Kenny (Hoenn)

Kinji redirects here. For the Ninja Boy in Pokémon Adventures named Kinji, see Ninja Boy.

Kenny (Japanese: キンジ Kinji) is a minor recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He works as the Gym assistant for the Petalburg Gym. As a result, Kenny is very close to Norman and his family.


In Love, Petalburg Style!, Kenny greeted May, Max, and Brock at the Gym's entrance and joined them for a meal prepared by Caroline. However, Caroline exhibited anger at May's mention of Beautifly, which puzzled May, Max, and Brock. Kenny subsequently took everyone to the greenhouse and explained that Caroline felt frustrated because it was her wedding anniversary and Norman had been disappearing. Things later escalated after Caroline confronted Norman at the local Pokémon Center and announced her plans to leave the family home. Tensions then eased after Norman was revealed to have been planning a Beautifly-shaped fireworks display with Nurse Joy's assistance to commemorate the wedding anniversary.

In Balance of Power, Kenny refereed the Gym battle between Norman and Ash.

Kenny reappeared in a flashback in the Japanese version of A Scare to Remember!. He was last seen watching the Hoenn Grand Festival on TV with Norman in Deceit and Assist.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 進藤尚美 Naomi Shindō
English Marc Thompson
Finnish Markus Blom
Italian Massimo Di Benedetto
Brazilian Portuguese Rodrigo Andreatto
Spanish Latin America Gabriel Ortiz
Spain Roberto Cuenca Rodríguez

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