Hello everyone! I made a new list of side characters thanks to a great request from a friend, so here they are! This time the theme is “Pokemon Sides From the Anime” breaking my recent streak of Zelda. As usual, the rule stands, if you want someone featured just comment and I’ll check it out, or comment just for fun! 😉 (I chose to not feature the gang from the XY series, due to the fact that I don’t have complete profile knowledge and things can change).
Brock is what could only be called a man of mystery, and also the complete opposite. Brock has followed Ash through every anime up to the last few seasons, and is also the gym leader of Pewter City. He decided through his journey to become a pokemon doctor and can be leveled-headed and calm in almost any situation….as long as Nurse Joy or Officer Jenny aren’t near by.
One of the things that makes Brock as predictable as breathing, is the fact that he’s a major player. If a lady is hot, old enough, and not wearing a wedding ring, he’ll go nuts. He’s a fabulous cook, a great pokemon trainer, and a sweet guy, so it’s easy to look past his player-ness and see him as an awesome friend. The pokemon he currently carries with him are: Sudowoodo, Chansey, and Croagunk.
Misty, the tomboyish mermaid. There’s really no other way to put it when it comes to this gal. She’s feisty, spunky, and won’t take lip from anyone. She grew up rather ignored by her sisters, so when she was old enough to leave she went a training journey to become the greatest water type trainer. She decided to follow Ash after Pikachu fried her bike, and then (though they fought) couldn’t be consider anything less than a friend and rival to Ash.
After spending a lot of time traveling with Ash and Brock, her sisters inform her that she is now in charge of the Cerulian City Gym, thus ending her travels with Brock, Ash, and Pikachu. Pokemon currently in her possession are: Azurill, Luvdisc (called Caserin), Corsola, Gyarados, Psyduck, Politoed, Starmie, Horsea, Staryu, and Goldeen.
May is a young girl who honestly, didn’t have a thing for pokemon when she started her journey, she was just using it as an excuse to tour the world. After meeting up with Ash, Pikachu frying her bike, and receiving a Torchic from Prof. Birch, she traveled with Ash, Brock, and her younger brother Max.
Along the way in her travels she falls in love with pokemon contests, and I honestly can’t blame her. She has the skill, the team, and the mind to do anything she works at, and is always sticking her neck out for her baby brother(even if he hates it). Her current team is: Blaziken, Wartortle, Glaceon, Venusaur, Munchlax, and Beautifly. She currently has thirteen contest ribbons and is still going.
Max is May’s younger brother, and a real pokénerd. He knows much about pokemon, how they evolve, and what they tend to regularly do. Though he isn’t old enough to officially be a trainer and go on a journey, he follows May and the gang after asking his mother, and he also does a good job of taking care of the gang’s pokemon for them.
Max brought a good amount of adorable charm to the group while he was with them, and he also helped out May a lot when she was in a fix. Though like I said, he can’t have any pokemon of his own, he’s befriended quite a few, such as: Deoxys, Ralts, Shuppet, Jirachi, and Poochyena.
Dawn could be known as the “May of Sinnoh”, but I find her to be more than that. Unlike May, for instance, she has a love for pokemon right from the get-go, but she also has a thing for contests right from the get-go, as well as the fact that Pikachu fried her bike. Though quite skilled at what she does, having Brock and Ash to help her learn makes her stronger, and also wiser.
Although Ash teaches her many things, he isn’t the only one with knowledge, and she helps him a lot in return. Dawn is kind, out-spoken, a good friend, and also a bit clueless at times, though she almost always finds something to smile about, along with a reason to say her favorite saying “No need to worry!”. The pokemon she has with her now are: Piplup, Buneary, Pachirisu, Mamoswine, Togekiss, and Quilava. She currently has five ribbons and is still kicking.
Iris is a rather awesome character, and even though I wanted to use her Champion Form for the picture, I decided against it since she’s never actually seen as champion on the anime. Iris is many things, wild child, gym leader, champion (Just so we’re clear) and also a school flunky. Though she tried her best at Draydon’s school, she just didn’t fit there, so she decided to go on a training journey, and was mistaken for a new pokemon by Ash (long story, watch the anime!).
Being much like Misty, she is constantly fighting with Ash, calling him a little kid, and doesn’t like to take lip. She’s wild, likes being in nature, and will stick her neck out for any dragon type. Though an aspiring dragon master, her team consists of: Axew, Emolga, Excadril, Dragonite, and Gible.
Cilan is the total package of cook, gym leader, connoisseur, and just the right amount of wacky. He’s a calm, respectable, smart guy, as long as he doesn’t get wound up about connoisseuring or his hobbies, such as fishing.
Cilan is the only one to have cooking skills to rival Brock’s, and he’s also a great help to his other brothers that are helping him by doing his part of the work at Striaton City Gym. normally a peaceful and passive guy, it takes quite a lot to anger him, and he’s a great guy to go to for advice. His current team consists of: Pansage, Crustle, and Stunfisk.
Pikachu, while being a pokemon, is so prominent, liked, and quirky that there is no way I wouldn’t put him on this list. Pikachu is Ash’s best friend, even though he really hated Ash when they first met. Pikachu has been featured in many short films from the pokemon company, as well as thousands of episodes, and every movie.
He has never once not been in an episode, wether he’s just appearing, or starring. He has become a staple for Pokéfans everywhere, and you couldn’t do anything pokemon without seeing him at least once. While he is a sweet guy, Pikachu could be given the nickname “Bike Fryer”, since he has managed to destroy three out of the four girls’ bikes on this list alone, are there more victims of the Bike Fryer’s tyranny? Pikachu currently knows the moves: Thunderbolt, Iron Tail, Electro Ball, and Quick Attack.
I hope you guys like this one as much as you like the others I’ve posted, see you next time everyone! 😉