Pokémon Fan Club Chairman

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The Kanto Fan Club's Chairman in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is the head of the Pokémon Fan Club, a Pokémon lover association. There are four known chairmen, all of them being old men.

In the games

There are four chairmen, each appearing in their respective regions. They all seem to have a common interest in talking about their Pokémon.


The Kanto Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appears in the fan clubhouse in Vermilion City in Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as in their Generation III remakes. He talks about his two favorite Pokémon, Rapidash and Fearow at length, and then gives the player a Bicycle Voucher, which can be redeemed at the bicycle shop in Cerulean City. In Pokémon Yellow, he has a new hobby: taking Pokémon photos. The big photos of his Rapidash and Fearow can be seen on the walls of the clubhouse.

He appears again in Pokémon Gold and Silver, as well as their Generation IV remakes in the same location. Again, he talks about his Rapidash, but this time he gives the player a Rare Candy for listening to his story. He also claims to have raised over 150 Pokémon in his life.


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Generation I
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Generation IV


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The Hoenn Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is at the club house in Slateport City. He claims to have raised over 100 different Pokémon in his lifetime, and he travels across the nation on his Fearow. He also gives out Scarves when the player shows him a Pokémon with a condition high enough in the scarf's respective concentration, which boosts the Pokémon's condition in Contests and Super Contests.


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Generation III


The Sinnoh Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Hearthome City. He says that his Fan Club is number one nationwide, primarily because he brags more than anyone. However, he has discontinued his gloating, as he has received several complaints about it. This may explain why only one member is found in his club, as a Pokéfan in Johto states, that "Pokéfans have a policy of not listening to other people brag".


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Generation IV


The Unova Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Icirrus City. He asks the player to show him one of his or her Pokémon, and gives out gifts that vary based on how many levels the Pokémon has gained since it was obtained. For 25 to 49 levels, he gives an Exp. Share; for 50 to 98 levels, he gives a Cleanse Tag; and for 99 levels, he gives a King's Rock. He only gives out each item once.


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Generation V

In the anime

Main article: Mr. Sukizo

The chairman of Hoenn's Pokémon Fan Club is named Mr. Sukizo. He also serves as a judge for Pokémon Contests in Kanto, Hoenn and Sinnoh, along with Contest director Contesta and Nurse Joy.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Three of the chairmen appear in Pokémon Adventures manga. They are all short, odd old men.

The chairman of the Kanto fan club's first appearance was in Danger: High Voltorb where he forced Red to be part of the community and even borrowed his Pikachu. His Abra, along with all members' Pokémon were stolen by Lt. Surge. When Red hears about that, he goes to S.S. Anne to rescue them and give them back to members of the fan club. When the chairman sees that his Abra evolved into Alakazam while being on the ship, he faints.

Hoenn's chairman appears in VS Torkoal. He meets Ruby and shows around the town, after which he escorts him to the Contest Hall. He also shows him that not all people in Hoenn are "barbaric" and want to battle with Pokémon. He, along with Ruby, Captain Stern and Dock were abducted and taken to a shipyard as hostages.

Sinnoh's chairman appears in Perturbed by Pachirisu. He meets the main trio in Hearthome City and leads them to the Fan Club building, where he gives them a Poffin case. He also tells the trio basic knowledge about the Contests and Poffins and works as a mentor of some sort for them.

All of the chairmen appear very similar to each other. However, their relations to each other have never been explained.


This is a listing of the Kanto Fan Club Chairman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand

Chairman's Abra

Chairman's Alakazam
Abra → Kadabra → Alakazam
The Chairman has owned Alakazam since it was an Abra. Abra was one of the Pokémon kidnapped by Team Rocket on the S.S. Anne. After Red defeated Lt. Surge's Electabuzz with his Poliwrath, Alakazam was returned to the Chairman. However, as Abra evolved twice and the size was bigger than what the Chairman expected, he faints.

None of Alakazam's moves are known.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb
Chairman's Rapidash
Rapidash was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow chapter. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Fearow. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Rapidash's only known move is Pay Day.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)
Chairman's Fearow
Fearow was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow chapter. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Rapidash. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Fearow's only known move is Pay Day.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)


Main article: Pika

The chairman borrowed Red's Pika before he boarded the S.S. Anne.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

The chairman in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

The Fan Club Chairman makes an appearance in Togepi's Determination! where he trades his Tyrogue for Red's Togepi.


On hand
Chairman's Togepi
The Chairman was given a Togepi from Red in Togepi's Determination!. In return, the chairman exchanged his Tyrogue.
Debut Hatch the Pokémon Egg!!
Traded away
Red's Tyrogue
Main article: Red's Tyrogue

The Chairman gave Red a Tyrogue in exchange for Togepi. Since then, Tyrogue became the main Pokémon on Red's team.

Debut Togepi's Determination!

Non-player characters in the core series games
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Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge
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