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Dr. Fuji
Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto (Mewtwo Strikes Back), Minoru Inaba (Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution) (Japanese), Jay Goede (Mewtwo Strikes Back), Billy Bob Thompson (Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution) (English), Esteban Siller (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)

  • Adaptation Personality Change: There is a Mr. Fuji in Pokémon Red and Blue, but in his original iteration he had no established connection to Mewtwo, he was merely a kindly old man who took care of pokémon. The movie's Dr. Fuji, on the other hand, is an Expy of Astro Boy's Dr. Tenma and the creator of Mewtwo. Later games, however, would take the role of Mewtwo's creator the movie's Fuji and give it to the Fuji of the games.
  • Adaptational Villainy: More like Adaptational Anti-Heroism, but whereas the game version is a kindly old man who used to be a researcher in Cinnabar Island, this version is a more morally gray scientist who, in his attempts to gain the funding and technology to resurrect his daughter, worked with Team Rocket to perfectly clone Mew, and give Team Rocket the world's most powerful Pokémon.
  • Despair Event Horizon: When he loses the clone Kanto starters and any hopes of reviving his daughter in one fell swoop.
    Female scientist: (after Mewtwo is treated with the amnesiac drug that makes him forget about Amber) Its brain waves are going back to normal. Everything seems okay, Doctor.
    Dr. Fuji: Nothing is okay. My Amber is gone forever.
  • Death by Adaptation: His namesake in the games is alive, while Dr. Fuji dies in the movie.
  • Expy: His design and background is based off of Dr. Tenma.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He says it best right before he is killed by Mewtwo when it destroys the entire lab.
    "We dreamed of creating the world's strongest Pokémon... and we succeeded."
  • Grief-Induced Split: Dr. Fuji's wife is distraught and angry with him trying to resurrect their beloved deceased daughter Amber through cloning. She eventually left him, her wedding ring, and a letter behind, telling him that she loved Amber as much as he did, but he needed to accept the fact that she was gone, and could not continue to watch his fruitless unethical endeavours.
  • Heel Realization: He has one when Mewtwo is about to destroy the lab, learning that, clone or not, playing with "the world's strongest" Pokémon's feelings was a stupid idea.
  • Hidden Eyes: His eyes are seen obscured for most of his time on-screen, until his Heel Realization, where they're visible for the first time (pictured above), symbolizing he still had some humanity in him.
  • Killed Off for Real: Blasted to oblivion, along with the rest of his research team and his lab, by Mewtwo. He's so far one of the very few characters in the Pokémon anime to explicitly die on-screen.
  • Mad Scientist: Subverted. He's the one who created Mewtwo, but this was more because he was promised the funding necessary to resurrect his daughter. While morally gray, he was never depicted as outright mad or evil per se.
  • Mr. Smith: In the English novelization, he was named "Professor John Smith."
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His young daughter Amber died in a car accident, and he poured all his energy into trying to bring her back via cloning.
  • Returning the Wedding Ring: His wife left him when he wouldn't stop trying to bring their deceased daughter back via cloning, and left a note in front of their family photo along with her wedding ring and house key.
    Mrs. Fuji's note: I loved our daughter as much as you did. But she's gone. No one can bring her back, and I can't go on watching you try. I'm sorry. Goodbye.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appearing for a short time (this also counts the prologue), Dr. Fuji was responsible for Mewtwo's creation.
  • You Don't Look Like You: The design of the movie's Fuji, with his collapsing pompadour, chin beard, and jutting hawk-nose, clearly took after Astro Boy's Dr. Tenma rather than the bald old man with Big Ol' Eyebrows depicted in Sugimori's Pokémon TCG artwork.

Amber Fuji (Ai/I Fuji)
Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami (Japanese), Kerry Williams (English)

Dr. Fuji's daughter.

  • Cheerful Child: She's always happy, even in death.
  • Clone Angst: Averted. Ambertwo doesn't seem to have any problems with being a clone.
    "They call me Ambertwo, but I'm still really Amber."
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her death is a major reason for Mewtwo's initial attitude.
  • Daddy's Girl: The real Amber was very close to her father.
  • Death by Origin Story: Twice, even.
    • According to the original radio drama, Amber was hit by a car.
    • Ambertwo doesn't have it any better, as she ends up a failed attempt at cloning and dies not too long after Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo and Squirtletwo die. This got to Mewtwo.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When she realizes she is about to die, she does not show any fear or sadness at her fate. She says goodbye to Mewtwo, thanks him for caring about her, and tells him to be happy that he's alive.
  • Final Words: "And don't cry, Mewtwo. You should be happy! You're alive, and life is wonderful!" He continues to remember the words "life is wonderful" even after his memories of her are erased.
  • No Body Left Behind: When she dies, she fades away in the dream world, while in the real world, the glowing ball of light that is her clone's physical form disappears.
  • One-Letter Name: Her Japanese name is based on the English first-person pronoun "I", according to the creators. It can also be spelt as "Ai", which means "love" in Japanese.
  • Only Friend: The first sapient being to interact with Mewtwo, providing him with some answers concerning his nature, with her death, and Mewtwo subsequently forgetting most of his interactions with her —with the exception of the grief and sadness he felt— being the catalyst for Mewtwo's attitude in the rest of the movie.
  • The Pollyanna: Ambertwo stays positive all the time, even when she is about to vanish forever.
  • Posthumous Character: Both of them. Amber is the one that sets Dr. Fuji to pursue cloning, resulting in Ambertwo. Ambertwo is the reason why Mewtwo exists, and her death plays a part on Mewtwo's twisted personality pre-Heel–Face Turn.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Ambertwo was intended to be this, but sadly she did not survive long enough to leave her cloning tube.
  • Theme Naming: Retroactively with Molly of the third movie — her Japanese name Ai is pronounced like the English word "I", while Molly's Japanese name Mii is pronounced like the English word "me".

Corey (Sorao), Neesha (Sweet) and Fergus (Umio)
L-R: Fergus, Corey, Neesha
Corey voiced by: Tōru Furuya (Mewtwo Strikes Back), Hiroshi Kamiya (Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution) (Japanese), Ted Lewis (English)
Neehsha voiced by: Sachiko Kobayashi (Japanese), Amy Birnbaum (Mewtwo Strikes Back), Lisa Ortiz (Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution) (English), Cubi Metka (Albanian)
Fergus voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Mewtwo Strikes Back), Hiroyuki Yoshino (Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution) (Japanese), Jimmy Zoppi (English), Giannis Stefopoulos (Greek)

Trainers invited by Mewtwo along with Ash and company.

Voiced by: Raymond Johnson (Japanese), Maddie Blaustein (Mewtwo Strikes Back), N/A (Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution) (English), Eduardo Garza (Latin American Spanish),


The world will heed my warning. The reign of Mewtwo... will soon begin.
Young Mewtwo
Voiced by: Masachika Ichimura (adult), Showtaro Morikubo (young) (Japanese), Jay Goede (Mewtwo Strikes Back), Dan Green (Mewtwo Returns onward) (English), Enrique Mederos (Latin American Spanish, Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Returns), Luis Leonardo Suarez (Latin American Spanish, Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution and Journeys), Guilherme Briggs (Brazilian Portugeese), Mario Zucca (Italian)

The original clone Pokémon made for Team Rocket, who turns on them and sets out to carve his own destiny.

  • Adaptation Deviation: His birth is quite different from his game counterpart. In the games, Mr. Fuji (or him and his team of scientists — depending on the translation) found a pregnant Mew in the jungles of Guyana, tampered with its embryo — the result was Mewtwo. It was then subjected to countless horrific gene-splicing experiments at the Pokémon Mansion, before it snapped and escaped. Here, Mewtwo is literally grown in a tube, cloned from DNA taken from a fossilized eyelash of Mew.
  • Affably Evil: As much of a dick as he was pre-Heel–Face Turn, he's pretty polite and refined in his actions. The English dub makes it a bit more apparent where Mewtwo basically acts like a Pokémon version of Dr. No.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: After his friend Amber died, he went into emotional overload and was treated with amnesiac drugs to erase his memory of her. But he still remembered her last words to him, "Life is wonderful."
  • Anti-Villain: A Type II (Woobie Anti-Villain). Mewtwo didn't start out evil, only going over the Despair Event Horizon after Ambertwo and the starter Pokémon clones die. After he was sedated, then wakes up to realizing he was created by Dr. Fuji, his scientist group and Giovanni, Mewtwo came to the conclusion that Humans Are the Real Monsters and blows up the lab alongside everyone inside before deciding to prove his point.
  • Anti-Hero: Through all of Mewtwo Returns. He protects the clones he created while still Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life, but constantly makes access to where he lives moot by creating storms. That said, he saves a bus from falling, something Meowthtwo hints out as him having a soft spot for humanity.
  • Badass in Distress: In Mewtwo Returns, he lets Giovanni capture him in order to keep the clones safe.
  • Barrier Warrior: Knows Barrier.
  • Beta Test Baddie: Was cloned from Mew and wanted to prove his superiority, to the point he asserts that his Clone Army is naturally superior to their originals. When Mew finally shows up, Mewtwo quickly becomes caught up in trying to defeat it in order to prove his own worth, and when Mew gives him a Patrick Stewart Speech his response is an enraged attack before forcibly sealing the special abilities of both original and clones with his powers (despite having spent the movie boasting of said innate superior powers) just so he can prove that his clones really are superior when all things are equal.
  • Big Bad: Of Mewtwo Strikes Back, since it planned to destroy the entire world in it's goal of creating a new world for his cloned army to live in peace in.
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: Killed everyone in the lab he was born in.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He possesses this power, turning a Nurse Joy into his possessed minion.
  • Broken Ace: He was created to be the strongest Pokémon ever, with deadly results.
  • The Bus Came Back: After 20 years after his appearance in Mewtwo Returns (aside from the retelling of its movie that is Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution), he reappears in the 46th episode of Pokémon Journeys.
  • The Cameo: He makes a bunch of these during some movie intros, which at least tell us he's still doing well.
  • Casting a Shadow: He uses Shadow Ball in his duel with Mew, before the move's official introduction to the games.
  • Clone Angst: Much of Mewtwo's angst in Mewtwo Returns comes from his belief that clones don't have the right to share the world with natural-born Pokémon.
  • Contemplate Our Navels: Spends most of Mewtwo Returns questioning whether the clone Pokémon have a right to live with normal Pokémon and trying to avoid contact with humans.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His only friends spent a short time with him before dying, and then his memories had to be wiped in order to keep the emotional anguish from overloading him during his early stages in the test tube. This left him with only vague flickers of what he remembered with Ambertwo and the other three clones — a sense of grief and loss, accompanied by not understanding exactly why "life is wonderful", or what his purpose is.
  • Dark Is Evil: The black Pokéballs he uses to steal other people's Pokémon, as well as his signature Shadow Ball attack (which became an official move in the second generation after debuting here). Averted after he pulls his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The Kanto starter clones and Ambertwo were his childhood friends, but all of them died and the scientists were forced to erase his memories of them to keep his brain waves from going out of control. But even then, he still remembers Ambertwo's last words.
  • Death Glare: Dons a Kubrick Stare with Glowing Eyes of Doom right before he proceeds to obliterate the lab and scientists.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The death of his fellow clone companions (especially Ambertwo) got to him really badly, and he almost snaps. Dr. Fuji sedates him to prevent this, but it's clear that Ambertwo's Final Words got to him so much that, when a mature Mewtwo wakes up, he goes berserk upon learning of his purpose.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He goes through this for the first fifteen minutes of the movie. After awakening from the research lab and the researchers talking to him, he thought he was just a lab experiment created by them. Not wanting to accept it, he destroys the lab. Shortly after that, Giovanni meets him and tells him that he can help him control his powers and find his purpose. He helps him control his powers, but after a while he tells Mewtwo that his purpose was to fight for him. Enraged that he had been used by him, he destroys his HQ and goes back to the destroyed lab, where he decides that his purpose will be to wipe out humans for what they did to him.
  • Determinator: Mewtwo's will was so strong he endured hours, possibly days of torture from machines specifically designed to force him to obey Giovanni, to the point where his body gave out before he did.
  • Dub Personality Change: In the English dub of the original movie, he acts like your stereotypical megalomaniacal and arrogant Evil Overlord rather than a troubled artificial lifeform trying to find his place in the world. This was undone in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, reverting it to his original Japanese personality.
  • The Eeyore: Especially in Mewtwo Returns. Meowthtwo tries to get him to lighten up, but it's Ash who ultimately breaks him out of his funk.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Refused to believe, initially, that humans and Pokémon could ever truly bond and be equal partners. It gets to the point that he refuses to help/spare Pokémon who are already being trained because in his eyes they've already lowered themselves to "serving humans". When Pikachu tries to talk some sense into him by clarifying that he and Ash are friends, Mewtwo simply calls him "foolish" and psychically chucks him into a wall.
  • Evil Overlord: Rules over New Island and all of its cloned Pokémon inhabitants. The English dub makes him a stereotypical Evil Overlord who wants to Take Over the World.
  • Final Solution: In the dub at least, he loathes both humans and Pokémon that are loyal to them, so creates clones to replace them.
  • For the Evulz:
    • In the Japanese version, he taunts the humans by offering them an exit from his stadium... if they can brave the raging storm outside.
    • The English version pulls a similar stunt, but in a more implied fashion. While he might have let Ash and company return to the mainland without any problems, he makes no illusion that he's going to spare them his wrath and probably gave them the offer just to see the humans squirm.
  • Freudian Excuse: His creators had no care for him, seeing him only as a test subject. Then he spends some time being used as Giovanni's personal weapon until he realizes he's been had and leaves. This leaves him as an abominably powerful Pokémon with a pretty justifiably sour attitude toward all humans.
    Mewtwo: I was not born a Pokemon, I was created. And my creators have used and betrayed me! Therefore... I stand alone!
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only is he the world's strongest Pokémon, he's also capable of recreating the cloning process that brought him to life.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When he finds out the humans who made him don't give jack squat about him. It's traumatic enough as it is, but his childhood friend Ambertwo's last words of "Life is wonderful" are still in his head when he breaks out of his test tube. It's enough to send Mewtwo into a rage and leads him to want vengeance on all non-clone life.
  • Gone Horribly Right: His creators wanted to create the world's strongest Pokémon, and they succeeded.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By the end of the first movie, when his realization from Ash's Heroic Sacrifice gives him a huge change of heart. It is kept in Mewtwo Returns.
  • Heroic RRoD: Mewtwo resists Giovanni's torture to the point where his body is severely weakened, and then uses the last of his strength to destroy the machines torturing him.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: How he views humans after his early exposure to them. By the end of Mewtwo Returns, he's softened his view on them a bit.
  • Island Base: Has one in the first film that would make even a James Bond villain green with envy. It's a castle complete with a battle arena and cloning machine, and all this is on the island where he was created, even including the last log of the scientists he killed months before, as a testament to his birth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His hatred towards humans isn't unjustified, given he was born as merely an experiment, was sedated, and woke up to realize his "purpose"; this is probably why he's quite dickish throughout most of the movie (though he's more prone in rubbing it in the heroes faces in the English version). Post Heel–Face Turn, however, he significantly calms down, which sticks by the time of Mewtwo Returns, where even has a Tsundere moment after stopping a bus from falling into a river.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Mewtwo was by-far the darkest villain in the anime at the time of his debut, having an incredibly somber backstory and had plans to wipe out all of humanity, setting the tone for his movie which contrasted the overall light-hearted Original series.
  • Large Ham: Oh, so much in the English version.
    "I may have been cloned from your DNA, but now I will prove that Mewtwo is better than the original. Superior to Mew! This world is too small for two of us!"
  • Martial Pacifist: Having decided to avoid conflict with humans, when Giovanni shows up in Mewtwo Returns, Mewtwo tries to intimidate him into leaving rather than fight. It doesn't work, and only gives Giovanni an opportunity to take the clone Pokémon hostage.
  • Morality Pet: Meowthtwo spends much of Mewtwo Returns trying to convince him he and the other clones are not so different from natural-born Pokémon.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Pre-Heel–Face Turn in the English dub, in the vein of Karl Stromberg and Hugo Drax, where he plans to destroy all life on earth and repopulate it with his clones.
  • The Paranoiac: Mewtwo exhibits several paranoiac traits. His primary motivation is an utter distrust of all humanity for enslaving Pokémon (stemming from being himself a scientific experiment Gone Horribly Right and later used as a weapon by Giovanni), to which end he seeks to Kill All Humans and save Pokémon by enslaving all of them, the idea being that since he cares more about them than their trainers do (in his mind at least), it's for their own good.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Due to the ridges over his eyes giving him a permanent Kubrick Stare.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He destroyed the New Island Lab and Giovanni's gym with Pillars Of Light and created a massive hurricane just by waving one hand, seemingly without effort.
  • Physical God: He's one of the most powerful beings in the Pokémon universe, with psychic abilities capable of working on a borderline global scale. It's telling that in the first movie the only one who could actually lay an equal smackdown on him was his original Mew.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: In The Birth of Mewtwo, as Ambertwo fades away and dies, Mewtwo begs her to come back. It's as tragic as it sounds.
    Mewtwo: Please, Amber, come back! Don't go, please! Amber...!
  • Powered Armor: Which, ironically, had the purpose of acting as a Restraining Bolt.
  • Psychic Powers: Is the most powerful Psychic-type Pokémon in existence.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Types B and C. His motives basically amount to a psychic powered temper-tantrum as a result of his mistreatment and even some of his dialog is childish in some aspects, saying "Don't tell me what to do!" when Ash and co. confront him on taking their Pokémon. The English dub averts this, glossing over most, if not all, of Mewtwo's childish mannerisms from the Japanese version save a few moments, such as his almost tantrum-like assertion that "my clones don't NEED their powers to prove their worth!" in response to Mew refuting that very "superior power of clones" boast seconds before.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When he does smile in the first film, it's due to amusement at his human adversaries underestimating him.
  • Raised in a Lab: Mewtwo was a human-made, genetically engineered Pokémon that was an imperfect close of Mew. Created and raised in a test tube, Mewtwo used its psychic powers to communicate with the other test subjects, including the head researcher Dr. Fuji's deceased daughter Amber, to learn about life and morality. After Amber's consciousness faded, Mewtwo's memories were wiped in fear of the grief being too stressful, but this only left Mewtwo with feelings of sadness and loneliness that it did not understand, making him lash out and escape.
  • The Social Darwinist: The main purpose of Mewtwo's storm was to pick off all but the strongest Pokémon for him to use as stock for his cloning project. No humans were intended to survive, of course.
  • Signature Move: Shadow Ball, his trademark attack, which became an official move in the second generation.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the five clones that Dr. Fuji made — himself, Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo, Squirtletwo, and Ambertwo — he was the only one to survive past childhood. It is implied that this was because he was cloned from a legendary Pokémon, while the other four were cloned from three ordinary Pokémon and a human.
  • Super-Soldier: Giovanni attempted to make Mewtwo into this in both the first film and Mewtwo Returns. Both attempts end in failure, the second of which resulting in Mewtwo erasing all traces of himself from Giovanni's memory.
  • Take Over the World: The English dub more or less changes his main goal from wanting to prove himself to Mew that he is the "true one" of the two to simply this, though it is hinted that his primary motive for doing this is to prove the superiority of cloned Pokémon in general.
  • Tragic Villain: Good god. Given how sudden the loss of his friends were and the New Island scientists and Giovanni being callous to the Pokémon in regards to seeing it as nothing more than a test subject to be weaponized, you can't blame him for having such resentment towards humanity.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: His reappearance in Journeys' episode 46. Mewtwo is still strict and aloof, but in the time since Ash last saw him, he's been helping Pokémon who have been mistreated by humans. He treats Ash and his new friend Goh much more amicably, sympathizes with their respective dreams of being a Pokémon master and catching every Pokémon, and accepts a friendly battle with them. While the battle goes as one would expect, Mewtwo shows them respect when they lose, and tells them that the day with them was the most enjoyment he's had in a long time.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The cover for The Birth of Mewtwo radio drama shows him as a happy, little baby Pokémon and has moments where you just want to give him a hug. When Mewtwo grows up and has a better understanding of the circumstances of his birth, he quickly goes off the deep end.
  • Walking the Earth: Embarks on this at the end of Mewtwo Returns.
  • When He Smiles:
    • Three times in Mewtwo Returns; once while moon gazing with Pikatwo and Meowthtwo, and during his healing at the lake, when he finally realizes that the Earth is as much his home as any naturally created Pokémon. And finally when he departs again at the end, when thanking Ash and company for saving his life and helping him save the clones.
    • Once more during Journeys, when Ash and Goh challenge Mewtwo to a battle. It's a smile mixed with sympathy and audacity.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Both in the English and Japanese version of the first film, though much more in the latter (see Take Over the World above).
  • Wrong Context Magic: His "Mewtwo Balls" are able to capture Pokémon that already belong to Trainers, something normal Pokéballs cannot do. When Ash tried putting his Pokémon back in their balls; he's left in shock as the "Mewtwo Balls" simply CAPTURES his Pokéballs.

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera

  • Badass Adorable: It's very playful, but has fighting skills on par with Mewtwo. What else would you expect of the ancestor of all Pokémon?
  • Beware the Silly Ones: It's not nearly as nice as its playful, goofy demeanor suggests, and is more than willing to engage in a brutal fight with Mewtwo after he angers it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Catches Ash after being sent flying by Mewtwo and is the only creature alive able to match Mewtwo in power.
  • Energy Ball: One of the ways Mew uses Psychic.
  • Fantastic Racism: Very downplayed, but at least in the Japanese script Mew appears to have a low opinion of Mewtwo's clones, considering the originals the "real" beings who should win in a head to head fight.
  • Immortal Immaturity: It's one of the oldest, most powerful Pokémon in existence, but it has a childish, playful nature.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: It spends the first half of the film before confronting Mewtwo bouncing around the island playing. When Mewtwo delivers his Badass Boast that he is superior, Mew just chases its tail, and giggles as it dodges Mewtwo's attacks. But when one of Mewtwo's attacks finally hits and sends it flying through the air? It returns the favor.
  • Not So Harmless: Its playful, curious nature make it seem like a harmless creature, but it proves to be just as powerful in battle as Mewtwo once the former lands a hit and Mew decides to return the attack.
  • Patrick Stewart Speech: When Mewtwo attempts to assert he and his Clone Army are superior Mew and the originals due to their greater innate powers, Mew launches into a speech (helpfully translated by Meowth for Team Rocket and the audience), that those powers mean nothing and the real measure of a Pokémon is what's in their heart. Mewtwo responds with another energy ball.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: It has a tiny stature, but is as powerful as Mewtwo.
  • Psychic Powers: One of the most powerful psychics in existence, capable of telepathy, telekinesis, and energy blasts.
  • Psychic Teleportation: Knows Teleport, a Psychic-type move.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: It giggles constantly and is extremely playful and curious.

Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo and Squirtletwo
Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Bulbasaurtwo), Yuji Ueda (Charmandertwo), Satomi Koorogi (Squirtletwo)


One of the clones Mewtwo created, made from Ash's Pikachu. His process was incomplete, leading to a radically different personality from Pikachu.

  • Aesop Amnesia: The first thing he does in Mewtwo Returns when he sees Ash's Pikachu is to attack him. And we all know how it went in the first movie.
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership: His violent streak places him as a "leader" in Mewtwo's clone group.
  • Berserk Button: Ash's Pikachu. Yes, you're reading that right. Reason for it? Pikachu enjoys a free life with his trainer, while Pikachutwo is forced to hide from humans.
  • Blood Knight: Especially in comparison to Pikachu, who didn't want to fight. He also plays this compared to Meowthtwo, an Actual Pacifist.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Nowhere to be seen after the events of Mewtwo Returns, not even after Mewtwo's return in Journeys.
  • Copied the Morals, Too: Averted. Whereas many of the clones are identical in personality (minus their Blood Knight side, of course), Pikachutwo is the most radically different in personality from them.
  • Fantastic Racism: Shares Mewtwo's contempt for natural Pokémon, which remains in Mewtwo Returns. Gone by the end of the special.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Pikachutwo notably doesn't use his electric attacks much, instead relying on physical force.
  • Hit Me, Dammit!: Unfortunately for Pikachutwo, no matter how much he hits Ash's Pikachu — he simply doesn't understand why Pikachu keeps standing up without the intent to fight.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: He looks almost identical to Ash's Pikachu, but the black markings on his ears are jagged instead of smooth.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: One of the reasons Pikachutwo attacks Ash's Pikachu is because he is very jealous the latter has a trainer.
  • Ineffectual Death Threats: Upon finding Ash's Pikachu again in Mewtwo Returns, Pikachutwo threatens him to "get out, or [he'll] regret it, then attacks Pikachu... and then Mewtwo prevents it with his telekinesis.
  • Jerkass: Compared to the clones, Pikachutwo is the most violent and least emphatic (or so it seems). He attacks Ash's Pikachu without a scruple even while Pikachu doesn't fight back, and in Mewtwo Returns he does it again as soon as Pikachu appears, simply because the latter enjoys a life with his trainer! Justified given his cloning process was incomplete, leading to a much more radically different personality from that of Pikachu.
  • Lack of Empathy: Subverted. He attacks Ash's Pikachu simply because it's Ash's Pikachu, and doesn't seem to understand why Mewtwo would save the humans from falling from their death when one a typhoon knocks a bus down a mountain. However, it's all out of bitterness that he has to hide while Pikachu enjoys a free life.
  • The Lancer: Takes over this role for Mewtwo's clones in Mewtwo Returns, seeing he is the one to gather up the clones to fight Team Rocket's Combat Unit.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Rushes at Pikachu upon their encounter in Mewtwo Returns. He also rallies the other clones to attack.
  • This Means War!: According to Team Rocket's Meowth, Team Rocket's Combat Unit invading their island is enough reason to make Pikachutwo rally the other clones.
    Meowth: "This is more than just a battle, this is war".
  • Those Two Guys: With Meowthtwo.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of Mewtwo Returns, given he smiles and his resentment towards natural Pokémon is mostly gone.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Pun aside, neither him nor the other clones are ever seen again after Mewtwo Returns.

Voiced by: Chiyako Shibahara (original), Misuzu Togashi (Evolution)
One of the clones Mewtwo created, made from Team Rocket's Meowth. Unlike Meowth, he can't talk and often walks on all fours.
  • Actual Pacifist: Unlike Pikachutwo, Meowthtwo has no desire to battle. It could be Team Rocket Meowth's aversion to fight taken to the extreme.
  • Ascended Extra: Plays a larger role in Mewtwo Returns than in the first movie.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Nowhere to be seen after the events of Mewtwo Returns, not even after Mewtwo's return in Journeys.
  • Copied the Morals, Too: Played with. Meowthtwo looks the dopiest of the clones, but shares Meowth's bad sense of battle by not wanting to fight, while being smarter than it looks given its philosopher side.
  • Morality Pet: Acts as this to Mewtwo. He spends much of Mewtwo Returns trying to convince him he and the other clones are not so different from natural-born Pokémon.
  • The Philosopher: Ironically, it's the Pokémon cloned from one that can talk, that is this. Meowthtwo might not be able to talk, but he can think deep.
  • Those Two Guys: With Pikachutwo.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Neither Meowthtwo nor the other clones are ever seen again after Mewtwo Returns.

Mewtwo's clone Pokémon
Venusaurtwo voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (original), Tsuguo Mogami (Evolution)
Charizardtwo voiced by: Ryota Iwasaki (Evolution)
Blastoisetwo voiced by: Eric Stuart (English)

  • Blood Knight: Most of the clones could count, but its well implied with Charizardtwo, given it takes from Ash's Charizard.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Nowhere to be seen after the events of Mewtwo Returns, not even after Mewtwo's return in Journeys.
  • Copied the Morals, Too: Minus their Blood Knight side, many of the clones are identical in personality, most notably the final starter evolution clones.
  • Flat Character: Aside from Pikachutwo and Meowthtwo, none of the other clones are given development; they have roughly the same personalities as the Pokémon they took from, and their screentime amounts to battling and defeating the originals, and observing Ash sacrifice himself.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: None of them are ever seen again after Mewtwo Returns.

    Pokémon the Movie 2000 - The Power of One 


Lawrence III (Gelardan)
Voiced by: Takeshi Kaga (Japanese), Neil Stewart (English), Ricardo Mendoza (Latin American Spanish), Marco Balzarotti (Italian)

  • Affably Evil: He doesn't even keep his prisoners locked up, he lets them walk around as they please! To be fair, Lawrence obviously doesn't realize he's doing anything harmful or villainous, and thus doesn't see Ash and his friends as enemies or threats so much as innocent bystanders he accidently captured alongside Zapdos.
  • Big Bad: Tries to capture the three birds and Lugia, which leads to mass destruction and nearly the apocalypse.
  • The Chessmaster: Systematically positions and provokes the birds into moving around and would've had all three if Ash and company hadn't blown up his airship partway.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: Lawrence narrates the prophecy at the movie's beginning, and he erroneously believes that not only is he the chosen one of said prophecy, but also that it's about collecting all three Legendary Birds so he can "tame" Lugia into his collection too.
  • The Collector: A particularly obsessive one too, having gone from an ancient trading card to a quest to catch four of the most powerful Pokémon in the world. He doesn't seem to have any interest in training them or using them like Team Rocket either, just possessing them.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He captures Moltres AND Zapdos, and attempts to do the same to Articuno and Lugia (which doesn't work).
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: His backstory reveals that Lawrence read the prophecy about the three legendary birds and interpreted that he was The Chosen One and that the "Into thine hands bring together all three/Their treasures combined tame the Beast of The Sea" meant capturing them for his collection. The Prophecy is really about the three treasures on each island so the real Chosen One can help Lugia save the world.
  • Dull Surprise: He just has a look of mild annoyance when the birds escape and wreak havoc.
  • Evil Plan: He seeks to fulfill the prophecy by gathering the "three treasures", which he assumes are the three legendary birds, and then tame Lugia. Thus, adding all four ledendaries to his collection. Notably, he doesn't seem to realize this is an "evil" plan, but it functions as one for the movie's narrative.
  • Karma Houdini: Appears to have absolutely no punishment to speak of for the chaos he wrought by the end of the film beyond his massive flying fortress in ruins and him being stuck on a small piece of land in the middle of the sea. He even implies he will start over. To be fair, he didn't intentionally seek to cause an Apocalypse How, and since he's not appeared as an antagonist since, it's likely he learned his lesson.
  • Lack of Empathy: He sees nothing wrong with his treatment of Moltres and Zapdos and doesn't hear the disgust in Misty's voice when she calls him out on his actions.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: He seems to be nothing more than an incredibly rich, bored human being who is willing to bring about the apocalypse to complete his collection. Then again, it's implied he isn't even aware of The End of the World as We Know It going on around him until AFTER Lugia fixes everything.
  • Obliviously Evil: He's not really "evil", just selfish and out of his mind when it comes to his hobby. True to this trope, he sees the destruction going on around him and never even once realizes that he's the one who started it.
  • Ominous Floating Castle: His insanely large airship.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: A rare case and inversion where the one interpreting the prophecy is trying to fulfill it AND yet isn't even the subject of said prophecy. Lawrence believed himself to be The Chosen One, and that "bring together all three" was an instruction to capture Moltres, Zapdos and Articunos so he can "tame" Lugia (i.e. add them all to his collection). The prophecy is really about how to prevent catastrophe from someone TRYING to do such a thing, which invariably falls to the REAL chosen one Ash Ketchum... which only happened because Lawrence wanted to fulfill said prophecy in the first place.
  • The Stoic: His facial expression is usually fixed on "smug" and rarely changes.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: It's clear through the movie that Lawrence is not out to Take Over the World like Giovanni (as far as we know) or even destroy it (though that's a consequence of what he's doing). He's simply out to capture the Three Titans of the Orange Islands and Lugia for his collection in order to make it legendary, and is not aware that he's causing the world harm. He only accidently captured Ash's team and has no actual hostility towards them, arguing he's merely a collector of rare things before leaving them to capture Articuno; it's unclear how he'd react if they had told him of what's happening outside his ship.

Melody (Fleura)
Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu (Japanese), Amy Birnbaum (English), Gaby Ugarte (Latin American Spanish)

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Implied. She appears to begrudgingly take Carol's place as Festival Maiden only because her older sister has outgrown the role, and Carol appears slighted with Melody's attitude.
  • Heroic RRoD: She plays on an ocarina for several minutes without apparently stopping for breath at any point. Naturally, once the song's done, she collapses.
  • Magic Music: Her ocarina enables Lugia to recover from injury.
  • Musical Theme Naming: Her sister, Carol, has it too.
  • Not So Above It All: At first appearance, she's the only one on her island not dressed up for the local festival, even sneering at it in the dub, but come the party she's changed up anyway and takes it more-or-less seriously.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Most notably in her Festival Maiden get-up, where Ash is stunned speechless.
  • Shipper on Deck: Serves as one for Ash and Misty, constantly teasing Misty aboout it by calling Ash her boyfriend.
  • The Tease: Flirts with Ash partly to flirt with him and partly to make Misty uncomfortable. When Ash isn't around, she still enjoys making Misty uncomfortable, also about Ash.

Carol (Yodel)
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Michelle Gougen (English), Iro Loupi (Greek)

  • Competence Zone: She's deemed "too old" to be a Festival Maiden despite being only around mid-late teens.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Now the head of the Legends festival committee after her reign as Festival Maiden.
  • Musical Theme Naming: Her sister, Melody, has it too.
  • Passing the Torch: She was Melody's predecessor as Festival Maiden. After outgrowing the role, she passes it to her younger sister.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly-Girl to Maren's Tomboy, being the feminine former Festival Maiden to Maren's tomboyish sailor.

Maren (Michiko)
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese), Tara Jayne (English)

  • Punny Name: Her English name is a play on Marine, because she is a sailor.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Carol's Girly-Girl, being the tomboyish sailor to Carol's feminine former Festival Maiden.
  • Tomboyish Baseball Cap: Wears a navy blue one backwards, which is practical when navigating the sea.


Slowking (Yadoking)
Voiced by: Masatoshi Hamada (Japanese), Nathan Price (English), Gerardo Vásquez (Latin American Spanish), Tasos Kostis (Greek), Mario Scarabelli (Italian)

  • Big Good: He explains the crisis and sends the heroes on their mission while he watches over the main shrine.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In the short "Slowking's Day", which aired only in Japan.
  • Furry Confusion: He's the only Slowking in the entire anime who can talk. Unlike Meowth, we never get any explanation as to why.
  • Mr. Exposition: Explains Ash what he has to do with the spheres.
  • Talking Animal: A special case since, much like Meowth, he's one of the few talking Pokémon that doesn't use telepathy. For bonus points, he's even voiced by Meowth's original actor in the dub.

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Eric Rath (English), Octavio Rojas (Latin American Spanish), Fredrik Dolk (Swedish), Vittorio Bestoso (Italian)
The Legendary Pokémon of the sea, who emerges to try and stop the three Titans from destroying the world.
  • Badass Pacifist: For most of the story Lugia is trying to calm the legendary birds down and doesn't actually launch any attacks, simply dodging or protecting itself with a barrier. It isn't until Lawrence tries to capture it, that Lugia is finally convinced to go on the offensive and it becomes abundantly clear it could have easily beaten down the birds with brute force if it had wanted to.
  • Barrier Warrior: Liberally uses safeguard to create a spherical shield around itself and it's shown to be powerful enough to guard against and deflect attacks from all three legendary birds simultaneously.
  • Big Entrance: It makes its entrance enveloped in a water tornado, which it then dismisses with a flap of its wings, fully showing itself and leaving everybody present in awe. It does this three separate times throughout the movie.
  • Big Damn Heroes: A few times, swooping in to stop the birds.
  • Breath Weapon: It knows Aeroblast, and how to put it to good use.
  • Conflict Killer: It tries to be this, but is quickly beaten down by the legendary birds' combined assaults and falls through the ice into the ocean.
    Lugia: I... have failed.
  • Disney Death: Brought back through Melody's ocarina. Twice.
  • Giant Flyer: A huge, vaguely avian looking dragon.
  • Guardian Entity: Lugia's role isn't to stop the fighting directly, it's to keep the birds off of Ash's back while he collects the spheres and allows Melody to play the flute.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Thanks to the Magic Music. It's still not enough, which he even notes ahead of time.
  • Leitmotif: Lugia's Song in the English version. It has a different leitmotif in the original Japanese version, which also has a vocal version.
  • Making a Splash: It can make big whirlpools.
  • Non-Human Non-Binary: Not brought up in context, but Takeshi Shudo's notes on Lugia describes it as "simultaneously male and female"—this is meant to symbolize harmony by giving Lugia a "dual" nature, a parallel to how people can coexist without conflict despite their differences.
  • Psychic Powers: Its primary type is psychic, which is probably how it manipulates the oceans.
  • Red Baron: Known to many as "The Beast of the Sea".
  • Talking Animal: Using telepathy.

Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres
Articuno, the titan of Ice
Zapdos, the titan of Lightning
Moltres, the titan of Fire
Articuno voiced by: Yumi Touma
Zapdos voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi
Moltres voiced by: Rikako Aikawa

The three Titans of the Orange Islands. Lawrence waking them up and trying to catch them ends up provoking their wrath, and their fighting ends up being much more dangerous than it first seems.

  • Animalistic Abomination: They're a trio of massive birds with elemental powers that have the potential to cause untold destruction.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Lawrence III, though their part in the story is his fault in the first place. They're attacking and nearly causing the apocalypse because he woke them up and royally ticked them off.
  • Breath Weapon: Moltres has Flamethrower while Articuno shoots Ice Beam from its mouth.
  • Duel to the Death: The peace between the three birds is very easily disrupted, and when Moltres suddenly goes missing, Zapdos claims its island. The fighting only gets worse from there — the reason none of the birds actually die is because they all collapse from exhaustion before they can strike any finishing blows.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: The legendary birds behave like territorial wild animals (just bigger and way more destructive), contrary to subsequent Pokémon movies where most legendary Pokémon are shown to be sapient, intelligent and capable of speech.
  • Enemy Mine: When Lugia first appears the three birds temporarily stop attacking each other and focus entirely on taking down the lord of the seas, likely recognizing it as the biggest potential threat. Naturally, they go right back to fighting each other once Lugia is out of the picture.
  • Feathered Fiend: They're a trio of temperamental birds with elemental powers.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos, in that order.
  • Giant Flyer: A trio of birds that are roughly the size of small airplanes.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Much of the conflict of the movie stems from each of the three birds trying take out the other two, and they don't give a damn about who gets caught up in the crossfire either.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Can you blame them for their rampage when some jerk woke them up and made them mad? The problem of course is that the three of them are borderline Physical Gods...
  • Person of Mass Destruction: "Disturb not the harmony", because otherwise their fight will cause the actual end of the world. And they're not even trying to do that.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Once something upsets them, nothing stops them from taking their anger out on anything and everything in sight, consequences be damned, short of knocking them out. And that's easier said than done.

    Pokémon 3: Spell of the Unown 


Molly Hale (Me Snowdon)
Older Molly
Adult Molly
Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (Japanese), Amy Birnbaum (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Latin American Spanish, child and pre-teen selves), Toni Rodríguez (Latin American Spanish, teen self), Chrisoula Papadopoulou (Greek)

  • Anti-Villain: In a twist, she manages to check three types — II, III and IV. She wishes to be a Pokémon master, but her mom disappeared prior to the events of the movie and her dad's work requires him to be out for long, leading her to be lonely (Type II, Woobie). Using the power of the Unown, Molly gives herself her lifelong fantasies of a family, power, and her own home and strong Pokémon (Type III, Well-Intentioned). However, she doesn't realize she's doing anything wrong for most of the movie until the climax due to her very young age (Type IV, In-Name Only).
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The Unown are a Literal Genie that consistently bring Molly's fantasies to life, giving her a daddy, a mommy, her own Pokémon and even a castle. But with increasingly destructive effects on the real world, including the kidnap and brainwashing of Delia Ketchum and the increasing crystallization of the surrounding countryside. It's not until Entei nearly kills Charizard that she realizes that her wishes have unwanted consequences.
  • Break the Cutie: She's five, yet she undergoes crap no child that age should have to endure.
  • Children Are Innocent: Deconstructed; Molly's too young to fully realize that her wishes are having destructive consequences on the world around her.
  • Cute Bruiser: All of the Pokémon she uses against Brock (Flaaffy, Teddiursa and Phanpy) are quite cute, as well as stronger than they should be.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of The Kid with the Remote Control. Young children having powerful Pokémon is nothing new to the franchise, but Molly is too young to understand what she is commanding the Unown to do, and her grief at losing her parents results in her using their power to trap herself in a fantasy that can't give her what she really wants. By the time she realizes it, the Unown turn out to be far more powerful than her, leaving her unable to truly control them.
  • Disappeared Dad: Spencer Hale was spirited away by the Unown, possibly on accident, and it's his absence that eventually leads Molly to meet the Unown herself.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The Phanphy (Ground) she wishes for.
  • Heel Realization: As things become more turbulent, she starts to realize the suffering her desires are causing. When Entei is on the verge of killing Ash's Charizard to appease her, she sobs for him to stop and to reverse all her wishes.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Her wished-up Pokémon completely dominate Misty and Brock during both respective fights, likely made more powerful so that Molly would win despite the vast difference in battle experience. Her Phanpy in particular is strong enough to send Brock's Onix flying with a single Rollout.
  • Making a Splash: The Mantine and Kingdra she wishes for.
  • Missing Mom: Until the end credits, where she finally returns to her family. Her reasons for being absent differ; in the original Japanese, it's suggested she just walked out on Spencer for being obsessive about the Unown, whereas the dub changes it to the Unown having implicitly "disappeared" her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her adult form is stacked and wears a micro dress under a sleeveless cardigan. Although it dips into Fan Disservice when you remember who she really is.
  • Non-Elemental: In her battle with Brock, she wishes for a Teddiursa, a Normal-type. And in the end credits, she's seen with a real Teddiursa.
  • Older Alter Ego: Uses Entei's powers to age herself due to worrying she might not be old enough to be a Pokemon trainer. She first transforms into a young adult, then de-ages herself to a young (but older than her current age) girl when she finds out that Misty is a Gym Leader.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Downplayed — her family and was friends with the Ketchums back in the day, though Ash's response when Delia asks him if he remembers them, as well as his and Molly's visual ages in the photo where they're all together imply that it's been a while since they last connected. Despite this, Ash still tries to appeal to Molly by pointing out that they used to play together whenever they visited each other.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Gets turned into a micro dress-wearing Ms. Fanservice in her adult form.
  • Shock and Awe: The Flaaffy she wishes for.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Both of her older alter egos aren't wearing any sleeves, likely for better throwing movements during Pokémon battles.
  • Smoke Out: Kingdra's Smokescreen.
  • Theme Naming: With Amber of the third movie — Amber's Japanese name Ai is pronounced like the English word "I", while Molly's Japanese name Mii is pronounced like the English word "me".
  • Tuckerization: Her Japanese name, Mii, is from the late Takeshi Shudō's nickname for his own daughter.
  • True Blue Femininity: Always seen wearing a blue and white dress.
  • Underwater Boss Battle: She challenges Misty to a Water Type battle since she knows it's the latter's specialty, so she summoned a tsunami to engulf them.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Downplayed. When Ash tries to help her remember him and calm down a bit, he brings up that they used to play together when they were younger. She evidently doesn't remember this and in her defense, Ash only seems to vaguely remember himself.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Her messed-up life leads her to mess with cosmic forces that drive the conflict of the story.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Can essentially create anything she wants with the help of the Unown.

Spencer Hale (Sully Snowdon)
Voiced by: Naoto Takenaka (Japanese), Dan Green (English), Alfonso Ramírez (Latin American Spanish)

Molly's father.

  • Disappeared Dad: For the duration of the movie; his exploration of Unown ruins led to his disappearance.
  • Good Parents: Is a genuinely loving and supportive father to his daughter Molly, to the point his disappearance is ultimately what leads her to abusing the Unown's power.
  • Parents as People: His job requires him to leave his daughter at times (and leads to his disappearance), but he definitely loves her.
  • Present Absence: His disappearance led to Molly messing with the Unown, which becomes the entire plot of the 3rd movie.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Similar to Molly. Spencer is noted to be an old student of Professor Oak's and a good friend of Delia's, but he'd never been mentioned until this movie and never appears again after.
  • Satellite Character: Justified - he was trapped in another dimension for the duration of the movie and only returns at the very end.


Voiced by: Naoto Takenaka (Japanese), Dan Green (English), Alfonso Ramírez (Latin American Spanish)

  • Affably Evil: Entei was created by the Unown to replace Molly's father as her father figure while he was away, and he certainly loved Molly. He was also well-spoken towards the heroes all things considered.
  • Anti-Villain: Types I and IV (Noble and In-Name Only). Entei only opposes the heroes because Molly wants him to. Rather justified given he was literally created by the Unown to fulfill her wishes.
  • Berserk Button: Seems particularly enraged when Ash keeps calling him an illusion, and when the heroes still refuse to back away from him and Molly.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Entei is a living wish and has no concept of "Right or Wrong", only "What Molly wants and What Molly doesn't want". He may only object to being called an illusion because Molly considers him real.
  • But Now I Must Go: With the Unown defeated, he can no longer be sustained and vanishes after giving Molly a heartfelt goodbye.
  • Character Catchphrase: "If that is what you wish."
  • Face Death with Dignity: At the end Entei helps the heroes defeat the Unown, knowing full well that he depends on them in order to exist and that he'll disappear afterwards.
  • Hypnotize the Captive: All it takes is a powerful look and an imperative sentence from Entei and Delia falls under the power of Molly's fantasy.
  • Made of Magic: Or whatever power the Unown wield. Entei is a living wish, and produces the same crystallizing process; his footprints leave crystal trails.
  • Meaningful Titles: Emperor of the Crystal Tower, from the Japanese title of the movie.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Said almost word for word:
    Ash: "Please Entei, listen to me! If you really care about Molly you'll let her come with us. It's not right for her to stay here with you — you have to let her go!"
    Entei: "Whether it is right or wrong, I will do as SHE WISHES!"
  • Papa Wolf: Invoked and subverted. Again, Entei doesn't actually think in terms of what's best for Molly, but of protecting and preserving the fantasy she's helping create.
  • Parental Substitute: Was what the Unown created when Molly wished for someone to be her "Papa".
  • Playing with Fire: Is a Fire-type.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Zigzagged. The Unown created Entei from Molly's mental association between her father and Entei, and so long as she considers them to be the same, Entei will be Papa.
  • Significant Double Casting: In every language, Entei has Spencer's voice, because as far as Molly's concerned he is Spencer.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Because the Unown created him out from Molly's mind, he can theoretically be as strong as Molly imagines him to be. The only one of Ash's Pokémon that gives him even a little trouble is Charizard —who is established to be one of the toughest before getting his training— and even then Entei comes out on top. In the end Molly uses this to help him defeat the Unown, allowing him to one-shot them after being unable to even get close.
  • Talking Animal: Can speak in human languages just fine via telepathy.
  • Undying Loyalty: As the embodiment of Molly's wish to have her father back, he will do whatever she asks without question.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His only desires are to ensure Molly gets what she wants, and will do anything to accomplish that; problem is he gets into a lot of conflict with the protagonists over his more questionable methods of doing so.

The Unown
A group of Pokémon that have control over reality-warping powers and are responsible for the plot of the third movie. They live in another dimension called "the Unown Dimension", and have appeared multiple times throughout the anime and other movies.
  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Notably rendered in CGI compared to everyone else in the movie, which helps to emphasize their eerie, otherworldly nature.
  • Adaptational Abomination: The Unown go from being a weak, one-note Pokémon in the games to being immensely powerful reality-warping creatures from another universe.
  • Adaptational Badass: A shining example — in the games, they're Joke Characters who, while playing a large part of the Pokémon lore, are among the absolute worst Pokémon of all time, with only Hidden Power as their possible move and nothing else. But in the movies, they're powerful Reality Warpers who stand leagues above most other Pokémon in sheer power and can even create replicas of legendaries like Entei. Justified since several Pokedex entries in the games note that Unown become more powerful when they gather in large numbers.
  • Almighty Idiot: The Unown don't actually exhibit any intelligence, they simply show up and start warping reality.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: As powerful as the Unown are, even they know Dialga and Palkia are stronger.
  • Anti-Villain: A Type IV (In-Name Only). Though they're the main antagonistic forces that drive the plot, they have no concept of right or wrong. They're simply awoken and grant Molly her fantasies.
  • Big Bad: The true antagonistic forces of the film. However, they're not truly evil, they simply lack a compass.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: The Unown really don't comprehend that they're doing anything wrong, not because they're unaware of what they're doing, but because they have a completely alien morality and thus don't work with human moral compasses.
  • Commuting on a Bus: The Unown appear in other anime episodes, specials and movies afterwards. Particularly, they come back in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, and reappear in the Diamond and Pearl series, especially in The Rise of Darkrai.
  • Creepy Children Singing: When they aren't giggling, the Unown chant Pokémon Speak in high-pitched singsong.
  • Eldritch Abomination: They're a reality bending Hive Mind from another dimension.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The dimension they live in is known as the "Unown Dimension".
  • Giggling Villain: They giggle adorably and creepily sometimes. Or at least, they seem to.
  • Morphic Resonance: A variation, as they do it to someone else. When Molly wishes to be old enough to be a Pokémon trainer, the wish is granted, but her adult form wears earrings that have a black outline and a white center - like an Unown eye.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Once the Unown are defeated, the changes they made revert as though nothing happened.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Partly the reason why they're so dangerous — they don't want to be disturbed.
  • Power Incontinence: They eventually lose control of their power after using it too much.
  • Reality Warper: They alter reality based on Molly's thoughts.
  • The Worf Effect: As powerful as they are, even they are nothing next to Dialga and Palkia, when the two Legendaries start clashing (and in the Unowns' own dimension, no less), the Unown are shown fleeing in panic from the clashes, showing that not even such powerhouses stand a chance against the Gods of Time and Space.

    Pokémon 4Ever - Celebi: Voice of the Forest 


Sammy (Yukinari)
Voiced by: Keiko Toda (Japanese), Tara Jayne (English), Arturo Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
A 10 year old boy who Celebi inadvertedly whisks away from 40 years in the past to the present day.

For tropes concerning him in the present day, see Professor Oak.

Iron-Masked Marauder (Vicious) click here for more info

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Maddie Blaustein (English)

A nameless Pokémon poacher who tried to capture Celebi 40 years ago. In the present, the Iron-Masked Marauder hunts him down to interrogate him about the spot where he found Celebi.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When the Iron-Masked Marauder commands Tyranitar to blow up his camp with Hyper Beam, the poacher futilely begs him to stop.
    Poacher: No, please! It's gonna destroy everything!
  • Asshole Victim: It's hard to feel sorry for him when the Iron-Masked Marauder uses Tyranitar to burn his house down.
  • Badass Biker: As a younger man, he rode a motorcycle that he used to pursue Sammy and Celebi. He no longer seems to have it 40 years later.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He openly boasts about capturing rare Pokémon so he can sell them to the highest bidder. In the present, his camp houses many Pokémon in cages, waiting to be sold.
  • Being Evil Sucks: As an old man, selling Pokémon doesn't seem to make enough money for him to live on, given that he lives alone on the outskirts of society in a tiny, run-down trailer, with seemingly no family or friends around. Also, it's only because he boasted about trying to capture Celebi 40 years ago that the Iron-Masked Marauder hunts him down to interrogate him about its location, steals his Tyranitar, and then burns his house down For the Evulz.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He uses a Scyther and Houndoom to try and capture Celebi, both of whom have types super-effective against his target.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Being the one hunting for Celebi in the prologue, one would think he's the film's main villain or at least one of them.
  • The Dreaded: Implied. His first appearance is heralded by several forest Pokémon fleeing from him in terror, assuming they weren't just scared off by the revving of his motorcycle.
  • Electronic Eyes: His right eye is missing and has been replaced with some kind of electronic scope.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: One of his Pokémon is Houndoom, a half-Fire-type that doesn't hesitate to blast a Flamethrower at Sammy's head.
  • Evil Old Folks: Even as an old man, he's still poaching Pokémon for a living. However, he doesn't seem to have made much money from it, given that he lives in a run-down trailer in the middle of nowhere.
  • Evil Poacher: He poaches Pokémon and sells them for money. However, he's nothing compared to the Iron-Masked Marauder.
  • No Name Given: He never states his name, nor does anyone ask for it. His Bulbapedia article simply refers to him as "Pokémon poacher".
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears at the beginning of the movie and never interacts with the main cast (save for Sammy 40 years ago), but his actions set the plot in motion. Celebi time-travels to the present with Sammy to escape from him, it's because of him that the Iron-Masked Marauder knows where to find Celebi at all, and the Tyranitar he captured is nabbed by the Marauder's Dark Ball and used in battle against Suicune.
  • Starter Villain: The first villain to appear in the movie, chasing down Celebi in order to capture it.
  • Uncertain Doom: The last we see of him, his camp is in flames and he's been left at the mercy of the sadistic, ruthless Iron-Masked Marauder.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: He's very thin and bony, and has prominent cheekbones.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He had a Scyther and Houndoom 40 years ago, but they're nowhere to be seen in the present day.

Voiced by: Mami Koyama (Japanese), Veronica Taylor (adult), Kerry Williams (young) (English), Magda Giner (adult), Denisse Cobayassi (young) (Latin American Spanish)

Diana's grandma, and the one who saw off Sam 40 years ago.

  • Action Girl: When she was young, Towa was apparently quite comfortable doing physical athletics.
  • Cool Old Lady: She is caring, wise and kind, and not once in forty years did she forget about Sammy.
  • Foil: Towa is still wearing the same traditional robes she was wearing forty years ago (albeit she appears to have upgraded from one vertical stripe down the chest to two), but Diana wears modern clothes.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: As an old woman, her hairstyle remains nearly identical to what it was when she was young—her bangs have vanished and her hairline is receding, however.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Her ponytails are inexplicably diamond-shaped.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She was just as good-looking as her granddaughter forty years ago.
  • I Will Wait for You: When Sam disappeared, she kept the notebook he'd left behind for 40 years, waiting for him to come back.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: If we assume she was a teenager in the epilogue, then Towa of the present day isn't even sixty years old, but she's still lost perhaps a third of her height.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She's the one who takes the Iron-Masked Marauder away at the end of the movie.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: With her granddaughter, Diana.
  • Theme Naming: In Japanese, her name means "eternity", and her granddaughter's name means "future".

Diana (Miku)
Voiced by: Anne Suzuki (Japanese), Roxanne Beck (English), Jessica Ortíz (Latin American Spanish)

  • Bare Midriffs Are Feminine: She wears a pink tank top that slightly shows her midsection.
  • Foil: Towa is still wearing the same traditional robes she was wearing forty years ago (albeit she appears to have upgraded from one vertical stripe down the chest to two), but Diana wears modern clothes.
  • Girl of the Week: Naturally, Brock falls for her and Misty doesn't approve.
  • Identical Granddaughter: Diana has the same face and figure that her grandmother did forty years ago (even their hair is still much the same, but Towa's lost her bangs with age), but she wears different clothes.
  • Meaningful Name: Her Japanese name, Miku, is an alternate reading of mirai, meaning "future". Fitting, as the time period she lives in, while the present day to us, is the future to Sam and Celebi.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks quite a lot like Towa did when she was younger.
  • Theme Naming: In Japanese, her name means "future", and her grandmother's name means "eternity".


Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama

The time-traveling Mythical Pokémon of 40 years ago, sought out by poachers and Team Rocket operatives alike.

Voiced by: Masahiko Tanaka
The North Wind.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Towa refers to it as "the north wind".
  • Big Damn Heroes: Enters the scene just as Ash and Sam are about to be struck by Dark Celebi's attack, saving the two boys. It then joins the fight against Dark Celebi.
  • Bubble Gun: Bubble Beam being its preferred attack.
  • Howl of Sorrow: Releases several howls out of sadness at Celebi's apparent death.
  • Making a Splash: It uses water attacks and has the ability to purify water, which it uses to clean the Lake of Life after the battle against Dark Celebi pollutes it.
  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Suicune is cel-shaded CGI for a single scene where it stands on a cliff and then dashes into the distance to help Celebi.

    Pokémon Heroes 


Bianca (Kanon)
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese), Tara Sands (English), Denisse Cobayassi (Latin American Spanish)

  • Anime Hair: Why'd she style her hair to look like Latias is anyone's guess!
  • The Cameo: After almost 21 years, Bianca appears in JN146, the penultimate episode of Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master.
  • Curtains Match the Window Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's initially aloof towards Ash, even encouraging Latios to fight him, but grows friendlier, afterwards, even sketching a picture of Ash and Pikachu at the end of the movie.
  • Satellite Character: She doesn't get as much development as Latias, mostly being there to develop the film's setting. In fact, the fandom is overwhelmingly convinced Latias disguised as her kissed Ash in the end because Bianca and Ash had no particularly personal interactions in the entire film.

Lorenzo (Vongole)
Voiced by: Yuzo Gucci (Japanese), Wayne Grayson (English), Rogelio Guerra (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)
Bianca's grandfather.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's obviously elderly, but he has a strong bond with both Latios and Latias and seems to know a great deal about Alto Mare's history and legends.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides Ash and friends with the backstory of Alto Mare.
  • Satellite Character: To an extent, though he's arguably more developed and involved in the plot than Bianca.

Annie and Oakley (Zanner and Lion)
Annie (right) and Oakley (left)
Annie voiced by: Uno Kanda (Japanese), Megan Hollingshead (English), Jacqueline Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
Oakley voiced by: Yumiko Shaku (Japanese), Lisa Ortiz (English), Cristina Hernández (Latin American Spanish)

The main villains of this movie. A thieving criminal duo (in Team Rocket's employ in the English dub) who come to Alto Mare in search of the Soul Dew and the city's guardians.

  • Badass Normal: The sisters are unafraid of taking on Legendary Pokémon (who tend to be quite powerful) with their gadgets and acrobatic skills.
  • Bare Midriffs Are Feminine: By night, they wear pants and short tops that put their midsections and navels on full display.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Of Heroes, though Oakley's the more assertive of the two.
  • Calling Card: The two leave behind a rose and a card with their lip symbols on it at the library, following their theft of the book on Alto Mare's history.
  • Dark Action Girl: Both girls are fully capable of kicking ass, and are the movie's main antagonists.
  • Drunk with Power: When Oakley takes control of the DMA, she devolves into a laughing psychopath who relishes the ability to control the whole city of Alto Mare (possibly even the entire world, according to the English dub). Annie is left horrified by what she has become.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Once Oakley degenerates into an unhinged psycho while controlling the DMA, Annie is clearly horrified.
  • Evil Duo: Provide a surprising amount of information as to the movie's setting, while gradually serving as Foils to each other. Oakley seems to be in charge most of the time however.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: They have a wide array of useful gadgets at their disposal, such as a transforming vehicle, a flying spy camera, sunglasses that see through disguises and invisibility, and expanding electrified nets.
  • Giant Spider: Oakley's Pokémon is a particularly large and strong Ariados, complete with entangling webs and ghostly energy beams.
  • Gratuitous French: Annie occasionally speaks it in the Japanese version.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Their main outfits are made of shiny black leather.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Annie's hair is styled into two, curly pigtails, both bigger than her head.
  • Institutional Apparel: At the end of the film, they both wear black-and-white striped uniforms in prison.
  • Light Is Not Good: Annie's Pokémon is an Espeon, which evolves from an Eevee with extreme happiness during the bright hours of daylight.
  • Lovely Angels: Two women who work closely together and initially have the same goals, but their contrasts in personality become more apparent as the movie goes on.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Their black leather outfits; consisting of skintight, halterneck crop tops and low-rise pants, elbow-length gloves, lean, shapely figures, greatly exposed midriffs and red lipstick make them very appealing to the eyes.
  • Narcissist: Annie is highly concerned about her looks, and she doesn't take her clothes getting wet very well at all.
  • Phantom Thief: The two girls lack the good intentions of the average Classy Cat-Burglar, but are introduced using fancy gadgets and acrobatic maneuvers to break into a library and steal a rare book, while leaving behind a rose and a card with the colors on their respective outfits intersected.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Annie is the girlier of the duo and has a pink sleeve on her Hell-Bent for Leather outfit, while the more focused Oakley has a purple one for her outfit (although her personality doesn't quite qualify her for Graceful Ladies Like Purple). Annie also wears a pink dress while traveling through town.
  • Roofhopping: Both of them get around on foot by running, jumping and even flipping across rooftops with impeccable finesse.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: While not shown very well in the film, due to the pair carrying backpacks whenever they're wearing them, their halterneck crop tops leave much of their backs exposed.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: The English dub gives Annie and Oakley affiliation with Team Rocket, and establishes their job as an assignment from Giovanni, despite all of their actions ultimately having nothing to do with them.
  • The Smart Girl: Oakley is the one who does all the planning and technical work, making her the brains of the duo.
  • Theme Naming: Just like Jessie & James and Butch & Cassidy, they are a pair named after someone from the old west (though a cowgirl and a lot less villainous).
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Oakley spends most of the movie being grounded and pragmatic (albeit still villainous), but starts endangering everyone in the same city as her and talking about world conquest as soon as she starts using the stunningly powerful DMA device.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They already have no qualms with hurting kids like Ash and Bianca, but Oakley takes it a step further by actively trying to drown Ash with the DMA (and enjoying every moment of it).



  • The Cameo: Like Bianca, Latias makes her main series debute in the second-to-last episode of Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master in her Bianca disguise.
  • Cute Mute: In human form, she seems incapable of speech.
  • Distressed Damsel: Mostly at the beginning. And, in a way, when she goes to Ash for help in saving Latios.
  • Genki Girl: She's very lively and energetic, more so than either her brother or her best friend, Bianca (the latter of whom she imitates).
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: She doesn't wear Bianca's white hat when disguising as her, nor does she speak.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: She's red instead of pink, but otherwise counts - both coloring and personality-wise she's this to both her brother and to Ash.
  • Seeing Through Another's Eyes: She share this ability with her brother Latios, letting her see what he sees and can even share that with others around her.
  • Shapeshifter: It's rather ambiguous whether it's this or some sort of illusion, but various factors (mainly human-form Latias doing and being affected by things that would be... tricky in her true form) make it lean to actual shape-changing.

Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (Japanese), Megumi Hayashibara (English)

Advanced Generation

    Jirachi: Wish Maker 


Voiced by Kōichi Yamadera (adult), Kenji Nojima (young) (Japanese), Wayne Grayson (English), Marcelo Armand (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)

A magician who has his show in the Millennium Comet festival. He was once a scientist working for Team Magma on a machine to resurrect Groudon. After his failure, he was expelled from the team, driving him to seek vengeance and prove his theories.

Voiced by: Riho Makise (adult), Natsuki Yoshihara (young) (Japanese), Megan Hollingshead (English), Natalia Rosminati (Latin American Spanish), Chrisoula Papadopoulou (Greek)

Butler's assistant, and his childhood friend whom has feelings for him and vice versa.


Voiced by: Tomiko Suzuki (Japanese), Kerry Williams (English), Mariela Álvarez (Latin American Spanish), Sofia Kapsambeli (Greek), Jolanda Granato (Italian)

The Mythical Pokémon that wakes up once every 1000 years, when the Millennium Comet is present. It ends up bonding with Max.

  • Always with You: At the end of the movie, just before it has to go back to sleep for the next 1,000 years, it promises Max that they'll be best friends forever and ever.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Played straight in the Japanese version, the movie follows the game’s rule of Jirachi being genderless, and has a fairly neutral voice. Averted in the English dub where Jirachi is given the voice of a young boy and is referred to by male pronouns.
  • But Now I Must Go: Because it can only awaken for one week at a time - the duration of each Millennium Comet (which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin).
  • Literal Genie: Early on, when May asks him to get rid of a problem (a large amount of candy that was took from a store), he interprets her as the problem, and warps her into the candy pile.
  • Make a Wish: Jirachi is said to be able to grant wishes, and is sought after by the Villain of the Week for its power.
  • Psychic Teleportation: Knows Teleport, a Psychic-type move, which he uses for his Summon Magic.
  • Summon Magic: When Max tests its power by wishing for lots of candy, it summons a large amount of candy from a nearby store.
  • Talking Animal: Like most Legendary Psychic-types, it can use Telepathy.


Meta Groudon
A Legendary Pokémon that Butler tried to revive for Team Magma. Eventually, Butler captures Jirachi long enough to bring life to something that looks like Groudon, but the creature that comes forth is very different from the original.
  • Animalistic Abomination: It's not a Groudon. It's an unfathomable monster that just happens to look like a Groudon.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: This fake Groudon is much larger than the real one's official height of 11 feet.
  • Aura Vision: Since both Meta Groudon and Jirachi use power from the Wishing Star, the former can generally “see” where the latter is at any given time. Meta Groudon wants Jirachi because of that, and will let nothing get in its way.
  • Canon Foreigner: While it looks like Groudon, this creature has never actually appeared in the games.
  • Combat Tentacles: Unlike the real Groudon, this thing’s spikes can change into long tendrils that can devour anything.
  • Implacable Man: Conventional fighting from two strong Dragon-type Pokémon does nothing to slow down Meta Groudon, allowing the beast to eventually outmaneuver and take them both out.
  • Reverse Polarity: With some quick re-engineering and tinkering, as well as Jirachi’s return to the machine, Butler takes back the energy within Meta Groudon.
  • Taking You with Me: Even after Butler's machine destabilizes Meta Groudon's body enough so it's even less solid, it still attempts to drown Butler and the remaining heroes in its pouring liquid remains as it goes down, if not gobble them. It takes Jirachi using Doom Desire to lift the increasingly decomposing Meta Groudon into the sky and blow it up, stopping it for good.
  • Walking Wasteland: Due to partially being created with energy from the Wishing Star, which takes energy from Forina, Meta Groudon's mere presence starts stealing energy from the valley’s plantlife.

    Destiny Deoxys 


Tory Lund (Tooi Rondo)
Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (Japanese), Tara Jayne (English), Juan Martín Pereyra (Latin American Spanish), Michaela Antoniou (Greek)
A boy who is afraid of Pokémon after a particularly traumatic experience when he was younger.
  • Character Development: Slowly comes out of his shell thanks to Ash and friends. By the end of the movie, he willingly dives to save Plusle and Minun from falling from a great height, finally conquering his fear of Pokémon.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Seems to spend most of his time alone, thanks to his fear of Pokémon.
  • Trauma Button: Getting too close to Pokémon is this. Blastoise nearly hitting him with Rapid Spin during his and Ash's tag team battle causes him to flashback to the stampede that caused his fear.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Due to being caught in the middle of a Sealeo and Walrein stampede in his early childhood, he has a crippling fear of Pokémon and isn't much better around their trainers.

Rafe (Ryū)
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Japanese), Sebastian Arcelus (English), Marcos Abadi (Latin American Spanish), Fotis Petridis (Greek)
One of Ash's opponents in the Battle Tower who owns a Blaziken.

Sid (Shōta)
Voiced by: Makoto Higo (Japanese), Matthew Charles (English), Ariel Cisternino (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)
One of Ash's opponents in the Battle Tower who owns a Blastoise. He has a crush on May.

Rebecca (Hitomi)
Voiced by: Becky (Japanese), Lisa Ortiz (English), María Laura Cassani (Latin American Spanish)
A girl who is always seen on her computer. She owns a Metagross.

Audrey and Kathryn (Audrey and Katharine)
Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Audrey), Maria Yamamoto (Kathryn) (Japanese), Rebecca Honig (Both) (English)
Rafe's younger twin sisters. They own Surskit and Masquerain.

Professor Lund (Dr. Rondo)
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)
Tory's father, who gave Deoxys its name.
  • Parents as People: While he truly loves his son, it seems his job kept him from spending much time with him.

Voiced by: Takako Uehara (Japanese), Rachael Lillis (English), Valeria Gómez (Latin American Spanish)
Professor Lund's secretary.


Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (Purple Deoxys), Kenji Nojima (Green Deoxys)
A pair of Deoxys that fell to Earth 4 years ago.
  • Ambiguously Related: Purple Deoxys is protective of Green Deoxys in a way that evokes a parent or older sibling, but their exact relationship isn't clarified.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Turns out there's two Deoxys; the difference is in the mark on their faces and crystals. The rampaging one has a purple mark, while the one who was initially just a blob has a green mark.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Green Deoxys has a different colored facial marking and crystal than normal Deoxys.
  • Made of Indestructium: Purple Deoxys' crystal doesn't have a scratch on it even after being hit by Rayquaza's Hyper Beam at point-blank range. However, the same doesn't apply to Deoxys' body, which was totally vaporized in the blast and took four years to fully regenerate.
  • Me's a Crowd: Unlike the usual exmple in Double Team, Purple Deoxys is able to multiply itself and make clones to do its bidding.
  • Morality Pet: Green Deoxys might be this to Purple Deoxys, as it is the one who convinces it to stop.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Their inability to communicate with the humans and other Pokémon caused most of the movies problems.
  • Twin Telepathy: Telepathic Pokémon aren't new to the franchise, but the Deoxys twins can only do it with each other.

The Legendary Pokémon that roams the Ozone Layer. It descends from the skies when it believes the Deoxys are a threat to the planet.
  • Breath Weapon: It loves to spam Hyper Beam and can also use Ice Beam.
  • Determinator: There's almost nothing that can stop it from getting its rematch with Deoxys.
  • Heel Realization: Once the Deoxys protect Rayquaza, it realizes they aren't a threat as it mistakenly assumed.
  • Hero Antagonist: It only wants to defeat Deoxys for invading its territory and is indifferent towards the humans.

    Lucario and the Mystery of Mew 


Kidd Summers (Kid Summers)
Voiced by: Becky (Japanese), Rebecca Soler (English), Nallely Solís (Latin American Spanish)

  • The Ace: She's set a bunch of world records, including one for making the fastest trip around the world in a hot-air balloon, deepest one man submarine dive, and longest independent space walk.
  • Ambiguously Brown: While she has dark skin and curly black hair, what ethnicity she's supposed to be is unclear.
  • Anime Hair: Her hair is braided on each side.
  • Action Girl: Not only in her various broken records but in many stunts she pulls in the actual movie.
  • Back from the Dead: She's eaten alive by The Tree of Beginning's protectorate cells, but is revived when Mew is able to convince the Tree that she, Ash, his friends and Team Rocket aren't a threat to it.
  • Barely-Changed Dub Name: Her English name is just one 'D' off from her (Romanised) Japanese name.
  • Ms. Fanservice: There are a lot of shots of her from behind when she's in her catsuit.
  • Samus Is a Girl: At the start of the movie she's seen in a suit of armor. It's also an in-universe example as well, seeing how Ash and Co. reacted when she took her helmet off.
  • Teen Genius: Implied, if she made her various gadgets herself rather than the organization she works for making them.
  • Teen Superspy: She's a teenage girl doing covert work for a mysterious organization. We never find out what this organization is called or what they do.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Everything that goes wrong in the movie were indirectly caused by her and her organization, as while on a mission, she sends her Weaviles to try to attach a tracking device onto Mew, causing a scuffle that leaves Pikachu injured and Mew whisking it and Meowth away to the Tree of Beginnings. This causes everyone to go to the tree to retrieve them, nearly resulting everyone’s, including Mew’s, deaths and ultimately Lucario’s own death.

Sir Aaron (Arlon)
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Jason Griffith (English), Christian Strempler (Latin American Spanish), Fotis Petridis (Greek)
Lucario's master.
  • Ambiguously Related:
    • Ash is a rare user of aura like him, and matched his aura and appearance such that Lucario mistook Ash for Aaron. It was so long ago Ash might as well be a distant descendant.
    • Riley from Sinnoh looks identical to him in addition to being the only other known living aura user besides Ash. He even has his own Lucario.
  • Badass Cape: Has a rather long one that not only matches the color of his hat but also seems tattered at the end.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: What he really did to Lucario, so he wouldn't share in Aaron's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Sealed Lucario away because he knew Lucario's loyalty to him would lead to him following and suffering the same fate he did.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrificed his life to stop a war that would have devastated his kingdom.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Sealed Lucario to save him from suffering the same fate, but never told him. Thus, Lucario just ends up thinking Aaron betrayed him until the end.
  • Posthumous Character: Is only actually seen alive in the movie's intro; all his other appearances are flashbacks, Time Flower recordings, and a post-credits scene heavily implied to be set in the afterlife, Despite this he's one of the most important characters to the movie's plot and Lucario's personal story in particular.
  • Ship Tease: It is heavily implied that both he and Rin loved one another, as he found her beautiful and gave his life to save her kingdom, and she broke down in tears after learning of his death.
  • Together in Death: The credits show him and Lucario, reunited and reconciled and sharing a chocolate bar.

Queen Ilene (Eileen)
Voiced by: Momoko Kikuchi (Japanese), Erica Schroeder (English), Cristina Hernández (Latin American Spanish), Michaela Antoniou (Greek)
Queen of the kingdom in the present day.
  • Cuddle Bug: She gives Lucario a gentle hug right before bringing him up to speed on the last thousand years. Later, when our heroes return to the castle, she joyfully hugs Ash.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Judging by May's reaction to seeing her.
    "Just look at her! She's beautiful!"
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She clearly cares about Lucario, Ash and the gang, and everyone in The Good Kingdom.
  • The High Queen: Beautiful, kind and completely devoted to her people, who, much like her ancestor before her, refused to leave her kingdom in the midst of the catastrophe.
  • Identical Granddaughter: She's completely identical to her ancestor, so much so Lucario mistakes her for Queen Rin.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her dress is mostly pink.

Queen Rin (Leen)
Voiced by: Momoko Kikuchi (Japanese), Erica Schroeder (English), Cristina Hernández (Latin American Spanish), Michaela Antoniou (Greek)
Queen Ilene's ancestor, who was queen of the kingdom when Sir Aaron was alive 1000 years ago.
  • The High Queen: Perhaps best shown when she refuses to leave the castle while her kingdom is crumbling around her.
  • Ship Tease: It is heavily implied that she may have loved Aaron, as she broke down in tears after learning of his Heroic Sacrifice.

Mother and Daughter
Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (mother) (Japanese), Bella Hudson (mother) (English), Simona Berman (daughter, English; SM090)
A mother and daughter that appear at the very beginning of the movie reading the story of the past. Notable for inexplicably appearing in nearly every movie since as well as the main series episodes and even A Ripple In Time!.


Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English), Roberto Mendiola (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)
Sir Aaorn's trusted partner, who was sealed away by him 1000 years ago and released in the present day.
  • Breakout Character: The film's success resulted to Lucario's enduring popularity as one of the franchise's most beloved and recognized Pokémon.
  • Broken Bird: Rare male example; Sir Aaron's seeming betrayal left him with a severe distrust of humans, as well as a cynical disbelief that Pokémon and humans could ever truly bond.
  • Defrosting Ice King: While somewhat cold and harsh with Ash and the others in the beginning, after being on the receiving end of their kindness, and seeing that Ash's devotion to Pikachu isn't an act, he begins to open up and trust them.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Much like his partner before him, (and indeed, he learns the truth about said partner soon before he dies) Lucario sacrifices his life to save everyone else from a disaster.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Comes to believe this after Aaron seemingly betrayed him.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Is frequently shown using Aura Sphere to demolish whatever threat he comes across. He gets bonus points for sharing the English voice of the co-Trope Namer.
  • Killed Off for Real: As part of his Heroic Sacrifice; one of the few characters in the film series to actually be killed off.
  • Manly Tears: Right after he learns the truth about why Aaron sealed him away as well as him finally learning Aaron viewed him as a dear friend more than anything rather than them being a "master-servant" relationship as Lucario always thought. By the end of said reveal, Lucario is openly weeping.
  • Not So Stoic: He's cold, detached and distrustful, but when the truth about Sir Aaron's actions is revealed, Lucario breaks down crying.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. Red eyes are merely a species-wide trait, and he's very much a hero... just one grown jaded and cynical by an apparent betrayal.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: A downplayed and straight example. Midway through the movie Lucario finally realizes Ash's bond with Pikachu is genuine and vows to help them so they can have what he and Aaron couldn't. Played straight at the end when Lucario learns the real reason Aaron sealed him away and that Aaron also genuinely viewed him as a close friend.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Gets sealed in Sir Aaron's staff at the beginning, and stays there for at least a few centuries before finally being freed, though upon being released he initially has no clue any time has passed.
  • Sixth Ranger: Despite not technically joining his team or receiving commands, Lucario acts as Ash's sixth member and protects him after they settle their differences.
  • Talking Animal: Via telepathy, as usual, but one of only a few non-legendaries to do this in the movies.
  • Together in Death: The credits show him reunite with Sir Aaron, displaying his reconciliation by sharing a chocolate bar with his old partner.

Voiced by: Satomi Koorogi
A very playful Mew that ends up taking Meowth and Pikachu to the Tree of Beginning, setting off the Rescue Arc.
  • Goo-Goo-Godlike: Despite being at least a century old, Mew spends its days playing around with all the toys it has taken.
  • Synchronization: Mew and the tree seem to be linked together in this way, as disabling the tree's Seeker White Blood Cells seems to disable its own immune system, causing it to become sick almost instantly which in turn causes the tree to start dying.
  • Time Abyss: Is at least 1000 years old given that it was around during Sir Aaron's time.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Uses Transform to a great effect.

Regirock, Registeel and Regice
Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (Regirock), Atsushi Kakehashi (Registeel), Kunihiro Kawamoto (Regice)
The three legendary golems, who roam the Tree of Beginning to ward off intruders.
  • The Juggernaut: They're virtually unfazed by the many attacks thrown at them and continue to pursue the heroes until Mew saves all the trainers from the Tree of Beginning. Especially impressive is the fact that they do this despite Lucario attacking them with Aura Spherenote  every time they show up.

    Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea 


Jack Walker
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Rich McNanna (English), Gerardo García (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)

  • The Ace: Seems to be this for the Rangers, being skilled and athletic.
  • Pretty Boy: He's even called 'pretty boy' in the movie.

Lizabeth (Hiromi)
Voiced by: Kaori Manabe (Japanese), Emily Williams (English), Toni Rodríguez (Latin American Spanish)

  • Last of His Kind: She and her family are the last People of the Water.
  • Navel Window: Her sleeveless top bottom splits open to shows her navel.
  • Ship Tease: Her initial surprise to Brock's flirting aside, she is one of the few girls that does not seem to mind Brock's affection, and is shown to spend a lot of time together with him in the movie.

Voiced by: Hiroshi Fujioka (Japanese), Eric Schussler (English), Blas García (Latin American Spanish), Fotis Petridis (Greek)


Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori (Japanese), Michele Knotz (English)

  • Ambiguous Gender: Whether it's a male or female, Its always referred to as "The Prince of The Sea".
  • Big Damn Heroes: Manaphy manages to heal a sea's worth of Pokemon by itself when Phantom uses an artificial Supersonic emitted by his submarine. Once Kyogre is healed of its confusion, Manaphy orders it to fire a Hyper Beam at the sub to completely finish it off.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Manaphy may always be cute, but you probably might not want to hear its shrill voice and cry, including where it cried over May's absence before uses Heart Swap on Ash and Jackie.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Manaphy was ironically happy to see Ash with Jackie's voice after it used Heart Swap in the Anime. It probably makes sense that Manaphy is too young to understand Danger.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite the popular belief, Manaphy isn't technically royalty at all at all to begin with. Many humans call Manaphy "PRINCE of the sea" because it was rare.
  • Talking Animal: However it can only say "Happy" and "Love You" as it is still a baby, until the end where it says May's name. In the original Japanese version, it says her Japanese name (Haruka).

    The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon 


Dr Yung/The Mirage Master
"And to show my gratitude, I will allow you to witness the birth of the ultimate Pokémon: a Pokémon with unlimited potential power, the moment when the world's strongest Mirage Pokémon WILL BE MINE!!"

Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (Japanese) Billy Regan (English)
The creator of the Mirage System. While he seems like a fine man at first, he is revealed to be a megalomaniac out to prove the supposed superiority of the Pokémon created from his system.
  • Big Bad: Of The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Initially is presented as a good-natured scientist like Oak, but reveals himself to be callous.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Yung ultimately does himself in through writing all of the Mirage System's data into Mewtwo, as while this does make Mirage Mewtwo much stronger, it ultimately turns it into the system's weak point and gives Mirage Mew the power to hold Mirage Mewtwo so it's left open for an attack.
  • Revenge: He seeks to exact revenge on the Pokémon Institute for expelling him.
  • Just a Machine: His opinion on Mirage Pokémon.
  • They Called Me Mad!: Th Institute deemed him this for Mirage Pokémon and rejected him.


The Mirage Pokémon
Pokémon created by Dr Yung's Mirage System.

Mirage Mewtwo
The ultimate Mirage Pokémon, and the Mirage Master's ace.
  • The Ace: More than even the other Mirages. It can use more than four moves at a given time.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Right after it awakens, it proceeds to one-shot all of the other Mirages present with a single Shadow Ball, showing just how much more powerful it is.
  • Pokémon Speak: Unlike the other Mewtwos seen in the series that can talk through telepathy, this one is relegated to this.
  • Ultimate Life Form: Stated by Yung to be the ultimate Mirage Pokémon.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: An odd example. Mirage Mewtwo can shapeshift parts of its body into the heads of other Pokémon to use their attacks.

Mirage Mew
Voiced by: Satomi Koorogi
A Mirage Pokémon unlike all the others, as it seems to possess a real soul.

Diamond and Pearl

    The Rise of Darkrai 



Voiced by: Rosa Kato (adult), Mamiko Noto (young) (Japanese), Khristine Hvam (English), Rebeca Gómez (Latin American Spanish), Michaela Antoniou (Greek)

  • Dude Magnet: Attracts the attention of Tonio, Baron Alberto, and Brock.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blonde hair and is nice to everyone.
  • Identical Granddaughter: Of Alicia. Darkrai seems to think so, at least.
  • Rescue Romance: Double Subverted — she believes Tonio saved her when they were children, but while she probably formed her initial attraction towards him over it, she's still clearly in love with him at the end of the movie. Played straight when Tonio saves her from falling off a bridge.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Only has eyes for Tonio, much to Baron Alberto's chagrin and Brock's disappointment.


Voiced by: Koji Yamamoto (adult), Daisuke Sakaguchi (young) (Japanese), Rich McNanna (English), Gerardo García (Latin American Spanish), Fotis Petridis (Greek)

  • Crush Blush: When Alice leans against his shoulder near the end of the movie, he appears flustered and blushes a little.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Gets together with Alice at the end of the movie.

Baron Alberto

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Ax Norman (English), Ricardo Tejedo (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)

  • Animorphism: Turns into a Lickilicky.
  • The Cameo: Briefly appears in "Pokémon: I Choose You.".
  • Jerkass: Self-absorbed, and generally unpleasant. To really drive the point home, his own Lickilicky's worst nightmare is heavily implied to be turning into his trainer.
  • Meaningful Name: His name can be made via portmanteau into Beroberto, the Japanese name for Lickilicky.
  • Non-Elemental: His Lickilicky is Normal-type.



Voiced by: Koji Ishizaka (Japanese), Scott Williams (English), Humberto Solórzano (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek), Pietro Ubaldi (Italian)

  • Back from the Dead: Apparently, his death was within the realm of Palkia's influence whilst in its realm, and so he was recomposed after Alamos Town was returned to the physical plane.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Alicia opened her heart to him when no one else would, instilling in Darkrai a deep loyalty towards both her and her Identical Granddaughter, Alice.
    Alicia: You don't have to leave, you can stay here.
    Darkrai: Do you mean that?
    Alicia: Of course. You can stay here for as long as you like. This is everyone's garden.
  • Cassandra Did It: He is the first one to identify the threat that Palkia and Dialga pose to the town. Thanks to Poor Communication Kills and Alberto's hatred, he is judged to be the cause.
  • Casting a Shadow: He is a Dark type, uses Dark Void and Dark Pulse frequently, and often relies on his ability to become a shadow.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite what the townsfolk think, he truly cares about protecting Alamos Town. Helped that Dark is its primary type.
    (when fending off Dialga and Palkia) "Stop! This garden is EVERYONE'S!"
  • Disney Death: His dramatic onscreen demise is undone once Palkia restores the town.
  • Get Out!: Variations of it, which form most of his dialogue. He's speaking to Palkia and Dialga.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He directly gets in the way of Dialga and Palkia's beams, and perishes for it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed on the "jerk" part — granted, he's fairly inclined towards aggression than negotiation, which can't have helped the public opinion of him. Despite this, there's a major emphasis on his Heart of Gold.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's strong enough to hold his own against Dialga and Palkia simultaneously. Even more impressively, his primary focus at the time was protecting Alima and its inhabitants.
  • Made of Iron: Darkrai takes a lot of punishment throughout the movie, being hit dead on constantly by two Olympus Mons and continuing to get back up. It takes being killed for him to finally stop.
  • Not Helping Your Case: His aggressive behavior and tendency to trap people in nightmares really doesn't do much to convince anyone of his good intentions.
  • The Quiet One: Darkrai's certainly a Mon of few words.
    Ash: Look, Darkrai! They only one leavin' here is you!
    Darkrai: No. I stay.
  • Talking Animal: Though he is quieter than most examples on this page, and his lines are all short phrases or repeated dialogue from earlier.

The Pokémon that rules over Time.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the twelfth movie, it successfully sends Ash and co. back in time to Set Right What Once Went Wrong while Palkia and Giratina halt Arceus.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: A Dragon/Steel type Pokémon.
  • Foreshadowing: The only Legendary to appear in three straight movies; sure enough, despite being the more antagonistic of thre Creation Trio, it becomes a big influence in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where its time powers let it send Ash and co. back in time to prevent Arceus from developing a hatred of humans and trying to destroy the world.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Its fight with Palkia caused damage to all of existence and almost destroyed it completely.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In the twelfth movie, it is defeated by Arceus within the first twenty minutes, and yet it is the reason why Ash, his friends and Sheena were able to travel back in time to resolve everything.
  • Time Master: Its ability to manipulate the flow of time indirectly causes the initial conflict in Movie 11, and helps resolve it in 12.
  • Sucking-In Lines: The depiction of Dialga's usage of Roar of Time evokes this trope.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Leaves most of the fight against Arceus in Movie 12 up to Palkia and Giratina, because sending the protagonists back in time drained it of too much energy.

The Pokémon that rules over Space.
  • A Day in the Limelight: It is somewhat more important in the movie than Dialga, due to appearing earlier in the climax and restoring the almost destroyed Alamos Town with its powers.
  • Big Damn Heroes: It teams up with Giratina to hold off Arceus and buy the heroes time as Dialga sends them back in time to set the timeline right.
  • Determinator: After Dialga is unable to continue fighting after using its powers to send Ash and co. back in time, it and Giratina manage to keep fending off Arceus for a good deal of time until Ash and his friends return, at which that point both it and Giratina are finally trounced.
  • Making a Splash: A Water/Dragon type Pokémon.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Its fight with Dialga caused damage to all of existence and almost destroyed it completely.
  • Space Master: It has the ability to manipulate space, and involuntary use of this causes most of the problems in Alamos Town.

    Giratina and the Sky Warrior 


Newton Graceland (Mugen Graceland)
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English), Rolando de Castro (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)

Voiced by: Shido Nakamura (Japanese), Sean McCourt [credited as Parker Anderson] (English), Ricardo Méndez (Latin American Spanish), Fotis Petridis (Greek)
Newton's former pupil, who seeks to "save" and rule over the Reverse World.



Voiced by: Vanilla Yamazaki (Japanese), Amy Palant (English), Andrea de Gyves (Latin American Spanish), Michaela Antoniou (Greek)
Sky Forme

  • Adaptational Badass: Its Seed Flare. In the games, it's a very strong attack that can even potentially disrupt the opponent's defenses. Here, it's even stronger, being able to create portals back to the normal world at the Distortion World.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the games, Shaymin is a Ridiculously Cute Critter that's also very powerful, par for the course for a Mythical Pokémon. This Shaymin, however, suffers from Miles Gloriosus syndrome until its powered up by the Gracidea.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Its Land Forme has an ego the size of a Wailord and, ironically for a Pokémon based around gratefulness, was rather bossy and ungrateful to Ash and co. Averted in its Sky Forme, though.-
  • The Cameo: Appears during the ending credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: It only became involved in the Creation Trio feud because Dialga was drinking from the same lake when Giratina struck.
  • Emotion Eater: Downplayed. It grows several extra flowers when exposed to feelings of gratitude. Giratina can sense this, so Shaymin presumably gets some kind of energy from it.
  • Fantastic Nuke: The result of Seed Flare upon coming into contact with toxic or dirty fumes like an overturned barbecue or the poison clouds in the Distortion World. It's powerful enough to create a crater depending on the toxicity as revealed by Nurse Joy from a previous incident which tore down a forest, while the Distortion World's poison clouds are enough to rip holes between worlds.
  • Good is Not Nice: Its Land Forme was a cowardly, ungrateful, Bratty Half-Pint. Its Sky Forme subverts this though, being genuinely heroic and even being sincerely grateful upon having to leave Ash and the gang.
  • Green Thumb: Its a Grass-type, and has power over flowers.
  • Improperly Paranoid: Giratina only wanted to use its powers to leave the Distortion World. Unfortunately, it was dealing with a scaredy cat of a Pokémon.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Whenever it comes in contact with Gracidea pollen, it turns into Sky Forme and will change back into Land Forme when the sun sets or if it comes into contact with the cold.
  • Irony: Shaymin is the "Gratitude Pokémon". This one is... far from grateful.
  • Jerkass to One: To Ash. It doesn't get worse when you ride on someone's head so they can suffer if something happens to you. Shaymin gets better at the end, though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At first, it starts as a cowardly, ungrateful Bratty Half-Pint who does nothing to help Ash and co., even bossing them around. Ultimately, however, it proves to be truly heroic during the climax, and is even sad to leave Ash.
  • Lovable Coward: Cowardly, but cute and funny.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Bossy, mean and everything in-between in its Land Forme, but when it came to facing Giratina, terrified beyond straight. With the help of the Gracidea and Ash and co., it gets better.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: With Ash during the movie. It plays a lot of mean pranks to him, such as "exploding" (using Seed Flare) whenever Ash was around, and riding on his head so both would suffer whatever doom Shaymin would. It reveals at the end of the movie that it never truly disliked Ash.
  • Super Mode: It changes into its Sky Forme when exposed to pollen from Gracidea flowers. As in the games, though, it reverts at sunset.
  • Taking You with Me: The reason why it wanted to ride on Ash's head was because it wanted him to share the suffering if something happened to it. The ending, however, reveals this wasn't really the case.
  • Talking Animal: Speaks via telepathy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Sky Forme Shaymin is brave, heroic, friendly and, most importantly, actually grateful to the gang once the plot is resolved.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Ironically for the "Gratitude Pokémon", this Shaymin was everything but. At least in its Land Forme; its Sky Forme was much kinder.

Ruler of the Reverse World. It harbors a great grudge over Dialga.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the games, Giratina was a Satanic Archetype who was banished for being a Blood Knight (by who is unknown, but is likely to be Arceus) and in Legends Arceus it was one of the main antagonists alongside Volo, uncaring if the universe was destroyed as long as it could get revenge. Here, it has no animosity towards humanity or Arceus, is looking for Shaymin to open a portal from the Distortion World, and it only holds a grudge on Dialga for polluting its world with its fight with Palkia. It also teams up with Dialga and Palkia to hold off Arceus as Ash and co. go back in time to fix everything.
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV (In Name Only). Despite its villainous look, it really has nothing against the protagonists or Shaymin. It's just extremely choleric towards Dialga and Palkia going on with their lifelong feud to the point their fighting polluted its world.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, it recognizes Ash as one of the humans who saved it and, per Ash's pleas, lets Dialga go just as it was preparing to kill the time dragon, then gives up its grudge with it when given an explanation.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Also in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Giratina teams up with Palkia to hold off Arceus and buy the heroes time as Dialga sends them back in time to set the timeline right.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: It can hold a grudge against those who damage the Distortion World, its frightening appearance leads the protagonists to believe it is evil, and Shaymin thinks it wants to eat it. Ultimately, it doesn't bear any ill will towards the protagonists, and just needed Shaymin's help. Even its conflict with Dialga and Palkia was born due to the duo's fight causing reality to start collapsing.
  • Determinator: After Dialga is unable to continue fighting after using its powers to send Ash and co. back in time, it and Palkia manage to keep fending off Arceus for a good deal of time until Ash and his friends return, at which that point both are finally trounced.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: After Shaymin restores it to life, it just has the most pleasant smile and allows Pikachu and Piplup to run around on its head, showing that it's not evil at all.
  • Disney Death: Shaymin saves it from dying for real.
  • Face of a Thug: It's a Pokémon with a Satanic Archetype, but it's not actually villainous. It simply wants Shaymin's help.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Is trapped in one by Dialga, preventing the use of its powers to leave the Distortion World, thus its plan to force Shaymin to use Seed Flare to create another portal and negate the loop.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: It uses its snake-like Origin forme whenever in the Distortion World, and changes to its legged form outside of it. The change is automatic.
  • I Owe You My Life: Was saved directly by Ash and his friends; because of this, it seems to be the Creation Trio member that’s most fond of them.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If only it had told Shaymin that it didn't intend to eat it, but to get it to open a portal to the real world, a lot of drama could have been avoided. Though it maybe doesn't help that Shaymin was scared of it to death...
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes, quite fitting for the franchise's equivalent of Satan, and doesn't hesitate to take revenge on Dialga and Palkia (especially the former) the hard way.
  • Revenge: Wants to take it on both Dialga and Palkia out of anger at them polluting the Distortion World with their fight, but especially Dialga, who it tries to kill more than once and attacks it first in the 12th movie for trapping it in a never-ending loop in the Distortion World; while harsh, all of this is hardly unjustified. Luckily, Ash and Sheena talk Giratina out of it in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
  • Swiper, No Swiping!: Played with since it's not actually villainous, but once it starts getting ready to kill Dialga, it recognizes Ash and Pikachu after they plea to it to stop. After briefly reminiscing about them, it stops and lets Dialga go. This allows Sheena to explain the situation to it, allowing Giratina to finally drop its grudge with Dialga and Palkia and even pulling a full Heel–Face Turn.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the games, its Slow Start Ability halves its Attack and Speed because it needs time to wake up from its long hibernation. Here, it skips that and immediately shows why it's the master of the Legendary giants.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Emerges from its slumber to stop the iceberg alongside a herd of Mamoswine.
  • Load-Bearing Hero: Uses its massive strength to stop a glacier.
  • Non-Elemental: Its a Normal-type, but can move continents.
  • Super-Strength: It demonstrates its colossal strength to move continents by effortlessly holding back the glacier.

    Arceus and the Jewel of Life 


Voiced by: Kii Kitano (Japanese), Carrie Keranen (credited as Evelyn Lanto) (English), Maggie Vera (Latin American Spanish)
The descendent of Damos. She shares his power of connecting with a Pokémon's heart.
  • The Empath: She has the ability to commune with Pokémon's hearts, which she uses to temporarily stop the Creation Trio feud. She got it from her ancestors.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this for a short moment after realizing her ancestor wasn't the one who angered Arceus, and had unwittingly given Marcus the idea to do so.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Is given the chance to go back in time to fix the events that led to her town's destruction.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Tries to undo the damage she thinks Damos (her ancestor) has done, in order to stop Arceus' wrath.

Voiced by: Yuji Kishi (Japanese), Wayne Grayson (English), Ricardo Bautista (Latin American Spanish)
Sheena's boyfriend.
  • Out of Focus: Only appears for the first leg of the movie since he doesn't sent to the past by Dialga.

Voiced by: Masahiro Takashima (Japanese), Dan Green (English), Leonardo García (Latin American Spanish)
Sheena's ancestor.
  • Disney Villain Death: An interesting variation in that he isn't a villain, but because of how he originally died he was believed to be one for millennia. When he survives due to changing the timeline, he's rightfully regarded as the noble man he was.
  • The Empath: He has the ability to commune with the hearts of Pokémon.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The original events of the past make it appear that he was the one who betrayed Arceus's trust.
  • Humble Hero: He's seen tilling the fields of Michina during the credits. Even during the movie, from what we see he's even more humble than Ash.
  • Pals with Jesus: Or better said, with GOD.
  • Posthumous Character: In the present day, though he's left an inscription for his "children of the future" to find when they return to their time.

Marcus (Gishin)
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Jason Griffith (English), Ferso Velásquez (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)
Damos' right hand man, who betrays him to make sure Arceus never gets the Jewel of Life back.
  • Big Bad: He was the one who conspired to destroy Arceus to keep the Jewel of Life for his town, and to frame Damos (and later Sheena) for it.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Almost manages to drown Arceus in silver water.
  • Disney Villain Death: In the original timeline. He looks to have suffered one in the new timeline (being crushed by rubble), but is revealed to have survived in the end-credits sequence.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the manga, he sets in motion his own death when his plan is thwarted.
  • Evil Redhead: Has red hair, and wants to destroy Arceus.
  • A God Am I: His motivation in the manga is to kill Arceus and become the supreme being himself.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Marcus' actions in this movie are the reason why the previous two movies' events happened, due to Arceus' dimensional influence clashing Dialga and Palkia's dimensions together in Darkrai, which later caused the fight between Dialga and Giratina in Sky Warrior.
  • Obviously Evil: The guy makes Jafar look subtle in comparison with his red color scheme, suspicious nature and eagerness to have his Pokémon immediately attack outsiders.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He firmly believes that Michina will die once the Jewel of Life is returned to Arceus, and so takes measures to ensure this won't happen. Subverted in the manga adaptation, where he's a lot less sympathetic.


Voiced by: Akihiro Miwa (Japanese), Tom Wayland (English), Ricardo Méndez (Latin American Spanish), Marco Balzarotti (Italian)

  • Adaptational Badass: Arceus in the games, even with his plates, is still a Pokémon that can be defeated by a single non-legendary mon under the right conditions and his Multitype Ability merely lets him change to one type at a time. Here, Multitype is made even stronger, allowing him to outright No-Sell every attack thrown at him by anyone provided he has the right plate. Even without his plates, he can survive a mass Thunderbolt attack from hundreds of Pokémon and easily decimate his opposition. Furthermore, in the games all other members of the Creation Trio can defeat it even on their own, here they all get destroyed fighting him and just barely hold him back. Though you wouldn't expect anything less from the God of all Pokémon, would you?
  • Adaptational Jerkass: A justified trope. It holds a huge grudge towards humanity after its human friend Damos seemingly betrays him, and holds on to it long after Almos became uninhabitable. In the games, Arceus is very cordial, and in its own game, it personally chose the human player to capture Hisuian Pokémon, and joins their side after being bested in battle.
  • Big Good: In the 4-part ONA Arceus, the One Called God (to promote Pokémon Legends: Arceus), it responds to Ash and his friends' request for aid in stopping the remnants of Team Galactic from ripping the space-time wormhole to rescue Cyrus.
  • Everyone Has Standards: It's a heroic force that helps those in actual need, not something who will just do it because they're asking for it. Case in point, it shows zero sympathy for the remains of Team Galactic to rescue Cyrus, given how they used Heatran, who almost died after absorbing the Fire Plate and ripping a hole in space-time, and Arceus completely ignores them as it leaves.
  • Hero Antagonist: Its grievances with humanity aren't unjustified even thousands of years later — it was almost murdered by people it had saved with no benefit to itself save the satisfaction of doing good!
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Almost pulled one to save Alamo from a meteorite strike. He was left weakened enough that Damos had to bring his plates to him to save his life.
  • I Owe You My Life: Why it repaid Damos initially, though it appears Arceus was by nature sympathetic to those in need.
  • Non-Elemental: Its default form is Normal-type, but can change type at will with its ability, Multitype, to absorb any elemental attacks.
  • Physical God: As the unofficially stated God of the Pokémon World, Arceus stands leagues above every other creature in its world. Even the already godly Creation Trio pales next to it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Double subverted. Its eyes are usually green with red pupils, which start to glow when it becomes angry, but it's hardly an evil Pokémon. Though after most of the events of this movie have beaten it down, there is no visible green left.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Not unjustified, as it believed that its trusted friend had betrayed it by withholding the Jewel Of Life — which Arceus needs to survive.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Inverted — after a full movie where it talks, in the special Arceus, the One Called God, it goes the entire time without uttering a single word.
  • Talking Animal: Unlike most Pokémon, it uses full dialogue with the human characters, which also contrasts with the Creation Trio who communicate in roars and grunts.
  • World's Strongest Man: The strongest Pokemon in the anime's continuity bar none, it goes as far as him being able to fight and defeat beings who threatened the time and space continuum without issue.

    Zoroark: Master of Illusions 


Grings Kodai
Voiced by: Takanori Jinnai (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English), Victor Covarrubias (Latin American Spanish)

  • Ambition Is Evil: Mainly wanted the ability to see in the future in order to be wealthy, and uses this as his reason to preserve it.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: His first scene has him forcibly taking Zorua from Zoroark while restraining her to blackmail her into submission, establishing him as a definite bad guy. He also has no qualms about inflicting physical harm on Pokémon to achieve his own goals, which further reinforces how heinously selfish he is.
  • Big Bad: The main catalyst of the movie's conflicts, and a particularly heinous one at that, too.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be a respectable businessman to the public. He's actually a greedy, murderous, self-entitled sociopath.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Wears white clothing and has gold eyes, and is a thoroughly evil individual.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The CEO of a Megacorp who got his fortune through ruining countless Pokémon lives and destroying entire habitats.
  • Expy: Like the Iron-Masked Marauder, Grings Kodai is an utterly despicable villain out to obtain Celebi using incredibly painful electric technology. Also like Iron Mask, he has a hand in nearly killing a Pokémon. Other details and traits seem to have been split with his henchman, Goon.
  • It's All About Me: Grings Kodai's entire motivations revolve around his own fame and fortune, and he's willing to do literally anything, no matter how terrible, just to get his way.
  • Karmic Death: In the manga adaptation. Crosses over with Disney Villain Death, as he falls from the same height as in the movie but dies from it instead of receiving a Humiliation Conga.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Blackmailed Zoroark into terrorizing the City by kidnapping her Zorua, then ordered Rowena to doctor the footage to make it as if Zoroark was controlling his legendary beasts (holograms) to pin the blame on her, distracting the crowd so he can go after the time ripple.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese name, and by extension his English one, comes from the Japanese word for "megalomaniac".
  • Obviously Evil: Inverted. His appearance is a little bizarre but not overly suspicious by his own world's standards; however, to the audience, it fittingly invokes Bright Is Not Good with his white suit and gold eyes, because very rarely does a character with both that and Kaleidoscope Hair turn out to be a saint.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: 20 years before the events of the movie, he caused all the plant life in Crown City to die by touching the Time Ripple. He did not care about this in the slightest.
  • Sadist: Kodai enjoys trying to kill and restrain Pokémon for his own ends.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Commits all of them in the span of one movie:
    • Attempts to claim the Time Ripple for himself when it belonged to Celebi. (Gluttony and Greed)
    • Desires the power to see the future through unscrupulous means. (Lust)
    • Drains Celebi's only energy source. (Envy)
    • Electrocutes Zoroark to near-death for tricking him. (Wrath)
    • Doesn't care about anyone but himself. (Pride)
    • Has his minions do most of the work for him. (Sloth)
  • The Sociopath: If his name (see Meaningful Name) hasn't told you of anything, this guy does heinously destructive acts on a whim and enjoys seeing Zorua suffer for his sake.
  • Soul Power: His only known Pokémon are a Mismagius and a Shuppet.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Interestingly, he had them even before he absorbed the power of the Time Ripple.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Although that publicity goes straight out the window once everyone learns of the events surrounding him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He uses Zorua as a Pokémon Shield to stop his mother Zoroark from attacking him, then electrocutes Zorua with his extendable claw to prove his point.

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English), Dafnis Fernández (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)

  • The Dragon: To Grings Kodai.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Its not clear if Goone is actually his name or only a nickname.
  • Expy: Like the Iron-Masked Marauder, Goone has a Scizor (or two, in this case). Goon also has a very similar haircut to who he's standing in for. Other details and traits seem to have been split with his boss, Grings Kodai.

Karl (Kurt)
Voiced by: Takashi Tsukamoto (Japanese), Wayne Grayson (English), Carlos Hernández (Latin American Spanish)

Rowena (Rioka)
Voiced by: Natsuki Kato (Japanese), Erica Schroeder (English), Carla Castañeda (Latin American Spanish), Katerina Gkirgkis (Greek)

Kodai's secretary, and the operator behind all of his machinery. She's really an undercover reporter working with Karl to bring Kodai down.

Voiced by: Yuzuru Fujimoto (Japanese), Nick Sullivan (English), Martín Soto (Latin American Spanish)

Tammy (Tomo)
Voiced by: Ai Sato (Japanese), Annie Roland (English), Katalina Múzquiz (Latin American Spanish), Sofia Tsaka (Greek)

  • Mythology Gag: Her character may be a reference to Towa from Pokémon 4Ever, another middle-aged lady with strong connections to Celebi.


Voiced by: Kurumi Mamiya (Japanese), Eileen Stevens (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Latin American Spanish), Sofia Tsaka (Greek)

  • Chekhov's Skill: His ability to take on the appearance of another Pokémon comes in handy near the climax of the movie, when he masquerades as Celebi and lures Kodai away to give Ash more time to bring the real Celebi to the Time Ripple.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: "Adorable little fox kit who just wants to be reunited with his mother" is about as far from evil as you can get.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Is one of the two Gen V Pokémon to first show up in the movies, which was set in Sinnoh.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After all the hardships of the movie, he and his mother return home at the end of the movie.
  • Happily Adopted: Zoroark isn't his biological mother, but he loves her all the same.
  • Human Shield: Used by Kodai as one against Zoroark.
  • Spanner in the Works: Bit Kodai's wrist, which broke his illusion-breaking device.
  • Talking Animal: Through telepathy rather than actual speech.
  • Troll: Enjoys messing with others quite a bit.
  • Verbal Tic: His mischievous giggle.

Voiced by: Romi Park
Zorua's mother.
  • Action Mom: Trapped in an electrified steel cage? She punches her way out of it. Confronted by a trio of Legendary Pokémon? She fights them to a standstill. Facing Grings Kodai himself? Destroys his Time Ripple absorbing claw and knocks out his Shuppet with Dark Pulse. What motivates her to pull this all off? Her adoptive son needs her, and she's going to get him back, no matter what.
  • Adaptational Badass: Zoroark is a Glass Cannon in the games. While this one retains the "cannon" part, she completely lacks the "glass", tanking absurd amounts of punishment without stopping. Her Master of Illusion powers absolutely dwarf the simple 'disguise itself' ones its game counterpart has, being city wide in potential scope and even being able to fool senses other than sight.
  • Casting a Shadow: A full Dark-type, and knows Night Daze, Dark Pulse and Night Slash.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though she's a Dark-type Pokémon, and Zoroark are known in-game for being highly protective of their groups, this Zoroark has no malicious intent. All she want is to protect her son.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop her from rescuing her son. Not a prison with electrified walls, not the Legendary beasts, not Grings Kodai himself. Nothing.
  • Disney Death: Seemingly dies at the movie's climax from being electrocuted by Kodai after exhausting herself to protect her son, but thanks to Celebi's power, she recovers.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: One of the first Gen V Pokémon to appear in the movies.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After being abducted, imprisoned, tortured, coerced into working for a psychopathic human in exchange for her son's life, forced to fight three Legendary Pokémon at once and straight-out electrocuted to death, she is revived by Celebi, exacts her revenge against her human arch-nemesis and is finally able to return home with her baby. And she deserved every second of that triumph.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Thanks to Kodai, the people of Crown City think she's a destructive monster.
  • I Have Your Wife: Her child is kidnapped and held hostage by a human, who explicitly threatens its life if she doesn't do what he says. Throughout the entire film, she fights to save her child.
  • Mama Bear: She's living proof that even in the Pokémon world, getting between a wild animal and her child is a very bad idea.
  • Not So Above It All: She shapeshifts into Pikachu when she and her son (shapeshifted into Ash) are riding away on a boat at the end of the movie, just to mess with the duo.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Got in a big fight with Shiny Raikou, Entei and Suicune because she was running around giving them a bad name, even though it wasn't her fault. Can't these movie Pokémon just talk things out?!
  • Properly Paranoid: Her son says she had told him not to talk to other humans. Considering the crap the two go through the movie, you can't blame Zoroark for it.
  • Screaming Warrior: She lets out a feral scream when unleashing her attacks, instead of using Pokémon Speak.
  • Signature Move: Night Daze, which takes the form of a large burst of shadowy energy.

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
The local Celebi of Crown City, who has only just started to show up again after many years.
  • Big Good: The closest thing the movie has to one, being the Conflict Killer for other Pokémon and using its powers for other Pokémon's well being.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of the movie, it time travels.
  • Conflict Killer: It calms the angry forest Pokémon in Crown City by making berries grow on the surrounding trees and bushes.
  • Green Thumb: Part Grass-type and uses its time powers to make flowers bloom.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Blue eyes, and the movie's Big Good.
  • Mundane Utility: It uses its Grass-type powers to grow a nest of vines for Zorua and create berries to calm the upset forest Pokémon.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: An adorable bug-like critter.
  • The Worf Effect: As seems to be the case with most Celebi that appear in the series, it isn't very strong for a Mythical Pokémon, being easily defeated by Kodai's Mismagius and Shuppet.

Best Wishes

    Pokémon The Movie: White — Victini and Zekrom/Pokémon The Movie: Black — Victini and Reshiram 


Damon (Dred Grangil)
Voiced by: Takeshi Tsuruno (Japanese), J. Michael Tatum (English), Christian Strempler (adult) and Alan García (young) (Latin American Spanish)

  • Affably Evil: Damon is a great guy to be around, introducing himself to Ash and his friends by volunteering to help them get to the harvest festival in time to register for the battle competition via a shortcut, and he happily participates in the telling of the story of the people of the Vale, and in the beginning of both movies, saves two portions of the tribe together with his dragon. While he happens to be the film's main antagonist, he's just as willing to do everything to undo the sins he commits.
  • Anti-Villain: Type III (Well-Intentioned). He just wants to reunite the people of the Vale with their former home in the Kingdom of the Vale. Of course, his actions, including using Victini to power the flight of the castle, which turns out to be hurting it, are rather questionable at best.
  • Big Bad: Of both versions of the movie.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Once he realizes that his plan will destroy the world, he falls into temporary despair.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His actions may be quite extreme, but since he just wants to reunite the people of the Vale with their land, it's safe to say he's got the best of intentions.

Carlita (Karita)
Voiced by: Satomi Ishihara (Japanese), Leah Clark (English), Monserrat Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)

Juanita (Janta)
Voiced by: Mao Daichi (Japanese), Khristine Hvam (English), Laura Ayala (Latin American Spanish)

Mannes (Momont)
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Michael Alston Baley (English), Jorge Roig (Latin American Spanish), Loukas Fragkoulis (Greek)


Voiced by: Nana Mizuki

Voiced by: Shosuke Tanihara (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English), Dan Osorio (Latin American Spanish), Fotis Petridis (Greek)

Voiced by: Hideki Takahashi (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English), Manuel Campuzano (Latin American Spanish), Marco Balzarotti (Italian)

    Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice 

The Swords of Justice in general

  • Badass Creed: They all have an oath they often recite. They do it twice in the movie.
    Greater than one is two.
    Greater than two is three.
    Greater than three is four.*
    When the strength of friends is combined into one...
    ...Then true power and courage are created!
  • Badass Crew: It's the Swords of Justice, so natch. Moreso after Keldeo develops as a true one.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: All of them are part Fighting-type.
  • BFS: Sacred Sword and Secret Sword give them one made of energy on top of their heads. Keldeo's Secret Sword is even about as long as he is!
  • Energy Weapon: How Sacred Sword and Secret Sword manifest.
  • Old Master: Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion are far older than Keldeo, and serve as his mentors.
  • Talking Animal: As you may have expected by now, the four talk through telapathy.

Resolute Form
Voiced by: Shoko Nakagawa (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English), Javier Olguín (Latin American Spanish)

A Sword of Justice in training, who is very eager to fight Kyurem at first. The main focus Pokémon of the movie.

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: It's not that he wasn't strong already (it's a Mythical Pokémon trained by Legendary Pokémon, after all), but he certainly wasn't as experienced in battle as his mentors. This bites him back very hard once it challenges Kyurem to a battle — so, an Olympus Mon that's far grander in power, eager to battle and stated to be the strongest Dragon-type in the world.
  • Badass Adorable: Pint-sized and cute, like Mew and its counterparts in the movie, and much like them, he can put up a fairly tough fight (though unlike them, he doesn't have a cutesy-sounding voice).
  • Bullying a Dragon: Literally. He picked he wrong fight with the Dragon-type Kyurem, before he was ready, and escaped when he was about to lose. This got to Kyurem.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Okay yes, he did get his rear handed out by Kyurem twice, but in his second fight he managed to score a few good hits, even before it learns Secret Sword.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He gains his Resolute Forme just in time for his rematch with Kyurem, and learns Secret Sword in the midst of it.
  • Heroic BSoD: Spends most of the movie in one after his defeat, though he visibly shows this before the rematch.
  • Hot-Blooded: Initially was very much this. His experiences allow him to break out of this, though, especially once it loses to Kyurem.
  • In the End, You Are on Your Own: Both of his battles were against Kyurem while alone.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Having helped his friends and stood up to Kyurem while Resolute, he finally yields in his rematch once the Boundary Pokémon overpowers it nevertheless.
  • Making a Splash: Part Water-type, and knows Hydro Pump.
  • Me's a Crowd: Knows Double Team and gets good mileage off of it.
  • Well-Trained, but Inexperienced: Downplayed. He is trained to be a Sword of Justice like its mentors, but while he has the experience, it pales in comparison to the other three. Especially when it comes to challenging Kyurem.
  • Wrecked Weapon: His broken horn. He grows it back after attaining Resolute Forme.

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), H.D. Quinn (English), Marco Balzarotti (Italian)

Leader of the Swords of Justice. Serves as Keldeo's main mentor.

  • Extra-ore-dinary: Part Steel-type, and knows Flash Cannon.
  • The Leader: The de facto leader of the Swords of Justice, and a type II (Levelheaded). Stoic, detemined, highly experienced and still wants to see Keldeo grow stronger.
  • Light 'em Up: Knows Flash Cannon.
  • The Mentor: Easily displays the most qualities of this archetype, being cool-headed and stern, but ultimately trying to prepare Keldeo for its battles.
  • Perpetual Frowner: It doesn't smile a single time in the movie until the very end.
  • Stern Teacher: Cobalion is the most serious of its group, but genuinely wants to see Keldeo get stronger.
  • The Stoic: The most calm and coolheaded of the group.
  • You Are Not Ready: Tells Keldeo that it wasn't ready to fight Kyurem. The colt's battle with the dragon proves it was throughly right.

Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Emily Williams (English)

Member of the Swords of Justice. Serves as Keldeo's "mother" figure.

  • Adaptation Deviation: Despite The Three Musketeers being the basis for the Swords of Justice (Virizion is based on Aramis, who's romantic but very much male), Virizion is shown to have much more effeminate traits and is voiced by a woman in most dubs.
  • Contralto of Strength: Most of the dubs give Virizion a low, feminine voice.
  • Green Thumb: Part Grass-type, and knows Magical Leaf.
  • Team Mom: Serves as this to the Swords of Justice. In particular, Virizion is the most concerned over Keldeo's well-being.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Being voiced by a woman, this makes Virizion the only "female" member of the Swords of Justice.

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), Henry Carr (English), Argiris Paulidis (Greek), Pietro Ubaldi (Italian)

Member of the Swords of Justice. Shares the closest bond with Keldeo.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: The games usually showcase Terrakion as the more aggressive-looking of the four. Here, while still the physically strongest, it's actually the jolliest of the group.
  • Big Fun: It's the bulkiest member of the Swords of Justice, and is also the most jovial.
  • The Big Guy: Big and muscular when compared to the other Swords of Justice. It also knows Hyper Beam, a move usually associated for its huge power; this also makes it the only one of the original trio to know a third move.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Part Rock-type, and knows Stone Edge.
  • Energy Weapon: Knows Hyper Beam. It's fired from its mouth.
  • Made of Iron: During the intro in Keldeo's Training Montage, it gets flung into a huge boulder that then falls on top of it. It comes out unharmed and easily slices it in two with Sacred Sword.
  • Nice Guy: Terrakion shares the closest bond with Keldeo, and notably enjoys its time with the colt.
  • Super-Strength: It can cleave through boulders more than twice its size.

White Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Voiced by: Katsumi Takahashi (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English), Carlos Segundo (Latin American Spanish), Argiris Paulidis (Greek)

The film's main antagonist. Lives in solitude on its own lair, the Full Court. Keldeo picks a fight with it when it wasn't ready yet, and Kyurem obliges... but once Keldeo escapes, it decides to chase the colt until they can finish what they started.

  • Adaptational Badass: Kyurem is outright stated by Iris to be the strongest Dragon-type in the world and it shows; it is no slouch in a fight, and most notably can switch between both its alternate forms at will just by "borrowing" Reshiram and Zekrom's power, when elsewhere in the franchise it needs to fuse with either Reshiram or Zekrom to do so.
  • Ambiguous Situation: According to Keldeo, one becomes a Sword of Justice if you manage to win a battle against Kyurem, though whether he was playing badass or being sincere is never explained.
  • Anti-Villain: A type IV (In-Name Only), and partly the reason why it's extremely dangerous. Keldeo made the terrible mistake of challenging it to a fight, before its training was complete, so after it almost loses the battle and runs away, Kyurem chases it to finish what it so wished and stops anyone from interfering. Really, all Kyurem wants is for their fight to be done for, and it still possesses a sense of honor beneath the icy exterior.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Downplayed since it's not really evil, but on its second fight against Keldeo, even after the latter finally becomes Resolute and learns Secret Sword, Kyurem still wipes the floor with it. Though it does show the Keldeo its respect for protecting those it was close to.
  • Berserk Button:
    • If you pass through Kyurem's arc to fight it, you better see the battle to the end and not run away. It WILL hunt you down! Keldeo learned this one the hard way.
    • Anyone who interferes with a battle also notably ticks it off. After the Swords of Justice annoy it enough when they argue whether or not to call off the battle, Kyurem disposes of them cold and quickly.
    • It's also not a fan of humans entering its lair. When Ash tries to free the imprisoned Swords of Justice, Kyurem tries to attack him.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist, except it's less evil and more angry that Keldeo ran away and didn't finish the fight.
  • Blood Knight: It will accept any invitation to a fight and constantly pressure you to show it your full power during it. Just don't run away.
  • Breath Weapon: Knows Dragon Pulse and Ice Beam, expelling both from its mouth.
  • Casting a Shadow: Its normal form knows Shadow Claw.
  • Cold Ham: No pun intended — it's more quiet than most hams, but its voice makes any speaking have impact. Then there is the way it accepts invitations to a fight; set up an icy combat ring with an arc for the challenger to pass through as formality.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Twice, no less. It defeats Keldeo the first time with a Shadow Claw that breaks its horn, then a second time when the little colt faces it again even after it entered its Resolute Form and learned Secret Sword.
  • Everybody Knew Already: The first time Keldeo faces Kyurem, it claims to be a Sword of Justice. The second time, the Colt Pokémon reveals that it lied to Kyurem so they could face off in battle, to which Kyurem responded that it knew Keldeo lied from the beginning.
  • Flunky Boss: A pack of Cryogonal is always following it.
  • An Ice Person: Of course, it's part Ice-type after all. It knows Ice Beam, and can also use its Secret Arts, Freeze Shock and Ice Burn, as Black and White Kyurem respectively.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing can slow this guy down.
  • In the End, You Are on Your Own: A staunch believer in this whenever one fights it. And those who interfere in the battle meet their cold demise the hard way.
  • Karma Houdini: Downplayed and double subverted. The damages it causes whilist chasing after Keldeo are never addressed and it faces no consequences for it. Additionally, when Full Court, its home, collapses from its harsh battle against Keldeo, it simply freezes the collapsing lair to create a castle of ice to live in, returning to its lair without a single word to utter.
  • Noble Demon: Despite winning the battle against Keldeo twice, it spares the colt's life the second time after it chose to help its friends and put its life before theirs before continuing the fight, thus Keldeo earning Kyurem's respect and showing its honor.
  • Orcus on His Throne: It's the strongest Dragon-type in the world, but it prefers to live in solitude at Full Court.
  • Talking Animal: Like the others, it speaks through telepathy.
  • Talk to the Fist: After the Swords of Justice argue on whether or not they should call the battle with Keldeo and Kyurem out, the latter responds by freezing the Swords of Justice with an Ice Burn.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can take the Black Kyurem and White Kyurem forms at will.
  • World's Strongest Man: Iris specifically stated Kyurem is the strongest Dragon-type in the world. She's not bluffing; Kyurem proves it by summoning the powers of Reshiram and Zekrom to assist it in battle.
  • Worthy Opponent: At the end of the movie, it sees Keldeo as this despite defeating it, respecting the colt's courage.
  • Would Hurt a Child: One of its nastiest qualities. When Ash tries to help the Swords of Justice and refuses to leave, Kyurem attacks him.

    Genesect and the Legend Awakened 

Mega Mewtwo Y
Voiced by: Reiko Takahashi (Japanese), Miriam Pultro (English), Elena Ramírez (Latin American Spanish), Sofia Tsaka (Greek), Gea Riva (Italian)

  • Composite Character: Is essentially a feminine cross between Movie 1 Mewtwo (same species, poses similarly) and Movie 8 Lucario (starts with a distrust of humans, uses Lucario's signature move Aura Sphere).
  • Distaff Counterpart: To the original Mewtwo, at least in terms of voice, which acts as a signifier that it's a completely separate character. Also a Good Counterpart since it's more of a straightforward hero rather than a villain turned Anti-Hero.
  • Energy Ball: Uses Aura Sphere.
  • Expy: Same Legendary Pokémon species as the original, and also uses similar battle poses. She also takes some of Movie 8 Lucario's personality traits (such as his distrust of humans) and his signature move, Aura Sphere.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Downplayed - it doesn't like humans and gets on better with other Pokémon, but it doesn't wish to destroy them like its predecessor. However, it starts caring about them when it and the Red Genesect fight in a populated area when not long ago it still had those feelings.
  • Put on a Bus: It never reappeared after its debut movie, being replaced by the original Mewtwo that it was meant to sub for in the first place.
  • Super Mode: Its alternate form, Mega Mewtwo Y.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: While it isn't the first movie's Mewtwo, its origins are virtually identical to that of the first one save for lacking any connection to Team Rocket. This one was actually created to get around the copyright issues associated with Movie 1's Mewtwo.
  • Talking Animal: Once again through Telepathy.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: It was created as an expy of Movie 1's Mewtwo with a similar backstory and vaguely similar personality traits, largely to get around the complications caused by Takeshi Shudo's estate and their rights to the original character.

Genesect Army
Red Genesect voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English), Christos Thanos (Greek)
Douse Drive Genesect voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese), Samia Mounts (English)
Chill Drive Genesect voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Yuko Minaguchi (English)
Burn Drive Genesect voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Tom Wayland (English)
Shock Drive Genesect voiced by: Kensuke Sato (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English)


    Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction 


Argus Steel
Voiced by: Reiji Nakagawa (Japanese), Pete Zarustica (English), Leonardo García (Latin American Spanish), Argiris Paulidis (Greek)

The main villain of the movie. A master thief who is so good at his trade that even Team Rocket knows his name. He seeks to awaken Diancie's power so he can create diamonds before stealing the Pokémon and fortune for himself.

  • Back from the Dead: He gets hit and turned to stone by Yveltal's Oblivion Wing but is revived by Xerneas.
  • Big Bad: Serves as the main villain of the film, being the most prominent of the thieves that want to steal Diance.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: However, Yveltal wakes up in the climax and shows itself to be a much greater threat to everyone - including the Steels themselves.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has a massive cache of missiles on hand for some reason.
  • Only in It for the Money: Only seeks to awaken Diancie for fortune.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate, up to the point that his daughter, Millis, is annoyed at him for eating too much of it.

Millis Steel

Voiced by: Shoko Nakagawa (Japanese), Brittney Lee Hamilton (English), Mayra Arellano (Latin American Spanish), Sofia Tsaka (Greek)

Argus Steel's daughter, who works with her father to awaken Diancie.

  • Back from the Dead: She gets hit and turned to stone by Yveltal's Oblivion Wing but is revived by Xerneas.
  • Bare Midriffs Are Feminine: Part of her outfit includes a black shirt which slightly shows her midsection.
  • Evil All Along: She wasn't helping Diancie for good, but to have its get power from Xerneas and then take it when it can successfully make diamonds.
  • Walking Spoiler: She is not just a regular character of the week. She works for the Big Bad, Argus Steel, who is actually her father.

Ninja Riot and Marilyn Flame
Riot voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English), Gerardo Alonso (Latin American Spanish)
Marilyn voiced by: Rika Adachi (Japanese), Lianne Marie Dobbs (English), Ivett Toriz (Latin American Spanish)

Two rival thieves who are competing with the Steels to awaken Diancie.


Mega Diancie
Voiced by: Marika Matsumoto (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English), Georgina "Gina" Sánchez (Latin American Spanish), Michaela Antoniou (Greek)

The Jewel Pokémon. The Steels seek to awaken her so they can use her powers to create diamonds.

  • Gemstone Assault: She can create diamonds, but since she hasn't mastered her powers, they soon disappear.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: A Rock-Fairy type.
  • Princess Classic: She's the princess of the Diamond Domain and her personality is extremely polite, kind and naive.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: She spent most of her life in the Diamond Domain and as a result is quite unfamiliar with the outside world.

Voiced by: Yoshiko Mita (Japanese), Mary O'Brady (English), Sofia Tsaka (Greek)

The Destruction Pokémon. Long ago, it caused the "Great Destruction" and sapped the life energy out of all living beings. Now slumbering as a cocoon, it waits until it can be awakened again.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the games, Yveltal is a case of Dark Is Not Evil, and its destruction is part of its life cycle as opposed to intentional malice, implied to be a necessary counterpoint to Xerneas' powers of creation. In the movie it is stated to serve the same role (having destroyed a forest so that it could regrow to be even more vibrant), however, due to having been awoken in a state of rage it is much more wild and drains the life of others deliberately until it calms down. It is seen in the credits flying about peacefully.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In keeping with the "dirty tactics" aspect of its Dark type, Yveltal attacks the Steels' airship in order to get to the Steels themselves.
  • Dark Is Evil: A Dark-type Pokémon, and a very savage and destructive one at that when enraged.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: While it's an animalistic force of destruction and not a malevolent schemer, it's the biggest threat in the movie.

    Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 


Baraz (Barza)

Voiced by: Tatsuya Fujiwara (adult), Junko Takeuchi (child) (Japanese), Daniel J. Edwards (English), Javier Olguín (Latin American Spanish)

Meray (Mary)

Voiced by: Shoko Nakagawa (adult), Ayane Sakura (child) (Japanese), Emily Woo Zeller (English), Annie Rojas (Latin American Spanish)


Hoopa Unbound
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Confined), Kōichi Yamadera (Unbound) (Japanese), Lori Phillips (Confined), Ryan William Downey (Unbound) (English), David Reyes (Confined), Dafnis Fernández (Unbound) (Latin American Spanish)

  • Breath Weapon: While Hoopa itself does not have one, all of the Pokémon it summons during the course of the movie (except the herd of Pikachu, Steelix, the Kyogre from the past and Regigigas) have at least one Breath Weapon in their arsenal of moves (those Pokémon being Dragonite, Lugia, Latias, Latios, the Kyogre, from the events of the movie, two different Groudon (one from Hoopa's past and one during the events of the movie), Rayquaza, Hippopotas, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem.)
  • Character Catchphrase: "Were you surprised?", especially after it summons something. The actual act of summoning things is often accompanied by "Alléhooparing!"
  • Enemy Summoner: It can summon up to Six Legendary Pokémon at once.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Hoopa Confined summons Lugia to help it fight its shadow, and it quickly escalates from there.
  • Manchild: Hoopa Unbound acted almost like the childish Confined, even when it had control of its power. When it became Drunk with Power, it turned into a Psychopathic Manchild.
  • The Prankster: Loves playing pranks on people and Pokémon with its rings.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Uses its rings to create portals, and it doesn't seem to have a limit of where, or what can be summoned as long as Hoopa wills it.
  • Third-Person Person: Tends to talk like this, especially when apologizing for something.
    "Hoopa sorry."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Doughnuts, probably because it likes anything ring-shaped.

Shadow Hoopa
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Ryan William Downey (English), Dafnis Fernández (Latin American Spanish)
"The Fury". Hoopa's own Unbound Power given form through the rage at being sealed away. It wants to take over the real Hoopa.
  • Big Bad: Of Movie 18.
  • Demonic Possession: Can possess whoever touches the Prison Bottle while it is inside, doing so to Baraz, Meowth and Ash.
  • Enemy Within: Shadow Hoopa tries to take over the real one, and only after the original confronts it do they become one once more.

    Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel 


Alva (Jarvis)
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Billy Bob Thompson (English)

  • Ambition Is Evil: Since he already has wealth and influence, he now wants to take over the Azoth Kingdom as well.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: His forced Mega Evolution process causes agony on the Pokémon he uses. Unsurprisingly, they straight up abandon him once his Mega Wave staff is destroyed.
  • Beard of Evil: Just another feature to indicates his evilness.
  • Big Bad: Of the 19th movie.
  • Evil Is Petty: Trying to destroy the plateau Magearna and Volcanion live to break their spirits.
  • Meaningful Name: In the Japanese version, his name comes from Jabir ibn Hayyan, a Muslim alchemist. His English name was the middle name of Thomas Edison. And yes, he is in fact exploiting and warping the work of a scientist named Nikola!
  • Oh, Crap!: When Ash breaks his staff and breaks Alva's hold over the Mega Evolution army and again when he tries to flee in the credits only for the electromagnetic band to stop him.
  • Sinister Shades: Wears a pair that add to his evil image.

Chymia (Kimia)
Voiced by: Mayu Matsuoka (Japanese), Riley Joseph (English)

  • Adapted Out: In the manga. Her role of arresting Alva is replaced by Officer Jenny.
  • Anime Hair: Her Regal Ringlets look rather improbable in design.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She and her shiny Gardevoir arrive just in time to save Serena, Clemont, Bonnie and Magearna from Team Rocket.
  • Generation Xerox: She looks identical to Nikola's daughter from 500 years prior.
  • Only Sane Woman: She and her assistant Flamel seem to be the only ones who know Alva is bad news.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Princess of the Azoth Kingdom, user of devices and Pokémon trainer.

Raleigh (Racel)
Voiced by: Shoko Nakagawa (Japanese), Laurie Hymes (English)

  • Adapted Out: In the manga.
  • Fanboy: Of his ancestor Nikola, and Magearna too.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: His blind trust in Alva, who is clearly up to no good, makes him this. When he finally realizes what a bastard Alva actually is, he's mortified at his naivety.

Levi and Cherie (Dohga and Ether)
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (Levi), Kanako Tojo (Cherie) (Japanese), Jake Paque (Levie), Eileen Stevens (Cherie) (English)

  • Adapted Out: In the manga, they're replaced by unnamed aides to Alva who use only a few Pokémon such as Mega Alakazam.
  • Co-Dragons: They're Alva's top henchmen.
  • Evil Redhead: Cherie is a redhead, and just as ruthless as Levi.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Cherie wears a lot more make up than the other females of the series, and is a villain.
  • Oh, Crap!: Twice in the climax, first when their Mega Wave controllers break, then when they're being dragged off by Levi's former Alakazam with Psychic as their former army escapes. Levi can even be heard saying "Cut it out!" as he and Cherie fly past the screen.


Voiced by: Somegoro Ichikawa (Japanese), Mike Pollock (English)

  • Chained Heat: Spends most of the movie unwillingly bound via electromagnetism to Ash.
  • Elemental Baggage: Unlike most Water Pokémon, he needs to recharge water every now and then.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts this at the end of the movie to destroy the fortress. It barely survives.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Grumpy and distrustful of humans, but is quite caring towards other Pokémon, especially Magearna.
  • Lady and Knight: The Knight to Magearna's Lady.
  • Nasal Weapon: Considering its abilities are all related to steam...
  • Oxymoronic Being: Its a Fire-Water type, the first one of this combination.

Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki

  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga, it fights to protect the plateau before surrendering to Alva.
  • Disney Death: Has its Soul-Heart removed by Alva, and even when it's reinstalled it functions as a memory wipe until the sight of Volcanion reboots it back to normal.
  • Lady and Knight: The Lady to Volcanion's Knight.
  • The Unintelligible: Unlike Volcanion, it can't talk using Telepathy, although other Pokémon can understand it.

Alternative Title(s): Pokemon The First Movie, Pokemon 2000, Pokemon 3, Pokemon 4 Ever, Pokemon Heroes, Pokemon Jirachi Wishmaker, Pokemon Destiny Deoxys, Pokemon Lucario And The Mystery Of Mew, Pokemon Ranger And The Temple Of The Sea, Pokemon The Rise Of Darkrai, Pokemon Giratina And The Sky Warrior, Pokemon Arceus And The Jewel Of Life, Pokemon Zoroark Master Of Illusions, Pokemon The Movie Black And White, Pokemon Kyurem VS The Sword Of Justice, Pokemon Genesect And The Legend Awakened, Pokemon Diancie And The Cocoon Of Destruction, Pokemon Hoopa And The Clash Of Ages, Pokemon Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel, Pokemon The Mastermind Of Mirage Pokemon