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Will

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Will
イツキ Itsuki
HeartGold SoulSilver Will.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Age 22*
Gender Male
Eye color Black, Lilac*
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto or Johto
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Stadium 2, HeartGold, SoulSilver
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Psychic types

Will (Japanese: イツキ Itsuki) is a Master Psychic-type Trainer and member of the Johto Elite Four.

Will is noted for his peculiar appearance—formal clothes and a mask that covers his eyes.

In the games

Will is a member of the Elite Four in the Generation II and Generation IV games. He is the first of the five Trainers one must battle after defeating the eight Gym Leaders of Johto.

Pokémon

This listing is for Will's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

First battle


Rematch


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

  • Before battle
"Welcome to Pokémon League, <player>. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Will. I have trained all around the world, making my psychic Pokémon powerful. And, at last, I've been accepted into the Elite Four. I can only keep getting better! Losing is not an option!"
  • Being defeated
"I… I can't… believe it…"
  • After being defeated
"Even though I was defeated, I won't change my course. I will continue battling until I stand above all Trainers! Now, <player>, move on and experience the true ferocity of the Elite Four."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

  • Before battle
"Welcome to the Pokémon League! Allow me to introduce myself. I am Will. I have trained all around the world, making my Psychic-type Pokémon powerful. And, at last, I've been accepted into the Elite Four. I can only keep getting better! Losing is not an option!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"We Psychics don't give up even when we're down to the last Pokémon. That's what makes us so formidable."
  • Last Pokémon at critical health
"Until we reach zero, our power is limitless. I'm not giving up yet!"
  • Being defeated
"I… I can't…believe it…"
  • After being defeated
"Even though I was defeated, I won't change my course. I will continue battling until I stand above all Trainers! Now move on and experience the true ferocity of the Elite Four."

Artwork

Will TCG VS.png
VS artwork from
Generation II

Sprites

Spr GS Will.png Spr HGSS Will.png VSWill.png Will II OD.png Will OD.png S2 Elite Four Will.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portrait from
Stadium 2

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Will and the Elite Four in Pokémon Adventures

Will—along with Karen, Green, Silver, Sham, and Carl—is one of the children kidnapped by the Masked Man and raised to be his servants. Will was one of the few who were inducted as one of his followers of his own volition, and became one of the leaders of the new Team Rocket formed in Johto. After being cornered and beaten by Silver and the freeing of Ho-Oh and Lugia, which were under his command, he and Karen met Koga and Bruno, who after the Masked Man's defeat offered positions. Together, the four formed a new Elite Four and weren't heard of until the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter. In this recent reappearance, Will sports a new outfit that resembles his game counterpart's.

Pokémon

This listing is of Will's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Will's Natu

Will's Xatu
Natu → Xatu
Xatu is Will's main Pokémon during the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. Xatu was first seen around the final chapter of that series. It was used to battle Blue and Silver and lost to a Return attack from Silver's Feraligatr.

In Escape, it was revealed to have evolved from a Natu in a flashback of his childhood.

Xatu's only known move is Psychic.

Debut The Last Battle VII
Will's Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Will received an Exeggutor sometime during the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter. It was used during the Goal Roll event of the Pokéathlon where it had no trouble trying to score goals.
Debut Attaway, Aipom!

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Will in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Will appears in A Challenge to the Elite Four of Pokémon Pocket Monsters. He is a member of the Johto Elite Four.

Will, along with Bruno and Koga fell from the Elite Four Tower, seemingly defeated by Karen. Red asked them what happened, but Koga asked him to ask Karen herself. It is later revealed that after being exhausted from training, Karen decided to tell them a joke, and they fell down the building after hearing her dumb joke.

Pokémon

Will's Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Exeggutor is Will's only known Pokémon. It appeared on the top floor of the Pokémon League when Red found Karen up there. It was "sieved" by Clefairy since Red was outnumbered.
Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Will or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Will's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Will's Slowbro Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 072/141
Will's Exeggutor Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 073/141
Will's Jynx Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 074/141
Will's Xatu Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 075/141
Will's Espeon Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 076/141
Will's Slowking Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 077/141
Will's Girafarig Psychic Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 078/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Will's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 121/141
Will's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 122/141
 

Trivia

  • Will's hair falls over the left side of his face, leading to his left eye being whited out in some depictions. This has spurred debate as to whether he has one functioning eye or two. This is rectified in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, where his overworld sprite clearly shows two eyes, both obscured by white.
  • Will has several similarities with Lorelei: both of them are the first challenger of Kanto Elite Four; both of them have used Slowbro and Jynx in their respective parties; they have similar hairstyles; and both of them have had their hair depicted as either purple or red.
  • All of Will's Pokémon (excluding Jynx, for obvious reasons) changed from male in Gold, Silver, and Crystal to female in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
    • Similarly to Saturn, Bugsy and Janine (Generation II) his Pokémon are the opposite gender of himself despite having a 50-50 gender ratio.
  • Will's Jynx changes Abilities between battles in HeartGold and SoulSilver; in the first battle, she has Oblivious, but during the rematch, she has Forewarn.
  • Will is the only member of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four (in Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver) that uses only Pokémon of the type that he specializes in the first match. All others have at least one Pokémon not of their specialty in their first match, and, with the exception of Lance, replace the Pokémon not of their specialty with Pokémon of their specialty in rematches.
  • All of Will's Pokémon are dual-types the first time he is battled.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese イツキ Itsuki From 槻 tsuki, Japanese Zelkova.
English Will From willpower, mental strength.
French Clément Similar to the word mental.
German Willi From Wille (will).
Italian Pino Possible reference to the Italian prefix ipno- (hypno-).
Spanish Mento Similar to the Spanish word mente (mind).
Korean 일목 Ilmok From 一木 Itsuki.
Chinese (Mandarin) 一樹 / 一树 Yīshù From the Japanese name 一樹 Itsuki.


Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga*, Lt. Surge*, & Sabrina* (Triad)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird, & Orm (T3B)
Duos: Butch & CassidyAttila & HunAnnie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji
DominoIron-Masked MarauderTysonWendyDr. Namba
SebastianViperMondoPierceDr. ZagerChristopher
MiyamotoRocket ScoutMatoriKaedeBlaine*

Indigo League
Generation I and Generation III
Spr FRLG Lorelei.png
Elite Four
Lorelei
Spr FRLG Bruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
Spr FRLG Agatha.png
Elite Four
Agatha
Spr FRLG Lance.png
Elite Four
Lance
Blue
Champion
Blue
Generation II and Generation IV
VSWill.png
Elite Four
Will
VSKoga.png
Elite Four
Koga
VSBruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
VSKaren.png
Elite Four
Karen
VSLance.png
Champion
Lance

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