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Touya Hilbert Black

Careful nature
Nuvema Town
Met at Level 16
Highly curious

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Touya's Pokemon

Sir Hiss (Snivy-Servine-Serperior)

Relaxed nature.
Nuvema Town.
Met at Level 5.
Proud of his power.

Prima (Patrat-Watchog)

Gentle nature.
Route 1.
Met at Level 4.
Proud of her power.

Ruff (Lillipup-Herdier)

Naive nature.
Route 1.
Met at level 4.
Likes to thrash about.

Sea Monkey (Panpour-Simipour)

Jolly nature.
Dreamyard.
Met at Level 10.
Quick tempered.

Breezy (Pidove-Tranquill-Unfezant)

Gentle nature.
Route 3.
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.

Z-Stripe (Blitzle)

Naughty nature
Route 3
Met at Level 10
Somewhat vain

REM (Munna-Musharna)

Docile nature
Dreamyard
Met at Level 8
Strongly defiant

  • 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.

Screech (Archen-Archeops)

Brave nature.
Nacrene City.
Met at Level 25.
Sturdy body.

Reshiram

Adamant nature
N's Castle
Met at Level 50
Likes to run

Cheren Noir

Hasty nature
Nuvema Town
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.

Abner (Tepig-Pignite-Emboar)


Sylvester (Purrloin-Liepard)


Skye (Pidove-Tranquill)


Cyrus (Pansage)


Bianca Blanchard

Gentle nature
Nuvema Town
Met at level 16
Often lost in thought

Bubbles (Oshawott-Dewott-Samurott)


Lillian (Lilipup-Herdier)


Frying Pan (Pansear)


Shaula (Munna-Musharna)


(Preschooler) Juliet

Bold nature
Nacrene City
Met at Level 6
Strongly defiant

N Harmonia

Naive nature
Unknown
Met at Level 17
Often lost in thought

Zekrom

Rash nature
Dragonspiral Tower
Met at Level 50
Good endurance

Professor Juniper


Alder

Gentle nature
Unknown
Met at Level 55
Strong willed

Supporting Characters

Akiko Black


Hilda Black


  • 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

Chili


  • 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.

Chili's Pansear


Cilan


Cress


Lenora


Lenora's Watchog


Burgh


Burgh's Leavanny


Elesa


  • 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.

Clay


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Skyla


Brycen


Brycen's Beartic


Drayden


Drayden's Haxorus


Iris


Team Plasma and other villains

Ghetsis


  • 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

Shadow Triad


Sage Zinzolin


Plasma Intern Colress

Zinzolin's assistant.


  • 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.

Sage Rood


  • 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


N's "Friends"


Kagami (Zoroark)

Rash nature
N's Castle
Met at Level 10
Mischievous

Boreas (Vanilluxe)

Lax nature
N's Castle
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.

Cinder (Archeops)

Hasty nature
N's Castle
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.

Hermes (Carracosta)

Adamant nature
N's Castle
Met at Level 25
Good endurance

Tick-Tock (Klinklang)

Mild nature
N's Castle
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.

Mara Euphony


Petr Smirnov


Regina


Amon Hanover


Other characters

The Nurse Joys


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