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Drew
(シュウ Shuu)
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General
Gender: Male
Hometown: LaRousse City
Region: Hoenn
Friends: May, Solidad, Ash, Brock, Max
Class: Coordinator
First Appearance: Now That's Flower Power!
Voice actor: Pete Zarustica (4Kids; English)
Bill Rogers (Pokémon USA; English)
Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese)

Drew is a character appearing in the Advanced Generation series, who is a friend and rival of May.

Appearance

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Personality

Like Ash's main rival in the original series, Gary, Drew is portrayed as being confident, critical, and popular among his supporters, though he isn't as overly insulting as Gary was. Though May and Drew remain rivals throughout the series, Drew becomes less insulting towards May and more kind and friendly as time goes on. His signature greeting is flicking his hair in a charming manner and can usually be seen with a rose in his hand.

In the Kanto Contests, Drew is often seen even at contests in which he is not competing. It is hinted that he comes to support May.

Biography

Season 6: Advanced

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Drew appearing from the rocky area.

May and her friends met Drew while she practiced with her Beautifly on a beach near Slateport City. Drew claimed May and Beautifly were very inexperienced and nothing compared to him, which angered May at how he insulted her Beautifly. Drew ignored her and passed on. Once May had Beautifly save Torchic (who fell down, after trying to find a Bluk Berry), Drew took the berry, but promised to give it back should May defeat him in a battle. May sent Beautifly against Drew's Roselia. Drew gained the upper hand, having Roselia use flashy moves, which hit May's Beautifly. However, May gained confidence and Beautifly used Silver Wind against Drew's Roselia's Magical Leaf, stopping the attack. Just then, Team Rocket appeared and stole the berry, but Drew and Ash defeated Team Rocket. Drew allowed May to take the berry and left. During the night, Drew and Roselia watched the fireworks.[1] Few days before the Contest, May had thought of Drew and her battle against him, then went off with her Beautifly for training.[2]

Later on, in Win, Lose or Drew!, his Roselia won against Beautifly in the Slateport City Contest, but Drew ultimately ended up losing to Robert and his Milotic in the final round.

Drew returned in Pros and Con Artists, competing in the Fallarbor Town Contest, where May discovered he now has three contest ribbons. Before the contest began, Drew had his Roselia battle Ash, pitting him against Taillow. Drew and Roselia emerged victorious. During the contest, he battled against Grace, but lost to her Medicham. At the end of the competition, Drew congratulates May on her victory by giving her a rose.

While watching a different Roselia, May is reminded of their rivalry.

In A Fan with a Plan, Drew was assaulted by a fan club in the Pokémon Center in Rubello Town. Before the contest, May sees Drew practicing outside with his new Pokémon, Masquerain. Drew wins his fourth ribbon using his Roselia in the appeals round, and his Masquerain in the battle round.

Notably, Drew is runner-up in the Hoenn Grand Festival, having defeated May in the quarterfinals with his Flygon and Roselia, but losing to Robert in the finals.

In Going for Choke!, he helps Ash, Brock, and Max out of traps and tricks prepared by Team Rocket and Harley.

Drew also revealed in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!' that he had been training an Absol for the Kanto Grand Festival. During the quarterfinals of the festival, he lost to May, who was ultimately defeated by Solidad.

In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing, he reveals that he will travel to Johto to participate in contests there.

Pokémon

On hand

Pokémon Information
Drew Roserade
Its first appearance was under Drew's command. Believed to be his first Pokémon, Roselia evolved off screen. But by the time May reached Sinnoh, Drew's Roselia had evolved into Roserade. It was seen behind Drew, Harley and Solidad, watching the Wallace Cup.
Roselia → Roserade
Pokémon Information
Drew Masquerain
No one knows when he caught it. It first appeared in the Rubello Town double contest. It is very beautiful and often used in the first round.
Masquerain
Pokémon Information
Drew Flygon
Its first appearance was in the Hoenn Grand Festival to battle May. Drew claims to have spent a great time specially training it for the festival. Flygon is one of Drew's strongest Pokémon.
Flygon
Pokémon Information
Drew Absol
No one knows when Absol was captured. Like Flygon, it was revealed in the Kanto Grand Festival where it fought against May.
Absol
Pokémon Information
Drew Butterfree
It was revealed at the end of the ninth season in a contest against May. It is very beautiful and has impressive combinations with Roselia.
Butterfree

Voice actors

  • English: Pete Zarustica (Seasons 6 - 8) (4kids) 
  • English: Bill Rogers (Season 9) (PUSA/DuArt)
  • Japanese: Mitsuki Saiga 
  • Danish: Mikkel Følsgaard
  • German: Max Felder
  • Italian: Massimo di Benedetto
  • Polish: Dariusz Błażejewski
  • Dutch: Sander van der Poel

Trivia

  • Drew, along with 3 others of the main rivals (Gary, Paul, Trip, and Sawyer) all have their Japanese names start with "sh-". Gary is Shigeru, Drew is Shuu, Paul is Shinji, Trip is Shooti, and Sawyer is Shota.
  • Aside from his Flygon, Drew's team are related to nature in one way or another, including Absol.
  • His hometown, somewhat sounds like Rose, most of his Pokémon are Grass-type, and he usually holds a rose.

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