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Virgil
バージル Virgil
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Virgil
Gender Male
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Jeff (father), Davy (brother)
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
English voice actor
Japanese voice actor Yūki Kaji

Virgil (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 Davy.

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.

Years later, he witnesses Ash and Iris falling off a cliff while climbing on a mountain full of rocks to get around. He saves them using the help from his Espeon. This was when he found Ash, Iris and Cilan during their journey to Vertress City, where Ash was going to participate in the Pokémon League tournament. After becoming friends with them, Virgil took them to his house when the group wanted to see all of the evolutions of Eevee. While explaining to the group about the origins of obtaining the Eevee family, an emergency alarm goes off regarding a situation relating with the Cryogonal. Davy flies a helicopter, telling Virgil about a situation going on at a dam and he should go to Jeff for the details. Davy disallowed Virgil to come with him as he knows that Virgil would cause trouble. Even though Virgil promised that he wouldn't this time, he was told to stay behind in case of another mission.

Virgil, with the Vertress Championship Trophy

He goes to Jeff in his office and asks him about where Davy was going. After Jeff tells him the details regarding the mission, he notices on the monitor that Davy was trapped inside the building of a dam. Virgil, along with the group, head to the dam while Jeff stays behind in his office. When he arrived at the reservoir taken over by wild Cryogonal, he was able to get inside the building with the help of his Pokémon. He navigates the building using Umbreon's Flash and goes to a generator. He deduces the fact that the batteries were low on the generator which was the result of the power outage. Ash and Virgil worked to gether to get the generator up and running with the help of their Electric-type Pokémon. While they got outside, they get attacked by a Cryogonal. Ash stalls one of them while Virgil goes off to rescue Davy. However, he gets attacked by two Cryogonal. Three more Cryogonal chase Ash, his friends, and Pignite. Virgil has his Pokémon attack them but is stopped by Davy when he reveals that a Cryogonal was stuck inside the pipes of the building. With the Cryogonal reunited with the five of them, they fly off. Virgil and Davy work together to melt the ice in the reservoir of the dam. Later, Virgil revealed that he intended to enter the Unova League, making him another one of Ash's rivals.

Virgil's Team Eevee

He reappeared in Curtain Up, Unova League! 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 Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, and he won, allowing him to move onto the next round. In Lost at the League!, 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 Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, 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 finals of the conference. At last, he battled Dino in the finals 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, Davy.

Character

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.

Virgil was known to be overconfident when he was Ash's age, often getting himself into trouble as seen during the flashback of him in a dark forest.

Pokémon

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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, as seen with Flareon mostly. Eevee was the eighth of her kind that Virgil caught and the only one who didn't evolve.

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
English 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 Lost at the League!, 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 finals.

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 Curtain Up, Unova League!, 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 Lost at the League!, Umbreon helped Virgil to calm down a wild Garbodor and Trubbish.

In Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, 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 his 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 Lost at the League!, 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!

Used

Virgil's Klinklang

Davy's Klinklang
Klinklang (×2)
The family owns two Klinklang to power up helicopters used for their rescue missions. Each one of them are used as propellers.

None of Klinklang's moves are known.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!

In the ranch

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Bouffalant
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Mareep
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Zebstrika
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Blitzle

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.
  • The gender ratio in Virgil's team is the same gender ratio of Eevee and its evolved forms in the games, with only one out of eight being female.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese バージル Virgil Possibly from vigilant.
English Virgil Same as Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 巴吉爾 Bají'ěr Transliteration of his Japanese name.


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