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!!'''Ash's friends''':
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Ash
** TheLancer[=/=]TheBigGuy: Pikachu
** TheSmartGuy: Cilan
** TheChick: Iris
** TagalongKid: Axew
** SixthRanger: Meloetta, N, Alexa
** GuestStarPartyMember: Varies (see below)

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!'''All of Them''' ('''Unova Region'''):
* AmbiguousGender: Averted with most of the Unova team: Snivy, which Ash eventually catches, uses Attract on Pikachu successfully, and since Pikachu is a boy...it also Attracts Oshawott and Tepig, confirming them as male, too. Ash counters this strategy with Pidove, confirming it as female. This is also unique for being the first time Ash has had two confirmed female team members on the party at once. His Scraggy, Leavanny, Palpitoad and Krookodile were later confirmed male, leaving only Boldore playing this straight (and it is hinted to also be male).
* BadassAdorable[=/=]RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Majority of his team.
* 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).
* FreudianTrio: The Unova Starters.
** TheKirk: Tepig
** TheMcCoy: Oshawott
** TheSpock: Snivy
* JackOfAllStats: Most of them are not particularly powerful, but the sheer variety of Ash's Unova team gives him a lot more to work with.
* OutOfFocus: The writers tend to favor the Unova Starters and Scraggy, meaning that the other Pokémon can sometimes go for a while without any major role (Palpitoad getting hit the worst so far). Nonetheless the writers ''do'' strive hard to give them all something to do in the story (whilst retaining the arc-based CharacterDevelopment intended), and all of them ''did'' get to participate in at least one Gym Battle and put in good performances.
** The unevolved Pokémon lose focus towards the League, giving the neglected, but fully-evolved Pokémon more focus.
* PutOnABus: Finally averted, as Ash rotates his team during Unova (though he usually keeps the Starters on). This is majorly helpful in avoiding SpotlightStealingSquad. [[spoiler:They are, of course, promptly left at Oak's as usual once Ash decides to travel to Kalos.]]
* ResetButton: Worth noting that this time, he's leaving his excess team members with Professor Juniper, rather than Professor Oak - probably because she's easier to reach and because he's actually rotating them this time. When the Decolore Archipelago arc begins, she sends the Unova Pokémon she stores for him straight to Oak.
* TheTeam:
** TheHero[=/=]TheLeader: Pikachu
** TheLancer: Oshawott
** TheBigGuy: Tepig/Pignite, Palpitoad, and Roggenrola/Boldore
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Gal]]/TeamMom: Snivy
** TheChick: Pidove/Tranquill/Unfezant
** TagalongKid: Scraggy
** SixthRanger: Sewaddle/Swadloon/Leavanny and Krokorok/Krookodile. This includes Charizard as of [=BW116=].
* TookALevelInBadass: Whenever one of them evolves or learns a new move.
* TrueCompanions
* WildCard: Due to the rotation, you never know what kind of team Ash is packing.

!!'''Pidove-Tranquill-Unfezant (Mamepato-Hatoboh-Kenhallow)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bella Hudson (under "Erica Schroeder")
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* ActionGirl
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey
* BlowYouAway: Knows Gust and Air Cutter.
* DelayedReaction: For some reason, her [[UseYourHead meeting]] with Scraggy. It might be contributed to the latter's strength, but tell that to the others, who reacted to Scraggy instantly...
* {{Determinator}}: Especially during the battle against Skyla.
* TheDitz: See DelayedReaction. It's suggested she's a little slow on the draw and a little sensitive.
* {{Flight}}
* FragileSpeedster -> LightningBruiser
* NonElemental: Primary type.
* OutOfFocus: The main purpose of Ash's bird Pokémon in previous regions was to pop Team Rocket's signature Meowth balloons. With that aspect of the show phased out, Ash's Unova bird didn't get a whole lot of screen time.
** She gets more use later on, playing a role in the resolution in Operation Tempest and being used a fair bit at the start of the final arc.
** She's been PutOnABus in exchange for Ash's Charizard. No one's gonna remember Unfezant pretty soon. And people say Pidgeot had it rough...
* RazorWings: Knows Wing Attack.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Exploited in the episode where Ash tries to catch Snivy. Up to then, out of his four Unova Pokémon, Pidove was the only girl. Until Pidove comes to play, Snivy only needed to keep using Attract to win.
** SamusIsAGirl: In fact, no one even ''knew'' Pidove was a girl until Snivy's Attract failed on her.
* TeamMom: Comes off as one as she is shown to be rather caring - as mentioned above, she chose not to fight back against Scraggy compared to the other Pokémon. Also, in [=BW036=], she went the extra mile to teach Archen how to fly.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type

!!'''Oshawott (Mijumaru)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MisatoFukuen
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: When the team is trapped on Team Rocket's boat in "Farewell Unova", he essentially saves the day before even knowing what's going on.
* AcrophobicBird: He has a fear of keeping his eyes open while underwater, which is why he couldn't use Aqua Jet properly. He manages to get over this weakness later.
* AttentionWhore: Likes to impose itself into battling for Ash. Before he was even caught, Oshawott actually gets up on Ash's shoulder and ''shoves Pikachu off''.
* BullyingADragon: Any time Oshawott acts like a jerk to Pikachu.
* ButtMonkey: Oshawott honestly is worse than Piplup with the amount of punishment he gets, though unlike Piplup, he doesn't deserve most of it.
* CasanovaWannabe: Oshawott is a huge flirt to Pokémon and humans of the opposite gender. When he tries to show off though, he always fails.
* ColorFailure: When Trip chose Snivy over him as his starter, as well as when Ash ignored him in favor of using Pikachu against Burgh.
* DeflectorShields: Oshawott's scalchop can deflect [[FrickinLaserBeams Solarbeam]] and Thunderbolt.
* {{Determinator}}
* EverythingsWetterWithOtters
* FireballEyeballs: His reaction to seeing Piplup fall in love with Meloetta.
* FireForgedFriends: After spending much of Dawn's stay competing with Piplup for Meloetta's love, they gave each other a hug when it was time to say goodbye.
* {{Jerkass}}: At the beginning but [[CharacterDevelopment gradually mellows down]].
** TookALevelInKindness
** Take note of the "trial" scene in [=BW077=] - while Iris and the other Pokémon on the "jury" are decrying Shamus for what he did to Tepig, Oshawott...is snoozing on the bench. Though the scene ''was'' partially an ImagineSpot, it was pretty selfish for him to not be paying attention to his teammate's distress.
* KabukiSounds: Makes the ''[[TheThingThatGoesDoink don!]]'' sound with his scalchop.
* KamehameHadoken: His version of Hydro Pump.
* LaserBlade: Knows Razor Shell.
* LeeroyJenkins: When Ash is about to send out one of his Pokémon for battle, Oshawott often goes out of his Pokéball and wants Ash to leave it to him. If the foe turns out to be its evolved form, however, he will back down.
** Subverted -- he later shows he will back down if he does not think he can handle his opponent and will need to be motivated to fight. He only appears to steal fights if it's Pikachu that goes out in order to steal its thunder (not literally) and take that spot on Ash's shoulder.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His scalchop. It can even block a Solar Beam.
* MakingASplash
* NotQuiteFlight: Provided by Aqua Jet.
* PluckyComicRelief
* PuppyDogEyes: Invokes these when it needs to be extra adorable.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Played straight at first, but subverted later. In the earlier episodes, Oshawott almost completely eclipses most of Ash's Unova Pokémon - it's more intentional than most examples, though, as Oshawott clearly ''loves'' being in the spotlight and intentionally steals it, though it often [[ButtMonkey backfires on him]]. As [[CharacterDevelopment he matures during the series]], less and less episodes are featuring him, though he's still one of the more prominent members Ash's Unova team.
** He also gets a lot of attention in the ending themes. He's the only Unova starter to be in the fourth ending.
** However, while early episodes showed him as strong, he's become the "Worf" of Ash's team more and more as the series went on. Since he never TookALevelInBadass since learning Aqua Jet, though, nobody's really shocked by this "development".
* SwissArmyWeapon: The functions of Oshawott's "scalchop": normally the hilt of his [[LaserBlade Razor Shell]] attack, it's also a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]], [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerang]], [[FlightStrengthHeart and]] [[MundaneUtility pillow]].
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: The Purrloin in [=BW044=] manipulated him and Meowth into helping him by pretending to be female. Purrloin's trainer finally cleared it up, much to both their shock.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Shares this dynamic with Pignite.
** Also with Dawn's Piplup.
* WeaselMascot

!!'''Tepig-Pignite (Pokabu-Chaoboo)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Wasabi Mizuta
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MarcThompson
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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Tepig acts much more like a puppy compared to the piglet that he actually is.
* BadassAdorable
* BareFistedMonk: Pignite's secondary type.
* BashBrothers: Starts becoming this with Ash's Charizard. Even N comments that the two are already becoming good friends. Pignite even imitates Charizard when he comes out of his Poke Ball by shooting out a flamethrower like him.
* BerserkButton: He gets very angry and willing to attack if you steal his food, especially if you're Oshawott!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tepig, easily the most mild-mannered of Ash's Unova team, didn't take too kindly to a Connoisseur's evaluation on him. In fact, that same Connoisseur managed to tick off the ''entire team''. He'll also get mad and possibly attack if you tease him, as he has done to Oshawott a few times
* BrickJoke: It's commonly pointed out that all fire-types in Ash's team already have Flamethrower in their arsenal even before they join Ash; Tepig is the only exception. [[TookALevelInBadass Just wait 45+ episodes or so...]]
* CallBack: His former trainer wants Tepig (now a Pignite) to come back to his team after seeing his strength, only for Pignite to rebuke the proposal with a Flamethrower. That sounds awfully familiar...
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His backstory [[{{Expy}} mirrors those of Charmander and Chimchar]].
* TheDogBitesBack: After he defeats his former trainer in a battle, said {{Jerkass}} asks him to rejoin his team to become stronger. Pignite looks to be seriously considering it, but having seen what sort of person Shamus really is he responds by scorching his head with Flamethrower before standing proudly by Ash's side.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Learns Flamethrower in time to use it in the escape from Team Rocket in [=BW048=].
* LoveMartyr: Tepig's past trainer abused and abandoned him, and yet Tepig runs to him like he wasn't tied to a pole and starved because of the Trainer and like Ash is not even there, typical of a girl that sees the abusive ex that she still has feelings for. When Tepig realizes his trainer doesn't want him, he is noticeably depressed to the point where he cannot battle. He gets better.
* MessyPig
* OhCrap: Tepig's reaction when Ash caught him trying to eat the Pokémon food with the rope around his snout (he was still a wild Pokémon at the time).
* PlayingWithFire
* ShrinkingViolet: As a Tepig.
* TookALevelInBadass: When he learned Flamethrower in the Season 14 finale.
** Again during the double-battle with his former trainer - after Snivy is knocked out, he gathers the courage to fight back, ''evolves'', and uses his newly-learned Fire Pledge to destroy Emboar ''and'' Heatmor. Epic.
** He's also the only Pokémon (besides Pikachu) to beat ''any'' of Cameron's Pokémon in their match, taking out Hydreigon and Ferrothorn.
* VitriolicBestBuds: At times, with Oshawott.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He seemed to be crushed by his early losses under Ash, and Lenora confirmed that Tepig really wants to please Ash. Given his previous trainer [[ParentalAbandonment ditched him after a single loss]], this is understandable. And as [=BW077=] reveals, ''[[TearJerker he still loves his ex-trainer]]''!
** It's so bad he was unhappy about ''tying with Trip's Vanillite''
** When you learn why this is so, it's worse -- Shamus abandoned him under the pretence of it being for his own good, when in reality he does this ''repeatedly'' to the Pokémon he ditches ''just'' so they don't follow him. Until he overcomes this, Tepig is so scared that Ash might abandon him "for his own good" that he couldn't bear the thought of losing, especially if he had a type advantage.

!!'''Snivy (Tsutarja)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MegumiHayashibara
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michele Knotz
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* AffirmativeActionGirl: Her capture marks the first time Ash has definitely had more than one female Pokémon on his current team.
* [[AtArmsLength At Vine Whip's Length]]: Snivy's first meeting with Scraggy.
* BadassAdorable: Sure she's mostly a LadyOfWar, but she's also pretty adorable in her own right.
* CoolBigSis: Seems to be her role in the Unova team, especially when she's saving one of the other Pokémon. That is, when she's not being a SugarAndIceGirl.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Is starting to have a lot of this with Iris's Emolga.
* EmotionBomb: Knows Attract.
* {{Expy}}: As pointed out on Dogasu's Backpack (in his [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/isshu/bw007.html episode comparison for [=BW007=]]]), she bears a number of similarities with [[Franchise/OnePiece Boa Hancock]].
* GracefulLoser: When Ash finally beats her, she gives a small smile as his Pokéball sucks her in.
* GreenThumb
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: It's implied that Snivy abandoned her trainer because she deemed him/her too weak.
** This is somewhat more complex in the original Japanese version: Snivy's abandonment actually came from the trainer him/herself, due to her defiance of his/her orders. Cilan notes that Snivy as a whole don't obey unworthy trainers, but the trainer's lack of patience and care (qualities Snivy found in Ash) led to what we see on-screen.
** It's brought up again in [=BW129=], when a group of abandoned Pokémon are causing mischief as pirates, with Meowth translating, Pignite tries to convince them that they can find happy encounters in new trainers, and then Snivy said that they could always abandon their trainer if they're useless. Iris points out that something did in fact happen in Snivy's past that involves her previous trainer which heavily implies that she did abandon her trainer.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: In Ash's third rival battle with Trip, the latter manages to find a way to counter Snivy's Attract that trounced Trip's Servine before.
* LadyOfWar: Quite graceful for a Pokémon.
* LaserBlade: Knows Leaf Blade.
* LittleMissBadass
* NotQuiteFlight: She uses Leaf Storm as a method of flight, to escape her pursuers.
* PetalPower: Knows [[DeathOrGloryAttack Leaf Storm]].
* TheRival: Seems to be developing one with Emolga. {{Fanon}} also likes to assume that Trip's Servine is also her rival.
* [[SilentSnarker Silent]] [[TheSnarkKnight Snark Knight]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeamMom: Certainly serves as one of these to the Pokémon on the team. This reaches its apex in [=BW055=], where Snivy spends her time wearily rescuing the baby Pokémon of the group. Crosses over into full on MamaBear mode when Gothita threatens to put the rest of the Pokémon in danger; a swift sharp [[WhipItGood Vine Whip]] to the backside puts Gothita down immediately.
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip.

!!'''Scraggy (Zuruggu)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' JasonGriffith
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* BareFistedMonk: Secondary type.
* BrattyHalfPint: Initially after his birth, until being saved by the other Pokémon taught him some humility. Still has shades of it time to time though.
* CastingAShadow: Primary type.
* CombatPragmatist
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Scraggy has trouble keeping his "pants" up (though it's the case for its species in general).
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeathGlare: Knows Leer.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Knows Hi Jump Kick.
* GooGooGodlike: Averted; unlike his predecessors (the other Pokémon hatched from eggs), his strength really is comparable to that of a newborn baby. He's getting better, but it's still at a much more moderate pace.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In spite of his innate aggression, he really does care about his friends, as shown in the episode where he befriends a wild Cottonee.
* KameHameHadoken: Knows Focus Blast.
* [[LittleMissBadass Little Mister Badass]]: While he's still pretty young by Pokémon standards, his strength is rapidly growing and he's learned some impressive new moves.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His baggy skin has this function.
* ObliviousToLove: Scraggy has precisely no idea how interested Katharine's Gothita is in him, obliviously eating away while Gothita attempts to manipulate Ash into letting him go. [[JustifiedTrope Granted, he's basically a baby, only hatched maybe several months ago]].
* SpotlightStealingSquad: ''Kind of''. He gets the lion's share of focus episodes in ''Best Wishes'', but they're handled tastefully and contribute to his CharacterDevelopment in a meaningful manner. It helps that Scraggy's a popular character both in spite ''and'' because of this.
* TookALevelInBadass: After learning Hi Jump Kick from a wild Scrafty. He even manages to KO a Mandibuzz that beat that very same Scrafty. Toyed with when he learns Focus Blast -- it's a powerful move, but his aim sucks so much it sometimes causes more harm than good.
** By the time he battles against Brycen, it's clear that he's as battle-ready as the rest of the team.
* TooDumbToLive: Really, Scraggy. Headbutting a bunch of Pokémon that can poison you is really smart. [[TemptingFate Why don't you get everyone else poisoned why don't you?]]
* TugLoverWar: The center of one between a trainer's infatuated Gothita and his [[HoYay best friend]] Axew.
* UseYourHead: Knows Headbutt; it's how Scraggy says "hi".

!!'''Sewaddle-Swadloon-Leavanny (Kurumiru-Kurumayu-Hahakomori)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Inuko Inuyama
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bella Hudson (under "Erica Schroeder")
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* AllWebbedUp: Knows String Shot.
* {{Badass}}: Though understated, he's quite powerful despite his appearance. He defeated Burgh's Dwebble (who had taken out Tepig earlier), and pulled off an evolution to take down his Whirlipede. He handily dispatched Roxie's tough Koffing. And in the Unova League, [[spoiler:even though he lost, he still managed to wear down and weaken Stephan's mighty Sawk enough to enable Krookodile to finish him off.]]
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Primary type.
* BrattyHalfPint: As Sewaddle.
* BuildingSwing: Uses String Shot as his primary method of movement.
* CuteLittleFangs: As Sewaddle.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Leavanny is confirmed to be male, but he has a very feminine voice.
* DynamicEntry: His first appearance.
* EnergyBall: Learns this move after evolving.
* FragileSpeedster: Shown in his fight with [[spoiler:Stephan's Sawk - until Sawk weakened his leg with Low Kick, the Fighting-type could not land a ''single'' hit on him with Close Combat.]]
* GirlyRun: As Leavanny.
* GreenThumb: Secondary type.
* HeroicSecondWind: In the Unova League.
* [[ManBitesMan Mon Bites Mon]]: Knows Bug Bite.
* NiceGuy: Leavanny, full stop - cheery, patient, and delighted to help out anyone who needs it.
* OhCrap: Right before Burgh's Leavanny strikes him with Hyper Beam.
* OutOfFocus: But when he ''does'' appear, Leavanny ''always'' puts in a good showing. Don't you dare deny it.
* RealMenWearPink: Like all other members of his species, he can sew.
* SignatureMove: String Shot, which Ash incorporates into most of his strategies when using Leavanny.
* SilkHidingSteel
* TeamDad: As Leavanny.
* {{Tsundere}}: Is a Type B to everyone else, but toward Ash he becomes a type A. He grows out of this after evolving.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Uses String Shot for a variety of reasons, including lining a Durant den with string so it wouldn't get lost.

!!'''Palpitoad (Gamagaru)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChiakiTakahashi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' [[JimmyZoppi Carter Cathcart]]
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* CallBack: Another {{delinquent}} gang leader, not unlike Squirtle, Muk, and Taillow before it.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: At first it seems like Palpitoad is having trouble with Burgundy's Stoutland's electric attacks (which, of course, he was actually immune to), but he was just acting and proceeded to kick Stoutland's ass.
** Averted in his debut though, where he was shown to be a powerful battler.
** He beat Elesa's Zebstrika, a Pokémon that had swept Bianca's ENTIRE TEAM in the previous episode. Not bad.
* DishingOutDirt: Secondary type (Ground).
* EleventhHourRanger: Even Ash's friends were surprised by his appearance in the Don Battle tournament, but he did a fine job.
* FlatCharacter: He has little characterisation and only appeared during several battles. Notably, he's the only member of Ash's Unova team in this situation.
* FrogsAndToads
* MakingASplash: Primary type.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Supersonic.
* OutOfFocus: Had this '''''much''''' worse than any of Ash's other Pokémon he regularly used throughout Unova...or any region, for that matter. In short, while it was still considered to be in rotation on Ash's team, it was absent for 36 episodes straight (from after [=BW106=] to before [=BW142=], which is the ''last'' episode of Best Wishes.)
* OverlyLongTongue
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Knows Sludge Wave.

!!'''Roggenrola-Boldore (Dangoro-Gantle)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Inuko Inuyama (Dangoro) and Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Gantle)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland
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* BareFistedMonk: Knows [[BrickBreak Rock Smash]].
* DarkHorseVictory: In [=BW035=], two kids are competing with their Pokémon on who gets to solve the mystery of the missing Audino. In the end, Officer Jenny points out that all the credit goes to Roggenrola.
* DishingOutDirt: Rock type.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: How it summons a Sandstorm.
* ExtraOreDinary: Knows [[WaveMotionGun Flash Cannon]].
* TheFaceless
* GentleGiant: Still retains its friendly disposition after evolving into a much larger form.
* TheGlomp: After Boldore beats Clay's Excadrill, it pulls this one on Ash. As it's a Rock-type that weighs 230 lbs, this would probably hurt quite a bit in reality.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: To its friends when they are captured by Team Rocket.
* {{Keet}}/{{Genki Girl}}: Really hyperactive compared to the other Roggernola.
* LastChanceHitPoint: Its Sturdy ability, which prevented Clay's Excadrill from landing a OneHitKO during their Gym Battle. Also seems to have helped it stay up no matter how much damage it took.
* NiceGuy: Very helpful and caring, and it doesn't extent this to ''only'' its friends.
* TookALevelInBadass: Learns Rock Blast ''and'' Rock Smash after evolving into Boldore.
* TheWorfEffect: Being the first Pokémon to fall in the battles against Roxie and Cameron qualifies it for this.

!!'''Krokorok-Krookodile (Waruvile-Waruvial)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KentaMiyake
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MarcThompson
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Despite his pride (and genuine strength), he's more likely to lose than not in earlier episodes. When he ''does'' finally win in [=BW079=], he used wits instead of raw strength to defeat Brycen's Beartic.
* {{Badass}}: '''''Especially''''' after evolving into Krookodile.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Followed the group around Unova for most of Best Wishes prior to being captured, causing the problems with the Klinklang in Chargestone Cave and appearing at the Club Battle tournament, in the Battle Subway and outside the Driftveil Gym. His reason? So he could fight Pikachu.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* CastingAShadow: Secondary type.
* CombatPragmatist
* CoolShades: Unlike Squirtle's -- which put more emphasis on him being a total Badass -- if Krokorok doesn't have his shades on, he becomes cowardly and scared.
* CowardlyLion: Without the glasses.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DishingOutDirt: Primary type (Ground).
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:When battling Stephan's Sawk in the Unova League. Both were worn out from previous matches, but Krookodile was also at a type disadvantage. Ash's friends in the audience were getting worried, and all seemed lost for Ash...and ''then'' he revealed Krookodile's brand-new SecretWeapon - the super-effective Aerial Ace, which finishes off Sawk in a single hit.]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Knows Dragon Claw.
* [[ManBitesMan Mon Bites Mon]]: Knew Bite and Crunch.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Subverted, he's passive-aggressive at times and a little brusque, but overall a pretty swell guy to be around.
** For instance, during the "trial" scene in [=BW077=], he was one of the {{Mons}} who, along with Iris, was angrily decrying [[{{Jerkass}} Shamus]] for his horrid treatment of Tepig.
* NotQuiteFlight: When using Aerial Ace.
* PoorCommunicationKills[=/=]CassandraTruth: In his first appearance he was and the other Sandile were trying to get everyone away from the sand baths due to the upcoming geysers that would destroy them, but because the humans couldn't understand his warnings he had to resort to force to keep everyone safe.
* TheRival: To Pikachu.
* SecurityBlanket: His sunglasses.
* TenderTears: Despite seeming aggressive and boastful, Krokorok's a real softie at heart who shamelessly subverts MenDontCry.
* TookALevelInBadass: After evolving into Krookodile, he basically becomes ''the'' {{Badass}} of Ash's Unova team, and is essentially the one who took Charizard's role in Unova...[[TheBusCameBack until Charizard himself returned, that is]].
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Knows Aerial Ace.
* TheWorfEffect: Suffered from this a bit in his early appearances, but he steadily gets better. After evolving, he handily defeats Iris's Dragonite, a beast who can shrug off STAB Ice attacks like nothing (though granted, Dragonite's performance fell when he entered an UnstoppableRage).

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[[folder:Iris]]

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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AoiYuki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Eileen Stevens

New girl for ''Best Wishes''/''Black and White''. She is basically described as an outgoing Jungle Girl. She has a Dragon Type Pokémon with her named Axew, which tends to camp in her hair. She is apparently skilled at being in the outdoors.
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* ActionGirl
* {{Actor Allusion}}: During [=BW059=] and [=BW060=], she was forced to play the role of a {{Miko}} who prayed for Landorus to come and save everyone on the island from Tornadus and Thunderus. The scene plays out like a [[MessianicArchetype certain girl]] from a certain [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica anime]].
* AgentMulder
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Interestingly, her official artwork from the games gives her a darker skintone than shown in the games and anime. But see NobleSavage below.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: See FriendlessBackground below.
* BadassAdorable: By her appearance, she looks to be the youngest of all the female travel companions and can back things up being an {{Action Girl}} and all.
* BadassNormal: Aside from her vine swinging and tree climbing, we get to see that before she had any Pokémon, she caught Drilbur by ''physically fighting'' him herself.
* BelligerentSexualTension: At least at the beginning of the Best Wishes series, when she and Ash get into a lot of arguments.
* BerserkButton: Mistreating Pokémon is a marvellous way to make her snap - her reaction to [[{{Jerkass}} Shamus]] was more vengefully extreme than Ash's.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/601cfd54164acded95b04b7b1a30b2de/tumblr_n4xhh11zAp1rsrk2xo1_1280.png One piece of magazine art]] shows her wearing a vest, bow tie and mini top hat while dancing with Cilan.
* BreakTheHaughty/[[BreakTheCutie Cutie]]: Having developed an ego after winning 99 consecutive battles, challenging Drayden knocked Iris down a peg or two.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Said to Ash and Georgia, "You're such a kid."\\
To Ash, it's like a sister teasing a brother. To Georgia, it's part of their rivalry, though it doesn't really phase Georgia.
* CharacterDevelopment: When we first see her she acts like she's some hotshot trainer who could beat Ash handily, but refuses to actually battle him, and she doesn't open up to anyone. Then we steadily learn more about her past, including that one of her Pokémon refuses to obey her and the other can hardly battle (one ineffectual attack and another unperfected). As she travels with Ash and Cilan she steadily grows out of her insecurities, rebuilds her bond with Excadrill, bonds with the unruly Dragonite and Emolga, helps Axew begin to grow up, and overall develops into a talented and strong trainer as well as a confident young woman. As of this writing, her arc is not yet finished either. Especially since Drayden hopes to make her his successor as Opelucid Gym Leader one day.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Originally a very extreme, hyperactive JerkAss. But after she officially decided to join Ash in travelling, these have been greatly toned down to make her more of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, comically [[SmallNameBigEgo boastful]] ButtMonkey (her "such a kid" moments with Ash are now akin to family squabbling than actual insults), and AgentMulder in contrast with Cilan's AgentScully.
* TheChick: Of the "Best Wishes" series's FiveManBand.
* ChildProdigy: She didn't have anyone teach her how to battle. As a result, she learned with her Drilbur on how to [[ActionGirl fight on her own]] as well as learn enough battle skills to defeat 99 trainers before losing to Drayden and causing her Excadrill to ignore her shortly afterward. This might be the reason for her SmallNameBigEgo at the start of the series.
* CutenessProximity: From her first meeting with Ash: *sees Pikachu* "Oh, Pikachu? *[[TheGlomp glomps]]* AAAHH!! KAWAIIIIIII!!!" *hugs Pikachu half to death*
** She does the same when she first sees Oshawott, Tepig, Darumaka and Lillipup. Then, however, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn she stops altogether and this trait is transferred to Bianca]].
*** It pops up again when she meets Dawn's Piplup though.
** Ironically, she's terrified of Trip's Vanillite who in itself is the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter type of Pokémon]] you would expect Iris to cuddle with...but it IS an Ice-Type...
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: DoubleSubverted! She seems at first to be a poor battler, but that's only because at the point her Pokémon were either too weak, too lazy, or (apparently) disobedient. It turns out that she once got 99 wins in a row using only Drilbur. Now that Axew has [[TookALevelInBadass become stronger]] and she has made up with Excadrill, she's showing signs of her former competency.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Not Iris herself, but her character in Luke's film "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight" is the [[KingIncognito Princess Incognito]] masquerading as the 'Dragon Master' (an In-universe ThrowItIn). Nonetheless, Iris is herself quite flattered by Meowth calling her a 'princess' in [=BW043=].
* {{Fanservice}}: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] for the most part, unlike Dawn and May she actually looks like she is around 10. Her outfit is less revealing too. However, her bathing suit debuted in episode ''3'', earlier than any of the other three girls'.
* FriendlessBackground: She didn't adapt well to a school-based environment, and her uncivilized but good-natured attempts at befriending the other students scared other kids away. Thus, she spent a lot of her time in Opelucid City alone and depressed.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine.
* GenkiGirl: Very, ''very'' genki.
* GranolaGirl: Vegetarian who only ate raw fruits and vegetables prior to meeting [[TeamChef Cilan]].
* HairyHammerspace
* HypocriticalHumor: Gets on Ash for acting inexperienced at battling, but it's later revealed she's not so hot herself.
** A later example is when they were trying out ''very'' spicy foods made by Cilan. Iris calls Ash out on his complaining about the food, when she herself was having much more trouble eating it (evidenced by OcularGushers and sweating).
** A recent episode has Iris scoffing at Ash for getting too eager to practice battle. But Cilan calls her bluff, saying that she thought of the same thing too.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Almost towards any [[MonsterOfTheWeek Pokémon of the week]] originally [[CharacterizationMarchesOn before this role was given to Bianca]].
* ImprobableHairstyle
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She ''can'' be condescending, hypocritical and inconsiderate (especially with CutenessProximity in play), not to mention her snarkiness. She's also sweet-natured (much of the time), compassionate and caring to her friends (whether she admits it or not), and has a strong sense of fair play and justice (even as a child, her meeting with Drilbur was due to her wanting to punish him for stealing another Pokémon's food, yet she ended up saving his life and bonding with him ''very'' firmly).
* TheKirk
* LittleMissBadass: She leaps up trees like she's been training in [[{{Naruto}} Konoha]], and has no problems jumping down a long distance and swinging on vines. There's also a running joke that when something bad is coming at the group, it'll happen to Ash and Cilan, but Iris will jump or move out of the way with agility, such as when children were throwing mud balls at them or when Bianca tripped and ran over the group.
** And, of course, she trains [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Dragon-types]].
** As a child, she won 99 battles in a row with just a Drilbur.
* LittleMissSnarker:
* TheMedic
* TheMentor: Parodied when she plays the 'Legendary Dragon Master' in Luke's film, in [=BW038=].
* MyBelovedSmother[=/=]MamaBear: To Axew.
* ParentalAbandonment: She never mentions anything about parents and is obviously an orphan. Martha is probably enough as a parent.
* NobleSavage: Between her aforementioned GranolaGirl tendencies, her preference towards [[BuildingSwing swinging from vines]], her [[RaisedByWolves childhood]], and her using drums and face paint in Ash's battle against Roxie to counter the latter's (punk) band, it seems like the Anime favors the "Native American" interpretation of "brown".
** Especially when we finally see the Village of Dragons.
* NotSoDifferent[=/=]WorthyOpponent: To her rival Georgia.
* OffModel: Often, in the movies.
* ParentalSubstitute: She's essentially Axew's mother in every way that counts
* PluckyGirl: As a child, she ''never'' gave up on her goal especially when it came to defeating and later befriending Drilbur. However, [[BreaktheCutie she loses it almost instantly]] when she loses to Drayden and her Excadrill no longer listened to her. This clearly shows in her first appearance in the series.
* [[RaisedbyWolves Raised by Pokémon]]: In the flashback, she is shown to be playing with Pokémon and doesn't seem to have a family as she sees the Pokémon as family, friends and teachers for how to battle.
* RapunzelHair: To the point where she can store a Pokémon in it.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SmallNameBigEgo: [[BlatantLies She knows what she's doing]], don't question her!
** However, this can be subverted if you look at {{Taught by Experience}} and [[RaisedbyWolves Raised by Pokémon]] where this ego can come from not learning any manners for those that are stronger than her as well as living with Pokémon ''and'' winning her first 99 battles in a row.
** Turns up a lot in her arguments against Georgia, further solidifying that they are NotSoDifferent.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Though their personalities are distinct, her role is quite similar to Misty's - even moreso than the comparison between Cilan and Brock.\\
To wit: both are - or otherwise connected to, a Gym Leader; both want to master a specific Pokémon type; both often function as the OnlySaneWoman of their group, claiming to be more mature than Ash ([[NotSoAboveItAll if somewhat flawed about it]]); and finally, both have a crippling fear of an entire Pokémon 'Type'.
* TaughtByExperience: Iris clearly states to Drayden that her training experience comes from training in the forests all of her life. As a result, she has been able to win 99 battles in a row.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Bianca and Dawn's Girly Girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's a Type B.
* UpToEleven: Seems to be her operating mode. She thinks Pikachu's cute, so she nearly [[AndCallHimGeorge strangles him]] with huggles; Ash picks an apple, she "helps" by dropping a couple of bushels on him. She mellows out with time.
* VitriolicBestBuds: A mild Type 1 with Ash and Cilan. While it's clear they're all friends, she often calls their IdiotHero[=/=]LargeHam tendencies out for silly, while they have no problem arguing back.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Is absolutely terrified of Ice types. This first showed up with one of the sweetest and least threatening of them all, proving what a wimp she can really be at times.
* WildHair: That hair is VERY long, don't you think. Also taken a bit [[http://a.imageshack.us/img340/9972/irisvine.png literally]].
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ice Type Pokémon]]: Since Ice beats Dragons, and Iris has brought herself up to BE like a Dragon Pokémon, not just a trainer of them. Which brings to question how will she react to Kyurem.
** After a bonding experience with Georgia's Vanilluxe, however, she's at least ''started'' to overcome this fear.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!'''Iris's Pokémon'''
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: In ''Best Wishes! Season 2'':
** Axew is Sanguine
** Excadrill is Phlegmatic
** Emolga is Choleric
** Dragonite is Melancholic
* FreudianTrio: In the first season of ''Best Wishes'' -
** TheKirk: Axew
** TheMcCoy: Emolga
** TheSpock: Excadrill
* PoorPredictableRock: Averted, most likely because Dragon-types are one of the rarest (second only to Ghost ''and'' that's only when counting Legendary Pokémon). Excadrill was also her first Pokémon, though Axew really kind of qualifies as her 'Starter'. With Dragonite's capture, she ''finally'' has a second Dragon-type on her team.

!!'''Axew (Kibago)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Minami Tsuda
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rodgers
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* AttackBackfire: Before it was mastered, his Dragon Rage often recoiled and caused huge craters where he was.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Ash's Scraggy, which evolved later into HeterosexualLifePartners; he was certainly very happy to have someone younger to look after.
* CheerfulChild
* DistressedDude: And unlike Togepi, he's aware of the distress.
* HeadPet: He likes to hide in Iris's ginormous hair.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Increasingly so with Ash's Scraggy. The two are friendly enough and equal enough that they clearly have a very close relationship, to the extent that Axew has nightmares about Scraggy leaving the group. During Scraggy's Clubsplosion battle in [=BW070=], he watches Scraggy use Focus Blast with glistening eyes.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: His dream was revealed to be to evolve to its final stage, Haxorus. However, considering he couldn't even defeat a newborn Pokémon, he evidently has a-ways to go. Subverted as of [=BW029=] where Axew is able to dodge Scraggy's attack and defeat it with Dragon Rage. Strangely enough, unlike Piplup (who was adamant about not wanting to evolve), Axew never showed signs of evolving even once.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* NiceGuy: Very mellow compared to Iris's other Pokémon. Of course, there was that one time he fought with Pikachu because a Darumaka had stolen his food; and that other time where he accidentally beans both Oshawott and Pansage in the head with maracas, causing a fight between them and Pikachu. In fairness, he's still just a kid.
* [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Not Allowed To Evolve]]: Like Piplup before it, though it defeats the premise of Iris's reason for training him, ''especially'' considering it was established early on that Axew ''wanted'' to become a Haxorus one day. Also, like Pikachu, it never goes inside a Poke Ball and always rests inside Iris's hair, to the point where its scene where it's given to Iris shows it hatching out of its egg.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses Outrage, his eyes glow red as he beats the opponent up.
** Of course, he has red eyes to begin with.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Even ''before'' mastering Dragon Rage; as a matter of fact, he can cause a lot of damage ''because'' he couldn't use it properly.
* TagalongKid: His position in the FiveManBand - but then, he was a day old when Iris first obtained him. He's steadily getting a lot stronger though
* TookALevelInBadass: Upon finally mastering Dragon Rage.
** Later on in [=BW042=], Axew learns [[UnstoppableRage Outrage]] and beats the crap out of Luke's Golett.
** And again when he learns Giga Impact.
** Strangely enough, Axew ''never'' showed signs of evolution in spite of all the levels he took.
* WimpFight: The sparring matches between Axew and Ash's Scraggy. Subverted later on as Axew starts holding his own in battle.

!!'''Drilbur-Excadrill (Mogurew-Doryuzu)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kiyotaka Furushima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland
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* {{Badass}}: 99 victories in a row alongside Iris, and consistently shown to be powerful afterward.
* BareFistedMonk: Knows [[KamehameHadoken Focus Blast]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Worse than Emolga at this; he wouldn't take any of Iris's attitude and outright refused to fight at first. That said, when Scolipede knocked it aside, he ''wrecked that shit'' and went right back to sleep afterwards. Now if Iris can actually command '''that'''.
** Averted as of "Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!". Excadrill's reasons for not listening to Iris were due to his thoughts of being a failure to her.
* DishingOutDirt: Primary type (Ground).
* ExtraOreDinary: Secondary type.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* IOweYouMyLife: Why he bonded with Iris initially.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Excadrill is a huge softie and actually disobeyed Iris because he didn't want to let her down.
* {{Keet}}: As Drilbur.
* MyGreatestFailure: In a flashback during "Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!", it's revealed that after losing a battle against Drayden, Excadrill feels that he has failed Iris as a Pokémon. This is also the reason his refused to listen to her in fear that he'll fail her again.
* SpamAttack: Formerly knew Fury Swipes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: As Excadrill - before evolving, he was more openly emotional.
* ThisIsADrill
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: Was Iris's starter as a Drilbur, or at least the first Pokémon that she considered hers.
* WolverineClaws: Knows Metal Claw.
* TheWorfEffect: He was utterly demolished in the Donamite in order to reinforce what a ''beast'' Montgomery's Throh is.

!!'''Emolga (Emonga)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' MikaKanai
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* ActionGirl: Subverted. She can fight when she has to, but hates battling.
* AlphaBitch -> LovableAlphaBitch
* BigEater
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Acts all kind and innocent but underneath her cute side, [[AlphaBitch she's kind of a bitch]]. Snivy won't fall for it though.
* BrilliantButLazy: She's a competent enough battler, but doesn't like to take orders for long.
* DesignatedGirlFight: With Ash's Snivy.
* EmotionBomb: Knows Attract.
* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels
* {{Flight}}
* GoodBadGirl
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LittleMissBadass
* LovableCoward
* OutOfFocus: Next to Axew being a mascot and Excadrill and Dragonite having roles as Charizard analogues, Emolga's been getting next to no screentime to compensate. Even her stated rivalry with Ash's Snivy ends up as little more than a cliffnote due to how few times they interact. It's especially strange when you remember that Emolga is supposed to be another [[KidAppealCharacter Pikaclone]].
* TheRival: To Ash's Snivy.
* ShockAndAwe: Primary type.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Iris's only female team member
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apples
* TookALevelInKindness: Has become kinder and less selfish over the course of the show, though she still retains some of her more snobbish tendencies and her enmity with Snivy.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Emolga uses this on everyone if she's accused of anything. Naturally, it works half the time but does not work on Ash's Snivy due to also being a female.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.

!!'''Dragonite (Kairyu)'''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Kensuke Sato
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* {{Badass}}: Even while heavily weakened, he can still withstand being attacked by multiple Pokémon, and is known to defeat Pokémon with a type advantage over him.
* BloodKnight
* {{Expy}}: Of Ash's Charizard. Dawn likens his attitude to her Mamoswine as well, surprising Iris.
** His debut episode and backstory makes it an expy of an earlier, equally vicious, Dragonite that went on a rampage after injuries from a fierce battle.
* FireIceLightning: Knows [[PlayingWithFire Flamethrower]], [[AnIcePerson Ice Beam]], and [[ShockAndAwe Thunder Punch]] all in one package.
* {{Flight}}
* FlyingFirepower
* GrumpyBear: Very much so.
* HairTriggerTemper: Which is very different from [[BewareTheNiceOnes others of his kind]].
* HonorBeforeReason: During his battle with Drayden's Druddigon, he initially chose not to fly so it would be a fair fight (despite having wings itself, Druddigon can't fly).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very subtly implied in his introduction episode, where he shields a flock of Pidove from an attack by a Hydreigon it was battling at the time. Over time, he shows a bit more kindness [[{{Tsundere}} in spite of himself]].
* TheJuggernaut: He bats aside Hidden Power spheres like they're nothing and breaks out of an ice coffin made from two Ice Beams in a second. A direct Blizzard attack barely slows him down. Averted when he battles Ash's Charizard and even Dragon Rush doesn't leave a scratch on him.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Primary type.
* PerpetualFrowner: As a ''sharp'' contrast to most of his species, which embody the GentleGiant archetype.
* TheRival: Becomes this with Ash's Charizard immediately upon meeting him.
* UnskilledButStrong: Especially when he first appeared, Dragonite refused to do anything other than just overpower whoever he fought. Learned some humility when he lost to Krookodile and when Iris defended him in the fight with the Kami Trio.
* UnstoppableRage
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.
* TheWorfEffect: Any defeats seem to enforce how badass his opponent is, such as Ash's Krookodile and Charizard and Drayden's and Clair's Druddigon.
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[[folder:Cilan (Dent)]]

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-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' JasonGriffith

First appeared next to Iris as a silhouette. He is a Pokémon Connoisseur. He's also one-third of the first Gym Leader trio in Unova, focusing on the Grass type.
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* TheAce: Played with. He's really good at many things from [[CurbStompBattle battling]], [[AwesomenessByAnalysis evaluating]], [[SupremeChef cooking]], [[FishingMinigame fishing]], [[AmateurSleuth detective work]] and [[LargeHam acting]]. He might as well be one unless you go for AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and he's a BrokenAce.
* ActorAllusion: In [=BW042=], Cilan performs a "Tasting Time" duet with Burgundy. He is shown with a rose and acting very fabulous...sounds like he went [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Tamaki]] on us.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted -- the anime simplified his design and made him look a little childish and/or like Brock for the same of being easier to adjust to. Most fans think he still looks pretty good though.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AgentPeacock: More fabulous than feminine, but very, very fabulous.
* AgentScully: In the museum episode.
* AlwaysCamp: [[BiTheWay Bi]], [[CampStraight straight]], [[AmbiguouslyGay gay]], [[{{Asexual}} asexual]]...whatever the case may be, Cilan will always be fabulous.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Keeps coming up with "scientific" explanations for the occurrences at the Nacrene Museum, without considering the possibility of a Ghost Pokémon.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His job is to evaluate the relationship between trainers and their Pokémon. He is also an excellent [[TheStrategist strategist]] in battle.
* AxCrazy: Whenever he starts [[LargeHam hamming it up]]. [[RunningGag Which is often]].
* BadassNormal: At least when it comes to fishing. He caught Stunfisk ''without using any Pokémon''!
* BadassInANiceSuit: With a matching green bowtie!
* BerserkButton: Despite being the eldest (and [[TheSpock most]] [[AgentScully logical]]) of the trio in ''Best Wishes'', he's also the one most easily set off, to the point of completely losing emotional control - particularly in battle or when his cooking is ruined. Also, see UnstoppableRage below.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He has shown shades of a darker personality in a few episodes. Just ask Burgundy, who suffered a HumblePie from him. Most of the time, it's played for laughs.
* BishieSparkle
* {{Bishonen}}
* CassandraTruth: Regarding the Purrloin in "Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?".
* CatchPhrase: "It's [[MadlibsCatchphrase ______]] time!"
* ChefOfIron
* ChickMagnet
* CurbStompBattle: After he loses to Ash, almost all of Cilan's battle after that are [[{{Badass}} one sided on his side]]. He easily destroyed Burgundy and her team without taking any damage and demolished Trip's Gurdurr during the Don Battle tournament. He then had his record broken by Luke, due to his own fault of giving the up-and-comer ''too'' much advice and trying to [[AscendedMeme troll him with a Stunfisk]] in a one vs. one Pokémon match instead of using his other more experienced Pokémon. He and Ash were later victims of one at the hands of the Subway Masters. It got worse when he went up against Skyla.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: It's hidden beneath the layers of AmbiguouslyGay and {{Bishonen}}, but this guy is a very competent battler indeed; ask [[UnknownRival Burgundy]], who got destroyed by Dwebble and Pansage, with no meaningful damage done to either of them. He was downright toying with her Sawsbuck before the finishing blow. He's not a Gym Leader for nothing.
** And to add to that, he caught Stunfisk using only his fishing rod. He's just that {{Badass}}.
** It just keeps piling up, what with Dwebble demolishing Trip's Gurdurr.
* DramaticGunCock: With his ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome fishing rod.]]''
* ElementalHair: Played straight with his resemblance to his signature Pokémon, Pansage; subverted later in that he hasn't caught anymore Grass types (yet).
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Cilan seems to get the attention of men as well.
* EvilIsHammy: He expresses this philosophy when playing the villain in Luke's movie.
* EvilLaugh: In Burgundy's ImagineSpot in Episode 19.
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: He spends a lot of time during battles flamboyantly explaining his strategies (as well as simply talking about how good his Pokémon are). Sometimes this backfires on him, as quite a few of the ''individual'' battles he has lost he could have potentially won had he not spent so much time talking and allowed his opponent to come up with a counterattack.
* FlatEarthAtheist: When a Yamask was haunting the Nacrene Museum, Cilan refused to believe so, coming up with scientific explanations for metal to be floating through glass. Considering his partner is a monkey that can use the power of the sun, it makes little sense he wouldn't be more open-minded.
** He's very dismissive about N being able to talk to Pokemon, despite Meowth being a Pokemon that can talk to humans.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
* FreudianTrio:
** TheKirk: To his brothers.
** TheSpock: To [[TheMcCoy Ash]] and [[TheKirk Iris]].
* GratuitousEnglish: "IT'S TASTING TIME!"
** He'll say "good taste" when catching a Pokémon.
* HeroicBSOD: A minor one at the end of [=BW067=] when he loses to Skyla. He was fully expecting to kick her ass and teach her a lesson about giving gym badges to trainers when they didn't even battle her, but he didn't because he let his own rage and overconfidence get the better of him, making the loss that much more devastating.
* HiddenDepths: Who would have thought that the [[AmbiguouslyGay camp]] TeamChef would be a science geek who's a big fan of [=UFOs=]?
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His overconfidence and hamminess contributed to all of his onscreen losses so far.
* LargeHam: Occasionally becomes this when he gets to showcase his skills. Can be extreme even for this series.
** HamToHamCombat: Any time he and Burgundy compare evaluations.
* LetsGetDangerous: "It's tasting time!" This actually backfires on him in the Donamite battle though, where he gets a non-literal TalkToTheFist [[AvertedTrope while setting up]] [[TalkingIsAFreeAction his evaluation]].
* MrFanservice
* NiceGuy: [[BewaretheNiceOnes Most of the time]].
* NiceHat: His Detective and Conductor hats.
* NoodleIncident: He seems to have had a bad experience with a Purrloin in the past, but refuses to go into detail.
** YouDoNOTWantToKnow: His reaction when Ash and Iris (on separate occasions) asked him about it.
** TheUnreveal: Ash and Iris eventually learn of why Cilan fears Purrloin early on in the Decolore Island saga. Unfortunately, the audience doesn't.
* ParentalAbandonment: His past was barely revealed. [[spoiler:Even in [=BW140=], a flashback was shown of Cilan and his brothers as children, still there are no parents present just them playing with their Pokémon alone in a meadow.]]
* RailEnthusiast: Trains are one of the many big things he's enthusiastic about.
* RedOniBlueOni: One of each to his brothers:
** Red: To Cress's blue.
** Blue: To Chili's red.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In "Scare at the Litwick Mansion". And again [[RunningGag multiple times]] in an episode involving [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes a Purrloin]].
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Ash, and Stephan if the latter is present.
* SeriousBusiness: He can get a little [[LargeHam passionate]] about anything he's a Connoisseur of.
* ShirtlessScene: ''Already'' in "Minccino -- Neat and Tidy!"
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Early on in the season's American advertising, no advertisements made any indication that he would be joining the group.
* SkintoneSclerae: One of three important characters in the franchise to have this (the other two are Lenora's husband Hawes and Stephan).
* TheSmartGuy: Of the "Best Wishes" series' FiveManBand.
* StealthMentor: Toward Burgundy; he seems keen on actually helping her grow stronger, though she doesn't realize this.
* SupremeChef
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Although having a different personality, he fills the same role as Brock.
* TeamChef: And ends up being a SupremeChef.
* UncattyResemblance: To [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/bestwishes/668/DP40.jpg Pansage]]. They even have [[NiceGuy similar]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes personalities]].
* UnstoppableRage: If Cilan doesn't agree with your methods as a Gym Leader, he is damn well going to let you know about it. When he finds out Skyla gives out badges without battling, he gets very angry indeed; getting right up in her face, challenging her to a full gym battle and nearly crushing one of his Pokéballs in rage. Unfortunately, this rage means he doesn't use his head like he usually does, and he ends up losing pretty badly.
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: A believer in it, if [=BW038=] is anything to go by.
* WhatTheHellHero: Ash is horrified when he actually agrees to Burgundy's bet that if he loses against her, all of Ash's Pokémon will be replaced.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: He has to cosplay as Elesa in an episode (though it was incredibly creepy how over-the-top his acting was) and dress as a pretty girl in another.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts]]: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. He'll try to explain supernatural activities with logic, but once this fails he's usually the first to freak out. However, he only seems to be afraid of {{poltergeist}}s, and will calm down if he realises that the happenings are caused by Ghost Pokémon.
** Played straight though with Purrloin. Even meeting the one on the cruise ship didn't cure him.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e303/Commander_Pigg/Animations/dentobitchslap1.gif Observe]].

!'''Cilan's Pokémon'''
* FreudianTrio:
** TheKirk: Pansage
** TheMcCoy: Stunfisk
** TheSpock: Dwebble-Crustle

!!'''Pansage (Yanappu)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Chika Fujimura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Eli James
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Well-mannered and kind most of the time, but when he was sent out in the middle of his nap by Volt Switch during a battle between Iris's Emolga and Bianca's Minccino, he got so pissed off he immediately powered up ''Solarbeam'' and [[CurbStompBattle destroyed Minccino in one hit]].
* BulletSeed
* CastingAShadow: Knows [[ManBitesMan Bite]].
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Dig and Rock Tomb.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* GreenThumb
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Pod's Pansear. Their relationship is notably compared to the one between their owners, who are brothers and two of a triplet.
* KamehameHadoken: Knows Solarbeam.
* LiteralAsskicking: Seems to be fond of hitting his opponents in the rear end, first with Ash's Oshawott, and later with Burgundy's Sawsbuck.
* NiceGuy: He has the same personality as his trainer, but [[BewareTheNiceOnes you don't want to piss him off]].
* OutOfFocus: In early promos of Best Wishes he was shown as a season mascot alongside Pikachu and Axew, but he doesn't get much more (and in some cases ''less'') focus than any of the (supposedly) supporting Pokémon and has yet to show any distinct personality besides being a Pokémon version of his trainer. Despite being Cilan's first known Pokémon, it is almost completely overshadowed by Crustle.
** He even gets overshadowed by ''Stunfisk'' in the first Japanese opening for ''Best Wishes Season 2''.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Solarbeam, again.

!!'''Dwebble-Crustle (Ishizumai-Iwaparesu)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland
[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cilan_Dwebble_1127.png]]
[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cilan_Crustle_1337.png]]

* ApologizesALot
* {{Badass}}
* BadassAdorable
* BewareTheNiceOnes: It looks [[BadassAdorable cute]], is a NiceGuy, and ApologizesALot. But when it [[LetsGetDangerous uses Shell Smash]], you know shit is about to go down. It also knows Rock Wrecker, the strongest rock move in the game.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Primary type.
* ChekhovsGun: The fluid it uses to make its rock home is shown briefly in its debut episode, then is used again in the Battle Subway two-parter to help break down a door and escape from Team Rocket.
* CurbstompBattle: Easily destroys his opponent after using Shell Smash. Opponents suffering this include Burgundy's Dewott, Trip's Gurdurr, Bianca and Juniper's Accelgor and Excavalier (after Ash's Boldore was [=KOed=]) and 2/3 of Skyla's team before he lost to her Swanna.
* {{Determinator}}: When his shell was stolen.
* DishingOutDirt: Secondary type (Rock).
* ElementalBaggage: Summons rocks literally out of thin air when using Rock Slide.
* GentleGiant: As Crustle.
* [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant Friendly Hermit Crab]]: As Crustle.
* HeroicBSOD: While it wasn't anything to be ashamed of, he was still crushed when Skyla gave him his first loss, retreating into his shell with a miserable expression.
* LastChanceHitPoint: His ability is Sturdy.
* LetsGetDangerous: Whenever it uses Shell Smash.
* NiceGuy
* MightyGlacier: Before using Shell Smash, Dwebble can take a lot of attacks and hit back hard.
** FragileSpeedster: After using Shell Smash, it becomes a speedy GlassCannon and hits even harder (this is actually how he defeats Trip's Gurdurr, who had previously been dominating their match).
* PintsizedPowerhouse
* SignatureMove: Shell Smash.

!!'''Stunfisk (Maggyo)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers
[[quoteright:310:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cilan_Stunfisk_8478.png]]

* AscendedMeme: Stunfisk is popular amongst Japanese players trolling their opponent. Cilan's Stunfisk is pretty much doing the same thing.
* DishingOutDirt: Primary type (Ground).
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: No, really. See NotQuiteFlight.
* {{Gonk}}
* {{Jerkass}}: Electrocutes Ash and Oshawott, forcing them to go to the surface. He then appeared above the water, gives Ash and Cilan his ''[[{{Troll}} troll face]]'' and then goes back into the water. Ash is shouting at it shortly afterward.
** To add to that, when Archen pecked it, Stunfisk response was to electrocute Archen with a smile on his face.
* MakingASplash: Is an aquatic Pokémon and knows Scald.
* NotQuiteFlight: It can [[CrazyAwesome glide]] using its fins!
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Knows Sludge Bomb.
* [[PsychoElectricEel Psycho Electric Stargazer]]
* ShockAndAwe: Secondary type.
* SlasherSmile
* TokenEvilTeammate: He isn't evil, but compared to [[NiceGuy Pansage and Dwebble]], [[{{Jerkass}} Stunfisk is pretty nasty]].
* TookALevelInKindness: A brief shot in [=BW062=] shows him smiling as he watches the usual antics of the group, implying he's grown fond of everyone by this point.
* TheWorfEffect: While not portrayed as particularly weak, it is constantly shown losing until the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup - where it defeats a second round opponent with its Sludge Bomb.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rivals]]

!!'''Trip (Shooti)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jamie [=McGonnigal=]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Trip_1340.jpg]]

Ash's main rival in Unova. He is also a Pokémon photographer.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Has shown signs of being one but most of this is suppressed by his [[SugarAndIcePersonality aloof attitude]], but once certain people (Alder) are around him though, that side of him is gone almost instantly, with his voice suddenly getting childishly high in the process.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Played straight at first, but ever since he tied with Ash during their third battle the writers have thankfully made his strength more evidently balanced.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A classic case, what with his obsession with gaining greater strength than other challengers.
* AscendedFanboy: Wanted to be a trainer after watching the Champion Alder battle. While he promised himself that he would become a trainer so he could face Alder one day, it's to be noted that his overall cheerfulness as a child is gone by the time he starts as a trainer.
* BareFistedMonk: Conkeldurr
* BarrierWarrior: Frillish's Protect.
* BerserkButton: Trip ''hates'' being called a "kid" or getting called out for being childish. Iris doing it gets to him ''twice''.
** Getting rejected also doesn't seem to faze well with him, especially when it's by his idol.
* BreakTheCutie[=/=]BreakTheHaughty: [=BW052=] shows shades of this, especially when Trip leaves the group. It's not surprising though: the person you idolized not remembering you, demonstrating to you that the idol you love has apparently [[TookaLevelInDumbass grown senile and unserious]] and then your idol not wanting to battle you after refusing to finish the battle with your rival will shatter your view of things even if you don't show it, and with the other [[HiddenDepths tropes]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid shown below]], it might be more serious than we think.
** In fact, in recent episodes, seeing Alder again doesn't bring up his {{Adorkable}} nature and he only gets irritated showing that the case might have taken a tole on his view of things as a whole given that he's become more distant than usual.
** He gets another one when Bianca defeats him in the Clubsplosion tournament. He leaves afterward like he did in the Club Battle...only this time, he's doing it because he's ''depressed'', not because he thinks he's too good to watch anyone else's matches.
** He gets one more minor example after he loses to Alder. He doesn't flip out as one would expect but is extremely conflicted, but luckily, Alder manages to talk some sense into him.
* BrickBreak: Conkeldurr's Rock Smash.
* TheBully: In his first two appearances, pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* CameraFiend: A minor example as it's not to the extreme of Luke's obsession with filming. Trip is always seen with his camera though before he puts it away.
* CanonImmigrant: Though he's been given the Ace Trainer's sprite and class, he and his team ''are'' available in a download for the World Tournament (along with the other three anime-origin rivals).
* CatchPhrase: Trip seems to be really fond of "the basics of Pokémon training".
* CharacterDevelopment: Trip finally understands that strength isn't everything after his battle with Alder and finally gets it into his head that he should appreciate his Pokémon and his journey more. He even speaks to Ash on even terms (even if it's short) without throwing ''any'' insults at him and actually looks forward to battling Ash at the Unova League. He still keeps his distance though and doesn't join up with Ash and his rivals.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Started off as a rival that seemed to [[{{Jerkass}} enjoy making fun]] [[{{Eagleland}} of Ash and the Kanto region]] but quickly mellowed down to a [[TheQuietOne quiet]], [[SugarAndIcePersonality aloof]] {{rival}} [[JerkassFacade that gives advice to Ash despite still being annoyed by him]].
* CharacterTics: Apparently when he's really happy (which is rare), [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/bestwishes/713/DP56.jpg he holds his arms in front]] [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/bestwishes/713/DP80.jpg of him when he's talking]]. It's almost similar to a certain [[http://www.court-records.net/animation/maya-pumped(a).gif spirit channeler]] from a certain [[Franchise/AceAttorney lawyer game]].
* CheerfulChild: As a really young boy, and it's still there at his current age. In fact, you can tell he's happy by the tone of his voice.
* TheComicallySerious: Frequently when around Ash and Alder.
* CrossdressingVoice: Only in the Japanese version.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mainly toward Ash.
* DeathGlare: Serperior's Leer.
* DishingOutDirt: Conkeldurr's Stone Edge and Rock Tomb.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Tranquill's Double Team.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackandWhite Cheren]].
** Many members of the fanbase at first believed that he was going to be one of Paul after his first appearance, but then his HiddenDepths and the rest of his personality traits came about and [[SubvertedTrope revealed they share little in common at all]].
* GlassCannon: Trip's Serperior seems to be one as it can unleash the powerful grass attacks and one-hit KO almost all the Pokémon in the Junior Cup, but it only took one hit from Alder's Bouffalant to defeat it.
* GracefulLoser: To Cilan in the Club Battle tournament. He ''is'' upset about losing, but claims that he'll use that disappointment to help make him stronger rather than dwell on it.
** Slightly less so to Alder, at first, but after a talk with his old idol he takes it alright. And when he loses to Ash, he calmly accepts his defeat and they (kind of) start becoming friends.
* GrayEyes
* GreenThumb: Serperior.
* HiddenDepths: The SugarAndIcePersonality {{rival}} was actually a CheerfulChild when he was much younger and an AscendedFanboy. Whatever happened from the time that Alder told him that he would wait for him to be a trainer to him getting his starter Pokémon is where this trope comes in...and there are speculations of [[BreakTheCutie something happening]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids in that]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid time frame]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How Trip ends up losing to Bianca. Not only underestimating her, but his Conkeldurr leaves himself wide open for attacks when Bianca's Emboar gets through his Rock Tomb. Bianca basically orders her Emboar to take those pillars that Conkeldurr uses in battle and throw back in his face.
* HypocriticalHumor: He calls Ash immature but is shown to be equally immature when it comes to certain subjects like getting Alder's attention.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Vanillite
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Serperior's [[WhipItGood Dragon Tail]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As of his third appearance, we learn that he's not actually that bad of a guy. It takes convincing but he does help Ash herd the Venipede to Castelia main square. And he also uses his Tranquill to save Ash's Pidove when one of the Venipede attacked.
* JerkassFacade: His fourth appearances shows that he isn't ''really'' a jerk. For some strange reason, he would rather be a jerk towards Ash than be nice to him. However, he fails to even be that, and he ends up helping Ash realize why Oshawott isn't hitting its mark with Aqua Jet (by pausing their battle and explaining it to him, not even trying to take advantage of it). He also volunteers to help Iris overcome her fear of Ice Pokémon (but she refused, because...well, she's afraid of Ice Pokémon!)
** And after he loses to Alder, the facade is almost completely gone as he's able to speak to Ash without insulting him once and admits to wanting to battle Ash at the Unova League.
* LetterMotif: Ash's first two main rivals are Shigeru (Gary) and Shinji (Paul).
** And to an extent, Shuu (Drew) and Jun (Barry). [[note]]Shi and Ji share the same kana in Japanese, but the latter has a dakuten. Also, Shu is written as Shiyu in kana[[/note]]
* LonersAreFreaks: He's well-noted for his anti-social behavior, as he apparently thinks interaction with others interferes with one's own personal growth.
* MadeOfIron: His Vanillite took two direct Flame Charges and an Ember from Ash's Tepig and still managed to get a tie with him.
* MakingASplash: Frilish
* MoodSwinger: According to Alder and from what the audience sees, there are some hints that his personality does go 180 as shown in [=BW052=] when [[TheQuietOne he's quiet one moment]] and then [[CheerfulChild rather]] [[{{Adorkable}} hyperactive]] the next only to swing right back to his [[SugarAndIcePersonality serious self]] near the end, only this time with actual anger rather than sulleness.
** In recent episodes he does smirk when he beats Burgundy and actually makes it past the first round but then at the end of the episode, he's glaring daggers.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye
* NamesTheSame: [[http://sonicangel948.deviantart.com/journal/38204458/ Not just the name, actually.]]
* NonElemental: Tranquill
* OutOfFocus: Most of his team despite his semi-frequent appearances. In fact, to date only Serperior, Tranquill, and Conkeldurr have appeared in more than one episode so far.
** Trip himself gets the least amount of focus out of all the rivals introduced despite being the main rival, which is usually contributed by his leaving a tournament whenever he loses and thus feeling more like a background character.
* PlayingWithFire: Lampent
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Serperior's Solarbeam.
* PunnyName: Shooti coming from "photo shoot", and Trip possibly coming from "''trip''od".
* TheQuietOne: Even when sitting with everyone else in the Club Battle, he prefers talking to himself than with others.
** In the Clubsplosion (the Club Battle's sequel), he doesn't even sit with the others, he just stands in a shady corner and comment on Ash's battle ([[FoeYay which he is watching rather intensely.]])
* RebuiltPedestal: Lost respect for Alder after seeing him act lazy and foolish. Once the two battle and Alder wins, rather easily, Trip regains respect for him.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Ash's red of the "Best Wishes" series.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: His Vanillite. Ironically, Iris, who is scared of Ice Pokémon, thinks the exact opposite, which seems to disappoint it.
* SmugSnake: His Serperior mainly, and he himself until his third appearance taught him some humility.
* SoulPower: Frillish, Lampent
* SugarAndIcePersonality: It only takes mentioning Alder or for Alder to be in the area for him to start talking ''a lot'' with a [[{{Moe}} high pitch voice.]] (In the English version, his voice while not as high started to sound like [[{{Keet}} Barry]] given that they share the same voice actor). Conversely, his [[JadeColoredGlasses cynicism]] is taken to its max when directed toward Ash; following the incident in [=BW052=], he appears to have become more withdrawn than before.
** Taken up a notch (from its usual display) in [=BW039=], where Ash is trying to get his attention. Trip ''obviously'' sees Ash but decides to turn the other way. [[CrowningMomentofFunny Ash's expression is priceless]].
* [[{{Speedrun}} Speedrunner]]: Seems to be his way of doing things.
* TheStrategist: What makes him a good battler, in general, isn't that he has powerful Pokémon (though this does help contribute to it). It's that he's a very good strategist, making very good use of basic techniques and common sense (his Tranquill and Frillish's abilities are the reason he pummelled Ash so badly in their 5-on-5 match). However, this is also his AchillesHeel -- he thinks things through ''so'' logically and by-the-book that unexpected results and outside-the-box strategies catch him by surprise, which tends to lead to his defeat. [[spoiler:This is how Ash and Pikachu defeat him -- by powering up Pikachu's Iron Tail with Electro Ball, they not only match but surpass Serperior's Dragon Tail and defeat it.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: What happened to the [[CheerfulChild happy little boy]] in the flashback that made him the [[SugarAndIcePersonality aloof]] {{rival}} now?
* TheWorfEffect: Poor Conkeldurr - every time it appears, in each stage of its evolutionary line, it's purpose is to look tough and imposing so that it's opponents come off impressive for defeating it.
** [[spoiler: When Trip finally loses to Ash, it's in ''the preliminaries of the Unova League''. Ouch.]]
*** [[spoiler: To sum it up, despite being the main rival of the '''Best Wishes''' series, he loses the first round in three of the four tournaments to Cilan, Bianca (who TookALevelInBadass) and Ash respectively. He only wins in the third one because of his strategy, which largely involves one hit [=KOing=] his competition.]]
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Tranquill

!!'''Bianca (Bel)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShizukaIto
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bella Hudson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bianca_Pokemon_Anime_3667.jpg]]

One of Ash's rivals in Unova.
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* AsideGlance: She waves to the audience upon introducing herself.
* BareFistedMonk: Emboar, Excavalier's Quick Guard.
* BarrierWarrior: Shelmet's Protect.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Shelmet. It is later traded for Professor Juniper's Karrablast, Excavalier
* BreakTheCutie: A minor example in [=BW049=]. She looks ready to cry when it seems like she'll have to stop her journey, but she gets better by the end of the episode.
** [[spoiler: Her loss in the Unova League ''does'' cause her to cry, but she gets over it -- to the point of buying Cameron, the very same trainer who defeated her, an ice cream cone.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Regardless of whether the Pokémon [[StopHelpingMe belongs to her, or even knows the attack!]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Starting with [=BW049=], she's becoming a ''much'' more likeable character (her personality hasn't changed that much, but her attitude about things such as her journey and her Pokémon sure have). She also improves as a Pokémon trainer.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ColorFailure: Minccino in [=BW025=] after his Attract failed to hit Emolga.
* CrashIntoHello: A running gag with her, with Ash being knocked into water ''every time''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She might not look like it, but she has three badges despite her childish nature.
** Also worth noting is that she won her first two badges using ''only'' her starter Pokémon, since she only had Pignite prior to [=BW013=].
** Finally, her breakthrough comes in the form of the Clubsplosion, where she defeats both Trip and Georgia with her newly-evolved Emboar.
** And by the time [=BW103=] rolled around, she had enough badges to participate in the Unova League (at least eight).
* CutenessProximity
* TheCutie
* [[spoiler:DavidVersusGoliath: Her Emboar vs. Cameron's Riolu. Riolu turned out to be too fast for Emboar to keep up.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Her role was already reduced from the games, but things got even worse during Season 2. See OutOfFocus below.
* TheDitz[=/=]DumbBlonde
* ExtraOreDinary: Escavalier.
* {{Expy}}: Of Barry, [[{{Flanderization}} even moreso than she was in the games.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: As mentioned above, her hyperactivity and ditziness are much more extreme than they were in the original video game.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Escavalier's Hyper Beam.
* GenkiGirl
* GreenEyes
* GreenThumb: Shelmet's EnergyBall.
* GuestStarPartyMember: She's travelled with Ash and Co. a couple of times ([=BW024-BW025=], and [=BW062-BW063=]).[[note]]An important note on the above, for casual viewers. "A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!" was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally meant to air as [=BW026=]]], before [[TooSoon the 2011 disasters]] led to it airing - ''officially'' - as [=BW037=]. Ostensibly a {{Filler}} episode, it was meant to end with Bianca temporarily joining the group for a couple more episodes - specifically, the official [=BW023=] and [=BW024=] (she ''officially'' joined off-screen). But if one discounts the edits made to the episode, then it: a) is technically [=BW023=], not [=BW037=]; b) features Castelia City rather than a random town; and c) pushes up the official numbering by one numeral for every episode, until Luke's introduction (it finally aired directly before [=BW038=]). It's not a necessity to consider things this deeply, but adds a nice extra dimension of depth to what appears to be merely a fun {{Filler}} episode to most who watch it.[[/note]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Coupled with the innocence, naivity and immaturity that this trope entails, and she's definitely pretty as well.
* HartmanHips: A rare anime and non-mature example, but [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/15/Black_White_Bianca.png Bianca]] does have it going on.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How Minccino was caught. When Bianca pulled out a dirty Poké Ball, Minccino (still wild at the time) was so desperate to clean it that he scuttled right up onto her shoulder and started dusting it with his tail...which caused the ball to open and suck him in!
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Especially in her earlier episodes, ''especially'' especially in the Club Battle arc. She dials it back in her later appearances after her character development, though.
* [[spoiler:{{Jobber}}: The primary reason for poor Bianca's inclusion in the Unova League appears to be to show off how talented Cameron is.]]
* LuminescentBlush: When she meets Elesa.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Minccino's Hyper Voice.
* NiceHat
* NonElemental: Minccino
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She can't stop touching the [[LesYay other female competitors]], but this is due to her thinking that they're all [[MasterOfIllusion Zorua]].
** And then in the Clubsplosion arc, she can't stop obsessing over (and touching) the various Fighting Pokémon's muscles.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the dub. Bianca from ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'' has the same name as her.
* OutOfFocus: She appeared fairly prominently in Season 14, but after the midway point of Season 15 (the Clubsplosion), she didn't reappear until 30 episodes later in [=BW103=], in early Season 16. Then she disappeared again. Then she reappeared in one of the ending themes...then got cut out of most of it in favor of live-action footage of the singers. Her fans were ''not'' pleased.
* OverlyLongGag: Searching for things (Ash's badge case, a Pokéball) in her bag. It took so long that Ash and Cilan's clothes have already dried up and they were changing into them by the time she found what she's looking for. Even in a meta sense, it lasted '''22 seconds'''.
* OverprotectiveDad: Just like in the games. She mentions that it took forever to get her dad to let her start a journey on her own. Said dad tries to take her back home in [=BW049=] and almost succeeds, fortunately Ash and the group interferes.
* PlayingWithFire: Emboar
* PluckyGirl: In her own words when pursuing Emolga, "I'll NEVER give up!"
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Shelmet's Acid.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Minccino and Shelmet. She doesn't seem to have any others though (much to her dismay).
* RunningGag: Is usually a part of or facilitator of a different one per arc of appearances, but the one constant recurring gag is knocking Ash into a body of water (plus Cilan the first time it happened). Perhaps you could call it [[{{Pun}} a gag about running]]?
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Energetic Girl to Luke's Savvy Guy.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Ash's very first female rival (sort of...she's more frequently [[GuestStarPartyMember a companion]] than a rival.)
* ShipTease: The Clubsplosion tournament features her fangirling over [[InterspeciesRomance Sawk]] and clinging to Stephan.
** The Unova League has her giving ice cream to Virgil and his Eevee, watching fireworks with him, [[spoiler:cheering him on during his part of the finals and after he wins, tries to give him a "special present" to him and his team for winning the tournament]].
* ShockAndAwe: Minccino's Thunderbolt.
* SpoiledSweet: Seems to insist on having things her way, but isn't really mean about it.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: When she's present, she's the Girly Girl to Iris' Tomboy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Her Pignite has evolved into Emboar by the time of the Clubsplosion, and they defeat Trip and Georgia in the respective first and second rounds.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She's ''far'' from mean, don't get it wrong, but compared to the super-nice and humble Bianca from the games, her selfish, clingy streak in the early anime was jarring. In particular, a lot of fans did ''not'' take kindly to her obsessing over Zorua so badly, especially not when she even tried to trade her starter away for it.
* TookALevelInKindness: After Ash risked his journey in a battle with her father in [=BW049=], she's become less clingy and selfish in all subsequent appearances - notably, she's taken to apologizing profusely whenever she [[RunningGag knocks him into a body of water]] these days, and is less obsessive over obtaining "cute" Pokémon than she used to be.
* VolumetricMouth: She often gets one when she's excited.
* TheWorfEffect: For a while, she had never won a battle on-screen, even though both her Pignite and Minccino have either been shown or implied to be decent battlers.
** Though not quite victory, in [=BW063=] she and Professor Juniper face Ash and Cilan in a tag battle -- using their newly traded and evolved Escavalier and Accelgor - and manage to co-ordinate well enough to defeat Boldore before Crustle seals a victory with Rock Wrecker.
** She finally breaks through in [=BW072=] where she beats Trip ''and'' Georgia with her Emboar.
** [[spoiler:Played straight as an arrow when she faces Cameron in the Unova League, especially considering her improvement and the circumstances that lead to her ultimate defeat (Emboar can't hit Riolu because he's ''too small and fast.'').]]
* [[spoiler:YankTheDogsChain]]: She shows major signs of improvement during the Clubsplosion, and even makes it into the Vertress Conference. [[spoiler:Right as it looks like she's going to give a repeat performance...she loses (barely) to new rival Cameron in round 2. In the Top ''64''. The saddest thing is that the writers didn't ''at least'' let her get further before pulling the rug out from under her feet.]]

!!'''Burgundy (Cabernet)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Ikumi Hayama
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Suzy Myers
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A Pokémon connoisseuse and self-proclaimed rival to Cilan.
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* AnIcePerson: Dewott's Ice Beam.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In an interesting role reversal (for this series), ''she's'' the one on the receiving end, while the main character she's TheRival to is the "Better" in question.
* ArchEnemy: Sees Cilan as this after he [[FelonyMisdemeanor defeated her in a Gym Battle]].
* BareFistedMonk: Dewott's Revenge.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Dewott's Fury Cutter, and Sawsbuck's [[HornAttack Megahorn]].
* BigFriendlyDog: Stoutland, toward her at least.
* BitingTheHandkerchief: Does this while insulting Cilan's Pokémon food for Snivy in front of him. Needless to say Snivy isn't pleased with her comments (see ButtMonkey below).
* ButtMonkey: See TooDumbToLive below.
** Also, during the Club Battle, Ash's Snivy literally Vine Whips her in the butt.
* CatchPhrase: [[GratuitousFrench "Alors!]] [[GratuitousEnglish It is Evaluation Time,]] [[GratuitousFrench s'il vous plaît!"]]
** One could also make the notion she has a second catch phrase in ''"I HOPE YOU ALL LOSE!!!"''
* CharacterDevelopment: Her's is, like her character, all over the place. Throughout the Club Battle, culminating in actually coming to respectful terms with Cilan. When she returns in the Clubsplosion arc, she's shown to still find his attitude annoying -- as a bonafide {{Tsundere}}, she's quick to return to antagonism when he asks her if she's advanced her Connosseuse ranking (she's still only C-Rank). Listening to her dialogue indicates that the respect has stuck somewhat, but that she: A) still has a ways to go before being fully civil with the guy; and B) seems unwilling to admit yet that she looks up to him. In the Junior Cup, however, she has a moment where she's almost blatantly crushing on him while wishing for him to beat Trip (though she reverts back to her normal behavior when Trip beats him.)
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple eyes, purple hair.
* DramaQueen: She cranks up the ham -- and the volume -- at every possible opportunity.
* FireIceLightning: Stoutland's [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[AnIcePerson Ice]] and [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]] [[ManBitesMan Fang attacks]].
* FrenchJerk: Downplayed since she's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** She's also not really French - in the dub, at least, where she gives the impression of trying to put on a French accent to make herself look more impressive and glamourous (explaining away her ''atrocious'' accent).
* GratuitousFrench: Has more of this in the English dub (presumably because the Japanese voice actress is less skilled at speaking French).
* GreenThumb: Sawsbuck
* HamToHamCombat: Quite literally during the last round of the Club Battle.
* HotBlooded
* HumblePie: Cilan gives her a rather cruel one when he defeats her Pokémon without taking any damage. To add to the insult, [[JustToyingWithThem he was toying with her Sawsbuck with his Pansage when all he had to do was one-hit KO it with a SolarBeam]]. Though in his defense, he really was trying to teach her a meaningful lesson.
* ImagineSpot: ...Which has Cilan evilly taunting her and her Oshawott, then doing an EvilLaugh while Pansage cackles in the background.
* [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic Rival]]
* IWarnedYou: Tells Cilan during the Club Battle that he wouldn't make it past the second round. Needless to say, she's ''very'' pleased when this comes true.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She may be crazy, snobby and judgemental, but she really loves her Pokémon, even to the point of a [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/1310034137721.jpg/ very literal]] PetTheDog during the Club Battle tournament.
** Also, she's getting to be on better terms with Cilan now too, only getting angry at him as a reaction to something he unwittingly says or does, rather than trying to actively antagonize him.
* LargeHam: [[NotSoDifferent Like Cilan]], she has her moments of this.
* MakingASplash: Dewott
* NoIndoorVoice: True to her DramaQueen nature.
* NonElemental: Stoutland, Sawsbuck
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In her battle with Ash, she has Stoutland use Thunder Fang on the ground-type Palpitoad. This turns out to be a ruse to make Ash drop his guard, and she immediately swaps for Ice Fang.
* PlayingWithFire: Darmanitan
* PluckyGirl: Gotta give her one thing; skilled or not, she never gives up.
* {{Pride}}
* PurpleEyes
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: She is constantly under the abuse of Ash's Pokémon as well as the people around her. Bianca for instance, glomps Georgia, tackles Iris, but with Burgundy? She ''tramples'' her.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She believes she's always right when it came to criticizing Ash's Pokémon. Cue them all attacking her and she declaring that they all suck.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Georgia (she's the girly-girl, albeit a rather crazy one).
* TooDumbToLive: She continues to negatively criticize all of Ash's Pokémon even after they attack her.
** Granted, during their "Connoisseur duel" in the Club Battle arc, she conceded defeat to Cilan early on, realizing that her skills hardly even compare to his. This appears to have helped her mature a little more.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A to a ridiculous extreme at first, but mellows out into a Type B, albeit a [[HotBlooded fiery]] Type B (Example: In the Clubsplosion, she yells at Cilan to WIN his match against a one-shot character...but when he ''does'' win and celebrates it, she gets annoyed by his attitude and says she was wrong, he should have ''lost''!)
* UnknownRival: To Cilan.
** As of [=BW042=] not anymore. He accepts her as his rival, which shocks her so much that she begins to actually appreciate him a little more.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: According to ''her'' at least before Cilan defeated her, complete with an innocent white dress in her ImagineSpot.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Georgia at the Clubsplosion and Junior Cup. The two snipe at each other often, yet are constantly hanging out together regardless.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* WomanScorned: No kidding.
* TheWorfEffect: She can't seem to get past the first round in any of the tournaments. Then again, she hypes herself up as a competent trainer, but might not be as good as she claims.

!! '''Stephan (Kenyan)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Tomohiro Waki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Darren Dunstan
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Another one of Ash's rivals in Unova.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: In a manner similar to Butch.
** In Japanese, it's ''Ken''yan, not Keniyan or Kaniyan.
** In English, it's Ste''phan'', not ''Steph''an or Steven.
** Finally starts averting it with the beginning of the Unova League, when [[ThrowTheDogABone everybody starts pronouncing his name right]].
* {{Badass}}: While he loses his first battle with Ash, subsequent episodes have shown he's actually a pretty competant trainer overall, and he's defeated strong opponents before.
** Sawk himself qualifies -- he defeats a powerful Throh during the Clubsplosion, and [[spoiler:gives Ash a hard time at the Vertress Conference -- Leavanny lost despite activating Swarm, and Krookodile's new secret weapon Aerial Ace was required to eventually win.]] Neither trainer nor {{Mon}} can be considered pushovers.
* BareFistedMonk: The new Best Wishes opening implies that Stephan is a martial artist. Fitting given that he's always seen with Sawk now.
** His attire lends credence to this as well.
* BerserkButton: Whenever someone mispronounces his Japanese name as "Keniyan", which is often to his dismay. Semi-subverted in that he's (usually) more exasperated with it than "berserk" about it.
* BigEater: Rivals Ash in this regard.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: His Sawk. Arguably Stephan himself, as he's a big guy with an eagerness for battle who is nonetheless quite kindhearted.
* CanonImmigrant: Though he's been given the Black Belt's sprite and class, he and his team ''are'' available in a download for the World Tournament (along with the other three anime-origin rivals).
* CatchPhrase: Some variation of '''"Why won't anyone get my name right?!"'''
* CastingAShadow: Liepard
* CharacterDevelopment: Through the Clubsplosion and Unova League (lampshaded by Iris in the latter, who says he's really matured.)
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: How does he get around the fact that his Sawk (part of an all-male species) would be targeted by moves like Attract? Train him ''really hard'' to develop defensive techniques, of course! There's a HardWorkMontage[=/=]TrainingMontage superimposed over his explanation, too!
* CoolHorse: Zebstrika
* {{Fauxshadowing}}: His Japanese name ('''Kenya'''n) and early use of Blitzle (later Zebstrika) would have you believe it's his main {{Mon}}. It later turns out that his key battler and closest partner is really Sawk.
** With the reveal of his Liepard, his name becomes a MeaningfulName (All of his Pokémon are African themed) though Sawk's reason for being on the team now has shades of UnfortunateImplications.
* FieryRedhead
* GentleGiant: He's a big guy, but outside of battle, he's very laid-back.
* GuestStarPartyMember: From [=BW069-BW073=], travelling with the group just prior to the Clubsplosion.
* HotBlooded: Especially during battles.
* PlayingWithFire: Zebstrika's Flame Charge.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: When he's present, he's the Manly Man to Cilan's Sensitive Guy.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Cilan/Burgundy apparently.
* ShipTease: With Bianca.
* ShockAndAwe: Zebstrika
* [[SignatureMove Signature Mon]]: Sawk. It looked to be Zebstrika at first, but as has been shown Sawk is his closest partner.
* SkintoneSclerae
* SugarAndIcePersonality: His Sawk is this -- during the Clubsplosion, after defeating Throh he bows respectfully to his opponent before Throh faints...then he does a one-eighty, and he and his trainer begin hugging the life out of each other in glee.
* TookALevelInBadass: His Sawk. Though it never seemed weak, the only time we saw it in battle before the Clubsplosion was when it lost to Iris's Emolga. Come the Clubsplosion, it takes down a Seismitoad, Cilan's Pansage, Bianca's Emboar and Montgomery's Throh, a Pokémon that was built up throughout the tournament as an enormously powerful opponent. This is lampshaded with a montage showing his and Stephan's intense training regime, as well as regular practice sessions in the Pokémon Center. [[spoiler: This is proven even more in the Vertress Conference; despite being immensely weakend by Ash's Leavanny, Sawk still manages to win.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: He had to dress up as Nurse Joy in a contest.
* WorthyOpponent: Considered this by Montgomery after Stephan defeated him in the Clubsplosion finals.

!!'''Georgia (Langley)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MisatoFukuen
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Brittney Lee Hamilton
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Self-proclaimed Dragon Buster and Iris's rival.
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* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokémon]]: Beartic and Vanilluxe.
* AntagonistInMourning: Not a death example, but in the Japanese Decolore Adventures ending, Georgia is shown looking up a the sky wistfully after learning that Iris has left Unova to visit Kanto. She clearly misses her rival.
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Girl]]
* TheBattleDidntCount: Georgia claims this if she's beaten with a non-Dragon Pokémon.
* {{Badass}}: Georgia's own credentials are debatable, but [[BearsAreBadNews her Beartic]] definitely counts - he fought Iris' Excadrill to a standstill twice, and though the second was called as a draw he was the last to collapse.
* BareFistedMonk: Beartic's [[BrickBreak Rock Smash]].
* BearsAreBadNews: Beartic
* BetweenMyLegs: How she's introduced.
* BigEater: She can wolf down a breakfast for three people and still have some appetite left. [[ComedicSociopathy Pity it happened]] [[KickTheDog to be Ash and co's breakfast]].
* CastingAShadow: Bisharp
* CharacterDevelopment: She TookALevelInKindness during the Clubsplosion, and carried it further in the Ferroseed research facility episode.
* CripplingOverspecialization: She devotes her life to to craft a battle style designed specifically to take down Dragon type Pokémon. Unfortunately, she ends up losing quite a fair bit in battles that aren't against Dragon Pokémon or share similar weaknesses to them (the only exception is a Joltik, which she still struggled). Unlike most cases of this trope, she still manages to put up a very good fight.
* CurbstompBattle: Received one from Iris's new Dragonite, who took everything Beartic hurled at before utterly demolishing the bear. She was more disappointed, however, by the fact that she hadn't lost to ''Iris'' since Dragonite was disobeying her at the time.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Her Beartic versus Sylvester's four inches high Joltik. "Goliath" wins, crushing "David" under his weight when he collapsed from Thunderbolt.
* DisproportionateRetribution: She once lost to a Dragon trainer and has now made it a goal to go around defeating all Dragon trainers she comes across. One would think that this is just an overreaction, but her reaction to watching Axew using Outrage might indicate the loss was more serious than initially thought.
* ExtraOreDinary: Bisharp
* FieryRedhead
* GratuitousEnglish: "Bye!"
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Not in the romantic way, obviously. Georgia is one of the shortest trainers, yet her Beartic is an eight feet tall giant.
* HypocriticalHumor: Her feud with Iris is based around this on both sides.
* JerkassHasAPoint: When she lost to Iris in the Junior World Cup, she argued that she lost to Dragonite, not Iris. Given that Dragonite was disobeying Iris's orders, she's completely right. Iris acknowledges this at the end of the tournament and promises Georgia that she'll have Dragonite under control by the next time they meet, so that Georgia can have the battle she wants.
** Also the case when she blames her loss against Ash on the battlefield. While she's clearly a SoreLoser, Ash didn't win by some miraculous turn-around strategy, but because of sheer dumb luck that had to do with the battlefield (Pawniard getting a rock stuck on her head, as well as her getting stuck in the ground were both lucky breaks that Ash did in no way plan, and they very much decided the battle).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Started off as a straight-out {{Jerkass}}, but [[CharacterDevelopment started to]] [[TookALevelInKindness get better]] during the Clubsplosion, and her heart of gold status is solidified in the Ferroseed Research Center episode.
* KickTheDog: One might be able to let her bitchiness slide, but ''eating three other peoples' breakfasts''? [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And then proceeding to say it that could have been better cooked?]]
** The insult doubles for Cilan [[SupremeChef who has technically been running a gym that is a restaurant for most of his life, and is very proud of his skills]].
* LargeHam: If someone goes around declaring themselves a "Dragon Buster", they're most likely a Ham.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Bisharp's Metal Sound.
* ManOfKryptonite: the team she's training is tailored to take down Dragon-types in general, hence christening herself with the "Dragon Buster" monicker.
* MeaningfulName: Her dub name "Georgia" is derived from ''St. George and the Dragon'', a famous English tale of a crusader who...well, slayed a dragon. Her Japanese name refers to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka LANGLEY Soryu]], another female red-haired {{Jerkass}} who is implied to have ''deep'' insecurities and an inferiority complex (along with HiddenDepths).
* MightyGlacier: Beartic is slower than all his opponents so far, and so relies on big, heavy blows. It caused him some trouble when facing Joltik, the smallest Pokémon there is...and a fast one to boot.
* NiceHat
* NotSoDifferent: From Iris, as evidenced by their Club Battle tournament interactions. Georgia even [[LampshadeHanging points this out]].
* OneHitKill: Bisharp's Guillotine.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: When Burgundy vows revenge against Iris for a loss, Georgia tells her to butt out because Iris is ''her'' rival.
* PetTheDog: Shows some actual respect toward Iris after Iris wins the Club Battle tournament, and flat out ''encourages'' her to become a Dragon Master. She also shows a notably softer, more reasonable side around Bianca.
** She actually doesn't get angry when she loses to Bianca in the Clubsplosion, and thanks her Bisharp for its effort when recalling it.
* RedBaron: Self proclaimed "Dragon Buster," and she backs it up. She defeats most Dragon-type Pokémon she faces with ridiculous ease.
* TheRival: For Iris.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Similar to Burgundy, she's the main victim of abuse during the Club Battle arc with Zorua constantly turning into her and then running away from Bianca who often causes her problems as a result.
* SoreLoser: Said a tie didn't count since it wasn't a dragon she tied against, and blamed her loss against Ash on the battlefield.
** Says her loss to Bianca in the Clubsplosion doesn't count either as it wasn't against a dragon, but this time she's [[PetTheDog saying it directly to]] her Bisharp [[PetTheDog as a comfort]], so she doesn't come across as badly.
*** Says that her loss to Iris in the Junior Cup wasn't to Iris, but rather Dragonite. See JerkassHasAPoint above.
* {{Tsundere}}: Like her [[VitriolicBestBuds buddy Burgundy]], she started out Type A, but become more of a Type B once she started reserving her tsun side exclusively for her rival (in this case, Iris.)
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Burgundy (she's the tomboy, albeit a rather crazy one.)
* TookALevelInKindness: In the Clubsplosion tournament. Took it even further in the Ferroseed Research episode.
* UseYourHead: Bisharp's Iron Head.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Burgundy at the Clubsplosion and Junior Cup. The two snipe at each other often, yet are constantly hanging out together regardless.
* WolverineClaws: Pawniard's Metal Claw.
* WorthyOpponent: In the Club Battle, she says that she's actually pleased that Iris is getting stronger, since as a Dragon Buster, she'd rather defeat strong Pokémon than weak ones.
** She was also disappointed when Iris used Excadrill in the last stage of the Club Battle, and outright ''pissed'' when it continues into the Clubsplosion tournament -- since she ''wants'' Iris to be a real Dragon Master and a worthy foe for a Dragon Buster such as herself, she expects her to continue strengthening Axew and any other Dragon-types she might obtain.
** Likewise, she's ecstatic when Iris gets a Dragonite, but only gets upset when Iris can't control it properly. And yet even after losing, she's ''still'' happy that Iris continues to use Dragonite in the tournament. The implication is that she would've been fine with losing to Dragonite if it was Iris calling the shots in the battle like a proper Dragon Master rival should do.
* ZettaiRyouiki: A Grade.

!!'''Cameron (Kotetsu)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' KoukiUchiyama
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Rory Max Kaplan
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One of Ash's rivals from Unova, introduced in ''Best Wishes Season 2''.
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* AnimeHair
* BareFistedMonk: Riolu->Lucario
* CanonImmigrant: Though he's been given the Youngster's sprite and class, he and his team ''are'' available in a download for the World Tournament (along with the other three anime-origin rivals).
* CastingAShadow: Hydreigon
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his dull-wittedness, he still manages to defeat Marlon without that much difficulty.
** His team -- or what we see of it, anyway -- is pretty impressive. He's trained a Lucario, Ferrothorn, Samurott, Hydreigon, and Swanna (plus a Watchog, shown in silhouette on the board during [[spoiler:his match with Virgil]]).
* [[spoiler:CurbstompBattle: Not excessively so, but the battlescreen shows that Virgil still defeated him 6-on-3 - meaning Virgil had half his team still active when he won. Not totally invincible after all.]]
* [[spoiler:DavidVersusGoliath: His somewhat small Riolu vs. Bianca's bulky Emboar. Riolu wins by using its own speed and size to its advantage.]]
* DittoFighter: Riolu's Copycat.
* TheDitz: Didn't realize that he needed eight badges to enter the Pokémon League when he only had seven, and took out a ''remote control'' instead of a Pokedex to scan Pikachu.
** He also thought the league was going to be in Ecruteak City, which is in an ''entirely different region''. Put bluntly, ''[[IdiotHero Ash]]'' looks smart when he's placed next to this kid! Even ''he'' finds himself frustrated at Cameron's dimness.
** He also thought that the quarter-final match was 5-on-5 rather than 6-on-6 -- Ash had to inform him that he'd accidentally handicapped himself, much to his chagrin.
* ExtraOreDinary: Ferrothorn and Lucario.
* {{Foil}}: He and Ash get along so well because they're so similar. Like Morrison from the Hoenn League, he rather resembles a less experienced and more juvenile Ash, albeit with a more evolved team line-up. On the flip-side, he's even more of a ditz than Ash is!
** If Richie represented all of Ash's positive traits if he took training more seriously, Cameron is the flipside a pure CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. [[spoiler: The way Cameron bulldozes through the league, even sweeping half of Ash's team, mirrors the way Ash himself progressed through the Indigo League.]]
* GeniusDitz: Despite being even dimmer than Indigo-League ''Ash'', he's demonstrated that not only can he train a powerful and well-balanced team, but he's a fairly solid and strategic battler as well.
* GreenThumb: Ferrothorn
* GuestStarPartyMember: Joins the group briefly for a trip to Humilau City, where he can challenge Marlon. He leaves afterwards.
* [[spoiler:InvincibleIncompetent: At first. Then Virgil defeated him in the Top 4 matches, subverting it. Seeing CurbstompBattle.]]
* {{Keet}}: Right from his introduction.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Hydreigon.
* LightningBruiser: Samurott and Lucario.
* MakingASplash: Samurott and Swanna.
* MeaningfulName: Shares his Japanese name with Nagasone Kotetsu, who was a swordmaker. It fits in that one of his Pokémon is [[{{Samurai}} Samurott]], which uses said weapons.
** Also, "Tetsu" means "iron" in Japanese -- another reference to Samurott's swords, but also to Lucario and Ferrothorn's [[ExtraOreDinary Steel]]-typing -- while "ko" can mean either "small" or "child".
** This is also referenced in his English name, Came'''ron.'''
* MightyGlacier: Hydreigon's speed (while not pathetic) pales compared to its phenomenal Attack and Defense.
* NoodleImplements: One has to ponder as to ''why'' he had a TV Remote in his bag on a Pokémon Journey.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. The ''PokemonRanger'' games also had a Cameron.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Riolu, until it evolves into Lucario and becomes a full-on LightningBruiser.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: After Dawn leaves in his introductory episode ([=BW093=), he and Riolu take her and Piplup's places (respectively) in the Japanese opening credits starting with [=BW094=].
* SamusIsAGirl: His Samurott succumbs to Bianca's Emboar using Attract, and since Emboar is a guy...yeah, with those whiskers and such, it's unlikely anybody saw ''that'' coming.
** ActionGirl: Which places Samurott into this by proxy given the gender reveal.
* [[SignatureMove Signature Mon]]: Riolu/Lucario.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy[=/=]BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Riolu, who serves as the Straight Man to Cameron's Wise Guy.
* [[spoiler:UnderdogsAlwaysWin: He really had to ''pull'' that victory away from Ash - both Riolu/Lucario's need to defeat ''half'' Ash's team, as well as Lucario's struggling towards the end against Pikachu, strongly indicate this.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sorta. His Riolu is clearly annoyed at his sheer ditziness, but still considers him his best friend. It's made much more apparent given Riolu evolves into Lucario (which it does) because of said bond.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Swanna

!!'''Virgil'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' YuukiKaji
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland
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Yet another Unova rival for Ash. The final one introduced, Virgil debuts shortly before the start of the Vertress Conference. He is a Rescue Worker, along with his older brother Davy. His team consists of a female Eevee and one of each of the "Eeveelutions", whom he regularly rotates similar to Ash and his Unova team. [[spoiler:He ultimately ends up the victor of the Vertress Conference.]]
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* ActionGirl: His Eevee is female -- this is revealed by Virgil when he uses a female pronoun talking to her.
* AnIcePerson: Glaceon. Vaporeon's Aurora Beam.
* BigDamnHeroes: His debut
* [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Returns for the special episode before the 16th movie.]]
* CanonImmigrant: Though he's been given the Pokémon Ranger's sprite and class, he and his team ''are'' available in a download for the World Tournament (along with the other three anime-origin rivals).
* CastingAShadow: Umbreon
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Gold hair and gold eyes.
* DishingOutDirt: Eevee's Dig and Leafeon's Sand Attack.
* GenerationXerox: He and his older brother, Davy, are both involved in the Rescue Team business, just like their father Jeff.
* GreenThumb: Leafeon
* LightTheWay: Umbreon's Flash.
* LivingProp: Leafeon -- comparatively, the rest of his team has either participated in said episode's conflict and/or were ''seen'' battling in the Vertress Conference. It does, however, appear as a silhouette on the display screen showing the teams he used in the 6-on-6 battles, so at least we know he used it. [[spoiler:It also appears by his side in the Mewtwo special, and even then, it only uses one attack.]]
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Eevee's Protect.
* MakingASplash: Vaporeon
* MerchandiseDriven: His Eevee team exists to advertise a whole bunch of Eevee merch in Japan.
* NiceGuy: Virgil himself
* NonElemental: Eevee
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Eevee.
* PlayingWithFire: Flareon
* PsychicPowers: Espeon. Umbreon's Psychic.
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: Played with in that many expected him to be the one to face Ash and beat him, then go on to win the whole league. He never battled Ash, but he did battle and defeat Cameron (who ''did'' beat Ash), and Virgil ''did'' go on to win the entire league.]]
* ShockAndAwe: Jolteon
* [[SignatureMove Signature Mon]]: Eevee and the "Eeveelutions", all seven of them. They appear to comprise the entirety of his team.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Eevee's his only female {{Mon}} on a team of eight. This is a JustifiedTrope - only 1/8th of all Eevee are female in the games, so proportionately this is accurate. More importantly, she's the most powerful member of his team to begin with.
* SoulPower: Umbreon and Vaporeon's Shadow Ball.
* TalkingToHimself: By coincidence, he shares the same English actor as the League announcer Freddy O'Martian and [[spoiler:his opponent in the finals, Dino]].
* [[spoiler: TheUnfought: Due to Ash getting knocked out of the tournament by Cameron, Virgil is the only rival Ash ''never'' faces, and one of two (the other being Bianca) he doesn't battle in the Unova League]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Supporting Cast]]

!!'''Professor Aurea Juniper (Dr. Araragi)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NaomiShindo
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Khristine Hvam
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Karrablast. It is then traded for Bianca's Shelmet, who then evolves into Accelgor.
* BrainyBrunette
* CharacterTics: Seems to be fond of that weird salute that her game counterpart is also prone to doing.
* EightiesHair
* FrickinLaserBeams: Accelgor's Hyper Beam.
* GreenThumb: Accelgor's EnergyBall.
* HealingFactor: Accelgor's Recover.
* HotScientist
* StraightMan: To Fennel.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: Not to an extreme, but she's definitely a lot less odd than her father, and seems exasperated by some of his behavior.

!!'''Don George'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' HisaoEgawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MarcThompson
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The owner(s) of the Pokémon Battle Clubs located around the Unova region.
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* BadassMoustache
* BigOlEyebrows
* DistaffCounterpart: To Jenny and Joy. To the degree that he has dozens of identical brothers.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals
* ManlyTears: Makes you wonder if he's a GentleGiant if pressed enough...
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the dub, he sounds like RandySavage!
* SmallNameBigEgo: Each one is certainly a nice guy, but they're also often egotistical - entire tournaments with "Don" in the name and ''giant statues of Don George'' at the stadium(s), anyone? Downplayed in the dub [[DubNameChange with the "Club" tournaments]].

!! '''Luke'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MinamiTakayama
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Bob Thompson
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A trainer that is aiming to be a film director. Joins Ash and the group during the the Nimbasa tournament arc to learn about filming battles better.
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AllWebbedUp: Larvesta's String Shot.
* BerserkButton: Not really "berserk" for say but he gets irritated when a good battle isn't filmed or when he's told that he can't be a good film director. Bianca pushes both of these buttons.
** In the dub however, it's more of a berserk button due to his tone of voice and how he calls her out on the first one.
** Interestingly, for the latter Bianca ''deliberately'' pushed it, and for the purpose of helping him (essentially, convincing him to come closer so he can get a clearer shot of the battle taking place). It works...surprisingly well, despite the inherent risk from being ''inside the battle zone''.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He doesn't look it, but he is actually ''very'' effective in battle.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Leavanny and Larvesta.
* BrainyBrunette
* TheBusCameBack: In the recent [=PokéStar=] Studios episode, Luke returns to shoot another movie with the gang as a nod to the [=PokéStar=] Studios in ''Black 2 and White 2''.
* CameraFiend: He is obsessed with filming battles and it gets to the point that he gets mad at Bianca who filmed his Zorua instead of his battle with Iris.
* CastingAShadow: Zorua
* CombatPragmatist: His Zorua.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Golett's Double Team
* DishingOutDirt: Golett
* ElementalPunch: Golett's Shadow Punch.
* ExtraOreDinary: Golett's Gyro Ball.
* GreenThumb: Leavanny
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the Club Battle Tournament arc.
* MasterOfDisguise: Zorua, but since it's a girl, it prefers doing female roles.
* MeaningfulName: See ShoutOut below.
* {{Megane}}
* NiceGuy
* PlayingWithFire: Larvesta.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Savvy Guy to Bianca's Energetic Girl.
* ShoutOut: To George '''Luc'''as -- he's a bespectacled, brown-haired film director with a fondness for the ClicheStorm elements of classic storytelling, and [[TropesAreNotBad manages to make them work in a way which appeals to filmgoers and critics]].
* SkintoneSclerae
* SoulPower: Golett, Zorua's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]].
* TheTrickster: His Zorua, who often turns into Georgia or someone else altogether to have Bianca continue to search for her tirelessly.
** ScrewySquirrel: Zorua really has no motive for her tricks other than to have fun at anyone's expense (sometimes even Luke's!).
* WellExcuseMePrincess: In the dub, Luke almost says this word per word to Bianca when she says that he only told him to film but not who to film.

!!'''Freddy O'Martian a.k.a. "The Scoop" (Takemitsu)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Mitsuaki Madono
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tom Wayland

An announcer from Unova who features as a major host for various tournaments from Unova. He has been, so far: the co-announcer for the Club Battle and Clubsplosion Tournaments with each local Don George; the co-host of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup alongside Alder; and the host of the Unova League itself. At the Decolore Archipelago, he hosted the Scalchop King Playoffs at Scalchop Island, in [=BW126=].

* DynamicEntry: In the Unova League opening ceremony, where he made his appearance by parachuting from a helicopter into the stadium.
* LargeHam: At times, such as his exclamation of shock when [[spoiler:it was discovered Cameron had unwittingly handicapped himself]]. It kind of comes with the job, mind you.
* RecurringCharacter
* SatelliteCharacter: Not much to him in terms of personality, or outside tourneys for that matter.

!! '''Cedric Juniper (Dr. Araragi)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' KenyuuHoriuchi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Stuart Zagnit
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Professor Aurea Juniper's father, whose footsteps she followed in becoming a researcher. In his case, he studies the origins of legendary Pokémon. When Ash, his friends and his daughter first ran into him, he'd collapsed from exhaustion in Chargestone Cave. After recovering, he agreed to lead the youngsters on a trip through the Black Hero's Ruins, after which they parted ways.

At the start of the ''Episode N'' arc in [=BW109=], he reappeared - calling his daughter, Cedric revealed that he'd made interesting discoveries about the White Ruins, located not far from Icirrus City. Ash and friends decide to travel there and visit him.
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* AnimeHair: Has what looks like a massive cowlick just above his forehead.
* BadassBeard
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Just watch some of his bizarre antics in [=BW064=]. The man's a borderline {{Troll}} with how much he screws with the party ''on purpose''. It's worse for his co-workers since he does it every second he gets.
* CastingGag: Professor Oak's original actor voices him in the dub.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CoolOldGuy
* CueCardPause: He has a habit of leaving his sentences hanging midway, which leads to [[PoorCommunicationKills mis-communication]] whenever someone thinks he's done speaking. Even if the subject in question is about trying to convince N not to steal the Light Stone.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheGadfly: See BunnyEarsLawyer and CueCardPause above.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: Not to an extreme, but he's considerably odder than his daughter, who seems exasperated by some of his behavior.

!!'''Meloetta'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MegumiNakajima
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MegumiNakajima (speaking voice), Bella Hudson (as Erica Schroeder, singing voice)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Meloetta_Pokemon_Anime_7339.jpg]]

A legendary Pokémon whose singing voice is said to have a mysterious power, making its debut in the last three episodes of ''Best Wishes'' and playing a major role in ''Best Wishes 2''. It is currently being chased and tracked by Team Rocket, who plan to use the power of its voice for some nefarious purpose. Is an unofficial traveling companion of Ash's during ''Best Wishes Season 2''.

In [=BW096=], [[spoiler:it is revealed that Team Rocket originally kidnapped it from its home village sometime prior, after which it escaped and met Ash. It is briefly reunited with a Ridley, a resident of the village, before being kidnapped by Team Rocket to execute their "Operation Tempest". After Team Rocket's scheme is foiled in the next episode, it gives the group a heartfelt farewell and returns home with Ridley.]]
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* ActionGirl: Especially in Pirouette Forme. [[spoiler:It ends up as a BadassInDistress though.]]
* ActorAllusion: Megumi Nakajima playing [[{{Vocaloid}} a green-haired girl with a talent for singing...]]
* AmbiguousGender: Although it's meant to be genderless in the games, it has always had a ''very'' feminine appearance; plus it appears to have a crush on Ash, and the very male Oshawott and Piplup have both developed crushes on it, so it's likely meant to be female in the anime.
* BadassInDistress
* BareFistedMonk: Knows Close Combat, which it uses in Pirouette Forme.
* [[spoiler:CrucifiedHeroShot]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In Pirouette Forme, it's hair and eyes are both red.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Inverted varient of it -- Ash was the one who took care of Meloetta, and as a result it appears to have developed a crush on him, though in the end it's implied [[LovingAShadow this is also because he reminded her of Ridley.]]
* GenkiGirl: After opening up more.
* GuestStarPartyMember[=/=]RecurringCharacter: After its first episode, it follows Ash and friends around [[spoiler:until someone from its village comes by to guide it home again]].
* InnocentBlueEyes: In Aria Forme.
* {{Invisibility}}
* [[spoiler:MacGuffinGirl: Its song is required by Team Rocket to fulfill their latest scheme -- "Operation Tempest".]]
* MagicMusic: Its song and voice has the power to soothe the souls and minds of Pokémon listening in. [[spoiler:It is also the key to unlocking the Abyssal Ruins and the Reveal Glass, which can be used to control the Kami Trio.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Starts off this way before opening up.
* TransformationSequence: From its Aria Forme into Pirouette Forme, whenever it uses Relic Song.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Hyper Voice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's light green normally, and orangeish-red in its Pirouette Forme.

!!'''N'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' YuuichiNakamura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Nicholas [=DiMichele=]

The Leader of Team Plasma in the ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' games. He debuts in the first episode of ''Best Wishes Season 2: Episode N'', featured as a major character. First meeting Ash and his friends in [=BW110=], N joins them on their journey later on. In [=BW118=], he reveals to his new friends his past as a former Team Plasma member, including his encounter with Reshiram.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: He's never evil (no, not even in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''), but the anime's version of N is nonetheless the ''nicest'' and most moral version of the character seen in any canonical media.
* AntiHero: This version of N is, when we first meet him, a ''former'' Team Plasma member and disillusioned by their actions. However, at this time he's still strongly-spoken about his opposition to Pokémon trainers and battles. He also opted to snatch the Light Stone from Cedric Juniper in order to try and keep it out of Team Plasma's hands.
* BadassPacifist: He never enters battle, yet proves his {{Badass}} credentials early on.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Left Team Plasma two years prior after Reshiram flipped out and destroyed the castle from where it was first summoned.
* TheEmpath
* {{Foil}}: To Ash, by all indicators. He's even hinted, in their first appearance, to be the Hero of Truth in parallel to Ash being the Hero of Ideals.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Twice, involving the same friend (Ash) and the same idol (the Light Stone). In [=BW120=], when the floor of the White Ruins has collapsed below them, N has a grip on the ledge with his right hand but the Light Stone in the other, while Ash and Pikachu are about to fall; he only hesitates a moment before dropping the contained with the Stone inside to grab Ash's hand (they both fall afterwards though, and the Light Stone is nearby when they come to). Then in [=BW121=], Pikachu falls under the control of Colress' controlling-machine again and this time Ash's [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight attempt to get through to him]] [[SubvertedTrope fails]], the machine being too powerful now for willpower alone; N surrenders the Light Stone to Team Plasma in exchange for Colress freeing Pikachu from the machine.
* FeelsNoPain: See MadeOfIron, below.
* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend To All Pokémon]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels with the group from [=BW114=]-[=BW118=].
* MadeOfIron: See TakingTheBullet, below.
** Not so much anymore as of [=BW114=], where he recieves several injuries over the course of the episode while trying to rescue a Pokémon from Team Plasma. However, he never seems to notice them until somebody points it out.
** Completely subverted when he's hit by Dragonite's Flamethrower and Haxorus's Hyper Beam in [=BW117=], while trying to talk them both down from their BrainwashedAndCrazy states. This would've gotten him killed had Anthea and Concordia not appeared and taken him to get healed.
* MotorMouth: When N gets worked up about something important to him, he starts to monologue at a breathless pace. Still, it's not as frequent (or his voice as incomprehensibly fast-paced) as in the games.
* NiceGuy: While he obviously likes Pokémon best, this incarnation of N is reasonably good with people and remains polite and friendly towards Ash and co. at all times. Even in spite of his discomfort at learning Ash's dream to be a Pokémon Master, he states he doesn't hate Ash for the worlds they seek being different.
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler: [[PalsWithJesus Pals With Reshiram]]]]: By the end of the Plasma arc.
* SixthRanger: Literally for ''Episode N'', if you're count Pikachu and Axew as well as the human protagonists.
* [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speaks Fluent Pokémon]]: He communicates with them in their unique language, and even considers it superior to the human language. He's actually baffled by Team Rocket's Meowth for this very reason.
* TakingTheBullet: In [=BW110=], he takes a Shadow Ball meant for Axew and Snivy directly InTheBack. It doesn't ''seem'' to do much damage, but it's the thought that counts.
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: We are never told of what was Reshiram's response to N's words at the end of the Team Plasma arc, mainly because Ash would rather learn from Reshiram the next time they meet]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!'''Anthea (Verbena)''' and '''Concordia (Helena)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' SakiFujita (Anthea) & MihoArakawa (Concordia)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lianne Marie Dobbs (Anthea) & Haven Paschall (Concordia)

N's foster sisters, these young women are also his closest human companions and were similarly associated with Team Plasma, having been taken it by Ghetsis as children. They first appeared in the ''Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N'' opening and ending animations, debuting proper in [=BW117=].
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* AdaptationNameChange[=/=]NamedByTheAdaptation: It's been revealed that, instead of being called "Goddess of Love" and "Goddess of Peace" (as in the games), the Japanese version of the anime is giving them actual names. Besides avoiding the obvious silliness of addressing them by their long-winded "titles", this was likely done ''also'' so that lip-flaps wouldn't cause problems in various dubs.
* AWizardDidIt: Actually ''subverted'' by their teleportation ability, but it's AllThereInTheManual - specifically, the mist is created by Gothitelle's illusory powers, while Gardevoir's ability to warp between space is used to enable them to travel long distances (and into other spatial dimensions, as seen in [=BW118=]). In tandem, this enables them a degree of strategy (such as getting Team Rocket lost in the woods when they try to follow), but it doesn't defend the girls' Pokémon from Colress' machine one he's pinpointed them.
* BigDamnHeroes: Show up in time to take the grieviously injured N to safety and heal his injuries.
** [[spoiler:They try to do similar in [=BW122=] when Reshiram is summoned, but their Pokémon are quickly controlled by Colress' machine.]]
* CompositeCharacter: They keep their core personality traits from the games (what they have, anyway), but have inherited some of N's inherent distrust of humanity.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Sisters]]: To N, bigtime.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Both of them.
* TheEmpath: Like their foster brother, they have the ability to hear the voices of Pokémon.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Concordia has demonstrated this trait.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Both Gardevoir and Gothitelle know Protect.
* [[MasterOfIllusion Masters of Illusion]]: Both their Gardevoir and Gothitelle do this to protect themselves and the Pokémon they aid.
* MeaningfulName: Along with their dub names, their new Japanese names are quite apt:
** Anthea's name in the Japanese version, "Verbena", comes from the flower genus of the same name; in the language of flowers, it symbolises "tender love". In the games, Anthea's name is "Goddess of '''Love'''".
** Condordia's name in the Japanese version, "Helena", refers to a species of olive; in the language of flowers, it symbolises "peace and wisdom". In the games, Concordia's name is "Goddess of '''Peace'''".
* TheMedic: Both are skilled in treating Pokémon, albeit without any powers - they simply tend to them and help their recovery. They even have a secret refuge in the woods where they protect injured Pokémon.
* PsychicPowers: Anthea owns a Gothitelle, and Concordia owns a Gardevoir.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Expressed somewhat in the way they speak. Anthea speaks much more formally and calmly than Concordia, who is much more direct.

!!'''Porter (Parker)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Masayuki Kato
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Francis Kelly

A group of men who work on the cruise line throughout the Decolore Archipelago.
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* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Like all Jennies, Joys, and Don Georges. The changes are noted on their color of their collars and lining of their shoes.
* MrExposition: They are usually nearby to give information on the island that the gang is visiting that episode. Justified in that it is likely part of their job in the first place.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Team Plasma]]

'''Tropes that apply to multiple members:'''

* AdaptedOut: The Shadow Triad. A SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for them was to appear in the skipped two-parter that introduced Team Plasma, though. The Sages also had their distinct, individualistic appearances and personalities removed.
* ArcVillain: Thanks to the 2011 Japanese disasters causing their planned debut to be skipped, the organization has only been featured as the villains of the ''Episode N'' arc.
* CastingAShadow: Multiple members have Liepard, and at least one is shown commanding a Bisharp.
* CatsAreMean: As indicated above, Liepard seems to be the {{Mon}} of choice for most Plasma grunts, with even Aldith having one. At least three or four Zangoose have been separately shown under their command as well, including Weiss'.
* CoolMask
* DarkIsEvil: Their uniforms.
* DemotedToExtra: The Seven Sages (sans Ghetsis) were reduced to appearing only in a flashback, and [[AdaptedOut even had their distinctive features from the games completely altered]]. Most likely done to avoid worrying about their distinct personalities and giving them roles in the story.
* ExtraOreDinary: Multiple Magnemite (along with Barret's Magnezone), and a Bisharp.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedKarma: At the end of ''Episode N'', Looker successfully arrests Ghetsis and Colress, as well as Aldith, Barret and all the Grunts at the White Ruins. No word on whether any agents are actually active anymore under Team Plasma's banner, although the [=TRio=] at least seem to believe the organization is now defunct.]]
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Multiple Golbat and at least one Muk. Not to mention Schwarz's Seviper.
* ShockAndAwe: Multiple Magnemite.
* ShoutOut: All the Pokémon they use are from families which Team Plasma uses in the ''games''.

!!'''Ghetsis (G-Cis)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Masaki Aizawa
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers

The shadowy leader of Team Plasma, foster father to N, Anthea and Concordia. In [=BW112=], Ghetsis is initially seen projecting his image in a hologram, through which he communicates with Colress. He subsequently appears in person for the first time in [=BW117=].
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* ArchnemesisDad: [=BW118=] reveals that: a) he is N, Anthea and Concordia's stepfather, like in the games; and b) they all oppose his goals and actions.
* BadassLongrobe
* BigBad: Of the ''Episode N'' arc.
** BigBadEnsemble: With Giovanni for the whole "''Best Wishes''" series, though he only comes in after Giovanni has been defeated.
* BlackCloak
* CompositeCharacter: The cool, collected personality of his original B&W persona is combined with the clothing and more open goals of his later, [=B2W2=] counterpart.
* DarkIsEvil: He wears his black outfit from [=B2W2=].
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: [[spoiler: Two grunts had to stop him from pissing off Reshiram any further after it was freed from the device. Ghetsis still insisted on informing the dragon he can still order it around]].
* JapaneseHonorifics: In the Japanese, he refers to Colress/Achroma as "Achroma-''kun''". He is in turn called "Ghetsis-''sama''", as a sign of his superiority.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Colress. In his first episode, he contacts him briefly through a hologram at Colress's current base of operations. Ash's group initially mistakes Colress for Ghetsis on their first meeting (having briefly heard the latter's name from Aldith) before being corrected.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Ghetsis hides away in secret while his agents do his dirty work across Unova. [=BW117=] even shows him ''literally'' sitting on a throne-like chair (the coloring of the room strangely resembles the Relic Castle from the postponed two-parter). He finally takes the scene in the three-part finale.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Both his visible left eye and the red visor covering his right eye, or possible lack of one.
* [[spoiler: TooDumbToLive]]: [[spoiler: Insisting on giving orders to a ''severely'' pissed off Reshiram after it broke free of Colress's machine]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Starts losing it once [[spoiler: the control device is destroyed and Reshiram freeing itself]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!'''Colress (Achroma)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HirokiTochi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Eli James

Team Plasma's chief scientist, who experiments with technology in order to control Pokémon and strengthen the organisation's plans; his own desires and priorities, however, appear to differ somewhat from those of his colleagues.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While his goals and allegiance are unchanged, anime-Colress is more psychotic and openly antagonistic than his game counterpart (who only revealed his allegiance to Team Plasma at the end, and was technically more neutral towards the player). [[spoiler:He also reformed in the game, whereas in the anime he's arrested along with Ghetsis and the on-scene grunts., though he ''is'' considering changing his approach towards Pokémon...somewhat.]]
* AffablyEvil: He addresses the heroes with laid-back cordiality, and speaks to them pleasantly (in contrast to Aldith and the other grunts' professionalism).
* BadassLabcoat[=/=]BadassInANiceSuit: Both of these, as in the games.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CombatPragmatist: Once his machine is advanced enough, he can simply use it to take control of any opposing Pokémon and turn them against his enemies (with alarming swiftness, too). He doesn't ''need'' any Pokémon of his own.[[spoiler:..until it backfires when Pikachu ''fights back'', again, and together with Reshiram destroys the machine, leaving him powerless.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Yellow eyes that match the tone of his bright-yellow hair.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: After the initial encounter, he tweaked his EM-wave machine so it would not be blocked by the cubes Looker used, strengthened it so Pikachu couldn't will himself out, and generally made sure the device was either attended to by Plasma or kept safely away. As for calling out Pokémon to aid in a battle, he is very likely to take the initiative and control them before anything can be done for both [[CombatPragmatist pragmatic]] and [[ForScience scientific]] reasons.
* TheDragon[=/=]EvilGenius: To Ghetsis.
** DragonInChief[=/=]TheHeavy: Colress is actually much more active and responsible for the evil done in ''Episode N'' than his boss.
* ForScience: His motive for being in Team Plasma at all. His response whenever one of the heroes called out their mons was essentially "Yay! More test subjects!"
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* LargeHam: If his hand gestures, smirks, and talking about his experiments with delight are anything to go by...
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard: In [=BW119=], he convinces Meowth to let him try out his machine on him to increase his strength, all in the purposes of testing its increasing power. Even though Meowth had trained his mind to resist its mind-controlling powers, he fell under Colress' control and had to be snapped out of it by Jessie and James - leaving them with nothing (they'd hoped to convince him to join them), and him with the satisfaction of knowing that his machine is getting more powerful. (Though Jessie and James do manage to plant a tracking device on Colress' machine which they make use of in the following episode.)
* PsychoticSmirk: Whenever good fortune or results occur during his experiments, such as Iris calling out Dragonite and his response is glee at having a new subject.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[LargeHam Red]] to Aldith's [[TheComicallySerious Blue]] - while it's not hyperactive, he shows ''delight'' at seeing Pikachu's willpower overwhelm his own technology. Aldith needs to remind him that this is a setback to Team Plasma's plans.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler: Starts freaking out once Pikachu repeatedly keeps resisting his device and helps Reshiram do the same. And it just snowballs from there]].
* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: In [=BW122=], when his mind-control machine is destroyed. He gets over it in his last scene, though.]]
* [[spoiler:WeCanRuleTogether: Team Rocket offers him a chance to quit Team Plasma and join them instead. He declines, since he really wants to meet and control Reshiram.]]

!'''Grunts'''

!!'''Aldith (Angie)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkenoWatanabe
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lori Gardner

A female Team Plasma member, first appearing in [=BW112=]. Holding rank and file over her fellow grunts, she answers directly to Colress and appears to be his own subordinate specifically - as well as being a leash on his more excitable personality.
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* AscendedExtra: The ''Episode N'' opening depicts her, in one shot, as the only coloured Team Plasma grunt, making her stand out above the rest. True to that, she so far appears to have a more distinct role than the others.
* CanonForeigner: Her design already existed in "Black 2 & White 2", but only as that of the generic female grunts. Aldith appears to have her own distinct personality and rank within Team Plasma, similar to the Team Rocket trio.
* CastingAShadow: Liepard.
* CatsAreMean: She owns a Liepard.
* TheComicallySerious: Frequently, especially when around Colress.
** HypercompetentSidekick /OnlySaneMan: Whenever she has to remind him not to get to into the data of his experiments over the mission and gets annoyed when he is happy about the results in spite of failure.
* EvilRedhead
* IcyBlueEyes
* MookLieutenant: Though she wears the same uniform as the rest, she's also the only female Plasma grunt seen and the others seem to defer to her, even Barret.
* NamesTheSame: Her Japanese name is the same as the English dub name of a "Diamond and Pearl" supporting character.
* NumberTwo: She's rarely seen away from Colress and seems to be his direct subordinate.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[BlueOni Blue]] to Colress' [[RedOni Red]], being more straight-laced and serious and scolding him when he gets too excited (specifically, when he was pleased at Pikachu's willpower breaking his control over it, as they had no time to study it and needed to focus on perfecting the machine).
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female Team Plasma agent seen in the anime - but as stated, she holds rank over the other Grunts, so it all events out.

!!'''Barret (Brad)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kensuke Sato
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Darren Dunstan

A male Team Plasma member, first appearing in [=BW118=]. Like Aldith, he seems higher-ranked than his colleagues (though not on her level), as he is first seen leading a mission to apprehend N for Ghetsis.
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* AscendedExtra: Depicted in the ''Episode N'' opening (on the Plasma helicopter with Aldith and her Liepard), he's given a distinct role and persona in the series proper.
* CanonForeigner: His design already existed in "Black 2 & White 2", but only as that of the generic male grunts. Barret appears to have his own distinct personality and rank within Team Plasma, similar to the Team Rocket trio.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Magnezone's Gyro Ball.
* EvilRedhead
* ExtraOreDinary: Magnezone's secondary type.
* IcyBlueEyes
* JapaneseHonorifics: In the original Japanese, he refers to Aldith as "Angie-''sama''", indicating that he defers to her despite otherwise ranking above the other grunts.
* KingMook: His Magnezone is more powerful than either the Liepard or Muk his underlings in [=BW118=] use - it takes on Pignite and Oshawott, defeats the former (which has a type-advantage), and finally needs to be taken down by Pikachu himself.
* LargeHam: In contrast to Alidth's usual composure.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Magnezone's Supersonic.
* MookLieutenant: Of a lesser rank than Aldith.
* NamesTheSame: His Japanese name matches that of a "Character Of The Day", from way back in Johto (a Brad Pitt {{Expy}}).
* ShockAndAwe: Magnezone's primary type.

!!'''Schwarz (Nero)''' and '''Weiss (Bianco)'''
-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yukito Sōma (Schwarz) & Naoki Koshida (Weiss)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Ryan Stadler (Schwarz) & Benjamin Becker (Weiss)

A pair of partnered Team Plasma grunts, appearing in [=BW114=]. Having kidnapped a Braviary, they thus attempt to apprehend N when he attempts to rescue it. In battle, Schwarz uses a Seviper and Weiss uses a Zangoose.
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Weiss.
* CastingAShadow: Seviper's Bite.
* CatsAreMean: Zangoose, being based off the cat-like mongoose.
* DualBoss: Ash's Pikachu and Iris' Excadrill faced down Zangoose and Seviper, respectively.
* ExtraOreDinary: Zangoose's Iron Tail.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Seviper's Screech.
* MeaningfulName: Schwarz and Weiss mean, respectively, "black" and "white" in German while their Japanese names have the Italian names for the colors. Their Mons also sort of match them based on color (Schwarz has the dark Seviper, Weiss the mostly-white Zangoose).
* [[ManBitesMan Mon Bites Mon]]: Seviper's Bite.
* NominalImportance: Having their names revealed gives them a competence level most grunts don't have, making them fairly capable adversaries - additionally, having trained two Pokémon who are normally mortal enemies into being capable battle-partners (Zangoose and Seviper) indicates some level of distinctive personality.
* OddFriendship: These are the first Seviper and Zangoose seen in the anime to fight together, let alone so ''well''.
* [[OneShotCharacter One Shot Characters]]
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Seviper.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Both Zangoose and Seviper.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Seviper.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Unova Gym Leaders]]

!!'''Chili (Pod)''' and '''Cress (Corn)'''

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[[caption-width-right:350:Chili]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Cress]]

Cilan's brothers, the respective Fire and Water specialists of Striaton City Gym.

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasakazuMorita (Pod), MakotoIshii (Corn)
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LucienDodge (Chili), Tom Wayland (Cress)
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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Their English names (and Cilan's) all begin with a "C."
* {{Badass}}: From his introduction, Cress has never had any of his defeats in battle mentioned or shown in contrast to his brothers [[spoiler:(until [=BW140=], which shows in a flashback his defeat by Ice-trainer Drago)]], and is implied to have been the strongest of the triplets as far as battlers go. He even beat Pikachu without taking a single hit in return, though to be fair he had a rather solid strategy in place for Electric-type opponents, and Ash being overconfident about his type-advantage partially contributed to his defeat.
* BigEater: Chili, whose solution for resolving stress is to stuff his face. His Pansear also has the ability "Gluttony".
* BirdsOfAFeather: Non-romantic, but Cilan determines that Chili and Pansear are perfect partners due to the many traits they share.
* BowtiesAreCool
* TheBusCameBack: Chili in [=BW058=].
* CantCatchUp: This is acknowledged in [=BW058=], when Chili is revealed to be suffering an inferiority complex, percieving himself as the weakest of the brothers due to having suffered a losing streak, expecially when Pansage circumvents his type disadvantage against Pansear with more balanced attacks. The gang helps him out by training Pansear to learn Solarbeam.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* DoppelgangerSpin: Cress' Panpour's Double Team.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Cress, to a degree - also see ThirdPersonPerson below. Ironically, in the English dub he has the ''deepest'' voice of all the triplets.
* EdibleThemeNaming
* ElementalHair
* ElementalPowers:
** Single type Pokémon
*** MakingASplash: Cress' Panpour.
*** PlayingWithFire: Chili's Pansear.
** Pokémon who know moves of a different type
*** DishingOutDirt: Pansear's Dig and Panpour's Mud Sport.
*** GreenThumb: Pansear's Solarbeam.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* EyesAlwaysShut: Cress' Panpour.
* FieryRedhead: Chili
* FreudianTrio: With all three brothers.
** TheKirk: Cilan
** TheMcCoy: Chili
** TheSpock: Cress
* FrickinLaserBeams: Pansear's Solarbeam (taught to it by [[HeterosexualLifePartners Pansage]]).
* HotBlooded: Chili to the extreme. Shared by his Pansear.
* LargeHam: Chili, at times. Ironically, his brother Cilan can sometimes be even hammier.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Cress' advice to Chili about his battle style, while necessary to help him improve, probably could have been delivered a little more delicately, something Cress guiltily admits to. Thankfully, Cilan manages to deliver the advice better and rectify the situation.
* RedOniBlueOni: Chili and Cress respectively.
** Meanwhile, Cilan himself is blue to Chili, but red to Cress.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Young Men]]
* SiblingTeam: Along with Cilan (until he elects to travel awhile), the three of them share their duties at the Gym (which also doubles as a restaurant), allowing the challenger to select his or her opponent in a one-on-one Gym Battle.
* TheStoic: Cress.
* TakeAThirdOption: Ash requests the opportunity to battle all three Gym Leaders. Cress suggests a series of 3 one-on-one matches to determine whether Ash earns a badge (he beats Chili, loses to Cress, and then beats Cilan).
* ThirdPersonPerson: Cress in the original Japanese version - culturally and grammatically, doing so is regarded as a mannerism of femininity.
* TheWorfEffect: Of the triplets, Chili appears to lose the most battles - he was beaten by Trip using a ''[[ElementalRockPaperScissors disadvantaged Servine]]'', for goodness sake, not to mention being (incidentally) the only person on record to have been defeated by Burgundy. Deconstructed when he develops an inferiority complex and runs away from the Gym, and it got even worse when Cilan and Pansage defeat his Pansear in [=BW058=]. However, it's subverted at the end of the episode when he finally defeats Ash's Oshawott.
** Inverted with Cress, who hasn't lost a single battle. [[spoiler:Then played straight when he loses to Drago, who beat him using an OHKO attack despite his type advantage.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Cress.

!!'''Lenora (Aloe)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' AtsukoTanaka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Norma Nongauza
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* AdventurerArchaeologist: Implied to be one.
* BareFistedMonk: Watchog's Low Kick.
* BarrierWarrior: Herdier's Protect.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up just in time to resolve the conflict in [=BW014=]
* ConfusionFu: One of the reasons she's so difficult to fight in the anime is because her favorite strategy is to disorient trainers by destroying their strategies with a [[SwitchOutMove Roar]] and [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Mean Look]] combo.
* HappilyMarried
* MeaningfulName: Le'''nora''', as in '''norma'''l types.
* NonElemental: She specializes in Normal types
* ShockAndAwe: Watchog's Thunderbolt.
* SoulPower: Watchog's Confuse Ray, and Lillipup and Herdier's Shadow Ball.
* StealthMentor: She takes this approach when battling Ash, treating her battle with him like a test he needs to pass.
* TokenMinority: The only "black" Gym Leader, and fits the mammy stereotype pretty well - much of her artwork even features a matronly apron.
** The apron is ''meant'' to (at least in part) represent her occupation as an archaeologist - it has pockets for tools and everything. Unfortunately, PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad required it to be retconned out; when originally aired in Japan, the Nacrene City episodes featured Lenora's original design. These episodes were re-animated so that she no longer wore an apron, and this revised version ended up being the one that was used for the English dub. By [=BW036=], Lenora's revised design took effect on the original Japanese version as well.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Just like in the games, Lenora is a ''very'' difficult fight for Ash. She {{curbstomp|battle}}s him without breaking a sweat, it takes an episode-long TrainingMontage just to get up to her level, and even then she's a tough battle.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Dark-Green Hair]]

!!'''Burgh (Arti)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ToruFuruya
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Billy Bob Thompson
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* AllWebbedUp: Leavanny's String Shot.
* AmbiguouslyGay
* BadassCape: As part of his DynamicEntry.
* BarrierWarrior: Leavanny and Dwebble's Protect.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: He specialises in Bug types
* BigOlEyebrows
* DishingOutDirt: Dwebble's secondary type (Rock).
* EarlyBirdCameo: In [=BW018=], similar to his in-game first appearance.
* ExtraOreDinary: Whirlipede's Iron Defense.
* GreenThumb: Leavanny's secondary type.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Leavanny's Hyper Beam.
* GreenEyes
* MeaningfulName: His English name sounds like bug.
* NiceGuy
* PerformanceArtist
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Whirlipede's secondary type.
* RealMenWearPink: His signature Pokémon, Leavanny, is from a species reknowned for its sewing ability. Burgh himself is a talented artist.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He does his best to both stop and help the Venipede in [=BW022=], and manages to convince the mayor to give him a chance, while even talking Trip into assisting.
* ScarfOfAsskicking

!!'''Elesa (Kamitsure)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YumikoKobayashi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Eileen Stevens
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* {{Adorkable}}: Her enthusiasm at being a Gym Leader as well as being a referee for a battle brings this out in her.
* AscendedMeme: In the games her Emolga tripped up players thinking Ground and Grass Types could beat her entire team. Ash's Palpitoad and Snivy similarly went down.
* BareFistedMonk: Zebtrika's Double Kick.
* BareYourMidriff
* CoolHorse: Zebstrika.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Has a gym full of (only) female fans that blush at the sight of her, cosplay as her, and constantly scream her name.
* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Her Emolga is a ''flying'' squirrel.
* TheFashionista
* FragileSpeedster - Emolga (not based in raw power, but tricky and tough).
** Her Tynamo also counts; Pikachu only had to land one hit (Using Iron Tail, a move that actually had a type disadvantage) to take it down (Easier said then done, of course).
* GenkiGirl: Especially during battles. She's also in full Genki mode when she referees the match between Ash and Bianca's Father, shouting every now and then.
* GlassCannon - Tynamo (can be defeated with a well-powered offense, but one must first survive its raw power and speed).
* LargeHam: Overlaps with Genki Girl.
* LetsGetDangerous: Once she sees how powerful [[{{Badass}} Pikachu]] is (taking out her Emolga with a single Quick Attack), the gloves come off.
* LightningBruiser - Zebstrika (a test to see whether her opponent can last in the battle).
* MeaningfulName: '''Ele'''sa as in '''ele'''ctricity.
* NiceGirl: Extremely eccentric, but she's all around a sweet and caring young woman who tries to cheer up Bianca after her loss and loves her Pokémon and fans.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Tynamo.
* PlayingWithFire: Zebstrika's Flame Charge.
* ShockAndAwe: She specialises in Electric types
* TalkingToHerself: Shares Iris's VA in the dub.
* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: After Ash beats her, Elesa admits that she'd gotten so caught up in showing off and dazzling with her Pokémon that she forgot about the importance of trainer and Pokémon being in sync with each other's feelings.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Emolga's secondary type.

!!'''Clay (Yacon)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Tsuguo Mogami
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/SeanSchemmel
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* BareFistedMonk: Palpitoad and Excadrill's [[BrickBreak Rock Smash]].
* BerserkButton: Goes into a rage when Ash has Snivy use Attract, securing an easy win against Palpitoad. See CynicalMentor for details.
* BrownEyes
* CastingAShadow: Krokorok's secondary type.
* CynicalMentor: Towards Ash - among other things, he didn't take the usual route of criticising Ash's usage of a type-disadvantaged Pokémon, and was ultimately impressed when Boldore defeated his Excadrill. Also see SelfMadeMan.
* DishingOutDirt : He specialises in Ground types:
* ExtraOreDinary: Excadrill's secondary type.
* FrogsAndToads: Palpitoad
* HornAttack: Excadrill's Horn Drill.
* IconicItem: His treasured pickaxe.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He brushes off Ash's challenge the first time, and the second time he criticises Ash for not knowing about Revival Herbs. Yet despite his doubts about Ash's worth, he keeps his word to battle him, acts as a CynicalMentor with good intentions, and encourages him in the end to keep climbing upwards to reach his dream.
* LetsGetDangerous: To really test Ash's resolve, he sends out his strongest Pokémon, Excadrill, in the final stage of the match.
* MakingASplash: Palpitoad's primary type.
* [[ManBitesMan Mon Bites Mon]]: Krokorok's Bite.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Krokorok.
* NiceHat
* NotNowKiddo: He appears briefly in [=BW057=] and [=BW059=], twice refusing to battle Ash due to varying circumstances (first time it's work; the second, he doesn't have Revival Herbs, which [[FridgeBrilliance would guarantee the Pokémon working at his mines stay healthy]]). He ''finally'' accepts Ash's challenge in [=BW061=].
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: Palpitoad's Sludge Bomb.
* OneHitKO: Excadrill's Horn Drill. Less than useful against Roggenrola's "Sturdy" ability, however.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He really did need those Revival Herbs, and so when Ash brought them from Milos Island he kept his word that he'd battle him. This is despite seeming grouchy and not believing Ash would be worth battling.
* SelfMadeMan: Clay reflects that when he was a child, he worked really hard to get where he is, but most contemporary youngsters expect to attain everything with shortcuts and cheap tricks. This is precisely why he considers Ash's Snivy using Attract to be unfair rather than strategic.
* ThisIsADrill: Excadrill

!!'''Skyla (Fuuro)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KanaUeda
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Sarah Natochenny
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* AcePilot
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kung Fu Girl]]: While not an outright {{Jerkass}}, she's ''very'' arrogant about the accuracy of her Air Battles, [[TookALevelInJerkass getting]] [[SmugSuper nasty]] if someone challenges her convictions. Even when Cilan gives her a hard time in battle, she declares she "was bored" and predicted everything (though she hadn't exactly).
* BareYourMidriff
* BlowYouAway: Swoobat's Air Cutter & Gust, Unfezant's Air Slash and Swanna's Hurricane.
* BubbleGun: Swanna's Bubble Beam.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After Ash defeats her, she humbly admits she was wrong and vows to be a proper Gym Leader from then on. Tranquill's evolution in particular helped her realise that her belief in predictable outcomes is skewed.
* EarlyBirdCameo: A rather unusual one, in that she made her first anime appearance in the English opening of Season 15, the weekend before her first episode even aired in Japan.
* FieryRedhead: She's more passionate than quick-tempered.
* GenderFlip: Her Unfezant is male in the anime, contrary to the female version in other continuities - noteworthy because of the gender dimorphism that already exists between female and male Unfezant.
** This may be justified as Ash has a female Unfezant.
* GenkiGirl: She's very energetic. Just watch her entrance to Ash's battle with her! And the more the battle goes on, the more excited she gets!
* HairDecorations: A propeller-like one which forms a bun on the side of her head.
* HealingFactor: Swanna's Aqua Ring.
** It allows Swanna to take Pikachu's electric attack so it seems to have been upgraded A LOT compared to the games.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [=BW068=] shows that she's not a bad person, but needed to realize that what was best for her wasn't necessarily best for everyone else. Even before then she was mostly a NiceGirl, being consistently polite and expressing delight at getting to battle another Gym Leader.
* MakingASplash: Swanna's primary type.
* NonElemental: Unfezant's primary type.
* PsychicPowers: Swoobat's primary type.
* [[SmugSuper Smug Gym Leader]]: Though she's less flat-out boastful than utterly self-assured.
* TalkingToHerself: Shares the same actress as Ash in the dub.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: She specializes in Flying types.

!!'''Brycen (Hachiku)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NobuoTobita
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Benjamin Becker
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* ActionHero: In his movies, but also in "Real Life".
* AnIcePerson: He specializes in Ice-types.
* BadassNormal: Shown by his training regiment with Beartic in [=BW078=].
* BareFistedMonk: Not only was he an ActionHero in movies, he's an accomplished martial artist -- the man can ''shatter boulders with his bare fist'', for Heaven's sake!
* BearsAreBadNews: Beartic, his strongest Pokémon, though only in the Gym battle.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DynamicEntry: See EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He and Beartic leap down from a higher altitude, destroying a pair of boulders endangering Ash and his friends, and land in perfect martial arts poses. Then he simply expresses relief that nobody is hurt, showing his sense of humility.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Cryogonal's Rapid Spin.
* ExtraOreDinary: Vanillish's Mirror Shot.
* HumbleHero
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Cryogonal's Reflect.
* MakingASplash: Beartic's Brine.
* MaskOfPower
* NoodleIncident: The accident on the set of his fourth movie, which convinced him to quit making movies and go back to training with his Beartic.
* PsychicPowers: Crygonal's Reflect.
* SoulPower: Vanillish's Astonish.
* WarriorMonk: Dresses the part, and he's also a genuinely tough guy.
* WorthyOpponent: For Krokorok, who was psyched to battle his team.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Roxie (Homika)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/EriKitamura
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Alyson Rosenfeld
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* AdaptationalBadass: She's only the second Gym Leader in the games, whereas in the anime Ash earned his ''final'' badge from her (though this is mainly because she was introduced after the other Gym Leaders). In addition, she allows Ash to use six Pokémon against three of hers, and she justifies her confidence by defeating five of his team during the battle.
* BadassAdorable: Apparently, she puts herself on a 6-on-3 disadvantage ''regularly''...Yikes! Plus, she's pretty cute
** Even before Ash is headed towards the Gym for his match, a lot of Pokémon were being admitted to the Center in Virbank City ''specifically'' because she was kicking their asses. Notably, the scene is similar to something we saw way back on the first season, before Ash went to face Lt. Surge in the Vermilion City Gym[[note]]if you remember well, the anime version of Surge was pretty ruthless, with a tough Raichu and all[[/note]].
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Scolipede.
* CombatPragmatist: She utilizes attacks with a good chance of poisoning the opposition, making up for her lesser numbers in the battle. In fact, a lot of the poisoning attacks are aimed at the face to assure poisoning with the added bonus of throwing them off.
* DishingOutDirt: Scolipede's Rock Tomb.
* EarlyBirdCameo: She made her anime debut in a two-part special which aired in Japan the week ''prior'' to the release of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (her first game appearance).
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Koffing's Gyro Ball.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Garbodor's Hyper Beam.
* HairDecorations: Has a fringe combed up in a topknot and kept in place by a double-bead hairband.
* HonorBeforeReason: She doesn't take advantage of Pignite's poisoning by Scolipede, giving it a Pecha Berry before sending out her strongest Pokémon, Garbodor. It just shows how she's both a good sport ''and'' a tough opponent.
** [[JustifiedTrope It's also because not only she is a Gym Leader, but an entertainer as well. She wanted to put on a good show for their audience, who were really into the battle]].
* LeadBassist: In addition to being Gym Leader, she's also the bassist/vocalist of Koffing and the Toxics.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Scolipede's Screech.
* PlayingWithFire: Koffing's Will-O-Wisp.
* PoisonousPerson: She's a Poison-type trainer.
* TheRockstar
* TheSouthpaw: She plays the bass with her left hand, and even gestures with the pick between her fingers.
* TalkingToHerself: It's a bit awkward in the English dub if you know that the people losing to Roxie and the Nurse Joy who is helping their Pokémon recover are voiced by the very same person.
* YouthfulFreckles: Though they're only visible close-up.

!!'''Marlon (Shizui)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YujiUeda
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' TedLewis (as Ed Paul)
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* AnimeHair
* CastingGag: Both his Japanese and English voice actors have played a Gym Leader before...ironically, both of them specialized in a type weak against Water.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue eyes and blue hair, natch.
* ElementalPowers: He specializes in [[ Water types]].
* GreenThumb: Mantine's Bullet Seed.
* MakingASplash: He specializes in Water types.
* OneShotCharacter: The first Gym Leader to suffer this fate since ''Chuck'' (way back in Johto!)
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Jellicent.
* PsychicPowers: Mantine's Psybeam.
* SurferDude: In the dub.
* TheUnfought: Well, for Ash who already has 8 badges. He was Cameron's opponent instead.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Mantine's secondary type.
* TheWorfEffect: Cameron defeats him without much difficulty, despite Marlon being a powerful Gym Leader. This is presumably to display just how powerful Cameron's team (especially Samurott) is.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Drayden (Shaga)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MasakiTerasoma
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' MikePollock
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* {{Badass}}: He handed Iris and Excadrill their first ever defeat, breaking their 99-battle winning streak. In their 2-on-2 rematch in [=BW101=], he wins again -- despite Excadrill tying with Haxorus, Druddigon was still standing despite Dragonite's best efforts.
* BadassBeard
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Sort of - while nobody was surprised that Iris battled Drayden again, everyone expected Ash to win his 8th Badge at Opelucid Gym rather than at Virbank Gym.
* BareFistedMonk: Haxorus' [[BrickBreak Rock Smash.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* EarlyBirdCameo: Made his first appearance in Iris' flashback during [=BW034=].
* ExtraOreDinary: Druddigon's Flash Cannon.
* {{Fauxshadowing}}: The final slot in Ash's Badge case is at one point seen to be shaped to hold the Legend Badge, the badge which Drayden gives out. But Opelucid Gym turns out to be closed on short notice, and Ash battles Roxie for his final Unova Badge instead. Then the 2nd Japanese opening featured Drayden, and he made a two-episode appearance.
** What's amusing about this is how Ash's Badge Cases (both Sinnoh and Unova) have slots shaped ''specifically'' for certain badges - despite the fact that in the anime, there are more than 8 Gyms and therefore no specific selection of badges to be earned for League participation.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: He trains Dragon-types.
* MesACrowd: Druddigon's Double Team.
* TokenMotivationalNemesis: Non-villainous variant -- his presence played an important role in defining who Iris and Excadrill became. He and Iris have a rematch at the Opelucid Gym, and he wins a 2nd time (although this time, Excadrill pulls a tie against the Haxorus which originally defeated it.
* TheUnfought: Ash has not fought him and has no reason to, because he obtained his 8th Badge from Roxie instead.
** "Unfought" to Ash; to Iris it's a completely different story.

!!'''Cheren'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TakuyaEguchi
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/ToddHaberkorn
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* {{Adorkable}}:His bashful attitude is meant to be sympathetic and endearing.
* AnimeHair: Maintains his ''ahoge'', as in other media.
* BadassTeacher
* CoolTeacher
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair, black eyes.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Which ''mostly'' makes up for his lack of a presence beyond the Gym Leader role in the anime.
* DemotedToExtra: Considering his noteworthy role in the games. Also, when Ash meets him, he's already in his Gym Leader position of ''Black 2/White 2'', rather than a friendly rival in the same capacity as Bianca - as such, when Ash and Cheren battle, it's just a friendly battle rather than a full-fledged Gym Badge battle as Ash had already gotten the Basic Badge (along with the other seven needed to enter the Unova League) from Lenora.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Throughout the episode, he's unsure of himself and his worth as a Gym Leader due to being new to the business. Yet his students absolutely ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming adore and look up to him''.]]
* HotTeacher
* NiceGuy
* NonElemental: Herdier.
* OneShotCharacter
* ShockAndAwe: Herdier's Thunder Fang.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Unova League]]

!!'''Alder (Adeku)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Scottie Ray
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* AndThenWhat: He tells Ash and his friends that once they fulfill all their dreams, they must then find meaning in life ''beyond'' them, too.
* AnimeHair: Spiked upwards with a large wolf's tail.
* BadassGrandpa: A bit old, yes. Don't underestimate him when he can kick your ass in a battle if he focuses.
* BrilliantButLazy: In his older age, he's less focused -- he falls asleep during his battle with Ash! Then comes the Junior World Cup where he shows ''why'' he is still the Champion by curbstomping Trip's Serperior with his Bouffalant.
* BrokenPedestal: In Trip's opinion but then Trip [[RebuiltPedestal changes his opinion back to his original one once he battles him]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: This guy is the Unova Champion in spite of absentmindedness, lechery, and wandering the region.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Stops a rampaging Gigalith with his bare hands.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's like ''Brock'' when it comes to the ladies (or at least with the Jennys, Joys and Cynthia).
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Expy}}: Of Jiraiya from {{Naruto}}. He's a wandering sage, and a bit of a lech, but truly fearsome in battle.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a deep understanding of Pokémon -- he helped the aforementioned Gigalith by removing the nail in its foot which had caused it pain, and then fed it minerals. This is also a CallBack to when Bruno of the Kanto Elite Four calmed a rampaging Onix by pulling out a Sandslash firmly lodged between its joints - Pokémon champions require the in-depth foresight, compassion and understanding of life (and living) that must be largely self-taught only with experience.
* GentleGiant
* TheHedonist: Alder's philosophy is that a person should enjoy life with their friends rather than focusing so much on accomplishments.
* ALoadOfBull: His Bouffalant.
* TheMentor: Tries with Trip, is more successful with Ash's group. He does manage to talk some sense into Trip the next time he gets to talk to him.
* MulticolouredHair: His hair similarly colour-coded in a style similar to [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Motou]] - red at the front and centre towards the scalp, with light-brown colouring along the outer spikes and towards the wolf-tail at the back.
* NoSell: Bouffalant's Sap Sipper ability, much to Trip's surprise.
* RunningGag: Not remembering either Ash or Trip's names -- he calls the former "Ashton" ('''Santaro''') and the latter "Tristan" ('''Shootaro''').

!!'''Caitlin (Catteleya)'''

-->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' MiyuMatsuki
-->'''Voiced in English by:''' Miriam Pultro
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* BadassAdorable: Despite being insecure about her skills, she still manages to hold up against Cynthia until the timer runs out. Keep in mind she was fighting Cynthia's Garchomp for ten whole minutes while most other trainers' mons outside of the Elite Four could barely handle the same dragon for ''[[CurbStompBattle more than ten seconds]]''.
* BareFistedMonk: Gothitelle's Brick Break
* CastingAShadow: Gothitelle's Flatter
* FlowerMotifs: She makes her entrance onto the battlefield by emerging from ''the inside of a giant frickin' blooming flower''.
* NiceHat
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In constrast to her counterparts from other media, anime-Caitlin is a gracious, collected individual with a sweetly pleasant demeanour. Complete with FlowerMotifs.
* LadyOfWar: Her battle style is focused on elegance.
* OlderAndWiser: According to Cynthia, she's mellowed out and become more mature than when she was younger.
* ProperLady: She conducts herself with grace and poise and her sportmanship is superb.
* RapunzelHair
* ShockAndAwe: Gothitelle's Thunderbolt
* TookALevelInBadass: InUniverse examples - if Cynthia's reaction to her fighting ability is any indication, she's gotten stronger with time.
* WomanInWhite
* WorthyOpponent: To Cynthia, despite being only an Elite Four facing a Champion.

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