Last modified on 8 November 2013, at 15:29
Luke
ルーク Luke
Luke.png
Luke
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!
English voice actor Billy Bob Thompson
Japanese voice actor Minami Takayama

Luke (Japanese: ルーク Luke) is a recurring character of the Pokémon anime that first appeared in Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!.

History

Luke and his camera

Luke worked at the oldest movie theater in his town with Mr. Matthews assisting with the projections in exchange for watching the movies for free. Occasionally he would notice one of the female movie characters sitting in the audience. Intrigued, he went down to check after one of the movies and she turned out to be a Zorua. He and the Zorua shared a common love for films and offered to give her a part in the movie he was directing, The Legend of the Pokémon Knight. However, he made her play all of the characters. Angered, Zorua ran away which is when he met Ash, Iris, and Cilan, and the three of them volunteered to look for the Zorua together.

Once Zorua was found, Cilan worked out the cause of Zorua's frustration with Luke and the two reconciled, giving her only one role, while Cilan, Ash, and Iris offered to play the other characters. Team Rocket almost ruined his film when they attempted to steal Zorua, but thanks to Cilan's improvisation, his film managed to work out in the end. After his movie was premiered in the theater, Luke decided to partake in a tournament Don George was hosting.

Luke accompanied the group to Nimbasa Town and registered himself in the Club Battle tournament in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!. He also was documenting the events that take place on and off the battle field using his video camera. While documenting, he occasionally got interrupted by Bianca who was either curious or wanted to know where his Zorua was. Luke's first opponent in the Club Battle tournament was Scooter. In Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!, he battled using his Golett against Scooter's Darmanitan and was victorious.

In The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!, Luke was revealed to own a Larvesta when he moved on to battle Cilan. Despite having a type disadvantage because of a powerful Scald move, Larvesta managed to defeat Cilan's Stunfisk and Luke advanced to the semi-finals. In Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!, Luke faced Iris in the semi-finals of the Club Battle tournament where his Golett was defeated by her Axew's newly-learned Outrage, eliminating him from the tournament. At the end of the episode, he left the group.

He reappeared in An Epic Defense Force!, hoping to enter the Pokéstar Studios competition in Virbank City. After meeting up with the group, he recruited them to make a new film, which ended up winning the competition.

He appeared in one of Ash's flashbacks in A Unova League Evolution! about his travels in Unova.

Pokémon

This listing is of Luke's known Pokémon in the anime:

Luke's Zorua
Zorua
Main article: Luke's Zorua

Luke's Zorua used to watch films in Mr. Matthews's theater, disguised as different actresses from the films he would put on. She later met Luke after a movie and accepted his offer to be the leading cast in his film. However she became fed up with having to play all the characters and ran away, later appearing disguised as the Miracle Fighter of a movie in front of Ash, Iris, and Cilan. She used her Ability to disguise as Iris, Pikachu, and Axew to flee from Luke. After she reconciled with Luke, she played the role as Princess Yuria in his film. She was later kidnapped by Team Rocket, and was rescued by Cilan and Ash. Finally, she transformed into a female Meowth to fool Team Rocket's Meowth and sent them away with Night Daze.

She appeared again in An Epic Defense Force!, where she starred in Luke's newest film to win a prize in Pokéstar Studios. In the movie, Zorua used her ability to transform into an enormous Golurk to battle against the Mecha Tyranitar.

Debut Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Chiaki Takahashi
Luke's Golett
Golett
Golett is Luke's co-director and helped him out in his film by carrying his equipment, such as his camera. It also helped Ash, Cilan, and Oshawott make props and weapons for the movie.

Later, during the first round of the Club Battle tournament in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!, Golett was used against Scooter's Darmanitan, where it easily defeated its opponent. It later battled Iris's Axew in the semi-finals, in Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!, where it was defeated by Axew's newly-learned Outrage attack. When Golett was not battling, it usually helped its Trainer film the other battles.

It appeared again in An Epic Defense Force! where it once again helped with Luke's movie, though it now starred in the movie instead of helping with carrying equipment. In the movie, Golett appeared to evolve, though it was revealed at the end that Golett had not really evolved, having stepped back for Zorua who took over its role with her Illusion ability.

Golett's known moves are Shadow Ball, Shadow Punch, Mega Punch, Double Team, and Gyro Ball.

Debut Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Dan Green
Luke's Leavanny
Leavanny
Much like Golett, Leavanny helped Luke in his film. Among its jobs included sewing clothes, which it did with Ash's Swadloon.

It appeared again in An Epic Defense Force!. It first helped carrying around film equipment and later played a role in Luke's newest movie. It played one of the forest Pokémon who were kidnapped by the antagonist of the movie, played by Cilan.

None of Leavanny's moves are known.

Debut Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!
Voice actors
Japanese Misato Fukuen
English Erica Schroeder
Luke's Larvesta
Larvesta
Luke used Larvesta against Cilan's Stunfisk in the second round of the Club Battle. It used its String Shot to hinder Stunfisk's movement by encasing it completely, but Stunfisk was freed when it willingly took Larvesta's Flamethrower, burning the strings in the process. It also used String Shot to form a protective shell around itself to protect it from Stunfisk's Scald. Larvesta knocked it out with a powerful Flamethrower, after being launched into the air by Stunfisk, winning the match for Luke.

Luke said that Larvesta is in charge of special effects when creating his films.

Larvesta's known moves are String Shot, Bug Buzz and Flamethrower.

Debut The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Billy Bob Thompson

Pokémon competitions

Miscellaneous competitions

  • Pokéstar Studios Competition (Winner)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 高山みなみ Minami Takayama
English Billy Bob Thompson
Czech Vojtěch Hájek
Dutch Trevor Reekers
German Tobias John von Freyend
Polish Paweł Ciołkosz (BW038-BW042)
Przemysław Stippa (BW082)
Spanish Latin America René Pinochet (BW038-BW042)
Fernando Calderón (BW082)
Spain Ignasi Díaz

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ルーク Luke May be based off George Lucas, who is perhaps the most successful independent filmmaker.
English, German, Italian Luke Same as Japanese name.
Korean 루크 Luke Same as Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 路克 Lùkè Transliteration of his Japanese name.



Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevor
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
AriaDianthaGurkinnLysandre
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters
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