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ランドウ Landau
Ludlow anime.png
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Olive
Hair color White
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Debut The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Ikkyū Juku
Member of Rising Volt Tacklers
Rank Unknown

Ludlow (Japanese: ランドウ Landau) is a supporting character in Pokémon Horizons: The Series. He is a fisherman and a member of the Rising Volt Tacklers.

In the anime



As revealed in Flying Pikachu, Rising Higher and Higher!, Ludlow was Friede's mentor and let join him in his fishing on his boat. While in the Paldea region, Ludlow was fishing with Friede until he got a call from a teacher of his, Lucca. After Friede befriended a Pikachu and caught him as his partner, Ludlow was asked by him if he can have his boat, which he accepted. While at Slateport City in Hoenn, Ludlow met Friede's childhood friend Orla as she turned his fishing boat into an airship, as it became the Brave Olivine. Ludlow and Friede were joined by Orla as the three of them became the founding member of the Rising Volt Tacklers. Later, Ludlow would meet Mollie, Murdock, and his niece, Dot, as they joined the Rising Volt Tacklers. Ludlow also befriended a wild Quaxly that came to live on the Brave Olivine as it often joins him on his fishing.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Ludlow fishing with Dot's Quaxly

Ludlow debuted in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One alongside the other members of the Rising Volt Tacklers, sitting at a bus stop looking at his Rotom Phone whilst the other members of the Rising Volt Tacklers were looking for Liko at Indigo Academy. In the following episode, he was seen aboard the Brave Olivine.

In For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me!, Ludlow remained onboard the Brave Olivine while the others searched for Liko's Sprigatito, whom the Explorers had taken hostage, in the nearby city. Whilst fishing, he was unaware that Zirc had found the ship and placed a dispostive on the hull. In The Ancient Poké Ball, Ludlow and Quaxly found the device and destroyed it so the Explorers wouldn't come after the group again.

In The Future I Choose!, to everyone's surprise, Orla took Ludlow with her to a forest destroyed by a fire. When they got there, he sent out his Quagsire and ordered it to use Rain Dance, moistening the ground and allowing Arboliva to regrow the forest.

In Flying Pikachu, Rising Higher and Higher!, Ludlow was asked by the younger members as to how Captain Pikachu was able to fly during his battle against Roy in the previous episode, but could’t give them an answer because he didn't know himself. However, Ludlow decided to help the younger members get the answer they seek from Friede, which they were able to do as he tells everyone as to how he met Captain Pikachu and the formation of the Rising Volt Tacklers.

In HZ031, the Rising Volt Tacklers began searching for a mysterious Lapras they believed could be one of Lucius's Six Heroes. After finding a lead, the crew successfully found Lapras, only to learn it had become the leader of a group of Pokémon food thieves, the Lapras Pirates. In the following episode, Ludlow used his boat piloting skills and Quagsire's Surf to simultaneously keep pace with the fleeing Lapras Pirates and prevent the Brave Olivine from being hit by their attacks. Ludlow successfully kept the pirates from escaping, but was stopped when Lapras used its Ice Beam to freeze the Brave Olivine in place, preventing him from pursuing it any further.

In HZ034, Ludlow attended a surprise party for Diana, as she was planning to resume traveling alone. Once they bid farewell to Diana, the Rising Volt Tacklers resumed their search for the remaining Six Heroes. However, Ludlow was informed by Friede that they were heading to Paldea first in order to gain information on Terapagos.


Ludlow seems to prefer his own company, as he rarely interacts with the other members of the Rising Volt Tacklers, preferring to go fishing instead. However, despite preferring to be by himself, Ludlow has shown to be very wise and would deliver advice to those who need it, especially towards the younger members of the team. Ludlow also doesn't mind having Dot's Quaxly or his Quagsire hang out with him sometimes. In addition, Ludlow has shown to care about nature and would help preserve it in any way he can, as seen in The Future I Choose!, when he decided to help restore a forest that had burned down.

Due to preferring to be by himself, Ludlow won't leave the Brave Olivine that often, as he would stay and watch over it whenever the rest of his teammates were absent. Ludlow also would steer the airship whenever it was in sea, due to the Brave Olivine being once his fishing boat. Ludlow seems to have a very good relationship with Friede as he was his mentor and stood by him when he decided to form the Rising Volt Tacklers. Ludlow also seems to get along well with the rest of his teammates.


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

On hand

Ludlow's Quagsire
Quagsire is Ludlow's only known Pokémon. In its debut appearance, it used Rain Dance to water the Berries that Liko, Roy, and Mollie had planted. It is housed in a Dive Ball.

Quagsire's known moves are is Rain Dance and Surf.

Debut The Future I Choose!


Ludlow's Quaxly
Main article: Dot's Quaxly

Quaxly is a Pokémon that travels with the Rising Volt Tacklers and belongs to Dot. Unlike the other Pokémon aboard the Brave Olivine, Quaxly often stays with Ludlow, even after being officially caught by Dot in Quaxly, We Can Do It!. In The Ancient Poké Ball, Quaxly found a tracker planted on the ship by Zirc and handed it to Ludlow for both of them to destroy. In An Unexpected Picnic!, Quaxly attended a picnic with Ludlow and Dot.

Debut The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One
Voice actors
Japanese Daisuke Namikawa
English Daman Mills

Traveling with

Ludlow Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 塾一久 Ikkyū Juku


Ludlow HZ Expression Sheet.jpg
Concept art of Ludlow for Pokémon Horizons: The Series[1]

In the manga

Ludlow in Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters

Ludlow appeared in the Pocket Monsters manga, playing the same role as he does in the anime.


  • Ludlow's hairstyle and attire bear a resemblance to Drampa.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ランドウ Landau
English, German Ludlow Similar to his Japanese name
French, Italian, Spanish Landon Similar to his Japanese name
Korean 러들로 Ludlow Transcription of his English name
Chinese (Mandarin) 藍道 Lándào Transcription of his Japanese name
Portuguese Landau Same as his Japanese name


Related articles

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists Liko (Sprigatito) • Roy (Fuecoco)
Rising Volt Tacklers Friede (Captain Pikachu) • MollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot (Quaxly)
Explorers AmethioOniaZircHamberSpinelSangoOnyxAgateGibeon
Relatives AlexLuccaDianaRoy's grandfather
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnLucius (TerapagosRayquaza) • NemonaGym LeadersMany temporary characters
See also: Original anime characters

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