A.J.

A.J. (Jp. Name: Akira)

Hometown: Unknown; Resides in Kanto
First Appearence In Episode: The Path to the Pokémon League

Biography

A.J. is a Pokémon trainer that ran an unofficial Gym where he had battled anyone willing to challenge him. In all of his battles, he had single-handedly won every single one without one loss. His goal was to reach 100 wins and then compete for Gym Leader badges. While A.J. appears to be cold to his Pokémon and overworks them, he cares deeply for his Pokémon and they all work tirelessly for him and his goal, as they understand his intentions are not to hurt them.

A.J. eventually reaches 100 wins and goes off to collect Gym badges. He too, wishes to have a rematch with Ash though his never heard from again.

Pokémon on Team

Pokémon Picture Details
Sandshrew

Sandshrew is A.J.'s #1 partner as its biggest advantage would have to be being able to take hits from water and not be affected by it. This is due to the tough bodily training Sandshrew has undergone, including diving in a pool and emerging back up while keeping itself in shape. Sandshrew shares a deep bond with A.J., similar to Ash and Pikachu, and is willing to help its trainer reach his goal.

Caught prior to episode: The Path to the Pokémon League

Beedrill

Not much is known about A.J.'s Beedrill, other than the fact that it undergoes rigorous training, including sparring with A.J.'s Butterfree. It too is devoted to its trainer and declines Ash's offer to join his group when he assumes A.J. is mistreating his Pokémon.

Caught prior to episode: The Path to the Pokémon League

Butterfree

Not much is known about A.J.'s Butterfree, other than the fact that it undergoes rigorous training, including sparring with A.J.'s Beedrill. It too is devoted to its trainer and declines Ash's offer to join his group when he assumes A.J. is mistreating his Pokémon.

Caught prior to episode: The Path to the Pokémon League

Ratatta

Not much is known about the three Ratatta that A.J.'s owns. They are seen passing around a balled up Sandshrew to one another like a soccer ball. They too are devoted to their trainer and decline Ash's offer to join his group when he assumes A.J. is mistreating his Pokémon.

Caught prior to episode: The Path to the Pokémon League

 
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