Brock (anime)

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タケシ Takeshi
Brock SM.png
Art from the Sun & Moon series.
Age 15 (as of debut)
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pewter City
Region Kanto
Relatives Flint (father), Lola (mother), Forrest (brother), 8 other siblings
Trainer class Gym Leader, Pokémon Breeder
Game counterpart Brock
Leader of Pewter Gym
Badge Boulder Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City
English voice actor Eric Stuart (EP005-AG145)
Bill Rogers (AG146-present) (MoMP)
Japanese voice actor Yūji Ueda

Brock (Japanese: タケシ Takeshi) is an aspiring Pokémon Doctor from Pewter City and a former traveling partner of Ash. He is also the former Gym Leader of the Pewter Gym.


A young Brock

As Ash's traveling companion

Not much is known about Brock's early childhood, except that his first Pokémon was an Onix he received as a gift at the age of 10.

Brock was introduced in Showdown in Pewter City, where he ran the Pewter Gym while also taking care of his siblings on his own. At some point before the episode, Brock's father Flint returned to Pewter City. Considering himself a failure, Flint donned a disguise and sold rocks as souvenirs at the edge of town, rather than return to his family. After Brock awarded Ash the Boulder Badge, Flint came forward and confessed who he was. Flint took on the responsibilities of the Pewter Gym and his family, leaving Brock free to journey with Ash and Misty.

Brock only became the Gym Leader because he felt it was his responsibility, and he admitted to Ash that he would rather care for Pokémon than battle them. It was his dream to become a great Pokémon Breeder, and when Flint took back control of the Gym, Brock was allowed to start following this dream.

Brock was also able to meet and make advances towards the many beautiful women he met. At first, he was more casual about approaching women, such as Officer Jenny in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, and more modest as well, such as when he met Melanie in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. However, he became more open and passionate towards almost all single young women as time progressed.

Brock took care of a Vulpix that belonged to a Breeder named Suzie.

Brock's family

Brock briefly left the show during the Orange Islands saga to work for Professor Ivy on Valencia Island and so is only seen in a couple of cameos in the second movie. While there, something happened that will probably remain secret as Brock will only huddle and say "that name" whenever he is asked about it. In the English dub of Destiny Deoxys, he mentioned his work for her. After this incident, Brock returned to Kanto where he was found by Delia Ketchum, who helped him to regain his strength. Brock then became a rival to Mimey until he rejoined Ash and Misty as the three traveled to Johto.

In Beauty and the Breeder, Brock returned Vulpix to Suzie. Together, they entered Vulpix into the Pokémon Beauty Contest in Bonitaville.

At the end of Ash and his friends' journey in Johto, the three went their separate ways, with Brock's help requested at home by his father.

Upon his return home, Brock was dismayed to find that his mother had returned and commandeered the Gym, turning the Rock-type haven into a brightly decorated Water-type den. Brock battled her for the honor of Rock types and won, promising his brother Forrest that he would become Gym Leader someday.

After that, Brock returned to follow Ash through Hoenn, along with their new friends May and Max, and then through Kanto again as Ash took on the Kanto Battle Frontier. He left briefly when the Advanced Generation series ended in order to visit his home, but quickly returned to travel with Ash and Dawn in Sinnoh. Near the end of the Sinnoh saga, Brock began to show interest in becoming a Pokémon Doctor, and so, rather than following Ash to Unova to advise him, decided to remain in Kanto to study.

Brock is among the longest-running main characters in the anime, having been present in nearly every episode between Showdown in Pewter City and Memories are Made of Bliss!, with the notable exception of the Orange Islands saga, the final original series episode, the first three episodes of the Advanced Generation series, and the first episode of the Diamond & Pearl series. His tenure is ranked only under Ash and Pikachu, who have appeared in every episode, and Jessie, James, and Meowth, who also have appeared in every episode except for the very first episode, AG120, and a few episodes of the Best Wishes series, the XY series and the Sun & Moon series.

Brock made an appearance in SS025, where it was revealed that, while waiting to attend a Pokémon medical school, he had been studying hard at home as well as helping out at the Pewter City Pokémon Center. In the episode, he played a major role in helping Forrest to officially become the Pewter City Gym Leader when it is revealed that his father never informed the Pokémon League of the title change.

Best Wishes series

Brock meeting Cilan in SS027

Brock was mentioned in Expedition to Onix Island!, when Dawn learned that Cilan cooks for himself, Ash and Iris. She said this was similar to the way Brock used to for her and Ash before he decided to become a Pokémon Doctor. He also appeared in flashbacks in The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!. In addition, he appeared in a fantasy in The Dream Continues!.

Brock appeared in person in SS027, where it was revealed that he had attended the Pokémon medical school and had been sent to Johto to apprentice under a Pokémon Doctor as part of his training. While passing through the town he bumped into Pokémon Connoisseur Cilan briefly, then encountered him again when Cilan took his Pansage to be treated at the town's Pokémon Center after it was injured by a Gyarados. While waiting for it to recover, the two encountered the beginning Trainer Ayumi who was having trouble teaching her Pikachu to use Thunderbolt; Brock was very impressed with Cilan's talents as Cilan helped Pikachu master the move. Later, when the Gyarados that Cilan encountered earlier started to rampage due to being injured by the poacher Amer, Brock spotted that it was injured, so after Pansage's Grass Whistle put it to sleep, Brock was able to quickly treat it. Afterwards, the two said goodbye to each other and continued their separate travels, having never learned their names or that Ash was a mutual friend of theirs.

Brock checking on Snowy in Alola, Kanto!

Sun & Moon series

Brock reappeared in two episodes of the Sun & Moon series, starting with Alola, Kanto!. Brock reunited with Ash when he and his classmates arrived at the Kanto airport, where he also used his expertise as a Pokémon Doctor to diagnose Lillie's Snowy's airsickness as harmless. Brock and Misty then compared Kantonian and Alolan Pokémon with the class at Professor Oak's lab. Later, Brock and the rest of the group worked together to defeat Team Rocket, who Brock was angry to find were still up to their old tactics of stealing Pokémon. Afterwards, the group had a party and learned from Professor Kukui that the class had plans to head to Cerulean City for a Gym battle.

In When Regions Collide!, the group arrived at Cerulean City, where Brock and Misty assisted Professor Kukui's lecture on the mechanics of Gym battles and the Pokémon League. Brock defeated Lillie and Sophocles in a Multi Battle, then used his Mega Steelix to defeat Kiawe and his Turtonator. He and Misty then bade Ash and his classmates farewell and accepted Ash's offer to visit Alola sometime in the future.

Brock also made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of I Choose You!.


Brock preparing Pokémon food

In the anime, Brock is a Pokémon Breeder and a former Gym Leader of Pewter City who is studying to become a Pokémon Doctor. He is a close friend and former traveling companion of Ash, Misty, May, Max and Dawn. Some notes on official sketches of his character set his age at 15 at the start of the series.[1] He is an experienced cook and caretaker by nature, so he always makes scrumptious food both for Pokémon and for humans.

When he was younger, he participated in Little League Baseball, as mentioned in The Little Big Horn. Early on, he showed that he carries around a Boulder Badge for identification. He has Contest Passes for the Kanto and Hoenn regions, though only once did he compete in a Pokémon Contest.

One of his best known character traits is that he falls in love with every pretty woman he meets, particularly Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy. He can tell whether they are real or imposters, as well as spot the differences between them. This "ability" has been used multiple times in the series.

Brock flirting with Nurse Joy

Brock has had two notable musical appearances. One is the Japanese ending theme Takeshi's Paradise, which is about his love for women and his determination to find love despite often appearing foolish and getting heartbroken. There is a running joke about him singing this song often in the anime, since it is the only song he knows. The other is the Pokémon Karaokémon song Two Perfect Girls, which is about his love of both Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy.

Brock is considered the most mature, wise and level-headed of the main characters, and he is arguably the most intelligent character as well. He often acts as an older brother and caretaker to the other characters and a voice of reason in disputes. He will usually place others before him and will help and support his friends even against his better judgment or at his own expense. While he is not shown to battle often, he can understand the situations and strategies in any Pokémon battle, and often explains them to the other characters, probably due to the fact that he was once a Gym Leader. His wisdom is possibly derived from how observant he is; he can tell just by sight how a Pokémon is feeling.

Brock always carries books and maps with him, and thus is usually the character who knows where the group is headed and what they can do when they get there, though in the Advanced Generation series this role was mostly taken over by Max, who owns a PokéNav. Brock also carries a small blue journal containing information on every girl he meets, referring to it in The Rise of Darkrai as his "Little Blue Book of Babes". He also carries a lot of other supplies, such as Potions, Pokémon food, and a set of cookware, as well as practical tools like a brush and pocket knife; in The School of Hard Knocks, the extent of his preparedness and comically large capacity of his bag was demonstrated, as he pulled out a table and full tea set out of his backpack. He is a domestic, and handles all the cooking and cleaning for his friends.

Max pulling Brock's ears

Despite this, all his maturity and rationality leaves him completely at the sight of a beautiful woman. Brock has a desperate need for female companionship which grows worse as he fails to gain it. He will do anything and everything he thinks will impress women, which inevitably ends with his heart being broken every time. A few women have shown interest in him as well, such as Wilhomena, Temacu, Natalie, Lucy, Holly, Autumn, Narissa and Lizabeth, but most do not notice him or are not interested. No matter how many times he is disappointed, though, Brock remains determined to find a girl to start a relationship with, and has indicated several times he would stop traveling with Ash and stay with the girl if this happened. This behavior tends to wear on the nerves of other characters, and Misty and Max have both commonly dragged Brock away from women by his ear. Some of Brock's own Pokémon, most notably Croagunk, have attacked him for getting too flirtatious with women.

His goals have played a passive role in his character's activity and development, and his role has generally been one as support for other main characters, usually contributing more in terms of wisdom and comedic antics than the action of the series. Unlike other characters, who aspire to achieve and excel in competitive fields like Pokémon training and Pokémon Contests, his aim to become a great Pokémon Breeder is a quiet one and thus does not get showcased frequently. This caused him to question if he was actually pursuing his dreams like his friends were near the end of the DP series, and ultimately lead to him deciding to become a Pokémon Doctor instead. His other goal, to find a girlfriend, is similar to Team Rocket's quest to capture Pikachu in that both are for comedy and thus doomed to fail.

Brock with his eyes open

Brock's most notable feature about his appearance is that his eyes naturally appear closed. The rare times people see them open are when they are forced open unnaturally: from a hit with Charmander's Flamethrower in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, when being hit in the back of the head by Arbok's tail in Who Gets to Keep Togepi?, and when he makes a face for Larvitar in A Crowning Achievement. This has been the center of fan attention for a long time. He also has tan skin, notably darker than the skin of any other major character in the anime, until Iris in the Best Wishes series and Kiawe in the Sun and Moon series.

Brock, along with Tracey and Cilan, are the tallest of Ash's traveling companions, and the closest to looking like an adult. Next to actual adult characters, however, it is clear that he is still a teenager. Not counting temporary outfits, he has worn three different outfits over the span of the anime, all of which have had the colors orange, green, and brown, with blue shoes.


As Gym tradition dictated, Brock's first Pokémon, Onix and Geodude, were Rock types. However, once he was able to leave the Pewter Gym and go on a journey, he has dedicated himself to learn about how to care for a variety of Pokémon. As he has stated in Battling A Cute Drama!, his philosophy is that the important thing about being a Pokémon Trainer is the bond between Trainer and Pokémon.

His Pokémon tend to be an eclectic mix of types and dispositions. However, all of his Pokémon tend to have strong bonds with Brock and have been shown to be very capable battlers, despite the fact that Brock does not go out of his way to train his Pokémon. Brock grooms not only his Pokémon but also those of his friends with whom he travels.

This is a listing of Brock's Pokémon as of the most recent Japanese episode. As Brock has returned to Pewter City in order to study to become a Pokémon Doctor, most of his Pokémon are there and are not listed as "on hand."

On hand

Brock Steelix.png
Onix → Steelix ↔ Mega Steelix
Brock Geodude.png
Brock Crobat.png
Zubat → Golbat → Crobat

At Pewter Gym / Home

Brock Forretress.png
Pineco → Forretress
Brock Ludicolo.png
Lotad → Lombre → Ludicolo
Brock Marshtomp.png
Mudkip → Marshtomp
Brock Sudowoodo.png
Bonsly → Sudowoodo
Brock Croagunk.png
Brock Chansey.png
Egg → Happiny → Chansey


Brock Vulpix.png

Caught for someone else

Ash's Tauros
Main article: Ash's Tauros

Brock caught a Tauros in the Safari Zone. However, as this was one of Ash's Safari Balls, the Tauros in question is actually one of Ash's Tauros.

Debut EP035
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi


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Hagatha and Nagatha's Hoothoot
Ash, Brock and Misty borrowed Hoothoot from Hagatha in order to navigate the haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, Nagatha after they were able to get to the exit.

Hoothoot's known moves are Foresight and Peck.

Debut Illusion Confusion
Ash's Totodile
Main article: Ash's Totodile

When Ash and Misty started arguing whose Lure Ball had caught a wild Totodile, Brock took the Big Jaw Pokémon under his custody and declared a match to determine who would get to keep it. After Ash had won the battle, Brock gave the Totodile to him.

Debut The Totodile Duel
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Kayzie Rogers
Brock's Ninetales
Brock commanded a Ninetales during a battle with Team Rocket.

Ninetales' known moves are Psychic* and Flamethrower.

Debut Just Waiting on a Friend
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rachael Lillis
Brock's Shiftry
In order to help Nurse Joy cure a Nuzleaf who is very sick, Brock temporarily rode on Shiftry to retrieve some medicine at the Pokémon Center.

Shiftry's known moves are Stun Spore*, Bullet Seed, and Whirlwind.

Debut Jump for Joy!
Ash's Staravia
Main article: Ash's Staravia

When the group got separated by a Rollout attack coming from Graveler and Golem, Staravia ended up staying with Brock. Similar to his role with Ash, Staravia also served as a lookout Pokémon when Brock was searching for Ash and Dawn.

Debut Two Degrees of Separation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Sarah Natochenny
Ash's Turtwig
Main article: Ash's Turtwig

Turtwig stayed with Brock when its Trainer got separated in the maze by a group of Graveler and Golem. Later, when everyone was found on two sides of the maze, Brock commanded Turtwig to use Razor Leaf to break down one side of the wall.

Debut Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Billy Beach
Ash's Aipom
Main article: Ash's Aipom

Aipom went with Brock after getting separated from her Trainer in the maze by a group of Graveler and Golem. Later, when everyone was found on two sides of the maze, Brock commanded Aipom to use Swift to break down one side of the wall.

Debut Slaking Kong!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Miyako Itō
Brock's Magnemite
Brock trained a Magnemite during the first day of the summer school academy.

Magnemite's only known move is Thunder.

Debut Camping It Up!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers
Brock's temporary Onix
Onix was used in the first leg of the triathlon.

None of Onix's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
Brock's Feraligatr
Brock used a Feraligatr in the second leg of the triathlon.

None of Feraligatr's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!


The prize for winning the Dress-Up Contest

Brock has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese うえだゆうじ Yūji Ueda
English Eric Stuart (EP005-AG145, movies 1-8, Mewtwo Returns, Pokémon Chronicles)
Bill Rogers (AG146-present, movies 9-13, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Arabic رأفت بازو Rafat Pazo
Bulgarian Александър Воронов Alexander Voronov
Mandarin Chinese 符爽 Fú Shuǎng
梁興昌 Liáng Xìngchāng
于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng
Croatian Igor Mešin
Czech Martin Písařík (EP005-EP209, movies 1, 2 and 3)
Jan Maxián (DP002-DP135, DP147-DP191, movie 11)
Michal Holán (DP136-DP146)
Jiří Balcárek (movie 4)
Danish Peter Holst-Beck
Dutch Fred Meijer
Unknown voice actor (movies 4-7)
Filipino Julius Figueroa
Finnish Juha Paananen (EP005-AG026, movies 1-4, PK01-PK07, Mewtwo Returns)
Jari Salo (AG041-present, movies 10-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Christian Lönegren (movies 5-7)
French Canada Martin Watier
Europe Laurent Chauvet (EP005-AG145)
Antoni Lo Presti (AG146-present)
German Marc Stachel
Greek Χάρης Γρηγορόπουλος Haris Grigoropoulos
Hebrew גיא רושיניאק Guy Roshiniak
Hindi उपलक्ष कोछर Uplaksh Kochhar (Hungama dub)
Hungarian Sótonyi Gábor
Levente Molnar (movie 4)
Zámbori Soma (DP series)
Icelandic Friðrik Friðriksson (M03)
Björgvin Franz Gíslason (M05)
Indonesian Dicky Rahman (Kanto saga)
Dendri Patma (Johto saga-DP series, movie 2-7)
Kamal Nasuti (DP series-DP191, movie 8-13)
Italian Nicola Bartolini Carrassi (season 1-2)
Luca Bottale (season 3-present)
Korean 구자형 Gu Ja-Hyeong (original series, original movies)
변영희 Byeon Yeong-Hui (AG and DP Series)
김영선 Kim Yeongseon (BW series, re-dubbed movies)
Norwegian Eirik Espolin Johnson (EP005-EP083, movies 1, 3 and 4)
Erik Skøld (EP263-present, movies 2 and 5-13)
Polish Marek Włodarczyk (EP005-AG040, DP053-present, movies 1,3, 11-13, Mewtwo Returns)
Jacek Kopczyński (movie 2)
Waldemar Barwiński (DP002-DP052)
Portuguese Brazil Alfredo Rollo (EP005-BW116, movies, Pikachu shorts, Mewtwo Returns, Pokémon Chronicles, MoMP)
Sérgio Cantú (SM042-present)
Portugal Peter Michael (EP005-EP083, movies 1 and 2)
Rui Quintas (EP115-AG192, Pokémon Live!, Pokémon Chronicles)
Vítor Emanuel (movies 3 and 4)
Unknown actor (movie 7)
Luís Barros (DP002-DP052)
Pedro Almendra (DP053-DP191, movies 10-13)
Russian Дмитрий Завацкий Dmitrii Zavatskii (EP005-EP083)
Александр Коврижных Alexandr Kovrijnih (DP002-present)
Spanish Latin America Gabriel Gama (EP005-DP009, DP011-DP020, DP158-present)
José Antonio Macías (one scene of EP164)
Alan Prieto (DP010, DP021-DP157)
Arturo Mercado Jr. (movies 4 and 5)
Spain Javier Balas
Sergio Sánchez Sánchez (movie 3 and Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Mattias Knave
Thai นิรันดร์ บุญยรัตพันธุ์ (น้าต๋อย) Nirun Boonyarattaphan (Na Toy) (EP005 - DP053)
อภินันท์ ธีระนันทกุล Apinan Teeranantagun (DP054 - Present)
Turkish Tugay Erverdi


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In the manga

Brock in the Ash & Pikachu manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Brock appears as a main character of the Ash & Pikachu manga, similar to his role in the anime.

He temporarily left the group in Let's Save Pikachu!! but rejoined Ash in The Keeper Of The Tree, Treecko!!.


Brock Onix AP.png
Brock Ludicolo AP.png
Lotad → Lombre → Ludicolo
Brock Marshtomp AP.png
Mudkip → Marshtomp

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Brock in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Brock is a frequently recurring character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. Like in the anime, he is a traveling companion of Ash and Misty.

Brock first appears in Play Misty For Me, where Ash challenges him for the Boulder Badge. After defeating Brock and earning the Badge, Ash leaves Pewter City and continues his journey alone.

Brock reappears in Haunting My Dreams, meeting Ash by coincidence in Saffron City. He becomes a steady traveling companion of Ash in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race, though he separates from Ash in Days of Gloom and Glory while he prepares for the Indigo Plateau Conference.

Brock in the manga is much like he is in the Pokémon anime: he is the Leader of the Pewter City Gym, but he takes a break from his duties as Gym Leader to travel. Unlike in the anime, he does not hand control of the Gym to his father or his siblings, instead, he closes the Gym completely while he travels. Brock has a weakness for pretty girls such as the Sensational Sisters, and he is the only character that can tell the many Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys apart.


Brock's Onix
Main article: Brock's Onix

Brock used Onix during his challenge as a Gym Leader against Ash; however, Onix was defeated. Later, it fought against the Black Fog along with Brock's Geodude but was defeated by the move Dream Eater.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Geodude (×2)
Geodude (×2)
Main article: Brock's Geodude

Brock used these Geodude during his challenge as a Gym Leader against Ash. Later, they fought against the Black Fog along with Onix but they were defeated by its Dream Eater.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Brock's Graveler
Graveler was used to try to impress Professor Oak but was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut Clefairy in Space
Brock's Golem
Golem was used to try to impress Professor Oak but was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.

None of Golem's moves are known.

Debut Clefairy in Space
Brock's Vileplume
Brock used this Vileplume as a bouquet to try to impress Misty's sisters.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut The Human Race and the Pokémon Race

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Ash and Brock in Magical Pokémon Journey

Brock, along with Ash and Misty, made cameo appearances in bonus chapters. In those, Brock and company have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the anime) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).

In the movie manga adaptations

Brock with his friends

As Brock has appeared in every movie prior to Best Wishes, he has appeared in every manga adaptation of it. He has the same team in the manga as he would in the actual movies.

In the TCG

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

Brock'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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Brock's Zubat Grass Gym Heroes Rare 24/132 Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Vulpix Fire Gym Heroes Common 73/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
      Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Zubat Grass Gym Heroes Common 74/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Brock's Vulpix Fire Gym Challenge Uncommon 37/132 Leaders' Stadium Uncommon  
Brock's Crobat Grass       Theater Limited VS Pack   002/018
Brock's Mudkip Water       ADV-P Promotional cards   038/ADV-P
Brock's Forretress Metal       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   011/020
Brock's Marshtomp Fighting       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   008/019
Croagunk Pokémon M Psychic       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   013/022


Some old memories of Brock with his traveling companions

Interview with Hidaka about Brock's short absence from the anime

There had been some debate between members of the fanbase in regards to why Brock was removed from the main cast during the Orange Islands arc, why Tracey Sketchit was created, and why Brock returned later. In an interview with former Pokémon anime director and storyboard artist Masamitsu Hidaka, he stated his own reason why Brock was removed from the cast and why he eventually returned. He revealed that the true reason they replaced Brock is because, once they realized Pokémon was going global, there was a chance that Americans, if not anyone else outside of Japan, would view Brock as a racist stereotype because of his eyes (even though there wasn't an actual complaint yet). So they created a "tall, Anglo-Saxon looking person to be on the safe side". They later replaced Tracey with Brock again once they realized that no one really cared as to what Brock looks like, and actually enjoyed his character. However, this was only stated by Hidaka and not by any other staff member.


Language Name Origin
Japanese タケシ Takeshi From take, bamboo. Possibly from 岳 take ("mountain peak").
English, Danish, Dutch
Hindi, Italian, Malay
Norwegian, Spanish
Brock Rhymes with and contains the word rock
French Pierre Literally means "stone"
German Rocko From rock
Korean Ung '웅' means 'man-like', brave. A common word used for boy's names in Korea
Chinese (Mandarin) 小剛 / 小刚 Xiǎo Gāng May be named after 首藤志, Takeshi Shudō. Also, 剛 can mean "hard", "firm" or "strong".
Chinese (Cantonese) 小剛 Síu Gōng Same as Mandarin name
Indonesian Brock (Kanto saga)
Takeshi (Johto saga-present)
Same as English name
Same as Japanese name
Hebrew ברוק Brock Same as English name
Thai ทาเคชิ Takeshi Same as Japanese name
Russian Брок Brok Transcription of English name

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External links


  1. Kids Pocket Books Pocket Monsters (テレビアニメ版 ポケットモンスターまるかじりブック〈3〉 (キッズ・ポケット・ブックス) )

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Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

Ash & Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaSusieTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family

Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuGary OakRitchieMay OakProfessor OakDelia KetchumJessieJamesMeowth
Gym Leaders
A.J.AyaBillDamianDarioDuplicaEevee brothersGiselleJeanette FisherOfficer JennyJoeNurse Joy
Lara LaramieMahriMelanieMikeyMimiProfessor OrvillePotterFlorinda ShowersRubySamuraiTommy

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