Crystal's Profile

Character Overview:

Crystal, nicknamed Crys, is the female protagonist of the GSC series. Although she is also a Pokedex Holder of Johto, her journey began much later than her two Johto peers, Gold and Silver. At a very young age, Crys was coached by her mother to become a capture specialist, and spent a considerable amount of time training on Mt. Mortar. During her training, she fell and broke her arms, forcing her to continue training with her legs and feet instead. Because of this, she has grown accustomed to perform her captures by kicking out Pokeballs, which allows her to aim more accurately.

With the exception of two, she met most of her team members on Mt. Mortar, and every one of them has something that fits a common 'star' theme, either by chance or by intention. They each play an important role on her capture team, be it trapping, immobilizing or weakening wild Pokemon. As a capture specialist, also named the Capturer by Oak, Crys is familiar with center of life force concept, which is the specific spot on a Pokemon's body that produces the highest capture rate when hit. She and her mother are both acquainted with Kurt the ball-maker, who provides them with special Pokeballs he creates from Apricorns. Excluding legendary and starter Pokemon, Crys has captured at least one of each Pokemon species, and also rare ones that have different colours or unusual physical appearances.

Before the beginning of her quest to complete the Pokedex, Crys volunteered at Earl's Pokemon Academy at Violet City, a place that looks after orphans, Emerald being one of them. It was Crys's heroic actions in risking her life to raise funds for the place that earned Emerald respect, leading to his aspiration to become a Dex Holder later. Due to this, Crys shares a special bond with Emerald among the other orphans, and watches over him like an elder sister, similar to the relationship between Blue and Silver.

Crys is usually gentle and amiable, but also has a serious and perhaps intimidating side when it comes to work. Her aggressive and enthusiastic attitude in Pokemon capturing overwhelmed Oak, terrified Bill, and Gold is fond of calling her the representative of Club Serious. She and Gold often have disputes with each other due to their opposite personalities, but the two gradually became close companions throughout their adventure together. In the Emerald series, she successfully got Ruby and Sapphire to join her side in scorning Gold's bragging, although the same cannot be said for Emerald. Crys is also acquainted with Eusine, a Suicune hunter, and although the girl initially disagreed to many of Eusine's tricks and gadgets, the two eventually became friends. Crys currently works as Oak's assistant, and stations either at his Kanto, Johto or Hoenn Science Lab branch.

Character Design:
Crystal's Design

Crys's design is based on the female protagonist of the third sequel to Pokemon Gold and Silver, Pokemon Crystal, a Gameboy Color title. Her appearance is almost identical to her game counterpart, with the exception of a pair of star-shaped earrings, and her hair colour, which is dark blue instead of the game character's greenish blue. Occasionally, her hair has been depicted as a chestnut shade of brown.

Crys sometimes wears a straw coloured skirt over her shorts, and puts on a white coat when she is working as Prof. Oak's assistant. Her outfit has not changed throughout the GSC series otherwise, and remains the same even when she returned in the Emerald series. In the HGSS series, her mother gave her a new outfit which matches that of her HGSS game counterpart. Her hairstyle remained the same and kept its dark-blue hue. Over the years, Crys's eyes have ranged between various shades of blue, from sky blue, navy blue to purplish blue.

Crystal's Journey:
GSC Series
Crystal's GSC Journey

Crys's journey began when she was in search of funds for the renovation of Earl's Pokemon School, and answered to Bill's recruitment, which sought a trainer to complete the version II Pokedex for Prof. Oak and had high financial rewards. She earned the professor's trust after demonstrating her capture skills on three wild Slugmas, and promptly began her voyage across Johto after receiving the third Pokedex. On her way, she was convinced by Elm's Chikorita to accept it into her team, and also made friends with Bill and Lt. Surge, after saving both men from their respective troubles.

Near the construction site of the Battle Tower, Crys encountered the legendary Pokemon Suicune, and was immediately captured by its beauty. She started chasing down the water beast, and soon met Eusine, who was also a Suicune hunter. The two had many disagreements at the beginning, but gradually found common ground through their collaboration against Team Rocket. With Eusine's help, Crys caught up with Suicune at the Tin Tower and had a showdown with it, but was unfortunately defeated and temporarily lost her confidence in capturing. The reencounter with her mother brought Crys back to her senses, and she trained herself on Mt. Mortar once again to regain her skills.

Later, Crys met Yellow on the seaside of Olivine, and initially doubted her credibility. However, her uncertainty quickly dissolved when Yellow demonstrated her healing abilities, and after she showcased her own capturing skills, the two immediately developed a strong respect for each another. Crys finally encountered Gold and Silver in their fight against Lugia at the Whirl Islands, and afterwards headed to the Indigo Plateau with Gold on Prof. Oak's request to uncover Mask Of Ice's real identity.

There, they battled Lugia and Ho-oh who were under the masked man's command, until Misty, Blaine and Lt. Surge took over with the three legendary beasts. Unfortunately, the gymleaders failed to stop the masked man, and Suicune was trapped within its own Crystal Wall Seal. After Eusine rescued it with his Clear Bell, Suicune chose Crys as its new partner, and together with Entei and Raikou, they headed to Ilex Forest where they eventually entered the voids of time to chase after Pryce. After the battle was over, Crys combined the existing data from her seniors, and successfully completed the version II Pokedex.

Emerald Series
Crystal's Emerald Journey

2 years after the Mask Of Ice incident, Prof. Oak and Crys sent Emerald off to the Battle Frontier to protect and capture the phantom Pokemon, Jirachi, since its ability to grant wishes was the only way to revive the five petrified Dex Holders. Crys lent her massive collection of Pokemon, which she caught for Oak's research, to Emerald for his concurrent challenge at the 7 facilities, and supervised his attempt to capture Jirachi at the Artisans Cave over the Pokegear. However, the capture was interfered by the armoured man, Guile Hideout, and Jirachi got away.

Stationing at the Hoenn branch of Oak's Science Lab, Crys kept in contact with Emerald to monitor the latest happenings, and compiled his findings into reports for Oak to analyze. On the fifth day of the Frontier's opening week, Crys arrived at the Battle Frontier personally with Gold to assist the Hoenn Dex Holders, the third stage of Prof. Oak's plan to reverse the petrifaction of Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Silver. She created a transparent house for Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald to learn the ultimate attacks from the metal rings she and Gold received from Brinca, and engaged in a fierce aerial battle with Gold against the giant sea monster summoned by Guile Hideout to stall time.

When Emerald finally succeeded in channelling his wish to Jirachi, reviving their five seniors, she joined forced with the other Dex Holders to defeat Guile Hideout and his giant sea monster by their powerful combined ultimate attacks. At the very end, right before Archie, the real identity of Guile Hideout, vanished, Crys picked up from the man's broken last words that the real culprit behind everything might still be at large out there.

HGSS Series
Crystal's HGSS Journey

3 years after the Sevii Island events, Team Rocket resurfaced once again in Johto. Crys was taking the children of Earl's Pokemon School to a field trip at the newly opened Safari Zone when she incidentally ran into Silver in the park. After learning of Team Rocket's resurrection and the mysterious disappearance of Lance, Crys decided to join Silver on his quest, and together they headed towards Ecruteak City to seek out Morty. However, they were ambushed by Ariana of the Four Generals on Route 38, and Crys opted to stay behind to fight while letting Silver continue on his way to Ecruteak. The three other Generals also gathered on the spot, and soon enough, the Alpha Pokemon Arceus appeared. Astounded by the Pokemon's presence, Crys attempted to capture it before Team Rocket could, but was only able to retain it in a Pokeball momentarily before it broke free. She then gave chase to Arceus as it flew towards Ecruteak, but it knocked her down from the sky.

Later, she was found by Silver, and when the two arrived at the Ruins of Alph where Gold was battling Arceus, a synchrony between the Alpha Pokemon and the 16 Plates Silver collected took them to the Sinjoh Ruins. There, the Four Generals chained Arceus onto the Mystri Stage, and after Silver was forced to hand over the Plates, Archer overwhelmed Crys, Gold and Silver with Arceus's Multitype ability before starting the creation of Dialga, Palkia and Giratina, in hopes of constructing the most formidable force ever so as to get Giovanni to return. When Silver threw himself out to the Mystri Stage to distract the Generals, Crys and Gold got their three starter Pokemon to unleash the ultimate attacks, which managed to vaporize the dragon trio and let Arceus regain the 16 Plates. Unfortunately, the dragons materialized once more, and when Lance, Giovanni and Pryce appeared, it was revealed that Arceus wanted to destroy mankind and thus created the trio. Finally, Gold was able to pacify Arceus, and peace was restored to Johto.

Pokémon on her Active Team

Chikorita → Bayleef → Meganium
Nickname: Megapeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♂
Nature: Hardy Ability: Overgrow Level 80
Frenzy Plant, Razor Leaf, Tackle
As one of the three special Pokemon which Prof. Elm studied, this Chikorita was left on its own after Silver stole Totodile and Gold took Cyndaquil. It yearned to adventure with a trainer like its companions, and was elated when Elm planned to give it to Crys. However, the girl had no intentions of adding new members to her team, and it ran away from the lab to convince the girl itself. Its perseverance and determination eventually won Crys over, and earned a spot on her team while Smoopeon took a break. Since all of Crys's team members follow the 'star' theme, Smoopeon gave it its star pendant to fit in. Although Megapeon is not very powerful, it would go to the extreme for Crys, and stood up against the cunning Larvitar who attacked Arcapeon, during which it evolved into a Bayleef. Afterwards, it battled Lugia at the Whirl Islands alongside Explotaro and Croconaw, and became a Meganium when the three simultaneously evolved. It learnt the ultimate grass attack, Frenzy Plant, on Two Island from Brinca, and teamed up with the other starters to defeat Guile's giant sea monster in the Emerald series. In the HGSS series, it vaporized Palkia in creation with this ultimate attack as well at the Sinjoh Ruins' Mystri Stage, although the dragon rematerialized later. .

Nickname: Smoopeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♀
Nature: Calm Ability: Oblivious Level 29
Mean Look
Smoopeon is Crys's first and childhood Pokemon, and trained with her on Mt. Mortar in her quest to become a capture specialist. Although it was never seen in battle, it plays the invaluable role on her capture team in preventing wild Pokemon from running by its Mean Look. It carries around a star pendant which it gave to Megapeon when it temporarily retired from her team, and has reobtained it after Megapeon evolved into a Meganium and could no longer wear it. Smoopeon was switched onto Crys's active team again after the Mask Of Ice incident, and it accompanies the girl when she works as Prof. Oak's assistant. In the Emerald series, it gave up its active spot once again, but returned in the HGSS series and took part in the fight against the Four Generals at the Sinjoh Ruins.

Nickname: Parapeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 75
Giga Drain, Sludge Bomb, Spore, Sweet Scent
When Crys fell and broke her arms during her childhood training on Mt. Mortar, Parapeon was one of the wild Pokemon who helped her, and eased her pain with a special spore mixture. It joined her capture team afterwards, and plays the important role of inducing status effects, especially with its Spore, on wild Pokemon. The diverse type of spores contained within its body allows it to create mixtures for any purpose, and it is capable of controlling how far its spores can travel. These abilities helped Crys a lot during her pursuit of Suicune, and in many other occasions. Some of the patterns on Parepeon's mushroom incidentally resemble the shape of a star, fitting the 'star' theme on Crys's team. In the Emerald series, it tried to hold down Guile Hideout with the Pokemon of other Dex Holders, but was knocked back by the armoured man's strong defences.

Nickname: Arcapeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♂
Nature: Hasty Ability: Intimidate Level 79
Bite, Ember, Extremespeed, Flame Wheel, Flamethrower
This Arcanine was a initially a threat to Crys four other team members, Parapeon, Chanpeon, Tupeon and Cupeon, when they were all still wild Pokemon on Mt. Mortar. Its sudden rampage also frightened little Crys, who was training there at the time, causing her to fall and break her arms. Crys eventually discovered that its fury was due to a pain from its injured right eye, and successfully resolved the misunderstanding between the five Pokemon, who all joined her capture team afterwards. Although it knows a range of powerful attacks, its most important role is to carry Crys around on its back for rapid movement on land. Due to its eye injury, it has poor vision on his right side, and this weak spot was exploited by Larvitar, who was the original culprit, when the two met again on Mt. Mortar. Arcapeon wears a collar engraved with star patterns to fit Crys's 'star' themed team. In the HGSS series, it fought Ariana of Team Rocket's Four Generals.

Natu → Xatu
Nickname: Tupeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♀
Nature: Quiet Ability: Early Bird Level 60
Drill Peck, Fly, Future Sight, Psychic, Tailwind
As a Natu, this Pokemon and its wild companions helped Crys recover from her injuries after she fell and fractured her arms during her childhood training on Mt. Mortar. They all joined her capture team afterwards, and Tupeon plays the important role of providing aerial transport for Crys by standing on her head and levitating her with its psychic powers. Its Drill Peck rescued Bill from the wild Staryus, while its Future Sight succeeded in stumping Lugia at the Indigo Plateau. To fit the 'star' theme on Crys's team, it has a star-shaped sticker under its left eye. It evolved into a Xatu sometime prior to the Emerald series, and took lead in the aerial battle against the sea monster created by Guile's wish on Jirachi.

Nickname: Cupeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♂
Nature: Lonely Ability: Lightningrod Level 73
Bone Club, Bone Rush, Bonemerang, False Swipe, Focus Energy
Bonpeon was one of the wild Pokemon on Mt. Mortar who helped Crys when she fell and broke her arms during her childhood training. It provided its Thick Bones to secure her fractures in her recovery, and joined her capture team afterwards. With its Thick Bone, it unleashes a variety of powerful moves, and False Swipe is particularly useful in minimizing the health points of wild Pokemon. It gave Suicune a hard time with its Bonemerang in Crys's showdown with the legendary beast at the Tin Tower, but finally lost to its Crystal Wall Seal, which trapped and shattered its Thick Bone. In the Emerald series, Crys lent Bonpeon to Emerald for his Pyramid challenge, and for capturing Jirachi at the Artisans Cave. Fitting Crys's 'star' themed team, some of the cracks on its skull are incidentally shaped like a star.In the HGSS series, it fought Ariana of Team Rocket's Four Generals.

Nickname: Chanpeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♂
Nature: Adamant Ability: Iron Fist Level 78
Brick Break, Bullet Punch, Fire Punch, Mach Punch, Mega Punch, Sky Uppercut, Strength, Tackle
Crys fell and broke her arms during her childhood training on Mt. Mortar, and Chanpeon was one of the wild Pokemon who helped her at that time. After joining her capture team, it plays the role of the powerhouse and its diverse range of punch attacks deal quick and serious damage on wild Pokemon before they manage to escape. During Crys's showdown with Suicune at the Tin Tower, it shattered the ground by a Mega Punch to throw the legendary beast off its balance and injured it with the smashed rocks. In the Emerald series, Chanpeon was lent to Emerald along with Bonpeon for the boy's Pyramid challenge, and to assist his capture of Jirachi at the Artisans Cave. It has star-shaped marks on its gloves, which fit the 'star' theme on Crys's team. In the HGSS series, it fought Ariana of Team Rocket's Four Generals.

Pokémon she deposited in the box

Mr. Mime
Nickname: Mimpeon OT: Crystal Gender: ♀
Nature: N/A Ability: N/A Level 44
The newest member on Crys's team who made its debut in the Emerald series, this Mr. Mime created a transparent house equipped with a battle arena right outside the Battle Tower for Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald to evoke the ultimate attacks from Brinca's metal rings. This was an inspiration drawn from Sabrina's Mr. Mime when it trapped Bugsy's Heracross in an invisible house during the Gymleaders' Exhibition Match. It has a star-shaped sticker on its chest to fit the team's 'star' theme.

Pokémon she has had or been partnered with

Nickname: None OT: N/A Gender: N/A
Nature: N/A Ability: Pressure Level N/A
Crys first encountered Suicune near the construction site of the Battle Tower to the west of Olivine City, when she was rushing a young Qwilfish to the PokemonCenter who was badly poisoned by the crude oil and sewage accidentally spilt into the sea. Suicune miraculously purified the waters and healed Qwilfish, and after Crys learnt of the crystal-like Pokemon's identity from Prof. Oak, she began on a quest to capture it. She finally had a showdown with Suicune at the reconstructed Tin Tower, but was defeated by its powerful Crystal Wall Seal. Later, at the Indigo Plateau, Suicune's chosen partner, Misty, was badly injured in her struggle against Mask Of Ice, and the aurora Pokemon chose Crys as her new partner. Together they headed to the Ilex Forest, and entered the voids of time to chase after Pryce alongside Gold and Silver, who were partnered up with Raikou and Entei.

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