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Undubbed character This article is about a character featured in the Pokémon anime who has not yet debuted in the English language dub.
As such, their information may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.

(Japanese: ソフウ Sofū) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime, who first appeared in SM107. He is the late grandfather of Hapu and a former Island Kahuna of Poni Island.


Sofū debuted in SM107, where Tapu Fini summoned his spirit from the dead to oversee a trial it had set up for Kiawe. After the trial was over, he observed Kiawe and Ash alongside the ghost of Kiawe's grandfather, before the both of them faded away.

He appeared again in SM108, where he reunited with his granddaughter in the Ruins of Hope. There, he informed her that Tapu Fini had accepted her as the new Poni Island Kahuna.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 魚建 Ken Uo


Language Name Origin
Japanese ソフウ Sofū From 祖父 sofu (grandfather) and ハプウ Hāpuʻu (Hapu)

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