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* Coincidentally, Alder has a few similarities with {{tc|Cipher Admin}} [[Dakim]], both having spiky red hair and wearing a necklace of Poké Balls.
 
* Coincidentally, Alder has a few similarities with {{tc|Cipher Admin}} [[Dakim]], both having spiky red hair and wearing a necklace of Poké Balls.
 
* While he does not specialize in any specific type, three of his six Pokémon are {{type2|Bug}}.
 
* While he does not specialize in any specific type, three of his six Pokémon are {{type2|Bug}}.
** This is more Pokémon with types in common than any other Champion without a type theme.
 
 
* Alder is the only Champion whose identity as the regional Champion is revealed before the {{player}} challenges him in the Pokémon League.
 
* Alder is the only Champion whose identity as the regional Champion is revealed before the {{player}} challenges him in the Pokémon League.
* Shown in his artwork, Alder carries nine Poké Balls with him. <!--due to him not understanding the [[Pokémon storage system]].-->
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* Shown in his artwork, Alder carries at least nine Poké Balls with him. <!--due to him not understanding the [[Pokémon storage system]].-->
   
 
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Alder
アデク Adeku
Black White Alder.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Red and orange
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Champion
Generation V
Games Black and White
Champion of Pokémon League (Unova)
Anime debut BW034
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka

Alder (Japanese: アデク Adeku) is the Champion of the Unova region's Elite Four in Pokémon Black and White.

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White, Alder appears as the Champion of Unova. The player meets him on Route 5 where he is seen with Cheren, whom he is telling what is important about being a Champion. He appears at several points in the game to help the player put a stop to the plans of Team Plasma, Ghetsis and N. During the first time the player challenges the Pokémon League, Alder battles N but is defeated, so the player battle N instead.

In the past, Alder's starter Pokémon died of illness, and in despair over not being able to save it, he began traveling around aimlessly. Before his partner's death, the two of them madly pursued strength, much in the way of Cheren. The identity of this Pokémon is never mentioned. However, it seems its death changed the way Alder looks at life. Also, Ghetsis's dialogue suggests that he may not have actually won the title of Champion, instead being requested by the Pokémon League to take the position.

Pokémon



Quotes

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Pokémon Black and White

Route 5

"Oh! Why, if it isn't Elesa! Aren't festivals grand? Life should be enjoyed!"
"I heard that remark. You're quite a judgmental young person, are you not? My name is Alder. I'm the Unova Pokémon League's Champion. Pleased to make your acquaintance. For your information, I'm not goofing off. I'm on a voyage. I know every corner of Unova."
"Hm. Traveling with a goal in mind is a commendable thing. And what do you plan to do after becoming the Champion?"
"Hmm. Becoming stronger... Becoming stronger, you say... Is that alone enough of a goal? Hmmm. It's not that I'm trying to say your way of thinking is wrong... In my travels, I've helped many people learn to love Pokémon. I think that's important, too. If you play with those children, you might gain more of an understanding. Will you two have a Pokémon battle with those two? Hey you two. Come here for a moment."
"Nicely done! You didn't win, but that was a good battle. Your Pokémon looked like they were having fun. Young man, if there are people like you who pursue strength, there are also people who are happy just being with Pokémon. There are many different people and many different answers. When it comes to what a Champion should be, you and I may hold differing views, but so be it! Give it some thought."
"It's tremendous that people and Pokémon, each so different, can acknowledge each other and be together!"

Twist Mountain

"That was a fine Pokémon battle! I'm happy to see that you are both growing as Trainers!"
"Oh, honestly, Cheren. Just accept the compliment without stinging remark. I've asked you this before, but what do you plan to do after becoming strong?"
"Hmmm... You remind me of Marshal. Of course, having something you want to become is important. But what is even more important is what you do with your newfound power. Anyway, take this! Here--you, too. If you use the move Surf, you can travel over water. I shall see you again, young Trainers. Don't forget about the needs of the Pokémon at your side!"

Dragonspiral Tower

"Yes! Yes, there are!"
"No time for chitchat! Those violent flashes of lightning that shot from the tower...B/That fearsome column of fire that shot from the tower...W That Pokémon has the power to destroy the world! If it's on Team Plasma's side, and Team Plasma tells everyone to release their Pokémon... No matter whether it comes from fear or admiration... The world can't help but change. It will become a world where we are separated from Pokémon..."
"If I remember the myth, Zekrom's powerful electricityB/Reshiram's fiery breathW, along with the other Pokémon, devastated ancient Unova in an instant. Even knowing that, N is still wanting to awaken the other?!"
"Miss, you are a very kind person. Still, I don't know if other Pokémon will be able to stand up to it. Because, no matter what, it is a legendary being... I don't like the idea of taking orders from N, but searching for the dragon--the stone--might not be a bad plan. We certainly can't let Team Plasma reawaken both of them! Since I've traveled all over Unova, I have an idea of where it might be. Let's head to the Relic Castle. <Player>, everyone, I'm going!"

Relic Castle

"You two. Come here... Come to my side."
"Release them, you say? Do the Pokémon who live with their Trainers actually want that? Is the liberation you talk about really just stealing Pokémon from people?"
"I won't lose! I'll fight for all Trainers who love their Pokémon, and for all Pokémon who believe in their Trainers!"
"So you stayed behind to just tell me that? Just to make a fool of me?"
"Hmmm... It seems my only choice is to return to the Pokémon League and battle N. But it bothers me to do exactly what Ghetsis wants... More importantly, what should we do about the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW? Yes...that's a good idea. It's hard to breathe in here!"

Desert Resort

"What could that guy called N possibly want? Could he be trying to prove he is right by winning the battle of the two dragons?"
"I could hear Professor Juniper's voice from clear over here! Seems like something big is happening. I wonder what is waiting at the museum in Nacrene City. I'll go on ahead!"

Nacrene City

"Wait a moment, <player>!"
"If you take this Light StoneB/Dark StoneW, that means you'll be the one to battle N if anything happens to me. Are you really OK with that?"
Yes: "I understand. You are determined to take on this duty. Then, here it is. Prepare yourself. Be strong."
No: "So, you're just going to allow N to fulfill his plans for a new world? A world where Pokémon and Trainers are separated?"
No:: "I understand. You are determined to take on this duty. Then, here it is. Prepare yourself. Be strong."
Yes: "Still, I must ask you... Sincerely, I must ask you... Take this stone. Just in case it's needed!"
No: "Still, I must ask you... Sincerely, I must ask you... Take this stone. Just in case it's needed!"
Yes: "I am deeply sorry. I wish I didn't have to burden you. This world of ours, where Pokémon and people live together... Please... If anything happens to me, protect it!"
"..."
"Ah-hah. We've got those two. <Player>!"
"Go to Opelucid City. The Gym Leader of that city uses Dragon-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader could know something. I'll go ahead and wait for you there! Until then!"

Opelucid City

"Hello, <player>. This way."
"Ghetsis... What a liar. Desperately trying to con everyone with his speech."
"Let's go, <player>!"
"It's been a while, Iris and Drayden."
"Briefly, my request is this. Tell us about the legendary Dragon-type Pokémon!"
"Yes! That Trainer called N apparently told <player> here to search for the other Dragon-type Pokémon!"
"That's right, Iris. The ones who make Pokémon battle are the Trainers... And it's so the Trainers and the Pokémon can get to know each other better.""
"I'm going to the Pokémon League. No, I guess in this case I should say I'm "returning" to the Pokémon League! Of course, I'll defeat N! I'll teach him about the beauty of this world, where Pokémon and Trainers live together in harmony! Also, <player>, I'll await your arrival. Once you've obtained the Opelucid Badge, come to the League! The Opelucid Gym Leader is tough. Take care!"
"Farewell. I'm counting on you, Drayden and Iris!"

Celestial Tower

"..."
"My old partner is resting here in the Celestial Tower. It was the first Pokémon I received when I became a Trainer. I come here to ring the bell and comfort its spirit."
"It was a strong Pokémon. It was courageous, noble, and kind... Together, we madly pursued strength... Without even knowing the meaning of strength."
"But, in the same way that all stories have a beginning and an end, all lives have an end, as well... It was then that I understood that strength isn't something that remains unchanged forever. However, the joy one feels in being with Pokémon--that is the real thing. In order to spread the word, I left the Pokémon League and kept traveling... That's right! Traveling is wonderful. I've met many different Pokémon, many different Trainers, and now I've met all of you. There are many more Trainers and Pokémon to encounter in the world! <Player>! Go out and meet as many of them as you can!"
"Well, <player>, I'll be waiting for you at the Pokémon League!"

Initial Champion Battle

  • Before battle
"I am grateful for what you did about N. I don't know what he's thinking now, but I'm sure he realizes that different people and Pokémon have their own paths to follow. Say now, how about a match with the strongest Trainer in the Unova region?"
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"If that is the move you chose after serious consideration, that's fine!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Woooo! Your inexhaustible fighting spirit! Impressive!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Am I being overpowered?! This is nothing! I will overpower you!"
  • When defeated
"After the battle, a fresh wind blew through my heart... Use the battle with me as a stepping stone and move forward!"
  • After being defeated
"Well done! You certainly are an unmatched talent! Come with me!"

Rematch

  • Before battle
"I've really been looking forward to deciding who's the strongest Pokémon Trainer in the Unova region! Kiai!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"If that is the move you chose after serious consideration, that's fine!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Woooo! Your inexhaustible fighting spirit! Impressive!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Am I being overpowered?! This is nothing! I will overpower you!"
  • When defeated
"After the battle, a fresh wind blew through my heart... Use the battle with me as a stepping stone and move forward!"
  • After being defeated
"Well done! You certainly are an unmatched talent! Come with me!"

Sprites

Spr BW Alder.png VSAlder.png
Alder's sprite from
Generation V
Alder's VS sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Alder in Trip's flashback

Alder made his debut in BW034 during a flashback of Trip's childhood. He was battling a Trainer in the middle of town with his Bouffalant as Trip spectated in awe. After the battle, the Champion approached the child and allowed him to pet and feed Bouffalant. He then inspired Trip to train hard when he got older, and the two shook hands.

Bouffalant
Bouffalant
Alder's Bouffalant was shown in a battle during Trip's childhood.

Bouffalant's only known move is Head Charge.

Debut BW034
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake

In the manga

File:Alder Pocket Monsters BW.png
Alder in Pocket Monsters BW

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Alder has appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Pokémon Black and White, Alder speaks in old-fashioned Japanese.
  • Alder is the only regional Champion that can only be battled after the main storyline is completed. This is due to N's activities preventing the battle the player would have with Alder after beating the Elite Four.
  • Coincidentally, Alder has a few similarities with Cipher Admin Dakim, both having spiky red hair and wearing a necklace of Poké Balls.
  • While he does not specialize in any specific type, three of his six Pokémon are Template:Type2.
  • Alder is the only Champion whose identity as the regional Champion is revealed before the player challenges him in the Pokémon League.
  • Shown in his artwork, Alder carries at least nine Poké Balls with him.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アデク Adeku From アデク adeku, Syzygium buxifolium.
English Alder Possibly from alder moth, which makes a reference to his Volcarona. May also be from alder, whose leaves are consumed by numerous species of butterflies and moths. The name origin of alder and its Latin name Alnus are also from the Proto-Indo-European root el- (red, brown). Red alder is also one of the largest species of the Alnus genus.
French Goyah Possibly from ゴーヤー goya, a name for the bitter melon.
German Lauro Likely from Laurus. May also be a reference to the laurel wreath.
Italian Nardo Possibly from Nardostachys (spikenard).
Spanish Mirto From mirto, Myrtus (myrtle). In ancient Greece, myrtle crowns were given to champions who accomplished a deed without violence, such as Olympic champions.
Korean 노간주 No Ganju Possibly from 노 (老) no, (aged; experienced), and 간주 (看做) ganju, (regard). May also refer to 주 (朱) ju, vermilion.


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