Drew (Japanese: Shū) is a Pokémon Coordinator and May's greatest rival. His hometown is LaRousse City and he first appeared in Now That's Flower Power!.


May and her friends met Drew while she practiced with her Beautifly on a beach near Slateport City in Now That's Flower Power!. Despite his cutting remarks and attitude, which tend to anger May, he is not a villain and teases May simply to push her into becoming a better coordinator. Drew's skill has been a continuous inspiration for May on her quest to be a Top Coordinator.

In his first battle against May, he pitted his Roselia up against her Beautifly. May managed to gain the edge, much to Drew's shock, but the match was cut short by Team Rocket.

Later on, in Win, Lose or Drew!, his Roselia won against Beautifly in the Slateport City Contest, but Drew ultimately ended up losing to Robert and his Milotic in the final round.

Drew returned in Pros and Con Artists, competing in the Fallarbor Town Contest, where May discovered he now has three contest ribbons. Before the contest began, Drew had his Roselia battle Ash, pitting him against Taillow. Drew and Roselia emerged victorious. During the contest, he battled against Grace, but lost to her Medicham. At the end of the competition, Drew congratulates May on her victory by giving her a rose. The gesture of handing a rose to May is repeated in other episodes and is seen by some fans as a hint toward a romantic relationship between them.

In A Fan with a Plan, Drew was assaulted by a fan club in the Pokémon Center in Rubello Town. Before the contest, May sees Drew practicing outside with his new Pokémon, Masquerain. Drew wins his fourth ribbon using his Roselia in the appeals round and his Masquerain in the battle round. While watching a different Roselia, May is reminded of their rivalry.

Notably, Drew is runner-up in the Hoenn Grand Festival, having defeated May in the quarterfinals with his Flygon and Roselia, but losing to Robert in the finals.

In Going for Choke!, he helps Ash, Brock, and Max out of traps and tricks prepared by Team Rocket and Harley.

Drew also revealed in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya that he had been training an Absol for the Kanto Grand Festival. During the quarterfinals of the festival, he lost to May, who was ultimately defeated by Solidad.

In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing, he reveals that he will travel to Johto to participate in contests there.


Like Ash's main rival in the original series, Gary, Drew is portrayed as being confident, critical, and popular among his supporters, though he isn't as overly insulting as Gary was. Though May and Drew remain rivals throughout the series, Drew becomes less insulting and disrespectful towards May and more kind and friendly as time goes on. His signature greeting is flicking his hair in a charming manner and can usually be seen with a rose in his hand.

In the Kanto Contests, Drew is often seen even at contests in which he is not competing. It is hinted that he comes to support May.

In Kanto, Drew may have develop feelings for May. Drew keeps blushing after people say that Drew likes May or something similar, even after he denys it.


Region Number of Ribbons
Hoenn Won 5 ribbons
Kanto Won 5 ribbons
Johto Unknown
  • He was runner-up to Robert in the Hoenn Grand Festival and was among the top eight in the Kanto Grand Festival, losing to May. Although he has yet to achieve his goal of Top Coordinator, he is regarded as one of the best coordinators.


On Hand

Pokémon Information
Drew's Roserade
It's first appearance with was under Drew's command. Believed to be his first PokémonRoselia evolved off screen. But by the time May reached Sinnoh, Drew's Roselia had evolved into Roserade. It was seen behind Drew, Harley and Solidad, watching the Wallace Cup. His Roserade used Petal DanceSolarBeam, and other moves.
Roselia → Roserade


Pokémon Information
Drew's Masquerain
No one knows when he caught it. It first appeared in the Rubello Town double contest. It is very beautiful and often used in the first round. It used BubbleIce BeamSilver Wind, and Hidden Power, among others.


Pokémon Information
Drew's Flygon
Its first appearance was in the Hoenn Grand Festival to battle May. Drew claims to have spent a great time specially training it for the festival.
Flygon is one of Drew's strongest Pokémon.


Pokémon Information
Drew's Absol
No one knows when Absol was captured. Like Flygon, it was revealed in the Kanto Grand Festival where it fought against May.


Pokémon Information
Drew's Butterfree
It is unknown when Butterfree was captured but it was revealed at the end of the ninth season in a contest battle against May. It is very beautiful and has impressive combinations with Roselia.


  • Drew, along with 3 others of the main rivals (GaryPaul and Trip) all have their Japanese names start with "Sh-". Gary is Shigeru, Drew is Shuu, Paul is Shinji and Trip is Shooti.
  • Aside from his Flygon, Drew's team are related to nature in one way or another, including Absol.
  • His hometown, somewhat sounds like Rose, one of his Pokémon is a grass-type, and he usually holds a rose.


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