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Cerise Institute

    Professor Cerise (Doctor Sakuragi) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yūichi Nakamura
Voiced in English by: Ray Chase
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Mauricio Pérez
The professor of the Cerise Institute in Vermillion City, Kanto. He researches Pokémon from all around the world on an even deeper level than Professor Oak, and enlists Ash and Goh to travel the world to assist in his research.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: To Chloe.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Averted to Chloe. He makes up a part of the few nuclear families within the series.
  • Benevolent Boss: He treats his assistants well. And he gave Ash and Goh tickets to the World Coronation Series finals as a reward for their good work as research fellows.
    • He's also very supportive of Ash and Goh's goals, often giving Goh information to help him get started on a Project Mew Mission.
  • A Day in the Limelight: While JN120 starts off with Chloe and Eevee and their path for evolution, it's essentially him that takes the spotlight of the episode as he teaches her about Evolution and shares a story of his past when he befriends a wild Clefairy. This episode has him reunite with said Clefairy as a Cleffable.
  • Floral Theme Naming: As is tradition for Pokemon professors, his name is plant/tree-themed; his English dub name, Cerise, is French for "cherry". Likewise, his Japanese family name means "cherry blossom tree".
  • Good Parents: JN031 has him calmly tell Chloe that she won't know if she'll succeed at something unless she actually tries. He also gives her a Rotom Phone in JN049 to congratulate her becoming a Trainer.
  • Happily Married: Is married to Talia.
  • It Amused Me: He knew all along about the Gengar haunting the laboratory but thought that the poltergeist activity would be lots of fun. Then again it's a complete contrast to when Gengar arrived in JN011 and his daughter was the only thing stopping Gengar from doing more harm...
  • Only Sane Man: Downplayed during the eating contest where he contrasts with Chrysa's fanaticism.
  • Overprotective Dad: In JN074, he calls Chloe in a panic after not hearing from her for a while.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In JN010, he decides to keep Dragonite Island a secret as he feels their mystery is part of their appeal, despite Ren and Chrysa suggesting otherwise. Given what Team Rocket tried to pull in said episode, he made a good call. Ash's Dragonite even thanks him by giving him a big hug.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • In regards to getting his daughter the motivation she needs to get into Pokémon. When she becomes unsure as to whether or not to help Jinny get ready for the Slateport Water Festival, he tells her that sometimes a little effort is all that matters and thus gets her moving forward to try something new.
    • In JN074 his advice about how the bonds of Pokémon and humans can open up to new things is what convinces Chloe to approach Cresselia so she and Dawn can heal her.

    Chloe Cerise (Koharu Sakuragi) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kana Hanazawa
Voiced in English by: Cherami Leigh
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Sara Gómez

Chloe is Professor Cerise's daughter and a childhood friend of Goh. It was at her behest that Goh went to Professor Oak's summer camp when they were younger. She, too, witnessed Mew, and now helps her father with his research.


  • Advertised Extra: She's considered the Tritagonist of the series, but the number of episodes that actually have her as the focus character in the first season can literally be counted on one hand. This eventually gets averted as the series goes on and she gains more and more focus episodes, eventually becoming an Ascended Extra by seasons 2 and 3.
  • Alliterative Name: In the dub, Chloe Cerise.
  • Aloof Ally: Acts as this towards Goh and Ash at the start of the series, not initially wanting anything to do with their adventures or Pokemon themselves. She begins to grow out of the aloofness as the series goes on.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Barring the dark hair, she is shown to be quite cold or distant to, well, everyone except her mother. She gradually warms up as the series goes on.
  • Ascended Extra: By episode 50, she participates in more of Ash and Goh's journeys as she starts ascending into a 3rd travelling companion in the series. The 3rd introduction series also features more of her alongside Ash and Goh.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In episode 31 when she's shown in her swimsuit.
  • Berserk Button: She really hates having her Messy Hair brought up in any way. When Chloe learns her mother created an illustration of her in that state for a local magazine (JN029), she is outraged.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While initially quite aloof, she ends up taking a few levels in kindness as the series goes on, and even before then, she was perfectly capable of being cordial to those she was close to. She's not somebody to be messed with, however.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Chloe doesn't tend to talk a lot and keeps to herself, at least early in the series, but that doesn't mean she can't be dangerous when she wants to. Case in point, in JN031 a couple of girls make dismissive comments about Jinny's Feebas. Chloe shuts them up with the mother of all Death Glares.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Is shown to care for her little brother and becomes enraged when one of his friends, Jinny, is insulted during a contest for her choice of Pokemon in JN031.
  • Big Sister Worship: As shown in JN058, while the two aren't related, she is shown to really admire and look up to Chryssa, to the point of deciding to stay with her in her apartment.
  • Black Sheep: Played with in that she isn't actively treated as such. Everyone in her family loves Pokémon, whereas she prefers to stay away from them. She's starting to grow out of it in JN029 upon realizing how she was shown to be quite cold to Yamper in the past.
  • Breaking Old Trends: Unlike previous female companions, Chloe isn't eager to get into a life with Pokémon, is more introverted, goes to a human school and (initially) wants little to do with Ash Ketchum himself. And, on a lesser note, she's a Canon Foreigner not based on anyone from the games.
  • Breakout Character: As seen in the above tropes, Chloe started out as a fairly underused character, though one whose role grew in time. This notably coincided with Chloe's popularity growing rapidly, to a point of she would place in a large top 1000 anime character poll, outperforming many other Pokemon characters including Goh and only being beaten by Pikachu, Ash, Brock, Serena, May, Dawn, and Misty respectivley from highest to lowest.
  • Character Development: She gradually begins warming up to Pokemon and becoming more involved with them, becomes less aloof, more willing to try new things and has become more comfortable around Ash, acting less snarky towards both him and Goh. By JN049, she officially becomes a Pokémon trainer with her own starter and Rotom Phone, along with not feeling so down about people pressuring her into being so into Pokémon.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: She's heavily associated with cherry blossoms; her last name in the English dub means "cherry" in French, while her Japanese last name translates as "cherry blossom tree". She wears a cherry blossom-shaped decoration in her hair, and when she's not in her uniform she frequently wears pink. Her swimsuit also has cherry blossoms on it. Starting with JN050, she wears a pink blouse with cherry blossoms on it.
  • Childhood Friends: With Goh to the point of initially being Goh's Only Friend.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Chloe is shown to hold aspects opposite of Ash's previous female companions.
    • A white-dress wearing girl who has a complicated relationship with Pokémon? It's Lillie all over again. The main difference is that Lillie actually does like Pokémon (and couldn't touch them due to a traumatic experience) whereas Chloe is neither a lover nor a hater. Lillie went to a school all about Pokémon and had a lot of friends supporting her goals, whereas Chloe goes to a normal school and has classmates Innocently Insensitive about her not being immediately willing to jump into a career related to Pokémon. Their relationships with their mothers are also different: Chloe is closest to her mom (who gives her good advice) whereas Lillie and Lusamine's relationship was very fractured (due to Lusamine's parent dynamic with her daughter). Last, their interactions with their Pokémon are quite opposites: she's cold towards her Yamper and is hesitant to command it to battle (although she's getting better at it), while Lillie truly loves Snowy and is quick to get Snowy to fire Powder Snow so they can get to safety.
    • She's a contrast to Serena when it comes to what they want to do in life. Serena was impulsive and wanted nothing to do with being a Rhyhorn racer like her mother and left with Ash to escape it. When she finally confronts her mother to be a performer, she is supported by Ash, Clemont and Bonnie in that regard. Chloe on the other hand is pushed by everyone else to follow a career involving Pokémon but she's very lethargic and doesn't even know if she even likes Pokémon or not while her mother advises her not to rush into her future so quickly. Also while Serena tried multiple hobbies before deciding on being a performer, Chloe (at first) doesn't even try to do anything at all and the audience doesn't even know what she likes. And in regards to Ash, Serena was well-known for her crush on him whereas Chloe appears to be purposely avoiding interacting with him at the start.
    • Chloe isn't the only female supporting character who has a little brother interested in Pokémon, a stay at home mom or a father who has an important job — May has that too. But while May didn't like Pokémon initially, she still was excited to travel and explore while Chloe doesn't want to travel at all. May was never pushed to follow her father's role (and she had support from her parents for wanting to become a Pokémon Coordinator) while Chloe gets pressured by everyone (except her mother) to walk in her father's footsteps.
    • Chloe's relationship with Ash is a bit different than Iris. While Iris was known to tease and poke Ash for being "Such a kid" (but she would mellow down about it later), Chloe would rather not be near Ash at all (at first). Also, Chloe goes to a human school and she's known to have Innocently Insensitive classmates and she has trouble speaking up for herself whereas Iris's time at a human school had other students stay far away from her due to her No Social Skills.
    • When compared to Dawn, Dawn was bubbly and optimistic and already had a goal in mind whereas Chloe is introverted and has...nothing in mind (initially). When Dawn was in a funk, her mom would tell her that she needed to stop feeling sorry for herself and learn to grow while Talia just gently reassures Chloe not to rush into things. Dawn was sweet and kind to her core whereas Chloe snarks to everyone she can (except her mom).
  • Costume Evolution: To signify her becoming a Pokémon trainer and officially joining Ash and Goh, she begins wearing more varied outfits.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has this response upon meeting Lei for the first time when in Alola.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: At some point in her past, people's assumptions that Chloe was just going to follow in her father's footsteps and pursue a career involving Pokémon got to her, resulting in her initial coolness toward Pokémon.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • Spends most of JN050 as this, getting into trouble and having either Goh, Ash or Eevee saving her skin. Justified as she lacks experience or drive toward battling unlike the other two.
    • This is especially played straight in JN079 when she gets kidnapped by Katsuki (mistaking her for another girl) and has to be rescued by Ash, Goh and Eevee.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, There's a New Kid in Town!, and The Cuteness Quotient! puts her in the spotlight in place of Ash and Goh, with JN038 giving her a fair amount of focus as well. JN049 shows her officially becoming a Pokémon Trainer. JN074 has her set off on her first solo journey, meeting Dawn in the process. JN105 is about her taking on her first contest.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Chloe has demonstrated a notably snarky attitude, as she is always seen making snarks or scoffs in regards to Ash and Goh, and even her own father. She does become less snarky towards them in later episodes, though it shows up again when she gets annoyed at Dawn.
  • Death Glare: Gives a terrifying one to a couple of girls who mock Jinny's Feebas, complete with Mimikyu's Glowing Eyes of Doom and a fiery aura. They even felt it!
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts out quite icy, but gradually mellows out as the episodes go by, and has even started to interact with Ash slightly more as well, along with gaining a growing interest in Pokémon.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Her focus episode of JN011 has her questioning what she wants to do; her classmates — and teacher — push her to have a career in Pokémon because her father is a professor even though she doesn't hate Pokémon but she's not a big lover of them either. Her mom advises her that she needs to find something that gives her joy and that she doesn't have to rush things yet. As time goes on, she becomes more interested in Pokémon; although she confides to Goh in JN049 that she's still hesitant on actually catching any Pokémon (as she doesn't want to be pressured into it by other people), she ultimately decides to catch Eevee at the end of the episode (resulting in her officially becoming a Trainer and receiving a Rotom Phone) and resolves to take it one step at a time with her new partner. After going through some soul-searching, by JN120, she seems to have settled onto learning more on Pokémon evolution.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Chloe initially has a very frosty relationship with Ash, compared to Goh (who is quick to declare Ash his friend), her father (who makes him and Goh his research fellows), Ren, and Chrysa. She would often ignore him or make an occasional snarky remark in regards to him, and whenever he tried to speak with her, she would generally freeze up. Over time, she became more comfortable around Ash and seems to have fully accepted him as a friend by JN038, even calling him a friend when talking with Dawn in JN074.
  • The Ditherer: Chloe is indecisive to the point where she can't decide whether or not she even likes Pokémon, not helping that she keeps refusing Ash's invitations to join him and Goh, seeming uninterested in trying out new things. Future episodes show her starting to open up to Pokémon and she gets her official starter in JN049.
  • The Drag-Along: Quite literally in episode 38. When Ash and Goh go to collect fossils, they grab and drag her with them twice. Though it turned out for the better since she ends up having a good time.
  • Expy: Chloe shares a majority of Sonia's characterization and traits (from the games), despite the fact Sonia is also a character in the anime, to the point it looks like she's meant to be a younger (but snarkier) Sonia living with the boys at Vermillion City:
  • Fatal Flaw: As shown in JN011 her flaws are indecisiveness and inability to move forward. She doesn't know what she wants to do with her life and debates on whether she even likes Pokémon or not. She also hides away from other people, doesn't express her true feelings nor does she open herself up to new things. Other episodes show her refusing any type of interactions outside her comfort zone; whenever Ash invites her to join him and Goh, she immediately shoots them down. As of JN031, she seems to be overcoming this, after her father explains to her that the only way to succeed is to try.
    • She's also shown to be conscious about herself and is afraid of being belittled or laughed at because she isn't as enthusiastic about Pokémon as most people. She probably keeps saying "No" to Ash because she doesn't want to embarrass herself. Once again, she slowly grows out of it and becomes more confident in herself.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her relationship with Ash is this. She didn't trust him at all when she first met him and was jealous of his friendship with Goh. As the series progresses, she starts to warm up to him and by JN038, the two of them have formed a genuine friendship.
  • Flower Motif: Her family has a flower theme naming, she ties her braid with a flower scrunchie, and she was shown watering plants in the school garden. Her outfit starting in JN050 includes a cherry blossom and flower petals on her blouse, while her solo traveling outfit in the Darkrai/Cresselia two-parter has a flower design on the end of her pants. Part of her hair's highlights are also in the shape of a flower.
  • Foil:
    • With Goh. She wears white with blue accents, he wears grey with red. She's not interested in Pokémon and has no idea what she plans to do for her future while Goh goes on ahead with his goal to capture Mew. Chloe has a frosty relationship with Ash to the point of indifference but Goh immediately calls Ash his best friend. Also while one of Goh's flaws is that he gives up on new things after they go wrong, Chloe's is that she doesn't even try new things at all and would rather stay stationary than take a step forward. Goh's Fatal Flaw stems from shunting off from human connections (as shown in JN032) while Chloe is more about opening herself to the relationships between humans and Pokemon.
    • Chloe is also a foil to Ash: aside from the fact that their first Pokémon is an Electric type, Chloe acts frosty towards Yamper (who is treated more like a pet than a friend) while Ash and Pikachu are best friends. Chloe is shy and withdrawn and doesn't know what to do with her life to the point of never really moving or trying new things (and she doesn't know if she even wants a job revolving around Pokémon) while Ash's goal is to battle Leon again and likes seeing new places and interacting with Pokémon. Chloe also is hesitant to command Yamper to fight whereas Pikachu is ready to go at a moment's notice.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Implied to be why she acts frosty to Ash. Considering she was pretty much Goh's only friend growing up, she probably sees Ash as a threat to their friendship because of the two being so alike or because they already have goals in mind while she doesn't. Bonus points for having green eyes as well. Thankfully, she seems to have finally warmed up to Ash and became friends with him as of JN038, where she has no problem with speaking to and hanging out with him.
    • She was also jealous of Yamper when she was younger, due to thinking that he would steal away her parents' attention.
  • Hates Being Touched: In JN020, Chloe screams in terror when Goh's Nidoran (Male and Female) cuddle her and a Pidgey perches on her shoulder. She appears to be getting over this as of JN029, letting a Pidove her family was taking care of perch on her shoulder without issue, though she still shows some hesistance toward wild Pokemon.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • JN011 has Goh mention that Chloe wasn't so cold towards Pokémon in the past, hinting that something must've happened that caused her viewpoint to become jaded.
    • In JN052, she comes up with an elaborate plan to catch a group of Diglett and their Dugtrio leader that were ravaging Laxton's crops.
  • Identical Stranger: In JN079, she meets a girl called Soleil who looks very similar to her. This becomes a plot point where they decide to swap clothes which causes her to end up being mistaken for Soleil and kidnapped.
  • I Hate Past Me: Flashbacks of JN029 reveal that Chloe was always jealous of Yamper as a child. In the present, she's more than a little shocked when she realizes how much of a jerk she was back then.
  • Informed Attribute: It's stated that she helps her father with his research but aside from JN031 she hasn't been seen actually helping him with anything that involves research at all. This is set to change starting in JN050 as she finally starts joining Ash and Goh on research.
  • Ironic Name: Her name is based on "Spring" (Japanese) and "Blooming" (Dub) but she doesn't act all that lively, does she? She does start living up to her name over time, though.
  • Irony:
    • Doesn't know what to do in life or what interests she likes, yet we see time and time again that she refuses to try things whenever Ash gives her the chance. She gets better, though.
    • She's also the only one that Yamper will take food or commands from, even though she’s the least enthusiastic about Pokémon in her family.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: As shown in Episode 38 when in her pajamas.
  • Like Father Unlike Daughter: Despite her dad working as a Pokemon Professor, Chloe has little interest initially in the field, though she slowly grows out of her indifference and eventually gets her own starter and a Rotom Phone.
    • She has been shown to possess a level of intelligence and compassion, much like the professor.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Averted. Chloe has several outfits outside of her school uniform (a striped shirt and yellow pants with suspenders, a beige hat/white blouse/blue pants ensemble, a white shirt and pink overall dress, and a pink blouse/yellow jacket/light blue jeans/pink sneakers.)
  • Messy Hair: Is shown to have incredibly messy hair upon waking up and requires a fair bit of tune-up for it to resemble her usual style. She is quite embarrassed about this as shown when she reads a magazine and finds her mom drew an illustration of her with said bed head. When Dawn witnesses this firsthand, she immediately gets the Piplup conditioner treatment.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In There's a New Kid in Town! as a young girl, she got angry at Yamper stealing everyone's attention so she wished for him to go away. She soon realized her mistake and went out to find him again, was menaced by three Venonat in a dark playground, and burst into tears as they approached, but then Yamper came out and shooed them away. After being reminded of these events in the present, Chloe is mortified that she ever treated Yamper so poorly.
  • No Last Name Given: Averted. Notably, she's a rare Canon Foreigner made for the anime with an actual last name.
  • Noodle Incident: She was not so indifferent to Pokémon in the past, implying that something caused her to act the way she is today. It may or may not have to do with being jealous of Yamper.
  • Only Friend: To Goh before Ash entered the scene.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In JN011, when her mother states that she won't get up early to brush her hair...she jumps up and starts yelling frantically showing a rare loss of composure. She even blushes cutely when her mother laughs at the trick used to make her get up.
  • Out of Focus: Is considered the tritagonist of this series, but she doesn't even join Ash and Goh in their adventures (because she goes to school and she constantly shoots down any attempt to join them) nor get a focus episode until JN011 and even then she's sidelined for Ash and Goh's travels. She starts coming out of this by JN029 (her second focus episode), as she's getting some focus again before fading into the background after one minor focus episode in JN038. By JN049, she becomes a Pokémon Trainer and gets more character development.
  • Pink Is Feminine: She has a lot of pink on her, fitting her cherry blossom theme. She sleeps in a pink nightgown, her clothes outside her school uniform are pink, and a flashback of her as a child has her a pink dress. Her cellphone, and later Rotom Phone, are also pink. In JN050, she gains a pink blouse and matching pink shoes. In the 4th outfit, she wears a pink fancy outfit, implying she'll become a Pokemon Coordinator.
  • Sailor Fuku Her school uniform is a variation of this.
  • School Uniforms are the New Black: Wears her school's uniform as her main apparel due to her appearances occurring after school, though the design is rather stylized allowing her to stand out. It's notable that her focus episodes starting from JN029 have her wearing something else other than the uniform to symbolize her Character Development and to find a life outside of school.
  • Ship Tease: Despite being somewhat cold to her childhood friend, Goh, at the start of the series, she appears to have developed feelings for him over the course of the series. She initially shows signs of liking Goh in JN038 when she blushes admirably at seeing him bonding with Aerodactyl. It becomes even more evident in JN126, as during the radio show "Blaze Kick", the show has a segment discussing childhood friends, and it's revealed that Chloe sent a letter to them talking about Goh. During the letter, Chloe talks about Goh in an overly positive and glowing manner, making it evident that she admires him greatly and is completely supportive of him. In a post-episode dialogue, Goh and Chloe engage in a phone call while the former is preparing for his Project Mew mission and the latter is looking after his Pokemon at Cerise Lab. Goh suggests he will listen to the radio show Blaze Kick, which gets Chloe extremely flustered and embarassed, telling him that he doesn't have time and he shouldn't do it, to which Goh agrees, out of fear of the idea that Goh will hear what her submission said about him. After the call, Chloe sighs in relief that Goh won't listen to the radio show and find out about her letter, seemingly because she is afraid of the prospect of Goh learning about her affection for him in such a manner.
    • Chloe has quite a few Les Yay moments with the girls she has befriended. In JN074 and JN075, Chloe meets and befriends Dawn. After the two confront a sleep deprived Rhydon and knock it out in battle, the two praise each other and end up holding hands, while the two blush at each other. Later, while they're camping out at night, Dawn decides to introduce Chloe to the idea of Contests, and grabs Chloe and holds both of her hands.
      • Chloe has also had plenty of Ship Tease with the Regina in JN087, as the two become closer. The two became instant friends and were so close that they even wrote letters to each other regularly even after Regina transferred schools again.
      • Chloe also meets and befriends Serena in JN105. Chloe and Serena have a ship tease moment while they are shopping for Contest Spectacular outfits, especially as they are looking at suitable outfits in the mirror. At the end of the episode, Chloe reminds Serena of the words she told her when the latter is contemplating whether she should accept Lisia's proposal to form an idol unit, and the two hold hands and laugh.
      • Two different posters showcase Chloe with the girls she has met: one showcases her with Dawn, while another shows her with Serena and Lisia.
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to be this for Chrysa and her friend when she learns a lot about them. Sadly it doesn't work in her favor when she reunites them.
  • Shrinking Violet: Hinted at. While she is comfortable around Goh and some of her school friends, she seems to freeze up when Ash tries to talk to her or when he asks her to join him and Goh. She also is not present during the opening ceremony of her father's research institute where there is a crowd of people. JN011 expands that it's not people she's uncomfortable with, it's the notion that everyone assumes that she's going to become a Pokémon professor like her father or that she actually likes Pokémon and being that good of a fighter. She gradually grows out of it and in JN049, she officially becomes a Pokémon Trainer.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Starting in JN029, she wears something other than her school uniform to symbolize how she isn't tied to her being a student. JN050 gives her a pink blouse, jeans and yellow shoes to signify that she's now a Pokémon Trainer, although she still has a varied wardrobe
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She clearly gets her looks from her mother.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Her focus episodes show that she can be very sweet when she wants to, despite being aloof by default. She later becomes more sweet than frosty.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Her school uniform has anchors on it which represent how she's very stationary with her life and doesn't really try to open up her surroundings. Fittingly she lives in Vermillion City, home of the S.S. Anne which states how she's stuck in her comfort zone and refuses to grow or go on an adventure. Starting with JN050, she wears a pink shirt with cherry blossoms on it, both befitting her namesake and that she's on the path to blossoming and discovering who she truly wants to be.
  • Theme Naming: In the English version, following her father's name, "Chloe" means "blossoming" (or "fertility") in Greek. Coupled with Cerise, putting their names together can get you "cherry blossom."
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In JN029, she easily defeats a wild Fearow using her Yamper in order to protect Pidove without relying on her father to tell her what to do.
    • In JN049 she fights Team Rocket and their Pelipper — their gacha machine isn't working, Ash and Pikachu are in a pit and Sobble and Cinderace are captured — with Yamper and Eevee (via Copycat) using a double Spark attack.
    • In JN063, she goes out of her way to protect Goh's Dewgong from an angry wild Huntail and manages to defeat it when Eevee uses Hydro Pump via Copycat.
    • The best example was in JN079 where using Eevee's Copycat, she managed to defeat all three of Katsuki's Pokemon after she became a Damsel out of Distress.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness:
    • In the end of JN051, she stopped shyly walking behind Ash and Goh and started running right past them and is a lot more cheerful than ever, showing her development into a Pokémon Trainer.
    • With help from Dawn at the end of JN074, she learns to stop being so serious about everything and to wind down and have fun with everyone else.
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • In JN029, she takes care of an injured Pidove and even manages to mend her relationship with her Yamper. At the end of the episode, she has learned to appreciate Pokémon more just like the rest of her family.
    • In JN031, she willingly goes out of her way to help Jinny learn how to swim and prepare for the Friendship Contest alongside Ash, Goh and Parker. By the end of the episode, she has come to really love Pokemon.
    • In JN038, she's no longer so cold towards Ash and has managed to form a friendship with him.
    • By JN046, Chloe is much more used to being in the lab and joining in on conversations about Pokémon, to the point that she was almost late for school because of it. Three episodes later, she's now opened her heart to having Eevee as her starter.
    • A prominent example shows in JN074 where after spending her first few episodes avoiding making friends with new people (and taking 37 episodes to warm up to Ash), she meets and becomes friends with Dawn very quickly.
  • Tsundere: Towards her family's Yamper. Despite being the most outwardly cold towards Yamper out of her family, it has been established that they do have a strong bond, with Yamper only choosing to accept commands and food from her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: It wasn’t shown onscreen, but at the end of JN030, it was mentioned by Ash that she had let him have it for unintentionally neglecting Pikachu in favor of Riolu, presumably since the situation had reminded her of what she went through with Yamper.

    Chloe's Pokémon 

Yamper (Wanpachi)

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Voiced in Japanese by: Inuko Inuyama
Voiced in English by: Tara Sands

The Cerise family pet, originally a gift from a friend in the Galar region. Although not officially Chloe's first Pokémon, he's very loyal to her and only accepts commands from her.


  • Angry Guard Dog: Towards Ash, at least in the beginning, but he does mellow out. Is more prudent towards enemies such as a wild Gengar who terrorized the Cerise Institute.
  • Badass Adorable: He's willing to take on a rogue Gengar and finally knocks it out of the Cerise Institute once Chloe commands him to attack, one-shots a Fearow, and is quick to go into battle against Team Rocket without a sweat.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Acts like this to Eevee when they meet, taking her to Chloe's school and they work together delivering a dual Spark attack on Team Rocket's Pelipper.
  • Character Development: In JN029, he grew jealous of the Pidove that Chloe was taking care of. Twenty episodes later, he becomes a big brother to Eevee and leads her to Chloe for help, along with being happy that she's now Chloe's partner.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Lillie's Vulpix, Snowy. While both Yamper and Snowy are loyal to their trainers, Chloe was jealous of him when she was little — and hesitates to command him to unleash a simple Spark. Meanwhile, when Lillie and Snowy are caught in danger, Lillie is quick to have Snowy attack with Powder Snow to defend itself and even go so far as to jump from a side of a building to save it. Yamper was a gift originally given to Professor Cerise while Snowy was an egg given to Lillie to raise.
  • Cool Big Bro: All of Goh's Pokemon really respect his problem-solving skills. He even earns a nuzzle of approval from Suicune for his hard work solving the polluted water crisis.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • On the giving end. He manages to take out a Fearow on Chloe's command with just Spark when they are protecting an injured Pidove.
    • Downplayed against Team Rocket and Pelipper. While his first Spark attack didn't work, he ends up combining power with Eevee — using Copycat — to strike back.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 107 is dedicated on him solving problems in the Cerise Institute.
  • Decoy Protagonist: At first, it seems like he'll be Chloe's main Pokémon but he ends up getting Demoted to Extra after Eevee comes along.
  • Foil: To Ash's Pikachu. Both are Electrical types, with Pikachu acting friendly towards everyone and is an experienced battler. Yamper, in the meantime, is closest only to Chloe to the point of being loyal only to her and has no battle experience at all. Chloe treats Yamper more like a pet, while Pikachu and Ash are best friends. Pikachu was Ash's stater Pokémon whereas Yamper was gifted to the Cerise family.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Was this towards a Pidove that Chloe was taking care of. Ironically, he was acting very similar to his trainer in the past. It's known to be quite an interesting character strength as Professor Cerise explains that it shows how close he is with Chloe.
  • Heroic Dog: Attacks Gengar in order to protect Chloe and is quick to fight off foes ranging from a wild Fearow to Team Rocket.
  • Irony: The member of the Cerise family he's closest to is Chloe...the sole member of the family who wants little to do with Pokémon and can be quite cold towards him. She does eventually warm up to him, though.
  • It Was a Gift: As revealed in JN029, Yamper was originally given to Professor Cerise by a friend of his living in the Galar region.
  • The Nose Knows: JN059 has him using his sense of smell to track down a lost Grookey's trainer.
  • Mirror Character: To Ash's Bulbasaur as both are mediators in a professor's lab. Bulbasaur is specifically there to quell problems between Grass and Water types while Yamper helps solve problems throughout Goh's Pokémon. Bulbasaur was a protector prior to Ash capturing him while Yamper was a gift and family pet of the Cerise family.
  • Out of Focus: After Chloe gets an Eevee, Yamper doesn't get any significance until JN107, almost sixty episodes later.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: A corgi who has a very strong Spark attack, capable of one-shotting a Fearow and strong enough that when, combined with Eevee's Copycat, can knock a Hydro-Pump attacking Pelipper out of the sky.
  • Precious Puppy: A cute, corgi-like Pokémon.
  • Shock and Awe: He's an Electric-type with its only move being Spark.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • The journey to go to Alola in JN037 wouldn't have happened if Yamper didn't find a Leaf Stone for Goh to use on Execcute to evolve into Exeggutor and Ash comparing it to the Exeggutor in Alola.
    • Had Yamper not deviated from his walk in JN049, he wouldn't have bumped into Eevee then subsequently led to them hiding in Chloe's school and Eevee bonding with her.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • To Chloe, so much so that he doesn't battle and accept a command unless Chloe, and only Chloe, tells him to as shown in JN011. JN029 reveals that this is because after a younger Chloe wished that he would disappear, she realized her mistake and went back to find him, thus Yamper repaid this kindness by sleeping in her bed and only eating food given by her.
    • Episode 59 shows it is also loyal and willing to obey Goh to whenever he is in need of his assistance.

Eevee

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Voiced in Japanese by: Kei Shindo
Voiced in English by: Erica Schroeder

A female Eevee from a nearby lab who is unable to evolve. After following alongside Yamper and ending up in Chloe's school, she helps fight off Team Rocket and subsequently becomes Chloe's first official captured Pokémon.


  • Ambiguous Situation: The reason for her inability to evolve is left vague. She seems unable to evolve at all, but one of the scientists studying her proposes that she actually holding back because she hasn't decided what she wants to be yet - a parallel to Chloe herself not able to choose a path in life.
  • Badass Adorable: A fluffy little 'mon with the Copycat move capable of knocking Pelipper out of the sky once she copies Spark. Notably, any move she copies seems to be much more powerful than the one who used it. (Example: Dawn's Piplup uses Bubble Beam against a Rhydon but does nothing. Eevee copies it and it goes down with one strike)
  • Big Brother Worship: Idolized Yamper to the point that she wanted to fight alongside him with Copycat to mimic his Spark against Team Rocker's Pelipper (their gacha machine wasn't working at the time).
  • Color-Coded Elements: While using Copycat, Eevee is surrounded by an aura colored after the type of move she has copied. While the colors usually match those of the types in the games, the Psychic- and Dark-type colors are the exceptions — being purple and indigo respectively instead of magenta and black or dark brown.
  • Comically Missing the Point: She stands up on her hind legs trying to lay down for a belly rub like Yamper. Naturally, she falls over and Chloe asks her what she was trying to do.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To the Eevee owned by May, Serena and Lana. She wasn't born in an egg nor found in the wild, can't evolve like May and Serena's did, and she isn't given a nickname — or haircut — like Lana's.
    • Serena's Eevee was shy and bashful, but had a love of performing; Chloe's Eevee is really eager in trying to be like its evolutions, imitating them as much as she can, and is willing to battle alongside Yamper.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Wants to grow big and strong like it's evolutions, but just can't and is struggling to figure out what to do. This mimics Chloe who is also trying to find what she wants to do in life.
  • Determinator: If given a task, Eevee will put her sole focus on it. Best exemplified in JN068 when Chloe requests Eevee to deliver medicine alongside Goh's Grookey to the Cerise Lab. After Grookey gets distracted and leaps over a fence — thus having their medicine drop out of their handkerchief — Eevee quickly remembers Chloe's hopeful wish that Eevee will complete the task, and Eevee decides to take the medicine and race off to the Lab.
  • Dream-Crushing Handicap: Wants to evolve like her fellow Eevee, but for some odd reason just can't evolve at all even when touching different stones.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Tries imitating Sylveon and Vaporeon's movements but it's only when we see her not evolving when touching Evolution Stones that we learn that she can't truly become them.
  • Foil: To Ash's Pikachu. They're both starters to a trainer who don't evolvenote  who became official Pokémon partners after they used an Electric-type attack on a Flying-type (Pikachu against the Spearow flock, Eevee against Team Rocket's Pelipper). Pikachu starts with Electric moves, while Eevee can only duplicate them via Copycat.
  • I Choose to Stay: Decides to stay with Chloe at the end of her debut episode and becomes Chloe's starter Pokémon.
  • Irony: Eevee are well-known for being able to evolve into different forms. This one can't.
  • Mythology Gag: Appears to be a reference to the Partner Eevee from Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!, who also couldn't evolve.
  • Never Grew Up: Unlike the other Eevee at the lab, she can't evolve no matter what stone she touches.
  • Non-Elemental: A Normal type that knows Copycat and Tackle.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: Due to her inablity to evolve, she tries to imitate the behavior of other Pokémon such as the other Eeveelutions at the lab or Yamper.
  • Personality Powers: She tries imitating the characteristics of other Pokémon and she has Copycat to copy their moves.
  • Power Copying: She knows Copycat, allowing her to copy the last move that was used.
  • Recurring Element: This isn't the first time an Eevee is a Pokémon of one of Ash's female companions.
  • Secondary Sexual Characteristics: Has the female's tail markings that form into a heart depending on the angle. She's also the first female of her species to have the gender difference.
  • Signature Move: Copycat, allowing her to copy other moves, most notably the moves of all the Eeveelutions.
  • Signature Mon: She's Chloe's first Pokémon and she mirrors her trainer by having a similar goal.
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    Chrysa (Kikuna) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Sayaka Senbongi
Voiced in English by: Casey Mongillo
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Erika Ugalde

One of Professor Cerise's assistants.


  • Cool Big Sis: As shown in JN057, she serves as this to Chloe.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Her instant reaction upon seeing a Psyduck.
  • A Day in the Limelight: JN057 is all about her and her love for Psyduck.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Mentioned in JN029 that she had a little sister that she used to be jealous of.
    • In JN047 she's shown to be very enthusiastic and excited at a food-eating contest and is the one spouting exposition to Chloe.
    • In JN057, it's shown her favorite Pokemon is Psyduck since it's the Pokemon her friend has that comforted her when she was upset.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a Pokemon researcher and is a rather attractive woman.
  • Not So Stoic: Despite mostly being rather calm, she showcases great enthusiasm toward the Pokemon Eating Contest or whenever it comes to Psyduck.
  • Satellite Character: Downplayed. She's one of Prof. Cerise's assistants and that is what we know about her. However, in JN047 she demonstrates a fiery passion and a lot of knowledge of the competition, as well as being quite a big fan of a Blaziken and his trainer who often participate in the competition. We see more characterization from her in JN057
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: She is just as prone to calamities caused by Ash and Goh's Pokemon as Professor Cerise and Ren are.

    Ren (Renji) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Noriaki Kanze
Voiced in English by: Billy Kametz (JN001-JN090)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Irwin Daayán

One of Professor Cerise's assistants.


  • Barely Changed Dub Name: His name is simply shortened from Renji to Ren in the dub, and his Magnemite's from Françoise to Francois (the former being the feminine and properly Gallicized form of the latter).
  • A Day in the Limelight: JN093 is all about him and Francois meeting for the first time.
  • Determinator: When it comes to Francois, he'll do anything to make sure it's safe.
  • Lovable Coward: He has a fear of Ghost Pokémon in general.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His Magnemite, Francois knows Supersonic.
  • Meaningful Rename: In-series, Francois's nickname comes from the cafe where Ren met it.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his Magnemite to jumpstart a breaker in the lab.
  • Nerd Glasses: He has red-framed glasses and is one of Cerise's assistants.
  • Picky Eater: Not him, but Francois, who only consumes electricity from antique appliances.
  • Satellite Character: Downplayed. He’s Prof. Cerise's assistant and appears to have known his family since Chloe was younger, but outside of having a Magnemite and being a Lovable Coward, there’s not much else known about him. Episode 93 fleshes him out some more and focuses on his relationship with Francois.
    • Goh mentions that Ren helps him study with schoolwork in JN049.
  • Shock and Awe: Owns a Magnemite nicknamed Francois, an Electric/Steel-type.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Besides Ghost Pokemon, JN093 reveals that he's is also scared of heights when he flies on the back of Flygon with Goh.

Goh and Chloe's Families

    Walker (Ikuo) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Takayuki Masuda
Voiced in English by: Xander Mobus
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Ulises Maynardo Zavala

Goh's father.


  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese name means "to go", tying into his son's name. His English name means ‘to walk’.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Averted. Goh's parents both have jobs (at the same company, no less), but they do both love their son and are disappointed when their work prevents them from seeing him and how they're worried that Goh is incapable of making friends (due to him being constantly on his computer screens to research Mew's location). And hey, at least Goh has a father in his life as opposed to...pretty much every other protagonist in the franchise not named May/Brendan.

    Camille (Kurune) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Michiko Neya
Voiced in English by: Amber May
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Lourdes Arruti

Goh's mother.


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    Halta (Tome) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kiri Yoshizawa
Voiced in English by: Danielle McRae
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Sara Souza

Goh's grandmother.


  • Cool Old Lady: She's cooking a warm stew that the entire family adores and she's utterly smitten when introduced to Scorbunny.
  • Punny Name: Her name is shortened from the Japanese word "tomeru", meaning stop. Her English name may come from "halt", meaning the same thing.

    Talia (Yoshino) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Tomo Sakurai
Voiced in English by: Lisa Ortiz
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Mariana Ortiz

Chloe and Parker's mother and Professor Cerise's wife. She works as an illustrator.


  • Brick Joke: In an earlier episode she's shown drawing a cartoonish image of Chloe and Yamper, which she later publishes as a commission for a magazine much to Chloe's chagrin.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Grace. Grace was tomboyish and all about constantly pushing her daughter to become a Rhyhorn racer and only relented after Serena stood up for herself. Meanwhile, Talia's desires are about being an artist and she comforts her daughter by stating Chloe doesn't have to rush into finding a career as long as she finds something that she likes.
  • Good Parents: Comes to deliver Chloe her lunch and gives her advice about not needing to have to grow up so fast or have a fixed career so early.
  • Happily Married: To Prof. Cerise.
  • Meaningful Name: Her dub name means "to bloom" which is what she helps Chloe (whose name means "Blossom") to do.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Basically looks like an adult version of her daughter, even displayed further in a flashback where she is basically Chloe as a teen with glasses.
  • Theme Naming: Talia can be translated as "To bloom" in Greek, which relates to her husband and daughter's names.

    Parker (Sōta) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Chihiro Ueda
Voiced in English by: Erica Mendez
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Franco Balzanny

Chloe's younger brother and the son of Professor Cerise and Talia.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Averted. For the most part, he and Chloe get along fine, and he's more than comfortable to go to her for advice when his friend is bullied.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: If Chloe is the opposite of May, then he's the opposite of Max. While both of them are curious to know about Pokémon, Max already knows a lot about it whereas Parker is a newbie. Max was an Annoying Younger Sibling to May, always making snarky remarks at her expense, while Parker gets along with his sister.
  • Foil: To his sister. He's curious and excited to know all about Pokémon, while Chloe would (initially) rather stay away from them.
  • Odd Name Out: Parker's name means "Park keeper" which differentiates him from the names of his family members that happen to do with flowers.
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