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'''Drake''' (Japanese: '''ユウジ''' ''Yūji'') is the [[Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader]] of the [[Orange League]], and he lives on [[Pummelo Island]]. {{pkmn|Trainer}}s who defeat him in a [[Full Battle]] at [[Pummelo Stadium]] receive the [[Winner's Trophy]] and enter the [[Palace of Victory|Orange League Hall of Fame]].
 
==HistoryIn the anime==
At some undetermined time, Drake became the champion of the [[Orange League]] and was recognized as the strongest {{pkmn|Trainer}} in the [[Orange Archipelago]]. His partner is a {{p|Dragonite}}, which is easily his strongest Pokémon, as it managed to defeat three of {{Ash}}'s Pokémon in a row.
 
InDrake his debut appearancedebuted in ''[[EP111|Hello, Pummelo!]]'', Drakewhere he wondered when he would finally meet a challenger capable of defeating him. During his time as leader of the [[Orange League|Orange Crew]], Drake remained undefeated no matter how many challengers tried to beat his team of powerful Pokémon.
 
After easily foiling {{TRT}}'s attempt to steal Dragonite, Drake accepted Ash's challenge for the Winner's Trophy. Battling in a stadium overlooked by a statue of Dragonite, Drake's first four Pokémon fainted while only managing to defeat {{AP|Lapras}}. In ''[[EP112|Enter the Dragonite]]'', when Ash had four Pokémon remaining, Drake called upon Dragonite to battle {{AP|Charizard}}, {{AP|Squirtle}}, {{AP|Tauros}}, and {{AP|Pikachu}} in turn, finally succumbing to Pikachu's {{m|Thunder}} attack. Drake was extremely impressed with Ash and his Pokémon and presented Ash with the Winner's Trophy as proof of his victory.
 
===Character===
Although the dub implies that Drake is merely a fifth [[Gym Leader]] in the Orange League, the Japanese version specifically uses the title [[Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader|Head Leader]] to denote his importance. Additionally, Drake is not necessarily a [[Pokémon Champion|Pokémon League Champion]] either, given that it is not clarified whether or not he ever actually had to defeat a previous Head Leader in order to take the title (though it is suggested). In [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]] manga, he is referred to as the Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader. Ash battles him in ''[[Electric Tale of Pikachu volume 4|Surf's Up, Pikachu]]''.
 
In both the anime and manga, Ash was the first person to defeat Drake in Orange League history. Many Trainers never even got past Drake's first Pokémon, {{p|Ditto}}, apparently losing their cool seeing a copycat defeat their own Pokémon. Before Ash's challenge, Drake seemed bored and wondered if anyone would ever defeat him. He keeps his prized {{TP|Drake|Dragonite}}'s {{i|Poké Ball}} around his neck. Though no one prior to Ash had ever knocked out four of his Pokémon in a row, it is implied that some Trainers did get past his five other Pokémon only to be defeated by Dragonite, as the announcer says that he has saved Dragonite for last many times before.
 
===Pokémon===
This listing is of Drake's known Pokémon in the {{pkmn|anime}}:
{{TrainerPoké
 
Electabuzz's known moves are {{m|Thunder Shock}}, {{m|Thunderbolt}}, {{m|Thunder Punch}}, and {{m|Thunder}}.}}
 
===Voice actors===
{{vatable|color={{orange color}}|bordercolor={{orange color light}}
|ja=遊佐浩二 ''Kōji Yusa''
|en=[[Scottie Ray]]
|it=Gabriele Calindri<br>Ruggero Andreozzi (K2 dub)
|es_eu=Alejandro García
|es_la=Yamil Atala
|pt_br=Silvio Giraldi
|pl=Ireneusz Machnicki}}
 
==In the manga==
 
None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.}}
 
==Voice actors==
{{vatable|color={{orange color}}|bordercolor={{orange color light}}
|ja=遊佐浩二 ''Kōji Yusa''
|en=[[Scottie Ray]]
|it=Gabriele Calindri<br>Ruggero Andreozzi (K2 dub)
|es_eu=Alejandro García
|es_la=Yamil Atala
|pt_br=Silvio Giraldi
|pl=Ireneusz Machnicki}}
 
==Trivia==
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