Cross-canon counterparts are similar characters that appear in different parts of the Pokémon canon.
As a franchise with so many different forms of canon, Pokémon is famous for having multiple iterations of the same or similar characters, most of which have basis in the games' main and rival characters. The characters in each form of the Pokémon canon which are closely related in their design will most often be recognizable in any of their forms, and may have similar relations to other characters with or without counterparts.
For example, both Red and Ash are from Pallet Town, live with their mother, receive a starter Pokémon from Professor Oak, and begin their journey one step behind their rivals, Blue and Gary. However, Red and Ash do not coexist, nor do Blue and Gary, as they are restricted to their specific canons.
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Various other characters have differences between their game and alternate versions, such as Brock and Misty in the anime, and Wally in the Pokémon Adventures manga. However, they are not truly different enough to be considered as separate individuals.
- 1 List of cross-canon counterparts
- 1.1 Red's counterparts
- 1.2 Blue's counterparts
- 1.3 Leaf's counterparts
- 1.4 Ethan's counterparts
- 1.5 Silver's counterparts
- 1.6 Kris's counterparts
- 1.7 Brendan's counterparts
- 1.8 May's counterparts
- 1.9 Wally's counterparts
- 1.10 Lucas's counterparts
- 1.11 Dawn's counterparts
- 1.12 Barry's counterparts
- 1.13 Lyra's counterparts
- 1.14 Hilbert's counterparts
- 1.15 Hilda's counterparts
- 1.16 Cheren's counterparts
- 1.17 Bianca's counterparts
List of cross-canon counterparts
This list is based on the game characters, as they appear first.
- Ash Ketchum from Pokémon anime, The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga and Ash and Pikachu manga
- Ritchie from Pokémon anime and The Electric Tale of Pikachu.
- Red from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Red from Pokémon Pocket Monsters, Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire, Pocket Monsters DP, Pocket Monsters HGSS and Pocket Monsters BW manga
- Red from Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire (Based on the Generation III design of Red)
- Satoshi from Pokémon Zensho manga
- Red from Pokémon 4Koma manga
- Shū from Pokémon Get da ze! manga
- Pokémon Trainer from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Gary Oak from Pokémon anime, The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga and Ash and Pikachu manga
- Blue from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Green from Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
- Shigeru from Pokémon Zensho manga
- Rival from Pokémon 4Koma manga
- Jimmy from Pokémon anime
- Gold from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Kinnosuke from Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
- Gold from Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga
- Jou from Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga
- Ethan, a second anime counterpart, who made a brief cameo in the thirteenth movie
- Silver from Pokémon anime, who made a brief cameo in the Japanese opening of The Legend of Thunder!
- Silver from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Silver from Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
- Black from Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
- Marina from Pokémon anime
- Crystal from Pokémon Adventures
- Chris from Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
- Brendan from Pokémon anime, who made brief cameos in the sixth, ninth and eleventh movies.
- Ruby from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Rald from Pokémon Battle Frontier manga
- Ruby from Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga
- May from Pokémon anime and Ash and Pikachu manga
- Sapphire from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Sapphire from Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga
- Haruka from Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga
- Lucas from Pokémon anime, who made a brief cameo in the eleventh movie.
- Diamond from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Hareta from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
- "Game Protagonist" from Pocket Monsters DP manga
- Barry from Pokémon anime
- Pearl from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Jun from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
- Pearl from Pocket Monsters DP manga
- Monta from Be a Master!! Pokémon BW
- Black from Pokémon Adventures manga
- Touya from Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga
- Shin from Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga