Koko (M23)

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Koko
ココ Koko
Koko M23.png
Koko
Age 10+
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Burgundy
Hometown Forest of Okoya
Region Unknown
Relatives Chrom and Phossa Molybdenum (parents)
Anime debut Secrets of the Jungle
English voice actor Kimlinh Tran
Japanese voice actor Moka Kamishiraishi
Wakana Minami (infant)

Koko (Japanese: ココ Koko) is a major character who appeared in Secrets of the Jungle. Raised by Pokémon, he is a human boy who believes he too is a Pokémon.

In the anime

Koko as a baby

Koko's real name is Al Molybdenum (Japanese: アル・モリブデン Al Molybden). He is the only child of scientists Chrom and Phossa Molybdenum, who were the leaders of the Biotope Company, working with their subordinate Dr. Zed. When they learned of the Great Tree's location in the Forest of Okoya and that the many Zarude living in the forest worshipped it, they decided to protect it from Dr. Zed, who wanted to destroy it in order to gain access to the secrets of the Healing Springs. Infuriated by this revelation, Dr. Zed chased the family down as they tried to escape in their car. He soon ran them off the road and into a riverbank. Stealing the data, Dr. Zed left the family to die in the ensuing explosion, but Al survived as he had drifted away from the car down the river.

Al was eventually found by a single Zarude living deep within the jungle. This Zarude attempted to return Al to his parents, however an attempt to leave him in Milyfa Town led to Al nearly walking in front of a car. Zarude decided to investigate a nearby lab and upon seeing its wrecked state and a photo of Al with his parents realized that the baby was now an orphan. Zarude decided to raise Al as a son and renamed him Koko. Knowing that this was against the rules of its troop, Zarude decided to leave the other Zarude behind so it could raise Koko safely, as they objected to a human being brought to their sacred tree. This Zarude, who took to wearing a torn piece of pink clothing, would become known as "Dada" to Koko.

Over the next ten years, Zarude raised Koko in the depths of the jungle, and the two developed a strong bond. As he had no memory of his human life, Koko believed he was also a Pokémon and was frustrated by the fact that he was seemingly unable to use moves. Zarude didn't want to tell Koko the truth of his origins. However Koko began to question about his origins. When Zarude hesitated to give Koko the answer he asked for, Koko stormed off to discover his true origins. However, Koko fell into a river where he was saved by Ash Ketchum. Following his recovery, Koko found himself in the human world where he noticed that Ash and his fellow humans were identical to to himself. Koko soon realized that he was one of them. Koko befriended Ash and the latter subsequently teached the former what it means to be human.

After Koko introduced his father to Ash, Zarude confronted Koko for speaking the human language and bringing a fellow human. However, Koko said that Zarude was ignoring the fact that he is also a human and called Dada out on this. Guilty, Zarude confessed to Koko that the latter wasn't a Zarude nor the begat of the former. Zarude took Koko, Ash, Pikachu, and their friend Skwovet to the abandoned lab where he explained Koko's past and showed them the picture of Koko's real parents.

Character

Koko has a parent-child relationship with Zarude, calling it Dada (Japanese: とうちゃん Daddy).

Pokémon

Befriended

This is a list of Pokémon Koko has befriended in the anime.

Dada
Dada
Zarude, whom Koko calls "Dada", found Koko as a baby and raised him.

Zarude's known moves are Vine Whip, Jungle Healing, and Energy Ball.

Debut Secrets of the Jungle
Voice actors
Japanese
English Edward Bosco
Koko's Skwovet
Skwovet
Skwovet is a Pokémon that Koko befriended.

None of Skwovet's moves are known.

Debut Secrets of the Jungle
Koko's Falinks
Falinks
Falinks is a Pokémon that Koko befriended. He first encountered its trooper members in Milyfa Town, where they were driving away citizens from the site of a planned fireworks display. Using his ability to speak with Pokémon, he discovered their brass was trapped in a fireworks tube and rescued it, reuniting it with the rest of the Falinks.

None of Falinks's moves are known.

Debut Secrets of the Jungle

Moves used

Koko Jungle Healing.png
Using Jungle Healing
Move First Used In
Jungle Healing Secrets of the Jungle
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 上白石萌歌 Moka Kamishiraishi
English Kimlinh Tran
Czech Jan Battěk
Anna Theimerová (infant)
Italian Mosé Singh
Polish Borys Wiciński
Brazilian Portuguese Cadu Paschoal
European Spanish Pilar Martín
Thai เมทินี แก้วรัตนากร


In the manga

Koko appears in the movie's manga adaptation.

Trivia

  • Koko is notably the first human in the anime to be depicted using a Pokémon move, as he uses Jungle Healing to help Dada recover from his injuries.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ココ Koko Possibly a reference to Koko, a famous gorilla
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Polish
Koko Same as his Japanese name
Korean 코코 Koko Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 可可 Kěkě Transcription of his Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Zaza From Zarude
Russian Коко Koko Transcription of his English name
Thai โคโค่ Koko Transcription of his Japanese name

Al Molybden

Language Name Origin
Japanese アル・モリブデン
Al Molybden
From アルミニウム aruminiumu (aluminium) and モリブデン moribuden (molybdenum)
English, German,
European Spanish
Al Molybdenum From aluminium and molybdenum
Latin American Spanish Al Molibdeno From aluminio (aluminium) and molibdeno (molybdenum)
French Al Molybdène From aluminium and molybdène (molybdenum)
Italian Al Molybden From alluminio and molibdeno (molybdenum)
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿爾‧毛利佈登 /
阿尔·毛利布登
Ā'ěr Máolìbùdēng
Transcription of his Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Alan Molibdênio From alumínio (aluminium) and molibdênio (molybdenum)
Russian Эл Молибден Transcription of his English name
Thai อัล โมลิบเดน Al Molybden Transcription of his Japanese name


Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDr. ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZarudeZekrom
ZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu


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