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Mr. Fuji

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Mr. Fuji
フジ老人 Elder Fuji
Mr. Fuji's artwork from the TCG
Gender Male
Hometown Lavender Town (currently)
Cinnabar Island (originally)
Region Kanto
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Game animation debut Pokémon Origins
English voice actor Kirk Thornton
Japanese voice actor Minoru Inaba
Anime counterpart Dr. Fuji (anime)
Counterpart debut Mewtwo Strikes Back

Mr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ老人 Elder Fuji) is a kind old man who lives in Lavender Town.


In the games

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Mr. Fuji looks after abandoned and orphaned Pokémon at the Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House in Lavender Town. He subscribes to Pokémon Fan Magazine. Mr. Fuji is supposedly shy. Mr. Fuji wishes for the happiness of all Pokémon. He cares for the Cubone that Team Rocket orphaned.

Mr. Fuji is not a native of Lavender Town. He used to live on Cinnabar Island, where he was known as Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ博士 Dr. Fuji), the founder of Pokémon Lab. He is a close friend of Blaine, as indicated by a portrait in the Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, when members of Team Rocket killed Marowak at Pokémon Tower, Mr. Fuji marched up to their hideout and started to rant about how Team Rocket was abusing Pokémon. Later, Mr. Fuji went to the Pokémon Tower to calm the Marowak's restless spirit, but Team Rocket appeared and held him hostage until the player drove them out of the tower. In gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the player a Poké Flute.

In Pokémon Emerald, there is a message left at Faraway Island where a wild Mew can be found. The message pleads for only "a kindhearted person" to ever set foot on the island again. The author's name is smudged but the remnant ジ ji is still readable in the Japanese version.

In the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mr. Fuji does not have a prominent role. He is found in the House of Memories paying respects to the deceased Pokémon there. In the house, there are hidden chambers that only Mr. Fuji has access to.

It is rumored that Mr. Fuji once lived the Pokémon Mansion, where journals related to the discovery of Mew and the birth of Mewtwo can be found. The mansion being located on Cinnabar Island and the fact that Fuji was a doctor are the only implications given in the games he appears in. However, this is also backed up not only by Pokémon Emerald as aforementioned, but by different anime media, suggesting he is in fact the author of the Pokémon Mansion journals and thus, the scientist related to the creation of Mewtwo in the games as well.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker's information on Mr. Fuji in FireRed and LeafGreen. The main text from some of these entries is also found elsewhere during regular gameplay.

Little girl at Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House

What does this person do?

He's really kind.

He looks after abandoned and
orphaned POKéMON.

One of the Team Rocket Grunts at Pokémon Tower

What is this person like?

This old guy marched right up to

Then, he starts ranting about how

So, we're just talking it over as

Pokémon Fan Magazine

What is this person like?

Monthly Grand Prize Drawing!

The application form is…

Gone! It's been clipped out.
Someone must have applied already.

Old man at the Pokémon Center in Lavender Town

There's a rumor…

I hear that MR. FUJI's not from
these parts originally, either.

Portrait in Cinnabar Gym

Family and friends?

It's a photo of BLAINE and

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 Mr. Fuji left to the player

From: MR. FUJI
To: {RED}

Instead of hoping for the happiness
of just your POKéMON

…Can I get you to wish for the
happiness of all POKéMON?


Red, Blue and Yellow

Pokémon Tower

"Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the soul of CUBONE's mother. I think MAROWAK's spirit has gone to the afterlife. I must thank you for your kind concern! Follow me to my home, POKéMON HOUSE at the foot of this tower."

Lavender Town

  • After returning from Pokémon Tower
"<player>. Your POKéDEX quest may fail without love for your POKéMON. I think this may help your quest."
  • If the player doesn't have room for more items
"You must make room for this!"
  • After giving the player the Poké Flute
"Upon hearing POKé FLUTE, sleeping POKéMON will spring awake. It works on all sleeping POKéMON."
  • Subsequent visits
"Has my FLUTE helped you?"

Gold, Silver and Crystal

"Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your POKéMON in a kind and loving manner. POKéMON lovers come here to pay their respects to departed POKéMON. Please offer condolences for the souls of the departed POKéMON. I'm sure that will make them happy."

FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Tower

"Heh? You came to save me? Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the spirit of CUBONE’s mother. I think MAROWAK’s spirit has finally left us. I must thank you for your kind concern. Follow me to my home, POKéMON HOUSE, at the foot of this tower."

Lavender Town

  • After returning from Pokémon Tower
"<player>… Your POKéDEX quest is one that requires strong dedication. Without deep love for POKéMON, your quest may fail. I’m not sure if this will help you, but I’d like you to have it."
  • If the player doesn't have room for more items
"You must make room for this!"
  • After giving the player the Poké Flute
"Upon hearing the POKé FLUTE, sleeping POKéMON will spring awake. Try using it on POKéMON that are sleeping obstacles."
  • Subsequent visits
"Has my POKé FLUTE helped you?"

Fame Checker

"Instead of hoping for the happiness of just your POKéMON… …Can I get you to wish for the happiness of all POKéMON?"

HeartGold and SoulSilver

"Welcome. Hmm... You appear to be raising your Pokémon in a kind and loving manner. Those who love Pokémon come here to pay their respects to Pokémon. Please pay homage to the spirits of Pokémon. I'm sure that will make them happy."


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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Fame Checker sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the anime

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In the main series

Main article: Dr. Fuji (anime)

Mr. Fuji as in the elder from Lavender Town hasn't appeared in the Pokémon anime series. However, evidence from the other media suggest that Dr. Fuji from Mewtwo Strikes Back is based on him. In the movie, Dr. Fuji was involved in the creation of Mewtwo, from which he did not survive due to Mewtwo destructing of the lab where it was created.

In Pokémon Origins

Mr. Fuji in Pokémon Origins

Mr. Fuji's first appearance in Pokémon Origins was in the episode File 2: Cubone. Much like in the games, he had gone to the Pokémon Tower after it was taken over by Team Rocket, trying to convince them to leave, but wound up as their hostage. After Team Rocket was driven out of the Pokémon Tower by Red, Mr. Fuji rewarded the young Pokémon Trainer with the Poké Flute and a pair of mysterious stones. When Red asked what the stones were for, Mr. Fuji told him that he would find out soon enough.

Mr. Fuji later appeared in File 4: Charizard, where his past as Dr. Fuji is revealed by Professor Oak soon after he concluded that the journals Red found at the Pokémon Mansion were his. He explained that Dr. Fuji used to be dedicated to Pokémon researching, but after he discovered a new species, the subjects of his studies were dismissed, and the Doctor was trying to artificially create a powerful new Pokémon. Despite their last names matching, Red was skeptical about both being the same person, but the Professor told him it was very likely, as Dr. Fuji did a research related to mysterious stones flowing with energy, like the ones that Mr. Fuji gave him.

Later, in their home at Lavender Town, Reina told Mr. Fuji about the rumors of an incredibly strong Pokémon seen in the Cerulean Cave. After hearing that the Pokémon is likely a Psychic type, he indicated that he knew the identity of this Pokémon. After hearing of Red heading to capture the mysterious Pokémon, Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji began to think about Red's possibilities to win the fight against it. During his thinking session, Red battled Mewtwo in the Cerulean Cave, and wound up getting almost all of his Pokémon defeated, leaving him with only his Charizard. While Charizard battled Mewtwo, Mr. Fuji understood that Red's only hope of victory lied within the stones he had given to him. The stones, revealed to be a Charizardite X and a Key Stone, gave Charizard strength to rise from the brink of defeat and Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X. This new power gave Charizard capability to defeat Mewtwo, allowing Red to catch it.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 稲葉実 Minoru Inaba
English Kirk Thornton
European Spanish Fernando Hernández

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 cannot 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, which makes Red willing to go there as well. Once Blue defeats Koga and the truth about the ghosts is revealed to the citizens of Lavender Town, Mr. Fuji can finally take his deceased Pokémon to rest at 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 Double Down Deoxys, the photo of Mr. Fuji and Blaine standing shoulder to shoulder is seen in an album.


Mr. Fuji's Doduo
Egg → Doduo
Prior to the start of the series Mr. Fuji hatched Doduo from its Egg. It passed away sometime before Red came to Lavender Town.

None of Doduo's moves are known.

Debut Sigh for Psyduck

In the TCG

Main article: Mr. Fuji (Fossil 58)

Mr. Fuji was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era). First released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion, it later debuted in English in the Fossil expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by Ken Sugimori. Mr. Fuji allows the player to add a Pokémon on their Bench, and all cards attached to it, to their deck and then shuffle it.


Language Name Origin
Japanese フジ老人
Elder Fuji
From フジ Fuji, Wisteria, a genus of plants with purple flowers. This may be because he lives in Cion Town, named for the purple color of a flower.
English, French,
German, Italian,
Mr. Fuji Same as Japanese name
Korean 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
Brazilian Portuguese Senhor Fuji*
Sr. Fuji*
From his English name
Vietnamese Ông lão Fuji Transliteration from his Japanese name

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

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