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Revision as of 08:56, 1 July 2020

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Goh
ゴウ Go
Goh JN.png
Goh in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Age 10
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black with red highlights
Hometown Vermilion City
Region Kanto
Relatives Kurune (mother), Ikuo (father), Tome (grandmother)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Anime debut Enter Pikachu!
English voice actor Zeno Robinson
Japanese voice actor Daiki Yamashita
Kei Shindō (age 6; JN001)

Goh (Japanese: ゴウ Go) is a protagonist of Pokémon Journeys: The Series of the Pokémon anime, and one of Ash's traveling companions. His goal is to catch Mew, while his dream is to catch every Pokémon.

In the anime

History

Pre-series

Goh at the age of six

As seen in Enter Pikachu!, when he was six, Goh was invited by his childhood friend Chloe to go to Professor Oak's Pokémon Summer Camp with her. During their visit in Pallet Town, Goh and Chloe encountered the Mythical Pokémon Mew. The two chased after the unknown Pokémon, but it eventually got away in the aftermath of a baby Kangaskhan rescue. Professor Oak later told them the Pokémon they saw was most likely the Mythical Pokémon Mew. Motivated, Goh swore that he would become a Pokémon Trainer when he turned ten, and one day catch Mew.

As revealed in JN015, Goh was always alone during his childhood because his parents were often very busy at work. Because of that, he always ended up staying at home alone waiting for them. During that time, he was always distracted by his constant online researching sessions. Despite this, he was always proud of what his family did.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, Goh witnessed a Lugia appear in the skies above Vermilion City. He chased Lugia down and managed to latch onto its tail, where he met another Trainer named Ash. Lugia allowed the boys to ride on its back as it soared through the skies and dived down into the ocean. Having bonded over the sights and the Pokémon they saw during the ride, Goh decided to accept Ash as his friend. After parting ways with Lugia, Goh and Ash returned to the Cerise Laboratory, where they informed everyone about their encounter. Impressed by the information on Lugia that they brought back, Professor Cerise offered them a position as research fellows, which they accepted. Cerise later allowed Goh to pick from a set of Kanto starter Pokémon for his debut as a Trainer, but Goh rejected all of them, stating he wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Goh and Ash received their first task as research fellows: to investigate a sudden outbreak of Ivysaur and Bulbasaur in the city. To aid their mission, Cerise had two Rotom enter Goh and Ash's smartphones, upgrading each into a Rotom Phone. After following the Seed Pokémon to a Gym under construction, Goh and Ash were attacked by Team Rocket, who planned to steal the Ivysaur and Bulbasaur. Despite the powerful Pokémon they received from the Rocket Prize Master, Team Rocket was defeated by Ash's Pikachu and sent blasting off. Goh and Ash then discovered that the Ivysaur had gone to the Gym to find a high place for them to absorb the sunlight needed to evolve into Venusaur. They watched as the evolution process released pollen into the air, making flowers around the city bloom.

In Settling the Scorbunny!, Goh and Ash traveled to the Galar region to research the Dynamax phenomenon. While they waited for the train to the Wild Area to arrive, Goh and Ash decided to eat some scones at a store in Wyndon, only to have their food stolen by a wild Scorbunny and its Nickit friends. After Ash battled and defeated Scorbunny, Goh bonded with it, even choosing to lie to the store owner by saying Scorbunny belonged to him when the Nickit stole more of his food. After hearing Scorbunny's backstory from the store owner, Goh gave it words of encouragement before he and Ash left. Goh and Ash eventually made it to their train, completely unaware that Scorbunny had taken a liking to Goh and started to follow him.

In Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, Goh and Ash made it to the Wild Area, where they encountered a large Snorlax. Mistakenly assuming its size was due to Dynamax, Goh and Ash tried studying the Sleeping Pokémon, only for Scorbunny to appear and interrupt them. Scorbunny wished to join Goh's team, but it was turned down as Goh still wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew. Snorlax then activated Gigantamax, making its body so large that it covered a nearby train track, putting it at risk of being hit by an incoming train. By teaming up with Scorbunny, Goh managed to get Snorlax to move by luring it with a Sitrus Berry. Praising its skill, Goh changed his mind about Mew and instead caught Scorbunny as his first Pokémon. After returning to the Cerise Laboratory, Goh introduced Scorbunny as his first-ever Pokémon to Professor Cerise.

Goh with all the Bug Pokémon he caught in Working My Way Back to Mew!

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh became inspired to fill up his Pokédex by catching lots of Pokémon as part of his quest to obtain Mew. Together with Ash, Goh traveled to a nearby forest, where he caught one of each Bug-type native to Kanto. The next day, Professor Cerise introduced Goh to the Cerise Park, allowing Goh to store any Pokémon he caught on his journey.

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, Ash told Goh to come with him to the Hoenn Battle Frontier, where he entered them into the Battle Frontier Flute Cup tournament. Despite having the type advantage, Goh was defeated in the first battle by Hodge without managing to land a single hit on his opponent. Frustrated by his loss, Goh decided that catching Pokémon was better than battling and ran off to continue filling up his Pokédex. He later returned in time to watch the final match between Ash and Hodge, which ended in Ash's victory. As they returned home, Goh apologized to Ash for his earlier outburst, having come to see battling in a new light through his observation of the final match.

In Flash of the Titans!, Goh and Ash watched the World Coronation Series at Wyndon Stadium. They watched as Leon defeated Lance in the finals and subsequently earned the title of Monarch. Shortly afterwards, a Gigantamax Drednaw attacked the stadium. In the next episode, Goh and Ash battled Drednaw, but they were unable to harm it until Pikachu was accidentally exposed to Dynamax energy, causing to Gigantamax as well. With guidance from Leon, Ash and Pikachu defeated Drednaw, reverting it back to its normal state. The next day, Goh watched as Ash had an unofficial battle with Leon that ended in the latter's victory. As they returned home, Ash revealed that he planned to enter the World Coronation Series and hopefully battle Leon again in the finals.

In JN017, Scorbunny attempted to use Ember after Darmanitan taunted it for being unable to use Fire-type moves. Goh told Scorbunny not to bother as he felt its current moveset was good enough. During a battle with Team Rocket, Scorbunny tried to use Ember despite not having mastered the move, but this led to it being defeated by Team Rocket's Chewtle. When Goh criticized Scorbunny for trying too hard, it ran off to go train by itself. Later, after another clash with Team Rocket, Goh finally understood Scorbunny's passion and told it to kick a pebble with its heated-up feet. This allowed Scorbunny to master Ember, who proceeded to evolve into a Raboot before sending Team Rocket blasting off again. When asked to celebrate with a high-five, Raboot simply ignored Goh and walked away.

In JN022, while in Littleroot Town, Raboot stopped a pair of Zigzagoon from stealing Ash's backpack. During their stay, Goh noticed that Raboot had been sneaking out at night, prompting him and Ash to follow it. They discovered that Raboot had befriended the Zigzagoon as well as a Lombre and had been spending the nights giving them dance lessons. When Raboot struggled against a Loudred trio in a dance battle for territory, Goh, Ash, and Pikachu stepped in to provide a beat for Raboot and its friends to dance to, enabling them to win the battle. The next day, Goh decided to leave Raboot in Hoenn, believing it would be happier with its new friends than with him. When Ash asked if he told Raboot first, Goh quickly regretted his decision. To his relief, Raboot had followed them onto the train. Afterwards, Goh and Raboot settled their differences and reconciled.

Character

Goh looking at his smart phone

Goh is a stylish city boy who prefers to stay calm and collected, in contrast to the more instinctive and adventurous Ash. His overconfidence has left him mostly isolated, with the exception of his friends Chloe and Ash. According to Chloe, Goh has been known to skip school to wander around town, much to her chagrin. Despite his calm personality, he can also become hot-blooded when his opinion is challenged, and he will not hesitate to defend others when he sees them being mistreated, which helped him bond with a wild Scorbunny in Settling the Scorbunny!. Goh likes to throw his Poké Balls with a curve, but his aim tends to be off. Though he seems athletic, Goh lacks good climbing skills despite his efforts to get better at it. He is also highly knowledgeable about Pokémon, being fairly adept at information-gathering and analyzing, both of which were useful in gathering clues. Despite his deep knowledge of Pokémon, Goh is still a rookie Trainer and lacks experience, best evidenced by his tendency to throw Poké Balls at any Pokémon he encounters, rather than weaken them through battle as is the usual practice. This usually backfires on Goh in the long run. For example, in A Test in Paradise!, he recklessly wasted all of the Poké Balls he was given to catch a single Dewgong, which resulted in him being unable to catch the Dratini evolutionary line when he and Ash encountered them. His lack of expertise is also evidenced in his battles, where he shows a tactical, by-the-book approach of exploiting type advantages, but is unable to properly respond against more seasoned adversaries, which leads to a crushing defeat. Goh tends to yell "Go!" when sending out his Pokémon or throwing Poké Balls.

Goh's goal

Goh's encounter with Mew when he was six inspired him to become a Trainer, and he initially wanted Mew to be his starter Pokémon, even going as far as rejecting Professor Cerise's starter Pokémon in favor of the Mythical Pokémon. However, during his visit to Galar, a wild Scorbunny took a liking to Goh as it followed him and Ash to the Wild Area. While Goh initially politely rejected Scorbunny, he soon changed his mind after working together with Scorbunny to solve a crisis involving a Gigantamax Snorlax and decided to make the Rabbit Pokémon as his first Pokémon partner instead. Goh and Scorbunny are also best friends as they both dislike losing their other friends, especially one another. Also, Goh and Scorbunny would high five each other whenever something good happens.

Goh shares a very close friendship with Chloe due to him knowing her since they were little. At times, Goh brushes off Chloe's concerns for him but knows that she is just looking out for him. When he was little, Goh only wanted Chloe as his friend and nobody else. However, after meeting and getting to know Ash, Goh realized he needed to have other friends besides Chloe and accepted him as one. Goh's friendship with Ash is very strong, though they sometimes get competitive and annoyed with each other and even butt heads. Ever since the events in Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Goh seems to strongly admire Ash for his determination, passion, and compassion for Pokémon, especially the extraordinary bond he shares with his Pikachu.

Pokémon

Because one of his goals is to catch every Pokémon and complete his Pokédex, Goh catches a lot of Pokémon species, including multiple of the same evolutionary family. Currently, Goh is known to own 50 Pokémon, with 47 unique Pokémon species registered in his Pokédex.

During his research, Goh has access to several of his Pokémon, rotating between them. The only fixed member on his team is Raboot.

On hand

Goh Raboot.png
Scorbunny → Raboot

Traveling with

Goh Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone

Kept at Cerise Park

The following is a listing of Pokémon Goh is known to have caught but doesn't keep in his party permanently.

Goh's Caterpie and Metapod

Goh's Caterpie and Metapod
Caterpie and Metapod
Caterpie and Metapod were encountered at Vermilion Forest. Goh caught Caterpie after finding it eating a leaf while Metapod was caught shortly after Goh and Ash knocked it out of a tree.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa (Caterpie)
English Rikako Aikawa (Caterpie)
Goh's Venomoth and Venonat

Goh's Venomoth and Venonat
Venomoth and Venonat
Venomoth and Venonat were encountered at Vermilion Forest. Goh caught Venomoth after spotting it flying through the air. Venonat was found sleeping in a tree, but Goh's attempt to catch it failed when Venonat broke out of his Poké Ball. With Scorbunny's help, Goh battled Venonat and managed to catch it.

Venomoth's only known move is Stun Spore.
Venonat's only known move is Poison Powder.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Goh's Paras and Parasect

Goh's Paras and Parasect
Paras and Parasect
Paras and Parasect were encountered at Vermilion Forest. They were found trying to climb a pair of trees and were easily caught by Goh at the same time.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Voice actors
Japanese Shinichiro Miki (Parasect)
English Shinichiro Miki (Parasect)
Goh's Butterfree
Butterfree
Butterfree was encountered at Vermilion Forest. He was found resting on a large tree, which Goh climbed with Ash's help. When Goh accidentally dropped his Poké Ball, Butterfree attempted to flee, but was caught when Scorbunny kicked the Poké Ball at him.

In JN015, Butterfree was among the Pokémon that Goh used to help find a Cubone's bone. Once they found the Mankey that stole it, Butterfree helped attack it.

Butterfree's only known move is Stun Spore.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa
Goh's Pinsir
Pinsir
Pinsir was encountered at Vermilion Forest. It attacked Ash and Pikachu, trapping them in a ring of large stones. It then went after Goh, who threw random objects in an attempt to defend himself, eventually accidentally throwing a Poké Ball and catching it.

Pinsir's only known move is Rock Tomb.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Goh's Weedle and Kakuna

Goh's Weedle and Kakuna
Weedle and Kakuna
Weedle and Kakuna were encountered at Vermilion Forest. Weedle was found sitting on a tree while Kakuna was found dangling from a tree along with other members of its species.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Goh's Beedrill
Beedrill
Beedrill was encountered at Vermilion Forest. It was part of a swarm of Beedrill that attacked Goh when he caught Kakuna. When the others were trapped by Pikachu's Electroweb, Goh caught the lone Beedrill that wasn't hit, assuming it was the strongest.

In JN014, Goh used Beedrill to cross the Desert Resort to reach the Ruins of the Titan. It was later used in a Raid Battle against a giant Golurk, but it was knocked out by a single attack.

In JN015, Beedrill was among the Pokémon that Goh used to help find a Cubone's bone.

Beedrill's only known move is Twineedle.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Voice actors
Japanese Risa Shimizu
English Risa Shimizu
Goh's Scyther
Scyther
Main article: Goh's Scyther

Scyther was encountered at Vermilion Forest. It easily repelled Goh's Poké Ball and sent him and Scorbunny flying. Goh later encountered Scyther again, this time using Scorbunny to battle it first. Together, Goh and Scorbunny weakened Scyther enough for Goh to successfully capture it.

Debut Working My Way Back to Mew!
Voice actors
Japanese Shinichiro Miki
English Sam Black
Goh's Taillow
Taillow
Taillow was caught during Goh's visit to the Hoenn Battle Frontier. As its species preyed on Wurmple, Goh used Taillow to find wild Wurmple for him to catch.

In JN015, Taillow was among the Pokémon that Goh used to help find a Cubone's bone.

None of Taillow's moves are known.

Debut Serving Up the Flute Cup!
Voice actors
Japanese Rika Adachi
English Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Goh's Wurmple

Goh's Dustox
Wurmple → Cascoon → Dustox (×3)
Goh caught three Wurmple at the Hoenn Battle Frontier with Taillow's help. He caught multiples in hopes that he would get both a Silcoon and a Cascoon out of them. In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, all three evolved while defending themselves from Taillow. However, to Goh's dismay, they each evolved into a Cascoon.

In JN023, the Cascoon were shown to be in the process of evolving again. Later, they were caught in a flood created when Golurk briefly lost control of itself. Ash, Goh, and the other Pokémon living in Cerise Park all kept the Cascoon safe long enough for them to evolve into Dustox and clear the rain.

They all know the move Sunny Day; two of the Dustox know String Shot.

Debut Serving Up the Flute Cup!
Voice actors
Japanese Kana Hanazawa (Cascoon B)
Goh's Tentacool
Tentacool
Tentacool was caught at Vermilion Harbor. When a group of Tentacool appeared at the harbor, Goh attempted to catch one of them, but it dodged the Poké Ball, causing this one to get caught instead.

Tentacool's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!
Goh's Mantyke
Mantyke
Mantyke was caught during Goh's visit to Snowpoint City. He later entered Mantyke in the Pokémon Iceberg Race, where it helped Pikachu by having him ride on its back. It also assisted in dealing with Team Rocket when they interrupted the race.

Mantyke's only known move is Agility.

Debut The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!
Voice actors
Japanese Kei Shindō
English Kei Shindō
Goh's Sentret
Sentret
Sentret was encountered during Goh's visit to Ecruteak City. As Goh and Ash searched for Ho-Oh, Sentret leapt out of a bush and was caught by Goh immediately afterwards.

None of Sentret's moves are known.

Debut Finding a Legend!
Voice actors
Japanese Kei Shindō
Goh's Misdreavus
Misdreavus
Misdreavus was encountered during Goh's visit to Ecruteak City. It and a Stantler attacked Goh, Ash, Chad, and Jaye at the Bell Tower, trapping them in a series of illusions. After Jaye's Hoothoot dispelled the illusions with Foresight, Goh proceeded to catch Misdreavus.

In JN023, during a food shortage, it and Sandile tried tricking the other Pokémon into giving up their food. When a group led by Scyther came looking for a fight, Misdreavus and Sandile immediately joined their side. It later helped protect the Cascoon from a flood created when Golurk went berserk, allowing them to evolve into Dustox.

None of Misdreavus's moves are known.

Debut Finding a Legend!
Voice actors
Japanese Risa Shimizu
Goh's Stantler
Stantler
Stantler was encountered during Goh's visit to Ecruteak City. It and a Misdreavus attacked Goh, Ash, Chad, and Jaye at the Bell Tower, trapping them in a series of illusions. After Jaye's Hoothoot dispelled the illusions with Foresight, Goh proceeded to catch Stantler.

None of Stantler's moves are known.

Debut Finding a Legend!
Goh's Dewgong
Dewgong
Dewgong was caught by Goh to carry him and Ash across the sea while trying to find the Dragonite Island. However, along the way, it saw another Dewgong and fell in love with it, inadvertently chasing it into a storm, where Ash and Goh fell off of its back. It later reunited with them at the island, having failed to find the other Dewgong.

In JN015, Dewgong was used by Goh to explore a pond in order to find a bone belonging to Cubone. After a while, it was able to retrieve the bone and return it to Cubone.

Dewgong's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut A Test in Paradise!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
Goh's Skwovet
Skwovet
Skwovet was caught during Goh's second trip to Wyndon. It was lured in by some scones Ash was eating and took one for itself. While Skwovet was busy eating, Goh took the opportunity to catch it.

In JN023, it and Cubone called Golurk to stop the other Pokémon from fighting during a food shortage. When Golurk's seal fell off and it went berserk, Skwovet helped put the seal back on. It then helped protect the Cascoon from the flood caused by Golurk's rampage, allowing them to evolve into Dustox. The next day, Skwovet was revealed to be the culprit behind the shortage, as it had been taking the food and storing in a cave in secret.

None of Skwovet's moves are known.

Debut JN013
Voice actors
Japanese Noriaki Kanze
Goh's Darmanitan

Goh's Darmanitan in its Zen Mode
Darmanitan
Darmanitan was encountered during Goh's visit to the Desert Resort. It was one of the Pokémon guarding the Ruins of the Titan, but was swiftly caught by Goh just as it sprung to life and attacked. It was later used in a Raid Battle against a giant Golurk.

Darmanitan's only known move is Overheat and its Ability is Zen Mode.

Debut JN014
Voice actors
Japanese Yasuhiro Mamiya
Goh's Sandile
Sandile
Sandile was encountered at the Ruins of the Titan. It was angered when Scorbunny accidentally stepped on its tail, but was quickly defeated by a Double Kick, allowing Goh to catch it.

In JN023, during a food shortage, it and Misdreavus tried tricking the other Pokémon into giving up their food. When a group led by Scyther came looking for a fight, Sandile and Misdreavus immediately joined their side. It later helped protect the Cascoon from a flood created when Golurk went berserk, allowing them to evolve into Dustox.

None of Sandile's moves are known.

Debut JN014
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
Goh's Golurk
Golurk
This giant Golurk was the guardian of the Ruins of the Titan. It was fought in a Raid Battle by Goh, Ash, Keira, the group leader, and Karabari. After being defeated by a combination attack from Goh's Darmanitan and Ash's Dragonite, Goh caught Golurk to prevent it from falling down a hole.

In JN023, while trying to stop a fight that broke out between the other Pokémon during a food shortage, the seal on its chest was knocked off, causing it to go berserk. Ash and Goh kept Golurk distracted while Skwovet, Farfetch'd, Cubone, and Pidgey put the seal back on. It then helped protect the Cascoon from the flood caused by its rampage, allowing them to evolve into Dustox.

None of Golurk's moves are known.

Debut JN014
Goh's Cubone
Cubone
Cubone was encountered at a park in Vermilion City. After witnessing Cubone have its bone stolen by a trio of Mankey, Goh agreed to help retrieve its lost item. With the help of his Pokémon and Ash, Goh was able to reunite Cubone with its bone. Afterwards, Cubone decided to join Goh's team and allowed itself to be caught by him.

In JN023, it and Skwovet called Golurk to stop the other Pokémon from fighting during a food shortage. When Golurk's seal fell off and it went berserk, Cubone helped put the seal back on. It then helped protect the Cascoon from the flood caused by Golurk's rampage, allowing them to evolve into Dustox.

None of Cubone's moves are known.

Debut JN015
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
Goh's Spearow
Spearow
Goh first spotted Spearow while traveling to the Vermilion Gym with Ash. He and Raboot chased after it, and once they reunited with Ash at the Gym, Goh revealed that he succeeded in catching Spearow.

None of Spearow's moves are known.

Debut JN018
Goh's Rattata
Rattata
Goh caught Rattata while he and Ash were on their way to a movie studio in Vermilion City.

None of Rattata's moves are known.

Debut JN019
Goh's Pidgey
Pidgey
Goh caught Pidgey while he was participating in a Pokémon Orienteering competition.

None of Pidgey's moves are known.

Debut JN020
Goh's Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂
Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂
Goh caught Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ while he was participating in a Pokémon Orienteering competition.

None of the Nidoran's moves are known.

Debut JN020
Goh's Oddish
Oddish
Goh caught Oddish while he was participating in a Pokémon Orienteering competition. In JN024, Goh took Oddish with him to the Resort Area where it helped him catch a giant Magikarp by putting it to sleep.

Oddish's only known move is Sleep Powder.

Debut JN020
Goh's Poliwag
Poliwag
Goh caught Poliwag while he was participating in a Pokémon Orienteering competition.

Poliwag's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut JN020
Goh's Grimer
Grimer
Goh caught Grimer while he was participating in a Pokémon Orienteering competition.

Grimer's only known move is Poison Gas.

Debut JN020
Goh's Ekans
Ekans
Goh caught Ekans while he was participating in a Pokémon Orienteering competition.

None of Ekans' moves are known.

Debut JN020
Goh's Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Goh caught Farfetch'd while he was participating in a Pokémon Orienteering competition. During the first two attempts to catch it, Farfetch'd deflected the thrown Poké Balls with its leek. Then, Goh faked it out during the third attempt and caught it while its guard was down.

None of Farfetch'd's moves are known.

Debut JN020
Goh's Exeggcute
Exeggcute
Goh encountered Exeggcute while he and Ash were searching for a Pokémon Egg. They initially thought Exeggcute was one, but when they realized their mistake, Goh caught it anyway.

None of Exeggcute's moves are known.

Debut JN021
Goh's Goldeen
Goldeen
Goh caught Goldeen whilst fishing at the Resort Area in Sinnoh.

None of Goldeen's moves are known.

Debut JN024
Goh's Magikarp

Goh's giant Magikarp
Magikarp (×2)
These Magikarp were encountered while fishing at the Resort Area. The regular-sized one was reeled in by Ash, who allowed Goh to catch it. The giant-sized one was reeled in by Goh with help from Ash, Pikachu, Raboot, and a disguised Team Rocket and caught after it was put to sleep by Oddish's Sleep Powder. Later, Goh used the giant Magikarp to distract a group of Team Rocket Grunts while Ash freed the Pokémon they had kidnapped.

In JN026, Goh's giant Magikarp participated in the Magikarp High Jump Tournament , but in the finals, it jumped so high it didn't come back, and as such, its jump could not be measured. At the end of the episode, it crashed back down on Ash and Goh while they were on Slowpoke Island.

None of the regular-sized Magikarp's moves are known.
The giant Magikarp's only known move is Splash.

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Goh's Binacle
Binacle
Binacle was caught by Goh in Shalour City.

None of Binacle's moves are known.

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Voice actors
Japanese Tatsuki Kobe
Noriaki Kanze
Goh's Flabébé
Flabébé (×4)
Goh caught a Blue, a Yellow, a Red, and an Orange Flabébé whilst in Shalour City.

None of Flabébé's moves are known.

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Goh's Scatterbug
Scatterbug
Scatterbug was caught by Goh in Shalour City.

None of Scatterbug's moves are known.

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Voice actors
Japanese Risa Shimizu
Goh's Phantump
Phantump
Phantump was caught by Goh in Shalour City.

None of Phantump's moves are known.

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Goh's Fletchling
Fletchling
Fletchling was caught by Goh in Shalour City.

None of Fletchling's moves are known.

Debut JN025
Voice actors
Japanese Sayaka Senbongi

Achievements

Goh has competed in the following competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山下大輝 Daiki Yamashita
真堂圭 Kei Shindō (age 6; JN001)
English Zeno Robinson
Korean 송하림 Song Harim

Artwork

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Concept art by Ken Sugimori Key visual from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
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Official artwork from
Mind-Boggling Dynamax!
Official artwork from
Working My Way Back to Mew!
Official artwork from
Finding a Legend!
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Artwork for White Day
by Shūhei Yasuda
Artwork for Children's Day
by Shūhei Yasuda

In the manga

In the Daisuki ♥ Pocket Monsters manga

Goh appears as a character in Daisuki ♥ Pocket Monsters.

Pokémon

Goh Scorbunny Daisuki.png
Scorbunny

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Goh in the Pocket Monsters manga

Goh appears as a main character in Pocket Monsters, playing the same role as he does in the anime.

Pokémon

On hand
Goh Raboot JNM.png
Scorbunny → Raboot
Kept at Cerise Park
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Scyther
013Weedle.png
Weedle
015Beedrill.png
Beedrill
010Caterpie.png
Caterpie
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Parasect
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Darmanitan


In the games

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Goh appears as a character in Pokémon Ga-Olé's Grand Rush set 4 as part of a tie-in with the anime. Goh replaced the Experienced Trainer that would normally appear in Golden Chance as well as Mister Trade who would normally appear in Trade Chance! He, along with Ash, also appeared as opponents in Trainer and Battle Mode, which was available to challenge from February 24, 2020. This was considerably earlier into the set's duration compared to other sets—the fourth Ultra Legend set, which also featured special opponents in Trainer and Battle Mode, shares this trait. The lineup included 1 new Trainer class in addition to Ash and Goh, who had their hometown as part of their name instead of "Pokémon Trainer". Promotional disks could also be dispensed for an additional ¥100 following battles with Goh or Ash, with 'WINNER' versions available to players who successfully defeated their teams. Players facing Goh could receive a Scorbunny disk.

Pokémon

Vermilion City's Goh
クチバシティのゴウ
Ga-Olé Trainer Goh.png
Difficulty: ★★★★☆
Tretta Fire type.png
Scorbunny
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Tretta Fire type.png Ember
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed
Tretta Bug type.pngTretta Flying type.png
Scyther
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Tretta Bug type.png Fury Cutter
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed
Tretta Ground type.pngTretta Ghost type.png
Golurk
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Tretta Ground type.png Earthquake
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed
Tretta None type.png
None.png
Tretta None type.png
Tretta None type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png

Disks

Tretta No. Name Type Class
P Scorbunny (Promotional disks) Fire
 



Trivia

  • As of Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh owns the most Pokémon out of all of Ash's friends. Consequently, he owns the second-greatest number of Pokémon out of all the main characters of the anime, with only Ash himself having more.
  • Goh is Ash's first traveling companion to not be based on any game character since Tracey.
    • Goh is also Ash's first traveling companion to be officially classified as a protagonist instead of simply a traveling companion.
  • Goh is left-handed.
  • Goh's catching style is mainly based on the gameplay mechanics of Pokémon GO and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, all of which feature catching wild Pokémon without battling.
  • Goh is the first main character to catch a giant Pokémon.
    • He's also the first main character known to own a Pokémon with its Hidden Ability.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ゴウ Go From Pokémon GO and/or Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
English, German, Spanish, French,
Italian, Brazilian Portuguese
Goh Same as his Japanese name
Korean 고우 Gou Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 小豪 Xiǎo Háo From the Japanese name 豪
Thai โก Go Transcription of his Japanese name



Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGohRaboot
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Cerise
Relatives Delia KetchumMimeyDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluIkuoKuruneTome
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenRotom PhonesParkerTaliaLeonGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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