| 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.
Houji ran into Ash and Go at the Hoenn Battle Frontier and quickly became rivals with them, particularly Go, who he looked down on due to the latter's excitement over catching a mere Taillow. Houji later entered the Battle Frontier Flute Cup and easily defeated Go. He advanced through the tournament, winning almost every battle, until he went up against Ash in the final round and lost to his Pikachu. After the battle, Houji thanked Ash for the match.
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| Hariyama is Houji's first known Pokémon. It participated with him in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. Hariyama was seen defeating a Metagross before battling Ash, only to lose to Mimey.
Houji often moves around by riding on Hariyama's shoulder.
|Mightyena is Houji's second known Pokémon. It participated with him in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. It was shown defeating Go's Scyther and Scorbunny, but it later lost to Ash's Pikachu in the final round.|