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