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If you were looking for the character of the day in All in a Day's Wurmple, see Forrest Franklin.
Jirō redirects here. For character of the day in Two Hits and a Miss, see Shiro.

ジロウ Jirō
Gender Male
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pewter City
Region Kanto
Relatives Flint (father), Lola (mother), Brock (older brother), 8 younger siblings
Trainer class Gym Leader
Leader of Pewter Gym
Badge Boulder Badge
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City
English voice actor Andrew Rannells (4Kids)
Joanna Burns (TPCi)
Japanese voice actor Romi Paku

Forrest (Japanese: ジロウ Jirō) is a Rock-type Pokémon specialist. He is the brother of Brock and eight other children and is the son of Flint and Lola. He is the second oldest child in the family.

He is currently the Gym Leader of the Pewter City Gym, and gives out the Boulder Badge to challengers who defeat him.


Years ago, Forrest's father, Flint, left home to become a great Trainer and never returned. His mother, Lola, soon followed. This left his eldest brother, Brock, in charge of the family. Brock took care of them for many years, running the Pewter City Gym at the same time. Although in truth, Brock wanted to travel and become a breeder. Eventually, Flint returned, allowing Brock to leave on a journey with a Trainer he had recently met, Ash.

Flint ran the Gym in Brock's absence, but was ousted from the position when Lola returned home. Lola usurped the title of Gym Leader from Flint and turned the Gym into a Water-type Pokémon Gym, something that angered Forrest, who was dedicated to Rock-types.

Brock returned home and was shocked to find what happened. Forrest and Brock commiserated with each other over the sad state the Gym had fallen into. Brock defeated Lola in a battle, and convinced her to restore the Gym to its former state. In the process, he gave Forrest most of his Pokémon and passed the title of Gym Leader onto him.

When Brock returned from Sinnoh, Forrest was with a Nurse Joy from the PIA, but she demanded to see the true Gym Leader, Brock. So Brock battled the Nurse Joy and Forrest acted as referee. Brock lost and Nurse Joy was forced to close the Gym, but she gave them one more chance.

If Forrest battled her and he won, she would not shut down the Gym. He was surprised when Nurse Joy called upon her Latias, a legendary Pokémon. Forrest put up a tough fight with his Rhyperior, but both ended up losing to Latias. Still, Nurse Joy was impressed by his skill and decided to name him as the official Gym Leader of Pewter City.

In the English dub only, Forrest seems to have the same interest in girls as his older brother Brock does, although this interest in girls has not really been explicitly stated in the Japanese-language version.


This listing is of Forrest's known Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

On hand

Forrest's Rhyperior
Rhyperior is currently the only known Pokémon of Forrest that he did not borrow from Brock. He used it in a battle against Nurse Joy's Latias that, if he had lost, would have caused the Pewter Gym to be shut down. Rhyperior did a lot of damage to Latias with its Megahorn, but Latias used Recover and then fired an Ice Beam at Rhyperior. Rhyperior continued to use Megahorn, but Latias used multiple Steel Wing attacks and an Ice Beam until Rhyperior finally fainted.

Rhyperior became frozen by Latias's Ice Beam but Brock was able to help it recover. Nurse Joy was impressed by Forrest's skill, and as a result the Pewter Gym was not closed.

Rhyperior's known moves are Megahorn, Rock Wrecker, Horn Drill and Dig.

Debut SS025
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake

Borrowed from Brock

Brock's Steelix
Onix → Steelix
Main article: Brock's Steelix

Brock gave Steelix to Forrest when it was an Onix as he wants Forrest to take his place as the Gym Leader. After Brock got home, he saw that Onix evolved and congratulated Forrest for training Onix really well.

Debut Showdown in Pewter City
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Brock's Geodude
Main article: Brock's Geodude

After Brock returned home from Johto, he gave Geodude to Forrest. After Brock's arrival at home, Geodude was happy to see him.

Debut Showdown in Pewter City
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Michael Haigney
Brock's Crobat
Main article: Brock's Crobat

Crobat was given to Forrest as Brock knows that Forrest will be strong someday. When Brock came home, Crobat was happy to see him.

Debut Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 朴璐美 Romi Paku
English Andrew Rannells (4Kids dub)
Joanna Burns (TPCi dub)
Brazilian Portuguese Francisco Freitas (SS001)
Yuri Chesman (AG177)
Spanish Latin America Eduardo Garza (SS001)
Héctor Emmanuel Gómez (AG177)
Spain Chelo Molina (SS001)
Blanca Rada (AG177)


Language Name Reference to
Japanese ジロウ Jirō Means second son (二郎).
English, French, German, Spanish Forrest
Chinese 次郎 Cìláng From 次郎 jirō.

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