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Raleigh
ラケル Racel
Raleigh M19.png
Raleigh
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blond
Hometown Azoth Kingdom
Region Kalos
Relatives Kimia (sister), unnamed father, unnamed Azoth princess (ancestor), Nikola (ancestor)
Anime debut Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
English voice actor Laurie Hymes
Japanese voice actor Shōko Nakagawa

Raleigh (Japanese: ラケル Racel) is a major character who appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. He is the prince of the Azoth Kingdom, Kimia's brother, and a descendant of Magearna's creator Nikola.

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History

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Ever since he was a boy, Raleigh always adored his ancestor Nikola, and on many occasions, he would spend the entire day in his room reading texts and performing experiments. As a result, Raleigh became close to Alva, an Azoth Kingdom councilor and arcane science researcher. Due to this, Raleigh came to trust Alva completely and believed that obtaining Magearna was for the good of the kingdom, not realizing his mentor's ulterior motives.

He is first seen in the movie meeting Magearna and introducing himself as the prince of the Azoth Kingdom, with the hopes that Magearna's secrets can help their kingdom flourish as his inventor ancestor Nikola had envisioned. He soon after meets Ash and Volcanion, the latter of whom was trying to protect Magearna from humans, believing them all to be evil.

Later, when Alva successfully captures Magearna, Raleigh tries to assure his sister, Princess Kimia, as well as Ash and his friends that they're acting for the good of Azoth and expresses his excitement that his and Alva's plans can succeed. However, Alva quickly betrays Raleigh and has Gengar use Mean Look on Magearna. He opens the hatch on Magearna's chest, revealing its Soul-Heart, which he tries to remove. Raleigh tries to stop him, knowing that Magearna will "die" without its Soul-Heart, but Levi holds him and forces him to watch as Alva removes the Soul-Heart. Raleigh can only watch in horror as his traitorous mentor callously discard Magearna's body and before having his Mega-Evolved Pokémon attack all the people and Pokémon on Nebel Plateau, including Raleigh's sister Princess Kimia. Alva tells the horrified prince that he will now be able to seize control of the Azoth Kingdom with Raleigh as his puppet ruler, before having his Gengar put Raleigh to sleep using Hypnosis.

After Alva's plans are foiled, Raleigh wakes up and rejoins his sister. However, he finds that Alva has locked Azoth's flying fortress in a collision course with Nebel Plateau, and is unable to override the controls to stop the crash. He then works with everyone to make a plan to destroy the fortress from the inside, and apologizes to Ash for his foolishness in trusting Alva. Ash then suggests that Raleigh expand his world view by going on his own Pokémon journey. He then escapes the fortress along with the others before Volcanion destroys it, and happily reunites with it on Nebel Plateau afterwards.

At the end of the movie, Raleigh, acting under Ash's advice, goes out on a Pokémon journey of his own with his Slurpuff.

Character

Raleigh is an intelligent young boy with a large interest in arcane science and his ancestor Nikola. As a result, he believes that knowing the past, including Magearna, is the way to the future.

While a kind and well-meaning person, Raleigh is shown to be quite naïve towards the present ways of the world, mainly due to his fixation on the past and spending so much time in his lab inventing and reading about his kingdom's history. It was this trait that allowed Alva to manipulate the young prince by tutoring him in both arcane science and the history of the Azoth Kingdom, while at the same time brainwashing him and gaining his complete trust over the years, all to fuel his own plans of taking over the kingdom with Raleigh as his puppet ruler.

After Alva shows his true colors by taking Magearna's Soul-Heart, disposing of its body, and seemingly killing Raleigh's sister Kimia, Ash and his friends, and all of the Pokémon on Nebel Plateau in a mass Hyper Beam assault, Raleigh is horrified at his mentor's betrayal and, after awakening from being put to sleep by Alva's Gengar, works to atone for his mistakes by helping rescue Nebel Plateau from Alva's last-ditch attempt to destroy all of his enemies after his original plans are foiled.

During this time, he apologizes to Ash for his foolishness in believing everything Alva had told him and acknowledges his naïveté resulted from him keeping himself secluded in his room and focusing on the past so much. Ash then suggests that Raleigh go out on his own Pokémon journey in order to expand his world view and learn more than just past history. By the end of the film, Raleigh has decided to take Ash's advice and leaves the Azoth Kingdom with his Slurpuff at his side, determined to become a more experienced and well-rounded person.

Pokémon

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

Raleigh's Swirlix

Raleigh's Slurpuff
Swirlix → Slurpuff
This Slurpuff is Raleigh's main Pokémon. He first had Slurpuff as a Swirlix when he was a boy. Sometime later, Swirlix evolved into Slurpuff. Raleigh then decided to take Slurpuff out on his own Pokémon journey.

None of Slurpuff's moves are known.

Debut Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
Voice actors
Japanese
English Haven Paschall

Artwork

Raleigh model sheet 1.png Raleigh model sheet 2.png
Model sheet for the anime

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中川翔子 Shōko Nakagawa
English Laurie Hymes
Danish Frederik Rose
Finnish Katja Sirkiä
Italian Lorenzo Scattorin
Korean 문남숙 Moon Namsuk
Polish Agnieszka Mrozińska-Jaszczuk
Russian Лина Иванова Lina Ivanova
Spanish Latin America José Luis Piedra
Spain Roberto Rodríguez
Thai คนธนันท์ วัฒนชาติวงศ์ Kontanun Watanachatwong

Trivia

  • CITV closed captions incorrectly refer to Raleigh as Rali.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ラケル Racel From Paracelsus, a Swiss alchemist
English Raleigh Similar to his Japanese name
French Raphaël Similar to his English name
German Raimund Similar to his English name
Italian Ranieri Probably a reference to Prince Ranieri
Korean 라켈 Rakel Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 拉凱爾 / 拉凯尔 Lākǎi'ěr Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 拉克爾 Lāaihāakyíh Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
Thai ราเคล Racel Same as his Japanese name


Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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