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- This article is about the character from Mewtwo Strikes Back. For the character from Those Darn Electabuzz!, see Corey Demario. For the recurring character introduced in An Egg Scramble!, see Khoury.
Corey (Japanese: ソラオ Sorao) is a supporting character who appeared in a number of Pokémon movies. He is one of the Pokémon Trainers who were invited by Mewtwo to New Island.
In the movies
Corey was one of the few Trainers who made it to New Island. He survived the storm and made the journey by flying on the back of his Pidgeot. Along with Neesha, Fergus, Ash, and his friends, Corey witnessed the revelation that Mewtwo was trying to destroy the world.
Early in the night, Corey attempted have his Rhyhorn charge at Mewtwo, but the attack was quickly thwarted. Later, he challenged Mewtwo's cloned Venusaur using his own Venusaur, nicknamed Bruteroot; however, Mewtwo's Venusaur easily defeated Bruteroot with a Vine Whip, sending it flying. Corey's Pokémon tried to defend themselves against the Mewtwo Balls but were soon caught and later cloned.
Corey watched from the sidelines as the original and cloned Pokémon fought endlessly while Mewtwo fought Mew. Ash eventually intervened and was caught in the crossfire, leading Mewtwo to have a revelation and end the challenge. As a result, Mewtwo wiped everyone's memories, including those of Corey, regarding the events on New Island, and then returned them and their Pokémon to Old Shore Wharf. Later, Corey joined Officer Jenny and the other Trainers on the pier to watch the storm miraculously clear up.
Corey is a confident individual, and he proudly boasted about the strengths of his Pokémon when Ash and his friends first arrived at the New Island fortress. He takes charge of a situation and is prepared to fight back. However, Corey can be impulsive, as shown when he had his Rhyhorn charge at Mewtwo, and when he was the first to challenge the Genetic Pokémon's cloned Pokémon.
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This listing is of Corey's known Pokémon in the anime:
| Pidgeot was Corey's means of getting to New Island, as the ferries from Old Shore Wharf was canceled by Mewtwo's storm. Corey was incredibly proud of his Pidgeot's speed and power. Even with its aerial agility, Mewtwo was able to capture and later clone it.
None of Pidgeot's moves are known.
|| Mewtwo Strikes Back
Corey made a cameo appearance in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. He battled Neesha in the final round of a Pokémon League Conference, in the same vein as the two Trainers seen in the opening of the debut episode of the main series. The outcome of the battle was left unknown. The battle was watched on TV by Ash, who thoroughly enjoyed watching the match.
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This listing is of Corey's known Pokémon in I Choose You!.
| Venusaur was used in Corey's battle against Neesha in the final round of a Pokémon League. After Corey recalled his Gengar during the battle against Neesha's Blastoise, he sent out Venusaur. They exchanged attacks, both managing to hold on. The outcome of the battle is unknown.
It is unknown if it is nicknamed Bruteroot in this movie's continuity as well.
Venusaur's known moves are Razor Leaf, Tackle, and Solar Beam.
|| I Choose You!
| Voice actors
|| Justin Anselmi
Corey has at least four other Pokémon, as indicated by the scoreboard.
In the manga
Corey in the Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution manga
In the Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution manga
Corey appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, serving the same role as in the film.
- In the Latin American and European Portuguese dub of the movie, Corey was referred to as Gary Oak. The dialogue was rewritten so the characters knew each other, and he was also portrayed by Gary Oak's voice actor.
- In the English dub of the original movie, he mistakenly refers to his Pidgeot as Pidgeotto. This is also the case in the Latin American dub.
- The method as to how Mewtwo's Venusaur beat Bruteroot was similar to how Duplica's Ditto defeated Ash's Bulbasaur.
- Corey's appearance looks similar to the Cooltrainers in Gold and Silver.
- Though the book adaptation of the original film usually refers to him by his correct name, he is referred to as "Umio" when he orders Bruteroot to attack Mewtwo.
- He is the only character who got to New Island by flying.
|| ソラオ Sorao
|| From sora, sky.
| English, Italian
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 空男 Kōngnán
|| From 空男 Sorao. Means sky lad.
|| 솔라오 Sollao
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name.