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Robert (Japanese: ロバート Robert) is a recurring character of the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Coordinator from Silver Rock Isle who first appeared in Win, Lose or Drew!.
Robert made his debut appearance in Win, Lose or Drew!, where he was seen participating in the Slateport City Pokémon Contest. In the first round, he delivered a performance that left the three judges very impressed and secured him a place among the Coordinators moving on to the Contest Battles. There, he faced off against Drew in the semifinals and proved to be a very tough opponent, lowering enough of Drew's points to be announced as the winner of their battle when the five-minute time limit expired. He was later shown receiving the Slateport Ribbon.
He reappeared to take part in the Hoenn Grand Festival in Hi Ho Silver Wind!, where he was briefly seen competing in the preliminary Appeals Round, during which he successfully showcased his Milotic to proceed to the next stage. In Deceit and Assist, he used Milotic yet again for the secondary Appeals Round, scoring a perfect 100 and advancing to the Battle Stage.
In Rhapsody in Drew, he nearly became a victim of Team Rocket when they tried to steal his identity and his Pokémon so Jessie could compete in the Grand Festival. Ash appeared right at that moment to stop Team Rocket using his Snorunt. However, the Snow Hat Pokémon couldn't get its Ice Beam to work and so Robert took Snorunt aside and told it how to focus its energy when executing the attack. After evolving into Glalie, it managed to properly use its Ice-type move to send Team Rocket blasting off, thanks in part to Robert's pep talk.
Robert then proceeded to the finals of the Grand Festival, where he found himself up against Drew once again. Just like in the Slateport Contest, Robert easily defeated Drew, thus earning the Ribbon Cup as well as the title of Top Coordinator. According to Drew, immediately after he won, he began training for the next Grand Festival.
Robert is shown to be a very skilled Pokémon Coordinator as he advanced to the Battle Stage with a high score in both the Slateport Contest and the Hoenn Grand Festival. He also seems to be a calm and collected person. This was shown when Team Rocket attacked him and he remained composed even though they were trying to steal his Pokémon.
Robert is dedicated towards his goal and takes Pokémon Contests very seriously, starting to practice for the next Grand Festival soon after winning the Hoenn Ribbon Cup. He seems to be very knowledgeable about Pokémon, as shown when he told Ash's Snorunt the key to control its unmastered Ice Beam attack.
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This listing is of Robert's known Pokémon in the anime.
This listing is of the Ribbons Robert has obtained in the Hoenn region:
Grand Festival ranking
Robert has competed in the following Grand Festivals:
In the manga
Robert in the Ash and Pikachu manga
In the Ash and Pikachu manga
Robert appears in the chapter, The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!, of the Ash and Pikachu manga.
He participated in the same Pokémon Contest that May and Drew were competing. He was able to get past the first round and battled a Coordinator and his Seedot where he won. After Drew defeated May, Robert battled him in the final round where he was able to defeat him and win the Pokémon Contest.
| Milotic is Robert's only known Pokémon. He chose Milotic to participate in the Pokémon Contest and was able to get to the final round where Milotic eventually defeated Drew's Roselia.
None of Milotic's moves are known.
|| The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
- Both of Robert's known Pokémon debuted in episodes with Drew in their titles.