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The '''International Police''' (Japanese: '''国際警察''' ''International Police''), also referred to as the '''Global Police''', is a law-enforcement organization in the Pokémon games, anime and manga. Its most notable member is [[Looker]].
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The '''{{wp|Interpol|International Police}}''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|国際警察|こくさいけいさつ}}''' ''International Police''), also referred to as the '''Global Police''' in the English localizations of the [[Generation I]] games and of {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, is a {{wp|law enforcement agency}} in the {{pkmn|games|Pokémon games}}, {{pkmn|anime}} and {{pkmn|manga}}. Its most notable member is [[Looker]].
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
[[File:Looker.png|200px|thumb|Looker, a member of the International Police]]
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===Generation I===
The International Police first appeared in {{3v2|Red|Blue|Yellow}}, then reappeared in the [[remake]]s {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}. A member of the organization appears on the [[S.S. Anne]], undercover and in pursuit of [[Team Rocket]]. Here, the group is named as the '''Global Police'''.
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The International Police first appeared in the [[Generation I]] games. A member of the organization appears on the [[S.S. Anne]], undercover and in pursuit of [[Team Rocket]]. Here, the group is referred to as the '''Global Police''' in English.
   
[[Looker]], a [[non-player character|character]] introduced in {{game|Platinum}}, is also known to be an International Police agent. He appears at various points in the story to help the {{player}}, while he himself is on the trail of [[Team Galactic]]. After the Galactic Leader [[Cyrus]] disappears into the [[Distortion World]], Looker refocuses his investigation on [[Charon]].
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===Generation II===
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The International Police does not appear in the [[Generation II]] games.
   
In {{game|Black and White|s}}, Looker returns to capture the [[Seven Sages]] of [[Team Plasma]].
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===Generation III===
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The International Police does not appear in {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}. In {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, it appears in the same vein as in [[Generation I]], due to these games being [[remake]]s of the original {{game|Red and Green|s}}.
   
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===Generation IV===
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[[File:Looker.png|thumb|right|[[Looker]], a member of the International Police, in {{game|Platinum}}]]
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The International Police does not appear in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} but this was changed in {{game|Platinum}}, with the introduction of what is so far the organization's most notable member, [[Looker]]. He appears at various points in the story to help the {{player}}, while he himself is on the trail of [[Team Galactic]]. After the villain's team leader, [[Cyrus]], disappears into the [[Distortion World]], Looker refocuses his investigation on [[Charon]].
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The International Police does not appear in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, akin to their {{game|Gold and Silver|s|original counterparts}}.
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===Generation V===
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The International Police appears in {{game|Black and White|s}}, with [[Looker]] returning to capture the [[Seven Sages]] of [[Team Plasma]]. Neither him or any other officer and/or element from the organization are featured in the sequels, [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]].
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
The first appearance of the International Police in the anime was in ''[[DP130|Frozen on Their Tracks!]]'', when Looker debuted. However, he did not reveal that he was an International Police agent until ''[[DP136|Gateway to Ruin!]]'', where he was spying on Team Galactic disguised as a {{tc|Galactic Grunt}}, who were trying to locate the [[Spear Pillar]].
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The first appearance of the International Police in the {{pkmn|anime}} was in [[DP130|''Frozen on Their Tracks!'']], when [[Looker#In the anime|Looker]] debuted. However, he did not reveal that he was an International Police agent until [[DP136|''Gateway to Ruin!'']], where he was spying on [[Team Galactic]] disguised as a {{tc|Galactic Grunt}}, who were trying to locate the [[Spear Pillar]].
   
In ''[[DP150|Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!]]'', Looker infiltrated the [[Fuego Ironworks]] disguised as a Galactic Grunt in order to find out what they were doing there. However, he was discovered and thrown in a cell until {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} rescued him. By this time, Team Galactic had already fled, but Looker found a piece of the [[Red Chain]]. Taking it back to the {{to|Floaroma}} Police Station, the Floaroma Police set up a live transfer of the scanned data to International Police HQ. However, the piece had been engineered by [[Charon]] to blow up the scanner and wipe all data from the International Police database.
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In [[DP150|''Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!'']], Looker infiltrated the [[Fuego Ironworks]] disguised as a Galactic Grunt in order to find out what Team Galactic was doing there. Despite this, he was discovered and thrown in a cell until {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} rescued him. By this time, Team Galactic had already fled but Looker found a piece of the [[Red Chain]]. Taking it back to the {{to|Floaroma}} Police Station, the Floaroma Police set up a live transfer of the scanned data to International Police HQ. However, the piece had been engineered by [[Charon]] to blow up the scanner and wipe all data from the International Police database.
   
In ''[[DP152|In The Battle Finale of Legend!]]'', Looker arrested all Team Galactic members.
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In [[DP152|''In The Battle Finale of Legend!'']], Looker arrested all Team Galactic members.
   
Looker was set to make a comeback in two [[BW023 (unaired)|unaired]] [[BW024 (unaired)|episodes]] investigating [[Team Rocket]] and [[Team Plasma]] in the [[Unova]] region, before they were [[n:Airing of two-part Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan episode to be moved|indefinitely postponed]].
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Looker was set to make a comeback in two [[BW023 (unaired)|unaired]] [[BW024 (unaired)|episodes]] investigating [[Team Rocket]] and [[Team Plasma]] in the [[Unova]] region, before they were {{n|Airing of two-part Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan episode to be moved|indefinitely postponed}}.
   
 
==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
===Pokémon Adventures===
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===In the ''Pokémon Adventures'' manga===
Looker appears as a character in the {{chap|Diamond & Pearl|''Diamond & Pearl''}} and {{chap|Platinum}}s where he assists {{adv|Platinum}} in searching for information on the [[Distortion World]]. In this series it is explained that the International Police goes around the world to search for villains. Looker has many items he calls the "International Police arms". Many of these gadgets are cheaply made and have a tendency to fall apart at Looker's expense but will occasionally work for him when the time is needed.
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[[Looker#In the Pokémon Adventures manga|Looker]] appears as a character in the {{chap|Diamond & Pearl|''Diamond & Pearl''}} and {{chap|Platinum}}s where he assists {{adv|Platinum}} in searching for information on the [[Distortion World]]. In this [[canon]], it is explained that the International Police goes around the world to search for villains. Looker has many items he calls the "International Police arms". Many of these gadgets are cheaply made and have a tendency to fall apart at Looker's expense but will occasionally work for him when the time is needed.
 
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===Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!===
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===In the ''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!'' manga===
Looker also appears in [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!]]. Another member of the International Police is [[Koya]], who works with [[Looker]] on the trail of [[Kaisei]]. Kaisei is currently on the run from the International Police and is being pursued by Looker and Koya. Trained in disguise, they use this skill to capture Charon.
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[[Looker#In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga|Looker]] also appears in ''[[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!]]''. Another member of the International Police is [[Koya]], who works with Looker on the trail of [[Kaisei]]. Kaisei is currently on the run from the International Police and is being pursued by Looker and Koya. Trained in disguise, they use this skill to capture [[Charon#In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga|Charon]].
 
   
 
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Revision as of 00:55, 16 March 2013

The International Police (Japanese: 国際警察 International Police), also referred to as the Global Police in the English localizations of the Generation I games and of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, is a law enforcement agency in the Pokémon games, anime and manga. Its most notable member is Looker.

In the games

Generation I

The International Police first appeared in the Generation I games. A member of the organization appears on the S.S. Anne, undercover and in pursuit of Team Rocket. Here, the group is referred to as the Global Police in English.

Generation II

The International Police does not appear in the Generation II games.

Generation III

The International Police does not appear in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it appears in the same vein as in Generation I, due to these games being remakes of the original Pokémon Red and Green.

Generation IV

Looker, a member of the International Police, in Pokémon Platinum

The International Police does not appear in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl but this was changed in Pokémon Platinum, with the introduction of what is so far the organization's most notable member, Looker. He appears at various points in the story to help the player, while he himself is on the trail of Team Galactic. After the villain's team leader, Cyrus, disappears into the Distortion World, Looker refocuses his investigation on Charon.

The International Police does not appear in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, akin to their original counterparts.

Generation V

The International Police appears in Pokémon Black and White, with Looker returning to capture the Seven Sages of Team Plasma. Neither him or any other officer and/or element from the organization are featured in the sequels, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

In the anime

The first appearance of the International Police in the anime was in Frozen on Their Tracks!, when Looker debuted. However, he did not reveal that he was an International Police agent until Gateway to Ruin!, where he was spying on Team Galactic disguised as a Galactic Grunt, who were trying to locate the Spear Pillar.

In Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, Looker infiltrated the Fuego Ironworks disguised as a Galactic Grunt in order to find out what Team Galactic was doing there. Despite this, he was discovered and thrown in a cell until Ash and his friends rescued him. By this time, Team Galactic had already fled but Looker found a piece of the Red Chain. Taking it back to the Floaroma Police Station, the Floaroma Police set up a live transfer of the scanned data to International Police HQ. However, the piece had been engineered by Charon to blow up the scanner and wipe all data from the International Police database.

In In The Battle Finale of Legend!, Looker arrested all Team Galactic members.

Looker was set to make a comeback in two unaired episodes investigating Team Rocket and Team Plasma in the Unova region, before they were indefinitely postponed.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Looker appears as a character in the Diamond & Pearl and Platinum chapters where he assists Platinum in searching for information on the Distortion World. In this canon, it is explained that the International Police goes around the world to search for villains. Looker has many items he calls the "International Police arms". Many of these gadgets are cheaply made and have a tendency to fall apart at Looker's expense but will occasionally work for him when the time is needed.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Looker also appears in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!. Another member of the International Police is Koya, who works with Looker on the trail of Kaisei. Kaisei is currently on the run from the International Police and is being pursued by Looker and Koya. Trained in disguise, they use this skill to capture Charon.