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Virgil

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Virgil
バージル Virgil
Virgil.png
Virgil
Gender Male
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Jeff (father), Davey (brother)
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Team Eevee and the Pokemon Rescue Squad!
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Yūki Kaji

(Japanese: バージル Virgil) is a recurring character who debuted in Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! and a rival of Ash Ketchum. He is a rescue worker, a job which he carries out together with his father Jeff and his older brother Davey.

History

Young Virgil

As a young man, Virgil got lost in a forest with his first Eevee. The Eevee evolved into an Umbreon to help him out of the forest. From that point on, Virgil had gained a greater relationship between him and the Eevee species, training and evolving those that he was acquiring.

Virgil, with the Vertress Championship Trophy

He found Ash, Iris and Cilan during their trajectory to Vertress City, where Ash was currently going to participate in the Pokémon League tournament. After becoming friends with them, Ash and Virgil worked together to solve a problem involving a reservoir taken over by wild Cryogonal. Later, Virgil revealed that he intended to enter the Unova League, making him another one of Ash's rivals.

He reappeared in BW103 to take part in the Vertress Conference. There, he met up with Ash, his friends and all of Ash's other rivals in Unova. In the first round he used his Vaporeon to battle against Ultimo and his Crustle. The battle continued in BW104 and he won, allowing him to move onto the next round. In BW105 he was revealed to have made it through the second round and he was shown defeating a Reuniclus with his Glaceon in the third round, getting Virgil to the last 16 Trainers. In BW106, his Umbreon defeated Flora's Gothitelle in the fourth round, gaining Virgil a place in the quarter-finals.

In BW108, he battled Imotarō in the quarter-finals, whom he defeated, and eliminated from the tournament. In the semi-finals, he battled against Cameron and won again, progressing into the grand final of the conference. At last, he battled Dino in the final and won, becoming the champion of the Vertress Conference. He received the trophy during the closing ceremonies. Afterwards he said farewell to Ash, his friends and his rivals and was then picked up by his brother Davey.

Character

Virgil's Team Eevee

Due to one of his Eevee evolving into Umbreon to help him out of a dark forest, Virgil has been very grateful towards it and caught more Eevee to complete his collection on Eeveelutions, giving him the status as an Eevee Trainer.

Pokémon

In rotation

Virgil's Eevee
Eevee
Eevee is Virgil's main partner who is usually seen outside of her Poké Ball. As the leader of Team Eevee, she would serve as their assistants if they need a method of defense or power-up.

In BW108, Virgil used Eevee off-screen in his Vertress Conference quarter-finals battle against Imotarō and in his finals battle against Dino's Druddigon. Eventually Eevee won, making Virgil the winner of the Conference.

Eevee's known moves are Helping Hand, Protect, Dig, Iron Tail and Trump Card.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
Virgil's Espeon
Eevee → Espeon
Espeon was first seen when he saved Ash and Iris from falling into a cliff by using Psychic. Virgil revealed to the group that he evolved from an Eevee.

In BW105, Espeon used Psychic to save Pikachu, Oshawott, Scraggy, Axew and Emolga after they were sent flying off a cliff by a wild Garbodor.

In BW108, Espeon was seen during Virgil's Vertress Conference battle against Cameron. However, he wasn't seen doing anything on-screen, as he was quickly replaced by Flareon. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's battle against Dino in the final.

Espeon's only known move is Psychic.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Hiromi Igarashi
Virgil's Flareon
Eevee → Flareon
Flareon was known to have evolved from an Eevee. He was sent out to melt the ice caused by the Cryogonal's Ice Beam. Flareon was proven to be very useful when battling them as he had the type-advantage against the Cryogonal when they trapped Virgil, Ash and his friends.

In BW108, Flareon was used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battle against Imotarō in the quarter-finals. Flareon was next seen defeating Cameron's Lucario during the semi-finals of the Vertress Conference, allowing Virgil to move on to the finals. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's battle against Dino in the final.

Flareon's known moves are Flamethrower, Double Team and Fire Blast.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūki Hayashi
Virgil's Vaporeon
Eevee → Vaporeon
Vaporeon was mentioned to have evolved from an Eevee. He was sent out to take care of the Cryogonal as his speed made it easy to evade most of their attacks. 

In BW103, Vaporeon battled Ultimo's Crustle in the first round of the Vertress Conference and won the match in the next episode. He was used off-screen in Virgil's battle against Imotarō in the quarter-finals in BW108.

Vaporeon's known moves are BubbleBeam, Shadow Ball, Hydro Pump and Aurora Beam.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Ryōta Asari
Virgil's Jolteon
Eevee → Jolteon
Virgil sent out Jolteon to handle the Cryogonal. He was also used to create power for a generator. Similar to the other Pokémon on his team, he originated as an Eevee.

He was also used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battles against Imotarō, Cameron and Dino in BW108.

Jolteon's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Hirō Sasaki
Virgil's Eevee

Virgil's Umbreon
Eevee → Umbreon
Umbreon is Virgil's very first Pokémon trained as an Eevee. He was in his possession before evolving when Virgil was younger during the time they were lost in a dark forest. All hope was lost until he evolved into an Umbreon. Using his ability to glow in the dark, Umbreon helped Virgil navigate through the forest by using his glowing rings.

During the present-day, Umbreon used Psychic to help create the key to unlock locked places. Umbreon has been continued to be relied on for lighting up dark places.

In BW105, Umbreon helped Virgil to calm down a wild Garbodor and Trubbish.

In BW106, Umbreon defeated Flora's Gothitelle in the fourth round of the Vertress Conference allowing Virgil to progress to the Top 8. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battles against Cameron and Dino in BW108.

Umbreon's known moves are Flash, Psychic and Shadow Ball.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Sōta Arai
Virgil's Glaceon
Eevee → Glaceon
Glaceon made a brief appearance with the other members of Team Eevee. He used its icy abilities to create a key to unlock locked places. Similar to the other Pokémon on the team, he was mentioned to have originated as an Eevee.

In BW105, Glaceon defeated a Reuniclus in the third round of the Vertress Conference, allowing Virgil to progress to the Top 16. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's quarter-finals battle against Imotarō in BW108.

Glaceon's known moves are Icy Wind, Ice Beam and Blizzard.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Momoko Ōhara
Virgil's Leafeon
Eevee → Leafeon
Leafeon only made a brief appearance when he was seen in line with the other members of Team Eevee. Leafeon was mentioned to have originated as an Eevee.

He was used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battles against Imotarō, Cameron and Dino in BW108.

None of Leafeon's moves are known.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!

Badges

Pokémon League

Virgil has competed in the following Pokémon League competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 梶裕貴 Yūki Kaji

In the games

Oshawott battling against Virgil's Eevee

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Virgil appeared in the Pokémon World Tournament download, which was available for players of the Japanese Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games from December 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013. The tournament was based on the Vertress Conference in the anime, which was conducted under Single Battle rules. Virgil was represented as the Pokémon Ranger Trainer class.



Trivia

  • Virgil is the only one of the seven Unova rivals who does not own any Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
  • Virgil's Vaporeon used BubbleBeam, a move that it can only learn via TM11 in Generation I.
  • Virgil is the only main Unova rival Ash hasn't battled yet.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese バージル Virgil Possibly from vigilant.


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Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorSawyer
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