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Bonji (Japanese: ボンジイ Bonjī) is a character who appeared in I Choose You!. He is a researcher who spent many years of his life chasing after the Legendary Ho-Oh. He is known to have written a book titled Ho-Oh is My Life.
In the movies
During the movie, he helped Ash, Verity, and Sorrel on their adventure towards Mount Tensei, where Ho-Oh lives.
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In the manga
Bonji appeared in I Choose You!. After Ash, Verity, and Sorrel arrived at the Raizen Mountains, Bonji appeared and told them about the wild Pokémon residing there. He was searching for Ho-Oh for 20 years and saw that Ash had the Rainbow Wing. As such, he went with the group to where Ho-Oh was going to be.
After Marshadow was freed from the evil in the tainted Rainbow Wing and Ash was able to get a new one, Bonji advised Ash to place the Rainbow Wing on the rainbow rock. As a result, a rainbow formed and Ho-Oh appeared. After Ash battled Ho-Oh, Bonji then bade Ash his farewells.
- Bonji's getup is similar to the one Red wears in the Generation I games, particularly the hat.
- Bonji is referred to as Bonjii on the Pokémon official site for Asia.
|Japanese||ボンジイ Bonjī||From 爺 jī (old man)|
|English, French, Italian
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
|Bonji||Same as Japanese name|
|German||Bonifaz||Similar to Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||梵爺 Fànyé||From Japanese 梵爺 Bonjī and 爺 yé (old man)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||梵爺 Fàahnyèh||From Japanese 梵爺 Bonjī and 爺 yèh (old man)|
|Thai||บอนจี Bonji||Same as Japanese name|
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