Underground Man

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Underground Man
ちかおじさん Underground Man
Underground Man anime.png
The Underground Man in the anime
Gender Male
Hometown Eterna City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Byron (son), Roark (grandson)
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Anime debut A Grass Menagerie!
English voice actor Eric Schussler
Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka

The Underground Man (Japanese: ちかおじさん Underground Man) lives in Eterna City in a house next door to the Pokémon Center. He is the father of Byron and grandfather of Roark.

In the games

When the player first meets him, he gives them the Explorer Kit. The other NPCs in his house describe various aspects of exploring the Underground.

He also gives the player a series of tasks, each with various rewards for completion:

Task Reward
Use the Explorer Kit and go to The Underground Move Trap (Up), Bubble Trap, Leaf Trap
Dig something out of the wall Prism Sphere 1, Red Sphere 1, Blue Sphere 1
Plant a Sphere in the ground Digger Drill
Dig a Secret Base Plain Table, Wooden Chair, Small Bookshelf, Buneary Doll
Decorate a Secret Base Doll of the player's starter (Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup)
Capture a flag from another player's Secret Base Bronze flag, ability to remove three boulders, Base Upgrade (Up to 12 Decorations), Pretty Gem
Capture three flags from another player's Secret Base Silver flag, ability to remove two more boulders, Base Upgrade (Up to 15 Decorations), Shiny Gem
Capture ten flags from another player's Secret Base Gold flag, ability to remove five more boulders, Mystic Gem, and a radar that shows the locations of treasure, buried spheres and traps for the whole underground map.
Capture fifty flags from another player's Secret Base Platinum flag, ability to remove all boulders, Glitter Gem, and a star on the Trainer Card.


Main article: Underground Man/Quotes


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Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

In the anime

The Underground Man appeared in A Grass Menagerie! while Team Rocket was exploring The Underground. He convinced Jessie, James, and Meowth to dig up spheres and shards for him from the Underground, and fed them as a way of thanks. However, while they ate, he fled with the treasures.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Schussler
Czech Michal Holán
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
Polish Marek Robaczewski
Brazilian Portuguese Fábio Vilalonga
European Spanish Antonio Esquivas

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

The Underground Man in Pokémon Adventures

The Underground Man was first mentioned in A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium, spending time with his grandson in the Underground. He makes his first appearance in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia I, where he and Byron were digging underground with the Explorer Kit to avoid Team Galactic from tracking the Sinnoh Gym Leaders. In the next chapter, he suffered the effects from the distortion of time and space caused by Dialga and Palkia battling. In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia VI, the Underground Man along with Byron, Professor Rowan, and Sir Berlitz reappear at the Spear Pillar and attempt to stop Charon from escaping.


Underground Man's Dugtrio
Dugtrio (×3)
The Underground Man uses these three Dugtrio to help him dig underground. While digging, they were suffering the effects from the distortion of time and space caused by Dialga and Palkia battling.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia I

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Homme du Souterrain
Germany Flag.png German Untergrund-Mann
Italy Flag.png Italian Esperto dei Sotterranei
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지하아저씨 Jiha Ajeossi
Poland Flag.png Polish Przeszukiwacz Podziemi
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Hombre Topo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chuyên gia đào hầm

Non-player characters in the core series games
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BebeTealaFelicityRoxy and OliRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaJordanDexterKeiraDr. FootstepMr. Goods
Mr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentPokémon Fan Club ChairmanMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge

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