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- This article is about the character of the day in Curbing the Crimson Tide. For the recurring Trainer known as Hiroshi in Japan, see Ritchie.
Hiroshi is a very minor one-time character in the Pokémon anime who appeared in the episode Curbing the Crimson Tide!. He was unnamed in the English dub.
He is shown to be very brave and has an inability to back down from a challenge, and accepts Red Lightning's challenge to a Pokémon battle despite his friends' warnings. He battled Red Lightning with his Poliwag and lost, and was disgusted and sad when Red Lightning drew on Poliwag's face.
When he takes Poliwag to the Pokémon Center, he runs into Ash and his friends and explains to them who Red Lightning is, which causes them to want to challenge and defeat it.