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Korben and Harmony Shoney

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Korben and Harmony Shoney

Korben (Japanese: ショウギ・カクベエ Kakubee Shōgi) and Harmony Shoney (Japanese: ショウギ・ヒシャ子 Hishako Shōgi) are two characters of the day who appeared in Showdown at Linoone.

Korben and Harmony are Kimmy's parents. They love their son, but are concerned because his Linoone, Tokin, keeps running off and doesn't seem to want to be around Kimmy anymore.

When Tokin took May's Poké Balls, Korben and Harmony helped to search, along with Ash and his friends. Although they didn't find the Poké Balls in any of Tokin's hiding places, they found Korben and Harmony's rings, which had also been taken by Tokin. Upon finding them, both danced around happily, much to Kimmy's embarrassment.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Korben: 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi
Harmony: 西村ちなみ Chinami Nishimura
English Korben: Jonathan Boggs
Harmony: Eva Christensen
Brazilian Portuguese Korben: Daoiz Cabezudo
Harmony: Denise Reis
European Spanish Korben: Juan Antonio Gálvez
Harmony: Pilar López Mijares

Trivia

  • Their Japanese family name comes from the traditional Japanese game Shogi, also known as Japanese Chess. Korben's first name in Japanese comes from 角 kaku (Bishop), one of the figures from that game. Harmony's Japanese name is taken from 飛車 hisha (Rook), another figure. Similarly, Kimmy's and his Linoone's Japanese names are derived from Shogi figures as well.


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