Pokémon Fan Club Chairman

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The Kanto Fan Club's Chairman in the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman (Japanese: ポケモン 大好きクラブ かいちょう Pokémon Lovers Club President) is the head of the Pokémon Fan Club, a Pokémon lover association. There are five known chairmen, all of them being Gentlemen or Monsieurs.

The chairman's original design originates from real-life Pokémon Daisuki Club promotional materials, especially those related to Pokémon Stamp series, where he appears as an image character, portrayed by a real-life man.[1] This design was later used in various Pokémon media, most famously the Pokémon Adventures manga.

In the core series games

There are five chairmen, each appearing in their respective regions. They all seem to have a common interest in talking about their Pokémon.


The Kanto Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appears in the fan clubhouse in Vermilion City in Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as in their Generation III remakes. He talks about his two favorite Pokémon, Rapidash and Fearow at length, and then gives the player a Bike Voucher, which can be redeemed for a Bicycle at the bicycle shop in Cerulean City. In Pokémon Yellow, he has a new hobby: taking Pokémon photos. The big photos of his Rapidash and Fearow can be seen on the walls of the clubhouse. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, because of the removal of the Bicycle, the chairman gives the player a set of clothing to match their Partner Pokémon.

He appears again in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, as well as their Generation IV remakes, in the same location. Again, he talks about his Rapidash, but this time he gives the player a Rare Candy for listening to his story. He also claims to have raised over 150 Pokémon in his life.


Generation VII only

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The Hoenn Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is at the club house in Slateport City. He brags about his greatness and claims to spend his time now witnessing how others raise their Pokémon, instead of besting everyone. He also gives out Scarves when the player shows him a Pokémon with a condition high enough in the scarf's respective concentration, which boosts the Pokémon's condition in Contests and Super Contests.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a portrait of the chairman shows him with a Pikachu.

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The Sinnoh Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Hearthome City, where he gives the player the Poffin Case. He says that his Fan Club is number one nationwide, primarily because he brags more than anyone. However, he has discontinued his gloating, as he has received several complaints about it. This may explain why only one member is found in his club, as a Pokéfan in Johto states, that "Pokéfans have a policy of not listening to other people brag."

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The Unova Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Icirrus City. He asks the player to show him one of their Pokémon, and gives out gifts that vary based on how many levels the Pokémon has gained since it was obtained. For 25 to 49 levels, he gives an Exp. Share; for 50 to 98 levels, he gives a Cleanse Tag; and for 99 levels, he gives a King's Rock. He only gives out each item once.


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The Kalos Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Laverre City. He asks the player to show him one of their Pokémon, and gives the player an Effort Ribbon to put on the Pokémon.


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Main article: Pokémon Fan Club Chairman/Quotes

In the anime

Mr. Sukizo

Main series

Main article: Mr. Sukizo

In the Pokémon anime, Mr. Sukizo is the President of the Pokémon Fan Club. He is a man of few words who, along with Mr. Contesta and Nurse Joy, serves as a judge for Pokémon Contests and related events, such as the Grand Festival and the Wallace Cup. He also judged the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest, which was organized by fellow members of the Pokémon Fan Club.

The Chairman in Pokémon Origins

Pokémon Origins

The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appeared briefly in File 2: Cubone. He gave Red a Bike Voucher so he could get a free bicycle. Presumably, Red revisited the chairman to show him the bike, as he is seen waving to the chairman as he walks off with it.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Three of the chairmen appear in Pokémon Adventures manga.

Red, Green & Blue arc

The chairman of the Kanto fan club's first appearance was in Danger: High Voltorb where he forced Red to be part of the community and even borrowed his Pikachu. His Abra, along with all the members' Pokémon were stolen by Lt. Surge. When Red hears about that, he goes to the S.S. Anne to rescue them and give them back to members of the fan club. When the chairman sees that his Abra evolved into Alakazam while being on the ship, he faints. By the time of the Yellow arc, he becomes inspired to take up Pokémon battling after seeing Red win the Indigo League.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Hoenn's chairman appears in Tripped Up by Torkoal. He meets Ruby and shows him around Slateport City, after which he escorts him to the Contest Hall. He also shows him that not all people in Hoenn are "barbaric" and want to battle with Pokémon. He, along with Ruby, Captain Stern and Dock were abducted and taken to a shipyard as hostages. Days after the incident, he and Dock still displayed effects of being exposed to smoke.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

Kanto's chairman briefly reappears in Start the Countdown, Starmie, witnessing the stalling Team Rocket airship heading towards Vermilion City.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Hoenn's chairman appears in Swampert Smashes, where he was seen watching the news about the meteor that was about to hit the planet in several days.

Diamond & Pearl arc

Sinnoh's chairman appears in Perturbed by Pachirisu. He meets the main trio in Hearthome City and leads them to the Fan Club building, where he gives them a Poffin Case. He also tells the trio basic knowledge about the Contests and Poffins and works as a mentor of some sort for them. After Diamond gets busy cooking Poffins and Platinum practices dance moves with her Pokémon, the Fan Club chairman recommends that Pearl works on the move appeal strategy for Platinum's upcoming Contest.


The chairmen are all short odd old men who often give the status of an honorary club member to people they meet who have Pokémon with them.

All of the chairmen appear very similar to each other. While their relations to each other have never been explained, the Hoenn chairman mentions having a brother.


This is a listing of the Kanto Fan Club Chairman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand
Chairman's Abra

Chairman's Alakazam
Abra → Kadabra → Alakazam
The Chairman has owned Alakazam since it was an Abra. Abra was kidnapped by Team Rocket on the S.S. Anne. After Red defeated Lt. Surge's Electabuzz with his Poliwrath, Alakazam was returned to the Chairman. However, as Abra evolved twice and the size was bigger than what the Chairman expected, he faints.

None of Alakazam's moves are known.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb
Chairman's Rapidash
Rapidash was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow arc. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Fearow. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Rapidash's only known move is Pay Day*.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)
Chairman's Fearow
Fearow was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow arc. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Rapidash. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Fearow's only known move is Pay Day* and its Ability is Keen Eye.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)
Main article: Pika

The chairman borrowed Red's Pika before he boarded the S.S. Anne.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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The chairman in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Pokémon Fan Club chairman first appeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present, where he was in a poor town and this discouraged him from celebrating Christmas. Giovanni came by to cause trouble. After he was defeated by Clefairy, Giovanni decided to make things up by having Meowth bake a cake for him. However, the cake had a Voltorb inside and exploded when Clefairy sliced the cake. This made the Kanto chairman and everyone else mad at Clefairy.

A chairman from Johto first appeared in Togepi's Determination!. He noticed that Togepi doesn't get that much attention unlike Red's Pikachu and Clefairy. This made Red think of the time that his Clefairy and Pikachu were in a wrestling match. Red then sadly admitted that the chairman was right. Afterwards, the chairman, Red and his Pokémon race over to an amusement park. They get in and watch his Tyrogue jump off a mountain. The chairman has a race with Red and his Pokémon. While Red was battling a Weedle, the chairman rushes over to stop Togepi from getting hurt. After Red explained some things to him, he let Togepi continue the battle with the Weedle. However, as he predicted, Togepi got hurt.

After the competition, the chairman explained to Red about a Pokémon Dome he wanted to go to and wants Togepi to come along. Red begs him not to do this but his decision was final. Red tried disguising Clefairy as Togepi but the chairman saw through his disguise. After Togepi decided to go with the chairman, the chairman became very excited with joy. He and Togepi go on a ship to the Pokémon Dome where they wave their farewells to Red and the group, with Togepi crying about it. However, a surprise was awaiting Red and the group which was the Tyrogue he had.

The Johto chairman reappeared in The Food Battle, where his Togepi reunited with Red and his Pokémon. He challenged the group to a food eating contest using his Togepi. Even though Red almost won, a single grain left over costed him the competition, whereas Togepi was able to finish the whole bowl. The chairman made a cameo in a flashback in PMHGSS23 when Tyrogue recalled the time that he was under his ownership.


Here is a listing of the Johto chairman's Pokémon:

On hand
Chairman Togepi PM.png

Traded away
Chairman Tyrogue PM.png

Pokémon Zensho

The Chairman in Pokémon Zensho

The chairman appeared in PZ04.


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In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Président du Fan Club Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Vorsitzender des Pokémon-Fanclubs
Italy Flag.png Italian Presidente del Pokémon Fan Club
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬애호가클럽 회장 Pokémon Lovers Club President
Spain Flag.png Spanish Presidente del Club de Fans de Pokémon
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hội trưởng Câu lạc bộ hâm mộ Pokémon

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMom (Kanto)Mom (LGPE)RedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillCelioMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanErik and SaraTealaMinaCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesmanName RaterDay-Care PersonMr. Hyper
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoxy and OliRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineCaitlinJuliaJordanDexterKeiraMr. BacklotMorimoto
Underground ManMr. GoodsMr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentDr. FootstepPokémon Fan Club ChairmanHelenaKetch Appy
Team GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaLookerNColressMorimotoNishinoPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge
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