Trace (game)

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
Game animation debut The Discovery
English voice actor Brandon Winckler
Japanese voice actor Sōma Saitō

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 the Generation I games and their remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the 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 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, 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 keeps rematching the player at the Pokémon League in an attempt to reclaim his title.

Pokémon

First battle

  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

  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!:



Quotes

Main article: Trace (game)/Quotes

Sprites

   
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!

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 him 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

Artwork

 
Official artwork for
Pokémon Evolutions[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 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 OakMomRedBlueGreenTraceDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimoKoichi
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneMinaCameronMr. GameMorimoto
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourProfessors' aidesMagikarp salesmanName RaterDay-Care PersonMr. Hyper


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaNHughCalem/Serena
ShaunaTiernoTrevorHauGladionTraceHopBedeMarnieKlaraAvery
RonaldPauloLearTina


Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other
spin-offs
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenLeonIris
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Evolutions LeonDianthaAlder
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)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


  This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.