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This article is about the character from Mewtwo Strikes Back. For the character from Those Darn Electabuzz!, see Corey Demario. For the recurring character introduced in An Egg Scramble!, see Khoury.

Corey
ソラオ Sorao
Corey.png
Corey
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
English voice actor Ted Lewis
Mike Liscio (M20)
Japanese voice actor Tōru Furuya (M01)
Hiroshi Kamiya (M22)

Corey (Japanese: ソラオ Sorao) is a supporting character who appeared in a number of Pokémon movies. He is one of the Pokémon Trainers who were invited by Mewtwo to New Island.

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In the movies

In Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution

Corey was one of the few Trainers who made it to New Island. He survived the storm and made the journey by flying on the back of his Pidgeot. Along with Neesha, Fergus, Ash, and his friends, Corey witnessed the revelation that Mewtwo was trying to destroy the world.

Early in the night, Corey attempted have his Rhyhorn charge at Mewtwo, but the attack was quickly thwarted. Later, he challenged Mewtwo's cloned Venusaur using his own Venusaur, nicknamed Bruteroot; however, Mewtwo's Venusaur easily defeated Bruteroot with a Vine Whip, sending it flying. Corey's Pokémon tried to defend themselves against the Mewtwo Balls but were soon caught and later cloned.

Corey watched from the sidelines as the original and cloned Pokémon fought endlessly while Mewtwo fought Mew. Ash eventually intervened and was caught in the crossfire, leading Mewtwo to have a revelation and end the challenge. As a result, Mewtwo wiped everyone's memories, including those of Corey, regarding the events on New Island, and then returned them and their Pokémon to Old Shore Wharf. Later, Corey joined Officer Jenny and the other Trainers on the pier to watch the storm miraculously clear up.

Character

Corey is a confident individual, and he proudly boasted about the strengths of his Pokémon when Ash and his friends first arrived at the New Island fortress. He takes charge of a situation and is prepared to fight back. However, Corey can be impulsive, as shown when he had his Rhyhorn charge at Mewtwo, and when he was the first to challenge the Genetic Pokémon's cloned Pokémon.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Corey's known Pokémon in the anime:

Corey's Pidgeot in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Corey's Pidgeot in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
Pidgeot
Pidgeot was Corey's means of getting to New Island, as the ferries from Old Shore Wharf was canceled by Mewtwo's storm. Corey was incredibly proud of his Pidgeot's speed and power. Even with its aerial agility, Mewtwo was able to capture and later clone it.

None of Pidgeot's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Corey's Scyther in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Corey's Scyther in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
Scyther
Scyther was seen on New Island, with Corey's other Pokémon.

None of Scyther's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Corey's Hitmonlee in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Corey's Hitmonlee in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee was seen on New Island, with Corey's other Pokémon.

He briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.

None of Hitmonlee's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Bruteroot in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Bruteroot in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
Bruteroot
Bruteroot (Japanese: バーナード Bernard) is Corey's Venusaur who came with him to New Island. It fought Mewtwo's cloned Venusaur and was beaten shortly after by a Vine Whip.

Bruteroot's only known moves are Razor Leaf and Energy Ball*.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese Ryūzaburō Ōtomo
English Michael Haigney
Corey's Sandslash in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Corey's Sandslash in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
Sandslash
Sandslash was seen on New Island, with Corey's other Pokémon.

None of Sandslash's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Corey's Rhyhorn in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Corey's Rhyhorn in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
Rhyhorn
Rhyhorn was first seen on New Island, with Corey's other Pokémon. When Mewtwo revealed itself to them, Rhyhorn was the first Pokémon to charge at it.

He briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.

None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 古谷徹 Tōru Furuya (M01)
神谷浩史 Hiroshi Kamiya (M22)
English Ed Paul (M01)
Mike Liscio (M22)
Czech Radek Kuchař
Dutch Bram Bart
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
German Niko Macoulis
Indonesian Jajang Noerjaman (M22)
Italian Paolo Sesana
Korean 최승훈 Choi Seunghun*
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Jacek Kopczyński (M01)
Krzysztof Rogucki (M22)
Brazilian Portuguese Rodrigo Andreatto (M01)
Wirley Contaifer (M22)
Spanish Latin America Gerardo del Valle
Spain Jesús Pinillos (M01)
Jon Samaniego (M22)

In I Choose You!

Corey in I Choose You!

Corey made a cameo appearance in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. He battled Neesha in the final round of a Pokémon League Conference, in the same vein as the two Trainers seen in the opening of the debut episode of the main series. The outcome of the battle was left unknown. The battle was watched on TV by Ash, who thoroughly enjoyed watching the match.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Corey's known Pokémon in I Choose You!.

Corey's Gengar
Gengar
In the midst of Corey's battle against Neesha, Gengar went up against Neesha's Blastoise. It managed to dodge Blastoise's attacks, until it was frozen by Blastoise's Ice Beam. This caused Corey to recall Gengar.

Gengar's only known move is Night Shade.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Marc Thompson
Corey's Venusaur
Venusaur
Venusaur was used in Corey's battle against Neesha in the final round of a Pokémon League. After Corey recalled his Gengar during the battle against Neesha's Blastoise, he sent out Venusaur. They exchanged attacks, both managing to hold on. The outcome of the battle is unknown.

It is unknown if it is nicknamed Bruteroot in this movie's continuity as well.

Venusaur's known moves are Razor Leaf, Tackle, and Solar Beam.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Justin Anselmi

Corey has at least four other Pokémon, as indicated by the scoreboard.

In the manga

Corey in the Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution manga

In the Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution manga

Corey appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, serving the same role as in the film.

Pokémon

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Venusaur
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Sandslash
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Hitmonlee
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Scyther
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Pidgeot
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Rhyhorn


Trivia

  • In the Latin American and European Portuguese dub of the movie, Corey was referred to as Gary Oak. The dialogue was rewritten so the characters knew each other, and he was also portrayed by Gary Oak's voice actor.
  • In the English dub of the original movie, he mistakenly refers to his Pidgeot as Pidgeotto. This is also the case in the Latin American dub.
  • The method as to how Mewtwo's Venusaur beat Bruteroot was similar to how Duplica's Ditto defeated Ash's Bulbasaur.
  • Corey's appearance looks similar to the Cooltrainers in Gold and Silver.
  • Though the book adaptation of the original film usually refers to him by his correct name, he is referred to as "Umio" when he orders Bruteroot to attack Mewtwo.
  • He is the only character who got to New Island by flying.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ソラオ Sorao From sora, sky.
English, Italian Corey
Chinese (Mandarin) 空男 Kōngnán From 空男 Sorao. Means sky lad.
Korean 솔라오 Sollao Transliteration of his Japanese name.


Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
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Pokémon
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KakoKanataKarenKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManuke
Marcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterMr. White
NevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRick
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