Sophocles (Jp. Name: Mamane マーマネ)

Hometown: ??, Alola
First Appearence In Episode: Alola to New Adventure!


Sophocles is one of Ash's school companions. He focuses on the Electric-type Pokémon. Sophocles is very adept at computers and technology, often joking about wanting to take Rotom Pokédex apart to improve it. He often uses his Electric-type Pokémon to power inventions that he created. He is, however, afraid of the dark.

Pokémon on Team


Sophocles's Togedemaru is very energetic, often seen running about the school. As she is always out of her Poké Ball with Sophocles, she sleeps near him, using her electricty as a night light. It has the Lightning Rod ability which it uses to sap Electricity to help power its attacks such as Zing Zap.

Obtained prior to Episode: Alola to New Adventure!

Sophocles' Charjabug evolved into Vikavolt when Sophocles took it to train in Vast Poni Canyon. It evolved when Horacio and his Charjabug were in danger to save them. Currently its battle strengths are unknown

Evolved in Episode: Evolving Research!
Pokémon borrowed


Sophocles borrowed Molayne's Ampharos while working on projects at the Mossdeep Space Centre. This Ampharos was planned to help guide a probe back from space with its light but it lost its confidence requiring Sophocles, Ash and Goh to help it gain it back

Obtained prior to episode: Reach Space! Ampharos' Light
Pokémon previously owned


Sophocles obtained a Charjabug as a gift from Ash when he thought that Sophocles was moving away. Ash caught Charjabug in the forest and brought it to Sophocles for him to capture. After a small battle with Togedemaru, Sophocles captured the Charjabug. It remained a big part of Sophocles' team, often helping dig things out of caves and has the moves Discharge and String Shot. It later evolved in Vast Poni Canyon

Obtained in Episode: Farewell, Sophocles!