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ソウジ Souji
Sorrel M20.png
Gender Male
Hometown Veilstone City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Unnamed parents
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut I Choose You!
English voice actor David Oliver Nelson
Kate Bristol (child)
Japanese voice actor Kanata Hongō
Chinami Nishimura (child)

Sorrel (Japanese: ソウジ Souji) is a major character who appeared in I Choose You!. He is a young Trainer and one of Ash's traveling companions in that movie. His goal is to become a Pokémon Professor and he is currently on a journey gathering data on Legendary Pokémon.


Sorrel when he was younger

When Sorrel was younger, his family owned a Luxray that he was close to. One day, he and Luxray got lost in a forest during a blizzard, and Luxray covered him and used its body so he could be warm. When the blizzard was over and it was morning, Sorrel realized that Luxray had frozen to death. As a result, he distanced himself from other Pokémon. Later on, an encounter with a Lucario, which he caught, restored his faith in making friends with Pokémon.

Sorrel traveled along with Ash and Verity to Mount Tensei, where Ho-Oh lives.


Sorrel was shown to care for Pokémon, such as when he helped look after a Charmander after it had been abandoned, by making medicine. He also chastised Ash when he believed he was responsible for leaving Charmander out during a storm.


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

Sorrel's Lucario
Lucario is Sorrel's only known Pokémon.

Lucario's known moves are Aura Sphere and Bone Rush.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Bill Rogers


Luxray that Sorrel Befriended
Luxray is a Pokémon belonging to Sorrel's family that watched over him when he was little. It died trying to protect Sorrel from the cold.

None of Luxray's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Billy Bob Thompson

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 本郷奏多 Kanata Hongō
西村ちなみ Chinami Nishimura (child)
English David Oliver Nelson
Kate Bristol (child)
Finnish Akira Takaki
Italian Stefano Pozzi
Korean 엄상현 Eom Sanghyeon
Spanish Latin America José Luis Piedra
Spain Carlos Larios
Swedish Daniel Melén
Thai อภินันท์ ธีระนันทกุล Apinan Teeranantakul

In the games

A Japanese event distributed an in-game representation of Sorrel's Lucario, along with Verity's Piplup and Ash's Charizard via serial code and local wireless.

The serial codes could be obtained by collecting two different virtual stamps via 7-SPOT at 7-Eleven stores in Japan. The serial codes were available from August 1 to 20, 2017 at 7 am to 7 pm, and can be redeemed from August 1 to 28, 2017. The local wireless were available at Pokémon Center stores and Pokémon Stores in Japan from August 22 to September 3, 2017.

#448 Lucario
Poké Ball Level 40 448Lucario.png
Fighting Steel
Ability: Steadfast
Held item: None
ID: 170715
OT: ソウジ
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Serious
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
High Jump Kick
Fighting Physical
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online August 1 to 28, 2017
SM local wireless all Pokémon Center stores, Japan
Pokémon Stores, Japan
August 22 to September 3, 2017
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

In the manga

Sorrel in I Choose You!

In the movie adaptations

Sorrel appeared in the manga adaptation of the 20th movie, where his role is largely the same.


On hand
Sorrel's Lucario
Lucario is Sorrel's partner Pokémon, often seen outside of its Poké Ball.

None of Lucario's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Sorrel's Luxray
Luxray was seen in Sorrel's flashback when he spoke to Ash about caring for his Pokemon.

None of Luxray's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!



Language Name Origin
Japanese ソウジ Souji
English Sorrel From sorrel, a perennial herb in the Polygonaceae family
French Honoré From honoré (honored)
German Konstantin From constant
Italian Sami Similar to his English name
European Spanish Samuel Similar to his English name
Korean 민준 Minjun
Chinese (Mandarin) 宗次 Zōngcì From the Japanese name 宗次 Souji
Chinese (Cantonese) 宗次 Jūngchi From the Japanese name 宗次 Souji
Brazilian Portuguese Sérgio Similar to his English name
Thai โซจิ Souji Same as Japanese name
Vietnamese Souji Same as Japanese name

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked Marauder
Lawrence IIILeviMarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMayor Oliver's secretaryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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