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Emile Rosales a.k.a. Chuggaaconroy; these pages wouldn't exist without him, obviously.
- Accidental Innuendo: Invoked. After hanging out with Lucahjin has he gotten aware of it in later years and tries to avoid it, only to not realize some until later. His humor has also gotten dirtier due to this, and then Not-So-Accidental-Innuendos both from him and the game happens.
- Berserk Button:
- Big NO: Likes to shout out "NO!" in the same way as Dr. Robotnik from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Big "OMG!": When he gets excited. Especially when he caught Groudon in a Nest Ball with almost full health.
- Big WHAT: Provides the page quote for when he thought he lost 98 Pikmin on Day 10.
- Call-Back: During his Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Let's Play, he plays the multiplayer with Jon. He says Jon is Captain Falcon, which Jon finds amusing. Later the two agrees that Jon's girlfriend is a horse. Calling back to the weird Mii picture from Wii Party where a Captain Falcon mii was lovingly sharing drinks with a horse looking Mii, making the guys asume that Captain Falcon was dating a horse.
- Cool Big Bro: When MunchingOrange couldn't get a badge for Pax, Chugga bought one for him.
- Embarrassing First Name: As a kid, he hated his first name, Emile because people would sometimes mispronounce it as Emily.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Mimikins, according to Super Paper Mario when he first met Mimi.
- The Faceless: In his first few years, he never showed his face, except for one video he posted about wanting to see EarthBound on Virtual Console, when he was uploading his first playthrough of EarthBound, although he took it down shortly after and kept his face a mystery for newer subscribers. But he eventually subverted this after his appearance on The Speed Gamers. Nowadays, while he still acts shy while on camera, he's no longer afraid to show his face.
- Genius Ditz: While he struggled in school, he's very gifted in the field of computer technology and maths.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Has flirted with several female characters in his Let's Plays, with a good number of them being redheaded, or at least with a red hue. Most shown with Jasmine in Pokémon Crystal. Though she really wasn't one and it was just her overworld sprite.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Made even more ironic since he always thought he was a good singer until he was 16, when he realized how off-key he is.
- Iconic Outfit: In fanart, he is almost always wearing a polo shirt, as that's what he tends to wear when he goes out.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: According to his now-deleted 50 Facts video (according to Chugga, some of those facts were seriously outdated), he's actually autistic but tries "as hard as he can to act like a normal person because [he] always dreamed of being one as a child." In episode 55 of his 2018 let's play of Earthbound he reaffirms this, saying that a relative convinced him otherwise for a while.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: He has a cat named Kirby. He also once had two other cats named Jak and Teddy.
- Large Ham/No Indoor Voice: He's known for being really loud, especially when he gets really excited.
- Like Is, Like, a Comma: Sometimes, often when talking to Masae.
- Manchild: He's an adult and has the personality of someone under half his age.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: His friendship with Masae is this dynamic, one can hear it well in their Mario Party 2 let's play where he Screams Like a Little Girl while she comes with Mighty Roars.
- Motor Mouth: Occasionally shows off impressive speaking speeds.
- Nice Guy: Emile is a friendly and easygoing guy who's also known to be very generous to his friends.
- Only Known By His Nickname: He prefers to go by Chugga though Proton Jon has started to call him by his real name more frequently.
- The Pollyanna: He's a very optimistic person who loves to entertain his fans.
- Precision F-Strike: Many who watches The Runaway Guys for the first time are very suprised to learn that he actually has a filthy mouth. He might be affected by Jon and Tim.
- Comes with a big "What The Fuck!" after Luigi gets a third hidden block with a hidden star in the fourth part of Mystery Land in his and Masae's Mario Party 2 LP.
- Pretty Boy: Some of his friends and some on the commenters on the StephenVlogs and Tim's vlogs, mention how handsome they think he is. Chugga is really surprised by this due to all the bullying he has experienced in his childhood.
- Pungeon Master: Loves to crack puns.
- Sad Clown: Is often told in comments that some of his jokes are not funny like a few about rape and suicide. According to ProtonJon, all of The Runaway Guys have made suicide jokes due to having been suicidal themselves.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Despite writing his name as Emile and nickname as Chugga, there are many commenters who write Emil and Chuggaa. Well, it's better than to be called Emily again, isn't it?
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With ProtonJon in The Runaway Guys.
A list of the villagers appearing in the LP of Animal Crossing New Leaf + Welcome Amiibo by Chuggaaconroy that focuses on the alternate character interpretation of the series rather than the canon personalities.
AmeliaMoved in: Episode 3
- All Love Is Unrequited: Seems to have had an unrequited crush on Pietro at one point.
- The Cameo: Appears in Masae Anela's town in episode 36.
- Out of Focus: Got the least amount of screentime out of all the animals excluding ones introduced in the second half of the LP. Also applies to the snooty personality in general since Chugga never got another one to replace her.
- Put on a Bus: Due to a sickness on Chuggaa's part, Amelia leaves town and is rarely mentioned afterwards.
AnnabelleMoved in: Croque's Birthday
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She's an anteater like Pango and has her personality.
BiskitMoved in: Starting villager
- Interspecies Romance: Chugga thought he and Shari were an item at one point.
- Leet Speak: "Bwned"
- Manipulative Bastard: Plays with Emile's emotions by threatening to move out seemingly every month. He then moves out shortly after his own birthday, but not before mocking Emile with the first letter he sent to him.
ChesterMoved in: Episode 18
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Biskit. They seem to bond over their mutual love of food.
- Put on a Bus: Moved out sometime during Chugga's month long infection.
CookieMoved in: September and October
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Partly literally, too - Chuggaa tells the story of a Tumblr user involving Cookie, in which said user had a crush on Cookie as a child playing Animal Crossing and sent her many embarrassing love letters... And she, after moving to his friend's town, showed them to said friend, causing him to receive ridicule over them. Emile does act slightly dubious regarding her after telling the story...
- ...But it's ultimately subverted - As it WAS long in the past, and he continues to treat her as a friendly villager in spite of it, with his second departure letter even acknowledging how in spite of her shady past, he can attest to her growing into a great and loyal dog.
- The Ditz: She's quite friendly, if a bit overconfident, but she's very silly. Her voice definitely fits her personality.
- HeelFace Turn: At least prior to moving to Palette - See the first trope on her.
- Irony: Chuggaa claims he likes her even though she's classified as a Peppy villager like Pango.
- See "Sick Episode" below.
- Sick Episode: She's sick in the first episode the viewers meet her, which is both rather ironically funny and sad since this was the first LP video Chugga uploaded after he recovered from his own illness.
- Valley Girl: Her manner of speech is like this text-wise, and she's definitely voiced like one.
CroqueMoved in: Episode 16
- Catch Phrase: "As if." Even after being replaced, it makes a return eventually.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He displays a teddy bear in his home that he apparently received as a gift from his mother. He's still embarrassed about it.
- Evil Counterpart: To Rocco and Fang. He's tamed down a bit by the time Hopper shows up, though.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: For good reasons. Although Molly gets along with him, as does Emile towards the end of the Welcome amiibo return.
- HeelFace Turn: Arguably towards the end of the Welcome amiibo update.
- Hidden Depths: Implied to have SOMETHING more to him than the pure jerk he seems to be at first by Molly's friendship with him. He eventually does show a nicer side, particularly after she leaves.
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Chuggaa's first farewell letter to him threatens him with dire consequences should he do anything to hurt Molly.
- Innocent Swearing: Downplayed. Croque used to always say "as if" after talking, which would cause a compliment to become an insult. Many have theorised that Croque accidentally recieved that catchphrase, likely as a practical joke from a person at his old school, and never let it go. At the end of the series, Emile considers this just to be a verbal tic with no ill intent.
- Jerkass: Why Chugga hates him. At least at first.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a softer side in spite of everything, and after Molly's departure, it starts to become a lot more evident - To the point where by the end of the return, Chuggaa is convinced even his "as if"s are simply a verbal tic with no ill intent.
- Laser-Guided Karma: During Molly's birthday, Croque jokingly thought Chugga would be the type of person to give socks as a birthday present. When it's time for Croque's birthday, Chugga's present to Croque is a pair of socks.
- Redemption Equals Affliction: He starts acting nicer following Molly's leave. Emile notes it in his second parting letter to him.
- Token Evil Teammate
EgbertMoved in: Episode 6
- Alternate Self: MadameWario also had Egbert in her town when Chugga visited. He's not the same as Chugga's one though.
- Old Save Bonus: After a fashion: This particular Egbert is the same one found in Chugga's first New Leaf town, Leafside.
FangMoved in: Croque's Birthday
- Con Man: The impression painted by some of his attempts to make deals with Emile.
- Good Counterpart: He's fairly similar to, but a lot friendlier than his fellow grumpy villager Croque.
- Nice Guy: When Chuggaa was sick, Fang sends him a letter encouraging him not to feel down. He continues to be this up to the end of the Welcome amiibo update despite times of doubt due to his seeming hunger for money, and Emile's second parting letter to him even remarks on how he thought he was a changed person from the one he knew at times, but certain letters (written exactly the same as his first kind letter) sent by Fang towards the end of the return convinced him he was still the same kind wolf at heart after all.
- Traveling Salesman: During Emile's visit to Palette for the Welcome amiibo update, Fang has become notorious for his constant attempts to buy and sell to Emile, to the point where Emile questions on multiple occasions whether or not he's still a good friend. However, his kindness still shows on occasion.
HopperMoved in: Day 9 (Welcome amiibo)
- Back from the Dead: This Hopper comes from Marriland's town of Benchton, from his own Let's Play, and according to his canon Hopper had died and he held a funeral for him when he moved out in-game. So when Marriland shows up on Day 16, he ends up joking that Hopper faked his own death to get away from him.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Notable for being the first penguin to show up in Palette, and his interactions with Chuggaa are mostly positive.
- Expy: Again, he doesn't display too much of a distinctive personality, but at the time of his arrival and by the end of the series he's the fourth "grumpy" villager in Palette, something Emile himself makes note of after talking to him for the first time.
- The New Guy: Naturally, being the first new villager during Emile's return for the Welcome amiibo series instantly makes him this, due to him being the first new addition to Palette in years.
JittersMoved in: Day 18 (Welcome amiibo)
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He could give Shari a run for her money. Emile is similarly unnerved by him.
- Motor Mouth: The voice he's given sounds like a stuttering, crazed caffeine addict. At best.
- Talkative Loon: Combined with the stuff he says, combined with his "intersting" house design, both interior and exterior, he's most definitely this.
- The New Guy: After Hopper, the second and final new villager during the Welcome amiibo revisit.
Kid CatMoved in: Week before festival update
- Expy: While not a total replacement for Stinky, he shares several traits in common.
- Put on a Bus: He moved out sometime before Croque's birthday.
- The Bus Came Back: He's appeared around town a few times during the Welcome amiibo series.
MollyMoved in: Starting villager
- Bookworm: She has a bookcase in her home and sometimes talks about books she has read.
- Cuteness Proximity: Chugga coos over her so much.
- Nice Girl
- Odd Friendship: With Croque to Chugga's shock.
- What Does She See in Him?: Croque is the friend she decides to invite to her birthday party. When it's time for Croque's birthday, Molly's the one who shows up. Chugga lampshades this during Croque's birthday. They seem to have a falling out around the time of her leaving, which is theorized to have played a part in it.
PangoMoved in: Starting villager
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is supposed to be a 'Nice' villager, but all of her lines wind up insulting.
- Put on a Bus: Unceremoniously. Announced during the Father's Day video.
- The Bus Came Back: In the September and October video, Pango can be seen walking around Main Street.
- Tsundere: She alternates between snobby or sweet seemingly at random, leaving Chugga always very wary about if she's going to be nice or if she's leading him into something bad.
PietroMoved in: Episode 5
- Ambiguously Gay: Wears rainbow wool and makes several comments to Mayor Emile that sound somewhat suggestive.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His design, quirkiness, and definitely his house interior give this impression.
- The Heart: Fittingly for a clown, he provides entertainment through things such as his upbeat personality and fondness for dance. On top of that, he's shown up to birthdays, and Emile even refers to him as a "ray of light" and told to be there for everyone like he has been for him in his second parting letter at the end of the Welcome amiibo return.
- Non-Ironic Clown: Generally pleasant, goofy, and cheerful, and has even happened to show up to birthday parties of villagers to celebrate, including the only one featuring an actual child, Kitt's.
RoccoMoved in: Starting villager
- Forgettable Character: He lacks many distinctive traits - especially compared to the other "grumpy" villagers to move into Palette - beyond his subtle enjoyment of puns and eventually being the final starting villager left following Molly's departure, to the point where Emile says his forgettability has become his main trait at one point.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Enjoys making these, to Chuggaa's delight.
- The Last of His Kind: Well, not really in the sense of a species, but he is the last starting villager to remain in Palette after Molly moved away in Welcome amiibo - day 12.
ShariMoved in: Episode 2
- Beware the Silly Ones: When a throne under her ownership is available for sale at the thrift shop, he hypothesizes that Shari became a dictator while Emile was gone from his Mayor position. To say nothing of her shady reputation and a sword being contained in a time capsule of hers.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Notable for things such as her collection of construction site items, saying wacky things, and eccentric taste in decor and music.
- Cool Big Sis: Her personality type is often called the "big sister" type, and while the "cool" part is debatable and she's rather suspicious, on top of many of the typical facets of the personality type being construed in a more "creepy and crazy" way with Shari, she's still ultimately pretty caring and protective towards Emile.
- Creepy Monotone: Given this voice at first, but toned down a lot later on.
- The Ditz: She's initially noted as being prone to saying very redundant statements.
- For Science!: Chugga's alibi for her existence.
- Interspecies Romance: See Biskit's entry. As she sent Emile a rose on Valentines Day though, they're probably not together anymore.
- Irony: Despite Chugga treating Shari like an outcast, she is the closest animal to Mayor Emile in-universe.
- Nice Girl: Despite her shadiness, she's always been a generous character and is even protective and caring towards Emile as a "big sister" type villager - Something he notes and thanks her for in his second departure letter to her.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Emile is creeped out by her and is annoyed whenever he has to deal with her and dismayed when he found out she was his closest friend, but she rarely does anything wrong and tends to be one of the nicer villagers in Palette.
- Stalker with a Crush: On Valentine's Day, she sends Emile a purple rose, which in the language of flowers means "enchantment and love at first sight". So her creepy antics may have been a way of trying to get his attention...
StinkyMoved in: Starting villager
- The Bus Came Back: Stinky returns to Palette in the September and October video, and in the Welcome amiibo revisit he is the last villager Emile summons via Wisp's amiibo-reading functionality.
- Bus Crash: Chugga's FireRed team no longer exists, as his FireRed cartridge has, unfortunately, been lost to time...
Bulbapedia the Bulbasaur—>Ivysaur—>Venusaur
- The Ace: Even as a Bulbasaur, he was able to carry most battles when his teammates couldn't. Especially when he became the only evolved Pokémon on the team for a while.
- Author Appeal: Chugga picked Bulbasaur because it's one of his personal favorites, as well as it being the first Pokémon in the Pokédex.
- Green Thumb
- Heroic Second Wind: His Overgrow ability increases the power of his Grass-type moves at 1/3 of his health.
- Mighty Glacier: He has decent attack and bulk, but he's fairly slow.
- Planimal: As is expected of Bulbasaur and its evolutions.
- Poisonous Person
- Shout-Out: To Chugga's online resource for his Pokemon LPs.
- Standard Status Effects: Chugga likes using him to put opponents to sleep.
- Starter Mon: Of the FireRed LP.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: When he was just a Bulbasaur, Gary's optional rematch had a Pidgey with Gust and a Charmander with Ember. Neither attack was used throughout the entire fight.
- The Worf Effect: Tended to lose a lot more battles the more the journey went on, even occasionally as a Venusaur.
Khold the Spearow—>Fearow
- Blow You Away
- Butt-Monkey: As a Spearow, he kept getting screwed over by bad luck in his early battles. He quickly Took a Level in Badass from Mt. Moon onward.
- Fragile Speedster: Fearow's attacking stats are decent and its speed is pretty high, but its other stats are mediocre. Chugga specifically picked Spearow because it's faster and more aggressive than the Pidgey line.
- Named After Someone Famous: He was named after The Khold One as he traded Spearow for Farfetch'd in his playthrough and complained about it being useless.
- Noble Bird of Prey: Khold is a sparrow-turned-stork that the main hero uses, so he counts.
- No-Sell: To accuracy-lowering attacks thanks to Keen Eye.
- Non-Elemental: Its other typing that it shares with Meow Mix.
- Take That!: At The Khold One.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He was kept out against a Lass's Nidoran with 1 HP. The Nidoran only used Tail Whip and Growl before going down, though it did leave a Poison Point before being defeated.
Meow Mix the Meowth—>Persian
- Author Appeal: Chugga picked Meow Mix because he was a fan of Meowth in the anime.
- Fragile Speedster: The species' speed is its main appeal, as its other stats are mediocre.
- Item Caddy: Before evolving, Meow Mix's ability was Pickup, allowing him to get some decent items.
- No-Sell: As a Persian, his ability is Limber which prevents paralysis.
- Non-Elemental: While Khold the Fearow is Normal/Flying, Meow Mix is a pure Normal type.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: The other team members were more effective at what they did than Meow Mix. That being said, he's had quite a few notable victories to his name, and he even contributed a great deal in taking some of the tougher opponents down.
- Panthera Awesome: As a Persian.
- Shout-Out: To the cat food brand of the same name.
- Standard Status Effects: Was taught Toxic.
Mimien the Mr. Mime
- Barrier Warrior: Mr. Mime as a species is known for this, and Mimien in particular still has Light Screen to help him as a special tank.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Chugga seems to think so. It was obtained in an in-game trade, so he couldn't change it.
- Enemy Mime: Even his nickname says it.
- Green Thumb: At one point, he had Magical Leaf in his moveset. The drug jokes did not escape Chugga.
- In-Series Nickname: As it was obtained in a trade.
- Irony: Chugga got rid of Reflect because Mr. Mime would be more suited to tanking special attacks than physical ones. He clearly forgot that when fighting Gary's Gyarados.
- No-Sell: Mimien has the Soundproof ability, which makes him this to sound-based abilities.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Averted, as Chugga rarely calls him Mimien.
- Psychic Powers
- Retcon: Becomes part Fairy type 3 generations later. At least it would, if it wasn't for the Bus Crash.
- Shock and Awe: Has Thunderbolt.
- Squishy Wizard: Reasonably fast with plenty of special-based offense and defense, but his physical stats are incredibly lacking.
RK9 the Growlithe—>Arcanine
- Action Initiative: Knows Extreme Speed.
- Canis Major: Once she evolves.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Literally, too.
- The Dreaded: She has the Intimidate ability, which lowers the enemy's attack upon being sent out.
- Heroic Dog: As a Growlithe, undoubtedly.
- Hilarious Outtakes: Ended up in at least one failed attempt where she used Roar to flee the coop.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: The Growlithe line has a balanced set of stats, allowing it to hit hard and tank some hits. The Intimidate ability even makes that last part more pronounced.
- Playing with Fire
- Punny Name: It's pretty much the name of its species.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Tessie
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: Used to make the Punny Name.
Tessie the Lapras
- Badass Adorable: Tessie's species has a gentle disposition, but their uses in battle are numerous.
Odairu the Totodile—>Croconaw—>Feraligatr
- Bilingual Bonus: Odairu is a transliteration of Feraligatr's Japanese name.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Odairu evolved into Croconaw before fighting Whitney. He then proved essential to beating her, along with Darmani's Mud-Slap.
- An Ice Person: Knows Ice Punch.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Compared to Typhlosion and Meganium, Feraligatr has a well-rounded balance of offense and defense.
- Starter Mon: Of the Crystal LP
Darmani the Phanpy—>Donphan
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Honorable Elephant: Granted, a miniature elephant, but still.
- Lovable Coward: A small running gag in his first couple appearances, Phanpy would run away in fear often.
- Lucky Seven: Except for his HP, all of his beginning stats were at seven.
- Mighty Glacier: He has a good amount of HP to compliment his high attack and defense, but his other stats aren't too great.
- Shout-Out: To Darmani the Goron in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, who would make Link's Goron Mask, which allowed him to roll.
Roary (formerly GRWLTH) the Growlithe—>Arcanine
- Action Initiative: Notably, due to Generation II being the first generation where stone evolutions could learn moves, Roary winds up learning Extreme Speed as an Arcanine.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Like RK9 before him, Roary has decent stats all across the board. The only difference is that abilities weren't introduced yet, so Intimidate isn't a factor.
- Meaningful Name: Was named Roary because of how it kept using Roar and forcing the battle to end early.
- Mighty Roar: Made more ironic since it's only other move was Bite when Chugga first caught it.
- Recurring Element: Roary's species was previously used in the FireRed Let's Play.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: Roary's original nickname was just Growlithe with the vowels taken out.
Vui the Eevee—>Espeon
- Badass Adorable: Even when evolved, he never stops being cute.
- Expy: A minor one to Mimien. See Squishy Wizard below.
- Non-Elemental: As an Eevee.
- Psychic Powers: He even learns Psybeam as soon as it evolves.
- Shout-Out: Named after Red's Eevee in Pokémon Adventures, who also evolved into an Espeon.
- Squishy Wizard: Espeon has incredibly high speed and special stats, but is lacking in the physical department.
Methane the Koffing—>Weezing
- Action Bomb: Knew Self-Destruct, then replaced with Explosion.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Literally. In the span of a few seconds, Chugga started from meandering around the area searching for Koffing, only to freak out when it was revealed to be shiny.
- Big "OMG!": Chugga's reaction to seeing it's shiny Koffing form.
- Living Gasbag: It might be more solid than that, but it still counts as one.
- Meaningful Name: Methane is a blue gas with a propensity to explode.
- Metal Slime: Is shiny, which is a 1 in 8192 chance at in the context of Generation II.
- Poisonous Person
- Stone Wall: Chugga even stated that he got it because he needed a "Defensive Wall".
- Stuff Blowing Up: Learned Self-Destruct a level after being caught, and was later taught Explosion.
Volvagia the Dratini—>Dragonair—>Dragonite
- Action Initiative: Is met with Extreme Speed, a move it can only learn through breeding, due to being obtained through the test in the Dragon's Den.
- Badass Adorable: Especially once she evolves into a Dragonite.
- Blow You Away: Though it didn't get it's Flying Sub-type until the semifinal episode.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Evolved in the semifinal episode, just before fighting Red.
- Gender-Blender Name: Volvagia in OoT is male, whereas this Volvagia is female.
- Mighty Glacier: Dragonite are more than capable of wrecking house and tanking hits, but their speed stat is middling. Granted, Volvagia doesn't become this until right before the fight with Red.
- Our Dragons Are Different
- Shout-Out: Named after a boss from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- The Smurfette Principle: Is the only girl on the Crystal team.
Epic Slave the Suicune
- Almighty Janitor: A legendary Pokémon that's made into an HM Slave.
- Anti-Climax Boss: Chugga managed to catch it in two throws, the last of which was inside a Poké Ball.
- Character Focus: Is the version mascot of Crystal and also a bit more heavily tied to the story as a result. His role from this game is kept in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
- Making a Splash
- Mundane Made Awesome: An "Epic Slave", if you will. It's only ever on Chugga's team for Waterfall and Whirlpool usage.
- No Biological Sex: Being a legendary, Suicune has no given gender.
- Stone Wall: Suicune is known for its amazing defense and special defense.
- The Bus Came Back: All six of the main team returned in the Pokemon Platinum LP thanks to the Pal Park feature.
- Prior to that, they appeared in Yoshiller's 100th Whatever Wednesday video for a match against his own Emerald team.
Moegami the Torchic—>Combusken—>Blaziken
- Acrophobic Bird: As is expected of this species.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Gains this type from Combusken onwards.
- Glass Cannon: His offensive stats are absolutely phenomenal and his attack coverage is pretty great for a starter, but everything else has either a base 70 or 80 total.
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Heroic Second Wind: His Blaze ability works this way.
- Playing with Fire
- Shout-Out: Invoked to a reference to a previous LP. Named after one of the brush gods from Ōkami, who was also a fiery rooster.
- Starter Mon: Of the Emerald LP.
Kappa the Lotad—>Lombre—>Ludicolo
- Big Fun: Ludicolo in general are like this, as this trait appealed to Chugga.
- Born Lucky: In the final battle against Steven, he got four critical hits in five turns.
- Healing Factor: His Rain Dish ability allows him to restore HP in the rain.
- An Ice Person: Uses Ice Beam.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: His overall statistics even each other out, though he mainly has an edge in special attack and special defense.
- Kappa: It's based on and even named after the creature in question.
- Making a Splash: Shares the Water Type with ACoolTent.
Teddy the Slakoth—>Vigoroth—>Slaking
- Badass Normal: She doesn't need elemental attacks to be completely overpowered.
- Blessed With Suck: What Truant is like when Teddy's a Slakoth. As a Slaking, it becomes a Necessary Drawback.
- Difficult, but Awesome: As part of a Self-Imposed Challenge.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Has Hyper Beam, or as Chuggaa calls it: "NOSE LASER!!!"
- Gender-Blender Name: She's named after Chugga's male cat despite being female. Chugga frequently mistakes her for a male because of this.
- Genre Savvy: Was taught Hyper Beam to get around the attacking only once every two turns handicap.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite the massive weight gain compared to Vigoroth, Teddy actually gains speed upon evolving into Slaking.
- Mighty Glacier: She has high HP and attack, while everything else is above average.
- Necessary Drawback: Slaking is one of the most powerful Pokémon in the game, but its Truant ability keeps it from being too overpowered.
- No-Sell: As a Vigoroth, her Vital Spirit ability prevented the sleep status.
- Running Gag: "Teddy is loafing around!"
- Self-Imposed Challenge: Why she was captured in the first place. Her ability Truant makes it only attack once every two turns.
- Shout-Out: Is named after one of Chugga's cats, Teddy.
- Take That!: When she evolved into Slaking...
- Two Girls to a Team: With Pandora
Acooltent the Tentacool—>Tentacruel
- Com Mons: Chugga put it on the team to show that it's useful despite being this.
- Continuity Nod: His name is a reference to Pokémon Stadium, in which opponents will give their Pokémon odd nicknames to showcase the alternate coloring of nicknamed Pokémon.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: While Chugga's team, hardened by the postgame, was able to thrash Yoshiller's team, which wasn't, Acooltent was by far the one with the most KOs, taking out half of Yoshiller's Emerald teamnote until he finally went down.
- Electric Jellyfish: As per usual with this species, the electric type is averted.
- Making a Splash: Like Kappa, it's also a Water type.
- No-Sell: It's ability Clear Body made it immune to stat drops.
- Poisonous Person
- Replacement Goldfish: In Tentacool's debut episode, a Tentacool with the ability Liquid Ooze was used, before being replaced by the one with Clear Body.
- So Bad, It's Good: In-Universe, Chugga found the nickname, ACoolTent to be so ridiculous that he couldn't help but find it amusing and name a Tentacool it.
- Stone Wall: A special Sponge as Chugga points out.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Yoshiller's video of him fighting Chugga's Emerald team, Acooltent was the MVP of the match. Not only did he suffer Full Paralysis ONLY ONCE from a single usage of Dragonbreath, he survived a critical Fly boosted by 2 Dragon Dances with red health, and kept on going, softening up Nimbasa with a Sludge Bomb to be taken out by a Toxic laid on Nimbasa from earlier in the match, taking out Reaper with a critical Surf after avoiding a Swords Dance-boosted Quick Attack, and finally barely survived a Mach Punch from Broom to take out it out with a Sludge Bomb.
Altair the Swablu—>Altaria
- Blow You Away
- Healing Factor: His ability of Natural Cure allows him to recover from any status ailment upon being switched out.
- Meaningful Name: Altair is named after a star, and sounds like Altaria.
- Our Dragons Are Different: He doesn't even look like a dragon!
- Running Gag: Altair had a hard time evolving and Chuggaa's exclamation on that he was just 2 experience points away from evolving cemented this.
- Stone Wall: Altaria has average defense and above-average special defense, but their offensive stats aren't that fantastic.
Pandora the Absol
- Casting a Shadow: Because the Dark-type was a Special type and Absol has better Attack, she was taught Shadow Ball instead of a Dark-type move.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In fact, her species actively tries to warn others of great disasters.
- Glass Cannon: Has high Attack and knows Swords Dance, but has low defensive stats.
- Meaningful Name: Pandora was the one who unleashed all of the chaos in the world but brought hope, similar to Absol being called the Disaster Pokémon yet really spreading warnings to others.
- One-Man Army: Can take down half of the Elite Four without breaking a sweat.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Teddy
- Useless Useful Spell: Due to Absol being a Glass Cannon, Pandora's ability of Pressure (which increases enemy PP usage) doesn't necessarily have very many uses.
Slavinator the Zigzagoon
- Badass Pacifist: Chugga basically brought him out when he didn't have anyone else left, and he won without having to do anything due to Poison doing the finishing damage.
- Breakout Character: Gained a lot of popularity after Chugga's battle with Brawly.
- A Day in the Limelight: His victory against Brawly gained him several level ups despite him not being an official team member.
- Fan Nickname: "Slavinator," because he's Chuggaa's HM slave and he likes Phineas and Ferb.
- Item Caddy: Has the ability Pickup which allowed Chugga to get some good items for free.
- Non-Action Guy: He was kept in the party to strictly be an HM Slave.
- Defeat Means Friendship: 5/6 (or 5/7 if you count Baggage) of this team were Shadow Pokémon that Wes had to snag.
Saikou the Espeon
- The Ace: Tends to be the highest leveled Pokémon on the field.
- Always Someone Better: To Umbreon.
- Bilingual Bonus: Saikou's name is also a pun on Saikō, the Japanese word for "The Best".
- Laser-Guided Karma: Has the ability Synchronize, which allows him to pass on status effects.
- The Power of Friendship: He even has Return at full power at the very start.
- Punny Name: Saikou can be pronounced "Psycho".
- Recurring Element: Saikou's species was previously used in the Crystal Let's Play.
- Squishy Wizard: Just like Vui in Crystal, he has high speed and overall special stats, but can't take physical hits worth a darn.
- Starter Mon: Of the Colosseum LP. He shares this status with Baggage, but Saikou's the one who's actually used.
Corona the Quilava—>Typhlosion
- Brick Break: Was taught the move to give it more attack diversity.
- Glass Cannon: He has good special attack and speed, but it's other stats aren't too impressive. In the past, Chugga's even compared the Cyndaquil line to the Charmander line in terms of overall use.
- Heroic Second Wind: Has the ability Blaze, which essentially works like this.
- Playing with Fire: In fact, it's the only Fire-type used in Colosseum and XD: Gale of Darkness. It's also the last Fire-type used in any of Chugga's Pokémon playthroughs as of the present time.
- Shout-Out: To the last level in Super Mario Sunshine that he had extreme trouble with: Corona Mountain.
Marshall the Quagsire
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Herd-Hitting Attack: Was taught Earthquake for dealing with multiple enemies. And he knows Surf.
- Last Man S Tanding: Is the last of Wes's team to stand against Evice.
- Making a Splash
- Mighty Glacier: Marshall's attack and defense are equal by default, and his HP is his most defining feature. However, he's slow as molasses.
- No-Sell: His ability Water Absorb made him immune to water attacks and being Ground type means he's not affected by Sandstorm.
- Punny Name: Marshall, because Quagsire is a water/ground type.
- Useless Useful Spell: Surf is a good attack, but Quagsire's Special Attack is rather lousy. This becomes a Subverted Trope, since the low damage output makes it perfect for snagging Shadow Pokémon.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: The final turn against Evice could have Marshall easily defeated but he decided to use two X Attacks instead, thus giving Marshall the opening to defeat Machamp and Chuggaa to capture Tyranitar.
Affection the Misdreavus
- Ascended Extra: Went from a slot filler to an actual team member after the Running Gag started.
- Meaningful Name: Was named Affection as part of the Running Gag.
- No-Sell: Not just to Normal and Fighting types, but her ability Levitate makes her immune to Ground types as well.It doesn't affect Misdreavus!
- Our Ghosts Are Different
- Retcon: Chuggaa was not planning on using Misdreavus at first, even stating he had only three team members (Espeon, Typhlosion and Quagsire) at one point. When the Running Gag started, he decided to use her.
- Running Gag: There was a counter for the number of times the AI attempted to attack Affection with moves that she's immune to. It finished at around 30.
- Squishy Wizard: Her special attack, special defense, and speed are all at a respectable 85 each. In contrast, her other stats are at 60 each.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Walnut
Walnut the Forretress
- Action Bomb: Her species can naturally learn Self-Destruct and Explosion.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: She's the first and only Bug-type Pokémon used in any of Chugga's playthroughs (unless you count Statik from Black). Even though she doesn't have any Bug attacks.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Although she doesn't have any Steel attacks.
- No-Sell: Her Sturdy ability makes her this to One-Hit KO moves.
- Shout-Out: Was named after the Wall-nut in Plants vs. Zombies.
- Standard Status Effects: Learned Toxic to help chip out HP.
- Stone Wall: Chugga even calls her a strict wall. She was made to take attacks for the team.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Knows Explosion.
- Trap Master: Many of Walnut's uses involve her setting up moves like Spikes and Toxic to whittle opponents down.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Affection
Munchkin the Granbull
- Bully Bulldog: As usual with this species, ultimately averted. Played Straight as a Shadow Pokémon, however.
- The Dreaded: Has the damage-cutting Intimidate for his ability.
- Glass Cannon: Chugga states that he chose Granbull since it has good offensive power.
- Herd-Hitting Attack: Knows Earthquake.
- Non-Elemental: Granbull was this before the Fairy-type retcon 3 generations after Colosseums events.
- Poisonous Person: Chugga taught him Sludge Bomb to give him more diversity.
Baggage the Umbreon
- Casting a Shadow: A Dark-type actually.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In fact, it has Return at full power.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Like Saikou, Baggage also has the Synchronize ability.
- The Load: He was in the party for most of the game, but Chugga found him to be somewhat outclassed by Espeon in the main adventure.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's great in competitive play, but Espeon is a lot more sufficient in the main story in Chugga's opinion.
- Starter Mon: One of two, in fact.
- Stone Wall: Part of the reason why Chugga doesn't keep him on the team is he felt his lack of offenses wasn't a good fit for the story.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Like Wes, Michael's team is filled mostly with ex-Shadow Pokémon. 2/3 to be exact.
Voltaire the Eevee—>Jolteon
- The Ace: Does well in the playthrough and is considered Chugga's go-to Pokémon.
- Fragile Speedster: Was complimented for being able to outspeed many of the opponents.
- Glass Cannon: He outspeeds almost everything and he's got a great Special Attack stat to complement.
- Meaningful Name: Voltaire is not only a name based on electricity, but the name of one of Chugga's old friends.
- No-Sell: His Volt Absorb makes him this to Electric-type moves.
- Non-Elemental: As an Eevee.
- Shock and Awe: After evolving.
- Shout-Out: He is named Voltaire after a childhood friend he made playing Pokémon.
- Squishy Wizard: Espeon is basically Jolteon, but with the special attack and speed stats switched around. As such, Voltaire has high special attack and speed and above-average special defense, but his other stats are pretty low.
- Standard Status Effects: Knows Thunder Wave.
- Starter Mon: Of the XD: Gale of Darkness LP.
Mah Stache (formerly Mah Ball) the Spheal—>Sealeo—>Walrein
- Badass Mustache: It's even in its name starting from Sealeo.
- Cuteness Proximity: As a Spheal, when he uses Charm.
- Meaningful Rename: Mah Ball was not quite ball-like after evolving into a Sealeo, so a new name was in order.
- Mighty Glacier: Quite literally, too. His offenses and defenses are all reasonably high, and his Thick Fat ability makes him further able to take Fire and Ice typed attacks.
- Punny Name: Mah Stache sounds like Mustache.
- Shout-Out: Mah Ball is a reference to Lucahjin.
- Sweet Seal: As one would expect.
- Theme Naming: Both names started with "Mah".
- Weather Manipulation: Was taught Rain Dance to make Voltaire's Thunder 100% accurate.
Jinzou the Baltoy—>Claydol
- No Biological Sex: The Baltoy line doesn't have genders.
- No-Sell: It's Levitate ability allowed it to be used with Billy Bob's Earthquake without taking friendly fire.
- Silicon-Based Life: It's a clay doll (get it?) that came to life.
- Shout-Out: Named after the Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster card that is impervious to Trap Cards. Fittingly enough, Pokémon with Levitate are immune to Arena Trap.
- Stone Wall: It's slow, and it's offenses aren't too impressive, but it can take hits well.
Billy Bob the Aron—>Lairon—>Aggron
- Cast From Hit Points: Averted. Billy Bob's Rock Head ability prevents recoil damage.
- Continuity Nod: One of the names guessed for Doopliss in his Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Let's Play was Billy Bob.
- Fluffy the Terrible: A fear-inspiring metallic, dragonic juggernaut... called Billy Bob. It Makes Sense in Context.
- Herd-Hitting Attack: Knows Earthquake.
- Mighty Glacier: Aron as a species are known for their incredible offensive and defensive capabilities, tanking physical hits just as well as they can dish them out. In fact, a Running Gag was that attacks landing on Billy Bob only did 1 damage.
Gadzooks the Zangoose
- Acquired Poison Immunity: Zangoose as a species normally has this ability as a result of its longtime rivalry with Seviper. Gadzooks is no exception.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared in the third episode.
- Glass Cannon: He's a very powerful fighter and reasonably fast, but his other stats kinda suck.
- HeelFace Turn: Was originally a Shadow Pokémon before being snagged and purified, like Gene, Mah Stache, Jinzou, and Trifecta. Unlike the others, Gadzooks was around the story the longest.
- Meaningful Name: Named for his former trainer Zook.
- No-Sell: To any Ghost-type attacks due to his type, and any attempts with Poisoning due to his Immunity ability.
Trifecta the Dodrio
- Butt-Monkey: The amount of battles in the main story which Trifecta makes significant contributions to can be counted on one hand.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Knows Tri Attack.
- Fragile Speedster: She's fast, but one or two hits can take her out.
- Glass Cannon: At the very least, she can also do decent damage if she manages to stay in for long enough.
- Multiple Head Case: Dodrio's main defining characteristic.
- No-Sell: Downplayed. Her Early Bird ability makes her wake up quickly if she falls asleep.
- Rule of Three: Three heads, and her name is based on a group of three.
- The Smurfette Principle: To Chugga's XD team.
- Took a Level in Badass: She was constantly getting K.O.ed in the main story due to bad defenses and poor luck with critical hits, but in the aftergame, she managed to prove her worth by winning some battles, particularly the late stages of Mt. Battle.
Gene the Teddiursa
- Item Caddy: Would usually find exceptionally rare items.
- Non-Action Guy: Not an official team member, but was kept in for it's Pickup ability until Dodrio joined in.
- Shout-Out: Gene was named after Gene Simmons because of the Overly Long Tongue that amused Chugga in his Lick attack.
- Tagalong Kid: Was in the party for most of the time, due to Dodrio not joining until the final dungeon.
Bodhi the Turtwig—>Grotle—>Torterra
- Butt-Monkey: Gets hit with this a bit as a Grotle, being overshadowed by the others. When Chuggaa goes to the move relearner to reteach moves, Bodhi only had three to choose from (Tackle, Withdraw, and Absorb), while the others have entire lists.
- Cast From Hit Points: Knows Wood Hammer, the Grass equivalent of Double-Edge.
- Curbstomp Battle: Takes out all of Shady Penguinn's Pokémon in the multiplayer battle after the Pastoria Gym. One-shots Cynthia's Lucario with Earthquake.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His secondary type as a Torterra, complete with learning Earthquake upon evolving.
- Drop the Hammer: Has Wood Hammer, with Chugga even referencing this trope by name in Episode 49.
- Foil: Of sorts, to Ash's Torterra, in that the latter got overshadowed the more it evolved, whereas Chugga's grew out of that once he reached his final stage.
- Green Thumb: Had Razor Leaf for a while before being replaced with Wood Hammer to take better advantage of the physical Grass STAB.
- Heroic Second Wind: His Overgrow ability works like this.
- Meaningful Name: Bodhi is a magnificent tree, which Emile believes the little sprout he was as a Turtwig will grow into someday. And boy, did he.
- Mighty Glacier: He's incredibly slow, but he can dish out damage like nobody's business and tank just as much.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: As a Grotle, especially when compared to how strong and diverse the other Pokémon on Chuggaa's team are. Averted as a Torterra, however, as it gains the boon of STAB Earthquake, making it the slow powerhouse of the team.
- Starter Mon: Of the Platinum LP
- Took a Level in Badass: Evolves into Torterra just before the battle with Crasher Wake. And it sweeps right through Shady Penguinn's team in multiplayer.
- Turtle Power: He's a giant tortoise that later carries a tree on his shell.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Was able to defeat Barry twice without taking any damage, because Barry's Chimchar kept using Leer to lower his defense.
- During the last battle with Jupiter, two Flamethrowers from Skuntank would've beaten Bodhi. However, Skuntank used Smokescreen instead of Flamethrower.
Acrobat the Zubat—>Golbat—>Crobat
- Bat Out of Hell: He's a huge bat starting out, and he only gets bigger as he evolves.
- Blow You Away
- Com Mons: Zubat is actually one of these almost every game (it's not the page image for Goddamned Bats for nothing), but Chuggaa decides to add one to his team because it grows into a powerhouse.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He fell to a one hit KO to Roark's Cranidos, revealing that the latter was faster than Zubat, much to the dismay of Chuggaa.
- A Day in the Limelight: He is heavily focused on in Episode 68, since his Mean Look allowed Chugga to battle against the Legendary Birds. Bonus points since the episode is almost 50 minutes long.
- Disc-One Nuke: It only took three levels for him to evolve from Golbat to Crobat, resulting in a massive stat boost. This happens immediately after the second gym.
- Lightning Bruiser: Has a reasonable attack stat and an incredibly high speed stat. The latter is especially evident as a Crobat.
- Magikarp Power: Zubat is initially not very good, with weak attacks and nothing to take advantage of its typing or stats. Then it starts learning moves like Wing Attack, Confuse Ray, and Poison Fang and becomes an absolute beast in battle. Add that to the fact that it can potentially evolve into Crobat one whole level after Golbat, and Zubat goes from a weak little bat to a Disk One Nuke.
- No-Sell: His Flying typing makes him immune to Ground attacks, and he has the ability Inner Focus, which makes him Immune to Flinching.
- Poisonous Person
- Punny Name: What does Zubat become when it fully evolves? A Crobat.
- Standard Status Effects: Had Supersonic before being replaced with the much more accurate Confuse Ray.
- Took a Level in Badass: Once he finally learned Wing Attack, he was able to defeat a trainer's Roselia in 2 hits on his own, which is a huge step up from his weaker attacks before. Continues with Acrobat surviving a Sunny Day-powered Flare Blitz from Flint's Rapidash, and later pulling through a super-effective Extrasensory from Cynthia's Roserade.
Supernova the Cleffa—>Clefairy—>Clefable
- Always Accurate Attack: Had Magical Leaf up until Episode 25 where it was replaced with Thunderbolt.
- Awesome, yet Impractical: Has Metronome which allows Supernova to use any attack at random, but for the most part, it hasn't been too helpful in the adventure. At least until one iteration gives it Roar of Time.
- Badass Adorable: Chugga likes her for her power and cuteness.
- Born Unlucky:
- Supernova has a really, REALLY bad case of this. In the boss battles she takes part in, more often than not she gets hit by a status effect or a crit at an inhuman frequency. And during her fully-evolved debut in Canalave Gym, she misses Fire Blast FOUR OUT OF FIVE TIMES. To put this into context, Fire Blast has an 85% accuracy and the chance of the above happening is 0.043%. YEAH.
- After a long streak of getting wrecked by by bad luck, she finally gets a good showing against Cyrus' Gyarados, avoiding the 20% flinch chance from Waterfall twice and able to strike back with two Thunderbolts. Considering all the crap she went through before, this is a TREMENDOUS improvement.
- Averted again in her battle against Lucian, as she takes down Bronzong, one of Lucian's strongest Pokemon, with two Fire Blasts. Considering her atrocious luck beforehand, this is a pretty damn good showing.
- Her bad luck returns with the fight with Champion Cynthia. Supernova is sent out first against Cynthia's Spiritomb, and Supernova manages to not miss any attacks. Supernova just...didn't do too much damage. Not enough, anyway. Supernova is knocked out without even sending out the Reflect that Chugga had replaced for, or even getting Cynthia to use a Full Restore. Poor thing.
- Butt-Monkey: A streak of getting KO'd before doing anything worthwhile, coupled with abysmal luck? The poor girl can't get a break.
- Deathbringer the Adorable: The reason why Chugga chose the name Supernova.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Has Meteor Mash, the move Chugga wanted her to learn before he evolved her.
- Failed a Spot Check: In order to do a two on one double battle with the Dex, Chugga traded two Pokémon to a different game. One of the ones traded was Supernova, which dropped her happiness down to its original value. Chugga doesn't realize this and commends Kellz's Ponyta for taking a Return well.
- Mighty Glacier: She could hit reasonably hard, if she'd just land hits more often.
- No-Sell: Has the ability Magic Guard, making her immune to damaging status effects and weather. Her normal typing also makes her immune to Ghost-types.
- Non-Elemental: Aside from this being her type until the fairy-type retcon, she was taught Return, not just to take advantage of the Happiness factor, but for the Same Type Attack Bonus.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Is known as the "Fairy Pokémon", has the word in its mid-stage's name, and is made a pure Fairy type 2 generations later.
- Playing with Fire: Knows the move Fire Blast, which actually helps Chugga win a multiplayer battle against Tamashii Hikora and her Leafeon.
- The Power of Friendship: Cleffa have a high base friendship and Chugga gave her the TM Return, power based off of how high the friendship is. And like Zubat, it's another happiness-based evolution.
- Shock and Awe: Knows the move Thunderbolt.
- Stone Wall: Her HP and special defense are pretty above average.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Vanity
- The Unfavorite: She becomes this to Chugga because of her poor luck.
- The Worf Effect: By the time Chugga faces off against Crasher Wake, she's 5 levels above the next highest leveled team member. She also has the poorest showing, getting dominated by Wake's Gyarados without getting a single hit in. In both of Chugga's battles with him.
- The trend continues in Chugga's first battle with Cyrus, where she gets dominated by a Sneasel SEVEN LEVELS LOWER THAN IT.
- She's then defeated by Yoshiller's Gliscor, who's four levels lower than her, without getting to do anything to it.
- FINALLY averted with her battle against Cyrus' Gyarados, in which she is able to solo it using two Thunderbolts and actually AVOIDS getting hit by the flinch from Waterfall for once. She also pulls her weight against Lucian, being able to solo-kill his Bronzong with her Fire Blasts.
Psythe the Ralts—>Kirlia—>Gallade
- Always Accurate Attack: Had Magical Leaf up until episode 28 where it was replaced with Leaf Blade.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: His secondary type as a Gallade.
- Came Back Strong: Has the Steadfast ability, which allows his speed to increase every time he flinches.
- Critical Hit Class: Chugga gives Psythe a selection of Increased-Critical moves, and just before the Elite Four also gives him a Razor Claw, giving Psythe increased critical hit chance.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Takes out Barry's Monferno, Buizel, and Roselia in one hit each after evolving into Gallade.
- Didn't See That Coming: Chuggaa forgot Ralts had Teleport when he tried to catch him.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Ralts and its evolution Kirlia are quite feminine looking, but Chugga specifically wanted a male one. Grows out of this when he evolves into Gallade, though.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Psythe levels to 53 during the battle with Elite Four Flint and learns Close Combat, which Chugga had thought was learned at level 55. This leaves two other battles to use that move in.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Evokes this appearance.
- Master Swordsman: If his type coverage is anything to go by.
- Psychic Powers
- Punny Name: His name is Scythe with a "Psy" pun in it.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Teleported a lot while Chugga was attempting to catch him.
- Spiritual Successor: Escaping before Chugga can catch him is reminiscent to Roary the Growlithe from his Crystal Let's Play.
- Squishy Wizard: A more physically-based variant, in that he has incredibly high attack and special defense, but his physical defense is pitiful. As a Gardevoir, he would have played this trope more straight.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he evolved into Gallade, he gained a massive boost in Attack and three new physical moves to go with it.
Vanity the Feebas—>Milotic
- The Ace: Was the highest leveled team member throughout the post-game and the most reliable battler.
- Cornered Rattlesnake: Has the ability Marvel Scale, which increases her defense if afflicted with a status ailment.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Best shown in the battle with Elite Four's Bertha. Vanity mutilates Bertha's team 1 vs 4 with her Water-type advantage. (It would've been 1 v 5, but Psythe was sent out first to take advantage of a quad weakness against Whiscash.)
- An Ice Person: Knows the move Ice Beam.
- Lady of War:
- She might be the lowest level member of Chugga's team outside of the HM Slaves, but she is a badass through and through. If the fact that she beat a Pokémon 11 levels higher than her, soloed Cyrus's Houndoom AND finished off his Crobat with only FOUR HP left is of any indication.
- Sweeping through the Elite Four and the Champion with almost no trouble and carrying the team in general was another showing, as Vanity ended up as the highest level Pokémon on Chugga's team by the end of it all. Tanking a Dragon Rush from Cynthia's Garchomp from just over half health, and proceding to finish off said Garchomp completely and entirely cements Vanity's place here.
- Lightning Bruiser: Has outsped many an enemy Pokémon in her time on Chugga's team, and is very, very strong. She's also quite tanky, shrugging off Cross Poisons and Dragon Rushes alike and saving her team many times over. Vanity's victory over Cynthia's Garchomp, which in itself is an infamous one of these, while six levels below it really tells you how powerful a Milotic can be.
- Magikarp Power: Limited movepool and low stats, and only evolves through beauty. Averted for this playthrough, thanks to Chugga making a ton of Poffins, and her evolution the episode after her capture.
- Making a Splash: A Water-type that Chugga could finally make good use of the Surf HM for.
- Meaningful Name: The word "vanity" can mean both "worthless" (as a Feebas) and "pride in appearance" (as a Milotic).
- Mighty Glacier: Her species is one by default, with a decent special attack and outright bulky special defense and HP stat. Plus, her Marvel Scale ability buffs her physical defense if ever she falls ill.
- Took a Level in Badass: Once she evolved from a Feebas to a Milotic, she gained much better stats and a much better movepool. She was even able to out-speed and beat a Pokemon 11 levels higher than her during her debut battle.
- True Beauty Is on the Inside: The whole idea behind her evolution cycle. Feebas evolves into Milotic via her Beauty stat being maxed out.
- Two Girls to a Team: With Supernova.
Eidolon the Dusclops—>Dusknoir
- Cast From Hit Points: Knew the move Curse when Chuggaa caught him, making him so Chuggaa couldn't bring him below half HP to catch him.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Joins the team after the events with Giratina, not long before the final gym leader and the end of the main game.
- An Ice Person: Knows Ice Punch.
- Meaningful Name: His name Eidolon can mean "ghost" or "idealized", which references its very appropriate Adamant nature.
- Mighty Glacier: Chugga likes him for his bulk and that he gained more attack power with his evolution in the game. Plus he has an Adamant nature which boosts his Attack power. And with the Pressure ability, his bulk makes it even more capable as a staller.
- Playing with Fire: Knows Fire Punch.
- Punny Name: "EYE"-dolon.
- Sixth Ranger: Chugga felt it would be better to catch him after the events of Giratina when he already had five Pokémon with him as he felt Duskull wouldn't be able to do much during the adventure at that time.
- Socialization Bonus: Dusclops evolves into Dusknoir upon being traded with a Reaper Cloth.
- Stone Wall: The Duskull line's highest stats are its defense and special defense. Dusclops adds a fair bit of power to that, while Dusknoir turns into a full-on Mighty Glacier.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After being considered for the team and rejected three times, Chugga finally decided to use the Duskull family on his team.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Before beginning the battles with the Elite Four, Chugga emphasized that you'd need an Ice Type Attack on a Pokémon that could take hits. He showed that he had given Eidolon the Icicle Plate. Come the final battle with Champion Cynthia, when Garchomp is released you realize that Garchomp has a quad weakness to ice. Eidolon, while getting a solid hit in, doesn't One-shot the Garchomp and is knocked out, leaving the enemy at half health. Cynthia's Garchomp is finished off by Vanity in the end.
Derpidius the Bidoof
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: Obviously, he was named such since Chugga found the name to be really epic.
- Boring, but Practical: Bidoof is rather unremarkable in terms of its battle capabilities, but it's able to learn Cut and Rock Smash for HM coverage.
- The Ditz: His derpy face was what inspired the nickname.
- Failed a Spot Check: During the playthrough, Chugga kept wondering why Bidoof wasn't picking up any items, only to realize Bidoof didn't have Pickup. He then remembers that Bidoof cannot have the ability Pickup.
- Non-Action Guy: Kept on the team as Chugga's HM Slave.
Derpidius (the second) the Bibarel
- Always Someone Better: As Chugga put it. She's better at being an HM Slave than Derpidius the first.
- Boring, but Practical: Bibarel has some uses in battle, namely involving its Wild Card abilities, but it's outclassed by several other Pokémon. It does, however, learn every single HM move except for Fly and Defog (for obvious reasons), making it one of the best HM Slaves out there, if not the best period.
- Gender Bender: Derpidius the first was male, but Derpidius the second is female.
- Non-Action Guy: Just like the first one, she's kept on the team for HM purposes.
- Making a Splash: Her secondary typing allows her to know the move Surf.
Sweet Ride the Tropius
As a Whole
- Born Lucky: All of Chugga's main team members have luck on their side.
- For starters, Ottawa is female which has a 1/8th chance of happening, given her species' gender ratio. She also gets a critical hit in her first battle. Her nature managed to be Docile, a neutral nature that works well for a Jack-of-All-Stats. In all four of the first four battles with Cherens Snivy (later Servine), she KOs him with crits. In Ep. 9, Chugga stated that fans calculated that she has a perfect 31 IVs in Special Attack, which will be very beneficial should she learn a move like Surf or Hydro Pump in the future. Ep. 60 verifies that she has "relatively superior potential" (IV totals are 121-150).
- Haywire managed to get Fully Paralyzed on both Herdier and Watchog in Lenora's gym, multiple times, to the point where Lenora's Herdier never got to move. She managed to soften up Watchog before fainting and letting Ottawa take the reins. Before that, she was the only Blitzle that had the ability Chugga wanted, with a nature he wanted as well. Also, about the time Chugga leaves Nimbasa, Haywire got an absurd spike of critical hits, even when he took off the Scope Lens off of her. Though it's also a case of zig-zagged, since Haywire had a Modest nature, which dropped her high Attack and barely helped her low Special Attack, and Chugga's insistence on having her use special attacks meant she often struggled against opponents which would have dropped like bricks to physical attacks like Spark and Wild Charge.
- Terrabite's highest IV is in his Attack, which is perfect for his ability of Moxie. At first, he had bad luck against most of his opponents, due to a lot of them being types that are effective against Ground. However, him defeating Bianca all by himself and then saving the team against Cheren directly after showed that the luck was alive and well.
- Roc got a (admittedly useless) all stat buff with his first usage of Ancient Power in his debut battle, and proceeded to steamroll Elesas team by only using AncientPower, getting the all stats buff from AncientPower on the first use and getting 2 critical hits.
- Averted with Hilbert, he's just a normal Garbodor.
- Zigzagged with Hex. It is the only other Pokemon with 31 IVs, in special defense. However, it has an Impish nature, which is a terrible nature for it (loses Special Attack, its main offensive stat, in exchange for Defense - which is its worst stat, and 10% increase doesn't really help).
- Five-Man Band: As usual, each member of Emile's team fills in a role on the roster:
- Ottowa is The Leader, due to being Emile's starter Pokemon, as well as being Jack-of-All-Stats.
- Haywire becomes The Lancer once caught, due to being incredibly fast, and hits pretty hard with her electric attacks.
- Terrabite serves as The Big Guy, due to having many hard-hitting attack, and is often the one Emile calls on to quickly take someone down.
- Roc is considered to be The Smart Guy, due to having attacks that cover multiple types, and becomes immune to all ground attacks once he evolves into Archeops.
- Hilbert acts as The Heart, due to serving as the team's wall, with only a offensive attacks to battle against foes. This could also theoretically apply to him becoming the leader of a biker gang.
- And finally, Hex is the Sixth Ranger, due to being the last team member (and vastly different from the others), having No Biological Sex, and serving as an icy special tank towards Dragon-types.
- Two Girls to a Team: Ottawa and Haywire.
Ottawa the Oshawott—>Dewott—>Samurott
- The Ace: Ottawa has been known to get the team out of plenty of tight jams in her run. Especially notable in that Chugga has admitted that, in all of his Unova playthroughs, his starter was usually his worst Pokémon, so she's also the ace of all the Unova starters he's ever used.
- Action Girl: Notable in that she's the first female starter Chugga ever used in one of his playthroughs.
- Action Initiative: Knows Aqua Jet.
- Badass Mustache: Obtains one upon becoming a Samurott.
- Canada, Eh?: She's named after the capital of Canada, encouraging Chugga to make a few jokes about it (just as addressing the free healthcare at Pokémon Centers).
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Routinely delivered these to Cheren's Snivy/Servine quite often. The trend ended when it evolved into Serperior.
- Delivered an absolutely spectacular one to Cynthia in the finale.
- Four Is Death: During the fourth battle against Cheren's starter, Ottawa was nearly defeated by Servine, only to KO him with a crit. She then goes down soon after thanks to Sandstorm damage.
- Heroic Second Wind: Her Torrent ability works like this. Funnily enough, despite Chugga having owned a Feraligatr before, that was back in Crystal before abilities were even a thing. This makes Ottawa the first Pokémon owned thus far with this specific ability.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Her species is one, and her Docile nature helps exemplify it.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Due to her mustache and beard, she looks very masculine despite the fact that she's female.
- Making a Splash: Ottawa is a Water-Type Pokémon.
- Picked Last: Chugga notes that Oshawott looks like someone who'd get picked last in gym class, and chooses her because he was also always picked last.
- Playful Otter: As an Oshawott. Dewott is also fairly otter-like.
- Running Gag: Whenever she goes up against Cherens Snivy (later Servine), Ottawa always gets a K.O.-inducing critical hit. Subverted when Servine evolves into Serperior.
- Samurai: It's even in Samurott's name. Dewott also has a Ronin vibe.
- Starter Mon: For Blair in the White LP.
Haywire the Blitzle—>Zebstrika
- Always Accurate Attack: Knew Shock Wave, though later trades it up for Volt Switch.
- Butt-Monkey: After the main story concluded, Haywire just can not catch a break. She ended up being defeated by a Castform. Thankfully, she seems to be growing back out of this.
- Cool Horse: An Electric-type zebra.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivered these to Cheren, N, and Lenora's Herdier at separate points in the story.
- A Day in the Limelight: Haywire saw heavy usage in an effort to make her catch up with Ottawa in levels, which came to a head to where she did much of the heavy lifting against Lenora.
- Fragile Speedster: Zebstrika are known for impressive speed stat and decent offensive stats, but they can't take hits well at all.
- Herd-Hitting Attack: Knew Discharge, though later trades it up for Thunderbolt.
- Meaningful Name: Haywire is an electrical term, plus hay is something horses eat.
- No-Sell: Chugga notes that both of Blitzle's main abilities of Lightning Rod and Motor Drive makes it immune to Electric moves and boosts its power in some way. He chose one with Lightning Rod, believing a Sp. Attack boost will be more efficient in the long run.
- Playing with Fire: Knows Flame Charge, which not only helps counter Grass types that resist Shock Wave/Volt Switch, but also builds up her ludicrous Speed even further. She later trades it for Overheat, which Chugga didn't even know Zebstrika could learn.
- Running Gag: After Terrabite joined, she has had a habit of being upstaged by him. She was even defeated by him when he was first fought in the wild.
- She later joined Ottawa in the latters running gag of K.O.ing Cherens Servine with a crit, with the knockout hit being Flame Charge.
- About the time Chugga leaves Nimbasa, Haywire got an absurd spike of critical hits.
- Shock and Awe: Haywire is an Electric-type Pokémon.
- Standard Status Effects: Knows Thunder Wave, which she used to great effect against Lenora.
- Took a Level in Badass: After a lackluster post-story run, she's finally made a note physical member of the team and given Wild Charge and Volt Switch in place of Thunderbolt and Charge Beam, and Flame Charge is finally replaced with Overheat. She ended up becoming the highest-leveled Pokémon on the team as a result.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Haywire is the last Pokémon standing against Alder, she has Overheat, and Alder's last team member is Vanilluxe. This makes it sound like she'll win this easily. Except she doesn't. Haywire only puts Vanilluxe in the red, who retaliates with a Blizzard that finishes her off. The poor horse just can't catch a break...
Terrabite the Sandile—>Krokorok—>Krookodile
- Always Someone Better: During Elesa's Gym, Chugga remarks that he's this to Haywire, having KO'd her in the battle where he was caught, and having continually shown her up in a number of subsequent battles - up to and including evolving right after her in said Gym.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Knows the move Brick Break, and is frequently described by Emile as having a big ego.
- Awesome Ego: Emile describes Terrabite as having this. Considering that he has attacks that can cover multiple types, this trope suits him pretty well.
- Combat Pragmatist: Terrabite is a Dark-type Pokémon.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers these to Caitlin's entire team twice. He even takes out most of Shauntal's team on the second go-around.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Terrabite is a Ground-type Pokémon.
- Glass Cannon: Terrabite's species hits hard, but can't take much punishment.
- Irony: After constantly upstaging Haywire, he later gets upstaged against Elesa by Roc despite the latter having the worst chances against her. The kicker is that both Terrabite and Haywire evolved before she was even fought, and because Chugga started with Roc for the heck of it and getting extremely lucky with AncientPower, Terrabite didn't even get to do anything.
- Kill Streak: Has Moxie for his ability, which boosts his Attack with every KO. Add in his 30 Attack IV into account, and you got one mean croc once he's on a roll.
- Man Bites Man: Knew Bite when he was caught, and later swapped it for it's stronger cousin, Crunch.
- Meaningful Name: An intentional corruption of the word "terabyte" using the words "Terra" (the Latin name of Earth), and "bite" (one of its starting moves and is also one of the most fearsome quality of any croc).
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: You do not want to get on Terrabite's bad side.
- The One Guy: Averted once Roc joined the team. Technically averted sooner due to Blair being male.
- Running Gag: While getting trained up to get on equal footing of Ottawa and Haywire, the first Pokemon sent his way is effective against his Ground typing, thus Chugga's forced to switch him out.
Roc the Archen—>Archeops
- Acrophobic Bird: Definitely as an Archen. As an Archeops, he's still said not to be very good at the act, but his time on the team says otherwise.
- Author Appeal: One of the reasons he used Roc on his team is because Archen and Archeops are his favorite Pokémon.
- Blessed With Suck: Roc has the Defeatist Ability.
- Blow You Away: Roc is a Flying-type Pokémon.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Tore right through Elesas Gym Battle thanks to AncientPower giving him the stat boosts after the first use.
- Difficult, but Awesome: Roc's ability of Defeatist is this full stop. The challenge comes in keeping Roc healthy enough to prevent the ability from going off, cutting off much of his amazing Attack and Speed. Chugga even admits Defeatist is a major deal breaker.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Roc is a Rock-type Pokémon.
- Fossil Revival: Was revived out of a Plume Fossil. Notably, this is the first Fossil Pokémon he's ever used in a playthrough.
- Fragile Speedster: Roc's Defeatist ability forces him into this role once half his health is gone.
- Lightning Bruiser: When he's not in Defeatist mode, he can dish out damage like no other.
- Meaningful Name: Named after a gigantic bird of prey from Arabian mythology.
- Punny Name: That being said, the name just so happens to sound like rock.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: Of a sort. Roc's Defeatist ability makes it so he's mostly useless at under half health, but keeping him above that makes it all the more worth it.
- Shout-Out: While his nickname by itself isn't a reference, Chugga introduces it with "Roc! Pleased to meetcha."
- Useless Useful Spell: Knew Agility when he was first revived, when he already has fantastic speed. At the first opportunity, he forgot it for Dragon Breath.
Hilbert the Trubbish—>Garbodor
- Animate Inanimate Object: A walking bag of trash.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Chugga has made note that the parts of Trubbish's bag that stay on his head as a Garbodor looks like a Badass Cape.
- Butt-Monkey: Hilbert constantly has to deal with bad luck on his end, his teammates steal the thunder from him, and his name is a name that Chugga doesn't like.
- Cool Loser: Trubbish is an unpopular Pokemon due to the idea and concept of being a used trash bag. Its unpopularity is one reason Chugga put it on his team.
- Mighty Glacier: Graduated from a Stone Wall to this after learning Sludge Bomb.
- Poisonous Person: Hilbert is a poison-type with several poison-type attacks. He has managed to poison opposing pokemon with Sludge Bomb a few times.
- Running Gag: Is named after the official name for the male B&W protagonist, which Chugga has made no secret about how much he doesn't like it. As such, it's fitting that it belongs on literal trash.
- The Spiny: Is often equipped with a Rocky Helmet, which deals damage to his opponent whenever he's hit with a contact move. A great item for a physical wall.
- Stone Wall: The other reason Chugga wants a Trubbish is to give his team a wall.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Briefly knew Explosion, which he only ever used once against Cheren.
- Taking You with Me: Pulls this against Alder's Bouffalant.
- Visible Odor: Hilbert has this ability, which helps prevent wild Pokémon from appearing in addition to giving attacks a 10% chance of causing the opponent to flinch.
- Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: He beat Cynthia's Eelektross by just tanking its Wild Charges, letting it beat itself through recoil damage and his own Rocky Helmet while Chugga kept healing him. He was quickly curb-stomped by Garchomp, however.
Hex the Cryogonal
- Animate Inanimate Object: This time, it's a giant, floating snowflake.
- Butt-Monkey: Although it doesn't have it quite as bad as Hilbert does, Hex often falls into this category due to it's difficulty taking out many easy opponents.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: In the battle against Ghetsis' Hydreigon, Hex gets brought out which leads to it getting Fire Blasted. Somehow, Hex manages to hang on by its fingernails (so to speak), and although the burn it suffers finishes it off the next turn, Hex manages to throw up a Light Screen before biting it. This turned out to be a crucial factor in Zekrom beating Hydreigon with Dragon Breath.
- An Ice Person: Hex is the first pure Ice-type Pokémon Chugga has used in his playthroughs.
- Kill It with Ice: Besides its below-mentioned special tank nature and Chugga's opinion that Cryogonal is underrated, he chose it because it is a good answer to Ice and Dragon types, both of which he didn't have a hard counter for beforehand.
- Meaningful Name: Hex gets it's name from it's appearance (that being of a being a large, sentient 6-sided snowflake}, the fact that it's a hex on the luck of the team members, and also because it was the sixth and final member to join Emile's White team.
- No Biological Sex: Hex is the second Pokemon Emile has ever caught (second to Jinzou the Claydol from his Gale of Darkness team) that has no gender whatsoever. Although he does call Hex an "it" for the most part, Emile occasionally refers to Hex as a male, likely out of habit, or because "It" Is Dehumanizing.
- No-Sell: Its' ability Levitate makes it immune to Ground-type moves.
- Playing with Fire: Hex's Hidden Power is fire-typed. Yes, really. Chugga then taught him the move because of the novelty of having a fire-breathing snowflake.
- Running Gag: Poor Hex kept getting K.O.ed to get it caught up in level due to his species' terrible physical Defense.
- Squishy Wizard: Chugga wanted it on his team because he wanted a special tank. And he mentions its' physical stats are terrible.
- Useless Useful Spell: In the final episode, it's revealed that Hex's species has the ability to learn Attract...despite the fact that they're genderless.
Blair's Lillipups (Lillipup, Lillipep, Lillipap, Lillipip, Lillipoop, and Lillipop)
- Butt-Monkey: In addition to her dumb name, Lillipoop is the only one of her quintet to lack Pickup for an ability, instead having Vital Spirit. Vital Spirit turns into the amazing Intimidate when Lillipup evolves, but this is a moot point since Chugga didn't want to use a Lillipup on his final team. She was the first of the pack to be deposited to make room for 721st the Pansear.
- Canine Companion: Blair (Chugga's player character) must like dogs a lot, as he caught five of them as soon as he could, plus one more to trade it for a different Lillipup later on, that he then later got back.
- Com Mons: Found in many early parts of Unova, and Chugga caught them all on Route 1.
- Dwindling Party: Non-lethal version. As Chugga's team starts to solidify, more and more of the pups are boxed to make room.
- Item Caddy: Chugga caught five Lillipups so he could take advantage of their Pickup ability until he got his permanent party members. Four of the five had the ability, while Lillipoop did not.
- Non-Action Guy: They just scavenge for items while the rest of the party fights.
- The One Guy: The un-nicknamed Lillipup is also the only male one of the bunch, including the later caught Lillipop.
- Socialization Bonus: Berk was originally one of Whitlea's Pokémon; she traded her for Blair's Lillipop in Episode 5. Berk returned to Whitlea in Episode 13 in exchange for Lillipop.
- Theme Naming: After not nicknaming the first one he caught, Chugga changes the vowel in "pup" for each subsequent catch.
- Unfortunate Names: Poor, poor Lillipoop.
- Useless Useful Spell: Lillipoop's Vital Spirit ability, since Chugga isn't looking to add a Lillipup to the team.
Salsa (Formerly 721st) the Pansear—>Simisear
- Big Eater: His Gluttony ability makes him eat HP-restoring berries at less than 50% health instead of 25%.
- The Bus Came Back:
- Once Chugga made it to Castelia City, which contains the name-rater, 721st was removed from the daycare and rechristened "Salsa".
- Once Chugga made it to Nimbasa City, Salsa got the chance to evolve, and participated in the Pokémon Musical segment.
- Butt-Monkey: Chugga first named him 721st, noting that his evolution Simisear finished dead last on a Pokémon popularity poll. And he calls it the worst of the three elemental monkeys, since its main Fire-type move, Incinerate, is weaker than Ember and has the situational use of destroying held Berries (to make matters worse, 721st's nature of Adamant also lowers his Special Attack). Ultimately, Chugga felt sympathy towards the monkey, and decided to rename him at some point as well as giving him time to train at the daycare.
- A Day in the Limelight:
- Despite all of Chugga's ragging on Pansear and how useless Incinerate is, he was the one to land the final blow on Cilan's Pansage and earn Chugga the Trio Badge.
- Once Chugga reached Nimbasa City, Salsa was able to evolve (after getting rid of Incinerate for Flame Burst) and got featured in the Pokémon Musical segment of the first Nimbasa City exploration episode.
- Hero of Another Story: Salsa proceeded to make a name for himself in Pokémon Musicals so he wouldn't be forgotten. He had obtained every single regular prop onscreen, finishing his run with earning the Tiara from doing a multiplayer performance.
- Meaningful Name: The first nickname, 721st, was a reference to how Pansear's evolution Simisear finished dead last on a popularity chart in Japan. The new nickname Salsa is a shout-out to the Striaton City Trio and their Elemental Monkey Line. And it's also named after Salsa from Mother 3, as a character he disliked at first but eventually grew on him.
- Playing with Fire: His Fire typing was why Chugga decided to make him a temporary party member as he would have an advantage over the Grass-types Ottawa struggled with.
- Put on a Bus: After a brief stint in the party and a short time in the PC, Chugga dropped him off at the daycare center until he was able to hold his own, with a new nickname waiting for him.
- Shout-Out: Its' new nickname Salsa was inspired by the monkey of the same name in Mother 3.
Throw the Throh
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Throh is a Fighting-type, so he has an advantage against the Normal-types of the Nacrene Gym... not that he ever gets to fight them.
- Cornered Rattlesnake: Has the Guts ability, allowing his attack stat to go up when afflicted with a status effect.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Throw is a Throh named Throw. Chugga named him this to express his dislike for Pokémon names that are phonetically the same as real words.
- My Nayme Is: Inverted; his species name is Throh, but he's nicknamed Throw.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Chugga caught him as a temporary party member so he could deal with Lenora (a Normal-type Gym Leader and one Chugga considers to be among the toughest fights in the game). This purpose never got served because Haywire got extremely lucky with Full Paralysis stuns, one of which stopped Lenora's Watchog from using Retaliate after her Herdier fainted.
- Properly Paranoid: Chugga caught him for the explicit purpose of fighting Lenora should his permanent team members faint in the battle.
Boggle the Dwebble
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Chugga certainly think so, thanks to the anime giving the species a body that looks like a scorpion underneath the stone shell.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock-type.
- No-Sell: Has the ability Shell Armor, preventing critical hits.
- Non-Action Guy: Boggle was put on the team to be used as an HM Slave.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Is this because Boggle knows Strength.
- Shout-Out: Chugga named him Boggle because the way he says "Dwebble" reminds him of the way Hank Hill said "Boggle" on an episode of King of the Hill.
Necessity the Tranquill
- Blow You Away: Tranquill is a Flying-type.
- Non-Action Guy: Necessity was put on the team to be strictly used as the team Flyer, since none of Blair's team could learn the Fly HM when he received it. Even after Roc evolved, Chugga opted to keep Necessity as his designated flier due to preferring Acrobatics as Roc's flying type move.
- Almighty Janitor: As a Call-Back to Epic Slave before it, Zekrom is given the duty of providing Strength and Flash usage in the Abyssal Ruins.
- Big Good: In a sense. It's the legendary Pokémon that chooses Emile as its hero, the later part of the story is devoted to awakening it, and it saves the rest of the team from losing to Ghetsis thanks to its monumental stats.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Doesn't show up until the final part of the main story to help out in the ultimate battles against N and Ghetsis.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Zekrom temporarily replaces Haywire for the battles against N and Ghetsis.
- No Biological Sex: Like most legendary Pokémon, it has no gender and cannot breed.
- Olympus Mons: It's the mascot legendary for White version, the legendary Pokémon that champions ideals.
- Our Dragons Are Different
- Shock and Awe: It's an Electric-type, and its signature move Fusion Bolt is the highest-power attack that Chugga uses in the entire run at a whopping 200 base power when used after N's Fusion Flare.
As a Whole
- Action Girl: Whitlea herself is this, considering she's the first female protagonist in any of Chugga's Pokémon LPs, and she even goes after Tornadus the regular way.
- Foil: Whitlea's team has several parallels to Blair's team.
- Oshawott is the least popular Unova starter, but Chugga likes it and Ottawa is Born Lucky. Snivy is the most popular Unova starter, but Chugga dislikes it and Jaya is a Butt-Monkey.
- Blair neglected Lillipoop because she had Vital Spirit instead of Pickup. Meanwhile, Whitlea raised Burk specifically because he had Vital Spirit, which turned into Intimidate when he evolved.
- Terrabite and GoldenPant were both found in the deserts outside Nimbasa City, have Dark-typing, are physical attackers, and have Moxie as an ability.
- Roc and Honu are the mutually exclusive fossil choices in Gen 5, but Roc is a Glass Cannon while Honu is a Stone Wall. Furthermore, while Roc's Ability is designed to destroy his massive stats, Honu's complements his by giving him an extra defensive edge.
- Haywire and Statik are both Electric-types, though they are found in very different areas.
- Hex and :) are two Ice-types found in Twist Mountain, and the only Ice-types lines in Unova aside from the earlier-found Vanillite. :) is also like Hilbert, since she's the Butt-Monkey of the team, yet managed to pull off some surprising victories.
- The roaming legendaries also count: Blair used his Master Ball on Thundurus because it was the only roamer in the game, whereas Whitlea opted to catch Tornadus the normal way.
- Hero of Another Story: She and her team only show up occasionally, but enough is shown to make it clear she's very much on a complete adventure of her own.
- Out of Focus: White is the primary game Chugga is playing for the project, so Whitlea and her party only show up when Black has a significant difference in it.
- The Smurfette Principle: Whitlea is the first female protagonist Chugga has used for a Pokémon playthrough, and so far the only one.
Jaya the Snivy—>Servine—>Serperior
- Butt-Monkey: Chugga has a pretty low opinion of the Snivy line, and Jaya doesn't prove him otherwise, getting decently beaten up by the Team Plasma grunts on Liberty Island. In the second visit to Whitlea's dimension, Chugga outright ignores her in favor of Burk and the two new members of the team.
- Green Thumb: Jaya is a Grass-type Pokémon.
- Heroic Second Wind: His Overgrow ability works like this.
- Meaningful Name: At first, it was assumed the "ja" in Jaya can mean "snake" in Japanese, which is a common element in this line's Japanese names, but this turned out to be a misconception. Jaya comes from an actual snake species, the Irian Jaya Carpet Python.
- Starter Mon: For Whitlea in Black.
- Stone Wall: Jaya's species has great defensives, but the offensives are somewhat lacking.
Burk the Lillipup—>Herdier—>Stoutland
- The Dreaded: Has Intimidate as its ability from Herdier onwards.
- Heroic Dog: Stoutland is known to rescue those stranded in blizzards.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Despite being a Com Mon, Chugga admits that Burk is overall stronger than Jaya is, though he doesn't get much use during Liberty Island.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Stoutland really don't have a bad stat aside from special attack. All of their stats are either average or above average, though their specialty lies in their attack.
- No-Sell: As a Lillipup, he had the Vital Spirit ability which prevented sleep status. He's also immune to ghost-type attacks thanks to his typing.
- Non-Elemental: Burk is a Normal-type Pokémon.
GoldenPant the Scraggy—>Scrafty
- Bare-Fisted Monk: GoldenPant is a Fighting-Type Pokémon.
- Combat Pragmatist: GoldenPant is a Dark-Type Pokémon.
- Kill Streak: Just like Terrabite, she has Moxie as her ability.
- Mighty Glacier: She has an average attack stat for a fighting type. Her main draw is in her defenses, which each boast an impressive base total of 115.
- Mythology Gag: Her nickname is a reference to the "golden pants" story that Chugga told during the Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time LP. Explanation
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of Whitlea's main team during Episode 25, though :) the female Beartic was caught before Episode 48.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Scrafty is known as the Hoodlum Pokémon, and generally acts like a gang member. As a team member herself, she constantly proves her power even as a Scraggy. During Salsa's musical finale, however, she ended up participating in "A Sweet Soiree," easily the girliest of the musical options. And she won with a mishmash of different props.
- Two Girls to a Team: with :).
Honu the Tirtouga—>Carracosta
- Dishing Out Dirt: Tirtouga is a Rock-Type Pokémon.
- Fossil Revival: Was revived from the Cover Fossil offscreen.
- Making a Splash: Tirtouga is a Water-type Pokémon.
- Meaningful Name: Honu is the Hawaiian term for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, which symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life.
- Mighty Glacier: Honu is slow, but his physical stats are through the roof. He also has the Solid Rock ability, which makes him take neutral damage from super-effective attacks.
- Turtle Power: A long-extinct, fossilized turtle.
Statik the Joltik—>Galvantula
- Always Accurate Attack: Downplayed variant. His Compound Eyes Ability boosts Thunder's iffy 70% accuracy to an impressive 91%.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Statik is a Bug-type Pokémon, though not quite as large as some of the others in Unova. In fact, as a Joltik, it's about standard spider size.
- Fragile Speedster: Statik is incredibly fast, but the defenses are incredibly lacking. However...
- Glass Cannon: At least he also has the special attack to balance that out.
- Shock and Awe: Statik is an Electric-type Pokémon.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: Statik is spelled with a "k" instead of a "c".
- You Will Not Evade Me: Chugga taught Statik the move 'Spider Web', which prevents wild Pokemon who are able to flee (in this case, Tornadus) from doing so.
:) (formerly :() the Cubchoo—>Beartic
- Awesome, but Impractical: :) is a giant polar bear with an impressive attack stat, but not much else going for her.
- Bears Are Bad News: You want proof? Just ask Drayden!
- Butt-Monkey: Her debut battle had her slower than an unevolved Pawniard and her name, like Hilbert, sums up Chugga's not-so-flattering opinion on the Cubchoo line.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: :) completely solo'd the battle against Drayden, one-shotting all of his Pokémon who didn't even lay a single blow on :). This battle caused Chugga's opinion on Beartic to raise by a bit.
- Meaningful Rename: Gets renamed after Chugga's opinion of her increases following the battle against Drayden.
- Two Girls to a Team: With GoldenPant.
- The Unpronounceable: Her name's just a smiley face emoticon. Originally, it was a frowny face.
Whitlea's Lillipups (Bark, Birk, Bork, and Berk)
- Dwindling Party: Non-lethal, again. As more of Whitleas team is solidified, more of the pups are boxed.
- Socialization Bonus: Lillipop was originally one of Blair's Pokémon; he traded her for Whitlea's Berk in Episode 5. They then were traded back during the exploration of Castelia City, specifically #13.
- Theme Naming: Even in a parallel dimension, the odd Lillipup names continue, though in this case they're all variations of the "bark" onomatopoeia.
Lyft the Tranquill
Chamomile the Skitty—>Delcatty
- Adaptational Badass: In the main series, the Skitty line are Joke Characters with barely any use outside of contests. In Mystery Dungeon, Skitty becomes a Game-Breaker (or as Emile calls it, the third God-tier Starter behind Cubone and Pikachu). This is a result of several things: multi-hit moves like Double Slap are devastating in this series, his Normal typing means he has plenty of optional type coverage, and the lack of genders as a game mechanic means that Attract and Cute Charm will always work unless the target has Oblivious for its ability.
- An Ice Person: Has access to Blizzard, and puts it to good use in particularly crowded rooms.
- Badass Adorable: He's an adorable kitten but is capable of tearing enemies up due to multi-hit moves, charming ability and diverse movepool.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Makes frequent use of Attract and Cute Charm to stun enemies with the infatuation status, and unlike in the main series, these abilities also work on Pokemon with the same gender as the user.
- Green Thumb: Starts out with Grass Knot.
- Chamomile is usually a flower associated with relaxation. Emile is quite the opposite. Though it's justified in that Emile gave him the name mostly for pun-based purposes.
- Also in relationship to Chamomile and Emile, it knows Echoed Voice which fits Emile's hyper personality but not a calming flower.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Starts off knowing Echoed Voice.
- Non-Elemental: By virtue of being a Normal-type.
- Punny Name: He's Emile... camouflaged. He's camo Emile.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He starts the game off as a male Skitty, and is one of the best starters in the game.
- Shock and Awe: Starts with Charge Beam, and later learned Thunderbolt for cross-corner attacks.
- Starter Mon: Skitty is one in this game when it normally isn't. Chugga got it as the default option due to getting a Naive nature.
- Theme Naming: Chamomile and Willow are both plant names and their team is named after a flower.
Willow the Treecko—>Grovyle—>Sceptile
- Action Girl: A female Sceptile, and showed up Chamomile by hitting an Exeggcute twice with Dragon Breath on the first episode.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Starts out with Iron Tail.
- Green Thumb: Is a Grass-type.
- Meaningful Name: Willow is a feminine name that is also a type of tree. She also happens to be the Wood Gecko Pokémon, who are known to live in trees.
- Our Dragons Are Different: She has Dragon Breath as a starting move. She also gains the Dragon-type whenever she Mega Evolves.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Gender-Inverted. Willow seems to be played up to be the Savvy Girl to Chamomile's Energetic Guy.
- Ship Tease: Chuggaaconroy invokes this by making it seem like she is skipping the first date and offering Chamomile to live with her.
- Starter Mon: Usually the grass-type starter in the Hoenn region. She keeps her status here.
- Super Mode: Willow uses an Empowerment Seed to Mega Evolve in Episode 33, becoming the second teammate to do so after Nightshade.
- Theme Naming: See Chamomile.
- Took a Level in Badass: Fights Rayquaza, the Final Boss when Chamomile goes down, combined with Buzzy Bo's Signal Beam by taking it down with a super-powerful Dragon Breath.
Buzzy Bo the Magnemite—>Magneton—>Magnezone
- Accidental Misnaming: His name was supposed to be "Buzzy Boy", but the Y got accidentally deleted in haste. Chugga ended up keeping it.
- Back for the Finale: After Chamomile and Willow were on the run as branded fugitives, his appearances have been sparse as Nightshade took his spot for a while. He eventually was saved a spot for the trek up Sky Tower, the last dungeon of the story.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Is a Steel-type.
- Shock and Awe: Is also an Electric-type.
Nightshade the Absol
- A Day in the Limelight: Becomes the team leader in Episode 28 when they venture into Remains Island.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A dark type.
- Super Mode: Mega Evolves in Episode 28, becoming the first teammate to do so during the LP.
- Theme Naming: The name chosen for him, to match with Chamomile and Willow. He's named after a species of plants that, while related to common crops, are also known to be toxic.
Pollockson the Smeargle
- The Load: In Episode 28, he uses his first Sketch to learn Growl without Chugga realizing it making it useless for the rest of the dungeon.
- Non-Elemental: As a Normal-type.
- Power Copying: Starts off with only it's signature move, Sketch.
- Shout-Out: His name is a nod to Jackson Pollock.
Impressio the Groudon
- Arc Villain: Served as the penultimate threat in the main story, where he endangers the world with his devastating earthquakes and nearly kills Team ACT.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being fought twice, he happily joins Team Rose Thorn due to being impressed by their courage.
- Dumb Muscle: He's every bit as ridiculously powerful as one would expect from the legendary Pokemon that shaped the continents... and he's also dumb as a stack of bricks, as shown by him repeatedly wandering off and getting into potentially dangerous fights that could compromise the mission during the Wish Cave trek.
- Embarrassing Nickname: It's not as bad as the other intentionally lame and silly nicknames Chugga gives his legendaries, but Impressio isn't exactly a name fit for a god.
- Kaiju: Like most of DX's legendaries, he's enormous and towers over his teammates. Which, humorously, causes problems with his AI when he tries to squeeze into smaller corridors.
- Olympus Mons: As he was in canon, Groudon holds godlike power over earth and sunlight.
- Pals with Jesus: He's the most prominent Legendary member of Team Rose Thorn, and happily accompanies them on mundane and not-so-mundane rescue missions.
- Super Mode: His Primal form, which boosts his already impressive stats to ridiculous levels, gives him a Fire subtyping, and beefs up his Drought ability to the point that it completely nullifies all water moves. This makes him a go-to Pokemon for Chugga during the game's tougher dungeons.
Machamp (formerly Wartortle) the Charmeleon—>Charizard
- Last Episode, New Character: Only appears in the finale of the series, besides the bonus video, but is the Pokémon Chugga uses to get through the brutal Purity Forest Dungeon.
- Non-Indicative Name: Machamp is very clearly not a Machamp. Also applied to when it was Wartortle the Charmeleon.
- Playing with Fire: Is a Fire-type Pokémon
- Theme Naming: Its Non Indicative Names are a Shout-Out to the original Pokerap, with Charizard (its actual species) preceding Machamp in the lyrics. Ditto for its previous form, with Charmeleon preceding Wartortle.
Kirby & TeddyEmile's pet cats. Teddy passed away in 2016.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They more or less disappeared altogether from his main videos at around the time he settled into his signature flamboyant commentary style.
- Cute Kitten
- Funny Background Event: They occasionally distract Chugga when he's recording.
- Phrase Catcher: "Kirby, get off of me!" Whenever Chugga's at an extremely important part in the game. Also "Kirby, go away!" during Chuggaa's explanations.
- Running Gag: Them interrupting Chugga during recording.
- Shout-Out: Their names; Kirby and Teddy from Mother 1.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Downplayed. You can thank Kirby being the one that convinced Lucahjin to go adopt a cat. She and Jon got Bagel.
Steve the Red PikminA red leaf Pikmin which Emile declared that "we're not going to like him." If only he knew...
- Breakout Character: Became a fan favorite after his determination to the team.
- The Bus Came Back:
- After 4 years since Pikmin 2 (Not counting Pokémaniac Steve), Steve returns for the Pikmin 3 LP.
- Steve would make his grand return when Jon started playing the first Pikmin game over on The Runaway Guys. Notably, Jon refers to him as "Esteban", the Spanish equivalent to Steve, presumably in an attempt to sneak him back in under Emile's nose.
- Emile, who knows and understands Spanish, noticed. He let it slide because he thought it was clever.
- Butt-Monkey: The source of many jokes in the Pikmin LP before it started to prove it's worth.
- Determinator: It tried to carry a corpse back to base all on his own.
- Obligatory Joke: Being a really freaking old joke that repeatedly comes back to haunt him.
- One-Man Army: Tried to be this.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To Chugga.
PippyEmile's pet rabbit. She passed away in early October 2019.
- Bunnies for Cuteness: Pippy was a Jersey Wooly/Lionhead house rabbit.
- Funny Background Event: What Chugga thinks she will be. Subverted, as she didn't interrupt recordings much during the four years Emile had her.
- In Memoriam: The ending of the Super Mario Galaxy 2 Let's Play was dedicated to her memory.
- Shout-Out: Was named after the bunny of the same name in Animal Crossing.
The EnigmaEmile's mother.
- Foil: She is almost the complete opposite of Masae Anela's own mother. Besides not being a gamer, she is also much more polite and doesn't try to actively embarrass her son.