This is a character sheet for ''Videogame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers of Time/Darkness/Sky''.

Due to a PlotTwist approximately halfway through the game that isn't possible to completely hide with spoiler tags, there are {{Administrivia/Self Fulfilling Spoiler}}s here. You have been warned.

!!!The Protagonists
'''TheHero''' -- A human who wakes up on the shore to find he/she has been [[BalefulPolymorph mysteriously transformed]] into [[CursedWithAwesome a Pokemon]], with no memory of how or why... or [[LaserGuidedAmnesia much of anything]] beyond [[HelloInsertNameHere their own name]]. As if that wasn't strange enough, he/she quickly learns that he/she ''also'' possesses a strange power that gives them brief visions of various events... It's revealed at the end of the game that the one responsible for the hero's transformation and memory loss was [[spoiler:Darkrai]].
* AudienceSurrogate
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* BalefulPolymorph: The reason for the player's transformation into a Pokemon is only revealed late in the postgame, when [[spoiler:Darkrai reveals how he attacked (and nearly killed) them during the TimeTravel.]]
* CursedWithAwesome
* DespairEventHorizon: Comes ''very'' close to crossing it during [[spoiler:Darkrai's nightmare.]]
* [[spoiler:DisappearsIntoLight]]
* [[spoiler:FishOutOfTemporalWater]]
* [[spoiler:FutureBadass]]
* HelloInsertNameHere
* HeroicMime: Similar to ''Red and Blue Rescue Team'', the player is privy to their own InnerMonologue, but aside from responses to dialogue trees, has no scripted dialogue of their own; whenever the player says something, it's a nearby NPC who responds and parrots it to the audience.
** The player does, however, get to speak some actual dialogue during the game's ending, [[spoiler:when they say good-bye to the partner right before disappearing from time.]] They also announce the species of the visiting pokemon during the Sentry MiniGame.
** After completing the game, if the player is present on the active team but not the designated leader, talking to them in a dungeon yields only VisibleSilence instead of the randomly-chosen responses associated with other Mons.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: The "Dimensional Scream".
* StandardizedLeader
* [[spoiler:TerminatorTwosome: He/she and Grovyle were both sent back in time to prevent the BadFuture from developing. Dusknoir was sent back to prevent this.]]

'''The Partner''' -- A young Pokemon who dreams of becoming a great explorer... but is too intimidated to join the local guild. After meeting the hero, he/she decides to try signing up as a team, reasoning that his/her new friend will help them learn how to be brave. Treasures a small rock with a strange design on it, which he/she named a 'Relic Fragment'; someday, he/she hopes to discover just where it came from...
* BreakTheCutie: From the PlotTwist onwards. [[spoiler:Your hero is a liar and works for the bad guy, you're stuck in a CrapsackWorld and about to be executed, you have no one to count on other than your best friend and a ''criminal'', and you have no idea of how to get home. And when you ''do'' get home, you only have a couple of days to save the world, several of your comrades have made {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s to get you this far, you have to fight a PhysicalGod, and, oh yeah, your best friend DisappearsIntoLight right in front of you.]] Is it any wonder they break down crying at the end?
** Everything [[spoiler:Darkrai]] does to them ''after'' the main plot resolves.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts out as very timid and easily intimidated, but gradually grows over the course of his/her many adventures with the hero.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The Relic Fragment.]]
* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne: Their Relic Fragment turns out to be proof that they're worthy to enter the Hidden Land.]]
* CowardlyLion: Can be literal in Sky if the player chooses [[PantheraAwesome Shinx]] as his species.
* CowardlySidekick: Though he/she develops into the above rather quickly.
* {{Genki Girl}}[=/=]{{Keet}}
* HeroWorshipper: They greatly admire Dusknoir and highly respect him. [[spoiler:When they learn from Grovyle that Dusknoir is evil and wants them gone, they refuse to believe him at first even after Dusknoir nearly had them ''executed'']].
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]PlatonicLifePartners: With the hero, depending on genders.
** ShipTease: Well, they ''do'' play "mommy and daddy" to Manaphy with the hero.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Or at least tried to. It's not until the hero comes along that they actually succeed.
* ParrotExposition: Primary provider thereof, as they echo whatever the hero [[HeroicMime 'says']].

!!!Members of the Wigglytuff Guild

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'''Guildmaster Wigglytuff''' -- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guildmaster of the Wigglytuff Guild]]. Relentlessly cheerful and upbeat, he hardly seems to fit his fearsome reputation... yet almost everyone deeply respects him.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Igglybuff The Prodigy" in ''Explorers of Sky'' has you play as him. He is also a major character in "Here Comes Team Charm!", and has a [[BigDamnHeroes rather memorable scene]] in "Bidoof's Wish" as well.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
** BewareTheSillyOnes
* CatchPhrase: "YOOM-TAH!" *flashflash*
* ChildProdigy: Lampshaded by Armaldo and the game ''itself''. Armaldo says he seems to be some kind of "exploration prodigy", while the special episode is titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Igglybuff the Prodigy]]. [[ForeShadowing Seeing what he is now]]...
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: More often than not.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The only one to figure out [[spoiler:Ditto]]'s deception in "Here Comes Team Charm!"
** Not to mention [[spoiler:defeating Team Skull with ease]].
** [[spoiler:He's also the highest-leveled boss in the main game aside from the BigBad.]]
* DitzyGenius[=/=]GeniusDitz
* EccentricMentor
* HairTriggerTemper: [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]], with his temper being established before meeting him, only to find... ThePollyanna. But then [[UnstoppableRage The Perfect Apple Incident...]]
* TheMessiah
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OddCouple: With Chatot.
* OneOfTheKids: His usual personality.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler:The "Grand Master of All Things Bad".]]
* ThePollyanna: As shown in his side-story in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Which apparently manifests as an actual power, especially in his side-story.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Perfect Apples.

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'''Chatot''' -- Wigglytuff's right hand bird and head of intelligence, Chatot handles most of the day-to-day details of running the guild. Unfortunately, he has a tendency to grossly overestimate his own talents, and isn't as well-respected as he ''thinks'' he is...
* BadLiar: As shown in "Bidoof's Wish".
-->'''Chatot''': I...I will say one thing! [[spoiler:I didn't rush out here because I was worried about you or anything! I...I just thought you might be deserting the Guild!]]
* BrutalHonesty: Especially evident during "Bidoof's Wish", where he tells Bidoof right to his face that he's horrified of how badly the rookie might mess up his first expedition.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wigglytuff.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the ''Time and Darkness'' special Chatot was voiced by Creator/MaddieBlaustein, the original voice of Meowth before Pokémon USA took over dubbing rights from 4Kids. It was her last ''Pokémon'' role before dying.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Best shown when he starts to chew out the player and partner over the infamous Perfect Apple incident again, but almost immediately stops and apologizes. And then there's his actions in Brine Cave...
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He describes himself as an "encyclopedia" of knowledge, and he ''is'' actually pretty knowledgeable about various legends and Pokemon (which is more or less your RequiredSecondaryPowers for being the guild's personal ExpositionFairy), but he is also ''really'' lacking in patience and basic common sense.
* NumberTwo: To Wigglytuff.
* ParrotExposition: Secondary provider thereof; if the partner isn't recapping, chances are good Chatot's doing it instead.
* PointyHairedBoss
* PollyWantsAMicrophone
* PoorCommunicationKills: His tendency to jump to conclusions, such as when he first tried to turn the hero and partner away because he assumed they were door-to-door salesmon.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* {{Tsundere}}: Type 1.

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'''Bidoof''' -- A cheerful beaver Pokemon who's eager to please others. Before the newcomers arrived, he was the Guild's most recent recruit, and was having trouble adjusting. Things get better for him after your arrival, and he quickly befriends the team. While he can be a bit slow at times, he tries his hardest and dislikes the thought of giving up.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Bidoof's Wish" in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* BadLiar: He's not thinking about Star Cave, or anything, at all, no sirree!
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: "Yup yup!" and "Oof!"
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Gosh!", "Golly!", etc.
* [[spoiler:TheMark:]] During his special episode, for [[spoiler:Team Rogue.]]
* NaiveNewcomer[=/=]NewMeat
* NightmareRetardant: In an in-universe example, [[spoiler:he accidentally ruins the whole "Grandmaster Of All Things Bad" setup. The Grandmaster tries to salvage it, with slight success]].
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: He doesn't participate in the Grand Master of All Things Bad battle, unlike the rest of the guild.]]

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'''Sunflora''' -- A playful and skilled apprentice who's always so excited she can't help ''screaming'' with anticipation! Gets along well with everyone... well, except for Loudred, anyway... Voiced by Creator/RachaelLillis in the dub.
* ActionGirl
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: "Eek!" and especially "Oh my gosh!" Her special episode is named after the latter, and for a very good reason. [[note]]She says "Oh my gosh!" 29 times in said episode, excluding two seen in flashbacks and one single use of "gosh".[[/note]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Today's Oh My Gosh" in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* [[spoiler:BadassInDistress]]: During her Special Episode; {{Justified|Trope}} as [[spoiler:she's stated to be very skilled, but goes on a solo mission with major type disadvantages against opponents who are fully aware of the type mismatch ''and'' skilled at luring others into ambushes.]]
* TheDeterminator: Despite being on the wrong end of ElementalRockPaperScissors during her DayInTheLimelight, Sunflora ''absolutely refuses'' to give up on her mission to capture "The Invincible Haunter".
* EyesAlwaysShut: Of the upturned, optimistic variety.
* GenkiGirl
* [[spoiler:IncendiaryExponent]]: During the boss fight at the end of her special episode, oddly enough.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B, towards Loudred.

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'''Loudred''' -- A ''loud'' and short-tempered apprentice who tends to ''shout'' all the time, and serves as the guild's morning alarm clock. Because of this, he comes off as a bit... harsh. Also a bit of a braggart, he's convinced that he's the strongest of all the apprentices.
* [[spoiler:BelligerentSexualTension: Explicitly acted out in Sunflora's Special Episode, right down to the "I'm not here because I ''care'' or anything" blatant lie.]]
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: Arrives just in time to help Sunflora out during her mission to catch the Invincible Haunter. ''Twice'', even.]]
* [[spoiler:IncendiaryExponent]]: Same as Sunflora.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[NoIndoorVoice No INDOOR Voice]]
** Which IS, in its own WAY, his [[VerbalTic VERBAL tic]].
* SmallNameBigEgo
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A

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'''Diglett''' -- The Wigglytuff Guild's lookout and Loudred's partner. Not nearly as brash or self-assured as his father or his partner.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: Subverted, he's one of the few apprentices to ''not'' have one.
* TheGenericGuy: Like Corphish, Diglett is one of the most "normal" of the guild members.
** OnlySaneMan: Especially when compared with, say, [[LargeHam his dad]] or [[NoIndoorVoice Loudred]].

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'''Corphish''' -- Another apprentice, Corphish is one of the more sensible members of the guild.
* RecurringCharacter: The same Corphish (Or possibly all talking Corphish say "Hey, hey!") has appeared in almost every game in the franchise since that features talking Pokemon. Such as, PokeParkWii2 and PokemonRumbleBlast.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: "Hey, hey!"
* TheGenericGuy: Perhaps the ''least'' quirky member of the whole guild. Doesn't help that most of his accomplishments get OvershadowedByAwesome.

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'''Chimecho''' -- This apprentice runs the Guild's Assembly, managing any recruits brought in by other apprentices and helping with team-building. Appears to have a crush on Wigglytuff.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the English dub of the anime special, Chimecho was voiced by [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Kether Donahue, Skuld from Ah! My Goddess!]]
* TheMedic: Acts as the guild's healer both on and off the field.
* OneeSama
* TeamChef
* TeamMom
* SilkHidingSteel

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'''Dugtrio''' -- Diglett's father and a fellow apprentice. He also handles the updates for the Guild's Job Boards. Likes to spend his free time overlooking the vast sea.
* LargeHam
* LeeroyJenkins: In ''Bidoof's Wish'', his AI isn't programmed to take into account Bidoof's IQ skills or Treasure Bag. Due to this, he can accidentally one-hit-KO Bidoof with Earthquake. [[spoiler:This also happens in the Grand Master of All Things Bad battle, with the exact same allies as the special episode, minus Bidoof. Apparently, he hasn't learned.]]
* MythologyGag: His deep, abiding love of the ocean may be a reference to a Diglett/Dugtrio father-son pair who played a minor role in ''Red/Blue Rescue Team'' and spent most of their time overlooking the sea. [[EpilepticTrees Assuming, of course, that]] [[WildMassGuessing there isn't something more to it...]]
* RoyalWe: His VerbalTic. Justified, as there are three of him.
* SmallNameBigEgo

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'''Croagunk''' -- An odd apprentice who keeps to himself and constantly laughs. This tends to unnerve the others, who aren't quite sure what to make of him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: While viewed as a bit strange, still [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch a rare example of a Poison-type who isn't treated as purely evil]] ''or'' having the "out" of [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute being half-Grass-type]].
* EvilLaugh: "Meh-heh-heh!"
* FrogsAndToads
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* TheStoic
* WillfullyWeak: It's said that he's already skilled enough to graduate from the guild, but chooses not to because he doesn't want to leave his swap cauldron, which is permanently stuck to the floor of the guild's quarters.

!!!Other Exploration Teams

'''Team Skull''' -- A trio of poison Pokemon who do [[AlwaysChaoticEvil nothing for their Type's bad reputation]]. The brutish Skuntank leads the team, while Koffing and Zubat are his sneering lackies.
* BullyingADragon: Not only do they keep picking on the hero and their partner even as they grow ever stronger, they even go after [[spoiler:Wigglytuff]] at one point. Really bad idea.
* CombinationAttack: Skuntank and Koffing's "noxious gas special".
* EvilLaugh: Each member has a distinctive one:
--> Skuntank: "Chaw-haw-haw!"
--> Koffing: "Whoa-ho-ho!"
--> Zubat: "Heh-heh."
* ForTheEvulz: Sometimes they're [[{{Greed}} looking for profit for minimal effort]], other times they're just picking on "weaklings".
* {{Gasshole}}: Skuntank and Koffing both qualify.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Never explicitly stated, but a common interpretation of their last scene.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Sadly, Chatot is GenreBlind.
** DevilInPlainSight
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: All three of them have Poison as one of their types.
** PoisonIsEvil
* TerribleTrio
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: While Zubat and Koffing act as the [[DualBoss the first bosses]], Skuntank prefers dirty tricks and running away, and the heroes never get to fight Skuntank. Except when they take a solid one upside the chin due to a combination of TheWorfEffect and the fact they're fighting the BonusBoss.]]
* WarmUpBoss: Koffing and Zubat are the first bosses in the game.
** DualBoss

'''Team Charm''' -- A famous trio of all-female explorers that appears primarily during the epilogue arc. Lopunny is the leader, traveling with her best friends Medicham and Gardevoir. Their exploits are well-known, and they have plenty of adoring fans.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Here Comes Team Charm!" in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* AmazonBrigade
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Lopunny, Gardevoir, and Medicham respectively.
* [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Even The Girls Want Them]] - Among the guild members gushing over Team Charm, the female Sunflora and Chimecho were just as gushy as their fellow male guildmates (with the exception of Croagunk, who seems rather oblivious).
** The hero and/or partner would qualify if either/both of them are female
* {{Fan Boy}}s: Implied to make up the vast majority of their fan club. And the vast majority of your own guild.
* FightWoosh[=/=]BattleThemeMusic: They actually get their own during their Special Episode.
* {{Guest Star Party Member}}s: In one mission, you team up with/compete against them while exploring Aegis Cave.
* LadyOfWar: Gardevoir.
* ThePollyanna: Lopunny maintains a constant optimistic bliss regardless of the conflicts she and the team face.

'''Team AWD''' -- An Arbok, Weavile and Drapion who are always searching for greater challenges and treasures. Lady Weavile is the team's no-nonsense leader.
* AscendedExtra: In the main game, their only purpose is to advertise the Zero Isle dungeons. They become plot relevant in ''Sky'''s Team Charm episode.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Double subverted in ''Sky'', where you're told that they're a team of ruffians that will hurt others in their attempts to get treasure... and then find out that the incident you were told of was a lie by the guardian of the area to get you two to fight each other and take enough damage that neither of you would find the cave's [[McGuffin treasure]].]]
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Greedy Treasure Hunters Have Standards]]: [[spoiler:Not even ''they'' will mess with a Time Gear.]]
* SssssnakeTalk: Arbok, but only in ''Sky''.

'''Team Ebony''' -- A Shuppet and Murkrow. While both want to go searching for treasures, they can't seem to agree on what ''type'' they should target -- Murkrow wants to go after the shiniest treasures, while her partner Shuppet prefers rarity to sparkliness.
* DarkIsNotEvil

'''Team Flame''' -- As the name implies, a Fire-focused team; two of the three members, Ponyta and Camerupt, are Fire-types. The leader, Bellsprout, is a Grass-type, which means he's on the wrong side of ElementalRockPaperScissors. Despite this, he tries to be a good commander, and his teammates care deeply about him.
* OddFriendship

'''Team Glee''' -- A cheerful team made up of Togepi, Ledyba and Politoed; they like bringing happiness to others.
* CheerfulChild
* {{Keet}}

'''Team Poochy''' -- The three Poochyena Brothers make up this team of bounty hunters. They exclusively hunt criminals, preferably the ones with the best rewards and least difficulty.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Dark-types exclusively ''against'' "evil" outlaws, in fact!
* OnlyOneName

'''Team Razor Wind''' -- Zangoose, Sandslash and Scyther make up this team, which derives its name from their speed and razor-sharp claws. Notably appeared in the first anime special, and had a very brief cameo in the second.
* TheWorfEffect: Their {{Cameo}} in the first ''Time/Darkness'' anime adaptation was simply to demonstrate [[spoiler:Wigglytuff's strength by having him whup their tails offscreen, as well as Gabite's by having him do the same.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Zangoose dreams of battling Team Charm.

'''Team Rogue''' -- A team that only appears in ''Sky''; considering that they're completely unashamed thieves and bullies... Bagon and Gligar are a pair to watch out for. [[spoiler:And then there's their leader...]]
* [[spoiler:[[BitchInSheepsClothing Bastard In Sheeps Clothing]]: Snover.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCon]]
* [[spoiler:OhCrap: Their reaction when the rest of the guild shows up is ''priceless''.]]
* [[spoiler:WoundedGazelleGambit: Snover pulls one on Bidoof.]]

'''Team Seedgey''' -- A Seedot and Pidgey duo; their team name is derived from both their names.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Their team name just smashes their names together.

'''Team Slacker''' -- A Slowpoke and Slakoth who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aren't very interested in exploring]], so they tend to hang around the Guild and Treasure Town instead. Very easygoing.
* {{Dismotivation}}
* LampshadeHanging: They themselves constantly point out that they're not really sure why they made a rescue team since they're so lazy.
* TheSlacker: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].

'''Team Tasty''' -- A happy-go-lucky Swellow and neurotic Wurmple, the latter of whom is utterly convinced that his partner will eat him if he ever gets hungry enough.
* BigEater: Swellow sure does talk about food a lot...
* CannotSpitItOut: Non-romantic version; Wurmple's too afraid to just ''tell'' Swellow why he's so jumpy and nervous all the time... [[spoiler:And when he finally manages it, Swellow is promptly horrified.]]
* CarnivoreConfusion
* EatTheDog: Wumple's greatest fear.
* OddFriendship
* PoorCommunicationKills

!!!Treasure Town Villagers

'''The Kecleon Brothers''' -- A pair of Kecleon who run the local Item Shop. The green one handles regular items while the purple one specializes in [=TMs=] and Orbs. Always changing their inventory.
* BadassBystander: Should you provoke them in a DungeonShop, you'll find that they're ''level 49, with max stats and permanently at double speed''. Playing this trope more straight, it is possible under very rare circumstances for them to begin fighting the wild Pokemon alongside you, without actually joining your team.
* EasilyAngeredShopkeeper: They're friendly enough in Treasure Town, but when found running their {{Dungeon Shop}}s...
* OnlyOneName
* PaletteSwap: The purple kecleon.

'''Kangaskhan''' -- A matronly Kangaskhan who takes care of the locals' Storage. Always has kind words for everyone, and calls others terms of endearment like 'dear' or 'sweetie'.
* TeamMom

'''Xatu''' -- Runs "Xatu Appraisal"; he uses his strange abilities to see into sealed chests ''before'' opening them (which he immediately does afterwards, as that's the service he offers). Speaks in an overly grandiose fashion.
* CatchPhrase: "Kwee- Kwee KWAH!...Kwah-'' '''HAH!!'' '''"
* MagicalNativeAmerican (possibly)
* PsychicPowers
* TheStoic: Though he does seem to like Team Charm, much like most of the other male villagers.

'''Electivire''' -- The energetic owner of "Electivire Link Shop", where he teaches customers how to [[{{Combos}} link moves together]]. He can also help Pokemon remember any moves they've forgotten.
* GentleGiant: He looks intimidating, but he's really a nice guy.

'''Chansey''' -- Basically a babysitter-for-hire, Chansey will look after any eggs that others bring her, taking care of them until they hatch.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Team Charm.
* TeamMom: Maybe not as much as Kangaskhan, but her job ''is'' to take care of eggs...

'''Duskull''' -- Teller of the "Duskull Bank", where Pokemon store any money they don't want to risk losing if an adventure goes horribly wrong.
* DarkIsNotEvil

'''Marowak''' -- The new head of the local Dojo, which was forced to close down for lack of customers some time ago. As such, he's almost painfully eager for any new customers to show up and start using the faculties. These courses aren't as harrowing or punishing as normal mystery dungeons (primarily in that there's no penalty for defeat), so they're great for training.
* LovableCoward: He has an obsessive fear of the hardest maze in his own dojo. To the point that he sealed it off.

'''Azurill''' and '''Marill''' -- Two cute youngsters. Despite their youth, they're both very responsible and polite, running errands for their mother and staying out of trouble... or, at least, not actively ''looking'' for trouble.
* {{Adorably Precocious Child}}ren
* {{Cheerful Child}}ren

'''Teddiursa''' and '''Ursaring''' -- Usually found hanging out together, these two villagers are always ready to weigh in with their thoughts on the latest news. [[spoiler: Teddiursa eventually chooses to evolve, making telling them apart a bit difficult.]]
* [[spoiler:OnlyOneName: Becomes a minor issue after Teddiursa evolves.]]

'''Spoink''' -- This happy villager likes to go bouncing down the streets, always with a lilt in his voice and a (literal) spring in his step.
* {{Keet}}

'''Vigoroth''' -- Acts as the town barker; whenever a new business reopens, Vigoroth can be found running around town announcing this and pointing customers its way.
* {{Keet}}

'''Spinda''' -- Opens a Cafe [[UpdatedRerelease in Sky which provides extra services]] and is all about "hopes and dreams~" Can be a bit... loopy at times, but he's good at mixing drinks, and gives others a place to run their own new businesses. How they ''stay'' in business is anyone's guess...
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Freely admits that he has NO IDEA how he's able to mix up miraculously good drinks sometimes, even adding that [[CentipedesDilemma he couldn't do it by actively TRYING]] to make a 'miracle drink'.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CatchPhrase: "Hopes and dreams..."
* CloudCuckoolander
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: While he can't control when it happens, Spinda will always sense whenever the drink he's just created is special somehow and warn the customer.

'''Wynaut''' and '''Wobbuffet''' -- These two help Spinda by running the Recycling Station, which doubles as the Lottery and the heart of 'Project P'.
* CannotSpitItOut: While normally Wobbuffet responds to Wynaut's questions about whether or not a given ticket is a winner, sometimes she goes very quiet. This can signify that it's a big win... or that she's just reluctant to admit it didn't win anyway.
* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Wynaut to Wobbuffet.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: As a female, Wobbuffet wears lipstick.
* VerbalTic: Wynaut tends to phrase things in a way that he can ask "why not" or "is it not?" Wobbuffet, meanwhile, hardly says anything other than "That's right!" or announcing what color you just picked.

!!!Others

'''Drowzee'''
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo: He takes off for parts unknown soon after the PC and partner beat Darkrai]]
* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman: He becomes much more important during the post-game story, helping you when Azurill gets trapped in a nightmare.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* [[spoiler:KnightOfCerebus]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to [[spoiler:a complete 180-degree change in personality.]]

'''Torkoal'''
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Slight variation; while he's not actually a teacher of any sort, he ''is'' the town elder and is quite knowledgeable... and quite forgetful.
* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman: Turns out to be the oldest Pokémon in Treasure Town, whose knowledge later provides vital clues for saving the world.]]

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'''Grovyle''' - A Pokémon who is trying to steal the Time Gears. [[spoiler:He's a good guy and came from the future to try to prevent the planet's paralysis.]]
* AntiVillain: At least he apologizes to Uxie and Mesprit when he takes the Time Gears. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he was a good guy to begin with.]]
* {{Badass}}
* DishingOutDirt: Knows the move Dig.
* FanficMagnet: Between guessing at his {{Backstory}} or what the heck HAPPENED to him after [[spoiler:he disappears with Dusknoir back into the future, or wanting to [[FixFic write him back into the story]]]], fanfic authors have been all over him. Naturally, the bonus content in ''Sky'' {{Jossed}} most of this.
* [[spoiler:FutureBadass]]
* [[spoiler:HeroWithBadPublicity]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: His goal is to prevent the BadFuture, even if he'll suffer a RetGone.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the anime specials, he is voiced by '''[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN]]!''' Which is appropriate, as Dan Green also voiced Ash's Treecko.
* [[spoiler:KirkSummation: Uses one on Dusknoir after falling for his trap in ''Sky''.]]
* [[spoiler:MessiahCreep: He starts off as a villain willing to kill the Lake Guardians and the player Team even when it won't make a difference, then is gradually revealed as more heroic. In his episode, he's regarded as an idealist and manages to talk his opposite number into reforming.]]
* [[spoiler:TerminatorTwosome: He and the hero form a two-on-one variant, with Dusknoir opposing them.]]
* [[spoiler:WideEyedIdealist]]

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'''Dusknoir''' - A very wise explorer who rose to stardom overnight. Despite this, he's very humble and willing to help even the smallest Pokemon. [[spoiler:He's from the future, where he's Primal Dialga's right-hand Ghost-type.]]
* TheAce: [[spoiler:At first.]]
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokemon]]: Knows the move Ice Punch.
* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: In the extended story.]]
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: Twice.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:DoubleSubverted.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDragon: To Primal Dialga.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilLaugh: Hoo hoo ha!]]
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: His last resort plan in Sky's extended story.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Appears to be good at first, but then reveals he's Primal Dialga's right hand man. Then in the special episode in Explorers of the Sky, he comes to a truce with Grovyle only to reveal later that he faked betraying Primal Dialga. Shortly afterward, he finally settles on a side, and makes a genuine HeelFaceTurn.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the third Pokémon Mystery Dungeon anime special, ''Beyond Time and Darkness,'' Dusknoir was voiced by David Brimmer/Michael Alston Baley, [[Anime/YuGiOh Odion from Yu-Gi-Oh!]] In a way, that special is pretty much [[spoiler:Yami duelling--er, battling--against Odion.]]
* [[spoiler:IDontWantToDie: Why he tries to stop the Hero, the Partner, Grovyle, and Celebi at first.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* [[spoiler:PetTheDog: Coming to the party's rescue in Amp Plains becomes this in hindsight, as as far as he knew at the time, the Player and Partner's well-being were inconsequential to his mission. Then again, he may have done it just to keep up appearances.]]
* [[spoiler:TerminatorTwosome: He's the Terminator to the hero and Grovyle's Kyle Reese.]]
* [[spoiler:TimePolice: Revealed fairly early compared to his other reveals. The trouble is that the future he's trying to protect isn't one that those in the present would want.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity]]

'''Sableye''' - A pack of six jailers who assist Dusknoir in the capture of Grovyle. [[spoiler:Better known as his minions.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Double-subverted.]]
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Their first act of defiance against Primal Dialga is to claw at him. More like a failed attempt at [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punching him out]], but it works.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilLaugh: "Weh heh heh heh!"]]
* [[spoiler:ExtremeDoormat: They do Dusknoir and Primal Dialga's dirty work out of cowardice and pressure, but finally grow a spine and defect along with Dusknoir.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* OnlyOneName
* [[spoiler:QuirkyMinibossSquad]]
* [[spoiler:RecurringBoss]]
* [[spoiler:TrueCompanions: They're Dusknoir's minions, through and through.]]
** UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:They're even willing to fight Primal Dialga for him.]]

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'''Celebi''' -- Part of a resistance movement that shows up halfway through the pre-credits plot.
* GenkiGirl
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: {{Invoked}}: the plot-relevant Celebi is Shiny, meaning she's pink rather than green.
* TimeMaster
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B, towards Grovyle. Arguably.

'''Spiritomb''' -- A being composed of 108 fused spirits.
* LargeHam: At times, especially given the emphasis he puts on random words.
* OneHundredEight
* [[spoiler:OrificeInvasion: Toward Grovyle and later Celebi.]]
* RoyalWe: Justified since it's made of 108 spirits.
* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When a very angry Dialga shows up after Dusknoir's betrayal.]]

'''Dialga''' -- The local master of the timeline. Doesn't appear in person much, but he's benevolent enough. [[spoiler:His descent into madness as Primal Dialga drives most of the pre-credits plot.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Or so it seems at first...]]
** [[spoiler:DemotedToDragon: Revealed to not actually be the BigBad by the end of the post-credits story.]]
* ClifftopCaterwauling
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss]]: see below.
* FisherKing: Dialga's mental state is tied to Temporal Tower's physical state, or possibly the other way around. This also applies to the entire state of the timeline.
* GodIsGood: When he's not Primal Dialga.
* [[spoiler:MadGod: And when the god of time goes crazy, ''[[NightmareFuel bad things happen]]''.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: Constantly speaks in ALLCAPS. Then again, he ''is'' nearly twenty feet tall.
* PaintingTheMedium: When he uses his powers to negate another Pokemon's, it's illustrated as [[CameraAbuse shattering the touch screen]].
* PhysicalGod: He is the god of time.
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning: Twisted a bit; in his normal state, Dialga just happens to have red eyes, but Primal Dialga's angry red peepers get highlighted in two of the cutcenes.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Primal Dialga is this.
* TimeMaster

'''Armaldo''' -- A hermited explorer who taught Wigglytuff all he knows about exploring. Appears in Sky version's bonus content.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: In spite of being a criminal, he truly adored Igglybuff and was earnest in teaching him how to explore.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: Becomes this to Igglybuff over time.
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: Subverted in that his teaching of Igglybuff was in earnest.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Igglybuff's parents' first reactions to Armaldo secretly hanging out with their child. One really does get the impression that they see him as a creeper/pedophile.
* GenreSavvy: [[WrongGenreSavvy Though sometimes this backfires on him]].
* MakingASplash: Knows the move Water Gun.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He lives in a dark forest and pretends to be a monster to scare off explorers, but he's actually a very nice guy. [[spoiler:Except he's a wanted 'mon.]]
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard: He doesn't die, but his previous crime caught up with him and he gets arrested, which may not have happened if he didn't take Igglybuff under his wing.]]
* [[spoiler:NoodleIncident: We're never told what crime he committed.]]
* RetiredBadass

'''Cresselia''' -- Appears in the post-credits plot.
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: Arrives JustInTime to prevent the heroes' deaths at the hands of an imposter.]]
* PsychicPowers

'''Palkia''' -- Appears in the post-credits plot.
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: Just as it appears that Darkrai is about to get away by escaping through a dimensional hole, Palkia shows up and attacks Darkrai as he begins to time travel. This causes Darkrai to lose his memories the same way that he caused the player character to lose his/her memories at the beginning of the game.]]
* DungeonBypass: Being the god of space allows him to go wherever he pleases; his last IQ skill allows him to move through walls, tearing them down.
* [[spoiler:HeroAntagonist]]
* IncomingHam: "I HAVE FOUND YOU AT LAST! THE DEFILERS WHO ARE CAUSING... THE DISTORTION OF SPACE!"
* [[spoiler:InspectorJavert]]
* LargeHam: [[ChewingTheScenery "I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS!"]]
** "YOU DARE TO DISTORT SPACE? WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!?"
* NoIndoorVoice: See LargeHam. Though, like Dialga, it's justified by how big he is compared to everyone else.
* PhysicalGod: He's the god of space, as in spacetime.
* SpaceMaster

'''Darkrai''' -- Appears in the post-credits plot. [[spoiler:He's the game's real BigBad.]] The guy's also a WalkingSpoiler.
* [[spoiler:BadPowersBadPeople]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
** [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Responsible for distorting time ''and'' space.]]
* [[spoiler:CastingAShadow]]
* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster: He's so well prepared for the final battle, it takes the intervention of a PhysicalGod to stop him! Not to mention that he was the mastermind of the main plot.]]
* [[spoiler:CrazyPrepared: His original post game plot was to convince the heroes they should destroy themselves. When that didn't work, he convinces Palkia that he should destroy them. When that failed, he already had a backup plan to lure them to their deaths at his hands. When they show up, he tries to convince the player to join him by trapping them in a nightmare where their partner betrayed them and joined Darkai. When that failed, he summoned his army of {{Mooks}} to help him kill the group. Then when he lost, he had an escape route ready and would've escaped had a PhysicalGod not intervened. Yeah, he had a total of ''five'' backup plans!]]
* [[spoiler:DangerouslyGenreSavvy]]
* [[spoiler:DarkIsEvil]]
** [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil: After his memory is erased, he can be recruited and turns out to be an extremely loyal ally.]]
* [[spoiler:DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCannotComprehendGood: One of the main reasons his plans failed. He failed to factor in that TheHero could still be...well, heroic after losing their memory and didn't finish the job then and there. Another example is at the end of the game, when he tries to pull a WeCanRuleTogether on the hero and their partner. He makes the partner in the illusion join him out of depression, something the real partner would never do. This creates AGlitchInTheMatrix that allows the hero to escape.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilOverlooker: [[http://fav.me/d27g9h3 A certain piece of fanart]] has him watching the heroes' battle with Primal Dialga in the background.]]
* [[spoiler:ForTheEvulz: It's never explained why he wanted to destroy the Pokemon world besides destroying both time and space in order for that to happen.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceMindScrew: Optional; after he loses his memory, you can find him wandering aimlessly through certain dungeons. If you defeat him, he may decide to join your team like any other foe. He's actually a surprisingly loyal ally as well.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Irony}}: His LaserGuidedAmnesia due to being attacked during time travel is quite similar to what he did to the hero.]]
* [[spoiler:KnightOfCerebus: AND HOW!!!]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* [[spoiler:MasterOfIllusion: He used an illusion of Cresselia to trick the heroes and Palkia.]]
* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain: The heroes had no idea that he was distorting space. They only find out when he tries to kill them, allowing them to stop his evil plans. Justified as he knew that when his nightmare would start spreading, the heroes would begin to find out why. And with the player's [[{{MySignificanceSenseIsTingling}} Dimensional Scream]], figuring out who was behind it could become really easy.]]
* [[spoiler:ObviouslyEvil]]
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac]]
* [[spoiler:TakeOverTheWorld: His plan was to [[TheNightThatNeverEnds plunge the world into neverending darkness]] and [[BadDreams nightmares]] where he could rule. Though if he actually ''is'' the ruler of the BadFuture seen ingame is unknown.]]
* [[spoiler:TrueFinalBoss]]
* [[spoiler:VileVillainSaccharineShow]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Do you ''see'' another trope that isn't behind spoiler tags?
* [[spoiler:WeCanRuleTogether - His plan B after attempting to [[DrivenToSuicide drive you to suicide]] is to trick you into joining him.]]

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