フリード Freed
Professor Friede 2023 Artwork.png
Gender Male
Eye color Yellow
Hair color White
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Pokémon Professor
Member of Rising Volt Tacklers
Rank Commander
Anime debut HZ001
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Taku Yashiro

Friede (Japanese: フリード Freed) is a Pokémon Professor and the commander of the Rising Volt Tacklers who appeared in Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

In the anime


Friede and his Charizard

Friede debuted in HZ001. He was first seen coming to Liko's rescue on his Charizard's back after she was confronted by Amethio. His Charizard went up against Amethio's Ceruledge, but the confrontation ended abruptly after they witnessed the power Liko's mysterious pendant held. After rescuing her and Sprigatito from falling in the next episode, Friede flew her back to the Brave Asagi and introduced them to the rest of the Rising Volt Tacklers. The Explorers soon attacked the ship, and Friede challenged Amethio to a battle, this time using Captain Pikachu against Amethio's Ceruledge, only for the battle to be cut short by Liko. After Liko's Sprigatito unleashed a Leafage strong enough to break the forcefield around the battlefield, Friede and Liko watched powerlessly as the Explorers fled, kidnapping Sprigatito in the process.

In HZ003, Friede and some of the Rising Volt Tacklers got together to search for Liko's Sprigatito. When Murdock's Rockruff found Conia shopping, Friede and Liko chased her back to a warehouse. There, he clashed against Amethio once again; this time, however, as a distraction to allow for Liko and Rockruff to be able to rescue Sprigatito. After they succeeded, Friede and Liko made their escape. At the end of the day, Friede confirmed that Liko's mother asked the group to protect Liko—something he had briefly mentioned earlier—and they decide to team up to uncover the mysteries surrounding Liko's pendant.

In HZ004, Friede spotted a familiar island off the coast of Kanto and docked the Brave Asagi for maintenance to be done on the airship. In order to gather materials, he sought an old man who looked after him in the past, but left empty-handed. In the next episodes, Friede confronted Amethio once again on the island's shore. He managed to stall the Explorers's admin with Charizard, but got distracted for a moment, allowing his opponent to launch an assault on Liko, whose pendant activated at the right time to protect her. As the battle went on, Liko's pendant and Roy's ancient Poké Ball reacted to each other's presence. Suddenly, a Black Rayquaza was released from the Poké Ball and quickly forced the Explorers to retreat with a Draco Meteor.

In HZ007, Friede set up a special training session for Liko and Roy after being moved by their determination to get stronger. For the newly-recruited Rising Volt Tacklers to win, they only needed to land a single hit on his Pikachu, which proved to be much more difficult than it initially seemed due to his Double Team. After a break, he encouraged them both to battle against each other in order to see how much they've grown after the training.


Friede's rivalry with Amethio
Friede and Captain Pikachu enjoying Murdock's donuts

Friede appears to be a young and competent Trainer, albeit rather distracted and forgetful. Despite this, Friede is quite protective of his team, whether putting himself in danger to protect the ship or protecting his teammates from opponents, especially the younger members. In HZ004, Friede has stated that he doesn't like to be acknowledged as a Pokémon Professor. If someone were to say his name in any type of formality, he would rather change the subject. When he introduced Liko and Roy as official members of the Rising Volt Tacklers, they both said their thanks and both refered him in Japanese as Friede (Japanese: さん), which Friede quickly corrects them, preferring to be called by his name.

Friede also has a more immature and silly side, like when he eats the donuts made by Murdock for his niece Dot together with Captain Pikachu, or when he is tricked by a merchant to buy the his wares to remember two people who asked him about a Black Rayquaza, however without getting any useful information.


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

On hand

Charizard is Friede's first known Pokémon and serves as a means of transportation for him. Using its Flamethrower, Charizard is also used to supply heat to generate more energy for the Brave Asagi if needed.

It debuted in HZ001, when it was briefly used to battle against Amethio's Ceruledge before rescuing Liko and her Sprigatito from a fall and flying them back to the Rising Volt Tacklers's airship. In HZ005, it was used to hold Amethio's Corviknight back. In the next episode, Charizard gave Fuecoco a Poké Ball to allow it to be captured by Roy.

Charizard's known moves are Flamethrower and Dragon Claw.

Debut HZ001
Captain Pikachu
Main article: Captain Pikachu

Captain Pikachu (Japanese: キャプテンピカチュウ Captain Pikachu), in short as Cap (Japanese: キャプ Cap), is Friede's partner Pokémon. He first appeared in HZ002, where he was used to battle against Amethio's Ceruledge.

Debut HZ002
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Otani

Traveling with

Rotom Phone

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 八代拓 Taku Yashiro



Concept art of Friede drawn by Tomomi Kaneko from Pokémon Horizons: The Series[1][2] Concept art of Friede from Pokémon Horizons: The Series[3]

In the manga

Pocket Monsters

Friede in the Pocket Monsters manga

Friede appeared in the Pocket Monsters manga, playing the same role as he does in the anime.


On hand
Charizard is Friede's first known Pokémon. It was used to battle Amethio's Ceruledge on the rooftops of Indigo Academy. It is also used as a means of transportation.

Charizard's known moves are Flamethrower and Dragon Claw.

Debut HZM1
Captain Pikachu
Main article: Captain Pikachu

Captain Pikachu is Friede's second known Pokémon. He was first seen on the Brave Asagi shortly after Friede and Liko boarded the vessel.

Debut HZM1

Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~

Friede in Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~

Friede appears in the manga Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~


Captain Pikachu


  • Friede was originally designed by Tomomi Kaneko before being adapted for the anime by the series' character designers.[1][2]


Language Name Origin
Japanese フリード Freed From freedom
English, Spanish, Portuguese,
French, Italian, Dutch, Polish,
Swedish, Indonesian, Vietnamese
Friede Similar to his Japanese name and from Friede (German for peace)
German Friedel Similar to his Japanese name


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tweet by アニメ「ポケットモンスター」公式 (@anipoke_PR). Posted on March 3, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Concept art on Natalie (the concept art's file name is "Freed_kaneko2.jpg")
  3. Concept art

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Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists LikoRoy
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Explorers AmethioConiaZirHamber
Relatives AlexLiko's grandmotherRoy's grandfather
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnn
See also: Original anime characters

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