Drake (Japanese: ユウジYūji) is the leader of the Orange Crew and accepts challenges from Pokémon trainers who manage to obtain four Gym Badges from the Gym Leaders on the Orange Islands.
Recently Drake was becoming bored on Pummelo Island as he had not battled a decent trainer in a long time and wondered whether anyone could actually beat him and his prized Pokémon, Dragonite. After Ash had won the battle against Drake, he called out all of his Pokémon that participated in the battle on the stage as Drake presented him with the Winner's Trophy. Afterwards, Ash, Pikachu, Tauros, Lapras, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charizard all had their handprints set in stone to be remembered in the Orange Island Hall of Fame.
Drake's Onix, Electabuzz and Dragonite are the only three in Drake's party whose Japanese voices are not only heard in the Japanese-language version but are carried over to the English dub.
Ditto was the first Pokémon he uses in his battles. It will make a copy of any Pokémon that's used first so his opponents get clumsy and make mistakes, ultimately costing them a victory. The latest Pokémon that was the victim of the copycat was Ash's Pikachu, unfortunately it was no match for the real deal. Ditto's only Move: Transform.
Onix was the second Pokémon that Drake used in his battle with Ash. It was a powerhouse but was absolutely no match for Ash's Squirtle, who beat it with the newly learned Hydro Pump. Onix's Moves: Dig and Bind
Gengar was Drake's third Pokémon, and a tricky one at that. It went up against Tauros when Ash tried some beginners luck. However Gengar was proven too powerful when it used Confuse Ray to confuse Tauros. It then went up against Ash's Lapras which resulted in a double knockout. Gengar's Moves: Hypnosis, Confuse Ray and Night Shade.