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If you were looking for the Pokédex holder in Pokémon Adventures, see Henry Sword.
ツルギ Tsurugi
Tsurugi JN.png
Tsurugi in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Member of Project Mew
Rank Chaser
Anime debut Leaping Toward the Dream!
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya

{Japanese: ツルギ Tsurugi) is a recurring character in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He is a Trainer and researcher with Project Mew.

In the anime



Tsurugi first appeared in Leaping Toward the Dream!, when he helped save Ash and Goh after they were caught in a snowstorm after trying to battle an Alolan Ninetales. Once the storm cleared, they set out to find the Ninetales once more and encountered it. Tsurugi watched as Goh attempted to catch it, only for a Regice to intervene. Once Pikachu went down whilst battling Regice, Tsurugi sent out his Single Strike Style Urshifu to battle Iceberg Pokémon, knocking it back with a single Wicked Blow.

Back at the Project Mew Headquarters, Tsurugi questions Goh if he agrees to join the group and Goh reluctantly accepts.

In JN080, Tsurugi is seen monitoring the Alolan Ninetales and wishing to the Pokémon good luck in their new life, soon after Tsurugi is approached by Danika and they discuss Goh's future within Project Mew.

Later, when Goh and Ash are ambushed by a group of Pokémon Hunters led by Nito, Tsurugi and Danika engage in the battle, defeating their opponents with each using their own Urshifu. At the end of the mission, he chose to isolate himself from the others and give credit to Goh for all the events that took place that day.


Tsurugi is a Top Chaser within Project Mew, with the highest score of all group members. Quiet and reserved, he takes his research work seriously, which led Tsurugi to disqualify Goh at first and then change his stance when Goh was able to fulfill the proposed mission.

Tsurugi appears to have a huge disdain for Pokémon Hunters and the way they handle their Pokémon.


On hand

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

Tsurugi's Weavile
Weavile is Tsurugi's first known Pokémon. It was first seem keeping guard whilst Ash and Goh recovered after getting caught in a snowstorm.

In JN080, Weavile is seen with Tsurugi as he monitors the Alolan Ninetales. Later, Weavile is seen accompanying Professor Hodaka as he congratulates Goh on the completed mission.

None of Weavile's moves are known.

Debut Leaping Toward the Dream!
Tsurugi's Urshifu
Single Strike Style Urshifu is Tsurugi's second known Pokémon. It was sent out to battle a Regice and was able to knock it back with a single hit.

In JN080, Tusurgi sent Urshifu out to battle Nito's henchmen's Pokémon alongside Danika's Urshifu, knocking them out.

Urshifu's only known move is Wicked Blow.

Debut Leaping Toward the Dream!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
Traveling with
Tsurugi Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 神谷浩史 Hiroshi Kamiya

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Tsurugi appeared in JNM21.


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Language Name Origin
Japanese ツルギ Tsurugi From 剱岳 Tsurugi-dake (Mt. Tsurugi)[1] and 剣 tsurugi (sword), referencing Pokémon Sword.


  1. Pash! (July 2021 issue), interview with executive director Daiki Tomoyasu and animation producer Hiroyuki Kato

Leader: Professor Hodaka
Chasers: DanikaTsurugi
Challengers: GaryGoh

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Hodaka
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
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