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Barry (game)

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Barry
ジュン Jun
Platinum Barry.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Male
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Palmer (father), unnamed mother
Trainer class Trainer, Rival
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Anime counterpart Barry
Counterpart debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Manga counterpart(s) Pearl

Barry (Japanese: ジュン Jun) is the rival character in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

The character Pearl from the Pokémon Adventures manga is based on Barry. A version of the character also appears in the Pokémon DP manga.

This particular rival also appears on the Rival card in the Diamond & Pearl and Secret Wonders expansions of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

In the games

Barry, like the player, lives in Twinleaf Town and is also the player's childhood friend (and soon-to-be rival). Barry is always in a hurry and extremely impatient, and because of this, often crashes into other people (usually demanding a fine from them) or misses important details. It is revealed in the beginning of Platinum, he gets distracted very easily.

Barry is incredibly determined and it is very difficult to discourage him; the only thing that has done this so far was his crushing loss to the Team Galactic Commander, Jupiter at Lake Acuity, although this defeat lead to a major positive change in Barry's character, causing him to become slightly more serious, realistic, and mature. He is also quite the braggart, often boasting about his battling prowess or how cool his Pokémon are. Barry does have a soft side however, as seen after the wild Starly attack.

Barry is also one to take risks and quickly jump into action; it was this behavior that caused the player and himself to be attacked by wild Starly, setting off the chain reaction that would result in the player receiving his/her first Pokémon.

After becoming the Sinnoh League Champion, the player can find him training at Stark Mountain during the week, and at the Fight Area on weekends in Diamond and Pearl, ready to battle. He can be found at the Survival Area every day in Platinum but he can only be battled on weekends. He desires to get into the Battleground, even asking Crasher Wake's help. Unlike the player and Lucas/Dawn, Barry did not receive a Pokédex, due to him rushing out of Professor Rowan's lab before Rowan could give him one.

His father is Palmer, one of the Sinnoh Battle Frontier's five Frontier Brains. Barry wants to be like him, which is the reason he is so determined and trains hard.

File:Jun.png File:RivalPlatinum.gif
Barry sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Barry sprite from
Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon

This listing is for Barry's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

For Barry's Pokémon in Diamond and Pearl Versions, see Barry (game)/Diamond and Pearl.

Pokémon Platinum

Artwork from Diamond and Pearl

First battle

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Second battle

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Third battle

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Fourth battle

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Fifth battle

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Sixth battle

If the player chose Turtwig:



If the player chose Chimchar:



If the player chose Piplup:



Weekend battles

If the player chose Turtwig:




If the player chose Chimchar:




If the player chose Piplup:



After the Elite Four are defeated 10 times, Barry's Pokémon's levels each increase by 10, and his reward money is PokémonDollar.png6500. After they are defeated 20 times, his Pokémon gain 10 further levels and his payout is PokémonDollar.png8500.

Optional names for Barry

Language Diamond Pearl Platinum
English
  • Barry
  • Damion
  • Tyson
  • Markus
  • Clint
  • Ralph
  • Lewis
  • Tommy
  • Barry
  • Nolan
  • Roy
  • Gavin
Japanese
  • ジュン Jun
  • シゲル Shigeru
  • コウジ Kōji
  • トシノブ Toshinobu
  • ヒサシ Hisashi
  • ソウスケ Sōsuke
  • アキト Akito
  • ノゾム Nozomu
  • ジュン Jun
  • テツジ Tetsuji
  • ヒロノブ Hironobu
  • ヨシノリ Yoshinori
French
  • Enzo
  • Yan
  • Marcus
  • Niels
  • Romain
  • Quentin
  • Mattéo
  • Alexis
  • Enzo
  • Théo
  • Cédric
  • Jacob
German
  • Lutz
  • Gary
  • Marco
  • Jochen
  • Dirk
  • Arnold
  • Armin
  • Bastian
  • Lutz
  • Gary
  • Marco
  • Jochen
Italian
  • Alvise
  • Gary
  • Marzio
  • Markus
  • Clint
  • Ruggero
  • Livio
  • Tommaso
  • Alvise
  • Rolando
  • Ricky
  • Gino
Spanish
  • Israel
  • Rosendo
  • Marcos
  • Uriel
  • Germán
  • Pablo
  • Fabio
  • Ignacio
  • Israel
  • Rosendo
  • Marcos
  • Joni
Korean
  • 용식 Yongsik
  • 바람 Baram
  • 효지 Hyoji
  • 재준 Jaejun
  • 무현 Muhyeon
  • 조연 Joyeon
  • 조인 Join
  • 정무 Jeongmu
  • 용식 Yongsik
  • 바람 Baram
  • 효지 Hyoji
  • 재준 Jaejun


In the Japanese versions, if the player doesn't give a name for the rival, he will be automatically named パール Pearl in Diamond. In Pearl, the name ダイヤ Dia is automatically given. In Platinum, either Dia or Pearl will be randomly selected. The same is the case for other versions of the games, choosing either "Diamond" or "Pearl" based on the game being played. The only reason the Japanese games use ダイヤ rather than the full ダイヤモンド for "Diamond" is because a Trainer's name is restricted to five characters in Japan, while elsewhere the restriction is seven.

File:Barry.png
Barry in the anime.

In the anime

Main article: Barry (anime)

In the anime, there is a character based on Barry, sharing both his name and his characteristics. He debuts in Barry's Busting Out All Over! and ends up as one of Ash's rivals.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Barry or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Rival Su Uncommon Diamond & Pearl 113/130
Secret Wonders 124/132

Trivia

  • Barry has achieved a high score of 2000 at Pal Park, which serves as the default high score.
  • Strangely, among the default names for him in the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond is Shigeru, one of the names that are default in both Pokémon Red and Pokémon FireRed for Blue. "Gary" is also one of the optional names for him in the German and Italian-language versions of Pokémon Diamond. Gary's Korean Name, 바람 Baram can also be found among optional names for him in Korean-language version. Another point of similarity can perhaps be found in the fact that a relative of theirs is well-known in the Pokémon world, being the Frontier Brain of Sinnoh's Battle Tower in Barry's case, and being a Pokémon professor in the case of Blue. Furthermore, both rivals are childhood acquaintances of the playable characters who go on to compete against them in collecting Gym badges, unlike Silver and Wally. Finally, Barry uses the Starly line, while Blue uses the Pidgey line; they both use Heracross at some point in their respective games.
  • Although Barry can only be battled on weekends, if the player saves the game in front of him on a Sunday in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, he can still be battled on weekdays if the player does not leave the Fight Area (even to go to the Pokémon Center) during the periods of time in between. This was corrected in Pokémon Platinum.
  • All Japanese default names for Barry come from game staff members' first names. They are all listed in the game's credits. Jun is from Junichi Masuda, production director and music composer. Shigeru is from Shigeru Ōmori, game design leader. Kōji comes from Kōji Nishino, a game designer. Toshinobu is from Toshinobu Matsumiya, game scenario author. Hisashi is from Hisashi Sogabe, battle system programmer. Sōsuke is from Sōsuke Tamada, field system programmer. Akito is from Akito Mori, communication system programmer and Nozomu is from Nozomu Saito, also one of the programmers.
  • Barry has an orange Pokétch, but an old lady in Oreburgh City states that blue and pink are the only colors that are produced by The Pokétch Company.
  • When Platinum was released, Barry's starter Pokémon, at level 85, took the title of highest-leveled Trainer-owned Pokémon in the series from Red's Pikachu (level 81 in Generation II). When HeartGold and SoulSilver were released, Red's Pikachu regained the honor, as it was now level 88.
  • Of the three main characters of Sinnoh's games, Barry is the only one whose outfit remains much the same between Diamond and Pearl and Platinum, with his shirt's sleeves lengthened (though it could be argued, and is in fact the case with their Pokémon Adventures and anime counterparts, that Dawn and Lucas merely are wearing heavier coats over their Diamond and Pearl outfits).
  • Unlike rivals for the Generation II and III games, who have had only cameo appearances at best, Barry has a major anime counterpart, making him the first game rival since Blue to do so.
  • In Platinum, if Barry does not get Chimchar as his starter, he will get a Ponyta as his Template:Type2 Pokémon instead. On the fifth battle, his Rapidash is at level 35 even though Ponyta cannot evolve until level 40.
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