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Character recycling is a term used for the Pokémon anime when a single visual design is used in multiple episodes for different characters. When character recycling occurs, the characters are generally identical in appearance, with only small cosmetic changes like hair color differing between episodes.

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Examples

Miss Priscilla

Miss Priscilla
The lookalike

Miss Priscilla was featured in A Bout with Sprout. An unnamed lookalike teacher later appeared in Doin' What Comes Natu-rally.

Pokémon League entrance exam instructor

The instructor

The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor was featured in The Ultimate Test. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in You're a Star, Larvitar!.

Annie and Stephanie

Annie
Stephanie

Annie was featured in Wobbu-Palooza!. A lookalike by the name of Stephanie later appeared in Having a Wailord of a Time.

Delaney and Kent

Delaney
Kent

Delaney was featured in Outrageous Fortunes. A lookalike by the name of Kent later appeared in A Cacturne for the Worse.

Bill and Dominick

Bill
Dominick

Bill appeared in Mystery at the Lighthouse. An unnamed lookalike with brown hair later appeared at the end of Hoenn Alone. Another lookalike named Dominick later participated in the Ever Grande Conference in From Brags to Riches.

Cherry

Cherry

Cherry appeared in The Psychic Sidekicks!. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!.

Temacu

Temacu
The lookalike, top row, third from the left

Temacu was featured in The Heartbreak of Brock. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!.

Oscar and Andi

Oscar and Andi
Two lookalikes with different colored hair, one in the top left corner, one in the bottom right corner

Oscar and Andi were featured in The Bicker the Better. Two unnamed lookalikes later appeared in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!.

Pietra

Pietra
The lookalike

Pietra was featured in Right On, Rhydon. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!.

Vitzo

Vitzo
The lookalike

Vitzo was featured in The Screen Actor's Guilt. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in Classroom Training!.

Alanna

Alanna
With purple hair, at the right side
With brown hair, on screen

Alanna was featured in A Poké-BLOCK Party. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in Opposites Interact!. Another unnamed lookalike later appeared in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!. Both lookalikes had different hair color than Alanna.

Janet

Janet
Far right

Janet was featured in All Things Bright and Beautifly. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in both Triple Leaders, Team Threats! and Dreams by the Yard Full!.

Erica

Erica
With hair tinted green

Erica was featured in Mean with Envy and Pacifidlog Jam. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!, Dreams by the Yard Full!, and Cilan Takes Flight!.

Jump

Jump
With different hair and cap

Jump was featured in Saved by the Beldum. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in The Lonely Deino!.

Otane

Otane

Otane appeared in Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry. An unnamed lookalike previously appeared in A Goldenrod Opportunity. Another unnamed lookalike previously appeared in The Art of Pokémon. Another unnamed lookalike later appeared in Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!.

Cynthia

Cynthia
With brown hair

Cynthia appeared in several episodes of the Diamond & Pearl and Best Wishes series. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in I Choose You!.

Team Twin Starmie member

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Team Twin Starmie member

A member of Team Twin Starmie appeared in A Guardian Rematch! and Mounting an Electrifying Charge!. An unnamed lookalike later appeared in SM140.

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