Brock (anime)

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タケシ Takeshi
Brock SM.png
Brock in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
and Pokémon Journeys: The Series.
Age 15[1] (as of debut)
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pewter City
Region Kanto
Relatives Flint (father), Lola (mother),
Forrest (brother),
eight other siblings
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Showdown in Pewter City
English voice actor Eric Stuart (EP005-AG145)
Bill Rogers (AG146-present, MoMP)
Japanese voice actor Yūji Ueda
Member of Indigo League (former)
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Pewter Gym
Badge Boulder Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Trainer class Gym Leader (former)
Pokémon Breeder (former)
Pokémon Doctor
Generation I
Counterpart(s) Brock
Games Puzzle League

Brock (Japanese: タケシ Takeshi) is an aspiring Pokémon Doctor from Pewter City and a former traveling partner of Ash. He used to be the Gym Leader of the Pewter Gym, handing out the Boulder Badge to Trainers who defeated him.

Brock journeyed with Ash through the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions in his pursuit of improving his skills as a Pokémon Breeder. Eventually, he decided to return home and study to become a Pokémon Doctor. In Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master, Brock would reunite and resume traveling with Ash until he decided to head back home.

In the anime



A young Brock

Not much is known about Brock's early childhood other than that he grew up at Pewter City in the Kanto region. In Having a Wailord of a Time, he revealed that his first Pokémon was an Onix he received as a tenth-birthday gift from his father Flint.

When he was younger, he participated in Little League Baseball, as mentioned in The Little Big Horn.

Prior to joining Ash at the end of Showdown in Pewter City, Flint left the family home to pursue his own ventures. As a result, Brock assumed the responsibility of running the Pewter Gym while also taking care of his nine younger siblings on his own.

Original Series

In Showdown in Pewter City, after Brock awarded Ash the Boulder Badge, Flint came forward and confessed who he was. Flint took on the responsibilities of the Pewter Gym and his family, leaving Brock free to journey with Ash and Misty.

Brock only became the Gym Leader because he felt it was his responsibility, and he admitted to Ash that he would rather care for Pokémon than battle them. It was his dream to become a great Pokémon Breeder, and when Flint took back control of the Gym, Brock was allowed to start following this dream.

Brock was also able to meet and make advances towards the many beautiful women he met. At first, he was more casual about approaching women, such as Officer Jenny in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, and more modest as well, such as when he met Melanie in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. However, he became more open and passionate towards almost all single young women as time progressed.

Brock leaving the group to stay with Professor Ivy

Brock took care of a Vulpix that belonged to a Breeder named Suzie.

Brock briefly left the show during the Orange Islands saga to work for Professor Ivy on Valencia Island and so is only seen in a couple of cameos in the second movie. While there, something happened that will probably remain secret as Brock will only huddle and say "that name" whenever he is asked about it. In the English dub of Destiny Deoxys, he mentioned his work for her. After this incident, Brock returned to Kanto where he was found by Delia Ketchum, who helped him to regain his strength. Brock then became a rival to Mimey until he rejoined Ash and Misty as the three traveled to Johto.

In Beauty and the Breeder, Brock returned Vulpix to Suzie. Together, they entered Vulpix into the Pokémon Beauty Contest in Bonitaville.

At the end of Ash and his friends' journey in Johto, the three went their separate ways, with Brock's help requested at home by his father.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Brock's family

Upon his return home, Brock was dismayed to find that his mother had returned and commandeered the Gym, turning the Rock-type haven into a brightly decorated Water-type den. Brock battled her for the honor of Rock types and won, promising his brother Forrest that he would become Gym Leader someday. After getting some new clothes from his mother, Brock set off on a new journey as he goes to Hoenn region in the hopes of finding Ash there.

Brock after catching a Pokémon

In You Never Can Taillow, Brock arrived in Petalburg Woods as he was about to eat some lunch until he saw a Thunderbolt attack and hoped it was Ash's Pikachu as he rushed over to see. Brock ended up being right as he sees Ash and his new friends May and Max in trouble with a group of Taillow. After rescuing them, Brock formally meets May and Max then informs his intentions to travel with Ash again, which he happily accepts. After that, Brock traveled through Hoenn and Kanto Battle Frontier with his friends until he decided to return home.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

In Two Degrees of Separation!, Brock arrived in Sinnoh through Claudina as he meet up with Ash. Although he intended to travel with Claudina, Brock changed his mind when he found out that she has a boyfriend and decided to join Ash in his Sinnoh journey. After finding out that another one of Team Rocket's attempt to catch Pikachu got him separate from Ash, Brock joined him in finding the Mouse Pokémon. In the next episode, Brock meets Dawn, who was the one who found and saved Pikachu, as she joins him and Ash on their journey.

Near the end of the Sinnoh his journey, Brock began to wonder if he was pursuing the same goal that he had been since he set off on his journey. However, after saving a group of Pokémon in The Brockster Is In!, Brock decided to use all the experiences he gained while traveling with Ash to become a Pokémon Doctor. Unfortunately, Brock realized that he won't be able to follow Ash to Unova to advise him, as he decided to remain in Kanto to study. After parting ways with Dawn and returning to Kanto, Brock parted ways from Ash once again and return home.

Brock made an appearance in DPS02, where it was revealed that, while waiting to attend a Pokémon medical school, he had been studying hard at home as well as helping out at the Pewter City Pokémon Center. In the episode, he played a major role in helping Forrest to officially become the Pewter City Gym Leader when it is revealed that his father never informed the Pokémon League of the title change.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Brock meeting Cilan

Brock reappeared in a fantasy in Expedition to Onix Island!, when Dawn learned that Cilan cooks for himself, Ash, and Iris. She said this was similar to the way Brock used to for her and Ash before he decided to become a Pokémon Doctor. He also appeared in flashbacks in The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!. In addition, he appeared in a fantasy in The Dream Continues!.

Brock appeared in person in BWS01, where it was revealed that he had attended the Pokémon medical school and had been sent to Johto to apprentice under a Pokémon Doctor as part of his training. While passing through the town he bumped into Pokémon Connoisseur Cilan briefly, then encountered him again when Cilan took his Pansage to be treated at the town's Pokémon Center after it was injured by a Gyarados. While waiting for it to recover, the two encountered the beginning Trainer Ayumi who was having trouble teaching her Pikachu to use Thunderbolt; Brock was very impressed with Cilan's talents as Cilan helped Pikachu master the move. Later, when the Gyarados that Cilan encountered earlier started to rampage due to being injured by the poacher Amer, Brock spotted that it was injured, so after Pansage's Grass Whistle put it to sleep, Brock was able to quickly treat it. Afterwards, the two said goodbye to each other and continued their separate travels, having never learned their names or that Ash was a mutual friend of theirs.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Brock checking on Snowy

Brock reappeared in several Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon episodes, first reappearing with Alola, Kanto!. Brock reunited with Ash when he and his classmates arrived at the Kanto airport, where he also used his expertise as a Pokémon Doctor to diagnose Lillie's Snowy's airsickness as harmless. Brock and Misty then compared Kantonian and Alolan Pokémon with the class at Professor Oak's Laboratory. Later, Brock and the rest of the group worked together to defeat Team Rocket, who Brock was angry to find were still up to their old tactics of stealing Pokémon. Afterwards, the group had a party and learned from Professor Kukui that the class had plans to head to Cerulean City for a Gym battle.

Brock and his Key Stone

In When Regions Collide!, the group arrived at Cerulean City, where Brock and Misty assisted Professor Kukui's lecture on the mechanics of Gym battles and the Pokémon League. Brock defeated Lillie and Sophocles in a Multi Battle, then used his Mega Steelix to defeat Kiawe and his Turtonator. He and Misty then bade Ash and his classmates farewell and accepted Ash's offer to visit Alola sometime in the future.

In Alola, Alola!, Brock accompanied Misty to Alola and met up with Ash and his classmates. Stopping by the Pokémon Center, he flirted with Nurse Joy, only to be stopped by Misty. He remained behind to assist Nurse Joy as she treated a Yungoos.

Brock and Kiawe

In Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, Brock and Misty accompanied Ash and his classmates to Akala Island. They visited Paniola Ranch‎‎, where a Kangaskhan was threatening the Pokémon after its baby was injured. Using a Comfey that Nurse Joy had given him, Brock was able to treat the baby Kangaskhan's injury. Later, upon meeting Kahuna Olivia, Brock immediately fell in love with her and they agreed to a battle. Brock used Sudowoodo against her Lycanroc, but the battle was interrupted when Team Rocket attempted to steal the Pokémon. Brock teamed up with Olivia to turn Lycanroc's Continental Crush into the shape of a heart, which defeated Team Rocket. At the end of the episode, Brock returned to Kanto alongside Misty.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Brock's silhouette appeared in Destination: Coronation! alongside the other Kanto Gym Leaders as the narrator explained how the Gym Leader system works in the Pokémon world.

Brock was briefly referenced by Dawn in Nightfall? Nightmares!, when she talked about her journeys to Chloe. He reappeared in a brief flashback in the following episode, when Dawn explained to Chloe how she got experience from him with treating injured Pokémon. Ash also called him out by name when he and Dawn were asked about how they know each other.

Brock reappeared in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 2), where it was revealed he was working in the Oreburgh City Pokémon Center at the time, with Croagunk and Blissey as his assistants. He later joined Ash, Dawn, and Goh in helping to stop Team Galactic's plan to open a hole in space-time to retrieve Cyrus.

In Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, Brock was seen listening to Team Rocket's radio show while camping out in a forest. During the broadcast of the show, a letter he sent was read by Jessie. Due to Jessie using a nickname, Brock didn't recognize her, instead feeling happy that the host whose voice he had fallen in love with was reading his mail.

He reappeared in a flashback in Friends, Rivals, Lend Me Your Spirit!.

In Partners in Time!, Brock appeared alongside Cilan and Alexa watching Ash's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon.

In Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!, it was revealed that Brock had traveled to Galar where he started working in a diner. After reuniting with Ash, Misty, and Cilan, Brock was controlled by a wild Hatterene that absorbed the negative feelings he was experiencing after a heartbreak. With the help of his friends, Brock managed to free himself, and right after saying goodbye to Cilan, decided to once again accompany Ash and Misty on their journey.

In Ride, Lapras, Ride!, Brock helped Ash and Misty with the final part of rescuing a trapped Wailord. With everyone working together, they managed to free the Float Whale Pokémon.

In Getting to the Heart of it All!, Brock helped Ash discover what Banette was looking for by describing the image it gave. Brock also helped Ash search for Banette’s owner, knowing that it was Nurse Joy's Pokémon.

In Rocket Revengers!, Brock, Ludicolo, and Croagunk provided assistance to Ash and Misty by diverting the attention of Team Rocket's Pokémon to enable them to help Mime Jr. in accomplishing their objective.

In The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!, Brock separated from Ash and Misty to return to Pewter City.

Other appearances

Brock made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of I Choose You!.

Brock reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, where he had largely the same role as in Mewtwo Strikes Back.


Brock preparing Pokémon food

Prior to joining Ash on his journey, Brock had become increasingly frustrated and harsh towards challengers as a result of his responsibilities as both the Pewter City Gym Leader and the main caretaker for his nine younger siblings. Even while traveling, he would think of his family, returning home on several occasions like in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!.

Brock is noticeably mature, wise, and levelheaded, often acting as an older brother and caretaker to the other characters and a voice of reason in disputes. He will usually place others before himself and will support his friends even against his better judgment or at his own expense. Brock always carries books and maps with him, and thus is usually the character who knows where the group is headed and what they can do when they get there. However, in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, this role was mostly taken over by Max, who owned a PokéNav.

Brock being pulled by the ear by Max

He is renowned for his domestic abilities like sewing, vacuuming, and, most notably, cooking, which Ash and the others always enjoy without fail. The capacity of Brock's Bag is endless, as seen in The School of Hard Knocks, where it is capable of containing full tea-sets, tables, and cooking utensils. He also carries a lot of other supplies, such as Potions and Pokémon food, though he has to make pit stops in towns so he could restock the group's supplies.

Despite this, all of his maturity and rationality leaves him completely at the sight of a beautiful woman, and he is extremely passionate over the prospect of finding the girl of his dreams, though he is usually never successful in wooing a woman. Despite this, a few women have been known to show interest in him, such as Wilhomena, Temacu, Natalie, Lucy, Holly, Autumn, Narissa, Lizabeth, and Olivia. Despite his failures, Brock remains determined to find a girl to start a relationship with, and has indicated several times he would stop traveling with Ash and stay with the girl if this happened. This behavior tends to wear on the nerves of other characters, and Misty and Max have both commonly dragged Brock away from women by his ear. In addition, some of Brock's own Pokémon, most notably Croagunk, have attacked him for getting too flirtatious with women.

Brock flirting with Nurse Joy

He also carries a small blue journal containing information on every girl he meets, referring to it in The Rise of Darkrai as his "Little Blue Book of Babes". It most recently appeared in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! and featured Kahuna Olivia. His love of the Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy family lines, in particular, can be overbearing and embarrassing for his friends. Brock can also tell whether they are real or impostors, as well as make out subtle physical differences between them. This "ability" has been used multiple times in the series.

Brock holding a Boulder Badge

Brock was not shown to battle often in spite of his experience as a former Gym Leader, though he happily accepts challenges from girls like Miki, Molly Hale, and Olivia. Instead, he tended to advise Ash on battle strategies and keenly watched matches from the sidelines, seeing the knowledge as valuable to understanding a Pokémon in its entirety.

His goals have played a passive role in his development, and Brock's overall role has generally been one as support for other main characters, usually contributing more in terms of wisdom and comedic antics than the action of the series. Unlike other characters, who aspire to achieve and excel in competitive fields like Pokémon training and Pokémon Contests, his initial aim to become a great Pokémon Breeder was a quiet one and thus did not get showcased frequently. Brock's experience with Vulpix taught him a lot about conditioning and nutrition, while further knowledge came from raising Happiny and Bonsly. He questioned whether he was actually pursuing his dreams like his friends near the end of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, and ultimately decided to become a Pokémon Doctor instead.


Brock and some of his Pokémon in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

As Gym tradition dictated, Brock's first Pokémon, Onix and Geodude, were Rock types. However, once he was able to leave the Pewter Gym and go on a journey, he has dedicated himself to learn about how to care for a variety of Pokémon. As he has stated in Battling A Cute Drama!, his philosophy is that the important thing about being a Pokémon Trainer is the bond between Trainer and Pokémon.

His Pokémon thus tend to be an eclectic mix of types and dispositions. However, all of his Pokémon tend to have strong bonds with Brock and have been shown to be very capable battlers, despite the fact that Brock does not go out of his way to train his Pokémon. Brock grooms not only his Pokémon but also those of his friends with whom he travels.

This is a listing of Brock's Pokémon in the anime.

On hand

At Pewter Gym / Home


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Caught for someone else

Ash's Tauros
Main article: Ash's Tauros

Brock caught a Tauros in the Safari Zone. However, as this was one of Ash's Safari Balls, the Tauros in question is actually one of Ash's Tauros.

Debut EP035


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Hagatha and Nagatha's Hoothoot
Brock, Ash, and Misty borrowed Hoothoot from Hagatha in order to navigate the haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, Nagatha after they were able to get to the exit.

Hoothoot's known moves are Foresight and Peck.

Debut Illusion Confusion
Ash's Totodile
Main article: Ash's Totodile

When Ash and Misty started arguing whose Lure Ball had caught a wild Totodile, Brock took the Big Jaw Pokémon under his custody and declared a match to determine who would get to keep him. After Ash had won the battle, Brock gave the Totodile to him.

Debut The Totodile Duel
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Kayzie Rogers
Brock's Ninetales
Brock commanded a Ninetales during a battle with Team Rocket.

Ninetales's known moves are Psychic* and Flamethrower.

Debut Just Waiting on a Friend
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rachael Lillis
Brock's Shiftry
In order to help Nurse Joy cure a Nuzleaf who is very sick, Brock temporarily rode on Shiftry to retrieve some medicine at the Pokémon Center.

Shiftry's known moves are Stun Spore*, Bullet Seed, and Whirlwind.

Debut Jump for Joy!
Ash's Staravia
Main article: Ash's Staravia

When the group got separated by a Rollout attack coming from Graveler and Golem, Staravia ended up staying with Brock. Similar to its role with Ash, Staravia also served as a lookout Pokémon when Brock was searching for Ash and Dawn.

Debut Two Degrees of Separation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Sarah Natochenny
Ash's Torterra

Ash's Torterra
Main article: Ash's Torterra

In A Maze-ing Race!, Turtwig stayed with Brock when his Trainer got separated in the maze by a group of Graveler and Golem. Later, when everyone was found on two sides of the maze, Brock commanded Turtwig to use Razor Leaf to break down one side of the wall.

In Ride, Lapras, Ride!, Ash lent Torterra to Brock so he could help rescue a Wailord that had become trapped in a mountain.

Debut Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Billy Beach
Ash's Aipom
Main article: Ash's Aipom

Aipom went with Brock after getting separated from her Trainer in the maze by a group of Graveler and Golem. Later, when everyone was found on two sides of the maze, Brock commanded Aipom to use Swift to break down one side of the wall.

Debut Slaking Kong!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Miyako Itō
Brock's Magnemite
Brock trained a Magnemite during the first day of the summer school academy.

Magnemite's only known move is Thunder.

Debut Camping It Up!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers
Brock's temporary Onix
Onix was used in the first leg of the triathlon.

None of Onix's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
Brock's Feraligatr
Brock used a Feraligatr in the second leg of the triathlon.

None of Feraligatr's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!

Ride Pokémon

Kiawe's Charizard
Main article: Kiawe's Charizard

Brock rode on Charizard in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! to travel to Akala Island.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka

Pokémon competitions

The prize for winning the Dress-Up Contest

Brock has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese うえだゆうじ Yūji Ueda
English Eric Stuart (EP005-AG145, M01-M08, Mewtwo Returns, Pokémon Chronicles)
Bill Rogers (AG146-present, M09-M13, M22, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Arabic رأفت بازو Rafat Bazoo (EP005-EP083)
نبيل عساف Nabil Assaf (EP115-EP209, EP263-AG092)
Unknown voice actor (M04-M07)
هشام أبو سليمان Hicham Abou Sleiman (M22)
جيل يوسف Gilles Youssef (The Arceus Chronicles)
Bulgarian Александър Воронов Alexander Voronov
Mandarin Chinese 符爽 Fú Shuǎng
梁興昌 Liáng Xìngchāng
于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng
Croatian Igor Mešin
Czech Martin Písařík (EP005-EP209, M01-M03)
Jan Maxián (DP002-DP135, DP147-present, M11)
Michal Holán (DP136-DP146)
Jiří Balcárek (M04)
Danish Peter Holst-Beck
Dutch Fred Meijer
Unknown voice actor (M04-M07)
Filipino Julius Figueroa
Finnish Juha Paananen (EP005-AG026, M01-M04, M22, PK01-PK07, Mewtwo Returns)
Jari Salo (AG041-present, M10-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Christian Lönegren (M05-M07)
French Canada Martin Watier
Europe Antoni Lo Presti (EP005-EP157, AG146-present)
Laurent Chauvet (EP158-AG145)
German Marc Stachel
Greek Χάρης Γρηγορόπουλος Haris Grigoropoulos
Hebrew גיא רושיניאק Guy Roshiniak
Hindi उपलक्ष कोछर Uplaksh Kochhar (Hungama dub)
Hungarian Sótonyi Gábor
Levente Molnar (M04)
Zámbori Soma (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
Icelandic Friðrik Friðriksson (M03)
Björgvin Franz Gíslason (M05)
Indonesian Diky Rahman (Kanto saga)
Dendri Patma (Johto saga-Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, M02-M07)
Kamal Nasuti (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, M08-M13)
Tri Budi Prakoso (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, RTV dub)
Hardianto (M22)
Ibnu Mahdiansyah (Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles)
Italian Nicola Bartolini Carrassi (EP005-EP105, M01, M04-M05)
Luca Bottale (EP115-present, M03, M06-M13, M22, TPCi redub of EP005-EP157)
Korean 구자형 Gu Ja-Hyeong (Original series, original movies)
변영희 Byeon Yeong-Hui (Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
김영선 Kim Yeongseon (Pokémon the Series: Black & White, redubbed movies)
Norwegian Eirik Espolin Johnson (EP005-EP083, M01, M03-M04)
Erik Skøld (EP263-present, M02, M05-M13)
Polish Marek Włodarczyk (EP005-AG040, DP053-present, M01, M03, M11-M13, Mewtwo Returns)
Waldemar Barwiński (DP002-DP052)
Portuguese Brazil Alfredo Rollo (EP005-BW116, JN139-JN147, M01-M13, M06-M07 second dub, Pikachu shorts, Mewtwo Returns, Pokémon Chronicles, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles)
Sérgio Cantú (SM042-SM103, M22)
Lucas Marcondes (M06-M07 third dub)
Unknown voice actor (JN106)
Portugal Peter Michael (EP005-EP083, M01-M02)
Rui Quintas (EP115-AG192, Pokémon Live!, Pokémon Chronicles)
Vítor Emanuel (M03-M04)
Tiago Castro (M07)
Luís Barros (DP002-DP052)
Pedro Almendra (DP053-DP191, M10-M13 and M22, SM042-present)
Russian Дмитрий Завацкий Dmitry Zavatskiy (EP005-EP083)
Игорь Письменный Igor Pismenny (M01, M03)
Петр Иващенко Petr Ivaschenko (AG004-AG192)
Александр Дасевич Alexander Dasevich (M08-M09)
Антон Батырев Anton Batyrev (DP002-DP052)
Александр Гаврилин Alexander Gavrilin (DP053-DP104; M11)
Александр Коврижных Alexandr Kovrizhnykh (DP105-DP191; M10, M12-M13)
Евгений Вальц Evgeny Valtz (BW116)
Илья Хвостиков (SM042-SM043, SM102-SM103; M22)
Глеб Глушенков Gleb Glushenkov (JNS02-JNS04)
Spanish Latin America Gabriel Gama (EP005-DP009, DP011-DP020, DP158-present)
José Antonio Macías (one scene of EP164)
Alan Prieto (DP010, DP021-DP157)
Arturo Mercado Jr. (M04-M05)
Spain Javier Balas
Sergio Sánchez Sánchez (M03 and Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Mattias Knave
Tamil Sathya (Hungama dub)
Thai นิรันดร์ บุญยรัตพันธุ์ (น้าต๋อย) Nirun Boonyarattaphan (Na Toy) (EP005-DP053)
อภินันท์ ธีระนันทกุล Apinan Teeranantagun (DP054-present)
Turkish Tugay Erverdi
Arda Aydın (M03)
Onur Kırış (M05)
Vietnamese Nguyễn Hoài Bảo (EP005-present, M22)
Hồ Tiến Đạt (BW116-SM044)
Lê Nguyễn Tuấn Anh (M10-M13)


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In the games

Brock in Pokémon Puzzle League

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Puzzle League

In Pokémon Puzzle League, Brock is one of the opponents in the 1P Stadium mode, and one of the characters available in the 2P Stadium mode.


In the manga

Brock in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

Brock appears as a main character of Ash & Pikachu, similarly to his role in the anime.

He temporarily left the group in Let's Save Pikachu!!, but rejoined Ash in The Keeper Of The Tree, Treecko!!.


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The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Brock in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Brock is a frequently recurring character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. Like the anime, he is a traveling companion of Ash and Misty.

Brock first appears in Play Misty For Me, where Ash challenges him for the Boulder Badge. After defeating Brock and earning the Badge, Ash leaves Pewter City and continues his journey alone.

Brock reappears in Haunting My Dreams, meeting Ash by coincidence in Saffron City. He becomes a steady traveling companion of Ash in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race, though he separates from Ash in Days of Gloom and Glory while he prepares for the Indigo Plateau Conference.

Like the anime, Brock is the Leader of the Pewter Gym, but he takes a break from his duties as Gym Leader to travel. Unlike the anime, however, he does not hand control of the Gym to his father or his siblings. Instead, he closes the Gym completely while he travels. Brock has a weakness for pretty girls such as the Sensational Sisters, and he is the only character that can tell the many Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys apart.


Brock's Onix
Main article: Brock's Onix

Brock used Onix during his challenge as a Gym Leader against Ash; however, Onix was defeated. Later, it fought against the Black Fog along with Brock's Geodude but was defeated by the move Dream Eater.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Geodude (×2)
Geodude (×2)
Main article: Brock's Geodude

Brock used these Geodude during his challenge as a Gym Leader against Ash. Later, they fought against the Black Fog along with Onix but they were defeated by its Dream Eater.

Debut Play Misty For Me
Brock's Graveler
Graveler was used to try to impress Professor Oak but was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut Clefairy in Space
Brock's Golem
Golem was used to try to impress Professor Oak but was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.

None of Golem's moves are known.

Debut Clefairy in Space
Brock's Vileplume
Brock used this Vileplume as a bouquet to try to impress Misty's sisters.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut The Human Race and the Pokémon Race

Magical Pokémon Journey

Ash and Brock in Magical Pokémon Journey

Brock, along with Ash and Misty, made cameo appearances in bonus chapters. In those, Brock and company have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the anime) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).

Movie adaptations

Brock with his friends

As Brock appeared in every movie prior to Pokémon the Series: Black & White, he has appeared in every manga adaptation of it. He has the same team in the manga as he would in the actual movies.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the anime version of Brock or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Brock's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Brock's Zubat Grass Gym Heroes Rare 24/132 Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Vulpix Fire Gym Heroes Common 73/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
      Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Zubat Grass Gym Heroes Common 74/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Brock's Vulpix Fire Gym Challenge Uncommon 37/132 Leaders' Stadium Uncommon  
Brock's Crobat Grass       Theater Limited VS Pack   002/018
Brock's Mudkip Water       ADV-P Promotional cards   038/ADV-P
Brock's Forretress Metal       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   011/020
Brock's Marshtomp Fighting       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   008/019
Croagunk Pokémon M Psychic       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   013/022


Some old memories of Brock with his traveling companions
  • Most official sources do not give Brock a last name. However, several sources suggest that in the anime, his last name is Harrison. In the July 2006 issue of K-Zone Magazine, Eric Stuart was interviewed, and he said Brock's last name is Harrison.[7]
    • In Love, Totodile Style, Brock confirmed that he does indeed have a last name, although did not give it.
  • Brock captured a new Pokémon sooner after his debut than any other main character, even Ash, by capturing Zubat in Clefairy and the Moon Stone, exactly one episode after his debut.
  • Brock has been shown to be able to identify when women are actually cross-dressing men in disguise by having a peculiar lack of attraction to them. He's also able to do the opposite. A significant exception to this is Ash, who in the guise of "Ashley" was able to fool Brock.
  • Brock has owned four Pokémon whose evolutions debuted in a different generation than that Pokémon (Onix, Golbat, Bonsly, and Happiny). All of them have since evolved.
    • In addition to this, Happiny is his only Pokémon with three evolutionary stages that were all introduced in different generations.
  • Pokémon the Series: XY is the only series with Ash as a main character where Brock does not appear and is never mentioned.
  • Brock is the first of Ash's friends to have obtained a new Pokémon within the main series after retiring from the main cast.
  • Brock is the only one of Ash's male friends to have more than one main outfit.
  • Brock ranked first place in a 20th anniversary poll leading up to I Choose You! concerning former cast members viewers want to see return.[8]
  • In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 2), Brock is seen driving a mini-plane of sorts, an indication that at some point after his adventures with Ash, he may have acquired a driver's license.
  • Brock is tied with Goh for having met the most mutual friends of Ash, at 12.
  • Among the anime characters, Brock has the most known family members, with a total of 11.

Hidaka interview about Brock's short absence from the anime

There had been some debate between members of the fanbase in regards to why Brock was removed from the main cast during the Orange Islands arc, why Tracey Sketchit was created, and why Brock returned later. In an interview with former Pokémon anime director and storyboard artist Masamitsu Hidaka, he stated his own reason why Brock was removed from the cast and why he eventually returned. He revealed that the true reason they replaced Brock is because, once they realized Pokémon was going global, there was a chance that Americans, if not anyone else outside of Japan, would view Brock as a racist stereotype because of his eyes (even though there wasn't an actual complaint yet). So they created a "tall, Anglo-Saxon looking person to be on the safe side". They later replaced Tracey with Brock again once they realized that no one really cared as to what Brock looks like, and actually enjoyed his character. However, this was only stated by Hidaka and not by any other staff member.


Language Name Origin
Japanese タケシ Takeshi From take, bamboo. Possibly from 岳 take ("mountain peak").
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch
Hindi, Italian, Malay, Norwegian
Polish, Spanish, Swedish
Tamil, Telugu, Turkish
Brock Rhymes with and contains the word rock
French Pierre Literally means "stone"
German Rocko From rock
Korean Ung '웅' means 'man-like', brave. A common word used for boy's names in Korea
Chinese (Mandarin) 小剛 / 小刚 Xiǎo Gāng May be named after 首藤志, Takeshi Shudō. Also, 剛 can mean "hard", "firm" or "strong".
Chinese (Cantonese) 小剛 Síu Gōng Same as Mandarin name
Bulgarian Брок Brok Transcription of English name
Indonesian Brock (Kanto saga)
Takeshi (Johto saga-present)
Same as English name
Same as Japanese name
Hebrew ברוק Brock Same as English name
Thai ทาเคชิ Takeshi Same as Japanese name
Russian Брок Brok Transcription of English name


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