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Mr. Fuji
フジろうじん Elder Fuji
Mr. Fuji art from the TCG
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Blue, and Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal, FireRed and LeafGreen, HeartGold and SoulSilver

Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジろうじん Elder Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town.


In the games

Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon in Lavender Town. He subscribes to Pokémon Fan Magazine. He is not a native of Lavender Town; he used to live on Cinnabar Island and is the founder of the island's Pokémon Lab. He used to be a close friend of Cinnabar Gym's Blaine, as the photo in the Gym shows them together. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy.

When members of Team Rocket killed Marowak in Pokémon Tower, Mr. Fuji marched up to their hideout and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Team Rocket held him hostage until the protagonist drove them out of the tower and rescued him. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.

Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned.

In Pokémon Emerald there are a series of messages left at Faraway Island where a wild Mew can be found. The messages warn that only someone pure of heart will see Mew. The author's name is smudged, but "-ji" is still readable in the Japanese version. It is possible that Mr. Fuji left the message. As a scientist who possibly worked on creating Mewtwo, he would have needed to capture Mew to take Mew's baby.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji doesn't have a prominent role. He is found in the House of Memories paying respects to the deceased Pokémon. There are hidden chambers in the House of Memories that only Mr. Fuji has access to.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Mr. Fuji in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Mr. Fuji's house - Little girl
  • What does this person do?
"He's really kind.
He looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon."
Pokémon Tower - Team Rocket Grunt
  • What is this person like?
"This old guy marched right up to our hideout.
Then, he starts ranting about how Team Rocket's abusing Pokémon.
So, we're just talking it over as adults."
Pokémon Fan Magazine
  • What is this person like?
"Pokémon Fan Magazine. Monthly Grand Prize Drawing!
The application form is... Gone! it's been clipped out.
Someone must have applied already."
Lavender Town Pokémon Center - Old man
  • There's a rumor...
"I hear Mr. Fuji's not from these parts originally, either."
Cinnabar Gym - Photo
  • Family and friends?
"It's a photo of Blaine and Mr. Fuji.
They're standing shoulder to shoulder with big grins."
Pokémon Journal
  • What is this person like?
"Editor: The shy Mr. Fuji turned down our interview requests.
He is a kindly man who is adored and respected in Lavender Town."
Message from Fuji
"Instead of hoping for the happiness of just your Pokémon...
...Can I get you to wish for the happiness of all Pokémon?"


File:Mr Fuji.png File:MrFuji II OD.png File:MrFuji III OD.png File:MrFuji.png File:MrFuji OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Generation III
Mr. Fuji's Fame Checker sprite from
Generation III.
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures

Mr. Fuji (right) with his Doduo and Blue

Mr. Fuji first appears in Sigh for Psyduck, when he meets Red in Lavender Town, on his way to pay his respects to his Doduo's grave. Mr. Fuji invites Red to his house and tells about the Pokémon Tower and the ghosts in there. Because of them, he can't bury his Pokémon in a proper place. Red sees a photo of Blue with Mr. Fuji, who tells him that the lad went to the Pokémon Tower to defy the presence of any ghosts, what makes Red want to go there, too. Once Blue defeats Koga and the truth about the ghosts is revealed to the citizens of Lavender, Mr. Fuji can finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest in the Pokémon Tower.

Mr. Fuji made a couple of cameo appearances in later chapters. In The Last Battle XIII, he is one of the Pokémon Fan Club members that sent Pokémon to defeat Lugia and Ho-Oh. In Last Shot, the photo of Mr. Fuji and Blaine standing shoulder to shoulder is seen in an album.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Mr. Fuji or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Mr. Fuji T - Uncommon Fossil 58/62


  • It is theorized that he may have been the inspiration for Dr. Fuji from Mewtwo Strikes Back, due to their similar names and history in studying Mew. However, Dr. Fuji is considerably younger than Mr. Fuji, leading to another theory that the senior Fuji is the junior Fuji's father. However, besides having the same surname and their shared interest in Mew, there is nothing to back this up.
    • In Cinnabar Island's laboratory, there is a picture of Mr. Fuji, known as Dr. Fuji during his work in the Cinnabar Lab. The text also says "Dr. Fuji?!?!" indicating Red's/Leaf's surprise in the discovery since Mr. Fuji is known to be kind-spirited and wouldn't harm Pokémon where as the Dr. Fuji described in the game conducted ill-experiments on Pokémon such as Mew. This means that perhaps Dr. Fuji is a younger Mr. Fuji in the anime as well.


Language Name Origin
Japanese フジろうじん
Elder Fuji
From フジ Fuji, the Japanese name for the wisteria family of plants, a genus of plants with purple flowers. He may be named this because he lives in Lavender Town, also named after a plant with purple flowers.
English, French,
German, Spanish
Mr. Fuji Same as Japanese name; although Western audiences may be more familiar with "Fuji" as being a generic Japanese name.
Korea 등나무노인
Elder Deung'namu
From 등나무 Deung'namu, the Korean name for Wisteria floribunda, the "Japanese Wisteria".
Chinese (Mandarin 富士老人
Elder Fùshì
From 富士 Fuji, possibly relating to Mt. Fuji.

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomRedGreenBlueTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName RaterDay-Care ManProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesman

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