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Brawly

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Brawly
トウキ Touki
"A big wave in fighting"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Brawly.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Sky Blue
Hometown Dewford Town
Region Hoenn (originally Kanto)
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSEORAS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Leader of Dewford Gym
Badge Knuckle Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Anime debut Brave the Wave
English voice actor Jason Griffith
Japanese voice actor Kōhei Kiyasu

Brawly (Japanese: トウキ Touki) is the Gym Leader of Dewford Town's Gym, known officially as the Dewford Gym. Trainers who defeat him receive the Knuckle Badge. He is a young surfer who specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.

In the games

Brawly's title is "A big wave in fighting." His strategy is direct physical attacks. He is also a deep thinker, often comparing the scene of battle to everyday life and vice-versa.

Brawly's Gym is kept in pitch-black darkness to test the bravery of the Trainers. Brawly also trains in the rough waves around Dewford and the pitch-black Granite Cave.

He believes the world awaits him as the next big wave. He often talks in surfing jargon, and constantly talks about "big waves"- both literal and metaphorical.

Brawly once trained with Bruno of the Kanto Elite Four in Sevault Canyon of Quest Island.

In addition to the Knuckle Badge, Brawly gives out TM08 (Bulk Up), in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader BrawlyRSORAS / The Big Hit BrawlyE

Strategy
Direct physical action!
Trainer's Pokémon
Fighting Pokémon rule!
Self-Introduction
The world awaits me as the next big wave!RSE
The world awaits me as the next big wave in training!ORAS

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Pokémon Emerald

Gym battle


First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Brawly uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Brawly will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Hariyama.

Hoenn Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire



Quotes

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Dewford Gym
  • Before battle
"I'm Brawly! Dewford's Gym Leader! I've been churned in the rough waves of these parts, and I've grown tough in the pitch-black cave! So you wanted to challenge me? Let me see what you're made of!"
  • When defeated
"Whoah, wow! You made a much bigger splash than I expected! You swamped me! Okay, you've got me. Take this Gym Badge!"
  • After being defeated
"The Knuckle Badge makes all Pokémon up to Level 30, even those you get in trades, obey without question. And, you'll be able to use the HM move Flash outside of battle. If you'd like, use this Technical Machine, too."
"That TM08 contains Bulk Up. It's a move that raises both Attack and Defense stats."
"I can see your talent becoming a giant wave to cause a storm of astonishment among Trainers one day!"
RematchE
  • Before battle
"A wave may draw back, but it always returns to the shore. A giant wave of a talent like you... I knew you would return! Show me how much higher you've gone!"
  • When defeated
"Wow! Swamped again!"
  • After being defeated
"Battling is vast and it's deep. You can't see the bottom. It's just like the sea of Hoenn!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"So you wanted to challenge me? Let me see what you're made of!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"Pokémon battles are similar to how waves come in and out! I'm going to see if you're the kind of Trainer who can read that motion!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I've been churned in the rough waves, and I've grown tough in a pitch-black cave! So you wanted to challenge me? Let me see what you're made of!"
  • When defeated
"Whoa, wow! You made a much bigger splash than I expected!"
  • If the player is defeated
"All right! I rode the big wave!"
  • After being defeated
"Someday your talent will become a big wave, creating a storm of surprise among Pokémon Trainers!"
  • After winning
"The one making a big wave is me! I'm going to keep on riding that wave!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Your skill is top notch... You made a big splash! Do you want to Surf with me?"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

Mossdeep City
"Hmm. It's harder than I thought it'd be to get my body-fat percentage any lower... I need some way to keep on training my whole body... Yeah, maybe some squats, or..."

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Brawly.png
Official artwork from
Generation III

Sprites

Spr RS Brawly.png Spr B2W2 Brawly.png Brawly RS OD.png Brawly E OD.png Brawly OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Brawly in the anime

He first appeared in Brave the Wave. Ash was very annoyed that Brawly would put off a Gym battle in favor of going surfing. At first, Ash was unable to realize Brawly was training his Pokémon by taking them surfing and teaching them how to dodge and concentrate on keeping their balance. A combination of this special form of dodging and Ash's own arrogance allowed Brawly to best the younger Trainer despite a type disadvantage. After this and a conversation with Brawly where he explained his techniques, Ash trained for several weeks in anticipation of a rematch. Ash even went so far as to copy Brawly's wave-training to teach his Pokémon how to dodge and resist attacks.

Brawly reappeared in A Meditite Fight!, where Ash battled one of Brawly's students in a storm. Brawly showed up and told them to call off the match until the storm passed. Brawly led everyone, even Team Rocket, to a cave on the shore to wait for the storm to pass. After seeing Ash's battle against his star pupil, Brawly agreed to a rematch in a private arena- a wave-swept islet off the coast of Dewford. Using his Pokémon's new techniques and his newly-caught Corphish, Ash was finally able to claim the Knuckle Badge in Just One of the Geysers!.

Brawly once trained with Chuck, a Gym Leader from Johto. Brawly teaches many of the locals how to surf as well as how to train Pokémon. Many of his pupils at the Gym are surfers like himself.

He reappeared in a flashback in Whiscash and Ash, AG120, and Wheel of Frontier.

Pokémon

Brawly's Machop
Machop
Machop was the first Pokémon Brawly used against Ash in both the first Gym battle and the rematch. During the first match it was sent up against Taillow and although Taillow kept using Wing Attack and hitting it, Machop kept getting up and eventually managed to knock Taillow out with a Cross Chop. Then, Ash used Treecko which was finally able to defeat it.

In Ash and Brawly's rematch, Machop was again used first. It began to overpower Treecko, but fell to Ash's newly-caught Corphish.

It reappeared in a flashback in Which Wurmple's Which?.

Machop's known moves are Cross Chop and Karate Chop.

Debut Brave the Wave
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Wayne Grayson
Brawly's Hariyama
Makuhita → Hariyama
Main article: Brawly's Hariyama

Hariyama first appeared as a Makuhita. During a Gym battle with Treecko, it evolved into Hariyama and defeated Treecko. After helping the gang to escape from a violent storm, Ash had his rematch against Brawly. Hariyama was able to defeat Corphish and almost defeated Treecko, but thanks to Ash's strategy, Treecko was able to defeat Hariyama after a fierce battle.

Debut Brave the Wave
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Maddie Blaustein

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜安浩平 Kōhei Kiyasu
English Jason Griffith
European French Arnaud Léonard
Polish Mikołaj Klimek
Brazilian Portuguese Vágner Fagundes (AG020)
Silvio Giraldi (AG030-AG031)
Spanish Latin America Noé Velázquez
Spain Iván Muelas

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Brawly in Pokémon Adventures

Brawly debuts in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. He is an avid surfer who has mastered the secrets of "subtle forces" (Japanese: Jū; meaning soft), a fighting style that makes use of turning an opponent's attack back at the user to damage them. He is also well versed in "Gō" (Japanese: Gō; meaning sturdy), a fighting style he learned from his friend, Bruno, that has the user attacking the opponent head-on.

He first appears surfing in Dewford Town, when Sapphire's Lorry sneezes, causing a giant wave. Sapphire apologizes for the incident, but Brawly states that it was all right, as he enjoyed surfing on the wave. He then reveals himself to be the Gym Leader, much to Sapphire's surprise. He warns Sapphire to challenge him before he goes on a days-long trip the next day. Sapphire promises and heads into Granite Cave to train for her Gym battle in the morning. After Sapphire finishes her training, both have their battle at the Dewford Gym. Sapphire manages to easily defeat Brawly's first Pokémon, but she struggles with his Makuhita. With the power of Jū, Brawly counters many of Sapphire's attacks, which eventually leads into his Makuhita evolving into Hariyama. Sapphire comes out the victor when she uses her own variation of Jū to counter Hariyama, allowing her to defeat it and earn the Knuckle Badge.

Later, Brawly and the other Gym Leaders are called by Flannery to meet in Fortree City. They have a discussion on Team Magma and Team Aqua about whether or not one of the teams is evil and the other is good. As a surfer, Brawly sides with Team Aqua, since their goal of expanding the sea means he has more places to surf.

When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Brawly and Roxanne are sent to the drought-plagued areas to face Groudon in battle. Despite their best efforts, Groudon proves to be too powerful for any of their attacks to damage it. They are later assisted by Wallace, who also participates in the battle to stop Groudon, but all three are interrupted by the Three Fires of Team Magma, Blaise, Tabitha, and Courtney. The three grab Brawly, Roxanne, and Wallace and take them to Lilycove City to prevent the Gym Leaders from stopping Groudon any further. Brawly is taken to Lilycove Museum, where Blaise faces him in battle. With his illusions, Blaise scares Brawly by making it so that the paintings in the museum appear to be coming to life. Having learned the secrets of Gō from his trip with Bruno, Brawly uses force to break through the illusions and defeats Blaise.

After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated and Groudon and Kyogre returned to their deep slumber, Brawly celebrated the victory with his allies and thanked Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle.

Pokémon

This listing is for Brawly's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Brawly's Hariyama
Makuhita → Hariyama
Main article: Brawly's Hariyama

Hariyama is Brawly's first known Pokémon. It debuted as a Makuhita surfing with its Trainer. Later, it evolved in Brawly's Gym battle against Sapphire, but it wasn't enough to win the battle. Since then, it has been used in several other battles.

Debut Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt II
Brawly's Machop

Brawly's Machoke
Machop → Machoke
Machoke is Brawly's second known Pokémon. It debuted as a Machop in Brawly's battle against Sapphire, where it was easily defeated by her Chic and switched out to Makuhita. Later, it was revealed to have evolved into a Machoke when it and Brawly went to the Gym Leader meeting in Fortree City. During the battle against Groudon, Machoke was used to battle the Continent Pokémon, but was defeated by Thunder. During the battle against Blaise, Machoke held its own until the illusions caused it to become scared and run away.

Machoke's known moves are Focus Punch and Revenge, and his Ability is Guts.

Debut Mashing Makuhita

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Brawly in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Brawly appears in The Haunted Gym of Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire. He first appeared as Sableye's illusion when it was navigating Red and his Pokémon in the dark Dewford Gym. The group thought that Brawly was real when he was flexing his muscles but it turned out to be a poster Sableye put up. As the group went after Sableye after tricking them into believing that it was Brawly, they saw the real Brawly stuck in a Pelipper-shaped seat. Red and the Pokémon worked together to get him off and were successful. Brawly then thanked them in doing so and laughed at Clefairy after he got stuck in the seat.

Pokémon

Brawly's Sableye
Sableye
Sableye is Brawly's only known Pokémon. It is considered an unusual choice for him as it was not a Fighting-type Pokémon and it is immune to Fighting moves. Due to the Dewford Gym being dark, Sableye helped Red and his Pokémon navigate through. Sableye then tricked them into believing that Brawly was there but it turned out that Sableye was putting up a poster of him flexing his muscles. When Sableye did so again but this time, showing the group a doll, it ran off and the group chased after it. Clefairy found Sableye with the real Brawly when he kicked down a door in one of the rooms. It turned out that Sableye was feeding Brawly when he was stuck in a Pelipper-shaped seat. As the group freed Brawly from being stuck, Sableye and Brawly laughed at Clefairy when he became stuck in the seat.

None of Sableye's moves are known.

Debut The Haunted Gym

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese トウキ Touki From 当帰 tōki (Angelica acutiloba) and 闘気 tōki (fighting spirit)
English Brawly From brawl
French Bastien From baston, fight
German Kamillo From Kampf, fight
Italian Rudi From rude, rough/hard
Spanish Marcial From marcial, martial
Korean 철구 Cheolgu* From 철구 (鐵球) cheolgu, wrecking ball
유민기 Yu Mingi* Possibly from 유영 yuyeong (swimming), 민첩 mincheop (agile), and 기 gi (qi)
Chinese (Mandarin) 藤樹/藤树 Téngshù From the Japanese name 藤樹 Tōki


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
Roxanne OD.png
Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
Brawly OD.png
Brawly
Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
Wattson OD.png
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
Flannery OD.png
Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
Norman OD.png
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

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