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:
|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.
|The Punchy Pokémon
|Primeape Goes Bananas
|Hiroshi Ōtake (EP025)
Michael Haigney (EP029)
Marc Thompson (BW116)
Anthony has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:
- 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.
|This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.