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'''Laki''' (Japanese: '''ラキ''' ''Laki'') is a recurring character in the [[Pokémon anime]]. He first appeared in ''[[SM017|Crystal-Clearcolor={{normal Sleuthing!]]''.color}}
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|epname=Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
|enva=[[Ryan Nicolls]]
'''Laki''' (Japanese: '''ラキ''' ''Laki'') is a recurring character who appeared in the [[Pokémon anime]]. He first appeared in ''[[SM017|Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!]]''.
Laki is an actor, who plays the role of a detective on athe [[Television|TV show]] called '''Alolan Detective Laki''' (Japanese:on '''アローラ探偵ラキ''' ''[[Alola Detective Laki'')TV]], which {{an|Rotom Pokédex}} and {{an|Professor Kukui}} like to watch. It is not known whether Laki is the actor's real name or just the name of the character he plays. Laki is very popular in the [[Alola]] [[region]] and even has his own merchandise, likeincluding blonde wigs ofstyled after his own hair. Rotom likes to impersonate Laki and pretend itto solvessolve cases as well.
In one episode of his show, Laki had to find out who stole [[Mrs. Makani]]'s precious jewels, the Princess Tear. After finding clues on who the culprit could be, Laki gathered all of the suspects in a room and identified the thief, a doctor, who had hidden the Princess Tear in {{p|Sableye}} dolls.
He appeared in person for the first time in ''[[SM061|A Mission of Ultra Urgency!]]'', during the filming of an episode of his show at [[Melemele Meadow]]. However, the filming was interrupted when an [[Ultra Wormhole]] opened up and a {{p|Buzzwole}} emerged on the set, scaring everyone off.
Laki reappeared in ''[[SM098|Bright Lights, Big Changes!]]'', where he was filming for another episode of his show onlywhen tohe bewas interrupted by Rotom Pokédex, who had discovered an error with the plot. The crew werewas so impressed to offerby Rotom's knowledge of the show that they offered Pokédexhim a lead role in the program's upcoming fifth season. In the end, Rotom went back to Ash, but Laki gained a new partner in the form of a {{p|Chatot}} after producer [[George Charino]] realized the show needed a change in format.
Laki's charismatic onscreen persona extends to his personal life. He relishes in his fame, but knows a lot of trivia about the Alolan Detective Laki series.
In ''[[SM098|Bright Lights, Big Changes!]]'', Laki invited Rotom over to his apartment, and the pair got to know each other better. It was revealed that Laki began his acting career in supporting roles with little to no lines before he finally landed the titular role in Alolan Detective Laki. Laki was also revealed to be persistent and set on achieving his childhood goal, to become an actor.
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|vaen=Ryan William Downey
|desc={{p|Smeargle}} is Laki's onlyfirst known Pokémon. It accompanies him on his job as a detective on the television show they both star in.
It briefly appeared on {{an|Professor Kukui}}'s television in ''[[SM020|Partner Promises!]]'', ''[[SM048|Night of a Thousand Poses!]]'', and ''[[SM057|The Dex Can't Help It!]]''. Smeargle first appeared in person in ''[[SM061|A Mission of Ultra Urgency!]]'', during the filming of another episode, only for an [[Ultra Wormhole]] to open up and a {{p|Buzzwole}} to emerge.
It reappeared in ''[[SM098|Bright Lights, Big Changes!]]'', where it gained a new partner in the form of {{p|Chatot}} after {{an|Rotom Pokédex}} turned down the part.
None of Smeargle's moves are known.}}
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|epname=Bright Lights, Big Changes!
|desc={{p|Chatot}} is Laki's second known Pokémon. It joined Laki after the show's producer, [[George Charino]], realized that Alolan Detective Laki needed a change in format, which could not be accomplished when {{Rotom}} chose to no longer be a part of the show and stay by {{Ash}}'s side to pursue its own goal.
None of Chatot's moves are known.}}
==Voice actors==
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|en=[[Ryan Nicolls]]
|fi=Aku Laitinen ([[SM017]], [[SM022]])<br>Unknown voice actor ([[SM048]],)<br>Vili Orava ([[SM057]]-present)
|pl=Otar Saralidze
|es_eu=Antonio Cremades}}
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