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Anthony (Japanese: トンペイ Tonpei) is a Pokémon Coordinator who entered the Hoenn Grand Festival. He appeared in Deceit and Assist and Rhapsody in Drew.
Ash and his friends met Anthony while he was on the beach looking for his Contest Ribbons, which had been stolen by Team Rocket. He was worried that he wouldn't be able to enter the Grand Festival. With the help of Officer Jenny and Ash, Anthony tracked down Team Rocket and retrieved his Ribbons just in time for the competition. It was revealed that he got the 52nd place in the first Appeals Round.
Anthony was able to get through the second appeal stage, but he lost in his Double Battle against May. He promised that, despite the loss, he would train harder to become a Top Coordinator.
This listing is of Anthony's known Pokémon in the anime:
|| Gulpin → Swalot
| Swalot was seen training with Anthony for the upcoming Grand Festival. After Team Rocket tried to steal Anthony's Ribbons, he had Swalot use a combination of Swallow and Spit Up to stop them in their tracks. After defeating Team Rocket, Swalot was used during the Appeals Round where its techniques had Anthony move on to the Battle Round. It was then used with Pinsir in Anthony's Double Battle against May where it used its mouth as a cannon to shoot Pinsir out.
Anthony told Ash and Max that he trained his Swalot from when it was a Gulpin.
Swalot's known moves are Swallow, Spit Up, Sludge Bomb and Bullet Seed.
|| Deceit and Assist
Anthony has competed in the following Grand Festival competitions: