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If you were looking for the recurring character in Weekend Warrior and Thinning the Hoard!, see Mandy (AG151).


The Astounding Mandi (Japanese: コーム Kōmu), spelled Mandy in Extreme Pokémon: The Guide for the Ultimate Fan, was Ash's first opponent in the Indigo Plateau Conference.

He is a character of the day who appeared in Round One - Begin!. Mandi was confident that Ash was going to be an easy opponent for the first round; however, due to his enormously over-inflated ego, he underestimated his opponent and had all three of his Pokémon taken out by Krabby, who evolved into Kingler during the battle.

He is a very popular Trainer who has many fans. One reason for his popularity is probably that he can perform magic tricks—for example, he made a group of Pidgey appear from nowhere.

His design basis is in the Juggler Trainer class, though his hairstyle is considerably different from them.

He reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End and also in The Rivals, the second anime opening.


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This is a listing of Mandi's known Pokémon:

Mandi's Pidgey
Pidgey (multiple)
Mandi used these multiple Pidgey while he was performing magic tricks before his battle.

None of Pidgey's moves are known.

Debut Round One - Begin!
Mandi's Exeggutor
Mandi used his Exeggutor as his first Pokémon during his battle against Ash, while Ash chose to use his Krabby. Exeggutor first attacked with Psywave, forcing Krabby into the water. Exeggutor used its Psychic attack to turn the watery arena into a giant whirlpool, trapping Krabby in the vortex. Exeggutor launched a barrage of Egg Bombs to the vortex, producing a Wall of Water to keep Ash from recalling it. However, Krabby eventually managed to get out of the vortex and grabbed Exeggutor's leaves with Vise Grip, causing it so much pain that it became unable to attack and commence Mandi's order for using Hypnosis. Krabby used Leer at Exeggutor and finished it off with Stomp.

It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.

Exeggutor's known moves are Psywave, Psychic, Egg Bomb, and Hypnosis*.

Debut Round One - Begin!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Mandi's Seadra
Mandi chose to send out his Seadra as his second Pokémon in his battle against Ash. Ash's Krabby had just evolved into Kingler, but Mandi stood calm and told his Dragon Pokémon to use Agility. With its Agility, Seadra was easily able to dodge all of Kingler's Water Guns and some of its Bubbles, but it eventually got hit by a wide-spreading Bubble foam. The hit caused Seadra to fly into the air, and Kingler finished it off with Crabhammer.

Seadra's only known move is Agility.

Debut Round One - Begin!
Mandi's Golbat
Mandi send out his Golbat as his final Pokémon against Ash's Kingler. Ash told Kingler to dive underwater while Mandi commanded his Bat Pokémon to use Take Down. Kingler attempted to grab Golbat with Vise Grip, but Golbat evaded the attack by using Double Team. Golbat launched a Razor Wind attack, hurting Kingler badly. Mandi was about to finish Kingler with Mega Drain, but Kingler launched a strong Hyper Beam at Golbat, knocking it out.

It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End. It was also seen in The Rivals.

Golbat's known moves are Take Down, Double Team, Razor Wind, and Mega Drain.

Debut Round One - Begin!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Shin-ichiro Miki


Pokémon League

Mandi has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 緑川 光 Hikaru Midorikawa
English Ted Lewis
Arabic عادل أبو حسون Adel Abo Hassoon
Finnish Peter Pihlström
European French Bruno Mullenaerts
Hebrew יובל סגל Yuval Segal
Italian Luca Bottale
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Robert Ostolski
Brazilian Portuguese Marcelo Campos
Spanish Latin America Benjamín Rivera
Spain Cholo Moratalla


  • Mandi's nickname "The Astounding Mandi" is a reference to the real life magician James Randi, whose stage-name was "The Amazing Randi".

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