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Characters: Pokémon - Advanced Generation
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    Ash's Pokémon (Advanced Generation Series) 

All Of Them:

  • Ambiguous Gender: Halfway averted this time around - Sceptile and Corphish are pretty implicitly male, and Aipom is confirmed as female. Swellow and Torkoal are debatable, and Glalie could go either way (the English dub refers to it as a "he", but only once).
  • Back for the Finale: Mostly during "An Old Family Blend", where Ash calling upon all his reserves back in Oak's lab. Also, Torkoal was lucky enough to be called upon for Ash's second battle with Brandon.
  • Badass Crew: While all of Ash's teams have their badass moment, this team in particular gave more even distribution with highlighting each Pokémon.
  • Berserk Button: Pretty much goes for ANY of Ash's Pokémon. Attack Ash directly and his Pokémon will beat the crap out of you (unless you have more powerful Pokémon for protection, of course).
    • Even then they'd probably still put up a good fight trying.
  • Five-Man Band: Two of them here. See below for details.
  • Description Cut: Ash brags about his team being awesome. Max, seeing the team's (sans Treecko) state at the time being, begs to differ.
  • Put on a Bus: All of them at the end of Advanced Generation, except for Aipom.
  • Reset Button: The start of this series (or end of the last) being the first time Ash leaves his old team (barring Pikachu) behind.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Almost all his Pokémon introduced during this region evolved, becoming stronger along the way - the exceptions were Corphish and Torkoal (the latter unable to evolve), and even they could pack quite a punch when needed.
  • True Companions

Hoenn Region

Tailow-Swellow (Subame-Ohsubame)

Voiced in Japanese by: Natsuki Yoshihara (Subame), Unshō Ishizuka (Ohsubame)
Voiced in English by: Kayzie Rogers (Tailow), Darren Dunstan (Swellow, 4Kids), Billy Beach (Swellow, current)

Treecko-Grovyle-Sceptile (Kimori-Juptile-Jukain)

Voiced in Japanese by: Yuji Ueda
Voiced in English by: Dan Green (Treeko), Darren Dunstan (Grovyle, 4Kids), Bill Rogers (Grovyle second voice and Sceptile)

Corphish (Heigani)

Voiced in Japanese by: Katsuyuki Konishi
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein (4Kids), Bill Rogers (current)

Torkoal (Cotoise)

Voiced in Japanese by: Shinichiro Miki
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein (4Kids), Billy Beach (current)

  • Back for the Dead: He ends up being used in Ash's fight against Tobias, where he promptly gets curb-stomped by a single Dark Pulse in 15 seconds.
  • Death or Glory Attack: Knows Overheat, although Ash typically made him use the more reliable Flamethrower instead.
  • Epic Fail: In one episode, he tries to go bipedal in order to kick a soccer ball. It went as well as you'd expect.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Knows Iron Defense.
  • Ocular Gushers: Almost frequently. Then it's followed by its nostrils flaring out smoke.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Rump Roast: Upon returning for the Sinnoh League, Torkoal tries to defrost Ash (caused by Glalie) this way.
  • Stone Wall
  • Took a Level in Badass: Compare his performance in the early episodes - especially when Norman's Vigoroth gave him a One-Hit KO - to his epic performance against Brandon's Registeel. Even if he lost despite a type advantage, he was fighting a Legendary.
  • Turtle Power
  • The Worf Effect: Despite his type advantage, he never won against a steel Pokémon.
  • Worthy Opponent: His determination in his debut paid off, with the king of Steel Valley, Steelix, acknowledging his strength after Torkoal finally defeated him.

Snorunt-Glalie (Yukiwarashi-Onigohri)

Voiced in Japanese by: Miyako Ito (Yukiwarashi), Katsuyuki Konishi (Onigohri)
Voiced in English by: Kayzie Rogers (Snorunt), Pete Zarustica (Glalie)

  • An Ice Pokémon
  • Demoted to Extra: Just like Kingler, Glalie was only used in one regional League, in Hoenn. He was never used in the Battle Frontier or even the Sinnoh League unlike the rest of the Hoenn team.
    • Though unlike Kingler, Ash at least considered using him.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Knows Double Team.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: During the Hoenn arc.
  • Harmless Freezing
  • Mundane Utility: On one occasion, it used Ice Beam on a clump of berries to provide a makeshift ice pack for a sickly Ralts.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Power Floats: Glalie
  • Running Gag: It constantly had trouble firing off its Ice Beam correctly. Once it was mastered, it helped it become Glalie.
  • Signature Move: Headbutt.
  • Sixth Ranger: Again, for the Hoenn arc.
  • The Trickster
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he was a Snorunt, he lost his only on-screen battle (a Gym Battle, but still). Evolving into a Glalie did him a world of good. He took down a Charizard, a Pokémon that had a type advantage over him, all by himself after Grovyle was knocked out during a double battle, who knocked out Quilava before. Glalie also defeated Morrison's Metang, another Pokémon with type advantage.
    • After evolving, he took out at least one Pokémon in every battle he was in and won two matches, one of which was against Morrison. To date, he's only been defeated twice in battle: firstly due to Destiny Bond; and secondly from an explosion between his Ice Beam and Tyson's Sceptile's Solarbeam.
  • Use Your Head: Knows Headbutt. It defeated a Charizard and a Metang with Headbutt.

Kanto Battle Frontier

Aipom (Eipam)

Traded to Dawn for Buizel. Aipom later evolves into Ambipom. For more info, see Diamond and Pearl Character Sheet.

    May (Haruka) 

Voiced in Japanese by: Kaori Suzuki
Voiced in English by: Veronica Taylor (4Kids), Michele Knotz (current)

An initially newbie trainer, May started out disliking Pokémon before experience around them changed her feelings regarding them. She aspires to be a Pokémon Coordinator, leading towards a quest similar to Ash's. Tropes involving her and her Pokémon include:
  • Action Girl: After she Took a Level in Badass.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Max. No matter how many times they argue, they still really care for each other; after all, they're still brother and sister.
  • Belly Dancer: The contest outfit she wore in the Wallace Cup.
  • Between My Legs: In 'Ruin With a View', when she spots an Azurill (the shot framed by May's legs, not the Azurill's).
  • Big Eater: Worse than Ash in this regard.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Deconstructed in one episode where a promise May made to her mother about keeping an eye out for Max nearly cost her a chance for getting into her first Grand Festival. It's a long story.
  • Catchphrase: When calling her Pokémon for a Contest, "Stage On!"/"Take The Stage!"
  • The Chick: For the "Advanced Generation" series.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Whenever she holds her fingers together to imitate a camera, it's a sure-sign that she's..."lost".
  • Cuteness Proximity: Although there was one time she squeed over Gulpin, a.k.a. the living stomach.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Apart from the Contest arc, the ninth movie comes to mind.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.
  • Deuteragonist: To Ash during "Advanced Generation" - even the final major battle (an unofficial contest they both enter) reflects this mindset.
  • The Ditz: In the early stages of her journey.
  • Dojikko: See The Ditz.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Her Contest exploits have apparently earned her the nickname "the Princess of Hoenn".
  • Fanservice Pack: Very notable for this among the fanbase, as she's well-developed for a 10-year old just like her game counterpart in all 3 Gen III games. Removed when she's designed with her Emerald clothing during her guest appearance in Sinnoh.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Max's responsible. Unless the roles are reversed.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • Genki Girl: A little bit in the beginning.
  • Guest Star Party Member: For the Wallace Cup arc in "Diamond and Pearl"
  • Identical Stranger: She apparently looks just like a girl that stole the last bit of Harley's lunch when he was in preschool.
  • Image Song: "Watashi, Makenai!", AG's final ending theme.
  • Ironic Echo: Ash teaches May the basics of catching Pokémon, and May later returns it to him word-for-word when he forgets those basics.
  • Lethal Chef: On one infamous occasion.
    • That's the second time she did it. The first time she made Pokéblocks note  only Beautifly liked them.
  • The McCoy
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Naďve Everygirl and Naďve Newcomer
  • Noodle Incident: According to Max, she once had a bad encounter with a Tentacool, which explains her slight fear of Pokémon at the start of her journey.
    • It's revealed (by Max accidentally giving information to Harley and broadcasted through the speakers) that when she was little she had a blue swimcap and was swimming in the water...and Tentacool were there. She called for help but instead her mom mistook her for one of the Tentacool and tried to capture her instead!
  • Parental Neglect: Related to the above - her parents couldn't be bothered to watch their toddler at the beach, and do nothing after hearing her cries for help. Norman goes back to sunbathing, and Caroline decides to try and catch some Pokémon!
  • Plucky Girl
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Drew's blue.
  • Remember the New Guy: dub-only, where it's implied that May and Max had already met Ash's Charizard prior to the latter's actual debut in AG.
    May: Oh no, not again. (referring to Charizard's way of saying hello to Ash.)
    Max: Of course, that's the only way Charizard knows how to say hello.
    • Or could double as Fridge Brilliance because Max mentioned that he watched Ash during the Johto Competition in his debut appearance, and even makes references to Charizard's moves throughout Johto during their time at the Battle Factory.
  • Replacement Flat Character: Replacing Ash as the show's clueless newbie.
  • Rotating Arcs: Her contest arc, in acccompaniment with Ash's gym arc.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In one episode she develops a group of admirers and develops an over-inflated ego as a result. Then she enters a contest. You can imagine what happens next.
  • Talking To Herself: See Ash. Veronica Taylor also did Ash's mother, Delia — not only that, but she used the exact same voice for Delia Ketchum and May!
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She fulfills both roles.
    • Tomboy: To her successor Dawn's Girly Girl.
    • Girly Girl: To her predecessor Misty's Tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: May took a noticeable level in badass somewhere around the time of Combusken's evolution. The first half of the season had her freezing up a lot and relying on blind luck — shortly post-Combusken she was holding her own against villains of the day. By Battle Frontier, she entered every contest with confidence.
    • Not only that, but most of her Pokémon also got this change.
  • Tsundere: A Type B, meaning she's mostly sweet and gentle...unless Drew is around, or Ash and/or her brother Max pisses her off.
  • The Unfavorite: Her parents are generally a lot more interested in Max.
  • Verbal Tic: "-kamo"
    • Stealth Pun: Her starter was Achamo, which could easily mimic this sound. (The Verbal Tic isn't present in the dub, and would have to be changed anyway as Achamo's English name is Torchic.)
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Received an earful from Nurse Joy and the other judges for pressuring her Bulbasaur in its first Contest.

May's Pokémon

Torchic-Combusken-Blaziken (Achamo-Wakasyamo-Bursyamo)

Voiced in Japanese by: Chinami Nishimura (Achama and Wakasyamo), Katsuyuki Konishi (Bursyamo)
Voiced in English by: Rachael Lillis (Torchic), Darren Denstan (Combusken, 4Kids), Bill Rogers (Combusken second voice and Blaziken)

  • Artistic License - Martial Arts: Combusken and Blaziken.
  • Badass Adorable / Killer Rabbit: Torchic.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Combusken and Blaziken's secondary type.
  • Butt Monkey: Prior to evolution, Torchic got walloped pretty much every time it came out of the Poké Ball. After evolution though...
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Torchic.
  • Clucking Funny: When it was a Torchic. Lessens on this trope after evolving.
  • Death or Glory Attack: Knows Overheat.
  • The Ditz: As a Torchic.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: Evolved into Blaziken right as Advanced Generation was hitting its finale (handily beating Team Rocket in the process), and also just in time for use against Ash and Sceptile in the unofficial Contest at Terracotta Town.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Shoryuken: Knows Sky Uppercut.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Torchic's evolution into Combusken...and to up the ante, it evolves into Blaziken at the end of AG.
  • Well Done Chicken Mon: Torchic went through a personality change when evolving into Combusken. It went from timid and cutesy to a Proud Warrior Race Mon. What triggered this personality change? May paying more attention and spending more time with her other Pokémon (who, it must be said, were getting more attention to prepare for Contests while Torchic was left behind).
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Literally happens in "A Shroomish Skirmish". Torchic settles its differences with Corphish after Corphish protected Torchic from a herd of angry Breloom, and Torchic returned the favor by evolving into Combusken to save him. At the end of the episode, Corphish attempts to steal Combusken's food again (which started their squabble in the first place) but was now intimidated by the more powerful Combusken, and Combusken simply laughs it off.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: Knows Peck.

Wurmple-Silcoon-Beautifly (Kemusso-Karasalis-Agehunt)

Voiced in Japanese by: Ryōko Shiraishi
Voiced in English by: Tara Jayne (Wurmple), Rachael Lillis (Silcoon and Beautifly 4Kids), Michele Knotz (Beautifly, current)

Skitty (Eneco)

Bulbasaur-Ivysaur-Venusaur (Fushigidane-Fushigisou-Fushigibana)

Voiced in Japanese by: Miyako Ito (Fushigidane)
Voiced in English by: Tara Jayne (Bulbasaur)

Munchlax (Gonbe)

Voiced in Japanese by: Chie Sato
Voiced in English by: Darren Dunstan (4Kids), Billy Beach (current)

  • Acrofatic: Can move really, really fast if he's motivated enough.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Knows Focus Punch.
  • Big Eater: Of course.
  • Breath Weapon: His Solarbeam.
  • Clear My Name: Taking a liking to Munchlax after it devoured all her Pokéblocks, May set out to prove its innocence when Team Rocket framed it for stealing other trainers' Pokéblocks.
  • Confusion Fu: It kicked Combusken's ass by not paying attention. Later played straight for having access to the Metronome attack.
  • Early-Bird Cameo
  • Extreme Omnivore: Only Munchlax was able to eat May's first original Pokéblock recipe. He has limits, however, as he didn't take with her second original Pokéblock.
    • And of course, it swallowed a Pokéball and it still got captured.
  • Green Thumb: Knows Solarbeam.
  • Non-Action Guy: May only captured him to save his skin. For the rest of Hoenn, he never competed in a single Contest, only getting a chance in the spotlight during Battle Frontier.
  • Non-Elemental

Squirtle-Wartortle (Zenigame-Kameil)

Voiced in Japanese by: Tomoe Hanba (Zenigame), Katsuyuki Konishi (Kameil)
Voiced in English by: Eric Stuart (Squirtle, 4Kids), Michele Knotz (Squirtle, second voice), Craig Blair (Wartortle)

Eevee-Glaceon (Eievui-Glacia)

Voiced in Japanese by: Megumi Hayashibara
Voiced in English by: Kayzie Rogers (Eevee), Megumi Hayashibara (Glaceon)

    Max (Masato) 

Voiced in Japanese by: Fushigi Yamada
Voiced in English by: Amy Birnbaum (4Kids), Kayzie Rogers (current)

May's younger brother who travels along with his sister and friends, even though he has no Pokémon of his own. Tropes involving him include:

    Supporting Cast 

Professor Birch (Dr. Odamaki)

Voiced in Japanese by: Fumihiko Tachiki
Voiced in English by: Dan Green

The professor of the Hoenn region. He helped May get her start as a trainer by giving her a choice between Torchic, Mudkip, or Treecko. Birch exhibits the following Tropes:

Caroline (Mitsuko)

Voiced in Japanese by: Yumi Touma
Voiced in English by: Karen Niell (4Kids), Klara Leopold (current)

May and Max's mom and wife of gym leader Norman of the Petalburg City Gym.

Drew (Shū/Shuu)

Voiced in Japanese by: Mitsuki Saiga
Voiced in English by: Pete Zarustica (4Kids), Bill Rogers (current)

May's main rival as a Pokémon coordinator. He enjoys pushing her buttons, but gradually drops the Jerk Ass facade and becomes much more respectful over time. He never lets anyone forget that they are rivals first and friends second.

Harley

Voiced in Japanese by: Junichi Kanemaru
Voiced in English by: Andrew Rannells (4Kids), Billy Regen (current)

May's other rival, though she doesn't consider him to be one at first. Harley decided to go after May simply because during his introduction, he offered May one of his home made cookies. May was in a rather indifferent mood that day, and she thought they were OK. They weren't bad, just OK. Harley never let that go.

Morrison (Masamune)

Voiced in Japanese by: Masako Nozawa
Voiced in English by: Sean Schemmel

An exhuberant trainer who dresses much like a samurai, he meets Ash during the three-months leading up to the Ever Grande Conference, and they strike up a highly competitive friendly rivalry, which only builds up as the tournament itself does. Despite his late arrival, he is essentially The Rival in the vein of Gary, Paul and the rest.

Tyson (Tetsuya)

Voiced in Japanese by: Kenji Nojima
Voiced in English by: Marc Diraison

Ash's secondary rival, appearing in the lead-up episode to the Ever Grande Conference. He became the first rival of Ash's to win a tournament by winning the Conference.
  • Almighty Janitor: Tyson's Meowth is so experienced and powerful, it could easily evolve into a Persian, but refuses to do so out of loathing for the species.
  • Always Someone Better: He wins the Ever Grande Conference, his Meowth is much tougher than Team Rocket's (and defeats Pikachu), and his entire team besides Meowth is fully evolved. And just to further the last point, half of his Pokémon are full evolutions of Pokémon Ash and Morrison have which haven't yet evolved - Sceptile and Donphan to Ash's Grovile and Phanpy, respectively; and Metagross to Morrison's Metang. Anyone with a trace of Genre Savvy wouldn't necessarily need to know the show's history to realise Ash was going to lose this one.
  • Big Eater: In a manner reminiscent more to May than Ash (that is, he's more even-tempered and Closer to Earth).
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Tyson's Meowth was abandoned by its pack after losing to the pack leader, a Persian, whose arrogance (a common species trait) and disregard for Meowth's well-being led to a lasting hatred of the species. It was thankfully found by Tyson who nursed it to health again, even giving it a pair of boots to support its wounded hindlegs until it could walk properly again
  • Elemental Powers
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Metagross' Hyper Beam.
  • Irrational Hatred: His Meowth expresses towards all Persian - he had to return it to its Pokéball to prevent it from killing its Persian opponent after it's already fainted. It doesn't help that the species' natural predisposition towards condescention and arrogance are the very traits which led to this deep-seated loathing.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tetsu" from his Japanese name means "iron", likely in a reference to his determination and will and also to that of his Meowth, who became strong as iron through hard work and dedication.
  • Me's a Crowd: Meowth's Double Team.
  • Signature Mon: His Meowth.
  • Unknown Rival/Worthy Opponent: His Meowth for Team Rocket's - the latter initially hates him, but comes to empathise with and respect him after learning his backstory, and expecially after his defeat of Pikachu.

Solidad (Saori)

Voiced in Japanese by: Rie Tanaka
Voiced in English by: Sarah Natochenny

One of Drew's friends and an extremely skilled coordinator. She knows Brock from when she was at Pewter City and seems to have known Harley as well.

    Hoenn Gym Leaders 

Roxanne (Tsutsuji)

Voiced in Japanese by: Yuri Shiratori
Voiced in English by: Karen Neill

  • Badass Teacher: Being both a Gym Leader and a Beginner class teacher really has its merits.
  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Hot Teacher
  • Secret Weapon: Nosepass comes across this way - Ash had no idea what to expect of it, and its unique range of moves forced him and Pikachu to think outside the box to win.
  • Warm-Up Boss: The first Hoenn Gym Leader Ash faced (in an official capacity, that is), but no pushover - her Geodude defeated Treecko despite a good effort from Ash, who needed to show how in sync he and Pikachu really can be, especially with the effective strategies she and her Nosepass implemented. Of course, Ash's victory here (fairly soon after an impressive Silver Conference showing) put him on an overconfident high which Brawley was there to straighten out soon after

Brawly (Toki)

Voiced in Japanese by: Kohei Kiyasu
Voiced in English by: Jason Griffith

  • Bare-Fisted Monk
  • Curbstomp Battle: After Makuhita evolved into Hariyama, it finished Treecko in a single strike.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Eyes Always Shut: Makuhita.
  • Humble Pie: Ash thought Brawley didn't take training seriously at all until the relaxed Gym Leader handed his ass to him. The lesson of training by "playing/working with nature" affected Ash for the rest of AG, too.
  • Nice Guy: Cheery, patient and easygoing. His good-natured attitude in his first appearance practically sets you against Ash - who was on overconfident high after his Silver Conference performance and earning his first Hoenn Badge against Roxanne.
  • Surfer Dude: In the dub.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was already pummelling Ash's Treecko when his Makuhita evolved. Ash was well aware that Brawley would only be stronger when they had their rematch (having gotten right to work at training his new Hariyama), and he wasn't mistaken about this.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: As in the games, this is invoked - Ash loses to him due to overconfidence and it becomes a learning curve for him as a trainer.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Wattson (Tessen)

Voiced in Japanese by: Kenichi Ogata
Voiced in English by: Dan Green

Flannery (Asuna)

Voiced in Japanese by: Rio Natsuki
Voiced in English by: Lisa Ortiz

Norman (Senri)

Voiced in Japanese by: Jurota Kosugi
Voiced in English by: Dan Green

  • Badass: In his first appearance, Vigoroth beat Pikachu using its Lightning Bruiser attributes. That Pikachu ties with it in a rematch is considered an accomplishment (particularly since it beat Torkoal in a single move). His Slaking was literally no slouch either in their battle giving Groyle a hell of a match.
  • Good Parents
  • Happily Married: With Caroline.
  • Non-Elemental
  • Papa Wolf: Team Rocket found this out the hard way, having (accidentally) stolen his daughter's Torchic.
  • Recurring Character
  • What Could Have Been: In-universe - if Ash had at least three Pokémon when he first met Norman, he'd have been the first Gym Leader Ash fought, which they both acknowledge. Norman still praised Ash for the maturity of wanting to start over, though, and was impressed by his growth when they met again later on.

Winona (Nagi)

Voiced in Japanese by: Hyosei
Voiced in English by: Amy Birnbaum

Tate and Liza (Fu and Ran)

Voiced in Japanese by: Takahiro Mizushima (Fu), Chisa Yokoyama (Ran)
Voiced in English by: Jason Griffith (Tate), Andi Whaley (Liza)

Juan (Adan)

Voiced in Japanese by: Show Hayami
Voiced in English by: Sean Schemmel

Wallace (Kikuri)

Voiced in Japanese by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Voiced in English by: Sean Reyes

    Kanto Battle Frontier 

Noland (Datsura)

Voiced in Japanese by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
Voiced in English by: David Wills

Greta (Kogomi)

Voiced in Japanese by: Sanae Kobayashi
Voiced in English by: Sonny Dei

Tucker (Heath)

Voiced in Japanese by: Kenta Miyake
Voiced in English by: Bill Rogers

Lucy (Azami)

Voiced in Japanese by: Atsuko Tanaka
Voiced in English by: Emily Williams

Spenser (Ukon)

Voiced in Japanese by: Nachi Nozawa
Voiced in English by: Eric Schussler

Anabel (Lila)

Voiced in Japanese by: Akiko Kimura
Voiced in English by: Hilary Thomas

  • All Love Is Unrequited: She clearly has it bad for Ash, but being a Chaste Hero Oblivious to Love, he doesn't see the cues.
  • Badass: In their first match, she defeats Ash with only one of her three Mons knocked out.
  • Bifauxnen: Ash and friends didn't realize she was a girl thanks to her appearance and androgynous voice.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Violet hair and eyes.
  • The Empath: Can even mentally communicate with her Pokémon when she really gets into battle.
  • Quickly Demoted Woman: In the games she was the leader, and the strongest member of the Hoenn Battle Frontier. For the Kanto Battle Frontier in the anime, she's second-strongest to Brandon. That said, she's still quite powerful in her own right and gives Ash a hard time in their matches, being the only one in the Frontier other than Brandon to beat him (and without being pushed too hard - Ash only beat her Alakazam in a 3-on-3, partly just because it was tired from battling Corphish and Tauros). Plus, she doesn't have any legendaries to bolster her team like Brandon does.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Violet, in fact.

Brandon (Jindai)

Voiced in Japanese by: Masayuki Omoro
Voiced in English by: Craig Blair

  • Adventurer Archaeologist
  • Arc Welding: In DP, it was revealed that he indirectly caused Paul's Freudian Excuse.
  • Badass: He's the only major, certified opponent so far who Ash had to battle thrice (though the first time, Ash was possessed by an evil spirit), he has three Legendaries, he was the only opponent Reggie could scarcely scratch (and the loss caused him to decide to quit training professionally), and he's only the second person known to have given Paul a Curb-Stomp Battle (the other is Cynthia). And when Ash did beat him, he was only using one of the Regi trio - the freshly-caught Regice. So yes, he qualifies for this.
  • Barrier Maiden: He states his intent to have his three Regis become the new pillars that protect Regigigas after Hunter J destroyed/murdered the previous ones.
  • Big "NO!": Yells these out whenever he disapproves of something.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns during the Snowpoint City episodes in the DP saga.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His brown hair and eyes.
  • Genius Bruiser: The bruising mainly comes from his mons, but he is an accomplished Archaeologist and is knowledgeable in ancient history and language.
  • Olympus Mons: Used to utilize the three Regis in his battles.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He almost always has a stern-looking expression on his face. He does smile on several occasions, though.
  • Taken for Granite: The only human who was petrified by J's technology (as were his three Regis). Thankfully, Regigigas reversed it using Hidden Power.
  • Third Time's The Charm: Ash only beat him on his third try.


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