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The Elite Four are trainers of the highest caliber in the region. Traditionally, the player has to face all four of them back to back without going back to a Pokémon Center to heal them (though items can be used during challenges). Much like Gym Leaders, they usually use Pokémon of a certain type. Defeating them, however, isn't the last hurdle to becoming a Pokémon champion. Rather, next the player must face the champion...

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    The Elite Four in general 
  • Adapted Out: In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Galar region does not have an Elite Four. Instead, it has a Champion Cup where the Player Character has to fight two of their rivals (Marnie and Hop) in the Semifinal Round (plus an interruption by Bede); three gym leaders in the Final Round; and then the Champion, Leon.
  • Apathetic Citizens: They generally stay out of the way of the main plot, even when it would be good for them to get involved.
    • If you talk to Marshal after you beat him in B/W, he mentions that Alder ordered them to be neutral. This is also discussed in Gen I and the remakes, where a hopeful kid says "wouldn't it be cool if the Elite Four came here and kicked Team Rocket's butt?" Naturally, they never do and you have to do the dirty work yourself.
    • Lorelei does return to the Sevii Islands to help defend a cave from Team Rocket in the postgame of the remakes. Some dialogue in FR/LG implies that she's left her post to defend the island in the future afterwards.
    • Malva takes it to a new level in that she was a member of Team Flare.
    • The Alolan Elite Four isn't formed until after you beat the villainous team, but Hala is seen partnering with Tapu Koko to fight an Ultra Beast unleashed by Lusamine.
    • Averted in Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, where Lorelei fights off a trio of Rocket grunts that try to gang up on the player character, and Blue later mentions he intends to call on Kanto's Elite Four, if necessary, to help get rid of Team Rocket.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Toughest trainers in the region. The games that feature them in sequential arrangements (from Gold and Silver on) also further exploit this trope by having members of the Elite Four that come later in sequence almost always specialize in types that are weak to or resisted by preceding members, and therefore implying them to be even more badass: Will's Psychic specialty precedes Koga's Poison, Glacia's Ice Pokémon are followed by Drake's dragons, Flint's Fire types come after Bertha's Ground types, etc.
  • Badass Crew: Though they never fight together, they're the toughest trainers you can fight, at least until the postgame; even after, they tend to be the among the toughest.
  • Boss Bonanza: They're all in the one location. From Gen I-IV, they're fought one after another in a set order, and from Black and White onwards, you can fight them in any order as their levels are all the same, though you fight the Champion after dealing with all four.
  • Boss Corridor: From Gen I-IV, you walk between the rooms they're in. This was stopped from Gen V onwards, but returns with a vengeance in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Their mere existence basically serves as this to all trainers in their region, as beating them and then the Champion is seen as one of the hardest things to do, and for good reason.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Your end goal is to do this to them.
  • Elite Four: The trope namer. They're not bad guys, but excluding the champion, there are always four. No more, no less. Their Japanese name even uses the traditional name Shitennō (四天王) to reflect this.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Kalos's and Alola's Elite Four members all reference flowering plants in their names.
  • Graceful Loser: They always lose with dignity. The closest that they get to anger at you is disbelief.
  • The Notable Numeral: The Elite Four.
  • Obstructive Code of Conduct: The Unova Elite Four reveal that they aren't actually allowed to interfere with challengers outside of their assigned battles. Not even the king of Team Plasma openly announcing that he'll use the champion title for his own agenda is enough to make them break this code.
  • Personality Powers: Most tend to behave in relation to their types, but there are exceptions.
  • Pre-Final Boss: The final Elite Four member is the last thing standing in the way of the player and the Champion, though starting with Generation V this isn't set in stone since the player no longer has to face the Elite Four in a predetermined order.
  • Sequential Boss: Four in a row, followed by the Champion. In Black and White, this gets taken Up to Eleven as you take on the Elite Four, then the legendary, then N, and then Ghetsis.
  • Smurfette Principle: Karen in Gen II's Elite Four, and Bertha in Gen IV's. Inverted in Gen VII, with Hala (in the original Sun and Moon) or Molayne (in Ultra Sun and Moon) as the only male.
  • Threshold Guardians: They act as the final obstacles between a trainer and Champion.
  • Took a Level in Badass: An integrated mechanic, appearing in Fire Red/Leaf Green, Platinum, Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Black/White, Black 2/White 2, Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and Sun/Moon, which can take quite a few new players off guard. The Elite Four's level will often rise from anywhere between 15-20 levels depending on the generation, with more powerful Pokémon in place of weaker ones. Additionally, owing to the Pokédex being upgraded, they can use Pokémon that aren't normally in that region.

Indigo Elite Four I

    Lorelei (Kanna) 

Lorelei / Kanna (カンナ kanna)
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Pokémon Generations - JP), Erica Lindbeck (Pokémon Generations - EN), Lauren Landa (Pokémon Masters - EN), Serika Hiromatsu (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"Your Pokémon will be at my mercy when they are frozen solid!"

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original games and the Pokémon anime, her hair is red; it's sandy blonde in Pokémon Stadium and purple in Pokémon Adventures.
  • Adaptation Name Change: She's referred to as Prima in the anime's English dub in order to match the number of syllables that her Japanese name has.
  • Adaptational Modesty: In Generation VII, pantyhose is added to her outfit, though given she's an Ice-type specialist who is played for fanservice this is likely more a case of practicality than modesty on her part.
  • Badass Bookworm: She loves reading and can easily kick your ass if you're not prepared. In Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, just before entering Rock Tunnel, she assists you in scaring off Team Rocket goons; she fights three of them at once, and if their quotes after the battle are any indication, they couldn't even touch her.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • The first part of the Fire Red and Leaf Green postgame serves as this for her. We get to visit her home on Four Island, help her take down Team Rocket, and see where she got her Lapras.
    • She makes a brief solo appearance in Gen VII to help you take down a few Team Rocket mooks. They were trying to take you on 4v1; she takes on three of them herself so you can take the last one down.
  • Developers' Foresight: A unique example in Yellow that only arises because of some of the Early Installment Weirdness. In Generation I, opponents do not deplete PP, and because Lorelei leads with a Dewgong which knows Rest and the way "smart" AI works, it's possible for the player to get locked in an endless battle with her by using Rage, which also has a lot of weird mechanics in Gen I. This was fixed in Yellow with a special check for whether the opponent is Lorelei's Dewgong, in which case, a different pattern is used; this applies only to her Dewgong and no other opponent. It was more properly fixed in later generations.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Misty is said to admire her.
  • Everything's Better with Plushies/Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her Four Island home is full of them. She adds 1 plushie to the collection for every 25 times you enter the Hall of Fame. She stops after your 200th Hall of Fame induction because then it's just getting stupid.
  • Funetik Aksent: She's called Olga in the French version, and she's got the Russian accent to match, pronouncing her S sounds as Z's, at least one T as D, and her Evil Laugh right before the battle... rather oddly.
  • Hot Librarian: To the point that Even the Girls Want Her.
  • An Ice Person: Ice-type specialist.
  • Ill Girl: In Masters, she tells the player she had a weak constitution as a child and had to force herself to remain at home until she got better, which took a long time. During then, she had a Lapras plushie that, to this day, she treasures and often appears in her dreams.
  • Lady of War: She is regarded in-game for her cool and calculating style of battling.
  • Making a Splash: Though she's officially an Ice-type master, she uses a lot of Water-types too, with most of her Ice-types being part Water. Her Slowbro isn't even an Ice-type.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Lorelei pronounced like the I in "ice." Lorelei is also the name of a siren said to lure sailors to their deaths.
    • Kan'na contains a homonym for a reading of the kanji meaning "cold".
  • Mighty Glacier: Most of her Pokémon are slow, but they have high defenses and offenses.
  • Most Common Superpower: She's seriously stacked in the anime, and is in the ranking for one of the bustiest characters in the franchise. In her brief appearances, she is played for fanservice, particularly in Pokémon Generations.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears toast-colored tights as part of her Generation VII outfit.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • She will disappear to Four Island after you first defeat the Elite Four. You need to visit her and complete a small side quest in order for her to return; without her, the Elite Four refuse to accept your challenge.
    • She isn't present in any games outside of Kanto, not even in the Pokémon World Championships.
  • Reality Ensues: Being both Ms. Fanservice and an Ice-type specialist isn't very comfortable, and in Generation VII, this trope manifests itself in the form of pantyhose.
  • Sexy Spectacles: As part of her Hot Librarian design.
  • She's Got Legs: How is she not freezing sitting in a cold room while wearing a miniskirt?!
  • Signature Mon:
    • In the games, her Lapras, reflecting her icy but caring demeanor and dual-focus on Ice and Water.
    • The anime and manga adaptation put the focus on her Cloyster instead.

    Bruno (Siba) 
See his folder in Indigo Elite Four II below.

    Agatha (Kikuko) 

Agatha / Kikuko (キクコ kikuko)
Voiced by: Hisako Kyouda (Pokémon Generations - JP), Ellyn Stern (Pokémon Generations - JP), Dorothy Elias Fahn (Pokémon Masters - EN), Yoshino Ootori (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"Player! I'll show you how a real Trainer battles!"

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: in the original games (and Stadium) her hair was gray, but later changes to graying blonde in the remakes. Also, the only time she appears in the anime, her hair was pure blond.
  • Always Someone Better: According to Pokémon Masters, Professor Oak was this to her during their youth. No matter how many times she challenged him to a Pokémon Battle, she could never defeat him.
  • Amazon Brigade: Her original Elite Four team in FRLG is all-female, but the rematch team is all-male.
  • Artificial Stupidity: In her Red and Blue battle, her final Gengar knows Dream Eater but not Hypnosis, leaving it with a completely wasted slot.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Implied between her and Professor Oak. In her own words, "that old duff was once tough and handsome. But that was decades ago."
  • Cool Old Lady: Slightly abrasive but she still counts.
  • Creepy Cemetery: Her battlefield in the first generation games is apparently her own personal graveyard, complete with the soundtrack from Lavender Town's Pokemon Tower. This would be downplayed in remakes, down to a few large tombstones in FRLG and some spooky obelisks or pylons in LGPE. It's unknown whether she has any connection to the Tower besides sharing the motif.
  • Creepy Housekeeper: She's an older woman with an apron, and specializes in the Ghost type.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She goes into her backstory about her and Samuel Oak in Pokémon Masters, where she reveals that she preferred to keep to herself to contemplate while Oak would attempt to be sociable with her. Over time she gradually warmed up to him, partially through her battles with him which caused her to respect the future professor and his unbeatable battle record. She describes this is one of the reasons she resents the professor so much in the main games when he stopped battling to focus on research. She also warms up to the player and claims her Gengar brings this out in her as well.
  • Foil: It's really hard not to compare and contrast Agatha to other major ghost trainers, especially since so many of them seem to be female specifically to follow in her footsteps.
    • Phoebe of Hoenn in particular stands out as the youthful, exotic dancer to Agatha's Creepy Housekeeper.
    • Bertha of Sinnoh is notable for essentially being a much more pleasant version of Agatha's character.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: An NPC in Gen III remarks that it doesn't take much to make her angry. Not that you get to see for yourself.
  • Handicapped Badass: Given that she uses a walking stick.
  • Meaningful Name: Agatha sounds similar to "aghast", and if you're feeling mean to the old lady, "hag".
  • Never Mess with Granny: She may be old, but she's still very capable of kicking your ass. FireRed and LeafGreen add flavor text that state she's the oldest Elite Four member to ever join the group, at least in the Indigo League. Bertha, who may or may not be her sister, is around her age and is a member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
  • Poisonous Person:
    • Her official main type is Ghost, but due to the rarity of that type in the original games, she uses a lot of Poison-types too, to the point that it's actually Poison that's the type all of her original team of Pokémon have in common.
    • In Let's Go Pikachu, and Let's Go Eevee, her Haunter is replaced by a Weezing, meaning only two of her five Pokémon in her initial match are actually Ghost-type, both of which are Gengar.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Arrogantly sniffs that Oak is a shadow of his former self and that Pokémon are for battling, not researching.
  • Put on a Bus: Like Lorelei, she disappears after any Kanto-based games, not even reappearing for the Pokémon World Championships.
  • The Quiet One: By her own admission in Pokémon Masters, while people like Professor Oak thrive in the company of others, she prefers solitude so that she may contemplate to herself.
  • Recurring Element: The first in a line of female Elite Four members introduced in odd-numbered generations that specialize in the Ghost type.
  • The Rival: Gen III has it said she and Professor Oak were rivals in their younger days.
  • Signature Mon: Gengar, suitable for her love of crippling status moves.
  • Soul Power: Ghost-type user.
  • Standard Status Effects: By nature of being a Ghost-type specialist, she relies on a lot of status ailment moves like Hypnosis, Confuse Ray, and Toxic.

    Lance (Wataru) 
See his folder in Pokémon Champions.

Indigo Elite Four II

    Will (Itsuki) 

Will / Itsuki (イツキ itsuki)
Voiced by: Phillip Reich (Pokémon Masters - EN), Hirofumi Nojima (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"I have trained all around the world, making my psychic Pokémon powerful."

  • Agent Peacock: He look and acts a bit foppish, but he's still a powerful trainer.
  • Amazon Brigade: All of his Pokémon in the remakes are female.
  • Badass Bookworm: He may be the warmup boss, but he's still capable of giving you a thrashing if you make a mistake.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a Domino Mask over his eyes.
  • Hartman Hips: In the remake. Despite being a guy.
  • Hidden Eyes: His mask conceals his eyes in various sprites and artwork.
  • Implied Trope: His room is icy in the originals, possibly indicating that he just took over Lorelei's spot.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Willpower.
    • His German name is Willi, from "wille" (will).
    • His Spanish name is Mento, from "mente" (mind).
    • His French name is Clément, from "mental".
    • His Italian name is Pino, from the prefix "ipno-" (hypno-).
  • Mistaken for Terrorist: In Pokemon Masters, since members of Team Break’s only form of a unifying costume is their domino masks, Will comments that he has been mistaken for a member of the group on multiple occasions, much to his annoyance.
  • Psychic Powers: Psychic-type specialist.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He has purple-hued hair and clothing, ranking among the Elite Four as well.
  • Signature Mon: Xatu, symbolizing his love of Psychic-types for their mystical powers.
  • Squishy Wizard: As you'd expect from someone specializing in Psychics, most of his team has great Special stats and varying Speed, but poor physical stats.
  • Stage Magician: Seems to be his visual theme. His battle animation in the Gen II remakes (where he makes two Poké Balls appear from nowhere just by clapping his hands) bolsters this theory. His appearance in Pokémon Masters definitely runs with this theme as he enjoys engaging in showmanship to excite the crowds.
  • The Stoic: His characterization in Stadium 2, where he puts up a serious face and frequently speaks in ellipses.
  • To Be a Master: He's not merely content with joining the Elite Four, but wants to push himself further until he is the best trainer in the world.
  • Walking the Earth: Claims to have done this to train all over the world.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.

    Koga (Kyō) 

Koga / Kyō (キョウ kyou)
Voiced by: Christopher Bevins (Pokémon Masters - EN), Toru Okawa (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"Poison brings steady doom. Sleep renders foes helpless. Despair to the creeping horror of Poison-type Pokémon!"

Originally the Fuchsia Gym Leader in Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen, Koga moves to the Elite Four in the Johto games, with his daughter Janine taking his previous position.

  • Artificial Stupidity: During his rematch in Heartgold/Soulsilver, Koga leads with a Skuntank. It most commonly uses Dig as its main attacking move, since its other options are a bit more situational by comparisonnote . This strategy grants an opportunity to obliterate the Skuntank with Earthquake, a move which most players' teams are likely to have equipped. Earthquake not only exploits Skuntank's sole weakness to the Ground-type, but it also deals double damage on an opponent using Dig during its first turn of use.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Bug-types get pretty big.
  • Combat Medic: As a master of poison techniques, he also has a large amount of knowledge over medicine and apparently heals his Pokémon with concoctions of his own.
  • Composite Character: With himself; that is, his anime counterpart. In the original Gen I games, Koga used Weezing and Muk and their evolutionary relatives. Then the anime depicted him with a Venomoth, which carried over to Yellow by replacing his entire team with three Venonats and a Venomoth. Thus in the two Stadium games and in the Gen II games and their remakes, Koga has several Bug-types on his team while still being a Poison-type specialist.
  • Evil Laugh: While he's not really evil, he mostly does this to look intimidating to the player.
  • The Kids Are American: An acute example. Despite Kanto (as well as Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh) being a Fantasy Counterpart for a region of Japan, in Masters he's the only character who affects a Japanese accent (likely due to appearing as a stereotypical Ninja). This is especially noticeable because his Ninja daughter Janine does not have the accent.
  • The Maze: Back when he was a Gym Leader, he used an invisible maze in his Gym to force the player into Pokémon battles while walking around. The maze itself isn't 100% invisible, but can mess with players who don't look too closely.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the Koga-ryu school of ninjutsu.
  • Mighty Glacier: His multiple Koffing and signature Weezing in RBGY and their remakes. Yellow replaces them with the more squishy Venonat and Venomoth, respectively.
  • Ninja: His motif, and self-declared as one. He comes from a long line of ninjas, hundreds of years in fact, and possesses several fantasy ninja abilities such as being able to seemingly teleport, disguise himself in an instant, and even seemingly create copies of himself. Its unclear if these are actual superhuman powers like Sabrina's psychic abilities, or some kind of highly advanced trickery.
  • Passing the Torch: To his daughter Janine after he ascended to the Elite Four.
  • Poisonous Person: Uses Poison-types.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He cripples foes with his mastery of Poison-type Pokémon (with the type generally being depicted with purple coloration), and is one of few Poison-type specialists to have ascended to the status of Elite Four.
  • Sadist: Possibly with the way he talks of enjoying poison's effects on enemies.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a scarf and went from Gym Leader to a member of the Elite Four.
  • Sequel Difficulty Spike: In Yellow, his final Pokémon is a level 50 Venomoth. This is quite jarring to players, as the previous Gym Leader Erika's highest-leveled Pokémon was a level 32 Gloom.
  • Signature Mon: Downplayed. Koga favors different Pokémon in different contexts, most of which have an at least mild association with his ninja motif.
    • In the first generation games, his most powerful was Weezing, while Yellow gave him a team with a handful of Venonat and one Venomoth to reflect his Venonat's mid-battle evolution in the anime.
    • During his anime rematch, however, he used a Golbat instead, and during his tenure as Elite Four in all games featuring Johto, his finisher is Crobat, which is carried over to Pokémon Masters.
    • Ironically, the unsung hero of his team is Muk, which has been on literally every team of his except for his Round 2 bout in Stadium 2... and apparently someone on the Let's Go staff realized it, as his rematch team's Muk is his final and highest-level Pokémon.
  • Standard Status Effects: As both a Poison-type master and a Ninja, he specializes in subversive and tricky battling styles. This translates to relying on status ailments and other status moves like Disable, Double Team, and Spikes.
  • Taking You with Me: He uses a Weezing, sometimes as his last Pokémon. The AI is not averse to using Explosion if this is the case. This results in the player losing if their last Pokémon faints. He will do this regardless of what you have out, so you could get some laughs out of the AI using Explosion against your Gastly, against whom the only effect will be his Weezing fainting.
  • Theme Naming: With his daughter in the Japanese version.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • From Gym Leader in Gen I/III to Elite Four in Gen II/IV.
    • Takes another one in Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! where his Pokémon are equal to Sabrina's at Level 43 and his ace Pokémon Venomoth is at Level 44, the same level as her Alakazam. But in order to challenge his Gym, players will have to had caught 50 different species of Pokémon compared to Sabrina's 45 level or higher Pokémon requirement, meaning that his challenge is supposed to be more difficult. This is a reference to the fact that Koga is above Will in the Johto series of the games despite Will having a type advantage over him.

    Bruno (Siba) 

Bruno / Siba (シバ shiba)
Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino (Pokémon Generations - JP), Bill Rogers (Pokémon Generations - EN), Greg Chun (Pokémon Masters - EN)
"I always train to the extreme because I believe in our potential. That is how we became strong."

Uniquely, Bruno serves on both the Gen I and Gen II Elite Four teams, though he moves up from the second member to the third between games. However, he is mostly the same opponent in both instances.

  • Ambiguously Brown: In the original games and their artwork; like Brock, he became less so in the remakes.
  • Badass Normal: He reportedly trains with his own Pokémon. When you read the Pokédex entries for some of them, you realize Bruno is one hell of a strongman.
  • Bruce Lee Clone: Certainly takes inspiration from them.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: See Badass Normal.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Apparently being in a room full of lava is part of his training.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Aside from Fighting-types, Bruno is fond of Rock and Ground-types too. He has two Onix in the first Generation and its remakes (in Gen II, he swaps one out for Hitmontop but keeps the other), evolves them both into Steelix in his Gen III rematch, and in the two Stadium games, adds Golem and Rhydon to his teams.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Doesn't wear them ever.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: In Yellow and Gen II, and the remakes of the latter, his Hitmonchan has the three Elemental Punches.
  • Kiai: HOO-HA!
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Bruno sounds like bruiser or brawn.
    • Shiba sounds like shibaku, to strike.
  • Mighty Glacier: His Pokémon tend to have great physical stats for both offense and defense, but aren't so good with speed.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in the Spanish translation, where he keeps his English name but Brendan is named Bruno too.
  • Signature Mon: Machamp, reflecting his reliance on brute power.
  • Sore Loser: When you beat him in the Gen 1 games, he would say “How can I lose?” and then begrudgingly tell you to go to the next room, turning to the next direction while doing so.
  • Spirited Competitor: Gen III says that he joined the Elite Four so he could battle the region's most powerful trainers.
  • The Stoic: His expression is always the same for all of his sprites.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A minor case, but he jumps from second Elite Four to third Elite Four between the first two games.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Rage Candy Bars. He apparently went all the way to the Sevii Islands to get his hands on some.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Never wears a shirt ever either.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Fighting-type master, but specifically focuses on the martial arts and wrestling-themed ones rather than just any Fighting-type.

    Karen (Karin) 

Karen / Karin (カリン karin)
Voiced by: Mela Lee (Pokémon Masters - EN), Ryoka Yuzuki (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"I love dark-type Pokémon. I find their wild, tough image to be so appealing. And they're so strong."

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is white in her original game sprite, but is silver in artwork for the TCG and blue-ish white in Pokémon Stadium 2. The remakes settled for grayish blue.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: While she was already attractive in the originals, her redesign for the remakes definitely ramped up the sex appeal.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Invoked with her love of Dark-types, as shown in her profile quote. The quote gets removed in the remakes for some reason, but the association remains.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In the remakes.
  • Casting a Shadow: Uses Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Comes with the territory of using Dark-types. Expect to see plenty of tricky status moves from her.
    • Ironically, despite extolling how powerful Dark-types can be, she also encourages the player not to be one of these, stating that liking the Pokémon in question should be the primary factor in using them. Her team also matches this ideology, as your first match against her has her using a team including a few non-Dark-types, despite there being enough available Dark-types to fill out a team of five.
      "Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites."
  • Combat Stilettos: She has these in her re-design.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She may use Dark-types, but she's a nice person. In Masters, she discusses the fact people don't often pick Dark-types out of a combination for how tough-looking they are and because their moves don't exactly evoke security.
  • Glass Cannon: With the exception of Umbreon and, in her rematch in the remakes, Spiritomb, all of her Pokémon are heavy hitters but are also extremely fragile.
  • Hell Hound: Her Houndoom.
  • Little Black Dress: In the originals.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Rearrange Karen and add a "D", and you spell "Darken".
    • Her German name is Melanie, from "melas" (Ancient Greek for black, dark).
    • Her French name is Marion, the 4 last letters spells "noir" backward which means "black".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit in the remakes seems to put her into this.
  • Nocturnal Mooks: Her original team consists of not just Dark-types, but also Pokémon that can only be found at night in Johto.
  • Poisonous Person: Due to Dark-types not having enough strong members in their debut generation, she added Gengar and Vileplume into her team.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is long that it reaches her waist.
  • Signature Mon: Houndoom, which fits perfectly with her preference for Dark-types for their wild, cool appearances. In the rematch against her in HGSS, her highest-leveled Pokémon are Umbreon and Honchkrow.
  • Soul Power: Her Gengar and Spiritomb.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Masters, she can now Mega Evolve her Houndoom.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: She speaks this way in the Puzzle Challenge spin-off. Never in the main series, though.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In the original games, Karen wore a Little Black Dress and had shoulder-length white hair. In the remakes, she has a yellow top with white pants and waist-length blue hair. If you didn't know it was Karen looking between the two games, you wouldn't guess it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the remakes and Stadium 2, though it's still a fairly light shade of blue.

Hoenn Elite Four

    Sidney (Kagetsu) 

Sidney / Kagetsu (カゲツ kagetsu)

"I like that look you're giving me. I guess you'll give me a good match."

  • Action Initiative: Teaches his team Fake Out, Aqua Jet, and Sucker Punch in the remakes.
  • Bald of Awesome: Well, shaved, but still fits.
  • Bling of War: Downplayed; wearing a golden watch comes off as this when hardly anyone else in the series wears a watch at all.
  • Casting a Shadow: Dark-types.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: His Shiftry knows Extrasensory at level 48 when Nuzleaf doesn't learn it until 49 and it's impossible for Seedot to learn it. This was fixed in the remakes, as Nuzleaf learns it at 36 this time around.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Natural for a Dark-type user.
  • Critical Hit Class: In the remakes, his Absol has the ability Super Luck, which increases the probability for critical hits. He's also taught it Night Slash, Psycho Cut, and Slash. Have fun seeing the words "Critical hit!" a lot.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He may use Dark-type mons, but he's a nice person.
  • Face of a Thug: His artwork in the remakes gives him a rather nasty-looking facial expression. But he's not a bad guy.
  • Glass Cannon:
    • His strategy says it all: "Offense over Defense". His team consists of several such Pokémon with high offensive stats, but poor defenses and middling to low speed.
    • Though he seems to have re-evaluated his strategy a bit for his rematches in the remakes, as he is now touting a Scrafty and a Mandibuzz.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Sidney can be used to make all sorts of unpleasant words like sinister, insidious, or sin. Not that he's evil, but it fits his theme.
    • Kagetsu contains the word kage (shadow).
    • His French name is Damien, like Satan's son. It also sounds like "demon".
    • His German name is Ulrich, from "Unlicht" (Dark).
    • His Italian name is Fosco, meaning "dark" or "obscure".
    • His Spanish name is Sixto, from "siniestro" (sinister/Dark). It may also be a reference to the Number of the Beast.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being a Dark-type user and having the Face of a Thug, he's actually really friendly and easy-going.
  • Signature Mon: Absol, a Glass Cannon which perfectly represents his preference.
  • Slouch of Villainy: He's not a villain, but is still notably the only Elite Four member in the remakes who actually sits on his chair as he waits for challengers.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the rematches with him in Gen VI, he can now Mega Evolve his Absol.
  • Useless Useful Stealth: Has a Zoroark in rematches, which will always copy his Absol. Any player who knows how NPC trainers handle Mega Evolution will see why Zoroark's cover will immediately be blown. And besides that, Zoroark and Absol are typed the same, so the disguise won't do much to increase Zoroark's longevity.

    Phoebe (Fuyō) 

Phoebe / Fuyō (フヨウ fuyou)
Voiced by: Cristina Valenzuela (Pokémon Masters - EN), Mai Fuchigami (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"I did my training on Mt. Pyre. While I trained, I gained the ability to commune with Ghost-type Pokémon."

  • Ambiguously Brown: One of the first in the series; she was a tan-skinned young woman with an island dancer theme in the original games.
  • Badass Adorable: It's already apparent in her original artwork, but her redesign in the remakes makes it even more obvious, on top of making her look younger.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her dancer design has her in a cropped bandeau and a long skirt, exposing her midriff.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Playing into her Hawaiian (or perhaps Alolan) dancer theme, Phoebe goes barefooted seemingly without regard for terrain.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: A variant; her connection with nature focuses on the dead more than the living.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Her Dusknoir in the remakes has the Elemental Punches.
  • Foil: Young, colorful, cute, and sexy Phoebe is a far cry from old, wrinkly, prim Agatha (who dresses in faded purple), her predecessor in Ghost-training. She's also contrasted by the bookish, socially-awkward Perky Goth Shauntal from Unova.
  • Genki Girl: In the remakes, while her dialog is basically unchanged, her model is much more expressive, indicating her to be very bouncy and hyper.
  • I See Dead People:
    • Gained the ability to communicate with ghosts while training on Mt. Pyre. If you visit Mt. Pyre again after beating the Elite Four, you can find her while she's having a conversation with one... who may or may not be her grandmother.
    • A now infamous Easter egg in the remakes shows a ghost girl sitting in her chair for a split second, and then between Phoebe and the player (the camera angle obscures her) right before you challenge her for the first time, though it's uncertain whether or not Phoebe was aware of her presence.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Phoebe's strategy is to "confuse and confound", and she lives up to it. In Ruby and Sapphire, every one of her Pokémon can induce a status effect or condition, while in Emerald, she mixes up status with evasion and Mana Burn; and most of them know Shadow Ball or Psychic, which can diminish Special Defense. In Generation VI, she upgrades her strategy by having her strongest Pokemon know Hex, which does double damage to a target that has been inflicted with status (and that Pokémon can easily burn, freeze, or paralyze your Pokemon with its Elemental Punches).
  • Mana Burn: Her first Pokémon in Emerald, Dusclops, has Protect, which, coupled with its Pressure ability, was specifically designed to wear down the Power Points (PP) of your Pokémon. The second one, Banette, is no slouch either, with Spite in its arsenal (in Emerald, Spite is replaced with Grudge).
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Phoebe becomes phobia, and ghosts have a very strong association with fear.
    • Fuyou sounds similar to Fuyuu (to float), which is what many ghosts do.
    • Her German name is Antonia, from "Phantom".
    • Her Spanish name is Fátima, from "fantasma" (phantom).
    • Her French name is Spectra, from "spectre" (ghost).
    • Her Italian name is Ester, from "esoterico" (esoteric), "esper", or "extrasensoriale" (extrasensory).
    • Her Korean name is Hoeyeon, from hwanyeong (phantom).
  • Mighty Glacier: Her second Dusclops, while very slow, has incredible defenses and a plethora of powerful moves that cover a wide range of types, making it quite deadly. In the remakes, it is a Dusknoir with even higher defenses, all three of the elemental punches, and actually has the Attack stat to use them.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's shown to be wearing only a bandeau top and a sarong, with anything beneath the sarong left up to the imagination.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being a Ghost-type user, she's very friendly and carefree.
  • Perpetual Smiler: In the remakes, Phoebe is always laughing and smiling. It's shown in her official artwork, and intro cutscene — even after she loses, her smile never drops.
  • The Power of Friendship: Attributes her loss to you having a stronger bond with your Pokémon than she had with hers.
  • Recurring Element: The second in a line of female Elite Four members introduced in an odd-numbered generation that specialize in the Ghost type.
  • Signature Mon: Downplayed. Phoebe's team is remarkably symmetrical, with two Dusclops, two Banette, and a single Sableye in the center, though she does start and end with her Dusclops. In the remakes, she's evolved her second Dusclops into Dusknoir, but in rematches, her strongest Pokémon is actually Mega Sableye. All of them tie into her links to the Hoenn region's past and ability to commune with Ghost-types. She uses Dusclops in Masters.
  • Soul Power: Ghost-type master.
  • Stone Wall: Her Badass Boast before your battle, openly challenges you to try and damage her team.
  • Stripperific: She doesn't wear that much, though downplayed obviously, owing to the target audience.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the rematches with her in Gen VI, she can now Mega Evolve her Sableye.
  • Useless Useful Spell: In all battles, Phoebe's Sableye lacks status moves to abuse with Prankster.

    Glacia (Prim) 

Glacia / Prim (プリム purimu)
Voiced by: Katelyn Gault (Pokémon Masters - EN), Sayaka Kinoshita (Pokémon Masters - JP)
"I've traveled from afar to Hoenn so that I may hone my Ice-type moves."

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The modern art style and its bigger eyes make her look more youthful than her original self, though both versions are still of a Vague Age. Her redesign is also showing some skin around the neck and chest.
  • Fight Off the Kryptonite: One of the reasons she came to Hoenn was to train her Ice-types to fight under tropical conditions in the belief they could power through it.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Wears a long purple dress.
  • Hostile Weather: One of the first trainers to make real use of it; Glacia's Pokémon all know Hail and employ their Ice-type Exploited Immunity to preserve themselves from the Damage Over Time. She's no Gradual Grinder, though — her Glalie use Crunch and Shadow Ball to set you up for their teammates' Surf, Ice Beam, and Blizzard moves. In the remake, she's even tougher — most of her Pokémon now know Blizzard in order to exploit the new always-accurate effect Hail gives it.
  • An Ice Person: Ice-type specialist.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Has them in the remakes. The pun is almost certainly intentional.
  • Irony: She's a cool-tongued Lady of War who appreciates nothing more than fiery passion.
  • Lady of Adventure: A Proper Lady who traveled from afar to the Hoenn region so that she could better train her Ice-type Pokémon and climb up the Pokémon League ladder.
  • Lady of War: She's a regal and lady-like Ice-type trainer. It helps that she's a member of the Elite Four.
  • Luck-Based Mission:
    • Her Walrein knows Sheer Cold. Unless you outlevel her (meaning you have effectively already won), or have a Pokémon with Sturdy, you have at least a 30% chance of a KO when she pulls it out.
    • Her Froslass have Snow Cloak, meaning you can miss when the Hail is out.
  • Making a Splash: Like Lorelei before her, she has a dual-split focus on Ice and Water due to the dual-typed Walrein and Sealeo. Downplayed in the remakes since she's replaced her two Sealeo with two Froslass, which are Ice and Ghost.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Glacia is very close to glacier. Her name also sounds like the French word for ice "Glace".
    • Her Japanese name, Prim, is much like "prim and proper". Given her appearance, it's quite fitting.
    • Her German name is Frosina, from "frost".
    • Her Spanish name is Nívea, meaning "snowy".
    • Her Italian name is Frida, from freddo (cold).
    • Her Korean name is Mihye, from "mi" (beautiful) and "hyeseong" (comet, which consist mainly of ice).
  • One Steve Limit: Glaceon's Japanese name is also Glacia. The character and the Pokémon never share a name in the same region.
  • One-Hit Kill: If her Walrein's Sheer Cold attack lands, it will KO your Pokémon.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her outfit. Even more so in the remakes.
  • Proper Lady: Acts like this when you meet her, and has her Meaningful Name above (in Japanese) to fit.
  • Ship Tease: After you defeat her post-game in the remakes, she'll ask if you intend to "thaw her very heart" before remarking that she wouldn't mind if you did.
  • Signature Mon: In the third gen, she favored the Spheal line, with two Sealeo and her finisher Walrein spaced out by a couple of Glaie. In the sixth gen, she favors the Snorunt family instead, having replaced both Sealeo with Frosslass, leading with a Glalie, and in her rematch using Mega Glalie as her finisher over Walrein, which is also what she uses in Masters.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She's very regal and formal, but is also the second-strongest of Hoenn's Elite Four.
  • Soul Power: In the remakes, she's got a pair of Ghost-type Froslasses.
  • Standard RPG Items: She claims her strategy is to use items to win, which may or may not be true. (Ironically, she uses next to no Hold Items, only having a Sitrus Berry for her Walrein in the original games and a Glalitie — in the rematch — in the remakes).
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In the rematches with her in Gen VI, she can now Mega Evolve her Glalie.
    • She also uses Froslass in place of her weak Sealeo, and with their high speed and Snow Cloak ability, can be extremely difficult to take down.
  • Useless Useful Spell:
    • In rematches, Glacia's Mega Glalie lacks Normal-type moves to take advantage of Refrigerate.
    • Her Walrein's ability is Thick Fat, which gives it resistance to Fire and Ice attacks. Unfortunately, being a Water and Ice type, Walrein already has a double-resistance to Ice and only takes neutral damage from Fire, so nobody's going to be throwing many moves of that type at her.
  • Victory Is Boring: Despite the fact that she came to Hoenn specifically to hone her "icy skills", she hasn't managed to have even a single challenging fight since arriving.
  • Weather Manipulation:
    • Her team is fond of the moves Hail and Blizzard.
    • In her rematch, she leads with an Abomasnow, whose Snow Warning ability automatically starts Hail as soon as it's sent out. She takes great advantage of this not only by using Blizzard, but also by using Pokémon whose abilities are activated by Hail.

    Drake (Genji) 

Drake / Genji (ゲンジ genji)
Voiced by: Steve Kramer (Pokémon Masters - EN), Masaharu Satou (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"For us to battle with Pokémon as partners, do you know what it takes? Do you know what is needed? If you don't, then you will never prevail over me!"

  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one with no shirt, also qualifying for No Shirt, Long Jacket.
  • Badass Mustache: He have a cool white mustache.
  • Confusion Fu: Par for the course with a Dragon master. While the Elite Four always tend to give their teams varied and powerful movesets, it's hard to predict what Drake will throw at you.
  • Father Neptune: Seems to have the look, being a sea lover. He's not a Water-type specialist, though.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • In Japanese, Genji comes from genjū (mythical beast).
    • Drake is another word for a dragon, hence his dragon tamer specialty.
    • His Korean name is Gweonsu, from "gweon" (power) and "su" (beast).
    • His name come from "dragon" in most translations
      • His German name is Dragan.
      • His Spanish name is Dracón.
      • His French name is Aragon.

Sinnoh Elite Four

    Aaron (Ryō) 

Aaron / Ryō (リョウ ryou)

"I'm a huge fan of bug Pokémon. Bug Pokémon are nasty-mean, and yet they're beautiful, too..."

  • Achilles' Heel: Three of his five Pokémon have a 4x weakness. They won't last long if you have that particular Type handy.
  • Anime Hair: Just look at that Idiot Hair!
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He loves Bug-types, and wonders why most people don't love Bug-types too.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: In a dramatic in Black 2 and White 2, he became a Gym Leader to impress a childhood friend, only for her to fall in love with another Gym Leader. When that Gym Leader turned out to be a fraud, he confessed his love for her right after he became promoted to Elite Four.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Green hair and green eyes.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: He adds the part Steel-type Scizor to his team in Platinum
  • Friend to Bugs: He adores and is obsessed with them.
  • Graceful Loser: If somewhat adorkable in trying to be this.
  • Idiot Hair: Considering his specialty type, it might be intended as reminiscent of a rhinoceros beetle's (like Heracross) horn.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Aaron is like arachnid.
    • His Spanish name is Alecrán, from "alacrán", (scorpion).
    • His Korean name is Chungho, from "chung", (bug).
  • Mook Promotion: According to a television channel in Black 2 and White 2, a Bug Catcher in Sinnoh managed to get a position as a Gym Leader, then worked his way up to the Elite Four.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Not to be confused with Sir Aaron from the eighth movie of the anime.
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: Aaron's main Pokemon is a Drapion, a Pokémon that isn't a Bug type, but it's only weak to Ground type moves, something that Bug types resist.
  • Signature Mon: Drapion; despite it not being of his Bug typing, it does fit the "nasty-mean" part of his opening lines, not to mention its previous form Skorupi is a Bug-type.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has bright green hair.

    Bertha (Kikuno) 

Bertha / Kikuno (キクノ kikuno)

"You're quite the adorable Trainer, but you've also got a spine."

  • Amazon Brigade: Every Pokemon she fields in her initial Elite Four and rematch bouts is female.
  • Catchphrase: "Dear child."
  • Cool Old Lady: Much nicer than Agatha as well.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Ground-type master.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Bertha, from "earth".
    • Her French name is Terry, from "terre" (earth).
    • Her German name is Teresa, from "terrain" (soil).
    • Her Italian name is Terrie, from "terra" (earth).
    • Her Spanish name is Gaia, the name of the Greek deity personifying the earth.
  • Making a Splash: Her Whischash and Quagsire, who are part Water-type. The latter only appears on her Diamond and Pearl team.
  • Mighty Glacier: As usual with a Ground-type master, her Pokémon are a bit slow, but very tough.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She's also quite possibly a relative of Kanto's Agatha. Only much nicer.
  • Old Master: An elderly Ground-type Trainer who holds her own as a member of the Elite Four.
  • Riddle for the Ages: It's strongly implied she has a connection to Agatha of the Kanto Elite Four. Aside from their similar names; they look similar, including identical hairstyles, and Bertha's speech patterns are a lot like Agatha's, just nicer. Shauntal remarks on their similarities in Gen V, but it's so far unconfirmed if there's anything to it. The common theory is that the two are sisters.
  • Scarf Of Ass Kicking: A brown one, as befits a Ground-type Trainer.
  • Scary Scorpions: She adds a Gliscor to her team in Platinum
  • Signature Mon: Hippowdon in Diamond and Pearl, Rhyperior in Platinum. Both reflect the Ground-type's typical nature of prioritizing defense over offense.
  • Theme Naming: In the English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese versions, she's named after Agatha: Bertha/Agatha, Kikuno/Kikuko, Deul Gukhwa/Gukhwa and Guk Je/Gūkjí.

    Flint (Ōba) 

Flint / Ōba (オーバ ooba)
Voiced by: Landon McDonald (Pokémon Masters - EN), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"You're facing a Fire-type Pokémon user with me. Let Flint see how hot your spirit burns!"

  • Artificial Brilliance: He likes to use Sunny Day to power up his Fire-type moves and weaken your Water-type moves. His Magmortar in Platinum has Sunny Day + Solar Beam (and Thunderbolt, for that matter) to deal with Water-types. His Infernape knows Thunder Punch for the same reason, and can use Mach Punch and Earthquake on your Rock-types, plus it's part Fighting-type so it's neutral against Rock-type moves.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The wise guy to Volkner's straight man.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: His afro is a fiery red, and the shape of it resembles a cloud of smoke. He also specializes in Fire-type pokemon.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Lampshaded by Volkner, who states that Flint chose to raise Fire-types because of his name.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has red hair to match his fiery personality.
  • Funny Afro: He even suggests to Volkner in Platinum that he should have his Pokémon come out of it just to freak out his opponents. In Masters, it turns out he takes great pride out of it and goes against expectations that Elite Four members should have "clean-cuts."
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Volkner.
  • Hot-Blooded: In contrast with Volkner, he starts a battle like this but burns out as he comes closer to losing.
  • The Hyena: In Masters his ready animation occasionally has him laughing to himself before calming himself down.
  • Informed Attribute: He says that his favorite move is Overheat, but not many of his team members know it. Only his Flareon knows it in Platinum, and none of his Pokémon know it in Diamond and Pearl.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Invoked. Once again, see Volkner's Deadpan Snarker entry. In case you don't get it, flint is a material used for making fires.
    • His Japanese name is a reference to the fire-type move Overheat (Oobaahiito).
    • His German name is Ignaz, from "ignis" which is Latin for "fire".
    • His Spanish name is Fausto, from Hefesto (Hephaestus), the Greek god of fire, volcano, and metallurgy.
    • His French name is Adrien, from "ardent" (fiery).
    • His Italian name is Vulcano, meaning "volcano".
  • Mythology Gag: In Masters, there is no doubt the Flynn that appears there is the Flint from the Diamond & Pearl games, as he mains Infernape and he fondly talks about his Lopunny and Drifblim, despite the fact in Platinum he mains Magmortar and has a full team of Fire-types.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Goes from enthusiasm to utter devastation after losing.
  • Personality Powers: Flipped from Volkner charging up as the battle continues, Flint starts off fired-up, then as you begin to beat him he blazes hotter, only to smolder down to embers on defeat and get quiet.
  • Playing with Fire: He apparently chose to train them solely because of his name. This was changed from the Japanese version, where his favorite move is Overheat because it matches his name (Oobaahiito and Ooba).
  • Poor, Predictable Rock: Mainly averted in Diamond and Pearl due to the staggering lack of Fire-types in Sinnoh before the National Pokédex, as well as not padding out his team with lower evolutions or repeats to compensate. His team still has a couple of Fire attacks, however. Platinum remedied this by giving him Flareon, Houndoom, and Magmortar.
  • Power of the Sun: He likes the move Sunny Day, which will not only power up his Fire-type moves, but will screw with your Water-type moves' power and, in Platinum, make his Magmortar's Solar Beam work instantly.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Hot-Blooded red to Volkner's reserved blue.
  • Signature Mon: Infernape in Diamond and Pearl, for his feisty and fiery personality. In Platinum, it's changed to Magmortar, making his status as a counterpart to Volkner even more evident, as the Electabuzz and Magmar lines have always been counterparts to each other. It's his Infernape that he shows up with in Masters, however.

    Lucian (Goyō) 

Lucian / Goyō (ゴヨウ goyou)

"They say I am the toughest of the Elite Four. I'm afraid I will have to go all out against you to live up to that reputation."

  • Badass Bookworm: Bookworm, and the last Elite Four member you face. Possibly one of the most difficult to defeat E4 members.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Pretty well dressed and can kick your ass handily if you aren't careful.
  • Bishōnen: To some, it might be difficult to tell whether he's a boy or girl.
  • Cool Shades: They add to the look.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Pale lavender hair and eyes.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Well... it looks... sort of blue... Or is it purple?
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Lucian = Illusion. Lucian is also a name based off the Latin word Lux, which means 'light'.
      • Alternatively, his name could have been derived from the word lucid, a word used to describe dreams.
    • His French name is Lucio, from "Illusion".
    • His Italian name is Luciano, from "luce" (light).
    • His Spanish name is Delos, from "delusion".
  • Off-Model: His Diamond/Pearl sprite has shorter hair than his artwork. Platinum fixed that little blunder.
  • Psychic Powers: At least with his Pokémon, because it isn't quite clear whether Lucian has them himself like most Psychic-type specialists (in contrast to how Sabrina expected the player to face her in Generation I, Lucian finishing a book as soon as the player walks into his room is merely stated to be good timing). At the very least, he's stated by an NPC to have a fondness for books on ESP, as well as books in general considering his frequenting the Canalave Library.
    • The aforementioned good timing may be a little too good to be mere chance, both in the anime (not all that unusual, but still notable) and in the games.
  • Signature Mon: Bronzong in Diamond and Pearl, Gallade in Platinum.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His is Violet in color.

Unova Elite Four

    Shauntal (Shikimi) 

Shauntal /Shikimi (シキミ shikimi)
Voiced by: Kira Buckland (Pokémon Masters - EN), Yuka Nukui (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"I absolutely love writing about the close bonds between the Trainers who come here and the Pokémon they train. Could I use you and your Pokémon as a subject?"

  • Animal Motifs: Her neck accessories are supposed to form a black cat's face, according to Word of God.
  • Apologetic Attacker: When you beat her, she apologizes for hurting your Pokémon.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's an author, her room is at the top of a huge mound of books, and she's an Elite Four member.
  • Call-Back: Some of her dialogue references characters from previous games, such as Volkner, Agatha, and Bertha. In the case of the latter two, she muses on their conspicuously similar appearances.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and purple eyes.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Uses Ghost-types but is not a bad person.
  • Dramatic Thunder: In the room you fight her in, lightning occasionally flashes in the window.
  • Empathic Environment: In Black 2 and White 2, the books in her area jump when you surprise her upon arrival.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: Her intro animation has her still penning a novel even as she starts to battle you.
  • Foreshadowing: The first time you challenge her in Black and White, she reads a passage from a book she's writing based on a previous challenger. The description fits N perfectly.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: When the player challenges her in Black 2 and White 2, the novel she's working on is about the events of the previous game; her brainstorming describes N and the Legendary Pokémon he uses in the game you're playing.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Her team is this collectively. Each of them has a different stat that is their best and always extremely high.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Shauntal. In addition, it's a French name meaning "a circle of stones", or more specifically, a tomb, as befitting for a ghost-type user.
    • Shikimi contains Shi (death)
  • Meganekko: A typical example.
  • My Nayme Is: Her English name is far more commonly written as "Chantal" or "Chantel"; the game's creative spelling was probably done to make the pun more obvious.
  • Not a Morning Person: She claims this in Pokémon Masters if she greets you in the morning, giving an exhausted sigh.
  • Perky Goth: She's a creepy Ghost-type master, but is very energetic.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Good thing, considering how short that skirt is.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her dress and hair are purple, and she's an elite trainer who specializes in Ghosts.
  • Recurring Element: The third in a line of female Elite Four members introduced in odd-numbered generations that specialize in the Ghost type.
  • Signature Mon: Chandelure; a chandelier is a good choice for a writer who writes in shadowed rooms.
  • Soul Power: She is a Ghost-type master.
  • Stealth Pun: She is an author who uses Ghost Pokémon. In other words, she is a ghostwriter.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark purple hair.

    Marshal (Renbu) 

Marshal / Renbu (レンブ renbu)
Voiced by: Phillip Reich (Pokémon Masters - EN), Yoshikazu Nagano (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"In myself, I seek to develop the strength of a fighter. And shatter any weakness in myself!"

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: That somehow merge with his hair.
  • Blood Knight: See Not So Different below. It's still applicable to his character, but he probably had it worse before.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: His hair's kinda orange, really.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Maybe Maylene picked it up from him.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Part of his outfit.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Black 2 and White 2's Challenge Mode, his Conkeldurr has a Flame Orb, which is used for triggering his Guts ability and negating the Attack reduction. In the initial battle it has that, but in the rematch it has Sheer Force, which means his own item reduces the damage he does to you.
  • Kiai: Just before the battle begins, he will shout "Kiai!" He seems to have picked up the habit from Alder.
  • Last Chance Hit Point: His Sawk has Sturdy.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Marshal" sounds just like martial, as in martial arts.
    • Renbu contains the word "enbu", referring to a type of public demonstration of martial arts.
  • Not So Different: Alder mentions that Marshal used to be solely driven by strength like Cheren.
  • Signature Mon: Mienshao in the first battle, but Conkeldurr usurps the throne in rematches and in the sequels, Black 2 and White 2, as well as in Masters. Both reflect his martial-arts focus and distaste for weakness.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears what appears to be a sleeveless combination of a sweatshirt and a karate gi.
  • Walking the Earth: What he used to do in search of strong trainers before he was offered a place on the Unova Elite Four.

    Grimsley (Giima) 

Grimsley / Giima (ギーマ giima)
Click here to see him in Pokémon SM 
Voiced by: Greg Chun (Pokémon Masters - EN), Daisuke Ono (Pokémon Masters - JP)
"It's more important to master the cards you're holding than to complain about the ones your opponents were dealt."

  • Amazon Brigade: Almost all of his Pokémon are female.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Per Word of God, the colors of his clothes match common colors for roulettes.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Without a tie, but it still fits. In Sun and Moon, he wears a kimono instead.
  • Bishōnen: He's quite fair-featured and handsome.
  • The Cameo: Shows up briefly in Pokémon Sun and Moon to give the player access to Sharpedo for their Ride Pager. He later appears at the Battle Tree.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses Dark-types. What sets him apart from Karen and Sidney is that he discusses this aspect to them heavily, suggesting his preference for Dark-types was for completely different reasons than them.
  • Continuity Nod: Uses every mon he's used throughout the Gen 5 games in the Battle Tree with the exception of Krookodile, which is absent from the entire tree roster. This even includes his Absol from the Challenge Mode of Grimsley's initial fight in the sequels.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, he was the son of a wealthy family that lost their fortune and fell into poverty. This led to him betting on Pokemon Battles in an attempt to regain his family's wealth, and developing his liking for Dark-types, as they did whatever it took to win. By the time he reached adulthood, he was a Dark-type master and full-blown gambling addict.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Uses Dark-types, but he's a nice guy.
  • '80s Hair: Looks like somebody on the design team is a fan of A Flock of Seagulls. That, or Ace Attorney, considering Caitlin's design as well. His appearance in general is also strongly influenced by both traditional goth and New Romantic fashion.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: By the time of Pokémon Sun and Moon. They're likely a result of money-related stress.
  • The Gambler: What he turned to after his family had been ruined.
  • Graceful Loser: While this is true of all Elite Four members, he actually discusses this, saying there are bad ways to win and good ways to lose, and that it's not always clear which is which. Ironic, since he specializes in Dark-types. Should you win against him at the Battle Tree, he tries covering his twitching face, so he's trying hard to be a graceful loser.
  • Heads or Tails?:
    • One of his animations shows him flipping a coin, as does his Gen. VII artwork. In Sun and Moon, he also flips a coin and has the player character guess which side it lands on.
    • In Chapter 25 of Masters, he flips a coin to decide whether or not to join Karen and Will's team. It comes up heads, and he joins them.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Grimsley is the son of a fallen wealthy family.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Played with. While his face looks relatively the same in Sun and Moon, his hair has white streaks despite his youth, and he has dark bags under his eyes. Seems that the stress of his financial troubles has had an effect on his health.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Grimsley.
    • Giima could be referencing ma (demon or demonic) or the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "Boogeyman" (Buugiiman)
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: In the originals, he has a level 50 Bisharp in the initial match — outside of hacking the game, there is no way for you to have a Bisharp at that level. Considering what Dark-types are known for, it actually does make sense in a way.
  • New Romantic: His aesthetic is somewhere between this and a traditional goth in Black and White, while his kimono-clad Sun and Moon self is firmly in this territory.
  • Pointy Ears: He has pointy ears to add to his Vampire motif.
  • Signature Mon: Bisharp, suitable for someone who relies on the Combat Pragmatist approach of Dark-types. In Sun & Moon, his Battle Tree top choice is, fittingly for the Ride Pager option he gives you, Mega Sharpedo. Though when fought in other times, Bisharp will replace Mega Sharpedo and come in first. In Masters, he uses Liepard instead, though he also uses Sharpedo while wearing his Synga Suit.
  • Skunk Stripe: In Sun and Moon, Grimsley's hair on his temples is now white.
  • Shout-Out: To Dracula, as speculated by some and confirmed by Word of God.
  • Super Mode: Like Cynthia and other returning cameo characters, Grimsley has the means of using Mega Evolution in Sun and Moon. The mons out of that pool are Tyranitar, Absol, Sharpedo, and Houndoom.
  • The Unfettered: Grimsley has absolutely no problem fighting dirty and actually advises the trainer to use any means necessary to win a fight.

    Caitlin (Cattleya) 

Caitlin / Cattleya (カトレア katorea)
Voiced by: Sarah Miller-Crews (Pokémon Masters - EN), Satomi Sato (Pokémon Masters - JP)
"You appear to possess a combination of strength and kindness. Very well. Make your best effort not to bore me with a yawn-inducing battle."

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She was a darker blonde in in her last appearances, but her hair is noticeably brighter in Generation V.
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: She has hair, bows, and a transparent cape that floats, most likely via her telekinesis.
  • Ascended Extra: Castle Valet Darach from Gen IV's Battle Frontier took great care to tend to Lady Caitlin. Caitlin, however, never said or did much... Until now, that is.
  • Be Yourself: In Masters, she further explains that she considers Cynthia a good friend for advicing her to let her emotions loose lest she'd want to be bored too much.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: If her sleeping before battle is any indication.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's cold and hostile towards the player at first, but gradually warms up as they battle and is impressed when defeated.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In Masters, she explains that she had issues trying to control her emotions during battles, which is why she trained to bottle them up to avoid losing control of her psychic powers. This worked...a little too well, because this had the indirect effect of making her a Heavy Sleeper, ironically unable to find much interest in battles.
  • Graceful Loser: She wasn't at first, which was when Darach battled in her stead, but as of Gen V, she's quite gracious if you manage to defeat her.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Sleeps before she battles.
  • Lady of War: She's a powerful trainer, and in Pokémon Masters she explains that she focuses on "elegance and grace" in battle. Justified, as she was anything but graceful when she was younger.
  • Meaningful Name: Averted in regard to her type preference, due to having been named before becoming a Psychic expert. Outside of her typing, it sounds like castle, which is where she was until becoming an Elite Four member.
  • Mighty Glacier: Most of her Pokémon are slow but have high defensive stats, which is rare for Psychic-types.
  • Nice Hat: A sleeping cap.
  • Power Incontinence: When she was younger, Caitlin was a sore loser and would lose control of her Psychic Powers whenever she lost a battle, causing a great deal of damage. This is why her butler, Darach, fought in her stead when she first appeared in Generation IV.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Or royal ladies in general, anyway.
  • Psychic Powers: She has them herself in addition to them being her specialty type — if you look at her battle sprite, she has pink, glowing bits of energy floating around her. She didn't have complete control of them when she was younger, though.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Doubled in length from her last appearance. It extends past her feet nowadays.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Her relationship to Darach in Gen IV has her come off as quite royal (Battle Castle?) — Or very rich, at the least.
  • Signature Mon: Gothitelle in the first battle, Metagross on Challenge Mode (sequel only) and in the rematches (both). Both are symbolic of her passive but powerful character. In Pokémon Masters, her partner is Reuniclus instead.
  • Sore Loser: Young Caitlin did not respond well to losing a battle and would erupt into highly destructive psychic tantrums. Darach battling in her stead was a measure to prevent this.
  • Something About a Rose: Her new entrance in Black 2 and White 2, from a giant blossoming white rose. (Although she's named for an orchid...)
  • The Unfought: Was this back when she was in the Battle Frontier in the fourth generation.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From lazy Battle Frontier resident to Elite Four member.

Kalos Elite Four

    Wikstrom (Gampi) 

Wikstrom / Gampi (ガンピ ganpi)

"Well met, young challenger! Verily am I the Elite Four's famed blade of hardened Steel, Wikstrom!"

    Malva (Pachira) 

Malva / Pachira (パキラ pakira)
"I feel like my heart might just burst into flames. I'm burning up with my hatred for you, runt!"

  • Almighty Janitor: Malva was a member of Team Flare, yet the Scientists and Admins were very likely her superiors in spite of having the combat potential and skills to be in the Elite Four. It is then subverted in Looker's sidequest when it was implied she was at least admin-ranked, since she had knowledge of a hidden floor only admins knew about.
  • Amazon Brigade: All four of her main Pokémon are female.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a black belly shirt.
  • Berserk Button: You seem to be one for her, as she frequently comments on how she'd like nothing better than to burn you up on the spot.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Though she seems pleasant enough when she does her news broadcasts, her dialogue when you encounter her at the Pokémon League shows she's anything but pleasant.
  • Cool Shades: Her shades have a deep red tint to them.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She appears in a Holo Caster transmission as a news lady, long before you fight the Elite Four. This doubles as a Foreshadowing that she was involved with Team Flare, since they secretly run the company that produces the Holo Caster.
  • Convection Schmonvection: In her chamber, two huge pillars of fire explode right near where she's sitting. She's completely unaffected, as is the player.
  • Dark Action Girl: While she is a reformed member of Team Flare, her violent tendencies place her as this.
  • Enemy Mine: With you and Looker in the postgame to stop Xerosic.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She draws the line at conducting experiments on children, which is why she asks you to take down Xerosic to "prevent him from sullying Flare's honor". It still doesn't stop her from threatening the player with death by fire.
  • Foreshadowing: A number of her traits hint at her being part of Team Flare before she reveals it outright: her orange sunglasses, her use of the Fire-type (including Pyroar, which Lysandre also uses) and appearing as the announcer of the Holo Caster, which was produced by Team Flare.
  • From Beyond the Fourth Wall: A player can download special Holo Caster messages in which she appears on her news program to announce and remind players of special downloadable content and events regarding the game, like the Mystery Gift Torchic and Global Battle Tournaments. (Far more of these appeared in the Japanese version than the two that have appeared in the American one thus far.)
  • Honor Among Thieves: The reason she claims she's helping you during the Looker quest, but she doesn't elaborate.
  • Jerkass: She is a Pyromaniac who casually mentions to a child that she was thinking of killing them in hellfire right on the spot and then leaves for her chambers (though it's unclear how much of her threats are just standard Fire-user posturing). At least she is a sport when losing.
  • Kill It with Fire: She remarks after defeat that she just wants to burn you up on the spot.
  • King of Beasts: Pyroar, the Pokémon she opens with.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: When you finally get the chance to defeat her, after all she's done, in the Pokémon League.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • It comes from lava and Malva is also a type a flower, as are a few other names in the region. Also, Mal means evil in Latin, which fits her personality and background well.
    • Pachira is another type of flower. In addition, if the first five letters are pronounced phonetically and then doubled up, it makes "Pachipachi", an onomatopoeia for the sound of something popping, usually due to heat.
  • Ms. Fanservice: After all, she is hot.
  • Playing with Fire: She specializes in Fire-types.
  • Pyromaniac: "I feel like my heart might just burst into flames. I'm burning up with my hatred for you, runt!"
  • Rich Bitch: Her Team Flare membership implies that she must be very wealthy. The bitch part is self-explanatory by this point.
  • Signature Mon: Talonflame when you challenge her at the Kalos League during the initial game and rematches, although she does use Pyroar by its lonesome in a post-game event. In the anime, she uses a Houndoom that can Mega Evolve.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Well, she isn't a villain by the time you run into her, but she is the only Elite Four member who sits on her throne to battle you instead of getting up. Ironically, she's also the one who meets you in the foyer and explains how the Elite Four challenge works.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Speaks to the Player Character in one of their matches how she would like to burn them where they stand as revenge without even raising her voice.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: The (then) unnamed Holo Caster girl is a member of the Elite Four?! And Team Flare?!
  • Token Evil Teammate: She was a member of Team Flare, and is definitely hostile towards the player. The way she mentions how she wants to kill the player with fire could give Koga a run for his money. (She becomes far more threatening the second and all subsequent times you challenge the Elite Four.)
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Will do this if she actually manages to defeat the player at the Battle Chateau.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She's a well-respected media figure before Team Flare's Evil Plan is foiled, and continues that role afterwards.
  • Walking Spoiler: There's clearly more to her than you might think at first, for both the main game and postgame.
  • Worthy Opponent: In spite of her jerkass behavior and desire to essentially kill the player character, Malva acknowledges their skills and accepts why they were able to take down Team Flare.

    Drasna (Dracaena) 

Drasna / Dracaena (ドラセナ dorasena)

"Welcome, welcome, come in. You must be a strong Trainer. Yes, quite strong indeed..."

  • Amazon Brigade: Just like fellow Elite Four member Malva's, Drasna's team is female-only.
  • Cool Old Lady: She looks like she is in her forties or fifties, but she trains Dragons, is always cheerful, and sports an amazing hairstyle.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her character model.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: She has two huge tusks note  as part of her hairstyle.
  • Meaningful Name: It comes from dragon, rather obviously. Her Japanese namesake is also known as the dragon tree.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Her character model and dialogue both indicate she's on the older side, especially compared to her compatriots. That being said, she's still an Elite Four member who specializes in dragon-types, so underestimate her at your own risk.
  • Nice Girl: She is ridiculously polite to the Player Character.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She is always happy, even when it comes to battling.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: She wears plenty of dragon tusks on her outfit.
  • Signature Mon: Noivern.

    Siebold (Zumi) 

Siebold / Zumi (ズミ zumi)
Voiced by: Sean Chiplock (Pokémon Masters - EN), Shounosuke Horikoshi (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"Cooking is the type of art that disappears as soon as it is completed. Pokémon battles are the same. Even memories of sweet victory soon fade after the battle ends."

  • Agent Peacock: Dresses similarly to Wallace, but he is an Elite Four member for a reason.
  • Berserk Button: Claiming that Pokémon battles cannot be artistic. The same goes for food, as he's a chef.
  • Bishōnen: He looks rather handsome.
  • Call-Back: Defeat him first in the Elite Four, and he'll give a speech similar to Karen regarding strong Pokémon and weak Pokémon, although in the air of a Deadpan Snarker:
    "There are no weak Pokémon in a Pokémon battle. There are only weak Trainers."
  • Chef of Iron: A world-class chef and an Elite Four member.
  • Foreshadowing: A chef after battle will mention him as part of the Elite Four in Restaurant Le Nah, which you can enter as soon as you reach Lumiose, by comparing you vaguely to him.
  • Large Ham: Press his Berserk Button and he'll start shouting. Go on, we dare you.
  • Making a Splash: Water-type specialist of the region, and the first Elite Four member to specialize in the type.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • It sounds like Seabold. It also comes from Siebold's crabapple.
    • Zumi likely comes from Izumi, meaning a spring or fountain. It's also みず mizu (water) backwards.
  • Not So Stoic: He keeps a calm demeanor (unlike Malva), but if you say "No" to the question he asks you (whether or not Pokémon battling can be considered art), Siebold pretty much gets pissed off at you and rants before engaging battle. Amusingly, in Masters, agreeing to his views makes him happy for a bit. Disagreeing ends up pissing him off so much he goes on a long argument on the player until he calms down and apologizes.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His character model is this way.
  • The Philosopher: Siebold briefly discusses the concept of art with the player before battling, seeing many things, like cooking and victory, as fleeting forms of art that should be cherished because of how short-lived they can be.
  • The Worm That Walks: Barbaracle, a humanoid mass of rocks and barnacles.
  • Signature Mon: Barbaracle is his highest-leveled Pokémon in the league. Pokémon Masters has him use Clawitzer, another member of his team, and his holiday variant has him use Octillery.
  • Supreme Chef: Fitting for a Water-type Elite Four as his team mostly consists of edible aquatic life, including the starfish and gooseneck barnacle.

Alola Elite Four

It is worth noting that Kahili and Molayne are the only Elite Four who aren't a Trial Captain or Kahuna.

    Olivia (Lychee) 



Kahili (カヒリ kahiri)
Voiced by: Janice Kawaye (Pokémon Masters - EN), Shiho Kawaragi (Pokémon Masters - JP)

"Why don't we see who the winds favor today, you or me?"

Golfer and Flying-type specialist. She's been traveling to other regions to become a better trainer and golfer, but flew back to Alola at Kukui's request to become a member of the new Elite Four.

  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The back of her hair looks like crossed bird wings, her ahoge resembles a head feather, and she wears an orange feather over her left breast.
  • Blood Knight: While she was annoyed at Kukui constantly pestering her, Kahili admits that she did enjoy the prospect of being able to fight really strong trainers.
  • Blow You Away: Specializes in Flying-types, making her a first for the Elite Four roster.
  • Beauty Mark: Underneath her left eye.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Kahili has pale blue eyes and hair.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Very short, and she's also an Island Champion and an Elite Four member.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Pardon the pun.
    • A non-playable character talks about her in the demo for the original Sun and Moon, while the workers at the biggest tourist resort in Akala Island mentions her name, and the fact she's the daughter of the owner there. It's not until you see her at the League when she shows up formally.
    • In Ultra Sun/Moon, she shows up briefly to demonstrate how to do the pose for the Flyinium-Z at Ten Carat Hill, although she never introduces herself until you meet at the Pokémon League much later.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Downplayed. While her appearance is foreshadowed (as mentioned above in Early-Bird Cameo), a vast majority of players tend to overlook it as standard NPC talk and likely completely forget about it once she finally shows up at the end of the game. This is especially noticeable considering that the other Elite Four members were all previously encountered in the game and have story significance. Averted in Ultra Sun/Moon, where she'll at least appear briefly to teach you how to use the Flynium Z when you find it, but since she doesn't even bother introducing herself and leaves immediately, it just comes across as a random scene until you encounter her again.
  • Hidden Depths: You can find her at the Hano Resort in the post-game. Talking to her reveals that she is very competitive and hard-working in nature, offhandedly implying she spends up to half of the day working on her abilities.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Her battle pose is the same as a golfer's driving stance, and she even carries a club with her to do so.
  • Lady of War: Is highly focused and calm, while also being a powerful Elite Four member. (Justified as this is very much a prerequisite for golf.)
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The kahili was a staff used as a symbol of power by the rulers of Hawaii, traditionally made from the long bones of an enemy king, and adorned with the feathers from birds of prey. Fittingly, Kahili happens to be a Flying-type specialist and is in a position of authority as an Elite Four member.
    • Additionally, Kahili happens to be the name of a well-known Hawaiian golf course, fitting her status as a golfer.
    • Fitting with the region's Floral Theme Naming, kahili is the Hawaiian term for several flowering plants.
  • Minidress of Power: Wears a short skirt and happens to be a member of the Alolan Elite Four.
  • Non-Idle Rich: She's the heiress of the massive Hano Resort, while also being both a professional golfer and an extremely capable Pokemon trainer.
  • The Ojou: Her family owns Hano Resort in Heahea City, and she's very graceful and reserved even in the heat of battle.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Consistently has a scowl on her face, much like her signature Toucannon.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: In-Universe. She gives you the TM for Trick Room post-game and will mention that she uses the move to handicap herself during training with her mons since most Flying-types are very fast in nature. Ironically, her Toucannon would have benefited from such a move.
  • Signature Mon: Toucannon, which is the ace of her team and wields a Flynium Z-crystal. Her golf club is even adorned with its beak's colors.
  • Stealth Pun: A golfer who specializes in Flying-types. The terms "Birdie", "Eagle", and "Albatross" are related to golfing. (1, 2, and 3 under par, specifically).
  • The Stoic: She is very reserved and focused.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Projects an aloof air, but is actually a pretty nice person to the player, especially after they defeat her for the first time.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Her golf club's colors and her permanent frown gives her a resemblance to Toucannon.
  • Wind Is Green: The room she's fought in is completely colored green.
  • Worthy Opponent: She constantly looks out for strong opponents and when she meets you she wants to beat you to show she's the best trainer in the world and is also looking for a good fight.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pale blue, and the two main sections in the back cross like a pair of wings.
  • Younger Than They Look: While she otherwise looks very young, her silvery-blue hair could make some mistake her for an older person.

    Molayne (Mullein) 

Molayne / Mullein (マーレイン maarein)
Voiced by: Ezra Weisz (Pokémon Masters - EN), Takayuki Kondo (Pokémon Masters - JP)

Molayne is a former Trial Captain, who passed the role onto his cousin, Sophocles. Now, Molayne takes care of Alola's Pokémon Storage System. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, he replaces Hala as a member of Alola's new Elite Four.

  • Affectionate Nickname: "Big Mo/Mul-san", by Sophocles.
  • Ascended Extra: In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, where he joins the Elite Four.
  • Badass Bookworm: A computing wiz and a former Trial Captain who can still hold his own in a battle. And is good enough to challenge you for the title of Champion in the originals, and be an Elite Four member in the re-release.
  • Bonus Boss: Is one of the many trainers who fights you in Title Defense in Sun and Moon.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: He specializes in Steel-type Pokémon, and hands over Steelium Z to the player.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Outside of a Pokémon battle, he almost never opens his eyes.
  • Fat and Skinny: He's the taller and skinnier of the duo compared to Sophocles.
  • Geek Physiques: Of the tall and skinny kind.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He and Sophocles are close friends despite Sophocles being young enough to be his child.
  • Meaningful Name: His name might come from molybdenum, a metallic element.
  • Nice Guy: Outside of some friendly ribbing towards his pals Kukui and Sophocles, he is never anything other than polite and genteel to anyone he meets.
  • The One Guy: He's the sole male member of the Elite Four in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
  • Perpetual Smiler: In contrast to his cousin Sophocles, Molayne has a warm smile as his default expression, even when he loses a battle.
  • Retired Badass: A former Trial Captain who is apparently one of the region's better trainers, but he's content to manage the PC system. He eventually unretires to join the Elite Four in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
  • Secret Keeper: Of sorts, regarding Kukui's extremely Paper-Thin Disguise as a masked luchador. Kukui is serious about not letting him reveal that to anyone, despite how obvious it is.
  • Signature Mon: Alolan Dugtrio is his strongest Pokémon during your first battle with him, and his last one in subsequent battles.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Fittingly for Alola's Pokémon Storage System developer, Molayne is seen wearing glasses. His glasses are also hexagon-shaped, which is a common design motif.


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