Pokémon Special/Characters/Dex Holders

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Red -- The Battler

"Me? I am Red! A Pokedex Owner from Pallet Town! A 'Battler'!"

The first protagonist of the series. He starts out as an arrogant Idiot Hero who starts out thinking he's better than everyone. It took a quick defeat from Mew before he considers learning and going to Professor Oak where he starts his quest. His first Pokémon is a Poliwag named Poli, while his starter is a Bulbasaur named Saur.

  • Anime Hair
  • Brown Eyes -> Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Character Development: Goes from being an Idiot Hero to a slightly Hot-Blooded ace.
  • Cute Shotaro Boy: Remains as wide-eyed as ever even at age 16.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: He disguised himself as a TR grunt to get some info.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Finds a pair which are supposedly electric insulated in Silph Co. after defeating Lt Surge.
  • Flung Clothing: Blue pulled off the TR disguise mentioned above. Red was also pretty much stripped over the course of FRLG.
    • There was also the time when he suddenly pulled off his clothes in the RGB arc and jumped into the water in order to convince Green's Pokémon to relax, and when he went into the hot springs as well.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric with a dash of Sanguine.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic BSOD: In the first chapter of RGB and another one in FRLG.
  • Hero's Journey
  • Harmless Freezing: By Lorelei for about 2 weeks, which lead him to be displayed as a...
    • Human Popsicle: He got better, but he got terrible frostbite on his wrists and ankles.
  • Hot-Blooded: After growing out of his Idiot Hero demeanor.
  • Hot Springs Episode: With Sabrina. No, not in that way. Though it did lead to an...
  • Idiot Hero: He starts off as one in the very beginning of his quest, but later grows out of it.
  • Invisible Family: He is the only dexholder with no known family.
  • Kid Hero: Naturally all the dex holders count, but in order of appearance Red is the first.
  • The Leader: Type IV/II hybrid of the Kanto Dex holders, and the Dex holders as a whole when they come together.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Once he hits his teens, especially with that Shirtless Scene in the FRLG arc.
  • Nice Guy/Easily Forgiven: He took a frickin' bath with Sabrina, the woman who stole and tortured his Eevee. He did initially suspect her of something, but when she said otherwise he let it go pretty quickly.
    • He accepted Deoxys pretty fast despite the fact it nearly killed all his Pokémon. Granted, it could only talk through fighting before.
    • Lt. Surge. I mean, he did torture him repeatedly. And what happens when they meet up in the Yellow arc? Red's like, "Yo, what's up?"
      • However, there is a battle to decide the fate of humanity going on. It's implied that Red is up to speed on the alliance between the Rocket Admins and the Pokedex Holders.
    • Red forgave Bruno too. Red received a direct kick to the stomach from a Hitmonlee, which was rather hard to swallow, but he still forgave him considering, you know, Mind Control.
    • He would probably have forgiven Giovanni if he found out that he was the one who saved him in said "almost frozen to death situation".
    • Lorelei who was the one who encased Red in ice and as a result he got severe frostbite but the next time they meet (roughly a few years later), he doesn't even mention it and appears to have forgiven her. Then again, there were more pressing matters at hand and Lorelei did help Red and Blue escape from the Beast Trio after Team Rocket threatened her home.
  • Nice Hat: Red's hat almost never comes off. I mean, he swam and bathed in the hot springs with it on. Plus it never came off during all the training and aerial fighting he did in FRLG. To top it off, even when his jacket and shirt had already come off, his hat was still there till the last moment.
    • There was that one time when his hat came off in RGB at the Safari Zone. It was separated from him for a whole day.
  • Oblivious to Love: At first, he doesn't seem to realize that both Yellow and Misty have huge crushes on him. By the end of the GSC arc, he seems to have caught on and feels uncomfortable about resolving it until Gold gave him a way out. Plus he blushed like crazy when it was suggested that all three of them live together.
    • Characterization Marches On: People seem to have forgotten that, during their first meeting, Red once thought that Blue was cute and had a crush on her. Likewise for Misty's maids, and even Misty herself when she first introduces herself to him.
    • Red mentions that he shouldn't be focusing on girls after Misty nearly curbstomped him with her Starmie. So maybe his obliviousness is deliberate.
  • Personality Swap: Red and Green's Pokémon in RGB arc.
  • Red String of Fate: With Yellow.
  • Ship Tease: Yellow, Misty and Blue in various arcs.
  • Shirtless Scene: He gets one at the very end of FR/LG.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Since he dumped his jacket in FRLG. Also at the start of said arc, he was walking around without the jacket.
  • Taken for Granite: He was the only dex holder out of uniform and not holding the Pokédex, which pretty much ruins their guise of being real statues.
  • Take Up My Sword: After Red disappeared, Yellow used his Pikachu and Pokédex.
  • Taking You with Me: In FRLG, at the end of the Mewtwo vs. Deoxys battle, while Deoxys was grabbing Red, Red insisted that Mewtwo fire the final shot even though he knew that the attack might literally go through him.
  • We Can Rule Together: Twice offered to Red from Giovanni in RGB and The Elite Four in Yellow saga.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Still in bad shape after being frozen by Lorelei, Red has to step down from the Viridian Gym leader's position, and, consequently, was out of action for most of GSC in order to recuperate.

Red's Pokémon

Poli (Nyoro)

Red's first Pokémon that he obtained when it was only a Poliwag. Sometime before the series began, he evolved into a Poliwhirl to save a drowning Red. He evolved into a Poliwrath to rescue Red from drowning once more after his Trainer was sent into the water by Lt. Surge.

Saur (Fusshi)

Red's "starter" Pokemon that was given to him from Professor Oak after proving that he could bond and fight with it. He is a gentle and loyal creature but a powerful and versatile one as well.


A mischievous and initially stubborn Pikachu Red caught in Pewter City, Pika is one of Red's most used Pokemon.

Snor/Lax (Gon)

A Snorlax that Red caught after the bike-riding race, Snor is a major powerhouse on Red's team.

Vee (Vui)

Once a genetically-tampered Eevee that could evolve and de-evolve into any of the first three Eeveelutions, Vee is now permanently an Espeon, showing its love and trust towards his trainer.


Originally Misty's Gyarados who was experimented on by Team Rocket, this Pokemon has since been given to Red and serves as a means of transport through water as well as boasting powerful attacks.

Aero (Pte)

A Pokemon that Red revived from an Old Amber that he got from Giovanni. After being revived, Aero serves as Red's mode of aerial transport.


Green Oak -- The Trainer

(Blue in the English version)

"Trainers must train and sharpen their own senses, and be as one with the Pokemon in a battle."

He is Professor Oak's grandson and is Red's rival. His first Pokémon is a Scyther, while his starter is a Charmander. The current Viridian City Gym Leader. Does not nickname his Pokémon.

Green's Pokemon


Green's first Pokemon that he's had since it was a Scyther.


The Pokemon that Green obtained from his grandfather as a Charmander.


A Pokemon that Green won at the Game Corner as a Porygon. Initially disobedient, but became loyal after Red and Green accidentally switched Pokemon.


A Pokemon that Green has owned since it was a Machoke. He evolved into a Machamp after Red and Green accidentally switched Pokemon.


A Pokemon that was revealed when Red and Green accidentally switched Pokemon. Serves as Green's water transportation.


Blue -- The Evolver

(Green in the English Translation)

"I can fool more than silly boys!"

She's initially a sneaky thief that just seems to care for money. She is aware of her fanservice-ness, and uses this to her advantage in her cons. That said, she is actually quite competent and can defend herself via Pokémon and or by tricks. Her first Pokémon is a Jigglypuff, while her starter is a Squirtle named Blasty.

Blue's Pokemon

Jiggly (Puriri)

A Wigglytuff that Blue has owned since she was a small child.

Blasty (Kame-chan)

A Blastoise that Blue stole from Professor Oak when it was just a Squirtle.

Ditty (Meta-chan)

A Ditto that Blue uses to disguise herself.

Clefy (Pikkun)

A Clefable that Blue has owned since it was a Clefairy.

Nido/Nidory (Nido-chan)

A Nidoqueen that Blue has owned since she was a Nidoran.


A Granbull that Blue has owned since it was a Snubbull. Was once traded to Silver for his Horsea and then back.

  • Bully Bulldog
  • Cute Little Fangs: As a Snubbull.
  • Non-Elemental
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • Punny Name / Lost in Translation: In the original Japanese version, Blue's Granbull is nicknamed "ブルー (Bull)". The pun is here is that Blue's name, when written in katakana, is written exactly the same as Snubbull's Japanese name, Bull. The only reason that we know that it even has a nickname is from Netkun and the fact that Blue calls her Granbull "Bull" even after evolving. This was not caught by translators and all official English translations refer to Bull by its species name.


Yellow -- The Healer

"Humans and Pokemon can live together! I know it!"

She's the first main character in the manga not to be based on a game protagonist. Yellow appears in her own individual arc on a quest to find Red, who has mysteriously gone missing, and ends up defeating Lance. Her first Pokémon was a Rattata nicknamed Ratty caught by--you guessed it--Red. Her "starter" then was Red's Pikachu, Pika, and her "starter" now is her own Pikachu, Chuchu.

  • Achilles' Heel: See Heavy Sleeper below.
  • Action Girl: Despite her gentle personality, she definitely counts as one too.
  • Badass Adorable: Textbook example.
  • Black Eyes -> Green Eyes: with a shade of dark yellow in it, too. Perhaps Hazel Eyes?
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Yellow is probably the most pacifistic and sweet-tempered of the Dex Holders who dislikes battling so much that she'd rather render her enemies immobile instead of outright hurting them, or just plain run away. However she knows when to get serious; threaten the Viridian Forest or try to Kill All Humans, and the gloves are off.
    • Badass Grinding: Even without the Superweapon Surprise in play, she still managed to take injuries from her fight with Lance in stride, even overcoming him in spite of them. Training under Green and facing the crisis instigated by the Kanto Elite Four certainly helped this along.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She actually appears for the first time near the end of the first arc (when Red catches her Rattata for her, mentioned above), several chapters before her own arc begins.
  • Compressed Hair: Whenever she wears her hat.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone knows of her crush on Red, except Red of course. The end of the GSC chapter implies Red does know of the crush.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine with a dash of Supine.
  • Hammerspace: That pouch thing can hold her sketchbook and fishing rod without them being seen. At times it looks like she just pulls them out of her back.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Overusing her powers will force her to fall into a deep sleep, no matter how inopportune the situation. Worst situation of all was when she was inside the out-of-control Team Rocket airship. Granted, before that happened, she had to use her powers a lot more than she usually did.
  • Late Arrival Spoiler: Yellow is a girl!
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Yellow should be easy to beat in a battle, right? Her Pokémon are weaklings, she hates fighting...HOLY SHOOT HER POKEMON'S LEVELS JUST JUMPED UP ALL THE WAY TO THE EIGHTIES.
  • Limited Wardrobe: From Yellow saga to Emerald.
  • The Medic: Gifted with the powers of the Viridian Forest, Yellow has a special ability that allows her to completely heal wounded Pokémon. And all she has to do is touch them.
    • Not even that, she just needs to be near them. Though this is showcased more often with Lance, who has the same powers as her but is more competent with them.
  • Nice Hat: For a needed plot twist
    • Chekhov's Gun: That hat was given to Yellow by Blue, along with the Rainbow and Silver Wings that are worn on it.
  • Older Than They Look: Crystal, Gold and Silver, on different occasions, were shocked to learn that Yellow is a year older than them, as Yellow is almost a foot shorter.
  • Parental Abandonment: Just where are they? (but at least the fisher uncle is there...)
  • Pettanko: Helps out with the everybody-thinks-I'm-a-boy thing. Crystal, who is one year younger, clearly has bigger boobs than her. Hell, even Sapphire isn't quite as flat as Yellow as of the Emerald arc.
  • Psychic Child: Can read the minds of Pokemon and has limited telekinesis. She is the youngest of the first-generation protagonists.
  • Psychic Powers: Her Viridian-based powers include:
  • Red String of Fate: With Red.
  • Rescue Romance: How she fell in love with/started looking up to Red. It's never hinted that Red's ever realized that she's the same little girl he rescued from that rampaging Dratini all those years ago.
  • Samus Is a Girl/Bifauxnen: She conceals her gender by wearing a huge straw hat that hides her ponytail. It's only revealed later in her arc that she is, in fact, female.
    • Also, considering the Yellow chapter is the second, any instance of spoiler-marking her gender may make most of the fans groan, because You Should Know This Already.
  • She's All Grown Up: In FRLG as compared to RGB and Yellow arc. Though she could still pass for a boy, and she's still shorter than Silver (and probably everyone else, minus Emerald).
  • Ship Tease: Sprinkled liberally with Red and arguably with Silver in the FR/LG arc.
  • Skilled but Naive
  • Speaks Fluent Animal
  • Taken for Granite: It's really disputable if her mind was conscious those past 3 months since she was already awake on the reversal of the petrification.
    • Actually, since Silver states he was conscious during that time, so it's likely everyone else was too.
      • Yeah but Yellow was asleep during the petrification. Jirachi probably healed all of them and their Pokémon while unpetrifying them. Since all their Pokémon were fighting in full health, plus Red's injuries and tear on his pant knees disappeared.
  • Take Up My Sword: When Red disappeared, Yellow used his Pikachu and Pokédex.
  • Weak but Skilled: Definitely counts as this for most of the Yellow arc; given the usual power level for Dex Holders, she might still be this (when not using her Super Empowering, of course)

Yellow's Pokemon

Ratty (Rat-chan)

Yellow's first Pokemon, which Red helped her catch after he saved her. His sharp teeth have proved useful in many situation.

Dody/Dodosk (Dodosuke)

A gift from her uncle, Dody primarily serves as Yellow's mode of land transport.

Gravvy/Golosk (Golosuke)

A gift from Brock. Evolved into a Golem during the battle against Lance.

Omny/Omask (Omsuke)

A gift from Misty. He evolved into a Omastar during the battle against Lance.

Kitty/Freesk (Pīsuke)

Once a Caterpie that followed Yellow after saving its life. Kitty evolved into a Metapod then into a Butterfree during the battle against Lance.


A Pikachu that Yellow captured sometime after the battle with Lance.


Gold -- The Hatcher/Breeder

"...Pokemon are my partners! We work alongside for the same goals because we are partners!"

He's the first hero of the GSC arc. Gold comes from a well-to-do family, can be quite a flirt and thinks of Pokémon as his family as he grew up with a lot of them. His journey begins when he sees Silver steal a Pokémon from Elm's lab and decides to catch him himself. Gold's first Pokémon was an Aipom (nicknamed Aibo in Viz's translation and Ataro in Chuang Yi's translation) and his 'starter' was a Cyndaquil (nicknamed Exbo and Explotaro in Viz and Chuang Yi's releases respectively).

Gold's Pokemon

Aibo/Ataro (Ētarou)

One of the Pokemon that lived in Gold's home. He was originally the first and only Gold took on his journey until Gold realized he lost (and later retrieved) Polibo. Started out as an Aipom and later evolved when it learned Double Hit.

Exbo/Explotaro (Bakutarou)

A Typhlosion that Gold obtained as a Cyndaquil when it asked to join his team to rescue his Totodile friend that was stolen by Silver.

Polibo/Poltaro (Nyotarou)

A Politoed that was one of the Pokemon that lived in Gold's house since it was a Poliwag. After an incident involving Team Rocket, it was lost at sea but was later found and became a major part of his team. Gold initially intended for him to evolve into a Poliwrath like Red's but Polibo evolved into a Politoed after it was temporarily traded to Silver for his Seadra.

Sunbo/Sintaro (Kimatarou)

A Sunflora that Gold caught as a Sunkern. She evolved into a Sunflora during the battle against the Masked Man.

Sudobo/Utaro (Ūtarou)

A Sudowoodo that Gold saved from a Rhydon during a bike race he had with Whitney. After helping it, Gold accepted it onto his team.

Togebo/Togetaro (Togetarou)

A Togepi that Gold hatched from an egg. Due to a problem with connecting to Togebo, Gold went a while unable to evolve it. During the battle against Arceus, Gold managed to connect with Togebo, and it evolve into Togetic and Togekiss to stop the rampaging Pokemon.

  • Blow You Away: Secondary type.
  • Eggshell Clothing: As a Togepi.
  • Flight
  • Like Trainer, Like Pokemon: Gold's ability to make his hatched Pokemon like him turned a Pokemon that is known for bringing happiness into a gambling delinquent.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As a Togepi, he was badass, but won most of his battles through pure luck. Upon evolving twice, he became strong enough to face against Arceus and calm it down with a single attack. Although he didn't actually hurt it.

Tibo/Mantaro (Mantarou) and Remoraid

A Mantine that Gold encountered after being sent flying into the sea. He quickly befriended the Pokemon and uses it in conjunction with Crystal's recently-captured Remoraid to enable it to fly.


A Pichu that hatched from an egg that was produced by Red's Pika and Yellow's Chuchu. Has wild hair like his Trainer.


Silver -- The Exchanger

"No matter how much I yearn to be part of the light, darkness keeps dragging me back in."

The second hero and The Lancer of the GSC saga. He's an Anti-Hero and works in ways that aren't always very favorable. Has a secret, dark past, but is usually just a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. His first Pokémon is a Sneasel and his starter is a Totodile which he stole from the lab.

Gold (thinking in shock): It took me two months to learn that move!

    • Let's be fair with Gold, though: Silver reveals that he has been aware all the time he was petrified, and Gold pretty much handed him the bracelet then.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He starts out as one, in contrast to his game counterpart, who was a Jerkass who developed into this.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It turns out later that he's the son of Team Rocket boss Giovanni.
  • Prophet Eyes:..might be temporary.
  • Ship Tease: With Blue. A little with Yellow and Crystal too.
    • Like Brother and Sister: The Viz Translation tones down the ship tease by repeatedly mentioning that Silver sees Blue as an elder sister. He even says to Gold "She's my sister!" as he's beating the crap out of him for accidentally patting Blue's butt.
  • The Spock
  • Squee: Fangirls reaction after the release of the HGSS arc.
  • Taken for Granite: He gets better.

Silver's Pokemon


A Weavile that Silver has owned since it was a Sneasel.


A Pokemon that Silver stole from Professor Elm when it was a Totodile.


Silver's mode of flight transportation. Was first seen as a Murkrow.


A Kingdra that was once traded to Blue for her Bull but later traded back offscreen. She evolved into a Seadra offscreen and evolved into Kingdra when she was temporarily traded to Gold for his Polibo.


The Red Gyarados of the Lake of Rage. Silver captured it to stop the Pokemon there from rampaging because of Team Rocket's trouble causing.


A Pokemon Silver caught near Azalea Town. Is currently with Giovanni.


Originally Green's Pokemon but was traded to Silver to fit his missing slot after Ursaring went missing.


Crystal -- The Catcher/Capturer

"Capture complete!"

She's the third and last hero/ine of the GSC saga. Her name is usually shortened to Crys. Crystal stars in two books alone before teaming up with Silver and Gold. She was given a Pokédex after taking the job of catching Pokémon for the Professor so she can help the run down orphanage she's helping look after. Has caught all non-legendaries and is currently working as Oak's assistant. Her first Pokémon was a Smoochum named Chumee and starter is a Chikorita, (nicknamed Megaree in Viz's version and simply 'Mega' in Chuang Yi's version). Each of her Pokémon have a star on them somewhere.

  • Action Girl: More of a catcher but can battle fine too.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Her outfit in HGSS; forced on to her by her mother.
  • Blue Eyes
  • Brainy Brunette: If you count her Emerald artwork, where her hair is a dark brown. (pictured)
  • Catch Phrase: (Viz version) "Capture complete!"
    • Chuang Yi version: "Capture done."
  • The Coats Are Off: She does this quite a few times before HGSS, most notably when rescuing Bill's boat from a wild Flaafy and Dunsparce and while re-training herself at Mt. Mortar.
  • Composite Character: She currently wears Mario's Lyra's outfit from Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver. How ironic.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Emerald, the orphans, Ruby and Sapphire.
  • Extremity Extremist: She uses her Pokéballs by kicking them at her targets, a habit she developed after injuring her arms while training her capturing skills.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Hers slant upwards. Though she's nowhere near childish.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: and she succeeded, sort of...
  • Heroic BSOD: Has one when she fails to catch Suicune and understand it in GSC. Her mother has to slap her and she has to start training from scratch when she finally reboots.
  • Kick Chick: The one and only.
  • The Kirk
  • Modesty Shorts
  • Only Sane Man: Between her, Gold and Silver, she's the most responsible.
  • Ship Tease: She and Gold, though she has some with Emerald and Silver too.
  • Shorttank
  • Taught by Television: Watching Sabrina sure benefited her and the RSE gang in the Emerald saga.
  • Team Mom: To Emerald and especially to the Violet City Orphans.
  • Tsundere: Type B, mainly toward Gold (can you blame her?)
    • She's like this in regard to catching as well, normally being a happy-go-lucky girl and suddenly switching to pure, stern professionalism when catching is involved (something Bill lampshades when he sees it happen: "Is this even the same girl!?")
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Out of all the Dex holders, possibly except Platinum Berlitz (who borders between black or dark blue), she seems to have the most unnatural blue hair in the cast.
    • Though, of course, she originally had brown hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: HGSS outfit
    • And almost a Grade S too, if not for the fact that her pigtails are inverted and she doesn't have a Tsundere personality.

Crystal's Pokemon

Chumee (Mupyon)

Crystal's first Pokemon. A Smoochum that helps her catch Pokemon by stunning them with Mean Look, preventing them from escaping. Wears a star necklace around her neck that is shared with Megaree.

Megaree/Mega (Megapyon)

A Meganium that wanted to join Crystal's team after hearing about the exploits that Gold's Exbo and Silver's Feraligatr had with their Trainers. At first, Crystal didn't want him because she had a full team but decided to take him after seeing him show his determination. Wears a star necklace around his neck.

Bonee (Karapyon)

A Cubone that Crystal met after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. He uses moves that prevent the opponent from fainting to make capture easier. Has star cracks on his helmet.

Monlee/Hitmonee (Ebipyon)

A Hitmonchan that Crystal met after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. He uses his speed to quickly hit opponents. He has star stickers on his boxing gloves.


A Xatu that Crystal met as a Natu after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. She users her psychic powers to help lift Crystal into the air. She wears a star sticker on her left eye.

Parasee (Parapyon)

A Parasect that Crystal met after she was sent down a cliff from a wild Arcanine. She uses special spores made inside her body to inflict status inflictions on Pokemon, making them easier to capture. She has star patterns on her mushroom body.

Archy/Arckee (Winpyon)

An Arcanine that Crystal met when she was a child. Having been blinded in his right eye by a wild Larvitar, he went on a rampage and knocked Crystal off a cliff until she healed him later. Wears a star collar on his neck.


A Mr. Mime that Crystal brought to help out in the battle against Guile Hideout.



"True beauty lies in the heart! The heart that is capable of love!"

The first male protagonist of the RS Arc. Despite being the son of Gym Leader Norman, Ruby is deeply fixated on Pokémon contests and the beauty and appearance of his team. Naturally, this has put him at odds with his father. First Pokémon(s) are a Skitty named Coco, Poochyena named Nana and Ralts named Ruru. His starter is a Mudkip named Zuzu.

Ruby's Pokemon


One of Ruby's starter Pokemon. A Mightyena that is used in Cool rank contests.


One of Ruby's starter Pokemon. A Delcatty that is used in Cute rank contests.


One of Ruby's starter Pokemon. A Kirlia that is used in Smart rank contests. Due to being stuck with Wally for most of Ruby's adventure, she was unable to participate in contests and Popo was used in her place.


A Pokemon that Ruby got from Professor Birch. A Swampert that is used in Tough rank contests.


A Castform that used to belong to Mr. Stone until he was put into a coma because of Team Aqua. She is used in Smart Rank contests due to Ruru being with Wally.


A Milotic that Ruby caught as a Feebas, much to his chagrin. After some Character Development, he found out that even though she is ugly on the outside, she is beautiful on the inside, causing her to evolve into a Milotic, a Pokemon he had been searching for. She is used in Beauty rank contests.


A Pokemon that Ruby encountered on the Abandoned Ship. It joined his team while on Mirage Island.


Sapphire Birch

"What did you train yourself for?! Shouldn't it be to help those who are in trouble?!"

The female protagonist for the RS arc. The yang to Ruby's yin, she assists Prof. Birch in his studies and is more than ready for anything nature can throw at her. After an argument with Ruby, she sets off both their journeys with a bet - she'll see Pokémon contests in a new light if he can get all the ribbons in 80 days, while she seeks to get all the local badges in that time limit. This is inspired, in fact, by her own encroaching 11th birthday and the fact she wants to beat Red's record for defeating the Gym leaders. First Pokémon is an Aron named Rono while starter is a Torchic named Toro.

  • Action Girl: So very much.
  • Adaptational Badass: She's certainly more aggressive than May is as a NPC.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Badass Normal: One of a small list of humans who fight Pokémon unaided. She does have her own, but she's hardly helpless without them.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Only when she's in her jungle outfit.
  • The Bet: Both she and Ruby made a bet to accomplish their goals within 80 days. It ends in a tie.
  • Blue Eyes
  • Book Dumb: Subverted. Once she got the tough-sounding words out of the way, she went down as the first to score perfect marks in Roxanne's written exam gym challenge.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Breaking a (weakened) fountain and sprinting while carrying two full-grown men and a woman near the start of the arc should give you an idea what she's capable of.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Cute Little Fangs: Probably to emphasize how a Wild Child she is.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Hilariously with Ruby.
    • Played straight in the beginning, but in the Emerald arc, she's pretty much ready to beat the shit out of him whenever he claims to have forgotten what exactly happened during the RS climax, including their love confessions to each other.
  • Hero Worshipper: Red's achievements were actually the motivation for her journey in the first place.
  • Hot-Blooded: Not as much as Pearl, Gold, or Black though (She may have started out on par with them, but she mellows out by the end.)
  • The Ingenue: Was this when she was younger. It's also part of what crushed the younger Ruby so much when he thought he'd scared her.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She has absolutely no qualms in going around in a leaf bikini or taking her clothes off in front of strangers.
  • Jungle Princess: She becomes this due to believing...
    • It's All My Fault: That same Salamence in Ruby's tragic backstory cut him up before he chased it off. She blamed herself for her own weakness and inability to fight, and went native as part of her assistance in Prof. Birch's research to rectify that. Along the way, she engaged in some badass grinding, and only went from there after her wager with Ruby.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Tomboy to Ruby's Camp Straight. The fact that she's named after the blue colored Sapphire, while Ruby is named after the pink or red colored Ruby accentuates this.
  • The McCoy
  • Significant Name: She's named after the Blue-colored Sapphire, which fits quite well with her status as the blue girl to Ruby's pink boy.
    • Her birthday is at 20th of September, in which her birthstone is sapphire.
  • Skirt Over Slacks: When she's actually wearing clothes, anyway.
  • Tomboy: Her goal is to beat all of the gym leaders in Hoenn, and she scoffs at the idea of participating in contests.
  • Tsundere: To Ruby. Type A.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: With Ruby as the Uptight and her as the Wild.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: While normally fearless, a recount of her fight with Frontier Brain Tucker during the Emerald saga suggests she still has trouble dealing with Salamence, most likely due to her previously mentioned encounter with one.
  • Wild Girl: Gold's nickname for her. Sounds accurate.

Sapphire's Pokemon

Dono (Dorara)

An Aggron that Sapphire got as her first Pokemon.

Toro (Chamo)

A Blaziken that Sapphire got from her dad as a Torchic.

Walo (Eruru)

A Wailord that Sapphire borrowed from her father. Serves primarily as her mode of water transportation and is never used in battle.

Pilo (Tororo)

A Tropius that Sapphire borrowed from her father. Mostly serves as her mode of air transportation and is rarely used in battle.

Dono (Dorara)

A Donphan that Sapphire met a Mauville City. After helping her stop a rampaging robot, he joined Sapphire's team.

Relo (Jirara)

A Relicanth that Sapphire caught during the Groudon and Kyogre debacle.


A Pokemon that Sapphire encountered on the Abandoned Ship. It joined her team while on Mirage Island.



"It's not the Pokemon battles that I like! It's the Pokemon... and the people who like Pokemon!"

The protagonist of the Emerald arc. He is the second main character in the manga not to be based on a game protagonist. A trainer who loves Pokémon battles but not Pokémon (at first), he utilizes a variety of gadgets and is a genius at item battles. He challenges the Hoenn Battle Frontier in his arc, claiming that he will subdue the Frontier Brains in the seven days prior to the opening ceremonies. This coincides with the appearance of Jirachi in the Battle Frontier. He's the only main character whose first Pokémon is actually a starter, in this case Sceptile.

Emerald's Pokemon


Emerald's starter Pokemon that got from the Battle Factory. Briefly partnered with Wally before being lost at sea.


A Pokemon that Emerald encountered when he first arrived at the Battle Frontier. She later followed him because she wanted join his team.


A Pokemon that Emerald encountered at the Battle Pike. It later followed him because it wanted join his team.


A Pokemon that went rampaging because of Guile Hideout. After being calmed down, it was given to Emerald by Norman.

Mr. Mime

A Pokemon that went rampaging because of Guile Hideout. After being calmed down, it was given to Emerald by Norman.


A Pokemon that went rampaging because of Guile Hideout. After being calmed down, it was given to Emerald by Norman.



The first hero of the DP arc. His name is usually shortened to Dia. He's the fool in the comedy duo . He's always shown to be always eating and sleepy. But despite his foolish looking face, he is also quite sensitive to his surroundings and can detect the smallest things in a situation. First Pokémon is a Munchlax named Lax and starter is a Turtwig named 'Tru'.

Diamond's Pokémon

Lax (Bē)

A Munchlax that is Dia's first Pokemon.

Tru/Wig (Rū)

A Pokemon that was supposed to go to Platinum's bodyguards but ended up with Dia.

Don (Pū)

A Bastiodon that Dia got as a Shieldon from Byron. He evolved during the infiltration of Team Galactic's base.

Tung (Rī)

A Lickilicky that Dia encountered as a Lickitung. It attacked the president of the Poketch company for teasing it and evolved when Dia battled him to protect the man.


A Mamoswine that Platinum caught and later gave to Dia.

A Regigias that Platinum encounter after her defeat at the hands of Jupiter. It saved her, Candice, and Maylene and snuck into her Poke Ball so it can come and help them later during the final battle against Cyrus. Due to orders it was given in the past, it refuses to leave its Poke Ball unless it's necessary.


A Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum encountered in the Old Chateau. It tricked and teased them by going into various appliances, but they eventually found it and trapped it in a television. Later, Dia and Pearl returned to the Old Chateau to protect Rotom from Charon and befriended it. After Charon was defeated, it joined Dia.



"To me, everything begins with one's willpower!"

The second hero of the DP arc. He's the straight man of the comedy duo and is very loud and shouts quite a lot. He's somewhat The Leader of the team. First Pokémon is a Chatot named Chatler and starter is a Chimchar named Chimler. His father is the leader of the Battle Frontier, and thus he has a great wealth of battling and training knowledge, which he often shares with Platinum Berlitz.

  • Androcles' Lion: Helping that wild Luxray had its perks.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: His preferred method of admonishing a Dope Slap to Dia.
  • Awesomeness By Analysis: can tell what attack a Pokémon is going to use just by looking at their movements.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Pearl's the tsukkomi.
  • Decoy Protagonist: No he's not as important to the plot as Diamond or Platinum. But early chapters would have you believe otherwise, and internally he's still vaguely their leader.
  • Determinator: Well he is very closely related to Azelf, the Pokémon of willpower.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: Him and Diamond.
  • Heroic BSOD: Goes into one after failing to protect Azelf from Team Galactic. He snaps out of it quickly, though.
  • Hot-Blooded: Possibly moreso than Gold as he shouts almost every chapter.
  • Keet
  • The McCoy: Until he turns into a Kirk by the end of the DP arc.
  • No Indoor Voice
  • No Time to Think: A wild Stunky stink-bombs Platinum unconscious after multiple bike-riding failures agitate it, and she starts rolling straight downhill. Pearl saves her ass from a messy trip off Cycling Road by utilizing Prinplup and Chimlord's abilities - the sheer level of intrinsic knowledge and reflexive thought required drives this troper to manly tears.
  • Ship Tease: With Platinum, especially in the early chapters.
  • Somebody Else's Problem: He at first doesn't want to have anything to do with Team Galactic because he believes that his and Dia's only priority is to protect Platinum.
  • Tsundere: Is this to Platinum and Dia, but especially heavy on the tsun to Dia, as shown here -- the moment is also a CMoH.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Orange.
  • The Leader: Type III due to his overbearing personality, though technically it's supposed to be Platinum.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He unleashes his entire team (and Rotom) out at Charon when he thinks that Dia is killed.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Dia calmly calls him out for not listening to his opinions and generally treating him like his underling. He realizes his mistakes, however, and the two quickly patch up after their battle with Cyrus.

Pearl's Pokémon

Chatler/Chahiko (Perahiko)

Pearl's first Pokemon that he uses in his and Dia's Manzai skits. Tends to repeat everything says.

Chimler/Chimhiko (Saruhiko)

A Pokemon that was supposed to go to Platinum's bodyguards but ended up with Pearl.

Rayhiko (Torahiko)

A Luxray that once had its claws broken as a Luxio and was ostracized from its pride. After Pearl helped it connect with its pride again, Rayhiko eventually evolved and became the leader. Later, it joined Pearl's team to help him face off against Team Galactic.

Zelhiko (Zeruhiko)

A Buizel that was caught in the explosion of one of Team Galactic's bombs and gained a distrust of humans in the process. Pearl captured it while training but the Pokemon doesn't want to listen to him.


A Diglett that Pearl caught while training to battle Team Galactic.

Tauhiko (Taurohiko)

A Tauros that Pearl caught while training to battle Team Galactic.


Platinum Berlitz

"...It's an interesting world out there. I've learned many things I wouldn't otherwise have if I'd stayed cooped up at home!"

The third hero of the DP arc and the heroine of the Platinum arc. She is the princess of the group and is supposedly on a journey to Mt Coronet to honor a family tradition. She acts very snobbish at first but is later revealed to be also sheltered and curious. First Pokémon is a Ponyta and her starter is a Piplup. She's lightened up quite a bit in the Platinum arc.

  • Action Girl: She mowed down the gyms faster than Sapphire and is currently battling the Brains without losing yet! (Though in all fairness, Diamond and Pearl help alot)
  • Bad Liar: Whenever she lies, it's ......not very convincing.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Many of the new experiences she picks up on her journey end up helping her out in her Gym Battles.
    • Chekhov's Boomerang: And one of her learned skills (mastering roulette) was used again in the Platinum arc.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: To Dia and Pearl. She acts all snobby at first and considers the two as just mere hired commoner guards but later warms up to them.
  • Determinator: During her first Super Contest.
  • Eyes of Gold + Gray Eyes
  • Fan Nickname: "Platina," because Platinum doesn't sound like a girl's name.
  • Lady of War: Is technically one due to her personality and prowess in battle.
  • The Leader: Type IV of the Sinnoh leaders, though its sometimes shared with Pearl.
  • Magic Skirt
  • Nice to the Waiter: It takes time for her to act like this to Dia and Pearl, but once the truth got found out they eventually do become her True Companions.
  • No Name Given: Her real name isn't revealed in the manga until the release of Pokémon Platinum.
  • Oblivious to Love: Is completely clueless about Diamond's obvious crush on her.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Before the Platinum Version game was released, she didn't want to give her real name to commoners. Her nickname may be "Ojou-sama", "Missy", or "Lady" depending on the version you're reading.
  • The Ojou
  • The President's Daughter
  • Rich Bitch: A little bit at first.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor In Sense: As she is rich enough to (relatively) do whatever she wants, she has a little trouble in the Battle Castle, where only Castle Points may be spent, as this is the first time she has a limited budget to achieve her ends.
  • Rule of Sexy: So she wears a hat, a scarf, long sleeves; stuff perfect for winter. But that doesn't stop her from wearing only a skirt, exposing her legs.
  • The Smart Girl: Platinum says she reads ten books per day and she is very much associated with the Pokémon of Knowledge, Uxie.
  • Ship Tease: With both Dia and Pearl.
  • The Spock
  • Spoiled Sweet
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Although by the end of the DP arc she's mostly just Sugar.
  • Taught By Experience: How she mainly wins her Gym battles.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her black socks/stockings are above the knee unlike her game and anime counterparts.

Platinum's Pokémon


Platinum's first Pokemon and her mode of transportation. Started out as a Ponyta but later evolved.

  • Butt Monkey: Poor, poor Rapidash. As a Ponyta, all he would do is lose horribly in whatever battle he was put in. It wasn't until Platinum's battle against Byron that he finally won a battle and evolved not long after.
  • Cool Horse
  • Flaming Hair
  • Playing with Fire


The Pokemon that Platinum chose for herself while starting her journey. Started out as a Piplup and later evolved into a Prinplup and Empoleon.


A Pokemon that Platinum caught while on her way to Snowpoint City.


A Pokemon that once belonged to Candice. She was given Froslass during the battle on Spear Pillar.


A Pokemon that once belonged to Volkner. She was given Pachirisu during the battle on Spear Pillar.


A Pokemon that once belonged to Gardenia. She was given Cherrim during the battle on Spear Pillar.



The male protagonist of the BW arc, he is an eager boy who wishes to challenge Gym Leaders and the Elite Four. First Pokémon are a Rufflet named Brav and a Munna named Musha while his starter is a Tepig named Tep.

  • Amulet of Dependency: Defied when it comes to Musha. Black refuses to have Musha help him focus in Gym battles, as he feels that he wouldn't be a good trainer if he were that dependent on his Pokémon.
  • Awesomeness By Analysis: But usually only when his Munna's helping him out; otherwise he's far too distracted.
  • Badass Bookworm: Surprisingly, he is very studious and reads up on various information on his own (but only when said subject is on Pokemon, of course). Before going on his journey, he looked up to see who the current Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Champion were and also looked up his own Pokemon to see what they would eventually evolve into.
    • Black has claimed that, since he was little, he would go to the local library to look up anything he didn't already know.
  • Brown Eyes
  • Character Development: After being the jerk who blew off his friends for his dreams, he obviously cares for White, Cheren and Bianca even more. Shown in newer chapters.
  • Childhood Friends: To Cheren and Bianca
  • Ditzy Genius
  • Face Fault: As a consequence for his being Super OCD, he's rather prone to this.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: When White is going to compete in the Battle Subway, he acts like this, since he had turned down his own chances at trying it out, only for White to do so herself. This leads to a minor case of...
    • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy, as Black is encouraged to by Marshal to be a true friend and help White catch a Pokemon so that she can prepare for the Battle Subway. He even gives her Brav so she can have enough Pokemon to participate.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Hyper Awareness: He has very good deducing skills, but only after his head is cleared with his Munna's help.
  • Invisible Parents: Cheren mentions that he has both a mother and a father, but they were never shown.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He blew off his friends pretty quickly to start his adventure and would much rather obtain badges then take responsibility for the debt he placed on the B&W Corporation. That said, if he is called out on this, he will make an effort to fix that attitude.
  • Large Ham: Just see his quote.
  • The Leader: Type III among Cheren and Bianca.
  • No Indoor Voice
  • Ship Tease: He spent the whole night frantically searching for White, and when he sees a mysterious figure holding her, he brings out his whole team to fight against them.
  • Shout-Out: His personality seems somewhat based on Black Star's, as shown with his constant shouts of YAHOO! and his dream to be the best trainer.
  • Super OCD: Because he is incapable of thinking about anything but challenging the Pokémon League, he needs his Munna to eat away his dreams so that he can concentrate on the matters at hand.
    • Fatal Flaw: And he really can't function without his Munna. In fact, just thinking too hard without it will cause him to pass out from exhaustion.
  • To Be a Master: His goal.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Cheren verbally chews Black out for leaving him and Bianca in Nuvema with broken Pokedexes.
  • Work Off the Debt: Black has a massive debt for destroying a movie set which White paid for. He is now stuck with her.
  • Wingding Eyes: When he's analysing a situation after his mind has been 'blanked'. As seen here.


Black's first Pokemon that he uses to eat his dreams to enhance his senses.

Brav (Warr)

Black's second Pokemon that he uses for air travel.

Nite; previously Tep (Buoh; previously Poka and Chao)

Black's "starter" Pokemon that he got from Professor Juniper.


A Galvantula Black caught in Accumula Town.


A Carracosta that Black caught in Nimbasa City as a Tirtoua.



"Anything from acting in dramas, films, ads, plays to printing, please leave it to the BW Agency!!"

The female protagonist of the BW arc, she is the president of a company that rents out Pokémon for commercial purposes, such as TV shows.

  • Anime Hair
  • Blue Eyes
  • Doing It for the Art: Even if she loses money doing so, she always makes sure her Pokémon are in top shape and that her clients are satisfied.
  • Genki Girl: She's very...eccentric.
    • Part of it is an act to get work and promotion for her business.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She says this word for word when the massage spa manager mistakes Black to be her boyfriend and insists that she go on a cruise with him.
  • Honor Before Reason: She'll do anything if her company's reputation is on the line.
  • Heroic BSOD: After Gigi abandons her for N, complete with Dull Eyes of Unhappiness. Has since rebooted and is looking into the Battle Subway for an OS upgrade.
  • Improbable Age: Though we don't know her age yet, she is most definitely not an adult yet she works as the representative of a company.
  • Insistent Terminology: Tells Black to call her "Boss" ("President" in the Japanese version).
  • The Leader: type IV/I of the Black and White duo, even though she can't fight.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Unlike most examples, this signifies her depression. Incidentally, fans all agree she's much prettier with her hair down.
  • Lovable Coward: Gives off this vibe, considering that her first reaction to being attacked by Pokémon always seems to be screaming.
  • Neutral Female: She flat out tells Black that she has no Pokémon of her own and that she never participated in a battle in her life. Is looking to hack out the "neutral" via the Battle Subway.
    • Both the above tropes are somewhat ironic, considering that the female PC she's based on is a Memetic Badass.
  • Oh Crap: She freaks when she realizes that due to someone else's carelessness she doesn't have the Pokémon needed for a shooting.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She doesn't actually expect Black to pay the entirety of his massive debt and only wants his Tepig around for a few more shootings.
    • She also gives him time to train for his own goals.
  • Ship Tease: At one point, she notices that she has been talking about Black a lot, and talks about how he is actually pretty cool. It doesn't help that she tries to make up an excuse.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Took a Level in Badass: She started out as not being a Trainer. After the incident with N, White decided to learn how to defend herself but wasn't very good at it initially. After training on the Battle Subway, White goes from being unable to defeat a single Pokemon to actually managing to get far enough to face the Subway Bosses, Ingo and Emmet.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sort of. White screams in fear when she sees the Servine that N gave to her after he took her Gigi, but is ultimately revealed to be confusion instead of straight fear. Becoming species-phobic appears less likely.

Gigi (Bubu-chan)

A Tepig from the BW Agency.


A Pokemon that White received from N, after he took away Gigi.


A Deerling that White caught in Nimbasa.


A Stunfisk that White caught during her Battle Subway training.


A Stunfisk that White caught during her Battle Subway training.


A Solosis that White caught during her Battle Subway training.



The second male protagonist of the Black & White chapter. Along with Bianca, he is a childhood friend of Black and chose Snivy as his starter Pokemon (Actually, Bianca chose it for him).


Originally a Pokemon that Professor Juniper prepared for upcoming Trainers. It eventually ended up in Cheren's hand after Bianca gave it to him.


A Pokemon that Cheren obtained offscreen as a Pidove.



"Wow...Pokémon are so powerful! But so small! I love my new Pokémon friends!"

The second female protagonist of the Black & White chapter. Along with Cheren, she is a childhood friend of Black and chose Oshawott as her starter Pokemon.


The Pokemon Bianca chose for herself. It has the tendency to go crazy whenever it gets angry.


A Pokemon that Bianca caught sometime before getting to Castelia.