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レンジ Renji
Ren in Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Anime debut Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
English voice actor Billy Kametz
Japanese voice actor Noriaki Kanze

Ren (Japanese: レンジ Renji) is a recurring character in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He is one of Professor Cerise's assistants.



In There's a New Kid in Town!, it was revealed that Ren had been helping Professor Cerise since he was a student, trying to do research on Yamper. However, Chloe disapproved of this and was always angry with him. Because of that, Ren always tried to research Yamper during times when Chloe was not around.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Ren debuted in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, where he attended the opening of Cerise Laboratory. He later saw Professor Oak and Delia off as they returned to Pallet Town. In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, he apologized for being late due to a traffic jam caused by an outbreak of Ivysaur.

In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Ren was the first to be attacked by the Gengar who had been terrorizing the lab.


Ren is skilled despite his unkempt appearance. He appears to be knowledgeable about Pokémon, which was best displayed when he explained the Dratini evolutionary family to Ash and Goh.

He also seems to be afraid of paranormal activities and ghosts, including Gengar. Moreover, he believed Goh's claims regarding Gengar's curse. In How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm?, it's revealed that he has been uncomfortable with such activities from the time when he was Cerise's student along with Laxton.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, it's revealed that he helps Goh with his school studies.


This listing is of Ren's known Pokémon in the anime:

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Magnemite, nicknamed Francois (Japanese:フランソワーズ Françoise) helped Ren when the power was cut at the Cerise Laboratory in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!. After encountering a Gengar inside, Francois alerted Professor Cerise and Chrysa to Ren's location.

Francois reappeared in A Rollicking Roll… with Ren, researching an incident involving a large ball of Gulpin in Vermilion City.

Francois reappeared in Sleuths for Truth!, when Inspector Decker checked all of the Electric-type Pokémon at Cerise Laboratory against an eyewitness drawing of a culprit involved in the theft of electricity.

Francois's only known move is Thunder Wave*.

Debut Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 観世智顕 Noriaki Kanze
English Billy Kametz
Finnish Jon-Jon Geitel
European French Xavier Percy
Indonesian Rahmad Ilmanto
Korean 김민주 Kim Minjoo
Polish Przemysław Niedzielski
Brazilian Portuguese Cafi Balloussier
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Sergio Liébana


Language Name Origin
Japanese レンジ Renji Possibly from 蓮 ren (lotus), orange, or 妙蓮寺駅 Myōrenji-eki (Myōrenji Station, a train station in Yokohama located one stop away from Kikuna Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line.
English, French, Italian Ren Similar to his Japanese name and from 蓮 ren (Japanese for lotus)
German René Similar to his English name
Dutch Rens Similar to his English name
Korean 렌지 Renji Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 蓮司 Liánsī From the Japanese name 蓮司 Renji. Contains 蓮 lián (lotus).
Brazilian Portuguese Renê Similar to his English name

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeonDanikaQuillonGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyGranbullPichu BrothersDelibirdLarvitarLake guardiansMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminRotom PhonesPelipperDrone RotomRecurring wild Pokémon

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