''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' by Creator/GeniusSonority has a much more realistic cast than the rest of the series. You can check out the character list right here. If you're looking for the sequel, click [[Characters/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness here]].

Wes is a young man who lives in Orre. He is the protagonist of the first game. Has a MysteriousPast and a bit of TheCowl complex.

* ASinisterClue: Wears the portable Snag Machine on his left arm. It's ambiguous whether he's actually left-handed, and he's an anti-heroic example regardless.
* TheAce
* AntiHero: Type II - he's basically an older Pokemon series hero who happens to be an ex-gangster.
* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBiker
* BadassLongcoat
* BenevolentBoss: Even before his HeelFaceTurn, he'd managed to evolve two Eevees into an Espeon and an Umbreon, which requires them to have maxed out friendship.
* ChickMagnet: In addition to [[TheNotLoveInterest the whole deal with Rui]], many female [=NPCs=] express attraction to him over the course of the game.
* CoolBike: It hovers!
* CoolShades: Usually they're [[GogglesDoNothing pushed up to his forehead]], but in the intro he apparently used them to shield his eyes during the explosion he just caused.
* DefectorFromDecadence
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His awesome introduction. First, he announces his resignation from Team Snagem by bombing their hideout and stealing their only portable Snag Machine. Then, as he's making his escape on his absurdly cool bike with Snagem on his tail, he sets off ''another'' bomb that destroys their hideout, cripples the syndicate, and alerts the police to their location. All this while ''[[CheshireCatGrin grinning like a maniac.]]''
* HeelFaceTurn: Originally a petty criminal before Snagem's reformation. Taking money from innocents? Sure. Using corrupted Pokemon to gain power over all Orre by pandering to an organization who will rule Orre with said Pokemon? ''No way''.
* HeroicMime
* MysteriousPast
* NeverTrustATrailer: A ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' trailer made him out to be a VillainProtagonist.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Rui.
* SlasherSmile: When stealing the Snag Machine in the inrto.
* YinYangBomb: Starts off with [[PsychicPowers Espeon]] and [[CastingAShadow Umbreon]].

Rui is the MysteriousWaif with psychic powers. She is the {{Sidekick}} and secondary protagonist in the first game. She's determined, caring, but can be a bit bossy and stubborn at times.

* AuraVision: She can see Shadow Pokemon.
* BadassPacifist: With no Pokemon of her own, she doesn't fight, and she's still a threat to Cipher.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Her [[BareYourMidriff shirt]] and [[DangerouslyShortSkirt skirt]] were made longer in the US version.
* TheChick
* DistressedDamsel: She's the GirlInABox.
* ExpositionFairy
* GirlishPigtails
* TheHeart
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Implied to have psychic powers that, nonetheless, only manifest over the course of the story as the ability to detect Pokemon who have been abused in a specific way. Granted, it's a very useful power over the course of the game, but this means she's not as active as Mind Bullets or Mind Reading.
* MoralityChain: She's the one who calls out and prevents Wes from targeting normal Pokemon with the Snag Machine.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Their initial meeting certainly seems like it's working up to a RescueRomance, as Wes saves Rui from a band of kidnappers. The two team up, and Rui follows Wes everywhere. However, after that, there's not much evidence that their relationship is anything but platonic. Of course, it's hard to establish any kind of a relationship when [[HeroicMime Wes never says anything]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Wes.
* PlayerAndProtagonistIntegration: She most likely makes up for the lack of a female player character.
* PsychicPowers: Not shown to extend beyond detecting the black aura that surrounds Shadow Pokemon. On a technical level, her aura powers make her [[Characters/PokemonGenerationIVFamilies Lucario]] before there was a Lucario.

A strange man with long white hair and glowing red eyes. He's the one giving orders to all of the Cipher Admins... [[ObviouslyEvil not that anyone's surprised by that]].

See the "Unmarked Spoilers" folder for a list of his tropes.

!!Miror B.
The LaughablyEvil member of the Admins who loves to dance. Sometime after the events of ''Colosseum'', he leaves Cipher to start his own organization, which consists solely of Trudly, Folly, and himself. You can guess how well that works out. In battle, he prefers to spam Ludicolo, using a combination of Rain Dance and Rain Dish to gradually recover his team's HP and attempting to win by attrition.

* AffablyEvil: He's not as kind most examples, but he's surprisingly cheery in a pleasant way.
* AmbiguouslyGay: He's some sort of camp, that's what.
* BadBoss: Folly and Trudly fear his punishment so much that they ''turn themselves in to the police'' to avoid it.
* CloudCuckooLander: Seems to exist in his own little world most of the time.
* DanceBattler
* DiscoDan
* DoubleEntendre: "Let the music spin!" [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Let's get it on!"]]
* FashionableAsymmetry: In ''XD'', he wears a black glove on his right hand, but his left hand is bare.
* FunnyAfro: It's ''huge'', and colored in red and white halves like a Poke Ball.
* HeelFaceTurn: In a sense, also overlapping with {{Karma Houdini}}. [[spoiler:After Snagging the Shadow Dragonite (the final Shadow Pokemon) from him in ''XD'', he can be found in the Krabby Club dancing alongside Razell and Dazell, feeling content enough that he doesn't even notice when Michael talks to him]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: In ''XD'', he desires to be his own evil team leader and rule over all Pokemon. Yeeeah...how's that going for ya? Trudly and Folly {{lampshade}} this a couple of times when Miror B. is out of earshot, wondering whether that goal is actually realistic.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: He appears to be aware of and in control of his own theme, as it stops whenever he says "Stop the music!" and resumes whenever he says "Let the music play!". It's made even more notable in his second battle in ''Colosseum'' when he says "Never mind that" right after declaring the music, and the standard Cipher Admin battle theme plays instead of his own during the fight.
* LoneWolfBoss: In ''XD'', where he is no longer affiliated with Cipher.
* MoralityPet: His Ludicolo. He sure seems to have fun dancing with them, and they're his main team members.
* MulticoloredHair: His red-and-white-colored afro.
* OpaqueLenses: His eyes are completely obscured by his CoolShades.
* RecurringBoss:
** In ''Colosseum'', he is first battled in Pyrite Cave, and then fought a second time at Realgam Tower. He then shows up for a third battle in the post-game Deep Colosseum.
** In ''XD'', he can be battled numerous times, though only two of his fights are required to finish game.
* ShoutOut: To Music/MichaelJackson, especially in ''XD'' where he debuts by moonwalking onto the scene.
* StarterVillain: He's the first Cipher Admin that Wes has to deal with.
* WeaponOfChoice: Ludicolo. In the first battle against him, his team (aside from the Shadow Sudowoodo) consists entirely of Ludicolo. His team in the second battle is a little more diverse, but still has two Ludicolo. In ''XD'', he always has at least one member of Ludicolo's evolutionary line on his team for every battle.

One of the four Cipher Admins. He's TheBrute of the group, and one of the most strangely dressed characters in the game. Dakim's team is composed of hard-hitters; he generally has one member of his team use Earthquake while the other member uses a DefendCommand to avoid taking friendly-fire damage in the process.

* BloodKnight
* TheBrute: He's one of the only Pokemon characters to be seen ''physically attacking'' another trainer.
* DishingOutDirt: He really loves the move Earthquake.
* JerkAss: He's fond of going on and on about how great and strong he is, and how puny his opponents are.
* KarmaHoudini: Last seen, he's battling in the Under's Deep Colosseum; a free man.
* PrimalStance

A wannabe pop idol who's obsessed with being popular and is in control of the Under. In battle, she prefers to incapacitate opponents with [[StandardStatusEffects status effects]] and Attract.

* BitchInSheepsClothing: On TV, she comes across as perky and cheerful. Once you actually get to her, she shows her true colors.
* BrainlessBeauty
* BreakTheHaughty: And boy, does she deserve it.
* TheDarkChick
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PimpedOutDress
* PinkMeansFeminine
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After you beat her twice ("Waaaah! I don't wanna do this anymore!")
* SpoiledBrat
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is adored/lusted over by most of the Under's residents.

The leader of the Admins and creator of the Shadow Pokemon as a whole. He enjoys spamming Toxic and Confuse Ray; after his first appearance, he also uses a modified Rain Dance strategy, sending out a powerful Water-type Pokemon in conjunction with a supporting team member with the Lightningrod ability to protect them from Electric-type moves.

* TheEvilGenius
* EvilutionaryBiologist
%%* HotScientist
* ImprobableHairstyle
* KarmaHoudini: And he makes it clear he's unrepentant, too!
* MadScientist
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: He's the one responsible for the creation of Shadow Pokemon.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* ShipperOnDeck: Unintentionally to Wes and Rui ("You've come this far. Hand-in-hand like a happy couple on an aimless stroll.")
* TheSociopath: Possibly the most evil guy in all of Cipher aside from the leaders.

The leader of Team Snagem. Needless to say, he isn't too happy about having his hideout blown up.

* BaldOfEvil
* BadassMustache
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After losing to Michael in ''XD'', he and his henchmen help him break into the Cipher Key Lair. Also, when defeated in Orre Colosseum, he makes Michael an honorary Team Snagem member.
* EnemyMine: Between ''Colosseum'' and ''XD'', Cipher cut all ties with Team Snagem, leaving him with a ramshakle hideout and only a few peons to his name. Since Michael is trying to take down Cipher, Gonzap is more than happy to let him take back the Snag Machine (because it was too small for him to use anyway), and help him get into the Cipher Key Lair.
* LargeAndInCharge
* LoneWolfBoss: In ''XD'', where he no longer has any affiliation with Cipher.
* [[SignatureMove Signature Mon]]: Skarmory. He has one as the Shadow Pokémon on his team in ''Colosseum''. In ''XD'', he has a non-Shadow Skarmory which is the only Pokémon that is on his team during both battles against him.

!!Trudly and Folly
Miror B.'s henchmen.

* GoldfishPoopGang
* InsistentTerminology: "We're no robbers! We're kidnappers! Get it? Kidnappers!"
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Becomes even more apparent when they become the only two members of "Team Miror B."
* YouHaveFailedMe: After losing to Wes twice, they are so afraid of getting this treatment from Miror B. that they ''turn themselves in to the police''.

!!Reath and Ferma
Miror B.'s other henchmen...er, women.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Unlike Trudly and Folly, they don't return in ''XD''.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Trudly and Folly.

Duking is a very large man and the de facto mayor of Pyrite Town. He looks big and mean but he's really a GentleGiant.

* BadassMustache
* BeyondTheImpossible: He finds wild Pokemon in Orre, the desert land where no Pokemon can exist except imported ones.
* LargeAndInCharge: Heroic example; he's the mayor of a town known for its high thug population.
* ShockAndAwe: Plusle.
* TopHeavyGuy: Has the same model as the Bodybuilder trainer class.

Silva is a young man from Pyrite Town. He's Duking's NumberOne man. He's also a talented MasterOfDisguise when the need arises.
* ButtMonkey: Tends to get captured by Cipher's goons whenever he tries to help out.
* CruelToBeKind: Accidentally. To spite Duking, he steals the gears to the Pyrite Windmill, shutting down the Colosseum. This stops Cipher's plan to distribute the Shadow Pokemon through the [[TitleDrop Colosseums]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser

!!Chief Sherles
The police chief responsible for Pyrite Town. He seems to have his hands rather full.

* BadassMoustache
* MesACrowd: For some reason, there's two Chief Sherles' existing at the same time during XD's ending.

Eagun is a very old man with a long white beard, and flowing robes. He's the grandfather of Rui. When he's not trying to write in his P*DA he acts as TheObiWan.

* BadassGrandpa
* BadassMustache
* BagOfSpilling: His Pikachu drops from level 50 in ''Colosseum'', to ''level 12'' in ''XD''.
* CoolOldGuy
* InstantExpert: Subverted in ''XD''. His first email is empty and the sbjuect is spelt bdaly. His second and last are abruptly cut off, and he spams Michael constantly on Citadark Isle.
* RetiredBadass: Like most of Agate Village, he was a hotshot and well-known Trainer in his younger days.

Eagun's wife and Rui's grandmother.

* FlatCharacter: She's there to give the tablet and nothing else. Eagun could have done that. However, then she would have been nothing at all, only existing to avert MissingMom.
* WomenAreWiser: While we don't see a whole lot of her personality, she does seem a lot more sensible than Eagun.

Nett is the founder of the Kids' Grid and the resident TechnoWizard of the group.

* TheSmartGuy
* TagalongKid

Secc is the kid who establishes contact with Nett in the Under. The pair act as a main source of information afterwards.

* NumberTwo: To Nett.
* FlatCharacter
* LawOfConservationOfDetail

Nett's little sister.

* DistressedDamsel: She's held hostage during the attack on the ONBS building in ''XD''.
* FlatCharacter

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Mirakle B.
A Cipher Peon who appears in Miror B.'s room in Pyrite Cave after Dakim is defeated. He claims to be Miror B.'s successor.

* BonusBoss
* LoonyFan
* LostForever: Once the FinalBoss is defeated, he'll disappear permanently.
* PaletteSwap: His appearance is that of a normal Cipher Peon, except he's wearing a gold suit and a half-red, half-white mask to resemble Miror B.

A mysterious trainer from Deep Colosseum who is often referred to as the "Deep King."

* BonusBoss
* TopHeavyGuy: Has the same model as the Bodybuilder trainer class.

The master of Mt. Battle in Story Mode.

* BadassMustache: In ''XD''.
* BonusBoss
* DubNameChange: Had his name changed from Battlus to Somek, [[InconsistentDub but only in]] ''Colosseum''.
* TopHeavyGuy: Has the same model as the Bodybuilder trainer class.

!!Infin and Inity
The masters of Mt. Battle in Battle Mode. Infin is the master for single battles, Inity is the master for double battles.

* {{Badass}}: Especially Infin, considering that one of his Pokemon is ''[[PhysicalGod KYOGRE.]]''
* BadassMustache
* BonusBoss
* {{Cool Old Guy}}s
* {{Punny Name}}s
* WorthyOpponent: They consider you as such when you win.

[[folder:Unmarked Spoilers]]
A rather ominous-looking individual who at first appears to be Cipher's leader. In reality, he's just acting as the boss to hide the identity of the true leader.

* BigBad: He is initially believed to be this, but it turns out he isn't the real leader of Cipher.
* DevilInPlainSight: As soon as you see him you'll know he's a villain.
* TheDragon: To Evice.
* DragonInChief: Nobody but the real BigBad and himself know that he's not in charge.
* NotSoStoic: He stutters a lot when Evice steps onto the scene.
* NothingIsScarier: There is no music when you fight him. All you hear is the crowd [[AHeroToHisHometown screaming and cheering]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Glaring red eyes, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth hair]]...yeah.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheStoic
* WeCanRuleTogether: Perhaps not rule, but before the battle he asks Wes if he would consider becoming a show-battle trainer for Cipher, as he has the potential to become a top star. [[SubvertedTrope However]], he then goes on to say that while he might have made such an offer at one point, he's not so charitable as to forgive Wes's constant interference in their plans, and immediately challenges him to battle.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart

!!Es Cade/Evice
The mayor of Phenac City and the one who's really responsible for the plot, and the most powerful and significant evil in ''Colosseum''.

* BadassMoustache
* BigBad: The ''real'' mastermind behind the events of the game.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He appears to be nothing more than a jolly, fat mayor until TheReveal.
* CoolOldGuy: As Es Cade. Once he reveals himself he's an {{Evil Old Folk|s}}.
* DarkReprise: Once he shows his true colors, his {{leitmotif}} gets replaced with a more sinister version.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Since he's the mayor of one of the few relatively crime-free areas and only seen once, it's somewhat surprising that he was the BigBad all along. The only hint you're given is that [[{{Foreshadowing}} Nascour is first seen walking out of his office]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Part of his "transformation." His two clumps of hair become long and jagged.
* EyesAlwaysShut: His "mayor" persona. Once he finally opens them, the exact reason ''why'' he keeps them shut becomes [[ObviouslyEvil very clear]].
* FatBastard: His true nature.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Nascour acts as leader to protect Evice's identity.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is clearly derived from the word "evil."
* PowerFloats: He somehow floats in midair, though he only does it after shedding his facade.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes look like Julian Robotnik's.
* SlasherSmile: He wears a demonic grin on his face after TheReveal.
* SpikesOfVillainy: After his "transformation," his hair, eyebrows, mustache, and clothes all become spiky.
* TakeOverTheWorld: States his desire to rule the world before the final battle.
* WalkingSpoiler: Because of his status as the true BigBad.

A Cipher Peon who is also a MasterOfDisguise. Angered by Cipher's defeat, he disguises himself as Wes and attacks people with a Shadow Togetic in an attempt to frame him.

* BonusBoss: He's an optional fight in the post-game. He is only necessary if you're trying to [[GottaCatchEmAll snag all of the Shadow Pokemon]].
* MasterOfDisguise: He specifically refers to himself as one after you beat him. He used this talent to impersonate Wes and make him look bad.
* MeaningfulName: Obviously derived from the word "feign."
* TrueFinalBoss: He doesn't appear until all Shadow Pokemon except for his Togetic have been snagged.
* WhereItAllBegan: The battle with him takes place at Outskirt Stand, the first area of the game.