Mr. Moore

Mr. Moore
ムラ Mura
Mr. Moore.png
Mr. Moore
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Gray
Hometown Lavaridge Town
Region Hoenn
Relatives Flannery (granddaughter)
Trainer class Elite Four (former; games
and manga),
Gym Leader (former;
anime only)
Generation III
Games None
Leader of Lavaridge Gym
Badge Heat Badge
Anime debut Poetry Commotion!
English voice actor Sean Schemmel
Japanese voice actor Takashi Nagasako

Mr. Moore (Japanese: ムラ Mura) is a recurring character who appeared in Poetry Commotion! and Going, Going, Yawn. He is Flannery's grandfather and he used to be the Gym Leader of the Lavaridge Town, handing out the Heat Badge to Trainers who defeated him.

In the anime

Mr. Moore and Flannery

Mr. Moore is the former Lavaridge Gym Leader. As a veteran Trainer, Mr. Moore was well respected in Lavaridge Town and won many battles while training his granddaughter to one day succeed him. Some time before, Mr. Moore and a group of friends became obsessed with Pokémon literature and poetry books. He then left the town to write about poetry three days prior to Poetry Commotion!.

However, Mr. Moore returned because of his worries that his granddaughter would have a hard time taking on the responsibilities as Gym Leader. He came back disguised three times to the Gym. The first disguise he used was a purple-colored suit with a brown mustache and wig which he used with a pair of binoculars to spy on the Gym's current state from afar. His second disguise consisted of tan shorts and a floral print shirt with a blond wig which he used to help his granddaughter find the Gym's Heat Badges. His third disguise was of a judge sent from the Committee for Popularizing Pokémon Gym Judging, referred to as the CPPGJ for short.

Mr. Moore also officiated the Gym battle between his granddaughter and Ash, and helped defeat Team Rocket when they tried to steal Flannery's Torkoal. At the end of the battle with Ash, Mr. Moore evaluates Flannery's performance and tells her that he has high expectations for Flannery's career as a Gym Leader.


Mr. Moore is a cheery individual with a fiery temperament in battle. He was initially concerned by Flannery's handling of the Lavaridge Gym, though later admitted in Going, Going, Yawn that she had the potential to make a great Gym Leader.


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This listing is of Mr. Moore's known Pokémon:

Mr. Moore's Typhlosion was first seen in a flashback scene when Flannery was speaking about how strong it is and how it and its Trainer were an absolutely unbeatable team until the time he decided to get involved in Pokémon poetry. He used it to battle Team Rocket after they tried to escape with Flannery's Torkoal.

Typhlosion's known moves are Headbutt*, Ember, Flame Wheel, and Flamethrower.

Debut Poetry Commotion!
Mr. Moore used his Wingull to punch a hole in Team Rocket's balloon as they were trying to escape with Flannery's Torkoal.

None of Wingull's moves are known.

Debut Poetry Commotion!
Voice actors
English Kayzie Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 長嶝高士 Takashi Nagasako
English Sean Schemmel
Finnish Pauli Virta
European French Daniel Nicodème
Brazilian Portuguese Gilberto Baroli
Spanish Latin America César Arias
Carlos del Campo*
Spain Roberto Cuenca Martínez

In the games

Flannery talking about her grandfather in the Pokémon World Tournament

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, a man in Fallarbor Town mentions that Flannery's grandfather used to be a member of the Elite Four. This fact is also mentioned by Flannery herself during the Pokémon World Tournament in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and in Pokémon Masters EX. However, it is not mentioned which side of the family either grandfather is on.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Mixing It Up with Magcargo, Flannery told Sapphire that her grandfather was once a member of the Elite Four during his generation, but passed away some time ago.


  • Mr. Moore's tendency to wear disguises mimics that of Blaine, another Fire-type Gym Leader.

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