This is a character sheet for ''Videogame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers of Time/Darkness/Sky''.

'''Note:''' Due to a PlotTwist approximately halfway through the game that isn't possible to completely hide with spoiler tags, there are {{Administrivia/Self Fulfilling Spoiler}}s here. As such, '''all spoilers are unmarked'''. You have been warned.
%% De-spoiling of trope names is complete from Sableye to Darkrai. Anything before Sableye may not conform to the modern spoiler policy.


[[folder:The Protagonists]]
A human who wakes up on the shore to find they have been [[BalefulPolymorph mysteriously transformed]] into [[CursedWithAwesome a Pokemon]], with no memory of how or why... or [[LaserGuidedAmnesia much of anything]] beyond [[HelloInsertNameHere their own name]]. As if that wasn't strange enough, they quickly learn that they ''also'' possess a strange power that gives them brief visions of various events... It's revealed at the end of the game that the one responsible for the hero's transformation and memory loss was Darkrai.
* AmnesiacHero: Just like in the last game, the player character is amnesiac.
* AudienceSurrogate
* BackFromTheDead: Dialga returns them from non-existence after the future they were born in vanishes thanks to changing the past.
* BalefulPolymorph: The reason for the player's transformation into a Pokemon is only revealed late in the postgame, when Darkrai reveals how he attacked (and nearly killed) them during the TimeTravel.
* CursedWithAwesome
* DespairEventHorizon: Comes ''very'' close to crossing it during Darkrai's nightmare and giving into the promise of a world of darkness.
* DisappearsIntoLight: When they vanish from existence after changing the past.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Their complete lack of familiarity with the customs of the present is a combination of this and their lost memories.
* FutureBadass: In the present, they're just an apprentice explorer. In the future, they, along with Grovyle and Celebi, fought to figure out how to prevent the collapse of Temporal Tower and save the world.
* HelloInsertNameHere
* HeroicMime: Similar to ''Red and Blue Rescue Team'', the player is privy to their own InnerMonologue, but aside from responses to dialogue trees, has no scripted dialogue of their own; whenever the player says something, it's a nearby NPC who responds and parrots it to the audience. While there are a few dialogue points that are seemingly meant to be out loud, they are still in parenthesis, meaning it was technically in their head.
** The player does, however, get to speak some actual dialogue during the game's ending, when they say good-bye to the partner right before disappearing from time. They also announce the species of the visiting pokemon during the Sentry MiniGame.
** After completing the game, if the player is present on the active team but not the designated leader, talking to them in a dungeon yields only VisibleSilence instead of the randomly-chosen responses associated with other Mons.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: They lost all their memories when their journey to the past was violently disrupted.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: The "Dimensional Scream".
* StandardizedLeader
* TerminatorTwosome: They and Grovyle were both sent back in time to prevent the BadFuture from developing. Dusknoir was sent back to prevent this.

!!The Partner
A young Pokemon who dreams of becoming a great explorer... but is too intimidated to join the local guild. After meeting the hero, they decide to try signing up as a team, reasoning that their new friend will help them learn how to be brave. They treasure a small rock with a strange design on it, which they named a 'Relic Fragment'; someday, they hope to discover just where it came from...
* BreakTheCutie: From the PlotTwist onwards. Your hero is a liar and works for the bad guy, you're stuck in a CrapsackWorld and about to be executed, you have no one to count on other than your best friend and a ''criminal'', and you have no idea of how to get home. And when you ''do'' get home, you only have a couple of days to save the world, several of your comrades have made {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s to get you this far, you have to fight a PhysicalGod, and, oh yeah, your best friend DisappearsIntoLight right in front of you. Is it any wonder they break down crying at the end?
** Everything Darkrai does to them ''after'' the main plot resolves.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts out as very timid and easily intimidated ClassicalAntiHero, but gradually grows over the course of their many adventures with the hero.
* ChekhovsGun: The Relic Fragment that they show the player character at the start of the game turns out to be the key to travelling to the Hidden Land much later on.
* TheChosenOne: Their Relic Fragment turns out to be proof that they're worthy to enter the Hidden Land.
* CowardlyLion: Can be literal in Sky if the player chooses [[PantheraAwesome Shinx]] as their species.
* CowardlySidekick: Though they develop into the above rather quickly once they decide to team up with the player character.
* {{Genki Girl}}[=/=]{{Keet}}: They're adorable and enthusiastic whatever gender they are.
* HeroWorshipper: They greatly admire Dusknoir and highly respect him. When they learn from Grovyle that Dusknoir is evil and wants them gone, they refuse to believe him at first even after Dusknoir nearly had them ''executed''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners[=/=]PlatonicLifePartners: With the hero, depending on the genders involved.
** ShipTease[=/=]GayOption: Well, they ''do'' play "mommy and daddy" to Manaphy with the hero.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Or at least tried to. It's not until the hero comes along that they actually succeed in joining the Guild and becoming an (apprentice) explorer.
* ParrotExposition: Primary provider thereof, as they echo whatever the hero [[HeroicMime 'says']].

A Pokémon who is trying to steal the Time Gears. He's a good guy and came from the future to try to prevent the planet's paralysis.
* AntiVillain: At least he [[ApologeticAttacker apologizes]] to Uxie and Mesprit when he takes the Time Gears. Subverted in that he was a good guy to begin with.
* DishingOutDirt: Knows the move Dig.
* EnemyMine: With Dusknoir in the special episode "In the Future of Darkness".
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Though he's believed to be a villain, he's actually trying to stop a BadFuture.
* HeroicSacrifice: His goal is to prevent the BadFuture, even if he'll suffer a RetGone.
* KirkSummation: Uses one on Dusknoir after falling for his trap in ''Sky''.
* MessiahCreep: He starts off as a villain willing to kill the Lake Guardians and the player Team even when it won't make a difference, then is gradually revealed as more heroic. In his episode, he's regarded as an idealist and manages to talk his opposite number into reforming.
* ObliviousToLove: It's implied he simply does not get that Celebi loves him. Celebi's Connection Orb mission in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon Super Mystery Dungeon]]'' involves her feigning being defeated so that Grovyle can pull a RescueRomance. She instead gets Grovyle to say she is strong enough to get past the dungeon alone.
* SkilledButNaive: He ends up getting pushed around by some Snorunt partway through the special episode in ''Explorers of Sky'' because he didn't pick up on their bad attitude soon enough. Dusknoir sees this and notes that Grovyle is unusually innocent at heart, and that this innocence is what prevents the BadFuture from corrupting him.
* TerminatorTwosome: He and the hero form a two-on-one variant, with Dusknoir opposing them.
* WideEyedIdealist: He's convinced that no one in the future is truly evil - they are either misguided or desperate due to the CrapsackWorld they live in. This comes to bite him a few times, where he was attacked when off-guard. [[spoiler: He's ultimately proven right, at least where Dusknoir and his Sableye are considered, but it is a ''very'' close call.]]

[[folder:Members of the Wigglytuff Guild]]
!!Guildmaster Wigglytuff
[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guildmaster of the Wigglytuff Guild]]. Relentlessly cheerful and upbeat, he hardly seems to fit his fearsome reputation... yet almost everyone deeply respects him.
* AllLovingHero: He thinks everyone is his friend.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Exteremely nice, trusting to the extreme, willing to lend a hand to litterally anyone... and can probably beat any of those people into the ground if they betray his trust.
** BewareTheSillyOnes: He's introduced as comic relief, with the wariness at provoking his temper seen as bizarre overkill until the "Perfect Apple Incident" and the latter beat-down of Team Skull.
* BerserkButton: Mess with his Perfect Apples and it won't end well for you.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens to him many times, but the worst is finding out that his trusted mentor Armaldo is a wanted outlaw.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He may be silly, but he is very skilled at battling and also can be pretty smart when the situation calls for it.
* CatchPhrase: "YOOM-TAH!" *flashflash*
* ChildProdigy: Lampshaded by Armaldo and the game ''itself''. Armaldo says he seems to be some kind of "exploration prodigy", while the special episode is titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Igglybuff the Prodigy]]. [[ForeShadowing Seeing what he is now]]...
* CloudCuckoolander: He's very easygoing and considers ''everyone'' his friend, including the ObviouslyEvil Team Skull and people he's never met before
* TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: More often than not.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The only one to figure out Ditto's deception in "Here Comes Team Charm!"
** Not to mention defeating Team Skull with ease.
** He's also the highest-leveled boss in the main game aside from the BigBad.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Igglybuff The Prodigy" in ''Explorers of Sky'' has you play as him. He is also a major character in "Here Comes Team Charm!", and has a [[BigDamnHeroes rather memorable scene]] in "Bidoof's Wish" as well.
* DitzyGenius[=/=]GeniusDitz: It's hard to tell whether his childish behavior is completely genuine or if it's at least partially to mess with people. In either case, he's can be ''startlingly'' perceptive about certain things relating to his area of expertise, able to see the solutions to traps and puzzles near instantly.
* EasilyImpressed: Despite his vast experience, he still becomes enamored by the simplest of things.
* EccentricMentor: He falls asleep during his own meetings, dances with his food, and sings and kids around constantly... but the player character and partner are proof that he sure does turn his apprentices into top-quality explorers.
* NiceGuy: He's sweet to everyone, and a good leader.
* HairTriggerTemper: [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]], with his temper being established before meeting him, only to find... ThePollyanna. But then [[UnstoppableRage The Perfect Apple Incident...]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Guildmaster Wigglytuff"
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He does not seem to be the part, but he sure is one of the smartest Pokemon in the ''Mystery Dungeon'' series, with deductive abilities that catch ''almost everyone'' off-guard. For example, the moment he looks at The Partner's rock, he figures out it has something to do with Brine Cave and Lapras.
* OddCouple: With Chatot, his much more normal right-hand bird.
* OneOfTheKids: His usual personality.
* PaperThinDisguise: As the "Grand Master of All Things Bad".
* ThePollyanna: As shown in his side-story in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Which apparently manifests as an actual power, especially in his side-story.
* StepfordSmiler: Invoked and Discussed by Chatot after the Perfect Apple incident.
-->'''Chatot:''' As you know, it's difficult to tell what our Guildmaster is thinking from his demeanor...but there's no doubt he must be seething with anger inside.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Perfect Apples.

Wigglytuff's right hand bird and head of intelligence, Chatot handles most of the day-to-day details of running the guild. Unfortunately, he has a tendency to grossly overestimate his own talents, and isn't as well-respected as he ''thinks'' he is...
* BadLiar: As shown in "Bidoof's Wish".
-->'''Chatot''': I...I will say one thing! I didn't rush out here because I was worried about you or anything! I...I just thought you might be deserting the Guild!
* BrutalHonesty: Especially evident during "Bidoof's Wish", where he tells Bidoof right to his face that he's horrified of how badly the rookie might mess up his first expedition.
* ButtMonkey: Let's see, he constantly bores the Guildmaster, he isn't nearly as respected as he thinks he is, and he's assaulted by Kabutops when trying to save Wigglytuff's life.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He saves the protagonist and their partner's lives from an ambush by Kabutops and Omastar, and even manages to hold his own in battle when you have him as a partner and when he fights against you during The Grandmaster Of All Things Bad fight.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wigglytuff.
* HistoryRepeats: Chatot is knocked unconscious during the fight with Kabutops by shielding someone. First it was Wigglytuff, then in the story itself it's the protagonists.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: When the player and partner try to join the Guild as an exploration team, Chatot's first reaction is to kick them out for being salespeople.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Best shown when he starts to chew out the player and partner over the infamous Perfect Apple incident again, but almost immediately stops and apologizes. And then there's his [[TakingTheBullet actions]] in Brine Cave... And also what he does to help Bidoof in Star Cave, by rounding up every member of the Guild to help out including the Guildmaster himself.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He describes himself as an "encyclopedia" of knowledge, and he ''is'' actually pretty knowledgeable about various legends and Pokemon (which is more or less your RequiredSecondaryPowers for being the guild's personal ExpositionFairy), but he is also ''really'' lacking in patience and basic common sense. Especially with never noticing how [[ObviouslyEvil obviously evil]] Team Skull was, and believing their word over the protagonists. Oddly enough, he's very perceptive and when he notices something's wrong with Bidoof, has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold the Guildmaster look into it so they can save him from an untimely ambush]].
* NumberTwo: To Wigglytuff.
* ParrotExposition: Secondary provider thereof; if the partner isn't recapping, chances are good Chatot's doing it instead.
* PointyHairedBoss
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: {{Justified|Trope}} as, in the ''Mystery Dungeon'' series, PokemonSpeak is understood as full sentences instead of just a group of sounds.
* PoorCommunicationKills: His tendency to jump to conclusions, such as when he first tried to turn the hero and partner away because he assumed they were door-to-door salesmons.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks of himself as the highly respected SmartGuy of the guild, while people actually just sort of put up with his bossiness because of Wigglytuff.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type 1. He starts off as a abrasive if well meaning right hand man to Wigglytuff, then he loses the player's respect after chewing the protagonists out during the infamous Perfect Apple Incident, then redeems himself by taking the attack for the protagonists.

A cheerful beaver Pokemon who's eager to please others. Before the newcomers arrived, he was the Guild's most recent recruit, and was having trouble adjusting. Things get better for him after your arrival, and he quickly befriends the team. While he can be a bit slow at times, he tries his hardest and dislikes the thought of giving up.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Bidoof's Wish" in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* BadLiar: He's not thinking about Star Cave, or anything, at all, no sirree!
* BigBrotherMentor: He tries his best to be one for the player and partner, though his own lack of experience means he doesn't do too well at it.
* ButtMonkey: Before your team comes along, he's pretty clumsy and always getting yelled at by Loudred and Chatot. He unknowingly even ruins the "surprise" of the Grandmaster of all things bad, much to Wigglytuff's annoyance.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: "Yup yup!" and "Oof!"
* ADayInTheLimelight: He's the focus character of the special episode "Bidoof's Wish".
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Gosh!", "Golly!", etc.
* TheLoad: Averted when he joins your team for the guild's expedition. You'd be forgiven for thinking that said long-awaited quest would be nothing but an over glorified EscortMission (especially if you'd read Sunflora's diary about how much of a novice he is when they explored), but in truth he can carry your whole team by knocking out everything in front of him with a surprisingly powerful Headbutt. [[TimedMission Played straight in the first special episode when Snover's hail slowly does more damage than he can heal, however. ]]
* TheMark: During his special episode, for Team Rogue.
* NaiveNewcomer[=/=]NewMeat: He's the newest recruit until the player and their partner show up, and he's still not very used to everything.
* NightmareRetardant: In an in-universe example, he accidentally ruins the whole "Grandmaster Of All Things Bad" setup. The Grandmaster tries to salvage it, without much success.
* TheUnfought: He doesn't participate in the Grand Master of All Things Bad battle, unlike the rest of the guild.

A playful and skilled apprentice who's always so excited she can't help ''screaming'' with anticipation! Gets along well with everyone... well, except for Loudred, anyway...

She's voiced by Creator/RachaelLillis in the dub.
* ActionGirl: She's a competent fighter and explorer in her own right.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: "Eek!" and especially "Oh my gosh!" Her special episode is named after the latter, and for a very good reason. [[note]]She says "Oh my gosh!" 29 times in said episode, excluding two seen in flashbacks and one single use of "gosh".[[/note]]
* BadassInDistress: During her special episode; {{Justified|Trope}} as she's stated to be very skilled, but goes on a solo mission with major type disadvantages against opponents who are fully aware of the type mismatch ''and'' skilled at luring others into ambushes.
* BigOMG: Her catchphrase.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Today's Oh My Gosh" in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* TheDeterminator: Despite being on the wrong end of ElementalRockPaperScissors during her DayInTheLimelight, Sunflora ''absolutely refuses'' to give up on her mission to capture "The Invincible Haunter".
* EyesAlwaysShut: Of the upturned, optimistic variety.
* GenkiGirl: She's always energetic and excited about something.
* IncendiaryExponent: During the boss fight at the end of "Today's "Oh My Gosh", oddly enough.
* ValleyGirl: Is totally this, oh my gosh.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She hates fire and has to battle Haunter in the boiling core of the hot springs.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B, towards Loudred.

A ''loud'' and short-tempered apprentice who tends to ''shout'' all the time, and serves as the guild's morning alarm clock. Because of this, he comes off as a bit... harsh. Also a bit of a braggart, he's convinced that he's the strongest of all the apprentices.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Explicitly acted out in Sunflora's Special Episode, right down to the "I'm not here because I ''care'' or anything" blatant lie when he comes to back her up.
* BigDamnHeroes: Arrives just in time to help Sunflora out during her mission to catch the Invincible Haunter. ''Twice'', even.
* IncendiaryExponent: Same as Sunflora during the boss fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He ''does'' mean well, deep down, even though he's kind of a jerk.
* [[NoIndoorVoice No INDOOR Voice]]: IS ''ALWAYS'' YELLING!
** Which IS, in its own WAY, his [[VerbalTic VERBAL tic]].
* SmallNameBigEgo
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A

The Wigglytuff Guild's lookout and Loudred's partner. Not nearly as brash or self-assured as his father or his partner.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: Subverted, he's one of the few apprentices to ''not'' have one.
* TheGenericGuy: Like Corphish, Diglett is one of the most "normal" of the guild members.
** OnlySaneMan: Especially when compared with, say, [[LargeHam his dad]] or [[NoIndoorVoice Loudred]].

Another apprentice, Corphish is one of the more sensible members of the guild.
* RecurringCharacter: The same Corphish (or possibly all talking Corphish say "Hey, hey!") has appeared in almost every game in the franchise since that features talking Pokemon. Such as, PokeParkWii2 and PokemonRumbleBlast.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: "Hey, hey!"
* TheGenericGuy: Perhaps the ''least'' quirky member of the whole guild. Doesn't help that most of his accomplishments get OvershadowedByAwesome.

This apprentice runs the Guild's Assembly, managing any recruits brought in by other apprentices and helping with team-building. Appears to have a crush on Wigglytuff.
* TheMedic: Acts as the guild's healer both on and off the field.
* OneeSama
* TeamChef: One of her jobs involves preparing the dinner for the Guild's members.
* TeamMom
* SilkHidingSteel

Diglett's father and a fellow apprentice. He also handles the updates for the Guild's Job Boards. Likes to spend his free time overlooking the vast sea.
* LargeHam: He tends to be rather melodramtic.
* LeeroyJenkins: In ''Bidoof's Wish'', his AI isn't programmed to take into account Bidoof's IQ skills or Treasure Bag. Due to this, he can accidentally one-hit-KO Bidoof with Earthquake. This also happens in the Grand Master of All Things Bad battle, with the exact same allies as the special episode, minus Bidoof. Apparently, he hasn't learned.
* MythologyGag: His deep, abiding love of the ocean may be a reference to a Diglett/Dugtrio father-son pair who played a minor role in ''Red/Blue Rescue Team'' and spent most of their time overlooking the sea. [[EpilepticTrees Assuming, of course, that]] [[WildMassGuessing there isn't something more to it...]]
* RoyalWe: His VerbalTic. Justified, as there are three of him.
* SmallNameBigEgo

An odd apprentice who keeps to himself and constantly laughs. This tends to unnerve the others, who aren't quite sure what to make of him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: While viewed as a bit strange, still [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch a rare example of a Poison-type who isn't treated as purely evil]] ''or'' having the "out" of [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute being half-Grass-type]].
* EvilLaugh: "Meh-heh-heh!"
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* TheStoic: Even at the worst of times, he never displays much emotion.
* WillfullyWeak: It's said that he's already skilled enough to graduate from the guild, but chooses not to because he doesn't want to leave his swap cauldron, which is permanently stuck to the floor of the guild's quarters.

[[folder:Other Exploration Teams]]
!!Team Skull
A trio of poison Pokemon who do [[AlwaysChaoticEvil nothing for their Type's bad reputation]]. The brutish Skuntank leads the team, while Koffing and Zubat are his sneering lackeys.
* BullyingADragon: Not only do they keep picking on the player and their partner even as they grow ever stronger, they even go after Wigglytuff at one point. Really bad idea.
* CombinationAttack: Skuntank and Koffing's "noxious gas special".
* DarkIsNotEvil: They're not outright evil, just really greedy and selfish.
* EvilLaugh / SignatureLaugh: Each member has a distinctive one:
--> Skuntank: "Chaw-haw-haw!"
--> Koffing: "Whoa-ho-ho!"
--> Zubat: "Heh-heh-heh."
* ForTheEvulz: Sometimes they're [[{{Greed}} looking for profit for minimal effort]], other times they're just picking on "weaklings".
* {{Gasshole}}: Skuntank and Koffing both qualify. They frequently team up to unleash their noxious gas combo on unsuspecting victims.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Team Skull"
* ObviouslyEvil: Sadly, Chatot is GenreBlind.
** DevilInPlainSight
* [[PoisonousPerson Poisonous Pokémon]]: All three of them have Poison as one of their types.
** PoisonIsEvil
* TerribleTrio: They show up at various points of the game to harass the player and partner.
* TheUnfought: While Zubat and Koffing act as the [[DualBoss the first bosses]], Skuntank prefers dirty tricks and running away, and the heroes never get to fight Skuntank. Except when they take a solid one upside the chin due to a combination of TheWorfEffect and the fact they're fighting the BonusBoss.
* WarmUpBoss: Koffing and Zubat are the first bosses in the game.
** DualBoss
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: They all disappear after Brine Cave, never to be seen or mentioned again. They reappear in ''Super Mystery Dungeon'', however, proving that they survived and escaped.

!!Team Charm
A famous trio of all-female explorers that appears primarily during the epilogue arc. Lopunny is the leader, traveling with her best friends Medicham and Gardevoir. Their exploits are well-known, and they have plenty of adoring fans.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Here Comes Team Charm!" in ''Explorers of Sky''.
* AmazonBrigade: A formidable, all-female group of fighters and explorers.
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Lopunny, Gardevoir, and Medicham respectively.
* [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Even The Girls Want Them]]: Among the guild members gushing over Team Charm, the female Sunflora and Chimecho were just as gushy as their fellow male guildmates (with the exception of Croagunk, who seems rather oblivious).
** The hero and/or partner would qualify if either/both of them are female.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially, the Pokemon versions of Film/CharliesAngels.
* {{Fan Boy}}s: Implied to make up the vast majority of their fan club. And the vast majority of your own guild.
* FightWoosh[=/=]BattleThemeMusic: They actually get their own during their Special Episode.
* GirlyBruiser: Lopunny
* {{Guest Star Party Member}}s: In one mission, you team up with/compete against them while exploring Aegis Cave.
* LadyOfWar: Gardevoir, the calmest and most graceful of the group.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Team Charm's Theme"
* ThePollyanna: Lopunny maintains a constant optimistic bliss regardless of the conflicts she and the team face.
* TownGirls: Lopunny is Femme, Medicham is Butch and Gardevoir is Neither.

!!Team AWD
An Arbok, Weavile and Drapion who are always searching for greater challenges and treasures. Lady Weavile is the team's no-nonsense leader.
* AscendedExtra: In the main game, their only purpose is to advertise the Zero Isle dungeons. They become plot relevant in ''Sky'''s Team Charm episode.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Double subverted in ''Sky'', where you're told that they're a team of ruffians that will hurt others in their attempts to get treasure... and then find out that the incident you were told of was a lie by the guardian of the area to get you two to fight each other and take enough damage that neither of you would find the cave's [[McGuffin treasure]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not even ''they'' will mess with a Time Gear.
* SssssnakeTalk: Arbok, but only in ''Sky''.

!!Team Ebony
A Shuppet and Murkrow. While both want to go searching for treasures, they can't seem to agree on what ''type'' they should target -- Murkrow wants to go after the shiniest treasures, while her partner Shuppet prefers rarity to sparkliness.
* DarkIsNotEvil: They've got no beef with anyone: they're both just explorers minding their own business.

!!Team Flame
As the name implies, a Fire-focused team; two of the three members, Ponyta and Camerupt, are Fire-types. The leader, Bellsprout, is a Grass-type, which means he's on the wrong side of ElementalRockPaperScissors. Despite this, he tries to be a good commander, and his teammates care deeply about him.
* OddFriendship: Between a pony with a mane and tail of flame, a camel made of magma, and... a small flower.
* KillItWithFire: Two of the three of them can, though they have to be careful not to burn their leader.

!!Team Glee
A cheerful team made up of Togepi, Ledyba and Politoed; they like bringing happiness to others.
* CheerfulChild: All of them have the personality of one, though Politoed is actually fully evolved.
* ForHappiness: Their main goal is make other people happy.
* {{Keet}}

!!Team Poochy
The three Poochyena Brothers make up this team of bounty hunters. They exclusively hunt criminals, preferably the ones with the best rewards and least difficulty.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Dark-types exclusively ''against'' "evil" outlaws, in fact!
* OnlyOneName
* SiblingTeam: A trio of brothers who take down bag guys.

!!Team Razor Wind
Zangoose, Sandslash and Scyther make up this team, which derives its name from their speed and razor-sharp claws. Notably appeared in the first anime special, and had a very brief cameo in the second.
* TheWorfEffect: Their {{Cameo}} in the first ''Time/Darkness'' anime adaptation was simply to demonstrate Wigglytuff's strength by having him whup their tails offscreen, as well as Gabite's by having him do the same.
* WorthyOpponent: Zangoose dreams of battling Team Charm. He also considers Sunflora to be one.

!!Team Rogue
A team that only appears in ''Sky''; considering that they're completely unashamed thieves and bullies... Bagon and Gligar are a pair to watch out for. And then there's their leader...
* [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bastard In Sheeps Clothing]]: Snover, who acts harmless but is actually the leader of the gang.
* TheCon: Pulls one on Bidoof, fooling him into trusting Snover and following him far enough way to be robbed.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Air of Unease"
* OhCrap: Their reaction when the rest of the guild shows up is ''priceless''.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Snover pulls one on Bidoof.

!!Team Seedgey
A Seedot and Pidgey duo; their team name is derived from both their names.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Their team name just smashes their names together.

!!Team Slacker
A Slowpoke and Slakoth who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aren't very interested in exploring]], so they tend to hang around the Guild and Treasure Town instead. Very easygoing.
* {{Dismotivation}}
* LampshadeHanging: They themselves constantly point out that they're not really sure why they made a rescue team since they're so lazy.
* TheSlacker: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].

!!Team Tasty
A happy-go-lucky Swellow and neurotic Wurmple, the latter of whom is utterly convinced that his partner will eat him if he ever gets hungry enough.
* BigEater: Swellow sure does talk about food a lot...
* CannotSpitItOut: Non-romantic version; Wurmple's too afraid to just ''tell'' Swellow why he's so jumpy and nervous all the time... And when he finally manages it, Swellow is promptly horrified at having scared him so much.
* CarnivoreConfusion: They're a large bird (Swellow) teaming up with a small insect (Wurmple); the implications of Swellow getting hungry aren't lost on Wurmple.
* EatTheDog: Wumple's greatest fear.
* OddFriendship
* PoorCommunicationKills: If Wurmple had just mentioned it to Swellow instead of dwelling on it, Swellow could have cleared up that he'd ''never'' eat his friend if he got hungry.

[[folder:Treasure Town Villagers]]
!!The Kecleon Brothers
A pair of Kecleon who run the local Item Shop. The green one handles regular items while the purple one specializes in [=TMs=] and Orbs. Always changing their inventory.
* BadassBystander: Should you provoke them in a DungeonShop, you'll find that they're ''level 49, with max stats and permanently at double speed''. Playing this trope more straight, it is possible under very rare circumstances for them to begin fighting the wild Pokemon alongside you, without actually joining your team, should a wild Pokemon use Explosion or some other attack that damages their goods.
* EasilyAngeredShopkeeper: They're friendly enough in Treasure Town, but when found running their {{Dungeon Shop}}s...
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Kecleon's Shop"
* OnlyOneName
* PaletteSwap: The purple kecleon.

A matronly Kangaskhan who takes care of the locals' Storage. Always has kind words for everyone, and calls others terms of endearment like 'dear' or 'sweetie'.
* TeamMom

Runs "Xatu Appraisal"; he uses his strange abilities to see into sealed chests ''before'' opening them (which he immediately does afterwards, as that's the service he offers). Speaks in an overly grandiose fashion.
* CatchPhrase: "Kwee- Kwee KWAH!...Kwah-'' '''HAH!!'' '''"
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Possibly, though it might just be the aestetics of his species' design.
* PsychicPowers: Can psychically tell what items the chests contain.
* TheStoic: Though he does seem to like Team Charm, much like most of the other male villagers.

The energetic owner of "Electivire Link Shop", where he teaches customers how to [[{{Combos}} link moves together]]. He can also help Pokemon remember any moves they've forgotten.
* GentleGiant: He looks intimidating, but he's really a nice guy.

Basically a babysitter-for-hire, Chansey will look after any eggs that others bring her, taking care of them until they hatch.
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Team Charm.
* TeamMom: Maybe not as much as Kangaskhan, but her job ''is'' to take care of eggs...

Teller of the "Duskull Bank", where Pokemon store any money they don't want to risk losing if an adventure goes horribly wrong.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's got a dark sense of humor, but he'd never short anyone who trusts him with his money.

The new head of the local Dojo, which was forced to close down for lack of customers some time ago. As such, he's almost painfully eager for any new customers to show up and start using the faculties. These courses aren't as harrowing or punishing as normal mystery dungeons (primarily in that there's no penalty for defeat), so they're great for training.
* LovableCoward: He has an obsessive fear of the hardest maze in his own dojo. To the point that he sealed it off.

!!Azurill and Marill
Two cute youngsters. Despite their youth, they're both very responsible and polite, running errands for their mother and staying out of trouble... or, at least, not actively ''looking'' for trouble.
* {{Adorably Precocious Child}}ren: After their mother fell ill, they took over most of the jobs in their household.
* BreakTheCutie: Azurill suffers two of these, first by Drowzee luring it into a trap, then by falling to one of Darkrai's nightmares.
* {{Cheerful Child}}ren: Their always in a good mood, as long as they're together.

!!Teddiursa and Ursaring
Usually found hanging out together, these two villagers are always ready to weigh in with their thoughts on the latest news. Teddiursa eventually chooses to evolve, making telling them apart a bit difficult.
* OnlyOneName: Becomes a minor issue after Teddiursa evolves.

This happy villager likes to go bouncing down the streets, always with a lilt in his voice and a (literal) spring in his step.
* {{Keet}}

Acts as the town barker; whenever a new business reopens, Vigoroth can be found running around town announcing this and pointing customers its way.
* {{Keet}}
* MrExposition: Explains Treasure Town's services to the player as they become available.

Opens a Cafe [[UpdatedRerelease in Sky which provides extra services]] and is all about "hopes and dreams~" Can be a bit... loopy at times, but he's good at mixing drinks, and gives others a place to run their own new businesses. How they ''stay'' in business is anyone's guess...
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Freely admits that he has NO IDEA how he's able to mix up miraculously good drinks sometimes, even adding that [[CentipedesDilemma he couldn't do it by actively TRYING]] to make a 'miracle drink'.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a successful owner and manager of his cafe, despite his... oddities.
* CatchPhrase: "Hopes and dreams..."
* CloudCuckoolander
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: While he can't control when it happens, Spinda will always sense whenever the drink he's just created is special somehow and warn the customer.

!!Wynaut and Wobbuffet
These two help Spinda by running the Recycling Station, which doubles as the Lottery and the heart of 'Project P'.
* CannotSpitItOut: While normally Wobbuffet responds to Wynaut's questions about whether or not a given ticket is a winner, sometimes she goes very quiet. This can signify that it's a big win... or that she's just reluctant to admit it didn't win anyway.
* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Wynaut to Wobbuffet.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: As a female, Wobbuffet wears lipstick.
* VerbalTic: Wynaut tends to phrase things in a way that he can ask "why not" or "is it not?" Wobbuffet, meanwhile, hardly says anything other than "That's right!" or announcing what color you just picked.

[[folder:Villains ('''SPOILERS''')]]
A thief who kidnaps Azurill to help himi get the rumored treasure of Mt. Birstle.
* TheAtoner: After Azurill is trapped in nightmares, he goes to free him to make up for his past crimes against him.
* ButNowIMustGo: He takes off for parts unknown soon after the player and partner beat Darkrai.
* ChekhovsGunman: He becomes much more important during the post-game story, helping you when Azurill gets trapped in a nightmare.
* HeelFaceTurn: Gives up his career as a criminal after he's beaten.
* KnightOfCerebus
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to a complete 180-degree change in personality.

A very wise explorer who rose to stardom overnight. Despite this, he's very humble and willing to help even the smallest Pokemon. He's from the future, where he's Primal Dialga's right-hand Ghost-type.
* TheAce: At first: his knowledge from his studies of the past allows him to be an extremely effective explorer.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pokemon]]: Knows the move Ice Punch.
* BecomingTheMask: In the extended story; his team-up with Grovyle, while initially just a ruse, eventually causes him to join his cause for real.
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: Twice, he comes to rescue the player and partner. Once on Amps Plains, once for Grovyle.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[ZigZaggingTrope ZigZagged]]. He is introduced as heroic, but is then revealed to be villainous. In the fifth Special Episode, he seemingly pulls a HeelFaceTurn, only for it to have been fake all along, but then he pulls a ''real'' HeelFaceTurn right then and there, which sticks.
* TheDragon: To Primal Dialga.
* EvilLaugh: Hoo hoo ha!
* GrandTheftMe: His last resort plan in Sky's extended story is to take over Grovyle's body.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Appears to be good at first, but then reveals he's Primal Dialga's right hand man. Then in the special episode in Explorers of the Sky, he comes to a truce with Grovyle only to reveal later that he faked betraying Primal Dialga. Shortly afterward, he finally settles on a side, and makes a genuine HeelFaceTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Power of Darkness" as well as his own boss theme, "Battle Against Dusknoir".
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Part of his motivation is his loyalty to Primal Dialga.
* TheMole: He at first seems like an ally, but was actually working to preserve the world of darkness and capture the player.
* PetTheDog: Coming to the party's rescue in Amp Plains becomes this in hindsight, as as far as he knew at the time, the player and partner's well-being were inconsequential to his mission. Then again, he may have done it just to keep up appearances.
* PragmaticVillainy: Dusknoir's speech after being defeated at the Hidden Highlands heavily implies that all his motivation for evil stems from fear of death; as his existence is tied to the BadFuture, he will go to any lengths to keep history on its negative course. Sky version's final Special Episode confirms this to be the case in a heart-to-heart with Grovyle, and also has him overcome it and become NotAfraidToDie.
* PsychoticSmirk: Subtle but when he is told the Player's name, he can be seen smirking in his portrait. The Player character spotted this but dismissed it as an imagination.
-->'''Dusknoir:''' I see! You're named [ [[HelloInsertNameHere player]] ]!
-->'''Partner:''' ? Does that name sound familiar, Dusknoir sir?
-->'''Dusknoir:''' ... -looks to the side- No. -portrait shows a smirk in his eye- That name is unfamiliar to me.
-->'''Player:''' ! ([[InternalMonologue Did I just see...The faintest?]] [[LampshadeHanging Did Dusknoir just do the faintest of smiles...? Or did I imagine that...?]])
* TerminatorTwosome: He's the Terminator to the hero and Grovyle's Kyle Reese.
* TimePolice: Revealed fairly early compared to his other reveals to be sent from the future to protect it from someone else changing it in the past. The trouble is that the future he's trying to protect isn't one that those in the present would want.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Despite being TheDragon to Primal Dialga, he fools everyone into thinking he's good.

A pack of six pokemon who assist Dusknoir in the capture of Grovyle.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Initially, though Dusknoir's HeelFaceRevolvingDoor places them as DarkIsEvil whenever he's opposing TheHero.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Their first act of defiance against Primal Dialga is to claw at him. More like a failed attempt at [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punching him out]], but distracts him long enough to work.
* EvilLaugh: "Weh heh heh heh!"
* ExtremeDoormat: They do Dusknoir and Primal Dialga's dirty work out of cowardice and pressure, but finally grow a spine and defect along with Dusknoir.
* HeelFaceTurn: Which graduates into HeelFaceRevolvingDoor in Special Episode 5.
* OnlyOneName: As is usual for the series.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RecurringBoss
* TrueCompanions: To Dusknoir.
** UndyingLoyalty: They're even willing to fight Primal Dialga for him.

A being composed of 108 fused spirits.
* LargeHam: At times, especially given the emphasis it puts on random words.
* OneHundredEight: An antagonistic group of 108 ghosts crammed together.
* OrificeInvasion: Toward Grovyle and later Celebi.
* RoyalWe: Justified since it's made of 108 spirits.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Decides to run when a very angry Dialga shows up after Dusknoir's betrayal.

The local god of time. Doesn't appear in person much, but he's benevolent enough. His descent into madness as Primal Dialga drives most of the pre-credits plot.
* BigBad: Of the main story at least, as he sent Dusknoir back to stop Grovyle from changing the timeline and is the cause of the planet's paralysis.
* ClifftopCaterwauling: When giving orders to Dusknoir.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: There's still a lot of plot left after he's defeated.
* TheDragon: Literally one to Darkrai.
** DragonInChief: He's what keeps Darkrai's "ideal" future in place.
* FinalBoss: Of the game's main story, and of Special Episode 5.
* FisherKing: Dialga's mental state is tied to Temporal Tower's physical state, or possibly the other way around. This also applies to the entire state of the timeline.
* GodIsGood: When he's not Primal Dialga, he's quite benevolent and generous.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: As Primal Dialga he only communicates through bestial roaring, though Dusknoir and his other minions can understand his orders.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Planet's Paralysis" during cutscenes, and "Dialga's Fight to the Finish!" when finally fought-- the latter appears in various forms throughout the game when time and the Time Gears are involved.
* MadGod: And when the god of time goes crazy, ''[[NightmareFuel bad things happen]]''.
* NoIndoorVoice: Constantly speaks in ALLCAPS. Then again, he ''is'' nearly twenty feet tall.
** Unlike his counterpart Palkia, who's a LargeHam bar none, Dialga is relatively reserved in his speech, suggesting that his all caps dialogue is merely because he's just that loud.
* PaintingTheMedium: When he uses his powers to negate another Pokémon's, it's illustrated as [[CameraAbuse shattering the touch screen]].
* PhysicalGod: He is the god of time, and is effectively immortal and ''beyond'' powerful.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Twisted a bit; in his normal state, Dialga just happens to have red eyes, but Primal Dialga's angry red peepers get highlighted in two of the cutcenes.
* SanitySlippage: Goes mad due to Temporal Tower getting wrecked. Fixed when Temporal Tower is restored.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Primal Dialga is this, having none of his reluctance to wreck the timestream in the process of using his powers.
* TimeMaster: Well, he is the god of time; he can disrupt time how he pleases, send people back to before time stopped, and violently cancel the time travel of others.

Appears in the post-credits plot. He is the game's ManBehindTheMan, and a WalkingSpoiler for that reason.
* BadPowersBadPeople: In stark contrast to the anime version, this Darkrai is using his nightmare powers to spread darkness over the world.
* BigBad: Of the epilogue, when he finally takes action and attempts to take down the player and partner in an another attempt at creating his "ideal" future.
* BondVillainStupidity: Averted for the most part; he proved himself to be quite the careful player by using psychological traps into either convincing the main characters to commit suicide, or deceiving them to join his side, and when he realizes before the final battle that his [[BreakingSpeech speeches]] are fooling nobody it's quite clear his only thought is to obliterate them immediately. The only exception, however, was after he lost said battle; his getaway was a time portal, but instead of making a mad dash towards his escape he stops near the end to rub into Cresselia's face that he's gotten away from her yet again, thus giving Palkia enough time to stop him.
* CastingAShadow: Fitting, as he's the master over nightmares.
* TheChessmaster: He's so well prepared for the final battle, it takes the intervention of a PhysicalGod to stop him! Not to mention that he was the mastermind of the main plot.
* CrazyPrepared: His original post game plot was to convince the heroes they should destroy themselves. When that didn't work, he convinces Palkia that he should destroy them. When that failed, he already had a backup plan to lure them to their deaths at his hands. When they show up, he tries to convince the player to join him by trapping them in a nightmare where their partner betrayed them and joined Darkai. When that failed, he summoned his army of {{Mooks}} to help him kill the group. Then when he lost, he had an escape route ready and would've escaped had Palkia not intervened. Yeah, he had a total of ''five'' backup plans!
* DarkIsEvil: A Dark-type, and the main villain of the post-game plot.
** DarkIsNotEvil: After his memory is erased, he can be recruited and turns out to be an extremely loyal ally.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He is trying to plunge the world into darkness and rule over it.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: One of the main reasons his plans failed. He failed to factor in that TheHero could still be...well, heroic after losing their memory and didn't finish the job then and there. Another example is at the end of the game, when he tries to pull a WeCanRuleTogether on the hero and their partner. He makes the partner in the illusion join him out of depression, something the real partner would never do. This creates AGlitchInTheMatrix that allows the hero to escape.
* ForTheEvulz: It's never explained why he wanted to rule the Pokémon world besides destroying both time and space in order for that to happen.
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: After he loses his memory, you can find him wandering aimlessly through certain dungeons, and can eventually recruit him.
* GeniusBruiser: Very crafty with his plans and is said to never work outside of the shadows, but he's no slouch in battle.
* {{Irony}}: His LaserGuidedAmnesia due to being attacked during time travel is quite similar to what he did to the hero.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Responsible for distorting time ''and'' space.
* ManipulativeBastard: To the point where he manipulates the gods of time and space for the entirety of the game.
* MasterOfIllusion: He used an illusion of Cresselia to trick the heroes and Palkia.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The heroes had no idea that he was distorting space. They only find out when he tries to kill them, allowing them to stop his plans. Justified as he knew that when his nightmare would start spreading, the heroes would begin to find out why. And with the player's [[{{MySignificanceSenseIsTingling}} Dimensional Scream]], figuring out who was behind it could become really easy.
* ObviouslyEvil: As soon as you see him for the first time, you know this is '''not''' the {{Woobie}} Darkrai from the anime.
* OmnicidalManiac: It's not directly stated, but given the impact of his plan, it's fairly obvious.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His plan was to [[TheNightThatNeverEnds plunge the world into neverending darkness]] and [[BadDreams nightmares]] where he could rule. Though if he actually ''is'' the ruler of the BadFuture seen ingame is unknown.
* TrueFinalBoss: Defeating him wraps up the plot entirely, though there are still {{Bonus Boss}}es after him.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WalkingSpoiler: The fact that he doesn't reveal himself until the post-credits plot makes his role a huge spoiler.
* WeCanRuleTogether: His plan B after attempting to [[DrivenToSuicide drive you to suicide]] is to trick you into joining him.
* XanatosGambit: He has 5 backup plans in the postgame alone. Pre-credits he's responsible for the damage to Temporal Tower as well as the player's amnesia. It takes the intervention of a PhysicalGod to stop his final backup plan.


* AbsentMindedProfessor: Slight variation; while he's not actually a teacher of any sort, he ''is'' the town elder and is quite knowledgeable... and quite forgetful.
* ChekhovsGunman: Turns out to be the oldest Pokémon in Treasure Town, whose knowledge later provides vital clues for saving the world.

Part of a resistance movement that shows up halfway through the pre-credits plot.
* ActionGirl: She joins as a competent team member when the protagonists are dragged into the future, as well as in the special episode "In the Future of Darkness". She also evades capture entirely on her own after sending the protagonists back into the past, despite being apparently cornered by Dusknoir, the Sableye, and Primal Dialga.
* GenkiGirl: Despite the awful circumstances of the future, she refuses to be anything less than enthusiastic.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: {{Invoked}}: the plot-relevant Celebi is Shiny [[note]]in the main series, shiny Celebi cannot be obtained, but a shiny color is coded in for it as a legacy from Generation II[[/note]], meaning she's pink rather than green.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: ''Averted''. She's not the only Celebi that appears in the series, and in ''Super Mystery Dungeon'' you can recruit both her and a regular-colored Celebi, even though it lacks any gender differences (other than this Celebi being shiny).
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "It's-It's not like I'm attracted to [Grovyle] or anything..."
* TimeMaster: She can travel short distances through time, though nowhere near on Dialga's level.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B, towards Grovyle. Arguably.

A hermited explorer who taught Wigglytuff all he knows about exploring. Appears in Sky version's bonus content.
* AntiVillain: In spite of being a criminal, he truly adored Igglybuff and was earnest in teaching him how to explore.
* BigBrotherMentor: Becomes this to Igglybuff over time.
* BrokenPedestal: Subverted in that his teaching of Igglybuff was in earnest.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Igglybuff's parents' first reactions to Armaldo secretly hanging out with their child. One really does get the impression that they see him as a creeper/pedophile.
* MakingASplash: Knows the move Water Gun.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He lives in a dark forest and pretends to be a monster to scare off explorers, but he's actually a very nice guy. But subverted by that fact that he ''is'' a wanted 'mon and criminal.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: He doesn't die, but his previous crime caught up with him and he gets arrested, which may not have happened if he didn't take Igglybuff under his wing.
* NoodleIncident: We're never told what crime(s) he committed.
* RetiredBadass: He's retired from exploring at the time of "Igglybuff the Prodigy", but he's still tough as ever.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Wigglytuff implies that he eventually met with Armaldo after the latter was caught, but does not tell any details to Chatot.

Appears in the post-credits plot.
* BigDamnHeroes: Arrives JustInTime to prevent the heroes' deaths at the hands of an imposter.
* LightIsGood
* PsychicPowers
* LethalJokeCharacter: She becomes this if you're lucky enough to get the Lunar Veil from Spacial Rift's treasure chest; the Lunar Veil makes it so any stat buffs she gains are also gained by the rest of the party. She comes packing Double Team when you're traveling through Dark Crater. Even one or two can save your life against Darkrai and his goons.
* TheLoad: When you're actually trekking through Dark Crater. Her stats and movepool aren't particularly noteworthy, consisting of mainly Psychic and Ice moves with the latter not being exactly useful in a LethalLavaLand. Additionally, Darkrai has a ridiculous advantage against her in his boss battle; oftentimes he'll just spam Ominous Wind a few times and knock her out almost instantly, meaning even with the above mentioned Veil you'll likely need a few reviver seeds until she gets lucky with Double Team(or a Stun Seed for Darkrai). At least she won't wander into lava and constantly burn herself thanks to her IQ skills.

The god of space, who appears in the post-credits plot.
* BareFistedMonk: When attacking in cutscenes, he's prone to punching at the ground.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just as it appears that Darkrai is about to get away by escaping through a dimensional hole, Palkia shows up and attacks Darkrai as he begins to time travel. This causes Darkrai to lose his memories the same way that he caused the player character to lose their memories at the beginning of the game.
* DungeonBypass: Being the god of space allows him to go wherever he pleases; his last IQ skill allows him to move through walls, tearing them down.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Averted. When Palkia can't stop the distortion with his own powers, he personally seeks out the apparent cause (the player and the partner) to try and destroy it. And after it's revealed that it's Darkrai, he shows up just in time to tear him a new one before he can escape.
* HeroAntagonist: He only fights you because he thinks you are the one who distorted space when it was actually Darkrai.
* InterfaceSpoiler: To anyone familiar with Sinnoh lore, it's fairly obvious that Palkia will show up at some point. That being said, it's likely that no-one expected him to show up as quickly as he did.
* InspectorJavert: He sincerely believes that the player and partner are the ones behind the distortion of space, and only attacks and pursues them because of that.
* LargeHam: [[ChewingTheScenery "I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS!"]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Palkia's Onslaught!"
* NoIndoorVoice: See LargeHam. Though, like Dialga, it's justified by how big he is compared to everyone else. Although at times it seems he likes to take it a bit farther than Dialga.
* PhysicalGod: He's the god of space, as in spacetime.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Strangely, he's presented as flying through the air in a ball of light than just straight-up teleporting.