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Barry (game)

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Barry
ジュン Jun
Platinum Barry.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Male
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Palmer (father), unnamed mother
Trainer class Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Anime counterpart Barry
Counterpart debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Manga counterpart(s) Pearl, Jun, Kazuki

Barry (Japanese: ジュン Jun) is the rival character in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Appearance

Barry has yellow hair and orange eyes. He wears a short sleeve cardigan with orange and white stripes, which in Pokémon Platinum turns into a jacket of the same design. He has gray pants, brown boots and wears a brown shoulder bag.

In the games

Role

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Barry, like the player, lives in Twinleaf Town and is also the player's childhood friend (and soon-to-be rival). Barry is always in a hurry and extremely impatient, and because of this, often crashes into other people (usually demanding a fine from them) or misses important details.

Barry is incredibly determined and it is very difficult to discourage him; the only thing that has done this so far was his crushing loss to the Team Galactic Commander, Jupiter at Lake Acuity, although this defeat lead to a major positive change in Barry's character, causing him to become slightly more serious, realistic, and mature. He is also quite the braggart, often boasting about his battling prowess or how cool his Pokémon are. Barry does have a soft side however, as seen after the wild Starly attack.

Barry is also one to take risks and quickly jump into action; it was this behavior that caused the player and himself to be attacked by wild Starly, setting off the chain reaction that would result in the player receiving his/her first Pokémon.

After becoming the Sinnoh League Champion, the player can find him training at Stark Mountain during the week, and at the Fight Area on weekends, ready to battle. Unlike the player and Lucas/Dawn, Barry did not receive a Pokédex, due to him rushing out of Professor Rowan's lab before Rowan could give him one.

His father is Palmer, one of the Sinnoh Battle Frontier's five Frontier Brains. Barry wants to be like him, which is the reason he is so determined and trains hard. Barry is actually very much like his father characteristic-wise. Both he and Palmer are constantly in a hurry, running into people (including the player), and both seem to react the same way when they happen to run into people.

Pokémon Platinum

In addition to his hyperactive personality, it is shown in the beginning of Platinum, he also gets distracted very easily. In the events of Platinum, Barry suggests going to visit Professor Rowan at his lab rather than go to the lake in search of a Pokémon of the same rarity as a red Gyarados (as happened in Diamond and Pearl). When Professor Rowan questions Lucas/Dawn and Barry on Route 201 about going into the tall grass without any Pokémon, deeming it reckless and wondering if such people were well-suited for Pokémon, Barry admits it was his idea and says that his friend should at least get a Pokémon if not him. After this, Professor Rowan gives them both Pokémon, much to Barry's excitement.

After the player becomes the Sinnoh League Champion, Barry can be found at the Survival Area every day, but can only be battled on weekends. He desires to get into the Battleground, even asking Crasher Wake's help.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon

For Barry's Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, see here.

Quotes

Twinleaf Town
  • In front of his house
"Thud!! What was that about?! Oh, hey, <player>! Hey! I'm going to the lake! You come too! And be quick about it! OK, <player>? I'm fining you PokémonDollar.png1 million if you're late! Oh, jeez! Forgot something!"
  • In his room
"...I'd better take my Bag and Journal, too... Oh, hey, <player>! We're going to the lake! I'll be waiting for on the road! It's a PokémonDollar.png10 million fine if you're late!"
Route 201
"Hey, you saw that news report that was on TV, right? You know, "Search for the Red Gyarados! The mysterious appearance of the furious Pokémon in a lake!" That show got me to thinking. I'll bet our local lake has a Pokémon like that in it, too! So, that's what we're gonna do. We'll go find a Pokémon like that!"
  • If talked to again
"All right! Let's move out! Hustle up!"
"Hey, if we run into a Pokémon, I'm gonna catch it somehow. Because I'm gonna be a Pokémon Trainer. You know what a Trainer does, right? Makes Pokémon battle and all that?"
"All Pokémon have different moves, huh? A Trainer makes his Pokémon battle by ordering them to use moves. That’s so awesomely cool."
"I want a Pokémon of my own, and not too soon, either. I'd be able to go everywhere with my Pokémon that way."
"That lake has a mirage Pokémon living in it. Everyone says nothing lives there, but I know I'm right."
"I'm gonna become a Pokémon Trainer for sure. Not just any Trainer either. I'm going to be the greatest ever. That's my dream."
"Hey, that's enough talking already. I'm itching to get going to the lake. Come on, come on!"
  • If the player attempts to walk into the tall grass
"Remember what your mother said? Mom: "<player>! Don't go into the tall grass!" "Remember, wild Pokémon may attack you if you're walking in tall grass." "It would be OK if you had your own Pokémon, but...""
  • After the events at Lake Verity
"Hey, it's those people! Is that old guy staring at us?"
"What was all that craziness about? I mean, if he was angry, he could've just yelled at us, or whatever... And didn't he want their Pokémon back...? <player>... We should go home, too...
Verity Lakefront
  • Before the events at Lake Verity
"All right! To the lake! Let's find us a red Gyarados!"
  • After the events at Lake Verity
"You go ahead ...I know we have to go return these Pokémon. They're not ours. But I want to spend just a little more time with this little guy..."
  • If spoken to
"We didn't have any choice in using those people's Pokémon, right? But these Pokémon belong to them... They'll want them back, won't they? But this is the first Pokémon I've ever battled with..."
"I wish I could grow tougher with this little guy..."
"I don't feel like talking... Let's go. ...Are we maybe walking slower than when we went to the lake?"
  • If the player attempts to enter Lake Verity
"Hey, hey! Where do you think you're going? We have to go return these Pokémon..."
Lake Verity
"What's going on...?"
"What was that about? Those two... Huh? <player>! Let's go check this out! ... ... What's that? Don't go into the tall grass? No problem, no problem! We won't be in there long enough for a wild Pokémon to come out."
"It's... A briefcase? Those people forgot it here. What are we supposed to do with it? We can try to deliver it, but who are they? I heard them say professor..."
"Waaah! Po-Pokémon?! What's going on?!"
  • When selecting a Pokémon
"Look! These are Poké Balls! Let's battle using these! Eh...? Which one do you want then?"
  • After the battle
"Fwaaah! Your Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup totally rocked! But my Chimchar/Piplup/Turtwig was way tougher than yours! ...They were other people's Pokémon, though... But we had to use them... They won't mind, will they?"
"What was that about? I don't know what's going on. <player>, let's get out of here. My Pokémon got hurt from that battle. If we get attacked by another Pokémon, we might be in trouble."
Sandgem Town
"Thud!! What the... Oh, it's you, <player>! That old guy... He's not scary so much as he is totally out there! Aww, it doesn't matter, <player>. I'm out of here. See you later!"
Trainer's School, Jubilife City
"Hey <player>! Did you come to study, too? I went ahead and memorized everything that was up on the blackboard. After all, it's the Trainer's job to avoid having their precious Pokémon hurt in battle, right? So, <player>, what brings you here? Huh? You've got something for me?"
  • After delivering the Parcel
"So, what is this...? Score! It's a Town Map! Huh?! Why are there two in here? I like it a lot, but I don't need two. Here, <player>, you take one!"
  • After receiving the Town Map
"Hmm... Well, according to the Town Map, I guess Oreburgh City is where I should be going next. There's a Gym, so it'd be perfect for raising the Pokémon I just caught. Well, I'm on the road to becoming the greatest Trainer of all time! See you around!"
Route 203
  • Before battle
"Hey! <player>! Tell me you got a little tougher! Me? Do you even need to ask? Of course I got tougher! Come on! Let's battle it out!"
  • After his first Pokémon is damaged
"Don't get cocky, kid! This isn't over yet!"
  • When his last Pokémon is at low health
"My Pokémon's HP is low... This could be a close fight."
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened? I lost?!"
  • After battle
"Waah! What do you mean I lost?! Well, that's it! That's the last time I'll ever lose! I'm going to be the world's toughest Trainer, and you know it! The first thing to do is take on the Oreburgh City Pokémon Gym! I'm gonna toughen up for that, totally!"
Oreburgh City
"Hunh? Oh, it's you, <player>! You finally got here? You're slow like always. You're so slow, the Gym Leader's long gone now. He said he had to go... Uh… Oh, yeah, to Oreburgh Mine! I got my Badge already, so it's no big deal to me, but..."
  • If talked to again
"I told you, the Gym Leader isn't here. If you want to take the Gym challenge, you have to go down to the mine and ask him. But, boy, a Gym Leader is in a different class of toughness. Even I'm feeling run down."
"Thud!! Whoops! <player>! You got the Gym Badge, huh? Eterna City is the next place with a Gym that gives away Badges, right? So, yeah, I went to Route 207, but you can't go there without a Bicycle. I made my team battle and toughened them up, so it wasn't a waste. So, I'm going back to Jubilife City. Next stop, the Eterna Gym Badge! Ten seconds before I dash! Nine... Bah! Who's got time to count?!"
Hearthome City
  • Before battle
"Ta-daah! Kept me waiting again, <player>! Let's see how much tougher you and I have gotten, right here and now! Hey, you're a Trainer now. You're expected to be ready for a battle. No whining! No waiting! Let's get the show started!"
  • After his first Pokémon is damaged
"Oh, yeah? I'll show you something wicked, too!"
  • When his last Pokémon is at low health
"What the?! We're in trouble?! But there’s no giving up on me!"
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened?! You're telling me I lost?!"
  • After battle
""Waaaagh! You KO'd my team again?! This messes up my dream of becoming the greatest Trainer ever... No! I just need to get tougher and keep winning. One day... That's it! I'm going to challenge the Veilstone Gym next! See you around, <player>! You'll be blown away by how much tougher I'll be next time we meet!"
Pastoria City
  • Before battle
"Whoops! Hehehe! I'm not going to plow into you every time we meet! So how's it going, <player>? Buffing up your Pokémon, eh? I'll test you and your Pokémon out to see how buff and tough you are!"
  • After sending out his last Pokémon
"Yeah, I can tell you raised your Pokémon to be tough!"
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened?! You're telling me I lost?!"
  • After battle
"Heh, yeah, maybe you did get a bit tougher since last time. That even shocked me a bit, so yeah, I got beat 'cause I was careless. So, hey, what was that Team Galactic guy all freaking out about? I don't know what he's up to, but you should chase him down! If you're not a Pokémon, and you run like that... You're a bad guy. All right, <player>! Next time, I'm not holding back!"
Canalave City
  • Before battle
"Whoops! Hey, <player>! You're going to challenge the Gym Leader up past here, eh? Someone should check to see if you're ready for this challenge! That someone is me! With my brand-new Gym Badge!"
  • After sending out his last Pokémon
"We've gotten out of tighter spots than this plenty of times before!"
  • Final Pokémon at low health
"We're not done yet! Neither me nor my Pokémon have given up!"
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened?! You're telling me I lost?!"
  • After battle
"Yeah, yeah, you're just a bit better than me, as usual. But listen up! Let me tell you who's going to take on the Pokémon League and become the Champion. You guessed right! It's going to be me! Anyway, you should be able to take the Gym Leader here. Hurry up and go make the challenge!"
  • After player beats Leader Byron
"Hey! That's the Mine Badge! Good going! You're tough enough to consider becoming the Pokémon Champ. Of course, I'm tougher, so it's not going to actually happen. Anyway, <player>, come with me to the library."
"Hey, <player>! Over here! This way! OK, gramps! I brought <player> like I said! Alright, I'll be outta here!"
"...OK... I get it..."
"What are you saying? I didn't get no Pokédex!"
"Uh, sure, Gramps, you know how to call it! You can tell I'm the hotness!"
  • Outside Canalave Library, after explosion in Lake Valor
"Gramps! I'm going to the lake! I have a bad feeling about this!"
Lake Acuity
"What are you doing? You're not supposed to be here. There's nothing here anyway. If anything were to happen, it's in my good hands. I've got my trusty Pokémon with me for one. And more than anything, I'm tough, and you know it!"
  • If talked to again
"What'd I say? I told you I'll be OK by myself. If you haven't gone yet, go challenge the Sunyshore Gym. I have a feeling things are going to keep getting tougher. It could be rough if you don't collect up some Gym Badges.”
"! You're not getting away with this, Team Galactic!"
"... ... Yeah, that's right! I couldn't do anything against Team Galactic! That Pokémon called Uxie... It was suffering... I'm going to get tougher... It's not about winning or losing... That's not good enough... I have to be stronger..."
Spear Pillar, Mt. Coronet
"Hold on one second! Don't you start the party without me!"
  • After beating Mars and Jupiter
"...Heh. My Pokémon are tough, right? I can get even tougher! ...But, you know, that's it for us. We've hit the wall... <player>, I'll help you with this! Hey, <player>! This is it! It's your show now!"
Pokémon League
  • Before battle
"Hold it! Don't go off without me! You're challenging the Pokémon League, aren't you? That's why I'm here, too. Let's see who’s more worthy of making the challenge with a battle!"
  • Last Pokémon send out
"I fully believe in this last one. I have no reason to freak out."
  • Last Pokémon at low health
"We're not finished yet! We'll get out of this spot because we're so tight!"
  • When defeated
"What just went down?! My team still needs raising?!"
  • After being defeated
"I guess I'm not ready for the Pokémon League if I'm losing to you! Darn it! You watch, though! I'll get tougher and win my way through the Pokémon League! Because I'm going to become the Champion, the toughest Trainer! <player>! You'd better not lose to anyone before me!"
Fight Area
Oh, hey, <player>! What took you so long? I'm fining you PokémonDollar.png100 million! Listen up. I'm going to become the greatest Trainer ever. That's why I'm here--to toughen up myself and my Pokémon!"
"So? What's the big deal? If I find that treasure first, that'll make me the greatest Trainer ever? That’s what I'll do, <player>! And you too, stranger! I'm gonna get the treasure first! But before that, I’m going to the Battle Tower! See ya!"
  • Weekend battles
  • Before battle
"Hey, <player>! You're not the only one who's getting tougher, you know! I'll prove it to you! Get ready to battle!"
  • Last Pokémon at low health
"Oh, yeah? When the going gets tough, my Pokémon get tougher!"
  • When defeated
"What just went down?! You're telling me I lost again?!"
  • After being defeated
"...! It's OK, though. <player>, the tougher you get, the tougher we can get, too. There's no end to Pokémon. That's what I'm saying, <player>!"
Battle Tower
"Thud!! What the... Oh, hey, <player>! You came to the Battle Tower too, huh? I decided I'll see how I measure up before going to Stark Mountain. But that guy that you were just talking to... ...Nah, it's all right! I got here on my own power. It won't take long before I see him. See ya, <player>! I'm going to toughen up here!"
Route 227
"...For someone born overseas, that tough dude doesn't have an accent or anything. <player>, there's a volcano ahead called Stark Mountain. That blowhard Buck is on his way there, as well. I'm going to find the volcano's treasure before that guy does. If I could do that, a 21-win streak at the Battle Tower'd be possible!"
Stark Mountain
"Darn it! What was that all about?! Oh, hey, <player>. That Buck guy wiped us! Oh, man... There's always tough Trainers around everywhere. But you know? Losing means I have room to become even tougher. That's why there's the Battle Tower in the Battle Zone."
  • If talked to again
"Darn it! I'm still choked up from losing. But you know? Losing means I have room to become even tougher. That's why there's the Battle Tower in the Battle Zone."
  • After Buck gets the Magma Stone and after he returns it
"Hey, <player>! Are you still raising your Pokémon? Me? You need to ask? Of course I am. They're my partners! I'm going to rule at the Battle Tower with them. I'll prove how strong we've become and totally shock the guy there."

In Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon

For Barry's Pokémon in Pokémon Platinum, see here.

Quotes

Twinleaf Town
  • In player's room
"There you are! Hey, <player>! Did you just see the TV? Sure you did! Prof. Rowan's that really important guy who studies Pokémon, right? That means he must have lots and lots of Pokémon. So, if we ask him, I bet he'd give us some Pokémon! Oh, hey! Is this a new PC?! Uh... Where was I? Oh, right, right! We're going to go see Prof. Rowan and get some Pokémon. I'll be waiting outside. OK, <player>? If you're late, I'm fining you PokémonDollar.png10 million!"
  • In front of his house:
"Thud!! What was that about?! Oh, hey, <player>! Hey! I'm going to see Prof. Rowan! You should come, too! And quickly!"
"Oh, jeez! Forgot something!"
  • In his room
"...I'd better take my Bag and Journal, too... Oh, hey, <player>! I'll be waiting on the road! It's a PokémonDollar.png10 million fine if you're late!"
Route 201
"Too slow! All right! Let's get moving to Prof. Rowan's lab. ... ... What? Don't go into the grass, right? No worries! No problem! It doesn't matter that we don't have any Pokémon. Trust me on this one. I've got an idea! Now listen. You know how wild Pokémon jump out when you go into tall grass? So, what you do is, you scoot over to the next patch of grass before any wild Pokémon can appear! If we just keep dashing, we can get to Sandgem Town without running into wild Pokémon! OK, stick with me! OK, here goes! On your marks..."
"... ..."
"Hey, <player>. This old guy... It's Prof. Rowan, isn't it? What's he doing here...?"
No: "Whoa, hold up! You're not making any sense here!"
Yes: "Me, too! I love Pokémon, too!"
"What?! You can ask a hundred times! The answer will never change! We'll both answer a hundred times, we love Pokémon! Right, <player>?"
No: "... That joke's getting old!"
"...Uh... Well, I, uh... ... ... Well, then forget about me, but give a Pokémon to my friend here! I mean, it was me who tried to go into the tall grass and all..."
"Really?! Prof. Rowan! I can't believe it! I'm so happy now that I can't keep a straight face! Hey, <player>. You can choose first. Hey, I'm practically a grown-up. I have to show some class here."
  • If player talks to him
"Hey, <player>. You can choose first. Go ahead. You know, like, I'm gonna be a man about it. Yeah, I'm slick."
  • If player attempts to leave
"What's up with you? Open the briefcase and pick a Pokémon!"
  • After choosing starter
"Then, I choose you! I'm picking this Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup
"How do you like that? Prof. Rowan's really nice. On TV, he seems so stern and scary. Heheh, <player>! We've both got Pokémon now. There's only one thing to do, right? Are you up for this?"
No: "What's with that attitude? Don't be that way!"
Yes: "I've always wanted to say this... The time has finally come! <player>! I challenge you to a battle!"
  • First hit
"What in the...?! That one hurt, you!"
  • Starter below half HP
"No way! We can keep going! This is where we hit our stride!"
  • Upon defeat
"What are you saying?! We ended up losing?!"
  • After battle
"Whew! Let's go home. I'm beat after that battle. My Pokémon needs rest, too. See ya, <player>!"
  • After receiving the Running Shoes
"Too slow! <player>, I'm sick of waiting! I'm going to go see Prof. Rowan, so I can thank him properly. So, I had this great idea. Listen up, OK? You know the lake where we always play at? You know they say a legendary Pokémon lives there? You guessed it! Let's catch that Pokémon. That'll make Prof. Rowan happy. I'm sure of that! Me and you together, we've got nothing to fear!"
  • If talked to again
"That Pokémon battle... Wasn't that wickedly fun or what? I mean, I'd pick the moves, and my Pokémon would use them! Yeah, I'm going to battle tons and get real close with Pokémon."
"Pokémon all have different moves, huh? A Trainer makes his Pokémon battle by ordering them to use moves. That’s so awesomely cool."
"Do you believe it? I can hardly believe it. You and me, we're Pokémon Trainers all of a sudden. Man, we've got tons to learn about being a Trainer. But seeing this Poké Ball with this Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup inside... It makes me feel like I can do anything! Nothing's impossible!"
"That lake has a mirage Pokémon living in it. Everyone says it's just a legend, but I know I'm right."
"Hey, do you know about the Champion? There's this out-of-this-world tough Trainer who gets call that. Well, I'm gonna get so tough, the Champ has to battle me. You watch! With this little guy here, I'm sure I can get that tough."
"Hey that's enough talking already. I'm itching to get going to the lake. Come on, come on!"
Verity Lakefront
"All right! We're at the lake! Get ready, because we're capturing that legendary Pokémon. Trust me on this one. It's here. It even says so on the sign!"
Lake Verity
"What's going on...?"
"What was that about? Weird guy... OK, <player>! Let's catch that legendary Pokémon!"
"! Did you hear that, <player>?! That was the legendary Pokémon crying! That had to be it! OK! This is our chance! Let’s catch it! ...Wait! What...?! We don’t have anything on us! You know, Poké Balls! P-O-K-accent-E Balls! If we don't have those, we can't catch Pokémon or take them around with us! ...Do you think Prof. Rowan'd give us some if we asked him? You know, you remember what he said, don't you? He said to visit him at his lab if we needed anything. OK, <player>! I'll race you! First one to the professor's lab in Sandgem Town rules!"
Sandgem Town
"Thud!! What the... Oh, it's you, <player>! That old guy... He's not scary so much as he is totally out there! Aww, it doesn't matter, <player>. I'm out of here. See you later!"
Trainer's School, Jubilife City
"Hey <player>! Did you come to study, too? I went ahead and memorized everything that was up on the blackboard. After all, it's the Trainer's job to avoid having their precious Pokémon hurt in battle, right? So, <player>, what brings you here? Huh? You've got something for me?"
  • After delivering the Parcel
"So, what is this...? Score! It's a Town Map! Huh?! Why are there two in here? I like it a lot, but I don't need two. Here, <player>, you take one!"
  • After receiving the Town Map
"Hmm... Well, according to the Town Map, I guess Oreburgh City is where I should be going next. There's a Gym, so it'd be perfect for raising the Pokémon I just caught. Well, I'm on the road to becoming the greatest Trainer of all time! See you around!"
Route 203
"Hey! <player>! Tell me you got a little tougher! Me? Do you even need to ask? Of course I got tougher! Come on! I'll demonstrate it to you!"
  • After his first Pokémon is damaged
"Don't get cocky! This isn't over yet!"
  • When his last Pokémon is at low health
"My Pokémon's getting low on HP... Things could be tight here."
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened? I lost?!"
  • After battle
"Waah! What do you mean I lost?! Well, that's it! That's the last time I'll ever lose! I'm going to be the world's toughest Trainer, and you know it! The first thing to do is take on the Oreburgh City Pokémon Gym! I'm gonna toughen up for that, totally!"
Oreburgh City
  • Outside Oreburgh Gym
"Hunh? Oh, it's you, <player>! You finally got here? You're slow like always. But anyway, the Gym Leader's tough! Like, seriously serious! If the Gym Leader's this tough, I wonder how he compares to my dad... Huh? I just drifted there. Anyway, the Gym Leader's gone off to the coal mine. If you want to take on the Gym Leader, you'd better go off to the mine!"
"I told you, the Gym Leader went down to the Oreburgh Mine. If you want to take the Gym challenge, you have to go down to the mine."
  • Near Oreburgh Gate, after player beats Leader Roark
"Thud!! Whoops! <player>! You got the Gym Badge, huh? Eterna City is the next place with a Gym that gives away Badges, right? So, yeah, I went to Route 207, but you can't go there without a Bicycle. I made my team battle and toughened them up, so it wasn't a waste. So, I'm going back to Jubilife City. Next stop, the Eterna Gym Badge! Ten seconds before I dash! Nine... Bah! Who's got time to count?!"
Eterna City
"Thud!! Hey, <player>! You came to see the Pokémon statue, right? I'll take you there! What the..."
"Oh, hey! When we smacked together, a brilliant flash of inspiration came to me! An easy way to become a great Trainer! Yeah, that! All right. Listen close... Make certain all your attacks hit! Avoid enemy attacks for sure! You do that, you'd never lose! You'd be the invincible Trainer! Anyway, go check out the Pokémon statue. See you around!"
Hearthome City
  • Before battle
"Ta-daah! Kept me waiting again, <player>! Let's see how much tougher you and I have gotten, right here and now! Hey, you're a Trainer now. You're expected to be ready for a battle. No whining! No waiting! Let's get the show started!"
  • After his first Pokémon is damaged
"Oh, yeah? I'll show you something wicked, too!"
  • When his last Pokémon is at low health
"What the?! We're in trouble?! But there's no giving up on me!"
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened?! You're telling me I lost?!"
  • After battle

"Waaah! It goes to show my surefire winning strategy doesn't work. Say, hey, <player>. Remember what I told you before? Make sure all your attacks hit! Avoid every enemy attack! I thought that was a wicked strategy, but it doesn't work worth beans. I guess I have to grind it out and toughen up the team a bit at a time. Anyway! I'm off for Solaceon Town! See ya, <player>! You'll be shocked by my growth the next time we meet!"

Solaceon Town
"Yahoo! Hey, <player>! I got something cool. I'll show you as a special favor! Huh? What the... What's this about? ...I got some Seals, but I forgot to put them on. Oh, right. It's because I was at the ruins. The ruins here are cool. You have to check it out. I even found a Hidden Machine. It was Defog! Anyway, I'll battle you another time. See ya!"
Pastoria City
  • Before battle
"Whoops! Hehehe! I'm not going to plow into you every time we meet! So how's it going, <player>? Buffing up your Pokémon, eh? I'll test you and your Pokémon out to see how buff and tough you are!"
  • After sending out his last Pokémon
"Yeah, I can tell you raised your Pokémon to be tough!"
  • Final Pokémon at low health
"We're not done yet! Neither me nor my Pokémon have given up!"
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened?! You're telling me I lost?!"
  • After battle
"Heh, yeah, maybe you did get a bit tougher since last time. That even shocked me a bit, so yeah, I got beat 'cause I was careless. Oh, yeah, I joined Mr. Wake as an apprentice! Like, I want my own theme song!"
  • After earning the Fen Badge (in front of Gym)
"Oh, hey! You got the Gym Badge here, huh? What'd I tell you? Mr. Wake--I mean, the master--is pretty awesome, hey?"
"Oh, Master!"
"It doesn't matter. I made you my master! I decided! But forget that! There's trouble brewing! There's a Team Galactic goon in front of the Observatory Gate. He said something about a bomb!"
"Hey! Master! Wait!"
  • At the Croagunk photoboard
  • If talked to from the front
"Does my new outfit look good or what? Croagunk's where it's at."
  • If talked to the side
"Why are you talking to me from there?!"
  • Talk to Wake in front of the Observatory Gate
"Hey! What am I, chopped liver? Don't forget I'm here, too!"
"Hey! <player>! You go after that Galactic goon! I'm staying here like Master said! Gotta keep others from going in! Don't let that Galactic guy get away!"
  • If talked to again
"What's the matter?! Why aren't you gone already?! Go after that Galactic goon!"
Valor Lakefront
"Hey, <player>! Where'd that Galactic goon run off to? Huh? Is this your older sister? No? She isn't? Oh, OK. That explosion in the Great Marsh? It wasn’t anything serious. Mr. Wake told me to tell you that. But that Team Galactic... Wow! Are they out of control or what? Next time I see them, I'll teach them a lesson they won't forget! See you around!"
Canalave City
  • Before battle
"Whoops! Hey, <player>! You're going to challenge the Gym Leader up past here, eh? Someone should check to see if you're ready for this challenge! That someone is me! With my brand-new Gym Badge!"
  • After sending out his last Pokémon
"We've gotten out of tighter spots than this plenty of times before!"
  • Final Pokémon at low health
"We're not done yet! Neither me nor my Pokémon have given up!"
  • Upon defeat
"What just happened?! You're telling me I lost?!"
  • After battle
"Yeah, yeah, you're just a bit better than me, as usual. But listen up! Let me tell you who's going to take on the Pokémon League and become the Champion. You guessed right! It's going to be me! Anyway, you should go to Iron Island and toughen up some more. Yeah, train at Iron Island! That's what I did before going to the Gym!"
  • After player earns the Mine Badge
"Hey! That's the Mine Badge! Good going! You're tough enough to consider becoming the Pokémon Champ. Of course, I'm tougher, so it's not going to actually happen. Anyway, <player>, come with me to the library."
  • In front of Canalave Library
"Too slow! Come on! Let’s move it!"
  • Inside Canalave Library
"Hey, <player>! Over here! This way! OK, gramps! I brought <player> like I said! Alright, I'll be outta here!"
"...OK... I get it..."
"What are you saying? I didn't get a Pokédex!"
"Uh... Yeah, of course! Gramps, you know how to call it! You can tell I'm the hotness! And, you know what? I was going to catch those legendary Pokémon for you. You know, as a thanks for giving us our Pokémon back on Route 201. ...Even though I forgot completely about it until just now."
"What was that about?! No, wait, I mean, TV! The TV! News! Anything!"
"Gramps! They said it was an explosion?!"
  • Outside Canalave Library, after explosion in Lake Valor
"Gramps! I'm going! I have a bad feeling about this!"
Acuity Lakefront
"Hey, <player>! What, you finally come along now? Slooow! Way too slow! Listen, <player>. See how the rocks are all lumpy here? You can't climb those rocks until you get the Snowpoint Gym Badge. Anyway, I'm off. Team Galactic! I'm coming for you!"
Lake Acuity
"! You’re not getting away with this, Team Galactic!"
"... ... Yeah, that's right! I couldn't do anything against Team Galactic! That Pokémon called Uxie... It was suffering... I'm going to get tougher... It's not about winning or losing... That's not good enough... I have to be stronger... It's not enough to just want to be the most powerful Trainer ever... It takes honest effort... And a determined heart."
Spear Pillar
  • Before battling Commanders Mars and Jupiter
"Hold on one second! Don't you start the party without me!"
"Remember me? I'm here to get my revenge!"
  • After beating Mars and Jupiter
"...Heh. My Pokémon are tough, right? I can get even tougher! ...But, you know, that's it for us. We've hit the wall... <player>, I'll help you with this! Hey, <player>! This is it! It's your show now!"
Sunyshore City
  • After earning the Beacon Badge
"Hey! <player>! What the... You went and got all eight Gym Badges of Sinnoh! Aww, you... That's wicked! I envy you! But don't think you've won! Because I'm going to be the toughest Trainer ever! You watch me! Before I was dreaming. I just wanted to be like my dad. Now, things are different. I thought about what being a Trainer involves. I thought about what Pokémon are. We're going to get tougher one step at a time! I'm not going to challenge you to a battle now. I hate to say it, but I know you're tougher than me. But not a whole lot tougher. Just a little. Our difference is a about a yard? Nah, not even an inch. ...What I'm trying to say is that I will catch up to you in no time. If you don't hurry to the Pokémon League, I'll leave you in my wake!"
Pokémon League
  • Before battle
"Hold it! Don't go off without me! You're challenging the Pokémon League, aren't you? That's why I'm here, too. Let's see who's more worthy of making the challenge with a battle!"
  • Last Pokémon send out
"I fully believe in this last one. I have no reason to freak out."
  • Last Pokémon at low health
"We're not finished yet! We'll get out of this spot because we're so tight!"
  • When defeated
"What just went down?! My team still needs raising?!"
  • After being defeated
"I guess I'm not ready for the Pokémon League if I'm losing to you! Darn it! You watch, though! I'll get tougher and win my way through the Pokémon League! Because I'm going to become the Champion, the toughest Trainer! <player>! You'd better not lose to anyone before me!"
Fight Area
"Oh, hey, <player>! What took you so long? I'm fining you PokémonDollar.png100 million! Actually, never mind the fine. Come with me, will ya? <player>, I tried to get into the Battle Frontier, which happens to be right here. Then these guys came along and got in my face about it. Like, they're saying they want to test me if I'm good enough and all that. Like, as if I need to prove anything. So, let's team up. Like we did at the Spear Pillar. Let's show those guys how good we are!"
No: "Hey, seriously, can I say something? What's all that about? Toss me a bone here! Come on, I'm stuck here. I need your help!"
  • If talked to again ("No" was selected)
"Come on, let's show them how tough we really are!"
Yes: :"Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! So there's an Elite Four and a Gym Leader. We can whoop 'em!"
  • After beating Flint and Volkner
"See? I got a lot tougher, yeah? OK, I'm off to the Fronti..."
"What the... ... Daddy?!"
"My dad is cool, huh? I mean, when it gets right down to it. You think so too, right? He's a Fronter Brain, after all. He's the Tower Tycoon! I want to be cool like my dad! <player>, that's the one reason I decided to become a Trainer! Ooh, what am I going to do? Should I make a challenge now? Or do I train some more? OK! I've decided! I'm going to get tougher! By a lot! I finally made it here! There's no need for haste now."
Player's Villa
  • After receiving the Villa
"Hey, <player>! You got yourself a Villa now? Woohoo, that's wicked awesome! You must be rich! Gimme something! OK, this is what I’m gonna do. I'll tell everyone you got a Villa!"
  • Visiting quotes (random)
"Too slooooow! You keep me waiting all the time! I’m fining you... PokémonDollar.png1 billion!"
"So, anyway, how are things at the Battle Frontier? Me? You know I’m on top of it. I lose at the Tower sometimes, but..."
"Oh, yeah, the other day at the Battle Tower... Aww, never mind! I’m not telling you I battled my daddy!"
"This is a cool place you have here. I've kind of got to like it, so I'll drop in for no reason at all from now on!"
"You know, I've been thinking lately... If we didn't meet Prof. Rowan then, what would we be doing now?"
Route 227
"That's my master! Those are words of wisdom!"
"Aww, master, don't be that way! You've got to get me into that club in the Survival Area!"
"You know, I think I got a little tougher again. That's why I'm off to the Battle Frontier so I can make some challenges! Master! Wait for me!"
Survival Area
  • If talked to (before entering the Battleground)
"Hey, <player>! How are you doing? Me? You even need to ask? Piling up the wins at the Battle Tower! Huh? My longest winning streak? What, you're going to grill me now?"
  • After entering the Battleground for the first time
"Oh, it's you, <player>. Did you battle with everyone? Don't you think it's cool, though? When people talk about Pokémon, they all start smiling!"
"...! Oh, it's you, <player>. You know the best Trainers must really love Pokémon from their heart. I'm talking about people like the Gym Leaders, of course. People like the Tower Tycoon and the other Frontier Brains, too. You can tell they love Pokémon when you're battling them. But I'm not conceding anything to them, or to you! Because I'm still going to be the greatest Trainer ever!"
"Hey, <player>! How are you doing? Me? You even need to ask? Piling up the wins at the Battle Tower! Huh? My longest winning streak? What, you're going to grill me now?"
  • Weekend battle
  • Before battle
"Hey, <player>! You aren't the only one who's getting tougher! I'll prove it to you! Let's go!"
  • Last Pokémon at low health
"Oh, yeah? When the going gets tough, my Pokémon get tougher!"
  • When defeated
"What just went down?! You're telling me I lost again?!"
  • After being defeated
"...! It's all right, though. Keep getting tougher, <player>. The more you do, the tougher my Pokemon and I get, too. There's no end to Pokémon. That's what I'm saying, <player>!"

Artwork

Diamond Pearl Barry.png
Official artwork from
Diamond and Pearl

Sprites

Spr DP Barry.png Spr Pt Barry.png DP Barry Back.png Pt Barry Back.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Platinum
Barry OD.png Barry DP opening.png DP Barry Intro.png Pt Barry Intro.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Sprite from the
Diamond and Pearl opening
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Platinum

Optional names

Game Japanese English French German Italian Spanish Korean
Diamond パール Pearl*
ジュン Jun
シゲル Shigeru
コウジ Kōji
トシノブ Toshinobu
Pearl*
Barry
Damion
Tyson
Markus
Perlo*
Enzo
Yan
Marcus
Niels
Perl*
Lutz
Gary
Marco
Jochen
Perl*
Alvise
Gary
Marzio
Markus
Perla*
Israel
Rosendo
Marcos
Uriel
Pearl*
용식 Yongsik
바람 Baram
효지 Hyoji
재준 Jaejun
Pearl ダイヤ Dia*
ヒサシ Hisashi
ソウスケ Sōsuke
アキト Akito
ノゾム Nozomu
Diamond*
Clint
Ralph
Lewis
Tommy
Diamant*
Romain
Quentin
Mattéo
Alexis
Diamant*
Dirk
Arnold
Armin
Bastian
Diaman*
Clint
Ruggero
Livio
Tommaso
Diamant*
Germán
Pablo
Fabio
Ignacio
다이아몬드 Diamond*
무현 Muhyeon
조연 Joyeon
조인 Join
정무 Jeongmu
Platinum ダイヤ Dia*
パール Pearl*
ジュン Jun
テツジ Tetsuji
ヒロノブ Hironobu
ヨシノリ Yoshinori
Diamond*
Pearl*
Barry
Nolan
Roy
Gavin
Diamant*
Perlo*
Enzo
Théo
Cédric
Jacob
Diamant*
Perl*
Lutz
Gary
Marco
Jochen
Diaman*
Perl*
Alvise
Rolando
Ricky
Gino
Diamant*
Perla*
Israel
Rosendo
Marcos
Joni
다이아몬드 Diamond*
Pearl*
용식 Yongsik
바람 Baram
효지 Hyoji
재준 Jaejun


  • If the player chooses "NEW NAME" and just leave it blank, he will be automatically named Pearl (if the version being played is Diamond) or Diamond (if the version being played is Pearl). In Platinum, either Diamond or Pearl will be randomly selected.

In the anime

Barry in the anime
Main article: Barry (anime)

In the anime, there is a character based on Barry, sharing both his name and his characteristics. He debuts in Barry's Busting Out All Over! and ends up as one of Ash's rivals.

Manga counterparts

Barry has had counterparts appear in several Pokémon manga.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Barry or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Rival Su Diamond & Pearl Uncommon 113/130 Space-Time Creation Uncommon  
Secret Wonders Uncommon 124/132 Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
      Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck    
 

Trivia

  • Barry has achieved a high score of 2000 at Pal Park, which serves as the default high score.
  • Among the default names for him in the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond is Shigeru, one of the names that are default in both Pokémon Red and Pokémon FireRed for Blue. "Gary" is also one of the optional names for him in the German and Italian-language versions of Pokémon Diamond. Gary's Korean Name, 바람 Baram can also be found among optional names for him in Korean-language version.
  • All Japanese default names for Barry come from game staff members' first names. They are all listed in the game's credits. Jun is from Junichi Masuda, production director and music composer. Shigeru is from Shigeru Ōmori, game design leader. Kōji comes from Kōji Nishino, a game designer. Toshinobu is from Toshinobu Matsumiya, game scenario author. Hisashi is from Hisashi Sogabe, battle system programmer. Sōsuke is from Sōsuke Tamada, field system programmer. Akito is from Akito Mori, communication system programmer and Nozomu is from Nozomu Saito, also one of the programmers.
  • Although Barry can only be battled on weekends, if the player saves the game in front of him on a Sunday in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, he can still be battled on weekdays if the player does not leave the Fight Area during the periods of time in between. This was corrected in Pokémon Platinum.
  • Barry has an orange Pokétch, but an old lady in Oreburgh City states that blue and pink are the only colors that are produced by The Pokétch Company.
  • Unlike rivals for the Generation II and III games, who have had only cameo appearances at best, Barry has a major anime counterpart, an honor held by no game rival since Blue.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Barry's Heracross has the Ability Guts when fought in Canalave City but has Swarm in all subsequent battles.

Name origin

Barry is used as the official name for this character, since it is the most recurring optional name for him in the games (Diamond and Platinum), in addition to it being his anime counterpart's name. His default name however, is Diamond or Pearl depending on the version being played. However, internal game data refers to him as Cedric.


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevor


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
Massage GirlScarf GuyKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterStats judge
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