Jeremy (Japanese: オガタ Ogata) is a minor recurring character who first appeared in Weekend Warrior. He is a businessman who was a traveling rocker in his youth. Before that, he was a Pokémon Trainer, but he was forced to quit when he formed his band since he became busy.
He had a lifelong dream of entering a Pokémon Contest. He donned his rocker persona again, and entered the Silver Town Contest. He used his Butterfree during the Appeals Round, where it used a combination of Stun Spore, Poison Powder, and Safeguard. His wife Mandy and son Nicholas interrupted his appeal to convince him to give up his dream and come home. Jeremy replied with a speech about how he and his Pokémon spent countless hours training to achieve their dream and what it means to be a Pokémon Coordinator. After this speech, the judges, audience members, and May cheered him on to continue competing. After seeing what this dream means to him, his family let him finish his run in the Silver Contest.
Jeremy and his Venusaur, who was usually sleeping according to Nicholas, ended up battling against May and her Combusken in the final round. Venusaur launched its powerful Frenzy Plant attacks, but in the end, May won the Ribbon.
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|Jeremy used Venusaur during the Battle Stage of the Silver Contest. It was able to get him past many opponents and went up against May and her Combusken in the final round. After a long battle, it was narrowly defeated as May's Combusken only had a point left on the bar shown on the screen. In Jeremy's flashback of his youth, it was revealed that he owned Venusaur when it was an Ivysaur.|
|Butterfree was used in the Appeals Round where it made some dazzling appeals until Jeremy got interrupted by his wife and son. However, May supported him to keep going. Despite the interruption, Jeremy was able to go on to the next round thanks to Butterfree's performance.|
- Jeremy's rocker look may be based on the Guitarist Trainer class from the Pokémon games.
- Jeremy's guitar is based on a Gibson Flying V.
- Jeremy's Venusaur is the first Pokémon to use one of the elemental variations of Hyper Beam in the anime.
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|