|This article is about a character featured in the Pokémon anime who has not yet debuted in the English language dub.|
As such, their information may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
|Hometown||Forest of Okoya|
|Relatives||Chrom and Rin Molybden (parents)|
|Anime debut||Secrets of the Jungle|
|English voice actor||N/A|
|Japanese voice actor||Moka Kamishiraishi|
Wakana Minami (infant)
In the anime
Koko's real name is (Japanese: アル・モリブデン Al Molybden). He is the only child of scientists Chrom and Rin Molybden, who were employees of the Biotope Company, working under Dr. Zed. When they learned of the Great Tree's location in the Forest of Okoya and that the many Zarude living in the forest worshipped it, they decided to protect it from Dr. Zed, who wanted to destroy it in order to gain access to the secrets of the Healing Springs. Infuriated by this revelation, Dr. Zed chased the family down as they tried to escape in their car. He soon ran them off the road and into a riverbank. Stealing the data, Dr. Zed left the family to die in the ensuing explosion, but Al survived as he had drifted away from the car down the river.
Al was eventually found by a single Zarude living deep within the jungle, far away from any human settlement. Now an orphan, Al was adopted by the Zarude and renamed Koko. Knowing that this was against the rules of its troop, Zarude decided to leave the other Zarude behind so it could raise Koko safely. This Zarude, who took to wearing a torn piece of pink clothing, would become known as "Dada" to Koko.
Over the next ten years, Zarude raised Koko in the depths of the jungle, and the two developed a strong bond. As he had no memory of his human life, Koko believed he was also a Pokémon and was frustrated by the fact that he was seemingly unable to use moves. Zarude didn't want to tell Koko the truth of his origin, despite the troop leader informing that Zarude he was welcome to return to the group if he allowed Koko to leave the jungle.
Koko has a parent-child relationship with Zarude, calling it Dada (Japanese: とうちゃん Daddy).
In the manga
Koko appears in the movie's manga adaptation.
|Japanese||ココ Koko||Possibly a reference to Koko, a famous gorilla|
|English, French, German,
Italian, European Spanish
|Koko||Same as his Japanese name|
|Korean||코코 Koko||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Zaza||From Zarude|
|Russian||Коко Koko||Transcription of his English name|
|Japanese||アル・モリブデン Al Molybden||From アルミニウム aruminiumu (aluminium) or アルゴン arugon (argon) and モリブデン moribuden (molybdenum)|
|This movie article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|