Shepherd (Japanese: スギウラ Sugiura) is a minor recurring character of the Pokémon anime.

He first appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!, where he participated in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup and was Cilan's first opponent. However, he was defeated by him and eliminated from the tournament. He made a cameo appearance in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!, where he lined up with all the other competitors in front of Alder, Cynthia, Caitlin and Freddy O'Martian.


Galvantula is the only Pokémon Shepherd is known to have on hand. It was used in the first round of the Junior Cup but lost to Cilan's Pansage.

None of Galvantula's moves are known.

Debut Jostling for the Junior Cup!

Pokémon competitions

Shepherd has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三宅健太 Kenta Miyake
English Marc Thompson
Finnish Markus Bäckman
European Spanish Eduardo del Hoyo

  This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.