|The subject of this article has no official English name.|
The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.
オリバー市長 Mayor Oliver
|Anime debut||The Power of Us|
|English voice actor||Marc Thompson|
|Japanese voice actor||Kōichi Yamadera|
(Japanese: オリバー市長 Mayor Oliver) is a major supporting character who appeared in The Power of Us. He is the mayor of Fula City and the father of Margo. In the English dub, he is not named, and is only referred to as the mayor.
Mayor Oliver first appeared as he left for work, waving his daughter Margo goodbye. He later appeared at the Pokémon Catch Race event, where he awarded Ash and Callahan the runner-up and winner trophies respectively.
Ash and Risa formally met Mayor Oliver the following day and went on to assist in the clean-up effort following some vandalism that disrupted the Wind Festival. Over dinner, he and Margo have a heated conversation where he declares that Zeraora doesn't exist. The next day, Mayor Oliver met Harriet, Risa, and Ash at the stadium; and later Toren, who revealed that a trail of his stolen Smeargle ink was used in the eternal flame theft. The group made their way up a mountain just in time to stop a pair of Pokémon hunters from harming Zeraora and Margo. Mayor Oliver threatened the hunter duo with legal action and they subsequently fled. Upon seeing Zeraora, Oliver confessed to his daughter that the previous mayor had lied to Fula City about Zeraora's disappearance in order to protect it.
The sudden explosion of Toren's stolen Effect Spore and the subsequent blaze led Oliver to join forces with Ash and the others. He rushed back to his office to coordinate the evacuation order with his staff. The mayor had a car organized to deliver Toren and the Lum Berry elixir at the abandoned power plant. After the Effect Spore gas cleared, he and the other citizens of Fula City led efforts to combat the fire around the eternal flame stadium. After the blaze was put out and the eternal flame was returned, Oliver witnessed Lugia as it soared through the sky.
Mayor Oliver held a speech at the Wind Festival's closing ceremony, where he revealed Zeraora did in fact exist and that Fula City will now live in peace with it.
Oliver's position in the mayoral office affords him a luxurious life including a chauffeur driven car and a mansion overlooking Fula City. Even so, he does not take his position for granted and enjoys the responsibility. He actively promotes a good balance between nature, people and Pokémon alike, and this conviction was reaffirmed by Ash's words of wisdom. During the Effect Spore and fire crises he took control of the situation, issuing an evacuation alert to his fellow citizens and later assembled everyone to combat the raging fires.
He is highly respected by Fula City and well aware of its history. Ultimately, Mayor Oliver is dedicated to his daughter's happiness, and upon seeing Zeraora he promised that he would reveal the truth to the city. He later followed through on his promise.
- Oliver shares his English and Japanese voice actors with Goone and Newton Graceland (and also his Finnish voice actor with Goone).
|Japanese||オリバー市長 Mayor Oliver|
|Korean||올리버 시장 Ollibeo-sijang||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||歐里巴市長 Ōulǐbā-shìzhǎng||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Thai||นายกเทศมนตรีโอลิเวอร์ Nayok thetsa montri Oliver||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Vietnamese||Thị trưởng Oliver||Same as his Japanese name|
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