Shigeki Morimoto
Shigeki Morimoto
Company Game Freak
Current Position Battle Design Lead
First game Mario & Wario
Latest game Pokémon Sun and Moon

Shigeki Morimoto is a programmer and designer for Game Freak. His main role is the Battle System Design Lead for the main Pokémon games. He has also designed a few Pokémon.

Game Works

Pokémon Designed

He designed a few Pokémon in the first 3 generations. These are the only confirmed ones.

Special Thanks


In Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black and White 2, he appears as a trainer in the Game Freak building in Castelia City where he will battle the player once a day. He requires the player to beat the champion before accepting the fight in Black and White and his team will change once the player does so in the sequels. He uses the veteran sprite.

He also appears in Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, where he can be fought in the Game Freak office in Heahea City. After beating him after the Pokémon League, he'll give you an Oval Charm. He also has special dialogue to certain Pokémon with a Game Boy Origin marking


Iwata Asks: Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

ONM: Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Interview

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