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レイジ Reiji
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Purple
Hometown Veilstone City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Paul (brother)
Trainer class Pokémon Breeder (former Trainer)
Anime debut Lost Leader Strategy!
English voice actor Tom Wayland
Japanese voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara

Reggie (Japanese: レイジ Reiji) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Breeder from Veilstone City and Paul's older brother.


Reggie in his battle with Brandon

Reggie first appeared in Lost Leader Strategy!. During this meeting, he and Ash battled in a three-on-three match; although Ash's Staravia lost to his Swalot, Turtwig and Pikachu successfully defeated his Bibarel and Staraptor respectively.

Reggie has earned eight Badges from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh. He has also challenged the Battle Frontier and won six of the seven Frontier Symbols. He decided to become a Pokémon Breeder after failing to get the Brave Symbol, as revealed in Aiding the Enemy. Unlike his younger brother, he treats his Pokémon with love and care and thanks them after working hard in a battle. This difference was also noted by Zoey who said that Paul and Reggie seemed like complete opposites.

In Crossing the Battle Line!, Reggie and his Staraptor helped Ash's Staravia to learn Brave Bird. He appeared again in Enter Galactic! where he used Paul's Electabuzz to help Ash fight Team Galactic.

He made a cameo appearance in Saving the World From Ruins!. He also appeared in A Pyramiding Rage!, where he watched his brother's battle against Brandon. In this episode Reggie's loss against Brandon, which was being watched by Paul, was shown in a flashback. Back then he was told by Brandon that he lacked a unique battle strategy which is why he gave up on being a Pokémon Trainer. This incident is what caused Paul to be more focused on a Pokémon's strength than anything else.

Reggie reappeared in Pedal to the Mettle! and Evolving Strategies! to watch the battle between Ash and Paul, which was suggested by him at the end of A Pyramiding Rage! to see how far the two Trainers have developed.

He reappeared in Familiarity Breeds Strategy! and explained that work was keeping him from attending the Lily of the Valley Conference. After discussing Paul's Pokémon line-up and what he had learned as a result from meeting Ash, Reggie encouraged his brother to win. After that, he was seen watching the battle on television between Paul and Ash.


Reggie seems to have the same attitude towards Pokémon as Ash, which is very surprising seeing as that he is the older brother of Paul. He has become friends with Ash and his friends. Several people have noted that Reggie and Paul are as different as Ash and Paul are.


Reggie's Bibarel
Bibarel is the first known Pokémon in Reggie's party. She was chosen to battle Ash's Turtwig in Lost Leader Strategy!. Bibarel knows a variety of powerful moves such as Secret Power. Turtwig was almost defeated when Bibarel's Secret Power made it fall asleep. Bibarel eventually fell to Turtwig, however.

Bibarel's known moves are Super Fang, Secret Power, Take Down and Ice Beam.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Reggie's Swalot
Swalot is the second Pokémon Reggie used in his battle against Ash in Lost Leader Strategy!. It was chosen to battle Ash's Staravia. Reggie used Stockpile to raise Swalot's defense so that it wasn't so susceptible to Staravia's attacks. Swalot was the only one of Reggie's Pokémon that was victorious against one of Ash's Pokémon, defeating Staravia with a powerful Spit Up and Sludge Bomb.

It made a cameo in Familiarity Breeds Strategy! where it appeared alongside Reggie and Staraptor in a call from Paul. It appeared again in Battling a Thaw in Relations! at Reggie's house, along with Staraptor, they were both unhappy to find out Paul had lost.

Swalot's known moves are Stockpile, Spit Up and Sludge Bomb.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Reggie's Staraptor
Staraptor was the final Pokémon Reggie chose in his battle with Ash in Lost Leader Strategy!. It was used in a battle against Ash's Pikachu where it was defeated by Volt Tackle. Staraptor then taught Ash's Staravia Brave Bird in Crossing the Battle Line!. It also reappeared in a flashback in Aiding the Enemy! together with Reggie.

It made a cameo in Familiarity Breeds Strategy! where it appeared alongside Reggie and Swalot in a call from Paul. It appeared again in Battling a Thaw in Relations! at Reggie's house, along with Swalot, they were both unhappy to find out Paul had lost.

Staraptor's known moves are Brave Bird, Steel Wing and Wing Attack.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Sarah Natochenny

Status unknown

Reggie's Drapion
Drapion appeared in a flashback in A Pyramiding Rage! where it was used by Reggie to battle Brandon. It was easily defeated by Brandon's Regirock. It is unknown if he still has Drapion.
Debut A Pyramiding Rage!

Formerly trained

Paul's Electabuzz
Main article: Paul's Electivire

During Ash's stay in Veilstone City, Reggie was caring for Paul's Electabuzz, however it was quick to get into a fight with Ash's Pikachu as the two had been holding a grudge for some time.

When Team Galactic attempted to steal the Veilstone Meteorites, Reggie used Electabuzz to fight off the Golbat that Saturn's grunts were using to create a distraction. During the battle, Electabuzz and Pikachu saved each other from sneak attacks and this helped them end their feud. Afterwards Reggie sent Electabuzz back to Paul for his upcoming battle at the Pastoria Gym.

Debut Two Degrees of Separation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake

It was mentioned in Lost Leader Strategy! that Reggie takes care of Paul's other reserve Pokémon as well. Paul had left Electabuzz with Reggie prior to Lost Leader Strategy! and had taken it back before Chim - Charred!.

Other Pokémon seen in Reggie's care

Reggie Starly Bidoof.png
Starly (×3)
Reggie Starly Bidoof.png
Bidoof (×3)
Reggie Kricketot Stunky Budew.png
Kricketot (×2)
Reggie Shinx.png
Shinx (×2)
Reggie Kricketot Stunky Budew.png
Reggie Cherubi.png
Reggie Kricketot Stunky Budew.png
Reggie Kangaskhan.png

It is unknown if any of these Pokémon belong to Paul; possibly none of them, given Paul's recruitment methods. Also, Paul may not be the only Trainer Reggie looks after Pokémon for and the above ones may belong to other various Trainers.


Reggie's achievements

All Badges and Symbols were obtained prior to his debut appearance in Lost Leader Strategy!.

Indigo League Badges

Johto League Badges

Hoenn League Badges

Sinnoh League Badges

Reggie's Symbols

Battle Frontier Symbols

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 柿原徹也 Tetsuya Kakihara
English Tom Wayland
Dutch Sander van der Poel
German Max Felder
Hebrew דור יצחק Dor Itskhak
Italian Alessandro Rigotti
Polish Krzysztof Szczerbiński
Waldemar Barwiński (season 12)
Brazilian Portuguese Yuri Chesman (DP066-DP069)
Douglas Guedes (DP128-present)
Spanish Latin America Edson Matus (DP066-DP069,DP186-present)
Javier Olguín (DP128-DP132)
Spain David Robles


Language Name Origin
Japanese レイジ Reiji Possibly from 礼 rei (courtesy/propriety), as compared to the 信 shin (trust/confidence) in Shinji (Paul).
English Reggie Similar to his Japanese name. Also similar to "Regi", the prefix common to all the names of the legendary golems, the main Pokémon belonging to the one Frontier Brain he couldn't beat.
Korean 진환 Jinhwan Shares the character 진 jin with his younger brother.
Chinese 雷司 Léisī Sounds similar to Reiji. Shares the character 司 with his younger brother. Also similar to 雷吉 Léijí, the common prefix of the legendary golems.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon George
AlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlain
MairinAriaDianthaGurkinnLysandreMonsieur Pierre
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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