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Flint (Japanese: オーバ Ōba) is a master Template:Type2 Trainer and member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
In the games
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Flint is the third member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. He is friends with Volkner, the Gym Leader of Sunyshore City. Flint's younger brother is Buck. His grandfather runs the Battleground.
Flint first encounters the player in Sunyshore City, informing him about the recent blackouts and Volkner's disillusionment as a Gym Leader. He asks the player to bring back the excitement of Pokémon battles to Volkner before seemingly returning to the Pokémon League.
In Pokémon Platinum, Flint and Volkner challenge the player and their rival to a double battle upon their arrival to the new Battle Frontier.
Diamond and Pearl
"Yo Trainer! You had me counting the days on my fingers waiting for you to come. I heard from Volkner what you did in Sunyshore. You managed to light a fire in that guy's heart again. How could you not expect me to look forward to seeing you in battle?
"I can feel your determination. Your will is overpowering me!"
"This situation... This is heating up! I'm blazing now!"
"...! I wasn't expecting this! I wasn't looking down on you... But I didn't think for one second that I'd lose! This is fantastic! You and your Pokémon are inspiring!"
"...Whew... Burnt right down to cinders..."
- "Yo Trainer! You had me counting the days on my fingers waiting for you to come. I heard from Volkner what you did in Sunyshore. You managed to light a fire in that guy's heart again. How could you not expect me to look forward to seeing you in battle? You're facing a Fire-type Pokémon user with me. Let Flint see how hot your spirit burns!"
- Before battle (second time and after)
- "I was waiting for you, challenger! Flint, the master of the Fire-type, is up next! Battles are clashes of the burning spirit of Pokémon. Battles aren't about appearances or what's weak or strong. It all comes down to whether the combatants can burn hot or not."
- "I can feel your determination. Your will is overpowering me!"
- "This situation... This is heating up! I'm blazing now!"
- "...! I don't believe it! I lost! I didn't take you for granted. Bud I'd never even considered it! I'm blown away by this! You and your Pokémon are hot stuff!"
- "...Whew... Burnt right down to cinders..."
- ".........Keep going...I know your spirit burns hot. Your whole team does."
Battle Frontier Entrance Hall
- "This situation just cooks! The drama and tension sizzles! Flint, the fiery master of fire Pokémon, is going to put you to the test! Let Flint see how hot your spirit burns!"
- "... ... ... ..."
- "Hey, you! You used my prize money to buy this furniture, didn't you? So, I've got a right to lounge here, am I right?"
- "Hey, listen, you! If that Volkner tries to sell you on Electric-type Pokémon, ignore him! You have to go with Fire-type Pokémon. It's the way of the future!"
- "It's this place. You know how drab the League is? Don't you think the place should be more, you know, festive? With more decorations, awards, and things like that?" (to Volkner)
In the anime
Flint was mentioned in An Elite Meet and Greet! by Lucian and in A Trainer and Child Reunion! by Officer Jenny.
Flint appeared for the first time in person in DP165. He battled Ash and was successful to beat Ash's three Pokémon with his Infernape. It will also appear in DP166.
In the manga
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Flint or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Although he specializes in Template:Type2s, in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only two of the five Pokémon he uses are actually Fire-type, with only eight Fire-type moves between them and only four of these are actual attacking moves. In Pokémon Platinum, his entire team consists of his specialty type.
- However in Diamond and Pearl his team is still fire-themed: Drifblim is a hot air balloon, Steelix's Diamond Pokédex entry states that it is strengthened by intense heat, and Lopunny is based on a bunny-girl (who is "hot").
- Flint's Magmortar is the only Pokémon of a member of the Elite Four to use seals in Pokémon Platinum. Incidentally, it is used in the double battle with Volkner, who uses his Electivire, the only Pokémon of a Gym Leader to have seals.
- When talking to Volkner in the Villa, he reveals that the reason that Flint uses the Template:Type2 is because of his name.
- With only two Pokémon of his type theme in Diamond and Pearl, he has the lowest number of Pokémon on his team that are of his specialty of all of the Elite Four members.
- Flint's Pokémon can be considered as counterparts to Volkner's Pokémon when battling in the double battle.
- Flint is the second Elite Four member other than the Champion to be seen outside of battle. The first is Lorelei of the Kanto Elite Four in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
||From 大葉, a name for the perilla. Similar to Overheat (オーバーヒート).
||A kind of stone used to set fires.
||From ardent, burning.
||From Latin ignis, fire.
||Literally means volcano.
||Similar to fuego, fire. May also be related to Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire and metallurgy.
||From 大葉 Ōba (literally "big leaf").
||大葉 Dà Yè
||From 大葉 Ōba.
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