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Chase
カケル Kakeru
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Male Trainer.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation VII
Games Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Chase (Japanese: カケル Kakeru) is the male player character in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. His female counterpart is Elaine, and is analogous to Red as he appears in Generation I and their remakes, FireRed and LeafGreen, along with Leaf as she appears in the latter two games.

Contents

In the games

Chase is a young boy from Pallet Town. His adventure begins one day when Professor Oak calls him and his friend Trace to his lab for a starter Pokémon. Chase picks a PikachuP or EeveeE , while Trace picks the opposite Pokémon. Oak also gives them each a Pokédex with which to record data on all known Pokémon in the Kanto region to fulfill Oak's dream of creating a full guide on all Pokémon in Kanto.

From here, Chase and Trace journey across Kanto, collecting Pokémon to build up their teams, and defeating each of the Gym Leaders in turn.

Artwork

LGPE Walking Pokémon.png LGPE Sea Skim.png LGPE Veevee Volley.png
Chase riding his Charizard Chase and Pikachu Chase and Eevee
LGPE Catching Pokémon.png LGPE Legendary birds.png LGPE Elite Four.png
Exploring with Elaine Encountering the Legendary birds Confronting the Elite Four

Counterparts

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Let's Go! Eievui Adventure Start Comic manga

In Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Let's Go! Eievui Adventure Start Comic, Chase is the player avatar of Hajime as he played through Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!.

Pokémon
Chase's Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu is Chase's first known Pokémon. It was first used to capture a wild Pidgey and then a Mankey. Later, it went up against a Hiker's Onix, but truggled due to its Electric-type moves being ineffective. Eventually, it won with a supereffective Splishy Splash.

Pikachu's known moves are Zippy Zap*, Quick Attack*, Thunderbolt, and Splishy Splash.

Debut Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Let's Go! Eievui Adventure Start Comic
Chase's Pidgey
Pidgey
Pidgey is Chase's second known Pokémon. After being encountered in the wild, Chase attempted to catch it, but failed when Hajime missed the ring surrounding it. After some advice from Satoru, Hajmie properly threw the Poké Ball at the ring, allowing Chase to catch it.

None of Pidgey's moves are known.

Debut Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Let's Go! Eievui Adventure Start Comic
Chase's Mankey
Mankey
Mankey is Chase's second known Pokémon. Chase managed to catch it when Hajime and Satoru teamed up and threw a Poké Ball at the same time.

None of Pidgey's moves are known.

Debut Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Let's Go! Eievui Adventure Start Comic

Trivia

  • The name Chase was previously one of the preset names for Ethan in the English version of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver; in the Japanese version, the name カケル was also one of the preset names for Ethan.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese カケル Kakeru From 駆ける kakeru (to dash) and Pikachu
English, French, German
Italian, Spanish
Chase From chase and Pikachu
Korean 태주 Taeju From 주 (走) ju (run) and 피카츄 Pikachu
Chinese (Mandarin) 小驅 / 小驱 Xiǎo Qū From 驅 / 驱 qū / kēui (to dash)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小驅 Síu Kēui


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMay
LucasDawnHilbertHildaNateRosa
CalemSerenaElioSeleneChaseElaine
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummerMarkMint
HeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd SnapTim Goodman

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