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Reggie

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Reggie
レイジ Reiji
Reggie.png
Reggie
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.

History

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.

Character

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.

Pokémon

Reggie's Bibarel
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
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
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
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
Electabuzz
Main article: Paul's Electabuzz

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!.

Training

Paul's Torterra
Torterra
Main article: Paul's Torterra

Torterra is Paul's strongest Pokémon and his starter as well. It made its first appearance in Top-Down Training!, in which it was used in a battle against Cynthia's Garchomp.

Torterra helped Ash's Grotle cope with its lack of speed after evolution.

Debut Top-Down Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Billy Beach
Paul's Ursaring
Ursaring
Main article: Paul's Ursaring

Paul caught Ursaring in Different Strokes for Different Blokes with the help of his Chimchar. Ursaring was seen several times since, often battling with Chimchar.

Debut Different Strokes for Different Blokes
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Paul's Honchkrow
Honchkrow
Main article: Paul's Honchkrow

Honchkrow's first official appearance was as a Murkrow in Top-Down Training!, in which Paul used it in battle against Cynthia's Garchomp. It evolved off-screen between Riding the Winds of Change! and Lost Leader Strategy!.

Debut Top-Down Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Bill Rogers
Paul's Weavile
Weavile
Paul caught Weavile while he journeyed through Hoenn, Johto and Kanto. Weavile made its first appearance in a battle against Cynthia's Garchomp where it lost, despite the double type-advantage of Ice. Paul sent Weavile out in Riding the Winds of Change! where it worked with Electabuzz to capture Gliscor. Weavile briefly appeared in Aiding the Enemy as Torterra's sparring partner. Weavile appeared again in Pedal to the Mettle! where it went up against Ash's Staraptor in Ash and Paul's Full Battle and lost, despite the type-advantage. In Battling a Thaw in Relations! it was with Reggie along with Paul's Torterra, Ursaring and Honchkrow, disappointed finding out Paul had lost.

Weavile's known moves are Blizzard, Ice Beam, Ice Shard, Swords Dance and Metal Claw.

Debut Top-Down Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Bill Rogers
Paul's Gliscor
Gliscor
Paul caught Gliscor in Riding the Winds of Change! after hearing of its reputation as a powerful Pokémon, causing a lot of trouble along with its pack of Gligar. While easily standing up against Electabuzz and Weavile, it was finally caught by Paul, while Ash was trying to talk with it. Gliscor appeared again in Chim - Charred!, in which it was used to battle Ash's Gligar and won the battle rather easily. Gliscor made a brief appearance in Aiding the Enemy along with Paul's other Pokémon outside of the Pokémon Center while the Team Rocket trio took care of Paul's Torterra. Gliscor has not been seen since.

Gliscor's known moves are X-Scissor, Sandstorm, Knock Off, and Guillotine.

Debut Riding the Winds of Change!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Marc Thompson
Paul's Magmortar
Magmortar
Main article: Paul's Magmortar

Paul chose Magmortar to replace his Chimchar after he released it. It first debuted as a Magmar in Lost Leader Strategy!, in which it appeared in a flashback. Magmar made its first real appearance in Aiding the Enemy!, sleeping with Paul's other Pokémon.

Magmar's evolution was revealed in Pedal to the Mettle! when Paul chose Magmortar to battle Ash's Pikachu.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Tom Wayland
Paul's Hariyama
Hariyama
Hariyama fought against Brandon's Regirock, with Paul bringing it out to utilize its type advantage. It appeared to be very powerful, managing to block Regirock's otherwise deadly Stone Edge with its hands and strike with multiple Arm Thrusts. However, it was caught at close range, stunned with Shock Wave and subsequently taken out by Focus Punch.

Hariyama's known moves are Arm Thrust and Force Palm.

Debut A Pyramiding Rage!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Bill Rogers
Paul's Nidoking
Nidoking
Paul's Nidoking fought against Brandon's Registeel. Nidoking also proved to be powerful, surprising even Brandon with his ability to recover so quickly from a Flash Cannon to the face. He hit Registeel directly with all of his attacks, but the Drill Pokémon didn't manage to cause much damage to the Iron Pokémon and was defeated with a powerful Iron Head.

Nidoking's known moves are Earth Power, Double Kick, and Thunderbolt.

Debut A Pyramiding Rage!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

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
Budew
Reggie Cherubi.png
Cherubi
Reggie Kricketot Stunky Budew.png
Stunky
Reggie Kangaskhan.png
Kangaskhan

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.

Achievements

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
Hindi नचिकेत दिघे Nachiket Dighe (Cartoon Netowrk dub)
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

Names

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 SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotAlainMairinLysandreAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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