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Elite Four

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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 League Champion. Those who challenge the Elite Four must have achieved 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; and the last known one is in the unnamed Pokémon League in Sinnoh.

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 Canna
Ice 087091080
124131
087091221
124131
File:FL Bruno.png
Bruno
シバ Shiba
Fighting 095107106
095068
208107106
208068
File:FRLG Agatha.png
Agatha
キクコ Kikuko
Ghost 094042093
024094
094169200
024094
File:FL Lance.png
Lance
ワタル Wataru
Dragon 130148148
142149
130149230
142149
File:FL Blue.png
Champion Blue
グリーン Green
Various 018065112
130059003
028065103
091038135
018065112
130059003
214065248
130059003
018065112
103130006
028065103
082091136
018065112
103130006
214065248
103130006
018065112
059103009
028065103
038082134
018065112
059103009
214065248
059103009


Generation II and IV

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

Member
Japanese
Type Teams
Gold and Silver HeartGold and SoulSilver
After 8 badges After 16 badges
VSWill.png
Will
イツキ Itsuki
Psychic 178103080
124178
437326080
124282178
VSKoga.png
Koga
キョウ Kyō
Poison 168205089
049169
435454317
089049169
VSBruno.png
Bruno
シバ Shiba
Fighting 237107106
095068
237107106
297448068
VSKaren.png
Karen
カリン Karin
Dark 197045198
094229
197461430
442229359
VSLance.png
Champion Lance
ワタル Wataru
Dragon 130149142
149006149
130006334
373445149

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 262275332
319359
262275332
342359
File:E Phoebe.png
Phoebe
フヨウ Fuyō
Ghost 356354302
354356
File:E Glacia.png
Glacia
プリム Prim
Ice 362364364
362365
File:E Drake.png
Drake
ゲンジ Genji
Dragon 372334330
330373
372334230
330373
File:RS Steven.png
Champion Steven
ダイゴ Daigo
Steel 227346344
348306376
File:E-Wallace.png
Champion Wallace
ミクリ Mikuri
Water 321073272
130340350


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 269214416
267452
469214416
212452
VSBertha.png
Bertha
キクノ Kikuno
Ground 195450185
340076
472450464
340076
VSFlint.png
Flint
オーバ Ōba
Fire 078392208
428426
078392229
136467
VSLucian.png
Lucian
ゴヨウ Goyō
Psychic 122203308
065437
122196065
475437
VSCynthia.png
Champion Cynthia
シロナ Shirona
Various 442445423
350407448
442445468
350407448

In the anime

File:Sinnohelitefour.jpg
The Sinnoh Elite Four in the anime

Ash and his friends often meet the members of the Elite Four, who then impart them with battle strategies. So far, Ash has only met the complete Kanto group, meeting Lorelei in The Mandarin Island Miss Match (named 'Prima' for purposes of lip-synch), Bruno in To Master the Onixpected, Agatha in The Scheme Team and Lance in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution. Ash has also met Koga in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, though merely for the Fuchsia Gym Badge, Steven in A Hole Lotta Trouble!, Drake in Vanity Affair, Wallace in Our Cup Runneth Over!, Lucian in An Elite Meet and Greet!, Cynthia in Top-Down Training! and Aaron in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

It has been hinted by Lucian in An Elite Meet and Greet! that when a trainer wins their respective region's Conference Tournament that 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.

Trivia

  • As of Generation IV, Champion Lance has the lowest average level, and Champion Cynthia has the highest average level in the player's first battle with them. Coincidentally, they are the only members of the Elite Four that Ash has encountered more than once, and appear as champions contemporaneously due to HeartGold and SoulSilver occurring at the same time as Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
  • The levels of the Johto Elite Four are considerably the lowest of the Leagues, having levels under 50 (apart from Lance), while the Kanto, Hoenn and Sinnoh have levels higher than 50/60. This is due to the accessibility of Kanto after the defeat of the Elite Four.
  • 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.
  • The Elite Four of Sinnoh are the only Elite Four whose names follow each other alphabetically, not counting Cynthia.
  • The Sinnoh Elite Four is also the only Elite Four to not include a Dragon-type trainer, including the Champion (although Cynthia does use a single Garchomp). Since there is also no Dragon-type Gym Leader in Sinnoh either, it is the only region without a notable Dragon-type Trainer. However, prior to unlocking the National Dex, the only non-legendary Dragon Pokémon available is Garchomp and its evolutionary line. In Platinum, it would also include Altaria.
  • Though multiple Trainers in the Elite Four use the same type as another Elite Four Trainer, only Fighting and Dragon have appeared multiple times used by the same Trainers (as Lance and Bruno are in the Elite Four of Kanto in all generations that they appeared in).
  • Despite their Japanese name being "Four Heavenly Kings", each Elite Four group contains at least one female member among them. In fact, Indigo Plateau in Generation II and Generation IV is the only Elite Four that doesn't contain two women (including Cynthia the champion in Sinnoh).
  • The Hoenn Elite Four are the only Elite Four to have an entirely individual battle theme. The Indigo Elite Four share their battle theme with the Kanto Gym Leaders in Generations I and III and the Johto Gym Leaders in Generation II, while the Sinnoh Elite Four's battle theme is that of the Sinnoh Gym Leaders, put down a half step.
  • The Second Round Elite Four in HeartGold and SoulSilver give the most prize money out of any regional Elite Four, grossing to 75,660 pokédollars, followed by the Post-National Dex Elite Four in Sinnoh, which pays 50,160 pokédollars. The cheapest prize money comes from the Generation II Johto Elite Four, giving only 22,900 pokédollars. This is likely due to the fact that Kanto is accessible afterwards. HeartGold and SoulSilver made the initial Elite Four payout substantially larger.
  • The Generation IV Johto Elite Four is the only Elite Four where the payouts don't always increase between victories. However, this is only the case in the second round Elite Four.

In other languages

  • Chinese: 四天王 (Sìtiānwáng)
  • French: Conseil 4
  • German: Top Vier
  • Italian: Superquattro
  • Korean: 사천왕 (Sacheonwang)
  • Polish: Elitarna Czwórka
  • Portuguese: Elite dos Quatro
  • Spanish: Alto Mando

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LucasChallenge.png The Pokémon League VSFlint.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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