Who's That Then

Who's that then?

Or Name That Pokemon

If you’ve ever heard someone mention Takeshi and wondered who they meant
or tried to swap a Vulpix card with a Rocon and discovered the two look eerily similar,
you have probably already realised that most of the characters in Pokémon have more than one name.

Here’s a handy guide to find out what some of the Pokémon and trainers you know and love
were called in the original Japanese.




Key: US/UK=Japanese original

Major players

Ash= Satoshi
Gary= Shigeru
Misty= Kasumi
Brock= Takeshi

Recurring characters

Tracey Sketchit=Kenji
Ms Ketchum=Hanako
Officer Jenny=Junsaa/Junsa
Nurse Joy=Joey/Joi

Gym leaders

Erika=Erika
Giovanni =Sakaki

Team Rocket

Jessie= Musashi
James= Kojiro *starry eyes*
Meowth= Nyasu
Cassidy = Yamato
Butch = Kosaburo

One-shot characters

Melvin the Magician=Maggy
Suzie=Yuki
Duplica=Imite
Bill=Masaki

Elite Four

Lorelei(Prima in the US)=Kanna
Bruno=Shiba

Pokémon League

Richie=Hiroshi
Mandy=Comb
Sparky(Richie's Pikachu)=Leon

Some Poké-names

Articuno =Freezer
Squirtle=Zenigame
Psyduck=Koduck
Koffing=Dogasu
Ekans=Arbo
Cyandaquil=Hinorashi
Totodile=Waninoko
Moltres=Fire
Victrebel=Utsbot
Slowbro=Yado
Ditto=Metamon
Vulpix=Rocon
Maril=Mariu
Charmander=Hoktotage
Charmeleon=Lizard
Charizard=Lizardon
Zapdos=Thunder
Persian, Pikachu, Lugia, Chicorita=Persian, Pikachu, Lugia, Chicorita

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