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- 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.
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:
The Poké Dude is the grandson of the old man in Viridian City who taught the player how to catch Pokémon in Generation I, and gives the Teachy TV in Generation III.
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.
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.