Vladimir the Attacker (Japanese: ジンベイ Jinbei), who is also known as Ralph, is a minor recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He resides in Lilycove City.
Vladimir was a strong Pokémon Trainer in the past, though little is known about this. In his debut, Ash and Max bowed down to him out of respect. He quickly spotted the flaws in Swellow's technique and was able to assist Ash in perfecting the move's accuracy and timing.
- 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.