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Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジろうじん Elder Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town.
In the games
Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon at the Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House (Japanese: あいの ボランティア ポケモン ハウス Affection Volunteer Pokémon House) in Lavender Town. He subscribes to Pokémon Fan Magazine. He is not a native of Lavender Town; he used to live on Cinnabar Island and is the founder of the island's Pokémon Lab. He used to be a close friend of Cinnabar Gym's Blaine, as the portrait in the Gym shows them together but this only in FireRed and LeafGreen. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy.
In Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, when members of Team Rocket killed Marowak at Pokémon Tower, Mr. Fuji marched up to their hideout and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Team Rocket held him hostage until the protagonist drove them out of the tower and rescued him. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.
Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned.
In Emerald there are a series of messages left at Faraway Island where a wild Mew can be found. The messages warn that only someone pure of heart will see Mew. The author's name is smudged, but the remnant ジ is still readable in the Japanese version. It is possible that it was Mr. Fuji who left the message. As a scientist who possibly worked on creating Mewtwo, he would have needed to capture Mew to take its baby.
In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji doesn't have a prominent role. He is found at House of Memories (Japanese: たましいのいえ Soul House), called Soul House in Generation II, paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.
This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Mr. Fuji in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Mr. Fuji's house - Little girl
- What does this person do?
- "He's really kind.
- He looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon."
- Pokémon Tower - Team Rocket Grunt
- What is this person like?
- "This old guy marched right up to our hideout.
- Then, he starts ranting about how Team Rocket's abusing Pokémon.
- So, we're just talking it over as adults."
- Pokémon Fan Magazine
- What is this person like?
- "Pokémon Fan Magazine. Monthly Grand Prize Drawing!
- The application form is... Gone! it's been clipped out.
- Someone must have applied already."
- Lavender Town Pokémon Center - Old man
- "I hear Mr. Fuji's not from these parts originally, either."
- Cinnabar Gym - Photo
- "It's a photo of Blaine and Mr. Fuji.
- They're standing shoulder to shoulder with big grins."
- Pokémon Journal
- What is this person like?
- "Editor: The shy Mr. Fuji turned down our interview requests.
- He is a kindly man who is adored and respected in Lavender Town."
- Message from Fuji
- "Instead of hoping for the happiness of just your Pokémon...
- ...Can I get you to wish for the happiness of all Pokémon?"
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Reason: SGB palette sprite from Generation I and GB and SGB palette sprites from Generation II.
In the manga
In Pokémon Adventures
Mr. Fuji first appears in Sigh for Psyduck, when he meets Red in Lavender Town, on his way to pay his respects to his Doduo's grave. Mr. Fuji invites Red to his house and tells about the Pokémon Tower and the ghosts in there. Because of them, he can't bury his Pokémon in a proper place. Red sees a photo of Blue with Mr. Fuji, who tells him that the lad went to the Pokémon Tower to defy the presence of any ghosts, what makes Red want to go there, too. Once Blue defeats Koga and the truth about the ghosts is revealed to the citizens of Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji can finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest at the Pokémon Tower.
Mr. Fuji made a couple of cameo appearances in later chapters. In The Last Battle XIII, he is one of the Pokémon Fan Club members that sent Pokémon to defeat Lugia and Ho-Oh. In Last Shot, the photo of Mr. Fuji and Blaine standing shoulder to shoulder is seen in an album.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Mr. Fuji and/or his Pokémon in the Trading Card Game.
- It is theorized that he may have been the inspiration for Dr. Fuji from Mewtwo Strikes Back, due to their similar names and history in studying Mew. However, Dr. Fuji is considerably younger than Mr. Fuji, leading to another theory that the senior Fuji is the junior Fuji's father. However, besides having the same surname and their shared interest in Mew, there is nothing to back this up.
- At Pokémon Lab in Cinnabar Island, there is a picture of Mr. Fuji, where is called Dr. Fuji during his work in the Pokémon Lab. Furthermore, the interaction text that pops up reads "Dr. Fuji?!?!", indicating Red's or Leaf'sFRLG surprise in the discovery since Mr. Fuji is known to be kind-spirited and wouldn't harm Pokémon where as Dr. Fuji, as described in-game, conducted ill-experiments on Pokémon such as Mew. This could possibly mean that perhaps Dr. Fuji is a younger Mr. Fuji in the anime as well. As aforementioned, this is all speculation.
|From フジ Fuji, the Japanese name for the wisteria family of plants, a genus of plants with purple flowers. He may be named this because he lives in Lavender Town, also named after a plant with purple flowers.
||Same as Japanese name; although Western audiences may be more familiar with Fuji as being a generic Japanese name.
|From 등나무 Deung'namu, the Korean name for Wisteria floribunda, the "Japanese Wisteria".
|From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji.