Non-player characters. They make the (in-game) world go round. And the Pokeverse is no exception! Whether it's your mom demonstrating her questionable parenting methods and letting you leave home as a tween, various Nurse Joy incarnates chatting you up and healing your Pokemon, or a certain someone with a particularly kickass rat, Pokemon has always had some great NPCs. And while the battle aspect of the game has been dealing with a steady power creep over the years, that has been roughly paralleled by an increase in plot, character development, and generally good NPCs. I mean, it's tough to compete with Blue/Gary Motherfuckin' Oak, but there've been a lot of good rivals since. Well, not all of them... Kinda big (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Kinda big (open) Kinda big (close) But In the same way that the classic games will always be revered, the original NPCs will always be some of the best. "But who could that be? They didn't even have NAMES in Gen 1!" Well here he is (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Well here he is (open) Well here he is (close) Anyways, Pokemon NPC discussion. The best, the worst, the most memorable.