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554Darumaka.png The subject of this article has no official English name.
The name currently in use is a fan romanization of the Japanese name.
Sōdo Tsurugi
剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi
Soudo Adventures.png
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Victor

(Japanese: 剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi) is a main character in Pokémon Adventures.



Sōdo is an assistant to Professor Magnolia, helping her research the Dynamax phenomenon. He is often referred to as (Japanese: そーちゃん Sō-chan) by Shirudomiria and Professor Magnolia.

Sōdo was born to a family of swordsmiths and was taught how to repair weapons. He used this knowledge to become a (Japanese: 身具職人 Tool Meister), where he repairs various objects Pokémon use in battle, such as his Ransun's leek lance or his Sutikkun's stick.



One year prior to the Sword & Shield chapter, Sōdo and Shirudomiria first met at the entrance of the Slumbering Weald. Despite it being forbidden to enter, they went inside to obtain a Wishing Star Shirudomiria spotted falling into the forest. They found two Wishing Stars, with Shirudomiria taking one for herself and giving the other to Sōdo as thanks for his help. Sōdo and Shirudomiria then found themselves surrounded by the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. Realizing the two Pokémon were merely illusions, Sōdo and Shirudomiria passed through them, only to be knocked unconscious by a bright flash of light. After coming to, Sōdo discovered the Rusted Sword and Shield he was looking for had disappeared. Shirudomiria was distraught to find that her Pokémon had gone missing. After a failed search attempt, Sōdo and Shirudomiria decided the only way to find Shirudomiria's missing team members was to enter the Gym Challenge, hoping to use their fame to spread the word about the missing Pokémon.

Sword & Shield chapter

Sōdo repairing a tool
Sōdo in his Gym Challenge uniform

Sōdo was first seen rescuing a young boy named Marvin from falling off a cliff. Later, Marvin was taken to Sōdo by Shirudomiria in order to properly thank him for saving his life earlier. After a brief introduction, Shirudomiria offered to let Marvin participate in a Dynamax simulation with her and Sōdo. Together, they fought and defeated a Dynamax Pangoro hologram, giving Marvin the confidence to set out on a Pokémon journey. Having received approval from his parents, Marvin joined the others on their quest to study Dynamax. Later, everyone found Leon on the outskirts of Wedgehurst, trying to move a large flock of Wooloo off of some train tracks. Sōdo and Shirudomiria stepped in to help, driving off an Obstagoon that was terrorizing the Wooloo. After introducing themselves, Leon left to appear on a television program in Motostoke. To Marvin's surprise, Sōdo and Shirudomiria revealed they helped Leon hoping that their efforts would leave enough of an impression that he'd give them an endorsement for the Gym Challenge.

Later, the trailer house was attacked by a trio of wild Drednaw. In order to battle the Bite Pokémon, Sōdo and Shirudomiria each received a Rotom Phone with a Pokédex function installed, officially making them both Pokédex holders. With some assistance from Sobble, the Drednaw were defeated. Afterward, Professor Magnolia suggested Marvin keep Sobble, which he happily accepted.

Later, Sōdo and the others arrived in the Wild Area. While they traveled, Shirudomiria was delivered a package that contained Gym Challenge uniforms for her and Sōdo. When a pair of Team Yell Grunts tried to destroy the uniforms, Sōdo and Shirudomiria pushed them into a Pokémon Den, forcing the four to team up in a Max Raid Battle against the wild Gurdurr that lurked inside. Eventually, the Gurdurr was defeated and caught by Sōdo, but the Grunts' Pokémon were knocked out during the battle, forcing them to flee.

Later, in Motostoke, Sōdo and Shirudomiria registered for the Gym Challenge. The group encountered Sonia, a researcher and Magnolia's granddaughter. When the trailer car broke down, Magnolia asked the others to research the geoglyph in Turffield in her place. Along the way, on Route 3, Sōdo and the others met Hop, Bede, and Marnie, a trio of Gym Challengers. They were unable to progress due to a large boulder blocking the entrance to Galar Mine. After Shirudomiria and the others moved the boulder and went ahead, Sōdo stayed behind to talk with Bede. Sōdo pointed out Bede was trying to protect the boulder and speculated his goal was to obtain Wishing Stars that could be found inside the mine. Later, the others gathered at Turffield Stadium, where they watched Sōdo face Milo in a Gym battle and won. Once Shirudomiria won her match, she, Sōdo, and Marvin prepared to head off to the next Gym in Hulbury.


Sōdo nicknames his Pokémon by taking the name of the tool they wield and adding the suffix "-n" to the end of it.

On hand


Ransun (Japanese: ランスン Ransun) is Sōdo's first known Pokémon. It has been with Sōdo since it was a Farfetch'd. It was first seen being used to rescue Marvin from falling off a cliff.

Ransun's known moves are Meteor Assault, Slam, Brave Bird, and Brick Break*.
While Dynamaxed, it can use Max Knuckle.

Debut PASS01

Sutikkun (Japanese: スティックン Sutikkun) is Sōdo's second known Pokémon.

Sutikkun's known moves are Leafage*, Scratch*, Branch Poke, and Sunny Day.

Debut PASS01
Tekkotsun (Japanese: テッコツン Tekkotsun) is Sōdo's third known Pokémon. It was caught by Sōdo after he, Shirudomiria, and two Team Yell Grunts fought it in a Max Raid Battle

Tekkotsun's only known move is Close Combat and its Ability is Guts.

Debut PASS04

Traveling with

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Rotom Phone


  • Sōdo's uniform number is "808", which can be read as August 8th, the date when the first volume of Pokémon Adventures was released in Japan.


Language Name Origin
Japanese 剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi Tsurugi means sword. 創人 Sōdo is phonetically the same as ソード sword.

Sōdo's Pokémon


Language Name Origin
Japanese ランスン Ransun From ランス lance.


Language Name Origin
Japanese スティックン Sutikkun From スティック stick.


Language Name Origin
Japanese テッコツン Tekkotsun From 鉄骨 tekkotsu (steel girder)

Pokémon Adventures main characters
RGBY/FRLG: RedBlueGreenYellow
GSC/HGSS: GoldSilverCrystal
RSE/ORAS: RubySapphireEmerald
DPPt: DiamondPearlPlatinum
BWB2W2: BlackWhiteBlakeWhitley
SWSH: SōdoShirudomiria

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