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    In General 
  • Dysfunction Junction: Whether it would be from previous experiences, recent traumas, or general personality not many among the group are what could be considered mentally stable.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A good chunk of the group consists of such oddities such as a pacifistic princess and her nervous girlfriend (Autumn and Mila), a cheerful Goodra (Goobert), a butler (later Phantom Thief) from a world of swords and sorcery (Noriaki), an assassin with a split personality (Grigori), an overly-dramatic business snake (Serris) and more.

    PJ (Helioptile)
PJ as a Ribombee
PJ as a Helioptile
Debut: Page 1
Crossed as: Ribombee

The first character to be introduced in the RP, and certainly among those who've changed the most. Initially, PJ was a cheery little ball of sunshine, taking the whole "Trapped in Another World" scenario quite well and doing what he could to support his friends. Unfortunately, he ended up getting Put on a Bus for the majority of the Silversand arc, and upon his return, he had changed. He had contracted Viral Aggression, and was much more willing to get into fights, enjoying them much more than he reasonably should, though he was aware of what had happened to him. During the Hoard arc, however, things went from bad to worse as he was manipulated and brainwashed by Belladonna, who made him into her boyfriend and attempted to wreak havoc upon the city alongside him. He managed to break free from her control, and she was killed, though the experience scarred him, giving him chronic nightmares and making him paranoid that the others hated him or saw him as a liability. This has lessened over time, and PJ's slowly been getting back to being the person he was at the start of everything, but he's still nowhere near who he was back then.

  • Anti-Hero: When he returns to the group at the end of the Silversand arc, he's much more brutal and callous due to becoming infected with Viral Aggression, though his kind and caring side still remains.
  • Author Avatar: Initially served as this for Caliburn, though once The Bus Came Back his personality began to deviate to an extent.
  • Berserk Button:
    • PJ does not take kindly to the suggestion that his friends may be replaceable, to say the least.
    • Any mention of Belladonna is likely to enrage or panic PJ.
  • Blood Knight: Much to his distress, he becomes far more intense once a fight breaks out, relishing in his opponents' pain and even threatening to harm his allies. This has only intensified after he contracted Viral Aggression, though it has died down following the Hoard arc's climax.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Hoard arc, a kiss from Belladonna ends up making him head-over-heels for her while also turning him against his friends.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He puts a bit of a spin on it by giving his moves different names (i.e. Fey Gale instead of Fairy Wind).
  • Gender Bender: It's rather complicated in PJ's case compared to other instances in the RP, subverting the Second and Third Laws of Gender Bending in the process. While PJ's been biologically female ever since his arrival in the Pokemon world (not realizing until a week and a half after), he's always identified as male and was born male as a human, resulting in a not-insignificant amount of discomfort upon his discovery.
  • Head Pet: Climbing on people's heads is a habit of his.
  • Heroic BSoD: This has more or less been his underlying mental state since he left Hoard.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Downplayed. While he had some difficulty adjusting to his wings as a Ribombee, it didn't take him long to get off the ground.
  • Inconvenient Attraction: On day 17, he realizes that he has a crush on Eliot, much to his chagrin.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: It's not obtrusive or readily apparent, but he tends to sprinkle the word "like" into many of his sentences.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: PJ is deeply haunted by his actions under Belladonna's influence, and has severe doubts that he's even welcome in the team because of this.
  • The Nicknamer: Nicknaming others is another habit of his, with some of his nicknames being Shout Outs to other works. In fact, at one point he even debates what his nickname for Goobert should be. So far there's...
    • Finley: Fen-Fen
    • Beldum: Ringabel
    • Eliot: El
    • Nyquil: Niles (which in particular has managed to catch on with the others)
    • Morbitesse: Morby
    • Cyk: Cy
    • Jani: Digs
    • Belladonna: Bella
    • Marlon: Mar
  • Nightmare Sequence: Has begin to experience these regularly after the events of Hoard, all of them involving Belladonna.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Of all the members of the party, Eliot's always been the one he's most likely to turn to when he needs just about anything.
  • Put on a Bus: He was absent during almost the entirety of the Silversand arc. When The Bus Came Back, however, the results weren't pretty...
  • The Rival: Consider himself to be this to Lars.
  • Stepford Smiler: Downplayed. Though he does miss his old life, and the stress of his experiences in the Pokemon world weighs greatly on him, he does his best to remain upbeat and gives himself time to process his negative emotions.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Before vanishing from the group, the most he could do in battle was low-level moves like Fairy Wind and Stun Spore. Upon his return, he's regularly seen using moves like Dazzling Gleam and Silver Wind. He also comes back with a bad case of Viral Aggression, but that's a different story. He seems to have lost this level after being turned into a Helioptile by a stray Transfer Orb. Not that he minds.
  • Willfully Weak: He doesn't mind losing the power he had as a Ribombee after the events of Hoard, considering it to be a boon knowing that he won't cause too much damage if his Viral Aggression ends up turning him against his friends.

    Finley/Autumn (Braixen)
Played by: Beverly
Debut: Page 1
"Crossed" as: Fennekin

Finley is just an alias. For the first 16 days of the journey, she was hiding her real identity. That being Autumn Farbridge, who was the daughter of the rulers of Foxfell. For these first 16 days, she only pretended to be a human so she may be able to meet and get along with the people who actually were in the situation. During this time however, she met Mila, and eventually ended up in a relationship with her.

  • Actual Pacifist: She absolutely refuses to attack people, no matter the context. Only when she absolutely has to does she attack.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Finley's attitude about her situation seems to be this. It's out of her control, so why worry? This, however, is subverted as the game marches on and more terrible things happen.
  • Break the Cutie: As mentioned above, she started in the thread as one of the more cheerful characters... this doesn't last.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Upon being shifted, she found it bizarrely easy to walk on all fours. It was guessed that this was the reason. However, this was simply her acting.
  • Punny Name: Finley = Fennec.
  • Gender Bender: Finley goes through this during evolution. However, she is notably okay with it. Possibly even better off.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: This was her motivation for pretending to be human. She was alone most of her life, and she wanted to have someone.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: On Day 16, she not only reveals that she was never a human, but also that she's an honest-to-goodness princess.
  • Team Mom: At least she tries to be, trying to help her team members when she can and being as supportive as she can be. Whether or not this works varies. She also tries to keep the gang out of scraps when possible. Again, this varies.
  • Wham Line: When Finley reveals she was never a human.
    Finley: "I was lying. Everything from the awkward first steps to the waking up to the human memories. All of it was a lie. I was passing by all of you, and suddenly I just... got grazed or something by a human's memories. I guess she was supposed to be with you or something. Everything I did involving me as a human was a blunt lie. I'm sorry..."

    Whitney (Growlithe) 
Played by: Beverly
Debut: Page 1332

The true avatar that Autumn's false memories belong to. Because Autumn intercepted her memories, she's left an amnesiac, but doesn't really seem to mind.

  • Amnesiac Hero: While not being the protagonist, she's still on the side of the good guys, and had her memories stolen on her way over.
  • Dumb Muscle: She's not the smartest member of the gang, but she's also much more willing to throw down than her pacifist counterpart.
  • Large Ham: She's loud, and she's not afraid to show it.

    Nyquil (Quilava)
Played by: shrubBird
Debut: Page 1
Crossed as: Cyndaquil

  • Author Avatar: For the most part, he's the same as his player. There's only a handful of negligible differences.
  • Berserk Button: Thinking about Perigo is enough to send him further than "mildly annoyed".
  • Face–Heel Turn: L'Arachel uses her magic and exploitation of his insecurities to turn him against the rest of the group, giving him a rather nice power boost in the process.
  • Fountain of Youth: Due to issues involving an orb, he was reverted back into an eight year old Cyndaquil. He also got the mind of his eight year old self, showing that he, while a little mischievous, Used to Be a Sweet Kid.
  • Gender Bender: Unfortunately for him, he was turned into a female Leafeon during the Orbs arc. During this time, the party referred to her as "Nina".

    Guy (Snorlax)
Played by: Weirdguy149
Debut: Page 1
Crossed as: Snorlax

The biggest member of the group. Guy tends to be in the background most of the time, but when he does involve himself, an impact tends to be made.

  • Big Eater: Comes with the territory of being a Snorlax.
  • Handicapped Badass: He can't see very well, but he is able to use his nose to great effect. Subverted since all Snorlax are able to do this.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Chances are, if he's out of the action, Guy is sleeping.
  • Mighty Glacier: Guy is a Snorlax, one of the most famous Mighty Glaciers in the franchise.

Played by: whizzerd
Debut: Page 1
Crossed as: Beldum

An unemotional member of the group. Despite the various inconveniences that come with being a Beldum, they have no desire to return to their original human form.

  • A Dog Named "Dog": Beldum chooses to go by their species name, rather than having a name of their own. This is due to their new robotic personality, which doesn't feel that a proper name is necessary for them.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: More so than the others who find themselves affected by their new Pokémon physiology. Beldum's personality is almost unrecognisable from when they were a human, which they suspect is due to their human mind clashing with their new, inorganic body.
  • Not Quite Flight: They float a few feet in the air due to being naturally repelled by the earth's magnetism. By intensifying their magnetic force they can float even higher, which they sometimes put to use by becoming the team's aerial lookout.
  • Power Incontinence: They can't turn off the magnetic field that causes them to float, even if they're asleep or unconscious. Downplayed in that it's more of a hassle than an actual hazard.
  • The Stoic: Once they become a Beldum they find themselves unable to manifest or express emotions, even when they know full well that they should.

    Cyk (Gardevoir)
Played by: CyberController
Debut: Page 1
Crossed as: Gardevoir

    Eliot (Smeargle)
Click here to see "Rossetti". 
Played by: BlackMageAnolis
Debut: Page 3
Crossed as: Smeargle

  • Delusions of Eloquence: Can slip into his speech from time to time. His thoughts have it much worse.
  • The Ditherer: Strides the line between "Insecure" and "Too Many Trees".
  • First Person Smart Ass: His thoughts are sometimes even more emotive than his speech and actions. It's implied that the others can see the emotions playing out in his head quite clearly on his face.
  • Gender Bender: Downplayed. His sex has changed a few times thanks to Transform and Manaphy's Heart Swap, but he still maintains his gender despite that.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a tattered red shawl held with golden fasteners going down the left shoulder and arm.
  • Hero Ball: Absolutely suffers from this. No matter how much pontificating he ends up doing, most of his decisions have been pretty idiotic and in-the-heat-of-the-moment, which ends up causing him to not only lose the money from Morbitesse but also severely damages his friendship with PJ (by more or less kidnapping him) and drives him further towards Belladonna.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Forms this bond with Lucy when they're in Gleamscape. He even considers, then chides himself for, taking up Lucy's family name.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Not a completely straight example, but he was inspired to call himself Eliot after the T.S. Eliot poem he was reading before becoming a Pokémon. He even ends up referencing that fact, which the non-human Pokemon would have no way of understanding.
  • Mood-Swinger: He has a tendency to go back and forth between different moods.
  • Power Incontinence: He seems to have most trouble out of the cast with this. Due to the way Sketch works, some time after he Sketches a move, he'll inadvertently perform a highly screwy version of the move.
  • Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic: Technically averted, but it's used to make the majority of his dialogue seem far more awkward than it has any right to be.
  • Sanity Slippage: Although initially believed to be as a result of VA, he realizes his bouts of instability are a result of this instead.
  • Situational Sociability: Not really tied to any particular situation, but his sociability seems to be based on his mood.
  • Stutter Stop: Usually during his more "confident" moments.
  • Themed Aliases: Like his regular name, the aliases he uses all reference 19th and 20th century poets.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: After Sketching Transform from Fan, he gains this ability.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Seems to speak in a very odd combination of generic Northern American and Southern American accents.

    Sushi (Torracat) 
Played by: Afterwards
Debut: Page 4
Crossed as: Litten

Character details go here.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Sushi's fur substitutes the usual orange of the Litten line for pink, while still retaining the black.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Part of the reason she kills in the first place is because she's convinced that she's strictly carnivorous in her new form.
  • Catchphrase: "Do you hear its call?"
  • Serial Killer: She claims to have killed at least 100 Pokemon before evolving.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The only known killer of the ex-humans besides Cyk, and she has no qualms about her murderous streak.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She doesn't seem to realize that while she's a cat, she's also an omnivore. This leads her to start killing other Pokemon for food as early as her first day in the Pokemon world.

    F (Espurr)
Played by: fdiaperhead
Debut: Page 4
Crossed as: Espurr

    Mila (Raichu)
Played by: Cabe_Bedlam
Debut: Page 17
Crossed as: Raichu

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Not initially, but she eventually picks up a bandanna in Silversand.
  • The Determinator: There are some shades of this in her speech. She doesn't want to give up without seeing the options ahead of her.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: Despite everything that she's been through, Mila seems to have genuine hope for the future. Even if the panic attacks tend to obscure it most days.
  • Gender Bender: On being transformed into a Raichu. She seems to get used to it somewhat quickly, though.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After shocking the entire party with a well-placed Discharge. Again due to her attitude after Hoard falls. Once more after deciding to give up David.
  • Nervous Wreck: It would be faster to count the days Mila hasn't had a nervous breakdown for one reason or another.
  • Power Incontinence: Mila has had trouble with her electric powers, having electrocuted herself several times during the first day.
  • Shock and Awe: Naturally coming with her form, though it is often to her chagrin rather than her favor.
  • Shrinking Violet: After her anger issues in Hoard, she becomes this temporarily.
  • Trauma Conga Line: From being transformed and swapping genders to losing track of her only companions at the time to having issues with her electricity, Mila has hardly had a day without something stressing her mentally.
  • The Woobie: If this wasn't appropriate before, having to deal with a possible crush on Finley then watching her nearly die right in front of her eyes before saying anything seals the deal.

    Spooks (Gourgeist) 
Played by: DrNoPuma
Debut: Page 21
Crossed as: Gourgeist

Spooks is a rather cheerful Gourgeist who briefly joins the party before disappearing for a long time. He eventually comes back, only to disappear again.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He explains that he was so interested in the place where he first met the team that he didn't realize they left long ago.
  • The Bus Came Back: After disappearing from the story not long after his first appearance on Page 21, he finally returns on Page 150 before disappearing again.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: His jack-o-lantern face does this when he reappears in the wilderness.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He seems to be a little... out there. For one thing, he's not that upset about being transformed and sent to a different world.
  • Creepy Jazz Music: When he reappears, he is singing Louis Armstrong's "Spooks".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His amiable disposition is not what you'd expect from a Ghost-type Pokemon.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He seems pleased with his new, ghostly form.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He has not made any major contributions to the plot so far. He mainly just pops in whenever he feels like it and tries to help the others, only to end up getting left behind.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappeared for good not long after he debuted. His player later rejoined the thread as Bailey, and Spooks' whereabouts are still unknown.

    Goobert (Goodra)
Played by: kablammin45
Debut: Page 23
Crossed as: Goodra

Goobert is one of the few characters to take their transformation into a Pokémon, namely Goodra, in complete stride, and is a relatively cheerful, if cautious, character.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Takes up wearing glasses the morning after returning to Orichalum after the Ruffian arc.
  • All-Loving Hero: One of the friendliest out of all the humanmons. Goobert tries to be friendly to everyone he meets and fairly quickly amasses a small circle of friends outside of the main party not long after arriving in Silversand.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: After Cyk accidentally kills a Weavile during a battle, Goobert begins fearing that he may wind up doing the same thing with his own moves, and even initially runs away from the fight between the party and Lars' gang out of fear of doing so. After the party's last talk with Morbitesse, however, Goobert begins feeling more comfortable with his powers.
  • Berserk Button: The only times Goobert has picked a fight with anyone has been when another member of the party has been attacked or injured. This is no better shown than during the climax of the Hoard arc, where after seeing Delilah being injured by one of the VA vectors, he snaps and attacks the vector so viciously that it startles other members of the party.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While a bit of a cheerful Cowardly Lion, Goobert has fought back against enemy Pokémon when they attack or injure one of the other party members.
  • Break the Cutie: Goobert's spirit is completely broken during the fight between Merqury and Bella and the party in Hoard after Delilah is wounded and he himself gets beaten up and injured by Merq. As he lies incapacitated as the battle drags on and tries to find his Happy Place (which only makes him feel worse), Goobert becomes scared and tearfully admits to Marsha that he wants to go home. (His real home.) He almost starts crying again once he finds out Serris's true motives afterwards. (True to form, though, he's mostly back to his normal self by the time the party leaves the town.)
  • Character Tics: Grips his antennae when nervous or scared.
  • Demoted to Extra: Goobert spends the Slak Rock arc in Silversand with the rest of the Goo Crew (sans Marsha) and writing the party letters from there, playing little part in the plot at all.
  • The Ditz: Has a few moments of this.
  • Gosh Dangit To Heck: Almost never swears, to the point where it's clear that something is horribly wrong if Goobert actually does so.
  • Hates Being Alone: Goobert implies that this is the case with him as he gives the full story behind how he originally arrived in this world.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Goobert frequently has to resist giving other characters slimy hugs when particularly happy/relieved for them. (And occasionally failing to.) He is also initially embarrassed and disgusted when he discovers that he finds Delilah, a female Garchomp at Silversand Beach (and briefly Ripley) attractive, though he eventually does gain genuine feelings for Delilah. Goobert has other moments where he realizes that he's acting more like a Goodra than a human, such as when he comforts an injured Delilah on one occasion by nuzzling her face, to his embarrassment. This winds up causing him to get worried (to the point of having a borderline panic attack) about ceasing to act or remember being a human completely at one point during the Gleamscape arc.
  • The Pollyanna: Goobert seems largely unfazed, and even a little excited, about being a Goodra, and so far has bounced back fairly well from the crew's more dangerous experiences. It's possible that being a Goodra may have something to do with this.
  • Put on a Bus: Goobert dips in and out of the party on a regular basis to go on separate adventures or simply just to relax. His tendency to do so arguably comes back to bite him in the beginning stages of the Danjor Island arc.
  • Real Dreams Are Weirder: If Goobert isn't having a dream relevant to his own personal issues or worries, he is having a very bizarre one, which may include anything from a party-wide Gender Bender to him seeing everyone around him morphing into Cyk or Delilah.
  • Temporarily a Villain: In the Danjor Island arc when captured by and forced to work for Phoebe.

    Serris (Serperior) 
Debut: Page 99
Crossed as: ???

A shiny Serperior that arrived in the Pokemon world several months before the others; as such, he's had time to grow accustomed to the Pokemon world and its culture. Using his knowledge of berry mechanics, he established himself as a berry farmer, butting heads with Dras-Il and trying to set up a trade deal with Orichalcum. He later goes into the soft drinks industry, selling 'Serris' Authentic R-Soda' in Silversand, becoming the CEO of SuperiorFarms, Incorporated.

It's later revealed that he pushed for the introduction of the Haber Process to the island under the patronage of Chairgon Merqury, enabling for much larger berry yields, but patented the process behind Merqury's back, denying the old dragon any profits gained from it.

Following Merqury and Bella's defeat at the end of the Hoard arc, Serris attempts to invoke a deal he had struck with Ripley behind the party's back to trap them in Hoard and use them as guinea pigs for his science partners, intending to take advantage of human knowledge of game mechanics and tropes, revealing himself to have been an antagonist the entire time. The party is ultimately let go anyway thanks to Ripley's intervention.

  • The Bus Came Back: After spending some time Commuting on a Bus, he plays a major role in the Hoard arc as one third of the conspiracy against Chairgon Merqury, alongside Ripley and Kapitani Khmalidze... and eventually turning against the party at the very end.
  • Character Filibuster: Has a penchant for breaking out into lengthy speeches, almost worthy of a Metal Gear character.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Fittingly for a serpentine Pokemon, he has a habit of turning traitor. He first turned on Merqury by making a patent behind his back and later conspiring to oust him from power, induced the Kapitani to do the same, and betrayed the party by forcing Ripley to make a deal with him that forces her to betray them as well - though that didn't go according to plan. If Merqury predicted correctly, he may be set on betraying Ripley herself in the future.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: He suspected that Dras-Il was lying about the Hate Plague to further her own agenda, and is later distrustful of Noriaki and Jani, thinking they may be also be lying about their ex-human status. He seems to drop this aspect of his character during his more recent appearances, being outwardly more trusting of those he works with.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He runs his own corporation and is more than willing to conspire against political leaders to induce changes that prove beneficial to his business, not to mention attempting to hold his own friends hostage out of an irrational fear that they'll compete with him.
  • Deceptive Disciple: Was this to Chairgon Merqury, with his patenting of the Haber Process being the moment of betrayal.
  • Drama Queen: Only he could decide to express mild annoyance by loudly reciting Against All Odds.
  • Face–Heel Turn: At the conclusion of the Hoard arc, though whether he was a Face beforehand or not is debatable.
  • Greed: His prime motivation; just as Merqury said, the abundance of the Pokemon world compared to the human world made him greedy.
  • Hidden Depths: In addition to his business acumen, he's also implied to have a background in engineering or chemistry, judging from his involvement with reinventing the Haber Process.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: His experiences in the wilds before meeting up with the others has left him comparably cynical about the world he resides in, though he maintains he's simply being 'realistic'.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's paranoid, impatient, self-righteous, and greedy, but in spite of it all, he still genuinely likes the party and doesn't want to actually hurt them.
  • Loophole Abuse: He uses this to keep the BrainStorm Brewery in Hoard up and running while Merqury was in power; as he's not a Dragon-type, he is forbidden from owning any permanent property in the city, but the brewery makes so much money, paying for the building's monthly rental costs is almost a non-issue. This seriously annoyed Merqury, who only begrudgingly let it happen.
  • Manipulative Bastard: At the end of the Hoard arc, it becomes clear that Serris was playing Ripley for a fool the entire time, just as Merqury had warned - with Merqury's V.A. infection simply being an excuse to depose him and install Ripley in his place, with Serris as the power behind the throne.
  • Mood-Swinger: He usually puts on an air of flamboyant, over-the-top theatricality, but is fully capable of reeling it in during his more serious moments; though he tends to be a Cold Ham even then.
  • Put on a Bus: He leaves the party to return to his farm shortly after Sudeaux is introduced, and is later implied to be too busy promoting his new R-Soda to rejoin them.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Usually speaks in a formal manner, but occasionally stops to say things like 'ain't' or 'whatevs', always pausing for the invisible air quotes.
  • Visual Pun: He's a snake in both senses of the word.

    Noriaki (Decidueye) 
Played by: Konkfan 7
Debut: Page 108
Crossed as: Dartrix

A butler in his human life, Noriaki is just as polite as one would expect someone of his profession to be.

  • Battle Butler: He can serve tea just as well as he can fight.
  • Death Glare: While he does his best to maintain decorum, earning his ire will also net you one of these.
  • Flechette Storm: His primary method of attack is throwing around razor-sharp feathers.
  • Nice Guy: Noriaki strives to be a polite and amicable individual, and he accomplishes this goal excellently.
  • Stepford Smiler: It's implied that his employer during his human life abused him, but this doesn't stop him from being the loyal and kindhearted person he is.

    Jani/Sarah (Purrloin)
Played by: sarysa
Debut: Page 109
Crossed as: Diglett

As a human, Jani had never played the Pokémon games and only saw a few episodes of the anime. One of the eldest of the humanmons, perhaps only surpassed by Serris and maybe Andy, she attended college at an unnamed public California university and acquired a bachelor's in Computer Science. At the time she was transported into the WHABP world, she was working as a software engineer in Pennsylvania. The transfer happened as she slept.

Arriving in the second wave, Jani the Diglett woke up underground and encountered the group as they were lounging by a stream. Unlike most of the cast, she had transdimensionally swapped bodies with a Diglett named Milly, though this didn't become known until nearly two weeks later. Given her ignorance of the series, she struggled to make sense of anything and one of her earliest adventures resulted in her getting mauled. Having her memories scrambled by a cover story she poorly fabricated, she spent about a week thinking she was a world native, and in that time contracted the Viral Aggression. Leaving the party again until Hoard, she ended up being a bit rougher around the edges and world-weary.

While in her deluded state, but prior to the events of Hoard, she managed to inadvertantly leak an incomplete chemical formula for vulcanized rubber, something she picked up in college Chemistry classes, to a Silversand scientist named Hevea. They filled in the gaps overnight and after teaming up with a local merchant, the three formed a company built around rubber and Hevea's inventions. This factors into some of Jani's absences from the party, but as it's still a fledgeling company, it has had little impact on the world.

Since the events in Hoard, an Escape Orb hitting her led the party to discover the details of how she entered the world. Milly's sisters, Tilly and Lilly, depend on Jani eventually becoming willing to evolve with them, for the sake of their survival. The two became permanent party members, but as a result of Tilly and her mother's overbearing natures, Jani was driven to seek a way out — and she did, in the form of a Transfer Orb. Said orb transformed her into a different species.

She currently masquerades as a Purrloin with the alias "Sarah Zant", a fangirlish band nut who has a thing for the Carbon Footprint band first encountered in Gleamscape. She has crafted a backstory using mostly elements of her youth...her love of metal, her time in California, among other things. At the moment, she is posing as a world native from the forest village of Lunalis. Adhering to the notion of "the most effective lies contain kernels of truth", she has done well to keep the facade going, but cracks are starting to form...

As a Diglett+ (and in general)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Jani gets a "special" beret from Hevea in Silversand, with the main purpose of hiding her bandages...since she left the hospital early. She continues wearing it even after the bandages are removed.
  • Alone in a Crowd: After the second battle with Lars, where VA infected Jani inadvertently crushes Lars' windpipe, this becomes Jani's state of mind. She skips town for a bit and unceremoniously disappeared into the ground to figure things out. Also, admittedly, was meant to avoid a Writer Cop Out as Jani's player couldn't figure out a believable way to get Jani back with the group. (Writer's Block was also a factor)
  • Call a Human a "Meatbag": While Jani thought she was a WHABP world native, she called humans meatbags. Inverted when Finley "came out" to her, where she referred to everyone as "meatbags full of memories".
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Can get plastered from one shot due to her being a literal lightweight. Improves later on — likely due to the body itself simply lacking a built up alcohol tolerance at first.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Thrust into a world she doesn't understand, she ends up being all over the map trying to find a unifying purpose — even after she gets involved with Hevea and Lucy.
  • Devil's Advocate: She does this a lot, even willing to excuse Sushi's behavior. The one mon she can't forgive is Jillian, a meat-eater (and arguable cannibal) who Jani interprets to be an herbivore. She even has second-thoughts about Bella a couple times. Though she ends up uneasily teaming up with Jillian for a short awhile after she fled the party following Hoard.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Originally was given the 8-inch Jani the "shrunken character" vision where everything seems exaggeratedly large, so she couldn't see if a tree had berries. Nixed due to being the kind of weakness that drags down the plot.
  • Fake Memories: The involuntarily self-induced variety. A cocktail of concocting a fake backstory to fool psychics before suffering considerable head trauma, a lucid nightmare lasting over a day which included a fake traumatic event, and a preachy elderly Sandslash caused Jani to think she was born and raised in an underground village of Digletts. Her human memories still exist, but are subconsciously merged with the fake memories, with unresolvable conflicts giving her severe headaches. While she eventually comes to realize (more like comes to terms with) she's human, her memories are still scrambled — particularly what humans look like.
  • Fish out of Water: Never played the games, only saw a portion of an episode or two, and overall has no clue how the world would even work. This causes her not to know the names of other Pokemon or concepts from the games.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Seems to be a staple of the character — first upon the stress of arriving in the world, then pretty much after every major conflict that didn't leave her hospitalized. While VA addled in Hoard, she drank nightly simply to get to sleep. She's not The Alcoholic, but she drinks when stressed, and the world simply stresses her out on a regular basis.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Like most characters, Jani has selective Diglett instincts for the sake of plot convenience. She easily discovered basic locomotion, which includes digging underground and digging forward while above ground, as well as a couple other basic instincts...the most out there being her ability to detect individuals on land while underground, a required secondary power for the species' signature move.
    • Her reactions to elemental forces have also been swayed by the instincts of her typing. She doesn't initially, however, have any understanding of how her other moves work, and at first ends up winging it with rather pitiful results. This improves over time.
    • She starts adopting both mole-like and Diglett-like behavior later on in the roleplay, unapologetically traveling underground (especially when alone) and even preferring to sleep underground.
  • The Movie Buff: Jani has seen a lot of film, TV, and even video games (except Pokemon, oddly enough) — both classic and contemporary, and will often equate situations to media.
  • Nerd: Fairly traditional in this regard, but complicated. She routinely geeks out on science topics, and has a science education and engineering background. A bit more extraverted than one might expect, but the Viral Aggression mostly brought that out, though she's also bit tone deaf and socially naive. Definitely more brainy than brawny, as she's lost every battle against humanmon opponents, all of which have been type-advantaged for her. Her competence against NPCs can be chalked up to Humans Are Special seeping into the RP overall.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her using the Transfer Orb has immediate deliterious effects on the sisters.
  • The Nicknamer: Occasionally comes up with flowery nicknames for species she doesn't know, placeholder names, or derisive nicknames for those she's angry at.
    • Lucille and Richard: The McGillicuddys
    • Tilly: Der Führer, when she became overbearing early into the Gleamscape arc.
    • Wentworth: Ghost Guy (after his Sableye species)
  • Paralysis by Analysis: When Jani started plotting to use the transfer orb, her tendency toward overanalysis went Up to Eleven. It got to the point people noticed her being out of it, and she recognized this very flaw, and that she must avoid it in her post-transformation life.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: There's a bit of meta going on with Jani's decision to use a transfer orb. While it was still properly built up in-game, much of it stems from her player's ongoing uncertainty with species choice — plus there are other layers of meta underscoring the finer details of that plot as well as Jani's speeches.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: After the events of the Hoard arc, Jani can't seem to return to her old self again — leading her into some rather awkward interactions thereafter. The implications of what she lived through ripple on in her interactions with the Terranport sisters.
  • Third-Person Person: NOT in the Elmo sort of way. Perhaps because she hasn't fully accepted her body's transition, she often talks about her own body as "this body", and has a detached tone when it comes to describing her sensations. She usually refers to her newly found instincts as "this thing's instincts" as well. Somewhat justified in her first battle, where her pain sensations are all out of whack versus her human experience. More or less dropped after the accident...even after she came to terms with reality, she's now far more in tune with her own body.
  • Time Travel for Fun and Profit: ...and without the pesky paradoxes to boot! (or the time travel, given WHABP is in an alternate world) Jani inadvertently gives Professor Hevea the secret to vulcanized rubber, and they start a business together along with a Silversand merchant.
  • Useless Useful Non-Combat Abilities: Jani was a career programmer and capable hacker as a human. A shame there are no computers.

While Swapped With PJ

  • The Nicknamer: The fake nicknamer, anyway. She came up with phony nicknames for those PJ hadn't yet assigned one to.
    • Andy (Honedge): Blades
    • Delilah: Del
    • Dieter: Die (briefly), then Deet
    • Goobert: Goobs
    • Marsha: Mar (same as real PJ's nickname for Marlon)

As a Purrloin+

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Usually seen with her duffel pack, mainly purchased since she couldn't even figure out how quadrupeds store things while in PJ's body.
  • Actor Allusion: "Sarah" is a very, very common corruption of sarysa — especially in voice chat.
  • Consummate Liar: Jani crafts an entire persona out of whole cloth, drawing from researching nearby islands and her college years in California, and takes it very seriously. She was a BSer as a Diglett but loses any prior ethical burdens in doing so as a Purrloin.
  • Dynamic Character: For reasons both planned and unplanned, Sarah has changed a lot since her transformation. While it was planned from the start for her to get addicted to her new life, the subsequent disappearances of Aspen, Sushi, and James forced rewrite after rewrite. That aside, she's still in the process of rapid development...
  • Falling Damage: Zigzagged for the sake of cluing the reader in — she landed on her feet (like a cat) after her Aerial Ace transformation, only get distracted and forget to brake — tumbling into a wall and passing out.
  • Fangirl: Displays this toward Carbon Footprint, and especially Aspen.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She goes a bit overboard in her first true battle as a Purrloin, hopping off a third story building and holding onto a Ditto turned Archaeops with her claws.
  • Le Parkour: Overall seems to be a staple of her time as a Purrloin, though justifiable as it's perfectly normal for cats.
  • Meaningful Name: Lampshaded. Jani's alias Sarah, as she points out, means "princess" (a common cat name) in Hebrew, and the American meaning is "happy". She certainly was happy about her change.
  • Morality Adjustment: Her increasingly selfish attitude, exacerbated by her time away from the party, has shifted her from a solid Neutral Good to a True Neutral...not a villain, but certainly not the squeaky clean protagonist she once was.
  • Ms. Exposition: She reveals quite a bit about the world, a large part of which is a lie constructed from research she did prior to meeting the party as well as information she absorbed from natives, such as Voxno, Lars, and even the Diglett sisters.
  • Roofhopping: Jani does this less than six hours after transforming — the way she sees it, the basic ability to jump is something most people take for granted.
  • Secret Identity: She crafted an entire persona, posing as a world native from a village called Lunalis.
  • Treasure Hunter: After leaving the party, she dumps her paltry funds into hunting for the ancient city of Fallo Ter, alongside other would-be treasure hunters.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Her information is adapted from more reliable narrators, with lots of "facts" sewn from whole cloth.
  • Valley Girl: In an attempt to make "Sarah"'s more California-style speaking apparent, she dips her toes into valley girl-isms, particularly liberal use of like and totally. While somewhat justified due to her persona being a music junkie with fangirlish tendencies, her creator actually spent a good portion of her life in (mainly Northern, but also Southern) California where most people do not speak this way, but adpoted this trope anyway due to the difficulty of displaying subtle differences between American accents in a text medium. This was rapidly phased out after she left the party, mainly since she no longer had to worry about being discovered.

    Andy (Honedge) 
Played by: TacoBadger
Debut: Page 112
Crossed as: Joltik

A character who has apparently existed in the immediate group for a while, Andy was introduced far later, once people realized he was present when he pitched in during a conversation. Went unnoticed so long due to being small, even for a Joltik, which is the smallest known Pokémon. Eventually used a Transfer Orb and became a Honedge.

  • Bullying a Dragon: Despite being the smallest member of the group (even smaller than most Joltik, which are known for being among the smallest Pokemon in existence), Andy has no reserves when it comes to pissing off those larger and more dangerous than him. (i.e. Sushi)
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Andy, a sociopathic, perverted jerk, frowns upon Sushi's mass murder.

    Marlon (Gallade)
Played by: Team42Larson
Debut: Page 172
Crossed as: Gallade

Like others in the main party, he was a teenager at the time of his sudden crossing into the world of Pokémon. Is probably one of the most level-headed party members, but with some clear exceptions.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Takes to wearing both a scarf and a glove in Hoard. The glove serves much more use, seeing how it allows Marlon to learn Fire Punch. Author note:the glove basically doesn't exist anymore. He has never used Fire Punch except for the one instance where it was called upon...or maybe it does again as of Danjor Island. During the pursuit of Anastasia, he converts the scarf into more of a gas mask type that he can pull over his mouth when needed.
  • Author Avatar: Is this, like the other characters. However, the ability to fight well is something that the Author doesn't have IRL.
  • Berserk Button: An acquired one (really via A Gallade's natural position), in not being able to protect those who cannot sufficiently fight back.
  • Close-Range Combatant: When fighting in the Hardcheese Tournament, he splits his attacks between this and Psychic abilities. Is his generally preferred method of fighting, though he seems to be leaning more on psychic abilities as of recent.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Very bizarrely suggests getting married to Marsha after approximately twelve hours of being a couple
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Experiences this with his girlfriend Marsha in Gleamscape thanks to Manaphy. They swap back after a few minutes. Counts as a Gender Bender as well.
  • He Knows Too Much: This is how Perigo had locked on to him in Silversand. Throughout the events of the story, he intermittently has nightmares about him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: To Goobert, as they're close friends come Finley's attack. Come Agartha, they fit this much better, even beginning to date Marsha and Delilah, also a pair of good friends. Seen less in recent arcs, as Goobert has left the party a few times since the end of the Gleamscape Arc.
  • Hey, You!: When he wakes up, he calls out to... nobody in particular. It doesn't take long for him to find the group, however. Considering later events, him finding the group can easily be seen as a case of Power Incontinence. By the next visit to Orichalcum sarysa had established the idea of sponsoring, and Marlon wasn't sponsored prior.
  • Innocently Insensitive: To Finley/Autumn in the run up to the Slaking Royalty Arc. Occurs once more during the L'Arachel arc.
  • Love Epiphany: Recognizes this with Marsha during the events of Agartha. Author note #4, I did root this in an interaction they had during Hoard but couldn't do it thanks to the general consensus of trying to push ahead and finish that arc.
  • Mellow Fellow: He is typically very laid-back and friendly to everyone in the main group. However, in times when the group faces danger, he does whatever he can to protect them.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Begins just after Agartha, as he begins to slip (ever so slightly) into Marsha's Brooklyn-styled accent. Inconsistently shows up since, but does crop up from time to time.
  • Properly Paranoid: Even before the meeting with Serris, he knew that something was very off-putting about Bella's very presence (taken to 11, painting him as almost a conspiracy theorist.) Finally served up when Bella unveils her master plan. May be a case of naivety, though, as he unwittingly played into Serris's own plans.
  • Survivor Guilt: Despite the fact that nobody dies, he feels that he could have prevented (and was the indirect cause) the near-fatal injuries sustained by Jani and Finley during Perigo's attacks. This doesn't stop him though, as he is dead-set on stopping Bella in the Hoard arc before she causes this again. After the arc concludes he faces this again, but to a smaller degree (despite having aided in delivering the killing blow.)
  • Trauma Conga Line: Take your pick, but happens in spurts. Whether it's losing his best friend three times, being injured in the first major battle he ever experienced with the party, nearly (indirectly) causing Finley/Autumn's death and the events that lead to Hoard collapsing, watching his mega stone get destroyed, or even being severely injured at L'Arachel's manor.

    Wohm (Clawitzer) 
Played by: Blackie
Debut: Page 194
Crossed as: Clauncher

A weirdo Clauncher who one day woke up in the ocean and made their way to the shore.

  • Blood Knight: His animalistic (pokemonistic?) part just wants to fight, kill and test itself
  • Hypocrite: If people Wohm meets can be described as full of themselves, he will probably try to call them out on it. Wohm is pretty full of himself as well.
  • Painful Transformation: He was disruped during his evolution, and he had to undertake the full brunt of his body changing and his personalities merging.

    Grigori (Decidueye) 
Played by: Ore-O
Debut: Page 876
Crossed as: Decidueye

A normally reserved Decidueye wanderer that joined the group in Agartha. He awoke a month ago in the frozen northern island of Arcquall.

Normally (and generally)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Took up a pair of round rimmed sunglasses in Gleamscape.
  • Anti-Hero: Comes with being a Professional Killer among a group that (usually) does not resort to killing.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Noriaki considering their bond started due to both being members of the Rowlet line.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Type II. How Leaf Blade is manifested for him. Also his main method of close range.
  • Byronic Hero: Although he mostly keeps it to himself, he has a rather distant, introspective, and somewhat cynical attitude due to his past regrets. Among the few that he opens up to are Noriaki and Eliza.
  • Chainsaw Good: His Swords Dance enhanced Leaf Blade takes the form of a chainsaw ala Kars.
  • Cold Sniper: Usually has an attitude of professionalism when things get serious.
  • Consummate Professional: Defied. He tries to maintain an air of professionalism, but his emotions often break that mask.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite his stoic demeanor, he can fire off a few barbs when prompted.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Starts off aloof and distant, but his interactions with the group, especially Noriaki and Eliza slowly warm him up.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Nearly crossed it during the L'Arachel arc during the first fight with her. Yet, this was not the first time he did as his clear regret over killing his previous lover is any evidence.
  • Friendly Sniper: Seems personable to the party for a hunter for hire.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Noriaki from the Agartha Arc outwards and most prominently during the L'Arachel Arc.
  • Professional Killer: When he lived in his world, he took this life of killing to stay afloat in society. Over time, he considered leaving the job for a more peaceful life.

In Frenzy

    Dieter (Girafarig) 
Played by: Corvus Atrox
Debut: Page 977
Crossed as: Litleo

A Girafarig enby who joined the team as a Litleo while heading to Gleamscape. Currently cursed to look like a Girafarig who took them in a few days after eating their corpse.

  • Cunning Linguist: Knows German as well as Spanish and Japanese, even though English has been generally fine.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Ate Pokemon cadavers for three months before joining as a Litleo. Was adamant about not killing them, though.

    Róisín (Roserade) 
Played by: DubhKafkaesque
Crossed as: Roserade(?)

Kafkaesque's original PC. An Irish Roserade with an apathetic demeanour and a rather complex past.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Very deadpan, very snarky. It comes with her sheer apathy to most everything.
  • Put on a Bus: Due to authorial dissatisfaction. Kafkaesque never went off the character, per se, but he realised the complex plot he had made integral to her portrayal was both full of holes and likely impossible to realise as he envisioned it.

    Vassago (Metagross) 
Played by: Clockwork_Heart
Debut: Page 1343
Crossed as: Metagross
  • Drop-In Character: Doesn't get in as many posts as his player would like, partially as a result of most of the group's posts being posted when said player is asleep, or due to being uncertain how to react. Usually explained by having him lagging behind the party for various reasons (getting lost in thoughts or calculations, damaged locomotion systems, randomly blacking out, etc.)
  • The Stoic: Displays little, if any, emotion.
  • Mighty Glacier: Slow, but strong.

    Rainmaker (Bronzong) 
Played by: Theyja
Debut: Page 1535
Crossed as: Bronzong
A humanmon who suddenly appeared in the city-state of Narcia when the group was preparing to fight L'Arachel.

    Steph (Kadabra) 
Played by: sabrina_diamond
Debut: Page 1606
Crossed as: Kadabra

    Bailey (Drifloon) 
Played by: DrNoPuma
Debut: Page 1609
Crossed as: Drifloon

A Drifloon who vaguely remembers being at a circus or carnival before entering the Pokemon world. He wears a clown/party hat.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: His species is known for taking away children (according to Drifloon's various Pokedex entries). He's a polite guy who loves hugs and wants to be friends with the other humanmons.
  • Foil: Intended as one to Spooks. Both are Ghost types played by Puma, but Bailey was created to fix the qualities he didn't like about Spooks. Spooks was silly and way too casual, and never really contributed anything to the thread. Bailey is more emotional and serious, but also kinder and more willing to interact with other characters. It's also worth noting that Spooks is singing a Louis Armstrong song when he appears at one point, but when Bailey debuts, he is simply whistling.
  • Naïve Newcomer: He joined the group long after the game had been going on for quite some time, and he knows very little about Pokemon. He's excited to learn about this new world he's in, though.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Named after James Anthony Bailey of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
  • Those Two Guys: With Rex. They both appeared at around the same time, so they tend to stick together.

    Rex (Sandshrew) 
Played by: Bluethorn
Debut: Page 1610
Crossed as: Sandshrew

A Sandshrew who awakens and joins the group at the Narcia festival.

  • Those Two Guys: With Bailey. They both appeared at around the same time, so they tend to stick together.

    Daniel von Siegfried (Mawile) 
Played by: Malfar
Debut: [1]
Crossed as: ???

The mysterious former Baron of a obscure place named Asgardia.

    Igni (Fennekin) 
Played by: MetamorphicHalis
Debut: Page 1649
Crossed as: Fennekin

A Fennekin that seemingly awoke sometime during the search in the Whispering Pines village.

  • Author Avatar: As is tradition by this point.
  • Fear of Thunder: A trait we're introduced to almost immediately, given their unfortunate circumstance of being outside in a thunderstorm.
  • Height Angst: Is oddly sensitive about their currently short stature due to not having such an issue previously.
  • Cryptically Unhelpful Answer: To a minor degree, partly out of confusion and partly out of concern.
  • Third-Person Person: Internally starts out as this, but as soon as it dawns on them that new form is real, it quickly switches to first-person instead.

    Royal (Raboot) 
Played by: SamuraiKonk
Debut: Page 1697
Crossed as: Raboot

A Raboot that appeared on the outskirts of Foxfell while the group is recovering from the Danjor Island Arc.

    Dylan (Orbeetle) 
Played by: Mr Person 2006
Debut: Page 1719
Crossed as: Orbeetle

An Gigantamax-capable Orbeetle who has been around for several years and has poor mental health.


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