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マサムネ Masamune
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Orange
Hometown Verdanturf Town
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Less is Morrison
English voice actor Sean Schemmel
Japanese voice actor Masako Nozawa

Morrison (Japanese: マサムネ Masamune) is a Pokémon Trainer. He dresses in traditional Japanese attire.


Morrison first appeared in Less is Morrison, chasing a runaway rice ball. Ash catches the snack and is about to give it to him but Munchlax ends up gobbling it away. Morrison feels miserable about Munchlax taking his snack but feels better after wards. He reveals to Ash and his friends that he is planning on entering the Hoenn League and getting first place. Ash is planning on doing the same, starting a friendly rivalry between the two Trainers.

After arguing on who is better, Morrison accepts Ash's decision on having a battle. Morrison sends out his Beldum against Ash's Pikachu. Despite Beldum using Take Down continuously, the battle ends in a draw. He runs of after finding out that Ash has all of the Hoenn Badges. He meets up with Ash near a Pokémon Center and they have a race to see who can get there first which ends in a draw. Morrison then challenges Ash to various contests such as a food eating contest.

In the middle of one of their contests, Team Rocket show up and snatches Pikachu and Beldum. They place Morrison and his rival in a cage. Both Trainers successfully break out of the cage they were in with their Take Down techniques as they left all of their Pokémon (except for Pikachu and Beldum) behind. Ash and Morrison run very fast and jump onto Team Rocket's balloon. They have a battle with Team Rocket by treating themselves as Pokémon. They were able to free Pikachu and Beldum. Both Pokémon blast off Team Rocket.

Morrison and Ash

Morrison reappears in the Ever Grande Conference arc. In Saved By The Beldum, he announces that he received his final Badge. Seeing Ash's full team, Morrison reveals his whole team including Beldum. He declares himself as a rival to Ash for the tournament. During the preliminaries, Morrison's first opponent is Jump. The battle begins with an overwhelming start as Beldum's Take Down is continuously blocked by Protect. Since Beldum can only use Take Down, Morrison is at a disadvantage. As Morrison was about to be eliminated, Beldum starts to evolve into a Metang. Morrison defeats his opponent by having Metang use Confusion to stop Electabuzz and Take Down to finish it off.

In the episode, From Brags to Riches Morrison makes it to the second round which is the round consisting of Double Battles. He is paired up with Gavin as the opponent. He sends out Growlithe and Gligar while Gavin uses Machamp and Marowak. His Growlithe loses to Marowak while Gligar takes out Machamp first then Marowak when both sides were down to one Pokémon.

Two episodes later, Morrison defeats a Trainer with a Machoke and finds out that he has to battle Ash as his next opponent, something that both of them did not expect. This saddens Morrison as he was not yet ready to battle Ash. During their battle, Morrison quickly loses two of his Pokémon to Corphish as he is feeling upset. He sends out Swampert, his third Pokémon and ties with Corphish. Their battle continued in Choose It or Lose It!, where Morrison was finally giving his all. His Steelix knocks out two of his Pokémon before losing to Grovyle. When both sides were down to one Pokémon, he was left with Metang while Ash was left with Glalie. After a tough battle, Glalie was left victorious despite the type-disadvantage. Morrison stayed around and left after the League Competition was over.


Morrison has a very spirited personality and he likes to challenge other people to almost everything. Due to this, he usually challenges Ash to various events such as Pokémon battles, racing each other, or even a food eating contest. His personality seems to mirror Ash's during the Indigo Conference; frequently showing signs of immaturity and overconfidence. Though when faced with tough situations, such as having to battle someone whom he considers a good friend, he doesn't always know what to do and will become depressed. This is seen after Morrison learned Ash would be his next opponent in the Ever Grande Conference. It also shows that he doesn't hold winning to a higher degree of importance over friendship.


This listing is of Morrison's known Pokémon:

Morrison's Metang
Beldum → Metang
Main article: Morrison's Metang

Metang is Morrison's main Pokémon. It appeared for the first time as a Beldum in Less is Morrison, where Morrison used it in a battle against Ash's Pikachu, and tied with it. Later in the episode, Morrison used Beldum along with Pikachu to send Team Rocket blasting off.

Morrison later used Beldum during the Hoenn League. He used it to battle against Jump's Electabuzz. The fact that Beldum only knew Take Down, almost caused Morrison to lose. However, in the middle of the battle, Beldum evolved into Metang and defeated Electabuzz with its newly gained Psychic powers.

Morrison later used Metang in his battle against Ash, sending it as his last Pokémon to battle against Ash's Glalie. Despite the type advantage, Glalie was finally able to defeat Metang with a spinning Headbutt, winning the match for Ash.

Debut Less is Morrison
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Eric Stuart (As Beldum)
Katsuyuki Konishi (As Metang)
Morrison's Girafarig
Morrison's Girafarig was seen along with Morrison's other Pokémon during their introduction, but its battle skills are not so well known, as it was only briefly seen during Morrison's battle with Ash. As Morrison was unwilling to battle against Ash, he wasn't seen giving Girafarig so much commands to attack, and it was quickly defeated by Ash's Corphish's Crabhammer.

Girafarig's known moves are Light Screen, Tackle and Iron Tail.

Debut Saved by the Beldum
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Rachael Lillis
Morrison's Growlithe
Morrison's Growlithe was seen for the first time when Morrison introduced his Pokémon to Ash and company. Later he used it in his Double Battle with Gavin along with his Gligar. In the battle, Growlithe took Gavin's Marowak as its main target. Despite pulling a good battle, Growlithe was eventually knocked out by Marowak's Bone Club.

Later Morrison sent Growlithe out in his battle with Ash to face Ash's Corphish. Being unwilling to battle with his friend, Morrison just kept Growlithe dodging attacks, but it was quickly knocked out by a Crabhammer.

Growlithe's known moves are Take Down, Flamethrower and Agility.

Debut Saved by the Beldum
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Maddie Blaustein
Morrison's Swampert
Morrison's Swampert was seen along with other of Morrison's Pokémon as he showed his team for Ash and the others. He later used Swampert in his battle against Ash, sending it against Ash's Corphish. Both Pokémon launched their attacks simultaneously, and hit each other at the same time, and they were both knocked out.

Swampert's known moves are Focus Punch and Hydro Pump.

Debut Saved by the Beldum
Voice actors
English Darren Dunstan
Morrison's Steelix
Morrison's Steelix was seen for the first time when Morrison introduced his Pokémon for Ash and his friends. In his battle against Ash, Morrison first sent his Steelix out against Ash's Pikachu, which the Iron Snake Pokémon easily defeated. Next Ash called out Torkoal, but despite having a type advantage, the Coal Pokémon was finally knocked out. Ash's next Pokémon was Grovyle, which was too fast for Steelix and finally knocked it out with Leaf Blade.

Steelix's known moves are DragonBreath, Iron Tail and Dig.

Debut Saved by the Beldum
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Kōichi Sakaguchi
Morrison's Gligar
Morrison's Gligar appeared for the first time when Morrison showed his Pokémon team for Ash and his friends. He used it in the next episode in his Double Battle against Gavin along with his Growlithe. In the battle, Gligar took Gavin's Machamp as its main target and was finally able to finish it. It then battled against Gavin's Marowak and won against it as well.

Later Morrison used Gligar in his battle against Ash. It defeated Ash's Grovyle and tied with Ash's Swellow.

Gligar's known moves are Guillotine, Steel Wing, Iron Tail and Hidden Power.

Debut Saved by the Beldum
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi


Morrison's last Badge

Pokémon League

Morrison has competed in the following Pokémon League competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 野沢雅子 Masako Nozawa
English Sean Schemmel
Brazilian Portuguese Vagner Fagundes (AG118)
Dado Monteiro (AG126-AG132)
Spanish Latin America Noé Velásquez
Spain Jorge Saudinós


Morrison's party prior to Beldum's evolution
  • A running gag was created with Morrison that involved him chasing his runaway rice ball (sandwich in the dub).
  • Morrison is voiced by the primary voice actors for Goku in the Dragon Ball Z anime series in both the Japanese and English dub.


Language Name Origin
Japanese マサムネ Masamune Possibly named after Masamune (正宗) or Date Masamune (伊達政宗).
English, German, French Morrison Similar to Masamune.
Korean 정원 Jeong'weon 정 is the Korean reading of 正 and 政.
Chinese (Taiwan) 政宗 Zhèngzōng From 政宗 Masamune, possibly a reference to Date Masamune.

Indigo Plateau Conference: MandiPeteGaryJeanetteMelissaAshRitchieAssunta
Silver Conference: SalvadorJacksonMacyGaryAshHarrisonJon
Ever Grande Conference: JumpVivicaGilbertGavinDominickClark
Lily of the Valley Conference: JeffreyNandoBarryConwayPaulAshTobias
Vertress Conference: RadleyMikaelUltimoKendrickTripBiancaEmmanuel

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotAlainMairinLysandreAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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