Forrest Franklin

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 23:56, 15 March 2013 by Pattyman (talk | contribs) (Pokémon)
Jump to: navigation, search
Forrest Franklin

Forrest Franklin (Japanese: タクマ・ジロー Jirō Takuma) is a ranger who appeared in the episode All in a Day's Wurmple. Forrester Franklin is Forrest's identical twin brother; Forrest is distinguished by his blue t-shirt and a mole on the left side of his face.

Forrest lives just outside Rustboro City, the place where he was born. As a ranger, he knows a lot about the area, such as where certain Pokémon appear. He dreams of traveling but is afraid to do so.

In the episode, Forrest first appeared to help out May who was being attacked two-on-one by Team Rocket. Initially introducing himself as Franklin, he helped May to find and catch her Wurmple. Forrest admired May for her independence. Assuming that traveling helped May to become stronger, he decided to get over his fear and travel as well. At first, he suggested traveling with May and her friends but this did not happen and presumably he traveled by himself.

May took Forrest to meet Ash, Brock and Max where he met his brother for the first time in a while and any confusion was explained to the group.


Forrest Franklin's Heracross
When May was lost in the forest battling Team Rocket with her Torchic, Forrest helped her by using Heracross's Fury Attack to blast them off. Heracross was subsequently used to burst Team Rocket's Balloon with Horn Attack and to blast them off again by following up Torchic's Ember with Megahorn.

Heracross's known moves are Fury Attack, Horn Attack and Megahorn.

Debut All in a Day's Wurmple

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 津村まこと Makoto Tsumura
English Andrew Rannells
Brazilian Portuguese Yuri Chesman
European Spanish Sara Vivas


  • Both Forrest and his twin brother Forrester only own Generation II Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Coincidentally, he has the same name as Brock's younger brother both in English and Japanese. In addition to this, they also have shared the same English voice actor at some point.
  • Judging by his Japanese name, he is the younger of the two twins.

Project COD logo.png This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.