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シブ Shibu
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Dark brown
Hometown Paniola Town
Region Alola
Relatives Sima (wife), Kiawe (son), Mimo (daughter), unnamed father or father-in-law
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Anime debut Young Kiawe Had a Farm!
English voice actor Tamir Cousins-Ali
Japanese voice actor

Rango (Japanese: シブ Shibu) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is Kiawe and Mimo's father and the husband of Sima. He is also the president of his family's Moomoo Milk farm, Paniola Ranch, in the anime.

In the anime

Rango debuted in Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, where he was seen when Ash was visiting the family's home at Paniola Ranch.

He appeared during a flashback in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, where he was with Kiawe and Sima attended the Wela Fire Festival on Akala Island, where Trainers get their Pokémon to wear the Wela Crown (Japanese ヴェラの冠 Crown of Wela).

In The Young Flame Strikes Back!, the future of the ranch came under threat by a businessman named Viren, who wanted to turn it into a hotel. Rango made several calls for help, which led Officer Jenny to arrest Viren for forging land owner documents, following his defeat by Marowak.

Rango appeared during a flashback in Filling the Light with Darkness!, where Kiawe revealed that he had been sleeping due to the effects of a Necrozma, whilst he and Mimo worked on the farm.

In Lillier and the Staff!, Rango and Sima attended Kiawe's school play performance.

Rango appeared in the Poké Problem segment of SM136, where he picked Mimo up from Manalo Stadium after she watched Kiawe's battle against Gladion.


Rango manages the finances and technical operations of Paniola Ranch, leaving much of the farm work to his children and wife. He often introduces himself to strangers with his business card, though this gesture is usually overlooked.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Unknown
English Tamir Cousins-Ali
Finnish Aku Laitinen (SM011)
Peter Pihlström (SM070)
Polish Karol Wróblewski
Brazilian Portuguese Ricardo Juarez
Latin American Spanish Geno Sánchez

In the games

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Kiawe's father does not have a name. He is a rancher living in Paniola Town with his wife and son. He states that Kiawe has always been a lonely child and hopes that the player will stay friends with him.


Language Name Origin
Japanese シブ Shibu From 渋柿 shibugaki, astringent persimmon
English, French, German Rango From huarango, another name for kiawe
Italian Oriano Possibly from oriana, lipstick tree
Spanish Keoki Possibly from kaki, persimmon
Korean 코아 Koa From Acacia koa
Chinese (Mandarin) 喜布 Xǐbù Transliteration of his Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Kai Possibly from kaki, kai (Hawaiian for sea), or kiawe

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