ハイダイ Haidai
"The Surging Chef"
Scarlet Violet Kofu.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Blue and white
Hometown Cascarrafa
Region Paldea
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Cascarrafa Gym
Badge Water Badge
Specializes in Water-types

Kofu (Japanese: ハイダイ Haidai) is a Gym Leader of Cascarrafa's Gym, known officially as the Cascarrafa Gym. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon. He hands out the Water Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the core series games

Kofu works as a chef, as well as a Gym Leader. Though he specializes in seafood cuisine, one of his students, Katy, reveals that he also knows how to bake. Kofu takes great pride in his cooking, using only the best of ingredients for his dishes. He is the head chef of his own restaurant, named the Kofu Lounge, in Cascarrafa. He has a warm, hearty, and jovial personality.[1] Whenever he is surprised, he usually exclaims, "Vaultin' Veluza!" He has an apprentice named Hugo, who is also a Gym Trainer.

Kofu is first seen running out of his Gym when the player first approaches it. His Gym staffer reveals that he's heading to an auction at Porto Marinada, but he forgot his wallet due to being in a hurry, which she gives to the player to deliver to him. Once the player catches up with Kofu at Porto Marinada and returns his wallet to him, he tasks them with buying him some rare wakame seaweed from Hoenn as an impromptu Gym Test, giving them $50,000 to do so. After the player has bought the seaweed, they're allowed to keep whatever extra money they have left, while Kofu returns to Cascarrafa, where he can be properly challenged.

In addition to the Gym Badge, Kofu gives out TM022 (Chilling Water) after defeating him.

In The Indigo Disk, Kofu can be invited to act as a special coach at Blueberry Academy.


Kofu will Terastallize his Crabominable at the first opportunity.

Gym battle


League Club Room

Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Kofu in the League Club Room, he will trade a Veluza to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0976  Veluza     
  Level 20  
Tera Type:  
Ability: Sharpness
Held item: None
ID: 373015
OT: Kofu
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Sassy
/ Marks:
Water Pulse
Focus Energy
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.


Main article: Kofu/Quotes

In the anime


Kofu in Biri-Biri

Kofu briefly appeared as a silhouette alongside the rest of Paldea Gym Leaders in the music video for Biri-Biri.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Kofu appeared in Breathe Together, in which he is introduced by Iono as one of Paldea's Gym Leaders during her video collaboration with Naranja Academy.




Sprites and models

VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Special Coach profile image from
Scarlet and Violet


Concept art from Scarlet and Violet


  • Kofu's Japanese Gym Leader title is 激流料理人.
  • In the Japanese version of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Kofu says 「ウオーッ!」 whenever he is surprised. While this interjection can be transliterated directly as "Woah!", it also contains a pun on 魚 uo (fish).


Language Name Origin
Japanese ハイダイ Haidai From 海帶 / 海带 hǎidài (Chinese for kelp)
English Kofu From kombu and fuco (Spanish for wrack)
German, French Kombu From kombu
Spanish Fuco From fuco (wrack)
Italian Algaro From alga
Korean 곤포 Konpo From 곤포 (昆布) konpo (kombu)
Chinese (Mandarin) 海岱 Hǎidài From 海帶 / 海带 hǎidài / hóidaai (kelp)
Chinese (Cantonese) 海岱 Hóidoih
Indonesian Algo From algo (Esperanto for alga)
Brazilian Portuguese Álgaro From alga

See also


Gym Leaders of the Paldea region
Cortondo Gym  
Artazon Gym  
Levincia Gym  
Cascarrafa Gym  
Medali Gym  
Montenevera Gym  
Alfornada Gym  
Glaseado Gym  

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