Forrest Franklin

Forrest Franklin (Japanese: タクマ・ジロー Jirō Takuma) is a ranger who appeared as a character of the day in All in a Day's Wurmple. Forrester Franklin is Forrest's identical twin brother; Forrest is distinguished by his blue t-shirt and a mole on the left side of his face.

Forrest Franklin

Forrest lives in a forest just outside Rustboro City, the place where he was born. As a Pokémon Ranger, he knows a lot about the area, such as where certain Pokémon appear. He dreams of traveling but is afraid to do so.

Forrest first appeared to help out May who was being attacked two-on-one by Team Rocket. Initially introducing himself as Franklin, he helped May to find and catch her Wurmple. Forrest admired May for her independence. Assuming that traveling helped May to become stronger, he decided to get over his fear and travel as well. At first, he suggested traveling with May and her friends but this did not happen and presumably he traveled by himself.

May took Forrest to meet Ash, Brock and Max where he encountered his brother, who had just returned from his own journey. The twin brothers explained their uncanny similarity, which helped to clear up the initial confusion.


When May was lost in the forest battling Team Rocket with her Torchic, Forrest helped her by using Heracross's Fury Attack to blast them off. Heracross was subsequently used to burst Team Rocket's Balloon with Horn Attack and it sent them blasting off again by following up Torchic's Ember with a Megahorn.

Heracross's known moves are Fury Attack, Horn Attack, and Megahorn.

Debut All in a Day's Wurmple
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 津村まこと Makoto Tsumura
English Andrew Rannells
Finnish Markus Blom
European French Alessandro Bevilacqua
German Johannes Wolko
Norwegian Christian Barmen
Polish Aleksander Gawek
Brazilian Portuguese Thiago Longo
Spanish Latin America Moisés Iván Mora
Spain Sara Vivas


  • Both Forrest and his twin brother Forrester only own Generation II Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Coincidentally, he has the same name as Brock's younger brother both in English and Japanese. In addition to this, they also have shared the same English voice actor at some point.
  • Judging by his Japanese name, he is the younger of the two twins.


Language Name Origin
Russian Форест Франклин Forest Franklin From English name

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