Mr. Fuji

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Mr. Fuji
フジろうじん Elder Fuji
Mr. Fuji's artwork from the TCG
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Games Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver

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

In the games

Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon at the Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House (Japanese: あいの ボランティア ポケモン ハウス Affection Volunteer Pokémon House) 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 is the founder of the island's Pokémon Lab. He used to be a close friend of Cinnabar Gym's Blaine, as the portrait in the Gym shows them together but this only in FireRed and LeafGreen. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy.

In Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, 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. Team Rocket held him hostage until the protagonist drove them out of the tower and rescued him. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.

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

The interaction with the portrait at Pokémon Lab of Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジはかせ Dr. Fuji), who is thought to be Mr. Fuji in his youth, retrieves the following text from the games:

Generation I

A photo of the
LAB's founder,

FireRed and LeafGreen

A photo of the LAB’s founder…

Interacting with the portrait of Blaine and Mr. Fuji at Cinnabar Gym, which only appears in FireRed and LeafGreen, yields the following text:

It’s a photo of BLAINE and

They’re standing shoulder to
shoulder with big grins.

Also, in FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a Pokémon Journal entry at the Pokémon Center in Cinnabar Island that reads the following:


Special Feature:

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

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

In 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 the remnant is still readable in the Japanese version. It is possible that it was Mr. Fuji who left the message. As a scientist who possibly worked on creating Mewtwo, he would have needed to capture Mew to take its baby.

In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji doesn't have a prominent role. He is found at House of Memories (Japanese: たましいのいえ Soul House), called Soul House in Generation II, paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Mr. Fuji in FireRed and LeafGreen.

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

Then, he starts ranting about how

So, we’re just talking it over as

Pokémon Fan Magazine

What is this person like?

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

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?


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Reason: SGB palette sprite from Generation I and GB and SGB palette sprites from Generation II.

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Generation I (GB)
Overworld sprite from
Generation II (GBC)
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Fame Checker sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures

Mr. Fuji (right) with his Doduo and Blue

Mr. Fuji first appears in Sigh for Psyduck, when he meets Red in Lavender Town, on his way to pay his respects to his Doduo's grave. Mr. Fuji invites Red to his house and tells about the Pokémon Tower and the ghosts in there. Because of them, he can't bury his Pokémon in a proper place. Red sees a photo of Blue with Mr. Fuji, who tells him that the lad went to the Pokémon Tower to defy the presence of any ghosts, what makes Red want to go there, too. Once Blue defeats Koga and the truth about the ghosts is revealed to the citizens of Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji can finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest at the Pokémon Tower.

Mr. Fuji made a couple of cameo appearances in later chapters. In The Last Battle XIII, he is one of the Pokémon Fan Club members that sent Pokémon to defeat Lugia and Ho-Oh. In Last Shot, the photo of Mr. Fuji and Blaine standing shoulder to shoulder is seen in an album.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Mr. Fuji and/or his Pokémon in the Trading Card Game.

Mr. Fuji
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Mr. Fuji T Fossil Uncommon 58/62 Mystery of the Fossils Uncommon —/—


  • 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 their shared interest in Mew, there is nothing to back this up.
    • At Pokémon Lab in Cinnabar Island, there is a portrait of Mr. Fuji, where he is tagged as Dr. Fuji, with this name supposedly used during his work in the Pokémon Lab. Furthermore, the interaction text with the portrait is of surprise from Red or LeafFRLG to the name, since Mr. Fuji is known to be kind-spirited and wouldn't harm Pokémon whereas Dr. Fuji, as described in-game, conducted ill-experiments on Pokémon such as Mew. This could possibly mean that perhaps Dr. Fuji is a younger Mr. Fuji in the anime as well. However, like mentioned above, this is all speculation.


Language Name Origin
Japanese フジろうじん
Elder Fuji
From フジ Fuji, the Japanese name for the wisteria family of plants, a genus of plants with purple flowers. He may be named this because he lives in Lavender Town, also named after a plant with purple flowers.
English, French,
German, Spanish
Mr. Fuji Same as Japanese name; although Western audiences may be more familiar with Fuji as being a generic Japanese name.
Korea 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.

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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