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Brawly (Japanese: トウキ Touki) is the Gym Leader of Dewford Town's Gym, known officially as the Dewford Gym. Trainers who defeat him receive the Knuckle Badge. He is a young man who specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon.
In the anime
He first appeared in Brave the Wave. Ash was very annoyed that Brawly would put off a Gym battle in favor of going surfing. Brawly trains his Pokémon by taking them surfing, and through this they learn how to dodge and concentrate on keeping their balance, but Ash didn't know that and found it stupid. A combination of this special form of dodging and Ash's own arrogance allowed Brawly to best the younger Trainer despite a type disadvantage. After this and a conversation with Brawly where he explained his techniques, Ash trained for several weeks in anticipation of a rematch. Ash even went so far as to copy Brawly's wave-training to teach his Pokémon how to dodge and resist attacks.
Brawly again appeared in A Meditite Fight where Ash battled one of Brawly's students in a storm. Brawly showed up and told them to call off the match until the storm passed.
Brawly led everyone, even Team Rocket, to a cave on the shore to wait for the storm to pass. After seeing Ash's battle against his star pupil, Brawly agreed to a rematch in a private arena- a wave-swept islet off the coast of Dewford.
Using his Pokémon's new techniques and his newly-caught Corphish, Ash was finally able to claim the Knuckle Badge.
Brawly once trained with Chuck, a Gym Leader from Johto. Brawly teaches many of the locals how to surf as well as how to train Pokémon. Many of his pupils at the Gym are surfers like himself.
- Noé Velásquez (Latin-America)
- Iván Muelas (Spain)
This listing is of Brawly's Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.
In the games
Brawly's title is "A big wave in fighting." His strategy is direct physical attacks. He thinks "Fighting Pokémon rule."
Brawly's Gym is kept in pitch-black darkness to test the bravery of the Trainers. Brawly also trains in the rough waves around Dewford and the pitch-black Granite Cave.
He believes the world awaits him as the next big wave. He often talks in surfing jargon, and constantly talks about "big waves"- both literal and metaphorical.
Brawly once trained with Bruno of the Kanto Elite Four in Sevault Canyon of Quest Island.
In addition to the Knuckle Badge, Brawly gives out TM08 (Bulk Up), in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.
This listing is for Brawly's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.
"I'm Brawly! Dewford's Gym Leader! I've been churned in the rough waves of these parts, and I've grown tough in the pitch-black cave! So you wanted to challenge me? Let me see what you're made of!"
"Whoah, wow! You made a much bigger splash than I expected! You swamped me! Okay, you've got me. Take this Gym Badge!"
"I can see your talent becoming a giant wave to cause a storm of astonishment among Trainers one day!"
Direct physical action!
Trainer's Pokémon -
Fighting Pokémon rule!
The world awaits me as the next big wave!
In the Pokémon Special manga
Brawly also trains his Pokémon by surfing with them in Pokémon Special. His strategy is to use "subtle forces" over speed and power to use his opponents' strength against them. He also likes to save his Pokémon's evolutions for battles.
During his match with Sapphire, his Makuhita evolved into Hariyama. Sapphire figured out that his use of Counter could be overcome by moves which attacked with multiple hits, such as Double Kick. Due to a misunderstanding, she was also expecting Brawly's Pokémon to evolve.
Brawly sided with Team Aqua in the Hoenn conflict because he wanted more places to surf. He changed his mind after Kyogre and Groudon started their rampage. His opponent during the Kyogre/Groudon fiasco was Mack. Using direct, brutal strength instead of his usual strategy, he defeated him at the cost of his own Pokémon. He was last seen on the Pokémon Association's airship "Ba.Goon", resting from his injuries.
This listing is for Brawly's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.
|| Reference to
|| トウキ (Touki)
|| 当帰 Tōki, Angelica acutiloba. And 闘気 tōki, fighting spirit.
|| Chosen for beginning with brawl.
|| From baston, fight.
|| Possible derivation from Kampf, fight.
|| From rude, rough, hard.
|| From marcial, martial.
|| 철구 Cheolgu
|| Similar to 전투 (fight).
|| 藤樹/藤树 Téngshù
|| From 藤樹 Tōki, a name.