These special trainers are heads of special facilities that specialize in Pokémon battles. Normally these places are only accessible once you've beaten the main game, and for good reason: the game's AI [[DifficultySpike takes the kid gloves off]] and provide some of the [[NintendoHard absolute hardest challenges]] the game has to offer. Only ''very'' determined and experienced players have a chance of conquering these places.


[[folder:Hoenn Battle Frontier]]

!!Factory Head Noland (Factory Head Datsura)

He awards the Knowledge Symbol onto the Frontier Pass of Trainers who defeat him.
* BadassLabcoat: It's even sleeveless to boot.
* BoisterousBruiser: He speaks with quite a few exclamation points.
* ConfusionFu: Will use any three Pokémon that can be used in his facility. This is just like any other trainers, except you won't get to know which Pokemon he would use beforehand. To wit, that's any three of the Pokemon of the first generation that are not specifically banned, including lower-tier legendaries like Zapdos or Suicune.
* GeniusBruiser: He awards the symbol of knowledge, after all.
-->'''Noland''': ''Knowledge isn't only about reading books or doing desk work!''
%%* NiceHat
%%* PermaStubble
* RedBaron: The Factory Head.
* PunnyName: '''Nol'''an'''d''' for K'''no'''w'''l'''e'''d'''ge.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Notice how neither his top nor his coat has them.

!!Arena Tycoon Greta (Arena Captain Kogomi)

She likes tough Trainers, and will gladly hand over the Guts Symbol if defeated.
* BadassBoast: When she first appears, she gives a subdued version of this, implying she intends to take it easy on you. For her rematch, she's definitely on-board.
-->'''Greta (First Round)''': ''We'll take things easy to start with! Okay! Let's see you ignite my passion for battle!''
-->'''Greta (Second Round)''': ''Be ready for a thrashing!''
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Heracross and Shedinja in her first fight.
* CastingAShadow: She uses an Umbreon [[WeaponOfChoice in both of her fights]] as a bit of StoneWall, and in round two, it's packing Double-Edge, Rest, and a Chesto Berry (remember, you only have three turns to defeat it).
* BrutalHonesty:
-->'''Greta''': ''I don't know how to say it, but... To put it bluntly, you look pretty weak.''
* CuteBruiser: A man hanging around outside the dojo mentions that he heard about this really cute girl hanging around the dojo, but was decidedly nonplussed when he could find nothing but sweaty, stinky martial artists.
* GenkiGirl: So Genki that she doesn't mind asking where the ''real'' challenger is when she first appears and only sees the player; she even moves around to look past him.
* GreenThumb: She uses a Breloom in her second fight that uses Spore and Focus Punch.
%%* HotBlooded
* LightningBruiser: Heracross uses the Endure - Salac Berry - Reversal combo, so be careful.
* OneHitPointWonder: If you don't exploit the fact that KryptoniteIsEverywhere, Shedinja is meant to give you a special kind of headache. To add insult to injury, it packs Confuse Ray.
* PaintedOnPants: She wears a skintight blue suit underneath her black karate top.
* PunnyName: '''G'''re'''t'''a's got '''g'''u'''t'''s.
* RedBaron: The Arena Tycoon.
* ShesGotLegs: This outfit emphasizes her legs, obviously.
* SoulPower: She fields a Gengar in her second fight. It uses Hypnosis, Dream Eater, and Destiny Bond.
* StandardStatusEffects: The only Pokemon she fields that can't inflict these is her Heracross. Most of her Pokemon inflict either sleep or confusion, though the Umbreon in her first fight also has Body Slam, for Paralysis.
%%* {{Tomboy}}
* WeaponOfChoice: She uses [[StoneWall Umbreon]] in both matches.

!!Dome Ace Tucker (Dome Superstar Heath)

He prefaces battles with narcissistic comments, and if he loses, turns over the Tactics Symbol to the Trainer's Frontier Pass.
* AlwaysCamp: His [[CampGay sexuality]] is debatable, but he does fit ''this'' trope.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ExtraOreDinary: He brings a Metagross to the fight for his second appearance
* IncomingHam: A lot of the Frontier Brains tend to be hammy, but Tucker spends a few moments prancing around the arena to rouse the crowd before even bothering to talk to you.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: He uses Charizard and Salamance in the Silver Symbol challenge and Latias in the Gold Symbol challenge.
* LargeHam: Tucker is a crowd player. Really, among Pokemon characters, we could give him a lifetime-achievement award.
* PunnyName '''T'''u'''c'''ker represents '''t'''a'''c'''tics.
* RedBaron: The Dome Ace.
* TournamentArc: His facility is the first time in the main series games where ''actual'' tournaments (against {{NPC}}s) are depicted.
* VisualPun: The hair and the wings might bring to mind a 'fairy'.
* WeaponOfChoice: In the Silver Symbol and Gold Symbol challenges, as well as in every adaptation, he has used [[MakingASplash Swam]][[DishingOutDirt pert]].
* WorthyOpponent: He apparently does a near 180 in between his two main fights. His first loss catches him off guard and he mutters about underestimating the player; by his second loss, he lavishes praise on you.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is purple.

!!Pike Queen Lucy (Tube Queen Azami)

The Luck Symbol is awarded to those able to defeat Lucy's Pokémon.
%%* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AnimalMotifs: Serpentine Pokémon. Even her Shuckle could count.
* BadassBoast: Lucy claims she's "trampled flowers and braved storms" to achieve her position.
* BareYourMidriff: Shows as much of it as possible that can rival Jessie's.
* TheBaroness: She's cold and ruthless, and her emphasis on StandardStatusEffects can certainly be interpreted as sadistic.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Her Shuckle serves as a StoneWall during her first fight.
* BreakTheHaughty: Implied by her losses.
* TheDreaded: Her arrival comes with a heavy dose of ominous behavior. This bites especially hard if you choose the room with the maid who declines to heal ''any'' of your Pokemon before she arrives.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Instills this feeling, being the Pike Queen and all.
* ExtraOreDinary: Her Steelix, which replaces her Shuckle in the second round.
* {{Foil}}: To Greta. Greta has a brighter design and personality and is eager and excitable. Lucy... not even close. Compare: Blonde and Black hair colors (the styles even contrast); the Battle Arena is staffed entirely by male martial artists while the Battle Pike is run entirely by maids; Greta looks forward to seeing the player again, while Lucy seems to feel she's been ''wronged'' by losing, vowing to never forget the player. ''Ever''.
* TheGlovesComeOff: Lucy does ''not'' take to losing your first encounter, and goes so far as to abandon the Battle Pike's signature emphasis on debilitating StandardStatusEffects in favor of a full-throttle offensive. Her Seviper [[TookALevelInBadass Takes a Level in Badass]], keeping an almost identical moveset but exchanging Poison Fang for Sludge Bomb; her GradualGrinder Shuckle is replaced with a Steelix that uses Earthquake, Rock Slide, and ''Explosion'' (backed up with Screech); and her bulky Milotic is replaced in favor with a Gyarados that primarily uses a Dragon Dance-Return combo.
* HatesSmallTalk: She's "not one for idle chatter".
%%* IceQueen
* LuckBasedMission: The gimmick of the Battle Pike, mixed with DroughtLevelOfDoom (make it through seven challenges without being worn down by status effects and combat).
* MakingASplash: With her Milotic in the Silver Symbol challenge and a Gyarados in the Gold Symbol challenge.
%%* MsFanservice
* MulticoloredHair: Black and Red.
%%* NightmareFetishist
* PoisonousPerson: Using her signature Pokémon, Seviper.
* PunnyName: '''Luc'''y tests '''luc'''k.
%%* RapunzelHair
%%* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Not evil, but quite narcissistic. The anime shows her as pretty friendly.
* RuleOfThree: To get through the Pike, you have to choose one of three doors, with each door having a random challenge.
* SmugSnake: Snakes being her theme, and she's quite full of herself too:
-->'''Lucy''': ''I am Lucy...I am the law here...For I am the Pike Queen...''
* SnakesAreSexy: Evident from her looks and serpentine Pokémon theme.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit is made to be as revealing as possible and she is made to be as sexy as possible.
* StatuesqueStunner: She is noticeably taller than most other people in her anime and manga depictions.
* UncattyResemblance: To her Seviper.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her Seviper. It is used in both of her matches, and it's the inspiration for both her design and her facility.

!!Palace Maven Spenser (Palace Guardian Ukon)

When defeated, he awards the Spirits Symbol.
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassBoast
* BatOutOfHell: His Crobat, in his first fight.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* EyesAlwaysShut
* FashionableAsymmetry: His robe and staff direct more attention to his left.
* TheGlovesComeOff: Like Lucy, he switches from a StandardStatusEffect strategy in his first fight to better emphasize pure offense in the second. He trades his Crobat with Toxic and Confuse Ray for an Arcanine with Extreme Speed and Overheat; his Slaking retains Earthquake and Shadow Ball, but trades Swagger and Brick Break for Yawn and ''Hyper Beam''; and he replaces his Lapras (who only had Ice Beam as a standard attack, with Horn Drill as an alternate offensive) with Suicune (who has Blizzard, Surf, and Bite, backed up with Calm Mind).
* HiddenDepths: When he first appears, he presents himself as a LargeHam OldMaster. After losing though, he [[BoisterousBruiser bursts out laughing]] and apologizes "for trying that stunt." The assistant who attends the player in the palace actually wishes he would maintain his facade of distinguished authority. Spenser doesn't bother with the Old Master bluster in the match for the Gold Emblem, and the assistant starts wishing he would maintain at least "a certain level of decorum".
%%* HotBlooded
* LuckBasedMission: Not as emphatically as the Battle Pike, but the Battle Palace requires the player to relinquish all control of their Pokemon in combat.
* MakingASplash: Lapras in his first fight and Suicune in his second.
* MeaningfulName: '''Sp'''enser judges '''sp'''irit.
* NonElemental: Slaking, [[WeaponOfChoice who appears in both fights]].
* OlympusMons: His Suicune, again.
* OneHitKill: Lapras is packing Horn Drill.
* PlayingWithFire: Arcanine, his lead for the second fight.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: The primary focus of his facility. The first Pokemon he fields is his Crobat, even.
* RedBaron: The Palace Maven.
* RuleOfSymbolism: He's preceded by an Azurill and a Dusclops whenever he appears. Birth and Death.
* TronLines: The patterns on his cane mimic those of Kyogre's VolcanicVeins.
* TrueCompanions: He refers to his Pokemon as his brethren.
* WeaponOfChoice: Uses [[LightningBruiser Slaking]] in both matches.

!!Pyramid King Brandon (Pyramid King Jindai)

When defeated in battle, he'll praise the grandeur of the match and hand over the Brave Symbol.
* AdventureArchaeologist: His motif.
* BadassCrew: Two whole sets of OlympusMons, as a testimony to his Adventure Archaeology.
%%* BlowYouAway
%%* BigOlEyebrows
* DishingOutDirt: Regirock.
* DroughtLevelOfDoom: The gimmick of the Battle Pyramid, mixed with TheMaze and BlackoutBasement.
* ExtraOreDinary: Registeel.
* FireIceLightning: All three legendary birds of Kanto are here.
%%* GeniusBruiser
* {{Golem}}: His first battle uses the Regi-trio.
* HairColorDissonance: It's hard to tell whether it's green or brown.
* HighAltitudeBattle: It's hard to keep in mind given normal battle staging, but Brandon and the Player Character duel ''[[RuleOfCool on the peak of a pyramid]]''.
* AnIcePerson: Regice
* TheLeader: In anime canon, he's treated as the foremost Frontier Brain.
* LargeHam: More of the Grand Speech type than the loud and in-your-face type, but he qualifies. The general setting of the Battle Pyramid certainly helps.
* OlympusMons: He always uses a legendary trio: the Regi trio in the first match and the bird trio in the second.
* OneSteveLimit: Almost with ''Brendan'', the male protagonist of the game.
* PerpetualFrowner: He has been known to laugh, however.
* RedBaron: Pyramid King.
* ThemeNaming: '''Bra'''ndon is the Brain of '''bra'''very.

!!Salon Maiden Anabel (Tower Tycoon Lila)
[[caption-width-right:194:[[labelnote:Click here to see her in Pokemon SM]]]][[/labelnote]]

When defeated, she awards the Ability Symbol onto the Frontier Pass.
* AscendedExtra: Returns in ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' as Looker's boss and head of the Ultra Beast division of the International Police. [[spoiler: She's also from a different dimension, and is implied to have fallen into the Sun and Moon dimension from the Emerald one by being caught in an Ultra Wormhole.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: Sports a rather nifty fitted suit in ''Sun and Moon''.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: In ''Emerald'' she could actually pass for a pretty boy due to her androgynous appearance.
%%* {{Bokukko}}
* BrutalHonesty: She mentions that she's been hearing rumors about the player when first introducing herself, and then informs them that none of said rumors are attractive.
* TheBusCameBack: Returns after over a decade of absence in ''Sun and Moon'', all the more surprising as the Battle Frontier itself didn't return in the actual remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire''. [[spoiler: Her return is more complicated than it initially appears as well.]]
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Although most Frontier Brains and even other trainers can be this, she takes this trope UpToEleven due to the nature of the Battle Tower itself making most unprepared trainers ''[[MeaningfulName unable]]'' to defeat her facility. It's probably why she's the leader.
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Videogame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'', her role is reduced to a single cameo in Poni Plains, as well as a selectable partner in the Battle Tree.
* GoodIsNotNice: While otherwise a decent person, she apparently tells losing trainers that they have no talent, and when ''she'' loses, she's fond of creepy laughter ("Fufufufufufu....")
* HumanAliens: [[spoiler:In the extra-dimensional sense, not extraterrestrial, having become a "Faller" into the universe that ''Sun and Moon'' takes place in.]]
* IdiotHair: Of the mischievous-type, considering that she's [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard a big cheater]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: You thought Tucker's Latias was a threat? She has the Latios to match! It has both Psychic and Dragon Claw for STAB, supported with Calm Mind and Recover. [[spoiler:She keeps it for the Battle Tree in ''Sun and Moon'', and it can Mega Evolve too!]]
* LargeHam: A prominent aversion, even in comparison to Lucy, who was known to give a cold BadassBoast. Anabel doesn't waste time boasting or making speeches like the others. She just wants to see your talent.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:When Nanu and Looker found her ten years before ''Sun and Moon'', all she could remember was her name, that she was from Hoenn, and that she had a tower she had to protect. Despite this, she was still able to quickly climb the ranks in the International Police until she became Looker's boss.]]
* TheLeader:
** Implied by virtue of the fact that the Battle Tower is the pre-eminent facility of the Frontier, dedicated to pure combat and not colored by gimmicks like the others.
** In ''Sun and Moon'' she's the head of the International Police's Ultra Beast division.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The original version of the Frontier Brain battle theme from ''Emerald'' plays in ''Sun and Moon'' [[spoiler: during battles against her in the Battle Tree]], GBA trumpets and all. This was likely intentional instead of using the remastered version from the Hoenn remakes as [[spoiler:this Anabel is from the original ''Emerald'' timeline as opposed to the current one.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Young as she is, she's still a powerful Frontier Brain; and is even ''more'' powerful in ''Sun and Moon''.
* TheMenInBlack: [[spoiler:Wears a suit, is part of a secret group in the government, meets with you clandestinely in hotel rooms, deals with aliens, etc.]]
* NonElemental: Her WeaponOfChoice is to field Snorlax, literally her best for last (and this alongside her legendary Pokemon, too). In the first fight it's packing Belly Drum and Body Slam, so try to hold out for it. In the second fight, it's a full on ''Curselax'' that brings Return and a Rest-Chesto Berry combo to the party. [[spoiler:She still has it on her team in ''Sun and Moon'', both when you fight her as a test during the Ultra Beast plot and in the Battle Tree as a BonusBoss]].
* NonIndicativeName: The ''Salon'' in Salon Maiden actually refers to the Battle Salon, the room in the tower where you can meet and choose a partner for Multi Battles. Her title is unique in not referring directly to the facility she heads (this is averted in the original Japanese, where she's the Tower Tycoon).
* OlympusMons: She uses Entei, Raikou, ''and'' Latios![[hottip:*:Which completes the full complement of legendary Pokemon allowable in the Battle Frontier - Tucker has Latias, Spenser has Suicune of the Legendary Beasts, she has the remainder of those two sets, and Brandon has complete sets of the Regis and the Legendary Birds.]] [[spoiler: All three return on her Battle Tree team in ''Sun and Moon''; Latios can now use Mega Evolution.]]
* PlayingWithFire: The Entei she fields in her first fight in ''Emerald''.
* PsychicPowers: She leads with an Alakazam in her first fight in ''Emerald''. Beware: it's a FireIceLightning punch-sweeper... but it lacks any [=STAB=] moves.
* PunnyName:
** '''A'''na'''b'''e'''l''' represents '''ab'''i'''l'''ity. In German, this name is a reference to ''anlage'', "asset" in English.
** In the original Japanese, Lila is a reference to Lilac, the general color of her design.
* PuppetKing: [[spoiler:It's implied her role as head of the Ultra Beast division is merely to be used as bait to draw out the Ultra Beasts, who are naturally drawn to Fallers like Anabel.]]
* TheQuietOne: Anabel is actually the most soft-spoken of the Frontier Brains. She grows out of it by ''Sun and Moon'', but she still manages to be rather mellow, especially in comparison to Looker.
* RapunzelHair: [[spoiler:In ''Sun and Moon'', she has grown a ponytail that reaches down to her waist.]]
* RedBaron: The Salon Maiden.
* ShockAndAwe: She leads with a Raikou in her second fight in ''Emerald''; however, it's a bit of a step down from Alakazam, since it only has Thunderbolt in terms of offense.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:She has a Key Stone and is able to use Mega Evolution in the Battle Tree]].
* SpiritedCompetitor: It's implied in the moments before her second fight that she's been very bored without a fight to look forward to.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Emerald'', she was already awesome enough due to being a very powerful member of the Battle Frontier. In ''Sun and Moon''? [[spoiler: Her job is protecting the world from extremely dangerous interdimensional {{Eldritch Abomination}}s!]]
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler: In ''Sun and Moon'', she is revealed to be from an alternate version of Hoenn (heavily implied to be the Emerald version of Hoenn due to her battle theme using the original GBA soundfont from that game, even though a remastered version was already made for ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire''). She stays in the current dimension due to her LaserGuidedAmnesia causing her to forget most of her past life, but she still has a pretty important role to play in this world as the head of the Ultra Beast Taskforce.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Uses [[MightyGlacier Snorlax]] in both matches in ''Emerald''. [[spoiler:It returns on her team in ''Sun and Moon'', both during the Ultra Beast quest and the Battle Tree.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lilac purple hair, to be more exact.

[[folder:Sinnoh & Johto Battle Frontiers]]
!!Tower Tycoon Palmer (Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu)

He will award you with the Tower Print upon defeat.
* BadassLongcoat: He wears a coat that reaches his knees.
* CrashIntoHello: Like Barry, he also crashes into people a lot.
* GenerationXerox: His son takes a lot after him, and there's the fact that he and the player's father became trainers the exact same way the player and Barry did.
%%* HotBlooded
* OlympusMons: Uses a full team of legendaries the second time around. Heatran, Cresselia, and Regigigas.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Is always in a hurry just like his son Barry.
%%* SpikyHair
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks like an older version of his son Barry.

!!Castle Valet Darach (Castle Butler Kokuran)

He will award you with the Castle Print upon defeat.
* BattleButler
* BodyguardCrush: A minor character in the Battle Castle mentions that Darach has feelings for Caitlin, but doesn't show it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Ever since Caitlin became part of the Unova Elite Four there has been no word of what has happened to him.
** Subverted as of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', where he's mentioned.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: His Empoleon.
* GlobalCurrencyException: Castle Points instead of the usual Pokémon Dollars or even Battle Points.
* FightingYourFriend: Fighting against Darach - he aids you in the Castle immensely until you reach the end of the third consecutive set of battles, in which you must fight him.
%%* SharpDressedMan
%%* SkunkStripe
* WeaponOfChoice: His Empoleon, again.

!!Hall Matron Argenta (Stage Madonna Kate)

She will award you with the Hall Print upon defeat.
* CoolOldLady: One of the few notable female characters who is likely over 50.
* CoolShades: She has a pair of sunglasses that she rests on her head.
* ConfusionFu: Will use any Pokémon, provided it's on the same level as your own.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted; she is a very strong Trainer, but she's not evil.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is purple.

!!Factory Head Thorton (Factory Head Neziki)

He will award you with the Factory Print upon defeat.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Claims to have a device that calculates one's whole strategy.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Green.
* ConfusionFu: Like Argenta, he will use any three Pokémon that can be used in his facility. At least you'll get some hints beforehand, though.
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* NiceHat: Or maybe it's his hair...
%%* ShorterMeansSmarter

!!Arcade Star Dahlia (Roulette Goddess Dahlia)

She will award you with the Arcade Print upon defeat.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Implied to be Latina as her name comes from a flower native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ups this up by having her speak GratuitousSpanish.
* AnimalMotif: All Pokemon from the Gold Print challenge on her team are related to birds.
* BareYourMidriff: The first Pokemon girl to have her belly button pierced.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Meta example. She uses Dawn's catchphrase from the Pokemon anime, "No need to worry".
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Yellow.
* DanceBattler: She loves to dance.
%%* GenkiGirl
* LuckBasedMission: The arcade boards are a mild version of this, especially if you have bad timing, as in the very least you can't control what will show up on it.
* MsFanservice: Especially when she's dancing.


[[folder:Unova Battle Facilities]]
!Emmet (Kudari) and Ingo (Nobori) (Subway Bosses)
[[caption-width-right:350:Emmet is the one on the left in white and Ingo is the one on the right in black.]]

Ingo is the Subway Boss of the Single and Super Single Trains, while Emmet is the Subway Boss of the Double and Super Double Trains. The two team up for a Multi Battle on the Multi and Super Multi Trains.
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* CreepyTwins
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DualBoss: On the Multi and Super Multi Lines.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: In both their official artwork and sprites.
%%* GoNagaiSideburns
%%* GrayEyes: Both of them.
* NiceHat: They both wear snazzy conductor's caps.
* PerpetualFrowner: Ingo.
* PerpetualSmiler: Emmet.
* SiblingYinYang: Seems to be the intention -- Ingo is frowning in his official art, whereas Emmet is smiling. Ingo dresses with a black theme, and Emmet wears lots of white.
* StepfordSmiler: At least Emmet. Though there's something odd about them that makes them both feel like Stepford Brothers.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: In the games, Emmet speaks almost entirely in passive voice, whereas Ingo's manner of speaking is too formal.
-->'''Ingo:''' Thank you for riding the Battle Subway today. I am the Subway Boss Ingo. I will choose the next destination based on your talent. Do you understand Pokémon well? Can you hold on to your principle? Will you go on to victory or defeat? All aboard!
-->'''Emmet:''' I am Emmet. I am a Subway Boss. I like Double Battles. I like combinations of two Pokémon. And I like winning more than anything else. So let's start a great battle in which every Pokémon uses various moves.
* TagTeamTwins: They team up to fight you on the Multi and Super Multi Lines. They also seem to share Pokémon, as the ones used by Ingo on the Single/Super Single Line also appear on Emmet's team in the Double/Super Double Line.
* ThemeTwinNaming: For the Japanese names, Nobori comes from "nobori-sen" (in-bound line) and Kudari comes from "kudari-sen" (out-bound line). In the English localization, Ingo comes from "''in-go''ing line" and Emmet comes from "emit" (again, out-bound). Both of these tie into their train motif.
* VerbalTic
--> ''"I am Emmet."''
* WeWillMeetAgain: Their only real dialog to the player sounds like this, along with WeMeetAgain.

!!Benga (Banjirou)

The grandson of Champion Alder whom the player may only fight if they manage to reach the top/bottom of Black Tower/White Treehollow.
* AnimeHair: Just like his dear ol' grandpa.
* BadassAdorable: A wild looking boy with CuteLittleFangs. [[spoiler:He's also the highest leveled trainer in the game.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: He and Iris never meet, but they are surprisingly identical in most aspects. Both have grandpas of sorts who have/had important jobs with the Unova League, both like to use pseudo-Legendaries that are close to dragons in some ways, and both are [[WildChild wild children]] who can understand the feelings of Pokémon.
* BonusBoss: He can be fought in Black Skyscraper or White Tree Hollow, depending on whether you have Black City or White Forest.
* BraggingRightsReward: Defeating him for the first time at the BonusDungeon makes him give you a [[spoiler:Shiny Gible or Dratini with a free Exp. Share]].
* TheEmpath: Implied to be this.
%%* FieryRedhead
* GenerationXerox: Like Alder [[AnimeHair (and his hair)]], Benga owns a Volcarona.
%%* HotBlooded
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Uses a Garchomp (Black Tower) or Dragonite (White Treehollow) along with [[spoiler: Latios or Latias]].
* ItWasAGift: After defeating him for the first time, he will award you with a shiny Gible or shiny Dratini in Flocessy Town.
%%* {{Keet}}
* OlympusMons: [[spoiler:Has a Latios (Black City) or Latias (White Forest).]]
* WeaponOfChoice: His ace is a Volcarona, just like grandpa.
%%* WildChild
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Looks like a rebel, but he's just like a boy version of Iris who comprehends the values of Pokémon. Fitting, as he himself owns Dragon-types mostly.

[[folder:Kalos Battle Maison]]

!!Tropes the Battle Chatelaines share in common:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Zigzagged in the Japanese version. Each supposed to begin with the letter 'L', but by katakana, they start with either 'ra' or 'ru'.
* BadassFamily: All four are related and hold top positions in the Battle Maison. When you fight them at the 49th/50th streak, each one sports ''[[SNKBoss legendaries]]''.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Their dresses, hats, hair and eyes are all the same colors; Nita is Orange and Yellow, Evelyn is Blue, Dana is Pink, and Morgan is a Green-Blue.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* DualBoss: When you pick Multi Battles, two of the four sisters will eventually battle you at a time.
* ExpressiveAccessory: Their gloves. Not because they move, but because their lengths correspond with the sisters' ages, starting from youngest sister Nita (whose gloves stop at the wrist) up to oldest sister Morgan (who gloves stop at her shoulders).
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Nita (sanguine), Evelyn (melancholic), Dana (choleric), Morgan (phlegmatic).
* GratuitousFrench: In the Japanese version, their names are all in French.
* LargeHam: [[ShrinkingViolet Evelyn aside]], let's just say the sisters are very bombastic.
* LittleMissBadass: They're all extremely talented trainers.
* NiceHat: All of them wear top hats as part of their outfits.
* {{Oireland}}: Their dialogue and the expressions they use strongly suggest that they speak with Irish accents. In Evelyn's case, it's much more subdued.
* OlympusMons: Battle each of them the second time, and they use a set of legendary trio. For Dana, she uses two sets. For Evelyn and Morgan, they each use Latios and Latias together with their trios respectively.
* PimpedOutDress: Brightly colored, striped ones with gigantic hoop skirts.
%%* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ShesGotLegs: Compliments of their {{Showgirl Skirt}}s, all them have shapely legs on full display (tights notwithstanding).
%%* ShowgirlSkirt
* TemporalThemeNaming: Their names in both the Japanese and English versions are based on different parts of the day.

!! Nita (Lanuit)
The Chatelaine of the Single Battle Challenge. She is the youngest of Battle Chatelaine sisters.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: She is the youngest of her sisters, and often receives a scolding from Morgan for being too cheeky with guests.
* BoisterousBruiser: Morgan and Dana scold her for it if you face either of them together with her, especially when you win.
* CavalierCompetitor: She cares more about fun than strategy in a battle. According to her, "All a battle has to be is cracking good fun!"
%%* GenkiGirl
* {{Irony}}: Wears bright colors for someone whose TemporalThemeNaming is based on night.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name literally means night in French.
** Her English name also sounds like night.
* OlympusMons: Uses Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus when you battle her on the Super Singles.
* SoreLoser: She gets upset when you beat her in a Super Multi Battle with Morgan.
-->'''Nita:''' No, no, no! How could I-- This is terrible altogether! How could you do this to me, you wee, rotten Trainers?! Do ye not even know what Morgan'll do to me now?!

!! Evelyn (Lesoir)
The Chatelaine of the Double Battle Challenge, and one of the two Chatelaines of the Multi Battle Challenge. The second youngest of Battle Chatelaine sisters.
* BlackSheep: The only one of the sisters who isn't a bombastic ham. Her accent is also much more subdued.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Subverted. Her Entei knows Sacred Fire, Ho-Oh's SecretArt. However, this is, in fact, a hint that you can teach your own Entei such a move starting in Gen VI![[note]]Learns move at Level 1, teachable via Move Relearner[[/note]] Until Poke Bank was released in December 2013 (about 3 months after X and Y's release) and Entei could be transferred for confirmation, not even [[GuideDangIt guides]] could reveal whether Entei can learn Sacred Fire and how. As the result, Evelyn was thought to have an illegal Pokemon.
* CowardlyLion: Despite being a ShrinkingViolet, she is the head of the Double Battle area of the Maison ''for a good reason''.
* DualBoss: In addition to any one of her sisters in the Multi Battle Challenge, she is also this by herself in the Double Battle Challenge, since it's a [[CaptainObvious double battle]].
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: When paired up with Dana on the Multi battles, she remarks she doesn't look highly on her skills at Double Battles, and even begs you not to challenge Double Battles when you win.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name literally means evening in French.
** Her English name also sounds like evening.
* OlympusMons: Uses Entei, Raikou, Suicune, and Latios on your battle with her on the Super Doubles.
* ShrinkingViolet: Immensely so. If you beat her in the Multi Battle Challenge, she even encourages you NOT to take the Double Battle Challenge to make sure it doesn't sound like she's agreeing with Dana's boasting of her (Evelyn's) skill.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: The sister with blue hair turns out to be the ShrinkingViolet. Go figure.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!! Dana (Lajournee)
The Chatelaine of the Triple Battle Challenge, and the other Chatelaine of the Multi Battle Challenge. The second eldest of Battle Chatelaine sisters.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* BrutalHonesty
* HotBlooded: Is this among the sisters. Add in the hammiest and it gets really noticeable. Which goes with her color, pink
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name literally means day in French (as in daytime).
** Her English name also sounds like day.
* OlympusMons: Like Pyramid King Brandon, she uses the Legendary Birds ''and'' Golems on your next battle with her on the Super Triples.
* OperaGloves: They go pass her elbows. While her previous sisters wear gloves too, neither of them go past the elbows.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has pink hair.

!! Morgan (Lematin)
The Chatelaine of the Rotation Battle Challenge. She is the eldest of Battle Chatelaine sisters.
* AnimeHair: All four of them have pretty funky hair, but Morgan's takes the cake.
* CoolBigSis: Gives off this vibe towards her other sisters. Of course, she doesn't like it when Nita gets a bit verbal when they battle together in the Multi battles, and gives her a scolding.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her Japanese name literally means morning in French.
** Her English name also sounds like morning, and is one letter off from the German word for morning.
* OlympusMons: When you fight her on 50th battle on the Super Rotation lines, she sports Cobalion, Virizion, Terrakion, and Latias.
* OperaGloves: But this time, they end just below her shoulders.
%%* TheStoic: Downplayed.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has green hair.

[[folder:Alola Battle Tree]]
!! Red

The protagonist of the Kanto games. He makes a return in ''Sun and Moon'' as the head of the Single Battle challenge. In the Multi Battle challenge, he and Blue are fought together.

For more information, refer to Characters/PokemonProtagonistsAndRivals.

!! Blue

The main rival of the Kanto games. He makes a return in ''Sun and Moon'' as the head of the Double Battle challenge. In the Multi Battle challenge, he and Red are fought together.

For more information, refer to Characters/PokemonProtagonistsAndRivals.