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Castle Valet Darach

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Darach and Caitlin
コクラン&カトレア Kokuran and Cattleya
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Artwork from Platinum
Gender Male*, Female*
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Castle Valet
(Frontier Brain)
Generation IV
Games Pokémon Platinum
Brain of Battle Castle
Commemorative print Castle Print

Castle Valet Darach (Japanese: キャッスルバトラー コクラン Castle Butler Kokuran) and Caitlin (Japanese: カトレア Cattleya) are the Frontier Brains in charge of running the Battle Frontier's Battle Castle.

In the games

They are the Frontier Brains of the Battle Castle in the Sinnoh region.

Pokémon

In Pokémon Platinum, Darach and Caitlin have these Pokémon when they are challenged for a print:

Silver Print challenge

Team A

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Team B

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Gold Print challenge

Team A

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Team B

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Quotes

First batlle

Before the battle:
Darach: Welcome. I am Darach, as you know, and I am the Castle Valet. Lady Caitlin, my employer, is not one to accept defeat willingly. However, for a reason I'm not at liberty to disclose, she cannot battle. Consequentely, I will do battle in her ladyship's place. ...Let me assure you that you won't be shortchanged by facing me. En garde!

After the battle:
Darach: My Pokémon could not be faulted in any way or form. My hat's off to you.

Darach: <player>, you are truly in possession of a superlative talent! I drew on every reserve of experience and etiquette handed down through our eritage of glorious servitude. But even then, I failed To fend off your inspired and inspiring challenge. I shall see to appeasing Lady Caitlin's displeasure at my loss. <player>, please do return to our Battle Castle. We will be delighted and honored to have you back!

Caitlin: ... Darach! CP for this Trainer at once!

Darach: <player>, good show. A hard-fought win, yes? Lady Caitlin has instructed me to award you x CP.

Darach: Congratulations on clearing seven consecutive battles. For your valiant effort, <player>, please accept this BP. We'll return any items that we were holding for you.

Second battle

Before the battle:
Darach: Your mastery of Pokémon is as breathtaking as ever. <player>, you certainly are to be commended. ...However, if I may say so, I noticed something about the way you battle. After all, I have the opportunity to watch you closely firsthand. So, what is it that I noticed? As a Trainer myself, it is but proper etiquette to show you in a battle. Let us begin! En garde!

After the battle:
Darach: Your skills are superlative as ever! My admiration knows no bounds.

Darach: I am humbled... What I'd perceived to be a weakness was only illusory... Or, perhaps you corrected it in the course of our battle. Regardless, your performance was stunning again. Though she cannot say it, Lady Caitlin appears quite taken by your style. For her sake at the very least, please do return to our Battle Castle!

Caitlin: ... Darach! CP for this Trainer at once!

Darach: <player>, good show. A hard-fought win, yes? Lady Caitlin has instructed me to award you x CP.

Darach: Congratulations on clearing seven consecutive battles. For your valiant effort, <player>, please accept this BP. We'll return any items that we were holding for you.


Trivia

  • It could be assumed that Darach is the true Frontier Brain of the Battle Castle, due to Caitlin's place on a throne, even in the battle against them, her portraits in the castle, her appearing behind Darach and the term "Castle Valet". Therefore, Caitlin may be acting as a mistress and watching the battle from the throne. It is also possible that Caitlin is the Frontier Brain and just has Darach battle for her with her Pokémon.
  • Despite their in-game sprite showing them both together, they do not participate in a double battle. This situation is much like the Twins of the Generation II games, and Jessie and James in Pokémon Yellow. This is the only time, however, that this has happened since double battles were introduced.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese コクラン Kokuran The Japanese name for an orchid of the Liparis genus.
カトレア Cattleya From Cattleya, an orchid genus.
English Darach Darach is a Gaelic word for "oak".
Caitlin Caitlin is apparently a reference to "Cattleya"; the name has variant spellings such as "Katelynn" that are closer to "Cattleya."


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Battle Castle
Darach
Castle Valet
Darach
Battle Hall
Argenta
Hall Matron
Argenta
Battle Tower
Palmer
Tower Tycoon
Palmer
Battle Factory
Thorton
Factory Head
Thorton
Battle Arcade
Dahlia
Arcade Star
Dahlia


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