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Winstrate family

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From right to left: 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

Pokémon

The Winstrate Challenge









Victory Road

Ruby and Sapphire Emerald




Quotes

Victor
  • Before battle
"Hello! I take it you're a traveler. How's this? What do you say to taking on our family of four in a series of Pokémon battles?"
No: "Is that so? Drop in, if you change your mind!"
Yes: "That's the spirit! I like you!"
  • Being defeated
"Aiyah! You're a lot stronger than I expected!"
  • After being defeated
(calling inside) "Hey, all! I've found a pretty strong Trainer!"
  • Inside the house
"You're the first Trainer I've seen who deploys Pokémon so masterfully. But, I should tell you--my son is stronger than you. He even took the Pokémon League challenge, I'll have you know."
Victoria
  • Before battle
"Oh, my goodness! Aren't you young? You must be quite the Trainer to defeat my husband, though. It's my turn to battle now!"
  • Being defeated
"Oh, gosh! I can't get over how strong you are!"
  • After being defeated
(calling inside) "There's a strong Trainer here! This one's really strong!"
  • Inside the house
"We use this Macho Brace to more effectively strengthen our Pokémon in training. Since you've beaten all of us here, I don't know if you need it, but we would like you to have our Macho Brace."
"When it comes to Pokémon battles, we tend to be pretty passionate."
Vivi
  • Before battle
"You're stronger than Mommy? Wow! But I'm strong, too! Really! Honestly!"
  • Being defeated
"Huh? Did I just lose?"
  • After being defeated
(calling inside) "This stinks... ...Snivel... Grandma!"
  • Inside the house
"Mommy is stronger than Daddy. I'm stronger than Mommy. And Grandma's stronger than me! But my big brother is even stronger than Grandma."
Vicky
  • Before battle
"How dare you make my granddaughter cry! For that, I'm going to smack you! Prepare to lose!"
  • Being defeated
"Kwah! You are strong... My granddaughter was right..."
  • After being defeated
"If you're not in any hurry, visit us awhile."
  • Inside the house
"There's no question that you're strong. But if you were to battle my grandson, you'd end up crying in frustration. He's much stronger than any Trainer our family knows. He must be challenging the Pokémon League Champion by now. Knowing my grandson, he could be the Champion already!"
Vito
  • Before battle
"I trained with my whole family, every one of us! I'm not losing to anyone!"
  • Being defeated
"Better than my family?! Is that possible?!"
  • After being defeated
"I was better than everyone in my family. I've never lost before... I've lost my confidence... Maybe I'll go home..."

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)
Dock OD.png Pokéfan f RSE OD.png Lass RSE OD.png Expert f RSE OD.png Cooltrainer m RSE OD.png
Victor's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Victoria's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vivi's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vicky's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vito's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In the anime

Vito

In the episode Candid Camerupt, Ash, May, Brock, and Max were lost in the desert and saved by the Winstrate family. After giving them a tour of their house and yard, they decided to challenge them to a 4 on 4 battle. First, Brock battled against Victor. Brock's Mudkip was quickly defeated by Victor's Zigzagoon's Thunderbolt, much to the group's surprise.

Next, May, who used Beautifly, fought against Victoria and her Roselia. May won the round by using a strategy similar to that of the one she used against Drew's Roselia in the Slateport Pokémon Contest, defeating her opponent with Gust and Silver Wind.

In the next round, Max borrowed Ash's Corphish to fight against Vivi and her Marill. Max ordered Corphish to go easy on Marill, but Corphish ignored him and viciously attacked Marill, causing an instant knock out. This gave Max the win, but it was a hollow victory, as he had a crush on Vivi and because of that loss she no longer showed interest in him.

For the final round, Ash and Pikachu went up against Vicky and Camerupt. Unfortunately, as Pikachu's Iron Tail hit Camerupt in the face, it got angry, and started using Eruption and rampaging around, threatening the Winstrate's harvest. Thankfully, Vito, the son of the family, had been watching, and used his Alakazam's Rain Dance to calm down Camerupt. The match between Pikachu and Camerupt was ultimately declared to be a draw. Just then, Team Rocket arrived and attempted to steal Pikachu, but thanks to Vito, the villains were sent blasting off again. Afterwards, the group went on their way.

Pokémon

Victor's

Victor's Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
Victor called 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's

Victoria's Roselia
Roselia
Victoria Winstrate used Roselia against May's Beautifly. When May remembered that Drew used a Roselia in their battle before, she became determined to beat it. Beautifly quickly defeated 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's

Vivi's Marill
Marill
When it was Vivi's turn to battle, she used her Marill against Ash's Corphish that was temporarily given to Max. Due to Corphish not following Max's commands and battling more fiercely than Max had wanted, Marill quickly lost. The harsh defeat of her Pokémon in battle caused 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's

Vicky's Camerupt
Camerupt
Camerupt was first seen going up to Ash and his friends in a desert after they fell from exhaustion. It took them to the Winstrate family who eventually challenged Ash and his friends to a battle. A few rounds later when it was Vicky Winstrate's turn, she used this Camerupt against Pikachu. Camerupt lost its temper after being hit by an Iron Tail in the face. The battle had to be stopped as Camerupt started to go on a rampage using Eruption in the process. With no choice, Vito called 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 used an Eruption again, but now as a way of saying farewell.

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

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein

Vito's

Vito's Alakazam
Alakazam
Vito's Alakazam was used to rescue the Winstrates and Ash and 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

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: John Campbell
Victoria: Caroline Hellman
Vivi: Lisa Adams
Vicky: Kayzie Rogers
Vito: Todd Garbeil
European Spanish Victor: Eduardo del Hoyo
Victoria: Alicia Sainz de la Maza
Vivi: Elena Palacios
Vicky: María Luisa Rubio
Vito: Jorge Saudinós

In the manga

Winstrate family in Ash and Pikachu
Vito Winstrate

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga, the Winstrate family appears in A Pokémon Battle Against An Entire Family?!.

Pokémon

Victor
Victor's Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
Victor called out his Zigzagoon during his match against Brock's Mudkip where it was able to easily defeat Mudkip in one hit.

Zigzagoon's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut A Pokémon Battle Against An Entire Family?!
Victoria
Victoria's Roselia
Roselia
Roselia briefly appeared during its battle with May's Beautifly where it was shown losing to it.

None of Roselia's moves are known.

Debut A Pokémon Battle Against An Entire Family?!
Vivi
Vivi's Marill
Marill
Marill briefly appeared during its battle against Ash's Corphish that was temporarily given to Max, where Marill was shown to have lost.

None of Marill's moves are known.

Debut A Pokémon Battle Against An Entire Family?!
Vicky
Vicky's Camerupt
Camerupt
Vicky sent out Camerupt during her battle with Ash's Pikachu.

None of Camerupt's moves are known.

Debut A Pokémon Battle Against An Entire Family?!
Vito
Status unknown

These Pokémon appeared in the Winstrate family's flashback, it is not known if they were his:

Vito Abra Shroomish AP.png
Abra
Vito Abra Shroomish AP.png
Shroomish
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Whismur
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Graveler
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Wurmple
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Aron
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Nincada

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.

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

Winstrate

Language Title
France Flag.png French Stratege
Germany Flag.png German Sihgers
Italy Flag.png Italian Fam. Vinci
Spain Flag.png Spanish Estratega



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 LadiesPokémon Center menTealaAaruneLisiaTeam AquaTeam Magma
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsGym guideName RaterLegendary Top Pokémon Breeder


Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
Hoenn Aqua AdminSEAqua LeaderSEAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherBug Maniac
CamperChampionCollectorCooltrainerDragon TamerElite FourExpertFishermanGentlemanGuitarist
Hex ManiacHikerInterviewerKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREMagma LeaderRENinja Boy
Old CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPokéfanPokéManiacPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPKMN Breeder
PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidSis and BroSr. and Jr.Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSETeam Magma GruntRETriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Arena TycoonEDome AceEFactory HeadEPalace MavenEPike QueenEPyramid KingESalon MaidenE
Secret Base ExpertORAS

Ash and Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Rivals
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders
WhitneyClairRoxanneNormanNolandGretaLucy
Other
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family

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