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[[Image:EP004 007.jpg|thumb|right|220px|Samurai]]Samurai appeared in one episode of the anime. He is the very first [[character of the day]] in the entire anime. His Japanese voice actor is ゆきじ ''Yukiji'' and his English voice actor is [[Jimmy Zoppi]].
 
[[Image:EP004 007.jpg|thumb|right|220px|Samurai]]Samurai appeared in one episode of the anime. He is the very first [[character of the day]] in the entire anime. His Japanese voice actor is ゆきじ ''Yukiji'' and his English voice actor is [[Jimmy Zoppi]].
   
Samurai's [[character of the day|sole appearance]] came in ''[[EP004|Challenge of the Samurai]]''. Ash and [[Misty]] were traveling through Viridian Forest, and Ash intended to catch more Pokémon. He was just about to catch a {{p|Weedle}} when Samurai jumped out of the bushes and threatened him with his sword, demanding to know if Ash was from [[Pallet Town]]. Samurai challenged Ash to a battle, having already lost to {{Gary}} and the other two trainers from Pallet.
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Samurai's sole appearance came in ''[[EP004|Challenge of the Samurai]]''. Ash and [[Misty]] were traveling through Viridian Forest, and Ash intended to catch more Pokémon. He was just about to catch a {{p|Weedle}} when Samurai jumped out of the bushes and threatened him with his sword, demanding to know if Ash was from [[Pallet Town]]. Samurai challenged Ash to a battle, having already lost to {{Gary}} and the other two trainers from Pallet.
   
 
In the confusion caused by Samurai's yelling and sword-waving, the Weedle escaped. Samurai insulted Ash, saying that he is a "bad Trainer". Because of this, they started a battle. Samurai's powerful {{p|Pinsir}} knocked out [[Ash's Pidgeotto]], but [[Ash's Metapod]] used {{m|Harden}} to damage Pinsir's pincers. Samurai sent out his own Metapod, and the two Pokémon, being unable of using any move besides Harden, were locked in a complete stalemate for hours.
 
In the confusion caused by Samurai's yelling and sword-waving, the Weedle escaped. Samurai insulted Ash, saying that he is a "bad Trainer". Because of this, they started a battle. Samurai's powerful {{p|Pinsir}} knocked out [[Ash's Pidgeotto]], but [[Ash's Metapod]] used {{m|Harden}} to damage Pinsir's pincers. Samurai sent out his own Metapod, and the two Pokémon, being unable of using any move besides Harden, were locked in a complete stalemate for hours.

Revision as of 04:28, 8 March 2010

Samurai (Japanese: サムライ Samurai) is a young boy who lives in Viridian Forest and dresses up in samurai armor. He specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon and carries around a sword and a bug-catching net. He may have been inspired by the Bug Catchers in the Pokémon games.

He is notable as the first character of the day and the first Trainer Ash had a fair Pokémon battle against.

In the anime

Samurai appeared in one episode of the anime. He is the very first character of the day in the entire anime. His Japanese voice actor is ゆきじ Yukiji and his English voice actor is Jimmy Zoppi.

Samurai's sole appearance came in Challenge of the Samurai. Ash and Misty were traveling through Viridian Forest, and Ash intended to catch more Pokémon. He was just about to catch a Weedle when Samurai jumped out of the bushes and threatened him with his sword, demanding to know if Ash was from Pallet Town. Samurai challenged Ash to a battle, having already lost to Gary and the other two trainers from Pallet.

In the confusion caused by Samurai's yelling and sword-waving, the Weedle escaped. Samurai insulted Ash, saying that he is a "bad Trainer". Because of this, they started a battle. Samurai's powerful Pinsir knocked out Ash's Pidgeotto, but Ash's Metapod used Harden to damage Pinsir's pincers. Samurai sent out his own Metapod, and the two Pokémon, being unable of using any move besides Harden, were locked in a complete stalemate for hours.

Their match was interrupted by a Beedrill swarm, apparently angered by Ash's attack of the Weedle earlier. The Beedrill snatched Ash's Metapod and flew off. The trio hid in Samurai's cabin, where the boy continued to berate and insult Ash, saying that Ash is not a good trainer to his Pokémon, now for how he didn't immediately help Metapod when the Beedrill attacked.

Samurai did, however, gain respect for Ash when he used his newly evolved Butterfree to put the Beedrill to sleep by using Sleep Powder.

At the end of the episode, Ash, Misty, and Samurai say good-bye, and the two boys say that they will battle again some day.

He made a cameo appearance with his Pinsir in the second opening theme, The Rivals, and its English dub counterpart, Pokémon World.

Pokémon

This listing is of Samurai's known Pokémon:

Samurai's Pinsir
Pinsir
Pinsir was the first Pokémon Samurai used in his match against Ash. It was able to defeat Pidgeotto easily with Tackle, but when it tried to break Ash's Metapod in half with its pincers, Metapod used Harden and the attack backfired.

Through flashback, it is known that Samurai also used Pinsir to battle the Charmander and Bulbasaur that Professor Oak gave to the other Trainers from Pallet Town, and lost.

Debut Challenge of the Samurai
Samurai's Metapod
Metapod
After Pinsir's failure against Ash's Metapod, Samurai sent out his own Metapod. Since neither Pokémon could use any move other than Harden, both trainers ordered their Pokémon to harden again and again for several hours, until they had to stop their battle.

Through flashback, it is known that Samurai also used Metapod to battle Gary's Squirtle, and lost.

Debut Challenge of the Samurai


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese ゆきじ Yukiji
English Billy Beach
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Samurai also makes an appearance in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. Samurai, along with A.J. and Ash, wanted to find the Hidden Village run by Melanie.

Samurai wanted to catch the level 99 Slowpoke and Magikarp rumored to live there.

His manga incarnation is much taller, older, and thinner than the version seen in the anime. His helmet covers his eyes, and he has a predilection for using words like "Verily!"

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