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Brycen (Japanese: ハチク Hachiku) is the Gym Leader of Icirrus City's Gym, known officially as the Icirrus Gym. He specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. He gives the Freeze Badge to Trainers who defeat him.
In the games
Brycen appears in Pokémon Black and White as the Gym Leader of Icirrus City's Gym. This Gym will be the seventh to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Brycen will receive the Icicle Badge, along with TM79 (Frost Breath). He also reappears at N's Castle where he and the other Unova Gym Leaders hold off the Seven Sages.
In the past, Brycen was a movie star, but grew bored of making films. Unsure of what to do with himself, he took the advice of Alder and became a Trainer. He traveled alone to an icy cave and trained in silence to gain as much knowledge as possible. Brycen also places importance on concealing his true identity from others.
- "You appear ready to face a Gym Leader. Then... Bring it!"
- "You are strong! No, both you and your Pokémon are strong!"
- After sending out last Pokémon:
- "Extreme conditions really test you and train you!"
- "The wonderful combination of you and your Pokémon! What a beautiful friendship!"
- "In honor of your stout heart, I will give you this."
- "You have seven Badges. That means Pokémon up to Lv. 80 will obey you. This TM will convey my regard for your accomplishments."
- "A move that always results in a critical hit: Frost Breath."
- "No matter how many battles I fight, I don't know what strength is. Perhaps you can find the answer."
- "In the past, when I was hurt and depressed, Alder shared this with me... There is strength in being with other people and Pokémon. Receiving their support makes you stronger. The young man named Cheren also seems to understand this now."
- "Who are you? I know you are there! Why don't you show yourselves? Dragonspiral Tower?! What's going on? Hey! Tell me..."
- "Now, hang on. Young man, if you're here for a Gym challenge, hang on for a bit. I've got to head to Dragonspiral Tower!"
- "<Player>! We'll hold them here! You go on ahead!"
- "How could this happen? Calm down! First, we go back! It's more important to decide what to do next than analyze what just happened."
- "Then, I will go with you."
- Don't limit yourself to hot or cold, but use them both to your best advantage.
- Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
- Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name TheFridge. Thank yooou! 'Brycen is too cool! He's always acting like Mr. Tough Guy, like he doesn't even feel the cold...but recently, I heard him sneeze inside his chilly Gym!' I guess even a super-cool Gym Leader can catch a cold. Feel better soon, Brycen! 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"
- His Japanese Leader title is アイス マスク.
- Brycen is the third Gym Leader who both specializes in the Ice type and is the 7th Gym Leader, the first two being Pryce and Candice.
- Incidentally, in the Pokemon Adventures manga, the villain codenamed "Mask of Ice" has a name similar to Brycen's leader title.
- Brycen and Pryce also have similar English names.
- Brycen is the only Ice-type specialist to have a team consisting of only pure Ice-type Pokémon.
|| ハチク Hachiku
|| From 淡竹 hachiku, henon.
|| From ice.
|| From the Chinese reading of 竹 (zhú).
|| From junco, Juncus.