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    Ash Ketchum 

Ash Ketchum

Appears in: Main Story | Expanded Universe

A young trainer from Pallet Town. After Cyrus dismantled the universe once he gained mastery over control of time and space, Arceus chooses Ash and sends him back to the past, hoping that Ash could prevent this from happening. In the new timeline, he's reborn as a Lucario Bloodliner.

  • Accidental Pervert: In Chapter 47, he accidentally walks in on Iris naked while she's drying herself after a shower.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the original timeline, Ash was (mostly) an ordinary human. Here, he's a dual Bloodliner, which means superpowers.
  • Adaptational Curves: He's notably taller and implied to be more muscular than he was in canon. Iris implies he's over six feet, in the same sentence she states her plan to make him even more muscular.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Even before the time reset, Ash from the current timeline was less Book Dumb than his canon counterpart, being one of the only two Pallet Town trainers to meet Professor Oak's qualifications by passing a final test with a 90% or higher. This was later combined with early Kalos Ash's Taught by Experience smarts to create Reset Ash.
  • Age Lift: He's fifteen years old when his journey begins, rather than ten like in canon.
  • All-Loving Hero: Wouldn't be Ash if he wasn't this, to the point that he was even willing to offer aid to Mewtwo when Mewtwo has been threatening to destroy them. That's not to say, however, that he tolerates everything from bad people.
  • Attack Reflector: Uses Counter for the first time to shield Pikachu from an angry Fearow and its flock of Spearow, knocking them all out.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Part Fighting-type, due to being a Lucario Bloodliner.
  • Berserk Button:
    • People mistreating their Pokémon in general has always been one, but when Paul sends his Primeape blasting off into the sky, possibly with fatal results, this sets him off in an Unstoppable Rage.
    • He eventually develops another: threatening Misty and/or Iris. Also felt this somewhat for Serena as well as when meeting up again with Joshua (whose cheating resulted in Serena being forced to leave the Summer Camp) IMMEDIATELY sent him flying into a rage.
    • As hinted in the main story and the Oak's Summer Camp Gaiden, and later shown in the Big P Pokémon Race Interlude, he hates cheaters.
    • When Belladonna asked him if his mom sucked, the sheer implication of it made him noticeably angry.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Gives off this vibe with Midori during Chapter 36.
  • Broken Pedestal: Both on the giving and receiving end with Red, since their conflicting views on the use of their Bloodliner powers for competitive battling caused them to part on bad terms. By the time they meet again in Mewtwo's lair, both seem to have reached a better understanding of each other.
  • Carpet of Virility: Chapter 31 reveals that he has a healthy crop of body hair, which was teased in Chapter 29.
  • Character Development: As Kanto went on Ash becomes more open both to his attraction to the girls and to the idea of having siblings going from utterly uncomfortable with it to being comfortable with it.
  • Character Tics: As in canon, he tends to turn around his hat when he gets serious in a competition or battle.
  • Chaste Hero: Subverted. As a result of being a teenager now, he's starting to notice the physical appeal of his female companions, but tries not to show it. It becomes more downplayed over time, an in Chapter 36 he finally admits that he considers them all attractive.
  • The Chosen One: Arceus chose him to save the world from Cyrus, although he doesn't know that he was actually his third choice after he was unable to save Lance and Cynthia.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: If someone has a problem, he will not hesitate to help. Iris breaks down crying when she thinks she can't save her family? Ash invites her to travel with him to get stronger together. Boy can't evolve his Caterpie? Ash will send out a Pokemon of the right level to train against so it can evolve. Lara is injured because of sabotage and the one responsible might get away with it? He races in her stead and denies the cheater from getting what he wants. His travelling companions actually find this one of his more attractive traits.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Even back before he started his journey, and even before time reset, he was quite popular with girls. But he was oblivious to their affections, much to Delia's dismay. Remained this way to a degree, since he doesn't notice that his female companions are attracted to him. In Chapter 36 he does manage to internalize the fact they do like him, and afterwards becomes less of this trope.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Has a variety of abilities as a Lucario Bloodliner. Not only does Lucario have a rather impressive and varied movepool but they also have the power of Aura.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Ash is named after his grandfather, who died shortly before he was born.
  • Declaration of Protection: After snapping out of his Heroic BSoD, he vows to become stronger to protect the friends he still has.
  • Determinator: Nothing will ever stop him from reaching his goals.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Mentions he feels this way when he's rubbing suntan lotion on his female companions. Iris takes advantage of this when they practice hand-to-hand sparring, as she insists they do so shirtless.
  • Distressed Dude: Was briefly held captive by Hunter J. Then later Sabrina sends her Abra to kidnap him and bring him to her Gym. And Mewtwo captures him in a Poke Ball to try and use his DNA for his experiments.
  • Dragon Rider: Rides on Charizard's back during the Blastoise Island Interlude.
  • Dumbass No More: Because Cyrus isn't manipulating his skill level anymore, Ash is no longer an Idiot Hero.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Gets a bit of this during a swimsuit-shopping spree with Misty aboard the S.S. Anne and later with Misty, Anabel, and Iris during the Princess Festival, and also when Iris shows up to bathe with him at a waterfall.
  • Eureka Moment: Has a few several times, pulling off incredible wins from seemingly impossible situations.
    • With Erika, hampered by her Rain Dance, he counters it with his own Rain Dance, clearing the air of all moisture.
    • While in a stalemate against Lilo's Mudsdale, he spots Paul and gets the idea of having Pikachu use the field to attack, causing enough damage to finish Mudsdale off with an Iron Tail.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Beyond a guy flirting with him on the Seafoam Islands, Pikachu declares he was considered attractive 'by multiple species and genders' in the old timeline, much like the first. The author didn't give names though.
  • Everyone Has Standards: A sign of his maturity is that, while he remains an all-around Nice Guy and All-Loving Hero, he doesn't sit back and tolerate everything bad from other people. For example:
    • Unlike canon, he doesn't treat Paul like a potential friend.
    • He does not take kindly to people threatening his friends.
    • He's terrified at the thought of potentially being related to a murderer like Belladonna, though this is softened later after she helps in rescuing him from Sabrina.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Part Steel-type, due to being a Lucario Bloodliner.
  • Eye Scream: In a dream/vision Iris had in chapter 40 has her adopted father take out his right eye when her father objected to their relationship.
  • Facial Markings: The Z-shaped birthmarks on his cheeks are a major plot point in this timeline, as they are shared by most of his siblings.
  • Famed in Story: By the Fuchsia Tag Team Tournament, he has gained some renown. One guy commented on his battle with Erika, not realizing Ash was nearby. By Chapter 30, he's actually approached by a small group of aspiring trainers who are about to begin their journeys and are excited to meet him in person. And that's not even taking into account his popularity among several Pallet Town females.
    • It gets a bit deconstructed later on, given that his growing fame means that his future opponents (especially Gym leaders) become more aware of which Pokémon he has and what they can do, and thus can plan accordingly to fight him, as shown with Erika and Janine. Some even go as far to try and seek him out to test his skills firsthand, such as Mandi and Alexander Silph.
  • Fights Like a Normal: More like Fights Like a Normal Trainer, but the principle applies as he refuses to use his Super Empowering ability in competitive battling.
  • Flash Step: Training with Pikachu he accidentally teaches himself Quick Attack.
  • Foil: To Red. While both are powerful trainers, Red is a generally quiet person who battles with a general preference towards power, while Ash is generally loud and battles with more flexible techniques that aren't as powerful. Also while Ash generally doesn't use his bloodline abilities because he feels like it's cheating, Red doesn't see using his abilities as such as they are a natural part of him, comparing not using to them to a naturally fast person not running as fast as they can. Ash also enjoys more his competitions and Pokémon battles compared to Red, who takes them much more seriously. It's suggested by the Holiday Special 2017 that they were conceived around the same time as well.
    • Chapter 26 brings it up with training methods. Both believe in focusing on a Pokemon's strong points to cover their weak points, vs Paul's method of dealing with their weak points to match their strong points. However Red works with a Pokemon species's strong points, while Ash works with a Pokemon's individual strength.
    • Anabel also compares them on their view of the world as a whole: Ash is a person who enjoys life and tries to see the world in a positive light with a cheerful attitude, while Red seems to consider that the world is not a nice place and behaves in a subdued manner as a result.
  • Freudian Slip: During the S.S. Anne Interlude, when Misty asks him his opinion on some swimsuits she's trying:
    "Hey, with a body like that, any of those looks good."
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he uses his bloodline powers to temporarily increase one of his Pokémon's strength, both his eyes and those of said Pokémon flash brownish-orange.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Defied. One of the reasons he decided not to ask Delia about his father was because he feared it might come to something he was better off not knowing. This was a good decision, as he didn't take it super well when some of his father's colors were revealed.
  • Graceful Loser: Isn't too bothered by losing to Red in the Battle Dome Tournament, at least until he learned of Red's Victory Sight and believed Red cheated.
  • Has a Type: If his chat with Anabel in Chapter 31 is an indication, he might have a thing for girls with long hair.
  • Healing Hands: Learns Heal Pulse while training with Anabel.
  • The Hero: Obviously.
  • Heroic Bastard: He is all but stated to be illegitimate. The "Happy Birthday, Ash!" oneshot pretty much confirms it.
  • Heroic BSoD: He hits a pretty bad one after finding news on the Internet that reveal that Dawn, Cilan and Iris might be dead in this timeline.
  • Heroic Lineage: Lady Ilene calls him Sir Aaron's heir, and indeed, he is confirmed to be his ancestor in this timeline.
  • Heroic Vow: Makes one to himself and his Pokémon in Chapter 9, vowing to become strong enough to protect his friends. This drives him to save Misty at any cost when she gets poisoned by Vileplume spores.
  • Honor Before Reason: Zigzagged. While Ash doesn't use his Super Empowering abilities for the sake of giving his opponents a fair fight, this only applies to competitive battling. He's more than happy to use them when fighting against a villain or if it's to help someone.
  • Hunk: As if he wasn't a Chick Magnet already, Iris wants to train Ash so he can become more muscular which will inevitably lead to this trope. The other girls have no objection to this, and Ash himself sees no problem with packing some physical strength. Clearly Iris has a thing for macho men.
  • Imagine Spot: In Chapter 21, he has one about the demands other gym leaders might make of him before they let him battle them.
  • Immune to Fate: Apparently precognitive powers have trouble with him.
  • Instant Expert: Played with. He certainly looks like this to a common observer, but he actually has a lot of experience and knowledge from his memories of his past life. Averted with the use of his bloodliner powers, since he's still training to properly develop them.
  • It's All My Fault: After finding out that Brock's parents are dead, Ash blames himself despite having done absolutely nothing to cause their deaths.
  • I Will Find You: He's promised himself that he will reunite with all his Pokémon. His failure to reach Primeape in time haunted him for a while, driving him to face Sabrina to retrieve Primeape when he learns that the Fighting-type survived.
  • Kame Hame Hadoken: Attempts to use Water Pulse this way while training with Misty, but fails. He later trains with Lucario to use Aura Sphere, but hasn't been able to perfect it yet. A vision of him in a possible future shows him using the attack, though.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He returns Ambipom (and thus loses the round) during his gym battle with Erika with the understanding keeping her in would only get her pointlessly injured.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Ash refuses to use his empowerment ability in competitive battles because he considers it cheating. Though this is limited only for battles that he's fighting for himself, since he's willing to use it if it's to help someone else.
    • However, this isn't the only reason for his restraint. Other factors include him wanting his Pokémon to reach their full potential through their own hard work and not wanting to get too reliant on his abilities.
    • He has also shown a willingness to use his power when in a battle where his Pokémon might die if they don't get a boost, allowing him to justify him giving Charmander and Pidgeotto a boost when fighting in the Cerulean Gym. Moreover, potentially world-ending fights also apply, as shown when he gives Charizard a boost to defeat Mewtwo's Charizard clone.
    • A more downplayed example comes in his match with Kaia in the Indigo League. While he could legally use a Pokémon like Yanma, whose sonic waves would certainly be effective against the blind girl, he considers that a cheap move and thus choses not to do so.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When he battles against Paul for blasting his Primeape into the sky before he can capture it, he turns his hat around to focus.
  • Limit Break: Received a Z-Ring from Hala after exiting the Safari Zone, though without a crystal. He creates the Psychium-Z crystal during Chapter 34, repeats the process to create Normalium-Z in Chapter 39, and again in Chapter 40 for an Electrium-Z. By the time he reaches Johto, he'll have several more of them.
  • Madness Mantra: He repeatedly intones "I killed Brock's parents" after he finds their graves.
  • Magnetic Hero: In spades. Justified, because of his memory-restoring abilities.
  • Megaton Punch: Has learned to use Power-Up Punch.
  • Messy Hair: It's generally pretty unruly under his hat.
  • Microts: As he has no idea how long his original adventures lasted, Ash eventually resorts to measuring it in gym battles instead of years.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: He's more than ready to turn back and leave Sabrina's Gym, since he's no longer interested in her badge but when she reveals that she found Primeape, he takes the chance to rescue him without hesitation.
  • Nice Guy: Several of his female friends feel attracted to his kind and caring nature as one of the major factors.
  • Nice Hat: His official Pokémon League Expo hat, which is back with him again. He later replaces it with a new one during Chapter 31.
  • No-Sell:
    • His bloodline renders him immune to Poison-type attacks (although not to actual poison).
    • Red's Victory Sight ability glitches out when it tries to analyze him, because he's just that unpredictable.
  • No Sense of Direction: Much like in the original timeline, and he even admits that much to Serena during Oak's Summer Camp. Not even Dexter's GPS is much help.
  • Not So Different:
    • As Belladonna notes, both she and Ash have felt overwhelming sorrow and anger at a loved one being hurt, and a burning desire to punish the one responsible.
    • He also draws parallels between himself and Mewtwo, citing how he also lost something he'll never be able to get back, and the grief it gives him.
  • Oblivious to Love: Not as bad as he used to be in canon, but he's spent a large part of the story unaware that Misty and Iris are attracted to him, even as it became clear his feelings for them are starting to grow past friendship, triggered by his desire to protect them. Likewise, he fails to catch on that Serena is smitten with him during the Summer Camp. Following the Sabrina arc however, he did become aware of this straight out of Pikachu's mouth, and began averting this trope.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • During the Battle Dome Tournament, he has a minor one when his opponent is revealed to already have six badges because even though he technically has ten himself, considering how weak the Cerulean gym leaders were, Ash considers himself to only have three badges.
    • He has another the night before the Big P Pokémon Race, when Misty asks him about Serena, and he realizes he never even mentioned her around his other female companions.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Gary still hasn't let him forget the time he won an all-you-can-eat contest by devouring 50 portions in less than an hour.
  • One Head Taller: As depicted in this Christmas fanart, and from the official heights given in-story, he's this to Anabel.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The normally genial Ash gets really angry after Paul blows his Primeape away, which surprises Misty and Iris, who are both out of the loop regarding Ash's time-traveler status.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: After the Cerulean Gym Battle, Ash, in the narration, reveals a lack of understanding about sex, and evinces the same cluelessness during conversations with Paul and Belladonna. Yet, at other times in the fic, even prior to the latter two conversations, Ash seems well aware about what Pikachu is implying about his own nighttime activities. This trope vanishes later, especially as he comes to fully grasp the attraction girls have of him.
  • Precocious Crush: Ironically, despite not noticing that many girls his age had crushes on him, he had a crush on Gary's sister for a time.
  • The Promise: Aside from the Heroic Vow above, he's done quite a few with friends (and rivals), and he intends to keep them:
    • On his 15th birthday, he makes a promise with Gary to eventually face each other as equals, giving him half a Pokéball as a reminder.
    • After winning the Cascade Badge, he tells Misty that he wants to earn it from a true, worthy Gym Leader (meaning of course her), and the two promise to grow stronger so one day they can have a Gym Battle.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Almost reaches this when Sabrina reveals to him what she knows about his father and birth circumstances, but fortunately, his Pokémon get him to calm down before he gives in to it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • He's the red to Paul's blue: Ash is exuberant, warm and thinks on his feet, while Paul is cold, subdued and prefers to plan ahead.
    • Also to Red, which is even reflected in their bloodline abilities: Ash is able to give his Pokémon temporary power boosts while Red is capable of seeing "victory odds".
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • In canon, his relationship to Sir Aaron was Ambiguously Related at most, while in this story it is outright confirmed that he is Ash's ancestor.
    • Also to Red, Ritchie and Arnold, who are his half-brothers via his father.
    • It's implied that the Ash from the (NON) Reset Bloodlines timeline is Dawn's half-brother.
  • Self-Deprecation: While talking to Belladonna about his mother, he says that being smarter than him isn't hard. He also saw himself in this light at the beginning of the story due to never being able to win a league.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: When Daisy Oak suggests that Serena is his girlfriend, he replies that they're just friends.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He's able to speak telepathically with any Pokémon he has a close bond with. Unfortunately, this doesn't extend to Pokémon he didn't catch before the time reset, such as Goomy, since he has yet to develop a close bond with them.
  • Spirited Competitor: Maturing didn't make him any less competitive. He was this even before his consciousness from the original timeline entered his mind, and some of this seems to rub off on Serena and Misty, who find it very appealing.
  • Starring Smurfette: Male example; he's the main protagonist and only guy in his traveling group.
  • Stepford Smiler: While he's not secretly wallowing in despair, he does have his moments, usually when he's reminded of something lost from the original timeline. Obviously, he can't share his pain with anybody but his Pokémon.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: He shows some shades of this when he returns to Pallet Town after beating the eight gyms, feeling the place a bit cramped when he's not doing anything to stay active.
  • Super Empowering: He's able to give Pokémon, his own and otherwise, temporary power boosts, at first only in desperate moments, but seems to have gained a degree of control over it.
  • Superpower Lottery: Being a Lucario Bloodliner, he's capable of learning any move a Lucario can use, and also other inherent abilities, such as the use of Aura.
  • Super Strength: Demonstrated when he fights a Kankgaskhan by himself, managing to catch its punch with his bare hands and push it backwards almost knocking it over.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's (at the start of the story) at least the same height Brock was in the original timeline (not to mention taller than his mom), has black hair and swarthy skin, and is considered good-looking by several characters.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The Performer to Red's Technician. He's more versatile and flexible with his strategies and can adapt with relative ease, but most of his Pokémon (the unevolved ones, at least) still lack raw power and durability. This is noticed by Anabel in Chapter 36.
  • Tempting Fate: In Chapter 24, he claims that nothing about the tournament could surprise him at all. Then Lilo uses a Z-move in the semifinals.
  • Worthy Opponent: His skills and creative battling style earn him the respect of most of the Gym Leaders he faces, and several characters such as A.J. and Red also see him in this light after facing against him. He and Red temporarily lost their respect for each other due to their conflicting views on the use of their Dominion Bloodline in competitive battling, although when they meet again in Mewtwo's lair, they seem to have reached a better understanding of the other's viewpoint.

    Ash's Pokemon 


Appear in: Main Story | Expanded Universe

  • Action Girl: The female members of Ash's team can hold their own.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Many of Ash's Pokémon learn techniques they didn't know in the original timeline, such as his Pidgeotto learning Aerial Ace, Squirtle learning Brine, and Pikachu learning Zap Cannon. Some of them also evolve ''much'' earlier than they did in canon, and there is Word of God confirmation that several Pokémon who didn't evolve in canon will do so in the story starting in Chapter 23, with Snivy becoming Servine.
    • Not that the author won't subvert this from time to time. When Sligoo evolved into Goodra, unlike canon it did not learn Dragon Pulse at the same time.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Several Pokemon from later regions are caught much earlier.
  • The Cavalry: All of them act as this when Sabrina kidnaps Ash.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Or more precisely, I just want to be badass again. Both Charmeleon and Krabby are obsessed with regaining their evolved forms, until they finally succeed.
  • Put on a Bus: Averted in general. Word of God is that every Pokémon that Ash released will have their issues solved so it won't happen this time around. Some may leave the party for other reasons, but it is not as permanent as canonical departures like Lapras and Goodra.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Ash trains several of his Pokémon in the use of the Counter-Shield technique, which comes in handy for several of their future battles.
  • Super Mode: Given that Ash received a Key Stone, it's highly likely that some of them will gain access to Mega-Evolution. So far, the only potential candidates are Charizard and Pidgeot, although he has received a Sceptilite from Misty that she acquired in a complicated trade and has mused that he may need it sooner than Hoenn given the precedents set so far with mons showing up earlier (he also acquired a Gengarite, but doesn't know if/when he'll catch a Gengar to use it on).
    • He also taps the power of Z-Moves by creating a Psychium-Z during his fight with Sabrina, which Butterfree uses to take out Sabrina's Mega Alakazam, creates a Normalium-Z for Charizard to use in a training battle with Misty, and apparently creates an Electrium-Z after a confrontation with Zapdos.
  • True Companions: True to the original timeline, they're always there for one another and their trainer.
  • Undying Loyalty: As always, loyal to a fault to their trainer, and willing to take any risks for him.


  • The Ace: Referred to as one by a prophecy.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Ash and Pikachu accidentally reverse engineer Zap Cannon while trying to relearn Electro Ball.
  • Action Dad: From Chapter 45 onwards, he becomes the father of a Pichu (and soon will also be of an Igglybuff).
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: His Iron Tail is capable of lowering the opponent's defense which comes in handy to counter Lilo's Mudsdale and its ability Stamina.
  • Big "NO!": Screams this way when he realizes all his previously known techniques are gone, requiring him to train up from the beginning all over again.
  • The Casanova: Turns out he's very popular with females in his egg group, and may have fathered Misty's Azurill in the original timeline. Though this brings him in trouble when he accidentally mates with Jigglypuff.
  • Ethical Slut: Could be said to describe Pikachu, as he is apparently so popular among the available female Pokemon in his egg group that he's implied to have had sexual encounters with Snivy and Aipom on the same night. That said, while Pikachu joked that he might have been the father of Misty’s Azurill in the old timeline, he is shown to be genuinely apprehensive at the discovery that Raichu is going to have an egg as a result of their relationship.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Knows Iron Tail.
  • Flash Step: He often uses Quick Attack in this fashion.
  • The Leader: As Ash's starter Pokémon, he considers himself this.
  • Limit Break: Uses Breakneck Blitz during Chapter 40. At the end of the same chapter Ash gets an Electrium-Z, and uses Gigavolt Havoc twice against Mewtwo in Chapter 44.
  • The Nose Knows: Has an excellent sense of smell, which helps in identifying Ash's other Pokémon.
  • Really Gets Around: He mentions he's quite popular with the females of his egg group, much to Ash's disturbance.
  • Shipper on Deck: Not explicitly stated, but he generally appears to approve of the hints that Ash's relationships with his female companions will become deeper.
  • Shipping Torpedo: Expresses disgust when Ash observes that he thought May and Dawn had feelings for Drew and Kenny respectively in the original timeline.
  • Shock and Awe: Knows Thundershock, Thunderbolt, and while trying to relearn Electro Ball, he learns Zap Cannon.
  • Signature Move: Regains the use of Volt Tackle in Chapter 41.
  • Tail Slap: Ash has him relearn Iron Tail just at the beginning of their journey.
  • Translator Buddy: Often takes this role for the Pokémon Ash is still unable to properly understand.
  • Underestimating Badassery: When Ash avoids using Pikachu until his fifth round of the Indigo League, people assume that Pikachu's just a mascot or pet rather than realising just how powerful he is.
  • The Worf Effect: While he puts up a good fight against Bruno's Hitmonchan, he still loses by the hair.
    • He also loses to Kaia's Crobat during the Indigo League despite having the type advantage, due to their unorthodox tactics that include neutralizing his Volt Tackle defense, poisoning and confusing him.


  • All Webbed Up: Knows String Shot.
  • Alone Among the Couples: While at Oak's ranch, seeing lots of Pokémon couples being affectionate with each other causes him to remember how he lost his mate, which makes him feel angry.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type.
  • Blow You Away: Secondary Flying-type.
  • Heartbroken Badass: His mate from the previous timeline doesn't remember him and already found somebody else. While he's happy to know she's okay, and decides not to interfere with her new relationship, the whole thing still gave him some serious heartache.
  • Hope Spot: He finds the spot where his species finds mates, and even manages to find his mate from the previous timeline. Thing is, she doesn't remember him, and is with another Butterfree in a perfectly happy relationship. Since the Pink Butterfree is actually happier with this Butterfree then she was with him, he makes the choice to let her go.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Viv teasingly decides to call him "Butt", although only as a joke. Later Bulbasaur and Squirtle join into it, much to his annoyance.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He finds the Pink Butterfree has found a new mate in this timeline, and ultimately chooses to let her be happy with him and move on.
  • Jerkass Realization: During his first interlude, he's initially very angry at Ash for dragging him back to his adventure, and decides to try and go find his mate by himself. He does find her, but she's now in relationship with another Butterfree. Despite being upset, he decides to let her be happy, even if it's not with him. When he returns, the first thing he does is apologizing to Ash for the things he said, understanding that Ash never meant to cause him pain and that he still has reasons to move forward.
    • He's got another during his second interlude, mixed with My God, What Have I Done? when he mercilessly beats Viv up, even after she gives up during the fight club.
  • Limit Break: With Ash's newly created Psychium-Z, he becomes the first of Ash's Pokémon to master Z-Moves, using the Psychic Z-Move when Ash creates Psychium-Z while fighting Sabrina to use Shattered Psyche to defeat Sabrina's Mega Alakazam.
  • Misplaced Retribution: During his second interlude, being reminded (again) of the loss of his mate led him to enter a Pokémon fight club at Oak's ranch to vent some of his anger and frustration. He went overboard with Viv, which the other Pokémon justifiably call him out on.
  • Moment of Weakness: During his Interlude, he got angry at Ash and blamed him for the loss of his mate. He eventually realized his mistake and returned to Ash and apologised.
  • Psychic Powers: Like in the games (and unlike the anime) Butterfree can use Psychic attacks here, such as Confusion or Psybeam, which allows him to be the first Pokémon to use a Z-Move in the battle against Sabrina.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: Knows Gust and eventually learns Silver Wind.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Obviously, if he has to fight female Pokémon, he will do so without issues.


  • Action Girl: Turns out she's female.
  • Blow You Away: Flying-type, and her primary long-ranged attack is Gust (later replaced by Air Slash).
  • Cessation of Existence: Hinted at; when Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charizard are reflecting on their lack of memory of events around the time of New Island, Pidgeot realises that she has a memory of a time when it felt as though she stopped existing, suggesting that she was 'killed' along with Ash when he was struck by Mew and Mewtwo's attacks in the original film.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Ash teaches her Steel Wing early on.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: At Pewter City's Battle Club, a Rattata dislodges her wing, forcing her to sit out of the Gym battle against Brock.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: Unfailingly loyal to her trainer, and she stayed behind to protect a flock of Pidgeys and Pidgeottos in the original timeline (even bringing them to Oak's ranch so they could have a safe home).
  • Non-Elemental: Part Normal-type.
  • No-Sell: Her Keen Eye ability allows her to ignore blinding attacks.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: By Chapter 45, she finally gained a fifth move, Brave Bird.
  • Put on a Bus: She's sent to Kalos by Ash to deliver Serena a letter that takes her out of the story for the Poison War and Tag Tournament arcs. She returns mid-way through Chapter 29.
  • Razor Wind: Can use Air Slash for long-ranged attacks.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Ash never found out in the previous timeline that she was female.
  • Super Speed: Able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 2.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: Like before, she knows Gust. Later she drops it in favor of Air Slash.
  • The Worf Effect: Loses against Bruno's Machamp to show the Elite Four's power, although she puts up a pretty good fight and manages to catch them of-guard a couple times.


  • Action Girl: Female and a skilled battler.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She's captured by Ash on his first journey through Kanto instead of the second.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her knowing Astonish was mentioned offhandedly after her capture. It then comes in handy during the gym battle with Erika after going unmentioned until then.
  • Mischief-Making Monkey: She's re-introduced stealing Misty's last rice ball.
  • Non-Elemental: Normal-type.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has a moment of this when Paul's Drowzee manages to Disable her Counter-Shield.
  • Tail Slap: Most of her attacks are done this way, for obvious reasons.
  • The Worf Effect: She's the one defeated first in the battle with Misty in Chapter 39 to show that the battle will not be as one sided as the one with Daisy.


  • Demoted to Extra: Does his peacekeeping job enough that he is generally replaced as the main Grass-type by Snivy once she joins up, though this is generally averted in the side story oneshots.
  • Green Thumb: A Grass-type.
  • The Leader: Pikachu takes this role most of the time, but Bulbasaur also became this for the rest of Ash's Pokémon when Ash was abducted by Sabrina, Dexter crediting Bulbasaur for coordinating the Pokémon at the lab to mount a massive attack on the Saffron Gym to save Ash, who started trying to fight off that threat with 'just' Pikachu, Roggenrola, Servine, Muk, Tauros and Squirtle.
  • Life Drain: Knows Leech Seed.
  • Poisonous Person: Secondary Poison-type, and it's hinted that he knows Poison Powder.
  • The Reliable One: Falls back into his old timeline role as peacekeeper on Oak's ranch. A prophecy even calls him "the Negotiator", and the Charmander Gaiden shows he was this to the Pokémon cared by Melanie, before Ash found him again in the new timeline.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: A minor Running Gag is him leaving the room when things are about to get difficult.
  • Whip It Good: Knows Vine Whip.


  • Badass Boast: Prone to these, sometimes to the point of sounding ridiculous.
    Charmander: I am Charmander, you out of shape fish! I will not be defeated by you! I will defeat you! I will defeat your entire team myself! I will smite you all, and burn you all, and make you regret that you ever evolved! You will be nothing but a footnote as I retake the sky that is rightfully mine!
    Charmander Your power, the power you absorb from everything but yourself, is useless against me. I am Charmander the Invincible, Charmander the All-Powerful, Charmander who will become the Charizard who defeats all! All in my path to greatness will be overcome by my indomitable power! Became a stepping stone in my path to glory!
  • The Big Guy: Referred to as "the Powerful" by a prophecy. Grows back into this role once he regains his evolved form.
  • Blood Knight: Tries to pick fights with everything, partly due to his desire to evolve soon.
  • Breath Weapon: Over the course of the story, he works hard to regain use of his signature Flamethrower. He finally succeeds in Chapter 22.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Knows Metal Claw.
  • Extreme Doormat: He was this to Damian during the time he was under his care.
  • Finishing Move: His signature Seismic Toss.
  • Flying Firepower: As Charizard.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Has a habit of doing this to his opponents.
  • Hidden Depths: While Ash lets him talk with Kaia after their battle, Charizard assures Ash that, as far as he's concerned, Ash is his trainer even if he was Kaia's starter, countering Squirtle's surprise at him being so sappy with the observation that he has many nuances.
  • Improvised Lightning Rod: Can use Metal Claw to cancel damage of electric attacks.
  • It's All My Fault: Blamed himself for not being able to protect his original trainer from the murderous Spearow flock, and while under Damian's care, he blamed himself for not being strong enough to match his expectations.
  • Large Ham: Tends to be one in combat.
  • Limit Break: Uses Breakneck Blitz in Chapter 39. Later does it again against Mewtwo's Charizard clone as an opening move.
  • The Mentor: Decides to take it up personally to train Togepi.
  • Non-Elemental: In Chapter 39 uses Slash, and turns it into Breakneck Blitz when Ash manages to create a new Z-Crystal.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently Charizard was absent from the Sinnoh League in the original timeline because he had a broken tooth, which he considers an embarrassing incident.
  • Offhand Backhand: During the fight in the Gringy City power plant, Charmeleon defeats a mind-controlled Weedle by casually flicking it away with his tail. This ends up being what causes him to evolve back into Charizard.
  • Playing with Fire: Knows Ember, Flame Charge, Fire Pledge, and works hard to relearn his signature Flamethrower.
  • Put on a Bus: A brief example, but Ash chooses not to use Charizard in his battle against Kaia because he recognises that it would be a difficult battle for his old friend.
  • Strong and Skilled: He strives to be this, as he discusses it with Gigalith.
  • Tail Slap: Knows Dragon Tail.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Between his over-the-top macho attitude, borderline unhealthy love of battling, and boasts which cross the line into ridiculous, he pretty clearly falls into this. Lampshaded in the Squirtle Squad Gaiden's canon omake.
  • Trauma Conga Line: An excellent description of what he went through before meeting Ash.
  • Wolverine Claws: Knows Metal Claw and Slash.


  • Cool Shades: He keeps them from the old timeline, although this time they're a different color in the inside.
  • Critical Status Buff: Has the ability Torrent.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Chapter 37 reveals he learned Iron Defense from Boldore.
  • Glass Cannon: Squirtle hits hard, but due to his lack of evolution he does not take many hits.
  • Kame Hame Hadoken: Learned Water Pulse with Misty and her Gyarados. Later is seen trying to learn Aura Sphere with Lucario.
  • Making a Splash: Starts off with Water Gun, and later learns Brine.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: He had this issue as the leader of the Squirtle Squad, and quickly fell for a Growlithe's taunts to goad him into a fight.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Broke the four move limit by Chapter 37.
  • The Power of Friendship: Ash teaches him Return after an encounter with Team Rocket.
  • Put on a Bus: After Squirtle realises that Kaia's Squirtle was one of the Squirtle Squad, Ash chooses not to use Squirtle in that battle so he won't have to 'risk' fighting his friend.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He almost engaged on this for the loss of his gang, until the memory restoration got him to calm down.
  • Sole Survivor: Believes he's this for the Squirtle Squad after he's separated from them in a cave in. Subverted as it turns out the others survived, although they've all gone their separate ways with each believing that they're the last one.
  • Spin Attack: Can use the Counter-Shield this way.
  • Turtle Power: Of course.


  • Dishing Out Dirt: Knows Mud Shot.
  • Dynamic Entry: Via kicking Sabrina through a wall.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Knows Metal Claw.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Was one of these after evolving in the old timeline, and wants to become one again. As of chapter 36, he has finally achieved it.
  • Making a Splash: A Water-type.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Managed to become the first of Ash's Pokemon to push past the four move limit. His evolution also occurs offscreen in the aftermath of the Saffron battle.
  • The Worf Effect: After Squirtle takes down two of Giovanni's mons, Kingler serves to remind the reader that Giovanni is tough.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She is Wonder Traded from Unova to Kanto, ending up in the Samurai's care, before leaving him to find a better trainer.
  • Blow You Away: She knows Leaf Storm.
  • Bring It: Does this to challenge Ash just as soon as she appears.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Being repeatedly attacked by Aerial Ace. She eventually gets so fed up with it she decides she wants to learn it herself and start hitting others with it.
  • Death Glare: Back in the original timeline, she gave one to Ash when he tried to teach her Counter Shield.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The Samurai dismissed her as useless for not being a Bug-type, so she made sure to make him pay for it.
  • From Bad to Worse: Before reuniting with Ash, this was her opinion of her situation when her trainer was the Samurai. Her previous trainer at least was far better, while the Samurai realised she wasn't a Bug-type and dismissed her as useless.
  • Green Thumb: Grass-type. Also knows the very powerful attack Leaf Storm.
  • Insult of Endearment: Snivy affectionately refers to Ash as "my idiot".
  • Making a Splash: Learns Aqua Tail by Chapter 40.
  • Power at a Price: Inverted. Leaf Storm is a very strong attack that reduces the user's special attack after it's used, but thanks to her Contrary ability, it increases her special attack the more it's used. Played straight with her evolution, as when she reaches her final stage, she's not happy with the loss of her arms.
  • Tail Slap: Does Leaf Blade this way. She later learns to do Aerial Ace in the same manner, and much later Aqua Tail.
  • Whip It Good: She can use Vine Whip.
  • The Worf Barrage: Attract has a tendency to be completely negated or ineffective against targets. At least until the battle with Giovanni's Rhyperior.


  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type.
  • Blow You Away: Part Flying-type.
  • Close-Range Combatant: While the Yanma species is more of a long range fighter, particularly after evolving, Ash's Yanma prefers to use only physical attacks.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Knows the dark type attack Feint Attack.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Knows Detect.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Thanks to Speed Boost and a surprising use of physical attacks and Yanma's natural abilities such as body mass and sonic vibrations, Yanma is actually a pretty powerful combatant.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Unlike most other Yanma, it prefers to fight up close and personal.
  • Original Character: Ash didn't have one of these in the anime.
  • Put on a Bus: Ash chooses not to use Yanma against the blind trainer Kaia because he feels that it would be a cheap move to use Yanma's loud wing pattern against her.
  • Spinning Piledriver: Despite not being able to learn Seismic Toss, he manages to pull a similar move against Giovanni's Marowak.




  • Adaptational Early Appearance: He's captured by Hunter J, and Ash runs into him while he himself gets captured and Aipom accidentally frees him.
  • Breath Weapon: Iris teaches him Dragon Breath. It later grows into Dragon Pulse.
  • The Glomp: Quickly grabs Ash into one as soon as he reaches his final evolutionary stage and finishes the battle at hand.
  • Mighty Glacier: One of Ash's tankier Pokemon, able to take a lot of punishment without going down. Goodra can also blast people with Sludge Wave and Dragonbreath for powerful damage.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Gets this reaction due to his slug-like appearance.
  • Poisonous Person: Knows Sludge Wave.
  • Shock and Awe: Eventually learns how to use Thunder.
  • The Voiceless: Due to the fact that Ash hadn't captured him before the reset, he can't hear his thoughts yet. Until Chapter 46, that is.
  • Weather Manipulation: Can use Rain Dance.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Deathly afraid of Ariados (most likely due to being captured by Hunter J's), but willingly braves it against Janine's even evolving to win.


  • Action Mom: Becomes one after Pichu's birth, as she starts taking part in battles for Ash once again.
  • Barrier-Busting Blow: Knows Brick Break.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Paul abandoning her was this to her. Fortunately, Ash brought her back from it.
  • Dig Attack: Knows Dig.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Initially uncomfortable with taking part in battles, to the extent that she chose to join Ash only because he assured her that he wouldn't expect her to fight if she didn't want to, but eventually reaches a point where she's part of Ash's team during a League match.
  • Shock and Awe: Electric-type.

Tauros x 44


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Ash catches her in the Kanto Safari Zone instead of Unova's Route 4.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Inflicted one against Cassidy and Butch.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: A Rock-type who happens to know Sand Attack, which is primarily used to douse Fire attacks.
  • Drunk with Power: Downplayed, but she seems a bit too confident in her newfound strength after her evolution into her final form. Charizard decides to spar with her to knock her down a peg or two.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Knows Iron Defense.
  • Gatling Good: Can use Rock Blast to this effect.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In Chapter 40, Ash notes that she dodges and attacks pretty fast for her size against Cassidy's Tentacruel and Butch's Primeape. She latern learn to use Rock Polish to achieve this to greater effect.
  • Limit Break: Uses Breakneck Blitz in Chapter 41.
  • The Power of Friendship: Can use Return.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Ash was surprised to find out Roggenrola was female, especially since he was sure of the gender of each of his Unovan Pokémon.
  • Socialization Bonus: Evolves to Gigalith when placed in a 'round trade' machine with Anabel's Kadabra.
  • Use Your Head: She can use Headbutt, though she later replaces it with Return.
  • The Worf Effect: Gets taken out quickly by Blaine's Mega Houndoom. She also loses later to Alexander Silph's Golisopod after it dodges her Z-Move.


Exegguttor x10






  • Affectionate Nickname: Butterfree calls her "Viv" to tell her apart from the other Vivillon, and also because he thinks it's cute.
  • Catchphrase: A sarcastic "How (adjective) of you".
  • The Gadfly: The summary of Butterfree's second interlude describes her as "facetious", and true to form, she likes to make jokes at Butterfree's expense (and laugh when he fires back with his own).
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": A Vivillon named Viv.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite being on the receiving end of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Buttefree, she quickly recovers and (after he explains why he did it) forgives him, even asking him to continue being her sparring partner.
  • Psychic Powers: Learns Psybeam over the course of her sparring sessions with Butterfree.
  • Second Love: She seems set to be this for Butterfree, given the final scene of his second interlude.
  • Stalker with a Crush: When Butterfree asks if she's been stalking him, she denies it, though her blush suggests otherwise.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite not being interested in battling for Ash, she does take part in a Pokémon fight club at Oak's ranch and spars with Butterfree. One of her reasons to do so is to attract a potential mate, not-so-subtly hinting that she is attracted to Buttefree himself.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Froakie as Greninja may or may not have appeared in Red's dream on One Island hinting at a debut in the main story's team sooner rather than later.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Uses a fair amount of older phrases when he speaks.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Froakie appeared in the first chapter of Reset before reality ended but made the in-timeline debut in the main story in Chapter 38 before he and Ash officially meet. Pikachu mentally notes that this will likely happen soon, see Ambiguous Situation.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: He's still looking for a trainer that proves worthy of him, having rejected every single one he's gotten so far (with the last one he had coming close, but ultimately things didn't work out due to external factors).


  • Animal Jingoism: Averted. He's a cat and is looked after by an elderly Stoutland, a dog.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's shown during the Holiday Special 2020 with the Stoutland that took him in, long before Ash might capture him.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-type.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears during the Holiday Special 2020, with the strong implication that Ash will eventually catch him in the future.
  • The Grinch: He doesn't like Christmas, partly because his former trainer liked it too much for his taste.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: A Ghost-type who haunts the Cerise laboratory.


During the course of the story, Ash obtains a number of extra Pokemon in additional to the individuals above. They include 19 Scatterbug that evolved into Spewpa by Chapter 30 and to Vivillon by Chapter 40 (including Viv), 32 Grimer, and to some extent the Pidgey flock Pidgeot protected in canon (they were brought by Pidgeot to Oak's ranch, but not captures). In the Safari Zone, he catches a Vulpix (fathered by one of his Tauros), 14 Tauros in addition to the 30 canon ones, and a Spearow. While exploring the Seafoam Islands caverns, he catches 41 Zubat and 14 Golbat. After returning to Pallet Town, one of his Grimer lays a Koffing egg, with another having a Castform egg, Raichu later gives birth to a Pichu fathered by Pikachu, who inadvertedly also mated with Jigglypuff, resulting in an Igglybuff. At the end of Chapter 44, Sir Aaron's Lucario joins him too, confirmed as being registered to his ownership in Chapter 45.

    Misty & Her Pokemon 

Misty Waterflower

Appears in: Main Story | Expanded Universe

A young Water Heart Bloodliner from Cerulean City. She was kicked from her home around a year before the beginning of the story, and has been on her own until she met Ash.

  • Action Girl: Talented Water-type specialist and increasing her proficiency with her Bloodliner powers.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Her backstory is considerably sadder than it was in the anime. She was the least favorite child, is confirmed to be an orphan, got kicked out by her sisters as soon as they were able to do so, and she has to deal with anti-bloodliner prejudice. Really, it's no wonder she's falling for Ash, he was the best thing to happen to her in years.
  • Adaptational Badass: The Misty from the Anime didn't have water powers.
  • Adaptational Curves: Being 15 years old, she has a pretty well developed figure in this timeline.
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
  • Age Lift: Introduced at 15 rather than her original age.
  • Berserk Button:
    • She really, really hates Pokémon thieves.
    • Hurting and abusing Water-types is another way to make her angry, as shown in her gaiden.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Her fear of Bug-types is so great that she was briefly paralysed with fear when she was touched by an Escavalier even when it hadn't been explicitly identified as a Bug-type, although she has shown a willingness to overcome this for Ash's Bug-types on the grounds that he's never captured any of the really scary ones that sting, slice, or drain bodily fluids.
    • Later, she starts making an effort to get over with by caring for and training Wimpod at Professor Oak's request.
  • Birthday Hater: From her inner monologue during her talk with Mikey, she never enjoyed her birthdays.
  • Black Sheep: Didn't fit in with her family, partly because of her lack of interest in the performing arts.
  • Broken Bird: She became very cynical as a result of her terrible childhood. Thankfully, she's growing out of this due to Ash's positive influence.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed compared to the original timeline. When she starts to feel jealous of Ash and Iris training together and growing close in such a short amount of time, she keeps it to herself. She still has some shades of this, though, as shown when she asked him about Serena during the Big P Pokémon Race Interlude, and at the Pallet House party, she was quick to rescue Ash from some girls who wanted to dance with him, only to drag him to dance with her instead.
    • As of Chapter 48, she seems to have no issues whatsoever with Ash having dates or kissing Iris or Anabel, implying that she's willing to make exceptions for them.
  • Covert Pervert: Downplayed, but while in Cinnabar, she briefly admits to feeling (just a little) tempted to spy on Ash while bathing at the hot springs.
  • Crush Blush: Prone to these when thinking of Ash.
  • Declaration of Protection: Gives himself one at the end of Chapter 34, vowing to become stronger to protect Ash.
  • Dragon Rider: Rides her Gyarados during the Big P Pokémon Race, and later briefly on Blastoise Island.
  • Foil: She is one to Iris. Both of them are Heart Bloodliners, and both of them developed a hatred for humans due to their respective upbringings that was eventually curbed by their growing attraction to Ash, in Misty's case due to growing with an abusive biological family until they kicked her out. While both of them are attracted to Ash, Misty is more focused on his kindness while still appreciating his strength and looks, and on the physical department she would like it better if Ash shaved his body hair. Also, unlike Iris, she's also been shown to tease Ash using her physical appeal if she has the chance.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: One of her life goals is to catch at least one of every Water-type Pokemon. She has already obtained several she did not have in the old timeline including Poliwrath, Slowpoke, Wingull, and Magikarp. And yes, her goal includes legendary Pokemon to some extent. Ash has expressed some concerns about how she will react when he meets Water-Bug types like Galisopod as Misty's goal would involve capturing them.
  • Green Around the Gills: Turns like this at Ariados' description about sucking fluids out of its prey. Iris adding "Blood mostly" certainly didn't help.
  • Hartman Hips: Iris seems to consider she has these.
  • Healing Factor: In Chapter 38 uses Aqua Ring while meditating.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: As per canon, Misty insists on this in regards to her relationship with Ash. And it's technically true... for now, anyway.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She idolizes Lorelei. To an extent, she also looks up to her late grandmother Ondine.
  • Hidden Depths: As it turns out, she did pick up some skills in singing and dancing from her sisters.
  • Honor Before Reason: She refuses to use her Mind Control abilities even when it would give her an advantage, as shown at Gringy City's Power Plant and the Big P Pokémon Race. Justified, since after learning how horrible this felt for her Pokémon, she decides to earn their respect and forgiveness.
    • She also shares Ash's view on the use of bloodliner powers to win competitions, since she considers them an unfair advantage to those who work hard to develop their skills.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: Misty notes in Chapter 31 that she'd be more okay for Iris's lack of seeing relationships as exclusive if it was Iris who was officially with Ash instead of if she was the one with him, and is well aware of the hypocrisy of it.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her gaiden reveals that, while she had her Pokémon for company during the year she traveled by herself, at times she felt lonely and wished to have human friends. She quickly dismisses the thought as she admits out loud not to see herself as a human, but then wishes she could meet another bloodliner who could understand her (which finally comes to pass when she meets Ash).
  • Kame Hame Hadoken: Practices Water Pulse with Ash in Chapter 31. In Chapter 33 she complains that she manages to get it right when she does not need it.
  • Lost Food Grievance: She attacks Aipom rather viciously out of anger at the monkey Pokémon stealing her last rice ball.
  • Making a Splash: As a Water Heart Bloodliner, she's capable of using Water-type moves (so far she has shown/stated to be able to perform Whirlpool, Surf, Waterfall, Dive, Water Pulse and Aqua Ring), breathe underwater, and understand Water-types.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: When introduced, she hated humans (and before meeting Ash, she didn't think of herself as such) due to the general hatred against Bloodliners, plus the horrible, horrible way her family treated her. The many Officer Jennys and Nurse Joys are an exception, as she considers them trustworthy. Though this is lessened over time until it's completely gone after meeting Ash. At some point, she's surprised to realize that she's thinking of herself as human again.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Defied. During the visit to the St. Anne Misty eyes a new swimsuit. One of the swimsuits on display is the infamously-skimpy black swimsuit she wore as her main clothes for a while in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. Misty thinks about buying it, but in the end decides against it precisely due to it revealing a bit too much for her taste. She instead settles for her one-piece swimsuit from the games.
  • Named by the Adaptation: She and her sisters are given the last name of "Waterflower".
  • Not So Similar: To Mikey. While both of them are younger siblings to a trio of colorfully haired, somewhat loud siblings of the same gender, Misty's relation with hers was always toxic.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In the S.S. Anne Interlude, she pretends to be another sucker buying the Magikarp Salesman's claims so she can trick him into revealing his personal information, which will allow her to report him to the authorities.
  • Odd Name Out: The only one among her sisters not to be named after a flower. According to her gaiden, her parents named her "Misty" because "she was but a little mist".
  • Oh, Crap!: She briefly has one when Professor Oak says the Sensational Sisters' yelling revealed she was a bloodliner. However, Oak reassures her that a Nurse Joy and a Don George aren't going to fall into bloodliner hysteria.
  • Olympic Swimmer: Even better than in canon, thanks to her powers. Her gaiden reveals she was this even as a child, and learned it all on her own, unlike her sisters who had to take paid swimming classes.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She and her sisters are confirmed to be Siebold's cousins.
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    • She can withstand extreme pressures; a necessary ability if one wants to dive deep.
    • She also apparently has a lot more water in her body than the average human. Since her hydrokinetic abilities don't extend to outright creating water, this allows her to use said powers when they would otherwise be unavailable due to a lack of water at her current location.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Ash has this reaction upon seeing her for the first time.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Ash's first traveling companion, and the first of his eventual love interests.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She starts falling in love with Ash due to his kind and caring nature. It also helps that he's shown to be supportive of her dream and willing to help her attain it despite his own goal being different to hers.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Only with Water-types.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's as tall as Ash at the start, though by Chapter 29 Iris notes Ash has become taller than her, who is at least as tall as Brock was in the old timeline (and taller than his mother). She's later given the official height of 5'10.
  • Super Mode: Received a Keystone for taking part in the Battle Dome Tournament. So far, her only potential candidates for a Mega-Evolution are Gyarados, a Slowbro she caught in the Safari Zone, and the Blastoise king from the turtle island.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Her bloodline means she can breathe water just as easily as air. It first kicked in when she fell into the Cerulean Gym's pool and almost drowned.
  • The Tease: Shows shades of this when she drags Ash to go swimsuit-shopping with her aboard the S.S. Anne. By Chapter 43 she admits to enjoy flirting with him because it's funny.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She becomes rather excited at the idea of traveling aboard the S.S. Anne, even dragging Ash into a swimsuit-shopping spree. Similarly, she also enjoys the shopping madness during Chapter 31, and initiates a group hug when Ash wins against Giovanni in Chapter 42.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Travelling with Ash helps her gain a more positive outlook on the world and humanity as a whole.
  • Tragic Dream: One of her dreams was to become the leader of the Cerulean Gym, and she was really upset that her sisters had all but ruined its reputation, ultimately causing it to be shut down. Fortunately subverted, as Professor Oak tells her that she can still take it back eventually, although it'll take time and a lot of paperwork.
  • Traumatic Super Power Awakening: Her Bloodliner powers first awakened when she fell into the Gym's pool as a child and almost drowned.
  • Tsundere: Towards Ash, her default mood is more dere than tsun. With Psyduck, it's the other way around.
  • The Unfavorite: Instead of simply being overshadowed by her more beautiful sisters, she was openly disliked by her family.
  • What Is This Feeling?: She starts to feel jealous when she sees Ash and Iris training together. Later Psyduck notes that she's also afraid that Iris might want to take Ash away from her.
  • When She Smiles: Played with. In Chapter 31, Ash notes that, while he has seen Misty smile many times, there's something different in the way she smiles at him after he thanks her for the Sceptilite she gave him, and he likes it. Later Ash admits she looks cute when laughing too.
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: She feels this way towards Iris. On one hand, she wasn't very happy with Ash's decision to include her in their group without asking her first (especially since Iris attacked her thinking she'd hurt Axew), and she doesn't like how Iris and Ash are becoming so close so quickly. On the other hand, Misty genuinely likes Iris and wants to help her with her problems.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As usual, she's afraid of bugs (due to a prank someone played on her during a school trip), but she later develops a phobia of Vileplume after nearly dying from breathing one's spores. Unlike the original timeline, however, she's not scared of Gyarados, and it's hinted she never had the experience that caused her to develop that fear.






  • Disapproving Look: Gives Misty one when she considers using her mind control powers on a hostile Tentacruel.




  • Badass Boast: Prone to make these about how he's the father of many powerful Poliwag and Poliwhirl.
  • Megaton Punch: Knows Dynamic Punch.



  • Freudian Excuse: The reason behind his aggressive behavior is because Paul caught him and then released him because he considered him weak, then Misty just caught him shortly after. No wonder he's so angry.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While rough around the edges, once Misty apologizes and promises to treat him well, he becomes more loyal and calm.
  • Original Character: Has no canon counterpart.
  • Use Your Head: Can use Zen Headbutt.





Aboard the S.S. Anne, she bought a Magikarp. In the Safari Zone, she caught the following Pokémon: Slowbro, Basculin, Seaking, Krabby and Shellder. In the Seafoam Islands she's also revealed to have caught a Seel. In Chapter 39, she's revealed to have caught the Squirtle and Wartortle from the turtle island before returning to Pallet Town from Cinnabar, a capture that is revealed in detail in the Blastoise Island Interlude. In Chapter 45, she's given a Wimpod by Professor Oak.

    Iris & Her Pokemon 


Appears in: Main Story | Expanded Universe

A young Dragon Heart Bloodliner. She was abandoned by her birth parents as a baby, and raised by a family of Dragonites. She joined Ash's group after her family was abducted by Hunter J.

  • Action Girl: Very capable fighter.
  • Adaptational Badass: Has Dragon-related powers unlike her anime counterpart.
  • Adaptational Curves: Unlike the other girls here, averted. Iris does have a slight curve to her that's more pronounced than in the canon, but in the end her body leans more towards a feminine Heroic Build of a sportswoman instead.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She appears in Kanto instead of Unova.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Nowhere near as condescending or bratty as her anime counterpart.
  • Age Lift: Was Ash's age when she was introduced in the anime, whatever that may be, is 15 here.
  • The Big Gal: The most physically capable member of the group. Makes sense, given that she grew in the wild.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's very protective of her "little brother" Axew.
  • Breath Weapon: Knows Dragon Breath, and later teaches it to Ash's Goomy.
  • Brutal Honesty: If there's a word that describes Iris, it's "blunt". Thanks to her wild upbringing and lack of contact with human beings for most of her life, she has no tact at all. One of the biggest example is asking Misty, without any kind of preamble or subtlety, what was her relationship with Ash, then stating that she plans to put the moves on Ash once she figures out how human courtship works, depite knowing that Misty has indeed a crush on him as well (albeit in her defense, Iris thought that, like with Dragonites, polyamory is considered normal among humans).
  • Combat Pragmatist: Partly due to growing up in the wild, she thinks people should use whatever resources are available to win. This extends to using Bloodliner abilities in competitions, reasoning that since it's not explicitly forbidden, there's nothing wrong with doing so.
    • Played for Laughs when she drags Anabel into hand-to-hand training, forcing her take her shirt off. She charges at Ash when he's staring at Anabel's bra-clad chest, to demonstrate how to attack a distracted opponent.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: She's concerned about having to deal with this, in the event of having to choose between her Dragon family, and her new traveling companions.
  • Covered with Scars: While showering with her, Ash notes that she has a lot of scars, though as he notes most of them are small ones that would not have some epic story behind them.
  • Cry Cute: This happens to her when she finds out she's not strong enough to save her family from Hunter J.
  • Death by Adaptation: Subverted. It initially seems like she died when her parents abandoned her, but it turns out she was adopted by a family of Dragon-types.
  • Death Glare: Gave one to a would-be-poacher who tried to steal Ash's Z-Ring in Chapter 31. Later to the Team Rocket trio in Chapter 33 when she thinks they were the ones who abducted Ash.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Her Gaiden reveals she actually befriended all her Pokémon after defeating them for being mean to Axew.
  • Depending on the Writer: When Cross writes Iris, she rarely uses contractions. She uses them more often in other writers' works.
  • Dragon Rider: Gets to ride Ash's Charizard during the Big P Pokémon Race Interlude. She also rode on her Dragonite family whenever they flew.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: Well, not all of them, but a few do:
    • A set of tooth-shaped puncture marks around her left ankle, done by a Basculin school when she was around five years old.
    • A pair of small bumps on top of her right wrist, from the bite of a Dratini.
    • A long one going down her left hip, caused by a Slash attack from a Gabite.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She started on the wrong foot with Emolga and Excadrill (back when he was Drillbur) when they first met since they both hurt Axew (Emolga playing on his feelings to get food, and Drillbur for kicking him out of his usual berry gathering spot). However, after helping them both with their troubles, they started to grow close.
  • Foil: She is one to Misty. Both of them are Heart Bloodliners, and both of them developed a hatred for humans due to their respective upbringings that was eventually curbed by their growing attraction to Ash, in Iris' case due to being abandoned to die by her biological parents and growing up raised by Dragon Pokémon. While both of them are attracted to Ash, Iris is more focused on his strength while still appreciating his kindness, and on the physical department she likes Ash's body hair and would like it if he grew it more. Also, unlike Misty, she's doesn't use her physical appeal to attract Ash, even while bathing naked with him.
  • Furry Denial: A rare inversion. Having been raised by Dragon-types and as a Dragon Heart bloodliner (meaning that she can understand Dragon-Type Pokémon and learn their moves), she considers herself a Dragon-type born in the wrong body, rather than a human.
  • Hammerspace Hair: In addition to the canon example of her Axew, she keeps her Pokéballs in her hair.
  • Happily Adopted: She fits in quite well with her adoptive family of Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • Heroic Build: An exception, since she's described as lacking a curvaceous body type.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: As a side-effect of being Raised By Dragons, Iris considers clothes as something you use when it's too cold and little else and has no problem with going around naked if the weather is warm enough, until Misty explains to her why public nudity is a big no-no. Misty estimates that it would be trivial — her unspoken concern being "trivial for Ash", specifically — to convince Iris to be "some teenage fantasy nudist girlfriend."
    • And there's her suggestion of letting Ash rub suntan lotion on her front and not just her back.
    • When she drags Anabel to her shirtless hand-to-hand combat training, Misty thinks she wouldn't be surprised if Iris upped the ante and decided to fight Ash in the nude.
    • At one point while they're sharing a house during the Indigo League, Ash accidentally walks in on Iris after she's had a shower, although even Iris acknowledges that this was literally just a 'fortunate' accident.
  • Interspecies Adoption: She was abandoned by her parents when she was a baby, apparently after they found out she was a Bloodliner, but was found and raised by a family of Dragon-type Pokemon. In fact, rather than a partner, a companion, or even a friend, she refers to her Axew as her little brother (converserly, she also considers the Dragonite that would have been her Pokemon in canon to be her big brother).
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: She forfeits in the second round of the Battle Dome Tournament to keep Red's Clefairy from maiming her incapacitated Axew.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Iris' hatred of humans stems from humanity's penchant for desecrating nature for the sake of progress. Like Misty, this is curbed after she meets Ash.
  • Moses in the Bulrushes: She was abandoned by her biological parents, only to be found and raised by Dragon-types.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Not as much as you might expect, because she would visit human society to get necessary supplies. Still, there are some things that confuse, amaze, or scare her, like pajamas, automatic doors, or trick mirrors in a fun house.
  • Never Found the Body: Iris was presumed dead as an infant, but her body was never found. Sure enough, she's actually alive, and shows up some time after Vermillion City.
  • No Social Skills: Due to being raised by a family of Dragon-types, she doesn't quite know how to interact with humans.
  • Oblivious Adoption: Subverted. At first, she seems unaware that she's human, but it turns out she just doesn't think of herself as one.
  • Oh, Crap!: Due to her lack of knowledge of Fairy-type's existence, she has a big one when her Axew is unable to damage Red's Clefairy.
  • Prefers Rocks to Pillows: She finds trees more comfortable than traditional beds to sleep. Well, unless the bed has Ash in it.
  • Properly Paranoid: Noticing that Janine was armed prompted her to start training Ash and the others to become stronger and sharper. Her concerns are proven right when Sabrina kidnaps Ash right in front of them.
  • Raised by Dragons: She was taken in by a family of Dragon-types, mostly Dragonite, and consider her Axew as her "little brother".
  • Sarcasm-Blind: She often fails to catch jokes and snarky comments.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Only with Dragon-types.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She is stated to be taller than Ash, who is taller than his mother in this timeline. She was once measured at 1.88 m (6' 2"), though she states she hasn't grown in a while, and predicts Ash will grow taller than her.
  • Super Mode: Received a Keystone in the Battle Dome Tournament, although she doesn't have any Pokémon capable of Mega-Evolution (yet, although she does have a Gible that would evolve into a Mega-capable Pokémon later).
  • Superpower Lottery: As a Dragon Heart Bloodliner, she can use the attacks and has the advantages of one of the most infamous Infinity +1 Element.
  • Super Senses: Due to her upbringing, she has very sharp senses. She's the only person in her group, or Red's, who could pick up that Janine was armed.
  • The Talk: Due to being raised by Pokemon who breed through eggs, she didn't know about human reproduction works and was surprised and confused at the appearance of a pregnant woman, requiring Dexter to explain the process to her. This also meant she, and her family, were shocked and confused about menstruation, and thus apparently panicked when she had her first period.
  • Wild Hair: Having been raised away from civilization, she has this as opposed to her stylized hairstyle from the anime. Until Chapter 31, when she adopts a hairstyle similar to her game counterpart as the Unova Champion, as shown in the page image.
  • Wolverine Claws: Can use Dragon Claw.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: She is attracted to Ash partly due to his strength and drive to become stronger, but her comments about her "big brother" Dragonite make it clear that she wouldn't consider him as a potential mate if he wasn't such a nice guy. She has taken to train him personally to make him even stronger.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: She has a very long mane of dark purple hair.



  • Attention Whore: She's delighted to be the center of attention during the Battle Dome Tournament.
  • Blow You Away: Secondary Flying-type.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like in canon, she used her Attract move to get other Pokémon to giver her food, until Iris caught her and made her stop, eventually becoming attached to her. She still does it from time to time, though.
  • Shock and Awe: Primarily an Electric-type.


  • Dishing Out Dirt: Primary Ground-type.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Part Steel-type
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He befriended Iris after they fought together against a Simisear that kicked him out of his burrow.
  • No-Sell: His Steel typing gives him an advantage over the large number of Poison-types that inhabit Kanto.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Most of Iris's opponents have never seen one of its kind, so it comes as one of this.



    Anabel & Her Pokemon 


Appears in: Main Story | Expanded Universe

A young Psychic-Heart Bloodliner. She lost her voice after her parents died in a car accident, and was raised by her uncle. She runs into Ash and company during an attack to Gringy City's Power Plant, and after saving Misty, she's invited to their group.

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Flashbacks of her childhood show that she felt very sad for not being able to talk to people normally. She seems to have gotten over it for the most part during the present time, though.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the anime, the only psychic abilities she displayed were telepathy and empathy. Here, she has those in addition to telekinesis and teleportation (as well as potential access to any Psychic-type Pokémon move).
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Ash meets her in his first journey through Kanto, as opposed to the second.
  • Ascended Extra: A notable example, given that she becomes a traveling companion of Ash.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She shows up to rescue Misty when she's been pinned down by Vedia.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She used to have her hair like this, but after hearing Ash that he thinks it looks good grown out, she decides to grow it out.
  • But Not Too White: Averted. She's pretty pale, but Ash still finds her skin tone attractive.
  • Covert Pervert: Downplayed, but her thoughts make it clear she wouldn't mind too much if Ash rubbed suntan lotion on her front and not just her back.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has light purple hair and purple eyes.
  • Cute Mute: She's unable to talk vocally, so she uses telepathy to communicate with people.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Not quite "desperately", but she has realized that unlike Ash and the others, she doesn't have a personal goal for herself.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: In this fic, she's unable to talk. That being said, she can communicate via telepathy.
  • Dream Walker: She discovers she can enter the dreams of people in Chapter 41.
  • The Empath: She's capable of perceiving people's emotions.
  • Foil/Good Counterpart: To Sabrina, 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. Unlike Sabrina, however, Anabel never lost her kindness and still continues to help people while viewing the world in a positive light.
  • Healing Hands: Learns Heal Pulse in Chapter 31 while training with Ash.
  • Height Angst: Downplayed, but she's not very happy about being short compared to the others.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Her mute status makes it unlikely she will join the Battle Frontier, but she still earns the title of 'Salon Maiden', albeit using it as an anonymous blogger.
  • Mind over Matter: She has this ability, since she was able to send Vedia flying down the hall just by stretching her hand out.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Lampshades how they seem to develop new powers when they need them, or at least feel that they do, in Chapter 38 when Misty inadvertently develops Aqua Ring while meditating.
  • Parental Substitute: She was raised by her uncle after her parents died.
  • Power Incontinence: Her monologue in Chapter 33 reveals that she used to hear everyone's thoughts at once when she started developing her telepathy. Her uncle would often take her to picnics in peaceful and quiet places to help her with it.
  • Psychic Powers: As a Psychic-Heart Bloodliner, she's got the whole shebang: Telekinesis, Teleportation, Telepathy...
  • The Smart Gal: She has a very good mind to come up with battle strategies.
  • Squishy Wizard: She's very proficient using her Psychic Powers, but she lags behind on the physical department compared to the others. This is partially justified because Ash did sports at school, and Misty and Iris have been traveling a lot more than either of them.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: She has a purple motif as well as Psychic Powers.
  • Superpower Lottery: See above.
  • Teens Are Short: Compared to Ash and the other girls, at least. Given her Gen 7 game self is said to be 5'5 by sketch notes, she never really had a chance to avert this, with a height given in story as 5'3, which she's not very happy about.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to mention her without bringing up the fact that she's one of Ash's girls. Hence why her name is spoiled.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Offers an equivalent of this to Ash's first Indigo League opponent, listening to the reasons why the girl's Dragonite was her most powerful Pokémon and offering advice on how to improve her team for the future.




May Maple

Appears in: Main Story (mentioned and in a Facebook photo) | Expanded Universe

The daughter of Norman, Gym Leader of Petalburg. Given the implied status of all main characters as bloodliners, and the abilities of her cousin Sapphire, she likely has powers relating to probability and luck.


Dawn Berlitz

Appears in: Main Story (mentioned and in a dream) | Expanded Universe

While he hopes she exists in the new timeline, to date, Ash has found no reference to Dawn as living in Twinleaf Town or any clue where she might have gone otherwise.


Serena Yvonne Gabena

Appears in: Main Story | Expanded Universe

A young girl from Kalos. The daughter of a famous Rhyhorn Racer, she's still unsure as to what path she wants to follow in life. She befriended Ash during a Training Camp organized by Professor Oak, and they've kept in touch through traditional mail for over a year.

  • Age Lift: Is now 15.
  • Crush Blush: Gets a few of these during the camp, even though she barely knows Ash at the time.
  • Cry Cute: During the Summer Camp Gaiden, although unlike the previous timeline, it happens because the other kids laugh at her when a Poliwag splashes her in the face with a Bubblebeam attack, and she runs off to cry alone, until Ash finds her.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: "Desperately" might be a bit of a stretch, but she's unsure as to what to do with her life. She admits to Ash that she's a bit envious of him for already having a definite dream.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She makes a few early appearances during the time when Ash is traveling around Kanto.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She bakes some cookies in a cooking class during the camp to share with Ash, who loves them. She also works part time as a pastry chef in a bakery during the Christmas season.
    • Hearing about Serena prompts Misty and Iris to independently muse that it might be nice to have someone in the group who can cook, even with Misty's potential jealousy to take into account.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: When Y suggests that Ash is her boyfriend, she quickly denies it, though her blush makes it evident that she wishes it were otherwise. The following year when Lita suggests it, she has a Freudian Slip and says that he's not yet her boyfriend.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Serena muses at one point that she is envious of Ash having a clear goal, as while she is fairly skilled in areas such as Rhyhorn riding, cooking, Pokémon, acting, dancing, and fashion, she doesn't feel as though she's skilled enough in any one of these fields to want to make it her full-time career.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Has this.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When she sees that Ash's Rhyhorn has gone wild during the race, she's able to use the tricks she knows to catch up and help him before he gets hurt.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Her full name is revealed as Serena Yvonne Gabena.
  • Nice Girl: Like in canon, she's very sweet and polite.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Y is her older cousin in this continuity.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: In Chapter 27, she muses that her dreams "belong to Ash and Ash alone".
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Like in canon, she quickly becomes smitten with Ash after he helps her, although over the course of the camp, she also comes to admire his determination and competitive streak.
  • Taking the Heat: After Ash gets blamed for the Rhyhorn racing accident, she decides to take the blame for what happened so he won't get expelled.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: She sent Ash a hand-knit muffler for his birthday. She's happy to see him wearing it during Christmas.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: When she first comes to Oak's camp, she's not at all happy. But thanks to Ash, she grows to like it more.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Her hair changes color at one point, implying this.
  • What Is This Feeling?: She gets a little sting in her chest from seeing Ash's Christmas photos with Misty, Iris and Anabel.



Other main cast members who aren't the above.

    Dexter (Ash's Pokedex) 
Appears in: Main Story | Expanded Universe

Ash's Pokedex.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: This time around Dexter has an actual personality. A very sarcastic one, with traces of Deadpan Snarker and Sour Supporter, but willing to help its owner when it counts.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: His course of action to take down Mewtwo was met with this reaction from Paul's Pokédex and Alexander Silph's Cepu, since in following his prime directive of keeping Ash safe, he was willing to blow up New Island completely, regardless of everyone else who didn't make it out in time.
  • Breakout Character: According to some of the author's comments, it gained more prominence after the immensely positive reception it got.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: When Iris tries to follow Hunter J's Ship in an attempt to save her family, Dexter immediately stops her and bluntly tells her it would be pointless as even if she could track down an invisible flying warship, she'd stand no chance against Hunter J or her equipment and Pokemon, even going as far as commandeering Charmeleon to beat down her Excadrill to prove its point. While this understandably shook Iris it still ultimately saved her life and allowed her to travel alongside Ash and the others.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The biggest one in the story.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Cross generally refers to it as the Pokedex, while the other writers generally call it Dexter.
    • The main story does not bolden the Pokedex's descriptions of Pokemon, while this effect is seen in the Spanish translation.
  • Do-Anything Robot: It would be easier to count the things it cannot do, like firing lasers and fighting directly.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Ash and the others never miss a chance to voice their annoyance with it.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Keeps doing so at a steady rate, and takes great pride in it.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Has mentioned that it could, and rather easily, leak all of Team Rocket's classified data online.
  • Insufferable Genius: It is incredibly smart, and lets everyone know it. Anabel is able to use this against him, convincing it to help her set up a blog by suggesting that it ''can't do something as simple as that.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Snarky as it is, it generally gives valid points.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It may be sarcastic and condescending, but it has Ash's best interests at heart. It also cares about his emotional wellbeing, as shown when it plays a recording of Professor Oak's "don't give in to despair" emergency message the morning after the first encounter with MissingNo leaves Ash believing that Iris, Cilan and Dawn may be dead or not exist in this new reality. Dexter also shows care for Ash's companions.
  • Logical Weakness: As a machine it cannot appear with Ash and Pikachu in Missingno's dream conversations. It also cannot understand Pokemon and requires Ash to translate for him.
  • Made of Indestructium: According to Professor Oak, it could survive being stomped on by a Snorlax. Mewtwo was strong enough to destroy it, though.
  • Mr. Exposition: He's always there to give information, whether Ash likes it or not, and gets annoyed if someone gets ahead to do it first.
  • No-Sell: As a machine, he's immune to Sabrina's telepathy, which enables him to plan without her realizing what he's up to.
  • Not So Above It All: When Misty finds a Shiny Magikarp, it becomes excited at the prospect of getting data from it, and is horrified when Misty shows no interest in capturing it.
    • Later, when Anabel suggests he's refusing to help her set up a blog because he can't, he relents just to prove her wrong.
  • The Nth Doctor: Basically; after its physical form is destroyed by Mewtwo, Professor Oak assures Ash that he can upload Dexter's personality into a new physical form with no loss of personality.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: It remains unusually quiet during Ash's confrontation with Belladonna, which Ash takes no time to notice.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Dexter is far more sarcastic and misanthropic than one would expect of a research tool.
  • Servile Snarker: It helps Ash just as much as it snarks at him.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Throughout the Safari Zone chapter, it is constantly annoyed by Ash and Misty refusing to capture rare Pokemon on grounds of "it's not what they're looking for". And then, Iris catching a Gible and Anabel catching an Eevee managed to placate it, and it was overjoyed when Ash caught a Shiny Chansey. Not to mention in the Seafoam Caves, when the group runs into Articuno of all things, and later Zapdos.
  • Too Much Information: Ash and the others occasionally find his information too descriptive, or inappropriate.
  • The Worf Effect: Is destroyed by Mewtwo to give an idea of how powerful the latter is. Fortunately, Oak is able to put him back together with his A.I and data almost fully intact.

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