Pokemon has been around for 20 years and has constantly iterated on it’s features with each new installment. Every new game we’re treated to new monsters, new trainers, and new stories with varying designs and plot points ranging from traditional role-playing game fare to absolutely ridiculous. One game you might be saving the world from some rich guy with a genetically enhanced clone of a mythical Pokemon and then another game you’ll be facing off against a criminal organization trying to capture a Pokemon that could be the creator of the universe!

And that’s not the only thing, with every new trainer we get some new aesthetic designs that tend to trend along with actual fashion, the climate of the new area, all while adhering to the overarching style of the Pokemon series. So let’s take a look at the 10 best stories and playable Trainers in the Pokemon series.

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