Kyle (M09)

Kyle (Japanese: カイ Kai) is a character who appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. He is Meredith's husband, Lizabeth's father and Shep's son. Kyle is a descendant of the People of the Water, denoted by his blue crystal necklace. He also performs in the Marina Group's water shows.

Kyle (left) and his father Shep

In the anime

Ash and his friends were introduced to Kyle and his family after noticing several bubbles of water appear out of nowhere in a barren field. Kyle was particularly protective of the Manaphy Egg, and hid it behind a curtain after the family's Buizel accidentally revealed it to May and the others. The group later witnessed one the Marina Group's water performances, and Kyle was seen wearing a Vaporeon-inspired costume.

Kyle performing in a Marina Group show

Kyle rode a Dewgong whilst he, his family, Jack Walker, Ash, and his friends visited an ancient People of the Water site. He explained that the Sea Temple, Samiya, blends into the water and traverses the ocean to avoid being seen and plundered by greedy people. For much of the remainder of the movie, he piloted his father's ship, the Blue Lagoon, as they made their way towards Samiya. He remained aboard the ship with Meredith and Shep while Lizabeth, Ash, and his friends were searching Manaphy in a submersible. This incident led to the discovery of Samiya.

After Ash managed to restore the Sea Crown in time, causing Samiya to rise from the ocean, Kyle and the rest of his family became bystanders during the showdown between the Water Pokémon and the Phantom and his crew. Once the battle ended with the Phantom's defeat, Kyle, his family, and Ash's group were surrounded in a mystical golden light, which allowed them to soar through the sky and ocean with the Pokémon. They all watched as Samiya disappeared back into the ocean.

Everyone later returned to port, where Shep's shipmates were waiting. Kyle and the others returned to their travel vehicle, and later, he waved goodbye to Ash and his friends.


Kyle is a quiet but kind man who cares deeply for his family, his People of the Water ancestry, and its culture. He doesn't speak often and is usually busy driving the Marina Group's vehicle to the next performance location.


Ken Sugimori's design of Kyle

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 佐々木誠二 Seiji Sasaki
English Craig Blair
German Oliver Mink
Korean 김환진 Kim Hwanjin*
박성태 Park Seongtae*
Brazilian Portuguese Nestor Chiesse
European Spanish Miguel Ángel Montero

In the manga

In the Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea manga

Kyle appears in the manga adaptation of the movie, fulfilling the same role as he does in the movie.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カイ Kai From 海 kai, sea.
English, Italian Kyle Similar to his Japanese name.
Chinese (Taiwan) Kǎi Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Korean 카이 Kai Transliteration of his Japanese name.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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