Ash Ketchum, Pikachu, and Brock travel to the Sinnoh region, where they meet Dawn, a novice Pokémon Coordinator. Ash also forms a rivalry with Paul, a cold, calculating Trainer whose philosophy directly conflicts with his.
- Some characters introduced in games have a DP anime version:
- Dawn, etc.
- Some characters are exclusive to the DP anime series (that is, they don't appear in the games):
- Some characters are introduced in previous anime series but appear in the DP anime using different outfits:
- Ash Ketchum