Editing of Bulbapedia is currently restricted. Please see this message for more details.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are coming this November!

Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel.

Tommy (Kanto)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
If you were looking for the character with the Japanese name of Tomo, see Tammy (movie).
Tommy

Tommy (Japanese: タロウ Tarō) also known as Tomo (Japanese: ターサン Tarsan) is a little boy who lives in the Safari Zone and was raised by Kangaskhan.

In the anime

Tommy is the character of the day in The Kangaskhan Kid.

Ash, Misty, and Brock were traveling through the Kanto Safari Zone when Team Rocket tried to steal a herd of Kangaskhan living on a preserve area of the park. A feral boy freed the captured Kangaskhan with his boomerang, and led them in action against Team Rocket.

Later, a rich couple arrived in a helicopter and explained they were looking for their son Tommy who had been missing for five years. The family was flying over the Safari Zone when the father held their child outside the window of the copter to give him a better look and dropped him. The couple showed Officer Jenny a picture of their boy, and she recognized him as Tomo - the feral boy who protects the Kangaskhan.

Brock tried to help an injured baby Kangaskhan and Tommy attacked Brock with his boomerang. Tommy's human parents tried to explain who they are, but Tommy insisted that the Kangaskhan have always been his real parents. Tommy's father knocked him unconscious and the boy remembered his past.

Team Rocket tried to steal the Kangaskhan again with a giant robot, but Tommy's parents crashed their helicopter into the robot to destroy it. Tommy's parents emerged from the rubble, however, and announced that they planned to live in the Safari Zone with Tommy and the Kangaskhan herd.

Pokémon

Befriended

This is a list of Pokémon Tommy has befriended in the anime.

Tommy's Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
Tommy's Kangaskhan is a Pokémon Tommy befriended. Its only appearance was in The Kangaskhan Kid, and it is the biggest one of its herd. It first appeared when Team Rocket caught a herd of Kangaskhan, including Tommy's, with their huge net, but they were eventually saved by Tommy and it rode off with Tommy in its pouch. Ash and his friends find the baby Kangaskhan which is supposed to be in the pouch where Tommy is and heal it.

Later Team Rocket turn up in their new mecha and tranquillize all of the Kangaskhan except for the leader. With the help of Ash and his friends they send Team Rocket blasting off. In the end Tommy, his parents and the baby Kangaskhan live with each over with the Kangaskhan herd.

Kangaskhan's only known move is Dizzy Punch.

Debut The Kangaskhan Kid
Voice actors
Japanese Sachiko Kobayashi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese くまいもとこ Motoko Kumai
English Jimmy Zoppi
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Renata Berger
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Cristina Yuste

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Tommy in the manga

Tommy also makes an appearance in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. In the chapter Pikachu's Excellent Adventure, he helps a lost Pikachu, along with Squirtle and Charmander, find the Hidden Village where Pikachu hopes to be reunited with Ash.

Tommy lives with his adoptive mother, a Kangaskhan. His biological parents are never shown in the manga. It is unknown when he was separated from his parents. Kangaskhan believes that he has been abandoned. Tommy is able to speak fluently in Pokémon language as well as basic human language.

Pokémon

Befriended

This is a list of Pokémon Tommy has befriended in the Electric Tale of Pikachu.

Tommy's Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan is a Pokémon Tommy befriended and considers his mother. She and Tommy took Pikachu, Squirtle, and Charmander to the Pokémon Paradise in the Hidden Village. When Team Rocket attacked the Village and started capturing the Pokémon there, she and Pikachu defeated them and sent them blasting off.

Kangaskhan's only known move is Mega Kick.

Debut Pikachu's Excellent Adventure

Trivia

  • Tommy is a fairly obvious parody of Tarzan in both his back story and behavior, as well as his Japanese name.
  • In an old Pokémon.com summary, he was called Tarzan, which comes from his Japanese name.[1]

References

  1. Pokémon World - Cartoons (archive)
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuGary OakRitchieMay OakProfessor OakDelia KetchumJessieJamesMeowth
Gym Leaders
BrockMistyKogaSabrinaGiovanniRudyDrake
Other
A.J.AyaBillDamianDarioDuplicaEevee brothersGiselleJeanette FisherOfficer JennyJoeNurse Joy
Lara LaramieMahriMelanieMikeyMimiProfessor OrvillePotterFlorinda ShowersRubySamuraiTommy
Project COD logo.png This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.