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Eusine

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Eusine
ミナキ Minaki
HeartGold SoulSilver Eusine.png
Artwork from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Eye color Crystal blue
Hair color Dark blond
Hometown Celadon City
Region Kanto
Relatives Unseen grandfather
Trainer class Mystery Man
Generation II, IV
Games Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver
Anime debut For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll
English voice actor Ed Paul
Dan Green (The Legend of Thunder!)
Japanese voice actor Shinji Kawada

Eusine (Japanese: ミナキ Minaki; Eugene in The Legend of Thunder!) is a researcher and expert in the legendary beasts. For ten years he has chased Suicune, the embodiment of the North Wind, but to no avail. He is one of the only characters in the games to have the Trainer class Mystery Man, the other being Ardos when the player watches him battle Zook. In Generation II, the class was named Mysticalman (though it retained the Japanese name: なぞのせいねん Mysterious Man) and was truly unique.

In the games

Eusine first appears in Pokémon Crystal. He is first seen researching the Burned Tower, together with Morty. Later, he battles the player in Cianwood City, just north of the Pokémon Seer, after seeing Suicune escaping from the town, hoping that by battling the player he will earn Suicune's respect as a Trainer. After Suicune has been caught in the Tin Tower, he returns to his hometown, Celadon City, and can be found in Celadon Pokémon Center waiting for the player to catch all three legendary beasts. After this is accomplished, Eusine will return to the Tin Tower and wait for the player to summon Ho-Oh.

Eusine also appears in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, in which his storyline is almost identical at first but differs in the end. In these games, Eusine follows Suicune to Kanto, chasing it around and ultimately to its final destination — Cerulean Cape. Before the player can catch Suicune, he/she must see it along with Eusine at Burned Tower, Cianwood City, Route 42, Vermilion City, and Route 14 in that order before being able to catch it at Cerulean Cape. It is revealed in these games that when Eusine was young, he was told stories about Suicune by his grandfather, who is very knowledgeable about Johto's folklore. Despite this, Eusine never mentions the Bell Tower or Ho-Oh in these games, nor is his hometown stated to be Celadon City.

Pokémon

Pokémon Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver



Quotes

Pokémon Crystal

Burned Tower

  • When first met
"My name's Eusine. I'm on the tail of a Pokémon named Suicune. And you are? <player>? Glad to meet you! I heard rumors that Suicune is in this Burned Tower, so I came to look. But where exactly could it be?"
  • After Suicune has fled
"I dug a hole here, too… I was shocked! Suicune raced by like a blur, right in front of my eyes! For ten years I chased Suicune, and I finally got to see it. I'm all choked up! <player>, I owe this all to you! Thank you! I heard that the legendary Pokémon of Ecruteak test chosen humans by allowing them to get close. I'm going to track Suicune. <player>, let's meet again! Farewell!"

Cianwood City

  • Before battle
"Yo, <player>. Wasn't that Suicune just now? I only caught a quick glimpse, but I thought I saw Suicune running on the waves. Suicune is beautiful and grand. And it races through towns and roads at simply awesome speeds. It's wonderful… I want to see Suicune up close… I've decided. I'll battle you as a trainer to earn Suicune's respect! Come on, <player>! Let's battle now!"
  • Being defeated
"I hate to admit it, but you win."
  • After being defeated
"You're amazing, <player>! No wonder Pokémon gravitate to you. I get it now. I'm going to keep searching for Suicune. I'm sure we'll see each other again. See you around!"

Tin Tower

  • After catching Suicune
"Awesome! Too awesome, even! I've never seen a battle that great. That was truly inspiring to see. Suicune was tough, but you were even more incredible, <player>. I hear Suicune's mystic power summons a rainbow-colored Pokémon. Maybe, just maybe, what went on today will cause that Pokémon to appear. I'm going to study the legends more. Thanks for showing me that fantastic battle. Later, <player>!!"

Celadon City

  • Before catching Entei and Raikou
"Hi! I'm back visiting my hometown. It's been quite a while. Oh, by the way, <player>. Have you caught the legendary Pokémon Raikou and Entei…………… Okay… If you catch even one, I hope that you'll inform me. I'm counting on you, <player>!"
  • After Entei and Raikou have been caught
"<player>, have you heard? There have been fresh rumors of a rainbow-colored Pokémon appearing at Tin Tower. I've just had my party healed, so now I'm headed to Ecruteak. I'll be seeing you, <player>!"

Tin Tower

  • After encountering Ho-Oh
"I knew it. I knew you'd get to see the Pokémon of rainbow colors, <player>. It happened just as I envisioned. My research isn't bad, I might say. I'm going to keep studying Pokémon to become a famous Pokémaniac!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Burned Tower

  • When first met
"My name's Eusine. I'm on the tail of a Pokémon named Suicune. And you are…? <player>? Glad to meet you! I heard rumors that Suicune is in this Burned Tower, so I came to look. But where exactly could it be?"
  • If talked to again
"There seems to be more than meets the eye with you…"
  • After Suicune has fled
"I dug a hole here, too... I was shocked! Suicune raced by like a blur, right in front of my eyes! For ten years I chased Suicune, and I finally got to see it. I'm all choked up! Player, I owe this all to you! Thank you! I heard that the legendary Pokémon of Ecruteak test chosen humans by allowing them to get close. I'm going to track Suicune. <player>, let's meet again! Farewell!"

Cianwood City

  • Before battle
"Yo, <player>. Wasn't that Suicune just now? I only caught a quick glimpse, but I thought I saw Suicune running on the waves. Suicune is beautiful and grand. And it races through towns and roads at simply awesome speeds. It's wonderful… I want to see Suicune up close.… I've decided. I'll battle you as a trainer to earn Suicune's respect! Come on, <player>! Let's battle now!"
  • Being defeated
"I hate to admit it, but you win."
  • If the player is defeated
"All right! Suicune, were you watching us?"
  • After being defeated
"You're amazing, <player>! No wonder Pokémon gravitate to you. I get it now. I'm going to keep searching for Suicune. I'm sure we'll see each other again. See you around!"

Burned Tower

"By the way... It was clear to me that Suicune took notice of your presence. Ecruteak's legendary Pokémon are said to come to people only when they recognize their talents. Perhaps I should be more aggressive toward Suicune…"

Route 42

"Suicune… How brave it is! How refreshing it is! How beautiful it is! And how quickly it moves! <Player>, you seem to be around where Suicune would appear. Well, that's OK. My desire to search for Suicune is far beyond yours... My grandpa was…quite into myths. I've heard so many stories about Suicune from him. Suicune… I won't stop following you until I've found out what you're after… You hear me!"

Vermilion City

"That was so close! I thought I could corner it by ambushing it here… But running on the water… is beyond me. Still, I am starting to see a pattern. Suicune prefers water! That means… Sorry, <player>, I've got to go!"

Route 14

"<Player>! Not again! I'll be there first next time! Having followed it here, I'm starting to understand what Suicune is after. To be honest, I would like to keep this information to myself. But I want to be an honest Trainer in front of Suicune! That's why I am sharing a clue with you. It seems that... ...Suicune prefers a hilly place near water... ..Somewhere north. I don't know exactly where, yet. It will be just you and me! Who'll find it first? I challenge you!"

Cerulean Cape

"Puff, puff… I am…no match for you. …As I predicted. ……………… …Go ahead. Since I met you in the Burned Tower at Ecruteak City, I've sort of known that Suicune would choose you."
"Take a look at it! Suicune is waiting for you! It has been waiting for a battle with a worthy Trainer to whom it can entrust itself!"
  • After capturing or defeating Suicune
"<player>… You two are truly amazing… I have never seen a battle this intense! I have no regrets… Farewell, Suicune! Farewell…<player>!"

Artwork

Crystal Eusine.png
Official artwork from
Crystal

Sprites

Spr C Eusine.png Spr HGSS Eusine.png
Sprite from
Crystal
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Youngster II OD.png Eusine OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Crystal
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the anime

Eusine in the anime

In the anime episode For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, he was portrayed as being a proud and arrogant person with a slight superiority complex and exhibiting an obsession with Suicune, challenging Ash for daring to say that he had met the legendary beast. This might just have been a form of jealousy on his part, for Ash had also seen Ho-Oh as well, while he had yet to encounter any himself. In the same episode, when he finally saw Suicune, he tried to catch it partially for ego gratification, ironically making him no better than the people who he had mentioned were unworthy for it. However, for some reason when he appeared in The Legend of Thunder! he mentioned Suicune only once, and then only in reference to the other beasts. This is only in the Japanese version, however.

In The Legend of Thunder!, he assisted Jimmy, Marina, and Vincent in their battle against Attila and Hun. Marina fell for him because he wore a cape, though he does not allow anyone to touch said cape. Eusine is also much differently portrayed here than in his original appearance. He acts as an elderly father-like supervisor to the children and is quite calm in most situations, even when Jimmy and Vincent were panicking over Marina being kidnapped. He also drove a red SUV which was accidentally destroyed by Raikou during the final battle with Team Rocket.

He is apparently very close friends with Morty, who is also an expert on the Ecruteak legends. Morty acts as Eusine's voice of reason, trying to convince him to calm down and ease up, but to no avail. When Eusine left suddenly at the end of the episode, Morty's lack of surprise indicates that this has happened before. Eusine is also good friends with fellow researcher Kudo and is sometimes described as a "Champion Scientist".

Pokémon

This listing is of Eusine's Pokémon in the Pokémon anime:

Eusine's Alakazam
Alakazam
Eusine first used his Alakazam when he was about to have a battle with Ash, but the battle was called out due to the Bug Pokémon covering the town with their strings. Later Eusine attempted to use Alakazam in order to protect Ash and his friends from the attacks of several wild Pokémon, but the attacks came through and stopped Alakazam. When Eusine tried to catch Suicune, he sent his Alakazam against the Aurora Pokémon. However, Alakazam was soon forced to return back into its Poké Ball by the effect of Suicune's Roar.

In The Legend of Thunder! Eusine used his Alakazam to battle against Attila and Hun's Steelix and Skarmory.

Alakazam's known moves are Reflect, Disable, Confusion and Psybeam.

Debut For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Eric Stuart

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川田紳司 Shinji Kawada
English Ed Paul (EP227)
Dan Green (TLoT)
Polish Arkadiusz Detmer
Brazilian Portuguese Mauro Eduardo
European Spanish David Robles (EP227)
Eduardo del Hoyo (TLoT)

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Eusine in the ninth chapter

In Pokémon Adventures he is quite the showoff, especially towards women, performing flashy magic tricks and even giving out autographed pictures of himself. He flies around on a Jumpluff. He seems to be a close friend of Morty's, as the Gym Leader is helping him in the hunt for Suicune.

He is first seen being spoken of by Morty in Misdreavus Misgivings, who states that Eusine had him use his powers to try to find Suicune, to no avail. After Morty is defeated by Suicune he contacts Eusine, who goes off to catch it himself. During his hunt he runs into Crystal, and accidentally shocks Archy with his Electrode, proclaiming them rivals, and disappears. He then visits an old couple in the MooMoo Farm and tricks them into giving him Moomoo Milk by "curing" their Miltank. However Crystal followed him and revealed that Eusine really put a berry in its mouth and tricked the nice couple, to which Eusine doesn't seem to care. They then encounter what seems to be Suicune, which turns out to really just be a Ditto sent by Team Rocket to distract them while the Rocket members in charge rushed to capture the real Suicune. The two of them were able escape the Ditto upon defeating it, and let Suicune escape. Eusine defeated the Team Rocket Elite Trio by using a decoy (acquiring the Clear Bell in the process), and shows up volumes later to save Misty and Suicune from the Masked Man's Gastly. He was hoping that, with Misty injured, Suicune may choose him as its new partner, but it chose Crystal instead, and soon left her ownership.

Much later, in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Silver meets Eusine at the Johto Safari Zone before they are ambushed by Petrel. He sold crudely drawn pictures of Suicune around the town.

Pokémon

Eusine's Jumpluff
Jumpluff
Eusine mainly relies on Jumpluff for flight transportation.

Jumpluff's known moves are Leech Seed, Reflect and Cotton Spore.

Debut Jumping Jumpluff
Eusine's Electrode
Electrode
While Crystal was searching for Suicune, Electrode accidentally shocks her Archy instead of the Pokémon Eusine wanted. Electrode has become Eusine's main battling Pokémon used in certain situations such as defeating Team Rocket.

None of Electrode's moves are known.

Debut Jumping Jumpluff
Eusine's Haunter
Haunter
During the big battle, Eusine brought out Haunter to try to rescue Suicune.

None of Haunter's moves are known.

Debut The Last Battle V

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Eusine in the Golden Boys manga

In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Eusine is first seen coming to Cianwood Gym and trying to retrieve a Pikachu from Gold. It turns out that this Pikachu was actually a messenger sent from future by Eusine and Bill to guide the present Eusine to legendary Pokémon using a special learning device attached to it. Gold wanted to battle with Eusine for that Pikachu, but Chuck, the leader of Cianwood Gym told them to battle next day. Gold and his Croconaw beat Eusine's Hypno and Gold won the battle, so Pikachu could stay with him. This caused Eusine to search for legendary Pokémon alone.

Later, Black unsealed the Black Tyranitar, Cianwood's legendary Pokémon who used to wreak havoc in the Johto region. Eusine was one of the people who helped Gold fighting the Black Tyranitar.

Pokémon

On hand
Eusine's Hypno
Hypno
Eusine sent out Hypno against Gold's Croconaw as Gold wanted to have a battle with him for the Pikachu sent from the future. Hypno was beaten by Croconaw.

Hypno's known moves are Hypnosis, DynamicPunch, and Disable.

Debut Farewell To Pikachu?!
Eusine's Haunter
Haunter
Eusine sent out Haunter for the battle against the Black Tyranitar.
Debut Let's Fight For The Future!!
Eusine's Electrode
Electrode
Eusine sent out Electrode for the battle against the Black Tyranitar.
Debut Let's Fight For The Future!!
Released
Eusine's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Gold's Pikachu

Eusine sent Pikachu from the future to the time that Gold battled with Falkner. Pikachu ended up being in Gold's team.

Debut The Legendary Pokémon Appears!

Trivia

  • In The Legend of Thunder!, Eusine was mistakenly called "Eugene".
  • His HeartGold and SoulSilver artwork adds several diamond shaped patterns to his clothes, which resemble those seen on the body of Suicune.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ミナキ Minaki From 水晶 suishō, crystal. 水 can be read mina, 晶 can be read aki.
May also be from kimi, which can be read as kun as a possible reference to Suicune.
English, French,
Spanish
Eusine Similar to Suicune.
English, Spanish
(LoT-only)
Eugene Corruption of "Eusine".
German Eusin Corruption of "Eusine".
Italian Eugenius Possibly a corruption of "Eugene".
Korean 수호 Suho *
미나키 Minaki *
From 수호 (守護), meaning "guard", "protection".
Hangulization of his Japanese name.
Chinese
(Taiwan)
米那君 Mǐnàjūn *
南其 Nánqí *
南木 Nánmù *
Partial transliteration of his Japanese name. 君 comes from Suicune's Chinese name, 水君 (Shuǐjūn).
May come from 南 minami and 其 ki
From 南木 minaki.
Chinese
(Mainland China)
米那君 Mǐnàjūn Same as Taiwanese name.
Chinese
(Cantonese)
米拿基 Máihnàhgēi Pure phonetic transliteration of his Japanese name.

Mysticalman

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Mystique
Germany Flag.png German Mystiker
Italy Flag.png Italian Uomomito
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Místico

Mystery Man

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Mec Mystère
Germany Flag.png German Mystiker
Italy Flag.png Italian Fantallen.
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수수께끼 청년 Susukkekki Cheongnyeon
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Místico



Non-player characters in the core series games
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurt
CarrieMaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterDragon Clan ElderLiWilmaPrimoJetDudeMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsName RaterFelicityTealaCameron


Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon


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