Top 10 Pokemon Characters Who Should Return

The Top Ten
1 May May May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a ...read more.

I saw thing of May with Serena, so why not have May return. She might not though because what I heard that mays actor I don't think she's well. But she could still come back.

I saw a picture of Serena and May together since May lives in houen. So bring her back. I don't care if her actress is sick. Get a new one. They did it with Misty so why not may

Just because Ash saved her life doesn't mean advanceshipping is canon. Ash got saved by many people including Misty. May never saved Ash's life so this rediculous arguments needed to be stopped. @dumb advanceshipper in the comment section

I kinda hate May for one reason because I'm a Yu-Gi-Oh fan. Why?

She didn't gave Max a single flipin Pokémon like Bonnie who got Denede (4got the spelling of a Chinese cat mouse thing)

2 Misty Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ ...read more.

The Series has never been the same ever since Misty left, sure she made an appearance here and there but I really want to see her travel with Ash again, even though May, Dawn, Iris and Serena all took her place none of them have ever been able to fill the void that was left by Misty, Please Bring her back.

Its finally happening Misty is finally returning not only Misty but Brocks also returning.

I don't care what it takes they need to bring back Misty.

They need to get rid of Serena and bring back Misty.

3 Dawn Dawn Dawn is a character from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. In the games diamond, pearl, and platinum version she was one of the playable characters you can choose from. She will be an assistant for professor Rowan if you choose her male counterpart, Lucas. ...read more.

She is just perfect friend of Ash... I love her character so much I can never stop thinking about she being with Ash... She was one of the reasons why dimaond and pearl was the best season... She has a character too similar to that of Ash... Her contest moves have made Ash learn so many new moves like counter shield, Ice aquajet etc... She and Ash have share a bind so strong that no girl can take it over. I just love dawn's character so much... Seeing Ash and dawn part ways in dimaond and pearl as well as in be made my heart heavy

She was featured in lesser episodes than misty may an serena although she is been considered the best pokegirl, check out if you doubt. And the fact is not hidden that her cheerful and never give up attitude makes us yearning more for her. I would personally love to experience watching dawn and Ash's chemistry back on screen (simply because I am a pearlshipper).

She is the one who should return...
She is the reason that diamond and pearl was my favorite season and she is continuing to be my favorite character in the anime. She is the right choice like a girlfriend for ash. And perhaps she is the only poké girl who had a central importance like ash... She had her own goals and her contest moves made ash invent new moves... She must return and should never be removed from the anime

She was ranked on here the most favorite, so why is she not ranked number 1? Easy, one reason is Brock which we should have no problem with. The other reason is Nostalgia For Misty. May is definitely not number three. Duplica should not be anywhere near 4. For me it's 1. Brock 2. Dawn 3. Misty

4 Brock Brock Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon . ...read more.

Brock should return (again) for pokemon journeys at a very least a guest charcter that stays at least for a couple episodes Brock is the perfect source for comeady in pokemon and give pokemon back its old charm! (Though I like the new ones)

Brock is funny and smart. I miss him

5 Gary Oak Gary Oak Gary oak appeared in the anime series in seasons 1-5 . He was ash's rival and childhood friend . Though they had a dispute once they fought over a rusty pokeball they wanted for luck, which broke after they fought over it . Gary was the grandson of professor oak . He had cheerleaders & his own car. ...read more.

So he can beat up Ash

6 Tracey Sketchit Tracey Sketchit
7 AJ AJ

I can't believe they never brought him back for another episode he would have been a great rival for ash.

8 Serena Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.

Ok let's get this straight. If she returns, then congrats Goh, your jealous of someone who has a crush on Ash. Now if Serena does return, don't expect and comments about the kiss. That freaked me out. I was used to it being in the movies like Pokemon 2000 but that got me thinking that she's most likely gonna return in Sun and Moon. Didn't do it in gen 7 but second times the charm.

Serena should return as well also I want to see how her Braixen is doing and her Pokemon Performenaces now that would be a real treat!

They all are awesome beautiful and and have the wordy and should come back or else I will cry

9 Iris Iris Iris is from the Pokemon bwhite version & Pokemon black 2 & white. She ether was the gym leader in Opelucid city in white version. She first appeared to aid Bianca, Burgh, and the playable character when Bianca's Munna was stolen, & acted as a bodyguard. In Black 2 & White 2, she was the champion. Iris ...read more.

Iris is awesome, but nobody realizes it 'cause they're either racist or can't get over the fact that she calls Ash a little kid, which he actually is. How sad. T_T

Iris definitely did a lot to improve her progress as Dragon Master *cough* unlike Misty *cough* and Serena *cough*. It would be interesting to see her as an improved Dragon Master and what she's been enduring in Unova. Black and White was an excellent series, and her return would definitely add some (as Cilan would say) spice to the series.

~Silverfrost of RiverClan

Please bring iris back to meet ash again and meet serena,Bonnie and Celmont for the first time!

I miss Iris, too.

10 Greninja Greninja

Of course this one's got to return. It would nice for ash's Lucario and Greninja to meet. I don't know if Greninja is gonna take Lucario under his wing or them being enemies. Greninja would be great against Leon and don't get started with the bond phenomenon. Goh would went his flipping pants when he sees SATOSHI-GEGOGA ( if that's how you spell it)

Bring back Greninja, please. Because it's the best Pokemon Ash ever had. Bring him in the world coronation or when he visits Kalos once again, make him meet his Greninja.

Greninja the most powerful coolest and fastest pokemon ash has ever had and through Greninja is the closeset thing to mega evolution and it's equal if not more powerful Greninja should've absolutely clapped Alain's Charizard.

The Contenders
11 Duplica Duplica
12 Bonnie Bonnie Bonnie is created by game freak & Nintendo. She was in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, as Clemont's (the electric type gym leader of Lumiose City) younger sister. She gave out quizzes to trainers who came to challenge the gym, who if they get it wrong would have to challenge a trainer. ...read more.

She should return so she could get some development. Now she got some but she seriously needs to return. I mean her goal is to win the Kalos league ( I'd can't do it, what's to say you can) become a preformer and win a badge from her brother. If she does return then Clemond has it return

So far in the Pokemon anime, I have seen characters return like Brock and Dawn, but have not seen any of the Kalos gang. YET! So Bonnie should really return. Would also be cool to see Max return in the same episode so Ash could May, Clemond, Bonnie, Dedenne, and Max return

13 Max Max

I wanted this guy to return, why?

1. A Redeeming character since Wish Upon The Seven Nights and Lucario and The Mysteries of Mew
2. Gets his own 4 sequels, The Prince of the Sea, Manaphy (as Max), Kyurem (Max) vs The Sword of Justice, XYZ Championship Arc (as Alain) and I Chooses You! (as Marshadow)
3. If he got Ash's Septile, Ash's Greninja (that would be ridiculous amazing if the writers will do that) or a Spiked-Eared Pichu, he'll be the next Gold
4. Remove that ridiculously useless half sister/not so sister May (Max got adopted after Delia got rped by Butch in the 6th movie) and replace his partners. His faithful new friends/partners are Serena and Tracey following his Rivals, Ash, Iris and Alain.
5. The 3 Main Villains are Cyrus, Lysandre (also the 2 Real Villains are spared by Bonnie's faithfulness) and Arceus. SPOILERS: Arceus is evil because He send his granddaughter, Jirachi a curse. A curse that let her put to sleep for a thousand years and it's only up to ...more

If they ever do bring Max they should give him his first Pokemon from his dad Norman and travels with May to start his Pokemon training early.

We saw May return in Diamond and Pearl but where was Max? Max deserves some shine in Pokemon journeys

Unlike Bonnie, Max has a lot less devolpment. He didn't even return in Diamond and Pearl. So please bring him back

14 Sceptile Sceptile Sceptile, known in Japan as Jukain, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

If Ash were to run into Tobias then he should bring Sceptile to kick his butt in the Hyper class. And I don't remember seeing it when Ash and Goh wejt to Oaks lab so there.

As the same with Greninja Sceptile is extremely fast I'd love for him to return that would be awesome! And that would be a bonus if he decided to get a key stone and a sceptileite and mega evolve sceptile that would be the best bonus ever!

15 The Ghost of Maidens Peak The Ghost of Maidens Peak

They need to do a follow up episode were Ash and friends meet the ghost of the soldier that she was in love with and have to figure how to reunite the two.

The story was very romantic and I would love it if Ash and his friends (maybe Gastly) found the soldier she was in love with and return him to her.

16 Krookodile Krookodile
17 Infernape Infernape Infernape, known in Japan as Goukazaru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Infernape should also return in fact Greninja Sceptile Infernape and Charizard should all return. Infernape with blaze is really strong maybe it can rival even greninja's Ash Greninja form but sense its well water fire well that probaly won't go well...for infernape if they actually faught.

18 Sabrina Sabrina Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.

It would be very interesting to see what become of Sabrina after Ash's battle with her in season 1.

19 Bianca Bianca Bianca is a character from Pokemon by gamefreak & Nintendo. She is one of the rivals & a childhood friend of the protagonist in Pokemon black and Pokemon White. She lives in Nuvema Town, and was held back of being a Pokemon trainer because of her overprotective father wouldn't let her be one. Bianca ...read more.

She should return to Alola same as Iris and Dawn because I want her to meet Dawn, and maybe Bianca's Minccino will have a crush on Dawn's Buneary because they're both Normal Types! :>>

20 Cilan Cilan Cilan is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym, in Pokemon Black and White. In the anime, he is classified as an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and traveled with Ash Ketchum in the Unova region. He first debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.

Please bring Clian back to meet ash again with iris and Meet bonnie, Celmont and his Childhood friend Serena for the First Time!

21 Butterfree Butterfree

Ash's Butterfree should return even for just one episode like to help Ash in a Gym Battle.

22 Psyduck Psyduck Psyduck, known in Japan as Koduck, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
23 Paul Paul

I saw something with Paul with a grimmisnarl and he's now a frontier brain. So he bet is strong and Cynthia said they would participate in the Champion league. Which sounds like they knew about the world coronation series but didn't bring it up till episode 12.

Bruh we gotta see the long-term effects of this boi's rivalry with Ash, because we all know they exist and we all need to see his current companions react to their banter.

I want Paul to return just to see if his personality has changed but also he is the coolest character as well even if he was mean in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

I don't care how cold, grumpy, mean, selfish and stubborn Paul is. He needs to return!

24 Casey

She never got to battle Ash in the Johto league even though she always wanted to beat ash

25 Sawyer Sawyer

Sawyer is one of the strongest rivals ash has even he lost to him once and his sceptiles frenzy plant may spell trouble for ash other than that It's always intresting to him on screen I hope he did achieve his dream.

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