Vermilion City school

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Vermilion City school
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Vermilion City school
Region Kanto
Debut Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!

The school in Vermilion City is an anime-exclusive facility in Kanto, located in Vermilion City. Chloe and Goh attend the school and as such the location has appeared in several episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Although mentioned for the first time in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, the place prominently appeared for the first time in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!.


Goh and Chloe's teacher

Homeroom teacher

Goh and Chloe's homeroom teacher is a recurring character who first appeared in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!. During a class, she asked her students about their aspirations in life. This question ended up leaving Chloe unsure about her future.

She appeared again in To Train, or Not to Train!, this time meeting Goh and Chloe while they went to school. Goh revealed to Chloe that he made a deal with the teacher so that he can be at school during exams while traveling the Pokémon world for his work as a research assistant at the Cerise Laboratory. She was seen again during class applying the exam to her students until Chloe ended up having to leave in a hurry to see why Yamper had entered the school.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, she sent an e-mail to Chloe, letting her know that she could write an assignment on her field trip to the Galar region to make up for her absence from class.

In Breaking the Ice!, she was seen again welcoming Regina and later passing information about the school to her. The next day, she was with Goh, Chloe, Regina, and Ash when the group decided to create an ice park for the other students.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 夏吉ゆうこ Yuko Natsuyoshi
English Laurie Hymes
European French Élisabeth Guinand
Italian Ludovica De Caro (JN049)
Laura Brambilla (JN087)
Polish Marta Dylewska
Brazilian Portuguese Alessandra Mourão (JN087)

Goh's former teacher

Goh's former teacher

In a flashback of a few years before the events of Not Too Close for Comfort!, a teacher approached Goh to question him about his loneliness and isolation from other students. Although she didn't realize it, these questions ended up making Goh feel too intimidated to answer.

Known students

Goh and Chloe's class


Goh's schoolwork about Ash
Main article: Goh

With his work as a research assistant for the Cerise Laboratory, Goh has only been attending school on exam days. As seen in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, Chloe sometimes gives him homework assigned to their class.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, Goh went to school with Chloe to do one of the necessary exams. Later, he and Chloe ended up rescuing a lost Eevee and dealt with Team Rocket, who tried to steal the Pokémon present at the school.

In Not Too Close for Comfort!, a flashback from Goh showed what his life at school was like a few years before he met Ash.

In Breaking the Ice!, Goh took Ash to the school to give a presentation on his friend and the way Ash views Pokémon.


Main article: Chloe

Unlike Goh, Chloe regularly attends classes and is often seen studying. In several episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Chloe can be seen going to or from school.

In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Chloe was seen at school the first time. During a class on future aspirations, the teacher asks Chloe about her plans. She did not know how to answer the question, however.

In There's a New Kid in Town!, Chloe was seen at school. She got lost in her thoughts about the Pidove her family rescued.

In Restore and Renew!, Chloe had a school assignment to deliver, which, at her father's suggestion, she ended up writing about Fossil Pokémon.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, Chloe and Goh were seen going to school together. They planned on taking exams, but Chloe ended up finding an Eevee who had fled the Eevee Evolution Lab.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, Chloe received an assignment about the Galar Fossil Pokémon to make up for her absence from class while she traveled to the Galar region with Ash and Goh.

In Not Too Close for Comfort!, in a flashback from Goh, a younger Chloe saw a teacher question Goh about his loneliness concerning the other students.


Main article: Yeardley

Yeardley (Japanese: ユウト Yūto) is a minor recurring character who appeared in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. Yeardley first appeared in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, where he answered a question asked by his homeroom teacher.

In There's a New Kid in Town!, he was present in Chloe's class.


Main article: Regina

Regina (Japanese: レジーナ Regina) is a character of the day who appeared in Breaking the Ice!. She is a recently transferred student who initially struggled to make new friends, but it changed when she grew closer to Chloe.

Chloe's classmate

Chloe's classmate

This girl, who first appeared in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, is a minor recurring character in the anime. She sits in front of Chloe in class. During class, when Chloe was asked about her future aspirations by their teacher, she asked Chloe if she wants to follow in her father's footsteps and become a Pokémon Professor, which ended up making Chloe uncomfortable. Following this, she asked again if Chloe didn't like Pokémon.

In There's a New Kid in Town!, she was seen again studying, while Chloe was thinking about the injured Pidove that her family rescued. She appeared again in To Train, or Not to Train!, this time taking a test with the rest of the class.

She appeared briefly in Breaking the Ice!, first welcoming Regina and then with students who were scared of Regina after an incident with her Glaceon. When Regina reconciled with the class, she joined the other students to play in the park made of ice by Ash, Goh, and Regina's Pokémon.



The classrooms at the school follow a structure very similar to that of a classroom in Japanese schools. It has a bigger slate in the center with a speaker (probably for school ads) and two smaller ones on the sides that have some ads. At the back of the room, there are a few more slates that work as a notice board and a small bookcase.


Pokémon Garden


The Pokémon Garden is used for students to leave their Pokémon while they are attending classes. In addition to toys designed for Pokémon, there are some made for humans as well. In To Train, or Not to Train!, Team Rocket disguised themselves as students to steal the Pokémon here.

Pokémon seen in the playground



The school has a large garden, with a bandstand in the center of it. Some students help to take care of the place during their free time. In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Chloe and her mother talked about their aspirations for the future here.



  • Although other schools have appeared in the anime, this is the first time that a school with real-world concepts has been attended by anime main characters.

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