Tracey Sketchit
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Tracey Sketchit

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Tracey Sketchit with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Pokemon

Tracey Sketchit is a Pokemon watcher and the assistant of Professor Oak. Tracey loves to sketch drawings of Pokemon and he also has a broad knowledge about Pokemon. Tracey admires Professor Oak and it was a dream come true to be accepted as an assistant. During the adventures in the Orange Islands Tracey was Ash Ketchum's traveling companion along with Misty. It was during this season that he replace Brock.

When the producers of the Pokemon anime realized that Pokemon would air in international countries, they were worried that some viewers may perceive Brock as a racist character; since he rarely ever opens his eyes. So they wrote Brock out of the story with the intention he would stay with Professor Ivy permanently and at long last be happy with a woman who loved him. However when fans expressed how much they missed Brock and no one complained about any racism, the producers brought Brock back for the adventures in Johto and had Tracey stay with Professor Oak.

In the English dub version of the Pokemon anime by 4Kids Entertainment, Tracey was originally voiced by Ted Lewis. After 4Kids lost the license for the anime, Craig Blair instead voiced the role for his appearance in the episode "Home is Where the Start Is".
Created by Jackson_H on Jan 25 2010
Pokemon (1998)
Tracey SketchitCraig Blair
Craig Blair
Pokemon (1998)
Tracey SketchitTed Lewis
Ted Lewis


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said at 12:43 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
Ted Lewis. Craig Blair sounds really forced.
said at 5:43 AM on Fri Mar 23 2018
Ted Lewis was perfect for Tracey making him very likable and down to Earth.

Although he's a little better here than Giovanni Craig Blair sounds rather breathy and forced causing his performance to fall rather flat.
said at 10:48 AM on Sat Aug 26 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Ted Lewis: Lewis displayed the most emotion and he made Tracey an interesting character. In Chronicles Tracey had more screentime and Lewis still did a splendid job, especially when Tracey was angry.
2, Craig Blair: Blair sounds a tad too generic and breathy. His Giovanni was a passable but this was a miscast.
said at 9:57 PM on Wed Jan 25 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Ted Lewis
Mild-mannered and polite Tracey is a far cry from the villains he is associated with, but he delivered a great performance nonetheless. He made the character very distinctive from Brock and Ted's performance honestly made me kind of like him(even if Brock is still my favourite male travelling companion).
2. Craig Blair
Too breathy and it kind of falls flat. As generic as Tracey's character is, at least Ted was able to make him likeable. Craig made him even more bland and generic. But I think it's more of the voice direction that is to blame for this.
said at 10:48 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Ted Lewis nuff said.
said at 3:14 PM on Thu Nov 3 2016
@wdf1 Same. But Blair isn't that bad.
said at 11:35 AM on Sun Oct 23 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Ted Lewis was excellent as Tracey: he really made him a likable and down to Earth character. As generic as the character himself was, Ted's performance was very fitting.

Craig Blair is just too breathy and forced to me in the role: his performance didn't sound natural at all.
said at 9:34 AM on Sun Oct 23 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
They have a pretty similar take on good ol' Tracey! However. Ted's performance is MUCH stronger overall. So I'll be voting for him!
said at 2:53 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Tracey isn't that memorable of a character but Ted Lewis definitely played him really well and gives him so much more personality than if he didn't.

Craig Blair sounds like a total wimp and almost exactly like Chuck Power's Yugi in the Odex dub of Yu-Gi-Oh!. O_O

my vote goes to Ted Lewis.
said at 9:12 AM on Sat Nov 14 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Lewis was good enough for the character, though rather generic (but then, Tracey as a whole is bland, so that fits perfectly), and Blair was basically an older version of Lewis suffering from asthma attacks.
Skeeter Mania
said at 6:07 PM on Tue Mar 22 2016
@Dr.Who If Tracey were to appear (which I think is rather unlikely), do you think Lewis would reprise his role like he did with Giovanni?
said at 12:29 PM on Wed Mar 23 2016
@Skeeter Mania
Yes, I believe so...which actually kind of upsets me in a way...
said at 10:05 PM on Fri Sep 4 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Ted Lewis (Ed Paul): Natural sounding and perfect for a Pokémon artist. He even has some good work when Tracy is angry the way he said "I choose Scyther. Go! Take to the Sky!" was a good example of his acting.
2. Craig Blair: A hit ad miss here, his Giovanni voice was great but this here is way off.
said at 6:48 AM on Tue Jan 27 2015
 1 Shout Out!
And Craig sounds like he has asthma here
said at 6:47 AM on Tue Jan 27 2015
To be honest I do not like Craig Blair's version at all despite the fact most feel it sounds similar to Ted Lewis it sounds pretty weak
said at 4:15 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
Ted Lewis made Tracey, an otherwise fairly forgettable and bland character, stand out a bit more and he was fairly good in the role. Not too memorable or anything, but he did Tracey fairly well given the character's nature. 9/10

Craig Blair was okay, actually: not good, but not bad, either. As Galactic_Cyrus has said, Tracey himself is a fairly bland character, so it fits well enough. He certainly had some awkward delivery of his lines and the acting was pretty artificial when compared to Ted Lewis' Tracey, but it's average. 7/10
said at 8:57 PM on Mon Aug 11 2014
@Savate I thought he had potential but the few number of eps and the fact it's around the time the series is about to show a waste of potential from less influence from Takeshi Shudo is beginning to show hampers him

That said I think Craig sounds a bit odd
said at 1:02 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
Ted Lewis. Tracy is my favorite character
said at 1:49 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Ted Lewis makes Tracey a bit more enjoyable than he would be otherwise, but unlike with Giovanni, I don't think Craig Blair was that bad in the role. He sounds sort of bland, but that's exactly what Tracy is, so it fits. XD
said at 2:49 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
Ted Lewis. Very happy that TPCi let him come back as Giovanni as well. He will be Tracey in all future vocal appearances as Craig Blair has departed the franchise. This will make Tracey the first (and possibly, the only) main cast member to regain his original English voice actor.
said at 11:06 PM on Sat Jul 27 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Ted Lewis. Final. Period. Craig Blair messed up with Tracey worse than Giovanni. Since Craig Blair is no longer with Pokemon USA, I bet there's a chance for Ted Lewis to do the voice of Tracey again.
said at 9:21 AM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@Legacyman Wow, really? I hope so!
said at 8:54 AM on Sat Aug 17 2013
@Skyler24 I hope so too. If it does happen, Tracey would probably be the first main character to get his first actor back. Hopefully, it will happen.
said at 12:52 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Ted Lewis is most fitting of the two. Craig Blair is very good as well, but a bit high pitched and forced.
said at 12:12 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
Never heard the Japanese voice for him so at the moment I'm gonna only mention these two
1 Ted Lewis-I find there's a charm to his voice
2 Craig Blair
said at 12:13 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
Ted Lewis will always be Tracey!
said at 2:22 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
 6 Shout Outs!
Ted gave Tracey his own personality which unfortunately can't be reproduce by a replacement actor
said at 2:13 PM on Mon May 14 2012
 1 Shout Out!
said at 11:08 AM on Fri Jan 27 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Craig Blair has actually left Pokemon it's because they have recasted his roles
Mr. Contesta went back to Mike Pollock
Mr Sukizo is now voiced by Jimmy Zoppi
Giovanni is now voiced by Ted Lewis again
said at 2:01 PM on Sun Feb 5 2012
@MatthewC17 Also I find Ted Lewis more natural sounding
said at 3:40 PM on Mon Jan 25 2010
 1 Shout Out!
I liked them both.
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