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Underground Man

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Underground Man
ちかおじさん Underground Man
Underground Man anime.png
The Underground Man in the anime
Gender Male
Hometown Eterna City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Byron (son), Roark (grandson)
Generation IV
Games Diamond and Pearl
Anime debut A Grass Menagerie!
English voice actor Eric Schussler
Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka

The Underground Man (Japanese: ちかおじさん Underground Man) lives in Eterna City in a house next door to the Pokémon Center. He is the father of Byron and grandfather of Roark.

In the games

When players first meets him, he gives them the Explorer Kit. The other NPCs in his house describe various aspects of exploring The Underground.

He also gives a series of tasks, each with various rewards when they are completed:

Task Reward
Use the Explorer Kit and go to The Underground Move Trap (Up), Bubble Trap, Leaf Trap
Dig something out of the wall Prism Sphere 1, Red Sphere 1, Blue Sphere 1
Plant a Sphere in the ground Digger Drill
Dig a Secret Base Plain Table, Wooden Chair, Small Bookshelf, Buneary Doll
Decorate a Secret Base Doll of your Starter (Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup)
Capture a flag from another player's Secret Base Bronze flag, ability to remove three boulders, Base Upgrade (Up to 12 Decorations), Pretty Gem
Capture three flags from another player's Secret Base Silver flag, ability to remove two more boulders, Base Upgrade (Up to 15 Decorations), Shiny Gem
Capture ten flags from another player's Secret Base Gold flag, ability to remove five more boulders, Mystic Gem, and a radar that shows the locations

of treasure, buried spheres and traps for the whole underground map.

Capture fifty flags from another player's Secret Base Platinum flag, ability to remove all boulders, Glitter Gem, and a star on the Trainer Card.

In the anime

The Underground Man appeared in A Grass Menagerie! while Team Rocket was exploring The Underground. He convinced Jessie, James and Meowth to dig up spheres and shards for him from the Underground and fed them as a way of thanks. However, while they ate, he fled with the treasures.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Schussler
Czech Michal Holán
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
Polish Marek Robaczewski
European Spanish Antonio Esquivas

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Underground Man in Pokémon Adventures

The Underground Man first appears in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia I, where he and Byron were digging underground with the Explorer Kit to avoid Team Galactic from tracking the Sinnoh Gym Leaders. In the next chapter, he suffered the effects from the distortion of time and space caused by Dialga and Palkia battling. In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia VI, the Underground Man along with Byron, Professor Rowan and Sir Berlitz escape from the underground.


Underground Man's Dugtrio
Dugtrio (×3)
The Underground Man uses these three Dugtrio to help him dig underground. While digging, they were suffering the effects from the distortion of time and space caused by Dialga and Palkia battling.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia I

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