Anthony (EP029)

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Anthony (Japanese: アノキ Anoki) is a character of the day who appeared in The Punchy Pokémon. He operates the Fighting Spirit Gym, an elite facility for Fighting-type Pokémon.

Anthony was training his Hitmonchan to compete in the upcoming P1 Grand Prix. He was so determined to train and win, that he was neglecting his family. His daughter, Rebecca's feelings convinced Ash and Brock to compete in the P1 Grand Prix to defeat him.

Ash entered using his Primeape. Anthony noticed early on that the Pig Monkey Pokémon was very strong. Anthony ended up losing in the semi-finals to Team Rocket and the Hitmonlee they had stolen from Giant, another competitor. Eventually, Ash defeated Hitmonlee in the finals and won the P1 Grand Prix. Afterwards, Anthony offered to train Primeape further, and Ash agreed.


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This is a listing of Anthony's known Pokémon:

On hand

Anthony's Hitmonchan
When Ash and his friends first saw Anthony's Hitmonchan, they thought he was a wild Pokémon, prompting Ash to want to catch him. He taught Pikachu a boxing move called the "Rocket Punch", though it didn't have much of an effect and he lost when Anthony gave Hitmonchan instructions.

In the P1 Grand Prix, Hitmonchan defeated a Machamp before being defeated in the semi-finals by Giant's Hitmonlee under Jessie's ownership when his foot got stuck in glue Meowth put on the stage.

Hitmonchan's known moves are Agility and Comet Punch.

Debut The Punchy Pokémon
Voice actors
English Michael Haigney


Ash's Primeape
Main article: Ash's Primeape

This Primeape belongs to Ash Ketchum. After it won the P1 Grand Prix, Ash left it with Anthony to become a true P1 Champion.

Debut Primeape Goes Bananas
Voice actors
Japanese Hiroshi Ōtake
English Hiroshi Ōtake (EP025)
Michael Haigney (EP029)
Marc Thompson (BW116)

Pokémon competitions

Anthony has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 立木文彦 Fumihiko Tachiki
English Maddie Blaustein[note 1]
Finnish Arto Nieminen
European French Jean-Marc Delhausse
Italian Giovanni Battezzato (Mediaset dub)
Stefano Albertini (TPCi dub)
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
Brazilian Portuguese Emerson Caperbat
European Spanish Miguel Ayones

  1. Credited as "Adam Blaustein"


  • The backstory of him neglecting his family so he could train could be seen as a parallel to Chuck in Generation II. They also are both Fighting-type specialists and have loved ones that want them home.
  • Anthony's Japanese name is a reference to the professional Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki.

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