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    Samurai 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yukiji
Voiced in English by: Jimmy Zoppi
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Irwin Daayán
Voiced in European French by: Nessym Guetat


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: His replacement from the Takeshi Shudo-authored novelization never blames Ash for the trouble he created, and is generally a lot more humble.
  • Adapted Out: Of Takeshi Shudō's novels. His role is instead filled by a generic bug catcher from the original games.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Owns a Metapod (giant cocoon) and Pinsir (giant beetle).
  • Cool Helmet: His samurai outfit wouldn't be complete without one of those...
  • Cool Sword: ...or one of these. But it's actually a toy.
  • Free-Range Children: Apparently lives in a cabin by himself.
  • Hypocrite: Berates Ash for abandoning his Metapod when he was responsible for the whole mess by interrupting Ash's Weedle capture, and also considering Ash tried his hardest to get back the Metapod.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Repeatedly scolds and berates Ash but comes to respect him when he shows that he can be a competent Pokémon trainer, while even seeing himself as a novice compared to him.
  • Never My Fault: He accuses Ash of acting like this when Ash says it's his fault the Weedle got away and that he's the only one who should be blamed. Thing is, he's guilty of this attitude himself, since he pulled his (toy) sword on Ash to interrupt him even after Ash made it clear to him he was busy.
  • No Name Given: He's just called "Samurai".
  • One-Shot Character: The very first!
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Interrupts Ash's capture of a Weedle for a Pokémon battle, which later escalates into a full-on Beedrill attack.
  • Verbal Tic: In the original, he ends every sentence with "de gozaru," which was common in ancient samurai speech.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: His counterpart in the novelization calls Ash out on his failure to save Metapod (which is here due to negligence, as the Beedrill swarm is a coincidence).
  • Worthy Opponent: How he regards the other two Pallet trainers, Gary and eventually Ash.

    Seymour (Rikao) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Tetsuya Iwanaga
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Alfredo Gabriel Basurto


  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Ever since he was a boy he believed that Pokémon came from outer space.
  • Fanboy: Of the Clefairy.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Misty even lampshades this by saying that "He dosen't certanly look like the poetic type." in the English Dub

    AJ (Akira) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Benjamín Rivera


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: His Sandshrew trains by swimming in a pool to help build its resistance to Water-type attacks.
  • Anime Hair: It's very spiky.
  • The Cameo: A Jr. Trainer and his Sandshrew appear in Pokémon Yellow on the road to Rock Tunnel; defeating him prompts him to mention the need to restart their 100-win streak.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle His Sandshrew easily beats both Ash's Pidgeotto, and Ash's Butterfree, despite the fact that their Flying type are strong against Sandshrew.
    • Later on, his Sandshrew also easily defeats the Terrible Trio's respective Pokémon, and Meowth, even to the point that a single Fisure caused AJ to win by a forfeit.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Sandshrew happens to be his main partner, as well.
  • Killer Rabbit: His Sandshrew is small and cute, and its Fissure attack inflicts a One-Hit KO by causing a small earthquake followed by a fissure.
  • Multicolored Hair: Green in the front, black in the back.
  • The Rival: To Ash, which is lampshaded by Brock by telling Ash that he's found another rival.
  • Training from Hell: His style of Pokémon training. And it pays off, too.
  • Whip It Good: Uses a whip while training his Pokémon.

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    Joe (Jun) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Rikako Aikawa
Voiced in English by: Kayze Rogers
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Uraz Huerta

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His Weepienbell is easily beaten by Misty's Starmie despite having Water-type Pokémon being weak against Grass-Type Pokémon.
  • Green Thumb : Trains a Weepinbell.
  • Mythology Gag: He develops battling skills using a Pokémon simulator — not wholly unlike the original Pokémon games.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: When pressed by his fellow students, he pretends to know less than he actually does so that their grilling won't be so unbearable.

    Giselle (Seiyo Yūtō) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yumi Tōma
Voiced in English by: Annie Pondel
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Ana Lucía Ramos


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: A quintessential example of the trope, as her bullying is solely related to how well one does in class.
  • The Ace: She's the top student of the Beginner's class of Pokémon Tech (As according to her Badass Boast).
  • Bilingual Bonus: Her name in the dub comes from the greek word meaning "Blessed".
  • Break the Haughty: Ash defeating her was quite the slice of Humble Pie.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Her answer to Pikachu starting a staring contest with her Cubone during battle? Bone Club in the head, followed by Bonemerang. Her Cubone has the same attitude, and doesn't need being prompted to throw another Bonemerang at Pikachu when he tries to stand back up.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: After getting defeated by Ash, she becomes much nicer.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Her known Pokémon are Graveler and Cubone.
  • Dude Magnet: She's quite popular despite her attitude, and even has the honor of being the first and possibly only female to actually attract Ash's attention. Not to mention it was the only time Brock showed interest in somebody who wasn't an older woman (in the dub, in the Japanese version of the original series, Takeshi tends to imply Jailbait Wait).
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She is constantly bullying the younger students at the academy, including Joe...somewhat. All of her bullying consists of supplying useful tips for trainers, but in the harshest and most back-handed possible way.
  • Meaningful Name: Her Japanese name read as Yūtō Seiyo actually means honor student. Fitting considering how she seems to be a stuck-up know-it-all.
  • Pet the Dog: Consoled her Cubone when it lost to Ash's Pikachu in a battle, telling it that it did a great job.
  • Proud Beauty: "It's sad that others aren't blessed with my beauty"
  • Scissors Cuts Rock: Her Graveler easily beats Misty's Starmie despite having Rock-Type Pokémon being weak against Water-Type Pokémon. Ash later gives her a taste of her own medicine.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type C.

    Melanie (Midori) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Mako Hyōdō
Voiced in English by: Tara Jayne
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Mayra Arellano


    Damien (Daisuke) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Hikaru Midorikawa
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein (4Kids), Eli James (BW 116, flashback)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Eduardo Garza


  • Adaptational Heroism: His counterpart in the Pokémon Yellow game isn't as much of an uncaring jerkass as he is in the anime, as he actively knows he's a lousy trainer and figures his Charmander deserves better.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Seen showing off his large collection of Poké Balls to his gang of friends...and then boasting about how he got rid of Charmander. Some trainer.
  • Evil Brit: In the English Dub, it even went out of its way by showing what a bastard he was.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: His abuse of Charmander set the stage for its attitude problem, and all the trouble that it caused Ash, upon evolving.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Does this after Charmander roasts him alive. It's as cathartic and pathetic as it sounds.
  • Hate Sink: The whole purpose of his character is to show that not all Pokémon trainers are good ones and can be terrible, in contrast to Ash’s character.
  • Jerkass: Which is really saying something, because in his first appearance, he left Charmander to almost die (that is until Ash, Misty and Brock saved Charmander before its tail flame went out).
  • Kick the Dog: He abandoned his Charmander and had no intention of going back to get it, and he didn't even care that Charmander would have died in the rain.
  • Lack of Empathy: Showed no empathy for the fact that Charmander could have died sitting on that rock waiting for him.
  • Lazy Bum: He finds the training part of being a Pokemon trainer to be boring and simply desires Pokemon that are strong at the start so that can win more battles and show off.
  • Obviously Evil: His English name is DAMIEN for Pete's sake!

    Moe (Ryū) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kōichi Kitamura
Voiced in English by: Jimmy Zoppi

  • Cool Old Guy: To an extent, even after his restaurant becomes a success.
  • Dirty Old Man: Made explicitly so in the original Japanese ("I look forward to you in eight years!"); downplayed in the English dub ("You remind me of my granddaughter!").

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    Brutella and Nastina (Obaba) 
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Brutella
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Nastina

Voiced in Japanese by: Chika Sakamoto
Voiced in English by: Kayzie Rogers
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Rommy Mendoza

  • Evil Redhead: They're both pretty rotten people.
  • Humiliation Conga: Nastina's construction is sabotaged, all the buildings she was constructing are demolished, she gets blasted with Horsea ink, and ultimately gets sent flying.
  • Meaningful Name: Interestingly, Brutella's English name comes not from the word brute, but from the Italian word brutta, meaning "ugly." Nastina's name is based on just what we'd expect it to be, though.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Nastina took a shotgun to the Tentacruel attacking the city among other weapons that luckily didn't get edited out in the English Dub. Not that it worked.
  • Rich Bitch: Nastina, who's a hotel manager.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Aside from a slight-color difference as well as differently colored Hair Decorations, they're virtually identical. This is even lampshaded by the Terrible Trio, whom they mistake Nastina for Brutella in the original.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Brutella; the episode she first appears in was initially skipped (being dubbed in the one-off edit which came much later in the anime's run after the questionable content was cut out.) She gets a brief cameo at the end of the following episode, though (which is her only appearance in subsequent airings).

    Ghost of Maiden's Peak 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Michiko Neya
Voiced in English by: Megan Hollingshead
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Jacqueline Castañeda

  • Dude Magnet: She puts a spell on the local men to make them infatuated with her, so she can eventually steal them away. Except it's not actually her that's doing this, but a Gastly who masquerades as her spirit in order to keep her legend alive, and a old lady who not only forshadows their predicament, but is also a cashier.
  • Gonk: The old lady.
  • I Will Wait for You: Her backstory - the man she was in love with was sent to war, and she spent her days waiting on the peak for his return - even when the days turned to years.
  • Real After All: She really does haunt Maiden's Peak. Gastly was just keeping her legend alive by making it seem more spectacular than it really was.

    Arnold (Hajime) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Chinami Nishimura
Voiced in English by: Kayzie Rogers


    Arnold's Mother (Hajime's Mother) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Rikako Aikawa
Voiced in English by: Kayzie Rogers

    Anthony (Anoki) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Fumihiko Tachiki
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein


  • Graceful Loser: For his competitiveness, he knows whenever it's best to throw in the towel (both figuratively and literally).
    • He sums the trope up best when he gives Brock advice when Hitmonlee gets the upper hand (or foot) on Geodude.
    Anthony: If you're a real man, you know when you have to admit defeat. Time to face facts. You can lose today and win tomorrow.
    • Anthony forfeits the semi-final match himself after his daughter nearly sacrifices herself to save Hitmonchan. It was then that he realized how important family always came before training.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: He is so obsessed with winning the P1 Grand Prix with his Hitmonchan that he completely neglects his daughter Rebecca. He soon realizes what's important.

    Rebecca (Manami) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Junko Asami
Voiced in English by: Katrine Blomstrand

    Giant (Giant Takada) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Unshō Ishizuka
Voiced in English by: Unknown


    Dick and Phillip 
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Dick (left) and Philip (right)

Voiced in Japanese by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Dick) and Kōsuke Okano (Philip)

    Construction Director (Director) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Hisao Egawa
Voiced in English by: Ted Lewis
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Carlos Del Campo


  • Didn't Think This Through: Realizing that not only was the dam was getting in the way and that he a victim of circumstance when he was building the dam, he decides to abandon the project and leave the forest alone.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a construction helmet, naturally.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Throughout the episode, he is mainly characterized by his hatred of the Diglett who are messing up his plans to build the Gaiva Dam.

    Meowzie 
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A female Meowth who Meowth fell in love with. His love for her inspired him to walk and speak like a human, but she ditches him for a Persian in the end.


  • Alpha Bitch: If Meowth's flashbacks and translating are to be trusted, she's condescending, uptight and crushingly snide.
  • Break the Haughty: Zigzagged. Getting thrown onto the streets took her down a peg, but she soon managed to leach off of other strays, and still looks down on Meowth.
  • The Cameo: Though she never reappeared in person, her likeness was used odd times in Meowth's Imagine Spots such as "Noodles Roamin Off".
  • Cats Are Mean: Her treatment of Meowth, the anime's key antagonist Pokémon, makes him look downright sympathetic.
  • Irony: Initially looked down on Meowth for being an average stray. While Meowth worked himself into being one of the most remarkable Pokémon in the series (and continues doing so), Meowzie got thrown out of her home and reduced to being a stray as she had called him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: After she loses her pampered life, she seems to be humbled and asks Meowth to help her gang. When he doesn't play ball however, she makes clear her heart was with Persian the whole time and she continues to label him a freak.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After looking down on Meowth for being a stray, she is released into the streets by her bankrupt owner.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Tries to sweet talk Meowth into helping her gang. When he doesn't play along however, she cuts the act and regains her cruel attitude.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike the other Meowths in the series, she has distinguishing feminine eyes.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Supplies heart crushing ones to Meowth in each meeting.
  • Riches to Rags: After her master became bankrupt, she was left to fend for herself, getting taken in by Meowth's old gang.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She appeared personally in only one episode, mostly via flashback. She is pretty much the entire pivot for Team Rocket's Meowth gaining human sapience however.
  • Spoiled Brat: Meowth never figured she was more interested in being lavished by her owner than having a one of a kind man.

    Clefairy Leader 
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  • Hair Decorations: Wears a flower in its head to distinguish it from the rest of its clan.

    Lara Laramie (Fūko Laramie) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yuri Shiratori
Voiced in English by: Lisa Ortiz
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Elena Ramírez

    Dario (Dorio) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Hiro Yūki
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Eduardo Garza


  • Blow You Away: Trains a Dodrio.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Despite all the crap he pulled to win the race, he still got beaten.
  • Hypocrite: When Ash beats Dario to the finish line, Dario has the nerve to call him the cheater.
  • Jerkass: He's not above cheating in order to win - or hiring someone to sabotage his opponents (mainly Jessie, James and Meowth).
  • Multiple Head Case: His Dodrio has three heads, which causes problems during the "chow down" portion of the race when they end up fighting over who gets to eat first.
  • The Rival: To Lara.
  • Super Speed: What his Dodrio is known for, and the attribute it exploits in order to be a contender in the race.

    Tommy (Tarō)/Tomo (Tarsan) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Motoko Kumai
Voiced in English by: Jimmy Zoppi
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Irwin Daayán


    Tommy's parents (Mama and Papa) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Sachiko Kobayashi (Mama) and Takashi Taguchi (Papa)
Vocied in English by: Tara Jayne (Mother) and Ted Lewis (Papa)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Jacqueline Castañeda (Mother) and Álvaro Tarcicio (Papa)


  • Doting Parent: They nearly sacrificed themselves to protect their son from Team Rocket.
  • Going Native: At the end of the episode, they decide to join him in living with the Kangaskhan herd.
  • Idiot Ball: When Tommy was three, his father apparently thought it would be a good idea to dangle him out the window of a helicopter to give him a better look at the Pokémon. You can guess how well that ended.
  • No Name Given: They're just called "Papa" and "Mama".
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Tommy's father sports a very odd appearance with Skintone Sclerae (before Cilan, even), a small, bulbous nose, a paintbrush mustache and swirl-like markings under his eyes.

    Kaiser 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Taimei Suzuki

    Norman 
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Voiced by: Unknown

    Chopper (Masa) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Katsuyuki Konishi
Voiced in English by: Mathew Miller
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Eduardo Garza

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He starts off as a stereotypical biker gang leader (except on bicycles rather than motorbikes), trying to stop Ash and friends from getting across the bridge and battling them, as well as idolizing Team Rocket. When he later tries to stop Ash again, and learns that Ash is trying to deliver medicine for a sick Pokémon, he not only lets Ash pass, he and his gang escort him the rest of the way safely.

    Tyra (Misa) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Satoko Kitō
Voiced in English by: Lena Meieran
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Jacqueline Castañeda

    Dr. Akihabara 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Bin Shimada

    Eevee Brothers (Sparky (Raizō), Rainer (Mizuki), & Pyro (Atsushi)) 
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From left to right: Rainer, Sparky, and Pyro

Voiced in Japanese by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Raizō), Kentarō Itō (Mizuki), and Kōsuke Okano (Atsushi)
Voiced in English by: Mathew Miller (Sparky and Pyro), and Maddie Blaustein (Rainer)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Benjamín Rivera (Sparky), Carlos Hugo Hidalgo (Rainer), and Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (Pyro)


  • Big Brother Instinct: "Wait! That's our brother's Eevee! It's our job to save it!"
  • Family Theme Naming: They are brothers that all have a name that is sort of element-related. Sparky is electricity, Rainer is water, and Pyro is fire.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite the great deal of pressure they put on Mikey to evolve his Eevee, they still care about him a lot.
  • Making a Splash: Rainer's Vaporeon
  • Playing with Fire: Pyro's Flareon
  • Sibling Rivalry: They spend the first part of the episode arguing which Eevee evolution their younger brother should choose.
  • Shock and Awe: Sparky's Jolteon.
  • Theme Naming: They're each named after an element, sort of. Sparky is electricity, Rainer is water, and Pyro is fire.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Their hair resembles the fur of their respective Pokémon.

    Mikey (Taichi) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yumi Tōma
Voiced in English by: Kayzie Rogers
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Ana Lobo

  • The Team Normal: He prefers the smaller, unevolved Eevee rather than any of its evolutionary forms.

    Mayor 
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein

    Hippie 
Voiced in Japanese by: Hiroshi Ōtake
Voiced in English by: Maddie Blaustein
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Álvaro Tarcicio


  • No Name Given - Which is really saying something, because he is a hippie.

    Yas 

    Kaz 

    Melvin (McGee) 

  • Anti-Villain: Type IV, he had no ill intentions and merely wanted people to watch his magic show, albiet via hypnosis. After it ends up backfiring majorly he learns from his mistake.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In his attempt to hypnotize everyone in town into watching his show with an army of Exeggutor, albeit inadvertently because of Team Rocket, he loses control of them and they end up hypnotizing each other.
  • Stage Magician: Well at least he's trying to be one.

    Cassandra (Kiyomi) 

  • Berserk Button: Seeing Jessie and James sitting around and doing nothing about Meowth being sick was enough to anger her.
  • Dude Magnet: With Meowth no less.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Meowth falls for her, after she gives him medicine to treat his fever.
  • Good Is Dumb: She doesn't seem to understand that Team Rocket are villains. They claim to be a squad of superheroes, which she believes. But she still berates them for treating Meowth badly.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She will scold her own grandmother for frightening people, and she wouldn't stand idly by if she sees trainers abandoning their Pokémon.
  • Interspecies Romance: Meowth hopes to invoke this.
  • Nice Girl: The reason she helps Meowth.
  • The Medic: She's a Pokémon herbalist.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: "You're super losers if you'd leave behind a sick Pokémon!"

    Cassandra's Grandmother 

    Hopkins 

    James' Parents 

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: See the info on Jessibelle for the gap between "Holy Matrimony!" and "The Treasure is all Mine!", because this also applies to them.
  • Parental Neglect: They practically force their son into an abusive relationship with Jessibelle upon his return. They're not even concerned when he's being chased around and being whipped into submission.

    Keith (Keita) 

  • Easily Forgiven: Gets off pretty light for stealing other trainers' Pokemon.

    Fiorello Cappucino (Takuya) 

    Timmy (Manabu) 

    Reiko 

    Entrance Exam Instructor 

    Oswald (Hirata) 

    Stella (Atsuko) 

  • Jerkass: Towards Mr. Mime, at first.

    Professor Westwood V (Professor Nishinomori V) 

  • Identical Grandson: Taken to ridiculous levels - a series of family portraits in his home reveal that he's the youngest in a long line of them.

    Victor (Vincent) 

    Jan 

    Florinda Showers (Lindow Murasame) 

    Potter (Iwakaze) 

  • Cannot Spit It Out: Potter has a hard time confessing his feelings, partly because of the class difference between him and Florinda.
  • Everyone Can See It: It's fairly obvious that he loves Florinda anyway.

    Katrina (Katsuko) 

    Eve (Hokuto) 

  • The B Grade: She got an A- once.
  • Child Prodigy: Exaggerated. She was getting degrees in archeology as a child.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She found the Unearthly Urn, which contained a giant, aggressive Alakazam. It mind-controlled her into opening it.
  • Stealing the Credit: Ash and Brock accidentally unearthed Pokémopolis and Eve took the credit, though it may have had more to do with her being caught up in the moment rather than any ulterior motive.

    Otoshi (Saizo) 

    Mandi (Komu) 

    Pete Pebbleman (Seiji) 

  • Stone Wall: His Cloyster's only known move is Withdraw. It seems to work at first, but Kingler just keeps hammering away until its shell cracks.
  • Playing with Fire: His Arcanine knows Fire Blast, which at that point was the strongest Fire-type move.
  • The Worf Effect: Has his Arcanine use Dragon Rage to take out Ash's Kingler.

    Melissa (Yoshiki) 

    Jeanette Fisher (Kaoruko) 

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Has a Scyther and a Beedrill.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Her use of Bellsprout as her last Pokémon seemed a desperate move...Right until he inflicted a Curb-Stomp Battle on Ash's Bulbasaur (that had just finished defeating two of her Pokémon), and repeated the process on Pikachu. Her Bellsprout ends on the receiving end of this when Ash brings out Muk (at least Brock and Misty would have never expected him to use his stinkiest Pokémon).
  • Green Thumb: Uses a Bellsprout in battle.
  • Hair Decorations: A large yellow ribbon.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this when Ash brings out Muk.
  • Sword Beam: Scyther's version of Swift works by flinging arcs of green energy off its blades.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She carries the appearance of one.

    Assunta (Sayuri) 

  • Second Prize: She defeats Richie and a silhouette that looks a lot like her is visible at the second place position during the awards ceremony.

    Professor Ivy's Assistants 

Faith (Konami), Hope (Tsunami), Charity (Minimi)


    Three Punks 

  • For the Evulz: They don't give any other reason for attacking the Lapras on the beach other than saying it's weak.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After Ash's Pikachu defeats the three boys and their Pokemon in battle with Thundershock.
    Senta 

    Mateo (Isao) 

    Umberto (Tadokoro) 

    Reporter 

    Kay 

    Roger (John) 

    Len (Koji) 

    Anne 

    Marina (Tsubaki) 

    Ruby (Nana) 

    Captain 

    Mikeosu 

    Shimajio 

    Ralph 

    Emily 

    Ethan (Ford) 

    Mayor of Trovitopolis (Mayor of Big City) 

    Mahri (Marie) 

    Tad (Hide) 

  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears in one episode, but he indirectly ends up being the reason that Charizard finally begins to obey Ash.

    Gulzar (Junji) 
  • Deadpan Snarker: While he spends most of the time being more snide and bratty than most examples, he does slide into this role at times.
    Ash: Do ya think everyone in this crowd's here to have their broken Pokeball fixed, just like I am?
    Gulzar: Nah, I don't think there are that many people who are that dumb.
  • Green Thumb: Aspires to be a Grass-type Pokemon master, and even wears plants in his hair.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Starts out as bratty and antagonistic towards the group, but grows to respect them and stands up to defend Ash and his Pikachu from the rest of the islanders.
    Tracey: Gulzar may have leaves growing out of his head, but he just proved he has a really good heart.
  • Meaningful Name: Gulzar is a Persian name meaning "Rose garden", reflecting his love of the Grass type as well as his personal head garden.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to be the greatest Grass Pokemon master in all the Orange Islands, despite being just a kid in a small, remote part of the archipelago.

    Travis (Koji) 

    Sheldon (Manger) 

    Dr. Quincy T. Quackenpoker (Midorikawa) 

    Captain Crook (Debo) 

    Scuz (Ghali) 

    Poncho (Django) 

    Woodruff (Morio) 

    Rochelle (Hiiragi) 

    Hagatha (Mrs. Suzu) and Nagatha (Mrs. Kane) 

  • Berserk Button: They don't like being told they're not beautiful.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Their headbands are different colors.
  • True Sight: Their Hoothoot know Foresight which they use to guide travelers through the forest and dispel the illusions created by the resident Ghost Pokémon..

    Bailey (Hikaru) 

    The Black Arachnid (The Phantom Thief Nekohachi) 

  • Hairpin Lockpick: His Meowth could do this with its claws.
  • Phantom Thief: Was infamous as one until he was caught by an Officer Jenny of a previous generation and her Spinarak.

    Madame Muchmoney (Kaneyo) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Kazuyo Yanaga
Voiced in English by: Carol Jacobanis

Madame Muchmoney was into spoiling her Snubbull. Snubbull got sick of it and ran away. Madame Muchmoney would spend a season and a half searching for her.


    Snubbull-Granbull (Bull-Granbull) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Rikako Aikawa
Voiced in English by: Jerry Lobozzo (Snubbull), Rikako Aikawa (Granbull)

A wayward Pokémon with a taste for Meowth's tail and an aversion to the life of luxury she escaped from. Followed Team Rocket through half of Johto.


  • Defector from Decadence: She was tired of getting pampered, so she ran away from home to seek adventure...and Meowth's tail.
  • Iconic Item: Had bows tied on both her ears.
  • Tropey, Come Home: As Snubbull is a canine Pokémon, her running away crosses this trope.

    Arielle (Makoto) 

    Zachie (Sho) 

    Ms. Priscilla (Sayuri) 

    Wilhomena (Miyuki) 

  • Making a Splash: She owns a Marill. A very sensitive one.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: Wilhomena carries a yellow one around.
  • Prone to Tears: Because of its pampered lifestyle, her Marill is extremely sensitive and prone to crying outbursts. Thanks to Misty, it becomes tougher at the end of the episode.
  • Ship Tease: Out of all the girls Brock has hit on, Wilhomena is notable for being the first one to ever return his affections. There's a lot of moments in her episode.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Wilhomena comes from a rich, pampered background and is rather spoiled, but is overall nice and friendly.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is green.

    Sonrisa (Chisato) 

    Cyrus (Tamaki) 

    Mariah (Azusa) 

    Mr. Parker AKA Gligarman (Nagai) 

    Latoya Parker (Yuka) 

    Mary (Karen) 

    Ellen 

    Shingo 

    Muramasa 

    Koji (Yuji) 

    Sylvester (Naoto) 

    Yosaku 

    Benny (Teru) 

  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appeared in one episode, but he was the trainer who traded Jessie his Wobbuffet.

    Fernando (Mitsuji) 

    Olesia (Sanae) 

    Miki 

    Trixie (Hibari) 

    Dr. Wiseman (Torigai) 

    Cherry 

    Mrs. Bellows (Otane) 

    Toku 

    Milton (Howard) 

    Fisherman 

    Marie (Tsukasa) 

    Foster (Satake) 

    Malachi (Watari) 

    Denjirō 

    Dr. Anna (Anna) 

    Keiko 

    Kenzo (Genzō) 

    Shiro (Jirō) 

    Chigusa 

    Andreas (Tokio) 

    Zane (Hibiki) 

    Temacu (Himeka) 

    Old Man Shuckle (Old Man Tsubo) 

  • Green Thumb: Has a Bellsprout named Spoopy (Pochi in the original) that knows Vine Whip.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He's barely waist-height with Ash and Brock when standing next to them.
  • Palette Swap: Has a purple Shuckle, which converts berries into a liquid that attracts Pokémon. The coloration is justified due to the shiny version of Shuckle being purple instead of blue in the generation II games.
  • Super Strength: His Bellsprout can lift boulders.

    Alex Davis (Nobou) 

  • Confusion Fu: His Alakazam has seven different moves, four of which are attacks that are each a different type. Pity it doesn't work.
  • Psychic Powers: Has an Alakazam that knows Psychic.
  • The Worf Effect: His defeat by Gary was mostly to show off the Dark type's immunity to Psychic moves.

    Benji (Shirō) 

    Benji's Father (Shirō's Father) 

    Wobbuffet Festival Crashers (Tsuyoshi, Tetsuya, and Hisashi) 

    Lulu (Haru) 

    Nario 

    Annie (Sachiko) 

    Tōkichi 

    Ralph 

    Mickey 

    Zachary Evans (Hiroto) 

    Mr. Evans (Akito) 

    Ephraim (Minoru) 

    Charmaine (Anju) 

    Mareep Farmer 

    Infernando (Burasuke) 

  • Breath Weapon: He's based on the Firebreather trainers from the games.
  • Con Man: His treasure detector works like the Itemfinder from the games, but all it finds is junk.
  • From a Certain Point of View: His fake treasure detector actually does find treasure...by James' definition of treasure, anyway.

    Gan Gogh (Loch) 

    Sophia 

    Marcello 

    Peggy (Koyuki) 

    Rory (Mikio) 

    Ramona (Haruka) 

    Keegan (Yutaka) 

    Bucky (Kiichi) 

    Timothy (Hiroki) 

    Goneff (Mysterious Thief Golonya) 

    Raiden 

    Shonosuke (Master Shonosuke) 

    Simon (Lang) 

    Simon's Father (Lang's Father) 

    Phony Pokémon interpreters" 

    Tierra (Natsuki) 

    Jack Pollockson (Keith Basquiat) 

    Temacu (Himeka) 

    Temacu's Father (Himeka's Father) 

    Haruno 

    Mackenzie (Isami) 

    Mackenzie's Father (Isami's Father) 

    Skyler (Tobio) 

    Tenma 

    Brad Van Darn (Brad Kitao) 

    Vitzo (Boyd) 

    Pietra (Eriko) 

    Madison (Elle) and Alexa (Lisa) 

    Myron (Hassaku) 

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