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The main human protagonist of the series, Kate is a school-aged girl who recently moved to the Big City from an unknown city. She is the owner of faithful dog companion Magic.

Voiced by: Debora Magnaghi (IT), Katie McGovern (Original EN), Stephanie Sheh (US), Julie-Ann Dean (UK), Claire Tefnin (FR), Justyna Bojczuk (PL), Nádorfi Krisztina (HU)

  • Action Survivor: Kate managed to survive the many dangers of Pocketville's outskirts yet she isn't too skilled.
  • Badass Pacifist: Somewhat subverted, as Kate never mentions anything about using violence against Eva and her goons. Though Kate is never seen using violence against anyone or doing anything violent for that matter. Usually the Royal Guards are more likely to get in a fistfight (or "paw-fight") with Eva's lackeys while Kate, Magic, and Eva stay in the background.
  • Character Development: Kate starts off as a homesick girl who just moved to the Big City, missing both her old home and her mother (who had to be away because of her job). She became even more homesick and misses both her parents in the second episode. Eventually she matures and becomes more courageous and selfless as she ventures through Pocketville.
  • Dub Name Change: Her original Italian name is Flo, but was changed to Kate in the English dub possibly due to localization.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears pigtails whenever she's in her school uniform but drops them for her standard "hair-down" look whenever she's wearing her everyday outfits.
  • The Heroine:
  • Limited Wardrobe: She only has five different sets of outfits: her school uniform, her everyday outfits, and her nightwear. All of them except for the uniform has a recurring pink-and-yellow scheme.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: She's the only human among the Pocketville denizens (who are civilized animals).
  • Muggles: Of course, originally being just a normal girl living in a city and oblivious to the fact that magic exists, eventually steps foot into Pocketville, a Magical Land. That is, until she eventually learns how to use the Friendship Heart.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Kate was just a normal girl who recently moved to the Big City and is just trying to cope with her mother being away for the time being, when she is beamed to Pocketville in Ava's place and ends up being the heroine of the magical land.
  • Only the Pure of Heart: This explains why Kate happened to end up in Pocketville.
  • Plucky Girl: In Pocketville, she has shown her courage and optimisim when facing Eva and her gang.
  • Summon Everyman Hero: She wasn't summoned to Pocketville on purpose, but because something went wrong in Magic's Friendship Ceremony (where Magic was going to be sent to her), and she ended up taking Ava's place. She eventually became the heroine of the city, standing up against Eva and her lackeys and helping to claim the other piece of the Friendship Heart.
  • Team Mom: She acts as a substitution to Ava, earning her this trope.
  • Token Human: She's the only human protagonist and the only human to step foot in Pocketville.
  • Vague Age: Some sources state that Kate is 10, while others say that she is 11.
  • Youthful Freckles: Part of her character design.

    Kate's parents 

Peter and Maria
Peter (left) and Maria (right) with their daughter Kate (center)

Kate's mother and father. Maria is often absent due to her work located far away, and only appears in four episodes, leaving her husband Peter to take care of Kate while she's away.

Voiced by (respectively): Unknown and Reba West (EN), Láng Balázs and Gerbert Judit (HU)

    The Pet Buster

A crazy old man who runs an abusive pet shelter. He made an alliance with Eva to send him as many Pocketville denizens as he wants. He eventually gets arrested after breaking into Kate's house but is then bailed out in the final episode.

Voiced by: Melis Gábor (HU)

  • Ax-Crazy: Just look at his intents and you won't be surprised.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: The Pet Buster neglects all his strays that he captures, including Ava.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with a mean Cockney accent.
  • Evil Old Folks: He may be looking like a regular old man but he has some malicious intents and plans on helping Eva wreak havoc on Pocketville.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Although Eva is an already vile villain, he is considered this since he is a new, bigger threat to Pocketville. He even betrayed Eva in the final episode.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Only wears that specific outfit in every episode he appears in.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He is very anti-social and almost never gets in contact with anyone, and he also happens to be a creepy and devious old man.
  • Obviously Evil: Take a look at his ragged appearance and the way he keeps his shelter. He’s obviously a bad guy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He doesn't have an actual name that's confirmed; he's only known as the Pet Buster, even by Kate. Guess he's very private too.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He gets rich from all those auctions he sells his pets at yet he's incredibly careless, and he often breaks the law. Not to mention that the implication on why he got bailed out is because of his wealth.
  • Senior Creep: He's an old man whom pets are absolutely afraid of.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Of course, being a grouchy and gritty old man character, kids wouldn't want to get a doll of him.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He gets bailed out in the next-to-last episode but we never learn why. It could be because of all the money he earned from auctions but it was never confirmed.

Mixed-species groups

    Royal Guards
From left to right: Danny, Balloon, William, and Mela

A quartet of two male dogs and two female cats whose task is to protect Princess Ava and Pocketville.

    Eva's gang 
A quartet of two dogs, a crow, and a cat whose main task is to wreak havoc across the Pocket Kingdom and claim Kate's half of the Friendship Heart.



One of the main protagonists, Magic is an energetic young German Shepherd who is Kate's companion.

Voiced by: Renato Novara (IT), Mark Hanna (Original EN?), Johnny Yong Bosch (US), Gauthier de Fauconval (FR), Mateusz Narloch (PL), Csőre Gábor (HU)

  • Adoptive Name Change: His original name was Oristolfo prior to being adopted by Kate.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Whenever he's with Kate, he is chock full of energy and enthusiam, and shows mannerisms akin to a child. However, he masks as an older person whenever he's around Eva or one of her lackeys.
  • Badass Pacifist: Just like his owner, Magic is never seen doing anything considered violent. If anything, he would just let the Guards do the bidding.
  • Dog Stereotype: Is the stereotypical German Shepherd protagonist.
  • Dogs Love Being Praised: Of course, being Kate’s faithful canine companion, it’s natural that he loves that.
  • The Hero: Is one of the main protagonists and is the primary animal hero.


William is a Golden Retriever who is the de facto leader of the Pocketville Royal Guards. He is very protective of the citizens of Pocketville, and especially Ava.

Voiced by: Maurizio Merluzzo (IT), Sam Gold (US/UK), Ronald Breums (FR), Jacek Zawada (PL), Seszták Szabolcs (HU)

  • The Leader: He is considered the leader of the Guards.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: William can come off as being quite firm and no-nonsense, but he would also show a warmer side to his friends.


Danny is an English Mastiff who is one of the Royal Guards. He is often the Foil of the bunch, and is a little slow in the head, but he is very good-natured.

Voiced by: Alessandro Zurla (IT), Richard Epcar (Original EN?), Miecyzław Morański (PL), Bardóczy Attila (HU)

     Zull and Gort

Zull and Gort are an unintelligent Rottweiler and pit bull (respectively) duo who are Eva's two underlings. They are both unintelligent and often get into a lot of mishaps.

Voiced by (respectively): Giorgio Bonin and Claudio Moneta (IT), Richard Epcar and Aaron Albertus (EN), Krzysztof Szczerbiński and Janusz Wituch (PL), Schneider Zoltán and Sótonyi Gábor (HU)

  • Berserk Button: Never call them poodles. Or Cocker Spaniels.
  • Beware of Vicious Dog: They’re both big, strong, but incredibly unintelligent dogs who cause nothing but trouble in Pocketville.
  • The Bully: They often ridicule or scare off other pets if they try to get in their way.
  • Bumbling Henchmen Duo: They are a duo of two incompetent underlings who often screw up with Eva's plans.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Both of them tend to get extremely scatterbrained to the point where they always screw up with Eva's plans.
  • Co-Dragons: Zull and Gort both share the role as being Eva's primary lackeys, along with Krakia.
  • Dog Stereotype: Zull and Gort are dogs from breeds thought of as dangerous and tough.
  • Evil Brit: Both speak with English accents in the UK dub.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Both of them usually stick together, though they often get into quarrels with each other. They obviously aren't into each other due to LGBTQ+ references in kids media being very questionable at the time this show was made, so in "Good Manners (Part 2)", they are both infatuated by a female Rottweiler and pit bull.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: They often bring comedy to the table with their foolish antics while they go through with whatever scheme their boss Eva is cooking up.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Wear spiked collars.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Eva is a devious Siamese cat who is always scheming to take her sister's Friendship Heart, while Zull and Gort, her lackeys, are a pair of dogs from stereotypical tough breeds, but they often mess up or end up being goofy.


A Dalmatian who is the first known Chosen Pet of the show. She/he was sent to a girl named Caroline.

  • Advertised Extra: She was featured in a lot of merchandise and artwork yet she has an extremely minor role, let alone disappear after the first episode.
  • Ambiguous Gender: It really depends on what dub you're watching, but with the lack of masculine or feminine features (Dot has eyelashes, though a large portion of male characters in this show have them), it's pretty much unknown what Dot's official gender is. Dot's a pretty feminine name, however.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Dot (another word for "spot" or "mark") and she's covered in spots; the primary characteristic of a Dalmatian.
  • No Name Given: She isn't referred to by her name in the show, only by her breed. Her name is only used in merchandise.
  • She's a Man in Japan: In the original English dub and select other dubs, Dot is male. In the official US and UK dubs as well as select other ones, Dot is female.


A beagle who was one of the many pets who signed up to become a Royal Guard. She wins all three trials, but instead of getting the job as a Guard, she is sent to Makayla, a girl who has trouble avoiding any tricks other kids play on her.

Voiced by: Julie-Ann Dean (US/UK)

  • She's a Man in Japan: In the original English dub and other dubs, Pia speaks with a masculine voice with sort of a Californian accent. In other dubs including the official US and UK ones, Pia speaks with a female British voice.


A Dachshund athlete who lived in a suburb completely inhabited by dogs of the same breed. He became the Chosen Pet for Valerie, a volleyball player who had issues with confidence.

    Puppy Trotters/Acropups
From left to right: Splendid, Sketch, and Tough

A trio of all-male dog acrobats who perform for pets. They consist of Sketch, a greyhound, Splendid, a Pointer, and Tough, a boxer. Sketch gets sent to Lucas, a boy who is a street performer just like his father but is often shy around crowds. He helps the boy come out of his shell and grow more confidence. Koty eventually offers to join them as Sketch's replacement.


    Princess Ava/Ami

Princess Ava is a Siamese cat who is the benevolent monarch of the Pocket Kingdom. She is one of the two known members of the Felis aulicus species. She is the twin sister of Eva, and is presumably the older twin.

Voiced by: Giulia Franzoso (IT), Prudence Alcott (Original EN), Julie-Ann Dean (US/UK), Delphine Chavier (FR), Julia Kołakowska (PL), Németh Borbála (HU)

  • The Cutie: She's the cutiest of all cuties in Pocketville. She’s on par with Mela. She also happens to look a bit like a cinnamon roll. Literally.
  • Damsel in Distress: Throughout the plot, Ava is lost in the Big City, eventually captured by the Pet Buster. And she happens to be a princess.
  • Dub Name Change: Her original name was Ami, which translated to "friend" in French. In the English dub her name was changed to Ava because of localization.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Is the responsible sibling.
  • Friend to All Children
  • The High Queen: Is considered this by all Pocketville denizens.
  • Meaningful Name: Her original name Ami means "friend" in French. It could also originate from "amicizia" or "amico", which mean "friendship" and "friend" in Italian.
  • Onee-sama: She often acts more of an older sister than a mother figure to many of her subjects.
  • Princesses Rule: Ava takes the title as princess yet she's the monarch of the Pocket Kingdom.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Is the Blue Oni to her sister Eva's Red Oni.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: In one of Ava's official artworks, she is shown to wear a red cape and a tiara.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: She is the "yang" sibling.
  • Team Mom: Ava is occasionally this to all the Royal Guards.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is the girly sibling.


Mela is a Calico cat and one of the four Royal Guards. She is kind, cheerful, and always willing to lend a paw.

Voiced by: Elisabetta Spinelli (IT), Sandy Fox (Original EN?), Katie Leigh (US?), Joanna Pach-Żbikowska (PL), Csuha Borbála/Csuha Bori (HU)


Balloon is a mixed breed tabby cat who is one of the four Royal Guards. She is quiet, thoughtful, and helpful to the other Guards, though she may sometimes come off as aloof.

Voiced by: Tania De Domenico (IT), Haviland Stillwell (US?), Anna Gajewska (PL), Orosz Helga (HU)

  • Action Girl: Since she is female and a Royal Guard, yep, she's one of them.
  • Aloof Ally: She comes across as this on occasion.
  • The Chick: She shares this role with Mela since they're both the female members of the Royal Guard.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She seems to be a bit cold at first, being slightly suspicious about Kate, but she later warms up to her as she gets to know her.
  • Girly Girl And Tomboy: Is the tomboy to Mela's girly girl.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mela.
  • The Lancer: Balloon seems to be this to William.
  • Meaningful Name: It's completely ambiguous on why Balloon is named that, but it could be because of her roundish features and occasional airiness.
  • She's a Man in Japan: In the first five episodes of the original English dub, Balloon was male. In the remaining episodes, however, Balloon was changed to female. However, in most other dubs including the later US and UK dubs, Balloon is female in all episodes.
  • The Smart Girl: She's shown to be the cleverest of the Guards, despite Evershell stating that William is.


Eva is a careless seal-point Siamese cat who is the main antagonist of the series. She is Princess Ava's twin sister.

Voiced by: Marcella Silvestri (IT), Rebecca Forstadt (Original EN), Katherine Wilson (US/UK), France Bastoen (FR), Barbara Kałużuna (PL), Erdős Borcsa (HU)

  • 0% Approval Rating: Nobody likes Eva, though her own sister still has some love for her. Eva's personality happens to be so one-dimesnional that she even dislikes everyone back, including her own lackeys.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: However, many of the series' fans happens to have her as a favorite.
  • Ax-Crazy: Eva's pretty insane as the antagonist. She sometimes acts feral, she hates her allies, and would absolutely go crazy whenever the Friendship Heart's half she has gets touched by somebody else.
  • Bad Boss: Eva is so vile to her lackeys that she has even threatened to hurt them if they don't stop with their nonsense.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Never grab her half of the Friendship Heart. Even if you're an ally.
  • Cat Stereotype: The Siamese stereotype is played straight with her.
  • Cats Are Mean: Eva takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Dark Is Evil: Eva has a dark color scheme.
  • Doom Magnet: Every time Eva sets her plans in motion, something always gets in the way. Usually the protagonists are involved.
  • Dub Name Change: Eva’s original name was Ima.
  • Evil Brit: Has a raspy British accent in both US and UK dubs.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Eva's antagonistic traits are rather exaggerated.
  • Evil Laugh: She is known to have a mocking guffaw whenever she sees the protagonists do something stupid or if they successfully get in her trap.
  • Face–Heel Turn: What Ava believes she has undergone prior to the events of the series.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Eva ends up as the Pet Buster's new prisoner after she and Ava switched places in the final episode.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Is the foolish sibling.
  • For the Evulz: Due to the characters' vague backstories and possibly some lazy writing, Eva's schemes were all just for evil's sake. However, some have speculated that she just wants attention just as much as her monarch sister.
  • Goth: Just look at her. She has dark grey colorpoint markings and wears a collar adorned with spikes.
  • It's All About Me: She cares about nobody but herself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Eva tries to prove to Ava that she was never moral, and that she's not just jealous. It is unclear who is correct.
  • Large Ham: Eva's pretty exaggerated for a villain.
  • The Leader: She is the leader of her gang.
  • Love to Hate
  • Magnificent Bastard
  • Meaningful Name: Her localized English name, though a female given name, is similar to the word "evil". Also, her original name Ima is backwards for Ami (meaning "friend"), and since anything reversed is usually thought of as the "opposite", this could mean that she represents enemies and broken friendships.
  • Obviously Evil: Tsurime Eyes, check. Spikes of Villainy, check. Raspy British accent, check. Occasional Evil Laugh, check. Living in a sketchy swamp, check.
  • Only Sane Woman: She thinks she is this whenever all her lackeys, including Krakia, are doing something stupid or just fighting with each other.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Is the Red Oni to her sister Ava's Blue Oni.
  • Royal Brat: Eva is the monarch's sister, and she happens to act very bratty sometimes.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Ima is backwards for Ami.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: She is the "yin" sibling.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Wears a spiked collar.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is the tomboyish twin.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Being the tough and very malevolent twin, Eva has these.
  • Ugly Cute: Eva's facial expressions give off this look to some.
  • Verbal Tic: Eva would make animalistic noises such as meowing or canine growling when she speaks.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When the protagonists succeed in keeping their half safe, Eva literally goes crazy with greed.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She would go as far as attempting to drown Sketch just to get her paws on the other piece of the Friendship Heart.

    Evershell's guards
The Panther
The Cheetah

A male panther and female cheetah who guard Evershell's cave.

Voiced by: Unknown

  • Gate Guardian: Both guard Evershell's cave and immediately think Kate, Magic, and the Royal Guards are intruders until William gets their trust.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Inverted; the panther has eyelashes while the cheetah does not.

    Snow leopard

An unnamed snow leopard who guarded the Never Alone Flower in the Land of Eternal Snow.

Voiced by: Unknown



Krakia is a clever crow who is one of Eva's lackeys. She serves as the scout for Eva's gang.

Voiced by: Francesca Bielli (IT), Katherine Wilson (US/UK), Carole Ballien (FR), Izabela Dąbrowska (PL), Bodor Böbe (HU)

    Winged Guards/Golden Eagles

A group of bald eagles who serve as aerial scouts of the Guards.

Voiced by: Unknown


A rooster who owns Pocketville’s gift shop.

Voiced by: Richard Epcar (Original EN)

  • Big Fun: He’s the largest of the chickens and has a fun-loving and playful personality.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: This is surprising since Holiday is among one of the most colorful characters. Kids love colors, y'know.
  • Verbal Tic: Says “I say” when he announces that he has “terrible” news for his shop when Ava is about to make her return. References Foghorn Leghorn from Looney Tunes.


A robin who is the Chosen Pet for one of Kate's classmates, Mark. He teaches him that sometimes playing outside is better than playing video games.

Voiced by: Unknown

  • Dub Name Change: In the original English dub, his name was Cippy.
  • Orphaned Etymology: He is known for creating many actually real party games that weren't even created by him in real life.


A young chick who is the Chosen Pet for another of Kate's classmates, Lillia. She teaches her that sharing with her classmate is a very kind act.

Voiced by: Unknown

  • Ambiguous Gender: Due to her being identical to other chicks in the gift shop and the lack of Tertiary Sexual Characteristics such as eyelashes, it is initially confusing over what gender Ribbon is. Even the other characters didn't refer to Ribbon by any pronouns. However, due to her high-pitched voice, Ribbon is indeed a female character.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original English dub, her name was Pio.
  • Meaningful Name: Ribbons are used to decorate presents and Ribbon worked at Pocketville's Gift Shop prior to being sent to Lillia.

Other animals


An old turtle who is one of the two wisest creatures in all of the Pocket Kingdom.

Voiced by: Guido Rutta (IT), Paweł Szczesny (PL), Forgács Gábor (HU)

  • Dub Name Change: Known as Ogniguscio in the Italian dub.
  • Proverbial Wisdom: Uses proverbs and riddles that the protagonists need to figure out to get to the solution.
  • Riddle Me This: He only gives out clues to the solution in the form of riddles. Danny often gets puzzled about them.
  • Vague Age: Nobody knows how old he truly is, but many have suspected that he may be well over a century old.


A sinister crocodile who is one of the two wisest creatures in all of the Pocket Kingdom.

Voiced by: Katie Leigh (Original EN?), Barbinek Péter (HU)


A koala who is the secretary of Pocketville's Hall of Records.

Voiced by: Kerekes József/Garai Róbert (HU)

  • Motor Mouth: He has a tendency to ramble on and on in a quick pace when talking with someone.

    Steel Wool
Looks female, but is actually male.

A lamb who trains animals to become Royal Guards.

Voiced by: Unknown

  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Nobody knows whether or not Steel Wool is an alias that he takes or his actual name. The former seems more likely.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: This is pretty much a trend in the more minor characters of this show. Though Steel Wool would probably make a good figurine.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Due to the lack of curled horns (which are the key characteristic of a ram), many people have thought that Steel Wool looks like an ewe (a female sheep).


A piglet who was not like the other pigs; he did not like getting dirty. This made him perfect for Steven, a boy who always wanted to own a pig but his parents don't like having dirt and grime around their house.

  • Dub Name Change: Known as Lindo in the Italian dub, among some other dubs as well.


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