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バトラー Butler
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Ace Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Member of Team Magma (formerly)
Rank Scientist (formerly)
Anime debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
English voice actor Wayne Grayson
Japanese voice actor Kōichi Yamadera
Kenji Nojima (young)

Butler (Japanese: バトラー Butler) is the main antagonist of Jirachi: Wish Maker. He is a magician and a former Team Magma scientist.


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Butler was fired from working with Team Magma because an experiment to create a Groudon from a fossilized remnant of it had failed. Fueled by bitterness, hatred and an extreme thirst for revenge, Butler began to assemble a plan for alternative ways of creating a Groudon from scratch. He realized that he needed a stronger energy source for the regeneration process. The power that he sought was only available once in a millennium. Butler and his girlfriend, Diane, found the crystallized "cocoon" of Jirachi in Forina.

Butler and Diane as children.

When Ash, Brock, May, and Max found Butler at the Millennium Festival, Butler presented Jirachi to Max because Max was supposedly the friend that Jirachi needed to find so it can awaken when the Millennium Comet comes.

When Jirachi had finally awakened from its thousand-year sleep, Butler set up his machine and gave it a test-run a night later. Diane informed Ash and the gang what Butler was up to and decided to take Jirachi back home. Butler had his Mightyena place a tracking device on Diane's van.

When Jirachi was sent home and was about to go back to sleep for another thousand years, Butler showed up out of nowhere and snatched Jirachi. Butler then used Jirachi's power in the hopes to create a Groudon from scratch. However, he wound up with a manifestation of pure evil that resembled Groudon.

When the false Groudon started sucking up every Pokémon in sight, and then Diane, May, and Brock, Butler begged Ash and Max to forgive him and help him to set his machine in reverse to get rid of the big, red abomination. The plan was a success and the false Groudon was destroyed and everyone was released. After Jirachi finally went back to sleep, Butler and Diane decided to stay and protect the Pokémon of Forina.

Butler later appeared in a flashback in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys. He and Diane also made a cameo appearance during the ending credits of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, where they were living as farmers in Forina when Kidd Summers visited it. He later briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.


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This listing is of Butler's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand

Butler's Kirlia
Kirlia was used during Butler's magic show. He also used it to put the caged Absol asleep.

Kirlia's only known move is Hypnosis.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
Butler's Mightyena
Mightyena was used during Butler's magic show. He also used it to place a tracking device on Diane's car.

None of Mightyena's moves are known.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
Butler's Dusclops
Dusclops was used during Butler's magic show. He also used it to send Team Rocket blasting off and later to force Jirachi to open its Eye of Truth.

Dusclops's known moves are Hyper Beam, Will-O-Wisp, Night Shade, and Psychic.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
Butler's Salamence
Salamence is Butler's main battling Pokémon. He used it to battle against Ash and his friends at Forina. He also uses it for aerial transport.

Salamence later appeared in a flashback in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

Salamence's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker


Butler's Groudon
Main article: Groudon (M06)

Butler created this Groudon-looking creature by using the power of Jirachi. It instantly started absorbing energy from the ground and capturing other Pokémon inside of its body with its tentacles. It was eventually destroyed by Jirachi's Doom Desire.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker


Butler's Jirachi
Main article: Jirachi (M06)

Jirachi was awakened from a mysterious rock for seven days when the Millennium Comet could be seen in the sky. Butler was attempting to use it to create a Groudon, but Diane took it away along with Ash and his friends, attempting to take it back to its home at Forina. From there, Butler captured Jirachi and used its powers to create a fake Groudon. When the creature went on a rampage, Jirachi was used to destroy the monster.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
Voice actors
Japanese Tomiko Suzuki
English Kerry Williams

Status unknown

Butler's Butterfree
Butler used these Butterfree as a child in his tricks he did for Diane.

None of Butterfree's moves are known.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
Butler's Swablu
Butler used these Swablu during his magic show.

None of Swablu's moves are known.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara


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Ken Sugimori's design of Butler in the anime

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山寺宏一 Kōichi Yamadera
野島健児 Kenji Nojima (young)
English Wayne Grayson
Czech Petr Burian
German Manou Lubowski
Italian Patrizio Cigliano
Korean 송준석 Song Junseok*
김승준 Kim Seungjun*
Brazilian Portuguese Felipe Grinnan
Turkish Ahmet Tekeş

In the games

Butler makes a cameo appearance in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum on Route 229 as an Ace Trainer using a level 55 Salamence and Dusclops. However, this Easter egg was not recognized by the translation team, who named him Felix instead. His girlfriend Diane (named Dana by the translation team) is next to him, and the two can be engaged in a Double Battle or battled alone. Dana uses Butler's other two Pokémon, Mightyena and Kirlia.


This listing is of Butler's Pokémon in the games:


  • Before battle
"Welcome to my Pokémon show!"
"Welcome to my new Pokémon show!"
  • Being defeated
"Did you enjoy the show? Super fabulous, wasn't it?"
  • After being defeated
"I'll be happy to battle you again! Let's battle again sometime, yeah?"

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Butler appears in the manga adaptation of the movie.

In the TCG

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

Butler'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 #
Butler's Kirlia Psychic       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   009/019
      ADV-P Promotional cards   039/ADV-P
Butler's Dusclops Psychic       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   010/019
Butler's Salamence Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   011/019
Butler's Mightyena Darkness       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   012/019
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Butler's Magic Trick T [Su]       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   018/019


Language Name Origin
Japanese バトラー Butler Possibly from W. E. Butler
English, Italian Butler Same as his Japanese name
Korean 버틀러 Butler Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 巴特勒 Bātèlè Transliteration of his Japanese name
Thai บาโตร่า Butler Transliteration of his Japanese name

Boss: Maxie
Administrators: CourtneyTabithaBlaise*
Lower Members: Team Magma GruntsBrodie*
Former Members: Butler*Zinnia
Locations: Team Magma Hideout

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked Marauder
Lawrence IIILeviMarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)Lugia (M21)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundee
FlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLemon KidsLilyLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMayor Oliver's secretaryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen Rin
RavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiZabu

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