Satoshi (Zensho)

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サトシ Satoshi
Satoshi Zensho.png
Age 10  
Gender Male
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives mother

Satoshi is the main character of the Pokémon Zensho manga and directly based on Red of the original games. Like his counterparts, he is Shigeru's rival.


Satoshi first appears in Prologue: Pallet Town, as he began his journey the same day Shigeru did. He starts off with Charmander while Shigeru starts off with Squirtle. Satoshi ends up defeating Shigeru in their first battle.

After Satoshi obtained all eight Badges, he challenges the Pokémon League where he was able to sweep through the Elite Four quickly and challenges Shigeru as he became the champion.

After Satoshi saves Shigeru's life from a falling pillar caused from their final battle in the Pokémon League, they renew their friendship and set out to capture Mewtwo.

Personality and characteristics

Satoshi has saved many people from dangerous situations such as when he rescued Misty from Team Rocket and Shigeru from a falling pillar.


On hand

Satoshi's Charizard
Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard
Main article: Satoshi's Charizard (Zensho)

Charizard is Satoshi's starter Pokémon. He obtained it when it was a Charmander. It evolved into Charmeleon after defeating Shigeru's Squirtle and into Charizard after defeating Blaine's Arcanine.

Debut Prologue: Pallet Town
Satoshi's Pikachu

Satoshi's Raichu
Pikachu → Raichu
Satoshi found Raichu when it was a Pikachu in Viridian Forest. It was shy around Satoshi at first but he proved to Pikachu that he was friendly. Afterwards, Pikachu joins Satoshi on his journey.

In Cerulean City, Pikachu participates in its first Gym battle where it had trouble swimming and fell in the water. It saved Misty from Gyarados, thus, earning Satoshi the Cascade Badge.

Pikachu voluntarily evolved into Raichu with a ThunderStone before battling the Elite Four.

Raichu's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut Pewter City
Satoshi's Ditto
Ditto is a Pokémon that Satoshi found in the Safari Zone.

Ditto's only move is Transform.

Debut Fuschia City
Satoshi's Lapras
Lapras originally belonged to Sabrina and was given to Satoshi after trying to defeat Giovanni.

Lapras's known moves are Mist, Hydro Pump and Ice Beam.

Debut Saffron City
Satoshi's Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff was caught around the time Satoshi battled Blaine.
Debut Cinnabar Island
Satoshi's Alakazam
Satoshi's Alakazam first appeared when it was sent out to battle Agatha's Gengar and won.
Debut Indigo Plateau

In the Box

Satoshi's Magikarp, Slowpoke, Krabby, and Psyduck

Satoshi's Magikarp, Slowpoke, Krabby, and Psyduck
Magikarp, Slowpoke, Krabby, and Psyduck
Satoshi received many Magikarp (at least three), Slowpoke, Krabby and Psyduck from a fisherman in return for his Dratini while they were at the Safari Zone. They were sent to his Box afterwards.
Debut Fuchsia City


Satoshi's Seel
Misty gave Seel to Satoshi after saving her from Gyarados. Satoshi then releases it when he arrived in the Seafoam Islands.
Debut Cerulean City
Satoshi's Dratini
Dratini is a Pokémon that Satoshi found in the Safari Zone. He gives it to a fisherman afterwards.
Debut Fuschia City
Satoshi's Nidoran♂
Satoshi catches a Nidoran♂ when it was getting mail. However, the Nidoran♂ ends up being Bill as he transformed into that Pokémon before. Bill returns into his human self when Satoshi places Nidoran♂ in a machine that separates his human self from his Pokémon self.
Debut Vermilion City


  • He shares his name with Ash Ketchum from Pokémon anime. However, he is based on Red, not Ash, so his name actually comes from the optional names from game, not the anime hero's name. A similar situation applies to Shigeru, Satoshi's rival and Haruka from Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪.
    • He also shares his name with the creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri.
  • Unlike in the games (where winning is necessary to proceed), Satoshi suffers a complete loss against Shigeru in their second rematch after having all eight Badges.
  • As opposed to Ash's Pikachu in the anime, Satoshi's Pikachu in this version voluntarily used a Thunderstone on itself in preparation for the battle against the Elite 4.

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