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Undubbed character This article is about a character featured in the Pokémon anime who has not yet debuted in the English language dub.
As such, their information may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.

(Japanese: ハンペン Hanpen) is a character of the day who appeared in SM118. He is one of the ninjas in the Kantonian Gym, and is in charge of its first floor.

Hanpen gave Ash and his classmates the seemingly impossible task of literally crossing the surface of a body of water. Lana and Sandy misinterpreted his directions and swam across, forcing him to clarify. He then presented them with a box of useful tools and revealed that they could use their Pokémon to assist them with the task. With these conditions in mind, Lillie ordered Snowy to freeze the pond with a Powder Snow, allowing her and her friends to cross with ease. Hanpen was impressed and allowed everyone to advance through to the second floor.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 岩崎諒太 Ryota Iwasaki


Language Name Origin
Japanese ハンペン Hanpen From 半片 hanpen (a variety of pounded fish cake)


  • Hanpen, like his fellow ninjas at the Kantonian Gym, usually ends his sentences with a particular phrase or word—in his case, "de aru".

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