レイジ Reiji
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Purple
Hometown Veilstone City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Paul (brother)
Trainer class Pokémon Breeder
(former Trainer)
Anime debut Lost Leader Strategy!
English voice actor Tom Wayland
Japanese voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara

Reggie (Japanese: レイジ Reiji) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Breeder from Veilstone City and Paul's older brother.


Reggie in his battle with Brandon


At some point, Reggie was a Pokémon Trainer who ultimately earned eight Badges from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh. He also challenged the Battle Frontier and won six of the seven Frontier Symbols, aiming to become a Frontier Brain. As revealed in Aiding the Enemy, he decided to become a Pokémon Breeder after failing to get the Brave Symbol and being told by Brandon that he lacked a unique battle strategy.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Reggie debuted in Lost Leader Strategy!. During this meeting, he and Ash competed in a three-on-three match; although Ash's Staravia lost to his Swalot, Turtwig and Pikachu successfully defeated his Bibarel and Staraptor respectively.

In Crossing the Battle Line!, Reggie and his Staraptor helped Ash's Staravia learn Brave Bird. He also watched the battle between Dawn and Maylene at the Veilstone Gym. In Enter Galactic!, he used Paul's Electabuzz to help Ash defend the meteorites from Team Galactic.

He briefly reappeared in Saving the World From Ruins!.

Reggie and Paul

He later physically appeared in A Pyramiding Rage!, where he watched his brother's battle against Brandon. Reggie's past as a Trainer was revealed, along with Paul's subsequent desire to become stronger.

In Pedal to the Mettle! and Evolving Strategies!, Reggie traveled to Lake Acuity to watch the Full Battle between Ash and Paul, which was suggested by him at the end of A Pyramiding Rage! as a means of seeing how far the two Trainers had developed. He was revealed to have called battle judge Olivier to preside over the battle.

In Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, Reggie explained that work was keeping him from attending the Lily of the Valley Conference, though he watched the event on television. After discussing Paul's Pokémon lineup and what he learned as a result of meeting Ash, Reggie encouraged his brother to win. Later, after Paul lost, Reggie informed both his own Pokémon and Paul's, but commented the battle had only made Paul stronger. He then suggested a battle to Paul once he returned home.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In The Fiery Road to Mastership!, Reggie appeared with Paul, watching Cynthia's Masters Eight Tournament match against Iris. In Battling as Hard as Stone!, they watched Ash's match against Steven.


Following his loss to Brandon, Reggie became a Pokémon Breeder to channel his skills with Pokémon. Unlike Paul, the loss left Reggie with an insight into true strength, along with a calm and optimistic nature. Despite his retirement from training Pokémon, Reggie remains a strong competitor, as witnessed in his match against Ash in Lost Leader Strategy!. He suggests strategies to Paul and even raises his younger brother's Pokémon.


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

On hand

Bibarel is the first known Pokémon in Reggie's party. She was chosen to battle Ash's Turtwig in Lost Leader Strategy!. Bibarel knows a variety of powerful moves such as Secret Power. Turtwig was almost defeated when Bibarel's Secret Power made it fall asleep. Bibarel eventually fell to Turtwig, however.

Bibarel's known moves are Super Fang, Secret Power, Take Down, and Ice Beam.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Tom Wayland
Swalot is the second Pokémon Reggie used in his battle against Ash in Lost Leader Strategy!. It was chosen to battle Ash's Staravia. Reggie used Stockpile to raise Swalot's defense so that it wasn't so susceptible to Staravia's attacks. Swalot was the only one of Reggie's Pokémon that was victorious against one of Ash's Pokémon, defeating Staravia with a powerful Spit Up and Sludge Bomb.

It made a cameo in Familiarity Breeds Strategy! where it appeared alongside Reggie and Staraptor in a call from Paul. It appeared again in Battling a Thaw in Relations! at Reggie's house, along with Staraptor, they were both unhappy to find out Paul had lost.

Swalot's known moves are Stockpile, Spit Up, and Sludge Bomb.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Staraptor was the final Pokémon Reggie chose in his battle with Ash in Lost Leader Strategy!. It was used in a battle against Ash's Pikachu where it was defeated by Volt Tackle. Staraptor later taught Ash's Staravia Brave Bird in Crossing the Battle Line!. It also reappeared in a flashback in Aiding the Enemy!.

It made a cameo in Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, where it appeared alongside Reggie and Swalot in a call from Paul. It appeared again in Battling a Thaw in Relations! at Reggie's house, along with Swalot, they were both unhappy to find out Paul had lost.

Staraptor's known moves are Brave Bird, Steel Wing, and Wing Attack.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Sarah Natochenny
Drapion appeared in a flashback in A Pyramiding Rage!, where it was used by Reggie to battle Brandon. It was easily defeated by Brandon's Regirock.

Drapion's only known move is Poison Fang.

Debut A Pyramiding Rage!

Formerly trained

Main article: Paul's Electabuzz

During Ash's stay in Veilstone City, Reggie was caring for Paul's Electabuzz, however it was quick to get into a fight with Ash's Pikachu as the two had been holding a grudge for some time.

When Team Galactic attempted to steal the Veilstone Meteorites, Reggie used Electabuzz to fight off the Golbat that Saturn's grunts were using to create a distraction. During the battle, Electabuzz and Pikachu saved each other from sneak attacks and this helped them end their feud. Afterwards Reggie sent Electabuzz back to Paul for his upcoming battle at the Pastoria Gym.

Debut Two Degrees of Separation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake

It was mentioned in Lost Leader Strategy! that Reggie takes care of Paul's other reserve Pokémon as well. Paul had left Electabuzz with Reggie prior to Lost Leader Strategy! and had taken it back before Chim - Charred!.


Main article: Paul's Ursaring

Paul caught Ursaring in Different Strokes for Different Blokes with the help of his Chimchar. Ursaring was seen several times since, often battling with Chimchar.

Debut Different Strokes for Different Blokes
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Paul caught Weavile while he journeyed through Hoenn, Johto and Kanto. Weavile made its first appearance in a battle against Cynthia's Garchomp where it lost, despite the double type-advantage of Ice. Paul sent Weavile out in Riding the Winds of Change! where it worked with Electabuzz to capture Gliscor. Weavile briefly appeared in Aiding the Enemy as Torterra's sparring partner. Weavile appeared again in Pedal to the Mettle! where it went up against Ash's Staraptor in Ash and Paul's Full Battle and lost, despite the type-advantage. In Battling a Thaw in Relations! it was with Reggie along with Paul's Torterra, Ursaring and Honchkrow, disappointed finding out Paul had lost.

Weavile's known moves are Blizzard, Ice Beam, Ice Shard, Swords Dance, and Metal Claw.

Debut Top-Down Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Bill Rogers
Main article: Paul's Honchkrow

Honchkrow's first official appearance was as a Murkrow in Top-Down Training!, in which Paul used it in battle against Cynthia's Garchomp. It evolved off-screen between Riding the Winds of Change! and Lost Leader Strategy!.

Debut Top-Down Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Tim Werenko
Main article: Paul's Torterra

Torterra is one of Paul's strongest Pokémon and his first partner Pokémon as well. It made its first appearance in Top-Down Training!, in which it was used in a battle against Cynthia's Garchomp.

Torterra helped Ash's Grotle cope with its lack of speed after evolution.

Debut Top-Down Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Billy Beach
Paul's Ninjask was caught shortly before Paul met Chimchar, as shown in a flashback in Glory Blaze!. It did not appear again until it was used as Paul's fourth Pokémon against Ash in the Lily of the Valley Conference, where it went up against Gliscor. Taking advantage of its superior speed, it managed to cause substantial damage, while not taking in a single hit. Gliscor was then recalled in favor of Infernape, who eliminated Ninjask with the blast wave from an Underground Flare Blitz and a successful Mach Punch.

Ninjask's known moves are Agility, Fury Cutter, and Giga Drain, and its Ability is Speed Boost.

Debut Glory Blaze!
Voice actors
English Billy Beach
Paul caught Gliscor in Riding the Winds of Change! after hearing of its reputation as a powerful Pokémon, causing a lot of trouble along with its pack of Gligar. While easily standing up against Electabuzz and Weavile, it was finally caught by Paul, while Ash was trying to talk with it. Gliscor appeared again in Chim - Charred!, in which it was used to battle Ash's Gligar and won the battle rather easily. Gliscor made a brief appearance in Aiding the Enemy along with Paul's other Pokémon outside of the Pokémon Center while the Team Rocket trio took care of Paul's Torterra. Gliscor has not been seen since.

Gliscor's known moves are X-Scissor, Sandstorm, Knock Off, and Guillotine.

Debut Riding the Winds of Change!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Marc Thompson
Main article: Paul's Magmortar

Paul chose Magmortar to replace his Chimchar after he released it. It first debuted as a Magmar in Lost Leader Strategy!, in which it appeared in a flashback. Magmar made its first real appearance in Aiding the Enemy!, sleeping with Paul's other Pokémon.

Magmar's evolution was revealed in Pedal to the Mettle! when Paul chose Magmortar to battle Ash's Pikachu.

Debut Lost Leader Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Tom Wayland
Hariyama fought against Brandon's Regirock, with Paul bringing it out to utilize its type advantage. It appeared to be very powerful, managing to block Regirock's otherwise deadly Stone Edge with its hands and strike with multiple Arm Thrusts. However, it was caught at close range, stunned with Shock Wave and subsequently taken out by Focus Punch.

Hariyama's known moves are Arm Thrust and Force Palm.

Debut A Pyramiding Rage!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Bill Rogers
Paul's Nidoking fought against Brandon's Registeel. Nidoking also proved to be powerful, surprising even Brandon with his ability to recover so quickly from a Flash Cannon to the face. He hit Registeel directly with all of his attacks, but the Drill Pokémon didn't manage to cause much damage to the Iron Pokémon and was defeated with a powerful Iron Head.

Nidoking's known moves are Earth Power, Double Kick, and Thunderbolt.

Debut A Pyramiding Rage!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

Lairon → Aggron
Paul's Aggron first appeared as a Lairon in A Pyramiding Rage!, in which it fought against Brandon's Regice. Despite having a significant type advantage, it lost in a matter of seconds after only managing to use Iron Defense; Regice froze it solid with Ice Beam and then knocked it out with a single Zap Cannon.

In Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, it was shown to have evolved into Aggron. As Paul's first Pokémon, it went up against Pikachu in the Lily of the Valley Conference match against Ash. With about even strength, Ash made the decision to switch to Infernape. After being successfully burned by Flare Blitz, it was knocked out by an exceedingly powerful Mach Punch. It was one of the two Pokémon used by Paul to uncover Ash's strategy, the other being Gastrodon.

Aggron's known moves are Iron Defense, Metal Claw, Metal Sound, Flash Cannon, and Double-Edge, and its Ability is Rock Head.

Debut A Pyramiding Rage!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Billy Beach
Paul's Gastrodon was the second Pokémon used against Ash in the Lily of the Valley Conference, going up against Staraptor. Adapting Ash's tactics from their previous Full Battles, Gastrodon was shown to be able to easily keep Staraptor off by creating a Counter Shield using Muddy Water. Ash then ordered Staraptor to attack, flying just above the ground, only to be caught by Gastrodon's Body Slam. It then fired Water Pulse directly into the air, planning to dodge the attack descending at an increased speed at the last second. Breaking free by using Close Combat on the ground, Staraptor was then hit by a direct Ice Beam and subsequently substituted with Buizel. It was at this point Paul realized Ash was using the same Pokémon as last time, much to his amused disbelief. As Gastrodon started off with an Ice Beam, Buizel again used his improvised Ice Aqua Jet, sending Gastrodon flying. Going for another Body Slam from the blast, Buizel countered with an Ice Punch, effectively eliminating Gastrodon.

Gastrodon was one of the two Pokémon used by Paul to uncover Ash's strategy, the other being Aggron.

Gastrodon's known moves are Muddy Water, Body Slam, Water Pulse, and Ice Beam.

Debut Familiarity Breeds Strategy!
Voice actors
English Tom Wayland
Drapion was the third Pokémon used in the Lily of the Valley Conference match against Ash where it was sent out after Paul had uncovered his strategy. As a result, Drapion was able to successfully eliminate half of Ash's team (Buizel, Staraptor, and Torterra). After defeating Torterra, it was recalled, making Drapion the only Pokémon Paul recalled during the entire battle. Throughout the battle, Drapion's Toxic Spikes poisoned most of Ash's team, until Infernape's improvised Underground Flare Blitz completely burned them off. Later, Drapion went up against Gliscor and, after a fierce battle, was finally knocked out after being successfully burned by Fire Fang.

Drapion's known moves are Pin Missile, Cross Poison, Toxic Spikes, and Poison Fang.

Debut Familiarity Breeds Strategy!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Froslass was the fifth Pokémon used by Paul in his battle against Ash in the Lily of the Valley Conference. Going up against Ash's Pikachu, she successfully contained his Thunderbolt with Hail, while also activating her Snow Cloak ability, allowing her to constantly disappear and reappear during the battle. Frustrated with the single-sided attacks, Ash ordered Pikachu to use Volt Tackle. As Pikachu went charging towards the oncoming Froslass and ended up going through causing no damage, it seemed Ash was in trouble. Froslass then fired Ice Shard to finish the battle, which Pikachu dodged for a successful Iron Tail, also breaking up the Hail. Pikachu was then frozen by a subsequent Ice Beam, while Froslass was preparing another Ice Shard. Breaking free with Volt Tackle, Pikachu finally took Froslass out of the match.

Froslass's known moves are Hail, Ice Shard, and Ice Beam, and her Ability is Snow Cloak.

Debut A Real Rival Rouser!
Voice actors
Japanese Satsuki Yukino
English Bella Hudson

Other Pokémon seen in Reggie's care

Starly (×3)
Bidoof (×3)
Kricketot (×2)
Shinx (×2)

It is unknown if any of these Pokémon belong to Paul; possibly none of them, given Paul's recruitment methods. Also, Paul may not be the only Trainer Reggie looks after Pokémon for and the above ones may belong to other various Trainers.


Reggie's achievements

All Badges and Symbols were obtained prior to Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

Indigo League Badges

Johto League Badges

Hoenn League Badges

Sinnoh League Badges

Reggie's Symbols

Battle Frontier Symbols

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 柿原徹也 Tetsuya Kakihara
English Tom Wayland
Dutch Sander van der Poel
Finnish Petri Hanttu
German Max Felder
Hebrew דור יצחק Dor Itskhak
Hindi नचिकेत दिघे Nachiket Dighe (Cartoon Network dub)
Italian Alessandro Rigotti
Polish Krzysztof Szczerbiński(DP066-DP069,DP186-present)
Waldemar Barwiński (DP128-DP132)
Brazilian Portuguese Yuri Chesman (DP066-DP069)
Douglas Guedes (DP128-present)
Spanish Latin America Edson Matus (DP066-DP069,DP186-present)
Javier Olguín (DP128-DP132)
Spain David Robles


Language Name Origin
Japanese レイジ Reiji Possibly from 礼 rei (courtesy/propriety), as compared to the 信 shin (trust/confidence) in Shinji (Paul).
English Reggie Similar to his Japanese name. Also similar to "Regi", the prefix common to all the names of the legendary giants, the main Pokémon belonging to the one Frontier Brain he couldn't beat.
Korean 진환 Jinhwan Shares the character 진 jin with his younger brother.
Chinese 雷司 Léisī Sounds similar to Reiji. Shares the character 司 with his younger brother. Also similar to 雷吉 Léijí, the common prefix of the legendary giants.

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