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'''Mr. Fuji''' (Japanese: ? ) is a kind old man who lives in [[Lavender Town]], [[Kanto]].
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name={{color|FFF|Mr. Fuji}} |
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jname={{color|FFF|フジ{{tt|老人|ろうじん}}}} |
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tmname={{color|FFF|Elder Fuji}} |
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image=Mr.-Fuji.jpg |
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size=250px |
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caption=Mr. Fuji's artwork from the {{Trading Card Game}} |
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gender=Male |
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hometown=[[Lavender Town]] (currently)<br>[[Cinnabar Island]] (originally) |
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region=[[Kanto]] |
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game=yes |
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generation={{gen|I}}, {{gen|II}}, {{gen|III}}, {{gen|IV}}, {{Gen|VII}} |
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games={{4v2|Red|Green|Blue|Yellow}}<br>{{3v2|Gold|Silver|Crystal}}<br>{{2v2|FireRed|LeafGreen}}<br>{{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}<br>[[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!]]
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|pv=yes
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|gameanim=yes
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|pvnum=Pokémon Origins
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|pvname=Pokémon Origins
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|envagame=Kirk Thornton
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|javagame=[[Minoru Inaba]]
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|anime=counterpart
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|animecounterpart=[[Dr. Fuji (anime)]]
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|epnum=M01
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|epname=Mewtwo Strikes Back
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}}
   
=In the Games=
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'''Mr. Fuji''' (Japanese: '''フジ{{tt|老人|ろうじん}}''' ''Elder Fuji'') is a kind old man who lives in [[Lavender Town]].
Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned [[Pokémon]] in Lavender Town. He subscribes to [[Pokémon Fan Magazine]]. He is not a native of Lavender Town, and there is some speculation that he used to live on [[Cinnabar Island]], as a photo shows him as a friend of [[Blaine]]. He is supposedly shy.
 
   
When members of [[Team Rocket]] killed a {{p|Marowak}}. in the Pokémon Tower, Mr. Fuji marched up to their hideout and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Team Rocket held him hostage till the protagonist rescues him. In gratitute, Mr. Fuji gives the main character a [[Poké Flute]].
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==In the games==
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{{Spoilers}}
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Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} at the Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House in [[Lavender Town]]. He subscribes to {{DL|Magazines in the Pokémon world|Pokémon Fan}} Magazine. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy. Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the {{p|Cubone}} that [[Team Rocket]] orphaned.
   
Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the {{p|Cubone}} that Team Rocket orphaned.
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Mr. Fuji is not a resident of Lavender Town. He used to live on [[Cinnabar Island]], where he was known as '''Dr. Fuji''' (Japanese: '''フジ{{tt|博士|はかせ}}''' ''Dr. Fuji''), the founder of [[Cinnabar Lab]]. He is a close friend of [[Blaine]], as indicated by a portrait in the [[Cinnabar Gym]] in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}.
   
In [[Pokémon Emerald]] there are a series of messages left at [[World's End Island]] where a wild {{p|Mew}} can be found. The messages warn that only someone pure of heart will see Mew. The author's name is smudged, but "-ji" is still readable. It's possible that Mr. Fuji left the message.
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In the [[Generation I]] games and their [[remake]]s, when members of Team Rocket killed {{OBP|Marowak|ghost}} at [[Pokémon Tower]], Mr. Fuji marched up to their [[Team Rocket Hideout|hideout]] and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Later, Mr. Fuji went to the Pokémon Tower to calm the Marowak's restless spirit, but Team Rocket appeared and held him hostage until the {{player}} drove them out of the tower. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a [[Poké Flute]].
   
=In the TCG=
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In {{game|Emerald}}, there is a message left at [[Faraway Island]] where a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Mew}} can be found. The message pleads for only "a kindhearted person" to ever set foot on the island again. The author's name is smudged but the remnant ジ ''ji'' is still readable in the Japanese version.
[[Mr. Fuji (Fossil 58)|Mr. Fuji]] appears in his own card in the [[Fossil (TCG)|Fossil]] expansion of the [[TCG]]. The card allows its player to return Pokémon to the deck from the bench.
 
   
==Misc==
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In the [[Generation II]] games and {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, Mr. Fuji does not have a prominent role. He is found in the [[House of Memories]] paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.
It is theorized that he may have been the inspiration for Dr. Fuji from [[Mewtwo Strikes Back]], due to their similar names and history in studying Mew. However, Dr. Fuji is consideribly younger than Mr. Fuji, leading to another theory that the senior Fuji is the junior Fuji's father. However, besides having the same surname, there is nothing to back this up.
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[[Category:Game characters]]
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It is rumored that Mr. Fuji once lived on the {{ka|Pokémon Mansion}}, where [[Pokémon Mansion journals|journals]] related to the discovery of {{p|Mew}} and the birth of {{p|Mewtwo}} can be found. The mansion being located on Cinnabar Island and the fact that Fuji was a doctor are the only implications given in the games he appears in. However, this is also backed up not only by Pokémon Emerald as aforementioned, but by [[Mr. Fuji#In the anime|different anime media]], suggesting he is in fact the author of the Pokémon Mansion journals and thus, the scientist related to the creation of Mewtwo in the games as well.
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===Pokémon===
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====Cared for====
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{| style="width: 96px"
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| {{ActivePoké|Mr. Fuji|Nidorino|033Nidorino.png|Poison|size=100px|link=no}} ♂
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| {{ActivePoké|Mr. Fuji|Psyduck|054Psyduck.png|Water|size=100px|link=no}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Mr. Fuji|Cubone|104Cubone.png|Ground|size=100px|link=no}}
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|}
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* In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]] only, Cubone is adopted by {{ga|Trace}} after it is rescued.
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;Generations II and IV only
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{| style="width: 96px"
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| {{ActivePoké|Mr. Fuji|Pidgey|Spr 4h 016.png|Normal|Flying|size=80px|link=no}}
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|}
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;Generation III only
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{| style="width: 96px"
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| {{ActivePoké|Mr. Fuji|Weedle|Spr 3f 013.png|Bug|Poison|size=64px|link=no}}
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|}
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===Fame Checker===
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This is a list of the [[Fame Checker]]'s information on Mr. Fuji in {{2v2|FireRed|LeafGreen}}. The main text from some of these entries is also found elsewhere during regular gameplay.
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;[[Reina|Little girl at Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House]]
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|header}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|What does this person do?}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|He's really kind.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|He looks after abandoned and}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|orphaned {{color2|606060|Pokémon (species)|POKéMON}}.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|footer}}
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;One of the {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt}}s at [[Pokémon Tower]]
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|header}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|What is this person like?}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|This old guy marched right up to}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|our {{color2|606060|Team Rocket Hideout|HIDEOUT}}.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|Then, he starts ranting about how}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|{{color2|606060|Team Rocket|TEAM ROCKET}}'s abusing {{color2|606060|Pokémon (species)|POKéMON}}.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|So, we're just talking it over as}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|adults.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|footer}}
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;{{DL|Magazines in the Pokémon world|Pokémon Fan|Pokémon Fan Magazine}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|header}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|What is this person like?}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|{{color2|606060|Magazines in the Pokémon world#Pokémon Fan|POKéMON FAN MAGAZINE}}}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|Monthly Grand Prize Drawing!}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|The application form is&hellip;}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|Gone! It's been clipped out.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|Someone must have applied already.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|footer}}
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;Old man at the [[Pokémon Center]] in [[Lavender Town]]
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|header}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|There's a rumor&hellip;}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|I hear that MR. FUJI's not from}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|these parts originally, either.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|footer}}
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;Portrait in [[Cinnabar Gym]]
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|header}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|Family and friends?}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|It's a photo of {{color2|606060|Blaine|BLAINE}} and}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|MR. FUJI.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|They're standing shoulder to}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|shoulder with big grins.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|footer}}
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;{{DL|Magazines in the Pokémon world|Pokémon Journal}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|header}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|What is this person like?}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|Editor: The shy MR. FUJI turned}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|down our interview requests.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|He is a kindly man who is adored}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|and respected in {{color2|606060|Lavender Town|LAVENDER TOWN}}.}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|footer}}
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;Message from Mr. Fuji left to the {{player}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|header}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|From: MR. FUJI}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|To: {{tt|{RED}|Placeholder used internally by the games for the player's defined name.}}}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|Instead of hoping for the happiness}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|of just your {{color2|606060|Pokémon (species)|POKéMON}}&hellip;}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|&hellip;Can I get you to wish for the}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|happiness of all {{color2|606060|Pokémon (species)|POKéMON}}?}}
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{{sign|FRLGspeech|footer}}
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===Quotes===
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====Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow====
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'''Pokémon Tower'''
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:''"Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the soul of <sc>Cubone</sc>'s mother. I think <sc>Marowak</sc>'s spirit has gone to the afterlife. I must thank you for your kind concern! Follow me to my home, <sc>Pokémon House</sc> at the foot of this tower."''
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;Lavender Town
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:''"<player>. Your <sc>Pokédex</sc> quest may fail without love for your <sc>Pokémon</sc>. I think this may help your quest."''
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* If the player doesn't have room for more items
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:''"You must make room for this!"''
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* After giving the player the Poké Flute
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:''"Upon hearing <sc>Poké Flute</sc>, sleeping <sc>Pokémon</sc> will spring awake. It works on all sleeping <sc>Pokémon</sc>."''
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* If talked to again
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:''"Has my <sc>Flute</sc> helped you?"''
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====Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal====
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:''"Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your POKéMON in a kind and loving manner. <sc>Pokémon</sc> lovers come here to pay their respects to departed <sc>Pokémon</sc>. Please offer condolences for the souls of the departed <sc>Pokémon</sc>. I'm sure that will make them happy."''
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====Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen====
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;Pokémon Tower
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:''"Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the spirit of <sc>Cubone</sc>'s mother. I think <sc>Marowak</sc>'s spirit has finally left us. I must thank you for your kind concern. Follow me to my home, <sc>Pokémon House</sc>, at the foot of this tower."''
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;Lavender Town
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* After returning from Pokémon Tower
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:''"<player>… Your <sc>Pokédex</sc> quest is one that requires strong dedication. Without deep love for <sc>Pokémon</sc>, your quest may fail. I’m not sure if this will help you, but I’d like you to have it."''
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* After giving the player the Poké Flute
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:''"Upon hearing the <sc>Poké Flute</sc>, sleeping <sc>Pokémon</sc> will spring awake. Try using it on <sc>Pokémon</sc> that are sleeping obstacles."''
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* If talked to again
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:''"Has my <sc>Poké Flute</sc> helped you?"''
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;Fame Checker
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:''"Instead of hoping for the happiness of just your <sc>Pokémon</sc>… …Can I get you to wish for the happiness of all <sc>Pokémon</sc>?"''
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====Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver====
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:''"Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your Pokémon in a kind and loving manner. Those who love Pokémon come here to pay their respects to Pokémon. Please pay homage to the spirits of Pokémon. I'm sure that will make them happy."''
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===Sprites===
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{ghost color dark}}; background: #{{ghost color}}; font-size:80%;"
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|-
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{ghost color dark}}; background: #{{ghost color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:Mr Fuji I OD.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{ghost color dark}}; background: #{{ghost color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:Mr Fuji II OD.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{ghost color dark}}; background: #{{ghost color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:Mr Fuji III OD.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{ghost color dark}}; background: #{{ghost color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:Spr FRLG Mr Fuji.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{ghost color dark}}; background: #{{ghost color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:Mr Fuji OD.png]]
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|- style="color:#fff;"
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| Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|fff|Generation I}}
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| Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|fff|Generation II}}
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| Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|fff|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|FireRed and LeafGreen}}
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| {{color2|fff|Fame Checker}} sprite from<br>{{color2|fff|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|FireRed and LeafGreen}}
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| Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|fff|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HeartGold and SoulSilver}}
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|}
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==In the anime==
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{{Spoilers}}
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===In the main series===
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{{main|Dr. Fuji (anime)}}
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Mr. Fuji as in the elder from [[Lavender Town]] hasn't appeared in the [[Pokémon anime]] series. However, evidence from the other media suggest that Dr. Fuji from ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'' is based on him. In the movie, Dr. Fuji was involved in the creation of {{OBP|Mewtwo|original series}}, from which he did not survive due to Mewtwo's destruction of the lab where it was created.
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===In Pokémon Origins===
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[[File:Mr Fuji PO.png|250px|thumb|Mr. Fuji in [[Pokémon Origins]]]]
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Mr. Fuji debuted in ''[[PO02|File 2: Cubone]]''. Much like in the {{pkmn|games}}, he had gone to the [[Pokémon Tower]] after it was taken over by [[Team Rocket]], trying to convince them to leave, but wound up as their hostage. After Team Rocket was driven out of the Pokémon Tower by {{OBP|Red|Origins}}, Mr. Fuji rewarded the young Pokémon Trainer with the [[Poké Flute]] and a pair of mysterious stones. When Red asked what the stones were for, Mr. Fuji told him that he would find out soon enough.
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Mr. Fuji reappeared in ''[[PO04|File 4: Charizard]]'', where his past as Dr. Fuji is revealed by [[Professor Oak]] soon after he concluded that [[Pokémon Mansion journals|the journals]] Red found at the {{ka|Pokémon Mansion}} were his. He explained that Dr. Fuji used to be dedicated to Pokémon researching, but after he discovered a {{p|Mew|new species}}, the subjects of his studies were dismissed, and the Doctor was trying to artificially create a {{p|Mewtwo|powerful new Pokémon}}. Despite their last names matching, Red was skeptical about both being the same person, but the Professor told him it was very likely, as Dr. Fuji did a research related to mysterious stones flowing with energy, like the ones that Mr. Fuji gave him.
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Later, in their home at [[Lavender Town]], [[Reina]] told Mr. Fuji about the rumors of an incredibly strong Pokémon seen in the [[Cerulean Cave]]. After hearing that the Pokémon is likely a {{t|Psychic}} type, he indicated that he knew the identity of this Pokémon. After hearing of Red heading to capture the mysterious Pokémon, {{p|Mewtwo}}, Mr. Fuji began to think about Red's possibilities to win the fight against it. During his thinking session, Red battled Mewtwo in the Cerulean Cave, and wound up getting almost all of his Pokémon defeated, leaving him with only his {{p|Charizard}}. While Charizard battled Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji understood that Red's only hope of victory lied within the stones he had given to him. The stones, revealed to be a [[Charizardite X]] and a [[Key Stone]], gave Charizard strength to rise from the brink of defeat and [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Charizard X. This new power gave Charizard the ability to defeat Mewtwo, allowing Red to {{pkmn2|caught|catch}} it.
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====Voice actors====
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{{vatable|color={{ghost color}}|bordercolor={{ghost color light}}
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|ja=稲葉実 ''[[Minoru Inaba]]''
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|en=Kirk Thornton
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|es_eu=Fernando Hernández}}
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==In the manga==
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===In Pokémon Adventures===
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[[File:Mr Fuji Doduo Adventures.png|thumb|120px|Mr. Fuji in Pokémon Adventures]]
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====History====
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====={{chap|Red, Green & Blue}}=====
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Mr. Fuji first appeared in ''[[PS013|Sigh for Psyduck]]'', when he met {{adv|Red}} in [[Lavender Town]], on his way to pay his respects to his {{p|Doduo}}'s grave. Mr. Fuji invited Red to his house and told him about the [[Pokémon Tower]] and the {{OBP|ghost|literal}}s in there. Because of them, he was unable to bury his {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} in a proper place. Red then saw a photo of {{adv|Blue}} with Mr. Fuji, who told him that the had gone to the Pokémon Tower to defy the presence of any ghosts two weeks earlier, which made Red willing to go there as well. Once Blue defeated [[Koga]] and the truth about the ghosts was revealed to the citizens of [[Lavender Town]], Mr. Fuji could finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest at the Pokémon Tower.
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====={{chap|Gold, Silver & Crystal}}=====
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In ''[[PS179|The Last Battle XIII]]'', he makes a cameo appearance as one of the [[Pokémon Fan Club]] members who sent Pokémon to help defeat {{adv|Tower duo|Lugia and Ho-Oh}} in [[Ilex Forest]].
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In ''[[PS295|Double Down Deoxys]]'', he makes a cameo appearance in a [[#Fame Checker|photo]] in [[Blaine]]'s photo album, standing shoulder to shoulder with him in a jungle.
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====={{chap|Emerald}}=====
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In ''[[PS337|Epilogue]]'', he makes a cameo appearance in one of the ships heading to the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}.
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====Pokémon====
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=====Deceased=====
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Mr. Fuji
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|egg=yes
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|pkmn=Doduo
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|type1=Normal
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|type2=Flying
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|img=Mr Fuji Doduo Egg.png
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|epnum=PS013
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|epname=Sigh for Psyduck
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|desc=Prior to the start of the series Mr. Fuji hatched {{p|Doduo}} from its [[Egg]]. It passed away sometime before {{adv|Red}} came to [[Lavender Town]].
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None of Doduo's moves are known.}}
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==In the TCG==
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{{main|Mr. Fuji (Fossil 58)}}
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'''Mr. Fuji''' was introduced as a {{TCG|Trainer card}} in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era). First released in the Japanese {{TCG|Mystery of the Fossils}} expansion, it later debuted in English in the {{TCG|Fossil}} expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by [[Ken Sugimori]]. Mr. Fuji allows the player to add a Pokémon on their {{TCG|Bench}}, and all cards attached to it, to their deck and then shuffle it.
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==Names==
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{| style="background: #{{ghost color}}; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 3px solid #{{ghost color dark}}"
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|-
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! style="{{roundytl|5px}};" | Language
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! Name
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! style="{{roundytr|5px}};" | Origin
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|- style="background:#FFF;"
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|Japanese
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|フジ{{tt|老人|ろうじん}} ''Elder Fuji''
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|From フジ ''Fuji'', ''{{wp|Wisteria}}'', a genus of plants with purple flowers. This may be because he lives in [[Lavender Town|Cion Town]], named for the purple color of a flower.
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|- style="background:#FFF;"
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|English, French,<br>German, Italian,<br>Spanish
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|Mr. Fuji
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|Same as Japanese name
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|- style="background:#FFF;"
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|Korean
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|등나무노인 ''Elder Deung-namu''
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|From 등나무 ''Deung-namu'', the Korean name for ''{{wp|Wisteria floribunda}}'', the "Japanese Wisteria"
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|- style="background:#FFF;"
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|Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and Mainland China}})
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|富士老人 ''Elder Fùshì''
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|From 富士 ''Fuji'', possibly relating to {{wp|Mount Fuji|Mt. Fuji}}
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|- style="background:#FFF;"
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|Chinese ({{tt|Cantonese|Hong Kong}})
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|富士老人 ''Elder Fusih''
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|From 富士 ''Fuji'', possibly relating to {{wp|Mount Fuji|Mt. Fuji}}
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|- style="background:#FFF;"
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|Brazilian Portuguese
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|Senhor Fuji{{tt|*|manga}}<br>Sr. Fuji{{tt|*|The Official Pokémon Handbook}}
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|From his English name
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|- style="background:#FFF;"
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|Vietnamese
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|Ông lão Fuji
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|Transliteration from his Japanese name
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|}
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{{-}}
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{{NPC|ghost|kanto=yes}}<br>
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{{Project CharacterDex notice}}
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Fuji, Mr.}}
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[[Category:Red, Blue and Yellow characters]]
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[[Category:Gold, Silver and Crystal characters]]
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[[Category:HeartGold and SoulSilver characters]]
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[[Category:FireRed and LeafGreen characters]]
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[[Category:Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! characters]]
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[[Category:Pokémon Origins characters]]
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[[Category:Pokémon Adventures characters]]
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[[de:Mr. Fuji]]
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[[es:Señor Fuji]]
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[[fr:M. Fuji]]
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[[it:Mr. Fuji]]
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[[ja:フジろうじん]]
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Mr. Fuji
フジ老人 Elder Fuji
Mr.-Fuji.jpg
Mr. Fuji's artwork from the TCG
Gender Male
Hometown Lavender Town (currently)
Cinnabar Island (originally)
Region Kanto
Generation I, II, III, IV, VII
Games Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!
Game animation debut Pokémon Origins
English voice actor Kirk Thornton
Japanese voice actor Minoru Inaba
Anime counterpart Dr. Fuji (anime)
Counterpart debut Mewtwo Strikes Back

Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ老人 Elder Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town.

In the games

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Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon at the Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House in Lavender Town. He subscribes to Pokémon Fan Magazine. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy. Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned.

Mr. Fuji is not a resident of Lavender Town. He used to live on Cinnabar Island, where he was known as Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ博士 Dr. Fuji), the founder of Cinnabar Lab. He is a close friend of Blaine, as indicated by a portrait in the Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the Generation I games and their remakes, when members of Team Rocket killed Marowak at Pokémon Tower, Mr. Fuji marched up to their hideout and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Later, Mr. Fuji went to the Pokémon Tower to calm the Marowak's restless spirit, but Team Rocket appeared and held him hostage until the player drove them out of the tower. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.

In Pokémon Emerald, there is a message left at Faraway Island where a wild Mew can be found. The message pleads for only "a kindhearted person" to ever set foot on the island again. The author's name is smudged but the remnant ジ ji is still readable in the Japanese version.

In the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji does not have a prominent role. He is found in the House of Memories paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.

It is rumored that Mr. Fuji once lived on the Pokémon Mansion, where journals related to the discovery of Mew and the birth of Mewtwo can be found. The mansion being located on Cinnabar Island and the fact that Fuji was a doctor are the only implications given in the games he appears in. However, this is also backed up not only by Pokémon Emerald as aforementioned, but by different anime media, suggesting he is in fact the author of the Pokémon Mansion journals and thus, the scientist related to the creation of Mewtwo in the games as well.

Pokémon

Cared for

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Nidorino
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Psyduck
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Cubone
Generations II and IV only
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Pidgey
Generation III only
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Weedle

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Mr. Fuji in FireRed and LeafGreen. The main text from some of these entries is also found elsewhere during regular gameplay.

Little girl at Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House

What does this person do?

He's really kind.

He looks after abandoned and
orphaned POKéMON.

One of the Team Rocket Grunts at Pokémon Tower

What is this person like?

This old guy marched right up to
our HIDEOUT.

Then, he starts ranting about how
TEAM ROCKET's abusing POKéMON.

So, we're just talking it over as
adults.

Pokémon Fan Magazine

What is this person like?

POKéMON FAN MAGAZINE
Monthly Grand Prize Drawing!

The application form is…

Gone! It's been clipped out.
Someone must have applied already.

Old man at the Pokémon Center in Lavender Town

There's a rumor…

I hear that MR. FUJI's not from
these parts originally, either.

Portrait in Cinnabar Gym

Family and friends?

It's a photo of BLAINE and
MR. FUJI.

They're standing shoulder to
shoulder with big grins.

Pokémon Journal

What is this person like?

Editor: The shy MR. FUJI turned
down our interview requests.

He is a kindly man who is adored
and respected in LAVENDER TOWN.

Message from Mr. Fuji left to the player

From: MR. FUJI
To: {RED}

Instead of hoping for the happiness
of just your POKéMON

…Can I get you to wish for the
happiness of all POKéMON?

Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow

Pokémon Tower

"Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the soul of Cubone's mother. I think Marowak's spirit has gone to the afterlife. I must thank you for your kind concern! Follow me to my home, Pokémon House at the foot of this tower."
Lavender Town
"<player>. Your Pokédex quest may fail without love for your Pokémon. I think this may help your quest."
  • If the player doesn't have room for more items
"You must make room for this!"
  • After giving the player the Poké Flute
"Upon hearing Poké Flute, sleeping Pokémon will spring awake. It works on all sleeping Pokémon."
  • If talked to again
"Has my Flute helped you?"

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal

"Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your POKéMON in a kind and loving manner. Pokémon lovers come here to pay their respects to departed Pokémon. Please offer condolences for the souls of the departed Pokémon. I'm sure that will make them happy."

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Tower
"Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the spirit of Cubone's mother. I think Marowak's spirit has finally left us. I must thank you for your kind concern. Follow me to my home, Pokémon House, at the foot of this tower."
Lavender Town
  • After returning from Pokémon Tower
"<player>… Your Pokédex quest is one that requires strong dedication. Without deep love for Pokémon, your quest may fail. I’m not sure if this will help you, but I’d like you to have it."
  • After giving the player the Poké Flute
"Upon hearing the Poké Flute, sleeping Pokémon will spring awake. Try using it on Pokémon that are sleeping obstacles."
  • If talked to again
"Has my Poké Flute helped you?"
Fame Checker
"Instead of hoping for the happiness of just your Pokémon… …Can I get you to wish for the happiness of all Pokémon?"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

"Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your Pokémon in a kind and loving manner. Those who love Pokémon come here to pay their respects to Pokémon. Please pay homage to the spirits of Pokémon. I'm sure that will make them happy."

Sprites

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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Fame Checker sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the anime

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In the main series

Main article: Dr. Fuji (anime)

Mr. Fuji as in the elder from Lavender Town hasn't appeared in the Pokémon anime series. However, evidence from the other media suggest that Dr. Fuji from Mewtwo Strikes Back is based on him. In the movie, Dr. Fuji was involved in the creation of Mewtwo, from which he did not survive due to Mewtwo's destruction of the lab where it was created.

In Pokémon Origins

Mr. Fuji in Pokémon Origins

Mr. Fuji debuted in File 2: Cubone. Much like in the games, he had gone to the Pokémon Tower after it was taken over by Team Rocket, trying to convince them to leave, but wound up as their hostage. After Team Rocket was driven out of the Pokémon Tower by Red, Mr. Fuji rewarded the young Pokémon Trainer with the Poké Flute and a pair of mysterious stones. When Red asked what the stones were for, Mr. Fuji told him that he would find out soon enough.

Mr. Fuji reappeared in File 4: Charizard, where his past as Dr. Fuji is revealed by Professor Oak soon after he concluded that the journals Red found at the Pokémon Mansion were his. He explained that Dr. Fuji used to be dedicated to Pokémon researching, but after he discovered a new species, the subjects of his studies were dismissed, and the Doctor was trying to artificially create a powerful new Pokémon. Despite their last names matching, Red was skeptical about both being the same person, but the Professor told him it was very likely, as Dr. Fuji did a research related to mysterious stones flowing with energy, like the ones that Mr. Fuji gave him.

Later, in their home at Lavender Town, Reina told Mr. Fuji about the rumors of an incredibly strong Pokémon seen in the Cerulean Cave. After hearing that the Pokémon is likely a Psychic type, he indicated that he knew the identity of this Pokémon. After hearing of Red heading to capture the mysterious Pokémon, Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji began to think about Red's possibilities to win the fight against it. During his thinking session, Red battled Mewtwo in the Cerulean Cave, and wound up getting almost all of his Pokémon defeated, leaving him with only his Charizard. While Charizard battled Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji understood that Red's only hope of victory lied within the stones he had given to him. The stones, revealed to be a Charizardite X and a Key Stone, gave Charizard strength to rise from the brink of defeat and Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X. This new power gave Charizard the ability to defeat Mewtwo, allowing Red to catch it.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 稲葉実 Minoru Inaba
English Kirk Thornton
European Spanish Fernando Hernández

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures

Mr. Fuji in Pokémon Adventures

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Mr. Fuji first appeared in Sigh for Psyduck, when he met Red in Lavender Town, on his way to pay his respects to his Doduo's grave. Mr. Fuji invited Red to his house and told him about the Pokémon Tower and the ghosts in there. Because of them, he was unable to bury his Pokémon in a proper place. Red then saw a photo of Blue with Mr. Fuji, who told him that the had gone to the Pokémon Tower to defy the presence of any ghosts two weeks earlier, which made Red willing to go there as well. Once Blue defeated Koga and the truth about the ghosts was revealed to the citizens of Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji could finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest at the Pokémon Tower.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In The Last Battle XIII, he makes a cameo appearance as one of the Pokémon Fan Club members who sent Pokémon to help defeat Lugia and Ho-Oh in Ilex Forest.

In Double Down Deoxys, he makes a cameo appearance in a photo in Blaine's photo album, standing shoulder to shoulder with him in a jungle.

Emerald chapter

In Epilogue, he makes a cameo appearance in one of the ships heading to the Battle Frontier.

Pokémon

Deceased
Mr. Fuji's Doduo
Egg → Doduo
Prior to the start of the series Mr. Fuji hatched Doduo from its Egg. It passed away sometime before Red came to Lavender Town.

None of Doduo's moves are known.

Debut Sigh for Psyduck

In the TCG

Main article: Mr. Fuji (Fossil 58)

Mr. Fuji was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era). First released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion, it later debuted in English in the Fossil expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by Ken Sugimori. Mr. Fuji allows the player to add a Pokémon on their Bench, and all cards attached to it, to their deck and then shuffle it.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese フジ老人 Elder Fuji From フジ Fuji, Wisteria, a genus of plants with purple flowers. This may be because he lives in Cion Town, named for the purple color of a flower.
English, French,
German, Italian,
Spanish
Mr. Fuji Same as Japanese name
Korean 등나무노인 Elder Deung-namu From 등나무 Deung-namu, the Korean name for Wisteria floribunda, the "Japanese Wisteria"
Chinese (Mandarin) 富士老人 Elder Fùshì From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji
Chinese (Cantonese) 富士老人 Elder Fusih From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji
Brazilian Portuguese Senhor Fuji*
Sr. Fuji*
From his English name
Vietnamese Ông lão Fuji Transliteration from his Japanese name



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomRedGreenBlueTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName RaterDay-Care ManProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesman

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