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Joshua (Japanese: ジョシュウ Joshū) is a minor recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is Professor Birch's assistant.


He debuted in Get the Show on the Road. He was watching the lab while the Professor and Ash searched for Pikachu, who ran away after suffering an electrical overcharge. When May arrived to receive her first Pokémon, Joshua informed her that the Professor was busy. May then went off to look for Birch.

In A Six Pack Attack, Joshua was taking care of the Hoenn starters for Birch while he went to pick up Professor Oak from Littleroot Town's port. Professor Oak, however, made his own way to the lab after waiting a while for Birch. May, Max and Oak remained with Joshua momentarily, but quickly left him in charge of the lab after Team Rocket stole all of the starter Pokémon. Joshua quickly alerted Professor Birch to the situation via a phone call.

Joshua made a short cameo in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon after Dr. Yung stole his and Birch's data to help construct his Mirage Pokémon.


Joshua is a reliable laboratory assistant, often reminding Professor Birch of things and taking care of the lab while the Professor is out on his field expeditions. He remains calm even when under pressure.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石田彰 Akira Ishida
English Michael Sinterniklaas
Finnish Jari Viitanen (AG001)
Joonas Suominen (AG071)
Norwegian Christian Barmen
Polish Ireneusz Machnicki
European Spanish Alfonso Manjavacas (AG001)
Fernando Cabrera (AG071)

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