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アーシア島の長老 Earthia Island Elder
OI Tobias.png
Gender Male
Hometown Shamouti Island
Region Orange Islands
Anime debut The Power of One
English voice actor Norman Altman
Japanese voice actor Chikao Ōtsuka

Tobias (Japanese: アーシア島の長老 Earthia Island Elder) is a character from The Power of One. He is an elder of the natives of Shamouti Island.


Tobias in his festival costume.

Tobias is the one who informs Ash Ketchum and his friends of the ancient prophesy regarding the Legendary Birds and the guardian of the seas, Lugia. Like Carol and Melody, he doesn't take the island tradition that seriously. He whispers to Ash: "It's just for the tourists!"

Tobias and Carol stay on Shamouti while Ash and Maren, and eventually Misty, Tracey, and Melody, set out to collect the three orbs of Fire, Ice, and Lightning to fulfill the prophecy.

Tobias is last seen with Carol and the other islanders waving goodbye to Maren and her passengers.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 大塚周夫 Chikao Ōtsuka
English Norman Altman
European Spanish Roberto Cuenca Martínez


  • This character's name is not mentioned in either the original Japanese or the English dub. However, varying sources, such as the Pokémon the Movie 2000 Trading Cards released by Topps and the subtitles on the Polish DVD of the movie, suggest that his name, at least in English, is Tobias.

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