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Ash's Former Traveling Companions

  • True Companions: While their paths are now separate, their bonds with Ash are still unbroken. All of them are also relatively quick to befriend Gohnote , and Chloe quickly becomes friends with Dawn, Serena and Lana.

    Ash's Classmates 

Lillie (Lilie), Kiawe (Kaki), Mallow (Mao), Lana (Suiren), and Sophocles (Mamane). They are Ash's friends from the Alola Pokémon School. All except Lillie appeared in Episode 37. Sophocles has a second appearance in JN096. Lillie alongside her brother Gladion appeared in JN111. All of them then appeared in Episode JN112. Lana serves as the Eevee trainer who teaches Chloe.


Information about them is found in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon — Cast

    Iris 
Voiced in Japanese by: Aoi Yūki
Voiced in English by: Eileen Stevens
One of Ash's former traveling companions, an aspiring Dragon Master, and the new Unova Champion who appears in JN065 as one of Ash's World Coronation Series opponents, and is later revealed to have ascended into the rank of the Masters Eight by JN109.
Information about her is found in Pokemon: The Series — Iris.
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    Dawn (Hikari) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Megumi Toyoguchi
Voiced in English by: Emily Bauer
One of Ash's former traveling companions from Sinnoh who reappears in Episodes 74-75, 89-90, and the "Arceus, the One Called God" specials.
Information about her is found in Pokemon: The Series — Dawn.

    Brock (Takeshi) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Yuji Ueda
Ash's longest traveling companion that is now an aspiring Pokémon doctor who reappears in the "Arceus, the One Called God" specials.
Information about him is found in Pokemon: The Series — Brock.

    Clemont (Citron) & Bonnie (Eureka) 
Clemont's Voiced in Japanese by: Yūki Kaji
Bonnie's Voiced in Japanese by: Mariya Ise
Brother and sister from Lumiose City who are Ash's former traveling companions from Kalos. They reappear in JN103 and JN104.
Information about them is found in Pokémon the Series: XY — Cast

    Serena 
Voiced in Japanese by: Mayuki Makiguchi

One of Ash's former traveling companions from Kalos who acted in contests and performances, and famously served as Ash’s first true explicit Love Interest. She appeared in JN105. She also doubles as the Sylveon trainer teaching Chloe.


Information about her is found in Pokemon: The Series — Serena

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Pokémon World Coronation Series Participants

Masters Eight

    As A Whole 

As A Whole


  • The Ace: With the exception of Alain (who even then was still a competition winner for Kalos) the series final eight are all the Champions of at least one region.
  • The Bus Came Back: All of them, aside from Leon, are characters Ash met in previous series.
  • Hero of Another Story: Like Ash, they fought long and hard to achieve their ranks, but we don't get to see any of it onscreen. All we know is that one of them had to beat Flint, since he was in the top eight in episode 100, but by 109 he's lost his position.
  • Signature Mon: A piece of artwork depicting the final chosen eight, each with one Pokémon representing them:
    • Lance: Shiny Gyarados (as opposed to the games' Dragonite)
    • Steven: Shiny Metagross
    • Cynthia: Garchomp
    • Iris: Haxorus
    • Diantha: Gardevoir
    • Alain & Leon: Charizard
    • Ash: Pikachu

    Lance (Wataru) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Susumu Chiba
Voiced in English by: Wayne Grayson
The Champion of both the Kanto and Johto regions, a member of the Kanto Elite Four, and Leon's rival. Made his return in JN012, as well as helped introduce the World Coronation Series to viewers and Ash.
Information about him is found in Pokémon: The Original Series — Cast.

    Cynthia (Shirona) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Tomo Sakurai
Voiced in English by: Emily Jenness
The Champion of the Sinnoh region who makes a brief return in JN077 where she's revealed to be in the Masters Eight. She makes her proper return in JN083.
Information about her is found in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl — Cast.

    Flint (Ōba) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Toru Nara
Voiced in English by: Daman Mills
Volkner 's old friend and adversary. A member of the Sinnoh Elite Four and one of the Masters Eight who appeared in Episode 100, though he is no longer a member of the group by the time the lineup is finalized nine episodes later.
Information about him is found in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl — Cast.

    Diantha (Carnet)  
Voiced in Japanese by: Fumiko Orikasa

The Champion of the Kalos Region who is revealed as one of the Masters Eight in JN109.


Information about her is found in Pokémon the Series: XY — Cast

    Steven Stone (Daigo Tsuwabuki) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Kenichi Suzumura

The Champion of the Hoenn Region who is revealed as one of the Masters Eight in JN109.


Information about him is found in Pokémon the Series: XY — Mega Evolution Specials

    Alain 
Voiced in Japanese by: Kensho Ono

A former rival of Ash's from the Kalos Region who is revealed as one of the Masters Eight in JN109.


Information about him is found in Pokémon the Series: XY — Mega Evolution Specials

Other Competitors

    As A Whole 

As A Whole


  • Uncatty Resemblance: With the exception of Tony and game-original characters, the majority of the challengers wears an outfit themed after the Pokemon type or Pokemon that they use.

    Visquez 

Visquez

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Voiced in Japanese by: Risa Hayamizu
Voiced in English by: Rebekah Thomas

The substitute Vermilion City Gym Leader.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a short green tanktop and matching green pants that shows her midsection.
  • Brawn Hilda: Her superior is the Lightning American, so with her build that's as good as her Pokemon battling she could be a downplayed version of this.
  • Confusion Fu: Her Electrode has specifically been trained with this fighting style in mind, allowing it to easily counter her opponent's own Confusion Fu.
  • Expy: She is named and modelled after Private Jenette Vasquez from Aliens.
  • Human Hammer-Throw: The result of her Raichu grabbing Pikachu with its tail; though not referred to by any name, this could possibly be its execution of Seismic Toss- a potential type-coverage move that Raichu can learn in the games in which it's taught by a tutor or TM. Also unsuccessfully attempted on Gengar.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her Raichu gets this expression when Ash's Gengar dodges its Thunderbolt, and remains that way for much of the battle as it becomes increasingly clear just how thoroughly outclassed it is.
    • She herself gets this expression when she learns that being defeated by Ash her rank is now lower and she will have to tell Lt. Surge when he comes back.
  • Shock and Awe: As the substitute gym leader she specializes in Electric types and is seen using Raichu and Electrode.
  • Taking You with Me: Should her Electrode take enough damage, its ability Aftermath is triggered, resulting in an explosion meant to catch the opponent and knock them out with it.
  • Worthy Opponent: Surge's word about Ash makes Visquez take Ash's reputation as a challenger on a high note.

    Oliver (Seiya) 

Oliver

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Voiced in Japanese by: Seiya
Voiced in English by: Nicholas Corda

A trainer from Goldenrod City who specializes in Grass-types and challenges Ash during the Pokémon Orientation.


  • Green Thumb: He uses a Meganium which has Razor Leaf and Solar Beam as two of its moves.
  • Punny Name: Both he and his Meganium are named after a Comedy duo both in the Japanese series and the English Dub.
    • His Japanese name Seiya and his Meganium's nickname Soshinium are named after Seiya and Soshina, two comedians who form the Japanese comedy duo Shimofuri Myojo. Ironically, Seiya also provided the voice for that character in the series.
    • His English name Oliver and his Meganium's nickname Stanium are named after Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel, two comedians who form the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
  • Signature Move: Solar Beam. He mentions that until Ash, no trainer was able to withstand this attack.

    Hayden (Hashiba) 

Hayden

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Voiced in Japanese by: Yasuhiro Mamiya
Voiced in English by:
A trainer from Fuchsia City who challenges Ash.
  • Animal Motif: His outfit has a bull motif, matching how his Pokémon is a Tauros.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: His Tauros knows Iron Head.
  • The Leader: According to Goh's Pokédex, his Tauros is the leader of the pack thanks to features like its build and its scarred horns.
  • Non-Elemental: His only known Pokemon is a Normal type.

    Tony 

Tony

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Voiced in Japanese by: Yasuhiro Mamiya
An assistant of Visquez who challenges Ash.
  • The Bus Came Back: A rare case for a minor character. He returned in JN030 as Ash's first Super Rank challenger but is defeated.
  • Gag Lips: His lips are much more emphasized than other character.
  • Shock and Awe: Just like Visquez, he uses Electric-types, and his Pokémon is Electabuzz.

    Korrina (Corni) 

Korrina (Corni)

The Fighting-type Gym Leader of Shalour City and a temporary former traveling companion of Ash who challenged him in JN025.

Information about her is found in Pokémon the Series: XY — Gym Leaders.

    Kricketina Kylie (Korotock Koromi) 

Kylie

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Voiced in Japanese by: Rina Hidaka
Voiced in English by: Sandy Fox

A trainer from Sinnoh who challenges Ash in episode 33 and trades with Goh for his Pinsir.


  • Alliterative Name: Kricketina Kylie in the dub.
  • Animal Motif: Bugs. She even dresses up as a Kricketune.
  • Berserk Button: She gets infuriated if people insult her cooking.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite her energetic character, Kylie holds a respectable ranking in Super Class of the World Coronation, so her status as a trainer is not to be taken lightly.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Her pokemon are all Bug-types.
  • Cat Smile: Go with with her energetic personality.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has a slight prominent fang on the right side of her mouth.
  • Genki Girl: Possibly the most energetic of Ash's Challengers barring Korrina, who moves around a lot with the aid of skates. This girl however, is bouncing around the place on her own power alone.
  • Shipper on Deck: Strongly towards Pinsir and Heracross when she sees how close they are.
  • Supreme Chef: With the help of her Heracross, is able to cook up a stew (that she calls Kricketina Treats) as bait to lure Pinsir. It is so good that it gets stolen by Team Rocket.

    Dozer (Genba) 

Dozer

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Voiced in Japanese by: Kenta Miyake
Voiced in English by: Kaiji Tang
A trainer Ash and Goh meet at Rock Tunnel who challenges Ash in episode 51.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: His only known Pokemon is Gurdurr, a Fighting-type..
  • Bring It: His Gurdurr does one of these to Farfetch'd's during their Coronation Match.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His Gurdurr knows High Horsepower (a Ground-type move).
  • Gentle Giant: Is shown to be a pretty big and tough miner, but still shows great care for his Pokemon after losing to Ash.
  • Punny Name: His English name is derived from a Bulldozer. Matching his work as a construction worker.

    Rinto 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kōhei Amasaki
Voiced in English by: Khoi Dao

A trainer who meets with Ash and Goh after Ash's battle with Dozer, wanting to battle and evaluate his Farfetch'd. He later returns to battle Ash in a World Coronation Series battle.


  • Bare-Fisted Monk: His Gallade is part Fighting-type and knows Close Combat.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Farfetch'd in their first meeting. His Gallade is able to take it down in 2 hits while Farfetch'd is unable to even land one.
  • Expy: To Tad from the Orange Islands. He battled Ash while he was dealing with an unruly Pokemon, sort of helping him reigning said Pokemon in, and then saying they'll have a rematch when Ash gets a better handle on the Pokemon. Unlike Tad however, he returns for a second episode. Though his appearance and Pokemon choice of Gallade reminds a few fans of Wally from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
  • Flat Character: Appears to be tame compared to most of Ash's rival's. See Satellite Character below.
  • Oh, Crap!: After Farfetch'd gets fully motivated by Ash and starts a come back, Rinto not only is visibly surprised, as his Gallade flinches and even shivers after being hit consecutively three times!
  • Psychic Powers: Gallade is part Psychic-type and knows Psycho Cut.
  • Satellite Character: Serves no purpose other than to develop Ash's Farfetch'd. While most World Coronation Series contests have some understanding motive to be competing, Rinto only appears to be competing just for a rematch against Ash and being an opponent to get him out of the Great Class faster.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His first appearance and battle with Ash and Farfetch'd, short and swift it was, is what encourages Ash to try to get more in sync with it so they can battle better next time.
  • Stealth Mentor: Apparently, tries to point what's wrong about Ash & Farfetch'd's team work, but, he spent a good part of the battle being dismissive and not actually telling the problem.
  • We Will Meet Again: He promises Ash they will meet again for a proper battle once he and Farfetch'd improve their teamwork. He does nine episodes later.

    Volkner (Denzi) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Hirofumi Nojima
Voiced in English by: Griffin Puatu
The Sunnyshore Gym Leader who appears in JN077.
Information about him is found in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl — Gym Leaders.

    Drasna (Dracaena) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Fumi Hirano

A member of the Kalos Elite Four who is set to appear in JN103 and JN104.


Information about her is found in Pokémon the Series: XY — Cast

Project Mew

    Professor Amaranth (Professor Hodaka) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yoichi Nishijima
Voiced in English by: J. Michael Tatum
The leader of Project Mew who was introduced in JN071.
  • Badass Grandpa: While we haven't seen him in action yet, the fact that he's the leader of a research team trying to find Mew and that Danika and Quillon, two trainers who have caught legendary Pokemon, take orders from him in spite of his age imply he has some badass credentials.
  • Cool Old Guy: Leader of Project Mew, and a rather friendly fellow.
  • Cool Plane: More like Cool Helicopter as the base he is in charge of also doubles as a helicopter.
  • Mission Control: His role during the actual expedition to find Mew. Unfortunately, they lose contact with him once they reach Table Mountain.
  • The Leader: Of Project Mew.
  • Psychic Powers: His only known pokemon is Mime Jr., a Psychic/Fairy-type.

    Gary Oak (Shigeru Ookido) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Yūko Kobayashi
Ash's first main rival in the series and the grandson of Professor Oak who appeared in JN068 as a member of Project Mew. He's the highest ranking challenger in Project Mew.
Information about him is found in Pokémon: The Original Series — Cast.

    Horace (Tokio) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Ayahi Takagaki
Voiced in English by: Jenny Yokobori

A childhood friend of Goh's he met when in Johto.


  • All-Loving Hero: Dislikes battling others and wants to be friends with everyone, to the point where he openly questions Project Mew's battle royale mission. Deconstructed when he falls for Shunya and Lyra's Wounded Gazelle Gambit; Goh is quick to see through the obvious trap, but Horace ignores him out of concern for Lyra's Liepard.
  • Barrier Warrior: His Gardevoir knows Light Screen and Reflect, which it uses to deflect other Pokemon's attacks.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Goh are both on a quest to find a different legendary Pokemon (Mew for Goh and Celebi for Horace) while also boasting that they know a lot about Pokemon in general.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Episode 102, 69 episodes since his last appearance, participating in a Project Mew Trial Mission.
  • First Friend: Is this to Goh (well first friend really into Pokémon, that is).
  • Goal in Life: To find Celebi.
  • Green Thumb: His starter Pokémon is a Chikorita which later evolves into Bayleef.
  • Healing Hands: His Gardevoir knows Heal Pulse, which it uses to restore Goh's Cinderace.
  • Meaningful Name: Horace is Latin for "man of time", quite fitting for someone who wishes to hunt for the time-travelling Celebi.
  • My Greatest Failure: He fell ill the day after meeting Goh and felt guilty for making Goh believe they weren't friends anymore. Upon finding Celebi's shrine, he wrote a letter for Goh to find to explain what had happened and even wished for Celebi to make him go back in time a year prior just to apologize.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome:
    • He completes a Project Mew mission offscreen during JN113 and earns 3 Project Mew Tokens, allowing him to qualify as a Chaser in 2nd place (only behind Gary).
    • InJN133 he reveals he caught a Virizion in his last mission.
  • Olympus Mons: JN133 reveals he's got a Virizion in his team.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: His Gardevoir is part Fairy Type and knows Moonblast.
  • Psychic Powers: He owns an Indeedee and a Gardevoir.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: All his Pokemon are feminine in appearance (Bayleef has yet to evolve into Meganium), and the Mythical Pokemon he's searching for is the fairy-like Celebi.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Horace falling ill and being unable to meet up with Goh was what caused Goh to close himself off from people and become obsessed with capturing Pokemon to fill that void.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Was first seen with a Chikorita. By the time he returns, it's now a Bayleef and he also has a Gardevoir and Indeedee.
  • White Mage: In battle, he acts as support. His Gardevoir has one attacking move, while the rest of his moves heal his partner's Pokemon, buff their defenses or inflict confusion onto the enemies.

    Lyla 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Haruka Shamoto

A Challenger who Goh and Horace encounter during JN110 who pairs up with Sterling. She's introduced as the second highest ranking challenger behind Gary.


  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Her Frosmoth, part Bug-type.
  • Evil Duo: Downplayed with Sterling who serve as a devious duo during the Project Mew showdown.
  • Evil Counterpart: Seemingly this with Horace.
  • Dark Is Evil: Downplayed While she may not be evil, she is still mean compared to Ash and Horace, and she owns a Liepard that knows Sucker Punch, Night Slash, and Dark Pulse.
  • Defeat Means Respect: After she and Sterling lost in a duel battle between Goh and Gary, they decide to cheer for them in the background and become far more supportive of them. (Lyra however, is more willing to encourage them through the battle).
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She owns a Sandaconda that knows Sand Tomb and Bulldoze.
  • An Ice Person: Is revealed to own a Frosmoth, who is part Ice Type and knows Icicle Crash.
  • Jerkass: Tends to act in quite an antagonistic way and doesn't hesitate to pull off devious tricks to give herself the advantage (the only one who doesn't fall for her tricks however is Goh). The end of the episode shows she might not be as much as a jerk as it seems.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: It was their appearance and them battling against Goh and Gary that causes the former to end his feud with Gary and work with him, finally leading to them forming a friendship.
  • The Smurfette Principle: While not the only female challenger in Project Mew, she's the only recurring female character who serves as a rival for Goh.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of the last trial mission, they both give a genuine smile and congrats to Goh and Gary, forming a friendship with them.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She pulls one off on Goh and Horace, pretending to have been defeated by Sterling in a match. Horace ends up taking the bait and is almost defeated, thankfully Goh doesn't and fights back to protect him.

    Sterling (Shunya) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kōsuke Tanabe

A Challenger that Goh and Horace encounter during JN110 who pairs up with Lyra .


  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He owns a Vikavolt that knows X-Scissor and String Shot.
  • Evil Counterpart: Seemingly this with Goh.
  • Evil Duo: Downplayed with Lyra who serve as a devious duo during the Project Mew showdown.
  • Defeat Means Respect: After she and Shunya lost in a duel battle between Goh and Gary, they decide to cheer for them in the background and become far more supportive of them.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He owns a Runerigus that knows Sand Tomb and Bulldoze.
  • An Ice Person: He owns a Galarian Darmanitan that knows Icicle Spear.
  • Jerkass: Tends to act in quite an antagonistic way and doesn't hesitate to pull off devious tricks to give himself the advantage (the only one who doesn't fall for his tricks however, is Goh). The end of the episode shows he might not be as much as a jerk as it seems.
  • Shock and Awe: His Vikavolt is part Electric-type and knows Discharge.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Was their appearance and them battling against Goh and Gary that causes Goh to end his feud with Gary and work with him, finally leading to them forming a friendship.
  • Soul Power: His Runerigus being part Ghost-type.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of the last trial mission, they both give a genuine smile and congrats to Goh and Gary, forming a friendship with them.

    Quillon (Tsurugi) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Hiroshi Kamiya
Voiced in English by: Max Mittelman

A trainer and chaser in Project Mew who works alongside Danika. He makes his debut in JN071.


  • Good Is Not Nice: He rescues Ash and Goh from a snowstorm caused by an Alolan Ninetales, but he calls them weaklings and coldly tells the two of them to leave after the snowstorm has subsided, stating that Goh is disqualified from Project Mew.note  However, he rescinds this by the end of the episode after Goh succeeds in catching Ninetales, actually preventing Goh from mentioning it to Danika. Gary mentions in their final trial mission that he had said the exact same thing to him when he started out.
  • An Ice Person: He owns a Weavile as his partner.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese name means 'sword' as a reference to Pokemon Sword. It's also a reference to Mt. Tsurugi, the mountain that the mountain on Melemele island is based on and the part of Mt. Coronet focused in ''JN071'.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: After losing the Raid Battle with Articuno due to his lack of cooperation, Goh asks if teamwork is necessary for Project Mew Missions in episode 102. Danika then implies that Quillon was once a poor team player as well before he became a Chaser.
  • Promoted to Opening Titles: He and Danika make their appearance in the 4th opening for the anime, showing how Goh is aiming to be a Pokemon Chaser.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The more stern and serious Red Oni to Danika’s calmer and friendlier Blue Oni.
  • Shock and Awe: His Urshifu knows Thunder Punch.
  • The Stoic: Compared to his more friendly partner Danika, Quillon is quiet and reserved.
  • Tough Love: Its implied his cold treatment of the challengers is just his way of making sure they can handle the daunting task of searching for Mew.
  • Tsurime Eyes: To go with his serious personality.

    Danika (Asahi) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Ryōko Shiraishi
Voiced in English by: Anjali Kunapaneni

A trainer and chaser in Project Mew who rewards Gary with his Token who makers a small appearance in JN068. She makes her full appearance in JN071.


  • Making a Splash: All of her known Pokemon are water types (Rapid Strike Urshifu, Azumarill and Jellicent).
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her Japanese name means 'morning sun' as a reference to Pokemon Sun. It's also a reference to the Asahi train service.
    • Her dubbed name follows in a similar fashion meaning Morning Star.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Played With. Her jacket is zipped down to her navel, showing off her stomach and chest, but while this would usually also show generous cleavage, in this case she's still wearing a tube top.
  • Nice Girl: Out of the two chasers, she's much friendlier and more supportive towards Goh and his quest to become a chaser.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: She owns an Azumarill, a part Fairy Type.
  • Promoted to Opening Titles: She and Quilon make their appearance in the 4th opening for the anime, showing how Goh is aiming to be a Pokemon Chaser.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm and friendly Blue Oni to Quillon's more serious Red Oni.
  • Soul Power: She owns a Jellicent, a part Ghost Type which knows Night Shade.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She initially appears to be a pretty strict and serious trainer as shown when giving Ash and Goh their first mission. After Goh completes the mission, however, she cheerfully congratulates him and informs him that his mission was simply a test to see if Goh was qualified to be a proper Project Mew challenger.
  • True Blue Femininity: Downplayed. While her main theme colour is blue, having blue eyes and hair with a blue outfit and Rotom Phone, she is pretty much more tomboyish in nature.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female chaser.
  • When She Smiles: After Ash and Goh successfully complete their first mission, she gives them a genuine thankful smile and wink for their hard work.

Eeveelution Trainers

    As A Whole 

As A Whole


  • Book Ends: Chloe's journey to meet eeveelution trainers begins with meeting Kiley and Vaporeon in Lilycove City, and ends meeting Serena and Sylveon in the same city... Until she meets Lana in Alola, who tells her that Eevee also has the option of not evolving and remaining an Eevee instead.
  • Mentor Archetype: Each one serves as a mentor for Chloe and Eevee as Eevee is still deciding what to evolve into.

    Kiley (Kairi) 
Voiced in Japanese by: KENN
Voiced in English by: Ryan Colt Levy
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A surfer and winner of the Marine Athletics Race who's also a close friend of Chryssa from university.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He along with Ash and Goh rescue Chloe, Eevee and Dewgong from an angry Huntail who has trapped hem in a cave. He deals with the Huntail while Ash and Goh free her.
  • Cool Big Bro: His Vaporeon becomes this for Chloe's Eevee.
  • Making a Splash: He has a Vaporeon that knows Hydro Pump.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While he only appears in one episode, he and his Vaporeon serve as the first step for Chloe and Eevee and deciding what she wants to evolve into, deciding to wait rather than jump to becoming Vaporeon.

    Soleil (Haruhi) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kana Hanazawa
Voiced in English by: Cherami Leigh
A girl in the Johto region who is set to become the next liege of Eclipse Castle. She is a doppelgänger of Chloe.
  • Ambiguously Related: While her relation to Illunas is never outright stated, she considers them "practically brother and sister", as their respective ancestors were brothers.
  • Battle Couple: Umbreon and Espeon, who are respectively male and female and work together to take down Illunas and his Pokemon.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her Umbreon, who knows Snarl and Dark Pulse.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Is around the same age as the heroes, yet is already in charge of running an entire castle.
  • Healing Factor: Espeon's Wish.
  • Identical Stranger: She looks exactly like Chloe, right down to the hair styles and eye color. Her name even sounds phonetically similar to Chloe's name in both English and Japanese. The only discernible features are their hair highlights (flower for Chloe; circular ring for Soleil) and their scrunchies. Her voice is also slightly lower in pitch.
  • Mind over Matter: Espeon is a Psychic-type that knows Psychic and Reflect.
  • She Is the King: In the Japanese version, she is referred to as the "lord" of Eclipse Castle, despite being female. In the dub, she's referred to as "liege".
  • The Power of Friendship: When she was little, her two Eevee evolved into Espeon and Umbreon through their strong bonds during the day and night, respectively.
  • Theme Naming: The "hi" in her Japanese name refers to the sun, just like her ancestor Sorin's Japanese name Hisashi. The same applies for her English name (Soleil is French for 'sun')

    Regina 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Minori Suzuki
Voiced in English by: Kayli Mills
A shy new student at Vermillion City school who owns a Glaceon nicknamed "Mirche".
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was bullied a lot at her old school because she looked like an Ice Queen from a book.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She formed a close bond with Mirche since it always went out of its way to protect her from bullies at her old school, becoming her only friend.
    • This extends to her relationship with Chloe, being the only person who willingly goes to greet her and talk to her, also showing real concern for her when she's distressed in school and about Glaceon, gradually forming a friendship with her.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Her Glaceon uses Blizzard to freeze anyone who picks on her. It even does this to Ash, Goh, Chloe and the rest of the class, thinking they are trying to harass her when she gets overwhelmed by them.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: (Pun not-intended) She starts off as a cold and shy person who refuses to talk or make friends with anyone but gradually comes out of her shell thanks to Chloe's help after Mirche uses up too much energy, allowing her to become happier and make friends with her and the others.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Her bullies at her old school would derisively call her "Ice Queen" because she looked the character in a book.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She starts warming up to and forms a friendship with Chloe.
  • Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends at her old school due to bullying, and Mirche's overprotectiveness often scared away kids who did want to be her friend.
  • Hates Being Touched: Her Glaceon gets uncomfortable with anyone other than her touching it as shown when Eevee, Pikachu and Grookey start trying to play with it. But then this gets averted later when it lets Chloe pet it.
  • An Ice Person: Her Glaceon, Mirche knows Blizzard, Ice Beam, and Icy Wind.
  • It's All My Fault: She blames herself when Mirche collapses due to hypothermia because it kept using Blizzard to protect her which led to this happening.
  • Meaningful Name: Regina is Latin for "queen", and Mirche means "peaceful" in Macedonian.
  • New Transfer Student: Regina is a temporary transfer to Chloe and Goh's school.
  • Only Friend: Her Glaceon served as the only friend in her life until she meets Chloe.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: Mirche ends up collapsing from hypothermia due to repeated use of its Blizzard attack. Thankfully, it gets better.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The end of the episode shows that she's become a more confident and strong Pokemon trainer and has taken up battling. She managed to defeat one of her former bullies very quickly in a battle.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: By the end, thanks to Chloe's help, she's managed to break away from being shy and scared of people and puts on a genuine smile, forming a friendship with her, Ash, Goh, and the class.
  • We Will Meet Again: She makes a promise to Chloe that she will visit again during her school break.
  • When She Smiles: After managing to gain self confidence and tell her parents about how she was bullied and Glaceon was protecting her, she manages to smile for real and thank Ash, Goh and Chloe for helping them. She even returns to school a much happier person and has Glaceon make an ice playground as a way to apologize and make up for freezing everyone the day before.

    Erika 
Voiced in Japanese by: Kyoko Hikami
Voiced in English by: Lauren Landa
The Celadon City Gym Leader who appears in JN094.
Information about her is found in Pokémon: The Original Series — Gym Leaders.

    Harmony (Honoka) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kana Ueda
Voiced in English by: Amber Lee Connors
A circus performer who the group meets in episode 98.
  • Meaningful Rename: Her Eevee has the nickname of Bernese, sounding like "burn".
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction when she realized the dropped her Fire Stone on Billy's Eevee by mistake.
  • Playing with Fire: She specializes in Fire Types and plans to evolve her Eevee into Flareon.
  • Shock and Awe: She ends up getting a Jolteon when her Eevee makes contact with Billy's Thunder Stone instead.

    Billy 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Takashi Kondo
Voiced in English by: Elliot Gindi
A circus performer who the group meets in JN098.
  • Meaningful Rename: His Eevee's nickname Toril sounds like Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
  • Non-Elemental: He owns a Helioptile. A part Normal Type.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realized the dropped his Thunder Stone on Honoka's Eevee by mistake.
  • Playing with Fire: He ends up getting a Flareon when his Eevee makes contact with Honoka's Fire Stone instead.
  • Shock and Awe: He specializes in Electric Types and plans to evolve his Eevee into Jolteon.

Other Characters

    Hodge (Houji) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yūki Shin
Voiced in English by: Sam Black

A trainer in the Hoenn region.


  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Owns a Hariyama.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns 57 episodes later to request Ash and Goh's help to investigate the real cause of his uncle's hot springs drying up which an Absol is being held responsible for.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the giving and receiving end of these against Goh and Ash, respectively.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: One of his Pokémon is a Mightyena, but he's a friendly guy. The same goes for his Mightyena, who's a fierce battler but also very affectionate and playful.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Arrives riding his Hariyama shadowing Ash and glaring at him, asking him to move...so he can put his empty water bottle into the recycling bin.
  • '50s Hair: He has an impressive pompadour, which also has what resembles a flat open palm in the front. In episode 64, he is constantly combing it while chatting with Ash and Goh.
  • Face of a Thug: He has pointed teeth and a pompadour, but is actually a pretty nice guy. Episode 64 shows that the sharp teeth were inherited from his uncle.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Or Uncle in this case. He is the polar opposite of his more Hot-Blooded uncle, to the point of objecting to his idea of how to capture Absol.
  • Sore Loser: Subverted. He looks like he's about to pitch a fit after Ash beats him, going through the exact same movements from his Establishing Character Moment too, but he thanks him for a good battle instead.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: His eyes, smile and clothes give him the look of a Garchomp...even though he doesn't have that Pokémon on him.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He serves as this for Goh, being his first opponent with actual skill.

    Leader 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yasuhiro Mamiya
Voiced in English by: Sean Schemmel

A set of recurring characters who helps lead expeditions the group participates in who first debuted in JN014.


  • Ambiguously Related: It is never specified how each of them are related or linked in some manner or the same person.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Tends to be easily excitable and enthusiastic when first meeting the group but is still a very skilled geologist who's quite knowleagble when it comes to fossils.
  • The Bus Came Back: After 66 episodes of absense, he makes a return in JN080 where he helps Project Mew.
  • Catchphrase: "Sounds like an adventure to me! You know"
  • Character Tics: His habit of performing a cute pose and winking whenever he says his catchphrase.
  • Circus Episode: He makes an appearance in Episode 98 as the Circus Ringmaster.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Has has a 4 point stars in his eyes when they are open.
  • Expy: Their character design seems to be based ont he Hiker Sprites from the original game series.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Unless he is performing his catchphrase, his eyes are always shown being shut.
  • Genki Guy: They always seem to be very energetic and excitable.
  • Guy Liner: His eyes gain thick visible lashes whenever he puts on a cute pose to his catshphrase.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Very much so. He can never say his catchphrase without putting on a cute pose and acting like a fangirl about exploration.
  • No Name Given: Is only referred to as the Leader without his true name being revealed.
  • Playing with Fire: The Expedition Leader owns a Litwick that knows Fire Spin and a Lampent that knows Flame Burst.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The Ringmaster leader has a pink uniform and his hat has a pink stripe on it.
  • Soul Power: Both the Expedition Leader's Pokemon are part Ghost Type.

    Jacqueline 
Voiced in Japanese by: Momoko Fukuchi

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A spy film actress with an Inteleon partner.
  • Action Girl: Jacqueline plays one.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Spy Catsuit shows off her midsection.
  • Nice Girl: Both she and Inteleon are happy to take a little time off from shooting their movie to give some encouragement to Goh's Sobble.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Meets Ash and Goh when they come to watch her performance and they are attacked by Team Rocket. Watching her fight them off inspires Goh's Sobble to become more determined and be a better battler.
  • Spy Catsuit: Jacqueline naturally wears one in the movie.

    Laxton (Endo) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Yūto Uemura
Voiced in English by: Kai Jordan
A former student of Professor Cerise who now works as a farmer. He requests the heroes' help to deal with a group of Diglett and a Dugtrio that have been ravaging his crops.
  • Caring Gardener: He's a farmer in the present day, and an all-around swell guy.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: After Goh catches the Dugtrio, he gives it to him so that it and the Diglett can help him with future farm work.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: He's bald, but a flashback shows that he had a full head of hair during his time as a student.
  • Meaningful Name: His dub name is based on Thomas Laxton, a plant breeder who was a researcher and cultivar of peas.
  • Shock and Awe: Owns a Voltorb that helps with de-weeding his crops.

    Wikstrom (Gampi) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Eiji Hanawa
Voiced in English by: Barrett Leddy
One of the Kalos Elite 4 who trains Ash and Goh and has an unofficial battle with them.
Information about him is found in Pokémon the Series: XY — Cast.

    Pinery (Matsubara) 
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Voiced in English by: Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

The head of the Eeveelutions Club who gives Chloe her Eevee..


  • The Bus Came Back: After her debut in JN049, she doesn't reappear until JN120 whe she's checking on Eevee with Chloe.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a researcher in Eeveelutions and is an attractive young woman.
  • Recurring Element: She is not the only character where all her Pokemon are Eeveelutions.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Was through her encouragement and realization of Chloe and Eevee's bond that let her decide to give her said Pokemon.

    Gizmo Bilt (Yabashi Yaiba) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Motoki Takagi
A young scientist who hacks into the Cerise Institute database to steal all of their gathered research data.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He turns out to be a huge fan of Professor Cerise and had pulled his stunt just so he could get his autograph.
  • Casting a Shadow: Kecleon's Sucker Punch.
  • Crush Blush: His Kecleon does this towards Goh's newly evolved Inteleon after he saves her and her Trainer from falling.
  • Easily Forgiven: Gets off relatively easy for the rather serious crime of hacking into a renowned laboratory.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Kecleon's Iron Tail.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He must have quite the brilliant mind if he can hack into the Cerise Institute's database twice. He also has a jetpack.
  • Insufferable Genius: His voice and condescending attitude towards Ash and Goh, along with bragging that he has a better lab than Cerise's makes him very much this trope.

  • Non-Elemental: Owns a Kecleon.

    Ilunas (Katsuki) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Ryohei Arai
A boy in the Johto region who intends to usurp Soleil's position as the liege of Eclipse Castle.
  • Ambiguously Related: His exact relation with Soleil is never specified, but since their respective ancestors were brothers, they're "practically siblings" as far as she's concerned.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: His Ursaring knows Hammer Arm.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Ariados's primary type.
  • Blow You Away: His Noctowl knows Air Slash.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite having kidnapped Chloe and attempting to usurp Soleil, nobody holds a grudge against him, and the latter even invites him to rule Eclipse Castle alongside her.
  • Theme Naming: The "tsuki" in his Japanese name refers to the moon, just like his ancestor Luno's Japanese name Tsukiya. His English name is Latin for 'moonless night'.

    Tiara (Kirara) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Shino Shimoji
Voiced in English by: Corina Boettger
A little girl who, after making a wish on some Unown to be reunited with her lost Cleffa, ends up unintentionally causing an endless night in Johto.
  • Expy: Of Molly from the third movie. Both use the power of the Unown to bring back a loved one, but unknowingly end up causing trouble for those around them before ultimately accepting reality and moving on.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Goes through a variant in hopes of wanting to see Cleffa again.
  • Meaningful Name: The first part of her Japanese name means "shining".

    Drake (Genji) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Shōzō Iizuka
Voiced in English by: Brian Maillard
A member of the Hoenn Elite 4 who first appeared in Advanced Generation before making a return in JN088.

    Cassidy and Butch (Yamato and Kosaburo) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Masako Katsuki (Yamato), Takehito Koyasu (Kosaburo)
Two former Team Rocket members Jessie, James, and Meowth run into in JN095.
Information about them can be found in Pokémon: The Series — Team Rocket Organization.

    Slowking (Yadoking) 
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Voiced in Japanese by:
A wild Slowking introduced in episode 26 that the group occasionally runs into.

    Wallace (Mikuri) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
The former Champion of the Hoenn region and a Contest Master who is set to reappear in JN105.
Information about him can be found in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire — Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains.

    Lisia (Lutia) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Ayana Taketatsu
Wallace's niece that debuted in JN105.
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: She debuted during the Generation VI remakes of the Generation III games (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire) but never appeared in the anime until two generations later in Journeys.
  • Dragon Tamer: Just like her in-game counterpart, she owns an Altaria, who's part Dragon-type and knows Draco Meteor.
  • Friendly Rivalry: She is this to Serena. When they both tie for the Lilycove Contest, Lisia hugs her and congratulates her.
  • Mythology Gag: Many of her quotes when inviting Chloe to Contest Spectacular were directly taken from her debut game.
  • Super Mode: Just like Drasna, Lisia's Altaria is able to Mega Evolve.

    Gladion (Glazio) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Lillie's brother and a rival of Ash's from Alola who returned in episodes JN111 and JN112.
Information about him can be found in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon — Cast.

    Paul (Shinji) 
Voiced in Japanese by: Kiyotaka Furushima
One of Ash's rivals from Sinnoh who makes return to Journeys in episode JN114.
Information about him can be found in Pokemon: The Series — Paul.

    Mew 
Voiced in Japanese by:
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The Kanto Legendary that Goh has been chasing since JN001
  • Adaptational Badass: Whikle the Mew in the movies is known to be more playful and rarely battles, this Mew is not afraid to battle if needed and is the only Pokemon able to successfully defeat Danika and Quilon's Urshifus
  • Adaptational Jerkass: A slight downplayed version but it seems have a laugh after it takes out all the Wilf Pokemon on top of all the Chasers, almost like it's teasing them. Ut diesb't hesitate to directly attack Goh either but stops once he thanks it for inspiring him.
  • Blow You Away: Mew is able to use Air Cutter which defeats both forms of Urshifu.
  • Playing with Fire: Mew has Heat Wave as one of its moves.
  • Psychic Powers: Comes naturally being a Psychic Type.
  • Shock and Awe: Mew is able to use Thunderbolt.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Goh thanks Mew, it resolves its ways and heals all the Pokemon it hurt during its rampage and restores the energy in the area that caused the Pokemon to fight in the first place. It then teleports Goh, Horace, Gary, Danika, Quilon and their Pokemon out of the cave and back in the forest again.

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