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Taichi "Tai" Kamiya, known as Taichi Yagami (八神 太一 Yagami Taichi?) in Japan, is the main protagonist of Digimon Adventure and the leader of the original DigiDestined. His aggressive and impulsive personality often puts him in danger but he eventually learns that empathy and compassion are the keys to success rather than reckless courage.[10] Aside from his role as leader of The DigiDestined, Tai is also the star player on his school's soccer team[11] and he is best friends with Sora Takenouchi, another member of The DigiDestined.[12Prior to the events of the series, Tai and his younger sister Kari receive a Digi-Egg which eventually digivolves into a Greymon in order to protect them from a Parrotmon, which attacks Highton View Terrace.[13] These events in turn would lead to them being chosen to become members of the DigiDestined. Four years later whilst attending summer camp, Tai and his friends, Matt, Sora, Izzy, Mimi, Joe and T.K. are transported to the Digital World after receiving their Digivices.[2] Once there, Tai meets and befriends his partner Digimon, Agumon and takes it upon himself to lead his friends on their journey for civilization. However, the group soon become separated as Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments. During this time, Tai befriends Frigimon who takes him and Agumon to another part of the island where they meet Matt and Gabumon once again.[14] Afterwards, Tai, Matt, Agumon and Gabumon travel to the Primary Village where they are reunited with the rest of their group whilst protecting T.K. from Leomon who had been under the control of a Black Gear. Soon afterwards, Tai and the others learn about their role as the DigiDestined and subsequently defeat Devimon after T.K.'s partner digimon, Patamon digivolves to Angemon. After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are contacted by a man named Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure.[16] After leaving File Island, Tai leads his allies to the Server Continent where he obtains the "Crest of Courage", during the group's initial confrontation with Etemon.[17] After becoming the first member of the DigiDestined to find their crest, Tai becomes arrogant and attempts to force Agumon to digivolve into his ultimate form before he is ready, causing Agumon to dark digivolve into SkullGreymon.[16] Tai is left disheartened by this experience but Piximon restores his confidence by reminding him of how he learned to ride a bike. This allows Tai to face his own fear, activating his Crest and allowing Greymon to digivolve into MetalGreymon and defeat Etemon.[18] However, Etemon's defeat causes a dimensional rift to open, which transports Tai and MetalGreymon back into the real world. Soon afterwards however, Tai decides to return to the Digital World[19] to find his friends who by now, have split up to find him. After reuniting with his allies and reassembling their group, Tai and the others learn of Myotismon's scheme to enter the real world to find and kill the eighth DigiDestined child. Tai and his allies pursue Myotismon and his forces and eventually discover that the eighth DigiDestined child is in fact Tai's younger sister Kari and that her partner Digimon is Gatomon.[20] Although Myotismon is initially defeated by Angewomon,[21] he returns soon afterwards as VenomMyotismon. During this time, Gennai informs the DigiDestined of a prohecy which leads to Agumon and Gabumon warp digivolving into their mega forms, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon after Tai and Matt are shot with arrows of Light and Hope from Angewomon and Angemon respectively.[22] Together with help from the remaining DigiDestined, they are able to defeat VenomMyotismon[23] but are forced to return to the Digital World straight afterwards to do battle against The Dark Masters[24] and later Apocalymon. After Apocalymon's defeat, Tai and his allies are forced to leave the Digital World as it begins its restoration.[25In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Tai becomes more patient and mature and relinquishes his role as leader of the DigiDestined to Davis Motomiya and signifies this change by giving him his trademark goggles.[26] In the epilogue, Tai becomes a diplomat for both Earth and the Digital World at the United NationsDuring the events of Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, edited out of Digimon: The Movie, Tai is among those captured by Wendigomon during his search for Willis and is de-aged until Davis and Willis defeat him.[27] Tai is also featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series' run, most of which consist miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include a mystery adventure Tai and Sora go on[28] and tap dancing to distractBoltmon on Valentine's Day.[29] In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Tai is heard talking to Agumon after a Digiport briefly opens.[30] In addition to his appearances in Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Tai also makes a brief appearance in the third and final season of Digimon Xros WarsTai's character was designed by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff decided on Tai's name using kanji that related to "luck."[31In the Japanese version, all of Tai's appearances were voiced by Toshiko Fujita. In the English dub, Joshua Seth provided his voice. However, by the time the film Revenge of Diaboromon was dubbed in English, he was unable for dubbing due to him traveling the world with his touring stage show causing casting director Jeff Nimoy to cast Jason Spisak as his replacement, remarking how similar he sounded to Seth.[32In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation's Digimon website, Tai was ranked 3rd by Japanese voters as their favorite DigiDestined.[33] When the same question was asked three more times, his rank fell to 6th,[34] rose to 4th,[35] and finally landed at 5th.[36]

Yamato "Matt" Ishida, known as simply Yamato Ishida (石田 ヤマト Ishida Yamato?) in Japan is a member of the original DigiDestined. Matt lives with his father alone in Odaiba due to a divorce between his parents.[12] This leads to an awkward relationship between his mother and himself, as he feels that they treat each other more as strangers instead of family, as well as pressures him to prioritize T.K.'s safety.[37] In the English version, there was a dub error where Matt indicates that they are half-brothers when in fact they were full brothers.[38Matt is regarded as "cool" by his peers and is seen as a "born rebel" who "prefers to do things his own way."[10] However, he can be passionate and emotional as well and behind his façade, lies an "introspective, sensitive side" that comes mostly through his younger brother T.K, whom he is fiercely protective of.[11] He takes caution in the Digital World and often clashes with Tai Kamiyabecause of the leader's recklessness.[12] Matt owns a harmonica and plays it frequently, usually when he is resting. When Matt becomes separated from the rest of his group after Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments, Matt remains with Gabumon during this time until they meet Tai and Agumon again.[14] They eventually reunite with the rest of their group at The Primary Village after protecting T.K. from Leomon who had been under the control of a Black Gear at the time. Soon afterwards, Matt and the others learn about their role as the DigiDestined and subsequently defeat Devimon after T.K.'s partner digimon, Patamon digivolves to Angemon.[15After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are contacted by a man named Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure.[16] When a Kuwagamon attacks the DigiDestined, Piximon appears and saves them. Whilst training with him, Matt finds his "Crest of Friendship".[39] When Tai and Agumon are transported back to the real world after Etemon's defeat, Matt and the other DigiDestined split up to find him. Matt stays with his younger brother T.K. and Patamon and they eventually come across an abandoned theme park. Matt decides to ride a swan shaped boat around the nearby lake and promises T.K. that he will be back in a few hours[40] but he and Gabumon become lost and eventually wind up at a restaurant where they find Joe working off his debt. Matt elects to stay with Joe and help him work off his debt but becomes increasingly frustrated with him when he continually causes accidents which force them to continue working. Some time later, Tai arrives at the restaurant along with Agumon, T.K. and Patamon and suggests that they all leave together but Matt refuses to go anywhere with Joe, accusing him of do everything wrong on purpose. Digitamamon and DemiDevimon then attack the group and T.K. is captured by Vegiemon but Joe intervenes and saves him, only to be captured himself. Matt is touched by Joe's willingness to help T.K, despite his treatment of him, activating his "Crest of Friendship" and allowing Garurumon to digivolve into WereGarurumon who then defeats Digitamamon and scares away Vegiemon. After the battle, the boys decide to split up into groups (with Matt staying with T.K.) to follow separate readings on their Digivices in the hopes that it will lead them to their friends.[41After reuniting with his allies and reassembling their group, Matt and the others learn of Myotismon's scheme to enter the real world to find and kill the eighth DigiDestined child. They all pursue Myotismon and his forces and eventually discover that the eighth DigiDestined child is in fact Tai's younger sister Kari and that her partner Digimon is Gatomon.[20] Although Myotismon is initially defeated by Angewomon,[21] he returns soon afterwards as VenomMyotismon. During this time, Gennai informs the DigiDestined of a prohecy which leads to Gabumon and Agumon warp digivolving into their mega forms, MetalGarurumon and WarGreymon after Matt and Tai are shot with arrows of Hope and Light from Angemon and Angewomon respectively.[22] Together with help from the remaining DigiDestined, they are able to defeat VenomMyotismon[23] but are forced to return to the Digital World straight afterwards to do battle against The Dark Masters.[24] It is during this time that Cherrymon (a Digimon working for Puppetmon) tricks Matt into thinking that he doesn't have any friends and that Tai is his rival.[42] This leads to a heated argument between the two and a confrontation between their Digimon which culminates in Matt's departure from the group and the temporary disbandment of the DigiDestined.[1] However, Matt and MetalGarurumon would briefly reunite with the others to aid them in defeating Puppetmon.[43] After Puppetmon's defeat, Matt falls into a state of depression but with Gabumon's continued companionship, he is able to overcome this. They reunite with Joe and Gomamon soon afterwards and help Sora to overcome her doubts as well.[44] They along with their allies, eventually defeat Piedmon,[45] the last of the Dark Masters and later, Apocalymon as well. After Apocalymon's defeat, Matt and his friends are forced to leave the Digital World as it begins its restoration.[25In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Matt becomes more mature and easy-going. He forms a band with three other classmates called the Teen-age Wolves (stylized TEEN-AGE WOLVES) and serves as their lead vocalist and bassist.[26] He makes fewer appearances as he relinquishushes most of his responsibilities to Davis Motomiya, the leader of the new generation of DigiDestined but provides assistance and guidance when needed.[26] By the end of the series, Matt becomes an astronaut where he became the first person on Mars when he was supposed to go to the Moon. Matt's character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai's name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to "luck."[31] Jeff Nimoy, co-screenwriter of the English version of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, noted that if there were anything he could change about Matt, it would be making him "less indecisive", citing his complication of adapting the script of the scene where Matt confronts his feelings in a cave with Gabumon.[46In the Japanese version, excluding the pilot film Digimon Adventure, all of Matt's appearances were voiced by Yūto Kazama,[12] although he auditioned for Gabumon and Joe.[47] Masami Kikuchiauditioned for Matt, but was cast as Joe instead.[48] At first, Kazama felt that he couldn't voice a "pretty boy character" like Matt, but later discovered he related to him and ultimately felt as though he "lived as [him]."[47] In the English dub, Matt is voiced by Michael Reisz. Matt is one of the most popular characters in the Digimon Adventure series. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation's Digimon website, Matt was ranked 1st by Japanese voters as their favorite DigiDestined.[33] When the same question was asked three more times, his rank remained at 1st[34][35] but fell to 2nd,[36] losing to Kari. In addition to this, Matt is ranked 1st as the DigiDestined voters would want to switch places with,[49] whom the voters would want as a brother,[50] as the best-looking DigiDestined in the winter,[51] and whom the voters would want as their boyfriend.[52] He placed 2nd as the DigiDestined who voters related the most to,[53] as the best-looking DigiDestined in the summer,[54] and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the autumn,[55] and as the DigiDestined who voters thought was the strongest.[56] In addition to this, Matt's harmonica ranked 1st for the individual item of the DigiDestined that the voters would want.[57]

Sora Takenouchi (武之内 空 Takenouchi Sora?) is a member of the original DigiDestined. Despite being somewhat of a tomboy, she takes caution in the Digital World because of Tai's recklessness and serves as the[10] mother figure of the DigiDestined.[12] In addition to her role as a member of the DigiDestined, Sora is best friends with Tai Kamiya and a member of his soccer team along with Izzy.[37When Sora is separated from the rest of her group after Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments, she remains with Biyomon during this time until they reunite with the rest of their group at The Primary Village after protecting T.K. from Leomon who had been under the control of a Black Gear at the time. Soon afterwards, Sora and the others learn about their role as the DigiDestined and subsequently defeat Devimon after T.K.'s partner digimon, Patamon digivolves to Angemon.[15After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are contacted by a man named Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure.[16] After leaving File Island, Sora and her allies travel to the Server Continent where Izzy receives a message from a Digimon in danger, claiming to know where the last crest can be found. Motivated by this, the DigiDestined set off to free the imprisoned Digimon, Datamon but as they are trying to free him, Etemon attacks them. As the others fend Etemon off, Datamon escapes, taking Sora and Biyomon along with him.[58] Datamon makes a copy of Sora so that he can use her Digivice and Crest to make Biyomon digivolve and thus exact revenge on Etemon for imprisoning him. However, his plan fails as Tai manages to rescue her and returns her digivice and crest to her, allowing Biyomon to digivolve and help them escape the pyramid before it collapses.[18] After Etemon's defeat, Tai and Agumon are transported back to the real world, prompting Sora and the other DigiDestined to split up and find him. During this time, Sora remained hidden and helped her allies secretly by thwarting DemiDevimon's plans. She stopped Tai and T.K. from eating mushrooms which would have erased their memories,[40] she ruined DemiDevimon's plot to have Matt and Joe work at Digitamamon's restaurant for longer[41]and she consoles Mimi after the latter wakes from a nightmare.[59] Sora eventually reunites with her allies and reveals that she has been avoiding them to have some time to herself as she has been concerned that her "Crest of Love" will never glow. As they settle for the night, DemiDevimon tries to attack Sora but Biyomon protects her and is injured as a result. Myotismon attacks the group shortly afterwards and easily overpowers the other Digimon. Biyomon digivolves into Birdramon, despite Sora's protests but she is also no match for Myotismon. Sora then professes her love for Biyomon, allowing her to digivolve into her ultimate form, Garudamon who then whisks everyone to safety.[60] Soon afterwards, The DigiDestined return to the real world after discovering Myotismon's plan to find and kill the eighth DigiDestined child. Whilst pursuing Myotismon and his forces, Sora, Mimi and Palmon are captured by a horde of Bakemon led by Phantomon and held captive. They are attacked by a DarkTyrannomon but Palmon manages to digivolve into her ultimate form, Lilymon and stops him.[61] At this point, Myotismon intervenes and defeats Lilymon but Birdramon appears and rescues her and Sora.[62] They eventually reunite with their allies and aid Angewomon in defeating Myotismon[21] before defeating him a second time after he returns as VenomMyotismon.[23] After VenomMyotismon's defeat, Sora and the other DigiDestined are forced to return to the Digital World to do battle against The Dark Masters.[24] As they prepare to face Piedmon, the last of the Dark Masters, Sora begins to doubt herself, causing her and Biyomon to become trapped in a dark cave, similar to the one that Matt had become trapped in when he was depressed. However, with Matt and Joe's help, Sora is able to overcome these doubts and free herself and Biyomon from the dark cave.[44] Afterwards, they reunite with their allies and defeat Piedmon[45] and later, Apocalymon as well. After Apocalymon's defeat, Sora and her friends are forced to leave the Digital World as it begins its restoration.[25In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Sora has a more feminine appearance and has switched from soccer to tennis due to a leg injury. She also makes fewer appearances as she has relinquished most of her responsibilities to Yolei Inoue but provides assistance and guidance when needed. During the events of Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, edited out of Digimon: The Movie, Sora is among those captured by Wendigomon during his search for Willis and is de-aged until Davis and Willis defeat him.[26] Due to Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals being heavily cut when the movie was localized for Digimon: The Movie, this subplot was removed in the English version.[27] Sora is also featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series' run, most of which consist of miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include Sora having her own radio show.[28] In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Sora is heard getting closer to her mother and learning how to play tennis.[29Sora's character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai's name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to "luck."[31] In Japan, excluding the pilot film Digimon Adventure, all of Sora's appearances were voiced by Yūko Mizutani.[12] Ai Maeda[47] and Umi Tenjin[48] had also auditioned for Sora, but were cast as Mimi and Izzy respectively. In the English dub, Sora is voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation's Digimon website, Sora was ranked 5th by Japanese voters as Favorite DigiDestined.[33] When the same question was asked two more times, her rank remained at 5th[35] but fell to 8th.[36] In addition to this, Sora is ranked 1st as whom the voters would want as an older sister[50] and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the summer.[54]

Koushirou "Izzy" Izumi (泉 光子郎 Izumi Kōshirō?) is a member of the original DigiDestined. He is a computer expert and lives with his adoptive parents. When he initially found out that he was adopted, he began to subconsciously distance himself from his parents, focusing more on his computer instead. This issue was resolved once his parents came forward with the truth and he accepted them as his true parents.[63When the DigiDestined are attacked by Andromon (then under the control of a black gear), Izzy discovers a program on his computer, which leads to Tentomon digivolving into his champion form, Kabuterimon. Kabuterimon then frees Andromon from the black gear's control by destroying it with his "electro shocker" attack.[64] Soon afterwards however, Izzy and Tentomon become separated from their group as Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments. Izzy remains with Tentomon during this time until they reunite with the rest of their group at The Primary Village after protecting T.K. from Leomon who had been under the control of a Black Gear at the time. Soon afterwards, Izzy and the others learn about their role as the DigiDestined and subsequently defeat Devimon after T.K.'s partner digimon, Patamon digivolves to Angemon.[15After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are contacted by a man named Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure.[16] When a Kuwagamon attacks the DigiDestined, Piximon appears and saves them. Whilst training with him, Izzy finds his "Crest of Knowledge".[39] A short while later, Izzy receives a message from a Digimon in danger, claiming to know where the last crest can be found. Motivated by this, the DigiDestined set off to free the imprisoned Digimon, Datamon but as they are trying to free him, Etemon attacks them. As they try to fend him off, Datamon escapes, taking Sora and Biyomon along with him.[58] Izzy is quick to point out that Sora may still be located somewhere in the pyramid, which ultimately leads to Tai rescuing her.[18] After Etemon's defeat, Tai and Agumon are transported back to the real world, prompting Izzy and the other DigiDestined to split up and find him. During this time, Izzy and Tentomon end up in Vademon's dimension and Izzy is tricked into giving up his curiosity, causing his mind to become an accepting one that does not question anything. Tentomon tries but fails to snap Izzy out of it and slowly regresses until he reverts to his weakest form, Pabumon. This brings Izzy back to his senses and allows Pabumon to digivolve into his ultimate form, MegaKabuterimon who then destroys Vademon's dimension and defeats the evil digimon himself.[65After reuniting with his allies and reassembling their group, Izzy and the others follow Myotismon back to the real world after learning of his scheme to find and kill the eighth DigiDestined child. After Myotismon's first defeat at the hands of Angewomon,[21] Izzy's parents decide to tell him that he was adopted. Izzy reveals that he had heard them talking about it one night and that he had tried to forget about what he had heard by focusing on computers. Izzy's parents assure him that they love him and Izzy accepts them as his real parents. During this time, Myotismon returns as VenomMyotismon but WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon manage to defeat him with the help of the other DigiDestined Digimon.[23] After his defeat, the DigiDestined are forced to return to the Digital World to do battle against The Dark Masters.[24] Shortly after returning, Izzy discovers that WarGreymon is equipped with "Dramon Destroyers", which are particularly effective against Digimon with "Dramon" in their name. This subsequently leads to the defeats of MetalSeadramon[66] and Machinedramon[67] at the hands of WarGreymon. After reuniting with his allies and defeating Piedmon,[45] the last of the four Dark Masters and later, Apocalymon as well, Izzy and his friends are forced to leave the Digital World as it begins its restoration.[25Whilst on summer vacation, Izzy discovers a virus on the internet that is infecting a Digi-Egg, causing it to become corrupted and resulting in the birth of Diaboromon. After alerting the others, Izzy arrives at Tai's house and together, they watch the ensuing battle between WarGreymon, MetalGarurumon and Diaboromon on the internet. WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon eventually DNA digivolve into Omnimon but Diaboromon is too quick for him, always jumping to somewhere else whenever Omnimon spots him. Remembering how the high volume of e-mails being sent to his computer had slowed down WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, Izzy devises a plan to slow Diaboromon down in the same way by instead, forwarding all those e-mails to him. His plan works and Omnimon succeeds in defeating Diaboromon.[3In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02 Izzy makes fewer appearances as he relinquishes most of his responsibilities to Cody Hida. However, he continues to aid the new generation of DigiDestined by using his computing expertise to monitor the Digital World and alert them about any problems. With Willis' help, Izzy discovers that the new digivices given to the new generation of DigiDestined have three functions and subsequently dubs them D3's. As the new DigiDestined battle against The Digimon Emperor, Izzy devises a plan to invade his base by using Cody's information on pipelines that cross with the emperor's base. In the Japanese version, Izzy is voiced by Umi Tenjin. In the English dub, Izzy is voiced by Mona Marshall.

Mimi Tachikawa (太刀川 ミミ Tachikawa Mimi?) is a member of the original DigiDestined. She is characterised by her blunt and outspoken nature. Mimi lives with her parents in Odaiba as an only child, although an error occurs in the English dub where Mimi mentions having a baby brother. Mimi was most affected by the events taking place around The DigiDestined, to the point where she refused to fight as she did not want any more of their Digimon friends from getting hurt. However, she eventually realizes that she has to fight in order to save the Digital World.[10][11When Mimi is separated from the rest of her group after Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments, she remains with Palmon during this time until they reunite with the rest of their group at The Primary Village after protecting T.K. from Leomon who had been under the control of a Black Gear at the time. Soon afterwards, Mimi and the others learn about their role as the DigiDestined and subsequently defeat Devimon after T.K.'s partner digimon, Patamon digivolves to Angemon.[15After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are contacted by a man named Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure.[16] After leaving File Island, Mimi and her allies travel to the Server Continent where they eventually end up in a desert. During this time, Mimi tries to make Tai feel better after he had caused Agumon to dark digivolve into SkullGreymon. When a large cruise ship appears before them all, Mimi manages to convince a Numemon on board to let them on. However, the ship is run by Kokatorimon, a servant of Etemon who begins taking out the DigiDestined and their Digimon by turning them into stone. After escaping the ship, Kokatorimon continues to pursue them, forcing them to seek refuge behind a large cactus where they find Mimi's "Crest of Sincerity".[68] After Etemon's defeat, Tai and Agumon are transported back to the real world, prompting Mimi and the other DigiDestined to split up and find him. During this time, Mimi and Palmon meet a group of Gekomon and Otamamon who wait on Mimi hand on foot, treating her as though she is a princess so that she will sing and wake up their master, ShogunGekomon. Tai and Joe eventually show up and fail to get Mimi to leave with them. However, she comes to her senses after having a nightmare and manages to wake ShogunGekomon up by singing but he attacks her and her friends. After his defeat at the hands of MetalGreymon, Mimi leaves with Tai and Joe to find the rest of their group.[59After reuniting with her allies and reassembling their group, Mimi and the others follow Myotismon back to the real world after learning of his scheme to find and kill the eighth DigiDestined child. Whilst pursuing Myotismon and his forces, Mimi, Sora and Palmon are captured by a horde of Bakemon led by Phantomon and held captive. They are attacked by a DarkTyrannomon but Palmon manages to digivolve into her ultimate form, Lilymon and stops him.[61] At this point, Myotismon intervenes and defeats Lilymon but Birdramon appears and rescues Sora.[62] Mimi is left behind but is later rescued by Tai and together, they eventually reunite with their allies and aid Angewomon in defeating Myotismon[21] before defeating him a second time after he returns as VenomMyotismon.[23] After VenomMyotismon's defeat, Mimi and the other DigiDestined are forced to return to the Digital World to do battle against The Dark Masters.[24] Shortly afterwards, a heated argument erupts between Tai and Matt, which causes Mimi to leave the group as she doesn't want to fight anymore or see anyone get hurt.[1] Joe joins her so that she doesn't have to be alone. During this time, they begin gathering allies to aid them in their battle against The Dark Masters. Mimi eventually leads these allies into battle against Piedmon where she is reunited with the other DigiDestined and together, they all manage to defeat him.[45] After defeating Apocalymon alongside the other DigiDestined, Mimi and her friends are forced to leave the Digital World as it begins its restoration.[25In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Mimi has moved to New York City. Despite the move, Mimi manages to make her way to the Digital World on occasion. In the events of Digimon Hurricane Landing!/Supreme Evolution! The Golden Digimentals, removed from Digimon: The Movie, Mimi was giving TK and Kari a tour of New York before she was captured by Wendigomon, is de-aged until Davis and Willis defeat him.[26][27] Mimi is also featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series' run, most of which consist of miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include Mimi comically battling Kari over identifying whom Izzy's love letter is addressed to[28] and being captured by Boltmon on Valentine's Day.[29] In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, which takes place between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, Mimi documents her new life in New York as well as the September 11 attacks, which took place shortly after she arrived.[30Mimi's character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai's name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to "luck".[31] In Japan, excluding the pilot film Digimon Adventure, all of Mimi's appearances were voiced by Ai Maeda,[12] who originally auditioned for Sora.[47] Umi Tenjin had also auditioned for Mimi, but was cast as Izzy instead.[48] In the English dub, Mimi is voiced by Philece Sampler. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation's Digimon website, Mimi was ranked 6th by Japanese voters as Favorite DigiDestined.[33] When the same question was asked three more times, her rank rose to 3rd,[34] fell to 9th,[35] and failed to chart on the final poll.[36] Mimi is ranked first as the DigiDestined who voters related the most to.[53]

Joe Kido, known in Japan as Jou Kido (城戸 丈 Kido Jō?), is a member of the original DigiDestined. In the Japanese anime, Joe has two older brothers, named Shin and Shuu but these two brothers "became" one brother named Jim in the English anime, during the dubbing process. Joe's father had hoped that both boys would become doctors, a tradition which had existed since theEdo period. Joe is the bearer of the Crest of Reliability (Faithfulness/Sincerity/Integrity in Japan).[69As the DigiDestined continue to journey throughout File Island, Joe begins to feel more and more responsible for the group's safety as he is the eldest member of the group. One night, Joe and Gomamon sneak off to climb Infinity Mountain, but once there, they are attacked by Unimon who is under the control of a black gear. When Sora, Tai, Birdramon and Greymon appear and fail to defeat Unimon, Joe jumps onto his back and tries to extract the black gear. His actions cause Gomamon to digivolve into Ikkakukmon who then destroys the black gear and frees Unimon from its control.[70] Soon afterwards however, Joe and Gomamon become separated from their group as Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments. Joe remains with Gomamon during this time until they reunite with the rest of their group at The Primary Village after protecting T.K. from Leomon who had been under the control of a Black Gear at the time. Soon afterwards, Joe and the others learn about their role as the DigiDestined and subsequently defeat Devimon after T.K.'s partner digimon, Patamon digivolves to Angemon.[15After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are contacted by a man named Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure.[16] After leaving File Island, Joe and his allies travel to the Server Continent where they eventually wind up in the desert. Whilst searching for his crest, Joe and the others are trapped by Etemon in a soccer goal and are forced to confront a Greymon. As they dig their way out of the trap, they come across Joe's "Crest of Reliability" and eventually manage to escape.[16] When Tai and Agumon are transported back to the real world after Etemon's defeat, Joe and the other DigiDestined split up to find him. During this time, DemiDevimon leads Joe and Gomamon to a restaurant where they order a large meal but they are not able to pay for the meal as Digitamamon, the owner of the restaurant, only accepts money from the real world, forcing Joe to work off their debt. Matt and Gabumon arrive at the restaurant a short while later and Matt elects to stay with Joe to help him work off his debt. However, Matt becomes increasingly frustrated with Joe when he continually causes accidents which forces them to continue working. Some time later, Tai arrives at the restaurant along with Agumon, T.K. and Patamon and suggests that they all leave together but Matt refuses to go anywhere with Joe, accusing him of doing everything wrong on purpose. Digitamamon and DemiDevimon then attack the group and T.K. is captured by Vegiemon but Joe intervenes and saves him, only to be captured himself. They are both eventually rescued by WereGarurumon. After the battle, the boys decide to split up into groups (with Joe joining Tai) to follow separate readings on their Digivices in the hopes that it will lead them to their friends.[41] After reuniting with his allies and reassembling their group, Joe and the others follow Myotismon back to the real world after learning of his scheme to find and kill the eighth DigiDestined child. Whilst pursuing Myotismon and his forces, Joe and T.K. are attacked by one of his henchman, MegaSeadramon and thrown into the water. When Joe sacrifices himself to keep T.K. afloat, he activates his crest, allowing Ikkakumon to digivolve into his ultimate form, Zudomon who rescues them before defeating MegaSeadramon. After the battle, they find Wizardmon in the water with Kari's tag and crest.[62] They eventually reunite with their allies and aid Angewomon in defeating Myotismon[21] before defeating him a second time after he returns as VenomMyotismon.[23] After VenomMyotismon's defeat, Joe and the other DigiDestined are forced to return to the Digital World to do battle against The Dark Masters.[24] Shortly afterwards however, a heated argument erupts between Tai and Matt, which causes the DigiDestined to disband temporarily.[1] Joe decides to stay with Mimi during this time so that she doesn't have to be alone and together, they begin gathering allies to aid them in their battle against The Dark Masters. When they arrive at the Primary Village however, Joe decides to leave Mimi with the Digimon allies they have gathered to go and search for Matt but insists that he must do this alone as he hopes to figure out his place within their group.[71] Joe and Gomamon reunite with Matt and Gabumon soon afterwards and together, they help Sora to overcome her doubts[44] before reuniting with the rest of their allies to defeat Piedmon,[45] the last of the Dark Masters and later, Apocalymon as well. After Apocalymon's defeat, Joe and his friends are forced to leave the Digital World as it begins its restoration.[25In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Joe makes fewer appearances as he relinquishushes most of his responsibilities to Cody Hida, but provides assistance and guidance when needed.[26In the Japanese version, Joe is voiced by Masami Kikuchi. In the English dub, Joe is voiced by Michael Lindsay.

Takeru "T.K." Takaishi, known simply as Takeru Takaishi (高石 タケル Takaishi Takeru?) in Japan, is a member of both the original DigiDestined and the second group of DigiDestined. He is gentle, sweet-natured, and generous.[10] He is also obedient and follows the DigiDestined's lead without complaints. He is also described as Kari Kamiya's "equal."[72T.K. is the only member of the DigiDestined not to attend the same school as the rest of the DigiDestined as he initially lives in Sangenjaya instead of Odaiba. He is younger brother of Matt, but lives with his mother, journalist Nancy Takaishi (Natsuko Takaishi (高石 夏子 Takaishi Natsuko?) in the original version), instead due to a divorce between their parents.[11] Although T.K. was too young to remember the events of the divorce clearly, he is still affected by it and does not like to openly talk about it.[37] Despite the distance between T.K. and Matt, he admires Matt greatly and tries to be brave to "impress" him,[10] although he begins to open up to the other DigiDestined as well, particularly Tai.[12] In the English dub, an error occurs where Matt indicates that they are half-brothers when in fact they are full brothers.[38When Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments, T.K. becomes separated from the other DigiDestined and remains with Patamon during this time. They eventually arrive at the Primary Village, a place where Digimon are born. After meeting and befriending Elecmon,[73] they are attacked by Leomon (who is under the control of black gears), forcing them to run and hide but they are found by Ogremon. However, the other DigiDestined appear and save them by freeing Leomon from the black gears' control and forcing Ogremon to retreat. After the battle, T.K. and the others learn about their role as the DigiDestined and set off to defeat Devimon in the hopes that doing so will restore File Island to its normal state and allow them all to return home. Even with Leomon's help however, the DigiDestined are no match for Devimon and defeated, leaving only T.K. and Patamon behind. As Devimon prepares to grab T.K, Patamon jumps in front of him to protect him, allowing him to finally digivolve into his champion form, Angemon. After gathering energy from his allies, Angemon is able to defeat Devimon but this also comes at the cost of his own life, leaving T.K. extremely traumatized by the experience. After the battle, Angemon's feathers form into a Digi-Egg which T.K. vows to protect so that his partner can be reborn.[15After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are contacted by a man named Gennai who instructs them on the next phase of their adventure.[16] They all leave File Island and travel to the Server Continent where T.K. finds his "Crest of Hope" in the desert.[58] When Tai and Agumon are transported back to the real world after Etemon's defeat, T.K. and the other DigiDestined split up to find him. T.K. stays with his older brother Matt, Tokomon and Gabumon and they eventually come across an abandoned theme park. Matt decides to ride a swan shaped boat around the nearby lake and promises T.K. that he will be back in a few hours but he and Gabumon become lost, leaving T.K. and Tokomon alone by themselves. During this time, they meet DemiDevimon who manages to split them apart by breaking down their friendship. However, T.K. is eventually reunited with Tokomon along with Tai and Agumon as well. DemiDevimon appears once again and tries to erase their memories by feeding them poisonous mushrooms but a mystery voice (later revealed to be Sora) warns Agumon about the plot who then stops T.K. and Tai from eating the mushrooms. With DemiDevimon's true nature revealed, T.K. repairs his relationship with Tokomon who then digivolves into Patamon and drives DemiDevimon away. T.K. and Patamon then leave the amusement park with Tai and Agumon to search for the others.[40] A short while later, they are reunited with Matt, Gabumon, Joe and Gomamon but are also attacked by DemiDevimon and Digitamamon. In all the chaos, T.K. is captured by Vegiemon who also captures Joe after he tries to save T.K. but they are both eventually rescued by WereGarurumon who had digivolved after Matt had activated his "Crest of Friendship". After the battle, the boys decide to split up into groups (with T.K. staying with Matt) to follow separate readings on their Digivices in the hopes that it will lead them to their friends.[41] After reuniting with his allies and reassembling their group, T.K. and the others follow Myotismon back to the real world after learning of his scheme to find and kill the eighth DigiDestined child. Whilst travelling on the subway, a misunderstanding causes T.K. to yell at Patamon who then flies off at the next stop. As T.K., Matt and Gabumon search for him, they befriend Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon but are also confronted by Myotismon. Patamon witnesses the battle at a nearby park and digivolves into Angemon and together with WereGarurumon's help, succeeds in forcing Myotismon to retreat. After the battle, T.K. apologizes to Patamon for his outburst from earlier and they all resume their search for the eighth DigiDestined child.[74] They eventually reunite with their allies and aid Angewomon in defeating Myotismon[21] before defeating him a second time after he returns as VenomMyotismon.[23] After VenomMyotismon's defeat, T.K. and the other DigiDestined are forced to return to the Digital World to do battle against The Dark Masters.[24When the DigiDestined encounter Puppetmon, T.K. agrees to play a game of hide and go seek with him so that Matt's life is spared. He ends up exploring Puppetmon's mansion and manages to destroy a number of devices that Puppetmon has been using to control the forest, before escaping and reuniting with the rest of his group.[66In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, T.K. and his mother relocate to a new apartment building in Odaiba, where he becomes neighbors with Cody Hida and Yolei Inoue, two new members of the new generation of DigiDestined. Although much of his physical appearance has changed, particularly his height, his gentle personality has remained.[26] T.K. is also featured in supplementary audio dramas released on CD during the television series' run, most of which consist miscellaneous adventures with the other DigiDestined that do not relate to the overall plot of the show. These include a battle T.K. has in his dream during New Years[28] and tap dancing to distract Boltmon on Valentine's Day.[29] In an audio drama released years after the end of Digimon Adventure 02, T.K. is heard compiling a novel about his adventures in the Digital World.[30T.K.'s character was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that as the staff had agreed on deciding Tai's name, he had tried to name the other characters similarly with kanji that related to "luck."[31] In Japan, T.K. was voiced byHiroko Konishi in Digimon Adventure, with the exception of the pilot film Digimon Adventure.[12] Due to her retiring from voice acting in 2000 and her refusal to reprise the role in Digimon Adventure 02, she was succeeded by Taisuke Yamamoto.[26][75] Yamamoto's portrayal of T.K. is described as more "adult-like [in comparison to his voice in Digimon Adventure]" and that "his gentle voice suits [T.K.] perfectly."[75] In the English dub, Wendee Lee provides his voice in the Digimon Adventure continuity while Doug Erholtz provides his voice in Digimon Adventure 02. Lee indicated that T.K. was her favorite character to voice during her work in the Digimon Adventure series.[76Initially, T.K. was unpopular with the viewers, but Digimon Adventure 02 saw a rise in his popularity. In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation's Digimon website, T.K. was ranked 7th by Japanese voters as Favorite DigiDestined.[33] When the same question was asked two more times, his rank rose to 2nd,[34] but fell to 3rd.[35][36] T.K. is also ranked 1st as whom the voters would want as a younger brother[50] and as the DigiDestined whom the voters thought was the strongest,.[56] He placed 2nd as the DigiDestined voters would want to switch places with[49] and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the winter.[51] When voters were asked which DigiDestined they would want as their boyfriend, T.K. placed in 3rd.[52] Jeff Nimoy, co-screenwriter of the English version of Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, however, found T.K. "[uninteresting]" for both series and that there was "not much there for T.K.'s personality, unless Davis was pushing his buttons."[46]

Kari Kamiya, known as Hikari Yagami (八神 ヒカリ Yagami Hikari?) in Japan, is Tai's younger sister and a member of both the original DigiDestined and new generation of DigiDestined. She did not attend summer camp with the other members of the original DigiDestined due to poor health. She is characterised as a compassionate girl who always puts others before herself.[10][77]Revealed to be "the eighth DigiDestined child" (八番目の選ばれし子供 Hachi-banme no erabareshi kodomo?) Kari admires Tai and is seen as an equal to T.K.[72In the sequel, Digimon Adventure 02, Kari has matured into a "smiling, charmingly energetic, and bright girl", but has also become "mischievous" and "playful". She now dons a digital camera as a trademark item instead of her camp whistle.[78] Joining the new DigiDestinated, Kari obtained the Digi-egg of Light (光のデジメンタル Hikari no dejimentaru?). Davis Motomiya develops an unrequited crush on her and vies for her affections several times.[78Kari was designed for the pilot movie storyboard by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. In an exclusive interview released with the Digimon Adventure DVD box on December 21, 2007, producer Satoru Nishizono revealed that Kari's Japanese name referenced the Japanese word for "light" (光 "hikari"?) and not supposed to appear as the eighth DigiDestined. However, the producers decided to include her when wanting to introduce a new character.[31] In a series of online polls conducted on Toei Animation's Digimon website, Kari was ranked 4th by Japanese voters as their favorite DigiDestined.[33] When the same question was asked two more times, her rank fell to 5th,[34] and then 6th,[35] but finally landed at 1st.[36] In addition to this, Kari is ranked 1st as whom the voters would want as a younger sister[50] and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the spring.[79] She placed in 3rd as the DigiDestined who the voters thought was the strongest[56] and as the best-looking DigiDestined in the winter.[51In the Japanese version, Kari is voiced by Kae Araki. In the English dub, Kari is voiced by Lara Jill Miller. Davis Motomiya, known in Japan as Daisuke Motomiya (本宮 大輔 Motomiya Daisuke?), is the main protagonist of Digimon Adventure 02 and the leader of the new generation of DigiDestined. In the Japanese version, Davis is voiced by Reiko Kiuchi. In the English dub, Davis is voiced by Brian Donovan.

Ken Ichijouji (一乗寺 賢 Ichijōji Ken?) is originally the Digimon Emperor (Digimon Kaiser in the Japanese version) and later the final member of the new DigiDestined. Unlike the other DigiDestined, he lives in Tamachi, which is next to Odaiba. Having been to the Digital World before with Ryo Akiyama, Ken was afflicted with a Dark Spore from Milleniumon before returning to his world. Soon after the death of his older brother Sam Ichijoji, Ken received an e-mail from Oikawa that caused the Dark Spore's influence to take hold. As a result, Ken donned the alias of the Digimon Emperor(Dejimon Kaizaa, Digimon Kaiser), becoming more like his brother while detaching himself from reality. It took Wormmon's sacrifice to make Ken realize the evil he committed. Soon after being reunited with Wormmon, learning of Arukenimon, Ken decides to atone for his wicked acts and joins the DigiDestined in fighting her and Oikawa. In the Japanese version, Ken is voiced by Romi Park. In the English dub, Ken is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince

Yolei Inoue, known as Miyako Inoue (井ノ上 京 Inoue Miyako?) in Japan, is a member of the new of DigiDestined and the holder of the Digi-eggs of Love and Sincerity, known as the Digimental of Love (愛情のデジメンタル Aijō no dejimentaru?) the Digimental of Purity (純真のデジメンタル Junshin no dejimentaru?) respectively in the original version. Yolei has good computer skills and technical knowledge. In the Japanese version, Yolei is voiced by Rio Natsuki in the Japanese version. In the English dub, Yolei is voiced by Tifanie Christun.

Cody Hida, known as Iori Hida (火田 伊織 Hida Iori?) in Japan, is the youngest member of the new DigiDestined. Much of his maturity and wisdom comes from his grandfather, Chikara Hida, who is also his Kendo teacher. At the end of the series, Cody becomes a Defense Attorney In the Japanese version, Cody is voiced by Megumi Urawa. In the English dub, Cody is voiced by Philece Sampler.

Agumon (アグモン) is a reptile Digimon and the mascot of Digimon and the partner of Tai Kamiya, the leader of the original DigiDestined. When Tai and the other DigiDestined children arrive in the Digital World for the very first time, they meet Koromon and the other DigiDestined Digimon. When they are all attacked by a Kuwagamon, all the digimon digivolve into their rookie forms to protect their partners.[2] From this point forward, Koromon is mostly seen in his rookie form, Agumon. After their encounter with Kuwagamon, the DigiDestined and their Digimon are attacked by a Shellmon. As Agumon is the only one who has eaten, he is the only one with the strength to fight Shellmon but he is unable to defeat him in his current state. Tai tries to help Agumon by distracting Shellmon but he is caught. As Shellmon prepares to attack the others, Agumon digivolves into his champion form, Greymon and manages to defeat Shellmon.[80] However, the group soon become separated as Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments. During this time, Agumon remains with Tai until they are reunited with the rest of their group. In their confrontation with Devimon, Agumon and his Digimon allies all digivolve into their champion forms to fight him but they are all no match for him. However, T.K.'s digimon partner Patamon finally digivolves into his champion form, Angemon and manages to defeat Devimon.[15After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are told by Gennai to travel to the Server Continent. After obtaining his "Crest of Courage" during the group's initial confrontation with Etemon,[17] Tai becomes arrogant and tries to force Agumon to digivolve to the ultimate level, first by overfeeding him then by putting himself directly in harm's way. This causes Agumon to dark digivolve into SkullGreymon.[16] Although Tai is initially left disheartened by this experience, he is able to regain his confidence with Piximon's help, allowing him to overcome his fears and thus activate his "Crest of Courage", allowing Greymon to digivolve into his ultimate form, MetalGreymon and defeat Etemon.[18] However, Etemon's defeat causes a dimensional rift to open, which transports MetalGreymon and Tai back into the real world. Soon afterwards however, they return to the Digital World[19] to find their friends who by now, have split up to find Tai. After reuniting with their allies, they return to the real world to stop Myotismon from finding and killing the eighth DigiDestined child. After attempting to rescue the citizens who have been trapped by Myotismon,[61] MetalGreymon and Tai reunite with their allies to confront the evil Digimon himself. After Gatomon digivolves into Angewomon, MetalGreymon and the other DigiDestined digimon lend their powers to her, allowing her to defeat Myotismon with her "Celestial Arrow" attack.[21] However, Myotismon returns soon afterwards as VenomMyotismon. During this time, Gennai informs the DigiDestined of a prohecy which leads to Agumon and Gabumon warp digivolving into their mega forms, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon after Tai and Matt are shot with arrows of Hope and Light from Angemon and Angewomon respectively.[22] Together with help from the remaining DigiDestined, they are able to defeat VenomMyotismon[23] but are forced to return to the Digital World straight afterwards to do battle against The Dark Masters. Upon their return to the Digital World, they are confronted by the Dark Masters: MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon, Machinedramon and Piedmon. WarGreymon and his allies are easily defeated and only escape because of Piximon's sacrifice.[24] A short while later, Izzy discovers that WarGreymon is equipped with "Dramon Destroyers", which are particularly effective against Digimon with "Dramon" in their name. WarGreymon is initially overpowered by MetalSeadramon and almost defeated[81] but Whamon intervenes, sacrificing his life in the process and allowing WarGreymon to defeat MetalSeadramon.[66] However, a hearted argument between Tai and Matt erupts soon afterwards, causing the DigiDestined to disband temporarily.[1] Whilst separated, Tai's younger sister Kari becomes ill, prompting him to go in search of a cure and causing him to unknowingly walk into Machinedramon's domain.[82] Although Koromon is initially too weak to fight, he is empowered by Kari's "Crest of Light", allowing him to digivolve to WarGreymon and defeat Machinedramon.[67] Shortly afterwards, the DigiDestined reunite to confront Piedmon, the last of the Dark Masters but WarGreymon and most of his allies are turned into key chains. They are eventually saved by MagnaAngemon and defeat Piedmon with the help of their allies.[45After Piedmon's defeat however, Gennai warns the DigiDestined about an ancient evil which has now resurfaced. Apocalymon appears and overwhelms the DigiDestined by using the attacks of the evil Digimon they have defeated against them before destroying their tags and crests and deleting them. Agumon and Tai encourage their allies not give up, leading them all to discover that the power of their crests has been present within each and everyone one of them this entire time. With their powers restored, Agumon and his Digimon allies all digivolve to their strongest forms and confront Apocalymon once again.[45] With help from the other DigiDestined, WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon successfully destroy Apocalymon's body but he makes one last attempt to destroy both the real world and the Digital World with his "Total Annihilation" attack but he fails as the force of the attack is contained by the DigiDestined's digivices. After Apocalymon's defeat, Agumon and the other DigiDestined are forced to part ways with their partners as the gate between the real world and Digital World closes, which would prevent Tai and his friends from getting back home.[83]

Greymon (グレイモン Gureimon?): Agumon's Champion form, a Dinosaur-type Digimon with a muscular chest and forearms, orange skin with blue stripes, and a brown helmet with antler-like horns on the side and a single horn on the nose. Agumon first assumed the form to protect Tai from a Shellmon. His trademark attack is Nova Blast (Mega Flame in the Japanese version), a large powerful fireball fired from his mouth.
MetalGreymon (メタルグレイモン Metarugureimon?): Agumon's Ultimate form, a Cyborg-type Digimon whose strength is said to be comparable to that of a nuclear warhead. Agumon first assumed this form when Tai invoked his "Crest of Courage" during the DigiDestined's final battle with Etemon. His primary attack is Giga Destroyer (Giga Blaster in the English dub), two highly destructive missiles that are fired from his chestplate.
SkullGreymon (スカルグレイモン Sukarugureimon?): Agumon's alternate Ultimate form, an Undead-type Digimon that resulted from forced digivolution. Overwhelmed by the urge to battle, SkullGreymon attacks friend and foe alike with his Dark Shot missile attack before losing enough energy to regress to a lesser form.[84] His primary attack, Dark Shot (Ground Zero in the Japanese version), fires a missile from his spinal cord.
WarGreymon (ウォーグレイモン Wōgureimon?): Agumon's Mega form, a Dragonoid Digimon clad in Chrome Digizoid armor equipped with Dramon Destroyer gauntlets who fights with improved speed and strength. Agumon first assumed this form during the battle against VenomMyotismon. He also assumed this form during the battles against The Dark Masters and later Apocalymon. WarGreymon's two primary attacks are Terra Force (Gaia Force in the Japanese version), which involves gathering all of the energy into one spot then firing it as a super-dense, high-temperature fireball energy shot, and Brave Tornado (also Terra Force in the English dub), which involves spinning at himself at a tremendous speed then launching himself at his enemy.
Omnimon: This is the form that Agumon assumes when he DNA digivolves with MetalGarurumon as WarGreymon.[85] Agumon first assumed this form during the battle against Diaboromon.[3]


Gabumon is a reptile Digimon and the partner of Yamato "Matt" Ishida, a member of the original DigiDestined. Gabumon's name is derived from the "Gabu Kashira" of Japanese Kabuki theatre, a puppet whose face instantly changes from that of a timid maiden to a horned fiend with the pull of a string. When Matt and the other DigiDestined children arrive in the Digital World for the very first time, they meet Tsunomon and the other DigiDestined Digimon. When they are all attacked by a Kuwagamon, all the digimon digivolve into their rookie forms to protect their partners.[2] From this point forward, Tsunomon is mostly seen in his rookie form, Gabumon. Whilst camping one night in the Digital World, the DigiDestined are attacked by a Seadramon so Matt and Gabumon jump into the water to distract him but he grabs Matt instead, prompting Gabumon to digivolve into his champion form, Garurumon to protect him. Shortly afterwards, the group become separated as Devimon divides File Island into separate fragments. During this time, Gabumon remains with Matt until they are reunited with the rest of their group. In their confrontation with Devimon, Gabumon and his Digimon allies all digivolve into their champion forms to fight him but they are all no match for him. However, T.K.'s digimon partner Patamon finally digivolves into his champion form, Angemon and manages to defeat Devimon. After Devimon's defeat, The DigiDestined are told by Gennai to travel to the Server Continent. A short while later, Matt finds his "Crest of Friendship" whilst he and the other DigiDestined are being trained by Piximon.[39] After Etemon's defeat, Gabumon and the other DigiDestined split up to look for Tai and Agumon who have been transported back to the real world.[19] Gabumon remains with Matt during this time and they eventually come across a restaurant where Joe is working for Digitamamon to work off his debt. Soon afterwards, they are attacked by Digitamamon along with DemiDevimon and Vegiemon but Matt manages to invoke the power of his crest, allowing Garurumon to digivolve into his ultimate form, WereGarurumon and defeat Digitamamon.[41] After reuniting with their allies, they all return to the real world to stop Myotismon from finding and killing the eighth DigiDestined child. After Gatomon digivolves into Angewomon, WereGarurumon and the other DigiDestined digimon lend their powers to her, allowing her to defeat Myotismon with her "Celestial Arrow" attack.[21]However, Myotismon returns soon afterwards as VenomMyotismon. During this time, Gennai informs the DigiDestined of a prohecy which leads to Gabumon and Agumon warp digivolving into their mega forms, MetalGarurumon and WarGreymon after Matt and Tai are shot with arrows of Hope and Light from Angemon and Angewomon respectively.[22] Together with help from the remaining DigiDestined, they are able to defeat VenomMyotismon[23] but are forced to return to the Digital World straight afterwards to do battle against The Dark Masters. Upon their return to the Digital World, they are confronted by the Dark Masters: MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon, Machinedramon and Piedmon. MetalGarurumon and his allies are easily defeated and only escape because of Piximon's sacrifice.[24] A hearted argument between Matt and Tai erupts soon afterwards, causing the DigiDestined to disband temporarily.[1] However, Matt and MetalGarurumon would briefly reunite with the others to aid them in defeating Puppetmon.[43] After Puppetmon's defeat, Matt falls into a state of depression but with Gabumon's continued companionship, he is able to overcome this. They reunite with Joe and Gomamon soon afterwards and help Sora to overcome her doubts as well.[44] A short while later, they reunite with the other DigiDestined to confront Piedmon, the last of the Dark Masters but MetalGarurumon and most of the other DigiDestined are turned into key chains. They are eventually saved by MagnaAngemon and defeat Piedmon with the help of their allies.[45After Piedmon's defeat however, Gennai warns the DigiDestined about an ancient evil which has now resurfaced. Apocalymon appears and overwhelms the DigiDestined by using the attacks of the evil Digimon they have defeated against them before destroying their tags and crests and deleting them. During this time, the DigiDestined discover that the power of their crests has been present within each and everyone one of them this entire time. With their powers restored, Gabumon and his Digimon allies all digivolve to their strongest forms and confront Apocalymon once again. With help from the other DigiDestined, MetalGarurumon and WarGreymon successfully destroy Apocalymon's body but he makes one last attempt to destroy both the real world and the Digital World with his "Total Annihilation" attack but he fails as the force of the attack is contained by the DigiDestined's digivices. After Apocalymon's defeat, Gabumon and the other DigiDestined are forced to part ways with their partners as the gate between the real world and Digital World closes, which would prevent Matt and his friends from getting back home.[83]

Garurumon: Gabumon's champion form, a large, wolf-like beast with white sharp fur and dark blue stripes. Gabumon first assumed this form after Matt was grabbed by a Seadramon. His trademark attack is "Howling Blaster", blue icy cold flames that are fired from his mouth.

WereGarururmon: Gabumon's ultimate form. Modeled after werewolves, WereGarurumon stands upright and has an anthropomorphic build. Gabumon first assumed this form when Matt invoked his "Crest of Friendship" during a battle against Digitamamon, DemiDevimon and Vegiemon. His primary attack is "Wolf Claw", where he slashes his opponents with his powerful claws.

MetalGarurumon: Gabumon's mega form, a completely mechanized wolf. Gabumon first assumed this form during the battle against VenomMyotismon. He also assumed this form during the battles against The Dark Masters and later Apocalymon. His primary attacks are "Metal Wolf Claw" where he fires a blue blast of icy breath from his mouth and "Ice Wolf Claw" where he launches missiles from weapons hidden all over his body.

Omnimon: This is the form that Gabumon assumes when he DNA digivolves with WarGreymon as MetalGarurumon.[85] Gabumon first assumed this form during the battle against Diaboromon.[3]

Biyomon's name derived from the onomatopoeia for tweeting (ぴよぴよ Piyopiyo?), Biyomon is a small bird with much curiosity whose wings double as arms that she uses to grip objects. There are several different Biyomon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series. The most well-known appearance of Biyomon is in the Digimon Adventure anime as the partner of Sora Takenouchi, who also appears in the sequel series Digimon Adventure 02 and all the Digimon Adventure/02 related movies.[86] Biyomon digivolves from Nyokimon and Yokomon and digivolves into Birdramon and Garudamon. In the Digimon Adventure video game adaptation, Biyomon can warp digivolve into Phoenixmon.

Based on a Ladybug (瓢虫 Tentoumushi?), Tentomon is a naturally friendly Digimon with carefree way of life (he often expresses this by sniffing the scent of flowers or napping under a tree). There are several different Tentomon that appear in various Digimon anime and manga series. The most well-known appearance of Tentomon is in the Digimon Adventure anime as the partner of Izzy Izumi, who also appears in the sequel series Digimon Adventure 02 and all the Digimon Adventure/02 related movies. Tentomon digivolves from Pabumon and Motimon and digivolves into Kabuterimon, and MegaKabuterimon. In the Digimon Adventure video game adaptation, Tentomon can warp digivolve into HerculesKabuterimon.

Palmon (パルモン Parumon?) is a plant Digimon with reptile features, able to use her clawed tendrils in her multi-purpose Poison Ivy attack. Hatched from her DigiEgg as a Yuramon (ユラモン?)and naturally digivolving into Tanemon (タネモン?), Palmon assumed her current form to protect Mimi from a Kuwagamon. Good friends with Mimi, Palmon sees the good in her and often tries to make her partner appreciate what she has. But when they are forced to part, Palmon was reluctant to say goodbye and hid away from Mimi until she leaves, apologizing and waving goodbye. The two are reunited a few years later.

Togemon (トゲモン?): Palmon's Champion form, a large Haniwa-faced cactus with a tuft of orange hair and wears a pair of boxing gloves. Togemon's strongest attribute is her berserker rage, becoming violent in a fight and able to execute her Needle Spray attack, shooting the prickles on her body at her opponent.

Lillymon (リリモン Lilimon?): Palmon's Ultimate form, a childlike fairy Digimon born from flowers in bloom. Possessing an unfathomable power within and able to fly with the four leaf-like wings growing from her back, Lillymon's trademark attack is Flower Cannon. Palmon assumed the form as the result of Mimi's Crest reacting to its owner shredding tears of sincerity when her father almost got himself killed when he used a car to try and stop DarkTyrannomon.

Rosemon: Palmon assumes the Mega form in the Digimon Adventure video game adaptation.

Gomamon is a creature who appears to be based on a young harp seal. He has purple markings and spots all over his body as a design as well as some orange hair on the back of his head. Gomamon Digivolves from Bukamon and Digivolves into Ikkakumon and Zudomon. In the Digimon Adventure video game adaptation, Gomamon can warp digivolve into Vikemon.

Patamon (パタモン?) is a main character in Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02, as well as the movies Digimon Adventure (the movie)Our War Game!The Golden Digimentals and Diaboromon Strikes Back. Patamon can be seen as one of the most important Digimon throughout the first season, because without him Devimon would never have been defeated and Myotismon would have killed Kari and Piedmon would have won the final battle.His appearance is a small hamster-like figure with wings for ears.Edit

Gatomon (テイルモン Teirumon?, Tailmon) is an Exalted Beast Digimon in the form of a white cat with a power ring on her tail. Unlike the others, Gatomon is a champion level Digimon and thus the oldest of the original eight. Originally, Gatomon's DigiEgg was separated from the other seven Chosen Digimon during an attack by Piedmon. When she hatched later digivolved into Salamon(プロットモン Purottomon?, Plotmon), she went on her journey to look for someone before she is found by Myotismon and conditioned by his brutal beatings into one of the evil Digimon's lieutenants. During this time, she gained a rival in DemiDevimon while befriending Wizardmon. Gatomon accompanied Myotismon and his army in the assault on the Real World in the search of the Eighth Child, Gatomon found Kari yet could not silence her. This led to Wizardmon helping Gatomon gain closure by helping reveal her to be the partner of the Eighth DigiDestined, Kari. However, Myotismon also discovered this and captured Gatomon and used her to identify Kari before the girl willingly gave herself up to stop the bloodshed, despite the protests of Gatomon and the other DigiDestined. After avenging Wizardmon's death at the hands of Myotismon, Gatomon joins Kari and the other DigiDestined in their fight with the Dark Masters and Apocalymon. Gatomon returned as a main character in the second Digimon season, Digimon Adventure 02, the attack by Ken as the Digimon Emperor resulting with Gatomon losing her tail ring and her power greatly reduced to roughly that of a Rookie level Digimon. In the last episode of the series, Gennai returns the missing Tail Ring to Gatomon. Apparently it was found by the forces of good. Gennai explains that the Ring served as a means to contain the dark energy of the Digimon Emperor's fortress, and not having it enabled her to Armor digivolve and DNA digivolve with Aquilamon to form Silphymon.

Angewomon (エンジェウーモン Enjewomon?)
Gatomon's ultimate form, an Archangel Digimon. Gatomon first assumed the form of Angewomon when the Crest of Light's reaction to Kari's mourning of Wizardmon's death. Her trademark attack is Celestial Arrow, creating an arrow of light that she fires into the enemy. Angewomon, alongside Angemon, played a role in enabling Agumon and Gabumon to warp digivolve into their mega forms. Angewomon was also a powerful ally in the fight against the Dark Masters, the highlight being her cat fight with Piedmon's servant LadyDevimon. By Digimon 02, Kari gave up the power from the Crest of Light and disabled Gatomon's ability to become Angewomon. However, Gatomon managed to resume her form in certain occasions throughout the second series.
Nefertimon (ネフェルティモン Neferutimon?)
sphinx-like Exalted Beast Digimon that Gatomon becomes when she Armor Digivolves using the Digi-Egg of Light. Her trademark attack is Rosetta Stone, fires a stone tablet that appears out of the pink beam which erupts from her necklace. With Pegasusmon, she can execute Golden Noose, binding enemies with a rope of golden light.
Magnadramon (ホーリードラモン Hōrīdoramon?, Holydramon)
Gatomon's Mega form, a serpentine holy dragon with ten wings, a lion-like muzzle and two horns. Gatomon assumed the form only once in the Digimon Adventure 02 movie The Golden Digimentals, creating the Golden Digi-Eggs with Seraphimon during their fight with Endigomon. This form was never actually shown in the series.
Ophanimon (オファニモン Ofanimon?)
Gatomon assumes the alternate Mega form in Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5 and Digimon Adventure video games. According to a YTV interview with the English dub producer, Terri-Lei O'Malley, Salamon was named after her pet cat.[87]


Veemon (ブイモン Buimon?, V-Mon) is a small blue dragon-like Digimon similar to Davis in personality. Originally, for most of the series, Veemon regressed to the trainee form of DemiVeemon (チビモン Chibimon?) while in the human world and the baby form of Chibomon (チコモン Chikomon?, Chicomon) if he exerts too much power. Veemon is voiced by Noda Junko (Japan), Jeremy Sumpter (Movie 4) (UK) and Derek Stephen Prince (English).

Flamedramon ((フレイドラモン Fureidoramon?, Fladramon) is a dragonoid Digimon that Veemon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Courage that marked the location of his suspended animation.
Raidramon (ライドラモン Raidoramon?, Lighdramon) is a dragon Digimon that Veemon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Friendship.
Magnamon ((マグナモン Magunamon?) is an exalted knight Digimon that Veemon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Miracles, this form was used twice, once against Chimeramon in the series and again against Cherubimon in the third movie.
ExVeemon (エクスブイモン Ekusubuimon?, XV-mon) is a phantom dragon-type Digimon who is Veemon's naturally digivolved form.
Paildramon (パイルドラモン Pairudoramon?) is a dragonoid type Digimon that is the result of ExVeemon and Stingmon DNA Digivolving. Combining the strengths of a dragon-type and insect-type Digimon, Paildramon's signature move is Desparado Blaster.
Imperialdramon (インペリアルドラモン Inperiarudoramon?): Absorbing Azulongmon's Digicore, Paildramon digivolves into a ancient dragon-type Digimon with the power of 10 nukes. Though the form was originally used to take the DigiDestined across the world to round up renegade Digimon, the appearance of the Daemon Corps enables Imperialdramon to assume his humanoid Fighter Mode with his power intensified. During the events of the fourth movie, Imperialdramon uses the Omni Sword created from Omnimon's data to transform into Imperialdramon Paladin Mode to defeat Armageddemon.


Wormmon (ワームモン Waamumon?) is a small green worm-like creature. Like a real insect, Wormmon possesses the ability to adhere to surfaces and is also able to generate silk from his mouth. While Ken was the Digimon Emperor, Wormmon stood by and watch his human partner terrorize the Digital World until he created Chimeramon. Realizing Ken went too far, Wormmon sacrificed himself to give Magnamon the power needed to destroy Chimeramon while snapping Ken out of his madness. Revived as Leafmon (リーフモ Riifumon?), he is reunited with Ken and matures to Minomon (ミノモン?) before returning to his usual form. Wormmon is voiced by Naozumi Takahashi (Japan), David Tennant (Movie 4) (UK) and Paul St. Peter (English)

Stingmon (スティングモン Sutingumon?): A green, humanoid insect Digimon whose forearms have spiked blades. He is able to DNA Digivolve with Exveemon to become Paildramon. In the games he also Digivolve into Dinobeemon and GranKuwagamon


Hawkmon (ホークモン Hōkumon?) is a small bird-like Digimon with red feathers and large yellow feet. Originally, for most of the series, Hawkmon regressed to the trainee form of Poromon ((ポロモン?) while in the human world and the baby form of Pururumon (プルルモン?) if he exerts too much power. Hawkmon is voiced by Kōichi Tōchika (Japan), Michael Keaton (Movie 4) (UK) and Neil Kaplan (English).

Halsemon (ホルスモン Holusumon?, Horusmon) is a bird-beast Digimon that Hawkmon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Love that marked the location of his suspended animation.
Shurimon ((シュリモン Shurimon?) is a ninja-like mutant Digimon that Hawkmon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Sincerity that was found near Digitamamon's diner.
Aqulliamon (アクィラモン Akuiramon?) is a giant eagle-type Digimon who is Hawkmon's naturally digivolved form.
Silphymon (シルフィーモン Shirufīmon?) is a beastoid type Digimon that is the result of Aquillamon and Gatomon DNA Digivolving. Combining the strengths of a Bird-type and Beast-type Digimon, Silphymon's signature move is Static Force.


Armadillomon (アルマジモン Arumajimon?, Armadimon) is a small armored armadillo- like Digimon with three-clawed limbs and a short tail. Originally, for most of the series, Armadillomon regressed to the trainee form of Upamon (ウパモン?) while in the human world and the baby form of Tsubumon (ツブモン?) if he exerts too much power. In the Japanese version, he speaks with aNagoya dialect and usually ends his sentences with "da'gya!". In the dubbed, this turned into a Southern United States accent. Armadillomon's easy going nature is a sharp contrast to Cody's serious personality. Armadillomon is voiced by Megumi Urawa (Japan), Eric Stuart (Movie 4) (UK) (Tsubumon) & Robert Axelrod (English).

Digmon (ディグモン Digumon?) is an insectoid Digimon that Armadillomon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Knowledge that marked the location of his suspended animation. Digmon's drills not only enable him to borrow, but also to execute his Gold Rush attack.
Submarimon (サブマリモン Sabumarimon?) is a machine Digimon that Armadillomon armor digivolves to via the DigiEgg of Reliabilty that was found on offshore oil platform. Submarimon is one of the few forms Armadillomon assumes that well-equipped for undersea combat in water. Submarimon's head also contains a cockpit that can fit a single human for underwater transport.
Ankylomon (アンキロモン Ankiromon?) is a dinosaur-type Digimon who is Armadillomon's naturally digivolved form.
Shakkoumon (シャッコウモン?) is a statue-like mutant Digimon that is the result of Ankylomon and Angemon DNA Digivolving. After asborbing an enemy's attack, Shakkoumon's eyes can emit powerful beams that can devastate those he hits.


Ash Ketchum (サトシ Satoshi?)
Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto (Japanese), Veronica Taylor (4Kids Entertainment), Sarah Natochenny (TPCI), Kayzie Rogers (The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon broadcast) (English)
Ash Ketchum is the nomadic protagonist of the Pokémon anime. A 10-year-old Pokémon trainer, his dream is to become the greatest Pokémon Master in the world. There are also incarnations of him in a plethora of manga adaptations, of which include The Electric Tale of Pikachu, and Ash & Pikachu. He is loosely based on Red, the protagonist of the games Pokémon Red and Blue. The family name "Ketchum" is a pun on the franchise's former tagline and slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all"! Ash has collected all the badges for and competed in the Pokémon Leagues in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova regions.


Misty (カスミ Kasumi?)
Voiced by: Mayumi Iizuka (Japanese), Rachael Lillis (4Kids), Michele Knotz (TPCI) (English)
Ash's first traveling friend, Misty is a 10-year-old Pokémon trainer who journeys with him throughout the first five seasons. She is revealed as one of the four gym leaders of Cerulean City along with her three older sisters. Her dream is to be the world's greatest "Water Pokémon Master". When she was young, as well as during the beginning of the series, she was constantly belittled by her older sisters, though she appears to have made amends with them. At the end of the original series, she takes over the Cerulean Gym, however she still contacts Ash from time to time. Misty is a primary character in the seasons of the original series, with guest appearances in the Advanced ChallengeAdvanced Battle, and Battle Frontier seasons.


Brock (タケシ Takeshi?)
Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), Eric Stuart (4Kids Entertainment), Bill Rogers (TPCI) (English)
Brock is a 15-year-old Pokémon Breeder and the former Pewter Gym leader. Brock had dreams of being the world's best Pokémon breeder. He is Ash's longest lasting traveling partner, having appeared in every season (as a guest in Season 2) up to Season 13. There is a running-gag in the series where Brock falls in love with a girl but is then restrained by his companions. Brock leaves the main cast at the end of the Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors season to become a Pokémon Doctor.


Tracey Sketchit (ケンジ Kenji?)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Ted Lewis (4Kids), Craig Blair (TPCI) (English)
One of Ash's traveling friends through Season 2, set in the Orange Islands. He is a Pokémon watcher, and is currently Professor Oak’s assistant.[1] His last name in the English dub is a pun because he sketches Pokémon. Tracey replaces Brock as a primary character in Adventures on the Orange Islands, with guest appearances in seasons 5, 8, and 9.


May (ハルカ Haruka?)
Voiced by: Kaori Suzuki (Japanese), Veronica Taylor (4Kids), Michele Knotz (TPCI) (English),
May is the 10-year-old daughter of the Petalburg City Gym Leader, Norman, and sister of Max. She meets Ash Ketchum in Hoenn and starts traveling with him after obtaining her first Pokémon, Torchic. She originally dislikes Pokémon, but soon takes interest in Pokémon Contests. May tends to add only beautiful and cute Pokémon to her team, making sure they meet her standards, to enter them in contests. After entering contests she soon develops rivalries with other contest participants, Drew (her main rival who often assists her and gives helpful advice even while having a tendency to be somewhat insulting), Harley, and Jessie of Team Rocket, and goes on to win many contests. May travels though Hoenn and Kanto with Ash and Brock whilst Ash is competing in the Hoenn League and Battle Frontier. While Ash and Brock choose to travel to Sinnoh, May decides to follow her rivals to Johto instead. However, she visits Ash, Brock, and Dawn in Sinnoh sometime later to participate in the Wallace Cup. She is known as the "Princess of Hoenn," an alias by which Dawn refers her when the two first meet. May replaces Misty as a primary character in the Advanced Generation seasons, and makes a guest appearance in Battle Dimension.


Max (マサト Masato?)
Voiced by: Fushigi Yamada (Japanese), Amy Birnbaum (4Kids), Kayzie Rogers (TPCI) (English)
Max is a 7-year-old male character of the Pokémon anime series, featured in the main series between the sixth and ninth seasons. Max is the younger brother of May and both join the group of Ash and Pokémon breeder Brock. Max is a budding Pokémon trainer, but is too young to receive a Pokémon.[2] He is a bookworm who has read just about everything written about Pokémon.[1] He remains simply a Pokémon enthusiast until he and May leave Ash and Brock in the final Advanced Generation episode, in which he returns to Hoenn to help take care of the Petalburg Gym. Max appears as a primary character alongside May in the Advanced Generation seasons, with non-speaking cameos in Battle Dimension.


Dawn (ヒカリ Hikari?)
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese), Emily Jenness (English)
Dawn is a 10-year-old Pokémon Coordinator that travels with Ash and Brock and replaces May during Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl. Following in her mother's footsteps as a Coordinator, she chooses Piplup, who she had already befriended at an earlier point, and sets out with the goal of winning the Grand Festival. As a native of Sinnoh, she often explains certain aspects of the region unfamiliar to both Ash and Brock, and keeps up to date with popular trends like the Pokétch. As she participates and wins in more Contests, Dawn gradually becomes more confident in her skills as a Coordinator and regularly trains with her Pokémon before every Contest. Although she originally planned to participate in the Kanto Contests, she decides to remain in Sinnoh. Dawn travels to eastern Unova to train for the Grand Festival and helps Ash prepare for the Unova League. Dawn has appeared in Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, and returns for an arc in Best Wishes! Season 2. She is hinted to have a crush on Ash.


Iris (アイリス Airisu?)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[3] (Japanese), Eileen Stevens (English)
Hailing from a village where there are many Dragon-type Pokémon, Iris is a wild girl who swings from vines and likes to eat berries. She first meets Ash when he mistakes her for a Pokémon, and has since been traveling with Ash on his journey in the Unova Region. She tends to call Ash a kid, usually when Ash makes a mistake or acts particularly naive. She has the Dragon-Type Pokémon Axew as her companion, as well as an Excadrill that initially does not obey her commands but later has a change of heart, and a flirtatious Emolga. She later captures an aggressive Dragonite after helping clear its name when it was being blamed for a town's power outage. In the Black and White video games, Iris is one of the two Gym Leaders of Opelucid City (she acts as Gym Leader only in Pokémon White Version), and the Unova Champion in Pokémon Black and White 2. Her relation to those positions have not yet been mentioned in the anime. The other Gym Leader Drayden has been featured (a battle with him being the reason that Iris's Excadrill stopped obeying her), but Iris's relationship with him has also not been revealed. However, when Ash briefly decides to visit Opelucid City to battle for his 8th Unova Gym Badge, she seems hesitant and relieved when he is forced to change his mind. She later battles Dawn with her Dragonite against Dawn's Mamoswine and manages to win despite a type disadvantage.


Cilan (デント Dento?, Dent)
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Jason Griffith (English)
Cilan is an A-Class Pokémon Connoisseur who has the ability to determine the compatibility between Pokémon and their trainers. He is travelling with Ash in the Unova Region. He is also one of the first Gym Leaders of the Unova League, a position he shares with his brothers Chili and Cress, but he leaves his post to join Ash and Iris on their journey. He has numerous hobbies seen throughout the series such as fishing, cinema, and subway trains. He considers himself a good detective and is very skeptical about anything that there isn't an immediate logical explanation for. He has the Grass-Type Pokémon Pansage as his partner, and he later acquires a Dwebble which later evolves into a Crustle and a Stunfisk.[4][5]


Clemont (ja:シトロン Shitoron?, Citron)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese), Michael Liscio, Jr. (English)
Clemont is a Pokémon trainer of Lumiose City and one of Ash's traveling companions in the Kalos region. He is a young inventor and always hangs a large backpack which contains numerous strange gadgets. He is also the Gym Leader of Lumiose City, specializing in Electric type Pokémon.


Bonnie (ja:ユーリカ Yurika?)
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Alyson Rosenfeld (English)
Bonnie is a Pokémon trainer-to-be and one of Ash's traveling companions in the Kalos region. Though being Clemont's younger sister, she is more mature than Clemont and always tries to stop his bizzare behavior. Due to underage, her Pokémon nominally belong to Clemont for now.


Serena (ja:セレナ Serene?)
Voiced by: Mayuki Makiguchi (Japanese), Haven Pascall (English)
Serena is a Pokémon trainer of Vaniville Town and one of Ash's traveling companions in the Kalos region. She seems to remember Ash from their childhood, though the details are still unclear.


Gary Oak (オーキド・シゲル, Ōkido Shigeru) Shigeru Ōkido
Voiced by: Yuko Kobayashi (Japanese), Jimmy Zoppi (English)
Gary Oak is Ash's very first rival. He is based on the character Blue from the Pokémon video game series. Like his counterpart Blue, Gary hails from Pallet Town and is the grandson of renowned Pokémon researcher Professor Oak. Like Ash, Gary collected Gym badges and competed in Pokémon League tournaments; Kanto and Johto. At first, Gary was arrogant, always traveling with cheerleaders who called out his name and constantly teased Ash's group whenever they met. After losing to a more powerful opponent in the Indigo League, Gary dispenses with the cheerleaders and then becomes more open-minded. At the end of season 2 (Orange Islands), Ash and Gary have their first Pokémon battle in which Gary's Eevee beats Ash's Pikachu. When the battle is over, Gary starts on a new journey to Johto and this subsequently influences Ash to follow him there. After losing to Ash in the Johto League, Gary decides to pursue a career in Pokémon research, impeding his rivalry with Ash. Until his loss to Ash, Gary had always thought of Ash as a poor trainer but he eventually comes to accept him as his equal. After Ash defeats the Battle Frontier and comes back to Pallet Town, Gary and Ash have a battle between Gary's Sinnoh Pokémon, Electivire, and Ash's Pikachu. Electivire easily beats Pikachu, which inspires Ash to travel to Sinnoh. While in Sinnoh, Gary becomes a Pokémon researcher working with Professor Rowan. By this time, Ash and Gary have become more of friends than rivals and they even team up to protect Pokémon from Pokémon Hunter J. After working together to protect a group of Shieldon from Pokémon Hunter J, they both agree to remain "friends until the end." Gary appears in seasons 1-5 and 9-12. Gary's Japanese name, Shigeru Okido (オーキド シゲル Ōkido Shigeru?), is a reference to Shigeru Miyamoto, who mentored Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri.


Ritchie (ヒロシ Hiroshi?)
Voiced by: Minami Takayama (Japanese), Tara Jayne (English)
Ritchie is a traveling Pokémon trainer from Frodomar City. Ritchie first appears during the Indigo League Saga, where he meets and forms a friendship with Ash Ketchum. As rivals, Ritchie and Ash are much alike. For example, both trainers own a Pikachu and have caught many of the same Pokémon. After the Indigo League tournament, Ritchie is ranked in the top eight of the competition after defeating Ash (due to a technicality), but then loses his next match. Afterward, Ash and Ritchie part ways but pledge an oath to become Pokémon Masters. Ritchie re-appears in the Whirl Islands near the beginning of the fifth season, Pokémon: Master Quest, and is one of the protagonists of Pokémon Chronicles.


Harrison (ハヅキ Hazuki?)
Voiced by: Katsumi Toriumi (Japanese), Wayne Grayson (English)
Harrison is a traveling Pokémon trainer from Hoenn who competes in the Silver Conference. Ash and the gang first met him in "Pop Goes the Sneasel" when he tried to ward off a wild Sneasel that was guarding the sacred Ho-Oh flame. During the Silver Conference, Ash battles him in a full six-on-six battle. He defeats Ash but loses to his next opponent, finishing at the top four of the Johto League competition. After the Johto League Silver Conference, Harrison convinces Ash to go to the Hoenn region. Afterwards, Harrison goes to Kanto to participate in the Indigo League.


Drew (シュウ Shū?)
Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese), Pete Zarustica (as Oliver Wyman; 4Kids), Bill Rogers (TPCI) (English)
Drew is an experienced Pokémon Coordinator, a confident, critical, but popular boy. He is May's first, and most powerful, rival. Because he sees similarities between new Coordinator May and himself when he first started out, he taunts her for her inexperience. Though his comments and attitude may have angered May, he still provides a helping hand whenever she needs it.


Harley (ハーリー Hārī?)
Voiced by: Jun'ichi Kanemaru (Japanese), Andrew Rannells (4Kids), Billy Regan (as Bill Timoney; TPCI) (English)
Arrogant, flamboyant, and proud, Harley is a Pokémon Coordinator and May's rival. During their first meeting, Harley takes May's unwitting comments as insults to his abilities and he takes an instant dislike to her. Since then, Harley takes every opportunity to sabotage May before her contests and frequently takes advantage of her forgiving nature in order to trick her into believing he has changed his ways.


Morrison (マサムネ Masamune?)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English)
Morrison is Ash's rival in the Ever Grande Conference, a spirited person who likes to challenge other people to almost everything and never gives up in battle. Due to this, he always challenges Ash to various events such as Pokémon battles or even a food eating contest. Ash and the gang first met him in "Less is Morrison", where he soon becomes a friend and rival to Ash. When he appears again, he is a Ash's first opponent in the Ever Grande Conference; because of his conflicting feelings, he refuses to battle his friend until Ash encourages him to try his best. Morrison is able to battle with all his spirit, losing to Ash only when both of them are down to one Pokémon.


Paul (シンジ Shinji?)
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Julián Rebolledo (English)
Paul is a roaming Pokémon trainer from Veilstone City, Sinnoh. As a Pokémon trainer, Paul is experienced and has traveled across the regional areas of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh, much like Ash. During Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, he begins to travel through Sinnoh, where he meets and develops a rivalry with Ash Ketchum. Unlike Ash's previous rivals, Paul is a serious and taciturn trainer whose only concern towards Pokémon is their ability to act in battle and and who believes that forming bonds with Pokémon dilutes their potential, making them slackers. As such, he regards Ash's compassion towards his Pokémon as a sign of weakness, which frequently provokes Ash's anger. His harsh training style, competitive behavior, and desire to be strong derives from his resentment toward his older brother, Reggie, who had been an accomplished trainer until he lost to Pyramid King Brandon, causing him to quit Pokémon training to become a breeder. Paul is determined to make sure he doesn't meet that same fate, so he plans to surpass not just any trainer, but his own brother as well. In Japan, he is named after Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series. He has a Torterra (evolved from a Turtwig), an Electivire which is revealed to have evolved in Pokémon DP 184, a Honchkrow, aWeavile, a Magmortar and an Ursaring. His brother currently looks after his Gliscor, Hariyama, Nidoking and Lairon which is seen to have evolved into Aggron when Ash battles Paul in the Sinnoh League in Pokémon DP 186, 187 and DP 188 (this is the longest battle in the series yet). He also is revealed to use a Froslass, a Gastrodon, a Drapion and his Ninjask in the Sinnoh League against Ash, but ultimately loses the battle. Afterwards, he finds a bit of respect for Ash, and heads out to battle with Brandon, The Pyramid King, as Brandon told Paul he would battle him again once he managed to control his emotions. Ash and Paul depart on a good note. Ash wishes him luck, which Paul returns. Just as Paul is about to leave Ash calls out that they should battle again, real soon. Paul comes to a sudden halt, looking stunned. Then he smiles, finally accepting him. As he waves good-bye, he walks away, into the sunset. Cynthia stated that she would like to see the day Paul and Ash compete in the Champion League. Paul is also seen again in the next episode, watching Ash's battle with Tobias on television. When Ash is defeated, Paul looks disappointed and walks away.


Barry (ジュン Jun?)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese), Jamie McGonnigal (English)
Barry is Ash's newest rival in Sinnoh, an impatient and overconfidant boy who, while competent and skilled, tends to lose most of his battles against Ash. He is an admirer of Paul, and uses the same technique though he cares for his Pokémon. He dreams of being the strongest Pokémon trainer in the world. Barry is best friends with Kenny and the son of Palmer, the Tower Tycoon of Sinnoh's Frontier Brains. He is based on the rival in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. He originally owns an Empoleon, a Staraptor, a Roserade and a Heracross and later gains a Hitmonlee and a Skarmory.


Nando (ナオシ Naoshi?)
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Billy Regan (English)
A talented Pokémon trainer and wandering minstrel, Nando is a calm young man deeply conflicted as to whether he should challenge gyms or become a Pokémon Coordinator. After battling both Ash and Dawn, he chooses to pursue both paths, regardless of the difficulty. By the time of the Sinnoh Grand Festival, he has acquired seven Gym Badges and five Contest Ribbons. In the Grand Festival, he is able to reach the Top 4, losing to Zoey. After the Grand Festival, he obtains the necessary badges to compete in the Sinnoh League; he is Ash's first opponent but is eliminated after putting up a good battle. Nando make his debut appearance in Dawn of a New Era!. He owns a Roserade (evolved from his Budew), a Sunflora, a Kricketune, an Altaria, aKricketot, an Armaldo, and a Lopunny. He is usually seen playing his golden Mew harp. The harp has often been shown to attract large groups of wild Pokémon, although it is unknown if Nando is aware of this.


Zoey (ノゾミ Nozomi?)
Voiced by: Risa Hayamizu (Japanese), Elisabeth Morinelli (English)
Zoey is an experienced Pokémon coordinator from Snowpoint City and Dawn's main rival. Unlike most rivals, she often gives out helpful advice, and helps out in certain situations instead of fighting and taunting Dawn all the time. Zoey is initially disdainful of those who participate in both Gym battles and contests because she believes that trainers who divide their efforts do not full-heartedly compete in both disciplines. However, she changes her outlook as she meets trainers who are able to successfully manage both while respecting the hard work required. Zoey first appears in the episode of "Mounting a Coordinator Assault". The Pokémon she has with her are GlameowMismagiusGastrodonLumineonGallade, and Leafeon. In "A Grand Fight for Winning", she defeats Dawn in the final stage of the Grand Festival and wins the Ribbon Cup.


Kenny (ケンゴ Kengo?)
Voiced by: Yūko Mita (Japanese), Rhonda Krempa (English)
Kenny is one of Dawn's childhood friends and a rival coordinator. He is frequently calls her by her nickname, 'Dee Dee' and is best friends with Barry. Kenny makes his debut in Getting the Pre-Contest Titters and Settling a Not-So-Old Score, where he and Dawn enter the Floaroma Pokémon Contest. Eventually, he is able to qualify for the Sinnoh Grand Festival, but misses the cut of 32 in the Grand Festival, causing him to leave Lake Valor to improve his training. Kenny is revealed to have romantic feelings towards Dawn and eventually challenges Ash to a battle with the outcome determining who Dawn would travel with. Though he wins the battle, Dawn leaves him a note stating that she wishes to remain with Ash.


Ursula (ウララ Urara?)
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese), Melisa Schroenburg[6] (English)
One of Dawn's rivals, Ursula is a Coordinator from the Sinnoh region who enters the Chocovine Contest at the same time as Dawn. They meet just outside the Contest Hall when her Gabite gets into a confrontation with Dawn's Pachirisu. Her attitude toward Dawn is similar to Harley's attitude toward May. During the Sinnoh Grand Festival, she loses to Dawn and is eliminated from the contest, unable to make it into the Top 16. She currently owns a Gabite, a Wormadam, a Plusle and a Minun, a Jigglypuff, a Flareon and a Vaporeon (evolved from her two Eeveeduring the appeals round of Sinnoh Grand Festival).


Trip (シューティー Shūtī?, Shooty)
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Jamie McGonnigal (English)
Trip[7] is a male trainer taking the Unova League challenge who appears in the Black and White series and whose ultimate ambition is to compete in the Champion League and defeat Alder, the Unova champion. In addition to being a Pokémon Trainer, he is also an amateur Pokémon photographer. Upon his first meeting and battle with Ash, he tends to somewhat display a discriminatory attitude toward him as being part of the "boonies" because Ash is from the Kanto region, along with his Pikachu, which happens to be extremely rare in the Unova region. He takes a Snivy from Professor Juniper, which later evolves into a Servine and then eventually into a Serperior. He also has a Tranquill, a Frillish, a Lampent, a Vanillite, and a Timburr, that soon evolved into a Gurdurr, then to a Conkeldurr. Trip participates in the Club Battle, Clubsplosion, Junior Cup, and Unova League tournaments. With the exception of the Junior Cup, which he wins, he loses in the first round of each competition. After his battle with Ash in the Unova League, Trip appears to have ended his rivalry with Ash.


Bianca (ベル Beru?, Bel)
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō (Japanese), Bella Hudson (English)
Bianca is a female trainer who appears in the Black and White series. She encounters Ash and his companions several times throughout the series which usually ends with a battle between herself and Ash. She is also shown to be very excitable and clumsy. Bianca joins Ash, Iris, and Cilan to participate in the Club Battle, Clubsplosion, and Unova League tournaments. Her main Pokémon are EmboarMinccino, and Escavalier.


Burgundy (カベルネ Kaberune?, Cabernet)
Voiced by: Ikumi Hayama (Japanese), Suzy Myers (English)
Burgundy is a female Pokémon Connoisseur who at one point challenged Cilan and lost, and Cilan said that her Oshawott was not compatible with her. When Ash, Iris, and Cilan meet up with her once more, after she says that none of Ash's Pokémon are good for him, she reveals she challenged the Striaton Gym and got the Trio Badge, but still feels she needs to fight Cilan. Cilan defeats her again, even with her Dewott and Sawsbuck, but she exclaims she will fight him again someday and win. She later participates in the Club Battle, Clubsplosion, and Junior Cup tournaments with the group, held in Nimbasa Town, Ambiga Town, and Lacunosa Town respectively. Her Pokémon consist of Dewott, Sawsbuck, Stoutland, and Darmanitan.


Georgia (ラングレー Rangurē?, Langley)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese), Brittney Lee Hamilton (English)
Georgia is a female trainer who calls herself a Dragon Buster, someone who specializes in defeating Dragon-Type Pokémon. Incensed, Iris challenges her, and the fight between Georgia's Beartic and Iris's Excadrill where Excadrill loses allows Iris to make Excadrill feel better about their loss to Drayden several years earlier. Georgia ties with Iris in a second battle, as Excadrill learned Focus Blast and gained trust in Iris. Georgia participates in the Club Battle, Clubsplosion, and Junior Cup tournaments with Ash, Iris, and Cilan. Her Pokémon are Beartic, a Pawniard that evolved into a Bisharp, and Vanilluxe.


Stephan (ケニヤン Keniyan?, Kenyan)
Voiced by: Tomohiro Waki (Japanese), Darren Dunstan (English)
Stephan is a male trainer that Ash meets on the way to Nimbasa City. At that point in time he is known to have a Blitzle (which later evolves into Zebstrika), and is later shown to have a Sawk and a Liepard. He and Ash have a battle, but it gets postponed when Oshawott loses his Scalchop. Once Oshawott trains with a fake shell made of rock, he defeats Stephan's Blitzle. Stephan participates in the Club Battle and Clubsplosion tournaments with the gang, the latter in which he and his Sawk win. He also participates in the Unova League, where he makes it to the Top 16. Here, he and Ash have an intense three-on-three battle in which Ash defeats him. There is a running gag in the anime that people always mispronounce his name, but everyone begins pronouncing his name right by the time the Unova League begins.


Cameron (コテツ Kotetsu?)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese), Rory Max Kaplan (English)
Cameron is a new trainer and rival for Ash. He debuts after the Junior Cup, as he meant to compete, but didn't arrive in time. Cameron temporarily joins the group when he goes to earn his 8th Gym Badge from Marlon in Humilau City, and upon obtaining it, he leaves. Cameron returns to compete in the Unova League tournament alongside Ash, Trip, Stephan, Bianca, and Virgil. His Pokémon are Samurott, Ferrothorn, Hydreigon, Swanna, and his main Pokémon is Riolu (who evolves into Lucario during his battle with Ash); he also has a Watchog, seen only as a blackened silhoette. In the Vertress Conference, he defeats Bianca (leaving her in the Top 64), and during the Top 8 manages to defeat Ash despite being one Pokémon short, but is subsequently defeated by Virgil in the Top 4.


Virgil (バージル Virgil?)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese), Tom Wayland (English)
Virgil is a rescue worker with his father Jeff and his brother Davey. He saved Ash and his group when they fell off a bunch of rocks while they were trying to climb up to get to Vertress City where Ash had participated in the Vertress Conference. After solving things at the dam, Virgil reveals he also entering the Unova Leage, making him one of Ash's rivals. He eventually won the Unova League. He owns an Eevee and seven of its "Eeveelutions". It was revealed that as a young boy, he once got lost in the forest with his first Eevee, when it suddenly evolved into an Umbreon and was thus able to lead him out. This event made him fascinated with the Eevee species and led to him becoming an Eevee trainer. Virgil is the only one of Ash's rivals with whom he has not battled.


Professor Samuel[8] Oak (オーキド博士 Ōkido-hakase?, Professor Okido)
Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese), Stuart Zagnit (4Kids), Carter Cathcart (TPCi), Kyle Hebert (Origins) (English)
Professor Oak is a Pokémon researcher who was once a competitive Trainer,[1] and is generally considered the best in his field. As such, his role in the Pokémon games and anime is that of a mentor to young Pokémon Trainers, a source of information and an occasional plot device. Amongst other things, he is credited with inventing the Pokédex.[1] He also hands out a BulbasaurCharmanderPikachu, or Squirtle to beginning trainers (depending on which Pokémon the trainer chooses) to start their adventure in the Kanto Region and owns a Pidgey and a Dragonite. Although he is an expert on all matters relating to Pokémon, Professor Oak specializes in Pokémon behavioural science. He appears in Pokémon 4Ever as a child who was pulled into the future by Celebi. Additionally, it is apparent after Pokémon 3: The Movie that he has known Delia Ketchum since she was a child. In the fourth Pokémon movie, Ash meets a boy called Samuel who has been brought to the future by the time-travelling Celebi. At the end of the movie, Sam returns back to his time, with Ash upset to leave his new close friend. It is then revealed that the boy Ash, Misty, and Brock befriended grew up to be Professor Oak, meaning that Professor Oak was best friends with Ash when he was a boy. He also creates poems centered around Pokémon and is known as the rhyming professor by Dawn. He is named after the oak tree in English version of the game, while he is named after the orchid in the original Japanese version.


Professor Felina Ivy (ウチキド博士 Uchikido-hakase?, Professor Uchikido)
Voiced by: Keiko Han (Japanese), Kayzie Rogers (English)
Professor Ivy is the resident Pokémon professor of the Orange Islands, south of the region of Kanto. Professor Ivy is first introduced in the second season of the Pokémon anime. Ash and his friends, Misty and Brock make their way to Valencia Island and meet the Professor. The unusual Pokéball that Professor Ivy discovered is dubbed the GS Ball.[1] It serves as a plot device that leads Ash to the region of Johto. During the second season, Brock decides to stay with Ivy to study Pokémon breeding, but later returns to Ash's group.[1] She also appears in the animated film Pokémon: The Movie 2000.[1] Her English name is a reference to the ivy tree.


Professor Elm (ウツギ博士 Utsugi-hakase?, Professor Utsugi)
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese), Nathan Price (English)
Professor Elm is in charge of giving novice trainers their first Pokémon (ChikoritaCyndaquil, or Totodile) in the video games Pokémon GoldSilver, and Crystal. He was a student of Professor Oak and moved to New Bark Town in the region of Johto where he conducts his research on Pokémon breeding. His English name refers to the elm tree, while his Japanese name refers toDeutzia. Professor Elm dresses quite casually, with a shirt that has a stripe across it slightly covered by his lab coat. He wears khaki slacks and sometimes wears night slippers ormoccasins.
He is stereotypically depicted as a professor that has a tendency to be absent-minded, due to his immersion in his work. His forgetfulness was shown in an episode of the Pokémon animewhere Team Rocket visit his laboratory, and the professor carelessly assumes them to be Nurse Joy from the Pokémon Center without looking up, and tells them to take the Pokémon, which they do. When the real Joy arrives, Elm discovers that one of his Pokémon, Totodile, has been stolen. With the help of Officer Jenny and the local Police Department, the Pokémon is recovered from Team Rocket. Professor Elm has also been described as the top student of Professor Oak, and seems to have a desire to surpass Professor Oak's accomplishments. He has a Corsola.


Professor Birch (オダマキ博士 Odamaki-hakase?, Professor Odamaki)
Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese), Dan Green (English)
Professor Birch is considered the "Pokémon Professor" in the Hoenn region. Unlike other Pokémon scientists, he is known for his field work, rather than, in his own words, remaining "cooped up in his lab all day." He is an expert in the field of Pokémon habitual distribution. He is also responsible for giving new Pokémon Trainers one of the three Hoenn starter Pokémon: Treecko,Torchic, or Mudkip. These Pokémon are found in Pokémon games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. His English name refers to the birch tree, while his Japanese name refers to the Columbine flower.
In the anime, Professor Birch appears at the start of the Hoenn Saga. When Ash arrives in the Hoenn region, his Pikachu is ill from an overexposure to magnetism, and needs treatment immediately. Birch himself takes Ash and Pikachu back to his lab. Birch gives May her first Pokémon, a Torchic, a Pokédex, and some Poké Balls. He later appears when Ash, May, Brock, and Max return to Littleroot to help save the Starter Pokémon from Team Rocket, and also helps to solve the mystery of Clamperl's evolutions.


Professor Rowan (ナナカマド博士 Nanakamado-hakase?, Professor Nanakamado)
Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (Japanese), Craig Blair (English)
Professor Rowan is the authority on Pokémon in the region of Sinnoh, the setting of the Pokémon video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum. Professor Rowan's name derives from the rowan tree, continuing the trend of the names of Pokémon professors deriving from the names of trees, while his Japanese name refers to Sorbus commixta, the Japanese Rowan tree.
Rowan's laboratory is located in Sandgem Town, making him the first professor in the Pokémon series not to live in the protagonist's town. He specializes in the research of Pokémon evolutionand is considered a senior researcher to Professor Oak, whom he is old friends with. He gives the player a Pokédex, and allows him or her and the rival to keep one of the three Sinnoh Starter Pokémon (TurtwigChimchar and Piplup) each after they are attacked by Starly while searching for a rare Pokémon, having seen a red Gyarados on TV appearing at Lake Verity (a reference to Pokémon Gold and Silver).
Professor Rowan appears in the first episode of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, "Following a Maiden's Voyage!" He meets Dawn and later gives her Piplup. He owns a Starly and a Staraptor. He runs a Pokémon Summer Academy; he is shown to be serious in nature as is exhibited by his breaking up Ash and Angie's constant fights and surprising them when they are late arriving to the Summer Academy.


Professor Aurea Juniper (アララギ博士 Araragi-Hakase?, Professor Araragi)
Voiced by: Naomi Shindō (Japanese), Khristine Hvam (English)
Professor Juniper is the authority on Pokémon in the region of Unova, the setting of the Pokémon video gamesPokémon Black and White. Professor Juniper's name derives from the junipertree, continuing the trend of the names of Pokémon professors deriving from the names of trees, while her Japanese name derives from a name for the Japanese Yew.
Juniper's laboratory is located in Nuvema Town. In the anime, she is a friend of Professor Oak. As a present, she gives the player and the player's rivals Cheren and Bianca, the Starter Pokémon of Unova: SnivyTepig and Oshawott.
Professor Juniper appears in the first episode of Pokémon: Best Wishes! titled "In The Shadow of Zekrom!". She meets Trip and later gives him Snivy and when her Oshawott runs away and follows Ash, she allows Ash to keep the Pokémon.
Professor Augustine Sycamore (プラターヌ博士 Platane?, Professor Platane)
Professor Augustine Sycamore is the authority on Pokémon in the region of Kalos, the setting of the Pokémon video gamesPokémon X and Y. Professor Sycamore's name derives from thesycamore tree, continuing the trend of the names of Pokémon professors deriving from the names of trees, while his Japanese name derives from the French word for Plane Tree.
Sycamore's laboratory is located in Lumiose City. He is the first Professor in the video games who the player is able to battle. He studies the concept of Mega Evolution. To start the player on their journey he will give them a choice of Starter Pokémon of Kalos: ChespinFennekinFroakie. Not much else is currently known about this professor.

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