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Simon

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Simon

Simon (Japanese: ラング Lang) is a character of the day in the Pokémon anime.

He appeared in The Poké Spokesman. He was shown to have the ability to talk to Pokémon. When he saw that Ash's Pikachu was weak, he asked Pikachu what the problem was. He then told Ash that the minerals in the ground were causing Pikachu to lose electricity. He invited them back to his rest stop were Pikachu could be recharged. During their stay, they were visited by Officer Jenny who believed Simon was a fraud. When she was about to arrest him, missiles were fired outside, causing a smoke screen so no one could see anything. Simon mysteriously vanished. Team Rocket saw him getting taken away by a group of shady men. It turned out that these men were fake Pokémon interpreters and wanted Simon to join them. Officer Jenny had confused the work of those interpreters with Simon's. He refused to join them, saying that what they were doing was wrong. However, they felt that he was a fake just like they were.

As a young child

Simon eventually left them in order to check on Pikachu, who had to be rushed to the Pokémon Center because he inhaled the smoke caused by the missiles. It was there that he told Ash that he discovered his ability to talk to Pokémon when he was a boy.

Simon's abilities were finally proven to be real when the fake interpreters sent their Magnemite and Magneton to suck up the electricity at the Pokémon Center. He was able to explain to Magnemite and Magneton that they were hurting other Pokémon by what they were doing and they stopped feeding on the electricity. The Magnemite and Magneton eventually turned on their Trainers and held them long enough until Officer Jenny arrived. She thanked Simon for saving the Pokémon Center and arrested the fakes.

Pokémon

Befriended

Simon's Pidgey
Pidgey
Pidgey was one of the Pokémon in the cellar Simon first spoke to. It kept him company while he was down in a cellar during a tornado. After the storm stopped, Simon left the cellar and hasn't seen Pidgey ever since.

None of Pidgey's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman
Simon's Rattata
Rattata
Rattata was one of the Pokémon in the cellar Simon first spoke to. It kept him company while he was down in a cellar during a tornado. After the storm stopped, Simon left the cellar and hasn't seen Rattata ever since.

None of Rattata's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman
Simon's Oddish
Oddish
Oddish was one of the Pokémon in the cellar Simon first spoke to. They kept him company while he was down in a cellar during a tornado. After the storm stopped, Simon left the cellar and hasn't seen Oddish ever since.

None of Oddish's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 亀山助清 Sukekiyo Kameyama
こおろぎさとみ Satomi Kōrogi (young)
English David Brimmer
Tara Jayne (young)
Polish Krzysztof Zakrzewski
Renata Berger (young)
Brazilian Portuguese Élcio Sodré
European Spanish Luis Gaspar
Pilar Martín (young)

Trivia

  • Simon's Japanese name, Lang, is a pun on the word "language". His English name may come from the children's game Simon Says.
  • Simon's ability to communicate with Pokémon is not unlike Anabel's and N's.


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