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Ethan (anime)

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If you are looking for Ethan's counterpart who appeared in the anime, see Jimmy.

Ethan

Ethan (Japanese: フォード Ford) is a character of the day in the anime who appeared in the episode Get Along, Little Pokémon.

Ethan lives on Mandarin Island South. He owns several Magnemite, which are used to supply power to local towns when they have power failures. He also has a Jolteon, which helps to round them up. All of the Magnemite were loyal to him, except for one nicknamed Number 6, which he referred to as his "black sheep."

While battling with Team Rocket, both Ethan and his Jolteon were injured. At the same time, a local town suffered a power failure, and the Pokémon Center needed power to help the sick Pokémon. Ash volunteered to take the Magnemite to the town to restore the power.

On his way there, he encountered Team Rocket again, who were making themselves covered in static electricity to attract the Magnemite to them. Seeing its friends were in danger, Number 6 came to their rescue, and in the process, evolved into Magneton. After sending Team Rocket blasting off, Ash was able to reach the town safely and restore power.

Pokémon

Number 6

Number 6
Number 6
Number 6 (Japanese: 6番 No. 6) is one of Ethan's Pokémon that is used to store and power local towns with electricity, but it was not loyal like the others. It is identifiable due to its uniquely bent magnets. It first appeared as a Magnemite with the group in Ethan's care. When they were set free to relax, all of the Magnemite went off in different directions. But later, when the Magnemite were all rallied back together thanks to Ethan's Jolteon which used its electricity to attract them, Number 6 wandered off, but was soon corralled by Jolteon. Ethan explains that Number 6 is the "black sheep" and frequently wanders off.

Later, after Ethan is hurt by Team Rocket, Ash is tasked with bringing the Magnemite to the next town. However, none of the Magnemite obey Ash and wander off. Pikachu manages to do Jolteon's job and brings all the Magnemite back, except Number 6. Ash finds it near a stream but Team Rocket are also there. They use static electricity to pull all of the Magnemite, including Number 6, which Ash is still holding onto. Pikachu attempts to corral the Magnemite back from Team Rocket, but the power of the static is too great. Seeing how hard Pikachu is fighting for the Magnemite, Number 6 collides with Team Rocket's electric ray and Pikachu's Thunderbolt absorbing both and freeing its fellow Magnemite. Suddenly it evolves into a Magneton and sends Team Rocket blasting off.

Number 6's known moves are Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt.

Debut Get Along, Little Pokémon
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Ethan's Magnemite
Magnemite (multiple)
Ethan owns multiple Magnemite which absorb lightning from storms, and supply electricity to local towns. They are named using numbers. They first appeared when they were absorbing electricity from a storm, nearly zapping Ash and his friends. They took a liking to Ash's Pikachu, smothering it and zapping Ash in the process. They are later seen absorbing another lighting storm in the night. The next day they are caught by Team Rocket using a giant magnet, but with the help of Ash's Pikachu, they are saved. When they scatter about, Jolteon corrals the group, but when it is hurt, Pikachu takes over. They are all very loyal to Ethan except one, Number 6.

Later, they are captured again by Team Rocket using static electricity, but are soon freed by Number 6.

Magnemite's known moves are Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt.

Debut Get Along, Little Pokémon
Voice actors
Japanese (various)
English Eric Stuart (all)
Ethan's Jolteon
Jolteon
Ethan's Jolteon herd Ethan's Magnemite. It first appeared herding Magnemite which were absorbing electricity from a lightning storm. The next day Jolteon is captured along with Pikachu by Team Rocket. Jolteon then uses Pin Missile, successfully setting it and Pikachu free. It then tries to control the group of Magnemite with a Thunder Wave and frees the Magnemite, but while focusing on freeing the Magnemite, it is attacked and hurt by Jessie's Arbok. When Ash goes on ahead with the Magnemite, due to its injury, Jolteon stays behind.

Jolteon's known moves are Pin Missile and Thunder Wave.

Debut Get Along, Little Pokémon
Ethan's Tauros
Tauros (×2)
Ethan has two Tauros which pull his wagon so he can traverse Mandarin Island South. They first appeared giving Ash and his friends shelter from the Magnemite. After the attack by Team Rocket, one stays with the wagon, while the other is ridden by Ash as he travels to the next town with Ethan's Magnemite.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut Get Along, Little Pokémon

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 有本欽隆 Kinryū Arimoto
English Nathan Price
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Krzysztof Zakrzewski
Brazilian Portuguese Daoiz Cabezudo
European Spanish Juan Antonio Arroyo

Trivia

  • Ethan's name and appearance is based on the character Ethan Edwards from the 1956 western classic The Searchers, starring legendary action hero John Wayne, who played Ethan Edwards in the film. Ethan's Japanese name, フォード Ford, is a homage to the legendary director of The Searchers, John Ford. But unlike Wayne's character in the western classic, who is a rugged, despicable anti-hero, Ethan is kind and gentle.


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