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ヤマグチ Yamaguchi
Master Mitch.png
Club Master Mitch
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region GB Islands
Trainer class Club Master
Generation I
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Leader of Fighting Club
Badge Fighting Medal
Specializes in Fighting Fighting

Mitch (Japanese: ヤマグチ Yamaguchi) is the Club Master of the Fighting Club (Japanese: バトルクラブ Battle Club). He plays using the First-Strike Deck (Japanese: せんせいこうげきデッキ Preemptive Hit Deck) and gives away the Fighting Medal to challengers who defeat him. In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, he uses the ドトウのてっけんデッキ Iron Fist of the Billows Deck.

His Fighting Club is a dojo filled with weight training equipment.


In Pokémon Trading Card Game

TCG1 Mitch.png

When initially met in the game, Mitch will issue an assignment where the player has to find and defeat his three pupils. The player first must defeat Michael located at the Grass Club, followed in either order by Jessica at the Fire Club and Chris at the Rock Club. This sequence can be activated from the very beginning of the game, and it's possible to start with this challenge.

Upon defeating his pupils, the player can challenge Mitch to a full 6 prize card battle. Victory for the player wins the Fighting Medal for the first victory as well as two Laboratory booster packs.

First-Strike Deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Machop Fighting Common
Machoke Fighting Uncommon
Machamp Fighting Rare Holo
Hitmonchan Fighting Rare Holo
Hitmonlee Fighting Rare Holo
Mankey Fighting Common
Primeape Fighting Uncommon
Switch T Common
Bill T Uncommon
Gust of Wind T Common
Defender T Uncommon
PlusPower T Uncommon
Potion T Common
25× Fighting Energy Fighting E Common

His deck is based around using only powerful Fighting types. He also uses Pluspower to boost his damage done, and Defender to deter opponent damage. Gust of Wind cards are also utilized to switch healthy opponents with more damaged ones. The best strategy is to use Psychic types like Gastly and its evolution, and Flying type in the deck. They'll resist damage, and the Ghosts will deal a majority of the damage.

In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

Wave's Punch Deck

Wave's Punch Deck (Japanese: ドトウのてっけんデッキ) is played by Mitch. Defeating Mitch in a 6 prize card match grants the player two Sky Flying Pokémon booster packs for each victory.

Mitch was kidnapped by Team Great Rocket at the start of the game and is therefore not available to battle. He is later freed by the player at the GR Fighting Fort when Gōda is defeated. For saving him, the player is rewarded with a Cool Porygon promotional card, at which point Mitch will battle at the Fighting Club with this decklist.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Machop Fighting Common
Machop Fighting Common
Machoke Fighting Uncommon
Machoke Fighting Uncommon
Machamp Fighting Rare Holo
Hitmonlee Fighting Rare
Hitmonchan Fighting Rare Holo
Mr. Mime Psychic Rare
Lickitung Colorless Uncommon
Kangaskhan Colorless
Energy Retrieval T Uncommon
Professor Oak T Uncommon
Gust of Wind T Common
Full Heal T Uncommon
PlusPower T Uncommon
Scoop Up T Rare
Bill T Common
Rainbow Energy Colorless E Rare Holo
Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Uncommon
19× Fighting Energy Fighting E
Psychic Energy Psychic E


Pokémon Trading Card Game

Before any of the 3 Fighting Club members have been defeated: "I am Mitch, the Master of the Fighting Club!"

"I have to warn you that you will not be able to defeat me!"

"If you wish to duel with me, you must defeat my pupils first!"

"My pupils are training at other Clubs!"

"Go see if you can defeat all 3 of my pupils!"


Language Name Origin
Japanese ヤマグチ Yamaguchi
English, Italian Mitch
French Leon
German Udo
Spanish Max

Club Masters of the TCG Islands
Grass Club Grass Medal
TCG1 Nikki.png
Science Club Science Medal
Fire Club Fire Medal
Water Club Water Medal
Lightning Club Lightning Medal
Psychic Club Psychic Medal
TCG1 Murray.png
Rock Club Rock Medal
TCG1 Gene.png
Fighting Club Fighting Medal

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