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Stuff of Legend cast: Matt - Sandy - Sub - Wesley - Nick - Gordon - Auntie Helen - Karen - Kevin

Name: Sandy Gano
Age: 21 years
Occupation: Pokémon trainer and former champion of the Kanto region
Battle style: Experienced, yet accidentally destructive
Hometown: Cerulean City, Kanto
Hair color: White
Eye color: Blue
First appearance: Page 1
Current team: (Sandy has other Pokémon in reserve...)
Sandy Gano became the regional Kanto champion five years ago. Although she was always known for her great enthusiasm for battling, she failed to show up a year later to defend her title. Her challenger won the match by default and became the new champion, however the entire country wondered why the former champ did not come to fight in the League that year. Consequently many fans became very disappointed; some to a very extreme point.
As a result it's not safe for Sandy to show her face in some large cities, especially if they have Pokémon fan clubs. That's why she usually wears a big straw hat to hide her face (she probably doesn't realize that it's her white hair and not her face that keeps giving her away).

Although she is a powerful trainer, years of not battling have taken their toll on most of her Pokémon's fighting abilities. Their levels may not have decreased, but their stamina and fighting spirit sometimes leave to be desired for... Sandy herself tends to be complacent if she battles (which is rarely), because she still expects to win rather easily. But if at all possible, she will avoid fighting altogether. She has come to dislike Pokémon battles and the League in general. Apparently she doesn't have very fond memories of her time as a champ.

While she is usually quiet and withdrawn, sometimes even melancholy, she will open up and even become cheerful when she's around what few friends she has.

Trivia: Whenever I play a Pokémon game, I tend to call my character 'Sandy', although I'm not sure why. That said, the Sandy from Stuff of Legend is not really supposed to be me. Our personalities don't exactly match.

Solaris is the first Pokémon Sandy ever owned. As her starter, Solaris, or 'Solly' as Sandy likes to call him, is devoted to his trainer. He is a very powerful Pokémon, but he rarely makes use of this power when not in combat. He is not easily provoked to fight, due to his laid back, relaxed nature. Solaris prefers to just lead a peaceful life and to spend his time sleeping.

However, as a former champion's main Pokémon, battling is a just part of life. Although he doesn't like it, Solaris will fight when necessary. He can be quite ruthless against opponents if he thinks they are abusing their power against weaker creatures. He generally thinks smaller Pokémon are cute, and will have a hard time fighting one. This may be because they remind him of himself, back when he used to be an easily intimidated little Torchic.

Trivia: Solaris was my Sapphire starter, and is level 100. His in-game power isn't anywhere near as impressive as those of his SoL counterpart (who is also been dubbed "Cluck Norris" by some readers).

Name: Solaris
Species: Blaziken (Fire/Fighting type)
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Ability: Blaze
Effect: Ups fire moves in a pinch
Level: 85

Official moves: Bulk Up, Aerial Ace, Blaze Kick, Sky Uppercut

Non-active moves include, but are not limited to: Rest, Fire Punch, Mega Punch, Mega Kick, Focus Energy, Quick Attack, Slash, Brave Bird, Flare Blitz, Roar, Focus Punch, Sunny Day, Protect, Solar Beam, Earthquake, Return, Flamethrower, Rock Tomb, Facade, Overheat, Focus Blast, Shadow Claw, Endure, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Poison Jab, Cut, Strength, Rock Smash, Rock Climb, Blast Burn, Thunderpunch, Knock Off, Vacuum Wave, Bounce, Superpower, Feint, Mirror Move, Agility, Fire Blast

Held item: Quick Claw
Effect: Sometimes makes Solaris move faster
First appearance: Page 1
Previous form(s):

Evolved: Twice, before SoL

Tarim is the first Pokémon Sandy caught, and has been on her team ever since. He is quite a sassy cat, and enjoys proving his worth in battles. This cat hates to lose. He is also a bit of a flirt, and presumably has quite a lot of offspring already. Tarim is definitely proud of his rebellious image and will fight to preserve it as best he can.

However, this boisterous exterior belies his true nature. Tarim is actually the weakest member of the current team, and he is well aware of this, even though he would never admit it. He tries to compensate for his relative weakness, by having a bad-ass attitude. He fights more battles than any of Sandy's other Pokémon, to make up for his inferiority complex. Deep down he is afraid that one day he may be replaced by a stronger Pokémon, although Sandy has never removed him from the team in the past.

Trivia: When Tarim evolved, he retained his Meowth whiskers. He is also one of only two of Sandy's Pokémon, who knows how to read. The other Pokémon is Candy. Tarim is also based on a Pokémon I own in the games.

Name: Tarim
Species: Persian (Normal type)
Gender: Male
Nature: Sassy
Ability: Limber
Effect: Tarim cannot be paralyzed
Level: 87

Official moves: Swagger, Water Pulse, Night Slash, Slash

Non-active moves include, but are not limited to: Switcheroo, Bite, Fake Out, Screech, Faint Attack, Taunt, Power Gem, Nasty Plot, Assurance, Captivate, Fury Swipes, Feint, Roar, Toxic, Iron Tail, Thunder, Dig, Shadow Ball, Shock Wave, Aerial Ace, Torment, Facade, Rest, Attract, Thief, Snatch, Embargo, Shadow Claw, Payback, Flash, Psych Up, Dark Pulse, Hypnosis, Dream Eater, U-Turn, Substitute, Knock Off, Last Resort, Spite, Gunk Shot, Headbutt, Assist, Flail, Odor Sleuth, Punishment, Pay Day, Thunderbolt

Held item: Black Glasses
Effect: Powers up dark type moves
First appearance: Page 138
Previous form(s):

Evolved: Before SoL

Sandy obtained Aiko as a young Eevee. She used to be the baby of the team, but when she evolved, her power and speed increased dramatically. She is now one of Sandy's main powerhouses (much to Tarim's displeasure). She isn't aware of how strong she is, and will frequently use way too much power when she fights, which is rather unfortunate for her foes. Aiko's experiences in battles have made her somewhat more mature, but she still enjoys to play a lot.

Aiko also isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. How much of this can be attributed to being young and puppyish, rather than being the result of lesser brain capacity, is uncertain. What is known is that she regards Tarim as her big brother. So much so, in fact, that she will sometimes behave more like a feline than a canine (she'll even try to meow).

Trivia: Aiko's fur is usually soft and flowing, but when she channels electricity through her body, her fur will stand up in sharp spikes.
This character is also based on a Pokémon I own.

Name: Aiko
Species: Jolteon (Electric type)
Gender: Female
Nature: Rash
Ability: Volt Absorb
Effect: Aiko does not take damage from electricity, but rather recovers HP from it
Level: 71

Official moves: Thunder Wave, Attract, Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt

Non-active moves include, but are not limited to: Helping Hand, Sand-Attack, Quick Attack, Pin Missile, Thunder Fang, Last Resort, Agility, Thunder, Discharge, Roar, Light Screen, Rain Dance, Iron Tail, Dig, Shock Wave, Secret Power, Rest, Charge Beam, Endure, Flash, Substitute, Magnet Rise, Mud-slap, Heal Bell, Charm, Wish, Covet, Detect, Bite, Baton Pass, Take Down, Double Kick

Held item: -
Effect: -
First appearance: Page 138
Previous form(s):

Evolved: Before SoL

Candy is one of Sandy's main damage-dealing Pokémon. While Hypnos are not often used by the more serious trainers, Candy has proven herself to be a competent battler and a reliable addition to the team. In battle, Candy prefers to stand back and avoid taking hits from her opponents, while blasting them back hard. Her tactics are considerably more direct than those of the rest of her kin. Hypnos are typically known for their tricky battle styles; they tend to want to confuse, poison or hypnotize their enemies, rather than taking them head-on.

Soon after capturing Candy as a Drowzee, Sandy realized that her new Pokémon preferred a more straight-forward approach and she continued to train the psychic-type to suit these preferences. As a result, enemy trainers are often surprised by the tactics used by this Hypno. Her approach to battle tends to shellshock most opponents.

Because she doesn't hypnotize her opponents, Candy has little use for her pendulum, which is an item all Hypnos have. For lack of a better purpose, Candy wears hers as a necklace.

Outside of battle, Candy is a fairly friendly Pokémon, who has taken on quite a lot of her trainer's personality traits. She can be kind, confident and sometimes even silly. If pushed the wrong way, she can also develop a bit of a mean side. She and Sandy share an unconscious psychic bond. It is not enough for them to communicate through, but it does make them more in tune to each other's emotions. They can even sense each other's presence within a reasonable distance. Neither of them are aware of this bond.
Candy has problems with her self-esteem, which stem from her time as a round little Drowzee. As a result, she thinks she is unattractive, even now that she's evolved. The shiny has also developed a rather intense jealousy towards overly feminine looking Pokémon, such as Gardevoir and Lopunny.

Trivia: I took quite a few artistic liberties with the design of this character, the most prominent of which is the inclusion of breasts. I did that because she belongs to the "Human-shape" egg group.
Candy was one of the many shinies I used to own on my old Pokémon Silver game. She was one of the few I caught in the wild (I hatched most of the others). For a Hypno, she was extremely reliable in battles. Unfortunately Candy got deleted when my Silver game crashed.

Name: Candy
Species: Hypno (Psychic type, shiny)
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
Ability: Insomnia
Effect: Candy cannot be put to sleep
Level: 72

Official moves: Double Team, Swagger, Shadow Ball, Psychic

Non-active moves include, but are not limited to: Rest, Fire Punch, Thunderpunch, Focus Punch, Low Kick, Meditate, Ice Punch, Assist, Barrier, Teleport, Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Psych Up, Nightmare, Switcheroo, Disable, Poison Gas, Nasty Plot, Zen Headbutt, Future Sight, Psybeam, Calm Mind, Light Screen, Safeguard, Brick Break, Reflect, Skill Swap, Thunder Wave, Drain Punch, Flash, Grass Knot, Substitute, Trick Room, Signal Beam, Magic Coat, Guard Swap, Focus Blast

Held item: Leftovers (I have no idea where she keeps it, though)
Effect: Slowly regenerates lost HP
First appearance: Page 121
Previous form(s):

Evolved: Before SoL

Fang, the Scyther, was the last Pokémon to be added to Sandy's team. His full name is Fang Sca, and Sandy got him in a trade from someone in the Orre region. Unlike all her other Pokémon, Fang does not have a happy, cheerful personality. Compared to Fang, even Tarim is a total sweetheart. Just like all other Scythers, Fang is a very competent fighter, but unlike his brethren he does not see combat as an honorable enterprise, but as a life or death type of deal. He will typically strike to kill, even in a friendly sparring match. Fang used to have trouble following orders and in the past he did almost kill some of his opponents. Sandy has him under reasonable control now, but still prefers not to use him for matches. Her main reason for keeping him on her team, is that she wants to keep an eye on him.

Fang's personality is a bit of an enigma. At first glance he appears to be a bit of a psycho who hates everybody. However, if you leave him alone, he'll leave you alone too. Fang won't go out of his way to start trouble.
He has also displayed some leadership skills in the past, meaning there is a lot more going on in that head of his, than just murderous thoughts. It would seem that his number one priority in life is to make sure he is always close to his trainer. Perhaps he realizes that she can keep him in check, but regardless of who he is with, he is always an angry blade-wielding bug, who should not be taken for granted.

This Pokémon is partly responsible for why Sandy's championship fight almost went disastrously wrong...

Trivia: Fang has a strange cross-shaped scar on his back, which he had since before he was traded to Sandy. He is also quite fearful of ever evolving.
This character is also based on a Pokémon I own.

Name: Fang Sca
Species: Scyther (Bug/Flying type)
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Ability: Swarm
Effect: Ups bug moves in a pinch
Level: 89

Official moves: Morning Sun, Night Slash, X-scissor, Slash

Non-active moves include, but are not limited to: Quick Attack, Focus Energy, Pursuit, False Swipe, Agility, Wing Attack, Fury Cutter, Razor Wind, Double Team, Double Hit, Air Slash, Swords Dance, Vacuum Wave, Feint, Hyper Beam, Brick Break, Facade, Rest, Thief, Steel Wing, Roost, Silver Wind, Giga Impact, U-Turn, Cut, Endure, Defog, Rock Smash, Swift, Knock Off, Ominous Wind, Bug Bite, Baton Pass, Reversal, Light Screen, Bug Buzz, Aerial Ace

Held item: -
Effect: -
First appearance: Page 138
Previous form(s): -
Evolved: -

Quartz is Sandy's main tank. Not much is known about this Pokémon, due to the fact that he seems to spend most of his time asleep. What is known is that he is friendly, relaxed and rather gentle. He likes to snuggle with his trainer (a bit too much for comfort) and also enjoys the company of his team mates. He will fight if he must (and if you can wake him up). He is perhaps even more laid back than Solaris.
Two years after she first became a Pokémon trainer, Sandy received an egg from a Pokémon breeder who seemed to have a huge surplus. The egg was unusually heavy and the girl was unable to transport it outside of a pokéball. The reason for the egg's massive weight became apparent when it hatched and the newborn turned out to be an Onix.

Sandy named him Quartz and decided to keep him on her team. Unlike Aiko, this Onix displayed very few baby-like tendencies other than sleeping a lot and liking to cuddle. He was quite mature right from the start. Quartz turned out to be a great tank, but due to his bulk and slowness it is a difficult Pokémon to train. This seems to be one of the reasons why Sandy doesn't use Quartz in battles too often anymore. Another reason would be his tendency to fall asleep in the middle of a battle. This strange quirk has earned Quartz the nickname 'The Iron Snorlax'.

When Sandy entered the Pokémon League, Quartz was still an Onix. He evolved shortly after she became the national champion. Although Quartz is far from unbeatable, his high level has given him the ability to tolerate attacks he's supposed to be vulnerable to fairly well. This is also the reason why Sandy can wash the giant snake with moderate amounts of water (one of the natural weaknesses of all Steelix), without causing enough damage to wake him up.

Trivia: And yes, this character is also based on a Pokémon of mine.

Name: Quartz
Species: Steelix (Steel/Ground type)
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Ability: Sturdy
Effect: Prevents a one-hit KO on Quartz
Level: 68

Official moves: Block, Protect, Rest, Flail

Non-active moves include, but are not limited to: Thunder Fang, Ice Fang, Fire Fang, Mud Sport, Harden, Bind, Screech, Rage, Rock Tomb, Sandstorm, Slam, Rock Polish, Dragonbreath, Iron Tail, Crunch, Double-edge, Stone Edge, Curse, Toxic, Roar, Dig, Endure, Dragon Pulse, Explosion, Payback, Gyro Ball, Stealth Rock, Psych Up, Dark Pulse, Rock Slide, Sleep Talk, Flash Canon, Strength, Rock Smash, Rock Climb, Snore, Magnet Rise, Aqua Tail, Iron Head, Rollout, Defense Curl, Rock Blast, Sand Tomb, Twister, Ancientpower, Earth Power, Substitute, Earthquake

Held item: Chesto Berry
Effect: Wakes up the holder when used
First appearance: Page 4
Previous form(s):

Evolved: Before SoL, but shortly after Sandy become the national champion

This page was last updated on: August 29th, 2010

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