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ホウジ Hōji
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Lavaridge Town
Region Hoenn
Anime debut Serving Up the Flute Cup!
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Yūki Shin

Hodge (Japanese: ホウジ Hōji) is a Pokémon Trainer from Lavaridge Town who first appeared in Serving Up the Flute Cup!.

In the anime

Hodge's rivalry with Goh and Ash

Hodge came to the Battle Frontier to participate in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. When he tried to throw a bottle in the trash can, he ended up meeting with Ash. Soon after, Hodge's Mightyena appeared jumping from a bush, and Hodge ended up stopping Goh from trying to captureo it, as Goh believed it to be a wild Pokémon.

During the Battle Frontier Flute Cup, Hodge's first opponent was Goh. Due to his opponent's inexperience, Hodge easily defeated Goh's Scyther and Scorbunny using only his Mightyena. In the second round, Hodge faced a Trainer with an Altaria and defeated with his Mightyena. With this victory, Hodge managed to advance to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Hodge faced a Trainer who used a Metagross, defeating it with his Hariyama despite the type disadvantage. With another victory, Hodge managed to advance to the finals of the tournament, where his opponent ended up being Ash.

In the final round, Hodge first used his Hariyama against Mimey, who despite its best efforts was not able to win against the improvised moves that Mimey used in battle. Soon after, Hodge used his Mightyena, but Mimey refused to battle and this forced Ash to send out Pikachu. Although Mightyena started the battle with agile moves that confused Pikachu, Hodge and Mightyena ended up losing when Ash used an improvised strategy with Pikachu. After the battle, Hodge thanked Ash for the match.

Hodge is set to appear again in JN064.


Despite trying to demonstrate a threatening stance, Hodge is very friendly, quickly becoming friends with Ash and greeting him after their battle in Battle Frontier Flute Cup.


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

Hariyama is one of the Hodge's main Pokémon. Hodge often moves around by riding on Hariyama's shoulder. He used it in the semifinals of the Battle Frontier Flute Cup, where it was seen defeating a Metagross.

In the finals, Hariyama was the first Pokémon used by Hodge against Ash and Mimeym who used a series of moves that allowed him to dodge Hariyama's blows. After being trapped in an invisible wall formed by Reflect, Hariyama was defeated by a super effective Psychic.

Hariyama's only known moves are Force Palm and Arm Thrust.

Debut Serving Up the Flute Cup!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers
Mightyena was first seen sleeping while Goh and Scorbunny were looking for new Pokémon. Scorbunny ended up pulling part of Mightyena's fur and this ended up irritating the Bite Pokémon. Hodge then prevented Goh from trying to capture his Pokémon, which Goh believed to be a wild Pokémon.

Mightyena was the first Pokémon used by Hodge in his first match in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup against Goh. Despite the type disadvantage, Mightyena managed to defeat Goh's Scyther and Scorbunny without much difficulty.

In the quarterfinals Hodge used Mightyena against an Altaria.

In the finals, Mightyena was the second Pokémon used by Hodge in his battle against Ash. Initially, Hodge sent Mighyena out to battle Mimey, who ended up refusing to fight, forcing Ash to use Pikachu. During the battle, Mightyena's speed allowed it to take the lead, but Pikachu managed to win after a combination of Electroweb and Iron Tail.

Mightyena's known moves are Fire Fang, Snarl, Crunch, and Sucker Punch.

Debut Serving Up the Flute Cup!


Hodge has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 新祐樹 Yūki Shin
Italian Federico Zanandrea
Brazilian Portuguese Rafael Schubert

In the manga

Hodge in the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Hodge appeared in JNM03, playing the same role as he does in the anime.


This listing is of Hodge's known Pokémon in the manga:

On hand
Hariyama is the Hodge's first known Pokémon.
Debut JNM03
Mightyena is the Hodge's second known Pokémon.
Debut JNM03


Language Name
Japanese ホウジ Hōji
English, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese
Hodge Similar to his Japanese name
German Hanno Similar to his English name
Italian Hermes Similar to his English name
French Horace Similar to his English name
Korean 봉준 Bongjun Similar to his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 芳士 Fāngshì From the Japanese name 芳士 Hōji

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