Characters in Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets
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Team Rocket's highest ranked member, and the head of the Shadow Admins, Sleight acts as the main leader of the organization, personally overseeing the region of Kanto. Cold, precise, and cunning, Sleight has yet to find an opponent that he could not personally defeat in battle.
- Action Dad
- A Father to His Men
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Known as the strongest member of Team Rocket, and its main leader, all for good reason.
- Badass: The most powerful trainer in Team Rocket, as shown during the take down of Soil Colossus, Inc.
- Big Bad: Formerly, as part of a Big Bad Ensemble with the likes of Sombra and Ford. However, the Ancient Darkrai made him realize that there were more important things to take care of than defeating Team Liberty, who had by that point proven themselves incredibly useful for combating such large threats.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Soil Colossus never stood a chance.
- The Chessmaster
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Heel-Face Turn
- Icy Blue Eyes: A notable contrast to his standing as a Fire-Type Trainer.
- Klingon Promotion: Originally gained the position of Team Rocket's leader by killing Giovanni.
- Meaningful Name
- "Sleight"—as in, "sleight of hand"—is very fitting, considering Sleight's penchant for always having some sort of back-up plan hidden in his sleeve.
- His last name, "Alaric," can be translated to "ruler of all." Again, fitting for someone who pretty much ruled over four regions.
- OOC Is Serious Business: When Kyle and Ray brought Jupiter to warn him about what had happened to Team Galactic, Sleight appeared so distracted by Levi's disappearance—a sharp contrast to his typical self—that the effectiveness of the warning was justifiably brought into question.
- Playing with Fire: Sleight's specialty.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Story-Breaker Power: Presented this way toward the beginning of the story along with many of the other important NPCs, like Joker and Ford. This was primarily justified given that the vast majority of characters were just starting out, and has slowly faded away as time goes on. Even so, he is still regarded as an incredibly powerful trainer.
- The Stoic
- Tranquil Fury
- Two First Names
Sleight's second-in-command and the Shadow Admin of Johto, Joker is a ruthless individual who relishes the war against Team Liberty.
- Action Girl/Action Mom: As it turns out, she has two kids.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The second most powerful member of Team Rocket, and one of its leaders.
- Badass: The second most powerful trainer in Team Rocket.
- Badass Boast: In response to Adams' invitation to use any number of Pokémon to defeat her: "No. I only need one."
- Berserk Button: Threatening or alluding to threats toward her children.
- The Dragon: To Sleight.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones
- Gone Horribly Right: Her experimental power amplification machine, which caused her Golurk to grow to roughly eighty feet, ended up backfiring on her
- Heel Realization: Losing control of and almost being crushed by Leviathan forces Joker to reevaluate her attitude towards life.
- Oh, Crap: When she realizes that Calvin Truman is, in fact, Levi Alaric, and therefore in Ford's custody.
- Psychic Power: One of her specialties, the Psychic-Type.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Demonstrated by her insistence on taking Adams into her own custody following the events at Havoc, as she would be able to incarcerate her with more supporting evidence than Team Liberty would be able to.
- Revenge Before Reason: Her statements regarding Quincy Adams made her out as this following Leviathan's death; however, this is ultimately subverted due to the reasons stated under Reasonable Authority Figure.
- Soul Power: Her other specialty, the Ghost-Type.
- Story-Breaker Power: Presented this way toward the beginning of the story along with many of the other important NPCs, like Sleight and Ford. This was primarily justified given that the vast majority of characters were just starting out, and has slowly faded away as time goes on. Even so, she is still regarded as an incredibly powerful trainer.
- The Starscream: Implied. She briefly considered using the powered-up Leviathan to overthrow Sleight, though has not come up again since then.
- Token Evil Teammate: Remains as this among the Shadow Admins in spite of her own Heel-Face Turn, being the most aggressive and most reluctant to put up with the ceasefire.
- Unfinished, Untested, Used Anyway: Her Power Amplification machine, which successfully increased her Golurk's size and power at the cost of it slowly losing control over its actions.
Team Rocket's third-in-command, at least until his Heel-Face Turn
. Bounty is the Shadow Admin of Sinnoh.
The fourth of Team Rocket's original Shadow Admins. Ace oversaw the Hoenn branch of the Rocket Empire. After failing to quell a mass rebellion in Hoenn she was exiled by Sleight and eventually killed by Buzz, who would later become her replacement.
A former Rocket Executive, later the replacement for Shadow Admin Ace.
- Bald of Evil
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Specializes in Bug-Types.
- Demoted to Extra: Dropped into obscurity after his player disappeared.
- Humiliation Conga: Failed to kill Goldhawk despite having him cornered, losing one of his beloved Yanma in the process; allowed the same Team Liberty Strike Team to infiltrate Paradise twice in a ridiculously short span of time, losing his hostage—one of Team Liberty's three leaders—in the second attack; wound up injured and out of action in all three of those battles; and failed to provide any resistance when the Hojohsin League and the Darkrai moved to take over Hoenn. Little wonder Sleight's patience had run out by the time of the Soil Colossus counterattack.
- Killed Off for Real
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: On the receiving end of this from Sleight just before the attack on Soil Colossus.
- Running Gag: In every major battle that he has taken part in, Buzz has injured his right shoulder.
- Up until the Dismantling of Soil Colossus, where he remained uninjured until he was shot in the chest.
- Villain Decay: Started off as a genuine threat, killing Ace and almost killing Goldhawk in the span of a single battle, only to slip into a rapid decline from the Manaphy Arc onward.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: All but stated by Sleight. Unfortunately, Buzz only manages to turn this opinion around as he dies.
A cynical and abrasive Team Rocket member.
A laid-back Rocket Agent.
A trainer from Snowpoint.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- It's All About Me: Exhibited this attitude during the search for a cure to the deep slumber that the Ancient Darkrai had cast upon Sinnoh. Dack even admits that he's only invested in the search because his friends were affected.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Palmer calls him out on only wanting to save his friends from the Darkrais' effects.
- Your Mom: His response to a quip by Aspen about Zach's acquaintance with Erika.
A Team Rocket member, unique in being the first successfully cloned human in Team Rocket's history, using James Arthur's genetic material.
- Cloning Blues: Far too much in her introduction. Writer eventually calmed her down about it, and started trying to develop her as a character all her own.
- Opposite-Sex Clone: of James Arthur
- The Red Mage: Describes her team overall, having a mix of Physical fighters, Special attack slingers, and a healer, her team has a variety of different specialities, but thus she has not mastered any of them.
- True Companions: With Lucia, Ethan, and Gavin.
A mute assassin-slash-spy working for Team Rocket.
One of Team Liberty's original leaders.
One of Team Liberty's original leaders.
One of Team Liberty's original leaders. She was killed early on in the game during Team Rocket's attack on Four Island.
Formerly a Team Liberty Executive, Selene was promoted to Team Liberty leader following Bluefalcon's death.
- Damsel in Distress: During the Manaphy Arc.
- Demoted to Extra: Zig-zagged. Her original player planned for her to be treated as little more than a McGuffin for the Manaphy Arc, resulting in her dropping into the background during said plot. When he left afterwards, she was last seen being held by Team Magma, and was soon after traded back to Team Liberty, where she stilled remained in the background until she was finally brought back and used during Esen's introduction in Cianwood. Since then she has remained fairly active under Parugi's control.
- Faux Action Girl
- Hostage for MacGuffin: Soil Colossus's demands, offering custody of Silvermind to whichever faction successfully captured and traded over the Alpha Manaphy of the Ice Geode. Almost worked in Team Liberty's favor, except for Team Magma's arrival.
- Hostage Situation: Held hostage first by Team Rocket, then Soil Colossus, and finally Team Magma, before being returned to Team Liberty.
- Informed Ability: Her profile describes her as a master strategist and The Chessmaster, but she has never effectively demonstrated this in practice. It doesn't help that she was largely created as a plot device for the Manaphy Arc.
A Team Liberty field agent from Fuchsia City. Kyle was brought into the war at a young age, a fact that has
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: Had one against Keston Ail, essentially Kyle's shadow self.
- Brainy Brunette
- Child Soldier: Was brought into the Liberty-Rocket War at the ripe age of six.
- Cynicism Catalyst: A number of events could count, but Suicune's death was the point at which his generally friendly demeanor all but vanished.
- Despair Event Horizon: Falls way over this following Suicune's death, almost immediately after learning that his mother has died.
- Disappeared Dad: Richie Eston is implied to be out of contact with Kyle on a regular basis; he later disappears in Unova, though is eventually located.
- Heroic BSOD: Suffers a huge one immediately after Suicune's death.
- Informed Ability: Kyle's background states that he was near the top of his class during training for Team Liberty; however, little of his strategic ability has been seen at this point. Possibly justified, as he was put into a coma shortly after being introduced and the resulting damage to his self-confidence has been shown to have had a multitude of effects on him.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: After obtaining Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard and Axew/Fraxure.
- Kick the Dog: Done by Hayes after defeating Kyle by revealing the recent death of his mother to him.
- Missing Mom
- Only Sane Man: He certainly feels this way at times, anyway.
- Sanity Slippage: Began to suffer from this after a series of unfortunate happenings, but has finally started to recover from it.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran
- Shock and Awe: Utilized the prototype Electric-Suit during the battle against the Ancients.
- Trauma Conga Line: It started with his injury during the Attack on Four Island and only got worse from there. Finally caught a break after the Darkrai were defeated, though his narratives make a point of indicating that he is still shaken up.
A Team Liberty field agent and a native of Unova. Sonja's primary job is to act as a field guide for agents who have never been to Unova.
Zach "Grey" Hikari
A crafty and linguistically-skilled novice Team Liberty agent who is always looking for an excuse to laze around.
Hex is the average novice Team Liberty agent.
A hacker, former Team Rocket member, and current Team Liberty Executive.
The Hero of Time.
An aura-wielding Team Liberty agent, recently promoted to Executive.
- Battle Aura
- Demoted to Extra: Following Umbra of Doom's departure from the game.
- Disney Death: Appeared to be killed by one of Ford's hitmen early in the game, but was revealed to have survived soon after.
- Ninja: Trained under Koga when he was younger, along with Cyan Vero.
- Signature Mon: Lucario.
Team Liberty's Executive of Science.
Violin playing, fun-loving, annoying, bard of a trainer
The third Seaton sibling.
An Aura-wielding Team Liberty Agent who has been training her aura powers since the age of four.
Colette's younger sister.
The Hojohsin League
The Group as a Whole
The Hojohsin League is the brainchild of a terrorist known as John Ford, a coalition
John Ford/The Shadowed Man
A mysterious man, Ford is a terrorist with seemingly omniscient knowledge of events around the various regions.
The First Child. A polite, yet powerful follower of Ford, Pierce was elected to the position of Hoenn's president following the toppling of Team Rocket's presence there.
Maddison Hayes/Sophia Baron
The Second Child. Hayes is a cold and calculating individual, and a field operative of Ford.
The Third Child. An aggressive and brutal Ford operative.
- Blood Knight
- Bratty Half-Pint: Seems to be Pierce's opinion of her, given his "The Reason You Suck" Speech after she failed to ensure Joker's death.
- Break the Haughty: Has not taken well to her recent streak of losses.
- The Brute
- Code Name: Quincy Adams, the Third Child.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Ethan and the Unown in her first appearance.
- Dark Action Girl
- The Insomniac: Implied after she returns from destroying Havoc.
- Meaningful Name: "Treyson," the name she briefly used as a cover in Goldenrod City during the Sin Arc, means "third son," hinting to her true identity.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- The Worf Effect/Villain Decay: Her first appearance painted her as a threat on par with Pierce and Hayes. All of her subsequent battles—against Mewthree, Jackson Sang, and finally Pryce—have ended in humiliating losses for her. Notable for being the only Ford agent to have had this happen to her.
- Finally averted in Havoc. Compared to Hayes, Adams only lost three of her Pokémon in battle before circumstances cut the fight short.
The Fourth Child. Another of Ford's operatives, not much is known about McKinley.
- Affably Evil
- Blond Guys Are Evil: The only one of Ford's agents with blond hair, and implied (by Nine, no less) to be one of the—if not the— strongest and worst of the bunch.
- The Charmer
- Code Name: Tyler McKinley, the Fourth Child.
- Covered with Scars: Both of his known Pokémon—Wobbufet and Xatu.
- The Dreaded: To Nine.
- The Faceless: For a time.
- Genre Savvy: Takes advantage of the fact that the Liberty and Rocket forces in Havoc won't attack if there's the risk of accidentally injuring the innocent child he has brought with him in order to pick up Adams.
- Light Is Not Good: Has the brightest colors associated with him of any Ford agent, yet is implied to be the most dangerous.
- Manipulative Bastard: One of his most defining traits, easily convincing Adam, Sonja and Ray to become the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Children, respectively, and toying with Ellen's head to presumably get her in on the game.
- Perpetual Smiler: Generally seen as a pleasant aspect, except for the unnatural feeling that everyone gets around him.
- Smug Snake
- Uncanny Valley: There's just something off about McKinley that no one seems to be able to pin down.
The Fifth Child, an amnesiac man with a strange resemblance to the fallen Hero of Time...
The Sixth Child. For more information, see Sonja Baron.
The Seventh Child. For more information, see Ray Hakuda.
The Eighth Child. For more information, see Levi Alaric.
A weapons organization allied with Ford. Little is actually known about them, but they have become more active and more cooperative with Ford as more and more of the other side-organizations are dismantled.
Named Déoza members introduced so far have included Dragan Argall and Naum Rhodes, during the Havoc Arc; and Commander Berker Damon. Their leader is known to be David Castle, though he has yet to make an appearance.
The Ancient Darkrai
The Group as a Whole
The Ancient Darkrai were a group of Ten Darkrai who, in the beginning of the world, were entrusted with power over time and space in order to help keep those elements in balance. Their leader, Sombra, soon led them to rebel against Arceus, resulting in them being sealed away. They were eventually freed and sought to enshroud the world in darkness again, but were finally and definitively defeated through the combined efforts of Team Rocket, Team Liberty, and the three Heroes of the Origin Trio.
- Numerical Theme Naming: Named in descending order for their power levels, starting from Ten (Sombra) to One.
- Reality Warper: More so than normal Darkrai, as these possess the power to manipulate Time and Space in addition to their usual darkness-themed powers.
The oldest Darkrai in existence and the leader of the Ancients, Sombra was formerly a follower of Arceus, leading his fellow Darkrai in the Creation Pokémon's defense. After Arceus bestowed upon him and his followers the powers of Time and Space, Sombra betrayed Arceus and attempted to usurp him. He was eventually defeated and sealed away, though reappeared due to the weakening powers of the Creation Trio, managing to cover the regions in darkness and escape from imprisonment before being defeated again.
A former follower of Sombra, Nine deserted the group after realizing the evils of his ways; because of this, he was spared the fates of his siblings, though his control over time and space were taken away. He recently regained these powers through the help of Ford, and now seeks to end the Rocket-Liberty War.
- Ambiguously Evil
- Anti-Villain: Type III.
- The Atoner
- Badass: Described as the only Darkrai capable of holding his own against Sombra in single combat.
- Berserk Button: Does not react well when, during Mewthree's first test battle, the Genetic Pokémon's powers are repeatedly used to tear the fabric of space.
- Big Damn Heroes: Finishes off Eight after Kyle delivers an unexpected, though ultimately unsuccessful beat down to her that throws her into a rage.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to Goldhawk and Blackskull in his first appearance and then to Mewthree during his first appearance.
- Graceful Loser: Quietly accepts that he will likely be killed by the Sins when their powers begin to overwhelm him.
- Heel-Face Turn: Performed one just prior to the Ancients' imprisonment, after realizing just what he was helping Sombra do.
- Face-Heel Turn: Nine's eventual alliance with Ford could be seen as this, though it is implied that he is not aware of exactly what Ford plans to do.
- I Did What I Had to Do: His rationale for helping to free Sombra, as it would otherwise be impossible to get rid of him for good.
- Oh, Crap: His reaction when he realizes that the Sins are no longer asleep.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Nine only works with Ford out of a genuine wish to stop the Liberty-Rocket War.
- The Worf Effect: Suffers this against the newly-awakened Sins. Justified in that he had just participated in a grueling battle against Sombra.
- You Are Number Nine
An extremely brutal member of the Ancients.
The craziest of the Ancients, prone to incessantly toying with his prey.
A quiet Darkrai.
A rebellious Darkrai who often spoke down on Sombra's plans. Eventually sided with Ilios against Sombra.
A brutish, yet intelligent member of the Ten.
The smartest of the Ten, Three is known for designing the Void Towers.
An incredibly rude and snarky member of the Ten.
The weakest of the Ten.
Formerly an Executive within Team Rocket, Shade was for some time considered an anomaly, until his true nature as the time-traveling son of Seth Vicens was revealed.
The Seven Sins
A young man originating from Lavaridge Town, Hoenn. Decaia represents the sin of Sloth.
- Aerith and Bob: This applies to the series as a whole, but Decaia himself is a particularly notable case, combining the Significant Anagram first name "Decaia" with the relatively common, vanilla surname "Holts."
- Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil: Appears genuinely friendly to Nine, suggesting the former, and yet he nonchalantly toys with Nine and essentially leads the charge against him.
- The Assimilator: Heavily implied to have done this to Nine in some form.
- Dissonant Serenity
- Early-Bird Cameo: The very first of the Sins to appear, way before the concept of the Sins was even known to the general populace.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Humanoid Abomination: Destroyed Lavaridge in his very first appearance, which has been all but stated to have killed everyone who had been trapped there by the Darkrai, and is shown to literally extract a sphere of darkness from his chest. Then there's the fact that he literally eats sleep... Definitely qualifies.
- Meaningful Name/Significant Anagram
- "Decaia" is an anagram of "acedia," the Latin name for the sin of sloth.
- "Holts" itself is an anagram of "sloth."
- Person of Mass Destruction: His very first appearance involved him leveling the entirety of Lavaridge with a single explosion of energy.
- Sesquipedalian Smith
- Slasher Smile: Wears one of these throughout the entirety of his conversation with Nine.
- Wham Line: "Nice shot. But here's a twist from me to you—I eat sleep."
A young woman from Oreburgh City. Vidinia represents the sin of Envy.
- Berserk Button: Downplayed. Envy is infuriated when Van implies she is not human, as it reminds her of the way that people would look at her when she lived on the streets of Oreburgh, but it's more of a Tranquil Fury than anything.
- Played straight when Mars rejects her, fueling the rage that ultimately destroys Team Galactic.
- Blow You Away: Her elemental motif, appearing and disappearing in gusts of wind.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Prior to her corruption, Envy was dirt poor and lived on the streets of Oreburgh, where she was often looked upon with disdain. This ultimately left her vulnerable to corruption.
- Ditto Fighter: Her team is partially based around this concept.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Famous Last Words: "Isn't it obvious, Van? Perfection arises only in the absence of sin... and so I sought someone with the strength to defeat their heart's envy. But your darkness... It's not like Mars'—closer to mine, in fact, and all too similar in origin—reading its secrets is hardly difficult. Indeed, one must wonder if it truly belongs to you at all... Enjoy life while it lasts, Van—some of us have never gotten that luxury..."
- Green-Eyed Monster: A very literal example.
- Hannibal Lecture: Delivered quite a long one to Van Harrison in an attempt to appeal to his inner envy. It ultimately worked.
- Humanoid Abomination
- I Just Want To Be Human: Reveals that her source of envy is her complete lack of a chance at an enjoyable life.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Owns a Hydreigon, which she used to battle Van's.
- Meaningful Name/Significant Anagram:
- "Vidinia" is an anagram of "invidia," the Latin word for the sin of envy.
- "LeJauso" is "jealous" rearranged.
- Not So Different: Claims this about herself and Van Harrison, though does not elaborate.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Single-handedly destroyed Team Galactic, killing everyone in the group's base at the time except for Jupiter.
A mysterious man of unknown origin. Raimundo first appeared in Ecruteak City, emerging from a portal near the Tin Tower, yet showed the same signs of shadow corruption as the others. He represents the sin of Wrath.
One of a pair of female twins from Fortree City. Melanie represents the sin of Lust.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Famous Last Words: "Well played, Vert. I guess you aren't as far gone as you appear... Still, the game's not up just yet—I think you know that. You've done your part; now all that's left is to see how the others do with theirs. And, believe me... it will be a game worth watching."
- Light Is Not Good: Controls electricity and dresses in primarily light colors. This does not make her someone you want to meet.
- Lust: Of a power-seeking nature.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Greed's red.
- Shock and Awe: Her elemental motif.
- Sibling Team: With Greed.
One of a pair of female twins from Fortree City. Melissa represents the sin of Greed.
A young man corrupted in Mossdeep City. He represents the sin of Pride.
- Spoiled Brat: His brief musings about their corruption indicate this to some degree.
A young man corrupted in Mossdeep City. He represents the Sin of Gluttony.
A neutral trainer until he joined Team Plasma. Evan is the envoy of Palkia.
The dark half of Evan Tierra, Feral was released once Evan lost control of his powers over space after realizing that he had been lied to by Searcher.
A former member of Team Energon, Black led Zach, Kyle, and others on a chase around Unova, eventually revealing himself as Zach's long-lost older brother.
Summer Shirayuki/Jessica Hakuda/Jenny Hakuda
A young girl from Unova. Ellen became an unofficial participant in the Rocket-Liberty War when she joined up with Ryan Sanders and the Shiny Beasts Group.
Klim "Kinali" Prizak
An unaffiliated trainer. Kinali became involved in the war when the Creation Trio's power began to weaken, threatening the existence of the world. Kinali is the envoy of Giratina.
A freelance assassin legendary for his combat skills.
- Break the Haughty: A fairly mild example, but he hasn't been quite the same since thwarting Elton's mind control plot.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivered a brief one to Quincy Adams during his introductory arc.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Maroon hair and eyes.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Expy: Of Claire Stanfield.
- Knife Nut: His preferred assassination method.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Done by McKinley's Xatu after he deliberately told Sang the details of Ford's current plan, leaving Sang to try and find a way to undo the damage.
- Last Name Basis: Only ever referred to as Sang, even by the narration. The one aversion has been with a flashback to his childhood, in which his friend Emre referred to him as Jack.
- Meaningful Name: "Sang" comes directly from "sanguinary," a descriptor meaning something "involving or causing much bloodshed."
- Mercy Kill: Delivered one to Tate and Ash.
- My Greatest Failure: Failed to stop Ash Ketchum from being brainwashed by Elton, and thus failed the contract he was on. Apparently the first time he has ever lost in his life. On the plus side, he did manage to save Misty, Darren, and a bunch of other prisoners.
- Took a Level in Badass: As shown by a flashback, nine-year-old Sang was not the strongest kid on the block.
A man who appeared underneath Opelucid some time after the Ancients' defeat and was subsequently freed by Feral.
- Frame-Up: His most recent act, attempting to make it seem as if several members of Team Liberty are attacking Opelucid's residents. It did not go as expected.
- Mind Control: Effectively brainwashed the entire populace of Opelucid, turning them into his slaves.
The head of Soil Colossus, Inc. Formerly a Team Rocket scientist, Sandrock worked on a mind control machine for much of his time in the organization, until it was forcibly shut down by Shadow Admin Sleight, losing his original Pokémon team in the process. In retaliation, he devised a plan to get back at them.
A group of eight trainers who took over the Celadon Department Store. At the moment, not much is known about them, but they seem to have some sort of interest in Rayquaza.
- Adorkable: Skye.
- Blow You Away: The main theme of their team is the Flying-Type, as evidenced by their name and their interest in Rayquaza.
- Boxed Crook: Ethan convinced the police to give them this opportunity. Only Skye and Skylark took up the offer.
- Catch Phrase: Windy's "As if."
- Expy: 3/8 of the team have been based around this.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Windy attempted to use a mysterious green orb to summon and control Rayquaza, and when it did not work she began to mishandle it. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a Transfer Orb, which ended up merging her with her Pidgeot.
- Meaningful Name: All of Team Zephyr's members' names evoke the sky or the wind in some form or another. Yet, even so...
- Odd Name Out: Team Zephyr consists of Skylon, Skyle, Skylark, Skyler, Skya, Skylah, Skye, and their leader... Windy.
- Token Evil Teammate: Skyle.
- Villainous Breakdown: Occurred to Windy when she realized that her orb wasn't working.
A lone Trainer who appeared in Cianwood City in order to help against the brainwashed Rocket Elites, Esen soon revealed herself to be none other than the daughter of the late Shadow Admin Ace.
- Action Girl
- Awesomeness by Analysis
- Badass Bookworm: Often, her inner monologues during battle reference the combat training she received, which thus far has covered basic topics like type advantages to more nuanced studies like the battle styles of specific Gym Leaders and Pokémon.
- Blow You Away: All of her Pokémon so far have been Flying-Type, much like her mother.
- Establishing Character Moment: Gets two shortly after her introduction.
- First, she makes short work of the same Gym Leader-strength Pokémon that had handily defeated TL Agents Jenny and Hex moments before her arrival, through virtually perfect use of type advantages, immunities and superior strength.
- After telling off Silvermind for her role in Ace's death, she nonetheless saves the Liberty Admin from what could have been a lethal Charge Beam attack, suffering an injury to herself in the process.
- Meaningful Name: In addition to the "wind" in "Windred," "Esen" is a Turkish name meaning "the wind," further referencing her type specialty.
- Sugar and Ice Personality
Sleight's wife, a woman noted by Sang for her powerful presence and fierce determination.
- Ascended Extra: First appeared as an off-hand mention in the time skip post; later becomes much more important when her son is kidnapped.
- Determinator: Part of Sang's observations about her during a brief encounter.
- Mama Bear: The overall impression she gives off to Sang in a very brief encounter.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: While not exactly "royal," she is the wife of the most powerful man in Kanto, and she insists on personally joining the search for her missing son.
Sleight's son, who disappeared under unknown circumstances shortly after the six month time skip. Later revealed to have been abducted and recruited by the Hojohsin League as the Eighth Child.
- Ascended Extra: First appeared as an off-hand mention in the time skip post, and was later kidnapped under mysterious circumstances.
- Child Soldier: Virtually all of Ford's apprentices are this to some extent, given their early recruitment, but Calvin in particular is implied to be somewhere around the age of nine or ten.
- Code Name: Calvin Truman, the Eighth Child.
- Covered with Scars: According to his mother, courtesy of an accident that occurred shortly before the beginning of the story.
- Mind Rape: Implied to be enduring this in his introductory post.
- Momma's Boy: Described as much closer to his mother than his father.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Described as having black hair and blue eyes, just like his mother and father, though notably not as icy-intense of a blue as his father.
- Troubled Child
- White Mask of Doom: Wore one when he appeared in Havoc. Much like his general presence there and cooperation with Ford, he likely did not don it willingly. It was later discarded on James Pierce's orders.
- Psychic Powers: All Legendary Pokémon are assumed to have limited telepathic abilities, allowing them to communicate with humans.
- Talking Pokémon: See above.
- Berserk Button: Threatening, harming, and especially killing his fellow clones.
- Cloning Blues: Suffered from this for some time after his creation; by the time the events of Rot R roll around, he has other problems to deal with.
- Despair Event Horizon: Suffered a severe case after the other cloned Pokémon were killed.
Another Mewtwo created by a Unovan bounty hunting company at the request of Ford.
- Cloning Blues: Surprisingly averted; Mewthree is aware of why and how he was created and has not shown any negative feelings toward that reason.
- Fan Nickname: To differentiate him from Mewtwo.
- From a Single Cell: His Recover abilities are shown to be much more potent than those of the original Mewtwo.
- Skilled, but Naďve: As a newly born Pokémon, Mewthree still has yet to master his powers.
A legendary bird Pokémon.
- Berserk Button: Will absolutely destroy any sources of evil that it locates, as the Searchers found out the hard way.
- The Nth Ho-Oh: Is capable of regenerating when killed, albeit with a new personality. As of its battle against Feral, Ho-Oh is on its third life.
- Shout-Out: Unsurprisingly, the rules regarding Ho-Oh's regeneration were directly inspired by Doctor Who.
A female Raikou from Orre who later joined Team Liberty.
The Shiny Beasts
A shiny Entei, Raikou and Suicune who originate from a different dimension. After sensing the powerful disturbances in the dimensional fabric, they appeared in the main dimension to rectify the problem.
The Creation Trio
A group of Legendary Dragons consisting of Palkia, Dialga and Giratina.
Deoxys (Xalpha/Ariadne, Odin, Vili, and Vé)
Ariadne is a Deoxys recruited by Team Rocket member Robert Hawkins. She assisted in defending Paradise from Team Liberty's attacks. It was later revealed that she was formerly the queen of the Deoxys race on their home planet; after seeing their actions on Earth, she relinquished her position in disgust.
Odin, Vili, and Vé are a trio of lower-power Deoxys revived by Ariadne and a group of Latios and Latias. Each is confined to a single, specialized form, coinciding with the colors of the gems in their chests, and all three serve as Ariadne's honor guard.
Official Series NPCs
One of the Dex Holders and the son of the now-deceased Team Rocket leader Giovanni. Silver originally operated as a Team Liberty agent; within the past year, however, he betrayed the organization for Team Rocket.
The Rocket Triad
A group of Gym Leaders working with Team Rocket, consisting of Lt. Surge, Koga, and Sabrina. Later turned out to be brainwashed by Elton, and upon his defeat were sent into a psychic rampage.
The former Gym Leader of Mahogany Town. Pryce only appeared for a limited time, in a side-dimension where he had been placed under the control of a mysterious, pool-like entity.
Team Magma's primary leader. After realizing the folly of his ways, he reformed and has transformed Team Magma in an organization of good.
Team Aqua's primary leader. Archie was imprisoned along with Maxie following the conclusion of the Hoenn saga; unlike Maxie, he did not reform, and has been imprisoned in Lilycove City for some time now. He was recently released following the return of Team Aqua, though following intervention by Team Rocket, he was killed via telekinetic neck snap by Sabrina.
The Six Sages
The six Sages of Team Plasma.
- A Million Is a Statistic: Averted. They explicitly condemn Evan's decision regarding Hayes because he operated under this mindset.
- This actually appears to be a Berserk Button for Rood, who absolutely flips out when Kinali reassures him that the damaged land of Unova will be fine, without mentioning the people whose lives were lost in the battle.
- Chess Motifs: The structure for their organization's ranking system.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Applies to certain Sages more than others, but Gorm is the best example.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Deliver one to Evan following Hayes' defeat, as he forfeited an opportunity to bring her in.
- They later deliver another one to the main player group after Palkia and Black-Kyurem destroy a large chunk of Unova.
One of Team Galactic's admins, and the last surviving member of the group following their encounter with Envy.
- Ascended Extra: Initially appeared in a background role during Team Galactic's recruitment into the Hojohsin League; later emerged again—much more prominently—with Envy's introduction.
- Guest Star Party Member
- Only Sane Man: Seemed to feel this way while dealing with Vert.
- Sole Survivor: Of Envy's attack on Team Galactic.
- Spanner in the Works: If it hadn't been for her vocal objections, Vert might have succeeded in capturing and experimenting on Evan and Landorus.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: By the time she gets around to informing Sleight about Envy, she has adopted this expression, having had to recount the total destruction of her friends and co-workers so many times.