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Rodman (Japanese: ルダン Louden) is a character of the day who appeared in Going for the Gold!. He is the curator of the Ambrette Aquarium.


When Ash and his friends visited the Ambrette Aquarium, they were told a story by a man about a Golden Magikarp. The man directed them to Rodman, who was fishing on the beach, for more information. The group went to talk to him, and he happily introduced himself and his Clauncher to them. Rodman explains that he hoped to one day reel in the Golden Magikarp and put it on display in the Aquarium for everyone to enjoy.

Ash and his friends offered to help out, and so Rodman gave them fishing rods. After fishing for a while, they suddenly got something on their hooks all at the same time. A giant Golden Magikarp appeared out of the water, but as it turned out, it was merely Team Rocket's Magikarp submarine, painted in gold. Team Rocket proceeded to steal the group's Pokémon. They got Dedenne, but Rodman's Clauncher quickly went to the rescue and saved it. Rodman had Clauncher battle Team Rocket's Pokémon and defeated them, leaving Pikachu a chance to blast Team Rocket off.

With Team Rocket gone, Rodman thanked the group for their help, and gave them the fishing rods they had rented from him. Just as Rodman was about to call it a day, the real golden Magikarp leaped out of the water. Although it quickly swam away, this proved it really existed and inspired Rodman to search even harder for it. After this he said his farewells to the group as they went their own way.

He reappeared in a flashback in An Undersea Place to Call Home!.


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Clauncher is Rodman's only known Pokémon.

He originally caught it to entertain guests at the aquarium, but since it seemingly hated being watched by people, it lost its appetite and fell asleep quite often. Since Clauncher didn't do what Rodman had wanted it to do, he decided to keep it for himself, since Clauncher liked him.

As a result, Clauncher was at first still very unfriendly to the group, ignoring Pikachu and even attacking Dedenne when it wanted Clauncher to acknowledge him. Later, when Team Rocket appeared and caught Dedenne, Clauncher saved him and went on to battle Team Rocket's Pokémon and easily defeated them. After this, Clauncher became a lot more friendly to Dedenne and the group.

Clauncher's known moves are Water Gun, Crabhammer, Bubble Beam, and Vise Grip.

Debut Going for the Gold!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 鈴木清信 Kiyonobu Suzuki
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
Hebrew דן שצברג Dan Shatsberg
Polish Andrzej Chudy
European Spanish Ángel Amorós

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