Touya Hilbert Black
Met at Level 16
- Adorkable: Just read some of the nicknames he gives his Pokemon and try not to giggle at how adorable he is.
- Author Avatar: Played with—Touya isn't much like the author, though he does have a few preferences the author does, like choosing Snivy as his starter and a fondness for flying types.
- Bi the Way: He was clearly attracted to Elesa and Skyla, but by the end, he has a Love Epiphany toward N.
- Childhood Friends: With Bianca and Cheren.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes, especially towards Cheren and Sir Hiss.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: "Hilbert".
- Humble Hero: Never makes a big deal of the accomplishments he's made. In stark contrast to his starter, Sir Hiss.
- 100% Completion: Touya's ultimate goal is to fill the Pokedex.
- Only Sane Man: Can be this among his friends sometimes.
- Opposites Attract: A Nice Guy Humble Hero chose a literal Smug Snake as his starter.
- Performance Anxiety: During his first Gym battle. He gets over it later.
- Shipper on Deck: Smiles knowingly whenever Bianca and Cheren have their little "spats".
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Sir Hiss, sometimes, though the latter never actually talks.
- Team Dad: Towards his friends to some degree.
Sir Hiss (Snivy-Servine-Serperior)
Met at Level 5.
Proud of his power.
- Big Brother Instinct: Is NOT pleased when his teammates faint.
- Blue Blood: Touya learns that Snivy really likes to be treated like royalty.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Has a relaxed nature.
- Feather Boa Constrictor: Likes to drape himself around Touya's neck. As of his final evolution, he's now too big to do so.
- The Fighting Narcissist: He's proud of his power.
- Green Thumb: He's a Grass type.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ultimately, he's a friendly individual despite his flaws.
- The Leader: Of Touya's Pokemon.
- Meaningful Name: Named after a similarly arrogant snake from Robin Hood.
- Narcissist: He's very full of himself, as Touya is quickly made aware.
- Opposites Attract: A Jerk with a Heart of Gold and literal Smug Snake paired up with a Nice Guy Humble Hero.
- Pride: His fatal flaw.
- Sarcastic Devotee: Ultimately loyal to Touya despite his silent snarkiness and pride.
- Silent Snarker: He can't talk like a human, but he's still snarky.
- Smug Smiler: All the dang time.
- Smug Snake: Figuratively and literally!
- Snakes Are Sinister: Only when he's battling or angry, though.
- Sssssnake Talk: He hisses to communicate.
- Undying Loyalty: The most loyal of Touya's Pokemon, due to being his starter.
- Volumetric Mouth: He can stretch his mouth out fairly wide, just like a real snake.
Met at Level 4.
Proud of her power.
- Action Girl: Is a pretty tough little cookie.
- The Big Guy: Shares this role with Ruff.
- Big Sister Instinct: Toward Ruff.
- Bioluminescence Is Cool: Her patterns and eyes can glow.
- Brother-Sister Team: With Ruff.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Ruff.
- Meaningful Name: She was the first Pokemon Touya ever caught.
- Nice Girl: Has a gentle nature.
- Non-Elemental: Normal type.
- Pride: Is proud of her power.
- Team Mom: Can be a bit of this.
- Those Two Guys: With Ruff.
- Wolverine Claws: She uses the TM "Cut", to chop down small trees.
- Women Are Wiser: Probably the most level-headed of Touya's team.
Met at level 4.
Likes to thrash about.
- Badass Adorable
- The Big Guy: Shares this role with Prima.
- Big, Friendly Dog: As a Herdier.
- Brother-Sister Team: With Prima.
- Canine Companion: For Touya.
- Keet: He likes to thrash about.
- Man Bites Man: Uses Bite.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Prima.
- Naïve Newcomer: Has a naive nature.
- Nice Guy: A sweet loving little dog.
- Non-Elemental: He's a normal-type.
- The Nose Knows: Being a dog, he has a keen sense of smell.
- Precious Puppy: As a Lillipup.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: As a Lillipup.
- Those Two Guys: With Prima.
- Undying Loyalty: To Touya, seeing as he's a dog.
Sea Monkey (Panpour-Simipour)
Met at Level 10.
- Action Girl: The other female fighter on Touya's team.
- The Chick: Among Touya's team.
- Fun Personified: She's a fun-loving Pokemon, which fits the fact that she's a monkey.
- Genki Girl: Has a Jolly nature.
- Handicapped Badass: She's blind, but still a good battler.
- Hot-Blooded: Despite being generally kind, she's also described as quick tempered.
- Making a Splash: A water type.
- Maniac Monkeys: Normally averted, but don't make her mad.
- Monkey Morality Pose: She, like all Panpours, represents "see no evil" because she's blind.
- Nice Girl: Has a jolly nature.
- Prophet Eyes: Her eyes are white, signifying that she's blind.
- Two Guys and a Girl: With Cheren's Pansage and Bianca's Pansear.
- Wolverine Claws: She can use Scratch.
Met at Level 8.
Likes to run.
- Always Accurate Attack: Learns Aerial Ace later.
- Blow You Away: Flying type. His name lampshades this.
- Big Entrance: He bursts out of a pile of feathers upon evolving into an Unfezant.
- Camp Straight: The rough bird equivalent.
- Casanova Wannabe: As an Unfezant, he "displays" to every female bird Pokemon he meets.
- Distracted by the Sexy: If he's battling a female bird.
- The Ditz: As a Pidove. Grows out of it later...mostly.
- The Fighting Narcissist: As an Unfezant. Not narcissistic to Sir Hiss' extent, but still a narcissist.
- Flight: Touya's main flyer and by extension, his choice of quick transport.
- Giant Flyer: As an Unfezant, he's big enough that Touya can ride on his back.
- Heal Thyself: He uses roost and it's the one move Touya has resolved not to let him forget.
- Keet: He likes to run, mostly as a Pidove.
- The Lancer: The second best combatant on Touya's team and thus this to Sir Hiss.
- Large Ham: As an Unfezant.
- Nice Guy: Has a Gentle nature.
- Razor Wind: He can use Air Cutter and Air Slash, both of which are his most powerful attacks.
- Team Dad: To Touya's Pokemon.
- Undying Loyalty: To Touya, of course.
Met at Level 10
- Action Girl
- Character Death: She is killed by a Team Plasma Grunt's Sandile.
- Shock and Awe: Electric-type.
- Talking Animal: But only as a ghost in the Celestial Tower.
Met at Level 8
- Meaningful Name: He's named after "Rapid Eye Movement".
- Psychic Powers: Psychic-type.
- Put on a Bus: Touya puts him in the Daycare offscreen. He's brought back later, though only temporarily. He's sent to Fennel shortly afterward.
Met at Level 25.
- Acrophobic Bird: As an Archen, he can't fly at all.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: Hence why he's called "Screech".
- Dishing Out Dirt: Can use Rock-type moves.
- Fearless Fool: Owing to a mix of his Naïve Newcomer status and his brave nature.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Being a dinosaur, he was cloned into existence from prehistory.
- Fossil Revival: Touya obtains the Plume Fossil during his journey and after some time decides to revive it to add more data to the Pokedex for Professor Juniper.
- Killer Rabbit: Cute little dinosaur-ish creature that can smash boulders and throw massive rocks at you.
- Naïve Newcomer: His general personality is this at first.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's able to use fairly powerful attacks, despite his small size.
- Raptor Attack: Played with, seeing as the author has done research on dromaeosaurid dinosaurs before.
Met at Level 50
Likes to run
- Breath Weapon: Fire and "Dragon Breath".
- The Chooser of The One: To Touya.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Her view on Touya defeating and capturing her.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: She's described as looking like Screech, who is a maniraptoran dinosaur.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Doesn't join Touya's party until the very end of the story.
- Giant Flyer: A white feathered dragon stated to be the size of an elephant.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Touya calls Reshiram by female pronouns because of this trope, despite the fact that she's sexless. This of course, helps signal to N that maybe his views are wrong.
- Mystical White Hair: Feathers, actually, but it still qualifies.
- No Biological Sex: But Touya refers to her by female pronouns.
- No Name Given: She's the only Pokemon Touya has chosen not to give a nickname to.
- Olympus Mons: Invoked in this case, as Touya HAS to catch her.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: In this case, Touya.
- Painting the Medium: Her words are written in italics.
- Physical God: As a Legendary.
- Playing with Fire: One of her main elements.
- Raptor Attack: Touya observes that she kind of looks like "a giant version of Screech with much more dazzling plumage".
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Zekrom's Red.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Was held within the Light Stone for a long time. She was released when Touya finally confronted N and Zekrom.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Zekrom, to some degree, complete with appropriate color schemes.
- Sixth Ranger: Seventh technically, but still counts.
- Talking Animal: But only to Touya (and N), via telepathy.
- Undying Loyalty: To Touya.
- Yin-Yang Clash: With Zekrom, but it's subverted—the two of them simply want to be whole again.
Met at Level 16
Hates to lose
- Childhood Friends: With Bianca and Touya.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Slightly when Bianca talks about how "charming" the Striaton triplets were.Cheren: I could be charming too you know...
Touya: (bursts out laughing)
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually towards Bianca and Team Plasma grunts.
- Forgets to Eat: In chapter four, he skips breakfast before taking on the Striaton Gym, which leads to his dramatic speech about defeating them being rudely interrupted by his stomach growling.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Touya.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a bit stubborn and proud, but genuinely cares about his friends and Pokemon.
- Large Ham: Bianca sees him more as a Drama Queen though.
- Megane: Wears glasses.
- Opposites Attract:
- Subverted with his starter Pokemon, the mellow, kindhearted Tepig. Turns out he was actually drawn to it for its intelligence, a trait they both share.
- Played straight with his relationship with Bianca.
- The Smart Guy
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Mainly toward Bianca, of course, but Touya gets it too.
- To Be a Master: Like in the games, it's deconstructed as he's not sure what would happen next.
- Tsundere: Especially toward Bianca.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards the rest of Cheren's Pokemon and Cheren himself.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Hot-Blooded: Befitting a Fire-type.
- Keet: Very energetic.
- Nice Guy: Starkly contrasting with Cheren.
- Opposites Attract: Tepig is much more laid-back and friendly than Cheren is.
- Playing with Fire: Fire-type.
- Cats Are Mean: Played straight when battling, but averted otherwise.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A Dark-type, but still a good guy.
- The Smart Guy: Has most of the common sense among Cheren's Pokemon.
- Team Dad: To most of Cheren's Pokemon.
- Undying Loyalty: Due to being one of Cheren's first Pokemon.
- Wolverine Claws: Being a cat, he's got these.
Met at level 16
Often lost in thought
- Action Girl: Not always, since she relies more on brains than brawn, but she's a pretty good battler.
- Alliterative Name: Bianca Blanchard.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Cheren lampshades this frequently. It's not like he's worried about her or anything, though.
- The Heart
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Professor Juniper.
- Nice Girl
- Opposites Attract: With both Cheren and her starter Pokemon.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Touya.
- Berserk Button: Do NOT touch Bianca in front of him.
- The Comically Serious: Especially as an Oshawott, which looks WAY too cute.
- Expy: According to Word of God, Bubbles is meant to be kind of like Puppycat.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: As a no-nonsense, serious battler, he can be angered easily.
- The Kirk: He keeps Tepig and Snivy from fighting.
- Lady and Knight: How he sees his relationship with Bianca.
- Making a Splash: Water-type.
- Only Sane Man: Among both Bianca's Pokemon and the Unova Starters.
- Opposites Attract: He's serious and no-nonsense, contrasting perfectly with Bianca's perky, klutziness.
- Samurai: Views himself as one.
- The Stoic
- Undying Loyalty: To Bianca.
- Nice Girl
- Precious Puppy: As a Lilipup.
- Team Mom: To Bianca's Pokemon.
- Uncatty Resemblance: She's as friendly and perky as Bianca (though not as clumsy).
Frying Pan (Pansear)
Met at Level 6
- Action Girl: She almost beats Touya, and she's only about five years old!
- Ascended Extra: In the original, she's an NPC. In this, she becomes Touya's traveling companion.
- Badass Adorable: She's a tough little cookie and also a preschooler.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Touya becomes her friend when he bests her in a Pokemon battle.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Touya. She becomes his traveling companion.
- Little Miss Badass: Very nearly bests Touya in battle upon first meeting him.
- Little Miss Snarker: Towards Touya and his Pokemon sometimes.
- Nice Girl: She's a friendly individual.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: At the climax, Touya sends her back to Nacrene City, telling her that the scenario is too dangerous for her.
- Token Mini-Moe: A tiny, adorable little girl.
Met at Level 17
Often lost in thought
- Affably Evil: Extremely polite, especially to Touya, despite his affiliation with Team Plasma.
- All-Loving Hero: His own view on it.
- Big Bad: Seems to be this at first, but it turns out that Ghetsis outshines him here.
- Bishōnen: Touya's point of view narration flat out states that he can think of no other way to describe N besides "beautiful" when he first sees him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Can be rather snarky, as shown toward Cheren in chapter two.
- Good with Numbers: Uses a lot of math metaphors.
- HeelFace Turn: In the end, when he learns how bad things went.
- Large Ham: Speaks rather dramatically.
- The Nicknamer: He nicknames the Pokemon in his core team.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Tends to get very close to Touya...who actually doesn't mind that much. Played for laughs in one chapter, which invokes an "Not What It Looks Like" scenario.
- Oblivious to Love: Is oblivious to Mara's feelings for him.
- Obliviously Evil: He's an Unwitting Pawn to his father.
- The Only Believer: In Team Plasma's cause. He is the god of this trope, after all.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Towards Touya, sometimes.
- Smart People Play Chess: With Rood in one chapter.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Claims that he can talk to Pokemon. He proves it to Touya by asking Sir Hiss something only the two of them would know.
- We Can Rule Together: Wants this with Touya, as revealed in "A Day in the Life of Team Plasma".
Met at Level 50
- Anti-Villain: Like N's friends, Zekrom is only a "villain" because he's allied with N and by extension, Team Plasma.
- The Chooser of The One: Double subverted—N actually wasn't the chosen one in this case, but Zekrom chose him anyway when he saw how passionate he was about his ideals.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Looks like a huge theropod dinosaur, with wings.
- The Dragon: Figuratively and literally to N.
- Giant Flyer: A huge, metallic dragon.
- HeelFace Turn: When N turns, so does he.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Hence why N calls him by male pronouns.
- No Biological Sex: But N calls him by male pronouns.
- Olympus Mons: One of the story's main legendaries.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: He only obeys whom he has chosen, in this case N.
- Painting the Medium: His words are written in bold.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Primarily because Only the Chosen May Wield.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Reshiram, complete with appropriate color schemes.
- Undying Loyalty: To N and by extension, Team Plasma.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He shares N's views.
- Daddy's Girl: She became a Pokemon Professor because her father is one.
- Ditzy Genius
- Genki Girl
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Fennel.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Bianca and Alder.
- The Mentor: To Bianca.
- Team Mom: To the kids.
Met at Level 55
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His specialty.
- Big Good: As the champion, he has a fair amount of authority.
- Cool Old Guy
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Professor Juniper and all three protagonists.
- The Mentor: To Cheren and Touya.
- The Nicknamer: Nicknames his Pokemon.
- Uncatty Resemblance: His Volcarona, Horus.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Pretty much like all of the protagonist's moms.
- Action Mom: In her youth, she was a pretty good trainer herself, and still is now.
- Nice Girl
- Offscreen Teleportation: Apparently can do this, thanks to a trick she learned from a Nurse Joy.
- Retired Badass: She retired from Pokemon training after wanting to settle down and have a family.
- The Ace: Appears to be this, being an experienced trainer who filled her regional Pokedex, beat the Elite Four and chose not to be the champion so that she could work at the Battle Subway.
- Age Lift: This version of Hilda is three years older than Touya.
- Aloof Big Sister: Touya's not fond of her, due to her tendency to talk down to him.
- Ascended Extra: Kind of—in the games, Touko/Hilda is a playable character, but only if you don't play as Touya, and as an NPC she has no relationship with him beyond battling alongside him in the Battle Subway. Here, she's his older sister who has a story of her own.
- Big Sister Bully: A different variant than most—she babies her little brother, not caring that it bothers him.
- Celeb Crush: She has this on Emmet and Ingo. Yes, both of them.
- Cool Big Sis: Thinks of herself as this to Touya. He disagrees.
- Expy: Meant to be like a more hot-blooded and overtly selfish version of Olga Petaki.
- Genki Girl
- Hero of Another Story: She's been on her own Pokemon journey for a while, but we don't see it.
- Hot-Blooded: She's really passionate about Pokemon training.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's arrogant, selfish and tactless, but genuinely loves her brother.
- The Mentor: To Touya, during the Bolt Badge arc.
- The Nicknamer: Averted. Unlike her brother, she doesn't nickname her Pokemon. She apparently thinks doing so is childish.
- Olympus Mons: She captured Victini.
- Related in the Adaptation: On account of being an Ascended Extra.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Everything about her and Touya is meant to be opposite.
- Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Having desired nothing more than to win the Unova League rather than complete the Pokedex, she contrasts as the Strong Girl to Touya's Smart Guy.
- Unexpected Character: Touya is mentioned to have a sister early on, but her name is never given and it's so brief that it's easy to forget about. It's not until the Nimbasa arc that we find out that she was Hilda.
Gym Leaders and Elite Four
Striaton Gym Triplets
- Bishōnen: Both Bianca and Touya are flustered when they meet the triplets.
- Casanova Wannabe: Chili and Cress both start stumbling and fighting each other to talk to Bianca when she enters their gym.Chili: HOLY CRAP GUYS IT'S A REALLY PRETTY GIRL!
(Both Chili and Cress scramble for her attention while Cilan just sighs in irritation.)
- Mr. Fanservice: The triplets invoke this trope. Even Touya blushes in response to them.
- A Day in the Limelight: He's the only one of the triplets focused on in the main storyline because he's the one with a type advantage against Touya.
- Ambiguously Bi: He flips out with glee when he meets Bianca, but also subtly flirts with Touya.
- Hot-Blooded: Appropriately enough, being a Fire-type specialist.
- Keet: He's really energetic.
- Large Ham: He likes to ham it up sometimes.
- Nice Guy: He's a great sport, as observed by Touya, and gives him some advice after Touya loses the first time.
- No Indoor Voice: He speaks incredibly loudly.
- Playing with Fire: His element.
- Weapon of Choice: Pansear.
- A Day in the Limelight: He's the only one of the three elemental monkeys who actually gets focus alongside his trainer.
- Hot-Blooded: Just like Chili.
- Maniac Monkeys: Loud and hyperactive.
- No Indoor Voice: Screeches loudly when he's let out.
- Playing with Fire: He's a Fire-type.
- Uncatty Resemblance: Has the same hot blooded demeanor as his trainer.
- Casanova Wannabe: He, like Chili, acts like this when Bianca shows up to challenge the gym.
- Deadpan Snarker: Toward his other two brothers.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Slightly more proud and condescending than his brothers, but a good guy all the same.
- Large Ham Announcer: During Touya and Chili's battles.
- Making a Splash: His element.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His hair covers one of his eyes.
- Weapon of Choice: Panpour.
- Adventure Archaeologist: As usual.
- The Chessmaster: Her battle style, utilizing Retaliate, a move that gets stronger if a previous ally has fainted.
- Happily Married: To Hawes, the vice curator of her museum, as usual.
- Non-Elemental: Her specialty.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Burgh.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As a Gym Leader, she's technically in charge of Nacrene City.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Burgh's Red. Their hair colors even match.
- Team Mom: Even towards potential opponents, she's noted to be friendly and her voice is described as "soothing" by Touya. It's even mentioned that she reminds him of his mother.
- Weapon of Choice: Her Watchog.
- Action Girl: Being one of the stronger Gym Pokemon.
- Hypnotic Eyes: Which proves to be a detriment to Touya's team.
- Signature Move: Retaliate.
- Uncatty Resemblance: She acts a lot like Lenora.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His specialty.
- Bishōnen: He's a really pretty man.
- Camp Gay: Implied, especially since his Gym Leader trading card states that he and Elite Four Grimsley are "roommates".
- Friend to Bugs: Being a Bug-type specialist, this makes sense.
- Large Ham: Being a performance artist, this is a given.
- Nice Guy
- Performance Artist
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Lenora.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Lenora's Blue. Their hair colors even match.
- Weapon of Choice: Leavanny.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: A large bug.
- Green Thumb: A Grass-type.
- Signature Move: Struggle Bug.
- Team Dad: To Burgh's Pokemon.
- Uncatty Resemblance: Shares Burgh's dramatic flare
- Adaptational Villainy: The author admits as much, giving her a rather...unflattering portrayal in response to how much of a pain she was to fight.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's nice to Bianca, but she's revealed to be a total Sadist when it comes to trainers who challenge her gym. She states that battling her has convinced a lot of young trainers to give up on their dreams entirely and she takes great pleasure in crushing said dreams.
- Combat Pragmatist: Hilda notes that Elesa "fights dirty".
- Deadpan Snarker
- Emotionless Girl: Touya observes that she seems fairly aloof.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Both the men and women in the crowd goes wild when she shows up in the gym to fight Touya, and Touya distinctly hears a woman in the audience screaming "I love you Elesa!"
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She acts very smugly towards Touya and is ruthless towards opponents, but shows kindness to Bianca.
- The Fashionista: Makes sense seeing as she's a model.
- Ms. Fanservice: Touya blushes when he sees her for the first time. Justified because she's a model (she also likes to exploit this sometimes).
- Sadist: Loves to see trainers lose and states that she gets a kick out of crushing the hopes and dreams of young trainers.
- Shock and Awe: Her specialty.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: Her three Gym Battle Pokemon are named Riliane, Allen and Gallerian.
- The Stoic
- That One Boss: In-universe; it takes Touya several tries to get through her gym, and he notes that she has the hardest gym he's ever had to face. He gets especially annoyed with her Emolgas.
- Weapon of Choice: Zebstrika.
- Cool Old Guy: He leads the charge against the Seven Sages.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Specializes in Ground types
- Eaglelander: Type 1 as in canon.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sort of gruff, but a good guy deep down.
- That One Boss: Inverted, as he was much easier to beat than Elesa.
- Weapon of Choice: Excadrill.
- Ace Pilot
- Animal Motifs: Birds.
- Blow You Away: She specializes in flying types.
- Nice Girl: Contrasting with Elesa; she even helps Touya gain some closure with Z-Stripe at Celestial Tower.
- Obliviously Evil: Evidently doesn't realize how scary and frustrating her cannons were for Touya.
- Official Couple: With Elesa.
- The Prankster: She sees her cannons as "a fun joke". Touya—and apparently the six people before him who had to be rushed to the hospital—disagree.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: Whereas Elesa's Pokemon are named after Evillious Chronicles characters, Skyla's are named after Steven Universe characters—Amethyst the Swoobat, Pearl the Swanna, Garnet the Unfezant.
- Weapon of Choice: Swanna.
- Animal Motifs: Dragons.
- Cool Old Guy
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: His specialty is dragon-types.
- The Mentor: To Iris
- Parental Substitute: To Iris.
- Weapon of Choice: Haxorus.
- An Axe to Grind: His head looks like an axe.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: A draconic dinosaur.
- Animal Motifs: Dragons.
- Genki Girl
- Happily Adopted: By Drayden.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Like Drayden up there.
- The Unfought: Touya doesn't get to fight her. Hilda apparently did, though.
- Weapon of Choice: Haxorus.
Team Plasma and other villains
- Bad Boss: To his subordinates, including N. He slaps N in the face when the latter suggests that Touya should rule by his side.
- Big Bad: The true villain of the story.
- The Dreaded: He strikes fear in all his subordinates, with the exception of the Shadow Triad. Even N flinches when he raises his voice.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts all nice, but Touya can see right through him.
- Freudian Excuse: As a child, he and some friends went into the Giant Chasm looking for Kyurem...and when they found it, they ran only for Ghetsis to trip and fall, causing him to hurt his leg and allowing himself to be attacked by Kyurem, permanently damaging his right eye and arm. To make matters worse, after he tripped, he desperately called for his friends to help him, but they simply kept running, leaving him behind to be attacked by Kyurem.
- Jerkass: There's nothing likable about him at all.
- Sadist: Lives for the moment people lose all hope.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show
- The Dragon: To Ghetsis and N..
- Elite Mooks
- Master of Illusion: As ninjas.
- Terrible Trio: It's in the name.
- Undying Loyalty: To Ghetsis.
- Bad Boss: To Colress.
- Card-Carrying Villain
- The Dragon: To Ghetsis.
- Jerkass: He's not pleasant at all.
- Smug Snake
Plasma Intern Colress
- Adapted Out: Inverted. He never appeared in the original game, having instead been a boss in the sequel. If anything, he was adapted in.
- Anti-Villain: He'd rather learn about Pokemon than use them.
- Beleaguered Assistant: To Zinzolin.
- Butt-Monkey: Ghetsis and Zinzolin push/drag him around, N ignores him and the rest of the Team Plasma members don't offer him any respect.Colress: I hate my job.
- Canon Foreigner: He exists in the original game's sequel, but didn't appear in the first game.
- The Dragon: To Zinzolin. Whether he likes it or not.
- Multicolored Hair: His hair is blond with blue bangs.
- Only Sane Man: And yet no one listens.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He doesn't like Ghetsis, Zinzolin or N and he only works with them for his own purposes.
- Affably Evil: Unquestionably the most polite and genuinely kind member of Team Plasma.
- Ascended Extra: He gets a bit more focus here than in the source material.
- Cool Old Guy: N certainly seems to think so, as he turns to him for advice several times. Rood even tells him that he can tell him anything.
- The Mentor: Acted as a teacher to N.
- Smart People Play Chess: With N in one chapter.
- Token Good Teammate: He shows that he's truly beginning to regret the fact that he's complicit in what N's going through, even fully admitting that he thinks N deserves better.
Anthea and Concordia
- Cool Big Sis: Both are this to N.
- Helpful Mooks: They assist Touya while he's traversing N's Castle.
- Punch-Clock Villain: They're only working for Ghetsis to take care of N, whom they've grown to love.
- Token Good Teammate: The two of them are undoubtedly the most moral members of Team Plasma along with Rood.
- True Companions: With N.
- Undying Loyalty: Both of them have this to N.
- Anti-Villain: The only thing "evil" about any of them is that they're on Team Plasma's side, and that's only an extension of their loyalty to N.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: Played straight with Kagami, who saw right through Ghetsis and justifiably didn't like him. Subverted with with the others, who also didn't like Ghetsis, but only because they disliked humans in general.
- HeelFace Turn: After N switches sides.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Most of them share N's initial views, due to having been abused by humans themselves.
- Insistent Terminology: They aren't "N's Pokemon", they're his friends.
- Interspecies Friendship: With N.
- Morality Pet: To N.
- Painting the Medium: Their voices are written in italics.
- Punch-Clock Villain: All of them, but Kagami is the most obvious.
- True Companions: All of them have been through many problems in their lives and came to love N because he was the first human who ever treated them with kindness.
- Undying Loyalty: All of them are loyal to N.
- You Can't Go Home Again: A variant—these Pokemon cannot be released into the wild, despite N's usual tendencies, because they're so badly damaged. Not that they mind.
Met at Level 10
- Anti-Villain: Zoroark is only a villain because he's allied with N and by extension Team Plasma. He knows how bad Ghetsis is, but works with N regardless.
- Cunning Like a Fox: A large fox that can project illusions.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: He knew from the start that Ghetsis was no good. The only reason he refused to informed N of it is because he knew N wouldn't listen.
- Master of Illusion: Zoroark's special ability is this.
- Meaningful Name: "Kagami" is Japanese for "mirror", suiting his illusion ability.
- Papa Wolf: To N.
- Punch-Clock Villain: His loyalty to Team Plasma is only an extension of his loyalty to N.
- Scars Are Forever: Has a scar over his eye, which he's also blind in.
- Undying Loyalty: To N.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Spied on Touya whilst taking on various different forms.
Met at Level 8
Likes to relax
- An Ice Person: Ice-type that looks like ice cream.
- Meaningful Name: He's named after the Greek God of the North Wind, fitting his Ice-typing.
Met at Level 25
Alert to sounds
- Acrophobic Bird: Like Screech, he can fly, but not very well. In his case, the injuries he sustained probably made the situation worse.
- Broken Bird: A literal example, even—when N first met him as an Archen, he had a broken wing due to the carelessness of his trainer.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Partially Rock-type.
- Feathered Fiend: Somewhat justifiably hostile toward any human who isn't N.
- Meaningful Name: He's named for his fiery looking plumage.
- Raptor Attack: Same as Screech up there.
- The Rival: To Hermes.
Met at Level 25
- Body Horror: His shell is stated to be partially broken.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Part Rock-type.
- Making a Splash: Part Water-type. Ironically, he's also weak to Water-type moves due to his Rock-typing.
- Meaningful Name: The Greek God Hermes was associated with turtles.
- The Rival: To Cinder.
- Turtle Power: Based on the giant prehistoric sea turtle Archelon.
Met at Level 12
Capable of taking hits
- Deconstruction: His backstory is a deconstruction of the concept of "tanky" Pokemon. He was always used to eat hits, with his old trainer having not cared that this took a toll on his health.
- Kinetic Clicking: How it communicates, hence its name.
- Meaningful Name: It's named for the ticking sounds it makes.
- Silicon-Based Life: It's a creature that looks like a machine but is actually a living organism made mostly of metal.
- Verbal Tic: Saying "Klink" and "Klang" at the end of every sentence.
- Ascended Extra: Inspired by a female Grunt in the actual game.
- Ignored Enamoured Underling: She loves N, but N doesn't know this.
- Jerkass: She's not pleasant to say the least.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She genuinely loves N.
- Love Redeems: She goes through a HeelFace Turn because of her love for N.
- Meaningful Name: "Euphony" is a synonym of "Harmony", and Mara Euphony is in love with N Harmonia. According to Word of God, the fact that her name is "Euphony" and not "Euphonia" is meant to show that she's Loving a Shadow.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Primarily because she's young.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: For N.
- Straw Hypocrite: An interesting case; she freely admits that she didn't join Team Plasma for the "liberating Pokemon" plan, but because she saw that N was a part of it and fell in love with him.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Petr.
- Undying Loyalty: To Team Plasma, by extension of her loyalty to N.
- Weapon of Choice: Purrloin.
- Affably Evil: He does genuinely love his Pokemon, and grows to love them more later on.
- Ascended Extra
- Casanova Wannabe: Toward Regina.
- Character Development: His growing affection for his Patrat is illustrated slowly through the story. In one chapter, he's shown spending his down time playing with it and in another he hesitates to send it into battle be cause he's afraid that it'll get hurt.
- Fire Forged Friendship: With Mara, whom he was partnered with but not initially friends.
- Love Redeems: Platonic example; he loves his Pokemon and wants to keep it, which redeems him.
- Meaningful Name: "Smirnov" can mean "meek" (referencing his inability to do anything effectual) or "gentle" (referencing his love for his Pokemon).
- Minion with an F in Evil
- Team Dad: He tries to be this.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Mara.
- Weapon of Choice: Patrat.
- Ascended Extra
- Everything Is Better With Sparkles: Her Patrat is shiny.
- Meaningful Name: "Regina" means "queen".
- The Ojou: She's fairly aloof and cold.
- Villain of Another Story: She doesn't usually hang around Mara and Petr, so Touya and his friends don't encounter her that often.
- Weapon of Choice: Patrat.
- Establishing Character Moment: Killing Z-Stripe.
- Hate Sink: He killed Touya's Pokemon and abuses his own.
- Jerkass: So much so that even Mara doesn't like him.
- The Sociopath