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     Yalta (Type: Null) 
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Debut: Page 19

The overseer of the grounds that the group first wake up in. They inform the group about the world and the extinction of humans, but don't share all they know for fear of giving inaccurate information.


  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Yalta is rather opposed to being referred to as Type: Null.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: They fight alongside the party during the climactic battle of the Hoard arc.
  • Mr. Exposition: They're the first Pokemon the group encounters in the Pokemon world, and as such, they're the first to fill the group in on the basics of the setting and get them started towards their first destination.
  • Properly Paranoid: While the paranoid aspect is not as apparent, their suspicions of Serris turned out to hold some water after he's revealed to have never been an ally to the party.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They've been alive since humans still dominated the earth.
  • The Stoic: Quite aloof, displaying little emotion besides initial aggression and guardedness to the humans upon their first meeting.
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     Neiti (Natu) 
Played by: whizzerd
Debut: Page 32

A curious little bird that's caught snooping on the group. After learning that they're humans, she guides them all to the hidden town of Orichalcum.


  • Character Tics: Staring. She's introduced when her gaze catches the attention of the group, and most of her time spent with them has her continuously staring at them.
  • Nervous Wreck: Like many Natu, Neiti is easily spooked and quick to panic. She's flighty and nervous even when determined to get the group to Orichalcum.
  • You No Take Candle: Her speech is basic, containing just the words necessary to convey her thoughts. This is mostly due to her being more comfortable speaking with her mind than with her mouth.

     Barry (Mr. Mime) 
Played by: whizzerd
Debut: Page 35

A friendly inhabitant of Orichalcum. He greets the group when they first arrive, and is the one to set up their accommodation at Frau Morbitesse's manor.


  • Large Ham: His manner of speech is eloquent and grandiose, and is always accompanied with exaggerated body gestures.
  • Nice Guy: He's very amicable, and immediately offers to go out of his way to find food and a place of rest for the group.
  • Non-Indicative Name: As Cyber points out, he's quite talkative for a mime. His response implies that he's abnormal in that regard, and that other Mr. Mimes are typically quiet.
  • Punny Name: Barry is a Mr. Mime, a species of Pokémon well-known for their use of the move Barrier.

     Carl (Slowpoke) 
Played by: Cabe_Bedlam
Debut: Page 42

Another Orichalcian. He offers to help the group find Koss, but the group pass him up due to him being quite, well, slow.

     Koss (Alolan Raichu) 
Played by: Cabe_Bedlam
Debut: Page 47

Orichalcum's resident naturalist. He spends more time outside of the town than in, but fortunately is around to help Mila when she starts to have problems with her electricity.

     Frau Morbitesse (Gothitelle) 
Debut: Page 52

The High Oracle of Orichalcum. She offers to put the group up for the night, and in return they help her investigate a band of hooligans that have been messing with Orichalcum's trade.


  • Funetik Aksent: When she speaks, she tends to replace her "W"s with "V"s and her "V"s with "F"s, as well as sprinkling in some Gratuitous German for good measure. She drops it when she defaults back to her native British accent.
  • Gratuitous German: As if her name didn't tip you off, she frequently uses German words in her speech while she's using her fake German accent.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Morbitesse's original British accent begins to leak in through her telepathic messages before she gives up on putting on her false German accent.
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     Mandy (Sylveon) 
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Played by: fdiaperhead
Debut: Page 55

F's sister, who somehow also became a Pokémon.

     Lady Castien's Group 

A group of ruffians that intercepted a shipment of goods that were heading for Orichalcum. Initially thought to be dangerous, it was then revealed that they were actually a young group of LARPers who had stolen the shipment because they were hungry for ice cream.

Sir Gilbet (Chatot)

Played by: Weird Guy 149
Debut: Page 69

The first LARP member that the group encounter. Foul-mouthed and Russian, he attempted to scare the party off before they could investigate the ruffian's mansion.

Ser Agibalt/Bertie (Cubone)

Played by: Beverly
Debut: Page 71

The second member of the LARP group.

Ser Daunting/Jimmy (Mimikyu)

Played by: Beverly
Debut: Page 74

The leader of the ruffians. Staunchly in denial that he's not a Pikachu, nor the leader of a ragtag band of adventurers.

Lady Castien/Marsha (Meowstic)

Played by: Beverly
Debut: Page 72

The oldest of the ruffian gang. In actuality she's their foster mother, and is furious to learn that her children have stolen Orichalcum's shipment.

     Uryu (Espeon) 
Played by: Cabe_Bedlam
Debut: Page 103

The healer tasked with taking care of the party after their fight with Dras-Il. Isn't fond of Serris. Somehow keeps turning up, and seems to be well-versed in the happenings of the local area.

    Teller (Alakazam) 
Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 116

Mind reading barkeep of Orichalcum. Has a gruff exterior and mannerisms akin to the human world, mainly constructed by reading the minds of the ex-human patrons.

  • The Bartender: Obviously, he embodies a lot of the tropes of a human bartender. Of course, part of his act is derived from human expectations while they're around.
  • The Bus Came Back: After around 750 pages of simply being out of focus, Teller is the first Orichalcum resident to return for the redux.
  • Deal with the Devil: To a degree — to sponsor some of the newer members of the party, Teller gets those present to agree for them, and their party members, to leave their minds open for reading. Last time that happened, the party was attacked by Lars' crew.
  • Knowledge Broker: Implied. He welcomes the ex-human mons to stay and order for free, while reading their minds presumably for information to sell to other patrons.
  • Lawful Neutral: While alignments are fairly generic tropes, there might be no better way to describe Teller in a nutshell. As he works with a wide range of (sometimes conflicting) interests, while being a bit of a businessman himself, he had no qualms with revealing the party's location. He simply sees himself as an opportunist in a world of conflicts, working with (but not for) every faction whose trust he can win.
  • Meaningful Name: While intended as a pseudo-corruption of FFIV's Sage Tellah (テラ (Tera) could conceivably be translated as Teller), it also serves as an homage to the magician Teller. One could also take the name literally, as Teller serves as an exposition device.
  • Mr. Exposition: He gives the party some information about the region.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He initially constructed an accent based on his interpretation of what humans would expect from a barkeep. However, he dropped it while trying to convince Mila that she needs to train. He also drops it when only other Pokemon are around, speaking in a "neutral Pokemon" accent not unlike real-world Mid Atlantic.
  • Quest Giver: Ends up being this for Grigori, pointing him in the direction of a Crabominable criminal. Of course, his tips don't come free.
  • The Stoic: For the most part, he's able to keep keep a steady exterior, owing much to his age. However, his facade cracks ever so slightly as his "on the house" offer extends to more than 10 people, and then completely breaks when Guy the Snorlax walks in.
  • Telepathy: Canon power for Alakazam, but leveled up. While limited to simple mind reading, Teller is an elderly Alakazam who has learned to not only read minds with no focus required, but he can also simultaneously read multiple minds at once. The downside, his range is limited to about 20 feet.

    Sudeaux (Sudowoodo) 
Debut: Page 130

Serris' right-leaf man and Assistant Head Administrator of his Berry-Farming Concern, who oversees the day-to-day running of the operation. Easily excitable, obsessed with order and cleanliness and very loyal to his boss.

  • Character Tics: As befitting his species, he has a tendency to mimic whatever gestures or actions his boss Serris is doing, which often extends to repeating what Serris has said, but worded differently. Sometimes the Seperior is annoyed by this, while at other times he doesn't seem to care.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: It's practically a Verbal Tic of his to restate, re-issue, repeat various items, examples, terms of speech in different, alternative, colourful ways to further emphasise, highlight, hammer in his points.
  • Drama Queen: He makes Serris look positively restrained by comparison. Very few of his sentences end in anything other than an exclamation mark.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": 'Sudeaux' being just 'Sudo' with a faux-French spelling.
  • Neat Freak: His defining character trait; he seems to despise 'dirty, splinter-filled' trees in particular and resents being part of a species who have been forced to mimic them just to survive, hence his desire for order and civilisation. This is what lead him to work for Serris in the first place, since they largely desired the same thing.
  • Number Two: To Serris.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: He's first introduced rushing over to the rest of the group, desperately trying to find Serris. When Andy sarcastically tells him that he's buried alive under the Sudowoodo's feet, he takes him at his word and frantically begins digging.
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    Voxno (Unown) 
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Excited by Daydre, others from Bulbagarden
Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 174 (hinted on Page 155)

Chief Investigator of the Guild of Orichalcum, Voxno is an Unown who conducts various investigations for the guild. It is a rare Unown, capable of shifting between the letters but only doing so when their mood changes. They initially encounter the party after their last night staying with Frau, but is introduced at Teller's bar before Lars' crew battles the party.

  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Before the Hoard arc, Voxno returned — originally intended to spy on the party, but went against orders.
    • They come back again after the Foxfell arc, though they stay away from the main party. Promoted to head of the Human Activities Division, they assist Hudson in joining up with the main party.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: It used to be that Voxno could only ask a question in Unown-? form. Then the player started coming up with loopholes, like interrobangs for Unown-!. Then she just outright deprecated it, as it derailed pretty much any encounter.
  • Exposition Fairy: Ends up being this for the Yamaropu arc and damn well nearly devolves into this for the second part. Voxno's player took it out of focus for a bit to avoid them leading the party again — they're just an ordinary companion in the after-Silversand arc.
  • Expy: Given the wide range of personalities for Voxno, many forms emulate a specific character:
    • The Spock: Unown-V is essentially like a Star Trek Vulcan. Comes with Spock Speak (plus Cannot Use Contractions), and most Mr. Exposition happens in this form.
    • Genki Girl: Unown-! is more or less Pinkie Pie toned down a little. Can be a bit ditzy, and though knowledgeable may be an Unreliable Narrator at times. Is a simple nicknamer, coming up with cutesy and intuitive names for other guild members.
    • Rhymes on a Dime: Unown-? isn't based on anyone, but rhymes and always asks questions. Also uses it to give a Non-Answer by answering with a question. Deprecated around post 9800 or so...it'll only be used when Voxno wants to be cryptic.
    • The Napoleon: Rotated Unown-K is essentially this, acting on presumed authority, using LOTS of EMPHASIS, though coming across as kinda petulant.
    • The Sociopath: Evil Unown-W form, only brought on by the Viral Aggression, resembles any cold-hearted killer that doesn't have some kink to go along with it. Chara is a good recent example, though Unown-W is a bit less extreme.
    • The Eeyore: Voxno-L is a self-reinforcing depressive who has trouble concentrating (and a mild form of Power Incontinence) while struggling to pull itself out of said funk. There's no wonder that Voxno learned to bury that personality...and was successful at it for many years. Guilt over putting the infected humanmons in harm's way and Jani's almost-BSOD brought it to the surface.
    • Sentimental Drunk: Drunken Unown-N form, Voxno's always a happy drunk, but dumb as a post. As an high ranking investigator and an agent of the guild, this is easy Voxno's greatest liability when it comes to forms, which is why Voxno rarely drinks.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Goes for most forms (except L, and maybe N) given Voxno's twenty years as an investigator. Was Double Subverted when Voxno-N, the drunken form, figured out who transformed Maran was. Voxno-N first cited a birthmark that doesn't exist, admitting that they just guessed, but then pointed out that such an inexpensive inn couldn't afford to hire many employees and that's what gave it away, which is true to form for Vox.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: They can only shift into other Unown shapes, and it tends to be involuntary — reflecting its mood and tone.
  • Punny Name: Voxno is almost a one character increment/decrement mix of Unown. That would actually be Vonxo, which is secretly the Unown's actual name, but they go by "Voxno" because no one around them could properly pronounce its name, so they just rolled with it.
  • Put on a Bus: Twice now...first, when party headed to Manaphy's Castle, second after the Hoard arc.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The normal guild protocol for handling Viral Aggression victims is quarantine. Voxno takes issue with this, and requests reconnaissance duty after suspecting some of the party is infected so that it can protect them from being pursued by the guild for quarantine.
  • Split Personality: Downplayed, and of the "sharing memory" variety. To the outside observer, it can easily seem like they have multiple personalities. In reality, they simply make abnormally drastic shifts in tone on a dime.

    Andy's "Gang" 

Princess (Leavanny)

Played by: TacoBadger
Debut: Page 183

A Leavanny who claims to be Andy's daughter, though in actuality is the daughter of Paula, one of Andy's former companions.

Bud (Machoke)

Played by: TacoBadger
Debut: Page 183

One of Andy's gang, and the adoptive father of Princess.

    Minor Characters - Road and Silversand Residents 

Rilla (Wigglytuff)

Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 182

Waitress at a restaurant the gang stopped at en route to Silversand.

Restaurant Bouncers

Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 183

Gene (Infernape), Dodie (Venusaur), and Cole (Emboar) who monitored the potential conflict between the humanmons and Andy's gang and later are interviewed by Voxno about potentially VA-fueled conflicts around the restaurant on the road. After a very long gap between appearances, they reappear in Narcia, having ended up there since the Roadside Diner went out of business (due to Belladonna), and join in the fight against L'Arachel. They also have heavy ties to Kriemhild and were friends with Zelgius the Aerodactyl. The whereabouts of the circle's female Incineroar member (nicknamed Mouse) are currently unclear.

Hotoke (Froslass)

Debut: Page 189

Tried to sell the group ice, then (more successfully) sold them some of Serris' berry sodas.

Ariane (Midday Lycanroc)

Played by: Daydre
Debut: Page 191

Guild leader of the Silversand branch.

Raumati (Alolan Marowak)

Debut: Page 191

Husband of Hotoke.

First Responders

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 196

Blissey, Excadrill, and Blastoise (Thomas) who serve as paramedic, access demolition, and firefighter respectively.

Silversand Police Department

Debut: Page 197

Hard-boiled officers that managed the crime scene after the Delcatty mauled Jani, and later appeared to attempt to stop the possessed Gloria rampaging across town (and failed). Mostly Electabuzz and Electivire, with some Eelektriks, Eelektross, Emolgas and Magnezones as special response units.

Kevin (Wartortle/Blastoise)

Played by: Team42Larson
Debut: Page 196

Son of first responder Thomas, who is learning firefighting and paramedic skills. Reappears in the L'Arachel arc having evolved into a Blastoise off-screen. Here, he is attempting to find a missing Teddiursa who fell victim to L'Arachel.

Eyedol (Meowth) and Bolda (Golem)

Debut: Page 213

A pair of con artists living in the Silversand slums. They attempt to scam some money out of the party by pretending to be a noble bodyguard-for-hire called Fool's Gold, and Stone Rose, a savage criminal for him to defeat, respectively, but the party prove too smart for them.

  • Eyepatch of Power: Subverted; Eyedol wears an eyepatch and isn't threatening at all.
  • Fake Brit: Eyedol is an in-universe subversion. He normally speaks in a thick Scouse accent, but puts on a stereotypical RP accent when assuming the role of 'Fool's Gold'. Both of these are British accents.
  • Gentle Giant: Bolda, who in contrast to her monstrous appearance, is soft-spoken, forgetful, and self-deprecating.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Arguably. It's not made clear if they do what they do to get by or if they just enjoy scamming tourists, but the party seems to take pity on them; both for being terrible con artists, and because they get scared off by Voxno's terrifying Viral Aggression form.
  • Large Ham: This sort of acting ultimately foils their con; Eyedol as 'Fool's Gold' puts on an overly loud and melodramatic performance, while Bolda as Stone Rose tries way too hard to look like a snarling, savage monster, and utterly fails because of her total inability to actually be monstrous.
  • Meaningful Name: Eyedol's alias, Fool's Gold, is a reference to the coins generated by Meowth's Signature Move, Pay Day. This is even Lampshaded by Eyedol, who hoped to invoke Refuge in Audacity.
  • Punny Name: Eyedol - Idol, in reference to his eyepatch and the 'False Idol'. Bolda - Boulder, of course.
  • Shout-Out: Their aliases are references to The Stone Roses. Eyedol, meanwhile, shares his name with the boss of the original Killer Instinct.

Jessica (Cinccino) and child (Minccino)

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Played by: Cabe_Bedlam
Debut: Page 216

An employee of the guild who lives in the slums, along with her child.

  • Dissonant Serenity: In a part of the slums where the party was expecting a battle, they ended up being a very sane and calming duo in the otherwise insane slums.

Gloria (Chansey)

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Played by: kablammin45 (normal) and sarysa (possessed by Yamaropu)
Debut: Page 224

The receptionist at the hospital in Silversand. Kindly and a bit headstrong, she spends much of her debut appearance being possessed by Yamaropu.

  • Berserk Button: Flips out once she learns that she was "body-snatched" by Yamaropu.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: First appears as just a hospital employee confused by everyone rushing into the hospital after the botched journey into the slums before eventually falling victim to Yamaropu.
  • Demonic Possession: A victim of this by Yamaropu the Dusknoir.

Agents of S.W.O.R.D.S.

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 239 (mentioned on Page 219)

Potsa (Pigeot), an unnamed Wigglytuff, and an unnamed Conkeldurr who work for the Swords of Justice. After a little spat with the local police, they are granted custody of Yamaropu by the town mayor, and take him off to quarantine at locations unknown.

Mayor Cygnot (Swanna)

Debut: Page 240

The chipper and optimistic Mayor of Silversand Town, who shows up once Yamaropu has been neutralised to authorise the Swords Of Justice's acquisition of his unconscious body for their research.

Woodruff (Furret)

Debut:: Page 207

Runs the front desk at the Windswept Inn. He'll occasionally sneak off to go swimming, and Eliot meets him in his usual swimming spot after PJ absconds in anger from the guild hall. Later that night, he inadvertently helps Perigo hide from the guild members out searching for him.

  • The Bus Came Back: After quietly disappearing from the story at the tail end of the Silversand arc, Woodruff returns for the L'Arachel arc and plays a much more major role in the story.
  • Disappeared Dad/Missing Mom: His parents, even during the night, are nowhere to be seen, despite his narration stating that the house he's staying in is his parents'. It's later revealed that they had been abducted and assimilated by L'Arachel.
  • Escapism: His swimming.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: In his earlier years, if his childhood talk with Koss is anything to go by.

     The Goo Crew/Goop Troop (Orichalcum-Hoard) 

Marsha Guilford (Swampert)

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Played by: kablammin45 (normally); Team42Larson (when the former is on hiatus)
Debut: Page 189

A somewhat surly but out-going Swampert who is Benji's sister and a lifeguard on the beach in Silversand; beleaguered by certain pranksters misbehaving and being upstaged by Delilah. She and Marlon eventually fall for each other.

  • Always Someone Better: Is implied to have been a well-respected lifeguard until Delilah was hired, leaving her now sitting around bored as Delilah takes on all legitimate rescues before she can.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Is generally very protective of Benji. She journeys to the Castle of Coral with everyone else when she learns that Benji is imprisoned down there along with the rest of the Shifter crew. (As well as Goobert's body, which, at the time, was inhabited by Belle after a "Freaky Friday" Flip.) When Benji is mistakenly kidnapped during the Argatha arc, she wastes no time in volunteering to help find him. She eventually reveals to Marlon that she is afraid to see Benji take on another identity and leave for good.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Speaks in this sort of accent, though it isn't nearly as pronounced as her friend Maxine.
  • Characterization Marches On: While Marsha eventually becoming more mellow after starting out as a more surly individual can be excused by legitimate Character Development that she experienced with the party, her Brooklyn accent was almost an Informed Attribute at first before becoming more pronounced over time.
  • Childhood Friends: Is eventually revealed to have been this with Maxine the Machoke. They meet again in Hoard.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has the sharpest tongue out of all of the crew.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Although she doesn't actually have any hair.
  • Hidden Depths: Her horror at the riots in Silversand during the fight with Yamaropu and possibly having to abandon it during said event suggests a strong emotional attachment to the town, normally hidden by her surly demeanor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A bit surly and loud-mouthed, but still a relatively friendly person when she's in a good mood.
  • Name's the Same: Shares a name with Lady Castien. This leads to things getting confusing when the two meet.
  • The Napoleon: Marsha is shorter than usual for a Swampert (only being about 3' 11'') and loud-mouthed at times. (Though this is balanced out by her genuinely good nature.)
  • The Nicknamer: Refers to nearly everyone she meets or hangs out with by some sort of nickname.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Her lifeguarding skills have come up very infrequently since joining the party.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Her relationship with Delilah is more-or-less along the lines of this. It gets more nuanced as time goes on.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: It's implied that she has a near-crippling fear of Gyarados and being eaten by one when the party faces the squad guarding the entrance to the Castle of Coral.

Della "Delilah" Langley (Garchomp/Dragonite)

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Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 191

A kindly but somewhat sensitive Garchomp that Goobert had a crush on for a while before she eventually reciprocated his feelings. She abandoned her dream of becoming a serious tournament fighter like her mother Renata to become a lifeguard after Delilah injured Renata in an accident involving Mega Evolution, though her experiences with the party help encourage her to pursue those dreams again. She is met as a Garchomp but is later turned into a Dragonite during the Wonder Orbs arc, and has so far remained that way since.

  • Betty and Veronica: Is the Betty to Cyk's Veronica in the Goobert/Cyk/Delilah Love Triangle.
  • Characterization Marches On: Delilah started off as a somewhat generic Nice Girl archetype before eventually becoming a somewhat Hot-Blooded but still nice Pokémon. Explained in-universe with the implication that she has been repressing this side of herself after injuring her mother.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Eventually, it's revealed that Delilah has a troubled history with Mega Evolution to say the least. The first (and, as it turns out, the last) time she attempted to do so was when she used her mother's own Garchompite to Mega Evolve without asking. Unprepared for the transformation, Delilah went crazy and wound up attacking and crippling her mother when she attempted to help Delilah. Afterwards, Delilah swore she'd never Mega Evolve (or even battle) again and dedicated herself to helping people instead of hurting them, leading to her becoming a lifeguard.
  • Disappeared Dad: Delilah's father is mentioned by Renata to have left her before Delilah was born over either not wanting to or not being ready to raise a child. His whereabouts (or whether he is still alive) is currently unknown.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Delilah buys a red swimsuit in Hoard and takes to wearing it most of the time.
  • Innocently Insensitive: To Marsha at times. She gets better.
  • Love Epiphany: Her concern for the well-being of Goobert after he accidentally poisons himself leads to one of these, as she reveals to Goobert as he recovers.
  • Nice Girl: A fairly calm and friendly individual. She takes Goobert's initial discomfort with pursuing a relationship with her in stride.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Delilah's real name is actually "Della", with Delilah being a nickname borrowed from a favorite children's book character, as revealed at the start of the L'Arachel arc.
  • Shout-Out: With her job as a co-lifeguard to Marsha and the red one-piece swimsuit she begins wearing as of the Hoard arc, Delilah has become a walking Baywatch reference.
  • Stepford Smiler: It's hinted occasionally that she seems to have repressed memories of a past incident involving Mega Evolution, considering her discomfort with the concept and frequent urges for Goobert and Marlon to be careful with them. It's eventually revealed that the last time Delilah attempted to Mega Evolve, she went crazy and nearly killed her own mother. It's also implied a handful of times that Delilah is hiding a fiery, battle-loving side of herself that she is suppressing behind her altruistic, kindly personality following her accident; a side of her that seems to be gradually coming out as of Foxfell.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Much like Marsha, Delilah's status as a lifeguard has come up very infrequently. May be justified given her renewed interest in becoming a professional battler.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After having abandoned her dream of becoming a serious battler after her Mega Evolution accident, she gradually regains her confidence in said achieving said dream after her experiences with the party (particularly in Hoard) and soon becomes much more willing to take part in battles and the more assertive side of her personality begins to come out.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While mostly patient with Marsha, she does occasionally get a bit tired of Marsha's loud-mouth. Marsha later mellows out and the Vitriolic part eventually fades out.

Benji/Marjorie Guilford (Ditto)

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Benji's default Swampert form
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Benji's Noivern "Marjorie" form
Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 252

Marsha's adopted Ditto sibling who owns and rents out a pontoon boat known as the Shifter at the Silversand marina. While he is a Ditto, he defaults to the form of a male Swampert, though he often takes the form of a female Noivern named Marjorie as well. He's very out-going and friendly, though sometimes these two aspects of himself get him in trouble. He adopts a quieter, more down-to-earth personality as Marjorie.

  • All There in the Manual: While not stated outright in canon (though implied a handful of other times), Benji has taken to using his Marjorie form/identity as an outlet for his more serious side, and often switches to her when he knows that he has to be serious.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Is implied to be this to Marsha, as when she finally meets him after the resolution of the body-swap between Goobert and Belle, she implies that this is far from the first scrape she's had to bail him out of.
  • Benevolent Boss: Already a pretty nice guy, he takes Goobert and Mookie's gang under his wing, and all parties seem to enjoy working for him.
  • Characterization Marches On: Benji started out as a more mature individual before becoming the fun-loving and more-childish trickster that he became by the Hoard arc. He also seemed able to recall his past before taking on the identity he has now (implying himself to have been in previous romantic relationships during a discussion with Goobert) when it would later be explicitly established that he has no memory of his life before being taken in by Phyllis and Angelo as an infant Mudkip. Not unlike Marsha and her accent, the Jim Varney-esque accent in his natural speaking voice was also less pronounced initially.
  • Character Tics: Instinctively morphs into every new person he meets...much like wild Dittos who have the Imposter ability do in the games.
  • Demoted to Extra: Benji himself has not had this happen to him, but over time the presence of his numerous alter egos with the exception of Marjorie has been gradually (and heavily) downplayed to the point that Marjorie is typically the only one that gets any sort of prominence on a regular basis.
  • Doorstop Baby: How Benji (as an infant Mudkip) was first found by Marsha's family.
  • Down to Earth: Benji when taking the form of Marjorie, in stark contrast to his normal personality.
  • Distressed Dude: Gets kidnapped along with Finley and Mila during the Agartha arc after being mistaken for an Electric-type Pokémon, being in the form of a Lanturn at the time of his abduction. (He is injured and knocked unconscious in the process.)
  • Gender Bender: Being a Ditto, Benji unsurprisingly flips and flops between taking male and female forms on a regular basis, with his secondary form itself being Marjorie, a female Noivern.
  • Genki Girl: His Lilligant alter ego Blossom.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Has a track record of impulsively making assumptions about people without knowing enough about them, as revealed in Hoard when he mistakes Fan's aversion to revealing that she's a Ditto to mean that she's just timid about transforming in front of people.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Has very little memory of anything about his life before becoming Benji. It's implied that he didn't even remember being a Ditto when he was originally found by Marsha and her family, as he is every bit as shocked as everyone else the first time he transforms in front of everyone.
  • Lethal Chef: Attempts to help Jani/Milly's dad Doug cook during the Agartha arc with disastrous results, including accidentally creating explosively spicy pancakes for breakfast after absent-mindedly putting a Tamato Berry in the batter.
  • Meido: Benji's Marjorie persona could be described as this.
  • Neat Freak: Marjorie seems to be this, occasionally being seen or mentioned to be idly tidying things up when nothing is going on.
  • Parental Substitute: He and Dinah become this to Lucy the Riolu.
  • The Prankster: Likes to use his shapeshifting to pull well-intentioned pranks on his fellow Pokémon. This occasionally backfires on him, if Winifred's story about how a prank he pulled ruined her life is to be believed.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Prefers the form of a Swampert (like his sister) to his standard form, and later adds a female Noivern form as a secondary form in Hoard (who he names Marjorie in Agartha). He has other forms he takes frequently as well, such as a Marlon-lookalike Gallade, a Lilligant, a Krokorok, and a Feraligatr, but he predominately prefers his Swampert form.
  • Shrinking Violet: Revealed to have been this as a kid via a flashback, being very embarrassed when he transformed in front of people. He grew to become less self-conscious about his status as a Ditto and more confident in himself overall over time, and now freely shape-shifts in front of everyone.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: Discussed briefly in a short scene during the Foxfell arc when Benji briefly assumes Dinah's form, complete with Dinah's purple blouse and glasses.
    Marsha: Huh...how did ya do dat, bro? Yas almost look exactly like da Bookworm!
    Benji: Heh heh, very carefully. I just made these parts of me look and feel like clothes and glasses. I can't actually take any of this off, just sayin'!
    (Benji demonstrates by pulling on his "blouse" and revealing that it seems to be glued to his torso.)
  • Verbal Tic: Two. He calls everyone "kid", just sayin'. The former gradually petered out once Benji's character became more that of a younger, childish prankster rather than someone older and wiser than everyone else.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: As a Ditto.

    Swoop Up Your Dreams 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

A traveling band who made their debut in Silversand. They consist of Silvia the Primarina (the singer and leader of the group), Ezekiel the Eelektross (electric guitarist), Argos the Aggron (electric keyboarder), Audrey the Tangrowth (drummer and instrument storage), and Octavio the Octillery (dub-stepper and newest member).

    The Mime Family 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

A family that consists of a Mr. Mime, a Hypno, and a Mime. Jr.

Alejandro (Mr. Mime)

A widowed Mr. Mime who is rather troubled due to his past.

Freddy (Hypno)

A Hypno who is the adoptive brother to Alejandro.

Angel (Mime Jr.)

A Mime Jr. who is Alejandro's daughter.

    Dr. Dieter Von Gold (Golduck) 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

A mysterious doctor with unknown motives.

    Armin (Psyduck) 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

A former assistant to Dr. Dieter until they had a falling out.

    Malica/Malic (Spiritomb) 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

The current assistant to Dr. Dieter.

    Rubber Co. Employees and Associates 
TEMP FILLER NAME, this company was founded by Jani, Hevea, and Lucy — initially to sell Hevea's carts, but holds the patent on vulcanized rubber and is likely to expand with similar products.

Professor B. Hevea (Shiny Bidoof)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 263 (teased on Page 259)

A rather shy inventor who meets Jani while she's wandering outside Silversand wondering her purpose in life. She unwittingly spills the beans to him about a rather important human technology, vulcanized rubber (necessary for all "fast" modern land vehicles), and end up forming a business partnership.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: Is not unlike da Vinci — inventions ahead of his time, but missing key resources to fully realize many of them.
  • Meaningful Name: B. Hevea is a reversal of Hevea brasiliensis, the scientific name for the rubber tree. It also keeps the custom going of Pokemon professors being named after trees, though they don't usually use the scientific name.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Bidoof's memetic status of being more than what their doofy appearance would suggest had some bearing in this character's species choice. Much like Pokémon Rusty turned Bidoof into a deity, sarysa turned another Bidoof into a scientist. Still somewhat adorkable, though.
  • No Social Skills: Played quite straight — he's nocturnal (albeit normal for a beaver, not so much for sentient beings), shy, and stutters whenever he's not talking about one of his inventions.
  • Only Known by Initials: Hevea's first name is never displayed in full...it is simply rendered as B, even in official documents.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: TV Tropes' limited text colors made it necessary to differentiate Jani and Hevea's colors, both of which would normally be cinnamon. So the author made him shiny... of course Rule of Funny had a role as well.
  • Stutter Stop: Most of the time, he speaks with a prominent stutter. Its frequency is in tune with his stress levels, though it magically seems to fade away whenever he goes into technical detail about one of his inventions.

Lucy (Infernape)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 268

Owner of a hardware store in Silversand frequented by Hevea. She ends up forming a business relationship with Hevea and Jani.

Mixy (Farfetch'd)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 1141 (one-off at Page 758)

Not an employee of the company, she is instead the designated courier between the company (mainly Hevea) and the traveling Jani — a security move implemented since Hoard's issues with disrupted (and allegedly pilfered) mail. Works for the Featherfall Overnight Courier Service.

  • Aborted Arc: Intended to earn her keep while occasionally talking with the humanmons, she ended up having to flee the ship.
  • Canon Immigrant: Originally conceived as AU!Jani, has been adapted as a normal WHABP-native pokémon but with a similar personality and occupation. Arguably the other way around as she never was played in the AU RP.
  • The Ditz: Heavily downplayed, is more simply scatterbrained. She gets unusual names wrong, and relies on her notes to pass on important messages from her clients.
  • Expanded Extra: Ended up starring in a filler mini-arc when her detention on the ship ended up taking an odd turn.

    Belle's Family 
A family of Primarina evolutions who come into focus when Goobert and Belle end up accidentally body swapped by Manaphy, during the Underwater Castle mini-arc.

Belle (Primarina)

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Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 286 (Belle's body, Goobert's mind)

A singer who ended up body swapped with Goobert. She is revealed to be a good-natured and loving mother to two children and also Manaphy's closest friend.

  • First Girl Wins: Belle and Bryce were best friends since childhood and eventually fell in love when they got older, though then Winifred the Ditto (taking the form of a Dewgong) came in and became interested in Bryce as well. Bryce ultimately still chose Belle in the end for her more kindhearted and pleasant spirit.
  • Good Parents: She and Bryce are heavily suggested to be this to Speedy and Mauveine.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: Is often called upon to sing for Manaphy to calm him down whenever he has a panic attack.
  • Shout-Out: Both she and her husband take their names from the singers of the original pop version of "A Whole New World": Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. In Belle's case, it's the latter.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: She and Bryce are this under normal circumstances. Goobert finds this out the hard way when the first thing Bryce does upon seeing who he thinks is Belle is plant a massive kiss on "her".

Speedy (Popplio)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 305

Hyperactive, curious, and oblivious, this eight year old son of Belle ends up being both an exhausting handful and an ice breaker counter to his sister's "bad cop" grilling.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He foils Mauveine's plans to mindscrew the party.
  • Constantly Curious: In spades. Most people are lucky to get off with only four questions being rapid fired at once from him.
  • Keet: Is an adorable and hyperactive Popplio.
  • Puppy Love: Speedy gets a small crush on Lucy (Dover) when he first meets her.

Mauveine (Brionne)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 305

Sarcastic and skeptical fourteen year old daughter of Belle, who pretty much picks up right away that something wasn't right with her mother. She uses this quick revelation to torment Goobert much of the way.

  • Bad Liar: She makes up a fake name and tries to convince the party that her mother always lets her swear.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More or less...she ended up getting a sort of "teenage goth" level of sarcasm.
  • Expy: While originally requested to be an expy of Violet from The Incredibles, she leans a bit closer to Raven since the player hadn't seen the movie.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Perhaps not quite Sherlock levels, but she quickly deduced that Goobert wasn't really Belle. She did, however, think that he was a Ditto.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: While a Ditto impersonates Belle in Gleamscape, Mauveine is sick...conveniently preventing her from quizzing her fake mother and easily blowing her cover.

Bryce (Primarina)

Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 309

Also a singer, albeit not as skilled as Belle, and the husband of Belle.

  • Good Parents: Much like Belle.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: Due to the fact that Manaphy losing control of his powers apparently happens very often, he is not at all surprised when he finds out that the Primarina he just embraced was not actually his wife, Belle.
  • Lethal Chef: According to Mauveine, one occasion when Bryce and Belle swapped bodies, he apparently burnt their seaweed supper into cinders when attempting to cook supper as her. (Though neither Mauveine and Speedy were aware their had swapped bodies at the time and thought Belle had just lost her touch.)
  • Shout-Out: Both he and his wife take their names from the singers of the original pop version of "A Whole New World": Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. In Bryce's case, it's the former.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: It's suggested that he and Belle are this under normal circumstances. The minute he sees who he thinks is Belle, he immediately scoops "her" up and begins kissing "her". (Goobert doesn't reciprocate.)

     Manaphy 
Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 313

The mythical Pokémon, Manaphy is considered to be prince of the Castle of Coral.

  • Character Development: Begins to get over his fear of Goodras over time; eventually being able to be around Goobert without being fearful or angry at him (for the most part).
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His distaste for Dragon-types (especially Goodra) stems from a traumatic experience where a best friend of his was murdered by an evil Goodra.
  • Fragile Flower: Initially seems very calm, and even a bit cheerful, until something that he doesn't understand happens.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: A given that he knows Heart Swap. He's responsible for several over the course of the Castle of Coral arc.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Is a Mythical Pokémon who acts very much like a small child.
  • Power Incontinence: Loses control of his powers when he has a panic attack.
  • Trauma Button: The mere sight of a Goodra triggers a flashback to a horrifying experience where one killed his best friend Toki, and kicks off the plot of the Castle of Coral arc.

     The Hoard Executive 

The dysfunctional leadership of Hoard, a vast underground city and trading hub.

Ripley (Noivern)

Debut: Page 367

Chairgon Merqury's Personal Assistant and a good acquaintance of Lars'. She first appears at the Silversand Hospital to check up on Lars, and later to inform the party that Merqury desires to meet with them. To this end, she provides them with the pass-phrase necessary to bypass Pawniarmy security checks on the way into Hoard. She later escorts the party to Merqury's office and attempts to calm him down; it soon becomes apparent that she believes her boss has the Viral Aggression and is making plans to take 'drastic action' for the greater good.

  • Almighty Janitor: Officially, she's Merqury's P.A. Unofficially, she's possibly The Man Behind the Man for Hoard as a whole; she confesses to Voxno that her voice is the only voice Merqury wants to hear, and she's often required to speak on Merq's behalf at council meetings, making her feel as though she is truly in charge, not Merq.
  • Big Good: During the Hoard Arc, or at least in relation to the anti-Merqury faction.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Despite not officially holding a position of much power, being the one thing that's holding Merqury back from complete insanity is clearly wearing on her, as is being forced to make a whole host of Sadistic Choices which involve betraying her longtime master, allying herself with an unscrupulous mercenary commander and deliberately triggering Viral Aggression riots in order to prevent bigger ones later down the line.
  • Girl Friday: The personal assistant to a Big, Screwed-Up Family, and considerably more level-headed than them, to boot.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: One gets the impression that Merqury would have driven the Hoard Executive to chaos if it weren't for her.
  • Lady Drunk: Albeit a high-functioning one; the stress she experiences during the Hoard Arc lead her to drink near-constantly, particularly during meetings with her co-conspirators, jokingly describing it as a 'painkiller'.
  • La Résistance: In a manner of speaking; while outwardly loyal to Merqury, she secretly formed an alliance with Merq's enemy Serris, the Pawniarmy and the Musketeer's Guild to back a last-resort emergency plan to oust him from power. She wishes she didn't have to, though.
  • Morality Pet: Is either this or a Morality Chain towards Lars; she's the only known person he doesn't treat with sneering contempt, and is actually fairly open with her. It's implied this is because she's known him since he was a child, back before his mother left.
    • And upon meeting Merqury, it becomes apparent she's a Morality Chain to him, even more so than Lars. Ripley herself lampshades this, saying that if it weren't for her and Turtledove, he might have lost his mind.
  • Ms Exposition: Provides the party with a lot of information pertaining to Merqury's past, his relationship with his son, the business climate in Hoard, and the finer details of her partnership with Serris and Khmalidze.
  • Number Two: To Chairgon Merqury, even if she is planning on betraying him for the greater good.
  • Servile Snarker: Is this crossed with Stepford Snarker. She's essentially Merqury's butler, and has no qualms backhandedly pointing out the personality flaws of others, including her master, though she wisely keeps the snarking behind Merqury's back. The stress she experiences in her role as leader of La Résistance has affected her sense of humour, and pokes fun at herself more than anyone else.
  • Shout-Out: To Ellen Ripley. They couldn't be more different personality-wise, but her species is somewhat reminiscent of Ridley, who was named after Ridley Scott, the director of Alien.

Chairgon Merqury (Kommo-O)

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Turtledove (Turtonator)

Debut: Page 389

Merqury's personal bodyguard, who's always seen standing by his side. That is, until Merqury learns of Fan's true nature and seemed set to kill her over it.

Fan (Ditto)

Debut: Page 428
The Flaaffy receptionist at Hoard's Merchant's Councilhouse, and Ripley's apprentice, training to be a master Personal Assistant like her. She greets the party at the councilhouse and takes their names down. However, she later turns out to be a Ditto in disguise, and a guild agent in deep cover, acting as Ripley's ears on the ground. After she gets found out, she attempts to escape Hoard, and Ripley sends the party to check up on her; they ultimately save her from being arrested by the Pawniarmy.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: In her guise as a Flaaffy, she wears a pair of spectacles.
  • Don't Look at Me!: Has this reaction when she wakes up to find the party looking at her in her natural Ditto form.
  • Expy: As a Flaaffy, she's one to Assistant Mayor Dawn Bellwether; she even has a drinking mug like hers. Though she's not quite as secretly evil as the genuine article, she does eventually turn out to be hiding something.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In a manner of speaking; she seems fine with her shapeshifting powers as long as they go unnoticed, but would rather work a 'boring desk job' than be a deep-cover agent for the Musketeer's Guild, a role in which she is constantly placed in harm's way with little choice in the matter.
  • The Klutz: Is this combined with Nervous Wreck. She falls off her chair just because a few people entered the front room of the building she works at - a building which is open to the public, mind you.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very shy and not especially self-confident, she keeps her true nature a secret because she's afraid others will judge her, thinking she's hiding something because she's a shapeshifter, and prefers to walk the streets completely unnoticed. She does eventually feel comfortable changing shape around the party after it becomes clear that they're okay with it, however.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: As a Ditto.

    Hoard Residents and Visitors 

Hitmonduo

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 413

A female Hitmonchan named Carmela and a male Hitmontop named Tony, tricked into leaving Hoard and almost missing out on the doubles tournament.

  • Becoming the Mask: Carmela is a Ditto, a commonality among their kind since the Tyrogue line is, in main series canon, all male and can only reproduce with Ditto. She is so tied to the family, however, that she just keeps the Hitmonchan form. It is treated as just an accepted practice in Tyrogue culture — mixed families of Dittos and Tyrogues plus their evos simply appear normal to your average NPC who would have no way of knowing their secret.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Carmela genuinely looks out for her actual little brother, Tony, even if it's seemingly to his detriment at the time.
  • Curious as a Monkey: Tony has this, which leads Andy to think he's younger than he is.
  • Really 17 Years Old: Tony lies about about his age (16) in order to buy alcohol. Gets more than he bargained for when Gary the Garchomp challenged to down an overfilled shotglass with hard liquor in one gulp.
  • Shout-Out: For no particular reason, they're named after Tony and Carmela Soprano.

Liesl Brandt (Ninetales)

Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 416

A Ninetales who was initially seen being detained by Hoard's border checkpoint and later signs up for the tournament in Hoard.She's lost two of her tails in a past accident involving Maran, giving her the nick-name "seventails". Was a former actress who traveled with the acting troupe Sunny Burns was a part of before leaving the troupe.

  • Hair-Trigger Temper: This is what lead to her cursing Maran without considering the situation. It's implied that she cursed Sunny this way, too.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Maran, the accident that led to her cursing him being the breaking point and leading to her fearing meeting him again. They make-up when they meet again.
  • What Have I Done: She reveals that she eventually came to regret her impulsive cursing of Maran, and believes that she ruined his life..

Maran Buxton (Flygon)

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Maran in both his original and cursed forms
Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 425

A neurotic Flygon who works at the Board in Hoard bed & breakfast under Cortez. Seems to have an aversion to interacting with people or leaving Hoard, after an attempt at doing so ended with him being cursed into constantly changing into a shiny female Flygon by an unidentified Ninetails. He later gets better and begins leading a troupe of fellow cursed Pokémon to a magic spring on Danjor Island.

  • Calling the Old Man Out: After Maran has learned to live with his curse, and Cortez still continues to drag him to the inn (citing his usual reasoning that Maran is embarrassing himself), Maran sharply turns Cortez down and lays into him for ignoring the fact that Maran is no longer embarrassed by his curse and no one is mocking him anymore.
    I'm not leaving. The reason I came out here was because some friends of mine told me that I don't have to be embarrassed by my curse and always have to hide in the hotel. And look at what happened out there when I decided to just embrace it like they told me to? I won a real battle and everyone thought I was fantastic. They didn't care about my curse or that I changed right in front of all of them. They saw it as something with amazing combat potential! Now that I know that I don't have to be embarrassed by this curse, I don't have to run crying back to you and the inn when I do. I'm not going back to the inn, and that's final!
  • Cursed with Awesome: Eventually, Maran discovers the potential having two separate forms has for battle (namely being able to switch between a Fragile Speedster (his original male form) and a Lightning Bruiser (his stockier female form) on the fly), and after winning his first battle in the Hoard tournament, begins to feel much more comfortable about his curse. His belief that he is now this is solidified when he expresses reluctance at the thought of getting rid of it.
  • Don't Look at Me!: Cries this upon transforming in front of the party for the first time, whilst hiding under a tablecloth.
  • Gender Bender: What his curse entails; cold water turns him into a Shiny, shorter, stockier, and also female Flygon.
  • Honor Before Reason: After finally being rid of Cortez, Maran begins to get concerned for Cortez's safety (as Cortez is now physically the equivalent of a kindergartener in a world where uncivilized Pokémon still exist and and the Viral Aggression is running rampant) and finds Cortez so he can at least leave Cortez in a safe position before leaving him for good. (This leads to him journeying to the mysterious spring with Cortez in order to lift Cortez's curse.)
  • Stepford Smiler: Tries to put on a smile for everyone he meets in spite of the crummy life he leads in Hoard, working under an emotionally abusive boss, and (of course) his curse, but he's secretly very depressed over it. He gets better and more genuinely confident over time.
  • Shout-Out: While initially intended to be unintentional, Maran's curse is remarkably like that of the eponymous character of Ranma ½, complete with the transformations being triggered by hot and cold water.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he first appears, he is a neurotic Stepford Smiler who totally shuts down upon transforming and is reluctant to go out in public because of his curse. After his chatting with the humanmons and deciding to accept having the curse, he enters the Hoard tournament, where he uses his transformations to their full potential. Afterwards, he is a far more confident individual who is even able to stand up to Cotez when he still tries to send Maran back to the inn.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Hand in hand with his level in badass.
  • Verbal Tic: Often buzzes like an insect as he speaks. Makes sense since he's a bug-like dragon.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Liesl, thanks to the incident that lead to him being cursed by her, leading to him resenting her for cursing him over an accident on his part. They both get better.

Cortez O'Riley (Tyrantrum/Tyrunt)

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Bookstore Owner (Wartortle)

Played by: BlackMageAnolis
Debut: Page 428

A friendly but mildly introverted merchant who runs a small bookstore in Hoard, with signage reading, "Antique and Classic Literature".

Tai Kuwa Ando (Hawlucha)

Played by: shrubBird
Debut: Page 428

A Hawlucha sensei who offers training, of which at least Nyquil partakes.

Jenny and Penny (Vaporeon) [originally Eevee]

Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 428

Jenny and Penny, aka the Eevee twins before they spilled one of their boxes of evolutionary stones on themselves, which turned them both into Vaporeons. They sell evolutionary stones at the bazaar, and apparently have a mild crush on Nyquil.

  • Attractive Bent Species: On the part of Nyquil, who the twins both find very attractive. (Though Penny is more open about it than Jenny.)
  • Gender Bender: Subverted when the two evolve into Vaporeons, and Penny asks Jenny if Jenny just evolved into a male Vaporeon. She didn't.
  • Genki Girl: Penny definitely, Jenny possibly.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Subtly implied, with Genki Girl Penny being red and the more reserved Jenny being blue.

Alchemical Wares (Boldore)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 428

Unnamed Boldore who sells various alchemical wares. It is implied that Jani bought out all her sulfur to send to Hevea, which mildly annoys her since in the back of her mind she wonders if sulfur is worth more than she thinks...

Gem Dealer (Zweilous)

Played by: Cabe_Bedlam
Debut: Page 428

Unnamed Zewilous who sells gems...the one-use kind that enhance one attack of a type by 50%.

Book Binder (Malamar)

Played by: BlackMageAnolis
Debut: Page 432

An unnamed Malamar who runs a Book Bindery/Printing Press by the bazaar. Is friends with, and virtually the polar opposite of the Wartortle who runs the bookstore, as he is quite unfriendly and charges exorbitant prices.

??? (Zoroark)

Played by: Daydre
Debut: Page 434

A Zoroark who runs a jewelry/accessory booth at the bazaar, while also participating in the tournament under the name Moon's Shadow. She doesn't really come much into focus until about 120 pages later. She ends up fighting Yalta in the second round.

Noctowl Librarian

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 437

An unnamed, stuffy librarian who handles the privately-funded public library's later shift. Ultimately makes a public display as an infectee of the viral aggression and is sent off to quarantine.

  • Berserk Button: Insulting his library or his books will send him off on a tangent.
  • Scary Librarian: Not particularly friendly...anyone who he deems unworthy of entering his "sanctuary of learning" will be harassed until they leave.
  • Values Dissonance: He values his books over that of mons...though this stance ultimately leads to his downfall.

Gary (Garchomp Bartender)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 457

Owner-operator of a dive bar a few buildings from the Board at Hoard. Jani's been to the bar a few times, as has one of Wohm's associates.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: He's loved by his regulars to the point that they fight for him during the riots when two infectees try to take over his bar.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Gary doesn't care what goes on his bar — at least not until it has the potential to harm him or his property.

Birch and Elm (The Announcers)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 474

Birch (the announcer), a male Chatot, and Elm (the color commentator), a female Purugly, are the announcers at the R-Soda Arena.

  • Announcer Chatter: Expect a lot of random chatter, not to mention a few unsubtle sponsor shout-outs, with this duo.
  • Author Avatar: Elm's sentiments tend to echo sarysa's, hence the frequent snarking and sarcasm.
  • Catchphrase: Pretty much as a direct parody of Boomstick from Death Battle, Birch's standard battle opener is, "Get ready, get set...IT'S TIME FOR A POKÉÉÉÉÉÉ-BAAAAAAATTLEEEEEEEEE!!!"
  • Combat Commentator: Elm is the color commentator of the duo. She makes somewhat flowery predictions based on various factors, while generally trying to downplay those who clearly have little chance of winning to keep things exciting.
  • Expy: They have traits taken from any number of major sports announcers in the United States. Another valid comparison might be Wiz (Elm) and Boomstick (Birch) from Death Battle, which is a classic Ego and Id pairing.
  • The Heart: Birch is the more soulful of the duo, and particularly has issue with Khmalidze's overqualified status...not to mention disliking fighters who use excessive force.
  • Studio Chatter: Since they are essentially are their own microphones, using Hyper Voice to project their voices, a lot of private chatter ends up somewhat audible to the crowds.
  • Ultimate Job Security: They snark quite a bit, and Birch even got extremely passive aggressive with the police force, but due to them being sufficiently fleshed out characters, they get away with a lot.

Togekiss Nurse

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 488

An older (~50s) Togekiss nurse who runs the arena's triage area.

  • Dr. Jerk: Arguable — she's blunt and honest, but often right as well. Needless to say, she doesn't have the greatest bedside manner.
  • Passing Judgment: Seems to be her trademark, but she's especially hard on Jani — who she deems to be someone who's undertrained and well out of her league.

Jude Doe (Rhyperior)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 496

Rhyperior sensei who works at the same dojo as Tai Kuwa Ando (Hawlucha), and taught Jani Reversal. Appears again about 100 pages later, subtly assisting Jani as she teaches Niles the same move.

Gloopy (Goodra)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 548 (mentioned Page 544)

Eccentric owner of Gloopy's Goopy Goods, a novelty store with which Jani set up a distributorship for the Wonder Cart and Hevea's future products.

  • Fake Aristocrat: He puts on a mock aristocratic act to complement his "eccentric" persona. It's somewhat like the Simpsons yes guy.

Hilda and Fifi (Wigglytuff and Whismur)

Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 674

Two friends who work at the concession stand at the Hoard arena. They were called to fill in for Birch and Elm and announce Jack's battle with Maui during Round 3 of the tournament in Hoard.

  • Expy: Intended to be this to Hey Arnold! characters Helga Pataki and Phoebe Heyerdhal. Hilda and Fifi, in fact, take their names from two Bizarro Universe counterparts to Helga and Phoebe featured in a Dream Sequence in the Arnold episode "Arnold Visits Arnie".

Sue Mow (Emolga)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 693

An Emolga who trained Philly in basic use of his skills. One of the sensei at the dojo.

    Hardcheese Amateur Tournament Contestants 
This folder is for listing out contestants introduced in the Hardcheese Amateur Tournament held in Hoard. While mostly one-offs, some of these may "graduate" and end up featured elsewhere.

Shichiro Fukui (Greninja)

Played by: Beverly
Debut: Page 477

Also known as The Aqua Phantom, defeated by Maran.

Iris (Dewott)

Debut: Page 480

A Dewott who was defeated by PJ.

  • Blade on a Stick: Wields a makeshift spear with a conch shell for a tip.
  • Worthy Opponent: Gives PJ a short pep-talk before their match begins, seeing how frazzled he is by being suddenly dragged into the arena.

Larry (Lairon)

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 482

A Lairon who entered the tournament, by all rights should've annihilated Jani, but lost to her evasiveness, luck...not to mention inherent advantage which she exploited once she got a clue.

  • Kayfabe: Larry had a little of this going on, working on a sort of "scary monster" shtick to try and please the crowds, and even letting Jani in on it.

Christof (Houndoom)

Played by: Konkfan7
Debut: Page 484

Also known as the Fire Prince. Is actual a literal prince. Defeated by Noriaki.

The Puffin Prince (Delibird)

Played by: Weirdguy149
Debut: Page 484

Actual name unknown. He came, physical comedy happened, Guy won.

Pirate Queen Lisa (Midday Lycanroc)

Played by: Afterwards
Debut: Page 485

Rival to Sushi.

Amaterasu (Arcanine)

Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut: Page 489

Goes by the nickname "Shao Kahn" in the tournament. Defeated by "Pirate Lord Jack Spearow" (Jack) in the singles tournament.

Fubuki (Swellow)

Debut: Page 490

Nicknamed the Radical Dreamer, is a Swellow from the island of Another, defeated by Nyquil.

  • All Just a Dream: What she believes reality to be.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her sole strategy in battle seems to be a relentless barrage of attacks. This ends up being her downfall during the tournament.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: For some reason, she thinks that she's in a dream, and that she has to defeat certain members of the group for her to awaken from this dream.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Every time she's shown up, she's been defeated with minimal effort.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Her delusions that she's in a dream are just that, delusions. The world isn't actually a dream, of course, and in reality she's just a lunatic.

The Question (Quagsire)

Debut: Page 495

Real name unknown, defeated by J.

Don Giovanni (Dunsparce)

Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut: Page 496

Defeated easily by Armin. Really was in over his head.

The Widowmaker (Salazzle)

Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut: Page 496

Defeated by Alejandro.

Opera Phantom (Gengar)

Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut: Page 500

Defeated by Freddy.

The Invincible Imp (Sableye)

Played by: CyberController
Debut: Page 518

Defeated by Cyk, fought rather dirty and nearly got tossed out.

Arnold (Dragonair)

Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 555

Goes by the nickname "Our Boy Arnie", lost in the second round to Marlon.

Unnamed Mightyena

Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 556

Unnamed Mightyena that fell to Jani's 1HP Reversal. Probably will never be seen again.

White Knight (Zoroark)

Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut: Page 557

A Zoroark and disciple of the Black Knight (Aegislash) who was defeated by Alejandro.

Maui (Probopass)

Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut: Page 559

Maui, one of the Three Defenders of Wild Ridge, who defeated Freddy in Round 2.

Alice (Tsareena)

Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut: Page 561

Alice, one of the Three Defenders of Wild Ridge, who won by default after Armin was disqualified (and arrested) for tampering with the ceiling of Hoard.

The Slimy Smasher (Alolan Muk)

Played by: CyberController
Debut: Page 584

The Slimy Smasher is an Alolan Muk who was narrowly defeated by Cyk.

The Shelled Striker (Kabutops)

Played by: Beverly
Debut: Page 601

The Shelled Striker is just a stage name. Fought PJ in Round 2 of the arena.

The Gible Kid (Gible)

Played by: Cabe_Bedlam
Debut: Page 622

Belladonna's opponent in the second round of the tournament. Outcome is fairly predictable.

Vince (Tangrowth/Gardevoir)

See: We Have All Become Pokémon: Villains

    Emily (Shiny Lilligant) 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

The tour guide for the island her hometown of Wild Ridge is on.

    Black Knight (Shiny Aegislash) 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

A enigmatic character who first appeared as a spectator at the Hoard tournament.

    Black Knight's Associates 
Played by: TheGamechanger
Debut:

White Knight (Zoroark)

Debut: Page 557

A Zoroark and disciple of the Black Knight. He was defeated by Alejandro in the Hoard tournament.

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