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Seymour (Japanese: リカオ Rikao) is a character of the day who appeared in Clefairy and the Moon Stone. He is a scientist who investigated Mt. Moon, observing the various Clefairy and Clefable.

Seymour is from Pewter City and works for the Pewter Museum of Science, as revealed the Japanese version. He often enjoys talking in rhymes, such as "we've studied its fragments for many an hour, and discovered it increases a Pokémon's power." In the Japanese version, instead of reciting poetry, he is enchanted by the romantic aspects of the moon.

Ash and his friends saw Seymour being attacked by a group of Zubat. Pikachu saved Seymour by scaring the Zubat away, which Seymour was thankful for. He explained to Ash and his friends that he was on Mt. Moon in order to investigate the reason why Pokémon here were behaving strangely. After discovering it was Team Rocket's scheme, the trio was sent away, and Ash's group began to follow a Clefairy. Seymour revealed his theory that the Clefairy came from space in a shuttle created from a Moon Stone. After witnessing several Clefairy evolve into Clefable with fragments of a giant Moon Stone, Seymour decided to live on Mt. Moon with the Clefairy and Clefable.

He reappeared in a flashback in Bye Bye Butterfree.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 岩永哲哉 Tetsuya Iwanaga
English Adam Blaustein
Czech Radek Hoppe
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Grzegorz Hołówko
Brazilian Portuguese Sílvio Giraldi
Spanish Latin America Alfredo Gabriel Basurto
Spain Rafa Romero


  • His name is a play on 理科 rika, which means "science".

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