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Sailor Eldritch and his family in the Pokémon Adventures manga

Eldritch (Japanese: ナミキ Namiki) is a non-player character in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl as well as Pokémon Platinum. He works at the docks of Canalave City and operates the boat that can take the player to a variety of destinations, among them Iron Island and Fullmoon Island.

He lives in a small house near the pier with his wife and young son. After obtaining the National Pokédex, the player finds that Eldritch's son has been stricken by nightmares and cannot awaken, thrashing in his sleep and trying to say the name of a Pokémon that is watching him. To cure the boy, the player must go to Fullmoon Island with Eldritch's help and retrieve a Lunar Wing.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Grumpy Gliscor, Eldritch was manning a ship for the first time and is not worried about anything until his crew members note that there is food missing, due to Diamond and his Pokémon. After stopping Diamond and his companions from eating the ship's food, that night he is attacked by a Gliscor but is saved with Don, Lax, and Tru's help. It is after this battle that Diamond hands the note from Byron that he was supposed to hand over from the start, which states that Diamond's free to make this ship like his home. Eldritch regretfully accepts because he owes Byron for helping him find his wife. Eldritch then realizes that they are about to crash onto Iron Island until they are saved by Riley and his Lucario's Flash Cannon.

In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II, Eldritch witnesses the hatching of the Pokémon Egg found in Iron Island, reminding him of when his wife gave birth to a son. He later gives Diamond a lift back to Canalave City.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ナミキ Namiki From 波 nami, wave.
English Eldritch From the obscure, archaic word eldritch, meaning "of a strange country, pertaining to the otherworld."
French Edern Possibly from dernier, last.
German Eldrich Similar to his English name.
Italian Elfio From elfo, elf.
Spanish Ruperto Possibly from repelús, inexplicable fear.
Korean 도란 Doran
Chinese (Mandarin) 波木Bō​mù​ From the name 波木 Namiki. Also contains 波 (wave).

Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanJordanDexterKeira
Dr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge

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