Trace (game)

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Trace
シン Shin
Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Trace.png
Art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Age Unknown
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!
Member of Indigo League
Rank Champion
Anime series Pokémon Evolutions
Debut The Discovery
English voice actor Brandon Winckler
Japanese voice actor Sōma Saitō

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

In the core series games

Trace is a good-natured, if not cowardly young boy from Pallet Town. Like the player, his journey begins one day when Professor Oak calls the two to his lab to give them a Pokémon each. Trace's first Pokémon is a normal EeveeP/PikachuE that eventually evolves into 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, giving him the resolve to become a braver person and a stronger Trainer. 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 the Team Rocket 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 tells the player about a powerful Pokémon in Cerulean Cave and keeps rematching them at the Pokémon League in an attempt to reclaim his title.

Pokémon

First battle

Winning this fight is not mandatory. The player will not black out and the story will progress either way.

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Second battle (optional)

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Third battle

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Fourth battle

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Fifth battle

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Multi Battle partner

Trace teams with the player in a Multi Battle against Archer and a Team Rocket Grunt.

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Sixth battle

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Champion battle

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Rematch

  In Let's Go, Pikachu!:



  In Let's Go, Eevee!:



Gallery

Artwork

 
Concept art from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Models

     
Overworld model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
First VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and
Let's Go, Eevee!
Pokémon League VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Quotes

Main article: Trace (game)/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon Evolutions

Trace appeared in The Discovery, where he entered Cerulean Cave in order to find and catch Mewtwo, with Green aiming to beat him to it. When Trace's Pidgeot was attacked by a swarm of Zubat and Golbat while flying over a ravine, he stopped to heal his Pokémon and allowed Green to go ahead. Later, he met up with Green and Elaine at Professor Oak's Laboratory before heading off with them.

Pokémon

This listing is of Trace's known Pokémon in the Pokémon Evolutions:

 
Pidgeot
Pidgeot is Trace's first known Pokémon. He used it to cross a ravine in Cerulean Cave, but was then attacked by a swarm of Zubat and Golbat, forcing Trace to stop to heal Pidgeot.

None of Pidgeot's moves are known.

Debut The Discovery
 
Jolteon
Jolteon is Trace's second known Pokémon. He used it to drive away a horde of Zubat attacking Green.

Jolteon's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut The Discovery

Gallery

Staff art
 
Fan art for
Pokémon Evolutions by Kairi Unabara[1]

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 斉藤壮馬 Sōma Saitō
Italian Mosè Singh
Brazilian Portuguese Kadu Rocha
European Spanish Alejandro Veiga


In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese シン Shin From 進 shin (advance)
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Trace From trace
Korean 진우 Jinu 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

References



Rival characters
Core series BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaNHugh
Calem/SerenaShaunaTiernoHauGladionTrace
HopBedeMarnieKlaraAveryNemonaKieran
Spin-off games RonaldPauloLear


Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMom (Kanto)Mom (LGPE)RedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillCelioMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanErik and SaraLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesmanName RaterDay-Care PersonMr. Hyper


Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyNemonaGeetaKieranDraytonMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonScottieBettieAshNemonaGeetaCalemSerenaMarnieBedeHopLeafNateRosaSilver
Other
spin-offs
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime LanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenAsh KetchumLeonIrisNemonaGeeta
Other animation Blue (Origins)Red (Origins)Calem (Generations)Edgar Troy (PttP)Ava (PttP)
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonMustardPeonyNemona
Other manga Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)


Indigo League
Generations I, III, and VII
 
Elite Four
Lorelei
 
Elite Four
Bruno
 
Elite Four
Agatha
 
Elite Four
Lance
   
Champion
Blue Trace
Generations II and IV
 
Elite Four
Will
 
Elite Four
Koga
 
Elite Four
Bruno
 
Elite Four
Karen
 
Champion
Lance


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