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Reggie (Japanese: レイジ Reiji) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Breeder from Veilstone City and Paul's older brother.
At some point, Reggie was a Pokémon Trainer who ultimately earned eight Badges from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh. He also challenged the Battle Frontier and won six of the seven Frontier Symbols. As revealed in Aiding the Enemy, he decided to become a Pokémon Breeder after failing to get the Brave Symbol and being told by Brandon that he lacked a unique battle strategy.
Reggie debuted in Lost Leader Strategy!. During this meeting, he and Ash competed in a three-on-three match; although Ash's Staravia lost to his Swalot, Turtwig and Pikachu successfully defeated his Bibarel and Staraptor respectively.
In Crossing the Battle Line!, Reggie and his Staraptor helped Ash's Staravia learn Brave Bird. He also watched the battle between Dawn and Maylene at the Veilstone Gym. In Enter Galactic!, he used Paul's Electabuzz to help Ash defend the meteorites from Team Galactic.
He appeared in a cameo in Saving the World From Ruins!. He later physically appeared in A Pyramiding Rage!, where he watched his brother's battle against Brandon. Reggie's past as a Trainer was revealed, along with Paul's subsequent desire to become stronger.
In Pedal to the Mettle! and Evolving Strategies!, Reggie traveled to Lake Acuity to watch the Full Battle between Ash and Paul, which was suggested by him at the end of A Pyramiding Rage! as a means of seeing how far the two Trainers had developed. He was revealed to have called battle judge Olivier to preside over the battle.
In Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, Reggie explained that work was keeping him from attending the Lily of the Valley Conference, though he watched the event on television. After discussing Paul's Pokémon lineup and what he learned as a result of meeting Ash, Reggie encouraged his brother to win. Later, after Paul lost, Reggie informed both his own Pokémon and Paul's, but commented the battle had only made Paul stronger. He then suggested a battle to Paul once he returned home.
Following his loss to Brandon, Reggie became a Pokémon Breeder to channel his skills with Pokémon. Unlike Paul, the loss left Reggie with an insight into true strength, along with a calm and optimistic nature. Despite his retirement from training Pokémon, Reggie remains a strong competitor, as witnessed in his match against Ash in Lost Leader Strategy!. He suggests strategies to Paul and even raises his younger brother's Pokémon.
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This listing is of Reggie's known Pokémon in the anime:
It was mentioned in Lost Leader Strategy! that Reggie takes care of Paul's other reserve Pokémon as well. Paul had left Electabuzz with Reggie prior to Lost Leader Strategy! and had taken it back before Chim - Charred!.
Other Pokémon seen in Reggie's care
It is unknown if any of these Pokémon belong to Paul; possibly none of them, given Paul's recruitment methods. Also, Paul may not be the only Trainer Reggie looks after Pokémon for and the above ones may belong to other various Trainers.
All Badges and Symbols were obtained prior to Following A Maiden's Voyage!.
Indigo League Badges
Johto League Badges
Hoenn League Badges
Sinnoh League Badges
Battle Frontier Symbols
|| レイジ Reiji
|| Possibly from 礼 rei (courtesy/propriety), as compared to the 信 shin (trust/confidence) in Shinji (Paul).
|| Similar to his Japanese name. Also similar to "Regi", the prefix common to all the names of the Legendary titans, the main Pokémon belonging to the one Frontier Brain he couldn't beat.
|| 진환 Jinhwan
|| Shares the character 진 jin with his younger brother.
|| 雷司 Léisī
|| Sounds similar to Reiji. Shares the character 司 with his younger brother. Also similar to 雷吉 Léijí, the common prefix of the legendary titans.