- If you were looking for the character who was renamed as Joel in Chuang Yi's English translation of the Ash & Pikachu manga, see Drew.
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Art from Pokémon Ranger
Joel (Japanese: ジョウ Joe) is the leader of the Fall City Ranger base. He and Spenser were once fierce rivals when they and Cameron worked together on the same team, but they now share a close bond, although they still argue a lot, as stated by Elita. His partner is his Dodrio, that he uses to speed across Fiore.
Joel holds the initial high score of the Grassland Capture Challenge.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga
Joel, along with Spenser and Elita are first seen preparing to finish a then-unknown mission. Later, it was revealed that their mission was to capture a Deoxys, but they failed and were defeated. Later, they are hospitalized and Professor Hastings sends Lunick and Solana to finish their mission.
Later, an injured Joel, along with Spenser and Elita, arrive at the Ring Town Ranger Base, although it took all of their energy to do so. While Lunick battles the Go-Rock Quads, Joel uses data from their battle with Deoxys to inform Solana about how to capture Deoxys.
Later, Lunick and Solana return from their mission successful in freeing Deoxys from the Quads' control and taking the Manaphy Egg back from them. Due to Fiore not having Trainers, everyone decides to send the Manaphy Egg to the Sinnoh Region to find a proper Trainer to take care of it.
| Dodrio is Joel's Partner Pokémon. Dodrio was first seen with Joel preparing to fight Deoxys but was defeated.
None of Dodrio's moves are known.
|Debut||Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode One|
|Japanese||ジョウ Joe||From 定規座 Jōgi-za, Norma constellation|
|English, German||Joel||Similar to his Japanese name|
|French||Lucas||From lux-lucis, the Latin root word for light|
|Italian||Savino||From Sabino, of the Sabines. Refers to Saint Sabina.|
|Spanish||Julio||Similar to his English name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||丈 Zhàng||From the Japanese name 丈 Jō|
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