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Nanny and Pop-Pop

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Nanny and Pop-Pop

Nanny (Japanese: 婆や Granny) and Pop-Pop (Japanese: 爺や Grampy) are a pair of characters of the day in the anime who appeared in Sweet Baby James.

They are James's grandparents, and take care of one of the family's vacation cottages. The Norwegian dub also mentions that they are the parents of James's father. In addition to keeping the house, the kindhearted couple takes care of many sick and injured Pokémon in the mansion's greenhouse and garden. When James was still a child, he loved going to the vacation home to spend time with them. Nanny and Pop-Pop didn't make him behave "properly", like his parents and many tutors did at home, and he loved how the old couple treated sick Pokémon.

Years later, Nanny and Pop-Pop encountered Ash and his friends, who were concerned about May's sick Munchlax, and invited them to the mansion so they could treat the sick Pokémon. Soon after, James arrived at the mansion along with Jessie, Team Rocket and his sick Chimecho. Nanny and Pop-Pop were delighted to see James, but he worried that they would be disappointed in him if they found out he is a member of Team Rocket. As a cover story, he lied to them and convinced Jessie, Meowth and Ash's group to help him keep the secret. Jessie and Meowth pretend to be his secretary and manager, respectively, to explain why Meowth talks. James also pretends to be the president of a company, with their Team Rocket uniforms as the company's uniform.

James managed to keep the fact of his membership in Team Rocket hidden (despite Jessie and Meowth's attempts to steal food and Pokémon) from Nanny and Pop-Pop until the Mime Jr. they were taking care of let himself be captured by James. Nanny and Pop-Pop explained that it chose to do so because it thought James is a kind person. Hearing this, James decided to come clean and tell them the truth. They were not disappointed in him, however, saying that even though he was in an evil organization, James himself was still a kind person and were glad he had good friends. James parted with them, leaving his sick Chimecho in their care.

Pokémon in their care

The following is a list of Pokémon which reside at Nanny and Pop-Pop's.

James Chimecho.png
Chimecho
Nanny PopPop Wooper.png
Wooper (×2)
Nanny PopPop Aipom Spinarak.png
Aipom
Nanny PopPop Oddish.png
Oddish (×2)
Nanny PopPop Aipom Spinarak.png
Spinarak
Nanny PopPop Weepinbell.png
Weepinbell
Nanny PopPop Doduo.png
Doduo

Given to James

Nanny PopPop Mime Jr.png
Mime Jr.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Nanny: くまいもとこ Motoko Kumai
Pop-Pop: 丸山詠二 Eiji Maruyama
English Nanny: Sondra James
Pop-Pop: Rodger Parsons
Brazilian Portuguese Nanny: Rosa Baroli
Pop-Pop: Roberto Leita
Spanish Latin America Pop-Pop: Armando Réndiz
Spain Nanny: Carmen Podio
Pop-Pop: Ramón Reparaz

Trivia

  • In Leave It To Brocko!, when Team Rocket eats the food Brock fixed for them, James comments that the food is "as good as Nanny and Pop-Pop's".


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