High-tech Larousse City is a pretty impressive place to visit—and a pretty impressive place for a Pokémon battle, too! Ash heads straight for their renowned Battle Tower, but things don't turn out too well when his battle partner turns out to be a scared boy named Tory. Because of a frightening childhood incident, Tory is scared of all Pokémon—even cute ones like Pikachu!
There's a lot more to be frightened by when Deoxys shows up and takes control of the city, shutting down the machines and taking everyone captive. One Pokémon that is not amused is the Legendary Rayquaza, and it will do whatever it takes to remove this invader from its territory! Meanwhile, Ash, Tory, and all their friends may be caught in the middle, but they're certainly not out of the fight!
Pokémon which is said to have come from outer space and is able to change its form to adapt to the circumstances. High rivalry with Rayquaza as seen from their frequent fierce battles.
Legendary Pokémon living at the ozone layer and descends from the skies when Deoxys appear.
Pokémon with a voracious appetite and eats anything, devouring all the food Brock cooked for Tory and friends.
Mischievous Pokémon living in Larousse City which love to play with high-tech garbage bins.
A boy aiming to be a Pokémon Master who embarks on his journey together with his partner, Pikachu.
Max’s elder sister whom decided to journeyed with Ash and friends to become a Top Coordinator.
May’s younger brother. He is dreaming of becoming a gym leader like his father, Norman.
The ex-gym leader of Pewter Gym and is born in Kanto region. He is very knowledgeable about Pokémon and is a good cook.
An evil organization led by Giovanni to conquer the world. Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket seeks to capture Ash’s Pikachu.
Only son of Professor Lund who became introverted and bad at interacting with Pokémon ever since certain events during the research at ice field with Professor Lund 4 years ago. He journeyed together with Ash and Pikachu after befriending them at Larousse City.
A scientist serving as Chief Officer in the high-tech research facility at Larousse City. He developed a strong interest in the ecology of Pokémon ever since he encountered Deoxys alongside the meteorite which struck while he carried out his research at an ice field 4 years ago.