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Winstrate family

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From left to right: Victor, Vicky, Victoria and in the bottom Vivi

The Winstrate family (Japanese: カチヌキファミリー Kachinuki family) are a family of five who are obsessed with Pokémon battles and battling. The family consists of father Victor, mother Victoria, daughter Vivi, son Vito, and grandmother Vicky. The Winstrates live in a house on Route 111, north of Mauville City. Vito isn't at home, however, as he has left to challenge the Pokémon League.

Their surname is a pun on the phrase "straight win(s)", while all their given names play on "victory". Their Japanese surname, Kachinuki, is a play on 勝ち抜く kachinuku, to win through, which is exactly what the player must do to obtain a prize from them.

In the games

Winstrate (Japanese: カチヌキさんち Kachinuki Family) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. It refers to members of the Winstrate family, who are found in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Unlike most Trainer classes, there is no determined sprite, and each of the Winstrates have the sprite of that of a different Trainer class. The Winstrates challenge passing Trainers to a string of successive Pokémon battles. If they can be defeated, they will yield the Macho Brace they use to toughen up their Pokémon.

According to Vivi, Vito was the best Trainer, followed by Grandma Vicky, herself, her mother, and her father. Vito can be battled on the bottom floor of Victory Road in between two waterfalls near the end of the game, while the other members of the Winstrate family can be found at the southern half of Route 111.

"Our family's hearts beat as one!"
THE WINSTRATE'S HOUSE

Appearance

Spr RS Pokéfan M.png Spr RS Pokéfan F.png Spr RS Lass.png Spr RS Expert F.png Spr RS Cooltrainer M.png Spr RS Cooltrainer M JP.png
Victor's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Victoria's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vivi's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vicky's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vito's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vito's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (JP)

The Winstrate Challenge

Ruby/Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Winstrate Victor
Winstrate Victor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
276 Taillow Lv.16
No item
263 Zigzagoon Lv.16
No item
Winstrate Victoria
Winstrate Victoria
Reward: PokémonDollar.png340
315 Roselia Lv.16
No item
Winstrate Vivi
Winstrate Vivi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
183 Marill Lv.15
No item
285 Shroomish Lv.15
No item
322 Numel Lv.15
No item
Winstrate Vicky
Winstrate Vicky
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
307 Meditite Lv.18
No item

Victory Road
Trainer Pokémon
Cooltrainer Vito
Cooltrainer Vito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2016
277 Swellow Lv.42
No item
310 Manectric Lv.42
No item
064 Kadabra Lv.42
No item
275 Shiftry Lv.42
No item

Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Winstrate Victor
Winstrate Victor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
276 Taillow Lv.16
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
263 Zigzagoon Lv.16
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Winstrate Victoria
Winstrate Victoria
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
315 Roselia Lv.17
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Winstrate Vivi
Winstrate Vivi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
183 Marill Lv.15
No item
285 Shroomish Lv.15
No item
322 Numel Lv.15
No item
Winstrate Vicky
Winstrate Vicky
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
307 Meditite Lv.18
No item

Victory Road
Trainer Pokémon
Cooltrainer Vito
Cooltrainer Vito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2016
085 Dodrio Lv.42
No item
064 Kadabra Lv.42
No item
101 Electrode Lv.42
No item
275 Shiftry Lv.42
No item

In the anime

Vito

In the episode Candid Camerupt, Ash, May, Brock, and Max were saved from the desert by the Winstrate Family. After giving them a tour of their house and yard, they decide to challenge them to a 4 on 4 battle. First, Brock battles against Victor. Brock's Mudkip is defeated by Victor's Zigzagoon as it knows Thunderbolt, a practical source of electricity.

Next, May, who uses Beautifly, fights against Victoria and her Roselia. May wins this round by using a strategy similar to that of the one she used against Drew and his Roselia in the Slateport Pokémon Contest.

In the next round, Max borrows Ash's Corphish to fight against Vivi and her Marill. Max orders Corphish to go easy but Corphish ignores him and attacks Marill causing an instant knock out. Corphish defeats Marill, giving Max the win, but it is a hollow victory, as he had a crush on Vivi and she now shows no interest in him.

For the final round, Ash and Pikachu go up against Vicky and Camerupt. Team Rocket and the other Winstrate, Vito, interfere with the battle, but Vito eventually stops helping Team Rocket to save his family. The match between Pikachu and Camerupt comes to a draw, and the group goes on their way.

Pokémon

Victor

Victor's Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
Victor calls out his Zigzagoon during his match against Brock's Mudkip. With its speed and surprising Electric attacks it was easily able to defeat Mudkip. Zigzagoon is also used to generate electricity for the family.

Zigzagoon's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut Candid Camerupt!

Victoria

Victoria's Roselia
Roselia
Victoria Winstrate used Roselia against Beautifly when May realized that Drew used a Roselia in their battle before. Beautifly did defeat Victoria's Roselia in two hits without getting hit itself. Roselia has also been unable to defeat other opponents that it has battled with.

None of Roselia's moves are known.

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara

Vivi

Vivi's Marill
Marill
When it was Vivi's turn to battle, she used her Marill against Corphish that was temporarily given to Max. Due to Corphish not following Max's commands, Marill quickly lost, thus causing Vivi to lose interest in Max.

None of Marill's moves are known.

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
Japanese Mika Kanai
English Kayzie Rogers

Vicky

Vicky's Camerupt
Camerupt
Camerupt was first seen going up to Ash and his friends in a desert after they fell from exhaustion. It takes them to the Winstrate family in which they challenge them to a battle. A few rounds later when it was Vicky Winstrate's turn, she used this Camerupt against Pikachu in which Camerupt loses its temper after being hit by an Iron Tail in the face. The battle had to be stopped as Camerupt starts to go on a rampage using Eruption in the process. With no choice, Vito calls out his Alakazam to use Rain Dance to calm Camerupt. Even though the battle was canceled, Ash was still declared the winner. When the group was leaving, Camerupt uses an Eruption as a way to say its farewell.

Camerupt's known moves are Sandstorm, Take Down and Eruption.

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein

Vito

Vito's Alakazam
Alakazam
Vito's Alakazam was used to rescue the Winstrates and Ash & his friends from Camerupt's rampage by setting off a rain. He also used it to save Ash's Pikachu from Team Rocket.

Alakazam's known moves are Rain Dance and Psychic.

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein
Vito's Swellow
Swellow
Vito used his Swellow to puncture Team Rocket's balloon and send the villains blasting off again.

Swellow's only known move is Wing Attack.

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Darren Dunstan

Trivia

  • The way the Winstrate family is challenged is similar to the way the player challenges the Elite Four in the games.
  • Apparently, the German, Italian and Spanish translations of Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald didn't catch on Vito's relationship to the Winstrate family, as he's given a name that breaks from the family naming pattern in all of them.


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Victor: 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
Victoria: 佐藤智恵 Chie Satō
Vivi: 吉田真弓 Mayumi Yoshida
Vicky: 上村典子 Noriko Uemura
Vito: 鈴村健一 Kenichi Suzumura
English Victor: Greg Abbey
Victoria: Caroline Lawson
Vivi: Lisa Adams
Vicky: Kayzie Rogers
Vito: Pete Zarustica
European Spanish Victor: Eduardo del Hoyo
Victoria: Alicia Sainz de la Maza
Vivi: Elena Palacios
Vicky: María Luisa Rubio
Vito: Jorge Saudinós

Names

Japanese Romaji English French German Italian Spanish Korean Chinese (Taiwan)
カチヌキ Kachinuki Winstrate Stratege Sihgers Vinci Estratega 황보 Hwangbo 連勝 Liánshèng
ハルヒコ Haruhiko Victor Victor Viktor Vincenzo Vitorio 상우 Sang'u 晴彥 Qíngyàn
ヤスエ Yasue Victoria Victoria Viktoria Vittoria Victoria 수혜 Suhye 安江 Ānjiāng
アキ Aki Vivi Vivi Sieglinde Viviana Vivi 유영 Yuyeong 小雪 Xiǎo Xuě
ミツヨ Mitsuyo Vicky Vicky Vicky Vicky Vicky 영아 Yeong'a 光代 Guāngdài
リョウヘイ Ryōhei Vito Vito Paul Enrico Serafín 철준 Cheoljun 良平 Liángpíng



Non-player characters in the core series games
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChaz
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterStats judge


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker

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