Drake (Japanese: ユウジ Yuuji) is the leader of the Orange Crew and accepts challenges from Pokémon trainers who manage to obtain four Gym Badges from Gym Leaders in the Orange Islands.



Pokémon the Series: The Beginning

Drake, as the head gym leader in the Orange Islands, is the one trainers go up against once they've obtained four Gym Badges in the Orange Islands Pokémon League. If a trainer beats him, they and their pokémon get put in the Orange Island Hall of Fame.

Until Ash came along and beat Drake, the latter was starting to become rather bored on Pummelo Island, because Drake hadn't battled a decent trainer in a really long time, and thus no one has beaten him in a Pokémon Battle for a while. Drake wondered if anyone could actually beat him and his prized Pokémon, Dragonite.

After Ash had won the battle against Drake, he called out all of his Pokémon that participated in the battle on the stage as Drake presented him with the Winner's Trophy. Afterwards, Ash, Pikachu, Tauros, Lapras, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charizard all had their handprints set in stone to be remembered in the Orange Island Hall of Fame.


The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Drake (ETP)


On hand

Episode appearances

Episode Title
TB113 Hello, Pummelo!
TB114 Enter The Dragonite
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