イヌガヤ Inugaya
VSHarrington SV.png
VS Model in Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet

Harrington (Japanese: イヌガヤ Inugaya) is a character in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. He is the former director of Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV, now currently serving as Ortega's piano instructor.

In the core series games

Harrington is first encountered outside the entrance of Ruchbah Squad's Base who attempts to stop the player from infiltrating the base.

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After the player defeats Ortega, Harrington returns and reveals that he previously served as the director of the academy. Having recognized the bullying problem as a failure of his administration, Director Harrington had given Cassiopeia a lenient punishment and then resigned along with all other teaching staff at the time.



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Ruchbah Squad's Base
  • Outside, before battle
"I will return later when it is time for the young master's piano lesson. Until then, please give him my regards."
"Hm? And who might you be, young man/lady? A friend of the young master, perhaps?"
Regardless of choice: "Ah. I see... Since you seem unaware, I must inform you that this is the base of Team Star's Fairy crew—the Ruchbah Squad led by young Master Ortega."
"No? Then please accept my apologies. Do you have any idea as to who this young man/lady might be?"
"Understood. In that case...I take it you're an adversary of the young master?"
Regardless of choice: "Is that so. Well then, that leaves me with one last thing to ask you..."
"Would you be so kind as to indulge me in a quick battle?"
Yes: "Splendid. Then let us begin."
No: ""
  • Upon being defeated
"Well, well."
  • After being defeated
"An outstanding performance. However. Be aware that young Master Ortega's battle prowess far surpasses my paltry skills. You would do well to take care. Now, if you'll excuse me."
  • Inside, after Ortega is defeated
"Young Master Ortega..."
"Ah, actually, a different matter brought me. There's somebody I would like you to meet. He's a...distant acquaintance of mine."
"As the former director of the academy, I believe I am best positioned to answer that question."
"About 18 months ago, the members of Team Star confronted the students who used to bully them, and an altercation broke out between the groups. Though it did not escalate into a major incident, the altercation nonetheless caused a scandal of hitherto unknown proportions. As a result of what occurred that day, the students who had perpetrated the bullying dropped out of the academy, one after another."
"No, I should imagine not. My former deputy deleted all records of the incident, you see."
"Just as I was puzzling over how best to deal with Team Star in the aftermath of the incident, a certain student came to see me. This student declared that they would take all responsibility for the team's actions. In exchange, they requested that I exonerate the other students of Team Star from any blame."
"I accepted the request and agreed not to take disciplinary action against Team Star. Then, I assigned 18 months of overseas study to the student who took responsibility for the team."
"This was not intended as a punishment, you understand. Team Star were the victims, after all. I wanted this student to take some time to rest, so I had them return home to the Galar region under the pretext of "overseas study." Around that time, however, the former deputy director took it upon himself to erase all traces of the incident from the academy's servers. It appears his intent was to shield himself from any blame."
"After we discovered what he had done, I dealt with him appropriately, of course. But the inability of myself and the rest of the teaching staff to prevent this terrible act also represented a grave blunder on our part. I accepted the blame that lay at my feet and resigned from my position as director. The rest of the teaching staff then joined me in handing in their notices."
"I understand my actions have caused you a great deal of trouble. You have my sincerest apologies."
"Young Master Ortega... Team Star cannot carry on in its current fashion. I merely wish to give you a chance to chart a better course."



VS model from
Scarlet and Violet


Language Name Origin
Japanese イヌガヤ Inugaya From 犬榧 inugaya (Japanese plum yew)
English, German,
Harrington From Cephalotaxus harringtonii (scientific name of Japanese plum yew)
Spanish Hernando Similar to his English name
Italian Pinopio From Pinophyta (division that contains the Japanese plum yew)
Korean 가빈 Gabin From 개비자나무 gaebijanamu (Japanese plum yew)
Chinese (Mandarin) 木非 Mùfēi From the character 榧 fěi / féi
Chinese (Cantonese) 木非 Muhkfēi

Big Boss: Cassiopeia
Bosses: GiacomoMelaAtticusOrtegaEri
Lower members: Team Star GruntsCarmen
Related: HarringtonStarmobile
Bases: Segin SquadSchedar SquadNavi Squad
Ruchbah SquadCaph Squad

Non-player characters in the core series games
Paldea Professor SadaProfessor TuroMomNemonaKoraidonMiraidonGeetaArvenPennyHeath
CarmineKieranYukito and HidekoOgerponPecharuntPerrinCyranoBriarTerapagosBilly and O'Nare
Team StarGym LeadersElite FourPokémon League representatives

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