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Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジろうじん Elder Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town.
He is theorized to be Dr. Fuji, whom founded the Pokémon Lab in Cinnabar Island in the games, as the player is surprised to see the name when visiting it and interacting with his portrait there, indicating that they recognize him. This speculation also expands to the point of considering that game Dr. Fuji, being one and the same as Mr. Fuji, served as the inspiration for Dr. Fuji from Mewtwo Strikes Back, since they share their names and history in studying Mew.
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 Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
In the Generation I games and Pokémon 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 player drove them out of the tower and rescued him. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.
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 ever see Mew. 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 (Soul House in English Generation II) paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.
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 of Dr. Fuji at Pokémon Lab yields the following text from the games:
- Generation I games
A photo of the
- FireRed and LeafGreen
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
- One of the Team Rocket Grunts at Pokémon Tower
- Pokémon Fan Magazine
- Old man at the Pokémon Center in Lavender Town
- Portrait in Cinnabar Gym
- Pokémon Journal
- Message from Mr. Fuji left to the player
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Reason: SGB palette sprite from Generation I and GB and SGB palette sprites from Generation II.
In the manga
In Pokémon Adventures
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 cannot 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, which makes Red willing to go there as well. 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.
|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.
||Same as Japanese name; although Western audiences may be more familiar with Fuji as being a generic Japanese name.
|From 등나무 Deung'namu, the Korean name for Wisteria floribunda, the "Japanese Wisteria".
|From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji.