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Vladimir the Attacker (Japanese: ジンベイ Jinbei), who is also known as Ralph, is a minor recurring character who resides in Lilycove City.



In Pokéblock, Stock and Berry, he escorted Ash and Max to his impressive training course in a bid to teach Ash's Swellow to master Aerial Ace. Using his Pidgeotto, Vladimir demonstrated the correct way to use Aerial Ace. He set up a bunch of targets and told Ash he had to try to get Swellow to hit them. Ash had Swellow try this multiple times. By Lessons in Lilycove, it got the move down perfectly. Ash thanked Vladimir for all of his help and continued on with his friends towards Mossdeep City.


Vladimir was a strong Pokémon Trainer in the past, though little is known of his achievements. In his debut appearance, Ash and Max bowed down to him out of respect. He quickly spotted the flaws in Swellow's technique, though was able to assist Ash in perfecting the move's accuracy and timing.


Vladimir's Pidgeotto
Vladimir called on his Pidgeotto's assistance to demonstrate a perfectly executed Aerial Ace to Ash and his Swellow.

Pidgeotto's only known move is Aerial Ace.

Debut Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 高木渉 Wataru Takagi
English Pete Zarustica
Finnish Veeti Kallio
Hebrew עדי וייס Adi Weiss
European Spanish José Escobosa


  • His English name comes from the posthumous moniker of Vlad III: Vlad the Impaler.
    • His Japanese name may derive from Yagyū Jūbei, a famous samurai as Aerial Ace's Japanese name (つばめがえし, Swallow Return) is based on a sword technique used by Sasaki Kojirō, another famous swordsman.

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