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The name currently in use is a fan romanization of the Japanese name.
Sōdo Tsurugi
剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi
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Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Victor

(Japanese: 剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi) is a main character in Pokémon Adventures.



Sōdo is an assistant to Professor Magnolia, helping her research the Dynamax phenomenon. He is often referred to as (Japanese: そーちゃん Sō-chan) by Shirudomiria and Professor Magnolia.

In addition, Sōdo is a (Japanese: 身具職人 Tool Meister). His job is to repair various objects Pokémon use as weapons in battle, such as his Sirfetch'd's leek sword or his Grookey's stick.


Sōdo was first seen rescuing a young boy named Marvin from falling off a cliff. Later, Marvin was taken to Sōdo by Shirudomiria in order to properly thank him for saving his life earlier. After a brief introduction, Shirudomiria offered to let Marvin participate in a Dynamax simulation with her and Sōdo. Together, they fought and defeated a Dynamax Pangoro hologram, giving Marvin the confidence to set out on a Pokémon journey. Having received approval from his parents, Marvin joined the others on their quest to study Dynamax.

Later, everyone found Leon on the outskirts of Wedgehurst, trying to move a large flock of Wooloo off of some train tracks. Sōdo and Shirudomiria stepped in to help, driving off an Obstagoon that was terrorizing the Wooloo. After introducing themselves, Leon left to appear on a television program in Motostoke. To Marvin's surprise, Sōdo and Shirudomiria revealed they helped Leon hoping that their efforts would leave enough of an impression that he'd give them an endorsement for the Gym Challenge.

Later, the trailer house was attacked by a trio of wild Drednaw. In order to battle the Bite Pokémon, Sōdo and Shirudomiria each received a Rotom Phone with a Pokédex function installed, officially making them both Pokédex holders. With some assistance from Sobble, the Drednaw were defeated. Afterward, Professor Magnolia suggested Marvin keep Sobble, which he happily accepted.


On hand

Sōdo's Sirfetch'd
Sirfetch'd is Sōdo's first known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to rescue Marvin from falling off a cliff.

Sirfetch'd's known moves are Meteor Assault and Slam.

Debut Sword & Shield chapter
Sōdo's Grookey
Grookey is Sōdo's second known Pokémon.

Grookey's only known move is Leafage*.

Debut Sword & Shield chapter

Traveling with

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Rotom Phone


Language Name Origin
Japanese 剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi Tsurugi means sword. 創人 Sōdo is phonetically the same as ソード sword.

Pokémon Adventures main characters
RGBY/FRLG: RedBlueGreenYellow
GSC/HGSS: GoldSilverCrystal
RSE/ORAS: RubySapphireEmerald
DPPt: DiamondPearlPlatinum
BWB2W2: BlackWhiteBlakeWhitley
SWSH: SōdoShirudomiria

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