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Manning (Japanese: マルフジ Marufuji) is a minor recurring character of the Pokémon anime.



Manning debuted in Jostling for the Junior Cup!, where he participated in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. His first opponent was Kenton, whom he defeated and advanced to the next round of the tournament. In Battling Authority Once Again!, he battled Trip in the second round and lost. He made a cameo appearance in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!, where he lined up with all the other competitors in front of Alder, Cynthia, Caitlin and Freddy O'Martian.

In Curtain Up, Unova League!, Manning competed in the Vertress Conference. In Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, he appeared on the screen showing the match-ups for the second round of the Conference, meaning that he had made it through the first round. In Lost at the League!, he appeared once again on the screen of the Vertress Conference, now showing the match-ups for the last sixteen, meaning that he had made it through the second and third rounds. In Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, he lost to Russet, knocking him out of the Vertress Conference. In A Unova League Evolution!, he appeared once again during the closing ceremonies of the Vertress Conference.


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Manning's Heatmor
Heatmor was the first Pokémon that Manning used in the Junior Cup. It was able to defeat Kenton's Golett and advance its Trainer to the second round. It was sent out again in the second round, but quickly lost to Trip's Serperior.

Heatmor's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Jostling for the Junior Cup!
Voice actors
English Billy Bob Thompson
Manning's Jellicent
Jellicent was used in the fourth round of the Vertress Conference to battle Russet's Eelektross. She lost, however, and her Trainer was eliminated from the tournament.

None of Jellicent's moves are known.

Debut Strong Strategy Steals the Show!

Manning has at least one other Pokémon, as he participated in the third round of the Vertress Conference which is a 3 on 3 battle.


Badges obtained

This listing is of the Badges Manning has obtained:

Pokémon League

Manning has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Pokémon competitions

Manning has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 菊池由起子 Yukiko Kikuchi
English Tom Wayland
Polish Grzegorz Drojewski
Spanish Latin America Alan García
Spain Eduardo del Hoyo


  • Manning's clothing is similar to the coloration of his Heatmor.

Indigo Plateau Conference: MandiPeteGaryJeanetteMelissaAshRitchieAssunta
Silver Conference: DarrenSalvadorJacksonMacyGaryAshHarrisonJon
Ever Grande Conference: JumpVivicaGilbertGavinDominickClarkJohnny
Lily of the Valley Conference: JeffreyNandoBarryConwayPaulAshTobias
Vertress Conference: RadleyMikaelUltimoKendrickTripBiancaEmmanuel
Lumiose Conference: TrevorTitusAstridTiernoRemoSawyerAshAlain
Manalo Conference: HirokiPikalaMr. ElectricMad MagmarRappZipp
TuppPlumeriaDJ LeoMaster fishermanOluoluKahili

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