Steve and Tony

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Tony and Steve

Steve (Japanese: スティーブ Steve) and Tony (Japanese: トニー Tony) are the assistants of Visquez, the stand-in Gym Leader at the Vermilion Gym while Lt. Surge is absent.

In the anime

In the anime, Steve and Tony are characters who appeared in Destination: Coronation!, with Tony also appearing in Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!. They are in charge of cleaning up the Gym after a battle has occurred. Tony also acts as referee during Gym battles, while Steve keeps track of Visquez's World Coronation Series ranking and potential challengers.

After winning a Gym battle, Visquez was eager to challenge someone participating in the World Coronation Series to improve her ranking. Steve announced that a challenger was nearby, which turned out to be Ash. During Visquez's battle against Ash, they watched the battles from the stands, as World Coronation Series battles are refereed by a Drone Rotom. Visquez ultimately lost the battle, and her rank subsequently dropped, much to the dismay of Steve and Tony.

In Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!, Tony had his own World Coronation Series match against Ash. He used his Electabuzz against Ash's Riolu but lost, causing his ranking to go down.


This listing is of Steve and Tony's known Pokémon in the anime:


Tony's Electabuzz
Electabuzz is Tony's only known Pokémon. It was used to face Ash's Riolu in a World Coronation Series battle and was defeated with a Vacuum Wave.

Electabuzz's known moves are Thunder Wave, Electro Ball, and Thunderbolt*.

Debut Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!


Tony has competed in the following competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Steve: 新祐樹 Yūki Shin
Tony: 間宮康弘 Yasuhiro Mamiya
Polish Steve: Damian Kulec
Tony: Szymon Mysłakowski
Spanish Latin America Steve: Alberto Bernal
Tony: Juan Carlos Tinoco
Spain Tony: Miguel Ángel Muro

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Steve and Tony appeared in Destination: Coronation!, fulfilling the same roles as in the anime.

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