List of clothing in the anime
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In the Pokémon anime, while the main characters will generally wear a single outfit for several seasons, they have changed outfits from time to time. At the start of a new series, characters continuing on will change their main outfit entirely. This is a list of the different clothing and outfits worn by the main characters.
All of Ash's main outfits are highlighted by his hat. They often strongly feature the colors red and blue, along with black, white, green and golden yellow. These are primary and bold colors, accenting Ash's primary status in the series.
One of the curious notes about Ash's first outfit is that unlike May, Dawn, Iris, Cilan, Serena, Bonnie, Clemont, Lana, Lillie, Mallow, Kiawe and Sophocles while it is clear his clothing is directly inspired by Red's, it is a unique outfit design in its own right. This fact is also echoed by the outfits of Brock and Misty, which were designed purely for the anime instead of using the outfits seen in the games themselves and the artwork for the games.
The upper outfit is a medium blue jacket with gold trim and white collar and sleeves, worn open over a dark cyan or teal t-shirt. Ash kept his Kanto, Orange League, and Johto Badges pinned to the inside of the jacket, which from time to time, would be taken off by him, most notably when his Pokémon need warmth. His lower outfit consists of jeans with light blue cuffs, black and white sneakers with red dots on both sides, and a brown belt, which he used to hang his Poké Balls.
Ash also wears green finger-less gloves with light green borders, and of course, his hat. The only part of the outfit with a known story behind it is the hat, which he won from a contest from the Pokémon League. Ash would turn his hat backwards when he was concentrating heavily, such as when he would face a Trainer or capture a Pokémon. This was very much the case early in his journey in Kanto, though by the time his journey in Johto ended, he hardly ever turned his cap.
He has a green backpack with a yellow square label and slings with black adjusters on it. The backpack has two pockets and two open compartments on each side. The main, bigger pocket is delimited by a black zip fastener, while the external pocket has an orange stripe on it.
In the teaser trailer and poster for M20, Ash is seen wearing a similar outfit to the original series outfit, with the only difference being the logo on Ash's hat; it is closer in appearance to the logo on his Sun & Moon series hat instead of his Indigo League hat.
Advanced Generation series
Ash's second outfit was the first alternate main outfit to be seen on any character, and by default, the least expected. Brock and Misty's second outfits would not debut until several episodes after Ash's did. This outfit was given to Ash as a gift by his mother in Gotta Catch Ya Later!.
Along with a new hat, Ash wore a hoodie instead of a jacket, black gloves instead of green, and new jeans and sneakers. In Hoenn Alone! and Get the Show on the Road!, Ash can be seen wearing a T-shirt similar to the original series, but with an orange horizontal stripe. However, he keeps the hoodie closed, possibly because he no longer keeps Badges pinned to the inside. The backpack is green, with one pocket and a red Poké Ball design on it.
All of his new clothes, however, bear a notable resemblance to his old clothes, probably to maintain his style and avoid confusion which would be caused by a completely new appearance. This becomes a common theme among all new outfits: the new ones take on the style on the former outfits.
The symbol on his hat, backpack, and hoodie pocket reflect the Poké Ball symbols seen frequently in the Generation III games, particularly in the designs of the main characters' clothes. Ash's Advanced Generation series outfit is similar to the one Red wears in Generation III, most notably, his sleeves.
Diamond & Pearl series
His third outfit takes a step back to his first outfit by wearing a jacket instead of a hoodie, and with colors closer to the original. It also has a white undershirt instead of black for a change, as well as a new hat, new jeans, and new sneakers. The gloves are the same as those from his second outfit. The backpack is similar to the one he wore in AG, being green with one pocket, and having a white Poké Ball design with a red "button". It should be noted that this new outfit possessed some similarities to that of Lucas, the male player character from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The primary differences are the hat designs, sneakers, backpack color, and the fact that Ash wears open fingered gloves, but no scarf. It also bears traits of Red's outfit, mainly the white collar, though there is the fact he is now wearing a closed jacket, another similarity with Red's.
One of the most common complaints among fans about the outfit is the yellow stripe across Ash's chest. This is, considering its curve, apparently based on the lower half of the Poké Ball symbol which was seen on Ash's pocket in his second outfit. However, given how long it is now, it is more difficult to tell.
Best Wishes series
As expected, Ash has received a new outfit for the Best Wishes series. Outfit changes are now accepted as routine if and when the anime changes sagas.
As with his previous outfit, this one displayed some similarities to the outfit worn by Hilbert from Pokémon Black and White, with the main differences being the clothing shades, it having a yellow zipper, the coat being nearly all zipped up instead of being partially open nearing the bottom, it lacking a satchel and the hat, which resembles the one from the original series. Ash's new clothing closely follows the same color scheme he has always had: red, blue, yellow, green, black, and white. In this series Ash's sneakers are high tops, rather than the normal sneakers he wore during the other series. Instead of blue jeans, Ash starts to wear black baggy jeans and wears a hooded jacket just like in AG, colored mostly blue and white along with a yellow zipper. He wears black finger-less gloves but the border is red. The backpack is blue-green, with one pocket, black straps, and a light green, curved stripe on it, resembling a Poké Ball design.
Ash's outfit possessed some similarities to the outfit worn by Calem from the games, with some differences. Ash uses a backpack instead of a satchel, like his Best Wishes outfit. The jacket that Calem wears has been shortened into a collared shirt for Ash, and a black undershirt is visible, both worn very much in the same style as Red's Generation III outfit. Ash wears red high top sneakers, similar to those worn in the Best Wishes series, and darker blue jeans. The backpack is one pocket, colored green with a white, slanted Poké Ball design on it, similar to previous generations. The gloves are the same as those from his fourth outfit.
Ash's hat continues to sport the rounded Poké Ball design seen in previous generations, and most notably seems to be directly based on Red's Generation III hat; albeit modified to somewhat resemble characteristics of Calem's hat as well. In general, the outfit heavily borrows characteristics from Red and Calem.
Sun & Moon series
This outfit is almost identical to the outfit worn by Sun in Pokémon Sun and Moon, with the coloring of the shirt being inverted and the hat being recolored from black to red, in keeping with the usual color scheme of Ash's head wear. This outfit deviates from Ash's previous styles in many ways; Ash no longer wears jeans, instead wearing ribbed capris shorts with a red border, he now wears only a t-shirt with no jacket or hoodie over the top, and he no longer wears gloves. His shoes are blue and are modeled after those worn by people to stand in water. His backpack is identical to Sun's. He also wears a Z-Ring on his left wrist.
Ash started wearing this outfit in Alola to New Adventure!.
- Ash wore a yukata to a summer festival in The Ghost of Maiden's Peak.
- Ash and Brock don party outfits in The March of the Exeggutor Squad. Ash wears a bright orange tuxedo with a frilled shirt and orange bowler hat.
- Ash fantasizes about wearing a blue tuxedo for a movie premier in Go West Young Meowth.
- In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the characters dress up in formal medieval-themed outfits. Ash wore an outfit based directly on that of Sir Aaron: a blue tunic over a gray long-sleeved shirt and gray pants, matched with blue gloves and boots and a black hat with a teal band and a hooded cape.
- In the Wallace Cup, Ash wore a fedora hat and a tuxedo.
- In the original series, Ash's most common swimwear is a pair of teal trunks with yellow stripes running down the sides.
- Ash wore blue trunks with palm trees and coconuts in Pokémon Double Trouble.
- In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Ash wears a pair of light blue swim trunks with white stripes.
- Ash changed to a different swimsuit along with his main clothing in the Advanced Generation series, in which he wore orange trunks with a green and yellow double stripe going down the left side. The same pattern was on the right as well, but appeared only on the waistband and was much smaller. This swimsuit actually appeared once before, in The Pi-Kahuna, but it didn't appear frequently until Ash's adventures in Hoenn.
- In the Diamond & Pearl series, Ash wears red trunks with light blue lines at the bottom and dark blue upside-down v-patterns on the sides. Like his Advanced Generation swimsuit, Ash had worn this one before in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, but it didn't make frequent appearances until his adventures in Sinnoh.
- Ash wore trunks that were two-shaded blue (dark on top and lighter on the bottom) with white stripes down the sides in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.
- He also wore red trunks with large white Poké Ball prints on the sides in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
- In the Best Wishes series, Ash wears purple trunks with red lines near the legs and yellow lines on the side.
- Another pair of trunks appears in the fourth ending of the Best Wishes series, Look Look☆Here. The swim trunks are red, with a dark blue stripe at both sides of the trunks. In the anime itself, Ash wore it for the first time in Expedition to Onix Island!.
- During Peace Smile!, the second ending of the XY series, Ash wears blue swim trunks with an orange waistband.
- In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Ash wears a pair of light blue swim trunks with white spots. In the actual anime, he wore this swimsuit in A Diamond in the Rough!.
- In the Sun & Moon series, Ash wears dark grey swim trunks with a white stripe running down both sides.
- Ash wore a red jacket and olive pants in Freeze Frame and Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt!.
- Ash wore a jacket similar to Lucas's Platinum jacket from Battling a Cute Drama! to Pillars of Friendship!. He was also seen wearing it during the credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
- In the freezer room in Coming Back into the Cold!, Ash, along with Clemont, Serena, Alexa, and Bonnie, he wore an orange snowsuit.
- In Over the Mountain of Snow!, Ash wore a blue snow jacket with mittens, an orange scarf, and red boots.
- Between A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! and A Real Icebreaker!, Ash is sometimes seen wearing a blue coat with a light-blue cross shape across the front and blue boots with a light blue line along the top of them.
- In Pokémon - I Choose You!, when he went to Professor Oak's Laboratory, Ash wore green and yellow pajamas. He also wore it at the beginning of Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, when Mr. Mime used a vacuum in front of his face.
- He also wears extremely similar pajamas near the end of The Dream Continues!; however these ones are a much lighter shade of green and have a green button instead of a yellow one.
- Under all his outfits, Ash wears either white boxer shorts or white boxer shorts with thin vertical blue stripes. He is seen wearing the former in Abra and the Psychic Showdown while he wears the latter in Holiday Hi-Jynx, Gone Corphishin', and whenever Bianca accidentally knocks him into the water, forcing him to dry his clothes.
- A running gag in the dub showed Ash's mother reminding him to change his underwear everyday, much to his embarrassment.
- Ash wore a cow suit in Challenge of the Samurai.
- In The March of the Exeggutor Squad Ash wore an Arabian snake charmer outfit to perform a Pokémon magic show.
- Ash also had an orange and white dress with red Mary-Janes that he had to wear to get into Erika's Gym. The outfit was worn with a blonde wig with a large pink bow in it. When wearing this outfit, he went by the name "Ashley". The wig was destroyed when Pikachu electrocuted him, but it is unknown what happened to the dress and shoes afterwards. It is possible he still has them. This is the first of four times that he crossdressed (albeit unwillingly).
- In The Purr-fect Hero, Ash fantasizes about wearing a karate gi, and a gyōji uniform.
- Ash wore a tennis outfit in Pokémon Double Trouble consisting of a white collared shirt and blue shorts.
- Ash wore army attire in Tanks a Lot! and Plant It Now... Diglett Later.
- Ash wore a Team Rocket uniform in Ditto's Mysterious Mansion.
- Ash wore a blue wetsuit and scuba gear in Mantine Overboard! to help retrieve a Silver Wing.
- Ash also wore a medieval themed outfit for DJ Mary's radio show in Air Time! consisting of a long blue tunic with light gray tights. He also wore a green cap similar to the signature one of Robin Hood, as well as a sword in a scabbard across his back.
- Ash also wore blue-and-black-colored ninja clothing in From Cradle to Save!. Interestingly, he did not wear a white headband like most of the other characters, presumably because of his hat.
- In ZigZag Zangoose, Ash wore a Seviper costume.
- Ash and Pikachu wore Hawaiian-styled clothing in Battling the Generation Gap!.
- In Strategy Begins At Home!, a flashback of Ash when he was younger shows him wearing a yellow shirt with a red stripe and blue shorts.
- In the Diamond & Pearl series and the Best Wishes series, Ash is seen wearing a white or light blue undershirt and blue or dark cyan shorts with white lines at the bottom as pajamas. In the XY series, Ash dropped this in favor of a white and red sleeveless undershirt and blue shorts.
- In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, Ash wears a knight costume for Luke's film.
- In Lost at the Stamp Rally!, Ash wore a pink tuxedo in the Pokémon Musical.
- In Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!, Ash wore a blue jumpsuit at the Rhyhorn race.
- During the Gourgeist Festival in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, Ash wore a costume based on a Snorlax.
- In Alola to New Adventure!, a flashback of Mimey winning a trip to the Alola region via lottery shows Ash wearing a green T-shirt with a print design of the overworld Surf sprite from the core first generation games, and blue shorts. He wore these clothes again in SM006.
- In SM011, Ash wears a greenish-gray T-shirt and brown shorts as pajamas.
Ash's Hollywood fantasy outfit
Ash's teal trunks in the original series
Ash's orange trunks from the Advanced Generation series
Ash's blue trunks in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Ash's red trunks in the Diamond & Pearl series
Ash's red trunks in Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Ash's purple trunks in the Best Wishes series
Ash's other pair of trunks in the Best Wishes series
Contest attire for the Wallace Cup
Ash in the Hearthome Collection
Ash and Pikachu wearing Hawaiian-styled clothing
Ash's Poké Ball belt
Ash's winter jacket in Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt!
Ash's tennis outfit in Pokémon Double Trouble
Ash in the Pokémon Musical
Ash at the Battle Chateau
Ash's pajamas in the XY series
Ash in his Snorlax costume
Ash's outfit in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
Ash in his green Surf sprite T-shirt
All of Misty's main outfits feature the colors yellow, red, and blue.
Misty's first outfit, and her best known, is a yellow crop top and jean shorts held up with red suspenders. Most of her midriff is revealed here. She wore red, yellow and white sneakers with it, and also carried a red drawstring backpack with it.
This outfit also debuted her hairstyle, which is typically the way she always wears it, regardless of her outfit: a small side ponytail. She will occasionally take it down, but usually only if she is sleeping, bathing, or wearing a formal outfit of some sort. With her mermaid outfit, she wears it down with pearl ornaments.
Advanced Generation series
Misty's second outfit is a yellow sleeveless top or vest with a large blue button on the front and matching shorts, worn over some sort of dark-red under-all (swimsuit or leotard, etc.). She wears it with short pale and burnt orange ankle boots. The few times she carries a backpack with it, it is a small backpack designed to look like a Spheal.
Pokémon Chronicles series
In the early episodes of Pokémon Chronicles involving Misty (Cerulean Blues, The Blue Badge of Courage, A Date with Delcatty,), she wears her original series outfit. However, in Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing! (which was broadcast after the debut of her AG ensemble), she wears a new "casual" outfit: a sleeveless yellow top with a hood, slightly longer and looser blue shorts, a small white belt with a pink buckle, and reddish-brown penny loafer shoes worn with white socks.
- Misty wears a yukata to a summer festival in The Ghost of Maiden's Peak. It appears again in the fourth ending theme, Pokémon Ondo.
- Misty wears a stage dress designed to look like Goldeen in The March of the Exeggutor Squad.
- Misty wears a pink kimono for the Princess festival in Princess vs. Princess.
- Misty fantasizes about wearing a red dress for a movie premier in Go West Young Meowth.
- Misty and Brock both wore special outfits for the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station. Misty's outfit is a red Cheongsam.
Misty wore a red jacket and olive pants in Freeze Frame.
- Misty's most common swimwear is a red bikini, seen worn in Challenge of the Samurai, Beauty and the Beach, Dig Those Diglett!, The Evolution Solution, A Shadow of a Drought and A Hot Water Battle.
- Misty fantasizes about sunbathing in a pink bikini in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.
- Misty wears a yellow bikini with a skirt and a red star on the top in The Pi-Kahuna.
- Misty wears a red one-piece bathing suit with white flowers in Pokémon Double Trouble.
- Misty wears a green and white striped bikini in Cerulean Blues.
- Misty wore a pink blouse and a long, brown skirt in her fantasy of France in The School of Hard Knocks.
- Misty wore a red shirt underneath a pink jacket with green and yellow stripes, that had the image of an Electrode, and blue sunglasses around her neck, as part of Team Rocket's makeover in Pokémon Fashion Flash.
- Misty donned a Team Rocket outfit in the second half of Ditto's Mysterious Mansion.
- Misty wore a Nurse Joy outfit while helping out at the clinic in A Chansey Operation.
- Misty wore a blue jacket with a black and red cap as a disguise in The Breeding Center Secret.
- Misty wears a mermaid outfit when performing at the Cerulean Gym. It was first seen in The Misty Mermaid. The outfit consists of a shell-pattern bikini top, a light blue mermaid fin, and a pearl ornament.
- Misty sometimes wears a blue shirt with black sweatpants. She wore it in The Pi-Kahuna and in part of All Fired Up!.
- Misty wore a yellow shirt with sleeves as pajamas in Make Room for Gloom.
- After the weather conditions turned poor in Pokémon the Movie 2000, Misty wore a pink jacket that had a horizontal light blue stripe across the chest.
- Misty wore an army attire in Tanks A Lot!.
- Misty wore a red and pink dress with long red tights in Air Time!. One of the sleeves jutted out, which she used as a perch for Togepi to sit on.
- A flashback in Cerulean Blues! showed Misty as a baby, wearing a sky-blue shirt and yellow diaper.
Brock's main outfits contain different shades of the earthy colors green, brown and orange.
One of the most distinct features of Brock's first outfit was his green vest, which had four large pockets on the front. He wore this over an orange short-sleeved shirt, along with brown pants and blue and white sneakers. On either side of his belt, which was black with a gold rectangular buckle, he had attached brown belt pockets. With it, he carried a large, blue backpack with a bedroll seen strapped to it at the top.
It is assumed he keeps many supplies in his many pockets, just as he tends to fill his bag with more supplies than it should be realistically able to hold. However, he has never been seen reaching into these pockets, so their contents remain unknown. The numerous pockets in this outfit were seen in all of his outfits.
Advanced Generation series
In the Advanced Generation series, Brock wore a brown jacket with an orange collar. Under it, he wore a green undershirt, but he no longer wears a belt. His clothing slightly mirrors that of his game counterpart in Generation III. His shoes are a dark blue, and his new backpack is blue, but has no bedroll.
Diamond & Pearl series
Brock's Diamond & Pearl series outfit is one step closer to his original series outfit. He wears a vest again, but the colors are reversed. Instead of a green vest and an orange shirt, he wears an orange vest (which also consists of gray) and a green shirt. His new shoes and backpack are still blue, and his backpack does not have a bedroll.
- Ash and Brock don party outfits in The March of the Exeggutor Squad. Brock wears a white outfit with large pink frills on the sleeves and pant cuffs. He holds a pair of maracas with it.
- Brock fantasizes about wearing a blue tuxedo for a movie premier in Go West Young Meowth.
- One of Brock's best known outfits is his "Takeshi's Paradise" outfit. This was possibly inspired by his outfit in The March of the Exeggutor Squad. It is similar in many ways, particularly the pink frills. However, this outfit is purple and red instead of white. Also, he wears a large sombrero with it, and his maracas now look like Poké Balls. He wore a similar outfit in The Psyduck Stops Here!
- Brock wears a white tuxedo in Beauty and the Breeder. He is seen in it again in Temacu's wedding fantasy in The Heartbreak of Brock with a rose tucked in the breast pocket.
- Misty and Brock both wore special outfits for the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station. Brock's outfit is a lime green tuxedo with an oversized sparkling pink bow tie.
- Brock wears a purple suit in fantasies in Berry, Berry Interesting and Hail to the Chef. For some reason, these fantasies also always involve Brock's woman of choice in a red dress with a white hair accessory, and drinking milk from a wine glass. However, the suit itself is variable; in the first episode, he wears it with a tie, and in the second, with a bow tie.
- In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the characters dress up in formal medieval-themed outfits. Brock wears a beige robe similar to that of a priest covered by some sort of cape or mantle in brown, green, orange, and trimmed with gold, all topped with an orange skullcap.
- Brock's first swimwear was a pair of light purple swim trunks with three dark blue diamonds on the sides. From the Advanced Generation series onwards, these trunks were colored dark purple, due to the different palette used in the digitally colored episodes beginning with Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid.
- In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Brock wore a pair of olive green trunks with an orange stripe down the side. These trunks would later become Brock's main swimwear in the Diamond & Pearl series. Brock also wore his new trunks in the hotspring scene in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, but this is only known from the artwork, as in the scene itself, nothing below Brock's neck was seen above water.
- Like Ash and Dawn, Brock wore a different swimsuit than his normal one in Arceus and the Jewel of Life - in Brock's case, a pair of dark green trunks with white lines on them. Like Ash's and Dawn's new swimwear, Brock's new trunks are quite unique, as he only wore them in that movie.
- Brock wore a red jacket and olive pants in Freeze Frame and Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt!.
- Brock wore a jacket similar to Lucas's in Platinum from Battling a Cute Drama! to Pillars of Friendship!, as well as part of the credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
- One of Brock's best known accessories is his pink frilly apron. He frequently wears it while cooking or doing other chores.
- He also wears an alternate apron, known as the "movie apron" since it is only seen in the Pokémon movies. This apron is bright blue with neon green straps.
- In The Purr-fect Hero, Brock fantasizes about wearing samurai ō-yoroi armor and a sumo suit.
- He wore a long, blue, medieval-themed robe for DJ Mary's radio show in Air Time!.
- He wore army attire in Tanks A Lot! when they had a plan to rescue Pikachu and others.
- He wore a stylish outfit with a matching cap in Battling The Generation Gap!.
- In Camping it Up! and Three Sides to Every Story!, Brock is seen wearing a gray tank top and shorts as sleepwear.
Tracey has only had one main outfit throughout the entire series. It consists of a loose green T-shirt, reddish-brown shorts, blue and yellow sneakers, an orange backpack, and his most notable accessory, a salmon-colored headband that he uses to keep his hair out of his face. Tracey is the only main character from the original series whose outfit was not changed at the start of any of the newer series.
- His first swimsuit was a pair of navy-blue swim trunks with two red lines on either side, as seen in The Joy of Pokémon.
- The second was seen in Pokémon Double Trouble. It is still a pair of navy blue swim trunks but with a sunflower print. He also removed his headband while in this outfit.
- The third was seen in The Blue Badge of Courage. It is another pair of blue swim trunks but with an orange stripe painted on the legs.
In Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!, Daisy fantasized Tracey playing the prince in her water ballet alongside Misty. This outfit consisted of a blue shirt with long sleeves and gold trimming, teal pants, a red cape, and a silver crown. This would be the second time he is seen without his headband.
Tracey's trunks in The Blue Badge of Courage
Advanced Generation series
May's main outfit is a red t-shirt with a dark blue circle around her neck, dark blue bike shorts, white skirt, red and yellow sneakers, a red bandanna with a white Poké Ball print, a yellow waist-pack, and dark-blue and white gloves. It is based on the outfit her game counterpart wears in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Diamond & Pearl series
Much like Ash and Brock changed clothes at the start of both the Advanced Generation and Diamond & Pearl series, and Misty did before her return in The Princess and the Togepi, May changed clothes sometime between her departure in Home Is Where the Start Is and her return in Our Cup Runneth Over! Her outfit in the Diamond & Pearl series is based on the outfit that her game counterpart wears in Pokémon Emerald. It consists of a green bandanna, a sleeveless and short orange tunic with a black collar, black bike shorts, black socks, and red and white sneakers. She also carries a green waist-pack similar to the one she carried in the Advanced Generation series. When she got off the boat, she was seen with a yellow backpack. It is unknown if she normally carries this or only had it because she was traveling a long distance (to Sinnoh from Johto).
May wore this outfit as of her latest appearance, and presumably currently wears it.
- In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the characters dress up in formal medieval-themed outfits. May wears a white, pink and red ball gown decorated with tiny bows and with a decoration similar to Beautifly wings on the back. She wears her hair in two different ways in this outfit, with different accessories for each: in one way, she wears a large pink bow styled to look like her regular bandanna, and another, she has little pink pom-poms in her hair.
- During the Wallace Cup, May wore a new dress for the Contest, which was unique because it had an Arabian style to it. It was a pink top with a yellow heart on it with yellow border on the sleeves and neck. She also wore a peach-pink veil with a green gem on top, and a light purple long skirt with a piece of pink fabric at the waist. Her entire midriff is exposed here. She also wears brown flip-flops with toe rings and a yellow necklace with a red heart.
- May's most common swimwear is a yellow hearts two-piece swimsuit with shorts. This was shown in The Lotad Lowdown and Sharpedo Attack!.
- May also wore a pink polka-dotted one-piece swimsuit in Sharpedo Attack!.
- May wore a green bikini with red hearts on her hips in Brave the Wave.
- Twice May wore a pink bikini, first in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and then a second time in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.
- May wore a red jacket and olive pants in Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt!.
- On a flashback at the Ice Rock in A Full Course Tag Battle!, May wore a magenta pink winter dress with white fur, a green collar, a lime-green belt, beige mittens, and pink snow boots.
- May wore sleeveless pink colored ninja clothing in From Cradle to Save!. Like Ash, she did not wear a white headband like the majority of the other characters.
- In Pruning a Passel of Pals!, May wore orange pajamas.
At Ice Rock
Max's main outfit is a green t-shirt, green and black sneakers, black glasses and brown shorts. He carries a yellow backpack with his belongings. Max is the only main character from the Advanced Generation series whose outfit was not changed whenever he reappeared in flashbacks.
- In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the characters dress up in formal medieval-themed outfits. Max's outfit appears to be one of a young prince with a beret and a cape.
- Max's most common swimwear was a pair of green trunks, with no special patterns. This was seen in The Lotad Lowdown and Sharpedo Attack!, as well as The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!
- He also wore dark green swim briefs in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, as well as in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
- Max wore a red jacket and olive pants in Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snorunt!
- Max wore blue-and-black-colored ninja clothing and a white headband in From Cradle to Save!
- Max was seen sleeping in a plain white t-shirt in the beginning of Which Wurmple's Which?
- He was also briefly seen wearing light yellow pajamas in Shocks and Bonds.
Dawn's outfit consists of a black V-neck tanktop with a white undershirt and a pink skirt. On her head, she wears a white beanie with a pink Poké Ball print on it. She also wears gold hair clips that hold up her hair in front. On her feet, she wears pink knee-high boots with black socks underneath. She also has a small yellow backpack with all her personal belongings. It is nearly identical to her game counterpart's with the exception of her scarf and bag.
Unlike the female companions proceeding her, whom both changed outfits upon returning in later series, Dawn continued to wear this outfit even throughout her return in the Best Wishes series, and presumably continues to wear it to this day.
Formal clothes are a key part of Dawn's wardrobe, since she dresses up nicely for all her Pokémon Contests.
- In her debut appearance, she was shown to be wearing three different formal outfits when imagining herself in Contests with each of the Sinnoh starters. In her Chimchar fantasy, she was seen wearing a red dress; in the Turtwig fantasy, she was wearing a lavender suit with a top hat; and in the Piplup fantasy, she was wearing a light green dress.
- She frequently wears a pink dress during her Contests. In the Floaroma Town Contest, she decorated her dress with flowers, presumably to fit the town's flowery theme. In the Hearthome City Contest, she added a yellow Ribbon around her waist and her hair barrettes were star-shaped. The yellow Ribbon was also seen in the Wallace Cup. In the first round of the Celestic Town Contest, she decorated her dress with fluffy fur, similar to Buneary's. In the Lilypad Town Contest, she again wore her yellow Ribbon with long white gloves. In the Daybreak Town Contest, she wears short white gloves, with one red Ribbon in each one, and her shoes have one yellow rose in each. Opening and ending themes show her in different dresses, but she has never worn them in Contests.
- In The Rise of Darkrai, Dawn wore a pink outfit for the Alamos Town Contest.
- In the Hearthome Collection, she wore a plain light powder-blue dress with a yellow Ribbon at the back. It also came along with a blue, beaded necklace and white shoes.
- In Dawn of a Royal Day, Dawn wore Princess Salvia's light pink dress with long white gloves, when they swapped places.
- In the Grand Festival, she wore a new yellow dress with long white gloves and white shoes.
In the Wallace Cup
- Dawn's most common swimwear is a yellow and orange bikini, which she wore in Sandshrew's Locker!, Hot Springing a Leak!, and Up Close and Personable!
- She wore a pink one-piece swimsuit with a short skirt around the waist in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with some kind of white undershirt with horizontal black stripes on it.
- In the ending In Your Heart, LaLaLa, Dawn wore a light pink one-piece swimsuit with two white stripes at the bottom.
- Dawn wears a different swimsuit in the Best Wishes series. This two-piece swimsuit consists of a light green top with vertical dark green stripes and a light green piece of cloth wrapped around her waist. Dawn wore this swimsuit for the first time in Expedition to Onix Island!.
- Dawn wore an outfit nearly identical to her game counterpart's in Platinum from Battling a Cute Drama! to Pillars of Friendship!, as well as part of the credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life. The only difference is she maintains her gold barrettes rather than wearing pink ones, however, while inside a building, she wears her normal clothing, but with the winter boots and socks.
- The Pokémon Learning League website portrays Dawn with her white undershirt having sleeves that reach past her elbows, and black stockings or tights covering her legs.
- Dawn donned a pink cheerleading outfit in O'er the Rampardos we Watched, A Triple Fighting Chance! and The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!. Her Pokémon have similar outfits. The purpose of the outfit was to support Ash Ketchum in his Gym battles with Roark, Maylene and Volkner.
- Before leaving her home to start her journey, she was shown to have many clothes in the bag her mom asked her to leave behind.
- Dawn wore a French maid's outfit to help out at the Café Cabin in Tanks for the Memories!.
- In Malice in Wonderland she wore a Piplup costume in her dream.
- One point of the end credits of The Rise of Darkrai features shots of Dawn in a number of different outfits.
- Whenever she's sleeping, Dawn wears pink pajamas, first seen in Setting the World on its Buneary!.
- Dawn wears a long pink nightgown at the start of Following a Maiden's Voyage!. It is also seen in the ending By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~.
Helping out at the Café Cabin
Dawn's pajamas in Pruning a Passel of Pals!
Dawn's pajamas in Last Call, First Round!
Green suit in The Rise of Darkrai
Chinese dress in The Rise of Darkrai
Lolita outfit in The Rise of Darkrai
Cyberpunk outfit in The Rise of Darkrai
Leona and Dawn in their kindergarten outfits
Swimsuit in Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Dawn's swimsuit in Expedition to Onix Island!
- Iris' usual outfit is exactly the same as her game counterpart's outfit. It consists of a cream top that has long loose sleeves with pink cuffs and a pink collar, a pink skirt with a large pink ribbon on the side, the pink ribbon is tied around her waist just like a normal cardigan would be also there is white and yellow leggings going over her knees, a pink backpack, pink and white shoes with yellow stripes and a yellow hair ribbon.
- Iris wore a white swimsuit in A Sandile Gusher of Change!. However, it is unknown if it is one- or two-piece, since nothing below her chest was seen above water.
- Iris wears another swimsuit in the fourth ending of the Best Wishes series, Look Look☆Here. It is a light pink one-piece bathing suit, with a dark pink ribbon at the chest. In the anime itself, Iris wore it for the first time in Expedition to Onix Island!.
- When sleeping, Iris wears a light pink shirt and pink shorts.
- During the flashback of a younger Iris in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, Iris was seen wearing a cream top with pink trim, plain white leggings and pink sandals.
- In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, Iris wore a Dragon Master costume, as well as a princess dress during Luke's film.
- Iris wore a pink top with a black skirt and pink hat in promotional artwork for Lost at the Stamp Rally!, however, she never wore it in the actual episode.
- In Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2, Iris wore a shrine maiden's robes to summon Landorus to stop Thundurus and Tornadus.
- Iris and Axew dressed up as Professor Juniper and Darumaka in the costume contest portion of the Wishing Bell Festival in Climbing the Tower of Success!.
- Iris wore full winter clothing in Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!.
- In An Epic Defense Force!, in Luke's second film, Iris played the part of an island princess along with Zorua and Axew, and thus dressed up for the part.
Iris's swimsuit in A Sandile Gusher of Change!
Iris's second swimsuit in the Best Wishes series
Iris in promotional artwork for the Pokémon Musical
- Cilan's usual outfit is identical to his game counterpart's, consisting of a white shirt, a black and gray vest with gold buttons, a green bow tie, black pants held up with a brown belt, and brown shoes. However, unlike his game counterpart, he does not always wear his apron, instead putting it on occasionally when cooking. He also includes a brown backpack to store his belongings.
- Cilan wore green house slippers in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!.
- Cilan is shown in his pajamas in numerous episodes which appear to be gray pants and a long-sleeved, light green top.
- Cilan wore a brown detective cap in Where Did You Go, Audino? when investigating the missing Audino.
- He wore the same hat in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!.
- In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, Cilan wears a pirate costume for Luke's film, as well as an orange masquerade mask and cape.
- In addition to his brown cap from before, Cilan wore a white trench coat in Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!.
- Cilan wore a white tuxedo in promotional artwork for Lost at the Stamp Rally!, however, he never wore it in the actual episode.
- In Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! Cilan wore a pink dress with red bows and a blond wig.
- Cilan wears swim trunks in the fourth ending of the Best Wishes series, Look Look☆Here. The swim trunks are dark yellow, with a light green stripe and a dark green stripe at each side.
Cilan in promotional artwork for the Pokémon Musical
Cilan's house slippers in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!
Cilan and Ash crossdressing in Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
Serena is the first of Ash's travelling companions to permanently change her main outfit in the middle of a series.
- Serena began wearing her current outfit in A Showcase Debut!. It consists of a light pink dress over a grayish-black tank-top with a white collar. The dress is tied at the collar with a blue ribbon that Ash gave her in Under the Pledging Tree!. Over her dress, she wears a long red vest with large pockets. She also wears black stockings and brown boots. On her head, she wears a pink-red fedora with a black hatband, and carries a pink backpack with a black Poké Ball design to store her belongings.
- Serena's first outfit was worn from A Battle of Aerial Mobility! to A Showcase Debut!. It consisted of a grayish-black tank-top with a white collar, a red skirt, a dark pink hat with a black bow and hatband, black stockings, and black shoes, with a pink backpack to carry her goods. The tank-top is likely the same one she dons for her current outfit. This first outfit was nearly identical to her game counterpart's with the exception of her hat, collar, bag, and the lack of sunglasses.
- In A Showcase Debut!, Serena dressed formally for her first Showcase. She wore this outfit as well in A Performance Pop Quiz! for the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase. She wore a white and pink dress with a red ribbon on the chest area, a black and red mini-skirt, longer stockings, pink bracelets on either wrists, and a part of her hair is tied by a pink ribbon. She wears this outfit for the rest of her Showcases.
- In A Fashionable Battle!, Serena wore a furisode based on a Florges at Valerie's fashion show. She later wore it at the Dendemille Showcase in Performing with Fiery Charm!, modified after it was torn.
- In A Performance Pop Quiz!, Serena wore a red Academic dress with orange linings and a hat.
- In Party Dancecapades!, Serena wore a strapless red dress with a darker red waist band and dark red and orange frills.
- In Master Class Choices!, Serena wore an outfit that looks similar to a breeder's outfit for the Pokémon Showcase Theme Performance.
- During Peace Smile!, the second ending of the XY series, Serena wears a dark pink bikini.
- In a brief scene in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Serena wore a green two piece swimsuit.
- In the freezer room in Coming Back into the Cold!, Serena, along with Ash, Clemont, Alexa, and Bonnie, she wore an orange snowsuit.
- In Over the Mountain of Snow!, Serena wore a hot-pink snow jacket, grey snow pants, a pale-pink snow hat, pale-pink snow mittens, a dark orange neck scarf, and hot-pink snow boots.
- In between A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! and A Real Icebreaker!, Serena is sometimes seen wearing a pink winter coat, with the same colored leg warmers above her usual boots and golden-brown mittens.
Serena's bikini in the XY series
Serena in her Red Flower Florges furisode
Serena's modified Red Flower Florges fuisode
Serena wearing a green two piece swimsuit in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Serena in a gown for her first Pokévision
- In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, Serena wore pink pajamas based on the ones her game counterpart wears at the beginning of Pokémon X and Y.
- In Lumiose City Pursuit!, Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race! and A Race for Home!, Serena wore a pink jumpsuit while practicing for the Rhyhorn race and wore the same outfit while riding a Skiddo albeit with a red hat.
- In a giveaway quiz featured in Mega-Mega Meowth Madness! for Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened and Eevee & Friends DVDs, and the Get Pokémon TV set, Serena wore a Santa outfit.
- In A Race for Home! Serena as a child wore a pink racing suit with pink boots and her hair tied with red ribbons in pigtails.
- As shown in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!, Serena as a child wore a straw hat with a pink bow tied around it and a pink dress with pink shoes.
- When Serena sleeps, she wore a lavender sweater and dark-pink shorts as pajamas. She also wears it as inside clothing in Lumiose City Pursuit!, and Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!
- When Serena is baking, she wore a pink apron.
- In A PokéVision of Things to Come!, for filming her PokéVision video, she dressed up in a Fennekin cosplay, consisting of a pink bow, a short top, a pair of wristbands and skirt with Fennekin ears, tail and boots.
- In A PokéVision of Things to Come!, she also wore a full-length pink gown with tiered ruffled skirt.
- When cleaning up in A PokéVision of Things to Come!, she wore an ivory bathrobe.
- During a training session in Day Three Blockbusters!, Serena wore a training suit. It consists of a pink shirt and her tracksuit which she wears for Rhyhorn races. The tracksuit is open, with the top half wrapped around her middle. She also wears a whistle around her neck.
- In the second and third variant of the Mad-Paced Getter opening and the Limited Pokémon Edition cover art of the Dream Dream, Serena wore a marching band outfit with her Pokémon.
- During the Gourgeist Festival in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, Serena wore a costume based on Red Flower Florges.
- In Adventures in Running Errands!, she, along with Bonnie, dressed up as Nurse Joy to help her with the Pokémon while the power within the Pokémon Center is out.
- Serena has worn several outfits in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction along with Bonnie and Diancie.
- In the DreamDream ending, Serena and her Pokémon wore three different outfits.
- In Battling at Full Volume!, Serena posed as Ash by wearing his clothing.
- Clemont's main outfit is identical to his in-game counterpart's, consisting of a blue and yellow jumpsuit, glasses, and black and white tennis shoes. He stores his inventions in the black and white backpack he calls his "Clemontic gear."
- Clemont's pajamas are a nightcap and long-sleeved nightshirt with blue and light blue stripes.
- In Awakening the Sleeping Giant and in a fantasy of Clemont wrapped around in a Arbok in A Keeper for Keeps?!, Clemont's underwear consists of a white tank top and light blue striped bloomers underneath his jumpsuit.
- During his dating video in A PokéVision of Things to Come!, Clemont dressed up in a habit à la française, a style of suit popular during the 18th century. It consists of a blue longcoat, teal waistcoat and breeches, orange cravat, white shirt, long white socks, and blue shoes.
- Clemont, along with Bonnie wore a gray hoodie with the Voltage badge on it and sweat pants in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
- During the Gourgeist Festival in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, Clemont wore a costume based on a Watchog.
- During Peace Smile!, the second ending of the XY series, Clemont wore a blue and white striped old-fashioned one-piece swimsuit and cap. He also wears yellow goggles when he is underwater.
- In the freezer room in Coming Back into the Cold!, Clemont, along with Ash, Serena, Alexa, and Bonnie, he wore an orange snowsuit.
- In Over the Mountain of Snow!, he wore a blue jacket over his jumpsuit.
- In between A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! and A Real Icebreaker!, Clemont is sometimes seen wearing a green winter coat with a light-green cross shaped on the front, with blue mittens and green boots with a light green line along the top of the boots.
- Bonnie's main outfit consists of a dark brown blouse with a black ribbon on the chest, white skirt, black shorts, and pink Mary Jane flats. She carries a yellow satchel.
- When she sleeps, Bonnie wears Tyrantrum pajamas.
- In A Rush of Ninja Wisdom, Bonnie wore a pink ninja suit.
- In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Bonnie wore several outfits with Diancie and Serena
- During a training session in Day Three Blockbusters!, Bonnie wore a yellow training suit.
- In Day Three Blockbusters!, she wore a Snubbull cooking hat and long sleeved apron.
- During the Gourgeist Festival in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, Bonnie wore a costume based on a Ludicolo.
- In a giveaway quiz featured in Mega-Mega Meowth Madness! for Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened and Eevee & Friends DVDs, and the Get Pokémon TV set, Bonnie wore a Santa outfit.
- During Peace Smile!, the second ending of the XY series, Bonnie was seen wearing a Slowbro swimsuit. In the actual anime, she wore this swimsuit in Bonnie for the Defense! and A Diamond in the Rough!.
- In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Bonnie wore a blue swimsuit.
- In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Bonnie is seen wearing a Ducklett swimsuit.
- In the freezer room in Coming Back into the Cold!, Bonnie, along with Ash, Serena, Alexa, and Clemont, wore an orange snowsuit.
- In Over the Mountain of Snow!, Bonnie wore a Delibird snow outfit.
- In between A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! and A Real Icebreaker!, Bonnie is sometimes seen wearing a Slurpuff snow outfit.
Jessie and James are usually found in the same outfit at all times: their white Team Rocket uniforms. There has been some question about the position or rank denoted by these uniforms, since most Rocket Grunts wear a black uniform of similar design. However, in Dues and Don'ts, it was revealed that Jessie and James designed their own uniforms to "express their sense of style." Jessie and James have only been seen wearing a different color uniform in Training Daze, where they (along with the other trainees) wear dark red. They also wore the black uniforms once.
Meowth, being a Pokémon, has no main outfit and is seen most often not wearing any clothing. However, he does have a fairly notable list of side outfits which he's worn alongside Jessie and James.
Best Wishes series
Jessie and James changed into their black uniforms in the Best Wishes series. They wore these outfits from In the Shadow of Zekrom until Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! when they switched back into their white ones.
- Main article: List of Team Rocket's disguises
Frequently, when they are not wearing their Team Rocket uniforms, they are most likely wearing something as a disguise to fool the twerps. These range from very elaborate to very simple outfits, all of which have fooled Ash and his friends with similar success.
Several of these disguises are posing as other characters, such as Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy. Brock is usually the best at telling these disguises from the actual women, whether he is aware of it or not.
- In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the characters dress up in formal medieval-themed outfits. Jessie and James looked possibly the most out of place, perhaps as a tongue-in-cheek joke, wearing extravagant outfits based more on the Victorian era than medieval times. Meowth, on the other hand, wore one of the most well-known of medieval outfits, a suit of armor.
- Whenever she competes in Pokémon Super Contests, Jessie wears a large orange dress with light brown boots, with round yellow and orange glasses and her hair in pigtails, under the name Jessilina (Japanese: キャンディ・ムサリーナ Candy Musalina).
- Jessie and James both wore two-piece bikinis in Beauty and the Beach. James wore his with giant inflatable breasts. These swimsuits were never seen in the English dub, since the scene containing them was cut.
- Jessie and James also both wore swimsuits in A Staravia is Born!. Jessie wore a blue bikini and James wore blue swim briefs. They both had the 'R' logo on them.
- Jessie, James and Meowth were seen using scuba gears in The Island of Illusions!.
- Team Rocket wore green jackets and pants in Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt!.
- During the Gourgeist Festival in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, Jessie and James wore costumes based on a Gourgeist and a Mismagius.
Jessie's and James's swimsuits from A Staravia is Born!
Team Rocket during the introduction of the Indigo League
Team Rocket disguised as police officers
James as Professor Oak
Jessie, James, and Meowth using their casual clothing from the Diamond & Pearl series
Jessie and James wearing snow coats in Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt!
Jessie and James disguises in Abandon Ship!
Jessie as a ballerina in Claydol Big and Tall
Jessie as Princess Powerzone
Jessie's Pokémon Summer Academy disguise
Jessilina as Fantina
Jessie's disguise in Throwing the Track Switch
Jessie, James, and Meowth undercover in cook outfits for the Pokémon Summer Camp
Jessie, James, and Meowth rescue outfits for the Pokémon Summer Camp
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