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Professor Oak

Grandfather of Blue and Daisy, his full name is Samuel Oak. He is a researcher who invented the Pokédex and sent out Red on his journey. He has a long history with Agatha, Pryce, and the Johto Daycare couple.

Daisy Oak

Blue's older, and much friendlier, sister.


The technical genius who invented the storage system.

  • Ascended Extra: He has a much bigger role in the manga then he does in any of the games that he appears in.
  • Butt-Monkey: Among other things, Pika seems to enjoy shocking him for no good reason.
  • The Cameo: He is seen having a video call with Cassuis briefly in the XY arc.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He invented the Pokemon Storage System.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: And is given a Southern accent in the English version. Hardly anybody can understand him at all. It dies down as the series goes on.
  • Ship Tease: With Daisy. This exchange from FRLG doesn't help:
    Blue: You're...not with my sister today?
    Bill: (nervously) Oh, uh...Daisy's at home.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: How else could he get a girlfriend?


The Gym Leader of Pewter City, he trains with Rock Pokémon and is also a security guard for the Pewter City Museum.


The headstrong Gym Leader of Cerulean City, specializing in Water-types. She is perhaps Red's first real ally and gave him her Gyarados, which he still keeps in his party to this day.

  • Aborted Declaration of Love: Misty was about to confess to Red the day before he was going to take his Gym Leader test, but decided against it because she saw him talking to Yellow. She did seem to put some thought into it before deciding it wasn't the right time.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Her crush on Red.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Even moreso than her game and anime counterparts. This Misty wears a tubetop and jean shorts that prominently shows off her belly.
  • Big Fancy House: Has one.
  • Can't Catch Up: Acknowledges this at near the end of the GSC arc; she knows that she isn't meant to fight the final battle against the Mask of Ice, but takes comfort in knowing that the Pokemon that she gave to Red (her Gyarados) and Yellow (her Omanyte, which evolved into Omastar) will be able to help out.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Red when he stayed at her mansion; notable in that she was the first person to do so.
  • First Girl Wins: Averted, as she is the first girl Red meets on his journey and she never got the chance to confess her feelings to him. She couldn't bring herself to do it when she saw him and Yellow together the first time, and the second time Gold kind of kidnapped rescued him. Granted, the first time, she really should've taken her chances, as Red didn't know Yellow was a girl yet.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted with Red.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: More that she wants to be useful rather than special, but she understands and is frustrated by the fact that she can never be more than support to Red and the others.
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: By Gold at the end of GSC arc.
  • Love Triangle: Is in one with Red and Yellow. Both her and Yellow have feelings for Red, while Red is either oblivious or uncomfortable with it.
  • Jumped at the Call: Was very eager to fight alongside Suicune as its partner, as it fulfilled her desire to finally be more useful and involved in stopping the crises that Team Rocket was causing. Unfortunately for her, The Call realized it phoned the wrong number, hung up, and redialed for Crystal.
  • Making a Splash: Specializes in Water-type Pokemon.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She wears one when she brings Red to her Big Fancy House.
  • Ship Tease: Gets quite a bit with Red, echoing the ship tease between her and Ash in the anime.
  • Sidekick Glass Ceiling: She's a capable Trainer and Gym Leader, enough so that Suicune designated her as a worthy partner after battling against the Gym Leaders of Kanto to find someone worthy. Unfortunately, her status as an ally of the main cast rather than as a full-fledged hero keeps her from effectively battling and ending the crises herself, something she acknowledges that only the Dex Holders can do. But she'll be damned if she doesn't put up a good fight doing so.
  • Signature Mon: Starmie.
  • Stripperific: She generally wears a tiny tube top and short shorts, and not much else.
  • Tearful Smile: A couple of times, most notably when she finally gets to talk to Red again at the end of the GSC arc.
  • Tsundere: Different from Misty in the anime in that she's a very mild Type B, with her tsun tendencies being played up almost exclusively in the RGB arc.


An elegant lady, Erika is the Gym Leader of Celadon City who specializes in Grass-types. She also teaches at her city's university and serves as supervisor for the rest of her region's Leaders.


An old scientist who used to work for Team Rocket, this fire specialist defected off screen as he got sick of working for them.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In his backstory, he worked for Team Rocket and did terrible experiments on Pokémon. This was not present at all in the games.
  • Badass Mustache: Hilariously, at one point he reveals he wears a fake one because he accidentally burned off his real one during training.
  • Body Horror: His DNA mixed with Mewtwo's while he was creating it, leading to him developing cancerous growths that would eventually take over his body. He got better.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns alongside Mewtwo in the XY arc.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be old but he’s an exceptionally strong trainer.
  • Cool Shades: Wears these along with a fake mustache when he switches from his anime look to his game look.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Hearing of Red's heroic exploits was a big motivation for him to skip out on Team Rocket and join the good guys.
  • Kick the Dog: This was pretty much Blaine's old job at Team Rocket, as he was to experiment on Pokémon into making them stronger, which led them to either go insane or simply be in extreme pain.
  • Mad Scientist: Used to work as one for Team Rocket.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The disaster with Mewtwo was a wake-up call for him.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-types are his speciality.
  • Shout-Out: At one point in the Yellow arc he wears a disguise that resembles the anime version of him.
  • Signature Mon: Mewtwo.


Koga's daughter, who takes over the Fuchsia Gym after his disappearance. Like her father, she specializes in poison-types. She also works as a part-time freelancer ninja.

  • Badass Normal: She's capable of rather impressive physical feats, going with the whole ninja theme. (Although she does seem overly fond of the whole hanging upside-down on the ceiling thing.)
  • Birds of a Feather: With Falkner. They share a mutual respect due to both having father issues.
  • Disappeared Dad: She wants to see him again, as his disappearance left her not knowing what to do with her future.
  • Ninja: Like her father, she uses her Pokémon for ninja-esque techniques and outfits her Pokéballs into shuriken.
  • Poisonous Person: Specializes in Poison-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Ariados.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never get to see her reunite with her Koga.

Jr. Trainer Evan/Phil (Junji)

A trainer whose Haunter was lured away by Agatha at the Power Plant. After some help from Blue, he managed to get it back. He then became one of Blaine's assistants on Cinnabar Island.

  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with Super Nerd Miles when they reappear in the GSC and FRLG arcs.

Super Nerd Miles/William (Akihito)

Was Erika's Rival and the one hired by Agatha to disguise as Red and recapture his Pikachu. Later becomes good friends with Evan.



Professor Elm

The Pokémon professor of the Johto region, Elm was unfortunate enough to be robbed of Totodile by Silver and could only watch as Gold took Cyndaquil to track him down.


First appearing as a police officer, Falkner befriends Gold who helps him catch a Skarmory. He later uses it to pass the Gym Leader exam and becomes the Leader of the Violet City Gym. Looks up to his father (implied to be Walker, an old friend of Chuck's), who was a policeman.

  • Adaptational Badass: In the games, Falkner is considered to be one of the weakest Gym Leaders in the series. In the manga, Falkner is one of the stronger Gym Leaders from Johto and comes much closer than the others to catching Suicune. When the Team Rocket members invaded the Indigo Plateau, while most of the Gym Leaders fought them off using their Pokémon, Falkner is one of the few who confront the Rockets directly, as he can be seen tackling a Rocket to the ground.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Janine. They share a mutual respect due to both having father issues.
  • Blow You Away: Specializes in Flying-type Pokemon.
  • Composite Character: Falkner was the same policeman who investigated Professor Elm's lab.


The Gym Leader of Azalea Town, who first appears as an archaeologist, Bugsy meets Gold at the Ruins of Alph. Specializes in bug-types.


A somewhat childish Gym Leader who specializes in Normal-types, Whitney is the only Gym Leader aside from Pryce who Suicune doesn't challenge. She sometimes helps her good friend DJ Mary on radio shows.

  • Adaptational Wimp: She's notorious for being That One Boss in the games, but is one of the weakest Gym Leaders here, to the point that Suicune doesn't even bother with her when he's looking for a leader to be his partner.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She shows a surprising amount of skill when battling the fake ice Suicune.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She is the receiving end of this as Misty defeats her rather easily in only a few pages, which is kind of sad as the other Gym Leader battles took at least a chapter. Well, Suicune didn't bother with her for a reason...not to mention it chose Misty as its partner as well.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle of choice.
  • Non-Elemental: Specializes in Normal-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Miltank.


A trainer with clairvoyant psychic abilities, Morty is the Leader of the Ecruteak City Gym. Specializes in Ghost-types.

  • Psychic Powers: As long as he has an idea of what he's looking for, he can see it and its location. (Ho-oh is out of his league though.) People actually come to him and pay him to find the things they lost or can't find.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a scarf in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter.
  • Signature Mon: Misdreavus.
  • Soul Power: Specializes in Ghost-type Pokemon.


The Gym Leader of Mahogany Town, who specializes in Fighting-types. Chuck was the one who taught Blue how to train Pokémon. He runs a dojo.

  • Badass Normal: He mastered several different martial arts and trains himself along side of his Pokémon.
  • Barefisted Monk: Specializes in Fighting-type Pokemon.
  • Happily Married: He is seen living happily with his wife.
  • Large Ham: Subdued when not fighting, but when he does fight...
  • Signature Mon: Hitmontop.
  • Stout Strength: He’s pretty fat for someone who’s supposed to a constantly training martial artist.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Perhaps to emphasize his dedication to martial arts training, he is never seen with a shirt on.


The Olivine City Gym Leader who was caught in Ecruteak City earthquake, she had to save herself because Gold and Silver were too busy fighting over who would save her. She specializes in the Steel-type, though she has other types on her team. Her part-time job is looking after the Sparkle Lighthouse.

The Leader of Mahogany Town's Gym, Pryce specializes in Ice-types. A frail old man in a wheelchair.

  • Big Bad: The true identity of the Mask of Ice.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter he shows up alongside Giovanni and Lance to help Gold, Silver and Crystal fight the Creation Trio.
  • Character Tics: tapping the tip of his cane against the ground. Turns out, it's to use a Pokégear hidden in his cane.
  • Evil Cripple: As Pryce, he's in a wheelchair. As Mask of Ice, he uses an artificially made ice body to walk around in.
  • Freudian Excuse: All he wanted was to go back in time and save the Pokémon he wasn't able to save.
  • Handicapped Badass: Being stuck in a wheelchair doesn’t change that he is the leader of all the Johto Gym Leaders.
  • An Ice Person: Specializes in Ice-type Pokemon. He also makes sculptures that move around.
  • Karma Houdini: He doesn't seem to face any punishment after he returns in the HGSS chapter.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: A variation. He's gone insane after years and years of emotionally repressing himself after losing his beloved Lapras. So really, lack of expressing love made him crazy.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He’s absolutely tiny. This lets him sit in as the head of the Masked Man on top of the body made of ice.
  • Schrödinger's Cast: Held this status until the HGSS chapter.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He did everything he did to capture Celebi so he could save his two Lapras that were lost in an avalanche when he was young.


Lance's cousin, Clair shares his affinity for Dragon-types. Gym Leader of Blackthorn City Gym.


A hyper woman with a rather childish demeanor, Crystal's mom can still be serious when the time calls for it.


A Trainer in pursuit of the legendary Pokemon Suicune. He formed a rivalry with Crystal during the events of the Crystal arc,but by the end of the arc they become on much friendlier terms with each other. He also has a more minor role in the HGSS arc where he encounters Silver.


Professor Birch

The Hoenn Pokémon professor, and father of Sapphire. Unlike the previously mentioned professors, he seems to do much more field work.

  • Satellite Character: There is very little to him besides being Sapphire’s father and Norman’s friend.


A major supporting character who at one point temporarily holds a Pokedex. Ruby helps give him some Pokémon training when Norman (who doesn't show up until after Ruby's gone, much to his relief) rejects training him, but the two get separated soon thereafter. His "starter" is Ruby's Ralts, Rara, who was eventually returned to her true trainer. His first Pokémon is a Kecleon.

  • Badass Adorable
  • Big Damn Heroes: In ORAS his Altaria catches Ruby when he is thrown into the air by Rayquaza.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Has green hair, a green outfit, and green Pokémon! All six of them, not to mention he was important in waking Rayquaza! It's never commented on in the comic itself, but the tradition is carried on in the webcomic Pokémon-X, which flanderizes it into an incredible obsession with Pokémon that have ANY green at all on them. This is subverted in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire where he has both an Altaria and a Magnezone, two Pokemon with no green on them.
    • This was to mark that Wally is the supposed third hero representing "Emerald" for the RS saga but the writers decided to just make a new character actually named Emerald midway. At least they still gave Wally some plot related action.
  • Dragon Rider: Straightest example here. He has a Flygon.
  • Handicapped Badass: The kid appears to have an awful respiratory illness, and it gives him some complications near the end of the arc when he trained under Norman en route to Rayquaza. Does he let that stop him?
    • The ventilation mask he wears for said respiratory illness lets him breath in Rayquaza's ozone filled room
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Well, he was never really dying, but he was weak in body. But like it says above, he proves himself badass.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green in his case.

Gabby and Ty

(Maryanne and Tyler in the Chuang Yi version).

A reporter and her cameraman, these two ally themselves with Ruby and Sapphire early on, determined to find out who is responsible for reeking havoc in Hoenn.

  • Ascended Extra: From a couple of random battlers in the games to major supporting characters.
  • Dub Name Change: Were renamed to Mary Anne and Tyler in the Chuang Yi version.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Gabby, who is determined to figure out the dangers Team Magma and Aqua pose to Hoenn.


Gym Leader of Rustboro City, Roxanne graduated from the Trainer's School and is thus very knowledgeable. As part of her gym challenge, any challengers much pass a written exam before battling her.


Leader of Dewford Town's gym, Brawly specializes in Fighting-types. He usually trains his Pokémon by surfing with them. He is apparently a disciple of Bruno's.


A jolly old man who specializes in Electric-types, Wattson is pun-cracking Gym Leader of the Mauville Gym.


Fire-type using Gym Leader of Lavaridge Town, Flannery tried to protect the fires of Mt. Chimney from Team Aqua, but failed.


Ruby's father and a Normal-type specialist, Norman was just became Gym Leader of Petalburg City when Ruby ran away from home, for which he swore to hunt him down. Afterwards, he trains Wally to be a Pokémon trainer.


Supervisor of the Hoenn Gym Leaders much like Erika is of Kanto's, Winona is the Fortree City Gym Leader. She specializes in Flying-types.

Tate & Liza
Twins who share the title of Gym Leader of Mossdeep City, Tate and Liza act as the guardians of Mt. Pyre. Afterwards, they help train Ruby and Sapphire for their battle with Groudon and Kyogre.


A contest master and water specialist, Wallace was originally the region champion, but gave it up so he could be closer to Winona the Gym Leader of Sootopolis City. He took the title of Champion again during the final battle in Hoenn.


Wallace's mentor and the previous Sootopolis Gym Leader as well as a Water-type specialist. He takes the position again when Wallace decides to take up the Champion position once more. He trains Ruby and Sapphire, both physically and mentally, for the final battle.

Steven Stone
The current Hoenn League Champion and steel-type specialist, who normally spends his time searching for rare stones. He is tasked with awakening the three Regis to help stop the battle between Kyogre and Groudon.

  • Back from the Dead: He sacrifices his life to awaken the three Regis, but Celebi revives him later.
  • Badass Cape: The Champion's Cape, which he returns to the rightful owner, Wallace, later.
  • The Cameo: Appears as the previous owner of the estate Platinum purchases in the beginning of the Platinum arc.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Specializes in Steel-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Metagross.
  • Super Mode: He can use Mega Evolution.


One of the Hoenn Elite Four. Specializes in Dark-types.


One of the Hoenn Elite Four. Specializes in Ghost-types.


One of the Hoenn Elite Four. Specializes in Ice-types.


One of the Hoenn Elite Four. Specializes in Dragon-types.
  • Badass Longcoat: Although strangely he doesn’t wear a shirt underneath it.

     Hoenn Battle Frontier 

Todd Snap

A photographer who follows Emerald on his Battle Frontier challenge.

  • Mythology Gag: At the end of Emerald, Professor Oak sends him off to the island from Pokémon Snap to complete the goal from it.
  • No Name Given: His name is never actually given. He's referred to as Todd since he shares the design with the anime/game character of the same name.
  • The Watson: In regards to Emerald's mission and the rules of the Battle Frontier facilities.


The owner of the Battle Frontier, he can recognize a trainer's potential. Often acts in his own interest in order to make his Battle Frontier a success.

  • The Chessmaster: sort of. He knew all about Jirachi, Emerald and Guile, but kept silent about it to all of the Frontier Brains in order to "help them get stronger".
  • Cool Shades
  • Non-Action Guy: He is not a Pokemon trainer.


One of the seven Frontier Brains, also known as Factory Head Noland. He is in charge of the Battle Factory, and also takes care of all the rental Pokémon used in the Battle Frontier facilities.


Also known as Pike Queen Lucy, she is in charge of the Battle Pike, and favors snake-like Pokémon.


A rough, adventurous man in charge of the Battle Pyramid, he is also known as Pyramid King Brandon. Has a particular dislike for Emerald at first.


Arena Tycoon Greta is the Frontier Brain for the Battle Arena.

  • Genki Girl: She just can't seem to sit still, ever.
  • Signature Mon: Umbreon.
  • Super Strength: It's the only way to explain how she can easily carry Emerald's Sceptile and Dusclops on her back at the same time.


The flamboyant Dome Ace of the Battle Dome, he also harbors a grudge against Emerald after their confrontation on the first day.


A mysterious tattooed man also known as Palace Maven Spenser. His age belies his skill as one of the Frontier Brains.

  • Evil Old Folks: Averted: he appears to be this at first, but he just turns out to be a person who has been in contact with Kyogre's orb.
  • The Power of Trust: What he explicitly stated as his facility's specialty.
  • Red Herring: Once suspected by Ruby and Sapphire to be Guile Hideout's identity, until Latios proved otherwise.

The Salon Maiden of the Battle Tower and The Leader of the seven Frontier Brains.


Professor Rowan

The resident professor of Sinnoh.

Sir Berlitz

Rowan's assistant and Platinum's father, he is the richest man in Sinnoh.
  • Distressed Dude: He and Professor Rowan get trapped by Team Galactic.
  • Named by the Adaptation: He technically still doesn't have a name, but is given a surname. In the games, he's just called 'Professor Rowan's Assistant'.
  • Overprotective Dad: So your 12 year old daughter insists on going out on a journey? Well, hire a pair of bodyguards to go with her!
    • Properly Paranoid: On said journey, his daughter gets caught up in Cyrus' plot to destroy and recreate the world.

Paka and Uji

Platinum's hired bodyguards. They tail the protagonists after a mix-up causes their charge to go with Diamond and Pearl.


Gym Leader of the Oreburgh Gym and foreman of the local mines. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. He is Byron's son.


Gym Leader of the Eterna Gym. She specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.


Gym Leader of the Veilstone Gym. She specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.

  • Barefisted Monk: Specializes in Fighting-type Pokemon.
  • Big Eater: Probably as a direct result of her impoverished lifestyle.
  • Cute Bruiser: She may look cute, but she’s capable of fighting on her own even without Pokemon.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She despises Platinum at first, but becomes one of her closest friends and training partners after being defeated.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Fitting for a martial artist.
  • Parental Neglect: Her father spends all his time gambling so he doesn’t pay attention to her.
  • Perpetual Poverty: She initially was jealous of Platinum's wealth and is often shown to be hungry. During the battle at Spear Pillar, she outright says that she is poor.
    • Some Fridge Horror comes in place here, since in the games her dad is a gambling addict who rarely leaves the place.
  • Signature Mon: Riolu.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.

Crasher Wake

Gym Leader of the Pastoria Gym. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon. He later trains Pearl following the events in Lake Valor.


Gym Leader of the Hearthome Gym. A Ghost-type specialist who also enjoys contests. Like Cynthia, she is very fond of the Sinnoh Trio and looks out for them whenever they're in the neighborhood.

  • Batman Gambit: Her gym gimmick is to force her challengers into thinking logically to reach her then totally breaking that logic when it comes to actually challenging her.


Gym Leader of the Canalave Gym and the father of Roark. He hands out the Mine Badge to Trainers who defeat him. He specializes in Steel-type Pokémon.


Gym Leader of the Snowpoint Gym. She specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. It is her duty to watch over Lake Acuity and Snowpoint Temple.

  • Exposed to the Elements: She claims that nothing should get in the way of fashion, elements be damned. And she even dubs herself, Maylene, and Platinum as the 'Thin-Clothed Trio'.
  • Genki Girl: She’s very energetic to say the least.


Gym Leader of the Sunyshore Gym. He specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. He has been depressed since he hasn't had a good fight in ages and is constantly looking for something to regain his excitement back.

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He’s easily the strongest of the Sinnoh Gym Leaders but he’s become bored fighting weak trainers and so he has no drive to battle.
  • Jerkass: Uses up enough electricity for his gym to result in the rest of Sunyshore to go into a total blackout, just because he was bored. He also completely ignores Byron's call for help at the Spear Pillar and heads for home instead.
    • He redeems himself in the Platinum arc when he and Flint help defeat Giratina. Perhaps he's developed into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold now.
  • Shock and Awe: Specializes in Electric-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Electivire.


Member of the International Police and helps Platinum investigate the Distortion World so he can find information on Team Galactic.

  • Badass Longcoat: A brown one that fits with his Interpol design.
  • Butt-Monkey: His gadgets have a tendency to break and when they do, he gets hurt in the process.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He doesn't look like it, but in the BW arc he manages to make it to the top 8 of the Unova League.
  • Interpol Special Agent: It’s his job. He has been seen on several missions in the manga. He investigated the Distortion World alongside Platinum in the Platinum arc, he infiltrated the Pokemon League to find if one of the participants was a member of Team Plasma in the Black & White arc and he worked alongside Blake to arrest the Seven Sages in the Black 2 & White 2 arc.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Looker is obviously not his real name and we will likely never learn what it really is.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Looker puts on a pair of gag glasses while participating in the Unova Pokemon League. Leo even blurts his name out in the Black and White 2 arc
  • Signature Mon: Croagunk.


The Sinnoh Pokémon storage system developer. She is good friends with 's sister, Daisy.


Member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. Specializes in Bug-type Pokemon.


Member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. Specializes in Ground-type Pokemon.


Member of the Sinnoh Elite Four and is a friend of Volkner. Specializes in Fire-type Pokemon.


Member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. Specializes in Psychic-type Pokemon.


The Champion of the Sinnoh region's Elite Four. She also seems to travel around Sinnoh a lot, helping both people and Pokémon. She meets the Sinnoh Trio and looks out for them.

     Sinnoh Battle Frontier 

The Tower Tycoon of Sinnoh's Battle Tower. He is the father of Pearl.

  • Badass Longcoat: Although not that long since it stops at his knees.
  • Generation Xerox: Pearl is a lot like him.
  • Insistent Terminology: Frequently insists that Pearl call him Daddy instead of just Dad.
  • Parental Abandonment: Debatable case. Pearl mentions he wasn't around much and Palmer himself is saddened by the fact that he learned secondhand that Pearl was involved in a life and death battle at Spear Pillar. On the other hand, he taught Pearl a great deal about battling and is highly respected by his son. Also, the only specific event we see in Pearl's backstory has Palmer finding him and Dia when they got lost.
  • Parents as People: He loves Pearl but since he spends all his time battling and wasn’t aware of Pearl’s involvement in the battle against Team Galactic he thinks he’s a terrible father.
  • Signature Mon: Cresselia.


Butler of Cailtin and battles in her place in the Battle Castle as the Castle Valet.

  • Battle Butler: For Caitlin.
  • Mood-Swinger: When he battles, he switches from his usual reserved manner and takes on a more bloodthirsty personality. According to his own comments, he was unaware of this until people actually told him.
  • Signature Mon: Gallade.


Frontier Brain of Sinnoh's Battle Castle. Due to her powerful Psychic Powers, she is not allowed to battle or else her abilities will go out of control. She later becomes one the Elite Four of the Unova region.

  • Psychic Powers: Manifesting in her hair drastically lengthening and attacking people.
    • By the time the story rolls into Unova, her control has increased. With her Gothitelle helping her, she can transmit messages from people whose location she does not know, ie, the kidnapped Gym Leaders.
    • She also specializes in Psychic-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Gothitelle.


Arcade Star of Sinnoh's Battle Arcade. She loves to dance and it extends to her Pokémon as well.


Factory Head of Sinnoh's Battle Factory. Uses machines to help calculate the probabilities of his chances in battle.

  • Awesome by Analysis: He is always analyzing things down to percentages and uses that to formulate his strategies.
  • Catch Phrase: After giving the percentages of something he will add “ah, don’t mind that number.”
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He invented a Pokemon analyzer that he uses to determine his strategies. He was also able to repair a Team Galactic spy robot.
  • Mood-Swinger: He switches from calm and rational to a crybaby when he loses to Platinum.


Hall Matron of Sinnoh's Battle Hall.


A friend of Byron's that was asked to help train Diamond in battling before he goes to Lake Verity. He has the ability to use Aura.


A trainer who battles at the Battle Frontier. He is Flint's younger brother.

  • Fiery Redhead: A trait he shares with his older brother Flint.
  • Hot-Blooded: He is very loud and straightforward. This backfires on him when he releases Heatran, inadvertently letting Charon take control of it.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has a yellow streak down the middle of his hair.
  • Signature Mon: Claydol.


A trainer who battles at the Battle Frontier.


A trainer who battles at the Battle Frontier.


A trainer who battles at the Battle Frontier.



Professor Juniper
The regional professor of Unova.

  • Butt-Monkey: A rare female example in the B/W arc. Her starter Pokémon often beat each other up, leaving a destructive mess in their wake (one such site being her own lab) and two of her three Dexes are broken with the remaining functioning one in the hands of someone whose sanity she questions.
  • Character Development: After called out by N, she reassesses how she does things and by the B2/W2 arc has become a more competent scientist who cares more about Pokémon.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Called out by N for treating Pokemon as things and not caring for them enough to give them to their Trainers personally. The results weren't pretty.

Along with Bianca, he is a childhood friend of Black and chose Snivy as his starter Pokemon (Actually, Bianca chose it for him).

  • Adaptational Villainy: To the point that he joins Team Plasma, something he would never have done in the games (he was one of the people most vehemently against Plasma in the game).
    • Somewhat subverted when it's revealed that he only joined Team Plasma because he'd been brainwashed into doing so.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Apologizes for even the most pointless of reasons.
  • Bad Boss: When fighting Black at the Pokemon League, he reveals that he doesn't have any attachment to his Pokemon. His Snivy hasn't even evolved. However, this is due to Team Plasma's brainwashing of him.
  • Badass Teacher: Becomes a teacher at the Aspertia City Trainer’s School in the Black 2 & White 2 chapter.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: What causes him to join Team Plasma and turn against his former friend, Black.
  • Childhood Friends: To Black and Bianca.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly in regard to Black being a Large Ham.
  • Demoted to Extra: Though he possesses a Pokedex and was a rival in the original game, the fact that he's not named after a version and that said Pokedex is damaged places him to supporting character. His Pokedex eventually ended up completely destroyed.
  • Face–Heel Turn: At the Pokemon League, he reveals that he's joined Team Plasma. Later on, it's revealed that he's been brainwashed into doing so, though.
  • Only Sane Man: Considering that his best friends are a Super OCD and a ditz, he's certainly this.
  • Ship Tease: With Bianca in the B2/W2 arc. His students notice.
  • Sweat Drop: He does it quite often, seeing how one of his best friends is a Large Ham while the other is a ditz.

Along with Cheren, she is a childhood friend of Black and chose Oshawott as her starter Pokemon.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: She gets easily distracted upon their arrival at Striaton City that she ignores Cheren's reprimanding.
  • Childhood Friends: To Black and Cheren.
  • Demoted to Extra: See Cheren. Ironically enough, the lack of screentime further adds to her character, as she feels even more useless as she hasn't accomplished much on her journey, and ends up bonding with White and developing alongside her on one of her adventures.
  • The Ditz: Not the brightest of people, although she still looks smart next to Black.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energetic and excitable.
  • Ship Tease: With Cheren in the B2/W2 arc. His students notice.
  • Take Up My Sword: Gives her Pokedex to White, making her an official Dex Holder as she returns home to become a lab assistant.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: There really is very little in the way of family resemblance between the two.
  • Overprotective Dad: Her dad prevents her from going out when she is about to start a journey.

Professor Juniper's friend and former classmate. She works with her assistant, Amanita, and researches about dreams.

Cedric Juniper

Professor Juniper's father.

  • Signature Mon: Samurott. It is the third of the first set of starters that Gigi and Amanda are from.

Cilan, Chili, & Cress

The triplet gym leaders of Striaton Gym.

  • Skintone Sclerae: Cilan
  • Signature Mon: Pansage, which later evolves into a Simisage, for Cilan, Pansear, which later evolves into a Simisear, for Chili and Panpour, which later evolves into a Simipour, for Cress.
  • Troll: Chili. He lied to Black about disqualifying him from challenging their Gym (because of Bianca's interference) only to take it back immediately while laughing uproariously.
  • Waistcoat of Style: As part of their waiter outfits.


Gym Leader and Museum owner of the Nacrene City Gym.


Gym Leader of the Castelia City Gym.


Gym Leader of the Nimbasa City Gym
  • Cool Horse: Zebstrika, which a flashback shows that she's had since she was a little girl.
  • Male Gaze: Elesa is formally first introduced with her rear facing the readers while she is on her knees.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a model after all.
  • Shock and Awe: Specializes in Electric-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Zebstrika.
  • The Stoic: Surprisingly averted. She's actually quite cheerful compared to her game counterpart.


Gym Leader of the Driftveil City Gym.


Gym Leader of the Mistralton City Gym. She's also the pilot of a cargo company.

  • Ace Pilot: Capable of putting on air shows with her cargo plane, she delivered an epic finale to the Pokemon Musical along with the guests' prop cases.
  • Badass in Distress: Captured by Team Plasma after being defeated by the Shadow Triad.


Gym Leader of the Icirrus City Gym.

  • Cool Mask: A blue domino mask.
  • An Ice Person: Specializes in Ice-type Pokemon.
  • The Mentor: He personally trains Black for a time to get him up to snuff against Team Plasma.
  • Signature Mon: Cryogonal.
  • The Stoic: Although it becomes subverted whenever he is playing Brycen-Man.


Gym Leader of the Opelucid City Gym.

Iris is the protégé of Drayden, though she also learned spirituality from Alder. She respects both men very much.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Her nationality is unknown and even her being from Blackthorn City doesn’t help in that regard.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She enjoys teasing Black about his possible love life.
  • Brutal Honesty: Straight-up tells Burgh that his newer paintings look terrible, and much later teases Black about his love life.
  • Girlish Pigtails: A weird double example with two at the top and two at the bottom.


A cheerful man who initially appears as a League participant. In the Black 2 & White 2 chapter he has been made the Gym Leader of the Humilau City Gym.

  • Making a Splash: Specializes in Water-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Jellicent.
  • Super Senses: He has a very good sense of smell, especially when it comes to water. He can tell where a water Pokemon came from and that the Hood Man likely didn't have eight badges but was participating in the League anyway, due to the fact that he didn't smell like the water you had to pass by through the Badge Gates.

Emmet and Ingo
The Subway bosses of the Battle Subway.


Ghost-type Elite Four member of Unova.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: She cheerfully enrages Thundurus and Tornadus further in their fight as to get more inspiration for her next novel.
  • Genki Girl: She is very loud and energetically shows off her novels.
  • Perky Goth: How hyper she is doesn’t seem to match with all the purple and black she wears.
  • Soul Power: Specializes in Ghost-type Pokemon.


Dark-type Elite Four member of Unova.

  • The Gambler: He’s been a casino dealer for over ten years and sees everything as a game.
  • Scarf Of Ass Kicking: A yellow one that’s long enough to go all the way down his back.


Fighting-type Elite Four member of Unova.

Champion of the Unova Pokemon League.

  • Anime Hair: It’s multicolored, spiky and ends in a ponytail that goes straight back.
  • Cool Old Guy: He’s incredibly personable and loves playing with his Pokemon.


A student at the Aspertia City Trainers' school. He harbors an intense hatred of Team Plasma.

  • Berserk Button: Team Plasma due to them stealing his sister’s Purrloin.
    • He also doesn’t take remarks about his sister well, having his Vibrava attack the girls at the trainer school when they bring her up and accuse him of being a bad brother.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He is fiercely protective of his little sister.
  • Blood Knight: He is extremely focused on battles and getting stronger, to the point where he is upset at anyone in the Trainers’ school not taking things seriously.
  • Celibate Hero: He has no interest in romance and gets mad at Blake for wasting his time flirting.
  • Hot-Blooded: He tends to shout a lot when he is serious about something, which annoys those around him.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He’s not happy when he learns Leo was with his sister.
  • Pet the Dog: After Whitley tearfully admits that Team Plasma was wrong and apologizes for being a part of it, Hugh stops yelling at her and trying to intimidate her, and just tries to get her to lead him to where his sister's Purrloin might be. Then, when the Plasma Frigate launches a freezing ray at the city, Hugh pushes Whitley out of its path, even when doing so causes him to fall and get knocked out.
    • Later, he formally apologizes to Whitley for being so angry with her in the first place since he now knows that her faction of Team Plasma isn't the same as the one he hates.
  • Signature Mon: Trapinch, which later evolves into a Vibrava.
  • Ship Tease: With Whitley, particularly in the final chapter which implies he may have feelings for her now.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was very kind before Team Plasma stole his sister’s Purrloin, making him angry and obsessed with strength.


Gym Leader of the Virbank City Gym.



  • Innocently Insensitive: At one point, he got very gung-ho testing out the mechanics of Mega Evolution, inadvertently upsetting X by bringing up an issue X wasn't comfortable with.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has two big ones. The first being when he first sees Xerneas and Yvelta right before they start duking it out, and the second being when he meets Lysandre literally seconds after he figures the man being a bad guy.
  • Signature Mon: Flabebe, which later evolves into Floette.
  • Supporting Protagonist: He is the one narrating the XY chapter.


  • Acrofatic: He can somersault. While on skates.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's the most easygoing out of the Kalos kids, but don't make him angry.
  • Signature Mon: Corphish. It evolves into a Crawdaunt in the final battle with Team Flare.
  • Street Performer: In the epilogue he becomes a street dancer in Lumiose City’s backstreets.


An aspiring Furfrou groomer, and childhood friends with a number of other characters.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: A Honedge is forced into her hands while a Aegislash looms behind her, meaning that she ends up being possessed. She is then ordered to steal X's Mega Stone, and when she gets caught, she attacks her friends.
  • Break the Cutie: She has, in order, watched her friend fall into depression, have her hometown blown up, lose one of her Pokemon, and been brainwashed while having her life force sucked out of her. No wonder she's rather bitter.
  • Little Miss Snarker: A complete 180 degree turn from her game counterpart, but seeing all the misfortune she's gone through, it's understandable.
  • Ship Tease: She's often seen clinging to Tierno.
  • Signature Mon: A Skitty named Neko.

Professor Sycamore

The regional professor of Kalos.

  • Horrible Judge of Character: Is this considering Lysandre, constantly praising him. Unlike the games, everyone else is suspicious and wary of Lysandre, making the professor seem even more oblivious in contrast.
  • It's All My Fault: Once he learns that Lysandre is evil he blames himself for not believing it and putting X and the others in danger as a result.

The Gym Leader of Santalune City, the gang initially isn't very fond of her as she works for the press along side of her sister, but they agree to her offer of help.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Specializes in Bug-type Pokemon.
  • Camera Fiend: Although it makes sense she carries it with her at all times since she’s a news photographer.
  • Signature Mon: Vivillon.
  • Taking the Bullet: When a possessed Shauna tries to use a Honedge to strike down Y, Viola jumps in the way of the attack.


The gym leader of Cyllage Gym.

  • Demoted to Extra: Aside from helping to stop the Ultimate Weapon from firing and defeating the members of Team Flare who are trying to activate it a second time off-panel alongside the rest of the Gym Leaders, he doesn’t have any individual role.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Specializes in Rock-type Pokemon.


The gym leader of Shalour Gym and a successor of Mega Evolution. She is Gurkinn’s granddaughter.


The gym leader of Coumarine Gym.


The gym leader of Lumiose Gym.

  • Badass in Distress: Gets captured by Team Flare and forced to build a machine to drain Xerneas’s energy.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He invented the Aipom Arm for one thing. Xerosic uses this and threatens his Heliolisk in order to make Clemont build the machine that will absorb Xerneas’s energy.
  • Shock and Awe: Specializes in Electric-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Heliolisk.


The gym leader of Laverre Gym

  • Demoted to Extra: Aside from helping to stop the Ultimate Weapon from firing and defeating the members of Team Flare who are trying to activate it a second time off-panel alongside the rest of the Gym Leaders, she doesn’t have any individual role.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Specializes in Fairy-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Mr. Mime.


The gym leader of Anistar Gym.

  • Demoted to Extra: Aside from helping to stop the Ultimate Weapon from firing and defeating the members of Team Flare who are trying to activate it a second time off-panel alongside the rest of the Gym Leaders, she doesn’t have any individual role.
  • Psychic Powers: Specializes in Psychic-type Pokemon. She also seems to have some herself since she mentions having a vision.


The gym leader of Snowbelle Gym.

  • Demoted to Extra: Aside from helping to stop the Ultimate Weapon from firing and defeating the members of Team Flare who are trying to activate it a second time off-panel alongside the rest of the Gym Leaders, he doesn’t have any individual role.
  • An Ice Person: Specializes in Ice-type Pokemon.


The Champion of the Kalos region and a famous actress. She trained with Blue under Gurkinn as a successor of Mega Evolution.


A member of the Kalos Elite Four. Specializes in Water-types.

  • Demoted to Extra: Aside from briefly harboring the protagonists, his only role is to take part in the final battle against Team Flare off-panel.
  • Making a Splash: Specializes in Water-type Pokemon.
  • Signature Mon: Clawitzer.


A member of the Kalos Elite Four. Specializes in Steel-types.


A member of the Kalos Elite Four. Specializes in Dragon-types.

  • Demoted to Extra: All he does is take part in the final battle with Team Flare off-panel. We don’t even get to see a single one of her Pokemon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Specializes in Dragon-type Pokemon.


Y’s mother. She is a famous Rhyhorn Racer and wants Y to follow in her footsteps.

  • Famed in Story: She is a Rhyhorn Racer with a streak of 25 consecutive wins.
  • Parents as People: She wants her daughter to follow in her footsteps because she thinks that’s what’s best for Y. However, Y doesn’t like that her mother is deciding her life so she becomes a Sky Trainer, the exact opposite of ground-based Rhyhorn Racing. This leads to the two having a strained relationship.
  • Parents in Distress: She, along with the rest of the residents of Vaniville Town, are captured by Team Flare following its destruction. Team Flare uses them to move Xerneas in its sealed form.


The manager of Kalos’s Pokemon Storage System. He took in Emma after finding her on the streets.

  • Big Damn Heroes: He appears to save Y, Tierno and Shauna from a Team Flare Grunt.
  • Face of a Thug: He looks like a punk but he is actually very friendly and takes in orphans and gives them jobs.
  • Genius Slob: His house is an absolute mess but he isn’t the manager of the Pokemon Storage System for nothing.
  • Signature Mon: Gourgeist.
  • Verbal Tic: He tends to say “for real” after each sentence.


The guru of Mega Evolution whose job is finding those worthy of inheriting its secret. He is also Korrina’s grandfather.

  • Big Damn Heroes: He has Garma appear save X from being killed by Celosia while he was trying to stop Team Flare from getting Xerneas.
  • The Chooser of The One: As the guru of Mega Evolution he decides who can become a successor and gain access to Mega Evolution. He has found 17 people worthy.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: His leg gets injured when Essentia attacks the Tower of Mastery so he is unable to fight for the rest of the arc.
  • Signature Mon: Heracross.
  • Super Mode: Has access to Mega Evolution.


A homeless girl who was taken in by Cassius. She is particularly close to an Espurr named Mimi.

  • Abusive Parents: When she tells X about her past she says she ran away from home because her parents were mean.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In a sense. Emma has no control over what she does as Essentia, but unlike in the games she knows she is made to do terrible things but allows it to happen anyway because the poor girl is so traumatized by her life that the Expansion Suit is the only thing that makes her feel completely safe.
  • Brainwashed: As Essentia she is put to sleep and an AI takes control of her body.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Expansion Suit can do this to Pokemon with its Poke Ball Jack function, which she uses to temporarily steal Xerxer from Y.
  • Dark Action Girl: As Essentia.
  • Master of Disguise: The Expansion Suit can use holograms to make the wearer appear like anyone else. She uses this to steal Xerxer from Y by pretending to be the Pokemon Center’s nurse.
  • Morality Pet: To Xerosic, who has fatherly affection for her and refuses to push her beyond the limits of her Essentia suit out of fear of hurting her. Lysandre, however, has no such concern.
  • Not Brainwashed: Emma is perfectly aware of the terrible things she does as Essentia. However she willingly goes along with it since the suit makes her feel safe.
  • Odd Friendship: With AZ.
  • Olympus Mons: As Essentia she captures Zygarde. After regaining control she tries to hide it in the Pokemon Storage System but Lysandre takes direct control of her suit and forces her to command it to battle the protagonists.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: When Essentia disguises herself as Y, X realizes it isn’t her because she doesn’t apologize for going off on her own and breaking one of the five rules like Y would and then she refers to X as “dear.” As a result X has Rute crush her helmet.
  • The Runaway: She ran away from home because she had Abusive Parents and lived on the streets of Lumiose City until Cassius took her in.


The immortal king of Kalos from thousands of years ago and the creator of the Ultimate Weapon.

  • Humans Are Bastards: He tells X and the others this in response their selfishness for only focusing on themselves and ignoring the Team Flare plot and says they’re not worth saving. However this turns out to be a Secret Test of Character.
  • Odd Friendship: With Emma.
  • Secret Test of Character: In the final chapter he claims that the people of Kalos don’t deserve to live and plans to activate the Ultimate Weapon again. He then attacks X and the others. However, he actually wanted them to fight back and not give in to despair, taking a hit so that the key to the Ultimate Weapon is destroyed.
  • Signature Mon: Golurk.


Professor Kukui

The resident professor of Alola. As Masked Royal he takes part in the Full-Force Festival.


The grandson of Hala. He takes part in the Full-Force Festival.


A mysterious trainer first seen participating in the Full Force Festival. He is searching for the Tapus and information on the mysterious wormhole that appeared in the sky.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the games, Gladion was an enforcer for Team Skull but that was where his villainy ended. Here, he is out to capture the Tapus through ruthless methods and is not above using his Type: Null to attack humans. He also shows a nasty sexist streak toward Plumeria when first meeting her, implying that the male Team Skull grunts only obey her because she's physically attractive. Yet, given that he respects Moon and cares for Lillie, and his reason for capturing the Tapu's was to find more manpower to fight against the Ultra Beast, his characterization makes him more of an Anti-Hero than his game counterpart.
  • Artificial Human: Not Gladion himself but rather his Pokemon. Both Type: Null and Porygon are artificial Pokemon. In their Full-Force Battle, Moon guesses that he has an affinity for them like she does for Poison-types.
  • Berserk Button: Since he is burdened with so many things he gets angry when he fights people who aren’t fighting for something serious. This is first seen when he learns that Hau isn’t fighting to step out of his grandfather’s shadow but just for fun.
  • Big Brother Instinct: This version of him is considerably more protective and friendly to Lillie.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to Hau with Type: Null in the first round of the Full-Force Festival.
  • The Cynic: Has shades of this.
    Gladion: “It’s fun and I like it”… Pokemon have problems that can’t be solved by thinking like that.
  • Do Not Call Me Sir: He doesn't like being addressed as "young master," specifically asking Wicke not to do so.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Although it only seems to extend to women in positions of power, due to the negative experience he had being raised by Lusamine. This is evidenced by the fact that he holds no malice toward Moon, finding her a Worthy Opponent. Additionally, he has a strong Big Brother Instinct for Lillie.
  • Made of Iron: When he and Null are blasted by an Inferno Overdrive Z-Move, Gladion simply laughs it off and calls it a weak attack. Several chapters later he walked away without a scratch after jumping from the rooftop of a two-story mansion. But in Chapter 26 we learn that he sustained serious injuries to his bones, muscles, and internal organs from being exposed to the energy from Silvally's evolution, injuries that still haven't completely healed after six months. Yet this didn't stop him from wanting to go after Lusamine, but Wicke had to order him to stay behind. Although Gladion appears to be completely fine several chapters later, he grabbed on of Turtonator's spikes fired at Moon. Even though his right hand got injured, he's still able to battle Ryuki without much difficulty.
  • Not So Stoic: Visibility shocked when Moon showed her love of Poison-types to him.
  • Morality Pet: Lillie to Gladion.
  • Signature Mon: Type: Null.


A girl who was taken in by Professor Burnet. She was first seen being entered into the Full-Force Festival against her will.

  • Demoted to Extra: While less so than Hau in that she still plays an important role, it's not nearly as prominent as it was in the games.
  • Modesty Shorts: As a good third of her already short skirt is translucent, she wears these underneath.
  • Pacifist: She has never had a Pokemon battle and can’t stand seeing Pokemon hurt each other. When she gets entered into the Full-Force Festival after Nebby jumped out of her bag at an inopportune time she seems pretty much traumatized.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is painfully shy, at least initially.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She becomes more confident and bold as the story goes on.


One of the Trial Captains of Akala Island. Specializes in Grass-types.


One of the Trial Captains of Akala Island. Specializes in Water-types.

  • Cute and Psycho: Despite her cute appearance, she can be very intimidating and violent, sometimes even with a smile on her face.
  • Making a Splash: Specializes in Water-type Pokemon.
  • Shrinking Violet: In a departure from her game personality, she is very shy. She is constantly blushing and holding her hands together nervously. Subverted during the Trial and battles, in which she reveals her true, aggressive personality.


One of the Trial Captains of Akala Island. Specializes in Fire-types.

  • Commonality Connection: He and Sun bond over the fact that they both work hard to save up money (Sun fin his courier job and Kiawe in his part time job at the Thrifty Megamart). He accepts Sun taking on the Island Challenge because of this.
  • Playing with Fire: Specializes in Fire-type Pokemon.


The Kahuna of Melemele Island. Specializes in Fighting-types.


The Kahuna of Akala Island. Specializes in Rock-types.


The Kahuna of Ula’Ula Island. Specializes in Dark-types.

  • Combat Pragmatist: Specializes in Dark-type Pokemon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can be pretty scathing when he wants to with plenty of dry wit.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Him snarking at Olivia during their battle, saying that she has no strategy in battles or relationships, sets up his personality quite nicely.



A young boy who has recently arrived to the Galar region. Although he hasn't battles a Pokemon before, he is quite knowledgeable about how Pokemon battles work. His first Pokemon is a Sobble, which he nicknames "Tearie".

  • Ascended Extra: In the games, he is just another schoolboy trainer class, but here, he ends up becoming the companion of the 2 main protagonists and even receives a starter Pokemon.
  • Audience Surrogate: As The Watson, the readers view the story primarily from his POV for the first couple of chapters.
  • The Watson: Since he's introduced as being new to Galar, this allows the protagonists to fill him in on stuff like Dynamaxing and the Wild Area when he undertstandaly asks.

Professor Magnolia

The professor of the Galar Region, she has Sou and Schilly as her assistants in researching the Dynamax Phenomenon.
  • Ascended Extra: In the games, she doesn't appear that much compared to Sonia, but here, she's pretty much the traveling companion to the 2 main protagonists, something unprecedented for professors in Pokemon Special.


One of the Rivals in Galar.
  • Blow You Away: His Corvisquire.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When Schilly yells out that he, Marnie, and Bede must be Gym Challengers, he wastes no time loudly affirming to both Soudo and Schilly that they're mates and rivals while hugging the both of them, showing that despite his reduced role, he's still the Friendly Rival he was in the games.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the games, he was effectively the Deutagonist of the story, while here, he's introduced as one of the Gym Challengers alongside Marnie and Bede in Chapter 6.
  • No Indoor Voice: Has no volume control and shares this with Schilly, to Marnie's determent.
  • Ship Tease: He finds Schieldmilla cute and tends to blush whenever she compliments him.
  • The Smart Guy: For his journey he read through all the books about Pokémon till a point Schieldmilla calls him a walking Pokédex.


One of the Rivals in Galar.


One of the Rivals in Galar.


The Gym Leader of Turffield, who specializes in Grass-Types.
  • Green Thumb: Uses Glossifleur and Eldegoss
  • Signature Mon: Like in the games, his is Eldegoss.
  • Smoke Out: His battle plan with Dynamaxed Eldegoss, using the fact that spores are released when its head is attacked along with its giant size to essentially obscure the battlefield. He even takes advantage of this once his Dynamax runs out, hiding his now tiny Eldegoss within the cloud of spores while Soudo's Pokemon is still giant-sized.


The Gym Leader of Hulbury, who specializes in Water-Types.
  • Fashion Model: Doubles as this along with being Hulbury's Gym Leader.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Soudo admits he got the idea to use Sunny Day for her battle against Toxapex because he observed its behavior from video she made about her town.
  • Making a Splash: Her two Pokemon; Toxapex and Dreadnaw.
  • Signature Mon: Her Dreadnaw, which is capable of Gigantimaxing like in the games.
  • Worf Had the Flu: She loses to Schilly despite having both the Type and numbers advantage because both her Pokemon were suffering from confusion from Soudo's battle. She wisely decides to close off shop until their back on their feet.



A Psychic-type Pokemon that was cloned from the legendary Pokemon Mew. Using some cells from his own arm, Blaine managed to complete the Pokemon while it was being created and created a bond between the two that allowed them to sense whenever the other is nearby.

  • Artificial Human: Has some human material mixed into its genes and mostly behaves like one.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He only communicates with and takes commands from Red, Blaine, and Yellow because they're the only people he trusts.
  • BFS: Big Friggin' Spoon.
  • Barefisted Monk: Gains Fighting as a secondary type when it Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo X.
  • The Bus Came Back: It returns in the X & Y chapter protecting the Pokemon Village.
  • Cats Are Mean: At first.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It was created in a lab by Team Rocket.
  • Dual Wielding: In the X & Y chapter it wields two smaller spoons which it then combines into one.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: In the games it is only possible to Mega Evolve once per battle and Mewtwo cannot switch between its two forms. However in the final battle it switches from Mega Mewtwo Y to Mega Mewtwo X when Blaine swaps his Mega Stone. Even in-universe this violates the one Mega Evolution per Key Stone rule but it is hand-waved as being the result of Blaine and Mewtwo’s unique bond.
  • Healing Factor: Knows Recover.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A spoon. While Psychics and Psychic-type Pokemon using spoons isn't that uncommon, it is unknown for them to make one out of psychic energy and then proceeding to use it as a sword.
  • Implacable Man: Spent years after the ending of the FRLG chapter chasing after Sird because its best friends were turned to stone. Thankfully, Mewtwo found out about their revival by the X & Y arc
  • Mythology Gag: At one point, Mewtwo wears the same restraining armor that appeared in Pokémon: The First Movie.
  • Psychic Powers: It is Psychic-type.
  • Purple Is Powerful: It has a purple tail and is a Legendary Pokemon.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time, it's cold and calculating. The exception being if you've pissed him off.
  • Super Mode: It can Mega Evolve into both Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y.
  • Telepathy: It begins using this to communicate in FireRed and LeafGreen, but only to certain people.
  • The Worf Effect: Even with Mega Evolution, it has a very poor showing against Zygarde.

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune

A trio of legendary Pokemon that died during the fires that burned down the Brass Tower. They were revived into their current forms by Ho-Oh, who they revere as their master.


Two Pokemon mutated from a space virus. They were encountered by Team Rocket and were used to help Giovanni find his missing son. Main Legendary of the fifth chapter, FireRed & LeafGreen.

  • Big Bad: Organism No. 1 is this for the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, being the cause of the meteoroid threatening to destroy the world.
  • Combat Tentacles: Its arms can transform into two tentacles. It uses them to stab Mewtwo in the chest.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Oragnism No. 1 gets one by Ruby and Sapphire using Mega Rayquaza where it gets defeated by one Dragon Ascent.
  • Healing Factor: Know Recover.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A pair of alien viruses with an alien morality, that nonetheless take humanoid forms (and can even use opposable thumbs in Normal Forme).
  • Me's a Crowd: They can create clones of itself.
  • Multiform Balance: Attack Form, Defense Form, Speed Form and Normal Form.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Justified. It never really wanted to fight Red, essentially his "father" by blood donation, but the only language it understood was fighting. When the situation is explained and he learns proper ways of talking, he helps the Dex Holders save the airship and the town.
  • Power Crystal: The core in its body. Serves as its weak point.
  • Psychic Powers: They are Psychic-type.
  • Starfish Aliens: They are Pokemon from space and certainly look the part.
  • Thicker Than Water: As it turns out, Organism No. 2 was cloned from Red's blood, which is why it kept trying to find him and why Red suddenly had a strange feeling in his presence. He fought him because fighting was the only language it knew. When it finally learned how to communicate, it became much more friendly.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Organism No. 2 is defeated and caught by Giovanni, but only because it was exhausted from its battle with Red (where despite handily losing, Red was able to hit its core once). Furthermore, Giovanni used a Poké Ball specially tuned to be more successful in catching Deoxys.


A Pokemon that Emerald sought after. Main Legendary of the sixth chapter, Emerald.

  • Death from Above: Knows Doom Desire.
  • The Empath: It only grants a heart's true desires, meaning if you're lying or if you're unsure of yourself, it won't help at all.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Steel is its primary type.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: The Third Eye on its stomach.
  • Make a Wish: It can grant three wishes, one for each wish tag on its head. Guile Hideout uses the first one to summon a giant Kyogre-like monster, Emerald uses the second one to restore the petrified Dex Holders and Scott uses the third one to attract at least 100,000 visitors to the Battle Frontier on the opening day.
  • Psychic Powers: Psychic is its secondary type.
  • Reality Warper: The wishes it grants seem to extend to this level of power such as Creating a giant sea monster out of nothing and restoring people who have been turned to stone.

Dialga and Palkia

Two Pokemon sought after by Cyrus so he can achieve his goal to create a new world. After summoning them, he controlled them with the Red Chain and forced them to fight until Time and Space began to distort. They were eventually freed by the efforts of Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.


A Pokemon roaming the Distortion World, an alternate dimension. Afterword Platinum begins investigating it.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In Pokemon Platinum, it directly interfered with Cyrus's plans as he would destroy both worlds they lived in, and the disaster it caused was only because of its presence. Here it teams up with Charon and deliberately drags Dialga and Palkia into the Distortion World in an attempt to usurp them.
  • Casting a Shadow: Knows Shadow Force.
  • Combat Tentacles: Has these in its Origin Forme. It uses them to drag Dialga and Palkia into the Distortion World at the end of the Diamond & Pearl chapter.
  • Dracolich: It is Ghost and Dragon-type.
  • Olympus Mons: It is an incredibly powerful Legendary Pokemon, being the master of anti-matter.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Dragon is its secondary type.


A Pokemon originating from Ultra Space, it had its power drained by the people of Ultra Space and would do anything to restore its light.


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