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The initial puppet in the "TFS Plays Pokémon LeafGreen Nuzlocke" run.
- And I Must Scream: Compares his experiences under the control of the boys to this.
- Big Bad: Technically serves as this for the SoulSilver Nuzlocke, as his challenge to the boys is what sets off the creation of Tantor and Lakigr serves as the Final Boss for the story. However he's more of an Anti-Villain as Lakigr is haunted by his actions from his own Nuzlocke and wants to destroy their new team as payback.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After breaking free from his masters control Lakigr is horrified by the atrocities he commited as their puppet. He therefore takes his champion team and awaits at the peak of Mt Silver in order to get his revenge.
- Revenge Before Reason: After breaking free from TFS' control Lakigr steals his champion team and sends a note to his former masters that he will wait for them on the peak of Mount Silver to kill their new team in retaliation. This is in spite of the fact that he could have just escaped from his masters and lived far away with his Pokémon. Sure enough Lakigr's desire for revenge leads to the death of his entire team and only a single loss on Tantor's team.
- Rogue Protagonist: After breaking free of TFS' control. Though he ain't wrong about 'em.
- Social Darwinist: Was forced to treat his Pokémon this way by TFS, and he hates them for making him do that.
- You Monster!: Has this mentality towards the boys and with good reason!
Notable members of Lakigr's team
StrikerGiven to Lakigr as a Charmander, Striker is the designated starter of the LeafGreen Nuzlocke adventure.
- Butt-Monkey: Believe or not, Striker arguably falls under this worse than even Mr. Stake and Mancrobat. As the series goes on he gets continually ignored by Lakigr for other, more capable Pokémon with Lani and co even admitting that they deliberately prevented him from levelling up because, in their own words, Charizard is an overrated fire lizard. Striker also starts losing more and more potentially unique traits including his status as the team's Dragon type Pokémon once Johnnycash is introduced. In fact even his position in the group amounts to nothing more then replacing Alex as the team's flyer after his death.
- Decoy Protagonist: Initially he was the focus in the beginning of the Nuzlocke but by the second half he starts to fall seriously Out of Focus, while Sandrew and Wanda becoming the main focus for the remainder of the Nuzlocke.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Not Striker, but he is sometimes also referred to as the "Overrated Fire Lizard."
- The Generic Guy: Despite being the de facto main Pokémon of the LeafGreen Nuzlocke, compared to all of his other team members, Striker doesn't have much of a real personality, and is only categorised as being a strong fire lizard that the guys consider overrated.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: While he was initially one of Lakigr's go to Pokémon early on in his run by the second half of the Nuzlocke characters like Wanda and Sandrew start getting more attention. Even his status as the Dragon-type member of Lakigr's group gets usurped by Johnnycash and by the end of the run about the only thing Lakigr still uses him consistently for is to fly to compensate for Alex's death.
- Sole Survivor: Of an Onix near-sweep at the hands of Brock.Lani: Next time, the water gym!
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: After Alex's death, Striker's main contribution of the group is flying Lakigr to and from places.
- Unexplained Recovery: Along with Bork, if the Moon Nuzlocke is to be believed. He either survived Tantor's massacre or came back somehow.
WandaCaught as a Magikarp, this Gyarados is one of Lakigr's toughest comrades.
- Action Girl: One of the strongest members of the team. Appropriately enough she is also the only member of Lakigr's team to kill a member of Tantor's.
- Amazonian Beauty: Most Humanized versions of her come to mind.
- Co-Dragons: With Sandrew play this role to Lakigr in SoulSilver Nuzlocke
- Climax Boss: While Wanda isn't the final Pokémon on Lakigr's team that Tantor has to kill she's the only one to kill one of his teammates.
- Death by Irony: Prized for devouring her opponents. Her final battle saw her suffer from King Soupsoon's Poison Point after killing him with bite. You could say that she died of food poisoning.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Her Curb-Stomp Battle defeat of Moltres leads TFS to dub her "Wanda, Devourer of Gods".
- I'm a Humanitarian: She eats all the Pokémon she defeats; this habit that is soon adopted by the rest of Lakigr's team.
- Magikarp Power: Started out as a weak Magikarp, but became extremely powerful after evolving into Gyarados.
- Mutual Kill: After barely surviving getting hit by a Thunderbolt from King Soupspoon she manages to kill him with a bite. However doing so causes her to be hit with Poison Point and in combination with the hail is enough to ensure she soon follows Soupspoon in death.
- Shout-Out: Her name was meant to be a reference to A Fish Called Wanda, though some had mistaken it for a Fairly Oddparents reference. The boys agree that this works just as well, seeing as the Wanda in that series frequently disguises herself as a fish.
- Sdrawkcab Name: "Ydrib" is just "Birdy" backwards. They initially considered giving him a name with the standard formula for a Nobody's name (an anagram of their original name with the letter X added in) but opted for this trope instead.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Was one of the first casualties of the Nuzlocke.
ScatattackCaught as a Rattata.
- Toilet Humor: The reason his name is not merely "Ratattack", but "Scatattack".
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He died before he could truly prove himself.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He died at Brock's gym, but not before poisoning his Onyx and allowing it to lose a considerable amount of health before it was finally taken down by Striker's Metal Claw.
DwayneA Geodude, later evolved into a Golem.
- Large Ham: The most ELECTRIFYING contender in Poke-entertainment!
- Shout-Out: Named after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, based on Lanipator's initial impulse to merely dub him "The Rock" upon capture.
AlexCaught as a Spearow, died as a Fearow. Named after Grant's friend from childhood who tricked him into trading a much rarer Pokémon for a Spearow, which Grant responded to by Level Grinding it so that it could utterly demolish Alex's team.
- Always Accurate Attack: Learned Aerial Ace.
- Anticlimax: Alex's death is incredibly underwhelming and unexpected to the guys, they weren't even fully paying attention to the fight when it happens, and are left in Stunned Silence afterwards.
- Death by Irony: Killed by Cross-Chop, a Fighting-type move, despite the fact that as a Flying-type, he should be resistant to itnote .
- Feathered Fiend: One of the team's best birds.
SandrewCaught as a Sandshrew, Sandrew is Lanipator's favorite child among Lakigr's team.
- Co-Dragons: With Wanda play this role to Lakigr in SoulSilver Nuzlocke
- Shout-Out: The boys like to joke sometimes that he's a Sith Lord.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Lemonade is Sandrew's favourite drink.
Quad SCaught as an Abra.
- Psychic Powers: While most of Lakigr's team followed Wanda's example of cannibalizing the Pokémon they defeated, Quad S instead lobotomizes his foes with his psychic abilities.
- Shout-Out: Quad S is named after Doctor Strange, with his name actually being an abbreviation of Stephen Strange Sorcerer Supreme.
Bork LazerA Snorlax.
- Beam Spam: The Bork Laser, and the Shadow Ball. The former is an especially prized attack.
- The Big Guy: Being a Snorlax, you kind of come to expect that.
- Headbutt of Love: His headbutt move not only nearly killed Wanda, it impressed her enough that they became an item.
- Unexplained Recovery: If the Moon Nuzlocke is to be believed, he and Striker either survived the battle at Mt. Silver or returned from the dead somehow.
BeezyA Weedle that eventually evolved into a Beedrill.
- Put on a Bus: A running gag is that Beezy is placed in the PC frequently, starting the hashtag "Free Beezy". The gag was put to rest when Nutsack (the rival) stole him in the finale.
ButtdorkA Pikachu turned Raichu. Buttdork is the final member of Lakigr's championship team to be caught and join the roster.
- Bald Black Leader Guy: His Human Design.
- Bald of Awesome: Hidden underneath a bandana
- Final Boss: Buttdork is the final member of Lakigr's team that Tantor has to defeat in order to complete his journey although Wanda is the Climax Boss.
- Handicapped Badass: According to the Nuzlocke's official lore, he's blind. However, he's still a killer.
- Scary Black Man: This is a key element in his Human Design
- Shock and Awe: Being a Pikachu and later a Raichu.
JohnnycashA Dratini purchased from the Game Corner, later evolved into a Dragonite.
- The Big Guy: Johnnycash is the toughest member of Lakigr's team by the end of the Leaf Green Nuzlocke often being used as the secret weapon against strong trainers and, by the time Soul Silver rolls around, he's the Pokémon on Lakigr's team with the highest level.
- Undignified Death: Barely survived Soupspoon's attack only to be killed by hail.
A divorced Man of twenty-eight. He takes up the challenge Lakigr issued to the voices in their heads.
- Basement-Dweller: Thanks to a Nasty Divorce which separated him from his Wife and Son, leaving him to occupy his Mother's house.
- Berserk Button: Despite the fact that his relationship with her mother is complicated, Tantor doesn't take it very well when Jerry, Lance and other people sleep with his mother.
- Broken Pedestal: Tantor wanted to join Team Rocket until they killed Ivan.
- Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: Lakigr was a mostly normal young man. Tantor on the other hand is a 28-year old basement dwelling Jerkass.
- Doting Parent: While the circumstances of his divorce mean he doesn't get to spend as much time with his son as he'd like Tantor is a caring father to Larenti. According to Word of God Tantor has been following since the beginning of his Pokémon journey and had to restrain himself from jumping out and comforting his son after Tinkerbill's death.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After some Character Development, he goes from a straight up Jerkass to one of these.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Ivan and Slowmara's deaths.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He becoming more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold in later episodes and he gains more respect for Mr. Stake as well.
- The Unintelligible: Plentiful interpretations of Tantor have him engage in Pokémon Speak and just constantly shout, "TANTOR!"
The mother of the protagonist of the "TFS Plays Pokémon SoulSilver Nuzlocke", who has... issues.
- The Alcoholic: She's a lush and is frequently drunk when calling Tantor.
- Catchphrase: "Tantor sweetie"
- I Banged Your Mom: Jerry and Lance love to tell this to Tantor.
- Mrs. Robinson: Apparently has a lot of sex while Tantor is off having adventures.
- My Beloved Smother: She frequently calls her son to do little more than inform him of something she spent his money on.
- Really Gets Around: Apparently she's slept with many men during Tantor's journey, the most notable are Jerry and Lance.
Notable members of Tantor's team
The badly battered partner of Tantor Mr. Stake is a Chikorita turned Meganium with a penchant of head-butts, the power of a Stand and some slight mental deficiencies. Despite his continued abusive treatment of him Mr. Stake is Tantor's most loyal Pokémon and seems completely unaware of the hate his partner has for him.
- All-Loving Hero: It's literally the only thing he knows.
- Breakout Character: Arguably became the Mascot of the Nuzlocke Playthroughs as a whole and ended up being one of the most popular characters TFS created for their Let's Plays. Pretty impressive for the starter that they wanted the least.
- Butt-Monkey: Poor Mr. Stake, if his name wasn't enough indication of this, the fact that he gets continually abused by his partners other Pokémon and Tantor is constantly putting Mr. Stake in life and death situations more then any other member of his team does.
- Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: With Striker the starter of the LeafGreen Nuzlocke. The two start of at the exact opposite spectrum in general Pokémon compatance and popuarity. Striker is a Charmander which is widely considered the best Gen 1 Starter and as such he begins his Nuzlocke as one of the most useful members of his group. In comparison Mr. Stake is a Chikorita a species infamous for being the worst of the Gen 2 Starters and likewise was treated like a joke by Tantor who constantly tried to kill him. But near the end of both their own Nuzlockes this changed, Striker became less useful, often being overshadowed by Wanda, Sandrew, and Jonnycash, gets continually mocked as being "a useless/overrated fire lizard" and lacks a defined personality. In comparison Mr. Stake becomes one of the strongest members of Tantor's group, is filled to the brim with personality, and earns the respect of everyone in his group. Finally Striker eventually became the Decoy Protagonist of the LeafGreen Nuzlocke while Mr. Stake remained The Hero throughout the entirety of the SoulSilver run.
- Dumb Muscle: He's not the brightest but he can pack a punch and by god he is durable.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: By the end of it all, he does eventually earn Tantor's love.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Is the angel on Tantor's shoulder advising him to choice the good path to counterpoint Hux's devil.
- Good Is Dumb: Is one of the genuinely nicest members of Tantor's team and he is about as smart as the rocks he smashes.
- The Hero: Arguably fits this roll better than his partner as Mr. Stake is the kindest member of the team and the journey of the SoulSilver Nuzlocke is almost more about him trying to gain Tantor's respect and love at times then it is about Tantor trying to be the best trainer in Johto and Kanto.
- Hidden Depths: He's a great dancer.
- Infectious Enthusiasm: Which spread to Lum-Chan.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Mr. Stake transitions into this by the second half of the playthrough once he becomes more badass. He still primarily gets used as the punching bag against other, stronger Pokémon (e.g. Lance's Garchomp) but by then Mr. Stake can take the hits.
- Made of Iron: Loses less than half his HP to a Blaze Kick from Bruno's Hitmonlee, and survives a crit Ice Beam from Misty's Starmie even while confused and with prior damage. He comes close to getting KO'd more often than any other member of Tantor's team, but never does.Lani: Mr. Stake is unkillable! He cannot die!Kirran: We've tried!
- Meaningful Name: They named him Mr. Stake because, since he wasn't female, they couldn't call him Miss Stake. This ends up subverted in the end however; despite Tantor immediately treating him like he'll be a burden and then die uselessly, he eventually grows to earn his keep and survives the entire journey.
- Morality Chain: Mr. Stake tries to be this to Tantor being (at least initially) the only 100% good member of Tantor's team and therefore the one who tried to keep his master on the side of good. The guys even refer to Mr. Stake as an angel on Tantor's shoulder. Unfortunately Tantor tends to listen to Hux a lot more.
- No One Should Survive That: What cements Mr. Stake's status as a nigh unkillable demigod, he starts resisting attacks which for all intents and purposes should kill him. This includes, getting hit with a Blaze Kick from a Hitmonlee, surviving several bursts of Outrage from Lance's Garchomp and surviving at 4 points of health from an ice beam from Misty's Starmie, after already undergoing the effects of confusion, snapping out of confusion, and then killing said Starmie in one shot with his Stand.
- Obliviously Evil: Mr. Stake is loyal to a fault to Tantor, which means that he seems completely unaware of his partners sociopathic nature, or the fact that he's actually killing other Pokémon when he fights them. This especially becomes true once Mr. Stake lets his powers do the work for him as he starts draining people dry of health or crushing them with his Stand without even realising he's killing them.
- Platonic Life-Partners:
- Mr. Stake has this relationship with Puddin. There was a lot of speculation from fans for months that the two of them might become an item due to their similar personalities however during one of the PQ's for Puddin streams Word of God clarified that the two of them are just close friends.
- He also has this type of relationship with Lum-Chan due to the two being the most cherry and optimistic members of Tantor's team. The boys describe them as being good friends and Lum-Chan goes to Mr. Stake to calm her down whenever she gets too embarrassed.
- Pokémon Speak: He actually says his nickname from Tantor (and mispronounces it) instead of his species name, to try and impress his trainer. According to Word of God the strain of doing this actually made his mental deficiencies worse.
- Powers Do the Fighting: By the second half of the Nuzlocke Mr. Stake seems to primarily rely on using his Stand Frenzy Plant and Giga Drain to defeat his enemies as oppose to any physical moves on his part. This actually works out in Mr. Stake's favour as it helps give credence to his innocent nature by letting his powers kill his enemies for him obliviously.
- The Power of Friendship: According to Word of God this is how Mr. Stake's Stand, Frenzy Plant, works. Mr. Stake communes with the trees that he head-butts and becomes friends with them. Afterwards during battle his tree friends will be summoned and attack his enemies for him.
- Token Good Teammate: In a group filled to the brim with psychopaths, bullies and creepy Eldritch Abominations Mr. Stake stands out as the nicest one of the bunch. Although by the end of the playthrough the team seems to be mostly composed of good people due to the cast's High Turnover Rate so Mr. Stake's goodness is no longer an oddity.
- Took a Level in Badass: Goes from being the mentally retarded butt of jokes who the boys want to be killed but eventually becomes nigh-unkillable and Stand powered, earning the boys respect.
- The Unfavorite: Started out as this to Tantor and was this for a very long time, but he eventually proved his worth and earned Tantor's respect.
A slowpoke haunted by Tantor's memories of his sister Mara.
- Affably Evil: For a murderously vengeful spirit, she seems nice.
- Back from the Dead: At the end of Episode 53, she returns multiple times thanks to the game not letting the guys release her since she has an HM. She's eventually put to rest for good in the Gaiden special Only for Grant to essentially unleash her spirit upon the chat.
- The Determinator: Until the Gaiden Special, she refused to stay dead.
- Eldritch Abomination: She is one, to the point of trying to break into the real world
- Expy: Of Samara.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Her team portrait portrays her with this.
MancrobatA zubat, later a Crobat.
- Butt-Monkey: Not to the same extent as Mr. Stake but Mancrobat has the designation of being the Pokémon on Tantor's team that gets the least amount of attention despite being one of his longest surviving Pokémon. Kirran even admitted in one stream that if Mancrobat died he would not really care.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Despite being one of the Pokémon on Tantor's team that lasted the longest, and being responsible for quite a few important victories, Mancrobat is often ignored or forgotten about by the TFS crew and they flat out admitted in one stream that they wouldn't really care if he died.
- The Generic Guy: Probably part of the reason that Mancrobat doesn't get as much attention as the other members of Tantor's team, other than having a portal filled with the souls of those he's killed in his mouth, Mancrobat doesn't have much of a defined personality to work off of.
- Giant Flyer: Of the "Deus Ex Machina Airlines" variety. This is the main (practically only) function he serves on the team.
Ivan OozeA slugma, later a Magcargo
- Attention Whore: Every day's his birthday, which backfires on him when the boys' insistence on giving him the glory pits him against an Arbok which quickly curbstomps him. He died on his own birthday!
- Breakout Character: Enforced and averted. The guys tried to make him the focus of the group, ignoring everyone else (especially Mr. Stake) for him. But in time, he get killed by Arbok, and their emotional attachment to him causes his death to hit them hard.
- Parental Favoritism: The boys make no secret they favor Ivan over the others.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Destroys Pryce's Dewgong to avenge Fleecity and Dwaynedelin. Likewise his death is what causes Tantor to declare bloody war on Team Rocket (and Arboks in general).
FleecityCaught as Mareep and died as a Flaffy, Fleecity is the mangaka of Kuchi Mama and uses the Raggety Ann doll in the Manga to fight.
- Back from the Dead: With every other casualty of both Nuzlockes.
- Living Toys: Has one as her signature weapon.
Btl. BaileyA Heraross
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: A giant (but friendly) beetle.
- Magical Girl: Sometimes portrayed as this in Fanart.
HuxA Houndour, later a Houndoom
- The Bully: Hux fits this trope to a tee since he frequently beats up both trainers and their Pokémon, steals their lunch money, then afterwards goes out and bangs their mums. A popular fanart interpretation of Hux even has him dressed up as a Greaser.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Serves as the devil upon Tantor's shoulders who encourages him to indulge in his more sadistic tendencies and serves as a counterpoint to Mr. Stake's All-Loving Hero who tries to serve as Tantor's moral compass.
- Jerkass: His main shtick.
- Likes Older Women: Specifically mothers.
- Really Gets Around: Hux has banged quite a few trainers moms after defeating them and even in Alola apparently is well known as a lady killer.
- Token Evil Teammate: Hux becomes this in the final Champion Team at the end of the playthrough as he's the most malicious and mean of Tantor's Pokémon and continually bullies Mr. Stake and other trainers. The guys even refer to him as the devil on Tantor's shoulder.
- Your Mom: He probably banged her.
MC PincheeA Krabby, later a Kingler.
- Addled Addict: MC Pinchee becomes this in the second half of his tenure on the team. While he was initially a Functional Addict and partook in drugs and alcohol without to many negative effects he begins descending to rampant drug abuse due to his guilt over Budge's death which conceded with his Badass Decay.
- Badass Decay: Initially MC Pinchee almost always hit everyone he targeted with both Guillotine and Crab Hammer and to top things off he was an amazing rapper to boot. However after his drug use takes a nasty turn his two signature moves consistently start missing and his performance on stage follows suit.
- Crutch Character: Let's just say that Guillotine is the best move he's got and the best move he's known for, and leave it at that.
- Driven to Suicide: The guys theorise that Pinchee secretly wanted to die and that his eagerness to fight Blaine after his intervention was actually a way for him to get into danger due to his guilt over the lives he took with Guillotine.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Formed a musical duo with Luke. They both die soon after the other and reform their musical duo in the afterlife.
- Survivor's Guilt: The guys theorise that the reason for Pinchee's Badass Decay is that he felt guilty about Budge's death to Lt. Surge and his helplessness in being unable to help his friend contributed to his eventually rampant drug abuse.
'Coolhands' LukeCaught as a Pilloswine, died as a Mammoswine. 'Coolhands' Luke created the Jump-Kaizing Manga Super Manga Go!
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Formed a musical duo with Pinchee. Luke dies a couple of episodes after Pinchee and reforms their musical duo in the afterlife.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Lum-Chan was one of the last Pokémon captured by Tantor in his run, to replace the then recently deceased MC Pinchee, and is the last newly captured Pokémon to join Tantor's Champion team and fight Lakigr.
- Genki Girl: Known as a Proto-Puddin of sorts.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Mr. Stake. The guys note that his enthusiasm has rubbed off on her and after she gets embarrassed she hangs out with Mr. Stake to calm her nerves.
- Shrinking Violet: The guys refer to Lum-Chan as their embarrassed little girl after she hides behind Tantor's back when Oak arrives for the usual post-Elite Four interview. Unfortunately for her the giant lure on her head naturally makes her a target for attention.
Owly McBealA noctowl.
- Demoted to Extra: She and Mancrobat pulled double duty as the team's main flyers, but eventually Owly was pushed to the side in favor of Mancrobat. Not that he got to do much either, mind you.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Her signature move is Uproar.
- Ominous Owl: She's an owl and a lawyer!
King SoupspoonA Nidoking.
- Bookends: The first mon on Tantor's team to bite the dust was his sister Saladfork. It's therefore quite fitting that the last one to die should be Soupspoon.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Manages to wipe out two very powerful members of Lakigr's team by himself and, after being fatally wounded by Wanda, manages to Poison Point her, thus ensuring that she would die as well.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: While the guys captured Soupspoon in episode 69 they didn't add him to the party until right before the battle with the Elite Four and Lance to replace the recently deceased Coolhanndlk. Thankfully while his screen time may have been brief he more then made up for it.
- Insistent Terminology: Lani makes a point of always referring to him as 'His Majesty; King Soupspoon: May His Reign Be Violent/Horrific/Magnificent/etc.'
- One-Man Army: Killed half of Lakigr's team on his own, though the last one took him out as well.
- Taking You with Me: Died in battle against Wanda but poisoned her on his way out, posthumously scoring yet another kill.
Twelve-year-old son of Tantor, moved from Johto to Kanto at the beginning of Crystal, then to Alola in the Moon Nuzlocke.
- Deadpan Snarker: Characterized as such.Larenti: (after encountering Team Skull for the second time) Who are you, again?
- Dull Surprise: Larenti doesn't really react to the silliness around him and, asides from the death of Tinkerbill, really doesn't care much about anything that's going on around him and responds to questions with as little enthusiasm as possible.
- The Insomniac: A justified example as Larenti's mother woke him up in the middle of the night after they just moved to Alola and basically forced him to participate in his Pokémon journey. The entire story is basically Larenti desperately trying to finish his journey as quikly as possible so he can go to sleep.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like father, like son, it seems.
- Reluctant Hero: Really doesn't want to be on a Pokemon journey, and is so sleep deprived that he briefly forgets what Pokemon even are.
- Ship Tease: As per the standard for the game, he has these with Lillie. The boys even comment that "Larenti and Lillie" already sounds like a couple.
- Spin-Offspring: His father is Tantor of the previous Nuzlocke.
Notable members of Larenti's team
Larenti's starter, a Rowlet and later Decidueye.
- Babies Ever After: Fathers a son named Victory, with GUNBEAK as the mother.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As adorable and affectionate as he is, the first trial shows that the newly evolved Sito will literally murder you if you mess up his feathers.
- Bookends: He and GUNBEAK were Larenti's first Pokemon ever. At the end of the Nuzlocke, he and GUNBEAK are the last members of Larenti's team left alive.
- Casanova Wannabe: As a Dartrix, or at least the guys seem to think he's one. Becomes a Ladykiller in Love with GUNBEAK in the finale.Sito: Ladies, please one at a time!
- Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: With Mr. Stake started of SilverSoul Nuzlocke. Both pokemons are type grass, both have unique personality and be Nice Guy of the their Groups (althought Sito gains a jerk attitude as Dartrix but he evolved Decidueye and back to being a good boy that was before). Althought Chikorita a species infamous for being the worst of the Gen 2 Starters and be ones worst Grass Starters in general while Rowlet a species are ones best grass started. But ultimate Mr. Staker still remained as The Hero throughout the entirety nuzlocke. Sito lost his position to Maggie and becoming eventually became the Decoy Protagonist of the Moon like Striker or at least after surprised dead of Maggie in the finale, he back with his status of The Hero
- Cute Owl: Bonding with this little guy in Pokemon Refresh results in lots of squeeing from the boys. Part of their disappointment in Sito's later evolutions is that he no longer retains his initial cuteness.
- The Dandy: As a Dartrix. The boys even give him a snooty sounding voice in that form.
- Decoy Protagonist: Despite being the starter, he was eventually displaced as Maggie took the forefront.
- Foil: With Striker started of LeafGreen Nuzlocke. Striker ignored by Lakigr with more capable Pokemons, gets continually mocked as being "a useless/overrated fire lizard" and lacks a defined personality. Sito in other hand, he has more attention than the whole group (at first), Lani and co always treats him with respect and has more unique personality. But Irony for Sito, he gets overshadowed by Maggie while he still useful but Maggie becoming the new favorite daughter all group and Sito loss all protagonist like Striker but unlike him, he get back all his original status when Maggie died in the finale.
- Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Implied to be part of the reason he and GUNBEAK breed in the finale.
- Ladykiller in Love: With GUNBEAK in the finale.
- Last-Minute Hookup: With GUNBEAK.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to GUNBEAK's Masculine Girl.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: As a Dartrix, he kills the Totem Raticate and his ally in the first Trial after they mess up his hair.
- Official Couple: Hooks up with GUNBEAK in the aftermath of their fight against Lakigr.
- Ominous Owl: As a Decidueye, though he's not too spooky and he's certainly not evil.
- Put on a Bus: The first starter to be completely ditched before the group reached the Elite 4. The in-universe excuse is that he's comforting Veler over Sgt. Pepper and Pojo's deaths.
- Sdrawkcab Name: His name is supposed to be "Otis" backwards.
- Shout-Out: His Z-Move as a Decidueye is compared to something from Bleach.
- Straight And Arrow Path: As a Decidueye, he's skilled with a bow and arrow.
A Pikipek and later Trumbeak and then Toucannon. Probably sexually identifies as a gun.
- Action Girl: One of the hardest hitters on Larenti's team.
- Babies Ever After: Mothers a son named Victory, with Sito as the father.
- Badass Adorable: After annihilating you, she'll happily accept scritches, belly rubs and treats from her trainer.
- Blood Knight: To the point that she sexually identifies as a gun.
- Bookends: She and Sito were Larenti's first Pokemon ever. At the end of the Nuzlocke, she and Sito are the last members of Larenti's team left alive.
- Da Chief: In episode 18, it's stated that she's the "grumpy police chief", suggesting that she's this of Veler, Pojo, Pepper and Mimikyun's police precinct.
- Feathered Fiend: She's super cute, but she can kill.
- Generation Xerox: She comes dangerously close to dying by a Cross Chop from a Primape, just like Alex before her. The eerie coincidence is not lost on the boys.
- Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Implied to be part of the reason she and Sito breed in the finale.
- Hot-Blooded: Her name is in all caps for a reason.
- Last-Minute Hookup: With Sito.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Sito's Feminine Boy.
- Official Couple: Hooks up with Sito in the aftermath of their fight against Lakigr.
- Perpetual Frowner: As a Toucannon. Her status as this is (lovingly) mocked by the boys when they play with her in Pokémon Refresh.GUNBEAK: (in an extremely angry sounding voice) ARGH! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
- Mighty Glacier: Fittingly enough, he's strong but not fast.
(The Miraculous) Maggie
A Magnemite and later a Magneton.
- Action Girl: The boys call her by female pronouns due to her name and she's one of the strongest members of Larenti's team.
- Anyone Can Die: Maggie the main focus pokemon died in last episode.
- Body Horror: She eats using her eyeball.
- Foil: With Ivan Ooze. Both pokemons are considerated most loved by Lani and co. Their had massive amount of focus all early parts, but Ivan ultimate get killed by Arbok in half part nuzlocke while Maggie usurp Sito place as main character much like Wanda/Johnnycash did to Striker. At least until finale...
- No Biological Sex: Which led to the boys deciding they could name her whatever they want.
- Shock and Awe: Is an electric-type.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: No one could have expected that she would die in the finale.
A Munchlax the boys got in an event. The son of Bork Laser.
- Spin-Offspring: Is Bork Laser's son.
- Badass Adorable: Don't be caught off guard by his cuteness, he'll kill you in the most horrific way possible.
- Character Death: The first casualty of the Moon Nuzlocke.
- Chest Burster: How the boys interpret the move Infestation.
- Killer Rabbit: A cute little bug whose signature move consists of laying eggs in his target's body and having them eat it from the inside out.
- Mr. Seahorse: Can apparently lay eggs despite being male.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Was one of the toughest characters on the team despite his small size.
- Rite of Passage: His death acts as one for Larenti, serving to show him just how hard his journey is going to be.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being one of the team's best battlers, he ends up being the first one to fall.
A Growlithe and later Arcanine.
- Action Girl: Female and a hard hitter.
- Big Friendly Dog: She even high fives Larenti in Pokemon Refresh!
- Irony: The fire-type Arcanine is killed by an ice type Pokemon (though thankfully not an ice-type move).
- Playing with Fire: As a Fire-type.
- Sergeant Rock: Is an NCO and is a powerful combatant ready for battle. More friendly than other examples.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's friendly and meek, but once he starts schooling, it's time to run.
- Cowardly Lion: Is rather meek and timid, but he can still take you down.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Was a major carrier of the team for much of the game, but was unceremoniously one shot just outside of the Elite Four.
- Making a Splash: The team's most prominent Water-type.
- Synchronized Swarming: A natural ability of his.
- Zerg Rush: His preferred fighting method. He was the police precinct's SWAT team.
A Mimikyu the boys received from Japan via Wonder Trade. Her actual name is in Japanese.
- Action Girl: Thanks to the Exp. Share, she starts going up in levels.
- Just for Pun: In the weird Buddy Cop plot behind the scenes, she's an undercover cop.
- Senseless Sacrifice: If Kirran had just used the Master Ball from the beginning, Mimikyun's death could have been avoided.
- Soul Power: Part Ghost-type.
- Put on a Bus: Boxed in favor of a Pancham the boys caught. Brought back later.
- Ugly Cute: In-universe, Lani loves the concept behind Mimikyu basically being this trope.
A Graveller that evolved into a Golem upon trading.
- Badass Beard: Is given one that resembles Alexander III's in shape, if not in colour, and is a dependable fighter.
- Back for the Dead: In the finale against Lakigr.
- Bash Brothers: With PoJo.
- BFG: And Larenti is very careful not to pet him there.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Speaks in a deep, loud voice and is eager for battle.
- Characterization Marches On: Was initially imagined as a Viking before the Russian accent was given.
- Heartbroken Badass: Loses his partner in one battle and his lover in another. For this reason, he ends up sitting out on the Pokemon League.
- Husky Russkie: Is huge, rotund and speaks in a Russian accent.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Is the Red Oni to PoJo's Blue Oni - loud and boisterous.
A Pancham the team picks up and later evolves into a Pangoro.
- Bash Brothers: With Veler; the two are buddy cops.
- Catchphrase: "Yare yare..."
- Failed a Spot Check: Kirran fails to let it really process that PoJo (a Fighting/Dark type) was going up against a fairy, which is 4 times effective against him. Before Grant can even finish his warning, Pojo's fate was sealed.
- Panda-ing to the Audience: Is panda-themed.
- Perpetual Frowner: As of the evolution, PoJo carries a stern expression.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Thanks to Bullet Punch.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Is the Blue Oni to Veler's Red Oni - quiet and formal.
- Shout-Out: He's one big one to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
- The Stoic: Speaks with a lower volume than Veler.
A Poliwrath the group gets.
- Action Girl: Is female.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting-type.
- Stout Strength: Is rotund, and proved a dependable fighter.
GUNBEAK and Sito's son, sired after the battle with Lakigr left the two of them the only ones alive.
- Babies Ever After: His birth/hatching is part of the Nuzlocke's finale.
- Badass Adorable: Thanks to Sito, he's born knowing the heavy hitting move Brave Bird.
- Birth/Death Juxtaposition: He's conceived and born shortly after Lakigr wipes out all of Larenti's team except Sito and GUNBEAK.
- Like Father, Like Son: Per breeding mechanics—he's the same species as his mother and knows his father's moves.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: A cute baby woodpecker who's also technically part-owl.
The protagonist of the Emerald Nuzlocke and the first female protagonist in the bunch. May not actually be human.
- Abusive Parents: Possibly. Her parents seem to appreciate her well enough, but the fact that she was shipped off to her new home with the rest of her family's inanimate property and wasn't even among the first of their objects to be moved in raises suspicions about how much they prioritize her over their stuff.
- Action Girl: The first female Nuzlocke protagonist.
- Amazon Brigade: Her team for most of the early parts of the run consists mostly of female Pokémon, with usually two exceptions at a time (in sort of an inversion of Two Girls to a Team). Whenever she caught another male Pokémon that the couch wants to use, one of the existing males would die so that the ratio stays constant, as was the case for Audie replacing Dudebird and then Melvin replacing Audie.
- Broken Bird: Maqubi falls hard after her defeat at the hands of Steven. Succumbing to a life of uncontrollable gambling and shopping. She eventually settles down and starts a family, but even then she never fully recovers from the trauma of her loss as seen with her interactions with her son, Tantor.
- Crash-Into Hello: Because of the crappy Game Boy Micro controls the guys are using, Maqubi has a tendency to run face first into the things around her.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: As a direct result of the above. It's also how she accidentally orders Skrunchh to use Selfdestruct.
- Downer Ending: Maqubi manages to become the League Champion, but is soon afterwards forced into retirement after being defeated by Steven Stone and losing all of her strongest Pokemon. She later moves to Johto and settles down, eventually giving birth to Tantor.
- Dude Magnet: Many boys (Brendan and Wally especially) develop crushes on her over just how beautiful she is.
- Gamer Chick: She has a Gamecube with a Gameboy controller.
- Likes Older Men: Even though almost every boy she meets starts drooling over her, she only has eyes for Scott.
- Nice Girl: In contrast to the Nuzlockes' first three protagonists, Maqubi is a legitimately nice person who's sincerely enthusiastic about starting her Pokémon journey.
- Robot Girl: As a mail-order daughter, it's hinted that she's this.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: You can bet that she'll be Squeeing for a while after each time she sees Scott.
- The Smurfette Principle: Maqubi's the only female Player Character TFS has made for their Nuzlocke series.
- Total Party Kill: Had succumb to this at the hands of Winoa, but only in the alternate timeline.
- The main timeline Maqubi followed suit at the hands of Steven in the Grand Finale.
Pokémon EmeraldThe personification of the video game itself. Or more accurately, the game on top of a human body.
- Hero Killer: The only game that managed to completely defeat the TFS crew. Or some version of them at least.
- No Kill Like Overkill: Not only did Emerald kill the alternate timeline Maqubi, and by extension, rob that version of TFS of their title, but doing so allowed it to claim the Nuzlocke championship of another timeline even though that version of Maqubi managed to avoid that fate.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about its appearance without giving away the alternate timeline events.
Notable members of Maqubi's team
Maqubi's starter, a Mudkip, then a Marshtomp, and later a Swampert.
- Battle Couple: With MyEx
- Character Death: In the Emerald Gaiden, he was killed by Steven's Metagross. The rest of Maqubi's team soon followed suit.
- Chick Magnet: The guys joke about he's basically a harem anime protagonist because most of the pokémon they caught towards the beginning of the run were females.Lani: The ladies are all up on SKIDDS.
- Decoy Protagonist: As a recurring element with starters in the series, he eventually took a back seat to his lover, MyEx.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground-type and uses Mud Slap.
- Kavorka Man: He's not most beautiful Pokémon but the ladies want a piece of him.
- Making a Splash: The first Water-type starter.
- No-Sell: His Ground-type cancels out Water's usual weakness to Electric, something the team takes full advantage of.
- Official Couple: With MyEx.
- Totally Radical: One of his main character traits.
- Two Girls to a Team: Inverted. He is one of two boys in an Amazon Brigade.
The first Pokémon caught by Maqubi, a Poochyena and later Mightyena.
A Zigzagoon, later a Linoone. She has the ability Pickup, allowing her to pick things up for Maqubi.
A Wurmple, then a Cascoon, and later a Dustox.
- Action Girl: A powerful pokemon that is female.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type.
- Break Them by Talking: She drives her confused enemies to kill themselves with this.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: When inducing confusion on enemy Pokémon, she compels them to hurt themselves in their confusion by saying, "Kill yourself."
- Blow You Away: Flying-type.
- Butt-Monkey: He's considerated be "Beta Male" (be 2nd male in group full female) that only exists to make the Skidds look better.
- Character Death: Emerald's first casualty.
- Death by Irony: Like Alex before him, he's a Flying-type that was killed by a Fighting-type.
- Tragic Keepsake: The guys immediately decided that after his death, Maqubi took one of his feathers and put it in her hat.
- Two Girls to a Team: Inverted. He is one of two boys in an Amazon Brigade.
THE GAMEA Shroomish and later Breloom.
- Action Girl: Female and a Fighting-type since evolving.
- Back for the Dead: She rejoins the team in the finale and is killed in the final stretch of the Elite Four.
- Damage Over Time: Done to awesome effect against Roxanne's Nosepass.
- Green Thumb: Grass-type.
- Stealth Pun: When she dies, Maqubi "loses The Game".
AudieA Whismur and later Loudred.
- Character Death: The second casualty of the Nuzlocke, falling victim to a Koffing's Self-Destruct.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: One of his abilities.
- Toilet Humor: Used for this a lot.
GurdsA Makuhita and later Hariyama.
- Action Girl: A lady Fighting-type.
- The Atoner: She's wracked with guilt over the baby Azurills she's killed. She atones for it by protecting Melvin.
- Badass and Child Duo: The Badass to Melvin's Child. She atones for killing Azurills by acting as Melvin's bodyguard post-retirement.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting-type.
- Broken Bird: Gurds has... been through some shit. She gets over this after evolving. Perhaps a little too well...
- Driven to Suicide: Tries to kill herself out of guilt whenever she gets confused.
- Retired Badass: Is given an official retirement after a climactic battle with Norman.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Is suffering from visions of her training, which according to the couch involved killing a LOT of babies.
- Sole Survivor: She and Melvin were not present for the Steven Stone massacre.
MyExA Gulpin and later a Swalot.
- Action Girl: One of the team's toughest too.
- Battle Couple: With Skiddz.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Humanized fanart often portrays her as a very curvy and very busty woman. Justified somewhat by the fact that Swalot's real body is really thick and blobby.
- Big Eater: She'll eat anything.
- Breakout Character: So far looking to be this of the Emerald Nuzlocke. The couch even admitted that they would rather Skiddz die if it were between the two of them.
- Buxom Is Better: Very frequently in humanized fanart. And sometimes non-humanized fanart.
- Casual Kink: Among other things, the Running Gag mentioned below is sometimes portrayed as her being a masochist. Pain just feels soooo good to her!
- Cute Monster Girl: Sometimes portrayed as a semi-humanoid Blob Monster in fanart and quite visibly appealing to boot.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: She's very kinky and both the team and the viewers love her for it.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's very frequently portrayed as one in fanart and her sexiness is often (somewhat jokingly) alluded to in the series.
- Mundane Utility: She's the team's go to catching Pokemon, due to knowing Yawn.
- Poisonous Person: Poison-type.
- Official Couple: With Skiddz, according to Word of God.
- Running Gag: She's the one who's most prone to getting confused and "hurting herself in confusion", prompting the guys to call her "self-destructive".
- Shock and Awe: Knows Shock Wave, which is the team's go to move for killing birds.
MelvintoozA Slugma and Ivan Ooze's younger brother. Somehow.
- Badass and Child Duo: The Child to Gurds' Badass. He helps Gurds atone for killing babies by being guarded by her.
- The Load: Since the couch is so overprotective of him, they refuse to send him out against even opponents he should be strong against and as a result he very rarely gets a chance to contribute.
- Morality Pet: For Gurds.
- Replacement Goldfish: For Ivan Ooze.
- Sole Survivor: He and Gurds were the only regular members of Maqubi's team who weren't present for the Steven Stone massacre, making them the only ones to survive.
Cotton JimA Swablu, later an Altaria, added to the team to replace Dudebirb.
- Blow You Away: Flying-type, survived long enough to use Fly for Maqubi.
- No-Sell: Like with Skiddz, Cotton Jim's immunity to a certain type is taken advantage of (Ground in this case).
SKRUNCHHA Voltorb and later Electrode
- Action Bomb: Knew self-destruct and used against Winnoa's Altaria.
- Character Death: Died in an attempt to take out Winnoa's Altaria.
- Shock and Awe: Was electric type and knew Spark.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Used self-destruct but failed to KO Winona's Altaria.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: Grant said he was going to use Spark but "accidentally" hit self-destruct instead. This death comes so out of nowhere even the guys are baffled by it.
KenorithAn Anorith revived from a fossil in Rustboro City. Has a liking for 2000's era cola drinks.
A Duskull turned Dusclops. Possibly the ghost of Maqubi's grandfather, hence the name.
- Action Girl: Though she's old.
- Blind Without Them: As an old man turned woman, she has fairly poor eyesight which causes her attacks to miss.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Implied to be senile, to the point she can't even remember her true gender.
- Deader Than Dead: She's killed by Steven Stone in the Gaiden.
- Gender Bender: She's female but is implied to be the ghost of Maqubi's grandfather.
Maqubi's grandmother and Grampa's widow who may or may not be a Serial Killer.
- Adaptational Villainy: Sort of. The NPC she's based on is pretty standard, if odd. The couch takes the humorous Alternate Interpretation that she's crazy and obsessed with keeping Maqubi in her house forever.
- Ax-Crazy: She turned her previous guests into cookies and made blankets out of their skin. It's implied that she intends to do the same to Maqubi.
- The Medic: She always offers Maqubi a place to rest...forever and ever and ever...
- Pet the Dog: She may be crazy, but she doesn't appear to plan on doing anything to Maqubi or her Pokemon while they're asleep.
- Til Murder Do Us Part: The couch speculates at one point that she might be the reason Grampa up there is a ghost.
- Time Abyss: Claims to have never been a child.
The puppet used for the Platinum Nuzlocke.
- Accidental Murder: He ends up killing most of the first Pokémon encountered on each route. This becomes a problem after episode 21 since it means that his team doesn't have a lot of subs left meaning he is forced to recruit a bunch of weak level Pokémon to fill in his empty roster.
- Butt-Monkey: So far, he's been brainwashed into loving Pokémon, physically wrestled into going on his Pokémon journey, and enslaved by his own starter.
- Critical Hit: The Pokémon battles he takes part in have a startlingly high frequency rate of seeing these, though he's usually lucky enough to be the one landing them rather than sustaining them. This fortune is less beneficial when it ends up killing something that he was trying to catch.
- Cursed With Awesome: The astonishing frequency of crits seen in his battles gets bothersome when it ends up killing something he attempts to catch.Lani: This entire run is blessed and cursed.
- Determinator: Defied. In the case of a party-wipe, Ryfuba will continue on with whatever Pokémon he has left. Not because he cares about becoming champion, but because he wants to get the journey over with so he can finally get back to playing with his Wii.
- Hikikomori: Apparently raised in isolation along with everyone else in his town. The Professor has to all but brainwash him into loving Pokemon.
- Informed Attribute: Played for Laughs. Episode 37 has Kirran and Grant state that Ryfuba's other major personality trait aside from wanting to play his Wii is being really into salsa dancing, but that this will only be brought up in that moment and never again.
- Lucky Bastard: Much to the guys' amazement and slight concern, Ryfuba's battles often see his Pokémon on the giving end of crits landing. This works out well most of the time.
- He also proved lucky with rare captures early on, getting a Shinx as his second catch and an Abra before it could Teleport. Later on he manages to catch a Gible, Scyther, and Lickitung in short order.
- Reluctant Hero: Even more-so than Larenti. Professor Rowan has to physically force him to go on his Pokémon journey.
- Trauma Conga Line: Initially, Ryfuba's team started out strong, suffering no casualties at the first two gyms. However, after Pico was imprisoned as her existence violates the Nuzlocke's rules, it marked the point where Ryfuba's team began dropping like flies. Shortly after Pico's imprisonment, Traktrorr, who Pico was replaced with, gets killed. Two episodes later, Punchinilu was killed by an unlucky crit from Jupiter's Skuntank. Then, Cleo and Gaks soon follow in a Senseless Sacrifice that could have been avoided. As a result, they are replaced with weak Pokémon stored in the box, two of which do not have any offensive moves, forcing the couch to rebuild the team from scratch.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With his rival, Drokuma, who's referred to as his friend despite the fact that the two don't appear to be able to stand each other.
The rival of this one.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Hinted to be on meds for some form of hyperactive disorder.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Comes off as this.
- Motor Mouth: Speaks very quickly, and at a high volume.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: In-universe, Ryfuba doesn't seem to care very much for his friend probably due to the number of times Drokuma has run into him. Out-of-universe, the guys don't care for him either with Grant even saying that he thinks Drokuma is the worst rival.
Notable members of Ryfuba's team
Ryfuba's starter, a Piplup, later a Prinplup, now an Empoleon.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the emperor. He must rule with an iron flipper, so naturally he's the strongest member of the team.
- Bad Boss: Upon taking authority of the team on evolution, he starts demanding Ryfuba cart him around in a rickshaw. The guys decide that any Pokémon that faints but is revived by a companion trainer like Cheryl has to be Boxed alive anyway because Raisin tells them You Have Failed Me.Raisin: Ryfuba, put them in the vice.
Ryfuba: But but Raisin, they tried their best, it was an honest effort, it was-
Raisin: Put them in the vice, or I will have Punchinilu put you in the vice.
- Break the Haughty: After spending his time as a Prinplup as a Royal Brat, a near Total Party Wipe in Episode 21 brought him down a peg, especially when he very close to death as well.
- The Caligula: He's a tyrannical prince who hijacked Ryfuba's Pokémon journey and took charge of the team.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He ends up killing Giratina.
- Everything Is Better With Penguins: Starts out as a cute little baby penguin.
- HeelFace Turn: Implied to go through one in Episode 21, after three more members of his royal court are ruthlessly massacred by Galactic Admin Jupiter, two of which in a Senseless Sacrifice.
- Invincible Hero: He becomes one by the time the couch faces Fantina. Due to being power-leveled until evolving into Empoleon, he not only got a Steel-type that completely walled Mismagius, but also a ten level advantage above it and everything else in the surrounding area (which has few answers to Raisin's Water/Steel type).
- Making a Splash: The second Water starter of the Nuzlocke series.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Post Episode 21, when he realizes that his his shortsightedness got Gaks, Punchinilu and Cleo killed.
- Named After Someone Famous: Kinda. He was going to be named Grape-kun, the Japanese Humboldt penguin who fell in love with an anime cutout. However, given that Grape-kun had already died by the time of the Nuzlocke, they settled for Raisin, instead.
- Oblivious to Love: He apparently never knew Cleo was in love with him — even her Heroic Sacrifice he viewed as simply being the result of intense loyalty.
- Pride: Gets a bit of a swelled head after defeating Roark and evolving into Prinplup. To the point of making Ryfuba carry him around on a throne.
- Princely Young Man: Though he's a bit of a tyrant.
- Red Baron: Upon evolving into Prinplup, he gains the moniker of "Prince of All Penguins".
- Royal Brat: A princely penguin who treats his trainer like a slave.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Raisin has taken to the field far more often since Episode 21, with the rest of the team benefiting from the Exp. Share.
- Signature Move: The Royal Razzberries (Bubblebeam) until episode 53, when it was replaced by the Royal Yacht (Surf).
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The couch gives Raisin more personality than the other party members, and post-Jupiter massacre he's used a lot more in battles. By the time Fantina's defeated, Raisin ends up being ten levels higher than not just her Mismagius, but the rest of the party and anything else in the surrounding area. Somewhat justified in that the high turnover rate for the team means that few members had enough time to really develop a personality.
Ryfuba's first catch, a Bidoof. Her name is a mutation of the word "Dagger".
- Brawn Hilda: Her character portrait shows her as a body builder in a string bikini.
- Character Death: The second casualty of the Nuzlocke. She was killed alongside Traktorr by a Kadabra in episode 19.
- Mundane Utility: Was meant become this, since this is what Bidoof is famous for. Her first retirement from the team ends when she learns Cut, as Raisin is above such things. Her death prevented this, though.
- Non-Elemental: A Normal-type.
A Shinx and an insanely lucky second catch for Ryfuba.
- Blessed with Suck: Her Rivalry ability, which raises her attack against other female Pokemon, but weakens it against males. Given the gender ratios in Pokémon games
- Character Death: The fourth casualty of the Nuzlocke. Was killed by a Skuntank in episode 21.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Raisin, beating up any girl who goes near him.
- Dying Declaration of Love: Her dying words, though Raisin misinterpreted them as being of loyalty a king rather than love.
- Faux Action Girl: Her Attack stat is her highest, and her other stats are comparable to the other first-form Pokémon in the party, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from watching her battle.
- Female Misogynist: She hates other women to a murderous degree.
- Glass Cannon: Her attack stat is her highest, but her defensive capabilities were abysmal.
- In one battle, she had more than half her health taken out by a Buizel's Water Gun, despite having two extra levels and a type advantage.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Wants to be this for Raisin.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She's sent out to take hits from Jupiter's Skuntank in order to buy some time for Raisin to heal. The couch unanimously agrees that, given Cleo's character, this trope is most likely in play on her part.
- Meaningful Name: Due to being based on a Sphinx, she's named after Cleopatra.
- The Load: Due to her Rivalry ability, she becomes this in the eyes of the couch.
- Senseless Sacrifice: At the time of her death, Raisin would have been able to beat Jupiter's Skuntank without needing to heal. Lani was less than enthused to learn this.
- Shock and Awe: Electric-type.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: She goes boy crazy anytime she's sent against a male enemy, reducing her damage done.
- Valley Girl: The voice the team uses for her, which clashes humorously with her Yandere characterization.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Apart from being obsessed with Raisin, she also desperately seeks approval from her trainer.
- Yandere: She does more damage against other girls, due to having the Rivalry ability. Her yandereness is apparently directed at Raisin.
A Magikarp caught using the old rod.
- The Bus Came Back: Gilly ends up being brought back onto the team after the near Total Party Wipe at the end of episode 21.
- Making a Splash: Even though nothing happens when she does.
- Put on a Bus: Boxed in favor of Narkama, and once again for an egg that Cynthia gave Ryfuba.
A Starly, later Staravia, and Raisin's court assassin.
- Character Death: The first casualty of the Nuzlocke. He was killed by a Kadabra in episode 19. What makes this worse is that his death was completely avoidable.
- The Lancer: Was this to Ryfuba's team, being Raisin's court assassin.
- Death by Irony: In episode 19, it was discovered that Pico and Traktorr were caught in the same route, thus breaking the Nuzlocke rule, meaning either has to leave the team. The couch choose to imprison Pico, while Traktorr was kept on the team. Shortly afterwards, Traktorr was killed by a Kadabra.
- Feathered Fiend: He is a bird with a high critical hit ratio.
- Flight: The team's first Flying-type.
- Raptor Attack: His name was meant to be a reference to non-avian raptors.
A Zubat, then a Golbat, now a Crobat.
- Com Mons: She was mostly caught to get Zubats out of the way, though the team once again acknowledges that she could be like Mancrobat. In light of Traktorr's untimely death, her capture proved beneficial.
- Multiple Reference Pun: The name Ping is a result of the complicated conversation the guys had when trying to determine her name. They read the Pokédex entry and noticed the word reflection used in reference to bats' echolocation. The first reaction Kirran had to "reflection" is to remember the Disney song of the same name from Mulan. Mulan's alias while posing as a man was Fa Ping, and ping happens to be onomatopoeia for the sound produced by a radar, which functions in a manner reminiscent of bat echolocation. Hence, they name her Ping.
- Put on a Bus: She's given a well-earned vacation for her service to Ryfuba, and her role as the team's flyer is taken over by Fulton. Only briefly does she return to the team when he dies and the team needs to fly closer to Mt. Coronet, and she goes back on vacation immediately afterwards as Biburial takes the spot.
- Shout-Out: Her name is, among other things, a reference to Mulan.
An Abra caught before it could teleport. Swapped out with Gilly. Became a Kadabra, then an Alakazam and now serves as Royal Vizier to Raisin.
- Brown Note: One effect of his psychic powers, causing extreme mental deterioration in his opponents as they die.
- The Bus Came Back: After being left in the box for several episodes Narkama is brought back onto the team after the near Total Party Wipe of episode 21.
- Court Mage: The role he plays in Raisin's court, doubling as a Royal Vizier.
- The Good Chancellor: While viziers are usually suspect, Narkama fights the good fight with his lord.
- Green Thumb: Is taught Grass Knot, which he briefly uses.
- Heavy Sleeper: Sleeps for 18 hours due to his heavily straining psychic powers.
- Kill the God: In one episode, Narkama kills two gods on behalf of his liege.
- One-Man Army: Manages to thoroughly destroy Cynthia's team singlehanded following a maxed out Calm Mind power up.
- Psychic Powers: Psychic-type.
- Shock and Awe: Is taught Shock Wave.
- Undying Loyalty: To Raisin.
- The Worf Effect: Epically inflicts this on Cynthia's team in the finale.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Fighting-type.
- The Big Guy: As a Fighting-type, he's the muscle of Ryfuba's team and its second strongest fighter behind Raisin himself.
- Character Death: The third casualty of the Nuzlocke. Was killed by a Skuntank in episode 21.
- Praetorian Guard: A member of Raisin's royal guard, and its strongest fighter before his untimely death.
A Geodude, later Graveler and then Golem. A musician, specifically Christian Rock.
- Berserk Button: Don't say you dislike her first album.
- The Big Guy: She assumes this role following Punchinilu's death.
- The Bus Came Back: Despite being boxed almost immediately after being caught Poppi Roxx is brought back to fill in one of the slots left behind by the near Total Party Wipe of episode 21.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Learns Self-Destruct and later Explosion. Thanks to her craggy green body, she's affectionately referred to as the team's hand grenade.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock and Ground-type.
- Real Men Love Jesus: Rather, Real Mons. After another female gave her a Sweet Kiss she became confused, this makes her question her sexuality, but she's confused because she's Christian Rock.
- Ship Tease: With Pops.
- Team Killer: When teamed up with Riley, Poppi routinely murders his Lucario with Earthquake.
A Shellos Ryfuba catches at Valley Windworks.
- Character Death: The fifth casualty of the Nuzlocke. Was killed by a Skuntank in episode 21.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Part Ground-type.
- Making a Splash: Part Water-type.
- Praetorian Guard: Considered a member of Raisin's royal guard.
- Senseless Sacrifice: He was used as fodder to allow Raisin to heal in the likelihood Jupiter's Skuntank would hit first. Raisin manages to hit first to secure the win, meaning that Gaks was killed for nothing.
- To add insult to injury, Gaks has two ground-type moves that would have been super effective against Skuntank if Gaks had been ten levels higher. Had the couch bothered to train Gaks, the three deaths in the episode could have been avoided entirely.
A Wurmple, later Beautifly, which acts as Priestess of the Pico Collective.
- The Assimilator: When Pico devoured a foe with Bug Bite, they were made a part of the Pico Collective.
- Evolution Power-Up: Zigzagged. To get Bug Bite, Pico was forced to not evolve for several levels and became increasingly aggravated as a result. However, after leveling up she became a major part of the team.
- Fallen Hero: After the guys realized Pico was caught on the same route as Traktorr Pico was imprisoned, to await judgement, either death or life imprisonment.
- Godzilla Threshold: The couch admits that due to the sorry state of their team after the events of episodes 19 and 21 they may be forced to bring Pico back as a last resort.
- High Priestess: Formerly of the Pico Collective, which serves Prince Raisin.
- Irony: Pico was boxed due to being caught in the same region as Traktorr and due to her species being a Crutch Character. In the exact same episode she is banished Traktorr suffers an untimely death.
- Knight of Cerebus: Not Pico herself, but once she was banished, things took a grim turn for Ryfuba's team. From breezing past two gyms unscathed to losing five members within the span of three episodes, fans even speculated that Pico had cursed Ryfuba's team out of spite for being boxed.
A Buneary Ryfuba caught in Eterna Forest. She's named after Michael Jordan.
- Character Death: The seventh casualty of the Nuzlocke. Was killed while fighting a Bronzor in episode 39.
- Driven to Suicide: She died from hurting herself as a result of confusion.
- The Load: Thanks to Buneary evolving through friendship, Buneary having the lowest possible friendship level when caught (0 — note that most start out at 70), and losing the Soothe Bell with Traktorr, Jordan was never able to evolve before her death. Even the plan to use her against Fantina is abandoned in favor of an evolved (and overleveled) Raisin.
- Mundane Utility: Takes the role of Ryfuba's Cut user after Dager dies.
- Senseless Sacrifice: There was no reason to keep Jordan in against Bronzor aside from the couch just not really caring.
- The Unfavorite: Almost completely ignored during her time on the team and when she's finally put in to fight the couch doesn't give a shit what happens to her.
A Togepi hatched from an egg gifted to Ryfuba by Cynthia.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Quite literally.
- Birth/Death Juxtaposition: His egg was given to Ryfuba shortly after Jupiter's massacre.
- Character Death: The eighth casualty of the Nuzlocke run. Killed by Saturn's Toxicroak in episode 68.
- Giant Flyer: Becomes the team's "Deus Ex Machina Airlines" after he evolves.
- Holy Hand Grenade: When he used Metronome against a wild Sneasel, he ended up using Judgement, the signature attack of Arceus.
- Senseless Sacrifice: The couch let him get hit with a STAB Brick Break, which he had no damage mitigation against, and kept him in despite a four level disadvantage, which led to his death by a critical Poison Jab.
- Sweet Tooth: Has one, as evidenced by the Rare Candies he frequently eats.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Rare Candy.
A Gliscor the team caught.
- Action Girl
- Blow You Away: Part-Flying type.
- Character Death: Dies at the hands of Bertha during the Elite Four.
- Cowardly Lion: Uses evasive moves like U-Turn and Dig, but is still a competent fighter nonetheless.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Part-Ground type.
A Gible the team found in Wayward Cave.
- Character Death: The sixth casualty of the Nuzlocke. Was Killed by a Geodude in episode 28.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: The guys are incredibly happy to catch him while in Wayward Cave, and put him in the party to be one of their main Pokemon, but he dies just one episode after being caught.
An Eevee that Ryfuba got from Bebe in Hearthome City.
- Non-Indicative Name: Invoked. Of the many Eeveelutions that Eevee can eventually become, a Vaporeon has explicitly been ruled out as an option by the team, so they name the Eevee after the one thing it certainly will never turn into.
Big Pet'lA Roselia.
- Mundane Utility: She takes over as the team's Cut user after Jordan dies. Or at least, she would've, had it not been for the arrival of Kirxia.
KirxiaA Scyther, and a lucky catch on Route 210. Speculated to serve as Raisin's loyal kunoichi.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Thanks to having the Technician ability, Kirxia's Cut and Fury Cutter are actually useful.
- Xtremely Kool Letterz: They added an X into her name to emphasize that she's an edgelord.
PopsA Lickitung, now a LickyLicky.
- Mundane Utility: Most of his moveset consists of HM moves - specifically, Rock Smash, Strength and Rock Climb.
- Rhino Rampage: It species is based on the Rhinoceros.
- Tank Goodness: Invoked with the name. One piece of fanart gave him a turret.
BiburialA Bibarel, and an HM Slave.
- Character Death: The tenth casualty of the Nuzlocke run. Killed by Cyrus's Gyarados in episode 72.
- Mundane Utility: As soon as she got a spot on the team, the couch filled her entire moveset with HM moves.
- Character Death: The ninth casualty of the Nuzlocke run. Executed in episode 69.
- Shout-Out: His name is a shoutout to ALF
SawlA Sneasel who joined the team after being caught.
- Character Death: The eleventh casualty of the Nuzlocke run. Killed by Cyrus's Honchkrow in episode 72.
The player character and protagonist of the Shield Nuzlocke.
- Action Girl: The second girl player character.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Girl: Of a sort. Granran's controllers complain frequently about the adventure being too easy, only to be humbled slightly when Pokemon begin to die.
- Chef of Iron: Occasionally seen cooking, with great skill apparently, for her team while out in the wild.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: She's dark-skinned and, after some Character Customization, has platinum blond hair.
- Honor Before Reason: About halfway through her challenge, opts to stop using healing items despite most of her opponents' not following that same rule.
- Neat Freak: Claimed to be this in the first episode, so she wears gloves at all times.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Raised up Baby Download from an Egg, only to lose him in the final battle.
- Rule of Three: Typically deaths will happen in threes on Granran's team, if one includes the wild pokemon that accidentally die during these confrontations.
- Wingding Eyes: She gets a makeover that gives her starry looking blue eyes.
Granrran's starter, a Sobble, later a Drizzile and then an Intelleon.
- Emo Teen: Visually becomes one upon evolving into Drizzile. The couch chalks up his new attitude to him becoming more powerful than his teammates.
- Making a Splash: Water-type.
- Sole Survivor: The only member of Granran's main team (Jim Simmons, Mumzy, Baby Download, Tonka, and Sogsworth) to survive the Gym Challenge.
- Starter Mon: Granrran's starter.
- The Unfavorite: Frequently described as being "Number 3" in the boys' hearts, due to being their least favorite Starter. Even after being made a part of the team, he tends to play second or third fiddle at best.
A Skwovet and Granrran's first catch.
- Character Death: The first casualty of the Nuzlocke, killed by a Growlithe.
- Com Mons: The game's early rodent.
- Non-Elemental: Normal-type.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Died trying to help Granran catch a Growlithe that ended up fainting the next turn anyway.
A Rookidee and Granrran's second catch. Later evolves into a Corvisquire and then Corviknight.
- Blow You Away: A Flying-type and a monotype one at that, until he becomes a Corviknight.
- Character Death: Dies just before it can sacrifice itself against Leon's Rillaboom.
- Extra Oredinary: As a Corviknight, he becomes a Steel-type.
- Full-Name Basis: Granran would only ever call him his full name: I, Mumzy.
- The Hero Dies: Like Jim Simmons before him, I, Mumzy ultimately falls after being a main member of Granran's team from Day 1.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Averted. Intended to kill both itself and Leon's Rillaboom using Brave Bird, but was struck down before he got the chance.
A Magikarp, caught while fishing.
- Making a Splash: A Water-type, even if a relatively useless one.
- Punny Name: Named "Chips" as in "fish and chips".
- Put on a Bus: He's sent into the box, replaced with Disney'sBolt
A Shellder, also caught while fishing.
- Making a Splash: Water-type.
- Stone Wall: She's sturdy and has an ability that makes her immune to critical hits.
- Item Caddy: Has the Pickup ability, allowing him to grab items.
- Non-Elemental: Normal-type.
- Put on a Bus: In favor of a Zigzagoon who was caught via a Dynamax Raid.
A Rolycoly, then a Carkoal and finally a Coalossal.
- The Big Gal: Very clearly the team's tank and their main defensive wall until her untimely end.
- Character Death: Died on the way to Wyndon.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock-type.
- The Lad-ette: Kirran and Grant quickly decide she's one of these, opting not to give her a "proper" sounding name as a result.
- Playing with Fire: Becomes a Fire-type upon evolving.
- Put on a Bus: Got boxed in favor of Baby Download.
- Shock and Awe: Electric-type.
- Shout-Out: Named after Bolt.
- Making a Splash: Water-type.
A Galarian Zigzagoon caught via a Dynamax Raid, whom later evolved into a Galarian Linoone and then an Obstagoon.
- Character Death: Killed by a wild Beartic on the way to Wyndon.
- Combat Pragmatist: Part Dark-type.
- The Hero Dies: After being the main one responsible for winning at least 3 of the Gyms, he falls to a random wild Pokemon.
- The Rock Star: Alongside Baby Download, apparently.
- Shout-Out: To Gene Simmons.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type.
- Character Death: Killed by a wild Skorupi and then promptly replaced by it.
- Psychic Powers: Psychic-type.
- Retirony: He was one level away from evolving when he died.
A Toxel who was given to Granran by a Daycare woman, which later evolved into a Toxtricity.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Still mostly a baby, though getting on in levels.
- Character Death: Among the casualties from fighting Leon's Rillaboom.
- Improbable Infant Survival: Played with. Baby Download had long since evolved and grown up, but still did not survive the final battle.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Because of his ability to make sound attacks stronger, most of his moveset consists of these types of attacks.
- Poisonous Person: Part-Poison.
- The Rock Star: Befitting his sound gimmick, the guys claim he is this alongside Jim Simmons.
- Shock and Awe: Part-Electric.
- The Stoner: Now that he has seemingly replaced Jim Simmons with Dabbinporte, the guys have declared him as this. At least until Dabbinporte's untimely demise the following stream.
An Arrocuda, caught while fishing.
- Making a Splash: Water-type.
A Skorupi who joins the team after killing Edgar.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type, hence why he replaces Edgar.
- HeelFace Turn: Murdered Edgar Roach before joining the party.
- Poisonous Person: He's a Poison-type.
- Put on a Bus: In favor of Oops!.
A Dracovish, revived from two fossils.
- Body Horror: He's a fish's head on the tip of a dinosaur's tail who is unable to breathe on land.
- Came Back Wrong: His name comes from the fact that he's pretty much this.
- Character Death: Died when a random Trainer's Sawk was able to Counter his Waterfall.
- Fossil Revival: How he was created.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Oops, a physical attacker, was killed when his physical attack was Countered back at him.
- Making a Splash: Part Water-type.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Part Dragon-type.
Chunk E Chez
A Greedent caught in the Wild Area from a tree.
- Com Mons: He's the evolved form of Squovet.
An Applin caught via a raid.
- Character Death: Died against Leon's Dragapult.
- Green Thumb: Grass-type.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Dragon-type.
A Charjabug, also caught via a raid, and evolved into a Vikavolt for post-game battles..
0>4MGRDG (Pronounced "Boy From The Grudge")
- Combat Pragmatist: Dark-type.
- Character Death: Died fighting Swordward and Shielbert.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Ground-type.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Brought onto the team as a last minute replacement in the postgame, only to die in the double battle against Swordward and Shielbert.
- Blow You Away: Part Flying-type.
- Character Death: Dies to Hop's Cramborant in the postgame.
- Loophole Abuse: Grant and Kirran get away with having "fuck" in his name by using a different variant on "u".
- Making a Splash: Part Water-type.
- Mutual Kill: Dies in the post-game, battling Hop's own Cramorant.
A Koffing, which would later become a Galarian Weezing.
- Character Death: Killed by Bede's Gardevoir in the Champion Cup.
- The Fair Folk: Becomes part Fairy-type upon evolving
- Having a Blast: Is capable of self-destruction.
- Poisonous Person: By virtue of being a Poison-type.
- Replacement Goldfish: Is this to Baby Download, after the loss of Jim Simmons.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Was brought onto the team prior to the Champion Cup to replace the deceased Jim Simmons, only to die partway into the Gym Leaders rematch.
- Character Death: Died fighting Swordward and Shielbert.
- Extra Oredinary: A Steel-type.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Brought onto the team as a last minute replacement in the postgame, only to die in the double battle against Swordward and Shielbert.
A Sligoo caught in a Raid, which would evolve into a Goodra
- The Big Guy: Brought into the party as a replacement tank.
- Character Death: Dies to Shielbert's Sirfetch'd, due to Granran forgetting to heal her team before their battle.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Pure Dragon type.
A Heatmor, caught in a Raid.
- Character Death: Killed in the Champion Cup.
- Playing with Fire: A Fire-type.
- The Smurfette Principle: The team's sole female representative in the Champion Cup.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Died in her debut battle.
An Orbeetle, and Edgar's widow apparently.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Half Bug-type.
- Character Death: Dies fighting Hop in the post-game, after somehow surviving the Champion Cup.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Averted. Her entire intended role on the team was to serve as this in the Champion Cup, using a Focus Sash to waste the opponent's Dynamax time. They ended up not needing to, however, thanks to Sogsworth and Phlemgb's performances.
- Mind over Matter: Half Psychic-type.
- Sixth Ranger: Serves as the Championship battle's last addition.
- Widow Woman: Believed to be this to Edgar Roach, having joined Granran to avenge her husband.
A Centiskorck, caught in a Raid Battle in the postgame.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Half Bug-type.
- Character Death: Dies fighting Shielbert, due to Granran forgetting to heal.
- Playing with Fire: Half Fire-type.
A Reuniclus, caught in a Raid Battle in the postgame.
- Cast from Hit Points: Holds onto the Life Orb, making it so that every attack is like this.
- Character Death: Killed by Swordward's Doublade in a double battle.
- Meaningful Name: Named in reference to the four humors described by early Greek physicians
- Mind over Matter: A Psychic type.
- Squick: Its entire Poke Dex entry describes it as being edible, but disgusting and toxic, and its nickname reflects that.