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==={{ga|Red}}'s counterparts===
 
==={{ga|Red}}'s counterparts===
[[File:Red's counterparts.png|550px|right|Red and his counterparts]]
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[[File:Red's counterparts.png|thumb|550px|Red and his counterparts]]
 
* [[Ash Ketchum]] from [[Pokémon anime]], [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]] manga and [[Ash & Pikachu]] manga
 
* [[Ash Ketchum]] from [[Pokémon anime]], [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]] manga and [[Ash & Pikachu]] manga
 
** {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|M20}} from the ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'' movie
 
** {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|M20}} from the ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'' movie
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==={{ga|Brendan}}'s counterparts===
 
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[[File:Ruby Adventures.png|thumb|200px|Brendan's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures]]
 
* [[Brendan (game)#In the anime|Brendan]] from [[Pokémon anime]], who made brief cameos in the [[M06|sixth]], [[M09|ninth]] and [[M11|eleventh]] movies
 
* [[Brendan (game)#In the anime|Brendan]] from [[Pokémon anime]], who made brief cameos in the [[M06|sixth]], [[M09|ninth]] and [[M11|eleventh]] movies
 
* {{adv|Ruby}} from [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga
 
* {{adv|Ruby}} from [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga
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==={{ga|Dawn}}'s counterparts===
 
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[[File:Dawn main outfit.png|thumb|200px|Dawn's anime counterpart]]
 
* {{an|Dawn}} from [[Pokémon anime]]
 
* {{an|Dawn}} from [[Pokémon anime]]
 
* {{adv|Platinum}} from [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga
 
* {{adv|Platinum}} from [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga
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==={{ga|Hilbert}}'s counterparts===
 
==={{ga|Hilbert}}'s counterparts===
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[[File:Monta.png|thumb|200px|Hilbert's counterpart in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W]]
 
* {{adv|Black}} from [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga
 
* {{adv|Black}} from [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga
 
* [[Hilbert (game)#In Pocket Monsters BW manga|Black]] from {{OBP|Pocket Monsters BW|Kosaku Anakubo}} manga
 
* [[Hilbert (game)#In Pocket Monsters BW manga|Black]] from {{OBP|Pocket Monsters BW|Kosaku Anakubo}} manga

Revision as of 18:22, 2 November 2018

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.

Name
Game characters Red Blue Ethan Silver Kris Brendan May Lucas Dawn Barry Lyra Cheren Bianca Serena
Anime characters Ash Gary Jimmy/
cameo
cameo Marina cameo May cameo Dawn Barry Lyra Cheren Bianca Serena

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.

List of cross-canon counterparts

This list is based on the game characters, as they appear first.

Red's counterparts

Red and his counterparts

Blue's counterparts

Ethan's counterparts

Silver's counterparts

Kris's counterparts

Brendan's counterparts

Brendan's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures

May's counterparts

Wally's counterparts

Leaf's counterparts

Lucas's counterparts

Dawn's counterparts

Dawn's anime counterpart

Barry's counterparts

Lyra's counterparts

Hilbert's counterparts

Hilbert's counterpart in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Hilda's counterparts

Cheren's counterparts

Bianca's counterparts

Nate's counterparts

Rosa's counterparts

Hugh's counterparts

Calem's counterparts

Serena's counterparts

Shauna's counterparts

Tierno's counterparts

Trevor's counterparts

Elio's counterparts

Selene's counterparts

Hau's counterparts

Gladion's counterparts

Lillie's counterparts