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Goneff (Japanese: 怪盗ゴローニャ Mysterious Thief Golonya) is a character of the day who appeared in The Wayward Wobbuffet. He is a master thief who robs banks, leaving nothing behind.

During a race to retrieve the key around Jessie's Wobbuffet's neck, which was needed to release Ash's Pikachu from the indestructible PokéPod, Wobbuffet accidentally jumped onto Goneff's escape truck during an ongoing police pursuit. Goneff used the windscreen wipers to knock Wobbuffet off the truck, but this failed. He soon found himself surrounded by Officer Jenny and her fellow officers. Goneff tried to escape with his backup Golem hot air balloon, but Wobbuffet incidentally knocked him out of it and into the hands of police.

Later, Goneff made a getaway, this time on a motorcycle he had stolen from the police. While zipping through a city, Wobbuffet landed in the sidecar following a freak speed boat crash. Goneff decided to take Wobbuffet as a hostage, where he tied him with rope and holed him up in a nearby abandoned building. Goneff was quickly surrounded by the police, but was not prepared to be caught. Team Rocket tried to make a deal with him, offering their escape tunnel in exchange for Wobbuffet. However, he refused and went on to use his Golem to attack the trio and later Ash's Totodile who also confronted him. Totodile hid behind Wobbuffet to avoid a Tackle from Golem. Wobbuffet used Counter to protect itself, and the reflected attack hurled both Goneff and Golem into the hands of waiting police outside.


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Goneff's Golem
Goneff has a Golem, which he uses for his schemes. Goneff was also shown to have a Golem-shaped balloon.

When Team Rocket got into Goneff's hideaway building to retrieve Jessie's Wobbuffet that Goneff had unintentionally kidnapped, he sent Golem out, only to be confronted shortly thereafter by Ash and Totodile, who hit it with a Water Gun. Golem then used Double Team, creating three doubles of itself. Afterwards, it hurt Totodile badly. Totodile was about to be finished off when Wobbuffet used Counter on an incoming attack from Golem, sending it flying towards Goneff. Golem and its Trainer were then arrested as a result.

Golem's known moves are Tackle, Double Team, and Dynamic Punch.

Debut The Wayward Wobbuffet
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 池田勝 Masaru Ikeda
Polish Jacek Kałucki
Brazilian Portuguese Ivo Roberto
European Spanish Mario Martín


  • Goneff is Yiddish for thief.
  • In the English dub, he speaks with an imitated Russian accent and grammar errors Russian speakers are purported to make.

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