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[[folder:Pokémon Professors]]

Pokémon Professors are considered experts on Pokémon in their respective regions. They are often researchers and are the ones responsible for for distributing Pokédexes and giving the player character their starter Pokémon (except in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', when Bianca gives them to you). [[ThemeNaming They are all named after trees.]]

!!Professor Samuel Oak (Dr. Ookido)

The Pokémon Professor native to the Kanto region who specializes in the study of the relationships between humans and Pokémon. He is the grandfather of the player character's rival in [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, and their remakes]].

* AbsentMindedProfessor: He doesn't even remember his own grandson's name, and has to be reminded by the player at the beginning of the game.
* BigGood
* BigOlEyebrows
* CoolOldGuy
* IWasQuiteALooker: According to Agatha.
* MrExposition
* NiceGuy: He adores Pokémon and people alike.
* PutOnABus: Remakes of the earlier games aside, more recent titles have reduced him to cameos or mentions by other characters, if that.
** Although TheBusCameBack he returns in Pokemon Origins with the exact same speech you hear when you start the game.
* RetiredBadass: According to Agatha. While [[DummiedOut functional trainer data for him exists]] in [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow]] (as well as data for a trainer class, but no team data, for him in Pokémon [=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]), it's impossible to fight him without utilization of cheating devices or glitches. Interestingly enough, his team is tied with Mewtwo in terms of level and, unlike every opponent save for Blue, has a decent array of types.
** And since he can enter the Hall of Fame, it is implied he was once a champion in canon too, although he cannot be battled.
** BadassGrandpa: If you manage to fight him, he proves himself a literal example of this. Plus, his anime counterpart had a Dragonite!
* ThemeNaming: Oak kicks off the tradition of naming the regional professors after trees.

!!Professor Elm (Dr. Utsugi)

The Pokémon Professor native to the Johto region who specializes in the study of Pokémon breeding. According to Professor Oak, in [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], Elm "is the best when it comes to the research of Pokémon evolution."

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Even more so than Oak is joked to be.
* {{Adorkable}}: His slightly dorky mannerisms only make him more enjoyable.
* ForgetsToEat: What he sometimes does.
* GeniusDitz: His official artwork for [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]] seems to portray him this way.
* HappilyMarried: He has a wife and son.
* NiceGuy: Extremely so.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Poor Elm has to share the spotlight with Oak. As such, he's the only Pokémon Professor in the main games to not introduce you to the world of Pokémon or give the player their Pokédex. It doesn't help that Oak appears pretty much ten minutes into the first quest, and also that he doesn't make an appearance when you beat the Elite Four.
** TheArtifact: Becomes this in the remakes as eggs are hardly mysterious anymore, there's some awkward dialogue describing the Togepi egg as mysterious and odd, but nothing much after that.
* ThemeNaming: As usual, he is named after a tree like other regional professors.

!!Professor Birch (Dr. Odamaki)

The Pokémon Professor native to the Hoenn region who specializes in the study of Pokémon habitats and distributions. He is the father of the player character's rival in [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and their remakes]].

* ButtMonkey: Him getting chased by Pokémon is now essentially a RunningGag, as when you get a second starter he is ''once again'' getting chased around by an annoyed 'mon.
* GeekPhysiques: The rotund/chubby type.
* HappilyMarried: With a kid (two in [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Emerald]]).
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest of the professors.
* RenaissanceMan: ORAS shows that he's written books on Hoenn's history in general as well as on its Pokémon.
* ThemeNaming: Once again, a regional professor named after a tree.

!!Professor Rowan (Dr. Nanakamado)

The Pokémon Professor native to the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] region who specializes in the study of Pokémon evolution.

* BadassBookworm: Takes on a load of Galactic Grunts in order to stop them from overpowering Dawn or Lucas (whoever you didn't choose to be, basically), much to their fury. With his bare hands!
* BadassGrandpa: Stated (at least in the English localization) to be sixty at the very least.
* BadassLongcoat: To contrast with the previous professors, who all had labcoats.
* BadassMustache: He's the only Professor to date with one.
* BadassNormal: When he fights a load of Galactic Grunts, he does it ''with his bare hands''.
* CoolOldGuy: He's an old guy, but won't hesitate to go out in the field and help you.
* DeathGlare: Presumably what the menacing ellipses are meant to represent.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In-game, [[TheRival Barry]] finds him intimidating at first. However, he turns out to be pretty friendly.
** NiceGuy
* SweetTooth: The fridge in his lab is filled with sweets.
* ThemeNaming: Like all the Pokémon professors, he's named after a tree.

!!Professor Aurea Juniper (Dr. Araragi)

The Pokémon Professor native to the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] region who specializes in the study of the origins of Pokémon. She is the first female Pokémon Professor in the main series.

* {{Adorkable}}: Owing to her DitzyGenius status.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official English guidebook, her first name is "Aurea." This isn't mentioned in-game until ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''.
* BrainyBrunette: Ditziness aside.
* DitzyGenius: She's bright, but not always focused.
* EightiesHair
* GenerationXerox: Apparently she is very similar to her father in terms of looks, personality, and general work.
* GenkiGirl: She is very energetic and acts on something she has decided ''immediately''. This is noted by the Player Character's mother in Black 2/White 2 where she is happy that Juniper offers their child a Pokemon and Dex, but gets annoyed she already sent in Bianca to Aspertia City prior.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Fennel.
* HotScientist: Being the first female scientist of the series, it'd be hard to believe if the creators had passed this trope up.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father Like Daughter]]
* NiceGirl
* OneSteveLimit: In the Japanese version, she and her father are both referred to as "Araragi." In the English version, her father is given a first name -- Cedric.
* ThemeNaming: Once again, the professor is named after a tree.
** However, it is noteworthy that she also ''breaks'' the pattern -- somewhat. All of the previous professors are named after deciduous trees, but she's named after a coniferous one, probably to set her foreignness apart because the other professors come from Japan-inspired regions.

!!Cedric Juniper (Dr. Araragi Sr.)

Professor Aurea Juniper's father. He was once a Pokémon researcher.

* EightiesHair
* BigOlEyebrows
* CoolOldGuy: Or middle-aged guy, anyway.
* EarlyBirdCameo: You don't actually see him, but if you check out one of the pictures in his daughter's lab, it mentions her standing with a smiling man hinted to be him.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: He's the one who upgrades the Pokédex (not to National-level, though; that's for after finishing the game) upon first meeting him in Mistralton City.
* OneSteveLimit: In the Japanese version, both he and his daughter are referred to as "Araragi." In the English localization, he has a first name of "Cedric" to avoid having two characters being referred to by the same name.
** Lampshaded in the anime, where Ash says "Professor Juniper" and, after both respond, realizes that that's both of their names.
* OnlyOneName: Played straight in the original Japanese, averted in international releases. For example, the English translation gives him the full name and title of Professor Cedric Juniper.
* ParentsAsPeople: Well, his role sure isn't limited to the backstory!
* ThemeNaming: Just like his daughter.

!!Professor Augustine Sycamore (Dr. Platane)

The Pokémon Professor who resides in the [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Kalos]] Region who specializes in the research of Mega Evolution. He was once studying under Prof. Rowan, who also shares a similar research approach.

* AscendedMeme: A running joke amongst the fanbase is that Professor Oak sent the player on his or her journey, just to give him romantic alone time with their mother. In X/Y Professor Sycamore sends a letter to the player character's mother informing her that he is sending her child on a Pokemon journey, which she wonders before opening, "Is this a love letter?"
** There was also a joke among players that after Professor Juniper, there was a joke that the next Professor will be a "super hot twenty-something". Lo and behold, Professor Sycamore.
* AlmightyJanitor: In the demos of the game, he gives you a Lv. 100 Mewtwo with a Mega Stone ''like it's nobody's business.'' Of course, he doesn't magically have one in the actual game. ''Still.''
* AwesomeMcCoolName: ''Augustine Sycamore'' is one classy name.
* BadassBookworm: He battles the player during the game, a first for Professors not counting the DummiedOut Oak battle. The first time you battle him he admits he's not very good at it, but he challenges you again much later, where he is pretty tough.
** BadassLabcoat
* [[{{Bishonen}} Biseinen]]: Dear god, he's probably the most attractive male character in the series.
* TheCasanova: If the Player Character's mother is anything to go by, he has a legion of female fans in the Kalos region.
** And in the fandom, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim including some men in the mix]].
* ElementalPowers: Not Augustine himself, but his Pokémon in the demo.
** BlowYouAway: His Dragonite's secondary typing. Yes, he has a ''Dragonite''. Also his Crobat's secondary type.
** PlayingWithFire: His Chandelure's secondary type.
** [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: His Crobat's primary type.
** SoulPower: His Chandelure's primary type.
** InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Dragonite's primary typing.
* GratuitousFrench: More than any other character in ''X'' and ''Y''.
* GrayEyes
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He seems to have no problem with Lysandre's speech about making the world beautiful by cleansing it from filth and in fact praises the man for his burning passion.
* HotScientist: ''And how!''
* HotterAndSexier: Compared to the other male Pokemon Professors, natch.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: In the demo, he gives you a ''level 100 Mewtwo'' that can Mega Evolve for practically ''no reason'' at all. At least the other Professors only gave you level 5 Pokemon.
** In the game itself he's still a lot more generous than the others, giving you a Gen 1 starter in addition to the normal one fairly early into the game.
* ItWasAGift: He gives you one of the three Kanto starters early on in the game. He also gives out a ''level 100 Mewtwo'' in the demo.
* MyGreatestFailure: He feels that he could have prevented [[spoiler:his former pupil Lysandre from his descent into villainy]] himself years ago.
* NiceGuy: This guy is probably ''the'' most pleasant person to be around in the Pokemon World.
** BewareTheNiceOnes: Of course, he packs several strong mons as well.
* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler:Despite his best efforts to research Mega Evolution, he can only come up with a theory about their origins, but this theory is very different in each version. No, don't think Korrina or her father know much more about it than he does]].
* PermaStubble: Easy to miss, but the opening sequence shows a bit of it.
* RecurringBoss: Faced once early in his lab packing all three Kanto starters, and once much later in the game, where he has the Kanto starters' fully evolved versions.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ThemeNaming: ...Do we have to repeat it for the seventh time?
* UnfortunateNames: Not his English name. His Japanese name sounds closely to the Spanish word for "banana" which is "platano."
* WorthyOpponent: Non-battle example, but his former pupil [[spoiler:[[BigBad Lysandre]]]] holds Sycamore in high regard.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Dark-bluish Hair]]


[[folder:Pokémon Storage System Developers]]
Pokémon Storage System Developers are the people who operate and maintain the Pokémon Storage System across the Pokémon world. The original developer of the system is Bill.

!!Bill (Masaki Sonezaki)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates on the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Kanto]]-[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]] landmass. He is a native of the Johto region with family in both regions. He is also a famous inventor and Pokémon researcher who is regarded as an expert in many fields. Because of his large collection of both common and rare Pokémon people, including himself, call him a Poké Maniac. He considers Eevee and its evolutions as his favorite Pokémon.

* AccentAdaptation: He speaks with a Kansai accent in the Japanese versions and a southern one in the English ones.
* BalefulPolymorph: When you first meet him, he has been turned into a Pokémon (specifically Clefairy in the remakes) due to a TeleporterAccident. He gets better thanks to you, and gives you a ticket for the S.S. Anne as thanks.
* DemotedToExtra: In Generation II. He isn't as relevant to the plot as in ''Red'' and ''Blue'' and their remakes, to the point where the original ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'' told you right off the bat whose PC you were using to store your extra Pokémon instead of labeling it "Someone's PC" like the previous games as well as the [=PCs=] run by Lanette and Bebe in later installments.
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Milk]]: According to Celio from the Sevii Islands.
* ImYourBiggestFan[=/=]LoonyFan: In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'', a fan of Bill named Poké Maniac Brent calls you occasionally to give you trivia about Bill, such as: Bill's younger sister can't wink; Bill's first Pokémon was an Abra; Bill's mother was a Kimono Girl; Bill is not good at Pokémon battles; and Bill is attracted to the Goldenrod Flower Shop owner's daughter.
* ItWasAGift: He gives you an Eevee in [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal and their remakes]] and indirectly in [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum]].
* KansaiRegionalAccent
* {{Lolicon}}: Refers to [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Leaf]] as "beautiful" in the remakes. It's one of the few lines changed for a female player character (he refers to [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] as "chief"), in contrast to the large number of flirting from the ([[PuppyLove roughly same aged]]) female characters in the game.
* MacGuffinEscortMission: In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]]'', an extra quest was added after the Cinnabar Gym battle, in which Bill takes you to the first three islands in the Sevii Archipelago to deliver a meteorite.
* ShoutOut: His teleportation incident is a direct homage to Film/TheFly.
** His name has been referred to as an allusion to Bill Gates, former head of Microsoft and developer of the Microsoft Windows operating system for personal computers.
* TeleporterAccident

!! Lanette (Mayumi)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]] region. She updates Bill's storage system by giving it a user friendly graphical interface and the ability to store more Pokémon and change the wallpaper of the boxes Pokémon are stored in. She is Brigette's younger sister.

* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: It may be a little hard to determine from the picture, but when considering her sister this may just be the case.
* GeniusSlob: Her house gets very cluttered while she researches.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MegaTwintails
* PunnyName: Her name is based off the small self-contained computer network known as a LAN. She also has the word "net" in her name.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

!! Brigette (Azusa)
The host of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Box Ruby and Sapphire]] and Pokémon Bank. She is also Lanette's older sister.

* TheBusCameBack: Returns to operate Pokemon Bank in Generation VI.
** LongBusTrip: Her last appearance was ''three generations ago'', or ''over ten years ago'' if you go by Japan.
* CoatCape: Has one in Gen VI Sugimori art.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: In Gen III, at least. In Gen VI, it is a moderately short dress.
* FieryRedhead
* GirlinessUpgrade: A slight one: In Gen III, she had short hair, a DangerouslyShortSkirt, brown sandals, and looked overall like a tomboy. In Gen VI, she wears a short dress, she has different, green sandals, and her hair is longer, making her look a bit more feminine (though she does still look a bit like a tomboy).
* HotScientist
* ItWasAGift: She gives the player special Pokémon depending on how many Pokémon the player has stored in their Pokémon Box game. She gives out a [[BlowYouAway Swablu]] with [[NobodyCanDie False Swipe]], a [[RascallyRaccoon Zigza]][[{{Tanuki}} goon]] with [[SuperSpeed Extremespeed]], a [[CuteKitten Skitty]] with [[MoneyToThrowAway Pay Day]], and a [[ShockAndAwe Pichu]] with [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom Surf]]. For first-time users of Pokémon Bank, she'll give out a [[OlympusMons Celebi]].
* PunnyName: Her name comes from ''bridge'', a piece of equipment that connects two separate networks. It also contains the word ''rig'', a slang name for a computer.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Her Gen VI artwork shows this under her CoatCape.

!! Celio (Nishiki)

A Pokémon Storage System programmer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Sevii Islands]] and he's good friends with Bill. He runs the Pokémon Net Center on [[NumericalThemeNaming One Island]] where he built and maintains the Pokémon Network machine.

* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* FetchQuest: He makes Red search out to the rest of the Sevii Islands to find the Ruby and the Sapphire so he use them to finish the Pokémon Network machine and connect with Lanette in [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]].
* FunWithAcronyms[=/=]PunnyName: His name may be a reference to the '''C'''orps of '''E'''ngineers '''L'''ibrary '''I'''nformation '''O'''nline.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Olive Hair]]

!! Bebe (Mizuki)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] region.

* BareYourMidriff
* DumbBlonde: Inverted. She is described as an expert in computing.
* ItWasAGift: She gives the player character an Eevee she got from Bill.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: In the Japanese versions.
* PunnyName: May come from UsefulNotes/BBCode.
* {{Shorttank}}: Not only does she resemble one but with her hairstyle in the picture above she looks a little like a certain redhead from this very franchise who is the picture example for this trope.

!! Hayley (Yukari)

The host of MyPokemonRanch and a friend of Bebe.

* BeautyMark
* [[{{Cowboy}} Cowgirl]]

!! Amanita (Shouro)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] region. She is Fennel's younger sister.

* ChildProdigy: Just look at her! She looks even younger than the player characters, most of whom are barely eleven, yet she's a computer prodigy.
* GirlishPigtails
* {{Meganekko}}
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

!! Cassius (Kurokea)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Kalos]] region.

* BrokenStreak: The first male Pokémon Storage System Developer in years, ending a streak of PSS Developers after Bill being female.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Implied. He doesn't look like a professional computer expert at first glance aside from the odd supercomputer in the back of the building.
* FaceOfAThug: When you enter his house in Camphrier Town, it's mainly him, a supercomputer, and two Punk Girls. You wouldn't think for a moment that was the living quarters of the Storage System Developer.
* FreakyFashionMildMind: He has the same model as the Punk Guy trainer class but his manner of speaking is borderline pleasant.
* HiddenDepths: Considering how he talks, and the fact that his model matches that of the Punk Guy trainer class, yet he runs the system in Kalos.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: As mentioned before, all previous system developers look somewhat geeky or professional. Cassius, on the other hand, dresses like a gangster.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The Trading Card Game gives him a pair of glasses to differentiate him from the Punk Guy trainer class. May overlap with PurelyAestheticGlasses.



* ColorCodedCharacters: Cheryl is green, Mira is pink, Riley is blue, Marley is black, Buck is red.
* CompetitiveBalance: They all specialize in certain stats in the Battle Tower.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Though only partially for Buck.
* ThemeNaming: All of them are named after grains, though some are more obvious then others (to wit: Cereal, Millet, Rye, Barley, and Buckwheat).
* WeaponOfChoice: Each of them are associated with the mon they use as a tag partner in your encounters with them. In order: Chansey/Blissey for Cheryl, Kadabra's evolutionary line for Mira, Lucario for Riley, Arcanine for Marley, and Claydol for Buck.

!!Cheryl (Momi)

A young woman whom the player crosses paths in Eterna Forest.

* CoolBigSis
* HitPoints: Her stat specialty.
* NiceGirl: She's sweet and soft-spoken, she has a Chansey, which evolves though happiness, and she gives you the Soothe Bell after you help her through Eterna Forest.
* WeaponOfChoice: Chansey/Blissey.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: A forest-green shade, too.

!!Mira (Miru)

A young girl who's found lost inside a cave and needs to be escorted out.

* BadassAdorable: You first find her lost in a cave with a powerful [[MindOverMatter Psychic Pokémon]] as her partner.
* HairDecorations
* FashionableAsymmetry: One pigtail is pulled into a shoulder-length loop while the other hangs down past her hips.
* GirlishPigtails
* HeroWorshipper: A few lines indicate that she admires the player character and their way of raising Pokemon, wanting to be just like them.
* ThirdPersonPerson
* TightsUnderShorts
* TokenMiniMoe
* SquishyWizard: Her team specializes in the Special Attack stat. (Many of them aren't ''that'' fragile, but power is always their first priority.)
* WeaponOfChoice: Kadabra/Alakazam.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

!!Riley (Gen)

A young man who keeps peace at Iron Island.

* BadassInANiceSuit: Admit it, he has an awesome outfit. He also fills the badass trait with being one of the two stat trainers to confront Team Galactic with you in some way.
* BattleAura: In ''Platinum'', he gets an animated sprite where he stretches his hand. You can visibly see his own aura engulf it for a moment.
* {{Bishonen}}
* {{Expy}}: Looks like a reincarnation of [[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Sir Aaron]], down to the blue NiceHat to their signature Pokémon.
* GlassCannon: His team specializes in the Attack stat. (Many of them aren't ''that'' fragile, but power is always their first priority.)
* NiceHat: His fedora is a nice touch when he's dressed as a BadassInANiceSuit.
* SharpDressedMan
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WeaponOfChoice: Lucario. [[BlatantLies This doesn't reinforce his expiness at all.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Marley (Mai)

A very quiet young girl who wishes to find the Legendary Pokémon Shaymin.

* AscendedExtra: Takes part in the Shaymin event in [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]].
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her appearance looks fairly similar to the Gothitelle line.
* HairDecorations
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When talked to, she mentions "the Pokémon among flowers." This is referring to Shaymin, a Pokémon that wasn't available in a legitimately until a while after VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl's release.
* FragileSpeedster: Her team specializes in the Speed stat. ((Many of them aren't ''that'' fragile, but quickness is always their first priority.)
* {{Kuudere}}: "...I might like battling with you. ...Just a little. Only a tiny bit."
* TheQuietOne: If you talk to her when partnered up, she notes the player character as very chatty.
* TheStoic: Manages to be more effective at this than '''Cyrus'''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Arcanine.

!!Buck (Baku)

A trainer who wants to explore Stark Mountain to find Heatran. In Platinum, he instead helps deal with the remnant of Team Galactic.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Barry.
* FieryRedhead
* HeelRealization: Realizes that [[spoiler:stealing the magma stone]] was not a good idea, so he decides to fix it by returning it to Mt. Stark.
* HotBlooded: He is the younger brother of [[PlayingWithFire Flint]], after all.
* JerkAss: Comes across this way in Diamond and Pearl. It's toned down in Platinum.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Taking the magma stone.]] Fitting the trope even more, the player helps him with this.
* StoneWall: His team specializes in the Defense stat.
* TheUnfought: His first appearance in Diamond and Pearl seems to set him up as an opponent. However, for some reason you end up teaming up with him instead. You can fight him at the Battleground later, if you wish.
* WeaponOfChoice: Claydol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: He runs off to return the Magma Stone. If you try to follow him, you will find an awake Heatran and no sign of Buck or the stone. This is the last time you see Buck outside of the Battle Tower. Obviously he got out okay and the volcano didn't erupt, but still...]]


[[folder:Other Side Characters]]

!!Daisy Oak (Nanami Ookido)

Blue's older sister. Unlike her {{Jerkass}} of a brother, she is actually a kind and gentle young woman. She gives the player a Map in the Gen I games (and their remakes), and offers massages in the Gen II games (and their remakes).

* CoolBigSis: Sister of the rival from [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, and their remakes]].
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* HiddenDepths: It wasn't until the remakes, but examine the right bookshelf and you'll discover that Daisy's a [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire former Contest champion]]. No wonder she's so good at grooming Pokémon.
* [[NiceGirl Nice Woman]]
* SpotOfTea


A little girl from Saffron City who not only loves mimicking people, but is also very good at it.

* CostumeCopycat: She does it for fun with no bad intention.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* StopCopyingMe: [[SuddenlyVoiced Red/Leaf's reaction to her]]. It unnerves quite a few of her peers too, if her parents are to be believed.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: She will imitate the male player character, including [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction their clothes]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: However, as of [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], she has brown hair.

!! Mr. Fuji

A kind old man from Lavender Town who looks after and takes care of abandoned and orphaned Pokémon.

* TheAtoner: It's suggested at a few points that he was involved in Mewtwo's creation.
** [[spoiler: Confirmed in PokemonOrigins.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* DistressedDude: Shortly after he went to the Pokémon tower to pay his respects to the spirit of the Marowak that Team Rocket had killed earlier, Team Rocket shows up again, and takes him hostage inside.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He takes care of abandoned and orphaned Pokémon. Just look at the page image.
* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: Upon [[spoiler: the creation of Mewtwo. The games only show his [[TheAtoner atoner]] attitude, and PokemonOrigins shows the BSOD.]]
* MadScientist: There's a picture of him on Cinnabar Island with the description "Dr. Fuji?!?!" He was also old friends with Blaine, and is suspected to have been involved with the creation of Mewtwo.
* NiceGuy
* PapaWolf: To the Pokémon in his orphanage.
* WastelandElder

!!Kiyo (Nobuhiko)


->Voiced By: Takeharu Onishi (JP), Dan Green (EN)

The Karate Master[=/=]King of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City, he used to be Gym Leader, until Sabrina's Psychic-types crushed his Fighting-types. Now he trains students in his converted gym.

* {{Badass}}: Wields two high-level Fighting types, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. And in his sole anime appearance, he caught a powerful Tyrogue by battling it ''himself''.
* BonusBoss: In most of his appearances, fighting him is entirely optional, though it's also the only way to get the Hitmon line outside of trading.
* TheCameo: He's trying to set up a new dojo in Lumiose City in ''X'' and ''Y'', but things aren't going well.
* CurbstompBattle: Courtesy of Sabrina.
* GracefulLoser: Being that he's no longer an official Gym Leader, he's under no obligation to give you anything when you beat him, he chooses to reward you with a Pokémon of his own will.
* {{Kiai}}: Most of his dialogue.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like most of the trainers in Gen I, he didn't have a name, and was thus only known as the Karate Master.
* RedBaron: The Karate Master, then the Karate King.
* SeriesContinuityError: He was misnamed "Koichi" in both the Japanese and English versions of ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]''. His Pokémon are also inexplicably a few levels lower in in the Gen II games and their remakes.
* TrainingFromHell: In the Gen II games and their remakes, he's left the dojo to train deep within Mt. Mortar. Finding and beating him nets the player a Tyrogue, provided they have an empty slot in their party.
* UniqueEnemy: In every game he appears, he's the only way to get any of the "Hitmon"-type Pokémon. As of Gen II, you can breed other Tyrogues so you can eventually get all of them, but in Gen I the only way to get the one you didn't choose was to trade for it.
* WeaponOfChoice: Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee.

!!Eusine (Minaki)

A strange man who is obsessed with finding Suicune.

* BadassCape
* BowtiesAreCool: A big red one to go with with his nice suit.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Suicune]], oh so very much. Has undertones of StalkerWithACrush at times.
* {{Flanderization}}: In [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]], Eusine demonstrates his knowledge of Johto's history in general and helps you get [[ThePhoenix Ho-Oh]]. Since these plot elements are given to other characters in Pokémon [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], all that's really left for him is his obsession with Suicune.
* HairColorDissonance Of the "blond hair being represented by light brown" variety. [[note]]It's never ''exactly'' clear what shade his hair is supposed to be; it varies from definitely blond in his overworld sprite to light brown in the game intro and somewhere in between in his battle sprite.[[/note]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Morty.
* LargeHam
* PunnyName: Eusine, pronounced "you-seen", as in "Have '''you seen''' Suicune?"
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: to Morty's Blue Oni.
* SharpDressedMan In [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], a Young Couple will even call the player, mentioning Eusine and complimenting his fashion sense.
* WhiteGloves

!!The Kimono Girls (The [[ Maiko]])

A group of five, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin kimono-clad]] young women who live in Ecruteak City, and who give you the HM for Surf upon being defeated.

* AscendedExtra: They were mostly there so you could get the HM for Surf in the original versions and not a whole lot else. In the remakes, they're pretty much relevant throughout the Johto section of the game, even being the ones who summon the mascot of the version you're playing.
* BossRush: In the remakes, you fight all five in a row.
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunmen]]: In [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], they pop up once each throughout the game. It turns out that they are the ones who summon the box legendary.
* TheChessmaster
* ClimaxBoss: Their role in the remakes is something similar to this. They're fought after the eight Gyms are conquered, but before the Elite Four challenge, and right before the summoning of the version mascot.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Throughout the game, you will encounter them at certain points and likely forget not soon after. Then you find out they can kick Silver's ass and still give you a good challenge with their Eeveelutions.
* HelpImStuck: A variation happens in the remakes : When you encounter Sayo in the Ice Path, she'll tell you that her sandals got stuck to the ice, and request your help to get her out.
* OneSteveLimit: In the Japanese version of ''GSC'', one of them had the same Japanese name as Maylene. It was changed in the remakes, as Maylene makes a cameo there.
* TookALevelInBadass: Because you encounter them much later on in the remakes, their Pokémon are also obviously much stronger, not to mention you fight all five of them in a row. Even [[TheRival Silver]] got his ass handed to him battling them.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: They all look like the picture above.

!!Kurt (Gantetsu)

An old man from Azalea City, and an expert in making Poké Balls from Apricorns.

* BadassGrandpa: He charges after Team Rocket at Slowpoke's Well alone, only stopped by hurting his back. He seems to have quite a reputation in Azalea, too.
* CoolOldGuy
* ItemCrafting: ''The'' go-to guy for making Poké Balls.

!!The Foreigner Rocket / Ex-Rocket Grunt

Rather minor character in ''Gold & Silver'', who was the last Team Rocket Grunt that the player battled. Later reappeared in ''Black & White'' having [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming given up on his old ways and raised a family]].

* FunnyForeigner
* HeelFaceTurn: He may not be actively heroic, but we know he's given up on villainy.
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny
* TheRemnant

!!Looker (Handsome)

A police agent who shows up in Sinnoh to try and arrest Team Galactic. He later shows up in Unova, requesting the player's help in finding and arresting the rogue Seven Sages of Team Plasma. He shows up again in Kalos in a sidequest where the player character becomes his partner in a private detective agency in Lumiose City.

* BadassLongcoat
* ButNowIMustGo: At the end of his sidequest in X and Y.
* TheCameo: Shows up in the postgame of Black and White, and again in the postgame of X and Y.
* CatchPhrase: "I need three minutes," and he likes to describe things as "hard-boiled."
* CharacterDevelopment: In PokemonXAndY.
* DayInTheLimelight: Gets his own major quest chain in the PokemonXAndY postgame.
* DeadSidekick: His backstory implies that a Pokemon partner of his was killed prior to the events of X and Y, making him decide to work alone.
* FunnyForeigner: His manner of speech suggests he is not a native speaker of the language, and he's certainly an unusual fellow.
** X & Y go out of their way to explain this. He speaks fluent French [[TranslationConvention (the language the games are technically in)]] but when a Kantonian woman walks in screaming in fright in Japanese, Looker mistranslates what she said as something about being dishonored about bad tea. [[spoiler: She was robbed and her Pokémon were kidnapped.]]
** X & Y also seems to suggest that his native tongue is some sort of alt-Germanic language.
--->[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Ein, tvo, tri, fjore... fif!]] Five Looker Tickets!
* TheGambler: After the main scenario in the Sinnoh games, he can be found at the Game Corner playing slots.
** You can also see him there before you fight Maylene, though he ''claims'' it's because he's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial looking for Team Galactic]].
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:In X and Y, it's mentioned by Emma that he used to have a Pokémon as his partner, but it didn't make it during a case a long time ago. Come to think of it, he did have a Croagunk in ''Platinum'' that [[FridgeHorror hasn't shown up since...]]]]
* InterpolSpecialAgent
* [[KnownOnlyByTheirNickname Known Only By Their Codename]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has his own disproportionately epic theme music kick in whenever he rushes onscreen.
* MasterOfDisguise: He disguises himself as a rock in Platinum and as the player character's ''mom'' in Black and White.
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: He is ''not'' however a master of languages. He speaks good French, but poor English and Japanese.
* NonSequitur: At the beginning of the post-game, your mother asks Looker what him giving you the Super Rod has to do with catching Team Plasma's agents. His response? "Absolutely nothing!"
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:To Emma in X and Y, but only temporarily, as once his work in Kalos is done he has to leave the region. On the other hand, once he does depart, he arranges for Emma to keep using the agency building so that she no longer has to live out in the streets.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: Until the end, where he manages to arrest Charon.
** Averted in X & Y, as he [[spoiler: is tracking down Xerosic in an arrangement with Malva (its implied he gave her a plea bargain in exchange for stopping Xerosic).]] However, it's played straight [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels when someone starts speaking Japanese...]]
** Played straight again in Black and White, where he manages not to show up until everything is settled, and the Sages willingly turn themselves in. Though he still somehow managed to let Zinzolin go without successful rehabilitation.
* PrivateDetective: He's not really one, but he uses this as a cover for his Interpol work in X and Y.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: Indulges in this after each of his missions in X and Y.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: You'd think he'd should up again in the sequels to pursue the rest of Team Plasma, but he's oddly absent. Due to the released timeline showing that X/Y take place at the same time as B/W 2, it's most likely the case that he was busy in Kalos during the events of the game.

!!Fennel (Makomo)

A young woman from Striaton City, and close friend of Professor Juniper's. She is a scientist who specializes in studying Pokémon's dreams. She serves as a guide in the Pokémon Dream World.

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CustomUniform: Her design is heavily based off of the other females of the Scientist class, but she has a flower hairclip to set her apart.
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: Does this in her anime introduction. With her lab coat, oddly enough.
* ForcedTutorial: Even if you choose "No" when she gives you the Game Sync tutorial, she will still explain it to you.
* HairColorDissonance: Well it's ''sorta''... purple... Are they going for blue, actually?
* HairDecorations: Her clip matches the pattern on Munna.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Juniper.
* HotScientist: Whether or not she surpasses Juniper in this regard is up to you.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NiceGirl: Despite her... [[StopHelpingMe insistence]], she is otherwise a very kind woman.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She shows a lot of pink; her hairclip, her sandals, her inner top, and most of all, her Pokémon Munna and Musharna.
* RapunzelHair

!!Yancy/[[StageName Nancy]] (Ruri/[[StageName Rukko]])

The female worker option should the player be male in Black 2 & White 2.

* BeautyMark: Right below her left eye.
* CatchPhrase: She always ends her sentences in an awkward/nervous laugh "Ahaha!".
* TheConfidant: Nate becomes this to her; she talks to him about her insecurities and aspirations, and asks him advice on how to deal with family problems, competitiveness with co-workers, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking how she looks in her hat]]. [[InformedAttribute Apparently]], he gives excellent advise.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Curtis. She appears if you play as a boy.
* FanGirl: To Elesa. Yancy all but squees when interviewing her, and when Elesa smiles at her, Yancy wonders if it's "okay to be this happy".
* FerrisWheelDateMoment: With Nate, if her SidequestSidestory is followed.
* HairDecorations: In her stage outfit she has a yellow and pink ribbon in her hair, and what is either a headband or her headset.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: More or less her purpose. The official guide even calls your friendship with her a romance!
** She even writes a love song about her and Nate, sometimes on the Celebrity TV Channel it will say she's about to sing a song she wrote titled "Xtransceiver Love", [[HeartWarmingMoments awwww]].
* LivingADoubleLife: Her "day job" is being a TV personality and celebrity idol named Nancy, who can be frequently seen on the "Celebrity" programming choice when watching a TV.
* LuminescentBlush: After calling her a certain number of times, she'll gain one in her talk sprite.
** CrushBlush: The obvious reason.
* NiceGirl: She's quite sweet and friendly.
* NiceHat: When off from work, she even asks if you like it at one point.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Obviously.
* ShipTease: It eventually becomes pretty obvious that she has a crush on Nate.
* [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter Schrödinger's]] DistaffCounterpart: If you play as a female character, Yancy still exists and can be "seen" on TV doing interviews; the player just never interacts with her.
* SidequestSidestory: After finding her lost Xtransceiver, you can initiate a series of calls with her and eventually trade Pokémon with her.
** GuideDangIt: Good luck actually completing the sidequest without consulting an online walkthrough, because even the official guide is horribly unclear.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

!!Curtis/[[StageName Christoph]] (Tetsu/[[StageName Tenma]])

The male worker option should the player be female in Black 2 & White 2.

* {{Adorkable}}: Absolutely. As he gets to know Rosa on a personal level, he begins to open up, and for someone who is a rather famous and popular TV/Radio host, he's surprisingly insecure and not at all conceited.
* BeautyMark: Right below his mouth.
* CatchPhrase: Of a sort. He tends to end his interviews with a seemingly awkward/nervous laugh. "Ah ha ha!"
** As he becomes more comfortable with Rosa, he gains another:
-->'''Curtis:''' Um... I hope you can help me with this.
* ClassyCravat: He wears one with his stage outfit.
* TheConfidant: The same with Rosa as Yancy is with Nate.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* FerrisWheelDateMoment: With Rosa, if his SidequestSidestory is followed.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: More or less his purpose. The official guide even calls your friendship with him a romance!
* LivingADoubleLife: His "day job" is being a TV personality and celebrity idol named Christoph, who can be frequently seen on the "Celebrity" programming choice when watching a TV.
* LuminescentBlush: After calling him a certain number of times, he'll gain one in his talk sprite.
** CrushBlush: The obvious reason.
* NiceGuy: He's quite sweet and friendly. He also often talks about his family, and his dialogue makes it clear how much he loves them. He even asks Rosa for advice when he has disagreements with them, and usually resolves to sincerely apologize and avoid making the same mistake in the future.
* NiceHat: When off from work.
* ShipTease: It eventually becomes quite obvious that he has a crush on Rosa. When on the Ferris wheel with her, he even goes so far as to say that while the Unova region is certainly very pretty, it's not the only thing that's pretty around here. [[{{Adorkable}} Oh, Curtis]].
* [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter Schrödinger's]] SpearCounterpart: If you play as a male character, Curtis still exists and can be "seen" on TV doing interviews; the player just never interacts with him.
* SidequestSidestory: After finding his lost Xtransceiver, you can initiate a series of calls with him and eventually trade Pokémon with him.
** GuideDangIt: Good luck actually completing the sidequest without consulting an online walkthrough, because even the official guide is horribly unclear.
* SpearCounterpart: To Yancy. He appears if you play as a girl.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Professor Burnet

The professor in charge of the Pokémon Dream Radar application. She searches for abnormalities in different spaces where Pokémon and items dwell.

* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Capture Cthulhu?]]: She built the radar so she could study Pokémon and the Dream world. She ended up helping catch the [[OlympusMons Kami Trio]]. And, if the player has any of the Generation IV game cards, she thinks about a theme, builds a new extension, and lets you ''catch the title Legendaries for those games.''
* EinsteinHair: Female variant, less balding.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: They are presumably the same type of goggles the player uses to interact with the Interdream Zone.
* HotScientist: Look at her suit. If you don't get it, look again.
* LatexSpaceSuit: Never actually explained...
* MarriedToTheJob: She makes a point of mentioning that she needs to go outside.
* MinimalistCast: Unless you count the [[OlympusMons Kami Trio]], she is the only character in the Dream Radar application.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May have all-white hair, but was in college with Fennel.

!!Grace (Saki)
She is the parent of the protagonist in VideoGame/PokemonXAndY. She (and by proxy, you) just recently moved to Vaniville Town, not realizing that her child would start on a Pokémon adventure. She was also a world famous Rhyhorn racer but now retired, with her Rhyhorn pet resting in front of your lawn.

* ActionMom: Was a former Rhyhorn racer, who was very popular back in her day.
* BrokenStreak: She's the first mother to actually have her own room. No more mother sleeps in the kitchen jokes!
** She is also rather noteworthy that rather than Sycamore [[RecurringElement reminding you that there is a time and place for everything]], it's her instead!
* FamedInStory: She has a large amount of fans in the Kalos region due to being a professional Rhyhorn racer even to this day.
* NoNameGiven: She never actually mentions her name, but other [=NPCs=] will allude her.
* {{Tomboy}}: Implied with her former profession.

!!Dexio and Sina (Gina)

Assistants to Professor Sycamore. They appear repeatedly through the game to power up the player's Pokedex.

* {{Leitmotif}}: Have a very friendly-sounding one and [[spoiler:a more energetic version as the "Defenders of Kalos".]]
* McNinja: Their [[spoiler:"Defenders of Kalos" costumes]] have this kind of motif.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler:The defenders of Kalos aren't fooling anyone.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Sina is brash, impulsive and loud while Dexio is collected and more patient. [[spoiler:This is represented in their masks and scarfs--Sina wears red ones, Dexio blue ones.]]
* ScarfOfAssKicking: While they are [[spoiler:the "Defenders of Kalos."]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Are almost never seen apart from one another.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sina has violet hair.



A world-wandering man from Unova, and expert on Hoenn's secret bases. He serves as a guide to ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'''s new and improved secret base system, filling Brendan and May in on them as they travel the region, and even battling them at one point.

* {{Eagleland}}: He's from Unova and trends on the nicer side of this trope.
* NiceHat: He wears a snazzy-looking red fedora on his head.
* SignatureMove: Flygon.
* ThemeNaming: Whatever the language, his name is a reference to the Hypericum flower genus.
* WalkingTheEarth: Has spent about eleven years wandering the world.

!!Lisia (Lucia)


The niece of Wallace, Lisia is a young Pokémon Coordinator introduced in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', and the most famous and popular in the Hoenn region. She helps Brendan/May get a start in Pokémon Contest Spectaculars, and provides them with clothes to wear during those Contests.

* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit shows off her navel.
* CatSmile
* CoolBigSis: She gets you started on the Contest path, and congratulates you every time you win.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her hair matches her light green eyes.
* DetachedSleeves: They look like an Altaria's wings.
* FamedInStory: Noted to be one of the most famous and popular coordinators in Hoenn.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Wears only one stocking on her left leg, as well as having a longer strip of hair on the right side of her face.
* GenderBlenderName: She notes that her Altaria is male, but many people mistake "Ali" for a feminine name.
* GenkiGirl: She is very upbeat and energetic.
* HairDecorations: Wears a small hair clip, which also holds a Key Stone.
* IdolSinger: Modeled after one, and has the in-game popularity to match.
* LuminescentBlush: Very, very, ''very'' often in-game.
* NiceGirl: She picks you to be the next Contest Star, and gives you a snazzy costume, a Contest Pass, and a Pokéblock Kit, all for free.
* OlderThanTheyLook: A magazine found on Sea Mauville, which was abandoned decades before the games, has a young woman on the cover that resembles Lisia. If it was indeed her, then this is definitely the case, as she doesn't look much older than you.
* [[SignatureMove Signature Mon]]: Her Altaria, nicknamed Ali.
* ShipTease: Lisia gets quite a bit of it with the main character no matter what gender the player chooses, leading to a minor case of AmbiguouslyBi.
* SuperMode: She can Mega Evolve her Altaria, Ali, using the Key Stone in her hairpin.
* ShowgirlSkirt: A short flared-out tutu.
* UncattyResemblance: Her outfit is stylized like her Altaria.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: With a ShowgirlSkirt tutu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light teal hair.

!!Zinnia (Higana)


A mysterious young lady introduced in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' as a major character. A Whismur named Aster is her traveling partner.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has slightly suntanned skin to go with her outdoorsy look.
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Defeats Maxie (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Archie (in ''Alpha Sapphire'') and steals his Key Stone. The defeated team leader even remarks on her mastery over her Dragon-type Pokémon.]]
* BadassBookworm: As a Lorekeeper, she's very knowledgeable about the history of Hoenn, particularly Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, and their ancient battles.
* BadassCape: She wears a white, tattered cape around her shoulders.
* BloodKnight: Her PrimalStance and SlasherSmile when battling, as well as her eagerness to battle you a final time, show she's not merely a sweet GenkiGirl.
* BoobsOfSteel: Just by looking at her, you can tell she's one of the more buxom characters in the series. She's also an extremely powerful trainer with a thing for Dragon-types.
* CallBack: One line she says references Reshiram and Zekrom.
-->"Are they based on the ideals you cling to? Or are they based on actual truths?"
* ColorMotif: Wears primarily black, gray and tan giving off an adventurer vibe.
* CurbstompBattle: With her on the receiving end. She battles you after you capture Rayquaza, which along with being able to Mega Evolve, stands at Level 70, 8 levels higher than her highest leveled Pokémon, Salamence, and thus is more than capable of knocking out her entire team without breaking a sweat.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Intends to sacrifice her life to revive Rayquaza and see her dead daughter again in the process.]] [[WhamLine Damn]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has a Mega Anklet that wraps around her right leg, which is designed after Rayquaza.
* FloralThemeNaming: Her name comes directly from the zinnia genus of flowers. Furthermore, her Whismur is nicknamed Aster, which is another genus of flowers.
* GenkiGirl: Zinnia is very cheerful when the player first meets her.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a brief one when she realizes that [[spoiler:Rayquaza doesn't have enough energy to Mega Evolve]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Her comments before the final battle reveal that [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker she intended to die]] [[MilesToGoBeforeISleep while fulfilling the last of her duties and saving the world]] so as to be reunited with her daughter.]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: She has a Salamence, and it can Mega Evolve. Apart from her Whismur, all of her known Pokémon are Dragon-type.
* NonActionGuy: Her Whismur, Aster, who isn't used in battle.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She doesn't look much older than a teen or a young adult, but she's at least old enough to [[spoiler:have had a (deceased) daughter, assuming teen pregnancy wasn't involved]].
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Only her Salamance looks like a typical dragon. Her [[DinosaursAreDragons Tyrantrum looks like a dinosaur]], her Altaria looks like a bird, her Goodra looks like a bipedal slug, and her Noivern looks like a bat.
* PrimalStance: When entering battle, she hunches over and sways her arms while having a crazed look on her face. There's no real reason why, and she's calm and upright the moment the battle is over.
* RedIsHeroic: Her eyes are red and her clothes have red markings on them.
* ReplacementGoldfish: It's eventually revealed that she named her Whismur, Aster, [[spoiler:after her dead daughter]].
* SlasherSmile: The look on her face during battles is unsettling.
* TheSouthpaw: Her left hand is her throwing hand and she's seen clutching a Poké Ball in her left hand in her Sugimori artwork.
* SuperMode: Her Mega Salamence. She carries her Key Stone on the Mega Anklet.
* TomboyishSideTails: Her forelocks are grown out quite a bit, emphasizing her tomboyish personality.
* WalkingTheEarth: After the events of the Delta Episode, her grandmother tells you she went on a journey to "find herself".
* WeaponOfChoice: Her Salamence is her strongest Pokemon. During the final battle against her, she uses its Mega Evolution.
* WellIntentionedExtremist:
** [[spoiler:Joined Team Magma (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Aqua (in ''Alpha Sapphire'') during the main storyline and assisted them in awakening Groudon/Kyogre in hopes that Rayquaza will respond to the weather crisis caused. The fact that this doesn't happen leads to her actions in the Delta Episode.]]
** [[spoiler: She also steals many of the character's Key Stones, including Brendan/May's, Wally's, Courtney (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Matt's (in ''Alpha Sapphire''), and Maxie (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Archie's (in ''Alpha Sapphire''), hoping that a large number of them will enforce Rayquaza's Mega Evolution. Once again, she's wrong. She returns them all once the crisis is over though.]]
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She wears grey short shorts with red ties.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Type B.


[[folder:Unmarked Spoilers for X and Y]]

The following characters have been put in this folder since they have too many spoilered tropes and cause a problem with policy. Therefore all spoilers are being unmarked for these characters. ''You have been warned''.

-->''Do you want to know unending pain... like I have?''
A mysterious Trainer from ''X and Y''. The player encounters him several times throughout their journey. He is incredibly scornful and nihilistic in regards to humanity. He is in fact the ancient king of Kalos from thousands of years ago, granted eternal life by the Ultimate Weapon after using it to revive his deceased Floette.

* AgeWithoutYouth: Played with, according to WordOfGod he continued to age despite being rendered immortal, but still looks a bit younger than you'd expect a 3,000 year old man to be.
* AntiVillain: Up there with N in terms of being sympathetic.
* TheAtoner: For killing thousands of Pokémon and people to use the Ultimate Weapon and revive his Floette.
* {{Badass}}: AZ may not be at your level when you fight, but there's no denying that his team is good. He also looks very imposing.
* BadassGrandpa: He's 3000 years old, and also a decent fighter. Physically, he's stuck in his fifties or sixties.
* BiggerBad: Sort of- he's not actively malevolent any more. His device is the reason that Lysandre is almost able to wipe out everyone on the planet, but he doesn't have that direct an impact on the plot, at least until towards the end.
* BlowYouAway: His Sigilyph.
* CurbstompBattle: With him on the receiving end. You battle him directly after your fight with the champion, meaning you are probably more than capable of defeating his three Pokemon. Not to mention their levels are a lot lower than the Elite Four and Champion's Pokemon.
* CursedWithAwesome: He is a 3,000 year-old immortal...
** BlessedWithSuck: ... but that's because of the ultimate weapon that when used, killed thousands, which left him to wander the land alone without his Floette as a result.
* DishingOutDirt: His Golurk.
* DeathSeeker: Heavily implied, which is stunning given it is a Pokemon game.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: It takes ''3,000 years'' of WalkingTheEarth before he finally redeems himself and reunites with his Floette.
* EmperorScientist: The former King of Kalos, who also built a doomsday device/immortality machine.
* FlyingDutchman: Of the "Wandering Jew" sorts. He was cursed with immortality as a side effect of the Ultimate Weapon and has been wandering endlessly for ''3,000 years'' searching for his lost Pokémon.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Similar to [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Bianca]] in your final battle with her, all three of his Pokémon have the move Return.
* TheGiant: '''''HOLY CRAP.''''' Either in SuperDeformed mode or realistic-size-in-a-cutscene mode, the player character is barely taller than his ''knee''. He's described as being 9 ft. tall or taller than a stretched out Seviper is long.
** GentleGiant: Though it turns out he is rather nice once his nihilism is gone. Good thing too, because he would've been a ''very'' imposing villain otherwise.
** According to WordOfGod his height is a side effect of the Ultimate Weapon making him immortal. [[invoked]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Platonically, with Floette.
* ImmortalityImmorality: On the one hand, becoming immortal himself wasn't his main goal. On the other hand, he was willing to and did sacrifice many others to revive his partner.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Her Kind]]: Downplayed. While Floette as a species still exists, his Floette's unique color and flower suggests that she is the only species variant of her age to still be alive.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ A very solemn piano theme]] plays during his scenes.
* MindOverMatter: His Sigilyph.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks very very good for his age and hasn't seemed to have aged past 50-60 physically. Though even then people in reality would shrink as they age, he did the opposite.
* PerpetualFrowner: Hard to blame him considering his backstory. He does smile after battling the PC at the end though.
* PlayingWithFire: His Torkoal.
* PostFinalBoss: See CurbstompBattle.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's an immortal, and he's been WalkingTheEarth for 3000 years.
* RealMenWearPink: His best friend is a [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Floette]].
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: After battling the PC, he'll come around to this.
* RummageSaleReject: Potentially [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as given how disheveled he looks, he may well have been homeless for a long time, leading to this trope.
** Not to mention the issues in finding things that would ''fit'', given his size.
* ShoutOut: Seems to be one to Odin, who's noted in the myths as being very tall, having only one eye, and sometimes appearing to travelers as a ragged old man. Fitting, since all three Kalos legendaries are based off Norse creatures.
** There's also hints of [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] in him too. Specifically: In the Epic, Gilgamesh traveled long and far in his quest for immortality for himself after the death of his closest companion, Enkidu; paralleling AZ's WalkingTheEarth to reunite with his Floette.
** As stated previously, he also has hints of the medieval Christian legend of the Wandering Jew.
* SoulPower: His Golurk.
* SuperweaponSurprise: Built a giant superweapon capable of mass destruction.
* TearsOfJoy: After reuniting with his Floette after 3,000 years, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he is so overwhelmed with joy that he can't even stand]].
* WalkingSpoiler: He had so many spoiler tropes that he got moved to another folder.
* WalkingTheEarth: Has been doing this for ''3,000 years''.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: In regards to ending the war with the machine.
* WeaponOfChoice: Floette.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is never seen after the parade, leading questions to his and Floette's whereabouts.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Master?!]]: In the backstory, Floette's reaction to the Ultimate Weapon and the cost of her resurrection was to turn her back on her beloved master and abandon him for three thousand years. Clearly, she thought he'd crossed the line, even if she couldn't articulate it as such.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: He's been alive for three thousand years. He doesn't enjoy it.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: His Floette died in the war and drove him to make a giant superweapon.

!!Emma (Matičre)

A parentless 16-year old who lives in the alleys of Lumiose City where she goes to play with her Espurr "Mimi" and school children. She later is recruited into Looker's agency and eventually sees him as a father figure.

* AChildShallLeadThem / AsskickingEqualsAuthority: She is the boss of the Lumiose Gang. This is actually invoked, as she explains that the gang gave her trouble but she beat them herself in the past, making them think she was their boss.
* ActionGirl: When she uses the Expansion suit to fight crime.
** BadassAdorable: Also rather adorable and kind.
* BittersweetEnding: Looker leaves Kalos behind, but he purchases the agency's building so that she can live under a roof. Furthermore, she also gets Xerosic's suit so that she can become a crime fighter.
* BilingualDialogue: Partakes in a bit of this with a Kantonese woman before using Mimi to translate what she's saying for the player's benefit. Namely, that she got robbed of her Pokémon.
* BonusBoss: After clearing Looker's sidequests, she can be fought using the suit during certain times each day in the agency.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: The suit she uses is designed so that her human capabilities are increased drastically to allow her to be an adequate {{Shapeshifter}} with capabilities that of a Ditto and Kecleon.
* CompressedHair: How Emma manages to fit all that hair into her helmet is the true miracle of science.
* DarkActionGirl: When she was being controlled by Xerosic.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Inherits Xerosic's Crobat and Malamar, two mons she apparently befriended rather quickly.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She goes through a lot before she gets one with Mimi.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: To the point where Xerosic pulls a HeelFaceTurn, even going out of his way to make sure Emma doesn't get blamed for the crimes she committed while BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* HappilyAdopted: By Looker, sort of.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Rather nice and kind, and also an orphan.
* ItWasAGift: Looker's agency building from Looker and the suit from Xerosic along with his Pokémon.
* LotusEaterMachine: Whenever she wears the suit, Emma is put to sleep and her body is controlled remotely. In the end, Xerosic turns the sleep mode off to allow her to use the suit's powers as how she sees fit.
* MoralityPet: Mimi whenever Emma is wearing the suit that puts her in a sleeping state. Emma herself becomes this to Xerosic, who ends up pulling a HeelFaceTurn for her sake.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's around sixteen, but looks a couple of years younger.
* OrphansOrdeal: After she is recruited into Looker's agency and learns that they don't have much food to go on, she decides to take a part-time job to help with the expenses. Unaware, she signed with Xerosic to test his suit technology.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Lumiose Gang eventually settle into the Looker Bureau, aiding Emma in her crusade for justice.
* SecretIdentity: While using the suit.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Why the hell is a 16-year-old orphan wandering the streets of Lumiose City for so long?
* StreetUrchin: Cut ''very'' clearly from the sort of 19th-century mold embodied in the works of men like VictorHugo.
* TookALevelInBadass: Thanks the Player Character, Looker, and Xerosic, she is essentially equipped to be able to engage in a detective business by the end of her story with the use of acquired skills, a powered suit, and two strong Pokemon.
* WalkingSpoiler: Arguably the most mysterious character in the whole X and Y cast who came out of nowhere.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her Espurr "Mimi."