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Kimmy Shoney (Japanese: ショウギ・ケイマ Keima Shōgi) is a character of the day who appeared in Showdown at Linoone!.
Kimmy was upset when he met Ash and his friends. His Linoone, Tokin, had been stealing round objects for no obvious reason, Poké Balls that contained two of May's Pokémon among them.
The young boy couldn't figure out what was going on with his Pokémon until Team Rocket tried to steal Pikachu, and Linoone chased after the balloon. Kimmy then remembered how he and Tokin used to play catch before it evolved, and that it was just trying to have some fun. Once Pikachu was saved, May's Poké Balls were recovered, and rings belonging to Kimmy's parents, Korben and Harmony, were found safely, Kimmy promised to pay more attention to his Pokémon and to start playing again.
| Kimmy's Linoone first appeared when it stole May's Beautifly and Bulbasaur's Poké Balls. It also knocked over Ash as he was about to start training. Using his Pokédex, he discovered what it was. They visit the Shoney household to see if they have seen a Linoone and it is revealed that it is Kimmy's, called Tokin (Japanese: トキンちゃん Tokin-chan).
It is revealed that Tokin has an obsession with round objects and has collected loads in its shed, they look inside for May's Poké Balls but they are not there. Tokin used to be a Zigzagoon and with Kimmy it would play fetch with its Poké Ball, but it took things too far. They look around the forest and in trees to try to find May's Poké Balls. Linoone has collected a load of rare items which Team Rocket decide they will steal Tokin for the Boss.
Suddenly Tokin is spotted with May's Poké Balls in its mouth but is suddenly captured by Team Rocket, Kimmy tries to save Tokin but is badly hurt, Pikachu uses Iron Tail to break the net but Team Rocket capture Pikachu. Suddenly Linoone looks at Team Rocket's balloon its round and is able to save Pikachu and send Team Rocket blasting off. Kimmy decides to spend more time with Tokin for now on making Tokin happy.
Tokin's known moves are Water Pulse and Thunderbolt, and its Ability is Pickup.
|| Showdown At Linoone
| Voice actors
|| Eric Stuart
- Kimmy's Japanese family name comes from the traditional Japanese game Shogi, also known as Japanese Chess, while his first name comes from 桂馬 keima (Knight), one of the figures from that game. His Linoone is named after と金 tokin (Promoted Pawn), another figure. Similarly, the other members of the family are named after Shogi figures as well.
- Coincidentally, Tokin's name is similar to the word token, which may refer to its tendency to pick up items.
- Even though Kimmy is a boy, many have mistaken him as a girl due to appearance and name.