Talk:Player character

I suggest merge of Player character and Rival, as well as categorisation according to the game instead of the Region. Also, I believe Pokemon Ranger characters should be added as main characters, considering that Pokemon Ranger is actually a main Pokemon Game.

Anyone have the Emerald sprite of May? Porygon-Z[ 14:12, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

And again that request is made. TTEchidna 03:59, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


Does anyone else think this article needs a re-write? PDL 03:14, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Do you have a reason? ht14 02:03, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
It seems kinda... messy. It's not that hard really explain how a player character works in a video game. PDL 02:50, 1 November 2008 (UTC)


I was thinking that we could take a page from the Pokémon pages and find the backsprites of the player characters as well as the partner characters (like Steven and Buck).--MisterE13 03:05, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Mentioning of Player in Mystery Dungeon?

There's not really much more to say... The Dark Fiddler - Nos hablamos? 01:36, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Or the player in Trozei (being the user him/herself). Or in any of the other games, for that matter. What about Snap? I feel like this should be a stub. Jazzmoth 05:16, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Actually, the player in Trozei (or Link, as we call it over here) is Lucy Fleetfoot. Flicky1991 17:59, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
And that's a stub, if I've ever seen one. Jazzmoth 02:07, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


Why do we need backsprites?--RexRacer -talk 02:34, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

We have them for Pokémon. So why not characters.--MisterE13 02:54, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Because it made the page wayyy to big. Maybe if we didn't just have one, but all of those broken links look just awful.--RexRacer -talk 02:58, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
We could resize them. We also have broken links on the Pokémon pages IMHO, it just lets someone know that the images should be created.--MisterE13 03:01, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Resize? Eww. Only one Pokémon even does that, and it's Deoxys. Perhaps I'll do a hack of the sprite template that'll allow for it. Or you can. I dunno. Yeah. TTEchidna 09:07, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I might be able to. what exactly do you mean?--MisterE13 21:38, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Michael and What's his name...

What about side game characters? ht14 03:52, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Lunick, Solana, the players in PMD, yeah they should go here. And if they do, the part about being remarkably silent doesn't apply to PMD.Kiryu 05:55, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Dawn and Luca's Platinum sprites

They're not uploaded yet,right? Can someone upload them? Lovely Rose 21:45, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Two little things

Couldn't the table also hold the overworld sprite for each character? I don't think they appear anywhere else. Also, HgSs will require another column for Gold and Kris, should I change it? Mr. Charlie 03:04, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Gamecube game characters?

What about Wes and Michael? I see no reason for them to be excluded. Sure, we wouldn't have as many pictures since they appear in 3D games, but I really can't consider those games to be side-games. They're full-fledged Pokemon RPGs, just like the handhelds. Cheesedude 02:07, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Umm...already stated... ht14 02:08, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Missed it due to the lack of pictures. Nevermind. Sorry. Cheesedude 02:09, 13 May 2009 (UTC)


Shouldn't we list the player characters in Ranger? --ケンジガール 03:35, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

I will. tc²₆tc26 03:36, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

The new girl

Since we're not getting Kris back, as she's more a Crystal character than a GS (and by extension, HGSS) character, what should we name the new girl since we don't know her name and likely won't be getting it?

I say Soul, since, like Leaf, she'll likely be named for the prefix of the secondary remake game, while her male counterpart is the primary original game (Gold, like Red) and her rival is the secondary original game (Silver, like Blue/Green).

Should we make an article yet, though? I've protected both Heart and Soul until the tenth anniversary of GS, so... no need to worry there. Plus, we can move it when and if we get her real name either via hacking the games to pieces or because they actually give her one outright. But it never happened to Leaf, so... we'll just wait to see, eh?

So, below, vote: make it, don't make it, and under what name? TTEchidna 04:52, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

There are still some arguments that she is Kris but with a major redesign. Kinda like Red in FRLG. But I don't know. I say Soul because of the reason you stated (even though I like Heart better). Make it under Soul. --ケンジガール 04:59, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Let's wait till the game is released. An opposite-gender player will have a supporting role, which means there'll be a fixed name for her. --Maxim 05:15, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, we shouldn't wait six months to make an article about a character from the Pokémon games. I like Soul, but make sure that it is noted that until confirmation it is a fan name. When CoroCoro comes out I'll have at it and see if it is noted anywhere amidst the crazyness.--RexRacer 05:24, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Maxim... that's for Gen III and IV games. HGSS is a Gen II game (technically). Where was Leaf's supporting role? Did I somehow miss her in FireRed, despite completing the game 100%? TTEchidna 06:25, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
My vote goes for making an article, or at least starting one that we can move to the proper place when the name is revealed. Trainer-c 06:33, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
I vote for making the article. Call it Soul or whatever you want, see if I care. I'm too upset with the decision of erasing Kris from the Pokémon World to even bother. Kris is the best thing that ever happened to the Pokémon franchise. Mr. Charlie 06:43, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Your right Mr. Charlie, if it wasn't for Kris there wouldn't be girl characters. Then they go and replace her with a girl with Mario's overolls and a HUGE hat. I felt like crying :(

See my page, the part with my pokemon trainers. I'm not going to touch it untill some more info on this "Soul".Glitchym1 21:55, 17 May 2009 (UTC) Scratch that last thing I said, I'll call her Soul Kamon.Glitchym1 22:10, 17 May 2009 (UTC)


Color clashing... ht14 01:17, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Should be better now. — THE TROM — 01:48, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Overhead sprites

Think we should add those too? --ケンジガール 10:43, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Old question but sounds like a good idea. However, we need someone able to rip sprites to do that. ポケモンあいこうか 19:21, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Gold's backsprite

Why do we even have it there? Anyway,they changed his backsprite,but the article still shows the original one. Is the screenshot to small? Lovely Rose 01:22, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

There are two there already... tc²₆tc26 02:39, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
I meant his Heartgold and Soulsilver backsprite,they changed it,it's slightly different. For example,his hair isn't parted. Lovely Rose 22:46, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

I guess it could be one of the first beta things for HGSS, but its still to early to tell, they could change it again--Pokéboy93 04:55, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

i think we should wait because the back sprite is changing in recent pictures he does not have the symbol on the back of his hat.--Pokéboy93 17:10, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Counterparts for missing

May and Dawn needs on their respective webs a section of counterparts like Red, Gold, Kris and Kotone, please sombebody cna do it? --Ash 20:50, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Wes is one of the few that "doesnt wear head gear" trivia

Ummm... I own Colosseum and it shows him wearing silver visors in his hair, and also if you go to his page you can see he's wearing them as headgear in the photo. But, every time I try to remove Wes from that part of the trivia, someone puts him back in...

Visors aren't headgear. They're eyeware. 67h5r6h 19:12, 15 July 2010 (UTC)67h5r6h

Gold's HGSS Name

Until HG and SS are released here (as short a time as that'll be), Gold's HGSS sprite should be titled "Hibiki". Then there's the matter of Silver seemingly being "rival"/"Rival" rather than truly named, but a lack of name rationalizes attributing "Silver" to him my my count (though that's not so much here as it is there, on the rivals' page). TJF588 01:47, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

There has been a heap of discussion about these characters' names all over the pedia (for example, here), and the consensus reached is that we ain't touching anything until the games are released. —darklordtrom 01:49, 11 March 2010 (UTC)


I personally think we should protect this page considering the Generation V boy and girl heroes have been revealed with little detail for both. The main reason is because I know someone out there will post fake images and ridiculous speculation. Ninterror 11:52, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

I'd rather we assumed good faith and left it open. We'll see how it goes for now. When the details really start to come out, we can rethink. —darklordtrom 10:32, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, about that, shouldn't somebody put info and pics about BW player characters?

Stadium characters

Do they count as player characters? You honestly don't really play as them, as in moving them or anything, but you do tell your Pokemon what to do, which is the players ability. So you technically do play as them. Also, they aren't Ethan and Kris. Or even actually, any other protagonist Lovely Rose 14:06, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Of course they do. You control them just as much as Lucy Fleetfoot. They are 100% player characters, in my opinion. The fact that you don't walk using them doesn't make them any worse. I think I could upload their faceshots and add them to this article. --Maxim 18:25, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

What's wrong?

I can't see the bottom of this page. It dead-ends after the template with Ranger Characters. Does this happen just to me, or is there something screwed-up in the coding? It doesn't happen when I view older revisions of the article. --Maxim 11:04, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Works fine for me. I think it's because of all the internal trouble and stuff the the 'pedia's been experiencing recently. It happend to me the other day, on a different page. Takharii ~ Talk! 11:10, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Works because I just fixed it. Someone had added there a HTML comment but forgot to close it... UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 11:14, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Black and White Trainers?

I'm a bit surprised they aren't featured here. I understand them not getting their own pages (yet) due to the scarcity of information on them, but I can't even find their images on this site. - unsigned comment from Clark Griswald (talkcontribs)

They probably just want to avoid speculation. Personally, I'm just glad the male trainer has a normal hair color. First in Generation III it was white, then in IV it looked purple (although ingame it looked more like black) On a somewhat related note, does anyone have any idea why the player characters from black and white are older than in previous games?67h5r6h 19:10, 15 July 2010 (UTC)67h5r6h

No Black and White until we actually know something about them. And no opinionated chat here. There are in fact pictures of the BW main characters in the group shot in the article. —darklordtrom 20:20, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

The male trainer in Generation III has black hair. In the manga, it revealed that the white part was a hat. And if you look closely under the headband, you could see some black hair. (Holonboy 06:33, 26 August 2010 (UTC))


Does anyone else think it's worth mentioning that each of the main series player characters have a hat of some sort? →→→ Shiny Rayquaza 02:10, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

I wouldn't count May's as a hat so much as a headband, but since Brendan's is a hat, then I do think it's worth mentioning. PhantomJunkie 03:55, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Bah I meant bandanna, not headband. PhantomJunkie 03:55, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
It would probably better to use the word "headgear", so that the trivia point encompasses all the player characters. Werdnae (talk) 05:35, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Optional names for <player character>

I've made a few templates to replace the old ones on each page. They're both here. Which one does everyone like better? たかはり 09:34, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Colors of the first one on the second design. —darklordtrom 09:46, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Pokemon Channel

What about Pokemon channel? I know you never see the character, but it is still a game and the name should be mentioned. Gliscorguy54 20:06, 21 November 2010 (UTC)


Are you sure that the edits by Ash Pokemaster‏ is right? Does this page no longer needed the sprites from previous generations? Ruixiang95 10:38, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, there isn't really a need for them. The page was listing all the protagonists. Not listing all their sprites. I somewhat agree with it. Blake Talk·Edits 21:28, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
If you need sprites you can always use a sprites resource! Heck, you can even open the article of each character to find them. I don't think there's need for sprites to be placed in every possible article. The article looks much more elegant now, albeit incomplete. :P
Also, this isn't a perfect design or anything. I just tried to make it look more proper for the wiki, but it still needs work. First of all, there is need for this style to be applied in other characters as well. It would also probably be handy to combine the male the female characters boxes. But either way, I think that it looks fine now. Ash_Pokemaster 23:58, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Ranger Backs & Main Series

First off, anyone got the underwater Ranger backs? And second off, what happened to/was wrong with that proper collection of sprites under characters? Giratina's Embodiment - Please don't hurt us... 22:13, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

See just abobe. :) Ash_Pokemaster 16:36, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Typing DS chars

They did have some sprites, right? I think they also had some default names, didn't they? They may not be worth their own articles but I think they should definitely be included here. Can anyone who has a copy check their names (and upload sprites, if possible)? --Maxim 10:57, 14 June 2011 (UTC)


is there art of the player characters from Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition we could put on here? Volcronaperson 00:33, 24 March 2012 (UTC) Yes there is. Now it is on this page.

Black and White 2 Trainers

Just thought they should be added to the group shot now that good pics are out. - unsigned comment from Clark Griswald (talkcontribs)

X and Y

Do we have a confirmed name here?


|) u |( e ® 14:44, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

It looks likely, but we may need to wait until both are revealed. Xavier does sound like a good name for the male protagonist... Berrenta (talk) 15:00, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Looks like the X and Y player character's names are Yvonne (girl) and Xavier (boy). Seeming they used the boy's name again, I'd say it's highly probable that these are their default names, but I'm not the one to judge, and I think we should still wait a bit longer, just in case. Zarthga (talk) 09:49, 12 June 2013 (UTC)


It feels like you guys might be jumping the gun here. While their names might very well end up being these, there is years of precedence in the Pokemon franchise for pre-release "tentative" player names to later be scrapped altogether for the finished product.
Not really fond of the mindset of "closest thing to canon right now" being of encyclopedic material. Gacs (talk) 03:24, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
Not to mention these are not the only names we have seen for these characters, with the latest being Callum and Serena. Gohan5 (talk) 13:11, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
Those are the Japanese names. Although it should be noted that the Japanese equivalent of those pictures used "X" and "Y" in katakana, so it's very unlikely that those will be the final names. We'll have to wait till tomorrow, I suppose. Ataro (talk) 13:22, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
I would honestly not be surprised at all if Callum and Serena wind up being universal (or partially), given how this is the first time in the history of the series where player characters of the Japanese version are being given distinctive and real non-Japanese names (Western ones, to boot). Gacs (talk) 07:50, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Calem and Serena has been confirmed as the main characters' name in English version.(E9310103838 (talk) 09:01, 15 June 2013 (UTC))
Is there a reason we haven't made pages for Calem and Serena yet? Vienna Waltz (talk) 00:39, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
I think we have a misunderstood here, please check the official page of Pokemon, thay only wrote, "Serena or Calem - Your next-door neighbor in Vaniville will set out on a journey just like everyone else, with the goal of becoming a powerful Pokémon Trainer. If your character is a boy, your neighbor will be Serena. If you play as a girl, Calem will be your neighbor." - Theodorethebear (talk) 12:06, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
To Vienna Waltz, it's because we don't have that much info on them right now. To Theodorethebear, yes, it does say that. What's your point? Ataro (talk) 12:46, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Female Character

This page says if the female player is chosen on the Crystal game pack the female character will appear. But when I chose the male on Crystal the female character still appears. I think when any Crystal game pack is used then the female character will appear. ----Ethan (Talk) 04:12, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Player height and weight

  • Ethan was 4'11" tall and weighed 88.2 lbs in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Lyra is 4'11" tall and weighs 90.4 lbs.
  • Lucas is 4'7" (143 cm) tall and weighs 83.8 lbs (38 kg).
  • Dawn is 4'6" (1.40 m) tall and weighs 75 lbs (34 kg).

Those trivia bits are in those articles. I don't know where they came from. (I suspect the Pokédex.) It seems as though we only have it for the Generation IV protagonists. The function that allowed the player character to be compared to a Pokémon was apparently added in Generation III, according to the Pokédex page, so why isn't it known for Red, Leaf, Brendan, or May? --Abcboy (talk) 03:56, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

At least in HGSS, the height and weight for the PCs is physically spelled out, meaning the game tells you outright that the characters are this height and weight (so I suspect it's the same for DPPt). In Ruby and FR (the games I checked), there are only rough silhouette depictions and no numbers (and certainly no weight comparisons). So it's impossible to add anything for the Gen 3 protags that isn't guesswork. Kai * the Arc Toraph 13:29, 27 April 2014 (UTC)



FireRed LeafGreen Red.png

HeartGold SoulSilver Ethan.png

Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Brendan.png

Platinum Lucas.png

Black White Hilbert.png

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XY Calem.png

Red Ethan Brendan Lucas Hilbert Nate Calem

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Crystal Kris.png

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Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire May.png

Platinum Dawn.png

Black White Hilda.png

Black 2 White 2 Rosa.png

XY Serena.png

Leaf Kris Lyra May Dawn Hilda Rosa Serena

Tester (talk) 12:19, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Side Series/Spin Off

Why the distinction? I know there's a lot people that wrongly consider Colosseum and XD to be part of the main series, but I see no reason for there to be a distinction between these and the other spinoffs. They do have gameplay closer to that in the main series, but they're hardly the only spinoffs to allow trading to the main games. Seems like a completely arbitrary section. Five (talk) 12:02, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Pages for Mystery Dungeon player characters?

Could we please have some? And for the partners as well? If there are articles for the player characters of Pokémon Conquest, I don't see why there can't be any for the ones of Mystery Dungeon N. Harmonik (talk) 03:47, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Return to "Player character" page.