- For the Pokémon Daisuki Club card of the same name, see Poké Dude.
- For the character who teaches players how to catch Pokémon in Generation II, see Dude.
| Poké Dude|
テレビのおにいさん Television Dude
The Poké Dude says hello to his viewers.
|Hometown||Unknown, possibly Viridian City|
|Region||Kanto and Johto|
|Relatives||Old man, Maximo|
|Games||FireRed and LeafGreen, HeartGold and SoulSilver|
The Poké Dude (Japanese: テレビのおにいさん Television Dude), known as Primo (Japanese: ハジメ Hajime) in HeartGold and SoulSilver, is the host of the Poké Dude Show available on the Teachy TV, which only appears in Generation III. He teaches the player:
- how to battle
- how to catch Pokémon
- what type matchups are
- what a status ailment is
- what TMs are
- how to register an item
The Poké Dude also appears in HeartGold and SoulSilver, where he is called Primo. Primo can be found in Violet City's Pokémon Center. If the player tells him a secret combination of words there, he will give him or her a new wallpaper for their Boxes. Primo may also participate in the Pokéathlon's Supreme Cup in the Power Course with his Machamp, Rhydon, and Granbull.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Poké Dude or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
|Poké Dude||T||-||Unnumbered Promotional cards (no English release)|
At the start of the show:
Hey, all you Trainers out there! HELLO, TRAINERS! ...Come on, let me hear you! HELLO, TRAINERS! It's me, the Poké Dude!
Before moving to a particular aspect of the show:
All righty, here goes! Keep your eyes glued to the super Poké Dude Show!
At the end of the show:
Remember, Trainers, a good deed a day brings happiness to stay!
The Teachy TV menu screen.
The Teachy TV logo is displayed at the start of each show.
Poké Dude teaches by engaging battles with wild Pokémon.
- Hironobu Yoshida once performed in a live-action version of Teachy TV, dressing up as the Poké Dude to present it. Depictions of him in various poses form the basis for the illustration for the Poké Dude promotional card.
- Aside from Gym Leaders, the Poké Dude is one of few NPCs shown to possess TMs. He is the only NPC shown to possess a TM Case, though it is natural to assume that other Trainers also own TM Cases.
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|