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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 of the 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. During their journey, they also have multiple encounters with Blue, another Trainer from Pallet Town who went on his own journey years earlier.
While traversing through Mt. Moon, Chase has his first encounter a criminal organization called Team Rocket, which uses Pokémon for their own gain and profit. In addition to the organization's leader, Giovanni, Chase also has multiple run-ins with the Team Rocket Admin Archer and the Team Rocket trio of Jessie, James, and Meowth. Occasionally receiving assistance from Trace, Chase thwarts all of Team Rocket's scheme, most notably their takeover of the Silph Co. in Saffron City. Finally, when Chase challenges the Viridian Gym for his final Badge, he finds out that Giovanni is actually the final Gym Leader. After being defeated for one last time, Giovanni gives Chase the Earth Badge and disbands Team Rocket in order to focus on bettering himself as a Trainer.
After going through Victory Road, Chase arrives at the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau, where he confronts and defeats the Elite Four. Upon being defeated, Elite Four Lance reveals that Trace managed to defeat the Elite Four before him and become the Champion first. Chase and Trace battle for one last time, with Chase defeating him and making him the new Champion.
After becoming Champion, Chase travels to the Cerulean Cave to catch the mysterious Pokémon Mewtwo, encounters an equally mysterious girl called Green, learns of Archer's plan to resurrect Team Rocket someday, and challenges the 153 Master Trainers who have appeared around Kanto. Once he has defeated six Master Trainers, Chase challenges another previous Pallet Town Champion, the silent Trainer Red, to a battle at Indigo Plateau.
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 plays 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)
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 小驅 / 小驱 Xiǎo Qū
|| From 驅 / 驱 qū / kēui (to dash)
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 小驅 Síu Kēui