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Karsten (Japanese: カズオ Kazuo) is a character of the day who appeared in Drifloon On the Wind!. He is the husband of a Nurse Joy, the father of Marnie and Paige, and an electrical engineer at the Valley Windworks.

Karsten drove his friends, his wife, and Marnie in an attempt to find Paige, but the mountain road was blocked by some large boulders. After Marnie contacted her friend, the Legendary Suicune, the family was reunited just in time for dinner.

Karsten was shown to be deeply concerned for his children's safety and offered to walk Marnie home before a thunderstorm was due to hit. He is calm and level-headed in stressful situations, making quick work out of Team Rocket after they attempted to steal his Ampharos and he soon repaired the wind turbines. Karsten is also quite forgetful and is known to have left his lunch at home twice in the same week.


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

Karsten's Ampharos
Ampharos was first seen at Valley Windworks when Marnie came to bring Karsten his lunch he had forgotten. Suddenly, Team Rocket tried to steal it and Ampharos used Thunder, which quickly got rid of Team Rocket. Unfortunately, it also ended up damaging the wires at the power plant in the explosion.

After Karsten fixed the turbines, Ampharos powered it back up again with an Electric-type attack.

When Paige was carried off by the wind, Ampharos attempted to make a shortcut by using Thunder Punch on the boulders in the way, which didn't work.

Ampharos's known moves are Thunder, Thunder Punch, and Flash.

Debut Drifloon On the Wind!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川島得愛 Tokuyoshi Kawashima
English Bill Rogers
Czech Michal Holán
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
Italian Lorenzo Scattorin
Polish Marek Robaczewski
European Spanish Abraham Aguilar


  • Karsten's English name was never mentioned. It was only seen via closed captioning. Another character of the day with ties to the Valley Windworks, Benjamin from Gone With the Windworks!, also had his dub name only shown via the captions as well.
    • Coincidentally, they both have Electric types as their only known Pokémon.

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