Ryan and Bryan

Ryan (Japanese: イサキ Isaki) and Bryan (Japanese: イサム Isamu) are twin brothers and the characters of the day who appeared in The Champ Twins!.

Bryan (left) and Ryan (right)

Ryan and Bryan refer to themselves as the "Champ Twins", They always battle together in Tag Battles with their Quilava and Croconaw, respectively. Ash and Dawn heard how powerful they were and challenged them using Turtwig and Piplup, respectively. Fortunately for them, Turtwig and Piplup had a hard time working together, as did Ash and Dawn. As a result, the twins won the battle easily, bringing their winning streak to 17.

Proud of their victory, Ryan and Bryan went to look for other Trainers to beat until they found a table with a pile of fruit on it. However, it was a trap set up by Team Rocket in order to steal their Pokémon. When Ash and Dawn came back for a rematch, they told them what happened. It was then that Turtwig and Piplup showed real teamwork and saved Quilava and Croconaw. As thanks, Ryan and Bryan took up the offer of the rematch. The Champ Twins ended up losing to Ash and Dawn, who had since improved their teamwork and attack combinations. The boys were not disappointed by the loss and left determined to build up their battle streak once again.


This listing is of Ryan and Bryan's known Pokémon in the anime:


Ryan used Quilava with Bryan's Croconaw to defeat Trainers and earn their winning streak of sixteen. For their seventeenth win in a row, the twins battled Ash's Turtwig and Dawn's Piplup. However, due to the two and their Trainers arguing, the twins eventually won. Quilava was stolen by Team Rocket with Croconaw, and they were rescued with the help of Ash and Dawn, who now got along better. After that, the twins battled them again. However, they lost to the pair's teamwork.

Quilava's known moves are Flame Wheel, Flamethrower, and Swift.

Debut The Champ Twins!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Bill Rogers


Bryan used Croconaw in Tag Battles with Ryan's Quilava. After their sixteenth victory, the twins battled Ash and Dawn, whose Turtwig and Piplup were defeated due to disagreements. Later on, Croconaw was stolen with Quilava and Ash and Dawn, now feeling better about each other, were able to rescue the two. The twins had a second battle with them; however, they were defeated, ending their winning streak at seventeen.

Croconaw's known moves are Water Gun, Hydro Pump, Slash, and Bite.

Debut The Champ Twins!
Voice actors
English Billy Beach

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Ryan: 渡辺久美子 Kumiko Watanabe
Bryan: 津村まこと Makoto Tsumura
English Ryan: Sarah Natochenny
Bryan: Emily Williams
Czech Ryan: Michal Holán
Bryan: Michal Holán
Finnish Ryan: Aku Laitinen
Bryan: Antti Jaakola
European French Ryan: Ioanna Gkizas
Bryan: Julie Basecqz
Italian Ryan: Paolo De Santis
Bryan: Massimo di Benedetto
Polish Ryan: Artur Pontek
Bryan: Artur Pontek
Brazilian Portuguese Ryan: Pedro Alcântara
Bryan: Raphael Ferreira
Spanish Latin America Ryan: Víctor Ugarte
Bryan: Víctor Ugarte
Spain Ryan: Sara Vivas
Bryan: Chelo Molina


  • Ryan and Bryan share a lot in common with A.J. in the sense that all three have similar designs, and are regarded as "unbeatable".
  • Ironically, Ryan, the eldest, who uses Quilava, his hair resembles the pointed scales of Croconaw, while Bryan, who uses Croconaw, his hair resembles Quilava's flames.

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