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A list of characters, canon or not, from the story. Note that some tropes may only apply to the site's first incarnation of characters, since this page was made during that time. Most instances of those tropes will be marked as part of the old continuity.



The owner of the cafe.

Stardust the Mawile

A waitress at the café and friend of Deoxys.

Lei the Raichu

Being an Electric-type, Lei often supplies power for the shop. She lives in the walls, which allows her to overhear anything and everything that goes on in the shop.


A very tired young man with a few dozen chips on his shoulder. He runs the Cafe while Caleb Watchog is on a bus to somewhere else. He also makes great limeade.


  • Break the Cutie: Downplayed. After failing to save a Gothitelle from dying, she realizes that life isn't like a fairy tale and that The Power of Friendship and teamwork aren't always the answer.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Ask her Pokemon. She has caught every non-legendary, base form Pokemon in the Unova Dex (with over 100 of her Pokemon having established nicknames) and spoils them rotten.
  • Token Minority: The only female human among the current staff.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She eventually trains her Pokemon instead of just catching them and treating them like pets.
  • White Sheep: Everyone in her family (who has been introduced) has been a nasty person, an Upper-Class Twit, or a combination of the above.


Edison "Eddie" Masters


A shiny Quilladin who recently immigrated to Unova in order to pursue a career in acting.


     Team Rocket 

     Team Aqua 


     Magma International 






     Team Galactic 
Team Galactic has fallen on hard times since Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and Cyrus's bad publicity has only made things worse. The team has since started to regroup in Unova, and one of their plans is to repair their public image.

Tropes applying to the team as a whole

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The grunts do their jobs well, be it stealth, battling or torture. But almost all of the grunts are extremely eccentric.
  • Minion Shipping: Gaius, Ura and Mercury are very open about the idea of having threeways. Ura and Mercury have gotten it on.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: The grunts all live in Cyrus's small apartment, even before they've done anything. Gaius actually joined the team for a place to stay.


  • A God Am I
  • Asexuality
  • The Comically Serious and Only Sane Man: While he's taking all his work seriously, his Grunts are usually making things worse for him. He's also a minor internet meme, after a Rare Soda experiment went wrong went viral on Twitter.
  • Running Gag: His ghoulish looks have made many believe that he's a zombie. When he gets a TV interview, he even takes the time to explain to people that he isn't undead. No one believes him.
  • Silly Rabbit, Romance Is for Kids!: Cyrus doesn't believe in relationships.
  • The Stoic
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Cyrus wants to create a world without strife and will stop at pretty much nothing to achieve it, including kidnapping, killing, and rather morally questionable experimentation.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Cyrus truly believes that he his doing the right thing by becoming God and re-creating the planet.
  • Slave to PR: A minor example; he really wants to make himself and Team Galactic look good in the public eye in order to be under less scrutiny, and to gain more followers.


  • Black Sheep: Implied.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Heel–Face Turn: She has since sworn vengeance on Cyrus after being trapped in the Distortion World.
  • The Remnant: The Mars of the site's first incarnation is one of the few people left of that timeline, having been in the Distortion World during the reset.



Ura Oldfield




A Mismagius scientist, and one that's morally dubious.

  • Mad Scientist
  • No Sympathy: He doesn't care about a man's lost Starly. In fact, he only takes an interest when the idea of experimenting on it comes into play.


A new recruit. Mostly seen lurking and being very creepy.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Both Clover and Sirius believe they can be better Commanders than Saturn, and Merle wants to help them do it.
  • The Corrupter: Why he does anything. He pretends to be someone's friend, only to steer them in the wrong direction and make them into worse people. Most people see right through him, though.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He tries to come off as nice and caring, but he's way too creepy.
  • Obviously Evil

     Team Plasma 

N General

The King of Team Plasma.


Plasma Sage Collum

Plasma Knight Lexine

  • Ascended Extra: In the original continuity, Lexine was supposed to be killed off on her first appearance, but was saved by Turner.

Peaches 'Tesla' Freshmaker



Miror B.


Venus Verticordia

Ein Lehmann

Lorraine "Lovrina" Cassidy







Greevil Verich

     Unova League 


Gym Leader of Aspertia City.
  • Butt-Monkey: Often picked on for his nerdiness, and for usually being the first Gym Leader new trainers beat. Roxie especially loves pick on him.
  • Born Lucky: He defeated Lucas (a trainer vastly more experienced than him, and with trained Pokemon) with his Ditto, which was achieved by landing critical hits on his Pokemon after they were frozen.
  • Characterization Marches On: Until someone finally took up the character, the joke interpretation of his character had him be an Emo Teen and Occidental Otaku with a love for entry-level anime. He's still a Butt-Monkey, but for different reasons.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He's a very capable battler, having defeated many people who weren't expecting him to be a challenge.


Gym Leader of Virbank City.


Gym Leader of Castelia City.


Gym Leader of Nimbasa City.


Gym Leader of Driftveil City.


Gym Leader of Mistralton City.


Gym Leader of Opelucid City.


Gym Leader of Humilau City.


Frank "Gimsley" Mannilow

  • Combat Pragmatist: Has no qualms about using manipulative strategies or dirty tactics, so long as they're perfectly fair within the context of a battle. Fitting for a Dark type master.
  • Official Couple: With Burgh.
  • Straight Gay




     Kalos League 


Gym Leader of Santalune City


Gym Leader of Lumiose City
  • Cerebus Retcon: His sister being hit with fireworks was used as Black Comedy in a thread. When actually picked up as a character, the incident was treated with much more gravity.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Becomes more depressed and cynical after a "terrorist attack" (actually rogue fireworks) nearly killed his sister and almost destroyed his Gym.


Kalos's resident Champion
  • Adaptational Badass: As opposed to Calem or Serena stopping Team Flare, Diantha was the one who stopped them here.

     Other Characters from Pokémon canon 
Characters who originate from Pokemon games, anime or manga, but do not fall into one of the categories above.


From Pokémon Red and Blue.


From Pokémon Red and Blue.


From Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Her nicknaming process.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's a very, very skilled trainer despite her personality.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: A little strange, and has a very morbid imagination.
  • Cutting the Knot: When presented with an evil Pokemon, she chooses to catch it instead of having a proper duel. This has happened twice.
  • Hidden Depths: Leaf really wants to show Red and Blue that she is equal, or even better than them as a trainer.
  • Signature Pokemon: She's always accompanied by her Ditto, Ditty.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Ditty's ability to shapeshift grants Leaf a lot of tools, like a Drifblim hot air balloon.
  • Weirdness Magnet: She tends to attract very strange and bizarre Pokemon.

Michael Caldwell

From Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. His actions during his game have lead Cipher to hold a grudge against him.

Curtis Caldwell/Christoph Chevalier

From Pokemon Black 2 And White 2. He doubles as an idol named Christoph, but keeps both lives separate. He believes in using his Pokemon to entertain others and inspire them to be better people or Pokemon.
  • The Ace: Christoph is a singer, has his own talk show, hosts events, stars in musicals and is working on his own movie, in addition to being a battler and a Coordinator. Contrast Curtis, who is just a regular guy.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father died shortly after he became an idol.
  • The Generic Guy: How he sees himself as Curtis. Part of why he keeps two identities is so his fans won't be disappointed with the real him.
  • Graceful in Their Element: As Curtis, he's extremely awkward and simple. But in battles, he's very good at coming up with routines to dazzle opponents.
  • Living a Double Life: His civilian identity is as a random trainer, while his celebrity identity is a celebrity.
  • My Greatest Failure: He was tricked by a member of Team Rocket into helping them capture a mother Garchomp. He has since made it a mission in life to find the Garchomp and return it to its child.
  • Signature Pokemon: His Minccino, Leo.

Calem Klein

From Pokemon X And Y. He's begun his journey with a Charmander, and has set out to master Mega Evolution.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: Michael briefly assumes that Calem is after Tara's love, due to how well they get along and a comment how he once released his Herdier so it could be with its love. Calem remains oblivious about all this.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He owned a Herdier, but gave it up to another trainer so it could be with a Herdier it loved.
  • The Rival: To Tara and Gavin, and somewhat towards Michael. Doubles as Always Someone Better, as he's farther ahead in his respective journey than the others are.
  • Signature Pokemon: His Charizard, Charlie.

Serena Yvette

From Pokemon X And Y. Here, she's a budding fashion designer with not much of an interest in battling.

     Legendary Pokémon 


  • Early Installment Weirdness: Back when the roleplay was originally a comedic series of threads on /vp/, he exploded in the middle of sex with a Buizel. This is never brought up once the roleplay becomes more coherent, and doesn't cross over into the reboot.


Arceus's demonic wife and Goddess of the Distortion World, Giratina is cold and distant. It's hard to tell when she's serious or not. I guess eternal imprisonment in the Distortion World does some damage, huh?


The god of the Pokemon world, though not the best at it. He is prone to wild mood swings, which often leave people in the crossfire.



     Unaffiliated Pokémon 

Tabanna the Audino

A soft-spoken Audino who's mistrustful towards humans. She's often beat up because of her species giving so much Experience Points.

Jason Greene the Grovyle

Peta the Machop

Trapunny the Lopunny

Tybalt the Incineroar

     Original Human Characters 
Roleplay-original characters who not fall into one of the categories above.

Ace Trainer Kaleb

Dr. Hector Hunt

Dr. Rick Monarchs

A Physician that often visits the shop. In the original continuity, he was a Luxray, but was rewritten as a human in the reboot.

Gaius Vanity

  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He's on multiple teams, including ones that directly oppose each other, and has actively sabotaged missions. The leaders of both Cipher and Galactic have enough of it and try to teach him a lesson.
  • Greaser Delinquents: In his teen years.
  • The Load: He can be effective, but he's generally a waste of space.
  • Mook Maker: He can create copies of his Porygon on a computer. But since they're cut-and-paste jobs, they're extremely glitchy versions of an already-unstable Pokemon.
  • Recurring Boss: He works as a Grunt for Cipher, Galactic, Rocket and Plasma, using Trick Room variations to quickly travel between places.
  • Signature Pokemon: His Reuniclus, Teddy. After Teddy dies, he takes up a Porygon named Glitchy.
  • Space Master: His Reuniclus's Trick Room has been perfected to have a lot of ways to manipulate the enemy. The use of other Pokemon allows for Gaius to essentially do whatever we wants to the opponent.
    • Crippling Overspecialization: But because all his Pokemon are slow and tailored to mess with people in Trick Room, they are useless outside of it.

Gavin Gale

A new trainer who dreams of seeing his name in lights.

Solana "Lana" Muffet Thorn

Sunset's sister and model. Also a horrible, horrible person.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Constantly tries to pursue a relationship with Eddie, though this is partly to make her look like less of a racist, mostly so Sunset (who has a crush on him) can't have him.
  • Alpha Bitch: Leads an ever-growing Girl Posse and encourages them to bully people.
  • Attention Whore: The only way to really win against her is to not give into her provocations, which will enrage her to no end.
  • For the Evulz: She often harasses people for fun, or because they annoy her, even if it would be illogical to do so. For example: she'll litter, and then pay people to cover it up with more "glamorous" litter.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Sometimes people being around her offends her.
  • Kick the Dog: Every thread with her has her doing this.
  • Pet the Dog: She genuinely cares for her Pokemon, though they don't care for her in return.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She's racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, prejudiced against the unattractive, poor, and basically anyone who is not her.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: A major part of why she's the way she is: she grew up without dealing with issues most people face, and thinks herself better because of it.
  • Upper-Class Twit: She uses her vast amount of funds to torture and harass innocent people.

Roxana "Roxy" Russhell

An eccentric woman who devotes her life to being herself. Comes from a family of Delphox-worshippers and is regarded as immoral.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her most defining trait is that she barely ever follows normality as she found it too boring, along with her parents arguably fitting this trope worse. This leads to everyone having interesting 'interactions' with her due to a very off-putting upbringing. She's getting better with it though.
  • Crazy Awesome: Managed to almost burn Lumiose to ash using just illegal fireworks. Managed to save it from the same fate simply by using the surrounding dirt.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite looking like a Delphox and generally being vapid, Roxana is surprisingly effective in both hand to hand combat and Pokemon Battles. Also managed to put out the Prism Tower Fire...that she inadvertently caused.
  • Pet the Dog: After the entire Prism Tower incident, Roxana got in touch with her family to hotwire Clemont some money to help Bonnie's recovery and his tower.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Roxana managed to put out the Prism Tower fire herself using the dirt from the grass around it. She also saved Bonnie's life this way. Despite her insane and slightly pyromaniac demeanor, Roxana is an excellent strategist and a filthy-good sweet talker to let people know what they want to hear.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Despite being from legitimate (if incredibly odd) Kalosian Royalty, Roxana has nothing better to do with her time but to go on adventures, terrorize people by accident, and catch Pokemon.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: When first getting out of the high-society, sometimes she used to stand around waiting for a servant to appear to buy her the item she wanted. Even now, she still has traits of manservants doing things for her, which causes Roxana to sometimes just pause and stare awkwardly.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Roxana is very, very hard to follow simply because she's quite the fool. I.E. Using fireworks to rob a bank, then subsequently destroying half of Prism Tower. Her parents are actually worse... Despite this, she possesses unusual intelligence to keep herself out of trouble, or destroy it. See 'Obfuscating Stupidity'.

Tara "Mockingbird"

A character from the original roleplay's continuity, who survived the reboot and crossed into the new universe. The version of her that lived in this world was a singer who was murdered by her manager.

  • Compelling Voice: She has the power to influence people with her singing voice. This is largely how she amassed a big fanbase: fans would listen to her song and spread it.
  • Expy: Designed with Taylor Swift in mind.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Both Cipher and Galactic are after her for her powers. The fact that so many people want her has lead to many jokes about how often people want to kidnap her.
  • Signature Pokemon: Her Bibarel, Fluffy. She's also heavily associated with her Mega Altaria.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She trained her Pokemon to become stronger, largely to keep herself from being a Damsel in Distress.

Gun Grimdark

A hypothetical character and running Gag, and a parody of Darker and Edgier characters that don't fit the setting.

     Retired Characters 

Most of our retired characters have passed into the aether, but a few that get mentioned from time to time are placed here.

The Badassest Aqua Grunt

An Aqua Grunt so badass, he has non-Water Type Pokemon and has been forbidden from becoming an Admin, in fear he'd cramp Archie's style.


A demon Gardevoir with dark, magical powers.

Don Alvisio the Honchkrow

The crime lord of Nimbasa who moonlights as a museum curator. Despite being a pokemon, his syndicate is one of the most feared in the underworld.

  • Ambiguously Evil
  • Chess Master: Became this in a bid for the plates. Three-Legs attempted to play Chess Master right back at him. The Don showed why it was a bad idea.
  • The Don: It's in his name, duh.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Does not want his son to be a part of his crime syndicate.
  • The Nicknamer: Has given unusual nicknames to people. For example, he calls Caleb "Mr. Magoo", and Giovanni "Jojo".
  • Shoot the Dog: What he had to do to Jack when the ??? Plate corrupted him. He got better.
  • True Neutral: If he ever seems altruistic, you can usually be sure it's of some benefit to him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: To the public eye, he's Donald Alvin, a museum curator and philanthropist. His actual criminal identity is known to few.

Jeremy the Gallade

A well-meaning hitman. His past is shrouded in mystery.


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