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'''Joey''' (Japanese: '''ゴロウ''' ''Gorō'') is a [[Youngster]] and one of the few [[Trainer classes|regular Trainers]] who appeared in other canons than the games themselves. In [[Chuang Yi]]'s translations of the [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga, he is known as '''Grant'''; however, [[VIZ Media]]'s translations, consistently with the games, refers to him as Joey.
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'''Joey''' (Japanese: '''ゴロウ''' ''Gorō'') is a [[Youngster]] and one of the few [[Trainer classes|regular Trainers]] who appeared in other canons than the games themselves. In [[Chuang Yi]]'s translations of the [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga, he is known as '''Grant'''; however, [[VIZ Media]]'s translations, consistently with the games, refer to him as Joey.
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==

Revision as of 03:09, 15 August 2010

Joey (Japanese: ゴロウ Gorō) is a Youngster and one of the few regular Trainers who appeared in other canons than the games themselves. In Chuang Yi's translations of the Pokémon Adventures manga, he is known as Grant; however, VIZ Media's translations, consistently with the games, refer to him as Joey.

In the games

In the Generation II games, other than the rival, Joey is the first Trainer the player battles in the game.

He is first seen battling with another Youngster, Mikey, and blocking the route. After the player delivers the Mystery Egg to Professor Elm, Joey is done with battling after his apparent loss to Mikey. He is now ready to challenge the player with his Rattata. After the battle, he gives out his Pokégear number and hence can be rematched.

Joey makes great emphasis of the fact that he only raises one Pokémon, his Rattata (Raticate from the third rematch and onwards).

Pokémon

Generation II

First battle


Second battle


Third battle


Fourth battle


Fifth battle


Generation IV

First battle


Second battle


Third battle


Fourth battle


In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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Joey in Pokemon Adventures manga

Joey is Professor Elm's assistant and his errand boy. His partner Pokémon is Rattata.

He is first seen in Gold's garden, on the way to Elm's lab to deliver several Pokémon to the professor for examination. However, his backpack was stolen by a wild Murkrow along with Gold's radio antenna, causing Gold's radio to lose broadcast. After noticing that something is wrong with radio, Gold spots Joey in the garden and mistakes him for the thief. The Youngster explains that the real thief is Murkrow. Gold decides to retrieve stolen objects. He succeeds, catches the Murkrow and the boys become friends.

After the incident with Murkrow, Gold and Joey travel together for a while. After a trip in New Bark Town, Gold notices Pokémon from his backpack have been stolen and they go to the laboratory to tell Professor Elm about it. Unluckily, they come to the lab just after Silver stole the Totodile. After that, Joey uses his computer to montage a picture of Silver for the police. Then, they meet Professor Oak who is interested by the fact that Silver had a Pokédex. It turns out that the Oak was the one who ordered him to deliver the Pokémon to Elm. Gold wants to get a Pokédex from Oak, but the professor refuses.

After that, Gold decides to train when a thunderstorm started to rage. Joey's Rattata falls into the river, and Gold goes to rescue it. After Joey tells this to Professor Oak, the professor decides to give Gold the Pokédex. After that, Joey decides to return to New Bark Town to pay Professor Elm a visit, while Gold decides to search for Silver. The boys go separate ways.

Joey is later seen as a cameo helping Professor Elm.

In Chuang Yi's translations of the manga, he was known as Grant. However, VIZ Media's translations properly identify him as Joey.

Pokémon

On hand

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Rattata

In the Golden Boys manga

Joey is first seen in the very first chapter of the manga. He is battling Gold's Totodile with his Rattata. After the battle, Gold tells Joey how he got his Totodile in a flashback scene. Then, the boys spot an injuried Pidgey lying amidst the grass of Route 28. After Gold helps the Pidgey recover using a Berry, Joey starts to appreciate Gold's kind heart. After that, the boys go separate ways.

Joey is seen again on the Summit in Ecruteak City. His Rattata has apparently evolved into a Raticate.

Pokémon

On hand

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RattataRaticate

Trivia

  • A Trainer that appears on the pathway to Bill's Cottage has the same English name. He also has a Rattata, as well as a Spearow. However, the Japanese name is different.
  • On the Pokégear, even after his Rattata has evolved into Raticate, Joey brags about his Rattata, not Raticate.
    • This is, however, a common trait that applies to all such Trainers (in games with Pokégear) that can be rematched and have Pokémon that evolve between rematches.
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