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Pokémon League entrance exam instructor

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The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor is a character of the day who appeared in The Ultimate Test. Since he was not given an official name, this article will refer to him by his title.

His job is to oversee the entrance exam for the Pokémon League. He also gives Poké Balls to the test-takers during the final portion of the test to compete in a battle against him.

Pokémon

On hand

Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing
Weezing
Weezing is one of the many Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League Entrance Exam Instructor. It was the first Pokémon used by Ash in the final portion of the exam.

The first out of three Pokémon received, Ash sent out Weezing to battle against the instructor's Flareon. He wasn't too pleased with his choice. Todd noted that his response held the same expression as Weezing and could not help but take a few pictures, which angered Ash even more. Flareon started with a Flamethrower, and as Weezing dodged the move, Ash came up with an idea, and told Weezing to use Smog. Flareon launched another Flamethrower at the Smog, but the attacks collided, resulting in an explosion that sent Flareon flying back. Flareon recovered from the blast and started to use Leer, which Ash countered by ordering Weezing to use Smokescreen. The tactic worked, as Flareon's Leer could not penetrate the smoke. Weezing then won the battle by using Tackle while Flareon was still trapped in the smoke. This was the only battle won by Ash in the battle portion of the exam.

Later, when Team Rocket attacked, Ash used Weezing, along with Arbok and Meowth, to battle them. Weezing attacked James by blasting him with gas. Ash then told Weezing to use Explosion, which resulted in Team Rocket blasting off.

Weezing's known moves are Smog, Smokescreen, Tackle, and Explosion.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Eric Stuart
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League Entrance Exam Instructor. It was used by Ash as his second Pokémon in the final portion of the test.

After his Weezing had been defeated, Ash sent Arbok out to battle against the instructor's Jolteon. Like with Weezing, Ash was not thrilled with this turn of events. Jolteon started the battle with Agility, and after a few moments of thinking, Ash started to remember Arbok's moves, and ordered a Glare attack. Though this worked initially, Ash made the mistake of following this up with Wrap, causing Arbok to run afoul of Jolteon's spikes. As Arbok hopped in pain, Jolteon was able to shake off the Glare and defeat Arbok with Thunder.

Later, when Team Rocket attacked, Ash battled them using Arbok, along with Weezing and Meowth. Arbok took on Jessie, squeezing her with Wrap, before Weezing sent them blasting off.

Arbok's known moves are Glare and Wrap.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Meowth
Meowth
Meowth is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League Entrance Exam Instructor. It was the third and last Pokémon to be used by Ash in the final portion of the exam.

Ash sent Meowth to battle against the instructor's Vaporeon, and by now, having received yet another Pokémon owned by Team Rocket seemed to amuse him. He initially did not remember what sort of attacks Meowth could use, but after hearing someone in the crowd calling for a Fury Swipes attack (that someone being Team Rocket's own Team Rocket), he ordered Meowth to use Fury Swipes. However, Vaporeon was able to defeat Meowth almost immediately with a single Ice Beam.

When Team Rocket attacked, Ash used Meowth, along with Weezing and Arbok, against them. Meowth attacked its Team Rocket counterpart with Fury Swipes. When Weezing sent Team Rocket blasting off, they blasted off with the wrong Meowth. Team Rocket ended up with the instructor's Meowth while the instructor was handed Team Rocket's Meowth by Todd. This temporary switch was fixed before the next episode but the instructor's Meowth was never seen again.

Meowth's only known move is Fury Swipes.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Chiyako Shibahara
English Adam Blaustein
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the first Pokémon used by James in the final portion of the test.

Pikachu was the first Pokémon used by James of Team Rocket in his battle portion of the exam, sent to battle against the instructor's Graveler. When he first sent it out, James was overjoyed, noting that he had been destroyed by Ash's Pikachu so many times that he knew all of Pikachu's attacks by heart. This was viewed to be a rather lame exclamation by both his team members Jessie and Meowth. James ordered Pikachu to use Thunderbolt and was quite pleased when Pikachu responded to his command. However, Thunderbolt proved to be useless and Graveler responded with a Tackle, which sent Pikachu bouncing off of James's head and rendering it unable to battle. At this point, James expressed his confusion as to why the Thunderbolt had not worked. The instructor explained that Electric-type attacks did not work against a Ground type like Graveler. This prompted to James to send out Ivysaur and Charizard, which caused him to be expelled from the exam.

Later, Meowth ordered Pikachu to use Thunder on the instructor but the instructor told it to turn around and attack Team Rocket instead. It was at this point that it was officially mentioned that these Pokémon belonged to the instructor because he was the one who trained them.

Pikachu's known moves are Thunderbolt and Thunder.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Ivysaur
Ivysaur
Ivysaur is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the second Pokémon sent out by James in the final portion of the exam.

James of Team Rocket sent Ivysaur out along with Charizard to battle against the instructor's Graveler after his Pikachu's quick defeat. However, since two against one was against the rules, James was expelled on the spot. He later returned and ordered Ivysaur to attack the instructor with Vine Whip but the instructor ordered Ivysaur to turn around and attack Team Rocket instead. At this point, it was officially mentioned that these Pokémon belonged to the instructor because he was the one who trained them.

Ivysaur's only known move is Vine Whip.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Tara Jayne
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Charizard
Charizard
Charizard is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the third Pokémon used by James for the final portion of his exam.

James of Team Rocket sent it out along with Ivysaur to battle the instructor's Graveler. However, since two against one was against the rules, James was expelled on the spot. He later used Charizard to attack the instructor with Flamethrower but the instructor ordered Charizard to attack Team Rocket instead. At this point, it was officially mentioned that these Pokémon belonged to the instructor. 

Charizard's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Graveler
Graveler
Graveler is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was used by the instructor to battle against James's Pikachu. Pikachu used Thunderbolt, which was ineffective against the part Ground-type Graveler. It then defeated Pikachu with Tackle.

Graveler's only known move is Tackle.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Vaporeon is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the third and last Pokémon used by the instructor in his match against Ash's Meowth. Ash's Meowth used Fury Swipes but Vaporeon countered with Ice Beam in order to freeze Ash's Meowth and thus ending the battle.

Vaporeon's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Rachael Lillis
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Jolteon
Jolteon
Jolteon is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the first Pokémon used by the instructor in his battle against Ash, used to face Ash's Arbok. Jolteon first started the battle with Agility but was stopped in its tracks by Arbok's Glare. When Arbok used Wrap, however, Jolteon's spikes sent it hopping back in pain. Jolteon then used Thunder to fry Arbok and thus ending the battle.

Jolteon's known moves are Agility and Thunder.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Flareon
Flareon
Flareon is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was the second Pokémon used by the instructor in his battle against Ash, used to face Ash's Weezing. Flareon started the battle with Flamethrower but Weezing successfully dodged the attack. It then used Flamethrower again to counter Weezing's Smog attack but the explosion caused by the collision sent Flareon reeling back. Flareon then tried to use Leer but it was unable to penetrate Weezing's SmokeScreen. It was then defeated by a Tackle from Weezing.

Flareon's known moves are Flamethrower and Leer.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Charmander
Charmander
Charmander is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. The instructor sent it out to battle Nurse Joy's Squirtle, but it was easily defeated by Squirtle's Water Gun and Skull Bash attacks.

None of Charmander's moves are known.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Michael Haigney
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Squirtle
Squirtle
Squirtle is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. It was used by Nurse Joy to battle against the instructor's Charmander. It quickly defeated Charmander using first a Water Gun and then a Skull Bash attack.

Squirtle's known moves are Water Gun and Skull Bash.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi
English Ted Lewis
Norwegian Even Rasmussen
European Spanish Daniel Sánchez

Trivia


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