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In [[Pokémon Special]], Norman is the father of {{Special|Ruby}}, and his wife is nameless. He is a man who believes in power and he is very skillful in battling. Because of that, he strongly disagreed with Ruby's obsession with [[Contest|contests]]. When Ruby reached his 11th birthday, however, he decided that Ruby is old enough to make his decision and finally let him have his own way.
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In [[Pokémon Adventures]], Norman is the father of {{adv|Ruby}}, and his wife is nameless. He is a man who believes in power and he is very skillful in battling. Because of that, he strongly disagreed with Ruby's obsession with [[Contest|contests]]. When Ruby reached his 11th birthday, however, he decided that Ruby is old enough to make his decision and finally let him have his own way.
   
 
Physically, he is so strong that he can squeeze a phone receiver into pieces without effort, and he won't hesitate to use this strength on his son when he deems necessary. However, he still cares for Ruby very much: He asked his wife to arrange their move to [[Hoenn]] on the date of Ruby's birthday so that he can tell him about his permission for Ruby to take part in contests in person. He also prepared a pair of special running shoes made by the [[Devon Corporation]] for his birthday. Later, he also gave a [[Pokéblock]] holder to Ruby.
 
Physically, he is so strong that he can squeeze a phone receiver into pieces without effort, and he won't hesitate to use this strength on his son when he deems necessary. However, he still cares for Ruby very much: He asked his wife to arrange their move to [[Hoenn]] on the date of Ruby's birthday so that he can tell him about his permission for Ruby to take part in contests in person. He also prepared a pair of special running shoes made by the [[Devon Corporation]] for his birthday. Later, he also gave a [[Pokéblock]] holder to Ruby.
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There are several hints from the series showing Norman has had unpleasant encounters with the Pokémon Association. The beginning of all could possibly be traced back to 7 years prior to the start of the Ruby/Sapphire Saga, where Norman failed his Gym Leader Test in [[Johto]].
 
There are several hints from the series showing Norman has had unpleasant encounters with the Pokémon Association. The beginning of all could possibly be traced back to 7 years prior to the start of the Ruby/Sapphire Saga, where Norman failed his Gym Leader Test in [[Johto]].
   
7 years ago, Norman was banned from taking the Gym Leader Test for several years, because of {{Special|Ruby}}, who had fended off a {{p|Salamence}}. At that time, the Pokémon Association had {{p|Rayquaza}} locked up nearby. They were experimenting with an artificially made stone called the Emerald Orb. The Salamence broke into Rayquaza's containment area and set it free. As a result, Norman took the blame for his son, and became distant from his family to hunt down Rayquaza.
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7 years ago, Norman was banned from taking the Gym Leader Test for several years, because of {{adv|Ruby}}, who had fended off a {{p|Salamence}}. At that time, the Pokémon Association had {{p|Rayquaza}} locked up nearby. They were experimenting with an artificially made stone called the Emerald Orb. The Salamence broke into Rayquaza's containment area and set it free. As a result, Norman took the blame for his son, and became distant from his family to hunt down Rayquaza.
   
 
During the battle between Groudon and Kyogre, Norman fought using Rayquaza and defeated and calmed the two titans. He died after {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} left to their respective domains, supposedly because of the strain needed to control Rayquaza without a proper medium. However, Norman was later revived under mysterious circumstances when Ruby released his {{p|Celebi}}.
 
During the battle between Groudon and Kyogre, Norman fought using Rayquaza and defeated and calmed the two titans. He died after {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} left to their respective domains, supposedly because of the strain needed to control Rayquaza without a proper medium. However, Norman was later revived under mysterious circumstances when Ruby released his {{p|Celebi}}.
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Revision as of 01:24, 5 November 2009

This article is about the Gym Leader of Petalburg City. If you were looking for the president of 4Kids Productions, see Norman J. Grossfeld.

Norman
センリ Senri
""A man in pursuit of power!""
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Art from R/S/E
Age Mid-30s (est. by Pokeani)
Gender Male
Eye color Navy
Hair color Navy
Hometown Petalburg City (born in Johto)
Region Hoenn (originally Johto)
Relatives Brendan/May (as player), wife (games)
May, Max, Caroline (wife: anime)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Leader of Petalburg Gym
Badge Balance Badge
Anime debut There's no Place Like Hoenn
English voice actor Dan Green
Japanese voice actor Jūrōta Kosugi

Norman (Japanese: センリ Senri) is the Gym Leader of Petalburg City's Gym, known officially as the Petalburg Gym and the father of the player in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. He is an expert of Template:Type2 Pokémon, and hands out the Balance Badge to any Trainer who defeats him.

In the games

Norman is also the player character's father in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald no matter which gender is selected. The other gender choice (and therefore the rival) is the son/daughter of Professor Birch.

Although he is the first Gym Leader encountered, he refuses to battle until the player has at least four badges. Once he is beaten, he gives the player the Balance Badge.

Norman and his family are originally from Johto. He, as well as the player, have just moved to Hoenn so that he could take up the position of Gym Leader. People have come to describe him as someone who "lives for Pokémon."

Norman also provides special items scanned in via e-Reader to the player.

Pokémon

This listing is for Norman's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire

Cutscene

Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.



Gym battle


Pokémon Emerald

Cutscene

Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.



Gym battles


First Rematch


Second Rematch


Third Rematch


Fourth Rematch


In the anime

File:Norman.png
Norman in the anime.

In the anime, he is the father of May and Max, and the husband of Caroline.

Very early in his Hoenn journey, Ash Ketchum arrived with May in Petalburg City in the hope of getting his first gym battle. Ash found the Petalburg Gym and met Max. May stopped him and allowed Ash to meet her parents, Caroline and Norman. Norman turned out be to the real Petalburg City Gym Leader. Norman used his Pokémon, a Vigoroth, to save May's Torchic from Team Rocket.

Norman is a good friend of Professor Birch and was most likely to have been the person to send May to Littleroot Town to get her first Pokémon. As May did not initially like Pokémon, this seems to have created some distance between the two. Before Ash knew that Norman was May's father, he comments that it sounds like she knows the Petalburg Gym Leader pretty well, to which she replies, "No, I just wish I did" and becomes subdued.

The day after that, in Love, Petalburg Style, May and Max tried to figure out why Norman and Caroline are getting all worked up as Ash Ketchum tries to save Norman's three Pokémon from Team Rocket. It all turned out that Norman had Nurse Joy build a firework launcher to make fireworks in a form of a Beautifly in anniversary of their own wedding day.

Ash Ketchum had his gym battle with Norman in Balance of Power. Using his Grovyle, Pikachu, and Torkoal, Ash defeated Norman's Pokémon, much to Max's dismay. Max stole the Balance Badge and locked himself up in Norman's greenhouse. Norman was able to get Max under control and Max gave Ash his Balance Badge.

Pokémon

This listing is of Norman's Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

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Slaking
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Slakoth
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Vigoroth

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小杉十郎太 Jūrōta Kosugi
English Dan Green
Polish Andrzej Chudy
Brazilian Portuguese Élcio Sodré (initial appearance)
Mauro Eduardo (all other appearances)
European Spanish Gabriel Jiménez

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Norman Special.png
Norman in Pokémon Special

Template:Spoiler In Pokémon Adventures, Norman is the father of Ruby, and his wife is nameless. He is a man who believes in power and he is very skillful in battling. Because of that, he strongly disagreed with Ruby's obsession with contests. When Ruby reached his 11th birthday, however, he decided that Ruby is old enough to make his decision and finally let him have his own way.

Physically, he is so strong that he can squeeze a phone receiver into pieces without effort, and he won't hesitate to use this strength on his son when he deems necessary. However, he still cares for Ruby very much: He asked his wife to arrange their move to Hoenn on the date of Ruby's birthday so that he can tell him about his permission for Ruby to take part in contests in person. He also prepared a pair of special running shoes made by the Devon Corporation for his birthday. Later, he also gave a Pokéblock holder to Ruby.

There are several hints from the series showing Norman has had unpleasant encounters with the Pokémon Association. The beginning of all could possibly be traced back to 7 years prior to the start of the Ruby/Sapphire Saga, where Norman failed his Gym Leader Test in Johto.

7 years ago, Norman was banned from taking the Gym Leader Test for several years, because of Ruby, who had fended off a Salamence. At that time, the Pokémon Association had Rayquaza locked up nearby. They were experimenting with an artificially made stone called the Emerald Orb. The Salamence broke into Rayquaza's containment area and set it free. As a result, Norman took the blame for his son, and became distant from his family to hunt down Rayquaza.

During the battle between Groudon and Kyogre, Norman fought using Rayquaza and defeated and calmed the two titans. He died after Groudon and Kyogre left to their respective domains, supposedly because of the strain needed to control Rayquaza without a proper medium. However, Norman was later revived under mysterious circumstances when Ruby released his Celebi.

Pokémon

This listing is for Norman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.

On hand

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Slakoth ×2
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Vigoroth
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Slaking
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Spinda

Released

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Rayquaza
  • Temporarily gained control of with the help of Wally; however, after Norman's apparent death, Rayquaza has flown away.
Given to Ruby
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Skitty
(Coco)
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Ralts
(Ruru)
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Poochyena
(Nana)
Given to Wally
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Flygon

Quotes

"Hm... So, you did get four Gym Badges. Fine, as I promised, we will have a Pokémon battle. <name>... I'm so happy that I can have a battle with my own child. But, a battle is a battle! I will do everything in my power as a Gym Leader to win. <name>, you'd better give it your best shot, too!

"... I... I can't... I can't believe it. <name>... I lost to <name>? But rules are rules! Here, take this."

"As the Gym Leader, I can't express how upset I am... But as a father, it makes me both happy and a little sad. It's odd..."

First rematch (Pokémon Emerald):

"<name>... I had a feeling that you would come. I would never refuse to accept a challenge from you. You do understand, don't you? Inside a Gym, it doesn't matter that we are a parent and child. No, because we are parent and child, we owe it to each other to do the best we can. Isn't that right, <name>?"

"Uh... Haha... Maybe that was going too hard..."

"<name>... What is your dream? My dream... Hahaha... It has already come true, actually."

Trainer's Eyes

Strategy
I flexibly adapt my style.

Trainer's Pokémon
Grown in a balanced manner.

Self-Introduction
Pokémon are my life. My chosen path is harsh...

Trivia

  • Norman has lighter hair in the Pokémon Special manga.
  • Senri, Norman's Japanese name, means a long distance, while Haruka, May's Japanese name, means far away.
  • He is the first and only father of the player that has been seen in the main series of games so far.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese センリ (Senri) センリゴマ Senri-Goma, Rehmannia japonica. Also from 千里(Senri), "1000 li," roughly 2440 miles.
(Note that in Pokémon Emerald, the Match Call states Norman walks the half-hour journey home every day.)
English

French
German
Italian
Spanish

Norman From normal, his Pokémon type.
Korean 종길 (Jonggil)
Chinese 千里 (Qiānlǐ) From 千里 Senri.

References

External links


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
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Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
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Brawly
Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
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Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
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Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
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Norman
Fortree Gym Feather Badge
Winona OD.png
Winona
Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
Wallace OD.png Juan OD.png
Wallace Juan

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotAlainMairinLysandreAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters
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