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ラキ Laki
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Alola
Anime debut Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
English voice actor Ryan Nicolls
Japanese voice actor Unknown

Laki (Japanese: ラキ Laki) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He first appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.


Laki is an actor, who plays the role of a detective on the show Alolan Detective Laki on Alola TV, which Rotom and Professor Kukui like to watch. It is not known whether Laki is the actor's real name or just the name of the character he plays. Laki is very popular in the Alola region and even has his own merchandise, including blonde wigs styled after his own hair. Rotom likes to impersonate Laki and pretend to solve cases as well.

In one episode of his show, Laki had to find out who stole Mrs. Makani's precious jewels, the Princess Tear. After finding clues on who the culprit could be, Laki gathered all of the suspects in a room and identified the thief, a doctor, who had hidden the Princess Tear in Sableye dolls.

Laki has made several brief appearances on Professor Kukui's television in Partner Promises!; in A Shivering Shovel Search!, during a flashback; in Night of a Thousand Poses!; and in The Dex Can't Help It!, when Rotom ended up in the television during one of his episodes.

He appeared in person for the first time in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, during the filming of an episode of his show at Melemele Meadow. However, the filming was interrupted when an Ultra Wormhole opened up and a Buzzwole emerged on the set, scaring everyone off.

Laki reappeared in Bright Lights, Big Changes!, where he was filming for another episode of his show when he was interrupted by Rotom, who had discovered an error with the plot. The crew was so impressed by Rotom's knowledge of the show that they offered him a lead role in the program's upcoming fifth season. In the end, Rotom went back to Ash, but Laki gained a new partner in the form of a Chatot after producer George Charino realized the show needed a change in format.


Laki's charismatic onscreen persona extends to his personal life. He relishes in his fame, but knows a lot of trivia about the Alolan Detective Laki series.

In Bright Lights, Big Changes!, Laki invited Rotom over to his apartment, and the pair got to know each other better. It was revealed that Laki began his acting career in supporting roles with little to no lines before he finally landed the titular role in Alolan Detective Laki. Laki was also revealed to be persistent and set on achieving his childhood goal, to become an actor.


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This listing is of Laki's known Pokémon in the anime:

Smeargle is Laki's first known Pokémon. It accompanies him on his job as a detective on the television show they both star in.

It briefly appeared on Professor Kukui's television in Partner Promises!, Night of a Thousand Poses!, and The Dex Can't Help It!. Smeargle first appeared in person in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, during the filming of another episode, only for an Ultra Wormhole to open up and a Buzzwole to emerge.

It reappeared in Bright Lights, Big Changes!, where it gained a new partner in the form of Chatot after Rotom Pokédex turned down the part.

None of Smeargle's moves are known.

Debut Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
Voice actors
English Ryan William Downey
Chatot is Laki's second known Pokémon. It joined Laki after the show's producer, George Charino, realized that Alolan Detective Laki needed a change in format, which could not be accomplished when Rotom chose to no longer be a part of the show and stay by Ash's side to pursue its own goal.

None of Chatot's moves are known.

Debut Bright Lights, Big Changes!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
English Ryan Nicolls
Finnish Aku Laitinen (SM017, SM022)
Unknown voice actor (SM048)
Vili Orava (SM057-present)
European French Marc Weiss
Grégory Praet (SM061)
Polish Otar Saralidze
Brazilian Portuguese Renan Vidal
European Spanish Antonio Cremades

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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