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| Mr. Fuji|
フジ老人 Elder Fuji
Mr. Fuji's artwork from the TCG
|| Lavender Town (currently)|
Cinnabar Island (originally)
|| I, II, III, IV, VII
|| Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow|
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!
| Game animation debut
|| Pokémon Origins
| English voice actor
|| Kirk Thornton
| Japanese voice actor
|| Minoru Inaba
| Anime counterpart
|| Dr. Fuji (anime)
| Counterpart debut
|| Mewtwo Strikes Back
Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ老人 Elder Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town.
In the games
Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon at the Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House in Lavender Town. He subscribes to Pokémon Fan Magazine. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy. Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned.
Mr. Fuji used to live on Cinnabar Island, where he was known as Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ博士 Dr. Fuji), the founder of Cinnabar Lab. He is a close friend of Blaine, as indicated by a portrait in the Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. In Pokemon Masters' "A Day with Professor Oak" side story, Blaine states that he and Fuji used to research Pokémon together.
In the Generation I games and their remakes, when members of Team Rocket killed Marowak at Pokémon Tower, Mr. Fuji marched up to their hideout and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Later, Mr. Fuji went to the Pokémon Tower to calm the Marowak's restless spirit, but Team Rocket appeared and held him hostage until the player drove them out of the tower. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.
In Pokémon Emerald, there is a message left at Faraway Island where a wild Mew can be found. The message pleads for only "a kindhearted person" to ever set foot on the island again. The author's name is smudged but the remnant ジ ji is still readable in the Japanese version.
In the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji does not have a prominent role. He is found in the House of Memories paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.
It is rumored that Mr. Fuji once lived on the Pokémon Mansion, where journals related to the discovery of Mew and the birth of Mewtwo can be found. This rumor was further backed by Blaine in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, where he says that the Pokémon Mansion still holds the remnants of his old friend's research. It's also supported by Pokémon Emerald, as aforementioned, and by different anime media, suggesting he is in fact the author of the Pokémon Mansion journals and thus, the scientist related to the creation of Mewtwo in the games as well.
- Generations II and IV only
- Generation III only
This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Mr. Fuji in FireRed and LeafGreen. The main text from some of these entries is also found elsewhere during regular gameplay.
- Little girl at Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House
- One of the Team Rocket Grunts at Pokémon Tower
- Pokémon Fan Magazine
- Old man at the Pokémon Center in Lavender Town
- Portrait in Cinnabar Gym
- Pokémon Journal
- Message from Mr. Fuji left to the player
Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow
- "Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the soul of Cubone's mother. I think Marowak's spirit has gone to the afterlife. I must thank you for your kind concern! Follow me to my home, Pokémon House at the foot of this tower."
- Lavender Town
- "<player>. Your Pokédex quest may fail without love for your Pokémon. I think this may help your quest."
- If the player doesn't have room for more items
- "You must make room for this!"
- After giving the player the Poké Flute
- "Upon hearing Poké Flute, sleeping Pokémon will spring awake. It works on all sleeping Pokémon."
- "Has my Flute helped you?"
Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal
- "Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your POKéMON in a kind and loving manner. Pokémon lovers come here to pay their respects to departed Pokémon. Please offer condolences for the souls of the departed Pokémon. I'm sure that will make them happy."
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
- Pokémon Tower
- "Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the spirit of Cubone's mother. I think Marowak's spirit has finally left us. I must thank you for your kind concern. Follow me to my home, Pokémon House, at the foot of this tower."
- Lavender Town
- After returning from Pokémon Tower
- "<player>… Your Pokédex quest is one that requires strong dedication. Without deep love for Pokémon, your quest may fail. I’m not sure if this will help you, but I’d like you to have it."
- After giving the player the Poké Flute
- "Upon hearing the Poké Flute, sleeping Pokémon will spring awake. Try using it on Pokémon that are sleeping obstacles."
- "Has my Poké Flute helped you?"
- Fame Checker
- "Instead of hoping for the happiness of just your Pokémon… …Can I get you to wish for the happiness of all Pokémon?"
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
- "Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your Pokémon in a kind and loving manner. Those who love Pokémon come here to pay their respects to Pokémon. Please pay homage to the spirits of Pokémon. I'm sure that will make them happy."
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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Portrait picture from Cinnabar Lab in LGPE (preferably ripped from game files).
In the anime
In the main series
- Main article: Dr. Fuji (anime)
Mr. Fuji, as in the elder from Lavender Town, hasn't appeared in the Pokémon anime. However, evidence from the other media suggest Dr. Fuji, a character who appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back, is based on him. In the movie, Dr. Fuji was involved in the creation of Mewtwo, from which he did not survive due to Mewtwo's destruction of the lab in which it was created.
In Pokémon Origins
Mr. Fuji debuted in File 2: Cubone. Much like in the games, he had gone to the Pokémon Tower after it was taken over by Team Rocket, trying to convince them to leave, but wound up as their hostage. After Team Rocket was driven out of the Pokémon Tower by Red, Mr. Fuji rewarded the young Pokémon Trainer with the Poké Flute and a pair of mysterious stones. When Red asked what the stones were for, Mr. Fuji told him that he would find out soon enough.
Mr. Fuji reappeared in File 4: Charizard, where his past as Dr. Fuji is revealed by Professor Oak soon after he concluded that the journals Red found at the Pokémon Mansion were his. He explained that Dr. Fuji used to be dedicated to Pokémon researching, but after he discovered a new species, the subjects of his studies were dismissed, and the Doctor was trying to artificially create a powerful new Pokémon. Despite their last names matching, Red was skeptical about both being the same person, but the Professor told him it was very likely, as Dr. Fuji did a research related to mysterious stones flowing with energy, like the ones that Mr. Fuji gave him.
Later, in their home at Lavender Town, Reina told Mr. Fuji about the rumors of an incredibly strong Pokémon seen in the Cerulean Cave. After hearing that the Pokémon is likely a Psychic type, he indicated that he knew the identity of this Pokémon. After hearing of Red heading to capture the mysterious Pokémon, Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji began to think about Red's possibilities to win the fight against it. During his thinking session, Red battled Mewtwo in the Cerulean Cave, and wound up getting almost all of his Pokémon defeated, leaving him with only his Charizard. While Charizard battled Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji understood that Red's only hope of victory lied within the stones he had given to him. The stones, revealed to be a Charizardite X and a Key Stone, gave Charizard strength to rise from the brink of defeat and Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X. This new power gave Charizard the ability to defeat Mewtwo, allowing Red to catch it.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Mr. Fuji in Pokémon Adventures
Mr. Fuji first appeared in Sigh for Psyduck, when he met Red in Lavender Town, on his way to pay his respects to his Doduo's grave. Mr. Fuji invited Red to his house and told him about the Pokémon Tower and the ghosts in there. Because of them, he was unable to bury his Pokémon in a proper place. Red then saw a photo of Blue with Mr. Fuji, who told him that the had gone to the Pokémon Tower to defy the presence of any ghosts two weeks earlier, which made Red willing to go there as well. Once Blue defeated Koga and the truth about the ghosts was revealed to the citizens of Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji could finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest at the Pokémon Tower.
In The Last Battle XIII, he makes a cameo appearance as one of the Pokémon Fan Club members who sent Pokémon to help defeat Lugia and Ho-Oh in Ilex Forest.
In Double Down Deoxys, he makes a cameo appearance in a photo in Blaine's photo album, standing shoulder to shoulder with him in a jungle.
In Epilogue, he makes a cameo appearance in one of the ships heading to the Battle Frontier.
In the Pokémon Zensho manga
Dr. Fuji appeared in PZ05 and PZ09.
In the TCG
- Main article: Mr. Fuji (Fossil 58)
Mr. Fuji was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era). First released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion, it later debuted in English in the Fossil expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by Ken Sugimori. Mr. Fuji allows the player to add a Pokémon on their Bench, and all cards attached to it, to their deck and then shuffle it.
||フジ老人 Elder Fuji
||From フジ Fuji, Wisteria, a genus of plants with purple flowers. This may be because he lives in Cion Town, named for the purple color of a flower.
||Same as Japanese name
||등나무노인 Elder Deung-namu
||From 등나무 Deung-namu, the Korean name for Wisteria floribunda, the "Japanese Wisteria"
||富士老人 Elder Fùshì
||From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji
||富士老人 Elder Fusih
||From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji
|From his English name
||Ông lão Fuji
||Transliteration from his Japanese name