Lara Laramie

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Lara Laramie
フウコ Fūko
Lara Laramie.png
Lara in the anime
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Anime debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
English voice actor Lisa Ortiz
Japanese voice actor Yuri Shiratori

Lara Laramie (Japanese: フウコ Fūko), spelled Lara Larame in The Official Pokémon Handbook, is a character of the day in the episode The Flame Pokémon-athon! and an adapted character for The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.

In the anime

Lara and her family own the Laramie Ranch, an area located just outside of the Kanto Safari Zone. Lara, along with her Ponyta and Growlithe, helps guard the ranch from Pokémon poachers.

Lara was going to enter a race with her Ponyta when Team Rocket, working for her rival Dario, caused an accident that led to her breaking her arm. Lara was saddened, but quickly realized that Ash could ride her Ponyta in the race.

Ash and Ponyta entered the race, and they were able to successfully defeat Dario, and all the other Trainers, and win the race. In the process, Lara's Ponyta evolved into a Rapidash.


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On hand

This is a listing of all of Lara Laramie's Pokémon in the anime.

Lara Laramie's Growlithe
Lara Laramie's Growlithe only appearance was in The Flame Pokémon-athon!. It battled Ash when he tried to capture a Tauros at her ranch. Ash sent out Charmander, but when Ash discovered Growlithe was also a Fire type, he recalled it. Growlithe was shown to be very loyal to Lara, often staying by her side.

Growlithe made a brief cameo the next day watching Ash participate in the race with Lara's Ponyta.

Growlithe's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Voice actors
English Adam Blaustein
Lara's Laramie's Ponyta

Lara Laramie's Rapidash
Ponyta → Rapidash
Lara Laramie's Rapidash only appeared in The Flame Pokémon-athon!. After Growlithe attempted to stop Ash, Lara came riding in on her Ponyta. She believed him and his friends to be Pokémon Poachers, but soon learned they weren't. However, when Ash tried to pet Ponyta, it burned him.

It later appeared when a herd of Tauros got out of control. Lara tried to stop them but fell off Ponyta, breaking her arm. Back at the ranch, Lara could not enter the race because of her injury, so Ash decided he would step in for Lara. She agreed to let Ash use Ponyta.

During the race the following day, Team Rocket tried to rig it so that Dario would win. However, with the help of Misty and her Starmie, Team Rocket was distracted and Ash was able to catch up to Dario and his Dodrio.

Dario tried to slow Ponyta down with a Peck, but suddenly Ponyta evolved into a Rapidash and won the race.

Rapidash's only known move is Stomp.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!

At Laramie Ranch

The following Pokémon are seen in the care of Lara and her ranch.

Lara Laramie's Tauros
A Tauros herd lives at the Laramie Ranch. During the day they run around the Laramie Ranch's fields while at night they reside in a pen. They were the target of Meowth's pranks in order to make Lara unable to race.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Lara Laramie's Rhyhorn
A group of Rhyhorn resides at the Laramie Ranch.

None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Lara Laramie's Sandslash
A group of Sandslash resides at the Laramie Ranch.

None of Sandslash's moves are known.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Lara Laramie's Nidorina
A group of Nidorina resides at the Laramie Ranch.

None of Nidorina's moves are known.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Lara Laramie's Nidorino
A group of Nidorino resides at the Laramie Ranch.

None of Nidorino's moves are known.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Lara Laramie's Raticate
A group of Raticate resides at the Laramie Ranch.

None of Raticate's moves are known.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Lara Laramie's Dodrio
A group of Dodrio resides at the Laramie Ranch. They were formerly taken care of by Dario.

None of Dodrio's moves are known.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 白鳥由里 Yuri Shiratori
English Lisa Ortiz
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Finnish Jenni Sivonen
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand
Polish Olga Borys
Brazilian Portuguese Tânia Gaidarji
Spanish Latin America Elena Ramirez
Spain Cristina Yuste

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Lara Laramie as she appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Lara Laramie makes an appearance in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu. In the chapter The Human Race and the Pokémon Race, she was injured by her Ponyta, which was spooked by Dario. Outraged at Dario's trickery, Ash offers to ride Ponyta in the Fuchsia Free-For-All Race in Lara's place.

During the race, Ponyta evolves into Rapidash under Ash's care.


Lara's Laramie's Ponyta

Lara's Laramie's Rapidash
Ponyta → Rapidash
Lara's Rapidash first appeared as a Ponyta. It was described by Lara as being a Thoroughbred, which is why its fur is snow white; it is also very fast. She wanted to enter the Fuchsia Free-For-All Race with Ponyta but could not do so as her arm was in a cast. However, Ash volunteered to take her place. The next day, he is racing on Ponyta and is catching up to Dario. However, Dario had one more trick up his sleeve. He sent out Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise to hold Ponyta back with their Hydro Pump. Despite the type-disadvantage, Ponyta did not give up and was able to resist Squirtle and its evolutions. It evolved into a Rapidash to catch up with Dario and his Dodrio as Ash was way behind in the race. With its newfound speed, it bypassed Dario and won the race.

Rapidash's only known move is Fire Spin.

Debut The Human Race and the Pokémon Race


  • Lara's status as a member of the Laramie family is only stated in the dub. In the Japanese version, her connection to the family is never made.
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