d ( "Li'l D", "D", "Descartes", "Dennis", "Richard Descartes", "Richard", "Dick", "Dee", "Danielle")The protagonist of Twitch Plays Pokémon X. A blond, pale-skinned boy obsessed with catching as many Pokémon as humanly possible. Possibly a huge narcissist. He chose Chespin as his starter.
- Agent Peacock: Unbashedly effeminate and an aspiring fashionista, but also a quite capable trainer who quickly finished up his run without much hassle.
- all lowercase letters: His name is an example of this.
- Ambiguous Gender: It's been suggested that d might actually be a girl◊, if only because he's "awfully pretty for a boy"◊. If this is true, that would make d the second "reverse trap" character in TPP, the first one being 4-Chan of Heart Gold fame. This could also explain d's Embarrassing Nickname.
- Ambiguously Gay/Camp Straight: If he's not a reverse trap.
- Beware the Silly Ones: d is a vain, effeminate young man (if not a crossdressing young woman) who almost left to adventure in his pajamas yet spent an hour changing his clothes between his default outfit and his spare one. He spent a long stretch of the game without having any Poke Balls, having spent most of the money he didn't lose from fainting on Awakenings, which he only used to waste turns in battles and not when his Pokemon were actually asleep. Add the other quirks that come with being a TPP protagonist. And despite all this, d still defeated Team Flare and became the Champion of Kalos in under a week.
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: He's an extreme narcissist and obsessed with all things beautiful, but hiding underneath all that is a terribly insecure and unwanted young lad who can barely stand in front of a girl without running.
- Cannot Talk to Women: When Serena and Shauna first greeted him, he ran back upstairs and into his room.
- Character Tic: Shopping for items. He often purchases items one at a time, and he's bought a frightening number of Awakenings. Curiously, he didn't buy any new clothing until reaching Laverre City.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He's often seen as having a feminine look and traits, along with being awfully pretty for a boy.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: If d is a reverse trap.
- Fanboy: To Olympia, and the Internet if his trading and online battles are any indication.
- The Fashionista: Tries to be this, but is initially hampered by a lack of a wardrobe. Upon reaching Laverre City, the first thing d does is buy a surprisingly good-looking outfit.
- The Fighting Narcissist: Spent an hour checking himself in the mirror and another half hour in the Poké Center looking at his own Trainer Videos.
- Friend to Bugs: He's caught an awful lot of Scatterbug and Weedle.
- Humble Hero: If anything, the run did some good on the kid, as he doesn't try to make a show of his defeat of Team Flare at the end of his run.
- Iconic Item: d's stock of Awakening has become integral to his style of battling. Not only are they nearly always useless - the only times d's Pokemon actually fell asleep, he didn't even think to use any - but a change in how items are used in battle means that the player can attempt to use an ineffectual item and waste a turn (though not consuming the item). This has cost d many victories.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Several◊ fanworks◊ have◊ played with the idea that d's apparent vanity and occasional snobbishness are a mere facade to hide his (or her, in one case◊) insecurities.
- The Insomniac: Possibly, as he keeps roughly 70 Awakening on hand at all times.
- Irony: The most concerned about his appearance, and indeed considered to be very pretty, but picked the starter with the least graceful look, wears his starting clothes for a good portion of his run, and is the least charming towards girls. If he is considered a Jerkass, then his constant trading of Pokemon can also be seen as ungraceful and indicative of a bratty, disgusting personality.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Terribly self-centered and trades his companions often, but could be a good kid depending on the lore.
- Limited Wardrobe: d spent a long time trying to change clothes early on, but without having bought anything at the boutiques, he only had the default spare t-shirt and pants to change into.
- Lovable Nerd: He can't talk to girls and spends a lot of time online, but trains his Pokemon the best he can.
- Nice Hat: Has transitioned from his original one to a standard cap to a fedora.
- Not So Different: Yet another thing he has in common with 4. Both are androgynous kids who are more than willing to trade and replace entire Pokemon teams in order to proceed.
- One-Letter Name: Well, there's only one non-space character in his name, anyway. And it's not A!
- Pajama-Clad Hero: Defied by his mother, who prevented him from leaving until he changed into his normal clothes.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Played straight for maybe the first time in the series, considering that the previous Frenchman and the local Americans look nothing like the blonde-haired blue-eyed stereotype that foreigners seem to have.
- Pragmatic Hero: Of a sort. He's got no qualms of trading away his Pokemon for more powerful allies. Before Wi-Fi was turned off on Day 1, d traded for a shiny Beldum and two Omanytes, one of which had Pokerus. Who knows what else he'll get or do away with, given the chance? (In the post game, literally everyone - including the Hall of Fame team and the starter - is up for grabs, usually for previous TPP run-themed 'mon in return.)
- The first time d made it to Diantha, his party had been wiped, save for Xerneas and Charizard at extremely low health. Staring certain defeat in the face of her Aurorus, what is d's course of action? Throw a Quick Ball!
- The Scrappy: Definitely this to most of The Mob. They wanted a dark skinned Serena but got D instead, and throughout the run they mocked him, his starter, and his team in the chats. It's unclear if the trading of his entire Kalos League team is more their fault than D's, though. They even left him the way they came in- while he was on his bed, in his room.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Spends the last couple of minutes in his run staring at the wall in his room.
- The Unfavorite: Meta-wise, to the Mob. Serena was the intended protagonist they wanted to choose, but they had accidentally gotten him instead. They take no time in reiterating this fact.
- Unfortunate Names: His name invites many jokes of the "wants the D" type.
- Was It Really Worth It?: One interpretation of the reason he refused to take credit for defeating Team Flare. Here, he constantly questions his motives for defeating them (because it was right vs. it was cool) and whether or not stopping Team Flare was worth the trouble (most fashionable & pretty team stopped dead in their tracks vs. team attempting an Apocalypse How stopped dead in their tracks).
- The Ace: Consistently defeated Li'l D in battles.
- Decoy Protagonist: Set up to be the next Protagonist of TPP and had many plans plot-wise for what to do with her, and took specific care in which buttons to press when getting her- and getting Li'l D instead.
- Evil Counterpart: Like Blue's Pidgeot (Bird Judas) to Bird Jesus in Red Version, Serena has an Absol (Doomdoge) to Moondoge.
- The Lancer: Of the In-Universe Five-Man Band.
- The Rival: Has beaten d many times, particularly when they directly competed for the Mega Ring. Thanks to But Thou Must!, she kept re-challenging him until she lost.
- The Straight Man: Known for her signature Face Palm at the end of each battle, which has also been applied outside of the game in response to d's absurd antics, as well as to not choosing Serena to begin with.
- Anime Hair
- The Chick: Of the In-Universe Five-Man Band.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Pink. Pink everywhere.
- Cuteness Proximity: The reason she chooses her starter.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: The Mob wants to do... many things with her.
- Gets even weirder when you realize she's probably underage.
- Innocently Insensitive: Or not, as she's the main offender of jokes towards d.
- The Nicknamer: She came up with the nickname "Li'l d" in the first place.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
- Crack Defeat: Every single time he asks to compare Pokedexes with d, he comes up short somehow.
- The Smart Guy: Of the In-Universe Five-Man Band.
- Boss in Mook Clothing: They took six attempts to beat, while most Gym Leaders only took one.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Their Pokemon were tough and had fairly powerful moves, and they had type coverage for at least half of d's team at the time. Pikachu would also usually go down in one hit due to her low defenses.
- And I Must Scream: If he survived the explosion, he is now effectively immortal... but is also sealed deep underground beneath the rubble of his lair.
- Big Bad: Leads Team Flare.
- Fallen Hero: It's often suggested that the incident in his past that made him hate people was at a time where he was a host of the Voices... in a time pre-Red, when the Voices didn't care for their hosts and most of the hosts died.
- Killed Off for Real: Not even an immortal can survive being blown to bits by a gigantic explosion. And if he did, he is doomed to be trapped beneath the rubble of his base for a very long time.
- Obviously Evil: He called d on the Holo Caster to inform him that he was going to change the world forever and get rid of everything that's not beautiful.
d 's team (D-Team, D-Crew)
- Magical Girl Warriors: In contrast to Emerald's Police force theme or Fire Red's Communist Party, there's a fairly popular fanart thread depicting the female members as a Magical Girl Team.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The first truly stable team was an example of this. 4 Pokemon were not captured by The Mob, and one of the ones that was captured they didn't even want.
- The Team: After a few switch ups at the beginning this is the Hall of Fame line up that took on and defeated the Elite Four before the post game.
- The Hero: Tiger the Charizard, the Team's carry and only remaining starter, and can Mega Evolve.
- The Lancer: Moondoge, the other 'mon capable of Mega Evolution, an early capture with occasional good luck in battle and second most reliable carry.
- The Big Guy: Aegislash, a defensive powerhouse with a Steel/Ghost typing. A traded Pokemon that became a stalwart ally. She evolved into her final form when she recognized d as a trainer. In the post game she was actually traded back to the trainer that sent her over on Day 1 before the internet cut out.
- The Comic Relief: Hawlucha, and a Boisterous Bruiser variety Big Guy. A Mexican Luchador Hawk... in France.
- The Heart: Lapras, the penultimate member of the team, singer, and successor to the Fresh Prince(ss).
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Late in the game, Lucario is replaced with Xerneas, X's cover legendary with a killer Moonblast and the ability to grant eternal life.
- Revolving Door Band: At first it looked like anyone would be subject to be replaced at anytime, not because of the PC, but because of trades with real people who can find Lil' d. This allowed d to have 2 Omanytes and a Shiny Beldum before the first badge. At one point it almost gave him a hacked Diancie or other Pokemon already at Level 100. However, Wi-Fi was then turned off until the post-game, preventing any further trades, though normal PC shenanigans have done just fine to spice things up.
- Postgame shenanigans have allowed anyone to be traded away, a fate that eventually fell upon all six members of the team.
!taj11yygaaa the Charizard ("Tiger", "Tyga", "Italy", "Ezio", "Italian Abby", "Satoshi Tajiri", "Taj")A Charmander obtained from Sycamore. Evolved into Charmeleon after a battle with a wild Oddish, and into Charizard after fighting Serena for the Mega Ring in the Tower of Mastery.
- Cast from Hit Points: Flare Blitz.
- Named After Somebody Famous: One of its nicknames comes from the creator of the series himself.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Can turn into a Dragon Type via the Mega Stone. Has also had a few dragon attacks over the course of the game.
- Panthera Awesome: Depicted either in a tiger themed hoodie or with tiger stripes on his body evoking this as per his nickname.
- Playing with Fire: Ended up averting this for a time after Ember was replaced with Scary Face. This may have led to the decision to send him off to the Daycare. Thankfully, he later learned Flamethrower and managed not to get it overwritten - as well as Heat Wave and the terrifyingly powerful Flare Blitz.
- Second Coming: To Abby of Red Version.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Like the Doctor, he ended up back in the party when d finally left the Daycare despite being one of the ones put in at the start of the shuffle.
- Super Strength: Knows the move Strength.
- Superior Successor: Evolved into Charizard; Abby was released before she got the chance.
Oi!oiswhhve ("Queen Smogon", "Smogonsword", "Scissor Sisters", "Oi! Oi! Rica Suave", "Lesblade"/"Loveblade")A female Aegislash, received in a trade as a Honedge. Was taken out of the computer during the Daycare shuffle and managed to stick.
- Cool Sword
- Extra-ore-dinary: Steel-type, though the only Steel-type move it has is Iron Head.
- Flying Weapon
- Stance System: As an Aegislash. Except she doesn't know King's Shield.
- Standard Status Effects: Flinch, by virtue of Iron Head.
- Status Buff: Knows the powerful setup move Swords Dance.
- Those Two Girls: Had this with 5ffuo gy8 when it looked like d would be bringing both of them with him when leaving the Daycare.
- Technically has this as a Doublade.
- Took a Level in Badass: Upon evolving into Aegislash, she became much more powerful.
- The Unpronounceable: Her name is a mess of characters, and only one of her nicknames has anything to do with them.
- Useless Useful Spell: Her Stance Change is made rather useless by virtue of not knowing King's Shield.
QQYyy25o6wf7 the Absol (Moondoge, Doomdoge, Sailor Moondoge)A female Absol captured in the aftermath of the Daycare Shuffle. Her nature is Naughty.
- Born Lucky: Her Ability, Super Luck, which increases crit chance. Also, her uncanny ability to occasionally save the day in a bad situation.
- Cool Big Sis: Seen as an aloof and cool older member of the team.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A Dark-type Mon which knows Sucker Punch and Pursuit, two Dark-type moves.
- Glass Cannon: Absol are known for having high physical Attack and little else, and Moondoge is no exception. When she's not pulling a surprise victory out of her ass, she generally faints rather quickly.
- God in Human Form: Or Pokemon form. The Moon Doge above all other doges that howl to it.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: In contrast to Lucario, who is a normally-respectable Pokemon with some terrible luck, the Attack-focused Absol has pulled out several clutch victories, including a sweep of Olympia and a run-saving defeat of Serena's last two Pokemon on Victory Road, in part thanks to her Super Luck Ability. Particularly interesting because while both species can Mega Evolve, Lucario already has its stone and has used it many times, while Absol's cannot be acquired until postgame.
- Magical Girl: Sometimes depicted as Sailor Moon Doge.
- Mirror Match: Defeated Serena's Absol at Victory Road.
- Mystical White Hair: Both its fur as a Pokemon and its hair when drawn as a human.
- Power Copying: Me First lets her use the attacks of other Mons.
- Psychic Powers: Psycho Cut.
- Super Speed: She has two priority moves - Sucker Punch and Pursuit.
- The Unpronounceable: Same as Aegislash.
- Walking Disaster Area: Absol are said to be harbingers of disaster.
- The Worf Effect: The strategy for the first 10 runs at the Elite Four is for Moondoge to faint after taking out Drasna's leading Pokemon, Dragalge and then have Xerneas take over. Unfortunately, this means that she cannot gain EXP from the Exp Share, and she quickly became the weakest member of the team, sacrificing herself so the rest can go on.
Hawlucha (Mexican Bird Jesus, Beaner Bird)The first of two female Hawlucha captured after the great Daycare Shuffle.
- Achilles' Heel: As a Flying-type with several moves that require aerial use, the move Gravity completely shuts Hawlucha down. Normally, this isn't a problem in the main game, as few Trainers use the move - but Xerneas comes with it when caught, and the Mob is very good at using the wrong move on accident. Thankfully, Xerneas quickly forgot Gravity, averting this potential problem.
- Battle Couple: The two are often referred to as lesbians, and spent a day on d's team together.
- Butt-Monkey: While not lacking in offensive moves, Hawlucha's luck is nearly as bad as Lucario's, being fairly frail and often getting sent in against terrible type-disadvantages.
- Flight: A Flying-type with a ton of Flying-type moves, including Fly itself.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The only unnicknamed Pokémon in the party.
- Those Two Girls: Until one of them was boxed.
- Masked Luchador: Of course.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Sheer Cold.
- Gender-Blender Name: Like TPP's Red's Lapras that was known as Air Jordan or Fresh Prince but was determined to be female, this one goes for the inversion being a male named Odette.
- Lucky Charms Title
- Making a Splash: With Surf.
- Named After Somebody Famous: His "Odette" nickname comes from Swan Lake.
- One-Hit KO: Sheer Cold, which is sadly almost useless.
- Shock and Awe: Was taught Thunderbolt via TM, which was one of the few ways d had to effectively fight Siebold.
- The Unpronounceable
A Legendary Pokemon revered in Kalos as the God of Life, being able to grant any being immortality. It was used by Lysandre to power the ultimate weapon built by AZ. After being awakened and freed, it decided to help d to atone for the misdeeds Lysandre had used it for. This help came in the form of fainting several of d's Pokemon, frightening him enough to run away, and then blacking him out.
Eventually, d captured Xerneas in a Dusk Ball, and it replaced Lucario on the team.
- The Atoner
- Blue and Orange Morality: Xerneas has some very odd ideas about helping people.
- Came Back Strong: The TPP God of Life, Lord Cover, was killed off in Platinum, but since other gods have come back slightly or very different after dying (Helix getting fat, Dome falling victim to the randomizer), it's easy to say that Xerneas is the reincarnated Cover. Unlike poor Ariadome, this one's a lot stronger.
- Immortality: As the God of Life, it has the ability to grant this to anyone.
- Lunacy: Starts with the powerful Moonblast as its main attacking move, and gets a lot of mileage out of it.
- Olympus Mons
- Status Buff: Geomancy, a very powerful buff which takes two turns to cast.
- The Fair Folk: A magical deer which is Fairy-type and has Blue and Orange Morality, fitting the trope.
Lucario ("OPdoge", "Smogondoge", "Losecario")A Lucario received from Korrina, taking up Dr 0's spot.
- Butt-Monkey: Is usually knocked out very quickly. He was also later replaced by Xerneas.
- Failure Hero: Despite being capable of Mega Evolution and having several good attacking moves, Lucario is not often victorious when it matters.
- Freak Out!: It's been interpreted that he didn't take it well when he was boxed◊. Even worse, he's in the same box as the Pokemon he replaced.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Other interpretations say that he decided to step down willingly so that Xerneas could aid d in stopping Lysandre.
- Hostile Show Takeover: Forcibly removed Dr. 0 from the team to get his spot.
- Irony: He took over Dr. 0's position in the team, only to be replaced himself by Xerneas.
- It Was a Gift
- Put on a Bus: Was boxed to make way for Xerneas.
- The Scapegoat: Most of the Mob was against using the PC just to get a second early-game bug with a different look. Though no Pokémon were released, it resulted in the boxing of the popular Wesker, as well as Lady Helix. This latter point also meant that further PC usage would likely be needed as this left the team without a Surf user.
- Shout-Out: One of her names relates her wing pattern, "Fancy", to a song that was ubiquitous on the airwaves at the time of the run. Furthermore, the stage last name of the artist who performed said song is also the name of a town in Johto that contains a Bug-type gym; Vivillon is a bug-type.
Pikachu ("Doctor Zero", "Doctor O", "Oh, Doctor!")A female Pikachu.
- My Hero Zero
- Put on a Bus: She was switched out for Lucario. Later wondertraded during the post game for a Riolu.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Was one of the first members of the team to be put into the day care, and ended up back on the team when the Daycare/PC shuffle was all finished.
- Shock and Awe: Temporarily averted when she forgot Thundershock for Quick Attack. May have led to the decision to put her in the Daycare.
Beldum (Lloyd)A shiny Beldum received in a trade.
- Olympus Mons: A Shiny Beldum who will probably turn into a Shiny Metagross later in the game. Metagross is an extremely powerful Pokémon, having great Attack and resistances. Metagross is what is known as a "pseudo-legendary", though it is not actually Legendary.
W OMRSQ G6 ("Worm Jesus", "Worms", "Worm Squared", "Lord Worm", "Weed Beesus", "Beesus", "Weed",)A female Weedle and the first Pokemon d caught. Evolved into Kakuna shortly after being caught and then into Beedrill shortly after d escaped Lumiose City.
- The Berserker: Knows Rage.
- Mythology Gag: In accordance to many other previous Twitch Pokemon caught early-game, this little Bug/Poison type has been dubbed 'Worm Jesus' (Beesus for short, once she evolved into Beedrill), and may achieve a divine status not unlike Bird Jesus of Red someday.
Quilladin ("Wesley", "Whipslash", "Chappy", "Wesker")d 's starter was Chespin. It evolved after a battle with a set of twins, but got boxed.
Lady HelixA female Omanyte obtained in a trade.
- Happily Married: Lord Helix's wife, according to the lore.
- Man Bites Man: Knows Bite.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Lord Helix is an ancient being from at least Gen I at level 52, Gen II at Level 75, and Gen IV as Lard Helix at level 100. Lady Helix was a newly hatched level 1 baby from Gen 6. In the real Pokemon Universe, X is at minimum 8 years after Red. In TPP it could be up to hundreds.
- Rolling Attack: Knows Rollout.
RQ?eeqpgoy q ("Bacon")A male Spoink that was caught shortly after Quilladin and Lady Helix were boxed. It therefore went directly into the party.
Combeet22uuz the CombeeA female Combee.
5ffuo gy8 the HonedgeA female Honedge.
- Those Two Girls: With Oi!oiswhhve when both were in the party.
UWRMOO?? the PanpourA male Panpour.
- The One Guy: Of the apparent post-daycare team, before yet another shuffle.
0QQ 0Q Q 0 the ScatterbugA female Scatterbug.
GGO R H R the Weedle ("Gun Gale Online")A male Weedle.
Lord Helix the OmanyteA Male Omanyte obtained in a trade.
- Name's the Same: Invoked. The "Lord" in his name actually refers to nobility instead of godhood.