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Roland (Japanese: ヨーシチ Yōshichi) is a character of the day in An Elite Coverup! and a relative of Bertha.
Roland gave his Magby to the disguised Team Rocket for them to raise and evolve it into a Magmar, unaware of their true intentions. Afterward, he met Ash and his friends and became attracted to his Pikachu, which Roland later played with in a park.
Later, with the help of his new friends—as well as the Sinnoh Elite Four member Bertha—Roland was able to track down Team Rocket and be reunited with his Magby. With Bertha's encouragement, Roland had his Magby deliver the final blow to defeat Team Rocket.
| Magby can be seen traveling on Roland's shoulder at the start of the episode. It was later given to Team Rocket by Roland, oblivious of their true desire. After rescuing it, Magby was used by its Trainer to battle Team Rocket.
Magby's known moves are Flamethrower and Fire Punch.
|| An Elite Coverup!
- Prior to this episode's initial airing in the United States, the online summary given by Pokémon.com incorrectly referred to Roland as Ian.