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ハジメ Hajime
Art from Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Age 16*
Gender Male
Birthday May 11*
Blood type B*
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Chicole Village
Region Almia
Relatives Parents, younger sister
Trainer class Pokémon Ranger, Player character
Generation IV
Games Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Anime debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1)
English voice actor Sean Reyes
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Sakaguchi
Motoko Kumai*

Kellyn (Japanese: ハジメ Hajime) is a Pokémon Ranger. He is the male player character in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia.


In the games

Kellyn is the male playable character in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. His female counterpart is Kate. His original home is Fiore, and he went on his own to Almia to become a Ranger. He is also declared the eleventh of twelve Rangers to become Top Rangers after the events in the Cargo Ship. He is also the youngest one. Kellyn is also mentioned in the game Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, during one of Murph's flashback.


Kellyn Ranger Uniform.png Almian Rangers.png Kellyn anime art.png
During Ranger School Alternate art with Kate Artwork from the anime


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Front sprite during Ranger School Back sprite during Ranger School Front sprite as a Pokémon Ranger Back sprite as a Pokémon Ranger Front sprite as a
Top Ranger
Back sprite as a
Top Ranger

In the anime

Kellyn in the anime

Kellyn first appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1) as a Top Ranger.

While Riolu was about to fire an Aura Sphere at Ash, Kellyn showed up and deflected the attack elsewhere. Kellyn informed Ash and his friends that Riolu wanted to go back home, so they decide to help him on his mission of protecting it. When J's henchmen showed up to steal Riolu, Kellyn took them on with an Ariados and Nincada, with the latter trapping the henchmen in a hole it created.

Kellyn got a call from Solana, who Ash and Brock recognized immediately. She informed him and the group the whereabouts of J's hideout. While crossing a lake on a boat, a group of Sharpedo belonging to J's henchmen destroy the boat and Kellyn used a Floatzel to continue crossing the lake. He got separated from Riolu after J's Salamence fired a Hyper Beam at the group, with Ash going after Riolu.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), Kellyn recruited three Blastoise to put out a forest fire caused by J's Salamence. Later, he rescued Ash from a high fall from J's ship with a giant Staraptor. He flew back to the group and continued their search for Riolu. With the help of Ash's Aura ability, they were able to track Riolu down.

They found Riolu being given to J's client. While Dawn and Brock took care of J's client's henchmen, Ash and Kellyn went after J's client. The two caught up to him in a cave but J's client prevented them from gaining to him by blocking the cave entrances. Kellyn used a Donphan to destroy the cave-ins. He and Ash find J's client after leaving the cave. They battle with J's client and were able to defeat him.

After defeating J's client and his henchmen, Kellyn returned Riolu to its Trainer.


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Pokémon controlled via the Capture Styler

Kellyn's Ariados
Kellyn caught Ariados to take on some Crobat owned by J's henchmen.

Ariados's only known move is String Shot.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1)
Kellyn's Nincada
Kellyn caught Nincada to put out a pit trap for J's henchmen.

Nincada's only known move is Dig.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1)
Kellyn's Floatzel
Floatzel was caught as a method of traveling on water.

Floatzel's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1)
Kellyn's Blastoise
Blastoise (×3)
Kellyn caught these three Blastoise to put out a forest fire caused by J's Salamence.

Blastoise's only known move is Rain Dance.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2)
Kellyn's Staraptor
After J ejected Ash from her airship, Kellyn flew on Staraptor to save Ash from falling.

None of Staraptor's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2)
Kellyn's Dodrio

Kellyn's Dodrio
Dodrio (×4)
Kellyn caught four Dodrio as a method of transportation. He gave one each to Ash and his friends to travel on.

Dodrio's only known move is Fury Attack.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2)
Kellyn's Donphan
Kellyn caught Donphan to smash through any cave-ins caused by J's client's Aggron. After catching up to him, Donphan was used to take on his Aggron with the teamwork of Ash's Pikachu.

Donphan's known moves are Rollout and Horn Attack.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2)


Kellyn's Riolu
Main article: Aura Sphere Riolu

Kellyn met Riolu when it launched an Aura Sphere at Ash and his friends. Kellyn decides to help them return the Riolu to its kingdom.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2)
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Chinami Nishimura

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 坂口大助 Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Sean Reyes
Czech Vojtěch Hájek
Danish Mikkel Christiansen
Finnish Petrus Kähkönen
Norwegian Tommy Karlsen
Polish Wojciech Żołądkowicz
Brazilian Portuguese Raphael Ferreira
European Spanish Álvaro de Juan

In the manga

Kellyn in Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

Kellyn is a major character in the Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga. Here, Kellyn is a Top Ranger with an extreme hobby in collecting Ranger-related objects and photographic memory of every mission that any specific Ranger has done. He has great pride in his collection and gets very angry if it gets dirtied.

Kellyn first appears in the Vien Forest after a wildfire starts in the area. After recalling the very first time a Field Move was used by Sven, he puts out the fire with a Blastoise. Soon after, he encounters Kate, a newly-appointed Top Ranger stationed that the Vien Base. After hearing that she saw his Ranger collection, Kellyn takes Kate to see the rest of it, but gets angry once he sees that she dirtied a copy of his Almia Times with her unclean hands. He decides to switch the magazine with a clean one, but notices a mysterious figure in the picture.

Kellyn as a Ranger School student

Later, once Kate receives her Fine Styler, she goes outside to find Kellyn practicing capturing Pokémon, something he has been doing after seeing the mysterious figure. After using a magnifying glass created by Kate, they enlarge the Almia Times and find that the figure was a Darkrai floating near the Altru Tower. They go to the tower and find Professor Hastings hanging from a steel girder on the tower. Kellyn rescues Hastings using a newly-captured Togekiss and Starly.

Soon after, they are the group is attacked by Heath of the Sinis Trio. Kellyn, Kate, and Hastings escapes by entering the tower's elevator, leaving Barlow and Crawford behind while they combat Heath's Pokémon. Upon exploring the tower, Kellyn and Kate confront Lavana and Ice, who have stolen the Tears of Princes from the Luminous Crystal and injured its guardian, Darkrai. Ice freezes the two with his Froslass, but thanks to Kate's technological skills, Kellyn's upgraded Styler becomes strong enough to break free of the ice.

They manage to retrieve the Tears, but find that their old teacher, Kincaid, is really a member of Team Dim Sun and has Darkrai under his control. Kincaid reveals that with the Tears of the Princes removed, the Shadow Crystal corrupts Darkrai into an evil Pokémon. While pursing the escaped Kincaid, Kellyn breaks down once he realizes that nothing like this moment has happened in his records, thus making him unsure if they could succeed. Kate cheers him up by stating to forget the past, and sends Kellyn off to face Kincaid while she fights the remaining Pokémon alone.

With his and Kate's Pachirisu, Kellyn successfully captures Darkrai, freeing it from the Shadow Crystal's control. With Darkrai's help, Kellyn defeats Kincaid, foiling his plans in the process. With Kincaid defeated, Kate, Barlow, Crawford, and Hastings return with all three Tears recovered. They restore the Luminous Crystal back to its proper state and see Darkrai off as it flies to another region.


On hand
Kellyn's Pachirisu
Pachirisu is Kellyn's Partner Pokémon. Pachirisu is the counterpart to Kate's Pachirisu, and they both ride on the shoulders of their human partners while holding their Capture Discs.

None of Pachirisu's moves are known.

Debut A Fresh Start
Pokémon captured with Capture Styler
Kellyn's Blastoise
Kellyn caught Blastoise to put out the fire in the Vien Forest.

Blastoise can use the Rain Dance Field move.

Debut A Fresh Start
Kellyn's Starly
Kellyn caught Starly while practicing capturing Pokémon. Later, he used it to prevent Professor Hastings from crashing with a small tornado.

None of Starly's moves are known.

Debut Altru Inc. Mystery
Kellyn's Togekiss
Kellyn caught Togekiss to rescue Professor Hastings as he was about to fall off from a tower.

Togekiss can use the Cut Field move.

Debut Altru Inc. Mystery
Kellyn's Huntail
Huntail was swimming in a fish tank in the Altru Tower. It, along with a Qwilfish and Finneon, was affected by the Shadow Crystal's influence. After breaking his arm free from the ice that Ice trapped him in, Kellyn captured Huntail and used it to destroy the Gigaremo and Miniremo Ice and Lavana were planning to use.

Huntail can use the Crush Field move.

Debut Team Dim Sun


  • Kellyn shares his Japanese name with Primo.
  • In the anime, Kellyn has been shown with several final forms of Ash's own Pokémon, a Floatzel, a Staraptor, and three Blastoise, final forms of Buizel, Staravia (not a Staraptor at the time), and Squirtle. He also used a Donphan, which Ash also has.
  • Kellyn is the first male player character to meet Ash.
  • Including spin-off games, Kellyn and Todd Snap are the only human player characters who don't wear any sort of headwear.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ハジメ Hajime From 初め hajime, beginning
English Kellyn
French, German, Italian, Spanish Primo From primo, first
Korean 창희 Changhyi From 창 (創) chang, begin
Chinese (Mandarin) 創一 Chuàngyī From 創 chuàng (beginning) and 一 (one)

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