Captain Crook

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Captain Crook (Japanese: デボ Debo) is a character of the day who appeared in Viva Las Lapras. He is a pirate captain who has been known to poach Pokémon, as well as the main antagonist of the episode.

Captain Crook

Ash, Misty, and Tracey were about to take the ferry back to Pallet Town when they saw Lapras's friends and family near Tarroco Island. This school of Lapras was also Captain Crook's next target. Ash and his friends intervened with the pirates' plans, with Misty and her Water Pokémon destroying Captain Crook's ship and tying them with rope. Afterwards, Captain Crook and his crew were arrested along with Team Rocket. Misty then released every one of the captain's Tentacruel.

Captain Crook is a selfish and menacing character, who mistreats both his Pokémon and crew members to get what he desires. His first mate, Ghali, keeps a lookout and alerts him to any promising targets. Captain Crook typically fires the ship's cannons at his target; however, these cannons are loaded with Poké Balls, each one containing a Tentacruel, which the captain uses to subdue targets. He resorts to cannonballs when facing a threat from the authorities.


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Tentacruel (multiple)
Captain Crook used to have multiple Tentacruel, but in the end they were released by Misty. They first appeared when they were fired out of cannons to capture a group of Lapras. After their Poison Sting attacks were blocked by the Lapras leader, Crook sent more Tentacruel out to encircle the Lapras. The captain ordered all of them to attack, but Ash's Pikachu struck with Thunderbolt. Though it stopped them, it also injured the Lapras as well as Ash's group, since water conducts electricity. Ash's Lapras fired a Water Gun at the Tentacruel leader, making all of them fire a Supersonic attack at Ash. However, as the leader was about to attack, the Lapras school returned and used Ice Beam to freeze the Jellyfish Pokémon.

Tentacruel's known moves are Poison Sting and Supersonic.

Debut Viva Las Lapras

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村秀利 Hidetoshi Nakamura
English Unknown
Arabic فادي الرفاعي Fadi Rifai
European French Benoît Van Dorslaer
Polish Krzysztof Zakrzewski
Brazilian Portuguese José Parisi Jr.
European Spanish Miguel Ayones


Name origin

His name may be derived from the legendary fictional pirate Captain Hook or from the British explorer Captain James Cook.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Capitaine Déchet
  Italian Capitano Crook
  Polish Kapitan Kłak

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