Top Ten Most Underrated Pokemon Anime Characters

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Iris wasn't that bad of a character. She had the most interesting premise of all the Pokegirls. She grew up surrounded by nature and then had to start her journey with a small dragon type. May and Dawn had famous parents, that is true. It doesn't seem to have affected Dawn much besides her goal. May wished she was closer with her father. Misty's biggest issue was teasing by her sisters. Serena lived a normal life until she decided to venture out into the real world.

Further more, the only constant complaint about her is her catchphrase. Can't you come up with anything else? As proven by the eighth gym battle of Unova, Iris does care about Ash, but like Misty she has a funny way of showing it. Unlike Misty she never physically slapped him. I know some people complain about her relationship with her Pokemon, but there aren't many good reasons to that.

She has shown nothing but love for Axew. I've seen no complaints about Emolga. Excadrill was a powerhouse, that is true, ...more

A character like Iris being chosen on Pokemon why the writers brought a new different character like her bring something different to the series damn other different girls. She's the only cover so far without a family and we don't know and no siblings and the family and she lives in the village enjoy the nature with other types of Pokemon.

Also just to let you know there's no such thing as factually overrated or underrated. They're more subjective terms. Whether they do deserve the praise or not is up to your opinion. - yungstirjoey666

Iris was SO underrated

2 Tracy

He's the most underrated of the main characters so far, at least he's closer to the place he deserves unlike Brock and Jessie. I like Jessie, James, Brock, May and Cilan the most of the characters in the anime. But I don't judge underrated by order of favourite, I do in the order of getting ignored, misunderstood and/or the hateful attention they get. The Top 5 most underrated Pokemon characters are:

1. Tracey (ignored, often forgotten about)
2. Brock (similar to Tracy)
3. Jessie (painfully misunderstood)
4. Iris (similar to Jessie. doesn't make sense to me that she's so hated when Misty happens to be the most popular, they're very similar you know.)
5. Clemont and Bonnie (equally underrated, they're both ignored in favour of AshxSerena) - Trivona

3 James
4 Ash Ketchum Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

If Ash is underrated thanGiovanni is Pikachu -_-

Ash? UNDERRATED? I hope this is a joke

I said "Yep" as in Yes he is Underrated.


5 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. more.

Far better charater than May. So well written and amazing.

I’m not going to go into the reasons why Dawn was the best female companion. May and Misty fans either say she is too girly or that she is a carbon copy of them (which isn’t true at all). I think DP was an underrated series as a whole to be honest.

6 Max

You’d be surprised. Max is very overrated actually. - TGBBOD

7 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!.

He was funnier than Brock

I like cilan because of his evaluation time and iris' reaction to it

the only complaint I have with him is that he uses pansage WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY TO MUCH (i don't hate pansage and his evolution I like them it is just that I wish cilan used his other pokemon more)

8 Infernape Infernape, known in Japan as Goukazaru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
9 Jessie

Jessie is way better than Serena!
She is stronger, determined, and brave.
Also she has a better personality than Serena just because she is Team Rocket so she had to steal others Pokemon.

Why isn't she higher? She's even more underrated than James. How Jessie is this far down and popular characters like Ash, Misty, May and Dawn only proves Jessie is an underrated one. You people don't even understand the meaning of the term underrated if this list is anything to go by, just like so many people doesn't understand the meaning of underrated. This is proof enough.

More underrated than most of those who's currently within 1-13, so Jessie is too far down on the list. The CD drama story should be part of the episodes, maybe then the younger fans would understand her more. - Trivona

Jessie is actually a lot more underrated than James, just go and see for yourself.

10 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 more.

A really good character. She's a big sister to Bonnie, and really likes her Pokemon. She's hated for no real reason besides being girly or having a crush on Ash. She doesn't rely on him after a while, and begins a more independent career. - Staruli

Serena sucks, iris was always the best, she's close to nature, she can make medicine, she understands dragon type pokemon, she's amazing. Iris is great. Serena is useless, she's too girly like seriously, there's nothing wrong with being girly, but serena overdone it

Best character in pokemon

She is the worst character in pokemon.

Actually She is My least favourite character

The Contenders

11 Paul

And Mostly

How a bully he is

I don't think he's underrated. He abused his Pokemon. - yungstirjoey666

Man this guy is boss. He is miles smarter than ash and if it wasn't for That damm Infernape he probably could have won the sinnoh league

12 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 more.

She is overrated and has an overprotective fanbase. She annoys me -_-

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

Should be second on the list, the only other character harder to find fanfics and fanart of is Tracy. - Trivona

17 Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a fictional 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.’ more.

...serena in the top ten? amourshippers do you realise how big your community is?

18 Mallow

Well, well, well, I'm suprised I had to put her on here. The words (Underrated Pokemon Anime Character) were born when Mallow arrived because either everyone loved Lillie (Only good in the games) or Lana (Total Misty Clone).

19 Clemont Clemont originates in Pokemon XY, created by Nintendo & game freak. is a gym leader of the lumoise city. He specialized in electric Pokemon and is known as a genius. more.
20 Meowth Meowth, known in Japan as Nyarth, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

James/Jessie/Meowth > Ash/Misty/Brock

21 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

EVERYONE hates the poor thing but me! The only reason I kept watching the anime.

22 Drew

Very underrated even though he was an interesting controversial rival. But he was overhated by advanceshippers. He's hair reminds me of cabbage.

23 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

Underrated like peppa pig

24 Daisy Waterflower

I used stage name so people knew who I met. Misty's eldest sister she has always appealed to me. She isn't totally girly like middle sisters but not total tomboy like Misty. She showed in Chronicles she could kick ass. - majormanafemale

25 Officer Jenny A Police Officer who appear in the Pokémon Anime who made her first appearance in the episode "Pokémon Emergency" throughout the series there are countless Police Officers who oddly are all named Jenny and are all related to one another in one way or another since they all look a like its impossible more.
26 Nurse Joy Nurse Joy is a fictional character in the Pokemon Universe who works at the Pokemon center in almost every major city who tends to the Pokemon brought in by trainers after battle.
27 Wobbuffet
28 Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated more.
29 Elesa
30 Flannery Flannery, known as Asuna in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo.
31 Lana

She has a unique design, she's kind and smart, and she loves to make jokes! Now I'm not saying she's the queen of Pokémon, but honestly. I thought she would get more respect.

32 Gary

Who thinks Gary is underrated. Gary and Paul are the overrated annoying ones. Why can't trip and alain have the spotlight

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