Shōko Nakagawa

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Nakagawa in 2022[1]

Shōko Nakagawa, (Japanese: 中川翔子 Nakagawa Shōko; born May 5, 1985) also known as Shokotan, is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo, and has done voiceover work for the Pokémon anime. She was also one of the hosts of Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash, Pokémon Get☆TV, Meet Up at the Pokémon House? and Where are We Going With Pokémon!?.

Nakagawa is famous for her extensive use of 2ch-driven language, which is known by her fans as Shokotanese (Japanese: しょこたん語 Shokotan-go). In 2013, she wrote an autobiographical book about her experiences as a Pokémon fan and her experiences working as on Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash and as a voice actress. It is titled Shōko Nakagawa: Pokémon Taught Me The Meaning of Life. She was an animator on Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues! and the anime series based on the Pokémon Sword and Shield games, Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

On May 7th, 2023, she announced that she was to leave the Sunday Pokémon infotainment shows as a lead host, with Abareru-kun taking her role, although she would make reappearances as a guest on future episodes. Her last appearance as a lead host was Sunday, May 14th, 2023.

Pokémon roles





Musical appearances

Other non-Pokémon roles


This is a collection of official Pokémon artwork drawn by Nakagawa.


This is a collection of art for animation that Nakagawa has contributed to.

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CoroCoro promotional art[2]


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