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
Generation I, II, III, IV
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 in Lavender Town. He subscribes to Pokémon Fan Magazine. It is revealed that he is not a native of Lavender Town. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy. Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned. He is a close friend of Blaine, as indicated by a portrait in the Cinnabar Gym in FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the Generation I games 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.

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 ever see Mew. The author's name is smudged, but the remnant is still readable in the Japanese version.

In Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji doesn't 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.

Dr. Fuji

He may be the same person as Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジはかせ Dr. Fuji), who founded the island's Pokémon Lab. Interacting with the portrait at Pokémon Lab of Dr. Fuji, who is thought to be Mr. Fuji in his youth, yields the following text from the games:

Generation I

A photo of the
LAB's founder,

Generation III

A photo of the LAB's founder…

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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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: SGB palette sprite from Generation I and GB and SGB palette sprites from Generation II.

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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 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 as he may be the Dr. Fuji that founded the Cinnabar Pokémon Lab in the games, as the player is surprised to see the name, indicating that they recognize it.
    • Therefore, it is often thought that he may have been the inspiration for Dr. Fuji from Mewtwo Strikes Back due to their similar names and history in studying Mew.


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.
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.

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

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