Sabrina's father

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Sabrina's father
ナツメの父親 Natsume's father
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Sabrina's father
Gender Male
Hometown Saffron City
Region Kanto
Relatives Sabrina (daughter)
Unnamed wife
Anime debut Abra and the Psychic Showdown
English voice actor Maddie Blaustein[note 1]
Japanese voice actor Yosuke Akimoto

Sabrina's father (Japanese: ナツメの父親 Natsume's father) is a minor recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He was never given a name in the original version or the dub.

He first appeared in Abra and the Psychic Showdown. He recommended that Ash should not battle Sabrina, the Saffron Gym Leader. After Ash was defeated by her, her father returned and told Ash the only way to defeat Sabrina is by using a Ghost-type Pokémon from Lavender Town. The man told Ash this after Ash had shown his tenacity, even after being thrown back twice and held down by telekinetic powers.

He later returned in Haunter versus Kadabra to save Ash from being turned into a doll by Sabrina. Her father told Ash that Sabrina was not always as mysterious and manipulating as she is now. Ash returned to the Gym, and thanks to his Haunter, he was able to earn his Marsh Badge by making Sabrina laugh again and therefore became herself again like she had in the past.

Although it is revealed that the man is Sabrina's father, Ash was not able to figure out their relation. He believed that the man knew so much about Sabrina because he was her photographer, while in the Japanese version Ash believed that he is a neighbor of Sabrina's. This really annoyed him, as his clues about being Sabrina's father are obvious.

He is also shown to be capable of teleporting without the use of a known Pokémon, as well as being able to teleport others with him. He also displayed telekinesis by controlling Ash's body and throwing him back without touching him.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 秋元羊介 Yosuke Akimoto
English Maddie Blaustein[note 1]
Arabic مروان فرحات Marwan Farhat
Czech Jiří Prager
Finnish Arto Nieminen
European French Daniel Nicodème
Hebrew דודיק סמדר Dudik Smadar
Italian Gianluca Iacono (K2 dub)
Norwegian Even Rasmussen
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
Brazilian Portuguese Affonso Amajones
Spanish Latin America Carlos del Campo
Spain Ángel Rodríguez


  1. 1.0 1.1 Credited as "Adam Blaustein"
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