Robert (Hoenn)

ロバート Robert
Robert Hoenn.png
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blond
Hometown Silver Rock Isle
Region Johto
Trainer class Coordinator
Anime debut Win, Lose or Drew!
English voice actor Sean Schemmel
Japanese voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi

Robert (Japanese: ロバート Robert) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Coordinator from Silver Rock Isle.

In the anime


Robert and his Milotic

Robert debuted in Win, Lose or Drew!, where he was seen participating in the Slateport City Pokémon Contest. In the first round, he delivered a performance that left the panel of judges very impressed and secured him a place among the Coordinators moving on to the Contest Battles. There, he faced off against Drew in the semifinals and proved to be a very tough opponent, lowering enough of Drew's points to be announced as the winner of their battle when the five-minute time limit expired. He was later shown receiving the Slateport Ribbon from Mr. Contesta.

In Hi Ho Silver Wind!, Robert took part in the Hoenn Grand Festival, where he was briefly seen competing in the preliminary Appeals Round, during which he successfully showcased his Milotic to proceed to the next stage. In Deceit and Assist, he used Milotic yet again for the secondary Appeals Round, scoring a perfect 100 and advancing to the Battle Stage.

In Rhapsody in Drew, Robert nearly became a victim of Team Rocket when they tried to steal his identity and his Pokémon so Jessie could compete in the Grand Festival. Ash appeared right at that moment to stop Team Rocket using his Snorunt. However, the Snow Hat Pokémon couldn't get its Ice Beam to work and so Robert took Snorunt aside and told it how to focus its energy when executing the attack. After evolving into Glalie, it managed to properly use its Ice-type move to send Team Rocket blasting off, thanks in part to Robert's pep talk.

Robert then proceeded to the finals of the Grand Festival, where he found himself up against Drew once again. Just like in the Slateport Contest, Robert easily defeated Drew, thus earning the Ribbon Cup as well as the title of Top Coordinator. According to Drew, immediately after he won, he began training for the next Grand Festival so no one will get better than him.


Robert is a very skilled Pokémon Coordinator as he advanced to the Battle Stage with a high score in both the Slateport Contest and the Hoenn Grand Festival. He also seems to be a calm and collected person. This was shown when Team Rocket attacked him and he remained composed even though they were trying to steal his Pokémon.

Robert is dedicated towards his goal and takes Pokémon Contests very seriously, starting to practice for the next Grand Festival soon after winning the Hoenn Ribbon Cup. He seems to be very knowledgeable about Pokémon, as shown when he told Ash's Snorunt the key to control its un-mastered Ice Beam attack.


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This listing is of Robert's known Pokémon in the anime.

Milotic is Robert's main Pokémon. It was first seen in Win, Lose or Drew! where it was used in the Slateport City Pokémon Contest. It proved to be very talented as its performance was able to advance Robert to the Battle Round. It later battled Drew and his Roselia where it used its Iron Tail attack. When Roselia sent out a Magical Leaf, Milotic cut through it with its Twister. Robert was then declared the winner of the battle and he went on to win the whole Contest.

It later appeared in Deceit and Assist where it was used in the Appeals Round of the Hoenn Grand Festival. It was seen again during the final match of the Festival battling alongside Robert's Claydol against Drew's Flygon and Masquerain and winning.

Milotic's known moves are Iron Tail, Safeguard, and Twister.

Debut Win, Lose or Drew!
Claydol was obtained by Robert sometime prior to the Hoenn Grand Festival. It was first seen being when Team Rocket was researching Robert on a computer. Later, Robert used it alongside Milotic during the final match of the Hoenn Grand Festival against Drew's Flygon and Masquerain and won.

Claydol's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Rhapsody in Drew


Robert's Ribbon Cup

Hoenn Ribbons

This listing is of the Ribbons Robert has obtained in the Hoenn region:

Grand Festival ranking

Robert has competed in the following Grand Festivals:


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小西克幸 Katsuyuki Konishi
English Sean Schemmel
Finnish Bruno Lähteenmäki
Polish Jarosław Budnik
Brazilian Portuguese Tatá Guarnieri (AG035)
European Spanish Eduardo del Hoyo (AG035)
Juan Sainz Maza (AG123)

In the manga

Robert in the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ash & Pikachu

Robert appeared in The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!. Unlike the anime, he did not have a name and has a different appearance, having shorter hair and wearing a baseball cap and casual clothes rather than having long hair and an aristocratic inspired fashion sense.

He participated in the same Pokémon Contest that May and Drew were competing. He was able to get past the first round and battled a Coordinator and his Seedot where he won. After Drew defeated May, Robert battled him in the final round where he was able to defeat him and win the Pokémon Contest.


Milotic is Robert's only known Pokémon. He chose Milotic to participate in the Pokémon Contest and was able to get to the final round where Milotic eventually defeated Drew's Roselia.

None of Milotic's moves are known.

Debut The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!


  • Both of Robert's known Pokémon debuted in episodes with Drew in their titles.


Language Name Origin
Iberian Spanish Roberto Similar to English name
Russian Роберт Robert Transcription of English name

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