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Revision as of 02:07, 14 April 2012

The Elite Four (Japanese: 四天王 Four Heavenly Kings) are four Pokémon Trainers who are regarded as the toughest in their regional Pokémon League, short of the Pokémon League Champion. Those who challenge the Elite Four must have won all eight Badges from that region and face all four and the current Champion consecutively without losing to any of them.

One group resides on Indigo Plateau in Kanto, and are considered the best Trainers in both Kanto and Johto; another is in Ever Grande City in Hoenn; another is in Lily of the Valley Island in Sinnoh; more reside at the unnamed Pokémon League in Unova.

Kanto/Johto Elite Four

Generation I and III

In the Generation I games Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, and their Generation III remakes, the Elite Four at the Indigo Plateau consists of:

Member
Japanese
Type Teams
Red Green Blue Yellow FireRed and LeafGreen
After Kanto After Sevii
File:FL Lorelei.png
Lorelei
カンナ Kanna
Ice DewgongCloysterSlowbro
JynxLapras
DewgongCloysterPiloswine
JynxLapras
File:FL Bruno.png
Bruno
シバ Siba
Fighting OnixHitmonchanHitmonlee
OnixMachamp
SteelixHitmonchanHitmonlee
SteelixMachamp
File:FRLG Agatha.png
Agatha
キクコ Kikuko
Ghost GengarGolbatHaunter
ArbokGengar
GengarCrobatMisdreavus
ArbokGengar
File:FL Lance.png
Lance
ワタル Wataru
Dragon GyaradosDragonairDragonair
AerodactylDragonite
GyaradosDragoniteKingdra
AerodactylDragonite
File:FL Blue.png
Champion Blue
グリーン Green
Various PidgeotAlakazamRhydon
GyaradosArcanineVenusaur
SandslashAlakazamExeggutor
CloysterNinetalesJolteon
PidgeotAlakazamRhydon
GyaradosArcanineVenusaur
HeracrossAlakazamTyranitar
GyaradosArcanineVenusaur
PidgeotAlakazamRhydon
ExeggutorGyaradosCharizard
SandslashAlakazamExeggutor
MagnetonCloysterFlareon
PidgeotAlakazamRhydon
ExeggutorGyaradosCharizard
HeracrossAlakazamTyranitar
ExeggutorGyaradosCharizard
PidgeotAlakazamRhydon
ArcanineExeggutorBlastoise
SandslashAlakazamExeggutor
NinetalesMagnetonVaporeon
PidgeotAlakazamRhydon
ArcanineExeggutorBlastoise
HeracrossAlakazamTyranitar
ArcanineExeggutorBlastoise


Generation II and IV

In Generation II and Generation IV, the Elite Four at the Indigo Plateau consists of:

Member
Japanese
Type Teams
Gold Silver Crystal HeartGold and SoulSilver
After 8 Badges After 16 Badges
VSWill.png
Will
イツキ Itsuki
Psychic XatuExeggutorSlowbro
JynxXatu
BronzongJynxGrumpig
SlowbroGardevoirXatu
VSKoga.png
Koga
キョウ Kyō
Poison AriadosForretressMuk
VenomothCrobat
SkuntankVenomothToxicroak
MukCrobatSwalot
VSBruno.png
Bruno
シバ Siba
Fighting HitmontopHitmonchanHitmonlee
OnixMachamp
HitmontopHitmonleeHitmonchan
HariyamaMachampLucario
VSKaren.png
Karen
カリン Karin
Dark UmbreonVileplumeMurkrow
GengarHoundoom
WeavileSpiritombAbsol
HonchkrowHoundoomUmbreon
VSLance.png
Champion Lance
ワタル Wataru
Dragon GyaradosDragoniteAerodactyl
DragoniteCharizardDragonite
SalamenceGyaradosGarchomp
AltariaCharizardDragonite

Hoenn Elite Four

Generation III

In Generation III, the Elite Four in Ever Grande City consists of:

Member
Japanese
Type Teams
Ruby Sapphire Emerald
File:E Sidney.png
Sidney
カゲツ Kagetsu
Dark MightyenaShiftryCacturne
SharpedoAbsol
MightyenaShiftryCacturne
CrawdauntAbsol
File:E Phoebe.png
Phoebe
フヨウ Fuyō
Ghost DusclopsBanetteSableye
BanetteDusclops
File:E Glacia.png
Glacia
プリム Prim
Ice GlalieSealeoSealeo
GlalieWalrein
File:E Drake.png
Drake
ゲンジ Genji
Dragon ShelgonAltariaFlygon
FlygonSalamence
ShelgonAltariaKingdra
FlygonSalamence
File:RS Steven.png
Champion Steven
ダイゴ Daigo
Steel SkarmoryCradilyClaydol
ArmaldoAggronMetagross
File:E-Wallace.png
Champion Wallace
ミクリ Mikuri
Water WailordTentacruelLudicolo
GyaradosWhiscashMilotic


Sinnoh Elite Four

Generation IV

In Generation IV, the Elite Four at the Pokémon League consists of:

Member
Japanese
Type Teams
Diamond Pearl Platinum
VSAaron.png
Aaron
リョウ Ryou
Bug DustoxHeracrossVespiquen
BeautiflyDrapion
YanmegaHeracrossVespiquen
ScizorDrapion
VSBertha.png
Bertha
キクノ Kikuno
Ground QuagsireHippowdonSudowoodo
WhiscashGolem
GliscorHippowdonRhyperior
WhiscashGolem
VSFlint.png
Flint
オーバ Ōba
Fire RapidashInfernapeSteelix
LopunnyDrifblim
RapidashInfernapeHoundoom
FlareonMagmortar
VSLucian.png
Lucian
ゴヨウ Goyō
Psychic Mr. MimeGirafarigMedicham
AlakazamBronzong
Mr. MimeEspeonAlakazam
GalladeBronzong
VSCynthia.png
Champion Cynthia
シロナ Shirona
Various SpiritombGarchompGastrodon
MiloticRoseradeLucario
SpiritombGarchompTogekiss
MiloticRoseradeLucario

Unova Elite Four

Generation V

The Unova Elite Four may be challenged in any order the player wishes. In Generation V, the Elite Four at the Pokémon League consists of:

Member
Japanese
Type Teams
Black White Rematch
VSShauntal.png
Shauntal
シキミ Shikimi
Ghost CofagrigusJellicentGolurk
Chandelure
CofagrigusJellicentGolurk
FroslassDrifblimChandelure
VSMarshal.png
Marshal
レンブ Renbu
Fighting ThrohSawkConkeldurr
Mienshao
BreloomThrohSawk
ConkeldurrToxicroakMienshao
VSGrimsley.png
Grimsley
ギーマ Giima
Dark ScraftyKrookodileLiepard
Bisharp
SharpedoScraftyKrookodile
LiepardDrapionBisharp
VSCaitlin.png
Caitlin
カトレア Cattleya
Psychic ReuniclusSigilyphMusharna
Gothitelle
MusharnaReuniclusSigilyph
BronzongMetagrossGothitelle
VSAlder.png
Champion Alder
アデク Adeku
Various AccelgorBouffalantDruddigon
VanilluxeEscavalierVolcarona

In the anime

The Sinnoh Elite Four in the anime

Ash and his friends infrequently meet the members of the Elite Four, who then impart them with battle strategies. So far, Ash has encountered the complete Kanto group:

Ash has also met Koga in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, though merely as Fuchsia City's Gym Leader and not as an Elite Four member.

From Hoenn, Ash has met:

Ash has also met the entire Sinnoh Elite Four as well:

In Unova, Alder first appeared in a flashback of Trip's childhood in Ash and Trip's Third Battle!. Ash met him in Ash Versus the Champion!. None of the Unova Elite Four have appeared yet.

It has been hinted by Lucian in An Elite Meet and Greet! that when a Trainer wins their respective region's Conference Tournament, they can participate in the Elite Four Challenge, fighting the four members of that region's Elite Four, and then possibly the Champion as well.

In the manga

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.

Pokémon Adventures

Hoenn's Elite Four and Champion

The Kanto Elite Four made their first appearance in A Charizard...and a Champion watching the final battle between Red and Blue before serving as the primary antagonists for the Yellow chapter of the manga. They are each said to be so powerful that triad leaders of Team Rocket, Koga, Lt. Surge, and Sabrina all had to (begrudgingly) team up with the protagonists and Blaine to take just a single one of them.

The Johto Elite Four is formed at the end of the Gold, Silver, & Crystal chapter. It consists of accomplished Pokémon trainers that were formerly part of criminal organizations, who would eventually rise as the official Elite Four of the Indigo Plateau. They reappeared in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter participating on the Pokéathlon and later fighting against Lance's Dragonite.

The Hoenn Elite Four made an appearance in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, helping to find and catch the legendary golems in order to contain the massive surge of energy created by the clash of Kyogre and Groudon alongside Steven and Wallace, their two regional Champions.

The Sinnoh Elite Four member to debut in the series was Flint who appeared as a cameo in the last round of the Diamond & Pearl chapter. The other members appeared in the Platinum chapter, where they were enlisted by the Pokémon Association Chairman to decode the ancient writings in Charon's memobook. Cynthia, the Champion of the Sinnoh Elite Four has made multiple appearances since the seventh chapter.

The Unova Elite Four have appeared in the Black & White chapter as Black cites them during his daily pledge. Besides Caitlin, who appears in the Platinum chapter, the only Elite Four he is yet to meet is Shauntal, but White meets her instead.

Trivia

  • In the Kanto-based games, all of the Elite Four members have at least one Pokémon that is not of their specialty type during the first battle.
  • All Indigo Elite Four members are villains in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
  • The Hoenn Elite Four members are the only ones that don't have higher level Pokémon in future rematches with them in any game.
  • Prior to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Elite Four typically progressed in level with their Pokémon in the games. The rematch teams in HeartGold and SoulSilver don't progress in level like in all previous games and even the pre-Kanto teams used by the same Elite Four. In Generation V, all members of the Elite Four use Pokémon of the same levels, as they can be challenged in any order.
  • In Platinum, the highest-leveled Pokémon of Bertha, Flint, and Lucian (Rhyperior, Magmortar, and Gallade respectively) match the final Pokémon that the Sinis Trio uses from Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, in that same order.
    • Also, Aaron's highest-leveled Pokémon, Drapion, and one of Bertha's Pokémon, Gliscor, match Kincaid's first and second Pokémon, respectively.
  • Black and White are the only games where Elite Four members used fewer than five Pokémon in their initial parties.
    • It is also the only Elite Four thus far that does not force the player to battle its members in a specific order.
  • The only types not specialized in by an Elite Four member nor a Champion are Electric, Flying, Grass, Normal and Rock.
    • However, Pokémon of all the types have been used by the Elite Four.
  • The Sinnoh Elite Four and Generation I and III Kanto Elite Four are the only Elite Fours in which all members made appearances in the anime.
  • In Generation V, all five Elite Four members' (including the Champion) type specialties have been used exactly twice in previous Elite Fours, at least one of which is one of the two Indigo Elite Four variations. Fighting has been used by both Indigo Elite Four versions, Ghost has been used by the Indigo (Generations I and III) and Hoenn Elite Four, Psychic has been used by the Indigo (Generations II and IV) and Sinnoh Elite Four, Dark has been used by the Indigo (Generations II and IV) and Hoenn Elite Four, and a Champion has had no specialty type in Kanto (Generations I and III) and Sinnoh.
  • With the exception of Caitlin, Blue, and Bruno, all Elite Four members and Champions have a Japanese name with three characters.
  • Pokémon Puzzle League features its own Elite Four: Ritchie, Lorelei, Bruno, and Gary. Gary serves as the leader of the Elite Four and the Puzzle League Champion.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 四天王 Sìtiānwáng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Elitekvartetten
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Elite Vier
Finland Flag.png Finnish Eliittineloset
France Flag.png European French Conseil 4
Germany Flag.png German Top Vier
Greece Flag.png Greek Εκλεκτή Τετράδα
Italy Flag.png Italian Superquattro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사천왕 Sacheonwang
Poland Flag.png Polish Elitarna Czwórka
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Elite dos Quatro
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Elite Cuatro
Spain Flag.png Spain Alto Mando


NateChallenge.png The Pokémon League VSShauntal.png
Participation
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
GymsBadgesHall of Fame
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver Grande
Lily of the ValleyVertress
Pokémon League locations
Indigo PlateauPummelo Stadium*Mt. Silver*
Ever GrandePokémon League*/Lily of the Valley*
Pokémon League*/Vertress*Pokémon League
Regional Pokémon Leagues
IndigoOrange*JohtoHoenn
SinnohUnovaKalos
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateCerulean Cave



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ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
School Kid*GSCHGSSSkierHGSSTeacherGSCHGSSTwinsGSCFRLGHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
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Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
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LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
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Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusicianNurse
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
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