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Ash's Pokémon (XY Series)

All of Them (Kalos Region)


Froakie (Keromatsu)

Voiced in Japanese by: Shinichiro Miki
Voiced in English by: Billy Bob Thompson

One of the starter Pokémon Professor Sycamore intended to give out to new trainers. This Froakie has so far actually rejected every new trainer he was given to. Froakie has a strong sense of justice and can easily see through Team Rocket's disguises. After seeing Ash's determination and willingness to help a rampaging Garchomp, he decides to bond with Ash and become his first Kalos region Pokémon.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Gives Fletchling a friendly slap on the head after training for the rematch against Viola.
  • Blush Sticker: He would blush like this when someone thanks him.
  • Bubble Gun: He knows Bubble.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Froakie seems to have shades of this, feeling a need to throw himself into the problems of others.
  • Confusion Fu: Bypasses Wobbuffet's Mirror Coat by throwing his Frubbles (the sticky foam around his neck) to assault it, rather than using an attack move, thus stopping Mirror Coat from working.
  • Cool Mask: He can make a mask using his Frubbles when he's trying to be stealthy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His previous trainer was revealed to have given him back to Sycamore in the second episode. Sycamore mentions that it wasn't the first time he was given back. Froakie refused to listen to them because he didn't like them.
  • Determinator: He seems to have a strong sense of justice and will stop at nothing to uphold that. In his debut episode he took a Mirror Coat-reflected Electro Ball (a super effective attack against it at double power) and remained standing, even turning the tide against Team Rocket for the heroes.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Knows Double Team.
  • Eyes Always Shut: When at ease, his eyes remain closed most of the time, but when he becomes serious, they're open.
  • Frogs and Toads: He's a frog. In particular, his climbing and jumping abilities bring to mind a tree frog.
  • Genre Savvy: Unlike everyone else, Froakie has an easier time seeing through Team Rocket's shoddy disguises.
  • Humble Hero: He has an awkward time accepting compliments or gratitude, and tends to blush when put on the spot.
  • Improv Fu: Froakie is not above hurling nearby apples at his opponent as a distraction.
  • In a Single Bound: Like the rest of his species, Froakie is a quick, powerful jumper.
  • Kamehamehadoken: How he uses Water Pulse.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Whenever Ash gets a Water-type Starter, they are usually comic relief. Froakie, on the other hand, has established himself as having a serious personality.
  • Leave Him to Me: During his fight with Fletchling.
  • Making a Splash: A Water-type.
  • Mundane Utility: When Fennekin's tail gets messy, Froakie uses his Frubbles to clean and shine Fennekin's tail.
  • Ninja: Based on his actions and the theme of its species, there's no denying Froakie is this.
  • Ninja Log: He can use his Frubbles to make a decoy of himself when he was battling Fletchling who fell for it.
  • The Spock: He can be quite pragmatic, advising Pikachu to not have mercy on Meowth when he needs help.
  • Sticky Situation: His Frubbles. It was used to both trap Team Rocket and keep a Garchomp in place.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Froakie is very proud and likes to maintain a cool and aloof disposition, though he has no problem being friendly with his teammates.


Fletchling (Yayakoma)

Voiced in Japanese by: Yuka Terasaki
Voiced in English by: Lisa Ortiz

Ash and the gang encounters Fletchling when it stole food from a wild Dedenne. This act angers Froakie who challenged it to a battle, leading to Ash's eventual capture of it.

Clemont and his Pokémon

    Clemont (Citron) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Yuuki Kaji
Voiced in English by: Michael Liscio Jr.

The new boy for the XY series, and Bonnie's older brother. Gadgeteer Genius extraordinaire, his inventions have helped Ash on more than one occasion.
  • Adorkable: His poor physical condition and obsession with technology, just to name a few of his endearing quirks.
  • Agent Scully: Played with. When Clemont gets scared of something illogical, he tries desperately to explain it from a scientific perspective, if just to relieve himself.
  • Awesome Backpack: His backpack contains numerous scientific gadgets, including an Aipom-Arm and an enormous airbag, among other things. On the downside, it is likely heavy, which makes his lack of athletic physique more apparent.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He basically managed to get a good fight out of Ash & Pikachu with a freshly-caught Bunnelby just by correctly anticipating how the two would battle, but didn't expect Ash to lure him in with Iron Tail to get in Electro Ball at point-blank range.
  • Badass: Keep in mind he is a gym leader who gave Ash a good battle.
  • Bag of Holding: Equipped his backpack with a function that lets out an enormous airbag.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He cares for and protects Bonnie.
  • Bungling Inventor: The Japanese opening shows one of his inventions exploding right in his face. Most of his other inventions are also shown to be less than flawless.
  • Butt Monkey: Whether its his inventions failing or being the occasional butt of one joke or another, he seems to come out the worst in many situations.
    • In XY018, the others needed to trade him to the princess for the PokeFlute, but ended up forgetting about him until the last second. He has to put his jumpsuit on a robot as a decoy and escape in his undershirt and underwear, much to everyone's horror.
  • Catchphrase: "The future is now, thanks to science!"
    • When busting out his latest invention: "Clemontic Gear, ON!"
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has some kind of device built for every situation imaginable.
  • Elemental Hair: A blond, lightning bolt-shaped cowlick to suit an Electric specialist.
  • Fail O'Suckyname: Some of the names he gives to his inventions.
    • He named a device that generates energy, "Energy Generation Machine."
    • His "Sticky Never Give Up Machine" is a very lame pun in Japanese; "neba neba" means "sticky", but also sounds like "never never."
  • For Science!: His motivation.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's an inventor and keeps a number of useful gadgets in his backpack (although they backfire some of the time).
  • Gym Leader Incognito: A definite case of It Was His Sled if you've played the associated games.
    • Turns out he created a robot that turned on him and kicked him out of the Gym because he programmed it badly and mistimed when to enter the override passcode.
  • Hammerspace: As usual, it is left up to the viewer's imagination as to how Clemont manages to carry around all those machines.
  • Idiot Hair: He has a lightning bolt-shaped ahoge, and while Clemont himself is quite intelligent, he is prone to silly situations where his machines unexpectedly backfire.
  • Large Ham: Whenever he shows off an invention (before it blows up), he always enters this behavior.
  • Late Arrival Spoiler: If you've played the game, you should already know that he's the gym leader of Lumiose City. The opening also shows his silhouette in the lineup with the other regional gym leaders.
  • Meaningful Background Event: he and Bonnie first appear walking behind Ash before he enters the Prism Tower. And they're depressed over something, too.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese and English names reference lemons note  as well as certain electrical terms.
  • Missing Mom: His father, Meyer was introduced in XY009, but his mother doesn't seem to be present, not even a photo, flashback, fantasy, or cameo was shown.
  • Nice Guy: Clemont has been shown to be very kind and polite, maybe even a bit of a pushover at times.
  • No OSHA Compliance: See Clembot's entry. Note that this wasn't intentional on Clemont's part, either.
  • Non-Action Guy: In terms of his physical ability, but being a gym leader, he is certainly no pushover in Pokémon battles.
  • Performance Anxiety: He can become very camera-shy if he's put on the spot.
  • Playful Hacker: His Aipom Arm is able to effortlessly hack into a secured backdoor of the Prism Tower. Given the tower doubles as his Gym, it makes sense.
  • Promoted To Parent: Clemont has had to scold Bonnie, remind her of her manners, and essentially acts as her caretaker. She even directly asks for his permission in order to "keep" Dedenne as her future Pokémon.
    • Subverted by their father being around, making Clemont more Bonnie's (mostly willing) caretaker than anything else. However, their father seems to be working all day and all night
  • Rock Beats Laser: Almost literally. In XY 007, after Team Rocket tries to capture all the Rhyhorn, the controller for the cages is dropped after Fennekin uses Ember. Clemont dives on the remote with a rock and smashes it.
  • Running Gag: His inventions working well, only to inevitably explode in his and everyone else's faces, leaving them with Funny Afros.
  • Science Hero: Whereas Ash solves his problems through sheer tenacity, Clemont has a variety of inventions to rely on for any situation.
  • Shock and Awe: His specialty as a Gym Leader is Electric types.
  • Smart People Build Robots: He built the Clembot to mind the gym while he's away. At one point it malfunctioned and locked him out of his own gym, but with his friend's help, he managed to beat it in a Pokemon battle and reprogram it to run the gym properly.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He is apparently quite the inventor, creating many ingenious, and occasionally unorthodox, devices.
  • Squishy Wizard: What he excels in intelligence, he lacks physically. It is made apparent right in the second episode that he is out of shape. After Team Rocket's first intervention, he, Ash, and Bonnie rush to Professor Sycamore's lab to take care of an injured Froakie. Clemont runs out of breath really fast and tells the others that he'll catch up with them. Lugging around that heavy Awesome Backpack of his doesn't help. Bonnie calls him out on this many times.
  • Team Chef: He's a very good cook, and describes cooking as a kind of science.
  • Versus Character Splash: He gets one with Ash.


Bunnelby (Horubi)

Voiced in Japanese by: Chinatsu Akasaki
Voiced in English by: Alyson Rosenfeld

Bunnelby is a Pokémon that Clemont recently caught before meeting Ash. When asked by Ash what type of Pokémon he has, Clemont only showed him Bunnelby and it's the first Pokémon that Ash battled in the Kalos region.



Voiced by: Megumi Sato

Dedenne first encountered the gang when it drops its food in front of them before getting stolen by a Fletching that Ash eventually captures. Dedenne was encountered again when it stole food from Bonnie. After a struggle with Team Rocket, it bonds with Pikachu and Bonnie. Bonnie wants Clemont to capture Dedenne for her which he agrees to. While Dedenne is technically owned by Clemont, he lets Bonnie take care of Dedenne since she's too young to be a trainer.
  • Bizarre Alien Senses: Dedenne is able to track Pikachu after having exchanged electricity with him, as is typical of his species.
  • Deadly Hug: Its Nuzzle attack, which would be adorable if it weren't for all the electrocution.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Dedenne starts to admire Pikachu when he protects it from Team Rocket.
  • Head Pet: It's usually seen on Bonnie's head or in her bag.
  • Heavy Sleeper: It needs a lot of sleep to recharge its electricity.
    • Deus Exit Machina: It also has a tendency to fall asleep just when it is needed the most.
  • I Owe You My Life: Gratefully joins Clemont's party after he helps save it after nearly drowning.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Fairy-type.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Bonnie's first reaction to Dedenne is exclaiming how cute it is. Dedenne effectively fills the role of the team's obligatory cute Team Pet.
  • Shock and Awe: Electric-type.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Though initially wanting no business with Pikachu, it is quickly bought over when Pikachu kindly feeds it.
  • Tunnel King: Dedenne apparently lived in an underground tunnel system before being captured.


Chespin (Harimaron)

Voiced in Japanese by: Hitomi Nabatame

Chespin is one of the starter Pokémon at Prof. Sycamore's lab. When Ash and the gang return back to Prof. Sycamore's lab, Chespin steals Serena's basket of macarons and eats them for itself. After it witness Team Rocket kidnap Prof. Sycamore and, unintentionally, Serena and Bonnie, Chespin helps Ash and Clemont track down Team Rocket. When Chespin's life becomes endangered by Team Rocket's mecha robot, Clemont saves it and they start to bond. After defeating Team Rocket, Chespin wishes to join Clemont's team which he accepts.
  • Balloon Belly: As a consequence of being a Big Eater, it at one point becomes overweight, which hinders it in battle.
  • Big Eater: Chespin is quite the glutton, and especially loves macarons.
  • Determinator: Even when its attacks have no effect, it refuses to give up against the Mega-Mega-Meowth mecha after being shown friendship.
  • Follow Your Nose: Its sense of smell is very acute when it comes to locating food.
  • Green Thumb: It's a Grass-type.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Overgrow.
  • I Owe You My Life: Starts bonding with Clemont when he saves it from being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others/Broken Streak: It's rather noticeable that Chespin broke the trend of Ash always ending up owning the regional Grass-type starter in every region he visits by being under the command of Clemont instead.
  • The McCoy: Chespin is very trusting and generous, and was even willing to offer help to Meowth when he needed it.
  • Obsessed with Food: Its obsession with food helped it locate Team Rocket's hideout. The same obsession has also lead him into dangerous situations, such as nearly being crushed by Team Rocket's mecha as it tried to pick up some macarons, and becoming overweight in one episode.
  • Spike Shooter: Knows Pin Missile.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: After Clemont saves it, Chespin offers a macaron to Clemont for saving its life. After Team Rocket has been defeated, Clemont offers some of the macarons to Chespin but instead of eating them all it shares it with the rest of the gang.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Started out as a greedy troublemaker, but soon gets better after bonding with Clemont.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Macarons.
  • Use Your Head: Its Tackle is a powerful headbutt.
  • Whip It Good: Knows Vine Whip.

    Lumiose Gym Pokémon 

Lumiose Gym Pokémon

  • Just Following Orders: While Clemont's Pokémon were happy to see him back, they still have to battle Clemont and his friends due to being under Clembot's command.
  • Shock and Awe: It's an Electric type gym.

Magnemite (Coil)

Magneton (Rarecoil)

Heliolisk (Erezado)

Voiced in Japanese by: Kiyotaka Furushima]]


    Bonnie (Eureka) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Mariya Ise
Voiced in English by: Alyson Rosenfeld

Clemont's little sister and another sidekick for the XY series. She's too young to own a Pokémon of her own yet, but has a willing spirit to help out in any way she can. With a bottomless curiosity and a burning passion for Pokémon, Bonnie loves to take care of and play with Pokémon of all kinds.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: She doesn't pull her punches when pointing out Clemont's lack of athleticism, but seems mature enough to know when to apologize. Also, much to Clemont's exasperation, she asks just about any girl she meets to marry him.
  • Big Brother Worship: She may snark at Clemont's lack of athletic skill, but she still looks up to him.
  • Blush Sticker: In her more genki moments.
  • Catch Phrase: "Keep." Bonnie's vocabulary is not terribly extensive, so she uses "keep" as a substitute for several verbs such as "capture" and "marry".
  • Cheerful Child: Curious, energetic and innocent. Bonnie always sees things through a positive lens, and gives every new Pokémon a chance, regardless of their appearance or natures.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She pretty much squees at the sight of every new Pokémon she meets, even a Garchomp.
  • The Cutie: Her antics, affection for Pokémon, and youthful energy makes her a younger sibling all the characters want to look after.
  • Dragged by the Collar: Done by one of Clemont's mechanical arms when she asks Viola to marry her brother.
  • Expy: Of Max, playing the Max to Clemont's May. In terms of actual characterization, she's much more polite and energetic. There is also the fact she is less egotistical and downright admires her brother.
    • She also seems to have inherited Brock's Running Gag, deeming almost every new female she meets to be potential wife material for her older brother.
  • Genki Girl: Getting zapped by Pikachu doesn't dampen her spirits one bit.
  • Gratuitous French: "S'il vous plait"
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a yellow circular clip for her distinctive sidetail.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Huge, expressive blue eyes perfect for a young girl like Bonnie.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Her brother's lame invention names, awkwardness, and tendency for his inventions to explode gives her plenty to work with.
  • The Matchmaker: Tries to find a future wife/girlfriend for Clemont, much to his embarrassment.
  • Meaningful Name: Both her Japanese and English names refer to different varieties of lemon (the Eureka and Bonnie Brae, respectively).
    • "Eureka" is also an expression used to declare when one has achieved an enlightened thought, complimenting her tinkering brother.
  • Modesty Shorts: Wears a pair under her little tutu skirt.
  • Mythology Gag: When she asks a girl to marry her brother, Clemont drags her away with the Aipom-Arm similar to how Brock gets dragged away when he flirts with a girl.
    • She also seems to be the anime stand-in for the interactive part of Pokémon Amie.
  • Sweet Tooth: Bonnie loves her sweets. She even starts drooling just from Serena talking about the restaurants and bakeries in Lumiose City.
  • Tagalong Kid: She sticks by Clemont's side whether he wants it or not. He generally doesn't seem to mind though.
  • Third-Person Person: Sprinkled in here and there, as per usual Character Tics for Japanese children.

Serena and her Pokémon

Voiced in Japanese by: Mayuki Makiguchi
Voiced in English by: Haven Paschall

A girl who lives with her mother in the Kalos region. After seeing Ash's face on a news report, she's certain that he's the same boy she met when she was younger. Serena joins Ash on his quest despite not knowing to what end, though she is hopeful that staying with her newfound friends will help her figure it out.
  • Borrowed Catch Phrase: While teaching Ash how to ride a Rhyhorn, Serena surprises herself when she habitually uses her mother's "Go for broke" motto.
  • Catch Phrase: "Ta-dah!"
  • Childhood Friends: Knew Ash years ago when they were younger and went to a Pokémon Summer Camp together.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Bonnie, treating her like a younger sibling of sorts.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: She's still unsure what she wants out of her Pokémon journey.
  • The Fashionista: She is very enthusiastic about fashion and is eager to see what kind of shops the gang will come across.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Serena is good at baking, and often prepares confections for her friends.
  • Generation Xerox: Her mother wants her to be a Rhyhorn racer, though Serena herself has said she hates it. She later finds that her mother has rubbed off on her more than she thought.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a pink bow when she's handling Rhyhorn, and when she's sleeping.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Implied, given that her mother had to use a Fletchling to force her out of bed.
  • Implied Love Interest: For Ash.
  • In the Hood: She is shown to wear a hoodie on occasion.
  • Meanwhile, Back at the...: The first few episodes devote some time to developing Serena as she leaves her home town to begin her Pokémon adventure. It is not until Episode 5 that Serena actually encounters Ash in person.
  • Meet Cute: When they were younger, Ash saved Serena when she was hurt and lost in the forest, teaching her to never give up.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Kept the handkerchief Ash used to bandage her leg all those years ago. Upon returning it to him, Ash is able to recall how they first met.
  • Mythology Gag: Just like the games, a Fletchling wakes her up in her first appearance.
  • Naďve Newcomer: She knows very little about Pokémon training; and like May and Dawn, didn't know about the Inexplicably Identical Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys.
  • The Navigator: To remedy Ash's No Sense of Direction, Serena is in possession of the gang's town map.
  • Nice Girl: She is very thoughtful, and plays a supportive role in the group.
  • Nice Hat: She starts to wear one after beginning her journey.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Outside her usual outfit, Serena, in contrast to Ash and Clemont's blue, is most associated with pink.
  • Remember the New Guy: Despite apparently being Childhood Friends with Ash from before the start of the anime itself, she has not been mentioned or encountered at all until the XY seriesnote . It is eventually revealed that this is due to a Forgotten First Meeting on Ash's part.
  • Ship Tease: With Ash, big time. Serena has a bashful air around her when she first reunites with Ash, and seems to admire him, being quick to praise every little thing he does. She repeatedly seeks Ash's approval when she changes her appearance, and becomes uneasy when other girls have Ash's attention.
    • Taken Up to Eleven when the two first met, which involved Serena being rescued during a moment of need, followed by an accidental hug, plenty of handholding, and blushing from Serena.
    • An official relationship chart vaguely describes Serena's feelings towards Ash as "Likes...?"
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: The fact she suffered two cases of Amusing Injuries in the first episode alone indicates this.
  • Through His Stomach: After joining the team, Serena bakes cookies for everyone, but specifically presents them to Ash first. Any intention she may have had clearly fails due to Ash being more impressed with the taste than the thought.
  • Younger and Hipper: After a fashion. In the games, while she's infamously hard to pin an age on (see here for more info), she tends to have much more of a mid-late teen atmosphere; notably, in the games she's taller than Clemont and has to bend way down to talk to Bonnie. Here, she's somewhere between Ash and Clemont in height and seems to be Ash's age.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A


Fennekin (Fokko)

Voiced in Japanese by: Megumi Hayashibara
Voiced in English by: Eileen Stevens

Fennekin is the starter Pokémon Serena chose from Professor Sycamore. It is a tidy Pokémon that takes great pride in its well-groomed appearance. However, the one thing Fennekin loves more than looking its best is its trainer, Serena.
  • Charm Point: Fennekin takes great pride in its well-groomed tail, becoming uneasy if it is tarnished.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Fennekin has these.
  • Drama Queen: While making a PR video with Serena, it repeatedly attacks Ash and Pikachu because they accidentally dirtied Fennekin's fur.
  • Fantastic Foxes: It's based on the Fennec fox.
  • The Fashionista: Like Serena, Fennekin loves to get dressed up and appear its best.
  • Jerkass Ball: In Episode 21, when it became jealous of another, more popular Fennekin, and became obsessed with creating a perfect PR video with Serena.

Supporting Characters


Alexa (Pansy)

Voiced in Japanese by: Aya Endo
Voiced in English by: Jessica Paquet

A journalist from the Kalos region and older sister to one of its Gym Leaders, she makes her debut during the Decolore Archipelago story arc, joining Ash as a temporary travelling companion, later telling him about the Kalos region and inspiring him to travel there.
  • Ascended Extra: In the games, she's simply Viola's older sister who simply helps the player find their way around Lumiose City. In the anime, she is promoted to one of Ash's companions that sticks around for quite a while and even gets some characterization too.
  • Blow You Away: Noivern's Gust.
  • Camera Fiend: Uses a video camera very, very often.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts as one to Ash, and she's hinted to have a strong bond with her actual sibling - her younger sister, Viola, the Santalune Gym Leader.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Everything about her in BW, given she and the Pokémon she use are part of Gen VI and the Kalos region. Somewhat averted for the US though where her debut episode premieres on the same day Gen VI kicks off and the games start getting sold.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Got hit with this trope hard in BW141. She was so hard at work, Alexa was downright oblivious to the panic and commotion caused by Team Rocket hoisting an entire cruise ship in the air and didn't even notice its descent.
  • Forgetful Jones: Not too much, but she is prone to it at times, such as locating the contents of her bag. Thankfully, Gogoat is there to help her.
  • Green Thumb: Gogoat.
  • Guest Star Party Member: From BW134-XY001.
  • Healing Factor: Gogoat knows Synthesis.
  • Ms. Exposition: She is the one who introduces Ash to the Kalos region.
  • Mundane Utility: Uses Helioptile's Parabolic Charge to recharge her equipment, and Gogoat as a mount to carry it.
  • Non-Elemental: Helioptile's secondary type.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Noivern's secondary type.
  • The Pollyanna: Always so bright and happy - not in the over-energised way, she's just got a positive outlook on things.
  • Power-Up Mount: Gogoat - Alexa's introduction is to appear riding on his back.
  • Running Gag: She has a habit of forgetting where she puts her things in the saddle pouches around Gogoat.
  • Shock and Awe: Helioptile's primary type.
  • Shrinking Violet: Helioptile tends to hide behind her back whenever it encounters something unknown. It eventually grows out of it.
  • Sixth Ranger: For the Decolore Arc. Points for traveling with Ash for a longer time straight than anyone outside his main supporting cast (10 episodes), and for sticking with him even after Iris and Cilan leave (in the penultimate BW episode) and right into the XY Series.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: Noivern's primary type.


Professor Augustine Sycamore (Dr. Platane)

Voiced in Japanese by: Hiroshi Tsuchida
Voiced in English by: Jake Paque

The Pokémon professor of the Kalos region. Sycamore's main field of research is on the newly discovered theory that certain Pokémon have an evolution beyond their final stage — Mega-Evolution as it is called. He gets to see firsthand that such evolutions exist when a Mega Blaziken assists Ash in recovering an out of control Garchomp from the Professor's lab.
  • Gentle Giant: Not him, but the Garchomp he takes care of in his lab to study on Mega Evolution is an absolute sweetheart.
  • Hot Scientist: Just like the games, he doesn't skimp on the looks.
  • Roofless Renovation: Sycamore must have great insurance because his lab has been busted in and rebuilt several times.


Grace (Saki)

Voiced in Japanese by: Hitomi Nabatame
Voiced in English by: Erica Schroeder

The mother of Serena. She used to compete in Rhyhorn races.
  • Catch Phrase: "Go for broke."
  • Mundane Utility: Uses Fletchling as a sort of "alarm clock", much to Serena's chagrin.
  • Non-Elemental/Wind from Beneath My Wings: She has a Fletchling.
  • Open Minded Parent: When Serena reveals she is journeying with Ash, and not specifically pursuing Rhyhorn racing, Grace responds positively, just glad that her daughter will be having fun.
  • Rhino Rampage: She has a Rhyhorn who is nice. She has her daughter practice on it to train her as a Rhyhorn racer.
  • Tomboy: Lampshaded by Serena when she asks her mother to pick a hat, only to choose the opposite because she knows Grace picks the "less cuter items".

    Meyer (Limone)/Spoilers Character 

Meyer (Limone)/Blaziken Mask (Mega Blaziken's Trainer)

Voiced in Japanese by: Kensuke Sato
Voiced in English by: Tom Wayland

The father of Clemont and Bonnie who is also a trainer of a Blaziken that has taken an interest in Ash. He is one of a few that can use Mega Evolution.
  • Action Dad: Clemont and Bonnie's father, who also happens to be a masked superhero-esque trainer in his spare time.
  • Cool Mask: Stylized to look like Mega Blaziken.
  • Badass: Mega Blaziken. Among other feats, it destroys Team Rocket's near-unstoppable Mega-Mega-Meowth mecha in one attack.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Blaziken's secondary type.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Ash and Pikachu as they fell from Prism Tower.
  • Emotional Bruiser: Despite his tough appearance, he cries tears of joy to find that Clemont and Bonnie have made friends and have decided to travel with them.
  • In a Single Bound: Mega Blaziken and, inexplicably, its trainer are able to jump great heights in the blink of an eye.
  • Manly Tears: Cried when hugging Clemont and Bonnie.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese and English name refers to lemons. His Japanese name is Italian for lemon, and his English name refers to the Meyer lemon.
  • Mysterious Protector: He has helped save the protagonists several times, but not even his own children seem to know his true identity.
  • Open Minded Parent: Meyer, rather than being disappointed like Clemont expected, is happy and proud of his son and daughter for adventuring.
  • Playing with Fire: Blaziken's primary type.
  • Product Placement: He exists to promote Mega Evolution before Ash can find/face one on his own, and the event Torchic.
  • Shock and Awe: Is usually seen with his Ampharos in his day job.
  • Super Speed: So fast Ash loses sight of Mega Blaziken in the middle of an empty airstrip.
  • Triple Shifter: Electrician and compassionate father by day, Mega Evolving hero by night!

Kalos Gym Leaders



Voiced in Japanese by: Noriko Shitaya
Voiced in English by: Lori Gardner

A Bug-type gym leader of Santalune City. She's also a professional photographer.
  • Adaptational Badass: Viola is ranked as a Marchioness in the games. In the anime, she is ranked a level higher as a Duchess.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Specializes in Bug types.
  • Blow You Away: Vivillon's Gust.
  • Camera Fiend: She's a photographer, and enjoys snapping pictures of trainers and their Pokémon.
  • Catch Phrase: "Shutter chance!" In the English dub, "Picture perfect!"
  • Fragile Speedster: Surskit is very fast, especially when skating on ice, but falls quickly after a few successful hits.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During their rematch, her Vivillon accidentally collides with some ice left behind by her Surskit.
  • Hurricane of Puns: She drops plenty of puns involving photography.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: When Ash finally has the advantage during their rematch, Viola reveals her Vivillon knows Sleep Powder.
  • An Ice Person: Surskit's Ice Beam.
  • It Only Works Once: Ash and his Pokémon come prepared during their rematch, so Viola's old strategies barely even slow them down the second time around.
  • Making a Splash: Surskit's secondary type.
  • The Power of the Sun: Vivillon's Solar Beam.
  • Psychic Powers: Vivillon's Psychic.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Looks really cute in a dress at the Battle Chateau.
  • Sticky Situation: Surskit's Sticky Web.
  • Super Speed: Surskit uses the ice it creates to zip around the battlefield.
  • Trap Master: A major part of Viola's strategy is preemptively using attacks to manipulate the battlefield to give her an advantage, much like how real life insects do. Ash specifically trains his Pokémon to counter her set ups during their rematch.
  • The Trickster: If setting up traps, freezing the field, and destroying her opponent's momentum is anything to go by, this is also Viola's style.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Ash loses his first battle with her, showing the new region won't be a walk in the park.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: Vivillon's secondary type.

    Clembot (Citroid) 

Clembot (Citroid)

Voiced in Japanese by: Yuuki Kaji
Voiced in English by: Michael Liscio Jr.

A robot built by Clemont to be the current Electric-type gym leader of Lumiose City while he is away.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Clemont initially programmed the Clembot to function as a harsh opponent that only accepted battles from trainers with four badges. At the end of the process, he somehow managed to mistime his only window to set a voice activated override code and was subsequently locked out of testing it in battle, as, being a gym leader himself, he lacked the requisite badges. Until he reprogrammed it, it became strict and violent to both gym challenger losers and those trainers that lacked the appropriate number of badges alike, electrocuting and ejecting them from the gym.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: When Ash enters the Lumiose Gym, we only hear Clembot's voice through a monitor when Ash tries to have a gym battle. It is not until XY009 that Ash learns that the voice belongs to the rogue Clembot.
  • No OSHA Compliance: During its time as Gym usurper, it got a bad reputation for zapping and ejecting trainers who had less than four badges (like Ash, who had precisely zero) or who lost against it (like the bloke with a Ralts rightfully complaining about how violent the Gym was). With regards to ejecting the trainers, keep in mind there's no cushion down there, and realize what would have happened to Ash and Pikachu if Clemont and Bonnie hadn't been there to break their fall.
  • Shock and Awe/Psycho Electro: Clemont built it to specialize in Electric-types. It also electrocuted trainers that didn't live up to its standards.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Clemont defeats and reprograms it.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believed he was doing the right thing for Clemont during his first reign.

    Grant (Zakuro) 

Grant (Zakuro)

Voiced in Japanese by: Hirofumi Nojima

  • Adaptational Badass: In the games, Grant's Battle Chataeu rank is Marquis. In the anime, it's Duke (and after defeating Viola, Grand Duke)!
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Specializes in Rock types.
  • Speedy Stone Wall: His Onix is surprisingly fast and nimble for a Pokemon of its size, particularly after using Rock Polish.
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