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 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 gratitude, 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, as a scientist who possibly worked on cloning Mew, he would have needed to collect Mew DNA. Mew may have appeared before Mr Fuji due to his kind nature. In the Pokémon Special manga, it's confirmed that he and Blaine once were on Faraway Island.

Fame Checker

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

Mr. Fuji's house - Little girl
  • What does this person do?
"He's really kind.
He looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon."
Pokémon Tower - Team Rocket Grunt
  • 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."
Lavender Town Pokémon Center - Old man
  • There's a rumor...
"I hear MR. FUJI's not from these part's originally, either."
Cinnabar Gym - Photo
  • 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 Fuji
"Instead of hoping for the happiness of just your Pokémon...
...Can I get you to wish for the happiness of all Pokémon?"

In the TCG

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

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Mr. Fuji T - Uncommon Fossil 58/62


  • 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.
    • In Cinnabar Island's laboratory, there is a picture of Mr. Fuji, known as Dr. Fuji during his work in the Cinnabar Lab. The text also says "Dr. Fuji?!?!" indicating Red's/Leaf's surprise in the discovery.

Name origin

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

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