ケニヤン Kenyan
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
English voice actor Darren Dunstan
Japanese voice actor Tomohiro Waki

Stephan (Japanese: ケニヤン Kenyan) is a recurring character of the Pokémon anime and a rival of Ash that first debuted in Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!.




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

Stephan Blitzle

Stephan Zebstrika
Blitzle → Zebstrika
Main article: Stephan's Zebstrika

Stephan used Zebstrika as a Blitzle in a battle against Ash's Oshawott, but it kicked off Oshawott's scalchop, which ultimately caused the battle to be postponed. Blitzle re-battled him the next day after being powered up. It managed to destroy the stone scalchop that Cilan's Dwebble had made for him with Shock Wave. However, because of Oshawott's training with the heavy scalchop, Oshawott's speed increased dramatically. Blitzle was then defeated after they both crashed into a rock while their Flame Charge and Aqua Jet moves combined into a huge wave of steam.

In Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, it was revealed to have evolved into Zebstrika. Stephan also used it in his first battle in the Club Battle tournament against Bianca's Minccino in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!. Though hit by a barrage of DoubleSlap attacks, it defeated the Chinchilla Pokémon with Stomp and advanced its Trainer to the second round.

Zebstrika's known moves are Shock Wave, Flame Charge, Double Kick and Stomp

Debut Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Marc Thompson
Stephan Sawk
Main article: Stephan's Sawk

Sawk is the second Pokémon Stephan was revealed to have and make his debut in The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! where he was used to battle in the second round of the tournament.

Debut The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Sean Schemmel