After playing Pokemon White 2 again recently, I remembered N is a character in the Pokemon world. He’s a pretty good character so I thought I’d talk about him this month.
Natural Harmonia Gropius, also known as N, is a character in the Pokemon games Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. He was the “leader” of Team Plasma, the bad guy group for the Unova region. N is the Mowgli of the Pokemon world. He was abandoned as a child and was raised by Pokemon. Of course, Ghetsis came along and claimed to be his father.
I always felt like N was a good character. He didn’t grow up with a human family and was brought up on biased views. We’re supposed to see him as a “bad guy” but even in-game, N is just doing what he was told to do. He’s not exactly bad, though he seems to enjoy a good challenge.
Then again, in the Pokemon world, who wouldn’t like a good challenge?
Unfortunately, I didn’t watch the anime during the Unova region, but apparently, he joins Ash and company a bit on their journey here and there.
Overall, I think N is a complex character. He has the ability to hear what the Pokemon is saying and he has interesting views, despite the way he was brought up. He doesn’t seem to be on anyone’s side and just goes with the flow of things.
I’ve always liked him. I never understood his name, though. While writing this post I discovered his real name and… now I understand why he goes by N.