Johto's local Pokémon Professor, and a former student of Professor Oak. Specializes in studying Pokémon abilities and breeding.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Has a tendency to become too caught up in his research and sometimes he neglects his surroundings.
- Fantastic Racism: He's very convinced that bloodliners want to enslave Earth.
A trainer from Johto with a few years under his belt. Currently trying to break in Kanto his Top 16 rut from Johto.
- Face Death with Dignity: Despite facing the real possibility of being killed by Sabrina, he and his Pokemon are willing to fight to prove themselves worthy. Luckily for him, Sabrina does find him skilled enough.
- A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: After his first Pokemon League, he tried to increase his winnings at the Goldenrod Game Corner, and predictably lost all of them. The next year he tried to invest in stock options, but they pummeled the next day and he lost all his money again.
- Graceful Loser: As a rookie trainer, when he fought Falkner's dad Walker in the Violet Gym, he thanked him for his advice of properly training his Pokémon and not to rely only on type advantages when challenging gyms.
- Gratuitous Rap: His Pokédex talks this way.
- Hero-Worshipper: Downplayed. If his clothes are any indication, he's a fan of Lance.
- Noodle Incident: He mentions a number of them, including being bitten by his (future) Arbok and insulting softball in front of Whitney.
- Super Mode: His Ampharos can Mega Evolve.
- Took a Level in Badass: He certainly got a lot better between his Gaiden debut and his main story appearance.
A youngster from Johto who tries to leave behind his 'Top Percentage Rattata' Once Done, Never Forgotten moment.
- Instant Humiliation: Just Add YouTube!: Still suffering a pretty big one, since even five years later people still remember it. Joey won a chance to appear on DJ Mary and Professor Oak's show. During said appearance, he blurted out that he thought his Rattata was in the top percentage of Rattata. Of course, he never expected to become an Internet meme.
- Lethal Joke Character: Knows almost everything about Rattata, and how to use it to great effect.
- Precision F-Strike: Delivers one at the Cherrygrove Tournament, unable to stand anymore that people make fun of him.
The Kimono sisters
Five sisters from Ecruteak City, in line to become the next generation of the Kimono Dancers. In order from eldest to youngest: Satsuki, Sumomo, Tamao, Koume and Sakura. Falkner comes in contact with Satsuki during his quest to find Ho-Oh and Lugia.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Tamao's Umbreon.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: Said verbatim by Satsuki when Koume suggests it. Despite blushing, she doesn't seem to see Falkner other than just a friend, at most.
- Making a Splash: Sumomo's Vaporeon.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Borderline example, since they're five sisters.
- Mistaken for Romance: Satsuki's sisters briefly think Falkner is her boyfriend.
- Non-Elemental: At the time they're introduced, Tamao and Sakura still haven't evolved their Eevee. By the Holiday Special 2020, Tamao's has already become Umbreon, and Sakura's becomes Espeon during the course of their performance.
- Not a Morning Person: None of them was amused at Falkner waking them up at 6:00 am.
- Psychic Powers: Sakura's Espeon.
- Playing with Fire: Koume's Flareon.
- Shock and Awe: Satsuki's Jolteon.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Falkner notes that they're very much alike, except for their heights, hairstyles and eye colors.
The daughter of Mr. Parker, the masked hero Gligarman. She holds the secret identity of Gligirl.
- Fantastic Racism: She shows distrust towards Bloodliners in her appearance in Chapter 26. It is left ambiguous in context if she had these feelings before or after the Bloodline War of the future. Downplayed in the Gligarman Interlude, as she's willing to work with the Night Watchers and accepts they are as just and heroic as her father, but she's still unsure if they're the rule or the exception in regards to Bloodliners in general.
- Mission Control: Acts as this to her father and the Night Watchers during the Gligarman Interlude.
The masked hero Gligarman who was active during the Trainer-Ranger Wars. He thwarted the Golden Age of Crime.
- Adaptational Badass: Compared to his canon portrayal, he was a pretty effective crimefighter, and even in his old age he hasn't lost his touch.
- Badass Cape: His costume includes one and it can be detached to distract foes.
- Badass Normal: Just a once regular guy in a costume, now with lots of gadgets to aid him in his fight.
- Crazy-Prepared: His utility belt includes plenty of gadgets for all kinds of situations, up to and including Sharpedo Repellent.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Suggested in the Holiday Special 2017, given his reaction of horror to the death of Heratia.
- Hero of Another Story: His activities are mentioned in past terms, but they must have been glorious.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Leads his company in the most honest and beneficial way possible.
- My Greatest Failure: As said below, he considers letting the Seven Brothers kill their mother to be this.
- Named by the Adaptation: He's given the name Adam Parker here.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: An example, as revealed in the 2017 Holiday Special. He was the one who took down Heratia, the mother of the Seven Brothers and Grandmother of Ash and many others. In doing so he opened up the door for the brothers to kill her, which set into play every criminal act they would do on their own.
- Of course, this is also the reason why Ash and all his siblings are able to exist and interact in the world and help people, so the result of this action was not entirely negative.
- Noodle Incident: At one point, his Sharpedo Repellent saved both his own life and Gio Jenny's.
- Retired Badass: His age has made it difficult to fight crime directly, but he still does detective work now and then.
- Weapon of Choice: His "Gligarangs".
The adopted father of Evanna. A martial artist who took her in and later was killed while running from an angry mob.
- Badass Normal: He punched Graveler for training.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: According to Belladonna, he was the only decent parent any member of her group knew. Naturally, he was killed before the story started.
- Expy: His physical description bears some resemblance to Yamcha, with a name reminiscent of Ky Narec, the dead Jedi mentor of Asajj Ventress. With such influences in his origin, his death was inevitable.
- Good Parents: The only one among the Belladonna foursome.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Had an X-shaped scar on the cheek.
- Posthumous Character: He's long dead by the time of the main story.
- "X" Marks the Hero: See above.
A Pokéball maker who lives in Azalea Town.
- The Ghost: Only mentioned so far.
A veteran military officer from Blackthorn City as well as a former Gym Leader. Forty years ago he fought against Twenty Gyarados Bill. Lance and Clair's grandfather.
- Dragon Rider: Was seen riding on his Charizard's back during the battle.
- Family Theme Naming: His grandson Lance, his son Halberd, and his other sons and brother all have names relating to spear like weapons.
- Four-Star Badass: Obviously, and the narration explicitly states he's a Four-Star General.
- Frontline General: Fought alongside his men against Twenty Gyarados Bill.
- Hero Antagonist: Of the Twenty Gyarados Bill Gaiden.
- Heroic Sacrifice: While he survived, his Ampharos and one of his three Dragonites were killed in the battle against Bill's Gyarados.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: It may have been his idea to organised an Arranged Marriage for Clair, but throughout her one-shot, he's clearly more appreciative of Clair and easier on her than his brother and sons, which goes a long way towards making him Clair's second favourite relative after Lance. He also states that, unlike the rest of their family present, he would be fine with anyone being Clair's husband, as opposed to someone of 'standing'.
- Super Mode: He planned to Mega Evolve his Ampharos, but unfortunately Bill interrupted the transformation by having First Giga Impact it far away and stole his Key Stone during the battle. After his Ampharos was found dead, he gave the Ampharosite and a spare Key Stone to Denki so he and his own Ampharos could fight Bill in their stead.
A random dude who mastered the art of Pokémon catching, and seeks to pass it on to future Pokémon trainers.
- Ascended Extra: Possibly the biggest example so far.
- Cursed With Awesome: During Christmas, MissingNo tries to torment him filling his bag with infinite Poké Balls, intending to make them multiply until he drowns beneath them. Instead, he manages to use them to catch almost every Rattata in Route 29, and gives them to Joey and Tristan for their holiday giveaway.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Tells MissingNo off when the latter complains about the large amount of Ascended Extras in the Resetverse.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His real name is never revealed.
- Related in the Adaptation: To the Old Man from Viridian City who plays this same role, who is his grandfather. Also to Primo and Maximo, who are his brothers.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He thinks he's setting up to a Rescue Romance with Casey Snagem's daughters after he saves them from a vicious looking Rattata. Unfortunately, they instead reward him with money, and then they go their own way.
A radio host from Goldenrod City.
- Meganekko: Wears glasses.
A young artist from Alto Mare, and the granddaughter of Lorenzo.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. There's another Bianca in Unova.
- Pals with Jesus: Her family has been the guardians of Latios and Latias for several generations.
- Spit Take: Almost happens when she sees Latias right outside her window.
A young man Whitney met while he was freezing on Goldenrod's streets. She took him to her home and the two eventually began dating.
- Amazon Chaser: Is quickly taken by Whitney's looks and strength.
- Nice Guy: Whitney describes him as sweet and hard-working.
- Official Couple: Becomes Whitney's boyfriend, and unlike other men she dated, he sticks with her.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's rather tall and has dark hair, and Whitney considers him pretty good-looking.
- Rescue Romance: On the receiving end; he falls for Whitney after she rescues him from freezing on Goldenrod's streets.
Leader of the Violet City Gym, who specializes in Flying-type Pokemon. Before becoming a Gym Leader, he set to capture Lugia and Ho-Oh, with little success.
- Adaptational Badass: Yeah, remember how he was the weakest gym leader? Yeah here, he fights Ho-Oh. He loses, but still. His Pidgeot also gains Mega Evolution.
- Blow You Away: Flying-type specialist, like his father before him.
- Busman's Vocabulary: Is rather fond of using figures of speech involving birds (adapted to Pokemon) such as "don't count your Pidgeys before they hatch" or "Early Spearow gets the Caterpie". His father also shares this quirk.
- Catchphrase: "I have something better than that." Usually said when presented with an option.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Mentioned in the main story, where his skills in training Pidgeot were mentioned. Then came the Falkner oneshot.
- Gotta Catch Them All: Falkner intends to catch one of every Flying-type Pokemon in his one-shot. Like Misty, it also includes legendary Pokemon known to be, or at least believed to be, Flying-types.
- I'm Standing Right Here: While having breakfast with the kimono sisters, some of them begin to snark at him like he wasn't there. When he asks them not to do it, they reply it's their way of giving payback for waking them up so early.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He and his Pidgeot actually had Bruno against the ropes until his Giant Onix turned the tide against him.
- Perpetual Frowner: Seems to give off this impression to the Kimono Sisters, who think he should smile more.
- Playing with Fire: His Pidgeot can use Heat Wave to great effect.
- Super Mode: Mega Evolves his Pidgeot for the first time during the events of the Glitch War.
Falkner's father, and former Leader of the Violet City Gym. Like his son, he also specializes in Flying-type Pokemon.
- Action Dad: Fights alongside his son against the rogue Aura Guardian Lancelot during the events of the Glitch War.
- Blow You Away: Flying-type specialist. His son would carry on with this trend on their gym.
- Busman's Vocabulary: Just like his son.
- Extra-ore-dinary: His main Pokémon is a Skarmory.
- Ironic Name: One wouldn't expect a Flying-type gym leader to be named "Walker", but that's the case with him.
- Walking the Earth: Well, "flying" rather than "walking", but this is what he plans to do after passing the Gym leadership to his son.
Leader of the Azalea Town Gym, who specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type specialist.
- The Ghost: Only mentioned so far.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Clair describes him as "owner of the shortest shorts wearable by men".
Leader of the Goldenrod City Gym, who specializes in Normal-type Pokemon. Has a reputation of being an extremely hard opponent to beat.
- Amazon Brigade: Whitney's family owns a farm full of ultra-powerful Miltank. The ones she uses for battle are given numbers.
- Badass Adorable: So cute, so girly, and is one of the world's toughest gym leaders to beat.
- Berserk Button: She doesn't like waking up at 4:00 am, or people who say they don't like softball.
- Boobs of Steel: Self-described as rather busty, and is a good athlete.
- Cheery Pink: Upbeat, energetic, and associated with the color pink.
- Color Motif: Is heavily associated with pink. She has pink hair, a pink bedroom, a pink bed, pink sheets, a pink phone, and pink shorts. Not to mention the fact that Miltank, her signature Pokémon, is pink.
- Cute Bruiser: Very cute and girly, and strong enough to lift a man around her same age and carry him all the way to her home.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Has earned a few, "Whitney the Brat", "Whitney the She-Devil" and her personal favorite, "Whitney the Minotauros".
- Farm Girl: Describes herself as such.
- Friend to All Children: She's very fond of kids, even going out of her way to help them in a softball game. She later coaches a junior league softball team, and gives them all Christmas gifts after their first official game.
- Girly Bruiser: Her femininity doesn't stop her from thrashing most of her opponents, or from being very strong and athletic.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She's very cute and feminine, but also a Passionate Sports Girl.
- Non-Elemental: Normal-type specialist.
- Official Couple: With Roderick, the young man she saved from freezing during Christmas.
- Passionate Sports Girl: She's the top-rated softball player in Goldenrod (even coaching a junior league team) and a major Pokéathlon contender.
- Pink Means Feminine: Heavily associated with pink, and very girly.
- Rescue Romance: With Roderick after saving him from freezing on Goldenrod's streets.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Very bright and chipper, and loves seeing kids smile.
- Serious Business: Softball.
- Signature Move: As per canon, her Miltank's Rollout is this.
Leader of the Ecruteak City Gym, who specializes in Ghost-Type Pokemon.
- The Chosen Wannabe: According to Koji, he sits waiting for Ho-Oh to come to him.
- The Ghost: Has only been mentioned so far.
- Official Couple: During the Clair Interlude he declines an arranged marriage proposal with her because he's already seeing someone (who has yet be mentioned).
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Ghost-type specialist.
Leader of the Olivine City Gym, who specializes in Steel-Type Pokémon. She also runs the Glitter Lighthouse.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Steel-type specialist.
- Extreme Doormat: According to Clair, she 'doesn't have a steel backbone and an opinion". How much of this is true and how much is Clair snarking is hard to say, though if her appearance in the Sho Interlude is of any indication this probably is mostly exaggeration.
- Noodle Incident: She's got a number of them, related to Krabby boon and bust cycles, peak Remoraid evolution periods, and Onix migrations.
- One Steve Limit: Averted: There's another Jasmine in Alola.
- The Power of Friendship: Her advice to Sho about trusting his Manetric is what allows him to finally control Manetric's Mega Evolution.
Leader of the Mahogany Town Gym, who specializes in Ice-type Pokemon.
- Grumpy Old Man: He's still mourning the disappearance of his beloved Piloswine, and as such he is not the most pleasant of people.
- An Ice Person: Ice-type specialist.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Ultima, he was a lot more cheerful when they were younger.
Leader of the Blackthorn City Gym, who specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon. Lance's cousin.
- Amazonian Beauty: Remarks her arms are rather well built as a result of her training yet is still considered attractive by several characters.
- Arranged Marriage: Her father and uncles try to get someone, preferably another Gym Leader or someone else of 'standing', to marry her, much to her bemusement.
- Attractiveness Isolation: Mentions that her height and muscular arms have driven away a few men. Though its likely this is mostly due to the men she dated being from Johto which is considered the most conservative, old-fashioned and backwater region.
- Badass Cape: Although Kurt's granddaughter and Gray think it looks tacky.
- Break the Haughty: Often on the giving end of this when she encounters Small Name, Big Ego challengers.
- Christmas Cake: Whitney seems to consider her one. Though according to Clair herself this is not the case, given she's 22.
- Composite Character: She's essentially an amalgam of her anime and game incarnations, being somewhere between the two in how she behaves.
- Death Glare: Has a nasty one according to Whitney.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Whitney calls her "Lady Dragonbreath".
- Good Is Not Soft: She strongly believes in taking this approach with her challengers.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. She can be very nasty with people who piss her off, but with those who earn her respect she's actually very nice.
- Making a Splash: Has Gyarados as one of her signature Pokémon, and specializes in aquatic Dragon-types.
- Ms. Fanservice: Tall, athletic, and posed for a swimsuit calendar.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Dragon-type specialist, particularly with aquatic dragons.
- Persona Non Grata: Is not allowed back in Decolore after releasing a Gyarados near a cruise ship to get a comatose Gray and Mienfoo off the back of a Tentacruel. Javelin says she did the right thing since it was to rescue Gray, but other people aren't appreciative since Gyarados.
- Small Name, Big Ego: She does not like this kind of people.
- Statuesque Stunner: She stands 5'9", just an inch away from the shortest this trope can be, and is considered attractive.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Enjoys garlic enough that she's gained a (mostly untrue)reputation of her breath constantly smelling like it.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A member of Johto's Elite Four forty years ago, who specialized in Electric-type Pokémon. Was the one who defeated Twenty Gyarados Bill at the cost of his own life, and due to using the same six Pokémon during his entire career, the six active Pokémon limit was established in his memory.
- Big Damn Heroes: Shows up in the nick of time to rescue Agatha and Sam from the Ghost-types in Drowning Woods. Unfortunately, he was too late to save Agatha's brother Tony.
- Face Death with Dignity: Knowing that the rest of his Pokémon had died fighting Bill's Gyarados, he chose to stay with his Ampharos until the very end, during the final clash against Bill and First.
- Hero Antagonist: Of the Twenty Gyarados Bill Gaiden.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Succeeded in fatally wounding Bill and his Mega Gyarados at the cost of his own life. As a result, the six Pokémon limit protocol was named after him.
- Instant Expert: Pulls off Mega Evolution on his first try.
- Meaningful Name: "Denki" means "Electricity" in Japanese.
- Posthumous Character: Obviously, he's this by the time of the main story.
- Shock and Awe: Was an Electric-type specialist.
- Super Mode: Was able to Mega Evolve his Ampharos using General Javelin's spare Key Stone and Ampharosite.
A member of Johto's Elite Four, who specializes in Psychic-type Pokémon.
- Bedsheet Ghost: Attempts to pull a scare on Pryce this way during Christmas. Key word being attempts.
- The Cameo: Has only appeared briefly during the Elite Four's Christmas party, and also during the Holiday Special 2020 trying to pull a scare on Pryce.
A member of Johto's Elite Four, who specializes in Dark-type Pokémon.
- Badass Bystander: She was simply checking the Eevee brothers' party when she decided to help Ash with his battle.
- Bare Your Midriff: Wears a top revealing her stomach and a belly button piercing.
- Biker Babe: She rides a customized motorcycle.
- Blow You Away: Has a Murkrow that can use Whirlwind.
- Cool Bike: Her customized motorcycle, which includes a Cool Sidecar for her Umbreon to ride in:Said motorbike was as black as a Houndoom, with a pair of handle bars that resembled the horns of one. A side car stuck out from it. The wheels had an eye popping yellow trim on the wheels that resembled that of an Umbreon's glowing circles, and its exhaust was covered by a pair of model Murkrow wings.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Her battle with the Eevee brothers is so one-sided she simply lets Ash's Pikachu knock out both their Pokémon once she says her point.
- Curtains Match the Window: Has silvery blue hair and eyes.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A Dark-type specialist, but is a rather nice person.
- Hidden Depths: She's actually a fan of Lorelei's novel series.
- An Ice Person: Her Murkrow can use Icy Wind.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As stated above.