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Pryce (Japanese: ヤナギ Yanagi) is the Mahogany Gym Leader, an expert in Ice-type Pokémon.
His English name means "very dear", but was problably chosen because it's similar to "ice".
In the Anime
In the anime, Pryce was a champion trainer in his youth, but was severely burned in a battle. While he was bedridden, his Piloswine ran out the door and never came back. He believed it had abandoned him, and grew bitter.
Years later, the Piloswine was found frozen in a cave, near some plants that aided in the healing of burns -- it had run off in search of medicine. The Piloswine was defrosted and Pryce became happy again.
The next morning, Ash battled Pyrce in a 2 vs. 2 match, but Pryce threw in the towel (both literally and figurely). Pyrce is only Gym Leader who forefitted to Ash Ketchum.
This listing is for Pryce's Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.
In the Games
Pryce's title is "The Teacher of Winter's Harshness".
An elder Pokémon trainer, Pryce, the winter trainer, has seen and suffered much in his lifetime. He's trained Pokémon for some 50 years, and the Pokémon he battles with have been with him since before Gold and Kris were born.
The secret behind Pryce's power is his meditation under a waterfall daily, which strenghtens his mind and body.
In addition to the Glacier Badge, Pryce gives out TM 16, Icy Wind in Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Gold.
This listing is for Pryce's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.
- Level 27 Seel
- Level 29 Dewgong
- Level 31 Piloswine
Pokémon Stadium 2
In the Pokémon Special Manga
In Pokémon Special, Pryce is a frail man confined to a wheelchair. He rarely leaves his gym, and uses his Pokémon to create fantastic ice sulptures.
However, he has a sinister side -- he is also the criminal mastermind Mask of Ice.
He kidnapped Silver, Blue, Shum, Cart, Will, and Karen as children and raised them to be his servants. Even though Blue and Silver escaped, he continued to raise the other four as his slaves.
Then, after Giovanni disbanded Team Rocket, he was able to recruit the now-leaderless Rocket Grunts as his underlings - some came willingly; others were mind-controlled with masks.
Pryce, as the Mask of Ice, also somehow gained control of the Legendary Pokémon, Ho-oh and Lugia.
His villainy seemingly knew no end - until he captured Celebi in Ilex Forest using the GS Ball.
In his youth, Pryce had lost two of his Lapras in an avalanche. He never got over the truamatic event, and it seemed to scar him emotionally. He stopped at nothing to gain Celebi's power so that he could travel through time and be reunited with his Pokémon.
Unfortunately, the power of Celebi's time travel almost caused the world to freeze over. Apparently, time travel causes tempratures to plummet.
Gold followed Pryce through time and his Pichu destroyed the GS Ball, freeing Celebi.
Pryce vanished in the time vortex. To this day, no one knows what became of him.
This listing is for Pryce's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.
- Lapras (Perished in avalanche)
- Lapras (Perished in avalanche)
As Mask of Ice
In the TCG
This listing is for Pryce's Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG.
- Lapras (also released as a promo card)
The Japanese name of the Glacier Badge is the Ice Badge.