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Simon

Simon (Japanese: ラング Lang) is a character of the day who appeared in The Poké Spokesman.

Simon has dedicated his life to interpreting the feelings of Pokémon after an encounter with Pokémon 60 years prior. He revealed that during a twister, his father put him into a storm cellar for his own protection. During this time, Simon met a trio of wild Pokémon, who were also seeking refuge from the storm, and struck up a conversation with them. He considers this event to be the most magical day of his life, and despite his own doubts, he has sought to believe his own gift. Simon now operates a rest stop somewhere between Ecruteak City and Olivine City, that offers various treatments including a "recharge" bicycle remedy for tired Electric Pokémon and "translation services", for a price.

He approached Ash and his friends after noticing that Ash's Pikachu was weak. Simon informed Ash that the minerals in the ground were causing Pikachu to lose electricity, and spoke with Pikachu further on the matter. He invited the group back to his rest stop, where Pikachu could be recharged.

During their stay, they were visited by Officer Jenny who believed Simon was a fraud after a string of reports matched his description. When she was about to arrest him, missiles were fired outside, causing a smoke screen so no one could see anything. Simon mysteriously vanished. Team Rocket saw him getting taken away by a group of shady men. It turned out that these men were fake Pokémon interpreters and wanted Simon to join them. He refused to join them, saying that what they were doing was wrong. However, they felt that he was a fake just like they were.

As a young child, 60 years prior

Simon eventually left them in order to check on Pikachu, who had to be rushed to the Pokémon Center because he inhaled the smoke caused by the missiles. Simon's abilities were finally proven to be real when the fake interpreters sent their Magnemite and Magneton to absorb the electricity at the Pokémon Center. He was able to explain to Magnemite and Magneton that they were hurting other Pokémon by what they were doing and they stopped feeding on the electricity. The Magnemite and Magneton eventually turned on their Trainers and gave them an electric shock, allowing Officer Jenny to arrest the four conmen. She thanked Simon for saving the Pokémon Center and acknowledged his abilities as real.

The following day, Simon told Ash and his friends that he was going to stop interpreting Pokémon, though they encouraged him to pursue his endeavors. Later, Meowth, who appreciated Simon's abilities and heartfelt attempts to communicate with Pokémon, staged a fake talking Pokémon encounter to prompt Simon to continue his operation.

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Befriended

Simon's Pidgey
Pidgey
Pidgey was one of the Pokémon that Simon spoke to while he sheltered in a cellar during a tornado event. After the storm stopped, Simon left the cellar and hasn't seen Pidgey ever since.

None of Pidgey's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Jimmy Zoppi
Simon's Rattata
Rattata
Rattata was one of the Pokémon that Simon spoke to while he sheltered in a cellar during a tornado event. After the storm stopped, Simon left the cellar and hasn't seen Rattata ever since.

None of Rattata's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman
Voice actors
Japanese
English Jimmy Zoppi
Simon's Oddish
Oddish
Oddish was one of the Pokémon that Simon spoke to while he sheltered in a cellar during a tornado event. After the storm stopped, Simon left the cellar and hasn't seen Oddish ever since.

None of Oddish's moves are known.

Debut The Poké Spokesman
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tara Jayne

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 亀山助清 Sukekiyo Kameyama
こおろぎさとみ Satomi Koorogi (young)
English David Brimmer
Tara Jayne (young)
Hebrew עמי מנדלמן Ami Mendelman (Old)
Italian Mario Scarabelli
Polish Krzysztof Zakrzewski
Renata Berger (young)
Brazilian Portuguese Élcio Sodré
European Spanish Luis Gaspar
Pilar Martín (young)

Trivia

  • Simon's Japanese name, Lang, is a pun on the word "language". His English name may come from the children's game Simon Says.
  • Simon's ability to communicate with Pokémon is not unlike Anabel's and N's.


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