Keith (EP049)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 14:43, 25 January 2013 by SnorlaxMonster (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Keith (Japanese: ケイタ Keita) is a character of the day in So Near, Yet so Farfetch'd.

Keith, along with his Farfetch'd, steals Pokémon from other people and uses them for his own. He has his Farfetch'd distract his victims so he can swipe Trainers' backpacks and replace them with backpacks filled with rocks. Misty, Jessie, and James were three of his victims. When Ash, Pikachu, Brock and Misty reported to Officer Jenny of what happened, Jenny stated that Misty was Keith's fifth victim. She's been after him for a while, but he never seems to stay in one place. Psyduck, after escaping from Keith without him knowing, finds Ash and his friends and leads them to Keith. After catching Keith, he explains the reason why he's been stealing--he thinks his Farfetch'd is too weak to battle, but Farfetch'd proves to him it can battle by defeating Ash's Bulbasaur. After Misty's Psyduck defeats his Farfetch'd with its Disable, and after Team Rocket dumps a bunch of Voltorb that he gave to them from their balloon, he decides not to steal Pokémon anymore and returns the Pokémon to their rightful Trainers. After learning this lesson, he decides to train his Farfetch'd in catching Pokémon rather than stealing them.


On hand

Keith's Farfetch'd
Keith's Farfetch'd's only appearance was in So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd where he used it to nab people's bags. It first appeared to Misty and her Psyduck. Thinking it was wild she tried to capture it, but it ran into the forest. She followed it until she collided with Keith and he nabbed her bag. It then appeared in Keith's tent telling him more Trainers were nearby. They turned out to be Team Rocket. He told them that he would give them his Farfetch'd, Staryu and Starmie.

As Team Rocket jumped into his boat, it began to sink. Their Pokémon fell out, and Farfetch'd stole them. Later on, Ash and his friends find Keith and Farfetch'd. After a battle, Keith promised to return the Pokémon he stole and not to commit any crimes again.

Farfetch'd's known moves are Fury Attack and Agility.

Debut So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Yamadera
English Adam Blaustein


Keith's Voltorb (multiple)
Voltorb (multiple)
Keith's multiple Voltorb made a brief appearance in So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd. It is unknown if Keith caught them or nabbed them from another Trainer. They appeared when Team Rocket demanded Keith return their stolen Pokémon. He told them he would return them, but instead of Poké Balls, he gave them Voltorb. Using Selfdestruct, they sent Team Rocket blasting off.

Voltorb's only known move is Selfdestruct.

Debut So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart


  • Keith's appearance seems to be modeled after Farfetch'd. Keith has thick, slanted eyebrows and a tuft of hair that sticks up, like the feathers on the head of Farfetch'd.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 柏倉つとむ Tsutomu Kashiwakura
English Ted Lewis
European Spanish Pablo Tribaldos

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.