Ash's mother. She runs a family restaurant named Pallet House.
- Age Lift: Minor example. She's in her late twenties in the anime, but 33 here as she, like Ash, is five years older at the start of story.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Downplayed. She sometimes shows shades of this. Although, unlike the anime, she doesn't have her memetic worry of Ash not changing his underwear (only mentioning it once at the beginning of the story).
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Downplayed example. She felt somewhat dismayed that Ash never paid attention to the girls who liked him, and now that he's traveling with three, she's worried about it.
- Good Parents: To Ash.
- Heroic Lineage: She's a descendant of Sir Aaron from her father's side. It was what led Ash's father to her.
- Perverse Sexual Lust: Chapter 9 implies that she's attracted to Derek Morgan and Elliot Stabler.
- Resentful Guardian: Averted. Her early pregnancy forced her to drop her dreams of becoming a trainer and a model, and to take over the family business (which she didn't like much) in order to make a living, and thus she feared that she would end up hating her son for it. But she found it wasn't going to be case as she enjoyed being a mother and loved Ash greatly, even claiming that Ash's dreams are also her own.
- Shipper on Deck: Along with Grace, she seems to approve of her son becoming close with Serena.
- Supreme Chef: Ash loves her food more than any other.
- Teen Pregnancy: She gave birth to Ash when she was barely 18.
A Mr. Mime who sticks around the Ketchum household, helping Delia with cleaning duties and work at the restaurant.
- For Want of a Nail: Word of God is that, unlike in canon (as revealed in the Pokémon Journeys series), he is not one of Ash's owned mons.
- Noodle Incident: According to Delia, their first meeting was "quite an adventure", but nothing else has been revealed so far.
- Psychic Powers: Part Psychic-type.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Part Fairy-type.
Professor Samuel Oak
Kanto's local Pokémon Professor. His research has contributed hugely to advances to make the world a better place for humans and Pokémon alike.
- Age Lift: Forty years before canon, Oak was just a Trainer on his journey, the same relative age as Ash, and just as (in)experienced. Forty years before this fic, he was already a Pokémon Professor who helped make the world a lot less crapsack.
- Badass Bookworm: He was a very skilled trainer in his youth, being able to train his Charmeleon to defeat Agatha's Ekans.
- Big Good: His work made the world a better place. The specifics were mostly unclear until the Oak and Hastings Gaiden.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Believes this strongly. Joshua learned this the hard way.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: According to Agatha, he's got a "good samaritan complex".
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: It's implied that he helps to keep Doctor Boxer's... eccentricities in check.
- Crazy-Prepared: He put over 100 emergency recordings in Dexter, all personalized for Ash. Presumably, he did something similar for Gary.
- Every Man Has His Price: He suffers severe financial problems, which sometimes force him to do things he wouldn't like to keep his laboratory and research afloat.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Agatha after their experience in Drowning Woods.
- Green Thumb: Had an Exeggute when he was young.
- Hero-Worshipper: As a kid, he was this to his grandfather Pallet.
- I Am Not My Father: While he's proud of his grandfather Pallet Oak, he resolves to make his own path to help people and eventually make the world a better place for humans and Pokémon alike. Part of his development during the Oak & Hastings Gaiden was focused on him learning to be his own man instead of simply retracing his grandfather's steps.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Like in the anime, he owns a Dragonite.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His son and daughter-in-law died in an accident.
- Parental Substitute: Apparently he was this to Gary.
- Playing with Fire: In his youth his starter was a Charmander (eventually Charizard) and had a Growlithe.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Agatha became this after their experience in Drowning Woods.
Professor Oak's grandson, and Ash's childhood friend and rival. They started their journey at the same time.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: It's confirmed that he's an orphan, and he spends a significant part of his time in the main story having any sense of his canonical sense of superiority drilled away by Red and Paul to a point he is suffering angst for it.
- Age Lift: Started his journey at 15 instead of 10.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Gets on his knees in Chapter 36 to convince Casey Snagem to train him after losing an off-screen battle against Paul.
- Always Someone Better:
- Red always beats him when they face off.
- For years he was on the giving end to Ash in many things, with a few exceptions (like Poké Ball throwing and eating). By the time the Fuschia Tournament ended he realized this was now the other way around.
- Paul had a overall better showing than he did in the tournament, and was quick to point this out. And their battle in Chapter 33 is revealed to have ended up in a loss for him, and it's implied to be a pretty bad one at that.
- Armor-Piercing Question:
- He gets hit with a mental wave of these after his encounter with Casey Snagem, when he sees Red and Yellow exiting a supermarket. Mostly in regards to his own views about what it means to be a Pokémon Master, and also his constant losses to Red on every single encounter they had.
- Paul later throws a few his way about his skill level. In Paul's own words why he, a trainer with less badges than Gary, is pulling a lot more weight in the tournament.
- The Battle Didn't Count: Gary seems to try and rub off his losses to Red as this, as he's convinced that he'll beat Red in the League eventually.
- Big Friendly Dog: His Arcanine is big and likes to lick its trainer.
- Composite Character: Is a combination of both his canon self (childhood friend of Ash turned his rival, is cocky and prideful, etc) and Blue, the rival from the first generation games (fights regularly against Red on the same locations Blue fights you in the games, his Pokemon team is based on Blue's team, and in the Oak's Summer Camp Gaiden, he's shown to use Blue's Catchphrase "Smell ya later"). His Pokemon include a mix of ones known exclusively to his game self (Raticate, Gyarados, Magneton) anime self (the Nidos, Blastoise, Pinsir, Pokemon who can evolve into Kingdra and Golem, and Fearow) and Adventures counterpart (Porygon and Golduck), as well as a number of shared ones like Pidgeot, Exeggcute, and Growlithe.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- He may tease and sometimes mock Ash, but if he ever met Ash's Disappeared Dad, he would give him a piece of his mind.
- It's mentioned during the story of Ash's 15th birthday that he was disgusted by Joshua's cheating.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: His Porygon knows Tri Attack.
- Green Thumb: Has an Exeggcute and Tangrowth.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's egotistical, abrasive, and likes to tease Ash, but at the end of the day, he's not a bad guy. Paul alone proves that he has many lines he wouldn't cross, and is not above giving his Pokemon praise for a job well done.
- I Should Have Been Better: After the Fuchsia tournament, he starts feeling this way when his victories end up by the hair. It takes a talk with Erika and training under Casey Snagem for him to understand that Perfection Is Impossible and a victory is a victory regardless of how it plays out beforehand.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He wasn't amused at Ash having a crush on his older sister.
- Non-Elemental: Has a Porygon.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Make no mistake, he's a very good trainer, but there are some who eclipse him.
- Every time he faces off against Red, the latter wins.
- While it would be inaccurate to say Paul did all the heavy lifting in the Fuchsia Tournament, his performance was overall better. Though to be fair,Gary was the one to achieve their victory over Misty and Iris, and performed well against Giselle and her partner.
- Raised by Grandparents: More precisely, by his grandfather, Professor Oak.
- The Rival: As always, to Ash, though his rivalry to Red and Paul has been more prominent than with Ash in the story.
- Shipper on Deck: During the camp, he quickly noticed that Serena was smitten with Ash.
Professor Oak's granddaughter, Gary's older sister, and a skilled coordinator.
- Cool Big Sis: To Gary, and to a lesser extent, to Ash, much to Gary's dismay.
- Dude Magnet: She's mentioned to be very popular with the boys in Pallet Town, and Gary notes that during their vacation she was chased around by fans everywhere.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. She has the same name as one of Misty's sisters.
- Promotion to Parent: Helped raise Gary after their parents died.
- Shipper on Deck: Asks Ash if Serena is his girlfriend, and actually seems to like the idea.
An unnamed trainer dressed like a samurai who specializes in Bug-Type Pokemon.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Loves Bug-types, and tends to dismiss any other Pokémon.
- Bullying a Dragon: Has a habit of picking fights with opponents too strong for him, according to Snivy.
- Butt-Monkey: Always gets humiliated every time he appears, and he loses almost every on-screen battle he has.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Nobody knows his real name. Even the Indigo League tournament bracket lists him as "Samurai".
- Paper Tiger: Samurai's Pinsir is as big and scary as the rest of its kind, but gets easily beaten by Ash's Metapod. Even worse: Snivy also managed to defeat it (as well as his Beedrill) without breaking a sweat when the Samurai decides to test her after receiving her from the Wonder Trade.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Makes it through four rounds of the Indigo League before being beaten.
Akira "A.J." Jouda
A young trainer from Kanto, who sought to attain a 100-win streak before challenging gyms. He chose Ash as his 100th opponent, but lost. Despite this, the two part on friendly terms, developing a degree of respect for one another.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Compared to the old timeline, he's got a friendlier and less arrogant disposition. He also doesn't train his Pokémon by whipping them.
- Amazon Chaser: Clearly impressed upon seeing Jeanette and her Bellsprout fending off an attacking Beedrill. Takes after his father in this regard.
- Ascended Extra: Has grown from a canonical character of the day from the first filler episode of the anime to a recurring character in the main story, and later to having sizable roles in three different oneshots.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He receives a Tyrogue from Kiyo to help him train for his rematch. At the end of his battle, it evolves to Hitmontop, and Kiyo lets him keep it until after the Indigo League.
- Battle Couple: Subverted during his and Jeanette's battle against Blaine. While they challenge him together, they're not a couple at the time, despite being attracted to each other.
- Broken Win/Loss Streak: Had 99-straight wins before Ash defeated him. In his interlude he also gets his first loss to a Gym Leader.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His main Pokémon is a Sandshrew/Sandslash, and mentions to have also a Geodude.
- Fantastic Racism: Averted. Unlike many others, he was very enthusiastic about meeting a bloodliner.
- Fight Off the Kryptonite: Trained his Sandshrew/Sandslash to tank Water and Grass-type attacks. He's later shown teaching this to Jeanette, by sitting underneath a waterfall along with his Sandslash.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Ash, whom he comes to see as a Worthy Opponent since he was the trainer to break his winning streak.
- Like Father, Like Son: According to his father, men in his family have a thing for strong women.
- MuggleMage Romance: With Jeanette, starting on the Holiday Special 2017.
- Only Known by Initials: Barring his parents, he's rarely called by his name, if at all.
- Named by the Adaptation: His full name is Akira Jouda.
- Non-Elemental: Owns three Rattata one of which evolved to Raticate prior to his interlude.
- Secret Keeper: Becomes this to Jeanette when she tells him about her clan and herself.
- Super Mode: As a Battle Dome Tournament Contestant, he possesses a Keystone. Later receives a Beedrillite from his mother, though he offers to share it with Jeanette.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After being overshadowed by Ash several times, he finally wins an important battle by defeating Erika. Getting some serious Ship Tease with Jeanette doesn't hurt either.
- Twice Shy: With Jeanette.
- Under the Mistletoe: Ends up like this with Jeanette during her family's Christmas party.
- Use Your Head: Gets his Raticate to learn Zen Headbutt for the Matcha Gym rematch.
A trainer from Pewter city who intends to become a coordinator in the future.
- Better as Friends: She and Brock went on a couple of dates together, but ultimately nothing came out of it.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When her Slowbro Mega Evolves against Giovanni's Rhyperior.
- Older Than They Look: The Brock & Lucy Gaiden establishes her age as "close to turn 17" two years ago, meaning that she's 19 at most by the time of the main story. However, Ash notes that she looks closer to his own age.
- Super Mode: Gains a Keystone during the Battle Dome Tournament. She later obtains Slowbronite.
- Took a Level in Badass: She was already a rather talented trainer, but to fight Giovanni in their rematch she managed to obtain Mega Evolution.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: She has this dynamic with her parents. That being said, she does laugh at their competitive antics.
Elwood and Aideen
Half-Identical Twins that Ash and Serena met at Oak's Summer Camp. Their father is an important politician, but they want to become trainers with their own strength.
- Ascended Extra: Initially mentioned in the main story off handily without being named in Chapter 2, they went on to gain larger roles in the side stories before appearing in the main story proper.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Elwood has a Hitmonlee.
- BrotherSister Team: They travel together and their personalities complement each other.
- Chekhov's Gunman: They're mentioned to have received Bulbasaur and Charmander from Professor Oak in Chapter 2, and they deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to the Samurai in the Snivy Interlude. They have a bigger role in Oak's Summer Camp Gaiden, and later appear taking part in the Fuchsia Tag Tournament as Ash and Red's second round opponents. They later meet Ash again in Chapter 31 for a rematch.
- Green Thumb: Elwood's starter was Bulbasaur (which by Chapter 31 has become a Venusaur), and Aideen has a Bellossom.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: They have blond hair and they're very nice.
- Half-Identical Twins: They look a lot alike.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Elwood is seen exiting the Matcha Gym right after winning his seventh badge. Aideen enters immediately with the intent to do the same.
- Playing with Fire: Aideen's starter was Charmander.
- Poisonous Person: Elwood's starter is also a Poison-type, and Aideen owns a Nidorina.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Elwood is the most mature and level-headed of the two, although he's not above being a Deadpan Snarker at times. Aideen is more active and fiery, always speaking her mind and can even be aggressive when angered.
- Shipper on Deck: They're this for Ash and Serena.
- Use Your Head: Elwood's Hitmonlee hits Ash's Ambipom with his head, although it's unclear if it was a Headbutt attack.
A wandering trainer from Fuchsia City whose main Pokemon is a Marowak.
- Bad with the Bone: His Marowak, obviously.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Marowak is a Ground-type.
- Golden Super Mode: Marowak's Break form.
- Non-Elemental: His Dodrio.
- Super Mode: Like other competitors of the Battle Dome Tournament he obtained a Mega Stone. He hasn't figured out how to use it yet however, and his attempts with Marowak and meditation bore no fruit. He later is given the advice to begin mastering Break Evolution with Marowak instead. So far he's been able to achieve a partial transformation with it.
Doctor Kim Monocles Boxer
A talented, if eccentric, inventor who lives in Pallet Town.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Has a tendency to accidentally hurt people with his work.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Very eccentric, but one of the best inventors around. Case in point, he managed to create the Item Capsule, which can absorb inanimate objects the way Pokeballs can for Pokemon. He was also revealed to be the one who created the system which made it possible to even enforce a six-Pokeball limit in Twenty Gyarados Bill Gaiden.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First mentioned in the Clemont one-shot before appearing in the main story proper.
- Expy: His naming scheme is similar to that of Doctor Briefs and his family referencing both boxers and kimonos the undergarments. The Item Capsules he invents also mirror those used by the Dragon Ball characters to store all kinds of items.
- Gadgeteer Genius: One of the world's best inventors.
- Mad Scientist: Downplayed. He occasionally causes harm, but he doesn't mean anything bad by it.
A former trainer and novelist who Gary meets during his oneshot.
- Expy: Besides the fact that his name just happens to be the very one Ash was known by when the TV show was still in its American production phase, he and his team mirror Canon Ash extensively, just one who actually aged. He even has access to Bond Phenomenon. And then there are his Pokemon:
- His Clefairy is a Pikachu expy: being a partner Pokemon who travels outside the ball, doesn't evolve, and tied with Tobias' Latios during the Sinnoh tournament.
- Magmortar is a Charizard Expy, a Fire-type who was a good battler when pre-evolved who fought Koga, but grew disobedient after evolving and cost him the Indigo League, who did eventually grow out of the habit.
- Sunflora is a Noctowl expy, being an evolved shiny Gen 2 Pokemon.
- Swampert is a Sceptile Expy: being a fully evolved Hoenn starter who defeated Tobias's Darkrai.
- Purugly is a Gliscor expy, a somewhat silly Pokemon who was a major aide in fighting against his major Sinnoh Rival in the Top 8 Lily of the Valley.
- Chesnaught is a Greninja expy, being a Kalos Starter capable of Bond Phenomenon.
- Liligant is a Snivy expy, being a female Unovan grass-type with a strong attitude, though she's a Proper Lady instead of the more aloof Snivy. She's also a partial Bulbasaur expy due to having a flower that is liked by Bug-Pokemon.
- Scolipede is a Heracross Expy, being a Pokemon who drinks sap from a grass-Pokemon against the grass-Pokemon's will.
- Typhlosion is a Infernape expy for possessing an out of control Blaze that was eventually tamed.
- Forgets to Eat: It's implied that he does while working on a book.
- Happily Married: Implied to be this to his wife, Gabriela.
- Hero of Another Story: It's clear he had many fantastic adventures before retiring.
- The Mentor: Gary Oak comes to him asking for training after losing to Paul. Casey warns him that he'll help him only if he's willing to endure what's to come, but Gary accepts no questions asked.
- Most Writers Are Writers: A bestselling author.
- Parental Abandonment: Mentions himself to have been an orphan to Gary.
- Retired Badass: Being retired hardly means he can't easily kick Gary's ass however.
- Secret Keeper: Ash confides to him his secret about the past timeline in Chapter 45.
- Super Mode: His Chesnaught has access to Bond Phenomenon. He confirms he never had access to Mega Evolution however.
A woman from Hop-Hop-Hop Town, and Arnold's mother.
- Canine Companion: She owns a female Arcanine.
- Good Parents: Unlike many other parents, upon discovering her son was a Bloodliner, not only did she do everything she could to keep him safe from harm, but she also willingly takes in Laila upon learning that she was kicked out from her home by her parents.
- Mama Bear: She and her Arcanine did not take kindly to Team Rocket grunts threatening her son and his Growlithe.
- Named by the Adaptation: She was never named in the anime.
- Shipper on Deck: She's quick to see Laila as a future daughter-in-law.
A student from the Pokémon Tech trainer school, and considered the best of the Golden Generation. She is also the class representative.
- Age Lift: Assuming that she was around the same age as Ash in canon, this is the case.
- Brainy Brunette: She has brown hair and is the top student of her class.
- Break the Haughty: Ash defeats her even easier than in canon, since he knows more or less what to expect.
- Class Representative: Often makes sure that everybody gets the best grades, and even tutors students who are falling behind. Unfortunately, her motivational methods don't work as well on some students, such as Joe.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Like in canon, she uses a Cubone and a Graveler.
- Jaw Drop: Has one when she sees footage of Ash and Misty wiping the floor with her classmates.
- Jerkass Realization: She finally realizes how cruel she and the others were to Joe when he decides to quit the school and find his own path.
- Loving Bully: Downplayed example. While she's doesn't bully Joe directly (too much at least), she does allow and even encourage the others to do so, even if she means well. Deep down she does like him, but didn't get the chance to tell him until months after he left the school.
- She's Got Legs: Gary noted this during their fight.
- Shipper on Deck: At first glance, she assumed that Ash and Misty were a couple.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Admits to liking Joe because he's a sweet boy.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Her favorite dessert is Tiramisu.
- Wake-Up Call: Giselle got this twice over. Firstly, she and her classmates received a huge dose of Humble Pie that forces her to learn that her academic accomplishments are one thing while practical experience and the ability to think outside the box is another thing entirely. Secondly, she realised what horrible jerks she and her classmates were to Joe after he tells her straight up that he hated their teaching methods which did nothing but cause him to resent their school.
- Worf Had the Flu: Fighting someone with future knowledge did her no good, her later fight with Gary and Paul showed her potential off a lot better. She still lost, but she did not go down quietly.
A student from the Pokémon Tech trainer school. Being the less remarkable of the Golden Generation, he's easily picked on by his classmates.
- But Now I Must Go: Inspired by Ash, he decides to quit the Pokémon Tech and find his own path.
- Butt-Monkey: He's constantly picked on by his classmates for being the dead last.
- Grew a Spine: At the end of the Giselle Interlude, he's not afraid to tell Giselle how he felt about the way she treated him.
- Named by the Adaptation: Given the surname Becket.
- Nice Guy: Described by Giselle as a very sweet boy.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: By Christmas time, he managed to win three Gym Badges, two of which were from Brock and Lt. Surge.
- Teens Are Short: Most of his other classmates are taller than him.
A disguise in the original timeline, the reset of the universe turned her into a real person.
- Buxom Is Better: Ash notes that she has large breasts like Belladonna.
- Decomposite Character: Was created out of the Ashley disguise Ash used in the original timeline.
- Long-Lost Relative: May or may not be this to Ash, but everything points in that direction, and the fact that there's a possibility at all causes Ash no small amount of stress.
A ref at Erika's Gym. She originates from the Attack on Titan series.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She works with Erika after all, and it's hinted that her special someone is interested in video games. This is later revealed to be a version of Ymir.
- Parental Abandonment: It's hinted in the Holiday Special she has no contact with her family.
- Teens Are Short: She's noted to be short. Unlike Ymir.
A bug catcher from Turquoise Town, the same town Sabrina hails from.
- Arch-Enemy: Considers himself one to Sabrina at the end of her oneshot. Sabrina seems to return the sentiment when he visits her in solitary confinement during Christmas Eve.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-Type specialist.
- Combat Pragmatist: He didn't hesitate to throw stones at Sabrina when he confronted her.
- Expy: His physical appearance is clearly based on the Bug-Catcher Trainer Class.
- Foil/Good Counterpart: To Samurai. Both are Bug-Type specialists that even use Pinsir as their main Pokémon. But while Samurai is boastful, overconfident, and picks fights with trainers much stronger than him, Tommy lacks confidence in his abilities and avoids new challenges at all costs. And while they did lose all their onscreen fights, Samurai's defeats are quick and humiliating while Tommy managed to put a good fight that earned him a few compliments from his opponent. The author even mentioned that he wanted to create a Bug-Type specialist more heroic and competent than Samurai.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: He wears a pair of shades that protect from hypnotic waves. It's stated by Sabrina that he wore them when he arrested her.
- Hero Antagonist: At the end of the Sabrina oneshot.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Shares his name with the Kangaskhan Kid.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Downplayed. When he visits Sabrina in her solitary confinement cell, he mentions that he laments she turned out the way he did, perhaps partly due to not having any friends in their hometown.
- Took a Level in Badass: He started out meek, but Sabrina's actions motivated him to confront her, and he put up a respectable fight despite losing. Unfortunately, it led Sabrina to conclude that her theories about how to motivate people were correct. The Holiday Special 2020 implies he managed to take a few more levels in badass in the interlude, as he managed to arrest her.
- Worthy Opponent: Before leaving Turquoise Town, Sabrina's last words to him were that she was looking forward to the next time they clashed.
A Dodrio trainer who works as a ranch hand, and wants to gain honorary membership into the Laramie clan, by winning the Big P Pokémon Race at any cost.
- Asshole Victim: It's hard, if not impossible, to feel sorry for him when Sabrina kills him off.
- Bad Boss: When one of his cronies fails to injure Lara by sending the Laramie Tauros on a rampage, he punishes him by tying him to a tree and having his Dodrio repeatedly peck him. This despite the fact that he can't reasonably be blamed for the plan going pear-shaped, since there was no way for him to predict or control how the Tauros would react.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: He tried hard, and prepared a lot of traps and other acts of sabotage, in his attempts to win the race, and still lost both times.
- Death by Adaptation: Courtesy of a Neck Snap by Sabrina.
- Deep South: Speaks with this accent.
- Jerkass: An arrogant and unrepentant cheater.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After his cheating is revealed during Big P Pokémon Race Interlude, an angry mob forms to punish him because his cheating resulted in a lot of people getting injured. And then Sabrina gets her hands on him.
- Moral Myopia: Despite all his own cheating attempts, that resulted in several people being hospitalised, he has the gall to accuse Lara and Ash of being cheaters when they won in their respective races against him.
- Only in It for the Money: His only motivation to become an honorary member of the Laramie Clan is the money and prestige that come with it.
- The Rival: To Lara.
- Sore Loser: Did not react well to Ash beating him in the race. He didn't react well to Lara winning in the previous year's race either.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Whenever he's called out for ignoring the racers who suffered accidents in the Lara Gaiden, he responds by saying their misfortune "ain't my fault", despite nobody accusing him of anything. This is part of why Lara and Hex start suspecting him of being a cheater.
- Tempting Fate: Makes a habit of this during the entire Big P Pokémon Race Interlude. It bites him hard in the ass at the end when he says "they won't take [him] alive", and Sabrina makes sure of it.
- Villain of the Week: The main antagonist of the Big P Pokémon Race Interlude and the Lara Gaiden.
A trainer who is known for abusing his Pokémon, and abandoning them if they're too weak. Briefly owned Ash's Charmander and Misty's Horsea.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Sending in his Tentacruel to attack Misty's Wingull backfired when she discovered her Mind Control ability, and she quickly used it to deliver him due payback.
- Jerkass: Let's see: bad-tempered, abusive, exploitative... he definitely fits.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: On the receiving end of this thanks to Team Rocket, who steal all of his Pokémon and valuables.
- Never My Fault: Charmander was heavily weakened due to his own abuse and negligence, even when he was admonished by a Nurse Joy he didn't see it as his own fault and blamed it on Charmander.
- Sore Loser: When Misty's Wingull defeats his Charmander and seems to be about to do the same to his Weepinbell, he gets enraged and sends in his Tentacruel at the same time. Of course, this proved to be a fatal mistake on his part.
Lara Laramie's grandfather, and a veteran from the last Trainer-Ranger war. After being stranded on a deserted island with a Ranger named Jenkins, he came to understand and embrace the Ranger philosophy of "living in harmony with Pokémon", which in turn led him to create a Pokémon reserve.
- Alliterative Name: Leeroy Laramie. Shares this with his son and granddaughter.
- Cool Old Guy: At the present time he's this, given that Lara and Hex enjoy listening to his stories.
- Deep South: Speaks with this accent.
- Farm Boy: Was this in his youth.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Became this with Jenkins during their time in the island.
- Playing with Fire: Caught a Rapidash on the island, which would become the Laramie's signature Pokémon.
- Sole Survivor: The only one of his ship's crew who made it alive from the Gyarados attack.
Larry and Fuko Laramie
Lara Laramie's parents, and current heads of the Laramie Clan.
- Alliterative Name: Larry Laramie, in keeping the pattern with his father and daughter.
- Deep South: They speak with this accent.
- Good Parents: They're shown to be very supportive and loving with their daughter.
- Horse of a Different Color: Like his father before him, Larry owns a Rapidash, and has raised it to the point it's considered the fastest in the whole Kanto region.
- Playing with Fire: They mainly raise Rapidash.
Kaoruko and Kazuto Fisher
Jeanette Fisher's parents, and current heads of the Fisher Clan.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Kazuto has a unique way of thinking.
- Good Parents: They love their daughter dearly, and they celebrated when they learned she was a Bloodliner.
- Happily Married: Also this.
- Interclass Romance: Kaoruko is of course, an upper-class woman. Kazuto however came from Gringy City back when it lived up to its name. Kaoruko's father didn't approve until Kazuto made him realise he was about to marry her to Capriccio.
- The Maiden Name Debate: Kazuto took his wife's surname after marrying her.
- Shipper on Deck: When Jeanette brings A.J to their Christmas party, they actively help their Pokémon to get them both Under the Mistletoe.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Kaoruko is shown speaking like this. She taught Jeanette to speak like that after all.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Kaoruko is noted to look very much like her daughter.
Asuka and Jin Jouda
A.J's parents. Their different training methods influenced A.J's current battling style.
- Amazon Chaser: It runs in the family, as Jin also became attracted to a strong woman like his son eventually would.
- Good Parents: A.J seems to get along pretty well with them.
- Happily Married: Implied to be this, even though Asuka spends a lot of time traveling and away from home.
- Shipper on Deck: Asuka quickly takes a liking to Jeanette and encourages her son to be nice to her.
A young Pokémon breeder, sanctioned by the Pokémon League to breed Bulbasaur for new trainers. She often also cares for injured wild and abandoned Pokémon.
- Nice Girl: As in canon.
- Trap Master: By necessity, she sets traps around her place to keep trainers and poachers away so they don't catch Pokémon.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Of course.
A Wealthy Philanthropist whose efforts helped in making Gringy City a nice place to live in. Aurora's father.
- Abusive Parents: Turned into this after discovering his daughter was a bloodliner.
- Asshole Victim: Zigzagged. While the man himself is terrible, Aurora didn't want him to die at any point.
- Good Parents: Was a loving father to Aurora, until her powers manifested.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He's implied to have been a heavy smoker. He straddles the line between "good" and "evil", because while he did many good things, he was clearly a deeply flawed man.
- I Have No Son!: Disowned his daughter for being a bloodliner. To make it worse, he might have pulled strings to have everyone believe that it was her who ran away from home.
- Killed Offscreen: His death isn't shown, the audience only learns of it when Belladonna's Golbat tells her.
- The Mourning After: He loved his wife so much that after she died he never remarried.
- Multi-Ethnic Name: Has a Japanese given name and a Latin surname.
- No Hero to His Valet: To the people of Gringy City and the world, he was a kind man who helped revive the city and made it liveable, with even the slums of the old slums now a lot nicer, but still somewhat slummy. Only a few people are aware of his relationship with his daughter and how for all his kindness, she eventually lost all of it.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite not even making a physical appearance (in the main story), his death is ultimately what makes Ash and Belladonna cross paths.
- Wealthy Philanthropist: His efforts to turn Gringy City around paid off in spades.
A trainer who had to hold back on her journey after being left blind on her very first day. Was the original owner of Ash's Charmander.
- Attack Pattern Alpha: Due to her blindness, she has to voice some of her battle commands this way, which also helps keep the opponent in the dark of what they're planning to do.
- Brainy Brunette: By necessity, she's had to come up with smart battle tactics to make up for her blindness.
- Canine Companion: Her Growlithe, later Arcanine, who also helps her as a walking dog.
- Eye Scream: The Spearow flock from Route 1 did a number on her eyes.
- Famed in Story: When she's introduced at Indigo, the announcer describes her as an "idol of millions".
- Handicapped Badass: Despite being blind, she manages to get back on her feet and become a trainer. By the time of Chapter 41, she's only one badge away from qualifying for the Indigo League, and the tournament bracket at the end of Chapter 47 reveals she made it through the four preliminary rounds. She manages to give Ash a pretty good fight during the fifth round, showing herself rather crafty to get around her blindness and coming very close to beat him.
- Making a Splash: One of the members of the Squirtle Squad, Thinker, ended up under her care.
- Nice Girl: She's a rather upbeat and friendly girl, and quickly gets along with Ash before they face each other in the league. After their match, the two even exchange contact info to keep in touch.
- Playing with Fire: Was the original owner of Ash's Charmander, and later gets a Growlithe/Arcanine.
- Poisonous Person: Her Crobat.
- Psychic Powers: She has an Kadabra.
- Tears of Joy: When she recognizes Ash's Charizard as the Charmander she had during her first day.
The Old Man from Viridian City
An old master of the art of capturing Pokémon, and the Dude's grandfather. He too was the Dude of his time during his youth.
- Related in the Adaptation: To the Dude, Maximo and Primo, who are all his grandsons.
- A Spot Of Tea: Shown doing this when he meets a young Samuel Oak.
A veteran trainer who once fought Moltres to a stalemate. Ritchie's step-father.
- Affectionate Nickname: To him, calling Ritchie "half-pint" is this. To Ritchie, not so much.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears a brown one.
- Big Eater: One for normal human standards, but Ritchie can easily beat him at it.
- Dragon Rider: He rode his Salamence to save Ritchie.
- Good Parents: He's very supportive of his stepson, always willing to give him advice and help him train.
- Green Thumb: His Chikorita.
- Happily Married: He and his wife are clearly this, despite some minor issues.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He completely dwarves his wife.
- Making a Splash: Has a Gyarados.
- Named by the Adaptation: Given the last name "Raylight".
- Noodle Incident: He's gotten himself suspended or banned from several local tournaments in Frodomar for being too destructive in his battles.
- Our Dragons Are Different: His main Pokémon for battling is a Salamence.
- Papa Wolf: He'd be this if Ritchie's biological father would dare to so much as laying a finger on him.
- Person of Mass Destruction: After winning a Christmas tournament in the Frodomar Battle Club, he left the place full of broken windows and splintered seats, and a huge crater in the middle of the battlefield, having to give up a third of his winnings to pay for the repairs.
- Related in the Adaptation: In a way, becomes this to Ritchie by marrying his mother.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: When he mentions why would someone name their child Red or Ash, his wife points out his name Silver is far from common. And he has no way of counteracting.
A woman from Frodomar City. Ritchie's mother and Silver's wife.
- Good Parents: To Ritchie, even before marrying Silver.
- Happily Married: She does have some minor issues, but she and her husband are very much this.
- Supreme Chef: Ritchie thinks to himself that he's going to miss her cooking a lot when he's about to leave for his Pokémon journey.
An aspiring trainer from Frodomar City with serious attitude problems.
- Bullying a Dragon: Angering Ash when they met again did not end well for him.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: His attempts to cheat constantly backfire on him. In order:
- He ends up kicked out of Oak's Summer Camp on the very last day for using his cellphone during the final exam.
- He tries to attack the helpless Sparky in the middle of his battle with Ritchie, prompting the latter to command his Charmander to use their newly perfected Dragon Rage.
- In the Indigo League, he intentionally has his Fearow fly close to Ash to stop him from giving orders to his Pokémon. Ash is forced to punch Fearow out and the referee disqualifies Joshua, and after his hearing he's suspended from Pokémon League competitions for a year.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- Ends up on the receiving end of one against Ash in Chapter 31, where the latter completely overwhelms him in a Full Battle without losing once. Keep in mind that Ash was in a blind rage at the time, the same kind of overwhelming fury that led to serious problems during his first battle with Paul, and he still utterly dominated the battle.
- In the Indigo League, once again Ash easily takes the upper hand against him, so Joshua tries to psych him out using his Fearow to distract him. Ash doesn't lose a single Pokémon, even though he had to defeat Fearow himself by punching it out.
- Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: After Joshua loses his League match to Ash, Iris confronts him and observes that he has little faith in his own skills, telling him that if he spent more time working on his own abilities rather than trying to find ways to cheat he might have done better in his match against Ash.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Has an Onyx and Dugtrio in his fight with Ash in Chapter 31.
- Fantastic Racism: Looks down on Bug-type Pokemon as only being useful as a Crutch Character.
- Feathered Fiend: Gains a Spearow as his starter in Ritchie's Gaiden after being kicked out of Oak's Summer Camp. By the Indigo League it's already a Fearow.
- Hate Sink. Clearly not mean to be liked.
- Jerkass: He pretty much establishes himself as this from the get-go. Ritchie implies he's always been like this since their school days.
- Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Ritchie knows that the best way to goad him into a fight is to accuse him of being afraid.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: Hinted to be this, when he sees Ash with Iris and noting how tall she is.
- Non-Elemental: His starter Spearow, he also owns a Raticate in Chapter 31.
- Poisonous Person: Owns an Arbok and Nidorino during his fight with Ash in Chapter 31.
- Shock and Awe: Was the original owner of Sparky until it escaped and joined Ritchie when he tried to forcefully evolve it with a Thunderstone. Later caught a Magnemite as shown during his fight with Ash in Chapter 31, and by the Indigo League it's already a Magneton.
- Signature Move: His Spearow and Arbok know Pursuit, and he mentions he has several more Pokémon with it.
- Sore Loser: Gets extremely upset when Ash beats him in a baseball game during the camp, to the point he tries to cause an accident that could have seriously injured him and many others. And when Ritchie beats him in a Pokémon battle, he has the gall to accuse him of cheating, just for using a Dragon Rage attack. While this trope doesn't come in play in the aftermath of his first defeat by Ash, it comes back full force when he loses in the Indigo League.
Tommy Marshall aka The Kangaskhan Kid
A rich boy who got lost in the Safari Zone. He gets adopted by a Kangaskhan.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: This time around, he's fully aware of what life was like for him before he got lost.
- Age Lift: Old enough to be aware of his previous life and the implications of having gotten lost in the Safari Zone.
- Battle Boomerang: He makes himself one when he gets stranded in the Safari Zone, and it becomes his Weapon of Choice.
- Going Native: He eventually settles in well in the Safari Zone.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Barely averted when he realises he's about to take someone's dad away in killing the tyrannical Nidoking.
- Interspecies Adoption: Adopted by a Kangaskhan.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Heavily implied to have been this.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares a name with a Bug-type trainer from Turquoise Town
- Took a Level in Badass: Is trained by the Safari Zone Pokemon to become a better fighter, and in turn, he helps them do the same.
Tommy's Kangaskhan mother
A Kangaskhan who took Tommy in after finding him lost and injured.
- Interspecies Adoption: Adopted Tommy. Turns out it's partially because she lost her own baby to Nidoking.
- Mama Bear: Par for the course given her species.
- Megaton Punch: Almost delivered one to the Nidoking who killed her baby, but missed on purpose.
A veteran trainer who exiled himself in the mountains for years to train and become stronger. His encounter with Mizu leads him to rethink his mindset and seek out more of the outside world instead of sticking to one place.
- Ascended Extra: A rather minor Character of the Day in canon.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: His Machop.
- Break the Haughty: At first, was very confidant that he could out perform most of his younger opponents thanks to his age and experience. His subsequent losing streak to those same young trainers quickly knock his ego down a few pegs that he almost seems depressed.
- Covert Pervert: He's apparently reading the Alphanegan Chronicles.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Has an Onix, Rhydon and Golem in his team.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Save for the one time he said his real name, he's mostly referred to as "the Hiker", or "Mister Hiker", in Mizu's case.
- Fight Off the Kryptonite: His Rhydon can Surf, but hates water.
- Heroic BSoD: Has a brief one when Paul defeats him and calls him "pathetic".
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Mizu.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His Golbat knows Screech.
- Named by the Adaptation: His real name is revealed as "Monty Near Hawkings".
- Oh, Crap!: Played for Laughs; when he tells Mizu about Santa, he has to make up stuff on the fly so as to not to give her "that" talk.
- Phrase Catcher: "I'm not 'kid', I'm Mizu", whenever he calls Mizu "kid".
- Playing with Fire; His Vulpix.
- Poisonous Person: His Golbat.
- Shipper on Deck: After encountering Misty again, he assumes that Ash is her boyfriend.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: When fighting Captain Crook, he's having none of his Fantastic Racism against Mizu.
- Super Mode: Received a Key Stone in the Battle Dome Tournament. He plans to evolve his Onix and find a Mega Stone for him one day.
- Taking You with Me: His Golem knows Explosion, and is forced to use it to take out Paul's Torterra when the latter defeats half the Hiker's team on its own.
- Unskilled, but Strong: His Pokémon are high-leveled, but they constantly lose to less experienced trainers. It's implied that his exile in the mountains has not allowed him to fight varied opponents, resulting in this.
Professor Oak's grandfather, and the greatest Pokemon Master who ever lived. Pallet Town was named after him for his achievements.
- Adaptational Badass: In Shudo's novelizations, he was a trainer who barely made it into the Top 1000 rankings, which for their standards was considered impressive. Here, he's considered to be the greatest Pokémon Master to have ever lived.
- The Beastmaster: More so than other Trainers, he managed to train over one-hundred and fifty-one Pokemon.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: He became a trainer to protect his region, always trying to help others and thwart crimes whenever he could.
- Famed in Story: Is called the greatest Pokemon Master who ever lived.
- Humble Hero: He wasn't particularly boastful about his achievements, neither amused that his hometown was renamed after him.
- Posthumous Character: Died decades before the start of the main story.
- Red Baron: Pallet the Invincible.
A Professor in archaeology. He's the one who took Eve in and gave her her name.
- Named by the Adaptation: Never named in canon.
The Eevee Bros (Rainer, Pyro, and Sparky)
Triplets who live in Stone Town, and after their mother's passing, they've had to raise their younger brother on the last leg before he's ready to begin his Pokémon journey. Rainer competes in Leagues, Sparky in the Pokéathlon and Pyro in Pokémon Contests. They prefer using evolved Pokémon, especially those who evolve through stones.
- Big Brother Instinct: They're very protective of their little brother, and while they veer a little into the Knight Templar Big Brother territory, they genuinely want him to succeed and be happy.
- Green Thumb: Rainer has an Exeggutor, and Pyro has a Sunflora.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Mild example. Rainer and Sparky confront Ash rather aggressively because they fear Mikey will try to emulate him and fail.
- Making a Splash: Rainer's Vaporeon. He also has a Cloyster and a Poliwrath.
- Not So Similar: To the Cerulean Sisters. Both sets of older siblings have colorful hair colors and somewhat rough personalities, but unlike the Sisters they genuinely care for their little brother and want what is best for him.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Pyro has a Clefable, and Sparky has a Wigglytuff.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Rainer has a Mismagius.
- Playing with Fire: Pyro's Flareon. He also owns a Ninetales.
- Poisonous Person: Rainer has a Nidoking.
- Promotion to Parent: After their mother passed away, they had to continue raising Mikey until he was ready to begin his journey, and it seems one of them will have to take over the family business and leave his trainer career.
- Related in the Adaptation: Less so than in the original actually: it's mentioned that Mikey is their half brother in Reset.
- Shock and Awe: Sparky's Jolteon. He also has a Raichu.
The youngest of the Eevee brothers, who is still trying to decide what he wants to do now that he's old enough to be a trainer.
- Age Lift: He's closer to Ash's age in this timeline.
- Non-Elemental: His Eevee.
- Not So Similar: To Misty in this timeline. Both are younger siblings to a pair of much older siblings who can be a bit much to deal with. However Mikey has a positive relationship with his brothers, while Misty does not have it with her sisters.
- Related in the Adaptation: Less so than in the original, as his older triplet brothers and he do not share a father, only a mother.
A trainer with four Pokémon leagues under his belt, aiming for a fifth one. The current uprise of talented rookie trainers has spurred him to seek them out to learn how to beat them in case one of them ends up as his opponent and kicks him out of the league early, as had happened the previous year.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Slight example; he appears before the Indigo League seeking Ash out in Pallet Town.
- Bullying a Dragon: Almost literally; when Iris calls him out about spying on Ash, he challenges her. Big mistake, and his Exeggutor ends up triggering Axew's evolution.
- Green Thumb: His Exeggutor.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Obviously.
- Love Is a Weakness: At the very least he feels it is for active trainers.
- Married to the Job: He believes trainers should be this.
- Psychic Powers: His Exegguttor is part Psychic-type.
- Red Baron: Known as "the Astounding Mandi".
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After his Exeggutor loses to Axew and to top it off, triggers his evolution, Iris tells him up front that if he fights Ash he's going to lose. He promptly he decides to leave.
- Trauma Button: Mid-battle evolution deflates his desire to battle quickly, as it was what had knocked him out early last time.
A young entertainer who performs as an imitator with her Ditto, but also likes to battle on the side.
- Ditto Fighter: Obviously.
- Master of Disguise: Possibly, unless she's a Bloodliner.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's unknown whether she's a Bloodliner, or just as much of a Master of Disguise as she was in canon.
The socially awkward twenty-five year old heir of the Silph Company and a league competing trainer with several wins under his belt. Skilled with both battling and programming, the in-universe creator of the Upgrade that lets Porygon evolve into Porygon2. In-universe battles with weaker Beta Teams and stronger Alpha Teams.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He uses a Golisopod when testing Ash.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Uses a Midnight Lycanroc against Ash.
- Foil: To both Ash and Red, despite being fully human. He uses data calculations like Red, but uses computer science to calculate them instead of an innate ability. He's also socially awkward like Red. Like Ash he is openly affectionate towards his Pokemon and represents a different take on Red's criticisms of not giving fights his all by using deliberately weaker teams to mask his true strength and observe the skill level of his opponents. Unlike either of them he grew up in wealth.
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: He disguised himself as one to gauge Ash's abilities.
- Hero of Another Story: His many trophies, including gold victory trophies from Johto, Sinnoh, and Unova, are certainly this.
- No Social Skills: Enough that a lot of his fake persona around Ash needs to be kept up by his A.I Cepu to make it convincing.
- Shock and Awe: He uses an Alolan Raichu when testing Ash.
- Worthy Opponent: He admits that Ash impressed him in their first battle.
Corey Gareth Oakton
- Appears in: Main Story | Lorelei Interlude
Runner-up of last year's Indigo League.
- Adaptational Badass: Downplayed example, but his Venusaur manages to last more against Mewtwo's clone, instead of going down in a single hit.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Has a Hitmonlee.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Has a Scyther.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Has a Sandslash.
- Giant Flyer: Arrives to New Island flying on a Pidgeot.
- Green Thumb: His main Pokémon is a Venusaur named Bruteroot.
- Named by the Adaptation: His full name is Corey Gareth Oakton.
- An Ice Person: Received an Alolan Sandshrew from an egg he traded with Lilo.
- The Rival: Mentioned to have beaten Rainer of the Eevee brothers a couple of times in his career.
- Appears in: Main Story | Holiday Special 2017
A trainer who mostly specializes in Water-types, semi-finalist of last year's Indigo League. Has expressed interest in becoming the next Cerulean Gym Leader.
- Dragon Rider: Arrived to New Island riding on his Gyarados.
- Making a Splash: Most of his Pokémon are Water-types.
- Magikarp Power: Mentions this is the best way to get a Gyarados to listen to you, raising it from a Magikarp.
- Named by the Adaptation: Has the surname Blueman.
- Poisonous Person: His starter was a female Nidoran, currently a Nidoqueen.
- The Rival: Will become one to Misty in the future, for ownership of the Cerulean Gym.
- Worthy Opponent: Sees Misty as one, and proposes that they battle each other in the next Whirl Cup.
- Appears in: Main Story | Elite Four Drake Interlude
A semi-finalist from last year's Indigo League. She's an orphan who pays for her home with her League winnings.
- Adaptational Badass: Downplayed example, but her Blastoise manages to last a bit more against Mewtwo's clone, instead of going down in a single hit.
- Green Thumb: Has a Vileplume.
- Making a Splash: Owns a Blastoise and a Dewgong.
- Only One Name: She's confimed to be an orphan, so she doesn't have a surname.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Has a Wigglytuff.
- Playing with Fire: Has a Ninetales and a Rapidash.
- Appears in: Reset Bloodlines Holiday Special 2020
A young boy from Vermillion City, who wants to find and capture Mew.
- Didn't Think This Through: When the Dude asks him how he planned to capture Mew, he sheepishly had to admit he didn't have a plan yet.
- Appears in: Reset Bloodlines Holiday Special 2020
A young girl from Vermillion City, daughter of Professor Cerise.
- Fantastically Indifferent: Her reaction to Gengar haunting her father's place and making a mess is mild inconvenience, at best.
The Pewter City's gym leader, who specializes in Rock-type Pokemon.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: While not as badly off as Misty, both of his parents are dead, and as shown in the Brock & Lucy Gaiden, it took him a while to fully recover.
- Age Lift: He was 15 years old as of his debut in the anime. Given that the story establishes that trainers normally must be at least 18 to become Gym Leaders, and he had been doing so for some time two years ago, this makes him at least 20-21.
- Amazon Chaser: Finds Lucy's height, physical strength and superb trainer skills something very appealing.
- Better as Friends: He and Solidad went on a couple of dates, but ultimately settled as friends instead of pursuing a relationship.
- Demoted to Extra: He doesn't travel with Ash this time around, partly because unlike with Misty, Ash is unable to restore his memories even imperfectly, and partly because he's engaged.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He's a Rock-type specialist, plus several of his Pokémon are part Ground-types.
- Eyes Always Shut: As per canon. Lucy actually finds this particular trait cute.
- Fossil Revival: Uses the Omanyte and Kabuto lines for his official Gym matches.
- Heroic BSoD: Was in a long one after his parents died. Lucy snapped him out of it.
- He's Back: His battle performance suffered for a time after his parents' death, and he could have lost the gym over it, but with Lucy's help, he managed to up his winning percentage.
- Making a Splash: Uses several fossil Pokémon that are half Rock, half Water-types.
- Named by the Adaptation: Played with. While his surname was never mentioned in the anime proper, the story uses the surname "Harrison", as stated by his voice actor in an interview.
- Official Couple: With Pike Queen Lucy.
- Promotion to Parent: To his siblings, this time much more seriously since his parents are dead.
The Sensational Sisters
Misty's older sisters, and the Cerulean City Gym leaders, who specialized in Water-type Pokemon. They're known for being extremely weak and easy to defeat leaders, since they are performers rather than trainers.
- Adaptational Ugliness: In canon, they are naturally beautiful, while in the fic, they are said to have used a lot of plastic surgery.
- Adaptational Villainy: In canon, the Sensational Sisters were merely irresponsible and uninterested in their duties as Gym Leaders. While they teased Misty, they were never actually cruel in doing so and genuinely cared about her. At the end of their debut episode, they gave Ash a Cascade Badge out of gratitude for him saving their gym. The fic makes them flat-out corrupt (it's implied they offer trainers money and/or sex in exchange for them throwing matches), keep their Pokémon confined in balls for months at a time, outright hate Misty (referring to her as "it" and kicking her out as soon as they can), and trick/force Ash into a battle they're sure he'll lose so they can keep their gym, not caring that he'll be barred from taking part in Gym Battles for a year if he does.
- Bigger Stick: They try to beat Ash by tricking/forcing him into a non-travelling battle, which would let them overwhelm him with much higher-level Pokémon. However, this doesn't work, since most of Daisy's badge-eight team is very out of shape from being confined to Pokéballs for so long.
- Brainless Beauty: All three of them, even worse than in canon.
- Breeding Slave: Kidnapped by the Bloodliner King to serve as these.
- Everyone Has Standards: According to Misty, even they would find wearing a skimpy sling bikini "too indecent".
- Fantastic Racism: They never liked Misty to begin with, but things only got worse after they found out she was a Bloodliner.
- Hypocrite: After forcing Ash into an unfair battle they're certain he will lose, they still have the gall of accusing him of cheating when their chances of winning become less certain.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: They sometimes think of Misty as an "it," showing how little they think of her.
- It's All About Me: They don't care that their plan to keep their gym will force Ash to wait a year to challenge other gyms if it succeeds.
- Making a Splash: Water-type specialists.
- Moral Myopia: They trick/force Ash into a non-traveling battle, then have the gall to accuse him of not playing fair when their chances of victory become less certain.
- Not So Similar: To the Eevee Bros. Both are pairs of older siblings with a younger sibling and rough personalities, but unlike the Eevee Bros they do not get along with their younger sibling at all.
- One Steve Limit: Averted with Daisy, who shares her name with Gary's older sister.
- Paper Tiger: The Sensational Sisters' strongest team is actually extremely weak due to months of inactivity. Despite containing the likes of Cloyster, Poliwrath, and Kingdra, Ash considers their battle to be more of a challenging second gym battle than an eighth gym battle like it's supposed to be.
- Related in the Adaptation: Siebold is their cousin in this continuity.
- Sore Loser: They get increasingly angry when they're unable to defeat Ash's Pokémon, despite using their strongest team, culminating in a borderline murderous rage after Ash wins the battle. Even as they're being arrested by Nurse Joy, they give off furious and half-insane screams.
- Spoiled Brat: Their parents's constant pampering made them into spoiled children who never grew up.
- Valley Girl: Like in canon, they talk this way.
Misty's late grandmother, and the original Cerulean Gym Leader.
- An Ice Person: One of the Pokémon she had during her time was a Lapras.
- Making a Splash: Started the tradition of Water-type specialists in the Cerulean Gym.
- Meaningful Name: An ondine (or undine) is a category of elemental beings associated with water.
- Old-Timey Bathing Suit: She seems to be wearing one of these in the Whirl Cup video Misty and Anabel watch during the Indigo league.
- Poisonous Person: She owned a Tentacruel, as shown in the Whirl Cup video.
- Posthumous Character: She's long dead by the present time.
- Psychic Powers: One of her Pokémon was a Slowking.
- Superior Successor: Inverted. She was considered an extremely skilled Gym Leader. Her son only inherited a fraction of her talent, and her three eldest grandaughters not even that.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Each of her granddaughters inherited physical traits from her; Lily got her eyes, Violet her nose, and Misty and Daisy her hair.
Vermillion City's Gym leader, who specializes in Electric-type Pokemon. A war veteran.
- Adaptational Heroism: Unlike his anime counterpart, he doesn't get his jollies from "beating up babies".
- Adaptational Nice Guy: While he's still cocksure, he's not a jerk about it, bringing him more in tune with his video game counterpart.
- Calling Your Attacks: Manages to give himself an edge by using code-names. It's implied that he picked this up from his time in the military.
- Drowning My Sorrows: In the Holiday Special, he goes for his beer after reflecting on how many of his war buddies have died.
- Hypocritical Humor: After hearing about the Sensational Sisters getting fired, Lt. Surge calls them "tactless." His Raichu all shake their heads at this.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: He goes for a beer the moment he realizes how many of his old war buddies are dead.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He withdraws one of his Raichu to prevent it from being maimed or killed by a supercharged Razor Leaf attack.
- Large Ham: Especially during battles.
- Older Than They Look: He looks to be about his canon age, but he has to be at least 58.
- Red Baron: The Lightning Unovan.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Downplayed. He's rather nice and respectful to people in general, but it's clear that his time in the war has taken its toll on him.
- Shock and Awe: Electric-type specialist.
- You Will Not Evade Me: He has a Joltik that knows Spider Web.
Celadon City's Gym leader, who specializes in Grass-type Pokemon.
- The Ace: She's an excellent gym leader, the head of one of the largest department store chains in the world, and a major player in Kanto politics. And she carries a lot of respect in all three fields.
- Adaptational Badass: Erika is an even more skilled trainer than she was in the original timeline, and she holds a lot of power in business and politics.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Ash fights her for his fourth badge, rather than his fifth.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Not many people remember that, in the anime, she never banned Ash from entering her Gym, her staff did, and accepted Ash's challenge when his disguise was revealed. Here, she bans evey male from entering the gym for the crime of one man. Downplayed however in that she eventually removed said ban on her own accord after her Gym battle with Ash.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Heavily implied after Lorelei bribes her with a Gym Leader swimsuit calendar.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Numerous male trainers lost to her because they didn't have their heads in the game, thanks to the girls in her gym being affectionate with one another.
- She herself is not necessarily immune to this: Morana's good looks distracted her longer than Paul was and he's a teenage boy. She also stared at Elesa during the Pokémon World Tournament.
- Does Not Like Men: Comes across as this at first, although it's softened after her battle with Ash. Her interlude shows that she doesn't have a dislike for men in general, only for those who look down on women or perverts.
- Freudian Excuse: Not for hating men...but for banning men from fighting in the gym...someone used a gym fight to distract her from watching a friend's wedding...and was a voyeur, traumatizing the friends.
- Green Thumb: Grass-type specialist.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Erika is the head of a major department store chain, and by all accounts runs her business ethically.
- Hypocrite: She gets annoyed at male trainers getting distracted by the PDAs between girls in her gym. But in Chapter 18, she stares at Morana's breasts for about thirty seconds by Paul's estimation.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Is conventionally feminine in addition to being a lesbian.
- Merchant Prince: A female variation. While she doesn't actually hold government office, she does have a lot of political influence.
- Red Baron: Kanto's Nature-Loving Princess.
- Sleepyhead: Suffers of narcolepsy, although it's implied that she sometimes fakes it to make people angry.
Fuchsia City's Gym leader, who specializes in Poison-type Pokemon. Recently inherited the position of Gym Leader from her father Koga.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: While specializing in Poison, like her father she showed a lot of use of Bug/Poison types. She used a Venomoth to fight Paul, and her final Pokemon against Ash was an Ariados.
- Child Prodigy: A skilled ninja even as a child, outclassing many of her father's other students in her assignments.
- Cutting the Knot: How she passed one of her father's lessons quickly: While everyone else was trying to get at a target with more complicated methods ranging from jetpacks to spring shoes, she used a Pokemon. In the Pokemon world.
- Doppelgänger Spin: Implemented a lot of Double Team useage in her gym battle against Ash, though she eventually dropped the strategy after Ash showed a manner of countering it.
- Heiress To The Dojo: Her position as Fuchsia City's Gym Leader is partly due to her status as this.
- Ninja: She's in line to become the leader of Fuchsia's ninja clan, and is skilled in a variety of arts.
- Poisonous Person: Poison-type specialist, same as her father.
- Sorry That I'm Dying: A preemptive one, but when she was out of town during the Fuchsia Tag Team Tournament, her gym had a sign apologizing if she dies while gone and is unable to battle the challenger reading it.
- Teens Are Short: She's described as being a bit taller than Anabel, but shorter than Misty and the other main characters.
- Took a Level in Badass: Dexter implies that she originally struggled with her gym roles after being given the title, partially explaining a sizeable amount of Soul Badges being out among Ash's debut year trainers. However by the time Ash went to challenger her she had gotten better footing as to how to be a gym leader, and her win-loss ratio became more reflective of how skilled she actually was.
- Trap Master: Due to knowing what Ash was liable to use against her (namely Charizard and Butterfree), she fought Ash with Stealth Rock and later Toxic Spikes tied to Stealth Rock.
Former leader of the Fuchsia Gym, and current head of the Fuchsia Ninja Clan who specializes in Poison-type Pokémon. He's currently aiming for an Elite Four spot.
- Adaptational Badass: He was a Gym Leader in the original timeline. In the new one, by the time Ash reached the Fuchsia Gym, he's left the position to his daughter and is currently aiming for an Elite Four spot.
- Berserk Button: Jetpack ninjutsu.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: One of his main Pokémon is Venomoth.
- Composite Character: Was only ever a Gym Leader in the anime. Here, he also plans to become an Elite Four, just like in the games.
- Good Parents: To Janine.
- Ninja: Obviously.
- Poisonous Person: Poison-type specialist.
- Rank Up: He's aiming for this, becoming an Elite Four member.
- Teleportation: His Venomoth is able to do this.
- Turn Out Like His Father: Defied. He strongly despises his abusive father, so he seeks to be as good of a parent as possible to Janine.
Saffron City's Gym leader, who specializes in Psychic-type Pokemon. She's a Psychic Heart bloodliner.
- Adaptational Late Appearance: In the anime, Ash fought her for the fourth badge. Here, the fourth badge was Erika's (just like in the games) and he got his sixth badge from battling her.
- Adaptational Sexuality: No canon works in the franchise have made her asexual. The author notes hint this was done mostly to try and stop requests for Ash x Sabrina in the fic, which did not work it seems.
- Adaptational Villainy: She was already villainous in the anime. Here, she goes all the way to being a murderer who kills those she considers weak. It's also worth noting that her anime self turned evil due to her mind being warped by her Psychic Powers and she quickly turned good after being "cured" by a Haunter. Here, she's of sound mind and chose evil of her own free will.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's very tall and has dark hair, and has a cold personality to match. Dan even considers her attractive.
- Asexuality: She's completely uninterested in sex.
- Cop Killer: Among her victims were a group of Busters sent to apprehend her. She was also tempted to murder Ito Jenny, but decided against the idea since her death would only serve to depress Neko.
- Create Your Own Hero: The nasty things she did to the people of Turquoise Town eventually drove a bug catcher named Tommy to stand up to her. Oddly enough, she's actually happy about this development (after some initial anger), seeing it as proof that her theories about motivating people were right all along.
- Didn't See That Coming: She thought she would be prepared for anything that Ash might throw to her. What she did not expect was that he would create a Z-Crystal and use a Z-Move to defeat her Mega Alakazam.
- The Dreaded: Those aware of her actions stay well away. Those who don't stay away learn to regret it.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appeared in a few scenes before her official debut which shows that she survived into the Bad Future Wes came from.
- Enfant Terrible: Got her start as a villain at only twelve years old, when she made attacks on people and property in an effort to drive her fellow citizens to improve themselves.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even after going off the deep end, she still loved her father, and hypnotized him so he would leave town and she would not have to kill him when he tried to stop her.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- She doesn't like the Bloodliner King and wants nothing to do with him. She outright calls him a monster.
- While she has few qualms about cold-blooded murder, she won't kill Pokémon for the crimes — real or imagined — of their trainers. She simply knocks out Dario's Dodrio when she kidnaps him rather than doing something more harmful, and she goes out of her way to release Melvin's Exeggutor after killing him.
- She specifically dislikes patricide, and decries Ash's father/ the Bloodliner King for killing his mother.
- When she saw MissingNo in Ash's memories of a dream, she genuinely offered a dreamcatcher as a preventative measure.
- Evil Laugh: Lets out an EPIC one when Tommy proves her right about her theories.
- Evil Mentor: Has shades of this during Chapter 34 with her interest in improving Ash.
- Evil vs. Evil: Has shades of this trope in how she interacted with Ash about the Bloodliner King.
- Evil Virtues: For all her extremist views, she's not one to bear grudges, and even feels genuine gratitude for Tommy's attempt to make things more comfortable for her in solitary confinement.
- Exact Words:
- She'll only spare challengers who she considers "strong enough to live". That doesn't mean they have to win.
- When her powers awakened, her father told her she should use them to make the world a better place. Too bad her concept of "making the world a better place" greatly differs from everybody else's.
- Foil/Evil Counterpart: To Anabel, of all people. Both of them are Psychic Heart Bloodliners, and they were both taught to use their powers to make the world a better place by their respective guardians. Unfortunately, Sabrina lost her moral compass and decided that the only way to make the world a better place was to instill fear into people to make them bring out their true potential, and kill off those who weren't willing to do so.
- Graceful Loser: She bears no ill will towards Tommy for arresting her, even thinking that the fact he took her down proves that he was right in his convictions.
- Intelligence = Isolation: As a child, she focused on her studies, and didn't have friends due to not having anyone who was her intellectual match.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Her murder of Melvin resulted in Ash catching his Exeggutors. Those Exeggutors and their grudge on her for it would later prove instrumental in saving Ash after Sabrina kidnapped him by Teleporting The Cavalry in and reverting the tide of the battle by countering her Zerg Rush tactics with their own.
- Logical Weakness:
- Her Telepathy doesn't extent to Technopathy, which allows Dexter to prepare a Gondor Calls for Aid plan against her without her noticing until too late.
- She also needs to make visual contact to use Hypnosis, and the attack can be blocked by protective glasses. It's implied this played in a factor in Tommy taking her down.
- Might Makes Right: She seems to hold this view to an extent, even when she herself is the one on the losing end.
- Mind Control: Can use Hypnosis to great effect, although she needs to make eye contact with the victim.
- Mind over Matter: In addition to having Psychic Powers herself, she's a Psychic-type specialist.
- Misery Builds Character: Likes to put people in stressful situations to determine whether they are worthy to live. Her entire descent involved tormenting her hometown until someone decided to stand up to her, and she is quite pleased when gym challengers continue to fight, even when they know they have no chance, a lack of word comprehension notwithstanding.
- Missing Mom: Her mother died when she was two years old, as revealed in her gaiden.
- Monster Fangirl: She admires Twenty Gyarados Bill, despite the rest of the world viewing him as a monster. While Sabrina acknowledges that he's a mass murderer, she also respects the fact that he went from "mediocre among the mediocre" to a man who carved his name on history and changed the world forever.
- Motive Rant: Gives a rather lengthy one at the end of her oneshot. Albeit, unlike most examples of this trope, it was out of joy rather than anger or frustration.
- Not So Similar: To the Bloodline King. Both are Social Darwinists and responsible for the deaths of innocent people, but their ideal views on life are radically different. Sabrina's ideal world is a Meritocracy where the people who are above average in something can live and the average masses are non-existent or at least not a 'threat' to the talented, with this category being regardless of exact species. The Bloodline King follows a master race mentality where the winner is simply being a Bloodliner, with him as the biggest winner of all and misery for all who aren't like him.
- She even claims in her Gaiden that it's not her power what makes her special, but her ambition and determination, and thinks likewise of everybody else. She even uses a metaphor of a person who is born poor but becomes rich thanks to hard work versus a person who is born rich but loses everything thanks to their incompetence, implying that she doesn't think that being a Bloodliner is enough to consider somebody remarkable.
- Pragmatic Villainy:
- Apparently, part of why Sabrina lets "worthy trainers" live is because it encourages weak ones to challenge her due to having proof that there is a chance of surviving.
- She's also willing to let "unworthy" people live as a reward for those she considers worthy to encourage them to try their best or if their deaths will only serve to depress others and make them unremarkable, which is the opposite of what she wants.
- Psychic Children: Those psychic powers of hers manifested when she was ten years old.
- Psychic Powers: Her powers in this timeline are the result of her Psychic Heart Bloodline. Unfortunately, unlike Anabel, she doesn't use them for good.
- The Social Darwinist: She will kill any challenger that she doesn't consider remarkable. This isn't restricted to only being strong however: she values intelligence and other traits and will consider someone worthy of living if they are sufficient at them instead of raw strength.
- Sparing the Aces: True to her philosophy, if a challenger manages to impress her, she'll let him or her live.
- Super Mode: Can Mega Evolve one of her Alakazam.
- Superpower Lottery: Like Iris, she's a Heart Bloodliner of a type infamous for being overpowered.
- Telepathy: She can read minds, and in chapter 26, she used her power to learn the truth about Ash.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Her descent into villainy started with her writing an essay on Twenty Gyarados Bill where she praised him. Her teachers and father were understandably disturbed when reading it. Everything quickly went downhill for the people in her hometown after that.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: It's quite sad to see her in the beginning of her oneshot, when she was willing to use her powers to help people. However, people began taking advantage of her goodwill and had her help them with very mundane tasks so they didn't have to work as hard, which disgusted her.
- Villain Has a Point: Regardless of how evil she might be, it's hard to disagree with the speech she delivers to Dario before killing him about how people like him choose to hamper those with talent to make themselves look better instead of working to be better.
- Villain Protagonist: Of her oneshot.
- Villain Respect:
- She tells the Emissary that from what she had seen of Ash he is more than worthy of living, even if he didn't have a Bloodline. She extends this to anyone who can impress her, like Dan. She also holds this towards Ash's Pokedex of all things for the hours it spent planning a counter to her.
- She also holds this for Tommy for daring to stand up to her in Turquoise town, and over a decade later she holds him in even higher regard for being the one to take her down.
- Visionary Villain: She dreams of a world that is a meritocracy, where people are free to try and reach the top based on their merits.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants a world where the people at the top earned their position based on merit rather than on things like lineage. While that goal isn't so bad by itself, her way of achieving that world involves killing those she considers unremarkable or otherwise doing horrible things to them to give them the motivation to do something remarkable.
- Worthy Opponent: As Ash continues to fight back against her while denying her goal of using his Bloodliner Powers in Chapter 34, she feels a mix of frustration at his stubbornness and respect. This also extends to the Pokedex for its part in bringing the rest of Ash's Pokémon to level up the playing field against her army of Psychic-types.
Cinnabar Island's Gym Leader, who specializes in Fire-type Pokémon. Also a notorious Pokémon researcher.
- Berserk Button: Do not mess with his granddaughter.
- Classy Cane: Carries one like in the games, with a Keystone on the tip's end for Mega Evolution.
- Cool Old Guy:
- 69 years old and considered one of Kanto's strongest Gym Leaders.
- His Houndoom also counts, since despite being old, is still capable of fighting at a seventh badge level battle (at least with Mega Evolution).
- Dark Is Not Evil: Has a Houndoom. The riddle of his Gym entrance references this.
- Noodle Incident: The Pokémon Mansion used to be his research site, but something happened there (apparently an experiment Gone Horribly Wrong) and he abandoned the place.
- Old Friend: With Moore.
- Papa Wolf: That one Team Rocket Grunt found out the hard way why messing with his granddaughter Alish is a bad idea.
- Playing with Fire: Fire-type specialist.
- Power at a Price: His Houndoom gains the ability Solar Power (boosts the attacks' power at the cost of some health in harsh sunlight) upon Mega Evolution. However, he's learned to use it in controlled bursts by activating and deactivating it.
- Riddle Me This: Ash pictures him this way during his Imagine Spot. His interlude confirms he's still this as in canon.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: He picked up that Ash was a bloodliner, though he didn't comment on it to Ash.
- Super Mode: Has a Houndoom capable of Mega Evolution.
- You Don't Look Like You: Lampshaded by Ash, since he looks now like his in-game self.
Viridian City's Gym leader, who specializes (mostly) in Ground-type Pokemon. He's also secretly the Leader of Team Rocket. See the Team Rocket folder on the Villains page for his tropes.
Matcha City's Gym Leader, who specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon. A martial arts expert.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting-type specialist.
- Close-Range Combatant: He and his Pokémon favor this for the most part, though they can use ranged moves if required.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: The three Pokémon he uses against A.J, Hitmonlee, Primeape and Hitmonchan, can use Blaze Kick, Ice Punch and Thunder Punch respectively.
- Lightning Bruiser: According to A.J, his Pokémon can take and dish a lot of punishment, and are pretty fast to move and attack.
- Megaton Punch: His Primeape can use Focus Punch. At the cost of reduced power he's able to deliver it faster than normal, though he makes up for it with the power boost given by Anger Point.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: His Hitmonchan is able to use Bullet Punch. His Hitmonlee also uses Double Kick to this effect.
One of Kanto's Elite Four, who specializes in Ice and Water-Type Pokemon. Misty idolizes her.
- The Ace: She's a beautiful woman with plenty of smarts, charisma, determination, and one of the strongest trainers of her region.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Introduced during Ash's Kanto journey instead of the Orange Islands.
- Affectionate Nickname: Frey calls her ice nymph.
- Battle Couple: With Frey.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Dating her childhood friend Frey.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Her Mamoswine is part Ground-type.
- Dude Magnet: A lot of men try to ask her out. Probably downplayed after her romance with Frey becomes public knowledge.
- Even the Girls Want Her: When she blew a kiss to Frey, even the girls swooned. And there's also Erika expressing dismay to know that she was already dating someone.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She enjoys collecting Pokémon plush dolls of all sizes and shapes since she was a child.
- Green Thumb: Her Abomasnow is part Grass-type.
- Guile Hero: Winners of the tournaments she organizes get any favour from her within reason. She had to fulfill some of her favours by being one. When Iris asked her to let Ash battle Erika despite the latter's ban on males challenging her, she managed to achieve it by bribing Erika with a swimsuit calendar. Lorelei also pointed out to Erika that it was unlikely the ban was going to last in any case and she might as well start with Ash who by all appearance is a decent boy.
- An Ice Person: She's primarily an Ice-type specialist.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Her Slowbro can use Hyper Voice.
- Making a Splash: Several of her Pokémon are also Water-types.
- Meganekko: As per canon, she wears glasses.
- Mind over Matter: Her Jynx is very effective at using telekinetic abilities.
- Most Writers Are Writers: She writes magazine articles and light novels under the Pen Name "Prima".
- Ms. Fanservice: Very attractive, and willingly posed for a swimsuit calendar.
- No-Sell: Her Abomasnow has Soundproof, rendering it immune to sound-based attacks.
- Playing with Fire: Her Slowbro can use Fire Blast.
- Psychic Powers: Her Jynx is part Psychic-type.
- Signature Move: Her Dewgong was bred with Icicle Spear, which he likes to use as his personal Finishing Move.
- Statuesque Stunner: Described as tall and considered attractive.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Noted to look a lot like her mother Olga, except for the hair color.
- Super Mode: Her Abomasnow can Mega Evolve.
- Teleportation: Her Jynx can use this move.
- Tournament Arc: She held a small and impromptu one in Celadon City. She's apparently in the habit of doing it.
- Under the Mistletoe: Had her First Kiss with Frey like this.
One of Kanto's Elite Four, who specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting-type specialist. He's shown using a Machamp, Hitmontop and Hitmonchan in his battle with Ash.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His Giant Onix.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He defeated Falkner thanks to his Giant Onix after his Pidgeot had defeated half his team.
- Related in the Adaptation: He's the son of Hala and the father of Hau.
- Worthy Opponent: He acknowledges Ash's skills as a trainer when they battle, especially after he manages to take down one of his Pokémon.
One of Kanto's Elite Four, who specializes in Ghost and Poison-Type Pokemon.
- Big Sister Instinct: She was rather overprotective of her brother Tony and him going missing in the Drowning Woods was a major shock for her.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Samuel Oak.
- Grumpy Old Man: Her granddaughter Enide claims that she gives off this impression to people.
- I Was Quite a Looker: The image of her when she was 15 show she was quite cute.
- Meaningful Name: Her surname definitely goes well with Ghost-types.
- Named by the Adaptation: She's given the surname Grimm.
- Never Mess with Granny: Despite her old age, she's part of the Elite Four, and Bruno mentions to have taught her how to do a headlock. She's revealed to be an actual granny in the Ghosts of Maiden's Peak Interlude.
- Noodle Incident: Oak described one time he saw her drunk as "terrifying" and "disturbing". This was later revealed to have been tied to a drinking contest with Alder. It's later implied that this was only one of several instances.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Her brother Tony died at the Drowning Woods and then reincarnated as a Gastly, so she chose to capture all the dangerous Ghost-types on that forest and become the best Ghost-type trainer to honor him.
- Poisonous Person: Her first two Pokemon were Poison-Types, before also specializing in Ghost-Types.
- Promotion to Parent: Her parents died when she was young, and was forced to take care of her brother all on her own.
- Related in the Adaptation: Confirmed to be Bertha's cousin.
- Secret Keeper: She knows about Oak's friendship with Hastings.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Her relationship with Professor Oak eventually evolved into this, mostly thanks to their experience at the Drowning Woods.
Kanto's current Champion, who specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon. Secretly works as part of the Pokémon G-Men.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Has red hair and red eyes.
- Dragon Rider: Often uses his Dragonite for traveling.
- Famed in Story: As Champion of Kanto.
- Family Theme Naming: Like the rest of the males in his family, his name is related to a spear weapon.
- Making a Splash: Has a Kingdra, which he also uses for underwater traveling.
- Missed the Call: Arceus tried to save him after Cynthia, but was unable to.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Dragon-type specialist, specializing in ones who are able to fly according to Clair.
The founder and main sponsor of the Battle Frontier. He's scouting skilled trainers to recruit as Frontier Brains with various battling styles, and oversees young trainers as potential challengers for the future.
- Accidental Pun: Made one during the Battle Dome Tournament.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In canon, he didn't show up until Ash returned to Kanto from Hoenn.
- Age Lift: Ash notes that he sounds younger, suggesting this to be the case.
- Face Palm: When Tucker gives the Tournament's name an unnecessary addition.
- Moment Killer: He ruins Red and Ash's dramatic moment by telling them to calm down.
Dome Ace Tucker
A Star Ace of the Spectacle battle style of professional leagues.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Introduced during Ash's first Kanto journey.
- Agent Peacock: As in canon.
- Large Ham: Some things never change...
- Super Mode: Several of his Pokemon can Mega Evolve.
Factory Head Noland
A former teacher in the Pokémon Tech trainer school of Kanto. After seeing his best students being handily defeated by Ash and Misty, he accepts Scott's offer to enter the Battle Frontier, representing the Smogon battling style.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Shows up before the Kanto Battle Frontier is even complete.
- Badass Teacher: Was a former teacher before becoming a Frontier Brain.
- Cool Teacher: His students considered him such during his time in the Pokémon Tech.
Pike Queen Lucy
A Queen of Fortune, known as the strongest in the All Force battle style, more common in underground battling. Has a fondness for serpentine Pokémon and squinty eyes.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Downplayed. While she has the looks and height, she's actually very nice, but is capable of being intimidating when she needs to.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's a very kind and caring person, no doubt about it. But mistaking her for a pushover would be... unwise, as a particular creep found out in the Brock & Lucy Gaiden.
- Cool Big Sis: To Brock's siblings. When she comes over for Christmas, they already consider her part of the family.
- Death Glare: Gave one to a creep who didn't take a "no" for an answer after throwing him into the pool.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She's much stronger than what her slender figure would suggest.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: The combination of her height, attitude, and badass training skills scared pretty much every boy she dated before Brock.
- Official Couple: With Brock.
- Oh, Crap!: When she realizes Brock saw her throwing a guy who tried to hit on her too agressively into the pool, she fears that he's going to dump her on the spot. Fortunately, not only Brock doesn't mind one bit, he's impressed.
- Sexy Mentor: Becomes this to Brock when she decides to train him to help him get back to his game.
- She's Got Legs: Has very long legs, which contribute to her height.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She describes Brock as "nice, attentive, and a perfect gentleman", and is clearly attracted to him from the get-go.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's very tall, although Brock thinks that's part of her beauty.
Obito the Teleporter and Feng of the Beedrill
Ancient ancestors of Koga and Janine, who fought during the Second Ninja Wars. Obito was a Bloodliner capable of teleportation, and Feng was known as a Mega-Evolution master. Obito died without siring any children, while Feng's lineage continues to live on to the present time.
- Bee Afraid: Feng's signature Pokémon was Beedrill.
- Captain Ersatz: They're obvious references to Obito Uchiha and Sui-Feng.
- Famous Ancestor: To the Fuchsia Ninja Clan.
- Ninja: Obviously.
- Signature Move: Teleport for Obito.
- Super Mode: Feng posessed a Keystone and Beedrillite, which are kept in the family shrine to be used only in times of dire need.
- Teleportation: Obito was capable of this.
- Weapon of Choice: Feng wielded a toxin weapon called Suzumebachi.
Founder of the Fisher Clan, and Jeanette Fisher's ancestor. Won many battles thanks to his unmatched (at the time) knowledge of the Victreebel evolutionary line, due to being a Victreebel Species Bloodliner.
- Famous Ancestor: To the Fisher Clan.
- Green Thumb: Part Grass-type.
- Meaningful Name: His name is the same as Victreebel's Japanese name, and he was a Victreebel species bloodliner.
- MuggleMage Romance: It's known that he married a normal human woman.
- Poisonous Person: Part Poison-type. He was the one who discovered that the Victreebel evolutionary line was this in addition to being Grass-types, and used it to his advantage.
- Weapon of Choice: The Victreebel family, which is later followed by his descendents.
A young woman from Kanto Village. She was Sir Aaron's lover in his lifetime, thus making her Ash and Delia's distant ancestor.
- Interclass Romance: She was just a humble villager, while Sir Aaron was a knight and heavily implied to be of noble birth.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. She has the same name as Delia's mother.
- Sacred Hospitality: She firmly believes in this.
- Samaritan Relationship Starter: She first met Sir Aaron when she found him passed out on the way to her village, having been struck by the fever outbreak in the region.