Ian (PC)

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Ian in his usual clothing.
Name: Ian Pollyanna Salberg
Nickname: Ian the Pikipek, Joybringer (as a Phantom Thief)
Gender: Male
Sexuality: -
Age: (On debut: 13) 17
Height: 5'04" (Current)
Ethnicity: Part [Irish], Part [Italian], White Unovan
Birthday: March 24th, 2005
Trainer ID: -
Home: Nuvema Town, Unova
Pokéform: Ralts
Starter: Piku-chan, Oshawittle

Ian is a Pokémon Trainer from the Unova Region who is always looking for adventure. He's an unofficial member of the legendary J-Team. His goal is to be the greatest Pokémon Trainer that he can be.


Ian is a kid with dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes. He was 4'11" tall (currently, he is 5'04"), likes to wear striped shirts (usually with blue stripes) and shorts, because they're comfy and easy to wear and he often wears red sneakers.

As Ian the Pikipek

Ian in his Birdstyle, sewn all by himself.

When Ian raises the arm his Xtransceiver is on and shouts the phrase "Bird Go!", he transforms, in a flash of light, into his superhero-in-training form, Ian the Pikipek. Ian sewed the costume himself using fabric he bought from Ersatz Alliance, in pink, red and blue sewed together with Kevlar due to its protective properties. The costume comes with a cape made to look like a bird's wings when opened and a helmet with a gold-tinted visor designed to look like a Pikipek's beak.

As a Magical Boy

Ian in his Magical Boy attire, sewn all by himself.

When Ian presses the heart-shaped button in the middle of his Sparkle Tap and shouts the phrase "Loving Melody Charge!", he transforms, in a flash of light and a storm of flower petals, into a Magical Boy. His hair and eyes both turn pink as he puts on a pink beret-like hat, a red ribbon, a bright blue sash around his waist, and a pink Magical uniform. Like with his Ian the Pikipek form, he sewed the costume himself using fabric he bought from Ersatz Alliance. He designed the costume with cuteness and fighting evil in mind.


Ian is an optimistic and fun-loving child who is also a bit of a prankster. He has a bit of a sweet tooth and is always seeking new adventures.



Born and raised in Nuvema Town, Ian was always kind and caring towards other people and Pokémon. His philosophy was "Always be Kind to those around you, and you can't go wrong!" Ian also loved to explore. He was always proud of his sense of adventure.

One day at Pokémon Trainer School, Ian and his class were all assigned their own Pokémon Egg to tend to and raise until it's time for them to set out on their journey. Ian took his Egg home with him and cared for it every day as best as he could. When the Egg hatched, Ian and his family were the first to see it. Ian's Pokémon Egg hatched into an adorable Pichu, which Ian nicknamed Piku-chan. Ian had cared for the young Piku-chan since then, protecting him from those who would do him harm.

One day, on a trip to the Kanto Region, between the events of the Kalos Arc and the events of the Ranger-2 Arc (About age 8), he made some new friends, and on a dare, he snuck in to Team Rocket's Headquarters. After a few minutes of sneaking around, he was spotted by one of the Team Rocket Grunts, who went over to see who was there. Upon seeing that it was Ian, the Grunt grabbed him by the arm, causing the young trainer to panic. Ian then kicked the Grunt in the groin, causing the Grunt to let go, giving Ian his chance to escape. "Note to self: When someone dares you to sneak in to an evil organization's headquarters, just say no." He told himself immediately after the stunt.

When he turned 10, he received his Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper, an Oshawott. Ian's mother suggested that Ian nickname the Oshawott "Oshawittle", which he did. He then took Piku-chan, whom, thanks to Ian's friendship and care, had evolved into a Pikachu, with him, received his Pokédex and started his adventure!

After he defeated the Castelia City Gym, his Mother gave Ian a Pokémon Egg that she found, of which Ian accepted. Like with the Egg that contained Piku-chan, he cared for the Egg as best as he could until it hatched into a Larvesta, which was considered to be a rare Pokémon. Ian then named the Larvesta "Mothra", after one of his favorite movie monsters, who had been known to care for all life in the Pokémon World and wouldn't hesitate to attack those who would threaten the World or her family.

On his way to Opelucid City, he ran into a wild Ralts. Ian could tell that the Pokémon was very shy and tried to calm it down. The Ralts took a liking to him and began following Ian. Ian then gave the Ralts one of his Poké Balls, which the Ralts happily climbed into. Ian then nicknamed the Ralts "Raru".

First Appearance

Ian made his debut in We Are All Pokémon Trainers: Page 21981, where he walks into Celadon City's Pokémon Center while contemplating the mysteries of a boot he won from a Team Rocket Grunt during his Sign-Up Test, when suddenly he passes by Nana Ikaika, a Punk Girl sitting on a bench eating banana nut muffins. He then does a double-take to say hello. After Ian and Nana put their Xtransceiver numbers into each other's Xtransceivers, Ian heads off to find his next adventure, as if winning a boot from a Team Rocket Grunt wasn't crazy enough...

Further Details

  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Starter Pokémon: Piku-chan the Pikachu (raised from Egg), Oshawittle the Oshawott (chosen from Professor Juniper)
  • Likes: Sweets, his friends, adventure, Puns, Music, Fairy tales
  • Dislikes: Lying, Cheating, Pokémon abuse, failure, misogyny, seeing his friends sad, seeing Evelyn sad or hurt
  • Relationships: His Mother, Piku-chan (raised from Egg), his Pokémon, Evelyn
  • Aura Color: Radiant Pink
  • Phantom Thief Codename: Joybringer
  • Arcana: I. The Magician
  • Persona: Cu Chulainn


  • Piku-chan: His very first Pokémon which he raised from an egg at the age of 5. The two of them had been together since Piku-chan hatched as a Pichu. Piku-chan considers Ian to be like a father to him.
  • Mothra: The third Pokémon in Ian's party. She was given to him as an Egg by his mother after defeating Burgh in Castelia City.
  • Evelyn: His girlfriend. He met the witch girl when he bumped into her in the halls of the Stormchaser around Christmas in 2019. Since then, they had traveled through Galar and become friends. Eventually, they confessed their love for each other and have been getting to know each other.
  • Hoops: A friend and rival of his. They met and battled in the Slumbering Weald and he admits that even with two Galar Badges, Hoops could give him a run for his money.
  • Radon: His genetic clone. The two of them clashed when Ian arrived in the Wild Area to protect Aurelia from him and Ferrum. After a second clash in the Galar Region, Ian and Radon ended up getting a good look into each other's eyes, seeing who they really are.

Known Techniques

As a Ralts

Movepool for Ian (PC) in his Ralts form
Type Move Acquisition Performance ??? Notes
TypePsychic.gif Hypnosis Natural ★★★★★★ The first move Ian used in his Pokéform
TypePsychic.gif Confusion Natural ★★★★★
The list above may not be exhaustive. ID=Ian (PC)

More moves will appear as they are used.

As a Human

Movepool for Ian (PC) in his Human form
Type Move Acquisition Performance ??? Notes
TypePsychic.gif Psyshock Natural ★★★★ First use backfired, gets better with practice
TypePsychic.gif Telekinesis Natural ★★★★ Accidentally threw Piku-chan into the air with this move
TypePsychic.gif Reflect Natural ★★★ Summons as a shield
TypePsychic.gif Light Screen Natural ★★★ Summons as a shield
The list above may not be exhaustive. ID=Ian (PC)

More moves will appear as they are used.

As a Magical Boy

Movepool for Ian (PC) in his Magical Boy form
Type Move Acquisition Performance ??? Notes
TypePsychic.gif Soaring Esper Sunrise Beam Contract ★★★★ Draws a circle in the air before attacking, as a reference to Okami
TypePsychic.gif Psychic "I Love You" Pulse Contract ★★★★
TypeFairy.gif Starlight Pink Healing Shock Contract ★★★★★★ Inspired by Luca's Moonlight Silver Overdrive, is also a Psychic type move
TypeFairy.gif Super Star Hopeful Punch Heart Link ★★★★★★★ Unlocked by Evelyn linking her heart with Ian's
The list above may not be exhaustive. ID=Ian (PC)

More moves will appear as they are used.


  • Has managed to scan a live Mew for his Pokédex.
  • Assisted the J-Team in the defeat of Necrozma.
  • Helped the J-Team in the raid on Macraul Manor and retrieved the Z-Crystal with the help of Des.
  • Helped the J-Team defeat Kolemm by letting Pentigan borrow his Psychic abilities, untrained as they were.
  • Assisted the J-Team in the raid on the Mobius Society base at the Ultra Plant.
  • Assisted the J-Team in the raid on the Mobius Society's mobile base.
  • Helped the J-Team save the world from the Fanatic during the raid on the Final Shell.
  • Assisted the SignalJammers in a mission to rescue Santa Claus from the IDPD and save Christmas.
  • Fought against Team Neo-Flare supporters at Orochi Plaza.
  • Protected Wyndon Natural History Museum from Salem and Malacostra.
  • Awakened his Persona.
  • Helped protect the Galarian Museum from Katsuragi and his thralls.
  • Defeated Daisuke.
  • Avenged Hoops when they were seemingly killed by Ferrum, Vana and the Nitrogen of the Phantom Class.
  • Earned all eight Galar Gym Badges.

Badges Earned






  • Grass Badge
  • Water Badge
  • Fire Badge
  • Ghost Badge
  • Fairy Badge
  • Ice Badge
  • Dark Badge
  • Dragon Badge




Ian's Team

Original Four


Entralink Arc Newcomers


Galar Arc Newcomers


Neo-Sinnoh Arc Newcomers






Contracted to


In his and Evelyn's care



Some relevant items that Ian owns are...

  • The Boot he won from that Team Rocket Grunt
  • A paper with the headline of the J-Team fighting a 50 ft. Tortilla
  • A pink scarf that turns him into a Ralts
  • His Pokédex
  • His cute yellow backpack
  • A Sewing kit his mother gave him
  • His Xtransceiever
  • His Lucky pen (writes in pink ink)
  • His Sparkle Tap
  • His witch costume and Piku-chan's cat costume
  • His Gym Challenge Uniform
  • Mega Bracelet
  • Mega Stones
    • Gardevoirite and Galladite (possibly for Raru when he decides on what he wants to evolve into.)
  • TMs/HMs
    • TypeNormal.gif Work Up, Retaliate, Cut, Protect, Mega Punch
    • TypeBug.gif Struggle Bug
    • TypeElectric.gif Volt Switch, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Shock Wave
    • TypeGround.gif Bulldoze, Dig
    • TypeFire.gif Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Overheat, Sunny Day, Will-O-Wisp
    • TypeGrass.gif Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Solarbeam, Magical Leaf
    • TypeWater.gif Surf, Dive, Waterfall, Scald, Rain Dance, Water Pulse, Whirlpool
    • TypeFighting.gif Rock Smash, Revenge
    • TypeFlying.gif Acrobatics, Fly, Aerial Ace
    • TypeIce.gif Ice Beam, Frost Breath, Hail, Icy Wind
    • TypePsychic.gif Psychic, Calm Mind, Rest
    • TypeSteel.gif Iron Tail, Gyro Ball
    • TypeGhost.gif Shadow Ball, Shadow Claw, Hex
    • TypeDragon.gif Dragon Tail, Dragon Claw, Breaking Swipe
    • TypePoison.gif Toxic, Venoshock, Sludge Bomb
    • TypeRock.gif Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Rock Tomb, Stealth Rock
    • TypeDark.gif Hone Claws, Taunt, Fling, Payback, Snarl
    • TypeFairy.gif Draining Kiss


  • Ian likes to speak Japanese, and uses it often.
  • Though Ian is kind, caring and optimistic, he doesn't hesitate when it comes to sarcasm.
  • Ian's costume bears a resemblance to the Bird Style of Ken the Eagle from the anime Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman.
  • Ian's Magical Boy uniform was designed as a combination of the Ojamajo, Sailor Senshi and Pretty Cure styles of Magical Girl.
  • It was revealed that "Pollyanna" is, in fact, Ian's middle name, making his full name "Ian Pollyanna Salberg".
  • Ian had temporarily usurped post-resurrection Lucius Cain as the shortest male PC in the roleplay, at 4'11". The title was returned after Ian turned 15.
Ian's Team
On Hand : Piku-chan025Mini.pngOshawittle501Mini.pngMothra637Mini.pngRaru280Mini.pngTotoro143Mini.pngMiyako200Mini.pngPiper025Mini.pngYuki478Mini.pngFloof162Mini.pngRitchie393Mini.pngHanuman390Mini.pngCalcifer607Mini.pngKitt037Mini.pngTsubomi406Mini.png*
Boxed : Fluff187Mini.pngRomie032Mini.pngJulie029Mini.pngFlap396Mini.pngJoy113Mini.png
Traded/Given Away : Yumi517Mini.png
Contract : Pirika670rMini.png
Care : Blossom345Mini.png
As last seen in: Neo-Sinnoh

The Phantom Thieves of Hearts
Combat Members (Arcana): Opera, Lead Monkey (0. The Fool) • Director, Joybringer (I. The Magician) • Sorceress, Scarf, The Consultant, Lioness (II. The Priestess) • Tigress, Songstress (III. The Empress) • Fox, Anthem, Witchling (VI. The Lovers) • Saber, Eagle (VIII. Justice) • Kingfish, Milady (IX. The Hermit)
Princess, Early (X. The Wheel of Fortune) • Guardian, Talon (XI. Strength) • Soldier, Skeith (XII. The Hanged Man) • Scarecrow (XII. Hangman Inverted) • Shaded Royal, The Final Witness, Jackal, Fantome (XIII. Death)
Ariadne (XIV. Temperance) • Outlaw (XV. Devil Inverted) • Rage and Love, The Face, Daze (XVIII. The Moon) • Rogue (XIX. The Sun)
Navigators (Arcana): Mona (I. The Magician) • Seer (X. The Wheel of Fortune) • Pink (XII. The Hanged Man) • Rakash (XVI. The Tower)
Confidants (Arcana): Piku-chan (0. The Fool) • Dr. Nakamura (II. The Priestess) • Paul (IV. The Emperor) • Ishtar, Ringo (VII. The Chariot) • Lucius (VIII. Justice) • Echo (IX. The Hermit) • Ama, Nocturnal, Paula Jaide (XV. The Devil) • Channah, Diane, Skye (XVI. The Tower) • Chiyo, Meloetta (XVII. The Star) • Elton (XIX. The Sun) • Scarlette (XX. Judgement)