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This article is about the boy from Violet City. For other uses, see Zachary.


Zackie (Japanese: ショウ Shō) is a little boy from Violet City and the character of the day in A Bout With Sprout. He attends Earl Dervish's Pokémon academy.

Zackie saw Ash's Pikachu and immediately fought with another student over him, yanking on Pikachu under the mistaken thought he was wild. He accused Ash of being a loser for not winning first place in the Indigo League and tried to convince Pikachu to leave Ash for him, then stole him when Pikachu refused. He stole a Poké Ball from Ash to try to capture Pikachu, but caught a wild Bellsprout instead. Zackie attempted to trade Pikachu for Bellsprout, but Ash—of course—refused and Bellsprout later grew on Zackie. When Team Rocket attacked the Sprout Tower, his Bellsprout saved the day.


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Zackie's Bellsprout
Zackie's Bellsprout was accidentally caught when Zackie thought he had captured Pikachu. It first appeared when Ash and Zackie fell down a hole Team Rocket had set. Zackie sent out Pikachu, but a Bellsprout appeared from the Poké Ball. The Bellsprout, however, just stood there, doing nothing. When walking to the Sprout Tower, Zackie attempted to trade Bellsprout for Pikachu, but Ash declined, making Zackie cry. Suddenly, Bellsprout started to do weird maneuvers, cheering Zackie up. Team Rocket were trying another scheme at the Sprout Tower and Pikachu was captured. Zackie then ordered Bellsprout to use Razor Leaf. It flicked the controls out of Meowth's paws, and with the help of Ash's Bulbasaur, they were able to send Team Rocket blasting off.

At the end of the episode, Zackie said he and Ash would battle when Bellsprout would become a Victreebel.

Bellsprout's only known move is Razor Leaf.

Debut A Bout With Sprout
Voice actors
English Kayzie Rogers


Ash's Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Zackie thought Pikachu was a wild Pokémon and wanted to capture him, but another child also wanted him and the two fought over the Pokémon. Ash was able to reclaim Pikachu, however. Zackie later tried to convince Pikachu to ditch Ash and become his Pokémon, but Pikachu declined. Zackie tried to pounce on him and steal him from Ash, but Ash came to see what the trouble was and, upon realizing that Zackie stole one of his Poké Balls and was attempting to capture Pikachu, he ran after the young boy. They entered a forest and Zackie spotted him and thought he successfully captured Pikachu in the Poké Ball, but he actually captured a Bellsprout.

In the end, Zackie loved his newly-captured Bellsprout and had no need to capture Pikachu anymore.

Debut A Bout With Sprout
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 愛河里花子 Rikako Aikawa
English Amy Birnbaum
Finnish Elise Langenoja
Hebrew יפה גבאי Yafa Gabay
Polish Artur Krajewski
Brazilian Portuguese Francisco Freitas
European Spanish Chelo Vivares


  • Zackie was the first character whose Japanese name is Shō who wanted to have Ash's Pikachu, the second being Sho.

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