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If you were looking for the recurring characters whose Japanese name are Parker, see Porter.
ソウタ Sōta
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Maroon
Hometown Vermilion City
Region Kanto
Relatives Professor Cerise (father), Talia (mother), Chloe (older sister)
Anime debut Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!
English voice actor Erica Mendez
Japanese voice actor Chihiro Ueda

Parker (Japanese: ソウタ Sōta) is a recurring character who appeared in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He is the younger brother of Chloe and the son of Professor Cerise and Talia.



Parker and his family

Parker first appeared in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, where he tried to wake Chloe up for school. He then had breakfast together with his family before seeing his sister and father off as they drove to Chloe's school.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, Parker was among those who attended the Pokémon Orienteering competition at Cerise Laboratory. Alongside his sister, Parker followed Goh around Vermilion City and watched as he caught several Pokémon before meeting up with his father and the others.

In JN029, Yamper brought home an injured Pidove. After Parker helped it recover, he was sad to see Pidove leave when its Trainer came to pick it up. However, his sister comforted him and told him that Pidove's place was with its Trainer. In the end, Parker decided to say goodbye to Pidove next to his family.

In JN031, Parker asked Chloe, Goh, and Ash to help him and his friend Nami train her Feebas. Later, the group traveled to Hoenn to follow Nami's performance at the Water-type Pokémon Friendship Contest.


In contrast to his sister, Parker is more open and friendly to Pokémon, even trying to create a friendship between Yamper and an injured Pidove. During the competition in Dreams Are Made of These!, Parker was one of the children most impressed with Goh's skills, which motivated him to want to know more about Pokémon.

Parker seems to avoid being sincere, such as when he avoided responding to a question on what he thought of Nami's Feebas so as not to hurt his friend's feelings.


Taking care of

Chloe's Yamper
Main article: Chloe's Yamper

Yamper is a Pokémon taken care of by Parker's family. Yamper sometimes uses Parker to wake his Trainer up when she is late for school.

Debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 植田千尋 Chihiro Ueda
English Erica Mendez


Language Name Origin
Japanese ソウタ Sōta Possibly from 草 (grass) and 田 ta (paddy)
English Parker From park
French Simon
Korean 두루 Duru Similar to 하루 Haru (Chloe)
Chinese (Mandarin) 蒼太 Cāngtài From the Japanese name 蒼太 Sōta. Contains 蒼 cāng (verdant).

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGohRaboot
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Cerise
Relatives Delia KetchumMimeyDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluIkuoCamilleHalta
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianBrandonLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioStuffulWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenRotom PhonesParkerTaliaLeonGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters
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