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レンジ Renji
Ren JN.png
Ren in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Anime debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
English voice actor Billy Kametz
Japanese voice actor Noriaki Kanze

Ren (Japanese: レンジ Renji) is a recurring character in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He is one of Professor Cerise's assistants.




In There's a New Kid in Town!, it was revealed that Ren had been helping Professor Cerise since he was a student, trying to do research on Yamper. However, Chloe disapproved of this and was always angry with him. Because of that, Ren always tried to research Yamper during times when Chloe was not around.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Ren debuted in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, where he attended the opening of Cerise Laboratory. He later saw Professor Oak and Delia off as they returned to Pallet Town. In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, he apologized for being late due to a traffic jam caused by an outbreak of Ivysaur.

In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Ren was the first to be attacked by the Gengar who had been terrorizing the lab.


Ren is skilled despite his unkempt appearance. He appears to be knowledgeable about Pokémon, which was best displayed when he explained the Dratini evolutionary family to Ash and Goh.

He also seems to be afraid of paranormal activities and ghosts, including Gengar. Moreover, he believed Goh's claims regarding Gengar's curse. In JN052, it's revealed that he has been uncomfortable with such activities from the time when he was Cerise's student along with Endo.

Electric type Pokemon, especially those that look cute, are Ren's favorite Pokemon, as he has a Magnemite, whom he nicknamed 'Francois' and in JN035, when he called the Pikachu living in the mountains cute.

In JN049, it's revealed that he helps Goh with his school studies.


This listing is of Ren's known Pokémon in the anime:

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Francois (Japanese:フランソワーズ Françoise) helped Ren when the power was cut at the Cerise Laboratory in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!. After encountering a Gengar inside, Francois alerted Professor Cerise and Chrysa to Ren's location.

Francois's only known move is Thunder Wave*.

Debut Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 観世智顕 Noriaki Kanze
English Billy Kametz
European French Xavier Percy
Korean 김민주 Kim Minjoo
Brazilian Portuguese Cafi Balloussier
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Sergio Liébana


Language Name Origin
Japanese レンジ Renji Possibly from 蓮 ren (lotus), orange, or 妙蓮寺駅 Myōrenji-eki (Myōrenji Station, a train station in Yokohama located one stop away from Kikuna Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line)
English, French, Italian Ren Similar to his Japanese name and from 蓮 ren (Japanese for lotus)
German René Similar to his English name
Korean 렌지 Renji Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 蓮司 Liánsī From the Japanese name 蓮司 Renji. Contains 蓮 lián (lotus).
Brazilian Portuguese Renê Similar to his English name

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