Old man (DP039)

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The old man

An old man is a character of the day who appeared in Steamboat Willies!. This article will refer to him by his title, as he was unnamed in the episode.

He is the owner of the Wailord-shaped steamboat, which is known to take travelers to Hearthome City. When Ash and his friends decided to get supplies before leaving, the old man offered to watch their Pokémon on the ship, where Pikachu and the other Pokémon were left to their own devices. However, the old man quickly fell asleep and failed to watch them. The vessel left harbor after Pachirisu accidentally jump started the engine, and was headed directly towards a waterfall. The old man woke up in time and alerted Ash's group to the situation, even offering them his Mantine to help the Pokémon trapped on the boat before it goes over a waterfall.

The old man was apologetic for the mishap, though Ash and the others were glad the crisis was averted.


This is a listing of the old man's known Pokémon in the anime:

Old man's Mantine
The old man called on his Mantine's assistance to carry Ash and Dawn towards the ship that was headed towards a waterfall and save the Pokémon inside. Mantine quickly caught up to the runaway steamboat, allowing Ash and Dawn to climb aboard and take control of the ship.

As the boat was turning back to the dock, it was about to crash into a massive rock. Ash's Pokémon attacked it, while Mantine took care of the debris with its brute force, saving the ship from any damage. This Mantine is also larger than an average Mantine.

None of Mantine's moves are known.

Debut Steamboat Willies!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 宝亀克寿 Katsuhisa Hōki
Finnish Aku Laitinen
European French Daniel Nicodème
Polish Marek Robaczewski
Brazilian Portuguese Gileno Santoro
European Spanish Javier Franquelo

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