Main Character’s mom
Over seven generations of Pokémon, there has been at least seven separate times that a mother has sent her son or daughter away from home as they embark on their journey to catch ’em all and be the very best, like no one ever was. Their roles as mothers are often very understated, and often the plot only demands their presence at the very beginning of the game (and at the very beginning of post story content). Despite all this, you can always return home where your mother not only awaits your return, but has you and your Pokémon rest up before you continue your arduous journey. It’s a sort of reckless abandon as a mother sends their children o to a journey of independence, but at the same time, welcoming a child’s safe return home that tugs at our heart strings.