|“||You were able to handle your Butterfree so well, just after it evolved. Most impressive.||”|
–Samurai complimenting Ash about his new Butterfree.
Samurai is a character appearing in Pokémon: Indigo League.
Pokémon the Series: The Beginning
He met and challenges Ash to a Pokémon match in the Viridian Forest, using his Pinsir and Metapod. His Pinsir is defeated by Ash's Metapod but their match is, after a long stand off between the two Metapod, abandoned when a swarm of Beedrill attack and steal Ash's Metapod. Samurai initially views Ash as an novice trainer, especially in comparison to the other trainers from Pallet Town (including Gary Oak). His opinion, however, changes when he sees Ash competently handle his Butterfree to defeat a swarm of attacking Beedrill, stating that he is the novice of the two.
Samurai appeared in the opening scene of Adventures on the Orange Islands season, but he did not appear in any of the episodes.
The Electric Tale of Pikachu
- Main article: Samurai (ETP)
|IL004||Challenge of the Samurai|
- Samurai's hat resembles Empoleon's horns, although with the middle horn missing.
- The Japanese name of the episode is Challenge of the Samurai Boy, suggesting that his name is not actually samurai.
- Samurai is the first minor character in the entire Pokémon anime.