People of the Water

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The crystal mark of the People activating a sealed door
The Sign of the Sea Crown tablet

The People of the Water (Japanese: 水の民 People in the Water) are an ancient tribal society in the Pokémon world that was mentioned in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Very little is known of their culture or their civilization.

As the name implies, the People of the Water were connected to the ocean, either living near or in it. They are apparently an almost extinct clan, with Lizabeth, her parents Kyle and Meredith, and her grandfather Shep being the only known remaining descendants. The Marina Group also suggested May and Max were possibly descendants after the former dreamed of Samiya and Manaphy.

The People of the Water possessed advanced technology, having constructed the Sea Crown and the so-called "Sea Temple", Samiya. Shep guided his family, Ash, and his friends to an ancient ruin site that contained a dome decorated with murals depicting the legends of Samiya and the People of the Water. They wear special crystals, either as necklaces or bracelets, that can activate these technologies, which range from opening doors to keeping the Sea Temple from sinking. During the events of the movie, May was given a crystal mark from Lizabeth.

The Phantom appears to be very knowledgeable about the People of the Water and even somehow obtained one of their special crystals prior to the movie through implied difficult circumstances.


Ancient ruins Samiya
Exterior Interior
People of the Water ruins.png People of the Water ruins interior.png Samiya.png

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Veden kansa*
France Flag.png French Peuple de l'eau
Germany Flag.png German Wassermenschen
Italy Flag.png Italian Popolo dell'Acqua
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물의 일족 Mului iljok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tribo do Mar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gente del Mar

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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