The heroes of Pokémon Adventures, the Pokédex Holders all started out as kids, usually at around 10 or 11, in which each one of them received a Pokédex in one way or another. Even though as children, teenagers, or even young adults, they journeyed throughout the regions for various reasons, eventually becoming powerful heroes.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Unlike the games and anime in which the Pokedex is commonplace, only these kids have access to the wealth of research and data on it. This means they're the only ones who can learn the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents, giving them a MASSIVE advantage. Moreover, each of the kids are incredibly good at taking advantage of the research, and sometimes even without using the Dex they can turn battles around with clever thinking.
- Badass Crew: Just TRY taking any of these kids lightly. Before they've even reached their teens these kids have taken on insurmountable challenges and won. And unlike the games, disarming them of their Pokémon does NOT take anything away from them at all.
- Colorful Theme Naming: All of them are named after the core games in the series, where many of them are colors. There's also considerable overlap with Rock Theme Naming with the Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh kids.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Each has a title that roughly corresponds to a game mechanic, feature, or archetype. Many times, that feature was introduced in or at thematically relevant to their game generation.
- Guile Hero: Since their Pokemon does the fighting for them, their contribution to the battle would mostly be forming strategies.
- Improbable Age: Most of them are only 11-14 years old yet hold high ranking positions such as a professor's aide, the president of a acting agency and a high-ranking member of the International Police, or hold a formal job such as a capture expert, a courier and a pharmacist.
- Invisible Parents: Many have at least one parent unmentioned. Many also have no relatives mentioned at all (IE Red).
- Kid Hero: They've thwarted evil organizations, battled legendary Pokemon and lived and saved the world numerous times. The oldest of them are only teens (although at the latest progress (Sun & Moon) Red, Green, and Blue may be in their twenties), and many of them started out when they were ELEVEN.
- Living Legend: The Kanto Dex Holders for all of their accomplishments, though due to the other times the Dex Holders have saved the world the others have received quite a bit of fame as well. By the Sinnoh arc, people have already recognized that having a Pokedex marks you as a true badass.
- Nice Hat: It's easier to count the ones who DON'T have a nifty piece of headwear covering their noggins. Caps, bandannas, beanies and even visors, you can bet they've worn them all.
- Not the Intended Use: The Pokedex was originally just a tool for compiling and expanding Professor Oak's research on Pokemon, and he originally gave the Pokedexes to the Dex Holders to further that purpose. Instead, it's become one of their greatest assets in battle, and a symbol of prestige and heroism. To their credit, the kids will help with research if requested, though only Crystal actually completed the Pokedex.
- Only One Name: Most of them are only known by their first names; the exceptions being Blue, Sapphire, Platinum, Y, Sword, and Shieldmilia.
- Personality Pokemon: The starter they get aligns with their character as well as the roles within their teams (IE Grass-types keep their teams in line, Fire-types are wild and focused on offense, Water-types are unpredictable etc.) To an extent, this also applies to their first Pokemon and the rest of their team.
- Power Trio: With generations often being made up of three games and having a protagonist based on each, this was inevitable. Invoked by necessity in the Sinnoh arc due to the three legendary Pokemon there.
- Red Baron: Each has a title that shows their specialty, in or out of battle, as a nod to Gameplay and Story Integration.
- Scarf of Asskicking: The Sinnoh trio have all a scarf and shown to be competent trainers.
- Senpai Kohai: The Johto and Hoenn Dex Holders treat their seniors this way. Gold, being Gold, doesn't get the respect...
- Theme Naming: All of their Pokemon will have some sort of theme to their name.
- True Companions: Going through numerous trials together forges the groups into unbeatable teams, both with each other and their Pokemon. The Kanto, Johto and Hoenn Dex Holders also all know each other and fought together.
Kanto Dex Holders
- Accidental Pervert: When he saw Sabrina naked.
- The Ace: By Yellow he becomes a master of Pokémon Battling, to the point that the Elite Four had to make sure he was out of the way before they could start their plans.
- Always Someone Better: Gold all but hero worships him because of his skills and Sapphire considers her ultimate goal to be as badass as he is.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He was able to determine Bulbasaur was capable of using Solar Beam because it's a plant. This impressed (and amused) Oak enough to give him a Pokédex.
- Anime Hair: In contrast to pretty much every other version of Red, he has spiky improbable hair. It even flares up under the visor of his cap.
- Badass Biker: In the grand tradition of Pokemon protagonists...
- Badass in Distress: Yellow is kicked off by him going missing.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Vee, Mewtwo and Deoxys all befriended him and are loyal to him because of his beliefs towards caring for Pokemon.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Not quite noticeable because hes normally such a mellow guy, but not a guy you want to anger. Just ask Giovanni and Team Rocket.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Gold. It's strongly hinted that he became this when both of them went to Mt. Silver.
- Big Good: Many of the other Dex holders look up to him.
- Blood Knight: Minor version. What he likes most of all is a good fight, but he isn't sadistic or bloodthirsty.
- Break the Haughty: Downplayed since he was just overconfident, but it takes a single defeat by Mew in the first chapter of the series for this to happen.
- The Bus Came Back: He (along with Green) returns in the ORAS chapter, to help the Hoenn Dex Holders stop the meteor threatening to destroy the world.
- Character Development: Goes from being a Hot-Blooded braggart, to being a sensible and intuitive ace.
- Characterization Marches On: During the first arc, Red was rather girl-crazy and regularly flirted around, like Gold. Later arcs excise this part of his personality. Gold inherits it from him, and keeps it.
- Chick Magnet: A good number of women show affection and endearment to him, including Yellow, Misty, Green, and even Sabrina in later arcs. Of course, Red notices none of it (except for a couple of weird moments in the first chapter).
- Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, especially in the early arcs.
- Demoted to Extra: In Yellow and the first Johto arc due to being frozen and contracting frostbite. He takes the spotlight again in the FRLG chapter.
- The Determinator: During the latter half of FireRed and LeafGreen, once he's gotten over his Heroic BSoD, he's such a determinator it freaks Deoxys out.Deoxys: What are you? You got hurt. You were driven to the edge. But you never give up. You keep moving forward. What are you?!
- Dressing as the Enemy: He disguised himself as a Team Rocket grunt to get some info.
- Fingerless Gloves: Finds a pair which are electric insulated in Silph Co. Subverted in that they're not really fingerless; the material over the fingers are clear.
- Flung Clothing:
- Green pulled off the Team Rocket disguise. (Luckily, he was wearing his typical attire underneath) Red was also pretty much stripped over the finale of FireRed and LeafGreen. (But his shirt was needed to keep the steering mechanism of the Rocket airship upright, so, justifiable.)
- There was also the time when he suddenly pulled off his clothes in Red and Blue and jumped into the water in order to convince Blue's Pokémon to relax, and when he went into the hot springs as well.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: A combination of Sanguine and Choleric.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Battler, his specialty is trainer battles. He is one of the most renown trainers in the world and is able to think up strategies on the fly.
- Harmless Freezing: Subverted. While he survives being frozen for 2 weeks, he contracts frostbite when he's freed and has to go to the hot springs in Mt. Silver to get it healed.
- The Hero: The main protagonist of the RGB and FRLG arcs, and a legendary figure in the Yellow, GSC, RS and Emerald chapters. He was instrumental in defeating Team Rocket multiple times, and the conflicts with the Elite 4 and Mask of Ice.
- He's Back: After being absent for most of Yellow, he returns for the final battle against the Elite Four.
- Hot Springs Episode: He and Sabrina bathe together in the hot springs at Mt. Silver during Gold and Silver. Justified since the hot spring had healing properties that would cure them of the wounds inflicted by Lolerei's attempts to freeze them in Yellow.
- Human Popsicle: He's frozen by Lorelei at the beginning of Yellow.
- Indy Ploy: Red's specialty, coming up with unusual plans on the fly to win his fights.
- Invisible Parents: He is the only Dexholder with no known family. He actually lampshades this during FireRed and LeafGreen, pointing out that he doesn't have any family to fight for.
- Kid Hero: He's only 11 at the start of the series.
- The Leader: Type IV/II hybrid of the Kanto Dex holders, and the Dex holders as a whole when they come together.
- Living Legend: Due to besting the other Gym Leaders and winning the Indigo Plateau, as well as thwarting Team Rocket before he was even a teenager, he and the other Dex Holders become famous, though most is directed towards him.
- Love Triangle: He is unknowingly in one with Misty and Yellow. Both girls have feelings for him, while he is uncomfortable with the whole thing.
- Made of Iron: He survives being poisoned, attacked by Pokémon directly, and being frozen for 2 weeks.
- Magnetic Hero: This kid can make friends with almost everyone, and even those he does not make friends with consider him a respectable Worthy Opponent.
- Mr. Fanservice: Once he hits his teens, especially with that Shirtless Scene in the FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Mythology Gag: When he returns from Mt. Silver, he has his Snorlax, Espeon and Venusaur with him, plus his friends' starters, just like in the games.
- Nice Guy:
- He forgives Lt. Surge, Sabrina, and Koga despite all the cruel things they did in Red and Blue.
- He accepted Deoxys pretty fast despite the fact it nearly killed all his Pokémon.
- Lorelei who was the one who encased Red in ice, giving him severe frostbite that had long-term consequences. The next time they meet up a few years later, he doesn't even mention it and appears to have forgiven her.
- Nice Hat: Red's hat almost never comes off. He even swam and bathed in the hot springs with it on. Plus it never came off during all the training and aerial fighting he did in FireRed and LeafGreen. To top it off, even when his jacket and shirt had already come off, his hat was still there till the last moment.
- Oblivious to Love: At first, he doesn't seem to realize that both Yellow and Misty have crushes on him. By the end of the Gold, Silver, Crystal arc, he seems to have caught on and feels uncomfortable about resolving it until Gold gave him a way out.
- He could be not so oblivious, at least where Green is concerned.
- Personality Swap: His and Blue's Pokémon in Red and Blue due to accidentally swapping them and having their personalities rub off.
- Shirtless Scene: He gets one at the very end of FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Since he dumped his jacket in FireRed and LeafGreen. Also at the start of said arc, he was walking around without the jacket.
- Smarter Than You Look: Oak, Blue, Misty and Green, and several members of Team Rocket all look down on Red for his arrogant personality at the beginning of his career. But even then he consistently impresses them with just how both caring he is towards Pokemon, and how complexly layered and super effective his Indy Ploys can be. As he goes along he learns to be more humble about his talent, and more thoughtful in putting together his strategies. He also surprised Green by seeing through her tricks the second time she tried to deceive him.
- Spirited Competitor: Loves a good fight against strong opponents, and refuses to beat someone when they're down.
- Stock Shōnen Hero: He starts off with many elements of this trope, from his spiky haired design and outwards hotblooded-dumbness only to shock others with his overwhelming natural talent for Pokemon, and strong sense of justice. At the very end of the RGB arc, however, he's started to mellow and think more critically, and continues losing most of the vices of this trope throughout the rest of the manga.
- Taken for Granite: He, the other Kanto Dex Holders, and Silver get turned to stone at the end of FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Take Up My Sword: After Red disappeared, Yellow used his Pikachu and Pokédex.
- Taking You with Me: In FireRed and LeafGreen, at the end of the Mewtwo vs. Deoxys battle, while Deoxys was grabbing Red, Red insisted that Mewtwo fire the final shot even though he knew that the attack might literally go through him.
- We Can Rule Together: Twice offered to Red from Giovanni in Red and Blue and The Elite Four in Yellow.
- Worf Had the Flu: Still in bad shape after being frozen by Lorelei, Red has to step down from the Viridian Gym leader's position, and, consequently, was out of action for most of Gold, Silver, and Crystal in order to recuperate.
- Worthy Opponent: The top members of Team Rocket (Giovanni, Sabrina, Surge) and The Elite Four (Especially Bruno) consider him this.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: As shown in the 1st volume when Misty hits him and he doesn't hit back.
Poli (Nyoro)Red's first Pokémon that he obtained when it was only a Poliwag. Sometime before the series began, he evolved into a Poliwhirl to save a drowning Red. He evolved into a Poliwrath to rescue Red from drowning once more after his Trainer was sent into the water by Lt. Surge.
- Author Appeal: Series creator Satoshi Taijiri has said that his favorite Pokémon is a Poliwhirl.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting is his secondary type.
- Kill It with Ice: Knows Ice Beam.
- Making a Splash: Water is his primary type.
Saur (Fusshi)Red's "starter" Pokémon that was given to him from Professor Oak after proving that he could bond and fight with it. He is a gentle and loyal creature but a powerful and versatile one as well.
- Green Thumb: Grass is his primary type. Especially with Frenzy Plant.
- No-Sell: As a Grass-type, Water attacks don't really do anything to it. Gyara once used Hydro Pump on it... and Saur just treated it like a shower, merrily whistling away to himself.
- Poisonous Person: Poison is his secondary type.
- Petal Power: Once it evolves.
- Super Mode: The ORAS chapter revealed that Red has the ability to make him Mega Evolve.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Solar Beam.
A mischievous and initially stubborn Pikachu Red caught in Pewter City, Pika is one of Red's most used Pokémon.
- Cute Little Fangs: Shows this element in the Yellow arc.
- Expy: His initial disobedience and lack of evolving makes him one to Ash's Pikachu, though the two actually came out at around the same time.
- Official Couple: With Chuchu. They even have a baby Pichu that's just as badass as both of them.
- Papa Wolf: When a Poliwrath and Venusaur kidnap his son, he forgoes Red's strategy to get him back.
- Poisonous Person: Knows Toxic, which badly poisons the target.
- Shock and Awe: He's Electric-type.
- Shout-Out: To Surfing Pikachu, a TCG and special event Pikachu that could Surf. It explains the power by using the energy typically used to make a Substitute and molding it into a water repelling disc of energy you can stand on.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: Substitute creates an electromagnetic copy of Pika. Aside from the obvious use of dodging, the clone can be used as an invisible scout that can phase through barriers, and because it reverses magnetic polarity (somehow) it can also be used on a surfboard or any piece of wood to make it SURF.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Gradually stops shocking Red whenever he feels like it, and eventually becomes much more good-natured towards him, to the point of Undying Loyalty.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Suffers this in the Yellow arc.
- Troll: Pika likes to act friendly in front of certain people before shocking them. The most notable example is resident Butt-Monkey Bill, who still gets shocks years later.
Snor/Lax (Gon)A Snorlax that Red caught after the bike-riding race, Snor is a major powerhouse on Red's team.
- Acquired Poison Immunity: Has the Immunity ability.
- Big Eater: Much to Red's dismay when he first caught Snor, since he'd just won a cycling competition, and had to spend all the prize money on feeding his newly caught Pokémon. Apparently, all his winnings from being Champion go into feeding Snor, which is why Red isn't rich despite his position.
- Eyes Always Shut: Given his species' hat, this is somewhat of a given.
- Heavy Sleeper: Indeed, it's how Red first found him, what with Snor having decided to take a nap on the cycling path Red was on.
- Non-Elemental: He's Normal-type.
- Official Couple: With Emerald's Snorlax after Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. In the Chaung Yi translation, it shares its name with Emerald's Snorlax.
- Stout Strength: He's a badass through and through, and also pretty darn rotund.
Once a genetically-tampered Eevee that could evolve and de-evolve into any of the first three Eeveelutions, Vee is now permanently an Espeon, showing its love and trust towards his trainer.
- Demoted to Extra: In the Red, Green, & Blue arc, after two chapters were centered around it, it disappeared for a while, made a brief appearance at Seafoam Islands, and was pretty much forgotten about for the rest of the arc when Red got Aerodactyl.
- Elemental Powers: Due to his former ability to evolve between multiple forms and back, he had a variety of these.
- Invisibility: Knew Acid Armor as a Vaporeon.
- Sixth Ranger: Vee subs in on Red's team during the Yellow Arc when Red gets separated from Pikachu, and does so once again in the third chapter. He's generally a secondary member due to Red already having a dedicated six-man team.
- Unstable Genetic Code: Allowing it to freely change between forms.
Originally Misty's Gyarados who was experimented on by Team Rocket, this Pokémon has since been given to Red and serves as a means of transport through water as well as boasting powerful attacks.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type. Ironically, he knows no Flying moves.
- Face of a Thug: Red's Pokemon are initially incredibly scared of Gyara, and for good reason, as it looks horrifying and when they first saw it it was brainwashed and trying to kill them. In truth... Well, see Gentle Giant above. They warm up to it eventually. Justified, as it has the Intimidate ability.
- Gentle Giant: Gyarados' Pokedex entries emphasize its destructive rampages when they get angry. Gyara spends most of his time chasing birds and derping around at everything.
- Trauma Button: After seeing Team Rocket again due to undergoing previous experiments from them.
- Making a Splash: Water is his primary type
Aero (Pte)A Pokémon that Red revived from an Old Amber that he got from Giovanni. After being revived, Aero serves as Red's mode of aerial transport.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Knows Dragon Claw.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock is his primary type.
- Flight: Aero is Red's primary long-distance form of travel.
- Fossil Revival: Was revived from DNA preserved in Old Amber.
- Hard Head: Has Rock Head as his ability.
- Prehistoric Monster: Being a prehistoric predator revived in modern times.
- Ptero Soarer: A plot point; him being a flier becomes vital for Red to combat Moltres.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Using Hyper Beam.
Blue Oak (Green Okido)
His first Pokémon is a Scyther, while his starter is a Charmander. The current Viridian City Gym Leader. Does not nickname his Pokémon.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Blue isn't as arrogant as his video game and anime counterparts; in fact, he didn't complain after losing to Red.
- Adaptational Personality Change: In the games, he's Red's childhood-friend-turned-rival, and a Jerkass braggart. Here he's a stoic Stock Shōnen Rival who's well aware of his current limits, and the two had never met before the story began.
- Anime Hair: The biggest and spikiest of the Dex Holders.
- Badass Cape: Sports one in the Yellow and XY arcs.
- Best Friend: With Red after Blue's Character Development.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns in the XY chapter.
- Characterization Marches On: In the first few chapters he acted very much like his counterpart from the games and his anime counterpart Gary from the first season. This changed by the time he appeared in Pokémon Tower and he became a more serious character and even ends up becoming best friends with Red over the years while still remaining rivals (Somewhat lampshaded by Red: "You're not your old obnoxious self again...you're worse!)
- Chick Magnet: Blue seems to be rather popular, judging from an instance where Red was mistaken for Blue.
- The Comically Serious: On occasion, especially when training Yellow.
- Dub Name Change: His and Green's names were switched in the English translation.
- Dragon Rider: Charizard's not a Dragon-type, but it evokes the imagery.
- Early-Bird Cameo: His Pokémon know 2nd generation attacks, taught to them by Chuck.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: A combination of Melancholic and Phlegmatic.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Trainer, his specialty is level grinding, or wild battles. Shown in how he whipped Red's team into shape after accidentally trading with him, and again in how quickly he trained a second team to take after his Gym even when he's not around.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: He does this to Red after Red loses to Deoxys.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Inverted, training pokemon is his specialty, and he's on par with Red.
- Heroic Build: Suggested by Word of God as having one due to his training with Chuck, despite looking no different from Red and the other male Dex holders physically. However, this fact has yet to be seen on page.
- Parents in Distress: In both the Red and Blue and Fire Red and Leaf Green arcs, Professor Oak is taken into some kind of captivity.
- Invisible Parents: At least, he has his grandfather and sister.
- Jerkass: He started the series as one.
- The Lancer: Red's foil and roughly equal in power. He's a stoic Grumpy Bear who thinks primarily about efficiency and power in battle. Though as Red's traits rub off on him, he becomes more compassionate and willing to take unplanned risks.
- Only Sane Man: Among two crowds. Between Red, Green and Yellow, he's the most normal one. Among the Fire Starter Dex Holders, he's also the only normal one, between Gold, Sapphire, Pearl, and Black.
- Personality Swap: When his and Red's Pokémon get swapped out on accident in a chapter of Red and Blue, they temporarily start acting like the trainer they've been swapped to.
- The Rival: To Red in the first saga. He is actually the straightest one among all the rivals.
- Shipper on Deck: If he doesn't ship Bill with his sister, he is at least fine with it.
- The Stoic: He's generally the most down to earth and serious of the team.
- Taken for Granite: Like the rest of the Gen I and 2 Dex holders, at the end of FRLG, though it's eventually undone by Emerald.
- Training from Hell: Likely inherited from undergoing such with his master Chuck. This is also his specialty as a trainer. It was on display at least twice, when he created a strict training regiment for Red's Pokemon during their swap, and when he caught a bunch of wild Pokemon and seemingly instantly trained them to be his team for Gym Leader challengers. They're even trained to the point that they can run the gym and accept challenges even when he's away on other business.
- Tsurime Eyes: He's certainly got 'em.
- Would Hit a Girl: Towards the beginning of the FRLG arc, to Kimberly. Also his battles with Agatha.
ScizorBlue's first Pokémon that he's had since it was a Scyther.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug is his primary type.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type, pre-evolution.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Steel is his secondary type, post-evolution.
- Sinister Scythes As hands until he evolves.
CharizardThe Pokémon that Blue obtained from his grandfather as a Charmander.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type.
- Flight: Serves as Blue's flight transportation.
- Playing with Fire: Fire is his primary type.
- Super Mode: As of X and Y, he can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard Y.
Porygon2A Pokémon that Blue won at the Game Corner as a Porygon. Initially disobedient, but became loyal after Red and Blue accidentally switched Pokémon.
- Artificial Human: It's an artificial Pokémon.
- No Biological Sex: One volume mistakenly lists it as male, though.
- Non-Elemental: It is Normal-type.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Well, Ridiculously Pokémon Robot.
- Virtual Ghost: Capable of travelling through cyberspace.
MachampA Pokémon that Blue has owned since it was a Machoke. He evolved into a Machamp after Red and Blue accidentally switched Pokémon.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He is Fighting-type.
- Power Limiter: His belt, as with all of his species, serves as one.
- Socialization Bonus: To illustrate the ingame mechanic of only evolving when traded, Machoke only evolved into Machamp after spending two days with Red.
- Super Strength: Again, as per his species.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Especially since Blue trained with Chuck.
GolduckA Pokémon that was revealed when Red and Blue accidentally switched Pokémon. Serves as Blue's water transportation.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Knows Iron Tail.
- Making a Splash: He is Water-type.
- Psychic Powers: Knows Confusion.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Using Hyper Beam, which can be done underwater even.
RhyperiorA Pokémon that Blue caught during the Gold/Silver/Crystal arc as a Rhydon. During HeartGold and SoulSilver, Blue temporarily traded it to Silver to replace his missing Ursaring; and it evolved to Rhyperior in the process.
- Arm Cannon: As a Rhyperior.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground is his primary type and Rock is his secondary type.
- Rhino Rampage: It gets a particular one when it holds the Earth Plate (which happened when Silver had it).
- This Is a Drill: Two of them for horns.
Pidgeot, Ninetales, Arcanine, Alakazam, and ExeggutorBlue's backup team. Pidgeot was part of his main team in Red/Green/Blue and Yellow, but was later replaced by Rhydon. Ninetales was caught when Red and Blue accidentally switched Pokémon, and Blue used it during the League finals. The rest were caught alongside Rhydon when Blue became the Viridian Gym Leader. FireRed and LeafGreen shows that Blue entrusts the Gym to them when he's away.
- Continuity Nod: Their reappearance in FRLG acknowledges that he still trains them, even though they're not on his main team.
- Mythology Gag: Arcanine, Alakazam, and Exeggutor, along with the Rhydon caught at the same time, were included as nods to the team he uses in the original Red and Blue and Gold and Silver games. (The other two he uses in the games besides starters are Pidgeot, who he already had, and Gyarados, who in Adventures is owned by Red instead.)
- Anti-Hero: A Nominal Hero at first, but develops into a Disney Anti-Hero overtime.
- Boobs of Steel: Generally regarded as the toughest female trainer around, and the second most naturally stacked of the Dex Girls (according to Word of God, Y beats her).
- The Bus Came Back: She returns in the ORAS chapter.
- Canon Foreigner: Sort of. She was planned to be in the original Red and Blue games, but was cut and the manga character was instead based on concept art. Her inclusion in the FireRed and LeafGreen and Let's Go! games have since addressed this.
- Character Development: Eventually grows almost completely out of jerkassery, though she is still fond of light teasing.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: During Red and Blue, likely due to her criminal background with the Masked Man. She's mostly grown out of it by the time of FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Cool Big Sis: To Silver and Yellow.
- Crazy-Prepared: Green' battles are made of this trope. Sabrina can come after you with hallucinations of your past? No problem. Lorelei's capable of freezing people? Alreadly thought of.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She and Silver were kidnapped by the Masked Man at a young age and forced to work for him.
- Dub Name Change: Her and Blue's names were switched in the English translation.
- Dressing as the Enemy: She disguises herself as Sabrina in Red and Blue.
- Evolution Powerup: Her specialty, having knowledge of when and how to use evolution. She was specifically trained for this by the Masked Man.
- Face Your Fears: When she confronts Will and Karen in Ilex Forest, they intimidate her with Lugia and Ho-Oh, the latter being the cause of her fear of birds in the first place. However, Green reveals that she's already overcome her fears, when she reveals her new Pokémon, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. The reason for her absence for most of the arc is actually because of this trope.
- Fille Fatale: She uses her sex appeal to get what she wants. She flirted with Red and stole his stuff when they first met. She also told Yellow to disguise herself as a boy until she understood how to use her real gender as a weapon. However, upon growing up, she didn't become a Femme Fatale.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic with a dash of Melancholic.
- Gadgeteer Genius: A downplayed trait, but she did design and build the Bubble Mic and Silph Scope entirely by herself, which she later patented and sold.
- Gambit Roulette: Against Lorelei. Sabrina wasn't happy.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Evolver, her specialty is inducing evolution, shown through having a stone evolution heavy team.
- Genki Girl: Very peppy and mischievous at the best of times. Try not to be fooled.
- Guile Heroine: Once she's unquestionably become one of the good guys, she still fights dirty.
- Head-Turning Beauty: Her attractiveness is constantly called attention to. Red is initially seduced and tricked by how cute she is when they first meet. She's able to distract Sabrina during their battle by making her jealous of her body. When she shows up in the GSC arc, Gold immediately drops what he's doing, pats her, and asks, "Who's this sexy lady?" much to everyone's embarrassment (and Silver's dismay).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Was prone to and very fond of manipulating people to the point that she could easily be mistaken as one of the villains, but definitely had moral standards. She remains mischievous, but mostly grows out of her thieving once she makes friends with the main cast and has no more reason to steal.
- Killer Rabbit: Invoked with her team, which she refrained from evolving until the FRLG saga, allegedly to lull her opponents into a sense of security.
- Little Black Dress: Wears one from her introduction through to the beginning of FRLG.
- Little Miss Con Artist: She's introduced hocking counterfeit items to Red and stealing his gym badges. She later pulls a few cons on Team Rocket,
- Magic Skirt: No matter what situation shes in youll somehow never see up her Dangerously Short Skirt.
- Master of Disguise: Her Ditto can double as a mask or even a fake arm.
- Nice Hat: Gets one as part of her new ensemble from Silver in FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Mission Control: Plays this role for Yellow and Silver during Yellow and GSC arcs respectively.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Whenever Green says something that will make Blue comment what a pesky girl she is.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: She overcame her fear of birds by catching Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres so she could fight the Masked Man.
- Parents in Distress: In the FRLG arc.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: She is aware of her body and uses it to distract and fool Sabrina.
- Ship Tease: With Red, Blue, and Silver.
- Snake Oil Salesman: It's one way she managed to get by in life.
- Stealth Mentor: To Yellow; she is the one who got to go on her quest to start with. Downplayed though, as she started out teaching Yellow basic battle skills.
- Taken for Granite: She, the other Kanto Dex Holders and Silver are turned to stone due to the collision between Mewtwo and Darkrai at the end of the FRLG chapter.
- Troll: Enjoys messing around with others' feelings and deceiving them. The infamous "Poké Balls chest" trick comes to mind.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Pokéballs as breasts, loaded with Jigglypuff and Clefairy. Poor Sabrina.
- Weak, but Skilled: While Green isn't really weak, her Pokémon's levels are considerably lower than Red's and Blue's. However, all her major victories were due to clever tricks and strategies, so she doesn't have to spend all her free time training and battling.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Called out by Sabrina, her ally at the time, for her deception of her during the battle with Lorelei. Green attempts a justification ("You can't fool your enemies if you don't fool your friends!"), but Sabrina doesn't buy it.
- White Gloves: She made a pair for herself and a black version for Silver to keep their hands warm while they were under the Masked Man's "care". She no longer wears them as of FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Starts off the story with a crippling fear of bird Pokémon due to the fact that she was drafted into the Masked Man's service after being kidnapped by Ho-oh. She got better.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In one of her early chapters, she uses her saliva to make it look like tears. Red doesn't fall for it.
Jiggly (Puriri)A Wigglytuff that Green has owned since she was a small child.
- Lunacy: Positive example, as she evolves via a Moon Stone.
- Non-Elemental: She is Normal-type.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Gains Fairy-type in Gen VI.
Blasty (Kame-chan)A Blastoise that Green stole from Professor Oak when it was just a Squirtle.
- Backpack Cannon: Two of them that he can use to fly. Becomes one after Mega Evolving.
- Jetpack: Serves as Green's flight transportation by becoming this for her.
- Making a Splash: He is Water-type.
- Super Mode: As of the ORAS chapter, he has access to Mega Evolution.
- Turtle Power: A giant turtle with cannons...
- Weaponized Animal: And flight-capable to boot with said cannons.
Ditty (Meta-chan)A Ditto that Green uses to disguise herself.
- Blob Monster: Ditty is just a purple blob with potential arms.
- Ditto Fighter: Obviously, though in this series it has a variety of uses.
- No Biological Sex: As with all Ditto, is genderless.
- Non-Elemental: It is Normal-type.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: It changes into Pokemon as well as tools like keys.
Clefy (Pikkun)A Clefable that Green has owned since it was a Clefairy.
- Blush Sticker: Common to the species.
- Lunacy: Evolves via a Moon Stone.
- Non-Elemental: He is Normal-type before Gen VI.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Becomes Fairy-type in Gen VI.
Nido/Nidory (Nido-chan)A Nidoqueen that Green has owned since she was a Nidoran.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground is her secondary type.
- Lunacy: She evolves with a Moon Stone.
- Poisonous Person: Poison is her primary type.
BullA Granbull that Green has owned since it was a Snubbull. Was once traded to Silver for his Horsea and then back.
- Bully Bulldog: This is more obvious as a Granbull.
- Cute Little Fangs: As a Snubbull.
- Non-Elemental: He is Normal-type until Gen VI.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Becomes Fairy-type in Gen VI.
- Perpetual Frowner: Downplayed example, but still present.
- Punny Name / Lost in Translation: In the original Japanese version, Green's Granbull is nicknamed "ブルー (Bull)". The pun here is that Green's name in Japan is "Blue" and written in katakana exactly the same as "Bull". The only reason that we know that it even has a nickname is from Netkun and the fact that Green calls her Granbull "Bull" even after evolving. This was either not caught by translators or discarded due to Green's name change, and all official English translations refer to Bull by its species name.
The first main character in the manga not to be based on a game protagonist, Yellow was saved by Red when she was a kid, and learned about the beauty of Pokemon from him. She later nursed him back to health after his battle with Giovanni and, after he accepted her request to be a Gym Leader, promised that she would wait for him. She later appears in her own individual arc on a quest to find Red, who has mysteriously gone missing (though you don't know it's her, or even that she IS a her until the end), and ends up defeating Lance. Her first Pokémon was a Rattata nicknamed Ratty she caught with Red's help. Her "starter" then was Red's Pikachu, Pika, and her "starter" now is her own Pikachu, Chuchu.
- Achilles' Heel: Using her powers too much will make her tired and cause her to go to sleep immediately.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Similar to Misty, Red remains oblivious to her crush.
- Badass Adorable: Kind hearted and demure, but push her to the edge and she'll show you why she's a Dex Holder.
- Badass Pacifist: She doesn't like hurting Pokémon, preferring instead to run away or force a stalemate, both things she's VERY capable of manipulating. If you actually drive her to seriously need to fight, you have a very big problem.
- Betty and Veronica: Betty to Misty's Veronica and Red's Archie, bonus points for having blonde hair. Best seen in chapter 180, when she becomes nervous when Red starts talking to Misty on Erika's Pokégear.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Yellow is probably the most pacifistic and sweet-tempered of the Dex Holders. She dislikes battling so much that she'd rather render her enemies immobile instead of even hurting them, or just plain run away. However she knows when to get serious; threaten the Viridian Forest or try to Kill All Humans, and the gloves are off.
- Bifauxnen: She conceals her gender by wearing a huge straw hat that hides her ponytail. It's only revealed later in her arc that she is, in fact, female.
- Bokukko: As part of her bifauxnen getup, she refers to herself with the boyish Japanese pronoun "boku". She continues to use it even after her actual gender is revealed.
- Canon Foreigner: She doesn't have a game counterpart and was created for this series.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She actually appears for the first time near the end of Red and Blue (when Red catches her Rattata for her, mentioned above), five chapters before her own arc begins.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Outside of a brief reference in the Heart Gold & Soul Silver chapter, she hasn't appeared since the conclusion of the Emerald saga, which was published in 2008.
- Compressed Hair: Her hair is pretty long yet fits in her hat without a problem.
- The Dreaded: To Lance. The only reason Petrel managed to get the drop on him is because he exploited Lance's fear of her.
- Everyone Can See It: Everyone knows of her crush on Red, except, of course, Red. By the end of GSC though, he MIGHT be aware.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine with a dash of Supine.
- Foreshadowing: The first hint that she's the girl Red saved is that her first Pokemon was apparently her Rattata. It becomes even more obvious later on when, while surfing towards Cinnabar, she flashbacks to the exact lesson he taught her (IE taking care of Pokemon).
- Friend to All Living Things: Loves both people and Pokemon, and tries her best not to hurt either of them.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Healer, her specialty is HP recovery, though it's done through a psychic link rather than items. Her Pokedex also has a means of measuring Pikachu's emotional state, showing the beginnings of happiness.
- Guile Hero: You have to be good at thinking on your feet if you pit a Rattata against a Dragonite and last ten seconds, let alone actually win.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde, pacifistic, one of the nicest characters in the series, and her powers and title are based around healing
- Hammerspace: That pouch can hold her sketchbook and fishing rod without them being seen. At times it looks like she just pulls them out of her back.
- Healing Hands: Gifted with the powers of the Viridian Forest, Yellow has a special ability that allows her to completely heal wounded Pokémon. And all she has to do is touch them or be near them. Though the latter is showcased more often with Lance, who has the same powers as her but is more competent with them. Though it can be debated on whether it counts as canon, the cover on the official calendar shows her healing another human being.
- Heavy Sleeper: Overusing her powers will force her to fall into a deep sleep, no matter how inopportune the situation. Worst situation of all was when she was inside the out-of-control Team Rocket airship.
- Home Field Advantage: Yellow's already competent as a trainer on a regular day. Fight her in the Viridian Forest, and you're going to have a VERY bad day.
- I Will Wait for You: Her promise to Red, essentially. It isn't specifically romantic (Him becoming a gym leader), but she DOES love him...
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her gender reveal is treated as a huge deal in Yellow, but later chapters don't bother trying to hide it.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Yellow should be easy to beat in a battle, right? Her Pokémon are weaklings, she hates fighting...HOLY SHOOT HER POKEMON'S LEVELS JUST JUMPED UP ALL THE WAY TO THE EIGHTIES.
- Limited Wardrobe: From Yellow to Emerald she's the only one of the original 4 to not get a costume change.
- Love Triangle: Is in one with Red and Misty. She and Misty have feelings for Red, while Red is either oblivious or uncomfortable with it.
- Martial Pacifist: Violence is always the last option, but not one she'll hesitate to take if she deems that she has no other choice. During all her encounters with Lance, it's clear that she's aiming to kill, always showing genuine shock when he turns out not dead.
- Multiethnic Name: Her first name is English and her last name, Caballero, is the Spanish word for knight.
- Nice Hat: For a needed plot twist. After her arc, she wears it to hide her true gender from Red, and after revealing it in GSC she simply wears it for old times' sake.
- Chekhov's Gun: That hat was given to Yellow by Green, along with the Rainbow and Silver Wings that are worn on it.
- Not So Different: Yellow has the same powers and origins as Lance. She even acknowledges that people can hurt Pokemon. The defining difference is that Red taught her that that isn't always the case.
- Older Than They Look: Crystal, Gold and Silver, on different occasions, were shocked to learn that Yellow is a year older than them, as she's almost a foot shorter.
- Parental Abandonment: Just where are they? (but at least the fisher uncle is there...)
- Psychic Child: Can read the minds of Pokémon and has limited telekinesis. She is the youngest of the first-generation protagonists.
- Psychic Powers: Her Viridian-based powers include telekinesis, mind-reading, Healing Hands, and becoming Super Empowering.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her high ponytail is already waist-length.
- Red String of Fate: With Red. Not actually a red string, just a white String Shot from her Caterpie, but combined with Red's joking proposal, she freaks out adorably all the same.
- Happens again in Fire Red Leaf Green, when she wraps her fishing line around Red's pinkie in order to tell him about Deoxys.
- Rescue Romance: How she fell in love with/started looking up to Red. It's never hinted that Red's ever realized that she's the same little girl he rescued from that rampaging Dratini all those years ago.
- She Is All Grown Up: In FireRed and LeafGreen as compared to Red and Blue and Yellow. Though she could still pass for a boy, and she's still shorter than Silver (and probably everyone else, minus Emerald).
- Ship Tease: Sprinkled liberally with Red and even a bit with Silver in FireRed LeafGreen.
- Significant Birth Date: Her birthday is March 3, the same day as when the first round of Pokémon Adventures was serialized.
- It's also the same day as World Wildlife Day, whether or not that was intentional.
- Skilled, but Naïve: In the beginning, as while a fairly competent battler she refused to hurt her opponents. Following training with Green and faced with the reality of how bad the situation is, Yellow toughens up HARD.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: As part of the powers granted to her by the Viridian Forest, she can communicate with Pokemon telepathically.
- Super Empowering: Can use the power of the Viridian forest to make her team's levels shoot up massively.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: A colored picture suggests that her eyes glow in her namesake whenever she uses her powers.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Pretended to be a boy when she was first introduced in her own arc, under Green's instruction.
- Taken for Granite: She, the other Kanto Dex Holders, and Silver are turned into stone due to a collision between Mewtwo and Darkrai's attack at the end of FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Take Up My Sword: When Red disappeared, Yellow used his Pikachu and Pokédex. Though she gave back Pika later, since Red is using an upgraded Pokedex, Yellow is still using his original one, the oldest one in existence.
- Telepathy: Its how she can talk to Pokemon.
- Took a Level in Badass: Her first major arc chronicled her coming to terms with being a battler despite her gentle personality. When she first appeared she had no battle experience and didn't own any Pokémon. Training under Blue and facing the crisis instigated by the Kanto Elite Four made her into a powerful trainer and a force to be reckoned with.
- Weak, but Skilled: Definitely counts as this for most of the Yellow arc, due to constantly trying to not hurt Pokemon or her opponents' trickery; given the usual power level for Dex Holders, she might still be this (when not using her Super Empowering, of course).
- White Magician Girl: Yellow fits this archetype fully. She has healing powers, is kind, gentle and caring (initially, to a fault), generous and self-sacrificing, has blonde hair and is even a more innocent Love Interest than Misty.
Ratty (Rat-chan)Yellow's first Pokémon, which Red helped her catch after he saved her. His sharp teeth have proved useful in many situation.
- Non-Elemental: Hes Normal-type.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: The size of a small cat as a Rattata, and a dog as a Raticate.
Dody/Dodosk (Dodosuke)A gift from her uncle, Dody primarily serves as Yellow's mode of land transport.
- Armless Biped: Two heads and two legs. No wings of any kind, not even vestigal.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type. Also knows Whirlwind.
- Multiple Head Case: Being a Doduo and all.
- Non-Elemental: Normal is his primary type.
Gravvy/Golosk (Golosuke)A gift from Brock. Evolved into a Golem during the battle against Lance.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock is his primary type and Ground his secondary types.
- Silicon-Based Life: Being a living boulder.
- Socialization Bonus: Subverted, as it manages to evolve without trading thanks to Yellow being Super Empowering.
Omny/Omask (Omsuke)A gift from Misty. He evolved into a Omastar during the battle against Lance.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock is his secondary type.
- Making a Splash: Water is his primary type.
- Prehistoric Monster: An ammonite mixed with a starfish.
Kitty/Freesk (Pīsuke)Once a Caterpie that followed Yellow after saving its life. Kitty evolved into a Metapod then into a Butterfree during the battle against Lance.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type as a Butterfree.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He is Bug-type as a Caterpie and Metapod and it's his primary type as a Butterfree.
- Pretty Butterfly: Very much so.
- Flight: Ironically, the Butterfree species cannot learn Fly. However, the flightless Doduo/Dodrio can learn it. Kitty acts as Yellow's transportation by attaching to her back, rather than having Yellow ride on top. It gives the trainer the appearance of having butterfly wings herself.
ChuchuA Pikachu that Yellow captured sometime after the battle with Lance.
- Blush Sticker: Watch out of those.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Pika.
- Not Quite Flight: She uses Balloonacy to Fly.
- Official Couple: With Pika.
- Retcon: From GSC arc up to Emerald Arc, her tail was in the same shape as male Pikachu, since gender differences weren't introduced yet. Now in the recent official calendar,◊ it is shown as heart shaped.
- Shock and Awe: She's Electric-type.
- Shout-Out: To Flying Pikachu, a Pikachu that could fly.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Eyelashes and a flower on her head.
Johto Dex Holders
He's the first hero of the Gold, Silver, and Crystal arc. Gold comes from a well-to-do family, can be quite a flirt and thinks of Pokémon as his family as he grew up with a lot of them. His journey begins when he sees Silver steal a Pokémon from Elm's lab and decides to catch him himself. Gold's first Pokémon was an Aipom (nicknamed Aibo in Viz's translation and Ataro in Chuang Yi's translation) and his 'starter' was a Cyndaquil (nicknamed Exbo and Explotaro in Viz and Chuang Yi's releases respectively).
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Eventually resorts to going to the ground and begging to get Oak to give him a Pokédex.
- Anti-Hero: A Disney Anti-Hero. He's a bit temperamental, tends to do things for fun, and usually causes trouble (intentionally or otherwise) wherever he goes; but is a nice guy way, way underneath.
- Berserk Button: Do not hurt Pokémon or treat them as mere tools in front of Gold.
- Casanova Wannabe: Regularly hits on a pretty girls. And Bugsy.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He's a total flirt and once patted Green's butt, but he does care about many of the women he hits on as people (though due to his Jerk with a Heart of Gold tendencies, he might not show it as much).
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the maverick. It isn't a majorly stressed thing, and mostly played for laughs, but multiple characters (Oak, Crystal, Whitney) have voiced on different occasions how infuriating and/or unreliable Gold is for doing more-or-less whatever he feels like. Best exemplified in HGSS, where Oak admits that Gold was his last pick among the Johto trio (Silver was incommunicado, Crystal was busy elsewhere).
- Determinator: Losing battles and almost his own life practically five times to the Masked Man? He keeps trying stop him anyway.
- Dressing as the Enemy: He disguises himself as Guile Hideout once.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Even after saving Johto, people see Gold more of a troublemaker than a hero and none of the Hoenn Dex Holders (sans Emerald) show him any respect. In HGSS arc, the Radio Director even blames him for Arceus' destruction.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Breeder, his specialty is hatching eggs. His baby Pokemon take on some of his traits as well. In the HGSS arc he's also the master of the Pokeathlon.
- Handsome Lech: He flirts with almost every woman he sees in Gold, Silver, and Crystal (and in one instance, he flirted with Bugsy). He seemed to have stopped doing so in the Emerald chapter....but then gets right back to it in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
- Hero Worship: Wants to be just like Red, and trains with him on Mt. Silver for that purpose.
- Hot-Blooded: There were even flames in the background when he showed intense desire to beat up the Masked Man.
- Indy Ploy: His are so blatant that mental objections fill the panel when he acts like he planned it all along.
- Improbable Weapon User: He is very good with a Pool Cue.
- Required Secondary Powers: For whatever reason, that cue is strong enough to shatter ice and keep Lugia, a legendary Pokemon, from closing his mouth to use his breath attacks.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Uses this a few times, first when fighting the Masked Man in Ilex Forest.
- It Amused Me: Outright said that this was his main motivation for his journeys: he doesn't do things for justice, he just wants to have fun. With that said, later events and his reactions to them call the truthfulness of this statement into question.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Aside from the pun, he's Not So Different from his rival in this respect, but he usually means well and just wants to show off, and he has a deep love for Pokémon. That being said, he has semi-regular moments where he displays that he can be a major and unrepentant ass (the time where he nearly immolated Crystal which he had the audacity to laugh about, for one). In-universe, it is highlighted in HGSS that some people do regard him as little more than an unreliable trouble maker (Oak assigns him to the Pokeathlon only because Silver and Crystal weren't available, Mary outright says that about him).
- The Leader: Headstrong type of the Johto Dex holders. Sometimes.
- Like Father, Like Son: Any Pokemon hatched with Gold has the tendency to be just like him. This may range from appearance (like Pibu) or, far more unfortunately, his habits (Like Togetaro).
- The Nicknamer: 'Miss Prissy' to Crystal and 'Prissy Boy' to Ruby to name some.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: Getting a piece of his hair snipped off by the monks' Bellsprout in Sprout Tower seemed to really set him off.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Goes on to give the police an inaccurate description of Silver just so no one else can be the one to catch him.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Can actually be quite clever, forming plans in times of need while playing dumb.
- Phrase Catcher: Whenever he brags about something, others will call him "Liar" behind his back.
- Recurring Element: He has a few parallels to Red. For instance they both had Poliwhirl's but took different branched evolutions. They also had to win over the trust of the Pokemon Prof. to get their starter (a four legged Pokemon with it's special ability sprouting from its back). He also gets Sudowoodo on his team, a Pokemon known for blocking roadways like Red's Snorlax.
- Static Character: He has some small growth, but compared to the other Dex Holders, he's the only one who doesn't change significantly.
- Stock Shōnen Hero: To an extent - he's got many of the qualities, but he is portrayed in a much more negative light than usual for this trope.
- Tsurime Eyes: Another case of them.
- Uncle Pennybags: Not as rich as Platinum Berlitz, but he is portrayed to have enough money to count as a literal rich idiot.
- Wild Hair: Whenever he takes his hat off, especially in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Aibo/Ataro (Ētarou)One of the Pokémon that lived in Gold's home. He was originally the first and only Gold took on his journey until Gold realized he lost (and later retrieved) Polibo. Started out as an Aipom and later evolved when it learned Double Hit.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Especially ones with hands for tails.
- Non-Elemental: Hes Normal-type.
- Prehensile Tail: Gains two upon evolving.
- Punny Name: Though entirely an English-version nickname, Aibo is Japanese for "Partner".
Exbo/Explotaro (Bakutarou)A Typhlosion that Gold obtained as a Cyndaquil when it asked to join his team to rescue his Totodile friend that was stolen by Silver.
Polibo/Poltaro (Nyotarou)A Politoed that was one of the Pokémon that lived in Gold's house since it was a Poliwag. After an incident involving Team Rocket, it was lost at sea but was later found and became a major part of his team. Gold initially intended for him to evolve into a Poliwrath like Red's but Polibo evolved into a Politoed after it was temporarily traded to Silver for his Seadra.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: The King's Rock is what caused Polibo to evolve once it was traded to Silver.
- Bash Brothers: With Red's Poliwrath in Emerald.
- Making a Splash: Hes Water-type.
Sunbo/Sintaro (Kimatarou)A Sunflora that Gold caught as a Sunkern. She evolved into a Sunflora during the battle against the Masked Man.
- Eyes Always Shut: After evolution.
- Green Thumb: Shes Grass-type.
- Petal Power: Her head is a flower after evolving.
- The Smurfette Principle: Only female member on Gold's team.
- Sunny Sunflower Disposition: After evolution.
Sudobo/Utaro (Ūtarou)A Sudowoodo that Gold saved from a Rhydon during a bike race he had with Whitney. After helping it, Gold accepted it onto his team.
- Cowardly Lion: Is initially in hiding from a Rhydon in the area. When Gold convinces him to stand up to the Rhydon, however, he clobbers it.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He's Rock-type.
- When Trees Attack: Well, tree mimic.
Togebo/Togetaro (Togetarou)A Togepi that Gold hatched from an egg. Due to a problem with connecting to Togebo, Gold went a while unable to evolve him. During the battle against Arceus, Gold managed to connect with Togebo, and he evolved into Togetic and Togekiss to stop the rampaging Pokémon.
- Blow You Away: His secondary type as a Togetic and Togekiss.
- Eggshell Clothing: As a Togepi.
- Flight: Once he evolves.
- Foreshadowing: Is it any wonder that "The Breeder" would have an egg Pokemon?
- Like Father, Like Son: Gold's ability to make his hatched Pokémon like him turned a Pokémon that is known for bringing happiness into a gambling delinquent.
- Non-Elemental: He is Normal-type as a Togepi and it's his primary type as a Togetic and Togekiss. note
- Out of Focus: Didn't get much focus in the GSC chapter after Gold caught Mantine and sent him to the PC. It's eventually deconstructed; Gold tends to leave Togebo out of battles because he doesn't think it's as strong as his other Pokemon, and this is why Togebo can't evolve. It's eventually remedied in the HG/SS chapter, where Togebo finally gets to evolve. (Twice, even!)
- Took a Level in Badass: As a Togepi, he was badass, but won most of his battles through pure luck or sneak attacks. Upon evolving twice, he became strong enough to face against Arceus and calm it down with a single attack. Although he didn't actually hurt it.
Tibo/Mantaro (Mantarou) and RemoraidA Mantine that Gold encountered after being sent flying into the sea. He quickly befriended the Pokémon and uses it in conjunction with Crystal's recently-captured Remoraid to enable it to fly.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type.
- Flight: Achieves this with the Remoraid. Normally, the Mantine species cannot fly.
- Jetpack: His method of flight transportation for Gold.
- Making a Splash: Water is his primary type.
- Put on a Bus: Doesn't appear in the HGSS chapter at all.
Pibu (Pich)A Pichu that hatched from an egg that was produced by Red's Pika and Yellow's Chuchu. Has wild hair like his Trainer.
- Badass Adorable: Pibu was the one that defeated Pryce using a Super Rising Thunder, what would eventually become the ultimate electric move, Volt Tackle. It did this MERE MINUTES AFTER IT WAS BORN.
- Kid Hero: Up to Eleven as a BABY HERO, as the first thing it did after being born was beating the Big Bad of the third arc.
- Out of Focus: Not on Gold's main team in HGSS, but appears near the end assisting Celebi and the Spiky-Eared Pichu.
- Punny Name/Lost in Translation: Like Bull, Pibu is a nicknamed Pokémon who's name was not caught by any translators. When written in Japanese, Pich's name is only one character short from the Pichu's species name and would probably be considered a spelling error if not for Netkun.
- Shock and Awe: Hes Electric-type.
- Wild Hair: Has his trainer's spiky hair.
The second hero and The Lancer of Gold, Silver, and Crystal. He's an Anti-Hero and works in ways that aren't always very favorable. Has a secret, dark past, but is usually just a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. His first Pokémon is a Sneasel and his starter is a Totodile which he stole from the lab.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Silver's a Jerkass with no heroic actions in the games who only learns to trust and care for his Pokémon after being defeated and called out by Lance, but here, he's driven for vengeance for Green and himself and is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold from the start.
- Anti-Hero: He starts as an Unscrupulous Anti-Hero at first. While he does the things he does for an ultimately good cause (bringing Mask of Ice down), he's not above stealing or kidnapping Pokémon to accomplish his goals. However, he develops into a Disney Anti-Hero over time.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's fairly confident in his skills and backs it up well.
- Berserk Button: You shouldn't don't do anything perverted to Green in front of him, as shown when Gold patted her butt.
- Child Prodigy: He's able to teach Feraligatr Hydro Cannon from consciously watching the Hoenn dex holders practising their moves, a feat that none of the other dex holders, including his seniors, were able to accomplish. Apparently he got this from his father.
- The Comically Serious: He comes across as a serious character in his early appearances...but then he saw his wanted poster. This is taken to hilarious levels when we find out at the end of the HGSS arc that Silver is a fan of Proteam Omega, and seems fixated on staying at Gold's house just to catch its first airing on television. The only other main character who is known to be a fan of the show is Diamond.
- Cry Cute: At the end of the GSC arc when he believed that Gold couldn't come back from his final battle with the Masked Man, as well as the FRLG when Blue convinces him to look past his father's villainy and recognize how much Giovanni cared about him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The poor dear was kidnapped at two years old, which is how he met Green.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Silver has been shown secretly working with Green during Yellow, but wasn't introduced until Gold, Silver, and Crystal
- Evil Red Head: Not really, just more of a jerk.
- Flung Clothing: When he ditched the Team Rocket wardrobe Sird put on him.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Exchanger, his specialty is trading. As a bit of a lost in translation pun with his counterpart Green, (Exchanger and Evolver have similar pronouciations in Japanese) he also specializes in trade induced evolution as he's performed with Green, Blue, and Gold.
- Heroic BSoD: Sird's revelation that his father is Giovanni hits him so hard that he looked ready to faint without the assistance of her Banette. After waking up, he felt dejected that his dreams of having a happy family would never work out with the leader of Team Rocket.
- Hidden Depths: See The Comically Serious.
- Instant Expert: Learned Feraligtr's special move in less than a minute!Gold (thinking in shock): It took me two months to learn that move!
- It's Personal: With the Mask of Ice in the GSC arc, and with Team Rocket's revival in FRLG and HGSS. The Johto stories more to do with his backstory than any other Dex Holder.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He starts out as one, in contrast to his game counterpart, who was a Jerkass who developed into this.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Green. Comes with being friends while being abducted by a masked man. Even comes with My Sister Is Off-Limits! towards Gold.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: It turns out later that he's the son of Team Rocket boss Giovanni.
- Morality Chain: Subverted with his father Giovanni. In HGSS, Gold wonders if Giovanni became evil when Silver was kidnapped. But Giovanni was quick to refute this, stating that he had always been a villain with ambitions to conquer the world. That being said...
- Morality Pet: Giovanni still loves his son dearly who brings out some of his nobler qualities.
- Not So Stoic: He starts off barely showing much emotion beyond mild curiosity, but has a full-on Slasher Smile when he confronts Team Rocket at Slowpoke Well. He gradually begins softening out as the storyline progresses.
- Prophet Eyes: He gains these when he is temporarily blinded by Petrel. Crys later heals him.
- Put on a Bus: Green tried to enforce this in the GS arc.
- The Stoic: At first he doesn't emote too much, but grows out of it.
- Taken for Granite: At the end of FireRed and LeafGreen due to the collision of Mewtwo's and Darkrai's attacks.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Silver had been searching for him family since he was a child, honestly hoping that he'd have a loving family filled with Pokémon, like Gold... only to find his father is Giovanni.
WeavileA Weavile that Silver has owned since it was a Sneasel.
- An Ice Person: Ice is his secondary type.
- Combat Pragmatist: Dark is his primary type.
- Cute Little Fangs: And thus it's less likely to be using biting moves.
- Wicked Weasel: Downplayed; it's a dark weasel and Silver was initially morally ambiguous, but they're both heroes now.
- Wolverine Claws: Uses these to leave messages for others of the species to find.
FeraligatrA Pokémon that Silver stole from Professor Elm when he was a Totodile.
- An Ice Person: Knows Ice Punch.
- Badass Adorable: As Tododile. After only a few days with Gold, it already had an impressive reserve of powerful moves.
- I Choose to Stay: He was stolen by Silver, but when Gold tries to take him back at Bellsprout Tower, Tododile bites him, already preferring to stay with Silver.
- Making a Splash: He's Water-type
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: Or an alligator, depending on the evolution.
HonchkrowSilver's mode of flight transportation. Was first seen as a Murkrow.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type.
- Combat Pragmatist: Dark is his primary type.
- Flight: Silver's primary flier.
- Nice Hat / Pimp Duds: As a Honchkrow.
KingdraA Kingdra that was once traded to Green for her Bull but later traded back offscreen. She evolved into a Seadra offscreen and evolved into Kingdra when she was temporarily traded to Gold for his Polibo.
- Making a Splash: She's Water-type as a Horsea and Seadra and it's her primary type as a Kingdra.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Dragon is her secondary type as a Kingdra.
- The Smurfette Principle: Only female member on Silver's team.
GyaradosThe Red Gyarados of the Lake of Rage. Silver captured him to stop the Pokémon there from rampaging because of Team Rocket's trouble causing.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type.
- Making a Splash: Water is his primary type
- Playing with Fire: Knows Fire Blast.
UrsaringA Pokémon Silver caught near Azalea Town. In FRLG, he tasks it with caring for Giovanni; who keeps it until they reunite in HGSS. In the meantime, Silver borrows Rhyperior from Blue.
- The Ace: In regards to Pokémon catching. It says volumes of her skill that she legitimately managed to Catch 'Em All, or at least every non-Legendary in Kanto, Johto, & Hoenn by Emerald.
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Her outfit in HeartGold and SoulSilver; forced on to her by her mother.
- And Now for Someone Completely Different: The camera focuses on her after Gold and Silver are defeated by the Mask of Ice. She goes on almost a two volume long solo adventure as The Hero of her own story before teaming up with the others.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her mother is a loving, encouraging and competent, but she's flamboyant, hammy and painfully childish. She's also a Coordinator like Ruby and Wallace, which makes a painful amount of sense.
- Brainy Brunette: If you count her Emerald artwork, where her hair is a dark brown.
- Catchphrase: "Capture complete!" in the Viz translation, "Capture done." in the Chuang Yi translation.
- The Coats Are Off: She does this quite a few times before HeartGold and SoulSilver, most notably when rescuing Bill's boat from a wild Flaafy and Dunsparce and while re-training herself at Mt. Mortar.
- Composite Character: She wears Lyra's outfit from Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver. How ironic.
- Cool Big Sis: To Emerald, the orphans, Ruby and Sapphire.
- Extremity Extremist: She uses her Pokéballs by kicking them at her targets, a habit she developed after injuring her arms while training her capturing skills.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Catcher, her specialty is capturing wild Pokemon. She has a unique way of using Poké Balls (kicking instead of throwing) and also becomes Oak's assistant like the player character in the game is supposed to be since she has the completed Dex.
- Girlish Pigtails: Hers slant upwards. Unlike her eccentric mother, however, she's nowhere near childish.
- Gotta Catch Them All: Her original goal in Crystal before the plot with the Masked Man came back into focus, and she succeeds by Emerald. Sort of.... Heck, her specialty title is "Capturer".
- Heroic BSoD: When she fails to catch Suicune and understand it in Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Her mother has to slap her and she has to start training from scratch when she finally reboots.
- Kick Chick: She kicks her Poké Balls instead of throwing them, since she had broken her arms when training and had to improvise. Though she fully recovered from her injuries since then, she maintains the habit of kicking Poké Balls.
- Like Mother Unlike Daughter: Is a serious young girl compared to her girlish mother as noted above, although they share the mood swing tendencies.
- Modesty Shorts: Keeps her traveling biker shorts on under her scientist skirt.
- Mood-Swinger: Usually a nice, cheerful person, but whenever catching is involved, she turns super serious and focused.
- Only Sane Woman: Between her, Gold, and Silver, she's the most responsible.
- Ship Tease: With Silver, Emerald and Gold.
- Tsundere: Downplayed. While she does tend to flip-flop between an easy-going demeanor and anger in Gold's case, these instances are generally caused by legitimate grievances over selfish (and occasionally dangerous things) he does (as in their trip to the Pokémon League, where he unapologetically almost caused her serious burns).
- Then played straight in the HG/SS arc as she kicked Gold everytime he tried to say something about her new clothes, without letting him finish the sentence.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She is the only Dex Holder to have an unnatural hair color (blue), bar maybe Platinum Berlitz (who borders between black or dark blue).
Chumee (Mupyon)Crystal's first Pokémon. A Smoochum that helps her catch Pokémon by stunning them with Mean Look, preventing them from escaping. Wears a star necklace around her neck that is shared with Megaree.
Megaree/Mega (Megapyon)A Meganium that wanted to join Crystal's team after hearing about the exploits that Gold's Exbo and Silver's Feraligatr had with their Trainers. At first, Crystal didn't want him because she had a full team but decided to take him after seeing him show his determination. Wears a star necklace around his neck.
- All Animals Are Dogs: Is seen wagging his tiny tail in happiness as a Chikorita
- Badass Adorable: As a Chikorita, he was perfectly willing to follow Crystal across the wilds of Johto. Just before he evolved into Bayleef, he headbutted a Larvitar that had previously fought Archy and grievously wounded him. It's this quality that convinces Crystal to accept him as a member of her team.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Based on a sauropod.
- Green Thumb: He's Grass-type.
- The Call Put Me on Hold: Wanted to go on adventures like Elm's Cyndaquil and Totodile, but was left behind. When Crystal declined to take him in initially, he kicked Elm in the face and ran after her. Even when he found her, Crystal was still unwilling to take him in at first.
Bonee (Karapyon)A Cubone that Crystal met after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. He uses moves that prevent the opponent from fainting to make capture easier. Has star cracks on his helmet.
- Bad with the Bone: His primary weapon.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He's Ground-type.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Wears a Marowak's skull.
- Stock Femur Bone: The type of bone he carries.
Monlee/Hitmonee (Ebipyon)A Hitmonchan that Crystal met after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. He uses his speed to quickly hit opponents. He has star stickers on his boxing gloves.
Natee/Xatee (Naipyon)A Xatu that Crystal met as a Natu after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. She users her psychic powers to help lift Crystal into the air. She wears a star sticker on her left eye.
- Blow You Away: She's a Flying-type, and she can learn Gust, which is a small tornado.
- Flight: As a Flying-type, this is a given, as she stays off the ground and moves through the air.
- Psychic Powers: She's a Psychic-type, and she can move things with its mind.
Parasee (Parapyon)A Parasect that Crystal met after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. She uses special spores made inside her body to inflict status inflictions on Pokémon, making them easier to capture. She has star patterns on her mushroom body.
- Blank White Eyes: Although the fact that the mushroom has taken over a Parasect's body is never brought up.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: She's part Bug-type, and it's comes to about Crystal's knees.
- Combat Medic: Can cure status effects and mix medicine using its spores.
- Green Thumb: She's part Grass-type, which is know for growing plant life.
Archy/Arckee (Winpyon)An Arcanine that Crystal met when she was a child. Having been blinded in his right eye by a wild Larvitar, he went on a rampage and knocked Crystal off a cliff until she healed him later. Wears a star collar on his neck.
- Canis Major: A big, fiery dog.
- Precious Puppies: Downplayed as Crys only ever knew him as an Arcanine.
- Heroic Dog: Very much so.
- Peek-a-Bangs: To cover his blinded eye.
- Playing with Fire: Fire-type, and it can breathe fire.
Mymee (Baripyon)A Mr. Mime that Crystal brought to help out in the battle against Guile Hideout.
Hoenn Dex Holders
The male protagonist of the RS Arc. Despite being the son of Gym Leader Norman, Ruby is deeply fixated on Pokémon contests and the beauty and appearance of his team. Naturally, this has put him at odds with his father. First Pokémon(s) are a Skitty named Kiki, a Poochyena named Nana, and a Ralts named Rara. His starter is a Mudkip named Mumu.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Ruby is able to guess what nature a Pokemon has. This comes into play when he lured one of Blaise's Slugma's (Who had a Calm nature) by using a green Pokeblock into the submarine.
- Bare Your Midriff: In his contest outfit he does this.
- Bishie Sparkle: Whenever he says something related to beautifying or contests, sparkles show up.
- The Bet: Both he and Sapphire made a bet to accomplish their goals within 80 days. It ends in a tie.
- Camp Straight: Flamboyant and has very girly habits, but definitely in love with Sapphire whether he says so or not. Completely averted with his original personality.
- Catchphrase: "Beautiful!!"
- The Chosen One: To Rayquaza and the prophecy of destroying the Delta Meteor along with Sapphire.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back: He initially decided not to help save Hoenn from Groudon and Kyogre's wrath, but he goes back and helps her a short while later
- Covert Pervert: Notable example includes him taking an unconscious Sapphire's measurements. Justified; it's for modifying a change of his clothes for her.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He does whatever he can to avoid direct Pokémon confrontation. Push him into it or remove him from the public eye, however, and you'll learn quick that five years isn't enough to dull his blade.
- Deadpan Snarker: A mild one, but especially towards Sapphire in the RS chapter.
- Death Glare: He gets it from his dad.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: "I'm running away from my home because my father can't accept my dream to be a Pokémon Coordinator!"
- The Dandy: Very much so; he's rather fashion obsessed.
- The Fashionista: A male version since he's more into Pokémon contests than gym battles.
- The Fighting Narcissist: More so for his Pokémon than himself, but he covers up his scar and dislikes using his glasses.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: He and Sapphire for each other.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Charmer, he's the master of Contests.
- Good Is Not Nice: For one example, after escaping from Courtney's clutches following their first confrontation, he casually cuts the wire holding her and sends her plummeting into a flaming inferno. She survives, but geez!
- Idiot Hair: There's one under his hat.
- Implausible Deniability: The defining characteristic of his later relationship with Sapphire. At the end of the RS arc, HE MADE A DAMN LOVE CONFESSION, but when questioned on it, says he doesn't remember anything. Whether he's just being as elusive as always or due to Time Travel shenanigans he genuinely forgot, is up to you.
- Instant Expert: He mastered Mega Evolution way before Sapphire and Emerald. First with Latios, and then with Mumu who he hasn't even trained to perform Mega Evolution.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Fashionable: He even made a new outfit to barbarian Sapphire out of his own spare clothes to achive this.
- It Was with You All Along: His search for the ultimate Contest Pokémon. A Milotic, which Feefee eventually evolves into.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rather impetuous and vain, but his heart's in the right place.
- Limited Wardrobe: Special mention for actually having a closet full of identical outfits, including multiples of his hat. Seen here.
- Jerkass Ball: Had two What the Hell, Hero? moments in a row prior to the climax of the Ruby & Sapphire arc; He first refuses to aid Sapphire in saving Hoenn from destruction because "It wasn't his problem" and then takes out his anger on his Feebas for losing a contest. It wasn't until after his Feebas abandoned him for his actions that he realizes the error of his ways.
- Kamehame Hadoken: When summoning Celebi. No matter how much of an Asspull it may be, it. Was. AWESOME.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Camp Straight to Sapphire's Tomboy. The fact that he's named after the pink or red colored Ruby, while Sapphire is named after the blue colored Sapphire accentuates this.
- MayDecember Romance: Courtney certainly seemed interested...
- My God, What Have I Done?: Does this after realizing the consequences of yelling at his Feebas, Feefee.
- Once again ORAS realizing how much damage keeping Sapphire out of the loop had caused.
- Nice Hat: It also hides the scars he got from the Salamence listed below. The scars are his identifying mark without the hat in play.
- Non-Action Guy: What he becomes due to believing It's All His Fault. While he managed to repel a Salamence that attacked him and Sapphire five years prior to the bet, he dropped competitive battling after he mistakenly believes he tainted her "crystal-clear heart". This is also why he just accepted all the scoldings Sapphire gave him.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: At first, he refuses to help Sapphire save the Hoenn region from certain catastrophe.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: More like Obfuscating Incompetence. See It's All My Fault.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the absence of an audience to view his battling prowess.
- The Run Away: His father practically hunts him down for doing so.
- Scars Are Forever: He was badly injured by a Salamence when he was younger, and the scars remained even after those years.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend : To Sapphire. He openly denies his feelings for her when the chips are not down.
- Significant Name:
- He's named after the Pink-colored Ruby, which fits quite well with his status as the pink boy to Sapphire's blue girl.
- His birthday is at 2nd of July, in which his birthstone is ruby.
- Stoic Spectacles: Ruby actually has bad eyesight. When he's sewing, they may count as Nerd Glasses, but he also wears them when he's figuring out battle strategies. He actually looks pretty intelligent in them.
- Strong Family Resemblance: When he takes off his hat, he really looks like mini-Norman.
- Super Speed: his Running Shoes allow him to keep up with cars. Much better than their game counterpart, which amounted to researching running.
- Theme Naming: His Pokémon's names all consist of part of their species' name (a single kana in Japanese) repeated twice: Nana the Poochyena, Kiki the Skitty, and so on.
- Took a Level in Badass: While he was already a badass to begin with, ORAS has Ruby getting down and dirty on the likes of Zinnia and the Draconid People, and mastering the art of Mega Evolution on Latios without formal training.
- Tsurime Eyes: Continues the trend of one per generation. His eyes become particularly sharp when he fights seriously away from public eye.
- Uptight Loves Wild: With Sapphire as Ms Wild and Ruby himself as the Uptight. Inverted from their time as kids.
- We Can Rule Together: Offered by Courtney in the R/S Saga, when she asked him if he wanted to join Team Magma.
- What the Hell, Hero?
- He demonstrates Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass on instinct before Sapphire, and yet he still refuses to help save Hoenn from the maniacs in Teams Magma and Aqua. Sapphire was not pleased at all. Wallace has to spell it out for Ruby before he does this.
- In the ORAS Chapter his decision to not tell Sapphire about the meteor or what the training was for backfires on everyone horribly, resulting in Sapphire becoming temporary mute from the shock.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: An arguable Rare Male Example. That being said, Hoenn also has Wallace and Steven.
- Will They or Won't They?: Played strangely. After his love confession at the end of RSE, Ruby continues to play it cool and not give any hint of his feelings. Even five years later, where Sapphire is obviously still in love with him, he stays aloof.
- With My Hands Tied: His fight with Mack in the submarine, as he's backed into a corner and his arms are tied to his sides. He manages to escape unharmed, though.
NanaOne of Ruby's starter Pokémon. A Mightyena that is used in Cool rank contests.
- Combat Pragmatist: Dark-typing.
- Dark Is Not Evil: See above.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Kiki's Girly Girl.
Kiki (Coco)One of Ruby's starter Pokémon. A Delcatty that is used in Cute rank contests.
- Cute Kitten: Hence being used in Cute rank contests!
- Eyes Always Shut: As a Skitty.
- Lunacy: Evolved into a Delcatty with a Moon Stone.
- Non-Elemental: Normal-type.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Nana's Tomboy.
Rara (Ruru)One of Ruby's starter Pokémon. A Kirlia that is used in Smart rank contests. Due to being stuck with Wally for most of Ruby's adventure, she was unable to participate in contests and Fofo was used in her place. She evolves into a Gardevoir in the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc.
- Our Fairies Are Different: As of the ORAS chapter she gains Fairy as a secondary type.
- Psychic Powers: She is Psychic-type.
- Super Mode: Is capable of Mega Evolution.
- Synchronization: Her ability is Synchronize.
Mumu (Zuzu)A Pokémon that Ruby got from Professor Birch. A Swampert that is used in Tough rank contests.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground is his secondary type as a Marshtomp and Swampert.
- The Ditz: As a Mudkip.
- Making a Splash: Is Water-type as a Mudkip and it's his primary type as a Marshtomp and Swampert.
- The One Guy: The one male on Ruby's team.
- Super Mode: Is capable of Mega Evolution.
Fofo (Popo)A Castform that used to belong to Mr. Stone until he was put into a coma because of Team Aqua. She is used in Smart Rank contests due to Rara being with Wally.
- An Ice Person: Becomes Ice-type when using Hail.
- Bubbly Clouds: In its forms.
- Making a Splash: Becomes Water-type when using Rain Dance.
- Non-Elemental: Is Normal-type in its normal form.
- Playing with Fire: Becomes Fire-type when using Sunny Day.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can control the weather to change her form and type.
- Weather Manipulation: Can control the weather to a limited degree.
Feefee (Mimi)A Milotic that Ruby caught as a Feebas, much to his chagrin. After some Character Development, he found out that even though she is ugly on the outside, she is beautiful on the inside, causing her to evolve into a Milotic, a Pokémon he had been searching for. She is used in Beauty rank contests.
- An Ice Person: Knows Blizzard
- Making a Splash: She's Water-type.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: Or rather most beautiful Pokemon after evolving into a Milotic.
PlusleA Pokémon that Ruby encountered on the Abandoned Ship. He joined his team while on Mirage Island.
Sapphire Birch (Sapphire Odamaki)
The female protagonist for the RS arc. The yang to Ruby's yin, she assists Prof. Birch in his studies and is more than ready for anything nature can throw at her. After an argument with Ruby, she sets off both their journeys with a bet - she'll see Pokémon contests in a new light if he can get all the ribbons in 80 days, while she seeks to get all the local badges in that time limit. First Pokémon is an Aron named Rono while starter is a Torchic named Chic.
- Adaptational Badass: The most aggressive version of the character, especially moreso than May is as a NPC or from the anime.
- Badass Adorable: She deserves special mention—she actually FIGHTS Pokémon unaided!
- Badass Normal: One of a small list of humans who fight Pokémon unaided. She does have her own, but she's hardly helpless without them.
- Bare Your Midriff: Only when she's in her jungle outfit, which is comprised of little more than a grass skirt and leaf bra. In ORAS however her normal outfit and contest outfit also does this.
- The Bet: Both she and Ruby made a bet to accomplish their goals within 80 days. It ends in a tie.
- Book Dumb: Subverted. Once she got the tough-sounding words out of the way, she went down as the first to score perfect marks in Roxanne's written exam gym challenge.
- That being said, she still has problems writing, as seen when she loses her voice in ORAS, her penmanship is atrocious.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Breaking a (weakened) fountain and sprinting while carrying two full-grown men and a woman near the start of the arc should give you an idea what she's capable of.
- She's strong enough to carry boulders bigger than she is for the sole purpose of smashing Emerald's face in for teasing her.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: As shown by the above quote. She always goes out of her way to help any person or Pokemon in need, and chews out Ruby big time for refusing to do the same.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: During the ORAS arc when Ruby is suspiciously hiding that hes spending time with Lisia. Turns out that they were making contest clothes for himself and Sapphire that he wanted to keep a suprise.
- Cute Bruiser: Extremely cute, and an excellent battler.
- Cute Little Fangs: To emphasize how much of a Wild Child she is, she is typically drawn to have a couple of small fangs.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Again, only when she's in her jungle outfit.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: To Ruby.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Conqueror, she's the master of Gym Battles.
- Garden Garment: The outfit she wore as a Wild Child included nothing but a grass skirt and a leaf bra.
- Hero Worship: Wants to be just like Red.
- Hero-Worshipper: Red's achievements were actually the motivation for her journey in the first place.
- Heroic BSoD: The revelation that Ruby knew about the meteor hurtling toward the planet and kept her in the dark shocks her so badly that she loses her voice for much of the ORAS arc.
- Hot-Blooded: Not as much as Pearl, Gold, or Black though (She may have started out on par with them, but she mellows out by the end).
- The Ingenue: Was this when she was younger. It's also part of what crushed the younger Ruby so much when he thought he'd scared her.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She has absolutely no qualms in going around in a leaf bikini or taking her clothes off in front of strangers.
- In-Series Nickname: "Wild Girl", courtesy of Gold.
- Jungle Princess: She becomes this due to believing It's All Her Fault that Ruby got hurt. That same Salamence in Ruby's tragic backstory cut him up before he chased it off. She blamed herself for her own weakness and inability to fight, and went native as part of her assistance in Prof. Birch's research to rectify that. Along the way, she engaged in some badass grinding, and only went from there after her wager with Ruby.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The tomboy to Ruby's Camp Straight. The fact that she's named after the blue colored Sapphire, while Ruby is named after the pink or red colored Ruby accentuates this.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Hilariously with Ruby. Played straight in the beginning, but in the Emerald arc, she's ready to beat the shit out of him whenever he claims to have forgotten what exactly happened during the RS climax, including their love confessions to each other.
- Significant Name:
- She's named after the Blue-colored Sapphire, which fits quite well with her status as the blue girl to Ruby's pink boy.
- Her birthday is at 20th of September, in which her birthstone is sapphire.
- Skirt over Slacks: When she's actually wearing clothes, anyway.
- The Speechless: Rendered this temporary during ORAS after finding out that Ruby was keeping her out of the entire Delta Meteor incident loop.
- Tomboy: Her goal is to beat all of the gym leaders in Hoenn, and she scoffs at the idea of participating in contests.
- Tomboyness Upgrade: An aggressive, super-strong Wild Child, she is initially one of the most tomboyish female leads. Her arc eventually reveals that she started out a cheerful, feminine dress-wearing little girl before a traumatic incident. Once she and Ruby patch things up, elements of her old personality start resurfacing in the present, making her more of a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Post-Character Development, remnants of her old personality are starting to surface back up, such as her admitting that the way Ruby grooms his Pokemon is beautiful and her being a romantic.
- Uptight Loves Wild: With Ruby as the Uptight and her as the Wild.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The tragic backstory left her bitter and perpetually angry youth, especially towards Ruby, who accidentally caused it in the first place.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: While normally fearless, a recount of her fight with Frontier Brain Tucker during the Emerald saga suggests she still has trouble dealing with Salamence, most likely due to her encounter with one.
- Wild Child: Gold even nicknames her "Wild Girl". Sounds accurate, given her aggression and willingness to wear grass and leaves.
Rono (Dorara)An Aggron that Sapphire got as her first Pokémon.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock is his secondary type.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Steel is his primary type.
- Metal Muncher: The Aron line naturally eat iron.
Chic/Toro (Chamo)A Blaziken that Sapphire got from her dad as a Torchic.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting is her secondary type as a Combusken and Blaziken.
- Kick Chick: Knows Double Kick and Blaze Kick.
- Playing with Fire: She is Fire-type as a Torchic and it's her primary type as a Combusken and Blaziken.
- The Smurfette Principle: The one female on Sapphire's team.
- Super Mode: Is capable of Mega Evolution.
Lorry/Walo (Eruru)A Wailord that Sapphire borrowed from her father. Serves primarily as her mode of water transportation and is never used in battle.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Helped revive Regirock, Regice, and Registeel.
- Making a Splash: He is Water-type.
- Utility Party Member: Is used for transportation as opposed to battle.
Troppy/Pilo (Tororo)A Tropius that Sapphire borrowed from her father. Mostly serves as her mode of air transportation and is rarely used in battle.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type.
- Flight: Sapphire's flier.
- Green Thumb: Grass is his primary type.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Based on a sauropod.
- Utliltiy Party Member: Is used by Sapphire for air transport.
Phado/Dono (Fadodo)A Donphan that Sapphire met a Mauville City. After helping her stop a rampaging robot, he joined Sapphire's team.
Relly (Jirara)A Relicanth that Sapphire caught during the Groudon and Kyogre debacle.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Helped revive Regirock, Regice, and Registeel.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock is his secondary type.
- Making a Splash: Water is his primary type.
MinunA Pokémon that Sapphire encountered on the Abandoned Ship. She joined her team while on Mirage Island.
- Shock and Awe: She's Electric-type.
- Wonder Twin Powers: With Plusle.
- Put on a Bus: Revealed to have left Sapphire's team with Ruby's Plusle in the ORAS chapter.
Kirly (Kiruru)A Kirlia Sapphire caught in between the Emerald and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arcs. She wanted him to evolve into a Gardevoir so it could partner with Rara but he accidentally touched a Dawn Stone, evolving into a Gallade.
The protagonist of the Emerald arc. He is the second main character in the manga not to be based on a game protagonist. A trainer who loves Pokémon battles but not Pokémon (at first), he utilizes a variety of gadgets and is a genius at item battles. He challenges the Hoenn Battle Frontier in his arc, claiming that he will subdue the Frontier Brains in the seven days prior to the opening ceremonies. He's the first main character whose first Pokémon is actually a starter* , in this case Sceptile.
- Anime Hair: Justified, as he's using hair gel to make himself look bigger. Between the events of the Emerald chapter and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, he started wearing his hair down.
- Anti-Hero: Comes across as Nominal by the series' standards, but a Disney one overall.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Just one glance tells him the origin site of a Pokémon. Given just how he calms the (unnaturally) frenzied Pokémon in the arc, it qualifies. He also demonstrates this during his Battle Factory challenge, making tactical switches to build his team out of Pokémon he's never used before, based on the roles he needs them to fill. It's no surprise why he quickly bonded with Noland after their battle.
- Emerald's subsequent challenges of the Pike and Pyramid turn out to be this too, as he handpicks teams specifically tailored to counter each facility's gimmicks.
- Artificial Limbs: His hand extenders & platform shoes can count as this.
- Badass Bandolier: He wears two of these in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
- The Bet: He made one with the Frontier Brains that he will beat them all in seven days.
- Berserk Button: Do not call him short. Just... Don't.
- Referring to people or Pokémon as "tools" to use as one pleases hits home very hard for Emerald given his backstory. Guile Hideout declaring this is enough for Emerald to give the villain his angriest Death Glare in the series.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Just don't say it in his face.
- The Call Put Me on Hold: At first he was refused to be given a PokéDex, only to be given to him much later after undergoing both the Secret Test of Character and several months of Training from Hell.
- Canon Foreigner: Like Yellow, he doesn't have a game counterpart.
- Chekhov's Gunman:
- He was shown as a shadow at the end of Crystal, although you can't even recognize him since he hadn't been given his distinctive hair by then.
- The panel of his trainer card appears in the Ruby and Sapphire arc.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His parents died so he moved from relative to relative, and they bullied him for being short. He considered Pokemon, which play with him and offer him help when needed, his only friends. But others then said that he was only using them as 'limbs'. This caused him to ran away finally and vowed not to rely on Pokemon anymore.
- Drought Level of Doom: Emerald has to battle many times before facing the Frontier Brain in each facility, so it counts.
- Friendless Background: The Loner Type.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Uses a variety of gizmos and gadgets to calm down wild Pokemon, keep in contact with Crystal, fight better and make himself look bigger.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: His title as the Calmer reflects on his ability to calm down and tame rampant Pokémon with his E Shooter.
- Height Angst: Emerald is extremely short, and has been bullied about it his whole life. It's given him a complex, and he does everything he can to hide his true height.
- Hero-Worshipper: It was due to Crystal's selfless actions for her community that motivated him to become a Dex Holder in the first place.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Rebuffed and insulted the Pokémon team he gained for their affections so no one would insult them for being like substitute limbs for him.
- When he encounters a rampaging horde of Battle Frontier rental Pokémon under Guile Hideout's control, Emerald prioritizes pacifying the Pokémon he feels are suffering the most.
- Honor Before Reason:
- He refuses to acknowledge that the bonds he's formed with his Pokémon contribute to his victories, and to prove this point he exchanges his roster for a team he's never used before. To battle a Frontier Brain. After witnessing the Heroic Resolve of his Sceptile saving him from being defeated by Ruby.
- When fighting his way through the Battle Tower to confront Guile Hideout, he refuses to break the rules of the Battle Tower despite fighting for his life and the lives of everyone in the Battle Frontier.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Type B.
- Important Hair Accessory: His green gem in his forehead. Turns out the gem was used in a failed attempt to control Rayquaza earlier in the Ruby and Sapphire arc.
- I Work Alone: The first time he met them, he refused Ruby and Sapphire's offer to help in his mission.
- Improbable Hairstyle: Justified. Again, hair gel. He wears a much more normal hairstyle in the ORAS chapter.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He really does come to like his team, but he puts up quite the arrogant front.
- Loners Are Freaks: Emerald was a loner prior to his debut, until he finally comes to terms with his true desire to forge bonds between fellow Dex Owners as well as Pokémon.
- The Napoleon: The only character in the series shorter than Yellow! His equipment provides a marginally effective ruse, but it can't hope to last.
- Significant Name:
- He's named after the green-colored emerald, which fits quite well along with his companions Ruby and Sapphire.
- His birthday is at 31st of May, in which his birthstone is emerald.
- Third Wheel: Has to suffer through Ruby and Sapphire's unusual relationship.
- Unusual Eyebrows: Look at the picture again. Possibly another one of his enhancements.
- Urine Trouble: He has a rather weird habit of peeing from the windows of tall buildings.
- V-Sign: He does this after he gets 17 consecutive wins in the Battle Factory.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- When he recalled his three most trusted Pokémon and replaces them with another prior to the final Battle Dome Match, which he loses horribly. Crystal subtly gives him this by sending him his replacement team, taking longer than usual and without a friendly message like she usually does.
- Later, in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he gives a speech about this to everyone, asking why they were so intent on using only lore (Zinnia) or technology (Devon) to stop the meteor. This causes a collective realization about the need to cooperate.
SceptileEmerald's starter Pokémon that got from the Battle Factory. Briefly partnered with Wally before being lost at sea.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Somewhat reminiscent of a theropod.
- Green Thumb: He is Grass-type.
- Super Mode: Is capable of Mega Evolution
SudowoodoA Pokémon that Emerald encountered when he first arrived at the Battle Frontier. She later followed him because she wanted join his team.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She's Rock-type.
- Team Mom: She's very nurturing towards Emerald.
- When Trees Attack: Not actually a tree, but she mimics one.
DusclopsA Pokémon that Emerald encountered at the Battle Pike. He later followed him because he wanted join his team.
- An Ice Person: Knows Blizzard.
- Casting a Shadow: As a Ghost-type with Dark-type moves.
- Cyber Cyclops: Only one eye.
- Mummy: Resembles one.
- Playing with Fire: Knows Will-O-Wisp and Fire Punch.
- Soul Power: He's Ghost-type.
SnorlaxA Pokémon that went rampaging because of Guile Hideout. After being calmed down, she was given to Emerald by Norman.
- Big Eater: Par for the course. It runs in the family. And the species.
- Eyes Always Shut: Even in a rampage.
- Heavy Sleeper: The species' second main shtick.
- Official Couple: With Snor after Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
- Non-Elemental: She's Normal-type.
- Stout Strength: Pretty rotund, and pretty strong.
Mr. MimeA Pokémon that went rampaging because of Guile Hideout. After being calmed down, it was given to Emerald by Norman.
- Psychic Powers: It's Psychic-type.
MantineA Pokémon that went rampaging because of Guile Hideout. After being calmed down, she was given to Emerald by Norman.
Sinnoh Dex Holders
The first hero of the DP arc. His name is usually shortened to Dia. He's the fool in the comedy duo . He's always shown to be always eating and sleepy. But despite his foolish looking face, he is also quite sensitive to his surroundings and can detect the smallest things in a situation. First Pokémon is a Munchlax named Lax and starter is a Turtwig named 'Tru'.
- Balance, Speed, Strength Trio: The strength of the triangle as Dia's team involves various slow, tough and powerful pokemon that can take a beating.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Sure he often space out every now and then when he is not eating but Dia ultimately is the one who did the most damage to Cyrus' plan.
- Big Eater: He's eating practically in every chapter. Even while on board Team Galactic's plane!
- Bodyguard Crush: It was a mistake when he and Pearl become Platinum Berlitz's bodyguards, but he still crushes on her.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Diamond's the boke. Except with Cyrus.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's actually very intuitive for his age, but he rarely shows it.
- Can't Catch Up: Byron sends him into a personal training session with Riley at Iron Island for not being as strong or battle-smart as Pearl and Platinum, something even Satoshi Yamamoto points out. He makes up for this with his courage and empathy later on.
- Casual Danger Dialog: He's normally unfazed even when the times are dire. An example here.
- Catchphrase: Shared with Pearl for their routine, "When you think of Pokemon..."
- Character Tics: Every now and then he slaps his cheeks when he feels determined.
- Cheerful Child: He's the only one out of the Sinnoh trio who seems to act like he's really 12 years old.
- Childhood Friends: With Pearl.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: When Pearl points out that they have no duty other than protecting Platinum, Diamond says he still wants to stand up to the bad guy anyways.
- Martyr Without a Cause: He still wants to fight despite there being generally nothing at stake.
- Classical Anti-Hero: Being the weakest of the three heroes, but having great intelligence and empathy. Grows out of the weak part later, AND HOW.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes, he IS quite of a dope and can be really slow sometimes, but he makes up for it with his quick logic and can stand the ground on Cyrus when he needs to.
- Disney Death: Like they would really kill off a main character! But he really would have died from Giratina's Shadow Force, had he not been exposed to the Distortion World enough times for him to become immune to it already.
- Dork Knight: Despite not being a real knight, he qualifies for this. Reinforced, however, when Platinum explicitly calls Diamond and Pearl 'her two knights' in the moment that cements her Defrosting Ice Queen status.
- Dressing as the Enemy: Dia disguises himself as a Team Galactic grunt by mugging a grunt's clothes in the latter DP saga.
- The Dulcinea Effect: Sort of. He becomes fiercely determined to protect Platinum upon a day of meeting her.
- Easily Forgiven: Sure, he didn't know yet that Cyrus had undergone a change of heart during his stay in the Distortion World, but why exactly would he casually remind him of his old plan of reconstructing the universe? Even after hearing Cyrus's Freudian Excuse, he completely forgets the fact that the man tried to kill him and his friends several times over and immediately teams up with him.
- The Empath: It's even his title.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: The fighter of the three, with all his Pokemon being slow, powerful tanks with high defense.
- Friend to All Living Things: Byron is the first to notice that Pokémon become quite fond of him.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: With the rest of the Sinnoh trio, he specializes in both Personalities and Legendary Pokemon, particularly Mesprit.
- Grew a Spine: One may think that he's just the quiet unassuming underdog of the comedy duo, but midway in the DP arc he reveals to Pearl that he wants to follow his own feelings and do what he wants for a change. He then goes on to be the biggest badass of the DP arc.
- The Heart: His normalcy is what enables him to have the biggest heart in the series.
- Hero-Worshipper: In a flashback, he was shown to be a fan of Red and has puppets of his Pokémon.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Him and Pearl.
- Idiot Hero: Even if you ignore his Obfuscating Stupidity, he still has shades of this.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Whenever he's crying, it tends to be this.
- Innocent Prodigy: He is much deeper and understanding than he appears.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Cyrus at the end of the Platinum arc.
- In-Series Nickname: Dia, a shortened version of his name.
- Iron Butt-Monkey: As the boke in their manzai routine, he has to be.
- The Kirk: Until he develops into a McCoy at the end of the DP arc.
- Lady and Knight: The Knight to Platinum's Lady.
- Love at First Sight: One-sided case towards Platinum.
- Mighty Glacier: Most of his Pokémon are of the slow but powerful/tough kind, culminating in Regigigas, who's considered the epitome of the archetype.
- Mistaken for Special Guest: He and Pearl are assumed to be bodyguards because of the colored scarves they wear.
- Nice Guy: So much so that when you tick him off (which would require a lot of effort considering his very long patience), you'd better watch out.
- No-Sell: Exposing himself to the Distortion World several times made him immune to Giratina's Shadow Force.
- No Sense of Direction: In one chapter he mentions that he gets lost even with a map.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He knew from the start Platinum was not a tour guide.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Knowing that Cyrus is outright a villain with an evil scheme, Dia for refuses to listen to Pearl's orders, arguing back for the first time.
- Pungeon Master: Being the "idiot" of the comedy routine, he's this by necessity.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: His main attribute, according to Satoshi Yamamoto.
- Ship Tease: With Platinum. The Bodyguard Crush helps.
- Significant Name: His birthday is on the 4th of April, in which the birthstone is diamond.
- Skewed Priorities: Apparently, lunch always comes first. Except when it's breakfast.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: He's the Wise Guy; though unlike Pearl he's not usually called by his role name.
- Taking the Bullet: He pushes Pearl out of the way just in time as Giratina's Shadow Force hits him.
- Tareme Eyes: Has droopy eyes and is much more passive than Pearl.
- Team Chef: Surprisingly a good one too. He can make high-quality Poffins with difficult berry combinations which were fed to Platinum's Prinplup, not to mention a cream pie for Platinum herself when she got depressed.
- Tranquil Fury: Possibly one of the reasons he's associated with Mesprit, the Pokémon of emotion.
- With a Friend and a Stranger: With Pearl being the friend and Platinum being the stranger.
Lax (Bē)A Munchlax that is Dia's first Pokémon.
- Big Eater: A trait he shares with his trainer.
- Item Caddy: Has Pickup as his ability.
- Non-Elemental: He's Normal-type.
- Rolling Attack: Knows Rollout.
- Stout Strength: Runs in the family.
Tru/Wig (Rū)A Pokemon that was supposed to go to Platinum's bodyguards but ended up with Dia.
- Big Eater: Not quite as big as Munchlax (though what is?).
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground is his secondary type as a Torterra.
- Flechette Storm: Using standard Razor Leaf.
- Friendly Sniper: Using "Mach-One-And-Only" Razor Leaf, unleashing one powerful and incredibly fast leaf instead of a storm.
- Green Thumb: Is Grass-type as a Turtwig and a Grotle and it's his primary type as a Torterra.
- Mighty Glacier: Like most of Diamond's Pokemon, he is slow but powerful and durable.
- Quality over Quantity: Can either blast out a bunch of Razor Leaves with poor accuracy and speed, or a single one that's lightning quick and accurate.
- Turtle Power: Tortoise power.
Don (Pū)A Bastiodon that Dia got as a Shieldon from Byron. He evolved during the infiltration of Team Galactic's base.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock is his primary type.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Based on a ceratopsian.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Steel is his secondary type.
- Stone Wall: Even for Dia's team, it's defenses are immense.
- Shield Bash / Use Your Head: Knows Iron Head.
Kit/Tung (Rī)A Lickilicky that Dia encountered as a Lickitung. He attacked the president of the Poketch company for teasing him and evolved when Dia battled him to protect the man.
- Big Eater: The third of the team.
- Dig Attack: Knows Dig.
- Green Thumb: Knows Power Whip.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: He has a habit of taking things from people.
- Non-Elemental: He's Normal-type.
- Rolling Attack: Knows Rollout.
- Overly Long Tongue: It comes in handy when snatching Charon's notebook.
MooA Mamoswine that Platinum caught and later gave to Dia.
- An Ice Person: Ice is his primary type.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground is his secondary type.
- Full-Boar Action: A boar with tusks of ice.
- Mighty Glacier: Pun not intended for the Ice-Type.
GīA Regigias that Platinum encountered after her defeat at the hands of Jupiter. It saved her, Candice, and Maylene and snuck into her Poke Ball so it can come and help them later during the final battle against Cyrus. Due to orders it was given in the past, it refuses to leave its Poke Ball unless it's necessary.
- Big Damn Heroes: According to Dr. Footstep, its job is to do this and refuses to leave its Poke Ball unless it's really, truly needed.
- Golem: The leader of the trio.
- Non-Elemental: It's Normal-type.
- Olympus Mons: One of the few legendaries to be on a Dex holder's regular rotation.
- Super Strength: Strong enough to go toe to toe against Dialga and Palkia. It's species were said to tow entire continents in the past.
RotomA Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum encountered in the Old Chateau. It tricked and teased them by going into various appliances, but they eventually found it and trapped it in a television. Later, Dia and Pearl returned to the Old Chateau to protect Rotom from Charon and befriended it. After Charon was defeated, it joined Dia.
- Elemental Powers: It can gain various elements based on what appliance it possesses.
- Energy Being: Combine Electric and Ghost and you get this.
- Flight: Both normally and particularly as Fan Rotom.
- Haunted Technology: It can do this to just about any tech.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: A ghost that haunts technology.
- Power Floats: Has Levitate as its Ability.
- Shock and Awe: Electricity is its primary type, for all of its forms.
- Soul Power: Ghost is its secondary type as Normal Rotom.
- Technopath: Rotom's main power.
- Androcles' Lion: Helping that wild Luxray had its perks.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: His preferred method of admonishing a Dope Slap to Dia.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He can tell what attack a Pokémon is going to use just by looking at their movements.
- Balance, Speed, Strength Trio: Pearl is the speed of his group and his team tends to have Pokemon with high Agility stats.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Pearl's the tsukkomi.
- Bystander Syndrome: He at first doesn't want to have anything to do with Team Galactic because he believes that his and Dia's only priority is to protect Platinum. He changes his views as the arc goes on.
- Catchphrase: Shared with Dia for their routine, "When you think of Pokemon!"
- Childhood Friends: With Diamond.
- Decoy Protagonist: No, he's not as important to the plot as Diamond or Platinum. But early chapters would have you believe otherwise.
- Determinator: Well he is very closely related to Azelf, the Pokémon of willpower. His very title is even "The Determiner".
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: The thief, with team of Fragile Speedster Pokemon that are swift, strong but frail.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: With the rest of the Sinnoh trio, he specializes in both Personalities and Legendary Pokemon, particularly Azelf.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Him and Diamond.
- Heroic BSoD: Goes into one after failing to protect Azelf from Team Galactic. He snaps out of it quickly, though.
- Hot-Blooded: Possibly moreso than Gold as he shouts almost every chapter.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His treatment of Dia (before he calls him out on it) occasionally tiptoes from the well-meaning to abusive and he had been very put off by Platinum's behavior at first, but he cares deeply for the both of them. By the end of the DP arc he also seems to have dropped the jerk part completely.
- Keet: It's downplayed in comparison to Barry. This does not mean much.
- Lady and Knight: The Knight to Platinum's Lady.
- The Leader: Type III. While Platinum is the face of the Sinnoh trio, he's the one who actually takes charge.
- The McCoy: Until he turns into a Kirk by the end of the DP arc.
- Mistaken for Special Guest: He and Dia are assumed to be bodyguards because of the color scarves they wear.
- No Indoor Voice: Goodness gracious no.
- No Time to Think: A wild Stunky stink-bombs Platinum unconscious after multiple bike-riding failures agitate it, and she starts rolling straight downhill. Pearl saves her ass from a messy trip off Cycling Road by utilizing Prinplup and Chimler's abilities through pure intrinsic knowledge and reflexive thought.
- Only Sane Man: He has his faults, but compared to Dia or Platinum, he's certainly the most level-headed among the three of them and often has to keep the other two in line.
- Pungeon Master: Being a Straight Man who helps come up with their jokes, this is a necessity.
- Ship Tease: With Platinum, especially in the early chapters and during the contest.
- Significant Name: His birthday is on the 6th of June, in which the birthstone is pearl.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: He's very literally referred to as the Straight Man.
- Theme Naming: All of his Pokemon have "ler" in their names.
- Trying Not to Cry: All 3 Sinnoh dex holders cry the first day they are separated from each other, but only Pearl wipes away tears and puts a determined look on his face.
- Tsundere: Is this to Platinum and Dia, but especially heavy on the tsun to Dia, as shown here◊.
- Also here - Pearl has Chatler memorize Lady's location, and Diamond comes to the conclusion that Pearl did it in case something dangerous happened to her. Pearl quickly denies it and insists that he just wanted inspiration for their next comedy act, complete with a nervous stutter.
- Technicolor Eyes: Orange.
- Unstoppable Rage: He unleashes his entire team (and Rotom) out at Charon when he thinks that Dia is killed.
- Verbal Tic: When he's being especially serious, he calls Diamond by his real name instead of Dia. "Dia- No, Diamond..."
- What the Hell, Hero?: Dia calmly calls him out for not listening to his opinions and generally treating him like his underling. He realizes his mistakes, however, and the two quickly patch up after their battle with Cyrus.
- With a Friend and a Stranger: With Dia being the friend and Platinum being the stranger.
Chatler/Chahiko (Perahiko)Pearl's first Pokemon that he uses in his and Dia's Manzai skits. Tends to repeat everything says.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Knows Chatter.
- Polly Wants a Microphone
- Repeat What You Just Said: His main tick.
- Non-Elemental: Normal is his primary type.
Chimler/Chimhiko (Saruhiko)A Pokemon that was supposed to go to Platinum's bodyguards but ended up with Pearl.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting is his secondary type as a Monferno and Infernape.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: On fire.
- Flaming Hair: Flame-shaped prior to its final evolution, and just plain flames as Infernape.
- Playing with Fire: Is Fire-type as a Chimchar and it's his primary type as a Monferno and Infernal.
Rayler/Rayhiko (Torahiko)A Luxray that once had his claws broken as a Luxio and was ostracized from his pride. After Pearl helped him connect with him pride again, Rayler eventually evolved and became the leader. Later, he joined Pearl's team to help him face off against Team Galactic.
- Cute Little Fangs: Less so as Luxray, but still present.
- Panthera Awesome: A big cat with lightning powers.
- Shock and Awe: He's Electric-type.
- X-Ray Vision: A useful aspect of his species that Pearl makes good use of even before capturing him.
Zeller/Zelhiko (Zeruhiko)A Buizel that was caught in the explosion of one of Team Galactic's bombs and gained a distrust of humans in the process. Pearl captured him while training but the Pokemon doesn't want to listen to him.
- Blow You Away: Has the ability to create a tornado by spinning his tails quickly.
- Making a Splash: He's Water-type.
- Playful Otter: Especially since he's a little disobedient.
Digler/DighikoA Diglett that Pearl caught while training to battle Team Galactic.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He's Ground-type.
Tauler/Tauhiko (Taurohiko)A Tauros that Pearl caught while training to battle Team Galactic.
- Bad Liar: An odd case. Whenever she lies, it's.. not very convincing, but unlike other examples she can do it with an extreme straight face. This is actually a Running Gag in the early chapters of the Diamond and Pearl arc, where Pearl catches her acting out actions she's interested in, and plainly denies doing so when he confronts her about it.
- Balance, Speed, Strength Trio: Platinum is the balance of the trio who befitting of her knowledgeable mind, has Pokemon in her team for almost any situation and can utilize rental pokemon just as well as her trained pokemon.
- Chekhov's Skill: Many of the new experiences she picks up on her journey end up helping her out in her Gym Battles.
- Chekhov's Boomerang: And one of her learned skills (mastering roulette) was used again in the Platinum arc.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Like Sapphire, she took up the Gym quest instead of their male counterpart. However, while Sapphire is a Hot-Blooded Wild Child, Platinum is an aloof Ice Queen-interestingly reflecting their starters and home regions very well.
- Damsel in Distress: She often got into danger in the early chapters of the DP arc, necessitating her "bodyguards" Dia and Pearl to come rescue her. This completely disappears once she took up battling and became an Action Girl.
- Decoy Protagonist: Plot-wise, she's the most important among the Sinnoh trio, but by the end of the Diamond and Pearl arc it's clear that the trio are the real heroes of the story.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: To Dia and Pearl. She acts all snobby at first and considers the two as just mere hired commoner guards but later warms up to them.
- Determinator: During her first Super Contest.
- Expy: To Selphy in FireRed and LeafGreen. Both are very rich ladies with an old butler named Sebastian.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: The mage, due to having a balanced team between her friends and having a great analytical mind.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: With the rest of the Sinnoh trio, she specializes in both Personalities and Legendary Pokemon, particularly Uxie.
- Lady and Knight: The Lady to Dia and Pearl's Knights.
- Lady of War: Is technically one due to her personality and prowess in battle.
- The Leader: Type IV of the Sinnoh leaders, though it's sometimes shared with Pearl.
- Magic Skirt: Not a single panty shot. Jeez, she's 12 years old, that really doesn't need to be said.
- Nice to the Waiter: It takes time for her to act like this to Dia and Pearl, but once the truth got found out they eventually do become her True Companions.
- No Name Given: Her real name isn't revealed in the manga until the release of Pokémon Platinum.
- Not So Stoic: Early on she would always try to keep her elegant and dignified image at all times, but she would occasionally slip, such as when she would laugh at Dia's jokes or visibly daydream. Pearl would never miss such moments.
- Oblivious to Love: Is completely clueless regarding Diamond's obvious crush on her.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Before the Platinum Version game was released, she didn't want to give her real name to commoners. Her nickname may be "Ojou-sama", "Missy", or "Lady" depending on the version you're reading.
- The Ojou: Rich, elegant and dignified (except when she isn't).
- Protectorate: She's becomes this to Dia and Pearl. Justified, since both are her bodyguards.
- Rich Bitch: A little bit at first.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: As she is rich enough to (relatively) do whatever she wants, she has a little trouble in the Battle Castle, where only Castle Points may be spent, as this is the first time she has a limited budget to achieve her ends. She ends up spending barely any of it, but she manages to win by cashing all of it in for info on her opponent.
- Rule of Sexy: So she wears a hat, a scarf, long sleeves; stuff perfect for winter. But that doesn't stop her from wearing only a skirt, exposing her legs.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: The crux of her character. She has a lot of knowledge, but not much experience of the outside world. Her time with the boys slowly waves this away.
- Ship Tease: With both Dia and Pearl.
- The Smart Guy: More like The Smart Girl, but same principle. Platinum says she reads ten books per day and she is very much associated with the Pokémon of Knowledge, Uxie.
- The Spock
- The Stoic
- Strong Family Resemblance: Averted. You do have to wonder how in the world a blonde mother and a brunette father had a bluenette child.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Although by the end of the DP arc she's mostly just Sugar.
- Taught by Experience: How she mainly wins her Gym battles.
- Tsurime Eyes: To reflect her cold demeanor.
- Unstoppable Rage: When she believes that Byron kidnapped and imprisoned her father, she is furious.
- With a Friend and a Stranger: The stranger to Dia and Pearl's friend.
RapidashPlatinum's first Pokemon and her mode of transportation. Started out as a Ponyta but later evolved.
- Butt-Monkey: Poor, poor Rapidash. As a Ponyta, all he would do is lose horribly in whatever battle he was put in. It wasn't until Platinum's battle against Byron that he finally won a battle and evolved not long after.
- Cool Horse: Particularly after evolving and taking a level in badass.
- Flaming Hair: Flaming mane.
- Playing with Fire: He's Fire-type.
- The Worf Effect: Tended to suffer this as a Ponyta.
EmpoleonThe Pokemon that Platinum chose for herself while starting her journey. Started out as a Piplup and later evolved into a Prinplup and Empoleon.
- An Ice Person: Knows Blizzard and Ice Beam.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Based on a penguin.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Her secondary type as an Empoleon.
- Making a Splash: She's Water-type as a Piplup and Prinplup and it's her primary type as an Empoleon.
- Pride: As a Piplup, she was very prideful. It died down a bit once she evolved.
LopunnyA Pokemon that Platinum caught while on her way to Snowpoint City.
FroslassA Pokemon that once belonged to Candice. She was given Froslass during the battle on Spear Pillar.
PachirisuA Pokemon that once belonged to Volkner. She was given Pachirisu during the battle on Spear Pillar.
- Shock and Awe: She's Electric-type.
CherrimA Pokemon that once belonged to Gardenia. She was given Cherrim during the battle on Spear Pillar.
- Green Thumb: She's Grass-type.
Unova Dex Holders
- Ambiguous Disorder: Black seems to be somewhere on the autism spectrum, displaying characteristics of both Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. Leading credence to this, while he acts like an Idiot Hero he's far from actually stupid - it's more along the lines of "single-mindedly obsessed and focused". This is seen with his abandoning his friends purely because he really did forget the promise he made (or rather, wasn't thinking about it), and became remorseful after being called out on it).
- Amulet of Dependency: Defied when it comes to Musha. Black refuses to have Musha help him focus in Gym battles, as he feels that he wouldn't be a good trainer if he were that dependent on his Pokémon. Played straight in other situations, though.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: But usually only when his Munna's helping him out; otherwise he's far too distracted.
- Badass Bookworm:
- Surprisingly, he is very studious and reads up on various information on his own (but only when said subject is on Pokemon, of course). Before going on his journey, he looked up to see who the current Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Champion were and also looked up his own Pokemon to see what they would eventually evolve into.
- Black has claimed that, since he was little, he would go to the local library to look up anything he didn't already know. Turns out, the real reason why he becomes like that was because Bianca's father won't allow her to play with him and Cheren if he isn't knowledgeable enough to be a Champion. He's so single-minded and determined in pursuit of his study, studying was more like breathing for him and made him incapable of multitasking if he had set his eyes on something.
- He even came up with a plan to attempt to get Kyurem to absorb the Light stone so that they could fight it from the inside. It didn't pan out, but it shows his intellect hasn't diminished before he gets free.
- Badass in Distress: Spends a good portion sealed inside the Light stone with Reshiram with no way out in the Black 2 White 2 arc. Though White eventually found him in the Entralink, where the Light stone had gone to.
- Bodyguard Crush: His Ship Tease with White, with him being her employee.
- Boisterous Bruiser: If Pokemon Battling can be considered Bruising then he fits this a bit. It helps that hes a Large Ham and that he's pretty Keet as well.
- Catchphrase: When he begins his Sherlock Scan moments."The White noise... turns into black... and my mind... becomes blank!"
"Of course! I did my research after all!" (And variants thereof).
- When explaining why he knows any relevant info:
- Character Development: After blowing off his friends for his dreams at the start, something Cheren actually tells him quite clearly when he talks to him, he obviously shows that he cares for White, Cheren and Bianca much more.
- Childhood Friends: To Cheren and Bianca.
- The Chosen One: For Reshiram.
- The Determinator: Nothing will stop him on his quest to become Champion.
- Ditzy Genius: He is incredibly diligent and smart when it comes to Pokemon battling and his goal but he tends to lose focus and forget important things if they are about another subject.
- Dork Knight: Like Diamond, despite not being a true knight, he has more than enough Large Ham and Badass Bookworm dorkiness to compensate.
- Fatal Flaw: He really can't function without his Munna. In fact, just thinking too hard without it will cause him to pass out from exhaustion.
- Focusing too much on his dreams and forgetting others was one at the beginning.
- Face Fault: As a consequence for his being Super OCD, he's rather prone to this.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: His title The Dreamer is related to the idea of the Dream World, which plays out in a fashion through his link with his Munna.
- Green-Eyed Monster: When White is going to compete in the Battle Subway, he has shades of this, since he had turned down his own chances at trying it out, only for White to do so herself. This leads to a minor case of I Want My Beloved to Be Happy, as Black is encouraged by Marshal and he later agrees to help White catch a Pokemon so that she can prepare for the Battle Subway. He even gives her Brav so she can have enough Pokemon to participate and very genuinely cheers her on .
- He's Back: After a long wait, Black is freed from being stuck in the White Stone.
- Heroic BSoD:
- Understandably enters a state of shock when he learns that Musha only stayed with him for the taste of his dreams, and leaves him because the dreams have changed.
- Gets out of it though, with the encouragement of his other Pokemon. And later on Musha comes back, evolved as a Musharna, and reveals that it actually left so that it could become stronger to support Black's new dreams.
- Hot-Blooded: Begins everyday by shouting his dream to the world. Is very loud and boisterous all throughout.
- Hyper-Awareness: He has very good deducing skills, but mostly only after his head is cleared with his Munna's help.
- Innocently Insensitive: He blew off his friends quite quickly to start his adventure and would rather obtain badges to pay the the debt he placed on the B&W Corporation. That said, if he is called out on this, he will make an effort to fix that attitude and he's certainly never truly mean about it .
- Idiot Hero: Strangely, crosses over with Badass Bookworm. He spends hours in libraries studying and has great intellect, but due to his single-minded focus on his dreams it often doesn't come out. But when Munna eats his dreams he becomes incredibly focused and observant. That's not to say he isn't smart without his Munna. He does his research after all.
- Invisible Parents: Cheren mentions that he has both a mother and a father, but they were never shown. Still, they're loving enough to move to an entirely new neighborhood at their son's request.
- Lampshade Hanging: When Black is seen shouting in the early chapters, White's director wonders if someone's filming a "hot-blooded teen drama".
- Large Ham: Just see his quote.
- The Leader: Type III among Cheren and Bianca.
- Nice Guy: Yes, he has several Innocently Insensitive moments and can sometimes forget everything and everyone else but his goals, but Blacks default mode seems to be cheerful and affable and it's later shown that hes both very fond and very protective of his friends.
- No Indoor Voice: Whenever he declares his dreams, he isn't particularly observant of his surroundings.
- Paralysis by Analysis: When offered a chance to battle one of the Elite Four, Black is left perplexed at the thought of needing to yield his badges in defeat.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Ghetsis seals Black into the Light Stone at the end of the BW chapter.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's Manly Man to Cheren's Sensitive Guy.
- Ship Tease: With White. Everyone they meet thinks they're a couple, except for the couple in question.
- He spent a whole night frantically searching for White, and when he sees a mysterious figure holding her, he brings out his whole team to fight against them.
- He's willing to give up a chance to go on the Battle Subway AND HIS OLDEST POKEMON just so White can grow stronger.
- The arc ends with him revealing he tried to keep his promise of promoting the agency at the end, wearing their logo under his shirt and wanting to reveal it as he was crowned champion. He asks White whether his debt is repaid, and she tearfully says yes.
- Shonen Hair: It's spiky, but at least it isn't Red's mountain.
- Shout-Out: His personality seems somewhat based on Black Star's, as shown with his constant shouts of YAHOO! and his dream to be the best trainer.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Towards N.
- The Smart Guy: Comes from being not only being a Badass Bookworm and using Awesomeness by Analysis, but also being willing to learn.
- Spirited Competitor: Very much so.
- Super OCD: Because he is incapable of thinking about anything but challenging the Pokémon League, he needs his Munna to eat away his dreams so that he can concentrate on the matters at hand.
- To Be a Master: His goal, a surprising rarity for the series.
- Training from Hell: Forced into this by the Gym Leaders so they can defeat Team Plasma and use Reshiram.
- Work Off the Debt: Black has a massive debt for destroying a movie set which White paid for. He is now stuck with her, though White being the person she is, she actually doesn't expect him to pay all of it. Heartbreakingly ended at the end of the arc, with White declaring him free from his debt before he's trapped in the Light Stone.
- Wingding Eyes: When he's analysing a situation after his mind has been 'blanked'.
Brav (Warr)The first Pokemon Black (technically) captured with the help of the then-wild Musha. Black uses Brav for air travel.
- Badass Adorable: As a Rufflet.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type; he also knows Whirlwind.
- Flight: The primary form of flying, and most reliable given Reshiram's...issues.
- Non-Elemental: Normal is his primary type.
MushaBlack's second captured Pokemon, after helping Black out Musha allowed himself to be caught because he liked the taste of the boy's dreams. Black uses him to eat his dreams to enhance his senses.
- Big Eater: In addition to knowing Dream Eater, he has the tendency to be attracted to anyone that has a lot of dreams.
- Use Your Head: Knows Zen Headbutt.
- Psychic Powers: He's Psychic-type.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: N said he only worked with Black to eat his dreams. When the taste of Black's dreams changed, he left. Subverted when it turns out he just wanted to evolve, and Came Back Strong for Black in the finale.
Bo; previously Tep and Nite (Buoh; previously Poka and Chao)Black's "starter" Pokémon that he got from Professor Juniper.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting is his secondary type as a Pignite and Emboar.
- Badass Adorable: More as a Tepig, somewhat present as a Pignite.
- Badass Beard: Upon evolving into Emboar.
- Full-Boar Action: Once he fully evolves.
- Meaningful Rename: Black tends to nickname is Pokémon based on the final forms they take upon evolution. For Nite, because he didn't have any data on him, he decided to change his name to match his current form every time he evolves.
- Messy Pig: When he was first introduced, Tep was seen gobbling a bunch of berries and getting juice everywhere.
- Playing with Fire: He's Fire-type as a Tepig and it's his primary type as a Pignite and Emboar.
- Pig Man: In his second and third lines.
TulaA Galvantula Black caught in Accumula Town. He was abandoned by his previous trainer, who was swayed by Ghetsis' speeches to release him against his will.
- All Webbed Up: Knows Spider Web.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug is his secondary type.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Was once a Pokemon that attacked people after it was release by its trainer, but followed Black after he defeated it.
- Four-Legged Insect: His race is based after spiders, yet they only have four legs apiece.
- Giant Spider: Albeit a fairly adorable one.
- Shock and Awe: Electric is his primary type.
Costa (Goura)A Carracosta that Black caught in Nimbasa City as a Tirtouga. Once belonged to Marshal, who released him due to Costa not wanting to obey him, but obeys Black just fine.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock is his secondary type.
- Making a Splash: Water is his primary type.
- Older and Wiser: He's centuries old. He can detect whether his trainer is fully committed to a fight, and will only listen when he is.
- Prehistoric Monster: He's hundreds of years old.
- Turtle Power: Based on a prehistoric one no less.
- The Slacker: The original problem with him, he'd just laze about all through a battle. Averted later when he starts to trust Black, and subverted when he does it again only because Black was hesitating.
ReshiramThe legendary Pokemon of Truth. It selects Black as its chosen trainer.
The female protagonist of the BW arc, she is the president of a company that rents out Pokémon for commercial purposes, such as TV shows. Her star Pokemon, Gigi, doesn't actually battle, but later she decides to become a Pokemon Trainer in order to understand it. She eventually gets her starter, a Servine named Amanda, and her own Pokedex from Bianca.
- Bare Your Midriff: White's clothes frequently show her midriff when she is undergoing action or forced motion. ◊ Presumably for this reason, many fans draw her with this trope.
- Bodyguard Crush: Her Ship Tease moments with Black, her employee.
- Clothing Damage: When White is hit by a powerful razor leaf, her shirt tears up to her navel.◊ Her clothes remain in this state for the rest of the chapter.
- Doing It for the Art: Invoked - even if she loses money doing so, she always makes sure her Pokémon are in top shape and that her clients are satisfied.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Like Black, Dreamer ties into the Dream World. However as manager of BW Agency, she's more the representative of Pokemon Musicals and Pokéstar Studios.
- Genki Girl: She's very...eccentric. Part of it is an act to get work and promotion for her business.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: She specifically says, word for word, that Black "Is not my boyfriend" when the massage spa manager mistakes Black to be her boyfriend and insists that she go on a cruise with him. Not that how she acts is very convincing.
- Honor Before Reason: She'll do anything if her company's reputation is on the line.
- Similarly though, she'll risk losing money from the company for the sake of helping other people (IE Black).
- Heroic BSoD: After Gigi abandons her for N, complete with Dull Eyes of Unhappiness. Has since rebooted and is looking into the Battle Subway for an OS upgrade.
- Improbable Age: She works as the representative of a company starting around the age of 14. In fact, she's their president AND their boss. Two years later at the age of 16, she essentially helps create Poke Star Studios, aka POKEMON HOLLYWOOD.
- Insistent Terminology: Tells Black to call her "Boss" ("President" or "Prez" in the Japanese version).
- The Leader: Type IV/I of the Black and White duo, even though she can't initially fight.
- Letting Her Hair Down: Unlike most examples, this signifies her depression. Incidentally, fans all agree she's much prettier with her hair down.
- Lovable Coward: Gives off this vibe, considering that her first reaction to being attacked by Pokémon always seems to be screaming. Completely gone after her tenure on the Battle Subway.
- Neutral Female: She flat out tells Black that she has no Pokémon of her own and that she never participated in a battle in her life. Is looking to hack out the "neutral" via the Battle Subway, and she succeeds spectacularly.
- Oh, Crap!: She freaks when she realizes that due to someone else's carelessness she doesn't have the Pokémon needed for a shooting.
- Promotional Consideration: Once she realizes that Black has his own dreams to pursue, White agrees to sponsor him by taking care of all his out of battle needs in exchange for a gigantic Enforced Plug of the BW Agency after he's crowned champion. He manages to become champ, but he couldn't pull off the plug...
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She doesn't actually expect Black to pay the entirety of his massive debt and only wants his Tepig around for a few more shootings. She also gives him time to train for his own goals.
- Say My Name: Delivers a massive "BLAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!" as the latter becomes the Light Stone and flies away from her reach. This is in fact the last thing she says in the BW arc.
- Ship Tease: With Black. She denies any allegations of being his girlfriend, but many people still say otherwise.
- At one point, she notices that she has been talking about Black a lot, and talks about how he is actually pretty cool. It doesn't help that she tries to make up an excuse...all while she's only talking to herself.
- The arc ends with her tearfully saying Black's been freed from his debt before screaming Black's name as he's trapped in the Light Stone and spirited away.
- When the two of them are finally reunited in B2W2 and they're getting ready to escape the Dream World, she tells him she'll never let go of his hand again.
- Take Up My Sword: A lighter and much more nonlethal version. After she helps out Bianca in figuring out her dream of becoming a lab assistant, Bianca hands the Pokedex over to her, initiating her into the legend of the Dex Holders.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: For the most part, until she lets her hair down briefly.
- Took a Level in Badass: She started out as not being a Trainer. After the incident with N, White decided to learn how to defend herself but wasn't very good at it initially. After training on the Battle Subway, White goes from being unable to defeat a single Pokémon to actually managing to get far enough to face the Subway Bosses, Ingo and Emmet. She's also managed to evolve the Servine following her around into a Serperior, proving she's gotten pretty good at battling. By the Black 2 & White 2 chapter, she appears to be as formidable a trainer as any other Dex Holder, and is even the one to lead the charge in the final battle.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She does. Not what you'd expect for a CEO.
Gigi (Bubu-chan)A Tepig from the BW Agency.
- Badass Adorable: Despite being a small piglet she was able to defeat the Champion.
- FaceHeel Turn: Defects to N's side after realizing that White was holding her back from her potential as a fighter.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: While White does let her return to the BW Agency, she states that she still considers her N's Pokemon, even after he let her go.
- HeelFace Turn: Gigi decided she enjoyed show business, and White let her rejoin the BW Agency after she defected back from N.
- Playing with Fire: She's Fire-type.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Eyelashes and a bow.
AmandaA Serperior that White received as a Servine.
- Green Thumb: She's Grass-type.
- Planimal: A Grass-type serpent.
- Smug Snake: Though only appearance-wise.
- Whip It Good: Knows Vine Whip.
Darling (Jessica)A Deerling that White caught in Nimbasa.
- Green Thumb: Grass is her secondary type.
- Non-Elemental: Normal is her primary type.
- Planimal: Grass-type deer.
DorothyA Stunfisk that White caught during her Battle Subway training.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground is her primary type.
- Gonk: Even if her face wasn't flat, she'd come off as this.
- Punny Name: Contains "doro", Japanese for dirt.
- Psycho Electric Eel: Flatfish is more like it.
- Shock and Awe: Electric is her secondary type.
NancyAn Alomomola that White caught during her Battle Subway training.
Sally (Yunibou)A Solosis that White caught during her Battle Subway training. During the Black 2 and White 2, its revealed to have evolved to a Duosion.
- Mega-Microbes: He's effectively a giant cell.
- The One Guy: The only male on White's team.
- Psychic Powers: He's Psychic-type.
BarbaraA Vullaby that White caught during her Battle Subway training. White intends to use her to play villainous roles in her productions.
- The Ace: According to Looker's superiors, he's this to the International Police. He's even called "Mister Perfect".
- Ace Custom: All of Blake's Poké Balls have special grips molded exclusively for him, and he has special armor under his suit.
- Badass Normal: Blake doesn't just stand on the sidelines and shout orders when battling. While battling Genesect, Blake barrages it with Poké Balls, forcing Genesect to fight both Blake and his Pokemon.
- Beneath the Mask: He may seem like a skirt chasing class clown, but he's really part of the International Police. When he's not in class, he's pretty serious and professional.
- But Now I Must Go: After Ghetis and Colress are apprehended, Blake leaves for parts unknown with only his Pokémon for company. The epilogue, at least, heavily implies that he's the "Colress" that appears in the Sun & Moon Chapter.
- The Casanova: His classroom persona.
- Clothing Damage: Genesect's attack destroys his outer clothing (twice), but his body suit remains intact.
- Chick Magnet: After the battle that caused the aforementioned Clothing Damage is done and the surrounding area is leveled, a bunch of civilians come to see what happened. Amongst them are two girls who fight over who gets to bring Blake home and treat his injuries.
- Child Soldier: When compared to the other Dex holders who were often dragged to the conflict of evil organizations; Blake's character arc focuses solely on fighting Team Plasma, being one of the International Police's strongest trainers at the age of 12. This gets a justification later that he was taken in by the International Police as a baby and had been trained since.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: While both Black and Blake are written as Badass Bookworms, who got their starts from constantly reading books from when they were young, the former is also a Hot-Blooded Idiot Hero on top of that, requires his Munna bring out his focus, and cares about how Pokemon are treated, to the point of getting pissed at how awful Cheren treated his Snivy. Blake is shown to be a Stoic Perpetual Frowner wearing the mask of a Casanova and a Troll, is capable of using his deductive skills flawlessly under that persona, and makes it clear that he really doesn't care for how his Pokemon are treated.
- Dating Catwoman: Downplayed in that he and Whitley are not dating, but he is a member of the International Police flirting with a (former) member of Team Plasma.
- Dub Name Change: The official Japanese romanization of his name is Lack-two, but the official English translations give him the name Blake. His Japanese name is retained in that his International Police codename is "Black No. 2"
- Dull Surprise: He initially appears shocked when he finds out he is dismissed from the International Police, but he casually brushes it off as inconsequential.
- Foil: To Whitley, being a capable and emotionless International Police Agent, whereas she's a Team Plasma member who is poor at handling herself under pressure and is very expressive with her emotions. He's also an amoral person who doesn't comprehend the concept of right and wrong, whereas she's The Heart and pursues her goals out of compassion. Even their titles show their contrast — he's The Arrester, she's The Liberator.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Arrester, he represents Looker and Interpol.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In his introduction, he breaks up with his girlfriend Yancy so she can pursue her career as an idol. But actually he only saw her as a suspect and discarded her as soon he confirmed she wasn't his target.
- Improbable Age: He's a 12 year old who is a high ranking member of the International Police. He even outranks Looker.
- Interpol Special Agent: A member of the International Police, and a superintendent/inspector at that. Though he gets discharged for breaking the rules by taking Genesect when it was under strict supervision.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When it's time to get serious, you can hardly believe this is the same kid who has been flirting around with every girl in class.
- Making a Splash: Blake appears to have a preference for Water-type Pokémon since half of his line up consists of Water types. Not to mention that Genesects Techno Blast can be a Water-Type attack with the Douse Drive installed.
- Memento Macguffin: He had the DNA Splicers with him for a long time as a remnant of what he knew of his biological family.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He's a little too friendly for Whitley's taste, but she is the only girl in their class who he hasn't ruled out to be ex-Plasma. In any case, Whitley's Foongus certainly doesn't appreciate him trying to get too close to its trainer.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Masquerades as a flirt that goes after every woman in his sight, only to turn into a stoic badass when he's on the job.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Possibly. He states that he goes by "Blake" at the Aspertia Trainer's School, indicating that it's not his real name. Then again, when Colress asked him his name as a sign of respect, he said his name was "Blake" then as well, so it could be real.
- Parental Abandonment: Blake is orphaned from a crime that involved the International Police and was raised by an agent there since.
- Perpetual Frowner: The biggest difference in his persona on the job: His default expression becomes a Death Glare.
- Simple, yet Awesome: The body suit he wears under his clothes is actually a highly protective armor that helps him withstand Pokemon attacks.
- Ship Tease: Invoked Trope with Whitley as part of his mission. It's thoroughly sunk by the end, with Whitley coming to accept that he doesn't actually feel that way toward her (or feel much of anything, for that matter), but still is glad to consider him a friend.
- Static Character: Played for Drama, as his inability to truly feel and process emotions literally prevents him from ever growing and changing. In the end, Whitley accepts this about him and remains friends with him all the same.
- The Stoic: Very cool-headed while in his police persona. It turns out he is unable to feel emotions.
- Secret Test of Character: The Magician reveals that his "firing" from the International Police was one, in order to show if he would still do his job and hold strong to his morals regardless. He passes.
- Sociopathic Hero: All his previous actions (manipulating girls' feelings, giving third parties access to Interpol's info in exchange of equipment, taking away dangerous Pokemon without authorization) foreshadowed he was this, but what confirmed it was when he was willing to push a very damaged Genesect in order to unfreeze the Musketeers, when confronted for the cruelty of this, he answered that he doesn't understand how that is cruel — if Genesect gets hurt he will just heal it. He admits that concepts like "fear" and "pity" are unknown to him, shocking Whitley and Kelden with the latter realizing that he wasn't collected with his emotions like his masters, he just doesn't have any.
- Troll: In his classroom persona, he seems to enjoy messing with Whitley as much as he hits on her. At one point he even brings her along with him to a Virbank City concert while she's still unconscious, leading to a very rude awakening for poor Whitley.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: He's an International Police Agent who is attending Pokemon school. Justified since he's "undercover."
- When He Smiles: After the confrontation with Colress and Genesect, it seems as though he gives an earnest smile to Looker...only to be subverted as he was just trying to woo girls that gathered at the scene of the crime,
- Worthy Opponent: To Colress. In the penultimate chapter of B2/W2, Colress even says that while his defeat frustrates him, he can accept it because it came from Blake.
DewottBlakes first Pokemon. Blake chose him to be his partner at the International Police Headquarters. He always makes sure to sharpen his scalchops to keep them sharp.
- Making a Splash: Hes Water-type.
GenesectA Genesect Blake captured after freeing it from Colresss control.
- Backpack Cannon: Through which it fires its Techno Blast move.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug is its primary type although it doesnt look like it due to its artificial body.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Steel is its secondary type.
- Transforming Mecha: Is able to change from its bipedal form to a flying saucer-like form.
Kelden (Keldemaru)A Keldeo that was mentored by the Swords of Justice. Blake offers to help it become stronger in exchange for working with him.
- Arch-Enemy: The Shadow Triad, but not Genesect. Ironically, it ended up on a team with the latter (though it's not known if it knows Genesect was used to do the deed). Later learns that this wasn't the case, it being the work of a different Genesect.
- All Your Powers Combined: Being mentored by the Swords of Justice has let it learn the unique skills of all three. It learned the power of charging from Terrakion, speed and sharpness from Virizion and how to keep a strong heart and never flinch from Cobalion.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting is its secondary type, although its subverted in that it uses a sword.
- An Ice Person: Knows Ice Beam, something it cant actually learn in the games.
- Laser Blade: The form Sacred Sword takes.
- Making a Splash: Water is its primary type.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Intervenes in the battle between the Triad and the Trio for this reason, prompting the other musketeers to do the same.
- Unstoppable Rage: As soon as it sees the Shadow Triad, it goes nuts.
Kabutott (Kabutomaru)A Kabutops that is Blakes fourth Pokemon.
Gliscott (Liomaru)A Gliscor that is Blakes fifth Pokemon.
EscavalierBlake's sixth Pokemon. In preparation for another battle with Team Plasma, Blake caught a Karrablast in Abyssal Ruins, which then evolved when he temporarily traded it with Whitey's Shelmet.
- Adaptational Villainy: Subverted. While she was part of Team Plasma, she is neither villainous nor does she have a mischievous personality.
- Animal Wrongs Group: She's a former member of Team Plasma, and still believes in its mission of liberating Pokémon. Played with in that, given that she was ten at the time and serving with her mom, it comes off as blindly following her parents' beliefs and not thinking things through herself yet.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Whitley is the one who delivers the Breaking Speech to Ghetsis in the end, making him realize that he's doomed to perpetual failure due to all the Pokémon he's victimized.
- Breaking Old Trends: She's the first female Pokédex Holder to not have a starter Pokemon at all. Explanation
- Broken Pedestal: All of the leadership of Team Plasma that isn't N is this to her, especially Ghetsis.
- She's also quite crushed when she realizes that Blake only pretended to care about her as part of his mission.
- Classical Antihero: She's quick to panic under pressure, is a bit of a doormat and Butt-Monkey, and her very Foongus has little respect for her, seeing her as someone who can't be left on her own.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her history with Team Plasma which she now tries to hide.
- Domino Mask: She wears one as part of her costume in the Pokéstar film she partakes in, as the heroine fighting against Brycen-Man (played by... well, Brycen.)
- Dub Name Change: The official Japanese romanization of her name is Whi-two, but the official English translations give her the name Whitley.
- Foil: To the capable and emotionless police agent Blake, being a Team Plasma member who is poor at handling herself under pressure and is very expressive with her emotions. She's also The Heart and pursues her goals out of compassion, whereas Blake is an amoral person who doesn't comprehend the concept of right and wrong. Even their titles show their contrast — she's The Liberator, he's The Arrester.
- Freudian Slip: Admits her allegiance to Team Plasma to Blake while afraid as she didn't really partake in their crimes. This only confirms Blake's suspicions and leads to Whitley's capture.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Liberator, she represents evil team Grunts.
- Lovable Coward: Moreso than White was, as she gets easily freaked out not just by Pokémon battles but by anyone making close personal contact with her out of fear that her ties to Team Plasma will be exposed.
- Must Make Amends: She develops this attitude after learning just how unjustified Team Plasma was in most of its "liberation" of Pokemon. At the end of the arc, she joins N, Anthea and Concordia in personally returning all stolen Pokemon to their trainers.
- New Transfer Student: She transfers to the Pokémon Trainer's School at the start of the second term in September.
- Plot Coupon: She is in possession of a chip that contains Team Plasma's "liberation" records and the blueprints to stop a machine Colress is building. It's now in possession of Hugh.
- Ship Tease: While she was initially put off by Blake's advances, she slowly starts to develop feelings for him, to the point that he even replaces N in her dreams. It's thoroughly sunk by the end, with Whitley coming to accept that he doesn't actually feel that way toward her (or feel much of anything, for that matter), but still is glad to consider him a friend.
- There is also some hints for her and Hugh, particularly in the final chapter where it's implied that Hugh might have developed feelings for her.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Ghetsis is being arrested and swears that he'll escape one day and fool people into making him a leader once more, Whitley shuts him down by telling him that the Pokemon will never be fooled, as they will never forgive or forget what he's done to them.
- Third-Person Person: Depending on the translation, she speaks like this.
- Tights Under Shorts: Though her frilly shorts isn't too hard to be mistaken for a skirt.
- Undying Loyalty: For N and the original Team Plasma, still believing in their just crusade to free Pokemon from humans. As such, she wasn't exactly thrilled to receive a Pokédex, the icon of Pokemon enslavement. This changes by the end of the arc, as she realizes that Team Plasma's crusade was completely misaimed, although she still remains loyal to N, who's come to the same conclusion about "Pokemon liberation".
Foongy (Dake-chan)Whitleys first Pokemon. He was initially one of the Pokemon liberated by Team Plasma that Whitley took care of. He is fiercely protective of Whitley
- Chest Monster: It looks like a Poké Ball. When Whitley was first presented with the Pokemon she was supposed to take care of, she was confused that there was a Poké Ball with them and accidentally threw Foongy after learning he was a Pokemon.
- Glass Cannon: Foongy can one shot opponents it really shouldn't be able to even under the most generous of circumstances, but it doesn't take much for it to get knocked down, either.
- Green Thumb: Grass is his primary type.
- Poisonous Person: Poison is his secondary type.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Is deceptively powerful for its size. They knocked out a Pawniard with 1 Giga Drain, and a whole room of Muk with a single Clear Smog.
AccelgorWhitley's second Pokemon. In preparation for another fight with Team Plasma, Whitley, with a Quick Ball given by Blake and with Foongy's help, caught a Shelmet in Abyssal Ruins, which evolved when she temporarily traded it with Blake's Karrablast.
Kalos Dex Holders
- Berserk Button: The paparazzi. Seeing Alexa and Viola immediately angers him and forces him back into hiding.
- Broken Ace: He used to be a kid with great battling potential that could potentially rival the Elite Four and the Champion... until too much exposure from the paparazzi forced him into reclusion.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Don't want to leave your room? Wait until your house gets torched by an evil organization after your stuff!
- Childhood Friends: With Y, Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna.
- Deadpan Snarker: A mild one. When Y yells at him to say something, he does exactly that.
- Doomed Hometown: Vaniville Town is reduced to rubble in the second round of the arc.
- The Drag-Along: Even after Xerneas and Yveltal's battle destroy his town and Team Flare burns down his house, he still has no interest in seeing the world.
- Dub Name Change: The French version has his real name to be 'Xavier', with X being just a nickname.
- Former Child Star: Even though he wasn't an actor, the press still put an amazing amount of expectations and pressure on him as a young child.
- Flung Clothing: Happens to to him at the end of the second chapter by Y which leaves him only in his boxers.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: His title The Loner is non-indicative, but he's the master of Mega Evolution.
- Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Inverted. He was a wonderful trainer, but hated the attention it got him.
- Heroic BSoD: He secludes himself away in depression after his perceived failure to prevent Korrinas Key Stone from being stolen.
- Hikkikomori: He was once a famous trainer, but is now a shut-in who refuses to leave his room. This is the result of an incident in which the paparazzi tried to pull Lil Kanga away from Kanga to get a picture.
- Hyper-Awareness: Being secluded from the outside world for so long has considerably sharpened his senses.
- Iconic Item: X is already in possession of the Mega Ring, which Team Flare is after.
- It's All My Fault: Part of the reason why he's so cold towards others is because he feels responsible for endangering the Pokemon and people around him, most clearly shown when he blames himself for Korrina's Key Stone getting stolen.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: X is unwilling to add more Pokemon to his team in fear that Team Flare will harm them.
- Pajama-Clad Hero: X is taken along by his friends in his pajamas, and he stays in them for the first few chapters.
- Parental Abandonment: His parents work in another region. Y's mother, Grace, has been providing for him in their absence.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Y's Energetic Girl.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Y is mistaken to be his girlfriend two times by Celosia and Cassius, and he denies this to the latter.
- Ship Tease: With Y. The two have been childhood friends for a long time, and even with him turning into a shut-in Y's the only one to not give up on him. And despite his seeming disinterest, he actually does appreciate all that she's done for him, which she overhears and teases him over.
- Interestingly enough, most of his Ship Tease with Y comes from him, such as when he gets into an even worse mood than usual when she enters into a Heroic BSoD, strongly denying that she's his girlfriend to Cassius, and outright blushing when Y tells him how he's her inspiration and when she overhears him express his gratitude to her.
- When She Smiles: Rare Male Example, but X's default expression is one of resigned depression, but Viola when sees him genuinely smiling, she compliments how nice it looks and wants to take photographs.
- Uncle Penny Bags: X never spent any of the considerable money he won during the Junior Tournament, meaning that he's the one funding their journey.
- Up to Eleven: In order to fight off Zygarde, X takes 5 Key Stones and Mega Evolves all of his Pokemon sans Marisso to fight the Legendary Pokemon.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As a child he was kind and outgoing, helping Y to discover her own dream, but after a bad encounter with the paparazzi he became cold and distant.
Kanga and Li'l Kanga (Garu and Kogaru)X's Kangaskhan and her child, respectively.
- Badass Adorable: Cute, baby Li'l Kanga once it Mega Evolves.
- Non-Elemental: They are Normal-type.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: Li'l Kanga is still an infant Kangaskhan despite having been with X for several years now. This seems to be because she refuses to leave her mothers pouch, imitating X who refuses to leave his home.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Lil Kanga is small but even so is capable of fighting alongside its mother, even before Mega Evolving.
- Shock and Awe: Knows Thunderbolt.
- Super Mode: They have access to their Mega Evolution, allowing Li'l Kanga to fight on her own.
- Super Strength: Li'l Kanga after Mega Evolving.
MarissoA Chespin given to X by Professor Sycamore (through Trevor) in hopes of getting X out of his depression. It later joins X's team after X saw how hard it worked in his battle against Professor Sycamore.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: As a Chesnaught he has Fighting as his secondary type
- Determinator: Despite it having a type disadvantage to Charmander, it's still willing to battle.
- Green Thumb: Is Grass-type as a Chespin and Quilladin and its his primary type as a Chesnaught.
- Rolling Attack: Knows Rollout.
- Spike Shooter: He knows Pin Missile.
SalamèA Charmander that originally belongs to Professor Sycamore. X decides to take it with him after losing his battle against Professor Sycamore.
- Blow You Away: Flying is his secondary type as a Charizard.
- Character Tics: Has a habit of holding onto its tail. It's because its Mega Stone's hidden in its flame.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Dragon becomes his secondary type upon Mega Evolution.
- Playing with Fire: He is Fire-type as a Charmander and Chameleon and has it as his primary type as a Charizard.
- Super Mode: He can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X.
ElècA wild Pokemon that originally stole Y's clothes when it was an Electrike. It eventually evolves into Manectric during it's first meeting with the group, and assists X in fighting against Team Flare grunts.
GarmaA Gengar that originally belonged to Gurkinn, but was given to X when he was able to bond with and Mega-Evolve it. It has a show-off personality and constantly likes to be praised.
- Attention Whore: Always wants to be the center of attention and be praised. X is able to exploit this, convincing Garma to fight by saying everyone will think hes cool if he wins.
- Living Shadow: He can hide in someones shadow. He first appears doing this, appearing from Xs shadow save him from Celosias Aegislash.
- Poisonous Person: Poison is his secondary type.
- Soul Power: Ghost is his primary type.
- Super Mode: He has access to its Mega Evolution.
RuteA wild Pinsir that decided to join X's team when its rival Scyther was drained of its life force.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Is a Bug-type as a Pinsir and its primary type as a Mega Pinsir.
- Blood Knight: It enjoys battles and constantly fights with a rival Scyther. X convinces it to join his team by promising that it will face tough challengers.
- Blow You Away: Gains Flying as a secondary type when it Mega Evolves.
- Covered with Scars: It has many scars caused by its encounters with a rival Scyther.
- The Rival: Has one in a Scyther. They constantly train so that they can be stronger every time they encounter each other. When the Scyther cant move because Team Flare drained it of its Life Energy, Rute becomes very angry.
- Super Mode: It has access to its Mega Evolution.
Yvonne "Y" Gābena (Y na Gābena)
- All of the Other Reindeer: Used to be socially isolated and bullied by her peers in the Sky Training Academy just because she got special treatment for having a famous mom.
- Berserk Button:
- Paparazzi and reporters, as they are the reason X refuses to leaves his home. That said, when Viola reveals she is the Santalune Gym Leader and offers the group temporary sanctuary, Y's opinion of her improves.
- Having her Malaproper tendencies pointed out.
- Boyish Short Hair: Her second to last haircut. It is even shorter than X's shoulder-length hair.
- Brutal Honesty: She tends to say what she thinks, a trait she picked up from X's old self.
- Close-Call Haircut: Her hair gets chopped to shoulder-length when Celosia catches her spying on her and Malva.
- Childhood Friends: With X, Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna.
- Determinator: Regarding X. Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna have all given up on trying to get him to come out of his room, but not Y, who despite being busy with her own life always finds time to visit him everyday and try to bring him outside. His repeated rejection of her attempts has not fazed her one bit.
- Doomed Hometown: Vaniville Town is completely destroyed in the second round of the arc.
- Dub Name Change: Viz has her real name to be Yvonne, with Y being a nickname.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: The only main female character to change her hairstyle multiple times. A flashback showed that she used to have pigtails as a child. When the story first started, she initially freely swapped between having a low ponytail and a high one. Then Celosia chops half her hair off when she managed to listen in on Team Flare's plans, the second time was when Shauna gives her a shorter haircut in order to prepare her for her successor ceremony, and the third time has her sporting a bob cut after the three month Time Skip and everyone's troubles with Team Flare was over.
- Fangirl: Of Diantha, when she used to be an actress.
- Follow in My Footsteps: As the child of the famous Rhyhorn racer Grace, everyone expected her to become like her mother, much to her chagrin. She rebels and decides to become a Sky Trainer instead, sparking a lot of arguments with her mother.
- Floral Theme Naming: Her full name in Japanese is likely a reference to both her game counterpart and the Golden Serena gerbena daisy.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Flyer, she's the master of Sky Battles.
- Heroic BSoD: When she learns that her mother was captured by Team Flare.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Played with. She's a better judge than she probably even realizes, noticing that something was off with Shauna when Shauna ended up being brainwashed and correctly deducing that despite his friendship with the obviously unhinged Lysandre, Professor Sycamore is oblivious rather than evil. The problem is that she second guesses herself and doesn't always go for her gut instinct.
- Hot-Blooded: Y is yelling in almost every chapter (and mostly at X). She starts to mellow out a bit in the latter half of the XY arc, stating that she needs to control her emotions now that she's a Mega Evolution successor.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Has absolutely no reservations in stripping herself or her friends of their clothes in public.
- Jumped at the Call: When Xerneas says it is looking to choose a trainer to use it, Y decides to simply start commanding Xerneas in battle, reasoning that she might as well go for it since they need the help and cant wait for Xerneas to pick. As a result of her successfully commanding it, Xerneas chooses her as its trainer.
- The Leader: Type II/III hybrid of the team of friends. She is also the one who keeps the group together.
- Magic Skirt: Y has an unfortunate tendency to get flung into walls. While this isn't so much a problem while she's in her flight suit, her Dangerously Short Skirt really shouldn't be able to hide anything when she does.
- Malaproper: And she doesn't take it too well when it's pointed out.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She's the one who persisted the most in getting X to open up. At the end of the XY arc, he finally admits that he's grateful for all her help.
- In a way, this is her way of thanking X as he was basically hers first by encouraging her to be more open back when they first met.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not only does her form-fitted flight suit (which she wears for like half the XY chapter) accentuate her curves, but Y is canonically the most developed among the female Dex Holders, beating even Green! And did we mention that she's only 12?
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to X's Savvy Guy.
- Ship Tease: With X. The two have been childhood friends for a long time, and when he became a shut-in she's the only one who never gave up on him. Her trust on and dedication and persistence to X borders on the selfless at times, especially considering that he rarely even shows her how much he appreciates her efforts.
- Static Character: Other than resolving her family issues and growing out of her hotbloodedness she doesn't change significantly from her role as the group's determined and reliable leader throughout the entire XY arc.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She sometimes has her hair in the style of her NPC version.
- Tsundere: Type B and almost exclusively toward X.
- The Worf Effect: Y will be the first of the group to get knocked around. Justified, as she is stronger than Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna but X isn't likely to fight back unless he's being directly targeted, meaning that, by default, Y is the first to jump in the fray.
Fletchy (Yako-chan)Y's Fletchling. Evolves into a Fletchinder while battling Yvette and the sky trainer trainees.
- Blow You Away: Flying is her secondary type.
- Flight: Naturally, as a Flying type. She's specifically the Pokemon she uses in her Sky Training.
- Non-Elemental: Normal type is her primary type as a Fletchling.
- Playing with Fire: Fire becomes her primary type as a Fletchinder.
Veevee (Vuivui)Y's Sylveon, which she first gets as an Eevee.
- Badass Adorable: As are all Fairy types.
- Killer Rabbit: As an Eevee, and arguably as Sylveon.
- Life Drain: Knows Draining Kiss, which takes half the damage inflicted and uses it to heal her.
- Non-Elemental: As an Eevee she is Normal-type.
- Our Fairies Are Different: As a Sylveon she is Fairy-type. This one is based off a mammal that can evolve into many different types.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Knows Baby-Doll Eyes.
Croaky (Kerokero)Y's Froakie that originally belonged to Professor Sycamore.
- Combat Pragmatist: Dark is his secondary type as a Greninja.
- Doppelgänger Spin: He knows Double Team.
- Making a Splash: He is Water-type as a Froakie and Frogadier and its his primary type as a Greninja.
- Ninja: As can be clearly seen by his design, focus on stealth, and even the move Water Shuriken
Rhyrhy (Saisai)Y's Rhyhorn that was originally Grace's. It's often used to carry X around via a makeshift tent on its back.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Its Ground and Rock type.
- Utility Party Member: It hasnt been trained to fight, only to race, so Y uses it to carry the tent X refuses to leave.
SolsolY's Absol. It is her only Pokemon that can Mega Evolve.
- Combat Pragmatist: It is Dark-type.
- Dark Is Not Evil: It is Dark-type but only wants to prevent disasters.
- Super Mode: As mentioned, it can Mega Evolve.
XerxerY's Xerneas, which chose her as its trainer in order to stop Team Flare's plans.
- Heroic Sacrifice: It makes itself and Yveltal go dormant to end their endless battle and weaken Zygarde enough for X to defeat it.
- Life Drain: It knows Horn Leech.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Its Fairy-type but looks like a giant deer.
- Pals with Jesus: Y becomes pretty chummy with a beast that creates life.
- Olympus Mons: It is a legendary Pokemon with dominion over the creation of life.
- Telepathy: Is capable of communicating telepathically with Y.
Alola Dex Holders
- All for Nothing: A truly tragic example, his goal to obtain 100 million to buy back his grandfather's island turn out to be for nothing since in the time it took for him to gather the money, Aether Paradise was already made and it will take a whole lot more money to buy what is built on top of the island along with reconstructing it. On top of that, Faba only suggested him to buy it back as a joke, never thinking Sun would actually do it, which means it was for nothing the day he started.
- Animal Motifs: As evident by his mouth shape and his first 2 Pokémon, cat.
- Angst? What Angst?: See The Pollyanna entry below.
- Break the Cutie: As mentioned above, discovering the fact his goal to obtain 100 million was for nothing.
- Berserk Button: The Aether Foundation is this for him, stemming from the fact that he believes they "stole" his late grandfather's island to build Aether Paradise, and is the reason he's collecting 100 million Yen to buy it back. By USUM, he tries to fight anyone associated with them the point where Moon has to stop him several times from attacking the only opportunity to escape the Ultra Deep Sea that appeared in six months they were trapped.
- Birds of a Feather: Strikes up an immediate friendship with Kiawe, being both hot-blooded individuals who are saving money to follow in their dreams, to the extent that by the end of USUM, Kiawe is working with Sun in his courier service.
- Brutal Honesty: The kid has no filter at all, which leads to him making borderline rude and inappropriate comments in otherwise serious situations.
- Butt-Monkey: Prone to slapstick. Was even beat up physically by Professor Kukui.
- Cat Smile: His most prominent feature.
- Cheerful Child: States that he doesn't mind being an Idiot Hero as long as he can have fun. That said, he gets pretty grumpy if he loses any money-making opportunity.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Saver, he represents money.
- Goal in Life: His goal is to collect 100 million in order to buy back his grandfather's island.
- This is also his biggest flaw since he's so driven to achieve it that he ignores a bigger crisis such as the Ultra Beast invasion which left Solgaleo vulnerable and got him snatched up by Necrozma along with Moon and Lunala trying to save him by chasing after him, leaving Lusamine unchallenged and allowed to ravage Alola for 6 months.
- By the end of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, he's now working to make the Poke Pelago his grandfather always planned a reality.
- Honor Before Reason: Even though he's desperate for cash, he still intends to earn it through honest means. He even intended to return the Sparkling Stone to Tapu Koko the next time they meet, and gets angry at Professor Kukui for insinuating that he wanted to sell it.
- In-Series Nickname: Moon just calls him "Delivery Boy".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a greedy and self-centered person, with little brain-to-mouth filter, but he's also fair and honorable.
- Like Pokemon, Like Trainer: It's shown that despite Sun being a active workaholic compared to Cent's laziness, several scenes show that he can be just as sluggish as Cent about stuff not related to earning money. As its shown later on, both of them greatly care about their grandfather/their trainer, and share a single-minded focus of getting back their grandfather's island above all else.
- Money Fetish: He aims to collect ₽100 million. He takes on numerous jobs to accumulate the money he needs, which primarily involve delivery. He later reveals it's to buy the island that the Aether Foundation took from his Great Grandpa. In fact, after it is revealed that the money was pointless, he completely loses any interest on it, as seen from how he says "can always buy more."
- Only in It for the Money: One clear example is in the full-force tournament, when the prize is revealed to be the Island Challenge Amulet. He suddenly regains motivation, believing it would fetch him a pretty penny.
- Theme Naming: His Pokémon are named after real-world currencies (international ones in Japanese, American ones in English), combined with a pun. It also seemed to be something he took from his late grandfather, since his 3 Alolan Meowth he owned were named Cent, Peso, and Dollar
- The Pollyanna: Moon notes that he's remarkably chipper even after learning that all the money he earned for 5 years was for nothing and being stuck in the Ultra Deep Sea for six months.
- Ship Tease: With Moon and Lillie.
- Young Entrepreneur: Aside from his main job of being a delivery boy, he also makes some profit off selling Pyukumuku slime as a cosmetic product to Alolan women.
Cent (Dollar)Sun's Alolan Meowth. It's normally lazy, but gets active during battle.
- And Then What?: Seems to have a non-verbal version of this after watching Faba be taken by multiple Nihilego.
- Berserk Button: Getting its coin dirty.
- Blood Knight: As Sun explains to Moon, its very sluggish outside of battle. It's subverted, in that its only active in battle to help Sun obtain the money needed to buy back his gransfather's island.
- Combat Pragmatist: It's a pure Dark-type.
- Only in It for the Money: When Lillie notices that it's walking away instead of fighting Necrozma, Sun explains it was only working with him to get the money to buy back his grandfather's island. Once Faba explained that was impossible, they were only working together up until they escaped Ultra Space, which afterward Cent was free to do whatever it wants.
- Hidden Depths: The fact that in the last chapter, Cent is with Sun while on his courier job and attacks the other two couriers who carelessly drops their packages, and makes them apologize implies that, despite Sun's belief that they weren't friends, Cent did care for Sun on some level to, at least, come back.
- Punny Name: "Daraa" means sluggish, in addition to standing for Dollar. In English, the name is "Cent" because Sun considers it "so lazy, it's nearly worthless."
- Revenge Before Reason: After Sun returns from Ultra Space, it chooses to go after Faba rather than fight Necrozma along Sun and his other Pokemon.
- Tragic Keepsake: Dollar previously belonged to Sun's deceased great-grandfather.
- Unstoppable Rage: If its Berserk Button is pressed it flies into a rage. It managed to defeat a Goliospod, which had a Type advantage, once it got mad enough.
Dollar (En)Sun's Litten that he received from Professor Kukui. It evolve into a Torracat while fighting Tapu Lele alongside Kiawe, Kaihli, and Moon, and later, evolves into Incineroar while fighting Necrozma in Mount Lanakila.
- Playing with Fire: It's Fire-type.
- Punny Name: Moon initially assumes "En" comes from the Japanese term for blaze. It's also similar to the Japanese "yen". The English explanation for the name hasn't been given.
Quarter (Baht)Sun's Wishiwashi. It was originally the Totem Pokemon of Lana's trial but decided to join Sun on his journey.
- Attack Its Weakpoint: Sun wins the trail by having Cent directly attack him while in Schooling Form, breaking it apart.
- Exotic Eye Designs: It's x-shaped eyes are the inspiration for Sun's nickname for it.
- Making a Splash: It is Water-type.
- Punny Name: The Baht is the currency of Thailand, and when spelled using Japanese characters, it is similar to the term batsu (a type of "x" mark used to indicate an incorrect answer). In English, Sun names it "Quarter" because of how the x divides its eye into fourths.
- Synchronized Swarming: Its Schooling ability lets it combine with many other Wishiwashi to become the massive School Form.
Penny (Franc)Sun's Mimikyu. A Totem Pokemon that Acerola sent Sun to photograph, but Sun wound up provoking it with careless insults. After realizing what he'd done, Sun apologized and offered it a place on his team so that it could go out and meet new people instead of wallowing in lonliness.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Fairy is its secondary Type.
- Punny Name: The Franc is a European currency (primarily French until they switched to the Euro). It also somehow refers to the way Mimikyu's disguise flops around when it's damaged. Its name in English isn't nearly as punny, with Sun choosing "Penny" just as a symbol of good luck.
- Soul Power: Ghost is its primary Type.
Loot (Dong)Sun's Crabominable. It originally caused trouble on Poni Island after forming a gang out of the native Crabrawler, until Sun and Hapu confronted it. After Hapu defeated it, it then followed her in hopes that she'd become its trainer, but with her team already full it reluctantly accepted a place on Sun's team instead.
- An Ice Person: Ice is its secondary Type.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting is its primary Type.
- Punny Name: In Japan, it's named for the currency of Veitnam and for a mafia don after the way it led a gang of Crabrawler. The English release uses the same mob-boss explanation for the name "Loot".
- Admiring the Abomination: Abomination is too strong a word, but she geeks out over the cuteness of Poison-Types.
- Archer Archetype: Adept at using Poké Balls-tipped arrows.
- Child Prodigy: Revealed to have received a doctorate degree at the mere age of 6, and became a pharmacist at age 10.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Tends to immediately help others in need. While her help is generally appreciated, she'll even go out of her way for things that may not have been necessarily asked for.
- She doesn't hesitate to try to save Guzma, despite him having just unleashed a bunch of Ultra Beasts.
- This is also deconstructed when she immediately went to save Sun with Nebby after he along with Solgaleo got snatched by Necrozma while there is an Ultra Beast Invasion going on which allowed Lusamine to ravage Alola for 6 months.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: She was designed with Bae Doona's appearance in mind.
- Deadpan Snarker: She doesn't mince her words whenever she expresses her frustration at Sun.
- Fish out of Water: Is new to Alola, and thinks its overall ambiance doesn't suit her character. She's also ignorant to some things like the regional variant types.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: As The Mixer, she's the master of items, particularly status healing items.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: She always seems to run into people and Pokemon that require her medicine, especially Sun.
- Hammerspace: Somehow her small shoulder bag can store a regular-sized bow and arrows, a medicine chest, and several changes of clothing.
- In-Series Nickname: Sun calls her "Ms. Customer Package", after their first meeting where he ended up delivering her to Professor Kukui, and Faba mentions that she was called "Miss Poison" after earning her doctorate for her interest in poisons and Poison-Type Pokemon.
- It's All My Fault: Blames herself for a Piplup being poisoned and unable to be cured by normal means.
- Jumped at the Call: When Piplup got poisoned and she learned that the ingredients could only be found in Alola at the same time that Rotom arrived and needed to be delivered, she jumped on the chance to go there to retrieve them.
- Mad Scientist: Seemed to had a stint of this just after earning her doctorate, as Faba mentions she made a poison that melted through a room and tried to experiment in trying to convert any Pokemon into a Poison-Type before she became interested in pharmaceuticals.
- The Medic: Is quite proud of her skills in pharmacy, stating that there's no medicine she can't make. She also has basic first aid skills and even caught a Grubbin to use its silk for makeshift casts.
- Mukokuseki: Averted to a degree. Some readers have agreed that she looks rather distinctly Asian, likely due to the reasons stated below in Race Lift.
- Not So Above It All: She's shown to be an avid fangirl for Poison types, to the point that Sun and even Gladion are surprised.
- Only Sane Man: Less than a day in Alola and of meeting Sun and she's already exasperated with his antics.
- Poisonous Person: She openly adores poison-types. This makes sense, as she's a pharmacist who studies poisons and their antidotes. This also makes her notable among dex holders as she is the first dex holder to display any sort of type preference (though she only has two, along with two others that aren't poisonous). Sun refers to her as a "poison maiden".
- Race Lift: Implied. While Moon still has her game counterpart's default coloring, Yamamoto stated in a tweet that Moon is modeled after a character played by Korean actress Bae Doona and going a step further by making her Weapon of Choice what appears to be a stylized Korean war bow.
- Ship Tease: With Sun, who she inexplicably worries for and looks after despite being exasperated with him most of the time, and quite a bit with Gladion.
- Skewed Priorities: In that she can only focus on one at a time. She'll put all her attention on whatever newest problem pops up in front of her, regardless of what she was doing beforehand, even if the older problem is the arguably more important one.
- The Spock: Slightly. She's normal most of the time, but after she lost to Gladion she realised that his claims about why he won amounted to unscientific concepts like luck and passion; and she entered a Heroic BSoD over it.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Notably to Crystal. Both are seemingly sent by a professor for a specific goal, and are both serious in it. However, they both meet and befriend a hotheaded boy, and is tired of their antics. There's even a doodle from Yamamoto addressing this.◊
DecidueyeA Pokemon Moon received from Professor Kukui. Evolves into a Dartrix while stranded in Ultra Space. After Moon was rescued by Gladion, it would evolve into Decidueye.
- Archer Archetype: Becomes this once it becomes Decidueye.
- Blow You Away: Flying is its secondary type.
- Green Thumb: Grass is its primary type.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Strong enough to lift both Moon and Mareanie as it flies.
- Soul Power: Once he evolves into Decidueye, its Flying Type is replaced by Ghost.
CharjabugA Pokemon Moon caught as a Grubbin after joining the Iki Town festival tournament. By the time the Trial Captains face off with Team Skull, it has evolved to Charjabug.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: It's a Bug-type.
- Shock and Awe: Gains an Electric-type upon evolving into Charjabug.
MareanieA Pokemon Moon first used in the Iki town festival tournament.
MukAn Alolan Grimer Moon first used in the Iki town festival tournament. Evolves into Alolan Muk after being stranded in Ultra Space.
Galar Dex Holders
Sword "Sou-chan" Tsurugi
The male protagonist of the Sword & Shield saga, he is a weaponsmith whose profession has been passed down from generations. Currently helping Professor Magnolia in researching the Dynamax phonemenon while doing the Gym Challenge.
- The Blacksmith: Downplayed. Sword's family has a long history of blacksmithing, but he has only been taught to maintain weapons, not make them. He applies his skills to his Pokémon's equipment, mantaining, sharpening, and modifying them to bring out their maximum performance. Shieldmilia calls him a "Gear Meister" for this.
- Breaking Old Trends: Instead of getting the starter Pokémon that is strong against the previous male protagonist (in his case Sobble), he gets the one weak against it instead (Grookey).
- Character Tics: He wears his beanie low to keep his bangs out of his face while he works, then pulls his beanie back up when he's done.
- Disappeared Dad: His father died sometime before meeting Shielmilia, but not before passing on his sword-smithing knowledge.
- Enemy Mine: Invokes this in Chapter 4, where he forces 2 Team Yell members to go into a Den with him and Shilly to fight a Dynamaxed Pokemon together.
- Eyes Always Shut: More often with not, he's drawn with these to emphasize how easygoing he is.
- Family Business: His family has a proud history of blacksmithing, with its knowlege being passed down from parent to child, but Sword himself has never actually seen a real one in-person. This is what gets him to explore the Slumbering Weald in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Rusted Sword and the Rusted Shield.
- Goroawase Number: His uniform number, "808", can be read as 8/08, or August 8th, the day the first volume of Pokemon Adventure was released in Japan.
- Guile Hero:
- A notable trait of his is his crafty approach to problem-solving. He deals with an ambush by Team Yell by asking Stickyn to force them into a Den with a Dynamaxed Gurdurr, or asking Lancenyn to "wander" into the forbidden Slumbering Weald to give Schilly an excuse to enter the area to retrieve some Wishing Stars that fell there.
- When battling Milo, he and Lanceyn are forced into a corner with only one Max move left to their name after Eldegoss floods the stadium with spores to conceal their location. Rather than aim blindly, Sword and Lanceyn remain completely silent while waiting for Milo to call out to Eldegoss. Thinking Lanceyn fainted, Milo calls out to Eldegoss, exposing its position and allowing Sword to call down a Max Knuckle to knock Eldegoss out.
- Against Nessa, he and Stickyn are also cornered by her Gigantamaxed Drednaw. After disarming Stickyn of one stick and blowing away the other, Nessa announces that her victory is all but assured... then the "blown away" stick comes back like a boomerang and hits Drednaw in the temple. It's then that Sword reveals that he had Stickyn throw the stick at just that moment to make it seem like it had lost it, lowering Nessa's and Drednaw's guard enough for it to hit.
- In-Series Nickname: "Sou-chan", a shortened version of his given name.
- Meaningful Name: His full name in Japanese kanji literally translates to "Swordsmith", which is appropriate given his specialty in creating and maintaining accessories for Pokémon.
- It's All My Fault: Magnoila explains that the main reason Soudo works as her assistant is because he feels responsible for Schilly losing her original five Pokemon in the Slumbering Weald.
- Nice Guy: Sword is easygoing, gentle and friendly.
- Odd Name Out: He is the only Dex Holder whose Japanese name is fully written in kanji. Other Dex Holders with Japanese-sounding names in the original Japanese version, such as Blue and Sapphire, had their names written in katakana. He's also the only character in Galar with a Japanese-sounding name in the localization that would be more at home in Kanto than in Galar.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the "Blue Oni" between him and Shieldmilia; being the calm, logical one who uses strategy in his battles. Do note that while he's the calm one, he is no less pushy than Shieldmilia, as Marvin can attest to about him joining them.
- Repetitive Name: In Japanese, "Tsurugi" means Sword, making his full name Sword Sword.
- Smarter Than You Look: His gentle, easygoing demeanor makes it easy to write him off as spacey or airheaded, which leads Bede to dismiss him as an amateur. But Sword is very keen and methodical when it comes down to it, handling his battles with trickery and strategy in comparison to his more excitable friend Shieldmilia. He also gets laser-focused while examining and performing maitenance on his Pokémon's equipment, to the point that Marvin could scarcely believe Sword is the same person he met in the woods.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Sword's given name is also shown to be written in Japanese kanji as "Soudo/創人", which translates to "creator/forger", giving his full name a double meaning of Swordsmith. The fan English translation kept his name spelt as Soudo due to this.
- Theme Naming: In Chapter 4, he decides to give his Pokemon nicknames based on the tools they wield + "yn".
- Underestimating Badassery: He's on the receiving end of this frequently because of how laidback and gentle he is. His calm, relaxed demeanor causes other trainers to let their guard down until they're blindsided by his surprisingly ingenious tactics.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Downplayed, as he discusses this with Professor Magnolia and Marvin. While his opinion of Chairman Rose wasn't that huge before, it certainly gets worse after Rose's dismissal of Bede, noting that despite his words that he helped Bede because he saw something of himself in him, he didn't even bother to remember his name and was unbelievely quick to dismiss him.
LanceynSword's first Pokemon shown, a Sirfetch'd, who was originally an Galarian Farfetch'd. They were first seen rescuing Mavin when he was falling in a cliff.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting is its primary and only Type.
- Jousting Lance: Like all Sirfetch'd, they wield their Leek like one, and knows how to use it.
- Signature Move: Already knows its own, Meteor Assault. It's first used to defeat an holographic Dynamax Pangoro.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Is introduced saving Marvin after he fell off a cliff by throwing his Leek into the cliffside to catch his fall.
- Underground Monkey: Their species is one, being an evolution of the Fighting-Type Galarian Farfetch'd, compared to the non-evolving Normal/Flying Kantonian Farfetch'd.
StickynSword's Thwackey, which was originally a Grookey, until it evolved after a training match with Marvin and Tearie.
- Battle Boomerang: Stickyn learns to bend its sticks to throw it like a boomerang, generating a small whirlwind that dries of Tearie and allows Stickyn to close the distance. Sword and Stickyn repeat this strategy while Dynamaxed against Nessa, with Sword nothing that it only worked as well as it did because Nessa sealed off all their other options.
- Dual Wielding: Gains and wields a second stick once it evolves.
- Green Thumb: Grass is their primary and only type.
- Everything Is Better With Monkeys: Is based on one.
BeamynSword's Gurdurr, obtained after fighting it in a Max Raid Battle with Shieldmilia and Two Team Yell members that ambushed them.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: It's a Fighting-Type.
- Carry a Big Stick: Already wields a large steel beam as a weapon, then turned Up to Eleven when its introduced Dynamaxed, its beam makes Soudo, Shilly, and the Team Yell members look like ants.
- Status Buff: Unfortunately, for the Team Yell member using the Thevil, its ability is Guts, which increases its Attack when they're inflicted with a Status Ailment.
- Logical Weakness: It wields a metal beam as a weapon, which can be heated up. Ultimately, they lose when Soudo had Shilly and a Team Yell member heat it to unbearable levels with Fire attacks, which left it open to a Brave Bird from Lanceyn.
FannynSword's Oranguru, who willingly joins Sword after he helps fix its fan after Sonia accendently broke it, throwing it into a rage.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: "Asks" Soudo to capture them after he repairs their fan.
- Berserk Button: Breaking its fan. The main reason it attacks Sonia is that she damaged it trying to untangle her shoe from it, and only stops attacking when Sword fixes it.
- Mind Manipulation: It's shown to be able to control a Pokemon by waving its fan at them, although it can only do this to one Pokemon at a time.
- Mind over Matter: Its secondary Type is Psychic.
- Non-Elemental: Its primary Type is Normal.
- Power Incontinence: As a result of their fan being damaged, it ends up controlling the wrong Pokemon twice in quick sucession; First when it ends up controlling Raihan's Sandaconda instead of his Duradulon, and again when instead of Soudo's Stickyn, it controls Sonia's Yamper and it unleashes a bolt of electricity on everyone, including Fannyn.
Shieldmilia "Shi-chan" Tate
The female protagonist of the Sword & Shield saga, she is a computer engineer. Currently helping Professor Magnolia in researching the Dynamax phonemenon while also doing the Gym Challenge.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Similar to Black, she also seems to be on the autism spectrum, being single-focused in front of others. For example, when first meeting Marvin, she keeps asking if her action scared him, not taking into consideration how he feels.
- Ditzy Genius: She's a bonafide Gadgeteer Genius and a talented Pókemon trainer, but her hyperactivity and tendency to bull rush everything gets her into a lot of trouble. She also has trouble reading the room at times and it takes her some time to realize that she can ask for help in looking for her missing Pókemon.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her introduction in the series highlights her as a hyperactive girl, first seen pranking and chasing a young boy named Marvin while wearing a Ball Guy head.
- Expy Coexistence: While both she and Hop exist in the story, she takes his Deuteragonist role in the game (She's one of two people who enters the Slumbering Weald and encounters the Legendary Pokemon, is the hot-blooded best friend to Soudo, and is endorsed by the Champion Leon). The end result is that, like Hau in Sun and Moon Special, Hop is Demoted to Extra as a regular Gym Challenger.
- Gadgeteer Genius: She made her own 3D projector and VR headset that can simulate a Dynamax battle, complete with feeling pain if you get struck via electrical shocks.
- Genki Girl: She's very hyperactive and perky.
- Goroawase Number: Her uniform number, "303", can be read as 3/03, or March 3rd, the day the first chapter of Pokemon Adventure was published in Japan.
- Honor Before Reason: She could have asked Sword how he beat Milo, but refuses to hear him out and swears him to secrecy until after she wins her match on her own merits.
- Hypocritical Humor: When she takes Mavin to thank Sword and his Sirfetch'd, she tells the boy not to yell... while speaking at the top of her voice herself.
- In-Series Nickname: "Shi-chan", a shortened version of her given name (and also her preferred form of address). The fan English translation changes it to "Schilly".
- Large Ham: She's extremely showy, excitable, and hyperactive, with No Indoor Voice to boot.
- Modesty Shorts: Just like her game counterpart, Shieldmilia wears black shorts underneath her dress.
- Motor Mouth: She loudly harps on about her enthusiasm for Dynamaxing at top speed, close to one of Marvin's ears.
- No Indoor Voice: She often speaks at the top of her voice, to Magnolia's annoyance.
- Odd Name Out: Like Soudo, she is one of the only Dex Holders whose Japanese surname is written in kanji, where her given name is written in katakana.
- Otaku: She's very vocal about her enthusiasm for Dynamaxing.
- The Pollyanna: A year ago, when Sou and Schilly encountered Zacian and Zamazenta in the Slumbering Weald, she actually lost all of her previous 5 Pokémon. However, cue to her in the present time, and she's still as energetic as ever. But it's also made clear that she misses them all dearly and she later sends out a broadcast begging anyone who's seen them to let her know.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: As the tropes above show, she's the "Red Oni" between her and Soudo.
- Repetitive Name: In Japanese, "Tate" means Shield, making her full name Shieldmilia Shield.
- Series Goal: Shared with Professor Magnolia, it's to study the Dynamax Phenomenon and to find her missing Pokémon.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her Japanese given name lacks the usual elongation present in the word "Shield", bringing it more closer to being pronounced as "Shildmilia". The fan English translation spells her name as Schildemilia due to this.
- Theme Naming: Her Pokemon, sans Scorbunny, were nicknamed after metric unit prefixes.
Scorbunny —> Raboot
Shieldmilia's first known Pokemon, which she first mentions while showing Mavin her Dynamax projector. It later evolves into Raboot during her match with Nessa.
- Not So Different: Is just as hyperactive as their trainer.
- Playing with Fire: Fire is their primary Type, and knows Ember.
- Fragile Speedster: As shown with the battle against the 3 Dreadnaw, it quickly weaves between them without trouble, but gets knocked out immediately when one gets lucky and bites straight down on his flame patch.
- Character Tics: Kilo has a habit of flapping its tail fin back and forth and stopping as if lost in thought. That's how Shieldmilia knows that this Arrokuda is Kilo.
- Making a Splash: Its primary Type is Water.
- Flying Seafood Special: They're first shown flying along Schilly when introduced.
- Secret Art: Schilly notes that its ability is Propeller Tail, which is their species' Hidden Ability.
TeraShieldmilia's Low-Key Form Toxtricity.
- Berserk Button: Shieldmilia admits that they have a habit of getting pissed off if a opponent its fighting turns out stronger than they assumed.
- The Berserker: Tera can become this if their Berserk Button above is pressed, as a result of the pain it gets from its sweat feeding into its anger, causing it to sweat more and agitating them more, to focus on defeating its target above all else. Schilly notes that if it can't defeat the opponent in time, it can faint from this self-feeding cycle.
- Poisonous Person: Their secondary Type is Poison.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: Schilly assumes that the reason it didn't listen to her was that it heard her nearby and wanted to show off. Allister believes to the contrary, it wasn't listening to her because it was agitated, and only calmed down once it heard her voice.
- Shock and Awe: Their primary Type is Electric.
- Tsundere: From Schilly's explanation above and how it reacts to Schilly's explanation, its all but stated that Tera is this.
- An Ice Person: Its sole Type is Ice.
MegaShieldmilia's Galarian Stunfisk.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Its primary Type is Ground.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Its secondary Type is Steel.
- Underground Monkey: Is one to the Unovian Stunfisk, who is Electric-Type instead of Steel-Type.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Its sole Type is Fighting.
Pokemon Ranger Protagonists
The main male character in the Pokemon Ranger short series.
- Workaholic: So much so that his girlfriend dumped him for it. Later subverted at a point when it's revealed that his current girlfriend turned ex is actually Tiffany in disguise, but played straight otherwise that he's much more focused at being a Ranger than anything else.
The main female character in the Pokemon Ranger short series.
The main male character in the Shadows of Almia chapters.
- The Ace: He can do even the work of an operator and a mechanic at the same time.
The female male character in the Shadows of Almia chapters.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Her main skill, which she always has an interest in tinkering with machines.
- The Ditz: Her Establishing Character Moment has her blowing up a styler on her first day of school.