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The Kanto Fan Club's Chairman in the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is the head of the Pokémon Fan Club, a Pokémon lover association. There are four known chairmen, all of them being old men.

In the games

There are four chairmen, each appearing in their respective regions. They all seem to have a common interest in talking about their Pokémon.


The Kanto Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appears in the fan clubhouse in Vermilion City in Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as in their Generation III remakes. He talks about his two favorite Pokémon, Rapidash and Fearow at length, and then gives the player a Bicycle Voucher, which can be redeemed at the bicycle shop in Cerulean City. In Pokémon Yellow, he has a new hobby: taking Pokémon photos. The big photos of his Rapidash and Fearow can be seen on the walls of the clubhouse.

He appears again in Pokémon Gold and Silver, as well as their Generation IV remakes in the same location. Again, he talks about his Rapidash, but this time he gives the player a Rare Candy for listening to his story. He also claims to have raised over 150 Pokémon in his life.


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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver


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The Hoenn Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is at the club house in Slateport City. He claims to have raised over 100 different Pokémon in his lifetime, and he travels across the nation on his Fearow. He also gives out Scarves when the player shows him a Pokémon with a condition high enough in the scarf's respective concentration, which boosts the Pokémon's condition in Contests and Super Contests.


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Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald


The Sinnoh Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Hearthome City. He says that his Fan Club is number one nationwide, primarily because he brags more than anyone. However, he has discontinued his gloating, as he has received several complaints about it. This may explain why only one member is found in his club, as a Pokéfan in Johto states, that "Pokéfans have a policy of not listening to other people brag."


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Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum


The Unova Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Icirrus City. He asks the player to show him one of his or her Pokémon, and gives out gifts that vary based on how many levels the Pokémon has gained since it was obtained. For 25 to 49 levels, he gives an Exp. Share; for 50 to 98 levels, he gives a Cleanse Tag; and for 99 levels, he gives a King's Rock. He only gives out each item once.


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Overworld sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Main article: Mr. Sukizo

The chairman of Hoenn's Pokémon Fan Club is named Mr. Sukizo. He also serves as a judge for Pokémon Contests in Kanto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh, along with Contest director Mr. Contesta and Nurse Joy.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Three of the chairmen appear in Pokémon Adventures manga. They are all short odd old men who often give the status of an honorary club member to people they meet who have Pokémon with them.

The chairman of the Kanto fan club's first appearance was in Danger: High Voltorb where he forced Red to be part of the community and even borrowed his Pikachu. His Abra, along with all members' Pokémon were stolen by Lt. Surge. When Red hears about that, he goes to S.S. Anne to rescue them and give them back to members of the fan club. When the chairman sees that his Abra evolved into Alakazam while being on the ship, he faints.

Hoenn's chairman appears in Tripped Up by Torkoal. He meets Ruby and shows around the town, after which he escorts him to the Contest Hall. He also shows him that not all people in Hoenn are "barbaric" and want to battle with Pokémon. He, along with Ruby, Captain Stern and Dock were abducted and taken to a shipyard as hostages.

Sinnoh's chairman appears in Perturbed by Pachirisu. He meets the main trio in Hearthome City and leads them to the Fan Club building, where he gives them a Poffin case. He also tells the trio basic knowledge about the Contests and Poffins and works as a mentor of some sort for them.

All of the chairmen appear very similar to each other. However, their relations to each other have never been explained.


This is a listing of the Kanto Fan Club Chairman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand
Chairman's Abra

Chairman's Alakazam
Abra → Kadabra → Alakazam
The Chairman has owned Alakazam since it was an Abra. Abra was one of the Pokémon kidnapped by Team Rocket on the S.S. Anne. After Red defeated Lt. Surge's Electabuzz with his Poliwrath, Alakazam was returned to the Chairman. However, as Abra evolved twice and the size was bigger than what the Chairman expected, he faints.

None of Alakazam's moves are known.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb
Chairman's Rapidash
Rapidash was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow chapter. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Fearow. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Rapidash's only known move is Pay Day.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)
Chairman's Fearow
Fearow was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow chapter. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Rapidash. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Fearow's only known move is Pay Day and its Ability is Keen Eye.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)
Main article: Pika

The chairman borrowed Red's Pika before he boarded the S.S. Anne.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

The Chairman in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present where he was in a poor town and this discouraged him from celebrating Christmas. Giovanni came by to cause trouble. After he was defeated by Clefairy, Giovanni decided to make things up by having Meowth bake a cake for him. However, the cake had a Voltorb inside and exploded when Clefairy sliced the cake. This made the Kanto Chairman and everyone else mad at Clefairy.

A Chairman from Johto first appeared in Togepi's Determination!. He noticed that Togepi doesn't get that much attention unlike Red's Pikachu and Clefairy. This made Red think of the time that his Clefairy and Pikachu were in a wrestling match. Red then sadly admitted that the Chairman was right. Afterwards, the Chairman, Red and his Pokémon race over to an amusement park. They get in and watch his Tyrogue jump off a mountain. The Chairman has a race with Red and his Pokémon. While Red was battling a Weedle, the Chairman rushes over to stop Togepi from getting hurt. After Red explained some things to him, he let Togepi continue the battle with the Weedle. However, as he predicted, Togepi got hurt.

After the competition, the Chairman explained to Red about a Pokémon Dome he wanted to go to and wants Togepi to come along. Red begs him not to do this but his decision was final. Red tried disguising Clefairy as Togepi but the Chairman saw through his disguise. After Togepi decided to go with the Chairman, the Chairman became very excited with joy. He and Togepi go on a ship to the Pokémon Dome where they wave their farewells to Red and the group, with Togepi crying about it. However, a surprise was awaiting Red and the group which was the Tyrogue he had.

The Johto Chairman reappeared in The Food Battle where his Togepi got to reunite with Red and his Pokémon. He challenged the group to a food eating contest using his Togepi. Even though Red almost won, a single grain left over costed him the competition, whereas Togepi was able to finish the whole bowl. The Chairman made a cameo in a flashback in PMHGSS23 when Tyrogue was recalling the time that he was under his ownership.


Here is a listing of the Johto Chairman's Pokémon:

On hand
Chairman Togepi PM.png

Traded away
Chairman Tyrogue PM.png

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChaz
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterStats judge
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
Massage GirlScarf GuyKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterStats judge
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge
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