Master fisherman

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Master fisherman

The master fisherman (Japanese: 釣り名人 fishing expert) is a minor recurring character who appeared in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.


He debuted in Big Sky, Small Fry!. He was first seen sleeping whilst Team Rocket were fishing for the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill, having previously told them about it. He woke up after Bewear came and took them away.

When Lana and Ash came fishing, he informed them that they needed his permission to fish. He agreed to let them fish if they managed to find a Feebas, which Lana, to his astonishment, reeled in almost immediately. He then told the duo that they'd need a boat to fish, and said that they could borrow his boat if they gave him the Feebas, which they agreed to. He also stayed on the site to observe Lana's progress.

In Battle Royal 151!, he was seen after Ash and his classmates entered the battlefield on Manalo Stadium before the Manalo Conference began. He later took part in the conference, but he failed to pass the Battle Royal preliminary round.


The master fisherman likes to recount tales of how he has tried to reel in the Totem of Brooklet Hill, although his stories seem highly exaggerated, as he tends to add decades into the time he has spent doing so. He also wears fake scars on his arms to show off as "proof" of his battles with the Totem.



Master fisherman's Feebas
Feebas was a Pokémon that Lana reeled in at Brooklet Hill. She gave it to the master fisherman in order to use his boat.

It was used off-screen in Battle Royal 151! during the Manalo Conference, where it ended up losing.

None of Feebas's moves are known.

Debut Big Sky, Small Fry!


Pokémon League

The master fisherman has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 羽佐間道夫 Michio Hazama
English Scottie Ray
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Polish Marek Robaczewski
Brazilian Portuguese Ricardo Juarez
European Spanish Rafael Azcárraga


In other languages

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Mesterfiskeren
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Meestervisser
Finland Flag.png Finnish Mestarikalastaja
France Flag.png French Maître Pêcheur
Germany Flag.png German Meisterangler
Italy Flag.png Italian Maestro pescatore
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Mesterfiskeren
Poland Flag.png Polish Mistrz Wędkarstwa*
Mistrz Wędkowania*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mestre pescador
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Maestro pescador
Spain Flag.png Spain Maestro pescador
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Mästerfiskaren

Indigo Plateau Conference: MandiPeteGaryJeanetteMelissaAshRitchieAssunta
Silver Conference: DarrenSalvadorJacksonMacyGaryAshHarrisonJon
Ever Grande Conference: JumpVivicaGilbertGavinDominickClarkJohnny
Lily of the Valley Conference: JeffreyNandoBarryConwayPaulAshTobias
Vertress Conference: RadleyMikaelUltimoKendrickTripBiancaEmmanuel
Lumiose Conference: TrevorTitusAstridTiernoRemoSawyerAshAlain
Manalo Conference: HirokiPikalaMr. ElectricMad MagmarRappZipp
TuppPlumeriaDJ LeoMaster fishermanOluoluKahili

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