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[[folder:Ash's Pokémon (''Original Series'')]]

!!!All Of Them
* AmbiguousGender: Most of the team never had a gender established[[note]]Except for the dub slipping in a "he" at times[[/note]], though Pikachu is male and Butterfree and Charizard are heavily implied as such.
* BackForTheFinale: Twice, with Battle Frontier's "Gathering The Gang of Four" (marking the first time Ash's original team [[note]]minus Butterfree and Pidgeot[[/note]] comes back together) and the second time in "An Old Family Blend", Ash calling upon his reserves back in Oak's lab (a welcome change because of Ash's standards during the last tournament, in Hoenn [[note]]where he limited himself to using only the mons he caught in the region[[/note]]).
* BadassAdorable: Majority of his un-evolved Pokémon and a couple of the evolved ones, like Bayleef and Quilava.
* TheCameo: All [[note]]or, at least, all Pokémon at that point in time (during the ''Battle Frontier'' arc)[[/note]] of them appearing in ''[[AnimeThemeSong Spurt!]]'', most notably the enormous TeamShot at the beginning.
* CanonImmigrant: Sort of. In ''PokemonYellow'', the methods Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle are obtained are {{Mythology Gag}}s to how Ash's counterparts were introduced in the anime. Pidgeotto could also be caught in Viridian Forest similar to Ash's counterpart, which couldn't be done in previous titles.
* DeusExitMachina: One way to {{Handwave}} Ash's tendency to leave his mons behind, but ''The Original Series'' was the worst about it. None of the {{Mons}} released during the Kanto saga have returned (to this day), and Johto was when Ash sent away the Kanto starters for various reasons (granted, they're all still technically his Pokémon and have returned multiple times for big battles). Charizard actually came back for an extended stint during the Decolore Islands, only to be PutOnABus again when XY began.
* EleventhHourRanger: Any of the many Pokémon - owned by Ash - which he uses during his League tornaments which he didn't frequently keep on his team travelling the present region. May overlap with OldMaster, etc.
* FireForgedFriends: Many of the Pokémon Ash catches initially have no intention of joining him, but come to respect him after he risks his life for them or by facing an adversary together (usually Team Rocket).
* ResetButton: His party reverts to just Pikachu in every season since Hoenn, thanks in no small part to the MerchandiseDriven nature of the series.
* TrueCompanions: Ash and all of his Pokémon party could be called this. It's part of the reason why he's a pretty good trainer, because he respects his Pokémon and they respect him.

! '''Kanto Region'''
* PutOnABus: The 1st season ''exemplified'' this trope. Most of Ash's Pokemon are either training somewhere or housed at Professor Oak's lab while Butterfree, Pidgeot and Lapras were released. It still happens later, but nowhere near as often.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The Kanto starters were bad at this, but ''especially'' during the Silver Conference arc. Since this was a good way to tie up BookEnds, though, hardly anyone complains about this.

!!'''Caterpie-Metapod-Butterfree (Caterpie-Trancell-Butterfree)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa (Caterpie, Butterfree), Creator/EricStuart (Metapod)

Caught in the Viridian Forest, Butterfree was a series of firsts for Ash: first capture, first evolutions, and first release.
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* AllWebbedUp: Caterpie knows String Shot which managed to incapacitate Ekans and Koffing.
* BrokenPedestal: Played and then inverted with Metapod. After getting captured by Beedrill, it blames Ash and actually refuses to be rescued by him. Once Ash shows his trademark UndyingLoyalty however, he quickly regains it's love, and shields him from a Beedrill.
* TheCameo: He and his mate both appear in the Japanese version of the Battle Frontier opening. [[BaitAndSwitchCredits They DON'T show up in Battle Frontier proper]].
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: Caterpie put up zero offence when Ash captured him, and as soon as he was let out of his Pokeball he proved friendly and affectionate to his new comrades (to Misty's chagrin).
* DoggedNiceGuy:
** He tries his hardest trying to woo the pink Butterfree, only to be spurned. After risking his life to save her, she becomes his mate in the end.
** A more platonic case with Misty, who he took a fondness towards despite her phobia making her downright callous towards the bug. She did at least try to get over it after he proved his worth.
* TheHeart: The most gentle of the original gang.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Was close with Pikachu for a time. Makes sense, seeing as he and Pikachu were the first Pokemon Ash caught.
* IconicItem: The yellow scarf given to him by Brock. Given a slight CallBack when Jessie's Dustox started wearing something similar (yellow ribbons).
* IJustWantToBeBadass: As a Caterpie, he explicitly expresses his desire to evolve pretty soon.
* NiceGuy: The most gentle of Ash's Pokemon.
* ThePowerOfLove: What motivates him to soundly defeat Team Rocket in his last appearance.
* RiteOfPassage: Butterfree served as several for Ash. He was Ash's first capture, his first evolution, his first trade, the first trade he ''regretted'', and the first Pokémon Ash had to say goodbye to. These trials greatly impacted Ash, maturing him into the trainer we know today.
* ShrinkingViolet: As a Caterpie, and often as Butterfree, he was adorably shy.
* StandardStatusEffects: He often uses Stun Spore and Sleep Powder to cripple/neutralize opponents.
* StoneWall: As a Metapod; it enabled him to defeat a Pinsir!
* TakingTheBullet: Metapod, despite usually being immobile, shields Ash from a Beedrill attack. This act of loyalty triggers his final evolution into Butterfree.

!!'''Pidgeotto-Pidgeot (Pigeon-Pigeot)'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara

Pidgeotto was captured after trying to eat Caterpie for breakfast. It was Ash's first Flying-type, fighting by Ash's side until its evolution and release to protect a flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto from a flock of Spearow.
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* AbsenteeActor: For some reason, Ash never called it out in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. Which may be for the best, seeing as this prevents it from being cloned and pitted against itself in a massive bloodbath. The release of the movie in the US was also conveniently shortly after Ash released him.
* TheCameo: Made an appearance as a Pidgeotto in Charizard's flashback, with Pidgeot's plumage in the original airing. Also appeared as a Pidgeot in both the Japanese and English versions of the Battle Frontier opening, [[BaitAndSwitchCredits despite never appearing in Battle Frontier itself]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Was the first Pokemon Ash had to battle to capture (and remained so for a good while after). It outright tried to eat Caterpie beforehand. As such Pidgeotto represented the newly found personality change of a Pokemon when given a trainer in the games, instantly becoming a loyal comrade for Ash and his team. Even to this day, this development is rarely seen in the anime and often hand waved through story (eg. trainers having to gain a Pokemon's trust before or after they're captured).
* ADayInTheLimelight: Only ever got one real Spotlight Episode, and it was the episode that it ended up getting PutOnABus.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: Similar to Caterpie, Pidgeotto is among few Pokemon that became succinctly loyal to Ash just from capturing him.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Learned Double-Edge somewhere along the line. It helped it beat a Rhydon.
* {{Foil}}:
** The first bird Pokemon Ash encountered was a {{Jerkass}} Spearow whose flock attacked him and Pikachu just for being there. Only shortly afterwards, he captured Pidgeotto, who very quickly proved loyal to Ash. It ends up left in Pallet Town to protect it's residing Pidgey from the very same flock of Spearow, fittingly becoming the ArchEnemy of Ash's first Pokemon antagonist.
** During it's final appearance, Misty claimed Pidgeotto to also be the polar opposite of Charizard, who at this point was unruly and selfish. While Pidgeotto thought nothing of risking it's well being to help Ash save Pikachu, Charizard only helped through the collateral damage of a tantrum over losing food.
* NobleBirdOfPrey: Similar to a large hawk or falcon with a strong sense of loyalty.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being one of the first Pokémon Ash caught, Pidgeotto's role in the series got greatly reduced the moment Ash caught [[SpotlightStealingSquad the three Kanto Starters]].
* SatelliteCharacter: In the original series, Pidgeotto got phased out as a battler first by Butterfree, and then by the Kanto starters trio. Even once the Indigo League came around, Ash was using Krabby and Muk instead of it.
* SuperSpeed: As Pidgeot, living up to its Pokédex entry.
* UndyingLoyalty: Brock once stated that Pidgeotto would do anything for Ash, and from what characterisation we got to see, it shows. Even it's single defiance of Ash was [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind based around it's devotion to him]]. Unfortunately, it also became a case of...
* TheWorfEffect: From it's first episode in fact. Being among the few of Ash's Pokemon that was evolved and lacked many attitude problems, Pidgeotto would often be fainted to force his other Pokemon into action. In fairness, it was at least often for legitimate excuses such as dirty tactics or type disadvantages. When these distractions didn't occur, Pidgeotto usually cleaned house.

!!'''Bulbasaur (Fushigidane)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne (4Kids), Michele Knotz (current)

Bulbasaur, a guardian of the Hidden Village, was captured after a battle with Pikachu at Melanie's discretion. He was mistrustful of the humans at first, but over time, he grew to be one of Ash's longest-lasting and most reliable Pokemon.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: The unofficial protector of the "Hidden Village", a haven for abandoned Pokémon.
* BlowYouAway: Knows whirlwind.
* BrokenBird: Prior to joining Ash.
* TheCynic: After everything he saw back at the "Hidden Village," Bulbasaur had the notion that humans were just plain bad news. When he and the other Pokémon were separated from Ash, his first thought was that Ash abandoned them. He seems to get better over time.
* {{Determinator}}: Bulbasaur is repeatedly shown to be one of the team's more competent fighters, about as good as Charizard in this department.
** Special mention goes to Ash's battle with Jeanette Fisher where he defeated a Bedrill and a Scyther, who have major type advantages, in a row. Something Ash [[LampshadeHanging calls on]] when battling Brandon's Solrock.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows [[FastTunnelling Dig]].
* FlareGun: Can use Solar Beam like one to signal Ash's other Pokémon and it has different patterns specifically to call Pokémon caught in certain regions.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Squirtle, with shades of VitriolicBestBuds.
* {{Protectorate}}: Of Melanie and the Pokémon of the "Hidden Village", though he gives it up to follow Ash.
* TheReliableOne: Notable distinction of traveling with Ash longer than any other Pokémon, besides [[{{Deuteragonist}} Pikachu]] of course. Also the only member of the original team retired to Professor Oak's lab,[[note]]Prior to Decolora,[[/note]] meaning he's always ready to be transported for battle.
* SignatureMove: Solarbeam is his move of choice. While others on Ash's team have learned it, he's made the most of it.
* TheSmartGuy: Pretty much the embodiment of the Kanto team's common sense.
* TeamDad: For the Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab.
* WeakButSkilled: Typical for unevolved Pokémon and Grass types in particular, but Bulbasaur's experience lets him do this in blink and you'll miss it moments. He matches a Meganium's raw power with with precision and speed. He recovers from Solrock's Confusion without receiving damage. He dodges Dusklops' Will-O-Wisp ''while charging a Solarbeam''. [[note]] For those who don't know, Pokémon usually can't move at all when charging a Solarbeam, much less dodge attacks. [[/note]]
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip, and uses its vines in most situations.

!!'''Charmander-Charmeleon-Charizard (Hitokage-Lizardo-Lizardon)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney (Charmander), Creator/EricStuart (Charmeleon), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (Charizard)

Charmander was abandoned by his old trainer, Damian, on a rock one day. After his rescue by Ash and friends, he joined them and proved himself to be a powerhouse early on. His evolutions into Charmeleon and Charizard gave him a rebellious streak. A humbling fight with a Poliwrath and a long stay at the Charicific Valley changed that, and he would be one of Ash's standbies whenever Ash needed a very powerful Pokemon.
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* TheAce: Even as a Charmander, he was Ash's go-to Pokémon for battling, besides Pikachu. He once took down a Golem when [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Bulbasaur]] couldn't. As a Charizard, even when he's not trying to battle, he somehow ends up helping Ash win (the second Orange Islands Gym contest is an example). Once he evolved and started obeying Ash though, he easily became one of Ash's most consistently battle-competent Pokémon.
* AchillesInHisTent: Charizard is especially guilty of this. Prior to CharacterDevelopment, he'll only fight when he thinks his opponent actually poses a challenge (and even then it's blatantly obvious that he's not doing it on Ash's behalf).
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: For some reason, ''Charizard'' displayed dog-like traits, at least twice. [[note]]"Charizard Chills" has him scratching at his neck with his ''feet'', and in their reunion in "Great Bowls of Fire", Charizard licked Ash and Pikachu affectionately.[[/note]]
* AndroclesLion: Twice over: once as Charmander, and again as Charizard.
* BashBrothers: With Pikachu, after some initial difficulty. Also with Ash's Pignite later on.
* BerserkButton: As of his CharacterDevelopment, don't mock ThePowerOfFriendship in front of him.
* TheBerserker: If enraged, Charizard would lash out at anything around him, though he later gets a better handle on his temper.
* TheBigGuy: The muscle of the original gang. One of the strongest Pokémon Ash ever owned, fighting Legendary Pokémon on multiple occasions and beating opponents that had a type advantage.
* BloodKnight: After evolving to Charmeleon he was only interested in fighting opponents he considered worthy and was insulted when Ash wanted him to go easy on a timid Paras. This led to him chronically disobeying and even attacking Ash, only fighting on his own terms until he got his comeuppance and learned a lesson in humility and loyalty.
* BodyguardCrush: The next time he appeared after being PutOnABus, Charizard has wooed the same female Charizard that oh-so-easily curbstomped him before, and is now her bodyguard; the relationship is even explicitly stated as thus.
* BrawlerLock: When fighting Blaine's Magmar, Charizard dive-bombs it and when the dust clears they've locked claws and are straining against each other. Magmar feints around Charizard, grabs him from behind, and pushes him into the lava.
* BreakTheHaughty:
** In "Charizard Chills" he regained his loyalty to Ash and learned a lesson in humility after the latter saves his life when he was frozen solid.
** "Charizard's Burning Ambition" puts him through the wringer again, getting easily beaten by all the other Charizard in the Valley, including Charla.
* BrilliantButLazy: As a Charizard prior to his CharacterDevelopment, he would occasionally fall asleep when a fight wasn't interesting enough. If he was provoked into fighting, he would usually put up a good fight.
* BreakOutCharacter: One of the most popular Pokémon in Ash's team, which is the reason why he keeps [[WolverinePublicity getting appearances after the original series]].
* BrokenPedestal: Charmander could very well be one of Pokémon's earliest examples of UndyingLoyalty...until Ash and friends finally convince him how much of a douche his original trainer really is.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: After CharacterDevelopment. Do NOT mess with Ash or the rest of the team around him. [[UnstoppableRage He will end you.]]
* TheBusCameBack: He rejoined Ash's team for the remainder of ''Best Wishes'', and after that he stays in Oak's Lab instead of returning to the Charicific Valley.
* CompressedVice: In "Charizard's Burning Ambition", he suddenly has trouble carrying Ash and Pikachu on his back, a "problem" that Charizard never had to deal with before.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from being a kind Pokémon with abandonment issues to an arrogant BloodKnight to a loyal and noble warrior.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Ash's last major battles in the Silver Conference (against Gary and Harrison) puts Charizard front and center as the anchor of Ash's teams, and not Pikachu.
* DeathGlare: Gave Ash a nasty look as a Charmeleon when asked to hold back against a Paras.
* {{Determinator}}: "Charizard Chills" and "Charizard's Burning Ambition" is basically an entire episode of him being this trope.
* DeusExitMachina: During Johto Journeys he was clearly the most powerful Pokémon on Ash's team, and any fight he got involved in (and tried) would easily result in a CurbStompBattle for the opponent. In "Charizard' Burning Ambition" he was left behind in the [[HiddenElfVillage Charicific Valley]] to train, and only returned for the Gym Battle with Clair and Silver Conference.
* TheDitz: As a Charmander, though [[GeniusDitz the little guy still knew his stuff]].
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: In the first movie, the first thing he does is attack Mewtwo.
* EnemyMine: Early on in his time as a Charizard, most of the times he fights on Ash's side amount to this, especially against Mewtwo in the first movie.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first movie, the first thing he does is try to attack Mewtwo, without even a moment's hesitation.
* EvolvingAttack: Seismic Toss starts off with a over-the-shoulder throw, then a traditional MeteorMove, before finally settling for the SpinningPiledriver.
* FastTunnelling: He can use his Dragon Tail this way.
* {{Fauxshadowing}}: Returns to Ash's team during the Decolore Islands arc, after Charizard was already revealed to be receiving a Mega Evolution in X and Y. You could be forgiven for thinking those two facts were related.
* FightOffTheKryptonite: Charizard's battle with Gary and his Blastoise in the Johto League. Both are seasoned fighters, but Charizard is obviously at a natural disadvantage.
* FingerWag: When Pikachu was about to fight Magmar a second time, Charizard put his foot down and wagged a claw at him.
* FinishingMove: Always finishes his fights by using [[MeteorMove Seismic Toss]] on his opponents.
* {{Flight}}: He evolved to Charizard specifically to fight an Aerodactyl that injured his pride, and takes full advantage of his wings in subsequent battles.
* GeniusBruiser: He knows more attacks than ''any'' of Ash's Pokémon and has managed to defeat a ''lot'' of Ash's toughest foes.
* GodzillaThreshold: Prior to "Charizard Chills", calling Charizard in is labelled as a last-ditch desperate maneuver.
* HandshakeSubstitute: Brofists with Ash when he returns in ''Black and White''.
* HappilyAdopted: Charmander is an exceptional case, he outright jumped into Ash's Pokeball.
* HiddenInPlainSight: in one {{filler}} episode, Ash asks his Pokémon to hide in a mansion's garden to stand guard for thieves. While the others manage to find decent hiding places, Charizard just poses as a statue. He was able to stand still long enough for it to work.
* IncomingHam: Usually gives off a MightyRoar to signal his arrival.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Charizard himself isn't a Dragon-Type, but he does know Dragon Rage, Dragon Breath, and Dragon Tail. Iris actually thought he ''was'' a Dragon-Type until Ash corrected her.
* {{Irony}}:
** Damien deemed him weak because he lost to a Poliwag. Charizard would later shake off his poisonous personality (a possible reminder of Damien's influence) and become loyal to Ash again after losing to a ''Poliwrath''.
** Defeats a Golem and a Blastoise, both Pokémon that have a serious type advantage over Charizard, but then loses to a Pokémon where Charizard ''should'' have the type advantage, Blaziken. Although it's mainly because Charizard doesn't have any flying-type[[note]]"Fly" is treated more as a utility in the anime than an actual attack[[/note]] attacks.
* ItAmusedMe: Charizard often sports a friendly(?) smile on his face whenever he returns and gives Ash a faceful. This may indicate that the Flamethrower is not just something out of habit.
* TheLancer: Overall, to Pikachu. Whereas Pikachu is loyal and takes initiative, Charizard is egotistical and lazy. After his loyalty returns, Charizard functions as a kind of NumberTwo to Pikachu, being the hard-hitting muscle to compliment Pikachu's speedy precision. In ''Island of the Giant Pokémon'', he (as a Charmander) was Pikachu's sidekick, being the only other one who was actually serious about getting them back to Ash.
* LargeHam: It loves giving a MightyRoar whenever it shows up, which send out ''shockwaves'' they're so loud.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: Charizard's modus operandi whenever it returns to Ash's team. To date, it has learned (offscreen): [=DragonBreath=], Overheat, Steel Wing, Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail.
* LostFoodGrievance: In "Pallet Party Panic," he initially refused to stop Team Rocket's aerial bombardment of the party and save Pikachu...until Team Rocket made the critical mistake of blowing up a table of food he had his eyes on.
* MegatonPunch: Supposedly knows Mega Punch - Ash called it at one point, but Charizard never used it.
* MundaneUtility:
** The first thing Charmander does under Ash's care is in "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad", to act as a torch when inside a cave.
** He also used Dragon Tail to dig.
* NoSell: Iris's Dragonite's attacks didn't even scratch the guy.
* NotSoDifferent: He and Ash were both pretty arrogant starting out. Both experience CharacterDevelopment after a session of BreakTheHaughty. Which of course goes a ''long'' way towards explaining why he refused to obey for so long. As seen in PetTheDog below, Charizard ''never'' hated Ash - he simply disrespected him.
* OldFriend: To Pikachu as of their latest meeting -- in a team of largely new arrivals typical of a new region, they stand out by being veterans.
* OlderAndWiser: In ''Best Wishes''. In ''Indigo League'', he mostly started fights. In ''BW'', he breaks up a fight between Iris and Clair's Dragonites. [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom Well, tried to at least]], and despite clearly being angered by this, shows enough restraint not to beat the crap out of both of them.
* OneManArmy: He managed to take down half of Gary Oak's cream-of-the-crop team by himself, reversing the course of the battle from an embarrassing route to a victory.
* PetTheDog: A minor, easy-to-miss moment just ''after'' his evolution. The Aerodactyl, drowsy from Jigglypuff's lullaby, drops Ash in mid-air, and Charizard swoops in to save him before, [[IncrediblyLamePun er...dropping off]] to sleep himself.
** Repeated in "Pallet Party Panic". Everyone thought he was only going after Team Rocket after they ruined his meal, but when they were sent blasting off and Pikachu was falling after escaping their clutches, Charizard saves him. He goes back into [[TheBerserker Berserk Mode]] afterward.
** He also sheds ManlyTears when Ash died (or...[[TakenForGranite whatever]]) in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* PowerUpLetDown: He learns Overheat and Steel Wing during both appearances in the ''Battle Frontier'', but neither one was able to help give him the victory.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Charizard displays this behavior constantly. Perhaps the only Pokémon who does, anyways.
* SignatureMove: Say it with me: '''SEISMIC TOSS!'''
** Before (and probably now after) Flamethrower is his most used move. Set the standard for all of Ash's fire types with Flamethrower.
* SmugSuper: After evolving into a Charmeleon and up until the Orange Island saga, he became arrogant to the point where he'd only fight enemies who caught his interest.
* TailSlap: One of his signature moves as a Charmeleon. He also knows Dragon Tail.
* TookALevelInJerkass: When he evolves into Charizard, he becomes a stubborn jerk. Maybe finally getting stronger got to his head.
* TookALevelInKindness: He was humbled and reverted back to being a loyal friend to Ash after he (once again) saved him from freezing to death.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: His old trainer thought he was weak and a pushover. He was ''so'' wrong.
* UndyingLoyalty: It lost this when it first evolved into Charmeleon. Following several episodes it regained this towards Ash in "Charizard Chills".
* UnskilledButStrong: After evolving and prior to training at the Charific Valley, he was prone to just power through the opposition. See TheBerserker.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The kind, loyal Charmander evolved into an arrogant {{Jerkass}} of a Charizard. A bit sad when you recall what an arrogant {{Jerkass}} his first trainer was. Eventually subverted in "Charizard Chills," where he regains his loyalty to Ash and becomes an outright hero.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With both Ash and Pikachu.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: As a Charmander, he hated the water and even swimming in it would make him cringe.
* WolverinePublicity: Charizard has returned to assist Ash more than any of the other Kanto Pokémon, and each time with some flashy new moves in his arsenal. It helps that Charizard can fly as he pleases, but there's also the fact that Charizard is one of the Pokémon franchise's biggest icons.
* TheWorfBarrage:
** Magmar's Fire Blast, the same attack that caused Ash to forfeit his 1st Gym Match with Blaine lest Pikachu suffer serious injury, barely fazes Charizard in the rematch.
** If Seismic Toss doesn't finish off his opponent outright (whether the opposition {{No Sell}}s it, or they find a way to reverse it) it's a hint that Charizard's in deep trouble.
* TheWorfEffect:
** As a Charmeleon, he was beaten by a terrified Paras jabbing him in the belly.
** The fake Entei in the third movie would have killed Charizard had Molly not stopped it.
** Thank goodness Charizard is here to help Ash face Brandon. This match should be a piece of cake with his help, right? RIGHT? He loses to Brandon's first Pokémon.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Most of Charizard's losses since training in the Valley have been because the opponent was either overpowered (Entei), or Ash simply had little knowledge on the opponent (Blaziken).
* WorstAid: His idea of helping Pignite when he has something stuck in his snout is to ''throw him around''.
* WorthyOpponent: Charizard's goal in life is to find one, at least before mellowing out. He had a brief clash with Tracey's Scyther, but nothing ever came of it. He may have finally found one in Iris's Dragonite.

!!'''Squirtle (Zenigame)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/EricStuart (4Kids), Michele Knotz (current)

Squirtle was a leader of a gang called the Squirtle Squad. Admiring Ash's courage and determination in saving Misty from the Squad and Team Rocket, Squirtle volunteered to reform by joining him, rounding out the starters in his team. He would retire from Ash's team in Johto by helping the Squad, now firefighters, on full time.
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* TheCameo: The Squad briefly shows up in a sidestory: since one of them is wearing the TriangleShades, it's obvious that one was Ash's.
* CharacterDevelopment: Considering his contempt for humans beforehand, he's the most trusting towards Ash after Pikachu by the time the Pokémon get stranded, debunking Bulbasaur's claims he abandoned them on purpose.
* CommutingOnABus: Unlike most of Ash's other pokemon, Squirtle is in the care of an Officer Jenny instead of at Professor Oak's lab.
* {{Delinquent}}: Used to be one.
* DramaticUnmask: Removing his shades, showing his full face before officially joining the team.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His signature Hydro Pump+Rapid Spin combination.
* {{Flight}}: Despite not being a Flying-type, he can [[Franchise/{{Gamera}} fly - or at least hover - by firing Hydro Pump out of his shell's limb openings and spinning]].
* FlippingHelpless: when Team Rocket decides to firebomb them; while Ash, his friends and the rest of the Squad were able to run away, Squirtle finds himself in this position, and Ash had to go back and rescue him. It's also a recurring weakness in his battles. He usually recovers for a comeback, but other times...
* {{Foil}}: To Bulbasaur. Squirtle was the ring leader of a gang of delinquents. Bulbasaur was the valiant protector of helpless Pokémon. Squirtle is all jokes, meanwhile Bulbasaur is all seriousness. And yet both are loyal to their trainer, and ultimately are capable leaders in their own right.
* FreudianExcuse: It's implied that he and the other Squirtles turned to crime because they were abandoned by their trainers.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: He did calm down after Ash caught him (prior to that threatening to kill Misty in the Japanese version), but in "Island Of The Giant Pokémon", he jokingly suggests his owner and friends might've been eaten by a wild Pokémon, seemingly to lighten the mood, but the others, particularly Bulbasaur, [[DudeNotFunny are not amused.]] He does, however, have the decency to apologize after being chastised.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Bulbasaur, with shades of VitriolicBestBuds.
* HotBlooded: As a member of the Squirtle Squad.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Developed them while firefighting with the Squirtle Squad. He can strike his target through a cloud of thick smoke, or even while in midair, upside down!
* LargeHam: Specifically when wearing his shades.
* LetsGetDangerous: Again, regarding his use of his CoolShades.
* NobleDemon: During his tenure in the Squirtle Squad. He threatened to kill Misty if Ash didn't comply to his wishes, but when Ash fears he complied too late, he makes clear he was only bluffing. In the dub, it's changed to a more harmless threat of dying her hair purple. Still he doesn't do it.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: The only one of Ash's original team to not have any indication of whether he wanted to or not.
* OutOfFocus: Compared to Charizard and Bulbasaur. Charizard returned for BW and then joined Ash's reserves at Oak's and Bulbabaur's been with Oak since he left and always shows up whenever Ash visits. But Squirtle hasn't shown up since the end of Battle Frontier. He's not at Oak's (the only reserve now not to be since Charizard joined them at the end of BW) and thus doesn't appear whenever Ash visits there. He was also the only one of Ash's Pokémon (that haven't been outright released or given away) not to be in the group photo at the end of BW.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: When he uses Skull Bash, watch out!
* PluckyComicRelief: Though not too much, his occasional antics pretty much paved the way for his [[MakingASplash Water-type]] successor, Totodile (a ''much'' clearer example of this).
* QuickDraw: His Water Gun is fast enough to stop an attack before it's launched.
* ReformedCriminal: Though he started off as a troublemaker who caused grief, Squirtle ultimately becomes a Squirtle Squad firefighter, someone who saves lives.
* TriangleShades: He seemingly keeps his signature [[IconicItem sunglasses]] in his shell.
* WorthyOpponent: The leader of Team Wartortle, a rival fire-fighting squad.

!!'''Krabby-Kingler (Crab-Kingler)'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa (Krabby), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Kingler)

Krabby was caught and sent directly to Oak's lab. He would be neglected until the Indigo League, where he evolved into Kingler and singlehandedly won Ash's first round. Afterwards, he faded into obscurity.
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: The auto-transfer that occurred immediately after its capture demonstrates that the anime adheres to the games' 6-Pokémon rule.
* CurbStompBattle: He delivers one on his very first battle, soundly sweeping three Pokémon by himself.
** Too bad he hasn't been seen in ages recently.
* DemotedToExtra: His only highlight was in te Indigo League and the Whirl Cup. After that, he's practically a LivingProp (apart from ''Chronicles''). Worse, he hasn't been seen for nearly three series!
* EatTheDog: Ash ''thought'' this might have happened to Krabby when calling Professor Oak to check up on him. It doesn't help that Oak was cooking ''something'' when Ash called.
* EleventhHourRanger: Watch his first battle and you'll see what we mean.
* GentleGiant: Kingler, as long as you don't let him get too friendly.
* GiantEnemyCrab: Pretty much a NiceGuy in the rare case that it's in the spotlight.
* GlassCannon: Kingler is a very strong powerhouse, but it can't take much damage.
* HandCannon: Hyper Beam is fired from its gigantic claw.
* OutOfFocus: For such a great fighter, it's baffling that Ash hasn't used it since the Whirl Cup in Johto.
* SpamAttack: Defeats a Cloyster with a flurry of Crabhammers.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Ash was ''going to'' use him during the Silver Conference, in the 3-on-3 battle against [[PlayingWithFire Macey]]...cue three Voltorb rolling down a nearby hill, and Kingler stopping their momentum leading to it being electrocuted and unable to participate in the match. Thankfully, [[TheBusCameBack Squirtle shows up, having taken a break from the Squirtle Squad to temporarily rejoin Ash's team]].

!!'''Haunter (Ghost)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/TedLewis

Originally a member of a prankster Ghost-Type trio of its own evolution line, Haunter joins Ash to help him win the Saffron Gym rematch. Rather than battling, its hilarious antics causes Sabrina and her Kadabra into a huge laughter, making them unable to continue the battle and bringing Ash the victory. After that, Haunter joins Sabrina's team.
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* DarkIsNotEvil: It's not nearly as evil as it is funny.
* EyePop: Haunter ''loves'' making this kind of facial expression.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Ash never actually captured it, and it leaves after fulfilling its main purpose.
* TheHyena: Even has a very distinctive laugh to go with it.
* {{Invisibility}}: A natural trait, as a ghost and all. Haunter's sudden disappearance just when Ash needed him during the Saffron Gym rematch actually wound up putting the heroes in greater danger than before, even!
* OhCrap: Haunter and its friends have one when in trying to distract Ash and Pikachu, the latter [[spoiler:didn't notice the FallingChandelierOfDoom.]]
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: It pranks people for fun and loves comedy shows.
* ThePrankster: It loves to prank people, which is how Ash beat Sabrina.
* PsychicPowers: Uses AstralProjection on [[spoiler:Ash and Pikachu after a chandelier got dropped on them.]]
* ShoutOut: His TrueCompanions back in Pokémon Tower just screams ''Film/TheThreeStooges''.

!!'''Primeape (Okorizaru)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiroshi Otake
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Hiroshi Otake (Mankey, Primeape first voice), Michael Haigney (Primeape, current)

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* TheBerserker: Upset it in any way and it will punch everything.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: After Ash saves him, his heart melts and he gains PuppyDogEyes, the former having very blatantly earned his respect.
* TheCameo:
** ''Spurt!'' includes Primeape along with Ash's other Pokémon, and it and Squirtle are not treated as released Pokémon like Pidgeot, Lapras, Butterfree or Larvitar in the same opening.
** ''Yajirushi ni Natte!'' includes Primeape in the shot of Ash's Pokémon at Oak's lab (yet Primeape doesn't even show up in the corresponding seasons, not even in ''Best Wishes''' GroupPictureEnding).
** Also had a very, ''very'' brief one in [=BW116=], in a flashback centered around Charizard's past.
* HairTriggerTemper: As with most of his species; the Pokédex even lampshades it.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: its temper was the instrument of its downfall, when subjected to Charmander's ''own'' Rage attack.
* {{Jerkass}}: Until Ash saved him from a nasty fall.
* LongBusTrip: Primeape is the only Pokémon in training who has never come back.
* SatelliteCharacter: Primeape's sole purpose was to provide Ash with some brief character growth (and a quick route to Celadon City), though it did display quite some personality with what little screen-time it was given.
* UnstoppableRage: It's Thrash attack causes it to throw a flurry of punches and kicks at anyone who crosses it.

!!'''Muk (Betbeton)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney (4Kids), Tom Wayland (current)

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Muk's stench was so strong that it seeped its way out of Muk's Pokéball. Such a trait was never addressed again, although that might be attributed to Muk becoming a friendly sort.
* CuddleBug: Really loves to give out hugs.
* DarkIsNotEvil: After his capture.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In the fourth round of the Indigo League, Bulbasaur (who defeated her first two Pokemon without too much trouble) and Pikachu both lost to an extremely agile and strong Bellsprout, cue Ash unexpectedly sending in Muk, who effortlessly body slams Bellsprout into submission.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Zig-zagged. On one hand, it can control its poison level, which is why no one could suffer any ill effects from being around it, let alone when Muk glomps them. The ''weight'' when Muk bears down on them, on the other hand...
* EarlyBirdCameo: The scene of Muk leading its Grimer underlings is on the Pokérap, potentially before the episode in question is even aired.
* EleventhHourRanger: He was an unexpected surprise against Ash's fourth Indigo League opponent.
* GentleGiant: Used to be evil but later on, it's known to give out hugs. [[FriendToAllLivingThings Professor Oak]] probably had a hand in reforming it.
* TheGlomp: Does this to anyone it likes, most frequently Oak.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Yes, whether it's some complete stranger (what Professor Birch was to him at the time), Jessie from Team Rocket, anyone.
* PerpetualSmiler: rarely do you see it with a frown (or growl angrily). It must really enjoy all the company.
* PluckyComicRelief: Always a source of comedy, and after his debut, not a character to be taken seriously.
* RunningGag: He'll ''always'' glomp someone whenever he appears, no exceptions.
* SignatureAttack: Its Bodyslam, which is often used as TheGlomp.
* StoneWall: Muk is slow, but it can take a lot.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The only time outside of the above battles did Ash call Muk was when looking for Misty deep in a large sewer--Muk's natural habitat.
* UnexpectedCharacter: His capture was quite unprecedented, since Muk's debut episode instead teased a Magnemite becoming the new addition to Ash's team. And Muk itself never even showed up until the last few minutes!

!!'''Tauros (30) (Kentauros)'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

A horde of Tauros which Ash caught in the Safari Zone, almost everyone of them but two are accidental. They usually reside in Professor Oak's lab, but occassionally, Ash would pick up one of them for important battles. They are infamous for being caught in a banned episode.
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* AssShove: In "Second Time's the Charm"; you can thank a swarm of Beedrill for that.
* CallBack: The "BeginnersLuck" strategy, which won Ash his first match at the Indigo League, was later brought up in his Orange League battle against Drake. Both battles involve, as the name suggests, a Pokémon that he has never even used before (Krabby and Tauros, respectively).
* DishingOutDirt: Knows Fissure. It doesn't hit a Gengar who simply jumps away from it (the Levitate ability and abilities in general weren't introduced in the original series).
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team. Which is amusing since Ash actually owns a horde of Tauros.
* GentleGiant: Stampeding aside, Tauros are very mild-manner - the Pokédex entry in "The Legend of Dratini" states that they are so gentle, they will only attack if provoked, and Ash's Tauros repeatedly demonstrate(s) this.
* {{Irony}}:
** Ash catches 28 of them on accident while trying to catch other Pokémon. Tauros is one of the rarest Safari Zone encounters in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Blue]]'' and exclusive to the area, while the other Pokémon he was after are all relatively common and/or found in other locations.
** One of the Pokémon Ash was trying to catch is a Ryhorn. He would later turn down an offer to trade one of his Tauros for a Ryhorn.
* LightningBruiser: Even though it had never battled before, the Tauros Ash used in his battle against Drake survived a fight with Drake's Gengar, took down his Venusaur and managed to put up a good fight against his Dragonite before finally going down. It's repeatedly shown itself to be surprisingly fast in addition to hitting like a freight train.
* MundaneUtility: On one occasion, their stampeding were used to wake up Snorlax when the lab was in need of his firepower.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Outside of Japan, the episode they are captured in (#35, "The Legend of Miniryu") was never aired. When they show up again 30 episodes later ("Showdown at the Po-ké Corral"), the English dub added a line about how Ash caught them all off-screen at the Safari Zone.
* RunningGag: Whenever Ash comes back from a journey, the horde loves to run over him to show their affection to him.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Ash did not use Tauros at the Indigo League like he did with Krabby and Muk. Made it that much more of a surprise that he brought Tauros in for his battle with Drake.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Averted. A common misconception is that Brock also caught a Tauros, at the same time when Ash catched his first. However, Brock was actually using one Ash's Safari Balls, which means he helped Ash catching the second Tauros.
* TheWorfEffect: Tauros was the first Pokémon to fall in the Ash vs. Gary battle, defeated rather quickly by Nidoqueen. [[TropesAreNotBad This wasn't badly executed, though]] - its defeat showed just how powerful Gary's team was, and that Ash really needed ''much'' more than power-battling in mind if he wanted to defeat his rival.

! '''Orange Islands'''

!!'''Lapras (Laplace)'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa

At the beginning of the Orange League arc, Ash gets a baby Lapras that was seperated from its swarm. It transports Ash and his companions on its back over the ocean and helps him in the Orange League. At the end of the arc, it returns to its swarm.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: When Lapras was reunited with its herd, they briefly ostracized it for associating with humans. Things got better.
* TheBusCameBack: The first Pokémon to make a significant reappearance in the anime after it was officially released into the wild, the second being Goodra.
* GentleGiant: Lapras in general are large, but kind creatures. This Lapras in particular is still an infant while in Ash's team.
* GetOnTheBoat: Ash and company's transport through the Orange Archipelago.
* LongLostRelative: At the beginning of the second season, Lapras was seperated from its family, but it returns to them after Ash won the Orange League.
* MakingASplash: It carries Ash and his friends over the ocean whenever they travel to another island.
* PassingTheTorch: Now the leader of its herd.
* TookALevelInBadass: By the end of the Orange Islands saga, it was able to tie with Orange Crew Champion Drake's ''Gengar'' - impressive given how it (she?) was easily intimidated by humans at the start and not so strong. Even more when it returns for one episode in Johto, all grown up.

!!'''Snorlax (Kabigon)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigeny (4Kids, first and third voice), Creator/TedLewis (4Kids, second voice), [[Creator/JimmyZoppi Billy Beach]] (current)

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Capable of some impressive running, swimming, and jumping, despite his very heavy build.
** Let's put it another way: he would win a hundred-meter race as long as there's food at the finish line.
* BadassNormal: Snorlax has been proven to be one of Ash's most impressive and strongest Pokémon despite its lack of ElementalPowers. It could contest as Ash's strongest Pokémon along with Pikachu, Charizard, Sceptile and Greninja.
* BerserkButton: Just like in the games, it's not a good idea to rudely interrupt his nap, as Harrison's Hypno (see 'Supporting Cast') found out the hard way.
* BigEater: When it's not snoring, it's snacking. The reason why he was captured was because he was eating a farmer's grapefruit.
* BreathWeapon: Knows Hyper Beam.
* CarnivoreConfusion: In-universe, this guy has actually tried eating other Pokémon on at least one occasion, to the shock of his trainer.
* DeathGlare: Gave an epic one to Harrison's Hypno. Cue OhCrap expression and major ass-kicking.
* DeusExitMachina: His sleeping habit means that Ash can't rely on him for his Orange League championship match, forcing Ash to use a Tauros for the first time.
* GentleGiant: Unless it involves food.
* HeavySleeper: Of course.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Seemingly unstoppable in the battle against Harrison, until the latter's Houndoom used Counter to reflect Snorlax's Hyper Beam back at the giant.
* ImplacableMan: Not even the ''sea'' can stop his tracks.
* {{Kevlard}}: having a certain degree of physical invulnerability is attributed to that huge gut.
* MegatonPunch: Knows Mega Punch and Ice Punch.
* MightyGlacier: A borderline StoneWall as well, as he can take quite a beating and still fight back. (see "Wheel of Frontier")
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: One of the rare occasions that a Poké Ball got broken, giving Ash and friends a lot of trouble trying to get Snorlax to a nearby Pokémon Center. HilarityEnsues.
* StoutStrength: [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass When he sets his mind to it]], he's ''also'' one of Ash's strongest Pokémon.
** Of all Ash's Pokémon during the Silver Conference, Snorlax had the most consistent performance - in both 6-on-6 matches (against Gary and Harrison) he took out ''two'' Pokémon each and overall gave ''the'' best contribution of all his trainer's participating Pokémon.

! '''Johto Region'''
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Inverted: whilst none were copies of the previous spot-holders, much of the team was built up as Ash's old team was PutOnABus. Both Cyndaquil and Totodile soon after Charizard and Squirtle left, while Heracross - a [[BigCreepyCrawlies Bug Type]] - was captured first, and later left the regular party (though he simply stayed at Oak's, as opposed to a permanent departure a la Butterfree).

!!'''Heracross (Heracros)'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

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* BackForTheDead: Though it pulled off an amazing effort, it was still the first of Ash's Mons to get beaten into the ground by Tobias's Darkrai
* BareFistedMonk: Knew Focus Punch at the start of the Sinnoh Conference, though it got traded out for Hyper-Beam later in the tournament.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: This NiceGuy, adorkable, and the RunningGag of trying to sample Bulbasaur's bulb sap would make people forget that Heracross has always been a competent battler.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: It is a giant beetle.
* TheBigGuy: Heracross was always a strong fighter, examples include when he defeated [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Gary's Magmar]],[[note]]scoring Ash's first KO in the match in the process[[/note]] and its one-on-one duel [[CoolVsAwesome with a Scizor]] earlier in the season.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Because of his sweet tooth for tree sap, and how he's always trying to suck nectar from Bulbasaur's bulb, he may come across as very silly. But boy can he fight.
* DeathGlare: Knows Leer.
* {{Determinator}}: He beat Gary's Magmar even after he was ''set on fire''.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Protecting a lone Butterfree from a swarm of Pinsir but refusing to fight back. And, right afterwards, when he sees Bulbasaur...
* {{Flight}}: Heracross is capable of flying.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Knows Hyper Beam.
* TheGlomp: On [[HoYay Bulbasaur]]. Worse still, don't forget that Heracross is ''larger'' than Bulbasaur.
* HornAttack: Knows this attack and Megahorn.
* LightningBruiser: If's larger and more speedy than Bulbasaur.
* OutOfFocus: Similar to Pidgeotto's fate in the first season, Heracross ended up getting relegated to the background to make room for the [[SpotlightStealingSquad Johto Starters]].
* PowerUpLetDown: Hyper Beam does nothing in his battle against Darkrai.
* RunningGag: Don't put him and Bulbasaur in the same scene.
* SleepWalking: Learns Sleep Talk in time for the Sinnoh League, which proves useful against Kricketune and Darkrai.
* SpamAttack: Knows Fury Swipes.
* SweetTooth: It loves sweet nectar.
* TheWorfEffect:
** He's taken down, in a single move, by Gary's Blastoise in the Johto League (after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome handily defeating a Magmar]]). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he was facing a well-raised and powerful Starter Pokémon and had just finished defeating a powerful opponent with a type advantage.
** Also being the first to fall against Tobias's Darkrai, in spite of being the best equipped to fight it type wise. Most of the damage it inflicted was offset by Darkrai's Dream Eater.

!!'''Chikorita-Bayleef (Chicorita-Bayleaf)'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikaKanai

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* ActionGirl: Bayleef is very reliable in battle and has him earned a batch and she has defeated Harrison's Houndoom despite the type disadvantage.
* CharacterDevelopment: She grows out of her immense jealousy to Pikachu after evolving, though still retains her huge crush on Ash.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Is extremely jealous of the attention Ash gives Pikachu. It got over it after evolving.
* {{Determinator}}: Notably, standing up to ''Charizard'' in her first appearance, and even ''tying'' with him! Lampshaded by Brock at the end of her introductory episode.
-->'''Misty:''' ''(referring to Chikorita and Ash)'' They make a perfect team! \\
'''Brock:''' Yeah, Team Stubborn!
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: After evolving into a Bayleef, she forgets her larger size and still tries to leap into his arms, but only ends up tackling him.
* HopelessSuitor: Has a huge crush on Ash, but his [[ObliviousToLove obliviousness]] and young age means it's never reciprocated.
* TheGlomp: Before she can concentrate, she has to work her affection for Ash out of her system. It can [[MomentKiller throw off the show's pace]].
--> '''Ash''': I choose you, Chikorita! \\
'''Chikorita''': *snuggles Ash* \\
'''Ash''': *Gently* That's very nice, but let's hug later.
* GreenThumb: Has plant based powers like Vine Whip and Razor Leaf.
* InASingleBound: Can use her Vine Whip to pull off this effect.
* RunningGag: Bodyslamming Ash in a show of affection whenever she's released.
* WhipItGood: Knows Vine Whip.

!!'''Cyndaquil-Quilava (Hinoarashi-Magmarashi)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YujiUeda
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Cyndaquil), Bill Rogers (Quilava)

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Averted. Its the only Fire Starter of Ash that isn't abandoned by a previous trainer.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Knows Flame Wheel.
* [[MagmaMan Magma Mon]]: Knows Eruption.
* PlayingWithFire: Fire-Type, and knows Flamethrower, Eruption and Flame Wheel.
* SmokeOut: Knows Smokescreen.
* SuperSpeed: It knows Agility.
* TookALevelInBadass: Always strong, Cyndaquil was basically a child when Ash first caught it and originally couldn't maintain its flame. Later, it returned for the Sinnoh League and evolved during battle mere moments after it arrived.
* TheUnexpected: After sticking to his new team in the Hoenn League, not many people expect Ash to bring back his Johto crew in DP. Even less expected Cyndaquil to evolve.

!!'''Totodile (Waninoko)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

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* DanceBattler: Dances a bit when it's called out for battle and when it's not battling.
* DeathGlare: Knows Leer and Scary Face.
* InterspeciesRomance: With an Azumarill and a Quagsire.
* {{Keet}}: Is there ever a moment where Totodile is not cheerful?
* MakingASplash: Pure Water-Type, and knows moves to match.
* PluckyComicRelief: Replaced Squirtle as this, and due to its energy and cheer, is not always the most attentive, leading to some occasional problems. Like Brock, it's a flirt.
* SatelliteCharacter: Totodile ended up getting the least focus and development out of the three Johto Starters.
* UseYourHead: Knows Skull Bash.

!!'''Noctowl (Yorunozuku)'''
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YujiUeda

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* BlowYouAway: Knows Air Slash.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: So far, the most prominent "shiny" Pokémon in the anime.
* {{Flight}}: [[CaptainObvious It can fly.]]
* InformedAbility: Its supposed to be very smart, even among other Noctowl. Never brought up again after Ash captured it.
* OutOfFocus: After the gym battle with Morty, Noctowl didn't have much of a role in the Johto seasons.
* TheOwlKnowingOne: It can see everything from a 360-degree radius.
* AnimalsNotToScale: Another of Noctowl's famous traits is that it is much smaller than other Noctowl (complete with having several size comparisons in the series).
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Noctowl is much smaller than regular Noctowls, but it is smarter than them.
* TookALevelInBadass: Barely did anything in Johto except for being Ash's main battler against Morty, but when it returned for the Sinnoh League it had learned Sky Attack, Air Slash, and Extrasensory, and soundly defeats Conway's Lickilicky with its new powerful moves.
* PsychicPowers: Knows Hypnosis, Confusion and Extrasensory. Foresight arguably also counts, as it made Morty's Ghost Pokémon vulnerable to physical attacks.

!!'''Phanpy-Donphan (Gomazou-Donfan)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara (Gomazou), Creator/KentaMiyake (Donfan)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne (Phanpy, 4Kids first voice), Lindsey Warner (Phanpy, 4Kids second voice), Kayzie Rogers (as Jamie Peacock, Phanpy third voice), Creator/KentaMiyake (Donphan)

Phanpy hatches from an prize egg which Ash won with Bayleef in a Pokémon race. Like the rest of Ash's Pokémon, it stays at Oak's lab when he travels to Hoenn, but when Ash comes back to Kanto and challenges the Battle Frontier, Phanpy comes back to his team and eventually evolves into Donphan.
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* BadassAdorable: As a Phanpy.
* TheBusCameBack: Deposited at Oak's lab after Johto, but rejoins Ash to be a part of his Battle Frontier team.
* BreathWeapon: Knows Hyper Beam.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Donphan dwarfs most other mons in size and power, yet is also a softie, and a [[FriendToAllChildren friend to baby Pokémon]].
* DishingOutDirt: Ground-Type.
* EarthquakeMachine: Knows Earthquake.
* GooGooGodlike: Though it would still lose battles semi-frequently in Johto.
* ManChild: Evolution made him grow physically, but not ''mentally''. A good example is an episode where it found a wicker ball being tossed around by three baby Rhyhorn. It immediately decided to play with them and caused them to run away in terror. It's still a powerhouse either way.
** Another interpretation is Phanpy [[HugeSchoolgirl grew bigger]], but is still considered a child Pokémon.
* RollingAttack: Knows Rollout.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Again, as Phanpy.
* SixthRanger: His addition to the Battle Frontier roster. He's the only Pokémon to have been put in Professor Oak's lab once, before returning to Ash's team for a second, separate tenure (contrasting Aipom who was on two consecutive terms under Ash's ownership).
* UnskilledButStrong: Phanpy's lack of experience makes up for having incredible strength.

!!'''Larvitar (Yogiras)'''
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ash_Larvitar_8366.png]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne

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* TheCameo: Despite not actually being caught like Haunter, it does appear alongside the other released Pokemon in "Spurt!".
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It was traumatized when it was stolen from its mother by three poachers while still being inside its egg.
* DefrostingIceKing: Finally opens up to Brock and Misty late into his story arc.
* DishingOutDirt: Half Rock-Type, half Ground-Type.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: For a small-arc Pokémon, Larvitar goes through a ''lot'' and needs to grow up quite a bit, but in the end he's finally reunited with his mother.
* GooGooGodLike: At first, it's cute, but do not make it mad or you'll regret the beating.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Like Haunter, Larvitar was never officially caught by Ash and leaves the group after being reunited with his mother.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Screech, so if Larvitar ever gets scared, cover your ears.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Misty (Kasumi)]]
!!'''Misty (Kasumi)'''
[[quoteright:166:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_1.jpg]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MayumiIizuka
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (4Kids), Michele Knotz (current)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Xóchitl Ugarte

The youngest of four sisters, she hasn't been blessed with her sisters' looks or charisma. However, she got all of the talent at battling and being snarky. Originally rather temperamental with a crush on Ash that she covered with strong {{Tsundere}} tendencies; after acquiring Togepi - an infant Pokémon requiring a great deal of care - she calmed down considerably. At the end of Johto, she became her city's Gym Leader. An aspiring Water Master.
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!!!Tropes involving her and her Pokémon include:
* ActionGirl: Played with. WordOfGod was that Misty was intended to look fairly inexperienced [[KnowNothingKnowItAll despite her bluster]]. In the show itself, however, while she is often more novice than she'll admit, she is usually reasonably capable.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Her game counterpart was not {{tsundere}} or as feisty. Sequels released after the anime sometimes make nods to her temperament however.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Misty's sisters ostracized her from being the Gym leader and only made her one to she how she'd screw up.
* BareYourMidriff: She wears a midriff-baring top.
* BettyAndVeronica: In the Orange Islands episode where the trio meet Rudy, Misty is Archie, Ash is Betty and Rudy is Veronica when Rudy tries to flirt with Misty and [[HilarityEnsues Ash gets jealous.]]
* BetweenMyLegs: In the episode "Forest Grumps" her legs are used as framing during her stand-off with James and Meowth.
* BigEater: As seen in "The Breeding Center Secret".
* BirdsOfAFeather: She is good friends with Sakura, who is also the youngest in an all-girl family (in the latter's case, her sisters are the Kimono Girls).
* BoyishShortHair: She is a tomboy and has short hair that's combined with TomboyishPonytail.
* BrickJoke: She gets her bike back at the end of the Johto series.
* ButtMonkey: She's sometimes made the butt of the joke by Ash and co. in earlier episodes, and [[DistressedDamsel gets into more perils]] than the rest of the crew (once, she was {{brainwashed}} into thinking she was a Seel). Also that her sisters [[TheRuntAtTheEnd look down on her]]. Doesn't help that she's stuck with [[TheDitz Psyduck]], which gives her a lot of the troubles.
* CatchPhrase: In the original Japanese, she says "Go, [[GratuitousEnglish my steady!]]" whenever she summons a Pokémon. Except maybe Psyduck.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "Bye Bye Butterfree", she (very briefly) takes Brock's going lovesick in stride and treats it as a joke, instead of using the EarAche RunningGag that she'd later be perfecting.
* TheChick: Of the "Original Series" cast.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In the second movie, she is seen to be annoyed when Melody (Fleura) flirts with Ash.
* CordonBleughChef: The [[{{Watsonian}} best way]] to describe how her stew in the Johto episode "Sick Daze" came out. She confused her ingredients and didn't just dump the mixture cutting her losses, and, as a result, the stew was so bad that not even ''[[BigEater Ash]]'' could eat it. She's not actually bad at cooking, mind--earlier in the series, she A: created a medicine from Salveyo Weed for Ash, Tracey, and Jessie's Stun Spore sickness[[note]]which, if she were a true LethalChef, the "medicine" would have turned out to be ''poison''[[/note]], and B: was hinted to have done the cooking in Episodes 3 and 4[[note]]when they arrived in Pewter City, Ash commented that it's been two weeks since he started his journey, indicating that they spent at least 13 days in Viridian Forest, and given how Ash handled his first day, it's unlikely he would have been the one who cooked[[/note]].
* DamselInDistress:
** What she's made to look like by Meowth in episode 12. However, if you watch past the point where Ash returns with the Super Potion ([[YouShouldKnowThisAlready fact is, true fans should have done so by now]]), she reveals that the Squirtle Squad wasn't really going to kill her (in the Japanese version) or turn her into a purplenette ([[NeverSayDie in the English version]]). Ironically, Misty actually volunteered to get the super potion in the former upon learning this demand.
** Played straight in episodes such as "Pokémon Fashion Flash" and "Just Add Water". Both cases also come with a bit of BoundAndGagged.
* DeadpanSnarker: She often snarks at Ash in his sillier moments.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In early episodes, she was cold and pompous towards Ash. Her bug phobia also made her an outright bully towards Caterpie. After they started proving their worth, she softened and accepted them, even if her temper remained for a while.
* DemonHead: She sometimes does this when she gets mad at Ash.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: During her rant about bug Pokémon, she mentions that she hates carrots and peppers.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Downplayed compared to standard anime, but she has inflicted slapstick pain onto Ash and Brock several times.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Misty appeared in the first episode -- and became a main character -- long before the group got to the Cascade Gym (in Episode 7).
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: That she has feelings for Ash. [[ObliviousToLove Aside from Ash of course]].
* EvilLaugh: In [=EP007=], as her Staryu is thrashing Ash's Butterfree. Made all the more dramatic by the tidal wave crashing behind her.
* FieryRedhead: In her early appearances she's fiery, fearless, and an expert battler. Ironically, she specializes in Water-type Pokémon.
* FloralThemeNaming: Sakura (cherry blossom), Ayame (iris), Botan (peony), Kasumi (baby's breath ''or'' mist). The English version keeps the joke by naming the three older girls Daisy, Violet and Lily, but chose to go for preserving the pun on Misty's favorite type over the theme name. [[OddNameOut It does, however, retain how she's the odd one out]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling:
** Misty is the responsible sibling with regards to taking care of and managing the gym better than all three of her sisters. Daisy has gotten a bit better about it, but Misty is never away from the gym too long before her sisters need her to come back.
** On the other hand, Daisy and Violet at least seem more mature than Lily and Misty, due to age.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Phlegmatic (phlegm).
* FreudianExcuse: For a long time, she had a fear of Gyarados because she was nearly swallowed by one as a toddler.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: The Mirage Kingdom two-parter serves as one for her character arc.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With her three sisters. Things seem a touch better of late, at least with eldest sister Daisy.
* UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue: Her eyes vary between being green or blue (or sometimes both at the same time) between the episodes; it was especially prominent before the anime switched over to digital color. Nowadays it seems that they've settled on green, like her most recent official game artwork.
* HairDecorations: Either the hair tie she uses for her side ponytail or the pearl headband of her famed mermaid costume qualifies.
* HairTriggerTemper: She'll fly off the handle at what feels like the drop of a hat.
* HeroStoleMyBike: Ash did it in the first episode, culminating in the series' most famous RunningGag.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Ash back in the first few seasons, much more evident in the Orange Islands arc.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: To an extent. She's more open about her inferiority complex than most examples in that she will (albeit rarely) talk about her experiences as the youngest of her sisters, but other than that her quick-tempered nature and violent tendencies from early on were likely due to living in their shadows. Funnily enough, Misty is the only one of them who has any real passion for training Pokémon while her sisters are more obsessed with their fame as water ballet performers.
* InsultBackfire: In the English dub of [=EP002=]:
-->'''Jessie''': That's pretty big talk coming from such a little lady.\\
'''Misty''': At least you're right about the "pretty" part. Thanks for the compliment!
* JerkassFacade: From the starting point Misty started travelling Ash, there were obvious hints it has to do with more than her fried bike. When Ash finally fulfils his promise, she admits she'd half forgotten about it and just wanted to hang out with him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At the start of the series at least, she was rather condescending toward Ash despite the fact he was just starting out, though also still very caring. She got better as the series went on however.
* KickedUpstairs: After Johto, she has effectively become a Gym Leader due to her sisters being out of town on ballet tour for three months, and it is heavily implied that she has to lose to rookies quite a bit in order to be this in a manner that is very similar to Team Rocket.
* TheKirk
* LettingHerHairDown: A few different times, much to the delight of fans, though the instance most people remember is her mermaid getup, in which it was most probably a wig. She does let her down [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/indigo/020ps12.shtml for real]] [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/houen/S8ps5.shtml on occasion]], though.
* LittleMissBadass: It's easy to miss it due to not being stated in the dub, but she's actually ten, the same age as Ash.
* LuckyTranslation: Her Japanese name is a word for "Mist", which is essentially water vapor.
* MsFanservice: Out of Ash's female friends she has the skimpiest outfit and she has been in [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_red_swimsuit.JPG multiple]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_red_swimsuit2.jpg bikini]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_green_swimsuit.PNG scenes]]. Also Masamitsu Hidaka, one of the directors of the anime, has stated that Ash's female companions basically serves as eye candy for the boys. This has unsettling implications since she's also stated to be ten (and seems to be the oldest of the lot).
* MamaBear: Do ''not'' threaten Togepi.
* MeaningfulName: Based on a LuckyTranslation
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: "Three Sensational Sisters and one [[TheRuntAtTheEnd runt]]!" according to her sisters.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite her critical nature towards Ash, she could be equally childish and HotBlooded, sometimes even Ash herself has to keep her at bay. After all the trouble Psyduck causes, you think she'd also empathise with getting (sometimes unfair) flak over a Pokemon that doesn't follow orders properly.
* OnlyOneName: There once were rumors that her last name was "Waterflower", but this was {{Jossed}} and the creators have confirmed they have not given her a last name.
* ParentalNeglect: And the triplets don't do a good job of looking after the gym ''or'' their little sister.
* ParentService: Her sisters are named as this.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Being a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak, she'll wear pink on occasion. Examples include the kimono she wears at the end of "The Ghost at Maiden's Peak" and in "Princess vs. Princess", her cardigan in ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}''...and that full-body Slowpoke costume she and her friends wore (ItMakesSenseInContext) in "A Shadow of a Drought". Additionally, her Poké Gear is pink.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "[[spoiler: Togetic]], ''leave the rest to me."'' Cue CurbStompBattle, courtesy of [[spoiler: Gyarados.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: In the Japanese version, her comment about Satoshi's heaven (catching his first Pokémon) being her hell (bugs) in episode 3.
* PromotionToParent: To Togepi, and later Azurill.
* PutOnABus: Took over as her city's Gym Leader at the end of Johto.
* RealityEnsues: After Caterpie saves the heroes from Team Rocket, Misty admits to underestimating it. When Ash asks her to prove her affection however, she is unwilling. She still has her bug phobia, just she's learned to be far less of a JerkAss about it.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: Fits the definition perfectly, OddNameOut and all. She's often teased as such by her sisters, but of course, YoungestChildWins, and she actually happens to be the best at training Pokémon among the four.
* {{Shorttank}}: The ''goddamn'' trope picture.
* SheCleansUpNicely: She gobsmacks her friends when she dresses up. Examples include the yukata from "A Ghost At Maiden's Peak" and the princess kimono outfit from "Princess Festival Day"
* ShowgirlSkirt: Her [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_may_001.jpg Goldeen-based outfit]].
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: She is also not free from any physical humor; "Primeape Goes Bananas" features her getting her face kicked to the ground by an angry Mankey, and "Pokémon Fashion Flash" has her getting [[AshFace barbequed by Vulpix's fire]] not once, but ''twice''. The latter episode [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also had her]] getting [[CosmeticCatastrophe a silly makeover]] at which Ash laughed himself sick upon seeing it. ButtMonkey indeed.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Ended up doing this in an early episode that featured a gigantic Tentacruel that was destroying the city that the heroes were currently in, as it was angry that humans were polluting its waters.
* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Misty never lets Ash live down him (and Pikachu) destroying her bike back in Episode 1. [[spoiler:Until she gets it back in full repair from Nurse Joy in the episode when she leaves the party]].
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Sometimes has overblown fantasies about love and romance, and takes it upon herself to play matchmaker on more than one occasion.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: While she'd be there with everyone else in stopping the Crisis of the [=Week/Team=] Rocket, she wouldn't compete in sporting competitions unless they were either [[MakingASplash water-themed]] or [[DesignatedGirlFight girl-themed]]. Granted, [[TheHero Ash]] would compete in the former as well, but Misty would outdo him in those cases.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Onscreen, is the Tomboy to her sister Daisy's and her successor May's Girly Girls. Would also serve as the Tomboy versus any of Ash's other female companions except [[WildChild Iris]].
* TomboyishPonytail: Just stuck out the side.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's tomboyish, has quite a temper, and is the TropeCodifier for {{Shorttank}}. However, she occasionally displays fondness for romantic scenarios, and if she spots one will gush over it to the disgust of her male friends.
* TookALevelInBadass: By the Mirage Kingdom two-parter, [[spoiler: she's gotten over her fear of Gyarados, caught one, and become close enough to it that she ''kisses its Pokeball'' when calling it out.]]
* TookALevelinKindness: Misty starts being alot kinder, especially towards Ash after the Indigo Leauge.
* {{Tsundere}}: Prior to getting Togepi anyway. Her "motherly" tendencies were also implied in other episodes, even the first episode when she tried to check up on Pikachu. All Togepi did was expand on it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:Bug Type Pokémon. And for a little bit, Why Did It Have To Be Gyarados?
* WithFriendsLikeThese...: Thanks to her attitude towards Ash early on, they got on each other's nerves so often that it took Brock to split them up.
* WomenAreWiser: Downplayed. She's more experienced and mature than Ash, but only relatively. Even then her temperament leaves even Ash looking lucid compared to her at times.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite her busty figure and being noticeably taller and (usually) more mature acting than Ash, she's officially the exact same age (ten initially).
* YoungestChildWins: As mentioned, she's a ''much'' better battler than her three sisters ''put together''.
* YouOweMe: Her attitude towards Ash regarding [[ThePreciousPreciousCar her bike]]. It was at least partially an excuse to be his travelling buddy however.

!'''Misty's Pokémon'''
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* MakingASplash: Naturally - Cerulean Gym is traditionally means Water-Type Gym Leader and almost all of her Pokémon are that type. A lot of them also know other type moves and some are dual types. It's worth noting that the latter is a key reason she loves them - Misty cites Water Pokémon as being exceptionally flexible and adaptable compared to most other Pokémon types.
* PoorPredictableRock: All of her Pokémon are water-type, except for Azurill (which evolves into the Water-type Marill) and Togetic, who was released after it evolved from Togepi.
* RealityEnsues: One reason why Goldeen and Horsea are OutOfFocus was because they're not amphibious in nature.

!!'''Goldeen (Tosakinto)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOtani
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis
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* HornAttack: Knows this attack and [[ThisIsADrill Horn Drill]].
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Supersonic.
* OutOfFocus: Worse than ''Horsea'' in this regard. Both are water-''only'' Pokemon.

!!'''Staryu (Hitodeman)'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
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* TheAce: Despite having its evolved form on her team, Staryu is Misty's main battler. In ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}'', it is the only one of Misty's or Brock's Pokémon to hold its own against Molly's artificial ones.
* TheBlank: {{Lampshaded}} in an early episode; in their Gym battle, Ash's Butterfree used Stun Spore on Misty's Staryu, to which she commented that it looked like it was in real pain. [[DumbassHasAPoint Ash called her out by reminding her that it didn't even have a face]]. To her credit, Staryu was sort of writhing and off-balance when it was hit.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: How it basically moves around.
* ShoutOut: For some reason its cry sounds like Series/{{Ultraman}}'s. In one episode, Staryu's core (the red jewel at the center of its body) blinks when he is knocked out, similar to Ultraman when he's weakened or had reached his time limit.

!!'''Starmie'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IkueOtani

Misty's primary battle Pokémon during the original series. Although Starmie is the evolved form of Staryu, she has one of each during the anime, same as the video game version of Misty.
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* AdaptationalWimp: Its game counterpart is a notorious WakeUpCallBoss; this version has fallen victim to TheWorfEffect so bad that ''Staryu'' puts up a better performance.
* TheBlank: Like Staryu, it has no expression.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Same as Staryu.
* PutOnABus: Left at the Cerulean Gym near the end of the Indigo season. Misty reclaimed it later as the new Gym Leader.
* TheWorfEffect: Starmie almost never won a battle on its own; the one time it ''did'' defeat an opponent, it was quickly and violently beaten by another immediately afterward, with its central core ''shattered''.

!!'''Horsea (Tattu)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Machiko Toyoshima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis
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* BearerOfBadNews: Its debut, in "Tentacool and Tentacruel".
* OutOfFocus: Due to being water-bound, Horsea rarely appeared and did very little during its run (though Goldeen generally fared worse despite a longer staying time).
* PutOnABus: Left at the Cerulean Gym near the end of the Indigo season. Misty reclaimed it later as the new Gym Leader.
* SpannerInTheWorks: In "The Battling Eevee Brothers", when Team Rocket made off with all the Pokémon, Horsea included, it was put in a cage tied to the back of the wagon, allowing it to [[TrailOfBreadcrumbs leave a trail of ink]] to show Ash and company where they were going.

!!'''Psyduck (Koduck)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney
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* AcrophobicBird: A water type duck that fears water.
* BlessedWithSuck: Psyduck needs a '''major headache''' to use his powers.
* ButtMonkey: Psyduck is constantly thrown out to fight opponents only to be too confused to put up a fight.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Normally, it's a bit of a moron, but it becomes badass when its headache gets really bad.
* CursedWithAwesome: Despite how embarrassing and frustrating he can be for Misty, he has also saved her and the rest of the team on multiple occasions.
* DelayedReaction: Has a really slow reaction time. [[OverlyLongGag And then he met a Slowpoke...]]
* TheDitz: Everytime it comes out, it ends up poorly for Misty.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Psyduck has a bad habit of jumping into action when Misty specifically requires one of her other Pokémon.
** It goes right to the beginning. Misty stumbled and dropped an unused pokéball, and Psyduck opened it so it would take him in. He literally caught himself for her.
* MindOverMatter: Calls attacks with his mind.
* ShipperOnDeck:
** He tried to get Caserin and Luverin (Misty and Daisy's Luvdisc) together in "Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing".
** To Misty's ire, Psyduck seems to know about her infatuation with a certain IdiotHero.
* VerbalTic: "Psy-yi-yi!"

!!'''Togepi-Togetic (Togepy-Togechick)'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiKoorogi
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* ChildrenRaiseYou: Is credited with making Misty into a more motherly figure. The base is broken on whether that's a good thing.
* DeusExMachina: Whenever it uses [[RandomEffectSpell Metronome]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: First appeared in the same episode that Charmeleon evolved into Charizard and was the ''second'' Gen II Pokémon to appear.[[note]]The first being Ho-oh all the way back in Episode 1.[[/note]]
* {{Flight}}: Gains this when it evolved into Togetic.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: The Mirage Kingdom two-parter, where it left Misty for good, was during ''Advanced Generation''.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Whenever Metronome would kick in for a DeusExMachina.
* PutOnABus: Originally along with Misty, was written out entirely after the Mirage Kingdom two-parter
* RandomEffectSpell: Metronome; Togepi's ''only known attack'' prior to evolving.
* StrayingBaby: Quite often. Sometimes [[HonoraryUncle Pikachu]] is able to keep an eye on it, sometimes not.
* TagalongKid: Doesn't do much while in the party. Except be a DeusExMachina when really needed.

!!'''Poliwag-Poliwhirl-Politoed (Nyoromo-Nyorozo-Nyorotono)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (Poliwag), Creator/EricStuart (Poliwhirl and Politoed)
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* CloudCuckooLander: As Politoed.
* {{Keet}}: Politoed since its final evolution, much to Misty's annoyance.
* NonActionGuy: To an extent after evolving into Politoed.
* UndyingLoyalty: After Misty saved him from Team Rocket, Poliwag became devoted to her to the point of ''evolving during battle'' to try and win.

!!'''Corsola (Sunnygo)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/IkueOtani
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers
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* HealingFactor: Knows Recover.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: It once took down a ''[[RatedMForManly Machoke]]'' by itself, despite a type disadvantage.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Once Misty caught it, it quickly replaced Staryu as her main fighter, and was used in nearly every battle Misty participated in after its capture.

!!'''Gyarados'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
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* DidntSeeThatComing: When it debuted outside ''Pokémon Chronicles'', nobody expected him. [[LampShadeHanging Ash even wondered since when she had a Gyarados]].
* FrickinLaserBeams: Knows Hyper Beam, to devastating effect.
* GentleGiant: Once it's tamed by Misty, it mellows ''considerably''.
* LetsGetDangerous: In his debut outside ''Pokémon Chronicles'', Misty bringing him out is the sign she has enough with the current enemy, [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable whose Pokémon gets annihilated after almost two episodes of shrugging off anything thrown at it]], courtesy of the ElementalRockPaperScissors (the enemy uses a Shedinja, whose ability is to be invulnerable to anything that doesn't have the type advantage of it but is otherwise a GlassCannon and FragileSpeedster, and is vulnerable to fire. Cue Gyarados using [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Flamethrower]]).
* PapaWolf: Thinking about harming Misty? Hope you like a Hyper Beam to the face.
* PlayingWithFire: Knows Flamethrower, and notably uses this to defeat [[StoneWall Shedinja]].

!!'''Caserin (Luvdisc) (Cuserine [Lovecus])'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi (Caserin), Creator/KyokoHikami (Luverin)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis
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* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* SuperSpeed: Knows Agility.

!!'''Azurill (Ruriri)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers
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* HealingFactor: Knows Refresh.
* ItWasAGift: From Tracy, whose Marill is the mother.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Brock (Takeshi)]]
!!'''Brock (Takeshi)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YujiUeda
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/EricStuart (4Kids), Bill Rogers (current)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gabriel Gama (seasons 1-10, later returning for season 13), Alan Prieto (seasons 10-12), Arturo Mercado Jr. (Movies 4 and 5), Ignacio de Anca (Movies 6 and 7)

No last name given. Originally the fearsome Pewter City Gym Leader (which he still runs every now and then), he left to travel with Ash on his journey. Eldest of 10 kids, which he [[PromotionToParent had to raise on his own]] for almost two years after [[ParentalAbandonment his parents left]]. He served as a mentor to Ash for a while before turning into a sort of older brother character, before heading off on his own to fulfill his dream of being a Pokémon Doctor after traveling Sinnoh.
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!!!Tropes involving him and his Pokémon include:
* AdaptationDyeJob: Red-haired in his [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Sugimoribrockoriginal.png original]] Sugimori artwork, brown-haired in the anime. Later artwork, even in Gen 1, has him with dark brown hair.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Is he a really tan Asian guy or a light-skinned black guy? It should be noted in the games he's much more lighter skinned.
** ''Then'' you have those who think he's [[TakeAThirdOption Hispanic.]]
* TheArtifact: See above about {{Flanderization}}.
* ArtShift: When Brock enters a contest, part of his routine involves...well...let's just say [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/kanto/444ps5.shtml this]] is a face I'll be seeing in my nightmares for a while.
* BagOfHolding: Exemplified early in the Indigo saga.
* BalloonBelly: [=EP171=] and [=AG012.=]
* BerserkButton: Aside from becoming ''much'' more passionate in the face of females, he also reacts quite badly to Pokemon mistreatment. The original owner of Ash's Charmander essentially got a [[TranquilFury cold blooded threat]] for leaving his Pokemon to die in the cold rain.
* BigBrotherMentor: He's this to his identical siblings, as well as Ash, and the rest of his companions to some degree.
* BishieSparkle: Not exactly {{Bishonen}}, but [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Brock_and_Nurse_Joy.png this]] is just one of a few times he's used the trick...
* BreakoutCharacter: Brock has always been a supporting character, but is easily the most popular one alongside Misty. His brief absence during the Orange Islands where he was [[ReplacementScrappy replaced with Tracy]] caused uproar in the fandom. His popularity has led him to become the most prevalent of Ash's companions, lasting for three series.
* ButtMonkey: His hound dog routine eventually becomes this. It starts with Misty, and later Max, yanking him by the ear when he got carried away with flirting. Come DP, Crogunk literally [[AssShove poison jabs his butt.]]
* CampStraight: Brock is shown engaging in campy and feminine hobbies such as cooking, baking, and sewing and was even seen wearing a pink apron at one point. The whole thing is Lampshaded though because Brock had to do such campy hobbies in order to take care of his younger siblings at Pewter City after his parents left him alone to take care of them for a long time. He does flirt with a lot of girls such as Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny though.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Inverted. Has every reason to be angry with his father for abandoning the family for a long period of time. Except that, instead of chewing Flint out, Brock instead opted for telling Flint about the chores and daily routine that he has to undergo to take care of the children (it's a long list), while Brock himself goes off on his own journey.
* CasanovaWannabe: He gets cut out of every relationship he tries to start.
** Misty grabs him by the shoulder.
** Max pulls his ear.
** Bonsly tackles him with Double-edge.
** Croagunk uses Poison Jab on him.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the earliest episodes, seemed no more attracted to women than would be expected of his VagueAge (even gets embarrassed and shy when Misty mentions he has a crush on Melanie), and when he was, no more awkward. [[{{Flanderization}} Nowadays...]]
* ChefOfIron: Knows how to make Pokémon food and Pokéblocks.
* ChickMagnet: Made into one for all of five seconds in "Harley Rides Again" when several girls start [[CutenessProximity fawning over his Bonsly.]]
** Aside from that, at least three women have fallen in love with him.
* ChivalrousPervert: G-rated.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Of Uxie.]]
* ColorFailure:
-->'''Holly:''' "I'm sorry, but I'm just not interested in younger men."
* CombatCommentator
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He became Ash's ally after Ash defeated him at Pewter Gym.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While Ash and company are still in the Orange Islands, Brock is a guest of the Ketchum household, and becomes a rival to Mimey when it comes to doing the chores. It's like they're being rivals over ''something else''.
* DynamicEntry: How did he first appear in the Advance Generation series? Throw Forretress as an ActionBomb against a flock of Taillow, that's what!
* EyesAlwaysShut: One of the [[TropeCodifier most well-known examples]].
* {{Flanderization}}: Started out as a mentor type, gained the lovable pervert shtick and eventually became reduced to it, attempts have been made to regain the previous role, with variable success. In a bit of fairness, a silly side was shown in his intro episode when his father came back and promptly got exasperated by his quirks, but before that, he was incredibly no-nonsense - almost like a smaller Lt. Surge.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** Melancholic: Original series and Diamond & Pearl.
** Phlegmatic II: Advance Generation
* ImageSong: "Takeshi's Paradise"
** He was one of the few English cast members to get an Image Song in the form of "Two Perfect Girls".
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Brock's family from his father's side all look or will end up looking exactly the same as him, regardless if they're male or female. Brock's mom is the only one who looks different.
* InformedAbility: His profession/passion as a Pokémon breeder is occasionally mentioned, but has basically zero effect on the show. Probably because the topic involves a little too much birds and the bees for a children's show.
* LetsGetDangerous: In spite of his tenure on the show, he is OutOfFocus for possibly more than 90% of it. When he ''does'' get to show his stuff, however, he's very competent. Best example might be "Leave it to Brocko" from the DP saga.
* LikesOlderWomen: He especially loves the Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys.
* ManlyTears: Sometimes.
* TheMedic: [[spoiler:He refocuses his goal on this at the end of DP. It helps that his Happiny had recently evolved into Chansey.]]
* MundaneUtility: ''Really'' mundane example: Lotad's flat head? Extra ''table''. And, of course there's Croagunk's Poison Jab, which saw more use for you-know-what than in actual battles.
* TheNavigator: The one with the Town Map.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His Japanese name is a reference to a main character in ''Series/TakeshisCastle''.
* NoodleIncident: Ash and Misty find him back at the Ketchum home after their adventure in the Orange Islands. Whenever anyone asks about what happened during his time with Professor Ivy, he goes into a TroubledFetalPosition, to which he requests not to mention her name. To date, it's never been revealed what went on between the two and why he left. (He does mention Ivy in the [[{{Macekre}} English version]] of the seventh movie, though.)
* OnlySaneMan: He was often the one who would break up Ash and Misty whenever they got into a heated arguement.
* OutOfFocus: For being the one traveling companion who was part of the main cast for ''more than ten'' years (only dropping out very briefly in the Orange Islands arc), they sure didn't treat him as well as they could have.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Increasingly so, particularly in most of Sinnoh where both of his traveling companions shared co-star status. Lampshaded in the 11th movie, where Ash and Dawn both spring into action against the BigBad, and Brock briefly gets depressed over being left behind...literally.
** In one episode Team Rocket review their typical plans with accompanying graphics to find out why they always fail. When they get to the step where the heroes counterattack, the graphic shows Ash commanding Pikachu and Dawn commanding Piplup to attack...while Brock just stands in the background.
** The anime is ''very much aware of this''. When Brock got ADayInTheLimelight, he has proven to be cunning, fixing Team Rocket a meal and then stealing the Pokémon they stole and booking it while they were distracted. He's also shown he's an excellent battler, taking out Seviper with Croagunk despite the type disadvantage, and when Ash and Dawn showed up and volunteered to take it from there, Brock told them to stay out of it and he proceeded to beat down James' Carnivine with his newly evolved Sudowoodo...''also'' with a type disadvantage.
* OverusedRunningGag: Thankfully, they tend to mix it up, especially with Bonsly (in a brief stint [[note]]he uses ''Double-Edge''[[/note]]) and Croagunk.
* ParentalAbandonment: They actually come back ([[InconsistentDub yes, his mom was alive all this time]], though 4Kids chose to ignore the plot hole they wrote themselves into), but it's understandable that Brock's less than pleased when they go on vacation and leave his 9 siblings by themselves.
* PassingTheTorch: Handed over control of the gym to his younger brother Forrest.
* PutOnABus: ''Four times!'' Originally, it was because the anime crew thought he might be considered an Asian stereotype to a global audience (it's his eyes). Brought back because, as it turns out, nobody cared about that. The next two times were when the Johto and Hoenn gangs went their separate ways, neither of which were very long. And most recently (and possibly permanently) [[spoiler:after he decides to become a doctor at the end of DP]].
* RagingStiffie: G-rated version, obviously. Basically it's gotten to the point that when he ''doesn't'' have this around InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals, regardless if they're male or female, he starts getting suspicious (often he's ''right''; it's Team Rocket or someone else disguised as the nurse or officer).
* RealMenWearPink: Aside from being TeamDad, he can also be classified as a [[TeamMom Team]] '''[[TeamMom Mom]]''', with good reason.
* RedShirt: Of a non-lethal and recurring variety. While his reappearances would push him more into MauveShirt territory, the fact that he is often shown being defeated to show how powerful an opponent is more directly channels this trope.
* SerialRomeo
* TheSmartGuy: Of every [[TheTeam team]] he's been in. In "Advanced Generation", he somewhat shares the role with Max. [[spoiler: He's also TheChosenOne of Uxie, the precursor of Knowledge.]]
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: "Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore". Brock and Flint have to work together to power up the Pokémon Center's backup generator. Brock was egged on by Nurse Joy several times, causing the energy gauge of the generator to...go sky-high.
%%* TheSpock
* StalkerWithACrush: How else would you describe him having that infamous "guidebook"? Or the fact that he can distinguish Jennys and Joys from each other?
* StrawHypocrite: Sort of. He is appalled when his mother Lola changes the gym to a [[MakingASplash water-type gym]] claiming that he is dedicated to [[DishingOutDirt rock-types]] despite the fact that he caught [[BlowYouAway a]] [[PoisonousPerson Zubat]] in his first episode with Ash, owns several [[MakingASplash water-types]], Ludicolo and Marshtomp, and actually owns only three rock-types, Geodude, Bonsly and Onix (only two now that Onix evolved into [[ExtraOreDinary Steelix]])
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With his nine siblings and his dad.
%%* SupremeChef
* TeamChef: To the point where this is his most essential contribution to the group in later arcs.
%%* TeamDad
* TemptingFate: Brock has started to realize that every time he starts swooning over Nurse Joy or Officer Jenny, Croagunk is only moments away from poison jabbing him, so he tries to control himself and back down.
* {{Tritagonist}}: He's usually in the background compared to the lead male and female, but sometimes the show (or at least, the current story) makes it clear that he's this (at least for the humans). This is most evident during the Galactic arc, where not only does his Croagunk get a rivalry with Saturn's Toxicroak, he's also [[spoiler: chosen by one of the Lake Trio, along with Ash and Dawn.]]
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Which [[http://serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/511.shtml actually]] '''happens'''. [[spoiler:The Fantasy part being [[LotusEaterMachine literal]]...]]
%%* SupremeChef
* WeNeedADistraction: A minor RunningGag, and he sometimes convinces others to join him in the act (Corphish [twice!], Lombre, ''Dawn'')...
* WingdingEyes: Gets hearts in his eyes every time he looks at a pretty girl.
* TheWorfEffect: In spite of his aforementioned competence, his PlotArmor is thinner than those of his friends because of their star/co-star status. If he participates in a competition or tournament that his friends also join, he's likely to either lose early on or eventually get beaten by them (not always realistically).
* YankTheDogsChain: Oh, they do this sometimes with his hopeless flirtations. It just has a way of going straight to hell before the end of the episode.

!'''Brock's Pokémon'''
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* DishingOutDirt: His main type is the Rock-Type. If counting sub-elements, a few of his Pokémon are also Ground-Types and Steel-Types.
** Ironically, despite priding himself in being a Rock-Type specialist, the ''only'' Rock-type he caught during the series proper was Bonsly.
* FreudianTrio:
% In ''Advanced Generation'':
--> TheKirk: Mudkip/Marshtomp
--> TheMcCoy: Lotad/Lombre/Ludicolo (Hoenn) & Bonsly (Kanto)
--> TheSpock: Forretress
% In ''Diamond and Pearl'':
--> TheKirk: Bonsly/Sudowoodo
--> TheMcCoy: Happiny/Chansey
--> TheSpock: Croagunk
* PoorPredictableRock: Averted, as soon as Brock stopped being the Gym Leader, he stopped having a Rock-type theme for his Pokémon team, though he tries to have at least one Rock-type Pokémon on his team. Nonetheless, he is quite firm about keeping Pewter Gym's Rock theme intact.

!!'''Onix-Steelix (Iwark-Haganeil)'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
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* DishingOutDirt: As an Onix, he was a Rock type.
* ExtraOreDinary: Steelix's type is Steel-Type.
* FastTunnelling: Knows Dig.
* GentleGiant: Outside of battle. Especially prominent when he reappeared as Steelix.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Knows Dragon Breath.
* TailSlap: Knows Iron Tail.
* TheWorfEffect: While supposedly Brock's strongest Pokémon, it loses quite a lot (including to ''Meowth'' once, when Meowth dumped water on it and somehow finished it off with Fury Swipes). The impression is further strengthened by the fact that Onix was by far the largest of the main cast's Pokémon during the whole Kanto and Johto sagas.


!!'''Geodude (Isitsubute)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney
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* BareFistedMonk: Knows Seismic Toss.
* DishingOutDirt: Rock type.
* OutOfFocus: Barely got any personality, character development, or battles, and was mainly used in places where Onix was too big to fit.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: It can hold it's own against Pikachu without the need of Onix.
* PowerFloats: Despite being a rock, it somehow levitates.
* ShoutOut: In "The Punchy Pokémon" Brock enters Geodude in a Fighting-type tournament; it IS a fighting-type in the VideoGame/PokemonTradingCardGame.

!!'''Zubat-Golbat-Crobat'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinichiroMiki
----
* BatOutOfHell: Subverted.
* BlowYouAway: Knows Whirlwind.
%%* {{Flight}}
* MakeMeWannaShout: Knows Supersonic and Sonicboom.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We never see Brock actually catching Zubat. And Ash and Misty are just as surprised when he reveals his capture.
%%* PoisonousPerson: Primary type.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Is it any wonder it took such a short time for Golbat to evolve into Crobat, after Brock's caring for it?
%%* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Secondary type.

!!'''Vulpix (Rokon)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis
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* BadassAdorable: It's cute and dainty as a button, yet has explosive fire powers. It was likely for this reason it was usually Brock's representing Pokémon in the Pikachu shorts.
* HappilyAdopted: Technically the property of a professional breeder called Suzie, who entrusted Vulpix with Brock after seeing his warmness to Pokémon. Vulpix very quickly took to Brock as it's trainer.
* {{Kitsune}}: Blatantly based on such with it's fox like appearance and multiple tails.
* OutOfFocus: Too adorable for its own good, especially since it's (currently) the ''only'' Pokémon Brock no longer owns (all the others are at Pewter Gym).
* PlayingWithFire: Packs one hell of a Flamethrower.
* PutOnABus: Returned it to the girl who gave it to him.
* SpoiledBrat: In [[CharacterisationMarchesOn its first appearance]] - it roasts Misty just for unexpectedly picking it up, before curling back up with a light yawn. It's much more playful in later appearances, if still very fond of pampering.
* TheWorfEffect: Introduced as being extremely powerful, but is rarely shown winning an actual battle.

!!'''Pineco-Forretress (Kunugidama-Foretos)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/EricStuart (Pineco, Forretress 4Kids), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Forretress, current)
----
* ActionBomb: Knows [=SelfDestruct=] and Explosion.
%%* DishingOutDirt: Knows Spikes.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* ExtraOreDinary: Forretress is a Steel-Type.
* MundaneUtility: Brock used Forretress' Rapid Spin as an improvised drill when the gang had to make a pit trap.
* RunningGag: Loves to blow itself up at the slightest provocation.
* TheStoic: Forretress; Pineco was a lot more excitable.

!!'''Lotad-Lombre-Ludicolo (Hassboh-Hasubrero-Runpappa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito (Hassboh and Hasubrero), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Runpappa)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers (Lotad), Creator/DanGreen (Lombre), Creator/EricStuart (Ludicolo, 4Kids), Bill Rogers (Ludicolo, current)
----
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's always been a NiceGuy, even in his first stage, but he's really powerful and not afraid to show it when his friends are in danger.
* BulletSeed: He can fire this as a Lombre and a Ludicolo.
* CloudCuckooLander: Kind of "out there" compared to others of its species, especially as a Lotad and a Lombre. Don't ''ever'' assume he's stupid, though.
* ConfusionFu: His battle style is ''unpredictable''.
* GreenThumb: Grass-Type.
* JawDrop: Ludicolo has an EPIC one when his Mawile crush dumps him for a Psyduck.
%%* {{Kappa}}
* {{Keet}}: As Ludicolo, which is characteristic of the species. See also NiceGuy below
* MakingASplash: Water-Type.
* MundaneUtility: Lola, in one of her "ideal" parenting moods, somehow convinced Ludicolo to carry around her bags as she and Flint go on vacation.
* NiceGuy: Shown very early in ''Advanced Generation''. [[note]]When he was called out to battle the leader of a school of Sharpedo, Lotad quickly noticed something was wrong (Sharpedo had been poisoned by Jessie's Seviper), and along with Brock stayed by Sharpedo's side, even overnight. He was quite ecstatic to see that Sharpedo seemed to be recovering, and had its fin wrapped around Brock's back.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: Of the herd of Lotad, this one has a bit of trouble catching up.
* TransformationTrinket: Lombre unflinchingly scrounges around the bag of the Character of the Day, until he found her Water Stone deep inside, instantly making him evolve.
[[/note]]

!!'''Mudkip-Marshtomp (Mizugorou-Numacraw)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara (Mizugorou), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (Numacraw)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lindsey Warner (Mudkip, 4Kids), Michele Knotz (Mudkip, second), Kayzie Rogers (as Jamie Peacock, Marshtomp)
----
* BarrierWarrior: Knows Protect.
* DishingOutDirt: Marshtomp is a ground-type.
* LamarckWasRight: How else would you explain [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/kanto/425ps1.shtml this]]?
* MakingASplash: The Water-Type Starter of the Hoenn region.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The one member of the Hoenn group's Starter trio that saw the least action, hence his evolution coming late, and the only one to never even reach his final stage.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Towards Brock in his first appearance. In general, he's more sweet than icy.
* TeamDad: Mudkip was just as mature - if not moreso - than Pikachu and tried hard to both keep the peace and take care of the younger ones. "Turning Over A New Nuzleaf" was the first great example.

!!'''Bonsly-Sudowoodo (Usohachi-Usokkie)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers
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* BareFistedMonk: Knows Hammer Arm.
* CharacterTics: Sudowoodo has a habit of saluting Brock.
* CoolBigBro: Towards Happiny, since they seem to appear together often.
* CryCute: Bonsly
* DittoFighter: Knows Mimic.
* DishingOutDirt: Rock type.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Bonsly...ironically, early in Sinnoh he learned Mimic and evolved into Sudowoodo an episode later.
* OlderAndWiser: As a Bonsly he was a big crybaby; after evolving, he became a hardworking, loyal battler unafraid to enter the fray and - as an added bonus - unlikely to angst. For instance, when Brock chose Coragunk over him for the cosplay competition (to win Happiny's egg), Sudowoodo gets over the crushing disappointment in ''seconds''.
* OutOfFocus: To a degree (mostly since Croagunk was more prominent), but he still gets some shining moments of prominence and never actually decays as a tough battler.
* TookALevelInBadass: In "Leave it to Brocko", where he evolves.
* WhenTreesAttack: Even though he's actually a Rock-type.
** In "Leave It To Brocko", they use this to their advantage to put a lost, frightened young Nuzleaf at ease, since Bonsly's tree-like appearance reassured Nuzleaf that they were friendly.
* YesMan: Sudowoodo, a more endearing example than most as he's obviously very devoted to his trainer.

!!'''Croagunk (Gureggru)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Bill Rogers
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* AssShove: Croagunk's Poison Jab almost always is depicted like this.
* {{Beat}}: Croagunk is the source of a lot of awkward silences...[[{{Filler}} just staring...]][[OverlyLongGag and croaking...]]
%%* BareFistedMonk: Secondary type.
%%* BrickBreak
* EvilLaugh: Crogunk everytime he has to poison jab Brock and drag him off behind him. ''Cro-cro-cro-croooo''
** In the Japanese version, instead of PokemonSpeak, it's an actual EvilLaugh...
* FascinatingEyebrow: [[http://serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/477.shtml Bizarrely]], when Brock is trying to orient him in the group's daily routine...
* GlassCannon: He can hit ''very'' hard, singlehandedly blocking a stray Draco Meteor fired by ''Dialga'' and knocking out Saturn's Toxicroak in one blow, but doesn't fare so well in prolonged battle.
* HeelFaceTurn: He first shows up as a "member" of Team Rocket; or rather, he followed Meowth to the Rockets' bogus gym, and Jesse decided to use him in their scam. Once the Rockets ditch him, he decides to join Brock instead.
%%* IneffectualLoner
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's usually quick to [[BigDamnHeroes come to the rescue]] of Brock (or the rest of the group) if they're in real danger.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: in "Jumping Rocket Ship", the group gets separated, and Croagunk is simply taking a trip through Canalave's canals by way of several boats. Every time he appears, it was just a split-second before/after one group is in the same scene. For the record, it was Croagunk who's the ''last'' Pokémon to be "found" (or rather, Croagunk found them thanks to Brock being himself).
* NotSoStoic: There are a few times that he outright laughs at his trainer's misfortune towards girls.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Once, his rivalry with Saturn's Toxicroak made him completely ignore Brock's advances to a girl.
* PetTheDog: Can often come across as a {{jerkass}} at times, but the writers occasionally show that he can have a protective side as well.
** There's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in "Doc Brock" - after [[ItMakesSenseInContext Pachirisu has recovered from its sickness thanks to Brock and he's agrees to lecture Ash & Dawn about medicine]], the screen briefly shoots to the window to show Croagunk, [[EyesAlwaysShut eyes closed]] in that {{Animesque}} manner characters have when they're being ''tender''. Besides the subject matter of the episode, that heartwarming little shot gives subtle {{Foreshadowing}} to [[spoiler: Brock's eventual decision to become a Pokémon Doctor]].
%%* PintsizedPowerhouse
%%* PoisonousPerson: Primary type.
* RealMenHateSugar: Shown several times to be adverse to any sweet food.
%%* TheRival: To Saturn's Toxicroak.
* RunningGag:
** He's ''waaay'' too obsessed with his reflection.
** Also the whole "stab and drag Brock away from girls" thing, of course.
* SensorCharacter: He has been able to detect the presence of Team Rocket at several points when the rest of the group was distracted and has headed off to stop them on his own without the others noticing. He was also aware of the approach of Saturn's Toxicroak.
%%* SignatureMove: Poison Jab.
* SixthRanger: If the main characters make up a FiveManBand each series/generation, then Croagunk - who joins last and appears the least - is this to the "Diamond and Pearl" band.
* SomethingWeForgot:
** Pikachu and the other Pokémon are ready to abandon a ship heading for a potentially lethal waterfall, until Pikachu realizes someone is missing. He rushes back inside and tries his hardest to drag Croagunk away from the mirror.
** At the denouement of "Jumping Rocket Ship", the heroes ready to call it a day, until they realize something's missing. Before Brock could realize what it was, he saw a beautiful girl and proceeded to hit on her, and only ''then'' did Croagunk show up.
%%* TheStoic
* SuperSenses: His version of the "Anticipation" ability allows him to have better perception of the surroundings.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Despite all the Poison Jabs Brock took over the series, when their compatability was rated, it was nearly as high as Ash and Pikachu's. Oh, and did we mention that this is a few days after he's caught?
* WhatTheHellHero: The first time Croagunk went too far in attacking Brock[[note]]when Brock was sincere in helping the girl-of-the-day[[/note]], Dawn calls him out on it (he even ''looks'' genuinly abashed). On another occasion, Brock delivers one himself, right after getting stabbed:
-->Oh, c'mon! [[ImagineSpot Imagination]] is against the law?

!!'''Happiny-Chansey (Pinpuku-Lucky)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Miyako Ito
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Emily Jenness
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* AdaptationalBadass: Gets many examples of physical prowess. In the games, Happiny and Chansey are ''notoriously'' low physical attack power, being the ''lowest in the entire game''.
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Inverted - unlike Togepi for example, she was more likely to be aware of when things weren't going well (even on the day she hatched) and could become relatively serious if the situation called for it; on the other hand, her usual demeanor is that of a sweet-natured CheerfulChild.
%%* GooGooGodlike
* HealingFactor: Learned Softboiled immediately upon evolution to Chansey.
* TheMedic
* NiceGirl: Really quite a sweetheart, as is natural for her species - in her intro episode, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she initially offers the Oval Stone which Brock carved her back to him as a sign of friendship and trust, despite how badly she'd previously wanted it upon hatching]]. From that point on, it's pretty safe to say that she's less of a divisive character than Togepi ever was.
%%* NonElemental
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Swinging Jessie's Seviper around by its tail in circles is just a ''fraction'' of her ability.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: So far, she is Brock's only (confirmed) female Pokémon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tracey Sketchit (Kenji)]]

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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomokazuSeki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/TedLewis (4Kids), Craig Blair (current)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Alfredo Leal (Season 2), Javier Olguín (Season 5), Ricardo Bautista (one episode of ''Chronicles'' and another in Season 8), Gerardo García (rest of ''Chronicles''), Christian Strempler (Season 9)

A friend of Ash's, who he met on his trip to the Orange Islands. Specializes in Pokémon watching; i.e. he draws pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat with surgical precision. Tracey primarily draws Pokémon, but there are several human subjects scattered around his various sketchbooks. [[{{Fanboy}} Huge fan of Prof. Oak.]]
----
!!!Tropes involving him and his Pokémon include:
* AdventureCouple: He and [[TheDitz Daisy]] fit some of the criteria, which is probably why they're often shipped together.
* AscendedFanboy: Oak takes him under his wing at the end of the Orange Islands arc.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Tracey's typical battle style. He can predict an opponent's moves based on having seen the set-up motions before and get a counterattack going immediately, which isn't too shabby. In his initial appearance, he was able to discern upbringing problems with a group of trainers' Pokémon, and gauge how strong and well-conditioned Pikachu was with but a mere precursory glance.
* CovertPervert: Downplayed, but if you find anything in his sketchbook that isn't a Pokemon, it's probably a pretty girl he encountered while travelling around with Ash.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
* MeaningfulName: What do you think does he do in his free time? Take a wild guess.
* NonActionGuy: He can battle if he has to, but he uses his Pokémon mainly for fieldwork.
* OutOfFocus: After the very first episode of ''Diamond and Pearl'', he did not appear again until [=BW116=], '''''306 episodes later'''''.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Both in terms of Pokémon, and character (regarding Brock). Poor guy.
* PutOnABus: Now Prof. Oak's assistant.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Savvy Guy to Daisy's Energetic Girl.
* ShirtlessScene: A few, accounting for his entire pre-departure fanbase.
* TheSmartGuy: Of the Orange Islands portion of the "Original Series" FiveManBand.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's "Tracey", not "Tracy".

!'''Tracey's Pokémon'''

!!'''Venonat (Kongpang)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RikakoAikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: It is a giant gnat.
* GreenThumb: Knows Sleep Powder.
* NonActionGuy: Compared to its teammates.
* SuperSenses: Vision.

!!'''Marill (Maril)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MikaKanai
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers
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* ActionMom: It has become a mother in ''Chronicles'. It still can kick asses as ever.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Marill appears in the second season of the anime before ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' were released.
* NiceGirl: Yes, it's a female - it's the ''mother'' of Misty's Azurill after all.
* SuperSenses: Hearing

!!'''Scyther (Strike)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/EricStuart
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* BadassGrandpa: Rejected from his tribe because he was too old to remain the leader (though he makes amends with his young successor before accepting Tracey as his trainer).
* BigCreepyCrawlies: A Bug-Type Pokémon who resembles a giant mantis.
* CoolOldGuy: Scyther is old and out of shape, but still a ''Scyther'' no less.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Knows Double Team.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: A proud fighter despites its old age.
* TheRival: ''Very'' briefly with Charizard due to some initial aggression. After repelling a Team Rocket attack, they "flex their muscles" a bit before making peace.
* RunningGag: Would break into a pant after working, since he left the Pokémon Center before healing properly. It's lampshaded the first time.
* TeamDad: To a degree towards the other Pokémon. Definitely towards his tribe, given he left the Pokémon Center (still injured) to save them from Team Rocket.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Cast]]
!!'''Professor Samuel Oak (Dr. Yukinari Okido)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Stuart Zagnit (4Kids), [[Creator/JimmyZoppi Carter Cathcart]] (current)
->'''Voiced in Latn American Spanish by:''' Hugo Navarrete, Arturo Castañeda (as "Sam" in Movie 4)

Professor Oak comes from Pallet Town. He is Gary Oak's grandfather and gave Pikachu to Ash as a last resort after he woke up late to take one of the other three starters. His status as a semi-main character means that he shows up the most out of all the professors in the series.
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first episode, he was a bit of a grumpy DeadpanSnarker and he was visibly annoyed of Ash who came too late to get his first Pokémon. Later on, he would become an eccentric NiceGuy.
* CoolOldGuy: He gets very excited whenever he meets new Pokémon and he is a very passionate scientist. He also has some cool Pokémon, such as Dragonite and Rotom.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In the main anime itself, he's beloved and respected by most Pokemon, who show as much succinct loyalty to him as their trainers. In his podcast segments however, not a single one will hesitate to [[DisproportionateRetribution brutally assault him]] as he [[HatesBeingTouched tries to inspect them]] in his lectures. He must borrow a very grouchy sample roster.
* [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend To All Pokémon]]: One way or another, he'll find a way to get on a Pokémon's good side.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Besides being one of the leading experts on Pokémon, he's also a world-renowned poet.
* IronButtMonkey: In the Japanese version, Oak would often have a short segment at the end of an episode demonstrating a certain quality or attack that Pokémon can execute. It usually always ends up being used on him. He's been burned, electrocuted, frozen, punched, bitten, and flung across the room more times than you can count.
* MissionControl: Most of Ash's Pokémon are just a phone call away courtesy of him. He also plays a straighter example in ''{{Anime/Pokemon 3}}''.
* NiceGuy: Oak is friendly to Pokémon and humans, something that becomes a standard characteritic for future professors.
* TheProfessor: The most prominent one of the entire franchise and the most famous Pokémon professor of the ''entire world''.
* ShipTease: With Delia. In Theater/PokemonLive, Ash asks Professor Oak not to bring his [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything mother home too late.]]
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:Created by Celebi in ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever''.]]

!!'''Gary Oak (Shigeru Ookido)'''
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->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukoKobayashi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JimmyZoppi
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Gerardo Del Valle (Original Series), Creator/VictorUgarte (Chronicles), Ricardo Bautista (Advance Generation and two episodes of Diamond & Pearl), Benjamín Rivera (One episode of Diamond & Pearl), Noé Velásquez (One Episode of Diamond & Pearl)

Ash's first rival when he started off as a Pokémon trainer. Gary would usually one-up Ash and take any chance to insult him when they met up, but after Ash finally defeated Gary, he soon realized that being a trainer wasn't really his calling, and has since befriended Ash and followed in his grandpa's footsteps to become a Pokémon professor.
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* TheAce: Gary seems to be pretty much be the best at what he does, and even claims to be the top trainer out of the four in his year who left Pallet Town, and is always at least two steps ahead of [[TheHero Ash]]. He even had time to go on a vacation because he had so many damn badges!
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: His [[ThePaidForHarem fanclub]] was mostly made up of {{pom pom girl}}s.
* AnimeHair: Although far from being the most extreme example in the series, it's definitely there.
* ArtEvolution: When we see him after the Battle Frontier, his design matches his game counterpart in ''[=FireRed=]''/''[=LeafGreen=]''.
* BarrierWarrior: Electivire's Protect.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Scizor is a giant mantis.
* BrainyBrunette: Even becomes a Pokémon researcher, [[GenerationXerox just like his grandfather.]]
** And even before that, Gary had such a high knowledge of Pokémon, he barely needed to use his Pokédex to get any info on them, in contrast to Ash who uses his every time he sees a Pokémon, even ones he's'' already'' seen.
* BrainlessBeauty: His fanclub, whose sole existence revolved around fawning attention on him.
* BreakTheHaughty: Being owned by Mewtwo, then losing in the last round of the Pokémon League preliminaries. He gets better, though.
** It was somewhat implied Gary had never lost before, which seems to shape him into a more humble person. BreakTheHaughty indeed.
* TheBusCameBack: Disappears for the entirety of ''Advanced'', appearing only in the last episodes to tell Ash about Sinnoh.
* ChildhoodFriends: Being neighbors in Pallet Town, he was this with Ash prior to the incident with the Pokeball. See We Used To Be Friends below.
* CrossdressingVoices: In Japanese.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Got his own episode in ''Pokémon Chronicles.''
* DeadpanSnarker: The "deadpan" part coming in from Johto and onwards.
* DemotedToExtra: Ever since the Original Series - he didn't appear at all in Hoenn (only showing up at the end of ''Advanced Generation''); shows up only four times in Diamond and Pearl ([[CurbStompBattle in two of which he got his ass handed to him by Team Galactic]]), and didn't appear in Unova.
* DishingOutDirt (Rock/Ground): Golem, Nidoking and Nidoqueen.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Umbreon, who knew Double Team as an Eevee.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Downplayed with his cheerleaders, whose costume and hair designs were not actually finalized until "Beauty and the Beach".
* ExtraOreDinary: Scizor, Electivire's Iron Tail.
* ElementalPunch: Electivire's Thunder Punch.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Blastoise's Rapid Spin.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Nidoqueen's Hyper Beam.
* FriendlyEnemy: In Johto.
* GuestStarPartyMember: At times, most notably in several "Diamond and Pearl" series episodes.
* GreenEyes: Except for a very early episode where he had blue eyes, he's always been depicted with it. ''Best Wishes'' final episode confirmed it.
* HandsomeLech and KidAnova: In Kanto, he traveled with a large group of older girls. That is one pimp pre-teen.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's clearly done ''a lot'' off camera, but most of it goes unseen.
* HornAttack: Nidoking's attack.
* InsufferableGenius: While most of the time he's a SmallNameBigEgo who loses his more important battles, he's still quite a competent trainer and is more than happy to show it off. Him gaining ten badges in Kanto and flaunting them to Ash is one of the most (in)famous examples.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold He gets better from Johto onwards]], but this can still pop up.
* LargeHam: During his SmallNameBigEgo Kanto days.
* MakingASplash: Blastoise and Krabby.
* MegatonPunch: Nidoqueen's Mega Punch.
* MoralityPet: Umbreon, most likely, seeing as he started to train it at the same time his change of attitude started. (Given the fact that it ''is'' an Umbreon might be a factor, seeing as Eevee evolve into Umbreon when treated well by a trainer.)
* MythologyGag: His eyes are [[http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/kennykyo/GREENEYES.jpg green]] as either a reference to his game counterparts JPN name (Green), one of the first two games in the series (Red and ''Green'') or both.
* NoSell: his Golem is too heavy for Charizard to lift, so no Seismic Toss for Golem.
* PaidHarem: He had a gang of cheerleaders supporting him (and in one case, Ash) in Kanto; after losing at the Indigo League and learning humility, he got rid of them.
* PetTheDog: In ''Battle Of The Badge'', Gary's the one who tackles Meowth to prevent him from blowing up the [[ElectricTorture rigged]] platform Ash is standing on during his gym battle against Team Rocket.
* PlayingWithFire: Arcanine and Magmar.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: In Kanto, due to the show continuing past it and the original conclusion of Ash vs. Gary being changed so that Gary is knocked out of the League tournament by a random opponent before he can face Ash, making most of his previous antagonistic appearances rather pointless in retrospect.
* PoisonousPerson: Nidoking and Nidoqueen.
* PsychicPowers: Umbreon's Psychic.
* PunnyName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Oak His English name]], funnily enough.
* TheReveal: It wasn't until his second match with Ash that we learned he started with [[spoiler:Squirtle.]] None of his main Pokémon were even ''shown'' until episode 63 (when he was shown using Nidoking and Arcanine at the Viridian gym), though his Krabby made a brief appearance in episode 13, alongside the one Ash had just caught). We did hear at a few points in early episodes that he caught a ''lot'' of Pokémon.
** Over 200, according to Professor Oak, meaning since there were only 151 kinds in the Kanto saga, he's caught quite a few more of the same species, especially since he had only seen 60 at that point.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Ash's red of the "Original Series", being level-headed and logical while Ash is brash and impulsive.
* TheRival: Ash's main rival until the end of the Johto saga. He and Ash are currently providing the page picture for this trope.
* SameCharacterButDifferent: Kanto's Gary was a snide braggart who was constantly lording himself and his experiences over Ash while traveling around with a personal cheerleading team in a convertible (while Ash was [[{{Foil}} hoofin' it old-school]]). Johto's Gary was an aloof and stoic wanderer accompanied by only his Pokemon -- Johto's first opening even wrapped him in a distinctive black cloak. Even acknowledging his significant BreakTheHaughty moments at the tail end of the first season, the Character Development that was necessary to create Johto's Gary happened entirely offscreen. The writers caught themselves at the end of Ash's Johto adventures and restored his team of cheerleaders to him just in time for his final fight with Ash.
* ShockAndAwe: Electivire.
* SignatureMove: The original Johto opening would have you believe Gary's Eevee was his Signature Mon.
* SoulPower: Umbreon's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]].
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Gary's Blastoise was an expert in using Rapid Spin to deflect Ash's attacks, like Muk's Sludge Bomb and Bayleef's Razor Leaf.
* SuperSpeed: Arcanine.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Really thinks highly of himself in the first season, which only increases the irony over the fact that he loses in the ''preliminaries'' of the Indigo League. Played for hilarity when, during the swimsuit contest in the originally-banned BeachEpisode, he actually believes everyone is watching ''him''.
* TookALevelInKindness: Becomes considerably nicer to Ash during the Johto Arc.
* {{Tuckerization}}: His Japanese name, Shigeru, is taken from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, who served as a mentor to Creator/SatoshiTajiri.
* TheUnfought: Despite being Ash's rival, the two never have battle in the first series, having their first one-on-one battle in the final episode of the Orange Island saga after Ash had returned home. Technically the two don't even a ''full'' battle until the tail-end of the Johto Saga.
* UseYourHead: Blastoise's Skull Bash.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Ash, before a quarrel involving a broken Pokéball. [[spoiler:Which they each kept half of.]]

!!'''Delia Ketchum (Hanako)'''
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[[caption-width-right:277:Ash's mom has got it going on.]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasamiToyoshima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/VeronicaTaylor (4Kids), Sarah Natochenny (current)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Ana Patricia Anides (Original Series and current), Rebeca Manríquez (Chronicles), Elena Ramírez (Advance Generation and the start of Diamond & Pearl)

Ash's always-loving mother. Not much more needs to be said about her. Just let the tropes do the talking.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: She gave birth to Ash when she was 18.
* AbusiveParents: Subverted; while she's not unsupportive of Ash and does love him, the novels by Creator/TakeshiShudo reveal that she wanted her son out of her life as soon as possible so she could recapture her youth. Of course if those were ever canon to begin with is debatable.
* AllThereInTheManual: She does have an actual job apart from just minding the house: a restaurant that she inherited from her mother.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Delia frequently and loudly reminds Ash to change his you-know-whats. Sometimes his friends are around. Sometimes there's a small crowd. Sometimes it's being filmed on live TV. However, Delia's obssession with her son's underwear is limited to the 4Kids dub.
* AndTheRest: Delia has been known to do this to ''her own son''.
-->'''Delia''': "Oh, Pikachu! It's so good to see you again, [[CutenessProximity oh you're so cute, I could just hug you all day]] -- [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight oh, hi Ash.]]"
* TheAtoner: In Theater/PokemonLive, [[spoiler:Delia feels guilty for associating herself with Giovanni as a young woman and wishes to keep Ash from learning the truth about her past.]]
* BattleButler: Well, what else can we call Mimey?
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In some ''Chronicles'' episodes, she actually shows some skill as a trainer.
* TheDitz: Not always, but she has her moments.
* FormerTeenRebel: According to ''Theater/PokemonLive'', where she reveals she had dated a "bad boy" for a time, a "bad boy" who [[spoiler: happened to be Giovanni.]]
* GreenThumb: She enjoys gardening as her favorite hobby.
* HiddenDepths: She was one of Professor Oak's top students when she was in school. Suddenly having to raise a son all on her own suddenly left no time for schoolwork.
* IdiotHair: Delia sports an ahoge just for the sake of having one. She is neither an idiot nor mischievous.
* MarilynManeuver: Yes, they went there. [[ImagineSpot She was just imagining it.]]
* NeatFreak: Mimey. He once vaccuumed Ash in the face because he apparently hadn't taken a bath for so long.
* PsychicPowers: Delia owns a very powerful Mr. Mime. Well, she doesn't ''own'' Mimey so much as he showed up on her doorstep and she fed him because she thought he was Ash...long story. Anyway, he's basically part of the family now.
* TeamMom: Treats Ash's friends like her own children. When Ash and Misty returned to Kanto after the Orange Islands saga, they found that Delia had found a {{Heroic BSOD}}-inflicted Brock and was letting him stay at the Ketchum house while she nursed him back to health.
* TeenPregnancy: Delia is/[[NotAllowedToGrowUp was]] 29 years old when Ash turned 10 and started on his journey as a trainer, meaning she was 19 when he was born.

!!'''Officer Jenny (Junsar)'''
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[[caption-width-right:287:Jenny! Oh Jenny!]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ChinamiNishimura
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MeganHollingshead, Jamie Davyous Owens, KayzieRogers, Maya Rosewood, and Emily Williams
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Mayra Arellano (Seasons 1-6, 13-current), Erica Edwards (Season 7 and Chronicles), Creator/CristinaHernandez (seasons 8-11), Betzabe Jara (Season 12), Ana María Grey (Season 1, only in three episodes)

If there's a town with any semblance of law enforcement, then Officer Jenny will be there.
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!!!The numerous Jennies out there exhibit the following tropes:
* ArtEvolution: Officer Jenny got a complete makeover in the Unova region. She went from having shoulder-length hair and a blue uniform to [[http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/3695/307343-168.jpg grass-green short cropped hair with a beige uniform in Unova]]. Some have commented on her appearance, saying she looks like a ButchLesbian. Kalosian Jennys have wavy hair tied in a low ponytail, though the uniforms are back to blue.
* BetweenMyLegs: The shot used when a Jenny first appears in Best Wishes episode 38.
* BikerBabe: Most of them drive a motorcycle as a preferred vehicle of choice.
* BusmansHoliday: Viridian Officer Jenny pops up in Eterna City on her day off, right around the same time that a major heist has occurred.
* CombatPragmatist : The Jenny in "A Poached Ego", where she instantly beats the poacher Rico by quickly stealing the Poké Ball containing his ace, Tyranitar. In fairness, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown what he had it do to Team Rocket]] (both Pokemon ''and trainers'') was more than enough to warrant this resort.
* CowboyCop: One particular Jenny enjoys taking down criminals with her...[[ImprobableWeaponUser bowling skills.]] That same Jenny came all the way from Kanto just to capture Team Rocket.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: The Jenny in "Pokémon Emergency!"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Not only did the Jenny attire change throughout later regions, but their default personalities tend to be rather serious and humourless, compared to early episodes where they tended to be [[PluckyGirl more energetic and hammy]].
* FairCop: All of them. There's a reason why Brock likes them so much.
* GenderEqualsBreed: Ash and Co. once met a Luxray trainer named Marble, a young Jenny. As with Joy, this indicates that men have no impact on genetics in the family.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: "Stealing the Conversation", where one Jenny stopped criminals with a bowling ball.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Former co-TropeNamer. All Jennies look exactly alike, but each Jenny is told apart by the insignia on their hat, representing the town they're from. Brock can tell them apart by other details, such as the length of their skirt.
* PhraseCatcher: A RunningGag with new main characters (and Ash in Unova) is that they would always mistake the second Jenny they meet on their journey with the first one. When Serena does it with the Kalos Jenny, Ash remarks, in deadpan, [[LampshadeHanging "I knew it..."]]
* PlayingWithFire: Most Jennies have a Growlithe or Arcanine. (the exception is Unova, where it's a Lilipup/Herdier/Stoutland.)
* PoorPredictableRock: Though only most, since there have been Jennies that use other Pokémon as well, ranging from Luxray to Gastly.
* PoliceAreUseless: Played with, as while the Jennies ''do'' try to help Ash and friends, it's usually the latter who play the key part in saving the day. Played completely straight, however, by the Eterna City Jenny from "A Secret Sphere of Influence".
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of them, but especially the Jennies in "Pokémon Emergency!" and "Spinarak Attack". The former even gives Ash a free ride to the Pokémon Center!
* ShesGotLegs: And every so often the animators decide to [[{{Fanservice}} remind us as much]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The {{Tomboy}} to Nurse Joy's GirlyGirl.
* TooDumbToLive: Quite a few, like the one in "An Egg-Sitting Adventure!"
* TheWorfEffect: Prone to being overpowered by the current threat to make Ash's team relevant. They sometimes get to pull a BigDamnHeroes to maintain their competence however.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green. In earlier episodes, it was [[UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue blue]].
* ZergRush: The Eterna City Jenny uses this technique with a crapload of other officers to corner Nando in "A Secret Sphere of Influence".

!!'''Nurse Joy'''
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[[caption-width-right:342:Joy! Oh Joy![[note]]A one-woman man's what I wanna be, but [[LoveTriangle there's two perfect girls for me!]][[/note]]]]
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AyakoShiraishi, Creator/KikukoInoue, and Creator/YurikoYamaguchi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MeganHollingshead, Creator/BellaHudson, and Michele Knotz
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Mildred Barrera

Much like Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy is found anywhere that has a Pokémon center.
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!!!The numerous Joys found around the world exhibit the following tropes:
* ArtEvolution: Along with Jenny above, Nurse Joy also underwent a makeover for the Unova region. [[http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/3695/291051-182.jpg The bangs of her hair were parted, giving her an overall much younger appearance.]] She also no longer wears a white apron. In Kalos, the pigtails are slightly raised.
* {{Brainwashed}}: One Joy was turned into Mewtwo's servant in ''Mewtwo Strikes Back'', later freed from his control when she was no longer useful.
* CanonImmigrant: While not referenced by name, the Pokémon Center nurse in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' is Nurse Joy, sporting her Kalos design. Since the games have only been sprites up until now, adding 3D model characters into the game allows the games to start adapting the anime characters, if for nothing more than their character designs.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead:Most of the Joys who live in the Orange Islands have a healthy tan due to living in such sunny environments.
* DeadlyDoctor: One particular Joy near the end of the Battle Frontier arc kicked Ash's ass in a battle with Chansey, then routinely rushed his Corphish to be healed.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Well, she ''is'' a nurse, so it's her job to take care of them.
* GenderEqualsBreed: More recent episodes have shown children Joys named Marnie and Paige, who look exactly the same as their mother. The father looks nothing like the rest of the family. This also implies that Joy is the surname.
* HeroicBSOD: The grief-stricken Joy in "One Big Happiny Family!"
* HospitalHottie: Makes one go ''Brock'' over them.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: The other former Co-TropeNamer. Every Joy in the world looks exactly the same. The only way to tell them apart is by the [[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/Anime/Pokemon/HordeofNurseJoys.jpg color of the cross on their hats, which will range through every color except Red due to copyright reasons]]. Brock can tell them apart without that fact, and in fact can tell when someone is only pretending to be Joy (He doesn't go crazy over them).
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: In one of the Diamond/Pearl side stories, Forrest battles a Joy with a Dragon-type to keep the Pewter Gym open. [[spoiler:Said dragon is a ''Latias'']].
* TheMedic: She is more a doctor than a nurse.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: One of the dark-skinned Joys mentioned above also has super-strength. You wouldn't know it by looking at her. She is, however, commented on as being more muscular than the other Joys.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Most Joys have pink hair and most Joys have a kind disposition.
* PhraseCatcher: Similar to Jenny's entry above.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The GirlyGirl to Officer Jenny's {{Tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Joys have the 'gentle inner iron' thing going for them and then there's the [[Creator/KikukoInoue voice...]]

!!'''Todd Snap (Toru)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KappeiYamaguchi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JimmyZoppi
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish''': Creator/VictorUgarte

An enthusiastic Pokémon photographer, Todd Snap loves taking photos of Pokémon in their natural habitat and learns from Ash how to properly understand their feelings. In his first appearance, he tries to catch a photo of Pikachu after misunderstanding Team Rocket's request to "catch" Pikachu. He becomes a travelling companion to Ash, Misty and Brock for a short while before departing to explore Kanto's mountain region. He reunites with his friends in Johto, trying to snap Articuno whilst accompanied by Jigglypuff. He is fittingly the star of ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''.
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* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: Professor Oak gives the Zero One multipurpose vehicle to Todd in ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''. The vehicle can go on land via railway tracks, can travel down rivers, and fly using rocket boosters.
* TheBusCameBack: For a second 3-parter during the Johto saga.
* CameraFiend: As a photographer, he always like to shoot photos.
* ChekhovsSkill: His skills in photography (and camera) proved vital in gathering evidence against Cassidy and Butch, bringing their breeding centre scheme crashing down.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Basically his entire original appearance, since its ''purpose'' was to promote ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap''.
* FamedInStory: Earned a lot of accolades for photographing a live Aerodactyl.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He travels with Ash's group for a couple of episodes.
* NonActionGuy: He is not a trainer.
* PhotoOpWithTheDog: Todd tries to do with Pikachu and other Pokémon throughout his appearances.
* PutOnABus: In Season 1, and then reappears in Johto.
* RunningGag: Todd takes photos at the most inappropriate moments.

!!'''Jessiebelle (Rumika)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Music/MegumiHayashibara
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (4kids), Michele Knotz (TPCI)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Elena Ramírez (Original Series), Diana Pérez (Diamond & Pearl episode 2), Rebeca Gómez (Diamond & Pearl episode 153)

James's somewhat abusive fiancee chosen by his parents.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: To James, simply because his parents forced him to marry her and he'd rather be with Jessie.
* AllWomenAreDomsAllMenAreSubs: She's controlling, has a lot of kinky devices in the basement, and attempts to make James bend to her will.
* BastardGirlfriend: '''Definitely'''.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Her latest appearance was [=DP153=] which is 571 episodes between her first appearance in the anime and this one (Not counting DP 002 of course).
* CreepyChild: Even in her youth, she tried to control James.
* EvilRedhead: Maybe.
* GoldDigger: Possibly the reason she wants to marry James is for his family's money.
* GreenThumb: Owns a Vileplume, her only known Pokémon.
* IdenticalStranger: She looks almost exactly like Jessie, except for her hair and her eyes.
* MeaningfulName: Jessiebelle is essentially a fancy-sounding name for the idiom ''Jezebel'' which is a term for an evil, scheming woman. Pretty fitting.
* WhipItGood: She uses a whip on James in her debut episode.
* {{Yandere}}: Of the non-murderous type, although she is willing to hurt James into obeying her.

!!'''Ritchie (Hiroshi)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MinamiTakayama
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Ana Lobo (Original Series), Manuel Díaz (Chronicles)
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* BlowYouAway: Happy's Whirlwind.
* BigCreepyCrawlies:Happy (Butterfree) is a giant butterfly.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Had a few episodes to himself in ''Chronicles''.
* DishingOutDirt (Rock & Ground): Cruise (Pupitar).
* DoppelgangerSpin: Rose's Double Team.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ash himself, right down to the similarity of his team.
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the three-part Lugia arc in the Whirl Islands.
* GreenThumb: Happy's Sleep Powder.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Appears in a few episodes of ''Pokémon Chronicles''.
* TheNicknamer: Towards his team. Every single one of them has a nickname.
* PlayingWithFire: Zippo, a Fire-type Charmeleon.
* RummageFail: So far the only character to put stickers on his Pokéballs to avert this.
* ShockAndAwe: Sparky, an electric-type Pikachu
* ShoutOut: Considering that we've had Satoshi and Shigeru, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Yamauchi Hiroshi would ring a bell, especially for old-time Nintendo fans since the 1990s.]]
* SimilarSquad: He owns three Pokémon resembling Ash's original team. He himself is similar to Ash.
* SixthRanger: At the end of the Indigo League arc/season, and during the three-part Lugia arc in Johto.

!!'''Professor Felina Ivy (Dr. Uchikido)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KeikoHan
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/KayzieRogers
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Jacqueline Castañeda (Series), Carola Vásquez (Movie 2)

Professor Ivy lives in the Orange Islands. She was introduced for little more reason than to give the [[{{MacGuffin}} GS Ball]] to Ash, Misty, and Brock.
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* HotLibrarian and HotScientist: Those glasses are sexy.
* MsFanservice: How she is introduced and treated in the series.
* NoodleIncident: Nobody knows why Brock is terrified of her these days. He's certainly not telling.

!!'''Casey (Nanako)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Nina Kumagaya
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kerry Williams
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Rommy Mendoza (Original Series), Gaby Ugarte and Georgina Sánchez (Chronicles)

One girl fan of baseball and recurrent character in Johto. Appeared in three episodes in the Johto series, in one of the openings in Johto, side to side with Ritchie and Gary and participated of two Chronicles episodes, one as the main character.
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* AnimalMotifs: Electabuzz.
* BerserkButton: Questioning her loyalty to the Electabuzz baseball team, as Ash did in her first appearance (though since Charizard gave her entire team a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, this had a different negative effect at first).
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Beedrill is a giant bee. She got it from Ash.
* CurbStompBattle: Suffers one against Ash, when all three of her Pokémon fall to Charizard without him even trying.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Is the main character in a ''Chronicles'' episode.
* TheDitz: She's cute but not too bright.
* FanGirl: To the Electabuzz baseball team, which are [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the Osaka Hanshin Tigers, a RealLife baseball team which is much loved in Japan. Parts of [[http://baseballcontinuum.com/2013/03/17/bizarre-baseball-culture-crummy-teams-fanatics-and-pokemon-in-the-double-trouble-header/ her debut episode make this very obvious to people familiar with Japanese baseball]].
* {{Flight}}: Pidgey and Beedrill.
* GenderBlenderName: In the English dub.
* GreenThumb: Meganium.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: In the original.
* MeaningfulName: She's a fan of a baseball team, and thus named after the poem "Casey At The Bat".
* NiceHat: A baseball cap with a lightning bolt design on the front.
* NonElemental: Rattata.
* RunningGag: Her appearances to the gang is never complete without her (and her team) singing the Electabuzz theme song.
* PoisonousPerson: Beedrill.
* ShockAndAwe: Elekid.
* WhatTheHellHero: She pushed her Chikorita in her second appearance (during the Bug-Catching Contest) so she could beat Ash. Thankfully she learned her lesson afterwards, and Ash [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming giving her the Beedrill he won the Contest with]] helped her appreciate the lesson all the more.

!!'''Harrison (Hazuki)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsumi Toriumi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/WayneGrayson
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Noé Velásquez

One of the participants of the Silver Conference. Originates from Hoenn and was responsible for defeating Ash. Much as people give Ash flak for never winning a major League, Harrison is highly respected by the fandom for being a genuinely tough opponent and actually ''earning'' his victory against Ash (unlike Ritchie, whose reception is more divided). This trend continued with his Hoenn SpiritualSuccessor, Tyson.
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* AttackReflector: Houndoom's Counter.
* CanineCompanion: Houndoom.
* DishingOutDirt: Steelix, a Ground-type
* ExtraOreDinary: Steelix, Sneasel's [[WolverineClaws Metal Claw]].
* FragileSpeedster: Kecleon - swift and agile with unique natural abilities that provide a challenge for Pikachu, but not the highest endurance overall.
* GlassCannon: Sneasel - powerful striking ability, yet goes down when Totodile gives it a steady beatdown.
* JackOfAllStats: Houndoom - the most even-balanced of the team, with considerable strength and states. Beaten when Bayleef clamps its jaws shut, ending its normal advantage.
* LightningBruiser: Blaziken - overall the strongest with great abilities all-around, able to casually defeat Bayleef and fight Charizard to a near-standstill despite the latter's type advantage.
* ManBitesMan: Houndoom's Bite.
* MightyGlacier: Steelix - the highest defense and raw strength (but not the fastest), taking out the much smaller Noctowl. Snorlax's similar constitution counters it.
* OhCrap: When Hypno realised what a bad idea it was to wake [[HeavySleeper Snorlax]] using Dream Eater, its face became a case study of this trope.
* PlayingWithFire: Houndoom, Blaziken
* PsychicPowers: Hypno, Kecleon's Psybeam.
* SquishyWizard: Hypno - relies on its psychic abilities to provide unexpectedly strong attacks, but not fast and taken down by a single point-blank Hyper Beam.
* SoulPower: Sneasel's [[EnergyBall Shadow Ball]], and Kecleon's Lick.
* RightHandAttackDog: Houndoom, who appears occasionally outside its ball with its trainer.
* UseYourHead: Houndoom's Headbutt.
* VisibleInvisibility: Kecleon
* WorfHadTheFlu: After being too injured from fighting Ash's Charizard, Blaziken was unable to participate in Harrison's next battle, costing him the win.

!!'''Duplica (Imite)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Orine Fukushima
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MeganHollingshead
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Mayra Arellano

A girl who manages her own theater, putting on performances for any travelers who happen to stop by.
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* AscendedExtra: Kind of. While she only made two anime appearances, she showed up in the game ''Pokémon Zany Cards'' and the manga ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu.''
* TheBusCameBack: In [=EP174=].
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: She can swap costumes at the drop of a hat.
* CostumeCopycat: She has a gigantic room filled with clothes that add to her impressions.
* DittoFighter: She owns two Ditto.
* {{Expy}}: She's one for Copycat from the games.
* MeaningfulName: "Imite" comes from "imitate," and "Duplica" comes from "duplicate".
* MorphicResonance: A problem with her first Ditto was that it couldn't Transform into Pokémon properly due to still having the same Ditto face when it transformed (which ironically Jessie fixed by ''threatening'' it). Another Ditto could render a perfect transformation...except for its size, which she demonstrated by having it transform into a tiny Onix.
* NiceHat: The first time we see her, she's dressed up as Ash with a replica of his hat to match.
* VoiceChangeling: She's able to perfectly immitate the voices of others.

!!'''Jigglypuff (Purin)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MikaKanai
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis

A cute, pink, balloon-like Pokémon who becomes a recurring character up until the Hoenn arc. Desiring to sing its beautiful song, Jigglypuff randomly pops up now and again to attempt its dream. However, its power causes people to fall asleep, and oblivious to this side effect, Jigglypuff assumes its victims are humiliating it, prompting it to use its marker pen/microphone to draw on their faces.
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* AttentionWhore: It wants someone to listen to its song and will go to any lengths to make itself heard.
* BadassAdorable: Beware that [=DoubleSlap=].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jigglypuff can be pretty scary when it realizes people have fallen asleep. It's even scarier if you take its marker microphone away.
* BreakoutCharacter: Second only to Pikachu in terms of popularity.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: See YankTheDogsChain below.
* CurbStompBattle: Delivered one to a horde of Clefairy for stealing its microphone. ''With [=DoubleSlap=].''
* TheDitz: It doesn't seem to realize that people and Pokémon are simply incapable of staying awake when it sings and that they are not trying to insult it. It also frequently sings in situations where putting everyone to sleep would be extremely dangerous, and doesn't seem to realize this.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: To date, it has ''never'' found a human or Pokémon who can listen to all of its song without falling asleep.
* FaceDoodling: Resorts to doing this to its sleeping victims whenever angered.
* SignatureMove: Jigglypuff uses Sing as a talent rather than an attack.
* YankTheDogsChain: It never did find someone to stay with who could listen to its song all the way: the Whismur in his last appearance (whose Soundproof ability negated the effects of Sing) fell asleep from exhaustion. Naturally, it got cross and left, and hasn't been seen since.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Exclusive]]

!!'''Samurai'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yukiji
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JimmyZoppi
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/IrwinDaayan

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* AdaptedOut: Of Creator/TakeshiShudo's novels. His role is instead filled by a generic bug catcher from the original games.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Owns a Metapod (giant cocoon) and Pinsir (giant beetle).
* CoolHelmet: His samurai outfit wouldn't be complete without one of those...
* CoolSword: ...or one of these. [[SubvertedTrope But it's actually a toy]].
* FreeRangeChildren: Apparently lives in a cabin by himself.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Berates Ash for abandoning his Metapod when he was responsible for the whole mess by interrupting Ash's Weedle capture, and also considering Ash tried his hardest to get back the Metapod.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Repeatedly scolds and berates Ash but comes to respect him when he shows that he ''can'' be a competent Pokémon trainer, while even seeing himself as a novice compared to him.
* NoNameGiven: He's just called "Samurai".
* OneShotCharacter: The very first!
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Interrupts Ash's capture of a Weedle for a Pokémon battle, which later escalates into a full-on Beedrill attack.
* VerbalTic: In the original, he ends every sentence with "de gozaru," which was common in ancient samurai speech.
* WorthyOpponent: How he regards the other two Pallet trainers, Gary and eventually Ash.

!!'''Seymour (Rikao)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Tetsuya Iwanaga
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Alfredo Gabriel Basurto

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* CloudCuckoolander: Ever since he was a boy he believed that Pokémon came from outer space.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of the Clefairy.
* RhymesOnADime: Misty even lampshades this by saying that "He dosen't certanly look like the poetic type." in the English Dub

!!'''AJ (Akira)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/NobuyukiHiyama
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Benjamín Rivera

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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: His Sandshrew trains by swimming in a pool to help build its resistance to Water-type attacks.
* AnimeHair: Green in the front, black in the back.
* TheCameo: A Jr. Trainer and his Sandshrew appear in Pokemon Yellow on the road to Rock Tunnel; defeating him prompts him to mention the need to restart their 100-win streak.
* CurbStompBattle His Sandshrew easily beats both Ash's Pidgeotto, and Ash's Butterfree, despite the fact that their Flying type are strong against Sandshrew.
** Later on, his Sandshrew also easily defeats the TerribleTrio's respective Pokémon, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Meowth]], even to the point that a single Fisure caused AJ to win by a forfeit.
* DishingOutDirt: Sandshrew happens to be his main partner, as well.
* KillerRabbit: His Sandshrew is small and cute, and its Fissure attack inflicts a OneHitKO by ''[[EarthquakesCauseFissures causing a small earthquake followed by a]] [[ShapedLikeItself fissure]]''.
* TheRival: To Ash, which is lampshaded by Brock by telling Ash that he's found another rival.
* TrainingFromHell: His style of Pokémon training. And it pays off, too.
* WhipItGood: Uses a whip while training his Pokémon.

!!'''Joe (Jun)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Rikako Aikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayze Rogers
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Uraz Huerta
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* CurbStompBattle: His Weepienbell is easily beaten by Misty's Starmie despite having Water-type Pokémon being weak against Grass-Type Pokémon.
* GreenThumb : Trains a Weepinbell.
* MythologyGag: He develops battling skills using a Pokémon simulator -- not wholly unlike the original Pokémon games.

!!'''Giselle (Seiyo Yūtō)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yumi Tōma
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Annie Pondel
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Ana Lucía Ramos

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* TheAce: She's the top student of the Beginner's class of Pokémon Tech (As according to her BadassBoast).
* BilingualBonus: Her name in the dub comes from the greek word meaning "Blessed".
* BreakTheHaughty: Ash defeating her was quite the slice of HumblePie.
* CombatPragmatist: Her answer to Pikachu starting a staring contest with her Cubone during battle? Bone Club in the head, followed by Bonemerang. Her Cubone has the same attitude, and doesn't need being prompted to throw another Bonemerang at Pikachu when he tries to stand back up.
** Then UpToEleven when Jessie, James and Meowth show up and she [[ZergRush leads]] ''[[ZergRush the entire beginners' class]]'' [[ZergRush against them]]''. They didn't even bother take their Pokémon out, they just threw the Poké Balls at their heads. She even lampshades this CurbStompBattle by saying that "Bad guys don't play by the rules!".
* DefrostingIceQueen: After getting defeated by Ash, she becomes much nicer.
* DishingOutDirt: Her known Pokémon are Graveler and Cubone.
* DudeMagnet: She's quite popular despite her attitude, and even has the honor of being the first and possibly ''only'' female to actually attract [[ChasteHero Ash's]] attention. Not to mention it was the only time Brock showed interest in somebody who wasn't an [[LikesOlderWomen older woman]] (in the dub, in the Japanese version of the original series, Takeshi tends to imply JailbaitWait).
* LovableAlphaBitch: She is constantly bullying the younger students at the academy, including Joe...somewhat. All of her bullying consists of supplying useful tips for trainers, but [[JerkassHasAPoint in the harshest and most back-handed possible way]].
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name read as Yūtō Seiyo actually means honor student. Fitting considering how she seems to be a stuck-up know-it-all.
* PetTheDog: Consoled her Cubone when it lost to Ash's Pikachu in a battle, telling it that it did a great job.
* ProudBeauty: "It's sad that others aren't blessed with my beauty"
* ScissorsCutsRock: Her Graveler easily beats Misty's Starmie despite having Rock-Type Pokémon being weak against Water-Type Pokémon. Ash later gives her a taste of her own medicine.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Type C.

!!'''Melanie (Midori)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Mako Hyōdō
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Mayra Arellano

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* ColorfulThemeNaming: Her Japanese name simply means "green", reflecting how she lives in the forest alongside the Pokémon she takes care of.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Runs her own hidden Pokémon sanctuary.

!!'''Damien (Daisuke)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hikaru Midorikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein (4Kids), Eli James (BW116, flashback)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EduardoGarza

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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Seen showing off his large collection of Poké Balls to his gang of friends...and then boasting about how he got rid of Charmander. Some trainer.
* EvilBrit: In the English Dub, it even went out of its way by showing what a bastard he was.
* {{Jerkass}}: Which is really saying something, because in his first appearance, he left Charmander for dead (that is until Ash, Misty and Brock saved Charmander before its tail flame went out).

!!'''Moe (Ryū)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kōichi Kitamura
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JimmyZoppi
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* CoolOldGuy: To an extent, even after his restaurant becomes a success.
* DirtyOldMan: Made explicitly so in the original Japanese ("I look forward to you in eight years!"); downplayed in the English dub ("You remind me of my granddaughter!").

!!'''Brutella and Nastina (Obaba)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Chika Sakamoto
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Rommy Mendoza
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* BigBad: Nastina has the dubious honor of being the first human villain that wasn't Team Rocket.
* EvilRedhead: They're both pretty rotten people.
* HumiliationConga: Nastina's construction is sabotaged, all the buildings she was constructing are demolished, she gets blasted with Horsea ink, and ultimately gets sent flying.
* MeaningfulName: Interestingly, Brutella's English name comes not from the word ''brute'', but from the Italian word ''brutta'', meaning "ugly." Nastina's name is based on just what we'd expect it to be, though.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Nastina took a ''shotgun'' to the Tentacruel attacking the city among other weapons that [[NoSell luckily didn't get edited out in the English Dub]]. [[GunsAreWorthless Not that it worked]].
* RichBitch: Nastina, who's a hotel manager.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Aside from a slight-color difference as well as differently colored HairDecorations, they're virtually identical. This is even lampshaded by the TerribleTrio, whom they mistake Nastina for Brutella in the original.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Brutella; the episode she first appears in was initially skipped (being dubbed in the one-off edit which came much later in the anime's run after the [[GagBoobs questionable content]] was cut out.) She gets a brief [[TheCameo cameo]] at the end of the following episode, though (which is her only appearance in subsequent airings).

!!'''Ghost Of Maidens Peak'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Michiko Neya
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MeganHollingshead
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jacqueline Castañeda
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* DudeMagnet: She puts a spell on the local men to make them infatuated with her, so she can eventually steal them away. [[spoiler: Except it's not actually her that's doing this, but a Gastly who masquerades as her spirit in order to keep her legend alive, and a old lady who not only forshadows their prediciment, but is also a cashier.]]
* {{Gonk}}: The old lady.
* IWillWaitForYou: Her backstory - the man she was in love with was sent to war, and she spent her days waiting on the peak for his return - even when the days turned to years.
** TakenForGranite: Her eventual fate.
* RealAfterAll: She really does haunt Maiden's Peak. [[spoiler:Gastly was just keeping her legend alive by making it seem more spectacular than it really was.]]

!!'''Arnold (Hajime)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Chinami Nishimura
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

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* {{Brainwashed}} - into thinking he was a Pokémon.

!!'''Arnold's Mother (Hajime's Mother)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Rikako Aikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers

!!'''Anthony (Anoki)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Fumihiko Tachiki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein

!!'''Rebecca (Manami)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Junko Asami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Katrine Blomstrand

!!'''Giant (Giant Takada)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Unshō Ishizuka
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Unknown

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* DistressedDude: Justified, as he was tied up, muffled, and locked in a bathroom stall by the TerribleTrio.

!!'''Dick and Phillip'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsuyuki Konishi (Dick) and Kōsuke Okano (Philip)
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* ThoseTwoGuys

!!'''Construction Director (Director)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hisao Egawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/TedLewis
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Del Campo

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Realizing that not only was the dam was getting in the way and that he a victim of circumstance when he was building the dam, he decides to abandon the project and leave the forest alone.
* NiceHat: Wears a construction helmet, naturally.
* UnstoppableRage: Throughout the episode, he is mainly characterized by his hatred of the Diglett who are messing up his plans to build the Gaiva Dam.

!!'''Meowzie:'''

A female Meowth who Meowth fell in love with. His love for her inspired him to walk and tspeak like a human, but she ditches him for a Persian in the end.
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* AlphaBitch: If Meowth's flashbacks and translating are to be trusted, she's condescending, uptight and crushingly snide.
* BreakTheHaughty: Zigzagged. Getting thrown onto the streets took her down a peg, but she soon managed to leach off of other strays, and still looks down on Meowth.
* TheCameo: Though she never reappeared in person, her likeness was used odd times in Meowth's {{Imagine Spot}}s such as "Noodles Roamin Off".
* CatsAreMean: Her treatment of Meowth, the anime's key antagonist Pokemon, makes him look downright sympathetic.
* {{Irony}}: Initially looked down on Meowth for being an average stray. While Meowth worked himself into being one of the most remarkable Pokémon in the series ([[CutLexLuthorACheck and continues doing so]]), Meowzie got thrown out of her home and reduced to being a stray as she had called him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: After she loses her pampered life, she seems to be humbled and asks Meowth to help her gang. When he doesn't play ball however, she makes clear her heart was with Persian the whole time and she continues to label him a freak.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After looking down on Meowth for being a stray, she is released into the streets by her bankrupt owner.
* ManipulativeBitch: Tries to sweet talk Meowth into helping her gang. When he doesn't play along however, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere she cuts the act and regains her cruel attitude.]]
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Unlike the other Meowths in the series, she has distinguishing feminine eyes.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Supplies heart crushing ones to Meowth in each meeting.
* RichesToRags: After her master became bankrupt, she was left to fend for herself, getting taken in by Meowth's old gang.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She appeared personally in only one episode, mostly via flashback. She is pretty much the entire pivot for Team Rocket's Meowth gaining human sapience however.
* SpoiledBrat: Meowth never figured she was more interested in being lavished by her owner than having a one of a kind man.

!!'''Clefairy Leader'''
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Jigglypuff was able to mop the floor with all the other Clefairy. NOT this one.
* BadassAdorable: Was able to fight Jigglypuff on equal footing, unlike its crew.
* HairDecorations: Wears a flower in its head to distinguish it from the rest of its clan.

!!'''Lara Laramie (Fūko Laramie)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yuri Shiratori
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lisa Ortiz
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by''': Elena Ramírez
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* AllGirlsLikePonies: She trains a Ponyta, which eventually evolves into Rapidash.
* PlayingWithFire: Ponyta and its flames, which will burn anyone it doesn't trust.

!!'''Dario (Dorio)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiro Yūki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EduardoGarza

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* BlowYouAway: Trains a Dodrio.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Despite all the crap he pulled to win the race, he still got beaten.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's not above cheating in order to win - or hiring someone to sabotage his opponents (mainly Jessie, James and Meowth).
* MultipleHeadCase: His Dodrio has three heads, which causes problems during the "chow down" portion of the race when they end up fighting over who gets to eat first.
* TheRival: To Lara.
* SuperSpeed: What his Dodrio is known for, and the attribute it exploits in order to be a contender in the race.

!!'''Tommy (Tarō)/Tomo (Tarsan)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motoko Kumai
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JimmyZoppi
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/IrwinDaayan

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* AnimeHair: Sticks up in wild spikes.
* FacialMarkings: Sports swirl-shaped markings under his eyes, similar to his father's.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name.
* RaisedByWolves: Kangaskhan, to be exact.
* WeaponOfChoice: A wooden boomerang.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Speaks rudimentary English, despite having lived among Kangaskhan for the past five years.

!!'''Tommy's parents (Mama and Papa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Sachiko Kobayashi (Mama) and Takashi Taguchi (Papa)
->'''Vocied in English by:''' Tara Jayne (Mother) and Creator/TedLewis (Papa)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jacqueline Castañeda (Mother) and Álvaro Tarcicio (Papa)

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* DotingParent: [[spoiler:They nearly sacrificed themselves to protect their son from Team Rocket.]]
* GoingNative: [[spoiler:At the end of the episode, they decide to join him in living with the Kangaskhan herd.]]
* IdiotBall: When Tommy was three, his father apparently thought it would be a good idea to dangle him out the window of a helicopter to give him a better look at the Pokémon. You can guess how well that ended.
* NoNameGiven: They're just called "Papa" and "Mama".
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Tommy's father sports a very odd appearance with SkintoneSclerae (before [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Cilan]], even), a small, bulbous nose, a paintbrush mustache and swirl-like markings under his eyes.

!!'''Kaiser'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Taimei Suzuki

!!'''Norman'''
->'''Voiced by:''' Unknown

!!'''Chopper (Masa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsuyuki Konishi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Mathew Miller
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EduardoGarza
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* BadassBiker

!!'''Tyra (Misa)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Satoko Kitō
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Lena Meieran
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jacqueline Castañeda
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* BadassBiker

!!'''Dr. Akihabara'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Bin Shimada
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* DubNameChange: Averted - he's the OneShotCharacter for the infamous [[OldShame "Electric Soldier Porygon."]]

!!'''Eevee Brothers (Sparky (Raizō), Rainer (Mizuki), & Pyro (Atsushi))'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Katsuyuki Konishi (Raizō), Kentarō Itō (Mizuki), and Kōsuke Okano (Atsushi)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Mathew Miller (Sparky and Pyro), and Creator/MaddieBlaustein (Rainer)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Benjamín Rivera (Sparky), Carlos Hugo Hidalgo (Rainer), and Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (Pyro)

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* BigBrotherInstinct: "Wait! That's our brother's Eevee! It's our job to save it!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite the great deal of pressure they put on Mikey to evolve his Eevee, they still care about him a lot.
* MakingASplash: Rainer's Vaporeon
* PlayingWithFire: Pyro's Flareon
* SiblingRivalry: They spend the first part of the episode arguing which Eevee evolution their younger brother should choose.
* ShockAndAwe: Sparky's Jolteon.
* UncattyResemblance: Their hair resembles the fur of their respective Pokémon.

!!'''Mikey (Taichi)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yumi Tōma
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Ana Lobo
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* BadassAdorable: His Eevee proves to be as powerful as his brothers' Pokémon in its own right.
* ElementalHair: Like his brothers.
* TheTeamNormal: He prefers the smaller, unevolved Eevee rather than any of its evolutionary forms.

!!'''Mayor'''
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein


!!'''Hippie'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiroshi Ōtake
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Álvaro Tarcicio

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* NoNameGiven - Which is really saying something, because he ''is'' a hippie.

!!'''Yas'''

!!'''Kaz'''

!!'''Melvin ([=McGee=])'''
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* AntiVillain: Type IV, he had no ill intentions and merely wanted people to watch his magic show, albiet via hypnosis. After it ends up backfiring majorly he learns from his mistake.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:In his attempt to hypnotize everyone in town into watching his show with an army of Exeggutor, albeit inadvertently because of Team Rocket, he loses control of them and they end up hypnotizing each other.]]
* StageMagician: Well at least he's ''trying'' to be one.

!!'''Cassandra (Kiyomi)'''
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* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Meowth falls for her, after she gives him medicine to treat his fever.
* GoodIsDumb: She doesn't seem to understand that Team Rocket are villains. They claim to be a squad of superheroes, which she believes. But she still berates them for treating Meowth badly.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She will scold her own grandmother for frightening people, and she wouldn't stand idly by if she sees trainers abandoning their Pokémon.
* InterspeciesRomance: Meowth hopes to invoke this.
* NiceGirl: The reason she helps Meowth.
* TheMedic: She's a Pokémon herbalist.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "You're super losers if you'd leave behind a sick Pokémon!"

!!'''Cassandra's Grandmother'''
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* JerkassHasAPoint: She tells Ash why his Charmeleon won't obey him, but she dispenses this advice in a sarcastic manner.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizen: She's incredibly short.

!!'''Hopkins'''

!!'''James's Parents'''
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: See the info on Jessibelle for the gap between "Holy Matrimony!" and "The Treasure is all Mine!", because this also applies to them.
* ParentalNeglect: They practically force their son into an abusive relationship with Jessibelle upon his return. They're not even concerned when he's being chased around and being whipped into submission.

!!'''Keith (Keita)'''

!!'''Fiorello Cappucino (Takuya)'''

!!'''Timmy (Manabu)'''

!!'''Reiko'''

!!'''Entrance Exam Instructor'''

!!'''Oswald (Hirata)'''
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* CloudCuckoolander: He's convinced that Clefairy are really aliens.
* TheCuckooLanderWasRight: The Clefairy of his episode were building a freakin' ''spaceship''.

!!'''Stella (Atsuko)'''
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* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Mr. Mime, at first.

!!'''Professor Westwood V (Professor Nishinomori V)'''
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* IdenticalGrandson: Taken to ridiculous levels - a series of family portraits in his home reveal that he's the youngest in a long line of them.

!!'''Victor (Vincent)'''

!!'''Jan'''

!!'''Florinda Showers (Lindow Murasame)'''
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* NiceToTheWaiter: She's always polite to Potter, her gardener.
* TookALevelInBadass: When she instructs her team of grass Pokémon to use a combined Solar Beam attack, Team Rocket doesn't stand a chance.
* UptownGirl: To Potter.

!!'''Potter (Iwakaze)'''
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* CannotSpitItOut: Potter has a hard time confessing his feelings, partly because of the class difference between him and Florinda.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: It's fairly obvious that he loves Florinda anyway.

!!'''Katrina (Katsuko)'''

!!'''Eve (Hokuto)'''
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* TheBGrade: She got an A- once.
* ChildProdigy: Exaggerated. She was getting degrees in archeology as a child.
* SealedEvilInACan: She found the Unearthly Urn, which contained a giant, aggressive Alakazam. It mind-controlled her into opening it.
* StealingTheCredit: Ash and Brock accidentally unearthed Pokémopolis and Eve took the credit, though it may have had more to do with her being caught up in the moment rather than any ulterior motive.

!!'''Otoshi (Saizo)'''

!!'''Mandi (Komu)'''
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* DoppelgangerSpin: His Golbat knows Double Team. Fitting given that Mandi himself is a stage magician.
* LifeDrain: His Golbat knows Mega Drain.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: His full title is The Astounding Mandi, which is very similar to real-life stage magician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Randi The Amazing Randi]].
* PsychicPowers: His Exeggutor knows Psywave and Psychic.
* SmallNameBigEgo: This is his FatalFlaw - he underestimates Ash and subsequently has his ass handed to him by just ''one'' of the latter's Pokémon.
* StageMagician: Does a trick with some Pidgey when introduced.

!!'''Pete Pebbleman (Seiji)'''
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* StoneWall: His Cloyster's only known move is Withdraw. It seems to work at first, but Kingler just keeps hammering away until its shell cracks.
* PlayingWithFire: His Arcanine knows Fire Blast, which at that point was the strongest Fire-type move.
* TheWorfEffect: Has his Arcanine use Dragon Rage to take out Ash's Kingler.

!!'''Melissa (Yoshiki)'''
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* CurbStompBattle: To Gary, eliminating him from the Indigo League.
* DishingOutDirt: Has a Golem.
* ShesAManInJapan: He was given a GenderFlip in the dub, for some reason.

!!'''Jeanette Fisher (Kaoruko)'''
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Has a Scyther and a Beedrill.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Her use of Bellsprout as her last Pokémon seemed a desperate move...Right until he inflicted a CurbStompBattle on Ash's Bulbasaur (that had just finished defeating ''two'' of her Pokémon), and repeated the process on Pikachu. Her Bellsprout ends on the receiving end of this when Ash brings out Muk (at least Brock and Misty would have never expected him to use his stinkiest Pokémon).
* GreenThumb: Uses a Bellsprout in battle.
* HairDecorations: A large yellow ribbon.
* OhCrap: Has this when Ash brings out Muk.
* SwordBeam: Scyther's version of Swift works by flinging arcs of green energy off its blades.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She carries the appearance of one.

!!'''Assunta (Sayuri)'''
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* SecondPrize: She defeats Richie and a silhouette that looks a lot like her is visible at the second place position during the awards ceremony.

!!'''Professor Ivy's Assistants (Faith (Konami) Hope (Tsunami) and Charity (Minimi))'''
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* RuleOfThree
* ThemeNaming: They're all named after virtues in the dub.

!!'''Three Punks'''

!!'''Senta'''

!!'''Mateo (Isao)'''

!!'''Umberto (Tadokoro)'''

!!'''Reporter'''
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* NoNameGiven

!!'''Kay'''
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* GirlishPigtails

!!'''Roger (John)'''

!!'''Len (Koji)'''

!!'''Anne'''

!!'''Marina (Tsubaki)'''

!!'''Ruby (Nana)'''

!!'''Captain'''

!!'''Mikeosu'''

!!'''Shimajio'''

!!'''Ralph'''

!!'''Emily'''

!!'''Ethan (Ford)'''

!!'''Mayor of Trovitopolis (Mayor of Big City)'''

!!'''Mahri (Marie)'''

!!'''Tad (Hide)'''

!!'''Gulzar (Junji)'''

!!'''Travis (Koji)'''

!!'''Sheldon (Manger)'''

!!'''Dr. Quincy T. Quackenpoker (Midorikawa)'''
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* ShoutOut: To Groucho Marx in the dub.

!!'''Captain Crook (Debo)'''

!!'''Scuz (Ghali)'''

!!'''Poncho (Django)'''

!!'''Woodruff (Morio)'''

!!'''Rochelle (Hiiragi)'''

!!'''Hagatha (Mrs. Suzu) and Nagatha (Mrs. Kane)'''
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* BerserkButton: They don't like being told they're not beautiful.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their headbands are different colors.
* TrueSight: Their Hoothoot know Foresight which they use to guide travelers through the forest and dispel the illusions created by the resident Ghost Pokémon..

!!'''Bailey (Hikaru)'''
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* DanceBattler: Her Bellossom fight using the dance moves from their shows.
* StandardStatusEffects: Her Bellossom know Sleep Powder.

!!'''The Black Arachnid (The Phantom Thief Nekohachi)'''
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* HairpinLockpick: His Meowth could do this with its claws.
* PhantomThief: Was infamous as one until he was caught by an Officer Jenny of a previous generation and her Spinarak.

!!'''Arielle (Makoto)'''

!!'''Zachie (Sho)'''

!!'''Ms. Priscilla (Sayuri)'''

!!'''Wilhomena (Miyuki)'''
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* FragileFlower: Because of it's pampered lifestyle, her Marill is extremely sensitive and prone to crying outbursts. Thanks to Misty, it [[GrewASpine becomes tougher]] at the end of the episode.
* MakingASplash: She owns a Marill. A ''[[FragileFlower very sensitive]]'' one.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Wilhomena carries a yellow one around.
* ShipTease: Out of all the girls Brock has hit on, Wilhomena is notable for being the first one to ever return his affections. There's a lot of moments in her episode.
* SpoiledSweet: Wilhomena comes from a rich, pampered background and is rather spoiled, but is overall nice and friendly.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is green.

!!'''Sonrisa (Chisato)'''

!!'''Cyrus (Tamaki)'''

!!'''Mariah (Azusa)'''

!!'''Mr. Parker AKA Gligarman (Nagai)'''
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* ShoutOut: To ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (specifically, the Adam West era) and ''Franchise/{{Spiderman}}'' in the dub.

!!'''Latoya Parker (Yuka)'''

!!'''Mary (Karen)'''

!!'''Ellen'''

!!'''Shingo'''

!!'''Muramasa'''

!!'''Koji (Yuji)'''

!!'''Sylvester (Naoto)'''

!!'''Yosaku'''

!!'''Benny (Teru)'''
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Only appeared in one episode, but he was the trainer who traded Jessie his Wobbuffet.

!!'''Fernando (Mitsuji)'''

!!'''Olesia (Sanae)'''

!!'''Miki'''

!!'''Trixie (Hibari)'''

!!'''Dr. Wiseman (Torigai)'''

!!'''Cherry'''

!!'''Mrs. Bellows (Otane)'''

!!'''Toku'''

!!'''Milton (Howard)'''

!!'''Fisherman'''

!!'''Marie (Tsukasa)'''

!!'''Foster (Satake)'''

!!'''Malachi (Watari)'''

!!'''Denjirō'''

!!'''Dr. Anna (Anna)'''

!!'''Keiko'''

!!'''Kenzo (Genzō)'''

!!'''Shiro (Jirō)'''

!!'''Chigusa'''

!!'''Andreas (Tokio)'''

!!'''Zane (Hibiki)'''

!!'''Temacu (Himeka)'''

!!'''Old Man Shuckle (Old Man Tsubo)'''
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* GreenThumb: Has a Bellsprout named Spoopy (Pochi in the original) that knows Vine Whip.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's barely waist-height with Ash and Brock when standing next to them.
* PaletteSwap: Has a purple Shuckle, which converts berries into a liquid that attracts Pokémon. The coloration is justified due to the shiny version of Shuckle being purple instead of blue in the generation II games.
* SuperStrength: His Bellsprout can lift boulders.

!!'''Alex Davis (Nobou)'''
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* ConfusionFu: His Alakazam has ''seven'' different moves, four of which are attacks that are each a different type. Pity it doesn't work.
* PsychicPowers: Has an Alakazam that knows Psychic.
* TheWorfEffect: His defeat by Gary was mostly to show off the Dark type's immunity to Psychic moves.

!!'''Benji (Shirō)'''

!!'''Benji's Father (Shirō's Father)'''

!!'''Wobbuffet Festival Crashers (Tsuyoshi, Tetsuya, and Hisashi)'''
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* NoNameGiven: Their names in the Wnglish dub are unknown.

!!'''Lulu (Haru)'''

!!'''Nario'''

!!'''Annie (Sachiko)'''

!!'''Tōkichi'''

!!'''Ralph'''

!!'''Mickey'''

!!'''Zachary Evans (Hiroto)'''

!!'''Mr. Evans (Akito)'''

!!'''Ephraim (Minoru)'''

!!'''Charmaine (Anju)'''

!!'''Mareep Farmer'''

!!'''Infernando (Burasuke)'''
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* BreathWeapon: He's based on the Firebreather trainers from the games.
* ConMan: His treasure detector works like the Itemfinder from the games, but all it finds is junk.
* FromACertainPointOfView: His fake treasure detector actually does find treasure...by James's definition of treasure, anyway.

!!'''Gan Gogh (Loch)'''

!!'''Sophia'''

!!'''Marcello'''

!!'''Peggy (Koyuki)'''

!!'''Rory (Mikio)'''

!!'''Ramona (Haruka)'''

!!'''Keegan (Yutaka)'''

!!'''Bucky (Kiichi)'''

!!'''Timothy (Hiroki)'''

!!'''Goneff (Mysterious Thief Golonya)'''
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* PhantomThief: As noted by his name in the original Japanese.

!!'''Raiden'''

!!'''Shonosuke (Master Shonosuke)'''
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%%* OldMaster

!!'''Simon (Lang)'''

!!'''Simon's Father (Lang's Father)'''
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%%* PosthumousCharacter

!!'''Phony Pokémon interpreters"
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%%* TheMenInBlack

!!'''Tierra (Natsuki)'''

!!'''Jack Pollockson (Keith Basquiat)'''

!!'''Temacu (Himeka)'''

!!'''Temacu's Father (Himeka's Father)'''

!!'''Haruno'''
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* NoNameGiven: Unnamed in the English dub.

!!'''Mackenzie (Isami)'''

!!'''Mackenzie's Father (Isami's Father)'''

!!'''Skyler (Tobio)'''

!!'''Tenma'''

!!'''Brad Van Darn (Brad Kitao)'''

!!'''Vitzo (Boyd)'''

!!'''Pietra (Eriko)'''

!!'''Madison (Elle) and Alexa (Lisa)'''

!!'''Myron (Hassaku)'''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kanto Gym Leaders]]
!!!Tropes that apply to multiple Gym Leaders:
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* LongBusTrip: The only Gym that was visited during [[Characters/PokemonAdvancedGeneration the Battle Frontier saga]] (which was placed in Kanto instead of Hoenn [[note]][[MerchandiseDriven to advertise FireRed/LeafGreen]][[/note]]) was the Pewter Gym. Misty ''did'' travel with the group at the beginning of the arc, but she parted ways just outside of Cerulean City.
* {{Leitmotif}}: {{Played with}}. Expectedly, an arrangement of the Red, Blue and Yellow's gym battle theme is used in the anime, though is more directly linked to {{Determinator}} moments. As such though, it is still played during a few gym battles.
* OneShotCharacter: Lt. Surge, Erika & Koga.
* OutOfFocus: In the anime, compared to several other mediums (most notably ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', where several were even ''Team Rocket agents''). Even the Johto Gym Leaders (most of them, anyway) didn't get it this bad.
* WakeupCallBoss: Ash got his first two badges without actually battling for them, and was able to use Pikachu's electrity as a failsafe (he ''did'' battle Brock, but surrendered before he got the badge anyway for good sportsmanship). Lt. Surge's Raichu beat them badly, forcing them to improve their techinique and truly earn their victories.

!! '''Pewter Gym'''

!!!'''Forrest (Jiro)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RomiPark
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Andy Rannells (4Kids), Joanna Burns (current).
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EduardoGarza (Chronicles), Héctor Emmanuel Gómez (Advance Generation)

The oldest of the [[FanNickname Brocklings]] after Brock, Forrest is one of Pewter City's gym leaders, sharing the position with his parents. He finally becomes the sole official Gym Leader after passing a test posited by the PIA.
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* DishingOutDirt : As the Pewter Gym Leader, he's a specialist in rock type Pokémon.
* ExtraOreDinary: Steelix is a Steel-type.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Per the rest of his family.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Takes his role as Gym Leader seriously, much more than his parents and still more than his brother does
* TookALevelInBadass: In a spin-off episode which first aired during ''Best Wishes'', he has a Rhyperior which puts up a damn good fight against [[spoiler:a Nurse Joy's ''Latias'']].

!!!'''Flint (Muno)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TakayaHashi
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/TedLewis and Creator/EricStuart (4Kids), Rodger Parsons (current)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Martín Soto (Original Series), Alfonso Ramírez (Chronicles), Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (Advance Generation)

Brock's father, who helped Ash's Pikachu to become stronger and he kept the Gym running while Brock was travelling until his second son Forrest took over.
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* AdaptedOut: Nowhere to be seen or mentioned (by name) in the novelization, which mentions that Brock's numerous brothers and sisters are only his half-siblings. It's worth noting that the novel is fairly revisionist in its depiction of events, so make of that what you will.
* BrickJoke: His debut has him sitting in the outskirts of Pewter City in a LotusPosition. In the ''Chronicles'' episode showing Brock's return to Pewter City, he's back in the same spot again. He even has the same disguise!
* DisappearedDad: Who came back. While he's ''certainly'' proven himself a bit more responsible than his wife, she can still drag him along into irresponsibility. Most notable when he's pulled along on vacation with her (taking Ludicolo to carry the bags), leaving Brock to clean up their mess.
* DishingOutDirt: Rock-Type specialist. His Golem is proof of this.
* EpicFail: In a battle to decide the fate of the Pewter gym, Flint uses his Golem...on a battlefield that was a ''pool of water''. Obviously, Lola didn't have to put too much effort into winning the battle...
* EyesAlwaysShut: Passed this on to all his kids.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Apparently, Brock takes his weakness for girls from him, although this was only shown around Lola.
* OneSteveLimit: {{Averted|Trope}}: we also have Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
* ParentsAsPeople: A surprisingly good example - when he's not being neglectful or just plain stupid, he can actually be a thoughtful and loving father. For instance, according to Brock ''he's'' the one who gifted Brock his Onix on his son's tenth birthday - the two of them [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sat together on Onix's head to watch the sunrise, and Flint's Happy Birthday message made Brock feel it was the first time he truly had his father's recognition.]]
* SickeninglySweethearts: with Lola, to the point that even their own children are creeped out.

!!!'''Lola (Mizuho)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Mako Hyoudou
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Carol Jacobanis (4Kids), Annie Silver (current)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/PatriciaAcevedo (Chronicles), Gabriela Gómez (Advance Generation)

Brock's mother, who has attempted several times to turn the Gym into a Water-Type Gym.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Despite being the mother of teenage Brock and nine other children, she looks like she could be in her early twenties at best.
* CatSmile: A more subtle example, as only the corners of her upper lip curl upwards. It gives her more of a childish expression than specifically resembling a cat.
* DubInducedPlotHole: The dub claimed she was dead, then she appeared later with nary an explanation or even a HandWave.
* MakingASplash: She specializes in Water-Types and has attempted several times to turn the Gym into a Water-Type Gym.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name, Mizuho, contains the characters for ''mizu'', which means "water".
* MissingMom: Until she suddenly came back...with every intent of ''remodelling the Gym'', against the wishes of pretty much her entire family.
* ReallyGetsAround: [[spoiler:According to [[LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation the novels]] by Creator/TakeshiShudo, her many children are the product of numerous marriages and relationships which ended in divorce.]]
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Flint.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Or else she (and even her husband) would have already received a call from them a long time ago.

!! '''Cerulean Gym'''

!!!'''Daisy (Sakura)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ReiSakuma
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Jacqueline Castañeda (Season 1), Creator/RossyAguirre (Season 5)

Misty's eldest sister. Got a large role in two of the ''Chronicles'' specials, proving surprisingly popular in the process.
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* AdventureCouple: With Tracey, although there's no clear indication they're an actual couple.
* AnIcePerson: Dewgong is an actual ice type, and her Luvdisc uses Ice Beam.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She's the "handsome prince" in the water show from the first season.
* BrainlessBeauty: Played up a bit in the dub - the ValleyGirl accent naturally doesn't help - but it's present to an extent in the original as well. Though she's actually a good deal smarter than she lets on.
* CharacterDevelopment: Started off as a FlatCharacter like her sisters, but eventually developed her own unique personality.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Sure, as the oldest, [[YoungestChildWins she didn't win]] [[SeriousBusiness the battling skills]], but throw a pair of CoolShades on her and suddenly she's an [[ActionGirl action heroine]] to be reckoned with, spearheading the mission to chase down Butch and Cassidy with her driving skills. Once the glasses come off, she of course freaks out and needs to team up with Misty in order to battle effectively.
* {{Dismotivation}}: Does not wish to do actual work, and is not above bribing gym challengers into completing household chores.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She and Misty tend to swap roles often.
* HelloNurse: One-third of the Sensational Sisters.
* ImagineSpot: Notable for setting up a [[TrailersAlwaysLie blatantly lying episode trailer]] that sent the shippers into conniption fits.
* MakingASplash: Water-type gym leader.
* RapunzelHair: Her blonde hair has waist length.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Energetic Girl to Tracey's Savvy Guy.
* ShipperOnDeck: Albeit in the most teasing, backhanded way possible. In fact, in the Cerulean gym's debut, all three sisters instantly ask Ash if he's Misty's boyfriend.
* SmashSisters: We've only seen her battle once, and she holds her own quite well teamed up with Misty. Maybe it's just [[BrilliantButLazy lack of effort]]?
* SpoiledSweet: Self-absorbed and blunt, but she gives no indication of intentional meanness and is in fact usually nicer than Lily, Violet, or even Misty herself. Even in her first appearance she was more teasingly supportive of Misty rather than just teasing like Lily and Violet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Misty's Tomboy.

!!! '''Violet (Ayame)''' & '''Lily (Botan)'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/TomokoKawakami (Ayame), Creator/YokoAsada (Botan)
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/RachaelLillis (Violet), Creator/MeganHollingshead (Lily)
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Rommy Mendoza (Violet), Christine Byrd (Lily)

The middle siblings in Misty's family. Share several tropes with Daisy (above).
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* {{Ballet}}: Violet is stated to be taking lessons in preparation for a stint as a model at the start of "A Date with Delcatty".
* BigSisterBully: Though not so much "bullies" as insensitive and over-teasing, rather. Lily in particular, being the second youngest.
* FloralThemeNaming: "Violet" and "Lily".

!!''Lt. Surge (Mathis)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/FumihikoTachiki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gerardo Vásquez

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original games, he was a genuinely patriotic, if somewhat boastful, Flavor 1 {{Eagleland}}er. Here, he's just a flat-out bully. Even his Yellow Version counterpart is comparatively more mellow than that.
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't have Voltorb or Pikachu like he does in Red and Blue and the remakes. Averted in Yellow.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Pats Ash's head when he announces himself as the next gym challenger.
* TheBrute: Surge is practically the largest human in the anime; his [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown fighting style]] with his Raichu also reflects this.
* CrossdressingVoices: Given that his VA is female in the Dub.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Though it's more of a healthy tan.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Possibly, judging by his attitude towards strength and power.
* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2. His new-earned respect for Ash (after defeating him) shows some Flavor 1, though - he's a bit of both with emphasis on the 2nd.
* GracefulLoser: All Gym Leaders tend to be this in the anime, but even now Surge's attitude made him the most surprising of the bunch.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the original Japanese.
* {{Jerkass}}: Insults Ash and his Pikachu, calling them weak and worthless. He softens a little when they defeat him.
* LargeAndInCharge: Is abnormally tall in the anime. Assuming his Raichu is drawn to scale, his height would be over ''eight feet''.
* PrecisionFStrike: Lets off a "Goddamn!" in the Japanese version.
* ShockAndAwe: Raichu is Electric-type.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Surge is also remembered as the first Gym Leader who didn't just give Ash a badge for a random good deed.

!!''Sabrina (Natsume)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KaeAraki
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/LisaOrtiz
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Dulce Guerrero, Mayra Arellano (her doll self)

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* AdaptationDyeJob: From the games' blue/black hair to dark green.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the games, Sabrina is not at all malevolent and actually dislikes battling. Here she has SplitPersonality issues and nearly trapped the group in her dollhouse for the rest of their lives.
* AdaptedOut: She doesn't have Mr. Mime or Venomoth from ''Red and Blue'' and the remakes, and her only Kadabra has not yet evolved into Alakazam.
* CreepyDoll: Her younger self looks like a doll, but is really the physical manifestation of the childhood she gave up when she discovered her psychic powers.
* CreepyMonotone: In the English dub she doesn't emote.
* CurbStompBattle: She handily beats Ash's team with just her Kadabra.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Or to explain it in episodes in which Ash faces her in battle: Defeat means being doomed to spend an eternity playing with her SplitPersonality doll.
** Defeating ''Sabrina'', on the other hand, [[RedemptionEarnsLife ends up redeeming her (though it was done unconventionally - due to her telepathic link with Kadabra, neither of them were able to continue battling after Haunter made her laugh and reignited the flame of her human soul)]].
* EasilyForgiven: Despite pulling a HeelFaceTurn, she's never punished for any of the evil she committed, likely because most writers and viewers don't think it right to punish someone for something their "evil side" did.
* EmotionlessGirl: Her state of being until Haunter and Ash helped her reconnect with her humanity, causing a SplitPersonalityMerge.
* EnfantTerrible: When she was a child, after developing psychic powers. [[{{Deconstruction}} She drove away her father, turned her mother into a doll]], [[ExaggeratedTrope and became such a cold, emotionless perfectionist that even her childlike side split from her]].
* InvincibleVillain: She is never actually beaten. She gives Ash the Marsh badge because Haunter made her laugh and gave her back the human side that she lost years ago.
* KnightOfCerebus: No mistake, Sabrina was the first antagonist to appear as a genuinely ''evil'' and dangerous threat to Ash and his friends.
* PsychopathicManchild: Her split personality, manifested by a CreepyDoll.
* RedemptionEarnsLife: In more than one way - Ash's determination to beat her not only turned her good, but essentially ''saved her soul'' as well.
* SplitPersonality: The CreepyDoll she has in the anime is actually what Sabrina was like before she discovered her psychic powers (cheerful, smiling, and always wanting to play).

!!''Erika''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KyokoHikami
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Leah Applebaum
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/MarianaOrtiz
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed example, but Erika almost ended Ash's journey to the Pokemon league simply for insulting her perfume passively. Though when he proves resilient about it, she does submit to a battle and after he saves Gloom, she proves quite friendly (especially considering he got it in danger in the first place).
* AdaptationDyeJob: From black hair in the games to blue. Perhaps as a MythologyGag, her disguise as a store owner does have black hair however.
* BreakingLecture: ''Tries'' this with Ash during their Gym Battle by criticising his "lack of compassion" towards his Pokémon, either to demoralise him or to teach him a lesson.
* BerserkButton: Being very sensitive about perfume, talking about it in a negative manner is not only enough to earn her ire and violent dismissal, but also indirectly get banned from her gym, as Ash had learned the hard way.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Ash. She initially thinks Ash is callous due to hating perfume and his supposedly harsh treatment of his Pokemon. Then he risks his life to save her beloved Gloom.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Apparently thinks that badmouthing her perfume shop is enough reason to ban challengers access to her Gym. She ''does'' accept Ash's direct challenge, though, and give him the badge in gratitude for saving her Gloom's life.
* GreenThumb: She specialises in Grass types.
* SensoryOverload: Her main pokemon is Gloom, which invokes this with its horrible smell. This poses a problem Ash, as said smell is bad enough to knock Pokemon out.
* TeamRocketWins: Actually fell victim to a rare instance, as the trio blasted her gym on fire and stole her perfume (only an essence of it however, [[PyyhricVictory namely Gloom's, which they did not appreciate]]). Since Ash had indirectly helped them trying to get into Gym, he took this badly.
* YamatoNadeshiko: The looks and the outfit are played straight but the rest is played with. Being a gym leader, she can't be the subtle, submissive type and instead of arranging flowers, she battles with them.

!!''Koga (Kyou)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/HochuOtsuka
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Stan Hart
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Enrique Cervantes (Original Series), Jorge Badillo (Best Wishes flashback)

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* AdaptedOut: An extreme case, as none of his Pokémon in ''Red and Blue'' and the remakes match his anime team. Averted/subverted when ''Yellow'' is considered, as he has a Venomoth that evolved from Venonat on-screen.
* BigBrotherMentor: Towards Aya, his younger sister.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Venonat/Venomoth's is a giant gnat/moth.
* {{Flight}}: Both Venomoth and Golbat.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Misty.
** Actually she called his younger sister Aya out on this. Though Koga's anime attire still wasn't particularly shady.
* PoisonousPerson: He specialises in Poison types.

!!''Blaine (Katsura)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Toshiya Ueda
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Michael Haigney
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Bardo Miranda

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* AdaptedOut: One of the most extreme example of all the Kanto Gym Leaders. None of the Pokémon in Red and Blue and the remakes match his anime team. In Yellow, the only Pokémon he has from the anime is Ninetales. In GSC and the remakes, the only Pokémon he has from the anime is Magmar.
* BaldOfAwesome: Though he wears a wig much of the time (possibly vanity), he proudly displays his bald pate to Ash once he's been defeated.
* DishingOutDirt: Rhydon is a Ground/Rock type.
* HornAttack: Rhydon's [[ThisIsADrill Horn Drill]].
* MythologyGag: A subtle one with his disguise: take away his wig and balding hair, keep the glasses and paint the fake mustache white. You get [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue videogame Blaine]]! Justified since his design had reportedly changed several times during the development of the games.
* PhraseCatcher: "Not another riddle!"
* PlayingWithFire: He specialises in Fire types.
* StealthMentor: Blaine revealed it is not only a gym leader's job to test battle competence, but their judgment as owners of Pokémon, stating gym leaders may indeed disqualify trainers if they push their Pokémon past the limit.
* UseYourHead: Magmar's Skull Bash.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kanto Elite Four]]

!!''Lorelei (Kanna)/Prima''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MariaKawamura
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jessica Calvello
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gaby Willert
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* AdaptationalCurves: In the Anime and Pokémon Puzzle League for the N64. See HotterAndSexier below.
* AdaptationNameChange: See DubNameChange below.
* AnIcePerson: She has Ice Pokémon.
* BreakTheHaughty: Ash had been getting a pretty big head about his winning streak, and even tries to goad Lorelei by claiming she is afraid to battle him. [[SarcasmMode Sure, one of the best trainers in the region is intimidated by a random big mouth]]. He gets a few hits in, but she still demolishes him.
* CurbStompBattle: Lorelei's Slowbro makes quick work of Charizard.
* DubNameChange: Was called Prima in the English dub of the series, rumor has it that it was due to trying to match the mouth movements. (Namely due to how "Prima" has the same amount of syllables as "Kanna" which is her name in the Japanese version). But in ''Pokémon Puzzle League'' for the N64, her name was restored to Lorelei.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: People often joke that this is how Misty reacted to her in Lorelei's episode in the series.
** A little hero-worship was definitely involved, given how she gushes over the Water-types which Lorelei has trained.
* HotterAndSexier: While Lorelei was never ugly to begin with, in the anime they made her body to be considerably "curvier" so to speak, though ''Pokémon Puzzle League'' for the N64 plays around with this by even making her personality a little bit flirty.
* MakingASplash: She is admired by Misty because of her Water-Type Pokémon.
* MeaningfulName: Lorelei is known as Kanna in Japan which means "Well Blossomed Flower" which did cause some dirty jokes about how "Well Blossomed" she is.
* MiserAdvisor: Revealed when Team Rocket said she should record her lectures and sell them and ''she told them the price''.
* SexyMentor: Tried to be one to Ash in her only episode in the anime series.

!!''Bruno (Shiba)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MaddieBlaustein
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Carlos Hugo Hidalgo

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* BadassNormal: Doesn't even use a single Pokémon to stop a giant rampaging Onix...in fact, we only see one of his other Pokémon, Hitmonchan, for about five seconds early into the episode.
* BrokenPedestal: A subversion, after Ash and Brock begged Bruno to take them as students Bruno agreed to it as long as they do what he says. However to Bruno it was a rather transparent plot to get Ash and Brock to do some chores for him in which he inevitably admitted to that. Brock tried to do a sneak attack on Bruno in which Brock almost knocked Bruno out and over the course of the episode Misty suspects that Bruno is a phony. However Bruno definitely proves how powerful he is while giving them a lesson in ThePowerOfFriendship while taming a wild Onix and quickly becomes a RebuiltPedestal instead.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His strength and agility does slightly border on being superhuman.
* DishingOutDirt: His Onix is Rock-type.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Is the only Elite Four member mentioned here in this page whom Ash got to meet before he went through the Kanto Pokémon League.
* GentleGiant: Became one in ''Pokémon Puzzle League'' for the N64.
* HumbleHero: Who would have thought one of the Elite Four could be this down-to-Earth?
* RatedMForManly: The reason why Ash and Brock wanted to become his students.
* ShockAndAwe: His Hitmonchan knows Thunderpunch.
* WaxOnWaxOff: Subverted. Brock ''thinks'' he was doing this, but in reality Bruno just wanted some chores done.

!!''Agatha (Kikuko)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/KazukoSugiyama
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Allyson Johnson
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gabriela Gómez

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* CoolOldLady: She may have been a really late cameo as a temporary gym leader of Viridian City and does not do all that much more than that but at least she certainly gets to show off her skills as a Pokémon Trainer.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Gengar's Double Team.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: It looks quite Victorian.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Hech, her Pokémon also have purple in them!
* KickedUpstairs: When Ash meets her, she's substituting at the Viridian Gym until a new official Gym Leader is found.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Golbat's Supersonic.
* PsychicPowers: Gendar's Hypnosis and Dream Eater combo.
* SoulPower: She's a Ghost-type trainer.

!!''Lance (Wataru)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/SusumuChiba
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/WayneGrayson
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EnzoFortuny (Original Series), Creator/VictorUgarte and Héctor Emmanuel Gómez (Advance Generation)

Champion of the Elite Four.
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* BigGood: For Kanto, and possibly Johto as well.
* BlowYouAway: Dragonite's Whirlwind.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Dragonite and Gyarados' Hyper Beam.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Essentially this during both his two-parter appearances.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Is still very much a Dragon Pokémon Trainer.
* TheLeader: He's both a member of the Elite Four ''and'' Champion. Additionally, he's a member of the Pokémon G-Men.
* MakingASplash: The water-type Red Gyarados.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A Dragon-trainer who is also a SecretPolice agent in the anime.
* OneshotCharacter: The only member of the Kanto Elite Four to avert this as he actually appeared in about 4 episodes.
* RealMenWearPink: Or at least have pink hair...granted, it's supposed to be bright red but often enough in the show it more looks pink than red.
* RecurringCharacter: Unlike the other Elite Four members mentioned here he actually appeared in more than one episode (granted only four episodes so far, but still).
* ShockAndAwe: Dragonite's Thunder Wave.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Orange Islands Gym Leaders]]

!!''Cissy (Atsumi)''

->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MikiNagasawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/LauraTorres

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* MakingASplash: Blastoise and Seadra are Water-Types.
* SamusIsAGirl: "I was expecting a ''guy'' trainer".

!!''Danny (Dan)''

->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Jim Malone
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/YamilAtala

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* ActionBomb: His Electrode knows explosion.* BigCreepyCrawlies: Has a Scyther, a giant mantis.
* AnIcePerson: His Nidoqueen knows Ice Beam.

!!''Rudy (Ziggy)''

->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/RyoHorikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Matthew Mitler
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/VictorUgarte


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* BettyAndVeronica: In the Orange Islands episode where the trio meet Rudy, Misty is Archie, Ash is Betty and Rudy is Veronica when Rudy tries to flirt with Misty and [[HilarityEnsues Ash gets jealous.]]
* BigCreepyCrawlies: His Venomoth is a giant moth.
* DanceBattler: Something he's trained all his team to do.
* DemotedToExtra: Averted in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''; he and Drake are the only members of the Orange Crew shown in that adaptation.
* DittoFighter (Type 3): All of the Pokémon he uses in battle are intended to match the types of his opponent.[[note]]Of all the types in [[Videogame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gen 1]], the only ones he can't directly counter are Ghost, Dragon and Normal.[[/note]] [[spoiler:The ''attacks'' of said Pokémon [[ElementalRockPaperScissors need not apply]], however...]]
* GracefulLoser: Rather graceful for losing to Ash in both the battle and for Misty (though [[ChasteHero Ash doesn't get the second one]]).[[note]]Rudy dedicated the tie-breaking bout between Starmie and Squirtle to Misty and when she encourages Ash, [[VitriolicBestBuds in her own special way]], Rudy [[FunctionalGenreSavvy surmises]] his own status as a RomanticFalseLead.[[/note]]
* GreenThumb: His Exeggutor (used to fight Bulbasaur) is grass-type.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Part of the reason why he was so adamant about marrying Misty is because his sister wanted her in the family after Misty saved her from drowning.
* MakingASplash: His Water-type Starmie (used to fight Squirtle)
* PlayingWithFire: Has a Fire-type Ninetails at the Gym
* PsychicPowers: Has a Psychic-type Alakazam at the Gym.
* ShockAndAwe: Electabuzz (used to fight Pikachu). Starmie also uses Thunderbolt.

!!''Luana (Ruriko)''

->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MamiKoyama
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Kayzie Rogers
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Elena Ramírez


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* ActionMom: Has a son on his own journey (Who is an Expie of Ash down to a Pikachu and InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals syndrome), and is a Gym leader.
* DishingOutDirt: Marowak
* EarlyBirdCameo: Odd gameplay example, she did a double battle with Ash well before the mechanic was introduced in the games.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Alakazam's Hyper Beam.
* IdenticalStranger: Mistook ash for her son Travis.
* PsychicPowers: Alakazam

!!''Drake (Yuji)''

->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Kouji Yusa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Scottie Ray
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/YamilAtala

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Leader of the Orange Islands Gyms - and he proves it in Ash's longest-at-the-time fight (the ''first'' 6-on-6 ever seen in the show, to boot). His Dragonite as well. takes on four members of Ash's team (including Charizard and Pikachu) and nearly wins.\\
Dragonite also has 10 moves, which exceeded the limit of anyone at the time before the anime started to enforce the move-limit. This was done ''on purpose'' by the writers to make it seem even more undefeatable.
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* BeamOWar: His Gengar and Ash's Lapras get into one. It ends in a double knock-out, the first one in the series.
* DishingOutdirt: His Onix.
* DittoFighter: In the first round of six-on-six battling, Drake's Ditto takes on Ash's Pikachu. Pikachu wins, because it has more stamina.
-> '''Ash''': They can copy Pikachu, but there's nothing like the real thing!
* {{Expy}}: Rather obviously based on Lance of the Elite Four.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Dragonite's Hyper Beam.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Dragonite.
* ShockAndAwe: Electabuzz is an electric-type.
* SoulPower: Gengar's type.
* VictoryIsBoring: When introduced, he's become tired of his own invincibility and that no challenger has ever beaten him since his ascension. So you can imagine that when Ash defeats him, he gracefully praises the young trainer on his victory.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Johto Gym Leaders]]

!!''Falkner (Hayato)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Matthew Mitler
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/EduardoGarza

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* AdaptationalBadass: As the first gym leader in the games, he was a real pushover (infamously he is the only gym leader who sports a team still in the single digits). Here he boasts an exceptional team that made Ash sweat to win his victory. His Pidgeot was actually ''winning'' against Charizard until Ash figured out its attack patterns.
* BigDamnHeroes: He first appears on a hang-glider, rescues Pikachu, and blasts off Team Rocket. ''Then'' introductions are made.
* BreakTheHaughty: Ash's victory is implied to have humbled him somewhat.
* FireIceLightning: His Dodrio knows Tri Attack.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the final part of his match with Ash, his Pidgeot had Charizard outclassed in terms of speed. It moved too fast for Charizard to be able to counterattack...but it kept using the same attack pattern. That helped Ash figure it out, and when he had Charizard trap Pidgeot with a Fire Spin, it was all over.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He states how he hates the consensus that Flying types would always lose to Electric types due to a type disadvantage...and then subsequently patronizes Ash for using Chikorita, for no reason besides ''her'' type disadvantage. [[JerkassFacade He backed it up]], but it was still an egotistical thing to do, and was followed by LaserGuidedKarma (below).
* InASingleBound: His Dodrio is a very good jumper.
* InertiaIsACruelMistress: Ash beat him using the old "attack where he's going' shtick.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's boastful of the superiority of his chosen Pokémon type and self-righteous about his methods, but he's good at heart and even went out of his way to save Pikachu with no personal gain involved. He also gracefully accepted his defeat.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After boasting of the strength of his Flying types, his Hoothoot takes out Ash's Chikorita easily; following that, his first ''two'' Pokémon are both defeated by Pikachu.
* MultipleHeadCase: Dodrio.

!!''Bugsy (Tsukushi)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Hiromi Ishikawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/MariaFernandaMorales
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* AchillesHeel: His Scyther can use Swords Dance to create the perfect shield from Fire type attacks... except those coming from directly above, which Ash exploits to defeat him.
* DidntSeeThatComing: See AchillesHeel.
* AdaptedOut: His Kakuna in the games is replaced with a Spinarak in the anime.
* BigCreepyCrawlies:He raises Bug type Pokémon, bigger than normal bugs.

!!''Whitney (Akane)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YukoMiyamura
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MeganHollingshead
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/LilianaBarba
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* AscendedMeme: Rarely was there ever a player who ''didn't'' get through her Clefairy on the first try, only to have their entire team ''clobbered'' by Miltank. Guess what happened to Ash the first time they battled?
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She seems silly and playful, and her Nidorina and Clefairy go down quickly, but she's still the only Johto Gym Leader who Ash ever actually lost against (his first bout with Clair was interrupted by Team Rocket's thievery, so it doesn't technically count despite her having the edge).
* LightningBruiser: Good God, Miltank...
* NonElemental: Clefairy and Miltank.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Gets lost in her own home town.
* PoisonousPerson: Nidorina.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The only Johto Gym Leader to defeat Ash.

!!''Morty (Matsuba)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/MasayaMatsukaze
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Andrew Rannells
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Arturo Mercado Jr. (Season 3), Rolando de la Fuente (Season 5)

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* TheBusCameBack: Returned in "For Ho-Oh The Bells Toll".
* PsychicPowers: Ghastly's Confusion and Haunter's Hypnosis.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He has little reason to believe that Ash truly saw Ho-Oh (a Pokémon last seen three centuries ago), but he doesn't completely dismiss the notion and later, impressed by Ash's victory and "spirit", he concedes his challenger may indeed have seen Ho-Oh. He's also quite forgiving of their disturbing the Pokémon that live at the Burned Tower.
* RecurringCharacter: He even gets one guest appearance in the "Master Quest" season.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to his friend Eusine's red.
* SoulPower:He uses Ghost type Pokémon.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Though unlike most examples, Morty mastered this through practice rather than inherent talent.
* TheStoic: He doesn't show an excess of emotion and mostly expresses himself with controlled smiles or frowns.

!!''Chuck (Shijima)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Nobuaki Kakuda
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/DanGreen
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Luis Alfonso Padilla

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* AdaptedOut: Chuck's Primeape in the games was replaced by a Machoke in the anime.
* BadassNormal: He can fight and train with his own Pokémon, but he's also...
* BrilliantButLazy: Thus, he's let himself go, tiring easily and having put on a little weight.
* BruiserWithASoftCentre: Chuck and his Machoke not only embody this trope, they're proud of it.
* ImprobableHairstyle: The way the hair on the back of his head sticks up.
* MakingASplash: Poliwrath is a Water-type.
* TheMentor: Has many students, the most notable one we know of being Brawly the Gym Leader of Dewford Town (in Hoenn).
* WalkingShirtlessScene: All the damn time!

!!''Jasmine (Mikan)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Creator/YumiKakazu
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Tara Jayne and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Gaby Ugarte

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* AdaptedOut: Sort of. She only uses one Magnemite in the anime, rather than two like in the games.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the games, she's really shy and has trouble speaking. In the episode "Nerves of Steelix" of the anime, she jumps off from a ''cliff'' straight onto her Steelix's head, and doesn't even show a scratch. She's also a very aggresive Pokémon trainer, something you would never think of when playing the games. [[BadassAdorable She's still a nice, cute girl outside of battle, though.]]
* BadassAdorable: She's a cute, gentle girl, but don't let that fool you. She doesn't hesitate to try and wipe out Ash's Pokémon party with her almighty Steelix. And even that of Flint from the Sinnoh Elite Four.
* BigDamnHeroes: For once, Team Rocket succesfully kidnap Ash's Pikachu near Olivine City, and Ash can't do anything about it. Seems like Jessie, James and Meowth are being [[ThrowTheDogABone thrown a bone]] after all these episodes, right? ''Wrong!'' Suddenly, a Steelix [[DeusExMachina appears out of nowhere]] to stop these guys on their feet. Right after that, Jasmine joins in by making a jump that would destroy any normal person's legs and orders Steelix to send Team Rocket flying with an overpowered Iron Tail attack. Ash gets Pikachu back and thanks Jasmine, who reminds him there's a [[OhCrap heated battle awaiting both of them back at the gym.]]
* TheBusCameBack: Makes a one-episode appearance in the "Diamond and Pearl" series.
* CharacterisationMarchesOn: Was a borderline ShrinkingViolet in her first episode. When she reappears, she's clearly [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in confidence and is more headstrong than before]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that her Ampharos was terribly sick at first, leaving her concerned for its safety above all else.
* ExtraOreDinary: She trains Steel types.
* HairDecorations: She wears a pair of cute, spiked pigtails pointing upward. Always pointing upward, no matter the pose or situation. She uses orange orbs to set them in place. These orbs being orange is no coincidence: Jasmine's name in Japanese is ''Mikan'', which means [[MeaningfulName "orange".]]
* HelloNurse: It's implied in-universe that a chunk of the trainer community sees her as a good-looking gym leader, because she's nicknamed as "the fighting beauty" or something along those lines. Apart from the alias, [[DownplayedTrope no one ever comments on her beauty]], though (besides [[InLoveWithLove Brock]], that is).
* MadeOfIron: She seems unfazed when she jumps on top of her Steelix's hard head from a cliff. But what did you expect? Her specialty is Steel types.
* RapunzelHair: In contrast with Whitney, Jasmine has quite the curtain of brown hair behind her. It goes past her waist, and sometimes it even reaches her butt. It not only has a large length, but a big volume as well, as demonstrated in the episode "Nerves of Steelix": when Magnemite is thrown all the way back to the gym wall, Jasmine's hair is completely blown around, giving quite the show, even if briefly.
* RecurringCharacter: She appeared multiple times in Johto, and even had a guest appearance in Sinnoh (to correspond with her cameo in the games).
* SempaiKohai: As a gym leader, Jasmine's duty is to teach Janina, a very young Pokémon trainer, how to battle. Janina is enthusiastic about connecting with her Onix so they can battle effectively, but completely misunderstands one of Jasmine's teachings: she thought Jasmine wanted her to eliminate Onix's weakness against water with wax, instead of talking with him so they could come up with proper defense strategies. When Jasmine notices this, [[BewareTheNiceOnes she gets pretty angry]], which stands out in comparison with her depressed state in the episode "Fight for the Light". Fortunately, Janina eventually understands what Jasmine was talking about and makes a strong connection with Onix to defeat Team Rocket. This appears to settle things between master and student.
* ShockAndAwe: Magnemite's type.
* ShrinkingViolet: {{Played with}}. She only acts hesitant and reserved when her Ampharos is sick (that is, in the episode "Fight for the Light"). In the other episodes, she's surprisingly outgoing and even [[SeriousBusiness aggresive]] when it comes to Pokémon battles.
* SilkHidingSteel: Puns aside, she's an elegant GirlyGirl with the willpower to slaughter any Pokémon trainer she comes across. Even if they're supposed to be stronger than her (Flint from Sinnoh's Elte 4).
* WomanInWhite: Her clothes consist of a white sundress with a white bow at chest level, and white sandals. This emphasizes her feminine appearance and personality. However, this is only true in the Johto seasons: she changes her outfit in Sinnoh, thus {{avert|edTrope}}ing the trope.

!!''Pryce (Yanagi)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Motomu Kiyokawa
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/JimmyZoppi
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' César Arias

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* CoolOldGuy: Once he mellows out a little.
* DefrostingIceKing: He was a cold trainer due to his FreudianExcuse, but once he reunites with his Piloswine, he mellows out.
* DishingOutDirt: Piloswine is a Ground-Type.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He appears briefly in "Rage of Innocence" before having his full introduction in the following episode.
* FreudianExcuse: As a boy, he loved Pokémon dearly and was a skilled trainer. One day, he and Piloswine faced a tough Fire type, and Pryce's attempt to keep his friend from getting hurt only resulted in ''both'' of them being badly burned. While he was recovering, Piloswine up and left and never returned, leading Pryce to believe it had abandoned him for losing and subsequently hardening his heart towards Pokémon. Only after meeting Ash was it revealed that Piloswine had actually gone to get special herbs for healing burns, but [[HumanPopsicle ended up frozen in ice for years]], leading to Pryce's MyGodWhatHaveIDone realisation.
* HumanPopsicle: His Piloswine was frozen for decades in a block of ice.
* AnIcePerson: He specializes in Ice-Type Pokémon.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even in his "hating Pokémon" period, his softer side wasn't gone, just...buried, way deep down.
* TenderTears: When he realizes that he was wrong about Piloswine, and again when [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Piloswine recognizes him despite his changed appearance]].
* UseYourHead: Dewgong's Skull Bash.

!!''Clair (Ibuki)''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by:''' Yuko Mita
->'''Voiced in English by:''' Creator/MeganHollingshead
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by:''' Creator/LilianaBarba (Original Series), Maggie Vera (Best Wishes)

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Not that she was a villain in the games, but her anime personality is far more nicer than her [[{{Jerkass}} game one]].
* TheBusCameBack: Returns for a guest appearance in [=BW136=], and battles Iris at the end of the ''Best Wishes!'' Saga.
* ADayInTheLimelight: She has a five-episode arc.
* ExtraOreDinary: Dragonair's Iron Tail.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Gyarados, Dragonair's and Kindgra's Hyper Beam.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: She uses Dragon-Types.
* MakingASplash: Kingdra & Gyarados are water-types and Dragonair's Rain Dance causes raining.
* PaletteSwap: Her Druddigon is shiny.
* ShockAndAwe: Dragonair's Thunder Wave.
* TenMinuteRetirement: In her first episode, she refused to do anything (including perform the tri-annual ritual required of her) while her Dratini was shedding. It actually turned out to be in the process of evolving.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: As the trope name implies, she has blue hair.
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