30 Jun 2021 1:38 PM +00:00

Who Are Ingo and Emmet in Pokemon Masters?

The latest Pokemon Masters update introduced Ingo and Emmet as playable characters through the Poke Fair scout, but the two also feature in their own debut storyline All Aboard the Victory Train.

So who are these two almost robotic-looking characters and have they been in any Pokemon games before?

As is with the case of 99% of Pokemon Masters characters, both Ingo and Emmet have absolutely appeared in the franchise in the past. In fact, they're some of the toughest trainers around.

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So where did these two first show up? And what are they doing on Pasio?

The History of Ingo and Emmet in the Pokemon Franchise

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Ingo and Emmet talking to the main characters of the Pokemon anime.
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Credit: Pokemon Fandom wiki

Ingo and Emmet star in the All Aboard the Victory Train story event that kicked off on June 29 in Pokemon Masters.

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With both sharing moves starting with All Aboard and their massive hats, it isn't difficult to see the connections between Ingo and Emmet's obvious love of trains.

That's because both Ingo and Emmet share the title of Subway Boss in the Generation 5 games Pokemon Black and White.

They're the leaders of the Battle Subway—a facility that acts as Unova's version of the Battle Tower, or a smaller version of the Battle Frontier found in Kanto.

You can even spot them toward the end of the Pokemon 25th Anniversary music video GOTCHA! on a billboard to the left.

An Ingo and Emmet cameo appearance in the GOTCHA Pokemon music video.
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Ingo and Emmet in the Pokemon Manga

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In the Pokemon Adventures manga, Ingo and Emmet make a brief appearance, where they use the Battle Subway to help new trainer White learn to battle, and we learn that the two were hired simply due to their strength.

Hurrying her to complete the 20 battles needed to challenge Emmet, Ingo has to drag his brother away to let White train in peace.

When they finally get to battle, with Ingo acting as battle referee, the challenge ends in a draw.

They take White and her friend Bianca to Castelia City, and White heads back to the Subway to train further before eventually parting ways with the twins.

Ingo and Emmet in the Pokemon Anime

In the Anime, Ingo and Emmet made several appearances across a number of episodes helping Ash and his crew find out who had been tampering with the train tracks, retrieving stolen Pokemon, and finding another trainer's lost Axew.

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Eventually, Ash and Cilan were able to challenge Ingo and Emmet to a Tag Battle, where the twins used their synchronized battle strategy to win.

In other episode and movies (including Genesect and the Legend Awakened) the two appeared in flashbacks, fantasies, and as mere cameos.

What Pokemon Do Ingo and Emmet Use?

Though they're limited to just one in Pokemon Masters, both Ingo and Emmet use some of their strongest Pokemon from the main games.

Across the various battles you can have with the two in Pokemon Black and White, Ingo and Emmet have been know to use the following Pokemon:

In the Main Games

  • Excadrill
  • Haxorus
  • Chandelure
  • Eelektross
  • Gurdurr
  • Boldore
  • Archeops
  • Galvantula
  • Durant
  • Garbador
  • Klinklang
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In Pokemon Masters

In Pokemon Masters, Ingo is limited to his Excadrill, leaving Emmet to use Archeops. They use the No Brakes Drill Run and Full Speed Stone Edge moves respectively.

Who Voices Ingo and Emmet in Pokemon Masters?

Emmet

In the odd anime appearance, Emmet has been voiced by Wayne Grayson in English and Kiyotaka Furushima in Japanese.

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Wayne has voiced numerous other characters in the Pokemon franchise; from Lance and Karl to Team Flare Grunts and Professor Alden.

Outside of Pokemon, he's the voice of Joey Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh, Eneru and Yosaku in One Piece, and Michelangelo in numerous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles properties.

As for Kiyotaka Furushima, he has voiced Pokemon like Talonflame, Lucario, Sneasel and Charizard. Outside of that, he voiced Charibert in Final Fantasy XIV, Conon in Suikoden, and Kenji Yamashita in Bleach.

Ingo

Ingo has been voiced in the past by Marc Diraison in English and Kensuke Sato in Japanese.

Marc has voiced trainers like Clayton, Tyson, and Riley, and also played roles in other anime like Re:Zero (as Young Wilhelm), Akihiki Kayaba in Sword Art Online and Roronoa Zolo in One Piece.

Like the rest, Kensuke Sato has Pokemon like Luxray, Diance and Mega Charizard. In other shows, he has been Neutrophil 2048 in Cells at Work! Mr. Plastic in My Hero Academia, and President Soreta in Yokai Watch.