Gan Gogh

Mr. Gan Gogh (Japanese: ロッホ Loch) is a character of the day who appeared in The Light Fantastic.

Gan Gogh
Gan Gogh, 24 years earlier

Gan Gogh was once a traveling Trainer until he saw the Rainbow Lights, a phenomenon that happens only once every twelve years, near the ruins of the Remoraidians. He attempted to draw the lights using seven crayons. However, he was unable to emulate the wide range of colors before him. So, twelve years later, he attempted to draw them once again, now using twelve crayons, but failed again. Finally, twelve years after that, he had 251 crayons at his disposal. This proved to be too many crayons, as by the time he chose one to start with, the light had faded.

In the present, with the help of Ash and his friends, he traveled to the dried up Remoraid Lake, the source of the lights. While there, he used his Venusaur to defeat Team Rocket after another one of their attempts to steal Ash's Pikachu. At sunrise, Gan Gogh and the others discovered that the source of the Rainbow Lights was the Remoraid who lived below the lake and came up once every twelve years. In the end, Gan Gogh did not get to paint the Rainbow Lights. However, he was satisfied for having learned their cause and understanding the mystery of the Remoraid.

Despite the fact that he uses crayons for his drawings, he keeps a paint brush behind his ear.


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Venusaur is Gan Gogh's only known Pokémon. It appeared when Team Rocket caught Ash's Pikachu. It was shown to be very strong as it easily defeated Jessie's Arbok before getting Pikachu back and sent Team Rocket blasting off in one hit.

Venusaur's only known move is Solar Beam.

Debut The Light Fantastic
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 緒方賢一 Ken'ichi Ogata
English Jimmy Zoppi
European French Bernard Faure
Hebrew עמי מנדלמן Ami Mendelman
Italian Tony Fuochi
Polish Jan Kulczycki
Brazilian Portuguese Paulo Porto
European Spanish Daniel Dicenta
Eduardo del Hoyo (young)


  • Gan Gogh's dub and Japanese names comes from the famous painter Vincent van Gogh, with Loch "ロッホ" being similar to the Japanese pronunciation of the name Gogh "ゴッホ".
  • The number of Gan Gogh's crayons, 251, is the same number as the number of known Pokémon at the time.
  • In the English dub, Gan Gogh speaks with an imitated French accent.

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