Phony Pokémon interpreters

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Phony Pokémon interpreters
The leader of the Phony Pokémon interpreters

The phony Pokémon interpreters are four characters of the day who appeared in The Poké Spokesman. They served as the main antagonists of the episode.

The gang of thugs had been running a fake Pokémon interpreter scam, and profiting off their fake services. Their conduct was not unnoticed by the authorities, and Officer Jenny was preparing to arrest Simon, who was a practicing Pokémon interpreter and appeared to match the police report descriptions.

They soon fired missiles at Simon, Ash, and his friends to blind them with a smokescreen, giving them a chance to nab Simon. They dragged him away and wanted him to join their group, as he had the ability to talk to Pokémon. Despite threats of violence, Simon refused since he felt that their actions were wrong, and he later escaped.

After Simon checked up on Ash's Pikachu to see if he was okay, the fake Pokémon interpreters showed up again, now at a Pokémon Center with their Magnemite and Magneton. In an extortion attempt, the leader of the con men ordered his gang's Pokémon to absorb the electricity of the Pokémon Center. They ignored Nurse Joy's pleas, but Simon's ability to communicate with Pokémon led the Magnemite and Magneton to stop their attack. The leader of the phony Pokémon interpreters was angry about their laziness and decided to kick Magnemite in order to teach it a lesson. However, Pikachu energized the Magnemite and Magneton with an Electric attack, giving the Magnet Pokémon the power to stand up to their cruel Trainers. The phony Pokémon interpreters got shocked by their own Pokémon and were then arrested by Officer Jenny.

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Previously owned

Phony Pokémon interpreters's Magnemite
Magnemite (×3)
The men owned three Magnemite, which they had deliberately starved of electricity in the lead up to their extortion attempt at the Pokémon Center. After Simon finished telling Ash and his friends the story about his past, the men ordered the Magnemite to steal the electricity of a local Pokémon Center. After Simon talked to the Magnemite, they stopped their actions and floated back to the ground from exhaustion. The leader of the con men became very angry and was about to kick one of the Magnemite until Pikachu recharged them with his own electricity. This act made them turn against the phony Pokémon interpreters and shock them.

None of Magnemite's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart (all)
Phony Pokémon interpreters's Magneton
Magneton (×2)
The men owned two Magneton, who were also involved in attempt to force Simon to join the phony Pokémon interpreter operation. They had been starved of electricity prior to the attempted extortion to make them more compliant with the gang's bidding. Simon managed to convince the Magneton to consider the Pokémon they were harming, and eventually they heeded his message. Pikachu then recharged them with his own electricity. This act made them turn against the phony Pokémon interpreters and shock them.

None of Magneton's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart (both)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Leader: 内田直哉 Naoya Uchida
Henchman 1: 茂木優 Masaru Motegi
Henchman 2: 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi
European Spanish Leader: Carlos Kaniowski


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