Brock (anime)

Brock
タケシ Takeshi
Brock SM.png
Art from Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
Age 15[1] (as of debut)
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pewter City
Region Kanto
Relatives Flint (father), Lola (mother), Forrest (brother), eight other siblings
Trainer class Gym Leader, Pokémon Breeder
Game counterpart Brock
Leader of Pewter Gym
Badge Boulder Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City
English voice actor Eric Stuart (EP005-AG145)
Bill Rogers (AG146-present) (MoMP)
Japanese voice actor Yūji Ueda

Brock (Japanese: タケシ Takeshi) is an aspiring Pokémon Doctor from Pewter City and a former traveling partner of Ash. He used to be the Gym Leader of the Pewter Gym, handing out the Boulder Badge to Trainers who defeated him.

Brock journeyed with Ash through the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions in his pursuit of improving his skills as a Pokémon Breeder. Eventually, he decided to return home and study to become a Pokémon Doctor.

In the anime

History

 
A young Brock

Pre-series

Not much is known about Brock's early childhood. In Having a Wailord of a Time, he revealed that his first Pokémon was an Onix he received as a tenth-birthday gift from his father Flint.

When he was younger, he participated in Little League Baseball, as mentioned in The Little Big Horn.

Prior to joining Ash at the end of Showdown in Pewter City, Flint left the family home to pursue his own ventures. As a result, Brock assumed the responsibility of running the Pewter Gym while also taking care of his nine younger siblings on his own.

As Ash's traveling companion

In Showdown in Pewter City, after Brock awarded Ash the Boulder Badge, Flint came forward and confessed who he was. Flint took on the responsibilities of the Pewter Gym and his family, leaving Brock free to journey with Ash and Misty.

Brock only became the Gym Leader because he felt it was his responsibility, and he admitted to Ash that he would rather care for Pokémon than battle them. It was his dream to become a great Pokémon Breeder, and when Flint took back control of the Gym, Brock was allowed to start following this dream.

Brock was also able to meet and make advances towards the many beautiful women he met. At first, he was more casual about approaching women, such as Officer Jenny in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, and more modest as well, such as when he met Melanie in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. However, he became more open and passionate towards almost all single young women as time progressed.

 
Brock leaving the group to stay with Professor Ivy

Brock took care of a Vulpix that belonged to a Breeder named Suzie.

Brock briefly left the show during the Orange Islands saga to work for Professor Ivy on Valencia Island and so is only seen in a couple of cameos in the second movie. While there, something happened that will probably remain secret as Brock will only huddle and say "that name" whenever he is asked about it. In the English dub of Destiny Deoxys, he mentioned his work for her. After this incident, Brock returned to Kanto where he was found by Delia Ketchum, who helped him to regain his strength. Brock then became a rival to Mimey until he rejoined Ash and Misty as the three traveled to Johto.

In Beauty and the Breeder, Brock returned Vulpix to Suzie. Together, they entered Vulpix into the Pokémon Beauty Contest in Bonitaville.

At the end of Ash and his friends' journey in Johto, the three went their separate ways, with Brock's help requested at home by his father.

Upon his return home, Brock was dismayed to find that his mother had returned and commandeered the Gym, turning the Rock-type haven into a brightly decorated Water-type den. Brock battled her for the honor of Rock types and won, promising his brother Forrest that he would become Gym Leader someday.

 
Brock's family

After that, Brock returned to follow Ash through Hoenn, along with their new friends May and Max, and then through Kanto again as Ash took on the Kanto Battle Frontier. He left briefly when Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire ended in order to visit his home, but quickly returned to travel with Ash and Dawn in Sinnoh. Near the end of the Sinnoh saga, Brock began to show interest in becoming a Pokémon Doctor, and so, rather than following Ash to Unova to advise him, decided to remain in Kanto to study.

Brock made an appearance in DPS02, where it was revealed that, while waiting to attend a Pokémon medical school, he had been studying hard at home as well as helping out at the Pewter City Pokémon Center. In the episode, he played a major role in helping Forrest to officially become the Pewter City Gym Leader when it is revealed that his father never informed the Pokémon League of the title change.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

 
Brock meeting Cilan

Brock was mentioned in Expedition to Onix Island!, when Dawn learned that Cilan cooks for himself, Ash, and Iris. She said this was similar to the way Brock used to for her and Ash before he decided to become a Pokémon Doctor. He also appeared in flashbacks in The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!. In addition, he appeared in a fantasy in The Dream Continues!.

Brock appeared in person in BWS01, where it was revealed that he had attended the Pokémon medical school and had been sent to Johto to apprentice under a Pokémon Doctor as part of his training. While passing through the town he bumped into Pokémon Connoisseur Cilan briefly, then encountered him again when Cilan took his Pansage to be treated at the town's Pokémon Center after it was injured by a Gyarados. While waiting for it to recover, the two encountered the beginning Trainer Ayumi who was having trouble teaching her Pikachu to use Thunderbolt; Brock was very impressed with Cilan's talents as Cilan helped Pikachu master the move. Later, when the Gyarados that Cilan encountered earlier started to rampage due to being injured by the poacher Amer, Brock spotted that it was injured, so after Pansage's Grass Whistle put it to sleep, Brock was able to quickly treat it. Afterwards, the two said goodbye to each other and continued their separate travels, having never learned their names or that Ash was a mutual friend of theirs.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

 
Brock checking on Snowy

Brock reappeared in several Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon episodes, first reappearing with Alola, Kanto!. Brock reunited with Ash when he and his classmates arrived at the Kanto airport, where he also used his expertise as a Pokémon Doctor to diagnose Lillie's Snowy's airsickness as harmless. Brock and Misty then compared Kantonian and Alolan Pokémon with the class at Professor Oak's Laboratory. Later, Brock and the rest of the group worked together to defeat Team Rocket, who Brock was angry to find were still up to their old tactics of stealing Pokémon. Afterwards, the group had a party and learned from Professor Kukui that the class had plans to head to Cerulean City for a Gym battle.

In When Regions Collide!, the group arrived at Cerulean City, where Brock and Misty assisted Professor Kukui's lecture on the mechanics of Gym battles and the Pokémon League. Brock defeated Lillie and Sophocles in a Multi Battle, then used his Mega Steelix to defeat Kiawe and his Turtonator. He and Misty then bade Ash and his classmates farewell and accepted Ash's offer to visit Alola sometime in the future.

In Alola, Alola!, Brock accompanied Misty to Alola and met up with Ash and his classmates. Stopping by the Pokémon Center, he flirted with Nurse Joy, only to be stopped by Misty. He remained behind to assist Nurse Joy as she treated a Yungoos.

In Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, Brock and Misty accompanied Ash and his classmates to Akala Island. They visited Paniola Ranch‎‎, where a Kangaskhan was threatening the Pokémon after its baby was injured. Using a Comfey that Nurse Joy had given him, Brock was able to treat the baby Kangaskhan's injury. Later, upon meeting Island Kahuna Olivia, Brock immediately fell in love with her and they agreed to a battle. Brock used Sudowoodo against her Lycanroc, but the battle was interrupted when Team Rocket attempted to steal the Pokémon. Brock teamed up with Olivia to turn Lycanroc's Continental Crush into the shape of a heart, which defeated Team Rocket. At the end of the episode, Brock returned to Kanto alongside Misty.

Brock reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, where he had largely the same role as in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Brock also made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of I Choose You!.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Brock's silhouette appeared in Destination: Coronation! alongside the other Kanto Gym Leaders as Ash was heading towards Vermilion Gym to challenge Visquez.

Character

 
Brock preparing Pokémon food

Prior to joining Ash on his journey, Brock had become increasingly frustrated and harsh towards challengers as a result of his responsibilities as both the Pewter City Gym Leader and the main caretaker for his nine younger siblings. Even while traveling, he would think of his family, returning home on several occasions like in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!.

Brock is noticeably mature, wise, and levelheaded, often acting as an older brother and caretaker to the other characters and a voice of reason in disputes. He will usually place others before himself and will support his friends even against his better judgment or at his own expense. Brock always carries books and maps with him, and thus is usually the character who knows where the group is headed and what they can do when they get there. However, in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, this role was mostly taken over by Max, who owned a PokéNav.

 
Max pulling Brock's ears

He is renowned for his domestic abilities like sewing, vacuuming, and, most notably, cooking, which Ash and the others always enjoy without fail. The capacity of Brock's Bag is endless, as seen in The School of Hard Knocks, where it is capable of containing full tea-sets, tables, and cooking utensils. He also carries a lot of other supplies, such as Potions and Pokémon food, though he has to make pit stops in towns so he could restock the group's supplies.

Despite this, all of his maturity and rationality leaves him completely at the sight of a beautiful woman, and he is extremely passionate over the prospect of finding the girl of his dreams, though he is usually never successful in wooing a woman. Despite this, a few women have been known to show interest in him, such as Wilhomena, Temacu, Natalie, Lucy, Holly, Autumn, Narissa, Lizabeth, and Olivia. Despite his failures, Brock remains determined to find a girl to start a relationship with, and has indicated several times he would stop traveling with Ash and stay with the girl if this happened. This behavior tends to wear on the nerves of other characters, and Misty and Max have both commonly dragged Brock away from women by his ear. In addition, some of Brock's own Pokémon, most notably Croagunk, have attacked him for getting too flirtatious with women.

He also carries a small blue journal containing information on every girl he meets, referring to it in The Rise of Darkrai as his "Little Blue Book of Babes". It most recently appeared in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! and featured Island Kahuna Olivia.

 
Brock flirting with Nurse Joy

His love of the Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy family lines, in particular, can be overbearing and embarrassing for his friends. Brock can also tell whether they are real or impostors, as well as make out subtle physical differences between them. This "ability" has been used multiple times in the series.

Brock was not shown to battle often in spite of his experience as a former Gym Leader, though he happily accepts challenges from girls like Miki, Molly Hale, and Olivia. Instead, he tended to advise Ash on battle strategies and keenly watched matches from the sidelines, seeing the knowledge as valuable to understanding a Pokémon in its entirety.

His goals have played a passive role in his development, and Brock's overall role has generally been one as support for other main characters, usually contributing more in terms of wisdom and comedic antics than the action of the series. Unlike other characters, who aspire to achieve and excel in competitive fields like Pokémon training and Pokémon Contests, his initial aim to become a great Pokémon Breeder was a quiet one and thus did not get showcased frequently. Brock's experience with Vulpix taught him a lot about conditioning and nutrition, while further knowledge came from raising Happiny and Bonsly. He questioned whether he was actually pursuing his dreams like his friends near the end of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, and ultimately decided to become a Pokémon Doctor instead.

Pokémon

As Gym tradition dictated, Brock's first Pokémon, Onix and Geodude, were Rock types. However, once he was able to leave the Pewter Gym and go on a journey, he has dedicated himself to learn about how to care for a variety of Pokémon. As he has stated in Battling A Cute Drama!, his philosophy is that the important thing about being a Pokémon Trainer is the bond between Trainer and Pokémon.

His Pokémon tend to be an eclectic mix of types and dispositions. However, all of his Pokémon tend to have strong bonds with Brock and have been shown to be very capable battlers, despite the fact that Brock does not go out of his way to train his Pokémon. Brock grooms not only his Pokémon but also those of his friends with whom he travels.

This is a listing of Brock's Pokémon as of the most recent Japanese episode. Pokémon listed as "on hand" have been seen since his return to the anime in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

On hand

At Pewter Gym / Home

Returned

 
Vulpix

Caught for someone else

 
Tauros
Main article: Ash's Tauros

Brock caught a Tauros in the Safari Zone. However, as this was one of Ash's Safari Balls, the Tauros in question is actually one of Ash's Tauros.

Debut EP035
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

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Hoothoot
Brock, Ash, and Misty borrowed Hoothoot from Hagatha in order to navigate the haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, Nagatha after they were able to get to the exit.

Hoothoot's known moves are Foresight and Peck.

Debut Illusion Confusion
 
Totodile
Main article: Ash's Totodile

When Ash and Misty started arguing whose Lure Ball had caught a wild Totodile, Brock took the Big Jaw Pokémon under his custody and declared a match to determine who would get to keep him. After Ash had won the battle, Brock gave the Totodile to him.

Debut The Totodile Duel
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Kayzie Rogers
 
Ninetales
Brock commanded a Ninetales during a battle with Team Rocket.

Ninetales' known moves are Psychic* and Flamethrower.

Debut Just Waiting on a Friend
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rachael Lillis
 
Shiftry
In order to help Nurse Joy cure a Nuzleaf who is very sick, Brock temporarily rode on Shiftry to retrieve some medicine at the Pokémon Center.

Shiftry's known moves are Stun Spore*, Bullet Seed, and Whirlwind.

Debut Jump for Joy!
 
Staravia
Main article: Ash's Staravia

When the group got separated by a Rollout attack coming from Graveler and Golem, Staravia ended up staying with Brock. Similar to his role with Ash, Staravia also served as a lookout Pokémon when Brock was searching for Ash and Dawn.

Debut Two Degrees of Separation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Sarah Natochenny
 
Turtwig
Main article: Ash's Turtwig

Turtwig stayed with Brock when his Trainer got separated in the maze by a group of Graveler and Golem. Later, when everyone was found on two sides of the maze, Brock commanded Turtwig to use Razor Leaf to break down one side of the wall.

Debut Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Billy Beach
 
Aipom
Main article: Ash's Aipom

Aipom went with Brock after getting separated from her Trainer in the maze by a group of Graveler and Golem. Later, when everyone was found on two sides of the maze, Brock commanded Aipom to use Swift to break down one side of the wall.

Debut Slaking Kong!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Miyako Itō
 
Magnemite
Brock trained a Magnemite during the first day of the summer school academy.

Magnemite's only known move is Thunder.

Debut Camping It Up!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Bill Rogers
 
Onix
Onix was used in the first leg of the triathlon.

None of Onix's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
 
Feraligatr
Brock used a Feraligatr in the second leg of the triathlon.

None of Feraligatr's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!

Ride Pokémon

 
Charizard
Main article: Kiawe's Charizard

Brock rode on Charizard in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! to travel to Akala Island.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka

Pokémon competitions

 
The prize for winning the Dress-Up Contest

Brock has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese うえだゆうじ Yūji Ueda
English Eric Stuart (EP005-AG145, M01-M08, Mewtwo Returns, Pokémon Chronicles)
Bill Rogers (AG146-present, M09-M13, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Arabic رأفت بازو Rafat Pazo
Bulgarian Александър Воронов Alexander Voronov
Mandarin Chinese 符爽 Fú Shuǎng
梁興昌 Liáng Xìngchāng
于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng
Croatian Igor Mešin
Czech Martin Písařík (EP005-EP209, M01-M03)
Jan Maxián (DP002-DP135, DP147-present, M11)
Michal Holán (DP136-DP146)
Jiří Balcárek (M04)
Danish Peter Holst-Beck
Dutch Fred Meijer
Unknown voice actor (M04-M07)
Filipino Julius Figueroa
Finnish Juha Paananen (EP005-AG026, M01-M04, M22, PK01-PK07, Mewtwo Returns)
Jari Salo (AG041-present, M10-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Christian Lönegren (M05-M07)
French Canada Martin Watier
Europe Laurent Chauvet (EP005-AG145)
Antoni Lo Presti (AG146-present)
German Marc Stachel
Greek Χάρης Γρηγορόπουλος Haris Grigoropoulos
Hebrew גיא רושיניאק Guy Roshiniak
Hindi उपलक्ष कोछर Uplaksh Kochhar (Hungama dub)
Hungarian Sótonyi Gábor
Levente Molnar (M04)
Zámbori Soma (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
Icelandic Friðrik Friðriksson (M03)
Björgvin Franz Gíslason (M05)
Indonesian Diky Rahman (Kanto saga)
Dendri Patma (Johto saga-Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, M02-M07)
Kamal Nasuti (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, M08-M13)
Tri Budi Prakoso (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, RTV dub)
Hardianto (M22)
Italian Nicola Bartolini Carrassi (EP005-EP083, M01, M04-M05)
Luca Bottale (EP115-present, M03, M06-M13, K2 redub)
Korean 구자형 Gu Ja-Hyeong (Original series, original movies)
변영희 Byeon Yeong-Hui (Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
김영선 Kim Yeongseon (Pokémon the Series: Black & White, redubbed movies)
Norwegian Eirik Espolin Johnson (EP005-EP083, M01, M03-M04)
Erik Skøld (EP263-present, M02, M05-M13)
Polish Marek Włodarczyk (EP005-AG040, DP053-present, M01, M03, M11-M13, Mewtwo Returns)
Waldemar Barwiński (DP002-DP052)
Portuguese Brazil Alfredo Rollo (EP005-BW116, movies, Pikachu shorts, Mewtwo Returns, Pokémon Chronicles, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Sérgio Cantú (SM042-present, M22)
Portugal Peter Michael (EP005-EP083, M01-M02)
Rui Quintas (EP115-AG192, Pokémon Live!, Pokémon Chronicles)
Vítor Emanuel (M03-M04)
Tiago Castro (M07)
Luís Barros (DP002-DP052)
Pedro Almendra (DP053-DP191, M10-M13 and M22, SM042-present)
Russian Дмитрий Завацкий Dmitrii Zavatskii (EP005-EP083)
Петр Иващенко Petr Ivashenko (AG004-AG192)
Александр Коврижных Alexandr Kovrijnih (DP002-present)
Spanish Latin America Gabriel Gama (EP005-DP009, DP011-DP020, DP158-present)
José Antonio Macías (one scene of EP164)
Alan Prieto (DP010, DP021-DP157)
Arturo Mercado Jr. (M04-M05)
Spain Javier Balas
Sergio Sánchez Sánchez (M03 and Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Mattias Knave
Tamil Sathya (Hungama dub)
Thai นิรันดร์ บุญยรัตพันธุ์ (น้าต๋อย) Nirun Boonyarattaphan (Na Toy) (EP005-DP053)
อภินันท์ ธีระนันทกุล Apinan Teeranantagun (DP054-present)
Turkish Tugay Erverdi
Arda Aydın (M03)
Onur Kırış (M05)
Vietnamese Nguyễn Hoài Bảo (EP005-present, M22)
Hồ Tiến Đạt (BW116-SM044)
Lê Nguyễn Tuấn Anh (M10-M13)


Artwork

         
Official artwork from the original series Alternative artwork from the original series Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Alternative artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Artwork by Ken Sugimori for
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
       
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
Alternative artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
Brock's original settei which states his age

In the games

Side games

Pokémon Puzzle League

In Pokémon Puzzle League, Brock is one of the opponents in the 1P Stadium mode, and one of the characters available in the 2P Stadium mode.

Pokémon
 
Geodude
 
Vulpix
 
Zubat


Quotes

Pokémon Puzzle League

  • Before battle
"Hi, Ash! It's good to see you again. It looks like I will be your first official battle. I hold the Boulder Badge. If you defeat me, then I will give it to you. Have you heard anything about the Puzzle Master? I hear no one has ever defeated him. Oh well, are you ready? Let's go."

In the manga

 
Brock in the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ash & Pikachu

Brock appears as a main character of Ash & Pikachu, similarly to his role in the anime.

He temporarily left the group in Let's Save Pikachu!! but rejoined Ash in The Keeper Of The Tree, Treecko!!.

Pokémon

 
Onix
 
Lotad → Lombre → Ludicolo
 
Mudkip → Marshtomp


The Electric Tale of Pikachu

 
Brock in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Brock is a frequently recurring character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. Like the anime, he is a traveling companion of Ash and Misty.

Brock first appears in Play Misty For Me, where Ash challenges him for the Boulder Badge. After defeating Brock and earning the Badge, Ash leaves Pewter City and continues his journey alone.

Brock reappears in Haunting My Dreams, meeting Ash by coincidence in Saffron City. He becomes a steady traveling companion of Ash in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race, though he separates from Ash in Days of Gloom and Glory while he prepares for the Indigo Plateau Conference.

Like the anime, Brock is the Leader of the Pewter Gym, but he takes a break from his duties as Gym Leader to travel. Unlike the anime, however, he does not hand control of the Gym to his father or his siblings. Instead, he closes the Gym completely while he travels. Brock has a weakness for pretty girls such as the Sensational Sisters, and he is the only character that can tell the many Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys apart.

Pokémon

 
Onix
Main article: Brock's Onix

Brock used Onix during his challenge as a Gym Leader against Ash; however, Onix was defeated. Later, it fought against the Black Fog along with Brock's Geodude but was defeated by the move Dream Eater.

Debut Play Misty For Me
 
Geodude (×2)
Main article: Brock's Geodude

Brock used these Geodude during his challenge as a Gym Leader against Ash. Later, they fought against the Black Fog along with Onix but they were defeated by its Dream Eater.

Debut Play Misty For Me
 
Graveler
Graveler was used to try to impress Professor Oak but was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut Clefairy in Space
 
Golem
Golem was used to try to impress Professor Oak but was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.

None of Golem's moves are known.

Debut Clefairy in Space
Other
 
Vileplume
Brock used this Vileplume as a bouquet to try to impress Misty's sisters.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut The Human Race and the Pokémon Race

Magical Pokémon Journey

 
Ash and Brock in Magical Pokémon Journey

Brock, along with Ash and Misty, made cameo appearances in bonus chapters. In those, Brock and company have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the anime) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).

Movie adaptations

 
Brock with his friends

As Brock appeared in every movie prior to Pokémon the Series: Black & White, he has appeared in every manga adaptation of it. He has the same team in the manga as he would in the actual movies.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the anime version of Brock or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Brock's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Brock's Zubat   Gym Heroes   24/132 Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Vulpix   Gym Heroes   73/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Zubat   Gym Heroes   74/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Brock's Vulpix   Gym Challenge   37/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Brock's Crobat         Theater Limited VS Pack   002/018
Brock's Mudkip         ADV-P Promotional cards   038/ADV-P
Brock's Forretress         Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   011/020
Brock's Marshtomp         Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   008/019
Croagunk           Movie Commemoration Random Pack   013/022
 


Trivia

 
Some old memories of Brock with his traveling companions

Hidaka interview about Brock's short absence from the anime

There had been some debate between members of the fanbase in regards to why Brock was removed from the main cast during the Orange Islands arc, why Tracey Sketchit was created, and why Brock returned later. In an interview with former Pokémon anime director and storyboard artist Masamitsu Hidaka, he stated his own reason why Brock was removed from the cast and why he eventually returned. He revealed that the true reason they replaced Brock is because, once they realized Pokémon was going global, there was a chance that Americans, if not anyone else outside of Japan, would view Brock as a racist stereotype because of his eyes (even though there wasn't an actual complaint yet). So they created a "tall, Anglo-Saxon looking person to be on the safe side". They later replaced Tracey with Brock again once they realized that no one really cared as to what Brock looks like, and actually enjoyed his character. However, this was only stated by Hidaka and not by any other staff member.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese タケシ Takeshi From take, bamboo. Possibly from 岳 take ("mountain peak").
English, Brazillian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch
Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
Italian, Malay
Norwegian, Spanish
Swedish, Turkish
Brock Rhymes with and contains the word rock
French Pierre Literally means "stone"
German Rocko From rock
Korean Ung '웅' means 'man-like', brave. A common word used for boy's names in Korea
Chinese (Mandarin) 小剛 / 小刚 Xiǎo Gāng May be named after 首藤志, Takeshi Shudō. Also, 剛 can mean "hard", "firm" or "strong".
Chinese (Cantonese) 小剛 Síu Gōng Same as Mandarin name
Bulgarian Брок Brok Transcription of English name
Indonesian Brock (Kanto saga)
Takeshi (Johto saga-present)
Same as English name
Same as Japanese name
Hebrew ברוק Brock Same as English name
Thai ทาเคชิ Takeshi Same as Japanese name
Russian Брок Brok Transcription of English name


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Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSonia
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeonAsahiTsurugiGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon


Ash & Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Rivals
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
WhitneyClairRoxanneNormanNolandGretaLucy
Other
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKaburagiKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaSusieTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family


Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuGary OakRitchieMay OakProfessor OakDelia KetchumJessieJamesMeowth
Gym Leaders
BrockMistyKogaSabrinaGiovanniRudyDrake
Other
A.J.AyaBillDamianDarioDuplicaEevee brothersGiselleJeanette FisherOfficer JennyJoeNurse Joy
Lara LaramieMahriMelanieMikeyMimiProfessor OrvillePotterFlorinda ShowersRubySamuraiTommy


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