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Undubbed character This article is about a character featured in the Pokémon anime who has not yet debuted in the English language dub.
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(Japanese: ジエイ Jiei) is a character of the day who appeared in JN009. He is a Pokémon Trainer from Ecruteak City. He is the grandfather of Kurio.

Jiei had encountered the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh when he was younger, and he had a Rainbow Wing as proof. He passed on his fascination with Ho-Oh to Kurio, and both hoped to see it. Following decades of failed searches, Jiei grew doubtful of the encounter and even threw out his Rainbow Wing. His grandson, however, never stopped believing in the stories and retrieved the Wing.

Later visiting the Bell Tower with Ash and Goh, they climbed to the top and called out to Ho-Oh, but it didn't appear. As Ash, Go, and Kurio were about to leave, Jiei spotted Ho-Oh and called out to them. However, by the time they turned back, Ho-Oh had already disappeared from sight.


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Jiei's Hoothoot
Hoothoot is Jiei's only Pokémon, which he has had since he was younger. It tends to rest on one of his shoulders. Jiei had Hoothoot use Foresight to overcome Misdreavus and Stantler's illusions while in the Bell Tower.

Hoothoot's only known move is Foresight.

Debut JN009

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中博史 Hiroshi Naka


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