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Invincible Pokémon Brothers

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Kail, Kim, and Kai

The Invincible Pokémon Brothers (Japanese: ポケモン最強ブラザーズ Strongest Pokémon Brothers), also called the Three Fighting Brothers (Japanese: カンフー三兄弟 Three Kung fu Brothers) are a trio of brothers that own Fighting-type Pokémon. Their names are Kim (Japanese: ブルース・チャン Chan Bruce), Kai (Khan in Chronicles, Japanese: ブルース・シャン Shan Bruce), and Kail (Kam in Chronicles, Japanese: ブルース・リン Rin Bruce). Kim is the short one, Kai is the fat one and Kail is the tall one.

Their first appearance was in Gotta Catch Ya Later!. While Misty was heading back to Cerulean City, the brothers challenged her, Brock, and Ash to a match, but Ash and his friends won. It was later revealed that the three Fighting Brothers were acquainted with Jessie, James and Meowth of the sinister Team Rocket, but Team Rocket had broken a promise the Fighting Brothers made with them. Team Rocket promised they would give the brothers some gold. The brothers were prompted to turn on Team Rocket after Team Rocket broke the promise. After Ash and his friends got free from the net Team Rocket trapped them in, they sent Team Rocket and the Fighting Brothers blasting off.

They appeared again in Cerulean Blues. In revenge, they planned to sabotage the PIA test Misty took, strip Misty's title of Gym Leader and take over the Cerulean Gym. They used dirty tactics in their battle against Misty, such as using three Tentacruel at once on Misty's Corsola, Kim's Hitmonchan faking drowning to draw Misty's Staryu off guard and using their three Tentacruel to attack Gyarados and then Misty. Not only were they defeated and "blasted off" in the end by Misty's newly-acquired Gyarados, they received possibly the capital punishment for all Pokémon Trainers: they were banned from all official Pokémon League matches for life.

Pokémon

Kim

Kim's Hitmonchan
Hitmonchan
Kim first used his Hitmonchan in Gotta Catch Ya Later! to battle against Misty's Politoed, but was defeated.

Hitmonchan reappeared again in Cerulean Blues, where he used him in a battle against Misty's Staryu. As the battle was held in Cerulean Gym's water arena, Hitmonchan pretended to be sinking, but when Staryu was going to help him, he attacked and defeated Staryu. However, because the move was illegal, Misty won the round.

None of Hitmonchan's moves are known.

Debut Gotta Catch Ya Later!
Kim's Tentacruel
Tentacruel
Tentacruel was the second Pokémon that Kim used against Misty in Cerulean Blues, sending it out against Misty's Corsola. It was soon joined by Kail's and Kai's Tentacruel, and used it in the battle together. They also used their Tentacruel to hurt Gyarados. The Tentacruel were finally blasted away by Gyarados's Hyper Beam.

Kim's Tentacruel's known moves are Bubble Beam, Poison Sting, and Bind.

Debut Cerulean Blues

Kail

Kail's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
Kail's Hitmonlee was seen in Gotta Catch Ya Later!, which he sent out to assist Kim's Hitmonchan in his battle against Misty. However, when Ash and Brock arrived to help Misty, Hitmonlee was taken out by Brock's Forretress and its Rapid Spin.

None of Hitmonlee's moves are known.

Debut Gotta Catch Ya Later!
Kail's Tentacruel
Tentacruel
Kail originally sent his Tentacruel to assist Kim's and Kai's ones in their battle against Misty's Corsola in Cerulean Blues. It was also used to hurt Gyarados, but was eventually blasted away along with the other Tentacruel by Gyarados's Hyper Beam.

Kail's Tentacruel's known moves are Bubble Beam and Poison Sting.

Debut Cerulean Blues

Kai

Kai's Hitmontop
Hitmontop
Kai sent his Hitmontop to assist Kim's Hitmonchan and Kail's Hitmonlee in their battle against Misty in Gotta Catch Ya Later!. However, when Ash and Brock arrived to help Misty, Hitmontop was taken out by Ash's Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

None of Hitmontop's moves are known.

Debut Gotta Catch Ya Later!
Kai's Tentacruel
Tentacruel
Kai originally sent his Tentacruel to assist Kim's and Kail's ones in their battle against Misty's Corsola in Cerulean Blues. It was also used to hurt Gyarados, but was eventually blasted away along with the other Tentacruel by Gyarados's Hyper Beam.

Kai's Tentacruel's known moves are Poison Sting and Hydro Pump.

Debut Cerulean Blues

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Kim: 津村まこと Makoto Tsumura
Kai: 肥後誠 Makoto Higo
Kail: 高橋裕吾 Yugo Takahashi
English Kim: Sean Schemmel
Kai: Greg Abbey
Kail: Marc Thompson
Norwegian Kim: Even Rasmussen
Kai: Tommy Karlsen
Kail: Trond Teigen
Polish Kim: Ireneusz Machnicki
Kai: Mikołaj Klimek
Kail: Aleksander Gawek
Brazilian Portuguese Kim: Francisco Freitas (EP273)
European Spanish Kim: Pablo Tribaldos (EP273) / Pablo Sevilla (SS002)
Kai: Roberto Cuenca Rodríguez Jr. (EP273) / Juan Antonio Soler (SS002)
Kail: Miguel Ángel Garzón (EP273) / Jorge Saudinós (SS002)

Trivia

  • Their Japanese surnames are a reference to Bruce Lee.
    • Also, one of their Pokémon's name is based on Bruce Lee.
  • Similar to how Jackson's name was changed to Vincent, Kail and Kai's names were also (possibly accidentally) changed for Pokémon Chronicles.
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