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Doppelgänger

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This article is about the characters in the anime who deliberately resemble other characters. For information about character designs which are reused in the anime, see Anime character recycling.

A doppelgänger is double or look-alike of another person. Various characters in the anime are doppelgängers of main characters.

Arnold

Arnold and his mother
Main article: Arnold

Arnold is a doppelgänger of Ash who appeared in the episode Hypno's Naptime. As he disappeared three days before the events of the episode, his mother initially mistook Ash to be her son and embraced him in a hug before realizing her mistake.

Jessebelle

Jessebelle
Main article: Jessebelle

Jessebelle is a doppelgänger of Jessie, who appeared in the episode Holy Matrimony!. She was James's fiancé; however, when James was exposed to her less than agreeable personality, he ran away from home in order to escape her attentions. She has returned several times with the cooperation of James's parents to try to make him see the error of his ways and marry her.

Travis

Travis and his Pikachu
Main article: Travis

Travis is another doppelgänger of Ash, who appeared in flashback in the episode Pokémon Double Trouble. As with Arnold, Ash's first encounter with his mother was an unexpected hug due to mistaken identity. However, in this case, Travis had simply left on a Pokémon journey and the fact that both were traveling with a Pikachu had helped cause the misunderstanding.

Team Righteous

Team Righteous
Main article: Team Righteous

Team Righteous are doppelgängers of Jessie and James who appear in a video in We're No Angels. Unlike other doppelgängers, they are fictional characters who had a television show a long time ago. They even had their own Meowth who was just a person in a costume. Unlike Team Rocket, they fight for good instead of evil.

Max

Max
Main article: Max

Max is a doppelgänger of Max, who appeared in the episode Maxxed Out!. The doppelgänger Max had a more central role in this episode than the previous boys and got in a fight with his same-named lookalike as they both felt jealous thinking that the other was already a Trainer. Later on, the two discovered that they have more similarities than their name and appearance and became friends.

Harley's classmate

The girl resembling May

According to Harley in New Plot, Odd Lot!, he had a classmate as a child that looked similar to May. She took his lunch from him, and he explains to Team Rocket that she is the reason he hates May so much. It has been debated whether the girl existed or was just made up by Harley to get Team Rocket on his side. There was no mention of her when Harley first met May and she would contradict the original reason of Harley's grudge.

Princess Salvia

Princess Salvia
Main article: Princess Salvia

Princess Salvia is a doppelgänger of Dawn, appearing in Dawn of a Royal Day!. She swapped places with Dawn in a plotline reminiscent of The Prince and the Pauper, taking part in a Pokémon Contest with her Togekiss while Dawn pretended to be a member of the high class. This worked until Dawn discovered that Princess Salvia was expected to watch the last battle of the contest and ended up shouting encouragement to her lookalike. Princess Salvia later gave Togekiss to Dawn so it could continue taking part in contests.

Mirror Ash

Mirror Ash
Main article: Mirror Ash

Mirror Ash is another doppelgänger of Ash, appearing in The Cave of Mirrors!. He was not very good at Pokémon battles, even though he had the same Pikachu, the same Froakie, and the same Hawlucha.

Mirror Serena

Mirror Serena
Main article: Mirror Serena

Mirror Serena is a doppelgänger of Serena, appearing in The Cave of Mirrors. She was arrogant, calling Mirror Ash a crybaby when she defeated him in a battle. She was defeated by regular Ash, even though she had the same Fennekin.

Mirror Clemont

Mirror Clemont
Main article: Mirror Clemont

Mirror Clemont is a doppelgänger of Clemont, appearing in The Cave of Mirrors. He was a fast runner instead of a slow poke, even though he had the same Dedenne.

Mirror Bonnie

Mirror Bonnie
Main article: Mirror Bonnie

Mirror Bonnie is Mirror Clemont's younger sister and a doppelgänger of Bonnie, appearing in The Cave of Mirrors. Her ponytail is on the right side of her head instead of the left, and she takes care of Mirror Clemont's Dedenne.

Mirror Team Rocket

Mirror Team Rocket
Main article: Mirror Team Rocket

Mirror Team Rocket are other doppelgängers of Team Rocket, appearing in The Cave of Mirrors. They are heroes instead of villains. They had the same Meowth, and one of them had the same Wobbuffet.

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