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    Leaf and Her Team 

Leaf (Aoi in English, Vera in French)

The main character of the story, who ends up being late to get her first Pokémon and has to settle for a Clefairy. The series centers on her Pokémon journey.

Clefairy (Ana)

Leaf's starter Pokémon. She grows to like her trainer.

Pikachu (Lita in English and French, Makoto in Japanese)

An electric Pokémon who Leaf catches in Viridian City. Along with Clefairy, she stays out of her Poké Ball most of the time and instead prefers walking out in the open.

Spearow (Terminator in English and French, Zatoichi in Japanese)

A tough guy type who Leaf catches in Route 22. Easily irritable, and kind of a jerk most of the time.

  • Anime Hair: He styles his hair like this.
  • Feathered Fiend: Plays up this trait every chance he gets. Of particular note is chapter 3, when he's a bit too eager to battle the resident Bug-types in Viridian Forest.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Steve Blum (American English), Iwan Rheon (British English), and Olivier Augrond (French), per Word of God.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be belligerent towards his teammates, particularly Pikachu, and his fighting style may be overly aggressive, but at the end of the day, he cares very much about the whole team.
  • The Rival: To Pikachu. No surprise, since Electric-types and Flying-types are traditionally enemies.
  • Talking Pokémon: Like some of Leaf's Pokémon.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, but he's definitely more bloodthirsty than anyone else on his team.
  • Verbal Tic: "-suzu".


Red (Aka in Japanese, Ross in French)

Another new Pokémon trainer going on a journey of his own. He and Leaf cross paths on multiple occasions.

Professor Samuel Oak (Yukinari Orchid in Japanese, Samuel Chen in French)

The enigmatic yet kindly Pokémon Professor who gives Leaf, Red, and Blue their starter Pokémon.

Nurse Joy

Any in a huge family of nurses and Pokémon Inspectors.

Officer Jenny (Junsa in Japanese)

Any in a huge family of policewomen.

Gym Guide Clyde (Gaidoh in Japanese, Guido in French)

Any in a not-quite-so-huge family of advice givers, most of whom can be found in the Gyms.

Looker (Handsome in Japanese, Beladonis in French)

An agent for the Global Police who Leaf first meets during a party on the S.S. Anne. He's on the hunt for Team Rocket.


    Gym Leaders 

Brock Harrison (Takeshi Iwamoto in Japanese, Pierre Roquefort in French)

The Pewter Gym Leader, who Leaf battles for the Boulder Badge. He makes a few appearances afterwards.

Misty Waterflower (Kasumi Mizuno in Japanese, Ondine Ste. Marie in French)

The Cerulean Gym Leader, who Leaf battles for the Cascade Badge. The youngest of four sisters, she inherited the Gym from her deceased father and is the most feared individual in Cerulean City, though she can be quite nice if you don't get on her bad side.

  • Action Girl: The biggest one among the female Kanto Gym Leaders.
  • Adaptational Modesty: She didn't wear pantyhose with her regular outfit, itself an example of this, in the original anime.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her standard outfit, inspired by her outfit from the anime and Pokémon Yellow (which is, per Word of God, his favorite of all her video game costumes).
  • Berserk Button: Don't even think about assuming that just because she's a Squirtle Scout she goes door-to-door selling girl scout cookies. She in fact considers that to be an offensive stereotype of girl scout culture as a whole.
  • Bi the Way: Among other things, her nose bleeds after she hears some innuendo from a schoolgirl, and she's hinted to have a crush on Leaf, right down to her Squee! reaction to seeing Leaf in a Goldeen dress ("She's so pretty..."). In chapter 12, she even mentions that Cerulean Cape is to her the go-to place for romantic excursions no matter what the other party's gender is.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Tied in a Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father was murdered by a Team Rocket grunt, and a subplot of the first and second seasons shows her trying to avenge him on the one that did the deed.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In chapter 9, within a newspaper article on Team Rocket's attack on Cerulean City, during which she recounts her most recent personal encounter with Team Rocket.
  • Evil Laugh: During the climactic battle between her Starmie and Leaf's Pikachu in chapter 13, as she points out how the latter's Thunderbolt barely did any real damage to her Starmie.
  • Famed In-Story: In her first battle as a Gym Leader, an exhibition match, she beat her idol Lorelei, who is a stronger Pokémon trainer, which earned her a reputation as one not to be trifled with, to the point where even Team Rocket is afraid of her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Ironic considering she's a Water-type specialist.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Aya Hirano (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (American English), Bonnie Wright (British English), and Alice Ley (French), per Word of God.
  • Insult Backfire: At times, she's been known to take insults in stride. For example, in chapter 10:
    Leaf: What kind of idiot would wear pantyhose when swimming?
    Misty: The kind of idiot that likes her clothes waterproof.
  • Irony: She's the least interested in the performing arts out of all the females in her family, and yet she knows some ballet, even earning a merit patch following a recent monthly skills test, and has learned a few parlor tricks from her older sister Lily.
  • Little Miss Badass: There's a reason she made history as the youngest Gym Leader to date, being inaugurated some weeks before her 10th birthday.
  • Making a Splash: She's a Water-type specialist, what did you expect?
  • Noodle Incident: She once tangled with Mewtwo when Team Rocket used one of her friends as bait in an attempt to indirectly get rid of her.
  • Nose Bleed: After some innuendo from Lass Ali in chapter 11 during the Nugget Bridge challenge.
    Misty: I wouldn't put it past those boys to say something that can be interpreted as naughty, but that really knocked the stuffing out of me!
  • One-Gender School: She's a student at Riverside Private School for Girls.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Word of God is that pink is her theme color.
  • Precision F-Strike: In her Early-Bird Cameo, she refers to Cerulean Cave as a "hellhole".
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Downplayed. She's seen in casual clothes frequently enough (particularly her regular outfit) when not participating in regular Squirtle Scout activities, but for occasions such as the S.S. Anne party, you can expect her to show up wearing her Squirtle Scout uniform, which is implied (and later outright confirmed) early on to be her school uniform.
  • Scout-Out: She's a Squirtle Scout.
  • Shorttank: As is par for the course.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Part of her regular outfit and her Squirtle Scout uniform.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Leaf's girly girl.
  • Tomboyish Baseball Cap: When in uniform.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: As usual, her hair is normally styled like this.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's ironically more graceful and balletic than Leaf (to the point where she has a Dancing Merit Patch—it helps that she's been having ballet lessons ever since she joined the Squirtle Scouts), and in fact when we're introduced to her one episode after her Early-Bird Cameo, she's practicing gymnastics just outside of Cerulean Gym. In addition, she happens to enjoy Sailor Moon, though it's more a product of being a '90s girl than anything (per Word of God, the series was still being broadcast, and the comics still being written, at the time Clefairy Tales takes place).
  • True Blue Femininity: As with other Squirtle Scouts, she wears a blue uniform.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As is her anime counterpart, she's an entomophobic. However, she does agree with Erika that Butterfree is pretty, for a Bug-type.
  • You Killed My Father: Spoken to the plainclothes Rocket in chapter 11. But then, she was just taking her anger out on Team Rocket as a whole simply because someone in their ranks did the deed.

Lt. Mathias Surge (Major Bob Tesla in French)

The Vermilion Gym Leader, who Leaf battles for the Thunder Badge. He's an Army veteran who was originally from Unova.

  • He Cleans Up Nicely: He wears his old military dress uniform for the S.S. Anne party, complete with the obligatory silver bar and gold epaulettes.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Dan Lorge (American English), Cary Elwes (British English), and Patrick Messe (French), per Word of God.
  • Shock and Awe: Being an Electric-type specialist. In fact, as in the games, when he was fighting in the Middle East, his Pokémon saved his life on numerous occasions by electrocuting his foes.

Erika LaFleur (Erika Sakura in Japanese)

The Celadon Gym Leader, who Leaf battles for the Rainbow Badge.

Koga Fujita (Kyou Fujita in Japanese)

The Fuchsia Gym Leader, who Leaf battles for the Marsh Badge.

Sabrina D'Avalon (Natsume Hyouka in Japanese, Morgane Avalon in French)

The Saffron Gym Leader, who Leaf battles for the Soul Badge.

Blaine Augustus Nashton (Katsura Hino in Japanese, Auguste Jules Cramer in French)

The Cinnabar Gym Leader, who Leaf battles for the Volcano Badge.


Team Rocket

A notorious organized crime group, currently involved in operations in Mt. Moon and Cerulean City.


Blue Oak (Midori Orchid in Japanese, Bleu Chen in French)

Sakura Waterflower (Sakura Mizuno in Japanese, Sakura Ste. Marie in French)

Violet Waterflower (Ayame Mizuno in Japanese, Viola Ste. Marie in French)

Lily Waterflower (Botan Mizuno in Japanese, Lillian Ste. Marie in French)

  • Cold Ham: Much more subdued than her sister, but when she does her magic shows, she shows just how hammy she can be when the situation calls for it.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Yukana (Japanese), Megan Hollingshead (American English), Jenna Coleman (British English), and Pamela Ravassard (French), per Word of God.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She has pink hair and often wears pink tights.
  • Showgirl Skirt: She wears a Goldeen costume when performing as a Stage Magician.
  • Silence Is Golden: Demonstrates this during her magic shows.
    She was so good at her magic act, she didn't need to say anything to demonstrate her proficiency as a magician, whether she was doing such simple tricks as pulling a rabbit out of a hat or summoning lily petals apparently out of nowhere or escaping from a full tank of water, Houdini-style.
  • Stage Magician: Her chief talent as a performer.

Youngster Edison

Youngster Colton (Hisashi in Japanese, Piotr in French)

Youngster Calvin (Kazuki in Japanese)

Lass Sally (Mina in Japanese)

Magical Girl Iris (Naho in Japanese)

Super Nerd Miguel (Mitsuharu in Japanese, Michel in French)

Picnicker Diana (Kozue in Japanese, Diane in French)

Bill Grace (Masaki Sonezaki in Japanese, Léonard Matthes in French)

Todd Snap (Tohru in Japanese)


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