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ヌシ Nushi
Debuts in Whiscash and Ash
Caught at Not caught
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location A lake in Hoenn
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Whiscash  ??? Eric Stuart

Nero (Japanese: ヌシ Nushi) is the nickname of a Whiscash that appeared in the Pokémon anime. It is another giant Pokémon that appeared in the anime. Its English voice actor is Eric Stuart.

Nero first gained the attention of a fisherman named Sullivan. Impressed by how big it was, he was determined to capture it. However, no matter how many times he tried, Nero would always escape from him.

Ash wanted to get of Nero as well, but for a completely different reason. While fishing in the lake Nero resided in, the Pokémon had swallowed Ash's Badge case and refused to give it back. The young Trainer was desperate to get back his case, as well as the five Badges he had already earned.

With the help of Pikachu's Thunderbolt on Team Rocket, Nero went flying out of the water and spat out Ash's Badge case. Sullivan, however, wasn't as lucky. When attempting to capture Nero with a Master Ball, the Pokémon ate it, and jumped back into the lake.

Sullivan promised that he would keep trying to capture Nero, and as Ash and his friends bid farewell to the fisherman, Nero was seen playing with the Master Ball on its tongue.

Moves used

Using Earthquake Move First Used In
Water Pulse Whiscash and Ash
Earthquake Whiscash and Ash
Water Gun Whiscash and Ash
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


  • Nero's name is most likely derived from Emperor Nero, who ruled Rome from 54 to 68 CE.
    • Nero's name may also be derived from the Greek word nero (νερό) meaning 'water'.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Whiscash.

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