ニシキ Nishiki
Celio Sugimori Artwork.png
Art from FireRed and LeafGreen by Ken Sugimori
Gender Male
Birthday November 12*
Blood type A
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown One Island (town)
Region Sevii Islands
Trainer class Storage System developer
Generation III
Games FireRed, LeafGreen

Celio (Japanese: ニシキ Nishiki) is a Pokémon Storage System programmer in the Sevii Islands and good friend of Bill.

In the core series games

Celio runs the Pokémon Network Center on One Island in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. He needs the player's help to finish the incomplete Pokémon Network machine. This machine is capable of transferring Pokémon between Kanto and Hoenn. Communication with Hoenn will not function until the Ruby and Sapphire have been collected by the player. To assist with this quest, Celio will give the Rainbow Pass and upgrade the Town Map so it shows the locations of the final four Sevii Islands. If the map had not previously been obtained, he will give the map for Kanto as well. According to Bill via the Fame Checker, Celio was praising the work that the player had done for him.



Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Network Center
  • Upon the player's arrival
"Bill! I can't believe you came out here."
"That's really impressive. I hate to say it, but I have zero aptitude for battling. Anyways, I'm glad to meet you."
"It's running fine, but we're too remote out here. The PCs on this island just can't link with your PC, Bill."
"<Player>, if you are going to Two Island, please take this."
"It's a Pass for the ferry service serving the local islands. It will let you travel between the Islands One, Two and Three. Oh, you should have this, too."
  • If talked to again
"I'm sorry for taking up so much of Bill's time. I'm also sorry for being such a poor host on your visit here."
  • After saving Lostelle
"The job went incredibly quick. Bill is one amazing guy..."
"Oh, really? Ehehe..."
"<Player>, I'm really sorry that we sent you off alone today. I promise, I will show you around these islands sometime."
  • If the player returns before obtaining National Pokédex
"Hello! You look awfully busy as always. How am I doing? Well, I'm modifying my Network Machine. When I get done with the machine, I hope you'll be first to use it, <player>."
  • After obtaining National Pokédex
"<Player>, how have things been for you? Oh, is that right? You've caught more Pokémon. Do you know what? Maybe I can be useful to you. I'm modifying the Network Machine right now. I'm changing it so it can handle trades over long distances. When I get finished, you'll be trading for exotic Pokémon from Trainers far away. But, there is a slight catch. For the link to work, the Machine needs a special gemstone. It's supposed to be on One Island, but I haven't found one yet. Who knows where it could be."
  • If talked to again before delivering the Ruby
"I was trying to find the gem even while I was studying. As a result, I've made no headway in both my search and studies... If I relied on Bill, I'm sure my research would progress. But this time, I want to try to do things by myself."
  • After delivering the Ruby
"Oh! Th-that's..."
"Thank you! <Player>, you're simply amazing. ... ... ... ... Um... May I ask one more giant favor of you?"
No: "It... It's not anything weird. Please, I need your help."
Yes: "While I was studying gemstones, I discovered something important. There is another gem that forms a pair with this Ruby. That other gemstone is supposed to be in the Sevii Islands. <Player>, please, I need you to go find the other gem. <Player>, may I have your ferry Pass and the Town Map?"
"This is my own ferry Pass. It will let you get to all the Sevii Islands. <Player>, please, I can't do it without your help."
  • After delivering the Sapphire
"So this is the gem that forms a pair with the Ruby... <Player>, you've gone through a lot to get this, didn't you? You don't have to tell me. I know it wasn't easy. Thank you so much! Now it's my turn to work for you! Please give me a little time."
"Okay, this is good..."
"I did it! I linked up with Lanette! <Player>... <Player>, I did it! I've managed to link up with Trainers in the Hoenn region! Finally, the Network Machine is fully operational! <Player>, I owe it all to you! Thanks to you, my dream came true..."
  • If talked to again
"I... I'm not crying. That's enough about me! <Player>, you're going to keep looking for exotic Pokémon, right? I wish you the best of luck!"

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


FireRed & LeafGreen arc

Red, Blue, and Bill visited Celio on One Island and left an unconscious Green in his care after she was attacked by Deoxys. He later helped her escape by wrestling away the angry mob trying to capture her. Later, in Double Down Deoxys, Celio aided Bill in raiding the Rocket Warehouse and removing the Ruby and Sapphire gems placed on an amplifier which had allowed Deoxys to assume its Normal and Speed Formes in Kanto and the Sevii Islands, allowing Mewtwo to defeat it aboard the Team Rocket airship.

Emerald arc

Celio made a cameo appearance in Epilogue, where he was seen on the Seagallop Ferry, heading for the Battle Frontier.


Celio keeps this Hoppip at his house on One Island.

None of Hoppip's moves are known.

Debut Now You See Me...

In the TCG

The following are cards mentioning or featuring Celio or his services in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Celio's Network T [Su] EX FireRed & LeafGreen   88/112 Flight of Legends   079/082
Minun Half Deck   8/12      
EX Crystal Guardians   73/100 Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Ocean's Kyogre ex Constructed Starter Deck   014/016
      Imprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck   020/024


Language Name Origin
Japanese ニシキ Nishiki From 錦木 nishikigi (winged spindle)
English, German,
Spanish, Italian
Celio Possibly from Celastraceae and the acronym for the Corps of Engineers Library Information Online.
French Ciléo From Léo (Bill) and similar to his English name
Korean 서유석 Seo Yuseok
Chinese (Mandarin) 錦輝 Jǐnhuī*
阿锦 Ā Jǐn*
瑟利歐 Sèlì'ōu*
From the Japanese name 錦 Nishiki and 正輝 Zhènghuī (Bill)
From the Japanese name 錦 Nishiki.
Transcription of his English name
Chinese (Cantonese) 錦輝 Gámfāi From the Japanese name 錦 Nishiki and 正輝 Jingfāi (Bill)
Brazilian Portuguese Célio Similar to his English name
Vietnamese Nishiki Transcription of his Japanese name

Pokémon Storage System developers
Bill (Adventures) • LanetteBrigetteCelioBebeHayleyAmanitaCassiusMolayne (Masters) • Grand Oak

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMom (Kanto)Mom (LGPE)RedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillCelioMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanErik and SaraLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesmanName RaterDay-Care PersonMr. Hyper

  This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.