Lt. Surge

Lt. Surge (Jp. Name: Machisu)

Hometown: Vermillion City, Kanto
First Appearence In Episode: Electric Shock Showdown


Lt. Surge, formally in the armed forces, has become a Pokémon trainer who relies on pure power. Believing that unevolved Pokémon are weak, Lt. Surge evolves his Pokémon literally as soon as possible. An arrogant man, Lt. Surge constantly berates any trainer that is unable to beat him, especially if they are unable to defeat him. However, despite this, when a trainer does manage to defeat him in battle, he does gain respect for them and treats them as such.


Lt. Surge has worked up the ranks and become the Vermillion City Gym Leader

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After evolving it from Pikachu as soon as he could, Raichu became Lt. Surge's main Pokémon and his powerhouse. Able to take out many trainers Pokémon easily, Raichu had an arrogant demeanor. However, due to Lt. Surge's evolving of Raichu as quickly as possible, Raichu lacked the speed attacks that Pikachu learns and this ended up being it's undoing.

Evolved prior to episode: Electric Shock Showdown

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