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ボンゴレ Vongole
Gender Male
Hometown Alto Mare
Region Johto
Relatives Bianca (granddaughter)
Anime debut Pokémon Heroes
English voice actor Wayne Grayson
Japanese voice actor Yūzō Gucci

Lorenzo (Japanese: ボンゴレ Vongole) is a primary character from Pokémon Heroes. He is the grandfather of Bianca, and is also curator of the city's museum, a gondola builder and the protector of Latios and Latias. He is a kind man with much wisdom but can be stern and angry at times.



He first appears during Ash's visit to the museum where he explains the history of the city and the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare (DMA). Ash is distracted by the presence of Bianca (although it was Latias in disguise who Ash saved - Ash is just confused by their likenesses) and nearly gets in trouble for leaning on the DMA. He follows Bianca, and Latias to the secret garden of Latios and Latias. Lorenzo arrives just in time to prevent Latios from harming Ash and Pikachu, and allows Latias to play with them. He shows Ash the Soul Dew and explains he knew the father of the two guardians, and how he became theirs after their father died. Lorenzo, Bianca and Ash leave the garden, they cut through Lorenzo's workshop where he constructs gondolas.

That night, Lorenzo is later knocked out by Annie's Espeon. He is later found by Bianca and they go to the museum where they are captured and bound by Ariados. They can only watch as the DMA is used by Oakley and Latios is hurt by the effects. Ash, Latias and Pikachu come to save them and stop the DMA. Lorenzo warns Annie not to touch the corrupted Soul Dew but she is too slow to hear him and causes the DMA to go out of control. Lorenzo is present at the sacrifice of Latios and is the first to realize he has died. He later bids farewell to Ash, Misty and Brock as they leave the city.

He is seen in the credits with a construction crew appearing to be either rebuilding or fixing the DMA in the museum.


Sugimori Lorenzo anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Lorenzo

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese グッチ裕三 Yūzō Gucci
English Wayne Grayson
Italian Dario De Grassi
Norwegian Stein Stølen Bjerkaker
Brazilian Portuguese Daoiz Cabezudo
European Spanish Roberto Cuenca Martínez


Language Name Origin
Japanese ボンゴレ Vongole From vongole, Italian for clams.
English, Italian, German Lorenzo Common Italian name. Also a variation of Lawrence, meaning from Laurentum.
Korean 봉봉 Bongbong Reduplication of the first syllable of his Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 本葛雷 Běngěléi Transliteration of his Japanese name.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudrey and KathrynBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMelodyMannesNeeshaRafe
RebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidArgus SteelMillis SteelKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonMarilyn FlameGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcus
Ninja RiotOakleyThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaGroudonJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Suicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAyakaBanksCarolDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGalenGlacineGodeySpencer Hale
Heroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLayla
LeekuLuisLuisaMakoMarcus's soldiersMalinManukeMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsPegRavineRaymondQueen RinRossShipShip's shipmatesSchuyler
TappTammyTannerTatsukiTobiasMr. White

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