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The Kanto Fan Club's Chairman in the Pokémon Adventures manga
The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is the head of the Pokémon Fan Club, a Pokémon lover association. There are four known chairmen, all of them being old men.
In the games
There are four chairmen, each appearing in their respective regions. They all seem to have a common interest in talking about their Pokémon.
The Kanto Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appears in the fan clubhouse in Vermilion City in Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as in their Generation III remakes. He talks about his two favorite Pokémon, Rapidash and Fearow at length, and then gives the player a Bicycle Voucher, which can be redeemed at the bicycle shop in Cerulean City. In Pokémon Yellow, he has a new hobby: taking Pokémon photos. The big photos of his Rapidash and Fearow can be seen on the walls of the clubhouse.
He appears again in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, as well as their Generation IV remakes, in the same location. Again, he talks about his Rapidash, but this time he gives the player a Rare Candy for listening to his story. He also claims to have raised over 150 Pokémon in his life.
The Hoenn Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is at the club house in Slateport City. In Generation III, he claims to have raised over 100 different Pokémon in his lifetime, and he travels across the nation on his Fearow. He also gives out Scarves when the player shows him a Pokémon with a condition high enough in the scarf's respective concentration, which boosts the Pokémon's condition in Contests and Super Contests.
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a portrait of the chairman shows him with a Pikachu.
- "Er-hem! I am the chairman of the Pokémon Fan Club! Being the chairman, I am naturally the most important! No one could best me when it comes to raising Pokémon. No one! In any contest, my victory is a foregone conclusion! But that would deprive others of their enjoyment. So I now while away my time examining the Pokémon of others. It is marvelous to witness how others have raised Pokémon. The contented faces of properly raised Pokémon... The kind and loving gazes of their Trainers... My heart is overwhelmed—there is so much happiness. Oh my! Excuse me! I seem to have mattered on for too long! Please, do allow me to examine your Pokémon and see how it's grown."
- "How is your Pokémon growing? Allow me to examine it."
- "Hmmhm... I see... Hmmm... It's not bad, but it's not good, either. You, the Trainer, must put more effort into raising this Pokémon! For instance, may I suggest that you give it more Pokéblocks?"
The Sinnoh Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Hearthome City, where he gives the player the Poffin Case. He says that his Fan Club is number one nationwide, primarily because he brags more than anyone. However, he has discontinued his gloating, as he has received several complaints about it. This may explain why only one member is found in his club, as a Pokéfan in Johto states, that "Pokéfans have a policy of not listening to other people brag."
The Unova Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Icirrus City. He asks the player to show him one of his or her Pokémon, and gives out gifts that vary based on how many levels the Pokémon has gained since it was obtained. For 25 to 49 levels, he gives an Exp. Share; for 50 to 98 levels, he gives a Cleanse Tag; and for 99 levels, he gives a King's Rock. He only gives out each item once.
In the anime
In the main series
- Main article: Mr. Sukizo
The chairman of Hoenn's Pokémon Fan Club is named Mr. Sukizo. He also serves as a judge for Pokémon Contests in Kanto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh, along with Contest director Mr. Contesta and Nurse Joy.
The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman in Pokémon Origins.
In Pokémon Origins
The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appeared briefly in the episode File 2 - Cubone of the Pokémon Origins mini-series. He gave Red a Bike Voucher so he could get a free bicycle. Presumably, Red revisited the Chairman to show him the bike, as he is seen waving to the Chairman as he walks off with it.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Three of the chairmen appear in Pokémon Adventures manga. They are all short odd old men who often give the status of an honorary club member to people they meet who have Pokémon with them.
The chairman of the Kanto fan club's first appearance was in Danger: High Voltorb where he forced Red to be part of the community and even borrowed his Pikachu. His Abra, along with all members' Pokémon were stolen by Lt. Surge. When Red hears about that, he goes to S.S. Anne to rescue them and give them back to members of the fan club. When the chairman sees that his Abra evolved into Alakazam while being on the ship, he faints.
Hoenn's chairman appears in Tripped Up by Torkoal. He meets Ruby and shows around the town, after which he escorts him to the Contest Hall. He also shows him that not all people in Hoenn are "barbaric" and want to battle with Pokémon. He, along with Ruby, Captain Stern and Dock were abducted and taken to a shipyard as hostages.
Sinnoh's chairman appears in Perturbed by Pachirisu. He meets the main trio in Hearthome City and leads them to the Fan Club building, where he gives them a Poffin case. He also tells the trio basic knowledge about the Contests and Poffins and works as a mentor of some sort for them.
All of the chairmen appear very similar to each other. While their relations to each other have never been explained, the Hoenn chairman mentions having a brother.
This is a listing of the Kanto Fan Club Chairman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
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The Chairman in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
A Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present where he was in a poor town and this discouraged him from celebrating Christmas. Giovanni came by to cause trouble. After he was defeated by Clefairy, Giovanni decided to make things up by having Meowth bake a cake for him. However, the cake had a Voltorb inside and exploded when Clefairy sliced the cake. This made the Kanto Chairman and everyone else mad at Clefairy.
A Chairman from Johto first appeared in Togepi's Determination!. He noticed that Togepi doesn't get that much attention unlike Red's Pikachu and Clefairy. This made Red think of the time that his Clefairy and Pikachu were in a wrestling match. Red then sadly admitted that the Chairman was right. Afterwards, the Chairman, Red and his Pokémon race over to an amusement park. They get in and watch his Tyrogue jump off a mountain. The Chairman has a race with Red and his Pokémon. While Red was battling a Weedle, the Chairman rushes over to stop Togepi from getting hurt. After Red explained some things to him, he let Togepi continue the battle with the Weedle. However, as he predicted, Togepi got hurt.
After the competition, the Chairman explained to Red about a Pokémon Dome he wanted to go to and wants Togepi to come along. Red begs him not to do this but his decision was final. Red tried disguising Clefairy as Togepi but the Chairman saw through his disguise. After Togepi decided to go with the Chairman, the Chairman became very excited with joy. He and Togepi go on a ship to the Pokémon Dome where they wave their farewells to Red and the group, with Togepi crying about it. However, a surprise was awaiting Red and the group which was the Tyrogue he had.
The Johto Chairman reappeared in The Food Battle where his Togepi got to reunite with Red and his Pokémon. He challenged the group to a food eating contest using his Togepi. Even though Red almost won, a single grain left over costed him the competition, whereas Togepi was able to finish the whole bowl. The Chairman made a cameo in a flashback in Tyrogue, Returning Home!? when Tyrogue was recalling the time that he was under his ownership.
Here is a listing of the Johto Chairman's Pokémon: