Winstrate family

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

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 is not at home, however, as he has left to challenge the Pokémon League.

In the games

WinstrateRSE/The Winstrates'ORAS (Japanese: カチヌキさんち Kachinuki Family) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. It refers to members of the Winstrate family, who are found in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. 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!"


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

The Winstrate Challenge

Victory Road
Ruby and Sapphire Emerald

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The Winstrate Challenge

Victory Road


Main article: Winstrate family/Quotes


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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 (JP)
Vito's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
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Victor's overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Victor's overworld sprite from
Victoria's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vivi's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Vicky's overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Vicky's overworld sprite from
Vito's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
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Victor's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Victoria's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Vivi's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Vicky's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Vito's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire


In Candid Camerupt, Ash and his friends became stranded in the heat of the desert, but were saved by the Winstrate family. Victor revealed that two months prior, Vito, the son of the family, had left on his own journey to become a Hoenn League Champion. After giving them a tour of their house and yard, which included a purpose-built battlefield, they decided to challenge them to a four-on-four 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 its opponent, causing an instant knockout. 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 crops. Thankfully, Vito who was on his way home to admit that he wished to pursue raising Pokémon instead of becoming a Champion, had been watching. He used his Alakazam's Rain Dance to calm down Camerupt. As the match between Pikachu and Camerupt was interrupted, Vicky granted Ash the victory.

Just then, Team Rocket arrived and attempted to steal Pikachu, but thanks to Vito, the villains were sent blasting off. Vicky was aware her grandson was nearby and declared that the family supported his ambitions, whatever path he wished. Vito was relieved, as he feared informing his family that he had failed their to meet their expectations. Without confronting his family Vito left again, this time on a journey to learn to raise Pokémon. Afterwards, the group also went on their way.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Vito appeared again in Battling as Hard as Stone!, watching Steven and Ash's Masters Eight Tournament battle on television.


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Victor's Zigzagoon
Victor called out his Zigzagoon during his match against Brock's Mudkip. With its speed and surprising Thunderbolt, it defeated Mudkip in one hit. Zigzagoon is also used to generate electricity for the family.

Zigzagoon's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
English Pete Zarustica


Victoria's Roselia
Victoria Winstrate used Roselia against May's Beautifly. When May remembered that her rival Drew used a Roselia, she became determined to beat it. Beautifly quickly defeated Victoria's Roselia in two attacks without getting hit itself.

Vicky hinted that Victoria often struggled to win any battles with Roselia.

None of Roselia's moves are known.

Debut Candid Camerupt!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara


Vivi's Marill
When it was Vivi's turn to battle, she used her Marill against Ash's Corphish that was temporarily given to Max. Corphish, however, ignored all commands and knocked Marill out with its pincers.

None of Marill's moves are known.

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


Vicky's Camerupt
Camerupt first noticed Ash and his friends after they fainted from the heat of the desert and went onto bring them back to the Winstrates residence.

Vicky later used Camerupt in her battle against Ash and his Pikachu. Camerupt lost its temper after being struck in the face by an Iron Tail. The Winstrates promptly put on hardhats 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
English Maddie Blaustein


Vito's Alakazam
Vito called on Alakazam after Camerupt began to stampede towards the family home in a rage. A drizzling Rain Dance quickly cooled Camerupt down. 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
English Maddie Blaustein
Vito's Swellow
Vito used his Swellow to puncture Team Rocket's balloon and send the villains blasting off.

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: Greg Abbey
Victoria: Caroline Lawson
Vivi: Lisa Adams
Vicky: Kayzie Rogers
Vito: Jonathan Todd Ross
Finnish Victor: Ossi Valo
Victoria: Kiti Kokkonen
Vivi: Elina Jollman
Vicky: Elise Langenoja
Vito: Pasi Ruohonen
European French Victor: Jean-Marc Delhausse
Victoria: Julie Basecqz
Vivi: Coralie Vanderlinden
Vicky: Marie-Noëlle Hébrant
Vito: Alexandre Crépet
Brazilian Portuguese Victor: Nestor Chiesse
Victoria: Cláudia Carli
Vivi: Samira Fernandes
Vicky: Maralise Tartarini
Vito: Yuri Chesman
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 & Pikachu
Vito Winstrate in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

The Winstrate family appears in A Pokémon Battle Against An Entire Family?!.


Victor's 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's 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's 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's 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?!
Status unknown

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

Vito Abra Shroomish AP.png
Vito Abra Shroomish AP.png
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png
Vito Various Pokémon AP.png


  • The way the Winstrate family is challenged is similar to the way the player challenges the Elite Four in the games.
  • The German, Italian, and Spanish translations of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald may not have caught on to Vito's relationship to the Winstrate family, as he is given a name that breaks from the family naming pattern in those translations.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カチヌキ Kachinuki From 勝ち抜く kachinuku (to win through)
English Winstrate From win straight
French Stratège From stratège (strategist)
German Sihgers From Sieger (winner)
Italian Vinci From vincitore (winner)
Spanish Estratega From estratega (strategist)
Korean 연승 Yeonseung* From 연승 yeonseung (winning streak)
황보 Hwangbo*
Mandarin Chinese 連勝 Liánshèng From 連勝 liánshèng (winning streak)

The Winstrates' English given names are a play on "victory". In the French versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, all of the Winstrates except Vito share their names with people from Greek mythology: Atreus, Electra, Andromache, and Clytemnestra.

Japanese English French German Italian Spanish Korean Chinese (Taiwan)
ハルヒコ Haruhiko Victor AtréeORAS
Viktor Vincenzo VictorRSORAS
상우 Sang-u 晴彥 Qíngyàn
ヤスエ Yasue Victoria ÉlectreORAS
Viktoria Vittoria Victoria 수혜 Suhye 安江 Ānjiāng
アキ Aki Vivi AndromaqueORAS
Sieglinde Viviana Vivi 추희 Chuhui*
유영 Yuyeong*
小雪 Xiǎo Xuě
ミツヨ Mitsuyo Vicky ClytemnestreORAS
Vicky Vicky Vicky 영아 Yeong-a 光代 Guāngdài
リョウヘイ Ryōhei Vito AdalbertORAS
Paul Enrico SerafínRSORAS
철준 Cheoljun 良平 Liángpíng

Winstrate / The Winstrates'

Language Title
France Flag.png French Famille StratègeORAS
Germany Flag.png German Sihgers
Italy Flag.png Italian Famiglia VinciORAS
Fam. VinciRSE
South Korea Flag.png Korean 연승가족 Yeonseung Gajok
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 MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker

Ash & Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKaburagiKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaSusieTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family

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