Koko (M23)

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ココ Koko
Koko M23.png
Age 10+
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Burgundy
Hometown Forest of Okoya
Region Unknown
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)

Koko (Japanese: ココ Koko) is a major character who appeared in Secrets of the Jungle. Raised by Pokémon, he is a human boy who believes he too is a Pokémon.

In the anime

Koko as a baby

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).

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 上白石萌歌 Moka Kamishiraishi

In the manga

Koko appears in the movie's manga adaptation.


Language Name Origin
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

Al Molybden

Language Name Origin
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)

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDr. ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZarudeZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKarenKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen Ilene
Queen RinRavineRaymondRickRin MolybdenRossSchuylerShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTapp
TatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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