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ゴウ Go
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Goh in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Age 10[1]
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black with red highlights
Hometown Vermilion City
Region Kanto
Relatives Camille (mother), Walker (father),
Halta (grandmother)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VIII
Games Pokémon Ga-Olé, GO
Member of Project Mew
Rank Chaser
Anime debut Enter Pikachu!
English voice actor Zeno Robinson
Japanese voice actor Daiki Yamashita
Kei Shindō (age 6)

Goh (Japanese: ゴウ Go) is a protagonist of Pokémon Journeys: The Series of the Pokémon anime, and one of Ash's former traveling companions. His goal is to catch Mew, while his dream is to catch every Pokémon.

In the anime



Goh at the age of six

Goh grew up in Vermilion City in the Kanto region with his parents, Camille and Walker, and grandmother, Halta. Sometime later, Goh met Chloe and became his only friend growing up.

As seen in Enter Pikachu!, when he was six, Goh was invited by Chloe to go to Professor Oak's Pokémon Summer Camp with her. During their visit to Pallet Town, Goh and Chloe encountered the Mythical Pokémon Mew. The two chased after the unknown Pokémon, but it eventually got away in the aftermath of a baby Kangaskhan rescue. Professor Oak later told them the Pokémon they saw was most likely Mew. Motivated, Goh swore that he would become a Pokémon Trainer when he turned ten, and one day catch Mew.

As revealed in A Snow Day for Searching!, Goh was always alone during his childhood because his parents were often very busy at work. Because of that, he always ended up staying at home alone waiting for them. During that time, he was always distracted by his constant online researching sessions. Despite this, he was always proud of what his family did. One day, at home, Goh met a wild Abra as it came to visit him and once led him to the park where he met a lot of Pokémon that he didn't know that lived there.

Three years prior, during a family trip to Azalea Town, Goh befriended Horace, who was looking for the Mythical Pokémon Celebi. Goh offered to help with the search, but as night closed in, the boys promised to meet up again the next day. However, Horace didn't show up, leading Goh to feel betrayed.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, Goh witnessed a Lugia appearing in the skies above Vermilion City. He chased Lugia down and managed to latch onto its tail, where he met another Trainer named Ash. Lugia allowed the boys to ride on its back as it soared through the skies and dived down into the ocean. Having bonded over the sights and the Pokémon they saw during the ride, Goh decided to accept Ash as his friend. After parting ways with Lugia, Goh and Ash returned to the Cerise Laboratory, where they informed everyone about their encounter. Impressed by the information on Lugia that they brought back, Professor Cerise offered them a position as research fellows, which they accepted. Cerise later allowed Goh to pick from a set of Kanto first partner Pokémon for his debut as a Trainer, but Goh rejected all of them, stating he wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Goh and Ash received their first task as research fellows: to investigate a sudden outbreak of Ivysaur and Bulbasaur in the city. To aid their mission, Cerise had two Rotom enter Goh and Ash's smartphones, upgrading each into a Rotom Phone. After following the Seed Pokémon to a Gym under construction, Goh and Ash were attacked by Team Rocket, who planned to steal the Ivysaur and Bulbasaur. Despite the powerful Pokémon they received from the Rocket Prize Master, Team Rocket was defeated by Ash's Pikachu and sent blasting off. Goh and Ash then discovered that the Ivysaur had gone to the Gym to find a high place for them to absorb the sunlight needed to evolve into Venusaur. They watched as the evolution process released pollen into the air, making flowers around the city bloom.

In Settling the Scorbunny!, Goh and Ash traveled to the Galar region to research the Dynamax phenomenon. While they waited for the train to the Wild Area to arrive, Goh and Ash decided to eat some scones at a store in Wyndon, only to have their food stolen by a wild Scorbunny and its Nickit friends. After Ash battled and defeated Scorbunny, Goh bonded with it, even choosing to lie to the store owner by saying Scorbunny belonged to him when the Nickit stole more of his food. After hearing Scorbunny's backstory from the store owner, Goh gave it words of encouragement before he and Ash left. Goh and Ash eventually made it to their train, completely unaware that Scorbunny had taken a liking to Goh and started to follow him.

Goh with all the Bug Pokémon he caught in Working My Way Back to Mew!

In Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, Goh and Ash made it to the Wild Area, where they encountered a large Snorlax. Mistakenly assuming its size was due to Dynamax, Goh and Ash tried studying the Sleeping Pokémon, only for Scorbunny to appear and interrupt them. Scorbunny wished to join Goh's team, but it was turned down as Goh still wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew. Snorlax then Gigantamaxed, making its body so large that it covered a nearby train track, putting it at risk of being hit by an incoming train. By teaming up with Scorbunny, Goh managed to get Snorlax to move by luring it with a Sitrus Berry. Praising its skill, Goh changed his mind about Mew and instead caught Scorbunny as his first Pokémon. After returning to the Cerise Laboratory, Goh introduced Scorbunny as his first-ever Pokémon to Professor Cerise.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh became inspired to fill up his Pokédex by catching lots of Pokémon as part of his quest to obtain Mew. Together with Ash, Goh traveled to a nearby forest, where he caught one of each Bug-type native to Kanto. The next day, Professor Cerise introduced Goh to the Cerise Park, allowing Goh to store any Pokémon he caught on his journey.

Goh and Scorbunny in their first battle

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, Ash told Goh to come with him to the Hoenn Battle Frontier, where he entered them into the Battle Frontier Flute Cup tournament. Despite having the type advantage, Goh was defeated in the first battle by Hodge without managing to land a single hit on his opponent. Frustrated by his loss, Goh decided that catching Pokémon was better than battling and ran off to continue filling up his Pokédex. He later returned in time to watch the final match between Ash and Hodge, which ended in Ash's victory. As they returned home, Goh apologized to Ash for his earlier outburst, having come to see battling in a new light through his observation of the final match.

In Flash of the Titans!, Goh and Ash watched the World Coronation Series at Wyndon Stadium. They watched as Leon defeated Lance in the finals and subsequently earned the title of Monarch. Shortly afterwards, a Gigantamax Drednaw attacked the stadium. In the next episode, Goh and Ash battled Drednaw, but they were unable to harm it until Pikachu was accidentally exposed to Dynamax energy, causing him to Gigantamax as well. With guidance from Leon, Ash and Pikachu defeated Drednaw, reverting it back to its normal state. The next day, Goh watched as Ash had an unofficial battle with Leon that ended in the latter's victory. As they returned home, Ash revealed that he planned to enter the World Coronation Series and hopefully battle Leon again in the finals.

In Kicking It from Here Into Tomorrow!, Scorbunny attempted to use Ember after Darmanitan taunted it for being unable to use Fire-type moves. Goh told Scorbunny not to bother as he felt its current moveset was good enough. During a battle with Team Rocket, Scorbunny tried to use Ember despite not having mastered the move, but this led to it being defeated by Team Rocket's Chewtle. When Goh criticized Scorbunny for trying too hard, it ran off to go train by itself. Later, after another clash with Team Rocket, Goh finally understood Scorbunny's passion and told it to kick a pebble with its heated-up feet. This allowed Scorbunny to master Ember, who proceeded to evolve into a Raboot before sending Team Rocket blasting off again. When asked to celebrate with a high-five, Raboot simply ignored Goh and walked away.

In Goodbye, Friend!, while in Littleroot Town, Raboot stopped a pair of Zigzagoon from stealing Ash's backpack. During their stay, Goh noticed that Raboot had been sneaking out at night, prompting him and Ash to follow it. They discovered that Raboot had befriended the Zigzagoon as well as a Lombre and had been spending the nights giving them dance lessons. When Raboot struggled against a Loudred trio in a dance battle for territory, Goh, Ash, and Pikachu stepped in to provide a beat for Raboot and its friends to dance to, enabling them to win the battle. The next day, Goh decided to leave Raboot in Hoenn, believing it would be happier with its new friends than with him. When Ash asked if he told Raboot first, Goh quickly regretted his decision. To his relief, Raboot had followed them onto the train. Afterwards, Goh and Raboot settled their differences and reconciled.

In Sobbing Sobble!, Goh encountered a Sobble in Wyndon. He tried befriending the Water Lizard Pokémon, only for it to run away and hide by blending into its surroundings. Frustrated, Goh blindly threw a Poké Ball at the fountain Sobble was hiding in, accidentally catching it. Later, a failed attempt to catch a Silicobra led to Sobble running away. Goh and Ash eventually found Sobble captured by Team Rocket. After hearing Goh praise it despite its timid nature, Sobble broke free from its cage, only to be pinned down by one of Team Rocket's Pokémon, causing it to cry. Sobble's tears kept Team Rocket distracted long enough for Goh and Ash to send them blasting off.

Goh and his parents

In Time After Time!, Goh returned to Ilex Forest during another family vacation to Azalea Town. His anger towards Horace was resolved when he found a letter from him at the Ilex Forest shrine, which explained why he didn't show up, and then reunited with Horace as he was passing through.

In That New Old Gang of Mine!, Goh and Ash arrived on Melemele Island in the Alola region. There, Goh met Ash's Alolan friends, Kiawe, Mallow, Lana, and Sophocles. After being challenged by Kiawe to see if he was worthy of being Ash's rival, Goh denied this claim and stated he was Ash's friend and research fellow partner. The battle was called off after Goh's Raboot failed to stop Kiawe's Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive. Despite Goh's loss, his refusal to back down even when attacked by a powerful Z-Move impressed Kiawe, who asked Goh to take care of Ash. Afterward, everyone spent time on an island, where Goh caught an Alolan Exeggutor.

Goh and his Dynamax Band

In Sword and Shield: Slumbering Weald!, Goh and Ash were sent to Galar to investigate various incidents where Pokémon suddenly began Dynamaxing at random. Shortly after arriving, Goh and Ash chased a wild Bunnelby into the Slumbering Weald, where they encountered Zamazenta and Zacian. Their attempts to catch and battle the two Legendary Pokémon ended in failure as they were merely illusions. After exiting the forest, Goh met with Sonia again and headed with her to investigate the ruins in Turffield. In the following episode, Sonia took Goh to visit her grandmother Professor Magnolia to learn more about Dynamax. Goh later received a Dynamax Band from Sonia, which was fashioned from a Wishing Star they found outside. The next day, at the Stow-on-Side mural, Goh and Sonia were approached by Oleana's subordinate, who aimed to stop the duo's research. Goh Dynamaxed Raboot to battle Oleana's subordinate's Gigantamax Garbodor, but the clash broke the mural, revealing a statue of Zacian and Zamazenta underneath.

In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", after defeating Oleana's subordinate, Goh and Sonia fled the area and drove off to the Slumbering Weald. They called out to Zacian and Zamazenta, asking for their help in stopping the Darkest Day. Zacian and Zamazenta's illusions led them to the Rusted Sword and Shield. Goh took the weapons and went with Sonia to Hammerlocke to meet with Ash, but was stopped by Oleana. In the following episode, Goh and Raboot defeated Oleana's Milotic after Raboot evolved into Cinderace, learning Pyro Ball in the process. Goh and Ash reunited on the top of Hammerlocke Stadium, where they witnessed Leon losing to Eternatus, the true identity of the Darkest Day. The Rusted Shield and Sword summoned Zamazenta and Zacian, who aided Goh and Ash in battling Eternatus. Once it was weakened enough, Goh managed to catch Eternatus, who was later sealed away by Professor Magnolia to prevent its power from causing more harm to Galar. With he crisis over, Goh and Ash returned to the Slumbering Weald, where they returned the Rusted Shield and Sword and thanked Zamazenta and Zacian for their assistance.

In Getting More Than You Battled For!, Goh and Ash traveled to Cero Island after Professor Cerise detected an energy signature similar to Mew coming from that location. They traversed the island and encountered Mewtwo, a powerful Legendary Pokémon cloned from Mew. When questioned on how catching all Pokémon species would lead him to Mew, Goh explained his belief that capturing Pokémon helps understand them, and that catching all Pokémon would help him understand Mew since it has the genes of all Pokémon species. Goh and Ash challenged Mewtwo to a battle, but were unable to defeat it despite their best efforts. Mewtwo commended Goh and Ash's dedication to their goals and parted ways with the boys, bidding them farewell with the promise that their journeys had only just begun. It then teleported them back to the Cerise Laboratory, allowing them to retain their memories of the encounter.

Goh and his Suicune

In Healing the Healer!, Goh and Ash went to Johto, where multiple sightings of a Suicune had been reported. When they found Suicune tied up by a group of Pokémon hunters, Goh used a Poké Ball to free Suicune from its bindings. To his shock, the Aurora Pokémon was actually captured, forcing Goh to go ahead and heal Suicune's injuries while Ash stayed behind to keep the hunters busy. While initially wary of the boy's kindness, Suicune began letting its guard down once it saw how much Goh wanted to help it. When Goh tried fighting the hunters' boss, Suicune stepped in to help and defeated the hunters. The hunters were arrested and Goh tried releasing Suicune, but it chose to stay with him. After being brought to Cerise Park, Suicune vanished and went back to roaming the world.

In When a House is Not a Home!, Goh found a Grookey asleep with him in his bed. Goh tried to catch Grookey, only to find out it already had a Trainer. The following day, Goh and Ash went to find Grookey's Trainer, but were shocked to learn it came from the Rocket Prize Master and belonged to Team Rocket. When Team Rocket arrived, they discovered Grookey was theirs and recalled it before escaping. The next day, Goh attempted to return Grookey's stick, which was left behind when Team Rocket fled. He was soon reunited with Grookey, who revealed it wished to stay with him. Jessie tried to forcibly recall Grookey again, only for Pikachu to knock the Poké Ball out of her hand and give Grookey the chance to break it. Jessie and Goh both attempted to capture the now-released Grookey, but Grookey batted away the Team Rocket-branded Poké Ball, allowing Goh's Poké Ball to catch it.

In Advice to Goh!, Goh and Ash paid a visit to Professor Oak. Upon learning that Goh had registered Suicune in his Pokédex, Professor Oak suggested recommending Goh for Project Mew, a research team dedicated to the search for Mew. Goh rejected the offer, stating he would much rather work on his goal alone. When Ash was told that his Infernape had gone missing for several days, he and Goh went to go find it. While on the search, Goh and Ash encountered Gary, Ash's childhood friend and former rival. Gary revealed he was searching for the Legendary Pokémon Moltres and suggested that Infernape left the lab for the same reason. At a nearby valley, Goh and the others found Infernape calling out to Moltres for a battle. When Moltres answered the call, Goh, Ash, and Gary worked together to battle it. Though they failed to defeat Moltres, Gary obtained one of its feathers, successfully completing a Trial Mission he received from Project Mew. Later, after parting ways with Gary, Goh revealed he changed his mind and decided to join Project Mew after all.

Goh with his fellow Project Mew Chasers Gary and Horace

In Leaping Toward the Dream!, Goh went to Sinnoh to officially join Project Mew with Ash accompanying him. However, after meeting Danika and Professor Amaranth, Goh was informed that he had to pass a qualified mission in order to start getting Trail Missions, as his mission was to catch an [[form|]] Ninetales, who was wound up in Sinnoh when it got captured and was subsequently lost by Pokémon Hunters. Goh accepted the mission as he went to Mount Coronet with Ash to find the Alolan Ninetales. Along the way, Goh and Ash met another member of Project Mew named Quillon. Through the help of his Pokémon, Goh was able to catch the Alolan Ninetales and qualify to get Trial Missions for Project Mew.

Starting from Trial on a Golden Scale!, Goh occasionally took on Project Mew Trial Missions. Initially, he preferred missions where he could act on his own, but eventually, he learned to cooperate in a team. The Trial Missions culminated in Chasing to the Finish! with Goh's capture of Regieleki, earning Goh enough Project Mew tokens to become a Chaser.

In Just a Scone's Throw From Here!, Goh received urgent summons from Project Mew and was forced to part ways with Ash just before the Masters Eight Tournament finals. Traveling to Hoenn, he reunited with the research team in A Flood of Torrential Gains! at Slateport City, from where they departed to Faraway Island. Through many difficulties, the Chasers managed to find Mew, with Goh getting a chance to express his gratitude for it having served as a motivation for him ever since their first encounter. Mew even briefly appeared on Goh's palm before the research team was forced to leave the island due to worsening weather conditions. Professor Amaranth announced that Project Mew was now temporarily disbanded, though he did offer Goh, Horace, and Gary a chance to return as Chasers for the next expedition.

After returning to Vermilion City in Heroes Unite!, Goh revealed to Chloe that he intended to start traveling alone without having to rely on Ash, but struggled to say this to Ash. During a camping trip among Ash, Goh, and Chloe, Ash also announced his decision to travel alone, upsetting Goh. Fortunately, they managed to make up just in time before Lugia suddenly appeared before them. After a brief Raid Battle against it, Ash and Goh rode on Lugia's back once more and reaffirmed their respective decisions to travel alone. As such, Goh chose to leave all of his Pokémon, save for Cinderace, Inteleon, and Grookey, at the Cerise Laboratory, and left the laboratory with Ash, parting ways with him soon after to explore the Kanto region. After meeting Misty at the Cerulean Gym, he was seen in an unspecified town, continuing to catch new Pokémon.


Goh looking at his smartphone

Goh is a stylish city boy who prefers to stay calm and collected, in contrast to the more instinctive and adventurous Ash. His overconfidence has left him isolated from other people, with the exception of his friends Chloe and Ash. According to Chloe, Goh has been known to skip school to wander around town, much to her chagrin. Despite his calm personality, he can become hot-blooded when his opinion is challenged, and he will not hesitate to defend others when he sees them being mistreated, which helped him bond with a wild Scorbunny in Settling the Scorbunny!. Goh likes to throw his Poké Balls with a curve, but his aim tends to be off. Though he seems athletic, Goh lacks good climbing skills despite his efforts to get better at it. He is highly knowledgeable about Pokémon, being fairly adept at information-gathering and analyzing, both of which are useful in gathering clues. Despite his deep knowledge of Pokémon, Goh is still a rookie Trainer and lacks experience, best evidenced by his tendency to throw Poké Balls at any Pokémon he encounters, rather than weaken them through battle as is the usual practice. This usually backfires on Goh in the long run. For example, in A Test in Paradise!, he recklessly wasted all of the Poké Balls he was given to catch a single Dewgong, which resulted in him being unable to catch the Dratini evolutionary line when he and Ash encountered them on Dragonite Island. His lack of expertise is also evidenced in his battles, where he shows a tactical, by-the-book approach of exploiting type advantages, but is unable to properly respond against more seasoned adversaries, which leads to a crushing defeat. Goh tends to yell "Go!" when sending out his Pokémon or throwing Poké Balls.

Goh's goal

Goh's encounter with Mew when he was six inspired him to become a Trainer, and he initially wanted Mew to be his first partner Pokémon, even going as far as rejecting Professor Cerise's first partner Pokémon in favor of the Mythical Pokémon. However, during his visit to Galar, a wild Scorbunny took a liking to Goh as it followed him and Ash to the Wild Area. While Goh initially politely rejected Scorbunny, he soon changed his mind after working together with Scorbunny to solve a crisis involving a Gigantamax Snorlax and decided to make the Rabbit Pokémon as his first Pokémon partner instead. Goh and Scorbunny are alike as they both dislike losing their friends, especially one another. Goh and Scorbunny would high-five each other whenever something good happened.

Goh after catching a Pokémon

Due to spending most of his life doing research at home, Goh lacked interacting with people and Pokémon, as he didn't have a lot of social skills. As a child in Not Too Close for Comfort!, Goh used to be shy around people and wouldn't talk to them, and would sit out at night looking at the stars for comfort. When he was asked by his teacher as to why he wasn't interacting with the other kids, he wasn't able to answer her question because he didn't know why himself. Eventually, he learned to talk with people and was able to overcome his shyness. Goh also can get excited to see new places for the first time. Ever since the events in The Spectral Express!, Goh developed a fear of ghosts and Ghost-type Pokémon, except for those he and his friends own.

Goh with Ash and Chloe

Goh shares a very close friendship with Chloe due to him knowing her since they were little. At times, Goh brushes off Chloe's concerns for him but knows that she is just looking out for him. When he was little, Goh only wanted Chloe as his friend and nobody else. However, after meeting and getting to know Ash, Goh realized he needed to make friends besides Chloe and accepted him as one. Goh's friendship with Ash is very strong, though they sometimes get competitive and annoyed with each other and even butt heads. Ever since the events in Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Goh seems to strongly admire Ash for his determination, passion, and compassion for Pokémon, especially the extraordinary bond he shares with his Pikachu. Goh has occasionally taken inspiration from Ash, with the bond between Ash and Pikachu inspiring Goh to catch his own in Gotta Catch a What?!, as well as deciding to catch an Altaria in Reuniting for the First Time! after watching Ash battle against one in the previous episode.

Goh has changed significantly during his journey, particularly as a person and Trainer, but his knowledge and tendency to be overconfident have remained. Goh has also become open to new experiences and making new friends, especially those who used to travel with Ash. Goh has learned to put his Pokémon happiness and needs first before himself, and would help them solve or work out their problems. In addition, Goh has improved his battling skills, even using some of Ash's tactics for battling. However, despite his growth, Goh struggled with teamwork, as shown in Advice to Goh!, when he declined to join Project Mew because of this reason, but changed his mind when Gary motivated him to do so. This was shown again in Battling in the Freezing Raid!, when Goh's attempt to defeat Articuno in a Raid Battle on his own nearly caused him to fail the Trial Mission. As time passed, Goh learned about teamwork, to the point that he was willing to work together with others, as seen with Horace in Narrowing the Chaser Chase! and Gary in Chasing to the Finish!.


Goh and his Galar first partner Pokémon

Because one of his goals is to catch every Pokémon and complete his Pokédex, Goh catches a lot of Pokémon species, including multiple members of the same evolutionary family and Pokémon that have branched evolutions, as well as Pokémon that have form differences and a regional form. Currently, Goh is known to own 108 Pokémon, with 115 or 116 unique Pokémon species registered in his Pokédex. During his journey, Goh has encountered some Trainers with similar goals, such as Shane Seeker, who seeks to capture all Shiny Pokémon, and Kricketina Kylie, a Bug-type Pokémon collector.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh managed to capture all Generation I Bug-type Pokémon, which, according to Kricketina Kylie, makes him Kanto's "Bug Pokéking". During his research, Goh has access to several of his Pokémon, rotating between them. As of This Could be the Start of Something Big!, Goh decided to take a journey through the Kanto region, leaving all of his Pokémon (with the exception of the Galar first partner Pokémon) at the Cerise Laboratory.

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

On hand

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Scorbunny → Raboot → Cinderace Dynamax icon.png
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Sobble → Drizzile → Inteleon
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Traveling with

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Rotom Phone

With Professor Cerise

This section shows the Pokémon that Goh keeps at Cerise Laboratory.

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Scyther → Scizor
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Skwovet → Greedent
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Pikachu → Raichu
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Old Amber → Aerodactyl
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Froakie → Frogadier
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List of Goh's Pokémon

Roaming the world

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Goh's White Flower Flabébé

Goh's White Flower Floette
Flabébé → Floette
White Flower Floette was encountered in Shalour City as a Flabébé, but her capture was not confirmed until The Cuteness Quotient!. In Under Color of Darkness!, her flower was revealed to have lost a petal, causing her to be unable to fly properly on it anymore. Ash and Goh traveled to Kalos to find a new flower for her, eventually succeeding. Almost immediately afterwards, she evolved into Floette. Goh then decided to release her so that she could grow and protect a garden of white flowers for other Flabébé.

Floette's only known move is Grassy Terrain.

Debut A Festival Reunion!
Voice actors
Japanese Marina Aicholtz
English Marina Aicholtz
Goh's Ninetales
This Alolan Ninetales is a Pokémon that was originally stolen from its home on Mount Lanakila by Pokémon poachers. It managed to get away from them when their plane crashed, and wound up on Mount Coronet in Sinnoh, as it reminded it of its home. Goh was tasked by Project Mew to catch it so that it could be returned to its home. Goh failed to catch it during his initial encounter with it, but during the second encounter, he managed to convince it to let itself be caught so that it could be taken back home.

In Trial on a Golden Scale!, Project Mew members took Ninetales back to Alola.

Ninetales's known moves are Ice Beam, Blizzard, Dazzling Gleam, and Aurora Veil.

Debut Leaping Toward the Dream!
Voice actors
Japanese Risa Shimizu
Goh's Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil was caught by Goh during the Sinnoh Festival in Canalave City to demonstrate ancient Sinnohan Poké Balls. It was released afterwards.

Cyndaquil's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1)

Traded away

Goh's second Pinsir
Pinsir was encountered in Vermilion Forest. Kricketina Kylie originally intended to catch it for herself, but due to her being trapped in one of Team Rocket's nets, Goh was forced to catch it instead. He later traded it for one of Kricketina's Heracross.

None of Pinsir's moves are known.

Debut Trade, Borrow, and Steal!
Voice actors
Japanese Tatsuki Kobe
English Tatsuki Kobe

Given away

Leon's Eternatus

Leon's Eternatus
Main article: Leon's Eternatus

Eternatus first appeared in Flash of the Titans!, where it flew past a plane that Ash and Goh were riding to Galar.

In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", Eternatus was revealed to have been captured by Macro Cosmos and placed inside the Energy Plant core. After it escaped, Rose urged Leon to catch it. In the next episode, Leon's attempt to catch Eternatus failed, and it subsequently turned into its Eternamax form. With the help of Zacian and Zamazenta, Ash and Goh defeated Eternatus, after which they threw one of Goh's Poké Balls at it together, catching it. Eternatus's Poké Ball was subsequently sealed away by Professor Magnolia.

In Just a Scone's Throw From Here!, Eternatus was revealed to have been unsealed, with Professor Magnolia, Sonia, and Leon hoping to achieve coexistence between it and the people of Galar. As such, Goh decided to entrust Eternatus to Leon, who accepted the offer.

Debut Flash of the Titans!
Goh's Dugtrio
Dugtrio was the leader of a group of Diglett that were eating the crops at Laxton Farm. It was ultimately caught by Goh in order to stop them. However, after Goh realized Diglett and Dugtrio also help cultivate the soil, he gave Dugtrio to Laxton so that it could continue to work for the benefit of the farm.

Dugtrio's known moves are Dig, Bulldoze, and Sand Tomb.

Debut How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm?
Voice actors
English Marc Thompson

Status unknown

Goh's Kingdra
Kingdra was targeted by Goh for his second Project Mew Trial Mission. After locating it in an underwater cave off the coast of Slateport City, he battled against it and managed to catch it. When Ash and Goh's air supply started to run out, Goh had Kingdra propel them to the surface.

Kingdra has not been seen since its debut episode, making it unclear whether Goh kept it following the Trial Mission.

Kingdra's only known move is Dragon Breath.

Debut Looking Out for Number Two!


Goh with Ash's Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

In Slowking's Crowning!, Goh had Pikachu use Thunderbolt to try and force open a Shellder that a Slowking had placed on Ash's head, causing him to act strangely. However, Ash was able to dodge the attack, and the Thunderbolt hit a group of Slowpoke instead.

In Everybody's Doing the Underground Shuffle!, Goh and Pikachu wound up separated from Ash, Grookey, Chloe, and Eevee while running away from Team Rocket in a Durant nest under Driftveil City. While looking for their friends, Goh used Pikachu to battle a Seismitoad, but Pikachu kept taking the initative before Goh could command him, preventing Goh from catching it. Goh and Pikachu later battled a Durant, but were forced to flee when a swarm overtook them.

Debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Otani
English Ikue Otani
Mr. Norris's Sunflora
Sunflora was borrowed from Mr. Norris to help Goh and Horace pass through tall grass in Ilex Forest when they were younger.

Sunflora's only known move is Razor Leaf.

Debut Time After Time!


Project Mew

Goh has completed the following Trial Missions:

Pokémon competitions
Goh after winning the Pokémon Catch Adventure Race with Ash

Goh has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山下大輝 Daiki Yamashita
真堂圭 Kei Shindō (age 6)
English Zeno Robinson
Arabic لمى مرعشلي Lama Maraachli
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Czech Jan Battěk
Danish Helmer Solberg
Dutch Roben Mitchell van den Dungen Bille
Finnish Rasmus Kärkkäinen
European French Pierre Le Bec
Sophie Pyronnet (age 6)
German Tobias John von Freyend
Greek Δημήτρης Σάρλος Dimitris Sarlos
Hindi Lohit Sharma
Indonesian Marin Ifa Hasmarina
Italian Richard Benitez
Korean 송하림 Harim Song
Norwegian Erik Daniel Aubert
Polish Piotr Janusz
Portuguese Brazil Renan Vidal
Portugal Teresa Arcanjo
Russian Ольга Шорохова Olga Shorokhova
Spanish Latin America Diego Becerril
Mateo Toledo (age 6; JN001)
Spain Jon Samaniego
Turkish Harun Can
Ukrainian Дмитро Зленко Dmytro Zlenko
Vietnamese Nguyễn Thụy Thùy Tiên

In the manga

Daisuki ♥ Pocket Monsters

Goh appears as a character in Daisuki ♥ Pocket Monsters.


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Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Goh in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Goh appears as a main character in the manga Pokémon Journeys: The Series, playing the same role as he does in the anime.


On hand
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Scorbunny → Raboot → Cinderace
Goh Inteleon JNM.png
Sobble → Drizzle → Inteleon
Goh Grookey JNM.png
Kept at Cerise Park
Goh Bug Pokémon JNM.png
Goh Bug Pokémon JNM.png
Goh Bug Pokémon JNM.png
Goh Bug Pokémon JNM.png
Goh Bug Pokémon JNM.png
Goh Bug Pokémon JNM.png
Goh Bug Pokémon JNM.png
Goh Scizor JNM.png
Scyther → Scizor
Goh Darmanitan JNM.png
Goh Flygon JNM.png
Goh Misdreavus JNM.png
Goh Aerodactyl JNM.png
Goh Ninetales JNM.png
Goh Nidoran JNM.png
Goh Nidoran JNM.png

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Sealed away
Goh Eternatus JNM.png


Goh has competed in the following competitions:

In the games

Pokémon GO

Goh appears in an event based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series from November 6, 2020 to November 12, 2020, as the character's clothes are available for the player's avatar. Just as during this period, an image of Goh appears during Photo Bomb, when this occurs a Scyther appears to be captured. Other Pokémon based on Goh's captures during the series also appeared more in the wild, such as Golurk and Cubone.[2]

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Goh appears as a character in Pokémon Ga-Olé's Grand Rush set 4 as part of a tie-in with the anime. Goh replaced the Experienced Trainer that would normally appear in Golden Chance as well as Mister Trade who would normally appear in Trade Chance! He, along with Ash, also appeared as opponents in Trainer and Battle Mode, which was available to challenge from February 24, 2020. This was considerably earlier into the set's duration compared to other sets—the fourth Ultra Legend set, which also featured special opponents in Trainer and Battle Mode, shares this trait. The lineup included one new Trainer class in addition to Ash and Goh, who had their hometown as part of their name instead of "Pokémon Trainer". Promotional disks could also be dispensed for an additional ¥100 following battles with Goh or Ash, with 'WINNER' versions available to players who successfully defeated their teams. Players facing Goh could receive a Scorbunny disk.


Vermilion City's Goh
Ga-Olé Trainer Goh.png
Difficulty: ★★★★☆
Tretta Fire type.png
Tretta Fire type.png Ember
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed
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Tretta Bug type.png Fury Cutter
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed
Tretta Ground type.pngTretta Ghost type.png
Tretta Ground type.png Earthquake
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed
Tretta None type.png
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Tretta None type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png


Tretta No. Name Type Class
P Scorbunny (Promotional disks) Fire

Pokémon Mezastar

Goh, in a version based on the anime, appeared in Pokémon Mezastar. In this game, Goh is seen using Scizor, Grookey, Drizzile, and Cinderace. In the first Super Tag series, as part of a tie-in with the anime, Ash, Goh, or the Team Rocket trio could randomly challenge the player as a Trainer and Battle opponent. Upon beating the character, the player can receive a Support Pokémon Ticket based on Goh's Cinderace, with a tag partner based on Goh's Scizor.


Vermilion City's Goh
クチバシティの ゴウ
Mezastar Trainer Goh.png
Difficulty: ★★★☆☆
Mezastar Bug type.pngMezastar Steel type.png
Mezastar Bug type.png X-Scissor
Mezastar Grass type.png
Mezastar Grass type.png Branch Poke
Mezastar Water type.png
Mezastar Water type.png Water Pulse
Mezastar Fire type.png
Mezastar Fire type.png Pyro Ball


Tag No. Name Type Grade
2-1-012 Cinderace Fire Grade 5
P Cinderace Fire



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Key visual from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Official artwork from Mind-Boggling Dynamax!
Official artwork from
Working My Way Back to Mew! by Naoki Saito
Official artwork from
Finding a Legend! by Naoki Saito
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Concept art by Ken Sugimori

Staff Artwork

This is a collection of fan-art drawn by prolific staff members on the series.

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Artwork for White Day
by Shūhei Yasuda
Artwork for Children's Day
by Shūhei Yasuda
Artwork for Christmas
by Shūhei Yasuda



Language Name Origin
Japanese ゴウ Go From Pokémon GO and/or Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!; possibly named after Gō Ichinose
English, German, European Portuguese,
Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French,
Italian, Malaysian
Goh Same as his Japanese name
Korean 고우 Gou Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 小豪 Xiǎo Háo From the Japanese name 豪
Bengali গোহ্ Gōh Transcription of his English name
Hindi Goh Transcription of his English name
Russian Го Go Transcription of his English name
Tamil கோஹ் Kōh Transcription of his English name
Telugu గో Transcription of his English name
Thai โก Go Transcription of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Go Same as his Japanese name


See also

Leader: Professor Amaranth
Chasers: QuillonDanikaGaryHoraceGoh
Challengers: LylaSterling

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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