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Joshua (Japanese: トシキ Toshiki) is a Pokémon Coordinator and a recurring character who appeared in the anime.
Joshua was training for the Pacifidlog Town Pokémon Contest with his girlfriend, Erica. Erica had been training with Joshua ever since they were little because her dream was for her and Joshua to be the first couple to win a Pokémon Contest together. However, Joshua felt that Erica was focusing too hard on the upcoming Contest and would try to get away from her as often as he could.
When May arrived in town for the Contest in Mean With Envy, she encountered Joshua after her Skitty ran off and was found playing with him. Erica noticed the pair chatting and in a fit of jealousy she believed May was trying to steal Joshua away from her. This jealousy continued after May and Joshua drove off Team Rocket together and even when they did something insignificant, such as complimenting each other's Pokémon.
In Pacifidlog Jam, May faced Joshua in the second round. Although Erica very badly wanted Joshua to defeat May, he ended up losing. Erica was angry at May for crushing her hopes of winning the Contest as a couple. Joshua approached Erika and explained that he and May were not romantically seeing each other, but instead that he just needed some time to himself.
Before the final round, Erica apologized to May, saying that she had no reason to be jealous after seeing her battle with Joshua. May accepted the apology, and as the young Coordinator headed off to the Grand Festival with her fifth ribbon, Erica and Joshua promised to cheer for her.
Both Erica and Joshua made a cameo during the Hoenn Grand Festival, watching it on TV in Deceit and Assist.
Joshua is calm and approachable. However, when it came to his girlfriend, Erica, he found himself unable to deal with her overbearing nature and decided to train for the upcoming Pacifidlog Town Contest by himself. Joshua eventually spoke to Erica after she continued to be jealous and mistreated May. The intervention led Erica to realize her mistakes, which alleviated Joshua's stresses. He and Erica settled on training separately while still supporting each other's Coordinator ambitions.
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