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Soren and Rocko

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Soren (left) and Rocko (right)

Soren (Japanese: ソラン Soran) and Rocko (Japanese: リーク Rīku) are the characters of the day in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!. They are brothers, with Soren being the elder one. Soren claims to be "master of the sky", whereas Rocko is the "master of the ground". They have been shown to have great teamwork in their tag battles. However, as with all siblings, they often get into fights if something goes wrong; in this case, losing a battle. Apparently, they do not wish to compete in the Pokémon League because they only participate in tag battles.

While walking though a field on their journey, Ash, Iris and Cilan were confronted by a Drilbur and a Braviary. These belonged to Soren and Rocko, who revealed themselves from their hiding place. After their introduction, they challenged Ash and his friends to a tag battle, claiming they were the greatest tag-battling brothers in the world. Soren even said they easily defeated the Subway Bosses, Emmet and Ingo, though Rocko revealed that was merely in their fantasy.

Soren and Rocko were excited to hear Cilan is a Gym Leader and so they wanted to battle against him and Ash. While Soren and Rocko chose Braviary and Drilbur to battle, Ash and Cilan decided to go with Unfezant and Pansage. At first, Ash and Cilan were surprised by the unique combinations of the brothers, but after taking some hits, they countered with their own combinations and eventually won. This loss made the brothers upset, and they started to blame it on each other's Pokémon. Cilan offered his help however, and evaluated the Pokémon of the siblings, respectively. He came to the conclusion that each of them needed to catch a Water-type Pokémon to battle perfectly, because then they would have full coverage over land, sky and water.

Cilan and the brothers went fishing and they quickly came across a male and a female Frillish. They wanted to catch them, but the brothers started arguing again on what combination to use to attack the Frillish. This made the Frillish attack first and escape. Shortly after that, a Buizel and Corphish appeared. This time, the brothers worked together perfectly, even deciding who would catch which Pokémon. Soren managed to catch Buizel, while Rocko succeeded in catching Corphish. They sincerely thanked Cilan for his help and after that said goodbye to him, Ash and Iris.

Pokémon

This listing is of Soren and Rocko's known Pokémon:

Soren's

Soren's Braviary
Braviary
Braviary first appeared flying towards Ash and his friends. Soren introduced him as the "Soldier of the Sky". He then battled in a tag battle against Unfezant and Pansage. Together with Rocko's Drilbur, he made unique combinations, such as "Drill Wing" (a combination of Drill Run and Wing Attack), "Brave Dig" (a combination of Brave Bird and Dig), "Aerial Claw" (a combination of Aerial Ace and Metal Claw), and "Fury Rock" (a combination of Fury Attack and Rock Slide). Unfezant and Pansage countered with their own combinations however and so he and Drilbur lost.

Later he battled against two Frillish in an attempt by Soren and Rocko to catch them, but due to the brothers arguing, the Frillish attacked Braviary and Drilbur and fled. Shortly after that he battled a Buizel and a Corphish and this time their Trainers succeeded in catching the Pokémon.

Braviary's known moves are Wing Attack, Brave Bird, Aerial Ace, and Fury Attack.

Debut A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Tom Wayland
Soren's Buizel
Buizel
Soren caught this Buizel after Cilan advised him and Rocko to catch a Water-type. After he was caught, Soren immediately came up with a unique combination with Buizel and Braviary, "Jet Brave" (a combination of Aqua Jet and Brave Bird).

Buizel's known moves are Water Gun and Aqua Jet.

Debut A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!

Rocko's

Rocko's Drilbur
Drilbur
Drilbur first appeared digging from the underground towards Ash and his friends. Rocko introduced it as the "Ruler of the Land". It then battled in a tag battle against Unfezant and Pansage. Together with Soren's Braviary, it made unique combinations, such as "Drill Wing" (a combination of Drill Run and Wing Attack), "Brave Dig" (a combination of Brave Bird and Dig), "Aerial Claw" (a combination of Aerial Ace and Metal Claw), and "Fury Rock" (a combination of Fury Attack and Rock Slide). Unfezant and Pansage countered with their own combinations however and so it and Braviary lost.

Later it battled against two Frillish in an attempt by Rocko and Soren to catch them, but due to the brothers arguing, the Frillish attacked Drilbur and Braviary and fled. Shortly after that it battled a Corphish and a Buizel and this time their Trainers succeeded in catching the Pokémon.

Drilbur's known moves are Dig, Drill Run, Metal Claw and Rock Slide.

Debut A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Tom Wayland
Rocko's Corphish
Corphish
Rocko caught this Corphish after Cilan advised him and Soren to catch a Water-type. After it was caught, Rocko immediately came up with a unique combination with Corphish and Drilbur, "Bubble Drill" (a combination of BubbleBeam and Drill Run).

Corphish's only known move is BubbleBeam.

Debut A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Soren: 林原めぐみ Megumi Hayashibara
Rocko: 愛河里花子 Rikako Aikawa
English Soren: Brian Hovland
Rocko: Matthew Charles
Polish Soren:Miłosz Konkel
Rocko: ¿?
Brazilian Portuguese Soren: Lucas Gama
Rocko: Caio Guarnieri
Russian Soren: Evgenii Valtz
Rocko: Daniil Eldarov
Spanish Latin America Soren: Alan García
Rocko: ¿?
Spain Soren: Blanca Rada
Rocko: Sara Vivas

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ソランとリーク Soran and Riku From 空 sora (sky) and 陸 riku (land)
English, Italian Soren & Rocko Soren could be a corruption of his Japanese name or a play on soaring. Rocko most likely comes from rock.
French Gauthier & Hubert
German Bernhard & Rüdiger
Spanish Simón & Rubén*
Soren & Rocko*
Similar to their English names.
Same as their English names
Korean 천명&지평 Cheonmyeong & Jipyeong From 천 cheon (sky) and 지 ji (earth)
Chinese (Mandarin) 空朗與陸克 Kōnglǎng & Lùkè From 空 kōng (sky) and 陸 (land)



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