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Will
イツキ Itsuki
HeartGold SoulSilver Will.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Age 22*
Gender Male
Eye color Black, Lilac*
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto or Johto
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Stadium 2, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Masters
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau
Specializes in Psychic types
English voice actor Philip Reich (Masters)
Japanese voice actor N/A (Masters)

Will (Japanese: イツキ Itsuki) is a Psychic-type Trainer and member of the Indigo Elite Four.

Will is noted for his peculiar appearance—formal clothes and a mask that covers his eyes.

Contents

In the core series

Will is the first member of the Indigo League Elite Four in the Generation II and Generation IV games. He achieved his Elite Four position fairly recently as a result of training around the world with his Psychic-type Pokémon.

Pokémon

This listing is for Will's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

First battle


Rematch


In the side series

Pokémon Stadium 2

Will also appears as a member of the Elite Four in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle. Due to the more competitive nature of the game, Will also uses several non-Psychic Pokémon in it, although most of them still know Psychic moves.

Round 1



Round 2



In spin-off games

Artwork

Will TCG VS.png
VS artwork from
Generation II

Sprites

In the core series

Spr GS Will.png Spr HGSS Will.png VSWill.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Will II OD.png Will OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

S2 Elite Four Will.png Spr Masters Will.png VSWill Masters.png
Portrait from
Stadium 2
Model from
Masters
VS model from
Masters

Quotes

Main article: Will/Quotes

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Will in Pokémon Adventures

History

Past

Will, along with Karen, Green, Silver, Sham, and Carl, was one of the children raised by the Masked Man to be his servants. Unlike Silver and Green, Will was not kidnapped and went to the Masked Man willingly out of boredom.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Will debuted with Karen at the Ilex Forest, where they have been tasked with guarding the area. When Green arrived to stop the Masked Man's plan to capture Celebi, she was attacked by Will and Karen. With the Lugia and Ho-Oh they borrowed from the Masked Man, Will and Karen exploited Green's fear of birds to torture her. When Green learned that Will and Karen also defeated and captured Silver, she overcame her fear of birds and sent out Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres to fight. Green and her allies, Red and Blue, each used one of the legendary birds to battle Will and Karen. With the assistance of many Pokémon sent from all across Johto and Kanto, Lugia and Ho-Oh were freed from the Masked Man's control and fly away. Defeated, Will made his escape, only to be punished later by the Masked Man for doing so.

After the Masked Man's defeat, Will and Karen were approached by Bruno and Koga, who offered to form an alliance since all four of them were once members of various criminal organizations.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

It is revealed that Will, Karen, Bruno, and Koga were all made members of the Johto Elite Four by the Pokémon Association. The Johto Elite Four went to the Pokéathlon as an act of promotion for the Pokémon League. There, they met Gold, whom they challenged to the Power Course. Although they easily defeated Gold in the first two events, Gold gained enough points in the third event to win overall.

Pokémon

This listing is of Will's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand
Will's Natu

Will's Xatu
Natu → Xatu
Xatu is Will's first known Pokémon. It was first used to attack Green at the Ilex Forest. Green's fear of birds prevented her from fighting back. Later, it was used against Silver while on Lugia's back. After being weakened by a Beat Up from Silver's entire team, Xatu was defeated by a Return from Silver's Feraligatr. In The Escape, it was revealed to have evolved from a Natu.

Xatu's only known move is Psychic.

Debut The Last Battle VII
Will's Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Exeggutor first appeared alongside its Trainer at the Pokéathlon. It was used to challenge Gold in the Goal Roll event, where it easily won.

None of Exeggutor's moves are known.

Debut Attaway, Aipom!
Borrowed
Masked Man's Lugia
Lugia
Main article: Tower duo (Adventures)

The Masked Man lent Lugia to Will in order to guard the Ilex Forest. Will used Lugia to battle Green, Red, and Blue, who used Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, respectively. During the battle, many Pokémon sent from people from Kanto and Johto came to assist. The Pokémon latched on to Lugia and Ho-Oh, and their combined power freed the two from the Masked Man's control. Now freed, Lugia and Ho-Oh flew off to parts unknown.

Debut The Beedrill All and End All

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Will in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Will appeared in A Challenge to the Elite Four. He, along with Bruno and Koga, fell from the Elite Four Tower, seemingly defeated by Karen. Red asked them what happened, but Koga asked him to ask Karen herself. It is later revealed that after being exhausted from training, Karen decided to tell them a joke, and they fell down the building after hearing her dumb joke.

Pokémon

Will's Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Exeggutor is Will's only known Pokémon. It appeared on the top floor of the Pokémon League when Red found Karen up there. It was "sieved" by Clefairy since Red was outnumbered.

None of Exeggutor's moves are known.

Debut A Challenge to the Elite Four!

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Will or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Will's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Will's Slowbro Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 072/141
Will's Exeggutor Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 073/141
Will's Jynx Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 074/141
Will's Xatu Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 075/141
Will's Espeon Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 076/141
Will's Slowking Psychic       Pokémon VS Common 077/141
Will's Girafarig Psychic Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 078/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Will's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 121/141
Will's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 122/141
Will Su Cosmic Eclipse Uncommon 208/236 Dream League U 044/049
      Tag All Stars SR 189/173
 

Trivia

  • Will's hair falls over the left side of his face, leading to his left eye being whited out in some depictions. This has spurred debate as to whether he has one eye or two. This is rectified in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, where his overworld sprite clearly shows two eyes, both obscured by white.
  • Will has several similarities with Lorelei: both of them are the first challenger of Kanto Elite Four; both of them have used Slowbro and Jynx in their respective parties; they have similar hairstyles; and both of them have had their hair depicted as either purple or red.
  • There is data in Pokémon Crystal for the gender of every Trainer class in the game, with the exception of Eusine. This is used to select which dialogue pool to sample from when randomly choosing the opponent's dialogue. Interestingly, Will is one of two male characters to be identified as female in this array. The other is Bugsy.
    • All of Will's Pokémon (excluding Jynx, for obvious reasons) changed from male in Gold, Silver, and Crystal to female in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
      • Similarly to Saturn, Bugsy, and Janine, his Pokémon are the opposite gender despite them having a 50-50 gender ratio.
  • Will is the only member of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four (in Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver) that uses only Pokémon of the type that he specializes in the first match. All others have at least one Pokémon not of their specialty in their first match, and, with the exception of Lance, replace the Pokémon not of their specialty with Pokémon of their specialty in rematches.
  • Will appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. He uses a Jynx to battle.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese イツキ Itsuki From 槻 tsuki (Japanese zelkova)
English, Brazilian
Portuguese
Will From willpower (mental strength)
German Willi From Wille (will)
Spanish Mento From mente (mind)
French Clément From mental
Italian Pino From the prefix ipno- (hypno-)
Korean 일목 Ilmok From the Sino-Korean reading of the Japanese name 一木 Itsuki
Chinese (Mandarin) 一樹 / 一树 Yīshù From the Japanese name 一樹 Itsuki
Chinese (Cantonese) 一樹 Yātsyuh
Vietnamese Itsuki Transcription of his Japanese name


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VSLance PE.png
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VSWill.png
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Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)*
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B*)
Duos: Butch & Cassidy*Attila & Hun*Annie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji*
Domino*Iron-Masked Marauder*Dr. Namba*Sebastian*
Rocket Scout*Wendy*Tyson*Jubei*Viper*Christopher*
Matori*Pierce*Dr. Zager*Gozu*Miyamoto*Mondo*
Kaede*Blaine*

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