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Trace
シン Shin
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Rival.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Unnamed older sister
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Rival, Champion
Generation VII
Games Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Champion of Indigo Plateau

Trace (Japanese: シン Shin) is a friend and rival of the player in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. He is analogous to Blue's role in Generation I and their remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

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In the games

Trace, is a good-natured, if not cowardly young boy from Pallet Town. Like the player, his adventure begins one day when Professor Oak calls the two to his lab for a starter Pokémon. His starter is a normal EeveeP/PikachuE that eventually evolves into the Electric-type JolteonP/RaichuE. Trace travels the Kanto region, defeating Gym Leaders while assisting the player with advice and items.

In Lavender Town, Trace learns about the evil deeds of Team Rocket, and meets the son of a Marowak that died protecting it. After Cubone calms his mother's spirit near the top of Pokémon Tower, Trace takes him back to Lavender Town, where he adopts him into his party, and swears to help him avenge its mother. Trace, Cubone, and the rest of Trace's party help the player fight Team Rocket at Silph Co., fighting Archer in a Multi Battle and later holding off Team Rocket's Admin while the player confronts Giovanni. Eventually, Trace becomes the Champion at Indigo Plateau, though he soon loses his title to the player. Later, he keeps rematching the player at the Pokémon League in an attempt to reclaim his title.

Pokémon

First battle

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Second battle (optional)

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Third battle

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Fourth battle

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Fifth battle

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Multi Battle partner

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Sixth battle

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Champion battle

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Rematch

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:



In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese シン Shin From 進 shin (advance)
English Trace From trace
Korean 진우 Jin-u From 진 (進) jin (advance)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小進 / 小进 Xiǎo Jìn From 進 / 进 jìn / jeun (advance)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小進 Síu Jeun


Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomRedGreenBlueTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName RaterDay-Care ManProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesman

Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHugh
Calem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorHauGladionTraceHop

Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthia
AlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonAll player characters
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthia
WallaceAlderDianthaSteven
Origins: BlueRed
Generations: BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Adventures: Professor OakRedSidney
PhoebeGlaciaDrakeSteven
WallaceCynthiaAlderDiantha
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum
Zensho: ShigeruSatoshi
Other: Ronald*Rald*Glenn*

Indigo League
Generations I, III, and VII
VSLorelei PE.png
Elite Four
Lorelei
VSBruno PE.png
Elite Four
Bruno
VSAgatha PE.png
Elite Four
Agatha
VSLance PE.png
Elite Four
Lance
Blue Trace
Champion
Blue Trace
Generations II and IV
VSWill.png
Elite Four
Will
VSKoga.png
Elite Four
Koga
VSBruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
VSKaren.png
Elite Four
Karen
VSLance.png
Champion
Lance

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