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Virgil

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Virgil
バージル Virgil
Virgil official art.png
Virgil
Gender Male
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Jeff (father), Davy (brother)
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
English voice actor Tom Wayland
Japanese voice actor Yūki Kaji

Virgil (Japanese: バージル Virgil) is a recurring character who debuted in Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! and a friendly rival of Ash Ketchum. He is a rescue worker, a job which he carries out together with his father Jeff and his older brother Davy. He later won the Vertress Conference.

History

Young Virgil

As a young man, Virgil got lost in a forest with his first Eevee. This Eevee evolved into an Umbreon to help him out of the forest by using Flash. From that point on, Virgil had gained a greater relationship between him and the Eevee species, training and evolving those that he was acquiring.

Years later, in Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!, he witnessed Ash and Iris falling off a cliff while climbing on a mountain full of rocks to continue their way to Vertress City, where Ash was going to participate in the Vertress Conference. He saved them using the help from his Espeon. After becoming friends with them, Virgil took them to his house when the group wanted to see all of the evolutions of Eevee. While explaining to the group about the origins of him obtaining all of the Eeveelutions, an emergency alarm went off regarding wild Cryogonal freezing over a nearby dam. Virgil's brother Davy appeared, piloting a helicopter. He told Virgil he would be going to the dam and that Virgil would have to ask their father Jeff about the details. Davy disallowed Virgil to come with him as he knew that Virgil would cause trouble. Even though Virgil promised that he wouldn't, he was told to stay behind in case of another mission.

He went to Jeff in his office and asked him about where Davy was going. After Jeff told him the details regarding the mission, he noticed on the monitor that Davy was trapped inside the control house of the dam. Virgil, along with the group, headed to the dam while Jeff stayed behind in his office. When he arrived at the reservoir taken over by wild Cryogonal, he was able to get inside the building with the help of his Pokémon. He navigated the building using Umbreon's Flash and found the main generator. He deduced the fact that the batteries were low on the generator, which was the result of the power outage. Ash and Virgil worked together to get the generator up and running with the help of their Electric-type Pokémon. When they eventually got outside again, they got attacked by the wild Cryogonal. Ash stalled one of them while Virgil went off to search for Davy. However, now he got attacked by another Cryogonal as well. After that, three more Cryogonal chased Ash, his friends, and Pignite. Virgil had his Pokémon attack them, but was stopped by Davy, who revealed that another Cryogonal was stuck inside the pipes of the control house. Davy had freed that Cryogonal and it happily reunited with other five outside and together they flew off. Virgil and Davy then worked together to melt the ice around the dam. Later, Virgil revealed that he intended to enter the Vertress Conference too, making him another one of Ash's rivals.

Virgil's Team Eevee

He reappeared in Curtain Up, Unova League! to take part in the Vertress Conference. There, he got some words of encouragement from Davy, who brought him to Vertress City, with Virgil promising to make their father proud. Afterwards, he met up with Ash, his friends and all of Ash's other Unova rivals. He stuck with Ash and his friends while they went to register and met up with Cameron. In the first round, he was pitted against Ultimo. He used his Vaporeon to battle against Ultimo's Crustle. The battle continued in Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, and Virgil won, allowing him to move onto the next round. Unlike the other rivals when they finished their matches, he was not present when Ash was battling Trip.

In Lost at the League!, he was revealed to have made it through the second round and he was shown defeating a Reuniclus with his Glaceon in the third round, getting Virgil to the last 16 Trainers. During the matchups of the fourth round, he got paired with Flora. When the Pokémon League took a short break, he went up to Ash and his friends while they were searching for Axew as he wandered off after a red balloon attracted his attention earlier. Virgil went to the camera room in order to find out where Axew went. After finding out he was taken by a large group of people, he went with Ash and friends again and they continued their search. Bianca arrived and told the group she had seen Axew earlier on. Virgil stayed with her while Ash, Iris and Cilan left to find Axew. Virgil then walked by an alley with Bianca where they met a woman who told them she had seen Ash's Oshawott and some other Pokémon of the group being chased by a Garbodor along a group of Trubbish. Virgil and Bianca immediately headed to a cliff where the Garbodor the woman mentioned threatened the group's Pokémon. As soon as Pikachu, Oshawott, Emolga, Scraggy and Axew were about to fall down a cliff, Virgil arrived in time and used his Espeon's Psychic to get them back up. As soon as Garbodor attacked them with Gunk Shot, Virgil sent out his Umbreon and had it use Shadow Ball to cancel out Garbodor's attack. He then rang a Soothe Bell in order to get the Garbodor and the group of Trubbish to calm down. Later, while Ash, Iris, Cilan and their Pokémon bought the Poison-type Pokémon lots of food in order to make up for what Oshawott did (Oshawott had eaten all of the Trubbish's apples, hence why their caretaker Garbodor was angry), Virgil stayed behind the alley along with Bianca. He watched the fireworks organised for the Vertress Conference and then moved to a grassy field with Ash's friends to continue watching them.

In Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, following Ash's battle with Stephan, Virgil ended up battling Flora where his Umbreon defeated her Gothitelle, gaining Virgil a place in the quarter-finals. As part of the eight remaining Trainers, he got paired with Russet. In the next episode, when he watched Ash's battle with Cameron, he got worried when Cameron's Hydreigon managed to take out two of Ash's Pokémon in a row as Hydreigon would be a possible future opponent for him. However, this wasn't the case as Pignite ultimately managed to take Hydreigon out. He then witnessed Cameron's Riolu evolve into Lucario when Riolu was about to get beaten by Snivy.

Virgil, with the Vertress Championship Trophy

In A Unova League Evolution!, he battled Russet in the quarter-finals, whom he defeated and eliminated from the tournament. In the semi-finals, he battled against Cameron. Virgil had already defeated his whole team except for Lucario while he had three Pokémon left. Virgil managed to defeat Lucario using Flareon and won. By doing that, he progressed into the finals of the conference. At last, he battled Dino in the finals with both sides down to one Pokémon. Virgil managed to win and became the champion of the Vertress Conference.

He received the trophy during the closing ceremonies. Afterwards he said farewell to Ash, his friends and his rivals and was then picked up again by his brother Davy.

Virgil appeared again in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening. He was on his way back to the base after a rescue mission, when his aircraft malfunctioned, forcing him to make an emergency landing. While repairing his aircraft, he met a man named Oscar and his granddaughter, Anna, who offered him food. They also told him a story of how one day, while hiking on a nearby hill, they had almost fallen into a ravine, only to be saved my a mysterious Psychic Pokémon. A man named Dirk then appeared, explaining that the Pokémon in question was Mewtwo, an artificial Pokémon. He claimed that it had saved him from a landslide, but had been hurt in the process, too. With the help of Virgil's Team Eevee and some local forest Pokémon, they were able to locate Mewtwo. Unfortunately it turned out that Dirk was in fact a Pokémon hunter, hired to recapture Mewtwo and bring it back to its creators. As the fight between Dirk and Mewtwo resulted a forest fire, Virgil had Team Eevee fight the fire with their attacks, until it was put out by Mewtwo. After Mewtwo had freed Dirk's Tyranitar and Escavalier, Virgil had his Espeon and Umbreon use Psychic on Dirk, preventing him from escaping. He also assured Mewtwo that he would turn the hunter over to Officer Jenny. Later, Virgil was interviewed in a television program which Ash and his friends were seen watching.

Virgil also makes a cameo appearance in the ending Let's Join Hands.

Character

Due to one of his Eevee evolving into Umbreon to help him out of a dark forest, Virgil has been very grateful towards it and caught more Eevee to complete his collection on Eeveelutions, giving him the status as an Eevee Trainer.

Virgil was known to be overconfident when he was Ash's age, often getting himself into trouble as seen during the flashback of him in a dark forest.

Pokémon

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Leafeon's voice actors, as well as the dub voice actors for Glaceon and Vaporeon.

In rotation

Virgil's Eevee
Eevee
Eevee is Virgil's main partner who is usually seen outside of her Poké Ball. As the newest member of Team Eevee, she serves as their assistants if they need a method of defense or power-up, as seen with Flareon mostly. Eevee was the eighth of her kind that Virgil caught and the only one who hasn't evolved yet.

In A Unova League Evolution!, Virgil used Eevee off-screen in his Vertress Conference quarter-finals battle against Russet and in his finals battle against Dino's Druddigon. Eevee eventually won, making Virgil the winner of the Conference. After the Conference, Virgil noted that having battles with tough Trainers made Eevee very confident. She was last seen along with Virgil, being picked up by Davy.

Eevee's known moves are Helping Hand, Protect, Dig, Iron Tail, Trump Card, and Sand Attack.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Chinami Nishimura
Virgil's Espeon
Eevee → Espeon
Espeon was first seen when he saved Ash and Iris from falling into a cliff by using Psychic. Virgil revealed to the group that he evolved from an Eevee.

In Lost at the League!, Espeon used Psychic to save Pikachu, Oshawott, Scraggy, Axew and Emolga after they were sent flying off a cliff by a wild Garbodor.

In A Unova League Evolution!, Espeon was seen during Virgil's Vertress Conference battle against Cameron. However, he wasn't seen doing anything on-screen, as he was quickly replaced by Flareon. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's battle against Dino in the final.

Espeon's only known move is Psychic.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Hiromi Igarashi
English Kayzie Rogers
Virgil's Flareon
Eevee → Flareon
Flareon was known to have evolved from an Eevee. He was sent out to melt the ice caused by some Cryogonal's Ice Beam. Flareon was proven to be very useful when battling them as he had the type-advantage against the Cryogonal when they trapped Virgil, Ash and his friends.

In A Unova League Evolution!, Flareon was used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battle against Russet in the quarter-finals. Flareon was next seen defeating Cameron's Lucario during the semi-finals of the Vertress Conference, allowing Virgil to move on to the finals. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's battle against Dino in the finals.

Flareon's known moves are Flamethrower, Double Team, and Fire Blast.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūki Hayashi
English Kayzie Rogers
Virgil's Vaporeon
Eevee → Vaporeon
Vaporeon was mentioned to have evolved from an Eevee. He was sent out to take care of the Cryogonal as his speed made it easy to evade most of their attacks.

In Curtain Up, Unova League!, Vaporeon battled Ultimo's Crustle in the first round of the Vertress Conference and won the match in the next episode. He was used off-screen in Virgil's battle against Russet in the quarter-finals in A Unova League Evolution!.

Vaporeon's known moves are Bubble Beam, Shadow Ball, Hydro Pump, and Aurora Beam.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Ryōta Asari
Virgil's Jolteon
Eevee → Jolteon
Virgil sent out Jolteon to handle the Cryogonal. He was also used to create power for a generator. Similar to the other Pokémon on his team, he originated as an Eevee.

He was also used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battles against Russet, Cameron and Dino in A Unova League Evolution!.

Jolteon's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Hirō Sasaki
English Kayzie Rogers
Virgil's Eevee

Virgil's Umbreon
Eevee → Umbreon
Umbreon is Virgil's very first Pokémon that he trained from an Eevee. He was in his possession before evolving when Virgil was younger during the time they were lost in a dark forest. All hope was lost until he evolved into an Umbreon. Using his ability to glow in the dark, Umbreon helped Virgil navigate through the forest by using his glowing rings.

During the present-day, Umbreon used Psychic to help create a key to unlock a locked door. Umbreon has also been continued to be relied on for lighting up dark places.

In Lost at the League!, Umbreon helped Virgil to calm down a wild Garbodor and a group of Trubbish.

In Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, Umbreon defeated Flora's Gothitelle in the fourth round of the Vertress Conference allowing Virgil to progress to the Top 8. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battles against Cameron and Dino in A Unova League Evolution!.

Umbreon's known moves are Flash, Psychic, and Shadow Ball.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Sōta Arai
English Kayzie Rogers
Virgil's Glaceon
Eevee → Glaceon
Glaceon made a brief appearance with the other members of Team Eevee. He used his icy abilities to create a key to unlock a locked door. Similar to the other Pokémon on the team, he was mentioned to have originated as an Eevee.

In Lost at the League!, Glaceon defeated a Reuniclus in the third round of the Vertress Conference, allowing Virgil to progress to the Top 16. He was also used off-screen in Virgil's quarter-finals battle against Russet in A Unova League Evolution!.

Glaceon's known moves are Icy Wind, Ice Beam, Blizzard, and Sand Attack.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Voice actors
Japanese Momoko Ōhara
Virgil's Leafeon
Eevee → Leafeon
Leafeon only made a brief appearance when he was seen in line with the other members of Team Eevee. Leafeon was mentioned to have originated as an Eevee.

He was used off-screen in Virgil's Vertress Conference battles against Russet, Cameron and Dino in A Unova League Evolution!.

Leafeon's only known move is Sand Attack.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!

Used

Virgil's Klinklang

Davy's Klinklang
Klinklang (×2)
Virgil's family owns two Klinklang to power up helicopters used for their rescue missions. Each one of them are used as gears in the engines of the propellers.

None of Klinklang's moves are known.

Debut Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Virgil's Klink
Klink
Virgil was seen using this Klink to power his helicopter.
Debut Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening
Virgil's Klang
Klang
Virgil was seen using this Klang to power his helicopter.
Debut Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening

In the ranch

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Bouffalant
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Mareep
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Zebstrika
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Blitzle

Badges

Pokémon League

Virgil has competed in the following Pokémon League competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 梶裕貴 Yūki Kaji
English Tom Wayland
Polish Mateusz Rusin
Brazilian Portuguese Silas Borges
Russian Alexandr Gavrilin
European Spanish Adrián Viador

In the games

Oshawott battling against Virgil's Eevee

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Virgil appeared in the Pokémon World Tournament download, which was available for players of the Japanese Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games from December 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013. The tournament was based on the Vertress Conference in the anime, which was conducted under Single Battle rules. Virgil was represented as the Pokémon Ranger Trainer class.

Pokémon



Quotes

  • Announcement
イッシュのへいわは おれが まもる! チームイーブイの バージル!
  • Before battle
にいさんにまけない レスキューたいを めざすぞ チームイーブイ!
  • After being defeated
このままでは イッシュの へいわは まもれない… くんれんだ!
  • After winning
おれは きみたちを ほこりに おもう チームイーブイ かんせいだ!

Trivia

  • Virgil is the only one of the seven Unova rivals who does not own any Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
  • Virgil's Vaporeon used Bubble Beam, a move that it can only learn via TM11 in Generation I.
  • Virgil is the only rival from Unova whom Ash hasn't battled.
  • The gender ratio in Virgil's team is the same gender ratio of Eevee and its evolved forms in the games, with only one out of eight being female.
  • Virgil is likely based on Virgil Tracy from the 1960's TV series Thunderbirds, who is also the second-oldest brother in a rescue organization lead by their father Jeff.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese バージル Virgil Possibly from vigilant.
English, Italian, Spanish Virgil Same as Japanese name.
Korean 버질 Virgil Same as Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 巴吉爾 Bají'ěr Transliteration of his Japanese name.


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