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    Misty Waterflower 
Ash's first female companion, who (along with her Pokémon) is Reminded of the old timeline thanks to Ash's aura. She once again joins Ash on his initial journey throughout Kanto.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the original anime, she's just a Water-Type Gym Leader who is Ash's traveling companion. Here, she has aura training thanks to Ash, and is now a member of the Elite Four.
    • Prominent examples are the couple of times that she faces Ash in a serious battle; she nearly defeats him in Cerulean and does defeat him in the Whirl Cup, to everyone's astonishment, and she manages to fight Molly's superpowerful Unown-created Pokémon to more-or-less a draw.
    • Badass Normal: In terms of team composition, she has no Legendaries and only a single Mega Evolution available, but she's still achieved all of the above.
  • Bringing in the Expert: Ensures that, when Ash and co. go to find Samiya this time, she's present to supply her expertise.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: While people are shocked when things happen around Ash and co., Misty is one of those who doesn't even bat an eye. To her, it might as well be a morning routine.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Her team has a lot of ways to deal with Electric-types. Justified as one of her usual sparring partners is Pikachu.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Remember the Invincible Pokémon Brothers who tried to to take over her Gym? Yeah, not so invincible now, are you?
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: She was originally going to give Ash one in order to teach him humility, but Ash, being Ash, missed the point and his determination to win brought the roof down - specifically, the roof of Misty's Gym.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite Ash's best efforts, her bike was destroyed, unfortunately.
  • Mama Bear: Is very protective of Togekiss. She doesn't like when Togekiss goes off to save the day without telling her, and makes sure the gang's visit to the Mirage Kingdom ends with her able to keep Togekiss instead of having to leave her there.
  • One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce: Her all-Water-type team is theoretically weak to Electric attacks. Emphasis on theoretically. In practice, Electric-type attacks get neutralized in a myriad of ways.
  • The Mole: Infiltrated Team Aqua to try and stop them from bringing back Kyogre.
  • Seen It All: After seeing Legendaries and going through potentially world-breaking adventures in the original timeline, nothing surprises she and the rest of her friends anymore. The fact that they don't move an eyelid to what's going on tends to shock those who aren't used to the sheer level of weirdness they go through.
  • Shamu Fu: Misty hits Brock with her Goldeen whenever he starts going gaga around women. Once Brock settles down with a single girlfriend, this gag is dropped entirely.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Is one of the candidates to replace Lorelei of the Elite Four.
    • And by the Silver Conference, she does.
  • True Companions: Ash, Misty, and Brock were pretty close friends in the original timeline, but they become even more so after Ash travels back through time and restores Misty and Brock's memories of him. Of course, the trope extends to the trio's other traveling companions, including the Rocket Trio.
  • Walk on Water: Was taught to do this using Aura by Ash, alongside a number of his Pokemon. She may be one of the few of his friends, if not the only one, to have achieved this, as only she's been shown doing it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is terrified of Bug-Types, just like her incarnation from the original timeline. Ash later used Aura Purge on her to help her overcome her phobia (read: beat it out of her).

    Misty's Pokémon 


Reminded of the old timeline.

Her ability is Lightningrod.

  • Elemental Absorption: Has the Lightningrod Ability, making her one of Misty's main anti-Electric teammembers.
  • No-Sell: During Misty's E4 Qualifier battle against Raikou, Goldeen evolves into Seaking and gains the aforementioned Lightningrod, which lets her absorb a Thunderbolt intended for Gyarados.
  • Shamu Fu: Was used by Misty to whack some sense into her companions in the early parts of the story.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Geo Effects: Cutting Water Dance creates a super-fine mist that shorts out Electric moves across the whole battlefield.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Along with Abra and Arceus.
  • Ironic Fear: Hates water, despite being a Water-type and especially despite his evolution being a very good swimmer.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Insists he has this, even after his evolution.
  • The Reliable One: Helped manage Misty's bills and mail while she was undercover in Team Aqua. It's very distinct from his canonically ditzy personality. Though in canon he never learned Calm Mind nor evolved.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: He became a lot more coherent after learning how to control his headaches via Calm Mind. He has to bring the headaches back in order to tap into his psychic powers, but he's okay with that.
    • This is now a non-issue due to evolving into Golduck. He still can't swim, though.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Badass Adorable: Became this after Ho-Oh taught her Sacred Fire.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Due to Ash breaking time, Togekiss was retconned into being Flying/Fairy. It was a strange experience for Togekiss to suddenly be a different type without evolving.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: Misty sees her as her own daughter. Likewise, the feeling is mutual; Togekiss regards her trainer as her mother.
  • Playing with Fire: Sacred Fire, a gift from Ho-Oh. See below.
  • Super Empowering: Was taught Sacred Fire by Ho-Oh himself as a birthday present to Togekiss.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • The Big Guy: Misty's other Pokémon can be quite strong, but Gyarados is typically brought out for situations that need a lot of power.
  • Super Mode: The Lake of Rage incident ends with Misty getting a Keystone and Gyarados getting Gyaradosite.


Reminded of the old timeline.

His ability is Water Absorb.



Reminded of the old timeline.



  • Original Character: Wasn't around in the original timeline. She was used as Misty's main battling Pokémon during her time undercover in Team Aqua so that she wouldn't be recognized.


Reminded of the old timeline.

Caserin (Luvdisc)

Reminded of the old timeline.

    Brock Slate 
Ash's first constant male companion throughout most of the series. Like Misty, he and his Pokémon is Reminded of the old timeline thanks to Ash, and rejoins Ash on their traveling adventures.


  • Kanto Ribbons: Cerulean City (222).

  • Adaptational Badass: Brock is as skilled as ever, but it's shown most during the Orange Islands. In an Offscreen Moment of Awesome, Brock fought off a bunch of Unown... with a crowbar. That later results in him commencing a serious romance with Professor Ivy, which is still going even now. Again, not even getting into his team...though on the note of said team, a Running Gag is that he's a Rock-type expert that doesn't have many Rock-types. He eventually relinquishes that title for saying he's an expert in unpredictability instead, due to his Pokémon capable of using illusions, such as Ninetales and Stantler.
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: With so many of his team utilizing illusions, he's gotten really used to subconsciously navigating around them, such that a wild group of Stantler using illusions on him doesn't even break his stride.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: While people are shocked when things happen around Ash and co., Brock is one of those who doesn't even bat an eye. To him, it might as well be a morning routine.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Just like his incarnation from the original timeline, Brock flirts with (and fails to attract) every pretty woman he sees. This was later revealed during the Orange Islands arc to be an attempt to rebuild his broken heart, after failing to save Ivy from the same Unown-created accident that trapped Spencer Hale in a pocket dimension in the original timeline. Brock thought she died, and his resulting psychological trauma caused him to have extreme negative reactions whenever people bring up Ivy's name. As of the Johto arc onward, he has hooked up with Ivy and this is no longer the case, much to the disbelief of Ash's later companions.
  • Crowbar Combatant: A crowbar is his weapon of choice when fighting any unruly Unown.
  • The Lost Lenore: Professor Ivy, whom Brock truly loved and failed to save from being trapped in a pocket dimension by the Unown. Fortunately, Ash's time-traveling allowed him to set things right and save her the second time around.
  • Mr. Exposition: As a Rock-type specialist (despite what his team might lead you to believe), he has a lot of knowledge of geological formations and how they form (though not to the extent of Steven Stone). This makes him the person to explain a lot of the author's actual knowledge of geology.
  • My Greatest Failure: Remember his return at the end of the Orange Islands and the hilarious Running Gag of him reacting badly to Ivy's name? We finally find out what happened. The thing that happened to Spencer Hale happened to her, he couldn't save her, and he thought she was dead... Still find that funny?
  • Official Couple: With Professor Ivy. Ash, Misty and all their future companions can't believe it.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: He's starting to feel this way about having more illusion Pokemon on his team than Rock-types.
    • It was so bad that even in the previous timeline, Dawn didn't realize he was a Rock-type specialist.
  • Out of Focus: Kinda. While he's still there, of course, there isn't as much focus on his growth as there is on Ash and Misty, as his talents are more geared towards Pokémon care than they are towards battling, regardless of the fact that he's a former Gym Leader.
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: Subverted. He's supposed to be a Rock-type Gym Leader, but only a quarter of his current team even qualifies. This has not gone without notice. During the Jirachi: Wish Maker arc, he even says his type specialty is "being misleading", due to having more Pokémon who use illusions than Rock-types.
  • Secret Test of Character: Because he is a Gym Leader deals with Rock-Type Pokémon, his Gym specializes in teaching trainers the lesson of Endurance.
  • Seen It All: After seeing Legendaries and going through potentially world-breaking adventures in the original timeline, nothing surprises he and the rest of his friends anymore. The fact that they don't move an eyelid to what's going on tends to shock those who aren't used to the sheer level of weirdness they go through.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Ever since he got together with Professor Ivy, his flirting antics are practically non-existent, much to the shock of the rest of Ash and Co.
    • In fact, he now has to be pointed out when someone's flirting with him.
  • Supreme Chef: Even Legendaries are impressed by his cooking.
  • True Companions: Ash, Misty, and Brock were pretty close friends in the original timeline, but they become even more so after Ash travels back through time and restores Misty and Brock's memories of him. Of course, the trope extends to the trio's other traveling companions, including the Rocket Trio.
  • Weapon of Choice: His crowbar, which only sees combat when Brock needs to whack any unruly Unown. He says he used to play baseball in school.

    Brock's Pokémon 


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Although this is to be expected by virtue of his typing, one of his training goals is to be able to out-and-out use Earthbending via his Stone Edge move.
    • Finally achieves a breakthrough thanks to Steven Stone.
  • Mundane Utility: Due to his Bending skills, he is often the one to help the team get around obstacles via earth platforms, bridges or structures.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: By virtue of the above training skill, he does this a lot.


Brock's Starter.Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Out of Focus: Brock mainly uses Steelix and Ninetales, and Stantler and Geodude are seen reasonably often as well. Crobat has been used only very rarely since capture, especially compared to how much it was used after evolving in the show.
  • Super Senses: His sonar has proven really effective when facing off against other illusion-users.
  • The Worf Effect: He hasn't really had much success in battle either.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Battle Couple: With Growlie. Any time Ash teams up with the Rocket Trio the two fight side by side.
  • Combat Pragmatist: As far as she's concerned, if the other guy is even aiming for the right place things have gone wrong.
  • Dating Catwoman: She's happily seeing James' Growlie. Then again, this is kind of debatable seeing as the Team Rocket trio is ultimately on Ash's side.
  • Master of Illusion: Frequently makes use of her illusions in battle.
  • No-Sell: Flash Fire makes her completely immune to fire attacks.
  • Playing with Fire: If she's not using illusions, she's throwing around Flamethrowers. Sometimes she does both.
  • Squishy Wizard: Averted. You'd expect an illusionist who mainly attacks with fire and "supernatural" effects to be weak in melee. You'd be very wrong, as she gets quite a bit of close quarters practice with Growlie.


Reminded of the old timeline.


His ability is Sap Sipper.

  • Ascended Extra: Originally appeared early in Johto and returned to his herd at the end of the episode. Here, he decides to join Brock's team.
  • Elemental Absorption: Has Sap Sipper, which turns all Grass-type moves used against him into stat boosts.
  • Master of Illusion: Not quite a master yet, but he's working on it.
    • With a bit of practice, he's capable of layering illusions on top of each other.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.



  • Big Eater: Being a former wild Pokemon, and used to food being scarce, having access to Brock's amazing cooking means that she'll not only scarf down her own share, but try and shapeshift into other members of the group and get their shares. Ninetales jokes at one point that unless she stops, she'll only be able to turn into Munchlax.
  • Captain Crash: Though she can fly by shapeshifting into a Pokémon with wings, landing is a different story.
  • Master of Illusion: It's a trait of the species. Her disguise abilities resulted in her being caught by Professor Ivy for Brock, thinking she was a Rockruff. Brock, when he finds out, is rather amused.
  • Original Character: Didn't exist in canon.
  • The Prankster: Occasionally pulls pranks. For example, she once impersonated the Rockruff that Ivy sent to Brock, and another time she pretended to be a sombrero for two hours as part of a plan she and Casper cooked up.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: One main factor for her joining Brock's team is Brock's cooking.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: One of her main powers.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Brock's first Rock-type since Geodude. Of course, since he looks like a tree, everyone reminds Brock that he still fits into the trickery theme.


She's a real one this time, caught for him by Professor Ivy and picked up while he was visiting before heading off to Sinnoh.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Back Stab: Or Back "Punch" in this case; he's uncannily good at sneaking up on targets to be Poison Jabbed, but with Brock no longer a consistent target, he now uses Ash to help him get used to surprise attacks.
  • Dope Slap: After getting over the news about Philena, he now says he'll Poison Jab Brock if he looks at other women too long.
    • And then it extends to Ash after he asks for help responding to surprise attacks.
  • Fainting: Does this when he hears that his trainer finally has a girlfriend.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Seen It All: Her response to being told they've time-travelled is, "I suppose we were overdue."
  • The Medic: One of the Pokémon available with reliable healing moves.


  • Ascended Extra: Once belonged to Marcus, but decided to wait for Ash and Co. after being impressed with Brock's team's cooperation, and decided to travel with him after meeting him again in the present.
  • Olympus Mons: A minor Legendary, but a Legendary nonetheless.
  • The Slow Path: He hibernated in Michina for centuries, all to meet Brock again after they returned to the present.

    Tracey Sketchit 
Another of Ash's companions who is Reminded of the old timeline. He travels with Ash and Misty during the Orange Islands arc before settling down as Professor Oak's assistant (again).

  • Not So Different: His philosophy about what sketches and drawings can capture better than photos is very similar to Todd Snap's philosophy about what photos can capture better than drawings. This is Lampshaded when the two of them meet.
  • Out of Focus: Since a lot of the action is where Ash is, Tracey doesn't get a lot of screentime once the Orange Islands Arc ends.
  • The Mentor: To Molly during her studies to become a Trainer before the age of ten. Gary takes over the role when she heads off to Sinnoh with him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Thanks to Ash, his Scyther evolves into a Scizor, strengthening him up enough to counter his old age.

    May Maple 
One of Ash's Hoenn traveling companions, an extremely talented coordinator and the daughter of Petalburg's Gym Leader, Norman. Appeared towards the end of the Orange Islands arc while on vacation and witnessed Ash's battle with the Orange Crew Leader Drake, alongside her little brother Max. Seeing them, Ash decided to preemptively Remind her of the old timeline, and they later joined Ash for his Hoenn League Challenge.


  • Hoenn Ribbons: Slateport City (126), Verdanturf City (142), Rubello Town (149), Mossdeep City (167), Pacifidlog Town (176). Hoenn Grand Festival Top Coordinator.
  • Kanto Ribbons: Saffron City (202), Silver Town (207), Wisteria Town (211), Chrysanthemum Islandnote  (217), ? (219). Kanto Grand Festival Runner-Up.

    May's Pokémon 

Ethan (Porygon/Porygon2)


May's Starter. Reminded of the old timeline.

His abilities are Blaze (known in the original timeline) and Speed Boost (activated when he needed to save May from some kidnappers).

  • "Hey, You!" Haymaker: Gives one to the Magma grunt for cutting their cable car cable.
  • Mundane Utility: Uses his wrist flames to keep mugs of cocoa hot as he carries them.
  • Not Quite Flight: Can't technically speaking fly, but can casually jump hundreds of feet and change course midair.
  • Overprotective Dad: Acts like one to May despite not being her actual father. Despite wanting the best for May and keeping her safe, the events of Destiny Deoxys leads to him getting hurt trying to keep her out of harm. Beautifly calls him out on this after it's all over.
  • Pedestrian Crushes Car: He's hit cars, trucks and helicopters, and they've all come out distinctly second best.
  • She-Fu: Despite being male, his fighting style contains more than a few handstands, backflips and acrobatics. Then again, he is being trained by a Coordinator and such a style looks good to watch.
  • Super Speed: His Speed Boost ability gives him enough pace to outrun Entei.
    • Speed Blitz: What happens to anyone who lets his ability build up. Blaziken ends up fast enough to land solid hits on an entire team before the first one hit can recover, and to interrupt incoming attacks with his own.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Downplayed; in trying to run after some kidnappers' getaway truck that had also kidnapped May, he unlocks his Hidden Ability of Speed Boost and catches up fast.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Gives one to Blaziken when she notices he's being too overprotective to May for their own good.
  • Sticky Situation: A combination of Silver Wind and String Shot can turn the entire area into a glitter-glue mess.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Like in canon, anything shiny enough to catch her eye is going to be played with until something else comes up.
  • Attention Whore: Downplayed; she gets a little irritated when May and Max don't have time to show affection to her, and instead show it to other Pokémon. Luckily, a few little strokes in the right place easily turns her into a purring fuzzball.
  • Cats Hate Water: Displays this tendency a few times.
  • Cute Kitten: As to be expected.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She may be a little self-obsessed sometimes, but when it comes to her friends and teammates, her supportive personality really shines through.
  • Random Effect Spell: Her Assist, which can even make her use moves from Ash's substantial and utterly crazy team.
  • Valley Girl: To Ash and his team's dismay, leading Ash to suggest to May that she not learn to speak with Skitty. The author mused that he might have to apologize for this.
    • Like Is, Like, a Comma: The most common manifestation. Mawile tries to get to the bottom of why she does this, and it's pretty clear that Skitty might not even realize that she's doing it.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: May notes in 219 that she's starting to rely on Assist a bit too much, and resolves to use some TMs to vary her movepool up a bit.


  • Ascended Extra: Agrees to join May after he is nursed back to health, unlike in canon.
  • Musical Assassin: Primarily uses sound-based moves like Sing and Disarming Voice in battle.
  • Sapient Steed: After evolving, he wants to be this for May. Unfortunately, May's fear of heights makes this difficult.
  • Super Mode: May finds an Altarianite, but their bond has too many issues for them to yet Mega Evolve... until their appeal at the Grand Festival.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Cool Big Sis: Has this air towards the other members of her team.
  • Geo Effects: Has Nature Power, and one of her tactics is to manually alter the battlefield to get the effect she wants.
  • Status Buff: Can use Growth to increase her size.
  • Super Mode: May acquired a Venusaurite for her during her Johto travels, which is first revealed to her friends shortly after the Wallace Cup.


  • Accidental Kidnapping: Is caught by May by complete accident, when he mistakes a pink Love Ball on her person as his pearl.
  • Amplifier Artifact: Spoink's pearl enhances his Psychic Powers, which means he initially sees it as a bit of a crutch. He gets extremely flustered and short-sighted whenever he loses it, which happens a fair bit.
  • Ascended Extra: Appears in a couple of canon episodes, but is caught by May this time around.
  • Juggle Fu: With his Psychic Powers, he can juggle several objects, his pearl, and even himself.
  • Limb-Sensation Fascination: Fascinated with his legs after evolution.
  • Psychoactive Powers: Spoink's psychic powers are tied to his confidence, but they often take a nosedive whenever he loses his pearl. Once he overcomes it and no longer sees it as necessary, this eventually leads to his evolution.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.


  • Fluffy Dry Cat: Her effect on May's hair. As predicted by Absol.
  • Head Pet: Small enough to be carried around on May's head or shoulders.
  • I Can't Hear You: She's so tiny that the others can barely hear her, even when she's shouting.
  • Original Character: May didn't have her in canon; she was got at the daycare where she got Glaceon in the original timeline.
  • The Philosopher: Her train of thought often goes off into bents of philosophy, much like a Tachikoma AI.
    Pikachu: You're so small you can use a coin as a bed.
    Joltik: Yes. The juxtaposition of a symbol of profit and the gentle repose of the individual is an odd one, but I don't think it has any significance worthy of note.
  • Secret Weapon: Is used as this against Solidad at the Kanto Grand Festival; since May has never used her before, Solidad can't prepare for her.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Thanks to said philosophical mindset, she can get overly verbose.

    Max Maple 
Another of Ash's (future) traveling companions, a child prodigy with an encyclopaedic-level of Pokémon knowledge. He is the son of Petalburg's Gym Leader, Norman, and the younger brother of May Maple. He appeared towards the end of the Orange Islands arc along with his sister, and is Reminded of the old timeline by Ash. Ash has also filed paperwork to allow him to start his Pokémon journey early as an "apprentice" of sorts, for when they begin traveling together again.


  • Hoenn Badges: Stone Badge (121), Knuckle Badge (124), Dynamo Badge (132), Heat Badge (139), Balance Badge (144), Feather Badge (155), Mind Badge (169), Rain Badge (172). Did not finish the Ever Grande Conference due to the Delta Episode interrupting.
  • Kanto Badges: Marsh Badge (203), Heart Badge (206), Rainbow Badge (209), Soul Badge (210), Yin and Yang Badge (212), Cascade Badge (221), Boulder Badge (224), Volcano Badge (240). Indigo Conference Top 16 (247).
  • Johto Badges: Storm Badge (253)

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Appears two regions before his canon appearance.
  • Badass Adorable: Not even the right age to become a Trainer, and yet still makes it to the Ever Grande Conference and the Top 16 of the Indigo Conference on his first runs.
  • Badass Bookworm: He combines brains with brawn in his battles.
  • The Nicknamer: The only one of the main protagonists who seems to enjoy giving his Pokémon nicknames, and the more meaningful the better.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: In the Hoenn League he shows signs of following in Ash's footsteps of destroying battlefields.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: Adapted this and his preference for nicknames into a battle tactic - whenever he calls his Pokémon by their species name instead of their nickname, it means he wants them to do the opposite of what he orders them to do, which can throw off opponents.

    Max's Pokémon 

Kris (Porygon)

Max's first Pokémon, courtesy of Ash.

Arc (Electrike/Manectric)

Max's starter.

His ability is Lightningrod.

  • Big Friendly Dog: Can take on this air at times, especially after evolving.
  • Elemental Absorption: Has the Lightningrod Ability.
  • Nitro Boost: As typical of his evolutionary line, he can channel his electricity into his muscles for a burst of speed, commonly used for ramming.
  • Running Gag: While he settled on Arc as a nickname, it took him a while, requiring Max to often take out a list of nicknames so that he could make up his mind: Watt, Ohm, Volta, Coulomb...
  • Super Mode: Right after evolving, he manages to Mega Evolve via the Manectite gotten all the way back in the Sea Mauville.

Guy (Shroomish/Breloom)

His ability is Poison Heal.

Cinder (Poochyena/Mightyena)

Reminded of the old timeline.

Her abilities are Quick Feet and Moxie.

  • Ascended Extra: In the original timeline, she just befriended Max. This time around, due to Max being a full-fledged trainer, she can join his team.
  • Butt Biter: She attacks Sabrina's Kadabra this way.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Scaring enemies unconscious? Latching on and not letting go? Yep, that's her.
    • She's even capable of using Payback before an enemy attacks by justifying it as preemptive retribution.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: She really, really wanted to evolve. Lucky for her, all she had to do was meet Ash.
  • One Steve Limit: Why Max does not nickname her "Ash" or "Ashes".
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Given that she is a frequent target for Casper's pranks, this is her sentiment when she has to partner with him during the Mossdeep Gym battle.
  • Terror Hero: Plays this up during her battle against Sabrina, scaring her Espeon foe out of his mind to the point that he apparently faints out of sheer fear.
    • In her Dark City Gym battle, her Scrafty opponent elects to pretend to faint after she threw him around like a rag doll by the tail, and was coming to do more.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Makes use of a lot of biting moves, which allow her to use many different elements while attacking the same way.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: How she uses Swagger on her Scyther opponent during the Dark City Gym battle, insulting his abilities as a Flying Type.

Delta (Mantyke/Mantine)


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Ascended Extra: As with many of Max's Pokémon whom he met in the original series.
  • Big Eater: Likes making giant sandwiches.
  • Bullet Hell: Can create the minefield version using Future Sight.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: See When All You Have Is a Hammer....
  • Immortal Immaturity: Technically several thousand years old at least, but because he's only been awake a week at a time every millenia, he doesn't act nearly that old.
  • Literal Genie: It's not his fault, but he doesn't fully control his powers; whether it's due to youth or nature is yet to be seen.
  • Odd Name Out: The only one of Max's active roster without a nickname. This is lampshaded a few times, and a few suggestion have been floated by, but nothing's stuck so far.
  • Power Copying: Knows Skill Swap.
  • Power Incontinence: Initially suffered a few problems due to granting every wish he hears, whether he wants to or not. This is eventually resolved by Max wishing that Jirachi would only grant the wishes he wants to grant.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Due to being a Psychic-Type, he can do this, which runs into problems with the team's Dark-types, since they're immune to all Psychic-Type abilities.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Displays a more varied move pool in Max's Kanto League, including using his teleportation in battle more, Skill Swap, and Hyper Beam.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He is defeated by Sabrina and Mew because his Future Sight trick is his main attack. Sabrina even lampshades it.
    • The third Sinnoh chapter also brings this up, as he's looking through a TM catalogue to decide what moves he should try and learn to vary his movepool.

Casper (Shuppet/Banette)

Reminded of the old timeline.

Roland (Ralts/Kirlia/Gallade)

Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Ascended Extra: As with many of Max's Pokémon whom he met in the original series.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: As Gallade, he's learned how to temporarily fuse his different blade moves into double-sided (if fragile) energy swords, giving him more options in battle.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: When he evolves into Kirlia. His sister wants to take full advantage and put him in dresses and ribbons she got from May's stuff, much to his dismay.
  • Power Copying: One of his abilities is Trace.
  • Power Parasite: Knows Snatch.
  • Spell Blade: After evolving into Gallade, he's learned a multitude of blade moves that he can imbue his arms with, and swap through them rapidly and at will.
  • Tastes Like Purple: Already has a name, but can only be communicated through psychic powers and a number of weird sensations.
    Max: Why can I taste caramel and chocolate? And... it sounds kind of like a wind chime, and I think I can see purple?
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Learned Teleport between Max first meeting him and the time travel incident.

Corona (Charmander)

Ferris (Aron)

  • Extreme Omnivore: At one point he has to be stopped from eating a metal tray, instead of just the food on it.
  • The Glomp: Absol predicted "tackle-glomping" as a disaster when Max chose his egg. Considering his weight, that makes sense.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Has Dragon Rush as an egg move, allowing him to put on a burst of speed and catch his foes off guard.
  • Original Character: Hatched from an egg Max got at the Pokémon Day Care where his sister originally got her Eevee.
  • Power-Up Food: Has started experimenting with gaining different moves by eating different metals, such as gaining Flash from eating magnesium or Thundershock from eating copper.
  • The Quiet One: Prefers simple but concise gestures to talking.
  • Use Your Head: Has decided that headbutting his foes is going to be his preferred tactic.


    Dawn Berlitz 
Yet another of Ash's (future) traveling companions, an extremely talented coordinator from the Sinnoh region (and the daughter of Johanna, herself a past Top Coordinator), who met up with Ash at the Hoenn Grand Festival and had her memories restored. Currently traveling with Ash and Brock through Sinnoh.


  • Sinnoh Ribbons: Jubilife City (241), Hearthome City (254), Wallace Cup (Aqua Ribbon) (260), Celestic Town (273), Sandalstraw Town (281).

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Appears two regions before her canon appearance.
    • And her Pokémon start appearing in her backyard soon after. All of them.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Brock getting a girlfriend is the one part of Ash and company's tale that she doesn't accept almost immediately.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday/Seen It All: Whereas her mother is completely overwhelmed by Ash and Co., Dawn acclimates to the situation very quickly. After her memories are restored, she notes that things are only "weirder than usual". Brock having a steady girlfriend is the one thing she finds unusual.
  • Flat "What": Her reaction to learning that Brock has a girlfriend.
  • Willing Suspension of Disbelief: She accepts everything about the time travel with little to no difficulty (though she demands more detailed explanations for the bigger stuff), but Brock actually having a steady girlfriend is something she just can't wrap her head around.

    Dawn's Pokémon 


Dawn's Starter, even though he wasn't officially given to her by Professor Rowan.

Reminded of the old timeline.

  • Badass Adorable: And he plans to keep it that way via an Everstone.
  • Silent Snarker: While Dawn was still learning how to understand him, Piplup was still able to lampshade the Hypocritical Humor in Dawn pointing out Ash's Suicine showing off.
  • Sword Fight: Can fence with his lengthened beak while using Peck.
  • The Napoleon: Despite his short statue, he's very full of himself.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Bouncing Battler: Knows Bounce and makes judicious use of it.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Pikachu's training enabled her to sculpt oversized limbs out of elemental energy.
  • Ship Tease: Still has a crush on Pikachu, and he is slowly starting to reciprocate.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Piplup manages to convince her to not run off by telling her things that she hadn't told anyone at that point in the timeline.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Pikachu. Pikachu admits that he'd had a bad first impression of her, and is willing to start over from the beginning to see if there is anything between them.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Her time is negotiated to be shared between Dawn and Princess Salvia.


The last of Dawn's canon Pokémon (excluding Buizel) to be introduced, she falls on Ash's head when he's on his way to the Battle Pyramid and is delivered to Dawn afterward. Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Martial Arts and Crafts: Is a fourth dan black belt in Ping-Pong.
  • Seen It All: Subverted, unlike the rest of the Sinnoh cast; she needs a bit of time to come to terms with all the changes. This is apparently due to not being around for the incident with Arceus in Sinnoh.
    • She was around for the collapse of space-time in Alamos Town, as Pikachu argues, but apparently that didn't convince her of the group being a Weirdness Magnet.


  • Ascended Extra: Appeared in an episode helping Ash get a Wailmer back to the ocean. This time, after hearing about Contests from Dawn's Pokémon, he decided to go with her.
  • Shock and Awe: Electric-type, natch.
  • Street Urchin: When the group met him, he was the leader of a colony of sewer-dwelling Pokémon.


  • Original Character: Dawn won her egg in the Johto festival where she originally won Quilava's egg in the old timeline.

One of Ash's future traveling companions from the Unova region, and an aspiring Dragon Master. Initially shown during her time at the Opelucid Academy, before she decides to drop out. Iris eventually runs into Keldeo during the early parts of the Sinnoh arc, and Ash pays a visit to Unova in order to Remind her of the old timeline.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Starts appearing in the late Hoenn arc, several chapters earlier than Dawn.
  • Fangirl: Iris appears to have a case of this towards Ash. She had a poster of of him next to her other idols Lance and Cynthia, and believes he would never have obedience issues with his Pokémon. Very ironic, considering her attitude towards him in canon.
    • Excadrill mentions the posters once they're reminded, and Pikachu finds it completely hilarious.
  • Heroic BSoD: She has... difficulty reconciling the Ash she remembers with the Ash Ketchum that she's heard so much about. In particular, she's astonished to learn that he was a Weirdness Magnet long before meeting her.
  • Loophole Abuse: Iris is given an assignment to detail the history of Unova's Gyms. She finds this difficult, but upon re-reading the assignment, decides that she can just write about the Opelucid Gym instead. She finds that much more interesting.
  • Taught by Experience: Her preferred way of learning. Learning in Opelucid Academy wasn't working for her, so she arranged with Drayden to drop out and apprentice under Denae, a more hands-on Dragon master who prefers teaching through rock-climbing and flying instead of textbooks.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After being reminded and finding out about Ash's numerous accomplishments (including those from the original timeline), she apologizes for her dismissive attitude.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Still doesn't like ice.

    Iris's Pokémon 


Reminded of the old timeline.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Prior to Iris meeting up with Ash, Excadrill was still in this phase.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Casually mentions that Iris has Ash posters immediately after being reminded, much to his Trainer's embarassment.
  • No Hero to His Valet: Even after being reminded and becoming aware of the changed timeline, he's completely unimpressed by Ash and Pikachu, even repeating Iris's "such a kid" line.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Didn't really like Iris or her other Pokémon, prior to being reminded.


  • Ascended Extra: He was an Opelucid Academy Pokémon assigned to be Iris's partner during her tenure there, but Drayden decided to give him to her permanently on account of the bond they developed.

One of Ash's future traveling companions from the Unova region, and one of the three Striaton City Gym Leaders. He first appears in the story during the Hoenn League, at which point he and his brothers are starting up their gym. Ash finally gets around to meeting him after the Battle Finale of Legend, and Reminds him of the old timeline.

One of Ash's future traveling companions from the Kalos region and currently Dawn's pen pal. Although at the right age to become a trainer, her mother Grace has kept trying to steer her into Rhyhorn racing, which is a point of contention between them.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Starts appearing in the Kanto Battle Frontier arc as Dawn's pen pal.
  • Celeb Crush: After learning her connection to Ash, she seems to be developing one on him, maybe mixed with a bit of Hero Worship.
    • Rescue Romance: However, it may also be her forgotten crush on the nice kid who helped her out at summer camp many years ago, given a twist now that she's older.
  • The Everyman: In this story, Ash never reunited with her in the previous timeline because Cyrus made his comeback just before he went to Kalos in canon.
    • The Team Normal: Though it IS clear that Ash will end up traveling with her as in canon, despite this. She will end up being the first traveling companion that is completely unused to the zaniness prevalent in Ash's life, and not just the usual hijinks they got up to in canon, minus any that would be negated by previous changes based on Ash's foreknowledge, like the constant run-ins with the TRio.
  • Take a Third Option: She and her mother eventually compromise and allow her to get a Pokémon that's not a Rhyhorn, but is still ride-able. Serena eventually finds a Blitzle who likes the riding idea (at least when he gets bigger).

One of Ash's future traveling companions from the Kalos region.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Made his first appearance at the end of Hoenn, helping out at Ariadospace during the Delta Episode.
  • Child Prodigy: At the age of 8, he provided invaluable assistance to Ariadospace during the Delta Episode meteor crisis.

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