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Koga
(キョウ Kyō)
HGSS Koga
"The Poisonous Ninja Master"
General
Hometown Fuchsia City
Region Kanto
Family Janine (daughter)
Badge Soul Badge
Preferred Type Poison
First Appearance

Pokémon Red and Blue

Voice actor

Stan Hart (English) (4Kids)
Jimmy Zoppi (English) (TPCi)

Class: Gym Leader
Elite Four
Fwahahaha! A mere child like you dares to challenge me? The very idea make me shiver with mirth! Very well, I shall show you true terror as a ninja master. Poison brings steady doom. Sleep renders foes helpless. Despair to the creeping horror of Poison-type POKéMON!

–Koga, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Koga served as the Gym Leader at the Fuchsia City Gym. Two years later, during the Generation II games, Koga also became a member of the Elite Four and his daughter, Janine took over his gym and used Poison Type Pokémon as well.

He specializes in Poison-type Pokémon, and as a Gym Leader gave out the Soul Badge for trainers that could defeat him.

Appearance

Personality

Biography

Games

Red, Green, Blue & Yellow

Koga first appears in the games as the Fuchsia City Gym Leader. His gym was constructed with an array of invisible walls, fashioned into a maze. This forces the player to walk through the maze fighting Gym members, with the destination in the middle where Koga awaits.

Gold, Silver & Crystal

Later, in the Generation II games, Koga has been promoted to Elite Four status. With the absence of a Gym Leader at Fuchsia Gym, Koga leaves the Gym under his daughter's care, Janine, making her the new Gym Leader.

FireRed & LeafGreen

In the remakes of the original games, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Koga is once again a Gym Leader, as it takes place during the same time period. The only difference is the level of his Weezing, and his updated appearance.

HeartGold & SoulSilver

Manga

Adventures

Main article: Koga (Adventures)


Anime

Koga anime

Koga, in the anime

Main article: Koga (anime)

After the appearance of Koga and a small incident with Team Rocket, Koga and Ash finally have their battle. The two have a one-on-one battle, with Ash using his Charmander, and Koga using his Golbat. Initially having some trouble, Charmander was unable to hit the Golbat, but after using Fire Spin, Ash was the victor. Upon leaving Koga rewarded Ash with the Soul Badge.

Origins

Main article: Koga (Origins)


Sprites

Gen. I Yellow Gen. II Gen. III Gen. IV Challenge Sprite
Koga(RB)Sprite
Koga(Y)Sprite
Koga(GS)Sprite
Koga(FrLg)Sprite
KogaHGSS
VSKoga

Pokémon

Games

Red and Blue

RB 109 front
Koffing
 Type Poison 
RB 109 front
Koffing
 Type Poison 
RB 089 front
Muk
 Type Poison 
RB 110 front
Weezing
 Type Poison 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_RB.png|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_RB.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 37 - Lv. 37 - Lv. 39 - Lv. 43 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Tackle SmokeScreen Disable Sludge - -
Smog Sludge Poison Gas Smog - -
Sludge Smog Minimize Toxic - -
SmokeScreen Tackle Sludge Self-Destruct - -


Yellow

Y 048 front
Venonat
 Type Bug Type Poison 
Y 048 front
Venonat
 Type Bug Type Poison 
Y 048 front
Venonat
 Type Bug Type Poison 
Y 049 front
Venomoth
 Type Bug Type Poison 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_Y.png|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_Y.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 44 - Lv. 46 - Lv. 48 - Lv. 50 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Toxic Psybeam Sleep Powder Psychic - -
Tackle Toxic Psychic Double Team - -
Sleep Powder Psychic Toxic Leech Life - -
Psychic Supersonic Double-Edge Toxic - -


Gold, Silver & Crystal

C 168 front
Ariados
 Type Bug Type Poison 
C 205 front
Forretress
 Type Bug Type Steel 
C 089 front
Muk
 Type Poison 
C 049 front
Venomoth
 Type Bug Type Poison 
C 169 front
Crobat
 Type Poison Type Flying 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_C.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 40 Lv. 43 Lv. 42 Lv. 41 Lv. 44 Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Spider Web Protect Sludge Bomb Toxic Double Team -
Double Team Spikes Acid Armor Psychic Wing Attack -
Baton Pass Swift Minimize Gust Quick Attack -
Giga Drain Explosion Toxic Supersonic Toxic -


FireRed and LeafGreen

FRLG 109 front
Koffing
 Type Poison 
FRLG 109 front
Koffing
 Type Poison 
FRLG 089 front
Muk
 Type Poison 
FRLG 110 front
Weezing
 Type Poison 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 37 Lv. 37 Lv. 39 Lv. 43 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Sticky Hold Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ?
Sludge Self-Destruct Minimize Toxic - -
Self-Destruct Sludge Toxic SmokeScreen - -
SmokeScreen Toxic Sludge Tackle - -
Toxic SmokeScreen Acid Armor Sludge - -


HeartGold and SoulSilver

Stadium

Stadium 2

Voice actors

  • English: Stan Hart
  • Japanese: Hōchū Ōtsuka
  • Polish: Radosław Popłonikowski
  • Spanish: Juan Fernandez
  • Iberian Spanish: Gerardo Vasquez

Trivia

In a Pokémon card related to Koga, called Koga's Ninja Trick, there is a symbol that looks similar to a swastika. However, it is actually totally different, in positioning and in meaning. A Swastika is in a diamond angle, and the points on it point clockwise; the symbol depicted on the card was in a square angle, and the points were counter clockwise. The symbol on the card was of a different culture and was many years before the Nazi Party, and meant "peace". When the card was released in the U.S., it was changed to a different symbol.

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