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Raymond
レイモンド Raymond
Raymond M01.png
Raymond
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Anime debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
English voice actor Addie Blaustein
Japanese voice actor Raymond Johnson

Raymond (Japanese: レイモンド Raymond) is Pokémon Trainer that Ash battled in Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake.

Contents

In the anime

History

In Mewtwo Strikes Back

While Ash and his friends were having lunch at the beginning of the movie, Raymond approached them and asked Ash for a battle. Although Ash had just told his friends that he was too weak to work, he jumped up, ready to battle. In the Japanese version, he stated that he was just going to have a quick battle before lunch.

Despite Raymond's eagerness, Ash successfully knocked out all five of his Pokémon in rapid succession. In fact, Pikachu took out three of those Pokémon in one Thunderbolt when Raymond tried to unfairly gang them up on him. Raymond was stunned by the defeat, such that in the Japanese version, he exclaimed "Oh my God!!!" in English. The match also caught the attention of Mewtwo's Fearow, and this led to Ash being invited to New Island.

Notably, Raymond had a then-unknown Generation II Pokémon when he appeared: a Donphan.

Pokémon

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

Raymond's Donphan
Donphan
In its debut appearance, Donphan was seen battling Ash's Bulbasaur and managed to land two successive hits with Rollout, but was then defeated by Bulbasaur's Solar Beam.

Donphan's only known move is Rollout.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Raymond's Machamp
Machamp
Machamp was seen battling Ash's Squirtle and was quickly defeated by Squirtle's Bubble Beam.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Raymond's Venomoth
Venomoth
Venomoth was seen battling Ash's Pikachu and was quickly defeated with Thunderbolt.

None of Venomoth's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Raymond's Pinsir
Pinsir
Pinsir was seen battling Ash's Pikachu and was quickly defeated with Thunderbolt.

None of Pinsir's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Raymond's Golem
Golem
Golem was seen battling Ash's Pikachu and was quickly defeated with Thunderbolt.

None of Golem's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back

In M22

Raymond will appear in M22, a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back. He will play the same role as in that movie.

Pokémon

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

Drowzee
Drowzee was seen battling Ash's Pikachu and was quickly defeated with Thunderbolt.

None of Drowzee's moves are known.

Debut M22

Aside from Drowzee, who replaces his Golem, Raymond's team remains virtually unchanged from Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Character

Raymond maintains a tough exterior, but was shown to be impulsive in battle and set on victory. He even resorted to underhanded tactics and sent out three Pokémon at once in the hopes of winning after Ash defeated two of his Pokémon.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese レイモンド・ジョンソン Raymond Johnson
English Addie Blaustein
Czech Petr Burian
Finnish Arto Nieminen
German Frank Schaff
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Jacek Kopczyński
Brazilian Portuguese Nizo Neto
Spanish Latin America Eduardo Garza
Spain Pablo Sevilla

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Raymond appears in Mewtwo Strikes Back!, where he battled Ash. He was quickly defeated by him without defeating any of Ash's Pokémon.

Pokémon

Donphan
Donphan was the first Pokémon Raymond sent out during his battle with Ash. It was quickly defeated by Bulbasaur's Solar Beam.

None of Donphan's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Venomoth
After Donphan's defeat, Raymond sent out Venomoth, along with Machamp, and Golem. They were quickly defeated by Pikachu despite Golem's immunity to electricity.

None of Venomoth's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Machamp
After Donphan's defeat, Raymond sent out Machamp, along with Venomoth, and Golem. They were quickly defeated by Pikachu despite Golem's immunity to electricity.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Golem
After Donphan's defeat, Raymond sent out Golem, along with Venomoth and Machamp. They were quickly defeated by Pikachu despite Golem's immunity to electricity.

None of Golem's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back!

Trivia


Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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