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Roland (Japanese: ヨーシチ Yōshichi) is a character of the day who appeared in An Elite Coverup! and a relative of the Sinnoh Elite Four member Bertha.

Roland gave his Magby to a disguised Team Rocket for them to raise and evolve it into a Magmar, unaware of their true intentions. Afterward, he met Ash and his friends and became attracted to his Pikachu, which Roland later played with in a park.

Later, with the help of his new friends—as well as Bertha—Roland was able to track down Team Rocket and be reunited with his Magby. With Bertha's encouragement, Roland had his Magby deliver the final blow to defeat Team Rocket.


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

Roland's Magby
Magby was first seen traveling on Roland's shoulder at the start of the episode. He later gave it to Team Rocket, all the while oblivious of their true desire. After rescuing it, Magby was used by its Trainer to battle Team Rocket.

Magby's known moves are Flamethrower and Fire Punch.

Debut An Elite Coverup!
Voice actors
English Tom Wayland

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 大浦冬華 Fuyuka Ōura
English Eli James
Finnish Antti Lang
European French Grégory Praet
Italian Patrizia Mottola
Polish Adam Pluciński
Brazilian Portuguese Alex Minei
Spanish Latin America Bruno Coronel
Spain Sara Vivas


  • Prior to this episode's initial airing in the United States, the online summary given by Poké incorrectly referred to Roland as Ian.

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