Pokémon League entrance exam instructor

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The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor is a character of the day who appeared in The Ultimate Test. He was never given any official name.

His job is to oversee the Pokémon League Admissions Exam. He also loans random sets of three Pokémon to the test-takers during the final portion of the test to compete in a battle against him.

He first appeared when Ash, Team Rocket, and Nurse Joy signed up for the Pokémon League Admissions Exam. After signing up, Ash gave him his Pokémon on the counter, save for Pikachu in which he gave to Misty, as he wasn't allowed to have his own Pokémon during the exam. As the exam began, the instructor proctored the students on the first and second part of it. When Jessie was getting disruptive during the second part of the exam as she thought that the questions were hard, the instructor expelled her.

During the third part of the entrance exam, he told Ash and James to pick a set of rental Pokémon for the match while Nurse Joy battled another instructor. After Nurse Joy won, the head instructor battled James. When James sent out two Pokémon at once, he was immediately disqualified. Ash battled him next and went up against his three Eeveelutions. When Team Rocket's Meowth freed the Meowth who was battling Vaporeon from ice, the instructor wanted to catch him, but before he did so, James returned with the instructor's Pokémon. He ordered them to attack the instructor, but the instructor ordered them to turn around, causing the Pokémon to attack Team Rocket instead.

After Team Rocket was defeated, the instructor had to restart the exam because of Team Rocket's interference. He offered Ash to retake it, but Ash declined as he chose to stick to battling in order to get into the Pokémon League.

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Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Squirtle
Squirtle
Squirtle was used by Nurse Joy to battle the instructor's Charmander. It quickly defeated Charmander using first a Water Gun and then a Skull Bash attack.

Squirtle's known moves are Water Gun and Skull Bash*.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Charmander
Charmander
The instructor sent out Charmander to battle Nurse Joy's Squirtle, but it was easily defeated.

None of Charmander's moves are known.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Michael Haigney
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu was the first Pokémon used by James in the final portion of the test. Given his numerous defeats at the hands of Ash's Pikachu, James felt confident in his victory, but his opponent ended up being a Graveler, who was unaffected by Pikachu's Electric moves and easily defeated it. Later, Meowth tried to have Pikachu attack the instructor, only for the instructor to have it turn around and attack Meowth instead.

Pikachu's known moves are Thunderbolt and Thunder.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Graveler
Graveler
Graveler was used by the instructor to battle James's Pikachu. Being a Ground type, it was unaffected by Pikachu's Thunderbolt and proceeded to easily defeat it.

Graveler's only known move is Tackle.

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Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Ivysaur
Ivysaur
Ivysaur was the second Pokémon sent out by James in the final portion of the exam. He sent it out together with Charizard, only to be disqualified for sending out two Pokémon at once. Later, Jessie tried to have Ivysaur attack the instructor, only for the instructor to have it turn around and attack Jessie instead.

Ivysaur's only known move is Vine Whip.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Tara Jayne
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Charizard
Charizard
Charizard was the third Pokémon used by James for the final portion of his exam. He sent it out together with Ivysaur, only to be disqualified for sending out two Pokémon at once. Later, James tried to have Charizard attack the instructor, only for the instructor to have it turn around and attack James instead.

Charizard's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Shin-ichiro Miki
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Flareon
Flareon
Flareon was the second Pokémon used by the instructor in his battle against Ash, facing against Ash's Weezing. Despite initially having the upper hand, Flareon was ultimately defeated by the Poison Gas Pokémon.

Flareon's known moves are Flamethrower and Leer.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing
Weezing
Weezing was the first Pokémon used by Ash in the final portion of the exam, facing against the instructor's Flareon. At first, Weezing was was forced to dodge Flareon's Flamethrowers while Ash tried to remember its attacks, but once he did, he quickly turned things around and ended up winning. Later, when Team Rocket tried to steal the Pokémon they had loaned, Ash used Weezing to attack James, before sending the villainous trio blasting off with Explosion.

Weezing's known moves are Smog, Smokescreen, Tackle, and Explosion.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Eric Stuart
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Jolteon
Jolteon
Jolteon was the first Pokémon used by the instructor in his battle against Ash, where it faced Ash's Arbok. While Arbok was able to immobilize Jolteon with Glare, Ash failed to take Jolteon's spikes into account during his counterattack, allowing Jolteon to defeat Arbok as soon as it could move again.

Jolteon's known moves are Agility and Thunder.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok was used by Ash as his second Pokémon in the final portion of the test, where it faced the instructor's Jolteon. While Arbok was able to immobilize Jolteon with Glare, it was hurt by its spikes when it tried to use Wrap, giving Jolteon a chance to recover and defeat Arbok. Later, when Team Rocket tried to steal the Pokémon they had loaned, Ash used Arbok to attack Jessie.

Arbok's known moves are Glare and Wrap.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Meowth
Meowth
Meowth was the third and last Pokémon to be used by Ash in the final portion of the exam, facing against the instructor's Vaporeon. Team Rocket's Meowth told Ash to attack with Fury Swipes, but Ash's Meowth was frozen by an Ice Beam before the move could even connect, causing it to lose. When Team Rocket tried to steal the Pokémon they had loaned, Ash used his borrowed Meowth to attack Team Rocket's Meowth. After Team Rocket had been sent blasting off, it turned out that Team Rocket's Meowth had accidentally switched places with the instructor's Meowth. The mix-up was resolved sometime after the end of the episode.

Meowth's only known move is Fury Swipes.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Chiyako Shibahara
English Adam Blaustein
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Vaporeon was the third and last Pokémon used by the instructor in his match against Ash's Meowth. It froze Meowth with a single Ice Beam, winning the battle instantly.

Vaporeon's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut The Ultimate Test
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Rachael Lillis

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi
English Ted Lewis
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Hebrew גיורא קנת Giora Kenneth
Italian Gianluca Iacono (Mediaset dub)
Stefano Albertini (K2 dub)
Norwegian Even Rasmussen
Polish Krzysztof Zakrzewski
European Spanish Daniel Sánchez


Trivia

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