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リュウ Ryū
Gender Male
Hometown South City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Audrey and Kathryn (twin sisters)
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Destiny Deoxys
English voice actor Sebastian Arcelus
Japanese voice actor Kenji Nojima

Rafe (Japanese: リュウ Ryū) is a character from Destiny Deoxys. He is the older brother of Audrey and Kathryn.


Rafe and Sid in the Battle Tower

Rafe is a skilled Pokémon Trainer who came to LaRousse City with his twin sisters Audrey and Kathryn, as well as his friends Sid and Rebecca, to compete at the Battle Tower. On his way to the Battle Tower, he and his group met Ash Ketchum and his friends. When Rafe and Sid participated at the Battle Tower, their first match was against Ash and Tory Lund. He and Sid won easily due to Tory's inexperience with Pokémon.

When Deoxys' clones began abducting people and Pokémon, Rafe was able to fend off the clones that came near his group with the help of his Blaziken, Ash, and Pikachu. Later, Rafe helped free the abducted citizens of LaRousse City. He also worked to restore energy to regenerate the body of the other Deoxys.


Rafe is a calm and collected young man who thinks before he acts. He is protective of his sisters and cares for his Pokémon and friends. He can become cocky or condescending after a victory as seen when he defeated Ash and Tory.


Rafe's Blaziken
Blaziken is the only Pokémon of Rafe's party shown in Destiny Deoxys. It first appeared helping Ash with the moving floors in the city. Later, Rafe used Blaziken in battle against Tory and Ash in the Battle Tower and won easily.

Blaziken and Rafe battled the Deoxys clones while Ash and the rest of the group moved onwards to safety.

When all the Trainers tried to manually move the windmills, Blaziken moved one alone by jumping on it repeatedly.

Blaziken's known moves are Blaze Kick, Flamethrower, and Overheat.

Debut Destiny Deoxys


Sugimori Rafe anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Rafe

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 野島健児 Kenji Nojima
English Sebastian Arcelus
Brazilian Portuguese Diogo Marques

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Rafe or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Rafe's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rafe's Blaziken Fire       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Space Fissure's Deoxys   012/019


In other languages

Language Name Origin
Korean Ryu Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Chinese 阿龍 Ā Lóng From 竜 ryū (dragon).

Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudreyBarzaBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlKathrynLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMaryMelodyMannesNeesha
RafeRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcusMerilyn
OakleyThe PhantomRiotArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiram
ShayminSlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDabuDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGabuGhrisGlacineGodey
Grandpa DamGroudon (M06)Spencer HaleHeroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanataKatoKevin
KikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMeredithMewtwo's creators
MirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterOginPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsRavineRaymondQueen RinRossSabu
SchuylerShipShunTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiMr. White

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