People of the Water

The crystal mark of the People activating a sealed door
The Sign of the Sea Crown tablet

The People of the Water (Japanese: 水の民 People in the Water) are an ancient tribal society in the Pokémon world that was mentioned in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Very little is known of their culture or their civilization.

As the name implies, the People of the Water were connected to the ocean, either living near or in it. They are apparently an almost extinct clan, with Lizabeth, her parents Kyle and Meredith, and her grandfather Shep being the only known remaining descendants. The Marina Group also suggested May and Max were possibly descendants after the former dreamed of Samiya and Manaphy.

The People of the Water possessed advanced technology, having constructed the Sea Crown and the so-called "Sea Temple", Samiya. Shep guided his family, Ash, and his friends to an ancient ruin site that contained a dome decorated with murals depicting the legends of Samiya and the People of the Water. They wear special crystals, either as necklaces or bracelets, that can activate these technologies, which range from opening doors to keeping the Sea Temple from sinking. During the events of the movie, May was given a crystal mark from Lizabeth.

The Phantom appears to be very knowledgeable about the People of the Water and even somehow obtained one of their special crystals prior to the movie.

Gallery

Ancient ruins Samiya
Exterior Interior
     

In other languages

Language Title
  Finnish Veden kansa*
  French Peuple de l'eau
  German Wassermenschen
  Italian Popolo dell'Acqua
  Korean 물의 일족 Mului iljok
  Brazilian Portuguese Tribo do Mar
  Spanish Gente del Mar



Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDr. ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZarudeZekrom
ZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen Ilene
Queen RinRavineRaymondRickRin MolybdenRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu


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