List of Pokémon Adventures characters

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A collage of the series characters, not including characters from the Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X and Y installment. Clockwise: Emerald (center), Yellow (Top Center), Red, Gold, Ruby, Green, Silver, Sapphire, Blue, Crystal

This is a list of fictional characters featured in the Pokémon Adventures manga.



Red (レッド Reddo?) is a Trainer who starts off in Pallet Town as an aspiring trainer with a Poliwhirl, believing himself to be superior to his peers. He is sent on a journey to better himself as a trainer and a person, displaying amazing feats of courage and a strong sense of justice. He starts his Pokémon journey with a Bulbasaur he received from Professor Oak, which evolved into Ivysaur and later Venusaur. He is rivals with Professor Oak's grandson, Blue.

In the first arc, Red suffered his first overwhelming defeat when he failed to capture the mysterious Mew, leading him to Professor Oak for advice on becoming a better Pokémon trainer. This led him to a long journey all across Kanto, crossing paths with Blue and Green along the way. During his journey, he became entangled in many plots by the nefarious Team Rocket, effectively foiling them each time. Together with Blue and Green, Red ultimately defeated Team Rocket when they tried to take control of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. He later defeated the Team Rocket leader Giovanni in a one-on-one Pokémon battle and captured Team Rocket's ultimate weapon, the genetically created Pokémon Mewtwo. Finally, Red participated in the Indigo Plateau Pokémon League Tournament, defeating his rival Blue in the final match and becoming the Pokémon Champion.

Red played a smaller role in the Yellow saga, during which he was captured by the Elite Four, portrayed as a quartet of evil Pokémon trainers, after refusing to participate in their plans. He was later rescued by who he believed to be Giovanni, and defeated the Elite Four alongside his allies. In the Gold, Silver & Crystal saga, he tried to run for the new Gym Leader of Viridian City, but injuries sustained from when he was captured by the Elite Four prevented him from doing so. He later helped his allies defeat the Mask of Ice (Pryce), the leader of Neo Team Rocket.

Red returned to a leading role in the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, when he teamed up with Blue and Green to rescue Professor Oak, who had been kidnapped and taken to the Sevii Islands. While there, he encountered a newly revived Team Rocket and the evil Pokémon Deoxys. After his team lost to them, Mewtwo appeared to help them. The team then managed to defeat Giovanni and Deoxys and other companions once and for all, but, along with the rest of his team, was turned into stone doing so. Luckily his Pikachu hadn't been with him when he was petrified. Red's Pika and Yellow's Chuchu helped to search for Red, Yellow, and their newborn Pokémon, Pichu. Gold joined the rescue team to save his seniors and his rival, Silver. He and his companions were eventually freed from their petrified forms in the Emerald saga.

In Japan, Red was voted by readers from the series as its most popular character in 2005 & 2011.[1]


Blue, known in Japan as Green Ōkido (Ōkido Gurīn (オーキド・グリーン?)) is a Trainer who starts his journey with a Charmander and continues to train it well throughout his adventures even after it evolves into Charizard. Starting out quite cocky and aloof, Blue grows more down-to-earth and sociable as the series progresses. He specializes in training Pokémon, even those that are not his. He is the rival of Red, though the ferocity of their rivalry has toned down as the series progresses. He is also Professor Oak's grandson.

In the first arc, Blue attempts to capture the mirage Pokémon Mew, but backs down as soon as he realizes his opponent is far superior. Witnessing Red's attempt to catch it without hesitation sparks his resentment. He later encounters Red again in Viridian Forest, when he begins to reconsider his view of Red when he helps heal the wounded young of a Kangaskhan he has been trying to capture. Seeing each other's faults, Blue and Red become official rivals. After Red saves him when he becomes possessed by a wild Gastly in the Pokémon Tower, Blue collaborates with him to defeat Team Rocket member Koga. When they later encounter, they accidentally swap all their Pokémon with each other, so Green takes the liberty of training Red's Pokémon to their limits. The two rivals work together again, this time with Green, when Professor Oak is kidnapped by Team Rocket, narrowly defeating Koga again as well as the captured Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. Applying everything he learned from Red, Blue faces off against Red in the final match of the Indigo Plateau Pokémon League Tournament. Although he loses the battle, he considers Red to be a true friend and important companion. In the Yellow saga, Blue helped train the rookie Pokémon trainer Yellow during her search for Red, who had been kidnapped by the Elite Four. Teaming up with his allies, as well as his former enemy Koga, Blue helped defeat the Elite Four. In the Gold, Silver & Crystal saga, Blue took Red's place when he withdrew from a test to become the Gym Leader of Viridian City. He later defeated his childhood teacher, the Gym Leader Chuck, in a tournament pitting all Johto Gym Leaders against the Kanto Leaders. He and the other Gym Leaders were tricked into boarding the Magnet Train while it was rigged to crash, but were narrowly rescued by Red. He accompanied his allies again to defeat the Mask of Ice of Neo Team Rocket. In the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, Blue helped Red disband the newly resurrected Team Rocket but was turned to stone doing so. He was eventually released in the Emerald saga.

He was voted as the eighth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]


Green, known in Japan as Blue (ブルー Burū?) is the thief who stole the starter Pokémon, Squirtle, from Professor Oak as, having been kidnapped long ago by Ho-Oh, she could never have a Pokédex, nor her own Pokémon, because no one knew she was from Pallet Town, and no one would find reason to offer these gifts to a stranger. She makes her debut in Volume 2, by trying to sell fake items to Red after flirting with him. As the series progressed, however, she decides to team up with the other Pallet Town trainers, Red and Blue, in order to defeat Sabrina of Team Rocket.

Green returned later in the saga, having qualified for the Pokémon League Tournament. She progressed through the tournament and made it into the semifinals, but was defeated by Professor Oak, who used bird Pokémon, as it was her phobia. Upon learning of her problem, Professor Oak took pity on her, gave her the third Pokédex and forgave her for stealing his Squirtle.

In the Yellow Saga, set two years later, Green was a sort of "shadow" trainer, trailing Yellow. She was the one who sent Yellow on a mission to find Red, and disguised herself as a boy. In the third volume, it is revealed that she had been snatched at the age of five by a mysterious bird Pokémon, which gave her a debilitating phobia of bird type Pokémon. Green blamed the Elite Four for this disaster, carrying a grudge against the Elite Four into the Gold/Silver saga.

In the Gold, Silver & Crystal saga, Green first appeared in volume 13, when she was shown at a Pokémon Gym Leader's Tournament. It is revealed that she and Silver were two of the Masked Children, and had escaped from the grasp of the Mask of Ice, the leader of Neo Team Rocket, at a young age, while others abducted along with them remained and became the Mask of Ice's servants. Because of this she shares a close bond with Silver and frequently treats him like a younger brother. She later helped out in the final battle against the Mask of Ice by using the three legendary birds with Red and Blue, and overcame her bird phobia whilst protecting Silver.

In the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, Green appears going to the Sevii Islands to meet her parents. However, Psychic Pokémon Deoxys captured her parents, causing Green to faint. When she awoke, she teams up with Red and Blue to fight Deoxys. In the end of this saga, they manage to stop Deoxys and disband the newly revived Team Rocket, however, she is turned to stone in the process.

She, along with the Kanto Pokédex holders, appear in the Emerald saga. However, she was still petrified. It was only at the near end of the chapter that she escapes from the stone.

She was voted as the ninth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]


Yellow (イエロー Ierō?), also known as "Amarillo del Bosque Verde" (Yellow de Tokiwa Grove (イエロー・デ・トキワグローブ Ierō de Tokiwa Gurōbu?)), is a Trainer born in the Viridian Forest. A character exclusive to Pokémon Adventures, she has the powers to heal Pokémon and hear their thoughts. A happy-go-lucky girl who isn't very good at Pokémon battling, she essentially dislikes Pokémon battles because she cannot bring herself to hurt them. There have also been hints throughout the manga that shows that she has a crush on Red.

She first appeared in the final volume of the first arc, though her name is not revealed until the Yellow saga. Having lost her way in the Viridian Forest, Yellow was attacked by a wild Dratini. Red saved her and escorted her back to her hometown, Viridian City, and helps her catch her first Pokémon, a Rattata. Later, Yellow found Red seriously injured following his battle with Giovanni, and nursed him back to health.

Two years later, Yellow showed up at Professor Oak's lab disguised as a boy. Green sends her on a mission to rescue Red from the Elite Four, because of her mysterious Viridian Powers that allow her to heal and communicate with Pokémon. It is revealed that every few years, a baby of Viridian Forest is blessed with these powers. Lance, the leader of the Elite Four and Giovanni of Team Rocket also have these powers. Her true gender is revealed only at the end of Volume 6, but she puts off informing Red of it.

In the Gold, Silver & Crystal saga, Yellow traveled to Johto and meets up with Crystal. It is revealed that Yellow was the one who woke up the 3 legendary beasts - Suicune, Raikou, and Entei - from within the Burned Tower in Ecruteak. The two of them work together briefly, until they are separated by Lugia at sea.

After the attack, Yellow and her uncle washed up on shore, where they were brought to the daycare center run by an elderly couple. Soon, the center is attacked by a group of Neo Team Rocket members who seem only to be interested in Yellow's hat. In truth, the two feathers on her hat were the Silver Wing from Lugia and the Rainbow Wing from Ho-Oh, the keys to traveling in time, stolen from the Mask of Ice many years ago and planted there by Blue. This explained why the Mask of Ice has been trying to catch Lugia and Ho-Oh.

After fleeing from the center, Yellow continues to Ilex Forest, where she found Crystal, Silver, Red, Blue, and Green battling the Mask of Ice. As the Mask of Ice captured Celebi and traveled back in time, they found that Gold was trapped within time and needed the feathers to be freed. Gold and Yellow finally realize that the Wings are on her hat, and she is forced to take it off in front of Red in order to save Gold. At this point, Red finally learned Yellow's true gender.[2]

During the FireRed and LeafGreen arc, Yellow (having grown older) returned to Viridian City. While there, she met Silver, who believed that he may have originally come from this area and had ties to the Viridian Gym before he was kidnapped by Mask of Ice, and is now looking for his family. With her aid and the sudden arrival of the Team Rocket operatives Orm and Sird (whom the two promptly face in a battle), Silver learned that he was the son of Giovanni, former Viridian City Gym leader and head of Team Rocket. After he was kidnapped by the evil duo, Yellow gave chase on her Butterfree, and soon managed to break into the Team Rocket helicopter to rescue him. Yellow is not a fighter but as she grows angry her Pokémon's level rise to eighties, making her as dangerous as the other Kanto champions in battle. Sird strongly believed that if the two had engaged into battle with her, they would have lost. She later reunited with Red, Blue and Green, and helped permanently disband Team Rocket in the Sevii Islands, but got turned to stone while doing so.

She was released from stone in the Emerald Arc. She commanded Pika (Red's Pikachu), Chuchu (her Pikachu), and Gold's Pichu to use Volt Tackle together to finish off Guile's giant Kyogre.

She was voted as the fourth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1] In 2005 official character poll, Kusaka Hidenori revealed the character's Red and Yellow to be in a relationship. Fans also considered Yellow as the mascot of the Pokémon Adventures manga.


Gold (ゴールド Gōrudo?) is an incredibly athletic boy, somewhat goofy and lives in a house full of various Pokémon Hailing in New Bark Town. Because of this, the neighbours have dubbed him "The Pokémon boy". He started with the Pokémon Cyndaquil. Gold is immature and mischievous, and likes playing billiards, but sometimes he may use his Pokémon to cheat. He often listens to the radio because of his idol, DJ Mary from the Goldenrod Radio Station. He usually wears a pair of goggles and travels on a scooter. Instead of throwing or kicking his Poké Balls, he uses a billiard cue to shoot them out. Gold's hobbies include gambling, skateboarding, and trying foods from different cities. Professor Oak noted that while Red had some odd habits, Gold is much more immature and mischievous. Gold's special skill, as described by Prof. Oak, is Pokémon hatching and is known as the "Breeder". He has the ability to draw out the largest potential of a baby Pokémon, having lived with Pokémon his whole life.

As one gets to know Gold better though, one finds he’s a kind-hearted but very hot-headed young man who doesn’t seem to think things over well. When he first met Bugsy, he mistook him for a female and asked him out for tea. He also asked Jasmine, the Olivine City Gym Leader out on a date once. When he first met Crystal he did not get along with her (Calling her prissy and picky) and when Crystal took the burnt food that he gave to her, he said that the blackness of the food matches her personality, and also attempts to comment on her outfit always interrupted by her. At the end of the saga he flirted with Yellow, not knowing that she was a year older, until Crystal told him information about Yellow.

Along with the new protagonists, his rival Silver, and Crystal, they fight with Red and his friends against the Mask of Ice, and in the end, manage to cure Pryce (the true identity of the Mask of Ice) of his sadness with the help of Celebi. After Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Silver are petrified into stone by the after-effects of the energy blast caused by Deoxys, Gold and Crystal re-appear in the Battle Frontier saga, where the new protagonists Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire are battling against Guile Hideout, in hopes of achieving a goal that the current main characters are clueless about; reviving their old companions, who are statues trapped at the end of the top room of the Battle Tower.

In the HeartGold and SoulSilver arc, Gold returns as a main character, and takes part in the Pokéathlon. Ultimately he bears the responsibility of calming Arceus down.

He was voted as the second most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]


Silver (シルバー Shirubā?) is a silent and cold boy but later is shown to care for his friends. Silver was kidnapped by the Mask of Ice as a child, and grew up alongside Green. Silver is very fond of Green and the two share a close bond close to that of a younger brother and older sister (as mentioned when Gold accidentally hits Green's bottom, resulting in Silver beating Gold up.). As the years went by, however, the two children escaped and began their lives anew. While Green traveled to Kanto and stole Professor Oak's Squirtle, Silver traveled to Johto and stole Elm's Totodile under Lance's orders. In the end of the saga, he reunites with Green and helps in defeating the Mask of Ice and disbanding his organization, Neo Team Rocket.

Silver makes his reappearance in the FireRed and LeafGreen arc as he is searching for clues to find his family. After seeking the help of Yellow who happened to be in Virdian City at the time, Sird of Team Rocket told Silver that he was Giovanni's son. Silver refused to believe this, until Giovanni risked his life to save him. This caused Silver to accept Giovanni as his father, and decide to help him find redemption. In the end of the saga, he is turned to stone by one of the teammate of Team Rocket who survived from the battle along with the rest of his team while trying to disband Team Rocket. He, like the others, is released in the Emerald Arc.

In the HeartGold and SoulSilver arc, Silver returns as a main character.

He was voted as the seventh most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]


Crystal (クリスタル Kurisutaru?), also known as Crys (クリス Kurisu?) for short, is a specialist at capturing Pokémon, hired by Professor Oak. As a child, she took a bad fall and broke both of her arms. Because of the accident, she learned to catch Pokémon by kicking Poké Balls, a habit she has kept long after her arms healed.

She has many Pokémon before first appearing, but her "starter" Pokémon is a Chikorita which escaped from Professor Elm's laboratory, desperate to go on a journey. Her Pokémon include a Smoochum (named Chumee), a Hitmonchan (Monlee), a Parasect (Parasee), an Arcanine (Archy), a Natu (Natee), and a Cubone (Bonee). At the end of the G/S/C series she rides on the three legendary beasts (Entei, Raikou, and Suicune) to go help defeat Mask of Ice.

Later on in the series, she dispatches Emerald to the Battle Frontier to find and capture Jirachi.

Crys is usually gentle and amiable, but also has a serious and perhaps intimidating side when it comes to work. Her aggressive and enthusiastic attitude in Pokémon capturing overwhelms Oak, terrifies Bill, and Gold is fond of calling her the "Representative of Club Serious". In the Emerald series, she successfully gets Ruby and Sapphire to join her side in scorning Gold's bragging, although the same cannot be said for Emerald. Crys currently works as Oak's assistant, and stations either at his Kanto, Johto, or Hoenn Science Lab branch.

According to the series, she has captured at least one of every non-legendary Pokémon in the world, and has completed the Pokédex in every incarnation.

Crys's design is based on the female protagonist of Pokémon Crystal, the third sequel to Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. Her appearance is almost identical to her game counterpart, with the exception of a pair of star-shaped earrings, and her hair color, which is dark blue instead of the game character's greenish blue.

In the HeartGold and SoulSilver arc, Crystal returns as a main character. She is forced by her mother to wear the clothes of Lyra, the female protagonist in the Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver games.

She was voted as the twelfth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]


Ruby (ルビー Rubī?) is a Trainer from the Johto region. He moves with his mother to Hoenn to live closer to his father Norman, the Gym Leader of Petalburg City. Despite being a Gym Leader's son, Ruby hates battling and prefers Pokémon Contests.

Ruby began the series as a vain and condescending young man who did have a good heart deep down inside. He arrived in Hoenn on his eleventh birthday, and ran away from his new home since he thought Norman would not endorse his choice to be a Pokémon Coordinator. This was initially true, but Norman had decided to let Ruby become a Coordinator at this point.

After running away, he met Sapphire, the daughter of Professor Birch. They made a bet with each other: they would both travel around Hoenn, each trying to achieve their respective goals in eighty days (he would try to win every Contest and she would try to win all eight Badges).

His first three Pokémon are Nana (a Poochyena), Kiki (a Skitty), and Rara (a Ralts). He lends Rara to Wally, but due to an earthquake which separates them, he did not get her back until much later on. He also had Feefee (a Feebas), Fofo (a Castform), and Mumu (a Mudkip). In Volume 22, it is revealed that Ruby also owned a Celebi that he came across in Johto.

Ruby may dislike Pokémon Battles, but he is in fact an extremely capable Pokémon Trainer in his own right, possibly as strong as or even stronger than Sapphire is. At the age of six, he actually liked climbing trees and battling Pokémon. However, when he injured himself while protecting a girl from a Salamence, the girl became frightened and cried. Ruby assumed at the time that the reason the girl was scared was because he fought too fiercely and too wildly. From that day onwards, he tried not to battle, only resorting to it when no one else was watching him or he has no other choice.

It is revealed in Volume 21 that Ruby likes Sapphire and she was the girl who Ruby had rescued, though neither of them recognized the other when they met at the beginning of the arc. Ruby realizes her identity when she reminisces the event, and reveals his identity to her by showing her a scar on his forehead, which he sustained while holding off a wild Salamence.

Ruby is based on Brendan in the Pokémon video games, just like how Sapphire is based on May. However, unlike Brendan, Ruby is a Pokémon Coordinator and Brendan a Pokémon Trainer.

In the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arc, which is currently an online serialization, Ruby returns as a main character.

He was voted as the third most popular character in the series in Japan 2005 & 2011.[1]


Sapphire Birch, known in Japan as (Sapphire Odamaki (オダマキ・サファイア Odamaki Safaia?)) is a protagonist in the Ruby & Sapphire arc and recurring character in the Battle Frontier arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga, first appearing in Volume 15.

The daughter of Professor Birch, Sapphire is a rude, wild tomboy, with absolutely no manners, who would usually wear clothing made out of leaves. She eventually encountered Ruby, the son of Petalburg Gym Leader Norman, who was in the process of running away from his new home in Littleroot Town.

While saving Ruby from two Mightyena, Sapphire injured herself. In gratitude for saving him, Ruby tended to her wounds and made an outfit for her. In Volume 19, it is shown that the reason why Sapphire chose to wear the clothes he made for her was because he wrote, in a letter enclosed with the clothes, that the clothes would definitely fit her. Sapphire gets her third outfit change at the end of Volume 19. Once again, Ruby makes the clothes for her, and told her personally that the new clothes would fit her.

Sapphire may be wild and tomboyish, but in actuality, she is a devoted Pokémon Trainer who would go to any lengths to achieve her goals and protect what she treasures most. She became very upset when Ruby declared that he would rather go back to Johto than stand beside the Gym Leaders as they prepare to face Team Aqua and Team Magma in Volume 19. She persuaded Winona to battle her later, and the Gym Leader was so impressed by her fighting spirit and her will to defend Hoenn that she gave Sapphire the Feather Badge.

In Volume 21, Sapphire was revealed to have a crush on Ruby, though it had been hinted on several occasions before that. At the Battle Frontier arc, however, Ruby claims to have forgotten the events during the Groudon and Kyogre affair including their confession of their feelings for each other due to the time void while leaving Mirage Island; whether or not this is true, however, has yet to be proven.

The reason for Sapphire's wild, tomboyish personality is due to an incident that occurred when she and Ruby met briefly at the age of five. The two were attacked by a wild Salamence. Ruby protected Sapphire, leading her to believe that she should stand up for herself more. It is highly probable that, because of this belief, she chose to abandon her docile personality, turning her attention to Pokémon Battles. She did not recognize Ruby when they encountered again, only realizing his identity when she saw the scar on his forehead which he received during the Salamence attack.

Sapphire is based on May. May is the female character from the video games. However, Sapphire's character is notably different from the other two versions of May, especially the version from the anime, in terms of personality and attitude.

In the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arc, which is currently an online serialization, Sapphire returns as a main character.

She was voted as the fifth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011, tied with Diamond.[1]


Wally (Mitsuru (ミツル?)) is a sickly young boy with a respiratory problem whose parents didn’t want him training Pokémon. However, Ruby lends Wally his Ralts, and with Ralts he captures a Kecleon. He later obtains other green Pokémon -- Cacturne, Roselia, Treecko (from Professor Birch), and Flygon (from Norman). Norman enlists Wally to help him awaken the legendary Pokémon Rayquaza, because it is needed to stop Kyogre and Groudon from fighting and destroying the world. Wally sports an extra green vest in addition to his outfit in the games. The vest allows Wally to breathe normally in smoke filled areas that he normally could not due to his illness. At the end of the Ruby/Sapphire manga he returns Kirlia to Ruby, and his Pokédex to Professor Birch. However, his Grovyle was blasted off the Sky Pillar while Wally attempted to awaken Rayquaza for Norman. The Grovyle later evolved into Emerald's Sceptile (shown in the flashback of Sceptile).

It was rumored that Wally would become the third Pokédex holder from the Hoenn region. However, Wally was ultimately reduced to a supporting role, with a new character, Emerald, designed from scratch to take Wally's place.


Emerald (エメラルド Emerarudo?) is a challenger in the Battle Frontier. He is an excellent battler and has proved it several times by defeating several Frontier Brains. He is also considered to be exceptional at catching Pokémon, and for that Crystal has hired him to catch the legendary Jirachi.

Arrogant and impatient, despite his great interest and expert knowledge in Pokémon battling, he claims to not like Pokémon very much, claiming that his belief is that Pokémon cannot win in a battle by using the trainer's faith in them over strategy. However, this belief shifts when he acquires Sceptile, Sudowoodo and Dusclops from the Battle Frontier, coming to accept them more as friends rather than tools. He appears to be extremely short, and he is actually shorter than he looks. Under his long sleeved clothes he has high platform shoes, and he always holds a pair of external mechanical hands which he holds with his real hands. However, these are mostly tactical places to keep most of his capturing equipment; for example, his platform shoes include several rows with different kinds of Pokéballs. He also has a rare ability to calm Pokémon by making them remember their birthplace. He starts by spotting the Pokémon, and just by that he knows where it comes from. He then proceeds to pull out a small piece of ammo consisted by soil from the Pokémon's birthplace, and loads it into a special gun he carries. By shooting the ground the Pokémon is standing on, the feeling can calm the Pokémon in a matter of seconds. When the Battle Frontier was attacked by rampaged Pokémon from the Battle Factory that Guile hideout set lose, Noland allowed Emerald to have a rampaged Snorlax, Mantine and Mr. Mime to help him out. These are the other three Pokémon in Emerald's main team. He is also good friends with the legendary Pokémon, Latios and Latias, who have affectionately given him the nickname "Rald".

In the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arc, which is currently an online serialization, Emerald returns as a main character.

He was voted as the thirteenth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]


Diamond (ダイヤモンド Daiyamondo?), also known as Dia (ダイヤ, Daiya) for short, is a character in the "Fourth Generation" of the Pokémon Special manga in Japan, based on the main male character from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Lucas. Being twelve years old, Diamond started out with a Munchlax called Lax.

Diamond is a good friend of Pearl and the pair form a Pokémon comedy duo, with Diamond acting as the boke (funny man) of the pair. Though seemingly dim-witted at first and possessing a perpetual habit of eating wherever he goes, Diamond is somewhat smarter than he looks. He stands up to foes in times of distress, and has been shown to be observant in a mishap involving wild Bidoof.

Due to a mix-up,Pearl believes that he and Diamond are on a reality television series; if they successfully escort Ms. Berlitz to Mt. Coronet, they will receive a prize (this is untrue, however, as Diamond has suspected something was wrong since the beginning, and chose to stay silent so that the journey could continue). Berlitz, believing the duo to be her bodyguards, gives them Pokédexes, Pokétches, and starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan. Diamond receives a Turtwig from her and nicknames it Tru. Tru has now evolved into a Torterra. He has also obtained a Shieldon named Don, from Byron. He also has a Lickilicky called Kit. Platinum just recently gave him a Mamoswine that he has named Moo. Diamond also bonded with the legendary Pokémon Regigigas.

During the Platinum arc Diamond and Pearl investigate the information in Charon's notebook, and ultimately end up having to stop Charon's evil plan of capturing all of Sinnoh's legends to take over the world.

He was voted as the fifth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011, tied with Sapphire.[1]


Pearl (パール Pāru?) is a character from Sinnoh and one of the three leading characters in the Diamond and Pearl arc of Pokémon Adventures.

Pearl has a hasty personality and a habit of butting into conversations along with exploding with rage if a person does not give him eye contact when he speaks to them. He and Diamond are friends, though Pearl is known for frequently getting them into trouble. Together, they form a Pokémon comedy duo with Pearl acting as the tsukkomi (straight man) of their duo.

Because of a mix-up, he thinks that escorting Ms. Berlitz to Mt. Coronet is part of a reality television show and by accomplishing this task, they will win a prize. Berlitz, believing the duo to be her bodyguards, gives them Pokédexes, Pokétches, and starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan. Pearl receives a Chimchar, which he nicknames "Chimler", from Berlitz, which has evolved into an Infernape. Along with Chimchar, he also has a Chatot named Chatler. Later he gets a Luxray, that he befriended when the Luxray was still a Luxio. Later, with the help of Crasher Wake, Pearl captures a Tauros, Diglett and a Buizel (which likes to attack Pearl).

During the Platinum arc Diamond and Pearl investigate the information in Charon's notebook, and ultimately end up having to stop Charon's evil plan of capturing all of Sinnoh's legends to take over the world.

His father is a fairly successful Pokémon trainer, and Pearl has learned some useful talents from him; such as the ability to tell what move a Pokémon is going to use just by its stance.

He is based on Barry, the rival character from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and its successor, Pokémon Platinum.

He was voted as the tenth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]

Platinum Berlitz[edit]

Platinum Berlitz (プラチナ・ベルリッツ Purachina Berurittsu?) is the female protagonist for the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl story arc of Pokémon Adventures.

Platinum Berlitz comes from a 200-year old family of wealthy scholars famous in Sinnoh and wears pearl and diamond rings. She does not give her name to "commoners"; therefore, her given name was previously unknown. However, her name was revealed as Platinum to coincide with the recently released (at the time) game, Pokémon Platinum Version. In official materials, she is referred to as Ojousama (お嬢さま Ojōsama?, roughly translated as "m'lady"), or "Lady" in the English translation.

The Berlitz family tradition is for members coming of age to travel to the peak of Mt. Coronet to obtain materials to make their personal family crest. At the suggestion of Berlitz's butler, Sebastian, her father hired two bodyguards to protect her in her journey. Professor Rowan provided her with three Pokédexes, three Pokétches, and three of his starter Pokémon so that Platinum would share them with her bodyguards to assist him in his research.

She owns a Piplup and a Ponyta. Her Piplup has evolved into a Prinplup then an Empoleon. Her Ponyta evolved into a Rapidash when she confronted Byron. Platinum is very competitive; over the course of her story, she has entered contests and battled gym leaders. She has caught a Lopunny, which she brings out for the first time during her battle with Candice. During the battle at Spear Pillar, Gardenia gives Platinum a Cherrim, Candice gives Platinum a Froslass and Volkner asked Maylene to give Platinum a Pachirisu.

In the Platinum arc, she works together with Looker, an officer of the International Police. Her aim is to find and rescue the two men originally hired to be her bodyguards, who had been banished to the Distortion World. Looker suggests challenging the Frontier Brains of the Sinnoh Battle Frontier so that they may reveal any information that they know.

Platinum's design is based on the female player character of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Dawn.

She was voted as the eleventh most popular character in the series in Japan 2011.[1]


Black (ブラック Burakku?) is one of the protagonists of Pokémon Adventures. He is a hot-headed trainer and meets White in an accident with a Galvantula; White makes it her responsibility to repay damages caused by Black to a filming company, and hires Black to her recruitment firm. Black's design is based on the male character of Pokémon Black and White.

Black not only goes on a quest for the Gym Badges of Unova to enter the Pokémon League, but also makes it an objective to defeat Team Plasma. He ultimately becomes the "Hero of Truth" after awakening Reshiram from the Light Stone, and battles N, the "Hero of Ideals" who had long awakened Zekrom from the Dark Stone. Black wins, but is then sealed in the Light Stone along with Reshiram.

He was voted as the fifteenth most popular character in the series in Japan 2011. (Due to just debut one year.) [1]


White (ホワイト Howaito?) is one of the protagonists of Pokémon Adventures. She owns a female Tepig, named Gigi, and is the owner of a Pokémon recruitment firm called the BW Agency, which rents Pokémon to movies and ads.

White is very reluctant to battle, and had panicked when Black had once told her, while battling N of Team Plasma, that she may need to battle. She admitted to him that she had never battled before. When N's Purrloin had attacked Gigi, instead of commanding Gigi to attack or defend against Purrloin, she told Purrloin off for attacking an actress.

White's design is based on the female player of Pokémon Black and White.

After a successful opening of her latest brainchild, the Pokémon Musical, White is suddenly trapped in a ferris wheel by N, who convinces Gigi to leave White. White recovers from the trauma of the event and takes up Pokémon battling. She is rewarded with a Pokédex after being given the opportunity to test her newly-acquired skill. She also obtains N's Servine who follows her for a mysterious reason, which she evolves into Serperior and eventually grows close to.

She was voted as the twenty-second most popular character in the series in Japan 2011. (Due to just debut one year.) [1]


Cheren (チェレン?) makes an appearance as one of the Pokédex holders of the Unova region, he is a good friend of Black and along with Bianca, recommended him to be the second Pokédex holder for Professor Juniper. Due to an accident, his and Bianca's Pokédexes are currently broken, leaving Black with the only working one. Strangely, in Pokémon Adventures, his starter is actually weak to that of the protagonist which is unlike the games, where it is stronger than the player character's.


Bianca (Bel (ベル Beru?)) makes an appearance as one of the Pokédex holders of the Unova region, she is a good friend of Black and along with Cheren, recommended her to be the third Pokédex holder for Professor Juniper. Due to an accident, her and Cheren's Pokédexes are currently broken, leaving Black with the only working one. In Pokémon Adventures, she has an Oshawott or an evolution of one: this Pokémon has a type advantage over Tepig, which is Black's starter, making this another role reversal compared to the video games (she would have a Snivy if players were to choose Tepig as a starter in the games).


Lack-Two (ラクツ Rakutsu?) is the main protagonist of the Black 2 and White 2 arc, who first appears as a member of the "International Police". As a member, he is given the task to search the previously defeated Team Plasma. Lack-two initially appears to be a womanizer, however, he is actually a serious individual when he isn't on a job.

Lack-Two is based on the male player character option from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Unlike previous characters in Pokémon Adventures, the name "Lack-Two" is a corruption of his representative game's title (Black 2) rather than a direct application.


Whi-Two (ファイツ Faitsu?) is one of the main characters of the Black 2 and White 2 arc. She is a former member of Team Plasma.

Whi-Two is designed after the female player character option from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Unlike previous characters in Pokémon Adventures, the name "Whi-Two" is a corruption of her representative game's title (White 2) rather than a direct application.



X (エックス Ekkusu?) is one of the main characters of the X and Y arc. His close friends call him X-Ey (エッP Eppī?). As a Junior Trainer, he won a major Pokémon Battle Tournament and everyone expects that he will become either a Gym Leader or a member of the Elite Four one day. But the fame and paparazzi got to him, and he does not trust other people as much, anymore, and tends to stay home. It is only Y's urging that gets him to leave his house for the first time in several years and travel around Kalos. He possesses a Kangaskhan named Kanga (ガル?), as well as her child KLil' Kanga (コガル?), that he uses in battle. He also has a Mega Ring that Mega Evolves Garu so both Garu and Kogaru battle. He temporarily uses Chespin in battle, but does not want to use it on his team.

X is designed after the male player character option from Pokémon X and Y.


Y (ワイ Wai?) is one of the main characters of the X and Y arc. Her full name is Yvonne Gābena (Y na Gābena (ワイ・ナ・ガーベナ Wai na Gābena?)), but her friends either call her Y-Chan (ワイちゃん Waichan?) or YP (ワイP Waipī?). She is a Sky Trainer who practices Sky Battles daily, and possesses a special gliding suit so she can be in the air with her Fletchling Yako-chan (ヤコちゃん?). She was originally a talented Rhyhorn Racer, like her mother, but decided to pursue a new life as a Sky Trainer. She organizes the traveling around Kalos for herself and her friends Trevor, Tierno, Shauna, and X, despite X's desire to stay home due to his bad experiences as a child. She temporarily uses Froakie in battle, but does not keep it. However, she later attempts to befriend an Eevee, that allows itself to be caught, and she nicknames it Vuivui (ぶいぶい Buibui?). Vuivui later evolves into a Sylveon during their first encounter with Team Flare.

Y is designed after the female player character option from Pokémon X and Y.


Tierno (ティエルノ Tieruno?) is one of X and Y's friends who is an aspiring dancer who looks to have Pokémon joining him in his dances, but his dancing school is destroyed in the attack by Xerneas and Yveltal. His only Pokémon is a Corphish.


Trevor (トロバ Toroba?, Trova) is one of X and Y's friends who is an aspiring Pokémon scholar. He is entrusted by Professor Sycamore with a Chespin, Froakie, and Fennekin to give to X to try to break him out of his depression, but in the attack by Team Flare, Xerneas, and Yveltal, Fennekin and its associated Pokédex are lost in the chaos. Trevor has one Pokémon of his own, a Flabébé.


Shauna (サナ Sana?) is one of X and Y's friends who is an aspiring Furfrou groomer. However, during the attack on Vaniville Town, Furfrou is lost in the chaos, leaving Shauna only with her Skitty nicknamed Neko-P (ネコP Nekopī?). She is later used by Celosia in an attempt to attack her own friends, possessed by the spirit of a Honedge she wields.


Each arc in Pokémon Adventures features their own set of antagonists, usually the same as the games they are based on.

Arc Main antagonists Aim
Red, Blue & Green Team Rocket (led by Giovanni, deputised by Lt. Surge, Koga and Sabrina) To exploit Pokémon
Yellow Elite Four (Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha and Lance; Lance is the de facto leader) To create a utopia for Pokémon, by eliminating humans
Gold, Silver & Crystal Masked Man & Team Rocket residual party (the Masked Man by Pryce, deputised by Carl and Sham) To seek the mirage Pokémon capable of time-travelling
Ruby & Sapphire Team Magma (led by Maxie, and several members), Team Aqua (led by Archie, and several members) To awaken the legendary titans, Groudon & Kyogre, and re-enact their eternal clash
FireRed & LeafGreen Team Rocket (led by Giovanni, deputised by Carr, Orm and Sird) To capture the Pokémon from space, Deoxys, and use it to find the leader's son
Emerald Guile Hideout (Archie, formerly of Team Aqua) To seek the mirage Pokémon capable of granting wishes
Diamond & Pearl Team Galactic (led by Cyrus, deputised by Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) To summon the deities of time and space, using their powers to create a new world
Platinum Charon (former Team Galactic commander) To assume control of all the legends of Sinnoh, in order to become an autocrat
HeartGold & SoulSilver Team Rocket (led by the Four Generals; Archer, Ariana, Proton and Petrel) To assume control of Arceus, the deity of Pokémon, in order to convince Giovanni to return as a supreme leader
Black & White Team Plasma (superficial led by N, actually led by Ghetsis) To liberate Pokémon from humans
Black 2 & White 2 Team Plasma (led by Ghetsis, and surrogate led by Colress) To seek the legendary Kyurem, using its powers to take over Unova
X & Y Team Flare (led by Lysandre, deputised by several members) To seek the powers of the legendary Xerneas and Yveltal for the activation of their ultimate weapon.

Pokémon Adventures is one of few canons of Pokémon to portray the Elite Four, a series of four Trainers that must be challenged directly before the Champion in the main series games, as evil. Later iterations of the Elite Four, however, are not evil, and normally serve minor roles in the arcs they feature in.

In Pokémon Adventures, Team Rocket has their own mnemonic for the word "Rocket": "Raid On the City, Knock out... Evil Tusks". Three high-profile members of Team Rocket - Ken, Al and Harry, which proclaim themselves as an "Elite Trio" - serve directly under all four incarnations of Team Rocket.

The first incarnation of Team Rocket is led by Giovanni and deputised by Lt. Surge, Sabrina and Koga. All four of them are Gym Leaders. A fifth Gym Leader, Blaine, used to work for Team Rocket as their scientist, but now joins the alliance of Kanto Gym Leaders not affiliated with Team Rocket (Brock, Misty and Erika).

Pryce, the Gym Leader of Mahogany Town, leads the second incarnation of Team Rocket under a masked disguise called Mask of Ice. In the past, he captured Ho-Oh and used it to recruit six talented youngsters that would help him achieve his goal of travelling through time. Carl and Sham were based on the designs of the Rocket Executives in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. Will and Karen, like Carl and Sham, were loyal to Pryce (and thus saw his face behind the mask) but after Pryce's disappearance, formed a new Elite Four with ex-Team Rocket deputy Koga and former Elite Four member Bruno. Finally, Green and Silver, who were kidnapped by Pryce and thus never saw his face, escaped from Pryce when they had the chance, becoming recognized Pokédex holders that contributed to Pryce's defeat in the voids of time.

Carr, Orm and Sird are the deputies of the third incarnation of Team Rocket, exclusive to Pokémon Adventures. They call themselves the Three Beasts. Carr reacted angrily when he found out that Giovanni was searching for his son, and thus tried to wrestle control of Team Rocket. He also attempted to revive Team Rocket at the start of the HeartGold & SoulSilver arc, but was stopped by the Four Generals, who claimed that those who do not follow Giovanni's ideal were not truly representative of Team Rocket. It was also revealed that Sird was originally a founding member of Team Galactic, who pretended to be loyal to Team Rocket but was in fact meant to capture Deoxys for Team Galactic. Before "joining" Team Rocket, she came across the weakened Maxie and Archie and presented a sword and armor to the winner of a fight to the death between Maxie and Archie. Due to an ankle injury sustained on her escape from Kanto, Sird assumed control of a Team Galactic grunt's body and continued operations using his body.

Team Magma and Team Aqua are the criminal entities based in Hoenn. Led by Maxie and Archie respectively, the two teams are portrayed very differently in Pokémon Adventures. Team Magma is the smaller, more disjointed organization that aims to expand the land, but often has little sense of direction. Team Aqua is the more established organization that aims to expand the sea; its leader is even the boss of a television station, thus allowing Team Aqua to cover up their actions, including the ending of volcanic activity at Mt. Chimney. During the climax of the Ruby & Sapphire arc, the two leaders strike a deal to reach the bottom of the sea together. They later assume control of the Red Orb and Blue Orb respectively. However, Maxie and Archie lose control of the orbs, which sink into their bodies. Groudon and Kyogre eventually reach Sootopolis City and start clashing once again. Even after the orbs are knocked out of Maxie and Archie's bodies, the clash continues, and after the clash is stopped, Maxie and Archie re-emerge with greater wickedness and savagery in their minds, and announce their intention to crush anyone that dares to defy them.

In the Emerald arc, Guile Hideout's real identity was revealed as Archie. He was the one who had won the sword and armor from Sird, having beaten Maxie in a fight to the death, and managed to summon a giant Kyogre-like monster to expand the sea, but ultimately disappeared in a flash of light after losing his armour, as well as control of the Battle Frontier's rental Pokémon.

Team Galactic is the criminal entity based in Sinnoh. Their aim of creating a new world had been planned for several years. At the end of the Diamond & Pearl arc, their leader Cyrus, who had been defeated by Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, is dragged into the Distortion World. In the Platinum arc, Team Galactic's scientist Charon becomes the new leader of the team, although the commanders - Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - still regarded Cyrus as their true boss, and tried to find him. In the Distortion World, Cyrus realized that his efforts to create a new world was all in vain - he only ended up creating a portal to the Distortion World. After Charon is ultimately stopped, Cyrus announced the disbandment of Team Galactic.

The fourth incarnation of Team Rocket, led by Archer, Ariana, Proton and Petrel, who are collectively named as the Four Generals, appears in the HeartGold & SoulSilver arc. They aimed to control Arceus, the deity of Pokémon, in order to convince their former leader Giovanni to return. They achieved this by fooling the arc's main protagonists (Gold, Silver and Crystal) into helping them. Arceus created the creation trio of Dialga, Palkia and Giratina, and all appeared to be ready for Giovanni's return. Giovanni did indeed return, but with Lance and Pryce, both of which were antagonists of previous arcs, and worked together with the three main protagonists to stop the creation trio from destroying the world.

Team Plasma is the criminal entity based in Unova. The lesser members of the organization believe that N, a mysterious green-haired man, is their leader, and idolize him like a king. However, in truth N was brainwashed by Ghetsis, the true mastermind behind Team Plasma, whose aim is not to liberate Pokémon, but make all the Pokémon Team Plasma's.

Team Flare is the main evil organization of the Kalos region. They already appear to have a major influence over Kalos by owning the region's central media outlets to cover up their work. They seek to use X's Mega Ring to succeed in their plans, as well as seeking out Xerneas and Yveltal. Members include the leader Lysandre, scientists Xerosic, Aliana, Bryony, Celosia and Mable, newsreader Malva and butler Chalmers.


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