Characters appearing in the online show Pokémon Generations. Characters will be classified by the generation they first appear in the anime. As Generations are episodes that depict the main games' plots, be aware of late arrival spoilers.
The protagonist of the Gen 1 games, who travels across the regions searching for Pokémon.
- Minor Major Character: Despite his central role in events and character motivations his face is always obscured, he never speaks, his name is never said aloud and his onscreen appearances mostly have him in the background. Also, while he's responsible for the downfall of Team Rocket, there's no evidence that Looker or the police even know who he is.
- The Voiceless: Red doesn't have any lines, true to his game counterpart. But you can briefly hear his voice in the Japanse dub.
A Pikachu Red captures in the Viridian Forest and goes on to bring with him on his travels.
- Badass Adorable: Being a Pikachu who underwent rigorous training, this is to be expected.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Red.
- Pokémon Speak: Downplayed. He makes more animal-like noises than his anime counterpart, but one can still hear hints of "pi" and "chu" in his vocalizations.
- Shock and Awe: Being a Pikachu, he uses electric attacks.
- Took a Level in Badass: When we first see him, he can't even fight a Caterpie. By the time he reaches Kalos, he can fend off a Noivern without much difficulty.
Red's rival and the grandson of Professor Oak.
- The Ace: Defeats the Elite 4 and becomes Pokémon champion before Red.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Blue was already hit with this in remakes of the games, but this is a double example as he's adaptationally attractive from both the games and the Pokemon Origins anime—his significantly more like a Bishōnen here.
- Noble Bird of Prey: His Pidgeot, which he uses effectively on Bruno's Machamp.
- Psychic Powers: His Alakazam, which he uses on Loralei's Lapras.
- Younger Than They Look: He's only 11, but looks and sounds post-pubescent.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Much like in the games, Blue has only just become the Pokémon League Champion by the time Red shows up and fights his way through the Indigo Plateau to beat him. Not that Blue seems to care, he actually seems kinda bored just sitting on his throne and hoping that Red would come soon, and is thrilled when he does.
A member of the International Police whose duty takes him to Kanto on a mission to learn more about Giovanni, to talk to Silver, Giovanni's son, in Johto; stop Charon's intentions to awake Heatran in Sinnoh and solve the mystery of his new secretary Emma in Kalos.
- Badass Normal: Knocks out Charon in a single move.
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Looker not only doesn't wear a helmet during the assault on Viridian Gym, he doesn't wear any kind of armor; and he runs in first.
- Hero of Another Story: It's revealed that Looker was in Kanto during the events of the Red and Blue, and was in charge of the police's hunt for Giovanni and Team Rocket.
- Nerves of Steel: He treats a rampaging Heatran with all the seriousness of writing a parking ticket.
The defeated former leader of Team Rocket, who plans to recreate his team to be stronger than ever.
- Arc Villain: Is behind a lot of the crimes taking place in Kanto.
- Dirty Coward: Silver thinks of him as such, for running away after being defeated by Red.
- Parental Neglect: Giovanni is implied to be a perpetrator of this in The Legacy, leaving Viridian City while Silver was still young in order to go and rebuild Team Rocket after being beaten by Blue and Red. Silver didn't take it well.
The Kanto Elite Four
A group of four powerful trainers who make up the Kanto Pokémon league, comprised of Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha, and Lance.
- Large Ham: All 4 of them to varying extents.
- The Worf Effect: The Elite Four are ultimately taken out pretty quickly by Blue. Justified somewhat though, since it's a barely 5 minute short, meaning that there's a limited amount of screentime to show off each fight.
A member of the Kanto Elite Four, specializing in Ice-types.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Her design is taken up to eleven completed with a Sideboob, as if her anime counterpart wasn't sexy enough.
- Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and is a fierce battler. Ironic seeing as she's an ice-type specialist.
- Hotter and Sexier: Her anime counterpart was already well-endowed for the family friendly adaptation. But compared to her videogame counterpart, she is much sexier with the aforementioned Sideboob and a very prominent chest.
- An Ice Person: She specializes in Ice-types.
- Smug Snake: Is absolutely convinced that Blue won't make it passed her right before she's defeated.
A member of the Kanto Elite Four, specializing in Fighting-types.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Similar to Lorelei up there, his muscles are a lot more detailed here.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Specializes in Fighting-types. Unfortunately for him, Blue knows a thing or two about type advantages, and swiftly defeats him using a Pidgeot (which, as a Flying-type, has a natural advantage against Fighting-types).
- Does Not Like Shoes: Fitting his martial artist theme, he goes barefoot.
- Large Ham: Lets out a Mighty Roar just before battling Blue, and had no reason beyond drama to do so.
- This Cannot Be!: Is absolutely shocked that Blue was able to defeat him.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Never wears a shirt.
- Weapon of Choice: Calls out a Machamp as his main attacker against Blue.
A member of the Kanto Elite Four, specializing in Ghost-types.
- Cool Old Lady: She's the oldest member of the Kanto Elite Four.
- Gonk: Compared to Loralei, Bruno and Lance, she's an old and somewhat mannish looking woman who's usually seen wearing a Slasher Smile.
- Large Ham: She even releases her Pokemon theatrically!
- Never Mess with Granny: Don't underestimate her just because she's old.
- Snakes Are Sinister: One of her Pokemon is an Arbok.
- Soul Power: Specializes in Ghost-types.
- Worthy Opponent: Seems to see Blue as this, presumably because she knew his grandfather personally.
- You Got Spunk: More or less says this to Blue when battling him.
A member of the Kanto Elite Four, as well as the Johto champion, specializing in Dragon-types.
- Adaptational Heroism: Somewhat with Lance's solution to the Electrode-powered generator; in the games, he decides that the best course of action is to knock them all out. Here, however, he just sets them free.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Specializes in Dragon-types.
- Fiery Redhead: Has reddish purple hair and is a spirited battler.
- Large Ham: Hams it up when he meets Blue.
- Weapon of Choice: His Dragonite.
- Worthy Opponent: Like Agatha, he sees Blue as such.
Lance's main Pokemon and Weapon of Choice.
- Badass Adorable: It wouldn't be Dragonite if it weren't this.
- Blow You Away: Part Flying-type.
- No-Sell: Team Rocket's attacks barely affect it.
- Undying Loyalty: To Lance.
The protagonist of the Johto Games who helps Lance infiltrate Team Rocket's lair in Mahogany Town
- Minor Major Character: Even more so than Red.
- Psychotic Smirk: At the end of his debut, a rare heroic variant.
A Team Rocket admin in Johto in charge of sending the signal from the Radio Tower.
- Butt-Monkey: He and his Weezing get their butts kicked by Lance's Dragonite, and the freed Electrode then use Thunderbolt on him.
Giovanni's son, who was abandoned by his father on his quest to become stronger.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Silver gives one to Giovanni after the later is preparing to go into hiding following his loses to Red and Blue.
- Vocal Dissonance: Much like Blue, he sounds older than he should be. This is especially noticeable in the flashback, where despite being visibly younger he still has the exact same voice.
A researcher on a quest to find the rare Legendary Pokémon Suicune.
The protagonist of the Hoenn Pokémon games, who infiltrates Team Magma's HQ.
- Green Thumb: His only seen Pokemon is Sceptile.
- Minor Major Character: Zig-zagged in Episode 7. He's not front and center, with the episode being told from Team Magma's perspective, but he's directly addressed as a threat.
Brendan's main Pokemon.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: The leaf blades on its arms slice through a metal door.
The admin of Team Magma, who receives a strange vision on Primal Groudon.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Courtney is a very quiet woman, but her fanatical devotion to Maxie swings into maniacal glee when "testing" Brendan, and her apparent future vision raise some questions.
- Cute But Psycho: She gets quite the crazy set of eyes when she gleefully tells Brendan that she wants to "analyze" him.
- Undying Loyalty: Toward Maxie.
- Yandere: Like in the games, Courtney comes across as this in her interactions with Brendan.
The leader of Team Magma on a quest to awaken Primal Groudon.
- The Leader: He leads Team Magma, who wants to wake up Groudon and dry out the entire world from water.
A Team Magma admin who accompanies Maxie.
- Eyes Always Closed: Noticeably averted in this continuity.
The leader of Team Aqua, who succeeds in awakening Primal Kyogre.
- Bolivian Army Ending: His fate is left unknown after Kyogre proceeds to attack violently the Team Aqua submarine.
- Gone Horribly Right: Archie awakens Kyogre to reset the world back to the way it was (meaning before the birth of human civilization); but Kyogre is intent on flooding the world, wiping out all people and Pokémon, on land and in sea alike.
- Large Ham: Every sentence is punctuated by waving his arms around.
- The Leader: The de facto leader of Team Aqua, who wants to flood the entire with the help of Kyogre, but fails at it.
- My God, What Have I Done??: Just like in the Hoenn games, Archie immediately attempts to stop Kyogre's rampage upon being informed by Matt of how it's threatening to sink the entire world and everything in it beneath the ocean surface.
A Team Aqua admin who has learned a dark secret about Kyogre.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Shelly in the games already had lots of fanservice but her body is much more detailed here as well as a couple of shots of her butt.
- The Cassandra: She tries to warn Archie not wake Kyogre up, as she has a bad feeling if the creature awakes.
- Heel Realization: Shelly has undergone one by the start of Episode 8, and we're shown her horrified reaction to her discovery of Primal Kyogre's power at the Weather Institute. Archie also has one, but it's far too late as the rampaging Primal Kyogre lunges forward to attack him.
- Hotter and Sexier: Shelly already had a prominent sexy wash from her original redhead design for her sixth generation appearance, but Generations raised it up to eleven. Has a taught midriff, long legs and shapely butt.
- Ignored Expert: Shelly tries in vain to warn Archie that she learnt from the Weather Institute how releasing Kyogre will end up destroying the world.
Gabby and Ty
News reporters who gain access to a top-secret tape showing the battle between Rayquaza and Deoxys.
- Adaptational Badass: In the games, Gabby and Ty only interview passing trainers. Here, they're sneaking into guarded facilities and giving them the slip.
- Ascended Extra: In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and their remakes, Gabby and Ty were just reporters who interviewed passing trainers and had no relevance to the plot. Here, they the are the focus of Episode 9 where they are investigative journalists uncovering the footage that depicts the battle between the protagonist and Mega Rayquaza against Deoxys from the Mossdeep Space Center.
- Intrepid Reporter: Gabby drags her cameraman Ty into hacking video footage of the meteor destruction from the Mossdeep Space Center.
A young woman who takes shelter in the Old Chateau with her Chansey.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Has a noticeable hourglass shape and much softer, more feminized features than in her official art from that game. Considering the episode's tone, this may have been a deliberate move to make her seem more innocent and sympathetic.
- Break the Cutie: Cheryl and Chansey at the Old Chateau. Being chased by the shapeshifting butler and being scared by a purple faced ghost girl is enough to leave them scarred for life.
- Hotter and Sexier: A mild example. She has a permanent blush, exhales when she talks and there are several closeups of her glossy lips while she eats. While she's not flashing any skin or seductively posing, there's definitely a fanservice vibe.
Cheryl's Pokemon and traveling companion.
- Break the Cutie: Along with Cheryl.
- Cartoon Creature: Her lack of a defined real world inspiration may be why her vocalizations are more like random gibberish than animal noises or Pokémon Speak.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Certainly helped by her constant enthusiasm.
The Ghost Butler
A strange butler who greets Cheryl and Chansey to the Old Chateau.
- Adaptational Villainy: The human ghosts in Diamond & Pearl were creepy but harmless. Not so much the case in The Old Chateau.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can turn into spectral goo and an enormous and shadowy Black Fog like Haunter.
The Ghost Girl
A creepy, undead girl who frightens Cheryl and Chansey.
- Adaptational Villainy: The human ghosts in Diamond & Pearl were creepy but harmless. Not so much the case in The Old Chateau.
- Jump Scare: The ghost girl from the Old Chateau does this to Cheryl and her Chansey in Episode 10.
- Nightmare Face: Pulls out a horrible purple face to scare Cheryl and Chansey to death.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Unlike in the videogames where her avatar is the game's usual girl, she is designed like a classic vengeful Japanese ghost or onryo with white pale skin and long black hair.
The leader of the villainous Team Galactic of Sinnoh who wants to control time and space with Dialga and Palkia, but ends up swallowed by Giratina instead and taken to the Distortion World.
- Dragged Off to Hell: More or less—he's dragged into the domain of what can best be described as Pokemon Satan and is presumably trapped there forever. Though he's pretty okay with it all things considered.
- The Leader: Of Team Galactic.
- Nerves of Steel: Cyrus has no reaction to Giratina jumping at him while everyone else is extremely startled.
- Not So Different: He and Giratina are shown to be quite similar: both lonely, not very expressive, and prone to just staring in silence.
- The Stoic: The most you see out of this guy is a slight grin. He also isn't fazed one bit by Gitatina lunging at him or waking up in the Distortion World.
- Tragic Villain: Cyrus is content to remain in the Distortion World as he believes it is the perfect world he sought for. The tragedy is he is all alone in a world that doesn't follow logic and he will have the company of Giratina staring at him for all of time, although he at least seems happy about it so that might make it a good ending for him.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Responds to the Pokemon equivalent of Satan ruining his plans by lightly scolding it like a misbehaving toddler.
A legendary Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon ruler of its own dimension who drags off Cyrus when he tried to control Dialga and Palkia.
- Dark Is Not Evil: It's an unspeakably terrifying being that basically amounts to the Pokemon world's version of Satan...whose establishing character moment is saving Dialga and Palkia from the villain's control and dragging said villain into what can best be summed up as Hell for his troubles.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Essentially what it does to Cyrus, dragging him into the Distortion World with it. Though Cyrus doesn't mind much.
- The Dreaded: To the point that even Cynthia looks shocked when it arrives.
- Eldritch Abomination: A ghostly monstrosity that rules over a terrifying Eldritch Location.
- Monster Roommate: Pretty much becomes this for Cyrus.
- Satanic Archetype: How it ties to the Pokemon mythos. Though it turns out to be a good guy.
Champion of the Sinnoh Pokémon League, she arrives to try to stop Cyrus' plans to dominate Dialga and Palkia.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Like all champions, this is implied of her, as she is the first on the scene to fight against Team Galactic.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a heroic blonde.
A redheaded teen at Stark Mountain where the legendary Pokémon Heatran lives.
- Fiery Redhead: A red-head who's also Hot-Blooded.
- Red Is Heroic: Dressed in red and has red hair. He also battles against Team Galactic.
- Totally Radical: Try to count all the times he says "dude".
- Weapon of Choice: Claydol.
Buck's main Ground/Psychic-type Pokémon.
- Psychic Powers: It's a Psychic-type.
He becomes the new leader of Team Galactic after Cyrus' disappearance and wants to wake up Heatran for his own purposes.
- Dragon Ascendant: After Cyrus' disappearance he became the leader of the remnants of Team Galactic and is the main antagonist in episode 12.
- Evil Old Folks: He has cruel intentions of world domination and wants to use Heatran for his own plans.
- Mad Scientist: He was the leading scientist of Team Galactic and also, he laughs maniacally when he wakes Heatran up.
Leader of the Opelucid City Gym who is fighting against the Seven Sages when N's castle rises.
- Action Girl: She's the first one to try and attack Team Plasma's castle.
- Weapon of Choice: Her Druddigon.
Leader of Driftveil City who joins with Iris in the fight against the Seven Sages.
- Big Damn Heroes: Leads the Gym Leader charge against Team Plasma to save Iris.
- Weapon of Choice: His Excadrill.
- Weapon of Choice: Her Herdier.
- Dynamic Entry: She's introduced riding her Zebstrika, which proceeds to electrocute as many Team Plasma Pokemon as it can hit.
- Ms. Fanservice: Looks sultry and sexy as she rides in on her Zebstrika.
- Weapon of Choice: Her Zebstrika.
- Large Ham: He's got a flair for drama.
- Uncatty Resemblance: His Leavanny mimics his movements.
- Weapon of Choice: His Leveanny.
- Badass Normal: He has no special powers like Pokémon do, yet is still perfectly capable of wiping the floor with multiple Team Plasma grunts.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He fights off several Team Plasma grunts hand to hand.
- Weapon of Choice: His Beartic. Well, a toss up between that and his own fists.
Iris' honorary grandfather and also a Leader of the Opelucid City Gym. He also fights against Zinzolin and Colress when the Team Plasma returns two years later.
- Badass Beard: He sports a white one that covers up his mouth.
- Papa Bear: He comes at the aid of his honorary granddaughter along with the rest of the Unova Gym Leaders.
- Weapon of Choice: His Haxorus.
One of the Seven Sages of Team Plasma, he attacks the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle. Two years later, he is the leader in charge of the New Team Plasma.
- An Ice Person: Zinzolin uses a Weavile and a Cryogonal to fight Drayden's Haxorus.
- Dragon-in-Chief: He is the main face of the New Team Plasma while his boss Ghetsis stays in the shadows.
A crazy scientist that collaborates with the New Team Plasma.
- Mad Scientist: Has no moral standards and is willing to torture Kyurem in order to bring out its full power.
The "son" of Ghetsis, he has the ability of understanding Pokémon. Two years after his defeat, he comes along with Reshiram to stop Ghetsis' plans of using Kyurem.
- HeelFace Turn: Has already undergone this by the time we see him in the story.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: His title as King of Team Plasma is one he takes very seriously.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Can understand Pokemon.
The legendary Dragon/Fire-type Pokémon of Unova and Zekrom's counterpart. He is N's main Pokémon and friend. He gets fused with Kyurem
- Our Dragons Are Different: It looks like a mix between a dragon, a wolf and a raptor.
- Playing with Fire: Uses fire attacks.
- The Worf Effect: It's a powerful Legendary, but swiftly taken out by Ghetsis.
Still the Leader of Team Plasma. He wants to use Kyurem to fuse it with Reshiram using the DNA Splicers.
- Big Bad: Of the entire Unova arc. He is absent in episodes 13 and 14, leaving his work to the Seven Sages and Colress. But he makes an appearance in episode 15, where he wants to fuse Kyurem and Reshiram.
- The Leader: Of both Team Plasma and New Team Plasma, but with the New Team Plasma he acting in the shadows with Zinzolin and Colress as his men in action.
- Smug Snake: He sounds so sure of himself. Hilbert fixes that for him.
- Villainous Breakdown: He goes crazier and crazier as the confrontation with N goes on.
The third legendary Pokémon of the Unova Dragon Trio, it's a Dragon/Ice-type Pokémon. Ghetsis wants to fuse it along with N's Reshiram to dominate the world.
- An Ice Person: Capable of freezing things.
- Two Beings, One Body: Ghetsis turns it into one with Reshiram.
The protagonist of Pokémon Black & Pokémon White, he arrives to stop Ghetsis' plans and saves N with the aid of Zekrom.
- Adapted Out: He is removed from the Plasma Castle rising and replaced with Iris.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves N from White Kyurem with Zekrom.
The legendary Dragon/Electric-type Pokémon and counterpart to Reshirma. It's Hilbert's main Pokémon.
The visionary founder of Lysandre Labs. He has presented his new invention: the Holocaster, which is an immediate success. Also, in the dark, he is the leader of Team Flare and he is planning something unnerving with the legendary Pokémon Yveltal.
- Affably Evil: He's unfailingly polite and friendly to others, and has been made very popular throughout the Kalos region. And of course, he happens to be Team Flare's boss with plans for Yveltal.
- Fiery Redhead: His weapon of choice are fire Pokémon with Pyroar as his main one and Lysandre's red hair resembles its mane. He is also the leader of Team Flare and has a plan for Yveltal.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: An entrepreneur and visionary man whose inventions are presented to the public and it's an immediate success in its first release. This has been seen before.
- Villain with Good Publicity: As the inventor of the Holocaster among other philanthropic works, he is very popular in Kalos. But he has another plan hidden to the public.
An actress and Champion of the Kalos League.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: As the Generations anime shorts are Hotter and Sexier, Diantha is no exception. She wears red lipstick unlike her videogame counterpart.
- The Cameo: She makes an appearance at the Generations finale to greet Calem for defeating her Champion title.
Emma's pet Espurr.
- Badass Adorable: Mimi frees her friend from the Essentia mind control, no matter if she kicked her as she knows Emma was brainwashed and stood up to free her.
- Big Damn Heroes: The cute and first evolution of Meowstic saved the day by freeing Emma of her mind control.
Emma / Essentia
Looker's new secretary during his investigation in Kalos that takes the out-of-control vigilante persona of Essentia in Lumiose City when wearing the Team Flare's Expansion Suit.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: While Essentia's persona makes her abilities super-enhanced, she is out of control, stealing Pokémon from other trainers in Lumiose City.
- Kick the Dog: Or cat in this case, but Essentia literally does this to her Pokémon friend Mimi when she fondles her leg.
The Kalos player character and the new champion of Kalos.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: We first see him at the ceremony for his earning the championship.
- The Faceless: As with all the protagonists.
- Weapon of Choice: The only Pokemon we see him battle with is Chesnaught. A Charizard was seen near him as well.
Kalos' resident professor who is at Calem's celebration to greet him.
- The Cameo: He appears at the Generations finale, but he is neither voiced nor plays a big role.
Former king of Kalos who created an enormous machine 3000 years ago to resurrect his Floette and grant her eternal life. After a long time wandering around the world, he meets Calem after he has become the Champion of the Kalos Pokémon League and challenges him.
- The Atoner: His main goal is achieving redemption and the forgiveness of his Eternal Floette, accepting his immortality and wandering as punishment. After being defeated by Calem, Floette returns and grants him the ending he was waiting for.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: A.Z. has been wandering around the world for 3000 years waiting for his Eternal Floette who left after A.Z. used the energy of the Pokémon that grant her eternal life. After being beaten by Calem at his Champion celebration, Floette comes back."It's been 3000 years, Floette."
- Flying Dutchman: Granted with immortal life, he has been wandering the world for a long, long time waiting for Floette to come and pardon him.
- Gentle Giant: While he is a rough man that challenges Calem for a battle and caused tragedies in the past, he is not evil and when his Floette returned to him, his good feelings arosed.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A.Z. and Floette were inseparable until she left and then returned. All Floette are born female and their size is 8 inches/20 cm whereas A.Z. is immensely huge even by human standards.
A Girl and her Mother
A little girl who is at Calem's Champion celebration in Lumiose City that immediately recognizes A.Z. as the man from the old stories that her mother told her.