Mr. Fuji

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Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジろうじん Elderly Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town, Kanto.

In the games

Mr Fuji as he appears in the games

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. He used to live on Cinnabar Island and he is the founder of the island's laboratory. He used to be a close friend of Cinnabar Gym's Blaine, as the photo in the gym shows them together. Fuji is supposedly shy.

When members of Team Rocket killed a Marowak in 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 until the protagonist drove the poachers out of the tower and rescued him. In gratitute, Mr. Fuji gives the main character a Poké Flute.

Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned.

In Pokémon Emerald there are a series of messages left at Faraway Island where a wild 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 in the Japanese version. It's possible that Mr. Fuji left the message.

In the TCG

Mr. Fuji appears in his own card in the Fossil expansion of the TCG. The card allows its player to return Pokémon to the deck from the bench.


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 considerably younger than Mr. Fuji, leading to another theory that the senior Fuji is the junior Fuji's father. However, besides having the same surname and the aforementioned interest in Mew, there is nothing to back this up.

Name origin

Fuji is Japanese for wisteria, a genus of plants with purple flowers.

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