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If you were looking for the character who battled Gary Oak at the beginning of Power Play!, see Alex Davis.


Alex (Japanese: アズマ Azuma) is the character of the day in Taming of the Shroomish.

When Alex was a little boy, he used to play with many Shroomish that shared a mansion with his grandfather. But as time went on, the forest around the mansion was being cut down to make way for buildings. Eventually, all the Shroomish left the mansion.

The city was planning on tearing down the mansion that Alex's grandfather had lived in. But strange things have been happening. The workers complained of feeling sick from the mansion. Alex would occasionally check up things to see if anything strange would happen. One day, he happened to come across Ash and Max who were standing in the garden of the mansion. He asked what they were doing there and they said that a Shroomish jumped in the window. Alex didn't believe them but decided to check it out anyway.

Inside the mansion, they all soon found the Shroomish that Max was taking care of. Alex was surprised that a Shroomish had come back to the mansion. Not only was this Shroomish living in the mansion but a large group of them as well. It turned out what was making all the workers sick was the Stun Spore from the Shroomish.

Eventually, Alex stopped the demolition of the mansion and decided to live in it with the Shroomish like he did when he was little.



Alex's Shroomish
Alex has befriended many Shroomish. Max met one seemingly unhappy Shroomish while returning from a burger run with Ash. Max wanted to feed it and make friends with it, so Ash gave Max some Pokémon food to feed it. Shroomish was suspicious and used Stun Spore; causing Ash and Max to quickly back away in surprise.

Ash and Max noted that Shroomish was in the city instead of the forest, where its kind normally would live. Figuring that it might have been separated from its Trainer, they decided that they should take it to a Pokémon Center. Max took out a handkerchief and tied it around the top of Shroomish's head as a gift. The gift made Shroomish very happy. Max then picked up Shroomish and they headed off.

After another failed Pika-Team Rocket plan, Shroomish, still in Max's arms, got very distressed and ran off. Ash and Max followed it. Shroomish then went into the mansion through a broken window. In the end, Shroomish stayed in the mansion with Alex who promised to replant the forest.

Shroomish's known moves are Stun Spore and Leech Seed.

Debut Taming of the Shroomish

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 栗山浩一 Kōichi Kuriyama
English Mike Pollock
European Spanish Juan Antonio Soler

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