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ボンゴレ Vongole
Gender Male
Hometown Alto Mare
Region Johto
Relatives Bianca (granddaughter)
Anime debut Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias
English voice actor Wayne Grayson
Japanese voice actor Yūzō Gucci

Lorenzo (Japanese: ボンゴレ Vongole) is a main character who appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias. He is the grandfather of Bianca. Lorenzo is also the curator of the Alto Mare's museum, a gondola builder, and the protector of the Legendary Pokémon Latios and Latias.



He first appeared during Ash's visit to the museum where he explained the history of the city and the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare or DMA for short. Ash got distracted by the presence of Bianca, whom he thought was the seemingly normal girl he had saved earlier, but she was actually Latias disguised as her. He was scolded by Lorenzo for absentmindedly leaning on the DMA.

Ash followed Bianca and Latias to the secret garden of Latios and Latias. Lorenzo arrived just in time to prevent Latios from attacking Ash and Pikachu, and allowed Latias to play with them. He showed Ash the Soul Dew's resting place, a pool of water and then explained that he knew the father of the two Guardians, and went onto protect Latios and Latias after their father's death. As Lorenzo, Bianca, and Ash left the garden, they cut through Lorenzo's workshop where he constructs gondolas.

That night, Lorenzo was later incapacitated by Annie's Espeon. He was later found by Bianca, and they rushed to the museum where they were captured and bound by Ariados. They could only watch helplessly as Oakley used the DMA, and Latios suffered the consequences. Ash, Latias, and Pikachu came to save them and stopped the DMA. Lorenzo warned Annie not to touch the corrupted Soul Dew, but she ignored the warning. Annie touching the corrupted Soul Dew caused the DMA to go out of control, to ruinous effects. Lorenzo was present at Latios's sacrifice and was the first to realize that he had died. The following morning, Lorenzo took Ash and the others out in one of his gondolas to search for the guardians. While Latias was located, Latios confirmed that he had sacrificed himself to protect the city, and gifted Lorenzo and Bianca a new Soul Dew.

Lorenzo later bid farewell to Ash and his friends as they left the city. He later returned to the museum to watch as a construction crew repaired the damaged DMA.


Lorenzo is a kind, wise man, but can also be stern and angry at times, especially wherever Alto Mare's history is concerned. Having witnessed the destructive powers of evil in the past*, Lorenzo holds personal responsibility for the protection of Alto Mare and its two guardians.


Cared for

Ash's Latias
Main article: Latias (M05)

Latias and her brother, Latios, live in the Secret Garden in Alto Mare, where they are the guardians of the Soul Dew. They are friends with Lorenzo and Bianca, who takes care of them both and has kept them a secret since they were young. Latias is particularly close with Bianca, and often shapeshifts and walks around Alto Mare as Bianca.

Latias and Latios presented some very unique powers, such as sight sharing, invisibility, and shapeshifting.

Latios ordered Latias to escape to safety, while he was captured by Annie and Oakley and used to operate the DMA. Latios later sacrificed himself to save Alto Mare, leaving Latias in Lorenzo and Bianca's care.

Debut Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Megumi Hayashibara
Ash's Latios
Main article: Latios (M05)

Latios and his sister, Latias, lived in the Secret Garden in Alto Mare, where they were the guardians of the Soul Dew. They were friends with Lorenzo and Bianca, who took care of them both and had kept them a secret since they were young.

Latios and Latias presented some very unique powers, such as sight sharing, invisibility, and shapeshifting.

At the end of the movie, Latios sacrificed himself to save Alto Mare, and gifted Bianca a new Soul Dew, just like his father in the past.

Debut Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias
Voice actors
Japanese Masashi Ebara
English Megumi Hayashibara


Sugimori Lorenzo anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Lorenzo


  • In the 1994 book Guide to Venice (ヴェネツィア案内, Venezia Annai) which is a renowned publication about Venice in Japan,[1] there are photos of a particular gondola workshop and its owner, and the appearance of the workshop very closely resembles Lorenzo's workshop, and the owner has similar hairstyle to Lorenzo, causing some fans in Japan to speculate that these could be real-life models of Lorenzo and his workshop.[2]

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese グッチ裕三 Yūzō Gucci
English Wayne Grayson
German Michael Rüth
Icelandic Jakob Þór Einarsson
Italian Dario De Grassi
Norwegian Stein Stølen Bjerkaker
Brazilian Portuguese Daoiz Cabezudo
European Spanish Roberto Cuenca Martínez
Turkish Mehmet Ali İşgüder


Language Name Origin
Japanese ボンゴレ Vongole From vongole, Italian for clams.
English, Italian, German Lorenzo A common Italian name. Derived from laurel, which is a symbol of wisdom.
Korean 봉봉 Bongbong Reduplication of the first syllable of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 本葛雷 Běngěléi Transliteration of his Japanese name
Thai บงโกเระ Vongole Transliteration of her Japanese name

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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