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Pokémon League entrance exam instructor

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The instructor

The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor is a character of the day who appeared in The Ultimate Test. Because he was not given an official name, this article will refer to him by his title.

His job is to oversee the entrance exam for the Pokémon League. He also gives Poké Balls to the test-takers during the final portion of the test to compete in a battle against him.

Pokémon

On hand

Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing
Weezing
Weezing is one of the many Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League Entrance Exam Instructor. It was the first Pokémon used by Ash in the final portion of the exam.

The first out of three Pokémon received, Ash sent out Weezing to battle against the instructor's Flareon. Again, he wasn't too pleased with his choice. Todd noted that his response held the same expression as Weezing and could not help but take a few pictures, which angered Ash all the more. Weezing first successfully dodged Flareon's Flamethrower and then retaliated with a Smog attack. Flareon was then told to launch another Flamethrower at the Smog but it was sent flying back when there was an explosion caused by the collision of the two attacks. Weezing then used SmokeScreen while Flareon used Leer but its Leer was unable to penetrate through the smoke. Weezing then won the battle by using a Tackle while Flareon was still trapped in the smoke. This was the first battle won by Ash in the battle portion of the exam.

Later, when Team Rocket attacked, Ash had Weezing use SmokeScreen on James, causing him unable to breathe. Weezing then used Explosion to send Team Rocket blasting off.

Weezing's known moves are Smog, SmokeScreen, Tackle and Explosion.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Eric Stuart
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League Entrance Exam Instructor. It was used by Ash as his second Pokémon in the final portion of the test.

After his Weezing had been defeated, Ash sent Arbok out to battle against the instructor's Jolteon. Recognizing it to be a Pokémon Team Rocket also had, Ash wasn't too pleased with what he received. While the instructor commanded an Agility, Ash tried to remember what attacks Arbok knew. He remembered just in time and ordered Arbok to use Glare. This paralyzed Jolteon and stopped it right in its tracks. Ash then called for a Wrap attack, but the move failed, because Ash had forgotten about Jolteon's spikes. This caused Arbok to hop back in great pain. While Arbok was still hopping about, the instructor ordered Jolteon to use Thunder, which instantly fried Arbok and thus rendered it unable to battle. 

Later, when Team Rocket attacked, Ash had Arbok attack Jessie with a Wrap attack.  

Arbok's known moves are Glare and Wrap.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Meowth
Meowth
Meowth is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League Entrance Exam Instructor. It was the third and last Pokémon to be used by Ash in the final portion of the exam.

Ash sent Meowth to battle against the instructor's Vaporeon. While Ash seemed to be rather pleased with the Pokémon he received, his friends in the audience were all rather surprised by Meowth's appearance. Meowth cheered it from the sidelines and shouted for Ash to use Fury Swipes when he was unable to think of a move to use. Ash responded with the attack but Vaporeon used Ice Beam, which quickly froze Meowth into a sphere of ice. Angered, Team Rocket's Meowth jumped onto the battlefield and began scratching Ash's face, punishing him for treating a fellow Meowth like so. He then freed the instructor's Meowth with a kick. The instructor wanted Team Rocket's Meowth because it could talk and tried throwing a Poké Ball at it, only to be knocked away by his Ivysaur's Vine Whip. These actions caused Team Rocket to blow its cover.

When Team Rocket attack, Ash ordered Meowth to use Fury Swipes on Team Rocket's Meowth. When Team Rocket was sent blasting off, they blasted off with the wrong Meowth. Team Rocket ended up with the instructor's Meowth while the instructor was given Team Rocket's Meowth by Todd. This temporary switch was fixed in the next episode but the instructor's Meowth was never seen again.

Meowth's only known move is Fury Swipes.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Chiyako Shibahara
English Adam Blaustein
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the first Pokémon used by James in the final portion of the test.

Pikachu was the first Pokémon used by James of Team Rocket in his battle portion of the exam, sent to battle against the instructor's Graveler. When he first sent it out, James was overjoyed, noting that he had been destroyed by Ash's Pikachu so many times that he knew all of Pikachu's attacks by heart. This was viewed to be a rather lame exclamation by both his team members Jessie and Meowth. James ordered Pikachu to use Thunderbolt and was quite pleased when Pikachu responded to his command. However, Thunderbolt proved to be useless and Graveler responded with a Tackle, which sent Pikachu bouncing off of James's head and rendering it unable to battle. At this point, James expressed his confusion as to why the Thunderbolt had not worked. The instructor explained that Electric-type attacks did not work against a Ground-type like Graveler. This prompted to James to send out Ivysaur and Charizard and also led to him being expelled from the exam.

Later, Meowth ordered Pikachu to use Thunder on the instructor but the instructor told it to turn around and attack Team Rocket instead. It was at this point that it was officially mentioned that these Pokémon belonged to the instructor because he was the one who trained them.

Pikachu's known moves are Thunderbolt and Thunder.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Ivysaur
Ivysaur
Ivysaur is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the second Pokémon sent out by James in the final portion of the exam.

James of Team Rocket sent Ivysaur out along with Charizard to battle against the instructor's Graveler after his Pikachu's quick defeat. However, since two against one was against the rules, James was expelled on the spot. He later returned and ordered Ivysaur to attack the instructor with Vine Whip but the instructor ordered Ivysaur to turn around and attack Team Rocket instead. At this point, it was officially mentioned that these Pokémon belonged to the instructor because he was the one who trained them.

Ivysaur's only known move is Vine Whip.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Tara Jayne
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Charizard
Charizard
Charizard is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the third Pokémon used by James for the final portion of his exam.

James of Team Rocket sent it out along with Ivysaur to battle the instructor's Graveler. However, since two against one was against the rules, James was expelled on the spot. He later used Charizard to attack the instructor with Flamethrower but the instructor ordered Charizard to attack Team Rocket instead. At this point, it was officially mentioned that these Pokémon belonged to the instructor. 

Charizard's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Graveler
Graveler
Graveler is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was used by the instructor to battle against James's Pikachu. Pikachu used Thunderbolt but because Graveler was a Ground-type, Thunderbolt proved to be useless. It then retaliated with Tackle and knocked Pikachu unconscious.

Graveler's only known move is Tackle.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Vaporeon is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the third and last Pokémon used by the instructor in his match against Ash's Meowth. Ash's Meowth used Fury Swipes but Vaporeon countered with Ice Beam in order to freeze Ash's Meowth and thus ending the battle.

Vaporeon's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Rachael Lillis
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Jolteon
Jolteon
Jolteon is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the first Pokémon used by the instructor in his battle against Ash, used to face Ash's Arbok. Jolteon first started the battle with Agility but was stopped in its tracks by Arbok's Glare. When Arbok used Wrap, however, it was punctured by Jolteon's spikes and was thus sent hopping back in pain. Jolteon then used Thunder to fry Arbok and thus ending the battle.

Jolteon's known moves are Agility and Thunder.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Flareon
Flareon
Flareon is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the second Pokémon used by the instructor in his battle against Ash, used to face Ash's Weezing. Flareon started the battle with Flamethrower but Weezing successfully dodged the attack. It then used Flamethrower again to counter Weezing's Smog attack but the explosion caused by the collision sent Flareon reeling back. Flareon then tried to use Leer but it was unable to penetrate Weezing's SmokeScreen. It was then defeated by a Tackle from Weezing.

Flareon's known moves are Flamethrower and Leer.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Charmander
Charmander
Charmander is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. The instructor sent it out to battle Nurse Joy's Squirtle, but it was easily defeated by Squirtle's Water Gun and Skull Bash attacks.

None of Charmander's moves are known.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Michael Haigney
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Squirtle
Squirtle
Squirtle is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was used by Nurse Joy to battle against the instructor's Charmander. It quickly defeated Charmander using first a Water Gun and then a Skull Bash attack.

Squirtle's known moves are Water Gun and Skull Bash.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart

Temporary

Team Rocket's Meowth
Meowth
Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

The league instructor first took a liking to Meowth when he noticed that it could talk. He sent a Poké Ball at Meowth but it was knocked back by James's Ivysaur's Vine Whip. During the explosion caused by Ash's Weezing's Explosion that sent Team Rocket blasting off, his Meowth was accidentally switched with Team Rocket's Meowth. Todd Snap found him and gave it to the instructor, at which point the switch-up was evident.

Meowth's known moves under the league instructor's command are Fury Swipes, Scratch, and Bite.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Adam Blaustein

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi
English Ted Lewis
European Spanish Daniel Sánchez

Trivia


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