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Characters: Pokémon Conquest
Tropes that apply to the characters of Pokémon Conquest. Note that much of the characterization is carried over from the Samurai Warriors series, but with certain traits glossed over or changed due to the differing target audiences. Aside from the protagonists, all images shown are Rank I on the left, Rank II on the right.

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     Ruling Warlords 

Protagonist

"I'll defend this kingdom to the very end!"

The Protagonist of the series and the newly-crowned warlord of Aurora. S/he is set to conquer the other nations and stop Nobunaga after Oichi asks him/her to do it. A specialist in Normal-types, his/her starter Pokémon and perfect link is Eevee and its evolutions as well as Arceus.

  • Action Girl: The female protagonist.
  • Badass: Promotes early into the game and is very difficult to defeat during Motonari and Kanbei’s episode where s/he is the only promoted unit in the area. As a result, the hero can do critical damage to your Pokémon. Fortunately, your character won’t attack other nations as often as others.
    • Martial Pacifist: As stated above, s/he is least likely to attack other nations in post episodes, but you’ll be in for a fight if you decide to attack him/her.
    • Took a Level in Badass: The promotion in the main story is treated as one.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: Their third-rank transformation can only be obtained by reaching 80% link with an Eevee evolution in the last story, which is only obtained by completing all the other senior warlord episodes.
  • The Chosen One: By Arceus to be the one to reunite Ransei.
  • Competitive Balance: The Eeveelutions. Note that 'speed' in this game does not determine movement, but rather accuracy and evasion; all of the below references to speed thus refer to this stat, since all Eeveelutions share a 4-square Range.
    • Fragile Speedster: Jolteon is the fastest of Eevee's evolutions, but has the lowest defense. Eevee itself arguably qualifies, having low statistics but able to attack multiple times in one turn via Celebrate.
    • Glass Cannon: Espeon is powerful and also quite fast, but has low defense as well.
    • Jack of All Stats: Leafeon is well balanced with a good attack, defense and average speed.
    • Mighty Glacier: Vaporeon has the powerful Hydro Pump attack, and its HP is very high. Flareon has the highest attack power of all Eeveelutions, though its Fire Fang regrettably lacks range. Glaceon's Icy Wind is nothing to sniff at, and its Ice typing works wonders against Nobunaga's Pokémon. Of course, all three are rather slow.
    • Stone Wall: Umbreon has excellent defense and high HP, but is lacking in both speed and power.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Wild Eevee may appear as random events, so with enough patience to catch and evolve them, you can eventually get all the Eeveelutions, making you this when it comes time to attack a kingdom.
  • Elemental Powers: Represented by the Eeveelutions.
  • Expy: The male protagonist resembles Azai Nagamasa from Samurai Warriors. This would make sense, Oichi being his partner.
  • Heroic Mime: Kind of. The protagonist doesn't talk during cutscenes, but during battle, s/he has just as many lines as everyone else, though they're all relatively generic.
  • Improbable Age: At least according to Motonari, who thinks the main character is too young to be going around conquering nations.
  • Lucky Seven: The seven Eeveelutions, naturally.
  • Magikarp Power: His/her Eevee becomes an example as the game goes on. You’ll have to wait until the end of the game to get the other Eeveelutions that don’t evolve with evolution stones.
  • Multicolored Hair: The female protagonist has pink highlights in her brown hair.
  • Naďve Newcomer: S/he certainly seems to be one, judging by the need to have even the most basic duties of a Warlord spelled out to him/her.
  • Nice Guy/Girl: The main reason Oichi stays with the protagonist is because s/he was nice to her. This also explains why the other warlords hold no grudge against you when they lose and it extends farther when the main character gives all the nations s/he conquered back to them.
  • Pink Means Feminine: The female protagonist wears pink, but given her appearance, she might subvert the feminine trait.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: The male protagonist has a small red bandana at the start of the game. It becomes a Badass Cape after transformation.
  • Young Conqueror: What s/he (and by extension, you) are expected to become through the course of the game.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: The female protagonist (it's more noticable on the "gender select" screen when starting a new game). Not always visible though, as in some images, her appearance below the skirt is cut off.

Oichi

"We can't turn back! We must move forward!"
-Before attacking a kingdom, if not the main Warlord of the story

The main character’s partner in the game and serves as your guide throughout your campaign. Oichi will tell you the basics of battling as well warn you about type match up whenever you’re ready to face a new kingdom. Serving as your medic, Oichi ran away from her home to find someone with enough strength to stand up to Nobunaga, so he wouldn’t destroy Ransei. Naturally, she becomes devoted to you as the game goes on and decides to stay with you when you beat the game. Post-game, she tends to fill in as the main Warlord for either Nobunaga or the main character depending on the situation. Her specialty is in Normal-type Pokémon with her starter and perfect link being with the Jigglypuff line. However, she can also link well with Dragon-types, fittingly given that she is a native of Dragnor and her brother is Nobunaga.

  • The Medic: Her main role in the story is to heal, not attack, which prevents her from being completely useless.
    • Combat Medic: If you give her a Dragon Pokémon, she can be very powerful in battle as well as heal all allies. If you can get a Wigglytuff then Hyper Voice is not to be sniffed at.
  • Glacier Waif: Her Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff have some of the highest HP values in the game, allowing them to take a staggering amount of damage.
  • The Lancer: To the Hero(ine) in the main story.
  • Magikarp Power: Not to the point of the Trope Namer, but once her Jigglypuff evolves into Wigglytuff, she's far more effective in combat, able to hit all enemies around her for decent damage and having a lot of HP.
  • Martial Pacifist: Her profile states as much, saying that she dislikes fighting but is capable in battle when she must.
  • Ms. Exposition: She’ll give the details about each nation before battle.
  • Mysterious Waif: Tries to play it off, but it doesn’t work given you learn everything about her mid game.
  • Naďve Everygirl: Very naive, but pleasant and kind.
  • Nice Girl: Cannot be understated; she's probably the sweetest character in the entire game.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her outfit is very pink, even moreso when she ranks up.
  • Take Up My Sword: Though it's unclear if the player or Nobunaga appointed her, or if she did it herself, in some side-stories post main quest, she's the Warlord of Dragnor or Aurora.
  • The Runaway: She ran away from Dragnor to avoid Nobunaga and to stop his destruction.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: What she thinks regarding the beauty contest.

Hideyoshi

"I'm gonna summon the legendary Pokémon, and together we're gonna change this world!"
-At the start of his story, Happily Ever After

The warlord of Ignis who attacks you at the beginning of the game. At first, he comes off as a jerk who likes to pick on the weak, but after you beat him in battle, you don’t see him again until you have conquered half of Ransei where he supports his wife Nene in battle. You get to fight him one last time against the final battle against Nobunaga. With each battle, his Chimchar evolves and he promotes with each battle (except the third one). He specializes in Fire Pokémon with his starter Pokémon and perfect link being the Chimchar line as well as Reshiram.

  • Badass: His perfect link is Infernape, and he can promote twice, the only Warlord aside from the Hero who can. And then he gets Reshiram.
  • Battle Couple: With Nene, particularly when they fight together in Viperia.
  • Butt Monkey: Joked about in the main game where he’s referred to as a monkey before he retreats.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of a sorts to the main character. Both are from the southwestern corner of Ransei, and are the only Warlords in that area to have junior Warlords assisting them (Oichi, and Hanbei and Kanbei, respectively). They both undergo Warrior transformation during the main story, and are in fact the only ones who can undergo transformation before postgame. They are also the only Warlords who can transform twice, and both have an 8-Pokémon Capacity rating after their second transformation.
  • Get Back Here Boss: His first battle can end up being this. His Chimchar can stand on lava, while your Pokémon obviously can not, so he'll just stand back and snipe you from a distance while you can't even reach him.
  • Jerkass -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does come off as a bit of a jerk in the beginning, attacking the player when s/he just became a warlord, but he softens up after being defeated, and by the post-game exhibits a more playful attitude.
  • Keet: Very happy and energetic.
  • Nice Hat: When he promotes.
  • Playing with Fire: His type specialty is Fire-types.
  • Recurring Boss: You fight him a total of three times in the main game.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He is the husband to Nene, though 'ugly' is a bit of a relative term.

Motonari

"Give our guests a cordial welcome."
-When defending a kingdom

The warlord of Greenleaf who would rather spend his days reading than battling. He’s surprised that the protagonist is already a warlord and thinks that his own time for being a warlord is up. You cannot recruit him in the main story unless you download the special event where he and Motochika will join you. He specializes in Grass Pokémon with Snivy being his starter and the whole Snivy line being his perfect link.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Originally having black hair in Samurai Warriors, his hair was changed to green to match his elemental type.
  • Adorkable : Very awkward and likeable.
  • Badass: He gets Serperior
    • Badass Bookworm: He’s one of the smartest characters in the game, with a base wisdom of 100.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Seems to act like this if he’s under someone’s command.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: He would rather research Pokémon than actually battle. In fact, losing to the protagonist gives him the excuse to just continue his research.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: He's polite and well-read.
  • Green Thumb: Grass-type specialist.
  • High Collar of Doom: Gets one when he ranks up, to symbolize his connection to Serperior.
  • Nice Guy: Very pleasant and friendly.
  • Nice Hat: Wears one.
  • Passing the Torch: He thinks that it's time to do this, but his people disagree.
  • The Power of Friendship: He feels like bonding with Pokémon is the most important aspect of being a warlord, hence his episode is about collecting 100 Pokémon instead of conquering Ransei. Ironically, to complete the mission faster, you have to conquer at least half of Ransei to do so.
  • The Strategist: It’s actually the name of his special ability, which blocks critical hits and increases speed for three turns.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: As a Grass-type specialist, not surprising.

Motochika

"March to my beat..."
-When using his Warrior Skill

The warlord of Fontaine and a rebel at heart. He tends to talk in metaphors comparing music to the waves. He battles the protagonist, but proves to be a graceful loser much like Motonari. You cannot recruit him in the main story unless you download the special episode to get him and Motonari. A Water-type specialist, his starter and special link is the Oshawott family.

Ginchiyo

"On my honor, you will be stopped!"
-When defending a kingdom

The warlord of Violight, a proud descendant of a long line of Electric Pokémon experts. Decidedly arrogant, Ginchiyo dismisses the player as inferior to her even before battle and doesn't take losing well. Obviously, she is an Electric-type specialist, and her starter and perfect link are the Shinx line.

  • Action Girl: The first female Warlord you encounter besides Oichi, and she's not a pushover.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Ginchiyo is shown to care for Muneshige at the end of his episode, where she’s horrified at the thought of him actually leaving her to travel.
  • Battle Couple: With Muneshige.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Muneshige to the point that she can’t promote unless Muneshige is in your army, but not in the same or an adjacent nation.
  • Bifauxnen: Dresses and acts very masculine.
  • Breast Plate: Her armor prominently featurs one.
  • Difficult but Awesome: As an Electric warlord, she's generally harder to use than Hanbei given that she has a Luxary with Thunder (and that move has low accuracy and requires a huge distance from the opponent and making sure the opponent isn't too high and too low). When the attack hits, the chances of paralysis is very high but if you could get a warlord partner that can help increase her accuracy, she can easily tank the opponent.
  • Proud Warrior Race Gal
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Muneshige’s blue.
  • Shock and Awe: Generates electricity around her gauntlet when mad.
  • Theme Naming: The original names for her and Muneshige's Warrior Skills were Raijin's Roar and Fujin's Roar, respectively. This got Lost in Translation, where they respectively became Thunderclap and Typhoon.
  • Tsundere: Type A - 'especially'' to Muneshige.

Yoshimoto

"Oh! I wonder if they play Pokémari?"
-When attacking a kingdom

The warlord of Chrysalia who doesn’t seem to understand what it means to be a warlord. He cares about playing Pokémari instead of battle. As a result, he ended up losing his nation thinking he was playing a game. He specializes in Bug Pokémon with Pineco being his starter and perfect link.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type specialist.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's completely detached from reality and is only interested in Pokemari, to the point of wondering if his opponents play it when he enters battle.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He’s not a bad battler when he puts his mind to it. It’s to the point that at the end of his story, Kenshin and Shingen notice him.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: To a lesser extent than the Bug quality, his Forretress is also Steel-type.
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: Inverted. He’s the only warlord that seems to get dumber.
  • Joke Character: His Pineco is a very good Pokémon to have because it can eat Potions from the enemy and does considerably good damage to Psychic and Dark Pokémon. Once it evolves into Forretress though, that’s when he becomes this as Forretress knows Gyro Ball that does damage based on speed... as a result he’ll almost always be doing one damage.
    • The developers seemed to be aware of this to a degree — the needed link level to get him to Rank 2 is 55%, compared to 60% or 70% for most other Warlords. As a result you can increase his rank then swap out Forretress for something better like a Scizor.
  • Man Child: Very childish and immature in his behavior.
  • The Medic: His promoted ability restores the whole team's HP... at the cost of putting everyone to sleep. Combine him with one of the many warriors who can cure status conditions, and you essentially get a free heal out of it.
  • Serious Business: Pokémari is more important to him than anything else.
  • Stone Wall: His Forretress is fairly good at taking hits from everything but fire types, and it's ability can deal damage on direct contact. Combine his ability with a Warrior who can heal off the sleep, and it's plausible for it to wall, even indirectly K.O. something like Nobunaga's Garchomp.

Yoshihiro

"Let's take a gamble."
-When using his Warrior Skill

The veteran warlord of Pugilis who serves as a stopping point for the protagonist and Oichi given that they specialize in Normal-type Pokémon. He seems to want to try and conquer Ransei before he retires from being a warlord. He specializes in Fighting Pokémon, with his starter Pokémon being Gurdurr and the whole Timburr line being his perfect link.

  • Badass: Conkeldurr is his perfect link. 'Nuff said.
    • Badass Grandpa: He's one of the oldest Warlords but don't dare think he's less powerful for it.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's very cheerful and energetic and has a passion for battling.
  • The Gambling Addict: Finds his greatest passion in battles out of his favor, and often refers to "taking a gamble."
  • Large And In Charge: He's one of the most physically imposing Warlords.
  • So What Do We Do Now?: In his storyline, he goes out to conquer Ransei. Once he does so, he wonders what he's supposed to do now, and decides to wait until a Worthy Opponent appears to challenge him again.

Kenshin

"My nemesis and I, united at last..."
-When recruited during the main story, if you choose to attack Illusio

The warlord of Illusio and one of the warlords that is said to be able to match Nobunaga in strength. He is Shingen’s fierce rival and often clashes with him. Depending on who you decide to fight, one of the two will reject you, attack your unguarded nation and then wait for you to defeat him allowing the other to throw a party and join you shortly afterward. Kenshin specializes in Psychic Pokémon with Gallade being his starter and the Ralts line being his perfect link along with Mewtwo, potentially.

  • Badass: This guy has a final evolution Pokémon and unlike Shingen, Gallade doesn’t become a Crutch Character and is still perfectly viable and effective in the late game. It might also have the ability Conqueror, which gives it a buff to its stats every time it defeats an enemy. He also can get a legendary Pokémon, and one of the most iconic and powerful at that.
  • Brother-Sister Team: With Aya.
  • The Comically Serious: Contrast to Shingen, but he is still capable of throwing parties.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: If you challenge him to a match, he’ll tell you that the player isn’t ready yet before sending Aya to attack Chrysalia.
  • Friendly Enemy: He and Shingen again, as in real life. Made more obvious in the post episodes where they’re always duking it out but at the end of the day, they’re not as mad at each other as a typical enemy would. The manga depicts Kenshin sending Shingen a huge pile of ponigiri as a gift.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's very intelligent and strategic, and a total powerhouse on the battlefield.
  • Graceful Loser: One of the more noticeable examples in that he throws a party after you defeat him immediately prior to joining you.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Kenshin has high stats, his Rank 2 ability increases Range and Attack of all allies, and his Gallade has all-around high stats and decent Range, and a ranged attack. And again, his legendary is Mewtwo, a contender for the most powerful of the legendaries you can get in the game.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Contrast to his sister, who is always smiling.
  • Psychic Powers: Psychic-specialist.
  • The Unsmile: Both sprites he has don’t have him smiling at all. Even when he congratulates his sister for winning the beauty contest, he doesn’t look happy.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: His Gallade is much more powerful than previous enemies, and his battlefield is hard to navigate.
  • Worthy Opponent: He and Shingen see each other as one.

Shingen

"I never thought I'd see the day!"
-When recruited during main story, if you choose to attack Illusio (in response to Kenshin's quote above)

The warlord of Terrera and one of the warlords that is said to be able to match Nobunaga in strength. He is Kenshin’s fierce rival and often clashes with him. Depending on who you decide to fight, one of the two will reject you, attack your unguarded nation and then wait for you to defeat him allowing the other to throw a party and join your shortly afterward. Shingen specializes in Ground Pokémon with Rhyperior being his starter and the Rhyhorn line being his perfect link along with Groudon, should you play your cards right.

  • Badass: This guy has a third evolution Pokémon when you first encounter him. He can also team up with Groudon, the legendary Pokemon said to have shaped the very continents.
  • Big Fun: He's very large and is also very jovial and enjoys himself.
  • Cool Old Guy: Spends a lot of time laughing and having fun with his life.
  • Crutch Character: In the first story, his Rhyperior is massively powerful with high stats and a devastating attack. Later on in the story, and in the sidestories unlocked after, Rhyperior's low Speed cripples its accuracy, and Rock Wrecker is a low accuracy attack anyway, and Rhyperior's low range makes it hard to move into position so it can attack. Then complete subverted once you get him Groudon, who is pure badass and pulls its weight throughout the rest of the game.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: If you challenge him to a match, he’ll tell you that the player isn’t ready yet before sending Yukimura to attack you.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tends to be very witty in his battle quotes and has a dry sense of humor.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Ground-type specialist.
  • Friendly Enemy: He and Kenshin again. Made more obvious in the post episodes where they’re always duking it out but at the end of the day, they’re not as mad at each other as a typical enemy would.
  • The Gadfly: Seems to enjoy saying things just to see the person’s reaction.
  • Graceful Loser: One of the more noticeable examples in that he throws a party after you defeat him before joining you.
  • Team Dad: Has shades of this toward his Terrera comrades, particularly toward Yukimura. The two have a relationship much like a close father and son.
  • Troll: Constantly trolls Yukimura to the point of getting him flustered. Fanon takes up to eleven, though in canon it seems more like an attempt to get his ward to lighten up a bit.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Like Kenshin, he has a trickier battlefield than previous ones and his Rhyperior is much stronger than your other foes so far.
  • Worthy Opponent: He and Kenshin see each other as one.

Ujiyasu

"I ain't over the hill just yet."
-When attacking a kingdom

The grizzled warlord of Cragspur who cares about defending his nation and his people instead of expanding it. He only joined Nobunaga because it would avoid needless bloodshed. When he loses to the player, he requests that they take good care of his kingdom in his place. He cares about every person in his nation and will do whatever it takes to defend it. He specializes in Rock Pokemon and his starter — and special link — is the Roggenrola family.

  • Badass: No kidding. This guy’s reaction to Shingen and Kenshin fighting is to conquer the entire east section of Ransei and get 40 warriors on his side just to show them that he’s not going to let them have all the fun.
  • Cool Old Guy: As his profile quote has him state, he may be old, but he isn't out, and isn't going to be put out either.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Rock-type specialist.
  • A Father to His Men: It’s even his special ability that protects your allies from critical hits.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Averted. Unlike Samurai Warriors, his pipe was taken out as a Pokémon game doesn’t allow smoking. He has a toothpick instead.

Kotarō

"Throw them into oblivion."
-When attacking a kingdom

The ninja warlord of Yaksha. Not much is known about him and he only fights the protagonist for the thrill of battle. He specializes in Dark Pokémon starting with Deino and having the Zorua line as his special link.

  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Though all the transformed warlords look like their perfect link to varying degrees, he effectively becomes Zoroark with Wolverine Claws and a human face when he upgrades.
  • Ax-Crazy: This game toned down his overall craziness in comparison to Samurai Warriors, but it’s very obvious that he’s insane. He’s only interested in fighting the protagonist and all of his quotes revolve around battling and the thrill of violence on the battlefield. His costume alone should clue you in.
  • Blood Knight: Lives for the rush and thrill of battle.
  • The Caligula: As shown in Keiji's episode, he abandons Yaksha and vanishes as soon as Nobunaga is defeated. Without a Warlord, the kingdom is left vulnerable, indicating that Kotarō never cared about them at all, and saw his position as Warlord solely as an excuse to shed more blood.
  • Casting a Shadow: Dark-type specialist.
  • The Comically Serious: Has a sense of humor. Not that his sprites show it.
  • Dark Is Evil: He certainly seems to enjoy the idea of Ransei being thrown into chaos. His special ability is called Mayhem.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has dark and dry sense of humor.
  • Evil Redhead: Has red hair and is unquestionably the most evil of the cast.
  • For the Evulz: The only real motivation he seems to have.
  • Guide Dang It: Getting his Zorua is very hard to do, as the only hint you’ll ever get is that you need him in your party for them to even show up. The problem is that even if he’s in your party, that doesn't guarantee that they’ll show up. And since he tends to be absent in most post-game chapters, it's even more of a pain.
  • Ninja: He's listed among the contestants of the Ninja contest in the game.
  • Obviously Evil: Just look at him; is there any question of his villainy?
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His design aesthetic, being based on Zoroark.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Hanzō’s blue.
  • Slasher Smile: The only expressions he has are normal and psychotically amused.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To Nobunaga’s army in the main story, and can potentially serve as one in the post game when you recruit him. When everyone in Nobunaga’s army is an Anti-Villain wanting to defend their nation or just doing their job serving Nobunaga, it really stands out that he has no protective instinct for his nation, nor does he care about Nobunaga’s ambition either.
  • Wolverine Claws: Gets them when promoted.

Nene

"Naughtiness must be punished!"
-When defending a kingdom

The ninja warlord of Viperia and wife of Hideyoshi. Nene dislikes pointless fights and naughty children and often scolds those who either instigate fights or are on her “naughty” list. Despite working for Nobunaga, Nene is a very kind soul that wants the best for her people. She specializes in Poison Pokémon with Croagunk being her starter Pokémon but the Zubat line being her perfect link.

  • Action Girl: Female Warlord and thus a great kicker of ass.
  • Battle Couple: With Hideyoshi, despite the fact the game doesn’t state that they’re married. Their relationship is the only logical reason why Hideyoshi would even be in Viperia, however.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Cape Wings: When transformed to fit with the Zubat line.
  • Cleavage Window: Her uniform spots one.
  • Genre Savvy: Her Junior Warlord is Hanzō, who has a Spiritomb - which means she has a Ghost/Dark-type to shut down all the Psychics that the player is no doubt packing to tackle the Poison-type kingdom of Viperia. Having Hideyoshi in the main story also provides her with a Fire-type in case the player brought along Motonari from the Wi-Fi event to compensate (although including Motochika as well puts a dampener on that point).
  • Fragile Speedster: Her perfect link is Crobat, who starts at a high four Range, then gets an extra 2 on top of them with the Shadow Run ability, which activates when no other Pokémon are within three tiles. At that speed, Crobat can potentially cross the entire battlefield in a single round.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: As per tradition of the Poison-type specialist, she more than any other Warlord has a ninja theme going on, with her battlefield styled as a ninja hideout. However, she acts nothing like an actual ninja in combat.
  • Leotard of Power: Her armor's aesthetic.
  • Nice Girl: Very pleasant and nice, and looks down on those who are mean and cruel.
  • Poisonous Person: Poison-type specialist.
  • Team Mom: Self-imposed and very evident during the ninja competition episodes. Her profile states that her people highly respect her for this attitude.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: She’s married to Hideyoshi.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The point of the ninja episodes is to see who the best ninja amongst the group is. Nene only joins in to get Hanzō, Kotarō, and Kunoichi to stop fighting. In their stories, they tend to run off on her before she can scold them, dooming her plan to failure. Even in her own story, she can't stop their bickering!

Masamune

"They don't know what they're doing."
-When defending a kingdom

The warlord of Avia. He lost to Nobunaga and was forced to recognize the other Warlord's power, but still has plans to overthrow him. He taunts the player when you challenge him to a match and gets annoyed when he loses. Despite the nickname "One-Eyed Dragon", he specializes in Flying-types with Scyther being his starter Pokémon and the Rufflet line being the perfect link.

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Most of his battle quotes have him taunting the opponent or insisting that he has everything under control.
  • Badass: His perfect link is Braviary, and he shares his name with one of the famous Japanese swordsmiths.
  • Blow You Away: Flying-type specialist.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Noticeably shorter than the majority of the cast. It’s not hard to think that he’s the only “kid” that has a nation.
  • Coat Cape: Gets one after transformation, though in some of his poses you could be excused for thinking it's just a regular Badass Cape
  • Eyepatch of Power: Though this is very hard to see given that he hides said eyepatch beneath his bangs.
  • Feather Motif: One of his sprites has feathers scattered around him.
  • Fragile Speedster: His Rufflet is very fast and can dodge easily but cannot take that many hits from powerful moves, especially one that's super effective. It carries on to Braviary as well, hence why he can't be That One Boss in the main story. The same applies to his Scyther if he uses it post game, with a weak Fury Cutter that only gets powerful if he stays alive in battle for a while and if Fury Cutter doesn't miss.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very eager for battle and to prove his strength.
  • Jerkass <-> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite treating Magoichi like crap in the main story, he does congratulate him for winning the junior contest before getting annoyed with Magoichi going back to his old ways of using the winning title to try and attract more female warlords.
  • Killer Rabbit: Borders on That One Boss as the problem that a lot of people have when dealing him is the incredibly high level (around 300-330 range) that he has with his Braviary.
  • The Napoleon: Short and generally rude and aggressive.
  • Nice Hat: His trademark helmet, that adds Braviary feathers to it when promoted.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: On the side of the eye where he wears an eyepatch.
  • Power Up Letdown: His Braviary perfect link is decidedly much less useful than the Rufflet it evolves from. Rufflet is not exactly a powerhouse, but Braviary's attack is Sky Drop, which takes two turns to execute, while Rufflet may have the ability "Celebrate" which allows it to move and attack again in the same round if it KOs an enemy. The result, in the time it takes a Braviary to defeat one enemy, a Rufflet can potentially defeat four. Fortunately you can keep his Rufflet from evolving and still get him to Rank 2 just fine.
  • The Red Baron: He mentions (only once) that he’s the "One-Eyed Dragon." His special ability is also called One-Eyed, which increases the range of all Pokémon.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: His wisdom, when upgraded, is 90.
  • The Starscream: Totally intends to backstab Nobunaga first chance he gets.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Magoichi. However, he can promote with Magoichi in the same nation, implying that the dislike may not be mutual.
    • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite their fighting in the main story, Masamune treats him better in Magoichi's story.
  • Third-Person Person: Sometimes when you have him in your army, he'll constantly refer himself in third person. While it may be a translation error, it's not out of character for Masamune to refer himself in third person.
  • Tsundere: Huge type A tsundere to everyone. Fanon takes it up a notch.
  • Wild Card: While he doesn’t side with the protagonist, he definitely wasn’t planning on staying at Nobunaga’s side for long.

"If I serve you, are you going to keep me satisfied?"
-When defeated, if conditions for recruitment are met

Nobunaga’s wife (and therefore Oichi’s sister-in-law) and the warlord of Spectra. No is more interested in a battle with the main character than worrying about territory expansion. She warns the player about Nobunaga’s strength when she loses and comes back to assist her husband during the final battle. She specializes in Ghost Pokémon with Drifloon being her starter Pokémon and Misdreavous her perfect link.

  • Ax-Crazy: Implied to be one given her Samurai Warriors counterpart. Her dialogue also suggests that she prefers to see people suffer before her.
  • Battle Couple: She assists Nobunaga in the final battle of the main story.
  • Blood Knight: Enjoys the thrill of battle.
  • Cleavage Window: She gets one in the shape of a Poké Ball after promoting!
  • Cute Witch: Her Misdreavus and Mismagius.
  • Dark Action Girl: Loves battle, is generally aloof and condescending even to her allies, and is sure of her own superiority.
  • Femme Fatale: She's beautiful and highly dangerous. Lampshades in her story; "I will show everyone how dangerous this beauty can be."
  • Hot Witch: When promoted.
  • Interface Spoiler: A subversion. Despite linking well with Ghosts and Dragons, she cannot link with Giratina, who isn't even present in the game. The affinity typing is more likely to hint at her relationship with Nobunaga, despite the fact that the game doesn't explicitly state that they're married.
  • Lack of Empathy: Some of her dialogue implies that she couldn’t care less about her opponents or allies.
  • Nice Hat: She gets one when promoted.
  • Soul Power: Ghost specialist.
  • Stripperiffic: She actually puts on more clothing when she transforms.
  • The Vamp: Her special ability is even called "Viper’s Bite," which causes a variety of problems toward any Pokémon who is owned by a male.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Her episode along with the majority of the female warlords include them fighting over whose the fairest of them all. The introduction to Nō’s chapter is her saying that she’s the most beautiful without hesitation, unlike the other characters who think they’re plain, got forced into the competition, or fight for their honor.

Ieyasu

"Right. Shall we head off then?"
-Before attacking a kingdom, if not the main Warlord of the story

The warlord of Valora and one of Nobunaga’s closest allies. He wishes to see Nobunaga’s ambition happen until the end, but losing to the protagonist makes him think that he won’t be able to see it. Tadakatsu says he should retreat for the time and this conversation results in him coming back in the final battle to help Nobunaga. He specializes in Steel Pokémon starting with Lairon and the Aron line being his perfect link and potentially Registeel.

  • Badass: He commands Aggron. And he can upgrade to a Legendary Pokemon.
    • Badass Mustache: Not as huge as others in the game, but immaculately styled.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Steel-type specialist.
  • Graceful Loser: While most other Warlords use a variant of "This Cannot Be!", Ieyasu's response to defeat is to apologize to his Pokemon for not being a stronger partner.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Unlike Mitsuhide, he does not betray Nobunaga’s trust.
  • Mighty Glacier: Both Aggron and Registeel are incredibly slow Pokémon with a limited movement range but powerful attacks and huge defense, which is only helped by their Steel type's numerous resistances.
  • Nice Helmet: And it only gets better when he reaches his second rank.

Mitsuhide

"This is all for the good of Ransei..."
-When attacking a kingdom

One of Nobunaga’s faithful retainers who is the warlord of Nixtorm and serves as The Dragon in the game. Mitsuhide wants nothing more but a peaceful Ransei, but Oichi constantly questions if he really thinks Nobunaga wants that. He sticks with Nobunaga for the rest of the story until his post-game episode. Much as the real-life Mitushide, he decides enough is enough and betrays Nobunaga in order to stop the endless wars. He specializes in Ice Pokémon with Lapras being his starter and perfect link. However, he can get Articuno as another potential partner.

  • Badass: His Lapras is known for taking out multiple Pokémon and ends up being That One Boss during the main game. Articuno is just as good, and legendary to boot.
  • Bishounen: Long-haired and fair-featured.
  • The Dragon: To Nobunaga before he becomes...
    • The Starscream: In his episode. Unlike most versions he is quite sympathetic in this as he desires no power from his betrayal, but fights Nobunaga to bring peace back to Ransei.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Whenever he loses in battle, he grumbles about his incompetence in battle despite the fact that his Lapras is pretty much That One Boss.
  • An Ice Person: To the point that he generates ice when he’s angry.
  • Kubrick Stare: It’s one of his special abilities “Cold Eyes” which makes sure that the next attack will hit.
  • Kuudere: He's only dere for his daughter and Articuno. Otherwise, he's aloof to everyone else.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Struggles with this the entire main game before he decides to betray Nobunaga post story.
  • Overprotective Dad: He doesn't like the idea of having Gracia participate in the junior contest and even when she wins in her story, he still worries for her. Unlike other examples, it's more subdued.

Nobunaga

"Resist. There is no alternative."
-When defending a kingdom

The main antagonist of Pokémon Conquest and the warlord of Dragnor. He seeks to reunite all of Ransei so he could destroy it. By the time the game starts, he has already conquered half of the seventeen nations and it’s up to the player to prevent his advancing. He specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon and while you fight him with Zekrom and Shiny Rayquaza in story, he starts with Gabite post game with his special links being Hydreigon, Zekrom and Shiny Rayquaza.

  • Anti-Villain: The reason he's out to conquer Ransei is to try and unite is, because he's tired of all the constant fighting of everyone trying to summon Arceus. He figures if he can actually do it, others trying will stop, and people can go back to battling for fun and living along their Pokemon in peace.
  • Ambition Is Evil: What Oichi believes what happened to him after he decided to take the road to conquest.
  • Badass: Nobunaga is easily the most awesome thing of the game. His starting Pokémon is a Gabite, most trainers begin with an unevolved Pokémon, he gets a stage one, and it's a Gabite. From there he moves on to Hydreigon, Zekrom, and Black Rayquaza, making him the only character in the game to get a shiny Pokémon. When he transforms to Rank 2, his stats go to 96-100-100, the best stats of any Warlord in the game — yes, including your main hero. This also means, with his unique item the Conqueror's Crystal, Nobunaga is the only Warlord able to get perfect stats, the overflow from the Crystal giving his partner a stat boost too.
  • Big Bad: Of Conquest in the main story, as well as Mitsuhide and Motochika’s story. Additionally, depending on how well he does in certain episodes, he might even be the Big Bad of Hideyoshi, Yoshihiro and Masamune’s chapters.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: After you force him back to Dragnor, he lets the player beat him the first time, so you can reunite Ransei and form a link with Arceus, so he could eliminate Arceus on his own.
    • All the Warlords fight on battlefields nudged to favoring them, but Nobunaga's really stands out for a gimmick specifically designed to be more dangerous for you than for him. Colored pillars do Grass, Fire, Water or Electric-elemental damage to any Pokémon that ends up next to them, but being that most of his army consists of Dragons, they resist all four elements and so are not greatly hampered. You on the other hand are going to have to maneuver intelligently to avoid damage. Then his Pokémon come in and use their attacks which knock you back, likely landing you next to a pillar for additional damage. And you have to move quick, because Nobunaga will likely skip his first round or so and let you come to him — after all, he's not the one with a fifteen round time limit to win.
  • Dark Is Evil: He wears a dark blue and black outfit and commands mostly black dragon-types. Subverted when you find out he isn't all that evil after all.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His Rank I appearance, as seen in the profile image.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Started off as a rather idealistic young man, but upon seeing that humans weren’t treating Pokémon as comrades anymore, he was convinced that the only way to save Ransei from destruction was to be the one to destroy its creator, the cause of all the fighting, before things got worse.
  • I Let You Win: The excuse that Nobunaga gives you when you beat him in Dragnor. Granted the battle is kind of anti-climatic, but that’s to hide the fact he has another legendary Pokémon waiting in the wings to kick your ass.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: What part of Hydreigon, Zekrom, and Black Rayquaza do you not get?
  • Graceful Loser: The most noticeable example both in the main story and post-game. In the main story, he deliberately loses to lure out Arceus; but even when you beat him a second time he doesn’t seem to mind losing. In the post-story, he doesn’t seem upset about Mitsuhide betraying or Motochika rebelling against him.
  • Large Ham: The way he talks definitely drops this around. "Come forth! Rayquaza, black as night!"
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Is Oichi’s older brother, but if you know history, that shouldn't come off as a shock especially with all the other feudal Japan games where it doesn’t bother to hide it.
  • Obviously Evil: He outfit features a High Collar of Doom, Shoulders of Doom, Spikes of Villainy, he has a mustache, wears black and purple armor, and he commands black dragon-types. There is no question he is the Big Bad even if you didn't know already. Subverted when he turns out to be mostly good.
  • Pet the Dog
    • At the end of Ranmaru’s story, he comes all the way from Dragnor (mind you that’s far away from Chrysalia where Ranmaru starts) to congratulate him and to tell him that he doesn’t care what gender Ranmaru is. It’s enough to bring Ranmaru to tears.
    • It’s also implied in the main story that he was rather nice to Nene letting her keep her nation as long as she served him. She was thrilled to do that if it meant to protect her people.
  • Power Up Letdown: Despite being a legendary, Zekrom isn't all that more powerful than Hydreigon. Hydreigon's attack has greater range and can hit multiple foes compared to Zekrom's Teravolt, which also being a Dragon-type attack has better coverage than the Electric Teravolt, Hydreigon has Levitate as an ability letting it bypass dangerous terrain, and their respective typings are a variable advantage or disadvantage. Which is likely why he has a second legendary in Rayquaza, who blows both of them away.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The end of his episode. He unites Ransei under his banner and meets Arceus, but recognizes that if he takes Arceus as his own and proves to Ransei that it exists, once Nobunaga inevitably dies the wars to meet and control Arceus will begin again. So he tells Arceus to leave, and the people believe the legends of it weren't true after all and so stop pursuing them.
  • Shock and Awe: His Zekrom is Electric-type.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His base appearance.
  • Third-Person Person: Not always, but often.
  • Villain Protagonist: In his episode.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: What he’s revealed to be at the end of the game. What Nobunaga realized was that the warriors and warlords fighting to unite Ransei were starting to forget their Pokemon were living beings instead of tools of war, and he vowed to destroy Arceus to stop the endless conflict and bring the region to peace before it was too late.

    Junior Warlords 

Hanbei

One of Hideyoshi’s strategist that is also very loyal to him. While he may look like a kid, Hanbei is much older than his appearance would suggest, and he uses his appearance to hide his genius-level intellect. He and Kanbei get along despite having different personalities. His starter Pokémon is Mareep, but his perfect link is with the Pikachu line.

  • Badass: He commands Raichu as his perfect link, and his special skill blocks all critical hits and status ailments for his teammates.
  • Barrier Warrior: His special ability Lazy Bones suggest that this is his tactic as this ability not only blocks critical attacks but also blocks status alignments contrast to Motonari who blocks critical hits and increase speed. This sets Hanbei up as a defense warlord that really comes in handy on certain stages like Spectra, Viperia and Dragnor.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: He prefers to sleep all day instead of do the missions that Hideyoshi orders him to do.
  • Definitely Just a Cold: The excuse he comes up with when questioned about his health. It's really tuberculosis.
  • Demoted to Extra: As one of Hideyoshi’s feared strategists, he and Kanbei end up missing from the main story.
  • The Fake Cutie: Despite his adorable appearance, he knows he doesn’t look his age and uses it to his advantage. In fact, he only brings up his age in order to get Kanbei to do something for him.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Implies to sleep more than work. If he’s in charge of an attack, his quote goes along the lines of, “Let’s finish before I fall asleep.”
  • Ill Boy: It’s not apparent until you finish Hanbei’s episode. It’s then do you realize that he’s very sick. From Samurai Warriors and based on his historical counterpart, it’s easy to see that he has tuberculosis.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: He doesn’t die when he coughs, but it’s a huge Mood Whiplash at the end of his chapter when he starts coughing uncontrollably. See Ill Boy for the reason why.
  • Keet: At least tries to be cheerful.
  • Kid Genius: He’s definitely not a kid, but he is a genius. That’s one of his battle quotes when he uses his ability.
  • Lazy Bum: He really doesn’t want to do anything. It's likely due to his illness.
  • Morality Pet: To Kanbei in a sense.
  • Nice Hat: Wears one.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He may seem like a lazy teenager, but he’s one of the smartest characters in the game with a wisdom of 99.
  • Odd Couple: With Kanbei.
  • Older Than They Look: The exact age of Hanbei is unknown (at least in this game), but he declares that he’s older than Kanbei, so he has to do what he says. From Samurai Warriors he’s at least two years older than Kanbei.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Kanbei’s blue.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Mareep he starts out with and the Pikachu and Raichu he is often seen with.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Gets a Pikachu-themed one when promoted.
  • Shock and Awe: Electric-specialist.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: One of the youngest and smallest of the Warlords, but perhaps the most clever.
  • Sleepyhead: His default sprite appears to be nearly falling asleep and another one is him yawning.
  • Smart People Play Chess: At the end of Kanbei’s episode, he and Kanbei are playing what looks like the Pokémon world's version of chess.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied to be one at the end of his ending when Kanbei isn’t convinced that he was only coughing because he was too excited. In fact, one of his sprites has him pulling his hat down, turning away from the screen almost like he’s going to cry. And this sprite is only used when Kanbei questions his health.
  • Those Two Guys: Whenever the episode revolves around Hideyoshi, he plays this role with Kanbei.

Kanbei

One of Hideyoshi’s strategist that is very loyal to him. Kanbei is a strict and to-the-point strategist that thinks the end result is the only thing that matters. As a result, he has a cynical view of the world in contrast to Hanbei who likes to think positive. Despite their different views on the scale of idealism vs. realism, the two are very close. He specializes in Ghost Pokémon, starting out with Duskull. His perfect link, however, is with the Litwick family.

  • Badass: He commands a Chandelure, and his rank two ability nullifies all enemy Warrior Skills.
  • Demoted to Extra: As one of Hideyoshi’s feared strategists, he and Hanbei end up missing from the main story, as having so many warlords in the very first kingdom would make things too difficult.
  • Goth: He wears dark-clothing, is associated with Ghost-types, and is generally moody and sullen.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his cynical view, he honestly wants what’s best for Hideyoshi and does worry for Hanbei’s health.
  • Obviously Evil: Subverted. He may look gloomy, but he’s not that bad of a guy especially in his episode where he just needs to collect 100 Pokémon to show Hideyoshi that he can rely on him while he’s gone. He's also close friends with the much lighter Hanbei.
  • Odd Couple: With Hanbei.
  • Playing with Fire: His Chandelure is Fire-type.
  • No Sell: His special ability, Extinguish, neutralizes all other warriors' abilities, be they friend or foe.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Hanbei’s red.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: How he views Hideyoshi’s goal of reuniting Ransei and what he thinks about Hanbei’s views in general.
  • Smart People Play Chess: In his ending, he is shown playing what looks to be Pokémon’s version of chess with Hanbei.
  • Soul Power: Ghost-type specialist.
  • The Stoic: Rarely shows emotions unless they are a confident smirk and a stunned face when something goes wrong.
  • Those Two Guys: Whenever the episode revolves around Hideyoshi, he plays this role with Hanbei.
  • The Unsmile: Hanbei even lampshades that Kanbei needs to smile more or he’ll end up frowning like he is now. Kanbei retorts that this is his normal face.
  • Younger Than They Look: Going by the birth dates of their historical counterparts, he's actually two years younger than Hanbei. Does he look it?

Muneshige

Ginchiyo’s husband that serves as her foil in Violight. Whereas Ginchiyo is proud and haughty, Muneshige is more confident and easy-going, always pointing out her flaws before and after battle (which pisses her off). He specializes in Flying Pokémon with Starly being his starter and that line being his best link.

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: At the end of Ginchiyo’s episode, he congratulates her on winning the beauty contest, even though he was mocking her at the beginning. Just the fact that he was talking to her at the end shocks Ginchiyo.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Ginchiyo to the point he can’t promote unless Ginchiyo is in your army but not in the same or an adjacent nation.
  • Bishounen: Gorgeously styled shoulder-length hair helps him pull this off.
  • Blow You Away: Flying specialist.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Generally acts like a smartass, particularly with Ginchiyo.
  • Disc One Nuke: Only in the post game if he has Staraptor. Staraptor comes with Brave Bird, which is incredibly powerful at the beginning of the game (and only gets more powerful as he levels up). His range and defense is reduced, but he's so fast that he can still dodge incoming attacks and spam Brave Bird as long as the enemy is in distance. Also, his Warlord ability increases the range and Attack of everyone on your side of the field for one turn.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Ginchiyo's red.
  • Theme Naming: The original names for Ginchiyo's and his Warrior Skills were Raijin's Roar and Fujin's Roar, respectively. This got Lost in Translation, where they respectively became Thunderclap and Typhoon.
  • Walking the Earth: At the end of his story, he decides to leave his life in Violight to travel.

Aya

The elder sister of Kenshin. Should you challenge Kenshin as your seventh conquest, he sends you back and has Aya test you. She dislikes weak warlords and will test your might before retreating back to Illusio. Once you ally with Kenshin, she can be recruited. She specializes in Ice-type Pokémon with Cubchoo being her starter and Snorunt and Froslass (but not Glalie) being her perfect link.

Kanetsugu

The devoted right hand to Kenshin who is in the position to be Illusio's next warlord when his master retires. He worships the ground both of the siblings stand on and goes as far as to adopt Aya’s vision of the world of love and justice. As a result, he comes off as rather single-minded and forceful when it comes to forcing love to everyone around him. After you beat Kenshin, you can recruit him. He specializes in Psychic Pokémon with Kirlia being his starter and the Abra line being his special link.

  • Adorkable: He's quite endearing when he starts acting confused or surprised.
  • Badass: The Abra line is his perfect link. Alakazam, one of the most powerful and infamous Psychics of the series, is his partner.
  • Hero-Worshipper: To Kenshin, but it tends to go out of hand at times. He has to be in the same nation as Kenshin in order to promote.
  • Honor Before Reason: He places absolute emphasis on love and honor being more important than anything else.
  • Hypocritical Humor: During the junior episodes when you haven’t battled him, he’ll say something along the lines of “expanding territory is evil” but then turn around and conquer the nation right next to him.
  • Justice Will Prevail: Believes it fully, though his concept of "justice" is vague at best.
  • Knight Templar: Very much. Must have gotten it from Aya.
  • Love Freak: He’s practically the male version of Flonne except he’s very Knight Templar about it. His special ability is even called Love and Honor.
  • Nice Hat: Look at his profile picture and be in awe.
  • The Power of Love: Insists that love and justice will solve everything. It’s a wonder how his allies deal with him.
  • Psychic Powers: Psychic-type expert.

Yukimura

Shingen’s right hand man who serves to be next in line when Shingen retires. Yukimura looks up to Shingen and will do whatever it takes to impress him. He’s a very calm and honorable, if serious, man. If you choose to fight Shingen, Yukimura attacks you at Pugillis, though he does so respectfully and fights you because of his lord's orders. He retreats to Terrera when he loses and can be recruited once you beat Shingen. He specializes in Fire Pokémon with Tepig as his starter and the Charmander line being his perfect link.

  • Adorkable: Has shown shades of this in his ending.
  • Badass: He can get a 100% link with Charizard. That should be self explanatory.
  • Bishounen: More rugged than some but still very good-looking.
  • Butt Monkey: Surprisingly, he’s often on the bad end of the stick on his and Shingen’s story often being trolled because of his naďve nature. Heck, fanon likes to take this up a notch.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's the main character of the Samurai Warriors series, but the protagonist role goes to the main characters AKA Azai here instead.
  • Determinator: His special ability "Willpower", which increases critical hit rate and allows him to attack twice in one turn.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He thinks it's his fault for Shingen losing his nation to the player. Naturally, Shingen and Kunochi tell him otherwise. He also beats himself up when he fails other things like mining.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Worships Shingen, but not single-mindedly like Kanetsugu does Aya and Kenshin. He also needs to be in the same nation as Shingen in order to promote.
  • Hot-Blooded: Noticeably subdued compared to other video game counterparts as his loud nature is placed with one of a polite gentleman instead.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Some of his quotes imply he's one.
  • Nice Guy: All-around polite, respectful, and kind.
  • Only Sane Man: Any chapter concerning Shingen and Kunoichi has him function as one. Given that they’re both trolling him, it’s justified.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-type user.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees the protagonist as one. Given the general nature of his best link, this makes perfect sense.

Kunoichi

A ninja hired by Yukimura to serve Terrera. A playful trickster, she insists that ninjas are meant to be more outspoken than the stereotypical shinobi. Like Yukimura, you can recruit her after you beat Shingen. She specializes in Dark Pokémon with Scraggy being her starter, and the Sneasel line being her special link.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Similar to Motonari, Kunoichi's design has been slightly altered to match her preferred Pokemon type. In her case, her Rank I outfit is black instead of white like in Samurai Warriors 3.
  • Badass: Commands a Weavile and has a nasty ability to power it up.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit doesn't so much "bare" her midriff as proudly show it off.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Elements of this toward Yukimura, a holdover from the Samurai Warriors games.
  • Casting a Shadow: Dark-type specialist.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She’s one of the nicest ninja of the group, but this doesn't mean she can't be crafty.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: She actually insists that shinobi should be this instead of hiding in the shadows. She sounds like she’s trying to enforce a certain ninja series on the others.
  • Genki Girl: Energetic, cheerful, and happy.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Already has one when you first get her, but when she promotes she gets mega twintails.
  • Stripperiffic: Most of the other female characters get a bit more covered up when they promote. She covers less.
  • The Tease: To Yukimura.
  • The Trickster: Her profile states that she loves to play pranks on people, and her upgraded ability is even called "Trickster."

Kai

The daughter of Ujiyasu who is known for her aggressive personality. She’s one of the few warriors who genuinely loses her temper when defeated. As the tomboy she is, she would rather dive into the battle and ask questions later. She specializes in Fire Pokémon stating with Pansear, but her perfect link ends up being the Darumaka line.

  • Absolute Cleavage: When promoted.
  • Action Girl: She commands a Darmanitan, putting her in the running for the strongest female Warlord in the game.
  • Badass: Her best link is with Darmanitan. This should speak volumes.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When promoted.
  • Expressive Hair: Her hair explodes when angry and gets disoriented when sad or when freaking out.
  • Fiery Redhead: Hot-blooded and energetic.
  • Hidden Depths: Sure, Kai may have a short temper and a slight streak of vanity. But in battle, one of her preturn quotes states that the moments she spends with her Pokemon and other friends are her most valued treasure, and she will give anything to keep that safe.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very much. When she gets angry her sprite explodes.
  • One of the Boys: Played with. Despite having the personality and being called a tomboy multiple times, she still participates in the beauty contest. When the female merchant shows up, she asks if one cute girl isn't enough, as well.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-type user.
  • Stripperiffic: When transformed.
  • Tomboy Princess: She even has this as her unique power; "Warrior Woman" was "Tomboy Princess" in Japanese.

Hanzō

A silent ninja that serves under Nene. Not much is known about him or why he joined with Nobunaga’s army. His only goal is to perform the duty of the ninja. He only speaks when spoken to and when he does talk, it’s only in short phrases. He specializes in Ghost Pokémon with Spiritomb being his starter Pokémon and the perfect link coming from the Gastly line.

  • Captain Obvious: When he speaks, he tends to say the obvious like linking with X Pokémon or stating his Pokémon’s attack.
  • Casting a Shadow: Dark-type with his Spiritomb.
  • The Comically Serious: He never shows much emotion, but he has a sense of humor nonetheless.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a Ghost-type user and obviously a shady figure, but is perfectly nice and friendly.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: His only goal is to serve and protect his lord faithfully.
  • Ninja: Classic flavor, in contrast to most others in the game who play with it in their own ways. His sprite makes it clear with its pose.
  • The Quiet One: Very silent and mysterious.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kotarō’s red. Their historical rivalry isn’t mentioned in this game, however.
  • Soul Power: Ghost-type user.
  • The Stoic: He only has two emotions: neutral and (slightly) surprised.

Magoichi

Masamune’s partner in Avia. Despite working beside Masamune, Magoichi doesn’t seem to like him that much, only staying because of his devotion to duty. Magoichi is a huge flirt and loves women more than anything. He specializes in Grass Pokémon with Carnivine being his starter and the Treecko line being his perfect link.

  • Badass: He may be a Butt Monkey, but he commands a Sceptile and has an ability to give it a very significant power boost.
  • Butt Monkey: Even in his story, his ending implies that despite winning, he still probably didn't get his female harem.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Masamune certainly thinks he is, but it doesn't help Magoichi's cause if Masamune prevents him from hitting on woman whenever he's around.
  • Green Thumb: Grass-type user.
  • Handsome Lech: He hits on Oichi (and the female protagonist, if you're playing as her) when you first reach Avia, but his attempts at flirting are halted by Masamune. It's hinted that this is the reason for the tension between them.
  • Harem Seeker: To the point where the only way to promote him is to have at least three different female warlords (and Masamune cannot be in the same nation). Heck, his special ability “Cupid” is more powerful the more female characters are in the nation meaning that he’ll be extremely powerful with an army of women by his side.
  • Irony: Despite being a ladies’ man, his charisma is lower than Masamune, who is far more crass and less interested in women.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Lean, tall, dark-haired, and very good-looking.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Masamune, to the point that he can’t promote if he’s around.
    • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite his constant complaining about Masamune, he still hangs around him. Very evident in his story where Masamune tells him he doesn't have to participate in the junior tournament (despite it being an order) and Magoichi insists that he participates because it's his job.

Okuni

A cute priestess that works under Nō for unknown reasons. She’s not really interested in defending kingdoms and would rather travel around the Ransei region looking for attractive men. She does just that the minute Nō loses her kingdom to the player. She specializes in Bug Pokémon, with Venipede being her starter Pokémon and the Larvesta line being her perfect link.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-user, yup.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Similar to Yoshimoto's Pokemari specialty, her only interest is finding cute guys. In the Junior Warlord episode, Nō appoints her to lead Spectra, and she has no interest until she realizes there's men participating in the competition.
  • Disc One Nuke: She and Ranmaru often appear in chapters that don’t specifically concern them such as the ninja episodes, the female contest and the junior battles. She is very easy to recruit, given Venipede is easy to take out. If she has Volcarona when you recruit her, she can easily sweep every enemy on her own as long as she has the type advantage and a healing item to boot.
  • The Fake Cutie: She acts sweet and innocent, but she has a dark side and deliberately uses this act to get what she wants.
  • Harem Seeker: She’s always looking for the next cute guy on the battlefield and travels all over Ransei just to find the right guy for her. Her charisma is the third highest of all the female characters, implying that she’s probably more successful at finding guys than Magoichi is at finding girls.
  • Killer Rabbit: She looks sweet and cute, but she will wreck your team if you let her.
  • Magic Dance: Her special ability is the "Kabuki Dance" that increases the attack of all allies and raises energy to the highest level for one turn.
  • Miko: By appearance.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She thinks that Bug Pokémon are adorable. In general, she'll say (X) Pokémon is cute, even if it's normally perceived as ugly or horrifying.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She really wants you to think she's a Brainless Beauty. She's really, really not one.
  • One Woman Army: If she has a perfect link with Volcarona, she can easily solo a map given the amazing stats Volcarona has. This might be a shout out to her status in Samurai Warriors.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: Carries one over her shoulder.
  • Playing with Fire: Her Volcarona is Fire-type.
  • Walking the Earth: Tends to show up in random kingdoms in stories where she's not preset in a certain area.

Tadakatsu

The general of Valora who serves under Ieyasu. He is considered one of the strongest warlords in Ransei and is feared by most. He dedicates his life to Ieyasu, only wishing to protect him. He has a daughter, Ina, that takes after him, whom he loves very much. He specializes in Steel Pokémon, with Steelix being his starter and the Beldum line being his perfect link as well as Dialga.

  • Badass: His perfect link is Metagross, and he dresses to emulate it. He is also the only Junior Warlord who can link with a Legendary Pokemon, and one arguably better than his senior's.
  • Battle Butler: Ieyasu's faithful and devoted servant who has no qualms about running into battle with him.
  • The Brute: To Nobunaga’s army, though on your side he's a typical Big Guy.
  • Chest Insignia: The "X" for Metagross, the starburst crest for Dialga.
  • The Comically Serious: Rarely makes any expression to show it, but he's a good-humored fellow.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Steel-type user.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: He can get Dialga.
  • Nice Helmet: Wears one in both his outfits.
  • One-Man Army: He’s capable of being one even without the help of a Guardian Charm. In this case, his Steelix is considered very powerful whenever you start someone else’s episode and can easily solo a map as long as he doesn’t have the type disadvantage. When he gets Metagross or Dialga, it becomes even easier to solo missions given their high attack and speed.
  • The Stoic: He only has two expressions: his standard one and determined.
  • Tron Lines: When promoted.
  • The Unsmile: His default expression.

Ina

The daughter of Tadakatsu and second in command of Valora. She intends to follow in her father’s footsteps and it shows in personality and the type of Pokémon she chooses. She specializes in Water Pokémon with Quagsire being her starter Pokémon and the Piplup line being her perfect link.

  • Action Girl: Another female who can kick your ass in this game.
  • Badass: Gets Empoleon, who can hit 3 Pokémon at once with Hydro Pump, and her ability Elegance gives Hydro Pump perfect accuracy, on top of a range boost. For three turns.
  • Daddy's Girl: Loves her father and is devoted to him.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Steel-type user.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Her special abilities allow her to hit her target no matter what. Given that her best partner is a powerful Empoleon that uses Hydro Pump, this ends up being very deadly. Additionally, her aiming skills being accurate make a lot of sense when you realize that in Samurai Warriors she’s an archer.
  • Making a Splash: Piplup's typing, as well as her Quagsire.
  • Tron Lines: Her outfit when promoted.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: While Tadakatsu isn't necessarily ugly, she definitely doesn't look like her father.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: This was the name of one her abilities that increases range and allows all moves to hit for three turns empathizing on her iron heart.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark blue hair, almost violet.

Gracia

The only daughter of Mitsuhide. Gracia is a little girl that wants to know more about the world. Her father worries for her given her naďve nature, but Gracia is strongly determined to prove her worth. She specializes in Psychic Pokémon with her starter Pokémon being Munna, but her perfect link is with the Gothita line.

  • Badass: Commands a Gothitelle as her perfect link and has a nasty Warrior Skill at Rank II.
  • Confusion Fu: Literally; Her Rank II ability is "Bewilder", which for that turn adds a high chance for all allies to inflict Confusion with their normal attacks.
  • The Cutie: In contrast to more females in the game who are varying types of pretty, Gracia is straight-up adorable.
  • Daddy's Girl: She’s willing to do anything for her father from standing up to fight the protagonist to entering the junior contest and conquering the seventeen nations in his honor.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Upon being transformed.
  • Morality Pet: Serves as one to her father.
  • Nice Hat: When promoted. A nice top hat at that.
  • Psychic Powers: Psychic user.
  • Standard Status Effects: Her Rank II skill gives all her allies a chance to confuse enemies when they attack that turn.

Ranmaru

Nobunaga’s faithful retainer who is devoted to him no matter what. Despite his devotion to Nobunaga, he hates fighting and seems to put everyone else's wellbeing above his own. Despite specializing in Fighting/Steel Pokémon, he can link well with Dragon Pokémon in general. He starts out with Dratini and his perfect link is with the Riolu line.

  • Apologetic Attacker: Whenever he wins a battle, he always apologizes to the opponent.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: His Lucario is a fighting-type.
  • Bishounen: Reigning champion in the game, to the point he gets roped into the Greatest Beauty competition despite protesting he's a male.
  • Disc One Nuke: In almost every post-story scenario, recruiting him will allow you get a Dratini with Dragon Rage meaning he can easily sweep his opponents. Of course, if he has Lucario, that also allows him to sweep.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And unlike in Samurai Warriors, he’s fully aware of it.
    • There's a story on GameFAQs about someone who tried to transform Magoichi with Oichi, No, and Ranmaru. This should speak volumes.
  • The Empath: His first ability is called "Empathy," which restores the HP of his and the Pokémon around him. It makes sense to have this ability given that he's a pacifist and prefers to bond with Pokémon over battling (although this doesn't exactly help the trope directly above this one).
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Lucario's Steel-typing.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: He doesn't care for his own life, but he cares for everyone else around him.
  • Morality Pet: Serves as one to Nobunaga in a sense. Many of Nobunaga's Pet the Dog moments revolve around Ranmaru, to be sure.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Even if he knows what Nobunaga is doing is wrong, he’ll stick with him no matter what.
  • Nice Guy: Is very pleasant and cheerful when he's on your team.
  • The One Guy: He's the only male warlord to participate in the otherwise all-female "beauty contest" scenarios, as a joke on how the Dude Looks Like a Lady.
  • Technical Pacifist: He doesn’t like fighting at all, but will when the situation calls for it.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Nobunaga, who he shows up to assist in the final battle.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Is kind, caring and devoted to his Pokémon and Nobunaga. Fitting, considering the confusion surrounding his gender.
    Other Warlords 

Keiji

"Set your faces to be stunned!"
When using a warrior skill
A wandering warlord that you often bump into during your quest. He likes the main character’s style, giving them free advice and kindly handing out various tips or info. During his last appearance, he’ll give you the elemental stones to evolve the original three Eeveelutions before he disappears. He’s recruitable only in the post-game and his episode must be downloaded. Specializing in Ground and Rock Pokémon, his starter Pokémon is Rhyhorn, but his perfect link is with the Shieldon line and Terrakion.

  • Anime Hair: Behold its glory, that its spikes stand so tall his sprite cannot contain them!
  • Badass Given that he can forge a link with one of the legendary swordsmen Pokemon known specifically for disliking humans, this should say a lot about him (and the strength of his character).
  • Big Fun: He's a huge guy but is free-spirited and carefree.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He loves to brawl, for fun though, not conquest.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Rock-type user.
  • Nice Guy: Shows up to give the player free advice and support, gives you the first opportunity to evolve your Eevee, and temporarily gives up his nomadic life to get Yaksha back on its feet after its prior warlord disappears. If that doesn't convince you, the fact that he can link with Terrakion, a Pokemon known as part of a group who grew to dislike humans after a war that harmed Pokemon and destroyed their homes should.
  • Recurring Traveler: Pops up now and then and then takes off.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His armor bares his midriff normally, and on Rank II he goes for a coat that shows off his full physique.
  • Wandering the Earth: He’ll show up randomly depending on the story you’re playing. Other times, he’ll take over Kotarō’s nation, having been roped into becoming Yaksha's new warlord. At the end of his own story, he leaves Yaksha to do this once more after stabilizing the nation.

Mitsunari

One of the three kids you often bump into when conquering the nations. He’s the most critical of the player will often call the player out on their stupidity in not knowing the basics. He won’t praise you at all even when you do exactly what he suggests you to do. Only playable and recruitable post game, he specializes in Steel Pokémon with Scizor being his starter and the Pawniard line being his perfect link.

Kiyomasa

One of the three kids you often bump into when conquering the nations. He’s the nicest of the trio, but will talk the player down if s/he doesn’t know what they’re doing. Only playable and recruitable post game, he specializes in the pseudo legendaries such as Larvitar, but his special link is with the Axew family.

  • A Friend in Need: Judging by his story, he tends to be the one that tells his friends what went wrong before he forgives them. Like he tells Mitsunari that he was being too arrogant and should open up more while he just laughs at Masanori for forgetting what they were fighting about in the first place and says not to worry about it. Heck, when he wins the battle, he’s the only one that’s visibly upset given that he knew the fight was stupid.
  • Declaration of Protection: His battle quote when he uses his abilities, though in regards to his whole team than a specific individual.
  • The Empath: His original ability is called "Empathy", which restores HP to his Pokémon as well as the Pokémon adjacent to his. Fitting given he's the nicest of the trio.
  • Freudian Trio: The Kirk of the group.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Haxorus.
  • The Power Of Trust: His second ability is called "Belief", which increases defense and blocks critical hits for three turns.
  • Recurring Traveler: Same as Mitsunari, since the two of them and Masanori tend to be encountered together.

Masanori

One of the three kids that you often bump into when conquering Ransei. He’s the most vocal of the group but also the dumbest and as a result, his insults will backfire given that he won’t understand what Mitsunari or Kiyomasa is telling you. He specializes in Dark Pokémon with Skorupi being his starter and the Sandile line being his perfect link.

  • Butt Monkey: Gets picked on by his other two friends despite the three of them ganging up on the main character’s intelligence often.
  • Casting a Shadow: Dark-type user.
  • Cool Shades: When promoted. They look very similar to the membrane around Krookodile's eyes (though some fans will think of Kamina first).
  • Delinquent: Has this going on for him, particularly with his upgraded form and Krookodile.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Dark-type user.
  • Freudian Trio: The McCoy of the group.
  • Heroic Sacrifice/Senseless Sacrifice: His special ability is called "Sacrifice", which reduces his HP to one to increase his attack and range. Depending on the opponent depends on how useful it will be.
  • Idiot Hero: He represents the kids that wouldn’t understand the complicated mechanics of the game.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He’s the one that jumped into the argument in the first place during his episode.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: His expressions are more cartoonish than the other characters in the series. Kai is the only one who even comes close to him.
  • Recurring Traveler: The third of the trio of these.
    Other Characters 

The Professor

An old wandering trainer, he now passes his time instructing the next generation on the concepts of battling. He presents himself to your character after a few months to explain the basic gameplay concepts.

  • The Artifact: In-game he becomes this. In the post main-game storylines he keeps popping up after a few months in the first year, and never teaches you anything new. The 10th or 11th time you see him he's just a nuisance, and then he goes for appearance #12.
  • Legacy Character: He's the equivalent of the main series Professors, as the name implies.
  • Mr. Exposition: Explains to you various gameplay concepts, then heads off.
  • Old Master: States he was a great trainer in his youth.
  • Walking the Earth: It's implied he wanders the world instructing budding trainers.

The Wandering Merchant

A young travelling merchant, s/he sells some of the rarest and most powerful items in the game. The catch is setting up a meeting, since s/he appears at random. Usually appears as the young girl sprite, but sometimes appears as the older man sprite.

  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Downplayed, but present; normal merchants change their prices based on the Charisma of the Warrior you sent to the shop. Since s/he can appear in any kingdom with any Warriors and does not sell to just one of the ones present, the game ignores this modifier. No matter who meets him/her, you're paying the same price as anyone else.
  • Metal Slime: A non-enemy variant, but fits nonetheless. S/he appears at random and very rarely, you only get once chance to barter with him/her before s/he leaves, and the items s/he sells, while very good, are very expensive.
  • Walking the Earth: Travels without any actual destination in mind. Justified by his/her occupation.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The girl sprite has pale green hair

Arceus

The creator of Ransei, said to only appear to a chosen hero who has united all seventeen kingdoms under one flag. When your hero unites the 17 kingdoms, it appears before you to bestow its power upon you and aid you in the final storyline battle.

  • All Your Powers Combined: Its ability is several other strong abilities combined, and when it appears lights gather from the seventeen kingdoms to call it.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Its attack Judgment ignores all type immunities and resistances.
  • Badass: If you highlight the name in the spoiler tag above, you'll understand immediately. Being the highest level of Olympus Mon in the series, Arceus is one of the strongest Pokémon in the game, and a perfect link for your character allowing absurd levels of power.
  • Death from Above: Judgment, no surprises there.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: It aids you in the very last battle of the initial storyline. In the very last storyline where you return to your hero, you can call on it again, but only by the point you've effectively completed the mission and are drawing things out.
  • God: The creator of Ransei.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Its design aesthetic.
  • Gradual Regeneration: One of the effects of its Omnipotence ability is a bit of HP recovery each round.
  • Herd Hitting Attack: Its special attack Judgment hits all eight squares surrounding it.
  • Interface Spoiler: When you get to the final kingdoms before Nobunaga, you may want to take a moment to look at the now fully revealed world map.
  • Lightning Bruiser: High HP, high range, high power, hits multiple targets when it attacks, recovers HP every turn. You pretty much have to let it die on purpose.
  • Purposefully Overpowered: You have to use it in the final battle, so it's strong enough to do the job.
  • Superpower Lottery: What do you expect with an ability called "Omnipotent"? Its ability affords it HP recovery every turn, it can climb up and down high terrain, it has a chance to avoid enemy attacks, and its attack does full damage to all Pokemon, ignoring resistances and immunities from typing.
  • Walking Spoiler: All that can be said is that it's the creator of Ransei. Exactly what/who it is and the role it plays in the story beyond that is getting into end-game revelations.


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