Lt. Surge

Lt. Surge
マチス Matis
"Lightning Lieutenant"
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Lt Surge.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Male
Eye color Blue*, Black*
Hair color Blond
Hometown Vermilion City
(born in America)
Region Kanto
Relatives None
Trainer class Gym LeaderRBYGSCFRLGHGSSPE
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation I, II, III, IV, V, VII
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!, Pokémon Stadium, Stadium 2, Masters EX
Leader of Vermilion Gym
Badge Thunder Badge
Specializes in Electric types
Member of Team Rocket*
Rank Admin
Game animation debut File 2: Cubone
English voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Anime debut Electric Shock Showdown
English voice actor Maddie Blaustein
Japanese voice actor Fumihiko Tachiki

Lt. Surge (Japanese: マチス Matis) is the Gym Leader of Vermilion City's Gym, known officially as the Vermilion Gym. He hands out the Thunder Badge to Trainers who defeat him. He specializes in Electric-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Lt. Surge is known as the "Lightning Lieutenant". Apparently, he is or was an American soldier who fought in at least one war, during which Electric-type Pokémon saved his life. As a member of the army, Surge was a strict CO, and was rather cautious. He was a pilot as well, and used Electric-type Pokémon to power his planes, a practice that in at least one occasion saved his life. Also, Surge saved the life of one of the Trainers in his Gym who was in the army at the same time. A little paranoid, Lt. Surge installed a series of traps in the Gym. He takes a liking to Trainers with a lot of guts.

In addition to the Thunder Badge, Lt. Surge gives out TM24RBY/TM36PE (Thunderbolt) in the Generation I games and Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. In FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, and SoulSilver he gives out TM34 (Shock Wave). In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, he doesn't give out a TM. Also, in HeartGold and SoulSilver, he trades a foreign Pikachu with the player for another Pikachu. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, in addition to the Thunder Badge and the reward TM, he also gives the player his Autograph as a reward for defeating him.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, he will be outside of the Power Plant between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. This only occurs after the player has captured, not defeated, Zapdos. If the player defeated Zapdos, they will need to battle the Elite Four again for Zapdos to reappear. If the player arrives walking with a Pikachu, he will happily give his Pokégear number out, and if called on Friday morning, will be at the Fighting Dojo for a rematch. After the player gets his Pokégear number, he will be at the Magnet Train station in Saffron City. There he'll offer to trade his French Pikachu, nicknamed Volty, for the player's Pikachu that he saw at the Power Plant (though it need not be the same one). She will be at the same level as the Pikachu traded, will know the moves appropriate for that level, and be holding a Yellow Shard.

Fame Checker

This is a list of the Fame Checker’s information on Lt. Surge in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Vermilion City - sign
  • What does this person do?
"Vermilion City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Lt. Surge
The Lightning American!"
Vermilion Gym - Lt. Surge
  • Favorite kind of Pokémon?
"I tell you, kid, electric Pokémon saved me during the war!"
Vermilion Gym - Gentleman Tucker
  • What is this person like?
"When I was in the Army, Lt. Surge was my strict CO.
He was a hard taskmaster."
Vermilion Gym - Gentleman Tucker
  • What is this person like?
"Lt. Surge was always famous for his cautious nature in the Army."
Vermilion Gym - Sailor Dwayne
  • What is this person like?
"Lt. Surge installed the traps in the Gym himself.
He set up double locks everywhere."
Vermilion City - Pokémon Journal
  • There’s a rumor...
"Lt. Surge is rumored to have been a pilot while home in America.
He used the electricity generated by Pokémon to power his plane."
Message from Lt. Surge
  • From: Lt. Surge
  • To: [Player]
"Hey kid!
You electrified me in our battle!
I didn’t know that there were gutsy trainers like you.
It made me change my mind about you!"

Pokémon

Pokémon Red and Blue

Lt. Surge has an X Speed for each of his Pokémon, using it randomly 25% of the time.



Pokémon Yellow

Lt. Surge has an X Speed, using it randomly 25% of the time.



Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym battle



Rematch



Traded to the player
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
nickname
Japanese
nickname
Item Ability Nature English
OT
Japanese
OT
ID IVs
Saffron City   Pikachu   Pikachu Volty* VOLTY*   Yellow Shard Static Jolly Surge マチス 33038 20/25/18/25/13/31

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Lt. Surge uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles and all six in Triple Battles. Lt. Surge will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Raichu.

Kanto Leaders Tournament



Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament



Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Gym battle



Rematch



In the side series games

Pokémon Stadium

Lt. Surge appears in Pokémon Stadium as the third Gym Leader the player faces during the Gym Leader Castle challenge. During Round 2, he also uses Pokémon outside his specialty type to counter any Ground-type Pokémon used against him.

Pokémon

Round 1



Round 2



Pokémon Stadium 2

Lt. Surge returns in Pokémon Stadium 2 as part of the Kanto Gym Leader Castle.

During the game's end credits, Lt. Surge is seen having a battle with Morty at the Ecruteak Gym.

Pokémon

Round 1



Round 2



In the spin-off games

Pokémon Puzzle League

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Lt. Surge appears in Pokémon Puzzle League.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Lt. Surge (Masters)

Lt. Surge forms a sync pair with Voltorb and Electrode in Pokémon Masters EX.

Artwork

       
Headshot from
Red and Blue
Official artwork from
Yellow
Official artwork from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Official artwork from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Sprites

In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Yellow
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
         
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In other games

     
Portrait from
Stadium
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Quotes

Main article: Lt. Surge/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

 
Lt. Surge in the anime

Lt. Surge appeared in Electric Shock Showdown. He was quick to show off his powerful Raichu upon Ash's arrival at the Vermilion Gym. Lt. Surge then laughed at the sight of Pikachu and mocked him for his apparent weakness, though he eventually agreed to battle Ash. Pikachu was quickly overwhelmed and defeated by Raichu's onslaught of attacks.

After Pikachu recovered at the local Pokemon Center, Ash had a rematch with Lt. Surge. When Pikachu was able to use his Agility to evade Raichu's attacks, Lt. Surge had Raichu use Thunderbolt to destroy the Gym's lights and glass windows. However, Pikachu didn't sustain any damage after he grounded himself with his tail, while Raichu exhausted all of its electrical power. Pikachu then used the opportunity to defeat Raichu, earning Ash his third Badge, the Thunder Badge.

He reappeared in a flashback in Pika and Goliath!.

In Destination: Coronation!, it was revealed that Surge left the Gym in the care of Visquez and left on his own journey to become a better Electric-type Trainer. It was also revealed that he trained the Raichu that Visquez owns, and Ash's fame had grown amongst the Trainers at the Gym.

Character

An intimidating person, Lt. Surge surrounds himself with other tough-looking Trainers. He is arrogant, loud, and crude; and refers to all challengers as "babies" until they manage to defeat him. Lt. Surge generally looks down on unevolved Pokémon, preferring to evolve them as soon as possible. He also seems to be an extremely brutal battler, as nearly every Trainer that faced him ended up with their Pokémon being seriously injured.

In spite of his preference for evolved Pokémon, Lt. Surge does not take into account any advantages an unevolved Pokémon may have over their evolved forms. Though he managed to defeat Ash and Pikachu once with pure power, Pikachu was able to use speed-altering moves like Agility, which Raichu couldn't learn, to outrun and defeat it. Surge and Raichu came to respect Ash and Pikachu's tenacity after this defeat, and, as shown in Destination: Coronation!, tells his Gym Trainers stories about their rematch to this day.

Pokémon

This listing is of Lt. Surge's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand

 
Pikachu → Raichu
Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Raichu made its appearance in Electric Shock Showdown, when Surge used it to battle Ash's Pikachu.

Debut Electric Shock Showdown
Voice actors
Japanese Urara Takano
English Urara Takano

Trained

 
Raichu
According to Lt. Surge's trainee Visquez, her Raichu was trained by Surge himself. Visquez uses him in Gym battles during her role as stand-in Gym Leader while Surge is away, and in World Coronation Series battles.

Raichu's known moves are Volt Tackle, Thunderbolt, and Reflect.

Debut Destination: Coronation!
Voice actors
Japanese Fumiko Takekuma
English Fumiko Takekuma

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 立木文彦 Fumihiko Tachiki
English Adam Blaustein
Czech Radovan Vaculík
Danish Peter Aude
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Italian Riccardo Lombardo (Mediaset)
Ivo De Palma (K2)
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
Brazilian Portuguese Affonso Amajones
Spanish Latin America Gerardo Vásquez
Spain Juan Luis Rovira


Pokémon Origins

 
Lt. Surge in Pokémon Origins

Lt. Surge appeared briefly in File 2: Cubone. He was shown facing Red at the Vermilion Gym during a Gym battle and eventually getting defeated, earning Red the Thunder Badge.

Pokémon

 
Raichu
Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Raichu is Lt. Surge's only known Pokémon. It appeared briefly during Red and Surge's Gym battle, but was defeated off-screen.

Debut File 2: Cubone

GOTCHA!

Lt. Surge briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Lt. Surge and his Raichu with Sabrina and her Mr. Mime

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Lt. Surge is one of the evil sub-leaders of Team Rocket. In his debut round, Danger: High Voltorb, he used the S.S. Anne in Vermilion City to transport captured Pokémon illegally. He tried to kill Red, but was bested after Red's Poliwhirl evolved into Poliwrath.

Lt. Surge captured Zapdos at the abandoned Power Plant under Giovanni's orders. He then fought Red at Silph Co. with an Electrode bazooka and Magneton shield all powered by his newly caught Zapdos. He also had an electrocution suit on so he couldn't be shocked by Zapdos' power. Red waits for him to make Zapdos use its full power and makes Saur cut up the power cords to his machines and his suit so he gets electrocuted instead. However, he, along with the rest of Team Rocket, was dispersed when the chimera made from the legendary Pokémon was defeated by Red, Blue, and Green in Saffron City.

Yellow chapter

Some time later, the Elite Four tried to destroy humanity. Team Rocket's admins joined up with Blue, Green and Yellow to stop them. During the battle against the Elite Four on Cerise Island, Lt. Surge was paired with Red according to Sabrina's Spoons of Destiny. However, with Red absent due to injuries, Lt. Surge had to choose Bill as his partner instead, whose Spoon had not bent due to the fact that he was accompanying Green and Yellow, thus not intending to battle in the first place. When Red arrived the moment that Bill and Lt. Surge were about to lose, Lt. Surge's spoon bent, revealing Red as his true partner. Red then resumed his battle with Bruno. When it finished, Lt. Surge became fed up and pushed Bill into the acidic waters below, though Bill was saved by Red.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In Johto, Lt. Surge owned and captained the new luxury liner, S.S. Aqua. He was first seen driving out of the Union Cave in a submarine. His Magnemite accidentally captured Crystal, who later freed his submarine by capturing the Corsola that were keeping it stuck. He repaid her by taking her to Olivine City free of charge. He then went to Mahogany Town to investigate the rise of Team Rocket under a different leader, since Koga and Giovanni disappeared and Sabrina was busy healing her wounds. He confronted the Masked Man, but lost and barely managed to escape with his life. He then stumbled upon Silver's Gyarados while exploring the Lake of Rage.

He is then led to several items of Gold and Silver's including one of their Pokédexes and goes to Morty so he can use them to locate the lost boys, who tells him that they are at the Whirl Islands. He is able to return their stuff and watches the Johto Pokédex holders battle against Lugia before a message is sent to him stating that he is being summoned to a Gym Leader tournament at Indigo Plateau that would pit the Kanto Gym Leaders against the Johto Gym Leaders. Lt. Surge is fatefully pitted against Morty for the competition, but their match ends in a draw due to Morty's Misdreavus using Destiny Bond just as his Magnemite beats it. Soon, the Masked Man struck. Using his latest recruitment, Raikou, Lt. Surge separated the two coaches of the Magnet Train and returned it to Indigo Plateau before challenging the Masked Man (along with Misty and Blaine) and losing to him. The excess electricity fed to the Magnet Train proved useful later on.

Character

Lt. Surge prefers to travel by sea, as he captains two ships and drives a submarine. He can also fly through the air by having four of his Magneton create an energy platform for him to ride on.

In battle, Lt. Surge generally prefers to use his Electabuzz to zap anything that gets in his way. He also uses other Electric-type Pokémon to provide distractions with Selfdestruct.

Pokémon

This listing is of Lt. Surge's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

 
Electabuzz
Electabuzz is one of Lt. Surge's most powerful Pokémon and he noted that he is disobedient and Surge couldn't even get it in a Poké Ball. He was first seen on the S.S. Anne, where Surge sent him out to fight against Red and his Poliwhirl. He seemingly had the upper hand until the Water-type Pokémon evolved into a Poliwrath after being pushed off the side of the ship, which resulted in Red defeating Surge and Electabuzz. He was used to fight against Red again during the battle at Silph Co.. Two years later, Electabuzz was used in the battle of Cerise Island, where he helped battle Bruno, but was not able to damage his Pokémon due to their evasiveness. During the Gym Leader Tournament in Johto, he fought against Morty's Gastly and Misdreavus, who almost defeated him before Surge switched him with Magnemite.

Electabuzz's known moves are Thunder Punch, Thunderbolt, Thunder Shock, and Thunder, and his Ability is Static.

Debut Buzz Off, Electabuzz!
 
Magneton (multiple)
Lt. Surge owns many Magneton and uses them for aerial transportation by having them create an energy platform using their magnetic charge. He has carried (and sometimes trapped) many people using this ability, from allies like Bill and Gold and enemies such as Red.

Magneton's known moves are Supersonic, Sonic Boom, Flash, and Thunderbolt.

Debut Buzz Off, Electabuzz!
 
Magnemite (multiple)
Lt. Surge owns many Magnemite that first appeared acting somewhat like guards of the S.S. Anne. In Johto, Surge used one in the Gym Leader Tournament, where it defeated Morty's Misdreavus before it fainted from the effect of Destiny Bond, resulting in a tie between the two Gym Leaders.

Magnemite's known moves are Protect and Zap Cannon.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb
 
Voltorb and Electrode (multiple)
The main bulk of Lt. Surge's force resides in the power of his Voltorb and Electrode's Selfdestructs, and he has many of them on his team. This strategy was particularly instrumental in the defeat of Bruno when one of Surge's Electrodes used its Selfdestruct on Bill's Exeggcute's Egg Bomb, resulting in an explosion that took down Bruno's Onix, which was being used as a platform for the battle. They also later proved handy when their combined Selfdestruct attacks aided in his narrow escape from the Masked Man.

Voltorb's only known move is Thunder Wave.

Electrode's only known move is Self-Destruct.

Debut Danger: High Voltorb
 
Raichu
Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Lt. Surge's Raichu was very briefly seen at Silph Co. but didn't participate in battle until Surge went to Johto. There, he was used to battle the Masked Man's Houndour and to very briefly fight against the Red Gyarados before he realized that he wasn't the enemy, as he was trying to free Silver.

Debut Go for the Golbat
Released
 
Zapdos
Main article: Zapdos (Adventures)

Zapdos was used as an experiment from Team Rocket. He took control of it prior to Zap! Zap! Zapdos. Around the end of the battle against Red, it ended up shocking Lt. Surge with its tremendous Thunder attack after Saur's Razor Leaf tore up his insulating underwear, rendering it useless and nearly killing him. As a result, Red earned his Badge and stole his electric-proof gloves. While he was knocked out cold, Zapdos was called upon by Sabrina's Kadabra and was merged into Thu-Fi-Zer, the Rockets' ultimate creation. After its defeat, it flew away alongside its fellow Legendary birds and was later recaught by Green.

Debut Go for the Golbat
 
Raikou
Main article: Raikou (Adventures)

Raikou was partnered up with Lt. Surge in the battle against the Masked Man. After Surge was rendered inoperative by the villain, it partnered up with Gold instead, and went back to the wild when everything had been resolved. Much later, it was recaught by Anabel in Johto and became her major powerhouse.

Debut Slugging it out with Slugma
Temporary
 
Gyarados  
Main article: Silver's Gyarados

Lt. Surge found this special Gyarados after being frozen in the Lake of Rage in Do-Si-Do with Dodrio. This happened during Gold and Silver's battle with the Masked Man. He returned him to Silver afterwards.

Debut Raise the Red Gyarados

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

 
Lt. Surge in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Lt. Surge appeared as a silhouette in JBA5 alongside his Raichu and the other Kanto Gym Leaders.

Pokémon

This is a listing of Lt. Surge's known Pokémon in the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga:

Raichu
Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Raichu is Lt. Surge's only known Pokémon. It only appeared as a silhouette.

Debut JBA5


Pokémon Pocket Monsters

 
Lt. Surge in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Lt. Surge first appears in The Big Activity In The Mountains And The Oceans!!, where he is seen on the S.S. Anne.

He shouts out a speech to the fishermen who showed no interest and threw rocks at him, due to the fact that he was responsible for the theft of a whole bunch of Water-type Pokémon. Red goes onboard and meets him. While on board, Red challenges him to a Pokémon battle with Lt. Surge using Voltorb. Red pits Clefairy against the Poké Ball-shaped object. Voltorb attacks Clefairy but Clefairy uses a deflector to negate the attack. During the battle, the fisherman boo him whenever he got the upperhand.

In the middle of the battle, Voltorb evolves into an Electrode and Red's Pikachu teams up with Clefairy to defeat the Electrode. Electrode is defeated when Clefairy fires a beam at it. The Electrode gets sent to one of the cannons which caused an explosion which destroyed the ship. Lt. Surge becomes upset when a whole bunch of his Water-type Pokémon become free.

Unlike other media, Lt. Surge has more Pokémon that is not the type he specializes in.

Pokémon

This is a listing of Lt. Surge's known Pokémon in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga:

 

 
Voltorb → Electrode
Lt. Surge's Voltorb took on Clefairy. Seeing that Voltorb is a tough opponent, Red's Pikachu also volunteered in the battle. Voltorb evolved into an Electrode during the middle of their challenge. However, it was beaten by Clefairy and Pikachu.

None of Electrode's moves are known.

Debut The Big Activity In The Mountains And The Oceans!!
 
Poliwhirl and Kingler
While Lt. Surge was laughing at Clefairy, both Poliwhirl and Kingler were also laughing at Clefairy.

None of their moves are known.

Debut The Big Activity In The Mountains And The Oceans!!
Released
 
Water-type Pokémon
After the ship exploded due to Electrode's collision, a majority of Water-type Pokémon that were taken end up swimming away, with a Horsea and Seel being one of them.

None of their move's are known.

Debut The Big Activity In The Mountains And The Oceans!!

Pokémon Zensho

 
Lt. Surge in Pokémon Zensho

Lt. Surge first appeared in PZ04 and challenged Satoshi to a Gym battle.

Pokémon

 
Electabuzz
Electabuzz is Lt. Surge's only used Pokémon. It went up against Satoshi's Charmeleon and lost due to Charmeleon taking advantage of a barb-wired fence.

None of Electabuzz's moves are known.

Debut Vermilion City
 
Voltorb → Electrode
As Satoshi was wondering which Pokémon Lt. Surge was going to use, the Captain tells him that he has an Electrode on the team. However, it was not used in the Gym battle and it was revealed that Electrode evolved from a Voltorb when Lt. Surge was telling Satoshi the time he was in the navy and a Voltorb crashes to a tree and the tree fell down.

None of Electrode's moves are known.

Debut Vermilion City
 
Magnemite and Magneton
As Satoshi was wondering which Pokémon Lt. Surge was going to use, the Captain told him that he has a Magnemite and Magneton on the team. However, they were not used in the Gym battle.

None of Magnemite or Magneton's moves are known.

Debut Vermilion City

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Lt. Surge appeared in a flashback with Raichu in JNM09.

In the TCG

Lt. Surge has an eponymous Theme Deck in the Gym Heroes expansion. Its Japanese counterpart is based on the Vermilion Gym.

Artwork

Artwork from the cards:

       
Lt. Surge and the Thunder Badge Lt. Surge negotiates Lt. Surge plots
   
Artwork from the
Kuchiba City Gym Theme Deck
Lt. Surge and his Raichu Lt. Surge's updated VS art

Cards

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lt. Surge or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Lt. Surge's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lt. Surge's Electabuzz   Gym Heroes   6/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Fearow   Gym Heroes   7/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Magneton   Gym Heroes   8/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Electabuzz   Gym Heroes   27/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Lt. Surge's Raichu   Gym Heroes   28/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Lt. Surge's Magnemite   Gym Heroes   50/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Raticate   Gym Heroes   51/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Lt. Surge's Spearow   Gym Heroes   52/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Lt. Surge's Magnemite   Gym Heroes   80/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Pikachu   Gym Heroes   81/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Lt. Surge's Rattata   Gym Heroes   82/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Lt. Surge's Spearow   Gym Heroes   83/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Voltorb   Gym Heroes   84/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Raichu   Gym Challenge   11/132 Challenge from the Darkness    
Lt. Surge's Jolteon   Gym Challenge   28/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Lt. Surge's Eevee   Gym Challenge   51/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Electrode   Gym Challenge   52/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Lt. Surge's Raticate   Gym Challenge   53/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Pikachu   Gym Challenge   84/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Rattata   Gym Challenge   85/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Voltorb   Gym Challenge   86/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Lt. Surge's Raichu         Pokémon VS   053/141
Lt. Surge's Lanturn         Pokémon VS   054/141
Magnemite   Cosmic Eclipse   242/236 Dream League   055/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lt. Surge T Gym Heroes   17/132 Kuchiba City Gym    
Gym Heroes   101/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Treaty T Gym Heroes   112/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Secret Mission T Gym Heroes   118/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Vermilion City Gym T [St] Gym Heroes   120/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Lt. Surge's Secret Plan T Gym Challenge   107/132 Leaders' Stadium    
Gym Badge I XY Black Star Promos   XY205 XY-P Promotional cards    
Lt. Surge's Strategy Su Unbroken Bonds   178/214 Night Unison   051/055
Hidden Fates   60/68      
 


In the TFG

Lt. Surge was slated to be released as a Trainer figure in the Unnamed Third Set of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.

Trivia

 
Lt. Surge's height in the anime

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マチス Matis From the genus Clematis
English, Italian
Dutch
Lt. Surge From lieutenant, lightning, electrical surge, and possibly sarge (informal form of sergeant)
German, French Major Bob From Bob, a stereotypical American name
Spanish Teniente Surge*
Lt. Surge*
From his English name
Same as his English name
Korean 마티스 Matiseu Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 馬志士 / 马志士 Măzhìshì* Transcription of his Japanese name and 士兵 shìbīng (soldier)
馬奇 / 马奇 Mǎqí*
麥奇 Màiqí*
Partial transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 馬志士 Máhjisih* Transcription of his Japanese name and 士兵 sihbīng (soldier)
麥奇 Maahkkèih* Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name
Czech Poručík Surge From his English name
Indonesian Letnan Surya Similar to his English name. Literally "Lieutenant Sun".
Norwegian Løytnant Surge From his English name
Polish Porucznik Surge From his English name
Brazilian Portuguese Ten. Surge*
Tenente Surge*
Lt. Surge*
From his English name
From his English name
Same as his English name
European Portuguese Tenente Surge From his English name
Russian Лейтенант Серж Leytenant Serzh From his English name
Swedish Löjtnant Surge From his English name
Thai แมททิส Maetthit Transcription of his Japanese name
Turkish Teğmen Surge From his English name
Vietnamese Matis Transcription of his Japanese name


Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym  
 
Brock
Cerulean Gym  
 
Misty
Vermilion Gym  
 
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym  
 
Erika
Fuchsia Gym  
   
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym  
 
Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym  
 
Blaine
Viridian Gym  
   
Giovanni Blue


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearSawyerRachel
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolkner
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmet
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaProfessor SycamoreLysandreDianthaEvelyn
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeriaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked Royal
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHop
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinnia
DarachMeowthRyukiCourtneyTabithaMattShellyTeam Break



Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)*
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B*)
Duos: Butch & Cassidy*Attila & Hun*Annie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji*
Domino*Iron-Masked Marauder*Dr. Namba*Sebastian*
Rocket Scout*Wendy*Tyson*Jubei*Viper*Christopher*
Matori*Pierce*Dr. Zager*Gozu*Miyamoto*Mondo*
Kaede*Blaine*


  This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.