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If you were looking for the character known as Shiro in prerelease screenshots, see Hilda (game).

Shiro (Japanese: ジロウ Jirō) is a character of the day who appeared in Two Hits and a Miss.

Shiro is a Fighting-type Trainer who earned himself the nickname of "Dojo Destroyer" after he had claimed victory over 11 fighting dojos. After each victory, he would take their plaques as trophies in the hopes of gaining his future students' respect.

Shiro showed up at Kenzo's dojo one day, saying he wanted to battle it in order to achieve his goal of becoming a Shihan and opening his own Fighting Dojo in his hometown. Kenzo accepted Shiro's battle challenge, but forfeited because of his bad back. Kenzo did not want his granddaughter Chigusa to be the next Shihan, but because he could not battle himself, he allowed her to battle Shiro instead. She eventually succeeded in defeating Shiro after training with Ash, by using her Hitmontop. Shiro then told Kenzo that he saw why his dojo had such an excellent reputation, with Kenzo replying that he was gracious in defeat.


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This listing is of Shiro's Pokémon in the anime:

Shiro's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee is Shiro's only known Pokémon. Shiro used him to challenge Kenzo for the plaque to his dojo, but due to Kenzo's bad condition, Chigusa and her Hitmontop battled Hitmonlee instead. His long legs and continuous kicks proved to be difficult for Hitmontop to overcome. The match was interrupted, however, as Team Rocket appeared, trying to steal the Pokémon, and James's Victreebel's Sleep Powder caused Hitmonlee to fall asleep. The match was then postponed. During the rematch, Hitmonlee was unable to predict Hitmontop's movement and was defeated.

Hitmonlee's known moves are Rolling Kick, Double Kick, Jump Kick and High Jump Kick.

Debut Two Hits and a Miss
Voice actors
English Michael Haigney


  • Shiro's name was likely lost in translation, as ジ Ji is derivative of シ Shi with a diacritical mark.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 志村知幸 Tomoyuki Shimura
English Andrew Rannells
Finnish Samuel Harjanne
Italian Gianluca Iacono
Polish Ireneusz Machnicki
European Spanish Pablo Sevilla

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