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N (anime)

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N
N (エヌ) N
N anime art.png
N
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Tea green
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Anthea and Concordia (foster sisters)
Ghetsis (foster father)
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart N
Member of Team Plasma
Rank Former member
Anime debut New Places... Familiar Faces!
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Yūichi Nakamura

N (Japanese: N (エヌ) N) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime.

History

N as a child

N first appeared briefly in the end of New Places... Familiar Faces!. He was formally introduced in The Name's N!, where he investigated the ruins of the P2 Laboratory and discovered data related to Genesect. Later, he met with Ash and his friends when they were leaving their ship. While Ash and the others were training, Snivy and Pikachu were attacked by Jessie's Frillish's Shadow Ball, but N saved them. He immediately befriended Pikachu, showing his special ability with the Pokémon. He claimed not to have met Reshiram, although he was shown meeting it as a child in a flashback. He was surprised when he heard that Ash had seen Zekrom, but was visibly disturbed when Ash said that his goal is to become a Pokémon Master. After that, N helped save Ash's Pikachu and Iris's Axew when Team Rocket tried to steal them. When they parted ways, N told Ash that although the worlds they seek are different, he does not hate him.

N appeared again in BW114 where he was rescuing a Braviary from two Team Plasma Grunts, Nero and Bianco. This act attracted the duo's attention and chased him down, but were unsuccessful as N managed to get away. With the help of Ash and his friends, he takes the Braviary to the Pokémon Center. When Nero and Bianco found him, he fought off the Seviper and Zangoose owned by the duo and with the help of Ash and his friends, N managed to free Braviary safely. Afterwards, he joined Ash and his friends on their journey to the White Ruins.

In BW115 he, along with Ash and the others, met up with Hiroto and his team. He helped Hiroto's Watchog to masterize it's moves and it's rescues abilities.

In BW116 N attended to the Kanto Fair. Upon the Ash's Charizard return he watched the battle between Charizard and Dragonite, which was later called off by him.

In BW117 he, along with Ash and the others, fought against Colress and Angie. He was trying to rescue a Haxorus from their control, but ended up injuring himself. Then he was taken to a spring by Anthea and Concordia, which with the psychic power of their Pokémon were able to heal him.

Later in BW118, he again met with some Team Plasma grunts. After arriving at his childhood home, he told Ash and his friends that he used to be a Team Plasma member. He talked about the Seven Sages, Ghetsis and his special relation with some wild Pokémon when he was a child. He also told about meeting Reshiram.

Character

N has the ability to understand the unique voices of Pokémon, and he regards their language as superior to human language; this led him to become confused when he first met Meowth. Using this power, he has the ability to summon Pokémon from the local area to his aid.

Pokémon

Befriended

N's Alomomola
Alomomola (×2)
N called upon these two Alomomola to help him heal Ash's Pikachu after it was paralyzed by James's Amoonguss's Stun Spore in battle.

Alomomola's only known move is Refresh.

Debut The Name's N!
N's Braviary
Braviary
N met this Braviary after freeing him from the clutches of Nero and Bianco. Although he was taken to a Pokémon Center to be healed from an earlier fall, Braviary was quickly found by Nero and Bianco by a tracer they had secretly put on him. Later, when Ash was fighting a losing battle against Bianco's Zangoose, Braviary stepped in and defeated it with a Wing Attack. Afterward, Braviary was let back into the wild.

Braviary's only known move is Wing Attack.

Debut BW114
N's Pidove
Pidove
This Pidove was shown to be a friend of N, as when he got to his childhood home, it showed affection to N.

None of Pidove's moves are known.

Debut BW118
N's Flashback befriended pokémon
Flashback befriended pokémon
All this pokémon was shown to be friend's of N, including here a Lillipup, a Growlithe, a Darumaka and a Minccino, when he was a child.

He used to spent his time with them

None of their's moves are known.

Debut BW118
N's Deerling
Deerling
N also befriended some wild Deerling that lived around his house. Along with some other Cottone and some Petilil he tried to keep them safe from Team Plasma.

None of Deerling's moves are known.

Debut BW118
N's Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
Nothing is known about this wild Sawsbuck. It was only seen while N was trying to save it from Team Plasma's attack.

None of Sawsbuck's moves are known.

Debut BW120

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村悠一 Yūichi Nakamura

Trivia

  • N's ability to call out for a wild Pokémon's assistance is similar to the powers exhibited by DC Comics' Aquaman.
  • Unlike how a Pokémon Ranger uses a Capture Styler to make a temporary bond with a wild Pokémon to get its help, N has the ability to connect his heart with theirs in order to do that.

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