Drew (Japanese: Shū) is a PokémonCoordinator who is May's greatest "rival." His hometown is LaRousse City and he first appeared in Now That's Flower Power! 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 and is somewhat polite. In his second appearance, he seemed to have a different hairstyle. His signature greeting is the "Hair Flick" in a charming manner. He can be seen wearing a purple jacket and light blue pants. He usually keeps his hands in his pockets which seems to be quite lazy and casual. He is more polite than girls and is very gentle.
May and her friends met Drew while she practiced with her Beautifly on a beach near Slateport City in Now That's Flower Power!. Despite his cutting remarks and attitude, which tend to anger May, he is not a villain and teases May simply to push her into becoming a better coordinator. The skill of Drew has been a continuing inspiration for May on her quest to be a great coordinator.
In his first battle against May, he pitted his Roselia up against her Beautifly. May managed to gain the edge, much to Drew's shock, but the match is cut short by Team Rocket.
Later on, in Win, Lose or Drew!, his Roselia won against Beautifly; but Drew ended up losing to Robert and his Milotic. Drew returned in Pros and Con Artists, competing in the Fallarbor Town Contest, where May discovers he has three contest ribbons. Before the contest began Drew had his Roselia first battle against 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, however he claims that it is meant for her Beautifly. The gesture of handing a rose to May is later repeated in other episodes and is seen by some fans as a hint towards a romantic relationship between them.
While watching a different Roselia, May is reminded of their rivalry.
In A Fan With A Plan!, Drew is assaulted by a fan club of MPP 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 on experience defeat using his Roselia in the first round, and his Masquerain in the second. Notably, Drew is second in the Grand Festival in Hoenn Rhapsody in Drew! He defeats May in the quarterfinals with his Flygon and Roselia, but loses to Robert in the finals.
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. He frequently helps May, 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! who has been training an Absol for the KantoGrand Festival.
During the KantoGrand Festival, he loses to May, who is ultimately defeated by Solidad.
In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, he reveals that he will be traveling to Johto to participate in competitions there.
Though May and Drew are still rivals, Drew nonetheless becomes less insulting towards May and more kind and friendly as time goes on.
No one knows when he caught it. It first appeared in the Rubel Town double contest. It is very beautiful and often used in the first round. It used Bubble, Ice Beam, Silver Wind, and Hidden Power, among others.