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オサム Osamu
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut The Mystery is History
English voice actor Kayzie Rogers
Japanese voice actor Motoko Kumai

Oliver (Japanese: オサム Osamu) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime who appeared in The Mystery is History, A Parent Trapped!, and A Promise is a Promise. He lives near Ogi Isle.

In the anime

Ash, Ritchie, and his friends met up with Oliver while they were searching for a mysterious Pokémon. What they didn't know is that it was Oliver who had found the mysterious Pokémon, which ended up being a baby Lugia named Silver. Oliver worked hard to protect Silver from Team Rocket, but they ended up capturing the child, as well as its parent and Ash and his friends.

Using his Lanturn, Oliver snuck into Team Rocket's underwater base and was able to help free the two Pokémon as well as his friends. Knowing that Silver would be safer with its parent than with him, he bid a tearful goodbye to his friend. He then said goodbye to Ash and his friends as they left the Whirl Islands.


Oliver's Lanturn
Lanturn is Oliver's only Pokémon, which he mostly uses to swim on. It first appeared with Oliver trying to cover up the secret of a baby Lugia. Later, when Team Rocket attempted to capture Silver and Oliver, Lanturn and Silver called for help from Ash and his friends. It was later revealed that Silver saved Lanturn and Oliver from drowning once. After helping them, Lanturn was shown to be good friends with Silver. In the next episode, Lanturn and the gang attempted to free Lugia, which failed.

Lanturn and Oliver attempted again to get into Team Rocket's underwater base, which they successfully did. Lanturn was last seen saying goodbye to Silver and its mother when they were freed from Team Rocket.

None of its moves are known.

Debut The Mystery is History


Main article: Silver (Johto)

Oliver found Silver after it had wandered away from its parent. Despite the fact that he never captured it in a Poké Ball, Oliver claimed it as his own. He played with Silver all day long and they both enjoyed it. However, Team Rocket was also watching. Dr. Namba assigned Butch and Cassidy to capture Silver in order to lure the parent Lugia in. This was part of Namba's plan to attach his invention to Lugia, making it extremely angry and extremely powerful.

Ash, his friends, and Ritchie all teamed up to free Silver and its parent. After freeing Silver, Ash and Ritchie tried to convince the parent Lugia that not all humans are bad. Their convincing worked, since Lugia used Safeguard to protect Ash and the others from falling debris.

Oliver agreed that Silver should be released to its parent. Although he was saddened, he knew that it was for the best.

Debut The Mystery is History 
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Megumi Hayashibara

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese くまいもとこ Motoko Kumai
English Kayzie Rogers
Polish Monika Jarosińska
European Spanish Sara Vivas

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Oliver appeared in Let's Save The Lugia! of the Ash & Pikachu manga.

Ash & Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaSusieTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family

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