The master fisherman (Japanese: 釣り名人 fishing expert) is a minor recurring character who appeared in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
He debuted in Big Sky, Small Fry!. He was first seen sleeping whilst Team Rocket were fishing for the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill, having previously told them about it. He woke up after Bewear came and took them away.
When Lana and Ash came fishing, he informed them that they needed his permission to fish. He agreed to let them fish if they managed to find a Feebas, which Lana, to his astonishment, reeled in almost immediately. He then told the duo that they'd need a boat to fish, and said that they could borrow his boat if they gave him the Feebas, which they agreed to. He also stayed on the site to observe Lana's progress.
In Battle Royal 151!, he was seen after Ash and his classmates entered the battlefield on Manalo Stadium before the Manalo Conference began. He later took part in the conference, but he failed to pass the Battle Royal preliminary round.
The master fisherman likes to recount tales of how he has tried to reel in the Totem of Brooklet Hill, although his stories seem highly exaggerated, as he tends to add decades into the time he has spent doing so. He also wears fake scars on his arms to show off as "proof" of his battles with the Totem.
|Feebas was a Pokémon that Lana reeled in at Brooklet Hill. She gave it to the master fisherman in order to use his boat.
It was used off-screen in Battle Royal 151! during the Manalo Conference, where it ended up losing.
None of Feebas's moves are known.
|Debut||Big Sky, Small Fry!|
The master fisherman has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:
- Manalo Conference - Top 151 (Battle Royal 151!)
- This character's Japanese title is the same as the Fishing Gurus of the Kanto region.
- The master fisherman, the master caddy, and the Pokémon Sled Jump master all share the same Japanese voice actor. The fisherman and the Sled Jump master also share the same English and Finnish voice actors.
In other languages
|Trainers in League Conferences|
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