Polishing off the Silver Conference, Ash heads toward his next challenge—the far-off Hoenn region! While he must say goodbye to old friends, he makes the acquaintance of May, a Trainer just starting out on her Pokémon journey. Along with her little brother Max and the ever-reliable Brock, this pack of Pokémon Trainers begin pursuing their dreams—with Ash racking up three Gym Badges, while May changes tack to follow the Contest path of a Pokémon Coordinator.
A boy who aims to be a Pokémon Master. While Ash is not very skillful yet, his love for Pokémon surpasses others by a fold. Ash embarks on his journey from Pallet Town as a Trainer alongside his Pikachu which he received from Professor Oak.
The Pokémon which Ash received from Professor Oak on the first day of his journey as a Trainer. Initially, Pikachu did not get along well with Ash at all. After going through several adventures, they became the best and strongest partners.
Max’s elder sister who joined Ash on the same journey in order to be a Top Coordinator.
May’s younger brother. He is dreaming of becoming a gym leader like his father, Norman.
Brock is appointed as Pewter Gym’s Gym Leader. He decided to embark on a journey upon meeting Ash. Brock loves Pokémon and would rather raise than fight them. He dreams of becoming a Pokémon Breeder who raises Pokémon.
A professor who researches about Pokémon at Littleroot Town in Hoenn Region.
An evil organization led by Giovanni to conquer the world. Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket seeks to capture Ash’s Pikachu.
A picture book with information on Pokémon which provides an explanation on the characteristics of discovered Pokémon.
A navigator which shows one’s current location.
A competition based on how beautiful the Pokémon’s moves are executed. The Trainer is known as a Pokémon Coordinator.
A team competition involving the Trainer and Pokémon where the team who first puts the ring, known as Pokélinga, into the goal wins. The flying Pokémon battle in the sky to capture the Pokélinga.
Humans who protect Pokémon with the help of nature and wild Pokémon.
A battle with a total of 4 Pokémon at the same time – 2 Pokémon from each player. This is a Pokémon Battle format used in Hoenn Region.
A battle facility for Pokémon with 7 places across Kanto Region. By winning at the various Frontier Brains and Pokémon Battle, the winners will earn Symbols. The last facility can be known after accumulating all 6 Symbols.
Team Magma・Team Aqua
An organization which makes use of Pokémon to carry out evil deeds. Each team is looking for “something” which allows them to gain immense power. Team Magma and Team Aqua have conflicting interests.
Groudon and Kyogre
Legendary Pokémon. Team Magma is searching for Groudon while Team Aqua is searching for Kyogre. Both Team Magma and Team Aqua are trying to revive Groudon and Kyogre.
Partner Pokémon in Hoenn Region
Pikachu / Corphish / Glalie / Sceptile / Swellow / Torkoal
Beautifly / Bulbasaur / Combusken / Munchlax / Skitty
Partner Pokémon in Battle Frontier
Pikachu / Aipom / Corphish / Donphan / Sceptile / Swellow
Combusken / Eevee / Munchlax / Squirtle