If you were looking for the recurring character that takes care of Goodra’s homeland, see Keanan.

Keenan (Japanese: キンヤ Kin'ya) is a character of the day who appeared in All That Glitters is Not Golden!.


Keenan rushed Ash and his friends into his home after they mentioned the "golden Sudowoodo" around a group of rowdy patrons. He explained to them that the Sudowoodo was actually his, providing a photograph as proof. Keenan later clarified that Sudowoodo was turned gold as a result of one of his experiments to improve its resistance to Water Pokémon and attacks. The revelation clarified Sudowoodo's particularly shy behavior around Keenan. Still the group offered to help Keenan reunite with Sudowoodo.

Team Rocket were also after the mysterious golden Sudowoodo. Keenan valiant attempts to protect Sudowoodo against Team Rocket's mecha led Sudowoodo to realize Keenan's good heart. Sudowoodo stepped forward and destroyed the mecha with a headbutt before Ash's Pikachu sent Team Rocket blasting off. Afterwards, Keenan was able to revert Sudowoodo back its typical coloration with another experiment.



Keenan's Sudowoodo was turned golden so it would not be affected by Water attacks easily. However, doing so attracted the attention of many prospective Trainers as they wanted the "golden Sudowoodo". Keenan's experiment also ruined his friendship with Sudowoodo, who fled into the wilderness because of the breach of trust.

Keenan later regains Sudowoodo's trust after defending it against Team Rocket and their mecha. Afterward, Keenan performed a reversal experiment, returning Sudowoodo to normal.

Sudowoodo's only known move is Brick Break.

Debut All That Glitters is Not Golden!
Voice actors
Japanese Yasunori Matsumoto
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 阪口大助 Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Matthew Mitler
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
European French Alessandro Bevilacqua
Italian Massimo di Benedetto
Brazilian Portuguese Yuri Chesman
Spanish Latin America Enzo Fortuny
Spain Ricardo Escobar


  • His Japanese name Kin'ya contains the word kin, which is Japanese for gold.

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