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Tracey Sketchit
(ケンジ Kenji)
Gender: Male
Region: Orange Islands
Friends: Ash, Misty, Brock, Max, May, Professor Oak
Class: Trainer
First Appearance: The Lost Lapras
Voice actor: Ted Lewis (4kids) (English)
Craig Blair (PUSA/DuArt) (English)
Tomokazu Seki (Japanese)

Tracey Sketchit is a Pokémon watcher who takes Brock's place during the time he spends with Professor Ivy. After Ash's Orange League adventures, he works as Professor Oak's assistant.


Tracey's main outfit is a short-sleeved, green shirt with a darker green border on it, dark red shorts, a headband which was colored salmon in earlier, hand-colored episodes, and orange in later, digital-colored episodes, socks, an orange backpack, and tennis shoes colored purple and bright orange, with white soles.


Tracey is a kind and collected person. He is very passionate about studying Pokémon as he won't hesitate to stop what he's doing to do to sketch Pokémon he finds intriguing. He thinks Pokémon are fascinating and idolizes Professor Oak for it as he considers him famous for vast knowledge of Pokémon, and has shown to get upset if someone, like Misty at one point, doesn't recognize it.


Tracey made his first appearance in The Lost Lapras where he intervened in between Ash's battle with three trainers, pointing out the qualities of the Pokémon he got from his observation. While his statements to the three trainer's Pokémon were negative, Ash's Pikachu was a positive review. After Ash defeats the trainers, Tracey joins Ash and Misty as they bring an injured Lapras to the Pokémon Center to get treated. He decides to join the two on their journey through the Orange Islands when he finds they have a connection to Professor Oak. After Lapras gets into perfect condition, he, Ash and Misty decide to bring it to the water. When Team Rocket appears and tries to snatch the Lapras, Tracey sends out his Venonat to help. Team Rocket is ultimately defeated and Lapras joins Ash's Pokémon team.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, he helps an elderly Scyther and forms a bond with it, and it willing decides to join his Pokémon team. It is also revealed in this episode that his favorite type of Pokémon is Bug-types.

Tracey with Misty and Daisy

Tracey with Misty and Daisy, in shock

When the group returned to Pallet Town after their adventures, Tracey learned that he would be meeting the "great" Professor Oak. This made Tracey nervous and shaky because he thought of Professor Oak as the most knowledgeable and greatest professor in the world. He even spent several minutes sorting out his sketches so he would see which ones Professor Oak would like. When he finally met Professor Oak, he gave him all of his sketches and watched him intently to see what his reaction was. At the end of the episode, Professor Oak revealed that he loved Tracey's sketches and thinks that he is a wonderful artist. Tracey then told Ash and Misty that he would no longer be traveling with them and that he would be staying with Professor Oak and become his pupil from now on. Ash and Misty were shocked and saddened for a moment because they wanted Tracey to join them and Brock through Johto, but it was understood what Tracey wanted.

Since then, Tracey usually makes appearances whenever Ash visits Pallet Town or calls Professor Oak.

He was mentioned in Crisis from the Underground Up! by Professor Oak because he was going to give Ash some advice for the Nimbasa Gym. He was together with Professor Oak onscreen in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!. He was later mentioned in The Dream Continues! by Ash, who was wondering where he was. Professor Oak said he was visiting Misty in Cerulean City, bumming Ash out that he missed him again.

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Tracey Venonat
Venonat is one Tracey's Pokémon that he used during his travels. He often uses him to search for something due to his excellent eyesight.
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Tracey Marill
Marill is one of Tracey's Pokémon. She is often used during searches due to her extremely acute hearing. She is also the mother of Misty's Azurill.
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Tracey Scyther
Scyther was Tracey's most recent capture. He is old and has trouble fighting longer than a few minutes, causing him to be defeated by a younger Scyther who then exiled him from the group.


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Tracey Dodrio
In the episode, The Lost Lapras, Tracey sits in a review of a Dodrio. He leaves it in his Poké Ball.

Voice Actors

  • English: Ted Lewis (Season 2 - 8, Movie 2 - 3, Pokémon Chronicles) (4kids)
  • EnglishCraig Blair (Season 9) (PUSA/TAJ)
  • Japanese: Tomokazu Seki
  • Dutch: Martin van den Dam † (season 2)
  • Dutch: Rolf Koster (season 3 - 9)
  • Italian: Patrizio Prata
  • Greek: Loucas Fragoulis


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