"Good Speed, Good Attack, and Good Defense is what a ninja needs".
- Kerv Pineda is an Elite 8 Member (Elite 4 in Alpha) that specializes in Ninja-based Pokemon. He always attacks first and Protect after.
- According to the champion : "He knows when to attack, when to evade, and when to protect himself.... He is a man of strategy."
- He often trains in the woods to keep in good shape. Notably with evasion. He ranks 2 in the Elite 4 and 6 in the Elite 8.
- He lives in Konoha Island teaching ninja stuff to the citizens.
- Kerv's sprite is based on Riley, Koga, Ninjaboy, and Janine, well 3 of which are actual Ninjas, while Riley uses a certain aura, which soothes his personality
- His hometown, is based on a place in another anime