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."

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

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  • Normal
"Do you wish to challenge the Elite Four? It won't be easy to defeat us! Let the match begin!"
"You got me! Keep going to see the true power of the Elite Four!"
  • Hard
"I have become stronger! There's no way I'll lose now!"
"You got me. But don't think losing will change my ways. To reach the top, you must continue on to face the true might of the Elite Four!"
  • Super Hard
"I have become stronger! There's no way I'll lose now!"
"You got me. But don't think losing will change my ways. To reach the top, you must continue on to face the true might of the Elite Four!"
  • Intense
"I have become stronger! There's no way I'll lose now!"
"You got me. But don't think losing will change my ways. To reach the top, you must continue on to face the true might of the Elite Four!"

Pokémon Stadium 2

  • Before battle
"I have observed your battle techniques. I'm ready for you!"
"Have you studied up on Psychic-type Pokémon?"
"So, you have finally reached me. All right. Prepare for battle!"
  • Sending out first Pokémon
"Start!"
  • Sending out a new Pokémon
"Switch to <Pokémon>!"
"<Pokémon>, go!"
"<Pokémon>, fight!"
"Attack, <Pokémon>!"
"Come back, <Pokémon>!"
"<Pokémon>, that will do!"
"That was good!"
"You earned a reward!"
  • Own Pokémon faints
"I blew it all!"
"Hmm... Not bad."
  • Player's Pokémon faints
"Did that surprise you?"
"We're taking aim at its weak spot. How do you like that?"
  • Player's Pokémon lands a critical hit
"I felt that. That connected with a weak spot."
"Hmm... This can't be helped."
  • Commanding his Pokémon to use Psychic
"Here's an attack on the psyche!"
"You really are unlucky."
  • If the player is defeated
"That decided it."
  • After being defeated
"Of all the opponents I've faced, you're the best without a doubt."
"I'm impressed. I have no regrets about this. Go on ahead."
"I've expended all my power. I have no regrets about losing this way."
  • After winning
"That was close. I wonder what it is that you lack."
"Sorry about that, but I'm shooting for the top myself."
"I never thought you could come this far."
  • If the battle ended in a draw
"This battle will go down in history. I'm sure of it..."
  • If the player runs from the battle
"You're quitting? After all you've done to get here?"

Artwork

Will TCG VS.png
VS artwork from
Generation II

Sprites

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Will in Pokémon Adventures

Will debuts in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. He, along with Karen, Green, Silver, Sham, and Carl, was one of the children raised by the Masked Man to be his servants. Unlike Silver and Green, Will was not kidnapped and went to the Masked Man willingly out of boredom.

Will and Karen first appear at the Ilex Forest, where they were tasked to guard the area. When Green arrives to stop the Masked Man's plan to capture Celebi, she is attacked by Will and Karen. With the Lugia and Ho-Oh they borrowed from the Masked Man, Will and Karen exploit Green's fear of birds to torture her. When Green learns that Will and Karen also defeated and captured Silver, she overcomes her fear of birds and sends out Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres to fight. Green and her allies, Red and Blue, each use one of the legendary birds to battle against Will and Karen. With the assistance of many Pokémon sent from all across Johto and Kanto, Lugia and Ho-Oh were freed from the Masked Man's control and fly away. Defeated, Will made his escape, but was punished by the Masked Man for doing so.

After the Masked Man's defeat, Will and Karen were approached by Bruno and Koga, who offered to form an alliance since all four of them were ex-members of various criminal organizations.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, it is revealed that Will, Karen, Bruno, and Koga were all made members of the Johto Elite Four by the Pokémon Association. The Johto Elite Four went to the Pokéathlon as an act of promotion for the Pokémon League. There, they met Gold, who they challenged to the Power Course. Although they easily defeated Gold in the first two events, Gold gained enough points in the third event to win overall.

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 first known Pokémon. Xatu was first used to attack Green at the Ilex Forest. Green's fear of birds prevented her from fighting back. Later, it was used against Silver while on Lugia's back. After being weakened by a Beat Up from Silver's entire team, Xatu was defeated by a Return from Silver's Feraligatr. In The Escape, it was revealed to have evolved from a Natu.

Xatu's only known move is Psychic.

Debut The Last Battle VII
Will's Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Exeggutor first appeared alongside its Trainer at the Pokéathlon. It was used to challenge Gold in the Goal Roll event, where it easily won.
Debut Attaway, Aipom!

Borrowed

Masked Man's Lugia
Lugia
The Masked Man lent Lugia to Will in order to guard the Ilex Forest. Will used Lugia to battle against Green, Red, and Blue, who each used Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. During the battle, many Pokémon sent from people from Kanto and Johto came to assist. The Pokémon latched on to Lugia and Ho-Oh, and their combined power freed the two from the Masked Man's control. Now freed, Lugia and Ho-Oh flew off to parts unknown.

Lugia's known moves are Whirlpool, Psychic, Fly, and Aeroblast, and its Ability is Pressure.

Debut Lively Lugia I

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 blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
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.
    • There is data in Pokémon Crystal for the gender of almost every Trainer class in the game (Eusine is excluded). This is used to select which dialog pool to sample from when randomly choosing the opponent's dialog. Interestingly, Will is one of two male characters to be identified as female in this array. The other is Bugsy.
  • 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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