Bonji

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Bonji

Bonji (Japanese: ボンジイ Bonjī) is a character who appeared in I Choose You!. He is a researcher who spent many years of his life chasing after the Legendary Ho-Oh. He is known to have written a book titled Ho-Oh is My Life.

During the movie, he helped Ash, Verity, and Sorrel on their adventure towards Mount Tensei, where Ho-Oh lives.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 古田新太 Arata Furuta
English Mike Pollock
Finnish Markus Bäckman
Korean 유강진 Yu Gangjin
Polish Przemysław Glapiński
Spanish Latin America Ferso Velázquez
Spain José Ángel Juanes
Thai ภัคภูมิ ลิ้มมานะสถาพร Pakkapoom Limmanasathaporn

Artwork

Bonji M20.png
Artwork from the movie website


In the manga

Bonji in I Choose You!

In the movie adaptations

Bonji appeared in I Choose You!. After Ash, Verity, and Sorrel arrived at the Raizen Mountains, Bonji appeared and told them about the wild Pokémon residing there. He was searching for Ho-Oh for 20 years and saw that Ash had the Rainbow Wing. As such, he went with the group to where Ho-Oh was going to be.

After Marshadow was freed from the evil in the tainted Rainbow Wing and Ash was able to get a new one, Bonji advised Ash to place the Rainbow Wing on the rainbow rock. As a result, a rainbow formed and Ho-Oh appeared. After Ash battled Ho-Oh, Bonji then bade Ash his farewells.

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ボンジイ Bonjī From 爺 (old man)
English, French, Italian
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Bonji Same as Japanese name
German Bonifaz Similar to Japanese name
Korean 덕훈 Deokhun
Chinese (Mandarin) 梵爺 Fànyé From Japanese 梵爺 Bonjī and 爺 (old man)
Chinese (Cantonese) 梵爺 Fàahnyèh From Japanese 梵爺 Bonjī and 爺 yèh (old man)
Thai บอนจี Bonji Same as Japanese name


Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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