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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. It is revealed that he is not a native of Lavender Town as he used to live on Cinnabar Island and is the founder of the island's Pokémon Lab, back when he was apparently known as Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジはかせ Dr. Fuji). This assumption has also led to speculation that he is the author of the Pokémon Mansion journals. He used to be a close friend of Cinnabar Gym's Blaine, as a portrait in the Gym on FireRed and LeafGreen shows them together. 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.
The interaction with the portrait at Pokémon Lab of Dr. Fuji, who is thought to be Mr. Fuji in his youth, retrieves the following text from the games:
- Generation I
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- FireRed and LeafGreen
Interacting with the portrait of Blaine and Mr. Fuji at Cinnabar Gym, which only appears in FireRed and LeafGreen, yields the following text:
Also, in FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a Pokémon Journal entry at the Pokémon Center in Cinnabar Island of a supposed interview request with Mr. Fuji from the Journal's editor, where it is revealed that he is shy. It reads the following:
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 ever 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, much like the suggestion of the Pokémon Mansion journals being written by him. 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 FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Little girl at Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House
- One of the Team Rocket Grunts at Pokémon Tower
- Pokémon Fan Magazine
- Old man at the Pokémon Center in Lavender Town
- Portrait in Cinnabar Gym*
- Pokémon Journal
- Message from Mr. Fuji left to the player
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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 portrait of Mr. Fuji, where he is tagged as Dr. Fuji, with this name supposedly used during his work in the Pokémon Lab. Furthermore, the interaction text with the portrait is of surprise from the player to the name, since Mr. Fuji is known to be kind and wouldn't harm Pokémon whereas 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. Despite this, and like mentioned above, 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.