These helpful people are willing to assist you on your quest to become a Pokémon Master.
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[[folder:Pokémon Professors]]

These Professors are considered experts on Pokémon in their respective regions. They are often researchers and are the ones responsible for distributing Pokédexes and starter Pokémon. [[ThemeNaming They are all named after trees.]]

!!Professor Samuel Oak (Dr. Yukinari Okido)

The Pokémon Professor native to the Kanto region who specializes in the study of the relationships between humans and Pokémon. He is the grandfather of the player character's rival in [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, and their remakes]].
* AbsentMindedProfessor: He doesn't even remember his own grandson's name, and has to be reminded by the player (who he also can't remember the name of) at the beginning of the game. He apparently also has problems with telling the difference between male and female children.
* BigOlEyebrows: Just look at them!
* CoolOldGuy: He's a NiceGuy, a skilled Pokémon Professor, and a RetiredBadass. Can't get much cooler than that.
* IWasQuiteALooker: According to Agatha.
* MrExposition: At the beginning of the games, setting a tradition with succeeding Professors.
* NiceGuy: He adores Pokémon and people alike, and gives the player their starter.
* RetiredBadass: According to Agatha. It's also implied he was the Champion at one point since he can enter the Hall of Fame.
* ThemeNaming: Oak kicks off the tradition of naming the regional professors after trees.

!!Professor Elm (Dr. Utsugi)

The Pokémon Professor native to the Johto region who specializes in the study of Pokémon breeding. According to Professor Oak, in [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], he's also "the best when it comes to the research of Pokémon evolution."
* AbsentMindedProfessor: One of the Johto starters was stolen from him while he was working.
* {{Adorkable}}: His slightly dorky mannerisms only make him more enjoyable.
* ForgetsToEat: What he sometimes does.
* GeniusDitz: His official artwork for [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]] seems to portray him this way.
* HappilyMarried: He has a wife and son.
* NiceGuy: Like Oak, he gives the player their starter and is very encouraging.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: You don't get to be a professor by being an idiot.
* ThemeNaming: As usual, he is named after a tree like other regional professors.

!!Professor Birch (Dr. Odamaki)

The Pokémon Professor native to the Hoenn region who specializes in the study of Pokémon habitats and distributions. He is the father of the player character's rival in [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and their remakes]].
* DitzyGenius: The third and fourth times he is chased and calls for the player's help, he's mistaken the moving company Machoke and his wife for wild Pokémon.
* GeekPhysiques: The rotund/chubby type.
* HappilyMarried: And has a kid (two in [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Emerald]]).
* NatureLover: In comparison with the other professors. He studies Pokémon behavior in the wild, so his research often takes him outside, where he stays for long periods.
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest of the professors. That said, he is the only Professor to get snarky with the player if they decide not to give the starter a nickname (in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'').
-->"Oh, so that's how you like to do things? Not even going to give it a nickname, are you?"
* RenaissanceMan: ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' show that he's written books on Hoenn's history in general as well as on its Pokémon.
* RunningGag: Getting chased by something north of Littleroot Town and yelling for the player's help in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', each situation more ridiculous (and non-threatening) than the last. His artwork even shows him running.
** The first time it was a wild Poochyena, which is a fairly vicious dark-type dog pokemon.
** Then it was a stirred-up wild Shroomish, an easier to handle grass-type.
** Then it is a Machoke from Pokemon Postal Service, a captured Pokemon.
** Then it is his wife.
* ThemeNaming: Once again, a regional professor named after a tree.

!!Professor Rowan (Dr. Nanakamado)

The Pokémon Professor native to the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] region who specializes in the study of Pokémon evolution.
* BadassBeard: This professor can fight hand-to-hand.
* BadassBookworm: Takes on a load of Galactic Grunts in order to stop them from overpowering Dawn[=/=]Lucas, much to their fury. With his bare hands!
* BadassGrandpa: Stated in the English Localization to be sixty at the very least, yet can put up a good fight.
* BadassLongcoat: To contrast with the previous professors, who all had labcoats.
* BadassMustache: He's the only Professor to date with one.
* BadassNormal: When he fights a load of Galactic Grunts, he does it ''with his bare hands''.
* CoolOldGuy: He's an old guy, but won't hesitate to go out in the field and help you.
* DeathGlare: Presumably what the menacing ellipses are meant to represent.
* GeniusSweetTooth: The fridge in his lab is filled with sweets. In the post-game, you can also meet him in Veilstone Department Store, where he complains about how the Rage Candy Bars being sold out.
* ThemeNaming: Like all the Pokémon professors, he's named after a tree.

!!Professor Aurea Juniper (Dr. Araragi)

The Pokémon Professor native to the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] region who specializes in the study of the origins of Pokémon. She is the first female Pokémon Professor in the main series.
* {{Adorkable}}: Owing to her DitzyGenius status.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official English guidebook, her first name is "Aurea". This isn't mentioned in-game until ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''.
* BrainyBrunette: Ditziness aside.
* BrokenStreak: She breaks the streak of all main Professors before her being male. She also looks younger than most of them, save from Elm.
* DitzyGenius: She's bright, but not always focused.
* EightiesHair: It thumbs its nose at gravity. When viewed from the right angle, it looks like soft-serve ice cream.
* GenerationXerox: Apparently she is very similar to her father in terms of looks, personality, and general work.
* GenkiGirl: She is very energetic and acts on something she has decided ''immediately''. This is noted by the Player Character's mother in Black 2/White 2 where she is happy that Juniper offers their child a Pokémon and Pokédex, but gets annoyed she already sent Bianca before informing your mother.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Fennel, as they used to be college buddies.
* HotScientist: Being the first female scientist of the series, it'd be hard to believe if the creators had passed this trope up.
%%* NiceGirl
* OneSteveLimit: Averted in the in the Japanese version, where she and her father are both referred to as "Araragi." Played straight in the English version, as her father is given a first name -- Cedric.
* ThemeNaming: Once again, the professor is named after a tree, though she breaks the pattern. All of the previous professors are named after deciduous trees, but she's named after a coniferous one.

!!Cedric Juniper (Dr. Araragi Sr.)

Professor Aurea Juniper's father. He was once a Pokémon researcher.
* EightiesHair: Although not as much as his daughter.
* BigOlEyebrows: Not as big as Oak's, but they're still pretty large.
* CoolOldGuy: Or middle-aged guy, anyway.
* EarlyBirdCameo: You don't actually see him, but if you check out one of the pictures in his daughter's lab, it mentions her standing with a smiling man hinted to be him.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: He's the one who upgrades the Pokédex (not to National-level, though; that's for after finishing the game) upon first meeting him in Mistralton City.
* OneSteveLimit: In the Japanese version, both he and his daughter are referred to as "Araragi." In the English localization, he has a first name of "Cedric" to avoid having two characters being referred to by the same name.
** Lampshaded in the anime, where Ash says "Professor Juniper" and, after both respond, realizes that that's both of their names.
* OnlyOneName: Played straight in the original Japanese, averted in international releases. For example, the English translation gives him the full name and title of Professor Cedric Juniper.
* ParentsAsPeople: Well, his role sure isn't limited to the backstory!
* ThemeNaming: Just like his daughter.

!!Professor Augustine Sycamore (Dr. Platane)

The Pokémon Professor who resides in the [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Kalos]] Region who specializes in the research of Mega Evolution. He was once studying under Prof. Rowan, who also shares a similar research approach.
* AscendedMeme: A running joke amongst the fanbase is that Professor Oak sent the player on his or her journey, just to give him romantic alone time with their mother. In ''X and Y'' Professor Sycamore sends a letter to the player character's mother informing her that he is sending her child on a Pokémon journey, which she thinks is a love letter.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: ''Augustine Sycamore'' is one classy name.
* BadassBookworm: He battles the player during the game, a first for Professors. The first time you battle him he admits he's not very good at it, but he challenges you again much later, where he is pretty tough.
* BadassLabcoat: Like the other Professors, he wears a labcoat. Unlike the other professors, he battles the player in friendly matches and has fairly strong Pokémon.
* GratuitousFrench: More than any other character in ''X'' and ''Y''.
%%* GrayEyes
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler:He seems to have no problem with Lysandre's speech about making the world beautiful by cleansing it from filth and in fact praises the man for his burning passion.]]
* HotScientist: He's pretty young for a Professor and quite attractive.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: He gives you a Gen 1 starter holding a Mega Stone in addition to the normal one fairly early into the game.
* ItWasAGift: He gives you one of the three Kanto starters early on in the game.
* MyGreatestFailure: He feels that he could have prevented [[spoiler:his former pupil Lysandre from his descent into villainy]] himself years ago.
* NiceGuy: This guy is probably ''the'' most pleasant person to be around in the Pokémon World.
* PermaStubble: Easy to miss, but the opening sequence shows a bit of it.
* RecurringBoss: Faced once early in his lab packing all three Kanto starters, and once much later in the game, where he has the Kanto starters' fully evolved versions.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ThemeNaming: ...Do we have to repeat it for the seventh time?
* UnfortunateNames: His Japanese name sounds very similar to the Spanish word for "banana", "platano".

!!Professor Kukui

The Pokémon Professor who lives in the [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola]] Region who specializes in researching Pokémon moves up-close.
* BadassBookworm: Watch Pokémon moves to study them? He ''takes them'' at times.
* BadassLabcoat: Noted as having it unbuttoned to show his torso and his unique style.
* MadeOfIron: The official description details how he sometimes ''takes the hits'' from Pokémon moves himself if there is something to be learned from them.
* MrFanservice: Young and tanned professor? Wears an open shirt showing his bare torso? Doesn't fear taking Pokémon hits himself? ''Oh yeah''.
* ThemeNaming: Like all professors, he's named after a tree, in his case the Kukui or Candlenut tree, a tree found throughout the tropics and the state tree of Hawaii.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He does have his lab coat, but it's completely open, and there's no shirt underneath.

!!Samson Oak (Dr. Nariya Okido)

This Oak is actually the cousin of Kanto's Professor Oak. Samson Oak is a researcher who is studying Pokémon who have taken on Alolan forms.
* BigOlEyebrows: A trait he shares with his cousin.
* MeaningfulName: The name "Samson" is not only similar to "Samuel", but it could also be a reference to the Biblical Samson and his long hair.
* ShapedLikeItself: Samson researches Alolan forms, and he can be seen as (and has even officially been joked to be) Professor Oak's Alolan form.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: A "variant" of a Kanto Professor who studies variants of Kanto Pokémon. Hmm.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Apart from the tanned look and mullet, he could be mistaken for his cousin.

[[folder:Pokémon Storage System Developers]]
Pokémon Storage System Developers are the people who operate and maintain the Pokémon Storage System across the Pokémon world. The original developer of the system is Bill.

!!Bill (Masaki Sonezaki)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates on the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Kanto]]-[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]] landmass. He is a native of the Johto region with family in both regions. He is also a famous inventor and Pokémon researcher who is regarded as an expert in many fields. Because of his large collection of both common and rare Pokémon people, including himself, call him a Poké Maniac. He considers Eevee and its evolutions as his favorite Pokémon.
* AccentAdaptation: He speaks with a Kansai accent in the Japanese versions and a southern one in the English ones.
* BalefulPolymorph: When you first meet him, he has been turned into a Pokémon (the miscellaneous Rhydon icon in the original, interpreted as Kabuto in the anime, Ratatta in the manga, and specifically Clefairy in the remakes) due to a TeleporterAccident. He gets better thanks to you, and gives you a ticket for the S.S. Anne as thanks.
* DemotedToExtra: In Generation II. He isn't as relevant to the plot as in ''Red'' and ''Blue'' and their remakes, to the point where the original ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'' told you right off the bat whose PC you were using to store your extra Pokémon instead of labeling it "Someone's PC" like the previous games as well as the [=PCs=] run by Lanette and Bebe in later installments.
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Milk]]: According to Celio from the Sevii Islands.
* ImYourBiggestFan: In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'', a fan of Bill named Poké Maniac Brent calls you occasionally to give you trivia about Bill, such as: Bill's younger sister can't wink; Bill's first Pokémon was an Abra; Bill's mother was a Kimono Girl; Bill is not good at Pokémon battles; and Bill is attracted to the Goldenrod Flower Shop owner's daughter.
* ItWasAGift: He gives you an Eevee in [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal and their remakes]] and indirectly in [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum]].
* KansaiRegionalAccent
* MacGuffinEscortMission: In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]]'', an extra quest was added after the Cinnabar Gym battle, in which Bill takes you to the first three islands in the Sevii Archipelago to deliver a meteorite.
* ShoutOut:
** His teleportation incident is a direct homage to ''Film/TheFly1986''.
** His name has been referred to as an allusion to Bill Gates, former head of Microsoft and developer of the Microsoft Windows operating system for personal computers.
* TeleporterAccident: A mishap with the teleportation device turned him into a hybrid for a while.

!! Lanette (Mayumi)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]] region. She updates Bill's storage system by giving it a user friendly graphical interface and the ability to store more Pokémon and change the wallpaper of the boxes Pokémon are stored in. She is Brigette's younger sister.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: It may be a little hard to determine from the picture, but when considering her sister this may just be the case.
* GeniusSlob: Her house gets very cluttered while she researches.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* MegaTwintails
%%* PunnyName: Her name is based off the small self-contained computer network known as a LAN. She also has the word "net" in her name.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

!! Brigette (Azusa)

The host of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Box Ruby and Sapphire]] and Pokémon Bank. She is also Lanette's older sister.
* TheBusCameBack: Returns to operate Pokemon Bank in Generation VI.
** LongBusTrip: Her last appearance was ''three generations ago'', or ''over ten years ago'' if you go by Japan.
* CoatCape: Has one in Gen VI Sugimori art.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: She's exactly like her sister from Gen III.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: In Gen III, at least. In Gen VI, it is a moderately short dress.
* FieryRedhead: Similar to Flannery, she has red-hair and is a go-getter.
* GirlinessUpgrade: A slight one: In Gen III, she had short hair, a DangerouslyShortSkirt, brown sandals, and looked overall like a tomboy. In Gen VI, she wears a short dress, has different, green sandals, and her hair is longer, making her look a bit more feminine (though she does still look a bit like a tomboy).
* HotScientist: She's a really cute girl, and is as much of a genius as her sister.
* ItWasAGift: She gives the player special Pokémon depending on how many Pokémon the player has stored in their Pokémon Box game. She gives out a [[BlowYouAway Swablu]] with [[NobodyCanDie False Swipe]], a [[RascallyRaccoon Zigza]][[{{Tanuki}} goon]] with [[SuperSpeed Extremespeed]], a [[CuteKitten Skitty]] with [[MoneyToThrowAway Pay Day]], and a [[ShockAndAwe Pichu]] with [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom Surf]]. For first-time users of Pokémon Bank, she'll give out a [[OlympusMons Celebi]].
* PunnyName: Her name comes from ''bridge'', a piece of equipment that connects two separate networks. It also contains the word ''rig'', a slang name for a computer.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Her Gen VI artwork shows this under her CoatCape.

!! Celio (Nishiki)

A Pokémon Storage System programmer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Sevii Islands]] and is good friends with Bill. He runs the Pokémon Net Center on [[NumericalThemeNaming One Island]] where he built and maintains the Pokémon Network machine.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* FetchQuest: He makes the protagonist search out to the rest of the Sevii Islands to find the Ruby and the Sapphire so he use them to finish the Pokémon Network machine and connect with Lanette in [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]].
* FunWithAcronyms: His name may be a reference to the '''C'''orps of '''E'''ngineers '''L'''ibrary '''I'''nformation '''O'''nline, a database of all the documents in the libraries of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Olive Hair]]

!! Bebe (Mizuki)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] region.
* BareYourMidriff: Since she uses the Battle Girls' model.
* DumbBlonde: Inverted. She is described as an expert in computing.
* ItWasAGift: She gives the player character an Eevee she got from Bill.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: In the Japanese versions.
* PunnyName: May come from UsefulNotes/BBCode.
* {{Shorttank}}: Not only does she resemble one but with her hairstyle in the picture above she looks a little like a certain redhead from this very franchise who is the picture example for this trope.

!! Hayley (Yukari)

The host of MyPokemonRanch and a friend of Bebe.
* BeautyMark: On her right cheek.
* [[{{Cowboy}} Cowgirl]]: The working type, since she's the owner of a ranch and has to take care of her own Pokémon and the ones the player acquires.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindows
* CoolShades: Red to match her scarf, with black frames.
* OlympusMons: She offers the player a Phione and later a Mew when the ranch reaches level 15 and 25, respectively. It's not explained how she acquired them.
%%* TightsUnderShorts

!! Amanita (Shouro)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] region. She is Fennel's younger sister.
* ChildProdigy: Just look at her! She looks even younger than the player characters, most of whom are barely eleven, yet she's a computer prodigy.
%%* GirlishPigtails
* {{Meganekko}}: Fittingly for a girl as smart as she is, she wears glasses.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She's smart enough to operate an entire region's Storage System Developer, despite being even younger than the already-young protagonists!

!! Cassius (Kurokea)

The Pokémon Storage System Developer who operates in the [[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Kalos]] region.
* BrokenStreak: The first male Pokémon Storage System Developer in years, ending a streak of PSS Developers after Bill being female.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Implied. He doesn't look like a professional computer expert at first glance aside from the odd supercomputer in the back of the building.
* FaceOfAThug: When you enter his house in Camphrier Town, it's mainly him, a supercomputer, and two Punk Girls. You wouldn't think for a moment that was the living quarters of the Storage System Developer.
* FreakyFashionMildMind: He has the same model as the Punk Guy trainer class but his manner of speaking is borderline pleasant.
* GeniusSlob: As seen in his ''TCG'' artwork, Cassius has plenty of snacks scattered around his workspace.
* HiddenDepths: Considering how he talks, and the fact that his model matches that of the Punk Guy trainer class, yet he runs the system in Kalos.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: As mentioned before, all previous system developers look somewhat geeky or professional. Cassius, on the other hand, dresses like a gangster.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The Trading Card Game gives him a pair of glasses to differentiate him from the Punk Guy trainer class. May overlap with PurelyAestheticGlasses.


! Regional / Game Specific Side Characters

[[folder: Kanto and Johto]]

!!Daisy Oak (Nanami Okido)

Blue's older sister. Unlike her {{Jerkass}} of a brother, she is actually a kind and gentle young woman. She gives the player a Map in the Gen I games (and their remakes), and offers massages in the Gen II games (and their remakes).
* CoolBigSis: Sister of the rival from [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, and their remakes]]. She gives the player a Town Map and grooms their Pokémon for free.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: A lot of people mention how nice she is and that Pokémon love her. In ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'' she'll give the player Blue's phone number only after she has messaged seven Pokémon and is shown one with maxed friendship.
* HiddenDepths: It wasn't until the remakes, but examine the right bookshelf and you'll discover that Daisy's a [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire former Contest champion]]. No wonder she's so good at grooming Pokémon.
* [[NiceGirl Nice Woman]]
* SpotOfTea: She enjoys tea, and a mug of it can be seen on her table. In ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'', if the player visits her from 3:01pm to 4:00pm, she'll also mention that she usually has tea at this time.


A little girl from Saffron City who not only loves mimicking people, but is also very good at it.
* CostumeCopycat: She does it for fun with no bad intention.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: She collects Pokémon Dolls. In the Generation I games and their remakes, if the player gives her a Clefairy Doll, she'll give the TM for Mimic or teach it to the player's Pokémon. In the sequels, she gives the player a Magnet Train Pass for finding and returning the lost doll.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* StopCopyingMe: [[SuddenlyVoiced Red/Leaf's reaction to her]]. It unnerves quite a few of her peers too, if her parents are to be believed.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: She will imitate the male player character, including [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction their clothes]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: However, as of [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], she has brown hair.

!! Mr. Fuji

A kind old man from Lavender Town who looks after and takes care of abandoned and orphaned Pokémon.
* TheAtoner: It's suggested at a few points (and confirmed in ''Pokémon Origins'') that he [[spoiler: was involved in Mewtwo's creation (which Pokédex entries say involved "horrific" gene splicing experiments), and that after its escape, he returned Mew to Faraway Island]] and devoted his life to caring for Pokémon.
* BadassGrandpa: What does he do when he sees Team Rocket abusing Pokémon? Walk right up to their hideout and rant about their antics. You have to rescue him once they attack the tower afterwards, sure, but you gotta give the man credit.
* CoolOldGuy: He's a very nice man, especially to Pokémon.
* DistressedDude: Shortly after he went to the Pokémon Tower to pay his respects to the spirit of the Marowak that Team Rocket had killed earlier, Team Rocket shows up again, and takes him hostage inside.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He takes care of abandoned and orphaned Pokémon. Just look at the page image. [[spoiler:Though it is implied that [[TheAtoner he wasn't always like that...]]]]
* HeroicBSOD: Upon [[spoiler:the creation and escape of Mewtwo; more specifically seeing its savage heart as a result of its creation]]. The games only show his atoner attitude, and ''Pokémon Origins'' shows the BSOD.
* MadScientist: There's a picture of him on Cinnabar Island with the description "Dr. Fuji?!?!" He is also old friends with Blaine (who in some continuities is a scientist), and [[spoiler:is suspected to have been the scientist who created Mewtwo]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: It's implied that [[spoiler:he is the researcher who lived in the Pokémon Mansion[[labelnote:*]]Though the English journals use "we", as if referring to a team of researchers, the original Japanese journals are written in first-person[[/labelnote]], and following the horrific DNA experiments that led to Mewtwo's birth and its vicious nature, he moved to Lavender Town and [[TheAtoner began caring for orphaned Pokémon]]]].
* NiceGuy: How could you not respect a guy who cares for orphaned Pokémon? [[spoiler:But Cinnabar Island, especially Pokémon Mansion, heavily imply he wasn't always so nice to Pokémon...]]
* PapaWolf: To the Pokémon in his orphanage.
* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Would you believe that this kind old man [[spoiler:is heavily implied to have not only discovered Mew, but also been Mewtwo's creator in a time where he was seemingly less moral]]? He himself never brings any of it up, almost no-one in Kanto knows of his actions, and even the games themselves don't elaborate much on it. ''Pokémon Origins'', however, [[AdaptationExpansion does]].
* WastelandElder: Lavender Town has no real authority, but Mr. Fuji is well-respected to the point that he may as well be.

!!Kiyo (Nobuhiko)


->Voiced By: Takeharu Onishi (JP), Dan Green (EN)

The Karate Master[=/=]King of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City, he used to be Gym Leader, until Sabrina's Psychic-types crushed his Fighting-types. Now he trains students in his converted gym.

* BonusBoss: In most of his appearances, fighting him is entirely optional, though it's also the only way to get the Hitmon line outside of trading.
* TheCameo: He's trying to set up a new dojo in Lumiose City in ''X'' and ''Y'', but things aren't going well.
* CurbstompBattle: Prior to the start of the game, the karate Master used to be the official Gym Leader of Saffron City. This was until Sabrina dueled him for the rights.
* GracefulLoser: Being that he's no longer an official Gym Leader, he's under no obligation to give you anything when you beat him, he chooses to reward you with a Pokémon of his own will.
* {{Kiai}}: Most of his dialogue.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like most of the trainers in Gen I, he didn't have a name, and was thus only known as the Karate Master.
* RatedMForManly: Wields two high-level Fighting types, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. And in his sole anime appearance, he caught a powerful Tyrogue by battling it ''himself''.
* RedBaron: The Karate Master, then the Karate King.
* SeriesContinuityError: He was misnamed "Koichi" in both the Japanese and English versions of ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]''.
* TrainingFromHell: In the Gen II games and their remakes, he's left the dojo to train deep within Mt. Mortar. Finding and beating him nets the player a Tyrogue, provided they have an empty slot in their party.
* UniqueEnemy: In every game he appears, he's the only way to get any of the "Hitmon"-type Pokémon. As of Gen II, you can breed other Tyrogues so you can eventually get all of them, but in Gen I the only way to get the one you didn't choose was to trade for it.
* WeaponOfChoice: Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee.

!!Eusine (Minaki)

A strange man who is obsessed with finding Suicune.
%%* BadassCape
* BowtiesAreCool: A big red one to go with with his nice suit.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Suicune]], oh so very much. Has undertones of StalkerWithACrush at times.
* {{Flanderization}}: In [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]], Eusine demonstrates his knowledge of Johto's history in general and helps you get [[ThePhoenix Ho-Oh]]. Since these plot elements are given to other characters in Pokémon [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], all that's really left for him is his obsession with Suicune.
* HairColorDissonance Of the "blond hair being represented by light brown" variety. [[note]]It's never ''exactly'' clear what shade his hair is supposed to be; it varies from definitely blond in his overworld sprite to light brown in the game intro and somewhere in between in his battle sprite.[[/note]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Morty.
%%* LargeHam
* PunnyName: Eusine, pronounced "you-seen", as in "Have '''you seen''' Suicune?"
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: to Morty's Blue Oni.
* SharpDressedMan In [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], a Young Couple will even call the player, mentioning Eusine and complimenting his fashion sense.
%%* WhiteGloves

!!The Kimono Girls (The [[ Maiko]])

A group of five, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin kimono-clad]] young women who live in Ecruteak City, and who give you the HM for Surf upon being defeated.
* AscendedExtra: They were mostly there so you could get the HM for Surf in the original versions and not a whole lot else. In the remakes, they're pretty much relevant throughout the Johto section of the game, even being the ones who summon the mascot of the version you're playing.
* BossRush: In the remakes, you fight all five in a row.
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunmen]]: In [=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=], they pop up once each throughout the game. It turns out that they are the ones who summon the box legendary.
%%* TheChessmaster
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Throughout the game, you will encounter them at certain points and likely forget not soon after. Then you find out they can kick Silver's ass and still give you a good challenge with their Eeveelutions.
* {{Geisha}}: Maiko, technically, but they seem to have a similar function, and they're able to use their dance ceremony to send a call to Lugia or Ho-Oh (depending on the game).
* HelpImStuck: A variation happens in the remakes : When you encounter Sayo in the Ice Path, she'll tell you that her sandals got stuck to the ice, and request your help to get her out.
* OneSteveLimit: In the Japanese version of ''GSC'', one of them had the same Japanese name as Maylene. It was changed in the remakes, as Maylene makes a cameo there.
* TookALevelInBadass: Because you encounter them much later on in the remakes, their Pokémon are also obviously much stronger, not to mention you fight all five of them in a row. Even [[TheRival Silver]] got his ass handed to him battling them.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: They all look like the picture above.

!!Kurt (Gantetsu)

An old man from Azalea City, and an expert in making Poké Balls from Apricorns.
* BadassGrandpa: He charges after Team Rocket at Slowpoke's Well alone, only stopped by hurting his back. He seems to have quite a reputation in Azalea, too.
* CoolOldGuy
* ItemCrafting: ''The'' go-to guy for making Poké Balls.

!!The Foreigner Rocket / Ex-Rocket Grunt

Rather minor character in ''Gold & Silver'', who was the last Team Rocket Grunt that the player battled. Later reappeared in ''Black & White'' having given up on his old ways and raised a family.
* FunnyForeigner: Has rather broken speech in ''Black & White'', implying that he hasn't got a terribly good grasp on the native language.
* HeelFaceTurn: He may not be actively heroic, but we know he's given up on villainy.
%%* IntentionalEngrishForFunny
* TheRemnant: Didn't last long, though.


[[folder: Hoenn]]

!!Professor Takao Cozmo (Dr. Takao Soraishi)

An astronomer from Fallarbor Town who gets embroiled in Team Aqua/Magma's plan for Mt. Chimney, wanting a special meteorite in his possession. While fairly minor in the original Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, the remakes expand his role and backstory significantly.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Crosses with HorribleJudgeOfCharacter. He initially goes along with Team Aqua/Magma thinking they would help him excavate meteorites, only to steal it from him. He gets better later on.
* AscendedExtra: Went from a minor VictimOfTheWeek type of NPC to a major player in the Delta Episode [[spoiler:and a far more tragic past than anyone could've imagined.]]
* {{Foil}}: Is this to you as the player character in the remakes. Looking at the letters in Sea Mauville reveal [[spoiler: that his father Raizo was an absolute workaholic to the point he was barely home anymore, his marriage crumbled, and Takao noticing his mother spending more time with "her friend" (obviously meaning she was having an affair). It got so bad that eventually both father and son grew old, and Raizo eventually began to associate a doll from his son AS his son. Compare Norman, who, while still being a workaholic, still could balance between being Gym Leader and husband and father.]]
* MeaningfulName: Cozmo being obvious, being an astronomer. Soraishi can be rendered as "sky-rock", referring to the Meteorite connected to him, and Takao is derived from "takai", meaning high.
* MineralMacguffin: Originally, his only claim to fame was his connection to the Meteorite, itself having no purpose. Come the remakes, [[spoiler: said Meteorite turns out to be the pseudo-Mega Stone for Rayquaza]].
* NumberTwo: To Steven in the Delta Episode, serving as head of Mossdeep's mission control.
* SmoochOfVictory: The "I'm so happy I could kiss you" kind, to the operator who had been bugging him for the entirety of the crisis, once it boiles over.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: [[spoiler:Ultimately, he never did. Worse, Raizo grew so senile that he came to think of the doll his son gave to him to help him think of him ''as his son'']].

!!Aarune (Gilly)


A world-wandering man from Unova, and expert on Hoenn's secret bases. He serves as a guide to ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'''s new and improved secret base system, filling Brendan and May in on them as they travel the region, and even battling them at one point.
* AmericansAreCowboys: Despite being from Unova, a region based on the ''New York/New Jersey area'', he speaks and dresses like a cowboy.
* CoatOverTheShoulder: He's always seen carrying his coat over his shoulder. Understandable, considering how warm Hoenn is, he doesn't have reason to wear it.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Pre-Hall of Fame, Aarune's Flygon is Level 23. Trapinch doesn't evolve into Vibrava until Level 35, and Vibrava doesn't evolve into Flygon until Level 45.
* {{Eagleland}}: He's from Unova and trends on the nicer side of this trope.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: His concept art depicts him pointing excitedly and yelling.
* {{Keet}}: Almost always speaks excitedly and seems to act this way, judging from his artwork.
* NiceHat: He wears a snazzy-looking red fedora on his head.
* ThemeNaming: Whatever the language, his name is a reference to the Hypericum flower genus.
* WalkingTheEarth: He has spent about eleven years wandering the world, looking for a Secret Base for himself. After meeting with the player, he seems to have settled in the Secret Base Guild in Fortree City.
* WeaponOfChoice: Flygon. His move of choice is Secret Power, which is what's used to create a Super-Secret Base and the TM he hands out to people when introducing the concept. Flygon even has a Normal Gem to boost the move's power.

!!Lisia (Lucia)


The niece of Wallace, Lisia is a young Pokémon Coordinator introduced in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', and the most famous and popular in the Hoenn region. She helps Brendan/May get a start in Pokémon Contest Spectaculars, and provides them with clothes to wear during those Contests.
* AffectionateNickname: Her fans call her "Lissi".
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit shows off her navel.
* BonusBoss: For Contests. After you've won all the Master Ranks once, she'll compete in the next one you enter with her Altaria, Ali. It has a moveset optimized for the contest's category and insanely high condition.
* CatSmile: When she's excited.
* CoolBigSis: She gets you started on the Contest path, and congratulates you every time you win.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her hair matches her light green eyes.
* ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName: Has a habit of spouting stuff like this.
* FamedInStory: Noted to be one of the most famous and popular coordinators in Hoenn.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Wears only one stocking on her left leg, as well as having a longer strip of hair on the right side of her face.
* GenderBlenderName: Her Altaria is male, but she notes that many people mistake "Ali" for a feminine name.
* GenkiGirl: She is very upbeat and energetic.
* HairDecorations: Wears a small hair clip, which also holds a Key Stone.
* IdolSinger: Modeled after one, and has the in-game popularity to match.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: When you talk to Wallace after defeating the both of them in a contest, he'll mention she is oblivious to your involvement in stopping the version Primal legendary.
* LuminescentBlush: Very, very, ''very'' often in-game.
* {{Nephewism}}: She is Wallace's niece.
* NiceGirl: She picks you to be the next Contest Star, and gives you a snazzy costume, a Contest Pass, and a Pokéblock Kit, all for free. She's also very supportive and encouraging to you, congratulating you whenever you hit a new milestone. Most telling is the fact that she doesn't get jealous and overly-competitive, even stating that all she wants is for people and Pokémon to have a blast participating in Contests.
* ShipTease: Lisia gets quite a bit of it with the main character no matter what gender the player chooses, leading to a minor case of AmbiguouslyBi.
* ShowgirlSkirt: A short, flared-out tutu.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks a lot like a female [[Characters/PokemonChampions Wallace]]. Turns out that she's his niece. There's also a magazine in the Sea Mauville with a woman on the cover that looks a lot like her, possibly her mother or grandmother.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: Wallace states Lisia has surpassed him in terms of Contest talent; this much shows during Contests where they appear together. Lisia's Ali will always have the higher condition.
* TransformationTrinket: She can Mega Evolve her Altaria, Ali, using the Key Stone in her hairpin.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Wears a lot of blue that shows off her feminine charm.
* UncattyResemblance: Her outfit is stylized like her Altaria with fluffy detached sleeves and [[TrueBlueFemininity quite a lot of blue]].
* WeaponOfChoice: Her Altaria, nicknamed Ali.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: With a ShowgirlSkirt tutu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light teal hair similar in color to Wallace's, which tipped people off that they were related.

!!Chaz (Kazura)

A Pokemon Coordinator and the self proclaimed rival of Lisia introduced in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. He owns a Machoke named Macherie that he adopted.

* CantCatchUp: Despite being Lisia's "rival," she far succeeds him in terms of fame and success. Part of this can be attributed to the fact that Chaz refused to train Macherie in anything other than Cuteness while Lisia has Ali specialized for all the Contests.
* GracefulLoser: Subverted. He never really lose his proud attitude but he's a good enough sport to give the player gifts to celebrate their successes.
* InterspeciesRomance: Macherie has a crush on Lisia's Ali.
* PetBabyWildAnimal: Chaz adopted Macherie when she was a Machop who was living in a cardboard box after her original trainer abandoned her.
* TheRival: Considers himself this to Lisia, who disinterested in having rivals and believes people should enter Contests for fun.
** He also considers the player character to be this, especially for Lisia's attention.
* ToBeAMaster: After the player beats Lisia he is inspired to start training Macherie to win all the Master Rank contests, including the Toughness category. He even starts training under Brawly and prepares to challenge Gyms to try and enhance Macherie's strength.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Chaz attempts to avert this trope. He believed Macherie is too cute for Toughness contests and refused to raise her Toughness. The problem with this is that Macherie only knows two Cute moves, neither of which are very impressive. Eventually, Chaz decides to start training her for Toughness Contests but states that no matter how tough she gets, Macherie will always be cute and adorable.

!!Zinnia (Higana)


A mysterious young lady introduced in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' as a major character. A Whismur named Aster is her traveling partner. She's a powerful Dragon-type trainer who travels across Hoenn by herself, and is capable of taking on Team Magma[=/=]Aqua.
%% Please refrain from commenting on Zinnia possibly being the original Aster's mother or on her being a DeathSeeker. An edit-war on the subject has already resulted in some people being edit-banned, and both are mentioned on the YMMV page.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has slightly suntanned skin to go with her outdoorsy look.
* AntiVillain: Her actions in the Delta Episode are questionable, such as stealing other Trainers' Key Stones, and more so when you learn [[spoiler:she assisted Team Aqua[=/=]Magma in their hopes to awaken Kyogre[=/=]Groudon]], but she only wanted to summon Rayquaza.
* BadassBookworm: As a Lorekeeper, she's very knowledgeable about the history of Hoenn, particularly Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, and their ancient battles.
* BadassCape: She wears a white, tattered cape around her shoulders.
* TheBattleDidntCount: [[spoiler:A variation. You can lose to her after you get [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Rayquaza]], but the game still treats it as though you won and you proceed to stop the meteor and fight Deoxys anyway.]]
* BloodKnight: Her LimpAndLivid stance and SlasherSmile when battling, as well as her eagerness to battle you a final time, show she's not merely a sweet GenkiGirl. [[spoiler: She Defeats Maxie (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Archie (in ''Alpha Sapphire'') and steals his Key Stone. The defeated team leader even remarks on her mastery over Dragon-type Pokémon.]]
* BoyishShortHair: Her forelocks are grown out quite a bit, emphasizing her tomboyish personality without diminishing her femininity.
* CallBack: One line she says references Reshiram and Zekrom.
-->"Are they based on the ideals you cling to? Or are they based on actual truths?"
* ChekhovsGunman: First appears in Petalburg Woods, before the player even gets their first badge, then not again until the postgame. [[spoiler:She's dressed as a member of the villainous team of your game at the time, though, and since you don't actually run into any female grunts until at least Slateport, you could be forgiven for not noticing that the one in the cutscene as you leave Petalburg has a unique model.]]
* TheChooserOfTheOne: Zinnia teaches you about the lore of the Hoenn region during their way up the Sky Pillar, [[spoiler:and after the player tames Rayquaza and defeats her she passes on the title of Lorekeeper to them]].
* ColorMotif: Wears primarily black, gray and tan giving off an adventurer vibe.
* CurbstompBattle:
** With her on the receiving end. She battles you after you capture Rayquaza, which along with being able to Mega Evolve, has a type advantage over all of her Pokémon and stands at Level 70, 8 levels higher than her highest leveled Pokémon, Salamence. Rayquaza alone is thus more than capable of knocking out her ''entire team'' without breaking a sweat.
** As for everyone else she battles on the other hand, she's the one doling them out.
* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:Aster the Whismur is heavily implied to be named after someone Zinnia loved very much and lost.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: Zinnia's entire plan revolved around [[spoiler:bringing Rayquaza back, using her own "fervent wish" to get it to Mega Evolve and destroy the meteoroid. She never expected Rayquaza itself to not be able to Mega Evolve simply because it's been so long and it weakened with age]].
* EasilyForgiven: The framing of the epilogue gives off this impression as despite having enough remorse to [[spoiler:return all the Key Stones she'd stolen]], certain actions such as [[spoiler:joining Team Aqua[=\=]Magma and destroying the Link Cable, right as she may be about that]], are seemingly swept under the rug.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has a Mega Anklet that wraps around her right leg, which is designed after Rayquaza.
* FloralThemeNaming: Her name comes directly from the zinnia genus of flowers. Furthermore, her Whismur is nicknamed Aster, which is another genus of flowers.
* FriendlyEnemy: She and the player are using different methods, interfere with each other's plans, and have reason to question the morality of each other's actions. Yet every time they meet, she's respectful to the point of fangirling over everything the protagonist has accomplished. This is in contrast to how she never misses an opportunity to rub in Steven being a ''former'' Champion to his face.
* GenkiGirl: Zinnia is very cheerful when the player first meets her.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a brief one when she realizes that [[spoiler:Rayquaza doesn't have enough energy to Mega Evolve, nearly making all her work during the game and her whole life as the Lorekeeper for naught. She snaps out of it when the player fixes the issue]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: She has a Salamence, and it can Mega Evolve. Apart from her Whismur, all of her known Pokémon are Dragon-type.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Despite the below JerkassHasAPoint, it goes deeper than that. [[spoiler:She may be right in calling out Steven and Prof. Cozmo for their plan to use Infinity Energy to warp the meteor, as she believes it would make them no different than AZ using his lifeforce-powered weapon three millennia ago, and that they may inadvertently doom the people of another timeline that diverged from the Kalos war. However, when you consider the fact that she joined Team Aqua[=/=]Magma hoping to awaken Kyogre[=/=]Groudon, in the hope Rayquaza would notice and awaken, as well as seeing the failure merely as a setback, she doesn't necessarily have the moral high ground to call anyone out.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Zinnia did have some point in that the Space Center's methods were unknowingly going to have massive consequences, and she expresses it through mockery and SarcasticClapping.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She tends to mock several people throughout the Delta Episode, but has a soft spot for both the player and Aster.
* LimpAndLivid: When entering battle, she hunches over and sways her arms while having a crazed look on her face. There's no real reason why, and she's calm and upright the moment the battle is over.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name refers to Red-Spider lillies, which are strongly tied to death and mortality. Similarly Zinnia's means (among other possible meanings) remembrance of those who have gone. [[spoiler:Both names refer to the fact that she has likely lost someone close to her.]]
* MsExposition: She tells you the legend of Rayquaza on the way up the Sky Pillar.
* NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer: For most of the Delta episode she refuses to explain her plan, forcing the player to simply chase her across Hoenn.
* NiceShoes: Wears cute open-toed sandals. The sandals, along with her ninja-like garbs, seem to be a walking homage to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} another sort of ninjas who wear these kinds of shoes]].
* NonActionGuy: Her Whismur, Aster, who isn't used in battle.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Only her Salamence looks like a typical dragon. Her [[DinosaursAreDragons Tyrantrum looks like a dinosaur]], her Altaria looks like a bird, her Goodra looks like a bipedal slug, and her [[BatOutOfHell Noivern looks like a bat]].
* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:After you tame Rayquaza and destroy the meteor, she "retires", and entrusts you with her duties, before leaving to go somewhere; she isn't seen again.]]
* RefusedByTheCall: She summons Rayquaza and tries to get it to Mega Evolve, but fails due to the 1000 years having drained Rayquaza of power. After the player character's meteorite restores Rayquaza's power, Zinnia decides to let them proceed in her stead.
* SarcasticClapping: Does this whenever she praises the player or mocks someone.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her top is actually backless, the telltale string along her back being the first hint.
* ShipTease: With the player regardless of gender.
* SlasherSmile: The look on her face during battles is unsettling.
* TheSouthpaw: Her left hand is her throwing hand and she's seen clutching a Poké Ball in her left hand in her Sugimori artwork.
* StepfordSmiler: Her speech atop the Sky Pillar reveals that her cheerful exuberance and enthusiasm masks a deep melancholy.
* TransformationTrinket: She carries her Key Stone on the Mega Anklet.
* TheUnreveal: It's never revealed who Aster (the Whismur's namesake, not Whismur herself) really was, and the most Zinnia says of her is vague reminiscing.
* UselessUsefulSpell: Like Drake's Mega Salamence, Zinnia's Mega Salamence lacks Normal-type moves to take advantage of Aerilate.
* VagueAge: Could be anything from late teens to late 20s. The model and art makes it difficult to tell. The fact that Steven refers to her as a 'woman' and not a 'girl' (while the player character is explicitly referred to as a child, and as a "boy" or "girl" by even Zinnia herself) only complicates things further.
* WalkingTheEarth: After the events of the Delta Episode, Zinnia speaks with her grandmother and leaves. If spoken to, her grandmother tells you that she went on a journey to "find herself".
* WeaponOfChoice: Her Salamence is her strongest Pokemon. During the final battle against her, she uses its Mega Evolution.
* WellIntentionedExtremist:
** [[spoiler:Joined Team Magma (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Aqua (in ''Alpha Sapphire'') during the main storyline and assisted them in awakening Groudon[=/=]Kyogre in hopes that Rayquaza will respond to the weather crisis caused. The fact that this doesn't happen leads to her actions in the Delta Episode.]]
** [[spoiler:She also steals many of the character's Key Stones, including Brendan[=/=]May's, Wally's, Courtney (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Matt's (in ''Alpha Sapphire''), and Maxie (in ''Omega Ruby'') or Archie's (in ''Alpha Sapphire''), hoping that a large number of them will enforce Rayquaza's Mega Evolution. Once again, she's wrong. She returns them all once the crisis is over though.]]
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She wears grey short shorts with red ties.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Battle Resort Trainers: Carnation (Sakiko) Antoin (Genya) Josephine (Minako) Kelvin (Junya) and Felix (Kojiro)

These 5 trainers will be battled in the Battle Resort. These trainers will specialize in types that the Gym Leaders, Elite Fours, and Champion from Hoenn doesn't specialized.

* BigCreepyCrawlies: Felix the Bug-type expert.
* DishingOutDirt: Kelvin the Ground-type expert.
* GreenThumb: Carnation the Grass-type expert.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Josephine the Fairy-type expert.
* PoisonousPerson: Antoin the Poison-type expert.


[[folder: Sinnoh]]

! Stat Trainers
Appearing in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond, Pearl & Platinum]]'', they can be encountered at a certain point during the player's journey. They also appear in the Generation IV's Battle Tower (Which includes ''[=HeartGold & SoulSilver=]'') as possible partners for the Multi Battle Room challenge. Each of them specialize in certain stats.

* ColorCodedCharacters: Cheryl is green, Mira is pink, Riley is blue, Marley is black, Buck is red.
* CompetitiveBalance: They all specialize in certain stats in the Battle Tower. Cheryl is HP, Mira is Special Attack, Riley is Attack, Marley is Speed, and Buck is both Defense and Special Defense.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Though only partially for Buck.
* ThemeNaming: All of them are named after grains, though some are more obvious then others (to wit: Cereal, Millet, Rye, Barley, and Buckwheat).
* WeaponOfChoice: Each of them are associated with the Pokémon they use as a tag partner in your encounters with them. In order: Chansey/Blissey for Cheryl, Kadabra's evolutionary line for Mira, Lucario for Riley, Arcanine for Marley, and Claydol for Buck.

!!Cheryl (Momi)

A young woman whom the player crosses paths in Eterna Forest.
%%* CoolBigSis
* HitPoints: Her stat specialty.
* NiceGirl: She's sweet and soft-spoken, she has a Chansey, which evolves though happiness, and in Platinum, she gives you the Soothe Bell after you help her through Eterna Forest.
* WeaponOfChoice: Chansey/Blissey.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: A forest-green shade, too.

!!Mira (Miru)

A young girl who's found lost inside a cave and needs to be escorted out.
* BadassAdorable: You first find her lost in a cave with a powerful [[MindOverMatter Psychic Pokémon]] as her partner.
%%* HairDecorations
* FashionableAsymmetry: One pigtail is pulled into a shoulder-length loop while the other hangs down past her hips.
%%* GirlishPigtails
* HeroWorshipper: A few lines indicate that she admires the player character and their way of raising Pokemon, wanting to be just like them.
%%* ThirdPersonPerson
%%* TightsUnderShorts
%%* TokenMiniMoe
* SquishyWizard: Her team specializes in the Special Attack stat. (Many of them aren't ''that'' fragile, but power is always their first priority.)
* WeaponOfChoice: Kadabra/Alakazam.
%%* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

!!Riley (Gen)

A young man who keeps peace at Iron Island.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Admit it, he has an awesome outfit. He also fills the badass trait with being one of the two stat trainers to confront Team Galactic with you in some way.
* BattleAura: In ''Platinum'', he gets an animated sprite where he stretches his hand. You can visibly see his own aura engulf it for a moment.
* {{Bishonen}}: Is certainly androgynous enough to fit the bill.
* {{Expy}}: Looks like a reincarnation of [[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Sir Aaron]], down to the blue NiceHat to their signature Pokémon.
* FedoraOfAsskicking: Works well with his suit.
* GenderBlenderName: It fits with him being a {{bishonen}}.
* GlassCannon: His team specializes in the Attack stat. (Many of them aren't ''that'' fragile, but power is always their first priority.)
* HiddenDepths: He's implied to be close to Byron, as the latter initially chose him over Roark, his son, to take over as the Oreburgh Gym Leader.
* NiceHat: His fedora is a nice touch when he's dressed as a BadassInANiceSuit.
* NonIdleRich: He actually owns Iron Island, or at least the mines on it, and helps you to navigate them and drive off some Galactic Grunts.
* PeekABangs: A variation in that his official art has the corner of his hat tilted downwards as so to cover his right eye.
* RiddleForTheAges: What's his connection to Sir Aaron, [[EpilepticTrees if any]]?
* SharpDressedMan: His outfit consists of a rather formal [[BadassInANiceSuit suit]] and NiceHat.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Dark hair (and clothes to an extent), ''seems'' pretty tall, and rather good-looking.
* ThereIsAnother: The first living, modern-day aura user in the franchise.
* VagueAge: ''Looks'' to be in his late teens at youngest and mid-20s at oldest, but if you talk to Byron, he'll comment that he has no idea how old Riley is.
* WeaponOfChoice: Lucario. [[BlatantLies This doesn't reinforce his expiness at all.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: {{In-universe}}, Byron previously asked him to be the Oreburgh Gym Leader, but he turned down the position because he thought Roark should be considered first.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It's a darker shade of blue than his outfit.

!!Marley (Mai)

A very quiet young girl who wishes to find the Legendary Pokémon Shaymin.
* AscendedExtra: Takes part in the Shaymin event in [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]].
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her appearance looks fairly similar to the Gothitelle line. This was before the Gothitelle line came along, by the way.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When talked to, she mentions "the Pokémon among flowers." This is referring to Shaymin, a Pokémon that wasn't available in a legitimately until a while after VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl's release.
* HairDecorations: Various bows and ribbons.
* FragileSpeedster: Her Pokémon specialize in Speed. The vast majority of them are unable to take multiple hits.
* {{Kuudere}}: "...I might like battling with you. ...Just a little. Only a tiny bit."
* TheQuietOne: If you talk to her when partnered up, she notes [[HeroicMime the player character]] as very chatty.
* TheStoic: Manages to be more effective at this than '''Cyrus'''.
* WeaponOfChoice: Arcanine.

!!Buck (Baku)

A trainer who wants to explore Stark Mountain to find Heatran. In Platinum, he instead helps deal with the remnant of Team Galactic.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Barry.
* FieryRedhead: Rather feisty and has the most "attitude" of the partners. Fittingly, he's the younger brother of a Fire specialist.
* HeelRealization: Realizes that [[spoiler:stealing the magma stone]] was not a good idea, so he decides to fix it by returning it to Mt. Stark.
* HotBlooded: He is the younger brother of [[PlayingWithFire Flint]], after all.
* JerkAss: Comes across this way in Diamond and Pearl.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It's toned down in Platinum, where he helps the player with dealing with Team Galactic.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Taking the magma stone.]] Fitting the trope even more, the player helps him with this.
* StoneWall: His team specializes in both the Defense and Special Defense stats.
* TheUnfought: His first appearance in Diamond and Pearl seems to set him up as an opponent. However, for some reason you end up teaming up with him instead. You can fight him at the Battleground later, if you wish.
* WeaponOfChoice: Claydol.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:He runs off to return the Magma Stone. If you try to follow him, you will find an awake Heatran and no sign of Buck or the stone. This is the last time you see Buck outside of the Battle Tower. Obviously he got out okay and the volcano didn't erupt, but still...]]

!!Looker (Handsome)
A police agent who shows up in Sinnoh to try and arrest Team Galactic. He later shows up in Unova, requesting the player's help in finding and arresting the rogue Seven Sages of Team Plasma. He shows up again in Kalos in a sidequest where the player character becomes his partner in a private detective agency in Lumiose City.
->Voiced by: (in Anime/PokemonGenerations) Creator/KaijiTang (English)
%%* BadassLongcoat
* ButNowIMustGo: At the end of his sidequest in ''X and Y''.
* TheCameo: Shows up in the postgame of Black and White, again in the postgame of ''X and Y'', and once more in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
* CatchPhrase: "I need three minutes," and he likes to describe things as "hard-boiled."
* CharacterDevelopment: In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. He's one of the focal characters of a rather large postgame sidequest, during which he gets more characterization and backstory.
* CloudCuckoolander: Even in his native language, he still comes off as more than a bit odd.
* DayInTheLimelight: Gets his own major quest chain in the PokemonXAndY postgame.
* DeadSidekick: His backstory implies that a Pokemon partner of his was killed prior to the events of X and Y, making him decide to work alone.
* FunnyForeigner: His manner of speech suggests he is not a native speaker of the language, and he's certainly an unusual fellow.
** X & Y go out of their way to explain this. He speaks fluent French [[TranslationConvention (the language the games are technically in)]] but when a Kantonian woman walks in screaming in fright in Japanese, Looker mistranslates what she said as something about being dishonored about bad tea. [[spoiler:She was robbed and her Pokémon were kidnapped.]]
** X & Y also seems to suggest that his native tongue is some sort of alt-Germanic language.
--->[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Ein, tvo, tri, fjore... fif!]] Five Looker Tickets!
* TheGambler: After the main scenario in the Sinnoh games, he can be found at the Game Corner playing slots.
** You can also see him there before you fight Maylene, though he ''claims'' it's because he's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial looking for Team Galactic]].
* HardBoiledDetective: He continuously claims to be this, but he really, really isn't.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:In ''X and Y'', it's mentioned by Emma that he used to have a Pokémon as his partner, but it didn't make it during a case a long time ago. Come to think of it, he did have a Croagunk in ''Platinum'' that hasn't shown up since...]]
* InterpolSpecialAgent
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: His real name has yet to be revealed.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:In ''Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', he's found on the beach in the Battle Resort, having washed up there with no memory of who or where he is.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has his own disproportionately epic theme music kick in whenever he rushes onscreen.
* MasterOfDisguise: He disguises himself as a rock in Platinum and as the player character's ''mom'' in Black and White.
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: He is ''not'' however a master of languages. He speaks good French, but poor English and Japanese.
* NonSequitur: At the beginning of the post-game, your mother asks Looker what him giving you the Super Rod has to do with catching Team Plasma's agents. His response? "Absolutely nothing!"
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:To Emma in ''X and Y'', but only temporarily, as once his work in Kalos is done he has to leave the region. On the other hand, once he does depart, he arranges for Emma to keep using the agency building so that she no longer has to live out in the streets.]]
* PrivateDetective: He uses this as a cover for his Interpol work in ''X and Y''.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: Indulges in this after each of his missions in ''X and Y''.
* PunnyName: His Japanese name is Handsome, which was changed to Looker in the English version to reference both his Japanese name and his job as an investigator.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: You'd think he'd should up again in ''Black 2 and White 2'' to pursue the rest of Team Plasma, but he's oddly absent. Due to the timeline showing that ''X and Y'' take place at the same time as ''Black 2 and White 2'', it's most likely the case that he was busy in Kalos during the events of the game.

[[folder: Unova]]

!!Fennel (Makomo)

A young woman from Striaton City, and close friend of Professor Juniper's. She is a scientist who specializes in studying Pokémon's dreams. She serves as a guide in the Pokémon Dream World.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her eyes match her hair color.
* CustomUniform: Her design is heavily based off of the other females of the Scientist class, but she has a flower hairclip to set her apart.
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: Does this in her anime introduction. With her lab coat, oddly enough.
* ForcedTutorial: Even if you choose "No" when she gives you the Game Sync tutorial, she will still explain it to you.
* HairColorDissonance: Well it's ''sorta''... purple... Are they going for blue, actually?
* HairDecorations: Her clip matches the pattern on Munna.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Juniper.
* HotScientist: Whether or not she surpasses Juniper in this regard is up to you.
* {{Meganekko}}: She's got glasses all right!
* NiceGirl: Despite her... [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper insistence]], she is otherwise a very kind woman.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She shows a lot of pink; her hairclip, her sandals, her inner top, and most of all, her Pokémon Munna and Musharna.
* RapunzelHair: That's about as long as her labcoat.

!!Yancy/[[StageName Nancy]] (Ruri/[[StageName Rukko]])

The female worker option should the player be male in Black 2 & White 2.
* BareYourMidriff: Covers the bottom of the torso all the way to just below the breasts.
* BeautyMark: Right below her left eye.
* CatchPhrase: She always ends her sentences in an awkward/nervous laugh "Ahaha!".
* TheConfidant: Nate becomes this to her; she talks to him about her insecurities and aspirations, and asks him advice on how to deal with family problems, competitiveness with co-workers, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking how she looks in her hat]]. [[InformedAttribute Apparently]], he gives excellent advise.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Curtis. She appears if you play as a boy.
* FanGirl: To Elesa. Yancy all but squees when interviewing her, and when Elesa smiles at her, Yancy wonders if it's "okay to be this happy".
* FerrisWheelDateMoment: With Nate, if her SidequestSidestory is followed.
** GuideDangIt: Good luck actually completing the sidequest without consulting an online walkthrough, because even the official guide is horribly unclear.
* HairDecorations: In her stage outfit she has a yellow and pink ribbon in her hair, and what is either a headband or her headset.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: More or less her purpose. The official guide even calls your friendship with her a romance!
** She even writes a love song about her and Nate, sometimes on the Celebrity TV Channel it will say she's about to sing a song she wrote titled "Xtransceiver Love", [[HeartWarmingMoments awwww]].
* LivingADoubleLife: Her "day job" is being a TV personality and celebrity idol named Nancy, who can be frequently seen on the "Celebrity" programming choice when watching a TV.
* LuminescentBlush: After calling her a certain number of times, she'll gain one in her talk sprite.
** CrushBlush: The obvious reason.
* NiceGirl: She's quite sweet and friendly.
* NiceHat: When off from work, she even asks if you like it at one point.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Obviously.
* ShipTease: It eventually becomes pretty obvious that she has a crush on Nate.
* [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter Schrödinger's]] DistaffCounterpart: If you play as a female character, Yancy still exists and can be "seen" on TV doing interviews; the player just never interacts with her.
* SidequestSidestory: After finding her lost Xtransceiver, you can initiate a series of calls with her and eventually trade Pokémon with her.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: After [[ShipTease falling in love with the player]] she goes and becomes a stage idol called Nancy which wears a very revealing bikini top as her outfit that is just [[{{Underboobs}} below her breasts]] while showing off some small amount of cleavage.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

!!Curtis/[[StageName Christoph]] (Tetsu/[[StageName Tenma]])

The male worker option should the player be female in Black 2 & White 2.
* {{Adorkable}}: Absolutely. As he gets to know Rosa on a personal level, he begins to open up, and for someone who is a rather famous and popular TV/Radio host, he's surprisingly insecure and not at all conceited.
* BeautyMark: Right below his mouth.
* CatchPhrase: Of a sort. He tends to end his interviews with a seemingly awkward/nervous laugh. "Ah ha ha!"
** As he becomes more comfortable with Rosa, he gains another:
-->'''Curtis:''' Um... I hope you can help me with this.
* ClassyCravat: He wears one with his stage outfit.
* TheConfidant: The same with Rosa as Yancy is with Nate.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: His eyes are green like his hair, and his vest.
* FerrisWheelDateMoment: With Rosa, if his SidequestSidestory is followed.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: More or less his purpose. The official guide even calls your friendship with him a romance!
* LivingADoubleLife: His "day job" is being a TV personality and celebrity idol named Christoph, who can be frequently seen on the "Celebrity" programming choice when watching a TV.
* LuminescentBlush: After calling him a certain number of times, he'll gain one in his talk sprite.
** CrushBlush: The obvious reason.
* NiceGuy: He's quite sweet and friendly. He also often talks about his family, and his dialogue makes it clear how much he loves them. He even asks Rosa for advice when he has disagreements with them, and usually resolves to sincerely apologize and avoid making the same mistake in the future.
* NiceHat: When off from work.
* ShipTease: It eventually becomes quite obvious that he has a crush on Rosa. When on the Ferris wheel with her, he even goes so far as to say that while the Unova region is certainly very pretty, it's not the only thing that's pretty around here. [[{{Adorkable}} Oh, Curtis]].
* [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter Schrödinger's]] SpearCounterpart: If you play as a male character, Curtis still exists and can be "seen" on TV doing interviews; the player just never interacts with him.
* SidequestSidestory: After finding his lost Xtransceiver, you can initiate a series of calls with him and eventually trade Pokémon with him.
** GuideDangIt: Good luck actually completing the sidequest without consulting an online walkthrough, because even the official guide is horribly unclear.
* SpearCounterpart: To Yancy. He appears if you play as a girl.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Professor Burnet

The professor in charge of the Pokémon Dream Radar application. She searches for abnormalities in different spaces where Pokémon and items dwell.
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Capture Cthulhu?]]: She built the radar so she could study Pokémon and the Dream world. She ended up helping catch the [[OlympusMons Kami Trio]]. And, if the player has any of the Generation IV game cards, she thinks about a theme, builds a new extension, and lets you ''catch the title Legendaries for those games.''
* EinsteinHair: Female variant, less balding.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: They are presumably the same type of goggles the player uses to interact with the Interdream Zone.
* HotScientist: Look at her suit. If you don't get it, look again.
* LatexSpaceSuit: Never actually explained...
* MarriedToTheJob: She makes a point of mentioning that she needs to go outside.
* MinimalistCast: Unless you count the [[OlympusMons Kami Trio]], she is the only character in the Dream Radar application.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: May have all-white hair, but was in college with Fennel.


[[folder: Kalos]]

!!Grace (Saki)

She is the parent of the protagonist in VideoGame/PokemonXAndY. She (and by proxy, you) just recently moved to Vaniville Town, not realizing that her child would start on a Pokémon adventure. She was also a world famous Rhyhorn racer but now retired, with her Rhyhorn pet resting in front of your lawn.
* ActionMom: Was a former Rhyhorn racer, who was very popular back in her day.
* BrokenStreak: She's the first mother to actually have her own room. No more mother sleeps in the kitchen jokes!
** She is also rather noteworthy that rather than Sycamore [[RecurringElement reminding you that there is a time and place for everything]], it's her instead!
* FamedInStory: She has a large amount of fans in the Kalos region due to being a professional Rhyhorn racer even to this day.
* NoNameGiven: She never actually mentions her name, but other [=NPCs=] will allude her.
* {{Tomboy}}: Implied with her former profession.

!!Dexio and Sina (Gina)

Assistants to Professor Sycamore. They appear repeatedly through the game to power up the player's Pokedex.

They reappear in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun & Moon]]'', asking player for help in tracking Zygarde.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Have a very friendly-sounding one and [[spoiler:a more energetic version as the "Defenders of Kalos".]]
* McNinja: Their [[spoiler:"Defenders of Kalos" costumes]] have this kind of motif.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler:The defenders of Kalos aren't fooling anyone.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Sina is brash, impulsive and loud while Dexio is collected and more patient. [[spoiler:This is represented in their masks and scarfs--Sina wears red ones, Dexio blue ones.]]
* ScarfOfAssKicking: While they are [[spoiler:the "Defenders of Kalos."]]
* SuperSentai: [[Their "Defenders of Kalos" disguises.]]
* ThemeNaming: Their names are derived from the Latin words for left (Sina) and right (Dexio).
* ThoseTwoGuys: Are almost never seen apart from one another.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sina has violet hair.

!! Mr. Bonding

A peculiar man who shows up in various towns in ''X'' and ''Y''. Talking to him will make him grant you a new O-Power to use.
* AscendedExtra: Sort of. [[spoiler:While he and the "Pokémon Center men" (the quintet who joined to create him) remain minor [=NPCs=], their role has been expanded since Generation III, since they actually reward the player with O-Powers for talking to them, rather than each simply commenting on the player's chosen trendy words, how many other players they've traded with, etc. More importantly, it turns out he had a more tragic past than it seemed, and a good reason to feel all but outright said to be suicidal when you meet him in Mauville Hills: he was apparently the one left with the task of laying off many people from the Mauville Corporation once Wattson decided to shut down the project, as evidenced by a letter in Sea Mauville.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:He used to be a man who felt "powerless" after he had to fire a ton of people from their jobs. After becoming Mr. Bonding, he travels the world to give power to everyone.]]
* CatchPhrase: "It's bonding time!"
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In ''X'' and ''Y'', Mr. Bonding is found in various hotel rooms (if a town has one) and "bonds" with the protagonist. That the O in "O-Power" hasn't been elaborated on also hasn't escaped the players.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Is the result of a six-way fusion between the five strange men in the Mauville Pokémon Center and a powerless man.]]
* InexplicablyAwesome: While providing you with extremely useful O-Powers is great, there's just something... not right about him. Played with and expanded upon in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', which reveals his origins.
* PornStache: Considering its association with porn, it makes him even more unsettling.
* RealMenWearPink: Is always seen sporting a pink tuxedo.
* SharpDressedMan: Wears a flamboyant pink suit.
* SocializationBonus: The O-Powers he bestows encourages this. The player can level them up faster and receive more significant effects from them by sharing them with other people in the Player Search System.
* SuperEmpowering: The ability to give people O-Powers they can use on others.
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:The old men fuse with a powerless man to give him their power. This resulted in the creation of Mr. Bonding, who takes over their role as power givers.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: It isn't that unusual for characters to sport brightly-colored hair, but when the player and most NPC models have normal tones, Mr. Bonding's purple stands out. Also noticeable are [[spoiler:the men who fused to become him - for instance, Giddy's hair isn't just blond; it's bright yellow]].

! Unmarked Spoilers for ''X and Y'' below

-->''Do you want to know unending pain... like I have?''

A mysterious Trainer from ''X and Y''. The player encounters him several times throughout their journey. He is incredibly scornful and nihilistic in regards to humanity. He is in fact the ancient king of Kalos from thousands of years ago, granted eternal life by the Ultimate Weapon after using it to revive his deceased Floette.
* AgeWithoutYouth: Played with, according to WordOfGod he continued to age despite being rendered immortal, but still looks a bit younger than you'd expect a 3,000 year old man to be.
* AntiVillain: Up there with N in terms of being sympathetic.
* TheAtoner: For killing thousands of Pokémon and people to use the Ultimate Weapon and revive his Floette.
* BadassGrandpa: He's 3000 years old, and also a decent fighter. Physically, he's stuck in his fifties or sixties.
* BlowYouAway: His Sigilyph.
* CursedWithAwesome: He was cursed with eternal life for the past 3,000 years. Whether this is a [[LivingForeverIsAwesome good]] or [[WhoWantsToLiveForever bad]] thing is up to interpretation.
* DishingOutDirt: His Golurk.
* DeathSeeker: Heavily implied, which is stunning given it is a Pokemon game.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: It takes ''3,000 years'' of WalkingTheEarth before he finally redeems himself and reunites with his Floette.
* EmperorScientist: The former King of Kalos, who also built a doomsday device/immortality machine.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: WordOfGod confirms that his Floette was a gift from his late mother, which may explain why he loves it so dearly.
* FlyingDutchman: Of the "Wandering Jew" sorts. He was cursed with immortality as a side effect of the Ultimate Weapon and has been wandering endlessly for ''3,000 years'' searching for his lost Pokémon.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Similar to [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Bianca]] in your final battle with her, all three of his Pokémon have the move Return.
* TheGhost: In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. He doesn't appear directly, but he plays a notable part in the backstory of some elements in the game.
* TheGiant: '''''HOLY CRAP.''''' Either in SuperDeformed mode or realistic-size-in-a-cutscene mode, the player character is barely taller than his ''knee''. He's described as being 9 ft. tall or taller than a stretched out Seviper is long.
** GentleGiant: Though it turns out he is rather nice once his nihilism is gone. Good thing too, because he would've been a ''very'' imposing villain otherwise.
** According to WordOfGod his height is a side effect of the Ultimate Weapon making him immortal. [[invoked]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: Sort of - he's not actively malevolent any more. His device is the reason that Lysandre is almost able to wipe out everyone on the planet, but he doesn't have that direct an impact on the plot, at least until towards the end.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Platonically, with Floette.
* HumansAreBastards: He has something of a nihilistic and negative view on humans, in part due to his own actions.
* ImmortalityImmorality: On the one hand, becoming immortal himself wasn't his main goal. On the other hand, he was willing to and did sacrifice many others to revive his partner, causing them to abandon him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ A very solemn piano theme]] plays during his scenes.
* MindOverMatter: His Sigilyph.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks very very good for his age and hasn't seemed to have aged past 50-60 physically. Though even then people in reality would shrink as they age, he did the opposite.
* PetTheDog: While he was still something of a nihilist, he stopped at Sootopolis City and planted a large tree in front of the Cave of Origin as a gift.
* PerpetualFrowner: Hard to blame him considering his backstory. He does smile after battling the PC at the end though.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: His Floette, according to ''X & Y'''s coding, knows ''Light of Ruin'', the most powerful Fairy-type move that even [[OlympusMons Xerneas]] can't get as yet.
* PlayingWithFire: His Torkoal.
* PostFinalBoss: You battle him directly after your fight with the champion, meaning you are probably more than capable of defeating his three Pokemon. Not to mention their levels are a lot lower than the Elite Four and Champion's Pokemon. AZ may not be at your level when you fight, but there's no denying that his team is good.
* RapunzelHair: Sure, it might only reach his waist, but he's about three metres tall which means that it's about six feet long.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's an immortal, and he's been WalkingTheEarth for 3000 years. Additionally, all three of the Pokemon he uses in battle are either associated with ancient civilization or longevity. Torkoal is based on a tortoise, which can live for multiple centuries, while Sigilyph and Golurk have been described as being around since ancient times.
* RealMenWearPink: His best friend is a [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Floette]].
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: After battling the PC, he'll come around to this.
* RummageSaleReject: Potentially [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as given how disheveled he looks, he may well have been homeless for a long time, leading to this trope. Not to mention the issues in finding things that would ''fit'', given his size.
* ShoutOut:
** Seems to be one to Odin, who's noted in the myths as being very tall, having only one eye, and sometimes appearing to travelers as a ragged old man. Fitting, since all three Kalos legendaries are based off Norse creatures.
** There's also hints of [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] in him too. Specifically: In the Epic, Gilgamesh traveled long and far in his quest for immortality for himself after the death of his closest companion, Enkidu; paralleling AZ's WalkingTheEarth to reunite with his Floette.
** As stated previously, he also has hints of the medieval Christian legend of the Wandering Jew.
* SoulPower: His Golurk.
* SuperweaponSurprise: Built a giant superweapon capable of mass destruction.
* TearsOfJoy: After reuniting with his Floette after 3,000 years, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he is so overwhelmed with joy that he can't even stand]].
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: It is very heavily implied in the Delta Episode that his use of the ultimate weapon resulted in the birth of Deoxys, who first started antagonising the earth around three thousand years ago.
* WalkingSpoiler: He had so many spoiler tropes that he got moved to another folder.
* WalkingTheEarth: Has been doing this for ''3,000 years''. He's confirmed during the Ruby and Sapphire remakes to have planted the giant tree in Sootopolis City and once saw Mega Rayquaza intervene in a fight between Groudon and Kyogre many years ago.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: In regards to ending the war with the machine.
* WeaponOfChoice: Floette.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is never seen after the parade, leading questions to his and Floette's whereabouts.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Master?!]]: In the backstory, Floette's reaction to the Ultimate Weapon and the cost of her resurrection was to turn her back on her beloved master and abandon him for three thousand years. Clearly, she thought he'd crossed the line, even if she couldn't articulate it as such.
* WhenHeSmiles: After your fight with him, he smiles for the first time since you met him and thanks you for freeing him from the torment of his past, which leads into EarnYourHappyEnding above.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: He's been alive for three thousand years. He doesn't enjoy it.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: His Floette died in the war and drove him to make a giant superweapon.

!!Emma (Matière)

A parentless 16-year old who lives in the alleys of Lumiose City where she goes to play with her Espurr "Mimi" and school children. She later is recruited into Looker's agency and eventually sees him as a father figure.
* ActionGirl: When she uses the Expansion suit to fight crime.
* AllLovingHero: To the point where Xerosic pulls a HeelFaceTurn, even going out of his way to make sure Emma doesn't get blamed for the crimes she committed while BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: She is the boss of the Lumiose Gang. This is actually invoked, as she explains that the gang gave her trouble but she beat them herself in the past, making them think she was their boss.
* BadassAdorable: Also rather adorable and kind.
* BilingualBonus: Her conversation with the Kanto woman is not very polite. The Kanto woman (who is frustrated and scared over the theft of her Pokemon) insults Looker's and his partners' intelligence, and Emma does not respond well to this, angrily calling the woman out for her rudeness.
* BittersweetEnding: Looker leaves Kalos behind, but he purchases the agency's building so that she can live under a roof. Furthermore, she also gets Xerosic's suit so that she can become a crime fighter.
* BonusBoss: After clearing Looker's sidequests, she can be fought using the suit on certain days in the agency.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: The suit she uses is designed so that her human capabilities are increased drastically to allow her to be an adequate {{Shapeshifter}} with capabilities matching that of a Ditto and Kecleon. It also grants her the ability to [[Franchise/{{Superman}} leap tall buildings]] InASingleBound.
* CompressedHair: How Emma manages to fit all that hair into her helmet is the true miracle of science.
* CunningLinguist: Despite her lack of formal education (she apparently [[NeverLearnedToRead couldn't even read]] before Looker took her in), she's bilingual, able to speak both Kalosian (French) and Kantoese (Japanese).
* DarkActionGirl: When she was being controlled by Xerosic.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Inherits Xerosic's Crobat and Malamar, two mons she apparently befriended rather quickly.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She goes through a lot before she gets one with Mimi.
* HappilyAdopted: By Looker, sort of.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Rather nice and kind, and also an orphan.
* ItWasAGift: Looker's agency building from Looker and the suit from Xerosic along with his Pokémon.
* LotusEaterMachine: Whenever she wears the suit, Emma is put to sleep and her body is controlled remotely. In the end, Xerosic turns the sleep mode off to allow her to use the suit's powers as how she sees fit.
* MoralityPet: Mimi whenever Emma is wearing the suit that puts her in a sleeping state. Emma herself becomes this to Xerosic, who ends up pulling a HeelFaceTurn for her sake.
* NonHumanSidekick: Mimi. Emma does not actually own Mimi, but they are extremely good friends. Understandably, Mimi never actually fights,
* OrphansOrdeal: After she is recruited into Looker's agency and learns that they don't have much food to go on, she decides to take a part-time job to help with the expenses. Unaware, she signed with Xerosic to test his suit technology.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Lumiose Gang eventually settle into the Looker Bureau, aiding Emma in her crusade for justice.
* SecretIdentity: While using the suit, she uses the codename "Essentia".
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Why the hell is a 16-year-old orphan wandering the streets of Lumiose City for so long?
* StreetUrchin: Cut ''very'' clearly from the sort of 19th-century mold embodied in the works of men like Creator/VictorHugo.
* TookALevelInBadass: Thanks to the Player Character, Looker, and Xerosic, she is essentially equipped to be able to engage in a detective business by the end of her story with the use of acquired skills, a powered suit, and 12 Pokemon.
* WalkingSpoiler: Arguably the most mysterious and least anticipated character in the whole X and Y cast.


[[folder: Alola]]

!!Lillie (Lilie)
A mysterious girl who assists Professor Kukui for personal reasons.
* CuteBookworm: She loves to read.
* MysteriousWaif: Not much is known about her except that she is crucial to the plot of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
* NiceHat: Lillie wears a white, wide-brimmed hat, presumably to protect herself from the sun.
* {{Pacifist}}: Dislikes Pokémon battles.

! Aether Foundation
An organization dedicated to protecting hurt Pokémon, especially those who have been abused by Team Skull, on their own private island.

The lovely Lusamine functions as the Aether Foundation’s president.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: In both the English and Japanese trailers, though it's more apparent in the Japanese one.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She is dedicated to showering the Pokémon in the foundation's care with love.
* PeekABangs: Her blonde bangs cover her right eye.
* RapunzelHair: Lusamine's hair flares out nearly a foot on either side of her and reaches down to her hips.
* StatuesqueStunner: Tall, thin, and beautiful.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears a short skirt and some stockings. The stockings cover almost all of the leg.

!!Faba (Sauboh)
The Aether Foundation's branch chief.
* CoolShades: The large, green sunglasses he wears are his trademark accessory.

!!Wicke (Bikke)
The assistant branch chief of Aether Paradise has a caring personality, so she’s loved by all the Aether Foundation employees.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Both her official artwork and her in-game model shows that she is a rather curvaceous woman, although partially exaggerated from her sweater and cowl.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Like Lusamine, Wicke cares about the well-being of the Foundation's Pokémon; because of this, she is popular among the Foundation's staff.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wicke's glasses add to her charm.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her Japanese name is Vikke/Bikke, a result of V and B being interchangeable in the language.
* SweaterGirl: She probably has a sufficient reason to wear a thick turtleneck sweater in the Alola region, but the pink sweater is the most vibrant part of her design.