Liam Ketchum

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Liam Ketchum is an experienced Pokémon Trainer and prior owner of the Viridian City Gym before it was temporarily handed into the care of Agatha Muirne.

Liam's means of employment keep him distanced from his family for large periods of time. Due to this, his son knows very little about him, yet still holds Liam in high regard.

He is very proud of his family and highly protective of them, keeping a constant watch over Ash.





Liam is a skilled Pokemon Trainer and an excellent strategist.




Liam has a fondness for cat Pokémon, and takes special care of the Persian he received from his wife. He also has a unique taste in outfits and decor.





Spoiler Warning - Major plot details may follow



Liam was born into unfortunate circumstances, with both his parents obtaining money by unsavoury means. Determined to move along a righteous path in life, Liam chose to pursue a course as a Pokémon Trainer - bypassing his mother's desperate attempts to make him work in Team Rocket, the organization she was currently running.

Shortly after Liam married Delia Rhodes, his father Theron left Hypatia to further establish himself as a Pokémon Hunter. With little concern over this unpredicted decision, Hypatia instead used it to her advantage by manipulating Liam's sense of justice.

By making her son feel guilty over his father's disappearance, Hypatia was able to reel Liam into becoming the new leader of Team Rocket. Liam took on the identity of 'Giovanni Mortego' and was steadily brainwashed by Hypatia, who used him as her puppet for several years before he finally retaliated.


Attempting to keep in touch with his family despite his new commitments, Liam would return to visit Pallet Town when his schedule permitted it. However, following a botched assassination attempt on him during an outing with his wife, son and Professor Oak's family, Liam decided to remain distanced.


During these years, Liam was primarily obsessed with matters of business and obtaining great material wealth. This later escalated into a desire for widespread power and control. It wasn't until his most greatest and deadly onslaught at Alia Summit, Tatto that Liam was finally brought to justice and denounced of his leadership position.




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Tomsk (Persian)









Cloyster (Sent for study)

Kingler (Sent for study)




Liam Ketchum


52 (in 2001)



Hometown ???, KA

Theron & Hypatia Ketchum (Parents)

Ash (Son)

Hillary (Sister)

Fisher (Brother)

Argent (Brother)

Reed (Nephew)

Class Pokemon Trainer