Golbat to evolve into Crobat, after Brock's caring for it?
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.

!!'''Vulpix (Rokon)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' RikakoAikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis

* BadassAdorable
* {{Kitsune}}
* OutOfFocus: Too adorable for its own good, especially since it's (currently) the ''only'' Pokémon Brock no longer owns (all the others are at Pewter Gym).
* PlayingWithFire
* PutOnABus: Returned it to the girl who gave it to him.
* SpoiledBrat: In [[CharacterisationMarchesOn its first appearance]] - it roasts Misty just for unexpectedly picking it up, before [[CrowningMomentOfFunny curling back up with a light yawn]].
* TheWorfEffect: Introduced as being extremely powerful, but is never shown winning an actual battle.

!!'''Pineco-Forretress (Kunugidama-Foretos)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' EricStuart (Pineco, Forretress 4Kids), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Forretress, current)

* ActionBomb: Knows [=SelfDestruct=] and Explosion.
* BigCreepyCrawlies
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Spikes.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* ExtraOreDinary: Forretress' secondary type.
* TheStoic: Forretress; Pineco was a lot more excitable.

!!'''Lotad-Lombre-Ludicolo (Hassboh-Hasubrero-Runpappa)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito (Hassboh and Hasubrero), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Runpappa)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Lotad), Creator/DanGreen (Lombre), EricStuart (Ludicolo, 4Kids), Bill Rogers (Ludicolo, current)

* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's always been a NiceGuy, even in his first stage, but he's really powerful and not afraid to show it when his friends are in danger.
* BulletSeed
* CloudCuckooLander: Kind of "out there" compared to others of its species, especially as a Lotad. Don't ''ever'' assume he's stupid, though.
* ConfusionFu: His battle style is ''unpredictable''.
* GreenThumb: Secondary type.
* JawDrop: Has an EPIC one when his Mawile crush dumps him for a Psyduck.
* {{Kappa}}
* {{Keet}}: As Ludicolo, which is characteristic of the species. See also NiceGuy below
* MakingASplash: Primary type.
* NiceGuy: Shown very early in ''Advanced Generation''. [[note]]When he was called out to battle the leader of a school of Sharpedo, Lotad quickly noticed something was wrong (Sharpedo had been poisened by Jessie's Seviper), and along with Brock stayed by Sharpedo's side, even overnight. He was quite ecstatic to see that Sharpedo seemed to be recovering, and had its fin wrapped around Brock's back.[[/note]]

!!'''Mudkip-Marshtomp (Mizugorou-Numacraw)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MegumiHayashibara (Mizugorou), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (Numacraw)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lindsey Warner (Mudkip, 4Kids), Michele Knotz (Mudkip, second), Kayzie Rogers (as Jamie Peacock, Marshtomp)

* BarrierWarrior: Knows Protect.
* DishingOutDirt: Marshtomp's secondary type (Ground).
* LamarckWasRight: How else would you explain [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/kanto/425ps1.shtml this]]?
* MakingASplash
* OvershadowedByAwesome[=/=]CantCatchUp: The one member of the Hoenn group's starter trio that saw the least action, hence his evolution coming late, and the only one to never even reach his final stage.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Towards Brock in his first appearance. In general, he's more sweet than icy.
* TeamDad: Mudkip was just as mature - if not moreso - than Pikachu and tried hard to both keep the peace and take care of the younger ones. "Turning Over A New Nuzleaf" was the first great example.

!!'''Bonsly-Sudowoodo (Usohachi-Usokkie)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers

* BareFistedMonk: Knows Hammer Arm.
* CharacterTics: Sudowoodo has a habit of saluting Brock.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: Towards Happiny, since they seem to appear together often.
* CryCute: Bonsly
* DittoFighter: Knows Mimic.
* DishingOutDirt: Rock type.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Bonsly...ironically, early in Sinnoh he learned Mimic and evolved into Sudowoodo an episode later.
* OlderAndWiser: As a Bonsly he was a big crybaby; after evolving, he became a hardworking, loyal battler unafraid to enter the fray and - as an added bonus - unlikely to angst. For instance, when Brock chose Coragunk over him for the cosplay competition (to win Happiny's egg), Sudowoodo gets over the crushing disappointment in ''seconds''.
* OutOfFocus: To a degree (mostly since Croagunk was more prominent), but he still gets some shining moments of prominence and never actually decays as a tough battler.
* TookALevelInBadass: In "Leave it to Brocko", where he evolves.
* WhenTreesAttack: Even though he's actually a Rock-type.
** In "Leave It To Brocko", they use this to their advantage to put a lost, frightened young Nuzleaf at ease, since Bonsly's tree-like appearance reassured Nuzleaf that they were friendly.
* YesMan: Sudowoodo, a more endearing example than most as he's obviously very devoted to his trainer.

!!'''Croagunk (Gureggru)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers

* AssShove: Croagunk's Poison Jab almost always is depicted like this.
* {{Beat}}: Croagunk is the source of a lot of awkward silences...[[{{Filler}} just staring...]][[OverlyLongGag and croaking...]]
* BareFistedMonk: Secondary type.
* BrickBreak
* EvilLaugh: Crogunk everytime he has to poison jab Brock and drag him off behind him. ''Cro-cro-cro-croooo''
** In the Japanese version, instead of PokemonSpeak, it's an actual EvilLaugh...
* FascinatingEyebrow: [[http://serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/477.shtml Bizarrely]], when Brock is trying to orient him in the group's daily routine...
* FrogsAndToads
* IneffectualLoner
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's usually quick to [[BigDamnHeroes come to the rescue]] of Brock (or the rest of the group) if they're in real danger.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: in "Jumping Rocket Ship", the group gets separated, and Croagunk is simply taking a trip through Canalave's canals by way of several boats. Every time he appears, it was just a split-second before/after one group is in the same scene. For the record, it was Croagunk who's the ''last'' Pokémon to be "found" (or rather, Croagunk found them thanks to Brock being himself).
* NotSoStoic: There are a few times that he outright laughs at his trainer's misfortune towards girls.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Once, his rivalry with Saturn's Toxicroak made him completely ignore Brock's advances to a girl.
* PetTheDog: Can often come across as a {{jerkass}} at times, but the writers occasionally show that he can have a protective side as well.
** There's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in "Doc Brock" - after [[ItMakesSenseInContext Pachirisu has recovered from its sickness thanks to Brock and he's agrees to lecture Ash & Dawn about medicine]], the screen briefly shoots to the window to show Croagunk, [[EyesAlwaysShut eyes closed]] in that {{Animesque}} manner characters have when they're being ''tender''. Besides the subject matter of the episode, that heartwarming little shot gives subtle {{Foreshadowing}} to [[spoiler: Brock's eventual decision to become a Pokémon Doctor]].
* PintsizedPowerhouse
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Primary type.
* RealMenHateSugar: Shown several times to be adverse to any sweet food.
* RunningGag:
** He's ''waaay'' too obsessed with his reflection.
** Also the whole "stab and drag Brock away from girls" thing, of course.
* SensorCharacter: He has been able to detect the presence of Team Rocket at several points when the rest of the group was distracted and has headed off to stop them on his own without the others noticing. He was also aware of the approach of Saturn's Toxicroak.
* SignatureMove: Poison Jab.
* SixthRanger: If the main characters make up a FiveManBand each series/generation, then Croagunk - who joins last and appears the least - is this to the "Diamond and Pearl" band.
* TheStoic
* SuperSenses: His version of the "Anticipation" ability allows him to have better perception of the surroundings.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Despite all the Poison Jabs Brock took over the series, when their compatability was rated, it was nearly as high as Ash and Pikachu's. Oh, and did we mention that this is a few days after he's caught?
* WhatTheHellHero: The first time Croagunk went too far in attacking Brock[[note]]when Brock was sincere in helping the girl-of-the-day[[/note]], Dawn calls him out on it (he even ''looks'' genuinly abashed). On another occasion, Brock delivers one himself, right after getting stabbed:
-->Oh, c'mon! [[ImagineSpot Imagination]] is against the law?

!!'''Happiny-Chansey (Pinpuku-Lucky)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Jenness

* BadassAdorable
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Inverted - unlike Togepi for example, she was more likely to be aware of when things weren't going well (even on the day she hatched) and could become relatively serious if the situation called for it; on the other hand, her usual demeanor is that of a sweet-natured CheerfulChild.
* GooGooGodlike
* HealingFactor: Learned Softboiled immediately upon evolution to Chansey.
* TheMedic
* NiceGirl: Really quite a sweetheart, as is natural for her species - in her intro episode, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she initially offers the Oval Stone which Brock carved her back to him as a sign of friendship and trust, despite how badly she'd previously wanted it upon hatching]]. From that point on, it's pretty safe to say that she's less of a divisive character than Togepi ever was.
* NonElemental
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Swinging Jessie's Seviper around by its tail in circles is just a ''fraction'' of her ability.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: So far Brock's only (confirmed) female Pokémon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tracey Sketchit (Kenji)]]

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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomokazuSeki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' TedLewis (4Kids), Craig Blair (current)

A friend of Ash's, who he met on his trip to the Orange Islands. Specializes in Pokémon watching; i.e. he draws pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat with surgical precision. Tracey primarily draws Pokémon, but there are several human subjects scattered around his various sketchbooks. [[{{Fanboy}} Huge fan of Prof. Oak.]]

Tropes involving him and his Pokémon include:

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* AdventureCouple: He and [[TheDitz Daisy]] fit some of the criteria, which is probably why they're often shipped together.
* AscendedFanboy: Oak takes him under his wing at the end of the Orange Islands arc.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Tracey's typical battle style. He can predict an opponent's moves based on having seen the set-up motions before and get a counterattack going immediately, which isn't too shabby. In his initial appearance, he was able to discern upbringing problems with a group of trainers' Pokémon, and gauge how strong and well-conditioned Pikachu was with but a mere precursory glance.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
* [[MeaningfulName Meaningful]][=/=]PunnyName: What do you think does he do in his free time? Take a wild guess.
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy: He can battle if he has to, but he uses his Pokémon mainly for fieldwork.
* OutOfFocus: After the very first episode of ''Diamond and Pearl'', he did not appear again until [=BW116=], '''''306 episodes later'''''.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Both in terms of Pokémon, and character (regarding Brock). Poor guy.
* PutOnABus: Now Prof. Oak's assistant.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Savvy Guy to Daisy's Energetic Girl.
* ShirtlessScene: A few, accounting for his entire pre-departure fanbase.
* TheSmartGuy: Of the Orange Islands portion of the "Original Series" FiveManBand.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's "Tracey", not "Tracy".
* TheSpock

!'''Tracey's Pokémon'''

!!'''Venonat (Kongpang)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' RikakoAikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis

* BigCreepyCrawlies: Primary type.
* GreenThumb: Knows Sleep Powder.
* {{Keet}}
* NonActionGuy: Compared to its teammates.
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Secondary type.
* SuperSenses: Vision

!!'''Marill (Maril)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MikaKanai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

* EarlyBirdCameo
* MakingASplash
* NiceGirl: Yes, it's a female - it's the ''mother'' of Misty's Azurill after all.
* RodentOfUnusualSize
* SuperSenses: Hearing

!!'''Scyther (Strike)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' EricStuart

* BadassGrandpa: Rejected from his tribe because he was too old to remain the leader (though he makes amends with his young successor before accepting Tracey as his trainer).
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Primary type.
* CoolOldGuy
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* {{Flight}}
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* TheRival: ''Very'' briefly with Charizard due to some initial aggression. After repelling a Team Rocket attack, they "flex their muscles" a bit before making peace.
* RunningGag: Would break into a pant after working, since he left the Pokemon Center before healing properly. It's lampshaded the first time.
* TeamDad: To a degree towards the other Pokémon. Definitely towards his tribe, given he left the Pokémon Centre (still injured) to save them from Team Rocket.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Cast]]
!!'''Professor Samuel Oak (Dr. Yukinari Okido)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Stuart Zagnit (4Kids), [[JimmyZoppi Carter Cathcart]] (current)
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Professor Oak comes from Pallet Town. He is Gary Oak's grandfather and gave Pikachu to Ash as a last resort after he woke up late to take one of the other three starters. His status as a semi-main character means that he shows up the most out of all the professors in the series.

* CoolOldGuy
* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend To All Pokémon]]: One way or another, he'll find a way to get on a Pokémon's good side.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Besides being one of the leading experts on Pokémon, he's also a world-renowned poet.
* IronButtMonkey: In the Japanese version, Oak would often have a short segment at the end of an episode demonstrating a certain quality or attack that Pokémon can execute. It usually always ends up being used on him. He's been burned, electrocuted, frozen, punched, bitten, and flung across the room more times than you can count.
* MissionControl: Most of Ash's Pokémon are just a phone call away courtesy of him. He also plays a straighter example in ''{{Anime/Pokemon 3}}''.
* TheProfessor
* ShipTease: With Delia. In Theatre/PokemonLive, Ash asks Professor Oak not to bring his [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything mother home too late.]]
* ShockAndAwe: Rotom's primary type.
* SoulPower: Rotom's secondary type.
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:Created by Celebi in ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever''.]]

!!'''Gary Oak (Shigeru Ookido)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukoKobayashi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' JimmyZoppi
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Ash's first rival when he started off as a Pokémon trainer. Gary would usually one-up Ash and take any chance to insult him when they met up, but after Ash finally defeated Gary, he soon realized that being a trainer wasn't really his calling, and has since befriended Ash and followed in his grandpa's footsteps to become a Pokémon professor.

* TheAce: Gary seems to be pretty much be the best at what he does, and even claims to be the top trainer out of the four in his year who left Pallet Town, and is always at least two steps ahead of [[TheHero Ash]]. He even had time to go on a vacation because he had so many damn badges!
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: His [[ThePaidForHarem fanclub]] was mostly made up of these.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter
* AnimeHair: Although far from being the most extreme example in the series, it's definitely there.
* ArtEvolution: When we see him after the Battle Frontier, his design matches his game counterpart in ''[=FireRed=]''/''[=LeafGreen=]''.
* BarrierWarrior: Electivire's Protect.
* BigCreepyCrawlies; Scizor
* BrainyBrunette: Even becomes a Pokémon researcher, [[GenerationXerox just like his grandfather.]]
** And even before that, Gary had such a high knowledge of Pokémon, he barely needed to use his Pokédex to get any info on them, in contrast to Ash who uses his every time he sees a Pokémon, even ones he's'' already'' seen.
* [[BrainlessBeauty Brainless Beauties:]] His fanclub, whose sole existence revolved around fawning attention on him.
* BreakTheHaughty: Being owned by Mewtwo, then losing in the last round of the Pokémon League preliminaries. He gets better, though.
** It was somewhat implied Gary had never lost before, which seems to shape him into a more humble person. BreakTheHaughty indeed.
* CastingAShadow: Umbreon.
* ChildhoodFriends: Being neighbors in Pallet Town, he was this with Ash prior to the incident with the Pokeball. See We Used To Be Friends below.
* ChekhovMIA: Disappears for the entire AG saga, appearing only in the last episodes to tell Ash about Sinnoh.
* CrossdressingVoices: In Japanese.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Got his own episode in ''Pokémon Chronicles.''
* DeadpanSnarker: The "deadpan" part coming in from Johto and onwards.
* DemotedToExtra: Ever since the Original Series - he didn't appear at all in Hoenn; shows up only four times in Diamond and Pearl ([[CurbStompBattle in two of which he got his ass handed to him by Team Galactic]]), and he has yet to appear in Unova.
* DishingOutDirt (Rock/Ground): Golem, Nidoking and Nidoqueen.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Umbreon, who knew Double Team as an Eevee.
* ExtraOreDinary: Scizor, Electivire's Iron Tail.
* ElementalPunch: Electivire's Thunder Punch.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Blastoise's Rapid Spin.
* FountainOfExpies: Drew, Paul, Kenny, and Trip, we're looking at you.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Nidoqueen's Hyper Beam.
* FriendlyEnemy: In Johto.
* GuestStarPartyMember: At times, most notably in several "Diamond and Pearl" series episodes.
* GreenEyes: Except for a very early episode where he had blue eyes, he's always been depicted with it. ''Best Wishes'' final episode confirmed it.
* HandsomeLech and KidAnova: In Kanto, he traveled with a large group of older girls. That is one pimp pre-teen.
* HornAttack: Nidoking's attack.
* InsufferableGenius: While most of the time he's a SmallNameBigEgo who loses his more important battles, he's still quite a competent trainer and is more than happy to show it off. Him gaining ten badges in Kanto and flaunting them to Ash is one of the most (in)famous examples.
* {{Jerkass}} -> JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He gets better from Johto onwards, but this can still pop up.
* LargeHam: During his SmallNameBigEgo Kanto days.
* MakingASplash: Blastoise and Krabby.
* MegatonPunch: Nidoqueen's Mega Punch.
* MythologyGag: His eyes are [[http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/kennykyo/GREENEYES.jpg green]] as either a reference to his game counterparts JPN name (Green), one of the first two games in the series (Red and ''Green'') or both.
* TheOtherDarrin: Totally averted! Gary is currently the ''only'' character that kept his English voice actor after the anime transferred rights.
* PetTheDog: In ''Battle Of The Badge'', Gary's the one who tackles Meowth to prevent him from blowing up the [[ElectricTorture rigged]] platform Ash is standing on during his gym battle against Team Rocket.
* PlayingWithFire: Arcanine and Magmar.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: In Kanto, due to the show continuing past it and the original conclusion of Ash vs. Gary being changed so that Gary is knocked out of the League tournament by a random opponent before he can face Ash, making most of his previous antagonistic appearances rather pointless in retrospect.
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Nidoking and Nidoqueen.
* PsychicPowers: Umbreon's [[SuperSpeed Agility]] and Psychic.
* PunnyName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Oak His English name]], funnily enough.
* TheReveal: It wasn't until his second match with Ash that we learned he started with [[spoiler:Squirtle.]] None of his main Pokémon were even ''shown'' until episode 63 (when he was shown using Nidoking and Arcanine at the Viridian gym), though his Krabby made a brief appearance in episode 13, alongside the one Ash had just caught). We did hear at a few points in early episodes that he caught a ''lot'' of Pokémon.
** Over 200, according to Professor Oak, meaning since there were only 151 kinda in the Kanto saga, he's caught quite a few more than the same species.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Ash's red of the "Original Series".
* TheRival: Ash's main rival until the end of the Johto saga. He and Ash are currently providing the page picture for this trope.
* ShockAndAwe: Electivire.
* SoulPower: Umbreon's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]].
* SuperSpeed: Arcanine.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Really thinks highly of himself in the first season, which only increases the irony over the fact that he loses in the ''preliminaries'' of the Indigo League. Played for hilarity when, during the swimsuit contest in the originally-banned BeachEpisode, he actually believes everyone is watching ''him''.
* TookALevelInKindness: Becomes considerably nicer to Ash during the Johto Arc.
* {{Tuckerization}}: His Japanese name, Shigeru, is taken from ShigeruMiyamoto, who served as a mentor to SatoshiTajiri.
* UseYourHead: Blastoise's Skull Bash.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Ash, before a quarrel involving a broken Pokéball. [[spoiler: Which they each kept half of.]]
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Dodrio

!!'''Delia Ketchum (Hanako)'''
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[[caption-width-right:277:Ash's mom has got it going on.]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MasamiToyoshima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/VeronicaTaylor (4Kids), Sarah Natochenny (current)

Ash's always-loving mother. Not much more needs to be said about her. Just let the tropes do the talking.

[[hardline]]
* AllThereInTheManual: She does have an actual job apart from just minding the house: a restaurant that she inherited from her mother.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Delia frequently and loudly reminds Ash to change his you-know-whats. Sometimes his friends are around. Sometimes there's a small crowd. Sometimes it's being filmed on live TV. However, Delia's obssession with her son's underwear is limited to the 4Kids dub.
* AndTheRest: Delia has been known to do this to ''her own son''.
-->'''Delia''': Oh, Pikachu! It's so good to see you again, [[CutenessProximity oh you're so cute, I could just hug you all day]] -- [[DullSurprise oh, hi Ash.]]
* TheAtoner: In Theatre/PokemonLive, [[spoiler: Delia feels guilty for associating herself with Giovanni as a young woman and wishes to keep Ash from learning the truth about her past.]]
* BattleButler: Well, what else can we call Mimey?
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In some ''Chronicles'' episodes, she actually shows some skill as a trainer.
* TheDitz: Not always, but she has her moments.
* FormerTeenRebel: According to ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', where she reveals she had dated a "bad boy" for a time, a "bad boy" who [[spoiler: happened to be Giovanni.]]
* GreenThumb: She enjoys gardening as her favorite hobby.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Both of Ash's dub actors also voiced her.
* IdiotHair: Delia sports an ahoge just for the sake of having one. She is neither an idiot nor mischievous.
* MarilynManeuver: Yes, they went there. [[ImagineSpot She was just imagining it.]]
* NeatFreak: Mimey. He once vaccuumed Ash in the face because he apparently hadn't taken a bath for so long.
* PsychicPowers: Delia owns a very powerful Mr. Mime. Well, she doesn't ''own'' Mimey so much as he showed up on her doorstep and she fed him because she thought he was Ash...long story. Anyway, he's basically part of the family now.
* TalkingToHerself: In the English dub, her voice actress also does the voices for Ash and May. And even after TheOtherDarrin, she ''still'' shares a voice actress with her son!
* TeamMom: Treats Ash's friends like her own children. When Ash and Misty returned to Kanto after the Orange Islands saga, they found that Delia had found a {{Heroic BSOD}}-inflicted Brock and was letting him stay at the Ketchum house while she nursed him back to health.
* TeenPregnancy: Delia is/[[NotAllowedToGrowUp was]] 28 years old when Ash turned 10 and started on his journey as a trainer.

!!'''Officer Jenny (Junsar)'''
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[[caption-width-right:287:Jenny! Oh Jenny!]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MeganHollingshead, Jamie Davyous Owens, KayzieRogers, Maya Rosewood, and Emily Williams

If there's a town with any semblance of law enforcement, then Officer Jenny will be there.

The numerous Jennies out there exhibit the following tropes:
[[hardline]]
* ActionGirl: Being a police officer and all, Jenny is (usually) not afraid to leap into the action.
* BikerBabe: Most of them drive a motorcycle as a preferred vehicle of choice.
* ArtEvolution: Officer Jenny got a complete makeover in the Unova region. She went from having shoulder-length hair and a blue uniform to [[http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/3695/307343-168.jpg grass-green short cropped hair with a beige uniform in Unova]]. Some have commented on her appearance, saying she looks like a ButchLesbian.
** Kalosian Jennys have wavy hair tied in a low ponytail, and the uniforms are back to blue.
* BetweenMyLegs: The shot used when a Jenny first appears in Best Wishes episode 38.
* CowboyCop: One particular Jenny enjoys taking down criminals with her...[[ImprobableWeaponUser bowling skills.]] That same Jenny came all the way from Kanto just to capture Team Rocket.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: The Jenny in "Pokémon Emergency!"
* GenderEqualsBreed: Ash and Co. once met a Luxray trainer named Marble, a young Jenny. As with Joy, this indicates that men have no impact on genetics in the family.
* GenreSavvy: the Jenny in "A Poached Ego", where she instantly beats the poacher Rico by quickly stealing the Poké Ball containing his ace, Tyranitar.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: "Stealing the Conversation", where one Jenny stopped criminals with a bowling ball.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Former co-TropeNamer. All Jennies look exactly alike, but each Jenny is told apart by the insignia on their hat, representing the town they're from. Brock can tell them apart by other details, such as the length of their skirt.
* PhraseCatcher: A RunningGag with new main characters (and Ash in Unova) is that they would always mistake the second Jenny they meet on their journey with the first one.
* PlayingWithFire: Most Jennies have a Growlithe or Arcanine. (the exception is Unova, where it's a Lilipup/Herdier/Stoutland.)
* PoorPredictableRock: Though only most, since there have been Jennies that use other Pokémon as well, ranging from Luxray to Gastly.
* PoliceAreUseless: Played with, as while the Jennies ''do'' try to help Ash and friends, it's usually the latter who save the day. Played completely straight, however, by the Eterna City Jenny from "A Secret Sphere of Influence".
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of them, but especially the Jennies in "Pokémon Emergency!" and "Spinarak Attack". The former even gives Ash a free ride to the Pokémon Center!
* ShesGotLegs: And every so often the animators decide to [[{{Fanservice}} remind us as much]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The {{Tomboy}} to Nurse Joy's GirlyGirl.
* TooDumbToLive: Quite a few, like the one in "An Egg-Sitting Adventure!"
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: In earlier episodes, it was blue.
* ZergRush: The Eterna City Jenny uses this technique with a crapload of other officers to corner Nando in "A Secret Sphere of Influence".

!!'''Nurse Joy'''
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[[caption-width-right:342:Joy! Oh Joy![[note]]A one-woman man's what I wanna be, but [[LoveTriangle there's two perfect girls for me!]][[/note]]]]
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyakoShiraishi, Creator/KikukoInoue, and Creator/YurikoYamaguchi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MeganHollingshead, BellaHudson, and Michele Knotz

Much like Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy is found anywhere that has a Pokémon center.

The numerous Joys found around the world exhibit the following tropes:
[[hardline]]
* ArtEvolution: Along with Jenny above, Nurse Joy also underwent a makeover for the Unova region. [[http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/3695/291051-182.jpg The bangs of her hair were parted, giving her an overall much younger appearance.]] She also no longer wears a white apron.
** In Kalos, the pigtails are slightly raised.
* {{Brainwashed}}: One Joy was turned into Mewtwo's servant in ''Mewtwo Strikes Back'', later freed from his control when she was no longer useful.
* CanonImmigrant: While not referenced by name, The Pokemon Center nurse in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' is Nurse Joy, sporting her Kalos design. Since the games have only been sprites up until now, adding 3D model characters into the game allows the games to start adapting the anime characters, if for nothing more than their character designs.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead:Most of the Joys who live in the Orange Islands have a healthy tan due to living in such sunny environments.
* DeadlyDoctor: One particular Joy near the end of the Battle Frontier arc kicked Ash's ass in a battle with Chansey, then routinely rushed his Corphish to be healed.
* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend To All Pokémon]]: Well, she ''is'' a nurse, so it's her job to take care of them.
* GenderEqualsBreed: More recent episodes have shown children Joys named Marnie and Paige, who look exactly the same as their mother. The father looks nothing like the rest of the family. This also implies that Joy is the surname.
* HeroicBSOD: The grief-stricken Joy in "One Big Happiny Family!"
* HospitalHottie: Makes one go ''Brock'' over them.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: The other former Co-TropeNamer. Every Joy in the world looks exactly the same. The only way to tell them apart is by the [[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/Anime/Pokemon/HordeofNurseJoys.jpg color of the cross on their hats, which will range through every color except Red due to copyright reasons]]. Brock can tell them apart without that fact, and in fact can tell when someone is only pretending to be Joy (He doesn't go crazy over them).
** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: In one of the Diamond/Pearl side stories, Forrest battles a Joy to keep the Pewter Gym open [[spoiler:and she uses a ''Latias'']].
* TheMedic
* MusclesAreMeaningless: One of the dark-skinned Joys mentioned above also has super-strength. You wouldn't know it by looking at her. She is, however, commented on as being more muscular than the other Joys.
* PhraseCatcher: Similar to Jenny's entry above.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The GirlyGirl to Officer Jenny's {{Tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Joys have the 'gentle inner iron' thing going for them and then there's the [[Creator/KikukoInoue voice...]]

!!'''Todd Snap (Toru)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KappeiYamaguchi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' JimmyZoppi

An enthusiastic Pokémon photographer, Todd Snap loves taking photos of Pokémon in their natural habitat and learns from Ash how to properly understand their feelings. In his first appearance, he tries to catch a photo of Pikachu after misunderstanding Team Rocket's request to "catch" Pikachu. He becomes a travelling companion to Ash, Misty and Brock for a short while before departing to explore Kanto's mountain region. He reunites with his friends in Johto, trying to snap Articuno whilst accompanied by Jigglypuff. He is fittingly the star of ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''.

* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: Professor Oak gives the Zero One multipurpose vehicle to Todd in ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''. The vehicle can go on land via railway tracks, can travel down rivers, and fly using rocket boosters.
* TheBusCameBack: For a second 3-parter during the Johto saga.
* CameraFiend
* ChekhovsSkill: His skills in photography (and camera) proved vital in gathering evidence against Cassidy and Butch, bringing their breeding centre scheme crashing down.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Basically his entire original appearance, since its ''purpose'' was to promote ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''.
* GoingForTheBigScoop
* GuestStarPartyMember
* NonActionGuy
* PhotoOpWithTheDog: Todd tries to do with Pikachu and other Pokémon throughout his appearances.
* PutOnABus: In Season 1, and then reappears in Johto.
* RunningGag: Todd takes photos at the most inappropriate moments.

!!'''Jessiebelle (Rumika)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Megumi Hayashibara
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (4kids), Michele Knotz (TPCI)

James's somewhat abusive fiancee chosen by his parents.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Her latest appearence was DP 153 which is 571 episodes between her first appearence in the anime and this one (Not counting DP 002 of course).
* {{Doppelganger}}: She looks almost exactly like Jessie, except for her hair and her eyes.
* GoldDigger: Possibly the reason she wants to marry James is for his family's money.
* GreenThumb: Owns a Vileplume, her only known Pokemon.
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking To Herself:]] With Jessie in several countries.
* WhipItGood: She uses a whip on James in her debut episode.
* {{Yandere}}: Of the non-murderous type, although she is willing to injure James into obeying her.

!!'''Ritchie (Hiroshi)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MinamiTakayama
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne

* BlowYouAway: Happy's Whirlwind.
* BigCreepyCrawlies:Happy (Butterfree)
* CrossdressingVoices
* ADayInTheLimelight: Had a few episodes to himself in Chronicles.
* DishingOutDirt (Rock & Ground): Cruise (Pupitar)
* DoppelgangerSpin: Rose's Double Team.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ash himself, right down to the similarity of his team.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the three-part Lugia arc in the Whirl Islands.
* GreenThumb: Happy's Sleep Powder.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Appears in a few episodes of ''Pokémon Chronicles''.
* TheNicknamer: Towards his team.
* PlayingWithFire: Zippo (Charmeleon)
* PsychicPowers: Sparky's [[SuperSpeed Agility]].
* RummageFail: So far the only character to put stickers on his Pokéballs to avert this.
* ShockAndAwe: Sparky (Pikachu)
* ShoutOut: Considering that we've had Satoshi and Shigeru, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Yamauchi Hiroshi would ring a bell, especially for old-time Nintendo fans since the 1990s.]]
* SimilarSquad
* SixthRanger: At the end of the Indigo League arc/season, and during the three-part Lugia arc in Johto.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Rose (Taillow), Happy (Butterfree)

!!'''Professor Felina Ivy (Dr. Uchikido)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KeikoHan
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' KayzieRogers

Professor Ivy lives in the Orange Islands. She was introduced for little more reason than to give the [[{{MacGuffin}} GS Ball]] to Ash, Misty, and Brock.

* HotLibrarian: Those glasses are sexy.
* MsFanservice
* NoodleIncident: Nobody knows why Brock is terrified of her these days. He's certainly not telling.

!!'''Casey (Nanako)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Nina Kumagaya
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kerry Williams

One girl fan of baseball and recurrent character in Johto. Appeared in three episodes in the Johto series, in one of the openings in Johto, side to side with Ritchie and Gary and participated of two Chronicles episodes, one as the main character.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Is the main character in a ''Chronicles'' episode.
* AnimalMotifs: Electabuzz
* BaseballEpisode
* BerserkButton: Questioning her loyalty to the Electabuzz baseball team, as Ash did in her first appearance (though since Charizard gave her entire team a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, this had a different negative effect at first).
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Beedrill
* CurbstompBattle: Suffers one against Ash, when all three of her Pokemon fall to Charizard without him even trying
* DevelopmentGag: A subtle one. "Casey" was originally supposed to be ''Ash's'' name.
* TheDitz: She's cute but not too bright.
* FanGirl: To the Electabuzz baseball team, which are [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the Osaka Hanshin Tigers, a RealLife baseball team which is much loved in Japan. Parts of [[http://baseballcontinuum.com/2013/03/17/bizarre-baseball-culture-crummy-teams-fanatics-and-pokemon-in-the-double-trouble-header/ her debut episode make this very obvious to people familiar with Japanese baseball]].
* FanOfUnderdog
* {{Flight}}: Pidgey and Beedrill.
* GenderBlenderName: In the English dub. See DevelopmentGag, above.
* GenkiGirl
* GreenThumb: Meganium
* HotBlooded
* KansaiRegionalAccent: In the original.
* MeaningfulName: She's a fan of a baseball team, and thus named after the poem "Casey At The Bat".
* NiceHat: A baseball cap with a lightning bolt design on the front.
* NonElemental: Rattata
* RunningGag: Her appearances to the gang is never complete without her (and her team) singing the Electabuzz theme song.
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Beedrill
* ShesGotLegs
* ShockAndAwe: Elekid
* WhatTheHellHero: She pushed her Chikorita in her second appearance (during the Bug-Catching Contest) so she could beat Ash. Thankfully she learned her lesson afterwards, and Ash [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming giving her the Beedrill he won the Contest with]] helped her appreciate the lesson all the more.
* WhoWearsShortShorts
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Pidgey
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Harrison (Hazuki)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsumi Toriumi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/WayneGrayson

One of the participants of the Silver Conference. Originates from Hoenn and was responsible for defeating Ash.

* AttackReflector: Houndoom's Counter.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Sneasel
* {{Badass}}: Much as people give Ash flak for never winning a major League, Harrison is highly respected by the fandom for being a genuinely tough opponent and actually ''earning'' his victory against Ash (unlike Ritchie, whose reception is more divided). This trend continued with his Hoenn SpiritualSuccessor, Tyson.
* BareFistedMonk: Blaziken
* CanineCompanion: Houndoom
* CastingAShadow: Houndoom, Sneasel.
* DishingOutDirt (Ground): Steelix
* ExtraOreDinary: Steelix, Sneasel's [[WolverineClaws Metal Claw]].
* FragileSpeedster: Kecleon - swift and agile with unique natural abilities that provide a challenge for Pikachu, but not the highest endurance overall.
* GlassCannon: Sneasel - powerful striking ability, yet goes down when Totodile gives it a steady beatdown.
* JackOfAllStats: Houndoom - the most even-balanced of the team, with considerable strength and states. Beaten when Bayleef clamps its jaws shut, ending its normal advantage.
* LightningBruiser: Blaziken - overall the strongest with great abilities all-around, able to casually defeat Bayleef and fight Charizard to a near-standstill despite the latter's type advantage.
* [[ManBitesMan Mon Bites Mon]]: Houndoom's Bite.
* MightyGlacier: Steelix - the highest defence and raw strength (but not the fastest), taking out the much smaller Noctowl. Snorlax's similar constitution counters it.
* NonElemental: Miltank and Kecleon.
* OhCrap: When Hypno realised what a bad idea it was to wake [[HeavySleeper Snorlax]] using Dream Eater, its face became a case study of this trope.
* PlayingWithFire: Houndoom, Blaziken
* PsychicPowers: Hypno, Kecleon's Psybeam.
* SquishyWizard: Hypno - relies on its psychic abilities to provide unexpectedly strong attacks, but not fast and taken down by a single point-blank Hyper Beam.
* SoulPower: Sneasel's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]], and Kecleon's Lick.
* RightHandAttackDog: Houndoom, who appears occasionally outside its ball with its trainer.
* UseYourHead: Houndoom's Headbutt.
* VisibleInvisibility: Kecleon
* WorfHadTheFlu: After being too injured from fighting Ash's Charizard, Blaziken was unable to participate in Harrison's next battle, costing him the win.

!!'''Duplica (Imite)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Orine Fukushima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Megan Hollingshead

A girl who manages her own theater, putting on performances for any travelers who happen to stop by.

* AscendedExtra: Kind of. While she only made two anime appearances, she showed up in the game ''Pokémon Zany Cards'' and the manga ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu.''
* TheBusCameBack: In [=EP174=].
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: She can swap costumes at the drop of a hat.
* CostumeCopycat
* DittoFighter: She owns two Ditto.
* {{Expy}}: She's one for Copycat from the games.
* GirlishPigtails
* MeaningfulName: "Imite" comes from "imitate," and "Duplica" comes from "duplicate".
* MorphicResonance: A problem with her first Ditto was that it couldn't Transform into Pokémon properly due to still having the same Ditto face when it transformed (which ironically Jessie fixed by ''threatening'' it). Another Ditto could render a perfect transformation...except for its size, which she demonstrated by having it transform into a tiny Onix.
* NiceHat: The first time we see her, she's dressed up as Ash with a replica of his hat to match.
* StageMagician
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Jigglypuff (Purin)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MikaKanai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis

A cute, pink, balloon-like Pokémon who becomes a recurring character up until the Hoenn arc. Desiring to sing its beautiful song, Jigglypuff randomly pops up now and again to attempt its dream. However, its power causes people to fall asleep, and oblivious to this side effect, Jigglypuff assumes its victims are humiliating it, prompting it to use its marker pen/microphone to draw on their faces.

* BadassAdorable: Beware that [=DoubleSlap=].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jigglypuff can be pretty scary when it realizes people have fallen asleep. It's even scarier if you take its marker microphone away.
* BreakoutCharacter: Second only to Pikachu in terms of popularity.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: See YankTheDogsChain below.
* CurbStompBattle: Delivered one to a horde of Clefairy for stealing its microphone. ''With [=DoubleSlap=].''
* TheDitz: It doesn't seem to realize that people and Pokemon are simply incapable of staying awake when it sings and that they are not trying to insult it. It also frequently sings in situations where putting everyone to sleep would be extremely dangerous, and doesn't seem to realize this.
* FaceDoodling: Resorts to doing this to its sleeping victims whenever angered.
* KillerRabbit
* MagicMusic
* MakeMeWannaShout
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SignatureMove: Jigglypuff uses Sing as a talent rather than an attack.
* YankTheDogsChain: It never did find someone to stay with who could listen to its song all the way: the Whismur in his last appearance (whose Soundproof ability negated the effects of Sing) fell asleep from exhaustion. Naturally, it got cross and left, and hasn't been seen since.
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[[folder:Anime Exclusive]]

!!'''Samurai'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yukiji
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jimmy Zoppi

* BigCreepyCrawlies: Owns a Metapod and Pinsir and carries around a bug catching net. This type seems to be his specialty.
* CoolHelmet: His samurai outfit wouldn't be complete without one of those...
* CoolSword: ...or one of these.
* FreeRangeChildren: Apparently lives in a cabin by himself.
* {{Hypocrite}}[=/=]NeverMyFault[=/=]RefugeInAudacity: Berates Ash for abandoning his Metapod when he was responsible for the whole mess by interrupting Ash's Weedle capture, and also considering Ash tried his hardest to get back the Metapod.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Repeatedly scolds and berates Ash but comes to respect him when he shows that he ''can'' be a competent Pokémon trainer.
* NoNameGiven: He's just called "Samurai".
* OneShotCharacter: The very first!
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Interrupts Ash's capture of a Weedle for a Pokemon battle, which later escalates into a full-on Beedrill attack.
* WorthyOpponent: How he regards the other two Pallet trainers, Gary and eventually Ash.

!!'''Seymour (Rikao)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Tetsuya Iwanaga
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Adam Blaustein

* CloudCuckoolander: Ever since he was a boy he believed that Pokémon came from outer space.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of the Clefairy
* NerdGlasses
* RhymesOnADime: Misty even lampshades this by saying that "He dosen't certanly look like the poetic type."

!!'''AJ (Akira)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Nobuyuki Hiyama
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Adam Blaustien

* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: His Sandshrew trains by swimming in a pool to help build its resistance to Water-type attacks.
* AnimeHair: Green in the front, black in the back.
* CurbStompBattle: His Sandshrew easily beats both Ash's Pidgeotto, and Ash's Butterfree, despite the fact that their Flying type are strong against Sandshrew.
** Later on, his Sandshrew also easily defeats the TerribleTrio's respective Pokémon, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Meowth]], even to the point that a single Fisure caused AJ to win by a forfeit.
* DishingOutDirt: Sandshrew happens to be his main partner, as well.
* KillerRabbit: His Sandshrew is small and cute, and its Fissure attack inflicts a OneHitKO by ''[[EarthquakesCauseFissures causing a small earthquake followed by a]] [[ShapedLikeItself fissure]]''.
* TheRival: To Ash, which is lampshaded by Brock by telling Ash that he's found another rival.
* TrainingFromHell: His style of Pokémon training. And it pays off, too.
* WhipItGood: Uses a whip while training his Pokémon.

!!'''Joe (Jun)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Rikako Aikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayze Rogers

* CurbStompBattle: His Weepienbell is easily beaten by Misty's Starmie despite having Water-type Pokémon being weak against Grass-Type Pokémon.
* GreenThumb : Trains a Weepinbell.
* MythologyGag: He develops battling skills using a Pokémon simulator -- not wholly unlike the original Pokémon games.
* NamesTheSame: It would take three more generations before his Japanese name was used again -- in this case, for [[PokemonDiamondAndPearl Barry.]]
* ShrinkingViolet

!!'''Giselle (Seiyo Yūtō)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yumi Tōma
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Annie Pondel

* TheAce: She's the top student of the Beginner's class of Pokémon Tech (As according to her BadassBoast).
* BilingualBonus: Her name in the dub comes from the greek word meaning "Blessed".
* BreakTheHaughty: Ash defeating her was quite the slice of HumblePie.
* CombatPragmatist: Her answer to Pikachu starting a staring contest with her Cubone during battle? Bone Club in the head, followed by Bonemerang. Her Cubone has the same attitude, and doesn't need being prompted to throw another Bonemerang at Pikachu when he tries to stand back up.
** Then UpToEleven when Jessie, James and Meowth show up and she [[ZergRush leads]] ''[[ZergRush the entire beginners' class]]'' [[ZergRush against them]]''. They didn't even bother take their Pokémon out, they just threw the Poké Balls at their heads. She even lampshades this CurbStompBattle by saying that "Bad guys don't play by the rules!".
* CurbStompBattle: Her Graveler easily beats Misty's Starmie despite having Rock-Type Pokémon being weak against Water-Type Pokémon.
* DefrostingIceQueen: After getting defeated by Ash, she becomes much nicer.
* DishingOutDirt: Her known Pokémon are Graveler and Cubone.
* DudeMagnet: She's quite popular despite her attitude, and even has the honor of being the first and possibly ''only'' female to actually attract [[ChasteHero Ash's]] attention. Not to mention it was the only time Brock showed interest in somebody who wasn't an [[LikesOlderWomen older woman]].
* LovableAlphaBitch: She is constantly bullying the younger students at the academy, including Joe...somewhat. All of her bullying consists of supplying useful tips for trainers, but [[JerkassHasAPoint in the harshest and most back-handed possible way]].
* PetTheDog: Consoled her Cubone when it lost to Ash's Pikachu in a battle, telling it that it did a great job.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Type C.

!!'''Melanie (Midori)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Mako Hyōdō
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne

* ColorfulThemeNaming: Her Japanese name simply means "green", reflecting how she lives in the forest alongside the Pokémon she takes care of.
* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend To All Pokémon]]: Runs her own hidden Pokémon sanctuary.
* [[NatureHero Nature Heroine]]
* YamatoNadeshiko
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Damien (Daisuke)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hikaru Midorikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Adam Blustein (4Kids), Eli James (Current)

* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Pokémon Trainer Guy]]: Seen showing off his large collection of Poké Balls to his gang of friends...and then boasting about how he got rid of Charmander. Some trainer.
* EvilBrit: In the English Dub, it even went out of its way by showing what a bastard he was.
* GogglesDoNothing
* {{Jerkass}}: Which is really saying something, because in his first appearance, he left Charmander for dead (that is until Ash, Misty and Brock saved Charmander before its tail flame went out).

!!'''Moe (Ryū)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kōichi Kitamura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jimmy Zoppi

* CoolOldGuy: To an extent, even after his restaurant becomes a success.
* DirtyOldMan: Made explicitly so in the original Japanese ("I look forward to you in eight years!"); downplayed in the English dub ("You remind me of my granddaughter!").

!!'''Brutella and Nastina (Obaba)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Chika Sakamoto
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

* EvilRedhead: Brutella
* GirlishPigtails
* {{Gonk}}
* MeaningfulName: Interestingly, Brutella's English name comes not from the word ''brute'', but from the Italian word ''brutta'', meaning "ugly." Nastina's name is based on just what we'd expect it to be, though.
* NamesTheSame: In Japanese.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Nastina took a ''shotgun'' to the Tentacruel attacking the city among other weapons that [[NoSell luckily didn't get edited out in the English Dub]].
* RichBitch: Nastina, who's a hotel manager.
* StrongFamilyResemblance[=/=]UncannyFamilyResemblance: Aside from a slight-color difference as well as differently colored HairDecorations, they're virtually identical. This is even lampshaded by the TerribleTrio, whom they mistake Nastina for Brutella in the original.
* ThemeNaming
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Brutella; the episode she appears in was initially skipped (being dubbed in the one-off edit which came much later in the anime's run after the [[GagBoobs questionable content]] was cut out.) She gets a brief [[TheCameo cameo]] at the end of the following episode, though (which is ironically her only appearance in subsequent airings).

!!'''Ghost Of Maidens Peak'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Michiko Neya
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Megan Hollingshead

* FlowerInHerHair
* DudeMagnet: She puts a spell on the local men to make them infatuated with her, so she can eventually steal them away. [[spoiler: Except it's not actually her that's doing this, but a Gastly who masquerades as her spirit in order to keep her legend alive, and a old lady who not only forshadows their prediciment, but is also a cashier.]]
* {{Gonk}}: The old lady.
* IWillWaitForYou: Her backstory - the man she was in love with was sent to war, and she spent her days waiting on the peak for his return - even when the days turned to years.
** TakenForGranite: Her eventual fate.
* NoNameGiven

!!'''Arnold (Hajime)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Chinami Nishimura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

* {{Brainwashed}} - into thinking he was a Pokémon.

!!'''Arnold's Mother (Hajime's Mother)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Rikako Aikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

!!'''Anthony (Anoki)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Fumihiko Tachiki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Adam Blaustein

!!'''Rebecca (Manami)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Junko Asami
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Katrine Blomstrand

!!'''Giant (Giant Takada)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Unshō Ishizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Unknown

* BoundAndGagged
* DistressedDude: Justified, as he was tied up, muffled, and locked in a bathroom stall by the TerribleTrio.

!!'''Dick and Phillip'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsuyuki Konishi (Dick) and Kōsuke Okano (Philip)

* ThoseTwoGuys

!!'''Construction Director (Director)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hisao Egawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Ted Lewis

* DidntThinkThisThrough[=/=]HeelFaceTurn[=/=]HeelRealization: Realizing that not only was the dam was getting in the way and that he a victim of circumstance when he was building the dam, he decides to abandon the project and leave the forrest alone.
* NiceHat: Wears a construction helmet, naturally.
* NoNameGiven
* UnstoppableRage: Throughout the episode, he is mainly characterized by his hatred of the Diglett who are messing up his plans to build the Gaiva Dam.

!!'''Lara Laramie (Fūko Laramie)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yuri Shiratori
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lisa Ortiz

* AllGirlsLikePonies: She trains a Ponyta, which eventually evolves into Rapidash.
* AmericanAccents: Southern, fitting her cowgirl character.
* {{Cowgirl}}
* PlayingWithFire: Ponyta and its flames, which will burn anyone it doesn't trust.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Dario (Dorio)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiro Yūki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Adam Blaustein

* AmericanAccents: Sports a Southern accent, just like Lara.
* BlowYouAway: Trains a Dodrio.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's not above cheating in order to win - or hiring someone to sabotage his opponents (mainly Jessie, James and Meowth).
* MultipleHeadCase: His Dodrio has three heads, which causes problems during the "chow down" portion of the race when they end up fighting over who gets to eat first.
* TheRival: To Lara.
* SuperSpeed: What his Dodrio is known for, and the attribute it exploits in order to be a contender in the race.

!!'''Tommy (Tarō)/Tomo (Tarsan)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motoko Kumai
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jimmy Zoppi

* AnimeHair: Sticks up in wild spikes.
* FacialMarkings: Sports swirl-shaped markings under his eyes, similar to his father's.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name.
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Pokémon]]: Kangaskhan, to be exact.
* WeaponOfChoice: A wooden boomerang.
* WildChild
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YouNoTakeCandle: Speaks rudimentary English, despite having lived among Kangaskhan for the past five years.

!!'''Tommy's parents (Mama and Papa)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Sachiko Kobayashi (Mama) and Takashi Taguchi (Papa)
-->'''Vocied in English by:''' Tara Jayne (Mother) and Ted Lewis (Papa)

* [[spoiler:GoingNative: At the end of the episode, they decide to join him in living with the Kangaskhan herd.]]
* NoNameGiven: They're just called "Papa" and "Mama".
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Tommy's father sports a very odd appearance with SkintoneSclerae (before [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Cilan,]] even), a small, bulbous nose, a paintbrush mustache and swirl-like markings under his eyes.
* TooDumbToLive: When Tommy was three, his father apparently thought it would be a good idea to dangle him out the window of a helicopter to give him a better look at the Pokémon. You can guess how well that ended.
* UglyGuyHotWife

!!'''Kaiser'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Taimei Suzuki

!!'''Norman'''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Unknown

!!'''Chopper (Masa)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsuyuki Konishi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Mathew Miller

* BadassBiker

!!'''Tyra (Misa)'''

-->''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Satoko Kitō
-->''Voiced in English by:''' Lena Meieran

* BadassBiker

!!'''Dr. Akihabara'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Bin Shimada

* DubNameChange: Averted - he's the OneShotCharacter for the infamous [[OldShame "Electric Soldier Porygon."]]
* MadScientist
* OpaqueNerdGlasses

!!'''Eevee Brothers (Sparky (Raizō), Rainer (Mizuki), & Pyro (Atsushi))'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsuyuki Konishi (Raizō), Kentarō Itō (Mizuki), and Kōsuke Okano (Atsushi)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Mathew Miller (Sparky and Pyro), and Adam Blaustein (Rainer)

* BigBrotherInstinct: "Wait! That's our brother's Eevee! It's our job to save it!"
* ElementalHair / UncattyResemblance: Their hair resembles the fur of their respective Pokémon.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite the great deal of pressure they put on Mikey to evolve his Eevee, they still care about him a lot.
* MakingASplash: Rainer's Vaporeon
* PlayingWithFire: Pyro's Flareon
* ShockAndAwe: Sparky's Jolteon

!!'''Mikey (Taichi)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yumi Tōma
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

* BadassAdorable: His Eevee proves to be as powerful as his brothers' Pokémon in its own right.
* ElementalHair: Like his brothers.
* TheTeamNormal: He prefers the smaller, unevolved Eevee rather than any of its evolutionary forms.

!!'''Mayor'''

-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Maddie Blaustein

!!'''Hippie'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiroshi Ōtake
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Adam Blaustein

* NoNameGiven - Which is really saying something, because he ''is'' a hippie.

!!'''Yas'''

!!'''Kaz'''

!!'''Melvin ([=McGee=])'''

* AmericanDream: In both the Original Japanese and the English Dub.
* AntiVillain: Type IV, he had no ill intentions and merely wanted people to watch his magic show, albiet via hypnosis. After it ends up backfiring majorly he learns from his mistake.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:In his attempt to hypnotize everyone in town into watching his show with an army of Exeggutor, albeit inadvertently because of Team Rocket, he loses control of them and they end up hypnotizing each other.]]
* StageMagician: Well at least he's ''trying'' to be one.

!!'''Cassandra (Kiyomi)'''
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Meowth falls for her, after she gives him medicine to treat his fever.
* GoodIsDumb: She doesn't seem to understand that Team Rocket are villains. They claim to be a squad of superheroes, which she believes. But she still berates them for treating Meowth badly.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She will scold her own grandmother for frightening people, and she wouldn't stand idly by if she sees trainers abandoning their pokemon.
* InterspeciesRomance: Meowth hopes to invoke this.
* NiceGirl: The reason she helps Meowth.
* TheMedic: She's a pokemon herbalist.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "You're super losers if you'd leave behind a sick Pokemon!"

!!'''Cassandra's Grandmother'''
* JerkassHasAPoint: She tells Ash why his Charmeleon won't obey him, but she dispenses this advice in a sarcastic manner.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizen: She's incredibly short.

!!'''Hopkins'''

!!'''James's Parents'''

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: See the info on Jessibelle for the gap between "Holy Matrimony!" and "The Treasure is all Mine!", because this also applies to them.
* FakingTheDead

!!'''Keith (Keita)'''

!!'''Fiorello Cappucino (Takuya)'''

!!'''Timmy (Manabu)'''

!!'''Reiko'''

!!'''Entrance Exam Instructor'''

!!'''Oswald (Hirata)'''

* CloudCuckoolander: He's convinced that Clefairy are really aliens.
* TheCuckooLanderWasRight: The Clefairy of his episode were building a freakin' ''spaceship''.
* NerdGlasses

!!'''Stella (Atsuko)'''

* TheBeastmaster
* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Mr. Mime, at first.
* TrainingFromHell
* WhipItGood

!!'''Professor Westwood V (Professor Nishinomori V)'''

* IdenticalGrandson: Taken to ridiculous levels - a series of family portraits in his home reveal that he's the youngest in a long line of them.

!!'''Victor (Vincent)'''

!!'''Jan'''

!!'''Florinda Showers (Lindow Murasame)'''
* NiceToTheWaiter: She's always polite to Potter, her gardener.
* ShrinkingViolet: Initially.
* TookALevelInBadass: When she instructs her team of grass Pokemon to use a combined Solar Beam attack, Team Rocket doesn't stand a chance.
* UptownGirl: To Potter.

!!'''Potter (Iwakaze)'''
* CannotSpitItOut: Potter has a hard time confessing his feelings, partly because of the class difference between him and Florinda.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: It's fairly obvious that he loves Florinda anyway.

!!'''Katrina (Katsuko)'''

!!'''Eve (Hokuto)'''

!!'''Otoshi (Saizo)'''

!!'''Mandi (Komu)'''

* SmallNameBigEgo: This is his FatalFlaw - he underestimates Ash and subsequently has his ass handed to him by just ''one'' of the latter's Pokémon.

!!'''Pete Pebbleman (Seiji)'''

!!'''Melissa (Yoshiki)'''

* ShesAManInJapan: He was given a GenderFlip in the dub, for some reason.
* CurbStompBattle: To Gary, eliminating him from the Indigo League.

!!'''Jeanette Fisher (Kaoruko)'''

* DidntSeeThatComing: Her use of Bellsprout as her last Pokemon seemed a desperate move...Right until he inflicted a CurbStompBattle on Ash's Bulbasaur (that had just finished defeating ''two'' of her Pokemon), and repeated the process on Pikachu. Her Bellsprout ends on the receiving end of this when Ash brings out Muk (at least Brock and Misty would have never expected him to use his stinkiest Pokemon).
* GracefulLoser
* GreenThumb: Uses a Bellsprout in battle.
* HairDecorations: A large yellow ribbon.
* OhCrap: Has this when Ash brings out Muk.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She carries the appearance of one.

!!'''Assunta (Sayuri)'''

!!'''Professor Ivy's Assistants (Faith (Konami) Hope (Tsunami) and Charity (Minimi))'''

* RuleOfThree
* ThemeNaming

!!'''Three Punks'''

!!'''Senta'''

!!'''Mateo (Isao)'''

!!'''Umberto (Tadokoro)'''

!!'''Reporter'''

* NoNameGiven

!!'''Kay'''

* GirlishPigtails

!!'''Roger (John)'''

!!'''Len (Koji)'''

!!'''Anne'''

!!'''Marina (Tsubaki)'''

!!'''Ruby (Nana)'''

!!'''Captain'''

!!'''Mikeosu'''

!!'''Shimajio'''

!!'''Ralph'''

!!'''Emily'''

!!'''Ethan (Ford)'''

!!'''Mayor of Trovitopolis (Mayor of Big City)'''

!!'''Mahri (Marie)'''

!!'''Tad (Hide)'''

!!'''Gulzar (Junji)'''

!!'''Travis (Koji)'''

!!'''Sheldon (Manger)'''

!!'''Dr. Quincy T. Quackenpoker (Midorikawa)'''

* ShoutOut: To Groucho Marx in the dub.

!!'''Captain Crook (Debo)'''

!!'''Scuz (Ghali)'''

!!'''Poncho (Django)'''

!!'''Woodruff (Morio)'''

!!'''Rochelle (Hiiragi)'''

!!'''Hagatha (Mrs. Suzu) and Nagatha (Mrs. Kane)'''

* {{Gonk}}
* IdenticalTwinIDTag
* UncannyFamilyResemblance

!!'''Bailey (Hikaru)'''

!!'''The Black Arachnid (The Phantom Thief Nekohachi)'''

* PhantomThief

!!'''Arielle (Makoto)'''

!!'''Zachie (Sho)'''

!!'''Ms. Priscilla (Sayuri)'''

!!'''Wilhelmina (Miyuki)'''

!!'''Sonrisa (Chisato)'''

!!'''Cyrus (Tamaki)'''

!!'''Mariah (Azusa)'''

!!'''Mr. Parker AKA Gligarman (Nagai)'''

* ShoutOut: to ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (specifically, the Adam West era) and ''Franchise/{{Spiderman}}'' in the dub.

!!'''Latoya Parker (Yuka)'''

!!'''Mary (Karen)'''

!!'''Ellen'''

!!'''Shingo'''

!!'''Muramasa'''

!!'''Koji (Yuji)'''

!!'''Sylvester (Naoto)'''

!!'''Yosaku'''

!!'''Benny (Teru)'''

!!'''Fernando (Mitsuji)'''

!!'''Olesia (Sanae)'''

!!'''Miki'''

!!'''Trixie (Hibari)'''

!!'''Dr. Wiseman (Torigai)'''

!!'''Cherry'''

!!'''Mrs. Bellows (Otane)'''

!!'''Toku'''

!!'''Milton (Howard)'''

!!'''Fisherman'''

!!'''Marie (Tsukasa)'''

!!'''Foster (Satake)'''

!!'''Malachi (Watari)'''

!!'''Denjirō'''

!!'''Dr. Anna (Anna)'''

* HelloNurse
* HospitalHottie

!!'''Keiko'''

!!'''Kenzo (Genzō)'''

!!'''Shiro (Jirō)'''

!!'''Chigusa'''

!!'''Andreas (Tokio)'''

!!'''Zane (Hibiki)'''

!!'''Temacu (Himeka)'''

* CloudCuckoolander
* CuteClumsyGirl
* HimeCut
* InLoveWithLove: Poor Brock didn't know what hit him.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Old Man Shuckle (Old Man Tsubo)'''

!!'''Alex Davis (Nobou)'''

!!'''Benji (Shirō)'''

!!'''Benji's Father (Shirō's Father)'''

!!'''Wobbuffet Festival Crashers (Tsuyoshi, Tetsuya, and Hisashi)'''

* NoNameGiven: Their names in the english dub are unknown.

!!'''Lulu (Haru)'''

!!'''Nario'''

* NoNameGiven
* OldMaster

!!'''Annie (Sachiko)'''

!!'''Tōkichi'''

!!'''Ralph'''

* AnimeHair

!!'''Mickey'''

!!'''Zachary Evans (Hiroto)'''

!!'''Mr. Evans (Akito)'''

!!'''Ephraim (Minoru)'''

!!'''Charmaine (Anju)'''

!!'''Mareep Farmer'''

!!'''Infernando (Burasuke)'''

* BreathWeapon: Fire

!!'''Gan Gogh (Loch)'''

!!'''Sophia'''

!!'''Marcello'''

!!'''Peggy (Koyuki)'''

!!'''Rory (Mikio)'''

!!'''Ramona (Haruka)'''

!!'''Keegan (Yutaka)'''

!!'''Bucky (Kiichi)'''

!!'''Timothy (Hiroki)'''

!!'''Goneff (Mysterious Thief Golonya)'''

* PhantomThief: As noted by his name in the original japanese.

!!'''Raiden'''

!!'''Shonosuke (Master Shonosuke)'''

* OldMaster

!!'''Simon (Lang)'''

!!'''Simon's Father (Lang's Father)'''

* PosthumousCharacter

!!'''Phony Pokémon interpreters"

* TheMenInBlack

!!'''Tierra (Natsuki)'''

!!'''Jack Pollockson (Keith Basquiat)'''

!!'''Temacu (Himeka)'''

!!'''Temacu's Father (Himeka's Father)'''

!!'''Haruno'''

* NoNameGiven: Unnamed in the english Dub

!!'''Mackenzie (Isami)'''

!!'''Mackenzie's Father (Isami's Father)'''

!!'''Skyler (Tobio)'''

!!'''Tenma'''

!!'''Brad Van Darn (Brad Kitao)'''

!!'''Vitzo (Boyd)'''

!!'''Pietra (Eriko)'''

!!'''Madison (Elle) and Alexa (Lisa)'''

!!'''Myron (Hassaku)'''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kanto Gym Leaders]]
'''Tropes that apply to multiple Gym Leaders:'''

* LongBusTrip: The only Gym that was visited during [[Characters/PokemonAdvancedGeneration the Battle Frontier saga]] (which was placed in Kanto instead of Hoenn [[note]][[MerchandiseDriven to advertise FireRed/LeafGreen]][[/note]]) was the Pewter Gym. Misty ''did'' travel with the group at the beginning of the arc, but she parted ways just outside of Cerulean City.
* OneShotCharacter: Lt. Surge, Erika & Koga.
* OutOfFocus: In the anime, compared to several other mediums (most notably ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', where several were even ''Team Rocket agents''). Even the Johto Gym Leaders (most of them, anyway) didn't get it this bad.
* WakeupCallBoss: Ash got his first two badges without actually battling for them, and was able to use Pikachu's electrity as a failsafe (he ''did'' battle Brock, but surrendered before he got the badge anyway for good sportsmanship). Lt. Surge's Raichu beat them badly, forcing them to improve their techinique and truly earn their victories.

!! '''Pewter Gym'''

!!!'''Forrest (Jiro)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RomiPark
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Andy Rannells (4Kids), Joanna Burns (current).

The oldest of the [[FanNickname Brocklings]] after Brock, Forrest is one of Pewter City's gym leaders, sharing the position with his parents. He finally becomes the sole official Gym Leader after passing a test posited by the PIA.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BigBrotherWorship
* DishingOutDirt : As the Pewter Gym Leader, he's a specialist in rock type Pokémon.
* ExtraOreDinary: Steelix's primary type
* EyesAlwaysShut
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Big Bro Like Little Bro]]: Dub-only, he has a similar interest in girls as Brock.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Takes his role as Gym Leader seriously, much more than his parents and still more than his brother does
* TookALevelInBadass: In a spin-off episode which first aired during ''Best Wishes'', he has a Rhyperior which puts up a damn good fight against [[spoiler: a Nurse Joy's ''Latias'']].
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Crobat
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Crobat

!!!'''Flint (Muno)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' TakayaHashi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' TedLewis and EricStuart (4Kids), Rodger Parsons (current)

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BrickJoke: his debut has him sitting in the outskirts of Pewter City in a LotusPosition. In the ''Chronicles'' episode showing Brock's return to Pewter City, he's back in the same spot again. He even has the same disguise!
* DisappearedDad: Who came back. While he's ''certainly'' proven himself a bit more responsible than his wife, she can still drag him along into irresponsibility. Most notable when he's pulled along on vacation with her (taking Ludicolo to carry the bags), leaving Brock to clean up their mess.
* DishingOutDirt: His Golem is proof of this.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Apparently, Brock takes his weakness for girls from him, although this was only shown around Lola.
* [[OneSteveLimit One Flint Limit]]: Averted - we also have Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
* ParentsAsPeople: A surprisingly good example - when he's not being neglectful or just plain stupid, he can actually be a thoughtful and loving father. For instance, according to Brock ''he's'' the one who gifted Brock his Onix on his son's tenth birthday - the two of them [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sat together on Onix's head to watch the sunrise, and Flint's Happy Birthday message made Brock feel it was the first time he truly had his father's recognition.]]
* SickeninglySweethearts: with Lola, to the point that even their own children are creeped out.

!!!'''Lola (Mizuho)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Mako Hyoudou
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Carol Jacobanis (4Kids), Annie Silver (current)

* DubInducedPlotHole: One of the most famous examples in the anime.
* MakingASplash
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name, Mizuho, contains the characters for ''mizu,'' which means "water".
* MissingMom: Until she suddenly came back...with every intent of ''remodelling the Gym'', against the wishes of pretty much her entire family.
* NotQuiteDead
* SickeninglySweethearts: with Flint.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Or else she (and even her husband) would have already received a call from them a long time ago.

!! '''Cerulean Gym'''

!!!'''Daisy (Sakura)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' ReiSakuma
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz

Misty's eldest sister. Got a large role in two of the ''Chronicles'' specials, proving surprisingly popular in the process.

* ActionGirl
* AdventureCouple: With Tracey, although there's no clear indication they're an actual couple.
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]] --> CoolBigSis
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Dewgong is an actual ice type, and her Luvdisc uses Ice Beam.
* [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]]: We've only seen her battle once, and she holds her own quite well teamed up with Misty. Maybe it's just [[BrilliantButLazy lack of effort]]?
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She's the "handsome prince" in the water show from the first season.
* BrainlessBeauty[=/=]DumbBlonde: Played up a bit in the dub - the ValleyGirl accent naturally doesn't help - but it's present to an extent in the original as well. Though she's actually a good deal smarter than she lets on.
* CharacterDevelopment: Started off as a FlatCharacter like her sisters, but eventually developed her own unique personality.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Sure, as the oldest, [[YoungestChildWins she didn't win]] [[SeriousBusiness the battling skills]], but throw a pair of CoolShades on her and suddenly she's an [[ActionGirl action heroine]] to be reckoned with, spearheading the mission to chase down Butch and Cassidy with her driving skills. Once the glasses come off, she of course freaks out and needs to team up with Misty in order to battle effectively.
* {{Dismotivation}}: Does not wish to do actual work, and is not above bribing gym challengers into completing household chores.
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* HairDecorations
* FloralThemeNaming
* FlowerInHerHair
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She and Misty tend to swap roles often.
* HelloNurse: One-third of the Sensational Sisters.
* ImagineSpot: Notable for setting up a [[TrailersAlwaysLie blatantly lying episode trailer]] that sent the shippers into conniption fits.
* MakingASplash
* NamesTheSame: As Blue's sister from the games. In the Japanese version, she shares a name with the Eevee trainer Sakura, ironically the "runt" of her own family.
* ParentService
* RapunzelHair: Waist-length blonde hair.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Energetic Girl to Tracey's Savvy Guy.
* ShipperOnDeck: Albeit in the most teasing, backhanded way possible. In fact, in the Cerulean gym's debut, all three sisters instantly ask Ash if he's Misty's boyfriend.
* SpoiledSweet: Self-absorbed and blunt, but she gives no indication of intentional meanness and is in fact usually nicer than Lily, Violet, or even Misty herself. Even in her first appearance she was more teasingly supportive of Misty rather than just teasing like Lily and Violet.
* SweaterGirl
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Misty's Tomboy.
* ValleyGirl: As are Lily and Violet.

!!! '''Violet (Ayame)''' & '''Lily (Botan)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomokoKawakami (Ayame), Creator/YokoAsada (Botan)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (Violet), MeganHollingshead (Lily)

The middle siblings in Misty's family. Share several tropes with Daisy (above).

* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bullies]]: Though not so much "bullies" as insensitive and over-teasing, rather. Lily in particular, being the second youngest.
* FloralThemeNaming
* HairDecorations: Violet.
* MakingASplash
* [[SatelliteCharacter Satellite Characters]]: To an extent.
* ThoseTwoGirls
* [[ValleyGirl Valley Girls]]: Just like Daisy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Violet.

!!''Lt. Surge (Mathis)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/FumihikoTachiki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein

* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Pats Ash's head when he announces himself as the next gym challenger.
* TheBrute: Surge is practically the largest human in the anime; his [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown fighting style]] with his Raichu also reflects this.
* CrossdressingVoices: Given that his VA is female in the Dub.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Though it's more of a healthy tan.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Possibly, judging by his attitude towards strength and power.
* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2. His new-earned respect for Ash (after defeating him) shows some Flavor 1, though - he's a bit of both with emphasis on the 2nd.
* GracefulLoser: All Gym Leaders tend to be this in the anime, but even now Surge's attitude made him the most surprising of the bunch.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the original Japanese.
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* PrecisionFStrike: Lets off a "Goddamn!" in the Japanese version.
* ShockAndAwe
* WakeUpCallBoss: Surge is also remembered as the first Gym Leader who didn't just give Ash a badge for a random good deed.

!!''Sabrina (Natsume)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KaeAraki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz

* AdaptationDyeJob: From blue/black hair (in the games), to dark green (in the anime).
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the games, Sabrina doesn't seem particularly malevolent, has no SplitPersonality issues, and is more in control of her psychic powers. In the Anime however...guess.
* ArcVillain
* AxCrazy: A more controlled, tranquil version of this, but Sabrina is clearly nuts, clearly dangerous to anyone who crosses her way, is the only Gym Leader (aside from [[BigBad Giovanni]], of course) you could truly call "evil", and has the power to warp reality for little provocation. Before Ash and his Haunter made her sane again, she routinely ''turned anyone who lost to her into toys for her split personality to play with, usually in highly dangerous ways'' (bowling, anyone?). No wonder her gym is nigh deserted most of the time.
* {{Badass}}
* CreepyChild[=/=]CreepyDoll: Her younger self
* CreepyMonotone
* CurbStompBattle: She delivers one to Ash the first time he goes against her.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Or to explain it in episodes in which Ash faces her in battle: Defeat means being doomed to spend an eternity playing with her SplitPersonality doll.
** Defeating ''Sabrina'', on the other hand, [[RedemptionEarnsLife ends up redeeming her (though it was done unconventionally - due to her telepathic link with Kadabra, neither of them were able to continue battling after Haunter made her laugh and reignited the flame of her human soul)]].
* EmotionlessGirl: Her state of being until Haunter and Ash helped her reconnect with her humanity, causing a SplitPersonalityMerge.
* EnfantTerrible: When she was a child, after developing psychic powers. This catches up to her, with her split personality being the playful little girl who was buried by the obsessive psychic perfectionist.
* HeelFaceTurn
* InvincibleVillain: She is never actually beaten. She gives Ash the Marsh badge because Haunter made her laugh.
* KarmaHoudini: despite pulling a HeelFaceTurn, she's never punished for any of the evil she committed. semi-justified because she lost control of her powers, but it's still really jarring.
* KnightOfCerebus
* PurpleEyes
* PlayingAgainstType: Who's more shocking, [[Creator/KaeAraki Chibiusa]] or [[Creator/LisaOrtiz Lina Inverse]]?
* PsychopathicManchild: Her split personality, manifested by a CreepyDoll.
* PsychicPowers
* RedemptionEarnsLife: In more than one way - Ash's determination to beat her not only turned her good, but essentially ''saved her soul'' as well.
* SplitPersonality
* SplitPersonalityMerge
* ThatOneBoss: InUniverse, even many of the more powerful Gym Leaders later in the series weren't as much of a pain for Ash to battle as Sabrina -- who else did he have to challenge ''thrice'' (though to be fair, the second time there was no actual battle)?
* ThighHighBoots
* [[WhenSheSmiles When She Laughs]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A

!!''Erika''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KyokoHikami
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Leah Applebaum

* AdaptationDyeJob: From black hair in the games to blue.
* BreakingLecture: ''Tries'' this with Ash during their Gym Battle by criticising his "lack of compassion" towards his Pokémon, either to demoralise him or to teach him a lesson.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Ash.
* DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]FelonyMisdemeanor: Apparently thinks that badmouthing her perfume shop is enough reason to disallow challengers access to her Gym. She ''does'' accept Ash's direct challenge, though, and give him the badge in gratitude for saving her Gloom's life.
* GreenThumb: She specialises in Grass types.
* {{Ojou}}
* YamatoNadeshiko: The looks and the outfit are played straight but the rest is played with. Being a gym leader she can't be the subtle type and instead of arranging flowers she battles with them.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!''Koga (Kyou)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' HochuOtsuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Stan Hart

* AloofBigBrother[=/=]BigBrotherMentor: Towards Aya, his younger sister.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Venonat/Venomoth's primary type.
* {{Flight}}: Both Venomoth and Golbat.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Misty.
** Actually she called his younger sister Aya out on this. Though Koga's anime attire still wasn't particularly shady.
* ImprobableHairstyle
* PoisonousPerson: He specialises in Poison types.
* TheQuietOne
* TheStoic:
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Golbat's secondary type.

!!''Blaine (Katsura)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Toshiya Ueda
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney

* ActuallyIAmHim: His debut.
* BaldOfAwesome: Though he wears a wig much of the time (possibly vanity), he proudly displays his bald pate to Ash once he's been defeated.
* CoolOldGuy
* DishingOutDirt: Rhydon (Ground/Rock)
* EinsteinHair
* HornAttack: Rhydon's [[ThisIsADrill Horn Drill]].
* MythologyGag: A subtle one with his disguise: take away his wig and balding hair, keep the glasses and paint the fake mustache white. You get [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue videogame Blaine]]! Justified since his design had reportedly changed several times during the development of the games.
* OldMaster
* PhraseCatcher: "Not another riddle!"
* PungeonMaster
* PlayingWithFire: He specialises in Fire types
* RiddleMeThis: His Debut episode
* StealthMentor: Blaine revealed it is not only a gym leader's job to test battle competence, but their judgment as owners of Pokémon, stating gym leaders may indeed disqualify trainers if they push their Pokémon past the limit.
* UseYourHead: Magmar's Skull Bash.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kanto Elite Four]]

!!''Lorelei (Kanna)/Prima''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MariaKawamura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Calvello

* AdaptationNameChange: See DubNameChange below.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: She has Ice Pokémon.
* BreakTheHaughty: Ash had been getting a pretty big head about his winning streak, and even tries to goad Lorelei by claiming she is afraid to battle him. [[SarcasmMode Sure, one of the best trainers in the region is intimidated by a random big mouth]]. He gets a few hits in, but she still demolishes him.
* CurbStompBattle: Lorelei's Slowbro makes quick work of Charizard.
* DubNameChange: Was called Prima in the English dub of the series, rumor has it that it was due to trying to match the mouth movements. (Namely due to how "Prima" has the same amount of syllables as "Kanna" which is her name in the Japanese version). But in ''Pokémon Puzzle League'' for the N64, her name was restored to Lorelei.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: People often joke that this is how Misty reacted to her in Lorelei's episode in the series.
** A little hero-worship was definitely involved, given how she gushes over the Water-types which Lorelei has trained.
* HotterAndSexier: While Lorelei was never ugly to begin with in the anime they made her body to be considerably "curvier" sort to speak, though ''Pokémon Puzzle League'' for the N64 plays around with this by even making her personality a little bit flirty.
* MakingASplash: The primary type of her Slowbro, Cloyster, and Dewgong.
* MeaningfulName: Lorelei is known as Kanna in Japan which means "Well Blossomed Flower" which did cause some dirty jokes about how "Well Blossomed" she is.
* MiserAdvisor: Revealed when Team Rocket said she should record her lectures and sell them and ''she told them the price''.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice
* PsychicPowers: The secondary type of both Slowbro and Jynx's.
* SexyMentor: Tried to be one to Ash in her only episode in the anime series.

!!''Bruno (Shiba)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BadassNormal: Doesn't even use a single Pokémon to stop a giant rampaging Onix...in fact, we only see one of his other Pokémon, Hitmonchan, for about five seconds early into the episode.
* BareFistedMonk: He's a Fighting-type trainer.
* BrokenPedestal: A subversion, after Ash and Brock begged Bruno to take them as students Bruno agreed to it as long as they do what he says. However to Bruno it was a rather transparent plot to get Ash and Brock to do some chores for him in which he inevitably admitted to that. Brock tried to do a sneak attack on Bruno in which Brock almost knocked Bruno out and over the course of the episode Misty suspects that Bruno is a phony. However Bruno definitely proves how powerful he is while giving them a lesson in ThePowerOfFriendship while taming a wild Onix.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His strength and agility does slightly border on being superhuman.
* DishingOutDirt: Onix.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Is the only Elite Four member mentioned here in this page whom Ash got to meet before he went through the Kanto Pokémon League.
* GentleGiant: Became one in ''Pokémon Puzzle League'' for the N64.
* HumbleHero: Who would have thought one of the Elite Four could be this down-to-Earth?
* RatedMForManly: The reason why Ash and Brock wanted to become his students.
* ShockAndAwe: His Hitmonchan knows Thunderpunch.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!''Agatha (Kikuko)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KazukoSugiyama
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Allyson Johnson

* {{Badass}}: Needless to say, Ash pulling a good performance impresses her greatly.
* BlowYouAway
* CoolOldLady: She may have been a really late cameo as a temporary gym leader of Viridian City and does not do all that much more than that but at least she certainly gets to show off her skills as a Pokémon Trainer.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Gengar's Double Team.
* {{Flight}}: Golbat
* GorgeousPeriodDress: It looks quite Victorian.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Hech, her Pokémon also have purple in them!
* KickedUpstairs: When Ash meets her, she's substituting at the Viridian Gym until a new official Gym Leader is found.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Golbat's Supersonic.
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Golbat's primary type.
* PsychicPowers: Gendar's Hypnosis and Dream Eater combo.
* SoulPower: She's a Ghost-type trainer.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Golbat's secondary type

!!''Lance (Wataru)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/SusumuChiba
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/WayneGrayson

* {{Badass}}
* BigGood: For Kanto, and possibly Johto as well.
* BlowYouAway: Dragonite's Whirlwind.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Dragonite and Gyarados' Hyper Beam.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Essentially this during both his two-parter appearances.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Is still very much a Dragon Pokémon Trainer.
* TheLeader: He's both a member of the Elite Four ''and'' Champion. Additionally, he's a member of the Pokémon G-Men.
* MakingASplash: The Red Gyarados.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A Dragon-trainer who is also a SecretPolice agent in the anime.
* RealMenWearPink: Or at least have pink hair...granted, it's supposed to be bright red but often enough in the show it more looks pink than red.
* RecurringCharacter: Unlike the other Elite Four members mentioned here he actually appeared in more than one episode (granted only four episodes so far, but still).
* ShockAndAwe: Dragonite's Thunder Wave.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Dragonite and Gyarados' secondary type.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Orange Islands Gym Leaders]]

!!''Cissy (Atsumi)''

* MakingASplash: Blastoise and Seadra
* OneshotCharacter

!!''Danny (Dan)''

* ActionBomb: His Electrode knows explosion.
* BareFistedMonk: His Machoke.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Has a Scyther.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokemon]]: His Nidoqueen knows Ice Beam.

!!''Rudy (Ziggy)''

* BarefistedMonk: His Gym complement includes a Hitmonchan.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: and a Venomoth.
* DanceBattler: Something he's trained all his team to do.
* DemotedToExtra: Averted in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''; he and Drake are the only members of the Orange Crew shown in that adaptation.
* DittoFighter (Type 3): All of the Pokemon he uses in battle are intended to match the types of his opponent.[[note]]Of all the types in [[Videogame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gen 1]], the only ones he can't directly counter are Ghost, Dragon and Normal .[[/note]] [[spoiler:The ''attacks'' of said Pokemon [[ElementalRockPaperScissors need not apply]], however...]]
* DishingOutDirt: He have a Golem and a Rhydon.
* GracefulLoser: Rather graceful for losing to Ash in both the battle and for Misty (though [[ChasteHero Ash doesn't get the second one]]).[[note]]Rudy dedicated the tie-breaking bout between Starmie and Squirtle to Misty and when she encourages Ash, [[VitriolicBestBuds in her own special way]], Rudy [[FunctionalGenreSavvy surmises]] his own status as a RomanticFalseLead.[[/note]]
* GreenThumb: Exeggutor (used to fight Bulbasaur)
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Part of the reason why he was so adamant about marrying Misty is because his sister wanted her in the family after Misty saved her from drowning.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* MakingASplash: Starmie (used to fight Squirtle)
* PlayingWithFire: Has a Ninetails at the Gym
* PsychicPowers: Has an Alakazam at the Gym. Also Exeguttor's and Starmie's secondary type.
* ShockAndAwe: Electabuzz (used to fight Pikachu) Starmie also uses Thunderbolt.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: The Gym has a Pidgeot, though it could just be the Referee's perch (as it was in Ash's battle).


!!''Luana (Ruriko)''

* ActionMom: Has a son on his own journey (Who is an Expie of Ash down to a Pikachu and InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals syndrome), and is a Gym leader.
* DishingOutDirt: Marowak
* EarlyBirdCameo: Odd gameplay example, she did a double battle with Ash well before the mechanic was introduced in the games.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Alakazam's Hyper Beam.
* PsychicPowers: Alakazam

!!''Drake (Yuji)''

* {{Badass}}: Leader of the Orange Islands gyms - and he proves it in Ash's longest-at-the-time fight (the ''first'' 6-on-6 ever seen in the show, to boot).
** His Dragonite as well. takes on four members of Ash's team (including Charizard and Pikachu) and nearly wins.\\
Dragonite also has 10 moves, which exceeded the limit of anyone at the time before the anime started to enforce the move-limit. This was done ''on purpose'' by the writers to make it seem even more undefeatable.
* DishingOutdirt: His Onix.
* DittoFighter: In the first round of six-on-six battling, Drake's Ditto takes on Ash's Pikachu. Pikachu wins, because it has more stamina.
-> '''Ash''': They can copy Pikachu, but there's nothing like the real thing!
* {{Expy}}: Rather obviously based on Lance of the Elite Four.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Dragonite's Hyper Beam.
* GreenThumb: His Venusaur.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Dragonite.
* NamesTheSame: As the Dragon-type member of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn's]] Elite Four. Then again, this arc was created to make up for ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gen II's]]'' ScheduleSlip.
* ShockAndAwe: Electabuzz
* SoulPower: Gengar's type.
* VictoryIsBoring: When introduced, he's become tired of his own invincibility and that no challenger has ever beaten him since his ascension. So you can imagine that when Ash defeats him, he gracefully praises the young trainer on his victory.

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[[folder:Johto Gym Leaders]]

!!''Falkner (Hayato)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' AkiraIshida
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Matthew Mitler

* AdaptationalBadass: As the first gym leader in the games, he was a real pushover (infamously he is the only gym leader who sports a team still in the single digits). Here he boasts an exceptional team that made Ash sweat to win his victory. His Pidgeot was actually ''winning'' against Charizard until Ash figured out its attack patterns.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: His Pidgeot. Dodrio as well, to a lesser degree.
* BigDamnHeroes: He first appears on a hang-glider, rescues Pikachu, and blasts off Team Rocket. ''Then'' introductions are made.
* BreakTheHaughty: Ash's victory is implied to have humbled him somewhat.
* FireIceLightning: His Dodrio knows Tri Attack.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the final part of his match with Ash, his Pidgeot had Charizard outclassed in terms of speed. It moved too fast for Charizard to be able to counterattack...but it kept using the same attack pattern. That helped Ash figure it out, and when he had Charizard trap Pidgeot with a Fire Spin, it was all over.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He states how he hates the consensus that Flying types would always lose to Electric types due to a type disadvantage...and then subsequently patronizes Ash for using Chikorita, for no reason besides ''her'' type disadvantage. [[JerkassFacade He backed it up]], but it was still an egotistical thing to do, and was followed by LaserGuidedKarma (below).
* InASingleBound: His Dodrio is a very good jumper.
* InertiaIsACruelMistress: Ash beat him using the old "attack where he's going' shtick.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's boastful of the superiority of his chosen Pokémon type and self-righteous about his methods, but he's good at heart and even went out of his way to save Pikachu with no personal gain involved. He also gracefully accepted his defeat.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After boasting of the strength of his Flying types, his Hoothoot takes out Ash's Chikorita easily; following that, his first ''two'' Pokémon are both defeated by Pikachu.
* MultipleHeadCase: Dodrio.
* OminousOwl: Hoothoot.
* OneShotCharacter
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: He trains Flying types.

!!''Bugsy (Tsukushi)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiromi Ishikawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne

* AchillesHeel: His Scyther can use Swords Dance to create the perfect shield from Fire type attacks...except those coming from directly above, which Ash exploits to defeat him.
** DidntSeeThatComing: Bugsy was prepared for just about everything else.
* BigCreepyCrawlies:He raises Bug type Pokémon.
* {{Flight}}: Scyther.
* FragileSpeedster: Spinarak.
* LightningBruiser: Metapod & Scyther.
* OneShotCharacter
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Spinarak's secondary type.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Scyther's secondary type.

!!''Whitney (Akane)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukoMiyamura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MeganHollingshead

* AscendedMeme: Rarely was there ever a player who ''didn't'' get through her Clefairy on the first try, only to have their entire team ''clobbered'' by Miltank. Guess what happened to Ash the first time they battled?
* BadassAdorable
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She seems silly and playful, and her Nidorina and Clefairy go down quickly, but she's still the only Johto Gym Leader who Ash ever actually lost against (his first bout with Clair was interrupted by Team Rocket's thievery, so it doesn't technically count despite her having the edge).
* TheDitz
* LightningBruiser: Good God, Miltank...
* NiceGirl
* NonElemental: Clefairy and Miltank.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Gets lost in her own home town.
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Nidorina.
* WakeUpCallBoss

!!''Morty (Matsuba)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MasayaMatsukaze
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Andrew Rannells

* TheBusCameBack: Returned in "For Ho-Oh The Bells Toll".
* PsychicPowers: Ghastly's Confusion and Haunter's Hypnosis.
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Ghastly/Haunter/Gengar's type.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He has little reason to believe that Ash truly saw Ho-Oh (a Pokémon last seen three centuries ago), but he doesn't completely dismiss the notion and later, impressed by Ash's victory and "spirit", he concedes his challenger may indeed have seen Ho-Oh. He's also quite forgiving of their disturbing the Pokémon that live at the Burned Tower.
* RecurringCharacter: He even gets one guest appearance in the "Master Quest" season.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to his friend Eusine's red.
* SoulPower:He uses Ghost type Pokémon.
* TheStoic: He doesn't show an excess of emotion and mostly expresses himself with controlled smiles or frowns.
* [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Talking To Ghost Pokémon]]: Though unlike most examples, Morty mastered this through practice rather than inherent talent.

!!''Chuck (Shijima)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Nobuaki Kakuda
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/DanGreen

* BadassMoustache
* BadassNormal: He can fight and train with his own Pokémon, but he's also...
* BrilliantButLazy: Thus, he's let himself go, tiring easily and having put on a little weight.
* BruiserWithASoftCentre: Chuck and his Machoke not only embody this trope, they're proud of it.
* ImprobableHairstyle: The way the hair on the back of his head sticks up.
* MakingASplash: Poliwrath's type.
* ManlyTears
* TheMentor: Has many students, the most notable one we know of being Brawly the Gym Leader of Dewford Town (in Hoenn).
* OneShotCharacter
* SpiritedCompetitor
* TearsOfJoy
* WalkingShirtlessScene: All the damn time!

!!''Jasmine (Mikan)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' YumiKakazu
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

* TheBusCameBack: Makes a one-episode appearance in the "Diamond and Pearl" series.
* CastingAShadow: Steelix's Crunch.
* CharacterisationMarchesOn: Was a borderline ShrinkingViolet in her first episode. When she reappears, she's clearly taken a level in confidence and is more headstrong than before. Justified in that her Ampharos was terribly sick at first, leaving her concerned for its safety above all else.
* DishingOutDirt: Steelix.
* ExtraOreDinary: She trains Steel types.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* RecurringCharacter: She appeared multiple times in Johto, and even had a guest appearance in Sinnoh (to correspond with her cameo in the games).
* ShockAndAwe: Magnemite's type.
* WorfHadTheFlu: She refused to leave the Lighthouse until her Ampharos had fully recovered, which necessitated the entire Whirl Islands arc. After it got better, she ''finally'' agreed to battle Ash.

!!''Pryce (Yanagi)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motomu Kiyokawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' JimmyZoppi

* AnIcePerson:He specializes in Ice type Pokémon.
* BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy: Once he mellows out a little.
* DefrostingIceKing
* DishingOutDirt: Piloswine's type.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He appears briefly in "Rage of Innocence" before having his full introduction in the following episode.
* FreudianExcuse: As a boy, he loved Pokémon dearly and was a skilled trainer. One day, [[spoiler:he and Piloswine faced a tough Fire type, and Pryce's attempt to keep his friend from getting hurt only resulted in ''both'' of them being badly burned. While he was recovering, Piloswine up and left and never returned, leading Pryce to believe it had abandoned him for losing]] and subsequently hardening his heart towards Pokémon. Only after meeting Ash was it revealed that [[spoiler:Piloswine had actually gone to get special herbs for healing burns, but [[HumanPopsicle ended up frozen in ice for years]]]], leading to Pryce's MyGodWhatHaveIDone realisation.
* MakingASplash: Dewgong's.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even in his "hating Pokémon" period, his softer side wasn't gone, just...buried, way deep down.
* [[spoiler:[[HumanPopsicle Pokémon Popsicle]]: His Piloswine was frozen for decades in a block of ice.]]
* TenderTears: When he realizes that he was [[spoiler:wrong about Piloswine]], and again when [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Piloswine recognizes him despite his changed appearance]].]]
* UseYourHead: Dewgong's Skull Bash.

!!''Clair (Ibuki)''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yuko Mita
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MeganHollingshead

* AdaptationalHeroism: Not that she was a villain in the games, but her anime personality is far more nicer than her [[{{Jerkass}} game one]].
* {{Badass}}
* [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: Returns for a guest appearance in [=BW136=], and battles Iris at the end of the ''Best Wishes!'' saga]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: She has a five-episode arc.
* ExtraOreDinary: Dragonair's Iron Tail.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Gyarados, Dragonair's and Kindgra's Hyper Beam.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons:She uses Dragon-types
* MakingASplash: Kingdra & Gyarados types and Dragonair's Rain Dance.
* PaletteSwap: [[spoiler: Her Druddigon is shiny.]]
* ShockAndAwe: Dragonair's Thunder Wave.
* TenMinuteRetirement: In her first episode, she refused to do anything (including perform the tri-annual ritual required of her) while her Dratini was shedding. It actually turned out to be in the process of evolving.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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