Rei (game)

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テル Teru
Legends Arceus Rei.png
Art from Legends: Arceus
Age ~15[1]
Gender Male
Eye color Slate gray*, light blue*
Hair color Slate gray*, blonde*, black*
Hometown Jubilife Village (original hometown unknown)
Region Hisui (original region unknown)
Trainer class The Survey Corps'
Generation VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Rei (Masters)
Games Legends: Arceus, Masters EX
English voice actor Tatsuya Katono (Legends: Arceus)
Unknown (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Tatsuya Katono (Legends: Arceus)
Junta Terashima (Masters EX)
Member of Galaxy Team
Rank Member, Survey Corps
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4)
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A

Rei (Japanese: テル Teru) is the male player character of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and acts as a non-playable character in the same game if the player chooses to play as his female counterpart, Akari. He is a member of the Galaxy Team's Survey Corps. Along with Akari, he's the only Trainer to use the Trainer class The Survey Corps' (Japanese: ちょうさたい).

He bears a striking resemblance to Lucas of the modern day, but the relationship between the two, if any, is unknown.

In the core series games

As the protagonist

Website blurb: "As the protagonist of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, you’ll join the Galaxy Team as a member of the Survey Corps. Your goal will be to meet every species of Pokémon from every corner of the Hisui region as you work to complete the land’s first-ever Pokédex."

Rei finds himself in a strange void and is sent to Hisui by Arceus, who tasks him with seeking out all Pokémon and transforms his smartphone into the Arc Phone. A stranger to the land and wearing odd clothes, he meets Professor Laventon, who invites him to join the Galaxy Team Survey Corps of Jubilife Village as a way of obtaining food and shelter. The Survey Corps also wish to fill out the Pokédex, and so, after proving himself worthy through trials set by Captain Cyllene, Rei is admitted into their ranks.

As part of his duties, he is directed by Commander Kamado to seek out the recently frenzied noble Pokémon and quell their frenzy. After all of them are quelled, the rift in the sky that caused the frenzies expands even further. As such, Kamado banishes Rei from Jubilife Village out of suspicion. He follows the merchant Volo to meet with Cogita, where he heeds their guidance and seeks out the lake guardians in order to obtain the Red Chain. He allies with the leader of the Diamond Clan, Adaman, or the leader of the Pearl Clan, Irida, to have them aid him in his task. Though the Red Chain fails to work as originally planned, Rei is still able to catch Dialga, if he sided with Adaman, or Palkia, if he sided with Irida. The other, frenzied counterpart is later stopped by Rei with the use the Origin Ball crafted from remnants of the Red Chain, ultimately causing the rift to disappear.

Afterwards, Rei collects the Plates with Volo and Cogita's help. Once 17 of the 18 Plates have been collected, Rei meets with Volo atop Mount Coronet, where it is revealed that Volo's consorting with Giratina was the cause of the rift. He attacks Rei in an attempt to take the Plates for himself. After being defeated, he gives Rei the final Plate, the Spooky Plate, allowing Rei to obtain the Azure Flute.

Once Rei has completed the Pokédex, he returns to the summit of Mount Coronet and plays the Azure Flute, revealing a glowing stairway that leads him to the Hall of Origin, where Arceus challenges him. After being defeated, Arceus grants Rei a fragment of itself and the Legend Plate.

As a non-playable character

Website blurb: "A Survey Corps member who’s close to your age and has been with the Survey Corps for some time. The appearance you choose at the beginning of the game will determine whether Akari or Rei appears as your fellow team member."

Rei works as Professor Laventon's assistant, helping to teach the player how to catch Pokémon and how crafting works. Each time the player completes a mission, he joins the Professor and the player for some potato mochi. During the game's climax, he assists the Professor in crafting the Origin Ball.


First battle

Second battle

Pikachu has effort level 1 in all its stats.

Third battle

Pikachu has effort level 1 in all its stats.

Fourth battle (Version 1.1.0 onwards)

All of Rei's Pokémon have effort level 5 in their stats, except for Pikachu which instead has effort level 7.

Rowlet If the player chose Rowlet:

Cyndaquil If the player chose Cyndaquil:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:

Before Request 98

Pikachu has effort level 3 in all its stats.

After Request 98 (Version 1.1.0+)

Rowlet If the player chose Rowlet:

Cyndaquil If the player chose Cyndaquil:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:

In the spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Main article: Style (GO)

For the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Rei's outfit was released as free style options in Pokémon GO.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Rei (Masters)

Rei, who is based on the player character, forms a sync pair with Hisuian Decidueye in Pokémon Masters EX. Rei became a playable sync pair on October 1, 2023.

Rei first appeared as an NPC during the story event Together in an Unknown Land. In this game, Rei arrived on Pasio by traveling through a space-time rift, where he also mentions that present-day Pasio feels familiar to him, but he doesn't think this is the world he was originally from. It has also been pointed out by multiple characters in the game, about the similarities between him and Lucas.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#184 VSRei Masters.png Rei #0724 MastersIcon724H.png Decidueye Buddy Move Icon Masters.png
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Masters.png
FlyingIC Masters.png
Masters Sprint.png ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout


Main article: Rei (game)/Quotes

In the anime

Rei in the anime

Rei appeared in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4), where he was seen crafting a Poké Ball before setting off on a journey.


This listing is of Rei's known Pokémon in the anime:

Oshawott, Rowlet, and Cyndaquil
Oshawott, Rowlet, and Cyndaquil
Oshawott, Rowlet, and Cyndaquil appeared alongside Rei as he was seen adventuring Hisui.

None of their moves are known.

Debut The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4)

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Rei or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Rei's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Hippopotas Fighting Astral Radiance Common 079/189 Battle Region C 041/067
Hisuian Arcanine Fighting Lost Origin TGH TG08/TG30 Dark Phantasma CHR 075/071
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Friends in Hisui Su Crown Zenith Uncommon 130/159 VSTAR Universe   160/172
Crown Zenith Rare Ultra 148/159 VSTAR Universe SR 249/172




Legends Arceus Rei.png Legends Arceus artwork 1.jpg
Artwork from Legends: Arceus Key artwork from Legends: Arceus
Legends Arceus Base camp.png Legends Arceus ecology.png
Artwork at a base camp from Legends: Arceus Artwork conducting research from Legends: Arceus
Pokémon Legends Arceus key art.png
Key Artwork for Legends: Arceus

Concept art

Rei Akari LA concept art.jpg
Concept art of Rei and Akari from Legends: Arceus


Hisui Days Merch 1 Hitoshi Ariga.jpg Hisui Days Merch 2 Hitoshi Ariga.jpg
Key artwork for the Hisui Days merchandise line illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga

Raw TCG artwork

For all images and products relating to this character in the TCG, see their In the TCG section
Art Life 20230128 Friends in Hisui.jpg
Artwork for the Friends in Hisui full art
illustrated by Kinu Nishimura for Crown Zenith

Game assets

Sprites and models

Rei Select 1.png Rei Select 2.png
Rei Select 3.png Rei Select 4.png
Choosing the player's appearance
at the beginning of Legends: Arceus



Language Name Origin
Japanese テル Teru From 照る teru (to shine)
English Rei From ray
German Lumius From lūmen (Latin for light)
Spanish Luka From lux (Latin for light) or λευκός leukós (Ancient Greek for bright)
French Aurel From aurore (dawn) or aurum (Latin for gold, luster), similar to Aurore.
Italian Luca From luce (light)
Korean 영빈 Yeongbin From 영 (映) yeong (shine) and 빈 (彬) bin (shine) or 빛나다 binnada (to shine)
Chinese (Mandarin) 明耀 Míngyào From 明 míng / mìhng (bright) and 耀 yào / yiuh (shine)
Chinese (Cantonese) 明耀 Mìhngyiuh
Russian Рей Transcription of his English name


  1. Cyllene: "Hmm. You look to be 15 or so. Quite old enough to work for your keep." (Pokémon Legends: Arceus)

Commander: Kamado
Captains: CylleneZisuPesselleTao HuaSanquaColza
Members: Professor LaventonRei (Masters) • Akari (Masters) • BeniRye
Former members: CharmCloverCoin
Locations: Jubilife VillageGalaxy HallBase camps
See also: Pearl ClanDiamond Clan

Player characters
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Spin-off games MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie

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