Shigeki Morimoto

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Shigeki Morimoto with the boxes for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions

Shigeki Morimoto (Japanese: 森本茂樹 Morimoto Shigeki) is a game designer and programmer (among other various roles such as Pokémon adviser and Pokémon designer), currently working at Game Freak. He has been involved in nearly every main series Pokémon game since Pokémon Red and Green Versions. He is most notable for the creation of the Pokémon Mew, his favorite Pokémon. He also appears as an NPC in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 and Sun and Moon. In every game he has appeared in, he has the appearance of a Veteran.

Game credits

In-game cameo appearance

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Morimoto appears in Castelia City in the Game Freak building. He will battle the player once per day, although in Black and White, the player must have entered the Hall of Fame before this is possible. He uses the Veteran sprite.

In Sun and Moon, Morimoto returns as a Trainer the player can battle in the Game Freak office in Heahea City. Like in Black and White, the player must have become Champion before they can battle him, he can be battled once per day, and he shares his appearance with male Veterans. Morimoto will heal the player's Pokémon after defeating him, and after defeating him for the first time, he will give the player an Oval Charm.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pre-Hall of Fame


Post-Hall of Fame


Pokémon Sun and Moon



Quotes

Pokémon Black and White

  • Before entering the Hall of Fame
"A tip for getting strong in Pokémon battles… Let me guess. I guess the most important thing is… having a lot of battles! If you become very strong, come back and have a Pokémon battle with me!"
  • Before battle
"Oh! You've become strong! I can tell. Do you want to have a battle with me?"
No: "No? I've been raising Pokémon, thinking about their Abilities and just the right combination of held items. What a pity…"
Yes: "Well, let's begin!"
  • Being defeated
"After all, I am the strongest and greatest. Just kidding!"
  • After being defeated
"You think about battles very thoroughly. I lost, but I learned a lot from you. Besides, it was fun! Come back again tomorrow."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

  • Before battle (before entering the Hall of Fame)
"A tip for getting strong in Pokémon battles... Let me guess. I guess the most important thing is… having a lot of battles! Do you want to battle?"
No: "OK. I hope we can battle next time."
Yes: "Well, let's begin!"
  • Before battle (after entering the Hall of Fame)
"Oh! You've become strong! I can tell. Do you want to have a battle with me?"
No: "No? I've been raising Pokémon, thinking about their Abilities and just the right combination of held items. What a pity…"
Yes: "Well, let's begin!"
  • Being defeated
"After all, I am the strongest and greatest. Just kidding!"
  • After being defeated
"You think about battles very thoroughly. I lost, but I learned a lot from you. Besides, it was fun! Come back again tomorrow."

Pokémon Sun and Moon

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  • Before entering the Hall of Fame
"Are you out and about on your island challenge? When you've completed it, come on back. Don't forget about me here, OK?"
  • Before battle
"I'd say I'm pretty up to speed on Pokémon battling. What do you think? Want to battle me? I'm really good, you know?"
Let's not: "Oh yeah? Well, that's a real shame. I'm really good, after all."
Let's battle: "Whoops! I forgot to save before the battle… but I'm going to win anyway, so it's fine."
  • Being defeated
"I'll eventually be the strongest, and it'll be awesome… Nah."
  • After being defeated
"You're really good, too. After all, you managed to beat me. You can brag about it, if you want. Here, I'll even heal up your Pokémon since you dared to take me on in battle."
"And here. I'll give you this, too. With one of these, the Pokémon you drop off at the Pokémon Nursery will have a better chance than usual of finding a Pokémon Egg."
"I'll let you fight me again sometime, if you want. Just once a day, though, OK? So come back tomorrow. Though I'll probably have forgotten you already."
  • If talked to again on the same day he was defeated
"I'm not gonna fight you again today. You've got to come back tomorrow."
"You know Diglett, right? It’s actually basically just a character that I had made up when I was a little kid. I even drew up a flip-book featuring it then!"
"You know Mankey, right? I’m actually the one who came up with it! The boss told me to make a Pokémon with a bit of this and a bit of that, and that’s what I drew! I’m pretty fond of it myself!"
"We had a poll in the company once a long time ago to see which Pokémon was most popular... and back then the winner was Exeggutor!"
"Tauros used to be real strong, huh? I was the one who thought up that one. But Blizzard was a bit too strong, eh?"
"You know Mew, right? I made it. Everything about it. The pixel art, its cry, its Pokédex entry, everything. I just barely finished in time, too! It was right at the very end of the game’s development!"

Videos

#Pokemon20: Shigeki Morimoto

By The Official Pokémon Channel
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Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieHauProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohnMr. HyperGester
RedBlueWallyCynthiaGrimsleyColressSinaDexioLookerAnabelMorimoto
Team SkullAether FoundationTrial CaptainsIsland KahunasElite FourName RaterJudge

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