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Raoul Contesta

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Raoul Contesta
コンテスタ Contesta
Raoul Contesta.png
Raoul Contesta
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn, Kanto, Sinnoh
Anime debut All Things Bright and Beautifly!
English voice actor Mike Pollock
(AG013-AG144, DP161-present)
Craig Blair
Japanese voice actor Kōichi Sakaguchi

Raoul Contesta (Japanese: コンテスタ Contesta), often referred to as Mr. Contesta, is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is one of the judges of Pokémon Contests, along with Mr. Sukizo and Nurse Joy.


Contesta is the main Contest judge, and also the Chief of the Pokémon Activities Committee. He is usually the first one to comment on the Pokémon, and the one who offers advice to the Coordinators.

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, Contesta helped look for the Ribbon Cup, which had been stolen by Brodie.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 坂口候一 Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Mike Pollock (AG035-AG144) (DP161-present)
Craig Blair (AG151-DP155)
German Gerhard Acktun
Korean 장광 Jang Gwang
Polish Jacek Kałucki (AG035)
Janusz Wituch (DP011-DP027, DP053-DP104, DP146, DP158-present)
Cezary Kwieciński (DP049)
Marek Robaczewski (DP114-DP123, DP155)
Brazilian Portuguese Unknown voice actor (AG035)
Nestor Chiesse (AG051)
Raul Schlosser (AG091-AG116)
Robson Silva (AG119-present)
Spanish Latin America Victor Delgado (AG035-AG166)
José Vilchis (AG078)
Gabriel Gama (AG151)
Unknown voice actor (AG174-DP054)
Roberto Mendiola (DP061-DP095)
Roberto Carrillo (DP114-present)
Spain José Escobosa
Alfredo Martínez (AG160)
Eduardo del Hoyo (DP155)


  • In the English dub of the anime, Contesta is the second character to regain his original voice actor following the voice actor switch, the first being Giovanni.
    • Both of these characters were voiced by Craig Blair before regaining their original voice actors.


Language Name Origin
Japanese コンテスタ Contesta From contest.
English Raoul Contesta From his Japanese name.
Spanish Mariano* / Raoul Contesta
Chinese 康肯斯坦 Kāngkěnsītǎn Transliteration of his Japanese name.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockCroagunkTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAliana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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