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And welcome again to "Hyun's pocket TV"
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And Today, this is the NPC Spotlight, featuring Looker, the International Policeman.
His name in Japanese means Handsome.
Looker is a member of the International Police, aka the Global Police. We only know two members of this police. One is looker, and the other one... You probably think you never saw him. Yet, you probably did. He appeared in Red/Blue/Green, and also in their remake.Dun dun duuuuuuun
We first encounter Looker in the Platinum Version. He speaks with a weird grammar, showing that he is indeed a foreigner. (Strangely, this isn't the case in japan.)
While we meet him all around the place and the region with his trustworthy Croagunk, he is mostly here to capture the leader of the Team Galaxy: Charon.
He is quite the professionnal in terms of disguise: Wether it is a team galaxy grunt, a smashable rock,or even your mom in Black and White, he sure is skilled.
He appear and have a major role in the side quest of XY, the Looker Bureau.
However, this is where we learn that his pokemon died in a previous case. (This might be the subject of a theory later on.)
In the end of the sidequest, he leaves the region, giving the "Looker" Codename to the player, promising he will ever be his partner.
But it seems that something didn't turn out well: In ORAS, after the league, in the Battle Resort, we meet an amnesic Looker, who forgot everything about who he is and what he had to do. Is this the end of Looker in the games? Only time will tell.
In the Anime, Looker is still a master of disguise.
Looker in this picture is the left tree behind the Hiker. Just kidding, it's Ash. No seriously, he's the Hiker.
In the next episodes of the anime, while looking for the Team Plasma. He even convinced the Team Rocket to help him, thanks to the lunchboxes he offered to them when they were starving. This simple gift of lunchboxes earned him an extreme loyalty and the nickname of "Boxed-Lunch guy". They even helped him during the final fight against Team Plasma!
In the manga, it's not different. He is helping in the D/P/P events and in the BW events. He is known to use his Croagunk, and a lot of gadgets, wich are most of the time not very effective or not working.