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Mr. Fuji

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Mr. Fuji
フジろうじん Elder Fuji
Mr.-Fuji.jpg
Mr. Fuji's artwork from the TCG
Gender Male
Hometown Lavender Town (currently)
Cinnabar Island (originally)
Region Kanto
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Game animation debut Pokémon Origins
English voice actor Kirk Thornton
Japanese voice actor Minoru Inaba
Anime counterpart Dr. Fuji (anime)
Counterpart debut Mewtwo Strikes Back

Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジろうじん Elder Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town.

In the games

Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon at the Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House in Lavender Town. He subscribes to Pokémon Fan Magazine. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy. Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned.

Mr. Fuji is not a native of Lavender Town. He used to live on Cinnabar Island, where he was known as Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジはかせ Dr. Fuji), the founder of Pokémon Lab. He is a close friend of Blaine, as indicated by a portrait in the Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, when members of Team Rocket killed Marowak at Pokémon Tower, Mr. Fuji marched up to their hideout and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Later, Mr. Fuji went to the Pokémon Tower to calm the Marowak's restless spirit, but Team Rocket appeared and held him hostage until the player drove them out of the tower. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.

In Pokémon Emerald, there is a message left at Faraway Island where a wild Mew can be found. The message pleads for only "a kindhearted person" to ever set foot on the island again. The author's name is smudged but the remnant ジ ji is still readable in the Japanese version.

In the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji does not have a prominent role. He is found in the House of Memories paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Mr. Fuji in FireRed and LeafGreen. The main text from some of these entries is also found elsewhere during regular gameplay.

Little girl at Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House

What does this person do?

He's really kind.

He looks after abandoned and
orphaned POKéMON.

One of the Team Rocket Grunts at Pokémon Tower

What is this person like?

This old guy marched right up to
our HIDEOUT.

Then, he starts ranting about how
TEAM ROCKET's abusing POKéMON.

So, we're just talking it over as
adults.

Pokémon Fan Magazine

What is this person like?

POKéMON FAN MAGAZINE
Monthly Grand Prize Drawing!

The application form is…

Gone! It's been clipped out.
Someone must have applied already.

Old man at the Pokémon Center in Lavender Town

There's a rumor…

I hear that MR. FUJI's not from
these parts originally, either.

Portrait in Cinnabar Gym

Family and friends?

It's a photo of BLAINE and
MR. FUJI.

They're standing shoulder to
shoulder with big grins.

Pokémon Journal

What is this person like?

Editor: The shy MR. FUJI turned
down our interview requests.

He is a kindly man who is adored
and respected in LAVENDER TOWN.

Message from Mr. Fuji left to the player

From: MR. FUJI
To: {RED}

Instead of hoping for the happiness
of just your POKéMON

…Can I get you to wish for the
happiness of all POKéMON?

Sprites

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: SGB palette sprite from Generation I and GB and SGB palette sprites from Generation II.


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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Fame Checker sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the anime

In the main series

Main article: Dr. Fuji (anime)

While Mr. Fuji hasn't appeared in the Pokémon anime series, Dr. Fuji from Mewtwo Strikes Back is likely based on him. He was involved in the creation of Mewtwo. In the movie, Dr. Fuji did not survive the destruction of the lab where Mewtwo was created.

In Pokémon Origins

Mr. Fuji in Pokémon Origins

Mr. Fuji's first appearance in Pokémon Origins was in the episode File 2 - Cubone. Much like in the games, he had gone to the Pokémon Tower after it was taken over by Team Rocket, trying to convince them to leave, but wound up as their hostage. After Team Rocket was driven out of the Pokémon Tower by Red, Mr. Fuji rewarded the young Pokémon Trainer with the Poké Flute and a pair of mysterious stones. When Red asked what the stones were for, Mr. Fuji told him that he would find out soon enough.

Mr. Fuji later appeared in File 4 - Charizard, where his past as Dr. Fuji is revealed by Prof. Oak. Later, Reina told him about the rumors of an incredibly strong Pokémon seen in the Cerulean Cave. After hearing that the Pokémon is likely a Psychic type, he indicated that he knew the identity of this Pokémon. After hearing of Red heading to capture the mysterious Pokémon, Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji began to think about Red's possibilities to win the fight against it. During his thinking session, Red battled Mewtwo in the Cerulean Cave, and wound up getting almost all of his Pokémon defeated, leaving him with only his Charizard. While Charizard battled Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji understood that Red's only hope of victory lied within the stones he had given to him. The stones, revealed to be a Charizardite X and a Key Stone, gave Charizard strength to rise from the brink of defeat and Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X. This new power gave Charizard capability to defeat Mewtwo, allowing Red to catch it.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 稲葉実 Minoru Inaba
English Kirk Thornton
European Spanish Fernando Hernández

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures

Mr. Fuji (right) with his Doduo and Blue

Mr. Fuji first appears in Sigh for Psyduck, when he meets Red in Lavender Town, on his way to pay his respects to his Doduo's grave. Mr. Fuji invites Red to his house and tells about the Pokémon Tower and the ghosts in there. Because of them, he cannot bury his Pokémon in a proper place. Red sees a photo of Blue with Mr. Fuji, who tells him that the lad went to the Pokémon Tower to defy the presence of any ghosts, which makes Red willing to go there as well. Once Blue defeats Koga and the truth about the ghosts is revealed to the citizens of Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji can finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest at the Pokémon Tower.

Mr. Fuji made a couple of cameo appearances in later chapters. In The Last Battle XIII, he is one of the Pokémon Fan Club members that sent Pokémon to defeat Lugia and Ho-Oh. In Last Shot, the photo of Mr. Fuji and Blaine standing shoulder to shoulder is seen in an album.

In the TCG

Main article: Mr. Fuji (Fossil 58)

Mr. Fuji was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era). First released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion, it later debuted in English in the Fossil expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by Ken Sugimori. Mr. Fuji allows the player to add a Pokémon on their Bench, and all cards attached to it, to their deck and then shuffle it.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese フジろうじん
Elder Fuji
From フジ Fuji, the Japanese name for the wisteria family of plants, a genus of plants with purple flowers. He may be named this because he lives in Lavender Town, also named after a plant with purple flowers.
English, French,
German, Spanish
Mr. Fuji Same as Japanese name.
Korean 등나무노인
Elder Deung'namu
From 등나무 Deung'namu, the Korean name for Wisteria floribunda, the "Japanese Wisteria".
Chinese (Mandarin) 富士老人
Elder Fùshì
From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji.



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater

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