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     Rose and her Pokemon 

Alouette Rose Jenny (played by Jake Mason)

A member of the famous Jenny family who chose to go on a Pokemon journey rather than continue at the Academy. Taking failed police Growlithe Bango with her, she travelled to Palette and there met Cobalt. Rose isn't big into the battle scene and isn't familiar of most things outside of Saffron City, so she's sometimes confused by things other trainers would consider common knowledge. Her goal is to take selfies with every Pokemon.

  • Berserk Button: Do not disrespect any of her favourite wrestlers. Daniel from Saffron pretended to be Ho-Oh and got such a talking to from Rose about how out of line he was (in her eyes) that he gave up on the costume changed his entire gimmick at the Colosseum.
  • Black Sheep: Rose is the first Jenny in Arceus-knows-how-long to not go through the Police Academy. Not very many of them are happy with this.
  • Camera Fiend: She takes a lot of pictures of Pokemon that she meets, and one of her goals is to take a selfie with as many Pokemon as she can.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Rose and Scramble fall victim to this while camping out in Professor Skye's lab. They partook of the flask Rose had initially stolen from a man in Viridian Forest and the beginning of the following episode has both her and Scramble fighting the hangover.
  • Cross Player: Jake is a guy playing a girl, something which he commonly does in multiple RPGs.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Cobalt at one point notes that Rose has an affinity for monsters. While many of her Pokemon, such as Bango the Growlithe or Sakura the Bulbasaur, are conventionally cute and otherwise normal Pokemon. Others on her roster include Scramble the Killer Rabbit Togepi and Pepper the ghost Charmander. Pepper, in particular, freaks people out regularly just by being the ghost of a Charmander and having the traits thereof. The creepiness factor increases significantly when Pepper evolves to Charmeleon. Despite this, Rose adores her sweet boy and regards him as being every bit as cute as Scramble or Bango.
  • Has a Type: Rose is really into dads.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Her starter Pokemon was Bango the Growlithe.
  • It Runs in the Family: Even though Rose isn't going through the Academy, she has a lot of character traits that are common among Jennys, and is frequently mistaken for a full officer. It helps that she's related, in some way or another, to every Jenny in Kanto.
  • Important Haircut: She gets a pixie fauxhawk to match Bango's cut in the Act 2 interlude, signifying their closer bond after she gains official ownership of him.
  • Insistent Terminology: Rose is not an Officer Jenny. In fact, in the Vermillion Gym Trial, Cobalt correctly identifies it as being one of her pet peeves.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rose has a habit of taking out her frustrations on others. When something bad happens to her, she becomes snippy and snarky with other people, often being meaner than she intended to be and offending people. She also, either despite or because of being part of a family of police officers, thinks little of pickpocketing things from others or deceiving people with her high Guile. However, none of this stops her from wanting to do good, help Pokemon in trouble when she finds them, or otherwise being considerate when she actually stops to consider. Even her less savory actions are usually intended for the greater good, such as stealing an old man's flask of booze so he'd be sober while traveling in Viridian Forest.
  • Middle Name Basis: Rose actually goes by her middle name. Her proper first name, revealed in the act one interlude, is "Alouette"
  • Mysterious Past: Something happened to make Rose leave the Police Academy and take/steal Bango.
  • Odd Name Out: Rose's three sisters (and the majority of the other Jenny's we've heard of) all have names beginning with the letter A. This may be deliberate, as her first name might not actually be Rose.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Inverted; Cobalt is definitely not her boyfriend.
  • The Snark Knight: Rose has a zinger prepared for everyone and will easily throw them around. She especially tends to do this after something has upset or otherwise happened to her.
    Rose: Hi, I’m Rose Jenny, and I’m in a mood.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like most of the other Jenny's, albeit younger since she's a teenager. This doesn't stop people from mistaking her for a full and proper Jenny. It does, however, allow her to get into the Pokedex of any Jennys that use facial recognition for their phone locks.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Jake tends to put Rose in outfits from K-Pop music videos.
  • Write Who You Know: Rose and her voice actor, Jake, share a love of professional wrestling.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Since Rose is a Jenny, her hair and eye color is the same as that of her mother/cousins/aunts/grandmothers/etc.

Her Pokemon:

On hand: Bango (Growlithe), Scramble (Togepi), Pepper (Ghost Charmander —> Charmeleon), TBD (Ditto), Sakura (Peace Rose Bulbasaur —> Ivysaur), Juliet (Noibat), Brooklyn (Winter Squirtle —> Wartortle), Mr. Chewybiteums/Biteums (Tyrunt), Pudge (Pidgey), Dippy (Slowpoke), Honey Bear (Shiny Teddiursa), Luke (Clauncher), Nyssa (Cleffa), Southie (Milk Snake Ekans), Aggrocrag (Heracross), Prince (Tiny Gyarados)

Former: Scoops (Skiddo—traded for Sakura), Pinky (Shellos—sent to Trey)

  • All Animals Are Dogs: Bango, obviously, but also Biteums the Tyrunt.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Bango flunked out of the Academy due to being a good tracker, but easily distracted.
  • Broken Bird: Sakura had a pretty sad past before being adopted by Rose: Sakura's original Trainer chose her because she thought Sakura was a cherry-blossom type Bulbasaur. She's not, and so Sakura's original Trainer abandoned her with Ross.
  • Butter Face: TBD has this situation, as is common for Ditto.
  • Canine Companion: Bango is always by Rose's side—quite literally, as he has never been seen inside his Pokeball.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Pepper can do this. Rose thinks it's cute, others disagree.
  • Creepy Cute: Some of Scramble's attacks via Metronome are incredibly spooky, or downright unsettling. Pepper also fell under this as a Charmander; upon evolving he's moved further into just creepy.
  • Creepy Monotone:
    • Pepper didn't speak with any inflection when he was first found. After evolving, he has somewhat more emotion.
    • TBD is this Played for Laughs since it's an ineffectual attempt at mimicing other Pokemon's cries. If it turns into something other than a Pokemon, it monotonously states the name of the object.
  • Delayed Reaction: Dippy seems to have a slower perception of time than everyone else. Case in point, when Rose once left her to play in a garden while she went in a house, Dippy didn't realize Rose had left until she was already back.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: Rose buys a little bow for Dippy.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Despite the fact that she has met ghosts twice, and one of her favourite Pokemon is a Charmander that became Ghost-type due to death, she doesn't believe in the afterlife or anything supernatural. After accidentally leading the group into the Distortion World, she's somewhat aware that the group went to Hell, but still denies anything else.
  • Flash Step: Pepper can teleport, which Rose utilizes for both battling and for pranks.
  • Fun Size: Prince evolved from a very tiny Magikarp and as such is a proportionally-sized Gyarados. Doesn't help his attitude.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: Scramble can channel the power of legendary Pokemon through her metronome, usually for fun.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Scramble dislikes Nyssa, Rose's other baby Pokemon. However, its attempts to mess with Nyssa get misinterpreted as playing by Nyssa herself.
    • Bango has a tendency to get jealous when it seems other Pokemon are getting the bulk of Rose's attention, often requiring Rose to do something for Bango to appease him, such as give him extra attention at bathtime or let him wear one of her hoodies.
  • I See Dead People: When the group arrives in Lavender Town it is demonstrated to her by both Tsubaki and the late Mr. Fuji that she has a connection to the other side, though she refuses to believe it.
  • Killer Rabbit: Scramble ends up inadvertently terrifying many people due to Metronome often channeling the power of some very angry legendaries.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: As a Jenny this comes natural to her, with five siblings. She can keep track of her immediate family but not necessarily their ages or locations. And trying to keep track of Jenny's beyond her own family is a pain.
  • Neat Freak: Scramble started off organizing Rose's pack for fun, but eventually this grew into her job. When she was temporarily under Cobalt's care and staying in his pack, she almost lost her mind trying to organize it.
  • Nice Hat: During a battle in the Celedon/Lavender Underground Passage, Rose and Cobalt fight Serena. One of Serena's Pokemon steals Rose's hat and she sics Pepper on it to get the hat back. In the process of doing so, however, Pepper also largely destroys the hat. Rose no longer wants the ruined hat, but Pepper takes to wearing it instead. Rose is fine with this, though she warns him that it's not going to fit anymore if/when he evolves to Charizard.
  • Nonindicative Name: Sakura is a rose Bulbasaur rather than a cherry blossom one. Her original owner thought she would be the latter, and disowned her when she discovered she wasn't.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: He has no desire for Scramble to evolve, as her line ends with a "demon jetplane".
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Pepper. It is technically dead and half-Ghost, does not have a tail flame, has a Thousand-Yard Stare, and speaks in an echoing tone of voice. Its original owner, Isaac, also counts: he lived as a kind of warden of a halfway house for the dead, buried in the depths of Viridian Forest's Lost Woods.
  • Put on a Bus: Scoops is traded to Ross for Sakura so that Ross can groom him for Pokemon contests. Later on, Rose sends her Shellos to Trey in the hopes that it can be rehabilitated after Team Rocket abused it.
  • Random Effect Spell: Scramble can do this via Metronome. So far she has copied:
    • Hitmonchan's Drain Punch
    • Wartortle's Whirlpool or Rapid Spin
    • Giratina's Shadow Sneak.
    • Pyroar's Noble Roar
    • Steelix's Iron Tail
    • Vileplume's Spore
    • Alolan Exeggutor's Barrage
    • Mewtwo's Psycho Cut
    • Togepi's Baby Doll Eyes
    • Beartic's Ice Fang
    • Lucario's Bone Rush
    • Rayquaza's Dragon Asent
    • Zygarde's Land's Wrath
    • Typhlosion's Heat Wave
    • Latias' Mist Ball
    • Dialga's Roar of Time
  • The Rival: Southie and Aggrocrag were fighting each other when they were both caught by Rose, and they likely keep up this attitude after capture.
  • They Have the Scent!: Bango is occasionally called upon to help track down people and things.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Pepper the ghost Charmeleon is technically undead, and it is very unsettling.
    • TBD as well, especially when it tries to imitate Bonnie.
  • Underground Monkey: Rose has variations on the three Kanto starters, among others.
    • Pepper is part Ghost-type due to technically being dead.
    • Sakura is a Bulbasaur with a rose bud rather than the usual flower. When she evolves into Ivysaur she starts to bloom into a Peace Rose and becomes Grass/Fairy.
    • Brooklyn became part Ice-type due to the climate growing colder and many Pokemon having to adapt.
    • Southie is a Grass/Dark Ekans who's colouring resembles a milk snake's.
    • Prince is a tiny (six inch) Gyarados that evolved from an even smaller Magikarp.

     Cobalt and his Pokemon 

Cobalt "Carl" Elm (played by Josh Nichols)

Cobalt is a dorky kid from Palette town who loves befriending Pokemon. He has a good theoretical knowledge of the Pokemon world, but his small-town upbringing has left him somewhat naive to how the world works. He's especially kind and good at resolving conflict, and the only thing that will make him angry is seeing other Pokemon being mistreated. Surprisingly hot.

  • Accidental Kidnapping: Early in the story, Cobalt is abducted by Team Rocket instead of the Nurse Joy they were targeting.
  • Accidental Misnaming: An error in his trainer registration means that he gets called Carl by mistake, and corrects people as much as he can. By the time of episode 59 even Alan (the DM) is doing it.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: At some point during the journey, Cobalt accidentally taught himself how to hack computers and only discovered this when the group broke into the old Rocket Game Corner to find their plans.
  • Amazon Chaser: His crush on Bonnie makes him this, even though it's not reciprocated.
  • Blatant Lies: "Oh, no! We were nowhere near Viridian when Team Rocket attacked the police station, Mom!"
  • Camera Fiend: Takes a lot of pictures of Pokemon that he meets, including some selfies, though not as much as Rose.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: To be fair, he's underage and has never had a drink before. Still, when he gets a drink of spiked soda pop in episode 67 he's out pretty quick.
  • Casanova Wannabe: An odd mixture with Clueless Chick Magnet. So far he has flirted with a lot of girls, all with absolutely no success. But on the off chance that a girl does like him, he is completely oblivious to it.
  • Characterization Marches On: He punched a Pidgey in the first episode before catching it, something that would be wildly out of character for Cobalt to do later on.
  • Country Mouse: He's spent his entire life in Palette town, so isn't familiar with a lot of things in the big cities. For example, he's never eaten at a restaurant before. Not even fast food - his mom always picked it up. From Viridian.
  • Distressed Dude: In addition to being kidnapped, Cobalt was also trapped in a cage with Victor, and kept asleep by Spore or Sleep Powder.
  • Fashion Dissonance: Cobalt very proudly wears a tuxedo T-shirt to the Pokémon Contest performance, and a polyester snow suit straight out of The '90s. Rose and Cira are both disgusted. Cira even offers to pay him to never wear the outfit again.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Cobalt befriends several of his Pokémon before trying to catch them, and also tries to befriend everyone they meet; this includes offering his "Friendship Jerky" to Cira and Roxy.
    • After catching Symphony, the ghost Dratini, he could be considered a friend to dead things as well.
  • Fun T-Shirt: He has a plethora of these that have Pokemon puns on them of varying quality. As well as the infamous tuxedo t-shirt.
  • Incompatible Orientation: He's crushing on Bonnie even though she's a lesbian and now dating Cira. It's possible he's too dumb to have noticed.
  • Keet: Enthusiastic, outgoing, and overly friendly. He has, on at least two occasions, jumped over the guard rail on Gym balconies into the main floor without injury.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He does have a few different shirts (most of them with puns on them), but he gets a lot of flack for supposedly wearing the same jeans every day. Cobalt argues that he actually has several identical pairs, but has yet to prove it.
  • Never Live It Down: Rose razzes him a few times for slapping a Pidgey at the beginning of their journey. Cobalt himself still feels bad about it.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Pulled off to fantastic effect when Aerith tried to ask him questions about Rose's background outside of Mount Moon.
  • Papa Wolf: Cobalt has a very strong protective streak where his Pokemon are concerned, and it shows in the few times he shows genuine anger. When confronting Brian in the Underground Path, faced with Brian's insulting remarks towards Treble and the implication that Brian was Treble's trainer before Cobalt got him, he is far quicker than normal to engage in battle. In episode 30, upon discovering that Team Rocket has kidnapped Baritone and Bass among others, his reaction is, quite simply, "They took my babies!" and, when he needs to get to them in a hurry to rescue them, simply jumps down on top of the Rocket currently threatening them with zero hesitation.
  • Pungeon Master: Loves to drive Rose crazy with appropriate puns whenever possible, and wears shirts with puns on them.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Rose is definitely not his girlfriend.
  • Tacky Tuxedo: He owns a tuxedo t-shirt that he thinks is a suitable replacement for a real tuxedo. He also tried to wear a tux to court during Brian's trial.
  • Team Mom: He's incredibly caring and protective of all his companions, and when anybody is injured he enters "Scared Mom Mode".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a phobia of Mr. Mime.

His Pokemon:

On hand: Treble (Cyndaquil —> Quilava), Minuet (Butterfree), Bass (male Nidoran —> Nidorino), Serenade (shiny Staryu), Baritone (Cubone), Prelude (Shinx —> Luxio), Nocturne (Honedge), Trill (Trubbish), Basil (Oddish), Cadence (winter Hoothoot), Falsetto (Igglybuff), Crescendo (Zubat), Adagio (Tirtuoga), Refrain (Wimpod), Dirge (Slakoth), Mele (Comfey), Symphony (ghost Dratini), Drumstick (Vanillite), Grunge (Croagunk), Tempo (Swellow—see below)

Former: Otto (Pidgey—traded for Basil), Harmony (Paras—adopted out), The Brain (Shellos—sent to Trey)

  • Beware the Cute Ones: Drumstick is an adorable little ice cream cone, but when it fights it gets a concerning amount of glee from burying opponents in blizzards.
  • Broken Bird: Baritone, the Cubone that Cobalt finds in one of the last rooms of Mount Moon, was sitting yards away from the impromptu grave of its mother. This overlaps with Heartwarming Orphan and Happily Adopted, though, as Baritone clearly is already attached to Cobalt. Treble also falls under this category, as he has a bad reaction to being around Brian, a known Pokémon abuser, due to due to being born from an illegal breeding chain set up by him and having to be rescued by Professor Elm.
  • Crying Little Kid: Baritone, quite often. Justified due to being orphaned shortly after birth.
  • The Gadfly: Falsetto has a mischievous streak, such as biting Cobalt on the nose and opening all of his Pokeballs when he's not looking.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Treble gets jealous of Cadence for seemingly encroaching on his territory (Cobalt's head). Cadence usually rides on his shoulder instead, but it still riles Treble up a little.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Bass is usually described as a "grumpy-old-man-baby", since he has the personality of the former despite being only a few days old.
  • Head Pet: Treble is often riding on Cobalt's head. When he evolves he's demoted to the occasional shoulder, and is bitter about his old spot being taken by Cadence.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Cobalt is willing to let Pokemon go if he feels he can't care for them. He traded Otto with his mom because he punched him on their first meeting and worried that would sour their relationship, and he adopted out Harmony because he couldn't give her the attention she deserved.
  • Level Grinding: Prelude gets an express version of this when he's used to get rid of a swarm of Wingull. It's enough experience to immediately evolve him, despite not being used in a while.
  • Memory Jar: Nocturne seems to contains the memories of another person, though whether it was a previous trainer or possibly their own past life remains to be seen.
  • Missing Reflection: Symphony is stated to not appear in photos.
  • Mundane Utility: Treble often serves as the party's campfire, not that he minds.
  • Musical Theme Naming: All of Cobalt's Pokemon have names themed around musical terms: Treble, Bass, Minuet, etc.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Treble's collar has an Everstone embedded into it, which means he will not evolve unless it is removed. When it gets removed accidentally during one of their travels, nobody notices until Treble begins to glow...
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Symphony's eyes are bright blue rather than black.
  • Odd Name Out: Otto was the only Pokemon Cobalt didn't give a musical name to (it was a pun on the Pidgy's evolution, Pidgeotto). This still stands when he's traded for Basil the Oddish.
  • Put on a Bus: Cobalt has traded or adopted out Pokemon he feels he can't take proper care of.
  • Scars Are Forever: Minuet lost a chunk of her wing when Bango was fighting her, and it never fully healed. Trill also has burn marks that were never healed after his initial fight with the duo.
  • Shrinking Violet: Treble gets frightened easily, though he is getting better being around Cobalt.
  • Tsundere: Bass towards Cobalt.
  • Underground Monkey: Like Rose, he's come across a few.
    • Cadence is Ice/Flying type due to the drop in temperature.
    • Symphony is a Dragon/Ghost Dratini in a similar situation to Pepper.

The One-Feathered Taillow/Swellow/Tempo

A Taillow with one tail feather that Cobalt encountered in the first episode. He escaped while he tried to catch him, and has occasionally appeared across Kanto to taunt him. By episode 44 he had evolved to a Swellow offscreen. Cobalt finally caught him in episode 61, naming him Tempo.

     Victor and his Pokemon 

Victor Sycamore

A young boy Rose and Cobalt meet near the beginning of their journey. After a series of mishaps in Viridian Forest, Victor decided to join them in their adventure. He is a very timid boy with a complicated family situation, but he's very kind and open-hearted.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Sleeps with Nightlight the Ninetales lit up, and Biscuit is actually an Emotional Support Dog.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When Victor finds out that Cira is a Rocket...we find out what Nightlight is, and it is 'scary'.
  • Cheerful Child: Somehow manages to remain optimistic, even as he gets dragged along on Rose and Cobalt's (occasionally scary) adventures.
  • The Determinator: The shop girl in Pewter offered to trade him her Piplup if he found her an Audino in Mount Moon, despite it not being their natural habitat. When Rose and Cira rescue him from the Rockets, he's got an Audino in a Pokéball.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Possibly even moreso than Cobalt. Like him most of his Pokemon joined him after he asked them to, and he's a very doting trainer.
  • GMPC: Though never to the point of railroading, occasionally Alan uses him to guide the plot towards or away from certain things. Mostly he just exists to be cute. That being said, the Christmas special where Annie and Jonathan took over as GMs saw Alan use Victor as his own character.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Both Biscuits and Nightlight are canine pokemon.
  • Hidden Depths: Victor is a capable cook, even making banana pudding for Rose, who is a Poketarian. He is also is a Contest Master, competing with Biscuit, and even teaches the Contest Beginner class that Rose, Cobalt, and Cira take part in.
  • The Load: Victor is probably the least-experienced out of the trio, but compensates for it with Nightlight.
  • Mysterious Past: Victor is from Kalos, but he apparently has connections to Professor Sycamore and several Non Player Characters, most of whom quickly say that they know Victor's mother, who Victor apparently does not have a great relationship with. He has several phobias, including fear of ghosts, of the dark, and of enclosed spaces. Plus, why is he going on a journey in Kanto instead of Kalos?
  • Non-Action Guy: Victor rarely goes near Pokemon battles. He's a coordinator.
  • Older Than They Look: Victor is tall for his age, and his husky appearance contributes as well.
  • Shrinking Violet: Victor doesn't handle stressful situations well.

His Pokemon:

On hand: Biscuit (Lillipup), Nightlight (Ninetales), Tweetsy (Fletchling), Squeakers (Piplup), Dreamer (Shiny Munchlax), Sneezy (Cubchoo), Lapis (Lapras)

Former: Audino (Singaling—traded for Squeakers)

  • Fantastic Foxes: Nightlight the Ninetails is Victor's most powerful Pokemon.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Squeakers joins Cobalt's team for the hockey game against Bobby because he's a natural skater and very feisty.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Most of Victor's Pokemon, namely Biscuits, Squeaker, and Sneezy. Alan at one points note that you shouldn't give him a cute little dog and not expect him to use it.

     Cira and her Pokemon 

Cira (voiced by Shannon Manor)

A mysterious and edgy girl that Rose and Cobalt meet in Viridian Forest. After several misadventures it's revealed that she's actually a member of old Team Rocket. Despite this, she has a good streak and can't help but help the group when they're in trouble. She's also a Trial Captain for the Underground Trial League.

  • A Child Shall Lead Them: When Giovanni left, Cira was put in charge of Team Rocket. It...did not go well.
  • Amazon Chaser: Her crush on Bonnie makes her this.
  • The Atoner: Apparently, one of Cira's main motivations is to fix things, presumably whatever caused her rift with Team Rocket.
  • Badass Gay: Very badass, and very definitely gay.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a member of Team Rocket, so far she has encountered Mew at least twice, and when Mew!Clefairy showed up to help her and Rose, Bonnie noted that Clefairy only appear to those who are pure of heart.
  • Delinquent Hair: Has a bright orange mohawk that is used as a hiding place for Raimi, and the attitude to match.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Her dad calls her "Cici". As soon as they heard it, both Cobalt and Rose changed their contact info to it.
  • Fairy Godmother: According to a comic by her voice actor, after stealing coins from a wishing fountain, Cira is now beholden to grant the wishes of the coins' owners. She is not happy about this, and some of them end up becoming Be Careful What You Wish For...
    • A young boy wanted to be able to stand up to his bullies. Cira taught him how to punch, and gave him confidence, BUT the confrontation with his bullies doesn't go as planned: Cira offers him an alibi if he murders the bullies.
    • A local bakery successfully got on its feet with Cira's aid, BUT Cira then ransacked and tagged it, leaving it in shambles.
    • An amateur band wanted to win a Battle of the Bands contest. They did, with Cira's aid, BUT then had their trophy and winnings, as well as the entire audience's wallets, stolen by her.
  • Foe Yay: She's definitely interested in Bonnie, to the point of stealing Rose and Cobalt's police files to see what she looks like, and slipping Bonnie her number while Bonnie is unconscious.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Featured in a three-episode arc that established her character, and has come back several times to assist the group. Jake and Josh have said that she's basically a main character now.
  • Hellbent For Leather: Cira's leather jacket is her trademark. 
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cobalt tries to explain this to her.
    Cobalt: I think your ugly inside is...part of your...outside front.
    Cira: What?
    Cobalt: I think you're nicer than you want me to believe you are and you're faking how not-nice you are because really you're nice.
    Cira: I'll push you off the side of this boat!
    Cobalt: I know but I don't think you'll mean it in your heart!
  • The Mole: Cira is still technically reporting to Giovanni on the whereabouts of the Legendary Birds, including what Professor Skye tells the gang in his lab. She is also investigating Mew, but that may be a personal project.
  • Mysterious Past: Something happened in the past that caused her to leave the main Team Rocket cell, although she still considers herself a Rocket. The rest of her backstory is a mystery.
  • Poke the Poodle: After Cobalt claims that Cira is secretly nice, she shoves a waiter to prove that she's mean. She starts apologizing, then backtracks to keep her point proven.
  • Poisonous Person: Uses several Poison-types in her team. This might be intentional, since she still counts herself as a member of Team Rocket.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Practically Cira's byline at this point.
  • Sticky Fingers: She has stolen lots of things, including: a Pikachu from Viridian Forest (taken bodily without capturing it); coins out of a wishing fountain; Bonnie's Venipede; Heart Scales from Holly and Scott, the losers in the Contest, who are eight and five or six, and the police files about Team Rocket (with Scramble's help).
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Both invoked on and defied by her. There's a Loudred on Rocket's payroll that follows her around and tries to play the Team Rocket theme song, which in turn forces her to start the motto. After a few minutes she's able to shake it off, and ends up chasing the Loudred off because it's a risk to her stealth missions.
  • Tsundere: Can be very unfriendly to Rose, Cobalt, and Victor, but also helps rescue Cobalt and Victor from Operation Fight Club, and presents the gang with cupcakes (that she admittedly stole).
  • :Token Evil Teammate: Allies herself (reluctantly) with Cobalt, Cira, and Victor, but still claims to be a Rocket. Also is seeking Mew for some unknown reason.
  • Walking Spoiler: See how much of her text is whited out? There's a reason for that.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Her outfit as trial captain is a blatant shout-out to Giovanni.

Her Pokemon:

On hand: Wood (Drowzee), Raimi (Joltik), Cronenberg (Gastly —> Haunter), Ridley (Shiny Eevee), Dominik (Pikachu), Gilliam (Jigglypuff), Carpenter (Sableye), Franny (ground Persian), Tarantino (Drilbur)

Former: Honda (Venipede) (stolen, then returned), Munna (stolen, then returned)

  • Abduction Is Love: Played with a few times.
    • Cira kidnaps Dominik before technically catching her and she is not very pleased, but after she apologizes to her and shares some friendship jerky she warms up to her.
    • This utterly fails with the Munna she tries to take, likely because it still belonged to another trainer.
    • It works with the Drilbur she takes from the Celadon trial. While she is technically the Trial Captain, it's still made clear that she doesn't actually own either Drilbur involved.
  • Big Eater: Wood is always hungry, and even steals food from other Pokemon occasionally.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Honda is not Venipede's nickname since he was stolen from Bonnie, so he refuses to respond to it.
  • Head Pet: Raimi spends most of her time nestled in Cira's mohawk.
  • Lecherous Licking: After evolving, Cronenberg really loves flicking his tongue around and licking people.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: All Cira's pokemon are named after Directors.
  • Obliviously Evil: While not technically evil, Gilliam is unaware that the person who saved her from Team Rocket was also from Team Rocket.
  • Silly Spook: Cronenberg, is quite the prankster, and enjoys scaring people by phasing through walls.
  • Underground Monkey: Franny, the Persian she uses when she's a trial captain, is ground-type.


Gym Leaders

     Viridian City Gym 

Blue Oak

Fennekin, Oshawott, Bulbasaur, and Torchic

The leader of the Viridian City Gym, Blue is a famous trainer from Palette second only to Red. Still not restricting himself to a single type, Blue only uses starter Pokemon in his gym battles. He gives out the Starter Badge upon defeat.

     Pewter City Gym 

Kent (voiced by Sky Ertl)

His Pokemon: Notatree (Sudowoodo), Mr. Freeze (Kabutops), Samantha (Tyrantrum), Tokusatsu (Barbaracle)

The leader of the Pewter City Gym, who took it over after Brock "wandered off with some loser". He also works on the fossil machine in town. He gives out the Ancient Badge upon defeat.

  • Dishing Out Dirt: Kent's gym specializes in Rock types, including Fossil Pokémon.
  • Fossil Revival: His Tyrantrum and Kabutops were revived from Fossils, presumably found around Pewter City.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Kent wears a nice vest and tie in his official artwork.
  • Punny Name: Notatree is not a tree.


Her Pokemon: Aerodactyl

One of the trainers under Kent's authority in the gym, she tests Rose and Cobalt to make sure they're ready for him. Has a crush on Cobalt.

  • Blood Knight: She's very eager to battle, and Kent often has to reign her in. She also may've killed a Rocket?
  • Tsundere: Towards Cobalt.

     Cerulean City Gym 

Trajan/Trey (voiced by Matt Hoadley)

His Pokemon: Stormy (Castform), Sarge (Piplup), Scout (Golett—>Golurk), Snout (Phanpy), Spikes (Qwilfish), Solaris (Solrock), Ha'aheo (Kommo-o), Empoleon (multiple: Freyr, Castle, Caspian, Carolina, and others)

Trajan is a trainer from Kalos who has travelled the world before settling in Cerulean to take over the gym from Misty. Rather than restricting himself to a single type, Trajan's gym team is themed around small, yet powerful Pokemon. He gives out the Power badge upon defeat.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: Though he's intimidating when standing still (on account of being an armoured dragon), Ha'a Hao is basically a big, cuddly dog when it comes to Trey.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Almost all of his Pokemon's names begin with "S", the exception of his personal Empoleon Freyr and his Kommo-o Ha'aheo. Additionally, all of the Empoleon who work at the gym have names beginning with "C".
  • Caring Gardener: Trajan keeps an exquisite garden on the top floor of the gym, possibly with the help of Shaymin.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: In an extra comic, he is seen with a tumbler of something dark, meditating on how creepy Pepper is.
  • Pals with Jesus: During his travels abroad, Trajan befriended a Legendary Pokemon, specifically Shaymin during his travels abroad.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Shaymin sometimes rides on Trey's shoulder. It's impossible to notice much of the time, but when the sunlight hits it directly it's possible to catch a glimpse.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: All of his Pokemon are small and cute, but they can pack a punch.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Trajan suits up nicely for his gym battle.
  • Underground Monkey: After Scout was brutally defeated by Pepper, Trey had to repair him. In addition to evolving into Golurk, it also became Ghost/Steel.


A kind baker who opened up a shop in Cerulean and, upon wishing for assistance running it, encountered a kind stranger who helped her make it a popular and beautiful store. Unfortunately the stranger was Cira fulfilling a wish, and after helping Molly make it a success she then robbed it blind. She was later hired by Trey to be the in-house baker for the Cerulean gym.

  • The Bus Came Back: She reappears after a few appearances in the bonus comics as a worker in Cerulean Gym.
  • Canon Immigrant: She originally appeared in Shannon's comics depicting Cira going around and granting people's wishes. When Trajan reveals he's starting concession stands in his Gym, everyone immediately wants Molly to be the one in charge of it.
  • The Woobie: A young girl who makes a wish that someone could help make her bakery successful, receives it thanks to a kind stranger, and then is betrayed and nearly ruined right after hitting the big time.

     Vermilion City Gym 

Calico and Aegeon (voiced by Annie and Jonathan Craton respectively)

Calico's Pokemon: Crackers (Murkrow), Citizen Snips (Crawdaunt), Keelhaul (Dhelmise), Rackham (Pawniard), Peanut Butter (Honchkrow)

Aegeon's Pokemon: Ito (Rotom), Tor (Klefki), Braum (Chandelure), HP (Ariados)

The dual leaders of Vermilion City, who also run the amusement park Pelipper Pier. Though they put on a good show as the pirate- and spooky-themed leaders, they have a tendency to break character when the other does something especially clever. The two are also experimenting with bringing Alola-Style trials to Kanto. They award the Dual Duel Badges upon defeat.

  • Battle Couple: The two are dating. Their voice actors are married.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Calico acts like a ruthless pirate, and Aegeon is always playing up his evil side, but in actuality they're very nice and love running an amusement park for children. The darkness becomes less and less pronounced as things continue, since the trial they build for Cobalt and Rose is meant to strengthen their friendship, and Aegeon's final fight is at Little Cleffa's Giggle Coaster.
  • Dual Boss: The two are initially fought in a double battle. At the end of the trial, they are fought separately—Cobalt fights Calico and Rose fights Aegeon. This is even reflected in their badge, aptly named the Dual Duel Badge, Ageon and Calico each carry one piece of.
  • Head Pet: Calico's Honchkrow Peanut Butter, despite her weighing around 60 pounds.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: They took over the 2017 Candlenights special.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Aegeon's Pokemon are named after famous horror authors. In addition, Calico's Pawniard Rackham is named after John Rackham, a famous pirate also known as Calico Jack.
  • Pirate Parrot: Calico's Murkrow Crackers, who doesn't actually participate in gym battles. He's just there for looks.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Calico's Crawdaunt Citizen Snips.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Calico through and through.
  • Theme Naming: Calico's Pokemon have a nautical theme (except for Peanut Butter the Honchkrow).
  • Whole Costume Reference: Aegeon's costume and entire motif is themed after The Babadook. This is not lost on Jake and Josh who, throughout the encounters with the Gym Leaders, refer to anything bad happening to them as getting "Babadooked".

     Celadon City Gym 

Emma (voiced by Riley Hopkins)

Her Pokemon: Jabby (Emolga), Shiner (Steel Heracross), Brusier (Hawlucha)

Emma is a trainer and popular Rotomtuber who streams her battles online and has a decent following. She also challenges Cobalt and Rose when they come to the Celadon City Gym. In reality she broke into the building with the assistance of Rich while the real Gym Leader was on sabbatical. She awards the Fight Club Badge upon defeat (which are in fact bottle caps).

  • Bare-Fisted Monk: She specializes in Fighting-types.
  • Boring, but Practical: Both Shiner and Bruiser know Karate Chop, and even though Emma would like to spice things up, she admits that its the best move to use over and over again.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Emma from Celadon is played by Zendaya.
  • Didn't Think This Through: She has no idea what to do when Rose and Emma actually beat her, and therefore has to grab trash from Rich in order to give them a badge.
  • Gamer Girl: A variant for this world. She battles just like many other trainers, but her streaming them leans towards this trope.
  • Underground Monkey: Shiner is Steel/Fighting instead of Bug/Fighting.

     Saffron City Gym 

Mars (voiced by Porschia)

Her Pokemon: Maillard (Incineroar), Cassoulet (Koffing), Flambe (Flareon), Aioli (Grimer), Brulee (Salandit), Fricasse (Fletchinder), Roux (Golbat)

The leader of the newly-refurbished Saffron City Gym, which also doubles as her own restaurant. In addition to cooking world-class meals with the help of her Pokemon, she also runs the Steel-Type Chef competition for challengers to her gym. She's also friends with Victor's mother, and helped him when he first started Pokemon contests. She awards the Pressure Cooker Badge to the winner of her gym's Cooking Duel.

  • All There in the Manual: Aioli, Brulee, Fricasee, and Roux don't appear during Porta's episodes and were revealed on her twitter.
  • Chef of Iron: Naturally, since she's both a chef and a gym leader.
  • Edible Theme Naming: All her Pokemon are named after French cuisine.
  • Playing with Fire: One of her type preferences.
  • Poisonous Person: Her other type preference.
  • Expy: Several elements of her character design (black, large triangular afro, fun clothing style) is inspired by Miss Grotke from Recess.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Without the scary part, but they do have large reflective lenses akin to Professor Tomoe.
  • Supreme Chef: She's a world-class chef and trainer, and her restaurant is able to draw foodies and food bloggers from every region.

     Fuschia City Gym 

Devitt (voiced by Joe Hadfield)

His Pokemon: Camille (Sylveon), Lilanda (Leafeon), Ligere (Umbreon), Asha (Espeon), Vaporeon, Montressor (Flareon), Eevees (multiple)

A popular fashion designer and model, though he'd rather be known for his gym prowess and research into eevee evolution. After Cobalt and Rose help him put on a fashion show (and catch some much-needed shut eye), he agrees to battle them and help them with what he's discovered about Evolution Plus. He awards the Helix Badge upon defeat.

  • Agent Peacock: Astoundingly so. His gym battle outfit is heels, a tiara, no shirt, and a sheathed rapier.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His first outfit includes a croptop.
  • Bishounen: He's very pretty, and a fashion designer to boot.
  • Complexity Addiction: He only wanted Rose and Cobalt to fill in for him at the fashion show. Instead they come up with an overly complicated a plan in which they both disguise themselves as Devitt.He goes along with their plan mainly for the drama.
    Devitt: A complicated plan with this much misdirection I cannot pass up.
  • The Fashionista: Naturally. He's a fashion designer! He even made some of Biscuit's contest outfits.
  • Unwanted Harem: He has a bevvy of fans that are always clamouring to see him. His first encounter with Rose and Cobalt is securing their help in hiding him from them, and then skipping a fashion show so he can sleep for a bit.

The Underground Trial League

     Celadon City Trial 

Trial Leader Serena

Her Pokemon: Sweet Stuff(Swirlix), Kirlia

The leader of the Kanto Underground Trial League, she's a mysterious and aloof woman supposedly gives out stamp booklets to new trial-goers. She's also connected to the Lavender Town Coliseum. She has a keen interest in Rose and Cobalt due to the reputation they've garnered behind the scenes.

  • Badass Longcoat: She has one.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She has a pixie-cut.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She can hold her own against some of the duo's ridiculousness, especially when Rose tries to explain the weird whether while simultaneously denying the existence of Legendary Birds.
  • Not So Stoic: She tries to come off aloof and mysterious, and with anyone else she'd surely succeed, but Rose and Cobalt are a combination of savvy and ignorant that completely throws her for a loop—they catch her in multiple bluffs, manage to intimidate her with Pepper, and have the confidence to demand her job after beating her in a Pokemon battle.

Trial Captain Cira

See her section above for her tropes.

     Safari Zone 

Trial Captain Rollie (voiced by Scott Mason)

His Pokemon: Ambrose (Buizel), Anthem (Tropius), Avia (Altaria), Snover, Aegis (Shieldon), Aster (Grass Absol)

A Pokemon Ranger who enlists the help of Rose and Cobalt to get rid of a gang of displaced Snovers causing chaos on Route 6 during the events of Act 1. They come across him again when they find out he runs the Safari Zone and the Trial within.

     Seafoam Islands 

Trial Captain Bobby (Voiced by Tanner Vogelgesang)

His Pokemon: Wildwing (Hockey Farfetch'd), Hunter (Sneasel), Mick E. Moose (Sawsbuck), Youppi (Snover), Spartacat (Glaceon), Fin (Dewgong)

A Trial Captain from an unknown region that the group find in the caves beneath the Seafoam Islands on their way to Cinnabar Island. When he's not running a hockey camp for children, he and his Pokemon run a trial for trainers who happen upon them.

  • Canada, Eh?: He was designed to have as many Canadian stereotypes as possible. He plays hockey, is overly polite, seems to eat nothing but maple syrup, and ends nearly every sentence with "eh?"
  • Canadian = Hockey Fan: Or player, rather. And his pokemon too!
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Bobby is happy to abide by standard hockey rules until Cobalt gets rough with the Pokemon. Then he starts using moves and other non-standard techniques to make the game more fun.
  • Lovable Jock: An expert hockey player who's extreme nice.
  • Minnesota Nice: The overly-Canadian accent Tanner affects for the character sometimes dips into this.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Bobby's full name is Bobby Stanley, named after famous hockey player Bobby Orr and the Stanley Cup itself.
    • His Pokemon follow this as well to a lesser degree; they're all named after hockey mascots.
  • Non-Action Guy: Fin doesn't play, instead he runs the concession stand.
  • Rule of Fun: He runs his hockey games like this: as long as everyone is having fun then the rules aren't as important.
  • Underground Monkey: Wildwing is Ice/Fighting type.


     Team Rocket 


Her Pokemon: Smelly Cat (Stunky), Bugsy (Venipede), Killer (Flabébé)

One of the Rockets who attacked the Viridian City Police Station. She was also the leader of Operation: Fight Club at Mount Moon until Rose and Cira foiled her plans. Later revealed to be one of the people brainwashed into serving the bad Rockets, though she was able to recover and travels with Cira to take them down. Cira has a crush on her.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She is among the Rockets that were brainwashed into serving Jessie and James on new Team Rocket, and is still susceptible it despite trying to act against them.
  • Brawn Hilda: She's quite tall and quite strong.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: She hasn't been seen since Operation Fight Club was foiled. She returns in the Act One Interlude.
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: Her Flabébé, a tiny flowery fairy, is nicknamed Killer.
  • Poisonous Person: Two out of three Pokemon on her team are poison types, which makes sense since she's a Rocket.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Bonnie is at least six feet tall.
  • Whip It Good: Uses a whip on the Jigglypuff during Operation Fight Club.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has curly purple hair.


His Pokemon: Trashpile (Trubbish), Hacker (Koffing), Purrcy (Purrloin)

A pair of Rockets that attacked the Viridian City Police station. Bonnie was the leader of Operation: Fight Club at Mount Moon, with Billy assisting. Billy was arrested by Rose after she and Cira foiled their plans.

  • Butt-Monkey: Billy's only significant feature is his hair, described as snot green, and the fact that everything that goes wrong happens to him. So far this includes being burned by Treble's Ember attack, accidentally kidnapping the wrong person, and being attacked by a horde of Zubat, causing him to be covered in guano.
  • Poisonous Person: Two out of three Pokemon on his team are poison types, which makes sense since he's a Rocket.
  • Smug Snake: When Rose arrests Billy in Mount Moon, even after revealing that she has a taped confession of his and Bonnie's crimes, and that the police are on their way, he's surprisingly nonchalant about the whole situation, mocking Rose for her lack of life experience, her trust in her family/the police, and gloating that he won't be in jail for long.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is described as "Snot Green".

Team Rocket Leaders Jessie and James

Their Pokemon: Weezing (James')

The new leaders of Team Rocket, who are engaging in several criminal activities in order to cause chaos across Kanto. Their first plan involves kidnapping the legendary birds.

  • Big Bad: The leaders of Team Rocket and villains for the series.
  • Dragon Ascendent: They started as grunts in the old regime, but worked their way up to depose Giovanni and become the new leaders.


Aerith Jenny

Her Pokemon: Litleo

A cold Jenny that Rose and Cobalt meet at Mount Moon. She has a rivalry with Rose.

  • Courtroom Antics: She tries to do this in order to win Brian's trial. Considering the seriousness of the charges ( Pokemon abuse), the judge and most of the jury are already against her and it doesn't win her any points. She gets sent to Judge Trudy's quarters for Contempt of Court, and that's before Private Psy shows up with even more damning evidence.
  • Dirty Cop: She intentionally misfiled the report on Brian's abuse seemingly in order to spite Rose.
  • Humiliation Conga: What she gets herself into at the end of episode 41. First she earns the ire of most of the region when she defends a man accused of Pokemon abuse, one of the worst crimes in the game's world. Then she demonstrates a lack of knowledge on the world's laws when she tries to make Cobalt sound like the aggressor when in reality it was the standard "trainers' eyes meet" situation. Then Judge Trudy declares her to be in contempt of court. Finally, Private Psy bursts onto the scene and reveals that she's been hiding evidence against Brian, ruining her career.
  • The Rival: Calls herself Rose's rival.
  • The Resenter: Demeans Rose by not using her name (instead calling her "Ambrosia's girl"), makes remarks about how Rose isn't what she seems to be, and interrogates Cobalt for information about Rose and her backstory.
  • The Un Favourite: Nobody in the Jenny family seems to like her. When Rose suggests that she could be a mole for the Rockets, her sister admits that would make a lot of sense.

     Brian Bryan 

Brian Bryan

His Pokemon: Shiny Dragonair, Shiny Typhlosion (formerly)

A rude coordinator who has a bad history with Victor and, less directly, Cobalt.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Rose makes a note of his nice butt, but he's a complete jerk, and she dismisses him as such after seeing his behavior towards Victor.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: When Cobalt fights him in the Underground Passage, he notices that Brian seems to have forced his Typhlosion to evolve early, and has clearly mistreated it in the past. This sparks real anger in Cobalt, and he reveals this isn't the first time he's saved a Pokemon from Brian. During Brian's trial, it comes out that he bred numerous Cyndaquil then abandoned the ones he deemed useless. This included Treble.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Attacks Biscuit during the middle of a contest performance, which is entirely against the rules and gets him penalized with a red card as a result.
  • Repetitive Name: First name Brian, last name Bryan. Because his parents hate him.

Other Characters


Ambrosia Jenny

Her Pokemon: Zango (Arcanine)

Rose's mom, who is a very busy cop and doesn't have a lot of time for her daughters. That being said, she is very protective of Rose and is furious when she isn't called.

  • Mama Bear: As intense as Chartreuse when it comes to protecting her kids.
  • String Theory: Her room has a "wall of crazy" like this while she's working a case.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: She's mentioned to be too busy to give attention to all of her daughters. That's no excuse to not call her from the road, though.

Chartreuse and Cyan Elm

Their Pokemon: Bella (Bellossom, Chartreuse's), Otto (Pidgeotto, Chartreuse's), Arugula (Tropius, Chartreause's), Poliwrath (Cyan's)

Cobalts parents from Palette Town. They are very supportive, even though Chartreuse can get a bit intense when she thinks Cobalt is in danger.

  • Mama Bear: Chartreuse gets pretty intense if Cobalt is in danger, hence why he hid his kidnapping by Team Rocket from her.

The Mitches, Riches, and Pitch

Much like the Jennys and Joys, there is a Mitch in every settlement in Kanto with a gym. Their job is to give advice to the challenging trainers on the gym leader they're about to face. The Underground Trial League has Riches, less-polite members of the family who mock challengers. Furthermore, the Saffron Colosseum has a man named Pitch who greets potential competitors.

  • Catchphrase: "Yo! Champs in the making!"
  • Caustic Critic: The Mitch who acts as a judge for Mars' gym never has anything nice to say to Rose or Cobalt's dishes.
  • Evil Twin: Rich, who greets those participating in the Underground Trials and isn't as nice. He also helps Emma sneak into the Celadon City Gym while the leader is away. Pitch seems to fall somewhere in the middle.
  • Order Versus Chaos: The Mitches like rules, while the Riches like anarchy. Pitch hasn't shown up enough to demonstrate where he falls on the scale.

Professor Skye:

His Pokemon: Helper (Ambipom), Noctowl

A Pokemon Professor with a lab just outside of Cerulean City. He's studied the Legendary Birds extensively and is one of the first to outright state that the climate changes occurring are due to something happening to Moltres.

Fuji Tsubaki

The adopted daughter of Mr. Fuji who took over his duties after his death, which was indirectly caused by the new leaders of Lavender Town and the construction of the Radio Tower. Tsubaki harbours a resentment towards them, and also believes the "Festival of Life" is disrespectful to the souls of the deceased Pokemon interred in the Hall of Memories. Her initial goal was to "bring back the old ways", though she was intentionally vague in what that implies.

  • The Atoner: After her abrasive first encounter with the party she is visited by the spirit of her father who told her that she was closing herself off to other perspectives. To learn more about the other viewpoint she ends up working at the Radio Tower, where she discovers that they had actually installed several shrines to the deceased Pokemon previously interred there to keep them at peace.
  • Excessive Mourning: Word of God is that she is representative of people who refuse to move on after death. She believes the only true way to mourn is reverence, and to try and focus on happy memories is disrespectful.
  • I See Dead People: She is able to commune with deceased Pokemon.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Gal: Has shades of this, as she is convinced her methods of mourning are the only way to properly respect Fuji's wishes.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to show people where the souls of their Pokemon come to rest. But her attempts to do so put the party in harm's way, and her refusal to heed their warnings is going to harm others as well.


His Pokemon: Zan (Zangoose)

A competitor from the Saffron Colosseum, he masquerades as the legendary professional wrestler Ho-Oh until Rose shames him out of his costume. She later allows him to adopt Zan, the Zangoose she fought with and won.

  • Breaking Speech: On the recieving end of one from Rose, which causes him to abandon the Ho-Oh guise and try to find a new gimmick for the Colosseum.
  • Cheap Costume: He has a Ho-Oh wrestler costume that he bought at a shop. It has poor stitching and visible sequins, and the mask easily tears apart in Rose's hands when she gets a hold of it.


The Pokemon Champion, Red helped put Palette Town on the map after defeating the Elite Four for the first time. He's since disappeared, but his legend has influenced a whole generation of trainers (except Rose).

  • The Ace: Red and Blue were instrumental in developing the Pokédex and dismantling Team Rocket twenty years ago.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Revered by the people of Pallet Town, and has a statue dedicated to him there.
  • Present Absence: Apparently out of the picture for some reason, but his influence is felt across the region.


Private Psy and Wattson

A Psyduck detective who is very passionate about catching criminals, but unfortunately not very bright. He is accompanied by a more competent Voltorb who is on the verge of self-destructing due to Psy's incompetence.

  • Amateur Sleuth: The two are not officially associated with the Policeforce.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's endearing, but ridiculous, and most people let him carry on with his antics because he's not in anybody's way and it would be mean to stop him. Come episode 41, he bursts into the courtroom that Aerith intentionally misfiled the reports on Brian's Pokemon Abuse in order to bury evidence and spite Rose, which humiliates her even further.
  • Clueless Detective: Poor Private Psy has plenty of heart but absolutely no skill. He once spent an hour tracking his own footprints.
  • Cooldown Hug: An inadvertent version. Psy has the "Damp" ability, which automatically prevents Voltorb from using Self-Destruct. Psy also has no idea when this is happening, or how often Voltorb has tried.
  • Detective Animal: Though it might be a stretch to call Voltorb an "animal", the spirit is there with the two.
  • Detectives Follow Footprints: Private Psy is often found doing this...with his own footprints.
  • Sherlock Homage: They're variations on Sherlock and Watson, complete with a deerstalker cap on Psy.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Voltorb is red to Psy's blue.


A mythical]] Pokemon that Cira has been tracking across the region—or has it been tracking her? It appears to Rose and Cobalt multiple times early in their journey.


A Loudred that works for Team Rocket by playing the theme song. A constant thorn in Cira's side.

  • Left the Background Music On: It plays the theme song in an attempt to get Cira to finish the Rocket motto.
  • Mundane Utility: When Cira, Rose, and Cobalt are sneaking into the old Game Corner computer lab, they wonder if the Loudred would be able to reach them through the air ducts. Cira pretends to begin the motto, Loudred bursts into the scene with music and spotlight...and the gang use the spotlight to make searching the room easier.

The Legendary Birds: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres

Three sacred Pokemon who keep the weather stable in Kanto.

  • Cosmic Keystone: The three control the environment around Kanto. Moltres being captured causes the temperature to drop and thunderstorms to rage across the region.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Subverted. Cobalt offers Articuno some friendship jerky, and while she likes it, it doesn't change her demeanour and the entire experiences leaves everyone quite shaken.
  • Distressed Dude: Moltres is kidnapped by Team Rocket early in the story, though it takes several episodes for the impact of that to become evident.
  • Good Is Not Nice: They are important guardians of the environment that need to be in harmony. Articuno also makes it clear that she and her siblings do not want any human lives to be lost should Moltres not be rescued. But if he isn't, then casualties will be inevitable.
  • Miko: One leads the party to wear Articuno is waiting and allows the legendary to speak through her. Articuno states that this is her purpose, and that the woman "knew what she was choosing".
  • No Biological Sex: Articuno is female by "human" concepts of gender. Likewise, Moltres is male, and Zapdos uses they/them pronouns. In doing so they manage to form a Gender-Equal Ensemble from three entities.
  • The Unintelligible: Zapdos appears without anyone to channel them. When they confronts the party they only hear their screaming, which Articuno then translates.


Cobalt's new nemesis after he repeatedly got into fights with it over his food during the journey to Cinnabar Island.

  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Pelipper has a much less valid reason for disliking Cobalt than Tempo did.


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