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レンジ Renji
Ren JN.png
Ren in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Anime debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
English voice actor Billy Kametz (JN002-JN093)
Barrett Leddy (JN098-present)
Japanese voice actor Noriaki Kanze

Ren (Japanese: レンジ Renji) is a recurring character in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He is one of Professor Cerise's assistants, alongside Chrysa.


Ren adopting Francois


In There's a New Kid in Town!, it was revealed that Ren had been helping Professor Cerise since he was a student, trying to do research on Yamper. However, Chloe disapproved of this and was always angry with him. Because of that, Ren always tried to research Yamper during times when Chloe was not around.

In the past, Ren met a Magnemite who lived in an old fashioned restaurant that he frequented, as time went on the restaurant was forced to close. This made Ren decide to adopt the Magnemite, who at first was reluctant and run away. Ren then went in search of the Pokémon and, after much searching, he found it next to several lamps that were thrown in the trash. Ren decided to nickname the Magnemite "Francois" after the cafe they met on. Subsequently, he tried making it as comfortable as possible, starting with an old lamp that Ren had at home and that Francois felt an affinity for.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series


Ren debuted in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, where he attended the opening of Cerise Laboratory. He later saw Professor Oak and Delia off as they returned to Pallet Town. In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, he apologized for being late due to a traffic jam caused by a mass outbreak of Ivysaur.

In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Ren was the first to be attacked by the Gengar who had been terrorizing the lab.

In It's All in the Name!, following a magnetic storm, multiple Magnemite went crazy in the Vermilion City area, forcing Ren to protect Francois from the influence that had driven them to behave unnaturally until it was ended.

In Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, Ren became a fan of Team Rocket's new radio show and won himself a Premier Ball from them.


Ren is skilled despite his unkempt appearance. He appears to be knowledgeable about Pokémon, which was best displayed when he explained the Dratini evolutionary family to Ash and Goh.

He also seems to be afraid of paranormal activities and ghosts, including Gengar. Moreover, he believed Goh's claims regarding Gengar's curse. In How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm?, it's revealed that he has been uncomfortable with such activities from the time when he was Cerise's student along with Laxton.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, it's revealed that he helps Goh with his school studies.

Ren is seen to be a considerate and dedicated Trainer to his Magnemite, going to great lengths to ensure its safety while endangering himself in the process. He is seen to be very patient and accommodating to Francois and its peculiar habits, doing his utmost to make sure it is comfortable.


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

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Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 観世智顕 Noriaki Kanze
English Billy Kametz (JN002-JN093)
Barrett Leddy (JN098-present)
Arabic غسان حداد Ghassan Haddad
Danish Daniel Vognstrup Jørgensen
Finnish Jon-Jon Geitel
European French Xavier Percy
Indonesian Rahmad Ilmanto
Italian Gianandrea Muià
Korean 김민주 Kim Minjoo
Norwegian Sebastian Warholm
Polish Przemysław Niedzielski
Portuguese Brazil Cafi Balloussier
Portugal Emanuel Oliveira
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Sergio Liébana


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Artwork from "After the story" [1] Artwork from "After the story"


Language Name Origin
Japanese レンジ Renji Possibly from 蓮 ren (lotus), orange, or 妙蓮寺駅 Myōrenji-eki (Myōrenji Station, a train station in Yokohama located one stop away from Kikuna Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line.
English, French,
Italian, Spanish
Ren Similar to his Japanese name and from 蓮 ren (Japanese for lotus)
German René Similar to his English name
Korean 렌지 Renji Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 蓮司 Liánsī From the Japanese name 蓮司 Renji and contains 蓮 lián (lotus)
Dutch Rens Similar to his English name
Brazilian Portuguese Renê Similar to his English name

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLunalaNecrozmaStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioDrone RotomHero duoLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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