Christopher (DP117)

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Christopher (Japanese: ユウサク Yūsaku) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a former member of Team Rocket who founded and operates the famous Sinnoh-based noodle chain "Jessie and James's Noodle Shop".




Christopher was an underclassman at the Team Rocket Academy during the time Jessie and James were attending. He struggled with training and was invited for ramen by Jessie and James to cheer him up. Inspired by the kind gesture, Christopher decided to go back to Sinnoh and open up a ramen shop, which he called "Jessie and James's Noodle Shop" in honor of his friends. With the success of the first one, he was able to make a chain of shops. With eleven of them so far in Sinnoh, his had become the most popular ramen shops.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Christopher made his debut appearance in Noodles! Roamin' Off!, when Team Rocket stumbled into one of his noodle outlets. The trio were called into the kitchen, initially thinking they were in trouble for not being able to pay for their food order. However they were pleasantly surprised to encounter Christopher, who immediately recognized them from his days at the Team Rocket Academy and offered them all they could eat for free.

Christopher made a brief cameo appearance in Dressed for Jess Success!, where he watched Meowth and James, who was disguised as Jessie's alter-ego Jessilina, participating in the Performance Stage of the Lilypad Town Pokémon Contest. He was in tears as he watched Meowth prepare ramen noodles for the judges.


Christopher is positive and hard-working. He was pleasantly surprised to encounter Jessie and James again, and was prepared to spoil them with food free of charge for their act of kindness back at the Team Rocket Academy. Christopher wishes to see others achieve their full potential, hence why he gave Meowth a position as a noodle maker in his restaurant.



Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

Upon seeing the expertise with which Meowth could cut noodles, Christopher offered Meowth a job in one of his ramen shops with a view to taking over the business eventually. Although Meowth reluctantly refused at first, after yet another blasting off courtesy of the twerps he decided to take Christopher up on the offer.

Although Meowth's future looked bright, he quickly realized he couldn't just abandon his long-time team-mates. Upon hearing they were in trouble on Metagross Mountain he quickly quit the job and left to help his friends.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Billy Beach

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 金野潤 Jun Konno
English Sean Schemmel
Czech Zbyšek Pantůček
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
European French Alessandro Bevilacqua
Italian Maurizio Merluzzo
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Artur Pontek
Brazilian Portuguese Thiago Longo
European Spanish Sergio García Marín

Members of Team Rocket

Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters)
Madame Boss (anime only) • Masked Man (Adventures only)


Archer (Masters) • Ariana (Masters) • Petrel (Masters) • Proton (Masters)
Anime only: Iron-Masked Marauder
Adventures only: CarlShamWill (former) • Karen (former)
Golden Boys only: Grey


Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad) (Adventures only; former)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET) (Adventures only)
Carr, Sird (former), & Orm (T3B) (Adventures only)


Anime only: Butch & Cassidy (former) • Attila & HunAnnie & Oakley (dub only)


Anime only: Dr. FujiDr. NambaSebastianDr. Zager
Adventures only: Blaine (former)


GruntsRocket BrothersRBYFRLG/Rocket SistersPE
Anime only: DominoRocket ScoutWendyTysonJubeiViper
Christopher (former) • Matori (Matori Matrix) • PierceGozu
Radio drama only: MiyamotoMondo
How I Became a Pokémon Card only: Kaede

  This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.