Kōichi Yamadera

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Kōichi Yamadera

Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese: 山寺宏一 Yamadera Kōichi) is a Japanese voice actor who provides the voices of main and/or supporting characters in all of the Pokémon movies.


Yamadera was born on June 17, 1961, in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. In 1994, he was married to fellow voice actress かないみか Mika Kanai, who also provides voices on the Pokémon anime; the two divorced in 2006. On June 17, 2012, he married another fellow voice actress, Rie Tanaka, but he eventually divorced once again on August 4, 2018.

In addition to being a popular voice actor, Yamadera also hosts a children's series, Oha Suta, and he has had several live-action roles, including some in recent Godzilla movies. He also provides dub voices for various Walt Disney roles, such as Donald Duck, Genie, Beast, and Stitch.

Yamadera has had a main or supporting role in every one of the Pokémon movies, including the live-action film Detective Pikachu. He has voiced only two characters in the main series and another one in a special episode thus far.

Pokémon roles




Other appearances

Other non-Pokémon roles

In anime and video games

In dubbed productions

The name of the character and TV show/movie/franchise are followed by the original English actor's name in parentheses.

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