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Zane (Japanese: ヒビキ Hibiki) is a character of the day who appeared in Beauty and the Breeder.

Zane had been friends with Suzie since they were in nursery school. They both shared dreams of becoming famous Pokémon Breeders. Like Suzie, his first Pokémon was a Vulpix, who he later evolved into a Ninetales. Unlike his close friend, however, Zane believed that a Pokémon's true beauty came from its physical appearance and not from its inner character. Eager to prove his point, he entered the Pokémon Beauty Contest, pitting his Ninetales against Suzie and her Vulpix.

During the competition, he realized that Suzie and Brock's views on Pokémon breeding were just as valid as his, and asked Suzie if he wanted to start a Pokémon beauty salon with him. After consulting with Brock, Suzie eventually accepted his offer.

Though he only appeared in one episode, Zane is notable for finally ending Brock's infatuation with Suzie. Though the two fought over Suzie's affection, Brock realized that Zane was a better match for her than he was and eventually decided to support their relationship. Zane too grew to like Brock, recognizing him as a top-class Pokémon Breeder.


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Zane's Ninetales
Vulpix → Ninetales
Zane has had his Ninetales since it was a Vulpix when he was young. Zane has different opinions from Suzie on making his Pokémon beautiful. He entered it in the Pokémon Beauty Contest against Suzie's Vulpix. It was later captured alongside other Pokémon by Team Rocket. Brock's Geodude was able to break down the door of the room the Pokémon were trapped in and get them free. Team Rocket noticed this however, and they sent out their Arbok and Victreebel.

With the help of Vulpix and the others they were able to send Team Rocket blasting off. It was not revealed who won or lost the Beauty Contest afterwards.

Ninetales's known moves are Flamethrower and Fire Spin.

Debut Beauty and the Breeder
Voice actors
English Rachael Lillis

Pokémon competitions

Zane has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 置鮎龍太郎 Ryōtarō Okiayu
English Wayne Grayson
Czech Ivo Novák
Finnish Samuel Harjanne
Hebrew מירון אהרונוביץ Meron Aharonovich
Polish Ireneusz Machnicki
Spanish Latin America Enrique Mederos
Spain Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza


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