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Pokémon Fan Club Chairman

The Kanto Fan Club's Chairman in the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman (Japanese: ポケモン 大好きクラブ かいちょう Pokémon Lovers Club President) is the head of the Pokémon Fan Club, a Pokémon lover association. There are four known chairmen, all of them being old men.

In the games

There are four chairmen, each appearing in their respective regions. They all seem to have a common interest in talking about their Pokémon.

Kanto

The Kanto Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appears in the fan clubhouse in Vermilion City in Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as in their Generation III remakes. He talks about his two favorite Pokémon, Rapidash and Fearow at length, and then gives the player a Bicycle Voucher, which can be redeemed at the bicycle shop in Cerulean City. In Pokémon Yellow, he has a new hobby: taking Pokémon photos. The big photos of his Rapidash and Fearow can be seen on the walls of the clubhouse.

He appears again in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, as well as their Generation IV remakes, in the same location. Again, he talks about his Rapidash, but this time he gives the player a Rare Candy for listening to his story. He also claims to have raised over 150 Pokémon in his life.

Quotes

Pokémon Red and Blue
"I chair the Pokémon Fan Club! I have collected over 100 Pokémon! I'm very fussy when it comes to Pokémon! So... Did you come to visit to hear about my Pokémon?
No: "Oh. Come back when you want to hear my story!"
Yes: "Good! Then listen up! My favorite Rapidash... It... cute... lovely... smart... plus... amazing... you think so?... oh yes... it... stunning... kindly... love it! Hug it... when... sleeping... warm and cuddly... spectacular... ravishing... ...Oops! Look at the time! I kept you too long! Thanks for hearing me out! I want you to have this!"
"Exchange that for a Bicycle! Don't worry, my Fearow will Fly me anywhere! So, I don't need a Bicycle! I hope you like cycling!"
"Hello, <player>! Did you come see me about my Pokémon again? No? Too bad!"
Pokémon Yellow
"I chair the Pokémon Fan Club! I have more than 100 Pokémon. I love them all! I’m very fussy when it comes to Pokémon! So... Did you come to hear me brag about my Pokémon?"
No: "Oh. Come back when you want to hear my story!"
Yes: "Good! Then listen up! My favorite Rapidash... It... cute... lovely... smart... plus... amazing... you think so?... oh yes... it... stunning... kindly... love it! Hug it... when... sleeping... warm and cuddly... spectacular... ravishing... ...Oops! Look at the time! I kept you too long! Thanks for hearing me out! I want you to have this!"
"Exchange that for a Bicycle! Don't worry, my Fearow will Fly me anywhere! So, I don't need a Bicycle! I hope you like cycling!"
"Hello, <player>! Did you come see me about my Pokémon again? No? Too bad!"
Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
"I'm the Chairman of the Pokémon Fan Club. I've raised over 150 Pokémon. I'm very fussy when it comes to Pokémon. Did you visit just to hear about my Pokémon?"
No: "How disappointing... Come back if you want to listen."
Yes: "Good! Then listen up! So... my favorite Rapidash... It... cute... lovely... smart... unbearably... plus... amazing... oh... you think so?... Too much... wild... beautiful... kindly... love it! Hug it... when... sleeping... warm and cuddly... Oh, and... spectacular... ravishing... simply divine... Oops! Look at the time! I kept you too long! Thanks for hearing me out! I want you to have this!"
"It's a Rare Candy that makes Pokémon stronger. I prefer making my Pokémon stronger by battling, so you can have it."
"Hello, <player>! Did you come to see me about my Pokémon? No? Oh... I had more tales to tell..."
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
"I chair the Pokémon Fan Club! I raise more than a hundred Pokémon! I'm very fussy when it comes to Pokémon! I surely am! So... Did you come to visit to hear about my Pokémon?"
No: "Oh. Come back when you want to hear my story!"
Yes: "My favorite Rapidash... It's... cute... lovely... smart... plus... amazing... you think so?... oh yes... it's... stunning... kindly... love it! Hug it... when... sleeping... warm and cuddly... spectacular... ravishing... ...Oops! Look at the time! I kept you too long! Thanks for hearing me out! I want you to have this!"
"Take that Bike Voucher to the Bike Shop in Cerulean City. Exchange that for a Bicycle free of charge! Don't worry, my favorite Fearow will Fly me anywhere I need to go. So, I have no need for a Bicycle. I hope you like cycling!"
"Hello, <player>! Did you come see me about my Pokémon again? No? Too bad!"
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
"I'm the Chairman of the Pokémon Fan Club. I've raised over 150 Pokémon. I'm very fussy when it comes to Pokémon. Did you visit just to hear about my Pokémon?"
No: "How disappointing... Come back if you want to listen to me again!"
Yes: "Good! Then listen up! So...my precious Rapidash... It’s...cute...lovely...smart... adorable...irresistible...plus...amazing... Don’t you think so? Oh, so...wild...beautiful...kind... I love it! Hug it... It’s warm and cuddly... Oh, it’s...spectacular...captivating...simply divine... I treasure it... Oops! Look at the time! I've kept you too long! Thanks for hearing me out. I want to give you this present!"
"It’s a Rare Candy that makes Pokémon stronger. I prefer making my Pokémon stronger by battling, so you can have it."
"Hello, <player>! Did you come see me about my Pokémon again? No? Oh... I had more tales to tell..."

Pokémon

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Rapidash
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Fearow

Sprites

Gentleman I OD.png Radio Director II OD.png Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Kanto III OD.png Baoba OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Hoenn

The Hoenn Pokémon Fan Club Chairman is at the club house in Slateport City. In Generation III, he claims to have raised over 100 different Pokémon in his lifetime, and he travels across the nation on his Fearow. He also gives out Scarves when the player shows him a Pokémon with a condition high enough in the scarf's respective concentration, which boosts the Pokémon's condition in Contests and Super Contests.

Pokémon

Generation III
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Fearow

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a portrait of the chairman shows him with a Pikachu.

Quotes

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
  • First time talking to
"Er-hem! I am the Chairman of the Pokémon Fan Club! Being the Chairman, I am naturally the most important! No one can best me when it comes to raising Pokémon. No one! In any Contest, my victory is a foregone conclusion! But, that would deprive others of their enjoyment. So I now while away my time examining the Pokémon of others. It is marvelous to witness how others have raised Pokémon. The contented faces of properly raised Pokémon... The kind and loving gazes of their Trainers... My heart is overwhelmed - there is so much happiness. Oh my! Excuse me! I seem to have nattered on far too long! Please, do allow me to examine your Pokémon and see how it's grown."RS
"Er-hem! I am the Chairman of the Pokémon Fan Club! Being the Chairman, I am naturally the most important! No one can best me when it comes to raising Pokémon. No one! Well, let me tell you about Pokémon Contests. They're events where one can show off Pokémon for the world to see! However, they're held in far-off towns, so I cannot participate often enough. That is why we gather here to show off our Pokémon, and have others show us theirs. Er-hem! I see you've participated in a Pokémon Contest! Please! Allow me to examine how you have raised your Pokémon. It delights me no end to see Pokémon raised by other Trainers. The happy expressions of Pokémon raised with proper care... The kindly eyes of the Trainer that nurtured and raised the Pokémon... The very thought fills my heart to overwhelming with joy. Oh! I do beg your pardon! Forgive me for prattling on so! Please! Allow me to examine how much your Pokémon has grown!"E
  • When talked to again without participating in a Contest beforeE
"The Pokémon of a Trainer who has entered a Pokémon Contest... That, I would like to see.
  • Subsequent times*
"How is your Pokémon growing? Allow me to examine it."
  • If no condition is maxed
"Hm, hm... I see... Hmmm... It's not bad, but it's not good, either... You, the Trainer, must put more effort into raising this Pokémon! For instance, may I suggest that you give it more POKéblock?"
  • If a condition is maxed
"Hmmhm... I see... Hmmm... Your <Pokémon>, it is growing in a most impressive manner! It is one fine specimen! But! If you let it hold this, it would grow even better! Indeed!"
  • For maxed Cool stat
"Let a Pokémon hold that Red Scarf. Everyone will recognize the coolness of that Pokémon!"
"Let a Pokémon hold that Blue Scarf. Its beauty will be accentuated much more than now!"
  • For maxed Cute stat
"Let a Pokémon hold that Pink Scarf. It will draw out the cuteness of the Pokémon some more!"
"Let a Pokémon hold that Green Scarf. That will enhance the smartness of Pokémon!"
"Let a Pokémon hold that Yellow Scarf. It will bolster your Pokémon's toughness so much more!"
  • After getting all the scarves
"I am sorry, but I've nothing else to give you! Nothing at all! After all, you're blessed with the gift of raising Pokémon without resorting to any items!"
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • First time talking to
"Er-hem! I am the chairman of the Pokémon Fan Club! Being the chairman, I am naturally the most important! No one could best me when it comes to raising Pokémon. No one! In any contest, my victory is a foregone conclusion! But that would deprive others of their enjoyment. So I now while away my time examining the Pokémon of others. It is marvelous to witness how others have raised Pokémon. The contented faces of properly raised Pokémon... The kind and loving gazes of their Trainers... My heart is overwhelmed—there is so much happiness. Oh my! Excuse me! I seem to have mattered on for too long! Please, do allow me to examine your Pokémon and see how it's grown."
  • Subsequent times
"How is your Pokémon growing? Allow me to examine it."
  • If no condition is maxed
"Hmmhm... I see... Hmmm... It's not bad, but it's not good, either. You, the Trainer, must put more effort into raising this Pokémon! For instance, may I suggest that you give it more Pokéblocks?"
  • If a condition is maxed
"Hmmhm... I see... Your <Pokémon>, it is growing in a most impressive manner! It is one fine specimen! But! If you let it hold this item, it would become even more attractive! Indeed!"
  • For maxed Cool stat
"Let a Pokémon hold that Red Scarf. Everyone will recognize the coolness of that Pokémon!"
"Let a Pokémon hold that Blue Scarf. Its beauty will be accentuated much more than now!"
  • For maxed Cute stat
"Let a Pokémon hold that Pink Scarf. It will draw out the cuteness of the Pokémon some more!"
"Let a Pokémon hold that Green Scarf. That will enhance the cleverness of the Pokémon!"
"Let a Pokémon hold that Yellow Scarf. It will bolster your Pokémon's toughness!"
  • After getting all the scarves
"I'm sorry, but I've nothing else to give you! None at all! After all, you're blessed with the gift of raising Pokémon without resorting to any items!"

Sprites

Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Hoenn OD.png Mr. Stone E OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Emerald

Sinnoh

The Sinnoh Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Hearthome City, where he gives the player the Poffin Case. He says that his Fan Club is number one nationwide, primarily because he brags more than anyone. However, he has discontinued his gloating, as he has received several complaints about it. This may explain why only one member is found in his club, as a Pokéfan in Johto states, that "Pokéfans have a policy of not listening to other people brag."

Quotes

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
"Hello, hello! How, I say, do you do? I am the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman! Indeed, yes I am! When you wish to treat your Pokémon to a treat, what, I say, do you do? If I may say so, and I will, I feed Poffins to my Pokémon! And why, I say, would I do that? Because the giving of Poffins is a way of expressing your love! For example! If I were to give a Sweet Poffin, the Pokémon eating it would become more cute! For example! A Spicy Poffin will add to the coolness of a Pokémon! In such ways I say that Poffins have nothing but goodness for Pokémon! Therefore! I declare this Poffin Case to be a gift from me to you!"
"I urge you to fill it with Poffins and be generous in dispensing them to your Pokémon!"
"Nationwide, there are other fan clubs, but we are number one! And why are we number one? Because I brag more than anyone! But now I can't brag as much... People started complaining, so I've had to curtail my bragging..."

Sprites

Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Sinnoh OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Unova

The Unova Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appears in Icirrus City. He asks the player to show him one of his or her Pokémon, and gives out gifts that vary based on how many levels the Pokémon has gained since it was obtained. For 25 to 49 levels, he gives an Exp. Share; for 50 to 98 levels, he gives a Cleanse Tag; and for 99 levels, he gives a King's Rock. He only gives out each item once.

Quotes

Pokémon Black and White, Black and White 2
  • First time talking to
"Ahem! I am the chairman who loves Pokémon the most among Pokéfans in the entire world! If you are a Trainer, will you show me how you are raising your Pokémon with loving care?"
  • Subsequent times
"If you are a Trainer, will you show me how you are raising your Pokémon with loving care?"
No: "Oh, I understand! You're a shy Trainer!"BW/"You're a shy Trainer, aren't you?"B2W2
Yes: "Oh! Which Pokémon will you show me?"
"Oh! This <Pokémon> was level <number> when you met, but now it's level <number>!"
  • If shown an Egg
"Well...it's a bit hard to tell how much that Egg has grown."
  • If it has not gained any levels since it was met
"What? It has not grown at all. Still, if you travel with your Pokémon from now on, I am sure it will grow!"
  • If it has gained 1 to 24 levels since it was met
"I see! Although it's just a smidgen, I can feel your love for your Pokémon."
  • If it has gained 25 to 49 levels since it was met
"You've raised it well. You must be affectionate."
  • If it has gained 50 to 98 levels since it was met
"You've raised it quite well. I feel your love for this Pokémon."
  • If it has gained 99 levels since it was met
"You've raised it very well. It's received a lot of love from you."
  • If an item has not already been obtained
"That is a token of gratitude for showing me your great love for your Pokémon!"
  • If an item has already been obtained
"Well, you showed me good stuff! Please keep raising your Pokémon with loving care!"

Sprites

Gentleman OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Mr. Sukizo

In the main series

Main article: Mr. Sukizo

The chairman of Hoenn's Pokémon Fan Club is named Mr. Sukizo. He also serves as a judge for Pokémon Contests in Kanto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh, along with Contest director Mr. Contesta and Nurse Joy.

The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman in Pokémon Origins.

In Pokémon Origins

The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman appeared briefly in the episode File 2 - Cubone of the Pokémon Origins mini-series. He gave Red a Bike Voucher so he could get a free bicycle. Presumably, Red revisited the Chairman to show him the bike, as he is seen waving to the Chairman as he walks off with it.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Three of the chairmen appear in Pokémon Adventures manga. They are all short odd old men who often give the status of an honorary club member to people they meet who have Pokémon with them.

The chairman of the Kanto fan club's first appearance was in Danger: High Voltorb where he forced Red to be part of the community and even borrowed his Pikachu. His Abra, along with all members' Pokémon were stolen by Lt. Surge. When Red hears about that, he goes to S.S. Anne to rescue them and give them back to members of the fan club. When the chairman sees that his Abra evolved into Alakazam while being on the ship, he faints.

Hoenn's chairman appears in Tripped Up by Torkoal. He meets Ruby and shows around the town, after which he escorts him to the Contest Hall. He also shows him that not all people in Hoenn are "barbaric" and want to battle with Pokémon. He, along with Ruby, Captain Stern and Dock were abducted and taken to a shipyard as hostages.

Sinnoh's chairman appears in Perturbed by Pachirisu. He meets the main trio in Hearthome City and leads them to the Fan Club building, where he gives them a Poffin case. He also tells the trio basic knowledge about the Contests and Poffins and works as a mentor of some sort for them.

All of the chairmen appear very similar to each other. While their relations to each other have never been explained, the Hoenn chairman mentions having a brother.

Pokémon

This is a listing of the Kanto Fan Club Chairman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand
Chairman's Abra

Chairman's Alakazam
Abra → Kadabra → Alakazam
The Chairman has owned Alakazam since it was an Abra. Abra was one of the Pokémon kidnapped by Team Rocket on the S.S. Anne. After Red defeated Lt. Surge's Electabuzz with his Poliwrath, Alakazam was returned to the Chairman. However, as Abra evolved twice and the size was bigger than what the Chairman expected, he faints.

None of Alakazam's moves are known.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb
Chairman's Rapidash
Rapidash
Rapidash was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow chapter. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Fearow. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Rapidash's only known move is Pay Day.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)
Chairman's Fearow
Fearow
Fearow was first seen on the S. S. Anne during the Yellow chapter. It was practicing a Pay Day attack with Rapidash. It was shown using the attack on Yellow when the Chairman accused her of sinking the ship.

Fearow's only known move is Pay Day and its Ability is Keen Eye.

Debut The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)
Borrowed
Pika
Pika
Main article: Pika

The chairman borrowed Red's Pika before he boarded the S.S. Anne.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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The Chairman in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Pokémon Fan Club Chairman first appeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present where he was in a poor town and this discouraged him from celebrating Christmas. Giovanni came by to cause trouble. After he was defeated by Clefairy, Giovanni decided to make things up by having Meowth bake a cake for him. However, the cake had a Voltorb inside and exploded when Clefairy sliced the cake. This made the Kanto Chairman and everyone else mad at Clefairy.

A Chairman from Johto first appeared in Togepi's Determination!. He noticed that Togepi doesn't get that much attention unlike Red's Pikachu and Clefairy. This made Red think of the time that his Clefairy and Pikachu were in a wrestling match. Red then sadly admitted that the Chairman was right. Afterwards, the Chairman, Red and his Pokémon race over to an amusement park. They get in and watch his Tyrogue jump off a mountain. The Chairman has a race with Red and his Pokémon. While Red was battling a Weedle, the Chairman rushes over to stop Togepi from getting hurt. After Red explained some things to him, he let Togepi continue the battle with the Weedle. However, as he predicted, Togepi got hurt.

After the competition, the Chairman explained to Red about a Pokémon Dome he wanted to go to and wants Togepi to come along. Red begs him not to do this but his decision was final. Red tried disguising Clefairy as Togepi but the Chairman saw through his disguise. After Togepi decided to go with the Chairman, the Chairman became very excited with joy. He and Togepi go on a ship to the Pokémon Dome where they wave their farewells to Red and the group, with Togepi crying about it. However, a surprise was awaiting Red and the group which was the Tyrogue he had.

The Johto Chairman reappeared in The Food Battle where his Togepi got to reunite with Red and his Pokémon. He challenged the group to a food eating contest using his Togepi. Even though Red almost won, a single grain left over costed him the competition, whereas Togepi was able to finish the whole bowl. The Chairman made a cameo in a flashback in Tyrogue, Returning Home!? when Tyrogue was recalling the time that he was under his ownership.

Pokémon

Here is a listing of the Johto Chairman's Pokémon:

On hand
Chairman Togepi PM.png
Togepi


Traded away
Chairman Tyrogue PM.png
Tyrogue


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Président du Fan Club Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Vorsitzenden des Pokémon Fan Clubs
Italy Flag.png Italian Presidente del Pokémon Fan Club
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬애호가클럽 회장 Pokémon Lovers Club President
Spain Flag.png Spanish Presidente del Club de Fans de Pokémon


Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChaz
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterStats judge
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
Massage GirlScarf GuyKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterStats judge
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge
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