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Hun
バショウ Bashō
Hun.png
Hun
Gender Male*, Female*
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Member of Team Rocket
Rank High-Ranking Officer
Partner Attila
Anime debut The Legend of Thunder!
English voice actor Veronica Taylor
Japanese voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa

Hun (Japanese: バショウ Bashō) is a member of Team Rocket. He appeared along with his partner, Attila, in The Legend of Thunder!.

Character

Hun and Attila

Hun and Attila both seem somewhat set in their rank, and approach missions casually. They seem to keep their cool even when they lose; in these situations, they calmly retreat. Despite physical stereotypes, Hun is the dominant partner telling Attila to do things that he could do himself. Attila doesn't object or show any signs of aggravation over this role, perhaps because Hun is always polite about it. They never disagree or bicker (unlike other Team Rocket partnerships) and even when frustrated, never take it out on one another. In fact, whenever Attila occasionally expresses worry about something going wrong, Hun quickly assures him that it doesn't matter and that he has a solution. In the original Japanese version of The Legend of Thunder!, Hun stated that he and Attila are from the "Profit Expansion Division."

Hun seems to be exceedingly formal, almost exclusively using the formal tense in the original Japanese version, even when speaking to people he clearly considers below him (such as Jimmy and his friends), as well as his partner, and even his Pokémon. The fact that he refers to his partner by first name only (no suffix), and is not offended by the fact that Attila never uses the formal tense when talking to him, implies that his use of the tense is not due to unfamiliarity, but simply his style of speech.

Hun is exceedingly intelligent, and never seems overwhelmed by any situation, quickly and calmly finding the best solution and acting on it without hesitation. He also seems skilled with computers, and in tracking Pokémon with them, as Attila expressed surprise at his ability to track Raikou down after Jimmy took it to a Pokémon Center. He is usually emotionless and calm, yet occasionally seems shocked or frustrated when complications arise. Additionally, he seems to be a more vindictive as time goes on. Initially he seemed indifferent to the interference of Jimmy and his friends to save Raikou; yet, by the final confrontation, seemed to enjoy ordering Steelix to attack them.

Hun is one of the few members of Team Rocket who ever talks about the beliefs of the group, which he seems to agree with rather strongly. He frequently mentions the fact that Pokémon are only creatures which exist to serve humans. This is consistent with part of the Team Rocket manifesto that states, "All Pokémon exist for the glory of Team Rocket." Yet, he acknowledged Raikou's intelligence, and spoke to it no differently than he did to any of the human characters. It seems that he has accepted that Pokémon are sentient, intelligent creatures, yet still believes they exist only as servants to mankind. Despite this, he does not seem particularly cruel to his own Pokémon, even expressing some concern when his Steelix was knocked down by Raikou (although it is unclear whether or not this is just shock over its defeat).

Hun and Attila can be seen briefly in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, during the narrator's introduction to the world of Pokémon. They are in a holding area with a captured Rayquaza and in the scene before, the Rayquaza could be seen flying as it tried to avoid being shot down by small missiles. This makes Hun and Attila the only Team Rocket characters known to have captured a legendary Pokémon long enough for it to be studied (with the exception of Giovanni's ownership of Mewtwo, which is still different in that Mewtwo was created by Team Rocket, not captured). It is unknown how, when or if Rayquaza escaped.

Relations to other members

Attila has no recorded history with his partner Hun. While the dub of The Legend of Thunder! states that they are new partners, their body language and the familiarity of the behavior towards each other showed that they do have some history together. Additionally, their manner of speech (tenses used, lack of name suffixes etc.) in the original Japanese version also implied closeness. Also in the Japanese version, Attila made a statement about Hun being "as serious as usual," all but confirming the fact this was not the first time they've worked together.

In the dub, the pair took mission orders from Professor Sebastian, but it was implied in the original version that they had never met him before The Legend of Thunder!. Still, in the dub, he seemed to have some kind of friendship with the professor. In the original Japanese version, it seemed fairly clear they have not met before, as he introduced both himself and his partner. Additionally, in contrast to the dub where he was giving orders, in the original Japanese Sebastian stated that Hun and Attila were "the ones in charge," implying that he hasd simply made the Crystal System for use in their mission.

It is important to note that neither Hun nor Attila ever mention their rank, although the authority that Hun seems to assume with Professor Sebastian in the original implies that they are very high ranked within their department.

Pokémon

Hun's Steelix
Steelix
Steelix is Hun's main battling Pokémon. According to him, it enjoys "coaxing aggression out of others". It was used to attack Raikou, as well as Jimmy, Marina, and Vincent. Even for a Steelix, which are known to be aggressive by nature, it seems particularly brutal and violent.

Steelix's known moves are Sandstorm, Crunch, Bite*, Rock Throw, Dig, and Iron Tail.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!

Artwork

Sugimori Attila Hun anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Attila and Hun for the anime

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 森川智之 Toshiyuki Morikawa
English Veronica Taylor
European Spanish María Jesús Nieto

Trivia

  • The origin of his Japanese name is Matsuo Basho, considered one of the greatest haiku poets in history. As both he and Yosa Buson flourished during the Edo period, some have suspected that both were also ninja employed by the administration. This may be a reason why these names were chosen for Attila (whose Japanese name is Buson) and Hun.
  • Like the other Rocket duos, his and his partner's names together form the name of a famous historical villain: in this case, Attila the Hun.
  • According to concept art, Hun's design is meant to be evocative of a fox while Attila's is meant to evoke a raccoon-dog.

Issue regarding gender

Hun is male in the original Japanese version. However, some fans believe his gender was changed to female in the English dubbed version due to his feminine voice and androgynous appearance. However, he is never directly mentioned in dialogue as either male or female; the only pronouns referring to him are those used collectively with Attila, such as "those men" or "those guys".

In the Brazilian version, Hun is referred to as ela and dela. Likewise, in the European Portuguese he is named Ana, which is a name that is usually given to women.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese バショウ Bashō From 松尾芭蕉 Matsuo Bashō.
English, French,
German, Italian
Hun From Attila the Hun.
Spanish Juno From Juno, Huns.
Portuguese Ana
Chinese (Mandarin) 巴修 Baxiū Transliteration of his Japanese name.


Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga*, Lt. Surge*, & Sabrina* (Triad)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird, & Orm (T3B)
Duos: Butch & CassidyAttila & HunAnnie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji
DominoIron-Masked MarauderTysonWendyDr. Namba
SebastianViperMondoPierceDr. ZagerChristopher
MiyamotoRocket ScoutMatoriKaedeBlaine*

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