Roman (Japanese: チアキ Chiaki) is a character of the day who appeared in A Full Course Tag Battle!. He appeared along with his fiancée Kylie.


In the anime

Roman is the owner of the Seven Stars Restaurant on the Valor Lakefront. Trainers must battle him and his fiancée in a Double Battle in order to eat in the restaurant for free.

Roman and Kylie first battled Ash and Brock and were easily defeated by them. They were about to battle May and Dawn when Team Rocket broke into the restaurant and stole all of the food. Roman was upset by this and wondered what his father would say.

After May and Dawn dealt with Team Rocket, Roman and Kylie officially started their battle with May and Dawn. Despite putting up a good fight, they were defeated in the end.


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

Snorlax was first seen in a Double Battle, where it was partnered with Kylie's Munchlax against Brock's Sudowoodo and Ash's Pikachu. The battle ended quickly when Ash's Pikachu dodged Snorlax's Mega Punch and defeated it with Volt Tackle.

Snorlax's only known move is Mega Punch.

Debut A Full Course Tag Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Billy Beach
Girafarig was first seen in a Double Battle, where it was partnered with Kylie's Drifloon against May's Blaziken and Dawn's Piplup. Their battle was interrupted however by Team Rocket who stole all of the restaurant's food.

After the food was reclaimed the Trainers agreed to continue the battle. Blaziken started with a Blaze Kick only to be countered and then hit by Girafarig's Bite. Piplup attacked Girafarig, along with Drifloon, with a Whirlpool and was finished off in a combination of Piplup's Bubble Beam and Blaziken's Fire Spin.

Girafarig's only known move is Bite*.

Debut A Full Course Tag Battle!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 高橋研二 Kenji Takahashi
English Ed Paul
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
European French Alessandro Bevilacqua
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Piotr Makarski
Brazilian Portuguese Francisco Freitas
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Rafa Romero

In the games

A character named Roman appears at the Seven Stars Restaurant in the English translation of Sinnoh-based games and may also be battled in a Double Battle alongside a character named Kylie. However, the game Roman's Japanese name is リオ Rio and his only Pokémon is different from what is shown in the anime. In the games, Roman's father is the head cook, while Kylie's father is the owner of the restaurant.


This listing is of Roman's known Pokémon in the games:

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


  • Before battle
"Fufufu, my date's really enjoying my dad's cooking. She has a dreamy expression after every bite!"
"I'm feeling great! Sure, I'll have a battle with you. That's why you approached us, right?"
  • Being defeated
"I never thought I'd lose at Papa's restaurant..."
  • After being defeated
"My prowess as a Trainer isn't up to snuff... It's not like my father's scrumptious cooking..."


  • Roman's Japanese name contains aki, meaning autumn. His fiancée's Japanese name contains natsu, meaning summer.
  • Poké's summary for the episode mentions Roman as Charleton, possibly indicating it was an initially planned name for him.

  This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.