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Chase (Japanese: カケル Kakeru) is the male player character in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. His female counterpart is Elaine, and is analogous to Red as he appears in Generation I and their remakes, FireRed and LeafGreen, along with Leaf as she appears in the latter two games.
In the games
Chase is a young boy from Pallet Town. His adventure begins one day when Professor Oak calls him and his friend Trace to his lab for a starter Pokémon. Chase picks a PikachuP or EeveeE , while Trace picks the opposite Pokémon. Oak also gives them each a Pokédex with which to record data on all known Pokémon in the Kanto region to fulfill Oak's dream of creating a full guide on all Pokémon in Kanto.
From here, Chase and Trace journey across Kanto, collecting Pokémon to build up their teams, and defeating each of the Gym Leaders in turn.
In the manga
In the Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Let's Go! Eievui Adventure Start Comic manga
In Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Let's Go! Eievui Adventure Start Comic, Chase is the player avatar of Hajime as he played through Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!.
- The name Chase was previously one of the preset names for Ethan in the English version of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver; in the Japanese version, the name カケル was also one of the preset names for Ethan.
In other languages
|| カケル Kakeru
|| From 駆ける kakeru (to dash)
| English, French, German
|| From chase
|| 태주 Taeju
|| From 주 (走) ju (run) and 피카츄 Pikachu
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 小驅 / 小驱 Xiǎo Qū
|| From 驅 / 驱 qū / kēui (to dash)
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 小驅 Síu Kēui